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Fourth Lit
Quick. Pus
Addresses Will Be Made in Ev?
ery Section of Tazewell Coun?
ty Sunday?Program and
Local Chairmen.
A meeting cf the citizens of the
Jeffersonvilla Banking District wus
held in the Court Houso Tuesday af?
ternoon and arrangements made for
conducting the campaign for the 4th
Liberty Loan. C. R. Brown, manager
of the county campaign, was present.
E. L. Greover was selected as chair?
man of the meeting. Mir. Greever
made a astirring spcoch in behalf of
the Fourth Loan, which he termed the
great "Victory Loan." Mr. J. W.
Chapman also spoke on the duty of
the people back home to support the
boys in Franco to the utmost.
County Chairman Brown, on behalf
of W. E. Peery, chairman of tho Jcf
fersonville district section, announced
the following chnirmcn of committees
of the precincts in this district. . tv
was noted that all the men appointed
are busy men, men of affuirs, and that
was tho reason given for their selec?
tion, on the principle that it is the
busy man who does tilings.
Following are the appointments:
North Tazewell?K. D. R. Harmnn.
Tip Top?Dr. Frank Pyott.
Gratton?Wm. Pruett.
Cove Creek?T. L. Shufflebarger.
Burkc's Garden?C. J. Moss.
Crocketts Cove and Horsepon?J.
P. Whitman.
Poor Valley?Jno. A. Neal.
The Cove?W. O. Barns.
Thompson Valley?Wm. Claytor.
Benbow?R. P. Buchanan.
Maxwell?C. P. Ilarman.
Dry Fork?Grat Harmnn.
Pounding Mill?George Hurt.
- Tazewell?W. E. Peery.
The chairman of the Jeffcrsonvllle
District has issued a statement in
which he says he expects all precinct
chairmen to report to him on Sat
day, October 5th, and each Saturday
thereafter, an itemized list of all
subscriptions for bonds, giving names
of each subscriber and amount of
teach subscription, und wall expect
the chairmen to continue to work until
he is informed that the district is
over the top. * .
For the lock of space we will be
unable to give the names of each
committceman appointed. Only the
names of chairmen of precincts nre
Tazewell County Men Who Will Be
Charged With Patting Over Bond
Issue at Different Precincts.
In almost, if not quite every ham?
let church and school house in the
county, will be heard next Sunday the
voice of Liberty Loan speakers. The
following schedule will be carried out
at planned by Rev. C. R. Brown, the
county chairman:
Graham?Rev. H. E. Kclso, Meth?
odist church, 3 p. m.
Pocahontas?A. S. Higginbotham
and T. C. Bowen, Parlor Theatre, at
3 p. m_
Falls Mills?J. W. Hicks at 11 a. m.
Ebenezer?II. C. Calloway, V. L.
Sexton at 11 a. m.
Tip Top?Rev. W. C. Thompson at
3 p. m.
Burke's Garden?J. W. Chapman at
3 p. m.
Benbow?S. M. B. Coulling and C.
R. Brown at 3 p. m.
Pleasant Hill?A. C. Buchanan ac
11 o'clock.
Cove?Geo. C. Peory and Barns
Gillespie at 11 o'clock.
Richlands?E. L. Greever at 3 p. m.
Cedar Bluff?R. O. Crockett at 11
a. m.
ML Carmel?J. A. Leslie, 11 a. m.
Dailey's Chapel?J. A. Leslie, at 3
p. m.
Pounding Mill?J. N. Herman at 11
a. m.
Raven?J. N. Hannan, at 3 p. m.
Maxwell?T. A. Repass, at 3 p. m.
Horaepen?L. A. Tynes and H. C.
Pobst at 11 a. m.
Crockett's Cove?L. A. Tynes and
H. C. PobBt at 3 p. m.
North Tazewell?W. H. Werth ac
8 p. m.
Asbury?H. L. Spratt and C. W.
Steele, at 3 p. m.
Concord?J. Powell Royall, at 3 p.
Core Creek?J. S. Bottimoro and C.
C. Payne at 11 a. m.
Shawver Mills?J. S. Bottimore and
C. C. Payne at 3 p. m.
Tho Fourth Liberty Loan begins
tomorrow, the 28th, and closes Octo?
ber 19th, Just about three weeks time.
But, if tho chairmen of the precincts
will go at it, we can put it over the
first week. Go at it like the boys are
going after the Germans in Pershing's
army?put it over and be done with
it and be ready for the next job.
>erty Loan
>h The Loar
Sale of War Stamps in County Has
Been Most Gratifying, anil Allot?
ment Believed to Have Been Sold.
The War Savings Stamp drive in
[Tazewell County, according to infor?
mation yesterday afternoon, is pro?
gressing satisfactorily, and will no
doubt be over the top, when one or
two precincts in the county hove re?
ported. The campaign is still being
carried on in several parts of tho
B. o. Crockett, assistant director,
who has had charge of the campaign,
feels very much gratified at the fino
showing the county hus made, and
the excellent work done by the com?
mittees. If possible, the lists of the
subscribers will bo published in this
paper, beginning next week. These
lists will show who have bought tht
stamps and who have not.
have you had your bonds
converted yet?
The Tazcwell banks call especial
attention to the fact that the time
limit for the conversion of bonds of
the first and second Liberty Loans
will, soon expire. The Bank of Clinch
Valley and the Tazewell National
Banks have carried an advertisement
in this paper for the past month call?
ing the attention of the people to
the fact that bonds should be pre?
sented to them for conversion. If
you fail to do this you lose the in?
creased interest rate. Attend to this
matter at once.
No one need hesitate to use their
car next Sunday to attend Liberty
Loan meetings. On the other hand,
it is your duty to do so?your patri?
otic duty.
If necessary to use your cars in
order to reach the speaking place in
your community, do not hesitate to
do so. A Liberty Loan meeting will
be held within reach of everybody
next Sunday, and every man, woman
and child should attend, whether they
expect to buy bonds or not. Use
your car next Sunday.
north Tazewell "over the
The Town Council of North Taze?
well, at a recent meeting, found that
there was a balance in the treasury
of $1,000. The question came up,
"What shall we do with it?' Some?
body said, 'Buy War Savings Cer?
tificates," and without discussion, or
at least very little, it was so ordered.
So far as known here, North Taze?
well is the only town in this county
or in this section to do such a thing.
The municipality of North Tazewell
has set. a good example, and in this
action put their town clear over the
The ancient city of Galilee, where
Joseph plied his humble trade as a
carponter and where Christ spent His
childhood, was delivered from the ter?
rible Turk on Friday, when Irish, En?
glish and Austrailian horsemen dash?
ed into it and past it in one of the
most far-flung and brilliant encircling
operations of all military history.
Eighteen thousand Turnks were
trapped like so many rats. One hun?
dred and twenty guns were captured.
What remains of the Turkish Nab?
lus army has been cut off from all av?
enues of escape save for a narrow
stretch along the Jordan east of Bei
san, which city also is in British
Many thousands of Ottomans were
mowed down as they fled in panic be?
fore General Sir Edmund Allanby's
cavalry. Many thousands more feli
as they fled straight into the mount?
ed columns closing in on them.
Occupation of Nazareth marks a
British advance of seventy-five miles
since the fall of Jerusalem. The op?
eration culminating in the glorious
victory which more than settles the
British account with the Turks for
the Kut-ol-Amura defeat, were enr
ried out along a total of fully 150
"Traversing the field of Armaged?
don," says Allenby's report of Fri?
day, received here today, "wo occupied
Nazareth, Afule and Beisar, collect?
ing tho disorganized masses of the
enemy troops and transport from the
I "All of the enemy's avenues of es?
cape save tho Jordon fords between
Beeisan and Jisrel-Damieh have been
And on the following day, Allanby
the model crusader was able to tele?
graph to the war office:
"We hold Nazareth and the passag?
es of the Jordon. Eighteen thousand
prisoners, 120 guns counted."
have you sent clothing for
belgium and france?
Any person who has up to this
time failed to contribute clothing for
the destitute people of France and
Belgium may yet do so by bringing
the garments to the store of Mr. Will
Ed. Peery by noon tomorrow.
saddle horse for sale.
Fine saddler, black, five years old,
1200 pounds, well gaited. Price rea?
sonable. Write e. K. Crockett, Tip
Top, Va. 10-20-2t
Starts Tore
i like Our E
Governor Davis and General Jo.
Lane Stern Will Inspect Taze?
well Rifles Tonight?Ad
dreese at Theatre.
* Governor Westmoreland Davis, and
Hon. Jo. Lane Stern, Adjutant Gen?
eral of Virginia, will visit Tazewell
this afternoon and be our guests to?
night. The object of their visit here
will be the annual inspection of the
Tazewell Rifles, the Tazewell com?
pany of the State Militia.
Roth Governor Davis and General
Stern have been invited to make ad?
dresses at the picture show tonight,
and meet tho people of Tazewell.
This will be the first visit Governor
Davis bus made to Tazewell since he
was elected. He has a large number
of friends in Tazewell county, who
remember his activities in connection
with the farmers .organizations in the
State. General Stern has never be
foro visited Tazewell. He occupies
one of the most important oflices in
Virginia, being at the head of the se?
lective service of Virginia. All the
local draft boards in the State work
under his supervision. All the calls
for men nre issued through his of?
fice, und the Government looks to
bis ofhee for the general management
of the federal selective service law
in Virginia.
Governor Davis and General Stern
will be the guests tonight of Mr. L.
A. Tynes.
Colonel Stern will this afternoon
make an inspection of the property
of the Tazewell Rifles, and tonight
the company will be mustered and in?
spected. The company will likely
pass in review before the Governor
and the Adjutant General after the
muster, after which the visitors und
the company will march to the pic?
ture show, where the guests will be
asked to make addresses.
The Tazewell Rifles, upon orders,
will assemble tonight at the armory
at 7.30 o'clock.
Richlands, Sept. 25.?On September
loth Jacob RaH passed peacefully
away, lie had been sick for some?
time. He was married to Miss Eliza
C. Prater about f>7 years ago, to
which union were born seven chil?
dren, throe boys?M. L. Ball, J. P.
Bull, und C. E. Ball, of Richlands, and
four girls, Mrs. Callie Horton, of
Richlands; Mrs. W. II. Painter, of
Ada, W. Va.j Mrs. J. H. Brown, of
Richlands, and Nora M. Ball, who is
still single. His first wife preceded
him to the great beyond on Sept. 2t,
1009. Mr. Ball has lived a consistent
Christian ...ost of bis life and remain?
ed in the faith until the end.
Mr. Gco. D. Ho'-ton has ^old out
his large'stock of goods to Mr, Bev?
erly Shrove. Mr. Horton gives pos?
session the first of October.
Farmers arc getting busy cutting
corn and sowing wheat. Corn is gen?
erally good.
Mr. Ben Mutter, of Pnint Lick, was
visiting his son, J. B. Mutter Satur?
day and Sundny.
Mr. G. W. Wimmer and family
were visiting his brother Sunday.
Mr. William Hankins, of Roderfield,
was visiting homefolks at Richlands
the latter part of the week.
Mr. John C. Green, of Paint Lick,
was visiting his daughter, Mrs. J. B.
Mutter last Thursday.
Mr. Walter Jackson was visiting
friends and relatives at Richlands on
Saturday night and Sunday.
Mr. O. F. Brown, of this jilr.ee, who
has been laying brick at Princeton,
is at home on a vacation.
C. C. Frazier, W. E. Jenkins, well
known citizens of Pocahontns, were
here one day recently on business.
Frazier is a member of the grocery
firm of Ellett and Frazier. Jenkins
is the husband of Mrs. Jenkins, a
prominent dry goods merchant. Both
Frazier and Jenkins arc "old timers,"
pioneer business men, as is also El?
lett, of Pocahontns, when that little
smoky city was wetter than it is now,
but perhaps less respectable and not
so happy as now. These men, along
with other good men, fought General
Booze and his cohorts long and va?
liantly and successfully, ami are now
resting upon Uieir well deserved hon?
ors. All the same, Jenkins did not
report at headquarters, as did his
friend Frazier, when he was at the
"Hub" on tho day referred to above.
Tazewell County's allotment has
not been mndc at this writing. The
amount will be about twice that of
the Third Loan. This means that
the man who bought a one hundred
dollar bond last time must buy two
one hundred dollar bonds this time,
or find a buyer for the other 100-dol
lar bond.
You can pay in instalments if you
choose, but pay cash if possible, even
if you have to borrow the money, in
order to save the banks extra trouble
and expense.
lorrow. Gi
toys "Over
Deserter Prom Camp Lee is Caught
at Tip by Graham Policeman?Hail
Gun Hut Didn't Use It.
Creed Catron, the young Tip Top
t?oy, who haa given the military au?
thorities a great deal of trouble, hav?
ing deserted twice from Camp Lee,
was arrested by Policeman Rosen
baum, of Graham, at the homo of
Calrons mother, near Tip Top, last
Saturday night. He was brought
here to jail last Sunday morning,
and will be taken to Camp Lee in a
few days. The records are not clear
as to the point from which Catron
deserted this last time. It is boliev
ed, however, Hint he left his company
at some point of embarkation. When
arrested ho had a double-barreled
shot gun, loaded, but did not attempt
to use it.
Dr. Clullin, the representative of
the Anti-Saloon League of America,
made a strong address in thu Mthod
ist church last Sunday night. There
was n large audience.
The speaker presentod his cause in
an unique and striking manner by
comparing thu war in Kurope and the
"war" in this country against liq?
Pint, ns to the cost in money. The
cost of the war to America, for the
next year, he said, if it continues, will
be between thirty and forty billion
dollars; not "millions," mind you, but
billions, nn inconceivable amount. The
cost of liquor in America for the last
25 years, interest nt 0 per cent com?
pounded, amounts to more than 150
billion dollars.
Second, as to cost in human life.
If the American army numbers as
many as two million men next year,
the number of fatalities, he said, will
he about. 111,000 men.
The number of deaths, nccrding to
the best authorities, due to liquor,
reaches the enormous amount of 500,
000 a year. That is to nay, about fivb
limes as many men are slain by booze
yearly as arc slain in battle in the
greatest war of history. These loll?
ing facts made a deep impression on
the audience.
At the close pledges were asked
for the work and the sum of $150.00
was pledged, to be paid in monthly
instalments. At I'oeahontns, $257.00
was given. At Riehlands on Mondnv
night, $510.00. Dr. Claflin was dis?
appointed keenly in the amount of
Tazewell's subscription.
Comes forward now our friend, Mr.
Wm. E. Peery, and nflirniH thnt he
has now and proposes to show up at
"killin* time," the heaviest hog in
the county. George Lewis is saying
nothing but is "Bawing wood." We'll
sec. he editor of this sheet demands
a good mess of sausage from both
no matter who wins.
Your boy is going over to the
strife acrosB the sea,
To give his life if need be, in
the cause of liberty.
He'll fight with dauntless cour?
age till the awful work is
Let me ask you a question, Fa?
ther,? arc you worthy of
your son?
Your boy is fighting for you in
the trench mud over there;
The grime is on his fenturcs,
but no vestige of despair.
In the red hot fire of battle he
is standing by his gun?
You?what arc you doing, Fa?
ther, to be worthy of your
Your boy is facing horror such
as never pen can tell,
All about him is destruction?>
he is in the pit of hell.
Mi'! h's valor never falters?he
is out to "strafe" the Hun?
Is your life ignoble, Father?
Would your actions shnme
your son?
Are you living like a hero??
fncing wrong with fearless
Ready for the Right to battlo,
ready for the Right to die?
Are you helping, giving, work?
ing, backing up both man
and gun ?
If you're not, how dare you
own him?that brave boy?
your soldier son?
Your boy is bravely fighting,
or he may be lying now
With his country's flag nbout
him and death's victory on
his brow.
Ere you close your eyes in
slumber, ere your next day's
span is run,
Answer truly, truly, Father,?
are you worthy of your son ?
; ?Lnruna Sheldon in the New
York Times.
ER 27, 1918.
Behind It
There" Ai
Preparations For Taking the St.
Alihicl Salient by Americans
Surpasses All Powers of
The extensive preparations made by
tliu American forces for tho battle of
St. Mihicl salient, in which Pershing'a
forces won such a signal victory, arc
so stupendous that the mind ev.n hard?
ly grasp it. Some idea of the immen?
sity of the undertaking is gathered
from the following facts.
There was issued 100,000 detail
maps covering in minutest detail thu
character of the terrain of the St.
Mihicl salient, including natural de?
fenses and telling how each was
maimed and by what enemy units.
These niaps were corrected in some
instances as Into as the day before
the battle opened, and were supple?
mented by 30,000 photographs. These
wore for the guidance of the artillery
nod infantry mid were scattered
umoug the officers of thu whole army
u few hours before tho zero hour.
6,000 Telephones at Work.
Fivu thousand miles of wire was
laid on the St. Mihicl salient nild on
ita borders before the attack und Im
mediutely after the Americans ud
vanced 0,000 (elophoue instruments
were connected with these wires
throughout the battle zone.
When the battle opened on the
morning of Sept. 12 trucks Blurted
northward at a speed of seven miles
uu hour, unreeling wires across No
Man's Land until they reached points
where the reels had to he carried by
signal Corps men afoot.
Such work as this made it possible
in the recent battle for American of?
ficers whose troops bad Hanked the
foe's trenches to telephone back, in
forming the artillery of the exact lo?
cation of the enemy trenches and in
a few minutes bringing a deluge of
metal on the buche.
Telephone squads carried these
lines up to the lighting front on
Thursday morning and soon in the
triangular battleground there was u
telephone system in operation thai,
would have been adequate to handle
the telephone business of u city of
100,000, and it was going at lop ef?
ficiency. The branch lines were con?
nected with the mein axis, which was
established through (he middle of the
salient. Ten thousand men were bus?
ily engaged in operating the system.
Mnny of the phone exchanges were on
Several thousand carrior pigeons
supplemented the Signal Corps.
We captured a tremendous quan?
tity of German signal supplies, fitlo
miles of German Wire, mnny switch?
boards, one radio truck and numerous
hatte l ies.
In the midst of the battle other
Signal Corps men look more than 10,
000 feel of moving film depicting war
scenes and many thousands of pho?
Extensive hospital facilities were
arranged, including thirty-live hos?
pital trains, 10,000 beds in tho ad?
vanced areas, and 66,000 others fur?
ther back. Happily, less than 10 pel
cent of the hospital facilities were
1 needed, and therefore our surgeons
and nurses were encablcd to give the
I fi;.cst care to our wounded and sick,
an I every attention to the German
Used 1,500,000 Shells.
In the course of the operation our
guns fired approximately 1,500,000
Forty-eight hundred trucks carried
men and supplies into the lir.es. They
were assisted by miles of American
railroads of standard and narrow
gauge and the cars were pulled by
engines marked "U. S. A."
In addition to restoring this big
territory to rFance with an unprece?
dented small force the Americans
liberated two railroads and a canal
from the menace of the bocho artil?
lery. We took 15,IHR prisoners and
the following spoils: One hundred and
eleven guns, including twenty-five
of large caliber and seventy-eight
Austrian 77s; forty-two trei.cn inoi
tara, two hundred machine guns, thir?
teen trucks, including an ambulance;
thirty box enrs, four locomotives, five
caissons, forty wagons, and thirty-six
narrow gauge errs.
The quantity of captured munitions
is still unestimuted, but one spot alonu
yielded 4,000 shells for 77s and 860,
000 rounds of rille cartridges. Twelve
thousand hand grenades were found in
one dump. Four ammunition dumps
were taken, but the quantity of mu?
nitions in them is as yet uneslimated.
Lnrge quantities of food, clothing,
trinkets and many documents bring
up a total which makes our first ven?
ture us an individual unitl assume
characteristic American proportions.
A large number of former readers
of this paper will not get this wcek'?
issue, their names having been erased
in order to comply with government
regulations, of which we gave full
and timely notice. Next week the
town and the rest of the county list
will be gone over, and those who are
three months or more in arrears on
subscription must be erased. This is
not a matter of choice with us, nor
a pleasant duty, but a necessity.
If you wish your paper continued,
send us your subscription The label
shows month and year of expiration
of your subscription.
And Let's ]
e Pushing
Miss Jessie O'KccfTc Will Make Col?
lection in Tazewell For Destitute
Orphans in France.
Mrs. Aloxander Stuart, of Ablng
don, is district manager of an or?
ganisation which is raising n fund for
the relief of French children whose
fathers have given their lives "to
make Democracy safe for tile world."
It is estimated that toil cents per day,
or $.10.fit) a year, with the aid of the
widowed mother, will enable the child
to eke out an existence. Miss Jessie
O'Kceflo has kindly undertaken the
work in our town. The program is
to organize the children, and try in
his way to raise ifltli.oO for each two
hundred and lifly inhabitants in our
own. As Tazewoll has aliout 1,1100
inhabitants, the children, by syste?
matically Contributing their pennies,
nickels and dimes, can provide for
four destitute French children. A\
the same lime. Miss Jessie expects
n number of persons wdio are able, tu
take one or more of these French or?
phans as their special charge. Mrs.
Stuart lias the names of hundreds of
these children, nod the donors may
select the name, and be put in direct
communication with the child, und
know thill every cent contributed
reaches the mark. A more worthy
appeal cannot be madu.
Givo Miss O'Keolfo a cordial recep?
tion and u liberal contribution.
To the citizens of Tazewell County:
We are called on to raise another
"Liberty Loan." Let's determine
that no complaint shall pass our lips.
We are three tin UHlind miles behind
the front line. Our task is an easy
nie. Think of (he boys who have
cone oversea to make the Supremo
Sacrifice for all that in dear to us
This money is to support our army.
Without its clforla, think, think, whnl
would befall iis. When a salesman
calls on yen ||CXl week, du not say,
"I'm busy; I'll think abouI ii, cull
again." Iteineinbci' this salesman is
a busy mini neglecting his private
business; he is in reality working for
you. Subscribe, subscribe liberally.
Rjicakcra are going out. over the
county next Sunday, Sept. 211th. They
are going gladly. 1 earnestly call on
all who read this to begin nf once by
phone or otherwise to thoroughly ad?
vertise these meetings.
After the war some men will be
ashamed to look in their own faces;
others will avoid looking if possible.
Who will if be?
Yours for the Fourth Liberty Loan,
County Clinirmaii.
One iKl-incll solid French burr coi n
mill, also one No. 10 holt made by
Nordyko and Mormon Co. For par?
ticulars, call on or address E. R. How
ard, Wittens Mills, Vn. 0-27-tf.
All ladies who work on surgical
dressings, etc., arc urged to be pres?
ent at the surgical dressing room of
the Red Cross in the Court House al;
Tazewell on Fridny, September 27th,
1018, at 2 o'clock p. m. Please be on
time. J. W. CHAPMAN,
/ Chairman Red Cross.
Two men narrowly escaped being
run down by automobiles hist week,
on the Main Street. The parties
alighting from the Street car walk?
ed almost in front of an auto whi'dl
was whizzing by the standing r.trccl
car. In all cities and well regulated
towns an ordinance forbids automo?
biles to pass by a standing car. The
auto must stop still and wait until
the car starts and the track is clear,
so as to avoid accidents.
The Clinch Valley .Mows hns called
attention to this matter more than
once. The Town Council should take
some notice of the danger and the
possibility of injury referred to. The
streets of this town are narrow and
the wonder is that accidents have not
already occurred. Whether the coun?
cil ucts or not, let all auto drivers
slack up or stop entirely when pass?
ing a standing street car.
All who saw the demonstration on
Monday of the Cleveland tractor, by
S. J. Peters, county agent, fool sat?
isfied that this tractor did work that
no other four-wheel tractor can do.
One man openly expressed regret
that he bad not seen the Cleveland
three months ago. Remarkable, his
expression! Don't buy a tractor be?
cause it is cheap. Huy one that will
do your work. To those who were
unable to attend the demonstration
as well as those who desire further
particulars. Phone S. J. Peters,
agent for Tazewell and Russell coun?
ties. You cannot realize the many
uses a Cleveland is built for or any
conception of its power or ability un?
til you have seen one.?Adv.
$1.50 PER YEAR
Put It Over
The Huns.
Rod Cross Issues Urgent Call
For Pencil Stones, Walnut
Shells, Etc., to Bo Used in
Protection Fron? (Jus.
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A nation-wide campaign for tho
collection of curtain fruit stones,
fruit pits, ami nut shells must bo
vigorously enroled on Immediately,
These materials nre urgently needed
to innke carbon which is to proloct
mir men overseas from oGrman poi?
son gas. Every organization and in?
dividual in the country is expected
to cooporale and take part in thin
vitally important campaign but the
Ited Cross is to he the principal agent
of the Government in connection
therewith. Its functions uro outlined
in this article.
Materials to He Collected.
The following are the materials to
he collected:
Peach stones,
Apricot pits,
Prune pits,
Olive pila.
Date seeds,
Cherry pits,
ltriiv.il nut shells,
Walnut, ahella (English or native)
Hickory nut shells
Itutternul shells
Need Nol He Separated.
It is not necesanry to separate the
various ma tern Is listed above. They
may be mixed together Indiscriminate?
ly. Any of these materials, if sound,
no mattei- how old, will be accepted.
Can- must, be taken, however, to ex?
clude all materials not listed. hTn
Hold bus been studied carefully by
Government chemists and no mater?
ials outside of the above list are de
Must lie Dried Before Shipping.
All pits und nuts must he thor?
oughly dried in ovens or in Hie suit,
before they arc delivered to the col?
lection Renters mentioned later in
this article, bis is extremely impor?
tant. It. will simplify matters if the
individuals, restaurants, hotels( etc.,
dry their own pits before turning
I hem over to the Ited Cross.
There is no objection to storing
these materials outdoors as ruin does
them no barm; but they must bu
thoroughly dried when delivered tq
the collection centers. Only pits
from native cherries can bo used. Dp
not include cherries imported from
General Enactions of Bed Cross
The Ited Cross will be the organi?
zation in every city or town which
will accept collections from all sourc?
es and make arrangements for ship?
ping. If will also give out needed in?
formation and make announcements
to the papers.
Arrange for a Place lo Receive Ma?
Every Red Cross Chapter should
therefore arrange at onco for a pluco
where these materials may. bo re?
ceived, not only from its own mem?
bers, but from the members of other
organizations und the general pub
lie. Materials collected will bo for?
warded to collection centers as ex?
Junior Red Cross members, Boy
Scouts and Camp Fire Girls should
bo asked to muku a houso to house
canvass for those materials and this
should bo repeated from week to
week. They should also be asked lo
make every eirort. to collect all nuts
lying on the ground. If possible, tho
edible nuts should be opened t>a the
meats have a good market valuo.
Otherwise, whole nuts muy bo shipp?
Boy Scouts or others should call
regularly at fruit markets or stands
to collect discarded fruits from
which the pits can be extructed.
Department stores, schools, banks
and other institutions should be urg?
ed to use their premises as sub-col?
lection centers, from which the ma?
terials may bo brought to the Rod
Oos? center or centers periodically.
Great emphasis should bo pluced on
the fact that this is truly an emer?
gency matter. It is n suggestion of
saving tho lives and health of our
men overseas from cGrman poison
gas and every patriotic citizen in
the whole country should be eager to
take part in this enmpaign.
Let everyono take all of tho above
mentioned walnuts and other things
to the nearest Red Cross organiza?
tion und shipping directions will bo
furnished to the different Red Cross
organizations in the next few days.
In the meantime collect all you can.
Some Tazewcll boys life may bo
saved by your prompt attention to
this matter.
Chairman Red Cross.
If you havn't bought your War
Savings Stamps, you still have o,
chance to redeem yourself. _

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