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THURSDAY. JULY 11, 1111.
THE CHATTANOOGA NEWls
Chancellor Garvin Dismisses
Mandamus Proceeding of
APPEAL WILL BE TAKEN
Court Holds Act Is Valid and
Clearly Within Scope of
Thr mandamus proceedings rrc
ently Instigated hv Squires H. H.
l Cagar, Fred R. Foster and W. T. i
Rtoner In an effort to have their 1
names placed on the official hnllot j
' for Justice om ponce wns dismissed In i
the chancery court Thursday morning
by Chancellor W, n. Oarvln.
The proceedings were Rn attack on
the redisricting bill on several
grounds, but In each Instance the
chancellor held the recent act consti
tutional. An appeal from the decision
was taken. The chancellor. In hand
ing down hie opinion, stntod that the
attack on the redisricting act on tin
grounds that it contnlned two sub
jects had Mm very much In doubt
He said that he had to search caro
fully for a decision or law making
the act on this ground constitutional,
and after much efforts located an
opinion which he read. He sold thai
he thought the intent of a law should
prosead its llterallty. and further than
thnt he thought a lower court should
rert every effort to uphold a law be
fore declaring It unconstitutional.
However, after much study and con
sideration the chancellor Raid thai
the intent of thin particular clause
wni meant for only one subject, and
be would be forced to sustain the
demurrer and dismiss the bill tiled b
the Justices. '
The proceedings, it will be remem
bered, were Instituted severnl weeks
ago by Snulr H. H. Kagar, who was
followed by Squire Fred R. Foster.
Later W. I. St oner also instituted the
That the complaints meant to ex
ert every effort to get their nnmrs
on th official ballot was shown from
the array of counsel employed. They
employed Jleachnm & McOaughy,
Tatum, Thnch & Lynch. W. H. Cum
mlngs, Spears & Spears. John J.
l.tvelv, County Attorney Will F.
Chamlee. who filed the demurrer to
the bill, showed also thnt he menat
business and he employed to assist
him, Brown, Spurlock & Rrown, Al
lison Lynch nnd Phillips. Slzer, Cham,
bllsa & Chambllss, Colemnn & Frier
aon. The three eomplalntants In
sisted that their respective constitu
ents wanted direct representation in i
the court and this the new redisrict
ing bill took away from them.
The decision of the chancellor
Thursday referred In no way to the
status of the case of Squire J. J.
Hork, who is seeking to have his
name placed on the ticket, Insisting
h lsw makes provisions for four
justices of the peace from the city In
stead of three,
tested out later
This case will be
PASTORS RATIFY ACTION
OF BONNY OAKS BOARD
Mass Meeting Called to Empha
size Interest in Building of
Having seen with pride and pleasure
the action of the county court in appro
pilsling 20.000 to build a dormitory for
colored girls at the Bonny Oaks Reform
school, the ministerial union has adopted
p resolution railing upon every pastor In
this city and suburbs to rally his congre-
gntlon to nttend a meeting to be held
al the county courthouse on next Mon
day, July IB. at 8:0 p.m.. at which time
the members of the hoard of control,
composed of the following gentlemen. L.
G. Walker. John Early and Mercer Reyn-
WORLD BEATER CLOTHES
Why Delay the Purchase of
thai Palm Beach Suit
NEW IDEA CLOTHING STORE
815 Market Street Moore J. Smtih, Manager
American Indian Joins
"' ' ' - '
, Jf saawaBMja
Flowbert W. Richester, first American
Indian te join the Lafayette escadrille,
and hit Indian wife.
( Newspaper Enterprise Association!
Discarding his feathers and war
paint, Flowbert W. Richester. a full
blooded American Indian,' has joined
the Lafayette escadrille and will fly as
an aviator in France.
Uichester's wife, also nn Indian and
n beautiful woman, slender and some
what on the Olbaon girl type, was born
In Germany, but nevertheless is an
As a member of
race. Richester will
delight in roaming around among the
clouds looking for a boche machine to
appear to give battle, and a fine phy
sical specimen thnt he Is should have
many victories to his credit in a short
olds, will be present nnd address the
meeting. The pastors In their call say:
"We earnestly urge every pastor to
announce this meeting from his pulpit
Sunday. It is. needless for us to speak
of the Importance of the colored people
of this city attending, for it Is a well
known fact that one of the crying needs
of this county Is such a building, where
Wayward girls may be kept, with the !
belief that proper care and training i
mere win sisrr inein on mo .uu m "'-
est and useful lives, whereas now they
are housed in Jail with hardened crim
inals, which only tends to Increase their
life of criminality and shame.
"Aside from the churches, we enll upon
uwery negro of this community with any
degree of race pride, as well as elvlo
righteousness, to be there and let us evi
dence the fact that we are first deeply
interested In everything that may or enn
be done by those in authority to help us.
as well as to prove we stand rendy to
help as best we can to make Chnttn
nooga and Hamilton county- all that Its
iltlzens would have It be. This meeting
win oe to near ot tne past, present ana , j0hn Gilbrenth nnd Alf W aters, ns
future policy of this great movement. I weji as the writer. Dr. Kellv has ar
"By order of the union. j rived for attendance nt the eighth con-
"C. 0. STEWARD, Reporter." 1 ference. Others from Chattanooga may
When you can get it here
You Save from $5.00 to $10.00
on Your Suit here
PAY CASH ANb PAY LESS
LOCAL OVERSEAS T MEN
LEARN FRENCH IN WEEK
Stephen Doughton Writes He's
New Use for His Nose -Oltat-tanoogans
in New York.
Stephen DOUffMon, n ChSttanoOCn
advertising man who will lie leniem
hered as one of the bMDtf workers In
Hie last liberty loan drive and who re
cently Joined the V.'M. C. A. overscans
forceR. has written hack a ID 041 Inter
rating story of his primary training in
New York. "Learning F rencn in a
reek" and tatting used to his win
equipment comprises the premise of
his new life; the most unusual fealur.
being to learn to pronounce as well B.I
smell with his hose. Mr, Doujrh ton's
I sum in i ne rew s roilOWS
New York. July s.
Snine 2&0 pro-
pectlve v. m. c. a.
secretiHics i,-at Ii .
ered from tlie I'nlted Htutea and Ar
Kansas me here at Columbia learning
French in a week. Please don't laugh,
it's no laughing matter, The Prenon
professor is taking the elnss seriously
and so are the whole 260 - some very
"The older a man Is the harder It Is
to learn French In a week. Some men
In the class, who Just crept In or shall
I say sneaked In under, the age limit ;
of .'ifi, are finding for the first time their '
noses were made for purposes other
" 'These nasal 'ns' come pretty hard
lo nn old duffer llko me,' said one of
die pupils. 'I always thought my nose
was made to smell with anil now I have
to pronounce with It
I ,v. ... " u m.ricnc.cs o,
wonders, tearing French by what
might he culled the thunder method.
The class recites In unison, the louder
the better. And it's some reverberation
when the whole clnss thunders out in
rvthm. 'Avez voiis ,lnnsn bier.' nnd a
hundred other sentences that may he
I talked in waits! time or march time to
the baton of the leader who nersonifles
In his work both teacher and band
leader. It's a new method, created hv
Prof, Thatcher Clark, our Instructor.
and quite effective.
"Any of vou Chnttnnoogans who feel
the need of mastering the French lan-
guage take a week off and come to
Columbia. The language la here. All
you need do is come and get It.
"Thle French clnss Is part of a week
of Intensive truintiiB- for nrnsnectlve
overseas secretaries. Included In the
course la Instruction on military
courtesy, history nnd geogrnnliv of
France and Knglnnd, and quite some
stress is laid upon the innate courtesy
! of the French nnd the necessity, of the
I "Y" secretaries accentuating their own
I courtesy while. In France.
One Is not about headquarters here
long before he realizes what a wonder
ful organization the Young Men's
Christlnn associntion has built up for
overseas service. It's reallv won
f oompete and fnr-reaching. One
f,.,,nnnt beln hut feel thnt It is more than
a private organization as a war auxil
iary. It seems more to be a govern
ment war auxiliary, administered by
a group of people speotnlly recognized
but not In the war department. For on '
every hand one sees how greatly It Is !
fostered by the army how really a part
of the army It is. As one lecturer put
It, It Is an American expeditionary
force morale corps a corps specially
built nnd designed to keep up the
morale and spirits of the fighting
forces. In this work It has so far ren
dered signal service, and with a cam
paign on for thousands more overseas
secretaries, more good work Is In sight.
"The secretaries are equlppeVl for
their 3,000-mile journey and their pro
,raet((1 sojollrI1 abroad "down teahe last
,ietnil tow excel ent hui i-iinn tv rrr
illation ' olive drab officers' uniforms.
made of serge. Thin Is the same as
the army uniform with the S." on
one collar and "Y. M. C. A." on the
other. The equipment includes over
eoat, blankets roll -up. trench boots,
army shoes, knit goods, rabbit cap,
mess kit the kind of outfit that has
been costing the young officers so
much, yet is furnished without charge
to the 7. M. C. A.
sentrd "The confrenceg.H o.snd.lsa
"The conference for Instruction just.
finished was the seventh, and repre
icnted In it from Chattanooga were
haVI arrived, bin I Iiiim not seen tin in.
"Tin re Is some delay In passports
a Jam they call II - unit Nome potential
secretaries have been waiting as high
as a month lor their UMn to clear at
Washington. It Is therefore poealblefor
one who has finished his conference in
wait anything from two days In a week
or two before getting Ills papers.
"We had n visit the othtT evening
from the fourth star In the J. U. Mllll
gnu service Rag Dana Mllllg.in. known
lo his friends as Dun. He Is chief phar
macists' mate, the highest ranking
petty officer on hoard one of Uncle
Sam's important craft. And, h the
way. he wears the longest service badge
f most any man In New Vork n bar
fer service under lire In the Philippines,
n bar for service under Are In China
and a budge of merit fur his service In
China; all welded Into one badge,
which looks quite Imposing, He Hays
lie expects It won't he so many weeks
before he sees I'apt. Wink (Vincent I
Mllllgan In France.
"Annt her Chattanoognn. quite dapper
in his ensign's uniform, flitting aboul
New Vork, Is Morgan Bright."
FRANCE AS VIEWED BY
Letters From Col. Cary Spence
to His Wife -Uncle Sam
Must Win War.
Tn a hatch of letters from the battle
fields of France, from Col. Cary
Spence. commander of the 117th in
fantry, formerly the Third Tennessee,
to his wife, extracts from which were
published Wednesday, there are three
Mu.n of specuU nt,.,est
as they give
v ol. .-spence a impression of the ranee
of today ns view ed by a soldier and a j only human to err and an engineer i
Tenneasean known throughout the cannot con t his error, ns nn over
state nnd an expression of his opinion sight : It Is too late. This seems to
as to the part 1'ncle Sum must play, j have been a case of OVSrOOnfldsnOS,
These letters are as follows
"Somewhere In France."
. . June 5, 18IH.
' 1 nave neen sent ror an eleven days
course at a Hrltlsh army school for
commanding officers, and 1 find that
tne "chool is the very best. We are
where we ran hear the "big show"
going on all the time. I hurl the
Pleasure of meeting one of the British
army commnnders yesterday. I am
HOrrV I can't tell you his name. I
I never saw ae many decorations In
'"V on anyone. The senior In-
strnrtor here la a very fine man and
! certainly knows his work,
Tne more 1 see of this country the
more 1 like it. I had go idea It was
so beautiful. The situation Is look
Ing better today on the front and I
think that they will be able to hold
them. I have been through miiny of
the trenches this morning, nnd It
looks to me as If It was Impossible
for anyone to take them. One of our
instructors here has only one leg and
one arm. He told me that he lost
them both Inside of three hours af
ter going Into the line. He Is a very
tine Instructor In aero-photogrnphy
nnd we had a four-hour course un
der him today.
It is very cold here nnd we sleep
1 under three blankets every night. I
"on I '"" " ever gois warm
nere. nut tney sn inm in juiy ann
SHSUIt 11 noes. I ins is lor ucu-
t if ill time of the year.
June . 191.
T returned from commanding otfl
core' school last night. 1 never saw
more beautiful grounds. Night be
fore last the Germans used a 14-Inch
shot into n town three miles
from us, doing considerable damage.
They sent over ten shots, eight min
utes apart. They were fired about
twenty miles away. We found the
ruins of the shells.
Many of the officers have been sent
up to the front line trenches and Just
returned. They tell of some wonder-
of the sergeants had a man killed by . attorney auch reasonable sum ns will
his side when handing him a cup of pay him for the services actually ren
coffee. I dered."
In my Judgment, If this war Is to ,----
be won, "Cncle 8am" has got to do
It. I can't see it any other way. My
men are In fine spirits and I am
proud of them. They are making
Kod "n(1 m'" T,l1mn,,'?n wl" mor''
than do their part in this war.
"Somewhere In Fiance."
June 15. 1918.
We are located In a small French
: town down here, and the rolling coun
try is very beautiful, even at this
season of the year. It Is very cool
j during the dny and cold at night.
The troops are in a very fine con
dition and, of course, are improving
every day, as they are having very
Field Marshal Hnlg Inspected this
division yesterday and I had the
, pleasure of meeting him. He ccr
; talnly is a fine man and very active.
While we get bulletin's every day, I
i btlleve that you get more Information
i than we do. We are sending our sur
plus baggage back to the coast.
; Gen. Tyson has been up on the
' front line for the past four days.
The Prince of Teck. the ipieen's
brother, who Is a general in theJIrlt
Ish army, Inspected the reglmeift here
the other day. He is a very fine look
ing man, six feet and two Inches tall.
No one hns any Idea of this war
here. I don't think that you can
COUNTY BOARDS SEND
FOUR TO SHELBY JULY 16
Few Selectmen Are Returned to
Local Boards Because of
Four men entrnin for Camp Shelby,
llnttlesbiirg, Miss., on July 16 at 7
p.m. They arrive nt Haltlesbuig July
17 at 1:40 a.m. and out at Camp Shel
by at 8:45 a.m.
These men come from county boards
Nos. 1 and 2, each contributing two
men. The names are:
County hoard No. 1: Ellshn C. Mitch
ell and Willie Hall.
County board No. 2: Elbert D. Wolf
and James J. Sells.
In speaking of the last 150 men seni
out from county board No. 1 to the
various camps throughout the coun
try, Chalrmnn W. M. Bogart states
thnt only five white men and one col
ored man have been rejected.
The colored boy was turned down
en account of a weak knee. Of the
Whit, men, one had bad teeth, one wnn
underweight, two were mental den
clents and one was tubercular.
DEMANDS NEW TRIAL
Moultrie, (la.. July ll.-Itev. CharleH
Chance, 64, convicted of an attempted
assault on a 16-year-old white girl,
has been denied a new trial In the
court of appeals and must serve six
teen years In the chaingang. Chance
had been a preacher over twenty years,
but was unfrocked after tflc charges
were made. He pleaded that the case
ivas u "frame-in '
FRIEND'S TRIBUTE TO
T. P MrMahon Knew and
Loved Dave Kennedy -Question
of Damages in Wreck.
Thr wreck of the fast passenger
trains, os, 1 and t. on I he Nashville,
ChattanOOge a St. I ,, railway Just
a short distance west of Nashville, on
what Is known ns the old northwestern
division, excited a great deal of Inter
est In Chattanooga not only among
railroad men hut among the people
generally. This was undoubtedly the
worst wnek In the history of ihc com
pany and hence hai exolted widest in
ti l est
while no Chattanoogana were in the
wreck, several of the lcllma were
known In this Olty, one especially,
Have Kennedy, engineer oi No. 4, one
of the oldest engineers In the sniplo)
of the company nnd one of the mosi
efficient. He had been an engineer for
many 'yea re and this wai the tirst se
rious wreck to his credit.
"It is only human to err." This Is
the way T. P, McM.ihmi. I lilted States
deputy marshal, himself tor ears a
railroad engineer, began a tribute to
Pave Kennedy, his lifelong friend. "I I
had known Kennedy tor fifty years,"
said Mr. MrMahon. "I used to climb
upon Ills engine when I wiin only a
small boy. Me ran on the Chntta
nooga division between here and Nusb
vllle for thirty years or more. 1 bail
also been associated Willi hiiii in the
Brotherhood of Uooomottvo Engineers
and I regarded him as one of the high
est class men I ever knew, lie was
brave and fearless, yet nt nil times
a gentlemnn of the old school. Mi
would have been a lender In any walk
; of ,.r ,nieM have chosen, it Is
When Pave Kennedy was at the tnrots
tie nothing could go wrong nnd the
crew was off guard. He would. 1 nm
sure, rnther have peristieii wun nis
mlstnke than have escaped. He was
of such a.noble chnrncter that he could
not have lived under the strain."
Recovery of Damages.
As to recovery of damages In a case
of this kind, the following, issued lis
i Heglonal Director C. H. Markham. will
be of Interest to all concerned In this
j great disaster:
"The federal control net contem
plates thnt suits for personal Injuries
' may he brought ns heretofore, but pro
vldea that executions may not lie lev
led on the property of the carrier while
In the possession of the government.
This means thnt while a Judgment may
' be recovered. It devolves upon the director-general
to provide for payment,
' und fills places upon him the rrspon
i slblllty of considering the merits of the
clnlnis and the persons to whom pay-
ment Is made. It is the desire of the
director-general that Justice shall be
done to nil employes who are injured
in the discharge of their duties. This
does not mean thnt verdicts hnsed upon
prejudice or passion shall be paid by
the government to attorneys nnd so
licitors who have no claim upon the
government. The right is reserved to(
consider the merits in determining j
what provision shall be made.
"It will be the policy of the govern-
ment to discourage litigation and to,
deal dlreetlv with injured persons, to
the end thnt the Injured person may
receive the benefit of any amount
which the government pays, without
the exnense of litigation and without
being compelled to turn over one-third
or one-half to nn attorney. You m:v.
therefore, let it be known that Such
clalma will he considered on their
"As to fee contracts, you are author
ized to exercise n wise discretion and
are not required to make payment as
provided therein, but only on such
terms as will enable the person In
inred to receive just treatment. If the
contract is unjust, you may pay the
DlkAIlV WITH MINKUN
I UUIWU If I S SS UIU1UIW
FOR COAL CONSERVATION
Sergt.-Maj. Young Makes
Rousing Speeches at Grays-
ville and Dayton.
Suffering intensely from the effects
of wounds hi had received in Francs
some years ago, Sergt.-Maj. J. Arm
strong Young, Of the Canadian army,
last night at Clraysville and later at
Dayton, delivered rousing appeals in
the Interest of the fuel administration.
At both places a large crowd had gath
ered and the soldier was given a wurm
reception. The speaker paid his vigor
ous respects to the Germans and told
of Incidents of their dreadful atrocities
which he himself had witnessed. He
told of how the enemy crucified with
their bayonets an American soldier
whom they had captured. He stated
that now In Ucrnutny the aide and
healthiest men ars being sent buck to
the interior for the purpose of increas
ing the German population. The
speaker snld thnt the miners of the
country were doing and could do more
to win this war than any other class
of people, and the fuel administration
Of the country had recognised the j
miners of Tennessee as leaders among !
patriotic work. He snld every ton of j
coal dug was a German killed,
Sergt. Young is an American and j
lived In New York. V lien the win
first broke out he went to Montreal
and Joined the Canadian army and was
Immediately sent across. Just prior to
the entrance of the United States into
the war the sergeant was badly in
jured. Kor months and months he laid
helpless III a hospital In France and
then Inter, when be was sent back to
this country as physically until, h
was forced again to take to Ills bed.
Ills physicians state thai he will
probably never recover entirely from
the shell shot he received, but he re
fuses to give up the noble work he is
engaged In. He left Friday for other
Do You Know These Men?
Draft Board Wants Report
The following Sl yenr-old registrants of
.June 6 of city board No. 1 have not yet
sent In their quesllounslres. As this d-
unqusnoy win icnn to- grave conse
quences, these men. or any friends of
the men, are rtqUSStsd to report the de
linquents to city board No. 1 at once:
Joe Patrick (coloredl. Union
street; Oscar Prince (coloredl. S17 East
Ninth street: Lewis N. Gardner (col
ored), fort Wood street: Joe Collins
(colored). 120 Kast Fourteenth street;
Madison Mcintosh (colored), 312'4 Hast
.Main street; Thomas I'Mnley (colored),
.113'ii Kast Main street; Hernell Johnson
(colored), 15 Vaughn street; Wnlter Hicks
(colored), 1!) Foster street: Robert Lee
Anderson. B12 Ceilnr street: Willie Mitch
ell (colored;, 1 King street; George
EDISON GRANTS AN EIGHT
HOUR DAY TO EMPLOYES
TMOMAI A iwiraf.
The Thomas a. Bdlson Affiliated in
terests, the largest open shop in the
United States, lias announced to their
1,600 employes that they would be
given an eight -hour day. They were
working ten hours a day. Tlme-and-one-half
for overtime will be paid.
This menus a wage Increase of ap
proximately half a million a year.
Needliiun Berry, II West Thirteenth
si reel: Joe c. Williams, South Kclley
street; Jesse James ljister (colored i. 615
Fourth street; Irvine Humphrey (col
ored!, Knsi ;nd avenue; John Abb Webb,
H8 brown street.
TO PRACTICE HYMN
Colored Men Who Have Been
Called to Colors to Meet at
Wiley Memorial Tonight.
Rev. N. D. Shaniborguer. pastor of
Wiley Memorial church (colored), re
quests that all the colored selectmen who
are to leave for ramp on the 18th of
this month meet at the Wiley Memorial
church. Fifth and txokout streets,
Thursday night. July 11. at 8:15 o'clock,
nnd practice, under the leadership of H.
I). Alexnnder "The llattle Hymn of the
Republic" and other hymns to he sung
on the evening of July 18 ns they march
to the train.
More Men Placed in First
Class by Sizer's Board
Reclassification of deferred class
men is still going on In County Hoard
No. 2, J. B, Slzer, chairman. The fol-
low ing men have been placed In No. 1:
drover W. Dodson; Kdward A.
Martin: Geo. K. O'Neal. To'nthnn Moss
Chaneey, The causes of the reclassl-
Bcatton were. Independent, wife, rail
way clerks not absolutely necessary
to service, and unskilled machinists.
6 cans Pet Milk 25c
6 cans Carnation Milk 25c
2 cans Eagle Milk 38c
Large jar of Queeli Olives . . 35c
Smaller jar of Queen Olives . 19c
3 cakes small Ivory Soap 15c
2 cakes large Ivory Soap 20c
5 cakes Lenox Soap 25c
GEORGE WASHINGTON COFFEE
2T 29c, 47c, 87c
SWEET DREAMS nr
SKEETER SKOOTBR 3C
"BLACK AND WHITE" CIGAR C
ench . . . Ju
SPECIAL PRICES on FULL BOX CIGARS
THREE-PIECE ALUMINUM SETS SteW
Pan, Tea Kettle and
Pan, per set
BATHING CAPS New assort
ment, bottom prices
MMMHBEEiH I TUB mn'lfcir MUB..I
C. E. Brndish,
HELD TO FEDERAL JURY
Father Who Tore Up Boy's Reg.
istration Card and Refused
to Buy Thrift Stamps.
The first case to come before the
federal commissioner under the new
espionage art was thnt of W. C. Nor
man. Of JamaS OOUQty, who w as charged
with violating Section S of the espion
age net, snd of Interfering with the
selective draft law. Following his hear
ing before United States Commissioner
Sam I. McAHcHlcr, Norman was bound
over to the November term of the fed
ernl court. His bond was placed St
Witnesses Introduced by Fd Flnlay,
representative Of the department of
justice In the eastern district of Ten
nessee, to prove the age of fete Nor
man, who registered on June ,. U17,
were not heard, the commissioner, who
ruled that the sworn registration card
was prima falle evidence of the ngc of
the boy, and guilt of the father. Mr.
Flnlay urged thai the bond bo placed
ut 110.000. but the evidence did not
warrant it in the opinion of Ihc com
missioner. On June 6. 1917, Pete Norman, son
of W. C. Norman, registered before the
local board of registration nt Friend
ship, James county, making out his
blank under oath and stating that he
was 21 years old. Ijiter his father
appeared before J. W. Davis, registrar
of the hoard at which the younger
Norman applied, and according to his
statement, asked to see the registra
tion card saying that Fete wan only 19.
and thnt ho was trying tobo a mini
before he was of age. The emer Nor
man was given the card hv Davis and
according to his story, the old man
walked or with it. Frank Wilson
deputy sheriff of James county, on
June 5, 1917. said that he saw Davis
give the card to Norman and later saw
him tear It up. He picked up the pieces
of the torn registration card and re
ported the matter to th sheriff the
next day nnd later to Deputy United
States Marshal Tom MrMnhon.
Bought No Thrift Stamps.
The second charge declares that dur
ing the recent war savings drive W. C.
Norman did not purchase any stamps,
and so fnr as the local war savings
committee knew, he had never pur
chased any government securities of
any nature, and that through his ln
lluence, which was considerable, he
iiad Interfered and hindered the sale
of these stamps.
T. J. Davis, chnlrmnn of the district
war savings committee, said thnt W. C.
Norman was purported to be worth
considerable and that they had ex
pected him to buy at least $50 matur
ity value of war savings stamps, and
when he refused to buy, his name was
turned Into the slacker list to state
J. S. Wilson, a rural mall carrier,
stated thnt during a conversation
among two or three men, of whom
Norman was one, the defendant re
marked thnt he did not believe that the
stamps would sell well In the county
as the people did not like the mem
bers of the committee, nnd that he
imagined they would boycott the
stamps. Many of the witnesses were
very vague nnd it was Impossible for
them, despite much prompting, to re
member anything positively.
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