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n 1 j m inn pr nrsflr - .S-S I VOL XXIVNO. 81. toi.UMtiif.i, f jim , hind ay Mtmmw; rn:i'iJA!ty j.m!.w..tir, jioo r.r y..f, 0l SALE OF FLOUR, AND SUGAR IS LIMITED HERE LOCAL MERCHANTS ADOPT PLAN TO PREVENT FU. TURE FAMINES. SUPPLY ADEQUATE Sufficient Quantities of Both Commodities Are Tempora rily on Hand. Local grocers are doing every thing powible to comply with the provisions of President Wilson's or der regarding the conservation of foodstuffs, especially flour and sugar. Consumers who buy flour are required to purchase at the same time the required substitutes as stip ulated in the order, and the plan 's causing some confusion, as several grocers have only limited Btocks of the substitutes, while many house wives claim lack of knowledge in their use. Restaurants and hotels are also experiencing considerable diffi culty in complying with the order regarding wheatless and meatless days, as substitutes are hard to se cure. The bad weather which, has prevailed in this section for several weeks past has prevented truck farmers from bringing in the usua1 amount of country produce, and hickens, eggs and vegetables are scarce. The scarcity of eggs, in fact amounts almost to a famine. They are retailing at sixty cents per dozen and are difficult to obtain, even at this price. The flour famine that threatened the city has been averted, as several merchants have, recently received rhipments, and there is now on hanh a sufficient suply of theeommodity to meet immediate .demands. - There is also a reasonable supply of sugar on hand here; but in ordei to prevent a future famine local merchants are limiting sales on this commodity as well as on flour. They are selling not more than 28 pounds of flour or 10 pounds of sugar to a single customer, and by pursuing this method hope to equally dis tribute the two articles of food which are in such great demand, thus pre venting hoarding on the part of the rich and assuring the common peo ple a sufficient supply for their ac tual needs. v " - COX ADVISES WILSON TO SIT TIGHT IN BOAT Cleveland, 0., Feb.. 2. Governor Cox has sent the following telegram to President Wilson; . "Just sit tight in. the boat. The reaction now concreting will over whelm those whose ,politHs has en gulfed their patriotism." President Wilson sent the follow ing reply: -r:u- "Thank you heartily, for the mes sage. You may be sure I shall sii tight for the boat is sound and no body can overset, it,!' . St. Paul' Church.' Rev. E. Lucien Malone, rector. Holy Communion at 7 :30. ; Sunday School (Mr. E. R. Hop kins, superintendent) at 9:30 a. m. Bible Class at. 9:30 a. m. Morning , Prayer, Institutional Service and Holy Communion at 10:20 a. m. Evening Prayer and Sermon at 7:30 p. m. , The Bishop is to be with us in the servkfcs. Mrs. W. WT Matney, of Mountain City, East Tennessee, is spending a few days with her son, Mr. Argus G. Matney of the City High School. She is on her return trip from Nashville, where she has been in attendance at the annual state gathering of the Order of the Eastern Star, repre senting her home chapter, of which she is the present Worthy Matron. Mr. II. G. McGowan, secretary of the Columbus National Farm Loan Association, on Friday received ap proval of $47,800 worth of loans by the New Orleans Federal Land Bank, an J money will be available to the farmers that are members as soon as abstracts are prepared. A meeting of the members of the United Charities will be held Monday auernoon lit 3 o'clock at the First' Methodist church. HAY fix price OF COTTON SOON rurSIDI.Nf WILSON MAY ASK I OR POWfR 10 CONTROL. THE MARK ET. Whinirtf), Jan, VVid I'rui dent Wilson ask for fi'.vr In fight price on cotton? This furllon n-fifitcd the rnirtd" of southern rongr',ci'ii I ridny, It was plain that many democrat ho have faithfully supported nil tvim'i istrstion proposals up t thi time would bulk at such a plan. A seemingly authentic report th! the President would seek to fi the prices on corn led congressmen to wonder what else is included in the administration price fixing bill. ThJ bill has been described by Chairman Lever of the house agricultural rjrn mittee, who will have it in charge as the "most drastic piece of price fixing legislation any legislative body has ever been asked to pass." All efforts of representative to learn from Lever over what commo dities the price fixing power would be as-ked were rebuffed. The bill wa? given to him "in confidence," Level explained, and any information on it would have to come from the white house. Lever's decision to delay introduc ing the bill in spite of the President's request for' speed led many to the conclusion that cotton was involved. ; While southern democrats may be counted on vigorously to oppose cot ton price fixing, the proposal would hate the support of practically all representatives from the north and west. Passage of the bill through the house would thus seem to be as sured, but a dangerous situation would be created that would give all other administration war measurer hard sledding. Conserve Labor and Material. A joint appeal to the people oi Louisiana and Mississippi to con serve both labor and materials in or der to assist - ia: the suf per of 1 tXe nation's armies in the field and to pro vide them with the necessary equip ment, has been issued by P. H. Saun ders and J. T. Thomas, State Direc tors of the National War Savings Committee. The appeal is as fol lows: "The War Savings Campaign is the most effective means of impress ing the citizens of this country with the fact that we cannot support a vast army. in the field and a grea; navy at sea and at the same timt spend the same amount of money wc used to spend before the war foi things which may be perfectly prop er to buy in times of peace but which are not necessary to the carrying on of the great war which we are now fighting. "It is desired to impress upon the American people that every citizen must get behind the government, which is devoting its entire energies to waging a great warfare for free dom. This warfare requires putting of men in the field and keeping them fed and clothed. It requires a pro duction of ships and shells, guns and rifles, motor trwks, saddlery, aero planes, hospital supplies, food, and p. great variety of goods, the output of which calls for vast industrial plants from one end of the country to the other, manned by millions oi men and women, who serve their country as effectively as our soldiert and sailors. "If the American people require al' the pleasant and comfortable lux uries which they consumed before (he war, they are making it neces sary for other factories and shops, also employing millions of men and women, to produce articles which do not help to bring peace, when they might be devoting themselves to the production of the necessary things which will help to win the war." Sees Hi Shadow. Punxsutawney.Pa., Feb. 2. Six weeks more of zero weather and snow drifts. Brer Ground Hog, after breaking through the ice and snow came out of his hole at Punxsutawney official weather works way back at Cobbler's Knob in Canoe Ridge, today, as is his usual custom, saw his, shadow and disappeared for forty more days. A signal corps organized among the Punsutawney ground hogs club had arranged to be the first to flash this important news to the world. Wig waggers were stationed all along the route from Gobbler's Knob and a flagman was perched on the tallest building here to catch the flash. : Read our advertisements. MUCH UNREST SAID TO EXIST AM0NGTEUT0NS' INOU.ITftlAI. AND TCI 111 CAi. it l volt cofm:;m:s to srvtAD. ARE TIRED OF YAtt Masses Arc Becoming DUeov tented A.nd Crisis My Soon Do Reached. Washington, Feb. 'J. -GcrmnnyV ii.du.-trial and policial revolt ''on tinucj to rpread. Advices to th. :'i'tte departmeiiL and tiic diploni' '. corpi Fliday emphasized th:s fn't. And they alo indicated lbt the mil itary authorities remain in complete cor:ti! of the situation. They h-ive not usni! drastic measures in Mt-urp ir.g out rioting although there have been some clashes in the larger cities Many socialist leaders are reported under arrest. Their fate is uncertain. If the pan-Germanists finally domi nate the government it is consider ed likely here that these men either will be sentenced to long terms of im prisonment or ordered to war sen ice on the western front. The crisis will be - reached very soon officials here say. They point to the fact that the disturbance has sprecd to Saxony and Bavaria as dis tinctly significant. The fact that Field Marshal von Ilindcnburg has been impelled to issue an appeal to the workers to return to their em ployment indicates to officials hci-f that the government may be compel! ed to make material concessions if it is to check the agitr.tion. Al -hough the administration is pot relaxing war preparations ia the slightest degree, '.and publicity mini, mizes the r'evty of -the pr9n ro tation in Germany, everything possi ble u being done to aid the cause of world democracy. As already indicat ed in these dispatches, President Wil son is alive to the possibilities of democratic control In Germany. His message Thursday was designated to meet the arguments of the pan-Ger mans that the world was starving and that Germans are not alone in suf fering from hunger. This letter will be circulated in Europe exactly as was his recent war aims iiddre to congress. Officials Friday again t-m-phasized the importance of his ad dress intended a3 it was to complete ly mobilize the farmers for tha war The chief executive is to have further support from congre-5 in hi? efforts to hearten the radicals of Ger many and Austria-Hungary. The senate has decided to go en record ns to the president's war aims. The foreign affairs committee will meet ne:t Wednesday to report a 'mpo site resolution dealing with the sub ject. Af present it bus three resolu tions before it as follows: 1. By Senator Lewis, categorical ly endorsing the war aims of Presi dent Wilson as announced on Jan uary 8. 2. By Senator Borah, clearly de fining the position of the United States the doctrine that small nation? shall be represented at any and peace conferences, guaranteeing a fair hearing for their territorial claim? and pledging the United States to public sessions for all peace confer ences with an abandonment of secret diplomacy. The Borah resolution specifically is designed to end "big brother" movements by the larger powers. 3. By Senator Owen, designed to strengthen the morale of the Aus-tro-Germnn people by reiterating the democratic views of the United State: All three of these resolutions are fathered bv senators who oppose a ! compromise peace. It is expected that the substitute resolution report ed ly the committee will completely endorse the position outlined by the president. Debate on it will allow senators to appeal , directly to the democracy of Germany a.;d Austria at a time - when the resentment against the military control is run ning at flood tide. The grave danger at the present time officials point out, is that while the effe't of the German cris-is is be ing watched and every effort is beirg; made to hearten liberalism war prep-j remains strong and it is conceded arations will slacken. The official j that if necessary to perpetuate their here are taking every possible pre- j control' the pan-Germans can be de caution to prevent this. It was again j pended on to initiate a general of pointed out Fruiay that the aisaf- j ff?nrve aii niomr the western front to fection in Germany has not spread i check the anti-war agitation. i solons of statf. ban ON FUEL )UPW0rk,s UKELy T() f At, I'll :! I AN? M t U P t f.i t ' )i i 'I'.' '. U OJ r 1 M t' ,f th rl it (rt--i , I f J,., p. , ,i, ?-! '-:'ct:" ! 1 , ( p nrm ji I '",liivc, tho i(i! in; m hoid f.ir juvecili'-t. hib.-r- euliHlii sanitorium, tho 'cen I'iiuriiN ai I property, C'j'if' -.t.-i Ve' hoPie t n-v'tjvo'r. ir- Mat' !!-;''! !! at f .hi !!. Whether the nciW, re- i'Hf'1 to the p!ipivfed tr'p wI he 'iird, or wh-r'?ter it was tjn).-r ii!y onion f Up 'd, ..ml liable t) bet:, up 1 !et i-emaii'- to be seen. Tue;'.!-iy, the mmi .Vi-iV1" ji emphatic. 'h'-.H'iU put the (p.i'-ta; n movement which hud for.' :! i 1; ;en or u repent or tno scale ta equali.Ja- tion law, by very ' indefiivlely post poning the proposed bill, oid there u uuie iikeunoo.i oi us oe i;g rosur- recte.l nt this session. The ho.-u- also voted to fndefir.ite- )y postpone the Watts bill to repeal j me exiwui.g ihw excmptug money i loaned at 6 j;er cent from iaxnt o.i. The feature in legiulatire circle Thursday as the patriotic :i Dr. Charles Edward Eusseil, W foi ? a ! jouh Ki.'ss.on. i.'r. uussei! v, ; ;s nro-; sent by invitation ot the tc-istaturej ana nis aaoress was receiver wu.n at-( tention and evident (ritercst. Thursday afternoon was devoted to 'ommiltee work at both ends, practically all members of th? city finding seme committee work avait Irgr th-sm during the after.';oo;i. The committees of ' judiciaryi'Jces a!idtrv froi() ,-n. SfHjU ICR, Mnaiice nnd tamti' -ranee of the, Jteif.fl-' VTMVf and means', judiciary, education, 'and appropriations of the houva, held busy sessions. The committees are trying to work off their important bills' find resolu tions in order to expedite floor work j as much as possible and the imprei- Fiion prevails thnt by noxt. we.ek dou bio dailv ef,ions will be the rule. ITEMS OF INTEREST OVER THE COUNTRY GIST OF THE NEWS GATHERED HERE AND THERE AND PRE SENTED IN liRIEF FORM. I' Friday destroyed the plant of the I'-r.ver-.Iarris Wire company ai i Harrison, N. J., which wa3 tngazej i ..." in it aucluriiig wire i-pectuliies .toi u:.e hi war v,oiK. is e.'liiiiuteu at 'j f.Uuo. Ive,t:;;a-! tion as to the cause of the bhue u, -v'xt r-i to whe'uer cr not r begun by the authorities. t;'"'i ftf t,M on',a' fl'wi,1r or Five Americans in Lelyium have '-r may be made. ' oeon denied by the German authori- ''th"' I)r- GiutiM nor Director ties the right to leave that country McAdoo woyld go into the and go into Holland. The . Spanish ,iiatu'r f,,r'hp1' ,lft,r 1h" inference Min ster at Brussels sent such in for- Rut !h r-n' " b?'f rjthor!tv mation to the American Minister at that the whole master rests on th. The Hague, who Friday telegraphed h;rct ' "'ner;i1 the State Department. Inquiry into I'-' 0!1 r,oncerit1-al freight by the detention is being made. jrfctor General BkAdoo, ffter thr Three trainmen were instantly 1 5'l':!"' ' ,i"n i f Dr' (5r'rru'''1 "R1 Vx' kiiied, one was probably fatally in-1 rorolt.ition a.-.king for it by the Unit jured and five others slightly hurt as!1"'1 -,fu H' board.. a result oi tne running away oi a ; freight train near I'oltsville, fa., car ly Friday. The train plunged into aiiu'ihtr freight train at Lower St. Clair. A train of 40 two-ton machines, in ihare of O.pt. George Gray and 80 member. of the third motor truck company of the Twet'ty-third United f'.utes engineers left 1'hiladelphia Friday for Washington. .The men t expect to join lien, f ershmg in Fmnse shortly. General increases of fialaries for po;-tl employc-s are embodied in a biil ordered favorably reported to the hoao by the postoffice commit tee. The food eatery each year by the rat populat'on of the United States amounts to $100,000,000. This fig ure does rot include the loss of ma terials other tlian foods destroyed by rats, to the army. The, military mor-de BE RESCINDED . !i ll.t.l) AMI McAOOOi ,'.0.V HAVL .UATTttt UN- t brucoNrfnr.f'ATiON. TO MEET TUESDAY ,t Ofu. fir rn5 I Co;i to follow V'!i'le local meridmnb and manu l'act;ii rs have I.-ei) ligid'y comply, ing with th.v order of Fuel Adminis trator Garfield regarding the ob servance of heH;.- :; Mondays, they are tieertheb-j gl.id to learn that !v i.kT'e will piobaoly be reeitvle.l ibis Week, as it-i t li.-; . r-.'ance bus en tniid many difficulties, net the leuat i oi w h'Hi '-vu.s evin: ill. tint unon the ( .rt of eir'toaieis who through t10u htlessnev.s or from other cuuses i neglected to supply thoir needs in I advance. Tl, .v, r n- r...t,i bably been complied with as rigidly in Columbus as in any city or town throughout the countrv. praet-eally n,,Jrchn!,i,, handiirif ncral mer ehandiy- i.ept thoir i '. teoi of o;i the ! -rit'natee i the drue-frts oh hours and confined o " ne:-. c - ? i days, white ove served hotid.iy t,0jr sai,,s strl ly to drug;s and m(Hiclnn. This rule will prevai if,i,v , ,i ,iij ,, ;ue to prem j ns the order of the fuel itdmiivstra j tor is effective, but it is hoped tha' the order will be rc-eLidcd this w-eek i thir. relicvin;-; j.:rr.-huit.s i'n.l mann ! fticturevr. r.i only )'i C'd ,ni'ui lejt I in other eit'ee thriua!4c-'.it 'Ik' cou'i- burdens c-'dailfd bv it? observance,' ' , u -t. .W.r'JpJ. ,")' JJTf a.;. Whj-teii special utating that tie order wii' probably be rescinded this week fol lows: Curtailment of the fulb-ss Mon day and Ttiesdav in whole or in part pVi)aj,v wjH announced the first ,,r w.,0 j !!. H. A. Car! eld, the fuel a.linis iln.t r, iid Vv'iiliarv G. McAdoo, di rector general of ra'lroad'i, bad r Kiiiv inference Friihy r'ght on the Jubj'et. They deferred net ion unti' i.e t i'ue'diiy at any rale, giving in ( xpi.maiiorr oaiy tli.- following state ti-.ent: "We have bad under consideration tho question of suspending, after Monday, next, the Mcuelay elosine urder. We have net reached a fina' corclusion about it. . "We shnil have mother confer w im Tu',;,v n vt whi'n th" ri:: ''t"; of w"n'!:''; ''C1V'1'''1' ,.f . ! ... .... (!..,( l" ' ' :l,'-uw w - ! u' !'!;!, v m pr-nounce Gkluail Game. Tiie girls of the Columbus High School will have their first game of basketball of the reason next Mon day afternoon at three thirty when they will play West Point on the Frar.kbn field. This, game has been f.r Monday, ii order thai the ru-ti of tV town can come out and fee the j,an.. It is hoped tha! a large crowd will attend. The a I-mis-ion will K' V cents. The boys begin their 3eaon nex' Friday when th-y will play StarUvillc oa the home ground. These two games may be the only ones played on the borne ground.', so we hope tha people of Co'tmbus will come out and pee ti e boys and girls play. Mr. Jve Kaufman, leaves today for New York and other cities to purchase ta k for the wholesale and retail ffpartments of Kaufnvin Brothers. The many friends of Mr. R. M. Young, a former Colombian, will be interested in learning! that he is now in tho officers' traminj? camp at Leor I Sprir.,?. Texas. unidentified man shoots chauffeur MMf 1 I t t. NK.HO fAXI fjKIV. If. H H.JIM Of A Nor. Il.rtNAL AMM'LT. .isri.fs i.r.t, n n'gfi duvrr. h -nt ,-i!t by a h.t fnnfi lust VVrdiiM-Iay t U.ht, hnviprf !i-n bAt en mrf h"l I with A pi'o grd then ho. I.ee uilt not tf eil the dent ef hi. i jis'aibiiit, claiming tbnt it ' H vui,l raed but b did Hot if", (!.- ii.tii in the darkness. I'o ! i i.. if., r , p. o-.er, believe I hut he kiuvs .ry well uho ntt iekc I him bet u !! Lit divulge his name, fear ing tho consequence of such a rtve- l,it on. Tins assault took place In 'Turns nuttom," a drr-rutahle portion of the city, jut after I.ce had taken Mary Phirmre and Anna Lang two exceedingly notorious mem ocr' of the colored umlereru!it, to ;Y..i-.- homo i;i a cab, and is believed to have been made by some man who '. ii f.:f '.-.ated with one or the othei of t',. comely courtezans. The case is bi i;ig invextigated, but so far al) effoits of the police to force Lee to rove d the name of his assailant have been without avail. RSrding "Heatlen Monday." February 2nd, 1918 Kditor Columbus Commercial, Dear Sir: As there seems to ba some con fusion as to the "Heatlews Mon day's order, we wish to make the fol lowing point's clear: 1st. "Fuel" means coal, wood, coke, gas, oil, etc. 'fnd. Any store or office may re mu'm open if they use no fuel nor lights, and may sell anything they choc, if, this includes drug and gro cery stores. 3rd. Grocery stores may use fuel and lights till noon, provided they -,e'l food only. . ' 1th. Drug store may use fuel ar.d lights nil day provided they sell drueoiilv,;' . . Vlt w- Jt Kth. I'ool rooma, fietut siiows etc., are nlloweif heat and lights or Mondays, but none on Tuesdays. Gth. List of evA'ptions to the closing order includes, laundries, oil mill?, garages, saw mills which are furnishing fuels to employees or others. News stands and cigar stores us;,i'i beat r.nd light may sell papers and periodica',! only. Tth. 0-vr rs of office building" nre prohi'.vte ,1 from furnishing heat light or elevator service to tenant? except thos.-! exempted in the closing order. The Federal Fuel Administrator strongly urges that all stores and of fices remain closed on the "Ilentles Mondays," but the order is not ob ligatory except ns net forth above. LOCAL FUEL COMMITTEE "Th Judgment Ilouic," Sir Gilbert P.itkrr' World Famed Story at Princes! Monday. Prr-i mount. Pictures offers as an at'raction extraordinary, their super nroduction of Sir Gilbert Parker'f 'tory "The Judment House," at the Princess Theatre, Monday February 4th. This big massive photo play wn personally produced by J Sfnnrt Blaekton, who produced twh former sitcrssas "Womanhood," and "PaHle Cry of Peace." This is hip fir t production for Paramount and r- bv far the best work he ever did "The Judgment House" is a story of a love so powerful that it swayed tho f 'te of a nation, the love of s man of brain and wealth, cultured yet of elemental passions, a million aire, yet of the masses, he dominates this big story of a master writer. Matinee at 3:00 and 4:20. Night at 7:30 and 8:45. Admisrion Children 10 c. Adult" 2n cents. Mr. Horace Hudson, of St. Louis is f-peiuliag several days here with his parents, ('apt. and Mrs. J. A Hudson. Mr. Hudson and his wife will soon go to Knoxville, Tenn., to reside. Me is now representing the Palm Olive Soap Company, of Mil waukes, Wis. Mr. Hudson's friends v!!l be interested in learning of his marriage some time ago to Mis? Kathryn V. Powers, a beautiful St. oLuis girl. Weather Forecait. . Washington, Feb. 2. The weather bureau today Issued the following forecast for the week: For South Atlantc and East Gulf States; un settled for first part of week; proba bly rain about Wednesday and again at about the end of the week. It will be a week of unimportant temperature. TWO MINISTERS BEGIN LOCAL LABORS TODAY BOTH FORMERLY SERVED CHURCHES IN TIIE SAME CITY. CORDIAL WELCOME Appropriate Services Arrarif ed For Both Rev. E- L Ma lone and Rev. R. E. Frjre. Two ministers who havs recently accepted calls to the pulpits of local churches will begin their pastorates today, and it is a noteworthy coinci dence that both come from the same place, Rev. E. L. Malone, who sue reeds Rev. W. S. Slack as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, having formerly served as rector of the Kpiscopal church in Gadsden, Ala., while Rev. R. Excell Frye, who suc ceeds Rev. Ileverly Eggleston as pas tor of the First Presbyterian church, has for several years passed willed the pulpit of the Presbyterian dhurch in that city. The installation of Mr. Malone as rector of St. Paul's church will be marked an unusually elaborate '.'remonies, the new rector being nnonienlly installed by the Right Reverend Theodore DuBose Bratton, D. D., bishop of the Mississippi Dio cese of the Episcopal church, who will be assisted by Rev. J. W. Ful ford, rector of the Episcopal church at Aberdeen, Miss. This will be the first services of this character ever conducted in the Icbl church, and ;he installation will doubtless be wit nessed by a large congregation. While Mr. Frye will begin his pas torate at the First Presbyterian ehurch today, h,e will not be formally "tailed until later, i an official or- , ler must be obtained from the Pre-1 bytery before his installation can take place. However, he will be giv en a cordial welcome this morning, while this evening pastors of several of the uptown houses of worship will larken their churches and participate in a union service which is to be held st the First Presbyterian church in his honor. Pay Your Income Tax. Somebody is going to tell on yon if you do not pay your income tai. Congress has fixed it so somebody muit tell, whether he wants to or not. Income Tax Collector Sid M. Ionian, of Louisville Miss., is spend ing several days at the court house here and will be glad to give any in formation and advice wanted. One section of the War Income Tax law, exhaustively comprehensive in scope, requires every person, without exception, and every cor poration, partnership, association, and insurance company, in whatever "i parity acting, who paid 800 or more to another person, corporation, partnership, association, or insurance company, as interest, rent, salariea, wages, premiums, annuities, compen sation, renumeration, emolument, or other fixed or determinable gains, profits, and income, to report the name and address of the person, cor poration, etc., to whom the payment wa:j made, together with the amount of the payment, to the Commission er of Internal Revenue at Washing ton, using a form prescribed for the purpose Form 1099, now to be had from all collectors' oftVes. The forms must be filled out and returned oa or before March 1, 1918, accompan ied by form 1096, which is a letter of transmittal and affidavit certify ing the accuracy of Form 1099. John Sullivan Drop Dead. Abington, Mass., Feb. 2. John L. Sullivan, the best known prize fight er the ring has ever known, dropped dead at his home here today. Firit Baptiit Church. . Regular services will be held this morning. Tonight the members will attend the services at the First Pres byterian church to hear the new pas tor, Dr. Frye. The U. D. C's. held a meeting on Friday morning at the' Hotel Gil mer. The many friends of Mr. L. I. Brooks regret to learn of his Illness the past several days. This is Thrift Sunday. Buy War Savings Stamps that will be discuss ed today.