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-iPJLTQNIj-^^^^ FEBRUARY 6. 1918. No. 6 KNITTING FOR THE SOL? DIERS AT CAMP LEE I For the benefit of the ladies who have given so generously of thoir time and interest, the fob' lowing letter from the Red Cross Field Director .at Camp Leo is given in full : Ca nip Lee, Va., Miss Minnie C. Fox, Supervisor of Knitting, Big Stone (lap. Va. Dear Madam : I wish lo apologize for not acknowledging receipt from your Chapter of l?tl sweaters, Ott mulllers, (it) pairs wristlets, (In pairs socks and 1^ helmets. I am very grateful t<> the mem? bers of the Big Stone' Cap Chap? ter for this, their very material aid. Until lust week, I have had the assistance only of one volllll . teer in my work here. Desiring to get what knitted articles; 1 have had tit my disposal where they were most needed as quick? ly as possible, I have been obliged to neglect ihy correspon? dence nnd tins many other mat? ters to which I should have given my attention. Wh n I tell you that I have distributed in Cutnp Lee some 20,000 sweat? ers, 20,000 pairs woolen socks, J,000 mufflers, several hundred comforts and blankets, 11 barrels of soup, 14,000 Christmas pack? ets and in lesser number rots and equipments, comfort kits, condensed milk, nicdltal supplies and miscellaneous articles, yon Irtny be inclined to pardon my seeming rudeness in hot replying sooner to your letters of Decem? ber 1th and 21st. Your tirst shipment of Iimi swenters, 40 mufflers, 07 pairs Wristlets, 24 pairs socks, 1 deliv? ered to Gol. George Jnmersoh of the IllTth Infantry, being as? sured that they would he distri? buted amongst Wise County boys. Your second shipment of 00 sweaters, 12 helmets, 'M pairs socks, 12 pairs wristlets, 20 mufflers, I put in iny general fund of knitted articles from which I have been drawing daily to till requisitions made on me by Company Commanders for knitted articles for needy sol? diers regardless of whence the soldiers come. I am glatl to say that I now have on hand or in transit enough sweaters to complete supplying Ctimp Lee's present quota. I utn particularly anxious, how? ever, to be better prepared against the heeds of the new in? crements of men BOOII lo begin coming in, than I was for the earlier arrivals. Just at present 1 am in urgent heed of woolen socks anil helmets, the Quarter; master Department having been very behind ill supplying the former,and very few of the letters having been sent me from the Chapters, 1 tell you of what I have and what I need in order that you and the other members of your Chapter may know something of the work being done here in ('amp Lee by the Keil Cross, and that they may bo assured that anything more added lo the sol? diers comfort they nitty see lit to send me will bo inuch appre? ciated both by me and the sol? diers benefit ting therefrom, as lias their present help. Yours very truly, C. C. Pinckney, Field Director. The urgent need is seen in Mr. Pinckney's letter for woolen socks and helmets nnd the knit? ting committee is making every eit'ort to send in a big supply of both to the soldiers at Camp I.ee. The committee has on hand 100 pounds of sock wool and anyone who wishes to help in the work will be supplied with wool and needles. There will be a meeting of the committee oh next Thursday nf. ternoou at three o'clock at the residence of the supervisor of the knitting, and nil will be welcome aitd instruction!! will be given those who wish to knit socks and helmets. Now is the lime to put in good hard work for the soldiers. Soon the spring sewing nnd gardening will have; tu he done and wc will not have so much time as now. Remem? ber the time and hour and come and get wool and needles, and if necessary instructions. Minnie 0. Fox, , Supervisor of Knitting. Mr. Wentz Is Appointed aid to Mr Goethals Washington, Jan. 30 ?Dan? iel B. Went/., of Philadelphia, a prominent Southwest Virginia coal operator and coke produ? cer, is now on duty ns chief of fuel and forage in the olliee of Quartermaster George W. Geothals, where bo will super? vise the purchase of tho vant supplies in these lines for the government in wnr. Tho uppointint nt v f Wentz by Qeneral Geotbuls became known in the cupiiol today und inquiry at bin ofT.je revealed that he bad illicitly itssumed his new duties. When war huh dccluied on Germany Mr Wentjs volunteer ed his service to tho govern? ment and bus been doing va limit work on the general com mittue of the fuel administra? tion, lit.' will now bate the handling of millions of govern? ment funds in thu purchase < f fuel and forage in his now ca? pacity. U- D. C. Meet? ing The United Daughters of the Confederacy bohl their January meeting with Mrs. J. P. Wolfe. Mrs. McCormick presided and opened I b o meeting with prayer. Nino responded to the roll call, then followed the report of tho ollicers. A letter was read from the State President, TuxeB for the year were paid and a motiou was made and carried to udupt our Statu Presidents suggestion to cut out refreshments during war. Tho program was interesting, questions answered b y Mrs. Pelt i t. Paper, Francos Scott, Read. Mrs. Pettit. Song, The Gypsy Trail, Mrs. Skeen. Sketch of Lee, Mrs. Skeen. Song, A Littlo Pink Rone, Mrs. Skeen. "How Firm a Foundation" was sung by the ontiro Chapter, at closing. Cur next meeting will bo with Mrs. "McCormick on Feb? ruary Kith. Mrs. C. C. Cochruu, Secretary RED CROSS WORK ROOM NOTES Wednesday, Jan. 30.?Those who attended the Work Room were:? Mrs. B. J. Prescott, 3 hours; Mrs. H. E. Fox, 3-1 2 hours; Mrs. W. S. Zudgell, 1 1 '.! hours; Miss Mury Ramsey. 1 1 2 hours; Mrs. S. McChesney, 2 hours; Miss Margaret Pettit, 2 hours; Mrs. W. E Wolfe, 2 hours; Mrs. P. P. Martin, 2 hours: Mrs. J. R. Crill, 2 hours; Mrs. J. W. Markle, 2 hours; Mrs. Long, 2-1-2 hours; MrB. W. A Baker, 1 1-2 hours. Saturday, Feb. 2 ?Miss Mary Ramsey, 3 hours; Mrs. H. K. Fox, 3-1-2 hours; Mrs; D. C. Wolfe, 3 hours;' Miss Adelnde Pettit, 2 hours; Miss Margaret Pettit, 2 hours; Miss Martha Kolb, 2 hours; Mildred Wolfe, 2 hours; Mrs. Henkle, 2 hours; Miss Frances Daughterly, 2 FACE the FACTS LET U3 face the facts. Tho war situation is critical. Unless'the Allies fight as they never yet have fought, defeat threatens. Hungry men cannot fight at their best; nor hungry nations. France, England, and Italy are going hungry unless we feed them. Wheat Savings?They must hove wheat. It Is the best food to fight on. It is tho easiest to ship. We alone can spare it to them. By saving just a little? less than a quarter of what we ato last year?we can support those who are fighting our battles. And wo can do it without stinting ourselves. We have only to substitute another food just as good. The Corn of Plenty?Corn is that food. There's a .surplus of it. Providence has been generous in the hour of our need. It has given us com in such bounty as was never known before. Tons of corn. Train loads of corn. Five hundred million bushels over and above our regular needs. All we have to do is to " learn to appreciate it. Was ever patriotic duty made so easy? And so clear? America's Own Food?Coml It is tho true American food. The Indians, hardiest of races, lived on it. Our forefathers adopted the diet and conquered a continent. For a great section of our country It has blong een the staff of life. How well the South fought on it, history tells. Now it can help America win a world war. Learn Something?Corn! It Isn't one food. It's a dozen. It's a cereal. It's a vegetable. It's a bread. It's a dessert. It's nutritious; more food value in it, dollar for dollar, than meat or eggs or most other vegetables. It's good to cat; how good you don't know until you've had corn-bread properly cooked. Best of all, it's plentiful and it's patriotic. Corn's Infinite Variety?How much do you know about corn? About how good it is? About the many delicious ways of cooking it? And what you miss by not knowing more about it? Here are a low of its uses: There are at least fifty ways to use corn meal to make good dishes for dinner, supper, lunch or break? fast. Ilere are some suggestions: HOT BREADS DESSERTS Boston brown bread. Corn-meal molasses cako. Hoecake. Apple corn bread. Muffins. Dumplings. Biscuits. Gingerbread. Griddle cakes. Fruit gems. Waffles. HEARTY DISHES Corn-meal croquettes. Corn-meal fish balls. Meat and corn-meal dumplings. Italian polenta. Tamales. The recipes are in Farmers' Bulletin 565, "Corn ! Meal as a Food and Ways of Using It," free from the ! Department of Agriculture. I hours; Miss Arthur Kontor, 2 hours; Mrs. Knight,1-1-2 hours; Mrs. W. T. Good loo, 2 hon re; Mrs. Ji W. Smith, I 1-2 hours, Mrs. j. L McCormick, 112 hours; Mrs. Lindsey Horton, 1 hour; Mrs. A. D. Owens .'I 1-2 hours; Mrs. Ijuo. Taylor, 1-1 2 hours;Mrs. Otis Monsor, 1 hour. Wo nre doing much more work tho lust week and will soon bo able" to make another shipment if wo kcop up this good work. Boy Scout Notes (Scout Carl Knight, Kdilor.; Tho Scout Birthday Party will bo held at tho baptist Church Friday Feb. 8, tit 7:30 p. m. The public are invited to come ami learn something of tho scope and hope of scouting. The evening will bo given over to an educational pro? gramme that will interest tho ! scouts and their friends. THE PROGRAMM ti. Invocation M l?de. Selected Ammr.iiceincnts, Ilrucc P. Tyler Seoul Master. Address, The Scout l.aw,ltcv. ,1.It.Craft. Address Scout Department, Dr Karl Stochr. .Music.Selected. Address, The Scout and the Home Rev. K. A. Rich Address, The Scout Citizen Rev. J. M. Smith. Music. . Selected Presentation of War Service incdal, Mayor W. II. Nickels. .Ir. Musio, . ..America. ? FINIS There will be no admission charged or collection taken. The big hog-production rally recently pulled off all over the country wus strangely silent on the question of increasing the tribe of tin; "hog that walks like a man.'' Benton Miliard Is Member of Engineer Corps. Be u to a Millnrd, formerly of this city, is now a member of the twenty ninth engineers in Gamp Huvens. Ho is connect? ed with (be printing depart? ment of the corpB. Mr. .Millard was formerly with the Hernhl Courier us u printer. After leuving Bristol lie advanced rapidly in the trade anil is now a linotype operator. He enlisted in Arno reibt, Tex., last November nnd was sent directly from there to Massachusetts. Ho says Camp Hevens is ideal in every respect and that the boys were given a big Christmas by civilians and Uncle Sam. Ho expresses a desire to "go across" as early us possible. ? Bristol Herald Courier. The above news was received with much interest here, as Ben ton's friends did uot know where he was located, bo btiv ? iug passed through the Gup last spring enrottto to Ohio. He was employed for several months in tho mechanical department o the Wiso Bruiting Company and is an efficient printer. Germany says President Wil? son is slunduring that country. Ho wonld have to acquire some yet unknown language before bo could do that. The lOnglisb lunguugeis woefully inadequate for the task. NOTICE The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Interstate Railroad Company will bo held | ut the Kleiscbman House, Alex-1 nndriu, Virginia, Wednesday, February 20th, 1918, at 12:3.0 o'clockgp. m. for the purpose of hearing unnuul reports, electing a Board of Directors, and trans acting such other business as may 'properly como before the eeting. H. B. Price, Secretary. Income Tax. Somebody is going to toll on| you if you don't pay your in? come tax. Congress lias tixed it so that somebody must tell, whether he wants to or not. One section of the War In? come Tax Law, exhaustively comprehensive in scope, requires every person, without exception partnership, association, and in? surance company, in whatever capacity acting, who paid |80(t or more to another person, cop ration, partnership, association, or insurance company, as inter? est, rent, salaries, wages, pre? miums, annuities,compensation, remuneration, emoluments, or other Ii x ed or determiuuble gains, prolits, and income, to report the name and address of the person, corporation, etc., to whom the payment was made, together with the amount of the payment, to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue at Wash-i ingtou, using a form prescribed for the purpose. Form KWH, now! to he had from all collectors' offices. The Forms must he tilled out and returned on or be? fore March 1, 11)18,accompanied by Form KWtl, which is a letter of transmittal and affidavit cer? tifying the accuracy of Form 100?. Fire In Capt. Henry Taylor's Residence. Fire broke out in the residence of Capt. Henry Taylor, on Wynndolto Avenue on last Fri? day about one o'clock nnd did considerable damage before it wus put out by the volunteer lire company, which responded promptly to Hie fire alarm. Tin: tiro Blurted from an open grate in an up smir room, und when it was discovered tho in lerior of tbu room was in tl unos It burned II Ittrgo hole in thf iloor and out us way through tho ceiling into the attic nnd roof before it could bo extin guiahed. in addition to the damage by the tiro tbu furniture was badly damaged by water nnd the loss wi|2 probably be between $1000 und $1500, which is purtinlly covered by insurance. NOTICE The annual meeting of the stockholders of Tho Virginia Coal nnd Iron Company, will bo bold at theFleisohiuuu floUoe Alexandria; Virginia, Wednes? day, February 201h, lit 18, at twelve o'clock Noon, for the purpose of hearing annual re? ports, electing a Board of Di? rectors, and transacting such other business a? may properly como before the meeting. W. C. K 12nt, Secretary . Notice to Our Customers Effective February First the Discount on all Bills for Electric Lighting Service Will be One Cent Per KWH Instead of Two Cents as Heretofore. Thin action is not taken in order to fatten our WAH PROFIT column but moroly to assist us in affording adequate service to our customers under conditions as they are today. Help us to prevent reducing itho discount again by paying your hills promptly. Remem j ber that when your bill is not I paid immediately after it be 1 comes due you are using our money without interest and thereby inoreaso our cost per kilowatt hour. Your co-operation in this way will help more than you can imagine. ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION COMPANY ok virginia R. M. Watt, Dist. Manager. War Savings Stamps Tho machinery by which tho purchns? of ti Thrift Stump or n Wnr Savings Stamp is to bo made as easy and convenient as tho purchase of a spool of thead or a pound of nails, in every community in the United States, is rapidly being estab? lished. Already 185,000 War Savings Stamp Ageneies have been established and by tho close of January this number will have been increased by 350,000. In addition to these agencies there will be 1,000,000 "sales stations," which do not receive direct authorization to make the sales from the .Secretary of tho Treasury, but obtain their slumps from authorized agents and soil them over thoir coun? ters at thoir cashiers' win I iw >. anil other pluc s. Fifty thousand pent ulllces now have War Savings Slumps on sale and 20,000 bunks ami 8,000 individual tin i< and cor? porations have been appointed agents. Nine thousand inter? state corporations basing places of business In several States will constitute 115,000 ad? ditional agencies. An intensive campaign is now on for the establishing 'if War Savings societies which can bo organized by 10 or morn persons in a n y community, school, club, chinch, factor} or ollicu anil can bo alii bated with the National Savings Commit? tee at Washington upon appli? cation. Our War Aims. "What wo demand in this war, therefore,is nothing p.-ou'. iar to ouraolveF. It is tbut the world bo mado lit and safe to live in; anil particularly that it be made safe for every peace loving nation which, like our own, wishes to live us owil life, determine its own institutions, be assured of justice and fair dealing by the other peoples of tho world as against force and selfish uggression. All the peo? ples of the world tiro in effect partneru in this interest, and lor our own part we see very clearly that unless justice be done to others it will not be done to us. The program of tho world's peace, therefore, is our program."?President Wil? son's Message of January 8. "Tho sacrifices we ur.i exact? ing of the noble American buys who are going to the bloody Heids of* France for the lives and liberty of us who stay at home call to us with an irresis? tible uppeal to support them with our most earnest, efforts in the work wo must do at home.?Secretary .Me A don. "We have reached tho time in our national life whtui lip loyal citizun in the country can uf ford to spend a dollar for for wasteful lururies. Such an ex? penditure resolves iteolf into a disloyal Jact."?Cardinal Gib? bons. In a speech to his soldiers the kaiser is quoted us't-ay ing:"Tho gigantic battles which raged from Bpriug to fail on Belgium and ifrauco soil were decided in favor of your glorious arms." He is ovidently of the samo school as the general who chut actefized his retreat as a "mas? terly advance to the roar." . Buy your Stationery from the Wise Printing Company.