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WEDNESDAY, OCT. '2, 1018
rulilixlictl Ever; Wcilni>.virij- \>y the
Uno Yonr,
Six Mouths.
Throo Months
Kntortvl sccmtlng to ponlnl n'Rulnllon*
at tho post ofHoo ?t llln Stone <J?p ?? sec
oml-olas? nikttcr.
SUBSCRIBERS nre earnestly re?
quested to observe tho ditto
printed on thoir address slips,
which will keep thorn nt till
titnoB postod as to tho date
of tho expiration of thoir sub?
scription. Prompt und timely
nttontion to this request will
save till parties a groat deal of
Miners' Work Must Win or
Lose for Us.
Before a meeting of mine
workers anil operators at Un
iontown, I':t., Friday afternoon,
September 20, called by .lames
B. Nettle, Director of Produc?
tion, 1'. 8. Fuel Administration,
P. B. NoyoB, Director of Con
Borvntiou, Bpoke us follows:
"I passed a soldier in the
street the other day. A friend
whom wns with mo said "Thai
fellow bus just come over from
Franco. He bus been four
months in the front line trench?
es." 1 turned around to look
at him. That soldier was of
tremendous interest to mi-. He
was the real thing. He was
one of those men whoso work
must win or lose (or me und
mine and everything I hold
dear. Von would have turned
around and looked at him with
the sum.' inteiest.
"1 have come down here to?
day with this sumo feeling 1
look a*, nil you miners with the
same thrill tliut I looked hack
at that soldier. I have been
sitting for u year between the
greut war making departments
of the government und the Fuel
Administration and have soon
success or failure narrowed
down every month more and t
more to a question of bow much '
COItl von get out. until now you
miners are as interesting to me i
us soldiers. To me you uro liest
line men in this war. You do
not know yourselves or you
only half know bow much you
are the real warriors in this
greatest of all wars. I have
come here partly to bold up a
mirror to you ami let yon see
yourselves as wo tire all ncoing
you?lirst trench soldiers.
"This war is fought with
stetd und iron. Steel is short
because coal is short. You have
u terrible tusk. You have done
splendidly und have made a
splendid increase in the amount
of coal mined during the past
two years in spite of till handi?
caps, but still more coal must
be sent to the steel furnaces if
you are to save the lives of
your sons ami brothers anil
friends in France,
"1 did not come h?re to make
a speech. I came here to tell
you some cold facts. Oermany
tiiught the world something
new in the science of making
war last March She got to?
gether u supply of shells, und
Klint-, und every OlTonsive weap?
on grcuter than the world hud
ever Seen before. With this
huge pile of shells she staged a
terrible offensive with much
smaller loss of German lives
than such buttles used to bring.
Having bIioIIs to waste, she
saved her soldiers' lives.
Who r?-v, i i be (i er man line wont
lorward, endless quantities of
shells were exploding as a pro.
tection in front. Wherever our
inen were lined up to defend
their positions, the countryside
was deluged with shells of all
descriptions, Tho Germans
fired a hundred shells, not car?
ing if ninety nine bit nothing.
If the hundredth killed a man
or broke up a trench, they were
satisfied, They bad shells to
waste and that wastefulness
protected their men and put
ours out of business.
"Our generals have learned
this lesson well. Thby are or.
lifting for next spring cannon,
and shells, und bomb?, and
aeroplanes, and tanks in huge
quantities. The orders uro pit.
iug in on us and other orders
for ships to tako iImr material
over before next spring. Piles
of munitions are to bo prepared
in Franco for the great drive
which will bring victory, so big
uk to make the Gorman piles
lust spring look like thirty
cents. If wo send to France
all thai is uskcd, the casualties
in the groat drive will bo few
compared with the execution
"Shall we hero at home be
able to (ill all of Pershing's or
dors? The answer is, we shall
not. To make these munitions
we need steel. At the rate we
uro now making steel, it is im
possible to till these enormous
orders. We cannot increase
the steel without more coal
than yon are mining now. Get
this in your minds. The ques?
tion, how near we are coming
to sendiug Geuornl Porshing all
tho munitions he can use to save
the lives of his men, will depend
absolutely on how much coal is
mined this fall ami winter.
?'I wnnt you to fully sense
tho possible disaster ahead.
You may never hear of the dis
aster if it comes because the
drive will go forward on time
just the same. It will he suc?
cessful. The disaster will bo
buried in the casualty lists.
Some lime in February or
March, or whenever the time
for the big offensive has come,
General Porshing will sit down
with it pencil in his hand and
QgUre out just how short lie is
of that ideal life saving pro
gram of munitions. Then to
make up the shortage, he will
figure so many thousand addi?
tional young men who must he
killed. He has military formu?
las which will tell him so
many shells shoit, so many
deaths. General Pershiug can
llglire to a man how many ex?
tra deaths must he allowed for
to make up for his deficit of
"This is an absoluta truth.
Do not fool yourselves. The
more coal you get out between
now and Christmas, the fewer
casualties next spring,
"Many of yon mine six tons
of coal per day. That six tnn
will make one ion of steal,
which will make 'J.r> 3-ihch
shells. Bvory day that you lay
off unnecessarily , figures
against yourself shells gone
from Geiieral Porshiug's pile
If you lay olT one day a week
next March, you must figure
that your pleasure has cost
General Porshing at least 600
shells and it is safe for you to I
figure that the loss of those 500
shells will he al least one young
man dead who might have
come back to your family or I"
your friend's family aftor the
" That is why 1 (old you 1 fell
the same thi ill tn looking into
the faces of a bunch of minors
like you, that I would in meet
ing a hunch of soldiers from
the front line trenches."
Hids for peace according to
specifications are in order, but
we understand that the speciii
cations do not call for a tier
man ponc.i .
Uoriorul Foch is personally
of small stature, but notwith?
standing he is til present the
biggest man in Kiuope.
From a nation of wasters we!
have become a nation of savors
and lenders. Let the Fourth
Liberty Loan prove \'.
The Spanish inlluouztl is said
to be beginning,a visit to ibis
country. Most things Spanish
are not to he sneezed at, lint
the ehfluenzii is an exception.
"Action speak louder than
words." The actions of tin
Allies during t Ii e past few
weeks have certainly shouted
aloud to the world.
Nobody will weep for Dobs'
sentence. Ten years or there
abouts will be given him time
to think something that be
evidently has never done.
An army cannot march nor
light without its home support;
Think of what the army is do?
ing in Franco. Koiiiomber that
we at home ate at its support,
and subscribe to your limit for
the Fourth Liberty Loan.
Editor Post:
1 desire to acknowledge
through your columns the very
valuable and patriotic assis?
tance rendered me by Mr H VV.
Gilliam in Ked Cross and r< gis
I Irani work. R. A. Ay Kits,
Our School Building.
Our public school has pro
sentod a busy scene for tho last
three Saturday mornings. How
many of you have vimtod the
school this year or last yoar or
tho year bufore. Don't lot
yourself forget that the school
is tin- foundation of our com?
munity life and that it is your
business to know that it is
clean ami sanitary, a tit place
for your children to spend six
hours a day, five days tn tho
week. One of our public spir
it od citizens took bis children
down to the school the first tlay
of this session. Ho looked the
school building over from
basement to top lloor and then
said to one of tho mothers,
"I'll give $50.00 if you women
will immediately put this
building in tit condition."
That gave impetus to a move?
ment, which the Community
League had already started by
ordering alabast im< to point part
of the walls. Well, the dirt of
years has been covered by a
coat of buff alabaBtine on the
walls uf eight rooms. The
third lloor bad to bo left for
want of funds. How we bate
to leave those dirty walls for
the children and teachers to
look at each tlay. We have
cleaned the rooms of the lirst
and second lloors with the ux
coptioil of the auditorium.
They look much belter. The
desks are clouU, woodwork,
Honrs, walls and windows.
However, the window shades
ire (altered and unsightly.
Who'll volunteer to help turn
thorn top for bottom and make
them look like new. Wont
some of the mothers volunteer.
Our school board, burdened
with a bit; debt and running
expenses, have been unable to
keep tip the school building
from year to year as it should
have been kepi up. Mr. Easloy
and the vnlant bunch of teach?
ers are standing by us these
war times when many schools
are (dosing for want of teach?
ers. Let's back thorn up, pat?
rons of the public school. We
invite the public to visit the
school and inspect the rooms
that have been cleaned by tho
women and telephone one of
members of the Community
League and volunteer for next
Bonds Build Ships. Buy Lib?
erty Bonds.
Sc i?t. Empcy in "Over the
Sergeant Arthur Guy Em-1
pey, veteran of the Sommo and
author of the most famous of
war books, "Over the Top," is
coming to town. Manager Tay?
lor, of the Amiizii Theatre, an.
noilIICOS that lie has booked the
Vilngraph stipor feature, "Over
the Top," which was made
from Ein pay's book, mid the
sergeant will he seen as the
star of the production, here on
Thursday, October :t, matinee
and night.
This is probably the most im
portain news which has come
to local motion picture "fans"
in an ago, because they have all
beard of Km pey and want to
see him, According to the ad
Vance information received by
Mr. Taylor, Eiupey will appear
on the screen with all of the
magnetism that has made him
one of the most notable person?
alities developed by the war.
Albert K. Smith, president of
the Vitngriiph Company, has
pronounced him one of the
greatest natural actors he ever
saw, and he also says that Km
pey has been permitted to re
enact on tin' screen the thrilling
moments he experienced during
the eighteen mOlltllS he fought
tlie Germans in Franco.
Bonds Build Airplanes. Buy
Liberty Bonds.
'/'?> I'ublic Utililitt Commissions
and Municipal Officials:
Von uro, of course, familiar
with! the creation by Congress
of Capital Ist'tes Committee for
the purpose of giving effect to
the Government's policy of
1"War Business First," by su
pervisiiig the issuance of new
'securities for capital expendi?
tures, It. is plain that all of us
' must avoid every unnecessary
use of capital, involvi >g also
the use of labor and materials,
in order not to interfere with
the financial and industrial re
qti'roments of tho Government
in its paramount task of mnk
, iug war.
If the men, money and ma
I tcrial which tho Government
noeds aro to l>o mado available
for essential wur purpo?en,thure
must necessarily bo consider
ablo degreo of sucrilico on the
part of individuals, communi?
ties and corporations in adjust?
ing themselves to the substitu
lions and changed standards
which tho situations compels.
Existing facilities must bo
mudo to servo in plnco of new
ones, regardless of temporary
inconvenience and discomfort*
unless tho public health or par
amount local economic neces?
sity iB involved.
May wo suggest to you that
these considerations apply with
marked force to the public utili?
ty situation. The extensions
and hnttermeuts which public
service corporations are accus?
tomed to make in normal times,
either on the initiative of their
own enterprise or by direction
of the regulating commissions
under which thoy operate,
should, in our opinion, be post?
poned until after tho war, un?
less an immediate war purpose
is served, und may we ask of
your consideration of the pro?
priety of deferring even the per?
formance of contractual obliga?
tions arising from franchise or
other local requirements; when
no military or local econ mile
necessity is served by such ex?
The Capital Issues Commit?
tee feels certain that your Com?
mission will recognize the par
amount need of the National
Government when passing up?
on proposed additions and ex
tensions by public utility com
panics, and asks that y ou co?
operate in giving offset to tin
purposes of the Government by
restricting every unnecessary
use of capital, labor and mater?
ials for extensions, betterments,
street paving, or other pur?
poses, even waiving, if in pow?
er, the legal requirements that
obtain in times of peace, until
the present emergency has
Yours very truly,
Capital Issit.s Committee,
By Chris. S. liarhliu,
The More Bonds tho Fewer
Casual! ies.
To be Followed in the Con?
servation of Fuel.
Start furnace and kitchen
range fires as late us possible.
Forget the first few cool fall
liaise window curtains din?
ing the day to admit sunlight,
for that is free heat. Dispense
with awning-i, as they shut out
the sun.
Weather strip all doors and
windows and put asbestos
around all furnaces, boilers,
and cellar pipes used for heat
ing purposes.
Reduce the home tempera?
ture lo 117 degrees. Do not wait
until the mercury shows 7-1 de?
grees before closing drafts. By
this time that extra amount of
coal will hove been consumed
and wasted, according to all
ooonomic rules.
Bedrooms, where windows
tire opened for the night or
otherwise, should be shut oil
from lo-at. Use blankets and
feel better in the morning.
Wear heavier clothing. This
materially saves body heat.
Thoroughly clean soot from
pipes ami boilers and do not
mind doing a little work in the
cellar, seeing that window
panes are tight and weather
stripped like the oilier parts of
tho house.
Use gas for cooking and beat?
ing. Gas lighting at night aids
in heating the home, stores and
buildings where used:
Use heavy draperies on doors
and windows for interim- decor?
ation. This aids in husbanding
interior heat supply.
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Lands for salo in West Ala?
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l farm 730 ncres
1 form 400. acres
1 farm 373 acres
1 farm 880 ncres
I farm 170 acres
1 farm -10 acres
All of these farms join except
44t> acres.
Kasy terms. Owned and for
sale by
Gainesville, Ala.
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