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7JFRSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1919.
FRENCH BROAD IHTSTLER, HENDERSONVELLE, N. C. ft FRENCH ARMY AUTOTRUCKS CARRYING MOTION-PICTURE OUTFIT FOR SOLDIERS i , v O Wesifrn Newspaper Union MOVING-PICTURE APPARATUS ON WHEELS IN FRANCE. French official photograph taken in the region of Meurthe and Moselle showing autotruck laden with moving-picture apparatue-for the purpose of amusing the soldiers and giving them a short respite from the hardships and trials cf battle. This group of autotrucks is a part of the cinematographic section of the French, army. ASSE Riotorists Acquiesce to Sugges tions cf Dsfensa Council to Learn Their Autos. mi m. im efficient ; Owners Sealizs Kelp They Can Re; cier Government by Llohtenina Load on Garage and Repair Shops Wcrk Wet Difficult. That passenger car owners have adopted the suggestions recently made by the war economy board of the na tional council of defense to familiarize themselves with the proper care of their cars, so that they can not only render "first aid" to their cars without depending on mechanics or service men, but keep thorn 100 per cent me chanically efficient, is kthe opinion of H. P. Branstetter of a large automo bile concern, who adds: "No doubt the increased use to which owners are putting their cars, coupled with a realization of the help they can render the government by lightening the load on garage and repair shops, and de sire to economize as much as possible, are the reasons. "Once owners know the first princi ples of automobile construction and the proper care of the important me chanical units md parts, they will find that it is not hard nor difficult, and, what is more, they usually develop a pride in being able to keep their cars In first-class condition. Learn Lubrication. "One of the first things the owner should learn is how to keep his car properly lubricated. Through the adoption cf oil lubrication in place of the grease-cup system, keeping the car properly oiled is no longer the time-: consuming bugaboo it used to be. ! "How to apply the brakes without skidding or burning the tires or brake bands is another ; very important point r to learn. Proper inflation of: tires and : quick attention to breaks in the tiref tread should be watched for and rewe- died Immediately. "The adjustment of the carburetor ; is another item. If the owner will take a ten-minute lesson at any car- bnretor service station he will find that it not only makes it easier to do this 'work himself Instead of stopping at a garage, but it will keep his motor running smoother and more silently, and at , the same time reduce carbon deposits and increase gaSoll mile- i " Save Strain on Mecha,. ! "Owners should make a point of learning how to drive and handle their ,nr on nf rnnrtsrfwlthout es cessive wear on the transmission and springs and unnecessary strain on the frame and axle. These first princi ples may sound a littlfe difficult, but they really are simple and practical and become second nature in a very short time. The average overhauling o? the re pair job which consumes the repair man's time and the driver's -money, is directly traceable to an owner's neg lect to take the proper care of his car from the first day he owns it. Squeaks should be stooped in the beginning ' before they have developed, necessi tating constant watchfulness ana tightening up, which was formerly done once a month, but -is now recog- nized by the alert owner of today as part of his daily duties while ' driving bl3 car." ! Convenience for Auto. A new convenience for automobile tourists is a folding gasoline cooking . stove that can He carried in .a car . and be snnnliPrl lwith fuel from itS" RURAL MOTORTRUCK ROUTES Bureau of Markets of Department c Agriculture Offers Co-operation to Operators. (TIT, 1,.. it. rr-l. j-iic uuiKiu ui mantis oj. me uu.lv ed States department of agriculture has announced its readiness to entei into co-operative agreement with op..fancied they could detect in the erators oi rural motortruck routes who desire to w7ork more closely with the government in developing, stabiliz lng and standardizing this business.. Qn,v..trr.s v-im Poa -,.ri. pc.c.icrs wno aree toork accora-, ing to most approved practices, and tc conform to the general requirements of the bureau cf markets are to be giv en the advantage of receipt, of advice and information developed through th bureau investigations. Large metal signs for display or trucks will be furnished to 'operators meeting the requirements. These signs will rend, "The Owner of This Trucl Is Co-operating with the Bureau oJ Markets?, United States Department oi Agriculture." The operator also wit be privileged to use this sentence or his stationery and in advertising. Requests for application blanks, tc be used in obtaining the signs, should : Loading a Calf Into Motor Expresi . . for Market. l ibe made to the Chief of the Bureau Markets, United States Department 01 'Agriculture, Washington, D. C. : Through its co-operation with motor truck operators the bureau of naarkjeti bopea to make it easy to place In prop T hands such advice and informs tioi vasdt ma secure; to act as a mediun for distribution of information amdnj operators; to stabilize the rural motoi 'businesa by requiring adherence to cer taln business practices, and to give ti !reiiable operators the business advan tage of working cooperatively with ttw ;bureau of markets, ' ALL HAND SIGNALS UNIF0RN ' . . Whatever Traffic Regulations May Be, f nncipai i ning is to te fair t Other Fellow. In driving through the country It Is a HlJle puzzling to know bow to acl sometimes, for the traffic ordinances vary in different towns. Might i not be well to consider that certait 'principles should be uniform? Foi ex ample, the hand signals. The hanc held out on either side of the cai 'should indicate that a turn is' to b made to that side, or that the cai Is to be stopped. A rotary motion ol !the hand would indicate a turn to thi opposite side. In turning corners tc the right, keep as close to the curt ias possible, while in turning to tht left go out around the center of th street intersection. Do not draw ui "to the curb except with the curb tc the right side of the car. . But whatever the regulations ma3 be, the principal thing is to be fail to the other" follow and always givt bim his half, says Dakota Farmer. II all of us kept this -in mind and acted accordingly, thero would be no rose pigs and fewer accidents. SWARMS OF LOCUSTS TO BE WITH US THIS YEAR. Henderson County Not on the Bus's Yisiting List, But Will Probably Sec a Good Many Lincoln County Slat ed For Locusts Bier Celebration. Washington, Jan. 30. Xorth Caro lina is to have a visitation from the "17 year locust" this year. The fol lowing - formal announcement was made by the department cf agricul ture this week: "The year 1919 is likely to be one of the worst 'locust years' on recorc. But entomologists of the United States department of agriculture see nothing alarming in the prospect. . ... . ' , , , , ... ... . A. iwvoo, V, 111 liA.O JVJCH 111 lia - following states: Alabama, District cf Columbia, Delaware, Georgia, 111- inoise, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mary land, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ne jersey, Xew York, North Carolina, Ohio, Teune Ohio, Peiiiisylvauia, South Carolin ssee, V ermont, Virginia, YJcst .Virginia and Wisconsin. "The injury done by the periodical cicada consists almost wholly m chiseling grooves in the branches or vrees tor aepositmg eggs. Mms in-! jury, always appears to be greater than it actually is. Popular alarm is usually out of proportion to general damage. , t njvery locust year is, in some sor a year of fear and arcad. It appears' . . ... . . , - j , . , . ... x. cial adjustment by the federal gov- to have been so with the savages ana . . 1. M A , . , . , . . ... ernment of the manufacturer s in vest- has remained so with their civilized t.;u,fj- fnn ment m war machinery, materials and successors, notwithstanding the fact A, t 4, . , , . i partly completed products not only that the cicada has been under lnves-' .. ,. , .. ,ihas plunged some of these concerns tigation for well over 200 years, and . , , , . .. . ., into a state bordering on stagnation the appearance of the swarms aro . A . . MITT if 111 o rviona f Mom Tinpflrtoin nrs fr t, 4-! 4- iuicluiu uy euiumuiusisis its awumic- j ly as eclipsis of the moon are foretold by astronomers. People have cry of the cicada a resemblance to thfi nnmfl nf tlie monarch. Pharaoli. ... , . T ... . ,T 1 ' occult belief or fear added to the some- ... . . . vin:t dolorous sound has served to ... ... . . make the cry of the cicada generally . Tr . sfn unwelcome one. Very long ago Rome RHnftrst.it.inn nttarhprl to the. rlpvk , , n-i v,or. vi-hi ot iho niiny Wings. 1 hese bar . . . . i r " ; 7, w. bui lew peopie remember thar through a neriod of 13 or 17 vears.anf. t significance Is attached to it at f ea-jii launuiuc. oume iJiuuL uaa srispn nlw.ivs in announce th at. thf W on the locust's wings means 'war. Since this outbreak wall come just a the conclusion of the greatest war, fln(i whPn oWn thP inwrinsHnnnf tnP i nrnnht mnM hrA.v nnnM un the likelihood of another one, some new explanation will apparently have to be found this time. But no doubt the cicada will, as usual, be greeted as a harbinger of disaster, and as us ual there will be reports of deaths caused by stings of the cicada, a be lief that has persisted in spite of posi tive proof that the cicada has no sting, that only by the most extremest acci dent could it inflict a wound either with bill or oviposter, and that it could net, in any case inject a poison. "Inasmuch as the coming 191D brood of locusts may bo one of the largest on record, it is particularly important to allay excessive fear of destruction to timber as well as to have people cn guard, so that the few preventive measures possible may be applied. The belief that the 191 brood vail be exceptionally large is based on the fact that the 17-year brood coming out this year in Brood 10, perhaps the largest of the 17-year broods,and that Brood 18 of the 1S year family comes out at the same time. The year 1868 was the greatest locust year in history. In that year Brood 19, the largest of- the 13-year broods, appeared in conjunction .with Brood 10, the two combining to make an unprecedent inf estation. The co incident of the largest 17-year brooa with a smaller 13-year brood' tfils year, will -not bring about conditions approaching those of "1868. "Brood 18, the 13-year brood that comes out this year, is comparatively a small brood and is made up of scat tered colonies rather than of the dense and compact swarms that mark the larger broods. Five states are af fected by it." Anson, Lincoln and Moore are the North Carolina j counties to be visited Edgefield is the only South Carolina county to see -the locusts. May is the time for the coming out. Bryant in Charlotte Observer. Substitute for Putty. A cheap substitute for putty, suit- ni,ie for stopping cracks in floors and j other woodwork, is made by soaking j newspaper in a paste made by boiling a pound of flour in three quarts of water and adding a teaspoonful of alum. Force this mixture into the cracks with a knife. t Will Pay You to become a regu lar advertiser in TMs-Faper UNEMPLOYMENT OF LABOR ASSUMING SERIOUS PROPORTIONS Cancellation of War Contracts C!o es Factories and Throws Hands Onto! Work Qnick Adjustment Willi Con tractors if Bad Situation is to he Averted. Washington, Jan. 31. The reports coming to the department of labor how that conditions of unemployment are becoming more serious and that aoor surpluses are growing through out the nation. ' The labor surplus in many inuus rial CCntPTf h-a-i !nfM(!f,il -r.rAl tJG Iast 10 uays," sail a statement is- sBued 07 the department of labor to- i.'ov lipi,,i I,..,, . f - . r.var work are not chancing hnric it ! peace icavuir-s last enough u, i their nrope- or.u.ortif..i of Uhcr bere is a way to n'i.k' caniJal nvni - L-m, - j - . . . . i io aiese ir,?pstrie and assist f,0.. . ' " J "jJr activities, tbe department of labor iholds it to be desirable and pn:dent. "Recent reports from field agbhts received by the division . cf public : works and construction development ( t the department of labor clearly indi cate the urgency of earl;r action on such legislation as will immediately adjust war contract controversies. j ' Tbe canceling of war contracts iwitli n n nrnvioinn fry a n ovltr ltniti il tiliix uuvvim.ii ,T iiieir wurKins capital. i'.ia.ii3r ot me ou. mc, uiumci, w o--VP i . . manufacturers insist they must have additional capital before they can make progress towards resumption oi normal business at an approximation of capacity output. This capital, they assert, would be forthcoming if early ,. ' ..,.. .nd nstmpnt is haft from thp ircvern- ment on their war work. . J; . . . , . "Tbe denartment of labor's mves- ' tigation or ways ana means to sunn ate building and improvements am: I augment the absorption of labor in in- j dustry disclosed these two important; ways or gettIIla resaiib. i "Legislation ' enabling the build - ing and loan associations of the coun- - try to use tneir reai esiaie muz i.SJKt-n lor collateral in a system oi eurj home loan Danks5 and i I "2- Legislation to authorize imraefi-! te adjustment and payment by tlicl government of reasonable claimsj of ihe taxes for Never in the ... h is dollar for s using some are paying interest i growing out of the summary rescind- ling of war contracts. "The former would permit home builders to avail of almost $2,000,000, 0CC in loans; the latter would provide much-needed, immediate capital for manufacturing. It is probable a pro posed law on the former soon will be introduced in Congress. Legislation on the latter now is pending in the United States senate." Bryant in Charlotte Observer. THE FLU YvThen your back is broken and your eyes are blurred, And your shin bones knock and your tongue is furred, And your tonsils squeak and your hair gets dry, And you're doggone shure that you're hs ul,- yvnt you re siteerea you won't audi ! afraid you will, , iJust drag to bed and h: chill, And pray the Lord to see you through, For vou' izoi the flu. boy. You've got the beitlfmy vhen your toes curl up and your i goes fiat, A.nd you're twice as mean as a Them as cat, And life is a long and dismal curse, j And all your food tastes like a hard boiled hearse; When your lattice aches and your head's a-buzz, And nothing is as it ever was, Here are my sad regrets to you You've got the flu, boy, You've got the flu. What is it like, this Spanish flu? r.i, -p tn Toor, ti,rnii It is by Misery out of Despair; It pulls your teeth and curls 3'our hair; t thins your blood and brays your bones ; And fills your craw with moans and groans, And sometimes, maybe, you get well. Some call it flu I call it hell ! J. P. McEvcy. Queer Fisid at Pompeii. A soap-boiler's shop was among the things discovered in the excavation at 1 " v 1, 16:. Xs7 asJUT. berf voamc a! ?A: i u. y. n is saia mat uie soap IOUUU . ... . . . . pfirnv alhough it had lain under the ashes more than 1.S00 years. Soap making was quite a business in a number of the Roman cities at the time that Pompeii was destroyed. mi All State and County Taxes are Due on the First Monday in October of each year. February is her6 40 PERCENT 18have history of the country Vas money so itryVas m IB day. True, its ..purchasing power is not soXgreat as we dollar on Tax, st the sa former borrowed money at this time, an on this all bcran se collections are as ha to meet current expenses. Don't make that aitful mistake of putting off until Spring. The county ZttXST have the money .VT OXCE, and I truly hope that this notice will be sufficient for all unpaid taxpayers, and that we will all profit by ;t prompt settlement. . - Thanking you in advance for what I hope tfcfit I am about to receive, I am jours very respectfully, ; E.HUBGim Tax Collector and i reas. SAYS SCALES-STEYENS BELL ONLY WAY TO GET MONEY jBnckner Says Legislators Favor Cents a Horse Power Tax Separate Bill to Impose General Wheel Tax and Gasoline Tax. In a letter to the directors of the Asheville Board of Trad received Friday Secretary Euckner, nov ' m Raleigh in the interests of a road t:r-; bill, states that the. sentiment ci rhe legislature is that the Scales irt j vens bill is the. only way in whlt-h North Carolina can receive SL'L? Oo, 000 in federal aid road funds. Ke :- :i; there appears to be a string detcvr:::- ; nation to enact the measure. The secretary states-fris belief tr.at ; there will be a separme b- ' duced to tax vehicles other romobiies and probat)! also the cent-a-gallon tax cn Then if the gas tax shodr! 'and found unconstitutionai is would not. affect the otner legisl Under the rji-ovriio.-w of the So Stevens bill, Mr. Buekner says Buncombe county wouid be paid ver cent of the cost of her Jc jed roads, which it is estimated would Jamount to $250,000 or more. Ihrough this joint federal aid and state t:vx. fund Buncombe would also have roads built costing $SS0,000. Haywood county $440,000; Henderson $340,000 and Rutherford county the same as Buncombe, these amoums being ap portioned according to mileage across the county. Under this law couiitie? that have already built roads will therefore, not be penalized for their progressiveness. YOU READ-thi B Other Fellow's Ac You are reading this one. That should convince you that advertising in thess U columns is a profitable proposition; that it will brins business to youi store. The fact that ik? ether fellow advertises is probably the reason he is getting more business than is falling to you. Would it not be well to give, the other fellow a chance u To Read Your Ad in These Columns? S SERBS ES8&" n now, and been paid plentiful as it is to- have seen it; but days. The conn. fcourse the Taxpayers ve been insufScien? tank. r r r"- in ' - 3C V