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It Pays
The Advertisements
In this paper as well as
the other news matter,
fai these days of the high
coat of living it means
a savin? of dollars and
ceas to you. Be wise
and read the various ads
To
The Review is read and appreciated bu that
No. 16
Bad Fire in City
Last Week
Two Fire Laddies Are
Seriously Injured
Were Responding to Call Estimated
Loss by Fire at New Arthur Hotel
is $22,500, With Insurance of $15,
000 One Man Badly Hurt.
T. A. Shetlon, a member of the
High Point fire department, and Lu
ther Martin, another fireman, were
seriously injured in responding to a
tire
alarm last J? riaay night, me
tiiemen were answering an alarm
turned in because of a fire in the old
Bellevue hotel, the blaze incurring an
estimated loss of more than $20,000.
Shelton received a fracture of the
skull and was the more seriously in
jured of the two. Martin suffered a
fractured hip.
The accident occurred on West
Rvoad street about 8:30 o'clock, while;
Shelton and Martin were driving wie
trues,
nanv.
from the West Knd nre com
Shelton was behind the steer
ine wheel. A, Dodge touring car was
iMveptlv in front of the truck
and
Shelton attempted to pass, but the
driver of the touring car steered the
automobile to the other side of the
rvppt In order to avoid a collision
oh t the same time pass me car
same time pass tne
Shelton again went to the other side !
onH in done so the maenme leix me i
uavement, swerved around and struck!
the curb, throwing Shelton irom nis j
-eat and over me ience mw wc xwnvi
vard of a Broad street residence. The ;
n uck turned over, breaking a wheel j
and smashing the fender. Other parts
The injured firemen were placed m
a passing automobile and rushed to
the hospital for medical attention. For
several hours Shelton remained uncon
scious, but Martin was able to discuss
onHent. next dav. They are as-
business.
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o-rocery establishment of
M West
ond ;
sxreei. .
Fire Chief A. i. liorney smu
ton was not the regular driver of the
truck but the driver was away and
fillinsr his place.
The name oi the man ottupjing )
Dodee was not learned. Members off
th fire deoartment were anxious to ;
tne lire poiwv i t,
ioW hi. if ame and oifieers said ne
xnM he Srosecutd if foundv "
The fire hat badly damaged the j
Hotel Arthur, was nrst aiscuvwcu
It. a tii structure and
the blaze rapidly made its way to the I
nnf The center of the building was !
XrTarts of the hSteVWre damaged
bv smoke and water.
' 0. Arthur Kirkman, owner of the
building, estimates the loss at $22,50U,
with insurance 01 jjid,wu.
rru Ltoi was recentlv purchased
-
Shelton
. ; kirkman who was remodeling I stickers. That man said he had
the 'tmcturTand expected to have it ; searched the city in an effort to ob
opened for the reception of guests by j tains seals, but had been unsuccessful.
January 15. Furnishings had not ,
been placed in the building, but the j t JUL j Talk
construction work was practically J . J. llOOy TO aiK
completed, with the exception 01 me :
painting. It was tnree swnca
No explanation as to the origin of
' v 7oc arivanrerl bv either the
VI 1 111 V -
nit " . . .
owner 01 tne Dunumg ui ..-
the fire department. Friday afternoon ;
the new heating system was tested and ;
it worked satisfacotrily. Al nre in ;
tH boiler had been extinguished be-
fo.e employes left the building, it was,
said.
J. V. Ferree Dies
W. C. Ferree and T. D. Ferree went
to Ramseur last week to attend the
funeral of their brother, J. V. Ferree,
who died following an illness of ton
silitis. Ctv Plan nine is
e 1
IVpPflpfl Here NOW r
Chamber of Commerce Qfficial Would
Have a Planning Commission
Secretary Sizemore of the local
chamber of commerce is interesting
himself in having appointed a city
planning lcmmission for High Point,
with authority to lay out a more beau
tiful city here.
"We are late now, but by appoint
ing a r.i-iT nlonnino- fnmmission. With
power backing it a world of good
can
oe accomplished for the oenent ox uic ,
city in the future," said Mr. Sizemore.
''Thp 5tnt stands out in the front m 1
; o , . .i
manufacturing, especially High Point '
!pincr VnrturT, Ti-stionallv and interna-
iionallv for its manufactured pro-
ducts. We have capable and progres-
ive financiers and highly sKinea, nu
better still, nearly pure Anglo-Saxon
'abor. With all of these and many
more things, such as climate that per
mits all the vear work in or outdoors,
we may therefore expect greater ad
vancement in the future than in the
past. With this possible growth star
Jng us in the face we are making no
Plans for convenience or for appear
ance of our streets, buildings, etc., in
the future."
School Children to
Have Long Vacation
High Point school children are to
have two weeks of vacation during
the holidavs. The schools closed on)
T? . -mm 1 I
ruday and will, not open until Monaay
morning, January 2.
Many of the children expect to
spend Christm&s out of the city, while
fhors will remain here for two
' Teachers in the schools left
(1 y .f-n:ioon and Saturday for
' !lo i enjoy tho event with
ft 1 nh fC'RIfA
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O. R. York New
Postmaster Here
High Republican to Temporarily
Fill Vacancy at Local Office
Filling the Vacancy caused by the
resignation of J. J. Farriss who, Mon
day retired as incumbent, O. R. York
was Friday appointed temporary po
master at High Point and will enter
upon his new duties this week.
On November 22 Mr.
dered his resignation to take effect on !
or before December 1. He has not
yet received notification from the post
office department that he has been re
leased from service, but he is expect
ing ins release soon.
air. x orfc is a prominent High Point
Kepublican and the announcement
mat he has been selected to serve tern-
poraiily as postmaster here will be
He is a candidate for the otTi ce arirl
learned with interest by hsi friends,
will probably stand the examination
when it is held here. Other candi
dates for postrrfaster are C. C. Rob
bins, A. E. Futrell and possiblv esv-
eral others.
Mr. lork has had experience in the!
railway mail service and it is his
experience that makes him capable of
assuminc: his new duties as rinstmas-
ter. At a meetinsr of the
county committee in Greensboro ilast
spring he received 34 votes out of 40
endorsing him for the position. It
will also be recalled that he was a
candidate for senator from Guilford
county on the republican ticket
at
ine last general election.
When the examination for postmas-
ter will be held here has not as yet
oeen announced.
Red Cross Seals
nn UqIo WofiiilQv!riy next spring, me msi.tutwa is
Wl uuiv uotmuo
In
Addition to Booth in
Post office
They Will e Sold in
Stores
Drug
T?frl Prnss nhncrmnc coalc will Ko
placed on sale Saturdav mornine- in
tne King-, wart and Ureen drug- stores
and a booth will also be opened in the
postoffice building, it was announced
by members of the Woman's club
committee who are to have charge
'
aaica 111 vuw-
For the past several weeks the
seals have been purchased by mail
j 4-. ..ii i-: l u
ana they will continue to be sold lr l
this way until Saturday when efforts
will be made to dispose of a large
ol-Z. , . . - "V f .
Soveril inquiries have oeen receiv-
ed by persons who were interested to
learn when the seals would be placed
High ,Pnint
T 1 f a .
1 nave aiways oeen interested m
the Red Cross and I would like very j
much to have a few seals to use with !
the Christmas packages I am now
mailing," said one citizen seeking in-
J -a m.
xormauon concerning wnere to obtain
on disarmament
Frederick J. Libby, executive secre
tary of the national council for limi-
bcii v vi uiic iiauuuai vuuuvii iui
tation oi armaments, spoke at the
Friends church Sunday morning on the
subject of disarmament. Among the
organizations participating in the
work of the councii cf which Mr. Lib-
y js secretary, are Veterans of For-
eisrn Wars, American Farm Bureau
federation, American School Ciitzen
ship league, National Education as
sociation, .National Congress of Moth
ers and Parent-'feacher association,
I National Board Y. W. C. A. and In
I ternattonal Lyceum and Chautauqua
asocsiation. Many religious, social
j and industrial groups are supporting
, the work of the council, or are co
1 operating with it. Among the latter
are me unnea oociety 01 jnnsutn 1
EndeaVor, the Church Peace Union,'
Hia rinnflvo 1 TTft ot-q f iin nf "SXTfim on 'c I
are the united society 01 unristian
the General Federation of Women s
clubs, and the International Associa
tion of Machinists.
A Wonderful Window
Display at Stamey's
Stamey's Jewelry store has adopted
a very unique and unusual window
display. The first set arrived by ex
nross last week- from the Pacific coast
an(j 1S a Chinese temple scene with
Buddha, "the god of the good,' offer-
i n rr J4ia crovvninp- virtues of life to
: ...
alj men wno ggg them. To the high
priest of the temple, whose elaborate
robes of gold make him resplendent,
to tne wgaithy land owners and mer
chants and to the poorly clad coolies j
of low caste. Each year on the great
feast day the wealthy are gathered
together in the temple to receive their
blessings. The furniture is of teak-
wood and the richest Chinese rugs
and tapestries are used in the setting.
Altogether it is a most imposing
and pleasing design and Very artisti
cally arranged.
There will be achange once a week
in the displays and every five weeks
a complete new design. The next will
probably be the "Sheraton design," in
commemoration of High Point's won
derful hotel.
Then will follow the Moorish de
sign, Louis XIV, America Forever,
etc.
There is nothing like it this side of
Atlanta. The displays are very ex
pensive, costing about $1,000 a year.
The express alone on each design
runs around $25, or $250 a yiar. It
is truly a work of art and if the rest
of the design comes up to the one
now displayed, Mr. Stamey has a
drawing card for his windows that is
of the very best.
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large bodu of ietfa M
High Point, N.
All Set for the,
Go
u
College Financing
Corporation Sellsr
Additional Stock
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It Is Now a Certainty That the Meth-
oaist r rot est ant Lolleeg is Com
inar Here .
H. A. Millis, chairman of a co:
tee appointed last week at a i
metine1 Ot tne Ki warns nr.ri Hn
1 clubs to secure additional ssl
tions to stock for the College Bevel
ment and improvement compmv. said
i today the additional $15,000 to
nance the iindert Ic.ntr harf upoh .
ho
1
Big
lies
Hi
eY
I
I i
mi
bscrfo- I
cured and that it was now a certaiaty i SriwnIjr'
that the Methodist Fstat cIgerf.-
would he established in High -Point.
Although tne numoer o iiaoscj
tions needed have been secured, Mr.
Millis said the committee Would con-;
tinue to sell stock in the -.tovporft&an
to any citizen who wished to take ad
vantage of the opportunity to makoa
sate investment
At a meeting ot tne two c.ubsmud
in the Sheraton hotel recent v, DjVJ.
. Burrus, president of the new ejmi-
pany, who has been actife in t.ie mdve -
ment to brine: the coLc :o here, stated
that unless $15, '300 woith of stock Was
sold before December 20 he would in
form the trustees of the college that
! the institution ETAOIetaoia: rrETAO
! they would have to esta&iish the u&ti-
tution elsewhere.
It will be of interest to K;?h' Point
citizens to learn that actual construc
tion work on the college wi!l begin
.to be established ofi the Greensboro
I roid. just inside t e city limits of
i High Point. The site is regarded ? by
Methodist Protestants of North 'Cfero-
lina as probably the most admirable by an employe of the Carolina Bak-
lnratinn that. rmilH nnssihlv have Wnt,-no. MmArv of fiVPPTisboro. The ac -
location that could possibly have been
selected for the denominational jcol
I m
An architect has already been se
cured to draw the necessary plans and
they will probably be submitted soon.
Williams Sentenced
to4ld r,ii-rv &Iacs1c! sult of a stroke ot paralysis, was con
ine Louniy hohqs Q 0 wt v.-n Rantist church
james nrGer. white, was found not
J h-v of a charge of breaking and
j entering the store of W. T. Powell
when tried before Judge Waiter oy-
i ;iT,ai or Qotnav .
al in muniicpal court Saturday.
Lawrence Phillips, tried for ani as- 50ns of the deceased, arrived m the
sault, had judgment suspended dfea jcity Friday night from Red Lion, Pa.,
paymetrtr of hait thu cate. ' 'pfco attend the-funeral.
C. D. Williams, tried Friday with j
Annie Owens on a charge of immoral ; pi igAZi-n'MxT
conduct, was Friday sentenced to I Jriay IS vreClllciUlj
serve si xmonths on the county roads.
The woman had judgment suspended
upon condition that she leave the
city immediately. . I
Mrs. M. L. Wright
Dies At Her Home
As a result of a stroke of paralysis
Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock,
Mrs. Arena C. Wright, wife of M. L.
Wright, died Thursday night at 8:30
o'clock at her home, southwest of
High Point.
Mrs. Wright was 51 years of age,
havine been bom in
Montgomery
county on February 19, 1870. She was
a woman 01 lovaDie uisposinoii
woman 01 lovaDie uisposition ana
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was held in high esteem by her
friends and neighbors who will learn
of her death with keen regret. She
had lived in this section of the state
for many years and was well known
in High Point. ;
Prizes Are Awarded
in Thrift Contests
The Commercial National bank and
me wacnovia uuin. v..
prizes of $5 each to Wilfred Sechrest
onH T.npu Klutz fnr their e'ifts which
the Wachovia bank presented cash
anH T.ncv Klutz for their jrifts which
were made in the local thrift con
test in the schools by Community
Service.
The gifts, which were made during
the contest were erturned to their r
spective school. The display in the
city has porved very interesting and
has caused much comnt on the ori
ginality of the conte N ts in using
already available material.
Man and Woma nTried
For Immoral Conduct
C. D. Williams and Annie Owens,
whites, were tried before Judge Wal
ter Royal in municipal court Friday o
chareres ofillicit relations. The wo
man had judgment continued, while
prayer for judgment was also contin
ued for Williams.
Gus Griffin was found not guilty of
a charge of larceny.
PI. F. Terrell had luclsrment sus
d d payment of the costs in
the case in which he was charged
with breach of the peace.
Rev. S. D. Gordon 111
at Winston-Salem
Rev. S. D. Gordon, well known Bi
ble lecturer, who delivered his inspir
ing series of "Quiet Talks" in High
Point during the past summer, has
been criticallv ill in Winston-Salem
for several days. His condition is
now slightly improved, according, to
messaees received here. . .
Rev. Mr. Gordon went o Winston-!
Salem to conduct a union service, but j
became seriously ill of pneumonia on I
Mrmdav. His condition has been crit- I
cal. '
The noted lecturer has a host of
friends here who will be interested to
learn of his improvement.
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fifth
Thursday , December 22, 1921
Ji 7
ow We san
Pay Our Debts
Deficit
Bill is Successfully
Passed in the Senate
Raleigh, Dec. 14. Senate passage
today of the $710,000 bill taking care
of the" deficit which was half the cause
of tiae special session, and house en
actment of a companion bill validating
the 3 cent issue for schools, th.ougn
It halted for amendments on the sec
ond reading, left the much abused
State Superintendent E. C. Btooks the
high jenks of the state and hardly
anybody against him except a pitiful
superintendent's
sZLT.i.A4. w'cSriii f,A
.over the worst opposition ewer found
LU1IIUI1
against a state Democratic ojgiciai is
the most brilliant piece of statesman
ship snbwn by any official in many
years. So widespread had been this
discontent that once upon a time as
the story boks say, Col. Hoss Whatts
oee-an to taiK aooui tne scnoois. rui
CoYonel whatts Beaks no more. Much
f Republcau opposition has
ceasTand only political protests are
. uiafi Rnwie. .f
heawl. Representative
Ashey leader at tne beginning, is con
vtneed that Brooks is at worst a
ssealot, and Mr. Bowie finds himself
also enrapport with the, administra
tion in spit eof all the lighting that
he has done it.
Truck Runs Into a
Touring Car Here
automobile of J. H. Packer,
1 . The
! 104 West -Washington street,
was
, damaged Tuesday night
about 6
: o'ctoek when struck by a truck driven
111 wJkiMVAAj y w--. j
cident occurred on Centennial avenue.
Funeral Sunday for
Mrs. M. L. Wright
The funeral of Mrs. M. L. Wright,
who died Thursday night as the re
sult of a stroke of paralysis, was con-
I w nastnr. Rev. C. V. Brooks. Sun-
t dav aftei-noon at 2:30 o'clock. The
: fyneral party left the home at 2
'o'clock.
t tu-b t? nonvan r.
t Thomas B. and George C. Wright,
PvpQPntPn 1TI I .llV
The senior class of the High Point
Normal, a negro institution of which
A. J. Griffin is principal, presented
the play, "Polly Lou," before a large
audience Friday night. The presenta
tion was a benefit play and was very
creditably presented.
The cast of characters follows:
Polly Lou, Lillian M. Slade; Wil
liard Bailey, A. V. Speedwell; Mur
ray Wescott, L. M.' Donaldson; Milli
cent Curtis, Docia Davis ; Mrs. Bailey,
Caroline Griqin; Chester Warren, G.
W. Patterson; Sylvia Warren, Estelle
Minor; Joe Green, Helen Holmes; An-
I derson Doublin, Diter Brown; Muriel,
a waitress, itosetta xsaiuwin.
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D. Dawkins appeared in a double
role as Inez and Austruthers, Blanche
Matthews was the musician.
Popular Songs
Attracting the attention of local
music lovers are compositions of Prof.
P. O. Chelli, recently placed on sale
with a local dealer. As cornetist at
the Orpheum theater Mr. Chelli may
be counted as a local musician and his
compositions are winning high praise
by those who have heard them. The
composer's talent is not confined to
any one style of song. Three of Tiis
best snown compositions, "Come Over
to Sea," a baccarole song with violin
oblierato; "In Peaceful Valley," waltz
song and a number of the whistling
variety, entitled "O, Those Norfplk
Girls." show his wide versatility. The
songs are attractively pubjished and"
are findinsr ready sale.
Not only is Mr: Chetti a successful
composer, but a skilled orchestra mu
sician. Urged to Use Care
Due to increased dangers that are
brought about during the Christmas
holidays through decorating of stores,
homes and other places, the North
Carolina Insurance department "has
written City Inspector J. L. Sechrest
that the attention of city officials and
property owners should be called to
the most dangerous and common
cause, electricity when improperly
handled.
The letter received by Inspector Se
chrest points out the dangers people
place themselves in by wrapping elec
tric light globes with paper during
the holiday season. It is urged that
High -Point citizens will use the ne
cessary precautions to prevent loss of
life and property.
Negro Pays a-Fine
For Simple Assault
Charged with assault wtih a deadly
weapon, Tom McLeod, negro, was
tried before Judge Walter Royal in
municipal court Monday. ,He was
found eruilty of simple assault and
fined $10 and the costs.
Thfe charge was dismissed against
Joe Hale for the larceny of an overcoat.
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Asks Big: Sum From
a High Pwnt Jeweler
F. J. Smith Alleges His Treatment in
Max Rones' Store is Worth
. $20,000.
F. J. Smith, of High Point, wants
the courts to make .Max Rones, High
Point jeweler, and C. E. Heyes, pay
him $10,00 each' actual and "$5,000
each punitive damages. A ring that
Smith was shopping for is the cause
of the whole thing, it seems from his
complaint.
He complains in a suit filed in the
office of tne clerk of Guilford Superior
court that:
In November, 1921, he went in Max
Rone's jewelry- store in High Point,
having a right to. do so and having
been invited by Rones to do so, he
alleges, with the intention of looking
at a ring that he was contemplating
purchasing for a girl fneitg- He look
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ai une, me compiamt alleges, ana
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MlkfM.VV VAAMlW AW V JU) MV Miff VffjJ V JM. M . -
could decide. He had looked at other
rings elsewhere, the complaint states.
Then, according to the complaint, he
started out, was called back on the
pretext that mere were some nice
rings in the back of the store; that
he went back there and was detained
by two strong men, who frightened
him, "put plaintiff jn great fear" and
kept him from leavinj. The defend
ants told him, the plaintiff alleges,
that he had stolen two rings and
that unless he paid $35 at once he
would be arrested and charged with
more than one offense. He states in
his complaint that he asked the de
fendants to search him but they would
not do it ,and finally let him go.
Smith states that he was wrong
fully, maliciously, wantonly humil
iated, embarrassed, insulted, slander
ed, and injured by the defendants,
others being present at the time, the
complaint says.
pYirmpr T nS)l Rnv
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is Great Artist
Thomas Dodamead Wins Wide iCiecog
nition for Paintings in Knoxville, v
Tenn.
The friends of Thomas Dodamead,
former High Pointer, but a resident
of Knoxville, Tenn., for the past two
years, will be interested to learn that
he has established for himself an en
viable reputation as an artist of rare
abilities.
Mr. Dodamead, who is a nephew of
Miss Laura Dodamead, of this city,
has made several beautiful paintings
recently and he has already won wide
recognition with his work.
A recent issue of the Knoxville
Journal and Tribune had the follow
ing to .say concerning the artist:
"Mr. Thomas Dodamead, a North
Carolinian by birth, but a resident of
Knoxville for the past two years, is
a landscape painter of temperament
and his pictures reveal a close sym
pathy and intimate knowledge of na
ture's varying moods. His landscapes
are invested with a feeling which con
stitutes a great charm in his work.
"In constant search for the subtle
expressions of nature, especially in
the modeling of colors and skies,
clouds, woods and fields, Mir. Doda
mead is a familiar figure on remote
country roads and secluded paths,
studying the varied truths and beau
ties of these scenes to which he is
mo;t fondly attached."
Negro Charged With
Stealing a Cabinet
Robert Moore, negro, was arrested
by local police authorities Tuesday
morning, charged with the larceny of
a filing cabinet from the Melton
Rhodes company.
Armed with a search warrant, Ser-gea-n
Lj R. French went to the home
'of Moore, where he said he found the
cabinet. The negro was later arrested
at the factory by Officer Friddle.
Moore was employed by the Melto
Rhode company is said to have ad
mitted that he took the cabinet.
Marshal of France
Washington, Dec. 15. -Marshal Foch
in a radiogram from the steamer Paris
ft ??efc7 Hughes today requested
that his I 'deep seated grateful mem
ory" of his visit to the United States
be expressed to President Harding.
The message said:
"During my stay of six weeks and
more that I have just ended in the
United States as the guest of the
American legion I was everywhere
greeted with a warmth of feeling that
testified how unalterably the Ameri
can people were attached to France
and the great cause which we defend
d together, I should be obliged to
your excellency if you would kindly
express to the President together with
the homage of my respects the deep
seated grateful memory I carry from
my visit.
Is Found Probably
Guilty of Larpeny
Robert Moore, white, was given a
hearing before Judge Walter Royal in
municipal court Thursday on a charge
of the larceny of a filing cabinet from
the factory of Melton Rhodes com
pany. Probable cause was found and
the defendant was ordered held for
Guilford superior court under bond of
$200.
Lee Leeper had judgment suspend
ed when tried for 'failure to send his
cihldren to school as required by the
f compulsory school law of North Caro
lina.
For operating an automobile while
intoxicated, Levi Green paid a fine of
$50 and the costs.
goods sold in. High , Point the lab
We recommend our adverts
ers to our readers and urge
them to to save SKF
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$1.50 a Year
Big building Pro
gram Launched
Pledgejs for Houses Are
Now Over a Hundred
"Own Your Home" is Slogan That
Should Accomplish the Desired
Results
Pledges to erect houses in High
Point immediately have grown since
a meeting Tuesday night from 80 to
more man ICO, it was announced by
members of the executive committee
invested with authority to obtain the
promise of firms and individuals to
take a part in High Point's gigantic
home building program.
Another-" announcement that will
be of Unusual interest to High Point
ers is to the effect that tho business
"Wen who have been behind the pro
ject have obtained the promise of
manufacturers to erect houses for
their employes. These houses, it is
understood, will be erected by the
manufacturers and sold to the em
ployes on what are described as "easy
terms."
Several of the manufacturers are
enthusiastic and have posted notices
in their factories that they are ready
to construct houses for the employe
who wants to own his own home. Re-
quest is made that the employe call
' at the business office of his particu
lar tactory and discuss the matter
with the maanger or an executive of
ficer. With the cooperation of the manu
facturers and employers of labor, 200
houses will be erected in High Point
during the next few months for the
laboring peopl eemployed in tho vari
ous industries of the city. The fact
was established when members of the
executive committee said they were
already discussing the kind of houses
to be built and the location for many
of the residences.
Those behind the movement point
ed out the ned of the employe going
to his employer and requesting that
he be allowed town his home; in other
words, he should demand' that the em
ployer finance the undertaking and
sell the home to him through the
building and loan plan.
Many employers of labor express a
willingness to render every assistance
to the men serving them. If a man
or woman wants to own a home he
will be given tht opportunity and will
not Jiave to endure any "hardship, it
is declared.
That the slogan, 'own your own
home" is being adopted fn High Point
is now a certainty. Concrete evidence
of this fact was established when it
was announced that the High Point
Perpetual Building and Loan associa
taion granted loans reaching a total
of $47,750 for the erection of 32 homes
in High Point. These loans are sepa
rate from the plan adopted by the
business men; in other words, they
do not come under the head of the
200 houses to be erected here soon.
It really means that 232 houses will
be built immediately.
The executive committee directing
the affairs of the campaign are busy
endeavoring to secure additional
pledges and it is now believed to be
an assured fact that High Point's
home building campaign will be the
most successful undertaking ever
launched in any. city in North Caror
lina. .'Own your own home," is the ad
vice given every High Pointer.
Chair Factory Has
Fire Friday Night
The machine room in the factory of
"the Southern Chair company, on East
Russell street was damaged by fire
Friday night at 11:30 o'clock. An
alarm was turned in from box No. 41,
corner Russell street and Mangum
avenue.
S. L. Davis, head of the chair com
pany, estimates the loss to be from
$500 to $1,000. The origin of the fire
was not learned.
People Will Sing
A series of sings will be held in the
city for the purpose of singing old
and new carols, which will terminate
the latter part of the week with a
Christmas tree celebration at the city
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock there
will be a sing at the Presbyterian
hut, where many of the older carols
will be sung. Persons desiring to par
ticipate are expected to attend this be
ginning of the Christmas celebration.
Several singing organizations have
volunteered their gift of song for the
Christmas tree singing on Wednesday
night and the three nights following
at 7:15 o'clock.
Preparations are under way for
the erection of a community Christ
mas tree every year, and the custom
should not be broken. Great enthu-
4 siasm marks the coming of Christ
mas, as evidenced by the willingness
of the school folk in preparing the
decorations, W. M. Marr, Miss Edith
Moore and David Harris having con
sented to serve in this capacity.
City New Court System
Chief of Police L. W. Blackwelder
and Desk Sergeant L. R. French, of
the High Point police department,
were in Greensboro Thursday study
ing the court system now being used
there.
It is the intention of local authori
ties to adopt the system of the Greens
boro department in view of the fact
th"t it ,:s regarded as one of the most
successful now be'ng
uced.
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