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Hickory Daily Record
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Vol 1. No. 274
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City Council to Advertise for Bids Ordinance
Adopted to Prohibit Carnivals from
Showing Here Schools to
Open September 18.
l ily Council Tuesday night passed
,,iJi'r authorizing City Manager
Cilu'w to advertise the lighting fran
J.i't, ailopletl an ordinance prohibit
in;, iiunivals or similar shows from
.uimaiing in the fire district or with
i, 1'ii t of any residence, church
,, h.'ol lesewhere in the city, and
P ir, lia.-it'd pipe am! material for lay
,i ;l. about :.(()() feet of water main
;ui'l ;i similar amount of sewer mains.
I; ; i the most interesting meeting
i, , u in many a week.
I; will require about eight weeks
t,, .impose of the franchise, the ad-i.i!i-'inents
having to run four
'"i the board having to wait
iair more weeks before letting the
,,1'rut to the highest bidder. The
. -ulirrn Public Utilities Company,
:hiMii::h Mr. J. M. Stephens, local
fiKinau'ti', filed written notice that It
unuM 1'id on it.
Council also ordered the next ses--;,,!!
nt' the Hickory graded schools
tn I.t'ivin on Monday, September IS.
Supriiiitt'iidciit Mcintosh was pres
i nt and discussed with council several
matter- of importance, but definite
ai'tii'ii mi most was postponed until
ii. t meeting. Mr. Mcintosh will
in Newton the remainder of the
week attending the teachers insti
tute. l!y far the most interesting pro-
(enlinir was the discussion of nn or
il.nanee submitted by Messrs. J. R.
Ilusley. W. A. Kudisill and C. V.
I'.aliy. designated in the charter as u
citizen's ordinance, to prohibit the
-hi. Aim: of carnivals. merry-go-imiiii'I-.
t'erris wheels and other shows
or exhibitions in a wooden building
i r uii'ler a tent within the fire limits
ir within :ioi feet of any residence,
hi.i I hiiiie or church outside the
fire limits. Mr. Bagby was rr.c
i.iiin''.al spokesman, he saying that
lie irn'red in the Record that council
,::n '.silling to adopt an anti-carniva,
ruinaiuo it somebody would prepare
one that would hold. itr. Uagoy
said tiie one handed in would stick,
in ti's opinion.
Mayor Whitener and Councilmen
Cilley a"'l Aliernethy thougnt the
i 1'ilinaih'e a little strict. For his
part the mayor was not opposed to
iiieriy-no-rounds or ferria wheels, ana
he thought if the board adopted the
Illustrated Article in
Manufacturers' Record
on Catawba Enterprise
Colonel Fred A. Old' of Raleigh,
who was in Hickory several weeks
Hiro, prepared while here an illus
trated article for the Manufacturer's
Keeord. the pictures showiru? thu
atawba Cooperative Creamery and
a part of the dairy herd of Mr. R.
I. Shuford. The article, wliTcli is
wHI worth reading, is a big advertise
ment for this section of the state. It
Hickory, Catawba County, N. C,
July 1 1 (Special-. Catawba is
htivin" th" whole south how to do
three things in a thorough fashion
bi'v to handle ami market dairy pro
'!'i ', sweet potatoes and cowpeas.
The cow pen industry started here
in I'.iOO. Catawba U in the foothills
f the Blue Ridge, with red clay soil,
and. in common with many other
"'unties in North Carolina, had long
been a producer of the cowpeas, which
n North Carolina is a staple nrifeb?
'f food and valued on account of
N great nutritive qualities. To a
n-ries of articles Prof. W. F. Massey
vi'ote to the leading farm papers of
he country some 20 years ago, In
which the farmers of the middle west
ere told of the great value of cov
neas, both as a restorer of wornout
soil and as food, is ascribed the be
ginning of the demand among the
farmers of the middle west for North
Carolina cowpeas. The Catawba
"ounty farmers early took advantage
'r this situation and organren aim
standardized the business. The first
year hey sold 10.000 bushels of the
pers, the sales increasing year oy
year, until 150,000 bushels were
sold in the past year. The market
is r'l through the middle west, and
-ven to Louisiana.
The yield of peas in this county
ranges from 8 to 25 bushels per
aire. The prices are from $l.o0 to
.:!..r)0 a bushel. Peas are a follow
up crop on the small farms, nut
there ate large farms where they arc
frown commercially, and on these
there is said to be splendid money ev
n at $1.50 a bushel.
In sweet potato marketing the far
mers of Catawba county have shown
the way to profitable activities.
About 12 years a small group of Ca
tawba farmers discussed the market
ing of sweet potatoes and worked out
th plan of keeping potatoes in what
are known as dryhouses. These are
frostproof, and hold from 300 to 2,000
bushels each. Small stoves are used
to keep the proper dryness of the at
mosphere. As sweet potatoes bring
a better price in March, April and
May, it is the custom of these Cataw
proposition submitted by roe gomrj
men it might not only cut out tlyng
jennies, and ferris wheels, but act
ually eliminate chautauqua ami tnr
nrenching. And when every per: on
in the hall, including Mr. Bagby, de
dared he was going to see Gentry s
dog and pony show if it came her-.
IMr. l.agby. in defense of the or
dinance, said it would prevent car -rivals
from showing in the fire iin.tts
and most likely to keep them our; 01
town altogether because it would be
difficult for them to meet the requ'.-e-ments
of the ordinance. If they
did come, they would have .o go so
far out that it wouldn't be profitable,
and if a rough house was started, he
city could close them up.
Every member of the board said he
was opposed to carnivals, but Mayor
Whitener thought merry-go-rounds,
chautauquas and pony shows different
things. If he couldn't hear the merry-go-round
music, he said, he would
want to go back to the country where
the whipporwills used to sing, the
scrooch owls screech and the buil
frogs holler.
Mr, Bagby said council could sus
pend the ordinance at any time to
enable shows of the better kuici to
exhibit in Hickory the big shows go
out of town anyway and draw Dig
i rowds just the same
Mr. Cilley read the ordinance over
carefully. "If you will include balls
in it," the alderman declared, 'I'll
vote for it. I'm again dances."
I.Mayor Whitener wanted to Know
if he couldn't put a merry-go-round
up in his back yard, which wan more
than "00 feet of any residence. It
was suggested that it wasnt a nacx
yard, but a farm, and that the mayor
could put up a flying jenny for the
benefit of his neighbors, provided it
was not within 300 feet of any house,
including the mayor's.
The committee agreed to a slight
amendment in the ordinance ana
then n vote was taken. Councilman
A. P. Whitener, asserting that he
wouldn't stand for a law suit, voted
for it, the other members borne; if
corded as voting no.
iThe committee left and Councilman
Cilley turned over to an ordinance he
introduced in 1914 and read It. This
was changed to prohibit such thin."-
as carnival's and Florida blossoms
from showing in the fire district or
anywhere else in the city wirnin .100
feet of any residence, church or sr.iooi
house. All members of council vot
ed for this.
The board then took up the fran
chise question and instructed the city
manager to insert the proper advertisements.
ba potato growers to hold their prod
uct off the market until the months ot
high prices. By a system of careful
gathering, storing, packing and in
spection the associated Catawba coun
ty potato growers have a sure trade
with the very best kind of customers,
and they always secure the top price.
In the way of dairying. Catawba
county products art marketed now all
over the Eastern section of the coun
try, from New York to Miami, Fla.
The dairying business was started
here when J. A. Conover, an expert
employed by .the United States and
the state agricultural departments,
located in Catawba county in 1908.
After pioneer work among the far
mers, inducing them to keep better
cows and keep books on the record
of their dairy cattle, sufficient interest
was aroused for an organization of
farmers, so that in 1910, thirty farm
er, with a total ownership of 400 good
cows, ot together and organized a
creamery at Hickory The first year
there were sales of 40,000 pounds of
butter and 120,00.0 pounds of cream.
At this time, six yrars after the be
ginning, 000 farmers belong to the as
sociation, with an ownership of 4,000
cattle, and during the past 12 months
they have produced 500,000 pounds of
butter and 1,500,000 pounds of cream.
This creamery draws its supplies from
a radius of 18 miles. Special wagons
are employed, which have a route like
the rural free delivery service. The
cream also comes in by trains from
a distance of ou mnes. i ne contain
ers and everything else the milk
touches is standardized and sterilized.
Hutter fat costs t)?e creamery 27 to 35
cents a pound laid 1.wn at its door,
the price being the less in summer
and h'ghar in winter. Many farmers,
on account of this fact, are now enr
gaged in. winter dairying, in order to
catch the marget at the highest price.
It is computed that this one creamery
turns loose among the farmers within
a radius of 25 miles of Hickory all of
$500,000 a year simply for dairy
products. This means better homes,
a broader life, more comfortable
school buildings and churches and
educated, contented boys and girls.
(By Associated Press.)
t ,i Jnlv 26 Australia is
working out a policy, which by Mo...,
will give her a fleet of fifty vessels, j
eight of them pre-dreadnoughts. and.
involving as annua) naval expendi
ture of at least $25,000,000 a member
of an Australian commission, P. M.
Glynn, stated on a recent! yisit to
England. j
(By Associated Press.
New Bern, July 26. A score of
bridges have been carried away,
roads destroyed and great damage
done in the last 48 hours in the low
lands of North Carolina. Many
streams are continuing to rise.
Carteret county and the lower por
tion of Craven county thus far have
been the greatest sufferers according
to reports reaching here today.
(By Associated Press.)
Budapest, July 26. The govern
ment has taken stens to solve the
gypsy problem which has always "oeen
a serious one in Hungary, by ordering
tne rounding up ot every roving band
in the kindsrom Men nf militnrv
atre will be sent into the arm v. all
usable horses will be confiscated and
the women and undrafted men put to
work. No one knows how many
hundreds of thousands of those no-
made have escaped military duty up
to date, but the number is believer
to be very large.
Dr. Joseph Hyde Pratt and the
state highway commission have beei
called on to furnish plans for the
bridge to be erected at the old Ilorse
ford ferry on the Catawba river ana"
if the commission can furnish an en
gineer the service will tie appreci
ated. At a meeting Tuesday nig:it
of the committee named at the mas?
meeting Monday night this action
was decided on.
A concrete bridge may be selected.
At any rate the committee will gel
the opinion of bridge experts before
making recommendations to the coun
ty commissioners.
On Monday night the Hickory com
mittee will attend a mass-meeting at
Lenoir when the question of bridges
will be discussed by citizens of Cald
well county.
.CaldweJi, iredeil and Catawba seem
to be unanimous on the proposition
to rebuild all bridges destroyed by
the flood.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, July 26. Child labor
legislation found a place on the sen-
dLC ltt;ioittLiuii nullum iwv.mj ,
I passage determined on by leaders ar-
ter an urgent request had come from
the white house. Senate Democrats
i at a caucus last night, over tne pro
test of souhtern Democrats, to pun
it ahead of the shipping bill. A long
debate preceded the action,
i Southern Democrats wanted the
, senate to stand on the program not
i to take the bill up until December.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, July 26. In reply to
a complaint from an Indiana woman
who has a son in the nation al guard,
President Wilson wrote today that
the guard was being kept on tne
Mexican border to protect the coun
try, not for drill, and that the ser
vice the men are performing wai an
honor to them and a necessity to the
United States.
(By Associated Press.)
Cleveland, July 26. Rescue forces
today continued their efforts to bring
from the waterworks tunnel under
Lake Erie near this city the bodies
of 11 workmen who were killed Mon
day night in the gas explosion. A
rechecking of the list ot tnose in me
accident led officials to believe that,
the total death list would stand at j
21. instead of 22, as believed yestetr j
(By Associated Press.) I
Norfolk, Va., July 26. The ar- j
mored cruiser North Carolina weigh
ed anchor at 1:30 p. m. and headed
for the capes. Two torpedo boat
destroyers preceded the cruiser.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, July 26. The time al
lowed for the vote of Brotherhood of
Railroad engineers, firemen, conduc
tors and trainmen in the east on the
question of caJling a strike for short
er hours and better pay expires to
day. The official count will be an
nounced August 5. Officers of the
brotherhoods will assemble here dur
ing the remaining days of the week.
Brotherhood officials predicted that
the employes would vote overwhelm
ing for a strike if the railroad com
panies grant an eight-hour day and
time and a half for over tlm.
(By Associated Press.)
New oYrk, July 26. The garment
workers refused today to ratify the
agreement entered into by their lead
ers with the garment manufactur
es' association and were ordered back
on strike by the president of the un
(By Associated Press.)
London, July 26. Replying to the
request of American Ambassador
Page for expedition or the answer to
the American note regarding the dis
psition of mails by British censors,
the British foreign office today said
that hte reply would be sent to the
United States as soon as possible, but
that Great Britain still was confer
ring on the subject with the French
'Ferry service across the Catawba
between Hickory and Lenoir was ex
pected late Wednesday afternoon or
early Thursday morning, the big cable
having been received and the boat
being hauled out to the river Tues
day evening. The work of install
ing proceeded apace Wednesday. Mr.
Orin Sigmon went to Mount Holly
and succeeded in getting the cable
put on a truck and it was brought
in by rail.
Traffic between Lenoir and Hick
ory will be heavy until the railroad
line is repaired in about three weeKs
as the highway will be used for car
rying both freight and passengers.
The Alexander ferry will not be
ready until some time Thursday.
(By Associated Press.)
New Bern, July 26. -Alfred Lynch,
a negro who is charged with cutting
the throat of Manly Hatch, a white
man, two years ago at Richlands in
Onslow county, is reported to have
been captured in New York, anrt oi-
ficers have been sent to New York
to return with him for trial.
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, July 26. Wheat prices
took and upward swing today largely
because of warm weatiher in the
northwest threatening to increase
black rust damage. September sold
at 1.20 1-4 to 1.21 1-8 and December
sold at 1.23 and 1.24 before a slight
reaction set in.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, July 26. In contrast to
the strength and activity yesterday,
the opening of today's cotton majkt
was a tame affair, with prices four
points lower to one point higher. The
active months sold up, howevor, on
buying orders.
The market closed steady.
Open Close
October 13.18 13.09
December 13.36 13.28
January 13.42 13.32
March 13.34 is 6
May 13,66 13,66
Cotton 12
Wheat 31.25
For North Carolina: Partly cloud
y tonight and Thursday gentle to
moderate south winds.
July 23, JB16 191b
Maximum j 85 90.
Minimum 64 60
Mean 74 75
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, July 26. Southern
states have been allotted $850,933
of the $5,000,000 federal road fund
available for this fiscal year under
the new federal aid road act, the
department of agriculture announced
Georgia receives the largest sum,
its allotmentbeing $134,329, while
North Carolina was second with
Mr. D. F. Messick. who has just
returned from Collettsville, Morti
mer and Edgemont, reported condi
tions in those towns much better
than they were a week ago. Pro
visions are holding out, he said, inn
the work of repairing the railroad
from Mortimer to Lenoir is progres
sing rapidly. In ten or twelve cfays
it was hoped to use the light loco
motive of the Ritter Lumber Com
pany in hauling provisions from Le
noir. By economizing, the tood
supply will hold out, Mr. Messick
said. The country districts were hit
harder than the towns.
(By Associated Press.)
Wilmington, July 26. Several hun
dred Confederate veterans from all
parts of North Carolina were Yiere
v. hen the first session of the state
reunion was called to order at il
o'clock. After prayer by Rev. Mr.
Osborne, the chaplain, the veterans
were welcomed by James C. Wright.
The response was by Maj. H. A, Lon
don of Pittsboro.
A ball at Wrightsville Beach will
be the feature tonight and a parade
tomorow will close the reunion.
At the initial meeting of the re
union this morning the veterans com
mended President Wilson for keeping
the country at peace with European
nations and Mexico and pledged their
moral support if the country should
go to war. Only the infirmities of
age, they said, would prevent tnem
from volunteering.
(By Associated Press.)
London, July 26. The British gov
ernment, it is learned today, will
consent to the plan for ration'ng the
civilian population in the areas oc
cupied by the German and Austr'an
armies under the supervision of 3
neutral commission appointed by
President Wilson if the central powers
will ensent not to remove iave food
Details will be given Ambassador
Page in a letter later in the week.
(By Associated Press.)
San Antonio, July 26. Application
for release from, service of guardsmen
with persons dependent upon them
now are pouring into army head
quarters at Fort Sam Houston at
the rate of 1,500 p, week, it was an
nounced today. Several hundred
plreadyf have abtjiied their dis
charges, S. S. M'CL
(By Associated Press.)
London, July 26. S. S . McClure,
the American publisher who was de
layed for some time by the British
authorities at his arrival at Liver
pool by the British authorities was
returned to the United States Satur
day. He had been spending some
time at an unnamed health resort in
the interior.
The British home office declined to
grant a permit for Mr. McClure to
stay in England.
(By Associated Press.)
Greensboro, July 26. Approximate
lv $4,200 has been raised, here so far
yby the Chamber of Commerce for
the relief of flood sufferers in west
ern North Carolina, it was announced
Have Taken Entire Village of Pozieres and Cap
tured Trenches on Either Side Turks Evacu
ate Erzingan and Retire in Disorder,
Leaving Behind Many Rifles.
(By Associated Press.)
Norfolk, Va., July 26. Naval cir
cles hummed today with discussion
of the unannounced and unexpected
visited of the unidentified British
cruiser to the lower part of Chesa
peake bay, news of which became
known last night after the warsi-p
returned to her patrol duty outside
the three-mile limit.
Opinion differed as to the nurnosc
of the visit. The most generally
accepted version was that the cruiser's
yommander believed the Deutschland
was moving down the bay and that
he would be able to follow her to
sea and force her to anchor.
Regardless of whether the com
mander would be capable of carry
ing out either of these two, it was
point ed out that proof that the sub
mersible had reached the lower bay
would be of incalculable benefit to
the patrolling warships.
(By Associated Press.)
Fayetteville, July 26. The Cape
Fear river here today was at a stage
of 33 feet, according to unoflicioi es
timates, and slowly rising. Persons
familiar with the river say if the e
timatesare correct, lowlands between
Fayetteville and Wilmington will be
Raleigh, July 26. Dr. Joseph
Hyde Pratt, state geologist and head
of the good roads 'movement in this
state for the past several y?ars, paid
that 'the Avery county authorities
report that the improved roads bi the
county have come through the flood;
in remarkably good condition and that
the damage is not nearly so great
as was at first thought. Doctor
Pratt expressed the belief that this
will be the cafe1 with reports from
most of the other counties in the
flood swept sections of the state.
However, Avery is the first county
to make any report on flood damage
to roads.
State highway engineer' W. ft. Fai
lis and Assistant Engineer Collins
left for Iredell county to begin a vis
itation to the flood sections for per
sonal observation and cooperation
with the authorities in the work ot
repairing the damage. Doctor
Pratt will go into western counties
later in the week on a similar mis
sion. They say that the loss of
bridges will be found to be by far
the most serious damage to highways
and railroads, practically all the
bridges having gone out with the j
;Mr. George F. Cochran of Newton,
one of the. best newsnancr men in
lh whole state, and as fine a fellow
IT" "
as there is in the land, made a short
visit to Hickorv Wednesday.
Virr.oy Ogles, a white boy. is i
under arrest on the charge of the j
larceny of a bicycle from Harvey
Day. The wheel was recovered at
Ilildebrati. where it wad sold to a
young man.
Caldweli County Will
Not Ask for Outside Aid;
Relief Plans Under Way
Lenoir, July 26. At a mass-meeting
,of Lenoir and Caldwell citizens
here today, it was made plain that no
help from any outside source is desired
in Caldwell county, it being announc
ed that home people would attend to
all the cases of distress reported.
The committee appointed to in
vestigate conditions reported tv.day
that there were 19 families in esti
tute circumstances at Globe and one
family at Buffalo. In all 123 are
reported as needy.
Members of the committee making
reports Unlay were Messrs. C. H.
Hclloway, E, C. Ivey, Steele Greer,
S, A Richardson. Two other mem-
(By Associated Press.
! The entire village of Pozieres for
which a desperate battle has been
waged for several days has beer, won
by the British.
By completing the oipation of
Pozieres the British have won another
advantage in the offensive along the
Somme with Bapaume as the objec
tive. The British advance is being
pushed also on either side of the vil
lage and the oflicial statement records
the capture of two trenches.
The Russian drive in Turkish Ar
menia has resulted in the evacuation
of the fortress of Erzingan by tne
Turks, according to unofficial dis
patches from Petrograd. The Turks
aresai d to be retiring in disorder,
leaving quantities of guns, rifles and
munitions in their trial
(By Associated Press.)
London, July 26. A dark picture
of the treatment of British prisoners
at the Ruhleben camp in Germany,
where civilians are interned, is given
in a report by Dr. Alonzo E. Taylor,
attache of the American embassy at
Berlin. The report reached Viscount
Grey, the British foreign secretary,
from James W. Gerard, American
ambassador to Germany, through
Walter Hines Page, the ambassador
to Great Britain.
"The barracks at Ruhleben," says
Doctor Taylor, 'are overcrowded 'liie
Imperial authorities, aftertwo years
of war. have certainly had ample mic
to provide tor the accomodation or
prisoners. It is intolerable that neo
pie of education should ho hir,i.i
together in a horse's stall and in Ions
l he light for reading is bad and
reading is a necessity if these poor
prisoners are to be detained durln;'
another winter. In the hay lofts
above the stables, the conditions are
even worse."
Doctor Taylor cites as an exampl
one loft, 10 meters by 13 in width,
with the ceilincr 10 feet high in Uie
center and four and a half feet nigh
at the sides, where 61 men live.
"The light from the little window,"
says Doctor Taylor, "is so faint that
the prisoners' eyes will be seriously
injured if their sight is not perma
nently lost. And this semi-darkness
will undoubtedly cause depression and
mental trouble."
The report complaints of inadequate
heating of prisoners quarters and the
lack of facilities for drying the clothes
of the men, who often have to an
swer the roll call in the heavy rains
outside. .Many things, like soap, which
are usually given prisoners, even in
jails. Doctor Taylor says, are not
given the prisoners at Ruhlevn.
The report of Doctor Taylor says
the writer is satisfied the camp om
cials are aware of what can be; done
to better the conditions of the prison
ers but thai; thev have not tno
thority to make the needed impiove-
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, July 26. Passage of
the armv bill carrvinir more than
one hundred million dollars in increas
es over the house measures was look
ed for today. Most of the senate
amendments had been acted on when
the bill had been taken up in the
senate today.
Engineers Coble and Craig of the
state highway commission arrived in
the city this afternoon and will in
spect the Caldwell bridge site later
today. Secretary Joy wired Dr.
Pratt at Chapel Hill before noon, and
the engineers were sent here at once.
L rs, Messrs. E. L. Curtis and M.
P. Suddreth, have not reurned yet.
Over .$200 was subscribed in a
few minutes and subscriptions will
be taken until enough money is raTs
ed. In the mciantime the county
commissioners will meet Monday and
order construction of good roads, on
which many able-bodied men will be
employed. The community is unani
mous fv;" rebuilding the bridges and
making t - roads good, and the mon
ey w ill be "borrowed in Lenoir.
The Ritter Lumber Company is
operating again at Edgemont and con
ditions there are improving. Supplies
j are being received by way of New
j lands.
j Business men w3nt it emphasized
that Caldwell county wants no federal
or other aid.

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