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The -THE UNION COUNTY PAPER-SjVERYBODY NEEDS IT" Monroe Joum$ PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY VOL. 26. No. 20. MONROE, N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1920. a ir $10 PER YEAR CASH. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE W. II. LOVE HEADS l .MOX COUNTY HEUKK ASSOCIATION Mil. IOLK'S NECK BKOKKX; HIS HOME A TOTAL WRECK. Latest Happenings In and Around Monroe. Prof. J. C. Jones of Wingate will deliver an address al Hermou Bap list church Sunday. April 18th. at 11 o'clock. There will be a meeting of the Un ion county board of elections la the court house tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock. All registrars. Judges of elections and poll holders are urged to be present. Mr. D. L. Goodwin requests The Journal to announce that the people or the Cross Koads community are urfced to meet at their church Sat urday night to make arrangements to help the homeless people of their neighborhood. Mrs. Randolph Red f earn requests ' the families who were loaned sheets and pillow cases during the flu epi demic by the Red Cross to return them to her and save some time and trouble for the committee. These ar ticles are needed now to help out the sufferers In the cyclone district. Mr. E. S. Wood has acquired an Interest In a wholesale house at Ham let, and will move there very shortly to live. Mr. Wood has been a resi dent of Monroe for a number of years. He is a clever gentlemen, and his de cision to move to Hamlet Is very much regretted by his hundreds of friends. The Redpath Chautauqua will open .here Saturday, May 1st, with a seven day program. The tent will be locat ed on the Houston lot opposite Fow ler ft Lee's stables. This Is almost an Ideal location. Season tickets this year will be $3.03, including war tax, for adults and $1.6 for children. Tickets will go on sale the first of next week. Lottie Rrlgman, the young woman who is addicted to the drug habit, has been taken to Samararand Manor, the home for wayward girls in this state, by Mr. F. H. Wolfe, county welfare officer. She has expressed the de tdre to be cured of the habit, which she acquired when she was a mere child, and Mr. Wolfe is confident she will leave the institution in a few years a changed woman. Mr. J. K. Trull, of Goose Creek township, was among those who suf fered from the effects of the cyclone, which swept parts of Monroe, Goose Creek and New Salem townships Mon day night. t The ohiaaney t his house, one of the porch columns, and sev eral windows were destroyed. Be tween one hundred and fifty and two hundred thousand feet of timber were, also blown down. Rev. E. C. Snyder extends a warm invitation to the members of the Ebenezer congregation whose church was destroyed by the cyclone Monday ight, to worship with his congrega tion at the Benton's Cross Koads church on the fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month. He also places his church' at the disposal of Ihe Ebenezer congregation until they can rebuild. Rev. A. Marsh is pastor of the" Ebenezer church. The community service moving pic ture outfit, under the direction of Miss Lura Heath, has given shows at Indian Trail, Waxhaw and Olive Branch. Miss Heath states that on all three of these occasions Jhe at tendance was very good considering the fact that very little advertising had been given the engagement. There will be no further dates made until next Thursday night, the place to toe announced later. By the purchase of the entire stock of Rush Bros, dry goods and no tions, and adjoining stores of Asken V Wright In Greenwood, S. C, Belk Bros, add the 31st store to their chain of department stores. The purchas ing of these stores Involves In the neighborhood of $150,000 and It will be made one of the largest depart ment stores In South Carolina. This new branch will be under the manage ment of Mr. J. B. Walkup, formerly connected with the Belk store at Charlotte. The Journal received a number of notices of school closings too late for Tuesday's Issue. As today was the closing date, they were not Inserted because the paper would not have reached our readers In time to do any good. We mention this In order that teachers may know their Items did not atftiear because of carelessness or for lack of Interest. In this connec tion it ia well to say that oftsn we re ceive news letters and advertisements J Intended for the paper the day after It has been mailed to our readers. If those who send such will nrall' them a day or two earlier we will then be able to get them In the paper. Trinity HapMnlnRM. Monroe. Route 8, April 12. The rain fall has been so heavy around i here that little plowing has been dote. Mr. Franklin Laney of this community has been very sick but we are glad to know he Is Improving. Come down Uncle Ben and stay with us during this wet weather and we will go fishing. Uncle Jerre Laney hasn't been hollering these cool mornings as usual; but a little warm weather will thaw him out.-i-JUr. Her bert Belk has returned from Relefort college. Mr. and Mrs. Burl Wilkl on of Charlotte have been visiting the latter'a parents. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Belk. Mr. W. E. Baker has mov ed to his new hntmj which he haa Just completed. We are all broken hearted because there Is not going to be a Fourth of July celebration, but , -we guess Mr. Dillon knows what Is best for another year. Tulip. j OrgitnUntion IVrfit" to Smite Fund For Itelief if Tornado Suf ferers In a Systematic Minuter. A relief association, with Mr. W. B. Love as chairman, has been form ed to ia.e funds to assist those who felt the fury of the cyclone last Mon nay night in rebuilding their homes, barns and outbuildings. Mr. John Beaaley is secretary and treasurer of the association, and the committee is composed of the following: Messrs. G. B. Caldwell, Leander Benton. T. P. Dillon. I. C. Clontx. M. C. Haigler, Dr. J.M. Belk. R. A. Morrow, Charlea Iceman and A. M. Secrest. In addition to this committee, the following named gentlemen have been appointed to look after the canvassing for funds In their respective town ships: Monroe. Mr. G. H. Clontx; New Salem. Mr. G. W. Smith; Vance. Mr. W. P. Kendall; Sandy Ridge. Mr. J. N. Price; Buford. Esq. V. A. Eu banks; Jackson, Mr. C. S. Massey; Lanes Creek. Mr. Henry Parker; and Marshville, Mr. Luther Huggins. The county papers, the Marshville Home, the Monroe Enquirer, the Waxhaw Enterprise.jind The Journal will also receive subscriptions and ac knowledge them in the columns of their papers. Mr. A. M. Secrest, and Mr. W. B. Love, chairman of the committee, la spected the devastated districts to as certain the amount of the damage. They report that $10,000 will be nec essary to replace the homes of the sufferers. In connection with this vis it Mr. Love has issued the following statement: "I have been over this territory personally and I know that a number of these people are badly in need of help In, a substantial way. In most instances all buildings of their farms are completely destroyed, and in a number of rases their supplies are gone, their stock destroyed, and their farming tools gone. On account of the tremendous strain In which they were placed they are not in physical condi tion to get down to the management of their affairs at once. The neigh bors are doing all they can to restore the buildings, but this can be done only In part. But even when their buildings are restored the majority of them have nothing on which to start their farms. "I want to ask that the people of Union county contribute as liberally as they can to this fund. All contri butions will be taken up by a commit tee and will be distributed as the cir cumstances of each particular case demands. The vartous papers of the county will acknowledge receipt of any contribution which you may see fit to make, and the same will be handled in this common fund. In ad dition to the papers, a committee has been appointed in each township and a petition is in his hands. If you can not send your contribution to either of the papers will you kindly ree one of these gentlemen and give hit your contribution. He v ill forward the samo to the committee at once. I would ask that every man contribute as early as po-slblc and as largely possible. If oiivone does not feel th-' these people a-e entitled to some heli I would ig"sl that they go and look over the territory through which thlii tervble storm passed. Please send yor contributions at once." The following contributions are ac knowledged: The Journal. $30; Stack. Parker 1 Craig. $50: Secrest Motor Co.. $50; J. M. Filrley. $1; D. L. Middleton, $tt George L. Hart. $5; W. J. Hudson, $5; Vann Funderbjirk, $2: Cash. $1; John McCorkle, $1; Walter Ayers. $1; J. W. Richardson, $1; J. R. Pointer, $1: F. B. Ashcrart. $10; D. H. Hlnson, $1; E. W. Crow, $5; R. D. Crow, $5; Crowell's Vari ety Store. $3; A. M. Lee, $1; H. J. Hlnson. $1; Dr. B. C. 'Redfearn, $5; Mrs. C. N. Simpson, $1; C. Smith, $1; B. C. Hlnson. $1; W". W. Bland. 60c; N. B. Ayers, $2; Cash. 50c; Earl Sur ratt. $1; C. H. Hough. $1; J. P. Ke zlah. $2; Green Whitley, $1; J. B. Simn-on. $1: R. B. Anderson. $1; S. S. Kezlah. $1; T. P. Dillon ft Sons, $10; J. W. Laney. $5; Cash. $1; Lee t Lee Co.. $10; H. O. Clark, $1; V. C. Redwlne, $1; L. Fish. 25c; Miss Nancy Lowe. 50c; Mrs. E. L. Davis. $1; Myron Davis. $1; Ruth Jones. 60 cents: Lois Worley, 50c; Ruby Har- kev, 25c; Cash, 50c; Jas MoNeely. $1; Miss Mattie Ogburn. $1; T. C. Haig ler, $t; T. P. Smith. $1; M. E. Yan dle. 60c: Mrs.W. B. McManus. $1; E. D. Worley. $1; S. C. Snyder, $1; O. F. Horn. $1; J. H. Myers. $25; Austin ft Clontx. $10: H. B. Clark. $5; Eflrd's Department Store. $25: P. M. Kendall. $25; Union Drug Co., $50; total. $383. World War Veteran Home.. -Stouts. April 15. Mr. Clyde Rltch of Mt. Holly spent a few days last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Rltch. Sgt. Margie Current Is at home with his parent, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Current after having received an honorable discharge from the army at Camp Grant, 111. Sgt. Cur rent saw several niontns-of active service In France. Our school closes Saturday, April 17. There will be no exercises by the students, but prizes will be delivered In the after noon, and Judge W. O. Lemmond will deliver an address at four o'clock. The play that was to be given to morrow night has been postponed un til Wednesday night, April 21. Card of Thanks. We desire to express our apprecia tion to our friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness shown to us during the sickness and death tt our beloved son and brother. Earl Mc Corkle. J. T. McCorkle and family, i 1'jiker'a t'itfjionltiit Tell of the H.iitoih of Hie Tornado W lih h Via Ittsl Tliis t'oii:u.v Moiidity .Night. " Monroe It. F. D. 6. April 15. Very little work in the way of plowing has been done by farmers in ibis section as the ground continues wet and cold. Mr. Mike Helms left today for the western part of the state after visit ing bis sister, Mrs. L. C. Polk. Mr. Helms will spend the summer In the mountains. Mrs. Hiram Secrest haa a goose that has laid an egg every other day aince December and hasn't said auythiug about stopping. . Mrs. R. E. Garrison and Mrs. L. C. Polk attended the state annual meet ing of the W. M. U. lu Shelby. Mrs. M. A. Preslar has been spend ing some time with her daughter, Mrs. L. C. Polk. .Messrs. Eugene and Hiram Secrest recently went to, Hickory and pur chased some pure bred Jersey cattle. Mrs. Fred Maness and children of Monroe spent Monday with Mrs. T. W. Maness. Mrs. J. B. Pierce and sons from near Marshville spent Sunday with Mrs. Pierce's sister, Mrs. A. J. Bau com. Mrs. Baucora accompanied them home. Mr. R. W. Killough has purchased from Mr. L. C. Polk his entire saw mill outfit and has moved it to his home at Indian Trail. We cannot command language to tell of the horrors of the terrible tor nado that swept through this section Monday night when Mr. R. L. Polk lost his life. Mr. Polk's home is a total wreck, It being lifted from its foundation and blown several feet. The room In which the family were sleeping was turned completely over and Mr. Polk was found several yards from the house with his neck broken and bis head badly bruised. Mr. Polk was a son of Mr. William Polk and was 3? years old. He was an upright christian man, a kind husband and fa ther. Just thirteen years ago the day he was buried he was married to Miss Maud Hough of Lando, S. C, and she with three children survive. Fu,neral was held Tuesday at old Waxhaw church and Interment was In the cem etery at that place. Mrs. Polk and children will leave for Lando today where she will make her home with her father. The achool at Shlloh with Mr. A. B. Collins as principal will close Friday, April 23rd. The following la the pro gram: Girls' recitation contest at 1:30 In the afternoon; and address by Prof. C. M. Beach at 2:15; at night, beginning at 7:30, two plays will be given. They are : "Axin her Father" and "Bonny Belle;" also other exer cises. Mr. Charlie Polk from Chester and Messrs. Oscar and Lawrence Polk and Andrew Black from Charleston came up to attend the funeral of Mr. Rob ert Lee Polk. About twenty men gathered at the Imine of Mr. F. fi Helms yesterday to reilr Ihe buildings that were so bad ly damaged by the storm. Mr. Helms' barn was unroofed and some smaller buildings were totally wrecked. He estimates his loss at $1200 with no Insurance. Busy Bee. Lost Five (iood Milk Cows. Monroe, R. F. D. No. 8,' April 15. Mrs. Ruth Lltaker is visiting friends anil relatives In Concord. While there she will attend com mencement at the Laura Sunderland school, of which she was a former student, .Mrs. John Belk, who has been 111 for some time. Is recovering. Mr and Mrs. H Gannon of Oranae- 'hurt. S. C. who are visiting: the lat her's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Belk, were called to Midland last week to attend the funeral of Mr. Camion's father. Among those who have purchased cars lately are the following: Messrs. Robert Laney, Robert Belk, and G. W. Glenn.-rMlss Myrtle Plyler of Prospect has accep ted apositlon with the Monroe Tele phone Exchange. Mr. W. P. Plyler of Prospect is serving en the Federal grand Jury' at Charlotte this week. Mlnter Blakeney, a respected colored woman of this community, is serious ly ill. An Infant of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Baker was burled at Prospect Mon day afternoon. After services Sun day at Bethany, which were conduct ed bv the pastor. Rev. Mr. Watson. a Sunday school was reorganized. The school will be conducted on the cross and crown system. This Is not a new svstem, but. we think, a very progres sive one. Mr. C. H. Hlnson was elec ted Superintendent. Sunday school was also reorganized at Allan, and the same system adopted. Ellison Funderburk. a prosperous colored farmer of this section, lost five milk cows last week. The writer has not been able to ascertain the cause of their death. KAl LKS SCHOOL ItKlTTED TO BE OXi: OF THE BUST St-te Doctor Iiiumhi il For II Pro. ftrrftiveii-s Moi? Kinhii l Wan ted for Next Term. To the Editor of The Journal: Th Faulks school, taught by Mr. and Mra. Harvey W. Baucom and Mrs. C. L. Brooks, closed a most tucee&ful term Saturday. April 10. There were no closing exercises on account of the slight prevalence of measles and iu nueiua In the nearby communities, but' all felt it was the end or the bes term In the history of the school. The teaching force was excellent, stu dents and teachers worked In perfect harmony, and no trouble occurred duriog the year. There was an en rolliacnt of one hundred and forty five wltA a average attendance or one hundred and twenty-five, which la en tirely too large an attendauce for threa teachers. Plans are being made for an ad ditional school room a that the num ber of grades may be increased, and In order that more time may be given to each class. That room must come, so Professor Funderburk and his boaM of education ha better take notice. Nine students have passed the sev enth grade, and are prepared to en ter sigh school despite the absence of six areeks from their studies on ac couat of influenza. This shows there are ome exceedingly bright boys and girU around Faulka. DT. G. M. Cooper, of the State Board of Health, Dr. S. L. Bobbitt. ana iliss Williams, a state registered nurse, pronounce our school to be the verybest one of the many schools they -had visited In the county. Pro fessor Funderburk has also said our school was one of the best in the county, and when Professor Funder burkVsays so, "It's so." Stidents from Charlotte to Wil mington were enrolled at the Faulks achool last year. This fact, alone, give one an Idea of the success the school has had. The influence of our teachers has been wonderful. They have set us an example that Is worthy of Imita tion; they have helped and urged us on with untiring effort; for which, appreciation can not be properly ex pressed. And so great has been their success that not one complaint has been registered, which Is something unusual among teachers. Is It notT Prltes were awarded to the follow InpwAudonts: Beet spellers. Misses Es her Haney. Bleeka Pressley, Car roll Haney, Nellie Haney. Wilma Grif fin: best all-round students. Misses Fannie Mae Gaddy anj Ruth Horn hark: most Improvements. Misses Grace Bivens and Kate Hailey. Farmerette. CITY OK MAUMUII.I.K IS XOW ST(.i A t I.KAX I P WEEK Xews Around Belk. itplVa Anril 15th. Miss Annie Bau com a student of the Wingate school spent the week end with home roiks. Kills tha eleven-vear-old son of Mr. unci Mrs. Tom Davis is seriously ill with pneumonia. Miss Amy uaucom who has been visiting in Wingate for the past week returnea nome Sat urday. Among the community visi tors Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. B. A. tt children of Matthews. Mr. Vann Hinson of Marshville anj Mr. Judel Rollins of Monroe. Miss Bes sie Sustar, our primary teacher, who hn nn the Kick list for the past week returned Sunday to resume her work. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bunyan Thomas, the tenth, a daughter. Miss Marv Thompson spent the week end with home folks at Mint Hill. Mrs. Wade Small visited home folks sun day. varv littla farmlnar has been start ed in this section owing to wet weath er. The farmers are getting oeninu the times. The students of the school will present the plays "Poor Pilllcoddy" and "My Mother-ln-Law" Friday night, the 16th, beginning at eight o'clock. The public is cordially in vited. XYZ. Week of Prayer For Iinptixt .Women. The Woman's Week of Prayer at the Baptist church will begin Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, and It Is desir- led that every woman of the church at I tend these meetings. The program I for the week Is as follows: For Sun day afternoon, Mrs. R. F. Price as leader, the subject, "Praise and Prayer;" Monday, Mrs. P. S. Wilson, leader, and the subject. "Women of the Mountains;" for Tuesday, Mrs. O. O. Stovall at leader, and subject, "women In China; ' Wednesday, Mrs. Stanley Pope as leader, subject, "The Home Board School;" for Thursday. Mrs. E. C. Snyder as leader, subject, "Indian Women," for Friday, Mrs. J. Frank Williams as leader, and sub ject, "Negro Women." All w ho can not attend please pray for the meet ings. Mrs. R. F. Trice, secretary. Dr. Stewart Wanta to Form wi "Ov erall Club." To the Editor of The Journal: The wool trust, centralized 1n Bos ton, has absolute control of the wool Industry. It holds the price of the raw material down and charges the consumer an enormous pront tor .i..ih in ir.nirland. where the govern ment will not tolerate a trust, wool IUI1HK 1111. ! ,iwv. '.cloth sells for half the price charged in the United States. Most of the tailors In the United Slates are Russians and Poles. They are charging as high as ninety dol lars per week for making clothing. So much wool was wasted In blank ets, clothing, etc., during the war as to seriously affect the natural laws of supply and demand. Add to all these ihinn iha fact that the wholesalers and retailers are profiteering abnor mally, and you have the cause of the high cost of clothing. Join the "overall club" and don a suit at the old price. Then help to catch the overall profiteers and Jail . , J ...... will .A niarlrpft Hrnn llieiu iuu uii win c ." In the price of clothing. H. D. Stew.-, art. Our CorTt-opotMlriit Hugge! the Mala Street a a kciiiiiliig Mr. Tuluuulge Austin' Car Wretkeil. Marshville. April 15. Mr. Talmage Austin had the misfortune to get his Dodge touring car wrecked Saturday night by running into a post which had been placed at a bridge at the intersection of two streets. The post was placed there presumably to keep drivers from running off the edge of the bridge at thia turn, but aa the ditch Is rather shallow it would seem preferable to the post; which is very hard to aee and avoid, and has caused this expensive accident so soon after it was put in place. The front or the car was badly wrecked, though none of the occupants of the car were Injured. The mayor haa requested the town to clean up. The good work would do well to begin on main street. In the mott prominent place in town the ditch in front of several stores has been allowed to fill up and the recent rains have formed a loblally for sev eral feet Into the street. This spot is further enhanced by all the re fuse that can be dumped into it by pedestrians.. Then, in order to cross the offensive mess a plank or two has been thrown part way across it. The rest of the way is accomplished by various gymnastic contortions on the part of the one so foolish as to try it. Why such should be allowed in a civilized community is a puzzle to many, especially when the town Is perfectly able financially to have it removed and the ditch opened. Well the women will soon be busy. Lets see what they can accomplish along civic lines. Mrs. Seymore Taylor of Marvin spent several days here this week with old friends. Mr. B. L. Riggers spent the week end lu Statesville with relatives. Mrs. YV. M. Davis is spending sometime with her mother, Mrs. Wal lace near Charlotte. Rev. C. E. White attended the Pres bytery at Rockingham this week. The commencement or the high school this year will be the most ela borate or any held here In several year. Ihere will he a musical recital to begin with, followed by a play; debaters and declainiers night; re citers contest, graduating exercises and address, aud a commencement sermon. The exercises are being an ticipated with much eagerness. They will begin the 28th Inst. The Woman's Missionary Society of the Methodist church met Monday afternoon with the president, Mrs. M. P. Blair. Delegates were elected to attend the Missionary Conference which will meet in Morganton the 4th of May. Those who will attend are Mrs. M. P. Blair, Mrs. L. E. Huggins, Mrs. Loyd Green and Mrs. J. S. Har rell. Seventeen members of the so ciety were present. Mrs. J.S.Harrell. Dentil of Mr. W. 11. Long. On last Saturday evening, April 10, at 7 o'clock, the death angel came and claimed one of the oldest and best citizens of our community, Mr. W. Henry Long. Mr. Long hud been In declining health for the past winter and at the time of his death was at the home of his son, Mr. J. M. Long. Mr. Long was a devoted husband and father and a most congenial neighbor. He had been a deacon of New Salem Baptist church for a number of years, and a few years ago was elected for lire. Mr. Long was a veteran of the 48th regiment of South Carolina and served four years In the army. At the time of his death he had in his pos session the discharge he receive at Appomattox, Va. Mr. Long was con scious up to the lime of his death, and a few minutes before he died he call ed his children to his bedside, and taking each one by the hand, he re quested each one to meet him In heav en. He then bid them a lost farewell. He then called his wife, and the arms that had been too weak to raise for some time were lifted with ease and placed around her nock. Hj then said: "I hate to leave yj't, but the end has come. Do the b'.-si ou can." And asking to be raised up lie taid: "Tls swi'H to die,' a1 passed away. Mr. Long ws bot-n st Ltneaster, S. C., In the year Hi!), and vai therefore nearly eighty years of ate. He was the fa'her or eight children, rorty nlne grand-children and twelve great-grand-chlldren. Those survival Ivn are his wife, four girls and four boys: Mesdames Bob Alexander, John Ha;e Hamp Starnes and Ode Cooke,. Mes srs. Scott. Roscbe, Bob and Vem Long. Funeral services were conduct ed Sunday afternoon by Rev. J. W. Little at New Salem Baptist church and the remains were laid to rest Ir. the cemetery there. "A friend we loved has sone ab. , His voire is silent and still; A Place Is vacant In our home Which never can be filled." M. H An 1'nusunl Sale at Bolk's. In this Issue Belk Brothers adver tise an unusual departure In sales. On Wednesday, April 21, there will be a ..i ro......is .hlri ..l.i. nnlv Al- i PBIC a cvui i li r mi'i v w ........ I luring geor?ett?s. trimmed, braided u'u'uv 1 - - I - I handsomely, embroidered t: !co!lette blouses, voiles In exclusive and charm ing patterns. A most wonderful opportunity. "Practice what you profess to be." Did Cenaua Taker Miss 'Em? To the Editor of The Journal: I notice you offer a prize for guess ing the population of Union county. There were several families up here who were not Included In the census. Mr. J. D. Coan was One of them with two in his family, and the family of Calvin Fetterson, colored, to the num ber of eight or ten, waa also missed. I am told that C. C. Crawford, with something like ten In his family, was not Included. F. S. Crane, Waxhaw. Central Methodist Church. Rev. John W. Moore, pastor. Sunday school 10 a. m.; Preaching at 11 a. m.. and 7:30 p. m., by the pastor. Reception of members. All visitors and Strangers most welcome. Health is better than wealth. LATEST HAPPENINGS News Events of the Day in the State and Nation. President Wilson has called a meet ing or the cabinet today to discuss the geueral situation. It will be the first time Mr. Wilson has met with his of cial family since last August. Princeton University students have offered their sen ices as railway strike breakers to the president of the Penn sylvania Railroad and the civil engin eering department has offered to fur nish engineers for the locomotives. Thirty-five states have ratified the suffrage amendment; seventeen have rejected it; and six are still to vote on it. U one more state ratifies it. It will give the necessary number to change the constitution. France's wheat stocks are so low that a greater quantity or flour substi tutes must be used In bread, at least until June, when according to the governmwt's program, importation! or more wheat will be received. Four additional women have been appointed as members or the execu tive committee of the National Demo cratic Committee and two others will be named, giving the woman equal representation with the men in tha executive body. The "overall club" fever has struck Winston-Silent and canvassers are so liciting sub.rrlbers to a petition and very few are refusing to sign. The office force of the R. J. Reynolds to bacco comprnv are reported to have signed In a body. Trinity Col!"te has launched a cam paign to complete the securing Of funds Tor the erection or the propos ed memorial gymnasium, which will be built In the near ruture In memory or the men who gave their lives In the great war. The 1920 population or Winston Salem la given out as 48.395. which is more than double that or 1910. With this announcement the Twin City takes first place among the cities or North Carolina. A great celebra tion was staged Wednesday evening; In honor or the event. General Pershing made this state ment to friends in Washington: "Al-, though I am In no way seeking the presidential nomination from the Re publican party, I feel that no patriot ic American could decline to serve in that high position it called upon to do so by tha people." J More than fifteen thousand mine workers near Scranton. Pa., are idle as a result or the railroad strike and this number is being swelled each day. Rob Cureon of Charlotte was found in his room Tuesday morning with a bullet through his heart. No revolver was round about the home, indicating; that the person who did the killing had made his escape. The government lost $78,531,521 on the sixteen army camps, due to "waste. Inefficiency and graft," ac cording to the renort of an Investigat ing committee. The construction work or these camps was equivalent to the building or 32 cities, each with a pop ulation or 37.000 to 46,000. This tre mendous task was accomplished In practically three months and stands out as one of the great achievement! of the war. Service Flag to He Lowered at Slier Church The service flag will be lowered at Slier church, in Sandy Ridge town ship, on Saturday night. April 24, tha exercises to begin at 7:30 p. m. Mr. J. N. Price, the chairman, has pre pared the following program: 1. Opening exercises by Rev. B. B. Shankle; 2. Song. "America," by congregation; 3. Recitation, "True Patriotism," by Miss Ruby Rogers; 4. Exercises by the children; 6. Reci tation and song, "The Star Spangled Banner," by Miss Ruby Lee Craig; 6. Address by Dr. H. E. Gurney, of Mon roe; 7. Joint recitation by two girls: flag lowered, and song, "Battle Hymn of the Republic"; 8. Flag presented to the officers of the church with In structions that same be Jealously guarded as a most sacred piece of property; 9. Bouquet given to the IS ex-service men who went from Slier church and Christian Endeavor soci ety, by the direction of Siler Red Cross society. Indian Trail Sends Up Fnnillliir Cry, "Unable to Work." Indian Trail, R. F. D. No. 1, April 15. On account of th recent hall and rain storms, farmers w ill be un able to do any plowing before next week. Everybody is behind with their work except Mr. D. M. Simpson. He planted corn about two weeks ago. mt. m. m. rurr has been walking on crutches for the past two weeks on account of lhel limtlmn Th fgml. lies of Mr. Williams and Mr. Wilson scott are recovering from a light at tack of infliu nza. Preaching next Sunday at Union firnve MothnHUt church at 11 o'clock by the pastor. Thirty farmers of thia BPCtfnn rtilK. bed In and had a car of rertillzer shlp .ped to Indian Trail, which they are now unloading. The roung rolks are dressed up In their new spring clothes ion Sundays. Fairness. St. Paul's Eiscoal Church. Sunday. April 18, Sunday school at 10 o. m., C. H. Hasty, superintendent. (Morning prayer and sermon at 11; Men's Bible Class at 3:30, J. J. Par ker, leader. Everv Wed nt 7:30, Litany service, followed by ...... 1'iunur. riiuni, April S3, at 8 p. in., annual visitation or the Bish op or the Diocese or North Carolina, the Rt. IUr. Joseph Blount Cheshire.