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THU MOyROK JOURNAL. TfESPAT'. FKBRFART T, im EIC8T PACES IS FIRST OF ITS KIND Continued from Page One he could rely upon were approached first. They were asked for sub scriptions to run the home that had been organized and came across in fine style. With the names of these men as a sellinir argument. Mr. Snyder made a systematic canvas of the town. The influence of these men counted for something, but in the main the story that brought the subscriptions was that of the four little children who needed food and clothes and parental care. In two hours time Mr. Snyder had secured subscriptions amounting to $1,600. Funis and individuals that did not feel able to make a cash contribu tion gave produce or goods that could be used in furnishing the home. A Union county orphangae was assured. A Home Secured ( Th? committee appointed to secure a home for the orphanage now got busy. After considering several pos sibilities, the home of the late Dr. V. 1. Houston, a mile s.iuth of Mon roe, was secured. The place was ideal for the location of the orphanage. A ten-room house of recent construc tion occupies a beautiful site on a thirty-live acre farm. A grove to the south of the house would serve Admirably for a play-ground for the children. The farm could be utilized in raising produce needed at the home. With these natural features pres ent, improvements were begun at once. The house was wired for elec tricity. Another well was drilled and a water system installed, as suring an ample supply for the tanks. The second story of the home was reserved for the boys and a large room downstairs was fitted up for the girls. White iron beds were secured at cost. A dining room was arranged, an other bath room added, and another large room on the first floor was pre pared as a meeting place for the little folks. A parlor gave the in stitution a home-like air. The home was :-.'ady. The Home Opened V.'KIc the preparations had been iroi v en, Mr. Snyder had been tak ing ri'.e of cases of children who shoul I be admitted ino the home. As ! : had gone about seeking to topAc the home a reality, he had ta.V.'n notes of homos over the coun ty where children of tender nge were without father and mother or were bein? brought up under improper moral surroundings. Every case was closely investigated. When the day cr.me for the opening cf the home, eleven orphans had been found who were in dire need of admittance. On June eighth the organization meeting had been held. On Julv tl the eleven children were received in the homo. The opening was made the occassion of a civic celebration. lr. I.uther Little, rastor of the First Baptist church, Charlotte, addressed the large number of citizens who were present to show their approval of the work which had been started. Musicians of Monroe rendered an ap propriate program. Has Grown Rapidly During the seven months that the home has been in operation, the eleven who were admitted on the opening day has been increased by twenty :thcr3. Thirty-one ehil Iren have b?on admitted to date. In age those children range from 2 nion'hs in 13 yais. The youngest one goe union,: his mates by th ratne of "Grandpa. He was cnne;i Jedly t.no .'.'nx away in his crib when the home was visited. Evlt.v c'ise 's carefully investigated before the child is ;i('iii;ted. As county welfare "fil ter and minister, Mr. Snyd.-r is in touch with every corner of the e mri'y and m case is allowed to go un notvt'd. The trustees of the home residing in the various townships pro vide a means of soeurin;: informa tion a3 to worthy crises. Where Mr. Snyder is satbfi-d that a child is not receiving pronor food, clothes, attention, or morr.l surround ings, be secures lawful rus dv of the child by order of the juvenile court judge. The juvenile court ju lge se cure his rower from r.n act per mitting him to order children in'o the cu-to,ly of the county welfare officer when they are not rj:eivin? the proper physical or moral care! Fad to relate, most of the ch'Mrtn who have been admitted to the home have come under the section of the law referring to moral care. Children (let Mother Love ?Irs. E. C. Snyder has been offi cially designated by the management f the home as the assistant to her husband in the work of child reclama tion. Mrs. Snvder gives the thirty one ch.ldren the love of a blond mother. Incessantly she labors for them. Her joy is to care for the children. Children Get Education The board cf trustees of the Mon roe graded school voted unanimously to allow the children of the home to attend tne Monroe schools, al though the home is located some dis. t;ce outside the corporate limits of Monroe. Each morning Mrs. Snyder prepares the kiddies who are old enough for school. Some of the best votk at the school is being done by the children from the home. The oldest girl of the four children whose case started the home has made a general average of nine y on her studies each month of the present scholastic year. Another of the num ber is running her a close second for honors. W hen the children have com pleted their course at the Monroe schools they w.Il be iriven everv nn sible aid in se'ecling a useful course in me. Maintained at Minimum Expense The home is being run at a mini mum of expense. A negro man and his wife are employed as the only help. The man does the heavier chores about the home and his wife does the cooking. For their services they receive the use of a small cot tage on the farm, their keep, and $5 each month. Three fine cows given by W. P. Kendall of Indian Trail, supply the children with milk. When the home was opened, interested peo ple stocked the farm with rhirlrcn. Vegetables are supplied from a gar-J uen wnicn nas Deen starred, since the opening of the home, the county commissioners from time to time have franted money for the payment of Wingate Boats Elierbe and Smaller Frj Beat Monroe most interesting basket ball games or the season was witnessed Satnr. TV day afternoon when W. H. S. quint battled to a tic the undefeated Eller. be Hi quint. The final score at the end of the second half beinc 17-17. Ellerbe was just from Marshrille J where they bad won an easy vic tory over Wlnsate'f rival and they came to Wingate with the intention of having an "easy won game," but they met their match when they met the strong Wingate five." l lie fiumv was iraiurru vj uv A woik of P-al. traveling guard. wnoi shot three field goals and held his i opponent to one. The guarding of ' Harden was also a strong point. He held Price, the star center for Eller- bills contracted for goods necessary for the home. manning for the Future. With the present home working cuccessfuliy. Mr. Snyder and the management are thinking ot the fu ture. The present home was built for a residence and does not pre sent the arrangements for a home that one built for that purpose would Accordingly they havs In mind a country orphanage construct, ed upon the latest principles In such institutions. They realize that with a population ot 38.000 to draw fro.u. it will only be a matter ot a few years at the most until the present arrangements will be insufficient to care for tne worthy cases, wnen such a time comes the only alterna tive will be tc approach the people ...:.u - .1 : . . . .. I ....... . V. vriil make possible ample provisions SV .... . ,v ,,:,. , t ville and eisht points Here. The for the waifs of the count. At a ., ,,.,..,. ,, , o.,i otivn uriruon v m vi M vi v- wis was another outstanding feature, while the woik of the Wingate for wards, Nance and Helms, was great. The line-up: W. H. S. Position E. H S W. H. S. (171 Position E. H. S. (17) K F. Anman (Si L. F. . Broadway (4) the' eetMMi tQtw09eSsSSSatsstsssts ft later day, action on the part of peo- 1 pie may insure the issue ot county bonds for such a purpose. Other Counties IntereMerf As this is the first home of its kind in North Carolina and prob ably in the South, other counties Helms (2) are becoming interested in the work. Nance (4) A letter was recently received from Carroll (51 Center Cadule Z. V. Moss, Suprintendent of Pub- Harsett L. G. Spiney lie Welfare for Stanly county, ask- j One of Yln:ate's poultry raisers. inc for particulars. Mr. Moss has Mr. J. II. Broom, has a pen ot also made a trip to Monroe to in- . Rhode Island -chickens w hich con vesiigate the system that has been ' gist of tyelve hens from which he started. Information received by the gets an averace of about fifty eggs management of the home Isthatjper week. Mr. Broom has been such a home is hoped for in Stanly, selling eggs at $1.50 per setting of Predictions are being made that I fifteen and he is flinding an easy other counties will follow the lead of: sale for the eg.28. I'nion. Mis. Tinie Mull is has been con- "We have county system to care fined to her bed with "flu" for the for our old people. Why not have 'past week. a county system that will care fori The Wingate graded school de the children in order that we may feated Monroe Friday afternoon on ELK -BR Values in Men's and Young Mens Clothing. ALL NEW STYLES FOR OUR SPRING OPENING pave them for themselvs and the State?'" asked Mr. Snyder. SOME COMMENTS ON RODDY ARTICLE iii r Cont nued from Page One E. L. Parker succeedei with his vol untary road work on the College road, :his road is on the "map" and is a necessary road, though not so im portant as some other roads. The improvements Mr. Parker desires to make are necessary and commendable and would get an excellent grade around a hill which is like crossing the Alps to climb it. This work is commendable and the road commission should help this community that is trying to help it self. This work is more than a will ing community ought to be required to do. It Needed Rest "What did the doctor say?" asked her husband. "Not much. He asked me to put out my tongue. "Yes?" "And he said: 'Overworked.'" "Ah! then you'll have to give it a rest, my dear. The doctor knows his business." Edinburgh Scotsman. the Wingate court to a score of 26- 36. Hinson aud Blvens were the' star players for Wingate, while as expressed by a spectator all of the I having played on the Wingate team ? Biii'or-al -oo m a rrn Tha oarrtA tt'ttal CV lViai J l ii I 9 Aptf 1 UV H XT- n tf interesting and full of fun through-1 ... 1 . V. ... .. 1 n .-n J ' - mil. AliuiutT Ktiiiiu 1'iu.vru iaai week was one between the Wingate graded school and Pageland, Win gate being defeated at this game. Mr. F. M. Helms has been con fined to his bed for the past few days. At the time of this writing he Is getting along very well. The B. Y. P. U.'s A, B and C meet Sunday afternoon at three thirty o'clock. In spite of the bad weather large crowds attendded each union and there were several new mfnibers. A Junior Union was or. gantzed Sunday afternoon. There was a large enrollment and every boy and girl is Invited to join this union. There will be prayer meethiR Wednesday night at the Baptist church at 6:45, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Hoyle. iz j . i i i a a i 7 I U J lit T k La V fctf ua. Isrt LOT No. 1 Youn? Men's Sport Suit, Made of all Wool Cashmeres, Pin Stripes,' $18.50 Values- $13.93 LOTNo.2 $30.00 Kind Youn? Men's Suits; made of New Fancy Checks and Weaves, Spring Models $24.95 LOT No. 3 $35.00 Values Young Men's Spring Suits in Newest Style and shades for Spring $29.95 NEW STESON HATS ARE HERE All Shapes and Colors Men's and Young Men's Styles. SPECIAL VALUES IN ALL MEN'S AND BOYS' OVERCOATS $35.00 Men's Overcoats Men's and Young Men's Models Belted Back $24.95 All $30.00 Men's and Boys' Overeats Men's and Young Men's Model $21.95 At the l.kery Stable Young Muff Pay in advance,' U'hv' tin vmi think I will pnma hftflf without your hoss? li! Groom No, sir; but the horse ' jytti mlpht come back without you. . 'yyrtf? ys yj ? We Are PSeased to Announce a deduction of $4 DO q ractor on utff It s Unti IS and This reducton in price brings the 8-16 International and 10-20 Titan Tractor far below the price of any tractor sold today When service, efficiency and durability are considered at all. They are now within the reach of 90 per cent of the farmers of Union county, and will be a paying investment for them if they will use them. Come in, let us show you an International Tractor and explain our Tractor proposition. It will interest you. i i I i offlfffiiira DmpDeinrQeoiift , FULL LINE INTERNATIONAL DEALERS. "THE HOME OF BETTER FARMING EQUIPMENT." NEXT DOOR TO JOURNAL OFFICE PHONE NO. 70.