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"THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS IT.' Monroe Journal PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Twenty-Ninth Year. No. 94. Monroe, N. G, Friday, December 29th, 1922. $2.00 Per Year Cash New Arrangement Is a Big Stroke For Local Institution - DR. MAHONEY WILL TAKE H: ON CHAIRMAN McRAE CHARGE JANUARY 15TH: I want to say to the taxpayers of Miss Elliott Declares That the Com ing of New Force Will Solve Problem for Hospital PR. RANKIN COM- MENDS ARRANGEMENT i having funds to continue the buiui- J ing of roads. The funds art practical- "I believe that the securing of Dr.! ly exhausted from the million dollar A. F. Mahoney, of Clio. S. C as res- bond issue and that there is no hope ident surgeon will solve the hospital I that a further bond issue can be had problem for Monroe and Union coun- anyway soon in the county on account ty," declared Miss Cornelia Elliott, of the financial condition of the peo Buperintendent of the Ellen Fitxger- pie and the burdens of our present aid hospital, yesterday afternoon. The 'taxes. opinion was expressed that the action i Any one wh says that I am mak of the director in securing a resident I In the effort to change the present surgeon would give a coordination j system of operating the roads and re that would mean success for the hoa-! ducing the burdens of taxation on the nital. At he regular meeting of the di rectors of the hospital Wednesday evening. Miss Elliott tendered her, resignation as superintendent. Miss Sophia Berry of Wilmington also re signed as assistant superintendent. While members of the board of direc tors commended the work of these two young ladies in the months that they have been here and expressed regret at the resignation, the coming ! ,rK of officers trom Clerk of ot Dr. Mahoney on January 15, made Superior Court to Sheriff from Sher acceptance imperative. iff to Clerk of the Superior court, During the fifteen months that nd Register of Deeds to Supcrinten- these young women have ben in I charge of the hospital they have giv en efficient service and have made many friends. The hope was express ed by some of the directors that an orrangment might be made whereby they would remain in Monroe. Miss Elliott stated yesterday after noon that she had not definitely de cided as to what she would do, but that she, as well as Miss Berry, would probably form executive connection with some hospital in the State. Miss Elliott plans to visit relatives in South Carolina for a time. . The coming of Dr. Mahoney as res ident-surgeon about the middle of ' January should mark a new era in I the hospital for Monroe. A surgeon i 01 Known repute, Dr. Mahoney is bringing with him his assistant sur- geon and staff of workers that have ! made the Clio hosoital a success. Doc. "tffrs from" sorrounding counties sent their patients to Dr. Mahoney at Clio. In securing Dr. Mahoney the di rectors oi the hospital have taken ev- ery precaution to insure the proper j i regara ior local surgeons and practic- wy wuougn pueu imm ing physicians. Under the contract drifts, is not so mythical after all which has been signed with the South or he really does appear to many Carolina man, the hospital is still to people just that way. be run as an open hospital. The op- " is ln Alaska, where Uncle Sam's erating room and all equipment is mails are delivered in winter by fur still to be at the service of all li- clad carriers riding in reindeer drawn censed surgeons. The directors took s,e(,s t0 tne tune ' merry chimes, especial care to assure this feature. Far-away places in Alaska get few Any patient at the hospital will be deliveries of mail, but the schedule is free to secure any phys:cian desired. , nearly always arranged so that each Already several young women are pioneer camo in out-of-the way places taking training as nurses at the hos- where the deep snow prevent much pital and this feature too will be con- intercourse with the outer world, pets tinucd. its Christmas mail near the holidavs. The Journal lately had a talk with The Postoffice Department sen Is Dr. W. S. Rankin, Secretary of the out "1000 first assistants to old San State Board of Health and a recog- ta Clrus, "nd although they don't nized leader in public health world v ear his livery of red and fur and in the United States, on the subject nat,y b,acK boots, their gray uni of public local hospitals. He referred forms nre just as welcome along to especially to the new arrangement wnr(' ,he 'nst days ' December, made by the directors of the Ellen Every day is Christmas for the postal Fitzgerald Hospital and thought it workers the mon'h before December a fine solution of the problem. He 'r '8 8 hectic season with them takes the position that the creation of to et ' untold ouantities of mail to county hospitals is the only method 'hose for whom they are intended, by which a sufficient supply of doc-! But they do their work with a will tors can be kept within reach of the 8n 8 8mi'e, say Department officials, , people of the small towns and the ! wno ask your help in their work by rural dis'ricts. He expects to advo- making, it seasy for them to deliver cate the idea of county hospitals sup-1 a11 tne Sts by Christmas Day. ported jointly by the State and the' county so that eventually there will ; RETAIN ELECTORS IN be a hospital within every, county. EACH TOWNSHIP The reason for the nearness of hospi- tACIt 1UWNM111 tals was thus explained bv him: I "In the first place, the tremendous ' n the petitions that have been cir development of medical science with-' culated by me asking our Represen in the last 25 or 30 years, bringing 1 ativw to make a change in our pres in the use of the X-ray, the Wasse-; cnt roa 'aw ' neglected, or rather man Test, the use of radium, the omitted, to state that it would be ne-cardio-electrograph and numerous cessary to have a representative from blood, and bacteriological tests eacn tomnship similar to that now in has male it impossible for the indi-1 operation. Nor do I see why the vidual physician to satisfactorily deal County Commissioners, should the with the entire field of medicine. The ' change be made, should not reappoint result is the tremendous development i or continue in office the present elec of specialists and a growing decrease ' torate from each township as I con in general practitioners. The special-1 s'(ler cacn ' them good men. , 1st cannot remain in rural districts I present the County Commission without doing a general practice and crs meet the first Monday in each can only find a sufficient group af- rnonth for the transaction of busi f licted with the problems that fall ne88' "n1 occasionally they hold over within his specialty in urban commu- tor two-days session. I think the nities. Therefore, the specialist goes ' oa Electorate or County Supervis to the town or city. Another thing or "hould meet with the County Corn that has drawn physicians from rural rnissioners on, say, the first Wednes to urban communities is the hospital. day ' eacn month, and from among Modern medical education uses the ' them can be selected a secretary to hospital as its teaching laboratory, i this board who could also keep the The recent graduate of medicine 'books which would not require ex taught hospital methods, feel al.' i ceeding one or two days out of each most dependent on hospitals and sornonth- All .such details can be he moves to the city where he has ' threshed out by our Reiesentatives hospital facilities. This noint is illn.. trated by a young physician who con sulted me with reference to finding a suitable location to practice in this state. He was interested especially in surgery and had a hospital experience of seven years in surgery. He had spent, I presume, most of his resourc es in acquiring a medical training. He asked me only about the cities with hospitals. He could not practice without the hospitals. Moreover, he could not practice in a town where of 5000 and over where 47 per cent of there was not a public hospital and population lives and the other 37 per bo he was restricted in the possibili-1 cent of physicians are scattered ties 6f a location in North Carolina to through the small towns and rural from 8 to 10 cities in which there districts where traveling is more dif was a ho-i'nl an l it is interesting j ficult to look after the other 53 per to note tl'.ii those particular cities cent of the population. i Union County, that It is not my w ' tention to make a fight on Mr. J. D. . McRae personally but to reduce the i burdens of the tavpayers by cutting ' out needless offices and the pay that is now being paid ftfr the services that ! are not necessary on account of not people of the county is for my own aggrandisement, is a liar and with out any foundation. I made the promise to my friends more than a year ago that I would make an effort to reduce the burdens of taxation on the people and that I intend to make an effort in the fu ture to do, so in spite of all the Jim Prices and others to the contrary. All the talk about the chang dent f schools and vice versa, is all tommy rot" and far from the ques tion at issue and only begging the question and is a reflection on the good people of the County. Mr. Price in his article in The Journal says that I have "raised more hell in a short time than has ever boon raised by any one in the county" and in this connection I desire to say for Mr. Price's benefit that he has on two or more occasions raised a lot of hell in the county cJammering for office with defeat in them for himself and if I am defeated in my effort to reduce the expenses of the taxpayers of the people by abolishing needless offices 'hat .1 wi'l "tiN be, very much behind him in raising hell JOHN GRIFFITH. Santa Claus Not Such a Myth Washington. Dec. 26. Old Saint Nick, with his packed sled and har nessed reindeer, prancing over the country with jingling bells, and dig- . 1 1 L : i . j ana incorporated in a b 11. JOHN GRIFFITH. i there U a considerable surplus of physicians. j "Specialization and dependance up on the hospitals have then decreased the number of general practioners. This is, the country practitioner and the hospitals have caused redistribu tion of doctors so that today 63 per fianf fit ilnnfAlia m HA I An ntnl lw nl i jm CAROLINA ALUMNI AND STUDENTS HOLD MEET Addresses by Mr. Comber and Dr. Nral and Election of Officers Features Banquet An address ly Mr. A. J. Comber, general secretary of the Y. M. C An a talk by Dr. J. W. Neal, and the elec tion cf officers for the alumni asso ciation fea.ured the annual banquet of Union County alumni of the Uni ersity of North Carolina at the Jnffre hotel Wednesday evening. Hon. R. B. Redwine was elected as presi dent of the Union county association for 1923 and Miss Anna Bernard Ben son was re-elected as secretary. For ty students and alumni were present for the affair. Mr. Comber, as general secretary of the V. M. C. A. at the Carolina, is in direct touch w.th the student body of the institution and heads the self-help feature of the University. His address Wednesday evening was along the line of his work. He ex plained the workings of the self-help system, what student government is doing at the Hill and gave an idea concerning proposed plans for the en largement of the University. Mr. Comber is one of the most popular members of the Carolina faculty and his speech Wednesday evening was well received. Dr. J. W. Neal as a practicing phy sician, gave facts concerning the pro posed extension of the medical course at Carolina to a full four year course, with proper medical and chemical ad vantages. He showed the State's need for a modern medical school. Short talks were delivered by Messrs. R. W. Lemmond and W. B. Love. Mr. Herdon Hasty, an old athletic hero at Carolina and a member of the athletic council of the institu tion, acted as cheer and song leader al the banquet and kept things brim full of the Carolina spirit. Each ban queter was furnished with a copy of Carolina songs and with Mrs. Herdon Hasty at the piano they were sung in rousing fashion. The banquet was held in the spa ciuus dining room of the Joffre which was appropriately decorated for the occasion. Carolina banners and pen nants were conspicuously displayed in n color scheme of pale blue and white, the Carolina colors. An appetizing dinner was served. SENATE FELICITATES PRESIDENT WILSON Snjs It's ;liul to Hear That UN Health is Belter HI" OOth liiUmlay Wrihlnpton, Dec 28. Friends of Woodrow Wilson who aro raising a $1,000,000 fund for the perpetuation of his ideals, celebrated his 66th l)lrihd.i today by sending him word, throuuh a Jclepatlon which called at his S. street home, that the succes3 of their movement was assured. At the same time, the senate adopted a resolution offered by Sen ator Harris, democrat, Geoipla, ex pressing "pleasure and Joy" at his recovery toward health. ThP reso lution was put through quickly with a chorus of ayes from the demo cratic side of the chamber, many of the republican senators, ensrosv ed In other matters, apparently pay In c no attention to its purport. Senator Harris In presenting the resolution soon after the Senate con vened pointed out that today was the CSth birthday of the former presi dent, spoke of the many telegrams of congratulation and felicitation pouring in nt the Wilson home here, and said it seemed proper and fitting that the senate add its tribute. Unanimous consent for Immediate consideration of the resolution was asked by Senator Harris and no ob jection being offered the resolution was passed before some senators who had been engrossed a few min utes before In listening to President Harding'B letter to Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts, on the Borah world economic conference proposal realized what it was all about. The text of the resolution follows: "Whereas, the senate has heard with great pleasure the announce ment of the rapid recovery to good health of former President, Honor able Woodrow Wilson, be it. "Resolved, that the vice president be requested to convey to the Hon orable Woodrow Wilson the pleasure and Joy of the senate of the United States because of his rapid recovery to good health." The former president spent his birthday quietly. For an hour or more a group of men and women stood in the rain !n front of his home hoping that he might appear to greet them, but all they saw of the war-time President was a glimpse of him as he drove off in his limousine late in the day for his dally ride. During the day messages of felici tation came to Mr. WlUon from all parts of the world. A few close friends called to extend greetings, the delegation representing the Woodrow Wilson foundation arriving at, 3 o'clock, for a 40-mlnute visit. In the group were Hamilton Holt, and Mrs. Charles E. Slmonson, of New York City. Mrs. J. Malcolmn Forbes, of Boston, and Miss Caroline Ruuts-Rees. of Greenwich. Coun, alt members of the foundation's execu tive committee. i Locking Ahead Footpad (to novice): "'Nother thing. Bill, always knock a couple o' teeth out o f yer guy. He niny have gold ones put In, yer ' . "M tlnt'd make business god l-i; u.t time." . I. MR. BLAIR AND MISS BLAKENEY MARRIED Kent Took Place .r. .". lint Nut Announced Till This ek Other .M.rliil!e V-us Marhvlil; Dec. 28 Seldom ha tht town t'et-n so shocked and so sorrowful for others as It was on hearing Christinas Day of the sud den death of little Jean Garland, aged about three , years and ten months, which occurred at Jefferson, S. C, early Christmas morning, a form of asthma bein; the cause. Mr. J. T. Garland and family had cone to Jcfler-oii Sunday to spend I he holidays and that night the little g'rl became crouny. and though given all attention the trouble at tacked the heart, and unexpectedly the little life passed out as a llttl? candle extinguished by a gentle breeie. It seemed an angel whisper ed, a call whs given, the baby winged its way to heaven. Funeral services were held here in the Presbytirian church at two o'clock. Ke. C E. Whitf of Presbyterian church offici ated, assisted by Rev. J J. Edwards. A. Marsh and Bryce Williams. The pall bearers were four young girls, and many floral offerings attested to the love and esteem of friends. Rev. and Mn Dallas of Ware Shoals. S. C father' and mother of Mrs. Garland also Were with the bereaved parents, as were also the sisters and brothers of Mr Garland, namely, Miss Helen Garland. Mrs. Miller of Jefferson. Mr. Bob Garland and others from South Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. Bogan of Wlngate also attended the funeral. A marriage of Interest to our peo ple here occurred Wednesday after noon when the attractive daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Barrett of Peach land Miss Julia Barett became the bride of C. D. Davidson, a young man Of fine character and business ability as express agent here. The young people left for a trip to Jacksonville and other points ln Florida. Another marriage Just made known here a few days ago was that ot Miss Maggie Blakeney. sisttr of Mrs. Carl Parker to Mr. Seborn Blair, son of Dr. M. P. Blair of this place. Mi. Blair U a student of Chapel Hill University and Miss Blakeny a stud ent at the N. C. College fot Women The marriage occurred In Charlotte on Dec. 5, and was kept a profound secret until Wednesday, when it was announced Rt a reception given by Mrs. Lee Ashcraft. The young peo ple are very popular in Marshvllle. U tjLuh4erstood that Mr. and Mrs. Blair will both pursue their studies at the University Several of our people who have been away this year have been home for th holidays. Among them are Miss rauline Stegall, Greensboro; Miss Mattlc Smith. Miss Edwin Grif fin, and Mr. Seborn Blair of N. C. University. Miss Wate Morgan who Is teaching at Acme near Wilmington Is home for the season Mls3 Dare Hamilton who teacher at Taxahaw, S. C, has returned to her school. Mr Tom Little of University has been at home for some days. Miss Ruby Little of Raleigh spent Christmas with her mother and sister. Mr. and Mrs. Tucker are visiting their daughter, Mrs. J, C. Marsh, and son. Mr. Oscar Tucker. Miss Sams of Raleigh Is vlslticm her aunt, Mrs. Fred Ashcraft. Mr. J. C. Little and family of Ral eigh spent the past week with Mrs. If'no Marsh, returning to Raleigh Friday. Mr. nd Mrs. James Marsh had a3 th"ir sti Wednesday Dr. and Mis. MeCoii S of Gaatonia, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Love and children, Mr. nnd Mrs. L. E. Sutton of Monroe, Mrs. Garrison and r.on of Unlonville, anvl Mr. nnd Mrs. L. E. Huggins. THREE MEN EATEN BY TIMBER WOLVES Pert Arthur Ont., Dec. 27. A great roving band of hungry timber wolves has devoured three men, ac cording tc miigre reports sifting in today froi.i the snow covered trails of the Sturgeon river country. These reports told oi a losing bnttle fought by two Indians after a white trapper had been downed and killed. Last Saturday an elderly trapper left his cabin in the woods 70 miles north of Ignace to muah down to the settlement for his Christmas mail. He arrived in safety. There was no mail, however, and the old man said he would come back Christmas morning. At noon he had not arrived. The postmaster sent two Indians to follow the trail until they found him. About two miles from the settle ment the Indians found a spot pounded down in the snow and crim son hued. Bits of dog harness torn to shreds were scattered about. In the midst of them the Indians found human bones. They hastened back to report the discovery. The lure of the bounty on wolves, however, urged tne Indians to iaxe the trail again with extra ammuni tion. They sped behind their dog team into the woods as the villagers waved goodbye. They did not return. Yesterday a new searching party )nirlal Thpv fminH nnlhpr natrh trodden in the snow about two miles beyond the first. ' The two guns the Indians V 1 carried were lying there and sca.te;--ed about were brne, bits of cloth ing nrd rrpty shells. Tr.e carcasses of 16 dead wolves lav stretched in a circla about the 'tramped patch cf snow. ' Wingate Junior College Big Step In Educational Work 1921 DEATH RATE LOWER THAN ANY OTHER YEAR Figure- to Census Bureau Ind'rate That Death Figures for 1H22 Will Be Larger than in '21 Washington, Dec. 27. U times in the death rates from heart disease, influenza and pneumonia, and tuber culosis in all its form, the principal causes of death in the United States, were the outstanding features of 11)21, showing the lowest death, rate recorded in any jear since the begin ning of the annual compilations in l!H)(J, the census bureau announced today. Increases were shown in the rate for cancer, automobile accidents and injuries, diphtheria, typhoid, ..uicid.', and homicide, and several other causes. "While the 1921 death rate was 11.6 per 1,000 compared with 13.1 in 11)20, a higher rate for 1922 is indicated in the reports for that per iod. These rates are for the regis tiat:on area of the continental Un ited S.ates, comprising 34 s'ates, the District of Columbia, and 16 cities in non-registration state, with a to tal estimated population on July I of 88.6i7,002, or 82.2 per cent of "the estimated population of the United States on that date, which was 109, 2!8,393. The total number, of deaths in the registration area was 1,032,000, com pared with 1,142,558 in 1920. The rate per 100,000 was 1163.9 compar ed with 1306.0 in 1920. Based on the death rate for the registration area the number of deaths for the whole United States for 1921 approximates 1,271.444. Heart diseases were responsible for one-eight of all deaths, or 130,351 deaths in 1921, but the rate per 100, 000 declined from 149.7 to 147.0. Influenza and pneumonia in all forms caused 88,458 deaths, compared with 182,205 in 1920, the rate declin ing from 208.3 to 99.8. Tuberculosis in all its forms re sulted in 88,1,55 deaths compared with 99,916 in 1920, the rate declining from 114.2 to 99.4. Cancer and other malignant tumors were responsible for 76,274 deaths compared with 72, 931 in 1920, the rate increasing from 83.4 to 86.0. Automobile accidents and injuries resulted in 10.1&J deaths, compared with 9,103, the rate increasing from 10.4. to 11.5 per 100,000 population. Suicides numbered 11,136 compared with 8,959 in 1920, the rate increasing from 10.2 to 12.6. Of the suicides 4, 122 were by firearms, 712 by cutting or piercing instruments, 1,942 by hanging or strangulation, 1,739 by poison, 1,401 by asphyxia, 710 bv drowning, 217 by jumping from high places, 130 by crushing, and 109 by other means. Homicides also increas ed, numbering 7,545 compared with C.205 in 1920, the rate increasing from 7.1 to 8.5. Firearms accounted for 5,509 of the homicides, cutting and piercing instruments 768 and others means 1,268. Declines were shown in the num ber of deaths from railroad accidents and injuries, mine accidents and in juries, machinery accidents and in juries, street car accidents and in juries. Third Christmas Dinner of the 1'iffg Family The Pisg family held their third Christmas dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Pigg, near Brief, on December 25th. It is held every year in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Pigg. There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Pigg seven children, three boys and .'our girls. The children are all liv ing but one, who died fifteen years ago of cancer. The only excercise cf the day was a Christmas tree. Each of their chil dren and grandchildren presented to Mr. and Mrs. Pigg a present after a a picnic dinner was served. On Christmas every sane human being who has been taught the Christian faith turns bitterly or contentedly, sorrowfully or happily, toward thought of the great birth day. The thrill of its beauty return to them. Some memory of childhood association wth it will touch them; some desire to pass it on to their own children urges them. The day will never be when any of the family new living will see again such a Christmas day as the one which cols ed Monday when the dying sun sank behind the western hills, gave a raise on the sky purple and yellow. A win ter day, it was shot to the heart with sunshine. Mr. and Mrs. Luther Pigg and chil dren, Murry, Hoyle Glenn, Maie, Earl, Oakley, and Pauline; Mr. and Mrs. Lem Helms and children, Ova( Eva, Hommer, Verla, J. L., Jr., Opal, Au relia, Victor, Vaugn and Norman. Owing to the fact that the family has measels, Hommer was the only cne present; Mr. and Mrs. Bannah Lem Helms and children, Ova, Eva, Mildred and Erman; Mr. and Mrs. Banks Clontt and children, Pascal, Dorris, Bland and Garren; Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Black and children, Al lene, Marie, Geraldine and Delane. Miss Mamie Pigg is the only one at home. "God's benediction came down with Christmas day slowly drooping its light, and an through and through its b?yjty and stillness unspoken, but ;., ) c.il.ng to every soul was His in vocation and promise: 'Peace on earth nnd good will to man." Boy, does yo' get a letter from de Ku Kluxes, what yo' gwine do wid It?" COLLEGE COURSE WILL BEGIN NEXT SEPTEMBER Trustee Meet and Plan for Thirty Students tu Start College Course at First ONE OF THREE NEW JJIMOK COLLEGES Members of the board of trustees of the Junior college provided for at Wingate by action of the Baptist convention ;n Winston-Salem recent ly, meeting in Wingate yesterday, outliueJ plans for opening the college next September. Various committees neceM-ary .o the organization of the college tn a basis ot standards out lined by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools were appointed at the meeting. Fifteen members ot the board of trustees, including men from Wadesboro, Con cord, were present for the first session. Prof. C .M. Beach will go to Ral uth and Wake Forest early in Jan uary to caiisult with leaders relative to employ:::,; tr.e additions to the fa culty whicii will os necessary in add ing the two jears of college work to curriculum, i lans discussed by the trustees yes cniay called for a facul ty of 10 me. libers for both the high school and oiisge departments. The name ot ihe "Wingate Junior College" was definitely decided upon for the institution. Members of the board of trustees at the meeting pointed out that the original Baptist school in the community had been named in honor of Dr. Wingate, one of the famous presidents of Wake Forest college, and that it would be appropriate that the name be con tinued. As a junior college offering two years of standard college work, the institution will have a field of in fluence covering the Piedmont sec tion, it was pointed out by the trus tees. The establishment of the col lege is in keeping with the plans of the Baptist denomination to place a junior college in direct reach of ev ery part of the state. In the west there is Mars Hill, while serving the east is a college provided for New Bern. In discussing plans yesterday the trustees based their estimates on a student body of 150 for the high school and of 30 for the college de partment for next year. Sauistics show 190 students enrolled in the high school this year. The Baptist $75,000,000 campaign provided for an allotment of $45,000 to be used in developing the Wingate School over a period of five years. Further arrangements for aid for the school will be provided at the end of this time. Hon. T. I). Manes.'., who on the pre vious day attended a meeting of the Baptist board of education reported that there was nothing to fear for financial support, for the 325,000 Baptist of North Carolina are behind the institution, and our leaders have on their hearts the interest of boys and girls who hail from the "rank and file" of the people as well as those from the leading centers of population. Kec. A. C. Davis, moderator of the Union Baptist association made a stirring address in the interest of pro viding for the poor boys and girls especially for the girls. And the two speakers named above were voicing a trend of mind that is outstanding in the work of the Baptists of North Carolina. They are placing emphasis on the importance of financial aid to the academy and junior college. The trustees invite and expect the cooperation of pastors, Sunday school workers, womens organizations, par ents ami friends to lay on the hearts of boys and girls the opportunity that Wingate Junior College will offer at its opening next fall. The denomina tion expects to meet every require ment for entrance into Southern As sociation as a standard junior col lege. The meeting was attended, not cr.ly by the local members of this board but by men from other towns and counties. Rev. P.. E. Powtll, pas tor of the Marshville Baptist church and Mr. H. B. Marsh of Marshville, Mr. K. W. Ashcraft of Wadesboro, moderator of the Pee Dee Association and Hon T. 1). Maness of Concord, who is one of the vice presidents of the Baptist State convention, were among those from out of town. Rev. L. R. Pruett of Charlotte, who was providentally prevented from attend ing wrote his regrets and gav assur ance of his fjil sympathy and sup port. Woman Lawyer Member of City Police Force Greensboro, Dec. 28. Miss Louise Alexander, lawyer and president of the North Carolina League of Wo men voters, well known throughout the state by reason of her participa tion in women's civic and political ac tivites, wll be North Carolina's first policewoman. According to an an nouncement made tonight by Chief of Police Crutchfield. She will be sworn in on January 1st. Miss Alexander will have charge of a new department here, finger print and identification, an elaborate system having been just installed here, and she will make a spec'al work cf the examination cf winien cr.m:n?.Is.