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SogiaL Mrs. J. G. Hinson entertained two tables of duplicate bridge on Thanksgiving evening. Playing were Mesdames T. L. McRae, J. M. Ledbetter, Misses Williams, Rosa and Jennie Parsons, Kath ryn McDonald and Todd Armis tead. After the game the hostess served delicious ambrosia, fruit cake, and hot chocolate. Mrs: Thomas L. McRae was hostess to the Saturday After noon Bridge Club with two tables of Rook in compliment to her house-guest, Miss Virginia Lee, ot Monroe. Tables were arrang ed in the reception hall and din ing room for the game. This be ing the initial autumn meeting of the club, the members were especiall enthusiastic and after several hard fought rubbers the game was called and the hostess served a course of turkey, cran berry sauce, beaten biscuit, with pear salad cn crisp lettuce top ped with cream cheese and may onnaise, cheese straws, pickles and hot coffee. Present were: Mesdames J. M. Ledbetter, E. G. Scott, W. N. Everett, Jr., Jake Hinson, H. C. Wall, A. G. Corpen ing,B.T; Payne, A. C. Everett, F. W. Leak, Misses Lillian Long, Beth Thomas, Be,ss Everett, Flora Cooper, Rosa and Jennie Parsons and Kathryn McDonald. The Woman's Missionary So ciety ot the Methodist Church held its last meeting of the year with Mrs. Jchn L. Armistead, on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Geo. Steele conducted the devotional, in the absence of Mrs.R. B. Wad dell, the president, who was in disposed for the time. ' The us ual business was transacted and as is the custom at this particu lar time, officers for the ensuing year were renominated, with two exceptions. At the January meeting the election will take place and he officers installed. .The "Cheerful Givers," a Mis sionary Society of the younger Methodists, met in a business meet, with their leader, Miss Laura Page Steele, Wednesday afternoon. The devotional was conducted by the leader, who, in closing, requested each of the ten members present to follow in succession with just a sen tence of prayer and thanksgiving. This wa3 indeed a beautiful fea ture of the meeting every one responding with promptness,with appropriate, well . connected words. Election of officers, for next year, resulted in Mary Lit tle Steele for President; Mary Alys Lindsay, Vice; Susie Jenk ins, Sec, and Kath Cole, Treas urer. The hostess served Christ mas stockings filled with fruit, candy, nuts and cakes, for re freshments. Mr. and Mrs. Henry. Fairley and family returned from Ashe ville Monday morning whither they have been since the early summer. Mr. H. S. Ledbetter has return ed from Asheville having gone - with Robert Ledbetter, and re ports that Robt. is feeling much better since his tonsils have been removed, and hopes soon to be at home. Misses Mamie and Anne Steele left on Thursday of last week for Salisbury; they expect to go from there to Baltimore before returning to Rockingham. Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Corpening motored to Greensboro Sunday, and spent the week-end there with friends. -' Mrs. W. C. Leak has gone to Charleston, W, Va., td visit Mra Hugh May, the latter a neice of Mrs. Leak.: . : Mr. and Mrs. W. L Parsons went to Rictimond, Va Wedne diy Jiight to visit the family of Mr. Henry E.' Litchford. Mrs. Tom Pi rsohs, of Greens boro, accompanied by Misses Rosa and Jennie Parsons, left Monday night for New York to join Mr. Parsons. They will be be in the Metropolis ten days or more. Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Leak have returned from New York, after a ten days' absence from the city, Misses Mary Entwistle, Sarah Lily Dockery, Emily Dicky and Helen Long returned on Monday night after spending the Thanks giving holidays with friends at Salem College. Miss Laura Page Steele enter tained several of her friends of the "Dutch Club" party on Fri night. They were: Misses Berta West, Octavia Scales, Emma Grey Ledbetter, Mary Reid Hobbs. Official Vote for Congress. The Post-Dispatch is in receipt of the official vote in each of the 13 counties comprising the 7th Congressional district. They re elected Congressman L. D. Rob inson by a majority or 4,159 over his Republican opponent, Jas. D Gregg. The vote by counties: ' Counties Robinson Anson 1678 Davidson 2523 Davie 659 Hoke 758 Lee 887 Montgom'v 1112 Moore 1194 Randolph 2645 Richmond 1539 Scotland 804 Union 2163 Wiikes 1710 Yadkin 603 Gregg 140 2659 1204 '32 560 949 812 2895 333 84 253 2714 1481 Total 18,275 14,116 The State Board of Elections met in Raleigh last week . and canvassed the vote. It shows a Democratic majority for Senator F. M. Simmons of 49,827. Sim mons received 143,524, to 93,697 for J. M. Morehead. . Official Appointments. Courthouse appointments by the newly sworn county officers are as follows: Deputy Clerk to Register of Deeds R. L. Johnson, Mrs. Boyd Gasque. Deputy Clerk to Clerk of Court J. A. McAulay, Henry C. Guth rie. Chief Deputy to Sheriff R. L. McDonald, J. B. Reynolds. Jailor, E. L Cox. Officer for Grand Jury, A. P. Fry. , Janitor, Walter Coppedge. Deputy Sheriffs: Marks Creek township, A, B. McDonald; Wolf Pit, E. H. Rogers; Beaver Dam, W. E. Roberson; Steele's, T. B. Matheson; Mineral Springs, (not yet named.) Magistrates Sworn In. Magistrates elected Nov. 5th have until January 1st to be sworn in by Clerk ot Court. The following were this week sworn in by him, and so have qualified: W. E. Robertson, Beaver Dam. J. S, Matheson, Steele's. . Nelson Gibson, Beaver Dam. A. B. Chafidler, A. P. Barrett, W.T. Mullis, A. J. Harrington, all of Rockingham township. The following are the magis trates elected Nov. 5th, and it is hoped those who have not quali fied will do so: ; Beaver Dam W. M. Turner, Nelson Gibson, W. E. Robertson. Marks Creek J. R. Gordon. J. M, McLaughlin, D. McNair, W. A. Wilkes, J. C. Leigh (Mr. Leigh was sworn in some time ago for a term of six years and so does not have to re-quaKfy.) WolfPit-W. H, Roberts, H. H. Brown, P. G. Webb. Rockingham W. T. Mullis. A. B. Chandler,7Alex Mcintosh, AT P. Barrett, AvJ. Harrington. Mineral Springs-. A. Coving' tonAKWhiterJ.WrWilliams. Steele's A. J.: Little, C W. Luther, J. S. Matheson. ' Black Jack L W. Webb, J. F. Capel, J. A. Parsons. ' - The Next House. Figures compiled by the Clerk of the House give the Republi cans a majority of 41 over the Democrats and other parties in the House. The political com plexion probally will be as fol lows: Republicans ..1....238 Democrats. ..!..193 Independents- 2 Prohibition 1 Socialists 1 Total..... ..435 Republican majority over Dem ocrats, 45. Republican majortiy over all Other parties, 41. Kings! Daughters. (Contributed) On Tuesday of next week the Kings' Daughters Circle of Rock ingham wijl make an appeal to the people of the town for aid -to carry on its work among the poor during the winter. It is hoped that all will feel personally inter ested, and that the spirit of patrio tism and brotherly kindness will be as great for the sufferers at our doors as for our soldiers over the seas. For the past seventeen years this organization, by thestrennous efforts of its members and the generous kindness of friends, has supplied the needs of the poor, and looked after the sick and afflicted of the town and vicinity, and at the sam; time has al ways managed to keep a sufficient surplus in the treasury to provide for hospital cases and other emergencies. For the period that our coun try has been at war a majority of the members have given their time largely to Red Cross and other war work, and the circle has, so far as possible", taken a secondary place. It is only fair to state, however, that during this time every case of -suffering has been relieved, and every one requiring hospital care and treatment has received it and thera have been many. These are the reasons for the Christmas campaign that will be made next Tuesday and friends will understand why the treas uryof the circle is exhausted, and why they will be asked to give as generously as their means and frequent other calls will al low. . In addition, every woman who is not already a member of the circle will be asked to join. If she cannot take part in active work, she can at least become a contributing member, and every man who has not enrolled his name will be requested to do so. Letter from Walter Davis. The following interesting let ter is from Walter H. Davis, of Co. C, 324th infantry. 81st divis ion, and in it he tells of their fight on Nov. 9th. His father is R. S. L. Davis, of this city. "Nov. llth, 1918 "We went over the top Nov. 9th at nine o'clock, and it was then J realized what war is. Shells were bursting all around us that would have torn houses to pieces, and the bullets coming by faster than the snowflakes fall. I didn't get to shoot my gun but one time. I raised it to shoot at a low-flying aeroplane when a bullet struck it and tore it into bits. The next thing I remember was helping a sergeant of my company out of the bat tle, after I found myself gassed. Made my way to an ambulance and on the way saw Watt Parsons with his arm shot I said, "Watt, did they get you?" And he said, "Yes." I told him I had been ga3sed, Staid in hospital only one day; am at rest station today and will rejoin my company tomorrow. Saw John Cole's brother yesterday Lt Cole. "The fireing ceased today, and the war over. Everybody rejoicing. The French are so happy, bells ringing, horns blow ing. Here's hoping we'll soon be allowed to return home." - United War Work Pledges. The first of the pledges in the recent United War Work Drive were due Dec. 2nd. ;Tjreasurer W. B. Cole requests those "wh6 have not made their initial pay ment to do so without delay. - Mayor's Court Shad Green was fined $5- and costs, $3.05, by the Mayor fori drunk and disorderly Saturday, j Charlie Denson was fined $10! and costs, $cl20, for an assault Thanksgiving Day upon J. -T. Morgan. Another warrant is pending against him for alleged assault upon Mrs.1 Zora Thomp son. James Willis, a white youth who blew in from the North some, weeks ago, was sentenced to the roads for 30 days for vagrancy Wednesday, and" was taken to camp this morning. , , Wreck on Seaboard. A rear-end collision occurred on the Seaboard on Wednesday afternoon of last week, about 5:30 o'clock, about one mile from the Rockingham depot. Extra 394, northbound, ran into the rear of local freight No. 737. Engineer A. R. Brothers of the Extra, and his colored fireman, June Crump, were slightly injur ed. The engine of the Extra was derailed, and five cars. The track was torn up for a hundred yards, and it required 12 hours for the mainline to be cleared. In the meantime, pas senger trains Nos. 20 and 13 transferred at the wreck, while all other passenger trains were detoured by way of Cheraw and Wadesboro. ' .. Marriage Licenses. The following secured license to marry during the past week, It will be noted that the last day of November was a "good day" for the matrimonial bureau, five couples securing licenses: Charlie Leviner and Ella Jacobs, white, Nov. 27th. , Evander Floyd and Mary Man- er, white, 30th. . .. Luke Martin and Laura White, colored, 30th. f rWilliam Ellerbe and Rosanna Ingram, colored, 30th. . Nicodemus Allen and Delia Bennett, colored, 30th. ,,-Walter Bloomfield and Josie Blue, colored, 30th. Jno. B. Wall, Jr., and Alder Ellerbe, colored, Dec. 2nd. , Wm. L. Fletcher' and Annie May Jones, colored, Dec. 3rd. Samuel Dumas and Ida Chis tiolm, colored, 5th. , Negro W. S. S. Workers. Editor Post-Dispatch: As chairman for the colored people in the Victory Drive, I have tried to encourage my peo ple as best I could to pledge all they can in subscribing to War Savings Stamps. The following are the ones appointed as local chairmen and assistants: Rockingham township C. M. Fletcher, Vick Ingram, D. W, Wall, J. P. Covington. Mineral Springs township William Wade, M. D. McLain, Harry Snead. Marks Creek Rev. C. W. Carver. Wolf Pit Sims Harrington, Treston Little. Beaver Dam Dixon Watkins, Rev. T. H. Lindsey. Black Jack J. C. Ellerbe, Lew is Dockery, Jesse Wall. Steele's Rev.-P. A. McCrea, Rev. J. W. Little, Rev. T. J. Leak. A. C. Leak, M. S. Stansill, L C. Morgan. J. L. Wooley, assistant county chairman. We are hoping for a good report from all our peo ple. ' ' Thomas T. Taylor. - At the Star Theatre SATURDAY "A Fight for a Million,", featuring William Duncan. A corking Western aerial in IS weeks begins at Star Saturday, Dec 7th. $35.00 all wool Velour longcoats, Kgr ti iinnied, newest style, sale 118.75 at Arensona, " One of those bags Or suit cases at Dockery-McNairs would make a useful Christmas present ' Full Time at Bank. ; - , B. Furman Reynolds is now at the Bank of Rockingham as "lull time" cashier. He was .elected to this position by the directors several monthe ago, but his duties as Register of Deeds prevented his exercising more than a gen eral supervision over the position. Tfow that he is out of the Regis ters office, he will devote his entire time to the bank. With the coming of Mr. Rey nolds, the Bank transferred Jas. Edwards Tuesday to the McRae Grocery Company. ' Rainy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day was ai ideal day to stay at home. Fol lowing a balmy day Wednesday the skies clouded during tbt night and Thanksgiving morn ing the rain was falling steadily Business in the city was at i standstill, but the industrial en terprises ran as usual. The post office observed Sunday hours, and the Carriers had a holiday. The cog slipped by the climate gave a new lease on life to many patridges and rabbits that wen slated for slaughter. The elt ments ruled otherwise for many followers of Isacc Walton, as well as would-be Nimrods. Thanksgiving services were held in the Baptist church the night previous, and at the Meth odist church the morning ol Thanksgiving Day. $7.50 solid leather men's shoes, guaranteed, sale $4.49 at Aren son's. v. State Warrants Etc V For sale: at Post-Dispatch office State Warrants, Warranty Dtcds Mortgage Deeds, Chattel Mort gage, Agricultural Lien and Chat tel Mortgages. 30c heavy check homespun, sale 17c at Arenson's. ANGLES' JINGLES IT CANT BE DONE. It can't be done, you can't back down, so dad you might as well come over for that nifty lid for which my mother fell; I know It's tough to dig so deep, but dad be. game stand pat, you know the Jig la up for mother Bays she wants that hat. And while we know that you are boss, that you have got .the say, when mother wants a thinj I find, Bhe always wins the day, so what's the use to be grouch, lt doesn't get you much, cheer up and bravely beat lt through, don't lean upon a crutch. Throw back your shoulders, raise your head, tell mother with a smile, 'That ltd Is just the stuff, old girl, it's something worth your while; lt makes you look so young and trim so pretty and so neat, I'm more than pleased to have a chance to hand to you this treat." How much more cheerful she will feel, how happy shewlll be, how much more she will like the hat and much more think ot thee, for dad you'll get It anyway, If rocks lt took a ton, you can't avoid lt and you wont lt slm- y . a. ply can't be done. MICklE SAYS MNV It FUNNV. HOM IMMEM i - - -- A r CLUCK ITS SORE 6.M' I STOPS HIS PAPER, HE ACTS I SURPRISED REC.Aiiee urn OONT ALU BUST OUT INTO I TEARS AND HAN Or CRAPE vN THE DOOR V FOOD EXPORTS America Called ,on by End of! War to Supply Added . ' - v:'i,v Millions. ECONOMY STILL NEEDED. .. 1 ' - u Over Three Times Pre-War 6hlpmenta Required Situation In Wheat and '; Fats Proves Government's , Pellcy Sound. .:. 'J With the guns' In Europe silenced. we have now to consider a new world food situation. But there can be no hope that the volume of our exports ran be' lightened to the slightest de gree with the cessation of hostilities. Millions of people liberated from the I'russlan yoke are now depending upon ns for the food which will keep- them from starvation. With food the United States made- It possible for the forces of democ racy to bold out to victory. To Insure democracy In the world, we must con tinue to live simply In order that we may supply these liberated nations oft Europe with food. Hunger among s people Inevitably breeds anarchy. American food must complete the work of making the world safe for democ racy. Last year we sent 11,820,000 tons ofi food to Europe. For the present year. with enly the European Allies to feed,. we had originally pledged ourselves to4 a program that would have tncreised our exports to 17,600,000 tons.. Now, to feed the liberated nations, we will have to export a total of not less than 20,000,000 toas practically the , limit of leading capacity at our porta. . Re viewing the world food situation, we flnd that some foods wlU be obtainable- , la quantities sufficient to meet all " world needs under a regime of eco nomical consumption. On the ether band, there will be marked world shortages In some Important commodi ties. ;:. ... . Return to Normal Bread Leaf. With the enlarged wheat crop which American farmers have grown, and the supplies of Australia, the Ar gentine and other markets now acces sible to shipping, there are bread grains enough to enable the nations to- ' return to their normal wheat loaf, provided we continue to mill flour at a high percentage of extraction' an maintain economy In eating and the avoldance of waste. In fats there will be a heavy short ageabout 8,000,000,000 pounds ln pork products, dairy products and -vegetable oils. While there will be s shortage of about three million tons In rfch protein feeds for dairy ani mals, there will be sufficient supplies of other feedstuffs to allow economical consumption. In the matter of beef, the world' supplies are limited to the capacity of the available refrigerating ships; The supplies of beef In Australia, the Ar gentine and the United States are suf ficient to load these ships. There will be a shortage in the Importing coun tries, but we. cannot hope to expantf exports materially for the next month In view of the bottle neck In trans portation.. We will have a sufficient supply of sugar to allow normal consumption In. this country If the other nations re tain their present short rations or In crease them only slightly. For the countries of Europe, however, to in crease their present rations to a mo- terlal extent will necessitate our shar ing a part of our own supplies wltiV them.- . Twenty Million Tons of Food, Of the world total, North America wilt furnish more than 60 per cenU The United -States, including the West Indies, wlU be called upon to furnish 120,000,000 tons of food of all kinds a compared with our pre-war exports of about 6,000,000 tons. While we will be able to change our program In many respects, even a casual survey of the world supplies lu comparlHon to world demands shows conclusively that Europe will know fnvilne unless the American people bring their home consumption down to the barest minimum that will main tain health and strength. There are conditions of famine in Europe that will be beyond our power to remedy. There are 40,000,000 peo ple in North Russia whom there la small chance of reaching with food this winter. - Their transportation is demoralised in complete anarchy, and shortly many of their ports will be frozen, even if Internal transport could be realised. ' To Preserve Civilization. At this moment Germany has tot alone sucked the food . and animals ' from all those musses of people she has dominated and left starving, but she has left behind her a total wreck age of social institutions, and tbla mass of people is now confronted wltb absolute anarchy. r If wo value our own safety and the social drganlzatlon of the world, if wo value the preservation pf civilization Itself, wo cannot permit growth of thl cancer In this world's vitals. - : Famine la the mother of anarchy. From the Inability of governments to scar food for their people grow revolution and chaos. From an ability to supply their people grows stability of government and thetdefeat of an archy. Ind we put It . on no higher . ptano than oar interests In the pro tsctiM C oar Institutions, we must booth- earsorres m,-solution of Jala -P.'.B.'."-jB"y