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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
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
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
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
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
Deputy Clerk to Clerk of Court
J. A. McAulay, Henry C. Guth
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'
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
"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.
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.
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America Called ,on by End of!
War to Supply Added . ' -
v:'i,v Millions.
.. 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
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
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

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