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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
IMPORTANT NEWS
THE WORLD OVER
IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS OF THIS
AND OTHER NATIONS FOR
8EVEN DAYS GIVEN
THE NEWS IT THE SOUTH
What Is Taking Place In Ths South,
land Will Be Found In
Brief Paragraph!
Foreign-
A flying automobile Is the latest
development In the French aero world.
A successful demonstration of an or
dinary automobile with folding wings,
two engines, one of ten-hor3epower
for land going and the other of 300
horsepower for air travel was held
recently at Due, Seine-et-Oise. The
machine performed all the usuul feats
of an airplane and also of an auto
mobile. Two persons wens killed outright and
eight wounded when a bomb exploded
In a trnmcar carrying a load of ship
yard workers along Royal avenue. Bel
fast, Ireland.
November 21 was a day of funerals
In Belfast, Ireland. Twelve Roman
Catholics and six Protestants were In
terred as the result of the recent riot
ing. Belfast (Ireland) reports that a new
reign of terrorism and much looting
have rendered that city as turbulent
as It was a few months since.
informal exchanges anent naval
armament continue between Individ
ual delegates to the arms conference
and naval experts, with an air of grow
ing confidence that details of the
American plan, although requiring con
siderable time for determination, will
eventually bring all the powers Into
agreement.
War broke out again In rtolfast as
the Visiter government assumed con
trol of the police establishment, tak
ing over police affairs from the em
pire government. At least twenty per
sons are believed to have been killed
by bombs or bullets.
Washington
Spokesmen for all the powers In the
disarmament conference have pledged
themselves to cut land armaments. Brl-:
anil, premier of France, told. In spark-:
ling French, of France's fears that
the restoration of Prussianism was a
possibility, and that Germany and Rus-
sia could mobilize an army of seven
million men at an instant's notice. Put
Balfour, spokesman for Great Britain,
rose and said Great Britain was unter
rifled and pledged Britain's aid to
France against an Invasion of France
by Goth or Visigoth.
A resolution declaring for the terri-
tnrtnl nm! nrlmlnUtrnHva Into, !
j " ""(.' i trustees of the mother church in Bos
China was adopted unanimously by j ton, won mu
iuo tomri coi e tuinuiuirn UII I ileum
and far eastern questions. The reso
lution, the first concrete action of the
armament limitation conference has
been drafted, and presented by Elihu
Hoot, one of the American delegates.
An agreement embodying the resolu
tion has been signed by eight powers.
China refraining from attaching her
signature because she rould not vpry
well pass upon a document expressing
a policy concerning herself.
Uoth houses ot congress nave agreed ,
upon the maternity bill, and It has 1
gone to the president. It Is stated that i
there Is no doubt about presidential !
approval. j
jne urst ana special session ot tne i
sixty-seventh congress ended recently,
after President Harding had visited
the capltol and signed measures enact
ed in the closing hours. Chief among
the measures signed by Mr. Harding
were the tax revision and maternity
bills, each of which, for several
months, has occupied the attention of
one branch of congress or the other.
The final adjournment of the special
session of the sixty-seventh congress,
says a correspondent, accentuates a
seven and a half months' national
legislative record that is the most re
markable in the nation's history for
its absolute lack of tangible construc
tive result.
A 10 per cent reduction in carload
freight rates on farm products, coup
led with reduction In railroad wages,
was proposed by the carriers to the
Interstate commerce commission re
cently as a substitute for the order
of the commission dated October 20,
reducing rates on hay and grain ship
ments. The protest of Mayor Stewart of
Savannah, Go., against action of pro
hibition agents in that city In enter
ing private homes "apparently without
warrants," was received at the white
house recently and forwarded to Pro
hibition Commissioner Haynes, with a
request for an Immediate and thor
ough Investigation.
Postmaster General Hayes has for
mally requested postmasters to lend a
hand In attempts to locate missing peo
ple.
Heads of the delegations of nine na
tions participating In discussions of
far eastern questions are understood,
at the executive committee sessions,
to have expressed themselves as heart
ily adhering to the principles of the
open door, equal opportunity and ter
ritorial integrity of China.
The interstate commerce commis
sion has followed up its recent order
canceling class rates In territory south
of the Ohio and west ot the Mississip
pi, which railroads sought to put into
effect June 28, by cancelling carload
commodity rates as well.
Fifty six advances for agricultural
and lire stock financing, aggregating
12,073,000, were approved recently by
the War Finance corporation. Of this
sum Georgia received, $25,000.
The anti-medical beer bill was sign
ed recently by President Harding.
Signature of the -bill on which con
gressional action was completed re
cently automatically closed the gap
in the nation's prohibition laws re
realed by Attorney-General Palmer in
an opinion that there waa nothing in
the Volstead act to preclude the pre
scription ot beer as medicine.
The negotiations re.nting to both
the far east and armament limitation
Is moving more slowly as the atten
tion of arms delegates is passing from
general policies to specific details.
China's economic embarrassments Is
forming the text of the far eastern
discussions, which resulted in the ap
pointment of a sub-committee of repre
sentatives of nine nations to study
the whole subject of administrative
autonomy for the Chinese republic
with particular reference V tariff and
tax restrictions.
The land armament problem Is being
considered at various Informal confer
ences during the day, and a meeting
of the armament committee of thf
whole has been called, with the ex
pectation that Premier Briand of the
French republic will say at least a
word as to hjs country's attitude on
reduction of armies.
Senator Thomas E. Watson, like a
bolt of lightning from a clear sky, sent
thrills through the country when he
lined himself against Ford in the eel
ebratad Ford Newberry senatorial con
test in the United States senate. He
made It plain that be was not willing
to condemn a whole race, as he alleges
Ford has done through his paper, for
the sins of a few men. He pointed to
the scintillating stars the Jewish nice
has produced Pavld, Solomon. Abra.
ham, Jesus and pointed to the fact
that the sacred literature of the Jew
contained the germ of all political and
religious freedom, and coinied the wnv
to life beyond this earth.
By a vote of 232 to lot) the house ap
proved the tax revision bill as rewrit
ten in conference, and the probability
of an early adjournment becomes al
most a certuiny, Before adopting the
conference report on the bill, the house
defeated, 202 to 141. a motion from the
Democratic side to send the measure
back to conference.
Domestic
A man identified as George Felf, 4",
a former brewer of Chattanooga.
Tenn., committed suicide recently by
Inhaling gas at a boarding house In
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Glenn Suttton, aged 29. of Morgan
town, W. Va., an engineer for the
West Virginia Utilities company, was
killed and an assistant was .seriously
Injured recently when an explosion
wrecked the gas compressor plant of
the company.
Dr. Max Heiner, of New York City,
who has recently returned from F.u-
rnie. .reports that cancer of the face
,s he,n6 successfully treated by the
use or rnniiim.
The bridge tender at Lonenort V
T 1 l . .
mm uuzzarus nying around a i
particular spot. He got a skiff and
rowed and poled to the center of the
buzzards circle. There he found the
body of one of the eleven fishermen
who went out from the village of An
glesea recently and were overtaken
by a storm and lost.
The directors ot the Christian Sci
ence church. In a suit against the
. . ' .
umi me ui rectors nave autnorlty to ,
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it is stated from Richmond. Va., that
there is probability that Marshal Foch
will cancel his entire southeastern
itinerary.
Announcement Is made after a con- i KranUlin n,ntr. Is the champion spel
ference at Memphis. Tenn., between lpr of th ?rammllr Rrane achools of
Asa J. Rountree of Birmingham, Ala., j Nortn Carolina, and Myrtle Bradley,
director general of the Bankhead of West Gastonla, Gaston county, and
Highway association, and represent,!, ijfIlian SallinR. of the Hemmingway
ies oi me state nrancties or the or-1
ganization In Tennessee, Mississippi :
and Arkansas, that the next annual (
meeting of the association will be held
in Phoenix, Ariz., April 24-29, 11122.
a short address the regiment nf
twenty - four hundred midshipmen
marked the visit of Marshal Foch to
the naval academy at Annapolis, Md.
He was given a great ovation.
Thomas M. Price, a merchant ol
Waco, Texas, shot and fatally wounded
his wife at Gulfport, Miss., as they
alighted from a Gulf and Ship Island
train that had Just arrived from Jack
son, Miss.
Zey Prevon, known in musical com
edy circles as Zey Prevost. gave evi
dence against Fatty Arbuckle through
which the state is going to try to hold
him guilty of manslaughter In connec
tion with the death of Virginia Rappe,
In the celebrated San Francisco homi
cide. Oliver Vandervort, 22, who claims
to be a fur dealer, In Wilmington, Ohio,
Is held under a murder charge In the
Clinton county Jail following a triple
murder at Cuba, a village near that
city.
Miss Grace Halstead, a nurse who
attended Miss Virginia Rappe at the
time of her death In a sanltorium at
San Francisco, testified In the Roscoe !
Arbuckle trial that bruises found on
the girl's body could not have been
inflicted after her death.
The Automobile Association, In ses
sion in Detroit, announces that it will
make an effort to Increase the num
ber of automobile clubs throughout the
country and bring about a closer co
operation between various clubs for
the benefit of the members.
New York bade Marshal Foch "au
revolr" November 20, sending him oft
on a swing about the continent that
will not end until December 23, when
he returns to New York to sail the
next day for France.
come effective before Christmas.
The provisional government of Dis
trict 14, United Mine Workers of
America, recently issued a proclama
tion from Pittsburg, Kans., to all lo
cals and members of the district re
voking the charters of locale which
did not resume work on November
M and suspending the members.
Tie United States railroad board an
nounces that new working rules for
the six shop crafts will probably be
completed and issued In time to be-
A movement to educate the people
of the world to live one hundred years
is suggested by Dr. Stephen Smith,
99 years old, who declared In an ad
dress, in New York City, that the Mo
saic law limited the span ot life to
three-score years and ten was all
wrong. He pointed to the fact that
Moses himself proved the falsity ot
th law by living forty years bjyond
bia allotted time, t
m
BEGUN
10
PIEDMONT AND NORTHERN CON
NECTION IS TO BE MADE AT
MOUNT HOLLY.
80,000 GAIN IN HORSEPOWER
Estimate Mad That It Will Tako Two
Years for the Completion of the
Huge Dam and Power Plant
Raleigh.
Work hat already started In put
ting in supplies for the building of
three and a half miles of track from
the site of the big power dam devel
opment of the Southern Power com
pany at Mountain Island, on the Ca
tawba river, to Mt. Holly, where the
Piedmont, & Northern connection will
be made, for the purpose of handling
tne matter also to be used In the con
' struction of the monstrous dam for
! hydro-electric power.
I Contract for the grading of the
! roadbed has been let by the Southern
I Power company to the Bolton Con
struction company, of Marlon, this
i state, and the firm of Reed & Lowe,
of Charlotte, has been awarded the
contract for building the trestel over
I Dutchman's creek, between Mt. Holly
I and Mountain Island.
Cross-ties, rails and other equip
ment have been contracted for.
With the completion of the branch
i line supplies for erecting the dam that
; will provide 80.000 additional horse
power In hydroelectric power to the
Southern Power company will begin
to move to Mountain Island.
Kstimates are that It will take two
years for the completion of the huge
dam and power plant at that site.
lpvl'1 Tucker Confirmed.
Washington, (Special). Irvin B.
Tucker, of Columbus county, was con
firmed for district attorney of the
eastern district. He got through in
quick time.
Nominations for postmasters were
sent to the senate as folows:
Noah J. Grimes, at Cooleemee;
Chester A. Hinton, Pomona; Herman
K. Lasslter, Seaboard; Albert A. Jar-
man. Richards; William K. Linney,
Wllkesboro
Schools Must Run 6 Months.
"Gentlemen, the law must be in
terpreted In such a way as to insure
the operations of the schools of the
state for six months; the constitution
says that they must be run for six
months, and the law must be so inter
preted,'' Dr. E. C. Brooks, state su
perintendent of Public Instruction, as-
,t.orf tho rra Vitinrlrod motnhori nf
,h Ai,i,, n, cni, s.m.rin.
tendents at their Initial session.
Louisburg has Best Speller.
Wilson B. MoAon, Jr., seventh
rr-uH.k uti,!..nt In (ha T .niituhurEr ttchfin
school, Wilmington, hold second and
,nr place, respectively, among 88
students who participated In the state
, pelling contest here.
,
Camp Bragg Litigation Ended.
Litigation between the War Depart
ment and owners of land now em
braced in the Camp Bragg confines,
near Fayettevllle, will end when Judge
H. Q. Connor, United States district
court, signs a decree fixing the values
which tentatively fixed give the claim
ants a total ot (900.(40 against $1,311,
347.22 as fixed by the board ot ap
praisers. More Money for Agriculture.
North Carolina gets another big
wad of money from the war finance
corporation by its latest announce
ment, the total being (348,000. Of
this amount (200,000 goes to an ex
porting firm for the exports of tobac
co, (100,000 to one North Carolina
bank and (48.000 to another North
Carolina bank ter use in agricultural
purposes.
Indifferent In Face of Death.
Leaving his cell with a sickly smile
upon his face, W. Y. Westmoreland,
Iredell county, white man, staggered
down the corridor of death row, seat
ed himself unaided in the death cha'j.
and paid the ultimate penalty tor
'.-at degree murder. He went to his
:eath with his lips sealed as to the
crime with which he was charged,
the murder In cold blood over a year
ago of J. H. Nance, Statesvllle Jitney
driver.
His face wss a deathly white when
he emerged from his cell.
Probs for Tennessee Hetpltal.
Washington, (Special). Alleged In
human treatment and poor or bad
food at hospitals where United States
ex-service men are b'elng treated has
aroused the authorities here and Sen
ator Overman thinks that these
should be Inquired into.
In his letter to Mr. Overman Direc
tor Forbes said:
"Your Interest in this matter Is
greatly appreciated and I assure you
careful consideration will be given
the entire subject. '
Oovernor Will Not Interfere.
Governr Morrison refused to Inter
fere with the four-year sentence met
ed out to H. B. Futrell, white man of
Wayne county, who was convicted of
Inciting a riot by leading the Golds
boro mob which tried to break and
enter the Wayne county courthouse to
lynch two negroes held there for the
murder ot a white store-keeper Fut
rell was tried in Wilson county.
The Governor gave no reasons for
his decision to decline the pardon or
to extend any form of executive clem
ency to the prisoner. '
POWER
DM
The Lightest Pardon A ek.
Governor Morrison closed th light
est "pardon week" since his inaugura
tion of the plan, hearing a number of
applications for executive clemency
and announcing a number of applica
tions for executive clemency and an
nouncing the granting of two paroles,
The executive failed to make an
nouncement of his decision In a num
ber of cases which he considered, Btat
Ing that he would announce the re
sult of his consideration of the ap
peals later.
Charles A. Brady, of Guilford coun
ty, who has served two years of a
three year centence for abortion, was
paroled, the petition for the extension
of executive clemency having been
signed by both Judge Shan and Solici
tor Brower who handled the case.
J. F. Johnson, Iredell county, who
has served six months on a year's
sentence for having too much whiskey
In his possession, was paroled upon
recommendation of Solicitor Hayden
Clement, who prosecuted him .
The first two "pardon weeks" were
filled to overflowing with appeals for
pardons and paroles. Oovernor Mor
rison's Insistence upon the recommen
dation of the Judge or the solicitor
In the case, or both, has had Its effect
upon pardon seekers, with the result
that the past week has been an un
usually light one.
Law Enforcement Convention.
R. L. Davis, superintendent of ttio
North Carolina Anti-Saloon league,
has Issued the following call to pas
tors, churches and officials and Sun
day school teachers, In connection
with the law enforcement convention
to be held soon in Washington.
"The greatest law enforcement con
vention ever held will be on at Wash
ington, P. C, December 6, 7, and 8.
"Those who attend the convention
will hear the speakers, learn the
facts, catch the spirit and go back
home determined to organize the pa
triotic citizens In their communities
and drive out the liquor sellers. If
your community needs law enforce
ment elect a delegate or two to rep
resent your church, school, or class
and send him to this convention. Why
not send your pastor?"
A. R. P. Assembly Grounds,
"Donclarken" Is the name that has
been selected for the recently pur-
chased assembly grounds of the Asso
ciate Reformed PreBbyterlan church,
near Hendersonvllle.
The name is a combination of parts
of two Latin words, "bonus, clarus"
and "ken," the first meaning good,
the Becond clear and the third vision.
The combination, therefore, Is de
scriptive, meaning the pluee Is high
and gives a "good, clear vision of the
surrounding country.
May Not be "Freeze Out."
Norfolk, Va.. (Special). Virginia
league officials' denied reports that,
the rule adopted at the meeting ot the '
baseball owners In Portsmouth, giving
all the receipts, except at holiday ; ment veterans' bu
games, to the home team, was design- reau.
ed to "freeze out" North Carolina Himself a vet
teams. 1 erati and a Le-
The meeting of the league to be
held in Norfolk December 15 will be
"show down" day, as league mag-
nates here expressed It, when It will
be finally determined whether the
North Carolina cities will remain, or
whether the league will be composed
entirely of Virginia cities.
Wooten and Gunn Wanted.
I'rank Wooten and Jack Gunn, two
yolmg white men, were brought be
foi? United States Commissioner J.
W, Cobb at Charlotte, and required to
give bond in the sum of $1,000 each
for their appareance at the April tern
of federal court In Greenville, S. C,
to answer charges of having received
and transported whiskey.
An Appeal to Presbyterians.
Governor Morrison, A. D. Watts, B.
R. Lacy, James R. Young, A. W. Mc
Lean and James Sprunt, live of North
Carolina's prominent cltisens have
Joined in an appeal to the Presbyter-;
ians of North Carolina to support
the program out-lined for Barium
Springs Orphanage.
Funeral of Captain Conn.
The funeral ot Captain D. O. Conn,
Confederate veteran and for many
years Superintendent of Bulletins at
the State Department of Agriculture,
was held Saturday at the First Bap
tist church of which he had been a
loyal member.
Rearrested After Seventeen Years.
After seventeen years of freedom
Jonathan Bennett, Yancey county
mountaineer, must come back to the
state prison and begin again a fif
teen year sentence for manslaughter.
A trio of serious Indictments against
him In Yancey county superior court
has resulted in revocation by Oov
ernor Morrison of his parole, and he
must serve time for a fatal liquor
party In 130S, when he slew a woman
friend.
Bennett served a year of his sen
tence tor manslaughter and escaped.
F. U. Officers Reelected.
The old officers of the North Caro
lina Farmers union went back Into of
fice without opposition at session of
the annual meeting .
The farmers spent the day hearing
speeches by delegates and framing
resolutions on several subjects of in
terest to the people.
R. W .H. Stone, of Guilford, Is pres
ident; Dr. J. M. Templeton, of Wake,
vice president.
The far famed H. Q. Alexander re
mains as ehalrma of the executive
committee.
Meeting "of Polk Lore Society.
The ninth annual session of the
North Carolina Folk-Lore Society will
be held in Raleigh on the afternoon
ot Friday, December S. The program
will include the address by the Presi
dent, Dr. James 8prunt, of Wilming
ton; "Our Medical superstitions and
Their Cost," by Professor E. V. How-
ell; "Experiences in Searching for
Folk-8ongs In Western North Caro
lina," by Miss Maude Kinish; "Folk
Lore as Material for a Native Drama,"
by Professor Frederick H. Koch.
TtIE .
AHEDH9N
mad
(Copy for Thl Doptrtnirnt Supplied by
the Amfrlemi Legion Nowi Barvlo.)
FINDS JOBS FOR LEGION MEN
Minnesota Department Commander
Holds Remarkable Record at Sol
dier, Citizen and Legionnaire.
Dr. A. A. VatiDyke, Minneapolis,
Minn., newly elected commander of the
Minnesota Depart
ment of the Amer
ican Legion, Is ac
credited, among
other things, with
i lmvl"K f"m,(1 J"1
for 1,H) ex-serv-
Ice men. The new
commander has a
remarkable record 1
as a soldier, cltl-
zen and legion
nti I re. !
When the Ainer- !
lean Legion came 1
Into being, Dr. Yanl'yke Immediately
became an active member, lie was the
tlrst vice commander of St. Paul Post
No. S, which nt the time was the larg
est post In the I'nlted States, lie has j
served as chairman of the ltamsey ;
county welfare committee iiiid. was a .
inber of the legislative committee
Instrumental In getting the soldiers'
bonus bill before the legislature.
Doctor VnnDyke was born In Alexan
dria, Minn., and was graduated In V,m)3
from the I'lilverslty of Chicago School
of Medicine, lie later completed a
course in dentistry at I'lilverslty of
Minnesota. During the war he enlisted
in the sk'unl corps nml because of pre
vious training In artillery was sent to
the M. (I. It. S. camp in New Jersey
as Instructor,
THE DISABLED ARE FAVORED
Director of the Government Veterans'
Bureau Aims to Give the Doubt
to Claimants.
Gen. Red Tape, merciless fop nf the
disabled man, has been almost en
tirely eliminated
through efforts of
the American I.e-
, ginh m ts Kll(,.
cessful campaign
for the passage
of the Sweet bill
and the efforts
of Charles II.
Forbes, director
of the govern-
glonnalre, Mr. Forbes bus adopted a
policy of seeking out the disabled man,
Instead of letting the disabled man's
claim tlnil Its way Into it pigeon hole
via the route of red tape.
Tile i-ovorlitnefir tint tin fnl to HI-
vlded authority In Its dealing with ex- i
i,.u m..., -i,h ihu , ii,...,, ,.f
Mr. Forbes us head of the veterans'
bureau. This bureau dispenses the
Insurance, l..ks after hospital ca .mi
the dltllcult task of restoring disabled
men to their former earning capacity,
or creating them itnew through voca
tional training.
Mr. Forbes' policy In dealing with
compensation claims of disabled men
nnd women gives the doubt to the
I'lnlmnnt. "No claim," snys Mr.
Forbes, "shall be disallowed unless the
disallowance Is Imperative, und doubts
are to he decided In favor of the dis
abled man or woman."
j
' HQW TO CURE UNEMPLOYMENT
Secretary of Labor, Writing In Legion
Weekly, Tells How Situation
May Ds Relieved.
Writing In the Amerlcon Legion
Weekly on "Seeking the Cure for Un
employment," James J. Davis, secre
tary of labor, sums up the cure In a
single paragraph as follows:
"Wage earners can help by giving
up unreasonable demands, so that em
ployers can afford to start their mills
again, or so that buildings can be
built houses, schools, factories,
stores. Merchants can help by giving
up unreasonable profits, so thnt more
people can afTord to buy clothing,
furniture, food and general supplies.
The landlord can help by lowering un
reasonable rents, so that workmen can
afford to accept a wage that shall be
come a living wage as rents are
lowered."
Warm Welcome for "Legion" 8teamer.
After having clipped ten hours oft
the record run between New York and
Rio de Janlero, the all-American-manned
steamer American Legion, has
returned to New York, following her
maiden voyage. The vessel, with the
majority of Its crew members of the
Legion, waa greeted in every South
American port it touched by Legion
posts. Along the Platte river from
Montevideo to Buenos Ayres, the cap
tain reported, launches put out from
shore and their owners cracked bot
tles of wine and champagne over the
bow plates of the ship as she slowly
made her way up the river. This, he
said, was the South American Legion
naires' way of expressing their wel
come, '
A Great Light,
The skipper was examining an am
bitious gob who wanted to be a gun
net's mate.
"How much does a six-pound shell
weigh 7" he asked.
"I don't know," the gob confessed.
"Well, what time does the twelve
o'clock train leaver
Twelve o'clock."
"All right; then how much does a
six-pound shell weigh 7"
"Ah," said the youthful mariner,
great light dawning on him. "Twelve
pounds." American Legjon Wel-kly,
1
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WOMAN SAVED BY LEGION MAN
Mississippi Lieutenant Awarded French
Medal of Honor and Life ,
Saving Emblem.
A woman caught In a Jam of civil
ians fleeing a town In the war zone
of France wag
forced over the
parapet of a
bridge, falling in
to a stream 70
feet below. Sever
al French officers
looked on In hor
ror, but a young
American officer
without hesitation
leaped after the
submerged worn
an, bringing her
to the surface and
safely landing her on the shore.
The' hero woe George A. Dunagln
who at the time was a lieutenant In
the HalRon service of the United States
j army. For his brnvery he was award-
aA the Vratn.h ,.ll nt hum,, unrl tho
I romrresslnm.1 llf savin ,ne,1l.
I , , , . . .
I T,),ll,'' nunngln Is In charge of the
?.h"'vT I'"'.). ,,MrttlPn "f ,ne
rniieu Htntes veteran s nurenu in
Paris and London, and wus assigned
by the American Legion to assist Gen
eral Dawes In the Investigation of the
needs of disabled ex-service men.
Dunagln was born at Laurel, Miss.,
and was educated nt the Mississippi
A. A M. College. His military ser
vice, which, after an Injury sustained
In a machine gun accident, was In the
diplomatic corps, took blm to seven
teen European countries.
"LEGI0NAIRE" NAME OF TOWN
Arkansas Doughboys Settle on Adjoin
ing Tracts In Oklahoma and Form
2,500-Acre Colony.
They are beating their swords Into
plowshares Is the biblical way of say
ing that veterans of the World war are
'olt!g back to the farm.
In Arkansas, on n 2,fioVicre tract, a
"colony" of sixteen former service men
descended from Tlllsa, nkla., nnd set
tled on adjoining quarter-sections uf
land. ll of them were members of
l he Joe ('arson post of the American
Legion and they plan to establish a
trading center anil town under the
name "i.eglonalre."
The doughboy colony Is In Scott
county. Most of the settlers will be
able to call the land their own In sev
en months as the state -allows two
years of war service to count on the
residence requirement.
Some of the nen will spend the win
ter on their land, clearing timber,
building, hunting and trapping. It Is
estimated that 1(X service men of Till
su ultimately will settle on government
land.
WAR WORKER AIDS JOBLESS
Entertainer During Conflict Enlists to
Help Unemployed Ex. Service
Men In New York.
Miss F.llerhe Wood will be remem
bered by many ex-sendee men for her
worn as an en
tertainer of the
Y' M' C' A- cori's
" rrance. With
her own troupe
of young women
.she spent a year
h e e r I n g the
doughboys In the
overseas camps.
Her service, bow
ever, did not enil
with the w a r.
She lias enlisted
to help the unem-
ployed ex-service men in New York.
When "The Man Without a Coun
try," the fllm-verslon of Kdward Ever
ett Hule's historical story, was shown
In New York under auspices of the
American Legion, Miss Wood volun
teered her services, and at each per
formance read the preamble to the con
stitution of the Legion and gave a pa
triotic reading. The proceeds from
the show were used In the welfare
work among Jobless ex-servlee men.
MAKES CITIZENS OF ALIENS
Amerlcanlxation Committee of Montana
Post Successful In Preparing Ap
plicants for Naturalisation.
Training aliens for citizenship has
been successfully carried out by the
Americanization committee of the
Great Falls, (Mont.) post of the Amer
ican Legion. A class of 87 aliens has
Just finished preparation for natural
ization under direction ot the
I-eglnn committee, and 87 of them
were admitted to citizenship. This
was an unusually high percentage, ac
cording to the naturalization officer.
Another class of 100 foreigners la
now In training for the citizenship
test. They receive Instructions from
the Legion committee twice a week.
Following the course of Instruction
they are subjected to preliminary ex
aminations to determine their fitness
tor citizenship.
Many Graves are Unmarked.
Because of a shortage ot government
grave-markers and the failure of
congress to appropriate funds for
their purchase, the graves of thousands
of Americans killed overseas are un
marked In this country, according to
a report of the American Legion, filed
at Washington. The Legion's legisla
tive committee will petition the
congress to set aside sufficient funds
to allow the purchase of a marker for
each grave, ai required by t law.
Yen Win.
Griggs WelL today la Sunday. Shall
we go to churcht
Biggs ril toes this quarter to de
cide. Beads, golf; talla, fishing; edge,
church. Get your tackle. American
Legion Weekly.
An Added Attraction.
In one way the auto la far ahead
of the airplane." (
"How's thatr
"Well, if anything goes wrong with
the auto you can alwaya get out, and
push." Amerlcun Legion Weel
5t
i Weekljj.
IMPROVED UNIFORM INTERNaIIONAL
SundaySchool
f tesson 1
Teru-her of English Ulule In the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
Copyright, mi, Wntern C.w.pap.r Union.
LESSON FOR DECEMBER 4
PAUL IN MELITA AND ROME.
LESSON TEXT Acte M:1-J1,
OOLDEN 'l'EXT-1 am ready to preach
the goapel to you that are at Rome alio.
For 1 am nut ashamed of the gospel ot
Christ; for It la the power of Uod unto
salvation to everyone that bellevetii.
Horn. 1:16, 1.
HKFEKENCE MATERIAL Mark 16:11'
Horn. 1:8-17.
PRIMARY TOFIC-Tte End of Pauls
Journey,
JUNIOR TOPIC-The End of a Long
Journey,
INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC
-Paul Living In Rome,
YOUNO PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC
-Paul's Mlnlntry In Rome.
I. The Shipwrecked Crew on Mellta
(vv. 110).
Through the storm they lost their
hearings, and when they were safe on
land they learned tlmt the Island was
culled Mellta.
1. The hospitable reception of the
natives (v. 2). They built a lire and
made them as comfortable Ug possible
:rom tne cold find the rain.
2. Paul gathering sticks for n fire (v.
3). This rs n fine picture of the world's
greatest preacher and missionary not
above picking up sticks for n lire. The
ability ami disposition to serve nntu
rally In whatever way Is the evidence
of capacity for great commissions.
8. Paul bitten by n venomous ser
pent (v. 8). With the sticks that Pnul
gathered there was n serpent. Per
baps It bad already curled Itself up
for Its winter, sleep, but when the
warmth of the lire aroused It It darted
ut Paul and lixwl its fangs upon bis
hand. The natives expected to see him
fall down dead, yet be shook It off,
nothing harmed, At first the natives
concluded tlmt he wus an escaped
murderer and that this was retributive
justice being meied out to him. When
Ihey suw that he was unharmed they
concluded that lie was a god.
' 4. Paul liculs Publlus' father (vv. 7
10). These people ure now getting
some return for their kindness. When
this man of no;e was healed others
cume also and were healed.. To this
they responded In appreciation by load
ing them down with necessar sup
plies.
II. Paul Arrives at Rome (vv. 11-1(5).
, When Puul lunded nt Rome Christ's
chnrgo to the disciples wus fullllled.
After three months' istay nt Mellta.
Puul departs for Rome In the ship Al
exandria, whose sign was Castor and
Pollux. At Syracuse they were de
layed three duys, perhaps for favora
ble winds. At I'uteoU he found breth
ren, at whose request he tarried seven
days. At Applll-Forum and at the Three
Taverns brethren from Rome met him.
From Puteoll the news went before
Paul's coming, and so Interested were
the brethren that they came more
than forty miles to meet lilm. This
greatly encouraged Mm, for which he
gave God thanks. No one, perhaps,
ever enjoyed more close fellowship
with God, nnd Jet ,o man ever en
joyed more and derived more Jionollt
from human fellowship than he.' 'His
readiness to preacfc the gospel at
Rome, which he hud expressed In the
Kpistle to the Konitns, written front
Corinth about three years befor was
now realized. He w-us treated with
great leniency at lUune, for lie was
allowed to hire n house there and live
alone except thut the soldier that re
mained his guard was constantly with
him. Itelng chained to a soldier was
rather Irksome, but jet it gave him a
chance to preach t the soldiers which
lie could not have hod nny other way.
He rejoiced In whatever cl rumstaiiees,
Just so the gospel wus preuched.
III. Paul's Ministry in Rome (vv.
17-31).
1. His conference with the leading
Jews (vv. 17-22). He did not, as
usuul, wult for the Snbbeth day to
speak to the Jews. He only allowed
one day for rest. Ills object was to
have a fair understanding with them.
When they came he endeavored to
conciliate them. He told them that,
though he came as a prisoner, he was
not a criminal. Though his own
countrymen had so sought his life, be
did not come with an accusation
against them. The result of this Inter
view was that the Jews cautiously
took neutral ground, but expressed a
desire to hear what Paul could say In
defense of a sect ahich was every
where spoken against. The fact that
this sect was spoken against Is no evi
dence that It was wrong. Many times
a thing may be wrong In men's minds,
because their Judgments are biased. If
a thing Is right In the sight of God It
matters not what men think about It.
2, Paul expounding the kingdom of
God and persuading concerning Jesus
(vv. 23-31). He pointed out a real
kingdom the Messianic Kingdom with
Jesus as the King. The Kingdom to
Paul meant a definite reign of a defi
nite person, not simply an Improved
state of society. This he showed from
the Scriptures. Be went through the
Old Testament, carefully showing this
to be in harmony with the teaching ot
the law and the prophets. This was
the method his Master had used (Luke
24:27). His exposition lasted from
morning till evening a rather long
sermon.
Fer Selg-Preeervatlon,
For self-preservuHon and self-possession,
for the renewal of our purpose
In life, for a fair estimate of its
various interests, for , calmness and
strength of mind, we need to rise at
times above the ways ot this world,
and to remember what we are, whom
we serve, whither we are called. And
It Is In this that the right use of
Sunday may help us far more than we
fancy. For It is by quiet thought in
the realization of God's presence, and
by prayer and worship, that we must
regain and deepen this remembrance;
It Is by the Holy Eucharist that God
Is ever ready to bear It into our
hearts, and make it tell on all our
ways. Francis Paget

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