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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C. McntreaPs City Hall Destroyed by Fire Washington Sidelight SCOUTS AMERICAN r V "Farm Bloc Has Just Begun to Fight" 1A7ASHIN(JT0N. "The farm bloc has IllKt hecim tn Unlit " Tlmt la - - B B " hl That In ine message of Senator Capper of Kansas, new leader of the agricultural bloc in th United States senate, who Inherited leadership when Senator Kenyon resigned to go on the federal bench. "The legislation In which the hloc has been most active to date." ('aimer explains in discussing his plans for Hie future of this bipartisan agricultural group, "has been m the main emer gency measures. "We are now facing, however, tho task of getting into law matters tlmt must form a great, con structive, national agricultural policy. "Of first Importance to agriculture are lower freight rates. We cannot get back anywhere near to normal until these rates are lowered. Although it Is doubtful that there Is a great deal' that congress can do In tills line, the matter of rates being In the hands of the interstate commerce commis sion, there are two or three things which would help. Among these are: First: Itepenl the guarantee clause of the Each-Cummlngs act. Second: He-' I've JUST 8F6M TO FIGHT m (Conducted by National Council of tht BoT Ncouu of America. store to stale railway commissioner Iiower to correct abuses and dis criminations In local rules. Third: Knact the bill, already passed by die senate, revising the valuation powers of the I. C. (.'., reducing by about throe billions the present recognized valua tion of the railways. "Next to the matter of transporta tion Is the question of agricultural credits. We are Just now getting shaped up a new credit bill. "Next come the problems of market ing. Today tlie I'nlted States has the costliest and most ineltlclent system of marketing of any country In the world." Peace Hath Victories as Well as War ICTl IKIICS of peace and service are to be entered on the ; records of marines alongside the en- tries for service in war and eipml i credit Is to be given for each, accord- i Ing to a new policy outlined in a re- j cent order of Major General John A. Lejeune, commandant of the marine corps. The order relates to the members of the marine corps who took part In the perilous work of rescuing the Imprisoned and Injured at the Knick erbocker theater disaster and directs thut a commendatory notation simi lar to the marking of credit given for participating in battle be entered In the service-record book of every ma- rlne who participated In the work of rescue. According to General I.ejeune this policy Is based on a theory which has seldom ben considered In con nection with the military service, namely, that the marine corps exists not only to serve the nation In war, but to constitute a reserve of eilu caled, trained, technical men readv i to come to the aid of the munirv In any manner In which their services I may he needed In emergencies of i public ,,..., i An apt Illustration of the manner In which the ,'nrps' new policy lias put all marines "on their toes" to : serve the nation wlienewr needed, is ' ftirni.-hed In the hanponim.'s of the' collapse of the Knickerbocker thea ter. The roof of (he ill fated build- j Ing fell shortly after S o'clock on the ' evening of January 'J. Within n ! limner of an hour more than SKI marines with trucks containing Jacks, acetylene torches and other devices were bucking their way through the heavy snow to the scene of the acci dent two miles away. Their work on arrival Is too well known all over the country to need retelling. SCOUTS ON JOB AT DISASTER Hoy scouts rendered conspicuous service in connection with the Knick erbocker theiiler disaster In Washing ton, being not only among the first of the original rescuers but being contin uously in service so long as there was anything to do. Scoutmaster K. H. Hall of Troop OS happened to be close at hand when the disaster occurred mid set to work at once, using hi kinM ledge of first aid to excellent purpose. elcout master King of Tt p 4 was returning from a troop meeting when he learned of I lie tragedy ai.d mobilized his hoys as promptly as possible for service. Other scoutmasters were notified and by Sunday morning as many as .'do scouts were on the Job, helping the police save lives, running errands, distribut ing food, guiding persons to the tem porary morgue, etc. rurlii'iilar praise is due to Assistant Scoutmasters Iluti lilnsoii andVllckof Troop 74, who whit HO hoys, hiked from IVtworth through the snow, arriving on the sci'iie In half an hour. Special men tion is also made of work done by Troop 7:, under Scoutmaster Itohbln ; Troop ;,, uiuler Scoutmaster Taylor. I Ti ps I and -111 also did line work, i Thai the work of the scouts was up j predated bj the authorities Is evi j deuced by ilie following letter from , Uoiicri'l Kamlholl of the War depart j ti l -ii t : "The reports Indicate that the vnl ; Uhtcer sen ice rendered by the boy i scouts during the recent Knickorbock i cr theater disaster is worthy of the hiul.est praise. "The assistance nlven the ollicers and soldiers working at the scene of the alasti'ophe Is gi cully appreciated, and I wish to extend to jou the grateful thanks of my entire omimund fir jour elllcieut and courageous us-sistaiiee." (Copy lh fur Thia Limimni suppllttl American l.Kln Nw Swrvirp I GUIDES BIG HOSPITAL PLAN William Pierce, Minnesota Legion Commander, Keeps Vow Made While Caring for Wounded. A Silent vow made four years ago by a soldier at a French debarkation point will soon he realized by the erection, at Koch- ester, Minn., of a great memorial hospital. W I I I I H 111 J. I'leree, now com mander of the American I.eglon In Minnesota's first district, did not have the op portunity of risk Ing his life In his lie was stationed at a Kronen port, and It was bis duly to meet and receive the lied Cross trains from the front, bearing the maimed bodies of American soldiers. The sufferings of those bleeding, crippled men left an Indelible murk on his mind. He vwed that he would never forget them and that he would never cease to labor for their wel fare. An American Legion meniorlnl hospi tal, whose doors will be perpetually open to any ex-service niun from any part of the nation, Is now under way, with William J. I'leree guiding the project. The $.Vni,ihki needed to erect two IlKl-bed wards and to estab lish Mayo clinic w ill be raised large ly by the showing of patriotic motion pictures throughout Minnestoii, under the auspices of Legion posts. b v . r - JtU -14-1 PSI,W.fl win V.I country's dtfense. esfr- The city hall at Montreal. Camilla, was recently destroved hv lire, ibc nierotis historic records, documents, works of art and city and provincial records were lost, after the lire was fairly under control. I age Is estlnialeil ut $10,000,000. Nil- The picture was taken Send Market Quotations by Wireless Golden Shears for Secretary Hughes TEWSI'Al'Elt correspondents at the capital the other day presented to Secretary of State Hughes u pair of gold desk shears in token of their appreciation for his "kindly assistance to them In iheir work" since assuming office. Why shears? liecause, Atropos, the most Interesting goddess of the Three Kates, is the supremely intelli gent lady with the shears whfl Is sup posed to deal Justly with the fate, not only of individuals but of nations. The gift was presented by Matthew F. Tighe, who has been "covering" .he State department for more than lurty years. "The inscription on the Jirem-nt speaks of its motive as grati tude,' but we now amend it by lidding the words 'personal esteem, regard and ulTection,'" said Mr. Tighe. "We all hope you will live for many years und will make the use of this golden gift that Alexander made of Ids sword Jn cutting the Uordinn knots of inter national diplomacy." t "Nothing Is more difficult," Mr. Hughes said, "than to maintain the proper contuct on the part of u public de- I officer, particularly in the great purtnients, with public opinion. "You, as citizens, understand the Im portance of that, especially in connec tion with the work of the State de partment. "A public officer has always got te remind himself, and he ought to say every morning as be approaches bis task: '1 urn a servant, and It is my business to see what I can do for the American people. I am not a boss, and my little authority or great authority that I hajipen to have for u day is not u personal perquisite.' " GOVERNORS BECOME, SCOUTS Last fall on the steps of the capltoI at Albany, governor .Miller became .'llieiitlly an honorary tenderfoot scout mid subscribed to the scout oath und law. Inning anniversary week u large number of gubernatorial heads followed his example and are now regular scouts. The list of scout governors Includes Cox of Massachu setts, Mcltae of Arkansas, Hlnlne of Wisconsin, l'arker of Loulsiunu, Stephens of California, Campbell of Arizona, (together with entire state legislature), McCray of Indiana, Neff of Texas, McKeJvle of Nebrusku, Suusoiii'l of It In ii if Island, Kendall of Iowa, Kllby of Alabama, Hardee of l-'lorldii, Mahey of L'tab, Morgan of A'ist Virginia, IHxon of Montana, Mavis of Idaho, I droit of Oregon, Mien of Kansas, Croe-beck of Michi gan, Talor of Tennessee, Nostos of North lakota, Morrison of North raroliiNi, I'reiis of Minnesota, and o'flng Governor Coolev of Colorado. AmoiiL' other inlnlls taking the scout alb were many uia.rs, several secre- aries of -.tale and In Trenton, N. J, loo Kiwanlalis. IS STRONG FOR LEGION MEN Naturalization and Registration Bill f I'M GLA0 I CAN KEEP THIS ANEW naturalization and registra tion bill giving Independent cit izenship to women and redeeming Re publican pledges for better economic guidance of alien residents has been Introduced In the house by Repre sentative Albert Johnson of Washing ton, chairman of the immigration com mittee. It reorganizes the naturalization bu reuu of the Department of Labor, changes Its title to "bureau of citizen ship," extends Its scope and places It on an efficient and economical basis. Enemies of the government are dras tically excluded from citizenship, and i the measure requires each resident alien to register annually at some time between August and November, ex penses of registration to be paid from an annual fee of Moneys collected are to be set rslde as a "citizenship Instruction fund" under control of the secretary of labor for proportionate ullocatlop of public scnoois, to pay salaries or public school teachers In citizenship classes organ ized for the purpose of teaching loy alty, citizenship responsibilities, und the English language. The bill would eliminate all appear ance of witnesses at naturalization hearings, thereby saving annually the useless and unnecessary cash outlay of $7,250,000 by applicants nnd the eco nomic costs of more than $5,750,000 which, now Is Imposed annually on more than 350,000 citizens, employers, and employees. Tbe measure provides Independent naturalization of murried women and retention of American citizenship by resident American women who marry foreigners. Millions at Camp Grant Junked by Act UNUSUAL features In an act recent ly passed by congress are attract ing attention In army circles. Through more or less obscure provision, 588 acres of land Included In Camp Grant, Rockford, 111, are returned to their owners. Statements have been made that al though the lnnd In question could have been purchased through condemnation , for from $150,000 to $200,000, the orlg- Inal owners have now come Into pos session of peculiarly valuuble proper- ties upon which the government has Installed pumping stations, power plants and other utilities, said to be worth $2,000,000. In addition, owners nn In a position to sue the govern ment to remove the utilities If this is ' desired. In fact, one of the owners bas already begnn an action Involving $100,000, It la alleged. Of the tracts at Cump Grant to be turned back to their owners, John A. Johnson owns 232.87 acres ; Sara J. Baldwin, 102.W, and Charles A. Sam nelson, 193.00. A few days ifter the bouse passed Uit bill last year Secra-' tary of War Weeks wrote to Chairman Kahn of tbe military affairs commit tee: "No one of the three trnctj listed can be given up without Interfering with the proper administration of Camp Grant and Injuring the Interests of the United States. The Johnson tract Includes all the Important bulldj lugs and heating plants connected with the station hospital, a large number of officers' quarters, and several Im portant warehouses filled with property, In addition to other leu es sential camp feutttrea," : FOUR TROOPS FOR STATE Superintendent Merrick of the State School for I toys at .lumi'sbui'g, . J., recently visited the national council lieadiiiiurters in eider to register four new troops of boy scouts (1J.S boys), which have been organized In the school. Mr. l'errlck Is strong In Ids faith that scouting wlft revolutionize the lives of these wayward boys, and declares It lias already worked won ders In the Institution. The scouts go on hikes, 'pon honor, and so far no ad vantage has been taken of tbe privi lege. This past holiday season was the first for many years, according to Superintendent Iierrlck, In which no attempt has been made by boys to es cape from tbe Institution. He lays this fact largely to scouting. Mayor of Young6town, 0., May Call on the Ex-Soldiers to Clean Up Town. George L. Oles, the eccentric mayor of Voiingstown, 0 who was elected Inst fall on prob ably the most unlipie platform ever presented by a successful can didate, Is meeting with more suc cess In governing his city than some predicted. Beneath his odd ideas and his sen sational manner of presenting them to the pub lic, Mayor (lies seems to possess the fundamental American ideals that make for good government. He Is making a rather thorough Job of the business of cleaning up Youngs town. "If I have to I'm going to call on the American Legion to turn out und buck up the police force." he said. "We'll get this cleansing job done, and done right." Oles places a great deal of Confi dence In the ex-soldiers. He employs them In the departments of the city government and says that their work Is satisfactory. "Tbe boys seem to have lost that restless feeling and are, If anything, more uuxious to perform their full duty than men who never served," he asserts. jfm j y'3llMimHtiW'W'J'l'W.WW. "W'"WWHIMgllJIWjj The Cbleiigo I'.onrd of Trade has Inaeguriiled a system of sending the opening and closing of the wheat, corn and oats market broadcast throughout the country by wireless. The picture shows the" station from which the quotations are sent. The Insert shows the olllclal quotation announcer of the board. Tornado Leaves Path of Ruin BARS OWN INVENTION PICTURES OF THE WORLD WAR SCOUTS AT COASTING PLACES Always on tbe lookout for oppor tunities to be of service, scouts In many cities have acted as volunteer guards at roasting places. In Ilrad- ford, I'a., a code system was used a white (lag meaning "all clear" and a red flag, "coasters Miming." In Knstoti, l'a., where similar service was performed a well-meaning bystander offered to relieve one of the scout patrolmen and give him a chance for a coast or two himself. The by statuler reported later as follows: "He looked quite through us as much as to say 'Not on your life. I'm re sponsible for this Job under orders of the mayor.' We saw his point and admired It and him." 1 SCOUT STICKS TO POST Raymond Bennett, an Eagle scout of Troop 9, Plttsfleld, Mass., discovering a broken trolley wire, voluntarily stood guard over the same for an hour and a half, warning approaching automo biles of danger. This was In the eve ning of a January night when (he mer- cury stood at 10 below. In spite of Intense physical discomfort, which re sulted In the freezing of one ear, the scout stood at his post without letup until he was relieved by a lineman able to look after the dangerous wire. DETROIT SCOUTS HONOrtEO Clayton Coulter of Troop 47, Day ton, Ohio, who was recently awarded medal by the National Court of Honor for his courage and efflclency In saving a woman from drowning, Is the sixth Detroit boy to get a life saving honor medal. SC0UT8 TO BECOME FORESTERS A plan Is being perfected whereby boy scout will act as rangers In Cook county (111.) forest preserve. Fifty Photographers on Job, but Vlsws of Hardest Fighting Do Not Toll the Story. During the Civil war photography was a new art. Ouly one man was on the Job Unidy. If Ilrndy hapicned to he around when a battle was fought the battle would be photographed otherwise not. But photography dur ing the recent war was no such hit-and-miss proposition. How the World war was caught on negatives Is told In nn article In a recent number of the American I.eglon Weekly. Tbe very tlrst ship that went over carrying General rersbing also carried a movie nmn. And from that time not a single Important engagement went "uiisnapped." When our army was at the height of Its operation It had 50 photographers. And for every photog rapher In the field we had three men In the laboratory ready to push our negatives through. Although the photographs extant af ford a remarkable history, one of the disappointments hss been that even tbe best of the battle pictures do not show the real dnnger because most of the hard fighting wit done at dawn befre the light was good enough. During the whole war there was never a motion picture made of hand-to-hand fighting by the American troops. The Italian army posed some pictures, but this wss never allowed by American generals. , Jlf If ' w i7iti t , .r 5vniiL; J 'jr , ?ii A number of lives were lost In the terrific hurricane thut swept over Wnr rensvllle, S. C, and neighboring sections of South Carolina and Georgia. Tbe picture shows workers clearing away the wreckage and the Insert shows con victs from the prison similarly engaged. "Granite State" on Last Voyage Feed the Needy Day and Night On day and night shifts, Legionnaires hand out one thousand "coffees and doughnuts" to Jobless ex-soldlers, from St. Msrksln-the-Bowery. New York city. Cold, hungry, and forlorn, the men line up to wait their turn for the hot drink and the good old "fried-cake." Women of the Legion Auxiliary have charge of the relief work during the day. Bonus te Hospital Fund. Captain Kddle Rlckenbacker, an ace whom America has not forgotten, re ceived a bonus check for $185 from the state of Ohio. The ace Immediately Dialled It to a hospital fund for wound jA iilillpr. and tli American Leirlon lis busy signing up others to follow his exampiu. Ask 113,000,000 fof Hospital. Sixteen million dftllnrs have been isked from the federal government by he American Legion, for construc- n of hospitals In New Tork stata. r i I'hotogniph of Alexander Graham Bell, taken at Miami, Kla., where he celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday recently at the residence of his daugh ter, Mrs. David Falrchlld of Cocoanut Grove. Mrs. Falrchlld recently said In a public address that the famous Inventor never would have a tele phone near his study and hence there Is no telephone In the Falrchlld home. A PRINCESS OF SULU There she goes! The remains of the old "Granite State," a relic of the Ctvll war, and used many years as a training ship by the New York naval mllltla. Last summer the ship was partially destroyed by Are, to such an extent as to make It useless. The skeleton and remains were towed awsy from the old site at Ninety-sixth street and the Hudson river, New York, to be salvaged. ALL OVER THE GLOBE Amsterdam, Holland, baa more than .W0 bridges. Agriculture and stock raising was the chief occupation of the Anglo Saxons. As a means of combating the wave of crime all Tarts Is being thumb printed. In Great Britain the Society of Aritl merles of London 'was founded In 157-1. . . . . The sundial la supposed to hnve been Invented about the year 550 B. XX Malre Is cultivated by the Peru viana at a height of 7,000 feet above the sea. Fireproof barrels made from sugar mill refuse have been Invented In Hawaii. Flood tide In Tumagain Inlet, Alaska, cram In waves three to live feet high. The Princess Tarahata Knrlm, daughter of the sultan of Sulu, who has been visiting In Seattle, Wash., Incognito, and now Is on her way back to her homeland. The little princess Is nineteen years of age and has been a student at the Universlt of Illinois. ' Poet and Plowman. Poets In all ages have sung of the plowman. And there Is much poetry In plowing. If the poet can sit on der a tree at a sufficient distance from the plowman to make the latter" language to the mule Inaudible. Houston Post Very Different "Have you broken off your engage mentr "Yea. The wretch told me he was a bookmaker, but I found out that he was only an author." Copen hagen Klods Haas. . ' l '