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VOL. IV NO. 7 ONE WHO IS IN THE SERVICE Tn the people and friends of Jack on County: I wrote a letter to the Journal some time ago and I of vou. my friends, who iw it have decided that I wrote it ilSt to inform you that I was out of the state of the Long Leaf Pine and sifarawny that I never expected jo come back. That was not my purpose in writing. I wanted you jo know tint though far away and expecting to sail for the scenes of var, I wa3 yet thinking of you peo ple and was on my way, by choice, io fight for you. I did not get homesick or take the blues, as many boys do; in fact I be lieve I have been more cheerful and had more "pep" since I have been wearing my old Uncle's uniform nan ever before. I suppose a good reason for that is that it takes more .heerfulness and individual effort io make life in the army as enjoy able as civilian life. So far as I have been able to determine from personal contact and a somewhat cireful study of the men in the amps where I have been, the men, s a whole, I believe, enjoy life even more than civilians. However, I !:ve not come in contact with any ! T.nch of the service except the niation. Nevertheless, I can assure : in this: that as long as your soldier ! hy is in the U. S. he does not need ! .::: pitying, crying, or "taking-on" ut him. unless it is about the ;fe or sweetheart he is leaving hind, or something equally as hing, if such a thing is possible, lich I doubt! As I have previously i miated. a fe low can have nW joy able, honourable, upright and !:olesomj pastimes and entertain- m-Pshaw! I am ettin mv t hts so badly mixed trying to. tthem all into one short letter in ew minutes' time that it will be connections, if there are i'. So, at this place in my letter, decided to write a few letters. V'des, or whatever you wish to !1 them, on army life as I have jrienced and observed it. I shall '' to make my views impartial, 1 tis, neither optimistic nor pes- nnrnrvQP in thic ?q tf the anxious friends, wives, rents and sweethearts of those e service a fair visw of the Ks that the soldiers are most apt "W in writing home and y even fail to see. It is a strange 'Somewhat sad fact that so many ! Pie, both in the army and in :!lai1 We, figuratively speaking, 'their backs UDon the sun and , '"t their eyes, then grumble, growl, ,'y and complain about the ;ss,whenifthey would only! 11 ineir eyes and look in the t!r Action the sun would be Hin their faces. 1.7 wre glad to get back to the .' , the Sky and meet some of , frends and schoolmate?, fortunately, I find in Char- ,eboarded the train at the Avia- larP at Waco. Tpv nH I, v J f . A out for Camn nrODno nn rv,n ! of May 23rd and arrived I ening of the 27th. . aid have a lovely trip, iv n , exPectto say more Uext letter. S0!dier or other person 'ees With in u I . ,lulure to sni, ou, -wui my Wi 0 see il in Print ifAurnal.orina personal lp.t- luey Prefer tp " . pns to ii any one nas or ise.th-i Can' Prided, of 31 ; can do so withoutdis- -y secrets or informa J!?!?6 of the Jackson count v " Wl unk it io me Journal, uld be a mighty F HI . . .-. '" ; r - . nice thing for more of our friends ucu- di iiome to spend more of their flings wmiuito their local pa- ..vi IR tne l.ttle afTairs, picnic reptrs e.c. These thing sinterest your soiaier readers very much and it is about the hardest thing for us Up wun tnrough personal correspondence. My spare time for writing has about expired for today and that means I shall "ring off" hnrf this Ms. will get to the Journal in time for this week's edition r,;,. ed, of course, that it is lucky enough mias me eaitor's trash basket. If thlS One gPtH thrmiAU tr -r o """"6" KJ. A.-iy 1 will try to have another "Ph? V uzzle prepared for next week. Yours truly, CorDord Win. O. ParUpr 613 Aei Squa Iron, Aviation Camp, duip ureene, Unrlot.te, N. C. - s -s 'a FROM A FARMER JACKSON CO. BOY Mr. Thomas S. Former and Family. Dear Brother, Sister and Nenhw Will answer vonr ittr 13th of March. Was glad to hear from vou This leaves me well and feeling fine; hope you are all the same. Just got a letter from home today. Every body was well. We are having fine weather out here; the leaves are coming out. If I coaio to the eastern camps I will let you know at once. Would have been glad to have been with you on Easter Sunday, but you know how it is. As you know we are in the war and it is up to us to play the game and play it hard and try to beat the Germans at their own game. Uncle Sam is making sharp-shootr ers out of his men. We have been doing nothing for the last two months but work on the range and there is only one man who made a better record than I did, and that was Jerry Reece. We will go on the Range again the first of May, and then those who qualify will get their badges. Jerry and I have m ore than made our record by 35 to 40 points. I think we will get to be Snipers; we are going to try for it. There are many things I would like to tell you, but it is not wise to write it. If I could see you I would tell you all about it. I think we will get the Kaiser all right. I am pretty sure there will be a change in the war this summer. Yes, I and 28 others of our com pany were left, and you can't imag ine how sad it was to see the boys start for the western front and leave us here. There were many sad partings between us, but I think they will see us before next Christ mas, for as long as we are all to gether we can do the work much better, as we were trained together But we are all as made of stone, for "Together we stand, divided we fall." We have the power and the jazz and the people at our back and we must win this war. For we are foundation pillars on which freedom I. must be gained for the boys and and girls just on the eve of man- hood and womanhood; also for those who are beyond the war age. It isn't a question of win if we can but we must win, and we are going to. We have offered all that we can our file's blood to paint the b ttlefield with the brave and good and may our blood which we are offering to lay on the altar of the great and powerful Ruler, which, if we trust in Him, will be washed away and painted as white as snow Yes, it will be a great day when the flag of pure white will rise from the leeward side of Europe and the bells, of victory go ringing from Maine to Florida and from the Pa cific to the Atlantic. I gave all the boys your regards SYLVA, N. C, and there were three cheers and an exclamation that there was another Fortner who was a true American and they said that their whole souls were filled with the joy of sympa thy for all, and they were readv to die on the field to make the old U. S. a good, peaceful home for all who were left behind. I doubt if you can find a better hearted bunch ot men anywhere than the Wash ington boys. I will close as there is no news to write at present. Give my best love and wishes to Corde ia and Ambrose and tell them 1 will come to see them if I get out of this great work all right Just as soon as I am loose I coming to North Carolina, for a 90 days' visit. Give all the people my regards and may we all meet in peace soon. Lovingly your brother, John H. Fortner. Co. A 361st Inf., Camp Lewis, Amer ican Lake, Wn. April 13, 1918. -w. s. s.- WHEAT GROWERS IN FAVORED POSITION Raleigh, June 28:-With the coming m of the new wheat crop, North Carolina farmes who were patriotic and wise enough to raise their own wheat will be allowed to have an entire season's supply of flour ground. The only condition to this privil- age, according to State Food Ad ministrator Henry A. Page, is that while wheat is still in poor milling condition, a supply sufficient to last until October 1st. shall be ground. On and after October 1st the re quirements f a farmer for his house hold and for tenants or other-ten-ants or other dependents whom he customrrily supplies until the next harvest may be ground. All wheat producers as well as other consumers aie requested to continue to observe the present con servation program of the Food Ad ministration which calls for the use of as much corn meal and other cereal substitutes as of wheat flour. The maximum measure of con sumption of flour from new crop wheat for wheat producers will be 12 pounds per person per month inst ad of the present requested voluntary rationing of 6 lbs. On account of the short wheat crop last year and of the absolute necessity from a military stand point of supplying our armies and the armies and civiliAn population of our Allies with at least a partial ration of wheat flour, the Food Ad ministration was compelled to Make drastic ruLes and regulations gov erning the distribution and grinding of wheat of the 1917 crop even to the extent of limited the supplies which fanners might have ground from their own wheat. About 3 months ago the Foods Adminstra tion at Washington issued milling rules which prohibited all wheat mills from delivering more than a 30 days supply of fllour to anv one including wheat growers. Food Administrator Page granted an ex- .ception to this rule insofar as N. C. was concerueu so mat lanners live ing more than three mile from a mill could secure their supplies up to 30 days. Thus, after all, North Carolina farmers have suffered lit tle or no inconvenience. -w. s. s. BAD KIDNEYS LAID HIM UP. A slight kidney impairment may lead to dropsy or Bright's disease Don't neglect it. Frank Miller Bingham, Utah, writes: 'Was trou bled with my kidneys so .bad I could not work. Tried many kinds of medicine which did me no good Then I tried Foley KidneyPills; now feeling as good as I ever did before Sold by Sylva Pharmacy, adv. JUNE 28 1918, 53 LEFT TUESDAY FOR CAMP JACKSON Below is a list of th ,v. . - 1-uvs.u TTX1V left Tuesday for Camp Jackson: v,nariie Norns, R. C. Henderson, Harley Bowers Presslpv J i UU1UUV1 Houston Mathis An lv Aomo WT n. Cunningham. Lawrence Henson, ! Rufus Robinson, Melvin S. Burch!' John Bryson Lewis, Homer Womack, Loranzo Woodard. John Aiken, Benj. 1 Franklin Higdon, Ed Moore, Blaine' Nicholson, Robinsoa Brown, Rich-! mond Deitz, Ceyman Clayton, Oscar' EllSlfiV T T ' 7 j, vj-nx.. uunuii, Will. UQai Robinson, Felix Eugene Parker, An- IT.. I ay u Lope. Chas. Eugene Guffy, Garfield Nicholson. Don-enr M Tallent, Hurshal Barnes, Grover Watson, Lexton Lusk. Thomas rv.d. gins. Sam Woodard, Oscar Robinson, Archalius Wm. Higson, Lambert Melton, Geo. R. Wilkey, Wm. Harry Kellar, Jas. Wm. Robinson, Robt. Barnes, David C. Gribble, D. V. Al exander, Wm. Donaldson Ashe, Oscar Woodard, Jesse Brown, Geo' Ed Mathis, Burder B. Loug, Clyde Bailey, Norman Hall, Walter Burch McConnel. Robt. Crow, Will Fox, Andrew Weaver Moody, Hansel Howell Taylor. -w. s. s.- GENERAL PERSHING INSISTS THAT LETTERS BE WRITTEN HOME "Duty to one's country does not end on the parade ground, nor even on the battle field, but consists in doing everything in one's power to help win the war," says an order is sued by Gen. Pershing, a copy of which has been received by the War Department. "To write home frequently and regularlyito jtoep :.toqxtoud witn .family and friends is v one of the soldiers most important duties. Mothers and fathers will suffer if they do not hear often from soni fighting in France. In the piesent large companies it is not possible for officers to write letters for their men, end every man must do it for himself." -w. s. s.- NOTICE All good citizens are hereby re quested to report to the undersign ed all REGISTRANTS of Jackson county, placed in deferred classifis cation, who are not continuously engaged in some USEFUL OCCU PATION. All such derelicts will be recommended to the Local Exemp-" tion Board for reclassification. These registrants must work or fight LEGAL ADVISORY BOARD GOVERNMENT APPEAL AGENT Sylva, N. C. w. s. s, The friends of Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Ridley, of Atlanta, Ga. deeply sym pathize with them in the death of their daughter, Miss Tina and the extreme illness of two other daugh ters, Misses Eunice and Flora. Mrs. Ridley and daughters lived here for a year and won a large circle of friends during that time. w. s. s. NOTICE The Board of Road Trustees of Hamburg lownship, Jackson Coun ty. N. C, will, on Monday, July 29, 1918, at the Register's Office at the Court House in Sylva, receive , bids, either public or private, or both, for the sale of aa issue of FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS of Ham burg Township Road bonds. Thirty bonds of par value of Five Hundred Dollars each, dated June 1, 1918, and maturing June 1, 1943, six per cent, interest annually. Purchaser to bear expense of printing bonds. Advanced sealed bids may be filed with J. R. Long, Register of Deeds. Bids will be canvassed at the above time and place. This June 24, 1918. M. T. WILSON, Chairman, LAWRENCE McGUIRE, Secretary. AUSTRIAN FORCES FLEEING IN DISORDER The defeat of the Austrian armies on the western bank of the Kave river is complete. Admission is maoe by the Austrian war office .1 . -m mat the troops of Emperor Charles have been forced to evacuate the Montello plateau, over which they had hoped to press their way and gain the Venetian plains, and "some sectors" of the positions they at tained last week on the bank of the river between the plateau and the point where the stream empties into the Adriatic. Bad weather, and the rising of the Piave under the heavy rainfalls are assigned as the reasons of the withdrawal of the Austrians. But the Rome war of- nee asserts that it was the imnetu- ous attacks of the Italians that Drought about the failure of an operation which was started with tne i :tention of crushing the armies of General Diaz and force the Ital ians, like the Russians, to accept a Teutonic allied peace. All along the river the Italians have pressed back the invaders of their territory until only small units remain on the western bank and across the stream King Victor Lmmanuel s men are keening well on the heels of the retreating enemy wno is fleeing m disorder. Again the cavalry has been thrown into the fighting and is sorely harrassing the enemy, while machine guns from the ground and from aircraft, some of the latter operated by American aviators, are working havoc amontf the fleeing Austrian columns. -w. s. s.- THE PEOPLE OF JACKSON To the people of Jackson County and the patrons of Jackson Co. Fair: I have had several people to suggest that we do not allow any Carnival Company to come to the Fair this fall, but that we allow the people of the County to furnish the amuse ments and credit the proceeds of the amusement, which would have gone to the show Deonh. to the Red Cross work. I want to ask the Deo- pie oi tne airierent sections to con sider this matter and let me have expressions through the mails and the paper so that I may know how to proceed in this matter. If it is the desire of the people to put on the amusements at the Fair, and some one will suggest a meeting date to be held in Sylva at once, we may discuss plans for this work. I must have an expression at once regarding this, matter, as I am al ready receiving inquiries from show people for propositions. A, J. Dills, Secretary. Jackson Co. Fair, Sylva, N.C. -w. s. s. OF INTEREST TO NOTICE TOTEACHERS. The examination for teachers will be held at Cullowhee, Tuesday and Wednesday July 9 and 10, begin ning promptly at 9:00 A. M. Tues day. Teachers who are expecting to take the examination on the Read ing Circle work in lieu of attending a summer school for the renewal of certificates, will please be present at the first of the examination. The first teachers' meeting will be held at Cullowhee Tuesday and Wednesday Jhe 23rd and 24th of July. Every teach 2r who expects to teach in the public schools of Jack son County this year, and who is not away attending summer school must be present continuously, in cluding session Tuesday night. The signing of your contract will depend upon your attendance of this meeting, J. N. Wilson, Superintendent - $1.50 THE YEAR IN ADVANCE CANADA Mr. Editor: Please allow me space for a few dots from Canada. The farmers are verv mth in terested in their crons- trvind produce everything they can. so as to help win the war. Canada went 'over the top" in the Red Cross dnve, and is going "over the top" in the War Savings Stamps drive if there is any chance. Mrs. G. O. Coward and son of Eagle Lake, Fla., are visiting rela tives in Canada now. Messrs. J. R. Matthews Jr., and Edgar J. Quen left some days ago for Newport News Va, where they will spend the summer months! Mr. Ira Brown attended the ice cream supper at East Lap me last Saturday night Mr. arid Mrs: T. R Brown of dale, Tenn., have just returned home m aiter visiting relatives in Canada for the past two weeks. Messrs. Griffin and Edgar Robin son were attracted to Canada Sun day. Messrs. Claude and Robinson Brown left Monday for Jacksonville Fla. Many thanks for the space I have taken- A Canadian. W. 8. S. Dept. Of Farm Demon stration. Farmers desiring to purchase lime soon from the State plant should do so at once, as the price advances on July 1st The freight rate to Sylva s 90c per ton in minimum car load of 30 tons. The lime offered for sale by the State is, much more soluble - than any commercial lime on the market in this State. Hence, the State lime is much more valuable, because it becomes available for the use of plants more quickly. It should be borne in mind that even the purest and best ground lime is rather slowly available in tne absence of an excessive amount of organic matter. Consequently the lime sold from the State plant is more desirable. Orders for lime should be sent to air. James L. Burgess, Raleigh, N. C. J. M. McClung, Co. Agent. w. s. s. NOTICE. All persons who have threshing machines and intend to operate them in Jackson County this season are requested to meet in Sylva on Friday June 28th and organize a "Grain Threshing Committee." A. J. Dills, County Food Administrator. -w. s. s.- OFFICERS TAKE STILL Deputy Sheriff Eldon Moody and Town Marshal Ed Reed captured a large blockade still on North Fork creek last Monday and also destroy ed about two hundred gallons of beer. It was a sixty gallon copper still, and the officers say that from all indications it had been running for several months. w. s. s. RHEUMATIC AND KIDNEY ILLS Troubled with rheumatism, kid ney or bladder affections? You need Foley Kidney Pills. Mrs. Frank P.' Wood. R. F. D. 2, Morrill Maine, writes: "I found relief as soon as I began taking Foley Kid ney Pills. My husband also received benefit from them. He was lame: could not stoop over: now feels no pain." Sold by Sylva Pharmacy adv W. 3. S. Germany is now trying to lay the blame of the war at Russia's door but they need not undertake any such thing. No American will be lieve anything tha may come from Germany."