UNITED STATES RAIL
September 22, 101 It.
"Walker D. Mines, Director
(General of Railroads, today aulli
orized the following statement.,
asking the further cooperation of
shippers and receives of freight in
promoting freight ear efficiency:
“During the war. no one was
more patriotically helpful than
the American shipper. With zeal
and efficiency he did his part in
the common cause.
“The Railroad Administration
had excellent opportunity to ob
serve this attitude during the war
and has appreciated heartily the
milisequent continued cooperation
of the great majority of the ship
“The time has now come for
renewed efforts by both the Rail
road Administration and the ship
pers arid receivers of freight so
Ihat the nation’s transportation
service may be rendered wih the
greatest satisfaction possible un
der the circumstances.
“An unusually heavy grain and
coal movement, deferred repair
and the construction of public
highways in all sections oi Die
country and the concentrated re
quirements ot suddenly reviving
business, combined with the usual
Iransporatation requirements at
Diis time of the year, threaten a
serious lack of transportation fac
ilities unless all parties interested
cooperate'in securing the greatest
possible utility from the existing
limited transportation facilities.
“In this connection attention is
invited to the following extract
from a recent public statement of
“We have now £<>l to <io noth
ing less than bring our industries
an<l our labor of every kind back
to a normal basis after Ihe great
est upheaval known to history,
and the winter just ahead of us
may bring suffering infinitely
greater than the war brought up
on us if we blunder or iail in the
proeess. An admirable spirit of
Keif-sacrifice, of patriotic devotion
and of community action guided
and inspired us while the fighting
was on. We shall need all these
now, and ndod them in a heighten
ed degree, if we are to accomplish
the first tasks of peace.
“The Railroad Administration
-will do its full part. The Car Ser
vice Section in Washington and
the various regional organizations
are striving earnestly to secure a
fair and just distribution of the
existing equipment as well as to
freight ears which the Railroad
dual shippers. Of the 100.000 new
freight cars whieldi the Railroad
Administration ordered construct
ed, 59409 had been completed on
September 13, and are now in ser
vice, and this number is being in
creased at the rate of over 900
each working day Instructions
have been issued to all Regional
Directors to bend every effort to
speed up road and yard move
ments. to secure heavier loading
of equipment, to establish and
maintain complete and accurate
yard cheeks, to reduce the num
ber of had order ears, to make
prompt delivery to connections, to
effect early deliveries at freight
houses and team tracts, to reduce
the number of freight cars used
in the transportation of company
material and to expedite the
movement of grain cars in termi
nals. The hours of labor of car
shop employes have been increas
ed and every effort is being made,
both in railroad shops and in the
shops of private concerns to \\ hom
the work is being let out. to re
duce the number of bad order cars
“1 earnestly urge all shippers
and receivers of freight to redou
ble t heir efforts to promote
freight ear efficiency.
“Shippers of freight can assist.
]. By loading all ears to full
visible or carrying capacity.
*2. By prompt loading and re
lease to the carrier.
3. By ordering cars only when
4. By eliminating the use of
railway equipment in trap or
trap or transfer, service when ton
nage can he handled by motor
truck or wagon.
, r >. By redeing the diversion
and reconsignment of cars to a
“Receivers of freight can assist
]. By prompt unloading of cars
and notice thereof to the carrier.
2. By ordering goods in quanti
ties representing the full safe car
rying capacity of cars and disre
garding trade units.
3. By ordering from the nearest
4. By pooling orders so as to
secure full car load.
“A resumption of intensive
loading will not merely reduce the
number of cars under load but
will also relieve congested termi
nals where it is a question of
track room rather than of equip
“With a strong concerted ef
fort on the part of 1 lie Railroad
Administration and the shippers
and receivers of freight, it is
hoped that during the period of
abnormally heavy traffic with
which we arc now confronted the
nation’s transportation needs may
be met with reasonable satisfac
tion to all parties.
“ 1 earnestly ask the continued
and even more effective coopera
tion of all shippers and receivers
TRYING TO BEAT THE EOLL
From the Moultrie Observer.
There are folks who have learn
ed more about the boll weevil this
year than they have ever known
There seems to have been an
impression bast year that the boll
weevil was a sort o 4 weak brother
that could do business in some
sections but was hardly able to
get by with his game in this neck
of the woods. The weevil was
holding something in reserve. He
was just waiting for suitable
weather conditions to start his
major drive. If information com
ing to The Observer is anything
like correct, he is boring a deep
hole into the profits of the cotton
crop this year. It is possible that
he will make an impression on
“the men on my farm” who are
generally credited with the res
ponsibility for the large cotton
We will be making cotton m
this country after the boll weevil
has passed away and has been for
gotten, but those who make it un
der present boll weevil conditions
have something to learn that they
have refused to learn to date.
They will learn to destroy their
stalks early in the fall, plant a
small acreage in cotton, scatter it
well over their plantations and
I keep aiv abundant labor supply to
[cultivate rapidly and pick up the
falling squares. Keen then there
will be had years. Years like this,
when the rains fall so frequently
that cultivation has to he squares
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Services for Sunday.
Sunday School 10 a. m.
Breaching at 11 a. m., “The
New Addition Table.”
Breaching at S p. m.. “The
The l’hilathea Class is working
for an average attendance of 50.
I'very class in the Bible School
wants to welcome you.—\Y. H.
BOGART BAPTIST CHURCH.
Breaching Saturday at 11 a. in.,
subject, “The Blague in The
Sunday at 3 p. m.. Is It Not a
You are especially invited to
worship with us.—\V. H. Faust,
THE BARROW TIMES, WINDER GEORGIA.
COAST TO COAST
0. S. FOR LEAGUE
MILLIONS ACCLAIM WILSON AS
HE. } SPEEDS ACROSS
FEW ASK FOR CHANGES
Majority Feel That President’s Quld
snee Bhould Be Held—He Regards
Pact As Sure to Come Sioon.
(By Mt. Clemens News Bureau)
Aboard President Wilson’s Special
Train —From the Capital at Washing
ton to the far Pacific coast the Presi
dent of the United States has jour
neyed on the most unusual expedition
ever undertaken by a chief executive
of the nation.
To discuss national questions, many
presidents have toured the ldtd; but
Mr. Wilson is laying before America
a question which affects the whole
world—the question of whether or not
we are to join in the League of Na
tions; whether we are to forget our
former isolation and share with the
other peoples of the earth the respon
sibilities of maintaining civilization
and preventing, as he says we can do,
Between the capital and the coast
the president made fifteen speeches
and hail a dozen brief talks. All of
100,000 fellow citizens listened him.
Several millions had the chance to see
him, and apparently everyone wanted
to see him, from those who thronged
the streets of the cities and towns
where he stopped, to those who tame
to the railside or stood at little flag
stations in remote places, knowing
their only reward could be a fleeting
glimpse and a wave of the hand.
He has met and talked to all types
of citizens —to men big In the busi
ness, financial and professional worlds
to farmers and mechanical workers,
to Indians and cowboys and foreign
born herders and rangers, to soldiers
and to mothers who lost soldier-sons
in the late war.
What do they all tell him? unani
mously they say they want peace
definitely settled, they want no more
wars, they want the League of Na
tions, and most of the American peo
pie, it may be fairly said, tell the
President they want the League just
as It is, without the reservations or
amendments which certain senators
have insisted upon. The majority of
citizens say to those who interview
them on this tour:
"Woodrow Wilson guided us rightly
before and during the war with Ger
many. We entered that war, every
one agrees, to end all wars. He saye
the league can do that. We want to
do that, so let us keep on trusting him
and get the league into operation as
soon as possible. Forget politics.”
Most Americans encountered on the
tour have forgotten politics. Repub
Mean Governors and Mayors have in
troduced the President to his audi
ence; the Major part of the local com
mittees which have met him have
been Republicans. They have all said:
“We are nothing but Americans, Mr.
Mr. Wilson’s arguments tor the
league, briefly summarized, are those:
There can be no peace, either now
or in the future, without it. There
can only be a regrouping of nations
and anew "Balance of Power.” which
is certain to lead to war. There can
be no war in the future, with the
league in existence, because no single
nation would defy the united rest, of
mankind, and if it did, it cculd be
brought to terms by an economic
boycott, and without the use of arms.
There can be no reduction in the
cost of living until the league is es
tablished, for nations will not go
ahead with peace time production un.
til they know that peace is definitely
assured and that production of war
material is no longer necessary.
There can be wonderful prosperity,
with the league in existence, for rel
ations of labor and capital all over
the world will be made closer and
more friendly, and the worker will re
ceive a fairer share of what he pro
These declaration of the president,
logically and eloquently put. have left
his hearers thinking and thinking
deeply. And then Mr. Wilson has
pointed out. the people themselves, as
differentiated from senators and politi
cians. seem to want just what the
president wants, which is America for
Quite as unusual as the purpose of
the cross country tour is the manner
in which it is being carried out and
the completeness of the arrange
ments on the nine car train which is
bearing the party.
At the rear is the private car May
flower, occupied by the President and
Mrs. Wilson. Next is a compartment
car for the secretary" Tumulty, Ad.
rniral Grayson. Mr. Wilson's Physi
cian, four stenographers, the chief
executive clerk and seven secret ser
vice men. Byond ‘are three compart
ment cars which house twenty-one
correspondents, flve movie men, and
a telegraphic and a railroad expert
Then there is a dinner, a club car. and
two baggage cars, one of them con.
verted into a business office. The
train was exactly on time at every
stop between Washington and the
j Last Week’s Locals.
Mrs. Emma Moss, of Winder, is
visiting Mrs. Arthur Yearwood
Among those attending the
singing at Pleasant Hill Sunday
was: Mr. and Mrs. ('. L. Sims,
Mr. and Mrs. George Perkins, and
Miss Belle Harrison.
\ number of Masons and other
friends attended the funeral ser
\ ices of Dr. Parks at Gratis, Tues
Mr. I Beddingfield, a travel
ling salesman, and former resi
dent of Bethlehem, now of Wad
ley, passed through here Tuesday
on Ids vay from a six months’
trip through North and South
Carolina and Virginia.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Moon and
daughter of Hoschton, were week
end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geor
Dr. and Mrs. Harrell, of Atlan
ta, are spending some time here.
Dr. H it r 01l lias been i uite sick at
the home of Mrs. C. T. Mathews.
Mess! ':. W. Pope iT; rnson, R. L.
Manning, H I). Treadwell and E.
S. Harris was in Atlanta this
Messrs. Bert and Arthur Year
v.i.’d spent Sunday in Commerce.
Dr. and Mrs. Adams spent Sun
day in Gratis.
Mrs. Albertus Harrison of Win
der, spent Tuesday with Miss
Mrs. Minnie Daniel and Miss
Annette Hamilton were visitors
here this week.
Mr. Ottis Harrison has added
another grocery store to our
thriving little city.
On account of his work being
so far away Rev. R. L. Marshall
has resigned his pastorate at the
Baptist church. Rev. Frank Jack
son will fill the pulpit Sunday at
11 o’clock. Rev. Jackson is great
ly loved here and will no doubt
have a large congregation to hear
All the sunbeams band are urg-
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Dollars and Religion.
It is religious to make a dollar and
then to mnke the dollar make another.
It Is mu •* religious sometimes to spend
a dollar than to save it, and at other
times more religious to save a dollar
than to spend it.
Most of us who haven’t any, ***** la
our pious way that all we wciii . -iej
for is to be hut we notice,
aays the Ohio State Journal, that as
soon ns anyone begins to g**t a few doU
lam ahead be discovers that he needs
lots more independence than h*
thought be did.
Experiments carried out :n 1916 on.
a farm In Dumfries to demonstrate th©
effect of overhead discharge of e!eo
tricity r- plant growth gave some re
markable results. The testa were car
ried out on a field of oats, and the elec
trified area of one acre gave an in
creased yield of 873 pounds of grain,
or 49 per cent, over the two half acre#
1 unelectrifk-d, while the straw yielded
un increase of 88 per cent.