TO GET NITRATE
Washington, D.C., Notice has been given that the US Department of Agriculture will sell at cost a supply of nitrate of soda to farmers.
The nitrate was purchased through the war industries board under teh authority of the food control act as a part of the program for stimulating agricultural production. It will be unloaded at Atlantic ports and the price will be $75.50 a ton, free on board cars at port of arrival. Farmers are to pay in addition freight from port of arrival and the State fertilizer tag free.
Applications for a part of the one hundred thousand tons of nitrate bought by the government will be received only from actual farmers or owners or holders of farms for use on their land and may be made through the county agent or through any member of a local committee.
No money will be required with the application but upon notice from the county agent, farmers who have signed application must deposit with a local bank, association, or individual designated by the Secretary of Agriculture to act as the farmer's agent for that purpose, money to cover the cost of the fertilizer except the freight charge. After the money is transmitted to Washington the nitrate will be shipped to the farmers. If applications for the nitrate exceed the supply of about one hundred thousand tons, the government will allot the supply on a pro rata basis among those who applied. Applications must be received by February 4th.
Andrews is the fastest growing town in the state. Being only about 8 years old, it now claims over 2,000 inhabitants.
You do not seem to know that he must fail who appeals
to the cowardice of the American people. Step out of the way of the nation
that marches with firm step and a proud heart after the martial drumbeat
of her destiny. She feels that the struggle of ages compresses itself into
the portentous crisis of this hour. It is for coming centuries she fights;
and already she sees before what was once a patriotic dream rise into magnificent
sunlit reality! -- Carl Schurs, 1864.
The word "purim," the name of the great annual festival
of the Jews, means "lots." This feast commemorates the preservation of
the Jews in Persia from the massacre with which they were threatened by
Haman (Esther 9). They gave the name of Purim or "lots" to commemorate
the festival because he had thrown lots to ascertain what day would be
auspicious for the massacre.
Piano keys are wont to stick in damp weather, especially when the instrument is an old one. In almost every case, the sticking will not be between the keys, but along the front. This can be remedied with little trouble. Take a thin knife and work a little cornstarch between the keys and the front board and they will slip easily.
Washington--An unofficial embargo on all freight except food, fuel, and munitions is in effect east of the Mississippi and north of teh Ohio and Potomac rivers, as a result of Director General McAdoo's authorized embargo on three eastern trunk lines. Although the restriction was apply formally only to the Pennsylvania and the Baltimore & Ohio east of Pittsburgh, and the Philadelphia & Reading, other railroads accepted little freight, particularly if it was destined for eastward movement.
This situation probably will continue for several days, until milder weather permits railroads to begin to move the great quantity of general freight acumulated during the past two weeks of winter storms.
Factors contributing to the unofficial eastern embargo were the priority of movement for coal and food stuffs, and the continue preferneces in coal deliveries given to domestic consumers, ships and certain industries which were exempted from the fuel administration's closing order.
The ban on coal consumption was officially lifted but scores of manufacturing plants unable to divert coal from the stream flowing to the more essential industries, remained closed or prepared to suspend operations a day or two when their available coal stocks are gone. This fact and the knowledge of many shippers that ordinary freight had little chance of prompt delivery tended to curtail shipment offerings.
To reduce railroad mileage in hauling of coal, some sort of a zone system of coal distribution probably will be put into operation by the railroad and fuel administrations within a week. Plans for such an arrangement were discussed today at a conference between Director General McAdoo and Fuel Administratior Garfield, both of whom announced later that they were working in entire unison in developing a plan of greatest efficiency for coal transportation.
Mr. R. M. McCown, former Secretary of State,
will be in Andrews Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, February 2, 4, &
5 for teh convenience and enlightenment of the public as to the income
tax law and taking returns for same.
It is the purpose of The News to work unceasingly for the best interests of the territory which it represents, to encourage enterprise in this section, to stand for these things which go to make a live and progressive town. In this effort we need and ask the undivided support of every citizen in this vast territory of business possibilities. The Andrews News is published eery Thursday every line printed at Andrews for the small subscription price of $1.50 per year. Before we are able to mail as second class matter we will have to make sworn statement of a paid in advance circulation so we ask that you mail us check or call at our office with the kale. We are sending out a large number of sample copies for a few weeks but will cut off all unpaid circulation on the 15th of February. We are already pleased with the support and encouragement we have received. For this we thank you.
Since the above was written we have decided
to increase the size of our paper due to the amount of advertising received.
|WILL ERECT NEW
Work will begin in a few days on the new tobacco warehouse at Andrews. The AndrewsTobacco Warehouse have been planning for some time to erect another warehouse and same have jsut been completed for its erection. It will be 100 x 200 feet and when completed will be a credit to the town. Mr. Fred Brooks has been awarded the contract for this work and he tells us he will have it completed in plenty of time for the 1918 crop.
There is no reason why Andrews will not be one of the leading tobacco markets of the State in the future and nothing should be left undone towards making it.
The other warehouse at Andrews has been acquired by Irby & Thompson of South Boston, VA., who say they are going to make the Andrews market equal to any in the State of South Carolina.
Plan now to plant a few acres in tobacco and sell it at Andrews.
Mr. J. L. Wilkes and family of Timmonsville, have moved to Andrews to live. Mr. Wilkes is one of Andrews' progressive merchants and we are all glad to have him locate in Andrews permanently.
The Andrews Live Stock Company have increased their capital stock from $10,000 to $15,000. A meeting of the stockholders of the company will be held at the office of Mr. C. J. Levy February 1st, at 11 o'clock A. M.
Mr. R. H. Josey of Lanes, has accepted a position with the Bank of Andrews.
Mr. Geo. Hanks was somewhat indisposed for a few days last week.
The Andrews News will appreciate any news items that are mailed to us for publication. We would like to have a local correspondent in every vicinity in the surrounding territory.
Mr. George Kimmel, formerly of Celine, Ohio, arrived here last week with his family, where he will make his home in the future. Mr. Kimmel will oversee Mr. Ovelle Raudabaugh's farm near Andrews.
The Andrews News is prepared to do all kinds of printing.
Subscribe for The Andrews News.
A manufacturing plant will be started here in a few weeks that will add considerably to our several monthly pay rolls.
The young men of Andrews are going to give a mid - winter dance in the hall over the Majestic Theatre, on Friday night, Feb 8th. Quite a number of young people are expected to come from Lake City, Kingstree, and Georgetown.
See Miss Pearl White in the "Fatal Ring" at the Majestic every Wednesday night.
We are showing a beautiful line of engraved visiting cards, wedding invitations, etc. -- The Andrews News.
We hope to improve the appearance of the next issue of The Andrews News. It is quite a jobto bring out the first issue of a newspaper, consequently we ask your indulgence.
Mr. Hugh L. Oliver of Georgetown spent the day here today.
In the next issue of the paper we will have an advertisement from the Andrews Bargain House.
Capt. H.M. Laurene of Washington will deliver a lecture at the school auditorium Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. His subject will be the present war. There will be no charge for admission.
Mrs. Agnes Snyder, formerly of Celina, Ohio, but who has been visiting Mrs. Raudabaugh, at Andrews; left lalst Thursday for a few weeks visit to her daughter at Spartanburg.
The Bank of Andrews is planning to build an addition to their building. The material is already on the ground. This will be for an office room.
Mr. C. J. Levy will soon be ready to occupy his handsome new office building.
Mr. L. T. Boyer called last week and subscribed to the Andrews News.
Andrews can boast of having one of the best theatres to be found anywhere and the management is doing everything in its power to put on just the kind of pictures the patrons like. Mr. G. K. Hanks tells us that he has already booked a large number of features which will be shown here at an early date. The third episode of "The Fatal Ring," with Pearl White featuring was shown last night to a large and appreciative audience. This feature is to be shown each Wednesday night for the next several weeks. Friday night of each week "The Retreat of the Germans at the Battle of Aaras," is shown in addition to the regular program and for the past two weeks have drawn large crowds.
The program of teh Majestic will be published each week in The Andrews News for the Benefit of the public, and you will always find this, theatre a pleasant pastime.
There will be an examination here and at Andrews on Feb. 9th for carrier on Motor Route A from Kingstree -- Williamsburg Herald
Miss Abbie Smith, of Andrews, spent the weekend with her cousins here, Misses Mary and Mattie Moore. --Trio correspondence, Williamsburg Herald
Mrs. J.M. Waldron, of Andrews, visited her sister, Mrs. William Graham last week. -- Trio correspondence, Williamsburg Herald.
We no only want to organize, but we should also cooperate and do what we can to promote and encourage enterprise. We need a body of this kind and firmly believe the business men will stand together in upholding same.
One thing which we believe that a body of thisd kind could do that would be of benefit to this section is the issuing and distribution of illustrated literature in the North setting forth the advantages of this town and surrounding territory. This subject is worthy of discussion and the columns of this paper are open to same.
The above is a recreation (not in its entirety) of the first page of
the first edition of The Andrews News, whose publishing began
on Thursday, January 31, 1918 in Andrews,
SC 29510. The full edition of this newspaper can be read at the
Andrews Old Town
Hall Museum, 14 W Main St, Andrews, SC 29510.