From The Review, High Point, N.C., December 20, 1917
The city of High Point is helping out considerably in the fuel shortage.
Friday a car was received and went to the people in quarter and half-ton lots
who were badly in need of it. The price paid was at the rate of $7.00 per ton.
Twenty other cars are en route and will be disposed of as rapidly as they
arrive. Many of the cities in this and other States are up against it on
account of the coal and wood shortage on the market. It has been necessary for
municipalities to take action so as to prevent wholesale suffering.