Monday, December 15, 2014

In a Fuel Shortage, High Point Buys and Sells Coal to Keep Its Citizens Warm, 1917

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.

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