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THE UNITED STATES IS
.- WASTING ITS BABIES
Said To Be-Greatest Message Ever De-
Infant r Deatlv Rate Higher Than
-livered By The Governor Of A
Countries - Where Birth : Control
- 'Information is Legal -
rlysters fertilizers are the life
a i. sure iy
S0 itri u
: If. youjknow a
Scuppemong - grower
cut thfe out an
is the result
rt to perfect a
Is the knowledcre and experience of a
time iybrtn anything to you?
ORDER EARLY AND AVOIDIDISAPPOINTMENT
Norfolk Va. Richmond, Va. Tarboro, N. C. Charlotte, N. C.; Washington,
N, C. Columbia, S. C. Spartanbutg, S. C. Atlanta, Ga. Macon, Ga.
Columbus, Ga. Montgomery, Ala." Baltimore, Md. Toledo, Ohio.
so many; who
a ch ane
Of Great. Interest
Due to a wonderful discovery the famous Virginia
Dare is now produced in NON-ALCOHOLIC form,
meeting every requirement of prohibition laws.
Therefore .growers of Scuppemong Grapes are
Advised-to -fertilize thoroughly and .care for the
vines with more than ordinary attention, to insure -
a big yield. We wiU be in the.marKet as usual
for big1 supplies for which we will pay attractive
of 33 yars pf
plant food es-
Then ask for
rt of .
a j wr,
GARRETT & ; COMPANY
Governor Bicketjt's Bi-en nial message
to the General v Assembly ol JNprtr
Carolink of 1919 is said to he the great
est message ever delivered by -the gov
ernor of a state, f The message recalls
manjT editorial utterances - of THE IN.
DEPENDENT; ;This newspaper iacK
spade to prints the J message in full
Twenty- -i? legislative recommendations
were made by the governor In his mes
sage. Theyiare as, follows: :
. "Recommendations pf the Governor in
v.a mo.aaacro - tr. thp -General ' AssemDiy
of 1919 included the 3 following, propos
l. - To memorialize tne American
Peace s Commissioners m t rance,
im them to incorporate m J-i"1 t
of Peace such a I League of Nations as
will iri every practicable way mane war
between enlightened nations forever
impossible. ' '.. :- . .
2. To charge the father : of a child
born out of wedlock with the mainten
ance and . education of such .child in
precisely, the .same 'degree if the child
had been born fh wedlock, the only dif
ference being that the child should not
be the heir of the father.
3. To prevent perpetuation of spe
cies by idiots and imbeciles.
4. To- require health certificate of
every man who "applies for marriage
license. ... ,
5 To increase appropriation .under
amendment of Chapter 244, Public
T.or tut 7: fi-nm $10,000 to $50,000:
providing every child with the facility
to have mental or physical defects cor
rcctccl " - -
6. To make the Six Months School
Law operative , in every county of the
State. - . ' ' ,
7. To provide for compulsory school
attendance during the" entire term an3
make it unlawful for the employment
of any child between the ages of eight
and fourteen by any mill or factory
during the school term.
-8. To make $65 monthly the mini
mum salary for teachers holding First
9. To make sanitary closets compul
sory for the owner of property on which
a closet is located within three hun
dred feet of a dwelling.
10. To provide toilet facilities on oi
near the Capitol grounds for both sexes
white and colored.!
11. To establish asphalt or maca
damized highways on the basis of pay
ment of one half costs by Federal Sov
ernment, one fourth by the county, and
one fourth by -the abutting property
owner, allowing counties to avail them
selves of Federal aid as they may de
12. To apply the principle 'of the
short ballot to all State administrative
offices, whose election by the people is
not required by the Constitution, r
13. To conduct the administration oi
the State Prison from the State Farm
li. To convert the State Prison
Building into a Hospital. .
15. To ratify tne amenameni iu mc
T.i., ini rAnoHtnt nn maiciner it unlaw
ful to manufacture or sell intoxicating
16. To pass an Ouster Law.
17. To -amend the State Primary
Law further limiting expenditures, of
candidates and use of money in pri
mary elections .and make finding oi
canvassing board final.
18. To revise the State s system oj
taxation, including actual valuation and
lower rate, and to provide ror a duo..
get systemof State finance.
19. To compel counties which uavi
issued Bonds for road construction tc
levy -pj! annuaLmaintenance. taaofnot
ess than 3 and not more tnan o pei
ent of the amount or Bonas ior con
struction. - .
20. To authorize a new building for
the State Department of Agriculture.
January 10. 1919.
Dear Mr. Saunders:
I cannot tell you how much I ap
preciate your fine editorial-in your
;. of Januarv 3rd. I wish I had
the statement that Prof. Serviss of
which you refer. It would be most
interesting to present the birth
control question somewhat along
such lines of over-population. It is
the way the English movement has
presented it for the past thirty
years, and of course, we in Ameri
ica, with" such large tracts of land
still uncultivated are very reiucx
ant to believe much in the .over-
population theory. However, it
would do no harm to read what
Prof. Serviss has said, and if with-
but any inconvenience could you
pick out his article? I would
greatly appreciate having it. -I
shall indeed look forward to a
lecture trip in your vicinity per
haps in the Spring. It would be
most interesting to see just what
will happen and just what we can '
I admire tremendously the bold,
free spirit of your editorials and
certainly congratulate you.
" ' Cordially" yours,"
. . . ' 1
PLENTY OF WOOD,
The Community "Wood Yard being
run by the city back of the City Hall
have nowN on hand several - hundred
cord3 of wood, and it looks" as if . there
is no danger of shortage of fuel.
"It is three times as aafe to be a sol
dier in the trenches as tc' be an Ameri
can baby iril a cradle.' 4 This is what
Dr." S. Josephine Baker was quoted as
saying during the war. She Is the
head of the . Department of .Jhiia hy
giene in New York City. The casual-,
ties in the allied armitU were f our in a
hundred while the bo by catha in thi
country are over twelve in a hundred.
- An even more surprising statement
is made by the Netiona) Birth Contro
Se nely that the MSt
.. v,qms at a greater rate than
f thA laree European countries
.1 Sill Jf. ; ' . . . .
j except Germany and Kussia.
. v.s D i-o- on p. of many ye-u-
ing facts put out from the headquart-
era oi tne jii i. - -
New York, which
close of -the warv i , . " ;
T'oncni claims that babies art-
j LJL5 mv0 . , ,
inevitably wasted runless their births
-irr i..cf oh intellieently as
are spaueu " .
..dWas in a garden; tnatcnuu-
V . - -
re ii uum .
rt- a I i Cf- t . i C X3 LllVl . w
other and their parents or Jieaitn. aau
opportunity. It- points out that here
4-1 or-o trip most neople born, not on-
Llic:j . - - -
t. v, -v,-ct TiP.hT.le. actually die, put
U;,t wiativelv more' people die in pr
-""- - ... i
-x.- n thA nnnulation. tnan wneft
i, 'or-c fewer births. In other words
over-population means race suicide.
tvi imiiv death rate is reducedto
T.maT.irn M minimum in the countries
where birth control infotmation is most
easily "available. Holland loses onlj
0cvBr, babies in a hundred and New
roionri onlv five. Both are birth con-
nnimtrio9 and both show a large
uui vv .
ratio of increase in population.
- v. TT-,Tori st.fl.tm' where ovei
in wiixvx- ,
Tai.oiit of every hundred babiefTdie
t,0t- 9 onlv five cities with a baby
death rate as low as that of New Zeal-
ot, nnd there are 65 cities wnere im
rate is from 100 to 189 per 1000. These
"sixty-five cities of disgrace" as the
t n them include only one
si u- iv and that Is -riai-
X onn .aiuuiii
A DECREASE OF MURDERS
IN NORTH CAROLINA
More Rigid Enforcement of La
Against Concealed Weapons Has
A decrease of 20 per cent in the num-
oer oi inuiuo
i?orinrirr the year ending Jui
1 iq-ir as comnared with the preceding
year, was reported to Attorney Genera
t Tannine, accoramg w
x l-v-i an
s t TTrv.iv. Vina recently oeei
in booklet form.
While there was a decrease for the
last year, the most notable feature oi
the statistical summary is shown in the
fact that last year there were on.y
seven first qegree "."Ziri
While for the preceding year
ncio " " . . .
rr.u imnrnvement m community
morale through the strict enforcement
of the prohibiting of the carrying o
weanons is indicated not only
in the decease from 593 in 1917 to 62
3 1O1-0 vwnt also in the more notaDi
LIZ Xk'-I.W, - "
n. or nre in the number -of assaults
with deadly weapons from 1,011 in 1917
to 848 in 1918. The primitive metnou
of settling disputes, however. Increased
k(.7 on sea of assault ana Datteiy
. j., iqis and onlv 474 ir
were repuncu l--
1 111 7
A-, virion f of the strictness win
.v,,v. tv,A prohibition laws of the Stat
-"- . . xl 4
for the two years the largest number oi
-0T,TR reported was for the sale o?
tn Vio striKine iact l""-'
1.017 cases beins
compared with 1,
08 for the preceding year.
Decreases are also shown ror tne i'
year n v2-,'j-
.o-r -PgIsia -nretense. forcible
Caoca ui xu.j. j
trAsnass. eambling. manslaughter, roD
Judse Manning's report contains no1
onlv complete statistical summaries re -
int'lWe to the number of crimes com
mitted in the Statebut also copies 61
opinions rendered by the Attorney-Gen -
various legal Questions to ti
heads of the different State departments
during the past two years.
WHAT WORRIES HIM
ivr i.. Bureess. representing Camder
county in the General Assembly doesn'1
"think the Legislature works, enougn
The idea " of "not calling the sessloiu
until 11 o'clock A. M. or 12 o'clock nbor
striVpa Mr. Burgess as being rathei
tardy. Mr. Burgess come3 from G)
Trap where the good T)ecole get up a
j fii n.'tinntr in the morning. He
jljj4X a v --..wv ,
has much to learn about legislators
who are more inclined to go to bed ai
four o'clock in the morning.
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