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v , FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, ' 1019.
TNE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY. N. C.
NEVLAND HAS SOLI?
BACK TO HIS OLD LOVE
IDEAS ABOUT ROADS
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Upper Pasquotank Folk Want Road to
Norfolk via South Mills and Want
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Scuppernong Growers Attention! -
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VIRGINIA DARE in non-alcoholic form, whirh
violates no law of state or nation. The popu
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GARRETT & COMPANY
Bush Terminal Bldg. No. 10
Broo kl y n, New. Y o r k
Newland Township folk.in upper. Pas-
quotank,are aro'used on the .road ques
tion and . since Pasquotank isr going to
build good roads they want Pasquotank
to look more at Newland's offering- and
quit flirting witn' -those folks who want
a road from Elizabeth City to Norfolk
via Shawboro and Moyock. How New
land . feels about current roads- pro
blems -and Newland's ; arguments for
an interstate . highway between v Eliza
beth City and Portsmouth, Va. via
South Mills -are cleyerly summed up in
a resolution "adopted at Friday night's
meeting. No one can be fully informed
on the good roads question as it relates
to Pasquotank; -who does not read the
resolution. Here it Is:-
WHEREAS, pursuant to a well ad
vertised call of the citizens of Newland
Township, Pasquotank County, for tne
purpose of di&cussing tne matter 01
assuming a bondedness indebtedness
for the improvement of the public roads
of said county, a largely attended meet
ing of, the residents of said county and
township, was held in the auditorium
of the Newland High - School on the
evening of Friday, "February 14th, 1919,
and whereas, it was the sense of "this
meeting, . as expressed ' by enthusiastic
and unanimous vote, that the citizens
of Newland Township regard the move
ment looking to the building of modern
highways throughout this community
as a matter of paramount Importance,
therefore, Be it Resolved:
First, That we favor and cordially
indorse the road bill urged by the
Chamber of Commerce of Elizabeth
City, and introduced in the General As
sembly by our . Representative Mr. WI
O. Saunders, which bill authorizes a
bond, issue of five hundred thousand
dollars for permanent road improve
ment in Pasquotank County.
Second, That ; we indorse the 111 of
Representative Saunders amending the
present road law of Pasquotank County,
to the end that tKe entire time of the
county chain gang shall be devoted to
C. R. FULCHER
MR. FULCHER, has for several months
been employed in the gents furnishing
department of the , S. R. 8iff Co., but
vith the coming of the fishing season he
has returned to his old love. Mr. Fulcher
has resigned his position at S. R. Siff
Co. to represent the Buckroe Fish Co., of
Washington, O. C In eastern North
Carolina. .Mr. Fulcher says he is out to
buy or solicit shipments on consignment
and, in either case, is prepared to make
it interesting for the fisherman.
UNITED STATES STILL
HAS MILLIONS OVERSEAS
Cost of the War is Still Going on at a I
Rate And End is Not Near
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Official information received ly the
War? Loan Organization here from the
War Department is that, according to
recently corrected records, the ! United
States' has no less than 2,000,000 men
overseas. The exact figure announced
bv the ereneral staff was 2.013,039. All
these men must be fed and clothed un
til they can be returned to their homes
via -nrrtrHTicr nt the tuh mart a of the r-nrl it is io meet this expense, ana
county; and we further indorse this 0ther3 equa!y necessary, that the Vio- j
Din, as puDiisneo in ine iast l ihohrtv l oan will be offered.
and commending the personnel of the
proposed Pasquotank - Highway Com
mission, to -wit; Messrs. W. J. Woodley,
J. J. Morris, A. B. Houtz, J. W. Fore
man and W. L. Cohoon, and we believe
Of ; o mm rvereas 2,003,935 ws.e
listed as in I nopean service-in ciua '.
in this number being 32,385 marinis.
t nitctl if tates- V. cops in Siberia number
-,v, rtnaiifier! ana anitori tnr 9.104. according to the war uepart-
the duties of such position. menfs statisticians, this total repre-
Third, That we do not oppose the 8 oar men and 298 officers. All
bill of Senator Ferebee, proposing an ,ltof-j mon in "hWpas service
tmroA v.5crWTOQ-ir hetwAon "RrtpntoTi I the enlisted men. m overseas service
and Norfolk, except in so fax as such number, the government bulletin says,
bill would tax the citizens of Pasquo- 1,929,725, being commanded by X 6,61)4
tank county in ouiiaing any part oi ff.
ouiU ivau in aijj liii - v. u ii kiiu.1-
their own, and that "we are strongly of
the opinion that the roads of the coun
ty should be first improved before con- 1,690,234 men under arms
inuuung LU Lilts uuuuiug yi buuu iuouo
in other counties.
Fourth, That we urge upon the citi
In the United States and its insular
possessions, AiasKa, etc., tnere were
summary was compieiea. inis wiai
added to that , of the 'troops sent to
zens' of other parts of the county, and France and. Siberia gives1 an aggregate
particularly the business men of Eliza- of 3,703,273, this representing the fight- I
beth City, and the Chamber of Commer? 'tTl v, tVlA a tion has ai.
ce of that city, the great importance " --
and value to all parts and t all inter-1 ready available. Peace is now assured,
ests of the county, of the proposed but the war has not been paid for.
highway from Jnzaoetn ity to wor" Heavy obligations are outstanding, such
viiiopi nf smitv, viimia nT1rt the Dismal as the return transportation of the
Swamp Canal; and in support of this
position we would respectfully show:
. 1. That the route by the way of
South Mills and the Dismal Swamp
Canal is shorter,; by ten miles than the
2. That N6ffo1k County and the City
of Portsmouth, Virginia, have mutually
roops and their maintenance until mus
tered out, and it is to meet these lia
bilities that war savings stamps are
still being issued and the "Victory Lib
erty Loan is soon to be offered.
How soon the troops can be brought
back to this country the War Depart-
n rred to build a erood road from the
City of Portsmouth, paralleling the Dis- ment has not yet been able to ascertain
mal Swamp Canal, to the North Caro
lina line. And that South Mills Town
ship, Camden County, is asking the
nresent General Assembly or JNortn
Carolina for authority to issue road that "it is well to race squarely ail tne
bonds in the sum of fifty thousand dol- possibilities." It is to meet these "Pos-
Premier Clemenceau. of France, has is
sued a warning that the armistice ntay
be but a "lull in the storm." He adds
sibilities" before they develop that
American troops are still needed over
seas, it is pointed, out the "War De
partment hopes that it soon will be
able to bring them home.
SITUATION GROWS SERIOUS
TO FARMERS AND R. R.
lars for the purpose of connecting the
Virginia state line with the Pasquo
tink county line, a distance of ten miles,
That this generous attitude on the
part of this region of Camden County
is quite in contrast with court iriouse
Township, Camden County, through
which Senator Ferebee's proposed road
would run. and to the construction of
which road the people of this part, of
1 amflen uountv nave not onereu iu
contribute one dollar.
Neither have the people of that part
of Currituck County, through which
the proposed road is to run, yet given.
evidence of a willingness to assist in
building that although this county is
to be the greatest beneficiary of that
3. That if the Elizabeth City-Nor
folk hierhwav is routed by South Mills
the contribution which .fasquotanK Mows :
county wouiQ mae iu .u. a xU, please let me say a word to our far- I
would ue iiie cuiisn utuuii ui iuui lh
miles of improved highway within its mer patrons.
own territorial limits and thus serving "The normal yearly movement or ier-
the double function of affording a mod- tilizers in this region runs from three
ern highway for both local I and ( through mimon to fiye millions ttms. This means
ramc, a-nu mus spenums cvcij wciti
of its money on better roads within its m round figures, 160,000 carloads to be
own borders. j handled.
4. That the employment oi the feoutn nrdinariiv most nf tv.is verv larere
Mills route would not only mean four- . traffic is thrown on the rail-
teen miles of improved highway in the ltem or trarnc ls thrown on tne ran 1
direction of Norfolk, but fourteen miles roads m the months of January, eb-
of Improved highway in the direction ruary and March. Great activity on
of Gatesville, Suffolk, Winton, Raleigh tfceir mrt is necessarv to handle the
That the fertilizer movement has been I
slow this year and that congestion of
traffic is probable unless farmers rut '
in their orders at pnce, is the burden
of statement issued by Regional Rail
road Director Winchell, which is as fol-
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and other points, both in North Caro
lina and Virginia, which could - De
reached by crossing the Chowan river
at Winton. and that Gates county:
heretofore identified, socially and com
mercially, with Suffolk, could easily be
made our neighbors in all relations.
"By February 10 at least 40 per cent
of the whole fertilizer tonnage has us-
usuilly been shipped, but this year less
than 15 per cent has moved so far; that
The Gates County trade, now- going to j is to say, the movement up to date is
Suffolk, would be thus turned to jiiza- about 50,000 cars short of what - it
beth City. . I Hy,,!, nava wn
k. That state and Federal road t
ftmds are available only for the build- "It is easy for you to see what I
ing of road connecting county seats, than 15 per cent has moved so far; that '
and, therefore, the contemplated nign- fear
forS "auoTank bounty only seve"n "A flood of business at the last" mo-
miles of road, the distance from Little I ment cannnot be moved to the satis-
River Bridge, at the Perquimans line, faction of our patrons and complaints
to Elizabeth City, for the permanent I wm sureIy foilow. We are anxious to
al funds could be obtained. If the South avoid complaints, but it is obvious that
Mills route is adopted, Pasquotank j we cannot move all of this tonnage at
County WOUld be entitled to receive time. Tn nrfler to do the ioh Herht it
DOin OLa.Lt; anu reuciu in iwc v""- lo aasooT v,Q- it ho well jtrihiitol
ern roads instead of only seven miles throughout the whole three months.
And if this road should be continued on
to Gates county we would be entitled
to this same aid in the construction of
six. miles more of such highways
"During the past four or five weeks
car conditions and weather have been
favorable, but the fertilizers' have not
ers and the railroads.'
In this issue you will find the first
installment of our new serial story,
'The Light in the Clearing."
Thus the South Mills and Gates route moved freely and immediate activity is
would entitle Pasquotank to State and now necessary, to avoid a condition
Federal aid - in building r twenty--seven I be to
rrnitB ox mouei.li luaua wiiiiiu lis uui-
ders as against only seven miles of
such road by the way of Senator Fere
bee's proposed route through Currituck.
It is important, too, that we remem
ber that such a route through our sis
ter county, Gates, would afford an op
portunity to this county to receive these
Gfata ortiV TTaaral -fll-nrta in nliilinc a
road through the entire length of the I Miles of Wire On a Big Gun.
county form the Pasquotank border No fewer than 117 miles of steel
t0then;E1l0tnr 'vlre are wonnd on a 12-inch cun that
cross the Pasquotank River at a point Weighs 13 tons. In appearance this
where it is not navigable and only wire, which is of the same quality as
forty feet wic'.e, thus inexpensive to piano wire, resembles tape t is one-
keSercS garter of an inch .wide and one-tenth
route would contemplate the purchase o an inch - thick. It IS tested to a
of an expensive bridge in; Elizabeth breaking strength of 110 tons.
yiLy xiai uur up m ' cuiusirucuun oi a I
new bridge representing a cost of thirty
of forty thousand dollars. ; Swamp, made famous in song and story
7. That thousands ot dollars" axe and immortalized by the pen of the
spent annually in the . South by north- great English bard,
ern tourists travelling by automobiles. J Resolved further that a copy of these
That the Currituck route' has . no at- resolutions be forwarded - to . each of
traction to off er these t tourists while I our State Senators, our Representative,
thousands would travel the other route I the Chamber, of Commerce of Elizabeth
which affords a - visit to the Dismal City and to the local press.
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-and ybii high grade of
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