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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1919.
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My esteemed contemporary THE
HERTFORD HERALD explains its re
cent attack upon the people of Eliza.
beth City by attacking the motives of
the. editor of THE INDEPENDENT.
That is hardly an explanation to Eliza
beth City. people who have been called
"boneheads" and accused of "opposing
every step of real' progress proposed by
the present General Assembly".
The Herald does not apologize or ex
plain why it calls our people boneheads
and opponents of progress, but gives its
readers about two columns of charges
that I am jealous of the job printing
business set up in this city by Jack
r Wells, the owner of the Herald. This
'charge is a cheap and unreasonable
falsehood. No one knows better than
the editor of the Herald that THE IN
DEPENDENT does job printing only
incidental to the publication of a news
paper and doesn't care a rap how many
job shops locate in Elizabeth City. The
editor of The Herald also knows that
I have always had the highest esteem
for his boss Jack "Wells; and the editor
IOr nzs DOSS Jaun vveus; cuiwi j , . .
, , , T . , said: "The farmer comes to town with
of The Herald knows that I am to-day
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I fincV, nn ap-ainst a
IjlW' listening; post and youH
get the Prince Albert call, all ngnt!
VonMi rmnt a iimmv Dine so quick and
get so much tobacco joy out of every
puff you'll wish you had been born
twins! For, Prince Albert puts over a turn
new to every man fond of a pipe or a home
moHo oicrarAttfi. It wins vout erlad hand com-
pletely. That's because it has the quali tyl
And, right behind this quality flavor and quality fra
grance is Prince Albert's freedom from bite and parch
which is cut out by our exclusive patented process.
We tell you to smoke your fill at any clip jimmy
pipe or makin's cigarette without a comeback I
Toppy red bags, tidy , red tins, handsome pound and
half pound tin humidors and that clever, practical
pound crystal glass humidor with sponge moistener
top that keeps the tobacco in such perfect condition.
J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winston-Salem, N. C
the biggest- customer of Jack wens
printery. I sublet the bulk of my news
paper compostion to Mr. Wells and my
account with him runs ' over $100 a
month. I don't think he has another
such customer or that he has a custom
er who pays his bills more promptly
than I have paid. I mention this to
show that I could have no envy or ill
feeling for Mr. Wells. If I desired to
cripple Mr. Wells' business I would in
stall a linotype machine of my own
and go after him. I regret that the edi
tor of The Hertford Herald has re
sorted to falsehood to squirm out of a
The Herald is unfair to the Chamber
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CHAMBER TO MAKE
SURVEY OF SCHOOLS
But The Surprising Thing About It Is
The Suggestion That They
Dr. Geo. W. Clarke, pastor of Black-
well Memorial Baptist Church preached
a special sermon Sunday night in der I
fense of Elizabeth City merchants who
had been accused of profiteering. The
rather surprising thing about the ser
mon was that it should have been
preached at all. There has been some
talk of unreasonable profits on meats
and certain farm products, but. no one
has heard Elizabeth City merchants
generally accused of profiteeringT Of
course, pretty much everybody, includ
ing the farmer, has been guilty of pro
fiteering in war time; but it is an es
tablished fact that prices in Elizabeth
City stores have always been consider-
bly lower than prices charged for simi
lar merchandise in Norfolk and other
nearby shopping centers. No person
who knows the markets will contend
Referring: to the farmer, Dr Clarke
an niri hen that he used to sell for a
quarter. He gets a dollar or a dollar
and a half for that old hen. And then
he kicks when he is asked to pay 15
cents more for a pair of socks. But
that's his nature and we'll not condemn
him: he's one of us and we're for him
off and on ; now and then."
AYDLETT AND JUDGE
SPENCE IN A FALSE LIGHT
An article entitled "Assault With
Deadly Weapon Gets Light Fine," which
appeared in this newspaper last week
was written by some one not conversant
with the facts. The article took a dig
of Commerce of Elizabeth City by con- t Recorder Spence for having let Elliott
fse Your Car
Need Good Tires
Your car's usefulness is increasing every day.
It is becoming more and more of a real necessity
to you both in your business and home life.
For that very reason you need good tires, now,
more than ever.
The out-and-out dependability that created so
tremendous a demand for United States Tires in
times of war is just as desirable today.
It reduces tire troubles to the vanishing point
multiplying the usefulness of your car and putting
the cost of operation on a real thrift basis.
United States 'Nobby', 'Chain', 'Usco',and 'Plain'
are the most popular fabric tires built. They have
all the strength and stamina our years of experience
have taught us to put into tires.
There is also the United States 'Royal Cord',
the finest built for passenger car use.
Our nearest Sales and Service Depot dealer has
exactly the treads you need for your car and the
roads you travel.
He will gladly help you pick them out.
Believing that our people would more
thoroughly understand the splendid and
disinterested service being rendered by
the teachers in our schools, and by the
men who are serving on our school
boards, and that they should be more
emiita -nritvi fhf handicaps under
lauiiiim - -
which both are laboring in their efforts
rv o-u-o tViP ritv and county schools
eaual to those of any part of our nation
the Chamber of Commerce will make a
survey of the schools of Elizabeth City
and Pasquotank County.
Having no interest but that of the
highest welfare of our people and child
ren, and inspired by no selfish or parti
san motive, the Chamber is sure to do
a piece of work that will be of inestim
able help to the men and women who
are charged with, the responsibility
of giving the children 4he best educa
tional advantages and opportunities.
Chambers of Commerce have so help
d the educational leaders in many com
munities, and in no instance has the
result of the work of any brought forth
other than universal approval. Hun
dreds of cities and counties, and thou
sands of teachers and members of
school boards thruout the land are
today grateful for the service render
ed them by some Chamber of Commerce.
Itinuing to assert that the business in
terests of Elizabeth City or the Cham
ber of Commerce of Elizabeth City were
represented at a conference in Raleigh
which indorsed Senator Ferebee s dis
trict highway scheme. The Chamber
of Commerce was not represented at
that meeting. There.were three Eliza
beth City men there on their own ini
tiative and not as representatives of
Elizabeth City or Pasquotank county.
Those men were E. F. Aydlett, C. R.
PukIi and J. Kenyon Wilson, all of
whom I believe were in Raleigh on'other
business and attended the conference
only because it was convenient for
them to do so. They did not represent
Elizabeth City; certainly they had no
Authority to do so.
As for The Herald's charge that I
have changed front on the district high
way proposition; that is not true. I
am in favor of such a highway and in
favor of Pasquotank bearing the bur
den of the cost of its construction. But
I am not in the General Assembly to
represent my own wishes in matters
of public legislation; I am the repre
sentative of the people of Pasquotank
county and shall always respect their
wishes. The Representative from Pas
quotank has not changed front.
Baum off with a $50 fine for an assault
with a razor and added in a concluding
sentence that E. F. Aydlett represented
Baum. The writer did not intend to put
Mr. Aydlett or the court in a false light,
but this is exactly what was done. The
truth of the matter is Mr. Aydlett did
not appear for Baum at all. Baum was
represented by Meekins & McMullan.
The editor of THE INDEPENDENT
regrets the blunder and hopes that Re
corder Spence and Mr. Aydlett will ac
cept this explanation and apology.
W. O. S.
DEVELOPMENT CO. ENTERTAINS
Having refurnished the Directors
which they recently purchased, the
room in the Citizens' Bank building
Home Development Co., held their first
meeting there last Thursday evening.
After a brief business session the com
pany was host to the wives of its mem
bers at an informal but very pleasant
reception prepared and served under
the most-excellent direction and super
vision of Mrs. G. W. Cardwell. Those
present were Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Card
well, Dr. and Mrs. E. L. Homer, Atty.
and Mrs. C. W. Brown, Rev. and Mrs. J.
T. Doles, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Long Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Fleming, Mr. W. A. Brit
ton and Miss M. A. Turner.
. W. Asbell of Tyner, N. C.f a Well
Known Farmer of Chowan County,
Makes An Interesting Statement
Letter As Follows:
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Tyner, N. C, July 19, 1917.
Dr. J. E. Masrow,
405 Dickson Building,
It is with pleasure that I write to
of the great relief and com
fort your glasses afford me.
I have been a sutterer trom neau
aches all my life, and now in my forty
cnri vour t have at last found relief.
My head would ache nearly all the time
and my eyes would hurt m tne sun ana
would water if I used them a laest
bit. I heard of your wonderful work
onri tho i-plifvf von had given others.
so I decided to consult you. In April
T railed in your . office to see if you
Id do anvthinff for me.
Since that time I have been wearing
v criacspq and would not take any.
thing in the world for them. The sun
no longer holds any norrur iui me, in
eyes never water and my head has been
It gives me a great deal of pleasure
rmiviieh mv letter in Norfolk and Eden-
d T v.-ant vou to nlease
ton so other sufferers "may be benefited
bv what I have said) that from, the
very moment I first put on the glasses
vou furnished me I felt greatly relieved
and cinpp wpannff them an mv ail
ments have completely disappeared. I
nm move than delighted with VOUr worn
and hope others suffering with any eye
trouble will consult you so they too
may find relief. With best wishes, I am,
Yours very truly,
T. W. ASBELL,
CAN YOU SPELL YOUR NAME?
Question Not Really Offensive, In View
of the Fact That There Are
Many Who Cannot.
Can you spell your middle name
correctly. If so, be proud of that
fact, for there are a lot of men in
Indianapolis who cannot.
At one of the draft registration
rooms Thursday the men who were
typing the names from the cards
kept a record of some of the middle
names that the registrants were un
able to spell.
A young man who had always
written his name with the middle
" unthoughtful of the morrow,
was confronted suddenly with the
spelling of the name for which it
stood. He wrote it Issac, then said
he guessed that wasn't just right,
but it would do.
Another was named for Grover
Cleveland and had been accustomed
to write the name "Grover C."
! When he took the pen to sign his
full name to the card, he wrote
"Grover" with a flourish, added
the "C," then stopped short. At
last a bright idea struck him. He
took his eyes from the wall at which
he had gazed for inspiration and
looked at the top of the card to see
how the registration officer had
spelled the name. He copied that
spellmsr on the bottom line.
Vireril, as a middle name, proved
a stumbling block for another regis
trant. He nnaUy wrote it " V ergai.
SCARING A GERMAN.
Dnrinar the German retreat the
enemy's last rear-guard action was
made by hostile planes tnat new
back over the American lines.
One of these planes was flying
over a big field in the direction of a
French town where American
troops were stationed. At the edge
of this town an American machine
gunner had his machine well camou
flaged, waiting for just such a tar
get. Just as the German flyer got
half way across the field the Ameri
can opened fire from his hidden po
sition. "Did you get him?" his captain
"No. sir," answered the gunner,
"but I must have scared him a bit,
because he dropped all three of his
bombs together out in this vacant
field and beat it back about as tast
as a Duiiec couia travel. xana
Stars and Stripes.
The Elizabeth City Buggy Company
Manufacturers of Buggies, & Dealers in American Wire Fence
We Sell For Cash or On Time
Matthews Street Elizabeth City, N. C.
HEARD AT CAPITAL
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FIRST) and consult Dr. Masrow if you
Why not tonow tne motto .&-a.i? n.x i
have any trouble with your eyes, such
as headaches, nervousness, smarting,
burning and watering eyes? Glasses
prescribed and fitted by him will surely
correct the trouble. Dr. Masrow's of
fice is at 405 Dickson building, corner
of Granby and Tazewell Sts. Phone
Norfolk 219 for appointments. Office
: hours from nine to7 fire. adv.
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On page sevent of this issue you will
find the third installment of our serial
story, "The Light in the Clearing."
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A scientific discovery enables us to produce
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