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THE MDEPENDENT.:EUZAB1H.ui i t, m.
W. 0, SAUNDERS, Editor ,
r l1 v.rv FnVlav bv W. 0. Saunders at 505 East Fear-
ing St., Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina.
Subscription Rates: 1 Year $1.50; 6 months $1.00: 3
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2nd class matter at the po. office at Elizabeth City, N. C. June 9, 1908
VOL X. FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1919.
LABOR not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat
which endureth unto everlasting life. Jesus.
THIS newspaper sincerely trusts that Elizabeth City now in
the midst of a municipal political campaign, will not be so thought
less or so unrighteous as to put in office a man who would steal
wearing apparel and bed linen from his neighbors caught m a
flood. Please, for God's sake, aon z ao iudi.
CONGRESSMAN JOHN H. SMALL replies to the late cam
paign charges of C. R. Pugh, elsewhere in this newspaper tins
week. Mr. Small uses plain language. He says Mr. Pugh did not
ten the truth in many instances and told only half truths in some
others. It is the kind of reply one, who knows Mr. Small, would
expect Mr. Small to make. He has clearly put Mr. Pugh on the
defensive. Mr. Small's statement wiU be accepted as frank and
convincing by the public generally thruout the district.
Education That Doesn't Fit
HE average high school and college graduate leaves the
school room to enter a world that ne nasn t learaeu vei
Qvrmt TTft knows a great deal about ancient
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Greece and the Rome of the Caesars. He knows tne JLUzaoeman
period of English history and he thinks he knows something about
France, He knows the military history of the United States from
1776 to 1865. He knows just lots and lots of things, but doesn't
know a blessed thing except what every other High School gradu
ate knows. They all learn the same things from a course of stud
ies doped out for them by a lot of cautious old professors who
learned the same things and would be lost in any metropolitan
While the boys in college are stuffing their craniums with
this interesting ancient piffle, a lot of fellows who1 never went to
college are really discovering the world and know more about it
thru their mercantile ventures than colleges will ever know. Know
ing what the ancient Roman said and did isn't half so interesting
and is by no means as valuable as a knowledge of what the'mod
ern citizen of Rome smokes, chews, eats and wears and how much
money he has to spend for such things.
Moving Too Fast For Us
HE trouble with the world is, it moves too fast for the
f CV average citizen and leaves him in the lurch and forever
VSV behind the times. So many men Jihink in terms of their
own household. So many men think in terms of their own neigh
borhood circle. A few men in every town understand a town's
problems. Occasionally you find in a town a man who has a grasp
of the state's problems. Occasionally in a state you find a man
who has a grasp of world problems. But the average fellow
doesn't know his own city; the problems of the state, the nation
and the great wide world have no meaning for him; he doesn't
let them concern him; he doesn't understand or attempt to under
stand them. A few men do the thinking for him. These few men
in most instances have been forced into a position of leadership
and dictatorship by the expansion of their commercial pursuits.
They think and act in terms perculiar to their selfish enterprises.
And then the average fellow has the face to sit around a barber
shop and bemoan the fact that the world isn't being run to suit
him! If things are not right in the world, what in heaven's name
are you doing to help make them right? The chances are you are
not even interesting yourself in the election of a decent Alderman
in your own little two "by four ward.
the fund will get his money back, dollar for dollar when he sees fit
to terminate the agreement;, if you like this scheme you may try
it in vour own shopY there are no strings, patents or copyngnts
on it. It has this advantage over uiuusuiai . .
who pays 25 cents a week to an insurance company has get
Sck or die to get his money back. By THE INDEPENDENT'S
plan the employe is encouraged' to lay something for a jainy
day and the encouragement is genuine, THE INDEPENDENT put
ting up for him just as much as he puts up for himself.
REGISTER NEXT WEEK
The registration books 'of the city
open Saturday, April 26 at ? a. m. and
close Saturday, May 3 at 8 p. m. Every
resident of the city should go to his
place of registration next week and
see that his name is on the books, or
get it there. The fact that you may
have voted in the general election
doesn't mean that the politicians in
Elizabeth City have a registration book
with your name on it. Better look out
Following are the polling places,
registrars and pollholders for the com
ing city election:
EMrst Ward. Godfrey's store, H. C.
Godfrey, registrar, M. W. Berry and P.
S. Shipp, pollholders.
Second Ward, William's, store, Char
lie Williams, registrar, L. B. Thornton
and J. C. Munden, pollholders.
Third Ward, Whitehurst's store, H.
F. Whitehufst, registrar, C. G. Fear
ing and J. H. Burgess, pollholders.
Fourth Ward, City Market, E. F.
Sawyer, registrar, D. W. Haris and W.
G. Pool, pollholders.
PROMINENT WOMAN IS
INTERESTED IN PARK
Mrs. Chas. H. Robinson Heads Move
ment to Acquire Pleasure Park
For This City
There will be an entertainment given
by the little folks of the third grade
of the Elizabeth City Graded School,
at Blackwell Memorial Church this
Friday evening at 8 o'clock. The en
tertainment is under the management
of Mrs. Larry Ennis Skinner, which
means that it will be no ordinary event.
An admission fee of 25 cents will be
charged and the proceeds will be given
to the Ladies Aid Society of the Black
well Memorial Church.
Mrs. Chas. H. Robinson, one of Eliz
abeth City's wealthiest and most phil
anthropic women is" heading a move
ment to acquire a park for Elizabeth
City. Mrs. Robinson thinks Elizabeth
City should have a big recreation park,
big enough for picnics, play apparatus,
athletic grounds, golf links, etc. And
she thinks the old fair grounds near
the hospital are ideal for the purpose,
provided rights to the riverfront cah
be secured with the property. The pro
perty belongs to Daniel Ed. Williams,
of South Mills, who wants $30,000 for
it but will take $21,000 if the land is
purchased for public use. . -
Mrs. Robinson has not indicated how
much she will subscribe to head the
movement. Dr. Geo. W. Clarke sug
gests that she subscribe $5,000 and that
additional subscriptions of $5,000 be
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obtained from Jfi...J Ayuien
Sawyer. Dr.3 Clarke , is serving on a
committee having the project under
IS A STAND-PATTER
And He Was a Coward After All
CERTAIN little boy had been told by. his father that he
must not go out into the woods and climb trees. The
little boy obeyed his father until another boy came along
and tempted him to do that which he had been told not to do.
And the big boy said, "If you don't go, you're a coward!"
Now the little boy didn't want to be called a coward or to be
looked upon as a coward by his playmates. He therefore, without
much thinking, disobeyed his father and followed the tempter
The little boy thought he had established his bravery and given
the lie to the suggestion of cowardice.
But the little boy didn't think right and didn't see the right
thing. He became a coward when he failed to show enough
strength and courage and manhood to obey his conscience, do
what he knew was the right thing and keep his promise to his
father. In a real test of courage the little boy made a miserable
. The little boy became a coward the very minute he disobeyed
his parent. He did the wrong thing just to square himself in the
estimation of a boy whose esteem really wasn't worth anything.
Most of my editorializing is for the benefit of the grown up
children. Just to show my versatility I thought I'd try one on the
President Wilson is being
criticised by men of Italy,
France and England, as well
as those of Germany, for his
position taken on the peace
treatv. Oh well, there comes
a time in the life of every man,
as well as that ot Nations,
when Men are called upon to
stand up and be counted.
When we believe a thing with
all our Souls, we should stand
by our convictions until we are
convinced that we are wrong.
We believe with all our might,
that we carry the best line of
Clothing, Furnishings and Shoes
to be found in America for the
One of the best proofs of our
opinion is the ever increasing
patronage of the people. Forf
instance, last Saturday, was
the biggest Salesrday during
our twenty-five years experi
ence in business
Come and investigate our
claims before buying elsewhere,
and you, like "Wilson" will be
C. A. COOKE
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
Opposite Love's Meat Market
Norfolk, Va., April 24, 1919.
Reported especially for THE INDE
PENDENT by Jarvis fir enirew,
JThe following prices represent act
ual sales made to-day:
Items not quoted were not sold to
day and the Food Administration pro
hibits quotations other than acxuaj
Hens ' 38c
Frying Chickens 65c
Geese, live 25c
Turkeys, live 35c to 40c
Roosters, live 20c
Ducks, live 30c to 35c
Hogs, small, dressed 22c
Irish Potatoes $3.00 to $3.25
Nancy Halls $6.00 to $7.00
Haymans $5.50 to $6.00
Market dull on Sweet Potatoes. -
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FOR ALDERMAN 2ND. WARD
I hereby announce my candidacy for
Alderman for the Second Ward. Your
vote and support will be appreciated.
pA18-2t CALEB WALKER.
C. M. COOPER
A Young Man's Man
If You Are
a few days from home
take along a
The resultant"pictures will
be of the human interest
kind rintensely interesting
at the outset, priceless in
the years to come.
KODAKS from $7.50 up.
BROWNIES fro $2.00 up.
How Does This Strike You?
'HIS newspaper has worked out a little employes' disability
insurance scheme all of its own which may lack much of
being perfect, but which is better than none at all. Each
employe of THE INDEPENDENT sets aside 25 cents a week from
his or her wages for the disability fund. I supplement the fund
by a like amount; putting in 25 cents for each 25 cents put in by
the employes. This money is deposited in a local bank to the
account of THE INDEPENDENT EMPLOYES' DISABILITY. Out
of this fund will be paid the doctor and medical bills of any em
ploye who is disabled by sickness or accident. In addition to such
medical service and supplies the disabled employe will be paid
$1.00 per day while sick or disabled, so long as the fund win suf
fice for this payment Upon leaving the employ of THE INDE
PENDENT an employe is entitled to withdraw from the fund
every cent he has put into it, less any actual benefit he may liave
derived from the fund.. In other words an employe who puts up
25 cents a week and never has occasion to receive any money from
the Picture be
fore it's Gone
To do that successfully you
must have a
The perfect view fades quickly; the ideal expres
sion soon, vanished; so you must have the Quick.
Camera and that's the Seneca. New Senecashave faster
lenses, quicker shutters, make better pictures. The whole
tribe is here in our store come and see them.
We Are Fitted Up
Cameras & Shutters
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Any make Films and Supplies
Carried in Stock
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A quiet but pretty marriage took
place Tuesday afternoon at the home
of Mr. B. Li. Banks, Sr., when Miss Vir-
gilia Mae Banks -became the bride of
Mr. Sprigs Brent of Qovington, Ky.
The. rooms were beautifully decorat
ed with evergreens, spirea and candles.
The ceremony was performed at 2:15
o'clock by; Rev." Matt ' Mv Simpson, of
Norfolk, cousin of the bride, and was
witnessed by relatives . and a few
friends. The wedding march was
played by .Mrs. H. D. Walker. The bride
wore a. handsome traveling suit of dark
blue cloth with hat to correspond and
her flowers were a corsage bouquet of
orchids. The matrons of honor were
Mrs. B. L. Banks, Jr., and, Mrs. M. N.
Overton of Norfolk. The groomsmen
were Mr. B. I Banks, Jr., and .Mr. Wil
liam Rouse of Norfolk. Immediately
after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Brent
left for a northern wedding trip and
on their return will reside in Eliza
THE INDEPENDENT SURPRISES HIM
Here is what Emmet Finley, editor of "Pep" the monthly
magazine read by all live newspaper men, says about THE
INDEPENDENT: v - ;
Mr. W. O. Saunders, Editor, 1 v -
' The Independent, - ' ;
' Elizabeth City, N. C. -V - ; V , ; .'S V
My dear Mr, Saunders: v ; v ' : .
V I want to take time to tell you that you are publishing a mighty
good newspaper. The two copies you sentme came to hand and I was
very much surprised that a town the size of Elizabeth City could sup
port a newspaper as good as THE" INDEPENDENT and one as brave.
But it seems "that you are supported, and supported well; I am prompted
to this remark by the volume of advertising you carry. -;
'-; -I appreciated very much your editorial on Bolshevism. You certain
ly hit thenail on the headt It's too bad that there aren't more newspapers
over the country who are willing to come out and tell the truth in this
connection. Their failure to do this you perhaps attribute to their dis
donesty more than I do. I think stupidity is the big factor. The news
papers, just like the people, are having something put over on them.
- Thanks. for your good interest in PEP.
Very truly yours,
The charter under which This Bank
operates was granted by the United
States Government and "Uncle Sam"
sends his personal representatives
at frequent intervals to see that our
affairs are being conducted accord
ing to his jtnct requirements.
These precautions are in the interest of our
depositors, and our services are at the dispo
sal of' the people of this i section.
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Having moved to Markham & Ferebee's old stand, I S
EE : am now able to furnish most anything in made up sheet iron S
EE - and tinware that you need. V S
mm lime . consists v
The Lion one pipe furnace: Slate Metal and Composi-
H tion Roofing; Kitchen sinks, Ash cans, Garbage cans; wash
EE v tubs, coal buckets, water buckets, milk buckets, roaster any
EE size, re buckets, boat pumps and tanks, oO pumps, oil cans,
EE stove pipe and elbows, roofins paint and cement, stove
EE cement, sheet iron and tin, Valley iron and tin.
EE Also repair any of the above articles.
Yours to serve,
Successor to C0H00H & JACKSOH, Phone 935