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THE iriDEPEHPEHT. EUZJIH Cil Y, U. u.
MAY 23, 1919
N. C. STATE NEWS
WARNS SOLDIERS AGAINST
fP-1. . - - --'- I
Horse Sense About Tobacco
Good tobacco ought to be like a well
bred hoss all th' kick taken out but
all th' sperit left in;
You see, half the secret of makin' a good hoss is
in the breedin' an' half in the breakin'. Selectin'
tobacco that's grown right is only half of makin'
Velvet. The agein' is the other half.
Thar's only one kind of agein' that gets th' right
results Nature's own. Nature's no clock
watcher. She does a job right whether it takes
two years or two thousand.
So when she gets through" with the fine Kentucky
Burley that we put away in wooden hogsheads
for two years, it's just right.
It ain't been hurried none,
or short - cutted. Its a
All kinds of things are
packed in tobacco tins, but
your good neighbor will tell
you "Velvet is the real pipe
tobacco." Prove it for yourself.
Roll a VELVET Cigarette
A Digest of Everything Worth
Knowing About Old North
State Folks and Things J
As a result of the refusal of the
board of aldermen to renew their
licenses, all poolrooms in Rocky Mount
will close their doors June 1.
rGuilty of murder in the first degree
was the verdict of the jury which last
week tried Aaron Wiseman at Shelby
for the murder of Dr. Hennessee at
Glen Alpine on the night of January
31 1918. Wiseman was sentenced to
be' electrocuted June 20. He received
the verdict without emotion.
-Roy R. Fonville of Burlington has
been awarded the croix de guerre for
valourous service with tne marines in
France. He is a Y. M. C. A. Secretary.
Durham has recently passed through
an epidemic of housebreaking, in- con
nection with which hut one arrest has
yet been made. Police are inclined
to think that an organized band , of
Uhieves is at work in the city.
'James A. Salter, or aieign, nas Deen
appointed State Architect for a term
of one year, salary $5,000. He will
have .the general supervision of the
construction of all State Buildings. His
experience covers a period of 20 years.
Dr. A. S. Wheeler Of the University1
of North Carolina has discovered three
is a highly important discovery, in view
of the present dye shortage, due to the
Allied blockade which prevents German
dyes from coming to this country.
Three men were killed when a big
Seaboard locomotive of the Mallet type
exploded near Raleigh last week. The
immense 150-ton boiler was thrown 50
yards by the explosion, the cause of
which has not been determined.
TTnm pr Ferguson, a native of
Waynesville, N. C. has been elected
president of the Chamber of Commerce
of the United States. He has been
actively identified with the work of this
organization since 1914.
j strike of cotton mill workers at
Charlotte reached such serious propor
tions that it was necessary to place
an armed guard of police about the
Louise mills, whose employes are non
union workers, to prevent interferences
by the strikers.
C. A. Moore, a prominent farmer, is
lying unconscious in a Durham hos
pital, suffering from a compound frac
ture of the skull. He was found in that
condition lying in the road near his
home, and it is reported that he inter
fered with a band of masked men who
were whipping a negro charged with
objectionable talk, with the result that
he was assaulted. Another report is
that he was injured while taking part
in a practical joke.
The board of county commissioners
of Forsyth County sold $100,000 worth
of bonds for improved highways May
15. Federal aid for the maintenance of
the National Highway passing through
the county will be asked for.
The second annual session of the
Trinity College summer school for
ministers will be held this year from
June 4 to 13- In addition to the regu
lar lectures and recitations, appropriate
devotional exercises and song services
will be held, and - social intercourse
stressed. It is also hoped that some
definite athletic activities may be pro
vided for. A large attendance oi min
isters is expected.
CHILDREN GARDENERS -Fire JSL
boro May 15, caused a loss of ?i50,oou.
The fire is believed to have been caus
ed by the careless tossing of a lighted
match or cigarette stub into a pile oi
-Out of the cockle burr ytucn sucks
Boss Crane will give this . year at
Chautauqua his new community-building
lecture, "Dollars and Sense Fop
Your Tovyn.V Mr. Crane is known to
all Chautauquans. He ' will please
more than ever before in this new type
of lecture. His illustrated program
points out the possibilities of artistic
town development in a way which en
lists the support of all. Hear him on
the second evening at Chautauqua.
CONTROL" BY CLIQUES
General Sherwood Gives Returning
Soldiers Advice Worth
- General Isaac R. Sheerwood, member
of Congress from Ohio and long prom
inent in the affairs of the Grand Army
of the Republic, has issued a friendly
warning to the returning soldiers not
to permit hemselve to be enrolled in
organizations they themselves u can not
This warning, which appears in a
signed interview published in a mili
tary ' journal (the ' American Army
Gazette) has attracted wide attention
here where the developments at the
St. Louis caucus of the American Leg
ion havebeen closely followed by men
in public life. "
Says the Civil War veteran to the
veterans of this latest war:
"Of course, the soldiers of this world
war will organize. All soldiers of all
wars since the Declaration of Inde
pendence have organized. George
Washington organized what was known
as the Order of Cincinnati, made up
exclusively , of the officers who com
manded companies, brigades, divisions
and armies during the seven years'
war for independence. The soldiers Of
the Civil War, both North .and South,
have maintained organization for over
fifty j'ears, and these orders are still
place of the Little River two-teacher "Immediately following the surrender
school and the Mt. Hermon one-teacher of the armies of the Confederacy, in
school, the two schools being located April, 1865, our heroic soldiers, over
about 2 miles apart. The consolidated two million men, organized first the
school will be located at Okisko, mid- Grand Army of the Republic, follow
way the locations of the two existing ed byjthe Union's Veteran Legion, and
schools. several other organizations, based up-
But there is an obstacle in the path on long service at the battle front.
of a consolidated school, for Okisko or Then the officers of that army, in imi-
any other community in PasquotanK tation of- the Order of Cincinnati, or
County; the Board of Education in ganized the Loyal Legion, made up
making up its budget for the new f is- exclusively of officers who saw battle
cal year has failed to anticipate any service. The most numerous body to-
considerable building program and a day is the Grand Army of the Republic,
building fund of only $1,000 has been containing about 40 percent of all the
provided for the whole county. Wheth- surviving soldiers of that four years'
er that failure tdprovide for new build- conflict.
ings was a piece of niggardness, pea- "It is inevitable and desirable that
nut politics or stupidity is a question the soldiers . of this world war should
for the friends of schools' in this coun- form a permanent body of brotherhood,
tv to figure out. With a building tuna not only to perpetuate in tne memory
of only $1,000 the Board of Education of this generation and the coming gen
can't contribute much to the building eration the achievements on the battle
of consolidated schools this year. The fields of France of our own heroic
nronosed school at Okisko would cost soldiers, but as a permanent appeal
about $6,000 and the Board of Educa- to the citizenship of the Republic of
tion is supposed to contribute half the the patriotic principles and ideals in-
cost, the other half being met by a tax volved in that great" conflict
on the consolidated school district.
10,000 NORTH CAROLINA
And Home Gardens Were Never More
Necessary, Thinks Government
Section 3001 of the laws of North
Carolina requires all secondaries
to be grounded in accordance
with the National Electric Code.
Section 3484 makes violation a
misdemeanor with a fine of not
less than $100.00 and not more
This is required as safe-guard to
life and property. We have com
plied with this requirement and
have grounded all our second
aries. If you have grounds in
your house circuits, be sure to
have them corrected, as they will
result in increasing your light
bills or blowing your fuses, pos
ELECTRIC LIGHT CO.
of Elizabeth City
Food experts from Washington are
of the opinion that, owing to the high to the ci0thes of the passerby, and has
cost of labor and to the enormous generally been considered a pest, is
amount of food America must ship Tlow beintr made a new and valuable
to Europe this year, the price of food Qil avaiiatie for use in paints and var-
stuff s will decrease but little for several nishes ani adapted for food
years. Tne nome garaen, tnereiore, The commissioners and Board or ia-
was never so necessary as now. The ucati0n of Perauimans county have ap
government is urging that all children propriated money for home demonstra-
rrom nine to eignteen years or age De tion work an(i a new agent will De in
encouraged to cultivate the home gar- gtaiied at an early date
den this year, and the United States nmmtv is to have a home
School Garden Army owes it origin demonstration agent for the summer
to this need.
Last year, there wear enrolled in canning vegetables and sea foods in
this organization one ana a nair mn- tllis county
lion children who produced sixteen mil
lion dollars worth of food. At the
present time, over three million have
been enrolled and these,' it is estimated
will produce sixty million dollars worth
In North Carolina, ten thousand chil
dren are enrolled in the School Garden
Army in the following cities:
Raleigh, with six volunteer teachers.
Charlotte, with eight paid teachers,
Rocky Mount, with one paid teacher.
Washington, with one paid teacher,
Goldsboro, with two paid teachers
Greensboro, with six paid teachers
Salisbury, with one paid teacher.
MT. HERMON VOTES FOR
But The Board of Education Has Fail
ed to Put School Building Into
Okisko, Mt. Hermon township, Pas
quotank County, will have a consoli
dated school with four teachers and an
auditorium, if the will of the people of
that section as expressed in an elec-
tirn lacr Sa til T-dnv. materializes. Out
,.v.i,0ti;'ri,- TxHtv, a0r of 61 registered voters in the two dis
L., t ,
tricts involved, 32 voieu ior me
idated school and 29 against it. The
fight against the school was led by J.
Walter Perry, reputed to De tne wed.nu
iest man in the township.
The consolidated school will take the
Durham, with two teachers, and
Asheville with a teacher who gives
all her time to the work. .
South Carolina has about nine thou
sand children engaged in gardening in
the following cities: Columbia, Sum
ter, Chester, Rock Hill, Winthrop
Training School and a number of mill
In Sumter a fourth grade class of
children has planted one tenth of an
acre in potatoes, the money thus made
to be applied toward the support of a
The Bureau of Education at Wash
ington is promoting gardening for its
education value, with teacher super
vision. An appropriation from Congress
has enabled the Bureau to place a num
ber of Garden experts in the field or
ganizing the work in the larger towns
and cities where the children are en
couraged to cultivate a plot of ground
in their back yards, the school to give
credit when the garden is properly
worked. Emphasis is laid on the win
ter garden, as there are a number of
vegetables which can be raised in the
open during the cold winter months,
such as parsnips, carrots, salsify, spin
ach, cabbage, and celery. Both Secre
tary Franklin K. Lane and Commis
sioner Claxtoh are enthusiastic advo
cates of gardening for its educational
!,as well as economic value.
Write to the mind and heart and let
tne ear glean after what it can.
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"Whether the new organization, em
bracing the soldiers of this war for
democracy, should organize in separ
ate groups, is a serious question. My
own idea is that all the soldiers, wheth
er serving as officers or as privates,
should form one common brotherhood,
recognizing no distinction as to rank.
"One of the mistakes made in the
organization of the Grand Army of the
Republic was to give those soldiers
holding positions as Post Commander,
and as State Commander and National
Commander, preference over the rank
and file in all its deliberations in State
and nation encampments by making
said officers life delegates. These for-
life delegates have now become so
numerous and powerful that they conJ
trol and dominate the deliberations of
the national encampments of the Grand
Army. While they may not be so num
erous as the duly elected delegate,
from Grand Army Posts, they are bet
ter organized and more familiar' with
"This system has always appealed
to me as being undemocratic and un-
American, if not absolutely unfair to
the great body of men who stood be
hind the guns, and who have not re
ceived official honors. It has also
created what is called a 'House or
Lords', which has been able to con
trol largely the deliberations and poli
cies of vthe Grand Army for the past
quarter of a century.
"In other words, I believe that the
coming soldier organization which is
bound to be the greatest in the his
tory of this Republic, should be con
trolled in all its deliberations and poli
cies and aims by a majority of the men
who stood behind the guns, which con
stitute the numerous bodies of all sold
ier organizations. It should be, in fact,
an organization to promote in the pres
ent and in the future that vital spirit
of democracy which was the animat
ing and inspiring force that sent our
armies to the battle fields of France.
It should be an organization that will
nnnpal to the natriotic spirit of all
loyal and true Americans."
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Your Grocer Has its
Tha Way of the Fcol.
A fool is yae who goes tiirough llf
with his eyes open, but sees not the
things his eyes were intended to see.
Instead of pissing to one side of trou
ble, he bumps into it, runs headlong
into brambles and gets stuck in mire.
And sometimes he walks right into the
arms of fortune or happens to be John
ny on the spot when favors are being
distributed. But his streaks of luck
are so thin as compared with the
thickness of his worries and disappoint
ments that they seem to be hardly
Popperton "The wife has gone
chopping and left me in charge of the
baby, and I'm blest if I know how to
keep the beggar quiet." Grimshaw
(after critically regarding the howling
juvenile) "I should think you could
easily keep him quiet, both in a vocal
and physical way, by gagging him care
fully, tying his hands behind his back,
binding his feet together, nailing his
clothes to the floor, and then adminis
tering chloroform to him."
An astrologer, who was famed fot
his great learning and his knowledge
of the stars, went out for a walk. As
he walked, all the time looking up
at the sky, he said to himself: "Oh,
how much wiser am I than most men.
All the secrets of the stars are known
to me. I read them as other men
read books. ... ." Thus speaking,
he eame to a well, but, being far. too
busy praising his own cleverness to
potice it, he tripped and fell in head
long, and there he had to stay until
his servant, hearing his cries, came
and pulled him out. Aesop's Fables.
All Europe realizes
now that American
business men, turned
soldiers, simply ap
plied methods oi
American business to
wonder that now
marvel at American
only at their efficient .
big scale methods,
but their economies.
Justly for American
business men scruti
nize every penny,
When' they buy tires,
they study values and
compare prices. Cor
porations all over the
country are concen
trating on Diamonds
the people in this
town who buy tires
latingly, are buying
For Diamonds are
giving thousands of
extra miles atLESS
COST. Let us pre
sent some, compar
ative figures to you.
Elizabeth City, N. C.