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THIS is the big week at
Mitchell's-and very low
prices will reign su
preme. It's just bargain
week and we have plen
ty of them.
Prices for THIS WEEK
50c Kiddie Cloth A fast color
fabric for serviceable cbildrens
$2.00 All Silk Crepe de Chine.
Big assortment Silk Poplin, 75c
25c unbleached and Bleached
35 in. Silk Poplin, all colors,
$1.50 grade. -
$2.75 Printed Georgette, all
newest colors, special price.
This Week's Prices
Week Begins Friday, May 23rd --- Ends Friday, May 30th
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Prices Effective Friday Morning 9 A. M;
Every Item is a Big Leader - : Send Us Your Mail Orders
New shipment Punjab Percales ;
latest patterns, best percale
Beautiful line Wash
$1.50 value. Special
Child's Middy Hats. The best
made, all sizes, $1.00 value.
New Percales, good assortment
patterns, fast colors
Lot Fne Muslin Underwear
Special for this week's selling.
You'll have to see it to get an
idea of the special, values.
Ladies Silk Gloves. Black and
White, 75c grade
Best, grade 32 in. Dress Ging
hams, 505 value. AO. new patterns.
X-ot Wash Skirts. Value
$3.50, 24 to 32 in. waists.
Mercerized Poplin, all new
spring shades, 50c grade
ALL SUITS, CAPES & COATS
for ladies' greatly reduced. 50
All Silk Poplin Skirts, all sizes,
Value to $6.98, all colors
Taffeta Silk, $2.0(T grade, all
colors. This week.
Ladies ine Silk Dresses, 25 of y
them. Taffetas, Crepe de Chene
and Georgette. Values to $30.00
Most all sizes. Special. A big
All silk Waists. Value to $2.98.
Jap Silks, all sizes and colors.
Children's Hose, 35c grade, all
sizes, special lot
Ladies Silk Hose. White and
Fine Muslin Gowns. Special lot.
Value to $2.48.
This week only: Ladies Pumps
and Oxfords. Big lot, mostly
sizes 2 to 5 1-2. Value to $5.00
Big lot Fine Muslin Chemise.
Value to $2.98.
LADIES HATS. New Styles
just received at special prices
$1.98, $2.98, $3.98
Special Skirt, 'made to measure
offer. Any material bought at
this store we will make your
skirt to order for'
Bast made fine lisle hose, white
black and brown, 75c grade
Special lot 50c and 59c Colored
Voiles. All spring hades.
EVERY week we offer
some unusual bargains.
Things around at Mit
chell's are moving lively
nowadays.; We have the
goods and know how to
buy them and sell them
at attractive prices. ;
New Sea Breeze Silks. $1.50
value, all new shades. - Just the
thing for skirts.
Special lot Colored Foulard
Silks. $2.25 value.
Special lot Very Fine Muslin
Gowns Value to $5.00 each.
Very sheer and fine laces.
Best 29c Apron Ginghams, fast
colors . ..
LACES Big line. To close out
' I N ' '
Boys Wash Suits
Big line just received.
$1.48, $1.98, $3.98
O. F. GILBERT, Proprietor
Your Liberty Bonds
are just the same
as cash in trade or
in payment of your account.
of the whole family can
easily be kept with a
Events and happenings
can be better preserved
by pictures than by
HALL HAS THE
144 Granby St., Norfolk
SAVE MONEY ON
We have just installed an
automatic, meat and beef
slicer. Don't pay two prices
for sliced bacon and chip
ped beef in packages. You
can buy it cheaper arid get
better quality sliced to your
Do you appreciate
Then we are the cheapest
store in town for
Staple and Fancy
Call, or phone 820 or 1020.
A STATEMENT BY
TO THE PATRONS OF THE PUBLIC
SCHOOLS AND CITIZENS OP
For the past ten years I have been a
member of the Pasquotank County
Board of Education. During this time
I have had no thought except for the
best interest of your schools: and have
intentionally done no act to hamper
or hinder their progress. I am not ar.
educated man, having been favored
with no more than an ordinary common
school training. When I was called to
the position I now hold, the men who
knew ' me, knew my limitations then,
as well as they know them now. As
stated, I do not claim the high estate
of an educated man, yet I have had
sufficient business experience to know
ordinary business methods. What
capacity I have has been applied in the
management of your schools to its
fullest extent. That someone else
could have done far better than I is
beyond question, but I have done the
best I could.
The recent agitation with respect to
Supt. Vann is, in my opinion, most
unpleasant. With reference to that
incident I have this and only this to
1. On the occasion of the meeting
of your Board the first Monday in May
it was decided by your Board that
Supt. Vann be given notice that he
would not be re-elected in July. Hav
ing reached the decision not to re
elect Mr. Vann yourBoard felt it was
only fair to give him as much notice
as possible in order that he might
obtain employment elsewhere. When
the notice was given him, Mr. Vann
seemed very much surprised, and ask
ed as a favor to him that he be per
mitted to resign because, as he said,
it would make it easier for him to get
other employment. Without hesita
tion your -Board decided that this
would be the best course and told Mr.
Vann to hand in his resignation and re
cord it on the Minute Books of your
Board. He requested us to, say noth
ing about it and so far as I am concern
ed I said nothing about it, and the
first I heard of it afterwards was when
I saw it in the newspaper.
2. Sometime after Mr. Vann had re
ceived the notice by your Board that
his services would not be wanted after
the first of July, he and his wife came
to my house 'and Mr. Vann requested
me in her presence to sign a paper pur
porting to be a recommendation of
him, stating that it might be of assist
ance to him in securing employment.
At the time, I was mowing my front
lawn, and being more . or less, embar
ressed by the presence rof Mrs. Vann,
and sympathizing with Mr. Vann as
t Tirmiii with n.nv nerson in his situa
tion, regardless of the cause", I thought
it could do no harm to sign the paper,
and possibly it would be of some ser
vice to Mr. Vann. I signed, the paper
as an individual,; as" the paper itself
will show, and not as a member of your
Board, and for no other purpose in the
world than to "let him down light", as
far as might be. I have been inform
ed by a number of people that Mr.
Vann has been showing this paper and
using it as evidence of the mistreat
ment of him by your Board, and es
pecially of my attitude towards him.
Mr. Vann took particular' pains not
to disclose his purpose to me when
he got the paper. I scarcely read it
and do not now remember anything in
it except in a general way. I did not
consider it at all and signed it largely
to relieve myself of the embarrassment
of a refusal of a request of a man who.
I thought, was honestly seeking means
of a livelihood and not resorting to a
trick for a later advantage.
3. Those who are so active in con
demning the action of your Board " in
its determination to give Mr. Vann
no further employment after July 1st
would perhaps do well to stop and con
sider that the responsibility of this
matter is not on them, but is on those
who have taken oath to perform the
duties of their office to the best of their
ability. Who is in the best position
to judge of what should be done with
respect to a Countp Superintendent?
Those whose duty it is under their oath,
to diligently safe-guard and promote
the best interests of your schools, or
those who are unacquainted with the
transactions which come up from time
to time at the monthly meetings of
your Board? The action of your Board
in Mr. Vann's case was not prompted
y any prejudice or spite or hatred, per
sonal, factional, or political. So far
as I am concerned none of these things
had anything to do with my action in
the matter, and they will have abso
lutely nothing to do with my future
course with respect to it. It has come
to me from various sources that M. N.
Sawyer is saying, substantially: "I
(Sawyer) had Dan Morgan put on the
Board of Education, having had an ex
pression, or commital, or promise, from
him in advance that he (Morgan) would
support -Minyard Jennings for Super
intendent of Public Instruction." 1 do
not know, of course, whether Mr. Saw
yer said either these identical words, or
the substance of them. If he did, he
has not told the truth. He had noth
ing in the world to do with putting Dan
Morgan on the Board.
It is further circulated, and I under
stand, accredited by many of my
friends, that my attitude with respect
to Mr. Vann was influenced largely, or
perhaps entirely, by a deal or. com
bination between M. N. Sawyer and
myself whereby I was to receive M.
N. Sawyer's influence in a prospective
run for Sheriff in the Democratic .pri
maries of this county. This is a cold
blooded falsehood. There is no foun
dation for any such statement arid I
have no more idea, and have .never had
of running for sheriff than I have had
of running for president of the United
. 4.' I shall never again vote for an
incompetent man for Superintendent of
Public Instruction if I know it. Peo
ple may criticise me, but I shall do my
duty a I see it. Of course, I respect the
wishes of the peole, but until they are
fully informed I shall not be governed
by the clamor, of, the hour created. lar
gely by propaganda "promoted through
self-interest and circulated by those
who have not the responsibility of ac
tion, but . only , the opportunity of use
less intimidation. I shall not be enticed
into any newspaper controversy, be
cause I am unfitted for that. I have
no inclination for such,. I shall have
nothing further to say about this tran
saction until the First Monday in July
when I shall act in accordance with
my judgment and conscience, .j.
In the meantime, I beg to remain,
. J. M. LEROY,
Chmn. Board of Education.
This Camel s 8 days are up
Man, but he's thirsty!
He'll never go eight days
without a drink again.
He had never tastedPepsi
Cola when he started that
The desert's awfullv hot, the
Oases few and far between :
PEPSI-COLA is simply
priceless to this old one-
hump sailing ship bt
the sandy Sahara.
With Pepsi-Cola as an incentive
he could keep going all day..
Why don'tyou drink Pepsi-Cola,
too, this hot weather, and keep
going all day at full speed?
"It Makes You Scintillate"
PElPSi - COLA BOTTLING CO. ELIZABETH CITY, N. G