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817,000 CARS WERE SCRAPPED IN 1917
end taost of then CAff'6 - Off ty middle-aged
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to enjoy that drink of; all table
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i flfee ol' hoss
chloroform a good horse just because he's hungry
would be a foolish thing.
But thousands of people are apparently just as
reckless--dumping good cars onto the scrapheap because
of a battery hunger they do not understand.
As this is not the year for extravagant waste, it's up to
you to keep the old car in commission. Feed her and
she'll respond. The Eveready Storage Battery is the tonic
she needs. No indigestion: no ruinous sulphation just
the everlasting "go" that is her natural gait when you
treat her right.
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i a year and a half and we-'re here to make it good
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all makes of batteries
Our repair work
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;& THE NINE FOOT ROAD
v- BY RALPH POOL
.' The Independent's: Staff Poet - ( '
The work on Pasquotank's new roads will start on
August first, and soon paved streets will take the place
of rutty paths accurst; which now are leading thorough
fares from Newland to Sound Neck,- that bounce and
jolt and shake us vUp, and get our goats, by heck. It may
be bricksT asphalt or tar on which we soon will ride, or
maybe porous plasters laid with neatness" side by side;
at any rate the : roads we'll have will sure be better far,
than present trough and rucky trails, the kind Of roads
Now for the sake of those, who bring to town a heavy
load, we should not think of putting down a narrow
nine-foot road.' In truth a roadway of that width would
make it pretty tough on old man Brown who loads his
cart with lots of heavy stuffy a load his horse can pull
with ease upon the boulevard, which stretches straight
away to town, with surface smooth and hard. A miie
from homehe meets a car there has been quite a rain
he takes the dirt to let it pass, and can't get back again;,
his wheels are stuck three feet in mud, they will not budge
a bit. The splendid road is lying there, so near but yet
so far, that lovely narrow road we made of asphalt, brick
or tar The "grass" that was supposed to grow beside
the well-paved part is oozy, slimy, sticky mud, that
shakes the boldest heart.
Again we plead for those who bring to town a heavy
load : it would be pure calamity to build a nine foot road."
NORTH CAROLINA HAS
LOWES! DIVORCE RATfe
But The Number of Divorces in This
State Is Increasing Rapidly
With the Years
It is easy to make mistakes in the
banging of pictures. Observing the
following as a guide, you will make
fewer mistakes in this respect. First,
a plain paper for the room is almost
imperative. This will give you an op
portunity to use all the pictures, no
matter what they are. Soft grays
and terra cotta tones are best for
background. Avoid . figured and highly-colored
papers as these prevent the
picture from standing out. Be careful
not to tilt the pictures too much. Hang
them almost flat.
Law and the Successful Life.
There is something servile -in the
habit of seeking after a law which we
may obey. We may study the law of
matter at and for our conrenlence, but
a successful, life knows no law.
UNITED STATES RAILROAD
' Round Trip Excursion Fares
Tickets -on sale May 15th limited for
return to October 31st, 1919 to
Virginia Beach, Va. Morehead City, N.C.
Cape Henry, Va. Beaufort, N. C.
Week End Fares
to above named points. Tickets on sale
every Saturday and Sunday, May 24th
to September 7 th limited , to return
Tuesday following date of sale.
Virginia Beach, Va. .Morehead City, N.C.
Cape Henry, Va. Beaufort, N. C."
Norfolk, Va. Nag's Head, N. C.
Manteo, N. C.
Tickets on sale every Sunday limited
to day of sale May 25th to September
8th. .- -
For Fares, descriptive folders and other
information apply to nearest ticket
In 1916 the divorces granted in our
own state numbered 668, not including
the divorces in eleven counties not re
ported by the court clerks. Some of
our most populous city counties turned
in no divorce figures Forsyth, Cum
berland and Lenoir, among others.
North Carolina had a smaller divorce
rate than any other state of the Union
except South Carolina where divorces
were abolished by law 1878.
Nevertheless our homes are being
wrecked by divorce at the rate of about
two a day phe year around.
But even more alarming is the in
crease of the evil. Divorces In North
Carolina have multiplied more than
two and a half times over in the
twenty-six years between 1890 and
1916. The increase is from 12 to , 31
per hundred thousand of population
during a quarter century!
Our increase in population in twenty
six years from 1890 to 1916 was 50
percent; the increase in marriages was
65 percent; but the increase in divor
ces was253 percent. 1
The s rates for North Carolina coun
ties in 1916 range from zero in Alex
ander, Gates, Davie, Jones, Pender, and
Tyrrell where no divorces were granted
in 1916, to 119 per .hundred thousand of
population in Transylvania.
Transylvania is the only county in
the state with a divorce- rate higher
than that of the United States, 119
against 112. It makes the student won
der what the matter can be in Tran
sylvania. Other high divprce rates appear in
Wilson and Swain they are around
three times the average of the state-at-
In Carteret, Hyde, Durham, Camden,
and Buncombe the divorce rates are
more than twice the state rate.
The rates in 28 counties are higher
than the average for the state.
Nine of these 28 counties are in the
foot hill and mountain regions, where
a very, few years ago divorce was al
MUST GET LICENSE TO
THRESH WHEAT IN N. C.
Wheat Growers Should Know The Law
Enacted by Late General
It is important for all wheat growers
and threshers- to know the new law
providing for licensing threshers of
grain in North Carolina. The govern
ment having agreed to take over the
nation's wheat crop this year, the
government must have some way of
keeping tabs on the amount of wheat
that is grown.. The only way to get
the fact is thru licensed threshers and
the General Assembly of North Caro
lina has said that all threshers must
be licensed. Here is the law:
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR LICENS
ING THRESHERS OF GRAIN IN
NORTH CAROLINA AND SECUR
ING REPORTS ON THE AMOUNT
OF GRAIN THRESHED.
The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact:
Section 1. That it shall be the
duty of any person, firm or corpora
tion who shall engage in the thresh
ing of wheat for others in any county
in North Carolina, to first secure
a license from the county in which
the threshing! occurs; Provided, hat
securing a licnese in one county shall
be sufficient to allow the person, firm
or corporation to operate in any county
of the State.
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the
register of deeds of each of , the several
counties of the State to issue a license
to engage in the threshing of. wheat
in any county to any person, firm or
corporation applying for same. Every
license issued under the provisions of
this act shall expire on the first day
of November succeeding date of the
issue of such license.
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of every
person, firm or corporation who shall
engage in the threshing of wheat for
others or themselves in any county of
the State to keep a complete : aiid ac
curate record of the amount of wheat
threshed by such person, firm or corp
oration, and to make upon blanks to
be furnished by the register of, deeds
of the county, report on or before the
first day of, November of each year,
showing the amount of wheat threshed
by said person, firm or corporation
during the preceding year. A viola
tion of the provisions of this act shall
be deemed a misdemeanor and shall
be punished by a fine not exceeding
$25.00. Provided, the register of deeds
shall give thirty days notice to the
licensee before indictment is made, and
if licensee make said report within
said time no indictment shall be made.
Sec. 4. It. shall be the duty of the
register of deeds of each of the several
counties of the State to 'make diligent
enquiry as to whether the provisions
of section 3 of this act have been
complied with, and, upon the failure
of any person, firm or corporation, to
comply with the same, to swear out a
warrant before some justice of the
peace of the county- and the procedure
thereon shall be as in other criminal
Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the
register of deeds of each of the several
counties in the State, on or before the
15th day of November of each year,
to submit upon blanks to be furnished
by the Commissioner of Agriculture,
a report to the Commissioner of Agri
culture showing the amount of wheat
that has been threshed in the said
county in the preceding year.
Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the
Commissioner of Agriculture to fur
nish to the register of deeds of the
several counties of the State, on or
before the first day of May in each
year, a sufficient number of blank
forms for threshers licenses, threshers
grain reports and ; register of deeds
Sec. 7. This act shall be in forca
from and after its ratification.
SCOUTING FOR FISH BY AIRPLANE
The Bureau, of Fisheries has taken
up with the Navy Department the mat
ter of using naval air craft in locating
schools of fish at sea and communicat
ing the information to the fishermen.
The Navy Department expressed its
willingness to do everything in its
power to assist the fishermen and ar
ranged for a conference in April, at
which representatives of the New Eng
land fisheries, the Bureau of Fisheries,
and the patrol division of naval avia
tion were present. The outcome was
a tentative ' arrangement by which a
duly qualified observer should make
flights over such ports of the Atlantic
as seemed most promising, and the lo
cation 6f any schools of fish noted
should be telegraphed to designated or
ganizations of fishing interests.
The matter of direct communication
between airplanes and fishing vessels
by means of the raidotelephone was
also taken up. Experimental opera
tions will begin at Cape May, N. J.,
in the near future.
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