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JUST 60 DAYS UNDER A
REAL CITY MANAGE!
Within the brief space of two months,
City Manager Fred M. Simonds has es
tablished a record of constructive civic
improvemnt unequalled in the entire his
tory of Elizabeth City. Definite steps
have been taken to provide the city with
a satisfactory quality - o. city water, by
the installation of much new and mod
ern equipment by the "Water Company,
and by moving the source of water in
take ; a new lighting contract that will
save the taxpayers many dollars in the
cost of lights and electric power for the
city; health conditions have been im
proved by the general cleaning-up of the
street paving and sewerage projects; the
Market House, has been put on a paying
basis for the first time since it was
built; plans are under way for extensive
' street paving and sewerage projects; tne
Police, Fire, Health and Sanitary Depart
ments have been overhauled and made
more efficient, - and genuine steps have
been taken to make "Elizabeth City a
cleaner, healthier, more prosperous .and
more beautiful city thaa seemed possible
two months ago, when City Manager Si
monds undertook the job of really man
urging the city's affairs.
With The Police
Some changes have . been made in the
personnel of the Police Department, with
a view to increasing the efficiency of the
organization, and one additional police
man has been employed. The men have
received a 20 per cent increase in pay,
You will find splendid values in these new
arrivals; bought at prices below recent ad
vances. But quality and tailoring are what
you want and you get both here. : :
The City Tailor
Insure your car in The TRAVELERS
The Road Ahead !
Even in rural districts the roads are
crowded. Are you going to let your auto
go out without the protection of insur
ance? Accidents are frequent, claims and
repairs expensive. One accident may
take all you have. Be wise in time.
Culpepper, Griffin, Old & Grice
L. E. OLD, Mgr. ; - Phone 47
Elizabeth City, N. C
and are now required' to have standard
uniforms modeled after. specifications ap
nrnvpn bv the City Manager. Standard
firearms are being purchased by the city
for the use of the police, and a special
effort is being made to enforce the city
ordinancs, some of which have been
practically disregarded heretofore. -An
officer is present at police headquarters
all night to handle emergency phone
calls, thus making it possible for the
citizen to get quick action, which is fre
quently vital in such cases A form
termed a complaint blank has been pre
pared, upon which all complaints to the
department are entered, and the results
of the investigation filed for future ref
erence, and it is planned to install a call
box system, whereby better police pro
tection would be gained.
The Fire Department.
All the fire alarm boxes have been
freshly painted by the city workmen, the
Minnie Lee motor fire truck is now re
ceiving . a new coat of paint, and two
rooms have been built for the truck
drivers close to their -apparatus, tnus
making a time saving in the answering
of fire alarms. The City Manager is
studying a plan for - the installation of
an electric siren in place of the present
court house bell, for sounding fire alarms
and is considering the putting in of two
additional fire alarm boxes ordered by a
previous Board of Aldermen.
For Clean Cow Stables.
A new general sanitation ordinance is
being drafted, to include the provisions
of the present ordinance, but in a more
thorough and possibly more drastic man
ner, the principal feature being the sec
i tion governing the keeping of cows in
I the city and the sale of milk, and making
necessary the erection of sanitary cow
stables, the cost of which will force many
of the "one cow" dairies out of exist
ence, and pave the way for the erection
of a modern sanitary dairy large enough
to supply the city with a sufficient quan
tity of scientifically tested milk, thus
immediately reducing the present high in
fant mortally rate in this city.
The City Manager estimates that 70
per cent of the privies in the city will
fail to meet the requirements of the new
State privy law, which will go- into effect
October 1. This will mean the elimir
nation of a large number of surface
privies, and the installation of plumbing
facilities by their owners, with a conse
quent betterment of existing health con
ditions. Better City Sanitation.
The duties of the Sanitary Depart
ment have been increased to include the
taking up of all night soil, garbage and
swill, trash and the cleaning of the
streets. A motor truck now traverses
the 'whole city daily, taking up all gar
bage and refuse, and that which is usable
for hog feed is thus disposed of. House
holders must have their swill, etc., in a
covered receptacle on or near the side
walk, so that it can be conveniently col
lected. Plans are under consideration
for the construction of an incinej-atpr to
take care of the night soil and garbage
problems in a satisfactory manner.
Considerable time Has been spent in
cutting the brush, grass and weeds on
all the streets and alleys of the city, in
cluding the street along the Suffolk and
Carolina tracks, and notices have been
issued to owners of vacant lots through
out the city to clean them up and cut
down the weeds upon them. The City
Manager states that this has been largely
carried out already and that, while a
has cost money, the result in terms of
fewer mosquitoes and better general ap
pearance of the. city justifies the expense
of the undertaking.
The Street Department.
This department is now solely entrust
ed with street repairs and the general
upkeep of the streets. A gang is now
at work repairing the defective places
in the paved streets, which have long
been neglected. It is stated that a gang
will soon commence cleaning the ditches
of the town from their sources to their
outlets, and that the piping and cover
ing of the much-discussed canals must
wait until the sewerage plans are com-
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Increased Production a World Necessity
Farsighted business men realize, now that the war has Deen
won, that the problem of getting capital and labor to co
operate closely for greater production is more acute than it
was when war was a driving force behind it.
Anything which impedes production means less advertising
and leaves business helpless in the face of rising wages and in
creased cost of living.
What plan will best insure this imperative co-operation be
tween conservative labor and constructive capital, and how
Advertising the force which helped mightily to win the war
may help promote that plan, will be discussed by leaders on
both sides of industry at the fifteenth annual
New Orleans, September 21-25, 1919
No matter what plan may De evolved, either by capital or
labor, public sentiment will make the final decision. Adver
tising must be used to inform the public.
All business men and women are invited. Come yourself, or
send a high representative of your organization. For detailed
information, hotel accommodations, etc., write at once to
Associated Advertising Clubs
of the World
iio West 40th Street, New York, N. Y.
pleted, since otherwise conditions might
necessitate the relaying . of the sewer
pipes. "A" man is now sept on duty at
the city stables to see . that they are
kept in good condition and to feed the
horses. A considerable saving in the
cost of horse feed has thus been effect
ed, since 'widely varying uantities, of
feed were given to the horses when
each man fed thev animal that he used.
The feed is now beings purchased on
monthly sealed bids from local dealers,
and a daily report form is now filled out
by both the Sanitary and Street Depart
ments, which shows precisely where
every cent of money goes, so that at the
end of the year the City Manager will
be .prepared to give a detailed report of
the 'city expenditures.
Market on Paying Basis
From September 1st, 23 of the 24
stalls in -the City Market have already
been , rented at ' a total rental value of
approximately $9,000 for the year, thus
placing the market ui au a paying basis
for the. first time sin Ji was built. , A
good quality ice box is being provided
for each fish stall, in which three barrels
of fish may be iced, and . improvements
are being made in the lighting system of
the building. A concrete sidewalk will
he laid on two sides of the market, and
a plank walkway will be built on the
back for the convenience of the . fish
dealers. It is likewise planned to pave
the street between the Market House and
Zimmerman's mill, so that a large part
of this'space will be-available for rental
The meat stalls in the Market have
been rented as follows: Chas. Davis, four
stalls; 6. F. Pappendick, two stalls;
Maurice Pappendick, Gilbert Davis, W.
C. Riggs and G. C. Culpepper, one stall
each. The fish stalls were taken as fol
lows: Thos. Crank & Son, two stalls;
Alex. Wilson, two stals; Tom Crank,
G. C. Warden, John Crank, Melson,
C. W. Mann, H. F. Miller, and D. It.
Munden, one stall each. Mike Mettrey
has taken two stalls for a fruit and
vegetable stand. The one remaining stall
will likely be rented in the near future.
Plans For Street Paving.
It is likely that an issue of around
$80,000 in short term notes by the city
will be asked by the City Manager at
an early date, in such a form that they
may be taken up later by an issue ol
bonds. This amount is needed for con-,
templated additional t.eet paving, and
the plans call for an added mileage of
paved streets approximately two-thirds
the length of streets already paved. City
Manager Simonds favors concrete as a
paving material, believing that concrete
streets can be built as cheaply as brick,
and that the yearly cost of maintenance
will be less than that of brick streets
laid on sand with a concrete base. A re
port on this subject will.be presented to
the Board of Aldermen at an early date.
One Powerful Ei:ipe.
-N"o country, not even Egypt, made
a deeper mark in the history of the
ancient world than Mesopotamia. For
thousands of years it was the seat of
the Assyrian and Babylonian empires.
To the bountiful resources of nature
fts peoples added those of art and
science, and the country gurlng the
centuries waxed not only In material
wealth and military power, but also
in culture. .The ancient glory of
Mesopotamia has passed, Vut the
Coney as a Venice.
Coming up toward Sandy Hook on
t perfectly placid sea we Cre blessed
vlth just that amount of haze which
turned Coney island into Venice, Ar
thur E. Shipley writes In Scribner'a
Magazine. The sea was an Adriatic
lagoon; we might have left Trieste
overnight! The same merciful mist
changed the clear-cut outlines of the
skyscrapers Into Turner's pictures and
the Boy and the Poet became ecstatic
with the ecstasy of youth.
By-products are substances or re
sults obtained collaterally or Inciden
tally In the operation of a specific
process or manufacture of something
else. In hunting game for food the
hides and feathers are by-products; in
manufacturing lumber sawdust and
shavings are by-products; In the man
ufacture of gas, coke is a by-product,
though not the only one evolved in the
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TOggjjJy How to Ccif'
Read What U. S. Dept. of Agriculture
Says About What Two Rats Can Do.
According to government figures, two
rats breeding continuaJji for three years
produce 359,709,482 individual , rats. Act
when you see the first rat, don't wait.
BAT-SNAP is the surest, cleanest, most
convenient exterminator. No mixing
with other foods. Drys up after killing
leaves no smell. Cars or dogs won't
touch it. Sold and guaranteed by CITY
DRUG STORE. CULPEPPER HDW.
CO., and G. W. TWIDDT. A.22-4t
We will retain our old stand at 148 N.
Poindexter St., for our wholesale busi- J
ness exclusively and will expand this j
For the convenience of our First and Second Ward j
customers we will take orders at our old stand, for '
fish to be delivered promptly from our retail stalls t
in the city market.
City Market Bld'g
148 N. Poindexter St.
The demand for cheaper farm lands has caused us
to extend our activities to other territories, and we have
succeeded in securing near Norfolk, Virginia about 50
places that are remarkable bargains.
These farms are all within 1 0 to 25 miles of Norfolk,
in an excellent community, on highly improved hard
surface roads, near good churches and schools, and are
equally as good as the higher, priced North Carolina
farms. - N
We have opened an office at Fentress, Virginia, 20
miles this side of Norfolk, in charge of Mr. John E.
Corey, who will be glad to show you any of these proper-ties-at
any time you desire. Take the Norfolk-Southern
train at Elizabeth City, first informing Mr. Corey that
you will be there, and he will meet you in his car and
show you these properties, giving you time to catch the
next train to Elizabeth City.
Mr. Corey or our home office will be glad to furnish
you any particulars.
Home Office: Washington, N. C.
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