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ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER S, 1919
WOULD MAKE MIDWAY
Ships. Of Steel . Can Be Built Here TO BREAK GROUND NEXT
FOR FAIR IMPOSSIBILITY
WEEK FOR NEW CHURCH
Pasquotank County Commissioners Order Sheriff to :
Refuse License to Carnival or Amusement
Companies Anywhere in ther County v .
There will be no ide shows,
museums, menageries, merry-go-rounds,
ferris wheels and like
amusement enterprises in x:on
rection with the Albemarle Dis
trict Fair to be held at Elizabeth
City November 11, 12, 13, 14 and
15, if the County Commissioners
can prevent it.
The Commissioners of -Pasquotank
invoked Chapter 164 of ttie
Public Laws of North Carolina of
1919, which authorizes County
Commissioners to refuse permis
sion to carnivals and other
shows to exhibit in such counties.
The Commissioners had gotten
wind of the coming of therKrause
Shows, which exported to show
here next week under the aus
pices of the Loyal Order of
Moose. Before Krause's advance
agent could , get to the sheriff's
office for a license the commis
sioners blocked the. show by or
dering the sheriff not to grant
license to any carnival company
to show anywhere in the county.
The resolution was promptly
adopted and then some - one
thought of the fair. The Com
missioners admitted that they
hadn't thought about the fair, but
they were of the opinion that the
fair should not receive any spec
ial favors. One - commissioner
said: "If they cant! get up a fair
without such things, then ,we had
better not have a fair." . To this
remark others nodded approval.
Now a fair without a midway
j is like a clock without works,' like
( bread without"uttelr , rfike a
bride-groom without a bride. The
crowds that come to a fair, come
to be amused. They want plenty
of life, motion, music, noise, bus
tle and excitement. They want
something to do every minute.
The midway attractions for a fair
can be secured in only one way,
and that is by contract with some
amusement organization. No fair'
association could attempt to set
up a midway by contracting with
every show.'required. The carni
val company comes in and puts up
all the shows, paying the fair as
sociation a stipulated sum or per
centage for privileges.
And so, if the County Commis
sioners have their way the Albe
marle District Fair may be as
flat as an unleavened pancake.
The Fair Association may find
a way out. The Revenue act
which prescribes the taxes to be
imposed upon carnival companies
expressly states that the .ct does
not apply to amusement parks
otherwise taxed. ,The Fair As
sociation may find a way out,
spite of the commissioners. But
in the meantime, the action of
the commissioners is giving ev
erybody something to talk about.
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE
On Smday. March 19. 1911 W. O.
Saumlers lost a silver 25 cent piece in
tiie post office at Elizabeth City. N. C,
tte quarter falling thru a crack in the
woodwork near the delivery . window.
That would have been the last of that
quarter for most folk. But Saunders
uses head. When that quarter went
town that crack W. O. Saunders wrote
a note and dropped into the crack be
hind it. The note said:- "A silver
twont? five cent piece lost here Sunday
Mar. 10. 1911 bv W. O. Saunders, pub
lisher of THE INDEPENDENT."
Eia;bt years and nearly six months
rolled b? and this week carpenters be
gan to tear out the woodwork in the
Post office to make room for a par
fel post window. Mr. G. R. Swindell
foun that lost 25 cen piece and the
Dote identifying its loser. Mr. Swin
dell promptly turned the money over
to its owner and that, quarter goes
back into circulation after a long, long,
rest- It pays to advertise.
J-OKTi iVtuweu Elizabeth City and Curr
ntuek Court House by way of Indian
town one .53 x 4 1-2 Fish Non Skid Au
tin.,,;!e t-ir(1 and rim Finjer will please
r". :rrf ;samf, t Elizabeth City Motor
Oo. or U. W. Ferebee, and receive
STUMP IN SPRING
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Questions of the-Moment May
Be Dead Issues in Another
. Six Months
Since announcing- his candi
dacy for Congress W. O. Saun-i
ders, editor and publisher of THE
INDEPENDENT, ha been be
sieged with inquiries as to when
he would open his campaign: Mr.
Saunders says in reply to all such
inquiries that he will notr under-
take an active campaign until
early next spring. At that time
he will go into every county in
the district. : '
Saunders states his reasons for wait
ing. He says, "The world is moring
:4- cA 4-yx annnrATlHT KtHTlfl Still IOT a
lj uou i.v f f . ,
decade at a time. A candidate for of
fice used to could pick up any old issue
ten or twenty years old, blow, the dust
off it, camouflage it with. a new twist
rhftArli and ret away "with it. But
those days are behind us; the world mo
res faster in a six months now than it
formerly moved in a decade New is
sues are arisng every day. Nothing is
Rtshlished. ixothinr permanent except
ohnr A candidate for Congress go
ing before the people 15 months prior
to his election and attempting to dis
cuss issues with them except in a gene
ral way is either a simpleton or an ego-
test. He may discuss things in a general
tvaTr hut: T am not conTinced that the
sturdy. . -dependable, rugged American
stock in this district is going to be swept
this way and that by generalities mouth
ed around by professional politicians.
The interest manifested in Saunders'
candidacy thruout the district is already
nlnrmincr the old line . politicians. ; They
ar beginning to realize that Saunders'
candidacy flsj6iyoitet questfon
! Saunders' ability to represent the peo
ple intelligently and efficiently. And the
people are tired of lawyer representa
tion in Congress. The lawyers have run
the ' halls of legislation until the plain
people haven't a look in. The fact that
so many lawyers laughed when Saunders
announced his candidacy, shows how so-
many lawyers feel about it. When Saun
ders does begin his campaign for Con
gress he will have two thirds of the
lawyers in the district fighting him eith
er openly or, under cover. And every
one of those lawyers will make votes for
A PERQUIMANS SUNDAY
SCHOOL PICNIC HERE
Whv Couldn' Elizabeth City Have Pic
nic Crowds From Every County?
About 150 teachers, officers and pu
pils of Whiteville Grove Baptist Church,
near Belvidere, Perquimans County,
made Elizabeth City the place of their
annual picnic, Wednesday Sept. 3. They
used the old fair grounds for their pic
nic and took advantage of the Hospital
hpaeh nearbv for bathine. They had a
lovely day and a splendid time. The
wonder is that more country schools
do not come o Elizabeth City for their
picnics. The Chamber of Commerce
might get next to this idea and make
snmA snecifll inducement to schools in
this and other counties to picnic here,
Whiteville Grove Sunday Schoojl that
its superintendent, Dr. I.-A. Ward, is
the only practicing physician in the Cho
wan Baptist Association who holds, the
snnprintendencv of a Sunday 'School.
As a rule, physicians will not take time
for this religious work
Patrons of the Snowden. Gregory and
Shawboro schools are invited to meet
at the Shawboro Hall Tuesday night,
Sept. 8th, at 8 o'clock prompt for the
purpose of making arrangement to im
prove the techool conditions in these
communities. Prof. N. W. Walter,
State Inspector of High Schools for the
State of North Carolina, will be pre
sent. Everyone interested in develop
ing a modern school system for the
benefit of about 150 school children re
siding in these communities are urged
to be present.
WHO'S CHECK IS THIS?
I have a check for 8 barrels of pota
nll hv Snvder & Blankford, of
Baltimore on August 25th. Party to
whom check is payable is not known to
me. Party to whom this check belongs
can eet same by making proper claim
to me. .
, . W. H. PARKER,
pS.5-lt Poplar Branch, N. C
FOR SALE:-Practically new Pritchard's
Bean Harvester. Will sell cheap. Ap
w fr, W W. CARVER, R. F. D. 4,
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R. B. CREECY, Jr.
HIS FORTY THIRD
YEAR OF TEACHING
And Yet, He is Not Old Because
He Lives With Youth
On Monday, September first, Prof. R.
r rvnv- Jr.. of this city, veteran
schoolmaster whose inspirational teach
ing has prepared many hundreds of boys
for successful careers in many waiKs oi
life, began his forty-third consecutive
year as a teacher. Despite his many ar
duous years in the schoolroom,- Prof.
Creecy is today in spirit and feeling a
boy among boys, nor does he ever ex
pect to "grow up", as he expresses it,
He declares that his greatest pleasure is
in the companionship of boys and; young
men. whose mental attitude is fresh and
unDofled. and this fact in part explains
Prof. Creecy's perennial youthfulness.
. Since the Civil Service was instituted
in President Cleveland's admuustraaon,.
Prof. Creecy has been preparing pro
snective applicants for entrance txam
nations in this braneti oi government
employ, -and of all whom he has coached
A examinations, not a single one
has failed to pass, which. is; a remark
able rcord. Prof. Crecy is so-Entirely
modest "and unassuming that it is next
to impossible to get him to talk bout
himself, and the highest eulogy of his
patient and thoroughly efficient work as
a teacher ' will, be f ound. in the achieve
ments of "his Poya,ABUhfi t?ns ,i
oneaT'whom.' he has instructed. .
Prof. Creecy will be 63 years old
or young next November.' He is a son
of the late Col. R. B. Creecy, long a
prominent figure in the political and lit
erary circles of North Carolina; whose
"Grandfather's Tales of North Carolina"
form an interesting and valuable contri
bution to the historicl literature of the
State. Prof. Creecy received his early
educational training from his father, and
afterward spent five years at the nor;
ner school at Oxford, N. C, graduating
with honor and, incidently, teaching ma'
thematics at the school for a time, be-
ing called to tms position wnen omy
16 years of age, on account of the ill
ness of the regular professor. In the
early eighties Prof. Creecy served six
years as superintendent of school in Pas
quotank county, succeeding the late J. P.
Overman who was our first county sup
erintendent. However, Pr.of. Creecy's
life has been almost entirely devoted to
the education of boys in his private
school, which has rightly come to be re
garded as one of the finest in the State
in point of effective and inspirational in
Speaking of the value of collegt train
ing, yfroi.ureecy says, "tjouege educa
tion is a fine thing ;but many of the young
men who leave college with their diplo
mas do not know anything.' Pressed
for an explanation of this statement, he
goes on: When a young man graduates
from college, he has only laid the foun
dation for his real education, which can
come from an experience with the world
and its ways. Whether or not the col
lege-trained man succeeds depends en
tirely upon himself, his adaptability and
his power to apply the things which have
been taught him." And, come to think
of it Prof. Creecy is entirely right. The
photo herewith is a Saunders' snapshot,
BUILDING AND LOAN
OPENS NINTH SERIES
The Albemarle Building and Loan As
sociation opens its ninth series next
Saturday, September. 6th.
The organization is stimulating the
Build Now" campaign, encouraging
thrift and working for community pro
gress, and solicits new memoers to join
in .this undertaking.
On another page of this issue the
Building and Loan Association 'makes
further announcement in a display ad
NORFOLK I. O. O. F. FAST
The Norfolk Odd Fellows baseball
team came to Elizabeth City Monday,
Labor Day and cleaned up Elizabeth
Kiity s cracK irays witn a score ot mx
to nothing. But it wasn't easily done;
for six innings the Grays held the Nor-
folkians' feet to the fire, not permitting
them to score. The game was witness
ed by more than a thousand spectators,
DR. PARKER RETURNS
Dr. Wm. Parker, who has been tak-
. . . . . .
ing a special post graduate course in
Dentistry at Richmond, has returned to
his practice in.- Elizabeth City.
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THE first steet hull snip to be rebuilt at
.1 h vnrfiSr nf tho triiyahtith
VWVI BIMMIVM j w.
MeCaullev. an ocean-aolngtug 100 feet,
6TIO2 feet, and belong; to the Lamberts
The overhauling of the E. V. McCaulley, including the Installation ot at
hronri mw nailer is laraelv under the personal supervision of her captain. W. S.
Williams, and her chief engineer, C. W.
boat men say tnat ina mcuauuey win oe pracucaiiy as goan row whu
MknM nff tha wavs of the local shipbuilding company. -
Tha McCaulley Is a fast sea-going
vninn annroximately 500 horsepower. She
hour ThA work of overhaullna her has
it u stiitnd that she wiir be ready to come
which fhe-Ship Yard Company expects to
a vessel of like design. Photo by ,W. O.
DEMANDS EIGHT HOUR
DAY FOR THE FARMER
Also Propose That Farmers Go On Na
tion Wide Strike to Get What
, They Want
A laugh went up all over the State
the other day when Mr. J. Z. Green, in
convention at Ryeleigh, introluced "de
mands" for an 8-hour day for .the farm
er. A newspaper account says "a vis
itor entering the convention hall just be
fore the address of ox-Congressman Le
ver and catching thetherefores of ab
solution read by Mr: Green, might have"
thought that the unrest of the cities
which has been restuthig in strikes ot
various kinds," had penetrated to the
farm and that the world was about, to
go to the bow-wowt. with the farmers
declaring for a .eight hour day, lock
ing their barn and Crib doors and pro
ducing no more food than enough for
their own consumption."
.. The feurleJeJ'duaaa .of :Mrf;..Green
Whereas the American farmers and
their families have for more than a cen
tury been working m the fields and
barns sixteen hours a day, under living
standards and social and educational ad
vantages far beneath those whose pre
vail in towns and cities, therefore be it
First, that instead of being allowed
no wages at all for members of our fam
ilies each adult member shall be allowed
70 cents and each child 35 - cents for
every hour devoted to-farm work.
Second, that we also be allowed six
per cent on our investments as repre
sented by houses, lands, farms, equip
ment, outlays for fertilizer.
Third, that while it will tend to cur
tail products and make the cost of liv
ing higher, we contend that eight hours
is long enough to work in the hot sun
shine and we therefore emphatically de
mand .that the eight hour day shall be
made the standard upon every farm in
We are oppossed to strikes and lock
outs, but unless these demands be speea
ily granted we will on October 1, 1919
lock our cribs, smoke houses and gran
nerie's against the markets and during
the year 1920, we will plant only enough
lands to feed our families and our live
stock and this strike shall positively
continue until our demands are realized.
COURT IN CHOWAN
The September term of Superior Court
for Chowan County will convene at
Edenton, Monday, Sept. 8, Judge Wm.
M. Bond presiding.
COURT IN PASQUOTANK
A two weeks term of the Superior
Court for the trial of criminal and civil
cases will convene in Elizabeth City,
Monday, Sept. 15.
FOR SALE-: 7 room house Cedar bt.
m a Tm
near school.. This is a bargain, ai in
terested better act quick. Price $1650
HARRY M. SEELEY, 313 Hinton Bldg.
I do not make exaggerated state
ments about my work. Very re
. markable results often follow the
correction of bad .vision by proper .
ly fitted gUises. It does not fol
low that bad eyes are responsible
for all ills and that tbe fitting of
eye glasses is a panacea for every
ailment. My especial claim to your
patronage is based upon my long
experience coupled with my unusual
facilities for testing the vision, grind
ing the lenses and fitting the glass
es on the premises. Upon investi
gation you will find that I can give
the same - service you would expect
to find in a metropolitan city.
DR. Jj D. HATHAWAY
Phone 999 Bradford Bldg.
a local shipyard is now being tnorougniy i
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filtv Shin Yard Co. Sha is the t. I
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long, of 24 feet beam ana wltn a sraro
Point Tow Boat Company of Lamoens
West. These two, seasoned and capable
tug whose triple expansion engines
is capable of a speed of 13 knots per
been going on for about a month, and
off the ways in another month, after
undertake a similar piece of work o
SELLS STUDEBAKER TO
A RESIDENT OF LONDON
Sale Made Bv Elizabeth City Dealer
Brings Out Story of Romantic Ca
reer of Edenton Boy
The sale of a Bix Six Studebaker au
tomobile to a resident of London, Eng
land,' by the Pasquotank Motor Car Co
of Elizabeth Citv." last week, calls for
an interesting story."
TheliondOn purchaser of an automo
bile from an Elizabeth City arency is
Oscar Williams, senior director of the
chain of 70 Woolworth 5 arid 10 Cent
Store in Great Britain..
Twelve years ago Oscar Williams was
clerking in a Woolworth 5 anl 10 Cent
Store in New York City. ' The Wool-
worth organization took his measure and
sent him to London to open the first
Woolworth 5 and 10 Cent Store in Great
Britain. The store was a success from
the tftart and Mr. Williams openel other
Woolworth stores in England until there i
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and he is the senior, member of $he
jjuaru uj. jfirciors 01 uie ivouiwurtii i -
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British chain of stores.
Oscar Williams is a son of the vene-
rable Capt. Sam Williams, of Edenton,
JN. C. and left Edenton about 12 years
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ago to take a job in a Woolworth store m0uth Township under the new valua
in New York. Mr. Williams is visiting tjon is 24,499. To this is to be added
his old home in Edenton at this time,
for the first time in several years. While
at home he decided to buy an American
automobile to take back to London with
him when he sails this month. His se
lection was a Studebaker and the Eliza
be A. City agency got the order.
NEWLAND HIGH SCHOOL
OPENS MONDAY, SEPT.
Ane .Jewiand Jiign scnool in upper
Pasquoank will open is doors Monday,
Sepetmber 8, to begin the school session
of 1919-1920. The opening address will
be delivered by N. W. Walker of Chapel
Hill, State High school Uirector, and a
large attendance is expected. Ira T,
Johnson of Jefferson, N. C. a graduate
nf WnlJn Forest will be tha nrincinal
f the sehool. acting in the canacitv of
a whole-time high school teacher, and
Miss Etta Spivey of New Hope will be
the assistant principal, having charge of
the sixth and seventh grades. The other
teachers will be: Miss Emily Stafford,
of Newland, fourth and fifth grades;
Miss Inez Reid, of Elizabeth City, sec
ond and third grades; Miss Agnes Ethe
ridge, of Newland, the first grade.
It is likewise planned to open the
Turnpike school in Newland September
8. in which the first four grades are
taught . Miss Irene Brite, who con
ducted (this school last year, will again
have charge during the approaching ses
sion. The Oak Grove school in the same
township will likewise open at the same
time, provided a teacher is obtained soon
enough. All the above ' schools, including
tiio "NTewlnnd Hisrh School, will inn for
eight months. ' ?
HELP TO MAKE CITY
MARKET BIG SUCCESS
Every stall in your City Market has
been rented. Every dealer in meats and
fish has taken space in the City Mar
ket. Here you have a great central
food distributing center. Here under one
roof you can always find choice meats
fish, vegetables, fruits butter and eggs.
It is up to you now o make tms niar
ket a ,big success. Patronize the
Market, encourage the individual deal-
ers and when you criticise them let yoarlcess. It is an interesting commentary
criticism be friendly unftl you find that
friendly criticism isn't appreciated. Read
the full page City Market ad on page
3 of this newspaper today. Make "a trip!
tn Mia C!itv Market yourself. Tell your
friends about it.
FOR SALE: 6 room house on Hunter
St. Price $1500. HARRY M. SEELEY,
313 Hinton Bldg. - c S.5-lt
FOR SALE: 1 , building lot, corner
Cherry and Ashe Sts. This is cheap at
$400. HARRY M. SEELEY, 313 Hin-
ton Bldg. v
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New First' Methodist Church
Most Complete Houses of
bishop to Atte:
Will Be Inaccessible to Camden
and Currituck This Winter
Here is a rather . disconcerting piece
of news for Elizabeth City business in
terescs. Mza wm Ue C,UBCU 1
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to the masses ot neoDie m uamaen anai-
Currituck counties for several montns l
next winter. The only way people from
Camden and Currituc counties will oe
oKla tn TAt into Elizabeth Citv at all
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will be by rail or steamer, both of whieh
unsatisfactory means of transportation
to people accustomed to coming and go
ing quickly in their automobiles.
TCliKaheth Citv will be shut off to
those Camden and Currituck people be
cause the privately owned Camden Fer-
rv Knan is not m bziaue w nimouuiu
the winter. The owners of the road
will not spend their money to put the
road in shape because they are afraid
of their investment..
Here then is the biggest problem be-
fore Elizabeth Uity right at tms nine.
Elizabeth City must bestir itself to pro-
vide a dependable ferry between the city
and the Camden side ot tne raquui
river, or Elizabeth City will presently
its Camden and CurritucK
to Norfolk. Elizabeth City
can do nothing and wait for some-1
w xittjty v. .
iTiAsa men can .oesv" '
solve this ferry road problem. Every
day's delay costs money.
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP VALUES
TREBLE UNDER REVALUATION
i..:,iAHtiu I ft 7Qft : Acres And 31 Town
Lots Not Previously Listed Are
Now on Tax Books
Revaluation of property in . Plymouth
townshin. Washington county,, has un
rovered ' 16.798 acres not previously
1 f hp town of yfiymoutn tnat etsjnieu
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In 1917 all town lots in fiymouin
L.t. nrmmised at $311540. Under the
new valuation they are appraised at
$616,721. an increase of $305381.
The number of farms listed in i iy-
26 000 acres of timber not yet appraised, I
matins- a total of 50.4 acres, ane
total-acreage listed in 1917 was only
33.701. Revaluation increases this by
The appraisers values of acres in
1917 was $325,251. Under the revalua
tion this year the appraisements total
$996,979, a total increase of $671,728.
To this is to be added the 26,000 acres
of timber yet to be appraiser
THE DEATH OF AN AGED ;.
AND INTERESTING WOMAN
Mrs. Mary Ann Jenkins, age 78, died
st her home on South Road St. in this
citv Tuesday. Sent. 2. following an ill-
ness ot several years, ane nau uuuer-
y mril H J J
gone two operations for cancer in a Nor-
folk hospital and made a Drave gns xor
Mrs. Jenkins was . on able, intelligent
and interesting woman. She was a na
tive of Leeds, England, ner nusoana
Thos. M. Jenkins, was a marine engi
neer. They came to this country about
50 years ago, settling in lower Pasquo
tank. Later they moved to Elizabeth
City. Thos. M. Jenkins died about 26
years ago, but is still remembered by
many" old residents who recall that he
was a .master of the violin and could
brew ale and beer that smacked of the
finest imported articles.
Mrs. Jenkins is -survived by three chil
dren. They are Mrs. J. j- 5syK.es, airs.
Chas. Sanders and Victor M. Jenkins, all
of this city.
Mrs. Jenkins was cheerful, brave and
uncomplaining thru all her sufferings.
Dr. Payne, who operated on her in Nor
folk, remarked her wonderful fortitude
and declared she was one ot tne most
wonderful patients ever under his ob
NORTH CAROLINA BEHIND
IN TICK ERAUIUAiiun
tho month of July, a total 6f
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6963 cattle were dipped in oj. vats m
North Carolina in connection witn tne
k f tick eradication now goinron in
- jtne ge. in the same month, 'ZrJA,-
itylyjAQ Texas cattle were dipped, over 6,-
qqq yats bemg USed in the dipping pro-
on tHe attitude of North Carolina to
waJ.d eredication to note that South
rnroiina. the " next lowest southern
gfne m number of cattle dipped, in this
ontod ' over twenty times 'as
neriod treated over
manv cattle as did this State. While
the first State to
make an organized . effort to do awa
with cattle fever ticks in conjunction
with the national Department "of Agri
culture it is apparent that : the good
work, has not been continued as should
have been the case
South to Be One of the
. Worship in the State.
jfation Sept. 26
Ground will be broken for the
new First Methodist . Church
South some time , next week. A
celebration of the ground break
ing will be staged on Friday Sep-r
tember 26 and the distinguished
guest of the occassion will be
Bishop Darlington himself.
The new church will cost $100,-
000,00, instead of $60,000 to $75,-
000 oripihallv nlanned Tt will
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occupy neany. an oi xne.iot own-
e(j jjy tne First Methodists cof-
ner of Road and 4 Church streets.
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pna n win uc mree stones mgn.
Can you imagine a three story church?
No one did until the pstor and build
ing committee of the First Methodist
Church began to try to evolve plans for
a church that would suit the needs N of
their growing congregation. They stud
died the plans of churches everywhere
and visited several cities for the purpose
0f inspecting city churches. Nowhere
could they find a church plan without
its draw backs and limitations.
The new church will be divided into
gection8 The fir8t Bection will be
Qy the main auditorium which will seat
75Q to 100o persons. Underneath there
a Bocial wAkm, retiring
n etc ;. y
To the ' rear of the' main auditorium
and . seperated f rom : it by a spacious
corridor. tHU be the' Soaday School au
ditorium. The rooms "for the various ;
Sunday School departments and classes ;
will be grouped around this auditorium
on three floors and will open into this
auditorium. Aft audience of a thousand
people can be entertaiued in the Sun
day .' School.ditprittin''Cby-j' throwing
open the class rooms. :
It i will be possible to carry on two
meetings in the big church at one time,
without y confusion or 'conflict ot any,
kind. -' '
The building will have, more -of the
appearance of an .impressive, digmuea,
useful . community : center ; than , of a
and tapestry or texture brick will be
used for the outer walls. Massive Co
lonial columns will adorn the front en
trance. J. P. Kramer, designer atnd ,
builder of most of the worth while build
ings in Elizabeth City will superintend
It was planned to hold the Ground
Breaking Celebration on the day that
ground would be -actually broken, but all
arrangements for the ceremoriy could
not be perfected so soon. Rather than
delay construction it was decided to
postpone, the ceremonies. " Methodists
from all over ' northeastern Norjth Car
olina will be invited to attend the cel
ebration on September 26,
CURRITUCK LOSES A
TOWNSHIP TO DARE
As a result of a special election in
Atlantic township, Currituck county, that
township now becomes a part of Dare
county. The election was ' provided by
a special act of the Legislature. Atlan
tic township is on the North Carolina
banks to the north of Nags Head. It is
physically a part of Dare and physically
seperate from the mainland of Currituck
county by the interposition of uurri-
tuck Sound. Its pursuits and interests
are more nearly the pursuits and inter
ests of the. fishermen of Dare.
THINK THREE YEARS TOO ,
MUCH FOR A MURDERER
The family of Silas P. Ferebee, the .
murderer 5 of John C. Thompson, will
ask Governor Bickett for a pardon for
Ferebee, next Friday. Ferebee shot and
killed J. C. Thompson at Shawboro,
Currituck county, on July 5, 1918. He
was convicted of murder in the Super- '
ior Court of Currituck county last Sep
tember and given a term of three years
in tne penitentiary. vvuiuutaimu y.
Ferebee's sentence will be bitterly op-
. m mm
posed by Mrs. J. C. Thompson, tne wia-
ow of Ferebee's victim, and her f amiiy.
HALLET WARD OPENS
Hallet S. Ward of Washington open-
ed his congressional campaign m ."
corner of the district at CurritucK i.
Tuesday, Sept. z. ln-a iengw
he convinced himself that John n. mau
has been in Congress long enougn and
thnt. he ought not to be going about
the district now holding farmers' educa-
tional meetings. A Congressman s piace
is in Washington according to Mr. Ward,
and Mr. Ward implied that if elected to
Congress he would stay in Washington,
even tho Washington is dry as Sahara
Mr. Ward touched the high cost of living
and didn't think it should be tampered
with if it meant any reduction in the
prices obtained by -farmers-for their
FOR RENT: Four or five horse farm
with two sets' of buildings on Elizabeth
City -Week svUle Highway. J. G. HOL
LO WELL, City. pSolt
Elizabeth City, N. C. P