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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 19i9 '
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By Ralph Pool ; v
The druggist is a simple jay who is some pip at rolling
pills; he works but nineteen hours a day, to slip us some
thing for our ilfs: When Willie Jones eats a cake of soap
hi Ma had bought to scour the dog, and seems about to
W,ke a crrave-yard'dive within thehourhastejus. folks
Joud me; when in his show we take a drug, he hands us
out ice-water free.
tt keeos a stock of postage stamps, thus hoping to
He keeps a stocR p hjs
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f&Kth& it-". Id!
get rich ere long, . and cheerful
gizzard is full-up with song, for hes , a bng
gizzara .is, u f iaH whoserves the bums
-ith oi everythinff
that's known, from bon-bons of the better kind tohorse
shoes for the knock-kneed roan. He keeps a stock of wine
and such from which the punch has bee.n displaced, that
, any old rum-soak may touch, and touchmg may. discreetly
laji , 1l
. - , . ki:Tr Jf r1riicrori5ts all
TTeio-ho we would te on " "
houid quulheifjobs; who then old se.l us temperance
drinks, and roll us pnib m s""-
ACTUAL COST OF A
BALE OF COTTON
Slavery of Women and Children
Only Way to Grow Low
Slavery ot women and chOdren in the
cotton fields is the only means of
marketing the staple at the present low
price, according to a statement made by
Mr. W. W. Morrison, of the W Or
leans Cotton Exchange in a communica
tion to the American Cotton Associa
tion. "Owing to a wholly erroneous esti
mate by the public," he says, "cotton
has always occupied a false position in
the economic life of the South.
"This is due to the habit, inheriteu
from the regime of slavery of not charg
ing the crop up with the expense invok
ed in its production in keeping with what
sound business usage demands," it i
Explaining this statement, Mr. Mor
rison says: 1
"In the. South cattle, sheep, hogs,
corn, oats, potatoes and other products,
'representing millT5irs of dollars in value,
have been and continue to be consumed
each year on the farms on which they
"Where half the area cultivated is in
cotton, the consumption of fully 75 per
cent of these products is made necces
sary bv the cultivation and harvesting
of the cotton crop, that being the excess
labor which cottod requires. In other
words. if it had not been for the cot
ton crop. 75 percent of these products
could have been sold for cash and would
have become a liquid asset- to the farm
er. The fact that machinery can be
ased in both the cultivation and harvest
ing of most of these other products ac
counts very largely for this excess
Pay For Labor
Mr. Morrison stresses the fact in his
communication to the American Cotton
Association that ' when farmers realize
they now are not growing cotton under
the old, "negro Slave" condition, and de
mand a right price- for their staple suf
ficient to pay for the labor then cotton
will no longer prove a liability. The
American Cotton Association has agreed
on a minimum price of S6 cents to solve
Further impressing the fact that non
cotton products are", really paying for
marketing the crop, Mr. Morrison says:
"Until very recent years, not a' dollars
worth of these products were ever charg
ed up to cotton, or was seriously regard
ed as part of the expense of its product
ing. Thousands of women and children,
white as well as black, have worked in
cotton fields, the major part of them
under the most wretched conditions of
poverty; yet, for the better part of half
a century their labor was not even con
sidered an item of expense in growing
cotton. Indeed, there is still to be found
some people who figure that cotton can
be grown at a low cost, frankly basing
their estimate on this slavery of women
and children as a cheap' form of labor.
Slavery Day Custom
This habit, inherited from slavery days
of giving cotton the benefit of free la
bor and free food, finally became crys
talized into the conventional view,
which has been for years, more or less
authorative, and has to a considerable
degree, intimidated the free expression
of opinion regarding the cost of produc
tion. The fact is, a strict accounting
so aroused our ideas of the cost of pro
duction as compared with- the views so
based upon the slipshod methods of the
past the real basis for the conventional
view that students from fear of criti
cism were for a long time reluctant to
announce the result of their calcula
tions, although their findings were clear
ly justified by the rules of sound book
keeping, and also, by the recognized fact
as to the value of the products consumed
In view of this fact, Mr. Morrison
adopted the following practicable plan
of attaching these somewhat obstinate
conventional views that of stripping
cotton bare of free labor of women and
children and the use, without charge, of
other products of the farm. In other
words, making it stand up on its own
merits alone, charging up every item of
expense its production entailed, and
giving credit for every item of revenue
it produced. 'The following table is the
result of Mr. Morrison's efforts:
Estimate Cost Crop 1919
-Rent 20 acres land $7.50
Xo. 2. Kent one plow animal-
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DELCO-LIGHT wsis dc&ned and built by rr:en .vho
werQ raised in farm horr-es vho expsrlsnccd tl.s
comfortsand inconvenknc-us of end ho cstcut
deliberately years ago to devclcp .zzi zlzniriz plar.t that
would provide city cdvantsges fcr rozzA czznTxcziZzz..
They were the zcjt.o rncr. vvhcao cziglneerlns talent had
made DELCO Starn-, L2ghtir:g and Ignition Equip
ment for automobiles the standard cf the world
They knew electricity and they knew the needs ana
limitations of farm life
They knew that an electric plant to give service in a
farm home must be simple, so that it would not get out
Of order and require complicated repairs
It must be easily operated and require little attention
It must be very economical in operation-
It must be built to stand hard usage -and it must last
It required five years to develop a plant that would
measure up to tfeese specifications-
There were five years of Jiard engineering effort back of
DELCO-LIGHT before the first plant was put on the
market three and a half years ago.
Today DELCO-LIGHT is furnishing the conveniences tf&l
. o . 4 . . A C E f
and comiorts oi electricity -to more uiazi ocvcucy-nvc
Thousand farm homes.
It is providing an abundance of clean, bright, econom
ical electric light for these homes. It is furnishing power
to pump water, operate washing machine, churn, sep
arator, vacuum cleaner, electric iron, milking machine?
and other small machinery.
And everywhere it is demonstrating its wonderful efficiency-rend
actually paying fox itself in time and labor saved.
A complete elmmtrie tight and power plant for farm and country homo,
mAf. cranking air cooled ball bearings no beUsonfy one place to
7v--7Wc Ptat9Long Lived Battery RUNS ON KEROSENE
R. FTR ANT, Distributor
442 Granby St. Norfolk, Va.
The Domotic Engineering Company, Dayton, Ohio, Ifafcgg
of DELCO-LIGHT Products.
No. 3. Feed one. plow animal 269.00
No. 4. Ginning 9,600 lbs. seed
cotton. 30c per hundred 28.00
No.3. Transportation farm pro
ducts and supplies . 30.00
No. 6. Deterioration of farm im
No. 7. Labor, one man, one year,
$7i per month 900.00
No. S. lixtra labor hoeing over
crop 3 times. 73 da. .$2.50 127.00
No 9. Picking 9.000 lbs. seed
cotton $1.50 per hundred 144.00
Gross, expenses $1804-30
Ijess 3 1-3 tons seed at J?S0 per ton.
20 acres 100 lbs 3200 lbs. lint, net .ex
pense $1516.30 Cost 47 3-S cts.
BEASLEY TO SPEAK
AT POPLAJ BRANCH
Important -Educational Conference
All Currituck, Friday Oct. 10
An educational conference will be held
at Poplar Branch in the high school
building. Friday. Oct. 10, . beginning
promptly at 11 o'clock. .The teachers
of Currituck county arc requested to
suspend their work for the day in or
der that they may attend this meeting.
The Hoards of Education. Public Wel
fare, Health, County Commissioners,
School Committeemen and Attendance
Officers are especially urged to be pre-
sent. The people of Currituck County
aVe also invited to attend. The follow
ing subjects will be discussed:
Public Health problems and sanitoo
requirements; By "a representative of
the State Department of Health.
What is expected of County Welfare
Boards and Superintendent as well as
the practical work of the juvenile court
and probation officer By It. F. Beas
ley. State Commissioner of Public Wel
fare. Compulsory Attendance Act By Su
perintendent. Organization of Thrift Societies By
Duties of the teachers, committeemen
and school patrons By the Principals
of v the Currituck County High Schools.
At this meeting definite plans will be
made to carry on the Reading Circle
work and other lines of school activities
for the year. Steps will be taken to or
ganize against influenza.
This will be the most important meet
ing to be held in Currituck County for
the present scholastic year and for this
reason a large attendance is desired.
Yours very truly,
Supt. Currituck County Schools
Ctart on Trade at 3.
In India wood, motal nml ivory
carvers begin to U-nrn their trndi at
the age ot three years and howine
skilled workers by the time they are
Keerjina Mirrors Bright.
. . j To elem mirrors, keep sx pie of
Uncle Eben. jsporge, a cloth and a silk handker-
rw.i. ii' no trv'r.' to hnrv ?p 1 chief.. First sponge the glass well, so
hatchet jvtf some folks," said Uncle j as to clean off all spots, then dust over
T?Kon "not c inrr nc v?t, toon it powder blue tied in muslm; run u
gettin' mo' cutlery.'
into de hardware store an' j OTt "gntiy ana quicKiy witn iu -
and finish by rubbing It witn ine uauu
Norfolk's Biggest Store
K. 3. Reynolds
YOU can't help cutting loose joy us
remarks every time you flush your
smokesDot with Prince Albert it hits
you so fair and square. It's a scuttle full of jimmy
nine and cigarette makin's sunshine and as satisfy
ing as it is delightful every hour of the twenty-four !
It's never too late to hop into the Prince Albert pleasure
pasture! For, P. A. is trigger-ready to give you more
tobacco fun than you ever had in your smokecareer.
That's because it has the quality. . 1
Quick as you know Prince Albert you'll write it down
that P. A. did not bite yourtongue orparch your throat.
And, it never will! For, our exclusive patented process
cuts out bite and parch. Try it for what ails your tongue I
Toppy red bags, tidy jed tine, handsome pound and half pound tin'
humidor and that clever, practical pound crystal giasm humidor with
sponge moietener top that keeps the tobacco in each perfect condition.
Ii. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston-Salesa, N. C
Where There's a Baby On Farm Keep
Rats are on most farms. Once they
get inside the house look . out. Rats
kill infants biting " them is not unusual.
Nursing bottles -attract rats. 1 Brake a
cake of RAT-SNAP and throw it around.
It will surely rid you of rats and mice.
Three sizes 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold and
guaranteed ' by CITY- DRUG STORE,
CULPEPPER HDW. CO., and G. W.
A Story of the West
Different From Any
You Have Ever Read
Read It in This Paper
Starts This Week
Mail Orders Given Prompt Attention
Woolen Fabrics for Fall Fashions
We mention in the following list some of the style-favored fabrics for Fall and Winter
garments. A visit to our Dress Goods Section will enable you to see all the newest novelties
as well as the staple, sorts. At present prices, the purchase of anticipated requirements would
be a profitable investment : - r
42 inch All Wool Ottoman Suitings, in both black
Priced at $2.50 a yard.
48 and 50 inch Chiffon Broadcloth, sponged and
Priced at $4 and 4.50 a yard.
54 inch All Wool Plaid Skirtings, in the newest
Priced at $4 to $6. a yard.
50 inch All Wool Heather Jersey, in Green, Brown
Priced at $6 a yard.
54 inch All Wool Toapine Coatings, in Burgundy,
Plum,. Brown, Navy and Black. '
Priced at $5 a yard-
-40 inch Chiffon Velvets, choice of all colors and
54 inch All Wool Tricotine Suitings of extra fine
quality. . .
Priced at $6 a yard. -
48-50 inch Gabardine Suitings, all wool extra fine
quality. , , ,
Priced at $3.50 to $5 a yard. .
-54 inch Check Suitings, shown in the most popu
lar shades. . . '
Priced at $4.50 and $6 a yard.
54-inch All Wool Oxford -Suitings of unusually
good, quality. ;
Priced at $4.50 a yard.
54 inch All Wool Tinsletone Coatings, in Navy,
Brown, Sapphire, Blue and Mahogany.
Priced at $6.50 a yard.
48 and 54 inch Velours, extra fine
in black and. colors."
Priced at $4 and $5 a yard.
-36 inch Costume Velvets, in both black and colors.
Priced at $5 a yard.
18 inch Erect Pile Trimming Velvet.
Priced at $2 a yard. j ' V V"'
; 48 inch Navy French Serge.C
Priced at $2.50 and $3 a yard.'
Priced at$7 and $7.50 a yard.
18 inch .Panne -Velvets of the best quality.
Priced at$2.50 a yard.
-40 inch -Navy 'French Serge.
Priced at $2 a yard. "
54 inch Navy French Serge.
Prieed at $3.50 and $4.50 a yard.
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