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VOL. XIII. NO. 688.
Entered m Second C1m Matter at tha Pot-offlo
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1921.
80S B. Faanns St. Kiiubeth City. N. O.
$1.0 A YEAR
ALDERMEN WILL UPSET
ELIZABETH CITY'S MOST
CONFIDENT PH-L PUSHER
ELIZABETH CITY SCHOOL BONDS
ELIZABETH CITY MEN
FOR A COUNTRY CLUB
Options Secured ; For Club Grounds and Golf
Course on River aiid Organization To
. Bec Perfected rSpoii.
FIND NO SATISFACTORY BUYERS
SCHOOL BOARD NEXT
Carrying Out; of $400,000 Public School Improvements May Be
Then Plan To Trick Citizens Into Purchase of
Lignts, -water and Sewerage at High lig
ureWeatherly Smoked Out.
The appointment of 12 of 16'?
members of the Elizabeth City
Board of Graded School Trustees
and the purchase of the proper-
ties of the Elizabeth City Elec
tric Light and associated com
panies at a price to be agreed up
on by P. H. Williams, M. N.
Sawyer, E-. F. Aydlett and Louis
Anderson are but two projects
contemplated by the new. Board
of Aldermen, which goes into of
fice Monday night, June 6. J. B.
Ferebee who was selected for
City Manager at a .caucus Mon
day night, May 23, remains the
choice of a majority of the new
Board, spite of all public pro
test. There was a second caucus of the
new Board Monday night of this week.
All members of the new Board were
present, but Mayor-elect W. Ben Good
win was again left out and given to
understand that he is to be but a cipher
in the new administration.
A motion to reconsider the selection
of a City Manager was carried in the
last caucus and a motion was made to
postpone the appointment of a City
Manager until June 15, enabling the
Board to advertise the vacancy and re
ceive applications for the position. The
motion got only three votes. L. R.
Foreman, P. C. Cahoon and Calvin H.
Twiddy' voted for the motion. W. H.
"Weatherly, W. H. Jennette, C. W. Ste
VBBf -Im'W. Andersoat nd P. H. Tfil
' Mams' voted against it, thereby signify'
. iitg their intention to retain J. B. Fer
ebee and consider no other applicant.
Waathorly Smoked 0t.
W. H. 'Weatherly was ejected Alder
Man from the Fourth Ward by people
who believed him to be an independent
candidate. Mr. Weatherly- has posed as
an independent and as opposed to the
Mack Sawyer gang. He led his neigh
bors -to believe that he was not disap
' pointing tS em until the' caaM Monday
Bright.,.-, At .that cns the gang lost its
. ' grip on (Calvin Twiddy and . Twiddy
'failed them. Weatherly had been hiding
behind Twiddy and Twiddy's change of
front exposed Jura. Weatherly was
smoked out; he had to east his-vote
with the ganglike a little tin soldier
and it is a ten to one shot that he will
bey the orders of Williams and Ander
son without camouflage from now on.
Upsetting the'School Boars'.
In meantime the terms of office of
members" of the Board of Graded School
Trustees have been juggled so that
twelve of the sixteen expire this month.
E. F. Aydlett, P. H. Williams and M.
N. Sawyer are now selecting twelve
trusteemen to succeed the twelve whose
terms expire. Those who know Sawyer
and Aydlett and Williams know just
.what sort of a choice of school trustee
men they will make. It is generally un
derstood that the vacancies will be filled
by appointees who will be pledged to
locate the new $185,000 High School
building on property selected by the
Sawyer interests. It is believed that
the site they have in mind is in the rear
of the present High School .building, in
one of the most undesirable residential
'sections of the city. The section in
question may be undesirable now. Lo
cating a $185,000 school building back
there will make it more desirable and
putfi money in somebody's pocket.
The twelve members of the present
board whose offices will be declared va
cant by the new Board of Aldermen are:
J. D. Hathaway, W. A. Brock, X. S.
Leary, M. P. Jennings, M. P. Gallop, -A.
C. Bell, It. C. Abbott, Dr. S. W. Greg
ory, W- L. Small, E. F. Aydlett, T. J.
Markham and C. O. Robinson.
The four members of the present
Board of Trustees who will hold over
are G. S. Seyffert, W. C. Sawyer, F. G.
Jacoeks and C. P. Brown.
One understands now why the Sawyer
faction put up no fight for the Cooke
Bill to change the trustees in the recent
election. They didn't have to vote the
Cooke bill to upset the school board; be
cause they had it all cut and dried to
1 upset the school board anyhow.
Now See What's Coming.
This newspaper has inside informa
tion and believes that the new Board of
Aldermen will begin at once to negotiate
a purchase of the properties of the Elec
tric Light Co. of Elizabeth City and its
associated water and sewerage compan
ies. We saw the gang fight and block
an effort of the outgoing administration
to buy these properties at a price of
$325,000. We are going to see the new
Board entertain a much higher figure for
near a half million dol
lars, and the new Aldermen have a neat
little cheme by which they hope to fix
the responsibUity for the deal upon the
And here is the scheme. The new
Board is going tQ feign a most humWe
and deferential attitude toward the pub
lic in the matter of disposing of the
city's sewerage probl-m. These new
Aldermen are going to tell the dear peo
ple that they are at a loss to know
just what to do and they will. ask the
dear people to advise them. It is planned
t0 have the Chamber of Commerce ap
point a committee of three of its mem
bers; the Merchants' Association will be
asked to appoint another three; the Al-
dermen themselves will' name three citizens,-
The nine citizens so appointed
will select three- others, making . twelve
in all, and the twelve will constitute an
advisory board of citizens to confer with
the Aldermen and recommend to them
what to do.
The arrangement looks so nice and
democratic to any one,; who isn't acquain
ted with the pecujikr praetiieesof the
superior business mind8 who . are dom
inating the new Board, . But here is how
if will work. E.. F.'WLydlett,:'" M. X.
Sawyer and P. H. Williams will care
fully pick the three citizens for the Al
dermen; Mack Sawyer's sdns and sons-in-law
will as carefully pick the repre
sentatives of "the Merchants' Associa
tion. -They will not have to pick a
committee from the Chamber of Com
merce, as they will have six of the nine
citizens picked and thi8 majority of the
nine will pick three others who can be
controlled. And when the' citizens' ad
visory board of twelve is finally organ
ized and begins to function it will be
found to be a-carefully selected organi
zation of able confederates and small
minds that will make any recommenda
tion that, pleases the Sawyer-Aydlett-
W illiaras combination. Jt will not be a
citizens' committee at all, but the citi
zens will be held responsible for it and
if we are made to pay a fabulous price
for the electric light, water and sewer
age properties, the Aldermen will pious
ly disclaim responsibility, and tell us
that we citizens did it. This town has
got something coming to it under the
new administration. But whatever hap
pens, the townspeople have no one bat
themselves to blame. . A people will not
elect officers better than 'themselves. We
are going to get exactly what we de
WOULD BE JUDGE
Aspires to Supreme -Court
; 'r- BeHch' far District f
f Columbia." '
The following item of peculiar inter
est to Elizabeth City folk is sponsored
by Edward E. Britton, Washington cor
respondent of the Xews Sc Observer:
To higher heights would Col.
"Bie" Meekins, of Elizabeth City, be
elevated, if the reports that have had
a start here are to be relied upon.
Xow holding the position of general
counsel for the Alien Property Cus
todian, his position such thatin the
absence of Alien Property Custodian
Miller he becomes the acting custo
dian, the Pasquotank man is said to
have his eyes upon the. bench. In
short, it is said that Col Meekins has
let friends know that he desires to be
the successor t0the late Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court of the
District of Columbia, Ashley M.
Gould. Wbile the position he holds
now is a good one, with a nifty salary,
Col. Meekins regards a life tenure of
a judgeship as a far betterproposi
tion, and he is, therefore, not alone
having his eyes upon the position, but
his hands are reaching out afteij it.
And as Col. "Ike" is a hustler, we may
expect him to . get very ; busy in his
pursuit of the judgeship.
"With Col. Meekins in he race,
Xorth Carolina has two entries, the
first entry heretofore announced be
ing J. J. Britt, of Asheville, one-time
Congressman and one-time Third As
sistant Postmaster- General, who was
also an entry in the race to succeed
to the position vacated, .by the death
of Judge Pritchard. Whether either
of the North Carolinians will have a
look fn depends upon whether Presi
dent Harding will go out of the Dis
trict of Columbia to pick a man.
Great pressure is being made upon
him to name a Washington man, for
the lat eJustice Gould was a Wash
ington citizen when he was named for
the position, and if he does, then its
'blooey' for outside candidates."
The information is not news to those
close to Col. Meekins in his home town.
He has had that judgeship bee in his
bonnet for a good many years.
EVEN COCKLE-BURS BLOOM
OUT OF SEASON. THIS YEAR
What may have been another ill omen
for the bedeviled farmer was found by
John James, Jr. on his farm near
Weeksville in this county one day this
week. Mr. James has sent fchis news
paper a stalk of fully mature cockle
burs of this season's crop, the like of
which ha not been noted by many
farmers in this section. The cockle-bur
is not supposed to mature in this sec
tion until late in August and to those
of a superstitious b'ent the. fact that
the pestiferous weed is displaying such
precocity this season is nft believed to
augur any good. There are those who
feel that-on top of a long cool spell, a
ruinous rainfall and Ae. fall in the prices
of potatoes, the darned . old cockle-bur
might have' bided its. time, and taken its
place in te usual order .of things.
John Wright Davis, bookkeeper in a J reached them in the afternoon mail. Mr.
bank in Salisbury,- shot and killed his j and Mrs. White departed on their hon
invalid wife and then fired a ball entire- j eymoon immediately after the ceremony,
ly through his own head. - ' 'They will be at home afte June 20.
I i I
DR. CLAUDE B. WILLIAMS.
HE is Elizabeth City's most confident
medico and a pill and powder specialist
of considerable ability. If 'he doesn't
know what ails you he'll not destroy
your faith in the profession by telling
you so, because no cure is possible
without faith and the most successful
physician is the one in whom the great
est number of ailing mortals have an
abiding faith. The most efficacious tonic
the medico can carry with him would be
appropriately labeled with a picture of
the same animal that made a certain
brand of tobacco famous. Besides be
ing handsome and popular and full of
conversation, Dr. Williams is the Health
Officer of Pasquotank County. His of
flees are located on the second floor of
the Hinton Building and he has both
office and resident phones in good work
Ing condition.. He delights particularly
in night calls and will go anywhere day
or night In response to tho yelp of a
mortal in pain. Phono 85 or 432. Pho
to by Zoeller.
BIG BLACK MAN UNDER
MRS. COMSTOCK'S BED
He Got Away Btcsusa She Waiq
To Ekcitatf to Use Hr Gas
Shortly after retiring Wednesday
night Mrs. Will Corastock heard the
deep breathing of a man under her bed
in her home on Cherry St. in this city..
She jumped, out of bed, turned on
light and caught up a .gun. The man
rolled from under the bed, took one look
at the pistol in her hand and fled.. She
recovered, her nerve only after the cul
prit had fled the boose and . fired three
shots at him as he ran thru- her back
yard. - " -
The man answered to the description
of a big, black Xegro recently dis
charged from the County Chain Gang
and the police are looking for him.
Mrs. Comstock was alone in the house
at the time. Her husband is night
watchman at the Savings Bank & Trust
Co. Mrs. Comstock runs a little store
and it is believed the Xegro knew that
she carried money from the store to
her home at night and his object was
robbery. Several cases of thsi sort
have been reported to the police lately
and uneasiness is spreading. Only a
few weeks ago a Xegro was detected in
the home of Miss Sallie Perry on Fear
ing St. He made his escape.
WOULD DRAIN 500,000
ACRES DISMAL SWAMP
Barton Myers of Norfolk Would Put
10,000 Farmers on Present
Barton Myers, one of the oldest and
most enterprising real estate men in
tidewater Virginia is advocating a gi
gantic engineering scheme by whici. the
entire Dismal Swamp lying between
Elizabeth City and Xorfolk would be
reclaimed for agricultural purposes. Mr.
Myers' scheme contemplate? the use of
the Lake Drummond Canal. as the main
drainage channel, this canar to be read
ily available for such a project should
the government refuse to purchase ,it
as a part of the intra-coastal waterway
Mr. Myers launched his big drainage
proposition at a Chamber of Commerce
dinner in Xorfolk the other night and
invited Xorfolk capitalists to give it
their serious consideration. He pointed
out that there are p00,000 acres of the
most fertile land in America within the
confines of the great swamp, an area
sufficient to make 10,000 farms of fifty
acres each. What the de'velopment of
this vast area would mean to Xorfolk
on the west and Elizabeth City on the
east "must be computed in millions.
The Dismal Swamp Canal is about
twenty-two miles in length, with an el
evation of about thirteen feet between
the locks for approximately twenty
miles of this length. It would furnish
the main drainage canal, if it were ex
cavated, to sea level, and the entire sys
tem of lateral drainage developed. It
would be necessary to excavate the can
al to sea level to make it practicable
for . drainage and the cost would run
into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
' Miss Fannie Old McMullan and Mr.
Buxton White of this city were quietly
married at Cfirist Episcopal Church in
this city , Wednesday afternoon. Only a
few relatives and friends were present
and the affair had been kept so secret
indeed that most friends of the popular
young couple were not apprised of the
wedding until formal announcements
Elizabeth -City's proposed $400,000 public school improvements
may have to wait indefinitely
Bids for $140,000 of the $400,000
Monday night, May 30, and the
000 of bonds. There were only
Cincinnati, and.Pruden & Co., of
The school trustees have in mind offering a lesser amount of
bonds to local banks, hoping the banks will take them in considera
tion of the money being deposited in the purchasing bank. Another
plan is to call a mass meeting of citizens and ascertain whether
the public would consent to the
SOME HOPE NOW
Fewer Spuds Rolling, Market
Toning Up and The Yield
Growers of Irish potatoes in the Eliz
abeth City section are feeling more . en
couraged to-day than at any time within
the past week or ten days. There has
been a marked decrease in the volume of
shipments from all over the United
States this week,? More than 500 cars
of potatoes moved from every section
of the United States Saturday. Tues
day of this week! the number had fallen
to 350, clearing the market consider
ably apd giving it a better tone. Pota
toes sold here this j week at $3.00. On
the eastern markets they are bringing
$3.50 to $4.75, but from these figures
the grower must deduct 75c to $1 a bar
rel for freight and 10 per cent of gross
sales to the commission merchant...
Growers in the IJlixabeth Qitj section
have shown good judgement thlr week in
withholding ' shipments, thereby . giving
their product' a chance' to mature'- and"
keeping off " an oversold market. It 1
believed that growers who - take . their
time and see to it. their tCatoes are
properly graded will come out with bet
ter than whole skins. One sale- of 20
cars of new potatoes was 'lost to Eliza
beth CityiaU week when1 the buyer ia
a Westers city was told that' the pota
toes werelfrom Elizabeth City. Care
less and dishonest grading of potatoes
have damaged the reputation of this
section and:: It will reouire'se vera! Years
of careful iadt softest, grading to .restore
the confidence of buyers thruput the
country. The Carolina Potato Exchange
is doing much in - this connection and
potatoes shipped by the . exchange
brought 15 cents per barrel more than
the prevailing market price. The Caro
lina Potato Exchange has succeeded in
establishing a reputation for honest gra
ding. The yield in the Elisabeth City terri
tory this year is the greatest in his
tory, growers taking 21 and 22 to 25
barrels of potatoes to tl. barrel of seed
planted, against an average of 12 barrels
of potatoes to the barrel of seed in nor
mal years.- The growers stand to make
up much of a loss in prices thru an in
NEW FOUR MAST
Went Ashore in Currituck Sound
Tuesday Night Crew
A four mast schooner representing a
small fortune is a total loss on a sana
bar in Currituck Sound, a mile north of
Bodie Island Station, having gone
ashore in a gale Tuesday night. The
schooner is the Laura A. Barnes, of
Marblehead, Mass. She is 179 feet long
and her gross tonnage is 530. She was
Only meagre details of the wreck are
available. The crew of Bodie Islana
Coast Guard Station found the schoon
er in distress and the seas running high.
The crew- of eight men were taken
ashore in the breeches buoy. At last
reports the vessel was lying on her
side, her masts in the water.
Whither the Laura A. Barnes was
bound or whence she sailed are details
not yet reported to the Coast Guard
office in this city. It is said her cargo
consisted of sugar. The captain and
crew are on Roanoke Island waiting for
transportation back to their homes.
If you wear glasses, have
your eyes and glasses both
examined from time to time,
and go to the place where you
can afford, to pay a reason
able price for real professio- v
nal work. Remember your
eyes are your bread-winners.
- Take care of them.
You have your teeth ex
amined twice a year. Why
not you eyes? They are
Dr. J. D. Hathaway
Phone 999 Bradford Bldg.
because the bonds can not be sold
six per cent bonds were, opened
highest offer was $130,000 for $140,
two bidders, J. C. Mayer & Co., of
Toledo. The bids were rejected
bonds being sold below par.
OIL CRAZE HITS
New. York Capitalists Leasing a
Million Acres in Belhaven
BelieVing that oil will' be found in
Beaufort and other counties between
Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds in North
Carolina, New York . capitalists are se
curing leases on over a million .acres of
land in those counties and drilling on
an extensive scale will be undertaken at
an early date, according to reports from
Washington, N. C.
The leases, are being taken by John
A. Wilkinson, of Belhaven. Mr. Wilk
inson says he is acting for a well known
Norfolk banker, who represents New
York capitalists.; No names are di
vulged. Mr. Wilkinson says: -
"There's no , chance for anybody to
lose any money. No stock is to be sold
and, no land is to be tied up in any
way unless oil is found. I stipulated
that the Jesses be drawn up by my
lawyer, here in ' Washington, so that
there wouldn't be any loop-hole in it.
They agreed t0 this. After getting the
leases' pYintsfl, I proceeded to get the
property -owners signed up.
4The property- owners, are taking no
chances in the matter.. If oil is not
found, they don't lose anything. If oili
is found, they get one barret oat of ev
ery eight, -according 40 the provisions!
of the lease. -
"These New -York people .are willing.
to-put-up- tbe,, money and take ever they
please; . If there- is; wf&tf yt
have enough land tied up so that they
can put down wells where ever they
please. If tere is no oil here, they
relinquish their rights to the leases
and are out nothing. It's a straight
forward proposition from, beginning to
The lease stipulates that the term of
the lease shall be "for the term of five
years from the date hereof and as much
longer thereafter from year to year as
the lessor or his assigns may desire to
hold , the same, but , not exceeding ten
The lease further stipulates xthat "the
lessee agrees to deliver to the lessor in
tanks or pipe lines, free of charge, one
eigth part of all the oil produced and
saved from said land. If gas is found
in paying quantities, the lessee "agrees
to paythe lessors one hundred and fifty
dollars each year in advance for the
product of such well, which the same is
being sold off of said premises."
No well is to be drilled nearer than
two hundred and fifty feet from any
building now on said premises . without
the lessor's consent given in writing.
MORE TEACHERS AVAILABLE.
School teachers will be more plentiful
this year than in the years just past.
The war time demand for office and
clerical help attracted thousands of
young men and women from the school
rooms, almost any vocation offering
more attractive salaries than the teach
ing profession. Many rural schools
were closed for want of teachers. But
the slump in business has released
thousands who will gladly turn back to
teaching because they are not finding
other work to do. The Board of Edu
cation of Cartret County recently ad
vertised a vacancy in the office of Su
perintendent. There were 138 male and
three female applicants for the post on
the first Monday in April.
DR. SAWYER WILL ATTEND
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASS'N
Dr. W. W. Sawyer will leave June
5 to attend the annual meeting of the
American Medical Association in Boston,
Mass. He will- return June 12.
It was reported here yesterday that
a special committee of Congress has
recommended the separation of the U.
S. Coast Guard from the U. S. Rev
enue Cutter Service, which recommen
dation would restore ..the COast Guard
tcf its' former position under the Depart
ment of Commerce. The recommenda
tion is believed to be most gratifying to
the men in the Coast Guard.
More than 70 Negroes' and nine white
men are known to have been killed In
a race riot in Tulsa Okla., Wednesday
night, following a clash over tho arrest
of a Negro charged with an assault up
on a white girl. Many Negroes are be
lieved to have been burned to death
in their homes. National guardsmen
have taken charge of the situation and
quiet has been restored with machino
guns and rifles.
'FOR FREE BRIDGE AT
ELIZABETH CITY '
The Camden County Highway
Commission has made formal appli -
cation to the State Highway Com-
mission for a free bridge across
the Pasquotank river at some point
at or near Elizabeth City, connect-
ing the counties of Pasquotank and
Camden. .The application was laid
before the State Highway Commis-
-sion by a delegation from Camden,
headed by Herman H. Newborn,
chairman of tho Camden commis
sion. The application had the hear-
ty indorsement of the Elizabeth City
Chamber of Commerce. Such a
bridge . is contemplated in the $50,-
000,000 plan of the State Highway
HASN'T HIT DR.
Holds Postoffice Spite of New
Order; But They're After
His Job. ,
The recent order of Postmaster Gen
eral Hays prohibiting . postmasters 'in
the classified civil service from engag
ing in outside employment will not af
fect Dr. A. X Pendleton, postmaster at
Elisabeth City, tho rumor has been put
ting pr. Pendletda out,of office; all this
week'. The order of the .Postmaster
'Spsrvl4ry officers withla tho
tyaiftt civil . torvfeV at first and
second olass aastsffieos, front tho
Mt of foronaa wm a0 bo pr.'
ajltjfd anor thflr offieial tor of v
doty if3io isr'ajry oatsids om".
ploy moat sush as fbaoraJ knshsoss,
tho professions, r : any regular
tratfo or. vooatloji." " -Dr.
Pendleton, besides being postmas
ter St Eliaabeth Pity is the owner of
the. Standard. P harmarv and ,tfe ''Stand
ard Drag-Ov-,an4- grres '-sereraT tours
of his time daily to tliese businesses.
Recently he also organized a new bank
and is president of the Carolina Bank
ing & Trust Co. which will open-its
doors for business ajbout Sept. 1, 1921.
But the order does not affect Post
master Pendleton because it applies on
ly to officers in the classified civil ser
vice and it just happens that he isn't
in the classified civil service list. And
so he is safe for the present.
It is generally believed, however, that
it is only a matter of time when the
Republicans will find a way to put him
out and put one of their hungry own in
his place. C. Pool White, J. H. Duke,
C. R. Pugh and W. P. Wood are among
those who want Dr. Pendleton's job.
The fact that Dr. Pendleton has made
most efficient postmaster and given
the public most satisfactory service
doesn't matter. Politics is polities and
pie is pie.
fMORE GOOD THINGS TO
COME TO MUSIC LOVERS
Elizabeth City Choral Society Plans
Oratorio, Cantata in Costume and
" Comic Opera.
The Elizabeth City Choral Society,
recently re-organized and incorporated,
is planning big work for another year.
The society plans to stage three big
events within the next twelVe months:
an oratorio, a sacred cantata in costume
and a comic opera in costume.
The membership of the Choral Soci
ety has grown from 85 to 230 members
in recent weeks and citizens generally
are taking an interest in it to the e
tent of putting the society on a sound
A considerable sum is required to
provide the society with a much needed
grand piano and music incidental to its
work. Money is being raised largely
thru popular subscriptions and sub
scriptions are easily obtained when it is
explained that every ten dollar contrib
utor becomes a member of the society
and is entitled to two tickets to each
of its public performances.
TO SPEAK HERE
Senator Wm. M. Calder, of New York,
and Hon. Stacey W. Wade, Insurance
Commissioner of North Carolina, will be
the more notable speakers at the an
nual convention of the North Carolina
League of Building & Loan Associations
which meets in this city on June 14.
Preparations for the entertainment of
the convention are being carried out by
the Chamber of Commerce, the Mer
chants' Association and the Albemarle
Building & Loan Association of this
city. Scores of prominent business men
from every section of the sta'fe will at
tend this convention.
More than 9,000 operatives in twenty
cotton mills in and near Charlotte, N.
C. walked out on strike Wednesday as
a protest against a reduction in wages.
The strike is by order lof the. United
Textile Workers of America and is ex
pected to spread thruout the country.
to . have a .
country club, 50 acre golf course,
club building-, boat livery and ev
erything. It is safe to say that
Elizabeth City is going to have
it because it is being projected
by live wires like Marshall Jones,
W. A. Worth, N. Howard Smith,
C. O. Robinson and others who
are capable of putting over any
thing they interest themselves in.
A meeting of a considerable . group
of . younger business and professional
men is to be called, probably to-morrow,
night for the purpose of organizing a
country club. In meantime options have
been secured on several desirable river
sites near the city. A site of approxi
mately -50 acres will be required for a
club building, club grounds and golf
course. If the right sort of grounds
can foe secured the golf course may . be
designed to provide, a landing field for
airplanes. An aviation station will-have
to be provided within the next few years
anyway. No town or city ean hope to
benefit by the remarkable development
of aviation in America without provid
ing a landing place for aircraft.
"The promoters of the country club do
not propose to buy a site at once They
contemplate leasing a tract of 50 acres
more or less for a term of ten or fif
teen years with the privilege of buying
the property at . the expiration of the'
Nor is it planned to build an expens
ive clubhouse, the promoters having- in
mind nothing more pretentious than a
rustic bungaldw effect to start with.
The .promoters desire at the very;
outset to clear away ' any . impression,
that" they hare in - mind anything ap
proaching an all exclusive aristocratic
organization. They are primarily inter
ested in providing a play ground for
business and professional men and their
wives and. sweethearts, and . having some
place to take visitors who come to
A river site will be selected to en
able those who enjoy .boating and .other
acquatic sports o have their Jhm. 'Ca-
noeing, yachting -andf fishjng are.Vmuch
tlttt Utnir because '
Interest in " tne proposed country club
runs high wherever the thing' is talked.
Col. W T. Old; president of the Sea
board National Bank, of Norfolk, and
a former resident of this city has done
much to encourage the Idea here and
will become a charter member of the
Elizabeth City organization. Col. Old
also promises that when the club gets
its golf course in shape he will bring
many of his Norfolk friends out here
to play. It is also pointed out.,that an
attractive golf course near- Elizabeth
City will put Elisabeth City on the map
for hundred, of wealthy tourists. Hun
dreds of yachtsmen who annually pass
thru the North Carolina sounds would
stop at Elizabeth City for a game of '
CtlAUiAUyUA UFtNS i
IN BIG TENT TO-DAY
Seven Joyous Days For Children
Grown-Ups Here's the
Elizabeth City's eighth Annual Chau
tauqua, seven joyous days of mental
and spiritual recreation and entertain
ment opens in the big Chautauqua tent
on the High School grounds this after
noon and there will be something doing
daily for a solid week.
To-night's program consists of a con
cert by The Four Artists and a lecture,
"The Advantage of a Handicap," by
Edward a Boyl. The program for the
rest ofc the week follows:
Saturday Morning: Junior Chautau
qua. Afternoon: Lecture Chautauqua
Superintendent. Concert Boston Mu
sicians Quintet. Evening: Concert
Boston Musicians Quintet. Lecture
"Al the World and Ourselves" Dr.
Sunday A union- meeting of all the
churches with music and lecture by
Monday Morning: Junior Chautau
qua. Afternoon: Concert The Pilgrim
Entertainers. Illustrated Lecture
"The New Power in Southern Europe"
Drew Pearson. Evening: Comedy
Drama "Nothing But the Truth" The
Tuesday Morning: Junior Chautau
qua. Afternoon: Lecture Chautauqua
Superintendent. Concert McGrath- m
Knox Entertainers. Evening: Con
cert McGrathKnox Entertainers. Lec
ture "Russia in Revolution" Dr.
Wednesday Morning: Junior Chau
tauqua. Afternoon: Concert Operatic
Orchestral Club. Lecture News Head
lines "An Interpretation" Dr. Jesse
H. Holmes. Evening: Opera "The
Thursday Morning: Junior Chautau
qua.. Afternoon: Junior Chautauqua
Pageant "Junior Holidays." "Punch
and Judy" WilJ H. Smith. Evening:
Grand Closing Entertainment The
Dunbar White Hussars. t
QXE HIGH GRADE JERSEY- HEIFER
for sale; all of her ancestors' gave four
gallons of good, rich milk per day. Price.
to suit purchaser. Apply to T. L. OV
I ERMAN, R. F. D. 1, Box 68, Elizabeth
' City, X, C. pJe.3-lt
Elizabeth City is