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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CUT, N. C
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1921.
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W. O. SAUNDERS, Editor
f nblished Every Friday in the Year by W. O. Saunders, at 505 E. Fearing St,
Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N. C.
Subscription. Rates: 1 year $1.50:
Entered as 2nd. class matter at the postoffice at Elizabeth City, N. C, June 9, 1908
Represented in Norfolk, Va. by J. H. McLaughlin, office in Ledger Dispatch
Building. Phone 25823
E. F. Aydlett, P. H. Williams, Mack Sawyer and their kind are
practical men, .thankful to their gods that they are. devoid of
imagination. They are proud of themselves because . there is no
poetry and no idealism in their make-up.
Give us more men and women of imagination, tjhe faculty
whereby "the soul beholdeth the likeness of things that are absent!"
Without them nothing beautiful, nothing inspiring, nothing truly gss
permanent may be builded. Without them we shall perish. Where EE
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8 months $1.00; 3 months 50c tnere 1S no imagination itnere is stagnation, intellectual and spiritual
poverty, gross carnality and unmourned death.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1921.
W HE INDEPENDENT is thirteen years old with this issue
I The first issu'e of this newspaper was published Thursday,
HE Elizabeth Gity Merchants' Association has reconsidered I s
and revoked its rejent order which changed the closing r
hour of stores from 9 to 9.30 o clock Saturday nights. The s
question was finally submitted to a referendum of the members of EE
the-association and a large majority voted for the earlier closing EE
hour. Elizabeth City stores will therefore continue to close at 9 EE
nt u u t . . , ' o'clock and Saturday night shoppers will time their buying accord- EE
24, years. old when I started this " , h lu -n i . , i a
& J " , J" iiiv. oiui v-o vv ixx uujiv, at, out, U UUt& , Oct L UI KLcLy I 1
evenings, as in larger cities whete the merchants have found that EE
the -public can be trained to 'do its big buying Monday mornings EE
as well as Saturday nights. -
I A MAN .
Has Written anJEpochal Story
1908. I was
paper and had more hair on my head then than I have had any
time since. These thirteen years of THE INDEPENDENT have
been eventful years.
I didn't have a whole suit of clothes or the. price of one when
I started this paper. The printing material that I got together on
a few dollars borrowed capital and a little credit was facetiously
referred to as " a vest pocket printing press and a sh;rt tail full
of type." ,
With the very first issue of THE INDEPENDENT I incurred
the wrath and ill-will of E. F. Aydlett and a few misleading citi
zens and have succeeded in retaining it to this day.
For a long time I had very little good-will to carry, me thru.
I was a stranger, "an interloper" if you please, and I had a habit
of saying exactly what I thought about anything or anybody. What
was worse, I did not belong to a church and I owed some store
accounts. Those two things will damn any one in Elizabeth
City. If you belong to a church and pay your bills promptly you
can do almost anything else and get away with it or, at least, so
many of them do.
It was rough sledding for seven years. I had my head beaten
up on several occasions. I was prosecuted in the courts of seven
counties; in three counteis all at one time. I was boycotted. I
was mobbed. For years I didn't carry enough local advertising in
this paper in a month to pay a first class Linotype operator's salarv
for a week. .When the local merchants vrm1r1 nnt nrlirT-tica T r-.-1 Irving Bacheller
n Vnrfnll- B,H;m ru:i jit- jt. tt , , , I voice of the conscience of tha naUon
oiiuiiun., iu x mictucipina ana iew lorK and lound " tne work of this author. In
U : i . t - - I A Miii for thu A c7ao ' hi.
uusmcbs somenow. Jtiut l never brought back-
L if Amm
a oatent medicine
or whiskey ad in all those years. And of that fact I am proud.
I never yielded to the temptation to take the dirty money of the
patent medicine charlatans and I have demonstrated the fact that
the newspaper man who says he can't run a newspaper without
the revenue' that comes from such fakers is either ignorant or
. untruthful. I know that it can be done.
When I was indicted in Washington or Dare counties for things
said about T. B. Wilson or E. F. Aydlett in Elizabeth City, I usually
beat the officers to it and advertised the prosecution in advance of
the trial. And then while the court was getting its machinery oiled
I would be out among the strangers soliciting subscriptions to THE
INDEPENDENT. And usually I succeeded in arousing oublic
opinion on my side. I did it in Currituck, I did it in Camden, I did
it in Chowan, I did it in Dare, I did it in Beaufort, T did it in Wash
ington. And when my dear, sweet friends rail-roaded me all the
way to New Bern in a final, frantic endeavor to put the hooks
to me, I showed them the possibilities of nronacrand t
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xms way inn Irs! DiifKNDENT established itself in places where
it would not otherwise have obtained a hearing.
I have succeeded largely thru my ability to capitalize my re
verses. When a mob shot up my house one Sunday night I was
nearly two thousand dollars in debt and didn't know where the
next meal was coming from. I wrote several hundred new sub
scription to THE INDEPENDENT the next week.
There were Seven years of the strenuous life in establishing this
wapcr. iot until six years ago didfthe tables begin to turn
I had won the confidence and respect of most nennl it, ha
mumty, but business was still inclined to be shy when Rurke Cul-
pcr came along in 1917 and gave the town a new birth of fre
- ..... sxcat evangelist did not succeed in making the town
jr cue uatcnet, out ne did succeed in shaking things up for a
new deal. A lot of people discovered all at once that they could
bUv u.i me. ney nao never made the discovery before
because they had been fighting shy of me, People who harassed
7 . y aUer ay' year in and ar out and never
spoken to me or given me more than a curious look, looked me
up, toek my hand. and found it moist with fellowship. Most of
j ..v.....C3 were peopie wtio simply did not know
usually the case.
A Man for the As-ea tiia crre-at nirn,
tlve of the growth of democracy in which
Abraham Lincoln is the chief character,
he has written his best and biggest, most
compelling novel. A wonderful theme in
which others might have failed, Mr. Bach
eller has succeeded because of his famil
iarity with the fundamentals of American
life American life as it is exemplified by
the makers of America. It is the most
appealing picture of Lincoln and of the
umes beginning somewhat before the
middle of the last century and extending
to about I860, that has ever been penned.
Aside from its Interest as a novel mil tta
value as a document of Americanism, it It
uisunci coninnuuon 10 literature em
bodying human nature and human lnter
as a. serial In this paper and you art
exhorted not to miss a line of -it.
By T. Wanamaker Balance.
A man by the name of Richard LewZze
Bought lain a still to make some booze;
The still dkllheeke
And Dick did shreeke
As through the creeks his hootch did
A man was seen on Main and Mc
Morrine streets the other day fondly
carrassing a fishing worm. IIe said:
'You tell 'em, little .wormy, mere man
certainly envies you of your view of the
city and other things."
in. dlA g f T1" 11 a" 1 Em dCeply coons of the everlast
ing debt I owe to a few strong men and women who have been mv
friends and well wishers thru all the thirteen years. Even th
bee" T 1"?,?' bUt thdr unwering faith in me has
been a great sustaining influence. The fact that I never grew al-
otle hllf CUtrged,hen h thC tOWn WCre aainst me the
exnct mftlyfindlfferent as because I knew that friends who
expected much of me were here. For friendship's sake we can
endure much and triumph over many things
ffi HE Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce recently offered
LP"Ze, ,6 beSt,SUggestion for the vic, social, cont-
mercial or industrial betterment of Elizabeth City Mv
thff t hh COntained in one word, IMAGINATION, f he fac't
tht HadTLwln the rizrimpIy means that 1 was
right. Had I been awarded the prize I would not have been entitled
to it, because only imagination could have awarded a prize on such
a suggestion. I sav F.i;79iwh ru ... . . v . m sutn
jZ. . . "-y iacKing m imagination.
In the Hall of Fame
We should add each name
Of the dollies
In the Follies ,
Who originate the dresses
For the way fhat they are dressed
Is the way that we like best
And no others with them can quite
Oner man said to another: "I've got
a cold." Other man replied: "I can
get it fox you at .$3.50 a pint."
vi.wi,, pumaniy tne power or process of hav?ncr
mental lmas- hmK, p ss OI navmg
. V . J pjwer or process of formine ideal
cons ructions from images, concepts and feelings, with relative
freedom from objective restraint. This definition is from thfl
edition of Webster's International Dictionary. I repeat Elizabeth
City is lacking in imagination. " . P ' fc'112abeth
Our lack of men and women of imagination, vision and ner
spective explains the listless, prosaic. h JL, ,;L IT"
our neonle. Fnr Ui au many 01
tV V ""Agination we have not
0xtuiiy ior playgrounds, a public library a
officer and other things that we should have
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or want ot imagination we have a Board of Aldermen who
wnnlri ontn, i a--. .. - . U1 Q-ermen who
and "ri.:"':1" 5"an?n 0t.thf dred thous
vUli,Uxaiiuii iu tne iourtn chair of
seen the de-
whole time health
Right now when you
need them most, we are
offering- the greatest val
ues in Men's. Vm inrr
AT . J
Men's and Boys' Cloth-I
ing, furnishings and
Shoes to be found in
In the first place we carrv
nothing but high class merchan
dise, practically all of whirh
buy direct from factories. Sec
ond, we make a snecialrv f
Clothing, Furnishings and Shoes.
Therefore, we have not only got
tne Kind ot goods that a prosper
ous people want, but we've got
them for a great deal less monev
than you can get hem at, ordi
narily. If you have been waiting for
prices to strike bottom before
buying your head to foot outfit
in Clothing, you can come .on
and get them now,lfor I will as
sure you that the Markets of the
uumry nave unquestionably
struck bottom for the year 1921,
and we are right there wifc'
THE BLUE GOOSE 1
MAN'S IN TOWN I
Interesting: Facts About a Great 5
Potato Distributing- Organization.
The American Fruit ' Growers, Inc.,
are m the Elizabeth City potato deal
again this season. They are represent
ed by John E. Wade, who will be on
the ground until the season is over. Mr.
Wade will deal only with the Carolina
Potato Exchange and expects to handle
more than a hundred cars of potatoes
from the members of that organization.
Some facts about the American Fruit
Growers, Inc. may be of interest to
readers of this newspaper as showinsr
the extent to which one firm has devel
oped the business of distributing prod
ucts of American farms and orchards.
The American Fruit Growers, Inc. has
four big stores in Pittsburgh, New York,
t. Louis and Chicago, with branches in
138 cities in every state in the union.
They employ hundreds of buyers and
salesmen and with their nation-wide
system of distribution they are in hour
ly touch with both producers and con
sumers of every product in every state
in the Union. With men on the ground
where the stuff is grown and with men
everywhere that the stuff is in demand
there is no guess work with this organ
ization. They know where every car of
potatoes will bring the highest price and
they get the price. The American Fruit
Growers handled 34.000 car loads of
produce last yea! and expect to go over
50,000 cars this year
Besides buying, jobbing and distrib
uting this concern; has a production
department with an investment of S,-
000,000 or more in orchards and vine
yards, growing thousands- of cars of
their own apples, oranges and grape
fruit, grapes and celeVjv
W. It. Johnston, one of the company's
expert field men, who was in Elizabeth
City the other day, supplies these and
many other intei-esting facts about a big
and efficient organization. Mr. Johns
ton takes particular pride in exhibiting
lithographs of the American Fruit
Growers' famous Blue Goose. ' Every
thing marketed by ' American Fruit
At a recent national conference of savings
bank officials it was said that married men
save more than single men and more sav
ings accounts are opened? in June than in
any other month.
So June, the month of brides and' sweet
girl graduates and eager boys with the light
of the world's battles in their eyes is also
the month of Savings Accounts.
But why limit this advantage to married
folKs? EVERYONE needs a savings ac
count and NOW is the best, time to start
one." - - ' . . ,t$J. ;
And HRE is a good place where good
service and security of funds make our in-
terest rate doubly attractive.
FIRST & CITIZENS
Two Kinds of Interest j
Resources over $3,500,000.00
Norfolk, Va., June 2,' 1921.
Keported especially for THE INDE
finJNiJlSJNT by Jams & Fentress. The
following prices represent actual sales
Items not quoted wre not sold to-day
Growers, Inc. carries a label of a blue I and tke rood Administration prohibits
goose. Every orange, every apple, ev- .uotans othe than actual sales.
n.ggs l E4c
V2 to 1 Jbs. T 50c
Chickens under 1 lbs. not wanted.
ery grapefruit and every melon market
ed by this concern has a blue goose im
printed on it, the printing being done by
specially designed machines. Thousands
of barrels of potatoes grown in Pas
quotank, Camden and Currituck coun
ties will be sold under the ' blue goose
label this season and everv hnrrpl sn
sold will bring a good price, because
that label guarantees a superior prod
WOULD MARK GRAVE OF I
PASQUOTANK'S WAR HERO
a hiteen-rTit forV.ar
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women of vision and ;moo-;4.:
"""SiilttlluII project a
rnpuWic school system and by sheer driving
W,00Q is provided; but we are not
ugn pagination is left to carry out the vromm tT
m our town ar utterly, devoid u& l
that enoue-h ima
Our Men's Suits
irom w to S4U Bovs' Suite 7
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kj. Manama Hats, $3 to $5.
Straw Hats, $1.50 to $4. Felt
fiats j.-, to $5. Silk Shirts, $4
w iegngee Shirts, $1 to
$4- Silk, Sox, 50 cents to $1 50
fnticw SuitS' 75 cents
to $1. Shoes, $2 to $10 per pair.
Come to see us.
C. A. COOKE,
Elizabeth Citv. N r
That mound in the lawn near the
court house is holy ground, for beneath
it rests all that is mortal --of ! a soul
which, in the hour of our peril, was he
roic in its conception of the ideal that
our homes must be protected from the
ravages of foreigners who sought to
raise a god of materialism to the throne
iway we not mark this mound this
grave of a man who died for us
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.."... mc muusanus ot people passing
there may be reminded of the sacrifice
made for us by our soldier dead, and
thus, through 'his spirit be inspired to a
passionate love for home and country?
-aiay it not be that this grave shall be
tome a snrine at which our boys and
girls shall pause, and say, he died for
lwnAA XI i . . ...
-. iouv.c, me nation in wmch every
man, woman and child is a Frenchman:
x ranee, tiie nation which has written in
to its history the experiences of j
mousana years; France, the nation
winch massed its life's blood to hold
back the Hun till civilization could be
awakened from self and aroused to meet
tne foe who would' destroy it; France
shows us how the power of a hero dead
grips tne nation's heart.
j-ue uepm or a nation's anguish and
tne passion of its patriotism is felt
wnen one passes under the Arch of Tri
umph in Paris,. that center of wonderful
vistas, avenued and historv. H
the grave of an unknown soldier. Right
at tne meeting point of millions of hur
rvin foot ac ii... , .
iiiib unknown nero over
wnose grave is the inscription "Ici re
pose un Soldat Francais mort pour La
t-atne. This inscription arrests he
millions of hurrying feet; every head is
bowed, there is a quivering of lips, the
shedding of tears, and one there real
izes the cost and the preciousness of La
GEO. STUDSON DeLANO.
New Sweet Potatoes:
North Carolina Irish Pn. '
With tWO Whole-time Pvnnvaltc
and two whole-time evangelistic singers
the laptist Board of Missions in ses
sion i Raleigh, cleared the wav fnr r,
extensive campaign on the part of the
THE LOWER THE HIGHER.
Here is one about sleeping cars,
"Give me a Pullman berth," said the
"Upper or lower?" asked the agent.
"What's the difference ?" "
"A difference of 50 cents in this case,"
said the polite agent. "The lower is
higher . than the upper. The higher price
is for the lower. If you want to go
lower you'll have to go higher. We sell
the upper lower than the lower; in
other words, the higher the lower. Most
people don't like the upper, although it
is lower on account of being higher.
When youoccupy an upper you have to
get up to go to bed and get down when
you get up. You can have the lower if
you pay the higher. The upper is low
er than the lower because it is higher.
If you are willing to go higher it will
The man waited not.
and her friend. Miss Crawford Gallup,
of Portlock this week.
Mr. L. W. Doxey of Moyock is
spending some time at "White's Game
Mr. Hunter Murden, of Norfolk, has
returned home, after a pleasant visit to
Mr. T. W. Ackiss.
The epidemic of "whooping cough" is
about over. We are glad to say that
the little ones who were so ill are on
the road to recovery. ' '
Mr. Jasper B. White is in Georgia,
supervising the planting of Duck Food.
Mrs. R. A. Griggs and Mrs. Lewis
Ross were at Corolla last week.
Mrs. Nolan Curtis passed through our
town Friday on her way to visit her
mother, Mrs. J. ,S. Melson in Norfolk.
We are glad to see the "Currituck"
on schedule again making tri-weekly ,
trips as formerly.
. Clarence O. Painter, indicted under
the Mann White Slave Act for running
away with the 12-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Robertson of
Warren county, was sentenced to four
years in the Federal penitentiary at At
lanta, and a verdict of not guilty was
returned against Painter's wife who
was charged with aiding and abetting
HiStabhshing a department of. Evanee
-D, O: Stanback, of Jonesboro,is visit
ing Baltimore, New Torks Philadelphia
and Boston, to have assay tests made of
specimens of gold ore found in Mont-
WATER LILY NEWS.
tooiuciiw ot me j.Miau(i are mncn in
terested in. the oil test now beine mai
me Buuin enn.
Some of our good citizens have taken
up road work again. We' are glad to
note such progress and hope it will
cuuiinue to tne norm end of the island.
j-nere is some talk of moving the
school house. A
before the countv Board of 'CTrinr.at,-
ami were promised tneir co-operation in
movine the building
location, and to a more central point.
We hope this will be done before .an
other school term.
Mrs. Pierce H
Norfolk. - ' .
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. d rietra cnnt Sun.
day at Mackeys Island, as the guests
of Mr. J. P. Knann.
Miss Zola White- entertninen nt a
week-end house party in honor of her
sister, Miss Mary White, of Norfolk.
or lunch you
will surely like
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Made of the hearts of selected white
corn,PostToasties are distinctive in
texture and flavor.
PostToasties come crisp, and ready
to serve at a moments notice, direct
from the triple-sealed package.
Especially good with berries and a
sprinkle of sugar.
Sold by grocers everywhere
Made by Postum Cereal Cd.Inc
; Battle. Creek.Mich.
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In accordance with previous notice on February 12th,
192t, and letter to our custdmers of same date, we here
with advise that we wiir close down the operation of the"
Sewer System on '
Respectfully, ' ' t
ELIZABETH CITY SEWERAGE CO.
- HOWARD E. CROOK, President.
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