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ttRIPAY, APRIL 25, 1919
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C page nnxnzf 7L C libit- 1 A. A if tfaey. SatasfV The one thin you've always wished a cigarette would do SATISFY. Chesterfields do it. They touch the "smoke- t spot' They let you know you're smoking. They satisfy. Yet, they are mild! That's some combination for a cigarette to "put Hcros." But Chesterfields do it ! It's the blend, anew blend of pure Turkish and Domestic tobaccos and the blend can't be copied. Try Chesterfields today. M KB cigarett: of IMPORTED and DOMESTIC tobaccos Blended The extra wrapper of glauina. paper keeps 'em Fresh Reputation Luzianne is roasted in New Orleans tjy The Rei-Tylor Company known throughout tiie Southland as makers or good coffee!' For l6rearsThe Reily -Taylor Company has guair anteed eveiy pound of coffee GUARANTEE U after using entire con tents of the can according: to directions, you are not satisfied in every respect, your groear will refund the money you paid for it. Z3T Plve- St. Nor folk, Va. Qvick Service--Send por pRicir Lists NOW LOCATED AT No. 2 1 7 GRANBY ST. WHAT NEW YORK HAS DONE FOR ITS WORKERS Here Is A Suggestion For Legislation For North Carolina To Get Busy With By passing the workmen's health in surance bill, the New York Senate has just taken the most advanced legisla tive action in the history of the Uni ted States looking to the protection of the working population against the hazard of sickness. The purpose of the bill as passed is to conserve the health of the workers by establishing, under state supervis ion, funds jointly supported and man aged by the employers and employees out of which workers in time of tem porary sickness will receive benefits both in cash and medical care. These benefits include a cash payment of two -thirds of wages, up to $8 weekly, during temporary illness or extended disability not covered by workmen's compensation, also medical and surgi cal treatment and supplies, hospital service, nursing attendance and dental care, and in addition, a burial benefit of $100. There is a special provision for ma ternity benefits. Working mothers and wives of working men who . are insured will be given pre-natal care and ade quate medical and obstetrical and nursing care at childbirth. For wage earning mothers there is provided in addition a cash maternity benefit for two weeks before and six, weeks after childbirth in order that . they may be able to stop work at this time. By making the health insurance sys tem universal, with all profit-making casualty companies eliminated, the cost to the insured workers will be only about 20 cents weekly in order to secure the full cash and medical benefits. Employers who share equally with the workers in the cost, have figured that their share will be about 1 per cent of the pay roll. A prominent New York manufact urer, in urging the passage of the bill, declared that employers are now often paying half-sick workers 100 per cent wages for 50 per cent efficiency. "The amount now expended by the employer," he said, "because of sick ness among his employees, for which he gets no adequate return, is prob ably as much as the premiums he would have to pay under this work men's health insurance bill which, as far as our industry is concerned, can not exceed one-half per cent of the cost of our commodity." The state merely bears the cost of general administration as in work men's compensation. Free choice of physicians by the pa tient is permitted, and, as passed, the bill was amended to meet suggestions 1 of the medical profession designed to safeguard their ethical and economic interests. In nine states legislative commis sions have been studying sickness con ditions with a view to health insurance laws. Their reports unanimously show appalling annual wage losses, ineffici ency and dependency due to illness, while medical facilities within the reach of sick wage earners are every where conspicuously inadequate. As the Ohio Commission declares: "the only just and effective solution of the problem is health insurance legisla tion." The progressive Republicans and the Democrats in the New York Senate joined forces to bring about the victory for the health insurance bill. In this they were aided by the Governor, who placed health insurance foremost among pressing measures or recon struction, and by the leading news papers of the state. In the campaign for the health insurance bill a power ful 'array of civic, social service and women's organizations, far-sighted employers and physicians, together with the State Federation of Labor, worked as a unit for this legislation, which they declared to be "the next step following workmen's compensation." AskYbufDealer Grand PrizeM&m firearms 6 Ammunition Write for Catalogue' THE REMINGTON ART U.M.C.CO.INC . WmmoRH SJhO , WP II i NCMf TOM OTV toR Clean Teeth Firm Gums f V 1 Health mADA The chief cause of disease dfifjfk rV'iJ?! is infection. The main jIW source of infection XyjfcJ "JS)r i is the teeth. To iflKcX JtiiitC&r Gout, I prevent in- 5tj JLfc' Rheuma- fl fecUo diCw tiam. Heart J StpT Trouble and g jU9: Cf Stotnach Disorders g yir are caused by infection I I Jfr' 30c. and 60c. at your Druggist I (USCLE SAX'S "WAX-TIKE ARCHITECTS) la resuming private practice ask consideration of their SPECIAL SBEVICET FEATURES ia connection with building design and construc tion. Correspondence solicited; 13tfe & X. Y, Ave. WaaUnarton, D. CL A COLUMBIA, N. C. BOY SAW REAL FIGHTING Private W. T. Beasley was In Thick of It When The Armistice Was Signed I have" been, thinking for some time of writing a letter to you. I am a Co lumbia, N. C. boy and have lots of friends .there and I cannot write to them all so I take this" method of let ting them hear from me if it doesn't take too much space in your paper. . I will tell of the last days of battle. I have been over here about eight months and have been up Against' some pretty tough scraps. "We were in the front line trenches on the "Vosges mountains the last of September. "We left from there and came to the Ver dun front, one of the most famous fronts of the world war. We marched through town after town that was torn and ruined by the Huns. We marched through the shell-torn city of St. Mihiel, the place where just a month or two before the Yankee boys showed the Huns what they were. We finally reached Verdun where we spent a few days in the largest dugout I ever saw. One of them would hold over five hun dred men. We were in support of the 322nd Infantry and on the evening of the 9th of November we left our posi tion and went up and relieved the 322nd in their front lines in an old field, through an awful artillery fire. Our platoon leader was wounded and several of the men were killed and wounded that night in our company. We spent the night of November 10th in the old German front line trenches and at 6 o'clock on the morning of the 11th we went over the top. Just after we left the trenches the Germans laid an awfuj barrage. I was in the front wave and as soon as- we were through the artillery barrage the Boche opened up an us with machine guns. We were in an awful position. The heavy barrage was slowly creep ing up on us from the rear and the machine guns in front of us so there was only one thing for us to do and that was to continue our advance, for it would mean death to stop or go back through the barrage. We ad vanced about a mile and at eleven o'clock when things . were looking pretty bad for some one we were in a hundred yards of the German reserve line trench. In 30 minutes we would have taken the trench, but about that time the good news reached us that Germany had got enough and had signed the armistice. Believe me, we were a happy bunch of boys. We stayed there for a few days and then marched back to Nesle, France, where we are now. We were on the hike 17 days. We are now at Nesle and looking forward to the happy days when we will reach the grand old IT. S. A. and home. Wishing my country many happy years of peace and prosperity, I am, Pvt. W. T. Beasley, Co. A, 321st Infantry, 81st Division. Corporal Roy Li. Woodard of the 16th Inft. 30th Division has returned to his home on Cypress street after one years service overseas. SAVE MONEY ON SHOES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY From Foochow, China, comes this i letter from R. E. Gardner, Foochow College : " Neslin Soles have solved the shoe problem for me. Other soles wore out quickly on the rocky roads here, and I had no end of trouble with them," he writes. . Where other soles fail, Neolin Soles always stand the test of hard wear and rough usage. This fact points the way to economy. Buy NeoUn-soled shoes for the whole family, and so save shoe money. And have Neslin Soles put on your old shoes, too. These durable, flexible, and water proof soles are scientifically made by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, who also make Wingfoot Heels, guaranteed to outwear all other heels. eolin Soles Trade Mark Bee. U.S. Fat. Off. ft ARTISTIC WAILS AND CEILINGS Th6 trend Of interior decorations In modern homes is simplicity and har-. mony of color effects, restful and artis-; tic combinations to Diena percecuy with the entire furnishings of a room. Gaudy wall-panerinjr and other ma terials have been superseded by Flat Oil Faints, such as Pee-Gee Flatkoatti This Is now .extensively used in th0 finest residences, public and private ln Btitutions and mis the ever increasing demand for a durable, sanitary, artistic; finish for walls and ceilings. With PEE-GEE FLATKOATT you can carry out most any color scheme you bear in mind. ' It is made in 21 deep, rlcn, velvety, permanent colors Another advantage of PEE-GEE FLiATKOATT Is that it Is abso lutely sanitary. It Ijecomes part of the wall and can be easi ly cleaned with water and soap-. For this reason . it Is extremely economical, because it does away with the inconvenience and expense of fre quent redecorating. Write for beautiful 48-page book. The Modern Method of Decorating "Walls." Peaslee-Gaulbert Co. ((Incor-t iporated), Louisville, Ky., Established 1867. For color card, eatimateg and full, information call on. C W. Stevens Candidate for Alderman Second Ward Yout support will be appreciated FRANKLIN TELLS SOME SECRETS OF THE WAR Gives The Real Reason For The Vic tory Liberty Loan Paying For a Dead Horse Hon. Lewis B. Franklin,' Director of the War Loan Organization of the U. .S. Treasury Department, tells the reason for the Victory Liberty Loan conclusively. He says: "We had promised the Allied war- chiefs that we would have in France by July of last year, 600,000 men. On that -date we had a little over 1,900, 000. We had behind them nearly 2, 000,000 in this country under training who would have been on the front be fore July, 1919, and we had behind those 4,000,000 men as many more men as were necessary to do the job. "Four million men in France meant at least 20,000,000 tons dead weight of shipping to take care of them, and we had that program under way and were making our maximum output just about the time the armistice was sign ed. Twenty million tons of shipping at present cost means just about $4, 000,000,000 or a little over. "Did you know that those 2,000,000 men in France, who did so much to bring the war to an end, had only one small battery of American-made artil lery behind them ; just 6he battery of 4.7 and a few big naval rifles! The rest of the artillery used by the Ameri can soldiers was made by Frenchmen in France. But, on the way was a great stream of guns and shells that would have blown the German army off the earth. But that stuff had just come into large production in November, 1918. And it is for the deliveries on that big peak of production that we have to pay in December and January and will have to continue to pay for in February." "Our program for tanks, of which few got into action, was, I have been told, to provide for a tank in 1919 for every 75 feet of the front." "Those are some of the things that cost money, and practically none of those great supplies of artillery, of shells or tanks, even of ships, practi cally none of that stuff was ever used. What an awful waste! We are asked to pay for a dead horse that never drew a load! It "is discouraging, pay ing for something that is no good! ".Well, let's see if it's any good. Do you realize that the German army was never really routed; that except for a little bit of a stretch down in Alsace Lorraine it was never fighting on Ger man soil? They were brave soldiers, the German soldiers. They still had millions of them on the Western front. And yet they surrendered while they were on foreign soil. They had a fleet which had required years and years and years to build and it flew the white flag without firing a shot." ' i 'z I "I cannot believe that these great stores of munitions were wasted. In addition to the bravery of the Ameri can doughboy that arrived in France and got into action in numbers about the 15th of July and turned the tide and drove the Germans back, in addition to his bravery and al most reckless spirit of determina tion, for which the praise can not be too high, I say in addition to that, I believe there was one other factor that brought this war to an end at least one year before the most op tomistic of us had dared to hope for. One other factor, and that was that Germany, her general staff, knew that hack of the few hundred thousand Americans that really got into big ac- tinr, anH hnclf of the 2.000.000 in France, was another 2,000,000 ready; and despite the fact that we had pracr tically no artillery of American make on the Western front, that there was a great stream of American-made artil lery on the way. And ii is my con viction that the German staff knew that if they prolonged that war into 1919, they were inviting, not certain defeat, but certain annihilation." "We are asked to pay for things that were never used; we are asked to pay for shells that never were fired; for cannon that never reached the battle front, but we are asked to pay fpr those things that helped in a major way to brine this war to an end in 1918 in stead of 1919. And the bringing of this war to an end twelve months before we could logically look f orit means that we are asked to pay 'tor saving tne lives of 100,000 or 200,000 American boys who would have died on foreign soil had the war continued another year". ,.-WT Hawking in Persia. Hawking is a favorite pastime In Persia. Every great personage has his facloner and falconry every "squireen" his partridge hawks and lounds. MICKIE SAYS CUO, SIR , MICHAEL O'BRIEN NOU CAN'T GO DOAAIN TO THE -TRAiN TO GATWCR V-JEVIS 1TENVS FO -The PAPER., FOR NOURE GOXNG- TO CHURCH WITH ME, SHOCIUO-THIIslK vou'd obt enoocth op That print ucr office dorvng- THE VMEEK VMVTHOWT V4AMN& VT ON NOUR.MVttO ANA. DAN SUNDN BUT SQUBBGEE TmiABl Why their treads are bind t and their sides are red Color cuts no fig ure in making' the treads of Diamonds. For a tire tread must resist the mauling of rough and stony roads tho grind of mac adam and brick. When the tough st, roost gristly rubber that could possibly be made for Diamond Tread3 was made, it just naturally CAME BLACK! Black it will be always un less a tougher rub ber is discovered. But the sides of Diamonds are made red purposely be cause Diamond Red Rubber admirably resists side wear, and those red sides make Diamonds dis tinctively beautiful. 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