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MAY 23, 1919 N. C. STATE NEWS WARNS SOLDIERS AGAINST AT CHAUTAUQUA fP-1. . - - --'- I i l 01 18 a Horse Sense About Tobacco Good tobacco ought to be like a well bred hoss all th' kick taken out but all th' sperit left in; 4 You see, half the secret of makin' a good hoss is in the breedin' an' half in the breakin'. Selectin' tobacco that's grown right is only half of makin' Velvet. The agein' is the other half. Thar's only one kind of agein' that gets th' right results Nature's own. Nature's no clock watcher. She does a job right whether it takes two years or two thousand. So when she gets through" with the fine Kentucky Burley that we put away in wooden hogsheads for two years, it's just right. It ain't been hurried none, or short - cutted. Its a Nature-done job. All kinds of things are packed in tobacco tins, but your good neighbor will tell you "Velvet is the real pipe tobacco." Prove it for yourself. i a 81 a Roll a VELVET Cigarette A Digest of Everything Worth Knowing About Old North State Folks and Things J As a result of the refusal of the board of aldermen to renew their licenses, all poolrooms in Rocky Mount will close their doors June 1. rGuilty of murder in the first degree was the verdict of the jury which last week tried Aaron Wiseman at Shelby for the murder of Dr. Hennessee at Glen Alpine on the night of January 31 1918. Wiseman was sentenced to be' electrocuted June 20. He received the verdict without emotion. -Roy R. Fonville of Burlington has been awarded the croix de guerre for valourous service with tne marines in France. He is a Y. M. C. A. Secretary. Durham has recently passed through an epidemic of housebreaking, in- con nection with which hut one arrest has yet been made. Police are inclined to think that an organized band , of Uhieves is at work in the city. 'James A. Salter, or aieign, nas Deen appointed State Architect for a term of one year, salary $5,000. He will have .the general supervision of the construction of all State Buildings. His experience covers a period of 20 years. Dr. A. S. Wheeler Of the University1 of North Carolina has discovered three is a highly important discovery, in view of the present dye shortage, due to the Allied blockade which prevents German dyes from coming to this country. Three men were killed when a big Seaboard locomotive of the Mallet type exploded near Raleigh last week. The immense 150-ton boiler was thrown 50 yards by the explosion, the cause of which has not been determined. TTnm pr Ferguson, a native of Waynesville, N. C. has been elected president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. He has been actively identified with the work of this organization since 1914. j strike of cotton mill workers at Charlotte reached such serious propor tions that it was necessary to place an armed guard of police about the Louise mills, whose employes are non union workers, to prevent interferences by the strikers. C. A. Moore, a prominent farmer, is lying unconscious in a Durham hos pital, suffering from a compound frac ture of the skull. He was found in that condition lying in the road near his home, and it is reported that he inter fered with a band of masked men who were whipping a negro charged with objectionable talk, with the result that he was assaulted. Another report is that he was injured while taking part in a practical joke. The board of county commissioners of Forsyth County sold $100,000 worth of bonds for improved highways May 15. Federal aid for the maintenance of the National Highway passing through the county will be asked for. The second annual session of the Trinity College summer school for ministers will be held this year from June 4 to 13- In addition to the regu lar lectures and recitations, appropriate devotional exercises and song services will be held, and - social intercourse stressed. It is also hoped that some definite athletic activities may be pro vided for. A large attendance oi min isters is expected. CHILDREN GARDENERS -Fire JSL boro May 15, caused a loss of ?i50,oou. The fire is believed to have been caus ed by the careless tossing of a lighted match or cigarette stub into a pile oi dry tobacco. -Out of the cockle burr ytucn sucks D ROSS CRANE Boss Crane will give this . year at Chautauqua his new community-building lecture, "Dollars and Sense Fop Your Tovyn.V Mr. Crane is known to all Chautauquans. He ' will please more than ever before in this new type of lecture. His illustrated program points out the possibilities of artistic town development in a way which en lists the support of all. Hear him on the second evening at Chautauqua. CONTROL" BY CLIQUES ... f General Sherwood Gives Returning Soldiers Advice Worth Listening Tb - General Isaac R. Sheerwood, member of Congress from Ohio and long prom inent in the affairs of the Grand Army of the Republic, has issued a friendly warning to the returning soldiers not to permit hemselve to be enrolled in organizations they themselves u can not control. This warning, which appears in a signed interview published in a mili tary ' journal (the ' American Army Gazette) has attracted wide attention here where the developments at the St. Louis caucus of the American Leg ion havebeen closely followed by men in public life. " Says the Civil War veteran to the veterans of this latest war: "Of course, the soldiers of this world war will organize. All soldiers of all wars since the Declaration of Inde pendence have organized. George Washington organized what was known as the Order of Cincinnati, made up exclusively , of the officers who com manded companies, brigades, divisions and armies during the seven years' war for independence. The soldiers Of the Civil War, both North .and South, have maintained organization for over fifty j'ears, and these orders are still in existence. place of the Little River two-teacher "Immediately following the surrender school and the Mt. Hermon one-teacher of the armies of the Confederacy, in school, the two schools being located April, 1865, our heroic soldiers, over about 2 miles apart. The consolidated two million men, organized first the school will be located at Okisko, mid- Grand Army of the Republic, follow way the locations of the two existing ed byjthe Union's Veteran Legion, and schools. several other organizations, based up- But there is an obstacle in the path on long service at the battle front. of a consolidated school, for Okisko or Then the officers of that army, in imi- any other community in PasquotanK tation of- the Order of Cincinnati, or County; the Board of Education in ganized the Loyal Legion, made up making up its budget for the new f is- exclusively of officers who saw battle cal year has failed to anticipate any service. The most numerous body to- considerable building program and a day is the Grand Army of the Republic, building fund of only $1,000 has been containing about 40 percent of all the provided for the whole county. Wheth- surviving soldiers of that four years' er that failure tdprovide for new build- conflict. ings was a piece of niggardness, pea- "It is inevitable and desirable that nut politics or stupidity is a question the soldiers . of this world war should for the friends of schools' in this coun- form a permanent body of brotherhood, tv to figure out. With a building tuna not only to perpetuate in tne memory of only $1,000 the Board of Education of this generation and the coming gen can't contribute much to the building eration the achievements on the battle of consolidated schools this year. The fields of France of our own heroic nronosed school at Okisko would cost soldiers, but as a permanent appeal about $6,000 and the Board of Educa- to the citizenship of the Republic of tion is supposed to contribute half the the patriotic principles and ideals in- cost, the other half being met by a tax volved in that great" conflict on the consolidated school district. 10,000 NORTH CAROLINA And Home Gardens Were Never More Necessary, Thinks Government , Experts NOTICES Section 3001 of the laws of North Carolina requires all secondaries to be grounded in accordance with the National Electric Code. Section 3484 makes violation a misdemeanor with a fine of not less than $100.00 and not more than $500.00. This is required as safe-guard to life and property. We have com plied with this requirement and have grounded all our second aries. If you have grounds in your house circuits, be sure to have them corrected, as they will result in increasing your light bills or blowing your fuses, pos sibly both. ELECTRIC LIGHT CO. of Elizabeth City Food experts from Washington are of the opinion that, owing to the high to the ci0thes of the passerby, and has cost of labor and to the enormous generally been considered a pest, is amount of food America must ship Tlow beintr made a new and valuable to Europe this year, the price of food Qil avaiiatie for use in paints and var- stuff s will decrease but little for several nishes ani adapted for food years. Tne nome garaen, tnereiore, The commissioners and Board or ia- was never so necessary as now. The ucati0n of Perauimans county have ap government is urging that all children propriated money for home demonstra- rrom nine to eignteen years or age De tion work an(i a new agent will De in encouraged to cultivate the home gar- gtaiied at an early date den this year, and the United States nmmtv is to have a home School Garden Army owes it origin demonstration agent for the summer to this need. Last year, there wear enrolled in canning vegetables and sea foods in this organization one ana a nair mn- tllis county lion children who produced sixteen mil lion dollars worth of food. At the present time, over three million have been enrolled and these,' it is estimated will produce sixty million dollars worth of food In North Carolina, ten thousand chil dren are enrolled in the School Garden Army in the following cities: Raleigh, with six volunteer teachers. Charlotte, with eight paid teachers, Rocky Mount, with one paid teacher. Washington, with one paid teacher, Goldsboro, with two paid teachers Greensboro, with six paid teachers Salisbury, with one paid teacher. MT. HERMON VOTES FOR CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL But The Board of Education Has Fail ed to Put School Building Into Its Budget a ii SEMI-PASTE Okisko, Mt. Hermon township, Pas quotank County, will have a consoli dated school with four teachers and an auditorium, if the will of the people of that section as expressed in an elec- tirn lacr Sa til T-dnv. materializes. Out ,.v.i,0ti;'ri,- TxHtv, a0r of 61 registered voters in the two dis L., t , tricts involved, 32 voieu ior me idated school and 29 against it. The fight against the school was led by J. Walter Perry, reputed to De tne wed.nu iest man in the township. The consolidated school will take the Durham, with two teachers, and Asheville with a teacher who gives all her time to the work. . South Carolina has about nine thou sand children engaged in gardening in the following cities: Columbia, Sum ter, Chester, Rock Hill, Winthrop Training School and a number of mill villages. In Sumter a fourth grade class of children has planted one tenth of an acre in potatoes, the money thus made to be applied toward the support of a French orphan. The Bureau of Education at Wash ington is promoting gardening for its education value, with teacher super vision. An appropriation from Congress has enabled the Bureau to place a num ber of Garden experts in the field or ganizing the work in the larger towns and cities where the children are en couraged to cultivate a plot of ground in their back yards, the school to give credit when the garden is properly worked. Emphasis is laid on the win ter garden, as there are a number of vegetables which can be raised in the open during the cold winter months, such as parsnips, carrots, salsify, spin ach, cabbage, and celery. Both Secre tary Franklin K. Lane and Commis sioner Claxtoh are enthusiastic advo cates of gardening for its educational !,as well as economic value. Daily Thought. Write to the mind and heart and let tne ear glean after what it can. Bailey. . -: ' . . !" . ' " - is by farthemost economical and best paint you cari use. Simply add one gallon of pure Linseed Oil to one gallon of Pee Gee Semi-Paste and you get two gallons of paint that Lasts Longest Looks Best This enables you to paint all yoar out-buildings at lowest cost. Pee Gee Semi-Paste Roof and Barn Paint is the best protection against destruction and decay. Ask For Free Color Card. Bee Ffnisl Fori ose Standard Drug Co. J ZZ3 "Whether the new organization, em bracing the soldiers of this war for democracy, should organize in separ ate groups, is a serious question. My own idea is that all the soldiers, wheth er serving as officers or as privates, should form one common brotherhood, recognizing no distinction as to rank. "One of the mistakes made in the organization of the Grand Army of the Republic was to give those soldiers holding positions as Post Commander, and as State Commander and National Commander, preference over the rank and file in all its deliberations in State and nation encampments by making said officers life delegates. These for- life delegates have now become so numerous and powerful that they conJ trol and dominate the deliberations of the national encampments of the Grand Army. While they may not be so num erous as the duly elected delegate, from Grand Army Posts, they are bet ter organized and more familiar' with parliamentary proceedings. "This system has always appealed to me as being undemocratic and un- American, if not absolutely unfair to the great body of men who stood be hind the guns, and who have not re ceived official honors. It has also created what is called a 'House or Lords', which has been able to con trol largely the deliberations and poli cies of vthe Grand Army for the past quarter of a century. "In other words, I believe that the coming soldier organization which is bound to be the greatest in the his tory of this Republic, should be con trolled in all its deliberations and poli cies and aims by a majority of the men who stood behind the guns, which con stitute the numerous bodies of all sold ier organizations. It should be, in fact, an organization to promote in the pres ent and in the future that vital spirit of democracy which was the animat ing and inspiring force that sent our armies to the battle fields of France. It should be an organization that will nnnpal to the natriotic spirit of all loyal and true Americans." AsKWurncaler uranarnzeOTma firearms Ammunition Write for Catalogue THE REMINGTON ARMS U.M.C CO. 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But his streaks of luck are so thin as compared with the thickness of his worries and disappoint ments that they seem to be hardly worth considering. The Brute. Popperton "The wife has gone chopping and left me in charge of the baby, and I'm blest if I know how to keep the beggar quiet." Grimshaw (after critically regarding the howling juvenile) "I should think you could easily keep him quiet, both in a vocal and physical way, by gagging him care fully, tying his hands behind his back, binding his feet together, nailing his clothes to the floor, and then adminis tering chloroform to him." The AsttefoQer. An astrologer, who was famed fot his great learning and his knowledge of the stars, went out for a walk. As he walked, all the time looking up at the sky, he said to himself: "Oh, how much wiser am I than most men. All the secrets of the stars are known to me. I read them as other men read books. ... ." Thus speaking, he eame to a well, but, being far. too busy praising his own cleverness to potice it, he tripped and fell in head long, and there he had to stay until his servant, hearing his cries, came and pulled him out. Aesop's Fables. All Europe realizes now that American business men, turned soldiers, simply ap plied methods oi American business to war-winning. No wonder that now Foreign Nations marvel at American corporations not only at their efficient . big scale methods, but their economies. Justly for American business men scruti nize every penny, When' they buy tires, they study values and compare prices. Cor porations all over the country are concen trating on Diamonds the people in this town who buy tires thoughtfully, calcu latingly, are buying Diamonds. For Diamonds are giving thousands of extra miles atLESS THAN AVERAGE COST. Let us pre sent some, compar ative figures to you. Standard Drug Company Elizabeth City, N. C. Wathlnfton i a