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, - . - r.f C STA2E LIBRARY HA LEI GH N c COM? v . ELIZABETH CITY, N. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 6 , 1919 NO 568 VOL. XII .if; TIME ' INEEllEMDEMT - - - '.' ' :- - , ' ' elizabethTcitt, n.c j and THE BACK COUNTRYW J, THIS CITY SEES SOMETHING REAL NEW UNDER THE SUN jsJewr City Administration Announces Program of Co operation and Progress and Starts Things Moving For a Cleaner and BetterJTown By W. O. SAUNDERS Elizabeth City has entered up ir new era of progress, pros--Iritv and good will, with its Szenship pulling together in a -t that seemed altogether im rsS?ble when this newspaper retSed into the fight here eleven veare ago. ( i Mor. I y night of this week the ,;. :-s oi Elizabeth City witnessed v; tl -nsr entirely new to the present vition. A new Board of Aldermen WlS inaugurated. And that Board of i Mermen settled down harmoniously an :i??ressive program of pro.--.Jvss and reconstruction with the co-.-ration of the Chamber of Commerce t::e Housewives eLague pledged . 1 zh? i?st citizenship of the town '.auiUnir every move. Nothing like - i. is been seen in this town since M. CALL STOCK LAW SECTION AUG. 5 Commissioners Also Name Salary for Supt. of Public Welfare The Board of County Commissioners and the County Board of Kducation in joint session Monday afternoon decided to pay the newly created Superintend ent of Public Welfare a salary of $100 per month and expenses. The two boards are ready to consider applica tions for the position until the July meeting at which they will pointly con sider all applicants and make the ap- ' I TIto "Rrci t-rl rf Pnnntv Pnmmissinnprs it 1 li 1 H i ti, tcm -ii y agu cliiu. i - .. - also provided for a special election on the new stock law to be held Aug. 5, according to the act passed in the last legislature. The Commisioners wiU meet again Tuesday, June 10, to com plete jury lists and other unfinshed business of Monday's meeting. W. G. Gaither, cashier and first vice nresident of the First & Citizens Na- -.live charge of things political. Saw ym s hold was broken in the recent r .mieirai election and Elizabeth City last has a political administration -;-.t promises to function unselfishly. The new Board of Aldermen began i;s Administration Monday night by scr..jiping relics of the old order. Phil. Sawyer is no longer Mayor and "W. G. Gaither. Jr... vice president and cashier of the First & Citizens National Bank is now the city's chief executive. Dr. Claud B. Williams, the Mack Sawyer machine health officer was also scrap ped arvi Dr. Wm. A. Peterjs, a com paritively new man in the community, put in his place. Martin Simpson, for mer city attorney finds his office filled by the appointment of Walter Li. Co- i-Don. A. number of the old timers are hanging over while the Board settles upon the appointment of a City. Mana ?r. The new Board of Aldermen is going to give a real City Manager free m La organizing the various depart ments of the city. The City Manager k21 pick his Chief of Police, his Fire C:tf. his Sanitary Inspector, his Audi tor his Tax Collector, his Street Com misf.oser. A City Manager will be employed, in a few days. He will be an out of town man and will have no locM strings to him., .The Aldermen are trying to employ a man who is familiar with water and sewerage problems, as well as general city management. THE MARKET HOUSE The new Board of Aldermen finds it ptf f acinar many big problems. One of the big problems was the $40,000 hcv market house abandoned by. the 1 J5 J - old politicians. The new ooaru w hold of the market house problem in a decisive, business like way. A com mittee was appointed to look after it. Within 24 hours that committee had put J. P. Kramer in charge of making necessary repairs on the building and already a refrigeration expert is on his way here to put the refrigerating plant in the market house in first class condition. The Aldermen are now say ing to the butchers and fish dealers, 'We want you to pull together with us and come into the market house where vou belong." If the butchers and fish "dealers do not come in, the Aldermen will use the necessary law to force them. A NEW MARKET ZONE But just to show the town that they do nor ourpose to impose undue hard ships upon any one, the new Board create.! a new market house zone, bounded by Road and Harney streets u- i the northwestern limits, of the Ti,i is the mill district, and the wiil" district is remote from the market. tional Bank, appeared before -the Board and asked that his bank be made the depository of the county funds for the ensuing term. Explaining why the First & Citizens had not made appli cation at the expiration of the preced ing two-year term, in December, Gaith er stated that at the time he was in the army, and J. R. Kilby, then "cash ier, in the pressure of other business had overlooked it. The Board deem ed that the Savings Bank & Trust Co. should continue to act in the capacity of county treasurer untii the expira tion of the present term. , ANGRY CITIZENS STORM SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Demand Explanation WKy Vann Was Fired But Get Only Vague Insinuations And Are Given to Understand Their Wishes Dont Count LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE ORGANIZING LODGE HERE State Organizer M. McRae Faion Ex pects To Round Up A Thousand Members In This City : A situation without precedent in the annals of the educational history of Pasquotank county developed Monday morning at the June meeting of the County Board of Education when the Board, in response to the direct ques tion whether Preston. S. Vann would be reappointed County Superintendent of Schools if the majority of the people of the county desired his reappointment, one member of the board said he thought not, and another emphatically declared "No"! In response to repeated questioning as to "their reasons for opposing Vann, one member of the Board, W. G. Gox, of the Weeksville section intimated that the financial records of the super intendent had not been kept accurate ly, but later admitted that proper cor rections had been made, by this ad mission clearing - Vann of the single charge openly made against him. Popular sentiment as manifested by the thirty or forty representative citizens of all sections of the county present at the meeting, is that of high re- sentment and indignation at the arbi trary action of the Board in absolutely defying the expressed wish of the peo- Vann as the head school, to which he replied "Six or eight times in the past five months' Thus was Superintendent Vann acquitted of the insinuation that he had neglected to properly and frequently visit the schools. Cox then queried: "Has the super- -intendent kept a true record of all moneys paid out?" "The books of the, superintendent tally with the records of the county auditor," replied Vann. Chairman Leroy then stated that there had been objections to the use of certain dupli cate district expense vouchers, and that the books had not been kept properly. Charles Carmine, . county auditor, was then quoted to the effect that all errors had been checked and corrected. Thus the second implica tion against Vann was shown to be groundless. . Asked if petitions signed by a major ity of the citizens of the county re questing Vann's retention at the head of the county schools would cause the Board to re-employ Supt. Vann, chair man Leroy answered, "Bring your petitions to the July meeting of the ! Board, and we will consider them, but pie to retain Prof. Vann as the head we nQt promise tQ retain Vamu of our county schools, without giving x yote tQ keep him ,, good and sufficient reasons, for their w Q Gox the Qther member Gf the hostile attitude , toward him. , . i Board who will remain in officer after At the opening of the Boara meeting CITY, COUNT! -i j.1 ei:..ku Chamber of Commerce, and The above cut the properxy ---V'. " . 'uu I I, . recion of unauessed manner to the wonderful c u. s.bilities have been on.y p...., "l.. . .. Urn. aunties, and this country ciihih C tv is the center or a vw "M". 7 ' . ."V r " calls attention in a graphic resources. Its pos- Spot of North Carolina. offers unexcelled op- Monday morning, John Harrison of Weeksville, presented, a petition sign ed by the eOOmembers of the Junior Order of Pasquotank county, protest ing at the action of the Board in dis charging Vann, and asking for his re appointment at the July meeting of the Board. J. M. Leroy, chairman of the Board, countered with the statement that Vann was not being discharged, but had been notified that he would not be reappointed July first at the expiration of his term of office. Re peatedly asked to give reasons for his portunities for diversified agriculture, "ve.xw fertile 8oi, in the country, ranging from attitude toward Vann. Leroy said tnat x nrluindaei are: (1) 19 uwuiiai -M - m - , t sandy loams to the richest black muck. w m.m nor doM develop the millions of Lrpfipnt tline. W. J. Saunders, repre- year around. The climate is not enervating ?L pi; eouator. (3) The growing season is long, and the Weeksville council of the insect pests that make Buu , '"- "wUr crop for fage. (5) An abundant and evenly distributed ram- Junkr Crder then rose in behaif Two or . " . e c hamr tra not necessary. (7J More proauce per r. - fall. Devastating droughts are unKnown. w - r. urf4r f America. (8) Rail and water trans more portat crpVblduce'd an Vnywhere else witMnhe border, of America. Lion. (9) Within twenty-four hour, of the great mark,centers of the North. ' IT ".. i - inters- and temperate summers, making work possible the he had no statement to make at the NEW NAVIGATION CO. HAS EYES ON N. WATERS WHMBEillES And now Elizabeth City is to have tijt frPao woum uperaw - w Type Oil Burning Shallow Draft Barges t-. -J -rf Aldermen aause- lne new jjuai say they will permit at least one meat of the market in the mill aisinuL, -it cornea up to the sanitary standard of the city market. v.n,ra mqflp an- The new Aiaermen na-v nthir rr.rt.i move in behalf ..... L m rif pr house: they are .-ome way to bring country produce coalers into the market house on cer tiin days, making the market house the great central food distributing station it ought to be. There is no way at present to regulate cart peddlers who come into the town from the coun try bringing poultry, butter, eggs, meat e-etables. fruits, canned t. In the markethouae such peddlers can be regulated. The farmer who comes to town with things to sell rvi Hiooo nf his eoods with less ei fort, command a better price and be protected against unwholesome petition. THE SANITARY PROBLEM The sanitary problem is likewise giv ing the new Board of Aldermen much concern. The sanitation of the city has been badly neglected For the in formation of those who did not know that the town had a sanitary depart ment at all, it is well to mention that Capt. "Bill" Simmons has been the City Sanitary Inspector. He wants to continue in the job and even went so far as to have his son Josiah vote for members of the new Board, thinking, that would give him 'a look in. Sim mons himself .'voted for the old gang and in the late state election worked for the gang's Republican candidate for the General Assembly. Capt. Sim mons will hardly come in for serious coasideration at the hand3 of the new the Loyal Order of Moose, Faison, State Organizer is in town and is putting on a drive for a thousand postmaster that town ever had, accord- recently been Ina " . . w nm tom0T, bmv Va.. with a capital stock of ?200,uuu. ing w wiitt rrr -'-: ov nin! to operate larger ,t v.im. He is fit. frank, jouy ana ac w-w., - r full of "pep" and will undoubtedly boats between Norfolk, EUzaoetn xy, round up au the regular fellows into New Bern and points along the Roa rouna up au i e s with smaller boats as feed- tne Dig oraer ui , Qf whicn will tOWl Mnnse is a fraternity that en- ply up and down the creeks and rivers ,r soolal features. "Vhen they of this section. i o town they build a The shallow draft boat being con- real social club with library, game sidered by the navigation company is .:,iot hotha etc.. and Or- I a roppnt invention of Fred D. Doty, of rooms, gymiio.i" ' i " - - - . j u-ir. wn hras band, string Norfolk. The model under1 considera auartette etc. They go in for get-to- tion is 30 feet wide by 120 feet long Lpnn, and eood fellowship with shallow draft, of bargelike design, on a big scale Members receive at- propelled by two paddle wheels, one tractive sick and mortuary benefits. on either side at the stern. The power r-oCO nf the Chamber of for DroDulsion will be internal com- nn4T,mPrrP is one of the few Moose bustion engines burning crude oil at Piioth r?itv and is strong K nts ner Kallon. which means a sav Zlt. ing of 45 per cent over the cost of 1U1 ik I mi knots ara an otoamhnat ODerailon. iue di A MO RECITAL. arraneed that tne engine i"""' - " . . - a xv. tirft mechanism is at tne stern u. mo The nupils of Miss Clara oveiL loQTri the entire forward piano class will give their closing reci- Qther unugual fea. tal in the 'auditorium of the High V boat are School Friday afternoon at 4. 30 oclocK. break" up the water and An excellent and varied musical prog- bows, whic I ram will be rendered. Parents oi n - relieving the suc. pupils and the public at large are drag the dially invitea to aueuu. LTr9nBsment of the boat's mecnanism so that it may be propelled either end OF OiBPCtiDRCH? That's The Question Now First Methodists are About To Build New of the order requested the retention of Prof. Vann, or a statement of a rea sonable cause for his dismissal. No reasons were given Mr. Saunders by the Board. W. Ben Goodwin, representing Pas- auotank tribe of the Red Men. which Elizabeth ity Man's' Plans ForNor- includes substantial citizens in ajt parts folk Apartment Held Up By Nor- of the county, then reaa resoiuuons uu- folk Prices. animously adopted by his oraer, similar in purport to the petition of the Juniors. Elizabeth City's crying neea wr StiU the Board reiusea ro give MAY SHIFT APARTMENT HOUSE TO HOME CITY the use of steel Tn n recent report or trie ua-w . torwara ai i-"" . , , tion of the North Uaronna ""' at -, k means of " , . . , oc cent normal, j-u i h,rat and noiswsu a.uw- ookins ,K'1"B.p!.rJml will .:. instructed crane on the ;fSva n out department until 00Xs doinS ue given fflnioi e.Ktima.tes .. etpvpdnres: and the tnree ruu he July report, dui uul n T,avieate crooked v, oorea.ee of tne enure ders enaDiiB " , piauc ---r oa nm- . - A -ajv AAA - sytl 19 CUUX- I - r Til 1 1 SUCCU, 17 wuh 37.000.000 acres for last I capacity of 300 tons, and will be i"- The boat has a refrigerating year. ALL DONE IN A DAY .... j ;v, a. mouern plant, for handling perishable freight, particularly fish and oysters. Mr Doty offers the company the . - Vullrl O n II UUCICbW Out of town people " .b! ZTZZ o tr, F.lizabeth Llty lor ,t.d to the satlsfacUon glasses can have, Aeir -?JTSS . K III' ... Of its DOat unea, this will be done ui G. KRAMER WORSHIPFUL MASTER OF MASONIC LODGE & . . j l known when the co eyes tested, glasses made ana the operation fitted the same day by Hath- but n' is - tf that away service, iw uu wait a week for some one to order glasses tor you. lnav own arindine plant and not only prescribe the glasses t make ana ni VQ Tee no. n a. f. i yjUL ixv-w. -r-- , j the Dremises. It it saves a lot of time as well as lot of middlemen's expenses. DR. J- D. HATHAWAY Optometrisx Phone 999 In ah enthusiastic meeting Sunday the members of the First Methodist church of this city unanimously re solved to start construction immediate ly on their big, handsome new church, which with the Sunday school build- ins will occupy the entire lot owned by the church at. the corner of Road and Church streets. The new churcn will cost $90,000 to $100,000 to put up, and when completed will be one of the finest structures of its kind in North Carolina. It is planned to start construction within the next thirty days. A new churcn parsonage w likewise be built on a suitable loca tion at an early date. With plans under way for the new church, the question arises. What will be done with the old church property? It is understood that this will soon be offered for sale, but just what use the present chureh will be put to is still a matter of conjecture. Rev. J. M. Ormond of the First Methodist church, is of the opinion that both building and site offer an ideal place for a city library. It has also been sn nested that the church could be converted into an apartment house at a moderate cost. Secretary R. V. Gilmore of the local Y. M. C. A. says he believes that the church could be made a splendid "Y" building. The big auditorium he de clares would make an excellent gym nasium, and as for the library, he states that the Y. M. C. A. is the logi cal niap for that, anyway. Meanwhile the residents oi .r.i,hr.r.rhn are mucn uiu uBuuv.uv ... -r CS over the rumor that vr. - a piori i about to ,purcnase w church, with the object of .7 utine mill, for which the site is admiraoiy - that there is already a railroad spur just at the back of the property. From its location in a gooa resiaeia tion of the city, and from the size of the lot. which runs from Church street to the railroad, and includes the church and Methodist parsonage, tne erty is expected to bring a good price. Vft nartlv met ctnhhnrn attitude. Anssry ttLFCll Llllrilb liwo i Wl v thru the fact that W. W. Woodley of rum0rs and indignant questions could this city doesn't like Norfolk prices of be heard in all parts of the room, labor and building material. Mr. Wood- Leroy then stated that Prof. Vann ley has plans for a modern apartment had been elected merely to serve the house which he is about to build in the unexpired eleven months of Supt. Hin fashionable West End neighborhood ton.s term of office, and that since of Norfolk. His architect told him the Vann iA not suit-the county Board pf plans called for a $60,000 building, EduCation. for reasons best known to which amount Mr. Woodley was pre- themselves, the Board had decided to pared to invest. But when bids were get rid of him. Chairman Leroy still actuating the received no uunuatwi v wunatuu io - the work under $80,000. Mr. Woodley Board. ; v.acitatintr about putting that much . ir0r,n then made a statement money into his project and it has been I effect. that the entire State was suggested that he couia get more aroused over the surprising eaucaxwn his money right in his home town. gituatlon ln Pasquotank in regard to Elizabeth City needs apartment houses dismissal and that the people of and needs them sorely. North Carolina could not unoersianu The apartment house which Mr. action o the Pasquotank Board; Woodley's plan calls for, is a three furthermore, as the situation story structure with twelve five room career as a school man in orvirtments: each apartment having ' was ended unless he every . modern convenience, including cleared of the implied charge of tub and shower baths, kitcnen w incompetence which the built in cupboards; steam vo rimm cleaning system. Tr will sumrise many iJf July first, stated emphatically that he would not vote for Vann's retention under any circumstances W. A. Fos ter, who will be supplanted by D. W. Morgan, of the Corinth section at the next regular, meeting of the Board, had nothing to say. He is understood to be opposed to Vann, but on account of the early expiration of his term, his opposition will have no effect, since he will not vote at the July meeting. Leroy and Cox were then asked to resign their positions. Both refused, stating that they were ready to meet any charges the people might bring against them in the courts. John Harrison hotly declared. "Well then. we as a committee representing the citizens of Pasquotank county will take this matter where we can get justice." "Go anywhere you please, Mr. Harri son," defied chairman Leroy, and there the situation stands. Under the pres ent laws governing county boards of education, it seems that" there is noth ing that the people can do. Two men, representing a majority-of the Board, can with impunity stubbornly i-efuse to comply with the will of an entire; county, and employ or discharge a superintendent without consulting any body or anything but their own narrow, opinion and picayune personal likes and dislikes. , The State legislature meets two years hence; meanwhile Leroy and Cox may for a time continue their despotic course at the expense of incurring the hostility of an entire county. Their friends are already fast forsaking them, and It is likely that sooner or later they will pay the full penalty for their refusal to listen to the voice of the people. had in Board wc-m ne-ainst him in dismissing him from the position of Superintendent 4. n-oawri reasons. He lueu Wllllt"- CiFi"-"" It " 1ST I WlUlUUb Elizabeth City to know that.Mr. Wood- refen.ed to a conVersation he had had in the capitalist cias. " with W. g. Cox, a member oi me 1 n-xr i CS Mnraiiv known as the saw filer for which Cox had expressed the Foreman-Blades Lumber to "UM onrobation of Vann's work, and ask- . jut 4-1 . fiiine- saws ne nas F"1- I j o-rrVlain his cnange oi ." U i.-.h'. CU vr-o. - . , 4. eral inventions, including an a. t Qo. that since lonpr. which bring him in a con- , cnanged in his opin- ...owo income. Recently wo i iT,sinUatine that vann nau to have cleaned up several tnou- ,i1tv of certain shortcomings sxuv - Tiioce I UCCli to""- ..... sand dollars in the turnover - which he (Cox) persistently of farm property in South Carolina. I . WI,:.rTP Then in reply to a question iron, fH AUTAUOU A TICKETS Cox as tovm . Am r?nt'pt; of the county suyrnu""- I IKF.LY TO SELL FAST Vann replied that he held two college degrees, bachelor of arts A aL -m.mi I - . . i.Ua Via Volf1 Guarantors Urged to and bachelor or iawu; u. - Meeting at Court House liceirse to practice law in the courts oi Tn.mnh Uv. state! and that ms enure guarantors of this year's Chau- been devoted to school work :. the last POTATO GROWERS WARN- ED TO MARK PACKAGES All Harry G. Kramer, cashier of the Sav or ums cny, Master of Eu .4.1 Txdee NO. 17 A. F. A. so., in wi annual election of officers - iuesua, night. .Mr. Kramer will occupy an of fice which was formerly held by his father, the late John P. Kramer, Other Masonic officers elected Tuesday night are T. A. Commander, Senior Warden; F. K. Kramer, Junior Warden; E. K. SmTM(. Secretary; A. G. James: Treas- Bradfprd Bldg.l urer , FLEETWOOD P. SNOWDEN Fleetwood P. Snowden. well-known resident of Currituck county, for many years postmaster at Snowden ana ager of the Currituck Telephone com pany, died at his home at Snowden Saturday morning, at tne years, after a continued illness. He is survived by a widow and one daugh- uxoT-iorie Snowden. ier, luiso w - . j mwk services were conducted JL11C J. . Sunday afternoon ai ,11, Tiev. Rufus Bradley, and J UUV& MJ .5 the deceased was burled at the old Snowden home near Snowden. i -v. va1 carved tauqua are confident that every season . years - - Zo. Ho week or June "'"as cuuuvi "i" r , ticket for the week . o h quaUfied to atate be sold out nouia - - - fles of the super- o tt la snread on tne grouuua Wai no I , There will be a meeting of the intendent. here, mere wm i - oV-j TTa the Board ever o'clock to-nignt. fver, b 1 ,iont onfl did the super- , v- n-popTit and get nis ueww. i mo bupuukuuv., - urged to be present ana s i. receive any reprimand His failure to be at tne Vann replied In him personally responsioie - r - how -t mm nraOil Til UldLCi I T.nK llCKO.I, V -ww tickets he nas K4"-r ' rtTJ" i Potato growers and dealers are warned that under the regulations of the Food and'Drugs Act all closed con tainers of food or food products must be clearly marked with the contents of the package. This statement may be made in terms of net weight, volume. or numerical count. The most practi cal system for potato shippers is that of marking the contents in terms of volume as all barrels now used in this section have a capacity of the TJ. S. Standard Barrel. The fact that these barrels are standard, however, does not remove' the necessity for marking them in this manner. Barrels not marked with regard to capacity, or barrels of slack pack are clearly viola tions of the Food and Drugs Act. The following form for marking with a i rubber stamp on the side of the bar rels will be used by a number or growers this season: CONTENTS ONE U. S. STANDARD BARREL IRISH - POTATOES. Inquiries in regard to rules and reg ulations for grading potatoes as effect ive under the new State Grading Law may be addressed to Supervising In spector, State Products Inspection. Post Office Building, Elizabeth City. N. C. a- ...nhou season I mnnv 2T tneir rach'.eh.... ana how many Un.es he LftVAvo " tickets early. This year's seenus L . ., . 1 v, mnnth . x tki. itv nv me vuau- i uu - DrOUgnv w "-"" " I times Vann was asked to visit on,itv. visited the Newland nign v , ever unauiaum . . . ;Si u u.t.nnl iinv 1 Koon reoliested TO Via 11. wi u rhau-1 nnc each month, and that he naa ' . I Maiwianfl sjchool three times tauqua Association. ;r ' . that the Newland school gram deals witn f ,ft w ftn,v in running a few months struction of ! dosed down for the ses- thoughti jt euLborate and sion'on account of the flu. It happens ment features are more , elaDO Pool. a teacher in the coun- otr this ty schools, waspresent. and he was year's please. Chautauqua will more than asked to state Just how many times TRACK MEET TO-DAY A track meet will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the High School Athletic Association at the New Fair Grounds, and many interesting events are promised. Victor K. Over man will take a series of photographs of the various stunts, with a Graflflex camera- These pictures will be on exhibition at the City Drug Store Saturday. BONDS FOR FURNITURE "You can now trade your Liberty Bonds for furniture at the store of M. G. -Morrisette & Co. of this city. They advertise on page 5. WANTED: To rent a cottage on the ocean side at Nags Head for month of July or August. Best of references ft-nlhAl. Address "Cottage." P. O. the superintendent had visited his Box 387, Elizabeth City, N, C. cJ6-2t 4 ii Pi mi Hi ?B.P ill 'ft 4K i .' I I! 1 ' if :' . 11 S s t 'I : i-r i'! re- l5 w fit 1.1,:, v", ?; r . A''. 'iU i.' t T ' p.ylT':.,'