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HC STATS LIBRARY V . HALEIGH N C COMP II! T7 lTV 7 rt ELIZABETH CITY, N. C, FRIDAY JUNE 27,1919 NO 571 VOL. XII II I X' Hi' E I "V "V II ' I I I I tsl I X ' 11.11 "V X II VI I X il H I , H H S J "M WELCOME TO ELIZABETH CITY JUL Y 4 Your Old Friends and Neighbors From Many Counties Will be Here ELIZABETH CITY VILL HAVE REAL Two Government Hydroplanes, Horse Races, Street Fair Baseball and Numerous Other Attractions July 4 Tro hydroplanes will spread their wtiiic wiugo uci tuc j. do- quotaaK river at lcu w ui the morning at the greatest Fourth of July celebration that northeastern North Carolina has ever seen. Elizabeth City, bedecked with . 1 1! "11 1 i.1 flags ana ounung, wiu ue cue charming hostess of thousands of visitors from eight counties, visitors who have never had the chance to see a hydroplane be fore atid may not again, as this favor of the Naval Air Station at Hampton Roads was granted 1H lUc late ui uuuuicus o.y- plicatious from all over the United States. Music a-plenty will be furnished by the local players and an outside band of twelve pieces, and it will be kept goir.i? throughout the day and evening Added to these attractions will be fireworks in such profusion as has never been witnessed here before. There will be golden roman candles and chrysanthemum rockets, purple Sre and ultramarine bombs, iridescent rcr.wheeis. and scintillant flower pots. There will be silver-wheels and spark- trs. comet-oursis a.nu iiiumumicu lans. .Mi ot this array of colored explosions 2 Ik shot from a barge in mid stream thereby guaranteeing perfect safety, iasuring a chance for all to see. ami doubling the beauty or many ox tie effects which will be reflected in tne j fiter.- The closing feature will be a bri'Uin ba:tle showing the sinking o Se Merrimac. Before the fireworks take place it wit. be possiDie ior tnose owning muiui boats to venture out to the hydroplanes wfaca will oe ancnorea in me nei thcuarh. none will be allowed to go on board due to the delicacy of the machinery. The planes, of course, wii perform many stunts during the day ar.J the pilots have been invited tc overnight and are hoping to do so 3'.i".ibeth City Is making clear that this is a welcome home day for the ssiors and soldiers of Pasquotank and all neighboring counties. All sold iers and sailors are invited to wear their uniforms. Please omit groans This, request is not made to embarrass the soldier with hero-worship, but -Jc mark him out so every one will see that he has a particularly good ticve. All the returned veterans are asked to march in the parade so thai he townspeople may have a good op- j porturtity to see their old friends back again. ih Wir Camp Community Service r.as sent a staff here for the occasion ana will help the town make the cele bration a success and arrange foi lie;!drjarters for the soldiers while in town wliere the Old Hickorys and the Wildcats and other veterans of seas Und can eet together. Although the day will be largely de voted to frivolity it will not be let pass without remembrance of those who rve their lives for this country or without a real appreciation of all whe Thre tviil be a special Welcome 5'me Service held during the day tc cnun-norate the deeds of the nation's ' ' ' - rt I H i ucau, i" general committee in charge of 'i'v consists of: Chairman, T. T i'r -:. R. Bowden, Capt. Edgai : : Miles W. Ferebee, C. D :. Iih fheep, D. Walter Harris, .'notr. M. G. Morrisette, T. P. itarold Overman and F. G ' Miles Clark, Mrs. W. O. Saun- E- ;;X Mrs. Herbert Peele, W. G. Gaither Krimer, Frank Kramer, J. Tt " :. B. Flora, Jr., L. W Cox ''( McDougal. the entertainmpnr. in thft world t-07 '. ' il,v, the jazz in it unless the r., throw- themselves into the :t of the day, so everyone is asked rorr.: e'iuipped with whistles, rat- oaf?.tti, cow-bells, tin-horns i 7 other apparatus which will in- 'vorld at large that northeast- j - ur-n Carolina is raising the roof ' Concluded on page 4) ! The Chief Object. w.VH forfl J'ou- as tne chief hJect to -Hdined, im end that is superior to j on feet- o a tiesirame ena, a per- thatth'1 afor to accomplish a work tifuI survive unchanged and beau imenf1 n thrones of power and mon ash rf o art shall have crumbled to lioprt these mutable voices are Son fwever, shall live amid the 'UlL'n ml .. -& ani .:..-.. - . . ..... Kawin tt "luI"piis or immortality. CELEBRATION FAST RACES HERE 0N4TH0'JULY Best Horses From Many Counties to Try For Good Stakes The Fourth of July races at the New Fair Ground this year promises to be the classiest exhibition of fast horse racing ever put across' in northeastern Carolina. Four speedy races will com prise this feature of the Fourth cele bration, as follows: free-for-all event purse, $200, fh which Billy Dale, time 203, will make an attempt to lower the track record -made by Martin C. incidentally making a, new world's rec ora;""tne "2:23 tr&W'pace, purse $200; the 2:25 trot only, purse $150; and -the 2:50 district race, free-for all, the win ner to receive a purse of $50. These races will be at the New Fair Grounds not the old fair grounds. No entry fees will be charged for any of these events, and 19 horses are already on the grounds, with a number of others coming. The horses already entered are High Admiral, time 2:27. by Claude Bailey of Elizabeth City: Kellerman, time 2:21, by W. J. Fen-' ner, Rocky Mount; Lady Baron, by Dr. Ike Fearing, Elizabeth City; J. W.. j by J. W. Walker, Elizabeth City; Lee j Hal,, by Sidney Jessup, Winfall; Joe Patrick. byJSdHassel, Edenton; "Red j Cross by E. F. Griffin, Edenton, Cuban i Burns, time 2:19, by L. C. Harris ! Kinston; Billy Dale, time 2:03. and! Maryladdy by Hayward Hewes, Eden ton; June Boy by Bill Davis of Weeks ville; Miss Nancy, by Len Sherlock ! Elizabeth City; and the following j horses from the stables of W. J ' Dougherty: Mark G., time 2:14,: Tobie, time 2:19, Nellie Howister . t Clarke, pastor of Blackwell Memorial Victor Moko, Meater Forbes, Evelyn church of this city has laid himself W., and Country Boy. " j open to the fine of $200 which the The race track at the New Fair law provides as tfie penalty for failure Ground has been put in excellent con- ! to comply with its provisions, as stat dition, and every preparation is being ) ed above. made to insure the success of the 1 A short time ago William T. Hall ol Fourth of July races. Clate Thompson, Great Bridge, Va. and Miss Grace L. secretary of the Albemarle Fair Asso ciation, is confident that these races will eclipse anything of the kind ever before staged in this part of-the State The Fair Association announces that should weather conditions make rac ing impracticable on the Fourth, the scheduled program of races will be given on Saturday, July 5th. DR. HENING TO DECLINE THIS FLATTERING CALL Southern Baptists Want Him to Man age Their Campaign For a Fund of 75 Million Dollars Dr. B. C. Hening, pastor First Bap tist Church of Elizabeth City, will turn down the call of the Southern Baptist Convention to manage the $75,000,000 campaign which the South ern Baptists will stage in the early future. The Baptists have decided to raise $75,000,000 for. home and foreign mis sions during the next five years and only a big, capable man is equal tc the task of conducting such a drive. Baptist leaders in looking over the field for the right man picked the Elizabeth City pastor as the logical man. Dr. Hening has long been recog nized as one of the livest wires in the Baptist denomination. But Dr. Hening will not accept the compliment and the obligation it car ries with it. He feels that it means five years of work to which he is not I physically equal and he isn't the kind ! to begin a thing and then not finish i it. He has told the denominational j leaders that he will stump the South t for them in behalf of their campaign, j if some one else will manage the de ! tails. Dr. Hening believes he can dc this necessary field work without hav- ing to relinquish the pastorate of his ! church in this city. ( ENTRIES CLOSE JUNE 30 ! Entries for the races to be held at the New Fair grounds in Elizabeth City on July 4 will close at 12 o'clock noon, Monday June 30. Entries should be mailed promptly to C. C. Thompson Secy., Elizabeth City, N. C. No en trance fee is charged for the District Race. A RECITAL Miss Baker's music pupils will give a recital at the Duff Piano Co. in the Hinton building, next Tuesday evening July 1, at 8 p. m. The public is invited. WW Manage This Towp .5". THE INDEPENDENT here present its Simonds, recently employed to Fill the Mr. Simonds comes from Rahway, N. J. Engineer. He is a civil Engineer and sanitary expertby profession. He ex rects to arrive in Elizabeth City about July 1 and immediately assume the duties OT h'8 new office. .T ni iDI CITD irPT PASTOR, CLARK SUBJECT Trt . conn ViTTDT CIMI7 1U A $UU tUURl 11X1 & ' .Tt y Violated State Law in Wedding a Couple in This City on License ' Obtained Elsewhere i . Due to unfamiliarity with the North j Carolina law which requires that the wedding ceremony must be performed in the same county in which the li- cense to marry is issued. Dr. G. W. Abbott, of South Norfolk obtained a license to wed from Register of Deeds Edwards, of Perquimans County, and were later united in marriage by Rev Clarke at Elizabeth City, without se curing a second license in this county There is no question as to the legal ity of the marriage according to locaT legal lights; it is simply a matter of complying with the red tape of a state law, which the couple can do either by getting a new license and being re married in Virginia, or by returning to Elizabeth City and taking Dr. Clarke over the Perquimans county line and going thru the ceremony again there ST0REST0 CLOSE HERE EVERY FRIDAY P. M. That is, During July and August Elizabeth City Merchants Now Have Organization - The retail merchants of Elizabeth City have organized an association which expects to operate as a bureau of the Elizabeth City Chamber of Corn- merce. A preliminary organization, was formed Monday night and the meet ! but it was not broken m time to pre insr is said to have been the most en- ! vent an embargo on shipments of pota- thusiastic, cordial and hopeful getting together of merchants ever seen in this city. And one of the first things the mer chants did was to agree to close their stores every- Friday afternoon during the months of July and August.closing at 1 P. M. Butchers, grocers and drug gists are exempt from this closing agreement. The merchants also agreed to hence forth observe a helf holiday on the Fourth of July, except when the Fourth falls on a Saturday. Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays will be observed as usual. The organization adopted a set of by-laws for mutual helpfulness. CORLEY CO. ENTERS FIELD C. H. Butler has resigned hfs position with the Duff Piano Co., and has ac cepted management of the Corley Com pany, Elizabeth City Branch. The Cor ley Co. is one of the largest Wholesale and retail Music Houses in the South, dealing in everything in Musical goods from the smallest Jews harp to the Largest Grand Piano. Where They Err. Men err not so much In prompt ac tion as in hasty judgment. Louis Napoleon. readers a timely portrait of Fred W. office of City Manager of Elizabeth City, where he has held the .office of City! ALDERMEN LET DOWN BARS FOR SIBLEY SHOWS V Aggregation of Carnival Attrac tions Will Show Here All Next Week Big Elizabeth City breaks a thoroly good j resolution and another carnival comp any comes to town. Sibley's Superb Shows play here all next week, spite of the fact that it is against the law for carnivals to come to town. The Board of Aldermen in special session has set aside the law this once in favor j of the Sibley Shows. Next week is to be a big week in Elizabeth City and Elizabeth City is in a playful amusement seeking mood And just about the time some one was wishing we had more amusements than those scheduled for the Fourth of July, in dropped a representative of Sibley's. Sibley's man made the fire company a good proposition. The fire men need the money for their summer outing. Elizabeth City is inclined tc go in for any sort of lively amusement next week. Sibley's Shows are said tc be superior to the average aggregation of carnival attractions. And so the bars have been let down for a week and Sibley's Shows will play Elizabeth City all next week. Sibley's Shows are playing Newport News this week. They usually play big stands like Norfolk and Richmond They have more shows and bigger shows than carried by the average combination. -v EMBARGO ON POTATOES Added to his other troubles, the north eastern North Carolina potato grower has had to suffer as a result of a strike of longshoremen, teamsters and chauf fers in New York and Newark this week. The strike which started last Friday or Saturday sems to have been urun . nu& ueif" . ! toes to New iorK The embargo this week has caused shippers a great deal of concern. THREE COMMUNITY FAIRS IN COUNTY THIS FALL Forks, Riverside and Dry Ridge and Sound Neck to Stage Exhibits of Community Resources Community Fairs will be held in three sections of Pasquotank county this fall, dates to be announced later, i The communities that have organized are Forks, Riverside, Dry Ridge and Sound Neck. Dry Ridge and Sound Neck will combine in one community fair. The dates on which these community fairs have not been fixed, due to the chaotic condition existing in the office of the Albemarle Agricultural Asso ciation. County Agent Falls wants tc stage the community fairs for the week before the district fair at Elizabeth City. The Fsiir Association is still without a secretary and has not set the date for its fair this year. Unless the Fair Association gets busy and an nounces its dates, the Community Fairs willfix their dates without re gard to the District Fair. HAS SAUNDERS LOST HIS SEAT? Enemies of Publisher-Law Maker Think They Have His Goat Has W.. O. Saunders forfeited his seat in the General Assembly of North Carolina by reason of his having accepted the office of Chairman of te Board of Trus tees of the State Normal School for Negroes at Elizabeth City? That is a question which has been , raised this week. Friends of Representative Saunders are showings much ' concern and enemies of the Publisher-legislator are chuckling. Under section 7, Article XIV of the constitution of North Carolina no per son in this State can hold two- public offices at one time. ThSe Supreme Court has held that when a person holding an office, accepts another of fice, he ipso facto vacates the office tc which he was first elected. The question now hinges upon whether a trustee of a state institution is a public officer within the meaning of the Constitution. If the Attorney General holds in the affirmative, then there is every probability' that quo warranto proceedings will be started by parties in this city who are hostile to : Representative Saunders and the nf the community. The eentlemaan who is making himself act UTO L, illfcvvwvw ive in the matter is P. G. Sawyer, jun ior member of the firm of Aydlett Sawver & Simpson and Mayor of Eliz abeth City under the old machine ad ministmtinn. This same P. G. Sawyer recently wrote to the State Tax Com mission to try to upset the appoint ment of J .P. Thompson as Tax Supec f-irlsnr of Pasciuotank, because Thomp son held the office of Clerk of the U i a r'r.nT in this citv at the time he i was appointed Tax Supervisor. So far as this newspaper knows, the question Df a public official's right tc serve on a board of trustees or a scnoo has never been raised in this state be fore. No one but a cheap, scheming j venomous little peanut politician would think of raising such a point. Governor T. W. Bickett, Secretary of State J. Bryan Grimes, Attorney General James S. Manning. Secretary of the Navy Daniels and many mem bers of the General Assembly appeal on the Board of Trustees of the Uni versitv of North Carolina, If W. O Saunders has unwittingly tripped ovei the Constitution of North Carolina then these greater lights have been snrawling for some time. In a statement given an out of town r,AwsnaDer man yesterday, Mr. Saun ders said: "I did not seek the position on the Board of Trustees of the State Nnrmal. nor did I aspire to be nair on nf that body. Some one thought I could serve that institution and the State by being on its board of trustee at this time. I accepted the responsi bility because of the opportunity xo serve. The office carries with it a great deal of hard work and responsi bility right at this time and there n no monetary reward for services ren dered. If any one is distressed be cause I hold two offices, I will gladly relinquish the office of Chairman of the Board of Trustees. I will not stand to be thrown out of the General As sembly to gratify the spawn of Gin gerbread Mack, without putting up h fight. I haven't had my fighting dSds on in some time and it might be interesting for me to give them another There will be a special session of the General Assembly some time next Summer. It would suit the Mack Saw yer gang very well indeed to unseat Representative Saunders and work ir some minion who would upset the con structive legislation which Represent- Saunders secured last winter. at ive ALL DONE IN A DAY Out of town people who come to Elizabeth City tor eye glasses can have then eyes tested, glasses rnade and fitted the same aay uy wx away service. No need tr wait a week for some one to order glasses for you. I hav my own grinding plant and not only prescribe the glasses you need but make and nt them on the premises. It saves a lot of time as well as lotNof middlemen's expenses. DR. I. D. HATHAWAY Optometrist Phone 999 Bradford Bldg. THAT DISTRICT HIGHWAY LOOKS A LONG WAY OFF Conference With Chairman mission Here Tuesday Resulted Only in Gloom $fammm0m gr HON. D.H. TILLITT D. H. Tillitt, a member of Shiloh Lodge. No. 90, I. O. O. F. in Camden County, was elected Deputy Grand Master of the Odd Fellows of North Carolina at the recent session of the Grand Lodge in Asheville. By virtue of this office he will be made Grand Master of the ,Order one year hence when the Gran3; Lodge will meet in Gastonia. ' x - L BAD WATER DISGUISED IN MANY SOFT DRINKS Elizabeth City Soda Dispensaries Generally Not Using Good t water Patrons of Elizabeth City soda foun tains and thirst parlors are register ing complaints because of the impurity of the water served at most of these places. Persons who wouldn't touch a drop of city water if they knew it find that they are drinking the unsight ly and disagreeable stuff disguised in their soft drinks. Most of the fountains serve the same water plain with ice cream orders. Patrons of these drink places know that pure water is easily obtainable and are beginning to demand pure water of soda dispensaries. The wis dom of the protest lies in the fact that a glass of Coca Cola made with water from Knobbs Creek, the source of the city water supply, may contain colon bacilli sufficient to give serious intes tinal trouble to the consumer. Elizabeth City soda fountains are generally cleaner than similar places In other cities. But there is room for improvement in their water service. THE COMMITTEE OF 48 SENDS QUESTIONAIRES Expects to Bring About A Discussion of Live Issues Opposed to Reaction and Revolution Question blanks asking for views on political, economic and social issues have been sent to the signers of the Call of the Committee of Forty-Eight: of 15 EAST 40TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY, for a "Conference of 'Americans." This Conference, which will be held in the early Fall in a mid western city, will discuss a tentative program formulating the opinions of the signers as set forth in the question aires. Members of the Committee from every one of the forty-eight states are asked to express their views on the formation of a new political party, on the programs of the American Labor Party and the Non-Partisan League., on income and inheritance taxes, a responsible cabinet, free speech, pro portional representation, government ownership and a number of other ques tions constantly before the public. "This is a new and.we believe, a dem ocratic way of organizing a Conference" said Mr. Allen McCurdy of the Commit tee yesterday. "When these question- aires come back, the Committee of Forty-Eight will-'have the definite opin ions of the leaders of the communities in., every state in the Union. Instead of the old method of a few men getting together in a corner and drawing up a platform that voices the orthodox views of party politicians, wewill go to the Conference with a tentative program that comes directly from the delegates who have had the chance to express themselves in this very def infte manner- Whatever else of public good the Conference accomplishes, it will at least have served to break the national silence that is giving autocracy an op nortunitv it is not slow to grasp. Once we can begin the discussion of real is sues in a real American fashion, "neither reaction nor revolution can make furth- ' er headway." - y of State Highway Com There is no longer any hope for the immediate realization of the proposed permanent high way between Albemarle Sound and the Virginia state line, con necting the county seats of Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquo tank, Camden and Currituck. This" ratheT disconcerting fact oozed out of a conference held in this city Tuesday. The ctmfer encewas attended by the North eastern North Carolina District Highway Commission, the Pas quotank Highway Commission arid the chairmen of the High way Commissions of Perquim ans and Chowan, and by "Hon. Frank Page, chairman of the N. C. State Highway Commission. As. pointed out In this newspaper two weeks ago, Chairman Page has intimat ed that State and Federal aid will not be available for all road projects in northeastern North Carolina. Chair man Page has further ruled that State and Federal aid can not be granted the proposed district highway except upon application from the highway commissions of the five counties in the district. Chairman Page does not con sider that he can deal with the district as a whole, at all. He has referred the question to Attorney General James S. Manning and Judge Manning's decision is pending. Chairman Page came to Elizabeth City Tuesday at the suggestion of the District Commission. . The idea was to get him here and take advantage of the occasion to commit the Pasquotank Highway Commission. Chairman Page was brought here under the misappre hension that there was antagonism be tween the Pasquotank Commission and the District Commission. And there is where theconference was a fizzle. Speaking for the Pasquotank High way Commission, A. B. Houtz declared that this commission was in no way opposed to the District Highway. He wanted it clearly understood however that the Pasquotank Highway Commis sion did not feel that i would be true to Pasquotank County if it sacrificed Pasquatank interests to a project of district importance. Speaking for the Pasquotank Highway Commission, Mr. Houtz did not feel that that body would relinquish Pasquotank's claims to state and Federal aid. John Wood, chairman of the Chowan County Highway Commission took the same position for his county. Chowan does not want to relinquish her claims to State and Federal aid, for the suc cess of an inter county project. And so there you are. If Pasquotank and Chowan will not sacrifice their prospects tothe district highway, there will be no district highway, unless At torney General Manning decides that the State Highway Commission can deal direct with the District Highway Commission. . IT LOOKS HOPELESS This newspaper believes the public should have the bald facts and in giving the bald facts it can not paint any rosy visions of a prospect of the much de sired ' district highway being built any time soon. Chairman Page told the conferees at Tuesday's meeting that the proposed district highway would cost not a mil lion dollars, but a million and a half dollars. The District Highway Com mission, created by the act of Senator Miles W. Ferebee has only a quarter million dollars to work with. The State and Federal governments will in no case contribute more than half the cost of the construction of a state highway. As the District . Highway Commission cannot put up more 'than $250,000 it is debarred from State and Federal aid on a project requiring $1,500,000. The only way the District Highway Commission can get State and Federal aid at all, in view of its own lack of funds, is to ask for State and Federal Aid on only so much of the proposed road as it can hope to build with the funds now available. The District Commission could apply for funds for part of the road this year and trust to luck to raise more revenue and apply for additional aid next year. By making application for funds for a few miles of road each year, the District High way Commission could hope to get the road between Edenton and the Virgin ia line built some time between now and the year 1925. And here is presented another aggra vating question: Do the people of the. several counties want a district high way built that waxi, "Will the people of all five counties" in 'fthe"districtr stand (Concluded on page 7)". - !5 'M !'! J -jj, . ,1' -I 'I!