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FRIDAY, JANUARY j 28, -1921.
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITYi N. C. PAGE SEVEN. FARMERS PLAN G WAREHOUSE Meeting Here Discussed Need For Warehouse to Hold Crops of Four Counties One of the most interesting features of th farmers' meeting in the courthouse here-last Sat urday was a discussion of the necessity for a warehouse . suffi cient to hold the combined . cot ton crops of the four counties of Perquimans, Pasquotank, Cam den and Currituck. The discus sion was the outcome of a meet ing of farmers "from the four counties stressing the necessity for cooperation in the face of the present high prices of fertilizer. . For some time now the farmers have been agitated over high fertilizer .prices and .have held frequent meetings here in order to devise means to combat what they believe is a combine on the part of fertilizer manufacturers to keep the pri ces in the neighborhood of what they were last yeaq About 100 farmers were present at last Saturday's meeting representing many sections of the different counties. R. E. I. Griggs" of Powell's Point was elected chairman. W. G. Newby, an en terprising farmer.. from Perquimans was there and he was the promoter of the warehouse proposition. The farmers believe that a centrally located warehouse of sufficient size to accomodate the crops raised on the .farms in this section would be a big as set to the section and would add mate rially to its financial ability to launch bigger crops at the beginning of each succeeding year. They are beginning to realize the great impoverishing lack of organization amoijg the farmer class, and are more able to appreciate the ad vantages of unity and cooperation. The average grower of cotton has no ade quate buildings to house '-his crops, con sequently much that might be held must be sold on nthat account.- Then they lack means or prospects to tide them over the. intervening seasons and must sell for what ever prices are available. With warehousing facilities capable of the utmost in storage for their cot ton or other products, they believe they would be able to store away the greater part f the agricultural output depentf ant on uncertain market conditions. With the safety of their produce as sured, and with the money they would be able to raise on short time loans, they would feel secure enough to wait for higher prices. .. The proposition has been encour aged for sometime and it is now believed the time is' ripe to launch it. 'Another meeting will be held in the courthouse here Saturday, January 29, , and furth er discussion of , the matter is contem plated.,. The fertilizer discussion brought out figures' gathered by ' a representative that a good" grade guano of 5-7-4 tnnalysjte could be bought at the rate of "about $39 a "tori F. O. B. 'Norfolk, Va. Other figures. ; shqwed" ; that 7-6-5 analysis would cost around $48 a ton F. O. B. Elizabeth City. The farmers figure they will, b'j able to' 'mix these materials at an '.added cost of one dollar per ton plus extra" brokerage charges and incidental expenses . and save around $10 on the ton. " " Further plans for purchasing ma terials to mix fertilizer will also be dis cussed "Saturday,' and If anything- -defi-' nite is agreed -upon, some of the farm ers --will undertake "the venture. Many farmers, however, are not taking, stock in the plans because few farmers have the 'means to do so, and must neces sarily buy their guano on time, depend ing on making payments when the crop is sold. . Ijocal fertilizer men believe the farm ers will fail to accomplish much with their proposed plans to mix their own fertilizer on a cooperative basis. They think lack of organization among - the farmers will prevent successful distri bution, ' with consequent delay in get ting their crops under way and, further, that after mixing the fertilizer, it will not be as effective nor as cheap as the factory made fertilizer mixed by ex perienced chemists. They were not represented at tthe meeting as they are of the opinion that -the farmers will give up the project. . But some of the farmers are de termined to try the plan and see what can be done. Certain farmers in this section have reported good results in expensively gained by the home made article. They believve the manufac turers should be willing, along with other business men, to share the losses incurred from stocking up with raw materials when conditions, were abnor mal. Considerable feeling is .rife against the manufacturers, and one farmer ex pressed his intention of cnttting down a proposed potato planting from 125 to 50 barrels. 11 ill qA Fascinating Outdoor Fmton Serial One of those tales which appeal to the quality in roan arid woman that finds stories of human contest with the wild forces of nature so enthralling. Possessing a high degree of lit erary merit it is being hailed as the modern classic of its type. Zone Grey says: "The Voice of the Pack is dean, fine, raw, bold, primitive; and has a wonderfully haunting quality in the repeated wolf-note. The New York Times says: The Voice of die Pack' contains an intimate and detailed knowl edge of the Oregon woods that makes the novel fascinating. The story in the main is a woodman idyl, rich in poetic fancy and throbbing with a reverent love for a nature which is unspeakably wonderful both in its majesty and, in its all-pervading hospitality. The Chicago Daily News says: "Taken all around, OTie Voice of the Pack is the best of the stories about wild life that has come out in many, many moons. STARTING SOON "iN THIS PAPER! EXPORT IDEA Cotton Association Urging Acre age Reduction and Support of American Products Export - and Import Corporation . Raleigh, Reduction of acreage and., support of the export corporation, are the two principal measures urged by the North Carolina branch, of , the American Cotton Association to better existing cessations. To, enable the ex port corporation to function properly, the people of .North Carolina hare been to subscribe to a quota of 91X0 worth of stock for each bale pro duced and from the way in which toe corporation's office in the State Agri cultural Building at Raleigh is receiv ing subscriptions there is every rea son to believe that the quota will be subscribed. . Indication of StSjrte-wtJe confidence in the export' corporation was recently given In the senate, where Senator Joe Brown, of Pender, made a ringing speech. He introduced -a 4iU 4o4jaw: the State of North Carolina subscribe to $1,000,000 of the export corpora tion's stock. To meet the payment Senator Brown urges the State to is sue four per cent bonds. Richard I. Manning, former gover nor of South Carolina, who heads the American Products Export and Im port Corporation, has been in this State for the past two weeks speaking in the interests of the organization. Everywhere" he has been he. has met with a cordial reception.' -The meeting in Charlotte recently, under the au spices of the county cotton associa tion, was productive of about $20,000 in subscriptions. ' Governor Manning spoke before the mid-winer meeting of the North Caro lina Cotton Manufacturers' Associa tion In Raleigh Tuesday and explain ed the purpose of the export company at length. Following his address the cotton mill men went on record" as unanimously' endorsing the movement and commending the purchase of stock in the export corporation to the va rious mills of North Carolina. W. Banks Dove, Secretary of State of South Carolina; L. S. Tomlinson of Wilson, president of the American Cotton Association; Senator Joe Brown and" A. W. MeSwain, "secretary of the Cotton Association are some of the prominent men who have spoken throughout the State during the past week in behalf of the export concern. They have all stressed the fact that we export movement Is a self-preservation movement as well as an op portunity for a good investment. "There is not a doubt in my mind," said Mr. Dove the other day, speaking of the American Products Export and" ImportrCorporation, "but that this or ganization will do mucii to stabilize the cotton " market. One important thing in any ccnccrn of this kind, is the management. The export corpora tion Is particularly well off in this re gard w!th Governor Manning as its president and Joseph Walker, one of the best known cotton men of the South, as its general manager. The corporation' is already doing business, and with increased facilities, made possible by additional $tock subscrip tions, will do much to remedy present conditions and make for permanent prosperity in the South." There are two phases of the stock offering that are finding especial favor. One is the fact that subscriptions are being "accepted in cotton or Liberty Bonds at the market price, as well as in cash. The other is "a profit-sharing plan that has been Instituted by the corporation. All stockholders are to be entitled to eight per cent cumula tive dividends when earned and after fTeducticg this from the total amount of net profit realized during any one rear, one-half of the remaining profits are to be set aside as '"patronage" dividends. These patronage dividends are to be paid out to the individuals or firms furnishirg business for the corporation, pro rata to the amount cf business furnished. The remain ing half of the net profits in 'excess of eight per cent will be credlfed to the stockholders. It has been announced that North Carolina will be given full representa t'en on the Board of Directors of the export corporation. The corporation is in no sense confined to any one State but is a South-wide movement, destined to 'benefit the entire South. Public-spirited citizens are at work lr. every Southern State to raise tbeir quota. One shipment of cotton to Europe has been made and man) more will follow In quick order. The export corporation idea, fos tered by the American Cotton Asso ciation, was originally suggested by Governor W. P. G. Harding of the Federal Reserve Board; who is an en thusiastic supporter, of the movement W .G." McAdoo,:. former " Secretary of the Treasury, has volunteered his services free of charge to the corpora tion. From all sides "come strong en dorsement of the work. The North Carolina campaign for stock subscriptions is now well unde- way Through the courtesy of the North Carolina Press Association, which has endorsed the organization And its purposes, the details of the corporation's program are being pre sented ?u the various papers of the State and public meetings are being held in every cotton growing county. ELIZABETH CITY LOSES A SPLENDID CITIZEN George Washington Twiddy Succumbs to Heart Disease at the Age ' V of 65 - . "This city suffers an irreparable loss in' the death of George Washington Twiddy, who was for 38 years one of its most useful citizens. Born in this county 65 years ago he had led an up right Jife, and since coming to. thisTcity had ' been a, well- known business man. He died -Sunday evening. . , ' v Mr. Twiddy was once a partner in the firm of Weatherly & Twiddv.-? but has. for some years been 'conducting g-Uertilizer. grocery- store on Poindexter street, which is noted for its "splendid service. He was a member of Achoree lodge of Odd Fellows and also Talula En campment. He was a loyal church worker and was a deacon, of the First Baptist church. ' . ' V The funeral was conducted. from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 by the pastor, Rev. H. K. Williams,' and the body was buried in Hollywood Ceme tery. -' The deceased is . survived by Mrs. E C STATE MWS A Digest of Everything Worth Knowing" About Old North State Folks and Things ,;' Twiddy, , who was' Miss Pauline Jack son, of his county; five sons, Pat D., George A., "WHliam C, Haymond and Calvin H.; two daughters, Mrs. W. T. Deans and Miss Bernice Twiddy; one sister, Miss Nancy Twiddy, and seven grandchildren, all of this city. . A WREATH OF FLOWERS In the passing of George W. Twiddy our .community loses one of its most esteemed and .useful citi zens. To know George ,WV Twiddy was to respect him;Nto know Mm well was to love him. He leaves five sons and two daughters all honest, refined and " Useful citizens, among whom the proverbial black sheep is not. All know, who knew him, that George W. -Twiddy was a loyal and faithful husband and father. But it is not my purpose to speak of him in his relations tqhis family; I wish to speak of him for his name's sake. , Always gentle and considerate; clothed with quiet dignity, border ing upon timidity, yet if you knew him as I knew him .you know that back of all was a reserve force which no power could break. or swerve Mindful of himself, when he saw his duty, he stood squarely and firmly before the bar of a strong man's conscience. I never saw George ,W Twiddy that I did not call to mind Carlyle's famous observation, "The mild shining of the sun accomplishes The Methodist Protestant : Church in North Carolina plans Jo erect a $4, .000,000 hospital (in this state. - , . The Fisheries Products Company has enlarged its plant at. Wumineton .so" as to supply the - farmers of Virginia, the Carolines and Georgia with fish scrap Investigation of chicken- jobberies' at the Pentecostal Holiness settlement of Falcon, near Dunn, disclosed that the sons ol some of the leaders of the church had been swiping fowls from their, father's flock in order to get candy and cigarette money. The church, known as the "Holy Jumpers," makes incessnt war on the ; weed, ' ,and the youngster are made to fetch switches from the nearby swamps for their 'own larruping. . . - ' Due 'to over production, the tobaW crops of eastern NorfhCarolina brought, less than half :of what last yealivcrops brought.. The number 6t pounds b'f tobacco sold on the Wilson market for 1919 totaled 42,330,590 pounds, bring ing a total in sales of $22,720,280.44 an average of $53.37" a hundred. To date, the crop sold on the Wilson market rhas amounted to 45.418.55.7. brinrinir $10,258,920.55, an average of . $22.28 per hundred- A canvass of the farms this week is intended to cause the farm ers to reduce their acreage by 33 1-3 per cent.. . .r That versatile jurist, Judge Frank A. Daniels, of Goldsboro, preached quite a sermon at Fayetteville the other day, when he charged the jury and the people to keep away from dannce halls ' and keep their children from movies where they see portrayed on a screen the in fidelity of marriage made a joke, where Jesse James and outlawry are impressed upon the youth, causing them to break in some hardware store as the movies suggested. He urged parents to take more care of their daughters who learn immoral lessons from the movies and take automobile rides with men of ques tionable character, and urged the pas tors to stand upon the watch towers like sentinels and point the way tha' youth should follow. A great part of the judge's talk dealt with the liquor traffic, which he said was worming its way into homes and bringing highly respected citizens before the law of the. Ill M I W II IV 11 LUC UO&UV? Ul. LOST: Ix36 tire and rim from rear of Cadillac automobile, .between Elizabeth ,'City and Edenton, Sunday, January 23. Finder will please notify N. .HOWARD SMITH, Carolina Po tato Exchange, Elizabeth City, N. C. cJ28-lt. I a 1.1J HI .. .1111.1 ljUJIlWWUi JjJjlMW!iaglILg 7 T ' " " 1 Your Money Back If Rat-Snap Doesn't Come Up to These Claims RAT-SNAP, is absolutely guaranteed to kill rats and mice. Cremates them Rodents killed with RAT-SNAP leave no smelL Rats pass -up. all food to get at RAT-SNAP. Their first meal is theii last. RAT-SNAP comes in cakes. No mixing. Cats or dogs won't touch it. Three sizes, 35c, 75c, $1.25. Sold and guaranteed by Culnenner TTnrwnro . Store, City Drug Store, G. W. Twiddv. ! John 6. Bond, Edenton. W. A T ccpff Edenton, Sawyer's , General Store, Cam- the tempest in vain essayed." A loyal friend ?(. There George W. Twiddy shines! Many times have I seen the acid test ' applied and as many times have I seen him stand unafraid and unshaken. He loved his friends and they love him, not only for what he did for them, but more for what he was to them. I am glad I can count him my friend, tried and proved. i George W. Twiddy's manner, of living and Chinking was plain, di rect and pure. His' faith was simple and his loyalty to it superb. Noth ing could shake his trust in his Re deemer, and - he practiced what he preached. Indeed, it may be said of him as of Nathaniel, in him there is no guile. His main concern was to live right,- let the consequences be what they might. It is no wonder; therefore, "that during one of his re cent attacks, thinking he was going then, he said to one of his splendid boys, "When I leave here I will leave you boys nothing to live down." Fine! How fitting then his favorite Scriptural text "Blessed are the pure in heart." Link this text to that glorious' Gospel hymn "How firm a foundation ye saints of the Lord," and you have a compo site of George W. Twiddy man, citizen and saint. . Once George W. Twiddy said to toj "Sometime when you are going Vnrk let me know. I want to er alone with you." He had never been to New York and I kept in mind his request. At length we took the trip together. I enjoyed ovptv moment, with him. We wenw to Wallacks Theater one night. The play was melodramatic and the vil Han was un-to-date. ' The thread of the story was a protest against crime by portraying crime from its sources down. I wondered! whether my friend got the philosophy of the niav. All doubt vanished as . we were passing out of the theater af ter the play was i over when he quietly said, in response to my ques tion, "what do you, think of it?" "Sin Is the curse off the world" and I believe sin , is mostly, ignorance." As illuminating, as a flash of light ning in the dark. I. And George W. Twiddy lias passed out to sea? A sea on whose shore no incoming wave ever breaks, on wbJose bosom no homeward sail was ever seen, and whose tides .always flow and never ebb always out and never in. And yet such was his faith, and may ours grow like unto it. I know how impossible.it' is here to run Into cold type the measure of my obligations for George W. Twiddy's friendship, j But I shall al ways know that the generous deeds we do the fellow travelers, met on the dusty highway of life, carry their own reward to which our feeble appreciation ' can add little. So, friend, with love and appreciation, I lay this wreath upon your tomb. I. M. MEEKINS. Two negroes were lynched and fivg white men and three negroes were wounded at Warrenton Monnday, as an outcome of race riots beginning more than a week ago over the sale of ten cents worth of apples. A negro named Plummer Bullock went into the store of . J. P. Williams, a Norlina merchant. The negro expressed ( dissatisfaction with the purchase and wanted his money back. He obtained his money after exxchanging words with Brady Trailor, the "clerk, and .cursed nntf threatened him as he departed. Sun day afternoon about a core of negroes gathered at the depot to make good the threat, and Haby Trailor, a brother ci the clerk, asked the leader of the ne groes what the trouble was about. Some of the negroes were armed with shot guns and fired upon Trailor as he and the negro leader "were talking. The shootng then became general, and finally the police managed to capture 13 of the negroes who were placed in the Warrenton jail on default of bond after a preliminary hearing. Monday morning about 75 masked men, supposed to be citizens of Norlina, coming from all directions, entered the town of War- If You Aren't Strong the Warner Corsets will strengthen your body If you are healthy, you will also apppre ciate a Warner as "it will help you to keep1 your health. The graduated clasp in some Warner models for stout women is a very important innovation. The springlike flexibility of the 'boning, the absence of unnecessary weight the equality of the fabrics are fea tures that add v to the comfort, health and style of War ner's Corsets.. .'' , ' t ... , Nothing is too small to consider in the making of these excellent corsets. Anything that will add 'to the slight est degree to their style or service has- been thought df.. $1.48 to $7.50 M. 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