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l Y ' : ... : SS i i ' 3 1 2. . .1 1 i V) ' J-1 gtoawltf $itpito PUBLISHED EVERT FRIDAY BT The Herald Publishing Co., Inc. . -.iri-jii-irti-L U -U r-"J-" " J. T. Stainback . . Editor F. M. Shute . . Manager Subscription $2.00 a Tear in Advance TELEPHONE 570 Entered m Second Clau Matter April 8, 1914, at tha Post Office at Roanoke Rapid), North Carolina, under Act of March 8, 1879. All communication! ihould be addressed to the Herald Publishing Co. Persons wishing return of mes, mUBt in til rases enclose stamps. All cards of thanks, resolutions of re spect, etc., etc.. will be charged for at the rate of ten cents per line, cash must accompany article in all cases ex cept here customer has a regular ac count No Insertions made for less than 25 ctnts. Friday, April 22, 1921 up The rock muddle is now with in our midst. The island is making the Jap Yap tennyrate. It looks like Germany pay the rent or move out. must Its a dull season when some crook overlooks blowing up the safe at Roanoke Junction. They will probably call Germany early but not because she's to be "Queen of th; May". We see by the papers. where the Western North Carolina fruit crop has been killed again. If Congress doesn't nurry up with that emergency tariff there will De no imports left to prohibit If the acreage isn't reduced its a dead certainty the price will be reduced to just about nothing. At one time Japan was in a po sition to assert a double title the Island of Yap. As a means of persuading her to take Arms acrainst Germany, the En tente Powers had assured her the possession of certain islands ir the Pacific, including Yap. Sec ondly she could assert title bj conquest, for she took possession of the island. Both of these ties she renounced and canceled when she signed the treaty oi Versailles, for by that act she ac cepted Germany's conveyance of "all her rights and titles over her overseas nossessions" to "the principal Allied and Associated Powers." Therefore she now bases her claim entirely upon the mandate. But if the mandate is invalid, as we declare it to be hsr claim and her title disappear altogether. Manifestly she must successfully attack the seemingly impregnable legal position of Mr, Hughes's note or lose her case. Some exDressions in her note of Feb. 26 might suggest the in ference that she intends to base her assertion of rieht upon the fact of possession. We are sure that the Imperial Government will not take a position so un wise and inexpedient. It is not easy to understand what motive Dromnts her to this degree of firmness and insistence about little island of the Pacific which is quite without value save as happens to be an exchange cen tre for international cable com munications. We desire no ex elusive control over Yap. We have proposed an international arrangement by which all powers would enjoy equal rights to land and operate cables. It is strange that Japan should oppose a plan so iust and eciuitable. She must understand that we cannot con sent that our means of communi cation bv cable with our Far Eastern possessions and with Governments in that part of the world should be under foreign control. New York Times it Crop Acreage Prospects 1921 Secretary Fall states that he will auit the Cabinet unless his policy on Mexico is adhered to, and at this writing the prospects for an early Fall resignation look extremely bright. Its true that this weather hasn't much to commend it but in comDarison with those fresh breezes they've been having in Texas and Arkansas, we are doing very nicely, thank yon THE JAPANESE POSITION The representations of Japan's note of Feb. 26, having been ex amined and met by Secretary Hughes' cote of April 5, to which Japan has not yet replied, are in teresting chiefly as disclosing the general view of the Imperial Government concerning the in terest of the United States in the Island of Yap. At the time this note was written the Japanese Government had already been made aware of the American po sition-that the mandate giving to the Emperor control over the island was not valid without our consent The argument of the note, therefore, may be taken as indication of the probable nature of Japan's reply to Mr. Hughes' note of April 5 unless she has been persuaded by that note or by the advice of friendly powers to change her attitude. Japan appears to be skeptical about our protest against the mandate covering Yap, and she . takes the curious position that even if we did express dissent we were overruled and the decision of the Council, not the antecedent discussion, must control. Mr, Hughes's note will compel the Imperial Government to re-examine that position, which it can no longer hold save by disregard ing law and reason. It was through victory that the Allied and Associated Powers acquired the right to dispose of Germany's overseas possessions. It was a right to be jointly enjoyed and not to be bartered away by a mere majority vote. A valid conveyance required the assent of all, and the United Statas has never given its assent; on the contrary, it expressly reserved its rights. Japan will see the necessity of meeting that state Everyone wonders what the farmers are going to plant this year with high costs and low re turns staring them in the face at this their only 'investing time- the spring planting season. The Cooperative Crop Report ing Service for North Carolina made an extensive inquiry into this recently and gained some valuable results. The prospects will doubtless be altered some what by the recent second drop in fertilizer prices and by the somewhat steadier tendencies of finance and industrial activities, The tendencies of cotton and tobacco were made almost a month ago and so the reader may make allowances accordingly. We fear that these acreage re ductions are over-estimated. There is a natural tendency or bias toward that kind of report under present conditions. Even if North Carolina's thirty per cent cotton reduction represents that of other cotton states, it will not be enough to counterbalance the heavy stocks or carry-over on hand. The 936,000 bale crop of North Carolina was a big one. Tobacco's reduction of a third of last year's record acreage in North Carolina well illustrates the failure to meet the real situ ation. Four years ago this state planted 52 per cent of last year's tobacco acreage and even this years decreased area indicates therefore 24 per cent more than then. The exports of leaf tobac co from the United States during 1920 were 38 per cent less than the previous year when 766,000- 000 pounds or 52 per cent of the crop was shipped abroad. For eign cigar sales were increased four per cent last year and cigar ettes decreased two per cent with the tendency to further decrease this year. With the bulk of our bright leaf tobacco being export ed, we have the prospect of enough acreage to again more than overload the market The prospects for this year at one third reduction in North Caro- ina's acreage is still thirteen per cent more than the 1917 crop. The prospective cotton acreage as compared with last year was: Northern Coastal 64 per cent: Central Coastal 67; Southern Coastal 63; Central Piedmont 68 and Southern Piedmont 64 per cent of the 1920 acreage planted, The state prospect is 65 per cent f or tobacco the lirai acreage compares with last year" as fol lows: Northern (Joastal 57 per cent; Central Coastal 62; South ern Coastal GO; Northern Pied mont 69, and Central Piedmont 61 per cent of the 1920 acreage, The percentage reduction for the state is 62 per cent. Classitied Advt. Column FOR SALE I VERS & piano. Practically new price $375. Webb. POND Sale See Mrs. Chas. A. LUMBER DELIVERED ROSE mary and Roanoke Rapids rough fti $20.00, per thousand. W.T.Parker, Weldon, N. C. 2-18-3m Allen C. Zollicoffer ' Attorney at Law Rosemary, N. C Office Over Old Poitoffice Building Mrs. Cr.nd.ll (Iowa) Tells How Sha Stopped Chicken Losses "T.art spring, ratskillril all our baby cMcK W!h I'd known about Rat-Srjnp before. With Juit or lorpw package wt killed swarnu of rt. They won't net this yeur'i halche.. I'll bet. " Rat-Saap II Ur. luteetl anil tcll for 35c, 65c, $1.25. Sokl and guaranteed by Roanoke Pharmacy Co. Roanoke Hardware Co MONEY TO LOAN ON IM proved Farm Land. Get a long time loan and hold your cotton till the market is better. For further information ap ply to Mason Long& Mat thews, Att'ys. Roanoke Rap ids, N. C. CLARK & CLARK Attorneys at Law Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Room No. 6, Upetairt in Bank Buildin Drs. West & Crank DENTISTS Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Office. 2nd Floor Drag Store Building T. w. mason w. l long Garyaburir. N. C. Koanoke ilapidi. N, I E. A. MATTHEWS. Roanoke Rapide. N. C. MASON. LONG I MATTHEWS Attorneys at Law Officeii Roanoke Rapida, N. C and Jackaon, N. C. HARRINGTON & HARDY Incorporated Contractors & Builders General Construction Phone No. 279-J WELDON. N. C A. L. CLARK LIFE AND FIRE INSURANCE Loans Negotiated on Real Estate DR. W. M. WARD DENTIST Rosemary, N. C. Roanoke Hotel and Cafe Roanoke Junction, N. C. THE TRAVELERS HEADQUARTERS Good Rooms and Service K. B. TOPPING Manager OPEN 5.30 A. M. I 12,00 P. M. NOTICE Town Democratic Primary or Mass meeting will be held on Wednesday night, April, 27th, at 7:30 o'clock, P. M. in the Roanoke Rapids Graded School Auditorium for the purpose of nominating candidates for Mayor ana live commissioners to be voted on at the election which will be held on Tues day after the first Monday in May, the same being the 3rd., day of May, 1921. All Democratic voters of the town who are eligible and who will be eligible to vote in said election are urged to at tend said primary or mass meeting. A. L. Clark, Chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of the Town of Roanoke Kapids, North Carolina. NOTICE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power of sale contained in a certain deed of trust from W. F. Horner to Geo. C. Green, Trustee, dated the 1st day of January, 1918, and recorded in Book 284, page 68, Register's Office for Halifax County, default having been made in the payment of the indebted ness therein secured, at the request of the holder of said indebtedness, the un dersigned will, on the 9th day of May, 1921. at the Post Office DoorinThelma, N. C, sell for cash, to the highest bid der, the following described tract or parcel of land: That certain tract or parcel of land situate in Littleton Township, Halifax County, and State of North Carolina, Roanoke Rapids Power Company Roanoke Rapids, N. C. - Save Ycur Money by Buying a Building Lot on EASY PAYMENTS Electrical Power for all Purposes at Low Rate IUiiM'IIiMiIH ocS Sensible and Secure Transfer only the records likely to be needed, and transfer them into GF Allsteel Transfer Files.' Four GF Allsteel drawers hold as much as five wood ones; they are more desirable than wood in every way, and can be sucked any height. They cannot burn nor warp. TncyTare strong, everlasting and rodent proof. Drawers run smoothly; contents are as easily get-atable as the contents of current files. Office Fumihue' For Bi Business and Liitle More practical, more economical ,more de sirable than wood, and more handsomc.jf Three finishes, Green, Oak and Mahogany, f Desk,' safes, filing systems, etc. lEvery article electric-, ally welded into one pieceV No nuts or bolts to' work loose nor attachments , to mar its beautiful appearance. Investigate tht everlasting mcriti of. GF Allrted Office Furniture today. Herald Publishing Co. Roanoke Rapids, N.C. described aa follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a point when the Thelme to Brinkleyville road crosses ureaturee; tbenco with laid road north 8 deg. 80 min. eaat 899 feat; thence north 11 deg. eaat 1000 feet; thence north 7 deg. 30 min. east 611 feet; thence north 7 deg. eaat 836 feet: thence north 6 degree 80 min. eaat 262 feet thence north 43 dec?. 80 min. eaat 762 feet; thence north 83 deg. east 885 fa at ftiAriffA tinh 99 Ant OA MN vui. vitvuvv I1WIUI hm4 UVKa UV llllll. 705 feet; thence north 29 deg. 80 min. east 682 feet: thence north 3 deir. eaat 373 feet to the Eaton'a Ferry Road: thence with the Eaton's Ferry Road north 50 deg. west 639 feet; thence north AKAaa Utah 9QQ faat a mint. ,tn fS 1 "v wv vv w gum, uivun south 54 deg. west 3693 feet to Punkum Branch; thence with Punkum Branch to where it enters into Great Creek; thence with Great Creek to the road, point of beginning, containing 206.6 acres. There ia exemDted from the foreiro- ing deacription the following two tracts 1 of land: BEGINNING at a stake on Eaton'a Ferry Road, runs N 60 W 637 feet to a stake,; thence N 46-00 W 117 feet to a stake! thence 54 deg. 00 W 2650 feet to a atalie; thence N 40 W 776 eet .to a stake; N 64 E 8660 feet to beginning, containing 60 acres, more or less. . RRntNiNixin .f . t.b. - tk. . aide of the Brinkleyville Road 8088 feet vui ufc ji cv-r, runs a a aeg. ou min. E 726 feet to a alike; thence N 83 K 883 feet to a stake: thence N 22-80 706feettoastake; thrtce N 280 E eM fart jtoa stake; thcqceN 80 E $73 KOOJeet to beginning, containing 6 . Thie7th toiotAfffl. 1921. . V , fas i. , wrwttiiAitc w . -w. . r aVJJM4-aMi IV,.' UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER Hearse Service AnyWhtv ' Flowwrs on Short Notice- H. ROSEMARY. N. C. V . i Day Phone 640 . eflls)0 , Cheer Up and Dress . 11 One good way to cheer up is to - Dress up. . 'Our prices on spring and summer wearing ap parel will cheer you up. w", t : Suits, Dresses, Coats Notions, Novelties "(', i '..S' ft fit FAMILY jQUTFITtatXV 3D ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. A Dropi A dollar saved each :l week may ! 3f only seem like a drop in the bucket ; t now, but in time you will have lhe , ' bucket filled. Then you can use ,u . -the contents for watering your gar x;y, den of Hopes and-seeing you have dreamed colne into reality. - ' - r It will lead to bigger and better. tilings tf ycii add to it as your ability will permit. Jffl&f iw help along by increasing your dersits iwith 'W 4 per cent interest. ; . Start today and watch the surprising results. " ;:tA''?'' .''it'-''-'' . 4 Paid on Savings Accounta ti The First Nation &Slr of Roanoke Rapids Member of the Federal RaetCt Syttm v C A WYCHE. ftest S. Fr PATTERSON. V-Prest -T.vW.M LONG, V-Pwt : J.T.STA1NBAC1C Cashier, merit of law and fact j of the 1920 acreage.