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Friday, May 13,1921
Now is the time to lay in that
supply of winter coal.
:. This kind of stuff the weather
; man is handing i3 hard on the
straw hat brigade.
It doesn't seem to matter
hose administration it is, Sen
or Johnson is against it.
he chief trouble is that we
j ' . too much breath in Heinie at
end of the war.
j on the front page in top
jmn headlines something
jpvelty for Roanoke Rapids.
Elections of itinerant aim
.ters are likely to show a con
erable falling off in this com
inity for some time.
Brother Blair's failure to vote
or Johnson at the Convention
isn't likely to make him any the
less popular with Harding
Germany has yielded to the de
mands of the Allies-rwhich
shows that desperate as her sit
uation is, she is not yet ready for
If the "Holy Rollers" would
only live up to their name and
roll out of Rosemary the major
ity of us would be much better
satisfied with, the sect.
The fact that a hard surface
road from here to Weldon is a
possibility xof the immediate fu
mediate" future is about the best
piece of news we've had for
"Taft says that Judges should
wear gowns for the effect on cul
prits"-news item. Judge Cran
mer could wear overalls and stil
make everybody under indict
ment sit up and take notice.
The vital matter of who shal
be mayor and alderman of sev
eral hundred towns and more
or less cities in North. Carolina
having been finally settled thous
ands of prominent citizens there
of have again gone to work.
Come and help make ' the en
tertainment at the nurse s new
home on Roanoke Avenue a sue
cess. We jieed the help and co
operation of everyone in town.
Won't you buy a ticket and come.
Everyone Is promised a pleasant
time between the hours of three
in the afternoon and eleven in
the evening, Saturday, May 21
The fact that, at the eleventh
hour and with a sour face, Ger
" many has yieled to the allied ulti
matum is unquestionably the re
sult of the French threat to use
force. When all else failed, that
was the only recourse. And for,
months the clear-sighted French
have been Baying that they must
be ready to resort to it as the
sole means of bringing the Ger
mans to terms. The result
proves , the soundness of the
judgment of Government . of
France.' Its reading of the Ger
man psychology was 'correct
Nothing but a sword brandished
over Germany's head could make
her leave off shilly-shallying
about reparations 'and come for
ward to keep the pledge which
The case was set fourth with
the utmost clearness and power
in the speech which the Prime
Minister of France made in the
Chamber just before departing
for the final conference at Lon
don. M. Braind asked why it
was that Germany was making
desperate shifts to get other
countries to mediate in her be
half. Why did she appeal to
Switzerland, even to Czechoslo
vakia, the Vatican and at last the
United. States? Why did she
not come direct to France with
her new offers? It was because
she knew that France had no
longer any confidence in German
good faith. For two years Ger
man promises had been multi
plied, approaches and conversa
tions and representations without
end had been made and the
sole eftect had been to convince
France that Germany was
thoroughly insincere in it all and
had no other purpose than that
of eainine time. Hence the
hour had come for France to say
to the German Government
"No more words, it must be
"acts now! No more promises,
"it is rjavment that must be
' That meant coercion, and Pre
mier Briand went on to declare
that France was ready to apply
it. She would make a display of
force only because she was "con
strained to do it by the bad faith
of her debtor." But let not Ger
many think that a mere matter
of form was intended, an empty
flourish. "We have the means
of compulsion in our hands,"
and the use of them, or official
notice that they would be used in
case of necessity, would be af
firmed M. Briand. the "sure
method" of obtaining what
France demanded. Out of the
mouths of the Germans themsel
ves is the truth of this now con
firmed. , The whole is a marked vindi
cation of French policy. And
its triumph will not lapse with
the immediate occasion. France
has found out the way to deal
with an evasive and untrust
worthy Germany. And it is a
way just as valid for the future
as it has been shown to be for
the present. The German atti
tude is not going to change sud
denly. Whenever Germany sees
a chance to escape from any pro
vision of the Treaty, she will
seek to embrace it. The old
complaints and special pleadings
and dodges will be reported tc
again. Then will appear the1
continuing efficacy of the remedy
which the French have discover
ed. Ihe menace ot superior
force will always be in reserve to
keep Germany true to her pled
ges. She has now amply notifi
ed the world that she .vi!l sub
mit to nothing else: and it is well
that a French army will for long
be just over the border to com
pel her to assume a virtue if she
has it not. -New York Times.
Ten Tests of a Town
Questions that people ask
about your town before they de
cide to make it their town:
1. Attractiveness: Shall I like
the town its atmosphere? Does
it have the beauty of shaded
streets and other beautiful fea
tures? Is it quiet, roomy, airy,
well lighted town? Does it have
attractive public buildings and
homes? Is it Well paved? Is it
clean in every sense?
2. Healthfulness: will my
family and I have a reasonable
chance to keep well in that town?
How about its water supply? Its
sanitary system? Its methods of
milk inspection? Its health de
partment? Its hospitals? Is it
without any congested district?
3. Education: Can I educate
my family and myself irthat
town? How about its public
schools present and future? Its
institutions of higher education
or business training? Its libra
ries? Its lecture and concert
courses? Its news papers? Its
postal facilities? f
4. People: Shall I like the peo
ple of the town? Are they "home
folks" without false exclusive
ness?Are they neighborly and
friendly? Is the town free from
5. Recreation: Can I have a
good time in that town -I and
my family? How about the thea
tres, museums, gymnasiums,
parks, etc.? Are inviting oppor
tunities for pleasure drives af
forded by well paved streets?
(!. Living: Can we live reason
ably and well in that town? Are
the best of modern conveniences
available for its residents-electricity,
gas, telephone, etc? Are
the housing and shopping condi
tions favorable? Rents, taxes,
and prices fair? Hotels good?
Home and truck gardens and
dairy products plentiful?
7. Accessibility: Can we go
and come easily? Does the town
have adequate railroad connec
tions and train service? Street car
lines? Interurban lines? Well
marked automobile routes and
hard surface roads?
8. Business: Can I make good
use of capital in that town? Are
there banking facilties? Manu
facturing interests? Up-to-date
stores'' Good shipping facilties?
Favorable labor conditions? A
prosperous larming territory.'
Active cooperation am."r. busi
9. Employment: Can i get a
job in that town at fair pay urn!
with good prospecis for the fu
ture? Can I count on cooperation
from organizations making it
their business to h?!p introduce
and establish new commercial in
terests and to welcome new citi
10. Progressiveness: Shall I
find that I am in a town having
a progressive city government,
active organization, modern fire
protection, and a ' pull-together
spirit in everything a town
with future?-L. N. Flint, De
partment of Journalism, Univer
sity of Kansas.
Roanoke Rapids, N. C.
May I have a little space in our
town paper to start a little pro
paganda for the great need of
our hospital. I want to say that
if there is a person in this com
munity who is not proud of living
so close to such an institution as
that, he or she is not worthy to
live in the community, and I
don't believe that we have many.
Now I am writing this to the
workers of the industrial plants
of this community who have free
treatment, or almost free.
Workers, we need an X-ray
machine and an operator. . The
writer has talked to one of the
physicians here and he says that
it will take ($G,000) six thousand
dollars to install the machine, j
and says if we will raise our I
weekly donation from 10c to 13c j
he will guarantee to install the
machine and employ the opera-,
I further understand that the
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operatives of the paper mills have
already, of their own accord,
raised their donations to 25c
weekly. If they have I think
everybody in the community
should feel proud of them.
Lets hear from as many peo
ple in this community through
your paper as can write. .
Now people, we need this, and
as the companies heie have giv
en us a plant that today is worth
easily a hundred thousand dol
lars, why should we not help
ourselves a little? Let's raise
our donation to 15c weekly or
more. My plan would be this:
Have an election at each mill and
3 tickets, 1 ticket against raising
(God knows I hope nobody votes
it), 1 ticket for a donation of 15c
weekly, and one'ticket for a one
per cent donation. I believe the
latter will bring in a little more
than the 15c, but we won't have
then more than we need.
In explanation for some who
might not understand the one
per cent will say, if you make
eight dollars per week you pay
8c, if you make fifteen dollars
per week you pay 15c, if you
make one hundred dollars per
week you pay $1.00.
Now lots everybody talk this
matter over with everybody rise
and lets have no knocking. I am
not starting this thing from any
selfish motive, only for the good
of some one's life we may help
our physicians to save. I hope
personally never to have to send
any of my folks to the hospital
again, if I never do, I will say
that at one per cent or 15c per
week I will not live long enough
to pay what I owe them, had I to
pay for the service.
Now in closing will say that
the people of this community who
do nofwork in plants would be
glad to have the opportunity of
helping pay for this machine, or
even thi- opportunity of paying
weekly, but they cai.'l have that
privilege. Now what are we go
ing to do about it? ' Talk it up
and lets have a vote on it, lets
see that our physicians are not
M. R. Vick.
T. W. MASON W. L LONG I
GaryiburK. N. C. Ro.nok. RapicU. N. C
E. A. MATTHEWS. Roanoke linpidi. N. C.
MASON, LONG & MATTHEWS
Attorney at Law
Office: Roanoke Rapid., N. C,
Roanoke Rapid., N.
Jackion. N. C.
(q&O BE lionet - to be kind - to
earn a little and to spend a lit
tle less - to make upon the whole a
family happier for his presence - to
renounce when that shall be necessary
and not be embittered - to keep a few
friends but those without capitulation -above
all, on the same grim condition,
to keep friends with himself - here is
a task for all that a man has of forti
tude and delicacy. - R. L. Stevenson.
4 On Savings 4
The First National Bank
of Roanoke Rapids
Member of ihe Federal Reserve System
C. A. WYCI IE. Prcsi.
S. F. PATTERSON. V-Pret.
J. T. STAINBACK. QJuer
T. W. M. LONG, V-Prest.
Remember F. M. Coburn's May Sale
Bona fide reductions on our entire ock of Shoes, Hosiery
and Men's Clothing
Standard Merchandise Actually Reduced
Florsheim Regal Reynolds
$8.95 $5.00 $5.00
Steadfast and Biltrite
Others at $ 1 .95 - $2.65 $3.85
The above are among (he country's besl Standard shoes.
The prices cannot be easily duplicated.
Ladies Oxfords and Pumps
The largest and most varied stock we have
ever shown. The reduced prices range from
' 98c to $4.65
A visit to our Store will convice you the reductions are
Our Big Stock of Silk Hose Reduced
It is seldom you have an opportunity to buy Van Raalte and Gotham
Silk Hose at a redudion. These together with our other makes reduced.
Styleplus Suits for Men and Young Men $19.50 to $32.50
Guaranteed Styles and quality. Many of our young men are wearinghese clothes - "ask
For Genuine Quality and Values Go To ,
F. M. Coburn's May Sale
Member Coburn'i Chain of Shoe Stores
s!iO fiaveVhcn she signed the
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