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PUBLISHED EVERT FRIDAY BY The Herald Publishing Co., Inc. J. TV Stainback Editor SuWription $2.00 Year in Advance TELEPHONE 70 Entered as Second Clam Matter Apr 8, 1914, at the Post Office at Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, under Act of March 3, 1879. All communications should be addressed to the Herald Publishing Co. fersons wishing return of mBs, must in all rases enclose stamps. All cards of thanks, resolutions of re spects etc., etc., will be charged fo the rate of ten cents per line, cass must accompany article in all cases ex cept where customer has a regular ac uount No insertfona made for lesh than 25 centi. Friday, Febtuiry 24, 1922 Go to it, Sol' Now if the Pacific settlement will only stay that way. If this weather keeps up they'll soon begin to bite, dogwood or no dogwood. : Evidently the life of a diri gible crew is not meant for those ' who have such a high regard for earthly existence as ye para grapher. A few more weeks of this kind of weather and the average man will be able to read all about the impending coal strike with nary a shiver. In all this talk about o.nsoring moving pictures, we should think a few words could appropriately be inserted in regard to censoring moving picture actors. The past "spell of weather has conclusively demonstrated that at a time when you need them most the best sort of dirt roads will be listed as missing. Arrest burglar with certificate of graduation from school of burglars in his pocket -news item What this brother needs is evi dently a postgraduate course. So far as we have been able to learn the resumption of cotton buying on the part of the local mills has not been the subject of bitter condemnation by the Mer chants Association. Senator LaFolIette having come out in violent opposition to the treaties, their success is practically assured. Over-riding LaFolIette is about the most 'pleasant of Senatorial pastimes. adult white males in Halifax ; county i3 8.3 per cent, according ' to the 1920 census, against 10.3 per cent shown by the census of 1910. In this respect Halifax county ranks twenty first from " the top in the list of the state's one hundred counties. Confusion in Congress President Harding's quiet and rational letter on the bonus and the sales tax was as far as pos 1 Eible from looking' like a bomb shell. Yet if he had exploded one on the floor of Congress he could hardly have caused greater excitement and confusion. His 'caitm'statement of facts almost destroyed the power of utterance in the formerly vocal Representa ' tiVes and Senators. They went scurrying iu ine cioasruonis in dismay, only putting their heads - J A. 1 A. A i. A 1 A 1 om uux io protest uiai uiey 'Were "unalterably" for two measures which directly contra diet each other. Not one of them was able to give even a vamntA Viirfr tf Vnr , tltAir ii-mlrl a IJIllll Ul I1VTT UltJ WUtU possibly get out of the mess in which the President had left thorn . i " Senator Capper and other far mer Congressmen declare that they will never, while breath re mains in them, consent to the sales tax; yet they protest that their hearts beat warmly for . the soldiers' bonus. But what fcfthe me of vowing that you ardently desire the end when you refuse to employ the only means of at taining it? The words of other ana Senators disclose the complete logical and moral mix-up into which they have been thrown by the arguments for "and against the bonus. Senator Willis from the President's own State of Ohio thinks that the plan of Mr. Harding is a good one, but in nocently suggests that, "instead of calling it the sales tax, I would call it a bonus tax." If this is not ignorance it must be malice; for the politicians who are speaking in the name of the American Legion would consider such a name for the tax a cruel and deadly blow to their aims. What they chiefly want is to re move all connection between the idea of a bonus and that of a tax to pay for it. They would like people to think that the money would somehow come out of the air, or from the ground, or be discovered in that hitherto de lightful and apparently unlimited reserve "funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated tsut ail sucn vagueness has now been put out of the question by the President's terrible definite ness. The bonus and the tax are from this time on indissolubly linked in the public mind. Some have pretended to see in the situation as it has now de veloped in Washington a certain awkardness for those who have all along been advocating the sales tax. Here they have it, it is said, and yet they are opposed to it. Senator Edge of Nevv- Jer sey is reported to be of the opin ion that "it is worth the price of the bonus to get the sales tax on the statute books as a means of raising revenue." But this again, if the Senator is accurate ly quoted, is a sign of confused thinking in Congress. The sales tax was favored not as a supple ment but as a substitute. The intention was to have it take the place, as a scientific, equitable and fruitful tax, of the oppres sive and, injurious taxs which Congress was asked either to re peal or reduce. But those taxes it has left almost completely in force, and now talks of taking up the sales tax only as a means of covering an additional needless and demoralizing expenditure. One ot the powerful arguments for the saies tax was that it would tend to cut cLwn Congres sional extravagance. ' When peo ple of all classes and in all parts of the land were almost daily paying a tax on their purchases, it would be a sharp reminder to them of the inevitable effect of piblic expenditures, and would lead them to urge their represen tatives in Congress to hold down appropriations to the lowest pos- siDie limit, tsut now it is pro posed to wipe out that public ad vantage entirely. First we rush into extravagance, then we say that this justifies the sales tax. There could be no more complete inversion of the whole original program, or a better proof of the way in which Congress has ceased to see clear and think straight on the whole question of the bonus and of taxes. The New York Times. i i i "MACBETH" By JENNIE LITTLE ), 122, by MeClun New.paptr Syndicate. "Slrllng hornpouts! This btoomln' racket uynln. This Is goin' to stop," and the Irate lodger began a busty toilet with murderous eye. Ten min utes luter a stulwurt policeman thumped on the door of a tiny cottage sandwiched between tull tenements like filling In a cream pie. In the patchwork square of a back yard a young chanticleer stood Ailing the air with lusty efforts at grand opera. A little woman, puckering her brows nearsightedly, opened the door, start ing nervously as a policeman's bulk loomed up. "Ma'nm," he said, sternly, 'that pestering fowl Is a public nuisance and pence disturber. A night watch man has that room yonder and he claims that when he tries to sleep mornings that bird starts crowing. Oh!" gasped Mrs. Sarah Lib, "I had do Idea. I love to hear him. I pretend we're In the country, and It's all the enjoyment I get." "Well," said the officer kindly, fur he caught a tremble on her lips, "no harm done Jf" yoi subdue him so there , wpn De any morn complaints." , Next morning gotten silence mnde background for the' lodger's drea but he.. turned restleSsto and t often, but the second d)rj jf burned jhlgh as the familiar rent the stillness. JThe Officer knocked again, "and A the quiver of Sarah Lib's Hps was i concertlngly evident. "Oh, dear I". V faltered, "yon won't arrest us, will y I pnt adhesive plaster round his u womeu one at first, but clawed IT off." "You'll have to get rid of him, ma'am." "Her eyes blazed, "Eut Macbeth? I'd sooner eat a relative! Please give him another chance!" "We-ell," said Burke slowly, as If canceling a life sentence. Turning to go, he sniffed a delicious aroma. "Say, tlmfs the first real coffee I've swelled for ages. Bet you can rival what mother used to make. Nowadays I try to guess If I'm drlukln' tunsy or dish water." Her face lit up like a sunrise, and right there the officer got a Jolt. Why, she wasn't bad lookln'. She fal tered, visibly frightened at her own temerity. "Would you stop and huve a cup? I'm Just getting breakfast." The rest of the day, though coping with the painful problem of suppress ing Macbeth's musical talent, a warm feeling glowed In the back of her maid enly heart, and when she prepared the meals she blushing! laid two plates as a reminder of what had been. After tea she had to go several blocks to match material for a gown which was promised for next day, and as she waited to cross the crowded street, her policeman himself brought traffic to a standstill with majestic gestures, then piloted her across with strong hand under her elbow. "Wult here two minutes, ma'am, till I'm relieved. I'm Just taking the place of a pal that got hurt, and when his sub comes on duty I'll see yon home. You shouldn't be out alone as lute as this." Sarah Lib, dutifully obeying, slipped home beside her protector. Alas, how sorrow treads upon the heels of Joy! At 5:30 a. m. under friend lodger's window came thnjt song, "and nearer, clearer, deadlier than be fore," for Macbeth stood ou the ridge pole of the cottage, challenging the world. When her officer arrived he found a tableau In the yard. Beside a block stood Sarah Lib, hatchet In hand, and chicken clasped to her breast, a llfe Klze representation of Nloho mourning prematurely for her children. "Here," she subbed, thrusting weapon and victim upon him. "Wult till 1 pet 111 and put the pillow over my head. Take the remains where I'll never know. I shut him In a box in the attic and he got the slats off. Talii't fair. Why ain't I called Sadie, weiirln' blue ribbons Instead of dark ginghams. Oh, dear!" The kindly officer drew them both Into the grapevine shelter. "Ma'am, I've thought considerable the last day or so, which is a fair sized stunt for me. I know the neatest little farm up country with no neighbors, where this biped can crow his head off, If you'll marry ine and go there. I'm sick of rough-necks, and 1 want to raise beets Instead of being everlust In'ly on one. Be married In tl up Sadie, and I'll always be true. Hm?" Well, a woman can't keep n secret, but Mrs. Sadie never knew that ex Officer (iiiard and the lodger were one. She almost chokes sometimes from quaffing the draughts of happiness, while Macbeth has won a blue ribbon at the Blnghnm poultry show, to match the ones his mistress wears, and wastes his vocal sweetness on the country air. Would Save Historic House. The house In which General Kmllio Agulnaldo lived when he was captured by General Frederick Kunston tins been virtually consumed for fuel by the Inhiiliilnnls of I'alalinn. Isabella province, only, a few pots of the struc ture being left standing, according to a report of J. II. Butler, superinten dent of schools of Isabella, to the di rector of education. Ttie superinten dent thinks the house should be of historic !.npirtance, and suggests that steps lie taken to preserve the sits nn4 whut Is left of the bulldlni;. Great Men of Culture. The great men of culture are those who huve had a passion for diffusing, for making prevail, for carrying from one end of society to the other, the best knowledge, the best ideas of their time; who have labored to divest knowledge of all that was harsh, un couth, difficult, abstract, professional, exclusive; to humanize It, to make It efficient outside the clique of the cultivated and learned, yet still re maining the best knowledge and thought of the time, and a true source, therefore, of sweetness and light. Matthew Arnold. Chapped Skin Yields readily to the healing ingredients in our skin lotions, and during this weather who isn't afflicted with chaps. 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