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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY The Herald Publishing Co., Inc. J. T. Stainback . . Editor Subscription $2.00 a Year in Advance ; TELEPHONE 70 Entered as Second Class Matter Ap 3, 1914, at the Post Office at Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, under Act of udarch 3, 1879. All communications should be addressed to the Herald Publishing Co. Persons wishing return of nissn, must all cases enclose stamps. All cards of thanks, resolutions of re spects etc., etc., will be charged fo the rate of ten cents per line, cas^ must accompany article in all cases ex ept were custome has a regular c count No insertions made for less han 25 cents. Friday, June 8, 1923 Its going to be a lot easier to elect Mr. Kitchin’s successor than it will be to fill his place. Will the public abolish the grade crossing before the grade crossing abolishes the public'.’ __ At that its probably a whole lot easier to enforce prohibition on foreign ships than on the home folks. "Panic results when singer’s dress takes fire at Petrograd opera house”— headlines. Such an accident would be regarded as highly improbable over here. Has Governor Smith’s ap proval of the repeal of the New York prohibition enforcement statutes given the democratic party a new issue or anew fis sure? The acid test of southern de mocracy, in our opinion, would be the necessity of a choice between a wet. Catholic Demo crat and a dry. Protestant Re publican. ——__ While the Shriners haven't gone to Washington to make the town dry, ye paragrapher would wager a week’s stipend that noble efforts are being made along that line. The Warren county grand jury which reported that the “prisoners are comfortable and well cared for” yet suggested "some cots for prisoners to sleep on instead of the concrete floor”, evidently believes in going the limit in pampering prisoners. Anonymous Charges The mental processes of the anonymous letter writer, per haps of interest to the psycholo gist, are alike unknown and suspected by the greater part of human beings. Anonymous let ters, when they carry accusa tions, are the full fruit of malice and cowardice. W hile they may conceivably oe true, even as the most inveterate liar is occasional ly veracious, the flavor of false hood invests them. The weapons of cowardice, the products of ignoble minds, in most instances they achieve futility, and dam age no one—unless the writer he discovered. In the case of the anonymous letters sent Mr. S. F. Patterson, conveying charges against cer-: tain officials of the town of Roa • noke Rapids, Mr Patterson very characteristically and properly, refused to consider them and through the columns of this paper urged the writer, or writers, to present their charges in person. If the anonymous writers can prove their charges their action in coming forward and doing so would do them no injury at all and the community a public service which would be appreciated by all right thinking people. Their refusal to emerge from the mists of anonymity, on the other hand, will inevitably sug gest the theory that their charges are untrue or incapable of proof. In either event they, of course, should never have been made. / Which i Blow ing.? /sow \ well see? / ALASKA When President Harding goes to Alaska he will find it a Terri tory which, in the the ten years between 1910 and 1920, lost 15 per cent, of its population. This fact has been widely interpreted to be proof that it is on the down grade. But there are things the census does not tell and, in the case of AUska. its omissions are significant. It is true that in 1910 there were more people in Alaska than now. Nevertheless, she has gone slowly but steadily ahead. Today there are in Alas ka more farmers, more farms, more women, more children, more dwelling houses, more schools, more normal production more of everything that goes prosperity than there was when the population in respect to mere numbers was 15 per cent greater than it is now The difference is that between a min ing camp of transient and rip roaring elements and a settled and permanent community of industrial pioneers. All this is not in rebuttal of the indictment that charges the Washington Goverment with holding Alaska in leash, with sealing up her most important re sources and with neglecting her appeals made in equity and in the name of progress From the day we came in possession of Alaska, now more than half a century ago, she has been the victim of neglect on the one hand, on the other of bureaucra tic tyranny. Things done and tmngs lett undone nave conspir ed to hold in near-paralysis a re gion larger than the original thirteen States and in potential i resources as rich as Pennsylvania. [Some thirty-five or thirty-six de partmental bureaus have had to do with Alaska, each acting upon its own initiative and look ing to its own purposes with con temptuous disregard of any agency. One bureau has dealt with fisheries, another with agri-I cultural lands, and so on through the list. The climax of stupidity and absurdity was attained when the black bears of Alaska came under one . authority and her brown bears under another. In recent years the Govern ment, through its multifarious minor administrative agencies, has given a good deal of atten tion and devoted a great deal of money to Alaska, but the system if it may be so called- has been that of overlapping and conflicting jurisdictions, in the aggregate amounting to a demor alizing confusion. In summary, it may be characterized as a rule of restriction—of all but stran gulation. The distresses of Alaska have at last reached the highest au thority in our Government. Un able to clarify for himself the jealousies and contentions of minor officials, President Hard ing is going to Alaska to study conditions on the spot. There is hope that from his visit and from his concern for a long neglected national possession there will come something in the shape of thoroughgoing reorganization of the Alaskan administrative sys tem, and that a new and better era is in the way of being inau gurated in a region whose value has never been appreciated or even dimly comprehended by the American people.—New York Times. Editorial Correspondence IT S A LIE I have been informed that 1 am being accused of writing or in some way being connected with certain anonymous lotters received by the town commis sioners concerning Messrs Clark and Jackson. This posibly was because I took a stand in the pri mary against these two as Re corder anil Chief of Police. I feel safe in saying that seven - ty five percent of the voters feel just as I do in regard to this matter but lack the courage to say it openly. I do not write anonymous let ters. 1 do not fight in the dark. I do not hesitate to speak what I think. And am not afraid to sign my name to anything I write. J. M. Underwood FARM NOTES FOR HALIFAX COUNTY By W. O. DAVIS. County Agent, Weldon, N. C. Farmers generally are well up with farm work and ahead of the grass. Now is the time to get in your soy beans and cow peas for hay crops. The hay you make I this summet will mean cashj saved next winter on the feed Dill. A mixture of one bushel soy Deans and one half bushel Deas per acre makes excellent Day. If want to know where to get seed write us. From now until September is the time when hogs "eat their heads off.” because we have nothing green for them and de pend on keeping them up on corn and other bought feeds. Cat tail millet or sorghum planted on rich land now will furnish green ! feed in six weeks. Plant soy beans and cow peas now for late ! summer grazing. These crops will carry the hogs in good shape on a minimum of bought feed until you can put them into the fields this fall. If you haven’t a small field for the hogs then plant several rows of millet seeded thick and well fertilized | near the hog pen and cut a little each day for the hogs. Green feed will cut the bought feed one half and the hogs will do better. If you have any wool to sell and want us to help you handle it get in touch with me at once. We have some information, for you. Thirteen pure bred Duroc Jer sey pigs were delivered to mem bers of the Aurelian Springs pig club on June 1st. Watch these boys and their pigs. They may be able to teach you something. Keep your spring pullets grow ing this summer. It is- the well developed, strong thrifty pullets that will lay the Thanksgiving and Christmas eggs, A generous supply of good growing feed, room to exercise, clean quarters freejif mites and lice will pro duce the kind of pullets you want Western Respect for Women! The best story of the westerner** reverence for women, writes a corr* spondent of a London paper, "Is con cerned with the conclusion of a llttlo fight with Indians. The latter got the i best of It and the squaws arrived with stone hammers to finish off the mound ed. As a squaw thus armed was ap proaching a half-conscious victim hla friend called out to him: ‘Look out. Bill, there's a lady coming.’ ” ^a Can't All Spend mmer at tie Seashore But There is no reason why everyone should not enjoy cooling breezes in his own home, odice or shop. Let us show you a G-E fan—it uses less current than an ordinary Mazda lamp and will give a lifetime of faithful service Roanoke Rapids Power Company Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Article* . ng Table. A thermometer and perpetual calm* far all la one. finished in green or roe# SntlM* l« • voleoBt addition to tha •MtaftaM* "Sugar.” From Bradford lie went to Richburg and Boliver and there fortune con tin «ad to pour Its golden stream Into hie faffee.—Pasadena Star. As a vicneral Thtiiy. When one says "It Is the unexpected that happens," he means something wplsaaam. .4 • Announcing Weekly Arrivals of CHARLOTTE HAIBE MODEL HATS in the Newest and Most Authoritative Styles Exclusive With This Store Only One of Each Model Sold in This Community « We Are Now Showing an Especially attractive Line of Women's Street and Evening Dresses in the Very Latest Styles, Which We Received This Week G. D. SHELL The Leading Ladies Store Saving Money The old saying, "Money Saved Is Money Earn ed” is even more true today than when it was first uttered. And the young man or woman who would like to get ahead in the world, who wants to be fi nancially independent at sometime in life, can find no more certain way to accomplish it than to start a Savings Account with this Bank - and start it NOW. The first deposit may be any amount you wish to make it, the big thing is to start. We will be glad to talk this matter over with you at your convenience. We Pay 4% Interest The First National Bank of Roanoke Rapids Member of the Federal Reserve System W. T COUNC1LL Pte». S. F. PATTERSON, V-Pre*. T. W. M. LONG, V.-Pre*. & C..h>« R. L. COOPER, and G. W. EATON. Aw. Ca.hi«.