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PUBLISHED EVERT FRIDAY BY The Herald Publishing Co., Inc. J. T. Stainback . . Editor Sabeoiftien $2.00 a Tear in Advance TELEPHONE 70 Gntared as Second Class Matter Ap. i, 1914, at the Post Office at Roanoke Kapida, North ?aro!:n., under Act of March 8. 1879. All communications should be addressed to the Hersld Publishing Co. Persons wishing return *© mean, must all cases 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 where customer has regular ac count. No insertions made for less than 26 cents. Friday, July 13, 1923 Whenever we think about that Alaakan trip, it almost makes us want to be president. Well Shelby had its fight after all and we are charitable enough to hope it got $186,000.00 worth of satisfaction out of it. — A good hot weather ! ‘ ' t.r ponder over th you stand of not cing able to get any coai next winter. Halifax county has listed for ty million of dollars of taxable property. Forty millions is a quite respectable sum; about forty per cent of the actual value we’d hazard as a guess. Rockefeller gives away fifteen nickels on eighty-fourth birth day-newspaper item. If this boy doesn’t stop his headlong pro fligacy and extravagance he will yet come to want in his old age. The stop at crossing law, if rigidly enforced, will probably be the most effective agency in the work of making the elimination of grade crossings compulsory. The railroads have probably pulled another bonehead play. Judge Kerr announces that he never said he was opposed to the American Legion — and the citizen guileless enough to be lieve that any politician any where ever said that or anything like it must also believe that the moon is made of green cheese. Hank Ford is the easy winner in one of the earliest of the straw vote ballots for the presi dency, but before he gets ready to move into the large white resi dence on Pennsylvania Avenue, be might as well reflect that the present resident was just about at the bottom of all the straw vote ballots taken in the last campaign. With the conviction of Higgin botham, convict whipping boss, and the abolition of convict leas ing and corporal punishment throughout the state, Florida has done every thing that is humanly possible to erase from her shield theBtain of Martin Tabert’s death. Corporal punish ment is still being administered in convict camps in North Caro lina, and unless it is abolished it is only a question of time until some North Carolina Higgin botham will sully the name of thia state. The Stop Law As An Irritant The Btopat-croBsings bill was before the conference committee in the latter davs of the general assembly with an amendment drafted by a senator, Mr. Parker, we believe, which provided that it should not apply to tracks with, in the limits of municipalities. Hie senator’s chirography leaves somawhat to be desired in the way of legibility, and the word "tracks” looked to the committee like "trucks”, and so they killed the amendment The law as it stands applies to every crossing that is not furnished with a watchman, and the railroads themselves are failing to comply with its provisions, in numerous It is a railroads' law. and the appearance ia strong that it is A Great Bi; lUv r law of the sort frequently passed in this state, aad which reverses the motto on the great seal: an iccomplish something by n and subterfuge which ,ot be feasible to do by .—.road lawyers either ex pected this law would settle the grade crossing question once for ail, or at least hoped that it [might. Commissioner Page -said when it was being considered that in future, whenever an ef fort was made to interest a rail road company in the abolition of a crossing at grade, this act would be cited as all-sufficient: a contention which, he said, the state highway commision, for its part, had no intention of admit ting. The stop law can be inforced if an army of deputy sheriffs is em ployed for the purpose; or even a regiment might do it: enforced, that is, so long as the regiment was kept on duty. Its enforce ment was not originally contem plated. and is a detail to which the legislators themselves gave little attention. OstensiBly, the main object was to furnish for mal assurance, the assurance of the general assembly of the state, to locomotive engineers that when an automobile gets in the way at a crossing, the engineers cannot be considered as in any wise responsible for any thing that may happen. Enforcement or non enforcement would have nothing to do with that result. If the railroad folks thought that this law would remove from the list of their manifold pester ments the grade crossing pes terment, they did not go tar enough into the subject of the public psychology. Officers in some of the counties are serious ly wprking at the business of en forcing the act, and there does not seem to be any practical way of stopping them. Besides, there are some people to whom a law is a law; and when for any rea son a driver with along proces sion of cars behind him comes to a stop, that stops the whole line It is not just a question, if >cu are driving in thick traffic a;>* proaching a crossing, of your stopping once at the crossing; it is a question of stopping every time a car in front of you crosses; if cars are massed a dozen deep, the rearmost must stop a dozen times before getting over. And that is the way the law operates, when it does operate,. over any sort of track, whether it ever has a train on it or not. And so just in the degree in which this law is voluntarily or involuntarily observed, it is causing every day annoyance in which the public mind is direct ed in a new way to the subject of grade crossings. They will have to go; and the time they will have to be replaced will be when the public decides no longer to tolerate them. —Greens boro Daily News. I FARM NOTES FOR HALIFAX COUNTY By W. O. DAVIS, County Agont, Woldon, N. C. ___________ This week we saw an excellent \ demonstration of the value of I green cover crops on the farm of Mr. J, It. Whitaker near Knfield. This field was in rye last winti-r and the rye was turned under in time to plant cotton. The large amount of organic matter turned into the soil has acted like a sponge in taking up the spring rains and during the drought lias furnished moisture , no gh t keep the cotton growing. This , field is ahead of anything else on the plantation and Mr Whitaker thinks the cover crop of rye a . I deep breaking has been the cause Organic matter turned into tin. soil not only ; dds plant food 1 ut it also improves the physical condition of the land and makes it easier to work, helps it stand more wet weather because the organic matter takes up the water and prevents the soil from becoming saturated so quickly. In the same manner this water in the organic matter will carry the plants feeding upon it over a longer dry spell than can be done by land without organic matter. The pig club members around Aurelian Springs are getting l along nicely with their pigs. The entire lot of pigs have gained an average of 23 pounds the first thirty days. Wilbert Williams '■ is in the lead so far. His pigs hav ing gained 28 pounds which the largest gain shown. Watch these boys for results. We have seen considerable limberneck in chickens in the past ten days. This is a fatal disease unless the sick birds art attended to promptly and also the cause removed. It is usually caused by the birds eating decay — eil flesh of some kind as another! dead chicken or a dead rat. Look j for the cam first. After the ' cause 1 as been removed give each j sick chicken a teaspoonful of; castor oil and in ten to fifteen! minutes give chicken a piece of gum asafetida about the size! of a pea. Repeat the asafetida every two t > hours until three or fou -..•s have been given. This is an excellent cure. The sheep specialist from the State College will he in the coun ty at an early date. Farmers in terested in sheep raising will be visited and their particular prob lems talked over. If you are in terested in sheep write so I can arrange to visit you while the specialist is here. Three Corner Los On Hamilton Street 90'xl40' desirably, located lor sale at a bargain Apply Herald Office Introducing * | Victrola No. 90 l This handsome, new model Victrola is certain to meet -^ith enthusiastic welcome. Combined with af^- the previous exclusive Victor patented fAtures, it embodies many additional refinerjents that will appeal to discriminating purcltesers. In proportion and design as well as in jhe quality of its music, the Victrola No. 90 M in line with the tradi tion of Victor prominence. Come in aria hear your favorite music on the new Victrola No. 90. L. G. SHELL CO., Inc. THE QUALITY STORE Rosemary, N. C. A Kansas Standard. A wise man never stands out la the rain or opens u milk bottla with hla thumb.—1Topaka Capital. GO NO FARTHER^ The Evidence is at Yonr Door ■ Roanoke Rapids proof is what you want and the statement of this highly respected resident will banish all doubt; H. C. Slagle, butcher and grocer,' Rosemary, Roanoke Rapids, says. “I have used Doan’s Kidney Pills and they certainly are tine. It has been some* time since I last took Doan’s but when 1 did use them they certainly were tine tor regulating my kidneys. The action of my kidneys wasn't normal and this bothered me considerably. When I Went to lift anything I would get sharp latches through my kidneys. Usually 1 had a dull ache across the small of my tack which tired me easily. It Whs Doan’s Kidney Pills that relieved me of Mis tnnib'e and I could then go about • '• work feeling tit ' • ' • at all d m ers. Foster-Wilburn Co. .. BuiFalo. N. Y.-Adv Report of the Condition ot The Citizens Bank and Trust Company, at Rosemary, N. C. in the State of North Carolina, at the close of business, June 30th, 1923 RESOURCES Loans and Discounts $141,879.04 Demand Loans 16,995.78 Overdrafts, secured, None; unsecured, $20.41 10.41 Ranking Houses, None; Furni ture and Fixtures, $4,338.30 4,338.30 Revenue Stamps 38.30 I Cash in vault and net amounts , due from Banks, Bankers j and Trust-Companies 24,446.04 Cash Items held over 24 hours 46.00 j Checks for clearing 1,487.42 Merchandise, Store Owned 5.000.00 Total $197,260.89 LIABILITIES 1 Capital Stock paid in $ 25,000.00 \ Surplus Fund 2,000.00 j Undivided Profits, less cur | rents expenses and taxes ; paid 1,088.31 i Notes and Bills rediscounted NONE Bills Payable NONE Deposits subject to check 91,718.47 Time Certificates of Deposit due in less than 30 days 1.000.00 Cashier’s Checks outstanding 193.90 Savings Deposits 76,250.21 Total $197,250.89 ; State of North Carolina Countv of Halifax. July lTith, 1923. I, F. L. Nash, Cashier of the above named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of rny knowledge and belief. F\ L. Nash. Cashier ; <'orrect— Attest: A. L. Taylor. J. E. Pepper, A. L. ! «'lark. Directors, Subscribed and sworn to before me j this 10th day of June, 1923. Mamie King, Notary Public. I.-- -.- ' . You IGuard Against Burglars, But What About Rats? Hats steal millions of dollars’ worth of grain, chickens, eggs, etc. Destroy property and are a menace to health. If you are tsoubled with rats, try RAT SNAP. It will surely kill (hem— prevent odors. Cats or dogs won’t touch it. Comes in cakes. Three sizes, Hoc, (ioc, $1.25. Sold and guaranteed by Roanoke Phar macy. Co.. Roanoke Rapids, N. C. “I Wouldn't Co Caapiu Without Rat-Sup,” Saji Ray White “Wife and I spent our vaca tion camping last summer, smell of cooking Drought rats. We went to town, got some RAT SNAP, broke up cakes, put it outside our tent. We got the rats alright—big fellows.’ Fanners, storekeepers, housewives, should use RAT-SNAP. Three sizes: 85c, 65c, $1.25. Sold and guaranteed by Roanoke Pharmacy, Co., Roanoke Rapids, N. C. NO 5767 Reserve District No 5 REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ROANOKE RAPIDS AT ROANOKE RAPIDS In the State of North Carolina, at the close of business JUNE 30. 1923 Resources 1. n Loan# find discounts including rediscounts. acceptances of other banka, and foreign lulls of exchange or drafts sold with indorsement of this lianklexcept those shown in b and c) . 441f.l48.16 Total Loans ... 4il.14i.46 4 li. S GOVERNMENT SECURITIES OWNED: _ i, UrpoMted to secure circulation (U. S. Bonds par value). 100.000.04 l \ ot hot 1'mted States Government securities tincltuling premiums, if any,.. .500.00 Total .-. . 100.600.8# 5. OTHER BONDS. STOCKS. SECURITIES. ETC.: . 27**-1® Hanking House. $26.t)87.5;». Furniture and fixtures, 411.082 87.. . 17.171.44 7 Real est ite owned other than banking house. . 4.147 • s. Lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Hank.. . M 447.7$ | 10 Cash in vault and amount due from national banks.- - - ------. 76.548.34 111. Amount due from State hanks, bankers, and trust companies in the United States I (other than included in Items 8. ». and 10) .82.726.14 Total of Items •». 10. 11. 12 and 13 . .1I4.I16.47 ; 14 a Checks ami drafts on hanks (including Federal Reserve Bank] located outside of cit' or town of reporting hank..2.400.21 2.480.21 If, Redemption fund with U. S. Treas. and due from U. S. Treasurer. 6.008.14 16. Other assets, if anv . .&2LP Total.4W4.614.46 Liabilities 17. <>,!„> .took on,.I in . !!: e,'Id,.'.rT.r,.lit, ... .i wu&M c Less current expenses, interest, and taxes paid. . 11.688.61 &44C.45 20. Circulating notes outstanding -*.■*»-• 24. Certified checks outstanding... .. . 71.68 25. Cashier's checks outstanding ... . .1.106.28 Total of Item- 71, 22. 23. 24 and 25 . . .11.874.78 Demand deposits (other than hank deposits) Subject to Reserve [deposits payable within 30 days! 26. Individual deposits subject to check ...... 611.444.16 28. State, counts , or other municipal deposits secured by pledge of assets of this hank or surety bond.. . - .-.64.lil.64 20. Dividends unpaid . 4 400 W Total of demand demisits. (other than bank deposits] subject to Reserve. I tarns' 2.1. 27. 2>. 29. .in. and 31 . 4566.444.60 Time Deposits subject to Reserve ( payable after 30 days or subject to 30 days or more notice and i>o*tal savings] 32. Certificates of Deposits (other than for mone> borrowed] .-. 44.M4J4 31 Other time deposits . .. 1M.141.U Total of time deposits subject to Reserve. Items 32, 33. 34 and 46 . 235.447.44 39. Hills Payable (inelmling all obligations representing money borrowed other than rediscounts. 60.008.00 4d Notes and tells rediscounted, including acceptances of othw banks and foreign . bills of exchange or drafts sold with indorsement of this bank . 41.485.08 41. Liabilities other than those above stated. _la99i£^ Total ..... $126,644.45 State of North Carolina, County of Halifax, as. 1. W. T. Councill, President, of the above named bank, do solemnly 4wear that the above statement is true :«> the best of my knowlege and Lalief. • W. T. Councill, President. Correct Attest: C. A. Wyche, I,. C. Shell, J. T. Stainback, Directtjrt. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of July, 1923. Meta B. Jones, Notary Public. My commission expiree February IT, 1924 Home Economy There is only one sensible and practical way to handle your househo'd expenses, and that is by giving checks in payment of all bills The method eliminates the foolish waste of money because you have a record of every dollar you spent, and it further provides you an unquestioned receipt for every bill you pay. hy not talk this vital sub ject over tonight, and then drop in here and we will show you how easy it is to open a joint account for handling your home finances. We Pay 4% Interest The First National Bank of Roanoke Rapids Member oj the Federal Reserve System W. T COUNCIL L, S. F. PATTERSON. V-Pre*. T. W. M. LONG. V-Pre* & Cuhitr R. L. (>OOPER. and G. W. EATON. Am. Caahien —A- -v.