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TELEPHONE 70
Entered m Second Claes Matter Ap.
3, 1914, at the Post Office at Roanoke
Rapids, North Carolina, under Act of
March 3, 1879.
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than 25 cents.
Friday, October 26, 1923
Now if the coal profiteers
would only strike.
The Filipinos evidently believe
that it pays to knock on Wood.
We’ll have more prohibition in
this country when we have less
of it on the front page.
Of course if the nuts bolt the
old parties our Henry may get
chance to run after all.
Two to four inches of snow in
Ashe this week increases the
respect and veneration we have
always felt for the Halifax cli
mate.
The Armistice Day celebration
for the county will be held this
year in Roanoke Rapids, so get
ready to do your part toward
making it a success.
“President for tax cut if war
ranted”—newspaper item. Cal
needn't worry about how the
country regards his stand on
that proposition.
The best argument for the
abolition of grade crossings are
these whopping big verdicts
they’ve been handing out against
the railroads lately.
It looks like the Klan victory
in Oklahoma, and if it isn’t the
most disastrous bit of free adver
tising that State has ever re
ceived, we miss our bet.
ARMISTICE DAY.
At the instance of the, shall
we say now dormant, Chamber
of Commerce last fall a local
post of the American Legion
was formed by the ex-service
men of the community and ar
rangements were effected to
have the 1923 Armistice Day
celebration for the county pull
ed off at Roanoke Rapids.
Though the Chamber as an en
tity is not functioning at present
the obligation nevertheless re
mains upon its members and the
progressive minded citizens of
the community to put their
shoulders to the wheel and help
the local post make the celebra
tion this year one of the biggest
that has ever been held in the
county.
Td stand by the ex-service
men of the local post is an obli
gation that cannot be and should
not be avoided, and our duty to
the community in which we live
to make the celebration one of
which we can feel proud is no
less apparent. The community
has plenty of local pride and
numerous citizens able and will
ing to give their time and ener
gy to making the affair a suc
cess. It is simply a matter of
organization and co-operation
and it should be attended to
without delay.
Travel* of Mr. Mo*e*.
Senator Moses, that humorous
and independent mossback,
Chairman of the Republican
Senatorial Committe,reports his
political and sociological observa
tions, made in a journey in ten
States; which ten he fails to
mention. He finds a strong
opinion, especially among busi
ness men, in favor of the renomi
nation of Mr. Coolidge, who,
however, will not have a majori
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ty of the delegates when the Re
publican National Convention
meets. That is a prophecy
which may or may not come
true. Its truth depends mainly
upon Mr. Coolidge’s course in
the eight months or so before
the convention assembles; es
pecially on his relations with
Congress.
The other candidates mention
ed by Mr. Moses are scarcely for
midable, for there is small
chance of union among them.
Senator Wadsworth is not a
candidate against Mr. Coolidge.
Mr. La Follette, a perennial,
never gains anything by his can
didacies. Governor Lowden's
purposes with the Tilin'" delega
tion are scarcley those of a seek
er for the nomination. There
are sporadic blotches of Hiram
Johnsonism in various parts of
the country; but it seems to re
gard himself and to be regarded
in his own State as the Great Be
trayed. "Governor Pinchot." Mr.
Moses tells us with affecting sol
emnity, “is a candidate, and a
most serious one." Mr. Pinchot
is, perhaps, a little too serious,
raptly contemplating his ac
knowledged virtues and merits
in this cynical world of sin and
politicians. He may be subject
to disappointments in a State
where not all Republicans are
worthy of so generous a hero.
Mr. Moses encourages him. Gov
ernor Dixon, of Montana “de
clared him to be a candidate in
his speech before the Chamber
of Commerce of his State." It
will be remembered that even
Senator Pepper and Senator
Reed have heard a “rumor” of
his Presidential ambition.
What is most interesting to
the sociologist in Mr. Moses' ac
count of his travels is his im
pression that “there are more
men for Henry Ford whole
heartedly than for any
other man in the coun
try. His support is not
rganized.” If he takes the Farm.
er-Labor nomination, he will
raise cain with the Republican
Party, and the election may
have to be made by the House of
Representatives. All this is
speculation that has been made
before, an ancient guess. But
if, as others have said before
Senator Moses, Mr. Ford is “the
most popular man in the coun
try,” what can keep him from
nomination for President, nomi
nation not by a third but by a
major party ? As Artemus Ward
would put it, Mr. Ford has no
principles. He is in the automo
bile business. If the manufact
urer of chicken-killers is regard
ed by multitudes of Americans
as the supreme evidence of
statesmanship and qualification
for the Presidency; if millions of
Americans are in such a state of
primitive culture that they re
gard him as a potent magician
on land, on water and in the air,
the fact ought to be made known
and registered authoritatively.
There has been much complaint
about intelligence tests. The
vote for Mr. Ford for President
would be a remarkabl and an
authentic intelligence test.—The
New York Times.
FARM NOTES FOR
HALIFAX COUNTY
By W O. DAVIS. Ccvrly Ag* rt,
Wei on, N. C.
On account of rush of Fair
work we were unable to prepare
news notes for Saturday. Octo
ber loth.
The team sent from Halifax
County Pig Clubs to the State
Fair this week showed w>■,I by
winning 1st place in Pig Club
Demonstration, and also sweep
stakes in dem r strati' rs of! .y's
club work f. r r> - stc'e at l-.rgt.
This t'i -Z-- \s as a silver iuvinc
cup. Members ot this team were
Frank Taylor, Percy Crawley,
Charlie Liles, and Wilbert Wil
liams. All of these are members
of the Aurelian Springs Pig Club
and arc members of Aurelian
Springs school.
This is the season for selecting
seed corn. Seed corn should be
selected in the field and not in
the barn just before planting time
as most farmers do it. Seed corn
shbuld also come-from stalks
where the fodder has not been
pulled. Select ears from stalks
producing two good average size
ears under average conditions.
Note the position of the ears on
the stalk, amount of shuck, how
the shuck covets the tip of the
ear. and the length of the shank.
Allow these ears to thoroughly
mature on the stalk and then
store in a place protected from
rats. If you can do no better sack
the corn and hang it by ropes
from rafters of the barn until you
have time to go over it carefully
shucking it out and selecting best
ears for seed. If you want more
detailed information or want help
in selecting seed corn see or write
me.
Mrs. John Myrick of Littleton
R. F. D. sent an exhibit of Rose
Comb brown leghorns to ' State
Fair winning three first place and
twj seconds.
It is not too late yet to get in
oats to help out a short corn crop,
nor too late for oats and vetch to
help out a short hay crop.
Three
Corner Lots
On Hamilton Street i
90'xl40'
desirably located for S
sale at a bargain
Apply
Herald Office
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THE HOODOO TABLE
By LILLIAN M. ROYCE
I®. 1323, by McClure Macrspaper Syndicate.)
CHARLES HENRY, emerging from
the kitchen of the Elite restau
rant. nearly dropped his tray. The
Hendersons, the ideal couple whom
he was always quoting to his fiancee,
Estelle, as an example of happy mar
ried life, were quacrellng!
His experiment had worked only too
well. He was convinced now that the
little table for two in the corner ex
erted a mysterious influence over the
patrons who occupied It. Ever since
Its installation, two days before, the
married couples who sat there had ar
gued bitterly all through luncheon.
This extra table had been placed be
fore a single window at the back, look
ing out upon a row of small shops. It
was to be used during the noon rush
and had been assigned to Charles
Henry In addition to his other duties.
The first day, Monday, Charles was
sadly puzzled. No matter how good
the food he brought, or how good
service he gave, every married couple
who occupied that little table went
through a certain routine. The wife
would glance out of the window, say
something to her husband, and the war
would be on. She was not always the
victor, but in most cases she won out
and would exit with a triumphant air,
followed by a scowling husband who
almost always neglected to leave a tip.
Mr. Henderson, coming In with his
business partner, enjoying his lunch
eon, and leaving a liberal tip, caused
the only bright spot In an otherwise
gloomy noon.
Tuesday a young couple who had
been there once or twice before spied
the little table and sat down. Charles
was Interested to see what effect be
ing placed at the little table would
have upon this pair of turtle doves,
and when he returned with their or
ders both were too busy arguing to
do Justice to the meal. The young
husband appeared very much upset
and had rather a frightened look. It
was plain Mrs. Newlywed had won
the day. No tip.
This was getting serious. As soon
as Charles found an opportunity after
the luncheon customers had gone, he
sat down at the table, which was the
only way ope could look down Into
the street; but the afternoon sun was
shining and only a row of prosaic
awnings met his searching gaze. What
ever it was, he thought, it only af
fected the married couples, for he re
membered when a young man and
woman, clerks in a near-by office and
obviously only friends, had sat there.
The girl had begun s lively conver
sation, but happening to look out of
the window, became so absorbed that
the young man had said Jokingly: “I'm
here, you know!" She had smiled at
that and resumed the conversation, but
her eyes would stray to the window.
The young man had looked out and
remarked: "Well, ef course I cannot
hope to compete with a—.** Here
Charles was called by another cturtom
er, and missed the words that might
have explained everything. The map
had glvan Charles a liberal tip, and
tha two had gone out, still on moit
friendly terms.
Charles had decided that he would
go through that back street after work
that ulght, but he was late, and a
street' cay Just pasetaf, he swung
aboard. Tims enough fo investigate
later.
And this w%s Wednesday noon. Mr.
Henderson had come to With his wus
and Charles had deliberately led them
to the mysterious table. Would the
spell work on s devoted couple like
the middle-aged Hendersons, who
never quarreled and, Indeed, never
argued, even about the orders, and ;
always seemed to appreciate both the .
food and Charleg devoted service?
It most certainly would and had I
As Charles came through the swinging
door, he saw Mr. Henderson, red-faced
and angry, arfutof with hts wife, who
sat, white bnt determined. - looking
longingly out t*« window. Neither
•te a great deah and they sooa left j
For the first tfcna to years ao tip :
lay beside Mr. Henderson's plate, j
Something muet be done. The extra
table made more work, and with no
tips and the mysterious effect upon
fc]fl_j>etron* Chnriag was becoming
•farmed.
That night being his night off he
called on Estelle and told her of the
hoodoo table and the spell It cast. He
suggested that she come In the next
day with her sister and perhaps she
could solve the mystery.
“If you succeed,” he said rashly, “I’ll
make you a present of anything you
wish.”
Thursday the two girls came early
and seated themselves at the little
table. When Charles brought their or
ders he said: “Have you discovered
anything?"
On the pretense af having the win
dow opened Estelle rose from her chair
and Charles sat for a moment in her
place. The awnings across the street
were up now and, looking down where
Estelle directed, Charles saw a win
dow filled with attractive hats. In
the center, below the name ‘‘Madame
Ellse,” was a large placard:
“BARGAINS IN IMPORTED.
MILLINERY.*'
“And the present!" faltered Charles,
but alas, he already knew too well
what the answer would be.
"Why. one of madame's hats, of
gourse.” chirped Estelle, and the hoo
doo table had added another male vic
tim, this time a single one, to its list
of victims.
BILLY RESCUES
By MOLLIE MATHER
(©, 1923, Western Newspaper Union.)
I KNOW this story does uot place
Billy in a very good light, but there
is a saying that "the end justifies the
means." He Is my churn's fiance and
whenever any of the girls want a
favor we feel free to ask Billy.
Judith Warrington, my chum, is not
the least bit jealous, because she
knows she couldn’t have reason.
Billy Blair is honest and true.
Judie herself is a dear, and we
made her home our headquarters. You
could drop In at any time and find a
welcome from Judie and her father.
Judlt* just remembers her mother,
who died when Judie was a little
tiling. But the picture of her that
hangs In Mr. Warrington’s library
makes you feel sorry all over again
thut sucli h sweet mother might not
have lived to bring up her daughter.
Of course pone of us ever thought
Mr. Warrington would think of taking
another wife—especially after all the
years. But as mother says, you never
can tell. And even when .Judies fa
ther began inviting Elanor Forest to
Judie s parties, we never for a moment
supposed he could have a personal In
terest:
Elanor Forest was delightful to me
until my cousin Rolf, who lives with
us, got to taking her around. Rolf
said 1 was jealous, but be changed his
opinion when Elanor turned her at
tention to Burns Holden. Then when
she was introduced to Mr. Warrington
at the club where Burns Holden plays
golf, and Burns told her boastfully
how rich Mr. Warrington was. Elanor
looked up Innocent as peaches and
asked, as If she was interested on
Judie's account—"And he never mar
ried, did he Mr. Holden, after Judith's
mother died?"
“No,” Burns assured her, "Mr. War
rington Is still a widower."
I wasn't a bit surprised >vhen I saw
Mr. Warrington teaching Elanor to
play golf. But Judle was surprised.
And when her father spent his eve
nings seated at Elnnor’s side In the
garden, apart from others, and drove
her alone to her stopping place, Judle
could not contradict the people who
insisted that Mr. Warrington was seri
ous in his attentions—Elanor had told
, them so.
in ink, Juaie said to me sorrow
fully. "of that Insincere—oh. of that
girl In my dear mother's place."
T couldn’t think of it—It made me
angry. And Elanor already was wear
ing the triumphant air of the victor.
We talked it over with Billy one
evening when Elanor had gone to
Cedar Point for two weeks, and Mr.
Warrington was driving out there
every other night.
“That man," said Billy determined
ly, “should he rescued. She’s dangling
Holden In the offing, in case the richer
one eludes her purpose.”
“Oh, dear,” remarked .Tudle again,
"I can't help seeing right into my poor
father’s disappointed future.”
“Disappointed is mild," said Billy,
“make It tormented future. Elanor Is
an Inevitable flirt.”
Suddenly he turned and looked up
at Judie. “Dear." Billy asked, "how
much do you trust me? Enough to
spare me at Cedar Point for a week,
and allow me to mingle there with the
fair?"
There was an odd expression In
Billy's eyes -sympathy, perhaps anger.
But .Tudle was not engaged to him
without reason. “I’ll spare you, Billy,”
she replied, unquestioning.
“I’d like to drive out to Cedar with
you. Mr. Warrington," Billy said one
night. “I’ve a confession to make re
garding n young woman to whom you
may later hear I have been attentive.
I do not want you to think me disloyal
to Judith. Elanor Forest Is accustomed
to much masculine attention, and so
when we drove to the city club, or
danced at Wlnden Point It was at her
own suggestion, and with Judle’s con
sent. Burns Holden. I tl Ink. Is the
more favored among Elanor** ad
mirers.”
‘‘Elanor Forest?” Mr. Warrington
Interrupted brusquely. "Is ther* not
some mWake? Elanor Forest, who
hRS been our guest here?”
You could tell from the words and
the astonished tone that Elanor had
told .Tudie’s father a different story.
"We will see her together. If yon
drive me with you to Cedar. Mr. War
rington," Hilly answered quietly.
T think It dawned on Elanor’s el
derly lover then that Billy's confession
had Its purpose. Silently lie motioned
toward his waiting car and the two
drove on to Cedar. Judie and I sat
until very late awaiting their return.
"It seems terribly unkind,” said the
tender heart of Judith, ‘‘to steal a
march on one like that.”
"Better than ha\e that mercenary,
deceitfnl person steal your father’*
happiness," I answered. The car drove
In just as Judie and I had decided to
retire. Billy enme first s
"It’s all right," he said, "our friend
did not await my Introduction. She
burned her bridges behind her.’
“So. you two were acquainted all
tlie time.” she greeted. "Mi*. Holden
has just told me of Mr. Flair’s en
gagement to your daughter. Mr. War
rington.”
Then the little lady saw theYflsilln
simiment in Mr. Warrington's stern
I gir/.e. "Mr. Holden and I," she
added boldly, "are very good friends.”
When wp went down to the library
.Turtle's father was standing before the
lovely p- rfralt of her mother—and T
| pony not help hut think there was re
lief and po.me In the smile he gave u*.
Dressy Crepe Overblouse
Silk crepe, in two colors, started this
dressy overblouse on its bright career
| >ind nr . siy].- features contributed to
its triumph. They appear In the nar
row vte and treatment of ornamen
tal itch.tv and embroidery which
elaborates the eloign.

Right now you are at the
productive age of life - the
time when you should lay
aside something to insure
comfort and happiness lor you and
your loved ones m later years.
We will gladly help you get an ac
count started and aid it to grow by
paying 4 per cent intetest on your
yearly balance.
We Pay 4% on Savings
The First National Bank
of Roanoke Rapids
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Member oj the Federal Reserve System
W. T. COUNC1LL, Prea. S. F. PATTERSON, V-Prea. T. W. M. LONG, V.-Prea. S< Cashier
R. L. COOPER, and G. W. EATON, A*a. Cashiers ^

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