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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY The Herald Publishing Co., Inc. j. 1. St a in rack . . Editor S inscription *2 0“ a Year in Advance TELEPHONE 70 * in ered as •second ( ih.-i- Mhihi A | i .dll, (*' the Po**l I'' - Ht lioHivn e , input*, XJortl *ri 1 "H. •: 1- A-' f Vlnn-h 1-7W Ai .runtriiiini'm • tii* should ie addressed to the Herald Publishing Cv. Persons wishing return of . - n. m st all cases enclose stamps. All chi us of lliari-s. rcsnl lions * : re pect. etc., etc., win be charge i : > at the rate of ten cents ner line. Cn-h must a c «.npany arti-ue i i a . ■ •- x eept where customer has reguar m touni. No insertions nade for less han 25 cents. Friday, February S, 19 24 Arstomys Monax is just showing horse sense. In other words, Mrs. Bouehel is one who claims to have gotten a kiek out si Coeal Cola. Th .• administration motor seem to 1. * throwing oil. And the'*e are i rood many t‘ u’ p'u. s. “Tw.in - si.dk 1 in m;ow drifts in V. .or, kg while Michigan re ports C.tali :es from sleet”— r no groun i hog, this is the Climate. We xpect the German govern ment which refused to half mast its flag for Woodrow Wil- i son Jefelt that it had done enough when it hauled it down ' aUortgi, r for Woodrow \viF<u: militant. W;g- a Li utenant Govern*t fighti; g mspeivuely to keep out of jaii for bustin’ a bank, we North Carolina democrats at least can't got as rank as we’d i like in iur condemnation of1 Sena or- Fad. Another lei tin*' of contracts; for highway.; ami yet not; an I or Halifax ci rot y. How ; ny, how long, before we are to yet our share of the sixty five mhii ■: .. .. dollars voted for good ro..d . . Scotiand Neck! Comm . .Suppose we sub mit this problem to Einstein? We are printing on this page a poem—as m hr holy as ft is j triiih: . ;u .e ■ , i.y a friend whose heart vrus my. bed by the; acc-Lir u t ,h sentiments! therein v ;e scd and whofel!— correctly a it happened-—-that its tenor would awaken an an-1 swering chord in our breast.. We pass it. on to the rest of the ready if tin - column who are! afflicted with cars. Piirty and ( orruption All the Washington correspon dents remarked on the extra ordinary air of depression which pervaded both the Senate and House during the session on Friday. Pai 'tisan taunts cea? ed. Recriminations between Demo crats and Republicans died out, as the statements of Mr. Doheny before the S ".ate investigating committee showed how wide spread had been the suspicious use of his money, and how the ramifications of the oil scandal had penetrated both parties. Nor, it may be hoped, was the feeling of Coi ress i imply that partisan accusations werd no longer in place; deeper and more disquieting must have been the! sense of public calamity and i national disgrace. In the pres-: ence of such a shame, silence and averted faces well became Congress.. It was inevitable that there should have been attempts to make party capital out of the; shocking revelations. To do that j is the first impulse of politicans. They give it up only when they find out that it is impossible to strike a balance between parties. But what they ought to perceive is that they have to do with men who have not only struck reckless and terrible blows at popular confidence in the integ rity of public officials, but >VAY3 AN ll PUPATION LDN€0)[LN i —... have also been disloyal end dangerous to their A R an or a 'em t:.; who has been honored : ,1 !: ;i • • d by his party is guilty ut t! .i !e meannt a, an 1 o oniv .'.in ; a’mo;t treasonable [ hen he a i as to bring re osi h upon it. No eampaig: barge can ba so deadly to . .• that i.f proved iorrup tion. O.iur issues sink out o . eh: vv'e n it van be .- town tha • ml: e .: m. n have been guilt . i ing olH< ial position: or a- il 1 : j-ivate ga and htivi been indignantly exp Her , rom party emmcils. This is the Teat reason why both parties w be 1 it to 1 a their first duty ■ purge them -elves of ever; mu: who has abused his high t-U't. Let there i e no mistake about his. The rank and file of each a nt •on tuition. It will dtmand that .•very scoundrel, known to be uch by the public, be driver. . Th instinct of all parties is o in.-ist. up! n parity in public into an - . ibsolutely con. If this requires a lot oi ■ubiic scrubbing of those whc .aw besmirched themselves and heir party, the disagreeable pro ess must nevertheless be gone : through. No party can hold up its heal if it condones even the suspii inn of corruption in its re presentative members. In the nature of the ease the heavi st responsibility rests upon i President Coolidge. He is the iuilar leader of his party. More hnportant than that, he is the hief Magistrate of the United states. The duty which he owe p irt v i- not slight. B 'in. he just an ! tenacious man hi he would . corn to think of the ffect of the scandal upon hi; '•• n po'itieal fortune. First of al! e would rank the need of leansing his party from iniqui y, no matter whom it may ominate for the Presidency. But far above such eonsidera ions stands his obligation as one wvorn to enforce the laws and to guard official morals, to omit no I j act necessary to expose and | uinish every man in the service I >f the Government, or who has ought to tamper with it, guilty 1 'f fraud upon the people. Mr. oolidge has assured the country of his .nrelenting purpose to . pursue this task to the very end. i lie asks for help in driving every orrupting influence out of pub tic life and he will have it so ng as he clings without waver j ng to his announced purpose It is a great public labor to which j he has set his hand, and Con fess and the er*i country are i ailed upon patriotically to i sustain him in all his efforts to restore the trust of Americans in their public men. Once more we must stress the evil which has been wrought by men of great riches like Mr. Doheny, who have been so dull and callous in regard to the ef fect of their financial methods. They drag down the fair name of public men before whom they hold up money lures. They do what they can to break down the faith of the people in the honesty of Government officials. They create and foster suspicion, and give fresh currency to the cynical saying that every man has his price. Moreover, in their blindness they do injury to the ve ry prop rty interests with which they are identified. Their corporate enterprises. even when perfectly legitimate, have : et n placed by their course un der a severe handicap. It will be iifiicult for them hereafter to get fair play, even when they de serve it. Everybody working for them as executives or lawyers will t'e 1 that he has something 1 ii live down. Other corporations will !if brought into ei hurra, s unt. may suffer injury, in msequence of the loose and l.avish expenditures in which [Air. Doheny saw no wrong. 1 here was. however, an incal culable wrong. It was a great • rong to the nation, to the standards of otfiiai life, to the convictions of the American people, and to all men immersed in large affairs. Now the sole 'hing left for Congress and the Administration and party i mana; ers i - t > admit this truth.' even it means repentance in dust and ashes for some, and then to cize upon the whip of small ords to drive every hucksterer »ut of the temple of American i berty.—New York Times. . AUTO AMERICA My auto, 'tis of thee, short road to poverty — of thee I chant. : I blew a pile of dough on you three years ago; now you re fuse to go - or won't or can’t. Through town and countryside you were my joy and pride, a happy day. 1 loved thy gaudy hue, thy nice white tires new; but you’re down and out for true, in every way. To thee old rattle box, come many bumps and knocks; for thee I grieve. Badly thy top is torn; frayed are thy seats and worn; the whooping cough affects thy horn I do believe. Thy perfume swells the breeze while good folks choke and wheeze, as we pass by. I paid for thee a price, ‘twould buy a mansion twice; now everybody’s yelling ‘TCE,” 1 wonder why. Thy motor has the grip, thy spark plug has the pip, and woe is mine. I, too. have suffered chills, fatigue and kindred ills, en deavoring to pay my bills since thou wert mine.. Gone is my bankroll now, ‘twould no more choke a cow, as once before. Yet, if I had the mon', so help me John—amen,, I’d buy a car again and speed some more. For Hot Weather. Recording thermometers for regis tering maximum temperatures up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit are In use at some of the United States weather bureau stations In the desert region* of southeast California. FARM NOTES FOR HALIFAX COUNTY By W. O DAVIS. County Agent Wei on, N. C' When planning your fertili zer needs for 1024 remember to consider the fertilizer needs of your cotton under boll weevil eon ditions. Select your fertilizer so as to get a quick start with rapid growth, a medium size stalk, and early maturity. To ( produce these things we must | have a quickly available source i of nitrogen such as nitrate of soda to promote rapid growth and use only enough to give the medium size stalk with no lat ; growth. General recommenda- ; tions would be 3 to 5 per cent ] nitrogen depending upon thej natural fertility of the soil. The] largest percent of nitrogen ( should come from nitrate of] soda. Apply all nitrate either at , planting time or just after chop-1 ping. Late applications of soda I only produce boll weevil feed | late in the season sending large] numbers into hibernation in good condition. It also delays I maturity. On clay soils use 10 to 112 percent phosphate and on sandy soils use 8 to 10 percent. Liberal use of phosphates hast ens maturity which is an im portant factor in weevil control Recommendations for potash would be 3 to 4 percent on both sandy and clay soils, although ! sandy soils are usually more de-! ficient on potash. Potash pro- i duces hardiness in the plants1 and also controls rust. Fertilizers are bought by the i number of pounds of actual. plant food in the ton of material and for this reason it is always i cheaper to buy high grade fer-; tilizer in order to save freight, I hauling and distributing the “tiller" used in the low grade fer. tilizer thoroughly with the soil before planting so as to prevent damage to the seed by coming in contact with the raw fertilizer. Set all early hens that want to set. The early broilers are one of the best sources of profit from poultry. The Wntc We---' T! e ermine, or • h • .. tisel. Is the smallest of the f>:>• v .v <>rs found In North America I finest ermine fur comes from Itus- i and Siberia. Ir winter the an':: a! is s • nv white ex cept for a black tip i»n the end o» the tall. In summer it turns brown, and the brown fur is. for rids rea son, known on the market as “sun> mer ermine.” New Frankhn'te Deposit. An important discovery has recent ly been made in \ w Zealand in the fiord country of Southland. A de posit of fraukiinite, the zinc ore. which Is the same ore that is mined in large quantities in New Jersey, has been Identified by government udl cW* E y Line to Buck. In combating overweight, onp should realize that he may have whole gen erations of fat ancestors to buck against. Evolution. Aa soon aa a girl gets past the age of making faces at the hoys she start? la to make ayes at them.—Judga. Physical Culture. Howell—"Was Kmvell alive when : ihey found him In the well?” Powell ! —-Yes, it was a case of deep breath ing.” Reindeer in U. 3. An attempt is being made to raise reindeer on a commercial scale in the Unfed States. Narcotics Do Not Curo. Taking narcotics to roller* headache and other pains of the body Is Itke cutting the wire to stop the hurg'ar alarm. The cause of the pain goes merrily along its mischievous way In the one case while the thief con tin •jea happily to pillage in the othefi Oats ef Warning. Th# Long Inland railroad, la IMS thn first to In r 'd ire la th# I’n'ted States the Mark and white «rr'fw*d railroad rate n*»w generally n* 'd an a means of wnrn'ng auto l ohlMsts and others of railroad rross Inga. THE UNIVERSAL CAR Forecasting A Tremendous Spring Demand 739,626 more Ford care and trucks were pro duced last year than the previous year, an increase of over 50 per cent. In spite of this tremendous increase in production, it was impossible to meet delivery requirements during the spring and summer months when orders for 350,000 Ford Cars and Trucks could not be filled. „ This year winter buying for immediate delivery lias been more active than ever before—and in addition 200,000 orders have already been booked through the Ford Weekly Purchase Plan for spring delivery. These facts clearly indicate that the demand during this spring and summer will be far greater than ever, and that orders should be placed immediately with Ford Dealers as a means of protection against delay in securing your Ford Car or Truck or Fordson Tractor. A Mall dcpofel doom. with easy Bi|MNi <d the balance emaf H, at you* enrol 1mm uadm the Ford Weekly Purchase Plan, will put jour order on the preferred Ifel tor *ria« delivery. See the Nearest Authorizes Ford Dealer A Business Bank For Business Farmers This is a message for business farmers - for those progressive crop and cattle raisers who know that to get profits from farming there muSt be knowledge not only of crops, but of m .rkets, of prices, of soil treatment, of other factors. This bank’s primary objed is to help farmers of this sedion to prosper. Our complete banking facilities and our depend able sources of information valuable to farmers are at your disposal. We’ll be glad to serve you. We Pay 4% on Savings *■ The First National Bank of Roanoke Rapids Member oj the Federal Reserve System W. T COUNCI LL, Prefl. S. F PATTERSON v'-Pre*. T. « M. LONG. V.-Pre« G. W. EATON. Cuhier R. L. COOPER. Air Cutset