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HERTFORD COUNTY'S ONLY NEWSPAPER f- A PAPER WORTH WHILE NOT A BALKER, BUT A PU SHER
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VOLUME IX. (THIRTY-TWO PAGES) ' AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1919. (FOUR SECTIONS) ' NUMBER 82.
THE HERTFORD COUNTY HERALD'S
TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TODAY
Herald Wu Founded Ten J
Years Ago By Mr. Sfaith, ?
Now Deceased. '
CIRCULATION LARGER '' 1
THAN EVER BEFORE ?
Office la Now* Equipped With
Most Modern Machinery and
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The Hertford County Herald ?u i
established as a home institution on '
February 25th, 1910 by Mr. Walter J
Glen Smith, at that time a buyer for ^
| the Imperial Tobacco Company. Mr. ,
Smith was a man of newspaper ex. j
perience, and from the start began ti ?
outfit an offico that was at that <j
time in keeping with other small c
newspaper offices. The initial equip- a
ment consisted of two small "Balti- e
more Jobbers," an old "Waahington i
Hand Press," a few stones, and sere- a
ral pounds of used body type, as well i
as used advertising and Job type. Aa >
' abundance of old stands also adorn- ?
ed the office. The first home of the ?
Herald wao in the eld Ahoskie pub- i
lie school boildmg, owned by Dr. X i
H.Xftcltell, and now ossd by the Ana i
of S. E. Vaughn and Bro., as a feed i
storage hobs*. *
Por almost fire years the .HeraU' t
was published in that office with prac- t
? tically the same equipment . as out- t
lined above The present editor first o
got the ink en his fmgera in this c
office, under the management of Mr.
Smith. Many summer days found the t
scribe on tr.is paper pulling that t
Washington Hand Preaa or using the li
ink rollers. It was also here that Mr. "
Vinson, Manager of this paper, first
entered the printing field, working P
for many years with the former ow- h
ner and editor. -* , t
The Herald grew rapidly, after a
first being establiahed; and, in a ?
short while after it began pabtica- r
tion was published in eight pages, f
seven column. However,' the manage- c
I ment of the paper had to strive hard t
and consistently to keep "heads up" (
01, the J 1 I", Mr.
tasith, jf \v, and
n the yen. $'? home
>u moved if con
'enient quart. _ irear of
he poetoffice?_ L o re u>*n
* longing to J. W. LfC^Only half
if the building was at 'that time oc
upied by tile Herald. X
Simultaneously with tbe moving of
he office, a new press was added to
he equipment?a "Cinncinatti Cy
inder," formerly used to print the
Graphic" at Rocky Mount.
During the whole of the time the
3r was edited by the founder,
power was used exclusively In
he office; and everything was "hand
et." During the tobacco season, Mr.
Smith wss away on some foreign
narket; leaving the business of the
laper to other hands. The present
nanager had charge ofthe paper for
he most part; others aiding were
Continued on page 5, this section.) j
ST. BE PUT THRU
[*his Action Taken at Meeting
of Town Council on Last
The plans of the Ahoskie 'Town
Council to extend Main Street East,
ritfch was published in tftg pa par
some tiire a70, although temporary
lalted by some misunderstanding
>etween them and the parties whose
ands is affected, will soon ba ear
ned out, according to action taken
it the meeting of the town commis
ioners which was held last Ifon
lay night At this meeting the land
iwners agreed to accept the propos
il of the city fathers, with a few
:oncessions. At all hazards the street
rill be opened to traffic, just as soon
is the business of moving the houses
iow situated in the line of the street
las been accomplished.
J. Roy Parker, Yoeman 2c, U.?. N. R. F. A* the Editor ap
! fw?il ? the N?ry uniform. Taken on the d*jr of his discharge
from the sot-rice.
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W. G. Smith, Founder' of the Hertford County Herald*
For almost six years sole owner and editor of the Herald.
A. CL SECTION
Waa Section Master of AuUw?
der Branch, Accident Hap
pened Near Earl?ys.
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UNCONSCIOUS WHEN IS
PICKED UP BY FORCE
Brought to Thu City and Was
Attended by Dr. P. H. Mit
chell, Carried to Rocky Ml.
Mr. G. C. Moore, section master of
the Aulander branch of the Atlantic
Coast Line railroad, was seriously and
perhaps fatally injured Tuesday af
ternoon, when he fell from a "pump
car" on which he was riding. At the
time the aeeident happened the car
was moving, at good speed, and the
injured man was on the front of the
car, helping "pump". The handle to
which he was holding and driving the
cat turned over, causing him to lose
his grip, and tumble off backwards
in front of the car. The car ran en
tirely over his body, doubling him up
aa it paused over. The car was derail.
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The car besides being loaded with
other members of the force contain
ed several kegs of spikes, weighing
several hundred pounds. This entire
weight passed over him. The accident
occurred near Earleys about the
Middle o fthe afternoon.
When he was picked up by other
members of the force he was uncon
acious. However, there was few out
side signs of injury, only an abra
sion here and there, the worst being
a cut on the left ear. He was picked
up by the local northbound freight
train, and brought to Ahoskie, wher
he was given medical attention. Dr.
P. H. Mitchell, who attended Mm,
stated that he found do sign* of bro
ken bones, but was unable to state
definitely the extent of his injuries
internally. He was taken to the Cos
Ljne hospital at Rocky Mount on
the 6 p. m. train Tueeday, at which
time he was resting somewhat easier, |
owing to'dose of morphine.
,ROAD TAX NOW DUE
The annual road tax for Winton
township is now due. Get your re
ceipt for' $8.00 before May lit, or
you are subject to six days work on
A. T. NEWSOMK^
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MEETING IS HELD
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All *hf Leaders of the DtfPar
ent Clubs Are Invited to
Hfyt in Winton
HOPES *OR THE CO
OPERATION OF PEOPLE
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Says H?r Feelings Are Hurt
When She Sees Paper Up
and Down the Street*
Winton, April 9.?There wai a
most interesting meeting held at the
office of the County Home Demon
strator, Miss Myrtle Swiedell, last
Monday. She had invited all the
leaders of the diffarent clubs to meet
with the Winton Club to discuss plans
for Clean-Up Week. Several good
suggestions were made and good
I suggestions wpre made and good talks
; along all lines of civic improvement.
Mi as Swindell wants and hopes for
a good co-operation by the people,
and hopes to get the town and coun
ty cleaner and more beautiful than It
has ever been.
She ?aid her reelings were run
when phe sees paper blowing up and
down the street, and finds tin cans
lying around. She say* the can "can",
but she cannot haul. So, let us gat
busy an dhelp her clean up.
H. W. and S. W. Greene and Ed
gar Powell attended Cemmisaionera
Court at Winton Monday.
Mr. .J P. Parker made a business
trip to Rich Square last Saturday.
School cloiad here last Friday.
Miss Sallie Early, of Hexelena,
spent from Friday until Monday
with Miss Bertia Powell.
Mr. T. E. Powall waa in Roxobel
a while Monday.
[ Miss Tillery, of Rhodes Place;
visited friends here laat week.
We are glad to see our boys com
ing back home from the camps, and
ovar saaa. Mr. S. C. Norria made his
I return last weak.
Our farmers are hurrying now to
gat their eropa in the ground.
The colored people are adding some
new none to their church building.
Wa hope the whitaa will follow soon.
MET ON LAST
Home Economic Clnb to Be
Combined With The Better
LADIES' ARE INTERESTED
IN CIVJC IMPROVEMENTS
Movement Being Fostered By
Our County Home Demon
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The Home Economics Clnb met in
connection with the Betterment Asso
ciation Wednesday of last week, at
which time ft was decided to com
bine the Clubs, calling it the Com
- These ladies are interesting them
selves in civic aad school improve
ments. At this meeting the club de
cided to ogmr a cash prise to lU lady
who has the best looking front porch
and yard in town this rummer, and it
is hoped that all will interest them
selves in this work, and make our
town more beaotifbl than ever.
This movement is being fostered
snd aided by our County Demonstra
tion Agent, Miss Swindell, who was
present at the meeting last week. She
has already organised several Com
munity Clubs in diqerent sections of
the county, and the work being done
by these clube are doing much to sti
mulate a community pride, and eivic
Since the spring weather has open
ed up snd the roads are again pass
able, Hiss Swindell, hopes to visit ev
ery section of the county and help
to put through a thorough organiza
tion throughout the entire county.
Owners of War Savings Stamps
have a definite stake in the nation
which make sfor practical, patriotic
Will Be One Third Larger Than
Any Other Warehouse in
This City. ^
WILL COST NEAR $12,000
FOUNDATION OF BRICK
Local Contractor Been Award
ed the Contract and Com#
pleted by July tBih. ~ ^
Despite forebodings to th contrary,
the new Farmers Tobacco War*,
house is now wider actual construc
tion. The-contract was let several
days ago, and since that time mater
ial for its construction has bsea
rapidly placed on the site, and the
work' of construction has now bagaa
in earnest The structure will be c
third larger than either of the et
her .houses here,. Its distensions being
72 by 260 feet.
The foundation of the building will
be constructed of brick, and the body
proper constructed of galvanised
iron, with a roofing of the very latest
material. Every improvement will fee
added to the building which will go
to make it one of the very best and
most susbstantial tobacco warehsa
sea in this section of North Carolina.
D. L. Thomas, a local contractor,
has been awarded the contract, sad
the price for construction will total
$12,000. The contract calls for ths
completion of the warehouse by July
15, snd those who are familiar with
the work of the contractor concur
with the assertion that the btdlder
will be ready for occupancy at that
time. By the opening of the tobacco
?eason everything will be in readi*
ness for the trade.
C. H. Phaup, who has been for
several years actively identified with
the local tobacco market, has been
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' Mr 1?
Private James Samuel Vinson, Manager of tk) Herald,
now of Mm 318th Field Artillery, ititioari at Bnw|w, Fr?rt
His dlviiion, the Slat, will sail for America some time thlg