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HERTFORD COUNTY'S ONLY NEWSPAPER A PAPER WORTH WHILE NOT A BALKER, BUT A PU SHER
VOLUME X. (ONE SECTION) AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1919. (EIGHT PAGES) No. 13.
AHOSKIE VOTED FOR WATER AND SEWERAGE
Voters of Aho?kie Cast Their
Ballots for Water and
VOTE WAS 109 FOR BONDS;
AND 30 AGAINST BONDS.
Lively Interest Taken in the
Result of Election By
' All Voters.
Ahoskie voted for waterworks and
sewerage Tuesday; and the voters
tumbled over themselves to see who
could be the first to reach the palls
and help make these modern necesi
ties assured realities for the town
of Ahoskie. Before twelve o'clock
the necessary eight-nine voters (a ma
jority ot fhe quolified voters of the
town) had already cast their ballots
for water. One of the judges re
merked to the others that by dinner
time, the one hundred mark would
have been reached. True to his pre
dictions, as the Registrar was munch
ing his lunch, the one hundreth man,
Mr. R. F. Overton walked in and cast
the ballot that made an even hundred
for water and sewerage. The final
count was 109 for bonds and 3o vo
Many of the opponents of the bonds
realizing their utter rout, were con
spicous on account of their abse ic ?
from the voting booth, preferring rath
er than catsing a ballot, the failure
to exercise his right of citizenship.
About thirty voters residing in the
town failed to vote; but, nevertheless,
the vote cast on Tuesday was the lar
gest ever polled in Ahoskie.
Many interesting incidents took
place about the voting boths that
served to help keep the poll holders
from falling asleep on the job, that
is, during the early hours of voting.
For instance, one man requested the
poll holders to keep "mum" as to
how he voted, saying that he had
friends on both sides; another refus
ed to go out of the building via the
rear door, stating that he was not
taking any dictations from the poll
holders, and, saying, as he walked
out the front door with a flushed
face, "law or no law, I am going out
the front door." These and kindred
incidents filled the early part o? the
day with enough excitement to keep
up interest. Plenty of argument pro
and con took place on the streets
during the entire day. However, H
was good natured argument, and on
ly mt or two bitter opponents of
t()? J^pndi allwed their temper to get
tfajipper hand of their better jud.
ffro large landowners opponents
le measure, made quick real as
sales on that day, preferring to
their property rather than be for
ced to pay the additional taxea on
acount of the isuance of bonds.
Their offers to sell were quickly
"grabbed at," and they did aot have
the glighest trouble in disposing* of
some of the best property in town.
All in all, Tuesday was a stood day
for Ahoslde; and an overwhelmingly
large majority of the citizens of the
town are Mill jubilant over the re
sults of the elction for bonds to in
stall a system of waterworks.
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Virginia-Carolina Peanut Grow
era Association to Meet
DATE OF MEETING HAS
BEEN - POSTPONED.
Peanuts Expected to Bring A
Good Price in The En
The folowing circular letter has
been mailed out by the Virginia-Caro
lina Peanut Growers Association:
Richmond Va? July 7, 1919.
The meeting of the Virginia-CaroL.
| ina Peanut Growers Association call
ed for July 19 to perfect the organiza
tion of the proposed peanut exchange
for Virginia and North Carolina has
been postponed from July 10 to some
date the last week in August, the ex
act date not being yet fixed.
In some sections farm work has
been so much delayed that the offi
cers of the Association have felt that
it would be better to postpone the
meeting until a later date. Special
efforts are being made to put on an
uiiuau?iijr interesting program for
this meeting of the Association.
The peanut growers are greatly
pleased in that Congress has given
recognition to the peanut industry
by making a special appropriation
for a news market service. The in
dications are now that the peanut 1
market for 1?18 will be cleaned up
before the 1919 crop is harvested, so1
the growers are confidently expecting
a favorable market for the coming
Since May 1, the membership of
the peanut growers association has
grown from less than 100 members
to about four hundred members.
While there has been no active can
vass for stock (or the exchange yet,
selling of subscriptions and there is
but little doubt that the organization
of the exchange will be fully perfect
ed at the August meeting.
Very truly yours, j
Geo. M. Inman, Secreatry. (
This paper will, in a subsequent
issue, carry the announcement of an
: important meeting to be held at Ahos
kie, some time in the near future.
Mr. H. J. Vann, of Como, is in charge
of the arrangements for this meet
; ing. It will be of interest to all far
| merg in this section to watch for the
ICE CREAM FOR THE HOT DAY.
One-half box gelatin*.
One gal. milk.
One pound sugar.
Flavoring aa desired.
Melt gelatine in warm water, add
sugar and atir until dissolved; then
pour into the milk and freeze. If
condensed milk ia used no sugar is
needed. The "Pet Brand" of con
densed milk should be used with the
Eagle or other brands of milks in or
der to have a smoother, velvety
cream. Freeze!?Mrs. H. B. Knox,
Winton Community CM).
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| VERSAILLES PALACE FROM THE ORANGERY
i View of the palace of VerouiUea, taken from tile orangery. This la where the formal geealong of the peace con
green will be held and the treaty Rlgued.
WHAT U. S. CONGRESS
IS DOIHG THIS WEEK
RESUME OF WHAT CON
GRESS IS DOING NOW.
President Will Address The
Senate on Thursday of
(From the ^V*>hington Post)
Members of the Senate and House
began returning to Washington yes
terday (Sunday) preparatofry to
, the reconvening tomorrow of Congres
'after a week's Fourth of July recess.
The appearance of President Wilson
before the Senate Thursday, at which
time he will lay before the body the
German peace treaty and the Fran
co-German agreement, and considera
tion by the House of war-time prohi
bition enforcement legislation are
expected to qutrank anything else
before Congress within the next fort
The address to be made by the
President in presenting the treaty is
| awaited with interest by bot hthe ad.
i vocates and opponents of the Lea
'gue of Nations covenant. The tre
aty as well as the Franco-German
| agreement will probably be referred j
; to the foreign relations committee. I
; No plan for consideration of the
i treaty has been announced by the
' committee, but the committee will
probably make an exhaustive study '
of the document and various related j
| subjects. It has been intimated that I
j the committee would hold hearings.
1 Some Senate leaders have expressed
i the belief that President Wilson j
| might appear before the committee
or at an executive session of the
Senate to explain various portions
of the treaty and league covenant.
The House is expected to take up le
gislation to arm the Government in
its enforcement of the war-time pro
hibition immediately on convening
Tuesday. The judiciary committee
which recently reported to the House
a bill in three parts providing lor the
enforcement of both war-time and
constitutional prohibition and regu
lating the mantftactnre of alcohol for
commercial purposes, may hold a
Continued on page five.)
1EW ATHELETIC HEAD ,
FOR STATE COLLEGE
"BILL" FETZER IS NEW
STATE COLLEGE COACH.
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He I? Recognized a? One of
The Best College Coach
in United State*.
West RMeigh, July 1ft?William
McK. Fetzer has been secured as an
all-year around athletic director ot
the North Carolina State College,
according to an announcement made
by Professor Satterfleld, faculty ath
letic director. To the follower of
college athletics in the state it is
needles to say that Coach Fetzer is
the responsible party for the phe
nomenal succeases of the Davidson
College teams for the past five years.
Coach Fetzer graduated from Da
vidson in 1906, after having made a
reputation as a crack athlete on the -
"Wild Cat" teams. He then went
to Fishburoe Military Academy as
athletic director where he remained
fpr six years. Staunton Military
Academy then secured his services
for one year, at the end of which
time he returned to Fishburne for
one year. In January ,1916, David
son College, having seen.the growing
success of Fetzer as a coach made j
claims on him, a nd there he has re
mained until the present time, fil
ling in his summers at Camp Sap
phire, which he has been sucegsfully
operating for boys at Brevard, N. C.
A clipping from the Atlanta Jour
nal says of a Fetzer team: "T:he
team often loses but it is never de
feated." "Tig the fighting team that
when downed, won't stay down."
Morgan Blake of Atlanta, said, "We
desire here and now to claim the
lightweight championship of the
world for the Davidson Wild Cats.
No team ever put forth in these Un
ited States of the same weight could
ever get the verdict over that flock
of wild men from North Carolina."
?And, we believe Mr. Blake.
The Davidsonian says: "Various
and sundry reason* have been given
for Davidson's successes?to ssvc
time and trouble?the real reason
the best team in the United States
Davi4gon claims the beat cocah?and
ia prepared to back her claim. We
firmly believe that if our 'Coach Bill'
had-the material, coupled with the
financial backing neoeanary, he could
turn out a machine that would al
moit tear up the Hindenburg line,
and make end run* to Berlin. We
Continued on page five.)
A MOBILE SCHOOL
BAPTIST SCHOOL TO BE
'HELD IN MURFREESBORO.
Baptists Will Mobolize That
The World May Be
They are called mobile schools be
cause they are movable, and tecause
they are mobilizing the Baptist people
of North Carolina for action in the
great day that ia now breaking upon
During the third week in this o
nth these Mobile Schools in North
Carolina al running at the same tim?
from the mountains to the ocean.
Among these forty mobile schools
the one that is ofpeculiar interest to
the Baptists of this section, is to be
in session at Murfreesboro, N. C.,
The faculty and students of this
school are as follows: Dean, N. H.
Shepherd; Sunday Schools, J, H. Bar
nes; The Atonement, W. H. Hollo
man; B. Y. P. U., H. G Bryant; Stew
ardship and Misions, P. A. Under
wood; Bible, J. W. Downey; Preach
er, J. E. Kirk; Host, J. W. Whitley.
Five days of intensive drill will be
done in this mobile school. It is ex
pected that at least two members
from each Baptist Church in this
lection of the State will be in atten
dance at this school. Entertain
ment will coat you four dollars.
This Mobile School work is a new
line of work in the churches, it show
insr how the christian denominations
are mobilizing and drilling for the
conquest of the world. Our crowds
must be made into mission armies
now, or what haa been gained in this
great war will be lost.
TO BE SOLD TO ,
Department of Agriculture
Aiding School* in The
MANY SCHOOLS ARE
List of Approved Picture# Can
Be Secured From The
Raleigh, July 9? Many public
schools of the State are taking ad
vantage of the opportunity offered
them by the State Department of
Agriculture to purchase beautiful
pictures for the school room. Sup
erintendent R. W. Itley of Sampson
County has just placed an order for
fourteen of the public schools of his
county, and several others report
that they have 6n hand their share
of the money necessary to buy some
of these pictures under the co-op
erative plan outlined in the April
1919, bulletin by Dr. Clarence Poe
of the State Board of Agriculture.
While Sampson's order is proba
bly the largest yet received, and the
fourteen schools the largest number
of schools in any one county to take
advantage of the proposition, yet all
sections of North Carolina are rep
resented m the applications for aid
now coming to the Department.
The gist of the mater is that a
one teacher school raising $5 or
more for buying pictures from the
officially approved list, may get $5
from the Department, while, for two
teacher schools, the Department du
plicates amount# up to $10, and for
three teacher schools up to $15.
Reproductions of the score of the
great masterpieces of art recommen
ded for purchase by the schools ap
pear in the April bulletin, 'Great
Picture and Good Books and Bul
letins: How to Get Them to rCoun
try Schools and Homes." This pub
lication gives full information on how
to get pictures for the country school
and also tells how to get traveling
libraries .package libraries, debate
libraries and bulletins of State and
National Departments of Agriculture.
A free topy oI this handsomely
illustrated 48-page bulletin will b?
sent to any North Carolinian send
ing a request to the Agricultural
Editor, Stats Department of Agri
culture, Raleigh, N. C.
AULANDER DEFEATS AHOSKIE
The Aulander baseball team again
demonstrated its superiority over the
local ball team, when on the Ahoskie
grounds, in a game played Tuesday
afternoon, the score stood seven to
one, with Aulander on the long end.
Neither side did much batting, and
but for erros Aulander would not
have made the number of runs she
did. Only seven hits were garnered
off Copelapd. who pitched a good
game, holding the visitors well in
hand. Baiemore, pitching for Au
lander, allowed enly ftve hita, bat he
was given good support.
The looats prevented the visitors
from leaving a eampleta setting ef
goose cots In Uwir possession hy
scoring their laae tally la the elgtk.