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1ERTFORD COUNTY'S ONLY NEWSPAPER A PAPER WORTH WHILE NOT A BALKER, BUT A PUSHER
VOLUME X. (ONE SECTION) AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1919. (EIGHT PAGES) No. 14
UN ANNUAL MEET
?Miuionar Unions of Bertie
County Hold Their An
?MARS HILL CHURCH
PLACE OF MEETING.
I Good Program Was Carried
ou> and Large Attendance
Was on Hand.
. (Special to the Herald.) ?
Powellsville, July 10?It was an
I ideal day?July 9, 1919. The Old
Mars Hill Church was on "Dress pa
rade." They were on hand in full
force to greet and welcome the sis
ters from the other societies of Ber
tie County, all of whom were repre
sented except one, namely, Aulander.
And, in this connection, we will ny
the brethren were also on the ground
to welcome the visiting brethren,
who had come along to bring the
sisters. We will say further in this
connection that arrangements had
been madq for pastor Haight of
Windsor to preach to the men in
' the new school building. His sermon
was one of power and was a delight
to the crowd that packed in to hear
Mrs. W. G. White, President, was
at her place and presided with her
usual ease and dignity. The Secre
tary, Mrs. R. B. Lineberry was also |
present to keep the records straight, j
Mrs. L. H. Freeman, of Powells
ville, gave us a molt excelent paper
, on Personal Service. Mrs. N. S.
Godwin, of the Center Grove Society
gave us a paper on Essentials to Suc
cess in a W. M. S., which was both
helpful and instructive.
A Missionary Playlet by Mars Hill
girls stirred the hearts of all who
Little Miss Louise Ruffin DleaspH
? " "
the audience very greatly with a
beautiful recitation, which waa per
fectly splendid in manner and deliv
ery, aa did little Miss Vivian Wiggins
with her sweet singing.
Mrs. W. Mitchell, of Lewiston,
gave us a very strong and well pre.
pared paper on The Why and How
of Young Peoples' Socieities.
The congregation seemed profound
ly impressed by the devotional servi
ces both morning and afternoon,
conducted by Miss Lanie Belle Lee
ih the morning and Mrs. P. L. Raynor
in the afternoon.
We will just mention a few of the
, special augers and you can judge
how copiously and richly the program
was enlivened and sweetened with
Mrs. Shepherd was almost compel!
ed to take charge of the organ, and
she seemed tb be at her best, and
those who have heard her play know
what such a statement means.
Mesdames I. M. Brown and W.
J. Daniels, duet; Mr*. Effie Smith
and Miss Lizzie Miller, Pastor Shep
herd and J. H. Pearce ,mixed quar
tette; male quartette by Hoggard,
Pearce, Godwin and Godwin.
To the delight of us all the Lasai:
ter Brothers happened to b? present
and they, with Messrs. Hoggard and
Godwin, pleased us with several fine
The crowd yas variously estimated
at seven hundred to a thousond, and
notwithstanding* all that, the dinner
was abundant, and the people car
ried back home at least "twelve bas
(Continued on page four)
J. R. Vann, of Winton, Appoint
ed Welfare Officer for
ONLY ONE OTHER CAN
Some Miiunder?tand>ng as to
Method of Appointment
Creates High Tension.
The Hertford County Commission
ers and the Board of Education of
this County, in joint session, last
Monday, elected Mr. J. R. Vann, of
Winton, as Superintendent of Public
Welfare for the County of Hertford,
at an annual salary of eighteen hun
dred dollars. At the time Mr. Vann
was elected by the two boards, there
was only one other name before the
boards, that being Mr. AyG. Otwell
of Woodland, and principal of the
Onley High School at Menola. It
is not known at this time if Mr. Vann
will accept the position tendered htm.
Before the columns of this paper are
closed, however, a definite announce
ment can probably be made.
Mr. Vann is a highly esteemed
young man and a man embracing
many good and excelent qualities.
He has only recently returned fr?m
service with the United States Army
overseas, having been assistant cash
ier of the Merchants and Farmers
Bank, of Winton, prior to his en- J
trance into the service. Those fa
miliar wiffi Mr. Vann, and knowing
his admirable fitness for the position
hope that he will accept the position
which will mean so much to the wel
fare of the entire county.
gwuiv iioii?ML-w>-KOoanes?, genuine
politics is wrapped up in the story
of the sleection of this important
officer for Hertford County; that is,
politics played a large part in the
way the election did NOT turn out
Things that have happened in connec
tion with the selection of a man to
fill this place Chat have set the ton
gues agog. For, the editor of this
paper was politely informed as he
alighted from an automobile in Win
ton Monday that there would be
' "news a-plenty" to take back to
On Monday, July 7, the Chairman
of the County Board of Education
and the Chairman of the Board c
Commissioners, themselves in session,
without the knowledge of the other
members of the two boards, appoint
ed to that position Mr.* L. C.' Will
iams, an attorney of Ahoskie. How
ever, the law creating the office of
Welfare Officer states plainly that
the two boards must meet in joint
session before 15th of July, and ap
point a Public Welfare Officer. It
was this point of law that made this
i appointment null sind void, necssital
ting the joint session on last Mon
day. Whether these respective chair
men were ignorant of the true intent
of the^ law is not known.
In joint session Monday, the name
-of Mr. Williams was first placed in
nomination by the. Chairman of the
County Board of Education, Dr. J.
H. Mitchell, and uly seconded by Mr.
H. H. Jones. No other names were
at that time placed before the two
boards. However, before the vote
was taken, Dr. C. G. Powell of Ahos
kie, addrsssqd the two boards In op
position to the apointment of Mr.
Williams. Followng his address be
fare the board*, Mr .Williams' ap
pointment wai rejected by the mem
"bers of the boards, the vote being:
two votes for Williams and Ave agai
nst Williams., the members voting as
follow*: for Williams, Dr. J. H, Mit
chell and Jno. E. Vann; against Wil
liams, H. H. Jones, C, E. Boyette,
J. M. Eley, B. G. Williams and F. G.
The names of J. R, Vann and A.
G. Otwell were then placed before
the boards, with the results as sta
ted in the opening paragraph of this
? BUILDING THE OTAY DAM HEAR SAN DIEGO
rii.^'w <: ?:n. ii-ar Sun HIcko. Cal., rialng on tbe site of the dam which wax washed oat In 19J6 with a loss of
-?"> llM s uml n (iniperty l.x-t ((r Si,000,000, la being rushed to completion by the municipal engineers of San IX?go. When
riu:!ji>etiMl tlx- <ln/n will !?? 4."?) feet above sea level and will have an estimated storage capacity of 16,000,000 gallons.
AT STATE COLLEGE
BOYS MEETING WILL
ALSO TAKE PLACE.
ThU Will Be A Good Opportun
ity For Farmer* To Get
The Club Short Courses, which
will be held at Raleigh, August 20
22nd, will offer an excellent oppor
tunity for some club boys of Hertford
County to visit the A. A E. College
and see some good things as well as
to learn some things in connection
with their club work that will be of
great benefit to them throughout life.
I Transportation will be paid by the
boys themselves and other expenses
will be announced later. Boys wish
ing to attend the short courses will
please send their names to~the coun
ty agent as soon as possible so that
arrangements can be made and in
structions riven them as to the cost
and othe details.
It is hoped that the farmers of
Hertford County will attend the
Farmers' Convention In greater nil"
ben than they have been doing in
the past. There is much to be lear
ned by the rubbing of shoulders with
the other fellow who is in the same
business that you are and this Con
vention certainly offers a great op
portunity to the farmers of the state
to learn from each other.
The greater number of lecturers
given at this Convention will be far
mers who have succeeded in their
line and who will give their exper
iences in the lectures. Aside from
V- ? . ....
this it will pay any farmer well to
take the trip through the country to
Raleigh and see what is being done by
The dates are August 27, 28, and
E. W. Gaither, County Agent.
GOVERNOR BICKETT i
MAKES AN APPEAL
APPEALS TO AVERAGE I
CITIZEN ABOUT TAXES.
Governor Asks That Every <
Per?on Make A True Val
ue on Property.
My dear Mr. Average Citizen:
An intimate acquaintance with
you, exuding over a number of
years, leads me to write you this in
tensely personal letter. I know that
you love the truth, that you despise
injustice .that you are a robust cham
pion of the square deal. The poss
ession by you of thi 'cardinal virtues
make North Carolina a truly great
The most vital power of the State
is the power to tax, and yo ubelieve
thai this vital power should be exer
cised with a full knowledge of the
truth. You believe that from this
full knowledge of the truth there
will flow perfect equality in taxa
tion. ] ? /
For the first time in the history
of the state you, Mr. Average Cit
izen, have it in your power to write
the full truth and perfect equality
in the tax boolu of the state. You
have never been called upon to do
this befora. But now the General
Assembly has enacted a law that
places the matter entirely In your
hands. The new tax law is written
on correct principles. The machin- i
cry for Its enforcement is adequate
and appropriate. The law is so
written that it will be easy for the
citizen to do right and hard for him
to do wrong. But you, Mr. Aver
age Citizen, are responsible for deter
mining whether or not the wise and
just purpose of the law shall be car
Now, Mr. Average Citizen, you will
receive a questionairre and will be
called upon to swear before God
and to all your fellow citizens what
is the fair market value of your
property. When you come to take
this solemn oath It will be helpful to
you to put to your conscience this
question: "If I did not own this
property, but wanted to buy It,
what will I be justified in paying for
it?" and again: "If I wanted to sell
this property, not a forced sale, but
in the way and on the tfrms that
property of this class is generally
sold in this community,, what do I
realy believe I could get for it?"
The answer to these questions will
point with reasonable accuracy/to
the fair market value of your prop
erty. This fair market value you
muit write down on your questionair
re, else you will aeaaa^o be Mr. Av
erajfe Citizen and become Mr. Un.
When you, Mr. Average Citizen,
tell the truth about your property
It *ill do no good for your neighbor
Mr. Undesirable Citizen, to tell a lie
ibout his property, because when the
books show truly what the property
of Mr. Average Citizen is worth,
this evidence will clearly and con
clusively show what the property of
Mr. Undesirable Citizen is worth.
The local and district supervisors,
when they cone to Ax the value of
property, will be governed by the
sworn testimony of Mr. Average
And when you, Mr. Average Cit
izen, tell the unvarnished truth about
your property, that truth will wipe
out every discrimination and every
inequality in taxation in North Ca
(Continued on page four)
SPEAKS IN WINTON
HE WILL SPEAK AT OLD
Good Speaker and Candidate
in Conming Primary for
Hon. Cameron Morrison, candidate
for Governor of North Carolina in
1920, will address the Old Soldier*
at their Annual Re-Union at Winton
August 14. This announcement is
vouched by a letter that is in the pos
session of this office, and written by
Mr. Morrison to Jno. E. Vann, of
(Vinton, who had charge of securing
speaker for that oecasi"
Mr. Morrison is one of the most
successful speakers and lawyers in
North Carolina, and always has bean
cin great demand as a public apeak
Mr. Morrison is also a politician
at no mean ability, and August 14
will be a good day for Hertford's vo
ters to coma out and haar him speak
thereby getting a line on his qual
iflcationa as Governor, should he be
successful in hia race for that office.
Senator Simmons has recently come
Dut in a public endorsement for Mr.
Morrison for Governor, and aside
from the fact that Morriaon is a
forceful and entertaining apeaker,
the fact of his candidacy should bring
out an even larger crowd to hear him
'peak on August 14, at Winton.
GIRLS AND BOYS
Boy* and Girl* of the Three
Counties Will Hold an
WILL BE HELD IN MUR
FREESBORO AT COLLEGE
Announcement Ha* Been Mail
ed Out to Boy* and Girl*
of these Counties.
An encampment will be held at
Chowan College, Hertford County,
during the month of August for the
Club boys and girls of Hertford .Ber
tie and Northampton Counties. The
following'letter has just been mailed
out to the club members of the three
counties and gives in detail the na
ture of the work that will be done
at this encampment.
The letter is as foiows:
"We are planning our annual en
campment for boys an girls July 2$
to August 2 at Chowan College, Mur
freesboro, N. C. This is the first
Tri-County encampment for boys
and girls ever held in the state and
we are depending upon you to help
make it a success.
"We want 30 girls from North
ampton, 30 from Bertie and 40 from
Hertford. This makes 100 in all
and will be all the college dormitory
will accomodate. We want all the
boys we can get in the club work to
attend for they will live in tents.
We are going to give the girls
courses in millinery, basketry, cook,
ing, canning, and sewing. The boys
courses ih manual training, judging
livestock and field crops. All will
attend lectures, athletics music and
The Home Demonstration Agents
will have charge of the girls and the
County Agents will take care of the
boys. We want you to talk the mat
ter over with your parents and get
ready for this 'big outing". Other
letters of information will follow."
The letter is signed by the Home
Demonstration Agents and the Farm
Demonstration agents of the three
In connection with the above an
nouncement County Agent Gaither
adds the following:
"Hertford County has not yet made
any provisions for the tents for the
boys from this county. These tents
will cost about $22 each and should
be the permanent property of the
club boys from each township.
It is too much to expect the Coun
ty Agent to furnish six of these tents
for the boys and stand other expense
attached to the encampment
Therefore, he appeals t othe public
spirited citizens of the county for
contributions to the tent fund for
housing the boys. Those wishing to
make contributions to this fund will
please send them either to the Ed
itor of the HERTFORD COUNTY
HERALD or to the County Agent.
Boys who are not members of the
clubs either this year or last and
who want to attend the encampment
may do so by contributing $4.00 to
the tent fund and joining the club
for the year 1920. These boys should
send their names to the County Agent
as soon aa possible so that instruc
tions as to equipment, ate., may be
sent them along with thoee for the
regular members of the club."