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VOLUME X. (ONE SECTION) AHOSKIEj NORTH CAROLINA, FRI?AY, JULY 25, 1919. (EIGHT PAGES) No. IS.
State Department of Health
Will Enforce Sanitary
HEALTH OFFICIALS MET
TO DEVISE PLANS
Enforcement of This Law Will
Mean Much to Betterment
Raleigh, July 21?In a session last
ins two days the North Carolina
State Board of Health tackled the
biggest problem created by legisla
tion enacted by the last General As
sembly and worked out plans and de
tailed spcifications (or the installa
tion and maintenance of sanitary clo
sets in all urban and semi-urban com
inanities in the State.
This measure providing for the pro
per disposal of sewage, is considered
the biggest undertaking yet attempt
ed by the State health authorities.
Communicable disease are spread
through three sources: secretions of
the mouth and nose; the moaqaito;
human excretion. In attacking this
last named source of disease, which
if responsible for the - spread of ty
phoid fever and the various diarrheal
diseases .North Carolina is setting a
pace that is attracting attention from
all sections of the country.
The act of the legislature provi
des for the installation and mainten
ance of an approved method of sew
age disposal in all homes and places
of basines located within three hun
dred yards of another, this being
considered the fty_ range and flees
being recognized -as-the chief agents
in ?he dissemination at tyfta>d> fever
and "the aflied diseases, the mem
ber* </f'the' board adopted the nec
essary rules and regulations to carry
into effect the provision of the law.
Under the regulations a number of
types of disposal systems where water
sewerage is not available are provid
ed. The pit privy of approved de
sign is permitted, or anyone of the
number of systems which are manu
factured for the market. The full
plans and specifications, will appear
In the current issue of the Health
Bulletin, which will be mailed upon
request to the state health officer at
CONTINUED RAINS CAUSE
DAMAGE TO FARMERS.
An almost incessant rainfall that
has fallen here for the past fifteen
days is causing the farmers of this
section (crave ^oncern over the future
of all kinds of crops hereabouts. Un
less cloudy weather fallows these
days of rain, it is feared that the
crops will wither and die away from
the effects of the scorching sun ,ow
ing to the sap in the plants caused
by so much wet weather. Tobacco
farmers are having a. great deal of
trouble getting their tobacco in the
barns, and it it is feared that the
quality will be materially damaged.
The rainfall has been perhaps the
largest In a number of years, and it
d?M not abate as the days go by.
All of the streams are flooded and
many bridges have been washed away.
, Automobile traffic has Just about been
held up. Many traveling salesman
wtio make Ahoskie their headquarters
are having to either stay in doors
here or return to their company's
All Arrangements Completed
for Tri-County Club i
LIST OF RATIONS AND
People From All Three Count
tie* Are Invited to Visit
All is in readiness for the Tri
County Encampment, which will be
held in Murfreesboro, at Chowan Col
lege, beginning July 28th and last
ing through August 2nd. Many pro
minent speakers and lecturers have
been added to the program. Hon.
John H. Small, Congressman from
the first Congressional District has
accepted an invitation to deliver an
address to the boys and girls eithei
on next Wednesday or Thursday *
All residents of the th.->3 ? in.
ties?Bertie, Northampton and Hert
ford?are invited to attend the Tri
ine county mna nome uemonsira
tloh Agents in charge of the Tri
County Boys and Girls Encampment
extend a cordial invitation to all res
idents of the three counties to visit
th? encampment whenever convenie
nt and see the work that will be car
ried on with the young folks and to
enjoy the entertainments that will be
given each night by the boys and
Flour?5 pounds (prepared)
Irish potatoes?one dozen.
One live chicken.
Small package of salt and pepper.
One can of any kind of vegetable.
One can of any kind of fruit.
One cup of coffee (ground) or tea.
One glass of jam or jelly.
One bottle of pickles, or olives or
If possible bring1 one cabbage, one
dozen half ripe toihatoes, one pint of
butter beans?they will add to your
In case you want to make any sub
stitutes for the above there will be
The first meal will be served on
Monday night, July 28 and the last
meal Saturday morning, August 2.
ARTICLES FOR BOYS
One drinking cup, one tin plate.
one fork, one knife, one spoon, one
blanket or comforter, two towels,soap
tooth broth and paste, comb, one ex
tra work sqit or pair of overalls, ten
nis shoe* and athletic goods you may
ARTICLES FOR GIRLS.
Drinking cup, toilet articles, one
I sheet, one pillow case, a blanket, or
I counterpane, towels, comb and brush,
tooth brush and paste, work apron,
\ tennis .or low heeled shoes, one work
dresa and any athletic equipment you
I The boys will use tents on the cam
pus'and the girls will occupy the col
lege dormWHry. The boys will do
their own cooking on campus, while
tl\e girls will use til? college kitchifl
and dining hall. \
686 baa prom It will care Malaria.
Chills a?4 Fhw, Bilious Fever,
Cold, a mi LaGrippeA.lt UIU th.
(?ms that u*t iImY fever. Ftae
Teeie. V adv.
ji ?' THOSE TRIUMPH/M GERMAN HELMETS 1
Elghty-ftvp thousand German helmet*, captured hy allied troops In Coblena. are to be awarded us prizes by
(Mlaral district'committees Id tha Victory Liberty Loan campaign. They will be given to Victory note salesmen mak
lbV.tkebear selling reCoHId and school children writing the best essays on the loan. In the picture shown above, taker
00 the Treasury afrpwln Washington, are shown Frank R. Wilson, director of publicity (left), and Lewis IV Franklin
Uttgfof of War Loan Organization (right). Wllaon created a panic In the helmet innrket by buying the entire 85,001
allotment from the-War Department for fl. It coat the Oerman government more than t'.iat amount to mauufacti.
?ach one of the helmets.
* These helmets Were a special supply held in reserve for a triumphal entry Into Paris. Kventually they ar
tbare by fralght' _
YIELD IN 6 YEARS
I ' . ?
LARGEST SUGAR CROP
IN THE PAST SIX YEARS
. * . ...?*? "
Forecast by the Department of
Agriculture Reveal* A
The sugar season of 1919-20 be- .
gins with a forecast of production
I of about 1,108,000 short tons, made
by the Bureau of Crop Estimates of
the United States Department of Ag- i
riculture, or about 73,600 tons more
than the average of the preceding
six years, during which time the to
tal of the two crops of beet and cane
sugar has slightly exceeded 1,000,000
tons every wear except 1914-15.
The beet-sugar forecast for this
year is higher than the record crop
of 1915-16 by nearly 75,000 tons and
is above the average for the preced
ing six years by about 169,000 tons,
but the cane sugar crop for this year
is forcast at only 159,069 tons, com
psred with which is the average of
about 254,(00 tons of the preceding
six years. During many years the
cane-sugar crop of only 1915-16 has
been lower and of only 1912-18 has
been nearly so small. The low pros
pect of this year's crop, at the date
of Jolyl, are due to wet, cool spring
and to a somewhat smaller acreage.
In recent years c?ie-sugar has usual
ly been about one-quarter of the to
tal of cane and beet sugar produced
in contiguous United States territory,
but this year the prospect is that it
will only be one-seventh.
The area planted to sugar beets
this year is the largest on record and
it is estimated, reaches 890,400 seres I
or 200,700 acres more than last year
and 83,900 acres more than for the
largest previous area of 1917. The
condition of the crop on July 1 was
low on account of adverse weather
W. G. Hart, formerly of Herald
Managing Virginia PaPer
W. G. Hart, formerly linotype op
erator for the Herald, is now Man
ager and editor of the Lunenberg
Call, a weekly newspaper published
at Victoria, Va. This office receiv
ed a copy of that sheet last week.
The paper is an eight page six col
umn paper, and ,1a wall gotten up aa
well aa naway.
Mr. Hart ia aa enterpt-hlnj? and
experienced newspaper man, <ind the
Herald predict* for him aucceaa In
hia new entarpriae.
TOBACCO SELLING HIGH
AGAIN THIS YEAR
Report* from South Carolina
Markets Open With
Reports from the South Carolina
tobacco markets indicate that the
lower grades of tobacco this season
are not bringing the prices they did
last season, and, yet, the prices are
high as compared with prices of other
local products. Some of the North
Carolina markets that have already
opened also report that the infer
ior grades art not selling so high as
last year, but the price is very 'en
couraging to the,,tobacco growers.
The-reason for.the-low prices of
the'lower grades is dbe to the fact
that' the buyers last year "loaded up"
n .. t ?
on this sorry tobacco, and this year
they are buying more fceely of the
higher grades, and these grades are
certain to bring good prices on all
The folowing, taken from the Lum
berton paper, gives an account of the
opening of the Fainnount market.
Fairmount, July 16?Yesterday
marked the opening of the Fairmount
tobacco market. It being such a bu
sy day the market was not crowded
as was expected. The prices were
very good, ranging from $8 to $43
per hundred, and today they are ve
ry much better, some tobacco sell
ing as high as $49 per hundred. The
offerings are mostly primings of a
very trashy grade and- ytt some of
the first curing brought $35 per hun
The warehousemen and planters
are very optomistic over the prices
and assure the farmers that good to
bacco will sell as high or better than
ever. They also urge the farmers to
handle it with the utmost care and
not pull it from the stalk until it
is fully ripe.?Robeson Ian.
PLANS ARE UNDER WAY
FOR THE STATE FAIR
Premium* Amounting to Fif
teen Hundred Dollar*
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Raleigh, July 22?At the Fifty
Eighth North Carolina State Fair, to
be held in Roleigh on October 20 to
25, the Fair Association is planning
ta give away over $1600 in prizes to
farmers making the best display of
field and garden crop*. One thous
and dollars of this money will be
awarded for county exhibits under
the supervision of the county agent
of the Agricultural Extension Ser
vice, or some one else who haa been
authorised by the County Board of
As it now stands, at least four cou
nities have signified their intention
of competing for this price money.
The additional sum of five hundred
dred dollar* will be distributed in
high class free premium* for
the beat collected agricultural exhib
it by any individual farmer in North
Carolina. In this case, all of the
products exhibited must be grown by
the exhibitor on his own farm:
Farmers who are interested in sKiar
ing in the prize money should com
municate at once with Mr. J. E. Po
gue, Secreatry of the Fair Associa
tion, requesting a catalog which will
give all the necenary information.
The North Carolina Agricultural
Extenaion Service is co-operating he
artily with the officers of the asso
ciation in an effort to secure cred
itable exhibits this fall. Official* of
the State Department of Agriculture
and State College will be on hand
at the fair continously during the
week looking after the agricultural
exhibits. Thi* in itself will add much
to the educational welfare af the
In addition to the prise money, the
State Fair also ha* promised one of
the most wonderful exhibit* ever
brought into North Carolina. Thi*
exhibit will be put on by the Gevern
ment, under the supervision of the
Department of Agriculture, the War
Department and the Navy Depart
ment. Nothing with a greater in
structive value could possibly be of
fered than this gigantic display, be
ing aa it ia a graphic illustration of
modern warfare and of improved
agricultural methods. This exhibit,
together with the large amount of
prixe money is making the State Pair
more interesting this yoar than ever
before. The County winning (Irak
prize in ita display will b? awarded
1300 in cash; the second premium
is $200; the third ?1S0; the fourth
(tOO, and the next Ave $60 each.
The best farm display will be award
ed |100; the second >75; the third
$50, and the next eleven $25 each.
Rub-My-Tua is a greet pais Utt
er. It reUevee paia aad sataaaas
cauud Wy rkMatlita. Newalgle.
This paper etabe with the Vir
ginian-Mot. See as for ratea.
HOUSES IN VIEW
Contract Has Been Awarded
for Construction of A
MANY RESIDENCES ARE
TO BE CONSTRUCTED.
Ahoiltie is now Experiencing
A Building Boom Alone
It is reported that the contract has
been let to local contractors for tha
erection of several brick business
houses, on Main Street, adjoining the
Geo. J. Newborn and Co.'s garage.
This choice property, belonging to
J. D. Sessoms, will be entirely cover
ed with brkfk business structures,
thus linking op the remainder of that
block into a solid brick businesf
The trustees of the Ahoskie Bap
tist Church have also let the con
tract for a handsome two-story res
idence to be built on the site former
ly occupied by the parsonage, near
the church building. Material is be
ing placed on the grounds for this
building. Mr. Herring of Winton
has the contract for the construction
of this building, which will contain
about nine rooms, and will be con
structed at an approximate cost of
seven thousand and five hundred dol
Work has also been planned for
the early construction of a "Dutch
Bungalow" on West Church Street
which will be owned and occupied by
R. B. Taylor, of the local peanut fac
tory. Local contractors are also bn
sy at work on residence* for Messrs.
S. F. Bwers, who will move his fam
ily to Ahoskie during the month ef
September; and Jesse W. Johnson,
whose home in East Ahoskie is al
most completed and ready for occu
The new tobacco warehouse is now
nearing completion, and but for the
heavy rains of the past two week
would have been ready for occupan
cy. The roof has been almost com
pleted and the floor is n^w being la!4
just as fast as the cerpo&ters can got
the roof on. ,
There are reports ef several other
residence buildings aeon to be erect
e din Ahoskie, an4 ^together, the
slogan of the Lepartment of Labec
?"Build now; Own your own Home"
?is being carried out to the lettar
in this thdiving city.