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Hertford County Herald
Published Every Friday by
VINSON * PARKER
JAMES S. VINSON,
Editor and Manager
One Year - 81.50
Six Months ? .75
Three Months -- .40
Very reasonable and made known on
Entered as second-class mail matter
February 25, 1010, at the poeoffice
at Ahoekie, North Carolina^ ugdet
the Act of March S, 1878.
FoNies A<i,sni?ae Raw?ssbt
THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
Friday, June 9,1922
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
Good nature and cheerfulness
are the cheapest commodities in
the world, and the only things
that pay ten per cent, to the
borrower and lender alike. A
smile costs nothing, yet it al
ways pays big.?Ingersoll.
Co nan Doyle, in ihs spiritual writ
ings, avers that all eats and dogs will
have a place in Heaven. But won't
that be bell for the cats?
Nearly half the 7,600,000 inhabi
tants of Belgium are saving-bank de
positors. The depositors have an av
erage credit of 427 francs.
The logical time for advertising is
in the present doll months, to boost
sales, and to keep things moving.
Merchants win find this to be more
titan true, if diligent advertising is
employed to this end. It pays to
advertise, etc., etc. The saying was
sever more true than today.
The old home of Daniel Boone in
Kentucky is falling to pieces. It has
withstood the elements for nearly 200
years and is slowly falling to ruin
from lack of care. One room con
tains a large fireplace of stones still
in good condition. The doors and
shatters of the dwelling are hung on
wrought iron hinges, but many of the
windows are broken, permitting snow
and rain to enter and causing the
floor to decay.
An observation of Ahoakie's rail
road facilities would indicate that
improvement is in order, to some
extent at least. More platform room
is needed by local business men as a
thing of mutual benefit to their own
interests and the interests of the town
in general. The depot platform
should be enlarged?Why? Because
of the inconvenience and congestion,
especially in the fall, owing to the
lack of capacity. This is not an un
timely suggestion, for the time of ac
tion is now, before the fall rush. A
petition, or other means might be
resorted to start the movement. The
railroad would most likely grant the
request if it is shown that by doing so
increased shipping would result.
What's in a name? Something and
nothing. This town waits for the
"getting into action," the squaring of
himself to his name of "evangelist,"
of its chief purveyor and dissemina
tor of salvation, the local Baptist min
ister. An evangelist, according to
Webster, "goes out after those not
already in the church, that they might
he brought into the fold." It would
seem that the real '^evangelist," judg
ing from the theories, facts, and fal
lacies exponded from the local pulpit,
was more nearly personified in the
former pastor than in the present one.
Ahoskie furnishes ample field for any
evangelistic efforts, with the possi
bility of rich returns from such ef
forts, and as yet, the element of
evangelism is not present in the work
ings of either the local Baptist church,
or its minister. There are those in
Ahoskie that need to be reached, and
brought into the church, and even
more already in it, that need a
thorough waking up, to a realisation
of conditions as they exist in this
town today. Ahoskie's religious life
Is ever prone to lethargy, especially
when under the direction of one not
inclined to tell of the unvarnished
truth, but to feed his congregation
with soothing syrup from a silver
spoon, rather than risk the possibility
of incurring the displeasure of some
well-to-do "pillar" or "influential"
member. At heart, Ahoskie wants to
aee more evangelistic activity carried
en. and it lies with the aforemen
tioned director of the town's spiritual
interests to promote, and also to en
Plant a littlod. in the Herald, and
watch result! sprout and (row.
The men who try to do something
and fail are infinitely better than,
those who try to do nothing and sue-1
Money won't buy everything, but:
most of us feel that it would buy
about all the things we want, anyway.
Regardless of the progress the
women are making, we'll wager every
girl is still more interested in getting
the third finger of her left haiuif
fchniugh a Ting than she is in getting
her hat in the ring.
The speedometer said sixty miles
The cop said it was ninety. -
The natives said it was a crime.
He said it was the life.
His friends said it with flowers.
Every time you send to another!
town for an order of printing, you're j
boosting that town and knocking your
own. Didn't know that, did you?
Dollars ain't like cats?they don't
come back. The Herald is at your
P?retty , ?
We saw a garage once with the sign
posted on the wall?"No smoking,
please. If your life isn't worth any
thing, gasoline k." Which reminds
us of the ill-fated fellow that struck
a match to see if the gas tank was
empty,?and it wasn't. He now plays
a harp. Safety first.
Every girl knows the name of
about 'steen or more good face
powders, but there are mighty few
of them in this day and time who even
know what baking powders are used
for, quoth an elderly citiien of this
burg. Page the "elderly citiien,"? I
he knows whereof he speaks.
Two county commissioners from
Ahoskie township. Yes, good for |
for Ahoskie. But is it good for the .
county also? Both have purchased
a size larger hat since the election, i
We hope?we hope, oh well, we hope i
that the voters won't have to wish 1
they'd voted differently, that's all.
The many interest# opposing the j
Tobacco Co-Op system is one of the ,
strongest arguments against it. Hert
ford county farmers are up against it 1
as it is, without jumping into some- <
thing which cannot increase the mar- 1
ket price of their tobacco, but only
means congestion during the mar- (
keting season, broken heads, broken ,
hearts, and broken pocket books.
A few days ago we weighed some '
men's dress collars. It took 19 to 1
weigh a pound. These nineteen col
lars sell at 25 cents each, or $4.76
a pound. The cotton that made these
collars probably grew in Hertford
county. It was milled at some N. C.
cotton mill, and then sent to the
north to be made into collars. The
pound of cotton that left here for 15
cents a pouiul is now back here sell
ing for $4.75 per pound, a difference
of $4.60 for labor and profit. Such
FOR THE U. S. NAVY ,
Raleigh, N. C.?June 8.?Orders
have been received by the Main Navy J
Recruiting Station for the state of
North Carolina, to enlist man between ,
the ages of 18 and 36 who are physi
cally as apprentice seamen. These i
men are needed to fill the 6,000 va
cancies in that branch of the service. 1
Ex-Army and Marine Corps men 1
are eligible for enlistment in the
Navy in higher ratings and men so ,
enlisted need no go to the Naval
Training Station for training. I
Ex-Navy men discharged over four
months ago can be reenlisted, if 1
qualified, in the following ratings: 1
Torpedomen, signalmen, seamen, '
radiomen, carpenter's mates, shipflt- ,
ters, patternmakers, painters, black- ,
smiths, boilermakers, coppersmiths,. i
molders, yeomen, storekeepers, avia-|
tion metalsmiths, and aviation car-1'
Apprentice seamen enlisted in
North Carolina are sent to the large
Naval Training Station at Hampton
Roads, Va., for a course of tfainlng.
Any interested are reqnested to
call in peron or write to any of the
Navy Recruiting Stations in Raleigh,
Asheville, Charlotte, Winston-Salem,
Wilmington, or Greenville, N. C.
FOR BETTY'S SAKE
By H. LOUIS RAYBOLD
6 llll by McClan Nmnptr
"Well?well?well! Bruce Kllot, of
all men! Back from the frozen North
and looking as fit aa anything!"
Stephen Hasting* had giaen and
grasped both outstretched hands of
the tall, well-knit , fellow who had
burst unceremoniously Into hit office,
and now stood before him.
"Yes, I'm home at last, Steve, and
you're the first old friend I've looked
up and, believe me, you certainly, do
my eyes good!" Bruce threw his long
frame, spare but husky- from long
months of canoe and sledge travel in
the wilderness of the coppe(*A>lne. Into
l**"" ?**''*!.'Vjgtve drew for him and
fairly bdarifc'^ ilr lioet'"Tell me
all that has happened during the two
years I have been away. I've had no
news to amount to anything and I'm
as gossip-hungry as an old woman at
her sewing circle. Fire!"
So Steve tipped back In his swivel
desk chair and did the beet te comply
with his listener's demand, while
Bruce occasionally broke In with an
eager question or startled exclamation
of wonder or dismay. So the Carter
girl had eloped In the end! A big
fire had gutted the business district!
Old Caleb Rich was dead!
At length, after Steve had all but
exhausted his supply of news, Bruce
tentatively put the question which had
been on his lips since he entered the
room. Yet he endeavored to endow it
with the utmost casualness.
"I say, Steve, by the way, how?how
is your ward, Betty Qrlswold T"
"Bettyr repeated Steve. "Why, I
expect, Bruce, you'll find Betty much
as you left her?sweet, winsome,
keyed to the Joy of living."
"Not?not married, then, or en- j
gaged T" Bruce didn't realise the j
awful anxiety in his eyes as he hung :
on Steve's answer, but the most In
different observer could not haTt i
failed to notice the infinite relief which j
leaped to them at the other's reply.
"No, indeed? neither, Bruce."
There was a moment's silence In the j
office. Then, quite suddenly, as If j
moved by some hidden Impulse, j
Stephen leaned forward. I've half a j
mind to tell you something, Bruce, j
which concerns Betty. Being her j
guardian, I know her affairs pretty j
well. And If I am. In a way, breaking j
a confidence, I am doing It for Betty's j
Bruce was frowning, uncertain j
whether he wished Steve to continue, j
but the other allowed hint no choice, j
"I said that Betty is not engaged, j
That is true. She Is not?but she j
has been. Walt The fact was known 1
only to a few, was never publicly an- .
nounoed. The breaking of it caused
"Well, to cut the story short, the
days went by with Betty growing
luieter, more subdued than was nat
ural, almost as If she were suffering
fronf some Inner malady. Then one
afternoon, so I understand, he sur
prised her sitting before her fireplace,
her face white and drawn, a newspa
per crushed in her hand.
"Questioned, she reluctantly showed
him an account of the reported loss
if your expedition, with you declared
to be missing, swept away on an Ice
Hoe, If I remember."
Stephen paused and Bruce gripped
the arms of his chair until his knuckles
stepnen noaaea siowiy. "ies, 1 can
lee what yon are wildly surmising,
tad - yon are right Betty's er?
lance?knew her emotions could be
interpreted In bnt one way. He com
Corted her aa much aa he could then,
and when the report came through of
four safety released her from the en
gagement. Betty loves yon, Bruce."
Brace sprang to his feet and grasped
Stephen's hand. "Steve, I?I didn't
dare hope. Bnt now, if what you say
Is true, I most see her Imemdlately."
An hour later Brace entered the
Qriswold library, where he had been
told he would And "Miss Betty." And
there, In front of the fireplace where
ihe had first read of his possible
death, he found her?the girl of whom
lie had dreamed through the long arc
tic nights, whose fair face had been
with him across so many miles of bar
At his entrance she rose, paled and
?readied herself at the table as one
who is not certain she has not seen a
ghost. Brace stood for a moment,
drinking the sight of her in.
"Betty?oh, Betty! After all these
And then, before either realized Jest
how it had come about, she was In
"Bruce, why didn't yon tell me be
fore you leftT I felt so desperately
alone that I let myself think I cared
for some one else. But I?I didn't love
"Hush!" commanded Bruce. "That
Is over and as deeply burled In the
past as if it bad never been All that
matters is our happy future."
Two weeks after Bruce and Retty
were married Bruce looked across the
?upper table at Betty. "Heard today,
dear, that old Steve Hastings la slated
for a consulship abroad. Bunny he
never mentioned It."
Betty looked thoughtful and toy ad
with her fork. Then, with eyes full of
love and loyalty, she looked over at
her husband. "Stephen is a splendid
man. Brace. He Is the man to whoa
I was engaged."
Must Be Single.
"He has more money than he knsws 1
what to do with."
"Poor man. Hasn't be a wife te
help him outT"
I SPECIAL GROCERY BARGAINS AT 1
I MYERS & LEARY'S, AH0S1UE>N-c I
Owing to the frequent changes in wholesale prices we are unable to guarantee
these prices over one week, but we sell groceries at the same close margin of 1
profit at all times. You will never go wrong when you buy from us.
I SUGAR 6 1-2 cts. by the 10 lb. lots |
^ Quaker Oatmeal 10cg
Kellogg* Cora Flakes . 9c
Kellogg'* Post Toa?tie* .....9c
Blue Ribbon Dried Peaches by 1 O
5 pound packages ? "l
Campbells Soups ... 10 c
Campbells Beans ' 1UC
| Sliced Dried Beef, Can ? 9C
Yellow Cling Peaches.,. Z5c
Herring Roe, the Chowan River"| Q
Brand, a can : 1?JC
Can Shad ... 13c
Apricots, large cans, sweetened
Peari, large cans, in syrup
Delmonte Pine Apple, can
Corn Beef, 25c size ......18c
Corn Beef Hash, 2 lb. Cans, !| Q
original price 40 to 50c now 1 ?C
Karo Syrup, 1 1-2 lb cans
Fresh Roasted Beef i_ 23c
5c Star Soap, 3 for .... 10c
10c Cake Stolwerks Chocolate 5c
1 1-2 lb. mImI tripe, oriental OA
j|Spip>40c, special ' < 0
Armour'* Veribest Salad drea*- I
Pure Coffee, per pound.. .... 19c
Reiley's Special 1 lb. packages 23c
Temple Garden Coffee, 1 lb? 29c
Maxwell House, 1 lb. packages 39c
Best Self Rising, 12 lb. Bags? 55c
Best Self Rising, 24 lb. bag $1.10
Best Plain flour, 12 lb. bags 50c
Brook field Creamery Butter, 4Q
1-4 lb. prints at WC
Ivory Soap Flakes ... ...11c
Swift's Slice Bacon, per pound. 47c 1
Swifts Slice Bacon, 1-2 lb. pckg. 24c
Bacon in Strips, per lb.__ .... 16c
Evaporated Milk, Tall Cans lie
Full Cream Cheese ....... 25c
Martins Silver Saver, original OQ
price 50c, now ojC
THESE PRICES ARE STRICTLY CASH i
When you see this automatic printing
press in a print shop, you are assured
that when you have your stationery or
other printing done at that office, it is
done on the best machinery money will
buy, and it takes skilled printers to op
erate this machinery, so you get only
the best to be had.
WE make no claim of being
cheap printers iin the sense
of shaving the price down a lit
tle lower than tne other fellows,
because we have too much pride
in maintaining our standard of
good work to pesmit us to sac
rifice that standard to mere
cheapness. That is neither good
for you or us. But by giving
intelligent service and provid
ing you with printing that is the
best we know how to make for
the purpose it is to he used, we
do claim that is true economy
for you to deal with us.
Hertford County Herald
Printers and Publishers
Ahoskie, - North Carolina
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