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VINSON * PARKER
JAMES S. VINSON,
Editor and Manager
One Year 11.60
Si* Months .'76
Three Months .40
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Entered as second-class mail matter
February 26,. 1010, at. the ..roeefflce
at 'Ahoskie, ,Worth Carplfai,/under
the Act of March #, 1878. ^
P Fnwies A I snliisi Rd?xlw
i THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
Friday, June 16,1922
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
Let tu be of good cheer, how
ever, remembering that the mis
fortunes hardest to bear are the
ones which never come Our
greatest troubles are those
which never happen at all.? j
* It is better to stop before crowing
a railroad track than to ran the risk
of never crowing it The Care
ful Crossing Campaign now being
promoted should receive the hearty
support of everyone.
The editor of this paper has, and
continues to meet with occasional
criticism, and more often free advice, ,
on the how, why, and wherefore of ,
running a newspaper in Ahoskie. ,
Which is all in the coarse of human <
events?the paper keeps on running ,
when the advice is not followed, and ,
all contiues well. Which is all well j
and good, but the point is, soft pedal ,
the free advice until it is sought
The Confererate Reunion at Rich- (
mond will be marked by many signs
of significance. The outstanding of
which will be the fact that the thin
line of gray is being diminished year
by year. In Hertford County, even,
the Civil War veterans are becoming
lwa in number with the passage of
each year. It lies with us now to
honor and chertfh the memory of
those who fought1^ for what seemed
the rights of the South. Any oppor
tunity possible in paying tribute to
the "Men. in Gray" should be taken
advantage of. It is thought that the
attendance of others than war veter
ans at this reunion will be large.
Among Hertford county farmers, |
the damage done by the recent "rainy ]
season" is not as bad as in some )
other sections of the state, but at i
that, conditions are not the best.
Work has been curtailed, and in the
meantime, the weed and grass crop
has flourished. But with the appar
ent " cessation of the rainy weather,
work has begun anew, and indications
point that all will soon be normal.
And in the meantime, in case of any
perplexity on the part of any farmer,
as to the advisibality of planting over
any damaged crop, or any other,
phase of farm work, reference is
made to the county agent, who is in a
position to be of material assistance
to the farmers of this county, in help
ing to solve any problems concerning
farming activities in Hertford county, j
It seems that the remarks appear
ing hi these columns last week con
cerning the Baptist church and its
activities in Ahoskie, have been the
cause of some unfavorable comment
on the part of several of our readers
and others. We desire to make the
statement that it is not onr wish or
intention at any time, and was not in
the article appearing last week, to
deal harshly with or unduly criticize,
especially in a personal way, the local
Baptist minister or anyone connected
with the Baptist church. If our re
marks were too pointed and gave
personal offence, we desire to correct
same to this extent. If criticism is
offered, the Herald would greatly
. prefer to offer constructive criticism
and not criticism which tends to dis
courage good works and gives per
sonal offence. We strive at all times
to be awake to the needs of Ahoskie
and Hertford county, at the same
time magnifying the go^d which is in
our community and ready to help at
all times in moves whieh have for
their aim the making of our town
and county a better place in which
to Uve. litis is our earnest aim. It
would ha a difficult matter to maintain
this policy at all times and not step
on same one's toes once in a while.
In this cans we certainly, appear to
^ave overspoken ourselves and there
fore willing to stand corrected.
Read the Hertford Cpunty Herald
and keep yp. with the time*!! The
reading person is the knowing person.
What is it that men freely give
away which they not only could, but
should, use themselves? Answer:
To disagree with two-thirds of the
inhabitants of this town on divers
subjects may be regarded as one
of the first elements of sanity.
The baseball season opens?other
I towns smaller and more "one-horsejf"
than Ahoikie "are ^'sawfcg
whjle there is not, appfcrenft^ ehqpg$'
real sportsmanship in this tow.*-.to
start a first nine for the 1922 season,
i But there's plenty of time?let's
An expression of opinion often
leads to complications, especially in
the case of a newspaper. The average
newspaper editor is in one of the most
jeopardical positions of any living
man. Harding used to be an editor.
No wonder he is so skittish about ex
pressing his opinion.
Nearly time for everybody to get
the "Coleraine fever." The pity lies
in the fact that this "resort" is so far
removed from Ahoskie that consider
able difficulty is often experienced by,
local patients suffering with the
"Colerainitis." But after all, its
the nearest, and best place to go for a
little picnic, or for a short rest. Yes,
w^re glad that the ole place is as
near as it is.
There are those in Ahoskie who i
aver that the "local paper" has, at
times, the inclination to inject too
much of the element of drastic com
ment in its columns. Possibly so?
are are not worrying much about it.
This paper believes in giving its read
srs clear-cut, definite ideas of local
?vents and conditions, and makes no
pretensions of catering to the taste
>f any particular person or individual,
rhe Hertford County Herald gives ?
ill the news that's fit to print, and its 1
:irculation continues to grow!! i
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?How big is your town? We do i
lot mean its area in feet or miles or i
?locks. We do not mean the number of i
nen, women and children. We do not
wean the number of houses or the
niles of paved sidewalks or hard sur- ,
faced roads. We mean is this town ?
>ig in hea^t, and if so, how big? We i
nean is this town big in ideals, and if <
to, how big? We mean is this town }
rig enough to protect the weak, the ?
nnocent, and the helpless? Is this ]
own big enough in thought and pur- \
>oee and motives to have fine
?hurches, good preachers, good ,
tchools, and the things that elevate
ind educate? Does this town have a ,
leart, a purpose, and an ideal? How .
big is this town? Give the answer j
without the use of the dollar mark. ,
We do not know, v I,
We cannot tell j.
Why some writers ;
Love so well
Td write good stuff ,
And then pot tell
Their name, and provoke
The frantic editor
And say Oh?well! '
And Oh?shucks! ?<
Who can tell?
Some pet name
Will not do.
So please come thru
And say who are you
When next you do
Write a line or two.
If what you've writ
Fails to make a hit
And get in print
Don't blame Editor.
OBITUARY HEAD: "PASS
ED THROUGH HELL GATE"
Henry Watterson was discussing
ing typographical errors one day.
"While I've heard of a great many
funny typographical breaks in my
time, about the oddest and most
humorous transposition of types that
ever came to my observation was that
in a New York paper some years ago.j
The paper used to print its shipping,
news on the same page with the obit
uaries. Imagine the glee with which1
its readers found the captions chang
ed one morning,'a long list of respect
able names being set forth under the
marine head, 'Passed Through Hell
Gate Yesterday.' "
A dost mixture of nicotine sulph-'
ate, for which the United States De
partment of Agriculture win supply
a formula upon application, will keep
the striped cucumblr beetle from cu
cumbers, melons, squash, and pump
IS NOT A DREAM
It is Not T<x> Late To Plsdtf a
Garden, Time Enough Yet to
Raise Many Desirable Veg
etables. Writes Agriculturist
BY JOHN PAUL LUCAS
Raleigh, June 14.?"What's a fel
j loYr to do who was unable to get a
garden planted in the spring? This
has not been an infrequent query
recently, the continuous rains in some
sections having made it very difficult
to get land in proper shape for plant
This question reflects the impres
sion that a majority of people still
have thil a la e ssij^nal prc-j
snjing and the garden .to -be chat:
? doned by mid or late summer.
As a matter of fact a real garden
| is an all-the-year proposition. There
are crops for planting every summer
month and* almost every other month,
and there should be products for the
table available from the garden prac
tically every day in the year. Farm
ers who have not planted a real gar
den yet can still plant a succession of
corn for roasting ears, string beans,
tomatoes, lima beans, squash turnips
and other greens. He should begin
planning for his winter garden also.
"The garden is the starting point
for a self-sustaining farm," recently
declared R. W. Scott of Alamance
county, one of the most successful
farmers in North Carolina. The way
to begin making a real garden is to
write to the Agricultural Extension
Service, Raleigh, for the two splendid
gifrden bulletins the Farm Garden and
the Garden Manual/'
"THE HORSE'S PRAYER"
To thee, my master, I offer this, Viy
Feed, water and care for me; and
when the day's work ia done, provide
me with shelter and a clean, dry bed.
Always be kind to me. Pet me some
times that I may serve you the more
gladly and learn to love you. Do not
jerk the reins, and do not whip me
when going up hill. Never strike,
beat or kick me when I do not under
itand what you want; but give me a
:hance to understand you. Watch me
and if I fail to do your bidding see if
something is not wrbng to prevent
me from obeying.
Do not overload me or hitch me
where water will drip on me. Keep
me well shod. Examine -my teeth
when I do not eat; I may have an
ulcerated tooth, and that you know is
very painful. Do not tie or check my
lead in an unnatural position nor take
iway my best defense against flies and
mosquitoes by cutting off my mane or
I cannot tell you when I am thirsty,
so give me clean, cool water often.
I cannot tell you in words when I
am sick; so watch me, and by signs
you may know my condition. Give
me all possible shelter from the hot
sun; and put a blanket on me, not
when I am working, but when I am
standing in the cold. Never put a
frosty bit in my mouth; first warm it
by holding it a moment in your hands.
I try to carry you and your burdens
without a murmur, and wait patiently
for you long hours of the day or
night Without the power to choose
my shoes or path, I sbmetimes fall on
hard pavements, which I have often
prayed might be of such a nature as
to give a safe and sure footing and
1 must be ready pt any moment to
lose my life in your service.
And finally, 0 my master, when
my useful strength is gone, do not
turn me out to starve or freeze, or
sell me to some brute, to be slowly
tortured and starved to death: but
do thou, my master, take my life in
the kindest way, and your God will
reward you here and hereafter.
Please do not think me irreverent
if I ask this in the name of Him who
was born in a stable.
L o *
As the twilight began to gather
O'er the world to fair and bright
God called little John Boyette Bower*
To Hi* home where there'* no night.
Ye*, we mias yon little darling,
We did love you, oh, so much I
But the Savior loved yoji better
So He took you with Hi* gentle
Mother, Daddy, cea*e repining,
Look to God who know* what'*
For our darling little baby
I* deeping quietly on the Savior**
And when life's straggle* all are over
And our work on earth is done,
-We will gather there to meet you, .
Yes, we are coming one by on*.
"It to one m?4Mn< that doas all
thafa r la mad for H." Thotinaanda
hart aatd aboat Tmalac and ao til you
SI ycru try K. C. R. MHehall. Ada.
Miss Lucie Tayloe spent Monday in
Miaa Esaie Wynna of Norfolk was
the truest of her father, Mr. J. E.
Wynna the paat week-end. Miaa
Wynne haa just completed a very suc
cessful school term at Belvedere and
is en route to the E. C. T. C. at
Little Miss Helen Story at Norfolk
is visiting her grandfather Mr. J. E.
Mr. and Mr. W. A. Wynne spent
Sunday with Mrs. Wynne'a parents
Messrs. J. O. Ruffin 'and J. Leon
Alston were in Aulander Monday.
! ~r - -- - ?P "? ?*?"? I
Mrs. A. S. Wynn is on the sick list.
Miss Julia Moore left Monday for
Chapel Hill. She will be joined there
by l^iss Edwards, her friend from
Miss Edna Harrell from Mars Hill
left Monday to attend the Summer
School at Greenville.
Dr. J. B. Ruffin and son Winston
were in Aheskie Monday on business.
The unusually heavy and persist
ent rains this past month have been
the cause of wide comment and be
coming concern to farmers and ethers
interested in the products of the soil.
The B, Y. P. U. rendered a most
excellent program Sunday evening.
Mrs. W. S. Cowan entertained a
number of the young set Thursday
evening. Those enjoying her hos
pitality were Misses Lucie Tayloe,
Elisabeth Ruffin, and Gladys Jordan;
Messrs.Ctarence Earley, Winston
Ruffin and Sidney Tayloe.
1 The Junior Philatheas held a social
at the school building Friday night.
They report a pleasant evening.
Mrs. C. T. Wynne and Miss Elisa
beth Ruffin will leave for Newbern,
N. C. as delegates to the big B. Y.
P. U. Convention which convenes the
13th of June.
Mrs. > Clyde Vaughan of Ahoskie .
was the guest of her aunt Mrs. A. S.
Wynne , Sunday.
The Building Committee will meet
at the County Home at 10 a. m?, Wed
nesday, June 21st for the purpose of
letting out contract for the erection
of two cottages. Plans and dimen
sions will be furnished on application.
8-8-2t. F. G. TAYLOE.
SPECIAL GROCERY BARGAINS 1
. . a t - >? ? -
Owinj to tho frequent change* in wholesale price* we j
are unable to guarantee these prices over one week,
but we sell groceries at the same close margin of profit
at all time*. You will never go wrong when you buy
- from us I
I Sugar 6 Vac
By the 10 lb. lota
Quaker Oatmeal 10c
Quaker Hominy Grits. 10c
Kellogg's Corn Flakes 9c
tfellogg's Poat.Tovtiea 9c
I Peaches by 5 pound.
? packages ???-?e
Campbell's Soups 10c
Campbell's Beans 10c
Sliced Dried Beef, Can 9c
Yellow1 Cling Peaches 25c
Can Shad 13c
Apricots, large cans,
Pears, large cans, in
Delmonte Pine Apple,
can ? 29c
Corn Beef, 25c sise 18c
Corn Beef, Hash, 2 lb
Cans, original price
40 to 50c, now 19c
Karo Syrup, 1 1-2 lb
Fresh Roasted Beef 23c
5c Star Soap, 3 for 10c
10c Cake Stolwerks
1 1-2 lb. select tripe,
original price 40c,
Salad dressing 18c j
Pure Goffee, per lb.^_19c j
Reiley's Special 1 lb.
packages __._-23c 9
\ Tb. packages 39c' 9
Best Self Rising,
12 lb. bags 55c
Best Self Rising,
24 lb. bag?( $1.10
Best Plain flour,
12 lb. bags : 50c 9
Butter, 1-4 lb.
prints at 48c =
Ivory Soap Flakes. 1.11c m
Swift's Slice Bacon, s
per pound 47c j
Swift's Slice Bacon,
1-2 lb. package 24c
Bacon in Strips,
per pound 16c !
tall cans 11c 9
Full Cream Cheese 25c
Martins Silver Saver, 9
original price 50c
now 39c 9
THESE PRICES ARE STRICTLY CASH
| MYERS & LEARY, Ahoskie, N. C. 1
CANCERS SUCCESSFULLY TREATED AT THE KELLAM HOSPITAL
The Kellam Hospital treats successfully Concern, Tumors,, Ulcers,
X-Ray Burns, and Chronic Sores without the use of the knife, X-Bay,
Radium, Acids or Senium, and we have treated over 90 per cent of the many
hundreds of sufferers treated during the past twenty-three years.
KELLAM HOSPITAL, lac.
1817 Wast Mai. Street. Richmond, Vs.
DO IT NOW?SUBSCRIBE TO THE HERALD?$1.80 par year
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When you see this automatic printing
press in a print shop, you are assured
that when you have your stationery o)r
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 in the sense
of shaving the price down a lit
tle lower than the other fellows,
because we have too much pride
in maintaining our standard of
good work to permit us to sac
rifice that standard to mere
cheapness. That is neither good
for yon or us. Bat by giving
intelligent service and provid
ing yon with printing that is the
best we know how to make for
the purpose it is to be used, we
do claim that is true economy
for yoti to deal with us.
Hertford County Herald
Printers and Publishers
Ahoskie, - - - - - - North Carolina
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