North Carolina Newspapers

    Davoted to the Interest of
Martm County in General H >.
Wilbamton in Particular
Volume 20. Number 19
Local Happenings
Personal Mention
The Parish Guild of the Church of
the Advent meets every Thursday af
ternoon during Lent at the Chase
Hall, 111 Main street-
The woman's auxiliary of the
Church of the Advent continues its
fx-ri ten Study Class at Sunnyside, the
home of Mrs. F. U. Barnes, every
Monday afternoon at four. ;
The Rev. Morrison Bethea. of St.
Timothy's Church, Wilson, will con
duct services at the Church of the
Advent on Friday evening at eight
o'clock. The public is cordially invit
e.i to attend this service.
Moves to Kobersonville
Mr. T. A. Patrick and family mov
ed to Kobersonville Monday. They
have been, Jiving here for several
years, but Mr. Patrick has been
working in Kobersonville for some
time and recently decided to carry
his family there.
" Mr. J. M. Ijftbdiur.v Here
Mr. J. fti/flqlsljurv. of High Point,
tailed on us Monday. Mr. Salsbury
lot sonic time did an .extensive mer
cantile business in Hamilton, but sev
eral years ago went to High Point
and organized a company for the
manufacture of dining room furniture
and lias succeeded. His Martin coun
ty friends are always delighted to see
him.
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Hoard of Directors Meet
The board of directors of the Roa
noke Tobacco Warehouse Company
met at the company's offices on the
24th and declared a dividend of twen
ty pei cent. The total profits lor the
year was 33 per cent and after pay-,
ing the income tax and setting aside
a small surplus fund, the directors
thought it wise to give the remainder
to the stockholders. The dividend is
to be paid on the 28th and the annual
meeting will lie held on Friduy, April
,4th at three o'clock in the afternoon.
L'angt rous Accident
Saturday when Mr. James H. Ward
and his son Simon wore on their way
to Williamston and while running at
rome twenty or twenty-five miles an
hour, the young man's attention was
called and he looked around, turning
his machine enough to turn it into a
deep ditch. The car was damaged
* some and Mr. Ward was painfully
r though -not seriously,. injured- No dri
ver should turn his head fro the
road. Accidents usualy occur when
acts of carelessness are. committed
and most often by people experienced
in driving.
Services at Episcopal Church
The Rev. J. 11. Gafdner of Clarks
burg, W. \ a., will conduct" services at
the Church of the Advent (Episcopal)
us follows: Tuesday, April Ist, at 8
p. ni. evening prayer and sermon.
Wednesday, April 2nd, at 4 p. m., lit
any and penitential office. Thursday,
April 3rd, at 11 a. m. holy commun
ion. Thursday, April 3rd, at 8 p. m.,
evening prayer und sermon. Ihe
public is most cordially invited to at
tend all sarvices. All seats are free.
While in town the Rev. Mr. Garner is
to be the guest of Mrs. James Grist
Staton.
Mr. Frank Pagan in Town
Friends of Mr. Frank ~F. Fagan
were glad to see him in town Sun
day. Mr. Eagan has resigned his po
sition as Vice president of the First
Ntftftmat Bank of Richmond and ia
associated with the Rocky Mount In
surance and Realty Company. This is
gratifying to North Carolinians, for
when Virginia called Mr. Eagan she,
as usual, selected one of our smartest
men. There is truth in the joke that
the best and most brilliant Virginians
were' born in Eastern. North Carolina.
Mr. Fagan was the guest of his
ter, Mrs. S. R. Biggs, Jr., while . ' in
town and had with him his fiancee
Miss Mary Belle Macon of Louisburg.
They are to be married In the
summer. '
IN MEMORY OF MY WIFE
Essie l/ouise, daughter of Mr. an#
Mrs. W. A. Perry, was born Decem
ber 7th, 190l and March 19, 1919.
She woe a devoted mem|ber of the
Christian church at Macedonia and
God never put on this earth .a sweet
er and better flower to bloo for so
short a time. Kindness and love fill
ed her heart and good deeds and gen
tle acts filled her life. As my wife
she made my home happy for almost
two months and since her loveliness
and sincerity have pervaded there,
once home is no >nger a place of
rest. ' •»
It was God Who called
You so young and brave
How little did we think
You Would soon fill a lonely
ALONZO STATON BAILEY
Printed voiles, fine quality, 26c pei
yard at W. R. Orleans.
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THE ENTERPRISE
Mrs. Lawrence Peel is visiting in
Kobersonville this week.
u
Miss Charlotte Ward, of Edenton,
is visiting Mrs. S. R. Biggs, Jr.
Misses Esther Gluyas ami Flossie
Tilley spent the week end in Raleigh.
Misses Leona and Bessie Page and
•lis. Lucy Roberaon went to
Sunday. -
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Critcher, -of"
I/exington, are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
R. S. Critcher.
Ml', and. XOi J- A- Miielle, and
Mr. ami Mrs. R. 1.. Smith, of Kober
sonvile, were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
A. R. Dunning Sunday.
Messrs. Harry Jones and Samuel
Gardner motored to Kaleigh Sunday
to attend the homecoming celebration
for the 113 th Field Artillery.
Messrs. J. W. Biggs Duke Crit
cher, Harry Biggs, Wheeler Martin,
and Dr. G. C. Godwin motored to Ral
eigh Sunday.
C. D. Carstarphen, W. C. Manning.
Jr., Harold Everett and James Man
ning drove to Raleigh Sunday nig:
to attend the homecoming celebration
tendered the 113 th Field Artillery.
TRIBUTE TO THE COW
Little does man realize the debt
he owes the cow. During the dark
ages of savagery and barbarism, we
find her ancestors natives of the \
forest of the old world. As the bright
rays of civilization penetrated i
darknes of that early period and mar
called upon the cow, she came '
from her seclusion to share in the
efforts that gave us a greater nation
and a more enlightened people.
For two thousand years she has
been the co-partner of man, sharing
alike in his prosperity land Idversity,
responding nobly to all that was done
for her, until through hpr develop
ment she has become an idol of the
people.
In 1493 when Columbus made his
second voyage to America, the co#
came with him anil from that ti eto
the present day she has been a most
potent factor in making this, our own
country, one of the great nations.
Her sons helped till the soil of our
"incvestois arid slowly moved th( r "f'r®'
ducts of the farm to market. They
went with man into the dense forests
of the new world, helped clear them
for homes and made cultivation pos
sible for the coming generation.
When the tide of emigration turn;
ed westward it was the ox that haul
ed the belongings of the pioneer
across the plains and over the great
mountain ranges to the new homes
beyond.
The cow is man's greatest benefac-1
tor. Hail, wind, droughts, floods
may come, destroy our crops and our
hopes, but fro what is left the cow
manufactures the most nourishing
and life-sustaining foods.
The cow is life itself to thousands
of little ones stranded upon the hol
low hearts and barren bosoms of
modern motherhood.. ,
We love her for her gentleness, her
lieauty and her usefulness. Her loyal
ty has never weakened and should
misfortune overtake us as we be
come bowed down from the weight of
years, we know that in the cow we
have •-friend that wua never, known
to faltep. She pays the debt She
saves the home.
MODERN WOODMBfc CAMP
HAS BEEN ORGANIZED HERE
The Williamston Camp 14349 Mod
ern Woodmen of America was reor
ganized on Friday, March lfcth with
the foliovtng officers: Roy T. Griffin
consul; John R. Peel, clerk; Gilbert
Peel, past consul; Luther Peel, bank
er; John W. Manning, advisor; C. D.
Carstarphen, Jr.,, escort; S. C. Ray,
watchman; J. N. Hopkins, sentry; D.
D. Stalls, J. O. Manning and F. C.
Bennett, trustees; R. 8~. Brown, as
sistant district deputy.
Twenty-seven candidates were ad
mitted to membership and several ap
plications were favorably passed on.
One receives great benefits from
membership in the Modern Woodmen,
especially one who attends the meet
ings. Discussing with one's neighbor
in a public meeting place the happen
ings of the day cannot but moke a
man bigger.
There is an especial benefit one
receives from being a ember. He is
entitled to insurance on his life at
j cost. For a few cents each month he
can carry $1,006 insurance. When he
|diea if his policy is still ia force his
bemficiary will receive a check for
, IUOOO just as promptly as if he had
old lineTffltrtwee.
f : Meetings of the camp am to bt.
held on the second and fourth Fridays
of o "*** month.
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Williamston, Martin County, N. C. March 25th, 191
DO NT LET YOUR COTTON
DAMAGE
North Carolina farmers have the
unenviable reputation of selling a
very large amount of damaged cot
ton. According to a survey made I'
O. J. O'Connell, specialist in cotton
marketing of the extension sei-vice,
and secretary of the North Carolina
Cotton Association, 1,070,230 pounds
of damaged cotton were picked from
61,608 bales of North Carolina cotton
shipped to Norfolk, Virginia during
the period from Septeirvber Ist, 1914.
to August 31, 1917.
About 200,000 pounds of good cot
toiT were picked off with the damaged
cotton and it had to sold at a consid
erable sacrifice also. This is a known
loss of approxi ately one-half a mil
lion dollars that benefitted no one
und caused countless misunderstand
ings and disputes.
Cotton left lying around the gfhs or
on the ground in yards will rot- quick
ly at this season of the year,
lioth the Cotton Association and
Extension Service feel that cotton is
to bring a higher price later and , it
should be held. But farmers who
haven't a floored house in which to
put their cotton should either sell it
or store it in a warehouse. As a rule
storage houses are better. Chambers
of commerce and public spirited bus
iness men should see that storage
space is provided for caring for all
the cotton that is exposed in their
communities. Cotton is entirely too
valuable to be neglected. Temporary
conversion of tobacco warehouses will
help the situation at a number of
places and should be pushed.
INIVEKSITY NEWS LETTER
Chapel Hill, March 26—A unit of
the reserve officers' training corps is
U) be established at the University in
the next two or three weeks, accord
it K to present plans. Major M. Craw
ford has received applications from
110 men desiring to take the course—
-14 more than the necessary quota of
!00 and has made formal application
.o the war department for a unit to
>e established here. The course will
require only three hours per week,
will lie voluntary, and will not conflict
with other college duties.
The University sumfyner school will
open later than usual this year owing
o the fact that commencement has
teen postponed. Commencement dav
will come on June 18th and the sum
mer school will open one week later,
on June 24th and continue through
August Bth. Director Walker is daily
receiving many inquiries pertaining
to courses offered, rooms, etc., and ac
"ordin gto present indications he see;
iiu loomm Why the to rthcamlpg Jtfje
sion should not he the most succer,:
I ful in the history of the institution
Many noted out of state teachers, and
speakers and lecturers have already
been secured.
The summer law school will opei
on Monday. June 9th, which is earlier
than usual and come to a close on
Friday, August 16th, extending thru
ten weeks. It will end just before
the bar examinations held before the
supreme court at Kaleigh on August
18th. Opening as it does on the 9th of
June ebfore the last quarter of the
University ends on June 18 the sum
mer term wil Inot conflict with the
regular term. The main purpose ol
w the summer course is to offer a re
view as complete as the limited time
will permit of the course required by
the supreme court for the bar exam
cation.
That members of the University fa
culty made large and notable contri
butions to the educational and liter
ary life of the state and nation during
the past year is clearly shown in the
recent report of the chairman of the
faculty „
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BRIGHTER TONE IN
COTTON SEED INDUSTRY
Barnes and Lucas Bring Back Opti
mistic Report From Conference at
Washington—Mills That Are Buy
ing Seed to be Favored
K. W. Barnes, secretary to the
state board of agriculture, and John
Paul Lucas, executive secretary of the
food administration, returning from
Washington yesterday brought an op
timistic report from the conference
of cotton oil refiners, cotton seed
crushers, cotton seed dealers, fanners
and food administration officials
it the food udministratibh office
Washington on Wednesday*
There has Imon rough sledding in
the cotton seed industry during the
last three onths but it was the un
animous opinion of those in attend
ance at the Washington conference
that the tuining point has been reach
ed an«l from now on there will be~ a
steady and increasing demand for
crude oil and oil products. A bright
er tone prevails throughout the indus
try.
"here Is still necessity for patience
on the part of crushers, cotton seed
er.lers ginners and producers who
have not been able to move their
products as rapidly as they woul I
like. According to Mr. Lucas, the
facts are clear and simple, and are
these:
I—Crushers are not going to take
cotton seed any faster than they can
dispose of the oil from the seed.
2 Refiners are not going to take
ciude (mm the crushers any fester
thnn they can dispose of lard .aom
pi-und and refined oils. „ J
Two days previous to the effer
ent e Mr. Hoover had sent an 'Order
lor 22,G00,0(H) pounds of compound
lurd. This huge order was allotted
among the various packers and refin
ers. Uhe refiners and packers in turn
are placing orders for crude oil with
those oil mills which are in greatest
distress and the oil mils in turn are
[urchasing additional seed, j Mr.
i! u- ei announced in his cablQ that
other large orders would follow, this
practically assuring a steady move
ment of oil products and complete re
lief to the industry every factor of
which fro the fanner to the refiner
has been under a burden of uncertain
ty und anxiety during the pqpt few
months. "...
Other significant and encouraging
facts are these:
Hog lariHtaif advanced in price dur
ing the past two months from 22c
to 28 cents per pound. Hog lard
packers are sold up sixty days ahead
and are quoting no hog lard for im
mediate delivery, and, in fact, they
nrgmg the us» of the
lard compound. Stocks of cheap im
ported soy I lean und peanut oil have
been largely exhausted and domestic
bean anil peanut oil have advanced ra
pidly in price during the past two
weeks. Corn oil has advanced from
17c to 21c a pound in the past ten
days and manufacturers of this pro
duct are oversold already.
The,entire afternoon session of the
conference was devoted to a discus
sion of the mater of alloting orders
for lard compound and other oil pro
ducts among refiners anil packers and
of crude oil among crushers. The
discussion hinged upon the following
resolution which was introduced at
the beginning of the session by Mr.
Lucas:
"Resolved that it is the sense of
this conference:
"I—That the United States Food
Administration in allocating orders
for lard compound and refined oils
should place such order, insofar as
possible only with those concerns who
are actively in the arket for crude
cotton seed oil, or who will agree to
purchase crudecotton seed oil suffic
ient to replace the stocks sold; or
with those who by their records can
shew that they have already shoul
dered'their share of the burden.
"ft—That in allocating orders for
crude oil the Refiners should place
orders only 'with those f rushers act
ively on the market for cotton seed or
who, will agree to purchase cotton
-teed sufficient to replace stocks sold
if seed are offered for sale in their
territory; or with those who can
show by their records that they have
already assumed their share of the
lOiJMI."
The resolution as.written by Mr.
Lucas was finally adopted with a pre
amble written into it by a joint com
mittee of all interests represented en
dorsing the course the food adminis
tration has pursued with regard to
the cotton seed industry up to date
and expressing confidence in its abili
ty and purpose to carry out the stab
ilization program.
It might be stated incidentally that
in a preliminary report from the bu
reau of the census which was read ut
the conference that the crushers of
North Carolina showed up to better
advantage in proportion of cotton
seed they have handled than crush
era of any other state. t.
North Carolina crushers had i-or
chased up y> Harch Ist 804,995 tons
of cotton seed against a purchase' of
226,869 tons on the same date last
year. Ttwjr had crushed up to the Ist
of March 848,497 Was against I*B,-
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9Q2 tons on the same date last yeah-
They had on hand March Ist 53,068
tons against 33,525 tons last year. It'
is estimated that from 26,000 to 4(>,-
000 tons of cotton seed remain in the
hands of the dealers, ginners, farm
ers today in North Carolina, this be
ing from six t* tn cent «
crop in North Carolina available for
crushing.
ACREAGE INFORMATION
CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL
Raleigh, March 26—The action of
the agricultural extension service in
asking for the listing of all crop acre
ages in each county of the state is a
very wise move, according to the
statements of very prominent farm
ers, bankers and agricultural workers
recently interview |' by Mr. Frank
Parker of the United States crop re
porting service. The extension
ice is now having printed a blank
form for listing the acreage devoted
to the different crops on the different
farms in each county in the state.
A supply of these blanks will be sent
to the board of county commissioner?
of each'eounty with the request that
the matted lie handled by the so t'ic
list takers may secure the informa
tion in every township.
Mr. Parker has been at let *
counties recently and has found
every case where the matter has been
explained to the board of commission
er.i they have .*en the iVnportance of
the move and hsvi' nen-ijil to make i>
small appropriation to covr the ex
pense of the work in their counties
This report of crop acreages, corn-
Luned with the government's crop re
port on estimated yields, will give to
any county the most accurate da' >
nnd most dependable facts and fir
that could be secured. These.could be
used not only by the farmers in fig
uring the nmount of different prod
uce which would be grown, hut would
also aid all business interests. The
far ers could use the information so
as to plan for planting, holding, sell
ing and determining the crop produc
tions of the county. The county as a
whole would gain valuable facts for
comparison .with the production of
other counties, for attracting settlers,
for advertising and boosting, and in
addition would furnish the state nitfl
nation with greatly needed basic in
formation
The action seems to be a wise one
and is meeting with general approval
according to reports received, It is
hoped that every county in the state
will provide for the work,
W. C. CHANCE. COLORED, DENIEJJ
CHARGES AGAINST- HIM
Editor The Enterprise:
r Tlje wild rumor circulating Around
KolJersonvile that I, at any time, have
advised anything contrary to the spir-'
it of peace and hajmony is a wicked
falsehood, intended for no other pur
pose than to discredit me, and to de
stroy the work which 1 am undertak
ing ahing peaceful lines. It is.-simply
the propoganda of an orgunized con
spiracy wh'ih has for some time op
posed my efforts to truin the colored
youth i long the lines that will make
them an asset to the community and
not a lability; anil above all to live
clean und honorable lives. As to rac
ial prejudice, 1 breath nonsuch spirit.
.Vharltor hatred toward a human be
ing simply because of the color of his
skin unfits any man to be of the high
est possible service to his fellow an,
es|Mcially the less fortunate. I stand
most firmly for what I ask of every
man, be he white or black, absolute
ustice and fair play.
(Signed) W. (J. CHANCE.
A car load of wire fencing just re
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Wll WILLIAM E. W AJtKEN
Physician and Surgeon
Office Phone 1,02
Residence Phone 59
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the RED CROSS WANTS OLD
CLOTHES KOR WAR SUFFERERS
The ,mist comprehensive collection
of old slothing, shoes and bedding
ever undertaken will be conducted the
week of March 24-31 when the Amer
ican people will he asked to donate
ten thousand tons of cast off apparel
to the helpless refugees in the allied
nations. The need of clothing in many
lands is one of the most serious re
construction problems, but it is ex
pected that a long step toward solv
ing it will be taken when the thous
ands of Red Cross chapters begin the
of discarded garments.
Every kin dof garment foi' all i
ages and both sexes, except such as
obviously could not help refugees is
to bo accepted. Since the clothing is
to be subjected to the hardest kind of
wear only garments of strong anil
durable material should be given.
They need not, however, be in per
fect condition for there are thousands
of destitute women in the recovered
territory eager to earn a small liveli
hood by repairing the clothing that is
to tie seat to the needy.
In addition to the second hand gar
ments there will tie accepted piece
goods, light, warm, canton flannel
and other materials from which to
make clothes for new born babes,
sheeting and blankets and even scrap
leather which is needed for repairing
shoes, woolen goods of any kind, soft
hats and caps for all ages anil sweat
ers of any kind or size will be wel
come, and men's shirts and pajamas
that are not longer serviceable, as
such Oan* be turned into children's
garments.
The chapters collecting the cloth
ing will forward it to a central col
lecting point from whence-it will he
shipped to Europe in vessels of the
European Relief Administration. Tt
will be distributed under the direct
supervision of the American Red
Cross agents.
t EVERETTS ITEMS
Mrs. J. S. A.vres went to William
ston Saturday.
Mrs. W. It. Peel spent last week
end with her peojle near Roberson
ville.
Mr. Murdork Ay rt v s returned last
Monday from Camp Jackson, having
received his discharge from the army.
Miss Mary Taylor s|>ent Mondy
night in Willimston.
Mrs. R. 1,. Moore went to Roberson
ville last Saturday.
Mr. Henry Itrowning lias returned
from camp and is now in tbwn,
Mr. John VV. l-eggett, home on
leave, from ('amp Wadsworth, was in
town Tuesday afternoon,
Messrs, David Whitehurst arid
'Hurley Ilulluck, of Itethel, were in
town last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. VV J: Keel, Misses
Mugalene and Myrtle Keel went to
Spring Green Sunday, *
Mr. Le'Roy Taylor was in town last
Sunday.
Mr. anil Mrs. (!. It. Roebuck went to
Oak firove last Sunday.
Mrs. C. It. Roebuck and Mrs. Mary
Everett went to Roliersonville Tues
day afternoon.
Miss Nina Hough went to Ruber
sonville last Saturday.
A telegram has lieen received from
Mr. Dennis Hardy stating that he has
arrived at .Newport News Va., from
France
Mrs. Ollie Rogerson, of Hethel, was
in town last Friday.
* NOTICE
The Martin County Medical Society
will meet in the rooms of the l.otus
('lub Wednesday at 2 o'clock In the
afternoon.
DR. VERNON WARD, Robersonvllle.
T)R. W E. W A RItEN", WiHiamstonr —
01VE LIBERTY BONDS
TO SAVE THE STARVING
Of the S2,HOW allotted Martin coun-.
ty to raise to sate four millions of
starving Syrians and Armenians only
$66(1 has been given, leaving $2240
still to be raised. The $560 given
includes three S6O Liberty bonds.
There are thousands of Liberty
Bonds owned in Martin county and
many of the owners will not live to
see them paid. Of the numerous
owners of Liberty bonds in Martin
county will not forty-flve lie sympa
thetic and generous enough to give a
fifty dollar bond each to complete our
quota, to prove that our county is as
liberal as other and to save
our suffering fellow creatureH from
starving ?
Many coutd give a hundred dollar
bond or more and scarcely feel It.
The poor people for whom I appeal
are our brothers amj sisters In the
flesh (Acts 17:26) and no doubt
many of them are children of God,
(Rev. 6:0.)
SYLVESTER HASSELL,
Treasurer of Armenian and Syrian
Relief Fund for Martin County.
Brussels rugs 27x60, at $8.90 at W
R. Orleans.
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ceived. CD. Carstarphea 4 Co. tf
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Columns* Lateh Key to 1100
(Martin County Home*.
Established 1898
Graded School
News and Notes
WANTED COLUMN
Wanted—The people /of William
ston to clean up their yards this week
and the town to have the trash car*
ried away.
W anted—A steam laundry a bak
ery, a ladies' shoe parlor and some
paint in Williaraston.
Wanted- Main street free from all
trash when Sunday arrives. It is hard
to tell whether it is Main stret or the
back lot.
Wanted—Parents to realize tha»
Sunday was intended for a daj of rest
and not for football and baseball-
Wanted—Good luck, happiness and
health for all who live in our country,
state and town,
r Wanted—Every house in ( William
son to be a home where love reigns
and where happiness exists, a place
to which a man or a woman can go
when weary or heartsick and where
he or she can And rest for the soul.
W'aatsd—To see every man, woman
and child in Williamston greet peo
ple with a smile and a "good orn
ing." As it is now you have to
knock people down to get them to
speak.
Wanted —Life, real life, life worth
while, a life for others, that is what
we want
Wanted—A building inspectdr in
the town of Williamston. This is de
mtnued by law in towns of one thou
sand inhabitants.
JOKES
—lt-you-W®re me ami I ware you and
we both west- someone else, who
would you be?
bather—Why do you want to leave
school and go to work when you are
so young?
Willie—lt's this way, dild, - School
is going to lie a tough place for the
next few years. We'll have a new
map of Europe to study and if we fall
down on that the teacher is likely to
give us the constitution of the league
of nations to learn by heart.
What Home Means to Tkeni
To the small boy—The service of
supply.
To the young lady—The theatre of
operations.
To the young man— Headquarters
expeditionary forces.
To grandma—A rest sectorii,
To the black sheep —an awkward
salient.
To the maiden aunt—No man's
land.
To mother—Tlie base hospital, sal
vage depot and camp commissary.
To father—Headquarters disburs
ing office and adjuster of claims.
| Safety First Rules
Always remember that you must
take no chaftces with gasoline. It is
one of the most dangerous materials
in common use.
Gasoline must always be kept in
tightly fastened cans, never in glass
bottles..
Gasoline should never he uncovered
within the house or at any point
where its funics can travel to open
flame, a live coal or spark.
Do not use gasoline for cleaning il'
you can get a safe cleaning prepara
tion.
Gasoline in ifuantity should be kept
in underground tanks. ,
No one should be allowed to smoke
while in a garage:
No one shijuld be allowed to smoke
in an automobile while its gasoline
tank is being fdleil.
Do not use water upon a gasoline
or kerosene fire; use a chemical ex
tinguisher or else throw dirt or sand
upon it and smother it.
Finis—Don't ignore these , rules.
They may save your home and family
i from ruin.
i ■ 1 The Little Tkiwtn of Life
On a cold and frosty morning
The old school bell?
Tossing and moaning with motion
A hasty and awful message tells.
Arouse ye youthful sluggards
And with faces clean and bright,
Try, oh! so very hard
To see the dawn of knowledge light.
The teacher stiff with dignity and
starch
The first thing makes them march,
Then she sets them another task
The reason why they do not ask.
The trying day passes
With much disturbing noise
From sweet and pretty lasses
And rough and boisterous boys.
LOCAL
Mrs. Jim Fearing, of Elizabeth City
who is promoting the safety league
movement was a visitor 'to our
school last week. Under Mrs. Fear
fog's supervision the school organis
ed three leagues. The purpose of
these leagues is to prevent loss of
Ufe and property and we hofe that
they may be of service to the public.
The motto of the safety league is
"Safety First"
On Thursday night of last week
Mrs. William Calvin Chilton present
ed "Polly of the Circus" and those
who could appreciate real talent en
joyed her play. Mrs. Chilton took
the part of all the characters in the
I play and made it very interesting.
The male student# of the high
(Cctiaosd e. Twe)
    

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