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THE NASH COUNTY NEWS
VOLUME 10. NUMBER 29.
I HE Nash county news, THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1939
$1.50 PER YEA*
He was an intelligent looklnsf man.
She was an inquisitive ffirl. He will
T.ever know she described him thus
I for he will never see this. No, this
li6*n’t about to be a riddle or an obit-
Rry. It is one of those spicy sur-
Srise-interTiews that would eparkle
Irith originality in any newspaper
She aeked him to subscribe to the
Nash County News. He said no. She
asked him if he dfidn’t like to read.
He said yes. She asked what was
better reading than local and county
nows. He said it was all right but he
bad plenty to read at his house. She
Asked what. Witt all sincerity and an
oxpreseion of more complete well-be-
iiig than most people -could show if
fhey owned the world’s largest li
brary, he answered, “X have three
Bibles and a Bible storybook!”
Law Offices He-e
“WhaVfl Wrong With Newspapers,”
waa scheduled to be discuesed by a
minister, lawyer and newspaper man
at an informal forum to be condtuct-
ftd by the Boston university’s chap
ter of Kappa Tau Alpha, national
honorary journalism society, at their
dinner meeting May 6. It will be
interesting to see what a clergyman,
a barrister and a journalist says,
but it doesn’t take such a learned
trio of a Greek letter society from
Boston, hub of American learning,
to tell us what is wrong. Oh, no! Al
most any reader, contributor, adver
tiser, friend, enemy, local citizen,
▼isuor—or what hove youf—ican
and what's worse, docs frequently.
We have always known that the
Spring Hope Groct ry was a generoue?
^irm—lone of the outstanding firms
of our town in ni;iny ways—^but we
seem to be about to bankrupt them
with a j>;talemont made in last weeU
NEWS, viz, that a $10,000 award
would be given annually by this
lirm to the best home econo»nics
fltudfiit in the Spring Hope High'
H.-hool. This should have read $101
*'ttward doilars^ msieaii ot
000 (ten thousand.’ Now please home
ec girls, don’t let the reduction in
amount discouragt' you—;it is wortii
working ft'r just the same.
The closing of T«.'hoftl has its sjid
points—and funny ones. After the
final terrific struggles bver exams,
the Spring Hope senior finally fin
ished iiis paper, looked it sadly
over, and then at the end wrotet
'‘Dear Teacher; If you sell any of
my answers to the funny papers or
jo^e column, I expect you to split
fifty-fifty with nn^” Whoa, wait -i
minute, senior, he didn’t get any pa.v
from us for this, l^ut away that bill.
The Christian statesman ask«: Did
you over hear—
Of a man losing his job because he
was a total aljst-ainerf
Of an insurance company that of
fered reduced premiums to booze ad
Of a woman saying, *'^^y husband
would be the beet man in the world
if he would only drinkf’
Of a chauffer who would drive his
car with greater safety if he took
a snort of alcohol before starting
Of a railroad engineer who stood
I.etter with his employers if he pat-
ionized the salpon or cocktail hour?
Of an Artie explorer who stocked
up his supplies with liquor in or
der to keep warm!
Of a child who complained because
his daddly did not come homo drunk?
Of a nuin who objected to hi*
daughter marrying a young man be
cause he was not a booze addit^tf
Of a woman complaining because
her husband spent too little time in
tha saloon instead of spending his
evenings at home?
Of a miirdered on the gallows de
claring that his practice of absti^
nence led him to his predicament?
Of a m.;in who beat his wife and
thrashed his baby because he was so
ber when he came home
Of a home owner who charged
higher rentals because a saloon had
been set up next door?
Of a banker who threw up his hat
with joy because a saloon was open
Of a mother who consented to her
daughter becoming a barmaid in or
der to help civilize the “dump f
Of a preacher delivering a better
eermon because he was half shot
Did you ever hear of a '‘moder
ation society” thaf advocated total
Spring Hope welcomes Norman C.
Ijaneaster, young attorney of Cas-
talia, who has this week opened o**-
fices in town. Mr. I^neaster wa*:
graduated from the law school of
Wake Forest College last June. Wiiile
there he served as vice presilent
of the law school; was a member of
the Barrister’s Club for three yoa^a,
holding the office of secretary au‘;
treasurer the last year. Since grad-
nation, the young attorney has c-on-
ducted a small private practice iu
Castalia but opened his first offii’.k?s
in Spring Hope where he will be lo
cated upstairs in the former Bl3urit
Furniture Co. building. Mr. Lancas
ter has visited in Spring Hope, was
guest speaker recently to the Liois
Club, and plans to affiliate himseif
with town interests. At present, ho
will continue to make his home jn
Castalia but will probably move here
in the fall. He is eon of Mrs. D. B.
Lancaster and the late Mr. Lancaster
and brother of Mr. Jack I^aneaster
who was formerly employed here.
J. R. Baker Named
Head Of Ins. Co.
Speight Is Law
Public announcement is made el
sewhere in this paper of the appoint-
sewhere in this paper of the appoint-
of the General Insurance Co. her;?.
He is prepared to handle all kinds
of insurance and hospitalization
needs in offices locatcd upstairs in
the old Dr. Ohamblee office. The
public is invited to visit this new
enterprise. In the absence of Mr.
Ba.ker, Norn:, n C, Ijanoaster who
has ad.i«»'nni;.- offices, will assist in
sura ne«- t M^%t*..mer«.
The Daily Tar Heel of May 2
publication of the University of N.
C., carrie(J the following article.*
“The law school last week elected
new officers for the Law Association
and new class officers. New Officers
of the I..aw Association are: Bill
Speight of fipring Hope, president;
Herman Clark of Fayetteville, vice-
president; Harry Boucher of Damas*
eus, Va., secretary-treasurer; Pdpo
Lyon of Smithfield, student council
representative; Claud Wheatley of
Beaufort, representative on the stu
dent legislat arc.”
Amon? officers of the rising sec-
<nd year class of the law school
uas Allen Cobb of Louisburg, treas
Spring Hope feels it f i ite an honor
tl at a IocaI son, Bill Speight, son of
Mrs. C. R. Speighi of this <Uy, sliould
be named president of the Law As-
s ciation. .Mr. Speiglit l«s been out
standing throughout i;» his aw class
es being one of twei\e in the law
school to make the law staff. His art
icle recently for inis has
been accepted and will be publish*!
in the June Liw Revigw.
Close For Revival
During the week of services at the
Baptist Church, all the business
firms in town signed an agreement
to close their business houses at 7:00
o^clock each evening so employer
and employee who wished might at-
t-end the 8.00 o^clock preaching ser
All interesting Homecoming Day i
program was render«*d lust Sunday i
ijt Quankie Bapti'st Churth. During
tiie rtay sp(*e.iai h-inor '..i> [lald'ta;
Gift To Police
its founder. Rev. A. (). Wilcox,
fatlier of Mrs. Clement Richardson
^Please turn tc pag« fonr)
Among the list of awards and gift^l
presented at the closing exercises'
of the Spring Hope School last week,
omission was mad'e of the gift j
Policeman Ollie I.*;iughter by the j
P«rent-Teacher Association. This wasl
given in re^Miprjiition of his faithful!
wat«hfa're ot the 8^•il’ooJ chiTdren at';
the highway cros.<ing in the morn-|
ing, dinner hour and afternoon of
the 1938-l!t;i!( s('hoo] year.
Sunday, ^ay the Fourteenth
I MOTHER I
^ Bj Thomas Cnrtis Clark 5
= For others sh« may noit be fair— =
“ Her furrowed^^heeka, her faded hair; E
Z To me she is a treasure rare, 3
E My Mother. E
E Her charm how can I bat confess! E
“ For there’s n^other face can bless, —
E And keep my heart from loneliness, ~
E As that dear face —
= Of Mother. H
E So long ago fur Mother, yonng, E
E The wedding 5e!Is were gaily rung; E
E So long ago songs were sung E
E For Mother; E
E Of all that’s lovely, sweet,and bright. E
E And still, to me. she*9 worthy quite E
E She’s queen today, by her own rigitt, E
E Queen of my i?eart, E
E Hy Mother. E
Mitchell, assault and house-breaking.
Plead not guilty. Fred Mitchell
hound over to Superior Court May
term. Bond $200; Ocie Mitchell guil
ty of assault with deadly weapon,
suspended upon payment of $25 to
pay Recorder Court cost except cost
for Fred Mitchell, Grady Mitchell,
Otis Joyner, assault and deadly
weapon, nol pros with leave.
Boy Potkeson, bastardy. License
issued for Patkeson to marry Myrtie
Otha Lucas and Dan Jjee, larceny
and receiving, continued May 10.
Harry Plummer Boddie, posses
sion illegal whiskey, plead guilty-—
60 days on road suspended upon
payment of cost county have to pay.
Bennie Williams, assault deadly
weapon, continued May 22.
Will Lucas, diestroying real prop
erty. Not guilty.
Morris Stallings, cursing on high
way and assault. Suspend^'d upon
payment of all cost except jury’tnx
and solicitor’s fee.
Gaston Brake, jxissession illegal
(Please turn to page four)
Floyd Parker and Frank Mitchell,
possession still and manufacturing
whiskey, continued June
Jimmy Anderson, Bastardy, con
tinued May 15.
M. C. Messer, worthless'■••heck, con
tinued May 22.
Gossie Wilkins, abandotwient and
non-supjK)r*. plea*i guilty— 12 months
on road su.spcnded upon pfympnt to
his wife $7.i»0 0:ieh montli l>eginning
May 1.1 until further ord< rs for her
u»e and children.
Elbert Pettifurd, Jr.. ^ bastardy,1
continued October 2.
P. E. Athey, driving auto drunk,
plead guilty, 6 months on '■oad sus
pended upon payment "f >’»0 and
J. H. Wheeless, aid ar.. abetting,
driving auto drunk^e-’^ |d
Andrew M. Edwards. -Iriving auto
drunk, continued May 22,
Fred Mitehell, Ocio M;:i*hen, Grady
Typhoid Clinic Schedule
Nash County 1939
Tacsdsy, May 16th, May 23rd, May
30 And Jane Gth
Rooky Cross 9:30 A. M.
I. W. Beddingfield’s Service Station
10:30 A. M,
Stokes’ Church 11:30 A. M.
Middlesex Drug Store 1:00 P. M.
Stoney Hill Church 2:00 P. M.
Green Pond 3:00 P. Ml
Wednesday, May 17th, May 24th.
Hay 31st And Jane 7th
Bed Oak 9:30 A. M.
Rei4*s Store 10.30 A. M.
Hickary Church 11:30 A. M.
Wliitakers Town Hall 1:00 P. M,
Gold Bock 2:00 P. M.
New Hope Church 3:00 P. M.
Thursday, May 18th, May 25th,
Jane 1st, Jane 8th
Taylor's Cross Roeds 9:00 A. M!.
White Oak 10:00 A. M.
Momeyer 11:00 A. M.
Corinth Church Castalia Koad 1:00
Castalia 2:00 P. M^
Edwards Cross Roads 3:00 P. it.
Both White And Colored Are Urged
To Attend These Clinics
B)very one should be vaccinated
against typhoid fever every three
years. The nurse or Health Officer
will be at these places on the dates
scheduled. There will b only four
Clinics at each place. Cvery one is
urged to get started on the first Cli
nic. Those who fail to get in for
the first or second Clinic will have
to make their own arrang«menta for
the last djose.
NOTE: Those living nearest to
Nashville can get this treatment at
the Health Office on each Monday
afternoon from 3 to 4 P. M. during
May and June.
T. O. Coppedge, M. D., Nash County
The U. D. C. wishes to a4*knolw-
edge with appreciation the ontrihu-
tion of nice child.en’s books made
last week to the Spring Ho?k*
Nor’h Carolina has never ratifietl
the woman suffrage amendment.
Inscoe To Lecture
At Summer School
L. S. Inscoe, Superintendemt
Schools in Nash County will hm m
special lecturer in education for ttm
weeks at the Wake Forest-McradHk
summer school at Wake Forest. FiHk
mission was granted! by the 06—^*
Board of Education at its last
ing. The offer came to Superinti
ent Inscoe from Wake ForeiC »-
rrcognition of the good work
he has done during the past tw9 d*
cades in Nash County.
At Wake Forest he will le«feuf«
to two groups, one in Advanced
cational Administration; made up ot
princitialS and prospective (priiiei-
pals; the other in Elementary Seko^
Administration and Suj)ervisidn^ tom
posed of teachers and prospeetd^
printipals of the elementary grade*
Dr. D. B. Bry-iii, Gei tral Diri*ctoi
of the Wake Forest Meredith avm*
mer school, eipresj vl ggratificatiov
at the addition of Supt. Inscoe
his teaching staff and thanked th»
members of the County Board.
Education for their eooperatioa m
Plans Complete For
Wake Forest, May 10.—^Final
rangements have been made for tW
approaching session of the Waks
Forest-M,eredith summer school, tt
be held at Wake Forest begiasia^
June 6, Dr. D. B. Bryan,
Director, announces. The six-weel
session will end July 15 and
nine-week, August 5.
Advanced registration indieftt<3t
that there will be an enrollmest
about 700, the men and women be
ing about equally divided.
A corps of 50 professors has beea
engaged to give about 130 conraet
whieh lead to the bachelor and mAS-
ter’s degrees and to all Xeatheif
In addition to the regular tea^-li*
ing staff, seven reputable school Jtet
will be brought tOj the campus t4
• give cour.=?es of especial intere«
rto tearher.s, supervis<irs, and prinX-
I pals. These men are Claudie F. Gad i\',
sup<‘rint»*ndent of Raleigh sehoo:^;
ase turn, to page ■four')
Union Services Are Innovation In History Of Two Town Chyrches
Golden Anniversary Of Baptist Church
Finds Its Doors Open In Uni jn Revival
Achievements Of Methodists Here Reflect
Indomitable Spirit Of Wesleyan Founder
PASTOR THIS YEAR
Through Fire, Debts And
Many Trying Circumstances
Gibson Memorial Members
Have Risen To Established
Church Commemorates Work and
Early Death of First Pastor Yet
He Never Saw It or Stood In Its
REV. GEORGE W. BLOUNT
A marble cornerstone in the front
of Spring Hope^s Methodist Church
l>oars the inscription, “Gibson Mem
orial M. E. ^Church 1910.” But mar
ble is mute and mere facts imper
sonal, while tho true history of this
church pulsates with the dauntless
determination and indefatigable en
ergy of a few set in motion time
and again to found, build, rebuild
mid improve tho house of worship
that stands today on the corner of
Branch and Walnut Streets.
I Tlie mustard seed of desire to or.
i ganize a church of Methodist faith
here was sown ono day in 1890 when
A. D. ‘‘Uncle Betts, M. K. pastor of
Stanhope charge, visited in the
Spring Hope home of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry D. Fulford. Prior to them, oc
casional visiting M. K. ministers
spoke in a onoroom wood building
that was used for a school during
the week and on Sunday by anv
denomination who could secure a
preacher. This all-purpoae building
stood on the present Baptist Church
site and! becAme the first Baptist
We were unable to learn of but
four charter members: Mrs. H. D.
Fulford, Mrs. W. H. Culpepper, W.
A. Eifgerton and L. C. Fletcher. Ar
rangements were made for regular
services with Rev. J. W. Gibson,
' first pastor who, with his wife and
two children, resided ia what lb
i known as “the old Lewis House”
‘ where Roy Winsteafl. lives at pres-
^ (Pleaae Turn To'Back Page)
Stands In Seat Of Religjion
And Learning For Spring
j Hope Where Baptists Have
I Worshipped Since Church
Began With Eight Members
Beloved Present Pastor Is Now In
Tenth Year Of Service To Wide
Community Area Around Church
An appropriate introduction to
this article is found on the front ot
the cliureh'a mo?t recent bulletin—
“*To all who mourn and need com
fort; to all who are weary and nec ?
rest; to all who are friendless ai'd
wish friendship; to all who ari-
homeless and wish sheltering love;
to all who pray and to all who do
not, and ought: to all who sin and
I'Oed a Savior; and to whosoever
will; this church opens wide the
doors and makes free a place, and
in the name of Jesus, the Lord,
says “Wl‘^-*CO’*CK” Such is the wel
come hundreds have shared during
the union revival services of this
woek, and/ each attendant here,
though he may not have known it,
has trodj historic ground. On this cor
ner stood) over fifty years ago a
a single room frame building that
was school, church for all denomi
nations and community house for
Spring Hoi>e’s earliest residents.
The Spring Hope Baptist Church,
now designated First Baptist Church,
was organized in 1880 with eight
members, one of whom is now liv
ings—Mrs. Octavia Cone of Richmond,
Va. Others of the eight were: Henry
B. Ferrell, J. T. Fulford, S. M. Whe-
less, J. J. Spivey and probably Mr.
and Mrs. B. W. Upchurch and Mrs
The abstract of title to the land
on which the church was built traces
back to 1864 when H. S. Whitley'
conveyed to J. T. Webb a tract of
land containing one hundred acres.
Mr. Webb is memorialized by a
church window. In February 1882,
tl.is property was deeded to N. W.
Hendricks liy J. T. Webb and wife
for $500. In ISSti, thirty-four and
one-half acres were bought by John
H. Hunter, Rocky Mount real estate
dealer, for $690 and forms a part
of the town plot. Ben H. Bunn, mem
ber of Congress from R-ocky Mount
legal representative of John Hunter
and attorney for the ACLRB when
it built this territory, offered to
give the first organized denomination
a plot on which to erect a church.
Lots 23, 24 ajid 25 on the corner of
Walnut and Nash Streets was chosen
by the Baptists and deed made to
J. T. Fulford, S. M. Wheless and
Henry B. Ferrell as deacons of the
church and their sueeeasors in of
fice. It is said that in his eagerness
to secure this desirable location, R
W. Upchurch, first treasurer of the
church, after missing his train in
Rocky Mount, walked back home via
tho county seat to get the deed .>iaf(v
ly on record. A Sunday School room
(Please turn to back page)
PASTOR FOR 10 YEAR!.
DR. W. R. CULLOM