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^ Vine Divorces Granted Dur-1
W ,ng Civil Term Ending I
mjTTLE INTEREST SHOWN
_vme divorces were granted dur^ ^tiiis
term of Warren comity
^ j-penor court which came to a I
yesterday alteinoon. Separa- |
/or a penod of two years were I
which the bonds!
^BTnutrimoiiy were severed in each
fnp n |
Hjftiie acuoiiwS wlucn tumc UK ^
before Judge Barnhill at
term of court. I
ju(jging by tliase who came into
jfiwnple of Justice to air their
^ .-eiances, members of the white!
find it uiore difficult to dwell
^ ugether in i>eace and harmony
do negroes. Of the nine plainwho
appeared in court seeking
^ permanent separation, six were
Krhite people and three were ne^ paes.
H in granting the divorces, no ah-1
^ oony was ordered paid, however!
Hitiedefendants were taxed with the)
costs in the actions. I
Mowing are the cases in whicn
ivoroes were granted:
Mrs. Ella Ellis O'Neil, white
^ iimn who runs a store in north
- has been hi
II ffarremoii >?'? ? ?
I tit limelight frequently of late due
|B the robberies which have ocI
tuned at her place of business and
I & subsequent trials, vs Andrew
L iiide Harris vs W. Z. Harris,
A. Ingram vs Mary G. InI
I jfimie Belle Thompson vs John
I (Testify Thompson, white.
I Sarah DeBerry vs H. C. DeBerry,
Bessie King Tart vs Lacy Tart,
George H. Carroll vs Nancy H.
I Prentice Mason vs Mark P. Mason,
Walter West vs Bettie West, ne groes.
Ttro other divorce cases, Mary
Daeke Stegall vs Sidney Stegall and
Fred Rodwell vs Ella Hall Rodwell,
fere (locket for a hearing at this
term of court but were postponed at
the request of the attorney for the
Although there were a number of
cases in addition to divorce cases
removed from the docket at this
term of court, not any of the civil
matters that came before Judge
I Bamhill were of sufficient interest
I to draw crowds to the court room.
I Perhaps the most outstanding case
Ion the civil docket was the action
involving the Poplar Mount MerI
candle Company but this was not
B tsd due to the fact that a petition
I 'bankruptcy had been filed. Five
I 159 lawyers were employed in this
I 98 and it was expected that a
I to legal battle would be held In
B & court room. ?
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H lie With Oxford]
I Warrenton and Oxford golf clubs
toyed to a tie in the first match
I ot the year held on the Oxford
I link on Thursday of last week. I
The match at Oxford followed a
I tournament on the local court the
I kek previous in which Tom Burton
and Jimmie Mayfield were winI
in the first flight. Second
I %ht winners were A. Jones and
Gillam; third flight, John Gar
and Edmund White; fourth
I %t, John Mitchell. 1
I Mrs. John Mitchell, Mrs. A. A.
"?ams and Mrs. Lloyd Kinsey
I *ete dinners in the ladies' tourna
which was held concurrently
I ltot of the men.
I ^agle Captured In
I Warren County
I negro of near Inez,
I L??**8 at home an Eagle
a on Sunday of last week.
_ ?v una, which measures seven
four inches from wing tip to
I tip, had its wing broken by a
shot from a gun in the hands of
I ^wtin as it perched in a tree. It
? now confined in a cage and beI
^nse of the rarity of this type
?jt4 in Warren county is exciting
I curiosity of many people of that
I ^tion who have visited the DowI
^ home as the news of the capI
I Misses Ann and Rebecca
I Jlant of Scotland Neck are spend
_= ^nne time as the guests of Miss
1 Kosella Dameron.
j College Queen
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PHILADELPHIA . . . Mips Irene
Wilson of Dover, Del., (above),
ruled as Queen of Temple University'
May Pageant, the award being made
on most scholarly, most popular and
most active of the graduating class.
Junior Order Holds
At Littleton May 24
Littleton, May 31.?The Twentieth
District Jr. O. U. A. M. held its
regular spring convention at Littleton
on Thursday, May 24.
At the business session in the
Nathaniel Macon Council Hall in
the afternoon, the following officers
J. F. Bobbitt Jr., Past Councilor;
David E. Long, Councilor; B. L.
Wilson, Vice Counsilor; R. O.
Smith, Recording Secretary; C. R.
Daniel, Warden; H. C. Bobbitt,
Conductor; J. R. Pearce, Inside
Sentinel; J. T. Garner, Outside
Louisburg was selected for the
next District Convention place o:
H. C. Kearney of Franklinton
was elected for recommendation to
the position of District Deputy to
succeed Paul W. Cooper, whose
term expires in August.
Field Secretary Edgar U. Harris
and .Tnc Beaversoh of Philadelphia
discussed various phases of the
work of the order in the business
A banquet supper was served at
6:30 to about 175. Special music was
furnished by the De Luxe Band of
Roanoke Rapids. T. P. Gholson and
Miss Pearl Fishel took parts on the
In the high school auditorium at
8 o'clock a public speaking program
was given. The addres of welcome
was given by Mayor John H. Taylor.
Supt. J. Edward Allen responded
in behalf of the visitors. Addresses
were made by Julian R.
Alsbrook, R. S. Rainey, Chas. F.
Tankersley Jr., State Vice-Councilor,
and Eugene B. Martin, National
Vice-Councilor. Special music and
a play were presented by the Lexington
Home Glee Club.
Mrs. Bettie Dunn
Dies At Wise Home
Wise, May 31.?Mrs. Bettie Dunn,
83, died at her home on Friday
morning at 8 o'clock.
The funeral services were conducted
from the home by the pastor,
Rev. F. G. Walker, at 11 o'clock
Sunday morning. Interment was
made in the Wise cemetery.
The deceased is survived by one
brother, S. J. Stallings, of Littleton,
four sons, Rev. B. E. Dunn, Gallipolis,
Ohio, W. F. Dunn, Washington,
D. C., R. M. Dunn, Norfolk,
Va., S. J. Dunn, Winston-Salem, N.
C.; three daughters, Mrs. Annie
lies, Thelma, Carrie and Emma
Dunn of Wise; also eight grandchildren,
and two great-grandchildren.
O. A. Dickens of Wilson, candidate
for Congress against Judge
John H. Kerr, was in Warrenton
Monday in the interest of his candidacy.
He was accompanied to
Warrenton by William Dickens of
/1M tint, nntline his
iVJLI a 1/AVAV/iiO U*V4 UV?
views here in a public address and
whether he received any aid and
comfort in the home of his opponent
DR. GIBBS RETURNS
Dr. J. T. Gibbs, who has been
spending several months at Pelham,
arrived at Warrenton this week
and is spending a few days withj
his son, Mayor Prank H. Gibbs, and
Mrs. Gibbs. Dr. Gibbs and his
daughter, Mrs. Virginia Pearsall,
expect to open their home here for
the summer wtihin a few days.
5UNTY OF WARREN, N. C.
School Revival Is
Brought To Close
The Sunday School Revival and
Enlargement Campaign in which 24
hurches of the Tar River Assoc iaion
participated was brought to a
lose Sunday afternoon with an
snthusiastic mass meeting held in
,he auditorium of the John
Graham high school, Bear Swamp
lending the largest delegation of
iny single church.
At that time Perry Morgan, Sunlay
school secretary of the Baptist
State Convention, made his
final address in which he pleaded
for more determined effort in Sunday
school work. J. Edward Allen,
Moderator of the Tar River Association,
several pastors and many|
Sunday school superintendents!
made" brief talks during which delightful
compliments were paid the
young men and women who taught
the classes in the twenty-four local
The final reports showed that
many new pupils were enrolled in
Sunday School last Sunday. In
some instances new departments
were added and in many cases new
classes were organized in accordance
with the Standard of Excellence
recommended by the Sunday
School Hoard of the Southern Baptist
It is the opinion of those who attended
regularly the daily classes
in the churches and the general
conference in Warrenton each afternoon
during the week that the
Sunday School revival was a
splendid success?setting forth better
plans and methods, increasing
interest in Sunday School work,
emphasizing the bigness of the
task and giving a larger vision to
Sunday School workers.
Banks Are Willing
To Make Loans,
Says W. A. Hunt
Banks are perfectly' willing and
anxious to make loans, W. A. Hunt,
President of the Citizens Bank and
Trust Company of Henderson, said
this week in a discussion of the
bankers part in business recovery.
"There has been considerable talk
in past months around questions
such as 'Why don't the bankers
step in and make funds available
for business recovery?' - 'Why don't
the bankers loosen up on credit and
loan money freely?' he said.
"Now the facts are," Mr. Hunt
continued, "bankers are willing to
loan money. The banking structure
of the country today is stronger
than at any time since the depression
started. It is ample to
finance full recovery as soon as
confidence is restored. By that we
mean confidence in business ? for
confidence in the banks of the
Nation is well established.
"Naturally, bankers want to loan
money?that is where profits come
to banks. Any banks today have the
,funds to loan, but they must be
I conservatively particular as to what
jkind of loans are made. The money
!a bank has to loan cannot be appropriated
as can government funds
?it is not money that will be replaced
by taxpayers?it belongs to
the depositors! And every bank
depositor has the right to expect
his bank to make only soufJcl loans.
"A sound loan is one which the
borrower believes and the banker
expects will be paid within a reasonable
time?either paid in full at
maturity or substantially reduced
by regular periodic payments. The
essence of a good loan lies in the
borrower's ability and intention to
repay the loan by a planned program
and within a reasonable time.
A commercial bank must have a
turn-over of merchandise, with this
difference?a merchant's turn-over
affects his own business and his
creditors, but a bank's turn-over
affects the credit facilities of the
entire community. Money loaned
for capital purposes such as the
purchase of real estate, securities,
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auiomuDiies, uim; muci; ...... ?
plan of payment or reduction, slows
turn-over and restricts credit
Loans that are paid at maturity or
regularly reduced enable the banker
to "turn his stock" and make other
loans to patrons, which in turr
benefits the credit and progress ol
the entire community.
"The point we wish to bring home
to the people of this community It
that the bank credit facilities ir
our territory are ample to handle
local credit requirements, and banks
are in a position to make loanssound
loans?for legitimate business
Mr. Ivey Watson of Enfield was t
I visitor here this week. ^
, FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1934
TO BE OBSERVED
Stores To Be Closed Each
REST FOR EMPLOYEES
Warrenton stores will be closed
each Wednesday afternoon during
the months of June, July and
August, allowing a half-holiday for
employees, according to agreement
made here this week. This plan is
following out a step of other years
and is customary in many other
The agreement has been signed
by the following merchants and
business nouses: <
The Citizens Bank, Salvage I
Store, W. H. Riggan, Pender's :
Store, W. L. Wood, Rose's 5 & 10c ,
Store, Home Furniture & Supply
Co., Warrenton Dollar Store, W. R. '
Lancaster, The Spot Store, R. R.
Rodwell, M. System, Friedenberg,
Burroughs Grocery Co., Allen, Son
& Co., T. V. Allen, Hight Grocery
Co., Warrenton Department Store,
J. M. Gardner & Co., W. Kline, <
Effie Ellington, M. G. Taylor, G. R. J
Frazier, Sanitary Barbershop, Mar- <
garet's Beauty Shop, Martha Wash- 1
ington Beauty Shop, Warrenton '
Water Co., Polk Majestic Co., Citi- <
zens Insurance & Bonding Co., '
Warrenton Building & Loan Asso- *
ciation, Cash Co., Carolina Power '
& Light Co. 1
The A. & P. Co. is expected to
sign the agreement as soon as per- ]
mission can be obtained from the <
district manager. 1
New Bonds Issued J
By FCA Are Now
Selling Above Par '
Columbia, S. C., May 30.?Bonds '
of the Federal Farm Mortgage Cor- i
poration bearing 3 per cent interest
per annum, dated May 15, 1934, 3
callable in ten years and maturing <
in fifteen years are now be in? used !
in place of the 31-4 per c?nt bonds <
maturing in 30 ^rears in continuing <
the program of refinancing farm
indebtedness, the Farm Credit Ad- <
ministration of Columbia, serving i
North Carolina, South Carolina, <
Georgia and Florida announces. j
With the exception of the inter- <
est rate and date of maturity, the 1
new bonds are identical to the
31-4 per cent bonds. lhey are unconditionally
guaranteed by the
United States government as to
principal and interest.
The 31-4 per cent bonds which
the administration has been using ]
have been selling substantially i
above par and it was pointed out 1
that Governor W. I. Myers in an- 1
nouncing the new issue has said it ]
was the purpose of the administra- (
tion to fix an interest rate on these 1
bonds which will insure the bonds ]
1,1 -L nor
sening m uppx uAiiixawij
The new bonds, like the old, are
issued in denominations of $100, 1
$500 and $1,000; are exempt from all <
Federal, state, municipal and local
taxation except surtaxes, estate, in- '
heritance and gift taxes; are lawful
security for 15-day borrowings by 1
member banks of the Federal Re- 1
serve System; are lawful investments
and may be accepted as security
for all fiduciary, trust and
public funds of which the deposit or
investment is under the authority
or control of the government and
bear interest rates to provide the :
investor with returns comparable :
to those received on United States
government long-term bonds.
1 The bonds of the Federal Faun
Mortgage Corporation have found
very ready acceptance by farmers
and their creditors in the Columbia
District of the Farm Credit Admin'
istration and a recent survey made
1 throughout the United States shows
' that almost without exception the
1 bonds are accepted instead of cash.
' two LITTLETON STUDENTS
AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS I
i Littleton, May 31.?Miss Chrisi
tine Boone and Woodrow Shearin
. of the Littleton high school have
been awarded a $100 scholarship
* each in an essay contest that is
sponsored each year by the National
i Business Training School of Char!
lotte, N. C. The subject of the essay
was "The Value of Modern
> Business Training to a Young Boy
( of- Girl." in the opinion of the
i judges these two Littleton students
} essays were chosen as two of the
> best, and were awarded this scholar
Mrs. John H. Kerr has returned i
to her home after spending part of
i the winter and spring with Congressman
Kerr in Washington.
Olympic Champ Coming
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.MILAN, Italy . . . Luigl Bewail
[above). Olympic I,BOO Meter Champion,
will go to the U. 8. In, June to
lompete in the Princeton University
To I5e Held Here |
On June iith
The Democratic county conven;ion
will be held at the court
House at Warrenton on Monday,
/une 11, at 12 o'clock for tne purpose
of selecting delegates to the
state convention in Kaleigh on
June 21, according to announcement
made yesterday by Jesse
Gardner, Chairman of the Warren
Jounty Democratic Executive Committee.
The meeting on Monday will follow
precinct meetings on Saturday,
June 9j where in each precinct of
the county five active Democrats
shall be elected as precinct committees,
with a chairman and viceshairman,
the latter who shall be a
n'oman. The precinct committee
shall send one delegate and one
alternate to the county convention
for each 25 Democratic votes cast
for Governor in the last election.
At the county meeting on June
11, the county convention shall elect
me delegate and one alternate to
attend the State convention for
aach 150 Democratic votes cast for
Governor in the last election.
following the election of delegates,
the county executive committee,
made up of the chairmen
)f the several precinct committees
in the county, will meet to elect a
chairman and vice-chairman, the
latter who shall be a woman.
Service League To
The Young People's Service
League announced this week that
.ts members are starting a canvass
)f Warrenton soliciting subscriptions
to the Saturday Evening
Post. The League will receive fifty
:ents on each subscription, or renewal,
and a bonus of fifteen dollars
if more than twenty subscrip;ions
The Y. P. S. L. members are on
a drive to raise money to pay for
the radio recently purchased by the
organization. They ask that if you
are interested in helping them and
no representative calls on you to
please get in touch with Miss Katharine
Scoggin or Mrs. A. V. Lawson.
FREIGHT SERVICE HERE
Warrenton has been made one ol
the stopping places of the United.
Motor Express, announcement was
made this week by Chic Young of
Henderson. Mr. Young said that the
Inauguration of this service here
means that freight may be shipped
from Warrenton to all points, giving
over-night service to Richmond,
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Washington and pnnaaeipma. wm renton
headquarters of the shipping
concern are at Boyce Motor Service.
CHILD BURIED SUNDAY
The 20-month-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Baldy Parrott of north Warrenton,
who died Saturday in a
Rocky Mount hospital where he had
been undergoing treatment practically
all of his life, was buried in
Fairview cemetery on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Vester Sail and
children of High Point and Mrs
George Lewis and Miss Alberta
Davis of Louisburg were guests of
Mrs. E. S. Allen and family on Sunday.
Mrs. J. P. Scoggin and the Misses
Katherlne ana Ann OUUggui auwim
ed commencement exercises at St
Mary's, Raleigh, on Tuesday,
Messrs. Henry Weaver and Andrew
Wilker of Warren Plains were
in town Tuesday.
Mr. and MTs. P. K. Miles of Danville
were visitors here on Wednesday.
Congre st^? V^iverir
Returns After A
Visiit To District
Congressman John H. Ke:rr departed
for Washington on Tuesday
night after spending a few days Li
tile district and taking part in exercises
held at Tarboro on Tuesday
looking towards the dredging of the
Tar River frora Washington, N. C.f
Judge Kerr urged Col. Reybold,
district engineer in charge of waterways
in Eastern Carolina, to recommend
the can ill to the war department
as the ooly measure by whicn
Eastern North Carolina, the richest
farming section in the world
that raises cotton, tobacco and pea
nuts, could secure relief from the
rates by which this section is oppressed.
Congressman Kerr left his district
on Tuesday night in order to be at
Washington cn Wednesday morning
when the Kerr bill to control
production of tobacco was scheduled
to be presented to the House. However,
this measure 'will not be
heard until next Monday, it was
learned yesterday from Washington
dispatches in the daily press.
Brings Forth Letter
"Three men at Warrentort, N. C.,
have engaged in their own private
poker games regularly since 1866,"
a news squib in the Hays Dally
News of Kansas relates, thereby
causing L. G. Bugg of Ellis, Kansas,
to turn bis thoughts to his old
home town and brought a request
for a copy ol the old home town
Enclosing tie clipping, Mr. Bugg
writes, "I live at Ellis, Kansas,
raised near Warrenton. Can't
imagine who it could be unless Mr.
John Allen, Mr. PTice or Mr. Jack
Dowtin. Send, me a copy of your
paper. Would like to see the old
home paper, but don't like to see
old Warrenton advertised this way.
The clipping in the Kansas paper
was the result of a letter written
from a Durhun writer to .'Bill Polk
in regard to a rumor that there
had been such a poker game here
and in reply to which Mr. Polk allowed
free range to a splendid
imagination. This letter of Mr.
Polk's was piinted in a recent edition
of this newspaper.
In Grading Cotton
State College will offer a course
this summer in the grading and
stapling of cotton according to the
universal cctton standards, announces
Dr. J. B. Cotner, of the
The course under the immediate
supervision o:f Dr. Cotner, has been
one of the most popular technical
courses offered at the summer
school in reomt years.
Students will grade and staple
several thousand samples of cotton
according to the universal standards,
which have been adopted by
all important cotton markets of the
World, Cotner says.
A small tuition fee will be
charged on r ecount of the expense
involved in giving the course. No
college credit will be given for thej
course, but those who complete it
satisfactorily will get a cotton class-1
ing certificate from the college.
The summer school has been held
every summer for the joast 14 years
with most of the students coming
from North Carolina and neighboring
states. Students have also come
from foreigr. countries, including
South America, India. China, South
Africa, Belgium, and Germany.
Any person wishing tc take the
course in cotton grading and stapling
may communicate with Dr. J.
B. Cotner, State College Station,
r.fRi, HAS "TRICK" HEART
Denver, May 30.?Katherine Anderson,
nine-year-old Denver girl,,
is confident that she lias many
years of life before her, although
she has been "dead" several times,
Her heart, physicians say, has z,
trick of stopping for a moment and
then starting again.
SUES FOE WOODEN LEG
Worcheste:-, Mass., May 30.?To
i recover for "injuries to his wooden
leg," Frank Tomaiolo filed a dam.
age suit of $5,000 in Superior
Court again.';t Edward Rose of BosTnmnift
o claims thf;t a section
! of a building which he was passing
collapsed and broke his wooden leg;.
. / Mr. Ben Batts of Rocky Mount
was a visitor here on Sunday.
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ALL THE TIME 1
NUMBER 22 |
viS: TURN TO
Large Numler of Candidates
Expected To Result In
NEARLY 5Ci ARE IN RACE
Tomorrow it sunrise voting
booths will swing open in the 14
precincts of Wurren county and before
they will dose at sundown tomorrow
night it is expected that
approximately 3,000 citizens will
have expressed their choice from
the nearly half hundred candidates
seeking public office. .
Due to the number of candidates
running, the vote is expected to set
a high mark for the .county. In
1928 when A1 Smith was a candidate
for President and one of the
hottest campaigns in years took
place, 2800 votes were cast. The
vote tomorrow is expected to ex- I
ceed that by perhaps a couple of
hundred, according to political observers,
although the campaign this
year has been unusually free from
bitterness and mudslinging.
There has been practically no interest
shown in the election of officials
for offices other than purely
local, with the exception of the Congressional
race between Congressman
John H. Kerr of Warrenton
and O. A. Dickens of Wilson with
it being conceded that Judge Kerr
will carry Wurren County by a
The names of those carried on
the county ballots to be voted for
tomorrow are as follows:
State Senator?1T. O. Rodwell, W.
A. Connell, Frank H. Qibbs.
House of .'Representatives?John
S. Davis, J. iu Dowtin, T. H. Aycock.
Judge Recorder's Court?W. W. a
Taylor, Edward Petar, Jos. P. Pippen,
Macy T. Pridgen.
Coroner?Jasper W. Shear in, B.
R. Rooker, Frank M. Allen, Bailey
O. Ayscue. Jf
Clerk Superior Court?Arthur L.
Nicholson, William K. Newell.
Sheriff?W. J. Pinnell, N. Macon
Oapps, John O. Powell, J. L. Skinner,
Otis F. Clark, R. E. Davis, H.
L. Wall, Charles J. Fleming, S. D.
King, A. S. B igg, W. H. Burroughs,
J. T. Myrick, John H. Fleming, J.
Register of Deeds?Jos. C. Powell,
Mrs. T. Alex Baxter, Henry C.
Montgomery, Miss Delma Bobbitt.
Board of Education?W. T. Carter,
N. H. Paschall, R. A. King, M.
3. Drydenf John P. Leach, Chas. W.
Cole, C. A. Haithcock, L. C. Kinsey,
P, M. Drake, Harry W. Walker,
Jesse P. T. Harris.
Buck Bell Suffers
W. H. (Buck) Bell lies at the
home of his sister, Mrs. Sam Weldon,
in a critical condition, following
a stroke of paralysis last Satt<*/4aTr
The stroke accurred at Mrs. Weldon's
home, where Mr. Bell was living,
early in the morning. His
condition was reported yesterday
afternoon as ueing very grave.
EXPECTED TONIGHT I
Mr. and Mrs. Howard P. Jones
are expected to return to their
home here U might from Washing- j
ton, D. C., where Mr. Jones is employed
as secretary to Congressman
John H. Ken-. In as much as Congress
is scheduled to adjourn within
the next few days, it is not ex- j
pected that Mr. and Mrs. Jones will
return to Washington before the
next session. ||fl
' Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Miles of
Winston Salem were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. Blalock last week.
Misses Elizabeth Allen and Sarah
Clement of Oxford were guests of
Mrs. E. S. Allen last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cohen and
guest, Mr. Nat Brown of Norfolk,
were visitors in Durham and Chapel
Hill on Sunday.
Misses Dorothy Cross of Sunbury,
Louis Efrid of Albermarle, Emily
Cole of Charlotte and Doris Hay
rison of Jarvlsburg will be guesw m
Miss Fannie House Scoggin for some
Mrs. Ben Cook and daughters,
Emily and Mlnota, were visitors In
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alpheus
Jones several days this week.
Mr. John Drake, a student at the
University of North Carolina, spent
the week end here with his parents.
I Miss Mary Drake of W. C. U. N.
(C., Greensboro, arrived at her home
for the summer months on Thurs??