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I VOLUME xxxiv
I[[ELIEF OFFICE =
I TO BE MOVED
|| To Be Consolidated With,
Otner Counties Offices
I FULL details unknown
Warren county's relief office is
I to be consolidated with similar ofI
fices front the counties of Franklin,
I vance and Granville, and after DecV
ember 6 relief administered in this
county will be handled from head
quarters at Henderson.
Full details of the consolidation
I of the four- offices are not known
| here, but it is definitely understood
I that the present set-up in the office
- ,,r? wentnn will undergo a change
at- ? -- ?
by the 6th of next month and that
appeals for state and federal aid
after that time will have to be
approved from headquarters at Henderson.
Jesse Gardner, head of the ERA
in Warren county, was out of town
yesterday, but members of his staff
working in the office at Warrenton
were of the opinion that under the)
new arrangements the three present
case workers?Mrs. Will Harris, Mrs.
joe Jones and Miss Susie Rooker?
will keep their jobs and handle relief
cases from an office here after
the cases have been approved by the
main office in Vance county. It is
not known whether Mr. Gardner
or other members of his staff will
be retained after the 6th.
OFFICE TO BEGIN OPERATING
I AT HENDERSON NEXT WEEK
Henderson, Nov. 27.?District relief
offices of the State and Federal
Emergency Relief Administration
will be opened here next week, and
will have an office personnel of six
or more, it was announced today
by E. G. Dorsey, of the local ERA
office. The new office will serve the
four counties of Vance, Granville,
Franklin and Warren.
The personnel will include a disorlrrtit-ticfrotf\f
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pervisor, disbursing officer, rural rehabilitation
farm supervisor, worm
project engineer and a statistician,
and possibly others.
The city is giving free of rent the
quarters heretofore devoted to the
municipal court, and the office will
be one of 33 to be set up in the State j
replacing the 104 now in operation,
one for each county. Branch offices
in each county will be retained only
for the work of a case worker.
All funds for each of the four
counties will be handled through
this district office, and will be earmarked
for the counties to receive J
them. Much of the staff is expected
to be recruited from workers already
employed in the four counties.
Mr. Dorsey said that about $35,000
per month will be handled by the
district office, and it will be mean
Henderson merchants will Save a
' hanee at supplying much of the
materials to be bought for distribution.
ISays Mixed Team
By JAMES POLK
Warrenton lost the foot-ball game
here last Friday 6 to 0, but who won
it? A team representing Wendell
High School turned out to be an
^dependent and mixed team with
several old players who must have
Played High School football many
years ago. But the years slip by and
maybe "life begins at forty'' in Wendell.
However, Warrenton did not
seem to respect age and threatened
m cross their opponent's goal line
*s the Warrenton backfield got into
action. Although it was pretty hard
for the Warrenton boys to have
their march of victory halted and
to have lost the game playing on
their home field, they found consolation
in a sign in front of the
barren Theatre which announced
"A girl of the Limberlost playing
here today". The game with Weldon
figh School Nov., 28th is the last
? lame to be played by John Graham
t fcxh\s ^ear ancj the team is to be
% I ||0"gratu\ated as well as the coach
\ I f officials for the splendid brand
! I football played this vear.
i I HOSTESS TO CLUB
Mrs. B. B. Williams delightfully
a I entertained her club and other
| Bsuests at three tables of cards on
^ I Tuesday afternoon. High score prizes
% l*ere awarded Mesdames A. A. Wil|
iuams and John Kerr Jr. An ice
I Bourse followed by coffee and wafers
% |*as served before the game. The I
P B^a guests included Mesdames
^ B^ohn Kerr Jr., J. P. Scoggin and
|j BMiss SiVlie Watson.
% Bs^r Jimmy Mayfield visited Mr.
% eePy Holland in Faison this week
?j| B^d spent Thanksgiving hunting.
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ROBERT DORTCH BASKERVILL 1
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Basker- 1
Vill of Warrenton, outstanding stu- '
dent and athlete at Virginia Espical
School, Lynchburg, Va. i
Warrenton Boy Is
Leading Athlete At
President of the General Athletic
association, Captain of the 1934 (
Football Squad, Chairman of the (
Hop Committee, President of the ,
"V" Club, and a member of the '
Honor Committee, Robert Dortch
Baskervill, is an outsanding student
and one of the most popular boys ,
at the Virginia Episcopal School, ,
Lynchburg, Va., according to reports
received from his school and newspapers
of that section.
Captain Baskervill, a senior at V.
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W. R. Baskervill of Warrenton. During
the three and one half years
as a student of the Virginia school,
Mr. Baskervill has made an inviable
Though an outstanding student
in all phases of school life, the Warrentonian
excells in athletics, and
has won his letter in football, baseball
and track. Under the leadership
of Captain Baskervill. V. E. S. 1
has had one of its most successful
That Robert Baskervill is an outstanding
athlete and an honor student
is shown by the following from
The Meteor, V. E. S. school paper:
Robert Dortch Baskervill III has
been an outsanding student during
his entire career at this school. He
is one of the most popular boys i?,
school because of his wonderful
personality and fine sense of humor. .
Every boy in school likes him and '
a person who does not is indeed a
For the last two years he has
been a member of the Honor Committee
which is a coveted position
held by the three outstanding counselors
of the school.
He is perhaps best known for his
athletic ability. He is an all around
athlete having earned his letter In
three of the four major sports, football,
baseball and track.
As captain of the 1934 football
team, he has led one of the most
successful teams of recent years. He
is a fast, hardcharging tackle and
j is rated among the best linesmen IH
i the state. The 1934 team nas lost
only one game, to Episcopal High
School by a score of 7-0, and tied
one 6-6 with Fishburne Military
Academy. During the season V. E.
S. scored 157 points to its opponents
13, defeating McGuire's School 14-0,
Lexington Va. High School 45-0, ,
Shenandoah Valley Academy 33-0,
Virginia Presbyterian School 27-0,
Randolph Macon Academy 25-0 and ,
St. Christopher's School 7-0.
During every game this season
Hartt Rnslrpruill lpri t.he fcpam hnt.h
on the offense and defense, playing
most of the time in every game.
He was the "fifth man in the opponent's
through on innumerable occasions
to smear enemy plays before they
ever got started. Because of his fine
and consistent play he is conceded
a tackle berth on the mythical AAState
Baskervill is the head of three very
important organizations. He is the
president of the General Athletic
Association, Chairman of the FTP
Committee, and president of the "V"
Club, the association of boys who
have made their athletic letter.
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Baskervill and Mr. William Baskervill
attended a football game In
Petersburg on Saturday and were
the guests of Dr. and Mrs. H. M.
Sneade of that city on Saturday
3N, COUNTY OF WARREI
AIRED IN COURT
Responsible For Long Session
County Court; Other
Cases Are Heard
EVIDENCE IN THE CASES
Two cases resulting from automobile
accidents were responsible foi
a long session of Recorder's courl
this week. There were two or thre<
cases other than charges of reckless
driving but in-as-much as there was
no legal battle surrounding them
these were heard and completec
within a few moments.
The case growing out of a wreck
which occurred at Wise last Thursdav
niffht. wVlPT"! a V/i'hInlci
? a ?v>? w? v/iiiviu uuv/uyi^v,
by two women of Richmond, Va.
was in collision with a car containing
two young men from Wagon
S. C.. consumed a major portion ol
Judge Taylor's long day in the hai:
of justice. The other case that required
several hours came from ar
accident which occurred at Ridgeway
when a Chevrolet driven bj
Wash Teal, negro, smashed with a
car operated by Oscar Gayle, young
white man of South Hill, Va.
According to evidence before
Judge Taylor, Mrs. Elizabeth Garrett
and iier sister, Miss Haney
were returning to their home a I
Richmond last Thursday night froir
a two week's trip to Florida wher
the car they were traveling in crashed
with the car occupied by Earlj
Garvin and F. C. Cook of Wagon
S. C., who were returning to theii
home from Washington, D. C.
The wreck badly damaged botfc
vehicles and left cuts about the
head of Miss Heney and Mr. Garvin.
Occupants of the Virginia cat
claimed that they were traveling
uorth at a very slow rate of speec
and when the South Carolina cai
came within a few feet of them
that it headed into their car. The
driver of the South Carolina cai
testified that he was traveling
a speed not more than 30 miles ar
hour and that the Virginia cai
crashed into his vehicle. f Marks
left on the highway, whicj
the state's witnesses claimed we?E
made by the hub when the whefc
smashed in the collision, showA
that the car carrying the Virginian;
was on the right side of the centei
of the road by about six inches
Witnesses for the defandant claimed
that the mark on the highwaj
was made by a nut on the bottoir
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wiw vji/tttiuig aypaiaiuo uittg^iut
on the concrete and that the nut
was several inches on the inside oi
the wheel and that this showed
that the car occupied by the womer
from Richmond was traveling or
Mr Garvin's side of the road wher
the wreck occurred.
There was evidence that a wagor
was traveling along the highway tr
the same direction in which the cai
from South Carolina was moving
and the jury, apparently, believec
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By BESS HI
LIFE AND LIMB?While sentiment
for a State automobile drivers
license law is growing as a result
of increased accidents taking toll'
of life and property, there is one
big obstacle confronting legislative
action. It is money. Senator Aller
H. Gwyn, of Rockingham county
introduced such a bill in the 193!!
General Assembly but it didn't gel
to first base. The reason was thai
Raleigh, Winston-Salem and othei
cities have drivers' license laws foi
revenue purposes. Enactment of t
State law would have knocked th<
cities out of their mazuma anc
some of them were then in default
The same situation will confronl
the coming legislative session anr
supporters of the drivers' license
are agreed that it must be designee
for safety and witnout tnougxu, u
money beyond the cost of operation
BIG QUESTION?How many eli
gible voters in North Carolina. Yoi
guess. Here's what a brief check o
the registration book in one Raleigl
precinct showed. Of 444 name
checked 99 of them were found t<
be either duplicates or the name,
of persons dead. The Capital Cit:
is to have a new registration sooi
but what about books in other citie:
and counties, of the State? Thi
question has been raised in Raleigl
* * ? ? -in t.hf
as do now mtuiy **? ??
State have their names on the book;
at two or more voting1 places anc
how many deceased persons art
still recorded as eligible voters. Ou
Y, N. C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBE
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I Bucky Visions Flag
l WASHINGTCW . . . 8tanley
"Bucky" Harris (above), is- back
i again as manager and is of the
nninion that a few player-deals will
^ pot the Senators very definitely in
the American League pennant race.
; Joyner Participates
i In Dedication Of His
| Own Memorial
r Littleton, Nov. 28?The unusual
t experience of participating in the
, dedication service for his own
memorial widow Sunday befell the
Rev. Francis Joyner, eighty-one
' year-old retired Episcopal minister
of this city.
I The memorial, a beautiful chancel
[ window, rests above the altar of Ali
i Saints church in Roanoke Rapids,
where the service was held. The
r Window was given by friends of the
minister, members of his All Saints
parish, to commemorate the work of
Mr. Joyner in founding All Saints
Parish there in 1902. He was for
1 ^ several years in charge of the
1 church's work there. Rev. Louis N.
Taylor, also a former rector of All
Saints, delivered the sermon.
, Rev. Joseph Bynum, rector of the
| parish, was in charge of the service.
. He declared the memorial service
( to have occasioned the greatest day
, in the history of the parish since
[ his own work was begun there. There
were present many out-of-town peo'
pie, mostly friends and relatives of
. the two visiting ministers.
[ Mrs. Fannie Bowden
i Buried On Sunday
5 Littleton, Nov. 28?Mrs. Fannie
Bowden of Platerson, N. J., was laid
to rest in Sunset Hill Cemetery Sun.
day afternoon at 3:30 o'clock,
r Mrs. Bowden, who was 93 years
l of age, died at her home in Pater;
6on and her remains were brought
t to Vaughan where funeral services
E were held Sunday afternoon at the
[ home of her son, C. J. Tucker. Rev.
i Roache, pastor of the Vaughan Bapt
tist Church, conducted the services.
l She is survived by one daughter,
Miss Betty Tucker of Paterson, N.
i J., and one son, C. J. Tucker of
, Miss Katherine Scoggin attended
1 the Carolina-Virginia football game
at Charlottesville on Thursday.
. of it all may grow a movement for
State-wide registrations at regular
J MONEY AND MUD?Advocates of
! diverson of highway funds point to
i the large surplus in cash on hand
, while farmers and others living on
I the secondard roads point to the
\ mud-holes, bumps and delapidated
t bridges over which they must drive,
r The surplus came about because of
: limitations placed on the Highway
i department by the last Legislature
? and not because motorists are pay[
ing more money than can be spent
. in building and maintaining roads,
t The money was collected to provide
I a highway system for use by those
; who kicked in but as a result of the
1 legal restrictions motorists are havl
ing to pay about all they can and
, ride as best they can.
SPILT GRAVY??The executive
i order from Washington commandf
ing the Home Owners Loan Corpo?
1 ratlOIi XlOt to au^cpu auuivxuxiw c"f
s plications for loans on homes has
) thrown the fear of unemployment
s in the hearts of many employes of
/ the HOLC hired help will find themI
selves with nothing more to do than
s twiddle their thumbs without the
; accompanyment of pay checks. The
i situation is causing concern among
> employes of other administration
s! emergency units in wfilch there is
i ' a sign or two of recession to nor;
mal conditions. It's enough to
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R 30, Subscri
RIFE SAYS AGENT
Many Farmers Believe The
Bankhead Act Calls For
An Additional Cut
IS FROM BASE FIGURES
By R. H. BRIGHT
I am satisfied that there has never
been as much misunderstanding
about any legislation as there, is
about the Bankhead Act. There is
one point that I wish to make clear
land that is this there is not any
connection between the Bankhead
Act and the contract except the information
in the contract has a
bearing on the allotments under the
Bankhead Act. The Bankhead Act
is a supplement to the contract to
force the few that refused to, sign
a contract to refrain from destroying
There seems to be a feeling among
the farmers that if the Bankhead
Act is continued there will be an
additional cut of 25 percent in the
acres the farmers will be permitted
to plarit in 1935. This is not correct
I will illustrate how the reduction
will be made in 1935. Suppose you
have a contract with a base acreage
of 20 acres. The base acreage is the
five year average from 1928-32 inclusive.
Your permitted acres to
plant in 1935 with a base of 20
acres will not be less than 15 acres,
This is a 25 per cent reduction instead
of the reduction of 35 percent45
per cent. Now this does not mean
that the Bankhead Act will require
a 25 per cent reduction in case it
The Bankhead Act is simply this
you are alloted so many of cotton
to sell tax free and then if you
produce pounds in excess of this
amount you have three options; 1.
You may pay the tax on the excess
lbs. 2. You may purchase certificates
on/) ticn Shorn instead nf t,h#> tax. 3
You may gin your cotton and place
a lien tag on the cotton.
I don't think any fair thinkiny
person will deny the fact that we
have produced an excellent crop o1
cotton in Warren County this year
and the yield has been above the
average. This naturally necessated
buying certificates or paying the
tax on the excess cotton. We have
not fared as bad as some would
have you believe after all. We have
sold certificates for 1,500 bales of
cotton this year. Our allotment was
10,250 bales net wt. 478 lbs. It is useless
to compare the price of the
cotton this year and last. The seed
is selling for approximately three
times what they sold for in 1932-33
I admit without argument thai
we do not have a fair distribution
of cotton in all cases, but I do saj
that we have done the best we could
and that the farmer did not have
any records in the majority of cases
and we all had to guess at the production.
This will be corected al
least from now on.
You should think of the process
that you received for your cotton
in 1932-33 when you are thinkiny
of any program. There is still a
carry over of 16,000,000 Dales or cotton,
almost a two year supply.
Small Decrease In
Two hundred and eighty-foui
more bales of cotton were glnnec
prior to November 14 last year thai:
have been ginned to the same date
this year, according to report released
this week by Benjamin G
Tharrington, special agent of the
bureau of the census.
Mr. Tharrington reports that up
until November 14, 12,126 bales ol
cotton were ginned in Warren from
the crop of 1934, compared witl
12,410 bales ginned to November 14
Mother Goose Bazaai
To Be Held At Macon
A Mother Goose Bazaar will be
held at the Macon Methodist Churcl
on Friday, December 7, it was learned
here this week. In addition tc
the regular dinner, served from ?
to 7:30 o'clock, there will be cakes
Dies and candies on sale. Little Bo
Peep, Little Jack Horner, Old Mother
Hubbard, The Pretty Maid anc
others will exhibit their variouf
wares, all designed for attractivi
Christmas gifts. An invitation is extended
everyone to attend.
There will be a Thanksgiving
Service in the Methodist Church a'
fen o'clock Thanksgiving Day, Rev
O. I. Hinson, announced this week
An offering for the Methodisi
Orphanage will be taken at this
ption Price, ,A-V,s C^ftvv
I Antarctic Postmaster
SAN FRANCISCO . . . Charles P.
Anderson (above), XJ. S. Postal Inspector
is now on the high seas 1
enronto to Admiral Byrd's base in 1
Little America, to become postmaster '
there. He is the first postal worker <
ever to leave U. S. territory with 1
authority to cancel stamps. ]
Roy Shearin To
Replace Robertson i
I As Deputy Sheriff
Roy Shearin will replace Lawrence
Robertson as Sheriff W. J. Pinnell's
chief deputy, it was learned this
1 Mr. Shearin, who is at preseut .
connected with the State Highway ,
Department, will take office the first ,
Monday in December when other
new county officials are sworn in. (
Mr. Robertson, who has been ]
1 Sheriff Pinnell's deputy for the past
four years, said yesterday that he ]
' had no definite plans for the future ]
1 in the way of a job. ]
Care With Fire Is
Urged By Forester (
The splendid cooperation being (
1 given to the Forest Wardens by the ,
citizens of eastern North Carolina ,
' has been of great help in holding
! down the losses from forest fires ,
so far this fall stated District Fores
' ter L. A. Carter of Washington, N. j
! C. The dense growth of grass along
' the highway and in fields caused
' by early fall rains presents a great ,
fire hazard and numerour fires
1 have been started along the high- '|
! ways by careless motorists throwing
lighted matches and cigarettes from I
their cars. Only the aroused public (
' interest in saving our forest lands
1 which has resulted in landowners
' and other quickly putting out these |
! fires has prevented serious losses.
These careless smokers and the
: careless hunter who drops his smoke
1 or match or leaves a "warming
' fire" without being sure it is out,
L are causing both forest land owners
! and the Forest Wardens consider'
able worry right now. The annual
1 influx of hunters to this section for
rro 1 .... T +
' lllillliiagiVlIlg UlUlliO, lugcuuu Wiwi
the dry condition of the woods, is
' cause for concern.
J The careless hunter is making it
' harder each year for himself, and
1 the hunter who is careful with fire
in the woods, to find land on which
to hunt. Many land-owners
Eastern North Carolina are planning
to Post their lands against
hunting, not because they are mean,
but because they desire to prevent
. the hunter who is careless with his
| "smoke" or campfire from setting
^ the woods on fire.
, Every hunter who expects to be
' in the woods and every other person
who may travel through them
[ is urged to be especially careful
with fire and to urge others to
[ Dance Friday Night
The Warren County Welfare Department
will sponsor another
' square dance on Friday night, Nov^
ember 30, at eight o'clock in the
Warrenton Armory. Miss Lucy
, [ Leach, welfare officer, announced
[ I this week. Music will be furnSShed
. by the Warrenton String Band and
, will be under the magement of W.
j J. Ball.
! GARDEN CLUB MEETS
An interesting picture "Longfelj
low's House and Garden" was spon5
sored by the local Garden Club on
a Monday night at the Parish House
' of Emmanuel Church. During the
slides shown by Mrs. J. W. Taylor,
a sketch of Longfellow's TTouse and
Garden was made by Mrs. Claude
\ Bowers. A talk on "Native Flowers
t and Gardens" was made by Mrs.
. Rowland Totten of Chapel Hill.
. Pictures of local gardens were also
t shown. The "Husband Calling Con:
test" as announced in last week's'
i Warren Record, did not take place.
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MOST OF THE NEWS
ALL THE TIME
E. GERALD ALLEN
Prominent Young Warren ton
Man Buried At Louisburg
VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA
Friends packed the Methodist
church here beyond seating capacity
jn Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
to pay respect to the memory of
Eugene Gerald Allen, popular young
business man of this town who died
>n Monday afternoon at 1:40 o'clock
from pneumonia which developed
Dn Saturday night following an attack
of pleurisy which he suffered
Following the services here, the
remains of Mr. Allen were carried
to Louisburg and laid to final rest
in the family plot in the cemetery
af his native town. Around 200 people
from Warrenton followed the
bier to Louisburg to pay final respect
to their townsman.
Conducting the funeral services
here were the Rev. O. I. Hinson,
his pastor, the Rev. Creasy K. Proctor,
superintendent of the Oxford
Orphanage, and the Rev. B. N. de
Foe Wagner, Episcopal minister of
Warrenton. At the grave tne Rev.
Mr. Hinson and the Rev. Mr. Proctor
Active pallbearers were the following
first cousins: Courtney D. Egerton
of Raleigh, Lawrence Egerton
and Davis Egerton of Greensboro,
Kenneth Davis and Stuart Davis Jr.
af Louisburg, C. Pryor Allen and J.
Edward Allen of Warrenton. Ushers
at the church were Robert H. Bright,
Dr. Rufus Jones, Jerman Walker dl
Norlina and M. T. Pridgen of Warrenton.
Eugene Gerald Allen, better known
as Zapp Allen, was the son of Ivey
Allen and Mrs. Mary Davis Allen
3f Oxford. He was born at Louisburg
College on June 8, 1903, and was a
graduate of the Mills High School
at Oxford. He also attended the
University of North Carolina.
Shortly after leaving the University,
he came to Warrenton to make
his home and enter the mercantile
business with the firm of Allen, Son
Although he lived here only about
twelve years, Mr. Allen was unusually
well known and had a large number
of friends. While living at the
hotel he made many friends with
the traveling public who stopped
At the time of his death, Mr.
Allen was Red Cross Roll Call
Chairman for the county of Warren.
He was Senior Warden of JohnstonCaswell
Lodge of Masons, of Warrenton,
and a faithful and zealous
worker for both this and the John
Graham Council, Junior Order United
American Mechanics, of Warrenton,
of which he was also a member.
In addition to his mother and
father, the deceased is survived by
one brother, Dr. Ivey Allen Jr. of
Bloomsfield, New Jersey, and one
sister, Miss Elizabeth Allen of Oxford.
A WORD OF APPRECIATION
"I would just like to say something
in the paper about Mr. Allen,"
Jesse Richardson, night man at
Hotel Warren where Mr. Allen lived,
told a representative of this newspaper
yesterday. "You know I waited
on him, running errands, and
often talked with him. He was a
mighty fine man, and ain't nobody
going to miss him more than I will."
The spirit in which Jesse Richardson,
humble negro, offered his tribute
to his white friend merits its
retention among many expression of
regret over the untimely passing of
this popular young Warrenton business
Mrs. Agnes Riggan
Dies At Vaugha.n
Vaughan, Nov. 28?Funeral services
for Mrs. Agnes Schoonberg Riggan
were held in the Baptist Church
at Vaughan on Monday afternoon
at 3:00 o'clock with Rev. J. J. Marshall,
Rev. Nelson and Rev. Roaohe
officiating. Interment followed in
the Vaughan cemetery.
Mrs. Riggan suffered a stroke of
paralysis Saturday night, from which
she never rallied. She died early
Sunday morning. She is survived by
her husband, Dallas Riggan, and one
son, Pete Riggan.
Pallbearers were J. P. T. Harris,
Charlie Nicholson, M. P. Nicholjon
and Lambeth Brown.
Mr. Graham Boyd of Farmville
I 'tinnl.nraifiinM tt.slf _
id opciiuuig inc ivjlxdays
here with his mother, Mrs. R.
B. Boyd Sr.
Miss Mary Randolph spent the
week end at her home in Faison.