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ANDREW J. CONNER. PUBLISHER
"CAROUNA, CAROLINA. HEAVEN'S BLESSINGS ATTEND HER"
SUBSCRIPTION PER ANNUM $1.00
RICH SQUARE, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1926
KIRBY TOWNSHIP CLIiB
* Music Club Entertained-Church Soci
eties Active-Took Medical Ex
Mr. Vann Horton of Emporia,
Va., was a ftuest in the home of
Mr. W. J. Barkley Sunday even-
Misses Madeline and Annie
Belle Hodge of Knightdale are
spending this week with their
brother. Dr. A. R. Hodge.
Mr. and Mrs. D.S. Barnes and
Mr. Dudley Barnes spent Friday
evening with Mr. and Mrs. R.A.
Barnes at their home in Boykins.
Mr. H. P. Howell of Smith-
field, N. C., arrived Saturday
evening to visit his relatives
* here. Mrs. Howell and children;
who have been visiting relatives
here the past two weeks, will re
turn with him.
Mrs. Harry Kirby and Miss
Margaret Murray, wh.o have
been the guests of Mr, and Mrs.
J. L. Joyner, have returned to
their home in Norfolk, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. James Clements
and Miss Catherine Clements, of
Greensboro, are guests of Mr.
Clements' sister, Mrs. J. B. Ste
Miss Marilyn Pruden spent
last Friday and Saturday in Boy
kins, Va., with her cousin, Mrs
Earl W. Bryant.
Miss Bettie Walter Pritchard
of Windsor spent the week-end
with her aunt, Mrs. D S. O’Neal.
Miss Hardy of Enfield is spend
ing this week with her friend,
^ Miss Eloise Stephenson.
Misses Rocky Lou Fleetwood
and Louise Joyner of Jackson
and Miss Susan Barnes of Como
are spending this week with Miss
Mr. DeLonie Joyner of Smith-
field. N. C.. spent the week end
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Joyner.
Mr. Mahlon DeLoatche has re
turned from Wake Forest where
he went to stand his medical ex
amination before the State Board.
The ladies of the T. E. L. Sun
day School Class of the Baptist
church are busy with the play,
“Sophronia’s Wedding” which
they will present at the school
building next Friday night for
the benefit of the Baptist church.
Mr. and Mrs, Jas. Clements,
I' Miss Clements, Mrs. J. B. Ste
phenson and Ray Stephenson
spen? Monday in Norfolk.
Mrs. Lula White and Misses
Una, Evelyn and Jay White,
spent last Wednesday in Norfolk.
Quite a number of our ladies
attended Miss Wigley's “Craft
Class” at Milwaukee last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Stanley Pru
den of Boykins visited relatives
here Sunday afternoon.
Watch this paper for notice of
the concert to be given by the
Severn Music Club.
Special program at the Metho
dist church July 11th. Everybody
invited to come
The Severn Music Club was
delightfully entertained by Mrs.
Earl Bryant, Boykins. Va., June
19. Her home was beautifully
decorated with sweet peas. Af
ter our regular program, a con
test was enjoyed by all, after
which a delightful salad course
was served, followed by ice
cream and cake, lavender and
yellow baskets with mints. The
following members were pres
ent: Mr.s, C. H. Britt, Mrs. G.
A. Pruden, Mrs. J. J. White,
Mrs. Veror.a Hoggard, Mrs. W.
M. Stephenson, Mrs. H. P. Sce-
phenson, Mrs. J. B. Stephenson,
Mrs C. P, Spencer, Mrs. Henry
Maddrey, Mrs. Ernest Howell,
and Mrs. Payne of Washington,
Hold Protitabie Meeting at Milwau-
kee -Mrs. McHimmon’s Address-
Gov. McLean Next Speaker
The Kirby Township Farmers
Club held its regular monthly
meeting at Milwaukee last Fri
day afternoon at 3:00 o’clock.
This meeting followed an all day
Crafts School put on by our very
efficient Home Demonstration
Agent, Miss Wigley. Ladies from
all over the county gathered at
Milwaukee at 9:00 o’clock in the
morning where they received in
struction in basketry, pottery
work, making lamp shades, rug
making, hand painting etc. Mr
Eddie Davis, who is terribly de
formed and of dwarf like stature,
was persuaded to attend the
meeting in order that the people
over the county might witness
his skill in making baskets. Not
withstanding the fact he is per
fectly helpless, except that he
has the use of his hands, the
work he does is next to marvel
ous. We were told that he was
22 years old when he was dis
covered by some of the county
authorities, but when it was
found out by our home demon
stration agent that he was eager
to do something, she found work
for his hands to do. He is re
ceiving instruction now from his
third home demonstration agent
and we are reliably informed that
his work is greatly in demand
and that he has started a nice
little bank account, It would be
an inspiration to visit this young
man and see the beautiful work
he turns out notwithstanding his
handicap. He lives about six
miles from Jackson, on Mr. Ry-
land DeLoatch’s farm.
After calling the meeting of
the Kirby Club to order in the
afternoon, Mr. J. H. Stephenson,
the Chairman, asked his son,
Hon. Gilbert T. Stephenson, for
a word of prayer, after which
Mrs. Joe Fleetwood rendered
three beautiful violin selections,
accompanied by Mr. H. A, Wade
of New York City.
Miss Wigley now in a most
timely and appropriate manner
presented Mrs. Jane S. McKim
men of Raleigh to the large au
dience. She said that Mrs. Me
Kimmon was the only pioneer,
who started out with home dem
onstration work 15 years ago and
is still with it. She referred to
the speaker as the best loved
woman in North Carolina.
Mrs. McKimraon thought there
would be fewer wrecked homes
if our boys and girls were receiy
ing the right kind of training be
fore they are united in marriage
It makes a tremendous difference
whether they have had that
proper training or not. The worn
an should be taught her business,
the man his business. It is a sad
thing when they are mismatched,
one trained, the other not. 75
per cent are home makers. That
par cent ought to know how to
make the right kind of homes.
If they are not trained right, the
seeds already sown for trouble
germinate into a shipwreck very
quickly. If the woman knows
more about how to spend a dol
iar than she does about how to
save one, there is lacking the
proper training. We all recog
nize the fact that the woman
should have a part in home mak
ing. but Mrs, McKimmon thinks
the man should come in for hi-j
share too, that he has been loj
much .neglected in the business
side of home making. Of course
the woman has the home making
in he' own hands. “For,” said
she, “As a man eateth.so is he,”
(Continued on page eight)
RED CROSS SWiMMiNG iNSTlTUTE
Social Events of ttie Past Week-
Gone to Ridgecrest-General
Misses Mary, Elizabeth and
Master E. W, Jones, Savannah,
Ga., who are spending the sum
mer with their grandmother,
Mrs. Lena M. Stephenson, Garys
burg, were Sunday guests in the
home of their uncle, Mr. W. J
Miss Alice Kelly Harris, a
student of the State Teacher’s
College, Farmviiie. Va., arrived
home the past week after visit
ing several friends since the col
M rs. Dean S. Crocker and
daughter, Garnette Leake, re
turned home the past week after
an extended visit to her mother,
Mrs. Lucy Leake, Port Norfolk,
Mr. Ben Long, Portsmouth,
was a week end guest in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. F, C,
Mr. John Weaver, Norfolk,
spent the week end here. He
was accompanied home Sunday
by his wife and children, who
have been the guests of Mrs.
Weaver’s mother, Mrs, Nannie
Jones, for the past month.
Mr. James Jones. Suffolk, was
the week end guest of his moth
er, Mrs. Nannie Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Brantley
and childien, Richmond, were
week end guests of Mr, Brant
ley’s sister, Mrs. Rosa Irvin.
Miss Maud Stancell delight
fully entertained the Embroidery
Club at her home Thursday after
noon from four to seven o’clock,
at three tables of “Progressive
Rook.” Mrs, W. Parham Ed
wards held highest score of the
club members and was presented
a beautiful bud vase, and Mrs.
Herbert Harris was presented
the guest prize, a beautiful rose
bowl. Her home was tastefully
decorated with spring cut flow
ers, She carried out a color
scheme of white and yellow in
decorations and refreshments.
She was assisted in serving a
frozen salad course, with sand
wiches, ham and beaten biscuits,
pickles, etc,, iced tea and mints,
by Miss Nancy Hudson Barbee.
Her guests included besides the
club members, Mesdames Her
bert Harris, and Wm. Vincent,
Vultare, and Misses Edith Brad
ley and Nancy Hudson Barb&e.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Cuth-
rell and children, Port Norfolk,
were week end guests of Mrs.
Cuthrell’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
M. F. Long. They left their
little daughter Mildred who will
spend the summer with her
Mr. Owen Reese, High Point,
spent several days here the past
week visiting his mother, Mrs,
Mrs. Wm. Vincent and daugh
ter Barbara, Vultare, was the
guest of her mother, Mrs. Bettie
I. Pruden, a few days the past
Mr. James Harris spent the
past week in Emporia visiting
his cousin, Mr. Warren Vick.
Mrs. Mattie Gay left Monday
for Ridgecrest to spend the re
mainder of the summer. She was
accompanied by her nephew, Mr.
Henry Russell Harris, Jr., who
will attend the Student Confer
ence at Ridgecrest for the next
Mr. Lewis Matthews, a student
of U. N. C., Chapel Hill, arrived
Saturday and will spend a few
weeks here with his father, Mr.
J. W. Matthews, before return
ing to attend the second session
(Continued on page four)
To Be Held At Coleraine Beacii-Free
instruction in Life Saving and
The Bertie County Chapter of
the American Red Cross will hold
a Life Saving and Swimming In
stitute at Coleraine Beach for
three days in July, beginning 8,
9. 10. The institute is open to
any on« in Bertie, Northampton
and HeJ-tford counties, who de
sires to take the lessons. There
are no charges for the instruction
in swimming, water safety me
thods or for giving the Life Sav
ing Test. Examiners serve with
out compensation, and therefore
no charge is made by them for
conducting the lessons. The
teaching will be conducted by a
man experienced in the teaching
of swimming and life saving.and
is sent out from the National
Headquarters at Washington.
In order to carry out the pro
ject successfully the work has
been divided into three classes:
primary, intermediate and senior.
As the efforts of the Life Saving
Institute are largely devoted to
instruction in the art of life sav
ing, it is necessary in order to
reduce the loes of life thru acci
dental drowning to encourage
instruction in elementary swim
ming to small children and junior
boys and girls as well as to men
and women. Swimming lessons
are given to those who are be
ginners in swimming who are in
the primary grade,
A beginner is one who can
swim fifty feet.
A 'S'^iinmer is one who can
swim 100 yards.
Intermediate grade includes
those hoys and girls over 12 years
and under 17 years who have
completed the beginners test.
Senior grade includes men and
women over 17 years of age who
have completed the above tests.
ifouthofall ages are invited
to come and take part on July 8,
9, 10, in the first attempt at
scientific swimming to the boys
and girls of these three counties.
We hope that Scout masters in
the towns around, head of girl
scouts, parties, and individuals
will get their youth interested
enough to come and will see the
necessity of having them learn
how to swim and how to save a
person, for within the past few
years and with amazing rapidity
the rivers and ocean beaches of
our State have become the play
ground of the people. With this
increased participation in water
sports, it is vitally necessary that
the general public recognize the
dangers involved in swimming.
If safety for all is to be a reality,
into the consciousness and habits
of every boy and girl, man and
woman must be instilled a code
of safe conduct in the water.
The grounds of the beach, the
cottages of Lazy Hill Camp will
afford accommodations for those
who wish to come and camp on
the beafch for the three days.
Those who cannot come to spend
the nights here are invited to
come and join the classes and
come back every day. We shall
be glad to hear from any one
regarding the facilities at the
camp for camping parties, and
we would like to attract the
young boys and girls during the
Captain John Lewis Reese, the
Director will be the guest of Dr.
L. A. Nowell during his stay on
Mrs. Francis D. Winston, the
President of Bertie County Red
Cross, is responsible for these
three counties getting the Insti
tute at Coleraine Beach and we
Ciliidren’s Day Observed at Sbaroa
Cburcb-Brlef Items About People
Mrs. Mattie Hart and grand
son, C. L. Moseley, Jr., Raleigh,
spent last week here in the home
of Mr. J. G. Bottoms.
Mrs. F. L. Harrelson and
daughter, Margaret Thomas, of
Portsmouth, spent the week end
with her sister Mrs. M. N.
Miss Bernice Garriss of Boy
kins spent last week here with
her cousin. Miss Thelma Garriss.
Miss Una Fleetwood of Jack
son is visiting in the home of
her uncle Mr. J. A. Pruden.
Mr. C. L. Vick spent the week
end in Emporia, Va., with his
mother. Mis. Annie Vick,
Mr. Landor Gray spent the
week-end with his mother in
Mr. H. W. Stephenson spent
the week-end with his parents in
Miss Mary Lee Long returned
to her home in Elizabeth City
Friday after a two week’s visit
with her sister Mrs. H. C. Bot
Mrs. W. R. Vick and son, Mr.
R. E. Vick, spent a few hours
Sunday afternoon here with her
father, Capt, J. B. Gooke.
Mrs. Mary Taylor of Jackson
is spending some time with her
daughter Mrs. J. S. Gay,
Mr. Garland Garriss and Mr.
Arthur Taylor attended a picnic
at Slagle’s Milt Friday afternoon.
Mrs. H. C. Bottoms and two
children. Miss Mary Lee Long,
Misses Bessie and Elizabeth Bot
toms went to Roanoke Rapids
and Weldon Tuesday afternoon
The show at the Lumber Jack
Theatre was postponed until
Friday night, on account of rain,
instead of Thursday night, as
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Gray and
daughter, Barbara, returned
Monday from an extended auto
trip through Northern cities and
Children’s Day was observed
at Snaron Church Sunday morn
ing. A delightful program was
rendered by the children to a
large and appreciative audience.
After the children’s program we
were favored by short talks by
the pastor, Rev. C. B. Culbreth,
and by Mr. E. C. Phillips of
Mrs. Henry Daniels and four
children returned home Sunday
after a two week’s visit with re
latives in Scotland Neck.
Mrs. Dr. Roupe and two child
ren, of Atlantic City, N. J., ac
companied by her niece Miss
Mary Taylor of Jackson spent
Monday here with her sister,
Mrs. J. S. Gay.
Messrs H. W. Stephenson and
Roy Garriss spent Wednesday
night in Ivor, Va., with Mr.
Mrs. J. A. Lanier and son
Genie of Creeksville, spent Mon
day here with her sister Mrs. H.
P. M. Garriss.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Davis and
four children spent Sunday at
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Norvel
and two children, Mildred and
William Lewis, of Seaboard spent
Sunday afternoon here with Mr.
and Mrs. M. N. Carpenter,
NEWS FROM KELFORD
Large Rattlesnake Killed Near Lew*
iston—Attending Citizens Train
ing Gamp—The Crops
Reports from the Boy Scouts
that left Kelford last week for a
trip through the mountains of
North Carolina, Tennessee, Vir
ginia, Kentucky and West Vir
ginia by the courtesy of the Coca
Cola Co., indicate that they are
having the time of their lives.
Mr, R. T. Johnson, Miss Reber
Johnson and Miss Sadie Wilkins
motored to Washington, D. C.,
last week and will snend some
time seeing the sights of the
Mrs. S, A. Norfleet and Mrs.
F. A. Ruffin spent Tuesday even
ing of last week visiting friends
in Washington, N. C.
Mr, Geo. T. Parker attended a
directors meeting of the Eastern
Carolina Chamber of Commerce
at Ahoskie last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Tyler and
Mr. and Mrs, Geo, T. Parker
motored to Garysburg by Rich
Square and Jackson Sunday af
ternoon. They report crop con
ditions better around Jackson
than any other place they saw.
Mr. J.A, Brown, who has large
farming interests in Halifax
county, states that crops on the
South side of the Roanoke are
particular good for the season.
County Demonstration Agent
Grant is experimenting with Pea
nut Fertilizing in Cooperation
with Mr. J. E. Clark. Mr. Clark
is one of the best farmers in this
section and is closely watching
these experiments. He will have
a report to make as soon as the
experiments are completed.
Mr. F. A. Ruffin, while on a
picnic trip through the Roanoke
River bottoms near Lewiston last
week, captured a large rattle
snake with thirteen rattles. The
snake was killed and Mr. Ruffin
brought home a beautiful hide
which he is having tanned for a
Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Austin
were called to the bedside of
Mrs. Austin’s father last week,
who is very sick at his home near
Enfield. N. C.
Mr. Bernard Joyner and Mr.
Clarence Roberson have received
appointments for duty in the
Citizens training corps and will
go to Fort Bragg the latter part
of July and remain in training
for thirty days. These two young
men are the type of citizens that
any community would be proud
of. They have made fine prog
ress in their school work and
have a bright and promising fu
ture. Mr, Joyner is a son of Mr,
W. C. Joyner, a prominent far
mer and merchant of Kelford,
and Mr. Roberson is a son of C.
H. Roberson, manager of the
Kelford Chero Cola Bottling
thank her for the good fortune
offered to those who wish to
learn bow to swim, and how to
be of service in the water to
Please notify me if you are
planning to come.
Coleraine, N. C.
To The Voters of Northampton County
I desire to hereby sincerely
thank the people of Northampton
County for their splendid and
generous support of my recent
candidacy for the Solicitorship,
and to express to them my ever
lasting gratitude for their many
favors to me.
I made an honest effort to ob
tain the nomination but since
the voters of the district have
expressed their preference for
Mr. Parker, he will have my
wholehearted support at the
November election, and I bespeak
for him the active support of all
of my friends.