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ANDREW J.'CONNER, PUBLISHER
"CAROUNA, CAROLINA, HEAVEN'S BLESSINGS ATTEND HER"
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RICH SQUARE, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, N. C., THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 1926
HAID ON LIQUOR DtALERS
At Request Of Ctiurcti Otficers Nortti-
ampton and Bertie Officers
Liquor dealers have been quite
active of late, especially at and
in the vicinity of the colored
churches where protracted meet
ings are being held. Even before
the Volstead days protracted
meetings held by the colored
people were favorite places for
the bootlegger to ply his trade.
So many colored people will not
do anything to stop the liquor
traffic, but encourage it, that the
venders seem to think at their
churches they are safe in selling
liquor. Last week the dealers
made a miscalculation. They
undertook to carry on their trade
at Sandy Branch church, between
Rich Square and Roxobel on the
county line. The pastor, Rev.
Paul A. Bishop, and church dea
cons decided they would stand
for it no longer. They employed
Lawyer E. R, Tyler of Roxobel
to assist in the prosecution of all
cases they might cause to be
brought up. William P. Moore,
formerly of Rich Square, and R.
C. Biggs of Kelford, two pros
perous, well-to-do farmers of the
Kelford vicinity, are two of the
deacons. We regret we failed to
secure the names of all the
church officers to publish in con
nection with this.
Last Friday the officers at Rox
obel and Rich Square were ap
pealed to for protection of the
church from the liquor dealers
who were said to be on the
ground. Officers A. J. Vick of
Roxobel and Talmadg® Bolton of
Rich Square responded, the lat
ter deputizing W. 0. Harrell to
assist him. Reaching the church
ground they were informed that
a white man was in a coupe on
the ground who was directing
the buyers where to go, that a
colored man was down on the
run of the creek (the county line)
measuring out the liquor, oper
ating a part of the time on both
sides of the county line, the run
of the creek being very narrow.
They went to the car and arrest
ed a white man who gave his
name as Frank Prunier, and Au-
lander as his home. He had two
pistols, so the charge of carrying
concealed weapons was also
lodged against him. The colored
man down on the creek made his
escape but his name is known
and a warrant is out for him.
Prunier, who is said to be from
Pennsvly^ia but has lived in
Bertie for about four years, was
taken before Justice B. F, Bur
kett of Roxobel for a hearing.
Probable cause was found and
his bond was fixed at $200 for
his appearance at Bertie Superior
Court. He failed to get bond in
Aulander, but secured it in Lew
Court is in session at Windsor
this week, presided over by
Judge Calvert, When his case
was called Monday Prunier failed
to answer. Judge Calvert gave
notice that if he failed to appear
Tuesday judgment would be
given against bis bond. •
OPENING AT CHOWAN
Chowan College will open its
doors for fall session on "Wed
nesday morning, September 8th,
This day has been set apart as
registration day. All local stud
ents will be registered on Tues
day, September 7fh. And classes
will begin on Thursday, geptem
ber 9:h. A splendid faculty has
been secured and prospects for
a good year are very bright
W. B. Edwards, President.
Miss Madge Gillikin has re
turned from summer school at
Mrs, L. C, Watson has re
turned from a visit to relatives
Mrs. Roland Lassiter and fam
ily were visitors last week in the
home of Mrs. Edward Castelloe.
Miss Louise Norfleet, Norfolk,
Va., and Miss Katherine Norfleet
of Washington. D. C.. are guests
this week of Mrs. G. B. Spivey.
Miss Jessie Flythe has return
ed from Greenville summer
Mrs. H. R. Paschal is visiting
Mrs. Spoolman. Windsor,
Miss Fay Peele is at home
after having spent several weeks
Mr. Carl Liyermon spent a few
days in Suffolk last week.
Mrs. Alford has returned to
her home, Raleigh, after having
spent a few days with her sister,
Mrs. Fannie Spence.
Miss Linda Wilkins has return
ed from Greenville summer
Mr. C. T. Peele went on a
business trip last week to Balti
Mrs. Esten Jenkins is visiting
relatives near Wilson.
The Roxobel - Kelford High
School will present a play “Seven
teen” in the new school building
next Thursday night.
Friends of Mr. Russell Lane
will be glad to know that he has
received his license to practice
Mrs. Edward Castelloe is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. Lee
Miss Reba Shields, Scotland
Neck, is guest this week of Miss
Mr, 0. L. Goforth, Norfolk,
Va.. was a visitor in town last
Mrs. Jarvis Burkett and child
ren are spending some time with
relatives in Norfolk, Va.
REHOBOTH WOMAN’S CLUB MEETS
Rehoboth Woman’s Club held
its regular monthly meeting on
August 27th in the school build
ing at eight o’clock.
The meeting was called to
order by the president, Mrs. W.
A. Boone. The secretary then
called the roll and there were
fifteen present. The minutes of
the last meeting were read and
approved. Some new business
was then discussed and Mrs. W.
R. Hedspetch appointed a com
mittee to help clean up a vacant
room at the school house, which
the club decided to name the
This room may be used as the
community sees fit.
She set the date at Sept. 16th
for clean up day. All the mem
bers are especially invited to
come out and help us on this day.
Our agent. Miss Wigley, then
took charge of the meeting and
gave us a very helpful and in
teresting lesson on windows and
The members of the club have
enjoyed the work so much this
year under the direction of Miss
Wigley and regret so much to
see her leave us. that we. to her
surprise and in her honor, then
served refreshments; which con
sisted of home-made candy, sand
wiches and iced tea.
We hope for her as great a
success with her school" work as
she has had with her work here
among us. She came to us from
Un ither State but we love her
I just the same.
I We then adjourned to meet
' with Mrs. E. F. White in Sep
j tember. We all went home feel-
I ing that it was good to be there.
’ Mrs W. R. Hedspeth.
School to Have Large Attendance-
Revival Services-Soctal Events
Mr, Raymond Rogers, Little
ton, was a Sunday caller in the
home of Mr. R. W. Edwards.
Miss Sarah Thomas, Morven,
returned home Tuesday after
spending two weeks here with
her friend. Miss Virdell Mat
Mrs. T. J Bass and son Luther
left Friday for Durham to visit
her daughter, Mrs. G, C. West.
Mr. John Maddrey Jr., Nor
folk, arrived Saturday and is the
guest of his friend, Mr. Henry
Mr. W. L, Harris spent a few
days at Buffalo Lithia Springs
the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Maddrey
and son Wayland were Sunday
guests of Mr. Maddrey’s mother,
Mrs. R. M. Maddrey.
Mr. Douglas Pruden, Washing
ton, D. C., arrived the past week
and is spending his vacation here
with his brother, Mr. Leary Pru-
den, and other relatives.
Mrs. L. L. Lassiter and chil
dren, Louise and Billy, Osceola,
Fla., arrived Saturday and are
guests of'her sister, Mrs. H, C.
Miss Rebecca Peebles, Jack-
son, was the week-end guest of
her cousin, Miss Marion Harris.
Mrs. Lewis Warlick and two
sons, Durham, and Dr. Spright
Barbee, wife and children, Zebu-
Ion, are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
W. D. Barbee this weeR.
Miss Alice Kelly Harris left
Tuesday for Elkin where she
will be a member of the high
Mr. Ernest Stephenson, Suf
folk, was the week end guest of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Misses Hazel and Katharine
Worrell, Portsmouth, are guests
of Mrs. W. T. Norvell this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Reter Futrell,
Conway, were Sunday guests of
his sister, Mrs. Nettie D. Crock
Prof, and Mrs. H. M. Lynch
spent the week-end at Ocean
Miss Bettie Long left Tuesday
for Severn where she will again
be a member of the high school
Mrs. E. F. Story and son,
Portsmouth, were Sunday guests
of her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. F. E. Foster.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard L.
Crocker and sons, Raleigh, were
week-end guests of his mother.
Mrs. Nettie D. Crocker.
Mr. Alexander Davis, a stu
dent of U. N. C.. Chapel Hill,
arrived Saturday and will spend
his vacation here with his sister,
Mrs. F. C. Weaver.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Duffee,
Portsmouth, were Sunday guests
of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Duffee.
Mr. Crocker Maddrey returned
home Friday after spending
twelve weeks at Wake Forest at
tending summer school.
Mr, and Mrs. A. J, Crocker
left Tuesday for Reidsville to
visit Mrs. Crocker’s father. Mr.
Jones, and other relatives.
Mrs. J. P. Harrell,Portsmouth,
arrived the past week and. will
spend several days here visiting
her parents. Mr. and Mrs. F. E.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stephen
son and son Rodney, Baltimore,
arrived Tuesday and are guests
of his sister, Mrs. Willie Barnes.
They will also visit other rela
tives before returning home.
Miss Elizabeth Brown, Kit-
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Gov. McLean Coming
Gov. McLean will deliver an
address to the Kirby Farmers
Club at the Conway School build
ing, Conway, Tuesday, Septem
ber 7, at 3 o’clock. He will also
present the Loving Cup to the
winning contestant at this time.
Everybody is invited. Hope
you will attend.
Kirby Farmers Cleb,
B. D. Stephenson, See.
There will be free inoculations
of Toxin-Antitoxin against Di
phtheria at the following school
houses on the following dates
for children between the ages of
6 months and 10 years. Eighty-
five per cent of the cases of
Diphtheria occur during these
Parents are urged to bring
their children and obtain this
protection for them if they have
not already done so.
Three injections are necessary
to establish an immunity, given
at weekly intervals. The first
will be given as follows:
Seaboard, Tuesday, Sept. 7,
9:30 to 10:30 A. M.
Margarettsville, Tuesday. Sept.
7. 11 to 12 A. M.
Severn, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1
2 P. M.
Pendleton. Tuesday. Sept.
2:30 to 3:30 P. M.
Conway, Wednesday, Sept.
9^30 to 10:30 A. M.
Milwaukee, Wednesday, Sept.
8. 11 to 12 A. M.
Holly Grove, Wednesday, Sept.
8. 1 to 2 P. M.
Potecasi, Wednesday, Sept. 8.
2:30 to 3:30 P. M.
Woodland, Thursday, Sept. 9,
9:30 to 10:30 A. M.
Rich Square, Thursday, Sept.
9. 11 to 12 A. M.
Lasker. Thursday, Sept. 9, 1
^■•2 P. M.
Creeksville, Thursday, Sept. 9,
2:30 to 3:30 P. M.
Jackson, Friday, Sept. 10,
9:30 to 10:30 A. M.
Carysburg, Friday, Sept. 10,
11 to 12 A. M.
W. E. Futrell,
Kill Rare Klub Entertained
Conway, N. C,, Aug. 30 —Mrs.
Howard Outland delightfully en
tertained the Kill Kare Klub in
her home last Thursday from
four to six o’clock.
The subject for the meeting
was “Facts About North Caro
lina.” Mrs. Will Lassiter read a
short history of Northampton
County taken from Wheeler’s
History. “North Carolina Firsts”
was given by Mrs. Outland.
Mrs. C, S. DeLoatche read an
interesting paper on “Facts
About North Carolina.” We
found our state was really won
derful, but as Miss Ruth Outland
told us. not so wonderful that we
may sit and be self satisfied, be
cause other states are forging
ahead and may pass us by.
After the program. Progressive
Hearts was played, and Mrs.
Will Lassiter was presented with
a beautiful handworked towel,
while Mrs. R. Jennings .White
received a iovely linen handker
chief as consolation.
Refreshments consisting of
sandwiches. Pineapple salad,
cakes and ice tea were served.
The guests of the club were
Miss Ruth Outland of Woodland
and Mrs. W. W. Joyner of this
Mrs. Henry Gilbert and Mrs.
M. H. Maynard returned to their
home in Raleigh Tuesday after
spending a week with Mr. J. R.
Baugham and Mr. and Mrs. L.
Mrs. L. M. Parker and Miss
Mary Beale Parker have return
ed home from visiting relatives
in Reinert, N. C,, and Mullins,
S. C. Mrs. Parker’s grandfather
and Mr. Junius Brown came
back with her and is spending
some time here.
Mr. J. J. Beale and mother
spent several days last week with
Mr. and Mrs, Carl Draper in
Miss Jessie Marie Parker left
Sunday for Hobbsville, where
she will teach in the high school,
Mr. and Mrs A, L. Gray and
daugl t“r Frances spent the week
end with he.* fatlier, Mr. J. R.
Baugham. returning to their
home ill La Cr-inge Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Lassiter
and children are spending a week
with Dr. and Mrs. P. G. Parker
of Erwin, N. C. While gone
they will spend some time at
Mrs. W. H. Beale and children
spent last week with her parents
Mr. E. C. Parker spent Friday
and Saturday with his mother,
who is in a ^Richmond Hospital,
Mrs. C. G. Brown went to St.
Vincent Hospital Wednesday for
an operation. She was oparated
on Saturday and is getting along
Mr. and Mrs., L. R Gilbert,
Mr, and Mrs. A. L. Gray and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. F. C.
Jenkins, Mrs, Henry Gilbert.
Mrs. M. B. Maynard and Mr. J.
R. Baugham spent last Monday
in Norfolk and Ocean View.
Masters Cola and A. J. Harrell
spent the week with their grand
father in Severn.
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Edwards
of Henderson spent the week
end with Mr. and Mrs. L. R.
Mr. Douglas Pruden of Wash
ington. D. C., was a caller in
the home of Mr. W. C, Beale
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Davis
spent the week-end in Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. W, C. Beale,
Garland and Mary Beale and Mr,
W. H. Beale spent Sunday in
Mr. J. J. Beale spent the week
end in Hollister, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs, E. B, Lassiter
spent Sunday in Norfolk,
Miss Olivia Bridgers' returned
from Chapel Hill summer school
Mrs. R. M. Bun is visiting
relatives in and near here.
NEWS FROM KEli^ORD
In about two thirds of the area
of Northampton the crops are
fine, having had plenty of rain,
or nearly enough. In the other
third, in the vicinity of Rich
Square, crops have been cut short
by the drouth that extended
from the last of June to the 24th
of August when enough rain fhll
to do the crops much good, but
not enough to run into the ditch
es or streams.
Cotton, corn and hay crops
have been cut short. It remains
to be seen the effect on peanuts.
Perhaps cotton shedded to a
greater extent than known be
fore, due to the use of larger
amounts of high grade fertilizer.
People who planted corn early
are in luck. It is good.
Work on New County Highway Begun
-Kelford Woman Member of
Mr. Nello L. Teer, contractor
for the building of the County
Highway from the Northampton
county line to Lewiston, com
menced the work the first of this
Mr. George Doughty, a promi
nent farmer living nbar Kelford,
brought to town last Saturday a
watermellon of the famous Tom
Watson variety, that measured
26 inches long and 34 inches
around and i«(eighed 57J lbs. This
beats Mr. E. E Tynes’s mellon,
reported last week, by ten pounds
Mrs. E. R. Tyler will present a
most charming play at the Roxo-
bei Kelford School building on
Thursday evening. Sept. 2od,
Tne characters of this delightful
entertaiyiment are pretty young
girls and hi-id.-emo young men
of Roxobe! and Kelford, and all
who attend are assured a lovely
time. The proceeds will be for
the benefit of the school. Don’t
fail to come.
Mrs. H. M. Ballard and two
daughters of Washington. D. C.,
are visiting in the home of Mr.
and Mrs, J. E. Tyler, Mrs. Bal
lard is a sister of Mrs. Tyler and
was reared in Bertie county and
her home people are always glad
to have her visits.
Miss Coralie Parker, of Colum
bia University, New York City,
spent a few days this week with
her people in Kelford. She was
on her way to the University of
North Carolina where she will be
a member of the faculty in the
Department of Social Science.
Miss Parker took her A. B. De
gree at Meredith College, in the
class of 1921, taught school two
years and entered Columbia Uni
versity in the Fall of 1923, ~and
graduated there with the degree
of Master of Arts in the class of
1924, after which she studied in.
the University of Oxford, Eng
land, and University of Paris
and spent several months in
Western Europe, visiting Rome,
Venice and various cities in Ger
many, Belgium, Holland and
Switzlerand, She has completed
her studies at Columbia for her
degree of Doctor of Philosophy
which she hopes to have con
ferred before she is thirty years
old. She was a member of the^
Editorial Staff ef the Encyclope
dia Brytanica this summer, edit
ing the American issue of that
publication after which she spent
her vacation with friends in Ver
mont and Massachusetts. She
took up her work at the Univer
sity of North Carolina on Sept,
the first and will remain there
for a year.
A special train over the A, C.
L. Railroad will avrive in Kelford
from Raleigh on. Sept. 22nd at
2:20 P, M. bearing a hundred or
more business men of the State
Capital on a "Good Will Tour”
through Eastern North Carolina.
They will make five minute stops
at Kelford, Aulander and Abos-
kie and hope to have a hearty
hand-shake with every man,
woman and child in the Roanoke-
Chowan section. The people
along the route are planning to
give them a good time.
A man in a hospital for the in
sane sat dangling a stick with a,
piece of string attached over a
flower bed. A visitor approach
ed, and, wishing to be affable,
remarked: “How many have
you caught?” “You are the
ninth,” was the reply.
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