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ANDREW J. CONNER. PUBLISHER"
"CAROLINA, CAROLINA, HEAVEN'S BLESSINGS ATTEND HER"
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RICH SQUARE, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, N. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1926
Rich Square-Woodland Road Com-
pleted-Seriously Cut in Cotton
Misses Bryte and Ethel Daniel
were in Norfolk Saturday shop
Raynaond Benthall and Edward
Lee, students at Wake Forest
College, were home Saturday and
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Grimes,
Raleigh, called on Mrs. Grimes’
mother, Mrs. Ella G. Jessup, one
day the past week,
Edwin Brown and Elwood Par
ker spent the week end with
friends at Guilford College.
Mrs. W. J. Brown attended
the Methodist Conference at Dur
ham Friday and Saturday.
Miss Anna Rebecca Purvis re
cently visited friends at Guilford
Frederick B. Sainty, London,
England, spent the past week
with Friends in this and the Rich
Square communities. While here
he delivered a number of strong,
helpful sermons and lectures
which were very interesting and
instructive. He has traveled in
most of the countries of Europe
since the World War and is very
familiar with conditions as they
'really exist over there and it was
very educating to be in his com
pany and get reliable information
about post war conditions.
Rich Square and Woodland
have at last been connected by a
splendid highway. The job of
sanding the road between the
two places was completed the
past week. The road has been
sanded about two miles on be
yond here towards Murfreesboro,
making eight miles of road on
which sand has been hauled. The
sand for these eight miles was
gotten off of J. H. Parker’s land
mainly. The steam shovel and
crew moved Saturday beyond the
“creek” over towards Murfrees
boro where they have located
some good sand for that end of
the road. The engineer having
to pass on the quality of the sand
for road building purposes said
the sand they found on J. H.
Parker’s land was the best they
had seen any place in the State,
which indicates we will have a
Our community was shocked
last week when the news was
flashed around that Thomas
Griffin had been seriously cut and
mangled in the cotton gin here
belonging to Griffin and Dunning.
Two doctors, C. G. and W. R
Parker, were hurriedly summon
ed and the tedious job of sewing
up the wounded parts was begun.
Five cuts about six inches long
were found across his chest on
the left side. His left arm about
the elbow and hand were badly
mangled. It took about 250
stitches to get the wounds sewed
up properly. A tra ned nurse
was summoned and has been
with him since the accident.
While he has suffered terribly
during the past few days, it is
thought he is getting along as
well as could be expected.
Dr. Raiford and family, Sed-
ley, Va., spent Sunday afternoon
in the home of Mr. A, W. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lane,
Tyner, spent Sunday in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. E Copeland
Mr and Mrs. A, J Gotland
and son, Elton, spent the week
end with relatives in High Point
A committee from the Parent-
Teacher Association here pre
pared a delightful supper and
served the Kiwaians of Ahoskie
and members from other parts of
Hertford as well as a number
from Northampton, at their reg-
Mrs. James H. Wilkins left
Saturday to visit her sister, Mrs.
Robert Hayes. Raleigh.
Mrs. Luiian Modlin, of Boy
kins, Va., spent the week-end
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Messrs H. R. Paschal, Paul
Jilcott, Wm. J. Capehart, Julian
Norfleet and Guy Tyler attended
the foot ball game Wednesday —
Scotland Neck vs Greenville.
Dr. and Mrs. A. Capehart, and
W. J. Capehart spent Friday and
Saturday in Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Barnes, of
Ahoskie, spent Sunday afternoon
in the heme of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Mr. Wayland Barnes, of Cole-
rain, spent Sunday with relatives
lilr. Fred Brass of Philadelphia
spent Thursday in town with
Mrs. M, C. Wood, Mrs. Janie
Norfleet. Mrs, Lillian C. Watson,
Mrs, G. B. Spivey and Mrs.
Elizabeth Cherry spent Monday
Mr. E. R. Tyler and Mr. Joe
Burden spent Tuesday in Mur
Mr. Jimmie Jenkins was in
Powellsville Thursday on busi
Mr. Joe Burden and Mr. E. R.
Tyler were in Scotland Neck
Wednesday to witness the foot
NORTHAMPTON SUPERIOR COURT
uiar meeting last Monday night.
Perhaps the principal feature of
the splendid program rendered
was the timely and very appro
priate talk of Mr. J. T. Chase,
Roanoke Rapids, who is connect
ed with the Virginia Light and
Power Company. Mr. Chase sees
a great future for North Caro
lina, and especially for Eastern
North Carolina. He said there
was nothing North Carolinians
could not do. He recalled the
little school house with 30 ehil
dren at Roanoke Rapids when he
went there 20 years ago, when
the school term, too, was only 3
months. Now they have one of
the finest school buildings in the
State with more than twice the
number of teachers they had
pupils 20 years ago. He was in
New England sometime dgo and
was impressed with the fact that
the cotton mills are moving from
there to North Carolina. Thirty-
five moved into the State last
year. Mr. Chase sees great pos
sibilities in store for Eastern
North Carolina because of the
Power line which is being built
through here. He said they ex
pected to go into every commun
ity that it was possible to go into
and they expected to be a part of
each community and interested
in every enterprise that makes
for the betterment of every
neighborhood where their line
goes With our unsurpassed soil,
our splendid climate, our pro
gressive, energetic, wide awake
people and a power line with un
limited power, Mr. Chase could
see Eastern North Carolina the
brightest spot in the United
States. Others to take part on
the program were: Mts. C. W,
Parker, Menola, who rendered
I two very beautiful solos, accom
panied by Miss Aman, music
teacher in the local high school,
'and Mr. Charles H. Jenkins, Au
pander, who made a very appre-
i pride talk on behalf of Chowan
’ College. He thought the finest
investment one can make is to
invest in the human mind. He
hoped everyone who possibly
could do so, would contribute li
berally to the $100,000 endow
ment for the College.
Cases on Criminal Docket Disposed
of Where Fine or imprisonment
Was Meted Out
Following are additional cases
disposed of at Fall Terra North
ampton Superior Court not pub
lished last week:' ,
L. J Plylant, disposing of
mortgaged property,pleads guilty
as to moving crop without pay
ing landlord. Judgment of the
Court suspended on payme it of
Whiford Mingia found guilty
of larceny was given six months
on the roads.
Godv in Lassiter failing to ap
peer as directed by the Court
was ordered placed under $200
David Edwards and George
Edwards charged with larceny,
found guilty, and David given 8
months on the roads and George
remanded to Juvenile Court for
Lloyd Parker, for operating
car while drunk, was fined $50
and costs and confined to County
jail for four months and assigned
to roads, but not to serve the jail
or road sentence if he gives $100
bond to appear at March and
October terms of Court in 1927
and show he has not driven an
automobile and otherwise been
of good behavior.
Jule Beil plead guilty to hav
ing in posession material design
ed to be made into liquor, and
was required to pay costs and
give $100 bond to appear at
March Jand October Courts in
1927 and show good behavior.
Thad Davis, guilty of incest,
to be confined in the State Prison
at Raleigh not less than eight
years and not more than twelve
W. J. Wheeler, charged with
violation of the liqhor laws, plead
guilty, judgment, be worked on
the public roads for six months.
Pearl Whitaker, larceny, given
12 months in jail with privilege
of the County Commissioners to
assign her to work at the County
J. R. Barkley, for assault with
deadly weapon was given nine
months on the roads.
James Vaughan, assault with
automobile. 12 months on the
Tillery Smith, for carrying a
concealed weapon is to meditate
while working on the public
roads for four months
John Everett, for larceny, re
ceived a sentence of 12 months
on the roads.
John Henry King. larceny, 15
months on the roads.
William Hawkins, liquor, $25
Walter Barrett, liquor, to give
$200 bond and automobile driving
privilege revoked for 12 months.
The younger set of boys of
Lasker met with Misses Richard
son and Morris Saturday night
and organized a club to be known
as the B. B. Club. Alton Britton
was elected president and Grant
Bridgers was elected Secretary
and Treasurer. The initiation
afforded the fun for the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Bryant, Mr.
Perry Bryant and Mrs. Sarah
Draper spent the afternoon in
Newsoms, Va., Sunday.
Prayer Week was observed in
the Methodist church during the
The Bright Jewels of Lasker
Methodist church will have a
Thanksgiving program next Sun
FARM DEMONSTRATION WORK
Rev. Frank Cuibretii Returned-Gives
Up Work in Tennessee-Lyceum
Mr. J L. Gay spent a few days
in Norfolk the past week on bus
Messrs Leary and Thaddeus
Stephenson, Portsmouth, were
Sunday guests of their sister,
Mrs. Harry Pruden.
Mr, and Mrs. W. D, Barbee
and daughter Nancy spent the
week end in Durham, guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Barbee
Mr. Bon Long, Portsmouth,
was a Sunday guest of his moth
er, Mrs. Anna Long.
Mr G. T. Stephenson, Frank
lin, was the guest of his sister,
Mrs. R. M. Maddrey, Saturday.
Mr. Henry Russell Harris, a
student of Wake Forest College,
spent'the week end with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Harris.
Misses Elmer and Doris Ste
phenson and Mr. James Jones
spent Sunday at Greenville,
guests of Miss Ruby Jordan.
Mr. Gordon Maddrey, of Lew
iston High School faculty, was
the week end guest of his moth
er, Mrs. R; M. Maddrey,
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Bradley
and son James, Mr. Alvah Bul
lock and sister. Miss Sallie.spent
Sunday afternoon at E. C. T. C.,
Greenville, guests of Miss Selma
Mesdames S.J. Kee and James
A. Harris and daughter Joscelyn,
of Weldon, were visitors in town
Miss Emma Reid, Statesville,
arrived the past week^and is the
guest of Mrs. G. F. Crocker.
The Woman’s Missionary Soci
ety of the M, E. church held
their regular monthly meeting at
the church Monday afternoon.
There was a large attendance
and a very interesting program
rendered. The society is observ
ing this week as a week of pray
er for Missions.
Mr, Crocker Maddrey, student
of Wake Forest College, spent
the week end here the guest of
his mother, Mrs. R M. Maddrey.
Mrs. Julian Morgan, our ac
commodating Postmaster, who
has been ill the oast week, is
slowly convalescing at her home
here, much to the delight of in
Master 0, W. Maddrey Jr.,
who suffered a violent attack of
tonsilitis last week, is gradually
returning to normalcy.
Mr, W, Paul Edwards, who
has been confined to his home by
illness, the past week, is well on
the road to recovery.
The Woman’s Missionary Soci
ety of the Baptist church will
hold their monthly meeting at
the home of its president, Mrs.
R. M. Maddrey, Wednesday af
Mr. Roland Gay, a student of
Wake Forest College, spent the
week end with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Gay,
Mr. and Mrs, Elmo Crocker
spent the week end in Ports
mouth, guests of Mrs. Crocker’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs, H. F.
Messrs H. R. Harris and H.R.
Jr., Gordon and Crocker Mad
drey and Rfiand Gay spent Sat
urday in Norfolk and attended
the Wake Forestand William and
Mary Foot ball game.
Owing to illness and for other
reasons the musicale (the third
number of our home talent lyce-
um) will not be presented Friday
evening, Nov. 19th, as adver
tised, It will be given after
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Everett,
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NEWS FROM KELFORD
Hogs are making as much pro
fit now as during the war time
inflation period. This is due to
the high price of hogs and the
low price of corn at this time
We are overlooking a profit mak
ing proposition if we fail to raise
hogs. We should remember'
though that these prices will not
continue always. It Is not ne
cessary that we buy high priced
pure bred hogs from which to
raise porkers and the profit
comes from selling them as fin
ished hogs to kill. Good grade
sows that v/ill raise large littere
and can be bought at fair prices
are the kind you should buy.
I believe we can expect good
pric(s for hogs during all of the
coming year. They may work
to a lower level but will still
leave a good prefit. Hog cholera
has done great damage in the
corn belt. It is said to be more
severe than the 1915 epidemic
and is hard capped by lack of
serum. You can realize the ser
iousness of the outbreak when
you know that in Iowa alone in
1913, 2,500,000 head were lost
from this cause. This decrease
in hogs will be offset in part at
least by the large cotton crop
with its supply of cotton seed
oil which will effect lard prices.
While we may expect lower
prices I believe we may expect a
good profit during all of the
We should remember that hogs
Will pay $2 a bushel for the
corn given them.
Produce as many pounds of
pork per acre as that land will
produce of cotton. '
Return a profit of five to seven
cents a pound gain when har
vesting corn grown on good land.
Return five times as much pro
fit on corn as is realized from
selling it at rharket price.
Maintain the fertility of thfi4i
land by keeping on it the fer
tility produced by it.
Make a profit every day in the
year and returns twice a year.
Do not fail to attend the meet
ing of the Kirby Farmers Club
which will be held at Severn at
7:30 Thursday, Nov, 18:h. Mr.
Shay of State College will tell
you how to make money with
E. P. Gullbdge,
Mr. M. B, Garriss and family,
and Mr. Walter Garriss and
family spenj; Sunday in Law-
renceville, Va.. guests of Mr.and
Mrs J. L. Ivey.
Mrs. M. L. Gray and daughter
returned home last week after
an extended visit with relatives
and friends up North,
Messrs Marvin Wade and Sam
Jones of Apex spent the week
end here with their parents.
Mrs. W. W, Woodley of Eliza
beth City spent a few days last
week here with her sister, Mrs.
H. C. Bottoms.
Mrs. Nan Bridgers returned
last week from Portsmouth, Va.,
where she has been visiting her
sister, Mrs. Rosa Norvel.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Scott and
Miss Bessie Bottoms of Jackson
spent the week end here in the
home of Mr, J. G, Bottoms.
Mr, Warren Vick of Emporia
spent the' week end here with
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Lynch of
Seaboard spent a few hours here
Saturday P, M. with Mr. and
Mrs. M. L. Gray.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Gay and
daughter, Peggy, spent Satur
day in Roanoke Rapids with Mr.
Investigation of Automobile Wreck
Reveals no One Was to Dlame-
Invitations have been received
by friends in Kelford to the
marriage of Dr. Moody White of
Halifax and Miss Mary Ellen
Griffin of Woodland on Nov. 17th.
Dr. White had a very successful
practice in Kelford while he was
located in Lewiston and made
many friends by his close appli
cation to his profession and his
Profeasor Pollock’s All Star
Team came over from Aulander
last week and engaged Professor
McCain’s gii’ls in a game of Bas
ket Ball. A most brilliant game
was witnessed, ^ulander fighting
sp'endidly to the last ditch, but
was compelled to go down in de
feat before the skillful and clever
passes of the well trained Roxo-
bel-Kelford girls, by a score of
24 to 0. But as to the results of
a game played by the boys from
Aulander and the boys of Roxo-
bel-Kelford, immediately after
the girls game, this deponent
The Rev, Mr. H. C. Lowder,
principal of the Pendleton High
School, came over to Kelford and
conducted the Sunday morning
services at Kelford Baptist
church. His subject was un
gratefulness, and the manner in
which he handled it was pleasing
and delightful to his hearers and
qiadea profound impression upon
Mr. Carlton Cherry is home for
the week from Wake Forest Col
lege. He will attend the Griffin-
White nuptials at Woodland Wed
nesday as Best Man.
The automobile wreck that oc
curred Sunday night. Noy. 7th,
between Kelford and Roxobel in
which Mr. Elbert Hall lost his
life, was thoroughly investigated
in Justice Cobb’s court last Fri
day. As is Justice Cobb’s cus
tom in all cases he very thorough
ly investigated every phase of.
the case by the examination of
quite a number of witnesses who
were first on the scene and de-
veloped’the fact that the wreck
was purely accidental and no one
was to blame.
Mr. Geo. T. Parker, while op
erating a band saw in his shop
last week, lost the top of liis
right thumb by getting it caught
between a piece of timber and
the saw guide. Mr. Parker lost
three fingers from the same hand
about twenty years ago in an ac
cident with a circular saw.
A letter from Geo. T. Parker,
Jr., Erie, Pa., to his parents
written on Armistice Day, stated
that snow in Erie was two inches
deep and still falling with the
themometer standing at the
The Willing Workers Society
of Kelford will hold a Bazaar
and serve a Turkey dinner on
Friday evening, December lOtb,
at the rooms of the Kelford Radio
Club. It is hoped that a goodly
number will come and enjoy the
festivities of the evening and
contribute to a good cause.
and Mrs. B. H. Lanier.
Miss Claire Howell and her
guests. Misses Bettie Star How
ell and Evelyn Byrd of Norfolk
spent Thursday afternoon here
with Mrs. J. A. Pruden. ,
Mrs. J. A. Pruden and Mrs.
M. N. Carpenter went to Weldon
Friday afternoon shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Gray and
daughter and Mr. A. L. Gray
spent a couple of days last week
The Missionary Society of
Sharon M. E. Church met with
Mrs. Jordan Edwards Wednes
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