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VOLUME!. MO. 20
SESSION OF THE
In Session Here Wed
nesday and Tfrurs
day of This Week
John D. Berry, of
The 120th annual session of the
RaleVh Baptist Association met with
the Zebulon Baptist church Wed
nesday and Thursday of this week.
After a devotional service led by Rev.
S. W. Oldham, pastor of the Bapt'st
church in Wendell, the delegates from
the different churches were enrolled,
after which the following officers
were elected* Moderator, John I).
Berry, of Raleigh; Clerk, J. S. Coun
cil, of Raleigh; Vice-Moderator, Rev.
| C. S. Morris, of Carey; Historian, W.
A. Cooper, of Raleigh.
; The Introductory Sermon was
preached by Rev. C. F. Hudson,
| pastor of Southside church, Ral-
I egh. His subject was “The Cross of
| Christ,” and he gave fine spiritual
I setting for the business session to
Dr. C. L. Greaves read the report
on Periodicals, and was followed by
’’Rev. C. A. Upchurch, Anti-Saloon
League Superintendent of North
[Carolina, in fine an interesting ad
dress on the religious newspapers and
After a bountious and appetiz.ng
dinner, served on the church grounds
by the ladies of the Baptist church,
Jthe Association re-convened for the
afternoon session. Reports were
made on Hospitals, State, Home and
Foreign Missions, with addresses by
'c. R. Boone, J. M. Broughton and
W. M. Gilmore.
At the night session Rev. J. A.
Ellis preached a sermon of sth.king
power on how God uses all kinds of
people to do his work. The balance
of the evening was given to the con
sideration *of Christian Education
Prof. Boombour, of Meredith College,
nade arr enlightening report on the
Baptist schools and colleges in North
Carolina, and was followed by I)r.
L E. M. Freeman, of Meredith Col
ege, and Bryan, Dean of W ake
Forest College, in able addresses on
Kristian Education in these two
Rev. A. A. Pippin, the oldest pas
,or in the Association as to time of
serv ce, ard one of the most influ
mtal, conducted the devotional ser
vice Thursday mornmg. The Report
pn Sunday Schools was read by R.
McMillan. Theo. B. Davis made
he report on Orphanage, which wrs
(iscussed by him, W. A. Cooper and
Jr. C. L. Greaves. The B. Y. P. U.
vork was presented by R. N. Simms
cho was followed by an interesting
eport on Ministerial Relief by J. M.
In the afternoon the following re
ports were made: Woman's Work,
drs. R. N. Simms, Temperance, C.
C. M.tchell. One of the most inter
sting features of the session was
he Digest of Letters, a finiancial
able showing what each church had
one during the year. Nearly every
hureh showed an increase over last
eir in membership, Sunday schools
Great progress has been made in
->e work of the Association s'ftce it
ist met with the local church ten
ears ago*.' -The attendance of deb
ates from all the churches of abou**
irty was good. Only two or three
eie not represented. The next si-s
--on will probably be held with the
arey Baptist, church.
EV. J. S. FARMER AT
FIRST BllTfr/l' CHURCH
Rev. J. S. Fni.ner, of Raleigh, will'
■eak at the Baptist charth next
indry morning. Mr. Farmer ** ,
isiness Manag* * of the Bibicul Re-;
rder, is a very practical and belr
-1 speaker. He w.ll likely preach a*
Be evening service also.
£ iL JidkLikJ* i*J jlAjpx, % JICU
Matron of Methodist
to Her Reward
After ten days illness with pneu
monia Mrs. Martha Virginia Jenkins
died at the Methodist Orphanage at
8:35 p. m. Wednesday night. The fu
neral was held on Friday and inter
ment will be in Oak:- dc by the side
of her husband, the late Rev. John
W. Jenkins, founder and first superin
tendent of the Methodist Orphanage.
Mrs. Jenkins was a native of Chat
ham, daughter of Jehiel Atwater,
member of the large and patriotic
Atwater family of that county. Two
brothers, J. N. and James B. Atwater,
of Bynum, Chatham county, survive
Mrs. Jenkins, who was born April
I 15, 1861, was a native of Chatham
i county. The Orphanage was opened
at Thar.ksgivmg Lay, 1900, and when
Mrs. Jenkins —then Miss Atwater—
became Matron there were five chil
dren in the Orphanage. She contin
ued in that position all the years,
seeing it grow from five to 250 child
ren. To them all she was a mother
and they gave her an affection that
was as remarkable as it was con
stant. She came to be knows as “the
mother of the orphanage” and made
it a real home to the many orphans
who found it—in her love a place of
happiness and training. As they
made homes of their own, they came
back to bring their children to this
“Mother Jenkins,” often the only
mother they had really known.
ard Teachers m
Not a single non-standard teacher
i was employed in the rural schools of
Durham, Gates, Guilford, Polk and
Wa-ren counties, according to an
article in the current issue of State
School Facts, published by the State
Department of Public Instruction.
A non-standard teacher is one who
holds a certificate based on scholas
tic training th*t is less than grad
uation from a standard high school.
On the other hand more than 25
per cent of the teachers were nen
s Lands rd in the rural schools of
Mitchell, Onslow, Clay, Burke, Madi
x*n, Caswell, Yancey, Wataga, Bruns,
••sick, Macon, Randolph and Cherokee.
Cherokee with 37 rton-standard white
I ichors has thc largest per eent of
non standard teachers—3B.s. Ran
dolph next to thc bottom with 35.4
per cent of non-standard teachers.
DEATH OF MRS. C. S. ROWE
——— . .
Mrs. Gertrude Rowe, wife of Mr.
C. S. Rowe, died last Sunday morning
at 5 o’clock.
Mrs. Rowe had been sick for about 1
four weeks, but her condition was not j
thought serious at first.
Mrs. Rowe was a good Christian
woman, being identified for a number
of years with the Methodist denomi
nation. Mrs. Rowe was married to
Mr. Rowe about fifteen years, ago.
Mrs. Rowe .was before her marriage,.
Miss Gertrude Duke, thc daughter of
Mr. and Mr*. P. V. Duke, of Engle
side,. .n Franklin younty. Mrs. Rowe
was 38 yetrs of age, arid is survived
by her husband.
The entire community .sympathies t
with Mr. Rowe in the death of his j
Funeral was held at 2:30 Monday
evening at Corinth Baptist church.
Rev. Mclver offfcating at the service.
A GOOD GAME
The Wakclon boys played a good
game with the town boys Tuesday
> *ght. The score being 24 and 13 in
favor '-f YvYkelon High.
lie town t"um ,i: d good playing
if th y did not win for some of
them In.J not played before in a
REPRESENTING FOUR COUNTIES—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH and FRANKLIN
ZEBULOft, N. C., rIiiDAY, OCiOBEH 20, 1925.
Americanßlw j *
FIFTH OF PEOPLE
DIE OVER 70
10 0 Centenarians
Died in North Caro
lina in Last Year
A fifth of all the people who died
n North Carolina last year h: d pass
<?d the three score years and ten al
lotted as the span of man’s life. One
hundred persons who died in the
state last year had passed the cen
tury mark. Only 13 of the centen
arians were city dwellers.
Thc* figures were made public in
the annual report of the Bureau of
Vital Statistics of the State Board
Os the 100 persons over 100 years
: of age who di»d, 23 were white, tv.o
I Indians and 75 negros. Seven of
j rhe centenarians lived in Edgecombe
I courky, and two In Wilmington.
More persons died bteveen the
leges of 70 and 74 years than in any
I othe*r period of lift* exce pt infancy.
Total deaths during the year
j amounted to 33,234. Os this total
; 19,949 were white, 171 Indians; and
18,114 negros. There were 87,0231
I birlhs during the year.
Mitehill county with 42.1 births ’
! per thousand had the highe*st birth |
i r .te ii th-* State while Currituck j
jc'un'y with 21.7 deaths per thou- 1
! -and bed the lowest. Buncombe had'
| the highest death rate with 18.5
j deaths per thousand while Graham 1
had the lowest with 5.8 per thousand.
The death rate in North Carolina was
31.9 per thousand, the birth rate 12.2
The birth rate iri North Carolina
was the same in 1924'that 3t was *.in
1910 while the death rate dropped
from 13.0 ip 1910 to J 2.2 in The
greatest number of- deaths-sur.ng* the
period was in 1918, the year of the
influenza epidemic, with 42,411.
i One remarkable-item in the report
shows I,ooo.deaths pt*r 1,000 popula-
I Lion among the Indians of Union
county. No explanation of the item
Ji given although the rate is estab
lished by oniy one death. Apparent
ly the last and only li.dan in Urku:
county is dead.
i O LOR ED 11 ‘vPTISTS OF
STATE IN CONVENT!' I*-' 1 *-'
High Foint, OcU “8. Th e 59th ar
: ual rr.e'A'•.,*• of th' Colored Baptis*
aiiV"ntion of K r.h C .rol a oya»r :
i the 1 * -t B'.pF. t negro church <
1 Erst Washington slree. Luesdij
night at 7:30 o'-k.
Around 2,000 Teach
ers Expected in Ral
eigh Nov. 6th
Noted educators \v i 1 have places on
the programs of the North Central
District Association when it meets in
Raleigh on November 0-7, on which
days from 1,500 to 2,000 teachers
from eighteen counties and thirty
ei»ht cities of the north central sac
•Fni of the St: te will gather for the
’bird annual district meeting of th- ,
Th- meetings this year will be he'd
at the Tabernacle Baptist church and
iu the new high school end Thompson
:bool buildings; iii. t-ad of at State
C *llege • s was fir-1 nnounced. This
change is made for the greater con
ven’en* *of ihe ' * : M- r te chei s. Tl
district oflicei s are aide to hoM thr
meetings down town through the gen
erosity of Tabernaeh Baptist church
wSitch allows the use* of its church
for the general meetings. The de
partmental meetings will be held in
lie High School building and in the
Thompson gramm r grade build’ng
Inch are within two blocks of the
BUSINESS GOOD IN TEXTILE
Business conditions appear to he
good just now in thc various textile
Industries. The woolen and worsted
yarns are maintaining a steadiness,
due largely to a farm foreign market.
A period of buying has marked the
fall sez soji sq far, and jthere is noth
ing*at-present to indicate any change
Cotton yarns and *oine kind of eot
’(tn nroduets have been Se/iously cur
ailcd by the drouth conditions in the
Turolinss and Georgia. If reli* f doe.-,
not come soon, many Southern mills
have to shut down. A cut in
>ovver by the Southern Power Com
.miy is reported. FurtKer curtcil
n>nt wou.o be most unfortunate for
ho fnrn industry, as yarns are al
iy hard : get. Mony of th< mH':
r sgld up to lb** beginning of the
f h l.ni* goods business has an en
o T*g outlook. Tlie mill. :*:e
'.-d vn well abe-d, and drlive-ie
* the current month on new bu-i
--•• % are bard to get
TRICE: One Year, $1.50; Single Copies, sc.
; FOR DYING BOY
Scene Ful! of Pathos
Presented in Ashe
Jefferson. Oct. 24.—One of the
most touching scenes ever witnessed
in the Ashe county courthouse was
presented Thursday when T. S. Wat
son, of Virgil, in Watauga county,
1 came into court and asked to ho per
| m tied to enter a plea for his son
Otis Watson, charged with violation
of the prohibition laws.
Otis Watson was a soldier in France
in the World War and as a result is
a victim of tuberculosis and is at the
United States hospital at Johnston
City, Tennessee, for treatment. The
evidence disclosed that he is near
death at this time.
The lather, as well known and re
: spected citizen of Watauga county,
\ 'Vent on the stand and in a broken
| voice, stated that he wanted his son
I to die with a clean sheet and asked
; he judge to impose such a fine as
Ibe saw fit. As he broke down and
i wept, many in the courthouse joined
! him, tears being seen in the eyes of
Judge Finley, Solicitor Graves, and
several attorneys in the bar.
Solicitor Graves said, “He has paid
enough,” and made a motion that
judgment he suspended upon pay
ment of the costs and the judge ord
ered such judgment entered.
T. B. HOSPITALS
Nash County Asso
ciation Formed and
Rocky Mount, Oct. 28.—Organiza
tion of the Nash County Tuberculosis
Association was completed at a
meeting at Nashville Wednesday
night when off cers were chosen, and
•dans for the sale of Christmas seals
mapped out and steps taken, which
it is believed, will lead to thc erection
, of a tuberculosis hospital in the coun
The association was set on its way
ome days ago when an organization
i v; s formed with l)r. B. W. Kinlaw,
I >f th’s city, ns president. Additional
officers, elected last night, includ":
Vice-president, I. •T. Valentine, of
'pring Hope; Treasurer, Mrs. E. S.
’at ei.-on, of Nashville; Correspond
a g Secretary, Miss Bessie Bunn, of,
hi.- city; Recording Secretary, K. H.,
Mclntyre, of near Nashville; Ch ir
n.an of Seal Sales for the county,
Harold Cooley, of Nashville; I’ubJl
bty Committee Chairman, M. W.
Lincke, of Nashville; Field Super
visor, Mrs. Ann H. Ditton, Nash
County WeP'i re Officer.
BIG BUSINESS ( HANGED
Suryveying ten years of corporate
ictivities, the National Industrial
Conference Board is surprised to find j
that Big Business has become quite I
another sort of th ; ng than the big j
Business that was so mercilessly man
handled by trust busters early in its
The secret of the change is tha*
Big Business has fallen Into tho hand*-
of the most capable men in the coun
try, and they realize that a square
deal is thc best policy in the hmg run.
How quickly public opinion has re
sponded is seen in the general rec
gnition that the larger corporations t
arc as a rule the most honestly and
! airly conducted.
'thus Big Business, from being ra
, arded ca a menace, may bo in the
■ay qf becoming a public pot.--San
'Francisco Chronic 1 e.
( riDLNTAI.LY KILLED
M MILE OUT HUNTING
Charlotte, Oct. 28.—The funeral of!
’ V/m- - R ich Garrison, prominent !
unking contractor and well known
? 'zen, who ccidentally shot and ;
Pd himself Monday afternoon while I
•,reel In u ing, war held at 3:30 j
> lock Wednesday ufterrioo net the.
• ~4t Baptist church.
j B h /tLI GkO
Will Print Your
DATES IN WEST
i Vital Statistics Show
the Western Part of
State is Healthiest
; What section of North Carolina is
I j most healthful?
. ' That distinction appears to go to
_ | the mountain counties of the north
j wester opart of the State. There are
! fewer deaths in those counties, in
j! proportion to population than ebse
where in the State. This is shown
by figures complied by the bureau
of vital statistics of the State Board
( of Health and contained in th t bu
, reau’s annual report just publisohed.
( The figures show that of 27 coun
, ties having fewer than 10 deaths in
, 1924 per thousand population, seven
were in the mountainous northwest
ern section of the State. Those coun
ties are Avery, Ashe, Yancey Alex
i ander, Alleghany, Yadkin, and Surry.
Avery county last year had the
I second lowest death rate of any in
( the State, the lowest death rate being
I that in Graham, another mountain
I county, hut in the southwestern part
. of tho State A slightly higher death
I rate is reported in Ashe and Yancey,
with exactly thc same death rate,
I these two counties standing third to
, the top of counties in low death rate.
Alexander, another of the north
western mountain counties, had the?
fifth lowest death rate, with Alle
gheny sixth. Mitchell county, which
led the State in birth rate last year,
is ninth. Yadkin, another northwest
ern county, had the same number of
deaths per thousand population as
i Stanly and Gates, eastern counties,
13th position going to these three.
And Surry county’s position is 16th.
Three other mountain counties?—
Cherokee, Swian and Haywood were
lespectively eighth, tenth and i leventh
in standing. Ten of the eleven low
est death rates in the State were re
ported from -mountain counties, but
not all of these were in the North
western part of the State. Par;.*,
. which had the seventh lowest death
rate, \vt-s the only non-tnountainoun
, county to hold a place in the eleven
I comities reporting the lowest death
rate, 10 of the 11 counties having
! | the lowest death rates be ng mountain
t counties of the western half of the
State, anti five of them being in
the northwestern corner of the State.
; UiV, RLE ‘.SI RES
“The United Status is ‘ , .*ir'y blank
jet* <1 with r.-i.lo sv. vice "o that tie*
farmer, anyv. here < d cv •>•;.••••. !;<*«••*,
i ■ere!., bu s to dnuH and turn* in on
what he likes best. With super]* w*.*r
; station: this will be' inciaa.tigly con
“After the day’s work, v/10.-n the
supper dishes are cleared away, the
farmer and his family can gather
around the open fre in winter and
listen to thc music of Grand Opera,
conscious all the while that th* vuicr
of the prirna donna reaches t.!: m oy
radio before it is heard in tl> Dia
mond Horseshoe, or in the bank row
of the orchestra circle, for such is th •
speed of radio :«e compared with the
I speed of sound waves.
| “I believe that radio has gre Urr
' application to the farm nd to farm
life than to any other phase of our
national life.”—Gen. J. G. llarboard,
I’res. Redio Corporation of America.
V P\KT PAYMENT
SmithfieJd, (Jet. 28. Depositors In
the Mor*4'ants and banner Bunk
of Princeton, which failed on the
third of Last February, received IT
j per tent c' their deposits last Thurs
day, the amounts being dLburt.ed by
j the Farmers Bank and 'irust Com
pany, of th: s city, receiver for the
defunct institui on. According to re
liable inff rmt.tion, the depositors w::l
ultimately receive *'rom 60 to 75 par
cent of their dej. >sit..
! . 1
Burned to j*eatii in
Atlanta, < Ft’.,' • 0«- . 28. V. -n
Moore. 40, ..hi: -Ing tier’, v/as aum
d to death, and T. C. Smith, IT. his
! assistant, was seriously injured in a
jbe wfc ; -h early td y w-'t.. -ly i<«-
’ iyr d ’.ii? C * ca-Cole. B'.-itl r.,r , l-.-ih