North Carolina Newspapers

Two Nash C<
Killed In 1
Vernon Rhodes and Hubert Fin<
both of the Bailey section, wei.
instantly killed Sunday night wht
a car in which they were ridir
crashed into a 'bridge abutmei
over Moccasin Creek on Highwa
90 in Johnston County.
Their bodies were found sittin
upright on the front seat of th
wrecked automobile. An in vestige
tion by Dr. E. M. Booker, Johnston
coroner, indicated the car was trav
eling at a high rate of speed and
» failed to take a curve just before
reaching the bridge.
The young men were going from
thenr homes to Zebulon and a pass
ing motorist found the wreckage.
Deputy Sheriff G. C. Massey
took charge of the bodies until the
arrival of the coroner.
The accident occurred in the
narrow stretch of Johnston be
tween Wake and Nash counties,
evidence of liquor was found.
The state Democratic executive
committee has been called to meet
tonight in the capitol building to
elect a chairman in place of Jus
tice Wallace Winborne, who resign
ed when appointed to the supreme
court. The meeting is expected to
be a perfunctory affair, as the
cards are stacked for the election
of Gregg Cherry of Gastonia,
speaker of the house of representa
tives. Maj. Cherry is the governor’s
choice and custom has long been to
let the governor name the chair
No one has yet been designate
to take the place on the town boar
of commissioners left vacant b
the death of John D. Horton. It i
understood that the appointmer
will be made by the other men
bers of the board.
Moultrie, Ga., July 29th— Brrij
leaf tobacco growers of south Ge
gia and Florida thronged ws
house towns last night with t>
choicest tobacco.
Blue mold reduced the Geoi
crop. Specialists estimated the s
production at 61,150,000 pou
some 26 per cent under last y<
$18,145,557 yield of 86,565,298
Floridians, however, expect*
sell 14,120,000 pounds, about 4
000 more than in 1936. The av«
Georgia price last year was
cents a pound. Florida’s was
Following the eGorgia-F
auctions, buyers will move
South Carolina’s bright leaf «
on sale August 10, and the
belt ope#* the 26th.
Raleigh, N. C. Wednesday, July 28
Workers at the city incinerator
Monday afternoon were shocked to
find the body of a new born baby
wiapped in a pink silk slip among
the garbage which they were sort
ing. Police and the coroner were
notified immediately and investiga
tions started. Coroner Waring as
certained that the baby had been
born alive, but died almost immed
iately—whether death was due to
murder of natural causes he could
not tell.
The body was that of a well de
veloped white boy, with blue eyes
and red hair. It is believed that it
came to the incinerator on a truck
which serves the northern section
of the city.
Those in charge of the State
Farmers Convention to be held at
State College during the week of
August 2 to 6 inclusive have added
a new feature to their program this
w'"' Pnral Ministers from all sec-
tlmi ißrrmT)
rmy worms have been found in
ral counties in the state and
r e plans are being made for
ig them. This worm is more
an inch long, is striped green,
w and black. It eats grass and
' cultivated crops, travelling
one crop to another to feed,
•ast numbers which travel to
" probably helped give them
name. Added to this is the
ete ruin of any field they en
s only bare stems and stalks
in of flourishing vegetation.
_ ..ey may be poisoned with a mix
ture of Paris green and wheat bran
in a ration of one pound of poison
to 50 of bran. Or they may be kill
ed by first trapping them in deep
furrows plowed around infested
fields. So far they are seen only
iru counties in the eastern part of
the state but it will be well for all
to keep on the lookout. The worms
do not eat tobacco, preferring cot
tn and corn.
Eternal vigilance is the price of
The federal tobacco-grading ser
vice, now entering its tenth year,
was established to help growers de
termine whether they were get
ting a fair price for their leaf.
Until last year, all grading was
on a voluntary basis. But in 1936
compulsory grading was smarted on
Goldsboro, Farmville, and Oxford
markets after the growers had vot
ed for it.
Although four warehouses at Ox
ford have secured injunctions to
prevent compulsory grading, the
inspection work will be continued
this season on other markets in
these towns.
e U. S. Department of Agri
re has taken an appeal from
njunctions and will carry the
to the U. S. Supreme Court,
•cessary, to determine whether
lulsory grading will be reestab
d in the four warehouses*
eanwhile, S. L. Clement, of the
ultural economics department
State College, has pointed out
; of the advantages of govern
: grading.
le grower is given a certificate
'ing the grade of his tobacco
a chart showing the average
s that have been paid for each
us the grower can siee for him
vhether the bid offered him is
nably close to the average for
rade, and he can use this in
ition in deciding whether or
> reject the bid.
chout such information, the
>r may sell his tobacco at too
price or, on the other hand,
ty reject a bid that is as much
s tobacco is worth, and there
te a sale, Clement pointed out.
ore he included lespedeza in
•rop rotation, John Lyon of
;ville, Route 1, produced only
1 8 bushels of wheat per acre
nine-acre field. This past
g, he averaged 15.3 bushels
Patronize our advertisers.
Earl Kemp Seriously Hurt
When Struck By Car Tues.
The state board of medical ex
aminers has granted licenses to 86
new doctors. Among the number
was Arthur Broughton, Jr., Ral
eigh. Dr. Broughton is a grandson
of Mrs. Ruffin Broughton of Zebu
lon, RFD.
News dispatches from the Far
East indicate that war is almost
certain £o break out any day be
tween China and Japan. Intermit
tent fighting has been in progress
for weeks without open declaration
of war, but Russia and several Eu
ropean nations are anxiously
watching developments.
The Spanish civil war, which has
been in progess for about a year,
is still raging. Every few days some
situation develops that makes it
likely to involve other nations but
up to now the rest of the world has
managed to stay out. Relations are
somewhate strained between Italy
Germany and England on account
of the Spanish situation but ob
servers believe that general war
may be averted.
Can a non-swimming parent save
a child who is drowning nearby?
The answer is, “yes” nine times out
of ten —if the adult keeps his head.
There is first the throwing res
cue. Throw out a ring buoy or a
life line if one is available, or bet
ter still, use a row boat or canoe.
Everj parent with foresight
should see to it that these devices
are available when their children
go bathing. A little pressure on the
Casino Committee or the Improve
ment Society will get the ordinary
life saving devices to enable non
swimmers to aid sinkers.
Non-swimmers, can also use poles
towels or bathrobes, to extend their
reach by five or six feet. The bulk
of drownings occur at a point near
which the individual can stand up
in safety. It may be necessary to
wade in chest deep and then reach
the struggling person. But never
go beyond the chest because as the
water nears the shoulders a little
pull will cause the would-be res
cuer to float out into deep water
Sometimes by propelling another
person forward in a floating posi
tion, ten feet can be added to the
reach of the non-swimmer stand
ing waist deep in water. It won’t
matter whether the human life line
is, face down or face up—except to
the life line. If the drowning per
son is helpless, push the floating
person out head first so he can
grasp. If the victim is strong and
clutching, push the floater out feet
first. Yes, it is possible for a non
swimming parent to make a rescue,
but it sounds incredible, doesn’t it?
On Tuesday morning A. G. Kemp
received a message telling that his
brother, Earl Kemp of Durham,
had been critically injured in an
automobile accident. The small son
of Mr. Kemp, Earl, Jr., who has
been spending some time here, was
sent home at once, Worth Kemp
and Alex Kemp, brothers of the in
jurd man, taking the child. Later
in the day anther message caused
A. G. Kemp to close his store and
hasten to his brother’s bedside. A
message that came Wednesday
morning stated that grave fears
for his recovery are held.
Johnston county hog growers
have found their cooperative ship
ments so profitable that they plan
to add sheep and lambs in the se
ries of regular shipments.
Hector C. Blackwell of Fayette
ville was on Tuesday afternoon
elected commander of the North
Carolina Department American
Legion just before the close of the
annual convention in Durham. The
convention next year will be held
in Winston-Salem. Mr. Blackwell is
an attorney. He won over A. B. Co
rey of Greenville, who moved that
the election be made unanimous.
Mrs. Hodge Newell of Henderson
was. elected president of the Legion
Auxiliary. Several Raleigh men
were honored, R. L. McMillan being
named Judge Advocate; Vallin C.
Ray, commander of the 9th district
and D. T. Moore a delegate to the
national convention in New York.
The legionaires heard several
big wigs speak, including Secretary
of War Woodring and Governor
Clyde R. Hoey. Heavy rains Mon
day interefered with the program
but upon the whole the convention
was rated as one of the best ever
Tobacco State League standings
are Erwin, Wakelon , Angier,
Games this week scheduled:
Friday (30th) Erwin here,
Saturday (31st) Clayton here,
Sunday (Aug. Ist) Angier here,
Wednesday (4th) Clayton there,
Friday (6th) Angier there,
Saturday (7th) Angier here,
Sunday (Bth) Clayton here.
Wakelon lost her position at the
top of the Tobacco State League
last Saturday when she lost to Er
win in a six-inning game. Sunday
Angier won to the tune of 9-3 and
on Monday Clayton, with several
new players defeated the locals 6-5.
The two games previously rained
out with Clayton wer to have been
played here Wednesday afternoon,
but rain again put them off the
diamond. They will be played in
the near future.

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view