North Carolina Newspapers

J. J. Wrenn, salesman of the Banner
Motor Company of Durham, was
drowned, and E. L. Morris, alto of
Durham, narrowly escaped death last
Sunday afternoon when a boat they
were rowing capsized on Loch Lily,
five miles from Roxboro. In the boat
at the time was (S. L. Reed, who escaped
by swimming to shore.
Sunday afternoon the party of Durham
men, with their wives, came to
Roxboro to spend the afternoon at the
Ierice. They engaged a boat and were
rowing toward the middle of the lake
je- when the accident occurred. The men
were thrown into the water and the
struggle for life began. Mr. Rfeed was
apparently the only one of the three
who could swim. When the boat first
turned over, he made an effort to rescue
Mr. Wrenn, bijt not being an expert
swimmer, he had to make for
the shore without his drowning companion.
Mr. Wrenn went under the
water twice, and failed to come up
the third time. After thirty or forty
?t? minutes,--the body was recovered by
searchers with the aid of an improvised
grappling hook. Life was already
extinct, and the body was taken to
Durham for burial.
Mr. Morris owes his life to the excellent
work done by young Claude
Hull, son of Dr. and Mrs. Marcus
Hull of Durham. Hull, who is only"
16 years of age but an excellent swimmer,
was attending a houseparty at
the lake, and was standing near the
water attired in a bathing suit when
his attention was called to the capsized
boat. Without a moment's hesitation
he jumped into the water, and
after a short struggle,, succeeded in
bringing Morris, safely to' land. Hull
has just completed the Boy Scout
course in life-saving, which stood
him in good stead, and his knowledge
of first aid for the drowning enabled
him to resuscitate Morris shortly after
reaching the shore.
The wives of two of the men were
witnesses of the tragedy, but standing
on the bank horror-stricken, they
were powerless to offer any assist
ance. Mr. Wrenn resided on Morris
Street in Durham, and is survived by
hie wife, his father and several brothen
to Durham Monday afternoon and
at last reports was showing satisfactory
progress toward recovery from
the shock. It is not thought by at'
tenoing physicians that he suffered
any serious injury.
Misses Clara and Dessie Long spent
Thursday night with Mrs. Claude
Mr. Emery Foushee spent Saturday
night with Mr. George Blackard.
Misses Louise Maynard of Durham,
and Emily Moore spent Saturday
night with Miss Odell Hamlin.
Miss Virginia Montague of Allensville,
spent last week with her aunt,
Mrs. S. G. Loy.
Miss Katye Harris is spending
sometime with her sister, Mrs. Will
. Crumpton.
Mrs. O. W. Sasser of Wilson, N. C.
is spending a few days with her moth.
er Mrs. T. E Wilkerson.
Miss Alma Moore is visiting her
aunt Mrs. Hubert Pearce of Richmond.
Mrs. S. B. Moore and children are
visiting her mother, Mrs. H. A.. Howard
of Yanceyville.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Foushee, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Foushee and children
and Miss Fred Williams spent
the week end in the eastern part of
the state, visiting Mr. Ned Noell.
Miss Vera Lunsford, who has been
confined to her room for sometime
Is better.
Mr. and. Mrs. Dameron Long spent
Sanday with Mr. and Mrs. Claude
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Beginning next Sunday morning
the pastor. Rev. N. J. Todd, will hold
-dwleies twice daily at Rethel Hill
Baptist church. On Sunday the Laymens'
Federation of Durham will con^
duct both services. 11 o'clock A. M.
and 2:80 P. M. The public'is cordially 'atten? all of these services.
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My Alabaster Box.
David, Who was a man after God's
own heart, called together the great
assembly of the people and said, "Who
' then olTereth willingly to fill his hand
[this day unto Jehovah?"
i Jesus Christ one day entered the
temple and sat down over against the|
treasury, and he saw a certain poort
widow casting in thither two mites, >
and he said. "Of a truth 1 say unto;
you, this poor widow cast in more
than they all. She of her want did cast
in all that she had."
When we think of an alabaster box
a picture comes before our eyes of
a scene in Bethany centuries ago,
fragrant and precious, and Jesus said
that wherever his gospel should be
preached the story would be told ns
a memorial of Mary who, against the.
day of his burial, broke the alabastei
box that His feet might be anointed
i with pure nard, very precious. How
I could Jesus commend the gifts of
jthese two women? We know that
jGod cares for the sparrows and sureily
Ho would not allow the widow to
be left penniless, surely He would |
not have any extravagance. Jesus
knew that He was to give His all indeed,
His very life on the cross?
sacrifice setting forth sacrifice. Therefore
to cultivate a similar spirit of
love and sacrifice in our united efforts
for our 75 Million Campaign the
Southern Baptist has furnished these
boxes and a supply has been sent to.
W. M; If. headquarters in each state.
Order as many as your members will
take from Biblical Recorder Building,
Raleigh, W. M. U. Headquarters, distribute
and begin good hard lessons
in self denial and real sacrifice. Women,
are you planning to buy a new,
hat or dress ? Could you not, by good j
management, manage that hat and
dress a few dollars cheper? A more
feeling sacrifice would be, "D I really that dress, could T 'not possibly
do without it? Couldn't I wear,
my old hat and drop $5.0(1 in my alabaster
box and 10; 15 or $25 the price,
of that dress. O, dear sisters, have'
we ever REALLY sacrificed ? Think!
of the things we do and have that we
could so easily do without. Visits to
-the movies, a box of candy, a pair,
of silk hose or gloves, a week-end
trip gasoline for a longer ride per-j
fume, fine underwear, soft drinks,
! ana ice cream at me I if UK' siore. Ana
I so we could go on and on. It is appalling
the money we waste. Do with-(
out, drop the money into your box
and see how heavy it will get for the
Lord in so short a time.
The richest treasure of all is to
know with David that "All things
come of Thee, O God and of thine own
| have we given thee." if every one
I of the three million Southern Baptists!
! would give each day during these ]
five months before our campaign j
closes, Dec. jSlst, at least two cents
a day the offering would-be $9,180,000.
Or perhaps you can manage to put
into your box each month one-fifth
Of your months salary or allowance,
or perhaps you have paid your pledge,
but the scripture says "Bear ye one
anothers burdens,"?your box could]
be used to pay the pledge of some'
dear friend of yours who has not been
able to pay her pledge. Has a member
of your family died with their
pledge' unpaid? Pay that debt of honor
along with the rest of their debts
for it is just as important and as
binding as any debts. One of our aged
Baptist ministers died two years ago
after serving his Lord preaching for
SO years. His widow paid her 75 Million
pledge the first debt and it was
paid out of money sent her by our
Ministers Relief Fund, one of the imI
portant objects of the seven great
I objects helped by the 75 Million. Ifi
your dead loved ones could speak to
you this day they would implore you
to pay their pledges.
Let your box pour forth ointment
very precious and the richest bless*inga
will follow in your own soul and
overflow into the souls and lives of
your brothers and sister*.?>W.
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Mrs. Walter'"Walker, of Roxboro,
a patient in Watts hospital for the
i past four weeks, died there Monday
evening. The body will be taken back
to- Roxboro for burial. Funeral arrangements,
however, have not be*n
made,?Durham Herald. ?
Charlotte, July 29.?The collision i.
between a passenger car and a i,
freight train on the Piedmont and (
Northern Electric railroad near here
today which injured 15 persons, severa!
of them seriously and throe prob- (
ably fatally, was attributed tonight ,
to confusion of orders on the part of j
trainmen, according to officials of the ,
road, though they said they could not .
complete their investigation of the1,
accident until the trainmen injured .
in the wreck recovered sufficiently to
be questioned.
Most of the injured were :n hospital;.
here tonight, though two or
three only slightly injured, left tlje .
hospitals this afternoon far ho ne. All ]
were rushed to hospitals immediately
following the crash, which occurred ,
about two mile-, from Chariott \ when ,
the passenger car going to G sstonia,
crashed head-on into the electric locomotive
of the freight train, coming
toward Charlotte. The accident
occurred on a slight curve. The pas- ,
senger car was smashed in by the
impact of the freight train.
The United State Civil Service^
Commission announces that an open, 1
competitive examination will be held
at Roxboro on Saturday August 9th, i
for the position of clerk in the post- j
office at Roxboro. Clerks in first and
second class offices are paid salaries
ranging from $1400 to $1800 per
year, with annual promotion if warranted.
Any, one desiring to take this ex-.,
amination may secure the proper application
blank from the Secretary, gf
the Local Board of Civil Service Examiners
at the postoffice at Roxboro,
N. C.
Raleigh, July 29.?Sheriff Charley-1
L. Johnson, of Nash County, thisj
morning found a blood-smeared shot-'
gun at the home of Cheatham Evans, j
negro who was arrested near Hollis-j
ter yesterday in connection with the.,
death of Arthur L. Juynei, Iluilislei taxi
driver, who was brought to Raleigh
under guard of a detachment of
national guards following' threats by
a mob of lynching, according to information
obtained this afternoon by!
the Associated Press over long distance
The shotgun it was stated, is be- j
ing brought to, Rhleigh for a com-j
parison of fingerprints said to be weH;
preserved in the dried blood smears j
on the. gun with the finger-print' re
cords of"Eva?fs at the state prison, I
Joyner was shot three times, his |
body being horribly multilated by the|
small shot. Besides a wound in Joyner's
back, his chin and mouth were
partially shot away.
Funeral services Were held this
morning for Joyner, attended by
hundreds of people from all over the
county. The body was carried toi
Nashvijle 24 miles away, for burial.,
Joyner leaves a widow and five
The taxes for 1923 are past dac
and I sincerely trust you will come
in and settle same and save trouble
and cost.
All B and C license taxes are due
and if not paid before the first day:
of August will have penalty of 20
per cent added. This penalty is mandatory
and I will have to add it to
the license tax. Please give this your
immediate attention.
* J. Melvin Long, Sheriff.
Mr. li P. McLendon will address
a meeting of citizens of the Hurdle
Mills section on Friday' night at 8
o'clock, August 1st. Mr. McLendon is
thproughly familiar with school problems,
and those who are opposed to
the bond election to l>e held August
2nd are especially urged to be .present
to hear what he has to say radios
are also cordially-invited to attend~Utie?
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t, Wednesday Evening Ju
Mr. Editor:
After reading Rambling Off the ^
Road and Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
I think they are the moat sensible
articles I ever read on those subjects,
and also the most truthful. I
want to cost in my little mite on the t(
subject of illiteracy for your inspec- ti
tion. I have been much worried over t<
this for a long time. I have several tl
:hildren that are almost illiterate, and! e:
the only way I can see to remedy that j P
deplorable condition is to remedy the e<
tan so?isn't poverty .more the cause' ic
than anything alse. While the Dur- Is
lam editor ia rambling off the road V
wouldn't you like to take a ramble B
with him and both of you go down r
through "the valley of poverty where a
some beautiful flowers grow without
:ultivation, and usually begin wilting
Wffore they mature. Now, just whatjh
Ls the cause nf this novertv? Some h
nf the men you see are sturdy and ti
hard working and have wives that are^ B
tight-headed and light-hearted and w
wasteful, and some m$n just don't, ti
seem to care, just so they are having,
what they call a good time, and some' B
try to live beyond their means, and C
some are handicapped without an ed- j J
ucation, some one thing and some.C
mother. I knew one brave girl that u
lived there. She would laugh and say &
poor people saw a hard time, said I
they ate the worst and wore the B
Worst; went to bed last and got up S
first. But since that time that girl 11
has climbed tjie rounds to right much B
fame and fortune. [ 8
' I will now probably show my ig-jC
iterance by telling you what I think" t
the beat remedy for this state of af-11
fairs: If one third of.the tax money!
were donated to the poor and some j
worthy far seeing man in every tawn-| B
ship was paid a good living salary .to j P
distribute this money where it was; h
moat needed and given power to h
bring to justice all that did not make P
g?qd tue of their money, and all such P
abits. such is filth and latiness, h
carelessness, and anything which pro- B
duces unhappiness and poverty I;?
think there would be less need of J
jails and asylums in time to come.!? ?
From Roxboro. '
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"MistnlfA* will rw?piir in tlifi Kpsf ?
regulated families." This is a com- v
forting old adage. In making out the '
list of pupils who stood the county '
7th grade examination it is almost js
impossible not to make some mis-j1
takes. So I have been prepared to J
hear from some one who was left out..'
The first to ask why his name did not, ?
appear was John Owen of Bethel Hill,
High School. He did pass the examination
but in making out the'list his,0
name was overlooked. It gives me,1
great pleasure to make this correction I
for I would not even unwittingly do c
any one injustice. If there are any Ic
others who have been overlooked I e
Will be glad to make the necessary, *
Mrs.-<&. A. Beam.
The Agricultural classes accom- 7
panied by the agricultural teacher of r
the Bethel Hill High School left Mon- j r
day July 28th for Natura^ Bridge, in \1
Virginia, where they will spend sev-j i
eral days in camp. The boys will spend1 c
their time climbing mountains, swim- 1
ming, playing ball and other games, j 1
They will probably also visit some s
places of agricultural interest before v
returning home. c
The following boys are making the 1
trip: RSufHn Woody, Edward Pulley, !c
Herbert Montague, Crowder Rober-' c
son, John Clayton, William Pulley, s
Bryan Bos well, Mason Murray, John I
Long, Newton Day, Ollie Russell, t
Georgia Clayton George Wilburn, v
naywoon Bailey, w. K. Uay, Jack 1
Bailey, William Montague and Ber- \
nice Wrenn. (
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Mrs. P. P. Wilson and son BUlie, c
and her sister Mrs. W. S. Poole of ]
Fayetteville passed through our town' <
en route to their parents, Mr. and t
Mrs. O. J. VanHook, of near Hurdle
Mills, fur a mouth's visit, after which they
expect to -be joined by their husbands
and visit the mountains in ]
Western North Carolina before re -I
turning to their homes in Fayette- j
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ily 30th, 1924
Miss Clara Harris delightfully ensrtained
in honor of Miss Mary iFossr
of Richmond, Va. on Tuesday afsrnoon.
Three tables were placed for
w game of Bridge and many intorsting
games were enjoyed. Misses
oily Walker and Helen Harris servi
a most delicious salad course with
:e tea to the following: Misses Laura
lewton, Louise Stalvey, Isabel delaming,
Louise Thompson, Annie
lurch, Mary Harris, Eglantine Meritt.
May Willson, Elizabeth Noell
nd Mrs. W. S. Clary," Jr.
Mrs. J. T, Blanks entertained in
onor_sf Jfrs. John Snipes of Dur- ,
am on Saturday afternoon. Five ,
sbles were placed for the Rame of ^
loston Rook and many progressions t
'ere played. The house was very at- j
ractive with summer flowers. Punch
as served to the guests by Mr?. T. W.
ass, Miss Martha Lee Bass and Mrs.
wen Pass. The hostess assisted by
Irs. R. H. Oakley and Mrs. W. E.
larver, served a delightful ice course
rith salted nuts. Those present were: ^
lesdames W. E. Carver, John Snipes,
."O. Wilkerson, J. D. K. Richmond. '
!. E. Thomas, B. A. Thaxton, Baxter (
langum, W. S. Clary, Jr., L. C (
(radsher, Preston Satterfield, H. W. (
Jewell. Frank Wilson, Frank How- (
rd, W. T. Pass, .Connor Merritt, T. j
!. Bradsher and Misses Ruth Newdn.
Bertha ClSyton, Ethel Newton, j
'erry of Va., Elizabeth Noell. ,
On Saturday evening Mrs. W. T.
K>ng entertained at a Boston Rook
ar(y. The living, dining room and
all were lovely with alt colors of
eautiful flowers. Boston Rook was
layed at seven tables and many in- ,
eresting games were enjoyed. The (
.ostess assisted by Mrs. W. C. Wat- ,
ins and Miss Mary Jone Long serv- ,
d a delicious ice course. Those cn- )
dying Mrs. Long's hospitality were: ,
lesdames W. D. Merritt, J. W. Noell, >
1 A. Long, E. G. Long, R. J. Teague, ,
V. S. Clary, Jr., W. C. Watkins, Jarl .
lowers of Washington, N. C? E. P. ,
)unlap, B. A. Thaxton, H. W. New11,
W. T. Pass, A. S. deVlaming, Edvin
Bberman, J. D. K. Richmond. .
'reston Satterfield, H. S. Morton, L. (
if. Carlton, G. W. Thomas, T. C. Brad- .
her, E. E. Thomas, W, R. Woody |
ind Mi .K'O? May WilUon, -?Ionise rhompson,
Mary Foster of Richmond,
ilary Harris, Isabel deVlaming and (
Elizabeth Noell. .
Friday afternoon Littk* Miss Dor-i
ithy Warren entertained about tweny
of her little friends at a birthday
>arty. Games were played and a most
njoyable afternoon spent, at the
lose of which the guests were invitd
into the dining room, where the
lirthday cake with its bravely shinng
six candles was decorating the
enter of the table, around which the
ittle folks gathered and served to ice
ream, cake and candy. Many gifts
vere brought the hostess.
Mrs. T. C. Bradsher entertained
rhursday morning at a delightful
ook party in honor of her attractive
elative, Mrs. Hugh Hackney of Okahoma
City. The punch bowl, pretty
n its color scheme and decorations
if gold and green, was presided over
ly Mesdaraes DeWitt Ledbetter and
V. E. Carver. Summer flowers were
irranged in the rooms, where tables
vere placed for the players, score
ards having been passed by dainty
ittle Annette Cushwa. .At the close
if many interesting games, a deli
ious salad coarse, with ice tea wasj
erved by the hostess assisted by Mi-'. j
1>. M. Spencer. Attractive favoft/jgj
he form of minature umbrelaa 6U?J
vith mints were given the gndsts, j
fhose present for this enjoyable party |
veTe Mesdames W. D. Merritt, L. M.!
'arlton, Edwin Eberman, T. B. Woody,'
I V. Blanks, John Snipes of Durham,
1; R. Warren, W. T. Long, I. O.
Vilkcrson E. E. Thomaa, V. O. Hertv
g ^l"v, Jr.. and Misses
!up and Edna Bradsher, Ethel and
lath Newton Bertha Clayton, Lucy
llevers of Somerset, Ky., and Elizaieth'
Mesdames W. C. Watkins^ Jarl
Jowera.'W. S. Clary, Jr., and Misses
inn Watklns spent Wednesday .at'
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No. 31
A representative of the- State Detriment
of Child Welfare visited
toxboro <? few days ago to look over
he work of this department. He says
to haa visited about 200 cotton mills
ind finds that the Roxboro mills an
he best equipped of all of them to
ake care of the health of the emiloyees.
These are the only mills he
las found equipped with machinery
o keep down the lint. He was greaty
delighted to find the mills so clean
ind well kept. He deeply appreciates
he hearty co-operation of Supt. J. W.
lllgood and the mill-workers who
ameatly desire to comply with the
hild-labor laws. This visitor was Mr.
?lyde F. Farley of Raleigh. It is liksy
that Mr. E. F. Carver, head of the
lepartment will visit us soon. He
vas with us a few months ago and
xpressed much pleasure in his visit
ind promised to come again soon.
[ his is a crest woYk and we are glad >
hat he thinks it is in such (rood
J. A. Beam.
Application will be made to the
Governor of North Carolina for the
>ardon of John Long,'convicted at the
Tanuary Term 1924 of the Superior
?ourt of Person County for the crime
>f having in his possession spiritu>us
liquors for the purpose of sale
ind sentenced to the roads of Dttrlam
County for a term of one-year.
All persons who opijose the grantng
of said pardon are invited to forward
their protest to the Governor
vithout delay. _
This the 28th day of July, 1924.
The young people of Bock Grove
:orran unity are very much enthused V,
jver the progress of the B. X. P. U.
jf Rock Grove Church, which was re- __
:ently organized. Our success in a
large measure is due to our active,
iflScient and energetic president, Miss
Mary Riley. Each officer has given
hViaaiv nan. Waei U?ln -*
>uv.. .??J UCOK uci|i luaiiv it K'J,
?nd with the co-operation of all we
are going over the top.
The first business meeting was
held Tuesday evening, July 22nd, at
the home of the president. The offi:ers
proved theic-ipyalty and, readiness
to make the" Union one of the best
by being 100 per cent present.
A special piogiain was planned for ?
Sunday evening August 17th. The
jfticRrs of the Union are to be installed
by the church, and the public
is cordially invited. Everybody is also
welcome at the regular meetings
held each Sunday at 5 P. M.
A great B. Y. P. U. meeting Aug.
24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, Miss Farabow
and Mr. Perry Morgan will be at the
Baptist church in Roxboro. and we
urge the people of the other churches
in the Beulah Association t^ meet
with us during these four days. The
Roxboro people will entertain you
while here. You must not miss this
great meeting. Watch for the program.
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The following names have been
drawn for the jury for the August
term which will meet on AugU3t 4th,
1924: C. E. Wlnstead, Jr., L. P. Woody,
S. P. Gentry, Geo-C: Foushee, J. Andrew
Day, S. Y. Wrenn, K. L. Street,
W. Elex Wvmn P w or or
Satterfield, E. D. Morton, I. G. Stephens,
B. V. Riggs, W. H. Walls, John
Holsomback, J. Ramond Bradsher,
Walter Bradsher, D. S. Long, B. E.
Mitchell, John W. Montague, Zadoc
Slaughter, E. J. Clayton, E. M. Wells,
J. M. Brewer, J. M. Burton, J. N.
Rogers, J. T. Newton, O. B. MeBroom,
E. S. Hill, L. D. Allen, W. T. Carver.
R. A. Hester, J. G. Oakley, Walter G.
Clayton, L. P. Duncan, C. L. Brooks.
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Joe Imen, Jess Tapp, negro, being the 41
only case on docket this week, were
on charge of affray, bound over to
Superior Court under bond of $50
"tfb " /' ' -jjfll
Misses Bertha Clayton, Catherine
Wins lead andlittle Mary Brooks spent 9
the day in Burlington last Wednes^
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