North Carolina Newspapers

    Advertisers Will Find Our Col
umns a Latchkey ta Over 1600
Homes of Martin Comity.
Feature Nights At
Firemen's Circus
Program Tonight and
Tomorrow to be Best
Yet Presented
Since the opening Monday night,
the volunteer firemen's indoor circua
I*B added to its program until k has
worked itself up to a very creditable
position. Of course it ia limited in
certain respects, but for the admis
aion charged the show has otfered
everything within reason. There is an
absence of gambling devices which
appears to make the ahow small, but
lint tfsaaideration is given every
J ffcwe of the circua it is to be judged
taod. At least that is the opinion
of many who have seen indoor circuses
at other places.
Sareral of the circus acts measure
up and go ahead of acts staged in
the big city theaters. The Mansfields
have offered a tyM of acts that one
generally fail* to Jee even in the big
theaters of the country. With his two
children, Miss June and Master
Frank, he has pleased a large au
disnse each night with his several
•eta. Tka Charleston contests for the
P*st three nights have met with much
success in that they delighted all
those who could even as much get a
dim view of the stage. Other free acta
have been good also. Tomorrow night
will see a continuation of them.
Tonight the old fiddlers from thia
and other counties will appear with
their instrument to bring back a few
of the tunes that have been wrapped
up by the present-day jass music.
Just how the performance will turn
out no one knows, but it ia safe to
say it will be good and that the fid
dlers will have a large and appreci
ative audience.
Tomorrow night the last game of
the tournament will be played with
Jamesville and Everetts doing battle
for the silver loving cup. The program
will continue in full swing until mid
night, when the circus closes.
Last night saw the largest crowd
•f the week here, the dance being the
main drawing card. And while the
colored Charleston contest was a aide
issue, it was thoroughly enjoyed by
the crowd. William Slade, with his
difficult steps, won first prise, while
tfie second and third went to Larry
Johnson and Willie Wright.
The attendance has held up well
during the week, and the basketball
game between Everetts and James
vill is expected to attract one of the
lurgaat of the week. These same two
teams will play again tomorrow niglt
but under different groupings.
Children's Charleston
Contest Very Popular
With seven competing in the Char
leston contest at the indoor circus here
last Tuesday night, Misses Eloise Cook
Gwen WatU and Carrie E. Williams
won. The first prise went to little
Miss Cook, while the other two win
ners received half the sum made
when the second and third caah prises
were added together.
Wednesday night there were five
competing for the prises in the Char
leston contest. The dancing of all
was good, and a motion was carried
to award the three prises evenly a
mong Misses Eloise Cook, Julia Watts
Carrie Williams, and Z. Hardy Rose
and Billy Watts.
Town Commissioners in
• Special Session Monday
The Board of Town Commissioners
will meet in a special session next
Monday night in ti»e Mayor's office at
7:80 o'clock.
Several matters carried over from
the regular meeting last Monday
will come up for consideration.
"Sweet Daddies"
George Sidney, Charlie Murray,
and Vera Gordon
Bob Caster in
"The Border Whirl
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Also Serial and
Comedy. ,:
Always a Good Show
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' Time to Begin
Planning Your
■ Spring Garden
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» Advisable for the Farm
j! Family to be as Self
„ Sustaining as Can
y l Home Denmonatartion Agent
d; Now is the time to begin planting
n and planning for the spring garden,
s | The vegetable garden can be made
: one of our most vwluable farm assets,
e but in many placea, it has been wholly j
n neglected. The existing agricultural j
s; conditions have made it advisable for
e the farm family to be as nearly self- j
( sustaining as possible, nothing else
a' contributes so much to this end as a
r productive farm garden.
■ | The money value of the garden,
,|: however, is but one of it* important
e features. The preservation of the
h ' health of the family in the greatest (
ll' of all the benefits.
a Vegetables furnish certain food,
s substances minerals, vtiamins and |
t roughage which are essential to the,
1 growth and health of the individual.
■ The aim of the good gardener is to
n have vegetables all the year round,"
v but the ordinary garden receives at-j
i ttntion in the spring only; the table
!.' is well supplied with fivsh vegetables
[) during the summer months, but in the
9 fell, winter and early spring, too i i
. many of our families do not have the
. J fresh vegetables so essential in their i
i daily diet.
(| Many gardens are too large—too )
I many seeds of a vegetable are plant
, cd at one time resulting in waste. To
, keep an adequate supply during the
. year, there should be several plant
ings at successive dates.
j Successive planting requires much
leas space in s garden than the old
method of "making garden" in the
spring of the year.
What is said of the farm garden
would be applicable to the town gar
den, for many times the supply of
fresh vegetables on our markets is
not sufficient for our needs,
j Begin now and plan for a year
j round garden.
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J Bishops' Crusader is
t Coming to Williamston
Beginning Monday, February 21st, 1
there will be a week of special serv
ices in the Episcopal Church. The
' liev. W. C? Halleck, rector of St.
j John's Church, Wilmington, N. C-, will i
.I be the Crusader. Mr. Halleck has
> | been selected to carry the crusade to
t • V.'illiamaton because of his ability as
II a forceful speaker. All over the
, Uni'.ed States bishops, priests, and
.! laymen are going out on the Bishops'
t Crusade carrying the messages of tha I
i essential Gospel, of Christ. Without
sensation or hysteria they are pre
> senting the Christ way as the way,
. the truth, and the life for mankind.
| Further announcements as to the i
I hours of service, etc., will be made in ]
. this paper next week.
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Mission Study Class at j!
the Methodist Church i 1
M- -H
A mission study class will be held j 1
at the Methodist church next week
on Monday, Wednesday and Thurs- 
1 day nights at 7:30 o'clock. The book 1
' to be studied is entitled, "Yet An
' other Day in Missions." AH the peo- 1
pie in the community who are inter
' ested in this study are cordially in
' vited to attend.
We are very grateful to the various
church people of the community for
their cooperation in every branch ofl
the church work, especially on last
Sunday night Since there wil| be no'
service at the Methodist church, Sun- !
day, we hope that our people will re
turn the same courtesy.
The public of Hamilton is cordially '
invited to attend our services ihere '
Sunday both at if £ m. and 7:80 p.
• T. W. LEE, Pastor.
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CoL H. C. Bragaw Kills !
Self Accidentally
Col. Henry C. Bragaw, of Wash- 1
ington, accidentally shot himself
yesterday while cleaning his gun, the
load entering his side near his hip >
and ranged upward, death resulting i
almost instantly. Mr, Bragaw was i
preparing for a hunt, telling his in- 
valid son that he was going to ItD) a •]
bird for him. i
He was a brother of Judge S. C. I
Bragaw, and had two other brothers 
and one sister. He also leaves a
widow and six children. 1
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Williaraeton, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, February 11,1927
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Dr. Poteat Here
Next Sunday
Dr. Wm. Louis Poteat, Presi
dent of Wake Forest College,
will speak in the Baptist Church
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
The geenral public is invited I
to this service.-
At this regular service an
nouncement will be made as to
the evening service.
Those wishing to hear Dr.
Poteat will have the opportun
ity only in the morning, for he
will return to his home Sudijr
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Exposition at
Rocky Mount
April 4 to 8
i Famous Weidemyer Or
chetsra Booked for
the Entire Week
Eastern Carolina music lovers will
!>e delighted to read the announcement
Mutt the famous Weidemyer orchestra
has been secured for the entire week
of the Eastern Carolina Exposition
io be held at Rocky Mount, April
, 4 to 8. In making the announcement
1 Friday the management said that the
I exposition officials had been importun
! Ed every year to get this orchestra.
' There will be ten pieces in the ag
gregation anil with the special num
bers that the orchestra carries, the
afternoon and evening programs wfT)
be worth all the admission charge at
the door, if there were nothing else. \
according to those who have heard
this wonderful organization of musi- 1
cians play.
A Week of Artist^
Not itf a long time, if ever, hasj
Eastern Carolina had so many real |
artists in one week, as the exposftion, 1
has booked for this exposition. Open-,
ing Momlay night, the world's great-.'
est tenor, Giovanni Martinelli, the.
only possible successor to Caruso,'
they say, will be the headliner; Tues
day night the famous soprano, Miss
Luella Melius, who is the highest
priced woman singer, the exposition
has ever booked; the artist who re
ceived an ovation in Chicago recently,
that has been given to but two other
artists within twenty-five years, will
1 .old forth; with Weidemyer's ag
gregation of artists for every after
noon and every night, together with
our qjvn Eastern Carolina talent,
Eastern Carolinians are in for a week
of real edification. The office in Kins
{on is buisly engaged now getting all
details worked out for staging this big
ptoram, which will open two months
from next Monday.
The Week's Work of the
Legislature, in Short
The Legislature is getting very
busy; so far it has done no big things.
But realising the fact that they are
bound to pass some kind of a law
t-> tax the folks it is now studying
hard to fix a law that will bring the 1
most money with the least money. I
They are working over the appiopri- 1
ation budget -and fixing a revenue
The Haywood health bill was killed.
At the present time they are killing
the Pool Anti-evolution bill. The bill
which will require a lighted candle to
be tied to every horse's tail that j
goes on the road at night is about to j
be passed.
Then the body is preparing for more
und better judges and have them paid
nu>re money.
A bill to pay Confederate soldiers
and .their widows larger pensions has
been reported as favorable.
A bill has passed the House mak
ing '"Hie Old North State" the official
State song. I
Reduce Electric Light
and Power Charges
The Town of Plymouth has recent
Jy reduced the charges for electric
current from 20 cents to 15 cents per
kilowatt and reduced the motor charge
to 5 cents per kilowatt.
For a number of years, Plymouth i
has had a higher rate for electricity j
than any town in this section and its
people refused to be charged a rate
so much out of line with the one
charged by other towns its
*r>The fiddlers convention announced
to take place at the Jamesville school
next Friday is attractntg a great deal
cf attention in that part of the county.
Reports from those in charge 'ef the
arrangements for the contest hold that
the entire coraunity is much interest
ed and that a big time is assured.
The proceeds go to # the atheltic
fund of the school.
Plan Library
i Parents-Teachers and
Woman's Club to Un
dertake Project
Itobersonville, Feb. 10.—(Special to
The Enterprise.)— Members of the
woman's club and parcnt-teachets as
sociation met in joint session on
Tuesday afternoon, February 8, at the
school building to initiate a project
looking toward the development and
maintenance of a public library.
Previous to the business session the
music department of the woman's
club gave the choral, number, "Winter
Mrs. V. A. Ward, presiding, intro
duced Miss Mar*. Flournoy, field
worker of the Stat* library Commis
, sion, who pleasingly addressed the)
body. Among her introductory re
| marks she gave the rank of North
' Carolina as a read .jx State. In this
lirstance, she stated that we can not
even "Thank God for South Caro
lina," as North Carolina stand i at the
bottom of the list. She very utrong
tjTy emphasized the value of books as
,; a social cultural, and recreational as
| ; sot. Very good suggestions were
, | given as to the possibility of various
i j types, either the public library or the
. j combination of public and school II
,! brary to meet the needs of both. She
| recommended the latter as being more
practical for Robersonville, at least
jat present. Whereas the school li
| brary is lacking in standafd equip- 1
; I ment, she suggested that future ad
] ditions of furniture meet standard re
i quirements, so that eventually the
J equipment would be adequate. As an
I immediate step toward the proposed (
! improvement the following library 1
i committee was appointed: Me.sdames
| W. H. Gray, V. A. Ward, N. C. Ever-
I ett, and Miss Eva Peel. Mr. G. H.
j Cox proposed a plan by which the
II ways and means committee might
iraise funds for the library lie offered
free to the library cause one-half of
each subscription.reeved. This of
fer was prompted as an expression of
his interest in such a movement and
was heartily endorsed by the chair.
Mrs. C. A. Roberson, chairman of
the American Home Department of
the club, brought* to the attention of '
the members the possibilities of hav
ing an institute conducted by Mrs.
Anna Grimes, a State home economics
expert. Mrs. RobeTson highly recom
mended her, having known her per
sonally and having observed her high
- standard of instruc* ion. She assured
the club that practical bene'ttts might
j be derived from sttoh an institute as
Mrs. Grimes presented her courses on
a workable basis. However, should
tht club decide to secure Mrs. Grimes
' she would be unable to fill an engage-
I ment earlier than next fall, as her j
; time is fully scheduled until that date, j
It" is hoped that the joint meeting
| of those active organizations will tend j
to carry out the movements initiated !
Hamilton l*rogram
of Bishops' Crusade
1 The St. Martin's Episcopal Church
til Hamilton begins its Bishops' Cru
sade meetings February 21 and will
continue them through the 27th. Rev.
C. E. Williams will be in charge of
the daily services. Bible study and
conferences will be held each day at
11a. m. On Wednesday and Friday
i young peoples' services .will be held
' at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
The public is cordially invited to
attend all the services.
Special Communication
Conoho Chapter No. 12
There will be a special communica- j
j tion of Conoho Chapter, No. 12 Royal
. Arch Masons, Wednesday evening,'
February 16th at 7:46 o'clock for
I work in the Royal Arch degree. The
Washington team will be with us and
I hflp confer the work.
Refreshments will be served after
the work. All companions are urged
, j -to be present.
By order of N. C. Green, H. P.
N. K. HARRISON, Secretary. |
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By "X"
In the brief accbunt given in Acts
6:1-7 we have the history of the or-,
ganization of the first board of lay
This organization grew out of the
division of labor in the Church of
Jesus Christ. At that particular
period, just as-in _ other periods, those
who had been peculiarly chosen as
ministers of the Word were attempt
ing to administer everything in con
nection with the church and naturally
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Plan Attempt to Reinstate
King Cotton on His Throne
Attempts to reinstate "King
Cotton" were'made at a meeting J
of the Robersonville Book Lover's
Club this week when a commit
tee was appointed to undertake
the task of staging a cotton com
mencement at the school closing
there this spring.
The committee will ask the co
operation of the school and its
patrons in making the proposed
plans prove successful. Each girl
appearing in the music recital or
Recorder Has
Small Docket
Here Tuesday
Large Number of Peo
ple from all Sections
of County Attend
Few cases found their way to the
docket of Tuesday's recorder's court,
but. the hearings were attended by
large crowds* from all over the county, j
Charged wttft aiding and abetting'
the manufacturing of liquor, Pete
Brooks was found guilty of the charge
and was require dto pay SSO and the
ccsts of the case. Brooks came into
ci>urt and plead not guilty to the
Columbus Ward plead guilty to a
charge of simple assault. His plea
was accepted by Solicitor Horton for;
i the State. Judgment was suspended;
upon payment of the cost.
Pleading not guilty to the charge,
J Arthur Manning, of Edgecombe
County, was found guilty of driving
an automobile while intoxicated. He
was required to pay a fine of SSO and
cost of the action. His light to drive
a motor vehicle for four months was
revoked by Judge Bailey and 80 days
allowed -the defendant in which to
pay the fine and cost.
The case of Gainer Holliday, charg
ing him with assault with a deadly
weapon, was continued.
Bond was forfeited in the case of j
Tom Moore when he was called and i
foiled to appear in court., Moore's i
case came into court when he failed
to support his children.-
Ben Mason, charged with assault
with a deadly weapon, plead not!
guilty to the charge. In its findings
the court adjudged him not guilty.
Hamilton, Feb. 10.—.Mrs. F. L.
Gladstone entertained the members
of her bridge club last Tuesday even-l
ing at her home in honor of Mrs. T. j
B. Slade Jr's. birthday. Mrs. J. "P.)
Boyle made high score and received a 1
beautiful crepe de chine handkerchief
and powder puff.
A salad course was served after
which a beautifully decorated cake
was brought in lighted with candles
on a silver tray decorated with spring
flowers and ferns. Mrs. J." P. Boyle
and Miss Cornelia Ayers toasted Mrs.
Ouilding and Loan
Office Moved to Bank
The office of the Martin County j
Building and Loan association has
been moved to the Farmers and Mer
chants bank The books of the as
sociation will be open to receive pay- j
ments of shareholders on Saturdays |
and Mondays between the hours of
0:00 and 3:00 o'clock.
Cape Fear River to Be
Bridged at Wilmington
The Cape Fear river is to be bridg
ed at Wilmington according to a bill'
now before the Legislature authoriz
ing the State to issue a special series
of bonds in the sum of $1,250,000 for
the purpose of building the bridge.
The structure will be the most ex
pensive one ever undertaken by the
State Highway commission.
The bridge will carry-a toll charge
[ until the bonds are paid.
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division of
the Church
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there developed a sharp criticism x>f
the administration. , .
The Apostles were wise men in their
feneration. They called the congrega
tion together and made a clear state
ment of the situation and laid down
a principle which is incomparable in
its clear insight into the situation
presented and one that is applicable
U> any similar situation, past, pres
ent, or future, in the history of the
Christian Church.
(Continued on page four)
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other exercises will be asked to
wear a dress made of cotton ma
terial. Parents, teachers, and
pupils other thai? those appearing
in the exercises will be asked to
do their "bit."
The members and visitors pres
ent at the meetirfg were very
much Interested in the undertak
ing: and little opposition is expect
ed in carrying it over. The meet
ing was held with Mrs. C. D. Car
raway. *
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Mail Dividend
Checks Tuesday
While no official announce
ment has been made, it comes
from good authority lhat the
receiver of the defunct Peoples
bank will mail out a twenty
per cent dividend to its old de
positors Tuesday of next week.
Stenographers and clerks of
the receiver have been working \
several days at the task of de
tcrmininK the amount to be
mailed to each of the bank's
depositors, and tomorrow and
Monday will be required to net
the dividend ready for the post.
Ifeopsitors of the bank will do
the clerical force a favor not to •
j ask information about the divi
■j" deiul before that time.
Just what the dividend will
total in round (inures could not
be learned at noon today.
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Vanceboro Boy
Killed by Train
Watches Engine Wheels
(«rind Older Brother
to Sudden Death
Roy Moulding, a young man, of
\ Vanceboro was run down and ground
!to death Wednesday morning by a
| Norfolk Southern train, a few miles
north of Vanceboro.
Young Doubling and hislß-year
| old brother, Alton, were on their way
j t>) Washington to get flowers for the
j funeral of their older brother, Walter,
j whose body was on its way home.from
j Baltimore.
AltonNtays they could not see the
approaching tfain on account of box
I cars standing on the side track, and
| just as they reached the road the
| train struck their car. They were both
caught on the cow catcher and car
ried alomst two hundred yards and
before the train could stop he saw his
j brother fall off and disappear under
| the wheels of the engine. Alton tried
1 to catch and hold him but was un
able to reach him. The younger of the
two had one of his logs broken in two
places and suffered severe hurts in
the stomach, when first struck. now in a hospital in Wash
ington where he is suffering greatlJC,
'but 'is expected to recover.
The other two brothers were buried
at their old home, near (Jrifton,
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Baptist I'hilatheas
in Meeting Monday
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The regular monthly business and
' toc-ial meeting of the i'hilathea class
| of the Memorial Baptist Church was
I held Monday evening at the home of
Mrs. Herbert Cowan-.
Plans to raise money during 1927
I were discussed, after which the meet
ing adjourned and refreshments were
served. A social hour followed. There
were 20 fnembers present.
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' The Everetts Modern Woodmen will
hold their regular meeting Monday
night, February 14. All members of
the camp are urged to be present to
help plan for a big oyster supper in
the near future.
A (food program was enjoyed by
about 16 members at the last meet
ing of the camp.
Rev. C. 0. Pardo, rector.
Sunday, February 18, lt>27:
10:00 a. m.—Church School.
11:00 a. m.—Morning prayer and
i sermon.
3.30 p. m.—Holy Trinity Mission.
7.30 p. m—Evening prayer and ser
mon. -
Woman's Club Dance
Not to be Held Monday
The dance planned by the Womana'
lub for next Monday night ha- been
en'led off. Arrangements as to when
another dance will be ftetd hHvcr nor
been made at the present time.
Watch the La bo* Oa Your
Paper; It Carries the Date
Your Subscription Expires.
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W. 0. Saunders
Talks to Local
Kiwanis Club
World is Entering New
Cycle of Religion,
Says Speaker
Editor W. O. Saunders, of the Eliz
abeth City Independent, was the guest
of the Kiwanis Club at its luncheon
Wednesday. HI I had been invited-to
| address the meeting and quite a Jjirge
gathering of members and their
j friends were present.
Mr. Saunders chose his own sub-
I jeet, which was, perhaps the greatest
j subject that the world has or ever
will know. He was frank and honest
I with his hearers in that he stated that
j hi felt sure all the folks would not
agree with him, but that he would
I tight just as hard to preserve their
1 light tx> disagree with him as he
I would to assert his right to disagree
with them.
Mr. Saunders started off with the
N statement that th- world is entering
a new cycle of religion; that the re
ligion thait has served the world for
the past two milieniums is now obso
lete and that we would have to find
a new religion.
Continuing, he said that the en
lightenment of the past 100 years has
banished the old-time " fear:* under
which men moved and which was the
basis of their religion. This religion,
i ue" said, was borrowed from the
J-w.s, who in turn had borrowed it
from o her peoples; that the prophets
: were nothing more than 'the wisest of
| a semi-barbaric people ( who were mjye
f capable of leading than others and
| who were able to set up a m jre per
j feet code Of living; that the type of
j relir inn even at the time of-Christ
was that of master and slave.
He -.aid the id "a of one God was
I i'Ven the world about 1,700 years B.
jt ~ prior to which time there were
j various gods for various things.
That among the Jews was one
j Jesus, who had a bigger heart and a
broader conception than had previous-
I ly prevailed. This Jesus took His
from amdr.g the poor and
ignorant classes, where He "promised
them equality with kings, >:o far as
alvation of their souls was concerned.
Mr. Saunders said this religion has
served the world for 2,000 years,
first filling them with fear, and then
' with hope; but that it has now ful
filled its mission. With the advent of
the manufacture of paper and the
spreading of knowledge men have lost
I their fear and are no longer afraid of
hell—and do not believe in it. Fur
ther saying that the Bible has been
copied from, time to time and some
I' l« ft out while other parts added, and
tliiit there has not been a single orig
inal manuscript of the Bible in exist
ence for at least 1,500 years.
The civic clubs wire pointed to as
the outgrowth of the present genera
tion's blind groping to find a modern
and true religion.
According to the speaker, the world
I i.-. not satisfied with the old plan of
nidation; and we do not need relig
'j ion to save..our souls but to save our
Man knows not from whence h»
j came nor whither he goes, but will
doubtless be dead millions of years,
j Mi. Saunders says, and our problem
I is to make this the best of all worlds...
Further, we must abolish hatred and
intolerance; that we don't know what
truth is, and we scarcely know what
right is, but must leain through our
clubs and o her oi sanitations and
through contact with man to pull to
! gether. • I ~ T ~ .
Mrs. William Andrews
Dies in Robersonville
Mrs. William Andrews, of Roberson
ville, died at her home there Tuesday
night. The funeral was conducted by
I -Elder B. S. Cowing, her pastor. She
was buried in the Robersonville cem
Mrs. Andrews was the daughter of
James T. Grimes. She married William
Andrews who with geven children, the
youngest an infant! survives her.
The Service barbershop opened thto
Aeek in the Atlantic hotel after re
. pairs had been made to two of the
lower front rooms of the hotel.
I The John A. Manning Grocery com
pany will open tomorrow in tne buiia
| mg next to Anderson's store. :
The stotte naa undergone uoiapiaN
changes in thi last several days.
On account of unavoidable condi
tions, the Good Citixenship depart
ment did not meet Thursday as an
nounced, but will meet Monday
' February 14 at 4:00 p. m.
I ii
t Miss Mary Spruill of the Windaar
r-school faculty visited Misa Laey
Claire Ivey here laat night.

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