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VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 102
School Tardies
and Absences
Big Expense
314 Pupils Absent in the
Local Schools During
the Past Month
In a statement made by school of
ficials this morning the problem
caused by absences and tardies and
the effect on school work was clear
ly outlined.
The absentee-tardy problem is both
detrimental to the work of the teach
on and costly to taxpayers; besides
the child 'is missing so me of the most
important work done in school.
At 8:60 sharp in the local school,
five minutes after the morning bell
rings, each teacher checks up on her
presences and passes immediately to
the work of the first class. Oftentimes |
the teacher makes the assignment for
the following day; or she introduces'
the immediate lesson by necessary ex
planations. It takes about five minutes
for this. If three pupils are tardy,
coming in at different times, besides
interfering with the interest of the
class, it takes 16 minutes of the
teacher's time which is due the class.
To go back and explain or assign
again for each of the three puts her
behind fifteen minutes for the day.
The teacher must go bacjc and ex
plain for the benefit of those late
comers or they will get behind in their
work and grow to be constant sources
of trouble to the teacher, hindrance
to the class, and worry of parents,
for surely a chronic late-comer will
sooner or later fail in his work.
Besides worry over a child's fail
ure in school, which is not infre
quently caused by the child's late
coming and his being absent, the
parents pay for something that is
never delivered. TVe schooling that is
provided at no little cost is run with
the absent or tardy child not getting
the benefit. Hera are the facta as
th* exist in Williams ton.
Not counting interest on bonds, the
depreciation of school plant, nor the 1
annual cost of repairs to the building,'
the cost of running the school is ap-j
proximately SI6OO per month. This
includes teachers' salaries, fuel, jani
torial service and miscellaneous items.
For each of the 20 days in the school
month this means SBO. expense. This
means approximately 20 cents per
day for each of the 426 pupils en
rolled. Last month there were 314
absences which amounts to $62.80. 1
These pupils failed to get the benefit
of that 162.80 which came from the
pockets of taxpayers. Each tardy fe
valued from every angle to be one
half as costly as one absence. It dis
turbances and costs of teachers' time
could be computed in dollars and
cento, tardies no doubt would be
more costly than this. Then tan cents
for each of 346, tardies in W. H. S.
lust month means a monetary loss of
$34.60, bringing the cost of both tar
dies and absences up to the large
sum of $97.30.
What this $97.30, if rightly used,
would mean to the pupils of William
• ston can't be determined. Doubtless,
if the number of tardies and absences
was cut about 96 par cent, there would
be on the part of those who come late
now greater interest in this work and
fewer failures at the end of school'
Teachers would have more time for
individual work, pupils would get
what has been provided for them by
the taxpayers, and a more unified
purpose and more definite accomplish
ments would be the results.
Club Dance Here
Next Monday Night
The Woman's club's third dance will
be given next Monday night in the
club hall from 9 to 12. The Robereon
ville orehestia with Mrs. W. B. Watts
at the piano will furnish the music.
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THE ENTERPRISE
One-Half of Town Taxes
Collected To
; 2 Months To Collect Rest
i »
i Small Loss Incurred in
the Collection of the
Town's light Bills
Taxes paid in by property holders
i in the town during this week ha« car- i
I ried the amount collected to over one
• half the total or slightly over $lB,-
000.40. A ten months' period has been
, used to ccllect that amount, and there
. remain only two moaths in which to
, complete the task. No information
: could be had from the treasurer's of
fice this morning relative to the pros
pacts of collecting the outstan#gg
| sum. It was stated .however, that
. when the first of May came, the time
for advertising all delinquents, the
| administration would be forced to re
j sort to the process provided by law
I in those cases where the taxes re
main unpaid.
At a meeting of the ooard of com-j
missioners several months ago the J
budget was prepared for tho year,
j Basinjf its action on the budget's;
figures local taxes were reduced by!
the board, but it was clearly seen that'
a 100 per cent collection would be'
necessary in order that the reduction
might hold.
This morning the town met a very
largo obligation when R paid R S.
Dixon, New York, $10,000.00, the last
payment on a $16,000.00 note made
around four years ago. In a talk made 1
before the Kiw.anis Club a few weekn
ago Mayor Coburn gave a brief gum- j
mary of the town's finances. The pay-'
nient of the Dixon note is another;
feature to be added to the Mayor's J
summary, for the commissioners did {
What seemed impossible when they
paid the note in the face of a reduc-j
tion in taxes.
The treasurer's books are packed
fuU of all sorts of information. One
place it was noticed that the light
commission is establishing a record
in its collections. This May will bring
to a close a two-year peroid in which
. hardly three hundred dollars will be
! lost in bad light bills.
|
Many Enjoy Square
Dance Wednesday
j The old-fashioned square dance
came back into its own here last
Wednesday night when many couples'
{ from the community assembled in ths
Dixie warehouse and engaged in the
steps for over two hours. With Mr.
Will Taylor, of near here the twenty
and more couples Ailed the orders, not
as accurately as was in the case of
years back but with equally as muchi
pleasure. The orchestra, composed of 
citizens from the surrounding com
munity, went through tho evening with! j
all ease, time out every now i
and then to tune up 'for the next set
Not all the pleasure was on the
dance floor, for it was a real treat to
hundreds of spectators who were not
so well acquainted with that type of
dance. i
One of the present-day college
chaps thought Mr. Taylor was calling
signals like they do in football games.
Another spectator tried in vain to
understand the figures, but decided it
required practice instead of observa
tion to learn the dance.
No admission was charged, and the
dance was free. It was a gathering
where every one enjoyed himself.
Proof of "Where There's
a Will There's a Way
Dr. R. T. Vann, who visited our i
town Tuesday and preached at the
Baptist church that night, demon
strates the truth of the saying, "where 
there is a will there is a way."
A man now 76 years old, he is with
out a hand, the right arm being off
well above the elbow and the left a
bout 4 inches below. Yet he succeeds
in being secretary of the board of
benevolence in the Baptist State con
vention, at present acting pastor at
the First Baptist Church in Raleigh,
and he also preaches at various places
in the State upon frequent calls. He
. also fishes in the summer and hunts
in the winter. Dr. Vann is said to
be a good shot at birds on the wing;
and as to turkeys and deer, they find
him just as dangerous as a young man
with two hands. , *»■
He had the misfortune to fall a few
months before Christmas and broke
his longest piece of arm and sprained
his short piece. This accident slowed
him up for a few weeks, making it
necessary for him to enter a hospital
for a while. It seemed that it was
not so lonesome for the Doctor whil«
he was in the hospital, as his wife
was also there at the same time as 1
the result of an automobile smash up. I
We have boti?w citizens of the
State who have made a greater con- '
tribution to the people than Dr. Vana.
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Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Byndy, of Hert
fprd visited friends bei^ppght
WUliamston, Martin Oonnty, North Cuoliiui, Friday, February 25,1927
Kiwanis Hears
Rev. Halleck
Tells of Work His Club
is Doing in the City
of Wilmington
Local Kiwanians at their meeting
here last Wednesday had the oppor
tunity of hearing Kiwanian E. W.
Halleck, of Wilmington, discuss the
principles of the club and the work it
is doing in the country. While these
principles, according to Mr. Halleck,J
may be divided in many ways, they
come under on« great principle, that
is to acquire worth-while and un
selfish ideals of citizenship and carry
it to others that we might help in;
the thsks laid before them. To do this,!
wo must educate and train. He 11-:
lustrated this by explaining a phase'
of the work now being carried on by!
his club in the City of Wilmington-!
Tho club has undertaken to care for
426 boys who are underlings so far
as opportunities go. They are really
wayward boys with insufficient home
opportunities and blessings to make
them the eqdals of the other boys in 1
the same town. His club is fostering
these 426 boys by offering them the'
opportunities so badly needed, and by'
extending thorn a hand that cares.
The address was of a very high
order and full of that kind of material
thut builds up man in every aspect.
Willie W. Lilley Died at
His Home Last Night
Willie W. Lilley, of Smithwick's
Creek died last night from an attack
of pueumonia which had lasted for
only about three days. Although he
had not boon very well for two weeks
oi more, Mr. Lilley went about hie
work until he was stricken by pneu-,
monia.
Mr. Lilley was about 46 years old.)
Three years ago he married Miss
Claudie Harris who with a six months
old son survive, also two brothern, S.'
J. and Simon Lilley and two sisters,
Mrs. W. S. Barber of Jamesville and!
Mrs. G. S. Lilley of Merry Hill.
Mr. Lilley had lived all his life on
the farm upon which he was born. He
was a good farmer and a good niegh- j
bor. Burial will take place this af- j
ternoon at 3 o'clock in the family |
plot on the home farm. The funeral,
service will be by W. B. Harrington
and A. J. Manning.
Dr. Vann Closed Mission
School Tuesday Evening
With the addresß delivered by Dr.
R. T. Vann Tuesday evening, the
church school of Missions formally
closed.
- All of the sessions were well at
tended, there being an average of j
something like 180 during the six!
weeks. In this week's issue of the'
Literary Digest gives much space to!
the book which was featured in this
school, "The Christ of the Indian
Road", which tends to make the peo
ple feel that they made no mistake
in choosing this splendid book.
Sp gratifying have been the re
sults of this school, that it is hoped
that another may be held in William
ston in the future.
Dr. Vann, former pastor here, was
greeted by a large audience Tuesday
evening, and delivered an address on
"Thq Motive of Missions." Dr. Vann
is loved and revearod by great hosts
of people, and is living an example of
what one can do in spite of one's
handicaps.
Society Conducts
Chapel Exercises
The high school chapel program was
conducted this morning by the Emer
son Literary society. The program
was as follows:
Quotations from Emerson—Jose
phine Harrison; Jokes —Paul Simpson;!
debate, resolved, "That Student Gov-1
eminent is Advisable for High
Schools."
In the debate several good points
were brought out on the affirmative
j-ide represented by John Wadsworth;
and Hazel Edmondson. Some of these|
points were, teaches students self
control, respect for self-government,
development of character. The nega
tive side, which was represented by
Martha Bbuise Roger;,on and Edwin
Peel, offered these arguments to com
bat that of iho fcP.fmative, student
go\ernmen' creates if'-feelhig or. pit
of student* u- tb.«w who a-e in au
thority, stu-lcnt* lot mature .nou»H
to freedom, lessens the au
thority of the faculty. The judges ran
dedrad their decision in favor of the
affirmative.
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Crusader Has
Big Audiences
Every Night
Services Will Continue
Through Sunday
Evening
Rev. E. W. Halleck took for his
text last night at the Episcopal
church, "What God hath Joined To
gether, Let no Man Put Asunder,";
which- text, according to the preach
er means far more than the mere re
lation of man and womkn in the bonds
of marriage. If its meaning was re
stricted to the marriage only, the
language would have been "Who God
hath Joined" and not "What God
hath Joined," which the preacher de
i scribed as all things in nature
where they may be found, that na
ture pays justly, that it i« without
lsve or mercy, that it never pardons
mistakes or forgives errors as does'
Christianity.. All must reap what they!
sow according to the perfect law of
Uature. While the spirit of man may
be changed from sinner to saint, the
nature of the tares can neter be
changed to produce wheat. Nature
cun never be cheated, nor the flow of
the onward tide be arrested, yet na
ture, with all its wondrous powers
OJKI with all its perfections, it is not
Christianity and can in no wise be
culled a substitute. Whatever we
weave in youth, ws are forced to
wear in age. Yet, God hath joiped us
so closely to the thing* of uatuii that
it becomes a duty to so order our-'
selves that we harmonise with
things of nature. We are to taju our
proper place, such a place as wo can
best fill. If we cannot display ten
talents on the mountain tops and sand
forth their gttttering gold to bless
the world, then we may use our one
talent as a single grain of sand to
oombine with others to hold the great
river firmly in its beat that it may (
serve as a useful stream rather than
a muddy marsh.
Mr. Halleck said that there are
many people whose heaits an too
weak, too prone to temptations to
stand the ozone of the mountain tops.
It is only those whs a* Ala to aland
the tribulations of wealth, prominence
and power than can safely tread the
ledder to its greatest elevation.
Again he said we have many chil j
dren in our midst who need to be
mothered and many fellows who need
to be brothered, the Work being the
duty of the Church whether they be
rich or poor, great or small. They are
fully within the program and duty of
the Church.
The joining together of God's people
and his Church must not be put a-'
sunder. God hath joinod them to
gether in His great ami plan,!
and man cannot give his best to the I
world outside of the Church nor can he !
get the best blessings outside of the j
Church, The man who thinks he can!
send his dollar to church and get his
sermon over the radio or read It from'
whipping and soon he will his spirit j
the Sunday paper is not truly wor-1
torn asunder from the true service of'
God. •
Rev. Mr. Halleck will continue hisj
uervice here through Sunday, preach- j
ing both Sunday morning and even
ing.
Pictures of North
Carolina at Strand
At the Strand theatre Tuesday af
ternoon at 2:30 and 7:46 at night, you
can have first hand information a
bout many wonders of America and
see pictures them taken by eye
witnesses. Here are some of the won
ders about which you will be told by
Mr. Charles E. Buck who made the
pktures.when he visited these places:
"The Cliff Dwellers", "The Great
Ocean of American Desert Sand",
"Niagara Falls," and dozens of other
beautiful places. Besides pictures of
the great industrial centers, Mr. Buck
will show scenes from N. C. fisheries,'
cotton fields and the Ulude Ridge. |
Two score of the most beautiful places j
in all the United States will be shown!
on the screen and talked about.
|, After each lecture, Mr. and Mra.!
Buck will give an informal party just
outside the theatre for the benefit of,
those who see the'show. At this party i
they will display many things of in-1
terest that they have gathered on,
their various journeys. This alone will
bt> well worth while. «
Methodist Church-- *
Program for Week
Preaching services, Sunday 11 a m.
Because of the special meeting of
the Bishops' Crusade there will be no
service at night We hope our people
will hear Rev. Mr. Hallssk, at 7:46
p. m. 1 •.
Services at Vernon at 8:00 p. in. t
We shall put on a study course at
Holly Springs beginning Monday at
7:46 p. m. and each night throughout
the week at the same hour.
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Ongon McNABY - HAUGEN lowa
Famous Faim Rebel Pair in National Spotlight
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| | JV,I| H&v^en
Sen. CXaa. L. MIKI, o»nna ind Rep. Gilbert M. Haugen, lowa,
have been joint Mken oi km dHfcrent baMs aince poat-war deflation,
all of which have aimad at ralef of acricohare. Their present bill is
the most importaat legiatMtoa of (Ma maioa, having been fockeyed from
defeat last year to piiwat by Hooae and Senate —and now up to the
President. MeNary and Haagen have been Mara on the legislative stage
6r five years and Mill gofcs( strong. Waahiagtoo admits.
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Require Lights
On All Vehicles
To Establish a National
Park in the Great
Smoky Mountains
Among the State-wide measures
recently passed by the legislature is
one requiring all vehicles traveling on
the highways of the State to carry
, lights while driving at night This law
does not go into effect until July 1.
The penalty is S6O fine or 30 days on
the roads, which places its enforce
ment within the jurisdiction of a jus
tice of the peace. The light must be
HO displayed that it may be seen from
both the front and rear. The same
light will suffice if placed in a posi-
I tion where it may be seen from both
ways. While this law will be the
source of great trouble to the driver
of horse-drawn vehicles, it will make
it. some Hafer for them and will give
I the automobile driver more freedom
t ar.d less danger.
Judge Francis D. Winston, of Iter
i tie, introduced a bill in the house
J Wednesday authorizing a committee
Ito redraft the constitution of the
| State. This is similar to proposals
I which have come before every session
of the legislature for ten years or
| more. It seems to be the opinign in
j the legislative halls that the old sec
| tions of the constitution are better
j and more workable than the new ones
I and for that reason legislators have
i been loath to suggest changes.
Now we are to have a national park
i in the Great Smoky Mountains. Our
| State is to pay $2,000,00 as its share
of the purchase price. Well, it doesn't
, matter what it coats, it is worth it.
The legislature, by it# act Wednes
day, expressed great confidence in the
future price of cotton. It passed t>
bill requiring eVery bale of cotton to
bo numbered as it Is turned out of
the gin, in order that it may be iden
tified in case it is stolen. It will be
a great day in the South when cotton
gets worth stealing.
The senate passed a bill to pull the
clothes off of all Ku Kluckers Wednes
day. They are about the only folks
that are wearing any clothes now;
and if they are forced to strip, what
a naked nation!
The legislature has announced its
intention to defer the evolution bill
!for two more years. This bill raises
Bible questions, things the legislature
knows so little about that it is asham
ed to discuss them. This attitude ful
j fills Davey Crockett's philosophy, "Be
; sure you are right, then go ahead";
and, as he might have added, "if not
I sure, stand and grin."
! Sunday Services at the
■' Church of the Advent
, Rev. C O. Pardo, Rector
9:00 a. m., Holy Communion.
10:00 Church School.
11:00, Morning Prayer and Sermon
by Kev. E. W. Halleck, Wilming
ton. ~-U
8:80, Holy Trinity Mission.
7:46, Evening Prayer and sermon
by Rev. E. W. Halleck.
' Misses Thelma Cox, Rena Jackson,
and Llllie Mae Jackson, of Washing
ton, were here for a short while yes
terday afternoon.
Mrs. Hubert Morton and children
are visiting rtlalivse in Kinston.
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Recorder Has
Small Docket
I Joe Hollis Released Last
Wednesday Under
a $5,000 Bond
i court this week found
i u rather want docket, though it turri
> ed out expenses and carried u small
H surplus to the school fund.
fj The first case culled was u charge
. I of assault with a deadly weapon. The
i j action was continued for one week.
■I Moses Hopkins, a colored boy who
-| carries groceries in Williamston plead
s guilty of «'tirrying a pistol. Prayer
ij lor judgment in his case was continu
> «d for a week under a $101) bond.
Henry Page who was under indict
i! merit for beating his wife was allowed
) time to find a witness "in the case,
r H. 1.. lirown who had failed to ap
! pear was called and failed and a cap
i ias was ordered to issue,
i Irving Taj&or, a good farmer-'in the
! Spring Green neighborhood, plead
- guilty to driving on automobile while
s intoxicated, lie was fined SM) and re
b, quired to puy the cost of the case. His
b license to drive a car was suspended
h ! for a term of six months. With'good
a I behavior on his part; bis license" ffiay
r b restored at the end of three
i 1 months.
-| Joseph H. Mollis, charged with
r murder, > was given a preliminary
«| hearing, and bond was allowed for his
b appearance in--the March term of the
| superior court. The amount of the
bond waii fixed at $5,000 which was
given Wednesday morning at which
time he was released form prison.
Represent Many Towns
at Dance Here Tuesday
j Prank Curstarplirn's George WaKh-
I ington Birthday dance was largely at
j tended, numbers coming from
1 near-by towns, and some coming from
| i's far away as New Hern ami Prank
lin, Va. Too many complimentary
tickets cut profty; considerably, ac
cording to the promoter. Stub John
ston's 10-piece orchestra of Washing
ton, furnished the music.
Statements coming from' those in
H charge of order at the dance hold that
,j the event went by very smoothly when
' the largeness of the crowd was tak-
B or. into consideration. Only one in-
J stance of disorder came to litrht, but
_!no arrests were made. Several rum
e ors; were made relutive to the dance,
. j but they were apparently unfounded.
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Baptists Have Only One
Service Next Sunday
t "The Old ami the New" will be the
theme of the Sunday morning's ser
mon at the' Baptist chuich.
There will be ho service at this
n church Sunday night, on account of
i. the mission which lt> conducted
tut the Episcopal church. The Baptist
congregation, therefore, is kindly re
„ quested to join in this service Sunday
evening at 7:45 o'clock.
Next week the Baptict people will
go back to their usual Wednesday
i evening services Tho pastor is pre
. paring a series of studies on the books
of the New Testament and desires
that many of tho people Join him in
n these Wednesday evening courses of
study.
Watch the Label O* Your
Paper; It Carries th«i Date
Your Subscription Expires.
ESTABLISHED 1898
Poultry Car To
Be.. Here for 2
Days, 3rd-4th
Home Agent Suggests
Proper Feeding of
'Boarding" Hens
By ANNA TRENTHAM
Home Demonstration Ajjent
On March-3rd and 4th, a car for
shipping poultry will" bo side tracked
in YVilliamston. This-will give an op
portunity for one to dispose of the old
hens wheh have been "boarded free of
charge' l during the winter.
It is not probable that the price
will be any higher by waiting until
later, In 1923 the re-we re 112,000,000
pounds of. dressed poultry in r.torag?.
Now, in 1927 there are- 144,000,000
p unds in storage. At these figures,
one need not expect a high price this
J spring.
The poultry "should be fattened for
[ the market, it is much bet.or to fead s
on a mash before shipping tlian on
I corn and peas, as is often the case.
| The "mush is more of a moist fe sd
J find does not absorb the moisture from
i the flesh of the fowl as do the corn
ajuLptias, the dry foods; thereby, the
fowls do not lose in weight so much
when taken to the market.
It is, a good plan lo crate or coop
tlTP"hm"rbefore-selling on the market. —
A coal shel makes a good location. % A
trough hooked on '.he outside of the
cobps can be used for the feed. They,
should lie fed three times a day, but
give them only what they can clean -
up in thirty minutes.
Kqual quantities of corn meal and
. pulverized oats make a good fatten
» ii:g ration. Then at each feeding, if
buttermilk can be had, mix two pounds
i t each pound of mash. If buttermilk
cannot l>c kid, add 15 px-r rent meat
meal and wet with water—meat
wraps' on the farm may be ground
and substituted for the meat meal.
. Hens should gain fifteen to twenty
per cent in two weeks.
. The flocks should be culled care
fully, to -be sure the right ones aro
dlf.po.sed of, for at this season one
' does not want to sell off the laying
I hens even if eggs are at a low price.
I An ample number should be kept for
jj the eggs, as uggs are very essential
in the daily diet.
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If you have never culled your
; flocks, ask the Farm Agent to assist
| you. He will be only too glad to' help
I J ll u separate the laying hens from
| the ones which have boarded with you
all (luring the winter.
Many Falling for
i Blind Man's Ties
e — 1
Three years ago the knitted neck
s ti went out
it little noticed at that time, in the past
ij few days the name type of neck tie
y law made a quick and thorough ri'ap
> pearance. While no definite data can
"'"lie had as to the number of ties sold
h in this section, iVjs estimated that
y approximately 3,000 have been'sold
a through .the local post office,
o A blind man out in Missouri by the
e name of Tyler is the sender of all the
H ties, and his plan of selling has met
|, with favor to a very large extent. So
well was his plan worked out that ap
| proximately three-fourths of those re-
S reiving ties have kept and (mid for
4 them,.while one-fourth or thereabouts
. returned the packages.
The salesman secured a mailing list
currying all the names of the patrons
of the post office here. To each pa
tron he sent a package containing four
lof the knitted ties. Inside the pack
age was an able sales letter, stating
various facts about the ties, .-their
5 ales, and a few facts aliout the would
be purchaser. Many accepted the of
fer as a barguin, while a large num
ber looked upon it as a chance to help
a disabled person. But what appears
to be the strongest selling appeal of
all relates to the honesty of the re
. ' cipient of the package.
| Just what profit Mr. Tyler is mak-
J ing is unknown, but some fabulous
sums have been mentioned. Several
3 seem to think that since the ties were
l' out of style they were bought at a
very low price, and that a profit of
about 20 cents on each tie is made.
At that rate the blind tie salesman
y has made S6(H) right here in this im
mediate section, for it is estimated
e 750 people have bought the ties.
The thoroughness of the canvass is ..
not known, b.ut even if it covers sev-
H oral states, and it is likely that it
f does, a handsome profit k being made
j by the Missouri man.
it i ■
I
y Volunteer Firemen
Meet Monday Night
y The volunteer firemen will hold
f- their regular meeting next Monday
s night. The nature of the business to
s come before the meeting, it is under
n stood, wilt be of much interest to the
f members of the company, and a well
attended meeting 1 in expected.
    

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