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VOLUME XLIII—NUMBER 24
Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina, Friday, June 17, 1932
Early Poisoning of Weevil
Is Added Cost to the
Control of Pest
Early poisoning of the cotton boll
weevil with the so-called sweetened
mixture by moppng, is an added cost
to control of this pest and cannot be
depended upon to give control thru
out the season, according to entomol
ogy workers at State College.
These field men point out that most
of the old weevils emerging from
winter quarters to feed upon the
young cotton will die before they can
do any considerable damage. The cot
ton crop should be pushed into the
quickest possible growth by careful
and constant cultivator! and by a side
application of quickly available nitro
gen where needed. The side dressing
will be needed especially where little
fertilizer was used at planting.
“The plan of fighting the boll wee
vil followed in this State is to dust
with calcium arsenate when 10 percent
of the squares are infested,” says the
entomologists. “If infestation does
not reach ten percent, do not dust,
because cotton ordinarily sheds a large
amount of its squares. To spend time
and money mopping the cotton to kill
the old, over-wintered weevils is just
so much useless expense. Those put
ting their dependence on this method
of control may find later in the season
that the cotton has been ruined. The
standard dust poison method is the
safe plan to follow.”
C. H. Brannon, extension entomolo
gist, says it is impossible to make any
predictions about weevil damage at
this time. However, indications are
that insects of all kinds will be more
prevalent this year than in recent
years. If July and August are damp,
making ideal conditions for weevil de
velopment, the pest is likely to do
great damage. At any rate, those in
a position to do so should prepare to
fight the weevil. Such protection of
the cotton crop should be considered a
regular part of the farming program
just as spraying peach trees is a part
of any orchard enterprise.
TRUCK HIT BY
C. W. Bell and A. S. Jones,
Of Elizabeth City, Have
Minor injuries were sustained . by
C. W. Bell and A. S. Jones, of Eliza
beth City, when a truck in which they
were riding was , hit in the middle by
a freight engine here, severing the
vehicle in two parts Saturday after
The rear wheels of the truck were
knocked to the right side of the track
while the engine and part of the frame
was thrown against the wire fence
surrounding the Gulf gasoline plant at
a crossing. It was a miracle that the
two men were not injured worse.
The engine of the freight train was
derailed partly and the engineer ap
plied the brakes, but it was hard to
stop the train before the motor vehicle
parts were knocked off the track by the
front or fore part of the engine. The
truck was demolished.
Plymouth Baseball Boys'
Winners of Two Games
The Plymouth baseball nine took
the measure of the Roper aggregation
in a battle last week, 11 to 7. Norman
and Harrell constituted the battery
for Roper, while Dinkins and Brown
hurled for Plymouth, with Ned Swain
catching. It was a good game.
And in a second contest, Plymouth
nosed out a 4 to 3 victory over Cres- |
well Saturday, with Styron and Ches-1
son smashing out two hits apiece. Jake I
Sawyer hurled, with his brother re
ceiving for Plymouth. Charles Mi
zelle was the losing moundsman, with
Miscellany Club Meet
Mrs. Edison Davenport was hostess
to the Miscellany Club yesterday at
her home in Mackeys. An interesting
feature of the meeting was a series of
talks by members of the club relative
to the most worth-while thing in life.
Another enjoyable form of enter
tainment was a contest involving the
names of historical and mythical per
sonages. Several successful contest
ants drew for the prize, Mrs. W. R.
Hampton being the winner.
During a happy social hour, Mrs.
Davenport and Miss Margaret Daven
port served iced drinks and delectable
Those present were Mrs. W. R.
Hampton, Mrs. A. L. Owens, Mrs.
Claudius McGowan, Mrs. Edgar L.
Spruill, Mrs. Haywood Hyman, Mrs.
Robert W. Johnston, Mrs. Sidney A.
Ward, Mrs. J. W. Blount, and Miss
A baseball game is being ar
ranged by the Plymouth Fire De
partment between married and sin
gle men in Plymouth. It is not
known when this game will be
played. The only eligibility rule
is that no player shall have been
a regular member of any squad or
line-up in recent years.
The comedy that is expected of
the game is the drawing icard, as
the inexperienced players who
have not practiced in years are
expected to create a volume of
laughter as they commit errors and
pull other amusing stunts.
SAYS COWS WILL
Five Cows on Every Farm
Would Pay All Taxes
In This State
Five good dairy cows on every farm
in the State will bring wealth to North
Carolina not only front the returns of
the cows themselves but also because
of the kind of farming that keeping
these cow's will demand.
A. C. Kintrey, dairy extension spec
ialist at State College, has recently
done some optimistic figuring about
the value of dairy cows and says, “If
every farm in North Carolina had five
cows which would prc#uce an average
of one pound of butterfat a day and
if this fat were sold for buttermaking
purposes at 20 cents a pound, the
returns w'ould pay all the municipal,
county and state taxes levied in the
Kintrey points out further that it
is not impossible to have five good
cows on every farm nor is it impos
sible for these cows to produce one
pound of butter fat a day. The price
of 20 cents a pound for the fat is not
“These returns would make a down
payment of over $225 for every auto
mobile on our highways at the pres
ent time,” says Kintrey. “Or they
would buy and pay for two cities the
size of Raleigh including all their real
and personal property. The returns
would give two coats of paint for ev
ery farm building of all kinds in rural
The moral to this is, “Grow feed
crops, ntilk cows and enrich the
State,” Kimrey says.
His opinion in this matter is sup
ported by the experiences of county
farm agents who handied applications
for governmental loans this season.
Nearly all the agents said that those
men who kept cows did not need to
apply for loans. Some who kept only
one or two such animals had to have
small amounts of money but in gen
eral, the dairy farmer did not borrow
like the crop farmer. His system of
farming has been more profitable.
Fisherman Catches Turtle
With Artificial Bait Cast
While casting for bass in Conaby
Creek near here last week, Phillip C.
Blount, veteran fisherman and native
of this county, had a 10-pound snap
ping turtle to take his artificial bait in
its mouth. Mr. Blount says that this
is a unique experience in that during
all the years he has fished in the
sounds and creeks of eastern Carolina,
he has never heard of a turtle taking
artificial bait. Incidentlly, it might be
said, the turtle was successfully land
ed, brought to “Oakland,” the home |
of Mr. Blount’s childhood, and made
into an old fashioned turtle pie.
“Hard Times Party”
The Ladies Aid Society of Scup
pemong Christian Church gave a
“Hard Times Party’’ at the store pre
viously owned by Mrs. N. J. Rhodes.
The young people put on a very humor
ous program, consisting of songs, reci
tations, stunts, and short plays.
Gilbert Patrick played the guitar.
Miss Thelma Liverman and C. C. Ca
hoon were awarded prizes for the best
"hard times” costumes.
Mrs. Clayton Hostess
• •• ♦ ■
In a beautiful setting nine tables
were appointed for bridge on Friday
evening in the home of Mrs. D ,V.
Clayton, when she delightfully enter
tained a number of her friends. Re
freshing fruit punch was served the
guests upon arrival.
Mrs. E. G. Arps, holding high score,
was presented a pair of unique silhou
ettes, while Mrs. B. G. Campbell re
ceived second high score prize, a box
of dusting powder. To Mrs. J. K.
Reid was awarded low score prize, and
Mrs. Rasser Edwards was presented
the honor guest prize, a dainty piece
At the conclusion of the game, Mrs.
Clayton, assisted by her sisters, Mes
dames L. V. Landing and W. L. Whit
ley, served fresh strawberry ice cream
with cakes molded into flowers, and
salted nuts and green and pink mints.
OF PEANUTS AIM
Farm Board Man and State
Peanut growers in Washington
County are contemplating signing an
agreement with the North Carolina
Mutual Peanut Exchange, Inc., for the
purpose of an orderly marketing of
the lowly goober, it was learned today
from Farm Agent R. E. Dunning.
Copies of the agreement have been
distributed very well in the Lees Mill
and Scuppernong Townships, and a
number of farmers feel kindly toward
the organization. These people have
until September 1, 1932, to sign these
contracts and forward to the officials
if they are interested in this method of
selling their peanuts.
Interest in this organization was
stirred by a visit to Washington Coun
ty this week of A. E. Gibson, of
Washington, representative of the Fed
eral Farm Board; C. W. Sheffield, of
Raleigh, chief of the bureau of mar
kets in the State Department of Agri
culture; Mr. J. Johansen, of Raleigh,
marketing specialist of the extension
department of State College.
In signing the contracts the pea- J
nut grower agrees to deliver to the
exchange all marketable peanuts pro
duced by him or for him, provided the ■
nuts are in marketable condition, ex
cept those peanuts that are to be used
for personal use or for feeding to live
stock. The exchange will make ad
vances on the peanuts at such prices
as found advisable by the board of
directors of the organization.
The exchange will seel these peanuts j
through this or any other central mar- .
keting organization of which said ex- j
change is a stockholder. Deductions
will be made from the revenue for the
commodity to cover advances, cost of
transportation, handling, grading, shell
ing, processing, packing, storing, in?
suring, selling and marketing such pea
nuts; and for organization, operating
and maintenance not exceeding 5 cents .
per 100 pounds.
Partial payments on any pool may
be made from time to time as market
conditions and proceeds of sale justi
fy. Final settlement will be made aft
er the closing of any pool as soon as
practicable. All peanuts will be han
dled either through a seasonal or op
tional pool. Inferior or damaged pea
nuts at delivery will make the owner
subject to a penalty for this loss.
The exchange will sell these peanuts
to borrow money on the nuts in their
custody and shall exercise other rights
of ownership without limitations. Fail
ure to deliver the peanuts to the ex
change after signing for them would
make the grower liable to one-half
cent a pound for liquidated damages
for the breach of contract.
If the exchange brings any action
whatsoever by reason of breach or
threatened breach thereof, the grower
shall pay all costs of court, costs for
bonds otherswise, expenses of travel
ing and all expenses arising out of or
caused by the litigation and reasonable
attorney fee expended by the associa
tion. Unless already a member the
grower becomes a member by purchas
ing one share of common stock at $2.
The exchange will make rule pro
viding for the standardization of the
grades as established by the United
State Department of Agriculture. The
grower must notify the exchange prior
to making any crop mortgage or other
obligation covering the products men
tioned in the contract. The contract
also sets forth that no other writ
ten or oral agreements are valid.
After one crop of peanuts has been j
delivered to the exchange, either party
may cancel the contract on May 15 of I
any year thereafter by notifying the
other party in writing of this inten
tion, with such notice being given dur
ing the month of April immediately
prior to the effective date of cancella
tion. The contracts holds for a year
at a time.
• If the signatures of peanut growers
representing a fair estimate of at least
100,000 bags, or 10 million pounds of
peanuts grown in this state are not
secured by September 1, 1932, the a
greement shall be automatically can
celed, and each subscriber will be so
Plan To Start Wrapping
Tomatoes Here June 27
It appears now that work will begin
on wrapping tomatoes for shipping to
northern markets June 27 instead of
June 20, as it was first thought by
John W. Darden, manager of the
Crockett Packing plant here. Those
wishing to wrap the tomatoes and who
have experience are asked to see Mr.
Darden at once.
This season the tomatoes will be
wrapped and shipped from the Ply
mouth Wholesale Company building in
front of the union station on Wash
ington Street Extended. It is thought
that the packing will be done here
silso. This season it is possible that
tomatoes will be packed in gallon cans.
I SUPERIOR COURT ]
A one-week term of civil court
began here Monday imorning in
the Washington County Superior
court with Judge Vernon G. Cow
per, of Kinston, as the presiding
jurist at the special /term. The
session was called to dispose of a
number of cases against the Vir
ginia Electric and Power Com
pany /as the result of forest fires
in the county some time ago.
At this time nothing definite had
been done, although a special ve
nire of jurors '• had been sum
moned here from Hyde County.
The Beacon will carry a detailed
account of this next week.
ARE BIG AID TO
County Club Women “Put
Up” 38,538 Quarts
Not only does canning surplus veg
etables and fruits in summer save
money in winter and assures the fam
ily of an adequate food supply, but it
also improves the general health of
the family by balancing the diet.
Some 300 farm women in Washing
ton County have learned this import
ant lesson, home agent. “We have
found that good nutrition and canning
go hand in hand. In 1931 two canning
schools held by Mrs. Stancil for can
ning leaders, one at Plymouth and
the other at Greenville.
There was a canning demonstration
given in almost every home demonstra
tion club before the club women, and
as a result over 38,538 quarts of fruits
and vegetables were canned. If this
food was valued at 20 cents a quart,
the total would amount to $7,707.60.
While this saving is an important
item at a time when money is scarce,
the more important thing is the better
1 ealth of the farm families having a
I etter balanced diet.”
There are few club women who do
not know the essentials of a good diet
a id how to prepare meals that will
supply the balanced diet necessary to
continued good health. Last year,
around 34 steam pressure cookers were
purchased by club women in this
Our canning goal in Washington
Co inty is to reach every family di
rectly and indirectly (both white and
colored) so that they may serve a
balanced diet next winter.
Elected President of Cres
well Association; Other
( reswell.—C. H. Rabon has been
ele :ted president of the Creswell Poul
try Association, with Paul Belanga as
vice president and R. L. Leitchfield as
secretary and treasurer. The organi
zation has nearly a score of members
to start their work.
E. N. Meekins, of Raleigh, super
v sor of this district of the vocational
agricultural instructors, was present
at the organization meeting last week
and aided in the founding of the or
ganization which will work like the
well-known Carey Poultry Association
in the Piedmont section.
Objectives of the organization are to
build up the flocks of the members,
have the birds tested for their breed,
to soon build and operate their own
hatchery and to find distant markets
for their chickens.
Postage Rates Will Be
'Increased Next Month
Stamps in the Plymouth post office
will sell for three cents each for the
usual weight letter, effective July 6, it
was announced today by Postmaster
A. L. Alexander. This increase in the
price of stamps is being made in an
effort to raise money to aid in balanc
ing the post office budget and in car
ing for the decrease in revenue felt
by the department.
William E. White, jr., of Hert
ford, winner of school, county, and
district elimination contests, rep
resented Perquimans, Washing
ton Chowan, and Beaufort Coun
ties and took second place in the
Eastern district essay contest of
the North Carolina Cotton Grow
ers’ Cooperative Association. The
contest was held in ITarboro and
Mildred Price, of Severn High
School, Northampton County, took
White, a student lof Perquimans
High School, was the only boy in
the contest, competing against
County Convention in Favor
Of Roosevelt for President
LITTLE HOPE FOR
NEW POST OFFICE
IN NEAR FUTURE
Lindsay Warren Writes of
Prospects; Bill Opposed
Hopes of some that Plymouth
would have a new or Federal post of
fice building were blighted today with
the information that President Her
bert Hoover would not be in favor of
such action at this time.
A letter from Congressman Lindsay
Warren reads as follows: “Speaker
-Garner’s relief bill contains many
projects in the first congressional dis
trict, but I have so far not given any
publicity to same, for I realize that
in view of President Hoover’s denun
ciation of the measure that it will nev
er become law.
“It provides for a post office in Ply
mouth and other places as well as
many waterway projects in that sec
tion, and then my road bill, which I
got through the House, has been in
corporated bodily into Speaker Gar
“The law about public buildings is
that no place will be considered un
less the postal receipts are at least
$20,000. It does not mean that a town
will get a building when the receipts
reach that figure, but means that the
town will be considered.
“Congress has done nothing what
ever about unemployment, and my
road bill is the only measure that has
so far passed in either house that will
give a job to a single human being in
the nation. It is my opinion that the
Speaker’s bill will pass the lower
House, but if the Senate should pass
it I am sure that we could not pass
it over the President's veto.”
J. H. SITTERSON
Funeral Services Are Held
In Creswell Monday
Creswell.—Funeral services were
concluded here Monday morning for
J. H. Sitterson, 811 who died last Fri
day following a severe paralytic stroke.
He succumbed at the home of his son,
L. N. Sitterson. He was sick only a
week. Mr. Sitterson was a fanner be
Rain prevented the conclusion of the
funeral rites on Sunday afternoon, and
the body was buried in the Saint De
light church ground Monday morn
ing. The Rev. D. W. Arnold, of
Washington, officiated. Mr. Sitterson
was a member of the St. Delight Chris
Surviving are the following children,
H. C. Sitterson, Richmond, Va.; L. N.
Sitterson, Creswell; Mrs. L. M. Pea
cock, Portsmouth, Va.; and Mrs. W.
N. Duvall, Norfolk, Va.
Local Firemen Planning
To Attend Convention
Representatives from the Plymouth
Fire Department are required by law
to attend the annual convention and
tournament at Hamlet that is to take
place on August 1 to 4, inclusive, it
was learned here today from a letter j
received from John L. Miller, of Con-|
cord, secretary of the North Carolina'
State Firemen’s Association.
Last year there was a delegation
from here that attended this meeting,
and they enjoyed the trip and were
benefited by the drills that were staged
for their observation. This year it is
expected that at least five will attend,
and that these will be new boys who
have not attended one of these meet
Little Miss Joan Groves was a most
gracious hostess Thursday afternoon
when she entertained a number of her
friends with a birthday party celebrat
ing her eighth anniversary.
The guests gathered on the back
lawn of the Groves home and for an
hour enjoyed out-door sports and
games after which they were served
delicious fruit punch. After playing
out of doors a while, the children were
invited into the dining room, where a
central table was covered with a white
lace cloth and centered with a big
white birthday cake, lighted by eight
tiny pink candles burning in rose
The guests, in Colonial costumes,
were served refreshing ice cream with
peanut crispies, cakes and mints.
The honoree received many attract
f fountain ENTERS I
Lieutenant Governor Richard T.
Fountain added interest to political
activities yesterday when he an
nounced he would oppose J. C. B.
Ehringhaus in a second primary
for the governorship nomination
on July 2. Mr. Fountain’s an
nouncement comes as a surprise
to many of his friends and oppon
ents, as it was generally agreed
that the large lead maintained by
the Elizabeth City man in the June
4 primary was not very encourag
■ >ng for Fountain's second primary
! Mr. Fountain plans to run on
the same issues advanced in the
first primary campaign when the
“machine” was made a target.
With the gubernatorial contest
scheduled, North Carolina voters
will have six candidates to choose
from: Morrison 'or Reynolds for
the U. S. Senate; Fletcher or Mit
chell for Commissioner of Labor;
and Ehringhaus or Fountain for
the governorship nomination. I
JURY LIST FOR
Drawn at Recent Meeting
Of County Board for
Jurors chosen for service in the July
term of superior court of Washington
County by the commissioners follow:
Plymouth: Golden Simpson, Clarence
'Alexander, Robert E, Tarkenton, J. H.
Swindell, H. C. Hooker, Edison Swain
B. F. Ange, Lawrence D. Jones, C. W.
Dinkins, J. W. Davis, J. E. Swain, H.
W. Alexander, E. C. Hassell, E. A.
Harrison, Sam B. Lucas.
Scuppernong: J. E. Nooney, Jordan
Davenport, Samuel D. Phelps, C. F.
Hathaway, J. F. Snell, Earl Midgett,
Joseph T. Spruill, Aaron A. Daven
Lees Mill: W. E. Marriner, J. S.
Davenport, J. T. McAllister, S. D.
Barr, L. E. Hassell, J. F. Ashy, L. J.
Bowen, W. A. Koonce, and S. A. :
Skinnersville: C. M. Simpson, J. D.
Hufton, G. Weston Spruill, and H. L.
County Represented in
Cattle Judging Contest i
Creswell.—Washington County was
represented at the district dairy judg
ing contest held at the Harvey Dairy
Farm in Pitt County Tuesday, by Joe
Baker Davenport, son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. N. Davenport, sr., of Creswell, and
Junior Spruill, son of Mr. and Mrs.j
Eli Spruill, of Cherry.
The dairy farm is located near
Greenville. The boys were accom
panied on their trip to Greenville by
C. H. Rabon, head of the department
of vocational agriculture in the Cres
well High School.
Benton Liverman On
Trip To New York
Benton Liverman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Liverman, of Plymouth,
is probably in New York City today
looking over the “little old town” as
he was fortunate enough to be named
Benton McMillan, salesman for the
Endicott Shoe Company, was required j
by his firm to make a trip to their shoe
plant in Endicott, N. Y., and since Mr. !
Liverman here is a good customer and 1
the youth was named after the sales- |
man, the young man was taken with '
25 Crop Rotation Systems
Are Shown in Alamance
Twenty-five crop rotation demon
strations are being conducted by good
farmers of Alamance County this sea
son in an effort to find the best work
ing combination of crops.
Chapel Hill and Zion Clubs
The Chapel Hill and Zion Clubs
met with Mrs. L. F. Bowen Thursday
with a good attendance.
Miss Patterson took charge of the
meeting and her demonstration was
on ironing, following canning and
drying fruits. Every one seemed very
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. Hilda
Robertson, served delicious refresh
ments. The meeting adjourned to meet
with Mrs. C. R. Latham in July.
R. O. Lancaster of Craven County,
made some money on a lot of 181 hogs
this spring and sold his corn at a
better price than had he disposed of
j it at market prices for grain.
TWO MORE YEARS
W. Roy Hampton Elected
Chairman of Executive
Upon the shoulders of W. Roy
Hampton today rests the task of or
ganizing the forces of democracy in
Washington County so that they will
function in the general election in No
vember so that an entire Democratic
ticket will be elected.
This burden was shiften from the
shoulders of J. Milton Clagon Satur
day afternoon in the county conven
tion here, when Mr. Hampton was
elected chairman of the Washington
County Democratic Executive Commit
tee. Carl L. Bailey was elected as
vice chairman and T. J. Swain con
tinued as secretary.
The convention also passed a reso
lution unanimously favoring the nomi
nation of Governor Franklin D. Roose
velt. of New York, as their Democratic
nominee for the office of President of
the United States. And the seven del
egates to the State convention were
required to make known their desire in
this matter in an effort to aid the
Delegates to the State convention as
elected follow: Carl L. Bailey, Clyde.
Smithson, L. E. Hassell, W. L. Whit
ley, C. E. Mizelle, Z. V. Norman, and
J. W. Darden. Alternates: W. R.
Hampton, J. C. Swain, George W.
Hardison, E. J. Spruill, j. L. Rea, J.
C. Gatlin, and Harry Barnes.
A resolution was passed, upon mo
tion of L. E. Hassell, unanimously
that the new chairman he given a ris
ing vote of confidence, which was fol
low by a unanimous vote thanking J.
M. Clagon for his work while an offi
cer. Also a resolution was passed la
menting the passing of Van B. Martin,
sr., Democratic leader.
Precinct chairman and committees
follow: Plymouth: Harry Stell, chair
man: S. D. Davis, W. T. Stillman, J.
H. Allen, and W. L. Whitley.
Lees Mill: L .E. Hassell, chairman;
W. E. Blount, J. E. Davenport, F. C.
Tarkenton, N. H. Spruill, R. C. Pea
cock, and L. L. Bowen.
Skinnersville: J. C. Swain, chairman;
C. L. Everett, Chester Spruill, W. W.
White, Auntack Everett.
Scuppernong: W. T. Alexander,
chairman; E. J. Spruill, Claud Brinn,
Clyde Smithson, C. Norman Daven
Wenona: .1. T.. Rea, chairman; W. L.
Kerebee, W. E. Allen, H. J. Ferebee,
G. B. Ferebee.
Zeb Vance Norman, as the keynote
speaker for the convention, pleaded for
a united front in the general election.
Carl L. Bailey also made a few re
marks. Present from the different
townships: Plymouth, 19; Skinnersville
2; Wenona, 1; Scuppernong, 8; l.ees
Ought To Be Proficient;
Has Practiced 76 Years
G. E. Darlington, 99, who has just
begun his 76th year of practice in
Media, Del., is said to he the world’s
ddest practicing lawyer.
The home of little Bobby Dunning
ivas the scene of a pretty party Satur
day afternoon, when he entertained a
number of his friends celebrating his
Ring games and interesting contests
were enjoyed for an hour on the lawn,
after which the little folks were invited
into the dining room. Refreshments
were suggestive of Noah's Ark and
its contents, ice cream and cake be
ing molded in animal shapes, while a
parade of animals entirely surrounded
the cake. Pink and green lollvpops
formed the final course.
Scuppernong Club Meets
The Woman’s Club of Scuppernong
met in the home of Mrs. Paul Belanga
last Monday afternoon. Devotionals
were conducted by the president.
Miss Patterson gave a very inter
esting talk on ironing and canning
fruits and vegetables, the agent giving
out bulletins on canning. On account
of the rain, and delay in opening the
meeting, the social period was omit
ted except for a humorous reading
given by Miss Patterson, which was
enjoyed very much.
Ten members and two visitors were
present. Mrs. John W. Spruill will
entertain the club at the next meet
ing in July.
The tobacco acreage of Cumberland
County is about 60 percent of that of
1931 and the crop is from ten days to
two weeks late.