Uncle Sam's 'Fightingest' Marine
Starts Mopping Up Philadelphia
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f :? "Hell-Devil" Butler, as New Director of Public
Safety* Has Charge of Police and Fire Depart
ments in War on Vice. New Mayor Borrowed
Him From President Coolidge.
Written Specially for The Farmville Enterprise
Bv JOHN THOMAS WILSON
(Through Autocaster Service.)
Philadelphia, Jan. 10.?"Law and Order" were ushered in here |
Monday morning. This city of "Brotherly Love," long a city of
shame and terror, of crime dens and blind tigers, of gambling
joints and bawdy houses, of police and political grafters, of boot
' leggers, dope pedlers, pickpockets and professional assassins, is
now in the first stages of a moral clean-up, the likes of which has
never been attempted by a city as large as this third city of the
The mothed by which this clean-up
is to be nfade is different, because
Philadelphia's new Mayor saw fit to
call upon President Coo lid ge for the
loan of One of Uncle Sam's best fight
ing men to take charge of the city's
? ; police and fire department, and the
request was granted.
Brig.-Gen. Smedley Darlington But
ler of the United States Marine
Corps, the most picturesque and gal-1
lant figure in recent years of the Ma-.
rines and twice winner of the Con- '
gressional Medal of Honor, is the [
Gen. Butler has been granted a j
year's leave by President Coolidge,
during which time he is to be Direc
tor of Public-Safety of Philadelphia
under Mayor Kendrick. He was
sworn in Monday, January 7th.
He accepted the task on one con
dition only, that he not be inter
fered with in any way, or by any
one* Gen. Butler has warned that at
the first sign of interference he will
pack up and go back to the Marines.
Call Him "Hell-Devil" Butler
"Hell-Devil" Butler, as he is known,
has tackled some pretty big jobs.
His record indicates that this city is
fOMff to b? restored to decency. He
isjfee manjrho ^^j^tti^ge >
atfon camp at Brest, Prance, and it
was under his direction that it was
"First, last and all the time, I am
a soldier, and I expect to be for the
rest of my life," says Gen. Butler.
"This job is only another responsi
bility that comes into a soldier's life;
that's how 1 regard it There proba
bly wont be any anxiety manifested (
any where to keep me here after my
year's Jeave-of-absence is up?or 1
_ may not be here a year?but while 1
am here, I'm going to enforce the
state lavs and city ordinances, as
they were never enforced before. .11
know that the police force has been
tainted?but I also know that some
v here in these United States I can
f.et hold of 4,200 honest men. I know
I'can find them right here in Phila
delphia; the point is, that is the kind
of policemen We Intend to have."
Most Brilliant U. S. Sbldier.
General Butler's qualities are thus
I described in a statement issued by
the Navy department:
"Soldier, engineer, camp-builder,
holder of two Congressional Medals
of Honor, the record of Brig.-Gen.
Smedley D. Baker, fighting man ex
- traordinary of the Marine Corps,
stamps him as >ne of the most bril
liant seldievs of the United States.
"Descendant of an ancient Quaker
family in the time of William Penn,
GeneAl Butler enlisted in the Ma
rina Carps before teaching the age
of seventeen, snd won a commission
whan he was still two months short
of kj* seventeenth birthday
The record of his life since that
jjytiine reads like the pages of a story
of adventniaT - -y wt- S y .;<?'
I# "Daring hie service General Butler
haa won commendations and decora
a soldier. For personal bravery In
?.* action against the enemy he received
the coveted brevet promotion and two
- ? Congressional Medals of Honor, the
? 2 tfehest decoration within the gift of
Sir ?? ?
Btabeth City, Jan. 9.-Th? first
u- vau^ufc I
To Clean Up Tow*
Gen. Smedley Butler, CJ. S. Marine
Corpe, luu been granted a year far
lough by I'res. Coottdge upon the re
quest of Mayor Keudrick of PhUa- ?
delnbia,#40 act u Director of Pub
lic Satqty and ciean the terns of vfct
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Law Breakers On Run
In Philadelphia Report
Philadelphia, Jan. 11.?An exodus
of gamblers, bootleggers and other
notorious characters of Philadelphia's
underworld was reported in full swing
today as a result of Brigadier-Gen
eral Butler's orders to Philadelphia
police to clean up the city within 48
hours after he had been sworn in by
Mayor Kendricks as director of public
Raids by police yesterday afternoon
and this morning, revealed that many
disorderly houses had already been
closed and proprietors had left the
city. Colder saloons which had prom
inently displayed "Never Closed^' .
signs were shrouded in darkness early
today and not a drink was to be had
in those establishments which have
generally been blamed for flooding
the city with poisonous liquor.
AT THE ROTARY CLUB.
Tuesday evening was "Educational
Night" at the local Rotary meeting
and the principal speaker of the eve
ning was Rotarian John T. Thorne
whose talk on "Education in Rotary"
was most J?elpful and enlightening to
the members present. As chairman
of the Educational committee, Mr.
Thorne outlined the educational pro
gram for the Club during 1924.
A sumptuous fried, chicken dinner
was another enjoyable feature of the
SOCIAL CALENDAR ADDED^
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The Enterprise in adding a "Social
Calendar" to its columns is giving to
subscribers a feature which It hopes
will prove of benefit and great con
venience. All meetings ^ and social
functions wilt be presented a week
abead. and may prove valuable if kept
for future reference. ; V
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-0:. RAPIST CHURCH M
D. E. Hill, Pastor. ;,u'
Sabbath school, *:? a. m.
Morning worship, 11KW a. m. M
B. Y. P. U. service, 6:45 p. m.
Evening service, 7:30 p. in. ISP I
Mid week prayer service, 7:30 p.
m., .Wednesday. ?' " I
The pastor's subject for Sunday
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RANKS SECOND IN
Total of 1,016,308 Bales Were
Ginned in State Prior to Jan
Washington Jan. 9.?Cotton ginned
prior to January 1st, totaled 9,807,13?
running bales including 234,723 round
bales counted as half bales, 18,639
hales of American-Egyptian and 776
bales of Sea Island, as compared to
9,597,330 running bales, including
166,072 round bales counted as half
bales, 28,498 bales American-Egyp
tian and 5,069 bales of Sea Island
ginned to January 1, 1924.
Ginnings by states were:
Alabama 594,764, Arizona 62,371,
Arkansas 608,230, California 39,765,
J Florida 13,454, Georgia 606,754, Louis
! iana366,757, Mississippi 613,253, Mis
! souri 103,103, North Carolina 1,016,- !
380, Oklahoma 622,034, South Caro
lina 781,541, Tennessee 221,416, Texas
4,084,733, Virginia 46,447. All other j'
Revised totals on ginnings this
season to December 13, have been
announced as 9,554,177 running bales. '
The report states that 15,169 gins '
operated prior to Decerpber 13th. J
U.S. House Eulogizes i
Late Claude Kitchin j
In Today's Session. j
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9th.?With (
the Senate still trying today to find
its way but of the tangle of selecting ,
a chairman for one of its committees j
the house spent its time in euligizing
the late Claude Kitchin, for years the ^
Democratic leader in Congress. Mem
bers in today's session honored the
late statesman with marked addresses
by a number of Republican as well as (
Democratic members, all paying high \
tribute to his life and efforts.
MR. JOHN H. FLANAGAN DIES ,
AT BIS HOME NEAR TOWN. '
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Mr. John H. Flanagan died at his j
had biten suffering for a number of j
months with a fatal malady and his ?
death was not a surprise to his many j
friends and relatives. <
Funeral services were held at the 1
home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock f
and were conducted by his pastor, r
Rev. 0. E. Fox, of the local Christian t
church, with the Masons performing \
the last sad rites. Interment was r
in the family burial ground at the r
old Flanagan homestead. ' t
,Mr. Flanagan was the eldest son of a
Mrs. Sheba Flanagan of this city and <i
the late J. H. Flanagan, Sr. Besides
his ^mother and wife, surviving rela- *
tives are two daughters, Majorie, <
aged 5 years; Mamie Smith, aged S; g
an infant son, John Jr.; three broth- J
era, Leon Flanagan of Greenville, S. t
C.; Jfam and Alfred of Fayetteville, "
and five sisters, Mrs. A. C. Turnage, f
Mrs. Elbert M. Tyson, Misses Myrtle, g
Thelma and Seba Flanagan, ^ -i
Mr. Flanagan was a. prominent g
and highly respected farmer of this e
county and a man of genial disposi- t
tion, a dutiful son, a kind and loving i
husband and father. He will be miss
ed among a wide circle of acquaint
ances in his neighborhood. i
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Father Told Him So.
Teacher?"How many seasons are 1
Iz?y?"Two?busy and duH." 1
DR. B(*?ER RR-j
His Son- Dr. McCain,
Succeed^flpi as New Head
of StateJSltitution. Gover
ernor Monwi Highly Pleased
With Bows Selection.
Raleigh.. Jaral-?The resignation of
Dr. L. B. ftgjnHfejhs superintendent
of the State jMjdtorium for Tuber
cular patientslwlhiiiitorium, was ac
cepted by the^Hnution's Board of
Directors in ejHlfe today, and Dr. P. [
P. McCain, sejflmw of Dr. McBray
er, and asst^flR superintendent of
the sanitoriurtiJpkelected to succeed
Dr. McBraye^^Efewad of the institu
tion, accordinftlll reports. ^ . 1
-The action Offi.thfc Board followed a
request made ttffik time ago by Gov.
Cameron Morrpan that Dr. McBrayer
be removed as Kef the sanitorium
because of 1 of guilty in Hoke
superior court In 'charge of trading
with himself injgn official capacity.
"I am hj(^d)^Bpfied at the elec
tion of Dr.Mc<&n as superintendent
jf State SanitSun," declared Gov.
Morrison when Wormed of the action
>f the board oi the institution. "I
iave the highesA^ard for his ability
is a specialist ]pi the treatment of
tuberculosis andmfcm sure his election
means a spiendijppirit of cooperation
n conducting IfHalfairs of the sani
jpment to the hlfchest point of effen
torium, which ^Kmake for its de
velopment to H highest point of
The examitivf^Hl nothing to say
with regard ^^Hffinpiatfon of Dr.
Mrs. J. W.;Lovelace/ The subject' 1
itudied at this time was "A New Day (
n Brazil," and a talk on "The Sign ,
>f Christianity in Brazil," made by j
lire. B. B, Slaughter was very im
>ressive. Reports of the year 1923,
nade by the presiding officers, of
he different organizations fostered
>y the auxiliary, were splendid and j
nost encouraging. One of the com- ,
nittees reported food and fruit sent <
o a most needy family, and upon its \j
uggestion of'clothing also, this body <
lecided to procure necessary apparel. ]
Among the committees appointed
ras the church committee on which \
vere placed Mesdames D. R. Mor- (
ran and Walter Jonesr At this time
drs, Slaught? expressed her gratis
ude and that of her husband fpr the
pounding" snd the new furniture
or the parsdnage which has been
;iven recently by this organization, j
Lfter which Mrs. D. R. Morgan was j
riven a rising vote of thanks for the ,
efficient way in. which she managed
he sale of the fancy work in the an- ;
mal bazaar held in November. ,
Her View Beat
U a beauty'I am no atar-*
fhere are otherp more hendsppie by
Jut my face?I fion't mind it,
?or I am behind it,
Phe people te front the jar. ? i
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newsy items of h
falkland, n. c.
Falkland, Jan. 8.?The Christinas
holidays passed very quietly but
happily in Falkland. The church's
celebration was a "White Qift Serv
ice" on Christmas night, when gifts
were" brought to the church for the
Barium Springs Orphanage, and a
program of Christmas music and
readings was heard. The Christmas
tree for the Sunday school was giv
en in the school auditorium on Fri
day night, December 21st' On the ?
following Friday, night the Christian
Endeavorers gathered in the school
building for an old time social. Old
fashioned games, stunts and various,
pranks followed by refreshments in
the form of fruits and candies.
Holiday visitors in Falkland were
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dupree, Jr., of
Farmville;. Miss Reid Parker, Mr. J.
F. Parker, Jr., of Winterville High
School; Miss Mattie Moore, of Rich
mond; Mrs. Blanche Weeks, Miss
Lucy Moore, of Farmville; Mr.. Da
vid Morrill School for Deaf at Mbr
ganton; Mr. and Mrs. Manning, of
Bethel; Mr.. Louis Crisp, of Pikevilte
High School; Mr. George B. Crisp,
of N. C. State College; Mr. and Mrs.
Chester Langley, of Sumter, S. C.
Miss Alice Newton of Kinston, is
visiting her mother Mrs. Anna New
Miss Lucy Crisp spent last week
end in Roanoke Rapids.
The friends of Mrs. Susie Robert?
son extend to her their sincere sym
pathy in the loss of her sister of
Washington, whose body was laid to
rest in the cemetery at Falkland
Tuesday, January 8.
A clipping from a Birmingham pa
per brings the news that the student
body of the University of Alabama
presented "Hustling -Hank" Crisp
with a Ford sedan as a Christmas
gift Coach Crisp, who is the son of
Mj\ and Mrs; Sellers M. Crisp, of
Falkland, has been a member ef the
eoochiiig staff at th^ University of
Alabama for three and ? *&***&!
and is known to the students J#
school library were brought in, mon
ey given to buy others, and much
general interest aroused.
COLDEST IN FIVE TEARS,
Freezing temperatures prevailed In
this section of the state Saturday,
and Farmville experienced one of the
:oidest days on Sunday sine# 1918.
With the thermoneter registering 8
iegrees above zero, low temperature
records 'wefg replaced by newones.
Rising temperature Monday relieved
the wute sftijtton and Tuesday pk>v
jd quite pleasant and comfortable.
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CIRCLE if PRESBYTERIAN
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Mrs. R. A. Bynum was hostess to
Circle No. II of the Woman s Auxll
ary of the Rresbyterian church Won
The jrtydy. for the after ton was
Mid-China and Mrs. Byntim waa lead
Mr. A selection, "Mr, Wong's Bra
ten Idol," was read by Mrs, Hob*
good Stark, and some interesting
Christmas letters from China read
try Mrs. Sarah Hassel while Mrs. Guy
Moore gave the history of Mid
y After the asual routine of business,
the meeting adjourned,
Shannon Payers Make 5'
J^plendjU Imjiression -
In Wilson ?his ^ek
\ "T- 'riilii. ' ' ' ( ? i
A most cordial reception is being- '
accorded the Shannon Placers this
week who are appearing at the Wilson
Theatre to. a three-day engagement
with an exceptionally fine program I
of high class shows. Their condnd- ''
ing performance win take place to- '
night and indications are that anoth- '
er crowded house will be on hand to J
greet; jthem. v'
The Shannon Players are well *
known in Wiirfpn. When they were '
hero last year they donated the en- 1
tire receipts of ohe of their matinee 1
prformances ^mttoonting to about *
six hundred dollars?to the wido^r of 1
[ Police Officer Sykes who was killed. 1
in the performance of his duty. This 3
helped to establish their popularity <
locally on a firm basis although,the 5
merit of theft plays and their acting
alone would have won popular ap- i
proval for them. (
Few companies that ever have *
shown in Wilson have attained the i
popularity which is being felt here |
for Mr. Shannon and his players.
All seats were sold Monday night, <
the opening night of their perform- I
ance, and another large audience was *
oh hand to see the cast in "Pollyan- o
na" last night The show was ex
ceptionally well presented. Miss a
Pearl Olson made a most appealing s
Pollyanna and won much applause, t
Harry Shannon, In the part of Jim- f
my Bean, wa? a bean Ifor fair and m
kept the audience in roars of laugh- 0
ter. His acting is without effort arid
always goes over big. Don Palmer i
made* a' splendid impression in ither t
part of John Pendleton, while Miss t
Charlotte Temple as Nancy, Pant 't
Jackson as Mr. Cregg, Fred Zihtj as r
Mr. Carroll; and Dr. Chilton and Wal? e
ter Potts as Bleeker, were alj good $
"The Convict and the Girt," a mel-; h
odrama of intense power will be the?
concluding attraction tonight. It is n
one of the best shows staged by the- r
Shannon Flayers and ts bound to< o
make a big impression here. t!
?Wilson Mirrow. tl
The Shannon Flayers will be .at p
Riatto Theatre, FarmviUe; three; tl
nights, beginning Monday January ,
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FOR RENT? Six Roam House oni q
Wilson street, with water, lights and' fl
bath. Apply to G. A. Rouse, Sec*y ii
Farmvlll# Building 6 Loan Asso. tl
Offers to Law* PMjwp&for a
Period of 50 fort flnm
of ?%ooo,ew ,a>m?0j. ,?? 4
P" CeJSt lqteceet oB^Eptlre
Investment Made, to <Srofn
Weitt at Completion Wilson
Dam in July, 1925.
Washington, Jan. 1ft?A-fcew-" offer
to the government for the hydtotelec
trci power of Mueeler Shoaia, provid
ing for the manufactory .of fertiiser,
ias been tendered by nine t^afcociated
?ower (companies of the Sqetfcd
The language of the e?lr describes
the proposal as one "to .pcmft the
jse of a substantial part-of the power
tor the production of fertilise*; to
riacfe the Muscle Shoals power under
he protection and regulation^ of the
'ederal water poweriact; to enable the
government ,to collect, daring a;fifty
rear period, approximately $100,000,
)00 in rental and still retain owner
ship of all its properties."
The companies associated in mak
ng the offer to the federal pcwer
?ommission are: The Columbus Eleo
ric & Power Co., The Carolina Power
i Light Co., the Yadkin River Ppwer
>o., the Asheville Power & Light Co.,
The North Carolina Electric l*ower
:o., the Tennessee Power Co., the
demphis Power and Light .Co., the
tiabama Power Co., and the Central
f Georgia Power Co.
The offer was madd in response to
i request from the federal ddmmls
ion to this companies of 'what price
he government probably could secure
or the hydro-dleetric energy *hich
rill become available on completion
f the Wilson dam 1n Jply^ 1925.
The nine associated companies pro
ceed to organise a company to lease
he plant for fifty years urtddr the
erritr of the federal water poweriact;
o agree to pay to the gorernment a
efctol- sufficient to meet all Utima
irs, tf the government InstalBs eight
ontemplated generating units in the
On this sum the proposing compa- _
les offer four per cent, which" would
eturn to the government in the Wuy
f rent, two million dolkrs a year. If
be government should install more
ham eight generating units th? com
anies woqld, accordingly, increase
heir return to the government.
After the submission of the offer
pday, Mr. Hull, in a statement, fle
ered' the flord offer "utterly inade
date" and of "doubtful possible bene
t* by comparison. He said he would
introduce an appropriate resolution in
he house. .. .. .?
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A STEADY INCOME FR?i CREAM.
LOUISIANA WOMAN PROVES VALUE OF CREAMERY
INI COTTON SECTION.
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When 4 uroman, living in. a com
munity suffering from depressed
(prices for opttbn, sugar and. lice, can
realize $372.86 in cash within four and'
one-half, months from fifteen cows in
thin summer in addition to sustaining-*
hogs, calves ond chickens f^n sklm
milk, the virtue of acreamery in a
rural section ft established Mrs.
Mary Pierce, residing near Lecompte,
Louisiana, is the person in question,
but both men and women, deriving
similar benefits from; creameries in
this state are a multitude if we art.
to. accept a statement of E. W. Nfa
sham, acheese specialist, to the effect
that the danry cow ft saving Louisiana
from bankruptcy since the ravages of
tfwboll weevil started. J\ ;i
"We have-had. a Jhard row to hoe'
in converting soft* of the fanners in
to seilftg Sheir cream and feeding the
skim-milk te either chickensor hogs,''
wii^e Mr. Neasharo in a report to
the . states relatione serviegfof the
United States department of :agrioul
turq^^They seem to think ..that all.
theft; milk is eream check wfcleh they
re^iwe^)rem thf ^rtgW^y^wFortu
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milk bam and have the best help that
can be hod for the milking. Calves,
pig? and chickens are fed from the
skim-mflk and the amount ($872.86)
which I have received since the open
ing Of the creamery been a week
ly income and the main dependence
to run the place. I hope the. cream
ery continues and meets with more
success than you anticipate. It has
been a boon to ine." , V
. The .cash income of $872.86 re
ceived by Mrs. Pierce represents sales
of cream for a period of four and one
half months, while the skim-mi** fed
to the hogs, calves and chickena; rep
resents an addftena) rom of tlW.W.
TWa (income was derived from a herd
of fifteen tp twenty coirs tioriaf the
summer months, this woman operat
ing a farm of 150 acres. The cream
ery at Alexandria, whiih h??. Pierce
patronizes, is ? project undertaken by
a group of business men fortghg a
stock company. The farmers in the
vicinity nt Alexandria Were visited by
a representative of tl^dairy ?ten
dairy ani mals agreeing to mi Ik ,1,200
cows. The s^^ de
ger of the plan?. ThO project^was
W6r$ * tU
?of iKiUSii- xi wt