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FIRST OFFICIAL I
ACTS TOWARD OIL
President Confers With Newly
Formed Special Council; and
Attorney Strawn Begins Col
lection of Evidence.
Washington, Jan. 30.?The govern
ment's first official action toward
prosecutiy of the naval oil cases was
taken to<jpy.. While the senate still
* debated the Walsh resolution, Presi
? dent CooBktge conferred at length
?i'with Silas H. Strawn, who with
Thomas W. Gregory, will act as spe
cial counsel for the government. Im
mediately following his conference
with the President, Strawn began the
collection of evidence.
Just before the senate renewed its
floor discussion, the oil investigation
- committee heard. f<nir physicians tes
tify that the present condition of
Former Secretary Fall would not
warrant his appearance at a public
hearing. The committee then decid
ed to send a medical committee of its
own to examine him.
E. L. Dobeny reappeared at the
; committee room during the morning
session and requested that the com
mittee hear him, but adjournment
until Friday was taken without his
being put upon the stand. Mr. Do
beny did not announce the purpose
of his rtftwrn to Washington. ?
Beside the Walsh resolution which
is expected to pass the senate today,
the senqte has on its waiting list a
resolution asking for the removal of
Secretary Denby and Attorney Gen
eral Daugherty; one proposing the re
assertion of title to oil lands in Cali
fornia'held by the Standard Oil com
pany, and one for the appropriation
of $10M60 for court prosecution
amended by the committee to provide
that the special counsel employed be
confirmed by the senate.
LATE NEWS NOUS
Greenville, Jan. 30.?The student
body ** Bast Carolina Teachers Col.
; lege wa? jtafflHM at the assembly
period Wednesday morning when
President Wright announced that aft
er an all day meeting Tuesday with
the building committee of the board
of trustees, he was able to say that
in alt probability all three dormito
ries now Under construction would
be completed and furnished before
comme?jement in June. He outlined
something of the plan of these build
ings and showed, with their comple
4 tion, Teachers College would have
the most modern dormitory facilities
to be found anywhere in this part of
the country. The students have
shown a keen interest in the develop
ment of the institution, and they
showed their enthusiasm at this an
nouncement by prolonged applause.
The completion of tire present pro
?~ ?^ii ft/ course, materially eh
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large the dormitory capacity of the
college, and make it poeaible for it to
serve a much larger student body.
President Wright also called atten
tion to the fact that under the xeor
ionization of the college program
and" courses of study which has been
? under way for the last three or four
years, the time has now come when
the work of the various terms is so
mufted^scf co-ordinated that stu
dents may enter at the beginning of
Wty of the four terms end do consec
1 dtive work straight through. This
means that'the^ rummer term, begin
4ung tips year, Fill be of twelve
#eeks #uration> and will have exact
ly the,bum value as any other term,
?-xjiigh school graduates, . under the
pkn, may enter in Jane, end by go
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-1*)* fWf>4 tnroagn tmn tfceir wars
: '-teacher to make enough teaching the |
? If fourth year to take care of the ex-1
I penses of the entire college course. 1
The iwltag i has already graduated
I Jf-students, in June, August aad Decern-j
iiher, which periods mark the end re-j
*?ipecthely of the spring, summer and j
if i*B terms. In a short, time it is ex
that the end
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; Washington, January 23.?Cprdell
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NAMED TO PROSE-n
CUTE OIL CASE.
Former Attorney General and
Chicago Lawyer to Represent
Washington, Jan. 30.?President
Coolidge last night announced the se
lection of Silas H. Strawn, of Chica
go, republican, and Thomas W. Greg
ory, of Austin, Texas, attorney gen
eral in the Wilson administration, as
special counsel to prosecute, the gov-1
ernment's cases growing out of the
naval oil inquiry.
Mr. Strawn is a former president
of the Illinois Bar association and is
at present chairman of the committee j
on legal education of the American |
Bar association. He conferred late
yesterday with the President, who
has known him for some time.
Mr. Gregory was .attorney general
of the United States from August,
1914, to March, 1919. It was said
at the white house that he would
leave Austin for Washington today.
The attorneys are expected to con
fer upon the arrival of Mr. Gregory I
the latter part of the week, and in
the liglft of evidence which has been
produced through the senate investi
gation and in other ways, determine
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which action snau pe ui&cu aim in |
what form, especially as to bringing
civil or criminal actions. The two
will hold equal rank and to them will
be left the selection of their legal
At the white house, where an
nouncement of the appointments was
made orally, it was indicated Mr.
Strawn and Mr. Gregory would serve
under the resolution pending in con
gress and be paid from the funds
therein provided for m a special res
olution in case the resolutions are
adopted. In such case, it was said
senate confirmation of the appoint
ments would be asked.
Falkland, Jan. 30.?Rev. A. J.
Crane, of Tarboro, who is at the head
of home mission work in Albemarle
Presbytery, was a visitor in Falk
land on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Geo. B. Crisp, who has been spend
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in* S iCW WJ'^ CM? liWUiv^ .
N. C. State at RaWghTuesday -ttrf
begin the work of the spring sem
ester. \ " -
The last issue of the high school
paper, "The Falkland Hi-Light," had
a wide circulation throughout the
county and has called forth much
favorable comment Miss Southall,
the county supervisor, having seen a
recent copy of the paper, requested
that extra copies sufficient for every
school in the county be printed at
the next issue, and this was done last
week. About 55 copies are printed
each time. A home made hexograph
being used as a printing press, and
there are a number of subscribers
outside the school.
On Friday night, January 25, a
regular meeting of the Parent
Teacher Association was held in the
school building. The program had as
its topic, "Recreation in the Home,"
was presented in the form of a one
act playlet representing an evening
in a home where reading, games,
music, candy making, etc., served to
keep the whole family happy. The
various forms of school' and com
munity recreation, reading, socials,
athletics, etc., were ably presented in
talks and papers given by Prof. Good
win, Miss Pattison, Maggie Brown,
Ruth Pittman, Glenn Scott tffid Brown
The Falkland High School Basket
ball teams are making an enviable
Srd for themselves. Cast; wee*.
? played six games, and wen them
-their opponents being Arthur,
clesfield and Crisp. On Tuesday
played two more games, and.
them both. These games were
Arthur at Arthur. " ' ; ^
i Friday night, February 8, the
I r School Glee Clubs will give ?
ert in the school auditorium.
ie many friends of Mr. E. C.
King are guttf to see him out again
I after several days of fiteess.
EPISCOPAL AUXILIARY >.
Members of the Episcopal Auxil
iary enjoyed a meeting* at the
home of Mrs. H. N. Batten Monday
aftenwn at 3|? o'clock.^ MSfe
discuased and an interesting account
o^^ .'Maskan Bishop's journey I
Delicious fruit salad was served tea I
j the course of the afternoon. #jl
Miss Ida Cowan of Durham, and
Mrs. C. W. Shackleford were guests
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^iTTrtfhn* s^rf^-'!ra^->fc ?
"Now for a sail over thp"North
P&K" say U. S. Navy Aeronautics
OkicEv u they joyfully repair
damage done the great dirigible
Bhenandoah in a battle against a
great Atlantic seaboard storm
which tore it from its mooring
tower at Lakeburst, N. J.. The
wonderful performance of the
great* rirship in its unscheduled
night nas quieted all criticism of
the polar flight this summer.
Photo shows danSr dona Shenan
doah when torn Sntower. Also
map of proposed jBw in flight to
FARMER IS HELD
WITHOUT BOND FQR j
ATTACK ON WOMAN
Wilson, Jan. 31.?Charley Reasons,
white farmer of Saratoga township,
was held without bond for the Feb
ruary session of the superior court
on a charge of attacking a white wo
man. The woman alleged to have
been attacked was 19 years of age
and the mother of three children.
She ^the^wife of a farme^f-^' Jttie
justice's court Reasons is alleged to
have come to the- woman's home and
after getting her husband drunk, to
have "made Improper advances to the
woman. She alleges that she resist
ed his attentions but that he held her
while the attack was completed.
The defense attempted to show
that the woman had voluntarily sub
mitted to the attentions of Reasons
in the-past, Dut this was vigorously
denied. She admitted, however, that
she hat? been separated from her hus
band but stated that they again were
living together. ,
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B. B. Slaughter, Pastor.
' Sunday school at 10 a. m. Classes
Worship and sermon at 11 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. Morning subject: "A
Friendly Church;" evening ; subject:
"The Church and Its Mission;"
Epworth League at 6:30 p. m. Miss
Susie ^Barrett, leader.
Stewards meeting .Monday, . 7:30
Prayer meeting Wednesday, 7:$0
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You are cordially invited to all
these services and will find a wel
come. . V.
PAPERS TO R^SfVE ?
SAME AKpriON AS 1
Mi CLASS MAIL *
Washington, ;*n. 30.?Beginning j
Friday newspap?^ will receive the
same treatment-?the mails as let- '
ters and other ftgt class matter un
der an order LsaKd today by Post
| master General jKy. The order said ,
I ?yj.? will m;
[^tfiffilmportant^pdfor reachflffiBjPy I
| in the; history of the service. It will
j greatly benefit those- who desire to
I have their newspapers placed before
them as early as possible. The move'
will keep the population in closer ,
| touch with the several fields of ac-. ;
tlvity. Under the new order newspa- i
pers will be made up in separate sacks ?
and plainly marked "newspapers."
Twenty-seven members of the c
| Christian -Endeavor "of the Presbyte- :
rian church enjoyed an inspiring
meeting on Wednesday evening when
Mrs. Sarah Hassell was hostess at t
hen home on Church street. I
The devotional services were led l
by Mr. John Hill Paylor followed by '
the regular routine of business. An 1
interesting talk was- made on the I
Christian Endeavor, its aims and pur
poses, by Rev. C. !k: Lawrence, the \
retiring pastor, who urged that the i
work go forward and the members i
remain steadfast^ Clippings of inter- j
est to the Endeavor were read by di'f- J
i ferent members. t
I The social hour which- followed was (
filled with contests, conversation and j
music, at the end of which delicious <
banana splits and cake were served
by the hostdss. .=
AYDEN CLUB NOW
ttjrd I |Pitt County Town Pre
sented Charter by District
Governor Tuesday Evening.
The Tarrttville Gub Attends
*' In Body;
one hundred represen- j
tatives of various Rotary clubs
ifaj.uri.oi.t this district attended ,
charter nigiit hi Ayden last night at ,
which tjtpe & charter, was presented
the Aydpn club with_ District Gover
ner Prank l*nz, delivering the pre- .1
sentation address. The members of I
the Parmville club attended in a I
The, meeting was presided over by i
Dr. G. G. Dixon, who delivered the
address of welcome. He was respond
ed to by President Robert H. WrigKt I
of the Teachers college. Represen
tatives of the various clubs were J
called upon for short talks. Dr.. C. 1
J. Ellen responded in behalf of the I
Greenville club, expressing in a most I
appropriate manner the pleasure de- i
rived by the local club in attending I
"charter night" and, wishing for the I
Ayden club a most successful future. I
Representatives of the Raleigh club c
extended an invitation to the various ]
clubs to attend the Thirty-seventh t
district conference which convenes in j
that city April 3-4.
The lie*t charter in this state will i
be presented to the Mount Olive club, j
and representatives of . that city ex- \
tended an invitation to those attend- r
ing the* ?yden. charter. presentation ]
to be present at the Mount Olive i
charter night. t
District Governor Frank Lenz pre- j
>ented the charter with a most inspir- e
,ng address. Dr. G. G. DLxon, presi- t
lent of the newly organized Rotary j
club, accepted the charter while J. a
It. Turnage, vice president of the c
club, also delivered an address ex- r
pressing ?he pleasure of the Ayden f
club of being a member of Rotary In- j
The affair took place at the Bever- c
y hotel and a most tempting turkey s
linner was served. The Ayden quar- t
/^olicrhfpd the eruests with several a
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elections, while a regular song fest r
vas enjoyed with Mr. J. H. Rose, ^
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Mrs. H. P. Moseley entertained
nost delightfully at a bridge party ^
Friday afternoon complimentary to j
ler house guests, Misses Orie Mose- s
ey of Kinston, and Nina Andrews #
The guests were welcomed most
graciously by the hostess and pre
en ted to the honor guests who are
:harthing sisters of Dr. and Mrs.
The lovely home was effectively .
iecorated with winter greens and five 11
ables were attractively arranged. In P
he center of each table was a tiny f
lower pot of trailing parlor ivy.- J
Phese were later used asltable prizes. c
Jpon the arrival of all the guests hot n
ea and cinnamon toast were served. 0
After seyeral progressions scores j*
vere counted, and Mrs! M. V. Horton 3
received a beautiful vial of perfume a
is winner of high score, and table
>rizes were won by Meadames A. S. "
3ynum, Taylor Marrow, M. V. Hor
?n, J. Y. Monk and J. L. Shackle
rord, while dainty boxes containing
ndividual powder puffs were present- ft
h! to the guests of honor.
Delicious ambrosia and cake were
served by the hostess.
, A TENDBR- /
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EVERY MAN OWES
THREE THINGS TO
HIS LOCAL BANK.
The depositor who wrote the fol
lowing letter, has given permission to
publish it- Has the ^thought he ex
presses ever occurred to you? Do
you agree with him ?
New York, December 19, 1923.
The Equitable Trust Co.,
37 Wall Street, New York.
Gentlemen: You have published
many advertisements about your ob
ligatiohs to me as a depositor. 1
think'It is time for one of your cus
tomers to write an advertisement
about his obligations to you, his bank.
As I see it, I owe you three things
?and money (at the moment, thank
:he Lord) is not one of them.
1.1 owe it to you, as well as to my
self, to maintain a good business rep
utation. To you because I expect you
:o demand this of?your other ;deposi
:ors. If I have business dealings with
i customer of. the Equitable I assume
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mat Decause ne is an i^quitaoie cus
tomer, he pays his bills, has regard
;o the sanctity of a contract, and is
ftherwise dependable. I cannot ex
ject you to uphold this standard on
;hc part of others, unless I" do my
>ersonal share in upholding it.
2. I owe it to you to maintain a
>alance on which you can make a
>rofit. I expect you to maintain con
venient offices, which means high
?ents, high taxes and other expenses.
call on you for a variety of serv
ces, many of which were never
hougjht of as a part of banking ten
'ears ago. You cannot meet these
xpenses and render these services
inless you are making money. If
'ou make no money on me, then I
.m riding on th5 backs of your oth
r depositors. I don't want others
iding on . back. I expect, there
ore, not to ride, but to walk and to
arry my share of your load.
3. I owe you an obligation to ac
ept your decision cheerfully, if you
ometime say "No." ^ If you haven't
he courage to say "fto" many times
day, and stick to it, I don't want my
noney in your bank. I expect you ,
o say "No" when you are invited to
lake speculative investments?be
uestionable loans, or to pay too high
? rate of?'interest, or to lend at too
ow a rate. * J
I want all the interest I can get; j
nd all the accommodation I can get.
Jut first of all I want to be dead !
ure that what money I have with
nKoAlnfoIw ooff* Tf; wn't bfi <
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afe unless you are conservative. And
ny man or institution that is con
ewative- must necessarily say "No"
very day. If ever you say it to me, i
herefore, I owe it to you to believe
hat you are saying it because it is
n the best interests of all your de- I
ositors of whom I am one.
This is a straight from the shoulder ;
ittcr. We believe the spirit of fair
ealmg which it represents is emi
,ently characteristic of the customers i
f this bank. We are! proud of thir
pirit^and grateful for it. It has
een a very big factor in the Equit
The above could also be applied tc
s as well as The Equitable Trust
THE BANK OF FARMVILLE.
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IRS. HARRIETTE W. BYNUM
DEAD AT AGE OF 83
The, funeral of Mrs. Harriette W
lynum who died Sunday morning at
he age of 83, was held at the home i
ear Farraville, Monday afternoon at :
! o'clock with Rev. D. W. Arnold of
'armale, her former pastor, who was
;reatly beloved by her, conducting the
ervices. Burial was in Forest Hill
emetery, this city. The pall bear
rs who were grandsons, with one
xception,?were Messrs. J. T. Bynum,
tcnry Bynum of Tarboro, Ralph By- )
urn, Jalma Bynum,. Moses Turnage
nd Willie Barretf , '
? Mrs. Bynum survived her husband,
. T. Bynum, by SS^ears. She was
efore her marriage, Miss Harriette
Villiaros Hines, daughter of Rev. Pe
er E. Hines, an able and prominent
)isdple minister, who helped estab
ish the present church here. And
he had long been a devoted worker
nd consistent ipember until ill health
laimed her 20 years ago. Through
hi3 long period of suffering she
ras ever patient, exemplifying in
very way the highest type of sweet
She is survived by two daughters,
Irs. Moses Turrtaigef of Bath, Miss
Lddie Bynum and' three sons, P. J.
tynum, A. C. Bynum and Benjamin
Mrs. Bynum was much beloved and
iil|-be missed by a large Circle of
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? CA_ OF THANKS
We take this method to thank all
hose who were so kind and thought
ul to us durfng the illness and death
f our mother, Mrs. Harriette Bynum.
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ON TAX BAT??.
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Republicans Working Out i In
come Rate Schedule5 of ^Fheit
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Washington, Jan. Sl.-r^urther' re
vision of the. income tartrates was
undertaken today by. the -republican
members of the house and ways com
mittee after their break: -with The
democrats during yesterday's consid
eration of revenue bill.
A reduction in the 1923 taxes,
which are payable this year;* wag vot
ed yesterday by the majority irjefir
bers, and they decided po Wo^'j&rft
an income tax schedule of ^meir* own
according to Chairman Gdeen, be
cause of the refusal of:tbe democrats
to acdept their offer to" compron^Se
and draft a non-partisan plan; Itep
resentative Garner, Texas, ranking
democrat on the committee, Insisted,
however, that the republicans have
offered no concrete compromise and
therefore'none had been peffa^ed. *
The cut in the 1923 taxes came a's
a surprise, neither, the Mellon or
Garner plans providing Tor reduc
tions to take" effect before this 'year.
Representative Hull, a member . df
the committee,.and chairman of 'the
democratic national "v committee, Said
last night the democrats had intend
ed to present a similar proposal in
the form of a joint resolution. so. tfiAt
it might be considered and passed
before March 15, when.the first tri
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stalmenfs on last year's taxes are
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CROSS OF CHRIST HELD UP
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BEFORE CONGREGATION BY ?
The old but ever new story.- of Jtbe
cross was the stirring- message
brought by Rev. C. A." Lawrence, re
tiring Presbyterian minister, to a
large congregation at the Christian
church here Sunday evening. rHis
subject was- "God ? Fprbfo that J
Should (jSlpry Save in.thei Cross of
Jesus," and for forty minutes l?e,ap
farewell to one of the .best-men,wno
has ever "lived in .tieir riu^srt "Tte
service was in charge of jB$v. 0. ~!fc.
Fox, chairman of the ministerial
board, assisted by Rev. B. B. Slaugh
ter of the Methodist church. ^Ttfe
collection, which anfc'^nted to $23.00,
was presented to Wfr. Lawrence.
The special choir madfe up tif voices
from the church choirs of tiie tdWn,
rendered excellent selections; ATbead
tiful anthem, "Seek-%e-''the ,J$o/r&"
was used, the obligato -'b&Wg1 render
ed by Mrs. R. A. -"Bynum. :MissrWa?y
Jerome's solo, "6 'Divine Redeetfiei*,"
and a duet, "Ridse Me, Jesus, ^to'Thy
Besom." by-Mrs. J.'W-. "Joyttor, and
Mr. John Dwlght ffolmes, with
cert refrain by the choir, were-great
Ivr on inW/i'. ?
Mr. Lawrence land his f&ifl^Jyjleft
Thursday for .Richmond, Va., 't'o be
jin his. pastorate at Qyetbrook
:hurch, which has a itt0mber&hln of
259 and is a fine field 'fn a progres
sive part of the city.
The churches cf both Farntyltle'rlnd
Falkland have progressed pntler'the
pastorate of Mr." Lawrence but more
especially has" "the " Falkland - church
taken on new life and'"gone forward
"n every phase of CfrHBtiair Siftivfty.
A new church"' has" l>een " built, a
Christian $ndeiavbr sbcfeiy-and 'a
splendid Womihs Auxiliary ^Pifcan
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Poker?"Don't your wife eVer thiss
Chip?"Why yes, once^i'n aching
while, but 111 have you knbw that gal
is a pretty sure shot"
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