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New CM Has
To Be Known as The Methodist
Methodist Mens' Club?Starts
With More Than Fifty Charter
Members?T. E. Joyner Elect
ed President?Meetings To Be
About 50 men met in the aining
room of the Graded school Friday,
evening, March 14, at 7 o'clock for
the purpose of organizing a men's
club. The meeting was called to or
der by the pastor, Rev. B. B.
Slaughter, and T. E. Joyner was
elected temporary chairman, and G.
M. Holden temporary secretary.
After singing "America" the men
sat down to a most sumptuous chick
en dinner with "accessories to match,"
prepared by the Young Ladies' Mis
sionary society of the Methodist
Several very interesting and help
ful speeches were made at the close
of the supper. Mayor M. V. Horton
made a splendid talk on the subject:
"The Needs and Benefits of a Metho
dist Men's Club in Farmville."
J. W. Ix>velace made a very fine
talk on the subject: "The Loyalty
of the Men to the Church," and Rev.
B. B. Slaughter spoke on the subject,
"The History and Purpose of the
Methodist Men's Club."
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A male quartet composed of E. F.
Huffines, B. C. Barbee, Murray and
Hunter, furnished some very en
joyable music for the occasion.
Miss Goldie Shiflet performed at
the piano and it goes without say
ing that the musical end of the pro
gram was well done.
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very interesting talk to the club and
in his talk he told the club what a
fine, loyal Set of Texas boys he had
here on the read force. .
The dub: was launched w*tb ?
membership of 46! TTis permanent
organisation was then formed. A.
C. Monk, L. M. Cox and J.'W. Love
lace were appointed as nominating
committee and brought in the follow
T. E. Jooyner, president; Judge J.
Loyd Horton, nee president; G. A.
Rouse, secretary; J. W. Lovelace,
treasurer, and L. M. Cox, historian.
These elective officers appointed
the following committees: Member
ship committee, G. M. Holden, chair
man; J. T. Thorne, J. W. Lovelace, J.
B. Joyner ami W. ?L Jones. Program
committee, A. >W. Whitaker, chair
man; M: V. Horton and. G. A. Rouse.
Music committee, E. F. Hufflnes,
chairman; B. C. Barbee and L. M.
Cox. Local actjye committee, J. Loyd
Horton, chairman; W. B. Wooten, M.
L. Eason, L. A. Futford and J. G.
Smith. Sunday School committee, A.
H. Jevner, chairman, E. L. Russell
and A. C. Monk. Entertainment
committee, Haywood Smith, chair
man; R. A. Fields and J. M. Christ
The dub decided to meet once a
month, Friday following' each second
Sunday. After a very enthusiastic
meeting and enjoyable occasion the
club adjourned to meet April 18 at
7 p. m.
All Methodist men whose member
ship is in or out of town, all Meth
odist inclined and loyal friends of the
Methodist church, 18 years old and
over are eligible to membership.
What the RoS^sry, Kiwanis, Civitan
and Lion dnba mean to ckair busi
ness end the wktfare oi a town that
the Men's Club means to the chinch
ano community inrerww.
The puTpoae of the dab ie"t? pro
mote a wholesome fellowship among
the men, promote ^loyalty to the
church and community interests to
cultivate service for the church and
community, and develop Individual
leadership of all the men for publie
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On account of H^ln^ in the Moore
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LOCAL ROTARIANS GUESTS
OF GREENVILLE CLUB
ON MONDAY EVENING.
The Greenville Rotary club was host
to the other Rotary clubs of the coun
ty Monday evening at their splendid
club house in East Greenville.
Promptly at 6:30 a large number
of Rotarians took their places in the
dining hall of the club where a splen
did dinner was served and a fine pro
President Bob Wright offered a
hearty and cordial welcome to the
guests on behalf of the Greenville
club and appropriate responses were
n.ade by Grady Dixon, President, of
Ayden chib, and George R. Wheeler,
President of Farraville club.
The evening was market! by a num
ber of short interesting talks express
ing splendid sentiment. Thrilling
songs were led by June Rose who en
joys singing more than eating. There
were a number of special guests who
responded with witty speeches after
This get-to-gether affair was the
result of a movement to create a
warmer fellowship between the three
towns representing Rotary in the
county and these affairs will be con
tinued throughout the year.
Farmville, Greenville and Ayden
are not only related by the spirit of
Rotary, but connected by hard sur
SHOWER IN HONOR OF
Mrs. Walter Sheppard was hostess
on Saturday afternoon of March 22
at a miscellaneous shower in honor
of a recent bride of this city, Mrs.
Joab Tyson, formerly Miss Louise Er
vin ,of the Arthur section.
As the guests arrived at the home
they were met at the door by the ,
hostess and shown upstairs to the
cloak room by Mrs. Carl Tyson. Mrs.
Jack Taylor received the packages at
the foot of the stairs.
^ Mrs. Tony Lang and Mrs. George
Beckman served hot tea in the hall
as the guests returned from the cloak
Mrs. R. L. Martin and Mrs. Aliee
King had charge of the bride's book,
and the book, "Advice to Brides." All
There was a contest telling^ortheF
wedding and bridal tour of the newly
weds. The answers were names of
flowers.. The prizes for this contest
was the privilege of reading the ad
vice to the -bride. Mrs. E. C. Beaman !
enjoyed the privilege. Some saw fit '
to enlarge upon the advice already ?
given and drew upon their own ex- '<
periences, they said. ,
At this point a discovery was made.
Mrs. Alice King found a letter in the '
bride's book which said "open and ;
read." The letter directed her "to ^
look behind the clock for further in- *
formation. There another letter was
found, saying "open and read." This
letter said "If you want to find it
look on the desk," and so the story
continued, and excitement grew high
er until a letter was found in the din
ing room addressed to the bride. The
bride's letter told her. to get under
the umbrella and look out for the
shower. She started for an unbrel
la, which was suspended above and
back of a screen which stood in a
corner of the room. On removing the
screen she discovered'that the show
er was already there. A sewing ta
ble beneath the' umbrella was prac
tically filled with packages. Both .
pretty and useful gifts were found
opened a loud rap was heard on the
door, i Mrs. B. B. Slaughter, who was
standing near the door, asked S she
might answer the door. She secured
permission front the hostess, left.the
room and soon returned with a rolling
pin and letter from Mr. Jiggs. Mrs.
Slaughter read the letter from Mag
gie which expressed her-regrets, -at
not being able to attend the shewer
in^person she fety-it of so mnch j
importance tha| the bride get the
pr&per information she should have
about the use of tbe< nri^njg - pin.
"Submission of Man and" Woirtan's
Rights" was the theme of discussion.
It.'^afa well put. , . .? .
' The guests were asked Jplje. a
favor/from among the tmy pack
ages which hung by~gMep. a*dj*8ft
ribbons from the chandelier. Imme
diately, rice tbcwiand upon the
and mint^ were served before
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New MethodiBt Episcopal Church, Farmville, N. C.
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Hew Church Edifice
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At Cost of $65,000
The Above Picture Gives an Idea
Of Its Handsome Appearance
at Completion. First Brick
Was Laid March 17th. To Be
. Finished by Early Winter.
The outstanding building accom
plishment of the year for Faiwville
is possibly that of the new Metho^
dist church now under .construction
which was one of the first items on
the program of progress of the mem
bers of this organization and which
The building of this structure is
no longer an air castle for the plhns
have been drawn by Architect J.lK.
Greene, of .Birmingham, Ala.; the
building committee, composed of
Messrs. J. I. Morgan, T. M. Dail. and
John T. Thorne, have let the contract
to Mr. O. G. Galley, of Greenville;
the foundation has long since been
laid, and the walls of the basement
are now rapidly pushing their mas
sive forms out above the ground, sur
face. The first brick being laid on
Monday morning, March 17, at 8:00
o'clock, by Me9dames T. M. Da"il and
J. W. Parker.
- This mogprn and handsome house
of worship will adorn- the comer of
Church and Walnut streets, which is
an ideal location for a building of
this kind. It is situated on one of
the principal residential streets of the
city, hnd only two blocks from - the
heart of the business center./
This church is being constructed of
red tapestry shale brick trimmed in
stone, the roof covered with slate or
Spanish tile, and will" be steam neat
ed. It will carry out the modern de
partmental, idea .with.respect. to ar
rangement of Sunday school rooms.
Th#> first floor will be used for this I
purpose, and will "contain an assembl y
I room and class rooms for a . complete
departmentalization from the begin -
liters through the intermediate grades,
and there will be lb rooms on other
floors for Sunday school purposes,
for woman's work and for league .
fori1 The Sunday school auditorium
JMtUI be so arranged as to be used for
social and get-together purposes, and
building will have many other at
The ladies of the Missionary soci
ety, who have been setting aside
fond* for .am. time ior throne,,
of purchasing a handsome pipe or- I
I gan, nqw haae on hand a sufficient
amount and this will be installed as
1 Tho^num; auditorium and
and will poasiS^Gke cafe of the con
gregations for a few years at least.
>^The church has an jtctive member
ship of soppe over two hundred, ^ch.
was dfettfed by Master Luther Thom
-':?r w%, nt s-1 ~ "A?
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Another building project is that of
the East Carolina Hallway Co., who
are remodeling their passenger sta
tion which was nsceptly damaged by
fire. This compgiy also purposes to
build a large brick freight depot on
WilsoiCWfct in the *>ear future.
T^e Monk Warehouse Co. is build
ing an eStem.sionfo thair already com
modious buihUhg. The extension will
be in the tear <^^^warehouse, and
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Dr. C. C. Joyher, one of our fore
most and prominent , physicians, is
having building material placed on
his lot on Contentnea street. He ex
pects to move his present house ami
will start immediate , erection of a
spacious dwelling on that site.
PLEDGE $2,235.00 ON
The Farmvilie charge of the Me
thodist Epsicopal Church, South,
Rev. B. B. Slaughter, pastor, lias ac
cepted. $2^35.00 as a minimum quo
ta to raise within five years for the
entire church of this movement is
$10,000,600.00, the income from which
is to be used for the support of the
aged and infirm ministers and wid
ow^ and orphans of ministers.
The campaign for the fund is be
ing directed by the board of finance
of the Southern Methodist church, St.
Louis, Mo., Bishop W.' F*McMnrry,
chairman, and Dr. Luther E. Todd,
.secretary. The latter has issued and
sent to all pastors a ^booklet, "The
Call of the Forgotten. Mljin," which
tells the j&ttoetic story of the gre&t
need, asics the church to] remember
him with substantial giving and out
lines-plans for raising the sum
sought. v fc- - i | ?
According to reports received by
the toar^ papiolal charges
have up to this time accepted itipi
mum quotas asked of and many
of them have voluntarily increased
ihe amounts.Several ? large individ
ual gtj% have alreftfif fieen an
nounced and others arj>d expected.
There, are over 000 of the j^Htf
preachers, many of them lioneer $r
mm re whb rode tHr^ugh storm
an<l s?nphine, thru Wiifai and. iifa
mer, day and night, toj^eirNTe'hu^i^tV'
jty an^/the ehunBt, 13001 yidows mid
600 orphans, many V|fP ami ?V-C
jjpg jin * little better povferty.
!they. , never forgot duty ; and ] jfie
chtroi foimr^lngle^iiiJtojWmt, | *nd
there is no* evidence o? all sides ti&at
the church s at last thoroughly aldjke
^ WINS -PRIZE FOB j;
| Little Miss ijL Norman, dnrtfor
..Miss Case will give a song recital at
the Eastern Carolina Exposition m
Kinston on Monday night April 7th,
beginning at 8:2$0 o'clock.
"A beautiful maid is a, cheering
sight to see," then a good look at
Miss Case ought to make the whole
world happy. Also, it is pleasant to
hear her sing. It is no news that she
sings with much charm, sometimes
with xlelightful fancy, and not infre
quently with serious feeling. -
ART EXHIBIT HERE SOON
The executive board of the Parent
Teacher- Association has recently
contracted with Elson Art Publish
ing C*, of Belmont, Mass., for an
exhibit which will be put on at the
school building on April 28 to May 2.
"Perhaps nothing produces so
much happiness as art, in addition
to the distinction which beautiful
paintings give to the home. Owner
ship o'f fine pictures bears eloquent
testimony to one's good . taste an<f
ever prove a source of interest and
delight. Selected from a vast art
storehouse, these pictures wilt cover a
most pleasing variety of interests
and ivill bring to you copies of the
most famous and. best liked of all
the world's if$i^rjj|ece.s.
Miss Mary Jerome Has graciously
promised the association to givetwo
short musical concerts during tihe
' More detailed accounts will be giv
, .? . atAJ ? ?
On Wednesday evening of last, week
fourteen members of the Episcopal
ehoir met at the home of Mr, and Mit.
J. W$ Joyner for the purpose of ..or
This was accomplished .and tlie fol
lowing ofRcers were elected: Mrs. J.
W. Joyner, president; Mrs. R. T. Mar
tin, vice-president; "Mr. 'A. S./JJynum,.
seeraarjr and treasure^.A cojhmittee,
composed of ,Messw.?A. 8. Hptufei,J.
b. Shackleford and Jk Warren, was
appointed by Rev. J. W. Heyes, as
temporary chairman, dor^he purpose
of drawing up a Constitution and By
Uws of the organization, theae to
be submitted at the he# meeting.
Various plana were outlined and.
who h&H 8 16T^6 ETUOUIlt OX ItlUSi^dl
THE SINGING CLASS PROM
OXFORD ORPHANAGE AT
SCHOOL AUDITORIUM APR. 9
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The singing class of the Oxford Otp
I)hanage will give: a concert in the
School auditorium in Farmville Wed
nesday night, April 9.
You qp doubt know something as
to the good that Has heretofore re
sulted to the various places these
children have visited, and we are con
fident that the effort to make the
forthcoming visit. a success, as 4e*U
us a blessing to our community Will
enlist your hearty support.
DISTJUCT GROUP AEETING
Old Sol showed a smiling face on
Tuesday morning, March 24, and the
District Group Meeting of the Wom
I ari's Auxiliary of tihe Episcopal
church was field in Emmanuel church.
This meeting which vfras set for March
11 4Fas postponed op account of in
clement weather. The 24th proved
a better choice and the pleasant
springlike day enabled every town in
this group to be represented.
An imptessive prayer service by
the minister, Rev. J. W. Heyes, fol
lowed the opening hymn and the
scripture lessen/ 1st John, 4th -chap
ter, was read by Mrs. Johnson, of
Winterville, and the slogan of- the or
ganization, 2 Tim. 2-15, was repeated.
Thirty-six women answered the
roll call and the towns-of the dis
trict were represented as follows: Ay
$en 4, Farmville .18, Greenville 7.
Grifton 3, Winterville 4. The organ
ization had a pleasant surprise . in the
presence of Mnfc J. G. Staton of Wil
liamston, diocesan president of the
Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial so
-j. Mrs. J. G. Cox, of Winterville, the
efficient president of this . grq'up;
-inade ta beaufiful talk on "Prayer,"
urging a^Her hearers to form prayer
groups and have a family altar arid
prayers in the home. ^
each meeting, these to be "answered
by appointed members at that time;
Rev. J. W. Heyes'then mmle a splen
did appeal to the women for the
study of "Creative Forces of Japan,'
during the Lenten seasop. This
study Is recommended by the Depart
ment of Religious Education and is
Ko!n?r afiiriiert evtansivplv in this dio
cese. Mrs. R. Williams of Greenville,
chairman of Edenton convocation also
urged that this study be given special
thought and prayer and in a short in
formal talk, discussed the assess
ments for 1924 and requested that ail
the churchps represented send dele
gates to the Young Peoples Confer .
ence to be hid In Greenville H this,
At the stroke of 12, noon day pray
ers fpr missions and for an increase
in the ranks of the clergy were of
Mrs. W. C. Askew of Farnrville,
then gave a Aketcfr of the Layman's
Movement in the diocese.
At 12:80 the assemblage waa in
vited to lunch which 'waa served 'in
the basement of the Christian church.
Lunches are brought by the members
and although the dinner is made a
small part of the. day's program it
always furnishes a period for social
ity and friendly intercourse.
At 1:30 the meeting was again
called Ur order and a splendid paper
on "-"Church Attendance" was read by
Mrs. W. H. Ricks of Greenville. This
paper was considered so fine by Mrs.
Ricks' hearers that, a motion was
made and carried to print it in the
Mission Herald tp which Mrs. Ricks
graciously assented. ? K . ; .X-,
Mrs- Staton then spoke on various
phases <?f women's work and ex
plained the' AixiHary Special. The
group was >red and delighted to
have Mrs. Staton present and j site
was wirtwed by the president that*
cordial welcome would ever await
1 l?*r..(j jffe ?.^!k
Mrs. .T, D. Cox of Winterville, fal
lowed WRh a helpful article on^Spifsi^
it-Power." After which the iiMjfcii
PROGRESSIVE BRIDGE CLUB
viPnAfl onii imff^n utawv OAPVAT) '? i
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Mrs, J. M, Wheless Elected As
Itefegate To District Mwling
To BeHfcMth dr^fll^Next
qua To Be Put ^ir 8dm?t?me in
iJune Discussed. v,a';
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The Parent - Teacher^ Association
held its March meeting omFriday af
ternoon last in the schobl aurfitonurii/
There was no program arranged "for
the afternoon as Mrs. Lula Ward, of
Greensboro, Interior Decorator, twas
expected to give a talk on this subject,
but bad been unavoidably detained to
the great disappointment of the large
number present, -Mn. B. S. Smith
was appointed to till the piftee on the
inspection committee in) the absence
of Mrs. J. M. Christman. ?
The Art exhibit to be held the last
of April was discussed anil the organ
ization was delighted to hear that
Miss Mary Jerome would give sev
eral sho.rt musical (concerts in con
nection with it.
In the regular room roll call1- the
1th grade, " Mrs.' Florence '-ThOrne;
teacher, won the picture for the
The Community ChatauqUd tb be
given under the auspices of the Asso
ciation in June was discussed.1 Mrs..
J. M/ Wheless was: elected as delegate
to represent this organhtafcion at the
District meeting of Federated dubs to
be held in Greenville in April. A re
port of $800 worth of Lyceiiin- tickets
sold was given by the president; Mrs.
I. M. Hobgood. Miss Annfe "Wflpns
was appointed to select prize picture
at the Art exhibit.
: The annual election of M&Sw then
took place and the following were
elected:' Mrs; E. A. Fields, president;
IWRS. G. A; ? f*"
: ? MATRONS CLVK
Tuesday afternoon Mrs. G, A. House
charmingly entertained the Merry Ma
trons club at her home on South Main
? The reception rooms were most at
tractive and spring-like with sprays
of'peach blooms arranged in an artis
tic manner. 0 . " ?
t ?, The achievmentaof. the club .during
the past* yepr were discussed and a
report arranged for the District meet
ing of the State Federation of Wo
mans clubs which Vill be held fix
Greenville in April. . The club also
dismissed some civic work to be done
in 'the summer And an investigating 9
committee, composed' of Mesdamcs J.
I. Morgan and G> M. Holdeo? was ap
peintod,tfo. 4ahfCr jriiJ* <toweiii|i#cials
and decide upon some specific, work
which will be of benefit to Jh?Mo\vn.
A social hour followed during which
delicious refreshments consisting of
froxeri fruit salau, saltlnesk pickles,
cheese straws and hot coffee were
served by the hostess, assisted by
Mesdames . G. M. Holden and Taylor
Marrow/ A tiny green or pink candle
on each plate signified the.birthday of
the hostess without revealing any
.As she bade her guests good-bye,
Mrs. Rouse handed each one an ex
quisite- lace. trimmed, parasol made of
crepe paper in the pastel shades with s
the remark thnt they would bo-useful
was a dainty powder puff.
SOCIETY, BAPTIST .CHURCH
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^The Woman's Missionary society of
the Baptist churrh held its regular
meeting on MontLy evening at 7:30.
The subjeet of study v/a.s "Our South
of pr^ytie. ^After yflfoMl scrip
ture lesson untr read by Mrs. Manly
interesting u|fc ?'Sfcjjfcto.
Missions In Byword Communities., .
war1 made bjWheless. v- I
Miss Annia Perkins followed with a
short talk, "Facing- Mountain^ Prob
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w&s ft-; fftftuit^ Of tne meetine.