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Four Hundred Attend Con
vention of Women in Raieigh
"Women Factors in the World's
Work" Subject of Address to
Federation of Woman's Clubs
by the President, Mrs. Palmer
Raleigh, N. C? May 6.?Disposing
of of the preliminary business
with meetings of the executive board,
the trustees and directors this after
noon, the twety-second annual conven
tion of the Federation of Woman's
Clubs of North Carolina opened here
tonight with more than four hundred
women from all sections of the-State
in attendance, representing every
county and virtually every hamlet in
Mrs. Palmer Jerman, of Raleigh,
president of the State Federation,
formally opened the convention. Ah
address of welcome was made by
Mayor Culbreth on behalf of the com
munity, while a welcoming speech
also was made by a member of the
Raleigh Woman's Club, hostess club
to the convention. After the re
sponses, the annual address of the
President was made by Mrs. Jerman.
Mrs. W. T. Bost, of Raleigh, read a
telegram of welcome to the Federa
tion from Mrs. Josephus Daniels,
president of the Raleigh club, who is
ill at Baltimore.
Women have become factors in the
world's work and. today are face to
face with the responsibilities of citi
zenship, declared Mrs. Palmer Jer
man, president of the North Carolina
Federation of Women's Clnb*, speak
ing before the twenty-second annual
convention of that body here to-night.
The speaker urged the use of the
"sacred obligation" as a means to
bring to pass all the measures that
the Federation had fostered for the
welfare of the State, and declared it
to be the duty of every wife and
mother, who holds the home sacred,
to vote at the elections for officers
who will safeguard that home, protect
children through laws governing edu
cation, health. social relations and
fcbhK r :
bf the 'dubs ^fth the State depart'
i??t? that tales up work fostered
by the Federation rather than to con
tinue such work independently. She
stated that, its real purpose was to
concentrate the strength of the women
at the State for purposes that were
of benefit to the State as a whole ami
to the social welfare of all its citi
zens. To accomplish many ideals of
the organisation, it was asserted, that
the ballet must be used.
The humafi element in the State's
and government's affairs wad declar
ed to overshadow all other considera
tions and. It was asserted that in
North CaxWtoa the women would ask
and demand a continuation of the
progressive policies of education,
health and social welfare. ?
"Club women bgte^lttgg ^
the seeurin? of miny forward steps,"
said Mrs. Jerman; "but wev have not
yet secured all that we want for the
people of the State. We have, not
secured the mmitimm eight months
school term, and otiteg ilSteacy per
centage is too ki&there tew com
munities without a pubBe health nurse
and public welfare must be kept above
Mutieaa politics, so the end is not yet
There is a challenge to dub women
to attain greater things.
The predict relied attentionjo
bTurelells ^consSer the formation
tit. HJ?UreV| K#t Bflcrfcy choic^t Q.SC the
jut? tit "a
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I time in the history of the world that
I so needed the things of the Spirit.
I An age of materialism, going through
I the period of readjustment after a
I world upheaval that wrecked so many
I standards is finding itself anew.
I There are nearly three million mem
Ibers in our General Federation now.
I you visualize this as" a great
I channel through which is flowing in
I every community organized power,
I not for self, but to permeate the good
I things that shall abide?
I Perhaps the club woman's greatest
I contribution to this adjustment may
I be the steadfast holding aloft the
I ideals that made for a saner and
? sweeter life. Certain it is that the
I tangible things we accomplish will
I have little value unless we see in
I them the visable expression of spirit
lual force that is moving through all
Following Mrs. Jerman's speech,.
I the convention adjoudned for the eve
Ining in order to attend the first social
I affair of the four-day program, a re
Iception tendered by Governor and
I Mrs. Cameron Morrison at the execu
?WINS FIRST PLACE
I IN STATE CONTEST
Ijohn Dwight Holmes, Farmville
High School Boy Awarded the
Loving Cup in State Music
I Contest in Greensboro.
John Dwight Holmes, High School
Iboy of the city, won a silver loving
Icup in the State Music Contest for
I High School pupils held in Greens
Iboro May l?t and 2nd.
This contest included different
[forms of music, orchestra, glee club
I singing, vocal, piano and other instru
Iments. Mr. Holmes, who won first
Iplace in the tenor group, possesses a
llyric tenor of appealing sweetness
land a pleasing personality. He has
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Miss Lila Dell Flanagan, accompanied
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him to Greensboro.
Mka Flanagan, saprano* r?Bved
favorable comment from the judge,
Dr. Gartlan, Director of Public School
music in New York City.
MR. H. C. TURNAGE
Fountain, N. C., May 6?.?Maf 6th,
ia24,wifllong be remembered by the
children and relatives of Mr. H. C.
Turnage, who lives near this
for cm tha^date he celebrated his 800)
birthday by having a big brunswick
ttew and barbecue dinner at hia> love
? The dinner was planned by his good,
wife andchildren, and a hundred or
more invitations were sent but the ,
Relatives and a few of his immediate
Confederate' Comrades. About IWj
o'clock in the morning the guests be
gan to arrive iuid continued until the
dinner hour. ? - .vx--; ?!-; ?" 3-i^
About 1:30 the. spacious improvised
tables in the yard were spread with a
bountiful feast, consisting of bruns
wick stew, barbecue, cakes, biscuits,
bread, iced tea and other good things
and the guests invited out to dinner.
Mr. Waltbr G. Sheppard,
self proceeded to blow out the 80
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Sarah Sheppard, Mrs. Martha Joyner,
Mrs. Dicey Gainpr, Mrs. Julia Fields
and A. P. Turnage and Mrs. Seleta
Ann Moore who still live near Farm
The children of Mr. H. d. Turnage.
are the following: Mr. Floyd Turn
age and Mrs. Hardy Johnson, of
Fountain; Mrs. Sam Parker and Mrs.
Edgar Lane, of Pinetops, and Mrs.
Ethel Travathan, of Tarboro.
About 65 or 75 relatives and friends
enjoyed the honor of the occasion.
Among these were Mr.,and Mrs. A.
P. Turnage, Mrs. Seleta Ann Moore
and Mrs. Nan Smith, of Farmville,
Mr. John Lang and Mr. itatsh, all
youthful friends of Mr. Turnage.
JENNINGS BURCH BURRIED
Jennings Burch, youngest son of
Mrs. Ida Burch of this section, died
Monday afternoon in Fifth St. Hos
pital, Greenville, from injuries sus
tained in an automobile aceident which
occurred Saturday afternoon, April
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The young man was knocked un
conscic ns when his car struck a wagon
cm the hani M^ce road about a mile
The funeral was held Tuesday af
ternoon at the home place where just
eight weeks' before the body of bis
eldest brother, Warner; had been in
terred. Mr. Warner Burch was 63
phixiated at a boarding noose in Bal-.
timore, M<L, while receiving treat
Mr. Burch was a bright, intelligent
and splendid specimen of young man
hood and the sincere sympathy- pf the
whole community goes out to the
mother and1 family. He was a nephew
of Mrs. J, A. Mewborn of this city.
He thought it safer to write to the
girl's father, asking for her hand. He
was an ardent lover, but a very poor
speller, and his note ran: "I wapt
your daughter?the flour of your
"The flour of the family is good,"
replied the old man; "are you sure it
isnt my dough you're after?"
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J ast October Miss Anita Ercell
of ;.'t. Paul, Minn., gave her blood v
to save the life of Mrs. Wm, Mor
ion, a me 7o. Now, at the latter**
i'ect-"' she leaves her entire $200,
'0 ec.ute to the girl.
Insurgents Join wigflHpocnits
I - in Putting Over masuve as
Passed by the ftfaxi
mum Rates of Incfftle iHpS
Forty Per Cent.
Washington, D. C., May
i,laid to rest yesterday, with
tion by the Senate of the c
ocratic income tax subsjfljre.
The minority's schedpKpf xarwax
rates was, ni fl'ii ' while
its revision.& n^nrSOBH^as a
doptqd, 44 to 37. The l?gpblican in
surgents joined with the Democrats
in supporting the entire prdgram.
Chairman Smoot, of FjuoAnoe^
Committee, said; that, the bill
came up on final passage^he would
propose a compromise da'was done
in the House after
program first had "bejjj^approved j
there. He is hopeful thttne Senate ]
will accept the com^rbjiftigNl as' the'
House did. i
The surtax rates wrifbgfc into the
bill provide for a reduction of the
present maximum of 60^jSirt cent to j
a maximum of 40 per and for
corresponding revisions u|*long the
line. They are almost $mflar to
those adopted by the .Hou^,
? In adopting the Democratic substi
tute, which was offeredSby Senator
Simmons, of North C?^p* the Sen
ate moved with starting, rapidity.
The first vote came withro $ttle more
than an hour after consideration of
the taxi bill had been resumed. .The
others followed in rapid sweession.
Discussion of this, the hsrt of the
bill, proceeded in only desultory fash
ion for about an hour w$A .Senator)
Jones, Denocrat, New Mexico, de
manded la vote. There wer^less than
a score of Senators present.and lead
ers Non both sides held hurried con
ference; . Announcement then was
14 per cent ion incomes between $4,000
Surtax rates stert at onle percent on ?
$10,000 and graduate up t(n40 per
cent.on amounts inexce^s'iof $500,000.
Present Plan?Normal irate# 4 per
cent up to 8 per jcenkabbve.
Surtax rtitesjtfart at one per cent on
$6,000 and graduate up tol50 jfiir;cent
on amounts ili excess of $200,000.
Mellon Plan?Normal( rate#: 3 per,
cent on incomes under ?',000;[0 per
cent above $4,000. Surtax rates staH
at one per cent at $10,000 and grad
uate up to 26 per cent on amounts in
excess of $100,000.
House Plan?Normal rates 2 per
cent on incomes under $4,000; 5 per
cent on incomes between $4,600 and
$8,000 and 6 per cent above that
amount. Surtax rates start at 1 1*2
per cent at $10,000 and graduate up
to 57 1-2 per cent cn amounts in ex
cess f $200,000.
Advertising is the wagon that car
ries your goods to market!
Arrive next w*k
Rev. N. N. Fleming, Jr., of Wil
mington, to Conduct His First
Service Here.Sunday, May 18.
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Rev. Nathan Neely Fleming Jr.,
will arrive in Farmville Thursday to
to become, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, in fesponse to a unanimous
call which was extended to him sev
eral weeks ago. He will occupy the
pAlpit at the local church Sunday,
May 18th, preaching' his initial sei>
ftnon as pastor ox this church at the
11:00 o'clock service.
Mr. Fleming is a native of.Rowa>i
county axpi a graduate of Davidson
college, this state, and of the Union
Theological Seminary at Richmond,
Va., in the class of 1017. During the
same month of graduation he was
licensed by Concord .Presbytery and
ordained by Albemarle Presbytery in
Tarboro and installed assistant pastor
of Howard Memorial church with mis
sion work near by. In 1018 he became
pastor'at Rinetops which grew rapid
ly under his ministry from a member
ship of 63 with a budget of $464 to
a membership of 106 with a budget of
$2,400 in 1921, having in the mean
time paid oil" debt on the church and
erected a manse. Other points served
hy him are, Falkland, Bhice, Nahalah
and Scotland Neck..
A call extended him' from Delgade
and Winter Park churches of Wil
mington was accepted in Nov. 1921.'
These churches have added about 78
members each since that time and
contributions to the general church
hare grown considerably.
Mrs. Fleming was formerly Miss
Jessamine Booth, of Birmingham, Ala.
She specialized in voice at the South
ehureh here are planning and expect
ing a great day on May 18th to' wel
come their new pastor, having been
without a regular pastor since Feb.
1st, af which time Rev. C. A. Law
rence- resigned to become pastor of a
church in Richmond.
Mr. Fleming comes highly recom
mended and endorsed as a remark
able leader and a preacher of great
Ye American Family
Gibb: "Does Grind take any inter
est in society?"
Gabb: "No, he supplies the cash
and'his wife takes the interest."
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Answer The Child.
% "Father," said little Willie, "why
has my hair grown so much longer
than yours, when yours has grown so
rtuch longer than xpine?"
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COPIES OF THE MASTER.
PIECES WILL BE SEEN
IN FARMVILLE SOON.
Beautiful Carbons and Photog
ravures Will be Shown at the
Farmville High School from
May 14th to 17th.?An Edu
cational Opportunity With A
* Two-Fold .Advantage.
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Recognizing the- educational
advantages to be derived front
opportunities to see good art,
the Parent-Teacher Association
has arranged with the Elson Art
Publication Co,, Inc., of Belmont,
Mass, for an art exhibition of
two hundred pictures to be held
in the Farmville High School;
building here May. 14-17.
This collection, consisting in large
part, of carbon photographs, photog
ity to see a collection of *;the world'sJ
famous masterpieces of painting,
sculpture, and architecture.
Second?To make it possible for the
public schools to own a few of these
Why should this exhibit interest
Because, throughout the~ country,
people are awakening to the impor
tance and value df good art as crea
tive of a refining influence and in
spiring atmosphere?and, just so sure
ly as people toefcome familiar with the
best in art, just so quickly will the
chide in art be displaced through ap
preciation of something better. It is,
of course,' idle to suppose that one
shall -become a competent judge of
art simply through studying for a
time photographs of prints.
But what can and should be ob
tained is a large measure of appre
ciation. A work of art which is
really great will bear reproduction,
a&d even though this may not possess
the pleasure-giving pow.er of the origr
inal in a gallery three thousand miles
away, that measure of power which it
vdoes possess is well worth taking.
One cf the leading art critics df
qar own, John C. Van Dyke, says:- . ,
"You must look at pictures studi
ously, . earnestly, honesfy. It, will
take years before you cast come to a
fjull. appreciation of when at
lkst you have j|ou will be possessed
of one of the purist, loftiest and most
ennobBng pleasures that the worM
One great object of picture^'study
is that of'opening the eyes? to tbe
etd by others. This is the essential
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of insight, enjoyment, and inspire
LA WIN MOWKHS TO S
TAKE PLACE OF
State to Build Enormous Lawn;
Shoulders Along Paved Roads
to be Set in Turf; Part of Plan
fir, - r - -
. Beginning as soon as seed enough
cain be found for the business, the
North Carolina Highway Commission
will become the proprietor of the big
gest lawn in the State; being approx
imately 1,400 miles long and twenty
feet wide, according to plans approved
by Commissioner Frank Page and di
rected to be put into effect immediate,
ly. The work has already started in
the Fourth District, and is ready to
begin fn other districts.
The "lawn" will be sowed along the
shoulders of the 1,400 miles of paved
roads in the -State system, the ten
feet of soil on either side of the pav
ing being set in some tough grass
that will resist eroision, and not be
hurt by automobiles that leave the
paving in passing or for other causes..
It is believed that the entire program
will be well under way before the end
of the summer, and much of the mile
age completed. -I
Primarily the plan is. to simplify
the problem of maintaining the dirt
shoulders of the paving- slab. Trouble
has been experienced everywhere in
keeping a smooth -surface on them,
due to the fact that traffic leaves the
pavement; and a heavy rain will score
'them badly. The grass will save the
washing out of the shoulders, and in
a large measure prevent the rutting
of the shoulders by the tires of auto
mobiles that leave the pavement
1 Bermuda grass will be- used; since it
offers the greatest resistance to
weathering and to traffic, "Where if
Is possible' the sodding will be done - ?
ihystr&nspl anting, but in some instan
ces the seed will have to be sown.
Hie wdrk will begin at the outer edge
of the shoiflder and work in toward
the paving, and when the grass is ,
fully set, an almost impenetrable
^jass rf rootB wilt, be in the w*y of
have been urged upon Mr. Pap^^ut I
S maintains that they will add noth
ing to the utility of the road, and,the
State would not be justified in suing
the people's money purely for deco
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CHORAL CLUB HOLDS
II DELIGHTFUL MEETING
Mr. John Dwight Holmes, Mem
ber of the Club, Wins Cup in
1 Miss Hazel Williams was hostess '! ?
to the Choral Club at a most delight
ful meetirtg of that group On Monday
'?! The balmy summer-like night made
the drive of two miles to the home ofca ?
Miss Williams most pleasant, and the
fruit punch, which was served -the
guests upon their arrival by her sis
ter Miss Dorothy, was moat enjoyable.
The delightful old house wfca beau
tifully decoirated with, spring Cowers.
?After the meeting had been ealletl
to order by the president, W. G. Shep
pard, Miss Jerome, director of the
club, gave an account of the State
Musical Contest for High School pu
pils held in Greensboro on h-ajr fcuL
Mr. John Dwight Holmes, member o;
the club, won the cup in contest of
triors and Mias Lila DeH Flanagan.
lUso a Choral Club member, lost' 2nd
jhrize "by only one point in the soprano
contest. The large hutnber pweent
were very enthuriastic and showered
congratulations Upon the contestants
Mr. Sheppard, in a few well chose*
words, thahked Mis* Jerome urjx
haif of-the dub fbr her never
zeal in her. wori here and tlw whote-f?