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VOL.15 FAHMVILBE, PITT COUNTY, NORThLcAROLINA, MAY 23rd, 1924 ~ ~ N^7
Effort being Made to Change
Route of Paving From Raleigh
" Business Men of Wilsoa Hold
Enthusiastic Meeting and Ex
pect to Put Forth Every Ef-|
fort Possible to Get Highway.!
Wilson May 22.?With approxi-l
mately 60 members of the chamber ?
of commerce in attendance, .*
ing was held last night at which itH
I was decided to sand a delegation to ?
?p^ijwyh tomorrow for the purpose of B
appearing before the state highway ?
commission in the interest of the pro-B
I nosed route to bo hard surfaced from ?
I Raleigh eastward. Much interest ?
was manifested in the discussion that I
arose and almost 2d members pledged I
to take the trip to Raleigh.
J. W. Dailey president of the cham-1
ber of commerce called the meeting ?
I to order and then turned it over to I
I T. B. Ward, chairman of the trans- H
portation committee who briefly out-1
lined the purpose of the meeting.
Mr. Ward said that the highway I
commission originally .had planned to I
pave the Poole road from Raleigh to I
I Wendell but that pressure was being ?
I brought from certain quarters to have ?
the paving extend along the Milbur- I
nie route from Raleigh to the filling I
station about three miles from Wen- I
dell. The Millburnie road is the one I
I which is now traveled, by Wilson peo- ?
I pie in going to Raleigh. The Poole I
road is a shorter route It leaves Ra- I
leigh at the ball park and comes di- I
rectly into Wendell Mia Ward ex-1
plained that if the Millburnie road!
I was paved it would mean that the I
I paving would go by way of Zebulon I
and probably would be connected with I
I the road leading from Spring Hope!
to Nashville and Rocky Mount. On I
I the other hand, if the Poole road is I
I paved, it would mean reducing the I
I from Wilson to Raleigh by ?
about four miles and would be an add-1
ed incentive for paving the rest of I
the route to Wilson.
It was brought out in the dis- I
I cussioa that followed that not only I
I would the Poole road reduce the dis-?
tance, but it would mean a lug say- I
I state highway commission and *dol
I away with counties dictating where ?
I roads should go. and that it woidd be ?
far more beneficial to the majority I
of the people affected by the con- I
struction work. It was pointed .oatB
that Rocky Mount, Nashville and oth-1
I er towns would try to get the Milbur I
I nie road selected- The purpose of I
last night's meeting was to get a rep- ?
resentatioa of Wilson citiens to eh- I
done the Poole route at the meet-1
ing of the highway commission.
I PUBUC WELFARE IN THREE I
COUNTIES WELL BE STUDIED ?
I Another marked tribute has been I
I paid toe success of toe publie wel-B
fare work in North Carolina. The ?
Children's Bureau of the U. S. De-H
pertinent of Labor, will send a rep-1
resentative, Miss Ida M. Curry, to I
I this state the latter part of May tol
I gather informaion regarding the ac-H
I t"*1 seen of the countyl
system berfcin preparation for
I publication of a pamphlet of the re-B
suite at county organisation for child ?
care and protection.
I ' Three.counties, Guilford, Pitt and|
I Vance, have been selected as those m
? which Mire Opsy will^stmiy conchr
I Can* Berne, ? showing outstanding
I pubhc wetttas uwk in a county hav
I v.iag a large city; Pitt, of which K. T.
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Goldsboro May 22-?The farewell
session of the North Carolina Meth
odist Women's Missionary conference
here was marked with many out
standing features. The four remain
ing officers elected were Mrs. M. T.
Plyler of Durham, superintendent of
publicity; Mrs. Lee Johnson of Wel
don, superintendent of social service;
Mrs. I. T. Wiikins of Weldon, super
intendent of supplies; Mrs. W. F.
Murphy of Wallace, superintendent
The Korean urn was presented to
the Raleigh district for the third time
for having the most auxiliaries on
the honor roll, and during the ses
sion Miss Vera Herring extended an
invitation to the council to meet in
the Capital city in 1925. Greenville
won over Hamlet and the 1925 con
ference will grace the eastern Caro
Durham district is the only one to
change secretaries for the coming
two years, airs. Mamie Merritt will
occupy the chair vacated by Miss
Mattie Pulliam. Resolutions 'of
thanks were read and the session and
meeting was closed in prayer, led by
Mrs. I^a T. Wiikins, Miss Alethea
Jones and Miss Esther Case.
oner Slips ill
Raleigh, May 22.?One of the sev
eral ways, and perhaps the best way
to make sure of not obtaining abso
lution for crime is to escape from
prison and march boldly into tlie ex
ecutive off!ces and. ask for a pardon.
doesn't happen often. In Jtruth,
Wore, but- it happened yesterday/ ' '
It didn't work.
Before the matter had ever reap
ed the governor's ear the candidate
for clemency concluded that perhaps
after all there are times when a
mother's adviee is not altogether
practical. He talked out of the cap
itol and disappeared and not even his
mother could find him, to say noth
ing of Warden S. J. Buebee, of the
state prison, ahd sundry deputy war
dens and policemen who were trail
Paul Wolf, of Charlotte, who left
the Mt. Holly camp in the fourth
month of the first year of a sen
tence for stealing an automobile, is
the youth who came in person to bid
for executive clemency yesterday. He
has been missing from the ML Hol
ly camp for a year, and has been so
journing in San Antonio, Texas. He
arrived in the city at noon yesterday
and shortly thereafter was warming
a chair in the outer offices waiting
for audienee with the governor.
It was his mother, Mrs. Paul
Wolf, Sr., who induced him to return
to North Carolina to give himself up
and ask for pardon. She joined him
in Charlotte yesterday morning at
5 o'clock and accompanied him to
Baleigh. En route here it was de
rided to aak for the parole first and
then surrenc:*r. They called by the
governor's office -and were asked to
wait until the meeting of the council
of state would adjourn and the gov
ernor might hear them. v / ,?*,
; v*. Mrs. Waif explained masters. She
told the governor's executive staff
th* object of W mission.
"Where is the young man now;?'"
inquired the governor's secretary.
"That's him sitting over there?he
escaped/' Mrs. Wolf said.
Secretary _ Richardson was aston
ished. Such things had no precedent
in the annals, of the governor's of
and come after them in person. Per
haps young Wolf surmised that his
aituatkn was did** anomalous, aS
after a brief period he excused hhn
[?*? from the office, saying te Ms
ha would be back ores
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Swiss Cows Wrestles for Tide [
An annua] wrestling tourney for cowe it held at Martigny, Switzer
land, which it attended by thousands of farmers from all.sections.
The cows wrestle until one trots off in defeat. The final wlnnei is
crowned queen and given choice gracing pasture for one jrear. Photo
shows the final tussle for the tide*
?. C. Tobacco Wasehouse
men's Asso. in Convention
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Tuesday, August 19th, Decided
On As Opening Date for To
bacco Markets of all Eastern
Iiocky Mount, May 22.?August Id
was designated as the choice of the
members of the Eastern Carolina To
bacco Warehousemen's association in
annual convention here for-the open
ing of the auction tobacco warehous
es in the Eastern Carolina belt this
A committee was appointed to con
fer with the committee from the
United States Tobacco association
Which meets at. White r Sulphur
'Springs W. Va., in July to determine
definitely the opening date.
Besides fixing the tentative open
ing date the convention elected the
following officers for he coming year:
W. E. Fenner, president, Rocky
Selby Anderson, Wilson; J F. Brink
ley, Greenville; L. P. Tapp, Kinston;
W. Z. Morton, Greenville.
More than 200 members attended
the convention which closed its ses
sion Tuesday. * .
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NEW SHOE SHOP AND SHINE
PARLOR TO OPEN HERE
Mr. E. F. Andrews, of Tarboro,
paid our office a business'visit yes
terday and upon jiving us an adver
tisement mfotmed us in the near fu
ture he would open a first class shoe
repair shop and shine parlor in the
Askew building on Wilson street next
door to the express office.
Mr. Andrews states that he has a
chain of these establishments ami
that the one in Farmville will be a
credit to the town.
Watch this, paper for the opening
date, which will be us soon as equip
ment arrives and is properly in
stalled. ?v., s ;
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No Automobiles feSe Licensed
Unless Title I# Been Regis
tered. jf; You Wgtit iPo Ride
You'll Have TojC&ipIy.
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Raleigh Max, 22.?Sixtry thousand
automobile owners who have not yet
registered the title. their automo
biles will be required to produce title
certificates before securing automo
bile license for the coming year,, ac
cording to annoucemept- made yester
day by J. E. Sawyer, motor supervis
or and head the license , bureau under
Secretary of State #; ft. Everett.
Slightly more than 200,000 owners
have registered the tide to their oars,
| leaving about, 60,000 -unregistered. J
ers with the notice *for reriwmp of I
the motor -licenses duriiqg the .next;
few. weeks, and all application for li
cense must be accomparlSfd by refer
ences to the. title number
With every automobile the state
registered for title the theft bureau
under the department wiU be able to
complete the directory of automobiles
in the state. The director* has be
come an important part 'of the work
of the theft bureau arid since % its
formation several thousand applica
tions for title registration have been
received. Renewal of the. title annu
ally is not required. It lasts as long
as the car.
Preparations for licencing 300,000
automobiles are being made by the
bureau. Five carloads of license
plates have already been received,
and distributed among che several
branch offices established through
out the state. Branches will be
maintained at Kins ton, Wilmington,
Charlotte, Greensboro, Ashevflle and
' toorifr" Wilksboro. ' No new licensee
will be distributed before June 30, f j
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. Raleigh, May 22.?All that was
mdrtal of Walter. Clark, late chief'
justice of the North Carolina su
preme court tonight lay beneath the
sod of his native state. With the
simple rites of the Methodist Epis
copal church at * Central Methodist
church where he had attended serv
ices for years and with Masonic hon
ors at Oakwood cemetery, the casket
containing his remains was lowered
into the earth.
All day the body lay in state un
der the rotanda of the capitol while
thousands passed by silently for a last
glimpse of the features of the great
jurist The casket was covered with
flowers and in the midst stood a
small Confederate flag, symbol of the
cause for which, as a boy, the de
ceased had . fought. State officer
were closed, flags were at half mast
and the supreme court building was
draped in mourning bands.
The .casket was borne into the
church by the active pall bearers five
so^s, two sons-in-law and a nephew
of the chief justice. Immediately be
hind it came George- Austin, an 80
year-old .negro who for more than 2&
years had served under the chief jus
tice as an attendant of the supreme
court. He was followed by the hon
orary pall bearers, consisting of Gov
ernor Morrison and heads of state de
partments, associate justices of the
supreme court, half a dozen superior
and federal court' judges and a score
of intimate friends of the late chief
The Rev. R. L Glass, pastor of the
church conducted the services, while
an eulogy to the deceased was de
livered by Rev. M T. Plyler, presid
ing elder of the district. During the
service the choir chanted "In the
Sweet By and By", and as the cas
ket was being slowly carried from
the church: thdy sang Kindly
Light." ' ^ / feh.^de ? SUn
ly uncovered-as the chief justice who
had given practically all of his adult
life in service to the state was low
ered to his last earthly resting, place.
Kins ton May 22.?Sheriff A. W.
Taylor* of Lenoir county was acquit
ted by a Wayne county jury here
Wednesday evening of the charge of
immoral conduct which had been
brought against him. The jury delib
erated only five minutes on the case
before it returned its verdict,
A packed court , room listened to
the evidence, the hearing of which
consumed practically the entire day.
The. outcome of the trial was followed
with dose interest on the part of the
people of this-wd ftdjoiptaf .counties.
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Senate Overides President's
Veto of Soldiers Bonus BUI
The Vote Stood 59 to 26, or Two
More than the Necessary Two
Thirds Required for Passage.
Opponents Fought Hard/
Washing-ton May 19.?Opponents
of the bonus bill rallied and fought
for time today as the measure ap
proached its finaL test in the senate.
Seven republicans in the senate who
had been numbered as friends of the
bill were called to the white house
and exhorted by President Coolidge
to vote to sustain his veto. After
wards Senator Reed Pennsylvania, in
charge of the anti-bonus forces, de
clared that the situation "cerainly
looked brighter," and made overtures
to delay for a week the final vote.
Nevertheless supporters of the bill
remained steadfast in their predic
tion of a roll call before night which
would override the president's veto
and make the bonus plan law. Al
most without exception the seven
senators summoned by President
Coolidge, joined in this prediction.
One or two are said to be wavering
but leadersjon the side of the bonus
declared that the deflection of so
small a number would not be suffi
cient to defeat the bill.
Neither Reed nor any. other -sup
porters of the president are prepared
to give any definite figure to coun
terbalance any claims of the opposi
By unanimous consent the bill wds
taken up a few minutes after 2 o'clock
on motiop of Senator Curtis, repub
lican, Kansa?. Senator Reed, repub
lican, Pennsylvania, asked for unani
mous consent for the vote to be post
poped until Saturday, but Senator
Ashhurst, democrat, Ari?oha, blocked
the proposal, by a formal objection.
Less than a dozen senators were
absent from the chamber when actnal
consideration of the bill was begun by
the reading of the president's vetr
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> Can He Stick?
Branded a "political blatherskite"
by Senator Reed: charged with the 1
responsibilty of fairing and sending
atool-pigeons to Montana to get <
evidence against Senators Wheeler
and Walsh without the knowledge
and consent of President Coolidge;
further charged with trying to read
Sepatora Borah, Norris and other .
Republicans out of the party,
Washington is now speculating
whether Geo. B. Lockwood, Secre
tary if the Republican National J
Committee, will survive when Wm.
M. Butler succeeds John T. Adams
as chairman in Juns.
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Art Exhibit A
. The Elson Art Exhibit printed
under the auspices of the local Par
ent - Teacher association at the
Farmville high school building, May
14-17, was a great success.
The collection of carbon photo
graphs, photogravures and "prints in
full-color, made directly from the
original masterpieces attracted large
crowds who seemed to gain greet en
joymentand^ ^ ^1 ^t
visitors concer^igt the artists and
their works. A small admission fed
'was' charged. - :
Six fine pictures were selected and
presented to the school by these or
ganiations: Rotarians, American Lc?
gion, U. D. C., Merry Matrons, Maga
ine dub and Odd Fellows.
Nearly $200 was realized from the
exhibit This aum will be used in
purchasing appropriate pictures for
the school rooms.
A distinct feature of the exhibit
were the two recitals given in the au
ditorium Thursday and Friday eve
nings by pupils of the music and ex
pression departments under the direc
tion of Misses Shiflet, Jerome and
Field*- ft would be difficult to seled
outstanding numbers and so we prir.t
the splendid programs as presented i
. 1, Valse Venitienne?-First piano,,
Nancy Lewis, Edna Earle Lewis. Sec
ond piano?Gladys Horton, EUabeth
Murphrey, ?:> ;.^ .'
: 3, Minuet in G, Beethoven, Delphip
8. My Pa'and Me, Peck.?B. 0. Tui>
4 Sparrows Chirping, Stroablog.
First piano?Margaret Lewis, Carl
Turnagn.^ Second piano, Rachel Lewi
is, Margaret Lewis.
(a) An April Girl, Fairlamb. I ?
(h) The Niiightingale, Zefler?Mrs.
J. L. Shackleford and chorus. j
0. ShbWer^of Stars, Paul Wachs?
1. His Compensation,;-Balbc noii?
8, tender the Mistletoe, Engleman?
Story Wheless, F^ny ^asberrt., . f
,1.9. La Ballerina, Krrtzlin?Sallie
sMo. Earcarolle, "fides of -Hbffman,?'
Offenbach?Mesdames Hobgood, By
^ Polish Mazurka, Saratorio
First piano?Dorothy Smith,Margate
et Smith. Second piano-Rachel
Monk, Jiviar. P^Harris.^^;>|^
| 18. A Worse Condition, - Douglas?
1 14. Song of Love, Blosso mTimt,
fJcnes, Priseilla Baker.
I 1 ? Pqcq ]n fkft Ptwj ' PostftJV?Ml */i I
'* - "'.Vx : - J< Af WiVjty 'v*..k ;, >-.
piano, Lottie Lane Joynwy Eliabeth
Lang. Second piano, Mary Alice
Beaman, Pearcy Fox.
. t Friday Evening , ,
At this time the pnie picture of
fered to the grade selling the larg
est number of art exhibit tickets was
won by the third grade, Misa Vivian
Case, teacher, and presented by rMs.
J. M. Hobgood, president of the P.-T.
association. Music medals were won
by Nannie Smith, pupil of Miss Je
rome, and Eliabeth Lang, pupil of
Miss Shiflett. These were preset ted
by Attorney W. G. Sheppard as zt re
ward for effort and improvement.
I. Valse, Spross. First piano?
Evelyn Horton. Second piano, Susan
, .2. Cherry Blossom, Wright?Del
3, If I Were a Mamma, Fletcher?
Eva Mae Tumage.
- 4. Ariel, Kern?Louise Smith.
5. The Butterfly, Gelli?Miss Julia
6. To Spring, Grieg?Edna Fcust
7." Narcissus, Nevin?Penelope Lew
is, Fannie Mae Russell.
,s -3. Schottishe, Anthony?Mary tyhe
9. Rover in Church, Hayne?Hazel
- 10. Gay Butterfly, Small?Miss
II. PoJacco Buelliant, Scharwenke.
First piano?Janie Davis. Second
piano, Eliabeth Davis.
12. Grand Assembly March, Kent-'
Nannie Smith, Alice Norman, Martha
McArthur, .V;'fV- ?
13. Valse, Emil Kronke?Lucy Ann
14. Mifawney, Dorothy Foster
Mrs. J. M. Hobgood.
j* J5. Grand Valse Caprice, Englemin
16. A Birthday, Huntington -
Woodman-Mrs. M. V. Jones.. . mi ;
17. Return of Spring, Moelling?
Estelle Hort^'^4^^,-^11 j&gSyyig-,
18. The Fun That Adam Missed,
19. The Bandolero,. Stewart?Mr.
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20. Valse Arabesque, Lack ? Mae pp_.
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