Fsfatislwd bf The Rouse Prmtery - ^ ATT!H T^T TSS14": A ^ Subscription $1.50 a Yt^la A^nct
List of Democrats In
Primary Held June 7th
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Candidates for State and Feder
al Officers; Also the Ticket to
Be Voted in Pitt County?
Oypouffi?i in Several Cases
McLean and Bailey for-Gov.
Raleigh, May SO.?List of candi
dates in .democratic primary of June
7 for state and federal offices makes
a noble showing. There is opposition
to a number of the incumbents.
Two have entered for governor;
three for lieutenant governor; two
for State auditor; three for attorney
fendhl; three for commissioner of
? labor and printing; two for insurance
commissioner; two for corporation
commissioner; the only opposition
for congress is in first and fourth and
ninth districts. The complete list
For governor?Angus Wilton Mc
Lean, Lumberton (Robeson), and Jo
siah William Bailey, Raleigh
For lieutenant governor?Robert B.
Reynolds, Asheviiie (Buncombe), J.
Elmer Long, Burham (Durham), arid
T. C. Bowie, West Jefferson (Ashe).
Secretary of state?W. N. Everett,
Rockingham (Richmond), incumbent.
State auditor?Baxter Durham, Ra
leigh (Wake), incumbent, and James
R Cook, Concord (Cabarrus).
Superintendent of public instruc
tion?A. T. Allen, Raleigh (Wake),
Attorney general ? Frank Nash,
Raleigh (Wake), Dennis Brummitt,
Oxford (Granville), and Charles
Ross, Lillington (Harnett).
Commissioner of Agriculture?W.
A. Graham, Lincolnton (Lincoln), in
cumbent), Fred P. Latham, Belha.
ven (Beaufort), and T. B. Parker, Ra
Commissioner of Labor and Print
ing?M. L- Ship man, Hendersonville
(Henderson) incumbent, 0. J. Peter
son, Clinton (Sampson), and Frank
D. Grist, Lenoir (Caldwell), i'c . .
Insurance commissioner ? Stacy
Wade, Mnrebead ^MC^ret^in
Dooghton, Sparta (AHegheney
Corporation ccmmission?Geo- ??
Peii Raleigh (Wake), incumbent, and
Oscar D. Carpenter, Ki^gs Mountain
Associate Justice' of Supreme
Court?Heriot Clarkson, Charlotte
United State* Offices
United. States Senator?F. M. Sim
mons, New Bern (Craven), ineum
:J. bent. ..
First, district?Samuel M. Mann,
Swan Quarter (Hyde), E. J. Griffin,
(Chowan), E. F. Aydlett,
EMiabeth City (Pasquotank), and
and liadsey C. Warren, Washington
SyoruJ district?John H. Kerr,
Warxenton (Warren), incumbent.
Thud district ? Charles L. Aber
nethy, New Bern (Craven), incum
/^jdHetr-Edward W* Pou,
SmrthfWd (Johnson) ineumbent, and
WOtie M. Person, Louisburg (Frank
Fifth <fi*trkjt?Charie* M. Stedman,
Greensboro (Guilford), incumbent.
' " SirtK d&triet?Home? L. Lyon,
Whiteeffi* (Colambua) incumbent.
Seventh district-William D. Ham
v Aaheboro (Randolph), ihcum
Eighth diatrict?Robert L. Dough
- ^ Laurel Springs (Allegheny), in
iastenia (Gastou) incumbent, and J.
A. IHmmett, Gastonia (Gaston).
|| Jones, R. E. CoMtL
Register of deeds _ I- Claude Gas
1Uas, J. C. Galloway.^ ^ ^
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Mayfc * PaaI 1>aven
atnttlfRft SCHOOL TO
| Metat Bethel
The Washington District Confer
ence of the Methodkt church met at
Bethel Tuesday and Wednesday of
last week. Presiding Elder S. A.
Cotton, president of the Conference,
presided. It was perhaps attended
by a larger number of people than
ever in its history. The Bethel peo
ple entertained and fed the Confer
ence and all who atended most royally
and if the number of plates is any,
index to attendance there is no ques
tion but that this Conference was by
far the most largely attended.
Judging from the interesting'and
most encouraging reports from the
preachers and laymen of the district
the work of the district is in fine and
healthful condition. Very few pessi
mistic notes were sounded, but a
spirit of optimism and farwardness
prevailed throughout the conference.
There was a large delegation from
the Farmville charge besides the reg
ular elected delegation. Those attend
ing from here and Bell Arthur were:
The pastor and .wife, Rev. and Mrs.
B. B. Slaughter, J. T. Thorne, T. E.
Joyner, Mr. and Mrs. -G. M. Holden,
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Russell, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Parker, Mrs. A. C. Monk,
Mrs. J. G. Smith, Mrs. C. L. Barrett,
Mr. David Barrett, Mrs. T. W. Lang,
Mrs. J. H. Harris, Mr. and 0. C.
White, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Ervin,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lee Wilkerson, James
?and Hazel Wilkinson.
Two young men, Paul Moore and
W. A. Bivins, were licensed to preach
by the Conference.
Many visitors spoke at the Confer
ence and expressed various interests ,
of our church. Among them weit;
Prof. James Canon III, who repre- .
sen ted Trinity college; T. A. Sykes,
Centenary secretary of the two Caro
CSG. Morris, of Wilmington, was
re-elected district lay leader and J.-C.
Galloway, of Grimesland, and J. B- '
Bowers, of Bethel, associate lay lead
ers. . .
The laymen elected-the following
as special delegates to the Annual
Conference which meets is Wilming
ton November l&k, 1924: John T.
Thorne, WHfey Brown, M. O. Blount,
J. B. Lane, W. W. Hooker, Col. John,,
F. Bruton, W. EL Applewhite and C.
G. Morris; Alternates, W. H. Newel,;
J. H. Westbrook, C. B. Keech and H.
The next district conference meets
at Edenton, Hyde county.
Presbytery Held in
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An adjourned, meeting of Albemarle
Presbytery was held in Farmville
I Presbyterian church this week With
Rev. E. J. Flanagan as Moderator.
D. H. Dufin, a Bcentive from the
Bethel Presbytery, S. C.; was received
and examined for ordination as Evan
gelist June 27th was set , for this
service, which is to be held in the
Wilson Presbyterian church; the ?Com
mission being Dr. J. N. H. Summerell,
E. J. Flanagan, A. J. Crane, as the
Mktisten and Dr. Edmundson -as the
"Rev. N. N. Fleming was formerly
received fWmW&mngton Presbytery.
I The installation service is to be Sun
[day evening, June 27th. The above
tflfcrtioned Ministers and Dr.' Brown,
of Pinetops^ acting as the Commission
I for this service.
The whole-hearted welcome given
Mr. Ftemfeg bespblce xhe great
teem in which he is held by Ms co
| At the afternoon session Mr. Dulin
I preached his trial sermon on the "Fel
I man's dfacatttee. ...
? Col. Shaw, of Kinston,. next gave
? his report as a delegate to the General
I t m %jnK)Dsbly the
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ning to From
Attorney General Not Contenl
With Situation Since Agree
ment Made about a Year Ago;
All Big Companies to Appeal
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Raleigh, May 27.?Convinced that
some of the oil companies have been
violating both the spirit and the let
ter of the agreement entered into last
year regarding differentials in the
price of gasoline. Attorney General
James S. Manning yesterday sum
moned representatives of all the big
companies doing business in North
Carolina to^a conference here to dis
cuss questions of discrimination
among customers. ..--f "
As an outgrowth of the conference
all of the companies agreed to pre
sent reports on their selling methods
on June 5. Judge Manning stated
yesterday that he is hopeful that the
matter can be adjusted without re
course to prosecutions and that there
will be another voluntary agreement
supplemental to that entered into last
September, and that the new agree
ment will put an end to what the
attorney general regards as unlawful
and unjust discriminations. -1
"I thought that I had put an end
to this business, but some of the
companies seemed to want to try
triclcs and this time I am determined
to see to it that all dealers similarly
situated, big and little, can buy gas
oline at the same price," declared the
Three Wilkes County Men in Qoart
as Their Own Prosecutors
iHav ***** . ,
Walsh and T. A. ^Ulsh, ^ Fer?
guson neighborhood of; this coimty,
were brought to triaL It developed
on investigation that the defendants
were their own prosecutors, having
come yesterday into the office of Dis
trict. Attorney Linner and swore out
a charge against themselves; for mak
There was no evidence against
them either in federal or state courts
and no report charging them with
the manufacture of liquor. They
stated that their consciences had been
hurting them and that they wanted
to square off their record and make
a new start It developed that they,
did* not- know each other as being in
the whiskey business;
Judge-Webb suspended sentence
till next court with the understand
ing that the defendants ere to appear
with two. good, witnesses from their
community to (testify to their good
behavior, reanaAtngthat this was one
case where truth was stranger than
HENRY FORD PLANS TO
N PRODtfCE HIS RUBBER
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Tampa, Ela., May ?Purchase by
Henry Ford of a traetof^r-oight
thousand acres. Hen,Y
(.ring UMte, tie
to pressage the early development of
an. immense rubber grpwing ipdustq|
in "Florida. . -
Mr. Ford is .reported to have paH
more than a half millio^ doUars fdr
the acreage, which : include? the town
site of Goodno; oh the-Atlantic Coast
Line railroad, and the public utilities
and a number of buildings of the town
clared that Ford plkns' contemplate
immediate clearance of* an immense
^ and,the planting of rubber
Months ago tentative plans for the
establishment of the growing industry
in this state were discussed at a *m
In thft^A^W?nstratiwis this week of sending photographs
. over long^haMice telephone wires, the picture of President Coolidge ?
was tranamftttrf from Cleveland to New York. The telephone com.
P^tiy^romiges'lfegulataennc^of sending pictures in the neat future
Also that SporttMu cr.n step jrr>t<v the nee rest long-distance booth -d
have " Vjidr only one" while at y*>u as yoo talk.
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II Republicans in Jengress Don't
Want Tax Bffl to Bear the
I Cognomen of ^Leader of the
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Washington May 27.?There is in
evidence from republican sources
Ithat attempt being made
?by .reparians to "have their faces"
in the matter of the revenue hfll
which now goes to President Coolidge
for his signature or his veto. That
he will not veto the bill seems as
sured though there'are people here
who proclaim ^hat there is doubt
about the matter, that President
Coolidge having said it must be the
names are being used for it In one
quarter it is spoken of as the "Sim
mons - Longwdrth Bill," in another
as the "Conference Bill," It is. gall
and wormwood to the republicans that
the new revenue bill is in reality the
Simmons - Democratic bill and they
are trying by many and various
methods ,to get away from the fact
that it is a democratic bill which has
come from a republican majority in
FARMVILLE TAKES SOME
HONORS AT ATLANTIC
CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FINALS
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Dr. Finis S. Idleman of New York
city, delivered the baccalaureate ad
dress before the' graduating class "of
A. C. C., Wilson, at 10:30 o'clock
Wednesday morning. After which'di
plomas, medals and other honors were
; Hev. O. E. Fox, pastor of the Chris
tian church, this city, and Mr. Milton
Moye, who lives near town, were
among the graduates who received di
plomas, while Miss Ruth Skinner also
-of this dty, was awarded a. loving
cop. for holding the coveted position
of "best'all round student" m the
college, iphis includes activities in
the athletic field as well as that of.
efficient class wprk.^Dispofitiqn and
popularliyiilso ^iTy5> I?rire part in
Miss Sfanneris selection for this
Bad pfpple do openly what good
people do secwtly. rif
Nation Seeias Thoroughly A
roused Oved Action Taken by
the United States in Regard
Tokio, May 28.?All indication in
Japan today promise some drastic ac
tion on part of, the government rela
tive to the act, cf the United States
in "excluding Japanese immigration.
Cabinet and prince regent have, had
meetings and conferences, and a state
ment will be issued soon. The situa
tion all hands regard as sepous.
Foreign minister appeals to Japa
nese newspaper writers not to make
th^ir comments and statements re
event, and announces that he has se
cured some of the best, in the coun
try. . He is givmg hia entire time to
arranging for the many-features of
Owing to the fact Aat there are to
be more fairs ip the state this fall
than ever before, it has been impos
sible to avoid some conflicts.in dates,
bu? Mr. Walborn believes |j that in
stead of hindering any of them,, it will
make fur a larger attendance as the
larger number indicates that more
people are taking an interest in these
Secretaries of the various fair as
sociations in the state recently com
pleted the schedule of fairs, and this
will enable them to proceed intelli
gently in making their arrangements
for attractions. The schedule of fairs
in Eastern Carolina are as follows:
, Cape Fear fair, Fayettevflle, Octo
ber 21-24; Chowan fair, Edenton, Oc
tober 14-18; Coastal Plain fair, Tar
boro, October 28-31; Johnston County
fair, Smithfield, October 28-31; Kin
ston fair, Kinston, October 7r10; Pitt
County fair, Greenville, October 14
17; Roanoke fair, Wflliamston, Octo
ber 21-24; Rocky Mount fair, Rocky
Mount, Sept. 30-Oct .3; Sampson
County fair, Clinton, Nov. 4-7; Wayne
County fair, Gblcpiboro, October 28
31; Wilson County fair, Wilson, Octo
DR. HUBERT POTEAT AT
TEACHERS COLLEGE MONDAY
?viv rit- .'i.airn
?.,. 4 cordial invitation is?j^t?iKled
public to the annual concert-given by,
the Pii County Al^mgne
the Tfeachers College on Monde? eve
will be presented by this organization,
admission charges will be made-.
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Supreme Court Holds that Cities
Can Stop Vending Whiskey I
Under Physicians' Order;. No
Right Under Either the l'8th I
Amendment or Volstead Act.
""Washington, May 27.?Municipali
ties ate free to prohibit .the sale of
intoxicating liquors upon physicians
prescriptions, the supreme court has
In an opinion by Justice McRey- I
vQolds it was stated that "neither the
eighteenth amendment nor the Vol
stead act grants the right to sell liq
uor within a state."
. The opinion .was.handed down ii: a fl
case brought from California by Mer- I
tira W. Hixson, a. Los Angeles drug
gist, to test an ordinance of . that
city under which druggists arfe pro
hibited from furnishing more than a I
half pint of intoxicating liquor un- M
der physician's prescription.
Hixson. contended that the Los An
il geles ordinance, was invalid, because
I under the eighteenth amendment as
I construed by the Volstead lay, drug- I
II grists were' authorised to deliver one I
? pint of intoxicating liquor -upon a
I physician's prescription. Any , state
I law or municipal ordinance which
I would restrict this federal right I
? would, Hixson asserted, depriye .him I
? of his constitutional rights under the
?'fourteenth amendment which guaran- ?
I tees all citizens equal protection of
I the lay and protected them against
I being deprived of any of their rights I
? without due process of law.
I Referring to the; suggestion that I
?"Congress T>y the Volstead act grant
I ed some rights oj privileges whi<h is
?protected, by the fourteerlft amend
ment," and that such a right "may. I
I not be,abridged byetate or mnnicipal
? ^/"'Jwsta.ce lilcPeynolds stated .that
Hixson had failed to raise any sub- ?
stead) act lends, cplorr the court
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?Si ? on Satur- B
day afternoon to the Pitt .County I
? Alumnae Chapter of . tlie ; Tepbire
I Colfere at, the home of Mrs. Bynum
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on "Pine street.
W' Reception rooms wex*JasbXvuy ?
? decorated with . spring foyers and
? 20' members' of the association. were
I present. Plans wet?, completed for
I the Aluthhae Day jneeting in GBaen
? viile on Monday next for wtyeh this ?
I I group irresponsible and for
I the luncheon discussed and deoded ?
I upon. . . I
This organization giyes.its annual
? concert on Moirfay . evening at the ?
? Teachers College when it will present ?
I Dr. Hubert Poteat of Wake. Forest ?
| in' his folksongs and; plays- f.Che. pub
| lie is cordially invited to thfa enter
tainment 'for which no admtwior.
? charges will be made. ;;
| A delicious iee course was seized. ?
I An item-worthy of nottf brought
R out at this meeting was the re^et or
| gaiiization of the alumnae at Foun- I
? tain With a membership numbering ?
? On Thursday morning, May 29, a ?
I beautiful home weddn^r took plaris at ?
? the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. far- I
I leer in Falklahd when their
I Reid, bwarabdm hgfc
? MBisi of Wmterville. The
I was performed by Rev. N. it. xlem- I
I ing, now pastor of the Presbyterian I
| church in Fanhvilft. who wis a for- ?
I mer pastor of the bride.
I the living room was derormt^ in
I ferns, pine, ptok nirf wMte rhododen
? d*m and Dorotoy Perkins re?^ ?nd I
a teacher ift the Winterfile aehooh
? j5vr.7TT3^ J . ' tiiT? Li * f2 ?
?I frv*. chypyfll yfe&TSC ? FiVl
tion. After June first Mr.
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With the senior cla w day program
on Friday evening of last week; the
baccalaureate; sermon on Sunday
morning, and graduation exercises on
Monday evening of this week, the
I FarmvDle high school closed its activ
I ities for the year.
The class day program on Friday
evening in the auditorium was en
joyed by a large audience. The class
colors, pink and green, were carried
out in the stage decorations, a back
| ground of lattice - entertwined witK
pink Dorothy Perkins together with
large baskets of these roses, making
a charming setting for the exquisite
pink and green costumes of the girls
and the more sombre suits of tHe
Superintendent G. R. Wheeler
opened the exercises, with a short talk
followed by the customary but unusu
ally fine salutatory by Miss Delma
Smith. A .history of the class was giv
en by Mr. Leroy Parker and the
prophecy by Miss Dippie Baker. The
class poem was recited by Mr. Curtis
Flanagan and a piano solo rendered
by Miss Estelle Horton, musician of
The pessimist, Marion Shirley, was
followed by the optimist, Miss Eliza
beth Fields, and the last will and tes
tament read by Miss Lucy Ann Flan
agan. Mis^ Nellie Eason gave some
splendid advice to the juniors anc
lyfiaa May Joyner showed rare wit and
skill in selecting gifts for members
of the class. Miss, Marie Gibbs .re
ceived a megaphone in order that her
voice might be heard; Miss Estelle
Horton, a Texas cowgirl outfit; tyfea
Dippie B^kKeir'toaf.ladW inv
^explowd^ scientists; Mr. Donald
Lovelace was overjoyed when he .re
ceived a false mustache; Mr.
Parker a throat gargle recommended
for huskincss; Mr. Seth Barrow, a
watch which hinted at his lack of
time; Mr. Curtis Flanagan, a cane
supposed to be the latest in spjort
models, and a basket ball was given
to Mr. Marion Shirley, indicative of
his athletic trend. , !
The singing of the class song con
cluded a very interesting program.
The baccalaureate sermon delivered
on Sunday morning before the gnuL
uating das.? and a large number, of
friends by Rev. Milton A. Ilarber, reC-' I
tor of Christ church, Esleigh, was
pronounced as one of the; best ever
given here. Dr. Barber stressed the
fundamentals of the Christian religion
-and recommended Service to the
uates as the most effective means of;
securing happiness.. ? r .
An anthem, "Lift Up Your Heads,
0 Ye Gates," by Ashford, was ren
dered with much expression and har
mony by the choir and a inale quar
tet was greatly enjoyed.
The commencement program ended
with the graduation exercises on Mon
day evening when high Bchool diplo
mas were presented to the fourteen
graduates as named above bv Mr. J.
W. Holmes, chairman of the board.
The senior- class this year contains
the principal and alternate appoint
ees to AnapoUs in , this congressional
district, namely, Messrs. Donald Love
lace and Marion Shirley.
~ Professor Robert H. Wright, presi
dent of the Teachers college at
Gfeenvilfe, was the speaker of the oc
casion and delivered an unusually
strong and interesting massage to the
graduates, emphasizing the need of
education to the individual.
The mathematics prize was pre
sented to Miss; Sallie May Smith at
this time, and expression certificates
to Misses Sarah Mewborn, Finette
Stanfield and Rosa Lee JLang. ^^4
..'???At the conclusion ^ ^
Mrs. J. M. Hrtg'sd. in