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full support of Far|HLHe
The Junior W&torfiM
by R EX Boyd, preeident tf #|p -
tory Club and school Buperintmdent,
for this service, sold tt?r'
affair and elected the fowwiif^ ????'
sdxa to represent Fumv|to:
? Mr. and Mrs. J.
and Mrs. A. C. Monk, Dr. and.MiL''
W. M. Willis, Mr. and Mrs. G. S.
Vought, Mr, and Mn :l,'?r|nP':
Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Monk, Mr. and
Mrs. P. E. Oglesby, Mr. and M|p. *&
C. Turnage, Mrs. Bailie EL Horton.
John B. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. R H.
Knott, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Shackle
ford, Dr. and Bits. C. C. Joyner.
The affair was attended by a crowd
estimated at nearly two thousand.
Part of this number sat in the1, spac
ious balconies and watched the en
trancing ball room scene below and
the remainder whirled about the floor
as thousands of others were doing in
other parts of the country.
The building had been bautifully
decorated with pines and national
colors and a huge immitation birth
day cak^ brilliantly lighted, adorned
the stage.
At 11:20 o'clock the dance * was
halted for the address by President
Roosevelt from the Capital City. The
President thanked the nation for the '
tribute paid him, and declared it was
"the happiest time of his life."
He told of the work being done at
Warm Springs, .Ga., for children suf
fering from infantile paralysis and
again stated the main purpose of the
ball, to raise funds to help the in
stitution render greater service to the
nation in this respect.
The address came to the crowd
through a radio which had been in
stalled on the stage several feet
above the dance floor, and was plain
ly audible in every section of the
building.
it was one of the most orderly and
genuinely happy affairs ever held in
the county and was wholly in keep
ing with the spirit of the occaaibn,
honoring as it did the 52nd birthday
of one of the greatest Presidents the
nation has ever had. The spirit of.
good-will which has emanated from
the White House since the inaugura
tion of Mr. Roosevelt was in evidence
everywhere, the dancers feeling as if
they had the President with them,
evidently taking him at his word
when he told them over the radio
that he hoped his spirit would be at
every party and ball given in his
honor.
Money Collected
A million dollar check, written by
the hundreds of Roosevelt birthday
parties, was put to work May 10 for
a three-way attack on infantile para
lysis.
were paid one
Farmvitife as a leader, by reason of
his astuteness and wise counsel, will
be vacant a long time. Always con
servative/In bls views and opinions
and of ready decision, .be has, during
the past fifty yea^s spent in Farrn
ville, lived a useful life and rendered
valuable service in the municipal and
educational activities of the town.
Tfcln*ris brothers, R. L., F. M.,
and John R, have, from the begin
ning, when this present wide awake
little town was only a sleepy hamlet,
been prominently identified with
Farmville, particularly in its business
and civic enterprises. They were
never idle dreamers, and they have
proved themselves doers in the true
sense of the word, industrious and
enterprising, men of great integrity
and splendid merit, being pioneers in
the realm of general and time mer
chandising in this section of the state.
Of quiet, dignified bearing, "Mr.
John", as he was familiarly known,
lived very simply, being regular in
his personal habits, sound in his
judgment, and methodical in his busi
ness activities.
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we repeat "Mr. John" will be
greatly missed in this community.?
Editorial.
(Note: Farmville has lost a num
ber of citizens during the year, whose
deaths have been a distinct loss. Mr.
Davis is mentioned as a pioneer citi
zen.)
"King of Bootleggers" Killed
R. G. (Dick) Roycroft, known as
"The King of Bootleggers," was in
stantly killed here February 27, when
his liquor-laden car collided with an
other machine as officers were chas
ing him through town. Roycroft,
formerly of Raleigh, centered his
operations in Durham.
Excitement reigned here for several
hours succeeding the wreck which in
volved an electric light pole and re
sulted in the power being turned off
the streets. Hundreds of people visit
ed the scene made ghastly in the
moonlight by the blood and brains of
the dead man, which mingling with
the spilt whiskey, ran down the gut
ters of the street.
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in Emmanuel church, Farmville, on
Wednesday, May 30, was one of the
most spiritual and inspirational yet
held.
Delegates and visitors from each
of the towns?Ayden, Farmville,
Greenville, Grifton and Winterville?
comprising the district, numbered
around sixty.
Mrs. Waldo Gower, Grifton, the
president, presided. Rev. A. C. D.
Noe, Ayden rector, offered the invo
cation, the welcoming address being
made by Mrs. J. H. Darden, president
of the local Auxiliary.
Aspects of life at Camp Ijeach,
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