North Carolina Newspapers

    v_. _____ v mKV ^ PAKMVILLR PITT COUNTY^ NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY. JULY 8, 1918 ~ NUMBER EIGHT
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SuMiy of Aeti ?ities .of OepMf
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Social Security Program
Added As' Legislated
Duties of County Wel
fare Department
In July 1987, the administration of
the Public Assistance Program, a part
of the Social Sorority Program, was
added to the eleven legislated duties
of the County Welfare Department.
During the fiscal year, 670 inves
tigations were made for'Old Age As
sistance. Of this number 497 persons
of the allotted quota of 500 received
Old Age Assistance checks for June.
The quarterly averages reported by
the State Board of Charities and Pub
lic Welfare for Pitt County corres
pond closely to the state average.
During the year, 59 cases have been
dosed; 7 were transferred to other
counties hy reason of the change in
residence; 47 have died. Of the re
maining 5 cases closed some-became
able to support themselves or their
responsible relatives were ahle to
assume full support
165 investigations were made for
Aid to Dependent Children repre
senting 444 children. 128 applica
tions .were approved for grants; 825!
children benefitting from the Aid.
These funds ere enabling the home to
be more securely established; doee
supervision and constructive case
work aims to improve the family re
lationships, standard of living; and
community participation. Each moth
er is required to furnish the Superin
tendent of Welfare a monthly record
of the expenditure of income earned
and granted. The budgets are care
fully studied and instructions given
when needed to make the funds cover
more necessities. 9 A B C cases have
been dosed by reason of change
in residence to another county or be
cause the mother became self-sup
porting.
More than 45 applications for Aid
to the Blind were received. At this
time 26 are receiving monthly checks.
Operations for the removal of catar
acts and other impairments of vision
have been provided. In the preventi
tiva program of the Commission to
the Blind the Welfare office co-oper
ated in providing more than 300 pairs
of glasses to school children.
. nnfk Priimfv
? IB co-KjpentllUil wthi tire ~ j
Health Department, the County Com
miaifinrrn and the Welfare Depart
ment ha?e provided 11 Burr cottages
H for tuberculoma patients. These
the cure" and remain at home
I often a necessity in homes of Iow
I incomes; and also, because the &ate
I Saaitoriums have long waiting hats.
I Patients in the Burr cottages axe oft
en able to improve their health so
that the stay at the satitorium is
shqptpned with correspondingly re
duced expense to the patient or the
cous&y. A monthly average of 10
I patients are provided hospitalization.
I Ths Department co-operatee with the
I Health Department, abo in the vener
I eal clinic. We?menu tests are re
l diSs*heldEhmom* hS??calW
for hospitalism of 24 patients,
Operations, treatments, knees, and
I e?T yuthT^
I adult parolees hare mada reports.
I chikhrer is provided during the school
Court for failure to ham. their minor
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dates 36 innriM% has only 24 at this
thToid Age Assistance pro^tes
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Weed len Seek
Earlier Opening
Warehouse Association,
However, Delays Ac
tion on Market Issue
In an effort to formulate a plan
for obtaining a new and earlier open*
ing date for eastern Carolina tobacco
markets, members of the North Caro
lina Warehouse Association met here
Wednesday night, but deferred for
mal action until a later meeting
The United States Tobacco Asso
ciation, meeting in White Sulphur
Springs, W. Va., last week set
August 25 as the opening date for
markets in this belt. The late open
ing date was displeasing to many
warehousemen in this section and
caused the meeting of the associa
tion, and other warehouse repre
sentatives, here Wednesday night.
At a meeting of the Eastern Caro
lina Warehouse Association in Kins
ton several weeks ago the body
passed a resolution asking the Unit
ed States Tobacco Association to
set the opening dates of the Eastern
Carolina markets not later than two
weeks after the opening of the bor
der and South Carolina markets.
At White Sulphur Springs, the
association set August 4 as the open
ing dates for. the border and August
25 for the opening dates here.
Without exception at the meeting
here the warehousemen seemed to feel
| that the Eastern Carolina openings
[ should b^ earlier than the date set
by the national association.
President J. J. Gibbons of Wilson,
head of the Eastern Carolina Asso
ciation, opened the meeting with the
remark that:
"We must go about this task with
a sane viewpoint that is in the best
interests of Eastern North Carolina."
It was learned at the meeting that
this belt's representatives to the meet
ing in White Sulphur Springs urged
an opening for this section not more
than two weeks after the border and
South Carolina belts but that the
association, in open meeting sub
stantiated the vote of the sales com
mittee. ii
President Gibbons commented 'that
the three weeks' lapse between the
border and South Carolina belts and
the Eastern Carolina belt was "the
longest period of time between the
two openings for some time."
Most of the Eastern Carolina mar
ket representatives told the meeting
here that they had been instructed
to abide by .what the meeting did.
Though no decision was made on
the matter at this time it was thought
that it would probably be in the next
few days.
RECREATION NOTES
On the Fourth of July, forty-eight
small boyi and girls took part in a
I parade sponsored by the local Recre
ation Cotter. Instead of the High I
School Band as had been anticipated
the Cento substituted its own Httlej
Behind the Rythmn Band came the
? toy lire truck, decorated for the oc-1
casion and driven by Ehrtn Bay Jones,!
of Greenville, followed by little^aidel
Made Carraway, dressed in ah at
tractive costume and charmingly im
personating Miss America. She rodel
'^I^pai iiili t th Park here ?
jas^Sw^Jj'to 12:30 and 2-00*to
I games, etc., with a sand box for the
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Citizens Vote To Issue
School Bonds For New
Educational Unit Here;
The special bond election held here
Tuesday to deeide the issuance of
$41,900 school bonds with the lery
ie? * srfficteat tax to the puy
ment of same for financing a new
educational unit, met .with overwhel
ming success, the result being re
ported at 800 of the 483 registered
voters, voting in favor of the project
and 10 .against
4 PWA grant of !SJM*0 to be used
in conjunction with the jUkOOO raised
by issuing the bonds, is thought to
be available for use in construction
of an Agricultural and Manual Arts
Building and Gymttaahun, together
with a new heating system for the
present school building.
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First Placs For
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Washington July 7.?Bepresenta
tive Lindsay Warren said today that
with the approval; of an allocation of
$70,000 made to. the purchase of a
site and the erection of. the Federal
building at Ahoskie, recently an
nounced by the Treasury Department,
IFarmville now stood No. 1 on the
I First District eligible list for a build
ing in the future. Two years ago Mr.
Warren caused a survey to be made of
FARMYILLE for this purpose and a
$70,000 building and site was recom
mended. Plymouth, the only other
eligible town* in the district stands as
No. 2.
Mr. Warren stated that under exist
ing law, there would be no more post
otfftoe hhildings to receive funds until j
three years from now, provided Con
gress made the necessary appropria
tions at that time. If Congress
should change the law, he said that
Farinville migst get a building be
fore ?hen. Congress does not appro
priate funds for any individual town.
It comes in a lump sum applying to
the entire nation Past appropria
tions have provided for one eligible
toww, Jq each Congressional District .
Edenton got its buildding during the
Hoover administration. Under the
Roosevelt administration, addition^
were made to Federal buildings at
Elizabeth City, Washington and also
Greenville. Last year an allocation
was made for Williamston and Ahos
kie: came under the new bill just
passed by Congress.
PETTlGREW-BAuGHAM
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Friends here will be interested to
leamoi?ihe. marriage of Miss Edna
Eari Baugham, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Baugham, to Walter James
Pettigrew, son of Mrs. J. E. Petti
grew, of Atlanta, Ga.,' and the late
M* PeiWttewi which took place 1n
Trinity Methodist church, Duriipa,
Friday evening at eighb-thirty, with
the pastor, Dr. J. T, Perry, officiat
ing: The ceremony was attended only
by r#$tm and intfipgtp friendsj
Mrs: J. T. Perry played proces
sional and recessional marches at the
organ and soft music while the vows
were spoken. IT.. O
The bride entered with her uncle,
BL E, Baugham, who gave her in
marriage, and,was met at the chancel
rail hy the U^fegroom ap4 hfashejt
jinan, R. G. Bgughara. J '
The bride wore a modish navy blue
traveling ensemble with hat and pc?
cessories to match and a shoulderette
?I, a vivacious young
educated in Green
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jfYHAT ARE THE POLITICAL
f (PROSPECTS .OF. THE REPUB-j
LI CAN PARTY IN 1938?
In a recent statement, the executive!
Committee of the Republican National I
Committee expressed its conviction I
that the Party "will make substan-J
tial gains in ell parts of the countryJ
electing governors in a number of I
states as well as Substantially is-1
creasing the Republican strength in)
the United States Senate and the)
House of Representatives."
Gains Expected. '? f
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This prediction is somewhat vague |
hot in private conservation the ideal
is expressed that the Party will gain I
at least five seats in the Senate and!
probably sixty-fiye members in thel
House. This has been the standard)
forecast for (he past few months.)
No one knows how close to the truth I
it will be. It is entirely too early to I
undertake anything like a checkup on I
the statements of those running thel
political parties of the country, Jt J
is their guess and only our report.
Kj The party organization is active
with Chairman John D, M. Hamilton
making a series of speeches, , designed
to encourage a "natural" coalition
with the Democratic Cknaprn#^
Speaking in the South, Mr. Bafnjlton ,
said it would be "political chicanery"
to change the party name to catch ,
Southern voters, but expressed the
view that an effective coaltition is >;
within the range or probability. He i
lopks forward to the November elec
tion to indicate the trend for
and says an increase of 126 Re
publicans in the House and a gain of ,
Hue Senators would reflect a reac- ,
tion, withBeppblipan success in 1JM0. (
Bids For The South,
Mr, Hamilton made a bid far Ij
Southern support in speaking to the ]
Republicans' convention in -Alabama,*
asserting that a definite campaign in ,
the South was "under consideration." {
He found no insurmountable barrier ,
between the real Demacrats In the ,
South and the Republican party, de- *
elating that only daap-aeated loyalty }
keeps many Southern Democrats from <
formally and openly repudiating the
Democratic Party under its present j
leadership.; He declared that the R?- ,
publican Party was founded on prin^ ,
ciples laid down by Thomas Jefferson j
and today stands "as the only organs <
ized champion of the Jeffersonian phi
losophy," ' : ; j
Declaring that the future welfare ]
?of the South, as well as the entire (
?country, depends on getting rid <df |
?the New Deal, Ifr. Hamilton <dte<f>ft
extended production and reduced .
?prices of cotton, Baying the outlook
?'is darker than it has even been" and 1
?blaming the situation on the New
?Deal and ita policies of "artificial and. /
?enforced restriction,u
?Sits "We Planned . .
Touching on cotton, the South's J
?great crop, he said that during the <
?twenties, the price averaged around y
twenty cents a pound but today, Ivans- t
Bated into the terms of the old gold ?
?dollar, it is equivalent to four and J
recorded history. So saying, he chal- ?
lenged the President: "Let him who 4
?said at Charleston, S, C., 'We planned .j
it that way,' explain that New Deal 3
failure." .1
With Franklin Waltipan, well <
known Washington newspaper man, (
handling publicity to offset the col- }
umn of Charlie Michelson, for the j|
Democrats, the organisation hopes!]
Bb-i?lta)de Bepublicans and sat dis-h
satisfied Democrats, It plans to raise]
$175,000 for the Senate campaign]!
and $600,000 for the House. It also!)
faces the Job of wiping out a $700,- ]<
000 deficit j
Not All Harmony. ?
While the Bepublicans may bs unit- (.1
ed in attacking the Administration,]!
and encouraging the return of their u
party to power, all is not harmony!
within its ranks. There still exists I
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Settlement
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: Shanghai, July 7.-Japanese re
stdnal capiUl and goal of J?P??8
campaign. .?
Bombers ranging ahead of ground
forces were a#i^ to have sunk >
dozen Chinese troop-laden junks
near ^ ^^ToW^
tive of the invars. ? .,, ;?
3S3S TZjm
stream.
Reports of Jepanese success in
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Hankow were cpifcfc**! ?y CM
nese assertions tha^ tWr JgW
and regular forces ware infUeting
heavy daipagp: ^
scattered regies df everwlden
ing field of hlstiUties. .
These aonftWl** came to a Shang
hai on edge M* P^le d%ttdera
arising from the first, "anniversary
today of the outbreak of the war.(
Throughout the international sec-1
ttons of Shanghai authorities too$
precautions against outbreaks.
The fourth regiment of United
States Marines established patrols
in the American defense sector of
the International Settlement.
Even before midnight, streets of
the International area were packed
with pedestwdns and police, wty
stopped automobiles in a search, for
juspected terrorists.
The prospect of a ipore vifpropa
propaganda war added to the appre
hension, ,
' Chinese miilitary and civilian lead
jrs began a series of patriotic
speeches, recounting achievements of
he year and declaring the govern
ment's determination to resist Japan,
the anniversary date was deaig
iated "Armed Beslstonce and Na
tional Reconstruction Day."
rIn Hankow, Generalissimo Chaing
tai-Shea appealed to the Japanese
people to "halt the madness of their
militarists" in a statement referring
Mhe "barbarity and cruelty" of^the
Japanese army,
Premier Prince Pumimwo Ko
ioye declared lit an interview with
he Japanese Press at Tokyo that '?
here was "no .possibility of peace
hrough neutral meditation" and said
0s government was taking both
liplomatic and economic measures
to persu^:^d powers to suspend
assistance to China,
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EH Club Members To
Attend Short Course
lie 4-H short course at State Col
, July vW give hundreds
if North Carolina boys and girls a
week of recreation and wholesome en
ertainment along with the class work
ihd addresses by noted speakers;
One boy and one girl will-be eligi
ile to attend from e^h club in
|e State, todiiwkhfiBe to iaStefrtery
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Mum Men Crack I
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Washington, N. C., July 6.?Nine
residents of the Blount's Creek sec-1
tion, 12 miles from this city, were!
arraigned today before Mrs. Hugh!
Paul, United States Commissioner,!
and bound over to the fall term of r
Federal Court In Durham on charges!
of a "million-dollar" conspiracy tor
violate Internal Revenue lawB and!
to defraud the United States gov-J
erament of liquor taxes in the manu-r
facture and transport of illicit whis-J
key. V
Four of the defendants were I
placed, under $1,000 bond each; the!1
five others under $600 bond each. | (
- Four-Year Investigation.
Evidence presented at the arraign-!'
raent, in the form of a Guilford!
County grand jury indictment, in-r
dicated that hundreds of thousands!
of gallons of bootleg "monkey rum" I'
have poured in steady streams fircmT
this manufacturing center to con-l
cuming centers, primarily in the 1
Piedmont section, since undercover |(
operatives initiated a widespread in- M
vestigation in Durham four years
ago. - |
Undercover agents of the Bureau J
of Internal Revenue were said to I
have lived for months along the 1
bapks of Blqunt's Creek, hunting, I1
fishing and visiting mammoth whia- l'
key, sites in the role of private citi- j
zens. The >?x)spiracy case was j
broken with a secret grand jury in- M
dictraent in Greensboro early in
June of nine men in this section and J
five, others who were said to have (
operated in the, vicinity of Durham. {
Load A. B. C. enforcement offi- 1
cers and State Highway Patrolmen
cooperated with undercover men
who massed inconceivable amounts J
of et|idai)ce;Jn confiscated automo
biles and t^Mo thousands of tons j;
of sugar and mash,' truckloads of .
jugs and wooden kegs, over the four- .
year period of the probe, in addition ^
to hundreds of thousands of gallons
of ^pt boo^e, al\ alleged in the in
dictment to have been manufac- f
tared in the Blount's Creek sector. .
Bound over to Middle District j
Federal Court for trial September
26 before Judge Johnson Hayes in
Durham, are: W. B. (Bill) and Rob
ert R. Mills, brothers; Clifton Mills,
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nephew,01 toe jbtner mines; uuy
Lewis/ brother-in-law of Clifton
Mills; Guy Mi)ls, Jasper Mills, Jesse
C^yton, Edgebert Warren and Mark
^hacieford. Bond for the first four
named is $1,000 each. . r
Deputy United'States Marshal B, t
P. Buck, who served the Federal *
processes in this county, said.that *
those nine men were "the most I
eyer arrested at one time."
Although B. I. R. Special Investi
gators A. G. McDuffie, A. M. Ar- .
nold, J. L. Dirti.ig and Albert W.
Joyce, of the bureau's Baltimore s
headquarters, were without authori
ty to issue a statement relative to 1
the case, it was estimated that the
altegad, conspiracy hadcoat the Fed- c
eral government more than $1,000
000 in whiskey tax evaaipns over the c
four-year span. A Federal tax of
SSiQO is payable on eaeh gallon of i
liquor soWrin this, country, with an I
added $2.00 penalty for each gallon
on Which no original tax was paid. }
Hence, .each gallon of bootleg sold
tax free represents $4 in taxes which t
legally belongs u> Uncle Sam. ; . - ' J
' The flowing stream of illegal whia- 1
key which is alleged to have .been (
headed in the Blount's Creek area
waa said by complainant B. L -R. 1
agents to have been the. prime
source of supply for the consuming c
cities of Durham, Raleigh, Greens
boro,& Rockyfe Mount, Chapet Hill,
Wi|son, (Raxbaro, Sanford, Burling- -
ton and other Carolina municipalities. I
Materials'for such mass produc- M
tion, the indictment charged, includ
ing tons of sugar and raakh, were
c&ted by agents and highway patrol-1
Sotno i^OOu of coke, used ml
loar through the use of pow*^. ,
notors, had been confiscated.
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Citizens Requested To
Aid In Special Cam
paign : ? >
The Parmviile officials desire to
make FarmviHe a modal town is good,
sanitation.
' Looking to this end the'
have requested the County Health
Department, through its Sanitary In
spector, J. H. Moore, to give Emhk
ville special attention along this line.
But it is not Plough simply for the.,
city officials and the County Health
Department to cooperate in this ef
fort for better sanitation; it is abso
lutely essential that Hie householders,
themselves, and the dtisens in gen
eral, cooperate in this general pro
gram of better sanitation.
Some of the items which call for
special attention are: Sewer con
nections or sanitary privies; clearing
the yards of weeds and grass and old ?.
cans and other receptacles which may
hold water and act as mosquito breed
ing places; cleaning stables and cow
lots to prevent fly breeding; garbage
protection; cleaning chicken coops and
chicken rards so as to do away with
offensive odors which annoy your
neighbors, and proper screening of all
lomes to prevent malaria, typhoid,
ate. Meat markets, dairies, milk
handling, and all public eating places
suck as hotels, restaurants, cafes, etc.,
will be given special attention.
The Sanitary Inspector will have
the active cooperation of L. T. Lucas,
chief of police, but will not use law
enforcements until the citizens have
>een given a reasonable length of
time in which to comply with the
lealth regulations.
It is understood that the general
plan of this campaign calls for a
weekly report from the Sanitary In
spector to the Clerk, R. A. Joyner,
uid a monthly report by the Health
Officer and the Sanitary Inspeeotr to ?
;he Board of Aldermen.
The starting point is for every
louseholder and every business con
:em to investigate his own premises
it once and correct all unsanitary con
litions and not wait for a complaint
'rom the Sanitary Inspector.
Farmville is known ?? ? modern, ;
)rogressive town and it is to the io
erest of every citizeh in it that we
ontinue to justify this reputation
>ut, we can't do it if we have unsan
tary privies; weeds and grass In the
tack yards breeding mosquitoes; sta- ; . "
ties apd cow lots breeding flies; ex"
tosed garbage; the stench of Unclean
hicken coops making it impossible
or your neighbor to use his own
tackward; and "unsanitary meat mar
kets and eating places.
As good citizens living in a good,
own lets all pull together to makeit * .
i cleaner and a better place.
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THOUGHTFUL WIFE
Philadelphia. ? When Dr. Bernard
). Judovich awoke, he found his wife
aissing. Alarmed, he began calling
he various hospitals and finally lo
atedd her, being informed by hospi
al attaches "She's here. Doing fine.
I six and one-half pound boy."
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WHO KNOWS?
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1. What is the status of Mexico's
seizure of foreign oil properties?
2. How many strikes occurred in
087?
3. Is American shipbuilding in
reasing?
4. Has China officially severed
liplomatic relations with Japan?
5. Did any pitcher, before John
ty: Vander Meer, pitch successive no
ift games? ? *
6. How many nations paid the
Tune installment on U. S. war loans? '
7. Has France recently increased
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he size of her Army?
& * t)oeff the United States train
irivate industry in the manufacture
>f war materials? ^n'[ " ?
9. Who recently married Lily
fops'? /;?*xn
10. Who is the Secretary General
>f the League of Nations? *
(See "The Answers" on page 4.)
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stopped the car of Sam and Max Silk
jecause they failedtodieplay a head
^eraj^T4^8lacTf ?8SSnt
iquor, valued at $760.
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Pro t ii ti f uick t~
ara advocated tor conL^^niuwlil
3Utj the orisii^l Dlanfcfood material.
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