Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Speaker and Court of Queen Named for 1933 Founders' Day, Greensboro College

The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, N.C., April 3, 1933

Shaw to Deliver Address for G.C. College May 5th

Miss Mary Hix to be Member of Court of Queen on Founders’ Day

Greensboro, April 1—Dr. S.B. Turrentine announced today that Thomas J. Shaw, superior court judge of Greensboro, has accepted an invitation to deliver the address on the occasion of Founders’ and Benefactors’ Day at Greensboro College.

Judge Shaw was born in Montgomery County March 5, 1861. His father, the late Peter C. Shaw, was an educator who served as principal of a number of schools in the state, and Judge Shaw received his secondary school training in the schools of the various localities to which his father’s professional duties called him. He received his legal training in the law school of Dick and Dillard at Greensboro. Judge Shaw has served on the superior court bench since 1913.

Founders’ and Benefactors’ Day will be observed on May 6. A special feature of the occasion this year will be the observance of home coming day and the exercises in connection with the coronation of the May Queen, Miss Emma Blanche Warren of Snow Hill. The court of the queen will consist of the following: Misses Tommie Louise Mitchell of Kinston, a junior, who will be the queen’s maid of honor; Susan Exum of Snow Hill and Elizabeth Campen of Zebulon, senior attendants; Miss Imogene Boyles of Thomasville and Louise Taylor of Greenville, junior attendants; Mary Ellen Milard of Greensboro and Freda Strong of Stanford, sophomore attendants; and Mary Hix of North Wilkesboro and Elizabeth Lodge of Hickory, Va., freshman attendants.

World War I 'War Briefs' by Wire, April 24, 1917

From The Day Book, April 24, 1917

War Briefs by Wire

Christiania—If America refuses to sell foodstuffs to neutrals Norway will starve.

Christiania—Norwegian steamers Peive and Skjold torpedoed and sunk. Crews saved.

Washington, D.C.—President Wilson Signed $7 billion bond issue bill today. It is now law.

New York—Seven of New York’s biggest men’s clubs will go on war diet to conserve food supply.

Philadelphia—One of the most powerful radio stations in world being built at Philadelphia navy yard.

Washington—Petition for universal military service signed by 1 million New Yorkers to be presented to Congress today.

Washington—Despite U-boats, American exports in March reached $551,278,000, which has been exceeded by only one other month in the country’s history: last January.

The Hague—German foreign office has notified all remaining American newspapermen in Germany that their presence “is no longer desirable.”

Washington—Gen. Joffre, Premiere Viviani and the entire French war commission have expressed desire to visit Chicago. They will have their wish.

Paris—Since Germany has announced that, contrary to all rules of international law and humanity, it would torpedo hospital ships without warning, France will embark German prisoners on these vessels.

Philadelphia—Workmen repairing Hamburg-American liners Prinz Oscar and Rhaetie discover hidden bombs so arranged as to blow ships to pieces with American crews on board when engines would be started.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Mill Whistle Salutes Local Men Working for Uncle Sam, 1945

The Mill Whistle, April 9, 1945. Issued every two weeks by and for the employees of Marshall Field & Company, Manufacturing Division, Spray, N.C.



These two sailors are Marvin and Melvin Pruitt, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Pruitt of Draper. Latest addresses in our files show these boys are located somewhere on the west coast, or in the South Pacific.

Garvis C. Brown is somewhere overseas. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. C. W. Brown of Spray.
Pvt. Spencer Priddy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Posey Priddy of Leakville. Pvt. Priddy is now located at Fort Meade, Md. He has two brothers, Ballard and Edward, and a brother-in-law, Bland Hunnicutt , in service. He was formerly employed at Karastan Mill.

Cpl. John W Hylton is with the 7th Army in Germany. He has been overseas about two years. His wife, the former Ruth Ward, resides with her mother.

Pfc. Paul R. Hylton entered the Army with the first National Guard unit and has been overseas 2 ½ years. His wife, the former Daisy Westbrook, lives with her parents in Spray. Both men are sons of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Hylton.

Pvt. Bryan D Caston, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Caston, is now somewhere in Germany and has been overseas about three months. Mr. Caston is a foreman in the Woolen Mill.

Billie D. Tudor, S 1/c, is at present located somewhere on the West Coast. His wife is the former Miss Louise Haynes of Spray.

Pvt. Leroy Smart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smart of Draper is now somewhere overseas, presumably in Germany, and has been in service about a year. He was formerly employed in the Blanket Mill.

If You're a Mason, Why Not Hire a Mason? 1929

From The Trestleboard, newspaper of the Masonic Lodges of Raleigh, April 15, 1929.

Positions Needed

Master Mason, member of a Raleigh Lodge, expert telegraph operator, experienced shipping and traffic clerk, some experience in life insurance. Married man with family. Hard uphill climb for about two years can you use him? Notify the editor, P.O. Box 1525.

Master Mason, member of a Raleigh Lodge, out of work since first of year. Experienced in landscape gardening, dairying, salesman (real estate), and the various lines agriculture including stock raising. Will be glad of any job by which he can make an honest living. Can also do rough carpenter work. Married man with family. Some of you folks should be able to use this man right away in fixing up your place for the spring and summer. If so, notify the editor, P.O. Box 1525.

Son of a Master Mason, 17 years old, says it is very necessary that he should work and will appreciate any offer made. Notify the editor, P.O. Box 1525.

Wife of a Master Mason, expert stenographer, experienced in other clerical work including bookkeeping. If you have need of such services, notify the editor, P.O. Box 1525.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Editorial Opinions from Hickory Daily Record on World War I, 1917

From the editorial page of the Hickory Daily Record, April 7, 1917, S.H. Farabee, editor, J.C. Miller, manager; and H.M. Miller, advertising manager.

We don’t believe for a minute that German agents have succeeded in causing unrest among the negroes of the south. The colored people are not suicidal by nature and they have as much love for their homes as many other people. That German agents have tried to cause all the trouble possible, we are ready to believe. Indeed there are people in the United States far removed from connection with Germany who would attempt anything if they were sure of putting it across. American home guards may be needed, but not for protection against colored people.
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The munition makers now will be harnessed and their profits will go to the government. The plea that the United States was entering the war to benefit them was about the most ridiculous suggestion ever offered. Munitions makers are allowed to make all they can out of foreigners, but the United States will not be held up.
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The New York American, which usually is anti-British and pro-German, is whole-heartedly American now, it is said. That paper is raising recruits for the navy and Mr. Hearst will give anything he has to the government. His conduct may have been infamous, but he has come up to scratch.
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As far as we are concerned, the so-called espionage bill suits us to the letter, and the only criticism we have heard of it is from a few partisan newspapers which had rather feature an “issue” than give the administration justice. If we act as traitors, we should be slapped in jail and allowed to rot. That is the way the Record feels.
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Everybody in Hickory would be pained at any incident that would reflect on the community during this crisis. The war is on and it is the duty of everybody to be loyal. If our hearts are not right, we should at least guard our tongues. No many should say anything to give offense.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Local News From Southport State Port Pilot, 1935

From the Southport State Port Pilot, April 24, 1935

Local News

Mrs. Warren Hood has been engaged as Society Editor of the State Port Pilot and the society page in this paper is under her direction. The Pilot is very fortunate to have secured the services of Mrs. Hood and we urge you to co-operate with her in making the society page one of the most attractive features of this newspaper each week. She will be glad to receive reports of parties, club meetings, visitors, etc.

City Nominating Conventions will be held here next week. As the time draws near there is a steady increase of local interest. It is pretty definitely assured that four men will seek the nomination for office of mayor. They are: Mayor Price Furpless, incumbent; C.L.  Stevens, a former mayor of the town; R.L. Thompson, now alderman from the first ward; and Captain John Erickson. No definite list of candidates for city aldermen has been announced.

Miss Victoria Phelps of Supply underwent an operation Monday at the Brunswick County Hospital for the removal of her appendix.

Miss Dorothy Bell, daughter of Mrs. Charles Bell of Southport, was recently elected managing editor of the High Point College weekly newspaper, The Hi-Po. Miss Bell is a member of the sophomore class.

D.H. Caison, prominent farmer of the Supply community, suffered a stroke last Monday while plowing in a field near his home. He was in a critical condition all last week but friends will be glad to learn that there has been a noticeable improvement during the last few days.

Frank Niernsee, Southpoint boy, is a member of the varsity tennis team at High Point College. In a recent match against the Guilford College racqueters, Niernsee and his doubles partner scored the only victory for his team. Frank is the son of Mrs. Frank Niernsee of Southport and is a freshman at High Point College.

The North Carolina Hospital Association will meet at the Southport Hospital on Tuesday, May 16. Dr. W.S. Rankin, in charge of hospitals and the orphanages in two Carolinas for the Duke endowment, and other important hospital officials will attend the meeting.

The American Legion Auxiliary has granted a charter to the Southport chapter, Brunswick County Post No. 194, and Mrs. C.J. Shumway, State President of the American Legion Auxiliary, will attend the unit Thursday evening, May 2, and speak in the Junior Order hall. Other prominent Auxiliary officials including Miss Arelia Adams, state secretary, are expected to be here with Mrs. Shumway.

A heavy frost last Tuesday night did considerable damage to early truck crops in Brunswick County. Beans, watermelons, cucumbers, tomatoes, Irish potatoes and other produce suffered from the cold. There was one report that water froze in boats at Southport and several farmers of the county reported that they found ice on water that stood overnight on their premises.


Voters Have 30 Days If They Oppose Bringing Electricity to Kinston, 1920

The Daily Free Press, Kinston, N.C., Tuesday, April 6, 1920

Voters Have 30 Days More in Which Oppose City’s Move

The City Council Monday night by a vote of seven to three, Alderman George O. Brown, Joseph Kennedy and Joseph May voting negatively, finally adopted the ordinance for the reconstruction of the municipal electric plant at a cost of $250,000 or $300,000, with the proviso that it shall be tabled another 30 days for the presentation of any petitions that citizens may desire to offer for submission of the question to a vote of the people.

According to authorities, three-fifths of the qualified voters would have to sign such a petition.

Engineer W.C. Olsen was instructed to proceed to advertise for bids. Olsen returned to his present home of Sumpter, S.C., Tuesday, stating that he expects to locate here to supervise the work unless something prevents the construction.

There was no large delegation of citizens present and the discussion was tame.