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Local News In Graham Paper, March 26, 1919

From The Alamance Gleaner, Graham, N.C., March 26, 1919

Local News

Peach trees are in full bloom. The mild weather has brought them out. There was frost and a little ice Monday and Tuesday morning.

Garden making still goes on. It means a home supply of vegetables for the family table.

Sunday at the home of Mrs. Nannie Poythress, Mr. D.B. Bass and Miss Nora Rudd, both of Burlington, were united in marriage, Squire T.P. Bradshaw, Justice of the Peace, officiating.

An oyster supper and Brunswick stew will be given here by the Republicans tomorrow (Friday) night. Well, yes, there is going to be a town election about six weeks hence.

The Ladies’ Aid Society and Missionary Study Class of Graham Christian church will meet at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, April 2nd, with Mrs. Walter R. Harden.

Mr. G. Oroon Rogers is now out of the hospital where he has been about four weeks under treatment on account of an accidental wound in the foot. He is doing as well as could be expected owing to the severity of the wound.

Mrs. C.S. Hunter on yesterday commenced to move to her home on North Main Street, next to the Opera House. She has had the interior of the residence completely overhauled and renovated. Many changes have been made which add to its appearance, convenience and comfort.

There was a slight blaze at the home of Mr. Chas. D. Johnston Monday afternoon. A lot of trash was being burned on a near-by lot and a spark fell among the trash in a gutter at Mr. Johnson’s home and set it afire. The fire alarm was sounded, but by the time the firemen could reach the place the fire was out. The damage was very slight. (Last name spelled Johnston first and then Johnson.)

Dr. J.J. Barefoot was agreeably surprised a few days ago on receiving his commission as a Major. He was not aware of the honor until he received the commission, which bears date three days before his discharge. It had gone round from camp to camp until it found him.

Green & McClure Furniture Co. has bought the large double store building, the Oneida store building, from Mr. L. Banks Holt. They will put in a new, up-to-date front and otherwise improve the property, preparatory to moving in about the first of May. As soon as the Green & McClure Furniture Co. vacate their present quarters the Graham Hardware Co. will move in.

Among those who went from Graham to Raleigh Monday to see the 113th Artillery parade were the following: Dr. and Mrs. J.J. Barefoot, Mr. and Mrs. J. Elmer Long, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Henderson,Mesdames J.L. Scott Jr. and C.W. Causey, Misses Blanche Scott, Josephine Thomas, Estelle Brown and Lorena Kernodle, Messrs. Wm. I. Ward, Dewey Farrell and Frank Stockard.

Mr. Clifford Cooke has just returned, having received his discharge a few days ago. He went overseas, attached to the Coast Artillery.

Lt. Ralph Steele of Gibsonville spent the first of the week here.

Capt. S.H. Webb, near Oaks, was in town Friday.

Misses Annie Watson Moore, Annie Laurie Farrell, Annie Ben Long, and Conley Albright, in school at the State College, Greensboro, spent the week-end at their homes here. Miss Albright was accompanied by Miss Ivora Tripp.

Mr. Roy Long, who is now in the drug business in Hickory, spent Sunday here with Mrs. Long and their little daughter at Mr. A. Lacy Holt’s.

Mr. B.N. Turner was up town Tuesday for the first time after being confined to his home for seven weeks.

Mrs. Chas. D. Johnston and Master Charles and little Miss Sarah have been quite sick, but all are reported better.

Mrs. Ben B. Holt and children are sick with influenza.

Mr. Junius Johnson of High Point made us a pleasant call this morning. He is a civil engineer and has been doing some work at Mebane. He is the son of the late Prof. L. Johnson, who was the Professor of Mathematics at old Trinity in Randolph. The writer has not seen him since he was a lad in his teens.

The recent fine days have enticed a number to get together the hook and line and hie themselves away to some favorite fishing hole. Some have brought back fine strings of fish.

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