Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Annual Pay for White Teachers In North Carolina, 1917-18 School Year

From The University of North Carolina News Letter, Wednesday, April 7, 1920

Average Annual Salaries Paid White Common-School Teachers. . . Based on the 1917-18 report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, S.H. Hobbs Jr., University of North Carolina

State Average $323         U.S. Average $606

New Hanover $580.36
Durham $572.30

Mecklenburg $487.18
Scotland $484.54

Northampton $484.16
Buncombe $463.98

Edgecombe $458.92
Halifax $440.92

Gaston $438.34
Wake $433.82

Nash $433.80
Forsyth $431.97

Guilford $430.97
Richmond $429.66

Wilson $407.27
Vance $390.11

Lenoir $383.53
Harnett $370.87

Warren $368.87
Craven $362.83

Montgomery $359.41
Pasquotank $359.14

Pitt $348.77
Franklin $344.24

Robeson $342.82
Hyde $340.84

Hoke $339.40
Alamance $338.87

Duplin $336.19
Transylvania $336.19

Wayne $334.66
Lincoln $330.41

Anson $329.43
Rowan $328.77

Cumberland $325.81
Granville $324.65

Gates $319.58
Greene $316.42

Pender $314.16
Beaufort $313.78

Bertie $311.15
Rockingham $307.84

Jackson $304.19
Camden $300.59

Hertford $299.84
Currituck $295.00

Davidson $291.57
Haywood $289.57

Lee $289.69
Henderson $289.51

Chowan $288.38
Pamlico $287.62

Onslow $284.03
Columbus $284.00

Union $282.91
Martin $280.75

Johnston $280.40
Caldwell $279.79

Jones $276.82
Orange $276.44

Cabarrus $274.58
Brunswick $273.17

Swain $269.42
McDowell $269.19

Washington $267.17
Bladen $265.17

Surry $261.95
Burke $261.82

Wilkes $260.19
Sampson, $257.79

Chatham $255.66
Catawba $255.64

Person $254.59
Perquimans $252.73

Cherokee $249.56
Polk $ 247.51

Moore $245.00
Madison $243.12

Cleveland $242.92
Davie $241.09

Macon $240.43
Stanly $238.78

Caswell $238.78
Carteret $237.00

Randolph $236.76
Dare $230.42

Rutherford $229.69
Clay $222.73

Mitchell $215.57
Iredell $213.22

Tyrrell $211.19
Ashe $209.73

Yancey $209.40
Alleghany $201.76

Yadkin $200.22
Stokes $199.92

Alexander $194.24
Avery $189.33

Graham $188.06
Watauga $169.39

The Importance of Teachers in a Democracy, Dr Frank Crane, April 7, 1920

From The University of North Carolina News Letter, Wednesday, April 7, 1920

Trifling With Education

By Dr. Frank Crane

The United States was founded by people who were thoroughly convinced of the absolute importance of an educated citizenship as a basis for a permanent democracy.

If you are going to have a government by the people as well as for the people and the people you must take measures to develop the kind of people who are capable of governing.

If the people of America are to take over the business of kings into their own hands they must all be kings. They must not only know how to govern themselves, but they must learn the technique of government and also acquire the taste for government.

Along with citizenship and culture must go the will for politics, the willingness to assume the responsibilities of politics, the willingness to assume the responsibilities of politics and the training necessary thereto.

After 150 years of struggle against the inertia of tradition we are recognizing the citizenship of the woman. And it is of vital importance that the educated woman should be prepared to assume that citizenship.

Although we have always boasted of our educational facilities, we have nevertheless only been trifling with education. There is no doubt that the teachers of our country are underpaid, and that if we continue our present policy this teaching force is going to deteriorate more rapidly.

You cannot defy natural forces and it is natural for the more capable people to seek those avenues of employment that bring the most remuneration and give the most opportunity for liberal culture.

Dr. William Allen Neilsen, president of Smith’s College, says: “We are facing the annihilation of a profession.”

Teaching does not pay. Other professions do. The college graduate is entering the industrial and commercial fields. They become department managers or go into business for themselves; they take up chemistry or dietetics; they write or edit.

A New York professor writes: Most of the young men now coming into the teaching ranks are mediocre. Otherwise they would not be here. There is too much demand for them elsewhere. The world is being rebuilt and they are wanted. The universities cannot get them.

In view of all this it is difficult to conceive of a more pressing obligation upon our people than that of worthily endowing and supporting their institutions of learning.

Annie Oakley Entertaining Patients at Montrose Sanatorium, Raising Money for Eureka Farm Life School, April 7, 1920

From The Pinehurst Outlook, Wednesday, April 7, 1920

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley has promised her help in entertaining the patients at the Sanatorium near Montrose, N.C. She will motor over on Thursday of this week for the purpose of giving a little exhibition of her shooting skills. Annie Oakley is always to be counted on in aiding worthy causes. It will be remembered that she recently gave an exhibition at the Gun Club for the benefit of the Farm Life School at Eureka, N.C., another Sand Hill institute of interest to visitors from the North, and by the sale of marked pennies, autographs, etc., raised considerably over $100 for the school.

Others who have contributed their services to entertain at the hospital are Mr. James Doyle, who recently staged for the patients a little vaudeville show of his own, and Miss Blake and Miss McKenzie, who sang a number of times and have been warmly received.

These little entertainments are under the patronage of Mrs. Leonard Tufts, who is indefatigable in good work of this kind throughout Moore and the adjoining Counties.

Monday, April 6, 2020

State Prison System Failing to Remake and Reform Prisoners, April 6, 1920

From the front page of the Monroe Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 1920

Chain Gangs, As They Are Now Conducted, Must Go. . . Our Present System of Punishment Must be Supplanted by a Real Effort to Re-Make Prisoners

By Observer
An acquaintance told me a very interesting story the other day. It was that of a young man, named Frank, who was sent to the prison at Blackwell’s Island, New York, for 12 months. He was under 20 years of age and his offense was that he had lead a riotous group of men in some kind of radical movement and was sentenced for disturbing the peace. Blackwell’s Island is the city prison, and is referred to tersely in New York as “The Island.” Sing Sing, the State prison on the Hudson above New York, is in police and criminal parlance, “Up the River.” The Tombs, another famous place for incarceration in New York, is the place where the city prisoners are put when first arrested and are waiting trial. Frank was a young fellow of great vitality, and a natural leader of men. He had known nothing to make him a leader in the better sense, and having observed certain things that he considered wrong, he took the way that most appealed to him for action and led a large crowd on a rampage. The police of course ran him in as they should have done; the courts found him guilty, and away he went to the Island and was forgotten. But he was an unusual fellow, bubbling over with life, with a sense of injustice somewhere, and a spirit of resentfulness that would have been commended under other circumstances. It was natural that he should get into trouble with the stolid oppressiveness of prison life. Nobody had taken the trouble to try to find out anything about the real inner life and thoughts of the young man. It was nobody’s business to try under the peculiarly foolish system which we have. The court was not to blame because nobody expected it to do anything but decide whether the prisoner was guilty and then decide how long he should serve, and this is did.

But fortunately for Frank and for the good of society, a man happened to come in contact with him who had other ideas. He saw something in Frank and knew something of his point of view. He became acquainted with him and showed himself a real not by giving him cigarettes and handing him some good tracts to read, but by trying to, and succeeding in, understanding him. He saw the latent power of good and the wonderful ability of leadership, and decided that the sensible thing to do was to try to enlist these abilities for the good of society instead of letting the prison experience turn them more strongly into enmity and bad leadership. He got the boy interested in study, and being connected with Columbia University, helped arrange for him to begin to study certain courses on the outside, and the same time getting him into a position where he could begin to learn an expert trade. In the meantime, working and studying, Frank got married. His wife happened to be made of the right stuff. The war came on. Frank refused to accept exemption either on the ground that he had been in prison or that he had a wife to support, either of which would have kept him out. “I want to go,” he said, “for if I die it will be in a good cause.” He went into the army and was prevented from going over only by the signing of the armistice. He came back and took up his work and kept up his studies and has already taken one degree from Columbia and is about to win a higher one.

The friend from New York who told me the story and who knows Frank, concluded by saying: “Get the April number of The Atlantic and you will see an article on the psychology of prison cruelty by Frank Tannenbaum. He is the young Frank of Blackwell’s Island.” So I have just got the magazine, that staid old publication that for nearly a hundred years has been the best exponent of American thought in the land. The article is one that any student of the human mind and human conduct might well be proud to have written. It is as clear an analysis of mental action and reaction as I have ever read. It lays bare the cause of the failure of prisons to make men better and shows beyond all doubt that the prison system we now have makes men worse and can not help having this result. It is philosophical, not bitter. It blames no individual, but shows that prison keepers are what they are because they can’t help it, and that prisoners do those things which they do because they must do them, not because they wish to be bad. I have read many an article on psychology, but never one which laid the axe more nearly to the tap root of human actions in certain lines than this. For years the best students of the subject know that prisons have been a failure in their purpose to reform men, but they have never seemed to fully understand why. The whole attitude of society towards offenders has been of doubtful standing for many years and even now are we beginning to know why. In his immortal book, Les Miserables, written in the sixties by Victor Hugo, gave in the history of his great hero, Jean Valjean, the cruel results always to be obtained from a malicious attitude on the part of society towards those persons who are called criminals. 

I have been lead to tell this story not only because of its own interest and value, but because of a resolution passed at the State Social Service’ Conference lately held at Goldsboro. That resolution declared that to make money out of the labor of prisoners beyond the cost of their keep was indefensible, that punishment for the sake of punishment—that is, as a mere expression of cruelty and revengefulness—must be supplanted by a real effort to help and remake the prisoner and turn out a good member of society instead of a hardened and revengeful man, and that chain gangs as now conducted in the State must eventually go out of business. There are wise acres who will sneer at this resolution as the product of dreamers because they are perfectly ignorant of what they are talking about, because they do not know what the real analysists of the human mind are saying, because they are unable to distinguish between a dislike for a wrong act and hatred for the man who has committed it, because they do not know that in many respects we are yet living under the rule of ideas that obtaining in the middle ages, in short, because they do not understand and prefer to be ignorant. Such people will say that all this is “nutty” and that you propose to “turn loose all the criminals and pin a badge of honor upon them.” But they say this also because they do not know and do not care and enjoy vindictiveness and self-righteousness more than they care to understand fellow human beings. It is all very interesting.

Ira Mullis Resigns as County Road Engineer; F.G. Henderson, Chairman of Road Commission, Also Steps Down, April 6, 1920

From the Monroe Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 1920

Mr. Mullis Resigns as County Road Engineer. . . In Letter to Mr. Henderson He Says Circulation of False Reports Makes His Work Too Unpleasant

The county commissioners, in session yesterday appointed Mr. G.B. Caldwell, a member of the road electorate, to succeed Mr. F.G. Henderson, chairman of the road commission, who handed in his resignation the latter part of last week. Mr. J.Z. Green, editor of the Marshville Home, who has been a bitter critic of the old commission, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Mr. J.T. Green, who resigned several days ago as a member of the electorate.

Mr. Ira Mullis has likewise resigned, but will remain in charge of affairs until his successor can be appointed. A meeting of the electorate has been set for Wednesday, at which time a road commission chairman will be chosen. The selection of a new engineer to succeed Mr. Mullis will doubtless be made before next week.

The resignation of Mr. Mullis was sent to Mr. Henderson Saturday, and a copy of the letter which contained it follows:

April 3rd, 1920
Mr. F.G. Henderson, Chairman, Union County Road Commission
Monroe, N.C.
My dear Sir:

For some time the enemies of the good roads movement in this county have been at work undermining the workings of the organization by circulating false reports, exaggerating, and so hampering the work and making it so unpleasant that I feel that I cannot longer endure such a state of affairs. For this reason I hereby offer my resignation as Engineer and General Superintendent effective not later than 30 days hence, and as much earlier as the convenience of the work will permit.
You will recall that back in January I suggested to your Commission that a better position had been offered me and while I did not feel that I would be justified in offering my resignation after having served as Engineer and General Superintendent for less than a year, yet I gave you an opportunity to express your views in the matter. In reply to this the Commission assured me that they were of the same opinion as they were in July, 1919, when I was employed to take charge of the work.

I wish to thank the Commission individually and collectively for the support which has been given me and in this connection I would like to say that our work together has been satisfactory to me and I would not now resign were it not for the fact that at least two members of the Commission are resigning also. I also feel that I should than many of the people in the county for the co-operation which has been given us in many sections, and these I shall always remember with pleasure. Most of the members of the Electorate have also aided our work very materially in their respective townships and to these members I express my appreciation for their support.

In conclusion, let me say that I shall expect the Commission to have the books audited covering the month of March and such additional days as I may be responsible for the bills and accounts. I also feel that it is due me, the Commission, and the taxpayers that somebody like the Bureau of Public Roads, Washington, D.C., review the work which has been done in the past so that the parties above mentioned may stand on their merits or demerits as the case may be.

Very truly yours,
Ira B. Mullis

Caldwell Won’t Accept. . . His Health Won’t Permit Him to Give Retired Time, He Says

Mr. G.B. Caldwell, who was appointed a member of the county board of road electorate by the county commissioners to succeed Mr. F.G. Henderson, who has resigned, declared this morning that he would not accept. Having recently stood a serious operation, Mr. Caldwell feels that his health will not permit him to give the necessary time to the work.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Letter from Cliffside, N.C., Published April 1, 1920 in Forest City Courier

From the Forest City Courier, April 1, 1920

Letter From Cliffside, Revival, New-comers, Etc.

Cliffside, March 29—We are sorry, but it was impossible for “ye scribe” to send in any thing last week in the way of news notes.

J.W. McGinnis who recently moved to near Chase City, Va., was in town last week on business.

Mrs. C.D. Hughes returned Sunday from Charlotte where she had been for a few days with her little daughter, Sarah, who was being treated at the sanitarium. We are glad to note that Sarah is improving.

Miss Hattie Padgett, one of our efficient nurses, spent a few days last week in Asheville, and also her home at East Flat Rock.

W.B. Michaels of Hendersonville was here a few days last week the guest of the families of M.F. Hamrick and R.V. Bland.

Dr. B.M. Haynes of Spartanburg was in town one day last week. We are always glad to see Dr. Haynes as he is one of “our boys” and has made good in his profession.

John Long of Badin has been visiting here for a few days and will return to Badin Wednesday.

S.L. Thompson moved his family here last week from Henrietta and has entered upon his duties as overseer of the Finishing Plant of the Cliffside Mills, succeeding W.R. Thigpen who moved to Americus, Ga., a few weeks ago. We are glad to welcome Mr. Thompson and family to our town.

The friends of Miss Sudie Moore and Will Blanton were surprised to learn of their marriage, which was solemnized last Saturday afternoon at the home of W.J. Clontz. Rev. A.J. Burrus officiated in his usual graceful manner.

A large number of people here saw the airplane that passed and circled over town last Saturday afternoon. It is thought by several that the flyer was Lieut. Belvin Maynard, “The Flying Parson.”

The “Cliffside Renown Band” was scheduled to give a concert at the Park Sunday afternoon at 2:30 but on account of the rain they gathered on the balcony of the Cliffside Mills Office and rendered some good music, which was enjoyed by a large crowd who took shelter under the awnings of the stores and Library Building. The band is progressing under the able leadership of Director D.C. Cole.
J.B. Wilson of Gastonia visited home folks Saturday and Sunday.

A.C. Walker and wife of Shelby were the week-end guests at the home of W.J. Hoy. Mrs. Walker and little son will remain here for some time.

Jas. Blanton has accepted a position in the market of the Cliffside Mills Store.

Clothing for the Easter Parade, Forest City Courier, April 1920

Forest City Bargain Store
Efird's Department Store

Ads from the Forest City Courier, April 1, 1920

Appraiser, Insurance, Grocer Ads from the Forest City Courier, April 1920

G.E. Tanner, L. Purgason, W.G. Harris, Appraisers
J.A. Wilkie, Manager, Forest City Loan and Insurance Company
Keeter & Watkins, Grocers, Forest City

Advertisements from the Forest City Courier, April 1, 1920

W.J. Davis Men's Clothing, H. Bennett's Carolina Cafe, Forest City, N.C., April 1920

W.J. Davis, Men's Clothing
H. Bennett, Manager, Carolina Cafe

Ads from the Forest City Courier, April 1, 1920

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Why Halifax County Needs a Consolidated School, April 2, 1920

From the front page of the Roanoke Rapids Herald, April 2, 1920

Reasons Why Schools of Halifax County Should Be Consolidated

Benefits to the Children

Children that live too far away from school to walk and have no way to ride will be taken to school on trucks.

Where you have a big school with a teacher for every grade, with music and domestic science and agricultural teachers, they can teach the children better than they can in small schools, where one teacher has to teach from three to seven grades.

You can get better teachers to come to a big consolidated school, where they can do the children justice, than you can to come to a small school.

The teachers have more time to give to the children.

Many children in the country will never get beyond the sixth or seventh grade unless they have a school of this kind to go to, because they are not able to go off to some outside school. Then there are children away off in the country that are very timid and have never mixed with other children much. If they had a big consolidated school to go to, their timidness would be worn off by mixing with other children.

Benefits to the Grown Folks

It would be cheaper to pay the teachers of one big school than it would to pay the teachers of about a dozen two- or three-teacher schools.

It would be cheaper to keep one big building in repair and the fires going than it would be several small schools.

It would be cheaper for the fathers and mothers that are financially able to send their children to an outside school, after they pass the seventh grade to keep their children at home until they finish the eleventh or twelfth grade.

Then there are a lot of people in the country that do not have much education. They couldn’t help by learn right much if there was a school of this kind in the community.

Benefits to the Community

It would be a great benefit to any community to have from 11 to 15 well-educated men and women to come into its bounds.

Having a big consolidated school in a community will give people progressive ideas and make them get to work to keep up with the school.

Having a big school in the community, the people will naturally come together there and mingle with their neighbors, and this will develop a good community spirit.

If the children of a community are well educated, you will naturally have well-educated men and women, and therefore a well-educated community.

If we do not have a good school in the country all of the best people will move to town so they can educate their children. So if we want to keep our best people in the country, we will have to have consolidated schools.

Obituaries of J.D. Brown, Charles R. Barkley, April 2, 1920

From the front page of the Roanoke Rapids Herald, April 2, 1920

Mr. J.D. Brown Dead

After three years suffering from Paralysis death claimed the body of Mr. Jesse D. Brown last Saturday evening about 10 o’clock.

Mr. Brown was a native of Halifax County and was born near Aurelian Springs on June 6, 1857.
On January 5, 1884, he married Miss Nannie Brown Johnston, whom with nine children survive him.
The deceased was an honest, upright and hard working man, a good neighbor, and thought well of by all who knew him.

Funeral services and interment were held Monday afternoon, Rev. E.C. Few officiating. The bereaved family have the sympathy of their many friends.


Mr. Charles R. Barkley

One of the oldest residents of Rosemary passed into the Great Beyond Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at his home, Mr. Charles R. Barkley. Mr. Barkley had been ill for several months. He had attained the age of 62—20-odd of which were spent in Rosemary. He leaves a devoted wife, a young daughter, Thurma, who lives with her mother, and two sons Chas., who is in Government Service in Baltimore, and Dorsey Barkley.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the home, Rev. A.G. Carter of the Baptist Church officiating. Interment was made in the Roanoke Rapids Cemetery.


A Card of Thanks

Mrs. N.B. Brown and family wish to extend their thanks to faithful friends for the many kindnesses shown them during the loss of their husband and father.

Two Weddings at Baptist Parsonage, April 2, 1920

From the front page of the Roanoke Rapids Herald, April 2, 1920


Mr. Joseph C. Wells and Miss Lizzie R. Clary were quietly married Sunday afternoon at the Baptist parsonage in Weldon by Rev. J.G. Blalock



Mr. Hugh C. Ricks and Miss Martha S. Allen of Rosemary were married in Weldon Monday night at the Baptist parsonage, Rev. J.G. Blalock officiating.

Mrs. Elizabeth Underwood Celebrated 85th Birthday, April 2, 1920

From the front page of the Roanoke Rapids Herald, April 2, 1920

Celebrates 85th Anniversary

Mrs. Elizabeth Underwood, known among her many friends as Grandma Underwood, celebrated her 85th birthday with a special dinner last Sunday. A score of relatives were present to help enjoy the occasion.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Tornadoes Bring Destruction, Death to Illinois, Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, April 1, 1920

From the front page of the Alamance Gleaner, Graham, N.C., April 1, 1920

Devastation and Death in Tornado. . . Death List in Half a Dozen States May Reach total of Three Score Persons. . . Property Loss Tremendous. . . Havoc Was Played with Railway, Telegraph and Telephone Service in Sections Visited by Storms

Tornadoes that struck in half a dozen states caused a death list that may pass three score, caused property damage reaching many millions of dollars and played havoc with wire and railway service in widespread districts.

The greatest damage was done in Chicago suburbs and Elgin, Ill.

In Atlanta at least 36 lives were lost, a hundred or more persons were injured and property damage possibly running into the millions was caused by tornadoes that swept through Georgia and Alabama.
Near Fort Wayne, Indiana, three were killed, heavy property damage sustained.
In each St. Louis and In East Troy, Wisconsin, one person was killed.

With Quarantine Over, Carnivals and Circuses Allowed If They Follow Strict Rules, April 1, 1920

From the Alamance Gleaner, Graham, N.C., April 1, 1920

Board of Health Revises Former Resolutions Prohibiting Carnivals, Circuses and Such Like

Be it resolved by the Board of Health of Alamance county, in special meeting assembled, that the resolution, rules, and regulations passed by said Board of March 20, 1920, be amended to read as follows:

Be it resolved that, whereas, Alamance county is just recovering from a serious epidemic; and

Whereas, In other parts of the country, both within and without the State of North Carolina, epidemics of contagious and infectious diseases are very prevalent, and are likely to be spread and contracted by personal contact in dense crowds of people; and

Whereas, this Board is of the opinion that traveling shows, such as circuses and carnivals, are the means of transmitting and spreading such contagious and infectious diseases, and that their coming into Alamance county from other portions of the county, with their attendant crowds, constitutes a menace to the health of the people of Alamance county, in that they tend to spread contagious and infectious diseases; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That until further action by this Board, all such traveling shows, usually denominated circuses and carnivals, be prohibited from exhibiting in Alamance county.

That any person, or member of any firm, or officers, managers, or representatives of any corporation, violating these resolutions, rules, and regulations, shall pay a penalty of $1,000 for each and every violation.

That every person employed by, or associated with such person, firm, or corporation, in giving such exhibitions in violation of these rules, shall pay a penalty of $50 for each and every violation.
That each and every day such exhibitions shall be given, shall constitute a separate offense. That these penalties are fixed by authority of the law authorizing this Board to fix penalties for violation of its rules, and are in addition to the public law that the violation of such rules shall constitute a misdemeanor.

That these resolutions, rules, and regulations shall be in effect in Alamance county, North Carolina, from and after Monday, March 29, 1920, until rescinded by this Board.

Editorial Page of The Gleaner, April 1, 1920

Editorial page of the Alamance Gleaner, Graham, N.C., April 1, 1920

The Gleaner’s “Southwest Alamance” correspondent has something to say about woman suffrage this week. She is willing to leave the voting and office-holding to the men and things the women will have enough to do to attend to the home. There are not a few good women besides her who would leave the functions of government entirely with the men; and on the other had there are many men who honestly believe in woman suffrage, feeling that they should have a voice in choosing the makers of the laws under which they must live.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Well-To-Do Looking for Places to Play, March 31, 1920

The Week in Pinehurst, March 31, 1920

From The Pinehurst Outlook, March 31, 1920

The Week in Pinehurst

Biogal Mancle, owned and entered by Mrs. P.C. Thomas of Rome, N.Y., is a favorite to win in the Saddle Class in the forthcoming Horse Show April 6th.

Henry A. Baker of St. Louis, Mo., and a member of the University Club of that city, is spending a few weeks here as a guest at The Berkshire.

Mr. and Mrs. N.A. Wood of Philadelphia are at The Holly Inn, having arrived there last week. They expect to remain or two weeks.

Mr. Allan Lard entertained at dinner at The Carolina last Saturday night Dr. and Mrs. Myron Marr and Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Johnson.

Mr. and Mrs. George Souther of Albany, N.Y., who have been touring the South, are at present at The Carolina, having arrived last Wednesday from Palm Beach. They will remain here for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Palmer of Albany, N.Y., who have been visitors at The Holly Inn for some time, left for the North last week. Accompanying them were Mr. and Mrs. M. Havens, also of Albany.
Mrs. George N. Towle entertained four at the Club last Wednesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. D.B. McLure of Chester, Pa., who have spent quite a while at The Carolina, left Pinehurst last week.

Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Seagram of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, arrived at The Carolina for a two-week stay.

Eight-year-old Miss Mary Bradley of Cleveland, Ohio, entertained at dinner at The Carolina last Sunday 9-year-old Guthrie Becknell, also of Cleveland.

Mrs. John Reed Heard of Brookline, Mass., and her daughter Dorothy are visiting at The Holly Inn. They expect to be here for a few weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moore arrived from Washington, D.C., last week and are stopping at The Carolina. The distinguished visitors from the Capitol will remain here for two weeks.

Harvey S. Ladew, New York society and club man, visited Pinehurst for a week. He stopped at The Carolina.

Mr. J. Hayden Preston of Providence, R.I., is stopping at The Carolina. He will remain with us for some time.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Davidson left The Carolina for their home in Greenwich, Conn. They were in Pinehurst three weeks and expect to come again next season.

Mrs. T.H. Hogsett of Cleveland is a visitor at The Carolina. Last week she was elected a member of the Silver Foils.

Dr. and Mrs. D.A. MacLennan of Toronto are at The Holly Inn, having arrived from the North last week. They will remain indefinitely.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Purdue Cope of Delaware Water Gap, Pa., left last Sunday. They will stop off at Washington for a week before going home.

Mrs. Frank B. Anderson of Cleveland, Ohio, and her daughter Francis, arrived last week and are stopping at The Carolina. They will remain here indefinitely.

Mr. H.H. White of Atlanta, Ga., is a visitor at The Carolina and promises to stay for quite a while.

A very pretty little party for the young folks was held in the ball room of The Carolina on March 24th. The affair was an event no less than the birthday of Master Reginald Wing of Bar Harbor, Maine. From four to six the ball room was given over to merry making by this young gentleman and his guests, and the corridors of the big hotel echoed and re-echoed with the laughter of little children. Those attending were the Misses Hope and Edna Dann, Marjorie Dort, Emma Jane and Cora Swoope, and May O’Connor; Masters Sherburn Merrill, Charles Swoope, Bruce Butterworth, Laddie Platt and Eugene Keith. When it came time to “Going to Jerusalem” and pinning a tail on a cat, nobody could seem to do it so well as Hope Dann, Marjorie Dort, Charlies Swoope and Sherburn Merrill, for they won the prizes. Besides these games, they had a wonderful Jack Horner Pie, with lovely flavors inside, and everybody enjoyed these. They had refreshments and a big birthday cake with nine candles on it. The party ended with a hilarious Paul Jones and a one-step, and everybody danced.

Lieutenant Mitchell’s passenger list continues large each week, for everybody seems to be taking advantage of an exceptionally good opportunity to do a bit of flying. The roll call includes Mr. R. Simonds, Mr. Glenn Fetterly of Clayton, N.Y.; Mr. Byron Carr of Albany, N.Y.; Mr. Lloyd Halloway, Mr. E.C. Moore, Mr. St. S. Wrenn, Miss Elizabeth M. strong, Mrs. Eberhard Faber of New York; Mr. O.S. Redfield of Greenwich, Conn.; Mrs. H.J. Bahr of Pottstown, Pa.; Miss Polly Piper, Mr. A.L. Wicker, Mr. A. Merrill of Boston, Mass.; Mrs. G.R. Armstrong, Miss E. Armstrong and F.W. Armstrong of Moorestown, N.J.; and Mrs. H.D. Andrews of Bronxville, N.Y.

On Thursday evening March 25th, the Tournament Dance of the Ladies North and South was held at the Carolina Hotel, and a large throng danced until the small hours of the morning. The favors of fancy hats, fans, balloons and confetti gave a carnival atmosphere to the affair. The prizes were captured by Miss B. Morrison and Mr. J.C. Mason.

We have learned that among those who have bought lots in Pinehurst and contemplating building winter homes in the near future are Mr. Richard Lounsbery of New York and Mr. J.D. Hathaway of Montreal, Canada. The Hathaways will be located near the Porter home and are a strong addition to the Canadian contingent. Mr. Lounsbery is well-known in sporting circles, beign a prominent dog-fancier and owner of fine horses.

Dr. Kingsley of Rome, N.Y., who has been stopping with the P.C. Thomases and needs no introduction to Pinehurst people, has purchased property in the outlying peach belt and plans to make extensive development next season.

The Blakes have leased the Rose cottage to Mrs. Putnam and Mrs. Williams, who are here for the season.

From all reports Tom Moore is a pool shark preying on little fish that venture to swim into the Carolina billiard room. He often tosses a straight run of 40.

Miss Statzell and Miss Clarissa Metcalf are here for the Easter holidays.

It was left for Mrs. F.S. Danforth, Mrs. J.D. Chapman and Mrs. J.D. Armstrong to uphold the honors of the winter colony in the North and South in the First Division.

On Wednesday the 24th, Mrs. Owsley entertained Mr. and Mrs. Parson at dinner at The Carolina.
At the present time the Holly Inn has under its roof a collection of “pros” never before equaled in size and quality. Among the most prominent are: Barnes, Fotheringham, Brady, Tellier Wilfred Reed, McNamara, Haddock, Fraser, Githoln, Sarazen, Sylvester, McLeon, Howe, Herndon, Gordon, Edgar Off and Spittel.

Judge Frances Scott and Mr. Wood McKee have arrived at the Berkshire from Patterson, N.J.
Among those giving dinners at the Carolina last week were Mr. Tracy Lewis, Mr. Travers, Mr. Noyes and Mr. W.A. Slater of Washington, D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Johnson were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Truesdell at dinner at the Holly Inn on Wednesday, the 24th.

Judge E.F. Johnson, an old guest, from Woburn, and Wilford D. Gray, the Mayor of Woburn, Mass., arrived at the Berkshire Saturday night.

Mr. H.W. Campbell and P.S. Duryea are at The Cloverleaf.

Mr. Herron, father of the great golfer “Dave” Herron, is at The Holly Inn. We had hoped that Dave would be here too, but he is letting other things interfere with golf.

Mrs. Elkins, well-known in Philadelphia society, made a brief stay at the Carolina on her way North from Palm Beach. She is motoring to New York.

Mrs. W.W. Windle has arrived at The Holly Inn. She motored down from Milbury, Connecticut, to join her son and husband here for the balance of the season.

The Pinehurst Outlook, March 31, 1920

Monday, March 30, 2020

N.W. Phelps, the Jitney Man, Opening Restaurant in West Hickory, March 30, 1920

From the front page of the Hickory Daily Record, March 30, 1920

Mr. N.W. Phelps, the jitney man, has added another business to his line, that of a restaurant in West Hickory. He is a hustler and will make it a go, judging by the results he has been getting in the transfer business.

Hickory High School Students Remember Their Janitor After His Loss of His Wife, March 30, 1920

From the front page of the Hickory Daily Record, March 30, 1920

Make Handsome Gift

Students of the Hickory high school, sympathizing with Lum Gaston, janitor of the building, have presented him a purse of $14.20 as a mark of their interest in him and as an expression of their regret in the death of his wife, Lillian Gaston. Lum brought the statement to the Record office today with the request that it be published. He is deeply appreciative of the interest of these students and of hundreds of friends, both white and colored, in himself and his family. The amount of the contributions by grades follow: Eighth, $4; ninth, $4.15; tenth, $3.70; eleventh, $2.35.

Thoughts From a Flu Bed in Hickory, March 30, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Monday evening, March 30, 1920

Thoughts From a Flu Bed

Had you ever noticed, when you are recovering from the influenza, how easily you can see the spider webs in the covers, slight irregularities in the shades and a thousand little details that never occurred to you before? As a time for reflection, it is better than the first of January.
Four years ago when the flood had destroyed four large bridges and a large number of small ones, many thought that the resultant taxes would almost ruin them. The bridges have all been rebuilt and we doubt if a single individual has noticed the increase in taxes. Taxes are often very much like the “boogerman” of childhood. The danger is more imaginary than real.
We have never seen it, but have been informed that there is a law requiring that sig boards be placed at all important cross-roads and junctions. On the road to Lenoir there is the best place for one we know of and the stranger is likely to take the right hand and presently find himself returning to Hickory by the steel bridge road. On the road to Rhodhiss there is also an excellent opportunity to get lost. The road goes straight forward, but the wayfaring man will soon find himself in the cemetery of Friendship church, while Rhodhiss is far to the right. These remarks are respectfully referred to the commissioners of Catawba and Burke counties.
“Mr. Blank,” said the old employe, entering the manager’s office, “I like to work for you and find the work and conditions pleasant, but I simply must have more money.

“Well, Bob,” he replied: “I greatly appreciate your services and would like to double your salary, but the simple truth is that I haven’t the money. Last month I had to borrow to pay you and it looks like my expenses this year are going to be heavier than ever before.”
This is very much like the bonus to ex-soldiers looks to us. The government ought to pay them something, but does not have the money.
Last week a stranger entered the office of the Ivey Manufacturing Company and said he manufactured maps and was informed that he could get the handles there. He was told by the manager that the only place he knew in North Carolina where these were made was at the Colored A. & E. College at Greensboro. The stranger said his factory was at Greensboro and that he had made a special trip to Hickory to get these handles.
It is said that there are 30,000 employees in the war risk insurance department. The New York Life does not have two million policy holders, but it will guarantee that the proportion of employers to the ensured is not one-fifth as great. We have only one employee in our office and it some times amazes us when we think of the amount of work he can do.
The word “government” has almost become synonymous with “waste.” The abandonment of Camp Greene before the war was over was waste. The building of Camp Bragg after the war was waste. The retention of thousands of clerks in Washington is Waste, and “Jones, he pays the freight.”
We do not think the highway commission has given Catawba county a fair deal but it did promise very generous help toward building a hard surface road to the Burke county line and we have taken no advantage of it. We feel safe in saying that more people enter Hickory over this road than over any other two and are also safe in saying that in bad weather it is worse than any other two. Half a loaf is better than no bread and let us fix up this road if we can do no better.
There are about half a dozen insurance companies doing business in North Carolina known as The Lumber Mutuals, which make a specialty of insuring woodworking plants who manage to do it at less than half the rate charged by the stock companies. These companies will not write a very large policy on any one risk and as a consequence the demand for this class of insurance exceeds the supply. There is a movement on foot to organize such a company in Hickory and with the hundreds of furniture and other factories in this and adjoining states, its success is assured. There is no such company in North Carolina, nor, so far as we know, in the south.

Local and Personal Items from Hickory, March 30, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Monday evening, March 30, 1920

Local and Personal

Mr. J.L. Riddle is confined to his home with illness.

Mr. E.L. Shuford left this morning on a business trip to Greensboro.

Mr. George S. Blackwelder left today for Badin where he has accepted a position.

Mr. Stewart Whitener is spending the Easter holidays at home from the University.

Mrs. P.A. Helan returned to Lenoir this morning after visiting her daughter, Mrs. John Moose.

Mr. John Moose has returned to Lake Junaluska after spending several days with his family.

Mrs. J.B. Gregory of Charlotte arrived here today to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.G. Deal on Twenty-second Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Smith returned to their home in Bishopville, S.C., today after spending several days with her mother, Mrs. H.L. Clement.

Mr. J.E. Reid, new owner of the Hotel Huffry, and Mr. Tucker, manager, who have been in Hickory for the past several days, left today for Augusta, Ga. Mr. Tucker expects to return to Hickory in the near future.

Mrs. E.M. Craig and Mrs. W.B. Ramsay left today for Morganton to attend a meeting of the Concord Presbyterial, which is in session there. They were joined here by Mrs. E.F. Reid and Mrs. Little of Lenoir.

Mr. W.H. Hickerson of New York, northern representative of the Hickory Furniture Company, was in Hickory today in conference with Mr. Geo. W. Hall, manager of the company.

Mr. Daniel F. Beck, recently returned from England where he was with the merchant service, is expected today to visit his father, Mr. J.D. Beck. Mr. Beck has received his discharge from the service.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Henlan and children of Cleveland, Ohio, returned home today after spending some time in Lenoir, Gastonia and Hickory with relatives. In Hickory they were guests of his sister, Mrs. J.W. Moose.

Miss Emma Bonner of Newton spent Sunday in the city with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. T.P. Bonner.

Death of Mrs. Walker

Mrs. W.T. Walker died at her home near the sub-station this morning at 12:30 and the funeral will e held tomorrow in Alexander county. She is survived by her husband and six children. Mrs. Walker was a member of the Lutheran church and was a splendid woman.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Deanys and Tomlinson Defend Elder Cain, March 25, 1920

Letter to the Editor from the front page of The Mount Airy News, Thursday, March 25, 1920,
In Defense of Elder Cain

By Elders C.F. and S.B. Deany
Editor Mount Airy News:
The News and Observer, under date of March 4th, states that John H. Folger, attorney for the Cain boys in his plea before Governor Bickett for commutation of their sentence, assigned as one reason why he should do so was that their father, Rev. Hence Cain, a Primitive Baptist minister, of more than 80 years of age had taught his sons and parishioners for generations that there is no wrong in manufacture and use of liquor, that Sunday schools and other schools are agents of evil.

On the 6th instant the same paper states that the county officers that were here for the execution said that the Rev. Mr. Cain preached the righteousness of making liquor and drinking it; that stealing was more heinous than taking human life, and that Sabbath schools were instruments of evil.

We, being natives of Surry County, and knowing something of the life and labors of Elder Cain, we feel that the statements are a grave injustice to him and the Primitive Baptist church, and is of sufficient gravity to arouse the righteous indignation of every loyal supporter whether inside or outside of its pale, and they should not let such flagrant charges go unanswered.

We feel safe in saying that there is not a more law-abiding, liberty loving, debt paying body to be found anywhere.

Let us see whether the churches that compose the Fisher’s River Association tolerate any such conduct as above referred to.

By reference to the history of the association, page 98, we find that in the year 1890, in their deliberations they advised “all the churches to deal strictly with any and all members that indulge in violating the laws, either by blockading or otherwise, and to exclude any that persist in the same.”

The following year they again took occasion to advise the churches to deal with any member who refused to pay a just debt or who is a violator of the laws in any way. Again in 1897 they gave the following praiseworthy advice: “We advise the churches not to receive or to hold any member or members that are not of good moral character.”

We note that during this period Elder Cain was present on many occasions, and was held in high esteem by his fellow laborers.

Further, let us see how our ministry stands relative to education.

Elder A.M. Denny for several years taught in the public schools. Elder C.B. Denny at one time represented Surry county in the State Legislature and was a county teacher of public schools. Elder J.A. Ashburn represented Stokes and Surry counties in the State Senate and taught public school for years, and most likely did as much for the cause of education as any man in the county at that time. In addition, Elder W.H. Atkinson, present moderator of the Association, Elder F.P. Stone, clerk; Elder G Denny, Elder George Denny Elder G.O. Key and others whose lives are above reproach, teaching and preaching the righteousness of the Lord Jesuc Christ adhere to the Bible rule of faith and practice.
We do not object to the modern Sabbath school for all who want them, any more than we would object to the efforts of any other religious order, but we think them unnecessary, since Christ and the apostles established none.

We want Christ as our leader, the Holy Spirit as our teacher, and His called and qualified servants, and look for no greater influence for good than the church that the Savior established nearly 2,000 years ago.

We believe in the support of all our State institutions that guarantees to everybody within its borders its full measure of benefits, with freedom of conscience to worship God in whatever way seems best to them.
From the above statement made by Mr. Folger and the officers who attended the execution, they would have you believe if they had only been reared in Sunday school they would not have violated the laws of our country Let us see if this will prove true as we recently noticed in a paper that a correspondent of the Journal of Industrial Education says that in the Joliet Prison he found 1,494 convicts; and of these 1,087 had a fair education, 129 being college graduates, 90 per cent were educated men, and 91 per cent had been Sunday school pupils.

We also wish to call your attention to a statement made by Mr. L.S. Tomlinson in the News and Observer under the date of March 17th. Mr. Tomlinson is the largest time merchant in North Carolina and is also president of the Southern Cotton Association.

Wilson, N.C.
March 15, 1920
To the Editor of the News and Observer:

I notice in recent issues of your paper a statement relative to the execution of Joe and Gardner Cain, in which the statement is made that their aged father, Elder Cain, preached and taught the righteousness of the manufacture and sale of whiskey; that stealing was more heinous than taking human life, and Sunday schools and other schools were agencies of evil.

Now what I want to say through the columns of your paper is that this statement is absolutely false, so far as it applies to the Primitive Baptist church in this section. Having been reared in a Primitive Baptist home, and boarding in a Primitive Baptist minister’s home for three years, and since then identified both socially and commercially with Primitive Baptist people for about 26 years, I feel that I have a fair knowledge of what the Primitive Baptist preach and teach, and stands for in this section. 

They are among our very best citizens, and stand for high morals and the best of everything pertaining to the advancement of their community. As individuals they supported the prohibition movement, and all other movements that has for its purpose the better things of life. It is true they have no denominational school. However they believe in state and county schools and support local school tax. They do not believe in Sunday schools, but have no quarrels with the other fellow. As to the best of my knowledge it is the only denomination that will exclude their members for not paying their honest debts, or endeavoring to make the best satisfactory arrangements. If Elders Gold or Boswell, whom I so well know, should say a member was in good standing with the church, we would extend him a liberal line of credit without further investigation.
Yours very truly,
L.S. Tomlinson, president of Wilson Chamber of Commerce

Methodists to Build Church to Work With UNC-Chapel HIll Students, March 27, 1920

University UMC has a soaring steeple rising 210 feet into the Chapel Hill sky, and it was completed in 1926 and dedicated in 1935 after the building loan was paid off by James A. Gray, a 1908 UNC graduate. (https://universityumc.church/worship-services/

From The Tar Heel, Chapel Hill, N.C., March 27, 1920

Methodists to Erect $150,000 Church

North Carolina Methodists plan to build a $150,000 church at Chapel Hill, especially designed for work with the students of the University of North Carolina, according to proposals outlined at a recent meeting in Chapel Hill between representatives of the two Methodist conferences and the local church. Designs for the new church are being prepared now, and a campaign will be started soon to raise the necessary funds.

The meeting in Chapel Hill was attended by the Rev. E.K. McLarty of Ashville, R.M. Courtney of Thomasville, and A.W. Plyler of Greensboro, representing the western North Carolina conference, and by M.T. Plyler, presiding elder of the Durham district, the Rev. A.D. Wilcox of Durham, and Mr. McWhorter of Chapel Hill, representing the North Carolina conference. Present also were the stewards and trustees of the local church and, by special invitation, President Chase of the University. 

The local representatives pointed out the needs for a larger and better-equipped Methodist church at the University, where they year 432 Methodist students are in attendance from all over the state, not counting the people of Chapel Hill. President Chase assured the churchmen of the desire of the university to co-operate with the church in its work. Mr. McWhorter outlined plans for the new building, which will include social rooms, space for Bible classes, and every modern convenience especially fitted for work among young men.

Baptism and Confirmations at St. Paul's Church, March 26, 1920

From The Franklin Times, Louisburg, N.C., Friday, March 26, 1920

Baptism and Confirmation at St. Paul’s Church

During the morning services at St. Paul’s Church last Sunday, the Rev. Mr. Hughes, rector, baptized Louise Terrell Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Allen; Robert C. Beck Jr. and Virginia Beck, children of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Beck; and Joseph Farrar Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurston K. Allen.
The Bishop confirmed the following persons: Mrs. Thurston K. Allen, Louise Terrell Allen, Emma Lawrence Joyner and Louise Joyner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Joyner, Annie Willis Boddie and Lucy Clifton Boddie, daughter of Major and Mrs. S.P. Boddie; Eleanor Foster Yarborough, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. W.H. Yarborough; and John W. King Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. King.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Dr. Battle Explains the Hill in Chapel Hill, March 27, 1920

From The Tar Heel, Chapel Hill, N.C., March 27 1920. Kemp P. Battle's book, History of the University of North Carolina, can be read online at https://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/battle1/battle1.html

Ancient History

Dr. Battle in his History of the University has a chapter on walks about Chapel Hill, which is of particular interest in this season of the year and from which we quote:

“The hill on which Chapel Hill is located is an upheaval of granitic rock forming part of the coast line of a primeval arm of the ocean, some 250 feet lower than the country west of it. This arm is some 16 miles wide; the eastern coast is lower than the western. In the course of time the bottom was elevated by some subterranean force and became dry land. Durham is situated on this ancient sea bottom.

. . . The town is about a mile from the primeval sea. The eastern extremity of the ride on which it is situated is like a promontory jutting into the sea. It was by General Davie, the “Father of the University” called Point Prospect. In old times point was pronounced pi-int and hence the neighbors seeing it on its summit some lofty pines, mistook the name for Piney Prospect. From the summit is one of the loveliest views east of the Blue Ridge. In the distance can be seen the steeples and chimneys of Durham and the lofty trees near Apex and Cary, while the smoke of the locomotives on the North Carolina and Raleigh and Augusta Air Line railroads curls gracefully over the horizon. Raleigh is about 200 feet lower than the eastern coast of the primeval sea and is, therefore, invisible.”

The cairn of rocks was started by Dr. Battle and for a time there was a notice posted nearby requesting each visitor to add a rock to the pile. The notice has, of course, long since disappeared, but the custom has been kept, partly for a point of observation, but more as a memorial to Dr. Battle.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Death Notices for Way, Stone, Gaston, Stamey, Miller, March 27, 1920

From the front page of the Hickory Daily Record, March 27, 1920

Funeral on Sunday for Editor Way

By the Associated Press

Henderson, N.C., March 27—Funeral services of P.T. Way, editor and manager of the Henderson Dispatch who died at his home here late yesterday following a stroke of paralysis 10 days ago, will be held from the Presbyterian church at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.

Mr. Way was 50 years old and had been editor of the Henderson Dispatch for the past 10 years.


Death of Mr. Stone

Mr. A.K. Joy received a telegram from Petersburg, Va., today announcing the death of Mr. B.M. Stone, his son-in-law, after an illness of two months. Mr. Stone, who married Miss Jessie Joy, was a contracting painter and they had lived at Petersburg since their marriage several years ago. The funeral will be hed in Thomasville tomorrow afternoon and Mr. and Mrs. Joy will (words obscured) tomorrow morning. Mr. Stone is survived by his wife and (word obscured) children, the youngest two months old.


Lillie Gaston Dead

Lillie Gaston, wife of Lum Gaston, died at her home on south Twelfth street Thursday evening after a lingering illness. She gave birth to twins several weeks ago. She was one of the best colored women in this city, was 34 years of age and her death will cause regret among a large number of friends, both white and colored. Besides her husband, she is survived by several children. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.


Death of Stamey Infant

Charles Edward, 12-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Stamey of Longview, died yesterday. The burial was held today.


Death of Miller Infant

The funeral of Roy W. Miller, 14-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miller, was conducted at 10:30 this morning by Rev. E.J. Sox and interment was in Mt. Olive graveyard. The child died yesterday morning at the home of his parents in Windy City.

Tom Williams Suspect in Series of Thefts From Homes, March 27, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, March 27, 1920

Negro Arrested

Tom Williams, a negro who gave his home as Charlotte or Winston-Salem, was arrested here last night by Chief of Police Lentz and turned over to Newton officers, who want him for the larceny of a lot of jewelry from the home of Dr. W.C. Raymer, a dentist there. Dr. Raymer came to Hickory and identified the articles, which were valued at $200 or more. Williams said he bought them at a ten cent store, but as Dr. Raymer’s initials were carved on some of them identification was easy.

Chief Lentz arrested Williams on suspicion. Somebody had broken into Mrs. Lon Setzer’s house here Thursday night and made off with $5 and a pistol. The weapon was not found on Williams’ person and there was no way of identifying the money. The jewelry, however, was found in abundance and the officer soon learned where it came from.

Statesville also put in a claim for Williams, who has said to have been robbing houses there. His plan was to ship the stolen goods to Charlotte. Newton had the first call on him, however, and he will be tried in county court.

It is believed that Williams is the main factor in a looting combination that has been active in many towns and cities in this section.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Name New Fishing Pond and Get $5 Gold Coin, March 26, 1920

From The Franklin Times, Louisburg, N.C., Friday, March 26, 1920

Lake Douglass In Honor of Mr. “Dug” Mitchiner. . . Among the Many Names Suggested for the New Fish Pond. . . Many Other Names of Appropriate Nature

Naming the new fish pond just completed by Messrs. Mitchiner and Banks has proved to be quite an interesting and popular undertaking on the part of the public. Quite a lot of names suggested are appropriate and laden with honor, interest and good fellowship, while others are not quite so good. 

There has been no time limit placed on the sending in of names to Dr. C.H. Banks, Louisburg, N.C., but it is desired that all names be sent in as soon as possible that the selecting of a name for the pond may be expedited. The list sent in so far is as follows:

Lake Douglass

I have suggested Lake Douglass as a most fitting name for The Fish Pond and assign the following reasons wh;ich will suggest the power of sentiment as an element in human conduct.

The conception of this large investment of money was founded upon sentiment, which is an attribute of the soul and mind in man. Sentiment aroused produces emotion, emotion action, thus the construction of the greatest pleasure and recreation project that was ever undertaken in Franklin Co. My idea is that the lake should be called the full, euphonious Douglass, the person to whom it is a memorial, because of his great loving heart and attractive personality which drew people so close to him and which such binding force. The people who knew him wanted to use a more familiar and endearing term in addressing him, so they called him “Dug” Mitchiner. I believe it was largely the love and admiration the family had for this great man that caused them to unconsciously build a memorial which will perpetuate his memory in the hearts and minds of all who came in contact with him.

He was a man of big ideals and a man who undertook and accomplished great things. His diversion from the every day cares of life was found in the most innocent and less expensive of all real sports, fishing. Mr. Mitchiner loved all created things but his fellowman most, was a real comrade, would have his friends enjoy his sports with him, and provide for their pleasure more than his own. It was a great pleasure to tell how John had caught more and larger fish than he had. We expect to see this Lake one of the show places of this section of the State, motor boats, pavilions and all the beautiful things that nature provides and man creates around a lake of clear pure water.

I anticipate the joint owners will all combine with their means and best of all their good fellowship to make this the great future cementing place for many of life’s strongest and most lasting friendships and may be many romances will be staged here.
--D.T. Smithwick
I saw your item in the Franklin Times wanting the people to send in names for Bro. Mitchiner’s new pond, and I think this one right pretty, Mitchiner’s Charity Fisherie.
--Bessie Coggin, R.F.D. 4, Louisburg, N.C.
My suggestion for the name of the new pond is Lake Buffaloe.
--J.S. Morris, Franklinton, N.C.
I suggest the name for the fish pond be Lake Mitchiner or Mitchiner’s Lake. This will be in memory of Mitchiners.
--C.S. Williams, Franklinton, N.C.
I would suggest the name of the new pond be Lake Walden, in commemoration of one of the Country’s greatest fishermen.
--W.R. Mills, Louisburg, N.C.
I am sending a name. Hope it may win. The name I suggest is Mitchiners Highway Stock Pond.
--Mrs. Nettie Hoyle
May I suggest a name for the great pond. The last of Mitchiner and the first part of Louisburg, Chinerlouis.
Mrs. M.J. Dent, R 2, Box 68, Youngsville, N.C.
I notice in the Franklin Times a reward of five dollars in gold for the person sending the most suitable name for the new fish pond. I for one suggest, Wilson’s Pond. It’s a great pond and he is a famous man so name the pond for Wilson Fame. I also think Campbells Pond is a good name.
--Mrs. B.F. Hinton, Youngsville, N.C.
I saw in the Franklin Times that you were offering five dollars in gold for the one sending the most suitable name. I have diced on Fisherman’s View, as it is a pretty view and there will be a lot of fishing on it.
--Johnnie Wheless, R 1, Louisburg, N.C.
I suggest the name for the pond as Lake Douglass. My wishes Lake Festus.
--W.R. Winston, Franklinton, N.C.
Name for pond, Fishing Lake.
--Sam Mitchiner
Having seen your advertisement in our paper, wanting a suitable name for your fish poind, will put my bid in as follows, The Bonanza Fish Pond.
--G.W. Hawks, Louisburg, N.C.
I would suggest Lake View as the name for the new pond, derived from the beautiful view from the stately hill nearby.
--John Wilder