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

Miss Clara Harris Dies in Raleigh, March 26, 1920

From The Franklin Times, Louisburg, N.C., Friday, March 26, 1920. The story called her a young woman and said she was 66. I wonder if the age is incorrect.

Miss Clara Harris Dead

The announcement of the death of Miss Clara Harris, which occurred in Raleigh Tuesday, was quite a shock to the many friends of the family in Franklin County. Miss Harris was 66 years of age and was one of the County’s most accomplished and beloved young women and was a favorite among a large number of friends until her health gave way several years ago. She was a member of the Louisburg Methodist church, and besides her many friends leaves four brothers, Messrs. T.J., H.H., C.C. and O.H. Harris, and one sister, Miss Alice Harris.

Her remains were brought to the old home on Tuesday evening and the funeral services were held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. G.F. Smith. The interment was made at Oak Lawn Cemetery. A large number were gathered at both services to pay their last respect. The floral tribute was especially pretty. The pallbearers were W.H. Allen, J.H. Fuller, E.A. Kemp, J.P. Timberlake, P.B. Griffin and F.B. McKinne.

Brick Company Opening in Mount Airy, March 25, 1920

From The Mount Airy News, Thursday, March 25, 1920

New Brick Company

Messrs. L.H Swaim and Will and Edward Smith of this city, have formed a company and will engage in the manufacture of brick in a large way. They will locate their new plant on the Smith farm 2 ½ miles north of the city and begin operation in the immediate future. They have already bought their machinery and hope to begin operations by the first of next month.

New Mill in Durham Will Be Operated by "Colored" Labor, March 25, 1920

From The Mount Airy News, Thursday, March 25, 1920

The Old Negro and the New

A Durham, N.C., firm is showing in a novel manner that kindly race relations may be carried over from the old days and adapted to up-to-the minute business. The Durham Hosiery Mills has just opened a new factory which has been named after John O’Daniels, an old colored man who served the parents of the mill company’s president in former days with a faithfulness which his white friends feel deserves the recognition of people of both races.

The mill will be operated entirely by colored labor, and in making this industrial opening for Negroes the company is providing homes for the workmen of modern type, preserving under present conditions the tradition of an older generation of consideration for its workers.

The educational advantage for Negroes in Durham are excellent, owing largely to the generous interest of Col. Carr who is living evidence that an old Confederate soldier may remain a constructive force in his country’s service into a green old age.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Whooping Cough Kills 400 Children in North Carolina Each Year; Protect Your Children from Exposure, Says Williams, March 25, 1920

From The Mount Airy News, Thursday, March 25, 1920

Whooping Cough

By L.L. Williams, County Health Officer

In North Carolina there are every 12 months about 400 deaths and 8,000 cases of whooping cough. This disease kills more children in this state than does measles, scarlet fever and smallpox combined. With one or two exceptions, whooping cough is the most contagious disease that we have to deal with.

The general and wrong idea of people is that the younger a person is the better for them to have whooping cough. As of its danger, Dr. Osler says, “Whooping cough is a very fatal affliction, ranking one of the first among the acute infections as a cause of death in children under 5 years of age. It exceeds diphtheria and scarlet fever in gross mortality.” Statistics show that over half of all deaths that occur from whooping cough occur in children under 1 year of age, and that 97 per cent of all deaths from whooping cough occur in children under 5 years of age. It is rare after the fourth year of age for a fatal result or a serious complication to occur. Protect the children. They are helpless without your protection. They can’t understand or know; you do.

Let Children Skate on Sidewalks, Says Mount Airy News, March 25, 1920

From The Mount Airy News, Thursday, March 25, 1920

Let the Children Skate

The Elkin Tribune of March 18th made the following comment on the children skating on the sidewalks.

“Recently we have noticed little girls using the streets and sidewalks for roller skating purposes. There is no doubt but that this is a pleasant pastime for them, and from which they obtain real pleasure. But have they once thought what danger there is in it for them, or how annoying it is for those who use the streets and sidewalks for what they were made for? A broken leg or a crushed skull is a heavy penalty to pay for a few minutes pleasure in skating on the smooth sidewalk, but this is liable to happen at any moment.”

Skating on roller skates is indeed a popular and pleasant pastime for the girls and boys of Mount Airy and the tiny tots of 4 and 5 years get quite as much pleasure and profit out of the exercise here as the older children.

Doubtless several hundred children here are the proud owners of a pair of skates.

We have not heard of a single broken limb or crushed skull as a result of all this skating; neither have we heard a single complaint from pedestrians being annoyed or inconvenienced by the sport.

The children are happy, therefore good natured and quick to give passersby the right of way, and we can hardly imagine any one being so far removed from their own happy carefree childhood as to resent other people’s children getting all the happiness they can out of life.

We would say to our Elkin friends, let the children skate. If necessary set apart a whole strip of walk on a quiet street for the children’s skating ground. They will be stronger men and women in the coming years for the healthful exercise. Play is necessary in the development of the young, and we have seen children who have skates sharing with those who have none, thereby developing a fine sense of brotherhood and generosity.

We are glad to know that Elkin children are beginning to use the sidewalks for a skating ground. It is a sure sign of progress and by this sign, if there were no other way, we would know that Elkin is coming to the front.

On January Honor Roll in Mount Airy, March 25, 1920

From The Mount Airy News, Thursday, March 25, 1920

Honor Roll for January

First Grade: Edward Allred, Hugh Martin, Loche Webb, Ruth Blizzard, Thelma Boyd, Ruth Massey, Frances Pool, Mary Nell Short, Helen Tilley, Fred Pruitt, Cecil Brown, Bruce Davis, Woodrow Thompson, James Combs, Miles Foy, Ralph Herman, Woodrow Roberts, Rachel Bray, Clara Belle Welch, Rona Pendleton, Irene Tesh, Lester Badgett, Arlo Stewart, Alma Edwards, Martha Binder, Mary Esther Lineback Lessie Cook, Ruby Lewis, Irma Stanley, Lucy Shelton, Betty West, Florence Matthews, Leah Worth, Elsie Lamb, Arvie Stewart, Leonard Steele, Julia Lundy, Lila Lineback, Dixie May Collins.

Second Grade: Nina Whitaker, Edith Walker, Beulah Simmons, Maurice Inman, Maria Jackson, Joe Griffin, Fred Bingham, Charlie Busick, Lawrence Westmoreland, Bertha Bingman, William Taylor, Endora Lowry, Nora McNight, George Parish, Joe Tesh, Frank Trent, Mary Elizabeth Partridge, Ruth Johnson, Valeria Jackson, Nina Hoffman, Edna Ellis, Mary Sparger Absher.

Third Grade: Nina Owens, Verdie Griffith, Ceaphus Bennett, Harvey Tilley, Arther York, John Hollingsworth, Carrie Badgett, Iris Belton, Virginia Marshall, Maryi Taylor, Lillie Hennis, Josie Walton, Willie Taylor Burke, Leonora Goard, Myrtle Lineback, Frances Fawcett, Leslie Rothrock, Mamie Swift, Rhoda Bowman, Velma Webb, Emma Dix, Pauline Barber, Robert Foy, John T. Moore, William Patterson.

Fourth Grade: Arlie Stewart, Wallace Shelton, Carrie Taylor, Lillie Mae Swift, Annie Fawcett.

Fifth Grade: Grady Frank, Christopher “Binder, Thamar Kiger, Clarice Bowman, Virginia Martin, Naomi Owens, Virginia Burke.

Sixth Grade: Georgia Stewart, Verona Hennis, Rachel Marshall, Katherine Ellis, Walter Martin, Stella Brinkley, Maria Baird, Bertha Byrd, James Strachen, Elbert Partridge, Stewart Lowry, May Vaughn.

Eighth Grade: Dorthy Creveling, Claude James, Beatrice Martin, Ethel Brim.

Ninth Grade: Louisa Kochtitzky, Frances Foy, Annie Bundy, Robert Smith, John Frank, Luther Byrd.

Tenth Grade: Kemp Reece, Elfra Smith.

Eleventh Grade: Elizabeth Baldridge.

German Wife of Engineer of American Steamer Deported, March 25, 1920

From The Mount Airy News, Thursday, March 25, 1920

German Wife Must Go Back to Germany

Wilmington, March 20—At a hearing this afternoon conducted by S.L. Whitefield, immigration official of Norfolk, orders were issued directing that Mrs. R. Greenison, wife of the chief engineer of the American steamer Cotati, which arrived here this week from Hamburg, be returned to Germany.
Mrs. Greenison was, prior to her marriage in Hamburg in January, Fraulein Emma Dannmeyer, of a prominent German family. She and her husband were married four weeks after meeting each other and she came to this country with her husband on board the steamer Cotati.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Carl Lail Couldn't Sneak Corn Liquor Past Pal, March 24, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Wednesday evening, March 24, 1920

Young’s Fine Dog Uncovers Liquor

Carl Lail sat in a cell in the police station this morning and thought of the large, slim dog which is the proud possession of Special Agent Glenn Young of Asheville. Lail also thought of seven gallons of corn liquor which was taken from him by Mr. Young of Asheville. Lail, also of West Hickory, incidentally thought of his horse and buggy and of $70 which he had paid for the juice wholesale. He was not counting his total loss, including profits and explaining to the recorder.

But Lail thought most about that police dog and he is willing to agree that it is a good one. It all happened about 4:30 this morning, Lail is what you might call an early riser. He had been to South Mountains and was returning with his cargo.

On another mission bent, Special Agent Young and the Hickory chief had passed the horse and buggy in which a lone man road. Not so the dog. He suspected Mr. Lail’s motives. This dog had never seen Mr. Lail before. It did not know he admittedly was a sly old fox and that he could put any number of gallons over on occasion. So not knowing this, the dog made an investigation and summoned his master, who turned his car around and came back. The result was seven gallons of corn juice.
Lail is in the charge of the road work for the Hickory township road commission and is on that job.

Special Agent Glenn Young and Pal In HIckory Tracking Draft Deserter, Catch Moonshiner, March 24, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Wednesday evening, March 24, 1920. They were looking for a draft dodger named Linney Walters or Waiters or Waters. I don’t know which last name is correct.

S. Glenn Young and His Big Police Dog Here. . . With Hickory Officers They Chase Alleged Draft Deserter Near Henry River. . . Famous Dog Also Catches Tiger on Way to Hickory. . . Young Arrests 822 Deserters

S. Glenn Young, special agent of the department of justice, and his famous Belgian police dog, Pal, operated with Chief Lentz and Night Officer Pope early this morning in the wilds of Catawba and Burke counties in an effort to uncover draft deserters. They missed their men, thanks to Carl Lail, whose entry into the city of Hickory with seven gallons of liquor, delayed the officers and made them run behind schedule more than an hour.

When the officers neared the home of Linney Walters (Waiters?), one of the men wanted for dodging the draft, the man heard their machine and made a brake for the woods. That was about 400 yards from his home and the time was 7:30. Mr. Young fired at him and believes one bullet took effect. Waters escaped.

The officers then returned to the city, where Pal quietly waited on his master answering every beck and call. He is half Russian wolf, part collie and has other breeds in his make-up. He has as much real sense as a human being, and will chase and capture a man or animal, and can be depended upon to guard a dozen men and protect his master.

“I can draw a circle and put a bunch of men in it, and none of them will get out,” said Mr. Young, discussing Pal. ‘Or I can leave Pal in a room with half a dozen men and they will be there when I return. They are harmless with this fellow watching them.”

Mr. Young dropped his handkerchief behind the reporter and strode across the street from the fire station, Pal at his heels. Suddenly the dog trotted back and picked up the handkerchief, carried it to his master and deposited it on his chest. The dog did not see the handkerchief drop. Mr. Young said this dog uses his brains. Pal will go to the desk in a hotel, pick up a door key and carry it up stairs. He will enter a bath tub, turn on the water and enjoy himself. He likes to bathe. Pal is a brown gray fellow, half as slim as a greyhound, with the looks of a wolf, the courage of a lion and the sense of a man. Mr. Young has refused $4,500 for him. Pal is 28 months old.

Pal has accompanied his master on a thousand raids. He was wounded in the war and treated in the hospital at Camp Jackson. He has been present at the arrest of 822 deserters in the past two years and has done his part. If he sees the person wanted, that is enough. He did not get a look at Linney Waters this morning.

Mr. Young, it will be recalled, captured the Crawley gang in the mountains of North Carolina-Tennessee, has worked on deserters and blockaders in Kentucky and Tennessee and only six weeks ago engaged in a battle with a gang of outlaws, one of whom was laid to rest. He is regarded as the most fearless special agent of the department of justice by those who know him. He doesn’t say anything about bravery, but he has a reputation that he has sustained over a period of years.
Mr. Young is operating out from Asheboro, where he is located with District Attorney Hammer. He and Pal left today for headquarters.

“If I had that dog,” observed Deputy Sheriff Kennedy, as he walked around him, “I would locate all the stills in Catawba county. That pal dog would do it for me. Some dog.”

Famous North Carolina Author Died in Salisbury, March 24, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Wednesday evening, March 24, 1920. To see photos and to read more about this North Carolina writer, go to NCpedia online at https://www.ncpedia.org/biography/tiernan-frances. NCpedia and the Hickory Record spelled her last name Tiernan; Notre Dame University spelled it Tieran.

Salisbury Author Died This Morning

By the Associated Press

Salisbury, N.C., March 24—Mrs. Frances Fisher Tiernan (Christian Reid) died at her home here early today from double pneumonia. While Mrs. Tiernan had been ill since Saturday, her condition was not considered serious and her death was unexpected.

Mrs. Tiernan, who was the daughter of the late Charles Fisher, a Confederate veteran killed in the early part of the war, was born in 1846 in Salisbury. Mrs. Tiernan was reared a Protestant but later in life became a Catholic and had the Laetare medal conferred on her by Notre Dame University in 1909. Among the achievements of Mrs. Tiernan was the naming of the “Land of the Sky.” She was a prolific writer, having published over 40 volumes, the first appearing in 1870.

Frances Tieran (Christian Reid) received the Laetare Medal from Notre Dame University in 1909. https://laetare.nd.edu/recipients/#info1909

City Council Rejects Bids for New City Hall, Approves New Street Light, Sidewalks, March 24, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Wednesday evening, March 24, 1920

Reject All Bids on Municipal Building

City council last night received three bids for the construction of the municipal building and rejected them all on account of the extreme high cost of materials. Besides this, the board transactd a variety of routine work and prepared for opening bids next Tuesday night for the building of a sewerage disposal plant.

All the bidders on the municipal building are Hickory contractors and one bid was loter than that made by the Elliott Building Company three weeks ago. This was put in by Abee, Moss & Stroup and was for $117,900. The Hewitt Construction Company offered to do the work for $131,000 or $121000 on a fee basis, sharing any profits with the city, and Moser, Bumgarner & Abee were willing to undertake the job for $118,800. All were rejected as was stated and the question was left open temporarily.

Five hundred copies of the charter of the city of Hickory were ordered printed, the supply being exhausted and practically e very city in the county contemplating a change in charter is writing for a copy. It is thought that 500 copies of the charter, which will include the latest amendments, will be sufficient for several years.

City Manager Henry reported that he had examined the armory to determine if it would be safe for a skating rink and he stated that the front part might be dangerous. The question of a rink was again taken under advisement. Lieutenant Bowman of the Hickory cavalry had asked permission to open a rink in the auditorium to raise money for the troop.

A petition for a light on Federal street in front of the Henkel stables was received and the light ordered installed.

A petition asking for sidewalks on Twelfth avenue between Twelfth street and Tenth street was received and filed and the work ordered done as soon as practicable. The signers were Dr. T.F. Stevenson, G.C. Warlick, J.W. Bowles, Herman Payne, M.M. Sigmon, K.C. Menzies, H.R. Winkler, J.F. Abernethy and Dr. O.L. Hollar.

The question of a banquet to be given by councilman Cilley, the honored member of the board who retires on his laurels, was discussed informally and Mr. Cilley allowed to fix the date. Former Mayor Yount, who was present on other business, said that the banquet was in order and that its giver, according to custom, is the senior member of the board who retired at the end of a term. There was no argument and the members decided that they would do all in their power to make it a success.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Foster Parsons, Cured of Insanity, Faces Murder Trial in July, March 25, 1920

From the Rockingham Post-Dispatch, Thursday afternoon, March 25, 1920.

Parsons to Face Jury. . . Attorneys for Foster Parsons Will Apply for Habeas Corpus Before Judge Finley at April 5th Term. . . Will be Tried July Term. . . Insanity Plea. . . He Confidently Expects Acquittal

The Post-Dispatch stated last issue that there was a possibility that the attorneys for Foster Parsons might submit to a charge of second degree murder for their client, at April 5th term and accept a sentence of life imprisonment.

This statement was made, of course, on surmise, and was not an authoritative statement from his attorneys or anyone connected with the case.

In an interview with Mr. Stack, of counsel for Parsons, the Post-Dispatch is informed that not only has the defense no intention of submitting to second degree murder, but that they have every prospect of acquittal for their client. Mr. Stack states that they will enter trial confident of acquittal,--on the grounds of insanity at the time the murders were committed. And not only will the same evidence be introduced at the next trial to show his insanity, but additional evidence will be brought forward to show his mental irresponsibility at that time.

The attorneys for Parsons intend to apply to Judge Finley at April 5th term of court for a writ of habeas corpus for their client, so that he can be liberated on bail.

The trial itself will not come up at the April term. The next criminal term will be in July, and it is likely he will stand formal trial then The defense assert that they can prove by positive evidence that Foster Parsons’ mind was deranged at the time the two jitney drivers were killed last August, and that he is not responsible. And if the next jury finds that the young man was not insane at the time, the verdict would be guilty.

At any rate, he will try at April term to be admitted on bond, and then place his case in the hands of 12 of his countrymen, probably at the July term.

Jury Says Kent Greer Not Guilty of White Slavery, March 25, 1920

From the Rockingham Post-Dispatch, Thursday afternoon, March 25, 1920.

Kent Greer Tried in Federal Court at Laurinburg Today on White Slavery Charge. . . Jury Says Not Guilty

J. Kent Greer was declared “not guilty” by the jury in Federal Court at Laurinburg shortly after noon today. He was tried on the charge of White Slavery.

The case was begun at 10:30 this morning. The evidence of the Government was concluded about 12. The defense introduced no testimony at all. District Attorney Adylette spoke for 30 minutes for the Government, and Messrs. T.J. Gold and Leonidas Williams spoke 15 minutes each for the defense. The jury took the case about 1 o’clock and in 30 minutes reported their verdict of not guilty.

The Government introduced the same evidence as adduced at the hearing before Commissioner Guthrie at Rockingham Feb. 28th; inasmuch as the Post-Dispatch published this entire evidence several weeks ago, it is not necessary to rehash it now. Suffice it to say, the jury has said Greer is not guilty of the charge.

4-H Muscadine Jam, Made by North Carolina Girls, Enjoyed on Trains, March 25;1920

From the editorial page of the Alamance Gleaner, Graham, N.C., March 25, 1920

Scene: A dining car. Two men, on eating cheese, jam and crackers with such evident enjoyment that the other asks the waiter to bring him some of the same. After sampling it, he remarks that it puts a fine finish on a meal.

“Yes,” replies the other, “but did you notice the label? The label reads 4-H brand muscadine grape paste. That’s put up by the North Carolina girls’ clubs, and the 4-H stands for Head, Hand, Heart and Health,” says the first man.

“That’s great jam,” says the other. “You North Carolina folks ought to write to all your friends and tell them not to miss this grape jam when they are traveling south. That’s something to be proud of, and I’m going to spread the word among my friends so they won’t lose out on it.”

News from the Old North State, March 25, 1920

From the editorial page of the Alamance Gleaner, Graham, N.C., March 25, 1920

Condensed News from the Old North State

Goldsboro—John R. Higgins, ex-mayor of Goldsboro, which position he filled for a series of successful terms, died at his home here, following a brief illness.

Hendersonville’s population is 3,730, that being an increase of 903 over the census figures of 1910. The percentage increase is 32 per cent.

Laurinburg—Deputy Sheriff Lamar Smith and Rural Policeman S.H. Dunlap have captured five stills in the Nashville section above Wagram.

Washington Special—W.H. Lane has resigned as postmaster at Leaksville, and Charles E. Hamilton has resigned as deputy collector in charge of customs at Winston-Salem.

Charlotte—A million-dollar hotel for Charlotte, the capital to be provided by local men, was one of the movements endorsed by the Charlotte chamber of commerce directors at their semi-annual meeting.

Durham—H. Silver, local merchant is dead; H.B. Mulowitz, another merchant, is in Watts hospital in an insane condition; and H.B. Fennell, negro contractor, is suffered several broken ribs in an automobile accident.

Raleigh—Bryant Cooke, proprietor of Cooke’s café, has been convicted in magistrate’s court of violating the food regulations of the Wake county board of health. He was fined and the café was ordered closed until inspection by the health department shows he has complied with the law.

Raleigh—Cleppus Gray and William Valentine, who was in charge of a truck which ran over and killed 3-year-old Rachel Mann, are in jail charged with manslaughter.

Wallace—One of the biggest, most important steps for some time has been taken by the Wallace people when a new banking company, the Farmers’ Bank and Trust company was organized with a $50,000 capital.

Hillsboro—Sheriff C.G. Rosemond has filed his resignation with the board of county commissioners effective May 1. He will enter business with his brother, J.C. Rosemond, who for many years has been engaged in the cedar and hardwood business here. Sheriff Rosemond has made a splendid record as an officer.

Asheville—The Henderson county Democratic county convention ill be called on April 3, the call having just been issued by County Chairman Ewbank. In Henderson, which is one of the rock-ribbed counties of the Republican party in the west, the Democrats plan to make the hardest campaign in their history.

Winston-Salem—Organized less than a year ago, the Woman’s Club of Winston-Salem, of which Mrs. Howard Rondthalar is president, has nearly doubled its membership having 313 members. It started out a full-fledged club with eight departments.

Lumberton—According to information received here from the state laboratory of hygiene, the cat that bit two sons of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Keetoe of the Pembroke section was suffering with rabies. The boys are taking Pasteur treatment.

Snow Hill—The contract for a new hotel at Snow Hill has been let to New Bern builders. The building will cost $50,000 and will be furnished at considerable additional expense. The hotel will be owned by a stock company of Snow Hill men,

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Senator Newberry's Conviction Will Help Assure Honest Elections, March 22, 1920

From the editorial page of the Hickory Daily Record, Monday, March 22, 1920

Newberry’s Conviction

The conviction of Senator Truman H. Newberry and 16 of his co-defendants for criminal conspiracy in connection with the special election in Michigan in 1918 is a matter in which every citizen who is interested in honest elections may well take comfort. It makes no difference, as the Record has pointed out in discussing government, whether the candidate in most cases is a Democrat or Republican—the question is honesty. If Senator Newberry had been a Democrat, his offense would have been just as great.

Sensible people realize that if wealthy men or politicians are able to purchase an election then there is no reason for voters going to the polls. There are enough men in every section willing to sell out to aid any party in winning an election. It was the great Newberry slush fund that beat Henry Ford whom the majority of Michigan voters wanted to represent them in the senate.

Mr. Newberry’s exponents attempt to justify this expenditure by declaring that Henry Ford is not worth to the high office. That is not for them to say. That question should be decided by the voters of Michigan.

Senator Newberry should be denied his seat in the United States senate. He himself should voluntarily retire, and in any event he should not be allowed to hold membership in that body as long as there is a cloud hanging over his title.

The action of the Grand Rapids jury should have a wholesome effect on next fall’s election. Senator Newberry and his co-defendants have been given prison sentences or heavy fines or both, and they will have small chance of getting the verdict overturned by the supreme court.

Newton Fire Damages Bank, Printing Office, Dental Office, March 22, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Monday, March 22, 1920

Serious Fire at Newton on Sunday

Fire originating in the office of Mr. M.A. Abernethy, secretary-treasurer of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company, early Sunday morning caused fire and water damage to the building of the Farmers & Merchants Bank here estimated at $7,000.

The blaze was discovered by a farmer passing through Newton about 5:30 and the alarm was turned in.

Damage to the furniture and fixtures of the bank and its building by water amounted to $4,000 or $5,000. Practically ruined was the photograph gallery of Mr. T.B. Moose and flooded the office in the rear of the bank of Lowery Printing Company. The bank, Mr. Moose and Mr. Lowry carried insurance, but Mr. Abernethy’s office was not insured. He had all his papers in his safe, however, and his loss is small.

The dental office of Dr. W.C. Raymer also was badly damaged. His loss is covered by insurance.
Cashier G.C. Little stated that the bank would lose nothing, as the damage was covered by insurance. For several days the building cannot be used, but that is the only hardship suffered. All the money, books and papers are safe in the big vault.

Mr. Moose sustained the loss of most of his stock and supplies, but these were insured. The damage to Mr. Lowry was estimated at about $1,000, though it may run more than this, as it is hard to figure on loss from wet paper. His office was flooded to a depth of several inches, as was also the bank.
It is thought that the fire started in a wood box on the second floor. Mr. Abernethy does not smoke and is very careful about fire, but it is believed that somebody must have thrown a lighted cigar or cigarette in the wood box and it flared up during the night. Fortunately the fire was discovered before it became serious. Repairs will be made at once and the occupants expect to be in business again in another week.

A stove on the second floor fell through and landed upright in the bank office. It looked as if it had been placed there.

William Self, Moses Harshaw Have Passed, March 22, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Monday, March 22, 1920

William R. Self Is Dead at Newton

Mr. William Riley Self, veteran of the war between the sections and one of the most highly esteemed citizens of the county, died at his home in Newton yesterday morning at the age of 86 years after an illness of four weeks. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. H.A. Fulmer, pastor of the Lutheran church, of which he was a member.

Mr. Self, who celebrated his 86th anniversary on March 2, was one of the most interesting men in the county. Possessed of unusual intellect, which happily he transmitted to his children, he was a delightful companion and a well-posted citizen. His mind also was of an inventive type and he amused himself in later years by working on inventions of various sorts. Up to several years ago he was a farmer and since that time had lived in Newton.

Mr. Self had an unusual war record. He enlisted in Co. E 57th regiment, North Carolina troops, and his first engagement was at Fredericksburg, where he was slightly wounded in the hand. He fought at Chancellorsville and at Gettysburg and was wounded the first day of this battle while carrying the flag and J.C. Bost, seizing the colors, was killed. At Lynchburg he was wounded again slightly and he was in the battled of Winchester, Harper’s Ferry, Culpeper and New Bern. He was taken prisoner at Winchester and four five months he was absent from his company with smallpox.

“The closest place he was ever in,” wrote the late Geo. W. Hahn in the Catawba Soldier, “was Hickory, N.C. He came home from prison in March, 1865; the enemy came through soon after his return. In order to save the stock, he took 13 head of horses of Major Bost’s, his father-in-law, and concealed them in the forest. A few days afterwards Major Bost thought that he should take them home that he might start the plows. To be sure that the enemy was not near, Shelf rode up near Hickory and stopped for a drink of water. On his return to his horse, he looked up the road and saw quite a number of their Yankee pickets; in an instant he was mounted, and ‘halt, bang, bang’ came the balls, but he made his escape untouched, after having been shot at at least 75 times.”

Mr. Self was twice married, the first time to a daughter of Major Bost and to this union were born seveal children, two of whom, Mr. W.A. Self of Hickory and Mrs. Charles Long, who lives near Newton, survive. His second marriage was to Miss Summerow, and she with five children survive. They are Mrs. Robert Cox of Belmont, Mrs. Harvey Carpenter, Mrs. Floyd Yount, Miss Willie Self and Mr. William Riley Self Jr. of Newton.


Harshaw Burial Will be at Colletsville

Lenoir, March 22—The remains of Moses N. Harshaw, who died at a hospital Saturday night at 9:30, reached here at noon Sunday and the funeral services were held at noon today from the home of his son, J.M. Harshaw. Interment will be made at Collettsville, his boyhood home, 10 miles from here. A special train took the corpse and burial party and friends to Colletsville, leaving here at 1 o’clock.
Mr. Harshaw had been sick only a few days. Early in the week his condition became alarming and Wednesday he was taken to a Charlotte hospital. His condition seemed more encouraging, however Saturday afternoon uremic poisoning set in and the end came within a few hours. For several years he had suffered from diabetes. Two months ago he suffered broken ribs in a fall on ice and it is thought this hastened the end.

Mr. Harshaw was prominent in politics for years and up until the time of his death he was at the head of the Republican party of Caldwell county. His leadership in the party in this entire section of the state was acknowledged and his council was sought in all Republican movements. Twice, in 1907, and in 1909, he represented Caldwell county in the general assembly, and prior to this he had served the district as solicitor. For many years he has held the place of one of the section’s leading attorneys. Recently he had been endorsed by the Republicans of Caldwell and Watauga counties as a candidate for Congress from the eighth district. His friends had already started a campaign to secure for him the nomination.

Mr. Harshaw was born at Collettsville, July 6, 1856, the son of Newton Harshaw, one of the pioneers of this part of the state. He licensed to practice law in 1895, after a long and dogged fight. His career has been marked with hard-fought battles and with success.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by one son, J.M. Harshaw.


From the editorial page of the Hickory Daily Record, Monday, March 22, 1920

The death of Moses N. Harshaw of Lenoir in a Charlotte hospital Saturday night removed a man who if he had been privileged to have full advantages would have been the foremost citizen of his section. Mr. Harshaw possessed native ability and wit in abundance and it was a rare treat to hear him talk. Mr. Harshaw was a real character, loveable and charitable, and a force in his community. He became known throughut the state by reason of his serving in the general assembly and it was here that the people of the state came to know of his wit and humor and his inimitable oratorical style. We will never see his like again, for he was one of nature’s own children.