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85 Percent Os Deposits In National Bank Signed On Reopening Agreement Victory In Sight, But Much Yet Remains Before Other 14 Percent Is Pledged WORKERS RENEWING EFFORTS FOR GOAL Hope To Get Across By 'August 31 So Bank Can Be Opened by September 15; * Events Will Move Rapidly Once Depositors All Give Cooperation last Saturday’* efforts in the sign tip campaign for the reopening of the First National Bank were among the best for any single day sine* the drive began, and netted around five percent of the total of outstanding deposits which had not up to that time been pledged for the movement, it was an nounced today by Jasper B. Hicks, chairman of the sign-up committee who reported that 86 percent of the deposits have now been put into the agreement. That leaves only 14 percent yet to be pledged, and des perate efforts ere being made to wait on the remaining depositions the first half of this week. August 31 is the date that had been fixed as the time when it was hoped the goal could be reached. Mr. Hicks was optimistic toduv that the job might be completed by then, and said he thought th« work could be finished then. It has been stated by the officials of the rwmpawfn inanimation and the bank people that the bank could be reopened within two weeks after the depositors had given their con aent to leave their funds in the new bank If the sign-up is completed by August 31. It is expected, therefore that the opening can be definitely fixed for September 15. or thereabouts. The community is looking forward to the reopening with the idea \hat it wi:» wor:; somewiat of a transforma tion on the business horizon. The plan Is to pay in full on or after the open ing day all deposits of S2O or less- and 1 to pay at the same time ten percent ; of all other deposits, whatever their i amount. Such payments will, it is esti-1 mated, liberate from $60,000 to $70,000 in funds to depositors, as well as make available new sources of credits foi commercial and agricultural pur poses. AROUND TOWN License lisued.—One license to mar ry - was issued Saturday In the office of register of deeds that to Charles Thomas Burwell of Franklin county and Josephine Green of Vance county, colored. Deed Filed.—One deed was filed Saturday in the office of register of deeds by B. H. Hicks and Belle H. Purvis to Legg-Parham Co. of 53 aorey" In Mjd|icburg township for valuable considerations. DAVIDSON PROFS. RETURNING Davidson. Aug. 29 —Members of the Davidson College faculty are now be ginning to return to their homes here af’er spending the summer recess in various capacities and in different parts | of th- country. Some of them havt been teaching in summer sessions, a’. Davidson and at other institutions: others have been studying; some have been attending camps, and oth ers have spent their vacation in sum mer homes. I ask. is it not marines to die. in order to escape death"*—An old Ro man poet to an intending suicide. W. H. Boyd Rfflitered Engineer and Surveyor Office In lan Building Office Phone 198 Home Phone 10 FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue ol the power and aether, y - s?ed in me in a cer tain deed of trtn-t. ex •cu’-.-l by S \V. Williams and w.fe M-try C Williams and recorded in the Register of Deeds Office of Vance County, North Carolina, in book 151. at page 529, de fault having been made in the pay inrnts of the notes secured by said deed of trust, and a* the request o< the holder of the same. I shall sell for cash at the Vane* County court house door, in Henderson. N. C., a twelve o’clock, noon, on Thursday the l&*lh day of Septemmber, 1932 the following described real estate, to wit: Adjoining the lands of the ohildrer and heirs of David Young. R f A Fields, the R. S. Cooper, tract, el al It is lot or tract No. 7 in the divi sion of the lands of the late Davie Knott, and hla wife, and contains 8’ 3-4 acres, more or less, the same as signed to Stephen G. Knott, Id the partition. See* special proceed ings docket No. 602. and Register! Office book 12, page 574. For a n*ort accurate and definite description of same see deed from David Y. Cooper mad wife to W. F. Guerant. hook 89 page 492. Vance County Registry. This 13tti day of August, 1»32. _ J. 11. PEACE* Trustee.^ Depression Fighter From away '’Down Under” came this crusader against the depres sion to hold a council of war in the United States with a view to map ping out a program of strategy to combat the common enemy. He is Stanley M. Bruce, former Prime Minister of Australia, shown as he visited the White House to confeir with President Hoover on the eco nomic problem schoolqpenTngs WILL BE DELAYED Will Not Open Sept. 8, But Probably Sept. 15 or 22, It Is Learned, The tentative date of September 8. 'ixed several weeks ago as Jhe time for the opening of the schools of she city and county has been dropped, ahd :t now seems probable that class work will begin on either Thursday. Sep tember 15, or a week later on the 22nd. Children are needed in the rural sections to help in harvesting the crops, and, since both city and county terms are for eight months, it has been desired to open both systems at the same time. Postponement of the opening of the rural schools will pro bably mean, therefore, the opening of the city schools on whatever date may be fixed. This would throw the close next spring a week or two later than last spring. Some of the loss of time at the start may be taken up, too. by a single week for the Christmas holidays. That is too far off to be definite, however, and a guess would be mere conjecture. CITY COUNCiLSET TO MEET TONIGHT Due To Fix Tax Levy For Year After Delaying From Last Monday Fixing of the rax rale for the cui :ent fiscal year is the chief business on (he calendar for *hr Henderson City Council at a meeting to be held ’onight. which was adjourned from last Monday night, when the mattei was under discussion, but no definite decision was reached. There was a prospect that two or hree members of the Council would he absent from the meeting tonight, and whether the rate would he fixed :n their absence was not learned. So far as could be ascertained in advance, there was no prospect that he rate would be raised, and some indication that It might be shaved down a cent or two, though this could not be determined before final ac ion on the budget. A tentative budget has been before the Council at two meetings, but efforts are still being undo to effect economies, and these nay be or may not be achieved. FIVE CASES HEARD IN POLICE COURT Five cases, involving six defendants, ill of whom were charged with being Irunk. were tried in police court this nnrning by Mayor I. B. Watkins. Forest Jones and Lehman Bradshaw mlored, plead guilty to being drunk »n the streets of Henderson, and were ined $1 and costs each. Freddie Steed, colored, charged with being drunk, had judgment suspended upon payment of costs. Robert Combs, white, charged with iriving an automobile while under the influence of whiskey or opiates, and with possession of whiskey, was fined $75 and costs ana given six months in Jail, commitment not to Issue if the defendant does not drive an auto mobile In the next three months. Laura Combs, white, charged with being drunk, had suspended ipon payment of costs. Beulah Clayborne, colored, charged with being drunk, entered a plea of guiltg and was fined $2.50 and costs. Hrajrafrlj MRS. COOPER DIES AFTER OPERATIONS Prominent Henderson Lady 111 Three Months; Fun. eral Tomorrow After an illness of nearly three months in a Philadelphia hospital, during which time she underwent sev eral operations, Mrs. Fannie Spotts wood Burweil Cooper, widow of the late John Downey Cooper, Sr., died shortly before noon yesterday In Philadelphia. The body was brought here at 5:55 a. m. today and was taken to the residence on Charles street to await funeral services. The funeral will be held from the First Methodist church Tuesday aft ernoon at 3 o'clock, in charge of Rev. D. E. Earnhardt, th? pastor, and in terment will be in Elmwood cemetery by the side of her late husband. Mrs, Cooper's six sons will serve as active pallbearers. -No honorary list was selected - . . Mrs. Cooper was 74 years old. She was born in Mecklenburg county, Vir ginia. July 16. 1858. later moving with her parents to Townsville After her marriage she moved with her husband to Henderson, and had been a resident of this city about half a century. During most of her residence in this city Mrs. Cooper was a member of the First Methodist church. She was very active in its work, and was a member of the women’s organizations and a regular attendant at the church services. Mrs. Cooper went to Philadelphia early in June for what was expected to be a minor nasal operation, but complications developed, resulting in a mastoid trouble and necessitating several operations. Her condition had been serious for several weeks, and death was not unexpected. During her stay in the hospital, she was under the personal care of her son. Dr. David A. Cooper, a prominent surgeon of Philadelphia, and several other lead ing doctors in that medical center. She was treated in University hospital. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. A. A. Zollicoffer. of this city, and six sons. John D. Cooper. Jr., Marshall Y. Cooper and James W. Cooper, all of Henderson; Henry B. Cooper. Ox ford; Lewis G. Cooper, of Greenville. N. C-. and Dr. David A. Cooper, of Philadelphia. An only brother. Henry Burwell, of Enfield, also survives. Mrs. Cooper’s husband, the late John Downey Cooper. Sr., was a life-long resident of Henderson, and a leading business man. with interests in the cotton mills, the bagging mills, the banks and other enterprises, and in earlier life was ac,tive in the tobacco industry here and elsewhere. He died in 1921. With Mrs. Cooper at the time of her death were Mr. and Mrs. Zollicoffer, Dr. David Cooper, and Henry and Marshall Cooper. She was widely known to a host of friends, in addi- %#I JHBk \ \t\g c * * ° T A \ Jets *j*s uV s*w>»* I l *y 3 S e yd *-° lS: t^ e I SMOKI COOL AND LAST LONGER 1932, LlfiCßTftliouToamooG*. \, Striking Farmers in Law’s Clutches * If, If j!l| J j [[ -« SHKH - m lit . ••••; i till, - * fry▼ Farmer pickets from Picrsor, lowa, are shown as they faced the law across the table, upon which lay the clubs with which they hoped to artificially control the law of supply and demand as applied to farm nroduce. The men were found guilty of unlawful tion to her large family connections, and was held in the highest affection and esteem by those who knew her. JUDGE HARRIS TO HOLD COURT HERE Raleigh Jurist To Exchange With Judge Frizzelle In October Judge W. C. Harris, of Raleigh, will hold the October term of Vance Superior Court, beginning here on the first Monday in October, it was learn ed today. Judge Harris comes here by exchange with Judge J. Paul Friz zelle, of Snow Hill, who was scheduled to be in this district for the second half of the year. Judge Frizzelle has been 111 recently, and a two weeks term of court in Halifax county this month was held by Judge Thomas J. Shaw, of Greensboro, retired jurist, serving in the place of the Green county judge. A rather heavy docket is in pros pect for the October term. Two de fendants, both Negro men, are charged with murders committed in this coun ty many years ago, one of them 18 assembly by Justice of the Peace Jack de Witt of Council BhifFa (at left, in white shirt). Many dis contented agrarians have been injured in clashes with deputies who-are keeping the roads open to farmers who desire to sell their produce for what it w'ill bring. and the other 24 years ago. There are also a number of cases of a less serious nature that await disposal. Recently the county jail was filled, and jail cases, as usual, have right of way when the docket is taken up. unless there are other considerations to interfere. Episcopal Church Picnic Wednesday The church school picnic of Holy Innocents Episcopal church will be held Wednesday afternoon at Balance Rock, weather permitting it is an nounced. All members of the congrega tion are requested to attend. Those having extra seats are asked to come by the Parish House at 3 o'clock to help transport others. 1/ it Is raining at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, the picnic will be called off, it was said. Epsom Woman Is Awarded Degree Among the eighty students awarded degrees Friday at Eastern Carolina Teachers College, Greenville, for two year normal graduates was Miss Sallie Lou Finch, of the Epsom Community. Miss Finch is the daughter of Mrs. G. W. Finch and is a graduate of Aycock high school, of this county. MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1933 EPSOM HIGH SCHOOL WILL OPEN ON SEPT. 5 i Registration of Students To Be Held Friday Afternoon; Buses To Run Epsom high school will open Mon day, September 5, it was announced today by Julius D. Woodward, prin cipal. J On Friday. September 2. at 3:30 p. m. there will be a meeting of the parents and pupils for the formal opening and classification of the stu ; dents. Trucks will run on this date and will cover the same territory as | last year, in ordtr that tht pupils may j attend the registration. I Owing to the late crops the school will run on a short schedule,-making 1 it possible for the students to attend : school and to work at ion*? also. Only one change has been made in | the faculty. J. J, Wolfe will not return j and an additional teacher will be ad : ded in his place, made necessary by j the increased enrollment o' last year. The list cf faculty members follows: | Miss Sue Bodis Macon. Henderson, I first grade; Miss Pattir lanm, lluor», GRANGE ENDORSES FREE HOLDERS VIEW c °u n ty Official, Are He.rd And Questioned At SaL urday Meeting T. G. HORNER SPEAKS Reads Resolutions Adopts h v t Payers Group. Which Ap pr „ Vwl **' Meeting Is Preside Over By Saunders Resolutions previously pass*-* meeting of the Freeholder? j> s ‘ ’’ * Vance County, calling for stric* mien in operation of county a't^ r and for the operation of tr : » «.rh , this year on the basis of St»> ards and without supplements w,*h few exceptions, were endorsed Un * mously by those voting a , „ m _ p , |r _ railed by the countywide Nj,* , Grange organization and held in .j* court house last Saturday aftern-vir * Several county officials sp*,ke ~n the proposed budgets for the \? a , and opportunity was given f,„ tioning them, and a number of tions were asked. S B. Roger, chair man of the Board of Countv Cotninu .sioners. spoke on the general coumy budget, and Superintendent E M Rol lins spoke on the school budgets q W. Adams, county account, spoke the relation of valuations and the tax rate. The resolutions by the Free holders League were read by Thomas G. Horner, and these were discussed At the time the vote was taken after several hours, it was said there were some 15 to l-0 persons at the meeting, and nine votes were c as* for the resolution and none again it. Some of those present and not vot ing were understood to have taken the view that they did not feel they were sufficiently informed to vote it « a , said there were about 45 present at ’he time the meeting opened J \v Sanders, county farm agent, who i? president of the countywide Grange who issued the call for the me*t mg presided. In his introductory remark? he said that while the meeting had been called by the Grange, it was open to all tax-payers, all of whom were free to take part. The meeting, which was announced for 1:30 p. m.. got under way about 2 o'clock, and lasted until well on in the afternoon. second grad* Mist, Elizabeth Ttmbrr lake. LouisVjrg, third giade Mi-« Agnes Harr?'], Rose Hill, foorh grade; M-s. A. M. Jones. Louisbu-g fifth grade; Miss Selecia Mu!,f, Bunn, grille; Mrs. John Pheip* Bunn, sev-. iMi grade. Vi-,s Jew- Clark, Louisburg, high school fcis'oiv: Miss Edna Peele, Pikesvtile high school English; George E Crawley. Essex, high school French and science and Julius A. Woodward, Statesville, mathematics.