ASSOCIATED PRESS AND CENTRAL PRESS
One Rural Carrier From
1 lender son To Be Dropped
Territory To Be Added to Two Other Carrier#, Whose
Salaries Will Be Sharply Boosted; Man Dropped Will
Be Transferred to K ittrell Post Office
Discontinuance of one rural mall ;
route out of the Henderson post of
fice as of May 1, next was announced
today by Postmaster C. P. Wright fol
lowing receipt of instructions from
Washington for the change. The
changes involve the dropping of a re- j
gular carrier ,who will be assigned 10 i
the Kittrell post office, where two car- |
riers are to retire because of the age I
limit, and whose two routes will b< j
merged into one. Considerable in- 1
crease in salary will 'be given the two j
carriers from the Henderson office
who will absorb the route that is to be j
discontinued as a separate unit.
Route 6 is the one to be dropped,
and the territory will be divided oe- j
tween Marion R. Garrett, on Route I
one, whose salary will jump from
2,370 to $2,700 annually, and John S. j
Milne, carrying route two, whose sal-,
ary will jump from $2,130 to $2,760.
Garrett’s mileage will be increased
from the present 13.36 miles to 5-1.16 i
miles, and Milne’s mileage will be i
TEST ON SATURDAY
Examination To Be Held
Pays $l,lOO Yearly
An examination for civil service re
quirements for the filling <»f the post
mastership at Kittrell will be held ii
the Henderson post office next Sat
urday, it was stated today at the
poM office. The new postmaster wit
succeed W. H. Finch, whose term c.\
piles a few weeks hence
It was said that seven have appliei
for the examination. The office is ii.
tiie thiid class rating, and the salary
is $l,lOO per year. It. is a preside*,
tial appointment at the present time,
and Will e made on that basis, with
the selection from the three highest
ratings in the examination. After .1 u»>
1, the Kittrell post office drops dow.,
to a‘fourth class office.
The appointment is expected to b>
made before the office is transferred
to the lower classification.
\ . F. \V. To Meet. The local post
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars wi.
meet luesday evening at 8 o'clock n.
the Junior Order hall, it was said to
day. All members axe urged to he
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I TODAY and TUESDAY I
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I We Invite the Public to Call I
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jumped from 35.20 miles at present
to 55.85 miles. They will leave tne
office at 8 a. m. and return by 1:30
The new route one will go out
through the Harriet mill section by
Gillburg, to Epsom, 'by Amos’ mill,
and hack in by the waterworks plant.
The new route two will go out tn<-
Middleburg road, cut by Carey’s
chapel, back in to Greystone am:
Cokeshury, Vicksboro and Adcock’s
store and then into town.
Walter D. Ayscue, regular carrier
for the discontinued route six will o«»
transferred to Kittrell and his salary
will increase from $2,010 at present
to $2,820. Perry K. Ayscue, substitute
carrier on route six will be dropped
entirely under the new arrangement.
All the changes become effective as
of May 1. 1931.
The two carriers in the Kittrell of
fice who will retire 'because of th«
age limit are Arch Pleasants am:
Arc Tried Before
Nine defendants were on the docket
in police court today, which was con
ducted by Mayor Irvine l’>. Watkins.
Charges of immoral conduct were
lodged in separate warrants against
John Davis and Della Cyrus, Robert
Perry and Fannie Cyrus, Haywood
Vaughan and Heat rice Cyrus, and
Sieve Herring and Mary Winston, all
colored. In each instance fines of $lO
and costs were imposed, with the al
ternative sentence of 30 days on the
roads for the men and ten days in
jail for the women.
The only other case tried during the
day’s session was that of Richard
Adams, colored. charged with as
saulting and beating his wife. Killian
Adams. The defendant was dis
REPAIPS ARE SLOW
FOR HIGH SCHOOL
t'W’A Group Did Not Move So Rapid
ly Last Week; Roofing ami
Repairs on the Henderson high
school building are moving rathei
slowly, it was learned today. The CWA
group of workers did not move so
rapidly last week, due partly it is un
derstood. to bad weather. An approp
riation of 1.800 has been obtained from
CWA authorities for a new roof on
the building and for painting inside
and outside of the structure. With fa
vorable weather, it is expected that
the work will be speeded up. Seven or
eight men arc employed on the pro
ject.. and the rum of $291 is being
furnished from local school funds to
ward the purchase of material for the
repairs being made.
Henderson Daily Dispatch
DIES SUNDAY NIGHT
Uncle of M. J. O’Neil Was in
91st Year; Body Taken
Firman Tottermer, who for the past
13 years has made his home here with
his nephew, Maurice J. O'Neil, diet:
Sunday night at 11 o'clock. He was in
his 91st. year.
A solemn requiem high mass was
sung in St. Paul's Roman Catholic
church Ibis morning at 11 o'clock by
Rev. Father Eugene P. Carroll, the
pastor. The body was taken imme
diately to Montgomery City. Missouri,
his former home, for burial by the
side of his wife, who died 16 years
ago. The body was accompanied by
his great nephew, Gilbert M. O’Neil.
Surviving are two nieces. Mrs. W.
W. Swain and Miss Edna F. O’Neil,
and a nephew, M. J. O’Neil.
“Uncle Firman” as he was affec
tionately called by all who knew him,
was a familiar figure about town,
and until quite recently could he seen
every day going to and from his
church services, and his erect figure
will he missed in the community.
Pallbearers serving at the services
were Gilbert O’Neil, James O'Neil,
Benjamin Oakley, Erie G. Elnnnsgnn
and S. H. Allen.
A portion of the choir from Sacred
Heart Cathedral Catholic church in
Raleigh was here to sing at the mass,
including Rev. Father William, the
MR. GEE’S COUSIN
PASSES ON FRIDAY
The loilowing clipping is from last
Saturday’s News and Observer. The
deceased was a cousin of J. B. Gee, of
Miss Pa!tie Williams Gee died ben
last night at 8 o'clock after an illness
of considerable length.
Pending final funeral arrangements
the remains will rest in the Chapel of
the Anunciation at Christ Church.
Miss Gee was a daughter of the
late Charles J. Gee and Tempe Au
tin Gee of Weldon. She was educated
in Raleigh at private schools and at
Prior to her last illness she resid
ed for man yyears in New York Civy
and in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jer
sey. She was especially active in
church work at the Church of Si.
Mary, the Virgin, on West )6 ( h Street.
New York. She was a devoted com
municant of the Episcopal Chuieh.
During her residence in New Jo.
scy she issued a volume of 10 poems
called “Palace of the Heart and Other
Miss Gee’s father served on the
staff of General Matt W. Ransom of
Northampton County in the Civil War,
and many of her poems are tinged
with the tragedy and pathos of the
war period in the South.
Miss Gee leaves an aunt. Mrs. Mm
nie Haywood Bagiev. formerly of
Washington, D. C.. and an uncm.
Frank R. Haywood of Raleigh and
cousins. Mrs. Samuel F. Telfair and
Mrs. J. F. Phillips of Raleigh: Mrs.
C. H. Blodgett of Nantucket. Mass.,
and W. Howard Hamilton of Balt;-
According to the latest war report,
Europe is stilt “hell-Uent” for peace.
A beloved Hollywood star who now
stands em up whenever she ap
pears in a new photoplay, was so
poor she had to save shoe-leather
when this rare photo was taken,
which may account for the pose.
Turn to another page, where an
enlargement of this picture is one
of three historic photographs pre
sented in the first of a series of
peeks into the American family
album arranged for you by the
noted author of "Today is the Day”
Will take you on daily excursions
to yesterday in our new feature,
“Good Old Days”
In 2 Hours
Ci\ il Court Separates
Couples at Fast
Pace; Number Are
Divorces were granted in tiie civil
session of Vance. Superior Court today
at the rate of one every ten minutes
for two hours from the time court
convened until the hour of high noon,
and the process was still oging on
at that time, At that hour a total of
twelve couples had been separated by
the law'. Six had been continued, thus
accounting’ for 18 of the 30 on the
docket for attention the first day of
court. It was «xpected others wouia
be granted during the day.
Only two or three witnesses were
required and the ‘bill was read to
the jury, of which John William Beck,
Jr., was foreman. The paper
handed to him for signature, after
the other 11 men had assented by a
nod of the head or a “yes.”
Most of the divorces were being on
tained by white couples, and most of
them appeared to be on the ground
of separation. The 1933 General As
sembly in North Carolina reduced
from five years down to two years
the period of time in which separation
may be granted on that ground. There
were a few who alleged infidelity to
the marital ties as the groCTnd tot
seeking their release from matrimon
Lawyers attributed the great num
ber of divorce suits docketed this time
to the .act L.ial tiie legislature had
cut the period of separation required
for a divorce. The number of suits
for this cause was unprecedentedly
large, and some thought it would not
be that large again, 'cccause this re
presented a number that might come
within the. law.
Judge VV. A. Devin, of Oxford, is
presiding over the civil term of court
as the res nil of an exchange that n.
volved him. Judge M. V. Barnhill, ol
Rocky Mount, wlm w r as here last week
for the criminal term, and who shifts
to Nash county; and Judge Clayton
Moore, of Willimston who takes Judge
Devin’s place at Elizabeth City to.
Divorces granted were as follows:
Daisy Hughes Davis against Frank,
Rosa Wyche Joseph against Clove
N. J. Allen against Frankie Allen.
James Davis against Annie Bell
Lucius Watkins against Pearl Wa>,
Janies Alston Davis against Zclma
Olive Gupton Forsyth against D.
Herbert C. I .nylon against Bernice
.Junius W Woodlief against Mary
Octavia Harris against Reuben Har
Nellie Lassiter against. Raymond
Divorce suits continued were:
Eddie. Vaughan against Josephine
Nannie l-lughes against Dorsey
Juliett J. Cameron against Edward
Ifenc Sanders Greene against Junius
Frank Williams against Victoria
Hattie Bell West against J M. Wesi
Mike Alexander against Mandy Alex
Continuances were also granted in
the following civil suits of another
Eliabeth Dorsey against Harland J.
State against Alvin Johnson.
A judgment was granted in the suit
Teachers To Get
A payroll of $ I 6,51)4 for the month
just ended was being: distributed
today to white and colored teach
ers in Henderson and in Vance
county, also including: administra
tive officers and also janitors and
other workers. The payroll is ap
proximately the same as for other
months of the present school year.
All of the money is furnished by
the State School Commission.
$301,000 Request Not Yet
Acted on In Washington,
Information available today showed
the status of various applications for
Ihiblie Works Administration funds
for various purposes in Henderson
and Vance county, as released by Dr.
Herman G. Baity, of Chapel Hill, Stale
There were four projects listed in
tin- JB3 projects for which money was
sought. The largest, was the $285,000
request for money for a new high
school and a new school at North
Henderson and addition of four rooms
at South Henderson. A companion re
quest. to that was for $16,000 for the
addition of four rooms to the Dab
ney high school.
Both of these projects were listed
as having been “forwarded to vyasn
ington,” Out have not. been approved.
A request for $31,000 for a. street
lighting project in the city was also
listed as having been “forwarded to
Washington,” with no approal as yet.
It is understood this will be with
drawn, following an agreement that
ha sheen reached with the Caroline
Power and Bight Company on this
project will not necessitate any bonds.
A project for $121,400 for a Hen
derson National Guard Armory is list
ed as having been disapproved.
With tlic Siclt
Undergoing Trent men! .
Mrs. W. C. Gilliam of South Hen
derson. is undergoing treatment at
Maria Parham hospital, it was said
Baby Alton Pearce was discharged
from Maria Parham hospital, after
undergoing treatment there.
of Henry B. White against tin. <own»
ville Railroad Company.
BURIED 4 YEARS j
IN ICE AT LITTLE AMERICA
.. the Exitle batteries responded
to a flip of the switch
Chopping through ice to the roof of a building ,
they entered the frozen darkness. Some one found
the wall and idly snapped a switch the lights
flashed on ! Was it only yesterday that they had left?
The American public was amazed on hearing
this news-flash by radio. How could electrical
equipment, abandoned for so long in polar ice,
inap into action instantly? The explanation is
simple: the batteries hadn't run down. After four
years of lonely vigil in Antarctica, the Exide Bat
teries astounded the world with their phenomenal
You may feel that buying a battery for your car is
guesswork, because all batteries look so much alike.
But here is startling proof ijiatyou take no chances
w ith an Exido—proof that WHEN IT S AN EXIDE
WHEN IT’S AN EXIDE £TTA£^'
Don’t forget our temporary location in Zolhcuffcr
Motor Co., Building, Chestnut and Montgomery St -
In addition to ourselves Exide Batteries may also be had from these Dealers:
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Station Station Station
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1934
Deaths Here In February
Greater Than The Births
Records for Six Townships, Including Henderson, Sho
24 Babies, While 28 Persons Passed Away; More W
White Deaths, More Colored Births
Vital statistics for Vance county foi
February show that deaths exceeded
births by one, with 27 births, three of
them illegitimate, and 28 deaths. The
figures were made public today by the
Vance County Health Department.
Fourteen of the births, or more than
half were in Henderson township, ana
21 of the 28 deaths occurred there.
Middleburg had one birth and one
death; Townsville had two births and
no deaths; Nutbush had two births
and one death; Kittrell had one each;
had seven births and no
deaths, while Dabney and Watkins
had no births and one death each, and
Sandy Creek had no births and two
There were 11 white births and li>
colored; and 20 males and seven fe
males were born, while 14 were ax
tended by doctors and 13 by midwivc.-
The dtahs included 18 white and 10
Stage Show Coming
To The Stevenson j
Patrons of (lie Stevenson theatre j
will have the pleasure of witnessing i
another new addition of Miss Betty
Lou and her Pretty Ba'by Company,
which comes to the theatre Wednes
day and Thursday, featuring those two
funny fellows. Alt Skinny Candlei
and John “Ducky” Rhoads, along with
a. beatuv chorus, beatuiful wardrobe,
special scenery and effects, and an
entirely new and up to date show, giv
ing you forty minutes of fun, songs,
dances and entertainment. A sizzling
skyrocket of a show and a. hilarious
funny musical comedy with happy
people. You can bring your whole fa
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MRS. STEPHENS WILL
BE INTERRED HERE
Former Resident To Be Buried In
Flmwood Cemetery Sometime
Funeral services for Mrs. Edwin
Stephens, who died Saturday at tiv.
home of her daughter, Mrs. J. S. E.
Young, at Ocean Grove, N. J., are
to be held here Wednesday morning,
it was announced today. The body is
expected to arrive ere tomorrow nigh. [
Funeral services will be held at 1-
a. m. Wednesday from Holy Innocents
Episcopal church, with the rector.
Rev. I. W. Hughes, in charge, and
interment will be in Elmwood ceme-
. colored, and 14 males and ]| f.
, In Henderson township there
I eight white and six colored birth*
, nine male and five female births S
I i 1 we f? by doctors and ib
j b y mid wives. In Henderson , OWn '
! Ihcrc Wol <‘ 15 white and six colors
! deaths, and ten male and eleven /
| male deaths.
The statistics showed eight ncciaei.
tal deaths, four from heart disea '
one from paraysis, three from kkW
diseases, four from pneumonia o n,
from cancer and seven from other
Grouped by ages, it was shown that
two died under one year of ago, two
from one to ten years; one front |o
to 20 years; one from 20 to r><> years
five from 30 to 40 years; three from
4 to 50 years; four from 50 to tin
j two from 60 to 70; four from 70 , 0
n 80, and four over 80 years of age.
Mrs. Stephens, widow of n,,.
Edwin Stephens, w»* Cot many y,_4, ,
a. resident of this city with h«*r l,u
band prior to his death some ir, y ,, u
ago. A sister of Mrs. Stephens, mV.
Maggie Slater, was buried here sev
oral months ago, following hot death
at Ocean Grove, N. J.
Lieutenant J. -S. E. Young, Jr., ;j , (
army aviator, is to fly here from
Florida for the services, lie and Its
family coming for the funeral will be
guests of Mr. and Mrs. I. .1 Young
Mr. Stephens operated a book S | ol .„
in Henderson from 1883 on lor 20 ot
25 years,and was well known to tin
entire community, and both he ami
their family are remembered by older
residents of the city.
The. just man said Plato will so
regulate his own character as to m
on good terms with himself.
In 3 Minutes
also neuralgia, muscular aches
and pains, toothache, earache,
periodical and other pains due
to inorganic causes. No nar
cotics. 10c and 25c packages.
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