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Report of Superintendent, the Colored Orphanage of
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[Colored Orphanage of North Carolina]

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FOUNDED 1883 - - - - - INCORPORATED 1887 Report Of Superintendent
The Colored Orphanage Of
North Carolina February 1, 1937
June 30, 1940

T. K. BORDERS, Supt.

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Superintendent 1937-1940

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        While this report was at press, the writer, T. K. Borders, died on October 15, 1940. Mr. Borders was away from the Institution at that time on leave of absence granted by the Board of Directors on July 15, 1940. He had hoped to be able to return to his duties in January. Following is a report of his activities as the Superintendent of the Colored Orphanage of North Carolina from February 1, 1937, to June 30, 1940.

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February 1, 1937--December 31, 1937

Gentlemen of the Board of Directors of the Colored Orphanage of North Carolina:

        In submitting this report, may I first take this opportunity to thank you collectively for having faith and confidence in me to elect me Superintendent of this institution. I shall at all times keep the interest of the children and the institution in the foreground and make these interests the motivating power of all institutional activity.

        Having come to the Orphanage at the time that I did, it will be impossible to make the type of report that would be most desirable, nevertheless, Gentlemen, it gives me pleasure to report the following:

        1. In the beginning, as now, we were beset with many problems pertaining to child care, but to my thinking, the most imminent problems were food, child handling, living conditions, and the lack of adequate finance. These problems have been given most attention for the past eleven months.


        Since we had a shortage of funds and did have land, the larger part of the year has been spent in raising and preserving foods.

        Gardens--May 1, 1937, we started using cabbage from our garden where we had planted three and one-half acres of cabbage. Shortly after the cabbage, we started having garden peas, onions, and other vegetables. In this way, we have been able to have a diet sufficient in bulk, calories, vitamins, and balance between the food types. This has made the children more satisfied, healthier, and happier, and we think they have gained weight on the average in a very satisfactory manner. Our gardens have produced a total of vegetables eaten, namely:

Lima Beans 1156 pounds
String Beans 6243 pounds
Cabbage 5850 pounds
Corn 300 dozen
Garden Peas 893 quarts

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Okra 1432 pounds
Rape 492 pounds
Squash 4260 pounds
Shelled Peas 223 quarts
Tomatoes 8952 pounds
Beets 1600 pounds
Carrots 410 pounds
Swiss Chard 105 pounds
Onions 2675 pounds
White Potatoes 2000 pounds
Sweet Potatoes 1000 bushels
Watermelons 4 acres
Collards 2 acres
Turnips 1 acre
Turnip Greens 1 acre

        This garden produce eaten had a market value of $3,491.11. In addition to garden produce eaten, the following was canned:

Lima Beans 108 quarts
String Beans 1119 quarts
Beets 142 quarts
Blackberries 88 quarts
Corn 581 quarts
Jam 80 quarts
Okra 58 quarts
Soup Mixture 70 quarts
Squash 14 quarts
Tomatoes 1610 quarts
Chow Chow 72 quarts
Sauerkraut 150 gallons
Vinegar 40 quarts

        Which has a value of $1,126.90.

Molasses 119 gallons

        In addition to this we bought very cheaply and canned:

        This makes our total canned food value $1,775.70.

        In addition to foods eaten and canned, we have measured into the cribs, 420 bushels of yellow corn, 1,000 bushels of white corn, and in the fields we have an estimate of 200 additional bushels of white corn. This makes a total of 1,620 bushels of cribbed corn, with a value of $972. The fodder, shucks, tops, and hay are estimated at forty-four tons with a value of $839.08. Peanuts (30 bushels) are valued at $60.

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        Peas, soy beans, and velvet beans were planted in most of the corn. The value of the land is inestimable, but we gathered about 80 bushels of peas valued at $160. We have killed 19 hogs which weighed 5,074 lbs. when dressed. They are valued at $1,014.80. In addition to those hogs, we will have 21 more to kill later in the year. This additional kill will make our meat value around $2,000 for the year.

        On April 1, 1937, we bought 300 baby chicks anticipating the meeting of the need of eggs in the diet. Now we have 146 hens and 10 roosters. At present, we are getting 9 dozen eggs a day. So far, these chickens have produced 210 dozen eggs valued at $63 and 620 lbs. of meat valued at $187.80.

        Our cows gave us great concern and still do. So far this year, they have produced 8,450 gallons of milk with a value of $3,380. The average has been about 35 gallons a day. This enables all the children to have three glasses of milk each day. In addition to milk, we have killed 12 calves at a value of $84.

        Now, we are buying less food with the hope of being able to make the farm and garden feed us in the future. The value of all farm and garden produce this year has been $14,025.49.


        The little boys' matron had resigned before my arrival, which resignation was to take effect February 15, 1937. However, she was prevailed upon to stay until March 1, 1937, at which time, Mrs. Lennon, a kindly young women with years of teaching experience, took over this position. The little boys' situation, I think, is very satisfactory.

        The larger boys' building is matroned by Miss Wynn, an old worker in the cause. In her building live Mr. Alston, his wife, and Mr. Gidney. All of these people have concerned themselves with the larger boys and they are responding nicely.

        The girls, who are matroned by Mrs. Biggers, of Gastonia, an old teacher, are not responding as one would wish. They are still fussy and seem not to have caught the vision.

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        In general, most of the children have responded nicely to kind treatment, but it is hoped that much improvement might yet be made in this direction.

        Now, we have only one boy working off the grounds. He works at a nearby neighbor's house before and after school. No children have been allowed to go out and work for people except in groups under the supervision of one of our men. These children have been carried to and from work in our vehicles, eaten all meals at home, and have been home at nightfall. Next year, we hope that our added farm and home activities will take all of the children's time and that no outside work will be attempted.

        All of the time is not used in work. A certain time is set aside each day for play. This has benefitted the morale greatly. The number of children has been kept constant at the suggestion of the State Welfare Department. We have enough beds for one hundred fifty-four children to sleep separately. Due to certain factors of behavior, we feel that no additional children should be received until we have more beds and matrons, or as we demiss children that others be taken in their places. We also observe that as living conditions are made better, as food is made better and more plentiful, problems of discipline diminish.


        The living conditions are gradually being improved. In the boys' building, there is still a great need of heat, but it is hoped that when we have the heating plant, a gift of Dr. Shepard's school, this condition will be alleviated. In this building, more beds, a gift of Mr. Proctor, of the Oxford Ophanage, now make it possible for all boys to have separate beds. Purchase of additional bedding makes these beds comfortable and warm. The walls need painting, the roof needs attention, and all toilet facilities should be of a type with working parts less accessable to boys. We have started to close end openings so as to conserve heat and make the buildings more comfortable.

        The girls' building is in need of much work. We have just installed a furnace, the gift of Mr. Beiman, of Beiman and Rowell, of Raleigh. This furnace will put heat all over the building and will relieve much suffering on the part of our girls. We are also indebted to Governor Hoey and Mr. Rothgeb of the Budget Bureau who used

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their influence in securing this boiler. In this building, we have done some painting and much work on the plumbing. There is much more work to be done in this building. It has never been completed or painted inside, and the porches and eaves need attention. New floors are badly needed on the first floor and before hot weather comes again, the whole building should be screened. Mr. Pickens, while on his most recent visit, asked when this would be done.

        In the little boys' dormitory, water seeps in at the floor and all of the walls are in great need of painting. This building, however, is in best repair of any of the dormitories and will be very comfortable when the sewage connections are made in the near future.

        Other Buildings. All of the other buildings are in great need of repairing and rebuilding. The old granary is beyond repair. We have no place for storage of seeds, fertilizers, tools, etc. We hope to make brick for such a building next summer.

        The Cow Barn. There is no cow barn. The cows are housed in a lot under a shed which is just a little better than no protection. We have about 50,000 brick which we hope to use in building such a barn, as it could be built next summer at little cost, using Mr. Dixon and some of the larger boys who know something of brick laying and who are anxious to learn more. Our cows can never produce as they should with the present inadequate shelter.

        The School Building. This building, a gift of Mrs. Duke in honor of her son, Mr. Angier B. Duke, has deteriorated very rapidly. The roof we have repaired time and time again, but before very long a new roof will have to be had and much plastering, painting, and repairing will have to be done if the memorial and our school is to be kept usable.

        The Superintendent's Home. This building has served well its purpose for these thirty-five years. Now it needs re-building. It cannot be heated; it is poorly arranged; and it is going to pieces very rapidly. My furniture, my wife, and I have suffered much there.


        It has been a great pleasure to work with our present staff. All workers have at all times worked hard, cooperated

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to the limit in all things. Those who felt that they could not cooperate resigned and went elsewhere. Mr. Alston has exhibited every cooperation, despite the fact that his salary was cut $20 a month in an effort to economize. Mr. Gidney replaced Mr. Short as head farmer at $10 less salary a month. He has proved his worth, as is exhibited by the value of farm crops produced this year. All workers have caught the vision and have not only cooperated with me, but with one another in all ways possible.

        In addition to our regular staff, the Board of Education has made it possible for us to have the services of Mr. Lennon by giving him work in the school as a regular teacher, for which service he draws his salary. For his lodging and meals, he trains our singing groups and is at present training a band. During the summer, he directs the boys' play activities. He has also been valuable to us as an agent in carrying our cause to the people and he has brought in a goodly source of money with his singing and program groups.

        Mrs. Alston has been added to our school faculty through the courtesy of Mr. Credle, Superintendent of City Schools, and the Board of Education of which Dr. W. N. Thomas is chairman. Mrs. Alston is a full-time teacher of Home Economics in the school. She is teaching some of the older, more retarded girls to be good domestics in full-time Vocational Home Economics Classes. There are also regular Home Economics Classes for girls enrolled in the regular academic classes. She aids the girls' matron in keeping, fitting and making clothing, for her board and room.

        This year, most of the workers have not only done their jobs here on the grounds, but have aided by representing the institution at public gatherings and by raising funds.


        Health conditions have been as good as could be expected. Dr. Thomas has spared no pains in caring for the health of the children. However, I am glad to report that we have had no major illnesses and very few days have been spent by the children in bed. Coughs and colds, due to inadequate building heat, have caused most of the little

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illness which we have had. The gain in weight has been most satisfactory as in shown below:

Larger Boys:
Gain in pounds--612 Average--8
Gain in pounds--481 Average--10
Little Boys:
Gain in pounds--209 Average--7


        The City of Oxford, Mr. Keller, Mr. Steagall, and Mr. Jennett, have been most cooperative and helpful in the construction of the sewer. All expenses have been kept at a minimum. Mr. Dixon and the boys made the brick and have put in the manholes. This project is now almost completed. It will have a far-reaching effect upon the health improvement.


        The support which we have received from the public is most gratifying. In addition to the appropriations coming from the State and the Duke Foundation, churches, schools, and individuals have made contributions in goods and money to the extent to date of $2,389.04 in goods and $3,164.53 in money, which makes a total of $5,553.57. This amount includes $480.00 from the sale of the Barringer property and $195.00 rent.

        In addition to these items given to which we have attached monetary value, a very much needed and appreciated support comes in a loan of 11 band instruments by the Rotary Club of Oxford.

        At present we have on a state-wide drive which has already brought in over $600 and which, I think, will give us many more dollars before all places have reported. This drive has been initiated for the most part in each county by the County Superintendent of Public Welfare. These ladies and gentlemen, along with Mrs. Bost, Miss Mitchell, and Miss Shuford, have been most helpful in this and other respects. We owe them many thanks for their aid and encouragement.

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        1. Since the Superintendent's home is not livable, is too large, and is so run-down, I wish to ask that we be given immediate permission to rebuild or remodel it, even though the necessary money be borrowed.

        2. Our experience on the farm this summer showed that we need one more man to work from March 1 until August 1, whose duty would be to manage the boys who have to cut weeds, hoe, set out plants, etc.

        3. That the pay of matrons be raised to a figure that would attact and hold capable people, and that Mr. Alston be given back his cut of $20 per month and that Mr. Gidney be given a raise.

        4. That as we can, with our labor or as our funds permit, built a suitable granary and cow barn.

        5. Our laundry work is a cause for action. In the laundry, there is inadequate material to work with and an inadequate force of workers to do the work. At present, each matron, with the aid of children, does the laundry for her building. The children lose too much time out of school and it makes the matrons' load too heavy. I therefore recommend that a special laundry matron be employed and that at the earliest possible moment, we install a power washer, water extractor, and dryer.

        6. I realize that you gentlemen are busy with your individual affairs, however, as I see our opportunity, it should not be curtailment, but expansion. To adequately care for the children, keep the plant in good repair and creditable to all, we need an additional $10,000 per year. Will you please help by tapping income not now available to the institution?


        In conclusion, I wish to thank you, the members of the Board of Directors, for the aid and encouragement that you have given me and the institution. I am sure that with your continued aid and encouragement the Orphanage shall continue to go forward and shall increase in its usefulness to the dependent children of our State.

        Respectfully submitted,

T. K. BORDERS, Superintendent.

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JANUARY 1, 1937--DECEMBER 30, 1937


4. Mrs. Laura Cheatham--One cow $ 60.00
15. Mr. Ed. Parham--Fifteen thousand cabbage plants 13.50
3. Mrs. Laura J. Cheatham--7½ dozen eggs 2.50
12. Mr. William Dean--One load straw 2.00
26. Missionary Circle of First Baptist Church--Fourteen dozen eggs 3.50
26. Oxford Orphanage--One box coats 20.00
24. Mrs. B. H. Rogers--One radio set for Dining Room 40.00
24. Oxford Orphanage--Thirty gallons mixed pickles 30.00
17. Mr. John Sprunt Hill--One Guernsey Bull 60.00
10. Oxford Orphanage--Clothing 50.00
10. Williams-Breedlove--Hats 4.00
28. Mrs. Ransom--Oil Cloth 3.00
1. Sherrif Blevins and Durham County Commissioners--Donations of one ten horse power boiler, fifteen dozen fruit jars, and one pump 235.00
23. Mr. Webb--One steam pipe 8.00
3. Oxford Orphanage--Clothing 20.00
25. Oxford Orphanage--Beds, mattresses, and other furniture 200.00
25. Mrs. Mary Haywood, Raleigh, N. C.--Clothing 5.00
24. Mr. Benjamin Cone, Greensboro, N. C.--2,550½ yards of cloth for girls' dresses 310.10
30. Mount Airy Knitting Company, Mount Airy, N. C.--5 dozen suits of underwear 20.00
14. Manager Rose's 5 & 10 cent Store 3.34
14. Mr. J. M. Dean--Merchandise .50
22. Mr. Hill Hunter--Cloth 400.00
23. Mr. Beiman, Raleigh, N. C.--Boiler 300.00
4. Oxford Orphanage--One box coats 20.00
4. Rev. H. S. Davis, Mary Potter School, Oxford, N. C.--One large iron pot and stove 5.00

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4. T. C. Brooks & Co., Oxford, N. C.--Glass $ 7.00
18. Mrs. Lydia Galbraith, Cleveland County, Shelby, N. C.--Thread and Socks 15.00
25. CCC Camp, by Captain Kirkley--Coats, jackets, blankets, etc 300.00
25. Mr. R. M. Rothgeb, Budget Bureau, Raleigh, N. C.--One case oranges 2.50
25. Mr. B. W. Parham, Oxford, N. C.--One case oranges 2.50
25. Coble Printing Co.--Two bags oranges 2.30
25. Mr. Ernest Jones--One bushel apples .90
25. Oxford Orphanage 25.00
25. Dr. and Mrs. W. N. Thomas--Gifts for children 15.40
25. Hall Drug Co.--Three boxes dolls 3.00
  Total Donated Commodities $ 2,389.04


6. Penn Avenue Baptist Church, Oxford, N. C. $ 5.50
6. Dr. S. H. Cannady--for wood 7.00
16. Security National Bank, Raleigh, N. C. --Interest on Handy Wilder Fund 36.59
25. P. C. Brooks, Oxford, N. C. 8.00
30. Mr. E. C. Clements--Cemetery fees 1.00
30. Mr. E. C. Clements--Cemetery fees 2.50
30. East Cedar Grove Ministers & Deacons Union 5.00
10. Dr. E. E. Toney--Donation 4.00
11. Mr. J. W. Medford--Donation 4.00
2. Mr. E. C. Clements--Cemetery fees 5.00
2. Sears, Roebuck & Company 2.30
4. Refund on Freight .69
20. South Granville Union 5.00
20. Mr. W. T. Montague 13.00
27. Refund Cyclone Manufacturing Company 10.40
27. Granville County Sunday School Convention District No. 2 5.00
27. Gladys G. Reid--Room Rent (As of March 1, 1937) 5.00
27. Phillip S. Kearney--Sale of brick 2.00
27. Gladys Reid Lawrence--Room Rent 5.00
6. Branch Experiment Station 30.68
11. Warren County Sunday School Convention 5.10
17. Mr. E. C. Clements--Cemetery Fees 2.00
19. Refund T. K. Borders 7.05
25. Granville County Sunday School Association 3.51
30. Settlement of Orphanage's Share in Barringer Estate 407.85
3. Gladys Reid Lawrence--Room Rent 5.00
8. Wilson Welfare Department 80.00

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12. Guilford County Welfare Department $ 6.00
15. Mr. E. C. Clements--Cemetery Fees 20.00
29. Franklin County Sunday School and B. Y. P. U. 7.58
29. Granville County Ministers and Deacons Union 20.75
1. Greensboro Welfare Department 6.00
4. Rags sold by Miss Wynn .50
5. Mrs. Biggers--Contribution from Gastonia 2.10
12. Women's Missionary Union 2.16
12. Treasurer of U. S. Soil Conservation 22.28
12. Mr. E. C. Clements--Cemetery Fees 5.00
19. Creedmoor Ministers and Deacons Union 5.00
26. East Cedar Grove S. S. and B. Y. P. U. General Convention 10.00
1. Sale of rags 3.00
3. Ilong Baptist Church of Fairport, N. C. 5.14
6. Refund C. A. Alston .45
9. Greensboro Welfare Department 6.00
10. Wilson Welfare Department 40.00
11. Missionary Society First Baptist Church 7.83
14. Income from Wallace Trust No. 114 38.94
18. Sanctified Church, Oxford, N. C. 5.55
18. Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 3.00
25. East Cedar Grove Association 10.00
25. Franklinton Baptist Church 10.12
28. Juvenile Commission of Greensboro 6.00
28. Miss Wynn--Solicitations 2.11
28. Mr. Gidney--Sale of old iron 6.27
28. Sale of tags by boys on Anniversary Day 10.10
28. Collection on Anniversary Day 19.28
28. Mrs. Ranson's Collection 24.00
28. Rent of grounds on Anniversary Day 200.00
28. Refund Mr. Alston 5.20
29. New Hope Sunday School Convention 5.05
1. County Line Baptist Association 5.00
1. Mannassas Chapel, Franklinton, N. C. 10.50
8. Shiloh Baptist Church 5.00
8. M. E. Church, Oxford, N. C. 3.50
8. Olive Grove Baptist Church 4.00
9. Mrs. Rogers--Report of tag money .60
12. Dividend on Trusteed Assets, First National Bank of Granville 3.34
15. Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oxford, N. C. 7.19
15. White Rock Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. 20.00
15. Wilson Welfare Association 40.00
16. Mr. Hammie .50
19. Mr. E. C. Clements--Cemetery Fees 15.00
22. Jonathan Creek Baptist Church 4.00
22. Huntsville Sunday School 1.52
22. New Light Church 2.68

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23. Negro Child Welfare Conference, State Normal School, Elizabeth City, N. C. $ 25.00
29. Ministers and Deacons Union of East Cedar Grove Association 5.00
29. East Union of the Original Shiloh Association 8.00
29. Ministers and Deacons Union of the Middle Baptist Association 5.70
29. Shiloh Baptist Ministers and Deacons Union 17.00
29. Allowance on invoice from Salig Company 3.38
29. Charles Frazier--Donation (as of Aug. 26) 5.00
31. Greensboro Juvenile Court 6.00
4. Ministers and Deacons Union of Shiloh Missionary B. Y. P. U. 1.50
5. Senaca Grove Church 2.70
11. Mr. E. C. Clements--Cemetery Fees 23.00
11. Congregational Church, Raleigh, N. C. 10.54
11. Mr. T. C. Daniel--Donation 1.00
11. Refund Mrs. C. L. Lennon .94
11. Refund Mr. Short--Telephone Call .64
11. Dr. Cotten, Henderson, N. C. 1.00
12. Roanoke Rapids Sunday School, Mr. J. W. Wilkins, Superintendent 1.27
12. Pine Grove Church, Reverend Thomas, Pastor 5.06
19. St. Marks E. Zion Church, Durham, N. C. 12.01
19. Concord Baptist Church, Castalia, N. C. 6.66
26. First District Sunday School Convention of East Cedar Grove Association Greenfield Sunday School, Mrs. Rogers, President 10.06
26. Orange County Training School, Chapel Hill, N. C. (as of Sept. 24.) 7.65
26. Colored High School, Hillsboro, N. C. 7.00
26. Mr. Otho A. Daniel--Suckering Tobacco 15.00
26. Mineola Manufacturing Co., Gibsonville, N. C. 50.00
1. Concert at Raleigh School 5.18
2. Old Eastern Missionary Baptist Association 8.50
3. East Cedar Grove Women's Union 7.20
3. New Liberty Baptist Church 10.10
3. Mr. Cotten, Stem, North Carolina 12.93
3. Neuse River Baptist Association 9.00
6. Middle Association at Red Bud Baptist School 9.00
8. Wilton Colored School 4.01
8. Second Division East Cedar Grove Association Sunday School 10.00
8. Mr. L. F. Cotten, Stem, N. C. 4.43
8. Mr. Alex Peace--Rent 100.00
10. Nelson Chapel Baptist Church 11.12
10. Main Street Baptist Church 6.51
14. Original Shiloh Baptist Association 45.56
15. Henderson Institute, Henderson, N. C. 11.88
15. Central Graded School, Henderson, N. C. 7.79
17. Warrenton City High School, Warrenton, N. C. 6.90
17. Warrenton Baptist Church, Warrenton, N. C. 6.02

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17. New Corinth Sunday School, Roxboro, N. C. $ 5.00
17. Grassy Creek Baptist Church 4.00
17. Blue Wing Baptist Church 6.91
17. District No. 4 East Cedar Grove Association Sunday School Convention 13.00
18. Wilson Welfare Association 40.00
18. Central Graded School, Henderson, N. C. 4.33
20. Sandy Fork Baptist Church 10.15
21. Raleigh District Conference of the A. M. E. Z Church 1.65
23. Hill Grove School, Durham, N. C. 10.60
24. Avery Memorial Church 7.63
24. Old Liberty Church 11.00
24. Youngsville Sunday School 2.05
24. Rev. A. H. Powell, Wake Forest, N. C. 5.95
24. Mrs. McGhee and Mrs. Smith's Solicitations 33.25
25. Home Economics Department of Little River High School 5.00
28. Mrs. Lizzie McKinnon 1.00
31. Missionary Baptist Association with New Grassy Creek Baptist Association 3.00
31. Professor J. B. Lee, Pittsboro, N. C. 2.15
31. East Cedar Grove Ministers and Deacons Union 10.00
31. East Union of Original Shiloh Association 10.00
31. Sunday School Convention at Pilot Baptist Church, Franklin County 15.17
31. Shiloh Ministers and Deacons Union 10.00
1. Mrs. McGhee--Solicitations for Home Ec. Class room 23.50
5. Mrs. A. B. Johnson 10.00
5. General Baptist State Convention 6.39
6. Mrs. Alston--Sale of contributed tobacco 26.70
7. Mt. Moriah Methodist Church 1.85
7. St. James Baptist Church 2.70
7. New Hope Baptist Church 3.45
7. Collection at Vesper Exercises 6.06
7. Shiloh Baptist Church 10.05
7. Mrs. McGhee and Mrs. Smith--Solicitations for Home Economics Department 3.80
8. Juvenile Commission at Greensboro 12.00
9. The Woman U. M. B. Association 5.50
9. President J. W. Seabrook 10.00
9. For Concert at Creedmoor High School 1.75
14. Perry's Church 5.28
14. Roles Chapel Christian Church 2.00
14. Mrs. Mamie Patterson 18.00
14. Antioch Baptist Church 5.20
14. Hardie Grove Church 8.00
16. Dr. J. A. Hawkins 50.00
21. Hawkins Chapel Church 1.00
20. A. M. E. Zion Conference 25.32
23. Dr. A. C. Yow 5.00
24. Mr. Hill Hunter 25.00
28. Rev. N. F. Brooks 12.00

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28. Youngsville Baptist Church $ 5.13
28. Katesville Church 5.05
28. Refund for Check of November 22 2.00
1. Wilson Welfare Association 40.00
1. Woman S. Auxilary Progressive B. Convention, Mrs. Belle Garnes, Norlina, N. C. 5.00
4. Refund by T. K. Borders 5.00
11. Mrs. Lessie M. Davis, Henderson, N. C. 1.50
11. Mr. J. B. Jordan, Norlina, N. C. 10.03
11. Mr. J. R. Edelin, Wilkesboro, N. C. 7.00
11. Mr. Willard J. McLean, Selma, N. C. 5.25
11. Mr. W. H. Green, Cherryville, N. C. 2.50
11. Mr. J. E. Bryan, Lumberton, N. C. 1.55
11. Mr. D. Spauling, Graham, N. C. 2.47
11. Mr. D. P. Lewis, Roanoke Rapids, N. C. 1.40
11. Mr. H. C. Gore, Albemarle, N. C. 4.00
11. Mr. S. G. Calvert, Carthage, N. C. 2.11
11. Mr. W. S. Etheridge, Windsor, N. C. 2.00
11. Mr. Hugh V. Brown, Goldsboro 10.00
11. Mr. Dempsey Pettway, Mebane, N. C. 3.00
11. Mr. J. P. Law, Merry Hill, N. C. 17.00
13. Mr. W. H. Davenport, Greenville, N. C. 1.00
16. Mr. S. I. Saulter, Greenville, N. C. 19.39
16. Mr. J. P. Law, Merry Hill, N. C. 7.00
16. Mr. C. M. Eppes, Greenville, N. C. 2.00
16. Mr. Broome, Newton, N. C. 3.55
16. Mr. A. W. Booker, Hickory, N. C. 5.00
16. Mr. T. C. Harris, Oxford, N. C. 2.50
16. Mr. J. S. Spivey, Lillington, N. C. 2.10
16. Mr. William R. Parker, Rocky Mount, N. C. 1.00
16. Jones Hill School, Mrs. Addie B. Perry, Prin., Spring Hope, N. C. 6.00
18. Miss Lyda Galbraith, Shelby, N. C. 75.00
18. Rev. W. C. L. Scarborough, Gastonia, N. C. 41.00
18. Hauley's Chapel, Franklin County, Rev. Davis, Pastor 2.33
18. Pitt County Teachers Association, Greenville, N. C. by Mrs. J. N. Donnell 3.50
18. Mr. D. F. Walker, Edenton, N. C. 7.00
18. Mr. L. E. Borden, Mebane, N. C. 2.10
18. Mr. M. R. Herring--Rent Sampson County Farm 95.00
21. Mr. J. F. Gunn, Burlington, N. C. 5.54
21. Mr. James A. Clark, Elizabeth City, N. C. 40.00
21. Mr. C. M. Eppes, Greenville, N. C. 2.00
21. Mr. A. B. Bingham, Lexington, N. C. 26.00
23. Mr. M. I. Claiborne, Marshville, N. C. 2.48
23. Mr. Mack G. Dawkin, Brevard, N. C. 2.50
23. Rev. W. T. Johnson, Wadesboro, N. C. 4.00
23. Dr. R. A. Bryce, Roxboro, N. C. 175.75
24. Second Ward High School, Mr. J. E. Grigsby, Prin., Charlotte, N. C. 6.75
24. Rev. R. D. Horton, Elk Park, N. C. 5.25
24. Mrs. Clara B. Hicks, Whiteville, N. C. 8.11
25. Mrs. L. S. Doulin, Mocksville, N. C. 12.75

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25. Mr. F. M. Beaver, Marion, N. C. $ 2.13
25. Mr. K. A. Williams, Winfall, N. C. 8.65
25. Mr. W. A. Pattillo, Tarboro, N. C. 5.00
25. Rev. John H. Davis, Sylva, N. C. 4.00
25. Ridgeway Bap. Church, Rev. Burwell, Pastor, Ridgeway, N. C. 15.01
25. Warrenton Baptist Church, Rev. McGrier, Pastor, Warrenton, N. C. 6.01
25. St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, N. C. 5.00
25. Elijah Clements 1.00
25. Mr. T. Pettiford 1.00
25. Mr. E. G. Moss--For cotton picking 23.32
25. Greensboro Welfare Department 3.00
28. Mr. H. L. Mitchell, Gatesville, N. C. 12.51
25. Rev. Thomas, Roxboro, N. C. 7.10
29. Mr. C. C. Dovane, Kerr, N. C. 7.50
31. Mr. W. P. Rector, Rutherfordton, N. C. 49.35
31. Miss Lyda Galbraith, Shelby, N. C. 9.30
  Total Cash Contributions $ 3,164.53
  Total Contributions $ 5,553.57

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        The Classified statement of Receipts and Disbursements for the fiscal year, compiled and prepared by the Budget Officer of the institution, and audited and approved by the Board of Audit, is submitted below as follows:


Balance July 1, 1936 $ 156.59
Temporary Loans 15,500.00
Hire of Boys 101.18
Religious Organizations 456.88
Investments 482.34
Productive Enterprise 1,148.33
State Appropriation 21,500.00
The Duke Endowment 3,471.46
Miscellaneous Contributions 215.02
T. K. Borders, Superintendent 4,405.36
Donated Commodities 756.15
Rents 5.00
Total Receipts $ 48,198.31


Miscellaneous Care of Children $ 100.00
Telephone and Telegraph 276.69
Clothing 2,071.25
Temporary Loans 13,100.00
Insurance 674.03
Conference Expense 132.00
Transportation 1,618.75
Miscellaneous, Health 372.02
Replacement of Live Stock 205.67
Fuel, Light and Power 2,135.62
Interest 820.32
T. K. Borders, Superintendent 4,360.00
Food 5,206.57
Salaries 8,296.18
Supplies 3,813.36
Repairs and Replacement 1,873.86
Additional Live Stock 160.00
New Land and Improvements 1,132.50
New Equipment 370.83
Balance July 1, 1937 1,478.66
Total Disbursements $ 48,198.31

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January 1, 1938--December 31, 1938

Gentlemen of the Board of Directors of the Colored Orphanage of North Carolina:

        In submitting this report, may I first thank all of you for the time, thought, and advice that you have given me during the year in carrying on the work here at the Orphanage, and in getting the public re-interested and re-educated about the work and functions of the Orphanage. No greater work for human uplift can be done than the rearing, educating, and training of dependent children.

        Our work here might well be classified under the following headings:



        The living quarters of the children, as well as the workers, are the three dormitories. The small boys (ages

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from five to twelve) live in the newest dormitory under the motherly matronship of Mrs. Claire Lennon. These smaller boys have shown wonderful progress in all respects. They have learned to be kind, polite, and to assume responsibility. For a time they had large girls to clean, wash, make beds, mend, sew on buttons, and other details about their building. They asked that the girls be moved and that they be allowed to do their own house-keeping. This request was granted them, and now they do all their own house-keeping, and take great pride in having a most orderly and well-run dormitory. They like to keep themselves neat and perhaps do more bathing than any other group. A nightly bath is to them a necessity. They found that to take a bath in summer was as easy and more fun than just washing feet, so they have kept the practice up and now it is quite a habit with them.

        The girls were our greatest worry a year ago. Now, after getting a new matron, Miss Lovejoy, now Mrs. Gidney, the girls have taken on new life and have changed for the better. The girls' building is still the least inviting, physically, and in the greatest need of repair. The walls and floors of this building have never been finished. The furniture is meager. A parlor, however, is in this building and adds much to the dormitory, making it more livable. This parlor was furnished by East Cedar Grove Association. The furnishings bought by this Association are a floor lamp, curtains, a living room suite of three pieces, mirrors, tables, and 20 occasional chairs in bright colors. Too much praise cannot be given these worthy people for the inspiration and comfort that they have given the girls.

        Formerly, clothing was owned collectively, but now, each girl has her individual clothing and they are showing much pride in caring for their clothing and themselves. Through the courtesy of Mr. Benjamin Cone and Mr. Hill Hunter, enough cloth was given so that plenty of plain dresses may be provided. Girls are great imitators and from their new matron they seem to have caught a new vision and the outlook for them seems much more promising than this time last year.

        The large boys' building is in better shape this year. The larger boys are under the tutelage of Miss Wynn, Mr. Alston, and Mr. Dixon and seem to be gaining in

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self confidence and the feeling that this is their home. They have not made the outward progress that the other two groups have, but perhaps 76 boys are too many for one matron to properly look after and inspire. This year, we have tried to provide them with more clothing and have allowed them, with permission, to go off the grounds to church and to visit friends with good results. It is hoped that suits and adequate clothing might be provided for them on these occasions so that they may not develop inferiority complexes from looking odd among their friends and at church.

        The heating plant has not yet been installed in this building. This is the only dormitory without steam heat, and the building is not as comfortable nor as pleasant as we would like for it to be. These boys are supposed to have individual clothing, but steel lockers will be necessary before much progress can be made along this line. Each boy does keep up with such individual possessions as a comb, a tooth brush, wash cloths, towels, etc.


        Visitors often exclaim, "How do you keep them well," or "How many die out of this large number each year?" We are happy to report that due to the entrance of healthy children, the incessant care and attention of Dr. Thomas, and the matrons, that we have had no serious illness this year. One boy was confined to the hospital for a time due to a burn.

        This healthful condition I am sure is due partially to a healthful diet including, milk, eggs, vegetables and fruits, three regular meals at regular times daily, sanitary living conditions, and play. Perhaps the next greatest asset to health is that all sewage is now processed by the city sewage plant since the completion of our sewer line, which reaches from the Little Folks Building to the disposal plant one and one-half miles away. There are still several health measures needed. All children who enter should be required to have Tuberculin Tests and chest X-Rays. In the kitchen, a steam dish washer should be installed which would insure safe and sanitary washing of all dishes, glasses, and silverware.

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        Much progress seems to have been made along this line because of the gains in weight, the health of the children and their general demeanor. They start each day with some warm cereal and milk, along with some other wholesome food served in generous portions. In summer when there is work to be done, the heavy meal follows at noon time. Usually two fresh vegetables, milk, cornbread, and dessert three times each week are served. The children are very fond of ice cream and since we have plenty of milk and eggs, ice cream is one of the cheapest, yet most wholesome desserts that we can have. This is usually the Sunday dessert; either fruit or berry pie is the week-day dessert.

        Due to our farming and canning activities, there is not much difference in the winter and summer diet. In summer the light meal is around 5:30 p. m. This usually consists of soup or vegetables, bread and milk. We try to have fresh meat at least twice each week. All of our cull calves, hams, roosters, and old hens go this way. This is not enough for the whole year, however, and from time to time we buy fresh meat and fish. If you look at our children, I believe you will agree with me that they look well-fed.


        "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," is an old adage. The time at noon, after supper, and Saturday afternoons is play time. It is amusing to see the number of things our children can do to play. I think they cover the list from marble shooting to swimming. They like baseball, and last summer during play time you could count half a dozen ball games at any time. Mr. McGhee, a neighbor, has a nice swimming hole in a creek that runs through his farm. During summer, he permitted the children to swim. Different groups kept the place occupied at all times.

        Last summer just before and after Joe Louis was to fight, the boys were given boxing gloves and I am sure Joe himself would have beamed with delight to have seen the different interpreters of "Joe Louis' Style." Fights would start at noon on Saturday and go until dark. Fighting even supplanted baseball for a while. Mr. Lennon and Mr. Alston spent much of their leisure time

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teaching the children new games and supervising the ones they already knew, much to the delight and amusement of the children.


        Discipline varies with the personality, the offender, and the nature of the case. It might be the going to bed for an afternoon, the missing of dessert, extra duties, staying on the campus for varying periods, relinquishing certain privileges, a "talking to", as the children put it, or corporal punishment in rare or extreme cases. It matters not what the discipline may be, the offender or offenders are always talked to and made to understand that what is happening is for the offender's own good. I am happy to report, however, that the necessity for punishment is on the decline and the children are rapidly approaching the point where they see this phase of care more objectively.


A. Health

        Healthy bodies are necessary to the proper development of our children. Each worker has health training as a major objective in dealing with the children. Each child is taught to use his or her individual wash cloth, towel, tooth brush, and to eat only clean, wholesome food. They are taught that food handlers are to handle food only with clean hands and cooking utensils. Those who work at the dairy are taught that clean cows, clean dairy surroundings and clean handling are indicative of clean milk. They are taught to keep their bodies clean by frequent bathing and changing of clothing. They are also taught that their rooms and buildings are more pleasant and healthful if clean. From time to time, systematic health talks are given larger boys and girls. Periodically, physical examinations are given and advice given by Dr. Thomas on a basis of findings. Due to the small amount of illness we feel that the health training is making satisfactory progress. This fall, Dr. Barnhill, of the State Dental Department, spent two weeks here examining and filling teeth, at the same time teaching the care of the teeth and oral hygiene.

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        Each child has a job. The proper performance of this task is paramount. Everything possible is done to teach the children that a job well done is a work of art; that no job is menial, but that each task is to be done with dispatch and to the best of the ability of the doer. An effort is being made to have workers take the attitude that they are the leaders in the work about the place and not task masters. Boys and girls do not like to be told, "You work and I'll boss." They work much more willingly if the worker leads the way.

        From time to time children's tasks are changed so that their work life might cover a wide range of work experiences. We have few lazy children. They have learned that work is a productive enterprize and that the better they work the more they will have to enjoy. 95% of our children on leaving the Institution will use their hands to earn a living. It is regrettable that we have so little trades training. If we merely feed the children and allow them to grow up, we are not taking advantage of our larger opportunity. Every effort should be put to the developing of a trades training program, so that each boy and girl might go out into the world with specific skill and training in some trade. This year we have made a small beginning in this direction by instituting barber training, and by the purchase and operation of a modern electric shoe shop. In this shop several boys are learning to repair shoes as is done in any up-to-date shoe shop, with the hope that they may secure employment as cobblers on being discharged from the Orphanage.

        In our school, we have secured the services of a Home Economics teacher who teaches the girls with the idea of securing domestic employment on leaving the Institution. We feel that this training to girls of the elementary school level is invaluable, as these girls will perhaps have to enter this field of labor.

        It is hoped that in the near future we shall be financially able to build, equip and man an Industrial School that will equip our children to earn a living in the trades upon leaving the Institution.


        In a democracy, the training for citizenship is most essential and no part of the populace may be neglected

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if the democracy is to survive and function efficiently. The children have the characteristics of good citizens held constantly before them. Every effort to teach the characteristics of good citizens in a practical manner is made. They are taught how to get along together and how to respect rules and regulations, not only because they are laws, but also because the observance of these laws produce for them more freedom, more happiness, and a chance to serve better their community and themselves.

        Mrs. Neikirk, Superintendent of Public Welfare of Charlotte, says that children who are reared in orphanages do not appreciate the value of money or property because there has always been more of what they need where the last came from. We are endeavoring to teach our children that all properties, waste, and belongings cost money; that there is only so much money for all purposes; and that the better care they give their personal and Orphanage belongings, the more money there will be for improvements and additional personal belongings.


        Since the Institution is non-denominational, no training to directed along denominational lines, but a deep religious atmosphere is nourished and every effort in religious training is made and prevails upon the campus. In Sunday School the children are kept in the lead. They are given responsibility and places of leadership. Each Third Sunday is given over to a student program where the children do practically all of the program. The First Sunday of each month is turned over to some minister who is invited to speak, with the rest of the services in charge of the children. No child would think of going to bed or eating without prayer or a blessing asked upon the food. Then, too, a very definite effort is made to teach them that prayers and blessings are not something merely to be said or sung, but must be lived.

        On Christmas we were pleasantly and most agreeably surprised when the various Missionary Societies of Oxford, at the suggestion of Mrs. Annie Rogers, gave 52 Bibles and Testaments to be used in Sunday School and other devotional services.


        Our school work on the grounds is progressing rather nicely under the principalship of Mrs. Smith and her

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eight capable assistants. This year we are happy to report that we have three girls and twenty-one boys attending Mary Potter High School. Rev. Davis, Principal, gives us many good and encouraging reports of the progress of these children. This year, we will have one high school graduate, William Perkins, a fine, well mannered boy who manages to stay on the Honor Roll despite the fact that he travels with out Band and quartette. All of these children are taking advantage of the vocational courses given at Mary Potter.

        Band--Last year, the Rotary Club, of Oxford, gave the Orphanage eleven instruments. To this number, we have added nine additional instruments. Those of you who have heard the Band will agree with me that these boys, under the tutelage of Madison C. Lennon, a teacher in our school, have made wonderful progress. The Band made its initial appearance on Anniversary Day here. Since then, they have played for North Carolina College for Negroes at their Home Coming Game. The Band has given concerts in the schools and churches at near-by places. We are expecting much in the way of revenue to come from the Band as soon as it has better traveling facilities. Then, too, several of the most outstanding band leaders in this country have come out of Orphanage Bands and we expect this training to have vocational possibilities for our boys, as well as the giving of happiness and pleasure to them.



        This year we have been able to improve the physical plant somewhat, as these needs were great. Through the courtesy of Dr. R. L. Flowers, Mrs. Mary Duke Biddle was kind enough to give $500 so that a new roof was put on the Angier B. Duke Memorial School Building. This roof was badly needed, as each time it rained it was necessary to move classes and continuously mop up the water which came in through the old roof. This old roof had been patched and repaired again and again until further repair was impossible. During the summer, the boys painted all of the outside woodwork on this building. New window frames were put in where old ones had rotted and new doors were hung. Now, the school building is in a good state of repair on the outside, but several hundred

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dollars could be well spent on the inside of the building to repair the damages done by a leaky roof over a period of years. The outside wood work in the boys building has also been painted this past summer by the boys. The openings in the stairs at each end of the building have been closed and doors have been put up. This was done anticipating a more comfortable building when the heating plant is installed, which we hope will be done soon.

        With the aid of the churches in Louisburg, at the suggestions and endeavors of Rev. Lewis and Rev. Pollard, a parlor in this building (Boys) has been partially furnished with radio and parlor furniture. These improvements, we are sure, will tend to make the large boys more comfortable in their home, and more pleasant surroundings will add to their cultural outlook on life.

        Most of the wood-work in the dining room and chapel has also been painted by the boys during the past summer. In the kitchen a new floor has been laid. The old one had reached the place where sanitation was very difficult. The back porch of the kitchen was closed in and the whole building was re-screened. In addition to the improvements on the building, a new kitchen range was purchased to replace the old one that had reached a point that cooking for our large family was made impossible.

        In the girls' building, some work has been done on the roof. The material for a coat of roof coating is on the grounds. During the early fall the boys painted most of the outside wood work and several rooms inside. The larger room which was painted inside is now used by the girls as a parlor and a living room. The other large room on the first floor has been painted, too, and is used for a play room and study hall. Much work needs to be done in this building. The sleeping quarters need plaster and paint. The floors on the first story need to be relaid, as years of wear have reduced them to shreds and splinters. This building needs much furniture, etc. It is so drab that it does not well lend itself to the inspirational development of the girls.

        The wood work outside of the smaller boys' building has been painted. The toilet facilities of this building have been made available by the completion of the sewer line. A bath room for the convenience of the matron has been installed. Minor repairs to the wood work have been made. In this building, however, we have one major trouble--water

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seeps in through the basement during periods of protracted rains. It is our intention to dig the dirt away from the front of the building and try to make it water-proof by using tar, cement, and filling in with pebbles so as to allow drainage.

        If the weather permits, this summer we hope to make a kiln of brick to be used in a modern cow barn and granary. Our cows cannot produce milk as they should when they do not have a warm dry place in which they may be housed. From time to time, we are purchasing new farm machinery. We have no place to keep this machinery, seeds, nor fertilizers, as the old granary and sheds are beyond repair.


        This summer our lawns and hedges were kept neat and trim, but anticipated grounds improvements had to be postponed due to extra time that had to be given to the farm because of larger acreage and also because of inclement weather. This year, we hope to give more time to the development of grounds that will be inspirational and beautiful.


        Some necessary improvements have been made in our equipment. A new Farmall "20" Tractor, a Tractor Disk, a Grain Drill, an 8 ft. Lime Spreader, an all Steel Wagon, and a Two Disk Tractor Plow have been added to the farm equipment. Next spring a Grain Harvester will have to be purchased, as this year we will have about 40 acres of small grain to harvest. Last year, we used cradles for this work, but this year the grain crop is too large to rely on this slow, hand method.

        It is hoped in the very near future that some laundry equipment may be purchased, as the laundry, despite the fact that we have an efficient and hard working matron, is one of the sorest spots and causes the larger girls to lose too much time out of school. In the kitchen a modern bake oven is a necessity. When one considers the possibilities of the spread of disease, remembering that children are washing the dishes for so large a family, a dish washer, too, becomes a very desirable piece of equipment, if not a necessity.

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        The farm as you will see by the following list of produced foods is producing a large profit, food and general farm experience for the boys despite a bad farm year. This year, due to the fact that we were working 50 more acres (making a total of 150 acres under cultivation) we have been so busy that the boys have had no free time to work for neighboring farmers. It is also hoped that the efficiency and productivity of the soil will be improved, as the Department of Soil Conservation has mapped out for us a five year improvement program which includes terracing, building of water ways, woods improvement, and crop rotation for every foot of our land. This program is well underway and despite the fact that it will cost about $400 each year, we think it a wise plan to follow. Mr. McClellan and his trained staff have been most enthusiastic and helpful and have come to us with aid and advice upon call.

        The following is a list of products produced on the farm with the values attached according to local wholesale market values:

FARM PRODUCTS (Eaten and now in Field)

Rape 3 acres $ 150.00
Watermelons, Cantaloupes 3½ acres 10.00
Turnips 1½ acres 106.00
Lima Beans 1940 pounds 194.00
String Beans 7381 pounds 553.00
Garden Peas 1521 quarts 152.00
Okra 483 pounds 20.00
Tomatoes 4386 pounds 273.00
Beets 33 bushels 33.00
Collards 2 acres 150.00
Winter Cabbage (heading) 1 acre 75.00
Field Peas 10 bushels 10.00
Cabbage (summer) 6062 pounds 222.00
Roasting Ears 400 dozen 80.00
Onions 40 bushels 60.00
Sweet Potatoes 1126 bushels 1,126.00
White Potatoes 320 bushels 400.00
Wheat 114 bushels 79.00
Oats 111 bushels 77.00
Corn (cribbed) 1240 bushels 930.00
Peanuts 10 bushels 15.00
Tobacco   302.60

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Apples 1466 quarts $ 293.20
Apple Butter 400 quarts 100.00
Apple Jelly 50 quarts 17.50
Blackberries 1000 quarts 250.00
Blackberry Jam 15 quarts 5.70
String Beans 991 quarts 198.20
Beets 412 quarts 41.20
Corn 35 quarts 7.00
Chow Chow 140 quarts 111.00
Peaches 1127 quarts 225.40
Pears 872 quarts 218.00
Tomatoes 425 quarts 106.00
Sausage 62 quarts 24.80
Sauerkraut 385 gallons 77.00
Clover Hay 3 tons $ 54.00
Oats and Vetch 12 tons 144.00
Soy Beans 4 tons 56.00
Pea Hay 4½ tons 63.00
Lespedeza 10 tons 150.00
Fodder 3 tons 24.00
Tops 6 tons 48.00
Corn (cut) 8 tons 80.00
Meadow Grass 1½ tons 10.00
Shucks 3 tons 24.00
Hogs killed (to date) 9609 pounds $ 1,743.00
Hogs alive    
1. 56 Small Pigs   280.00
2. 20 Big Pigs (to kill)   234.00
3. 4 Large Hogs (to kill)   104.00
Beef 1328 pounds $ 192.00
Calves Killed 728 pounds 94.00
Calves being raised for milk 7 calves 70.00
Milk 22,775 gallons 9,110.00
Eggs 2,312 dozen $ 763.00
Chickens Eaten 480 pounds 120.00
Hens Raised 200 hens 150.00
    $ 20,505.60


        This year the Superintendent, Mr. Alston, Miss Wynn, and Mr. Lennon have traveled around 45 thousand miles in North Carolina with the children's groups in an endeavor

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to have North Carolina become "Orphanage conscious." In addition to this travel, thousands of letters, newspaper articles, folders and other publicity material have been distributed. In 70 counties, Orphanage Aid Committees have been organized and a State-wide drive is now in the process of conclusion.

        The crowning factor in the publicity of this year was a series of four radio broadcasts which were made possible through the courtesy of the officials of Radio Station WPTF, Raleigh, North Carolina.

        On Monday, Nov. 7, 1938, Dr. E. E. Toney, Chairman of the Board, made a masterful introductory address. He was followed on Monday, November 14, 1938, by Attorney Parham who made a wonderful appeal to the State in behalf of the Orphanage. On November 21, 1938, Mr. Medford ably addressed the radio audience in behalf of the Institution. On November 28 Dr. C. C. Spaulding made the final address with a special plea to the Negro citizens of the State to make the Orphanage an object of their support. Part of the time at each broadcast was taken by the choral group under the direction of Mr. Lennon, our Music Instructor.

        You will notice by the list of contributions that our contributions are coming from all over North Carolina. We cannot expect large amounts from my people, but we hope as time goes on that larger numbers of people will contribute. White friends throughout the State are contributing, too, in large numbers and in larger amounts. This, too, should encourage my people to increase not only the number of their contributions, but to also increase them in proportion to their ability. We hope also that all people in large numbers will learn to remember the Orphanage in their Wills.

        It is most gratifying to note that this year's contributions total larger than last year.

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January 1, 1938--December 31, 1938


24. Commodity Distribution, Commodity Warehouse, Winston-Salem, N. C.--Apples and Oranges $ 110.00
5. Commodity Warehouse, Winston-Salem, N. C.--Apples and Oranges 121.00
8. Holy Temple Church, by Mrs. Claretta B. Haynes, Wilmington, N. C.--Clothing for Girls 4.02
19. Dr. J. E. Shepard, North Carolina College for Negroes, Durham, N. C.--Piano 50.00
29. Company 429 CCC Camp, Yanceyville, N. C.--Overcoats and Jackets 276.00
28. Mrs. Mary Duke Biddle--Roof for Angier B. Duke Memorial School 500.00
4. Boiler, Pipes and Radiators--Given by Dr. J. E. Shepard, N. C. College for Negroes, Durham 600.00
28. Cloth from Proximity Mills--Donation by Mrs. P. B. Bynum's School, Greensboro, N. C. 125.00
27. Friends--900 Pounds Meat 135.00
5. Friends--Clothing for Boys and Girls 32.50
29. 1 Dresser, 1 Stove--Given by Dr. E. E. Toney, Oxford 15.00
19. Mineola Manufacturing Co., Gibsonville, N. C., by Mr. D. M. Davidson--One Bundle Outing 20.00
23. Mr. Hill Hunter, Proximity Manufacturing Co.--1325 Yards Overall and Outing Cloth 204.75
24. Durham Ice Cream Company--Ice Cream 5.80
29. Friends--Clothing 20.00
21. Clothing for Boys--Dr. E. E. Toney, Oxford, N. C._ 3.50
22. Dr. L. P. Armstrong, Rocky Mount, N. C.--Clothing for Boys 3.50
22. Fruit Trees, given by Mr. and Mrs. John Rogers, Oxford, N. C. 37.50
22. Clothing for Boys--Dr. Dunston, Raleigh, N. C. 2.00
24. 1 Bushel Apples--Mr. Ernest Jones, Oxford, N. C._ 1.00
24. Presents for all Children, by Dr. and Mrs. W. N. Thomas, Oxford, N. C. 15.00
27. Dr. J. N. Mills, Durham--Clothing for Boys 3.50

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CASH CONTRIBUTIONS January 1, 1938--December 31, 1938

2. Ministers Association of Vance County 21.06
2. Mr. A. H. Powell 5.00
2. Granville Insurance Agency 5.00
2. Thomas Calloway, Chicago, Illinois 1.00
2. Mr. S. B. Eaton, Cana, North Carolina 5.00
2. Refund, Mr. Alston 1.00
8. Mary Potter School 5.00
12. Mr. W. V. Ormond, Williamston, North Carolina 11.75
13. Welfare Department of Stokes County 4.00
13. Mrs. Minnie Johnson 5.00
15. Prof. James Plummer, Manson, North Carolina 8.92
21. Price High School, Salisbury, North Carolina 8.00
22. Miss Annie Chresfield, Monroe, North Carolina 5.00
23. Mrs. C. McGhee (Mr. Upchurch $5; Mr. Gidney $1) 6.00
24. Rev. N. F. Brooks, Beaufort, North Carolina 54.00
24. Mitchell Chapel Sunday School of Vance County 1.00
22. Security National Bank 34.80
26. Wilson Welfare Association 40.00
30. Ministers and Deacons Union, Henderson, N. C. 1.60
30. Miss C. L. Jones, Owens Colored School, Norlina 6.28
30. Mr. T. C. Blackwell 2.30
30. Ministers and Deacons Union, Wake Forest, N. C. 8.00
31. Ministers and Deacons Union, Mr. George Hester, President 8.61
2. Mr. E. D. Sinclair, Montgomery County, Troy, N. C. 7.13
2. Timothy Darling Presbyterian Missionary Society 5.24
2. Mr. P. S. Jones, Washington, North Carolina 8.48
2. Mr. J. J. Clemmons, Roper, North Carolina 1.00
8. Mrs. Burnnie Howell, for Rent 5.00
9. Dr. E. E. Toney, Refund as per diem Board Meet. 4.00
10. Mr. J. W. Medford, Refund as per diem Board Meet. 4.00
14. M. C. Lennon, Refund expense money for boys' trip to Beaufort 8.63
15. Ministers and Deacons Union of East Cedar Grove Association, by Mr. H. M. Bullock, Creedmoor, N. C. 5.00
15. Colored High School, Mr. E. J. Hayes, Principal, Williamston, N. C. 6.60
16. Colored High School, Red Springs 4.40
17. H. M. Turner's Market, for Sale of Meat 2.55
20. Rev. S. G. Dunston, Littleton, N. C. (concert) 6.01
20. Rev. Hurley Jones, Norlina, North Carolina .75
20. Mr. George Dawson, Jacksonville, North Carolina 2.00
21. Middle Baptist Association 4.00
21. County-Wide P. T. A., Mrs. Rose D. Aggrey, Salisbury, North Carolina 5.00
28. Mr. C. C. Smith, Maiden, North Carolina 5.00
29. Mrs. Flossie J. Parker, Tarboro, North Carolina 12.50

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5. Mrs. Burnnie Howell, for Room Rent $ 5.00
8. Mrs. Mary Morrison, Statesville, N. C. 8.50
11. Concert at New Bern, sponsored by Mrs. C. Mann 23.11
13. Zeta Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 50.00
20. William Ridley .50
20. Rev. McGrier, Warrenton, N. C. 1.00
26. Colored High School, Kinston, N. C. 2.00
26. LaGrange High School, Mr. E. B. Frink, Principal 6.66
26. Refund, Mr. Lennon, expense to Kinston and LaGrange 1.25
27. Refund, Mr. Lennon, expense to Virginia for concert 5.00
27. Granville County Woman's Home Mission Union 3.50
27. Miss Martha Wynn .50
27. Budd Piper Roofing Company--For ¾ cord wood 3.00
2. Elijah Clements--For Cemetery Plots 20.00
3. Sunday School District No. 2 of East Cedar Grove Association 20.00
2. Sale of Calf Skin .25
2. Mrs. Burnnie Howell, for Room Rent 5.00
2. Rev. W. H. Owens, Columbia, N. C. 6.50
4. Mrs. M. Fitzgerald, On Radio Account 5.00
12. Wilson Welfare Association, for Bowden Children 20.00
14. Coley Springs School 8.15
14. Wilson Welfare Association 40.00
16. Prof. T. S. Cooper, Gates County Training School 1.00
17. Warren County Baptist S. S. and B. Y. P. U. Convention 16.25
18. Mrs. Blanche Harris, Albemarle, N. C. 6.22
22. First Baptist Church, Raleigh, N. C. (Concert) 4.85
24. Rev. S. D. Dunston, Littleton, N. C. 4.62
24. Sunday School Convention of District No. 4, Miss Ethel Tuck, Secretary 5.00
24. Sunday School Convention of District No. 1 of the East Cedar Grove Association 5.50
24. Rev. J. W. Burwell, Henderson, N. C. 1.00
24. Mr. H. Robinson, President Rowan County P. T. A. 9.00
24. Agricultural Conservation Department 23.39
28. Guilford County Drive, Rev. P. B. Bynum, Chairman, Greensboro, N. C. 238.72
3. T. F. Blair 2.00
3. Lutheran College 5.35
7. Mrs. Burnnie Howell 5.00
8. Sunday Service Collection (on campus) 1.13
8. Piney Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Thomas, Pastor, Roxboro, N. C. 4.00
9. Wilson Welfare Association 20.00
9. North Carolina Negro Teachers Association 50.00
12. Dr. S. H. Cannady 4.00
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19. Guilford County Drive, Rev. P. B. Bynum, Chairman $ 15.00
22. Rev. J. J. Freeland, Roxboro, N. C. 5.69
26. Guilford County Drive, Rev. P. B. Bynum, Chairman 15.00
29. Woman's Union of Sweet Gum Church, Mrs. M. E. Thaxton, President, Wilton, N. C. 11.02
29. Cedar Grove Union, Rev. W. M. Warner, Moderator, Danville, Virginia 9.05
29. Calf Skin .18
29. District No. 4 Woman's Union of the Christian Church 1.65
29. Deacons and Trustees Union, Louisburg, N. C. 5.00
29. Shiloh Ministers and Deacons Union 20.10
29. Franklin County B. Y. P. U. 5.00
29. Franklin County Sunday School Convention 18.08
1. Mt. Zion Elementary School, Greensboro, N. C. 2.15
5. East Cedar Grove S. S. Convention 10.00
6. Refund Mrs. Biggers 31.50
13. Ministers and Deacons Union of East Cedar Grove Assoc. 5.00
11. Wilson Welfare Association 80.00
15. Mrs. Blanche Harris, Albemarle, N. C. 1.50
24. Refund, Mr. Lennon 2.64
24. C. T. Daniel, Telephone Call to Creedmoor, N. C. .15
26. Greensboro Welfare Association 6.45
26. New Light Baptist Church 4.05
26. General Sunday School Convention of the East Cedar Grove Association, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 10.10
26. Rev. Earl Williams, Fairfield, Maryland 1.38
27. Refund, Miss Wynn 4.46
27. Concert at North Carolina College for Negroes 25.80
3. Woman's East Cedar Grove Union 5.00
8. Mrs. Burnnie Howell, Room Rent 5.00
8. W. T. Lomax, Greensboro, N. C. 4.00
8. Misses Dora and Laura Sandling, and Mr. John Sandling, Franklinton, N. C. 17.00
8. Mrs. Zilphia Gatlin, Chicod, N. C. 2.00
10. Rev. Gonoway, Leaksville, N. C. 5.05
10. Rev. P. I. Wells, Reidsville, N. C. 7.08
10. Rev. W. L. Mason, Reidsville, N. C. 5.50
10. Rev. Bass, First Baptist Church, Reidsville, N. C. 5.00
10. Mt. Bethel Church (Woman's Convention), Roxboro, N. C. 7.41
10. Wilson Welfare Association 20.00
12. Concert at Raleigh, N. C., sponsored by Mrs. M. Rawlins 18.51
14. Dr. C. G. O'Kelly, Durham, N. C. 1.00
15. Security National Bank, Wilder Trust Fund Income 10.72
17. A. M. E. Z. Church, Rev. Tonstill, Pastor, Laurinburg 5.15
17. Southern Pines Baptist Church, Rev. J. F. Wertz 3.18
17. County Line Association by Rev. D. P. Lewis 5.00

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24. Mr. T. B. Jordan, Norlina, N. C. $ 9.34
24. Wake County Sunday School and B. Y. P. U. Convention 10.25
24. Union Baptist District Sunday School and B. Y. P. U. Convention, Fayetteville, N. C. 5.52
24. First Baptist Church, Rev. T. H. Dwelle, Pastor, Fayetteville, N. C. 8.72
27. District No. 13, F. & A. A. M., by Mr. W. Royster 5.75
27. Concert, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, N. C. 22.92
27. Mrs. Owens, Raleigh, N. C. 1.50
27. Mrs. E. L. Ransom, Solicitations 18.00
27. Chapel Collection at Anniversary Celebration 19.26
28. Mrs. H. M. Brooks, Oxford, N. C. 6.77
31. Mt. Ollie Union, by J. S. Sills, Louisburg, N. C. 4.11
31. First Baptist Church, Louisburg, N. C. 4.00
31. Shiloh Ministers and Deacons Union 12.31
31. Rev. M. T. Plummer, Louisburg, N. C. 6.65
31. Christian Warren Missionary Union, by Mrs. Sarah Eppes, Middleburg, N. C. 5.02
31. Rent of Grounds Anniversary Day 236.28
5. Refund, Madison Lennon--Expense to Reidsville 2.00
5. Concert at Reidsville, N. C., Mr. Bruce Roberts, Leaksville, N. C. 2.00
8. Refund on Motor Fuel used for Tractor 18.05
8. Mrs. Burnnie Howell, Room Rent 5.00
10. Wilson Welfare Association 20.00
10. Greensboro Welfare Association, for Pearsall boys 10.87
13. Mrs. Burnnie Howell, Room Rent 5.00
13. Rev. William Warner, Danville, Virginia 10.55
13. Rev. J. W. Wiley, Mebane, N. C. 5.95
13. Mrs. George Bullock, Washington, D. C. 6.31
13. Refund, Mr. Alston 2.94
13. Concert at Columbia, N. C., by Mrs. L. B. Jones 14.58
13. Refund, Madison C. Lennon 6.00
14. Rev. Moses Bullock, Middleburg, N. C. 1.00
14. Rev. Jim Hargrove, Henderson, N. C. 6.50
14. Ministers and Deacons Union of the Middle Baptist Association, by Rev. J. W. Burwell, Henderson 3.50
21. Ruin Creek Baptist Church, Henderson, N. C. 2.20
21. Rev. George Crews, Hester, N. C. 4.52
21. Concert at Spring Hope, N. C. 2.45
21. Refund, Mr. Madison Lennon 3.10
27. Mr. Bruce Roberts, Leaksville, N. C. (concert) 12.55
28. Rev. Lee Johnson, Pastor Haywood Chapel, Oxford 2.65
28. Rev. James Brown, Pastor, A. M. E. Z. Church, Henderson, N. C. 4.13
28. Seaboard Baptist Church, Rev. C. C. Staton, Pastor, Weldon, N. C. 10.00
28. Roanoke Salem Church, Rev. C. C. Staton, Pastor, Weldon, N. C. 14.00
27. Concert at Durham, N. C., Mrs. L. Alston, Sponsor 3.35
29. Concert at Nashville, N. C. 8.84

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3. Dorothea Venable, for Cemetery Plot $ 15.00
4. Mrs. Burnnie Howell, Room Rent for August 5.00
7. Rev. C. M. Perry, Charlotte, N. C. 3.68
7. Rev. P. M. Mayfield, Charlotte, N. C., From St. Paul Baptist Church 5.19
7. Price High School, Charlotte, N. C. 7.00
7. Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Charlotte, N. C. 5.00
7. Mrs. Sadie Scott, Concord, N. C. (concert) 5.50
8. Rev. Walter. A. Tutt, Salisbury, N. C. 5.00
9. Wilson Welfare Association 20.00
11. Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Enfield, N. C., Rev. F. Bullock, Pastor 10.03
11. Concert, Severn, N. C., Mrs. Cherry Clark, Sponsor 10.85
11. Prof. J. N. Gill, Colored High School, Seaboard, N. C. (concert) 10.29
11. Wilson Welfare Association 40.00
14. Woman's Union of M. B. Association 2.75
15. Greensboro Welfare Association 15.00
17. Unknown Donor 1.00
25. Miss Myrtle Mangum, Creedmoor, N. C. 2.00
29. Neuse River Association, by Rev. F. L. Bullock 6.20
30. Concert, Person County Training School, Mr. L. W. Brooks, Sponsor 3.80
27. Original Shiloh Baptist Association, Rev. N. A. Cheek, Moderator, Elberon, N. C. 66.38
2. Horace E. Wyche, Henderson, N. C. 4.12
2. East Cedar Grove S. S. Convention, Mr. H. M. Bullock, President, Creedmoor, N. C. 15.00
2. Baptist Church of Franklinton, N. C. 5.16
3. Mrs. Burnnie Howell, Room Rent 5.00
6. Woman's State Convention 11.38
9. Shiloh Baptist Church, Rev. Clinton, Pastor 5.25
9. District No. 4 Sunday School Convention of East Cedar Grove Association, Mr. H. L. Lunsford, Pres. 7.00
9. Middle Baptist Association 7.10
11. Wilson Welfare Association 20.00
12. Concert at Person County High School, Mr. L. W. Brooks, Sponsor, Roxboro, N. C. 18.83
14. First Baptist Church (white), Oxford, N. C. 10.09
15. Woman's East Cedar Grove Union at Zora Baptist Church, Mrs. Lucindia Parrish, President 4.00
15. Franklin County Baptist Woman's Association 6.60
18. Unused portion of money furnished for sewer line construction from the Town of Oxford 68.33
12. Sale of Tobacco 108.00
20. Sale of Tobacco 140.60
30. Sale of Tobacco 54.00
30. Franklin County Sunday School Convention 5.55
30. B. Y. P. U. of Franklin County 2.00
30. Mrs. Mamie L. Turner, Warsaw, N. C. 15.63
30. County Line S. S. Convention, Oxford, N. C. 10.00
30. Ministers and Deacons Union, by Rev. G. Hester 13.25

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6. Frank Gardner, Rockford, Michigan $ 5.00
5. Wilson Welfare Association 40.00
5. Mr. M. R. Herring, Rent on Sampson County Farm 75.00
11. Wilson Welfare Association 20.00
11. Concert, Waters Training School, Winton, N. C. 13.60
11. Refund, Madison Lennon 2.60
8. Elijah Clements, For Cemetery Plots for Holman 5.00
13. Second Baptist Church, Raleigh, N. C. 11.05
13. Congregational Church, Raleigh, N. C. 11.58
13. Woman's Missionary Union of Franklin County 7.60
13. Nelson Chapel, Rev. Burchett, Franklinton, N. C. 4.40
13. Salem Baptist Church, Washington, D. C. 3.60
13. Third Baptist Church, Washington, D. C. 10.71
11. Prof. D. P. Lewis, Colored High School, Roanoke Rapids, N. C. 2.00
11. Mr. E. M. Lowe, Chairman Orphanage Aid Committee, Reidsville, N. C. 10.40
14. Elijah Clements, Payment in Full for Cemetery Plots, by Charlie Ridley 15.00
20. A. M. E. Zion Conference 10.00
20. Rev. George C. Pollard, Box 214, Louisburg, N. C. 18.50
17. J. R. Hawkins High School, Warrenton, N. C. 9.52
17. Rev. and Mrs. A. H. George, Charlotte, N. C. 1.00
17. Rev. H. G. Thompson, Zion Baptist Church, Reidsville, N. C., by Mr. E. M. Lowe 5.00
18. The American Legion, by Mr. Will Harris, Oxford 4.34
20. Dr. J. A. Tinsley, Weldon, N. C. 5.00
23. Dr. A. C. Yow, Henderson, N. C.--Thanksgiving Donation 5.00
23. Mr. Hill Hunter, Greensboro, N. C. 25.00
23. Lincoln Academy, Kings Mountain, N. C. 4.59
28. Colored High School, Brevard, N. C. 5.00
28. Colored High School, Mocksville, N. C. 1.00
28. Colored High School, Kannapolis, N. C. 3.19
28. John Chavis School, Cherryville, N. C. 5.00
28. Pleasant Grove School, Mebane, N. C. 5.00
28. East Durham Colored School, Durham, N. C. 10.00
22. The Woman's Auxillary Progressive Baptist Convention, Miss Belle Garnes, Secretary 3.00
23. Concert, Colored High School, Roanoke Rapids, N. C. 8.04
28. Miss Maude G. Foster, for Cleveland High School, Shelby, N. C. 2.00
20. N. F. A. Chapter, by Mr. I. H. Smith, Laurinburg 5.00
28. Mr. T. C. Harris, Oxford, N. C.--Thanksgiving Donation 3.00
30. Greensboro Welfare Association 11.00
30. Mr. T. H. Broome, Central High School, Newton, N. C. 2.00
2. Mr. O. Robinson, Henderson Institute, Henderson, N. C. (concert) 10.41
2. Mr. E. Johnson, Principal Graded School, Henderson, N. C. (concert) 10.40

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6. Sale of Collards $ .25
6. Refund, Mr. Alston 2.12
6. Townsville High School, Mr. W. Williams, Prin., Townsville, N. C. 10.55
7. Kittrell Graded School, Kittrell, N. C. 8.45
8. Ministers Alliance, by Rev. I. H. Alston, Fayetteville, N. C. 20.07
8. President J. W. Seabrook, Fayetteville, N. C., by Rev. I. H. Alston, Fayetteville, N. C. 8.00
8. Prof. Arthur B. Bingham, Chairman Orphanage Aid Drive, Lexington, N. C. 40.00
8. Prof. C. A. McDougal, New Hope School, Rutherfordton, N. C. 6.68
8. Shaw University, Raleigh, N. C. 5.00
8. Mt. Pleasant School, Mr. A. A. Lane, Principal, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 7.00
12. Wilson Welfare Association 20.00
12. Mrs. Burnnie Howell, For Room Rent 5.00
12. Mrs. Willie M. Hardie, sponsor of concert at Manly Street Christian Church, Raleigh, N. C. 5.35
12. Mr. E. L. Rinehardt, Rocky Mount, Christmas Donation 1.00
13. Mrs. Nellie L. Corpening, on Drive for Catawba County, Hickory, N. C. 16.22
13. North Carolina Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, by Dean S. D. Williams, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 25.00
14. The Senior Class of Olive Hill High School, Morganton, N. C. 5.00
13. Prof. C. M. Eppes, Greenville, N. C. (on Drive) 22.50
13. Rev. J. H. Hayswood, for Panthersford Presbyterian Church of Buie, N. C. 4.00
18. First Baptist Church, Oxford, N. C. 13.04
18. Mary Potter School and Timothy Darling Church, by Rev. H. S. Davis, Oxford, N. C. 13.00
19. Mr. E. M. Lowe, Chairman Orphanage Aid Committee, Rockingham County, Reidsville, N. C. 5.02
20. Prof. J. R. Edelin, Chairman Orphanage Aid Committee, Wilkes County, Wilkesboro, N. C. 25.45
20. Prof. O. R. Pope, Rocky Mount Graded School, Rocky Mount, N. C. 12.52
21. Mrs. Phyllis O'Kelley--from First Baptist Church, and the Colored P. T. A. of Anson County, Wadesboro, N. C. 25.45
21. Prof. John H. Davis, Chairman Orphanage Aid Drive, Jackson County, Sylva, N. C. 6.00
21. Dr. R. A. Bryce, from the People of Person County, for Orphanage Aid Drive 131.43
22. Miss Ione Yancey, Oxford, N. C.--Donation 1.00
22. Mrs. Lydia Galbraith, Chairman of Orphanage Aid Drive of Cleveland County, Shelby, N. C.. (This includes $7.50 given by Western North Carolina and Northern South Carolina Missionary Educational Union, Rev. Burke, Moderator, Gastonia, N. C. 67.50

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22. Prof. James A. Clark, Chairman Orphanage Aid Committee of Pasquotank County, Elizabeth City, North Carolina $ 38.09
19. Sale of Pig 6.50
19. For Stock Service, by Mr. Dixon 4.00
24. Refund on Oranges .30
27. Colored High School, Norwood, N. C., Prof. S. S. Carpenter, Principal 3.21
27. Prof. J. F. Gunn, for Alamance County Drive in part, Burlington, N. C. 11.10
27. Mecklenburg County Contribution, Mrs. G. F. Woodson, Charlotte, N. C. 92.13
27. Mrs. Clara B. Hicks, for Columbus County Drive, Whiteville, N. C. 4.00
28. Pitt County Teachers Association, by Mrs. J. M. Donnell, Greenville, N. C. 12.00
29. Dr. J. W. Black, Chairman Orphanage Aid Committee of Rocky Mount, N. C.--Donation from Mt. Zion Baptist Church 6.45
  Total Donated Commodities $ 2,285.07
  Total Cash Contributions 3,869.47
  Total Contributions $ 6,154.54

        The public support and the support produced by the farm and other enterprises on the grounds have been mentioned and from the growth shown in the last two years indications are that we might expect it to continue to grow each year as we are better equipped for farming and as the public becomes more "Orphanage conscious." This means of support, however, is the smaller and less stable of our avenues of support.

        As you know, for the past biennium the State of North Carolina has made an annual grant of $26,500. When the Advisory Budget Committee met, a committee from the Orphanage composed of Attorney B. W. Parham, Mr. T. C. Harris, Dr. E. E. Toney, and the Superintendent appeared before the Budget Committee and asked that in view of the fact that the income of the Orphanage was inadequate to meet all needs and that since it was necessary to borrow from time to time to meet these needs, and that about $13,000 was owed on land and bank notes which amount could only be paid from money given by friends, that the State for the next biennium grant the Orphanage $30,000 each year to cover the total cost of maintenance, which would make it possible for the funds coming from the public and the Duke Foundation to be used to clear up all outstanding indebtedness.

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This request was made, too, in view of the fact that though we are a private non-profit corporation all of our children are wards of the State of North Carolina, coming to us through the various County Welfare Departments and leaving us only with the approval of these same Departments. Then, too, if we are given $30,000 it will enable us to take more children, as at all times we are forced to deny children admittance. The State Welfare Department asks that we not take more than 150 children until we have more funds so as to more adequately care for the needs of the children.

        Each year The Duke Endowment, another source of income, makes a much needed and much appreciated grant which varies from year to year depending upon the number of days of care and the earnings of certain securities. This year, it is hoped that a large part of this appropriation may be used to reduce our $13,000 debt.


        In general we feel that the Lord has blessed our efforts this year by allowing us to care for our children with no major mishaps or catastrophes. We look forward to 1939 with great hope and anticipation of ability to do a better job for these entrusted to our care.

        We would like to ask each of you in the New Year, despite the fact that you are busy men, to take every opportunity with the State Legislature, the Governor, and other State officials to advance the cause of the Orphanage. Not only with this group do we ask you to advance the cause, but with all people and groups of people in our fair State and Nation.

Respectfully submitted,

T. K. BORDERS, Superintendent.

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January 1, 1939--June 30, 1939

Gentlemen of the Board of Directors of the Colored Orphanage of North Carolina:

        This six months which has elapsed since your meeting in December has gone by seemingly so rapidly that we have not done all of the things that we set out to do this year, but we are still making progress along financial lines and with the care of the children. We can assure you that we have a healthy, happy, satisfied group of boys and girls in our care. Mr. Harris in his financial report will tell you more of the progress that has been made towards putting the institution on a cash basis. I shall confine my report to child progress and the state of the plant, including a few of the many needed items which I wish you to consider.

        As you know I have been incapacitated for a while due to an illness which has kept me in bed for part of the time. In making this report I am passing on to you the state of conditions as is seen through the eyes of the individual worker. I have asked each worker to make a report of his or her department and I shall read to you excerpts from these reports:


        Very little improvement has been made on the Girls' Building since January 1, 1939. Hence, this report will be somewhat similar to previous reports. However, quite a bit of work has been done in the girls' lavatory and bath room. With what facilities we have here, we are able to get along, but improvement here would be in order.

        Our sleeping quarters are not sufficient in that we have forty-two girls sleeping in 33 beds. These conditions cause quite a bit of confusion. The completion of the third floor would relieve the sleeping situation entirely. If the third floor is finished and equipped, accommodations can be given to fifty girls with only one in each bed. As you know this building is one of the oldest on the campus and was never completely finished inside. Much improvement, in the way of painting, plastering, new floors, etc., is needed.

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However, we have tried to make the building as home-like and comfortable as possible by putting into each room beautiful rugs, though cheap, which were made by the WPA, table scarfs, bath mats, etc. Every room now has one picture and a mirror, which were given to encourage orderliness and cleanliness in the room. In spite of the fact that the girls' bedrooms have unpainted brick walls and rough floors, they have taken great pride in keeping their rooms spotless.

        The girls do their own mending, sewing, laundering, hair dressing, and cleaning. Some of the girls are necessarily more dependable than others and we think that these girls have been a great influence on the others in helping them learn to be more careful and to take more pride in their personal affairs.

        Illnesses so far have been minor ones. The general state of health for this six months has been very good, with no serious illness of any kind.

        We sincerely hope that at an early date our building will be remodeled and made beautiful, for we feel that as these dark drab conditions are covered with lightness and beauty, so will our minds and hearts be cleaned and cleared of malice and blackness that might be there. Then the girls' building will be a more pleasant and likeable place in which to live.

        We hope that by another year our building will be properly screened and thus guard the children against diseases carried by flies, mosquitoes, and so forth.


        At the present time we have forty-two boys in our building. These boys range in age from six to fourteen with one exception. We have one boy, Thomas McDaniels, who is a junior in high school, who assists in our building and lives in the building in the capacity of head worker.

        Every boy has a separate bed, individual clothing, tooth brush, towel, etc. The boys are learning to take great pride in their possessions and seem to be improving constantly in their respect for property.

        Since January 1st all of the downstairs wood work has been painted. Water was seeping in the basement, but work has been started to water-proof the walls of the

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basement and we hope that next winter our basement will be in better condition so that it can be used as a play room and study room. Since January we have added some cots, porch furniture, curtains for the second floor windows, and rag rugs which were made by the WPA. These rugs, though inexpensive, are beautifully designed and add much to the general appearance of our building. We feel that the improvements have been a good investment, because as we are able to make improvements we notice a decided reaction in the boys towards an appreciation of that which is beautiful and a desire on their part to help keep it beautiful.

        We have had no major illnesses, only common illnesses such as toothache, colic, colds, etc. The weight gained per child has been satisfactory. We do notice, however, that there are several boys with bad tonsils. We hope that these tonsils will be removed in the early fall.

        Besides clothing and shoes for winter, our major needs are some equipment for play room for use on cold and rainy days. In this play room we would like to have seats built along the walls with hinged tops, so that the boys might have a place to keep their "junk", which includes marbles and other toys and little keepsakes. There would also be a black board in this room that they might be able to draw or write, and white paint for marking hop-scotch squares and marble rings on the cement floor. In addition to this play room we would like to fix a reading room. There are ten boys who are fifth graders and above, and it is necessary that they do some home work and outside reading. There is also a great need for some small chairs for the bed room. Each boy should have a chair so that he might sit and place his clothes on this chair when he goes to bed.


        At the present time there are 70 boys living in the Boys Building--the larger boys of the institution. They are healthy, robust, and are beginning to take the attitude that they are the young men of the campus.

        Each boy has his own clothes and is supposed to look after minor repairs to them. Some of the boys who attend high school needed suits of clothing to wear to the activities that they attended. We are very grateful to several

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friends who gave us suits of clothes that we have altered to fit the boys.

        There have been only two major illnesses this year--one case of appendicitis and another boy was severely burned.

        Each person has a job and is held responsible for it. When tasks are completed each one is free to play. During the winter months the boys enjoyed listening to the radio and played. On Sunday those boys who have kept a clean record during the week are given the privilege of taking walks. Many of them have joined churches in the community and include church attendance in their walks.

        We try to provide a home-like atmosphere and to do this there are several major repairs that should be made. The building needs repainting and re-roofing and we need screens in all of the windows. These repairs would make the boys building a healthier and more sanitary place for the boys.


        The girls do the washing and ironing under the supervision of the laundry matron. The different groups send their clothes on a special day of the week. The greatest problem is getting the clothes washed during the school session without handicapping the girls by keeping them out of school. All of the washing is done by hand, which makes the progress very slow. The laundry is equipped with nine tubs, two electric irons, 17 flat irons, a heater and a hot water boiler.

        With the addition of modern laundry equipment the work could be carried on without keeping the children out of school and everyone could have clean clothes regularly.

MISS ALMA HOLLOWAY, Dining Room Matron

        Our meals depend very much upon the farm because about three-fourths of our food comes from the farm. There are very few food items that are bought, except such items that the farm and dairy and poultry yard cannot produce. We try to plan the meals in such a way that each day each child gets at least three glasses of milk and

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an adequate portion of all five of the basic food substances daily. In the winter time and off season when fresh vegetables are low, we have an adequate supply of canned fruit and vegetables that have been canned here in our cannery. Three meals are served each day. In the summer time the heaviest meal is served at noon and in the winter it is served at 5:30. The food seems adequate and satisfying as the children are all healthy and seem to be growing and gaining weight at the proper rate.

        The dining room and kitchen serve not only as a place in which food is prepared and served, but also as a training center. Groups of boys and girls are taught how to cook and to serve food properly. All of the matrons come to the dining room at meal time to assist. During this time proper habits of eating are taught. We feel, however, that if our tables were reconditioned, that our dining room would be perhaps a little more pleasant.

        Since the first of January the dining room and kitchen have been painted throughout and a new floor has been put in the kitchen. Our greatest need is a refrigerating plant, because we are getting more milk and other perishable products from the farm and garden, and if we had a large refrigerating plant, these foods could be more adequately cared for.


        At the present time our farm prospects look good. Last year our total farm products aggregated a value of about $20,000. We feel that this year our returns will be larger than last year. The head farmer is assisted on the farm by two men and in time of emergency all men and boys stop other work and turn their attention towards the farm. We are beginning to have a rather nice lot of farm machinery, which was purchased in the last two years, including a Farmall "20" tractor, a tractor disc, a tractor disc plow, a lime spreader, a new all steel two horse wagon, a grain harvester, a mowing machine and a two horse molasses making machine. All of these items have been costly, but we feel that they are adequately paying for themselves in two ways: First, this modern machinery enables us to do our work much more thoroughly and quickly and enables us to cultivate more land. Our land in cultivation has just about doubled in the past two

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years. Second, we feel that this machinery is valuable because many of our boys are going to be farmers, and that they should not leave the Institution without knowing how to operate modern farm machinery.

        Our greatest farm need is that of stock replacement and an additional team of plow mules. At present we have five work animals, but three of them are old and need to be replaced with the addition of a new heavy team of young mules.

        This year we are working 68 acres of corn, 20 acres of wheat, 3 acres of oats, 4 acres of cane, 3 acres of peanuts, 7 acres of soy beans, 4 acres of oats and clover, 10 acres of oats and vetch, 2 acres of alfalfa, 5 acres of tobacco, 22 acres of lespedeza, 3 acres of string beans, 2 acres of peas, 3 acres of tomatoes, ½ acre of onions, one-tenth acre of okra, 10 acres of sweet potatoes, 3 acres of Irish potatoes, ¼ acre of squash, 3 acres of watermelon, ½ acre of beets, ½ acre of carrots, 2 acres of collards and turnip greens, 4 acres cabbage, one-tenth acre cucumbers, and peas have been sown in a large portion of the corn.


        During January we killed six hogs, the last of the fifty-one that were to be killed for this year's meat.

        Our prospects for meat next winter are good. We will have 38 heads including two brooder sows and one male, one litter of seven pigs about two months old. They have been fed soy beans as a part of their daily diet together with hog ration and vegetables.

        There are twenty old cows in the herd and we are milking sixteen of them. We expect to begin milking four of the old ones and two young cows in a short while. There are also three fine heifer yearlings about one and a half years old and five large calves about five months old. Four of these large calves are bulls and will be used for meat. Fifteen calves were born this year. One died and two were butchered. We also have a Guernsey bull about three years old.

Gallons of milk received each month:

January 1196 gallons
February 1068 gallons
March 1288 gallons
April 1247 gallons
May 1360 gallons
June 1201 gallons
Total: 7360 gallons.

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Number of cows and calves 36
Number hogs and pigs 55
Total livestock 91 head

        During the time when be have not been helping with the farm, fixing fences, etc., we have been making preparation for making brick. We expect to have at least 125,000 brick made with which to build a dairy barn and other buildings, by the time that school opens.

Boys Supervisor and Assistant Superintendent

        In addition to our regular work, supervising the boys, and keeping the buildings, plumbing, etc., in repair, we have run our new department of shoe repairing each school day afternoon for two or three hours. Since January 1, we have put on 120 pairs of heels and half-soled 190 pairs of shoes. Part of these half soles were sewed on and another portion were nailed on. In the shoe repairing department we have a regular group of boys who do this work and we feel that this department has not only saved the Orphanage considerable money in repairing and half soling shoes, but that it adds another avenue of vocational training which we think is very valuable to the boys participating.


        Up to the first of July we had canned 236 gallons string beans, 85 gallons black berries, 128 gallons squash, and have made 302 gallons of kraut.


        Since January 1st we have raised two batches of chickens. There were 640 in the first batch, which was a gift of the Raleigh Hatchery, and there were 300 white leghorns in the second batch. Since January 1st we have killed for food 69 hens and 120 friers. In addition to the chickens killed, we have used 1,419 dozen eggs.

        All of the buildings need painting outside. The school building needs painting inside. Some repair work needs to be done to the top of the girls' building and the boys' building. The girls' building needs painting also. All of the windows in all the buildings with the exception of the

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dining room and kitchen need to be screened before next summer.


        1. That Charles Alston, Assistant Superintendent and Boys' Supervisor, have restored to his salary $10.00 per month, a cut which he received two years ago.

        2. The laundry is one of our weakest spots. The larger girls who have to do the washing miss so much time out of school that they cannot make normal progress and become discouraged and hard to manage. The executive committee has under consideration a plan to equip the laundry with modern laundry equipment and we trust that this matter may have your cooperation and approval.

        3. We have absolutely no place to store our farm produce such as wheat, oats, etc., plows, fertilizers, etc. A granary is a necessity. I ask that you give this matter some attention. I think with the purchase of some lumber, the granary could be rebuilt.

        4. Our cows are still not properly housed. By fall we will have enough brick to build a barn if some method of financing the building can be devised.

        5. Madison Lennon, a teacher in our school, trains our band and music groups. These groups bring to the Institution considerable money and much publicity. His compensation during the winter is his board and room. This summer he was to get 10% of his collections--which would include street playing, which was tabooed by the State Welfare Department. Since he could not play on the streets his commission has not paid him for his time, but he has gone ahead just the same. We only have one car and he is taking groups about in his car, which he cannot afford.

        I would like to have you say what he should be paid, what mileage he should be given, and who should be responsible in case of an accident.

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January 1, 1939--June 31, 1939

2. Prof. Hicks, Contribution $ 1.00
2. Dr. J. W. Black, Chairman, Orphanage Aid Committee Rocky Mount 6.45
2. Mrs. Jennie H. Butler for Prof. James A. Clark, Drive in Pasquotank County 5.36
3. Rev. C. E. Griffin, Co-Chairman Alamance County, Graham, N. C. 14.03
6. Mr. E. M. Lowe, Chairman Rockingham County Drive, Reidsville, North Carolina 6.00
9. Mr. E. M. Lowe for Mr. A. R. Williams, Route 2, Ruffin, for Rockingham County Drive 3.03
14. For Stock Service 2.00
14. Mr. Frank K. Davis, Chairman, Macon County Com. (Put in cash to supplement money in stamps) 1.55
14. Income from Wilder Fund 34.80
16. K. A. Williams, Perquimans Training School, Winfall 5.00
17. Wilson Welfare Association for Bowden Children 40.00
24. Dr. E. E. Toney, Refund as per diem Board Meeting 4.00
24. Dr. J. E. Shepard, Refund, fee for Board Meeting 6.00
24. Mr. J. W. Medford, Refund as per diem Board Meet. 4.00
29. Prof. C. S. Wynn, East Union of Original Shiloh Assn. held with Dickey's Grove Baptist Church 2.00
29. Ministers and Deacons Union of Original Shiloh Association, Rev. George Hester, Pres. Oxford 15.00
29. Lee County Orphanage Aid Committee, Sanford, N. C. Rev. N. F. Brooks, Chairman 50.31
4. For hauling freight .64
5. M. E. Church, Oxford, Rev. Hall, Pastor 5.06
2. Mr. H. C. Gore, Stanly County, Albemarle, N. C. 12.88
9. Refund on Gasoline from Motor Vehicle Bureau, Raleigh, North Carolina 19.25
11. Elijah Clements for cemetery plot purchased by Mrs. Nora Locklear 15.00
11. C. N. Boggan, Drive in Southern Pines 15.00
11. Miss Jockebed Christmas for East Durham Colored School 5.00
21. Mr. C. J. B. Reid, Belmont, N. C. 3.15
22. Mr. Clarence Winchester for teachers of Guilford County 51.32
24. Ministers and Deacons Union of East Cedar Grove Association by Mr. H. M. Bullock, Creedmoor, N. C. 5.00
24. Mr. E. M. Lowe, Rockingham County, Reidsville, North Carolina 7.32
27. Mrs. Kate L. Jenkins 5.00
1. Colored Orphanage Building Fund, Certificate No. 2368. Twelve checks 4.32

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1. Mrs. Burnice Howell, Room Rent December 8, 1938, January 8, 1939 $ 5.00
1. Mrs. Maude Mitchell Jeffers, Gaston County, Women's Auxiliary, First Baptist Church, Mrs. Kaite L. Jenkins, Secretary 5.00
2. Mr. Junius Allen, Payment on Pigs 4.00
2. Collection in Chapel 1.35
6. Hester Crews Post No. 166, American Legion, Mr. H. Armstead, Commander 4.60
9. Greensboro Welfare Association for Pearsall boys 12.00
9. Gaston County Drive, Mrs. Maude Mitchell Jeffers, Chairman, 318 Cedar Street, Belmont, N. C. 60.76
14. Cabarrus County Orphanage Aid Committee, Rev. H. Wilson, Chairman 37.11
14. Troy Parent-Teacher Association, by E. L. Gillespie 1.00
15. Gates County Orphanage Aid Committee, H. L. Mitchell, Chairman 14.40
16. Timothy Bowden, Aid for children 40.00
28. Christ's Disciples Church, Reidsville, by J. W. Mullins (E. M. Lowe, Chairman) 6.00
28. Jones Chapel Church, Reidsville, by J. L. Cody, E. M. Lowe, Chairman 5.00
2. East Cedar Grove Sunday School Association District No. 2 15.00
2. Mrs. Bernice Howell for Rent 5.00
3. Avrie Taylor, Payment on Pig 5.00
5. Orphanage Aid Committee, Tryon, North Carolina 23.06
5. Phillipi Baptist Sunday School, Rev. E. H. Harris 10.84
11. Booker T. Washington Club, Raleigh, N. C. 5.00
12. American Can Company--Refund 3.89
13. Missionary Circle, Mrs. Ransom 1.00
14. Mecklenburg School, Clarksville, Virginia 6.15
14. Edenton Colored School 8.06
17. Cabarrus County Orphanage Aid Committee 37.10
22. Cash Refund, Credit Cabarrus County Orphanage Aid Committee 1.00
24. Rev. A. H. George, Charlotte, North Carolina 1.00
24. Duplin County Parent Teachers Association 35.00
30. Ministers and Deacons Union of Original Shiloh Association 17.05
30. Franklin County Ministers' and Deacons' Union 5.00
30. Franklin County Baptist S. S. Convention 9.71
2. Orphanage Aid Committee, Rowan County, Salisbury Prof. A. C. Grant, Chairman 133.98
5. Mrs. Avrie Taylor, Payment on balance on Pig 2.50
6. Mrs. Burnice Howell, Rent February 8 to March 8, 1939 5.00
6. Franklin County Ministers' and Deacons' Union by Rev. J. A. Watson 1.00
7. Edgecombe County PTA, by Mr. Wade Allen and Delegation. 15.00

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8. Brooklyn Presbyterian Church by Mrs. Frances Woodson, Charlotte, North Carolina $ 2.50
8. City of Greensboro Juvenile Commission for Pearsall boys 6.00
12. North Carolina Teachers' Association, G. E. Davis, Executive Secretary, J. A. Cotton, Treasurer 50.00
16. Treasurer of United States, Conservation Check 68.81
17. State Treas. of North Carolina, Road Tax Refund 10.75
18. Miss Dora Sandling, Franklinton, N. C. .25
18. Miss Laura Sandling, Franklinton, N. C. 1.00
19. Sampson County Teachers' Association by Mrs. Ada G. Battle, Clinton, North Carolina 15.00
19. Band Concert in Goldsboro, N. C. by Mr. Lennon 1.80
20. Refund--Mr. Alston on trip to Goldsboro 8.14
25. Negro Civic League, Monroe, North Carolina, by Mrs. E. M. Carter, Secretary 5.00
26. Mr. E. M. Lowe, Chairman, Orphanage Aid Com. Rockingham County. Elm Grove Baptist Church, Reidsville--$6.00. St. John's M. E. Church, Leaksville--$6.27 25.00
30. Kiwanis Club, Oxford, M. K. Pinnix, Treasurer, For band concert 9.81
2. Mr. Junius Allen--payment on Pigs 4.00
4. Davie Street Presbyterian Church, Raleigh 3.25
7. Bernice Howell, Rent 4.50
9. City of Greensboro for Pearsall boys 12.00
9. Band Concert, Clayton, N. C. 9.20
11. District No. 4 East Cedar Grove Association 7.00
13. Dr. R. A. Bryce, Chairman Orphanage Aid Com. Person County, Roxboro, North Carolina 10.75
13. Prof. Edwin D. Johnson, Graded School, Henderson 3.00
13. Mr. E. M. Lowe, Chairman Orphanage Aid Com. Rockingham County, Reidsville, N. C. 5.00
15. Grady Gidney, Work off Campus 2.50
17. Band Concert, Chase City 2.58
18. Band Concert, Garner 3.60
17. Wilson Welfare Association for Bowden children 40.00
25. East Cedar Grove Sunday School Association 5.00
30. Band Concert, Reidsville 19.40
  Total Cash Contributions $ 1,239.71
Donated Commodities:
  Raleigh Hatchery--600 chicks valued at $8 per Hundred 48.00
  Total Contributions $ 1,287.71

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As Made By MR. T. C. HARRIS, Budget Officer, July 1, 1939


June 1, 1939--Balance $ 811.61
Investments 4.50
Religious Organizations 39.94
Productive Enterprise 12.18
State of North Carolina 2,208.34
Miscellaneous Contributions 131.81
Petty Cash 257.41
  $ 3,465.29


Telephone and Telegraph $ 12.85
Food 110.70
Temp. Loan 750.00
Transportation 81.14
Clothing 2.35
Petty Cash 125.00
Supplies 90.63
Repairs and Replacement 74.41
Salaries 684.46
July 1, 1939--Balance 1,533.75
  $ 3,465.29


July 1, 1939--Balance $ 1,550.30
Petty Cash 4,091.93
Investments 2,908.58
State of North Carolina 26,500.00
Miscellaneous Contributions 2,500.55
Temp. Loans 16,750.00
Religious Organizations 667.27
Productive Enterprise 596.04
Donated Commodities 86.00


Conference $ 32.00
Insurance 1,091.94
Telephone and Telegraph 216.94
Petty Cash 4,115.00
New Equipment 216.86
Food 5,091.68
Temp. Loan 18,500.00
Transportation 2,481.65
Fuel, Light, Power 2,826.22
Clothing 2,109.12
Interest 740.14
Salaries 8,750.52
Repairs and Replacement 1,641.87
Supplies 6,143.13
Replacement-Live Stock 168.50
July 1, 1939--Balance 11,533.75

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The Colored Orphanage Of
North Carolina

July 1, 1939--June 30, 1940

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E. E. TONEY Oxford
N. C. DANIEL Oxford
F. W. HANCOCK, JR. Oxford
DAVID D. JONES Greensboro
B. W. PARHAM Oxford
M. S. CURRIN Oxford
N. A. CHEEK Elberon


E. E. TONEY, Chairman Oxford
N. C. DANIEL Oxford
B. W. PARHAM Oxford


W. N. THOMAS Oxford


M. S. CURRIN Oxford


T. C. HARRIS Oxford

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M. S., University of Michigan
MRS. JAUNCEY HAYWOOD MCDOUGLE Secretary to Superintendent
B. S., Hampton Institute


Five Summers--Georgia State Teachers College
Matron, Little Folks Bldg.
B. S., N. C. College for Negroes
One Summer Columbia University
(Assistant Superintendent) Boys' Supervisor
MRS. LENORE GIDNEY Matron, Girls' Bldg.
Six Summers--Georgia State Teachers College
MISS MARTHA WYNN Matron, Boys' Bldg.
Albion Academy--Franklinton, N. C.
Swift Memorial College--Rogerville, Tennessee
Matron, Laundry
Johnson City, Tennessee, Public Schools
Matron, Kitchen
Swift Memorial College--Rogerville, Tennessee
Matron, Dining Room
Sardis, Mississippi, Public Schools
Supply Matron
Two years Hampton Institute, Tennessee A. and I. College
Vocation Supply Matron


Shelby Public Schools
Extension courses, Johnson C. Smith University and A. T. College
Head Farmer
Oxford Public Schools
Assistant Farmer
Oxford Public Schools
Assistant Farmer
J. S. DIXON Brickmaker and Dairyman


Extension Courses, Summer School N. C. College
First Grade
Winston-Salem Teachers' College
First Grade
Extension Courses, Summer School N. C. College
Second Grade
Extension Courses, Summer School N. C. College
Third Grade
Extension Courses, Summer School N. C. College
Fourth Grade
Extension Courses, Summer School
Fifth Grade
B. S. Wilberforce University
Sixth Grade
Fayetteville State Normal School, Summer School
Seventh Grade
B. S., Shaw University
Summer School Columbia University
Home Economics

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Report Of Superintendent

To the members of the Board of Directors of the Colored Orphanage of North Carolina:

        As the summer season approaches, we look back over the past months to take stock of the achievements we have made.

        The past six months since your last meeting have been quite successful. Though we had quite a bit of bad luck in having our food supply and all our young chickens destroyed by fire, there have been blessings.

        Our friends have cooperated with us splendidly. We wish to thank Mr. C. K. Proctor and the Oxford Orphanage for the assistance they have rendered us. They have willingly aided us in all of our problems. We express our appreciation to the Duke Endowment for its aid, financially and otherwise. The State Board of Charities and Public Welfare, as well as the County Welfare Departments, have given their assistance whenever needed. We are deeply grateful to Governor Hoey and the members of the Budget Bureau who granted us the special aid when our food supply was destroyed by fire. We also thank the persons who formed the committee to request this aid. We are grateful to all of our friends who have contributed financially, through Orphange Aid Drives in the various counties, religious organizations, fraternal groups, schools, and individually for their contributions--small as well as large.

        The success of the Institution is due largely to the cooperation of the workers here. They have worked together at all times for the common good of all.

        One of our most important considerations is the food problem. Every effort is put forth to insure clean, wholesome food for the children. Three meals are served each day and the farm and the dairy supply vegetables, milk, butter and meat the year round. By canning vegetables and meat we are able to have variety throughout the winter months. Though the season has just begun, 82 gallons of garden peas and 82 gallons of meat have been put up.

        The boys and girls cooperate with the dining room and kitchen matrons in preparing and serving the food.

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In this way they gain valuable experience which helps them in later life.

        At this time there are 41 little boys who live in the Little Boys' Building, between the ages of five and twelve. These little fellows seem to be the happiest group on the campus. They do all of the necessary tasks, such as cleaning the building and yards, etc., and are proud of their work. This is a healthy group of boys as there have been very few illnesses during the past year.

        We have been able to begin work on the much needed reading and study room for this building. The room has been arranged, partly equipped with tables and chairs and proper lighting. It is very necessary during the winter months when the children cannot play outside and during the school year when it is necessary to do extra study at night. Several friends have donated books and magazines that we have been able to use for reading during leisure time.

        We have 48 girls now who live in the girls' building. Their general health is very good and there have been no major illnesses during the year. We have been able to make a few improvements in this building. Several rooms have been painted, screens have been put in on the first and second floors, four stools and one lavatory have been placed on the second floor. A friend has donated a piano and several girls are beginning lessons.

        The girls, as a whole, are gradually improving as to conduct, refinement, cleanliness and school reports. There were five girls in high school this year and each was promoted to the next class.

        Each year the girls seem to be more willing to join in and help wherever needed to improve our buildings and the entire campus. We hope that this spirit will continue to exist and that the Orphanage might be in position to do more socially for our girls that they may be encouraged to go on to greater and better things.

        The 62 boys who live in the boys' building are the larger boys of the campus. They have been extremely fortunate in not having any serious illnesses during the past year. Last winter we were able to install a heating system in this building just before the severe cold weather set in. This improvement added more to the comfort of the children than any other this year.

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        We have a healthy group of boys and girls who are immunized against contagious diseases. We admit no children who are feebleminded, have tuberculosis or venereal diseases. Each applicant must be approved by our physician, Dr. W. N. Thomas, before final admittance. Dr. Thomas has been pleased with the physical condition of the children this year.

        The girls of the laundry are cooperating in every way so as to keep the laundry clean and improve our service in this line of work. Our objective for the future is to turn out more efficient workers, since the laundry has better equipment. We were able to purchase a washer, extractor and dryer. This machinery will enable the girls to do their work without missing so much time out of school as heretofore.

        We are hoping to add a mangle and presser in the near future because it will enable us to do work faster and more efficiently, as well as enable the children to get complete steam laundry knowledge so as to prepare them for a worthwhile vocation.

        The shoe repair department enables us to save a great deal by taking care of practically all of the repair work during the winter. It also gives valuable vocational training to the boys who are adapted to this type of work. Last winter 279 pairs of shoes were repaired at a cost of $170.10. This work would cost considerably more if done by a commercial shop. We have one boy who has enough experience to go into a privately owned shop as a helper. When discharged he plans to use this as a means of livelihood.

        During the year we have milked an average of 14 cows out of a herd of 16. We have two old cows which we are to begin milking in a few weeks and three young cows we will begin in September. We receive an average of 36 gallons of milk per day. Three veals and four yearlings have been butchered this year--about 432 pounds of meat.

        At present our herd consists of 39 cows and calves, including one set of twins, and one Guernsey bull about three and one-half years of age.

        The boys aid in the care of the cows and they do just about all of the milking. We would like to train them to be first class dairymen, but our equipment is limited. One of our greatest needs is a dairy barn and additional

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facilities for caring for the milk. Our herd has been tested and proven free of Tuberculosis.

        Our chickens have furnished 2,189 dozen eggs. In addition we have used them for food. The cost of upkeep of the flock for the past year was $656.22. This is another project from which the boys receive valuable training. Practically all of the work in connection with the chickens has been done by the boys under supervision.

        We have been able to make several improvements on our buildings this year. Screens have been put in the buildings, interior and exterior painting has been done, and the drain at the Little Folks Building has been repaired. Minor repairs are made by workers and children. The children keep up the campus grounds and are becoming very skilled at the work.

        Our farm is our mainstay as it produces practically all of the food supply and feed for the animals. This year our food crop consists of corn, wheat, oats, rye, cane, peanuts, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, peas, tomatoes, string beans, cabbage, squash, okra, onions, beets, carrots, cucumbers, English peas, greens, butterbeans, and watermelons. The feed crops are alfalfa, lespedeza, soy beans, vetch, oats, and winter peas. The only money crop that we produce is tobacco. We have four acres this year.

        Through the cooperation of the Soil Conservation Agency we have terraced 10 acres. This conserves our soil and will insure productivity.

        During the spring we added to our farm equipment one pair of mules, one turning plow, three side harrows, and forty weeding hoes. These additions have greatly increased efficiency.

        We feel that we are moving along the right direction and that we are progressing along material lines and moral responses.

        The following quotation from a letter we received recently from Miss Lilly E. Mitchell, Director, Division of Child Welfare, State Board of Charities and Public Welfare, shows that we are reaching the standard of the State Department:

        "I enjoyed reading this report as much as Miss Trigg enjoyed her visit, I think, as it shows so clearly the steady progress which this institution has made and is making under your administration. We feel that you have come

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a long way in bringing this institution up to the standard that has been attained by other institutions in the state and we appreciate all the effort that you and your staff have put into making this improvement an actuality.

        "We did make recommendations for additional improvements to the physical equipment, hoping that you will be able to carry them out within the next year. I am sure Miss Trigg discussed these with you at the time of her visit but we are writing them in order that they may be available for discussion with your Board.

    "These recommendations are:

  • "1. The remainder of the walls of the Girls' Building to be painted in the near future.
  • "2. Some play equipment provided for the children.
  • "3. Better equipment for handling the milk be supplied. A cooling system seems particularly necessary."

        Some of our material accomplishments are the installation of the heating system of the Boys' Building, purchase of modern machinery for the laundry, at a total cost of $1,434.17, including equipment and installation; replacement of the store house which was destroyed by fire, completion of the granary at a cost of $34,280.00, additional farm supplies and mules, use of city water on the campus.


        As I state some of our most urgent needs, may I refer to the two mentioned in the quotation above. We definitely need a cow barn and equipment for handling the milk. As the situation is now our cows have to stand out in the severe weather during the winter. This harms the stock and reduces the milk supply at the time we need it most. We have the brick for this barn, but we need finance for labor and other materials. Builders estimate that by using our brick, the building can be built at a cost of about $5,000.00.

        The boys and girls need some recreational facilities other than those we can provide for them now. We feel that this is one place that we can make considerable improvement.

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    The additional needs are:

  • 1. Dishwasher, tables, sinks, salt and pepper shakers, and supplies for dining room and kitchen.
  • 2. Lavatory installed in dining room building so that the girls will not have to go back to building. This creates a problem during the winter months when nights are longer.
  • 3. Painting and repair work needs to be done on all buildings to put them in first class condition.

        We thank you for your interest in the work and for your cooperation in helping put over our program for this year. We trust that you will continue to aid us and pray that we may be able to provide a home-like atmosphere for these boys and girls here in our care.

Respectfully submitted,

T. K. BORDERS, Superintendent.

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July 1, 1939--June 30, 1940


Federal $ 11.10  
State 33,044.74  
Municipal 36.00  
Religious 460.83  
Fraternal 34.35  
Civic 325.90  
Duke Endowment 3,876.87  
Parents and Relatives 200.00  
Other 1,456.20 $39,445.99
Endowment $ 34.79  
Special Funds 540.72 575.51
Productive Enterprises:
Concerts $ 608.83  
Farm, Garden, Dairy 6,335.69  
Other 533.85 7,478.37
Donated Commodities:
Food $ 199.87  
Clothing 188.55  
Household Supplies 190.00  
Recreation 97.00  
Equipment, Furniture, Fixtures 721.00 1,396.42
Total Operating Income   $48,896.29


Sarah P. Duke, Legacy 900.00
Total Income $49,796.29


Salaries $ 3,120.00  
Office Supplies 135.33  
Telephone & Telegraph 206.02  
Insurance 791.58  
Financing and Publicity 606.19  
Other 105.00 $ 4,964.12
Salaries $ 2,889,01  
Food 11,384.60  
Shoe Repair 202.37  
Clothing 2,097.25  
Laundry 265.91  
Household supplies 900.20  
Recreation 386.48  
Travel--Care of children 1,588.67  
Other 49.01 19,763.30

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Salaries $ 364.00  
Supplies 117.81  
Other 15.00 $ 643.88
Salaries $ 484.00  
Supplies 117.81  
Other 13.96 615.77
Salaries $ 611.20  
Fuel, Light, Power, Etc. 3,526.91  
Replacement and Repair 1,749.20  
Other 117.54 6,003.85
Extra-Institutional Service:    
Travel Expense $ 72.82  
Maintenance in other Inst. 249.50  
Other 10.00 332.32
Productive Enterprise:
Salaries $ 1,800.07  
Supplies 3,459.88  
Insurance 98.75  
Replacement & Repair 286.27  
Other 34.50 5,679.47
Chickens: Supplies $ 656.22 656.22
Total Operating Expenditures   $38,659.13


Land (Interest on debt) $ 257.70  
New Buildings and Additions to Old 552.91  
New Equipment, Furniture and Fixtures 3,872.41  
Additional Livestock 411.00  
Other Items 39.45  
Total Capital Expenditures   5,133.47
Total--All Expenditures   $43,792.50
Total Income $49,769.29  
Less Expenditures 43,792.50  
Operating Balance $ 5,976.79  

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July 1, 1939--June 30, 1940

1. Band Concert, Refund, Mr. Lennon, Exp. on Trip $ 3.40
  Mr. R. K. Taylor, Treasurer, Refund of Salary 18.75
2. St. Mark A. M. E. Zion Church, Durham, Rev. Perry, Pastor 6.19
  Mt. Gilead Baptist S. S., Durham, Band Concert 18.50
3. Shaw University, Band Concert, Dr. N. H. Harris, Sponsor 13.47
  M. E. Church, West Raleigh, Mrs. Virginia Peebles, Sponsor, Band Concert 5.94
4. Band Concert, East Cedar Grove Association Picnic, Creedmoor, North Carolina 3.16
  A. M. E. Church, Wilson Mills, Rev. A. A. Thompson, Pastor, Band Concert 9.27
6. St. Peter M. E. Church, Oxford, Rev. J. W. Hall, Pastor, Band Concert 5.25
7. Band Concert, Durham, Sponsored by Rev. Crooms 3.85
  Mrs. Hattie Sylvers, Refund for Drug Store Bill 1.00
10. North Carolina College for Negroes, Durham, Band Concert, Dean James A. Taylor, Sponsor 16.24
11. Band Concert, A. and T. College, Pres. F. D. Bluford, Sponsor, Greensboro 17.61
  Band Concert, Hillsboro, Mr. Anderson Morrow, Sponsor 6.30
  Elijah Clements, Cemetery Plot for Mr. Satterwhite 15.00
  Security National Bank, Raleigh, Income on Wilder Fund 40.72
  Band Concert, Oxford Graded School, Mr. Poole, Sponsor 1.35
17. St. Joseph A. M. E. Church, Durham, Rev. J. A. Valentine, Pastor 8.38
  Mr. E. M. Lowe, Chairman, Orphanage Aid Committee, Rockingham County, Reidsville 7.06
  First Baptist Church, Raleigh, Rev. O. S. Bullock, Pastor 11.50
  Raleigh District, Church School and Varick C. E. Convention, A.M.E.Z. Ch., Rev. C. F. Martin, P. E. 2.85
18. Band Concert, Kittrell Baptist Church, Rev. T. O. Young, Deacon, Kittrell 5.36
  Fayetteville District Church School Convention, Rev. J. R. Funderburk, Presiding Elder 7.05
19. A. M. E. Z. Church School Convention, Siler City, Rev. W. W. Long, Presiding Elder 3.50
  Band Concert, Mebane, Mr. Walter Jones, Sponsor 7.85
20. Fayetteville State Teachers College, Dr. J. W. Seabrook, President, Band Concert, Winston-Salem 19.17
21. Dr. E. E. Toney, As per diem Board Meeting 4.00
  Dr. J. E. Shepard, As per diem Board Meeting 6.00
  Dr. N. C. Daniel, As per diem Board Meeting 4.00
  Mr. B. K. Lassiter, As per diem Board Meeting 4.00
  Mr. B. W. Parham, As per diem Board Meeting 4.00
21. Band Concert, Winston-Salem Teachers College, President F. L. Atkins, Winston-Salem 13.47

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23. Zion Baptist Ch., Greensboro, Rev. P. B. Bynum $ 5.31
  St. James Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 2.25
24. Band Concert, Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Route 4 Fayetteville 2.50
25. Band Concert, Nashville, Mr. E. T. Roberts 3.00
26. East Cedar Grove Assn., By Mr. H. M. Bullock 10.00
  Collection in Chapel 10.01
Through Mrs. M. C. Ransom:
  Oxford National Bank 1.00
  Wells Lumber Company 1.00
  Baird Hardware Company 2.00
  Chapman Lumber Company 1.00
  Lyon-Winston Company 5.00
  Lyon Drug Company 2.00
  Williams Drug Company 2.00
  Leggett's Department Store 1.00
  Williams Breedlove Company 1.00
  Horner Brothers 2.50
  Hall Drug Store 2.00
  Granville Service Station 2.00
  Union National Bank 2.00
  Oxford Furniture Company 2.00
  Capehart Cleaners 1.00
  T. C. Jordan .50
  Carolina Furniture Company 2.00
  J. R. Avery .25
  Granville Insurance Agency 2.00
  Ray Lumber Company 2.00
  F. L. Hood 2.00
  H. M. Turner, Market 1.00
  Oxford Hardware Company 1.00
28. Band Concert, Castalia, Mr. Rob. Mitchell, Sponsor 9.25
29. Dr. F. L. Atkins, Teachers College, Winston-Salem 2.00
  Concessions from sale of Stands, Anniversary Day 301.10
30. Shiloh Ministers and Deacons Union 12.00
  Shiloh Ministers and Deacons Union, Granville Co. 12.06
  Middle Baptist Ministers and Deacons Union 5.51
  Min. and Deacons Union, East Cedar Grove Ass'n. 5.00
31. Ira Smith, Balance on Concessions 2.25
  America Legion, Oxford, Band 2.00
  Total Cash Contributions $ 716.68
Donated Commodities:
  Oxford Orphanage, Clothing $ 35.00
  Mrs. H. W. Jones, Hillsboro, Clothing for Girls 3.00
  Mr. J. B. Jordan, Norlina, 6 crates Cantaloupes 4.50
  Harry Towne, Merchant, Shoes for Girls 1.50
  J. C. Penny Company .79
  Hollywood Club, Durham, Mrs. Hicks, Supervisor, Clothing for Girls 5.00
  Total $ 49.79
  Total Contributions $ 766.47

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3. Band Concert, Liberty, Mrs. L. L. Foster, Sponsor $ 3.85
  Woman's Union Missionary Baptist Association 3.00
  Band Concert, Shady Hill Baptist Church, Roxboro 3.00
7. State of North Carolina, Gasoline Tax Refund 18.00
8. Band Concert, A. M. E. Church, Selma, Rev. D. P. Richardson, Pastor 9.56
9. Band Concert, Creedmoor, Rev. J. J. Shipp, Sponsor 1.50
  Arthur Stainback, Rent 5.00
10. Band Concert, Warrenton, Mr. C. S. Wynn and 4-H Clubs, Sponsors 7.10
12. Cedar Grove Association, meeting with Sweet Gum Church, Rev. C. P. Williamson, Rev. William 15.21
14. W. N. Harrell, Wilson, N. C., Payment of Timothy Bowden for care of Children 40.00
15. Mr. J. S. Dixon for Stock Service 2.00
18. Wake Baptist Ass'n., Rev. Geo. Stokes, Moderator 7.65
28. Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Asheville 16.49
  Refund, Miss Wynn, Expenses to Sylva 10.05
  Jackson County Consolidated High School, Sylva Rev. John H. Davis, Principal 2.00
  Waynesville Baptist Association, Rev. J. H. Smith Moderator, Box 2A, Sylva 9.29
  First Baptist Church, Asheville, Rev. W. C. Brown Pastor 5.50
31. Arthur Stainback, Rent 2.50
  Total Contributions $ 161.50
  From State of North Carolina $ 2,208.33
  Total Contributions 161.50
  Total Income $ 2,369.83
  Outstanding Bills $ 1,130.21
  Petty Cash 205.30
  Pay Roll 662.60
  Miscellaneous 124.70
  Total Expenditures $ 2,122.81
  Difference $ 247.02
1. Band Concert, Louisburg, Mr. J. H. Strickland $ 2.90
  Refund, Lane Bryant Company, New York 1.97
  Refund, Amount in excess on payroll .56
4. Mrs. Burnie Howell, Rent 6.00
5. Mrs. Ethel T. Hayswood, Orphanage Aid Drive Roberson County 26.36
6. Mrs. Hattie Sylvers, Refund 1.10
12. Band Concert, Wilson, Rev. D. A. Purefoy 4.50
16. Juvenile Court, Greensboro, by Hazel Nesbit 12.00
17. Belton Creek Baptist Church, Oxford, Route 2 2.01
18. Arthur Stainback, Rent 5.00
26. Deep River Association 5.00
30. Neuse River Missionary Baptist Association 5.40
  Total Receipts for September $ 72.80

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1. Old Eastern Baptist Association $ 7.00
  Mount Olive Baptist Church, Rich Square 10.70
  W. S. Creecy High School, Rich Square 6.52
  First Baptist Church, Rich Square 2.50
  Baptist Church, Kelford, Rev. A. R. Smith 1.30
  Rev. George Ransom, Murfreesboro .25
  Refund, Miss Martha Wynn 4.00
  Band Concert, Ridgeway 1.06
3. Women's Educational Auxiliary of North and South Carolina 5.00
5. Women's Auxiliary of Association, Severn 10.50
6. Band Concert, Louisburg 4.17
8. Martin Street Baptist Church 8.63
  Refund .75
10. Mr. E. M. Lowe, Orphanage Aid Drive, Rockingham Country 11.00
11. Mrs. D. A. W. Pugh, Union Missionary Baptist 2.00
  Rev. H. S. Davis, Refund of Rental Fees 7.20
12. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, by Mr. Nanton 10.00
15. East Cedar Grove Sunday School Convention 10.00
17. Sale of Tobacco 162.00
18. W. N. Harrell, Care of Bowden children 40.00
21. Band Concert, Oliver School, Route 3, Mebane 7.00
22. Bank of Yanceyville, Deposit made by Rev. Love on Orphanage Aid Drive in 1938 6.00
24. Mr. Rob. Hawkins, Pres. Vance County Fair (Band) 30.00
27. Band Concert, Warrenton 8.02
28. State of North Carolina, Road Tax Refund 12.75
29. Ministers and Deacons Union of County Line Missionary Baptist Association 1.00
  Franklin County Sunday School Convention 10.00
  Rev. P. H. Hedgepeth, Castalia .75
  Franklin County B. Y. P. U. Convention 3.06
  Shiloh Ministers and Deacons Union 10.53
  Arthur Stainback, Rent 5.00
  Band Concert, Liberty 9.98
31. Sale of Tobacco 167.80
  Total Contributions for October $ 592.52
2. Band Concert, Hawkins High School, Warrenton $ 6.24
  Band Concert, Warren Co. Training School, Wise 11.20
3. W. R. Saxon, Asheville 1.00
  Beaufort Colored High School 3.11
6. M. R. Herring, Rent for farm in Garland 150.00
  United States Treasury, Cotton Adjustment Check 11.10
  Mr. William McBryar, Orphanage Aid Drive, Lincoln County, Lincolnton 20.67
8. Elijah Clements, Cemetery Plot for Richard Carter 5.00
9. W. T. Yancey for Stock Service 2.00
10. Graham Colored High School, Graham 2.00
  Band Concert, Roxboro High School 17.13
13. Allen Chapel Church 4.10

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14. Refund, G. Gidney $ 9.00
  Band Concert, Mary Potter School, Oxford 7.07
16. Sale of Tobacco 149.80
18. Christian Conference, Henderson 10.00
23. Juvenile Court, Greensboro, for Pearsall boys 12.00
  Ministers and Deacons Union, East Cedar Grove 5.00
24. Band Concert, Liberty 7.52
  Band Concert, Mary Potter School, Football Game 1.00
26. Orphanage Aid Drive, Pitt County, Mr. C. M. Eppes and Miss I. M. Donnell, Co-chairmen 168.08
  New El Bethel Colored School, Lincolnton 1.50
  Refund, M. C. Lennon 5.00
27. Band Concert, Lucille Hunter School, Raleigh 9.65
28. Mr. J. R. Edelin, Wilkes County Orphanage Drive 10.50
  Mr. Hill Hunter, Greensboro 25.00
29. Dr. C. B. Codgrington, Dunn, N. C. 5.00
  John Chavis High School, Cherryville 7.80
  Mr. T. C. Harris, Oxford 2.00
30. Mrs. Nannie J. Frederick, Orphanage Aid Drive, Wayne County 50.00
    $ 724.97
  A Friend, Clothing $ 50.00
  Miss C. L. Norwood, Bloomfield, N. J., Clothing 3.00
  Minneola Manufacturing Co., One bale of Cloth 20.00
  Proximity Mills, Two bolts of Cloth 150.00
    $ 947.97
1. Mr. A. M. Shrago, Goldsboro $ 3.00
3. Christian Church, Palmer Springs 5.51
  Arthur Stainback, Rent 5.00
4. Elijah Clements for Cemetery Plots, N. E. Chandler 10.00
  Mr. Sneed 5.00
  Dr. O. L. Holley, Orphanage Aid Drive Catawba County 10.00
6. Mr. Geo. L. Young, Orphanage Drive, Halifax Co. 4.50
7. Greene County Training School, Snow Hill 4.93
  Rev. T. H. Brooks, Orphanage Drive, Lee Co. 41.23
8. Band Concert, Smithfield, Prof. W. R. Collins 6.17
  A Friend, Rocky Mount 1.00
10. Shiloh Baptist Church, Oxford 3.10
11. Judge J. J. Parker, U. S. Cir. Court of Appeals 5.00
  Mr. Geo. Dawson, Orphanage Aid Drive, Onslow 10.00
  Mrs. E. B. Dimery, Orphanage Aid Drive, Catawba 21.21
13. State Teachers College, Fayetteville 11.59
  Newbold Training School, Fayetteville 4.40
14. Band Concert, Kittrell Graded School 5.85
  Sale of Tobacco 18.90
  Sale of Scrap Tobacco 20.00
16. Washington High School and Rocky Mt. City Sch. 11.00
17. Mrs. Edna Taylor, Orphanage Aid Drive, Moore Co. 32.50
  Concord Baptist Sunday School, Castalia 2.06
  Kittrell Baptist Church 5.47

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18. Mr. F. Tolliver, Orphanage Aid Drive, Iredell Co. $ 80.33
  Estate of Sarah P. Duke 900.00
  Fayetteville Street Baptist Church, Raleigh 2.00
  W. N. Harrell for Bowden Children 40.00
20. Mr. A. B. Bingham, Orphanage Aid Drive, Davidson County 25.00
21. Original Shiloh Association by H. P. Williams 51.76
  Band Concert, Johnston County Drive 16.91
22. Dr. R. A. Bryce, Orphanage Aid Drive, Person Co. 176.86
  Miss Lydia Galbraith, Orphanage Aid Drive, Cleveland County 83.15
  St. James Missionary Sisters, Henderson 1.00
  Friends in Rutherford Co., by Mrs. Janie W. Davis 26.00
27. Mr. C. C. Spaulding, Durham 25.00
  Dr. J. E. Shepard, Durham 6.00
  Judge B. K. Lassiter, Oxford 4.00
  Mr. F. W. Hancock, Oxford 4.00
  Mr. B. W. Parham, Oxford 4.00
  Dr. David D. Jones, Greensboro 10.00
  Dr. E. E. Toney, Oxford 4.00
30. Arthur Stainback, Rent 5.00
  Mr. A. E. Cousins, Oxford 2.00
  Stock Service 2.00
31. Shiloh Ministers and Deacons Union 12.60
  Total Cash $ 1,729.03
31. Donated Commodities  
  Mrs. Marion Thomson, Lexington, Clothing $ 5.00
  Mr. Leonard Saunders, Smithfield, Food 2.00
  Mrs. Hobart Shand, Bristol, Va., one Coat 3.00
  State Hospital, Raleigh, Radiators 200.00
  Oxford Orphanage, Toys 67.00
  Rosemary Manufacturing Co., Cloth 20.00
  Kiwanis Club, Oxford, Toys 5.00
  Dr. and Mrs. W. N. Thomas, Toys 25.00
  North Carolina Budget Bureau, one Boiler 500.00
  Total Receipts for December $ 2,556.03
1. Orphanage Aid Drive, Scotland County, Mrs. Julia Mask, Chairman, Laurinburg $ 43.73
  Band Concert, Emancipation Celebration, Franklin County, Rev. T. M. Alston, Pres., Louisburg 15.00
  Refund, Trip to Laurinburg .60
3. Mr. G. W. Kane, Roxboro, by Dr. Bryce 5.00
  Collins & Aikman Corp., Roxboro, by Dr. Bryce 10.00
4. Mr. J. E. Cooper, Chairman, Orphanage Aid Committee Beaufort County, Washington N. C. 25.00
  Rev. R. D. Horton, Chairman, Orphanage Aid Committee, Watuaga County, Boone, N. C. 16.37
6. Income from Wilder Fund 34.79
7. Liberty Baptist Church, Franklin County, Rev. Cheek, Pastor 3.01

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  Mrs. W. R. Merritt, Chairman, Orphanage Aid Committee, Sampson County, Clinton $ 24.63
9. Orphanage Aid Committee, Pasquotank Co., Prof. James A. Clark, Chmn., Elizabeth City 42.00
12. Mrs. Julia Mask, Chairman, Orphanage Aid Committee, Scotland County, Laurinburg. From Rotary Club, J. W. Hollis, Treasurer 5.00
25. Raleigh Ministerial Alliance, by Rev. J. W. Jones, Treasurer. By Mrs. Lydia DuBissette, Chairman, Orphanage Aid Committee, Wake County 5.00
29. Mrs. Annie Rivers, Aberdeen, Moore Co. Drive 1.00
29. Gasoline Tax Refund 14.00
30. Mr. D. F. Kinne, President, Seaboard Grocery Co., Louisburg. Donations from friends 6.41
  Total Cash Receipts $ 251.54
  Donated Commodities:  
  Sizemore Brothers, one Crate Oranges 2.25
  Horner Brothers, one Barrel Flour 5.00
    $ 258.79
6. E. D. Sinclair, Troy, N. C., Orphanage Aid Drive Montgomery County $ 4.40
8. P. R. Brown, Principal, West Southern Pines School, Southern Pines, N. C., Moore County Drive 14.00
10. Arthur Stainback, Rent 5.00
14. Stewart High School, Bessemer City, Prof. C. B. Stewart, Principal 4.42
16. Paschall's Bakery, by M. J. Paschall, Durham 10.00
  Dr. J. H. Bullock, 766 Rock Creek Church Road, N. W., Washington, D. C. 10.00
  Band Concert, Barton School, Durham 6.00
17. Greensboro Welfare Department, for Pearsall Boys, by Miss Hazel Nesbit 12.00
  George Marsh Company 2.50
19. Henderson Vulcanizing Company 10.00
20. Whitmoyer Laboratories, Inc., Myerstown, Pa. 5.00
  Noland Company, Durham, North Carolina 15.00
22. Knaps of Reed Masonic Lodge, No. 158, Bahama 2.50
23. Carolina Building Supply, Carbisco Feed Mills, Rocky Mount 25.00
  Miss Londeree, Oxford Orphanage, Oxford 1.00
  Mrs. E. E. Tomlin, Oxford Orphanage, Oxford 1.00
24. J. C. Penny Company, Oxford 3.00
25. Dr. J. A. Cotton, Henderson Institute, Henderson 1.00
28. Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Charlotte 10.00
  Total Cash Receipts $ 141.82
  Donated Commodities:  
  J. C. Penny Co., Ink, one Cap, one Book Satchel 2.26
  Hospital Girls, Oxford Orphanage, ½ bu. Beans 1.75

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  Mrs. Marion Thompson, Lexington, Clothing $ 5.00
  Emergency Relief Adm., Raleigh, Food 102.52
  Granville Welfare Association, Flour 40.60
  Mr. J. H. Gilmore, 16 quarts canned Food 2.40
    $ 154.53
  Total Cash and Commodities $ 306.35
1. J. W. Medford, Oxford $ 5.00
4. Arthur Stainback, Rent 5.00
6. Miss Dora Sandling, Franklinton 10.00
  Miss Laura Sandling, Franklinton 10.00
  Phi Lamba Chap., Alpha Phi Alpha, Raleigh, N. C. 10.00
  Treasurer of U. S., Conservation Check 62.96
  Mr. Joe Cheatham, Franklinton .50
11. Martin County Negro Teachers Association 23.25
14. American Can Company, Voluntary Refund 5.02
  Prof. H. C. Gore, Orphanage Aid Drive, Stanley Co. 20.00
17. South Granville Union Women's Missionary Assn. 5.72
19. W. N. Harrell for Bowden children 40.00
  Rev. J. H. Smith, Orphanage Aid Drive, Jackson County 15.10
  Mount Olive Baptist Church, Mars Hill 3.10
  Ministers and Deacons Union, Reedy Creek Assn. 7.15
  Shiloh Association 4.50
  Concert, Siler City 13.00
  Ministers and Deacons Union, Middle Baptist Assn. 6.00
  Arthur Stainback, Rent 5.00
  North Carolina County Line Sunday School Union 2.50
  Total Receipts for March $ 258.87
1. Ministers and Deacons Union, Rev. George Hester $ 9.85
  Moore County Orphanage Aid Drive by Mrs. Annie F. Cheatham, Pinehurst 8.00
2. Mrs. Mamie L. Turner, Chmn., Duplin County Orphanage Aid Drive, Warsaw, N. C. 34.00
3. Antioch School, Mrs. Malinda Brooks, Prin. 3.00
4. Belltown School, Mrs. Beecher Williamson, Prin. 2.00
7. Mannassas Chapel Church, Rev. J. W. Burchette, Pastor 5.00
8. Band Concert, Mrs. D. R. Whittington, Washington 10.00
  Band Concert, Prof. G. T. Swinson, Belhaven 9.33
9. Band Concert, Pantego, Prof. J. A. Bias 5.80
  Band Concert, Williamston, Prof. E. J. Hayes 8.44
  Mr. E. J. Hayes, Part refund on rubber check given to the Orphanage last year for $6.60 3.00
11. M. C. Lennon, Refund 7.00
14. District No. 2, East Cedar Grove Sunday School Convention, Mr. H. M. Bullock, Pres. 10.00
  East Cedar Grove Union, Mr. H. M. Bullock, Secy. 3.00
  Michael Creek Baptist Church, Rev. Pompeii Jones 3.40

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16. Band Concert, Tabbs Creek School, Oxford $2.50
  Olive Branch Lodge, 93, A. T. Stewart, Lumberton 3.60
21. Chatham County Orphanage Aid Drive, Miss DeLois Edwards, Chmn., Siler City 30.05
  Castalia Baptist Church, Mr. Robert Mitchell 3.26
  St. John Church, Red Oak, Rev. H. J. Tonson, Pastor 6.30
  St. John A. M. E. Zion Church, Wilson, Rev. Richard A. G. Foster, Pastor, 119 Pender St. 7.00
  East Cedar Grove Union, Missionary, Mrs. Lela H. Williams, Secretary 1.00
  Belton Creek Baptist School, Mrs. B. B. Redding 3.50
28. East Cedar Grove Gen. Convention, M. C. Rogers 3.41
  Donated Commodities:  
  Mr. C. G. Credle, 7 bags flour, 40 bags oatmeal$35.89
  Mr. E. M. Moss, several pieces hams and side meat 3.26
  Oxford Orphanage, Clothing 75.00
  Lyon Drug Company, one Case Tomatoes 1.70
  Total $115.00
  Total Cash and Commodities$299.44
1. Band Concert, Liberty, Mrs. L. L. Foster$4.00
5. Flat Creek Baptist Church, Rev. Underwood Pastor, Louisburg 3.01
6. Arthur Stainback, Rent 5.00
  Jonathan Creek School, Mrs. Maude W. Lassiter, Virgilina, Virginia 4.33
11. A. E. Cousins, Oxford 2.00
12. Greenfield Church, Rev. J. W. Wilson, Pastor 2.08
  Mrs. Lonnie Fleming .25
13. Mary Potter School for Stock Service 2.00
14. Mrs. G. C. Shaw, Oxford 10.00
17. Band Concert, Hillside High School, Durham 2.50
18. Oxford Music Lovers' Club, Oxford 12.00
19. Olive Branch Baptist Church 6.07
20. American Legion, Oxford 5.00
23. Band Concert, Clarksville, Va., High School 4.15
25. North Carolina Negro Teachers Association 50.00
26. Franklin County Sunday School Convention 6.50
  Total Receipts for May $191.00
1. Band Concert, Ringgold, Va $3.00
2. American Legion, Oxford 2.00
3. Mrs. P. S. O'Kelly, Orphanage Aid Drive, Anson Co. 6.50
7. Concert, Elizabethtown 3.70
8. Arthur Stainback, Rent 5.00
9. Band Concert, First Baptist Church, Henderson 6.80
12. Concert, Martin Street Baptist Church, Raleigh 5.50
  Concert, Evergreen Church, Delco 4.20
  Concert, St. Paul A. M. E. Z. Church, Freeman 3.50

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  Concert, Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church 3.64
  M. C. Lennon, Refund $4.45
  South Granville Missionary Union 1.00
17. M. C. Lennon, Proceeds from Concerts 25.00
20. Oakland Lodge, No. 501, Ramseur 2.75
  M. C. Lennon, Proceeds from Concerts 10.00
21. Mt. Pisgah Lodge, No. 65, Zebulon 1.00
  W. N. Harrell for Bowden Children 40.00
  East Cedar Grove Assn., General S. S. Convention 10.00
24. M. C. Lennon, Proceeds from Concerts 20.00
  Household of Ruth No. 1753, Scotland Neck 1.50
26. Masonic Home Lodge, No. 628, Pantego 3.00
  M. C. Lennon, Refund 10.00
  Oxford Baptist Church 3.43
27. Band Concert, Franklinton, Rev. Melville Persons 4.60
29. M. C. Lennon, Refund 5.00
  East Union, Shiloh Association 5.00
  Friends, Clothing 5.00
  Mr. B. W. Parham, one Piano 21.00
  Total Receipts for June $165.57