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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Cotton Manufacturers Association of North

Carolina.

PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

Tenth Annual Convention

OF

The Cotton Manufacturers

Association

OF NORTH CAROLINA

HELD AT

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH

July 21st, 22nd, 1916

ISSUED FROM

THE SECRETARY'S OFFICE

216-218 Latta Arcade

CHARLOTTE, N. C.

:
WASHBURN PRESS, CHARLOTTE

1916

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ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

President
ALF A. THOMPSON

Raleigh, N. C.
First Vice-President
W. C. RUFFIN

Mayodan, N. c.
Second Vice-President
JOHN L. PATTERSON

Roanoke Rapids, N. C.
Secretary and Treasurer
HUDSON C. MILLAR

Charlotte, N. C.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
W. C. RUFFIN, Chairman

Mayodan, N. C.
ARTHUR J. DRAPER

Charlotte, N. C. J. LOCKE ERWIN

Concord, N. C. CLAUDE GORE

Rockingham, N. C. R. H. RICKS

Rocky Mount, N. C. EUGENE HOLT

Burlington, N. C. C. E. HUTCHISON

Mount Holly. N. C. JOHN L. PATTERSON

Roanoke Rapids, N. C. W. T. RANKIN

Gastonia, N. C. ROBERT R. RAY

McAdenville, N. C.

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CHAIRMEN OF COMMITTEES

Legislative
S. F. PATTERSON

Roanoke Rapids, N. C.

Coal Buying
E. C. DWELLE

Charlotte, N. C.
Cotton Buying
W. A. ERWIN

Durham, N. C.

Membership
JOHN C. RANKIN

Lowell, N. C.

Traffic
CLAUDE GORE

Rockingham, N. C.

Taxation
L. L. JENKINS

Asheville, N. C.

Bag and Ties
ROBERT R. RAY

McAdenville, N. C.

Audit
S. H. MARSHALL

Spray, N. C.
Immigration
LAWRENCE MACRAE

Winston-Salem, N. C.

Finance
ARTHUR J. DRAPER

Charlotte, N. C.

Waste
EUGENE HOLT

Burlington, N. C.
Commerce and Labor
S. B. TANNER

Caroleen, N. C. FOREWORD

Under appalling and disastrous flood conditions, doing great damage both directly and indirectly to the manufacturing plants of our industry, the Tenth Annual Convention of the Cotton Manufacturers Association convened at Wrightsville Beach, July 21st, 1916.

At 2 o'clock the members assembled in the meeting hall, and the President, Col. Alf. A. Thompson, called the meeting to order. He spoke briefly, stating his gratification at finding so many men present under such conditions, and thanked these members for their attendance. He then asked Dr. A. D. McClure to open the meeting with

prayer.

OPENING PRAYER

By A. D. MCCLURE, D.D.

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Almighty God, our Father in eaven, we would wait Thee for Thy blessing on this Convention. We would thank Thee that Thou hast put it upon the lips of the President to refer us back to our childhood when we knelt at our mother's knee and were taught by her to say: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray Thee Lord my soul to keep.” We pray that we may never lose the memory of the caress of our mother's hand and the touch of our father on our heads. As we have grown to manhood and are engaged in the work of men we pray Thee to continue to us their children the blessing of our parents and grant that we may always walk in the way they led and taught us.. We thank Thee for Thy blessing on us and all who are working with us for the use and manufacture of the cotton—the staple of our Southland. Thou hast made it grow in our soil by our heat and by our rain and when we are disposed to murmur at the Summer's heat we are reminded that Thou hast made the staple to grow in the heat and by the rain. Enable us to use our talents, our training and our experience for the best products of this staple and for its widest use in the world among the people of every nation. Grant us wisdom and guidance on our deliberations. Give us wise and good decisions on all our problems. Bless the officers and members of our Association. Bless those who are not able to be with us. Turn our losses into spiritual gain. Give us in all our business the fear of God. Make our stay here pleasant and restful and helpful to us all. We ask all for Jesus' sake. Amen.

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