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Count five words to line, j The Associated Press Is entitled to the exclusive use of all news \ stories appearing in The Sunday Star-News| SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1910 Star-News Program Consolidated City-County Government under Council-Manager Administration. Public Port Terminals. Perfected, Truck and Berry Preserving and Marketing Facilities. Arena for Sports and Industrial j Shows. Seaside Highway from Wrightsville Beach to Bald Head Island. Extension of City Limits. Sj-Foot Cape Fear River channel, wid er Turning Basin, with ship lanes into industrial sites along Eastern bank south of Wilmington. Paved River Road to Southport, via Orton Plantation. Development of Pulp Wood Produc tion through sustained-yield methods throughout Southeastern North Carolina. Unified Industrial and Resort Pro motional Agency, supported by one, county-wide tax. Shipyards and Drydock. Negro Health Center for Southeastern North Carolina, developed around the Community Hospital. Adequate hospital facilities for whites. Junior High School. Tpbacco Warehouse for Export Buyers. Development of native grape growing throughout Southeastern North Carolina. Modern Tuberculosis Sanatorium. TOP 0 THE HORXIXG Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.” Xoio let us turn our thoughts to that heaven of which j we know comparatively little except that our'■ Good Shepherd is gone thither. . . . Let im \ set our thoughts on the friends before us who. thank God. are those whom ‘'we have loved long since end lost a while.'’ Blessed are Homesick for they shall reach Home. —F. B. Meyeb MORE FISH FOR LAKE News that Greenfield lake will be restocked ■with fish from the Federal Bureau of Fish eries is good news from several angles. One of the angles is that with, plenty of j minnows of the right sort in its waters mos- , quito breeding in the lake will be reduced to a minimum. Another is that by keeping a record of increase among (he several kinds of other fish to be “planted” both the fisli- j eries bureau and the knights of rod and reel will know how to stock other still waters in the area with greatest assurance of good catches within the specified periods for fish ing. It will be necessary, of course, to strictly observe the rules regulating fishing in Green field lake if the best results are to he ob tained. Fish taken out of season or the keep ing of fish below the required size will be against the best interests of the fishermen. Thus, it becomes the duty of ail anglers to observe the rules as sedulously as they ex pect guests to observe the established rules of courtesy while visiting their homes. KUlxlSTKAlIUN UNDER WAY Register now. The hooks are open and ready for voter-enrollment. • It is an old thought and oft expressed, but loses nothing by repetition: If you don’t reg ister you can’t have a voice in an election. And if you can’t vote, you are not qualified to quarrel with an election's returns. Registrars will be on the job up to May 18, and will be at specified places on the next two Saturdays. In addition, they will enrol! voters at their homes at all times and will call at the homes of eligibles for the same purpose if asked to do so. With a primary election so near, it is in cumbent upon all eligible citizens to get their names on the great register that the nominee chosen then or the two authorized to enter a runoff, are the choice of a real majority, not merely of more than half of a minority tak ing part in the ballot. — __ BUSES REPLACE CARS WILMINGTON takes another step toward modernization with the substitution o£ buses on the Wrightsville trolley line the only remaining car service in the city by the Tide Water Power company, and an nouncement of changes in the route are ex pected to better serve the needs of residents along the way, especially at tVintei Paik. The additional announcement that express service will be instituted between W ilmington and Wrightsville Beach when the resort sea son is in full swing and patronage demands it shows that the operating company has a clear vision of ilmingtou’s traffic situation and of its own opportunity for advantage by relieving motor car congestion. With buses available at frequent intervals during the periods of heaviest travel it is to be expected that mere ahd more motorists will avail themselves of the new service and thus reduce crowding on the highway, at the same time lessening hazards of accident. Among the greater advantages to the city, however, from the change to buses is the fact that trolley wires and tracks will be removed and streets on which cars formerly traveled will have smooth surfaces from curb to curb the threat to safety imposed by trolley wires will be removed. With large crews of workers already on the job improving streets through out the city under a new WPA program, it is probable that track removal, especially on Princess street, will he under way shortly. MUSSOLINI RESTIVE . The French general may have been face tious or he may have been serious when he said it would make little or no difference which side she joined should Italy enter the war. If she was Germany's ally, the Allies would have to send ten divisions lo squelch rer. and if she swung in with the Allies ten Allied divisions would still have to he sent to protect her. Whether the general was spoofing or not. we are likely to have a chance to see what ef :ect Italy can have ou the fortunes of war shortly. It becomes more and more apparent hat Mussolisi cannot rest content in his iwivel chair much longer, composing trite nottos, when he might hope to be winning he glory of a (j’aesar in combat. And his choice of ringmate in the battle ■oyal doubtless will be Hitler. If he seems a ittle more hasty in his decision than he was txpected to be, it is probably because be counts the war advantage definitely with the xTazis and wishes to be in when spoils are to ie divided. It is also altogether likely that he is be ginning to count his chickens before they are latched, a costly proceeding as any farm wife ’ould tell him. The war is far from over. We nay yet see Italy turning its coast, as it did n the last World war, before peace comes. HYMNS—AND HYMNS Dr. Hubert Poteat of Wake Forest, an or ganist of note, speaking recently at Danville, i'a., attacked the use of catch phrases in new lvmns, mentioning particularly “Brighten .lie Corner,” “Love Lifted Me,” and “There's ?owrer in the Blood.” These are mild examples, of fhe tendency :o cash in by church hymnal publishers on lew tunes which cannot be termed religious >v any stretch of the imagination, and new ■'ersification which, as Dr. Poteat puts it, ire not far removed from some of the comic tongs and jingles of the day.” There is nothing in the examples he cites 0 create a religious spirit in hearer or sing :r, hut they are innocuous in comparison vith one which was exploited many years igo, proclaiming “There may be flies on you ind me, but there are no flies on Jesus.” However, the point Dr. Poteat makes, that lymns in the modern idium do not promote 1 spirit of worship, is well taken. Without my disposition to hold that only old things ire worthy of acceptance, it is still appro bate to note that old hymns are best for diurch use. They have the solemnity of a vTozart Mass and are beautiful as a cathedral vindow with a westering sun behind it. ' Jive songs should he left to the jitterbugs, j lot reclothed for introduction into the church. I LIBRARY SHELVES Despite their known faults., it appears that .he wooden book stacks at the public library will be set up in the library’s new quarters it the reconditioned city hall. There was some hope that action would be ,aken to replace them with modern and safe iteel stacks, but word now is that any change will probably have to await the making of new budgets. The pity of this is that the present stacks will he about as satisfactory in the new li brary as a tumbledown chair would be in the living room of a, new home otherwise com pletely refurnished. The danger of it is that the stacks are flimsy and liable to topple at any moment. If i patron should happen to be there when Lhey fell he or she, or most likely the child, would be crushed. Personal injury claims, doctor and hospital bills, would have to he settled, to say nothing of the victim’s suf fering. The wrongness of it is that the city and 30unty commissions have failed to find a way to finance new stacks in time for the transfer which would combine efficiency, attractive ness and security. EIRE PROTECTION The shock of the fire in a Natchez negro dance hall serves to direct attention to fire hazards everywhere and what is being done to remove them. In Wilmington, it develops, is a similar 0 hall used by negroes for social gatherings, in which the windows are boarded up, to stop “crashers.” It was the fact that window's in the Natchez hall had been sealed that ac counted for the gr^git slaughter. Warned by the experience there, the negro population here has wisely decided to change its assem bly place. But the possibility that other buildings affording but one exit, and that be low standard, exist here is not to be over looked. The time is appropriate to suggest that the fire department start a systematic investiga tion of all buildings in Wilnjington to see that standard fire escapes and other exits are provided, and that they be installed prompt ly if lacking. Heaven forbid that such a catastrophe should visit Wilmington as that at Natchez But heaven can do little to stop it once it starts. Bruce Catton s '!n Washington' (Star-News Washington Correspondent) WASHINGTON, April 27.—Real sto.y back of the extension ot the stamp plan to cotton goods is that the Agriculture Department is plenty worried about what the war may do to our export trade. Plan starts in Memphis May 3, and will be started in two or three other' cities within the following fortnight, mere are no plans for expansion be yond that. It’s strictly an ex-' periment, and the war is the chief reason for it. Secretary Wallace figures it l’ke this; War has already hit our agricultural exports; it’ll prob ably hit them worse as time goes on. and may stop some of them—like cotton—entire ly. If that happens, we have 10 "live at home" and con sume things that we used to sell abroad. Hence, it’s smart to find out whether the stamp plan would be a workable means of solving that problem. The department already knows what the plan’s possibilities are in the case of foods; now it wants to know about cotton. Grower Will Get Small Share Cotton is a different sort of problem. Most of the money spent on the food stamp scheme found its way to the farmer. With cotton, not more than about 20 cents out of every dollar will go to the grower; the rest will go to labor, to distribution and to the retailer, it's the first time the stamp plan has offered a cut to non agricultural labor, which will get the biggest slice of all. Plan will be the same as for food stamps, in that the same people—reliefers—will partici pate, and will get free stamps, good in any store, along with the stamps they pay cash for. Stamps will be good for purchases of cot ton goods. The plan will be different in that stamps will be distributed quarterly instead of twice a month; also the outlets will be mostly department stores instead of grocery stores. Nobody knows yet. of course, whether it .wiB be as popular. Nobody knows what sort of cot ton goods the stamp recipients will want—mat tresses, shirts, underwear, sheets, or what-not. Nobody is even sure that the plan is admin istratively feasible. That's why it'll start slowly. >iamp Plan txpands Meanwhile, the food stamp plan gives every sign of being destined to go on getting bigger instead of smaller, it's expanding fast now; is operating in 50 cities, will start presently in 20 more, will probably be in 100 by July l and 125 shortly thereafter. Which means costs are going up. By March 1 of this year. $5,500,000 had been spent on it; to maintain it through the next fiscal yean which begins in July, at the rate it will be go ing when July comes, will take anywhere from $75,000,000 to $100,000,000. Even that doesn’t tap the plan’s possibilities. Operating in 125 cities, the plan will reach only 3,000,000 people—and there are 20,000,000 eligible in the U. S. To let them all in on it would take around $360,000,000 a year. Don't be too sure congress won't eventually vote that. The plan builds up oodles of back home pressure. This spring, when the senate was asked to tack $S3,000,000 in stamp funds onto the farm bill, the vote in favor was 70 to 0. The thing may easily keep on growing until it approaches the maximum. Editorial Comments From Other Angles SYMBOL AM) WARNING Raleigli News and Observer Fritz Thyssen. the German industrialist who aided Hitler in his advance to power and is now a refugee from Hitler’s government, reveals in letters to Hitler published in ‘'Lite” that last December be urged the German dictator to "turn back as long as it is still possible.” He added, ‘‘Your policy will terminate in finis Ger mania.” Herr Thyssen may then have been ex ercising wisdom, but it was a wisdom which came late. Thyssen as industrialist was willing to use the forces Hitler headed when he thought they might serve Thyssen. Then he was willing to risk l he effect of fascism on labor and his competi tors because be thought fascism might serve his ends. He only developed wisdom when the full-grown Nazi power passed beyond the point of serving Thyssen and included Thyssen in its oppression. Then Thyssen urged, ‘‘Give back to the Iteich a, free parliament, give back to the German nation freedom of conscience, freedom of thought and freedom of speech.” That came a good deal too late. The place to defend freedom is at the first assault upon it. People who expect to profit by the destruction of the freedom of others invite the destruction of their own rights whether they be industrialists who would exercise im proper power, over labor, or labor leaders who would exercise) improper power over industry or any persons who would invade the rights of others in order to increase the powers they possess. This Thyssen should be before all such men always as warning and example. In America the rights of labor are important because wheie there are any rights secure for anybody, the rights of all must be secure. The same is true of the rights of industrialists and of all the diverse groups which are often en gaged in controversy over conflicting economic and other interests under democracy Their leaders may sometimes think of security in terms of absolute victory and power over- other groups. But when the liberty of any men is de stroyed, the liberty 0f all is endangmed-even the liberty of those who grab quick power in the process. Fritz Thyssen a pathetic and impotent figure ' in exile, is symbol for the folly 0f men in the , The Editor’s LETTER BOX The editor does not necessari ly endorse any article appear in this department. They repre sent the views of the individual readers. Correspondents are warned that all communications must contain the correct name ,md -’dress for our records, though the latter may be signed as the writer sees fit. The Star News reserves the right to alter any test th-t for any reason is objectionable. Letters on eon roversial subjects will not be published. n4 r»r»/vr» rtnn tif r'a’c Mr. It. B. Page. Ptublisher, The Star-News , Dear Sir: I am certain you received a wire from Senator Bailey yesterday simi lar to that received' by others ad vising of the passage of the'Rivers and I-Iarbhrs bill by the'senate yes terday. ' ' 1 ■ : • The prominence you have given this - announcement in: 'your paper this morning • looks good to me. Be ing deeply interested in Wilming ton and the development of Wil mington as a port, this announce ment is of very keen in »rest to us. I think the Wilmington people shopld be extremely happy veer it and it should be of state-wide interest be cause when tlie producers and manu facturers realize the advantage ol this port and the use of this port and its facilities for handling im port and export business, the sav ings to all in transportation costs will be so much they, will wonder in the days to come why they waited so long to use this port as a place through which the business can flow. This applies all over North Caro lina. I enclose copy of letter I have written senator Bailey. I am certain the Port Commission and ail of our citizens appreciate tlie help you and your paper are giving in tlie effort to develop this port for the handling of all types of commodities that are available for shipment through the port. Willi best wishes, I am Yours very truly, HORACE PEARSALL lion. J. w. Bailey, U. X. Senate, Washington, D- C. Dear Mr. Baileyi Please accept iny thanks for your wire of' yesterday afternoon advis ing the senate had passed the Riv ers and Harbors bill. Our people should be very happy over this, not only here in .Wilming ton. New Hanover county, and the adjoining counties, but ali over the state. The Cape Fear river from South port to Wilmington and Fayetteville I will eventually be the means of , larger service to our producers and manufacturers than anything else we can think of. We should show our appreciation to you and others who have been influential in secur ing the necessary aid for the de velopment of tlie river, making it j possible for water borne freight, im- ' f ort and export, to be available for all types of commodities produced j and manufactured to lie transported bv water over this river at an abun-; dance of saving in transportation | cost, not only at the present time but in tlie years to come. The more ive use it. tlie more the savings will be in time ami money. Please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation. Yours vert truly. Wilmington Gi! & Fertilizer Co.. Horace Pearsall. • President. Book Highlights It's a myth that the American colo- ! nies were founded largely for re-1 ligious liberty, but out of tlyeir struggles, squabbles, the intoler ance of the Puritans, the friend ship of the Quackers, the ideals of the Baptists, etc., came not only ; religious liberty but American democracy as well. We owe a great deal of religion. So says Er nest Sutherland Bates in his im portant- book, really a panorama of U. S. history. "American Faith" (W. W. Norton: $3.75). You will find it immensely revealing and . absorbing. Told briefly here is the story of Roger Williams, purged from Massachusetts because he demanded the right to think as he pleased; Forewarded by friends in Boston, Williams, too poor to own a horse, fled on foot into the wilderness, ac companied only by his relative. Tho mas Angel!. It being a depth of win ter. their chances of survival seem ed slight, but happily they came upon a settlement of Narraganset Indians who hospitably took care of them until spring . . , Probably by means of mortgaging his house and lot in Salem., Williams was al>le to purchase from the In dians a considerable tract of land ' which he divided equally among the settlers at little more than nominal rates. A covenant, drawn up by him and signed by all, vested the gov ernment—to deal with “civil things only”—in the heads of households with decisions reached by a majority vote. Providence Plantations was from the outset a miniature demo cracy. It w a s designed in Williams’ ] words, “For those who were desti- - tute especially for conscience’s ! present world who would increase 1 his rights and powers by helping • lestroy the rights and powers of 1 ither men. Perhaps he got what he ; leserved. Certainly he serves as an t example for all other men who are I ■eady to be careless of the liberty 1 >f others if they can — or think t hey can—get what they want in \ iisregard of liberty. As such he de- t ierves contemplation in America i oday. ^ FISHERMA N’S LUCK? IN HOLLYWOOD BY PAUL HARRISON NEA Service Staff Correspondent HOLEY'WOOD, April 2".—If there were an Academy award for goofy entertainment, golden statuette With handlebar mustaches and a leer would be designed for Producer Ha rold B. Franklin and "The Villain Still Pursued Her." This burlesqued likker - flicker is drawn from tire same keg as "The Drunkard, or the Fallen Saved," a melodrama im ported from Eng land by P. T. Bar man and dispens ed in New York in ISIS. It was strong stuff at that time and ran for a vear as preachment on Paul Harrison the evils of drink. Today, as histrio nic hokum aided by free beer and pretzels for the customers, it is com pleting its seventh year on a Los An geles stage. So RKO. Franklin. Director Ed die Cline and a company of happy zanies are making it into a movie— a movie that is horn to be booed. In fact, that's the big idea of it; if "The Villain Still Pursued Her” wins au dience participation, it will be a novelty hit. The producer’s son, Elbert Frank lin, first got the notion and wrote the screenplay. In the course of his own movie-going, which included a lot of double bills bogged down by Class Z features, he realized that patrons really enjoy hissing villains and applauding ham heroics. Why not, he asked himself, design a pic ture especially for such demonstra tions? His father thought it a swell idea. Good Cast, \ Plenty Of Money They haven’t spared expenses. Al though "The Villain’’ will run a lit tle shorter than the usual feature and is frankly designed to brighten the lower half of double bills, it has a fine cast, elaborate old-time sets, and at this writing has been in pro duction 24 days. Alan Mowbray is .he principal heavy who tempts the hero, Richard Cromwell, into evil ways and makes lecherous passes at •the terrified young wife, Anita Louise. The gardenia-like Mi s s Louise, incidentally, has been piay 1 ing her role straight and probably j will be greatly surprised to find how i funny she really is. Hugh Herbert goes through the story as an agent for the Frederick Healy Institute, signing up lots of patients when they learn that the ‘‘cure’’ he offers is agreeably alcoho- j lie. Buster Keaton is Cromwell’s vir-i tUous friend: Margaret Hamilton,! the mother, and Joyce Compton, a| pixilated sister. Several well-known j names have been called in for bit I parts. William Farnum, for c: .mi:?, appears as a derelict and re-enact; “The Face on the Barroom Floor.'' To some of us. this won't seem very comical. Numerous asides are addressed from the screen to the audience, and at the beginning there is an intro ductory speech by Billy Gilbert. He invites the customers to hiss t it e heavies and cheer the righteous. He adds that, following the perform ance, patrons may sign temperanci pledge cards at the box office. To get the fans into a co-operative . spirit, boos and applause have been recorded on the sound track. Comedy Director In His Glory Eddie Cline, veteran o-medy di rector, is completely happy in tie; job as he works out bits of broad business with other slap-stick ex perts. I watched a bellicose little fun nyman swing on a huge bouncer a:: get tossed out of the sal-- -11. From the way they worked on it you'd have thought they were filming tic climactic scene of a $3,000,000 Cline is exacting about sc: things, easygoing about others. one sequence Keaton heads a ’ : squad seeking Mowbray, glimpa the heavy and shouts. “After hit:, men!" As a joke on Cline, dura the first take. Keaton and the eb fc dashed off in the opposite direct:.:. “That's a great piece of business, whooped the director. ''It stays b the picture." _j Minstrel Is Planned By St. Thomas High The Holy Name Society of St. Thomas, church will sponsor a min strel Monday night in the St. Thom as high school auditorium, it was announced last night. -V feature of the show will be the dancing of a new tap team Known as "The Sons of Rhythm.’’ Thelma Bell, torch singer, will also participate in the program. The circle will contain such well known minstrel figures as Fred Simmons, lyric tenor; Roy Pierce, aaritone and George Allen, bass. End men will be George Taylor. Louis Taylor, William Campbell, Ered McRee, Jr., Major Williams and Ernest King. Resolution Ut Regret At Death Of Hufham The New Hanover republican exe cutive committee has adopted a ■esolution expressing its “sense of he loss to the party and the com nunity” suffered in the recent leath of Porter Hufham, U. S. com nissioner and deputy clerk of fed eral court here. The committee is composed of H. Sdmund Rodgers, chairman, J. A. Bodine, secretary, B. C. Fussell, J. I. Niggel, Don Sullivan, W. A. •Vylie, Sara Bradshaw and Joe Biden. ake”, and it had a few other attrac ions. The original settlers and those rho came later were uniformly poor -as those who follow conscience are ikely to be—and the colony pro fessed slowly with no mills, no cat le, and no plows for agriculture, iut it was the one spot in America there a man could think his own houghts, worship God in liis own ■ ay, and enjoy an equal share in he government. Its single street of ig- houses, straggling along the ay, led to the future. Medical Care By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Last summer I wrote an ar ticle about a common summer acci dent, that of a child swallowing a pebble at the seashore or lakeshore, and I stated that in my experience a smooth pebble always passes out of the digestive canal in about four days. I have just been reading the re port of two Boston doctors who have had a long and remarkable experi ence with patients who have swal lowed foreign bodies. They have average period for the intestine is kept very careful records, and they confirm my statement ‘that the average period for a smooth object to pass out of the intestine is four days. Their experience covers such an astonishing series of cases that it is worth quoting. List of Objects I give below a partial list of the objects which were swallowed, the age of the patients, and the time required for the foreign bodies to rvnl- r-. f* tlm /lifrncturo tvont • Average Age A\<t;iui "’I Objects Swallowed No. of Cases of Patient o I Straight pin _ 15 14 •> ’ ' B Open safety pin - 11 4 1-2 i i . Coins—1, 5, 25c _ 11 5 1-2 ! Nail _ 7 6 s'::' Closed safety pin - 6 4 Marble _ 3 6 Sharp glass fragments - 3 16 Needle _ 3 21 Campaign button - S 5 f IV. Vi ProoirlDvitiah . Miscellaneous objects were shoe buckles, toy whistles, keys, picture hangers, jackstones. etc. Danger of Perforation If a foreign object is not passed ln seven days, it is time to begin to worry, of course, there is danger M a sharp object, such as a pin, open safety pin, a needle or a phno graph needle perforating the esop hagus, the stomach or any part of -he bowel. This, however, occurs ''ith remarkable infrequency. In S00 cases reported, perforation fol lowed in about one per cer‘: eases. Large objects may become pacted and cause intestinal cm; tion. Treatment is largely by cm' tion. Mushy foods and soft table roughage in the form : • vegetables may be given bin tics should never be used. 'I liable to cause intestinal movefflU which result in perforation Questions and Answers: J. M. P.: "My feet perspire "i I am indoors in the winter ami . when I go out they just ' turn to ice. Can you tel! to use to prevent this per-. ■ tion?” Answer — These cir a turbances of the extred . some people more than definite cause can be ass are probably due to ohm cretion of the endocrine g. a - Jj ticulariy the thyroid feet can be helped by iITr cold water to which aim ‘ spoonful of formalin has ; to a quart of waif ' : t'.' ;• 1 tag of the feet, with j tags and loose-fit tin-' " ’ [ | der to equalize ci; i f times, is advised. ’’ HOME TOWN UOK'h" ,, ||| DON'T MAKt | BALTIMORE. — s ;M the rich Preakness t | track here is printaril. ■ • ^ j ( rate, only ilirce horn'-"" | iP ever have won it.