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| NO. 1.32a ^====== IX AND A FOLLOWING
. . " Lli"bfth Cit>- N- c- ELIZABETH CITY. N. CM FRIDAY appii 01 ? ?
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__ City, X. C...JUBe 9. 1008, SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS
"**? m
[fard to Find a Perqu'mans I
County Jury That Would jl
impose a Sentence of Death'
1/, epidemic of frightful homicides in Per qui- j*
niis ( '>>"''//1ari }Jear> crying for vengeance, has not lf
7 the native Perquimans' abhorrence of capital (
C"ul,;dnnci>t. When George K. Lane and his Holy j1
I,, ,rGc Bet-tie Hines Lane mere arraigned['
C-'lhc murder of George Lane's 17-year-old son 1
/,?? r Wilson Lane, in the Superior Court in Hert-\\
. }Imnlau H lV(l* difficulty that twelve men 1
(oijid he fund as jurors who were unopposed to capi- *
\ejIrishmen 1. So strong is the ancient Quaker in- ?
in Perquimans. :
Selection of the jury that is to/
... ;n piemen' ujwn the Lanes was h
??j'n pee-d.morning and was not/'
K?pletrd until late Wednesday '
afternoon. On Tuesday morning, i I
74 veniremen wore examined, and |
only Sve JurorN wcre selected- Forty ?'
?ile-rren were summoned and ftvnj j
rjurors .elected during ihej
afternoon N a juror was selected
;-xti amor.o 20 talesmen who were
ju?.ncd on Wednesday morning..
I jnd tt '*?<? tut until shortly before j
I aajournment on Wednesday after-1 (
I ;?r. that the jury was completed.
I Numerous men who were examin
I ? oe:J di-qualified when they as-,
I i?r:ed their belief in the guilt cf;
I -no defendants. Dozens were dis
I ^lifted wh-m they stated emphati
I a;, that tliry did not believe in
I c3p;*al punishment and would not|
I brine ::i a verdict of guilty know
I : the defendants would have'
I p sutler the death penalty. A
I j.s:Ur trouble was encountered last
I y rr.ber when Benny Lamb of the
I toppell Hill section of Perqu.mans
I .rarity was tried for the mu.der of
I lr..'ord Chappell. In that case.
I..pe:.)l venires totaling 140 men.
I i:re summoned before the jury of
I L' lis selected.
I There was a day when Perquimans
I runty was one of the most tranquil ?
I ad law-abiding counties in the |
I Sate A murder was indeed a rare
I rent The people of Perquimans
I tiwueht little about capital punish- j
I sent in those days. So few were
I toe cases in which this penalty was I
I liked in Perquimans court that the
I average resident of this rural coun
I 7 never stopped to ponder upon
I fcutality of the "eye-for-an-eye'
I t-ttnod of dealing with those con
I ucted of certain high crimes. But
I seditions have changed. Five
I rmiers in seven months' time
I tiireci P-'rquomans countv fo!k? rr>
I up ur.d \tke notice. The death
I tenuity came in for such disous
I tor., ur.d Perquimans did not agree
I ~.:n the Stites idea.- of retribu
I ten. This was clearly indicated in
I he lar ? case Tuesday and Wed
ssaay.
George K Lan: and Bettie Hinesj
an?, his wife. arc being cried joint- j
Th?y we.e formerly indicted.
icder separate bills of indictment. |
tie two bills having been consoli- .
dated at this term of court.
George Lane '.vas arrested by j
inner sheriff W. G. Wright cn Sat
urday. August 1st. the day following i
tie burial of Lane's 17-year-old I
.or.. Wood row Wilson Lane, and
.ec'xed in jail. One week later the !
toy's body was exhumed and an,
autopsy performed by Dr. T. A.
Cox. cour.ty coioncr. and Dr. C. A. j
Davenport The autopsy disclosed j
that Woodrow Lane had been killed
a? a blow struck on the head with!
;tme blunt object, and that there'
no injuries to the body of the
deceased where the tree had been
.ring when the bey's body was view
ed by the coroner, after the father 1
bad reported that a tree had fallen
on his son and killed him. Only
aiperfic.il bruises were found on the
these and 0:1 the boy's back.
The arrest of Bettie Lane was not 1
until October, and was the re
m of a . 'atement signed by George ,
kno. through the efforts of former'
Sheriff Wright, in which Lane swore
'?hat he saw his wife strike the blow
'inch tailed his .->on.
At a habeas corpus proceeding
*id las' November Bettie Lane was
i^ed under i $2,500.00 bond. No
?nd was asked lor George Lane.
kn<? appeared ir. court wearing a
one serge suit and looking well,
e of his long confinement in
Jhson. H" has taken on flesh and
,w> sign of the strain of the j
wait. Representing him arc)
Chas. Wiiedbee. of Hertford and j
"rtV W. M'Muilan.
R Lane was very simply dress
and appeared somewhat worn.
Appears hopeful, however, and
Presses her faith in God. She;
Placed in jail on Monday, fol- j
tf *he 'inc*ln? by the grand jury ,
ne second true bill, consolidat-'
the mdic tmt nt. She is repre-1
^ by Walter L. Cohoon and I
City ,VI<,rlt''lurr'- bo'h of Elizabeth)
iUrv'V1 tru final selection of the j
te Wednesday afternoon, the!
^ LiUe an<i
ir *ne' Lar'e' for tile murder of
continued on Page Three) !
6 tiOS. OF CAMP;
LIFE FOR TKOSEji
WHO WANT IT
Enrollment for IJ'dS men (
in the 1 1 counties of the First it
Congressional District for the c
Civilian Conservation l',.>r,)sjt
will begin Monday. Only 1!) t
men will be admitted from (
Pasquotank and those who j
wish to avail themselves of:
six months or more of campj1
life and forestry work at ai,
dcl'ar a day with food, shelter and \
wo.k c.cthes thrown in should make I \
application to Superintendent of {
Public Welfare A. H. Outlaw early i
next week. I <
The Civilian Conservation Corps L
is a part of President Roosevelt's re- i
lief program and aims to put 230.- j $
000 young Americans between the; ]
ages of 18 and 25 back to word. I
Work will be found for them in na- j;
ticnal foiests and they will live like i
campers and soldiers. In fact it was <
found necessary to put this new j ]
branch of service under the wing of j
the army because only the army'1
could provide camps, cots, cooks, etc. i
for them. Most of the work will be j 1
in the national fo.ests; building fire j <
lanes, planting young trees, thinning i ?
out heavy growths of young trees. :
...
I
A total of 6.500 men will be re- i
cruited in North Carolina and thevii
will be assigned to national forests <
in this and nearby states. Here is, ]
the quota for each county in the j i
district: jl
Beaufort 85'
Bertie 47 j:
Camden 10 '
Chowan 111:
Currituck 10 :
Dare 9 1
Gates 12 ,:
Hyde 101
Martin 30
Pasquotank 19
Ferquimans 14
Tyrrell 10 ;i
Washington ? 24 :
This is America's first serious at-, <
tempt at forestry practice on a big i
scale and lot of these young men|<
who enlist for the experiment will
And it desirable to take up forestry
as a vocation. In the meantime
they can have three squares a day
and a dollar, with medical atten- j
tion, lodgftig and work clothes!
thrown in. Not bad either for a
young fellow who has grown soft
and flabby loafing around town and |
who needs regular hours, the openj
air life of a forest camp and enough
work to harden him up and make|
him fit.
I
Surgeons Must
Know Their Stuff
To Practice Here
No more will unskilled surgeons
be permitted to learn their stuff at |
the expense of patients in Elizabeth.
City's Albemarle Hospital. Revised;
by-laws adopted by the trustees of j
the hospital Tuesday night, while I
not disturbing the present staff fix
a high standard for new additions!
to the staff.
Under the new regulations a sur-'
geon to practice in Albemarle Hos- i
pital must be a graduate of an ap- j
proved college of medicine and sur- j
gcry and must have served an in-!
ternship of one year in some hospi- |
tal approved by the American Col-j
lege of Surgery, or must have per-j
formed 100 major surgical opera
tions in one year with a fatality rate
of not more than 5 per cent.
Rev. Geo. F. Hill, president; Al
fred B. Houtz. secretary and C. W.
Gaither, treasurer were re-elected
at the annual meeting of the trustees
Tuesday night. Jerry Hughes, a
recent addition to the board of
trustees was elected vice president.
A life size portrait of the late i
? Benj. B. Duke has been presented'
1 to the hospital by the trustees of the j
' Duke Endowment. '
NOBODY WANTS[
TO WORRY WITHi
CIVIC AFFAIRS
With the election dale less
han 20 days remote and the
inal date for filing notices of I*
andidacy hut 10 days oil', no
ire has yet been lighted be
leath the municipal political j
>ot, but there finally is some j
alk of prospective candidates
or seat on the City Coun-j
il. All indications are that j
dayor Flora will be unoppos
ed.
In the First Ward, Councilman L.
1. Armstrong and E. T. Burgess'
ernis arc to expire. Neither has
nade any announcement as to .
whether he will seek reelection, but ^
t is generally thought that Arm-lc
trong will be a candidate and I j
Jurgess will not. Not a whisper | ?
las been heard regarding any other ^
irospective candidate in this ward, i f
In the Second Ward, the terms ,
jcuncilmen C. V. Ballard and C. M. j
Jriggs are coming to an end. It is c
bought likely that both will be can- c
lidates to succeed themselves. At j
east one other, Norman N. True- ?
ilood. is seriously thinking of en- ,
ering the race. It is just about {
rertain that he will enter if no ,
>ther opposition to the incumbents j J
ippears. | s
In the Third Ward. Councilmen I (
S. C. Conger and J. J. Hughes arc I {
?xpected to seek re-election. Friends | j
>f Percy Sanders are trying to in- .
luence him to enter the race, but
le seems reluctant to enter politics. t
In the Fourth Ward, the incum
x?nts. C. W. Overman and Bascom
5. Sawyer, have made no announce
nents, but it is believed they will
?un. An attempt is being made to
jet Ernest Sanders into the race. ,
Se has not decided yet.
In respect to the mayoralty, it a;o- ,
oears that Mayor Jerome B. Flora ,
vill meet with no opposition. The j
)nly name mentioned in this con- (
aection in recent weeks is that of ]
F. Webb Williams, lumberman. Mr.
Williams has not made any state
ment to date. Even Mayor Flora ]
oas not announced himself a can- I
iidate for re-election, but there .
eems to be no doubt that he will be (
i candidate.
Also to be voted upon is the ques- ?
tion of spending the $75,000 bond '<
issue recently authorized b^ the ]
City Council for the purpose of im- ,
proving the local water supply. The
Ccuncil authorized the Public Utili
ties to borrow the money from thi i
R. F. C. and passed a bond ordi- j
nance carrying the proviso that the,
roters of the town should have the
final say-so as to whether the money i
should be spent. Public sentiment
ls believed to be strongly opposed to
spending any such sum o: money on
a ptoject of that nature at this time.;
The municipal election is to be I
held on Tuesday, May 9. this year. |
All candidates must file notices of j
candidacy with City C'erk John H. j
Snowden by May 1. which is but ten i
days off. To date, no one has filed.
Many would not have a municipal
office; many cannot afford the ex
pense. however small, of a campaign
for such office; all except the in
cumbent officeholders are reluctant
to announce themselves candidates,
feeling that the City might be spar
ed the expense of an election if no
one opposes the incumbents. If one
person would announce, there would
be others, but every one sems afraid
to be the first.
Local Man Planning
To Make Beer Boxes
One Elizabeth Citizen who is plan
ning to cash in on the legalization
of beer is J. D. Fitchett, local
plumber, who is now building an
old-fashioned beer box of the type
that he built dozens of prior to Pro
hibition. If he finds he can make
the boxes cheaply enough. Mr. Fit
chett plans to market them in Eliz
abeth City and vicinity.
The sort of box he is building
is latge enough to contain a coil for
draught beer and also to contain
dozens of bottles of beer and lots of
ice. It will hold far more beer than
the average electric refrigerator or
ice box. There is a special lining
between the walls which keeps the
cold air within the box. The lids
or covers of the box, three al Itold.
are so arranged as to make it most
convenient to reach any desired sec
tion of the box or its contents.
Mr. Fitchett has built many a box
of this type, but he has not built
one jr. a good many years. lumber
costs and wages are not the same
today that they were 15 or 20 years
ago. so he does not know what it
will cost him to make a beer box.
He is keeping tab on his time and
materials used in building the box
and he plans to build more of them
if the building cost will permit a
selling price that will not be prohi
bitive.
Lucky Girl
I
diss ETHEL MAE LOWRY. J
Veeksville RFD 1. was the winner 1
?f the $120.00 scholarship award by it
iees" Secretarial College, of No'folk, I''
or the best essay written by a young 1
voman high school graduate of this 1
:ity on the subject: "Why I Must it
?lave a Business Education." Miss j 1
jowry is 21-ycars-old, a graduate i
>f the 1930 class of Weeksville High i
ichool. She has since taken two !
rears at Meredith College. She is t
i trim, smallish, energetic little I
voman with lots of personality and i
mthusiasm. She is a daughter cf <
tlr. and Mrs. R. C. Lowry. Jr. Win
ter of the second prize of a SSO i
scholarship was Miss Mattie Ferrcll, i
if Winfall, whose photo was not 1
ivailabe for this issue of The Intlc- i
>cndcnt. 11
' i
Morrisette & Co. j,
Take Frigidaire j<
Agency Here
Frigidaire owners in Elizabeth 1
3ity and vicinity and prospective ;
Frigidaire purchasers will welcome 1
;he announcement that M. G. Mor- <
?isette & Co. have taken on the i
Frigidaire agency in connection with ;
;he agency for the General Electric '
Refrigerator. |i
The announcement is important to1
Frigidaire owners because owners of
:his popular refrigerator have been
subjected to much embarrassment
due to frequent changes m th?
agency in this city. With the
agency now in the hands of M. G. 1
Morrissette <fc Co., owners are assur
ed of established service.
The new Frigidaires are now on
display at Morrisette's.
WHEN'LEGGERS ?
FALL OUT LAW ]
SETS THE CORN1
Retaliation is a great tiling,|r
ii some instances, but wheni,,
'ival bootleggers and moon-'fi
ihiners employ it, it might L
ivork to the mutual disad- j(
vantage of all the parties in- p
solved. Such was the case j.
>arly Tuesday morning whenj?
Cllis Williams of Pasquotank | |
tounly and W. 'T. Sanders ofL
Norfolk were arrested by Sheriff
Charles Carmine on charges of pos- ^
iession of liquor for the purpose of I
ia!e. |b
Sanders, it seems, called at the ,
?Vill:ams home on West Church d
Street, extended, late Monday night.
3e wanted two jugs of liquor to take
,o Norfolk to retail by the pint.
Williams went to the rear of the t,
icuse and brought out two jugs of | '
iquor. Then Sanders told him he | n
vould have to trust him for it until 11.
le could sell enough of it to pay forjn
t. Williams said he didn't do busi- < ^
less that way. So Sanders left the | .Q
louse, saying he was coming to town I j(
; otry to borrow money with which!
to try to borrow money with which}
were left sitting near the f:ont door L
luring his absence.
But Sanders didn't look tor any j,
money. Angry because Williams \ ?
wouldn't grant him credit, he went!
to police headquarters and asked for 11
i search warrant for Williams' home. v
He said there was 90 gallons of
liquor stored in the kitchen. Juage 0
W. C. Morse, Jr.. and Sheriff Charles 0
Carmine were called out of bed and
the search warrant was issued. j
Sure enough. Sheriff Carmine L
found 95 gallons of liquor in the .
house. Williams denied, however, t
that the two jugs sitting near the
front door were his. He said they c
belonged to Sanders. So both men ? ^
mere brought to police headquarters ^
and warrents charging each with r
possession of liquor were issued.
The case was heard in Recorder's ^
court Wednesday morning. j
" In court, Wednesday morning. g
Judge Morse found the defendants
guilty, ordered Sanders to pay a $50 ,
fine and stay out of Pasquotank j.
county for a period of two years,
imposed a fine of $100 upon Wil- ?
liams. ?
s
Women are better snake charm- t
ers than men. Three Burmese wo- j v
nii'ii have charmed their king-j 1
cobras so well that the snakes kiss in
them. ]1
! t
i <-r >\*jirv . r i
e/he?BANK CLERK ^ TUE SODA JLQKLR J
WHY THE SODA JERKER BUYS NO LAND
li
"The best joke I've heard this!
month is the one where the guy
asks you if you've heard about the j
great scandal in New Orleans?"
said the Soda ^erker.
"You ask him what scandal, and;
he replies: 'Why, a white woman
married a banker.' It just shows j
how low down bankers have become
in the opinion of the general public.;
Bankers have come to be about as;
respectable as horse thieves."
"Yes." said the Bank Clerk, "but |
isn't it just possible that this coun
try is full of little bankers who still j
retain some old fashioned notions of j
honesty, integrity and community j
helpfulness and who have managed;
the affairs of their banks pretty well. I
all things considered?
"There isn't a nation on earth to
day that isn"t bankrupt or on the j
verge of bankruptcy States, coun- >
ties and municipalities are default-1
ing in the payment of their bonds.
Real estate that was worth $300 to
$1,000 an acre in 1929 can't be sold
for a fourth of that valuation to-day.
The stocks of corporations, worth
hundreds of dollars per share in j
1929 can be bought for a tenth of
their 1929 value to-day. And yet
two banks that have busted in Eliz
abeth City are paying off pretty well i
and the one bank we have left is
good for every dollar deposited in it.!
even tho it had to write off a quart
er million dollars of slow paper and |
increase its capital stock by $115,000[
for the protection of its depositors.
Here in Albemarle North Carolina
at least, people who put their money j
in banks are certainly infinitely1
better off than the people who put j
their money in other things.
"Many of the country's big bank
ers have fleeced the public by spon-!
soring bad investments and by al-j
most criminal speculations. A lot of!
little bankers have wrecked their j
banks by embezzlement and thiev-;
ery; but the little banks that are;
open to-day, after having hadj
Franklin Roosevelt's yard stick ap- t
plied to them, arc pretty good monu- 1
mcnts to the sincerity and integrity s
of our small bankers. The troubles (
of these little banks have been due i
to the fact that in peak times they ]
helped deserving farmers and small
business men whose farms and busi
ness properties have taken such a t
tumble in value that they can't pay
out. Billions of dollars in frozen
bank paper will thaw out the instant
real estate makes a come back."
"And when do you think read
estate will make a come-back?" ask- ]
ed the Soda Jerker. 1
"It will make a come-back here i
in North Carolina when the public ?>
begins to realize that this session I
of the Legislature has relieved it of
the burden of taxation it has been '
carrying, and when farmers begin to ]
get decent prices for part of their i
produce under the new price fixing i<
laws. Real estate is still the most 11
permanent thing and the safest ofj
all investments, and I believe we are j!
about due for a new rush for land i I
ownership and home ownership." I
"I've been thinking about buying
a little piece of land, myself," said}
the Bank Clerk.
"Well, why don't you obey the I
impulse." asked the Bank Clerk.
" "Cause," said the Soda Jerker,
"if I ain't got nothin' and lose my
job the R. F. C. and the Red Cross
will take care of me; but if I lose ]
my job and they found I owned a
patch of ground big enough to growji
a bushel of beans on they would
tell me to grow my own beans and
wouldn't even give me a pack of
seed to start with. It's gettin' to bej
safer for a poor man to be a pauper (
and a dependent than to try to be j
thrifty in this blamed country." I
?
85 per cent of all people have de
fective vision. Are you one of these?
Have your eyes examined today.
DR. J D. HATH A WAY, Carolina
Building. adv.
Jeer Expected
(V Benefit The
7ish Industry
A hope and a belief that the
eturn of beer will bring a
neasure of prosperity to the
shiug industry from rock
ibbed Maine to sunny Flor
:1a is expressed in an article
11 the April issue of the At
antic Fisherman, known as
The Fisherman's Magazine."!
"his article, entitled "Beer
nd the Fish Business," reads:
"Bee.- is back Even if it does not
ring in as much revenue as is anti
ipated, its psychological effect on
usiness seems to be beneficial. We
hall be very much surprised if it
oes not inject new life into the
shing industry from Maine to Flor
id. Ever since prohibition became |
ffective the salt and dried fish and j
he shellfish trade has steadily fall- i
n off. Now it is the belief of a !
lajority of wholesale fish dealers;
hat this desirable trade will im- j
lediately be revived. At Portland.1
ealers estimate that because of i
<eer the fish business will be at j
;ast 25% improved. Elsewhere1
imilar sentiments are expressed.
"Let your mind wander back into j
hose prosperous days before the ?
8th amendment. We are not re- j
oicing over the return of beer for|
he gratification of human appetites;
larticularly, but because it is bound!
o increase the demand for many I
arieties of fish and shellfish. With
>u:e, wholesome bser as a mild
peritif, more lobsters, clams and
ysters are sure to be sold.
"Wherever men and women may'
ather and quaff the beverage there,'
oo. will countless fish products be1
lispensed. Stripped salt pollock,
asty cubes of salt cod. delicious
moked herring. Maine sardines,
veil fillets of fresh cooked fish and
ish strips were among the fish pro
lucts that were to be found in de-;
nand in the earlier days.
"There was a deep psychology be- j
ween beer and ocean products.1
Jeer and fried oysters or clams; beer
ind sardihes; beer and boiled lob
ters; beer and fish cakes; or was
t musty ale and broiled lives that
jacked cafes with well fed people?
"Already fishermen all up and
lown the coast are greatly hearten
'd. They want the "new deal" Pre
ident Roosevelt has promised, and
hey like the prompt manner in:
vhich he is handing out the cards,
l^ast season it was declared not a
ardine factory would open on the
tfaine coast this year. But despite
:rushing competition, they now see
ight ahead, and many are planning
in early opening. Weir men who
ieclared they were absolutely
hrough are busy rebuilding their,
veirs with encouraging confidence.
"The attractively packaged and'
;asty salt and smoked fish products
ire, according to most fish folk, due j
or a come-back. W'th the greatly |
jroadened markets bound to come
ilong with beer, there seems to be a i
nuch brighter future ahead for this
rade. Briefly, beer spells better
.irnes for the fishermen; more money
tor them. If it does, as the whole
ialcrs, predict improve present con
Jitions 25%, that increase will show |
n a bigger demand and fairer
orices."
I
Easter Rains
Likely to Swell
May Pea Crop
The Pasquotank May pea crop
Pas been helped by the rains of the
past two weeks, and nearly every
grower has a good stand of peas,
iccording to information from Salem
township, where thousands of
baskets of peas are picked each year.
The picking and marketing of the
local crop is expected to begin
around May 10, and the bulk of the
erop probably will have been moved
by May 25th.
More peas have been planted in
Pasquotank this year, than in 1932,
the outlook until this week has not
been for a big yield. Record yields
were obtained all over the county
two years ago, and last year's yield
was almost as good. Altho most of i
the stands look good today, farmers
hesitate to anticipate a high yield.
There is no way of telling how
high or low local prices may be,
but the fact that South Carolina
peas were damaged last week gives
Pasquotank growers some hope of a
good price for early peas, anyhow.
County Welfare Agent A. H. Out
law will be glad to see the pea-ship
ing season get underway, for it will
give temporary employment to
several hundred Negro men, wo
men and children and will alleviate
welfare conditions in, the county
for a few weeks, at least.
Beavers use their tails to slap
out signals on the water surface
and to steer themselves while swim
ming.
Poplar Branch!
Prize Play To
Be Shown Here
An innovation for Elizabeth!
City theatre goers will be thej
presentation of a one-act play j
by the Home Demonstration j
Club of Poplar Branch on the j
stage of the Carolina Theatre
Wednesday night, April 2(5. j
A cast of 14 players, one man and
thirteen women will present a lively j
skit entitled, "Thanks Awfully," one;
of three prize winning plays pre-1
sented at Currituck School a fewj'
weeks ago and which were renewed <
by this newspaper.
Again, on Wednesday night May'
3, the Carolina will present the
Home Demonstration Club players cf f
the Maple community ,of Currituck,'
in a screaming one act skit entit- J
led, "Needle, Thread and Jabber." j
Elizabeth City amateur theatricals!
have made excursions into rural j
neighbourhoods in days past, but'
for the first time in the history of!
the^'region a group of rural players
will barnstrom Elizabeth City.
Elizabeth City, proud of the oppor-j
tunity to encourage those enterpris-!
ing Currituck women in any of their,
club activities, will give them a good;
audience and a big hind. And when j
one learns that every one of the.
charming young women in the Pop- ?
lar Branch group is married and a,
home maker, one will wonder if ?
there are any more good looking
women left in the community. The
Poplar Branch players are Mr.
Robert Ballance, Mesdames G arland
Overton, Clyde Walker, W. C. Barco,
Noah Owens. William O'Neal. Lessie
Hampton, Norman Gregory. Clyde
Smith. Wilbur Woodhouse, Mildred
Garrenton, Orion Evans, Fannie)
Coibell and Myrtle Ballance. There
will be one performance only at 9
P. M. The playlet moves fast and
will consume about 20 minutes be-!
twecn the pictures.
i
Wright Memorial
Cut Appears In Ad
Scores of Northeastern North!
Carolinians last week end picked up:
their copies of Time, popular news-1
magazine, scanned its pages, had
their attention attracted by the
words "Kiity Hawk." printed in bold
type above a photograph of the
Wright Memorial.
The photo of the great beacon ap- ?
peared in Time, not in connection!
with a news story but as an illustra
tion for an advertisement of Kohler
of Kohler, manufacturers of electric
plants. Beneath the picture ap
peared the words '?now a beacon to
Sea. Air and Memory." Then the
copy went on to say:
"December 17, 1903. A sand hill j
in the Carolinas. A motor sputters.'
a kite-like object scoots down a J
creaky track. It flies! . . And Kitty ]
1 Hawk becomes history. Twenty-nine I
'years later. A memorial. A 1,099
watt beacon surmounts a 150-foot ]
I monument and enables it to serve a
useful purpose to navigators of the
sea and the air. as well as to en
shrine the momentous deeds of avia
tion's pioneers.
"In a small power house nearby,
a Kohler Electric Plant, Mode! K.
stands ever ready to furnish cur
rent, automatically, should the regu
lar lighting power fail."
?J. F. Greene has filed a personal
suit in Wayne Superior court against
the East Coast Stages, Inc., and
j Joe Barber, in which he alleges that
j he was severely injured by a bus
I belonging to the defendant company
and driven by Barber and that the
driver was negligent and reckless in
attempting to pass an automobile
driven by the plaintiff. He asks for
$25,000 for personal injuries and SI.
175 for the car .which was demolish
ed.
Senator Bailey Opposed to
Administration Farm Relief
Measure As Now Proposed
-v* iff 4H
Says It Would Increase Prices Without Giv
ing the Farmer the Promised Relief?
Foresees Social Panic if Unwise Farm
Relief Measure is Enacted
JJ. S. Senator J. W. Bailey is of the opinion
that the President's farm relief measure will not give
the promised help to agriculture, that it will abrogate
the nation's anti-trust laws and invest the Secretary
of Agriculture with dangerous authority. In a two
hour speech in the U. S. Senate Tuesday, Senator
Bailey implored his colleagues to study and vote
against the bill.
Senator Bai'.ey says that fixing
the domestic price of cotton, tobac
co and certain other farm com
modities is not going to lift the
farmer out of the hole he is in.
'Suppose they add six cents a
pound to the domestic price cotton?"
says Senator Bailey. "Docs that
mean that the farmer will get six
cents more for his cotton? It doc3
not; for the simple fact that GO
per cent of our cotton is exported
to other countries. The farmer will
get only 6c a lb. on the proportion
of his crop that is consumed at
home. The return on his total crop
will hardly amount to 2c a lb. And
in order to get that extra 2c he will
have to curtail his crop 30 per cent.
And then when he goes into the
market to buy his shirts and draw
ers and overalls he will find him
self paying double for these neces
sities." \
"It will be the same way with
tobacco." continues Senator Bailey,
"who points out that 40 per cent of
our tobacco crop is exported."
With those sections of the bill that
provide for refinancing farm loans,
giving the farmer 15 years to pav
out and reducing his interest rate to
5 per cent, the Senator is in full
accord. "But this it not enough."
raid the Senator; "the farmer can
not pay off his present day tax bur
den and present day debt burden
.vlth present day dollars; there
must be a reflation of the currency.
We have already gone off the gold
standard and repudiated every one
?;f cur gold obligations. The logical
next step would be to reduce the
gold content of the dollar; with
cheaper dollars the farmer could
hope to pay out.
That the country can not afford
to experiment with hall way farm
lelief measures at this moment, is
Senator Bailey's firm conviction.
Wo have gone thru 46 months of
financial panic without a social
panic; but we will have -a social
panic in America with disastrous
consequences if the farmer who is
planting this spring's crops finds h:s
purchasing power at the same low
ebb another winter, thinks the Sen
ator.
"i lea a mat iiwvm^ ewi;
other day of that disaster in the
air and wreck of the Akron," said
Senator Eailey in the conclusion of
his speech Tuesday; "The testimony
in the court of inquiry was very
simple. The discipline was perfect;
the men on board were strong noble
men; the captain was a good cap
tain, and the Admiral himself was
there. They were not wanting in
brains; they were not wanting In
courage, and it seemed a tragic
sort of thing to me that that ma
jestic ship and those 70 odd men
caught in that storm that appeared
to surround them on every side
should by some strange fatality take
precisely the wrong direction at pre
cisely the moment of destruction.
The whole explanation. Mr. Presi
dent, of the wreck of the Akron is
that instead of going west, the ship
turned east, and was caught in the
center of the storm, and in the
tv.nkling of an e>e all was lost. I
have, Mr. President, some sense here
of responsibility, some profound
feeling that here in this great storm
that sweeps our country?and in a
great measure all the world?this
darkness and this night, and. after
45 months of struggle, I have some
sense of the crucial character of
the hour. This cannot last forever;
it cannot last much longer, and if
now we take the wrong direction,
who can answer for the consequ
ences?"
i ?Andrew N. Turner, 52. died at
I Watts hospital in Durham of in
juries sustained when he was struck
by an automobile driven by Wallace
Pickard of Durham. Mr. Turner
moved two years ago to Durham
from Wilson, where he was employed
by the Ferrell Tobacco comanpv.
?Eillene Joyner, 90-year-o'.d bride
1 of Nurncy Joyner of Hertford coun
ity, was found lying in her upstairs
[ oedroom dead from shotgun wounds
i in her neck and head. The woman's
jhusband was found asleep in the
'barn, and he apparently was in a
! drunken stupor. Jayner is held in
| the Winton jail without bond.

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