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Gardner Administration Deficit More Than 18 MilTn
Suffocated Fish Worry Washingtonians?North Carolina to Get $70,000 Soil Erosion Plant Nursery-Carta
' r.v;iCi.it_Knnc,ked From Train, Sues for $10,000?Other Interesting N. C. News ....
rex loumy na? j
?Attorney - General Dennis G.
Brummit. tn a statement made pub
lic in Raleigh this week, declared
the deficit of former Governor
Gardner's administration which
neded in January, was $18.362.932.41
instead of $14,962,208.53 as announ
ced bv the budget bureau. In reach
ing its result. Brummit said the
budget bureau took no account of
the cash surplus of $2,048,000 in the
general fund at the beginning of
the Gardner administration, but
d rs include as assets $1,352,723.88
of uncollected taxes.
?Thousands upon thousands of
dead fish were floating ir. Pamlico
River at Washingotn this week, and
Wa6hingtoiilon?? were hoping and
praying that the tide would come to
their relief and wash the flsh away.
Explanation of the flsh. according to
Charles J. Moore, assistant state
game warden was that some time
ago the river was quite brackish,
and the "fatbacks" a species of shad,
tame up the stream to spawn. Dur
ing the past several weeks, however,
the water has become muddy and
Mr. Moore is of the opinion that the
flsh are being suffocated to death.
They wore accustomed to clean, salt
water and consequently have been
unable to obtain sufficient oxygen
in the muddy water to survive.
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|?The bureau of plant industry will j.
I build a $70,000 soil erosion control'
? nursery in North Carolina out of;
funds from the public works appro
| priation. according to announce
! ment made by Secretary of the In
iterior Ickes. The nursery will be
I used to grow soil protecting trees,
brushes, plants and grasses in ac
cordance with President Roosevelt's
conservation program. The location |'
of the nursery is yet to be fixed by i
? the bureau of plant industry.
j ? Papers in a civil suit involving!
more than $J00.000 have been filed j <
with L. W. Hassell, clerk of thel;
Superior Court of Carteret county. I
The suit was started by Mrs. Fannie
Smith, aunt of three minor children. <
John. Rhoda and Franquette Glover,
and is against T. C. Wade, the ad- i
; minlstrator of the estate of the late
' E. H Crorham. former guardian of
(the Glover heirs; the National Sure
ty Company or Corporation, which
j bonded E. H. Gorham in the amount
fof 145.000; George S. Van Schaick,
(superintendent of insurance of the
i State of New York: and C. M. Hill.
' the present guardian of the Glover
heirs. It is alleged in the com-1
plaints that E. H. Gorham. while
the Glover guardian, received into I
I his hand the sum of $264,600.99 be- 1
j longing to the Glovers and "frau
dulently misappropriated, embez
zled -and converted to his own use"
' thus sum of money. C. M. Hill, the
(complaints stated, had failed to
?enter legal proceedings to recover
'the $45,000 from the National Sure
!ty Corporation on three bonds writ
j ten in the name of E. H. Gorham.
j?Alleging that the baggage-masterj
! on a Southern train knocked him
cff while he was riding the blinds
: last week. James Ervrn of Raleigh.
; this week instituted suit for $10,000
? in Wake Superior Court against the
j Southern and North Carolina rail
! ways and the baggage-master. C.
E. Page. Ervin claim; that he was
?seroiusly and permanently injured.
j ?A salary schedule for teachers
carrying an absolute maximum of
$720 annually for teachers, and that
only for teachers with Class A cer
! tificates who have taught as much
i as eight years was approved last
iweek by the State School Commis
Ision and the State Board of Educa- ,
'tion. The average reduction under
' 1930-31 salaries is 32 per cent. The
j cut for teachers in the best schools
; is much mere severe, as those schools
operated nine months Instead of i
; eight and supplements ran as high'
? as fifty per cent of the State sche- I
dule. so that a number of teachers!
j will now receive less than half ofj
' former salaries. Lowest-paid teach
j ers will receive $45 a month for the
i eight-months term, highest-paid!
; teachers will receive $90 a month.
? I
Herbert S. Jones, commander of!
| the Raleigh American Legion Post,
has been indefinitely suspended!
from his position as freight agent
of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, asl
has also B. Lacy Allen, chief clerk
of the company. It is understood j
that a railroad auditor from Norfolk
is in Raleigh this week checking the'
accounts handled by Jones and Al
len. J. S. Cox. superintendent de-,
clined to discuss the case. Said he:
"Beth have been laid off indefinite- j
ly, but I do not care to say for what i
reason at this time. I might say.
however, that no charges have been!
preferred yet.
i?The annual convention of the!
North Carolina Bankers Association!
; will come to a close today after a'
three day meeting at the Oceania!
hotel at Wrightsville Beach. The!
chief speakers a: the meeting were
| Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus. Henry
B. Steagall. chairman of the cur
rency and tanking committee of the
United Staffs Congress and Dr.
Harold Stonierj national educa
tional director of the American
Bankers Association.
Blume Weddington, who shot and
killed Joe Appersan, State Highway ?
worker, in a Concord boarding house j
an June 16. was acquitted by a Cab- j
irrus County jury last week. Ap
person lived in the Weddington
home and Mrs. Weddington became,
infatuated with him. Weddington
caught them "loving' in the hall
and made Apperscn leave. Mrs.
Weddington later left and joined
Appereon at a boarding houw. Wel
lington encountered Apperfoti whan
b? went to the boarding howa to
kv his wife and shot him to death.
?It is widely rumoied in Raleigh
that Solicitor J. C. Little Intends to
take action against several persons
alleged to have been engaged in
lobbying at the last Legislature
without registering with the Secre
tary of State, as provided by law.
It was reported that the Solicitor
will draw indictments against several
and ask the grand jury next month
to probe the matter.
?A strike in the two plants of the
Hoover Hosiery Mills of Concord,
was settled by the State Department
of Labor, and the mills resumed
operations this week. Another strike
in the Forest City mills was also
settled. There was no disorder, the
labor commission said, explaining
that the strike was caused by a mis
understanding as to the hosiery code,
employes getting the idea that they
would not receive the minimum of
$12 a week.
?In accord with the Roosevelt ad
ministration plans for national in
dustrial and financial recovery.
Negro business men from all sec
tions of the United States met in
Durham on August 23. 24 and 25 for
the 34th annual convention of the
National Negro Business League
while women from all over the na
tion held sessions of the National
Housewives League.
?Harry Willis, sandwich shop prop
rietor of Charlotte praises the Blue
Eagle. After signing the restaur
ant code. Willis obtained his Blue
Eagle poster and proceeded to stick
it up in his window. As he applied
the last sticker. 25 people in one
party marched in the cafe and or
dered meals. Said Proprietor Wil
lis: "Maybe they would have come
In anyway, but they sure came in
under the eagle."
?The San ford Express, weekly
newspaper in San ford, this week
celebrates its 4th birthday. Forty
seven years in the life of a weekly
newspaper is a long time, parti
cularly so when that paper is edited
and published by the members of
one family, as is the case with the
Sanford Express. The editors of
this newspaper are P H. and D.
L. St. Clair.
?Competing with 96 other contest
ants from all parts of the state, Miss
Edna Taylor of Washington, was
chosen "Miss North Carolina" in
the finals of the American Legion
State-wide beauty contest at
Wrightsville Beach last week end.
Miss Taylor will represent the North
Carolina department at the Legion's
national convention in Chicago, to
which she will be given a free trip.
?Robeson county's third homicide
of the week and seventh of the
month occured Sunday night in the
Harper's Ferry section, near Pem
broke. when Daniel Buck Locklear,
j Indian, stabbed Henderson Oxen
dine, Indian, with a knife. Lock
lear. who holds a reputation as being
a dangerous man surrendered to
police Monday, and is being held In
jail in Lumberton.
?After suffering with a nervous
breakdown for a couple of months,
tired, despondent Herbert A. Sieg
mund. 34-year-old father of two
children, took his life Monday by
strangling himself with a handker
chief in a bedroom of his home in
Greensboro. He was found by Mrs
Siegmund. Mr. Siegmund was form
erly bookkeeper for the Dixie Fire
Insurance Company, until force to
give up his work temporarily after
he suffered the nervous breakdown
i ?In Raleigh Monday an even 20C
candidates took the State Bar ex
[ aminatoin, four women and four
Negroes being in the number which
survived out of the original list of
226 applicants. This was the largest
class ever to stand the examination,
i and because of the great number,
the court announced that it would
be unable to finish grading the pap
ers by Friday as has been the cus
tom, but would make public the list
of successful applicants by Sunday,
?At the annual convention of the
North Carolina Department of the
American Legion in Wilmington last
week end, Capt. Thomas Cowper
Daniels, 65-year-old overseas veteran
of New Bern was elected new Le
gion Commander for North Caro
?Five Richmond County cotton
mills closed this week due to "piled
up goods with no sales caused by
uncertainty and stagnation in mar
?Around three thousand Greeks:
from many states and Canada at
tended the 10th annual convention i
of Adelphotias Karyae, Greek Amer
ican organization. Archbishop At-'<
henagoras of New York, head of the':
Greek Orthodox church in North i
and South America attended the
?James H. Scott, 19, was quite a
problem when he joined the conser
vation camp at Marion. N. C. Scott
[is 7 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 275,
pounds, wears 17'i triple E shoes
and requires two cots to sleep on.
j He said he left home because he was
I tired of "big brothers and sisters
picking on him."
?Dr. Metwj Ifefcwi Dewlcfc. connect
ed with tfcq department of psychol- i
ogy in the University of North Caro-!
j kina for the lust five years, has ac- J
cepted appointment to the faculty
of the University of Rochester. He(
' will begin his work at Rochester with
the fall term. t
?Mrs. Albert Mitchell of Clayton
was fataly injured when the car in'
which she was riding collided with
another car on the Dunn road. Mrs. j
j Mitchell was a passanger in a car
'driven by her son-in-l-aw. Wayland
Jones when n car driven by Miss
Ruby S'.ell cf Zebuion attempted to
pass them. When Mis sStell's car
I collided with the right front portion j
.of the Jones car. the Jones car was
'overturned. Several others in the i
| car were injured.
I ?Pete Green of Shelby. Horace j
jBellew of Hickory. Early Smith of
Knoxvillev Tenn., and Paul Ells
worth of Salisbury, all white, are in |
:the Rowan jail awaiting trial on;
j charges of highway robbery, it be
ling alleged that they held up and!
robbed M. A. Hunt, a white man'
i of Salisbury. Mr. Hunt alleges that i
I they forced him into a secluded sec- j
j tion of the woods, stripped him of:
jhis clothing and money.
?A bitter fight is looming in Wash- j
mgton over a movement by an Army
faction seeking to eliminate Fort j
Sill. Okla., as a school of fire and
to establish Fort Bragg as the main
school of fire, according to reports
published in Washington, D. C. It
is said that the decision of Presi-(
dent Roosevelt to abandon a num
ber of army posts for economy pur- '
.poses started the discussion.
i?Convinced of the insanity of Ed
Deaver of Columbus county, sen
tenced to die in the electric chair
i Friday, Governor Ehringhaus has
commuted his sentence to life im
prisonment. No doubt existed as to J
the fact that Deaver killed Isaiah I
Hester in a quarrel over a water-;
melon, but the slayer's conduct!
during the year which he has spent'
on death row carried the conviction
' that he was of unsound mind. No
; action was taken in the case of
Johnny Lee. Harnett county Negro,
'sentenced to die on Friday for the
j murder of Jacob Hill, whom he ad-!
'mitted killing but said that he had!
'done so at the instigation of Asa D.
jHeiring, who promised him $75 fori
the job and guaranteed that he
would not be prosecuted.
?With desposits dwindled to $4 -
691.63 the Polk County Baif.t &
'Trust company closed its doors and
; went into voluntary liquidation
j Tuesday. The bank is the first do
| ing business without restrictions to
close following the general bank
holiday of March.
?Proposed supplemental school
t^xes were voted this week in Rocky j
: Mount but similar proposals were |
rejected by the electorates of Gas- ]
.tenia, Wilmington and Winston
8alem. Rocky Mount taxpayers will
pay an additional levy of 17 cents
per hundred to maintain the school
system at its former standard.
The best thing about a popular
song is that it isn't popular very
?Captain Tom u. jjamets 01 New i ?
Bern, newly elected department
commander of the American Legion,
has declined to make any statement
of policy until he has been installed
in his new office. Captain Daniels,
oldest man to hold the office, was
nearing 50 when war was declared.
Although a veteran of the Naval 1
militia he joined the Army when I
irked by delay in determining his;
status in the wartime Naval service i
and served overseas in the Fifth!
?Aunt Charity Joyner of Rocky j
Mount wants a new primer. After
four months attendance at a school
for illiterates the 80-year-old
negress, thirsts for more knowledge.
Previously she wondered what
pleasure people could get from books
and papers.
?The Cumberland County Home
will produce its own milk supply
from now or T! ?? k 1 dair} asso
ciation insisted on charging retail
prices, the home authorities ins sl
ed on wholesale prices, the county
commissioners settled the argument
by buying a cow to supply the home.
?The death of seven persons and
injury of five more in a motor
t. uck-train collision has plunged;
Lumberton and its neighborhood
into mourning. The driver of the
truck has been held pending an in-1
vestigation by county authorities, j
?The robbery of a filling station
near Washington was frustratd 1
when Mrs. Carl Richardson, from [
an upstairs window across the j
street, saw a Negro on the inside ;
of the station and telephoned state
police. The prowler made his gpt
away and obtained only a small
amount of cash from the cash draw- '
Nuremburg Powder Horn j
Splendid Work of Art
Among unusual displays at (lie |
Metropolitan Museum of Art Is a
powder horn made of a stag's ant- I
ler, elaborately decorated with sil- ;
vergUt mountings. It was made
to Nuremburg about 1020, at a time ]
when bunting as a sport of noble- j
men was at Its height, and is kinged j
yellow with age. Its face, worn |
by constant handling. Is carved in
relief with the figure of n dismount- 1
ed knight In full armor, kneeling
before a wnyslde crucifix. Above the
knight and clouds. Hod the Fnther ;
with an orh. nnd the dove of the |
Holy tihost. On the hack Is carved ;
? design of floral scrolls.
S?il ver gilt caps cover the three
terminals of the horn, the tops of
the caps am) the spout being en- t
gruved with foliate scrolls of un- .
usnnl elegance, their sides chased
hi relief with cherubs' lu-ads. scroll*
slid birds pecking at fruit. A slide,
gracefully sculptured, opens and
closes the aperture controlling the
flow of powder Into the spout.?
New York Herald Tribune.
Pardonable Pride
Pride has ils [dace in the world,
especially If it is pride In your own j
accomplishments. The man who Is j
proud of his work is usually to he j
found doing It to the host of his (
ability. This is the kind of pride i
that benefits everybody, particular |
[ ly Its possessor.?(,'rit.
Venomous Mammal
Australia has a poisonous mam- I
mul, the duck hilled platypus. This
anluuil has a short, curved, horny
j spur on each of Its hind feet. The
spur connects with poison glands,
and a wound from it may have very j
I serious consequences. An expert, J
'who was In Australia collecting spe
I clmons for the London zoo, was dan
gerously 111 for several weeks as the
; Besult of on encounter with n platy
pus. The venom resembles that of
the tiger snaho, which Is also a na
tive of Australia.
: _J
gartj Silk Spinning
Perhupi the first mention of tlie ,
?Ilkworm in western literature la
that by Aristotle, pupil of Plate
and teacher of Alexander '.he Great,
who lived In the Fourth century, B.
O. He speaks of It us: "A great
worm which has horns and so
differs from others. At its first
metamorphosis It produces a cat
erpillar, then a ^omhyllus, then n
shrysalls?nil tlo three changes
inking pluce within six months.
From this untinul women separate
and reel off the cocoons, and after
wards spin them. It Is said that
?Uk was first spaa Is tfcs Island of
Cos, by Pamplili.e, daughter df
Derivation Hard to Traca
The word "dupe" has a curious
history. Originally It meant a dove
or plgeoD?one of the most simple
and guileless of creatures. Web
ster and I.lttre both claimed that the
word came from the olri French
name for the hoopoe, probably ?n
the ground that Handle Cotgrave
(1011) described dupe ns "a hooper;
a bird that bath on her head a
great crest or tuft of feathers, hut
nestles In ordure." Llttre quoted
"Ilerry, dube. la huppe," as Its
source, but added "It has been sug- \
gested thnt the Swnhlnn German
duppel, Imbecile, Is a possible
source." He Insists, however, that
dupe Is to be traced from huppe.
from the ease with which the bird
can he captured.?I.lfernrv Digest.
Extreme Northern Park
The farthest north of all the na
tional parks of the United States is
Mount McKinley park, entrunce to j
which Is by automobile from the j
Alaskan railroad station a. M.e base i
camp on the Savage river. Wild |
game abounds?mountain sheep,
caribou, moose, fox, deer and small
er animals. j
Word of Obscure Origin
The derivation of the word "news" |
Is obscure. A popular theory Is that j
the word Is made up of the first j
letters of the names of the four i
principal points of the compass
north, east, west and south. Ilefore \
the era of newspapers events of gen j
erut Interest were posted In public j
places under the heading N. R. \V. S. !
For example, if a story was from ?
a northern point It was put under j
the N column, and If from the west, j
under the W column. Gradually '
the four letters were used as one
Then, too, the word may be the i
plural ?f the word "new." During I
fhe Middle ages It was written as )
newea. newls. und newys.
Resolve to keep happy, and your
Joy and you shall form an Invinc
ible host against difficulty.?Helen
Tribal Expressions Not
Alike for Both Soxes
The difference In the lr.n7.1aw
nsed by men and women of the S)u*e
tribe, discussed by Sir .lames t;e?r(,e
Frazer. English anthropologist. in
hook, "Garnered Sheaves," culls to
mind the varied words employe |it
the Incus of Peru to describe th?
same object or 0[>erution. says ti,t
New Vor*' Herald Tribune. ^icr,.
ning. for Instance, by a woman
called "hulioa." but when n man en
gaged in the task it was oat.^
Before the Inca youths of r..eni
blood were Invested with arms. th#.
were tested as to their ability tu
meet the exigencies of warfare.
as the making of shields ?eapmtt
or even sandals, of any materia!
available. Thus they (>ru<'tt<(Ml the
manufacture ot wooden sumlal c<>Ms
by twisting wool with a small ?ij?k
This metliod of twisting was c?||^
"nillluy." and n9 the work was for
men. women did not use ttie word
' Virginia In Hittory
The bloodiest battletMds tit
world had ever known until the
World war are to ho found wlihin
the borders of Virginia. Tin- fir>{
customs house was established upon
the York river. Its cities in buttle
were taken as high as 72 times.
| Put Your Hens in Condi
tion For a Heavy Fall and
NY inter Lay by Feeding
buttermilk Laying Nlash
Produce maximum egg
yield at a minimum cost of
production. Kgg prices
are increasing ('.ash in!
Buxton White Seed
"The Live Seed House"
w'fb no mess or fuss
Let us install you a hot
water heater now.
Hopkins Bros. !
Phone 526
Pierce & Toxey
Head and Fearing Streets
Phone 112
Running Errands?
Telephone calls for repair parts and other supplies quickly
span the miles regardless of stormy weather or bad roads.
Needless trips waste valuable time. How many trips you
could eliminate by using your telephone more than you
do! A telephone is your messenger night and day?sav?
ing long drives and speeding up farm work. Rain or shine
use your telephone more in the management of your farm.
You need the time-saving services of a telephone to run
all your errands?in any weather.
The Norfolk & Carolina
Telephone & Telegraph Co.
HERE they are?count 'em! ?
Windshield cleaned ... tires |
checked and inflated . . . battery jj
checked . . . radiator filled . . .
free road map and touring in
formation . . . free restroom ser
vice . . . free local phone calls.
You get any or all of these free
at Stevens Tire Store with the
purchase of Texaco Firechicf
Gasoline or Texaco Motor Oil.
Stevens Tire Store, Inc.
Crutches and
When you need them
you need them in u hurry
and you want to see what
you buy and make sure of
a fit. Remember, if you
ever need these articles our
prescription department
carries complete lines.
"Drug's With A Reputation"
412 East Main Street
PIIONE 3-2-1
Wo have just received more than 1,00(1 pairs of
Star Hrand ami Poll Parrot Shoes for all the family.
The largest single shoe shipment ever received l?y
any Elizabeth City retailer. We can fit you.
Sawyer & Harris
The Friendly Store So. PoindextcrSL
_ " i
Mr. Fisherman?
For First Two Weeks in September
Garrett Hdw. Co. j
South Water Street Phone t)70
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