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Victory By Hard Work (Continued from page one) Republicans elected, 5, hold overs, 3 0; total 3 5. Farm-Labor elected, 0; hold overs, 1; total 1. Still doubtful, 2. Necessary for a majority, 49. House Total Democrats elected, 270; present Congress, 218. Republicans elected, 97, present Congress, 209. • Farmer-Labor elected, 0; present Congress, 1. Still doubtful, 68. Necessary for a majority, 218. The Straw Polls Tuesday’s presidential election has vindicated the fairness of the major straw polls, particularly that of the Literary Digest. This publication predicted that Mr. Hoover would carry oniy > / ei-c toral votes, and as we go to press it appears that he will receive 5 9. The Hearst poll likewise predicted a Roosevelt landslide but its fore cast was not quite as accurate as the Digest, in that it gave Mr. Hoover 181 electoral votes and Governor Roosevelt 3 51. Our own forecast gave Mr. Hoover 93 votes. From the latest returns it ap pears that President Hoover car ried only the following: State Electoral Vote Delaware - * Maine . - ^ New Hampshire - 4 Vermont _-— Connecticut - 8 Pennsylvania ---3 6 Total ___ The Literary Digest gave Hoov er the following states: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachu setts and New Jersey. Three of these were carried by Governor Roosevelt, towif: Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey. The Digest slipped up on Pennsylvania and Delaware which appears to be going to Hoover by a close margin. The Hearst poll gave Hoover the following states: all of New England, New Jersey, Ohio, Kan sas, Colorado, New York and Pen nsylvania. It made a bad guess in the following: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Ohio, New York, Ohio, Kansas and Colqrado. It was correct on Pennsylvania. The Carolina Waffchman gave Hoover the following: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachu sets. Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. We slipped up on Massachusetts and New Jersey and all of which were carried by Roosevelt. We herewith summarize the three forecasts, to-wit: Forecast Hoover Rooseveh Literary Digest 57 474 Carolina Watchman 93 438 Hearst 181 3 50 Official vote 59 472 The Digest almost scored a bull’s eye. The Hearst poll erred in seven states and missed 125 ele ctoral votes in its guess. The Carolina Watchman missed the same number of states as the Digest but erred on rhe elec ton! vote in favor of Mr. Hoover by 35. The Watchman forecast war prepared by Mr. J. Allan Dunn of the local bar upon special request A FAIR EXCHANGE IS NO ROBBERY Corsicana, Texas.—A bull yearl ing for two bushels of potatoes is a fair trade, think Sam B. Jordan and Henry Hall. Hall offered the potatoes at 3 5 cents a bushel, with no taker. Likewise Jordan found no offers for a calf he wanted to sell. Meeting in the courthouse, they swapped even. Yadkin Fuel Co. Phone 1594 A good place to buy your coal, coke and wood. COAL $6.50 and $7.00 m. WOOD $2 and $4 Load "When you order a ton we send a ton” NEWS BRIEFS SCHOOL DOMITORY BURNS A dormitory housing 40 boys at Palmer Memorial institute, east of Greensboro, was destroyed by fire of undertermined origin. All fur niture and personal effects were lost. ■IS MANGLED BY TRAIN Fearing for the safety of her children coming wrom school a long the flooded highways, Mrs. J. H. Hawkins, 60, walked along the Southern tracks near Marion to meet them. She was struck by a passenger train engine and her body was horribly mangled. Death was instantaneous. INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS DECREASE Decreased industrial activity in the state last year brought a de crease in the number of worker injuries reported to the N. C. in dustrial commission. In the year ending June 30, workers injured dropped to 25,886 from 28,750 the year before. Total costs reach ed $1,142,502 with medical costs totaling $431,65 3 and workers or their families getting $710,849. $500,000 BACK TO WORK William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, estimates that 5 00,000 have found employment in the past month, al though much of the work is sea sonal and temporary. Green says 10,900,000 remain idle in the country. TRIED TO DROWN CHILD Edward Waller, mentally defec tive youth, is under surveillance in Kinston following his effort last week to drown a child in the Neuse river. Waller carried Paul Lincke Jr., 3, under his arm for a mile, tossed him over the side of the bridge. The boy was rescued. Waller said he "just wanted to do it.” POLICE SLAY NEW BERNIAN Francis W. McGinn, 3 3, of New Bern, was shot through the head and killed by New York police af ter a five-mile chase, which began when McGinn was seen driving his car in circles on a Brooklyn stre*t. McGinn fled when a policeman questioned him, and the chase be gan. TWO KILLERS CONVICTED Elvin White and Charlie Myers, negroes charged with aiding Har vey Wallace in the murder of Thomas Beal and N. H. Perry in Perry’s store at Cumnock on June 18, were found guilty last week by a Lee county juror. White was sentenced to life imprisonment and Myers to 30 years. Wallace is a waiting execution. Bad Market Fails to Halt High Trend (Continued, from page one) ness recovery.” Statistical evidences of improve ment cited are as follows: "1. Most of the important t eral indices of business rose for two months in succession, in Aug ust and September—the first time this has occured since, the spring of 1931 and the first time in the fall since 1928. ”2. The Bureau of Labor Statis tics showed in August the first monthly rise in employment since the depression began. More re cently in New York State, the industrial commissioner reported the second successive monthly rise in employment during September, when the number of workers in manufacturing industries in vis ed 6.3 per cent and payrolls 9.3 per cent. "3. Steel ingot production in September showed its first upturn since May, while unfilled orders of the United States Steel Corpora tion showed the second successive rise steady decline covering the previous 16 months. "4. The weekly rate of steel production as estimated rose from a low of 13 per cent capacity in mid-summer to 19 1-2 per cent the middle of October. "5. Car-loadings increased from a low weekly rate of 489,000 in July to 622,000 in the first week of last month. "6. Electric power production which touched 1 415,000,000 kil owatt hours in the week ended August 13, increased to 1,646, 000,000 kilowatt hours the first week of October. "These examples of industrial recovery are offered not because they are sensational but they arc the indices regarded as standard.” QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1— How long may guests re main after a luncheon? 2— Is it good form for the bride to go with the groom when he buys the wedding ring? 3— When is a debutante free to join the dancers at her coming out party? 4— May a man offer his arm to a woman? 5— With what should a table be laid for a formal dinner? 6— When a man and his wife send flowers to a funeral what card do they enclose? 7— wnen a man ana a woman enter a crowded street car and a man rises to give the woman his seat, what should the first man do? 8— If a tea is given to introduce a debutante daughter, how is her name included in the invitation? 9— Should a male speaker wear full evening dress at a public oc casion? 10— Is it permissible to exchan ge wedding gifts? 11— Are decorated or fancy place cards used? 12— Is it permissible for a wo man to buy tickets and deliberately invite a man to the theatre? 13— What should be worn by men and women when dining in the erill? 14— May a daughter-in-law continue to use a card with Jr. on it when her husband no longer uses Jr. on his? 15— When a dinner is a small unceremonious gathering of friends what form of invitation is requir ed? 16— How many sets of invita tions does the hostess send when giving a dinner dance? 17— Are Sunday luncheons more formal than week-day lunch eons? 18— Is it necessary to have a wedding rehearsal? ANSWERS 1— If they are invited for cards,; they may remain for the entire afternoon or until the game is over. If there is no entertainment guests may leave in twenty min utes. 2— Yes, so as to express her preference as to weight, width, and size. 3— After the last guest has ar rived. 4— Yes, during the Grand March at a ball, or at a large din ner party when the couples go to the dining room. 5— The hostess with good taste will select satin-damask cloth, monogramed, and laid over a sil ence cloth. 6— The double card. 7— Merely raise his hat in ac knowledgement. 8— The daughter’s name is en graved under that of her mother. 9— Yes. 10— Yes; especially it duplicates of articles are received. 11— No, except at a family din ner, when they may be used for celebrating some special occasion. 12— No. 13— Street dresses with hats may be worn by women, and business suits by men. 14— No; a wife always bears the name of her husband. 15— It takes the form of gener al correspondence. 16— She frequently issues two sets of invitations, one for those invited to dinner and one to those who are invited to dance only. 17— No; they are more infor mal, and the simpler the menu, the better. 18— Yes. What Is It... ? You would never guess, so we’ll tell you ... It is water pouring from a common kitchen faucet photographed at 1/50,000 of a sec ond by means of a new electrical control developed by Prof. H. L. Edgerton and K. J. Germeshausen at Mass. Inst’t. of Technology. EFIRD’S Annual Before Thanksgiving Sale Starts Saturday Morning, November 12 th. A SAMPLE OF SOME OF OUR I Cotton Batting Comforts ;| 72 x 84 inches $1.48 Children’s Sport Sweaters > Size 26—34 V-neck, Greens and tans 25c Children’s Underwear Long sleeves and legs, Size 6—12 25c LADIES’ COATS Mixed Fur and Tweed Sizes to 48 Mostly black and brown Ladies’ short sleeve, knee length a Union Suits J Medium weight F ; 48c Ladies’ and Misses’ one and two || piece gl Outing Pajamas In fancy patterns, V and round | necks | 95c SPECIAL | Brooms I Good, heavy, 4-string. 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