(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.
Democrats elected, 270; present
Republicans elected, 97, present
• Farmer-Labor elected, 0; present
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
From the latest returns it ap
pears that President Hoover car
ried only the following:
State Electoral Vote
Delaware - *
Maine . - ^
New Hampshire - 4
Connecticut - 8
Pennsylvania ---3 6
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
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
A good place to buy your coal,
coke and wood.
$6.50 and $7.00
$2 and $4 Load
"When you order a ton we send
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
■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
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
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
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
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
Fails to Halt
(Continued, from page one)
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
"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.”
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
4— May a man offer his arm to
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
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
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
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
18— Is it necessary to have a
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
2— Yes, so as to express her
preference as to weight, width, and
3— After the last guest has ar
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
6— The double card.
7— Merely raise his hat in ac
8— The daughter’s name is en
graved under that of her mother.
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.
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
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,
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.
Annual Before Thanksgiving Sale
Starts Saturday Morning,
November 12 th.
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“IF I HAD A MILLION”
Starring Gary Cooper, Wynne Gibson, George Raft and Sylvia
Sidney is coming to the Capitol Theatre Monday and Tuesday,
November 21st and 22nd. Efirds has a startling and sensational
announcement about this picture. Watch for it.
Efird’s Dept Store
Salisbury, N. C.
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