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Sinus Welcome Song to Gallows
"I'm fit as a riddle and ready to hang." carols Louis Kenneth Neu, night club singer, facing that fate for the confessed slaying of a I'aterson. N. J., theater owner and a Nashville, Tenn.. business mar., ing to take me out to the gallows. dump me through that hole in parish prison ring, during an interval in his triai, with "They're go ing to take me out to the gallows, dumpp me through that hole in the floor." Hut he pleaded with the reporter who .-.napped this pic ture in his cell. "Pon't ever call me a crooner. When I sing, I sing." GOLD ADVANCE HURTS MINING BOULDER. Colo.. Pee. 20.— (UP).—The higher price of gold is tending to destroy the increas ing1 wholesome interest in mining in Colorado. Dr. R. D. George, head of the department of geol ogy. University of Colorado, and for many years stute geologist, said today. "The increased pricc, the free sale of sold and the new govern ment purchasing policy are co operating to produce a very un desirable result. The tendency is to produce foolish, wildcat ex ploitation on the part of vision ary promoters, and to hinder a healthv development of the gold i mining industry bv causing an un due boosting of the prices of : mines. Any old prospect hole, fu!t ; of water, has, in the eyes of its 'claimant, been transformed over night into a valuable mine." Dr. George told of a Boulder This Curious World ^ William Ferguson PREy BY SENSE OF TOUCH,, AN 5 ONLY PREy WHICH THEY TOUCH, OR WHICH" TOUCHES THE/A/ IS SEIZED. 1k P€ACCXk PLOUNDf-R, X FISH OF BERMUDA, HAS PF&/5COP/C BY£S, WHICH IT RAJSES AND LOWERS AT WILL, AS IT LIES HIDDEN IN"»VE SANO 9 1933 BY HO sower IHC 12* 19 A THOROUGH study of illiteracy was made by James F. Abel, spwialist in foreign education. I". S. Bureau of Kducation. He found that there wt>re something like 830.500.000 persons who could be classed as illiterate. The United States shaved less than 10 per cent in this class. Yule-tide Family Reunions by Telephont Families and friends become scattered with the years and we miss their smiling fices and cheery voices — more especially at Chris, mas time. Probably you are wishing now that you could visit them this Christmas. Why not? Are they too far away? You can't get away? Or it it t^nt it costs too much? Then why not surprise them this holi day season with a telephone visit instead? You can reach then) anywhere by telephone. Distance doesn't matter. A voice visit by telephone, you will find, has the personal charm of a face-to-face visit, is convenient and costs little wher ever you call. For example, by using Station-to-Station service you can talk with folks fifty miles away for about 35c, and a hundred miles for around 55c, and greater or less distances at correspondingly low cost. If you can't go in person, go by telephone. Southern #and Telegraph (iNC»a>«itfig) ;* rt WAKE'S BOOZE PRICE RISES Moonshine Doubles in Cost as "Legal" Liquor Brings $6 Per Quart By J. C. BASKERVILL The Times-News Bureau 3>i Waui'i uu.tfl HA LEIGH, Dec. 20.—The price of bootleg li(|Uor has increased ajrain in this section within the past two weeks, according to those i» touch with the liquor trade. This the second general increase in prices since the state voted against repeal of the 18th amendment November 7, although the state would have continued, to remain technically dry as lor»K [ as the Turlington act, the state's bone-dry prohibition enlorcement law, remains in effect. The first general increase in prices for bootleg liquor took place within ■a few days after the repeal elec tion, evidently on the assumption by the bootleggers that the uot come of the election continued their monopoly on the liquor busi ness in North Carolina. Prior to the election it was generally known that quite a number were selling their portable goods at re duced prices, evidently in the be lief that the state would vote for repeal and that this would then permit the sale of leyal liquor. Another factor in the law prices before the election was that the prevailing belief then was that regardless of how North Carolina voted, legal liquor would be easily obtainable after December 0 from other states where it would be legally obtainable after that date. But since this legal liquor has been on sale in states that are now "wet" the prices have been much higher than was expected, with the result that while some of this has been obtainable here for some time, the prices are so high as to make its purchase al most prohibitive, according to current reports. One dealer here is reported to be selling two standard grades, guaranteed to be bottled in bond "legal" gov ernment liquor, at $<> a quart. But reports also indicate that he is not doing much of a business. The high prices being asked for this so-called "genuine" bot tled in bond liquor are regarded as being responsible for the in crease in the demand for bootleg liquor and the constant increase in prices. Some of those who have been discussing the situation here maintain that many of those who are accustomed to purchase a little liquor for Christmas have1 this year been holding off in' placing their orders in the hope they could get some of the new "legal liquor" illegally for this Christmas, but that the prices are so high they have decided to go back to their old bootleggers in stead. Another factor is said to be the large amount of fake "bot tled in bond" in counterfeit bot tles and labels being sold as "the real thing." Right here in Wake county, officers last week raided a liquor making and bottling plant in which nothing but ordinary bootleg liquor was being "blend ed" with alcohol, colored and flavored and bottled in fake bot tles, under fake labels. The offi cers captured 45 gallons of pure grain alcohol. 308 half gallon jars of rye liquor two cases of "Cognac" and a case of "Scotch" in addition to large quantities' of mash and two copper stills, ac cording to the report of the raid in the Raleigh News and Ob server. Thus the regular "honest" boot leggers are believed to have de cided that if these outside liquor runners who are bringing "legal liquor" into the state from other states and can sell it at $6 a quart that they can charge from $5 to :$f> a gallon for their home made product. And they are said to be doing this. The current prices ♦or corn liquor in Nortft Carolina the night of December <J, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Charlotte un der that date, was "from $2 to $4 a gallon." This is regarded as about the same price range that existed here in Raleigh and throughout this section 10 days ago. Here is what the press dis patch from Charlotte said in con nbction with the passing of the 18th amendment in the Caro linas: "There was no \ ablic celebra tion, no spontaneous outbreak of revelry. Native corn whiskey was available at the usual price of $2 to $4 a gallon, but there was the usual scarcity of 'real stuff.' Sales of 3.2 beer continued as usual." According to those "in the know" here, the same corn liquor that sold at $2 a gallon 10 days a^o is now $4 a gallon and aged corn and rye that formerly sold at $4 to $5 a gallon has now gone up to $6 and $$ a gallon. County mining property which had been held at $4,000. whose owner now holds it for $15,000. "Prospects, whose owners a few weeks ago begged prospective buyers to take an interest at a nominal sum, now are held at thousands of dollar?," Dr. George said, "and for the most part have been put absolutely out of the market by exaggerated ideas of the effect of the new freedom in the sale of gold, and the govern ment purchase of gold. "On the other hand bona fide investors still are in serious doubt as to whether any permanent benefit is likely to come from changed conditions. Gold has be come a commodity, and will be subject to price fluctuations as other commodities. Sane investors in mines are not in the least da gree likely to assume that the value of a mine has increased in the same ratio as the present _ temporary increase in the per ouuce price of gold." \li I i * — • wi &JL BLUE EAGLE-SHAPED PEPPER j LATHROP, Cal. (UP).—Even peppers have gone "Blue Eagle." Mrs. W. H. Miller exhibited a red pepper, in which the center part was shaped peculiarly like an eagle. The "'eagle," however, had only one head and was green in stead of blue. BAKER AVIATOR SUED SAN FRANCISCO. — (UP).— Mrs. Krma Needles found mar ried life to a baker fuJl of joy and tasty pastry, but when her husband, Charles E. Needles, took up aviation and finally flew to Valdez, Alaska, she sued for di vorce. Needles failed to return, she charged. ^ . —;— traded land for whisky MERCED. Cal. (UP).—George Bloss, cattleman, traded one quart of rare, old bonded whisky frpm, Elmer K. Maze ?| druggist, for 20 *cre • , *1 The whisky wa.- 0nlv »• *1 tender" in the use thk want Of Electrical Appliances That Will .Give Pleasure and Service for Many Years! n A hundred uses for this practical ser vant. For heating water, surface cook ing, etc. Sturdy, portable and ready for use in an instant. A 600-watt size JpT-.UU Cost of operation: 2 7-10 cents per hour A two-slice Universal Toaster is a gift of convenience. Hot, crispy toast made right at the breakfast table. 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