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Incendiarism Case Goes To Jury This Afternoon Both Sides Had Rested at 11 :30 a. m., When Arguments to Jury Began; Court Refuses Non-Suit When State Rested Its Case In Mid .Afternoon Tuesday Ttoe Jury hi Vuct Superior Court u hlch for two days has USeMtf to evidence and aitordeya argument* «u expected somdUme «unn* the middle of the alMStirirm today to g«S the case of Thomas J- Evans and N. C Greenway. well-known merchants, charged w*h Inceodiartem in connec tion with the fire 911 Sunday evening. December 13. led. which did damage to the stock of cootie of the'Guaran tee Clothing Company, which they owned and operated. andTalso to Iho building in which they carried on their business, owned by Mrs. I. J. Young. Both State and defense had retted their case at 11:30 o’clock, at which time arguments by counsel were be gun. Although Sevan attorneys ap peared In the case, only five, the two for the State and throe for the defend ants. were given time to &p<-ak. and eaah was limited to 30 minutes • B. H. Perry, who has assisted Soli citor Parker in the prosecution, was the first to speak, and was followed by J. P. Zollieoffer for the defense, and at the conclusion of his address adjournment for lunoh was taken. This afternoon speeches Were to be made by T. P. Gholson and A. A. Dunn, for the defense.. and Solicitor Parker, closing for ttit Staid The charge by Judge Grady was to follow, upon which the Jury WHS to begin Its deliberation*. When court resumed this morning, T J. Evans one of the defendant, went back on the aland to explain certain payments he had made on ac count*. which cut down his cash a. count at the bank. Testimony by other witnesses in volved around whether or not the two fires In the store were caused by de fective electric wries, defense witness cs contending that the wires were the cause.; and State rebuttal testimony being the opposite. Roy Upchurdk. for the defendants, gave it as his ' Opinion that defective wiring caused the fire. He had done some work in the store on February 17. during the remodeling, more than two months after the fire. J. B. Car ter. Jr., an electrician, also. testify ing for the defense, said he ran a wire from the front to the rear of the store the day after the fire, and found all fuses in good condition. It was the contentio«i_of the State that had the 1 fire been caused by a short circuit sufficient to burn the wires or the Insulation o nthem, the fuses would Pontine the low price ear that ’“haft everything " gp" ' 7 • ' •" J BpJ pjjjfiKfcß ■ - I ill . 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AT47 CTiA C SSLS POINTS 7™* WHJTEMAN g«l bit P«>sc ChicftsiM-wjth |.n Mildred Bsiley, 7*ck Fulton Rftd a fttrit *tar—every Friday eremng— I. .—over NJI.C> fitari tn fin nr Blue (WJZ) Network at 10 o'clock LS.T, Motor Sales €o. Henderson, N. C. gave been blown. R. H. Wilson and E. C. Hunt also were called by the defense in connection with the condi tion of the wires, es was also L M. Fogieman. contractor, who explained the nature of burns on a piece of scantling taken from a place adjacent to where one of the cables ran down through the floor. In rebuttal, the State put Fire Chief E. T. Shepherd back on the stand to say that when be saw the wires the day after the fire they did not appear to have been burned in two. N. E. Cannady, of Oxford, expert electri cian with the State Insurance De partment, was also put on the stand by the State to say that ah overload on the wires sufficient to havp caused a fire would have blown out in the building. S. N. Powell' gave testimony for the defense as to his going to the front of the' store (he night of the fire when he saw smoke coming from the building shortly be fore the alarm was sent in. Several character witnesses were piit on by the defense. When counsel tor the defense called a I6ng list of some 53 or 60 individuals to be used as character witnesses. Judge Grady sent the Jury out and arranged with, counsel to leave them off. The State admitted that all of them would have testified to the good character of the the defendants, and the jury was so Informed when they were brought back tn. . , ! r -2 AROUND TOWN License Is Issued—One marriage li cense Issued Monday was taken out for OlUe DavL; and May Mullen, a white couple of this county. l'rof. Alderman Rallies—Prof. J. T. Alderman, who is seriously ilpfat Ma ria Parham hospital, has rallied sHght iy today, according to reports from his bedside. (Jons To Meet—The Lions club will hold its regular meeting tonight at 7 o'clock in the Croatan club rooms. No Prayer Meeting—There will be no prayer service at W<nt End Bap tist church tonight itw as announced today by Rev. E. R. Nelson, the pastor, on account of the revival xi First Raptiat church. Rev. Mr. Nelson urges his members to attend the meeting at the Baptist church to night . 35fettlieran«Bsttjj StHpafrb Adequate Defense For U. 5. Mrs . Cooper's Plea To D.A. R. Points to Recent Events in Far East as to What May Hep pen to America if Nation s Protection'ls Allowed to Lapse Into Insecurity "There must be no war, but the only guarantee of peace is strength," declared Mrs. Sydney P. Cooper, of Hendefeon, State D. A. R. regent, in her annual message to the State con ference at Durham last night "To be prepared, in such a country- as ours, is to remain at peace and be for ever undefoated. '•‘The vital business of protecting the nation has been thrust somewhat, Into the background during the last few years. Statesmen and politicians ooncern themselves with other mat ters that seem more important for the moment. But the happenings of late In the Far East should serve as a sharp lesson to us all of what can, and will, happen .if we are made the object of a sudden ( attack by some enemy It is for us. the daughters of our dead heroes, to bring it home to our politicians and statesmen that (he women of this great country insist on her having much powers of self defense htat none will.dare to attach her. "It is a very great and soleaip charge that has. been bequeathed to us, this charge of hoping clean and fresh the record of high patriottsxhj and devoted Idealism to opr country. The Revolutionary period, in which, our forefathers lived, was fraught, with a great moment not oifly to the newborn nation and American terri tory—but to thousands of people 4 across the seas, to whom it brought new hope and aspirations.” . , Tracing the rapid expansion of the country from the time of its , organi sation into a republic, Mrs. Cooper paid high tribute to thi Revolutionary fathers and to those who started the government on its course. Tse con. stitution was termed the greatest document ever written, serving .wall with only few changes for a century and & half. ; "We are the product of the past," she continued, "Its hopes, fears, pur poses. aspirations have entered into all that has brought ils to the pre sent. They of the bygonrf years were the warp and woof that have brought the pattern of today, of which wfe are an integral part. The future: awaits upon life's fashioning of the presenL We are both of the past, and the media through.which tomor row's design shall emerge, for. life as a whole." Summarizing the many accomplish ments of the State Daughters of the American Revolution during the past year and urging continued efforts along patriotic, educational, historical and benevolent lines, Mrs. Cooper sugi gested the qualities of concentration. Cs to be continuously remembered in organisation.. work. Special efforts and high leadership were urged at the present time, for two particular reasons, the bi-Centen nlal celebration of the birth of George Washington and the fact th.*t the na tional prestige and power have made .ala government a' target of assault both from without and within, the State regent declared. “We- have need to make every ef fort at the', present time to keep our land in safety,” she asserted. “The news brought to us a short time back from Sen Salvador, and the dire re sults of the ‘Red’ uprising there, with the accompanying news of the Com munist revolts in Spain, are too re cent for us to forget "The fact is registered in our minds that' our own United States far from being immune Is threatened seriously, and even dangerously, with such peril. These influences must be watched carefully and gtfafded against with ail our strength. The ugly head, of Communism must never be permitted to life itself in our Laud. “The women can <fo much to help In this matter by'instilling into the minds of children and foreigners the laws of our land, showing the mean-' ing of those laws and the importance of respecting them. We must refrain from criticism and disparagement of our country, and the laws laid down by our government. Courage of con victions is needed ,to help us work always to keep our nation first Ui our hearts and minds and in the front ranks of everything fine and modern." Concluding, Mrs. Cooper sounded an appeal for Improved ' democracy. “If democracy is to live,and grow,” she said, "it must he an enlightened, an instructed ,a spiritualized body. ] It must increase in patience, in faith, in loyalty as it ever aspires to the higher and the nobler. j ' * ■ Him CLASS IS : TAKEN TO RALEIGH t Colonel Olds Shows Tljem Over The City Tq Many Places of Interest in i On last Saturday < morning, Miss Nobles’ class in history in the Hen derson high school, a happy, expectant group of boys and accompanied by Mesdames Knott, Eppcs and Row land, Misses Noble and Blue. Messrs. Rose, Miller and Bell, journeyd to Ra leigh to see the sights. At 9 a. m. they were met at Capitol Square by Colonel Fred A. Olds, who presented them to Uic war governor. Zebulon B. Vance. IThen followed a survey of the Capitol. Here Colonel Olds turned the hands of time into the futufc and the boys and girls be came the officials arid taw-makers of North Carolina. After the induction ceremonies, Gov ornor James Cooper, Lieutenant-Gov ernor Haywood Phillips, Speaker Jose phlhe- Martin and the members of the Legislature were escorted by Colonel Olds to the North Carolina School for the Blind. Here.they became boys and girls again, and realized that stu dents grouping in darkness "/ere their superiors in arts, crafts, music and the three R’s. After an Interesting hour they sallied forth to the pen itnentiary. The prison was explored from kit chen to death chamber. The first, second, and third class prisoners were recognized by their dress; the num ber of young women prisoners was shocking; the eight men in death row and the electric chair cast a gloom over the recently smiling faces. From the prison they were taken to Dix Hill, but no one was eager to linger here for long. The Return to Raleigh, leading through the farms, was followed by dinner which “hit the spot” for the hungry youngsters. After dinner, trips to the Haii of History, the Supreme Court room, the Museum, the Governor's Mansion, the churches, the airport and State Col lege followed. The boys and girls met Judges Clarkson and Brogden. Judge Clarkson told them a few jokes and sent them on their way. It will be gratifying to the mothers and fathers to know that Colonel Olds complimented the children on their excellent behavior and dress.— Reported. LEGMIARY MEETSjNOXFORD Henderson Unit Expected to Send Large Delegation to Attend • The eighth district meeting of the American Legion AuxfluP will be get 4 fa Oxford Friday afternoon «t 3 o’clock In' the Woman’s chib build ing. This district Is composed of units from Chapel HHI, Oxford, Durham, Warren ton and Henderson. Mrs- T. G. Stem; district commlt toawoman, will preside at the meet t*All members of the local unit pos sible ar* urged to. attend and those who have no means of transportation, call Mrs. J> W. Jenkins so that trano port&tivft Way be provided. SKIM OF SNOW IS OBSERVED IN OTY Temperature# Still Low end Skieg Overcast Most of f the Day A slight skim of snow fell hero again early today and eras coming down in a heavy fall shortly after daybreak. It was not sufficient to stick on the ground, however, except In spots. Low temperatures that settled over the section over the week-end con tinued, with a minimum Tuesday night of 28 degrees. The for the period was 45 degrees. The skies were overcast and cloudy weather prevailed all night and dur ing the forenoon today though the Bun peeped through the clouds shortly after the noon hour for a while. Fur ther winter weather was forecast by the Weather Bureau for this section. Travelers from south of the city ar riving during the forenoon reported a considerable snowfall there, and re» ports from Eastern Carolina said that in many places there was a consid erable snowfall in the early morning. statestudeNt to BIRMINGHAM CLl}B Raleigh, March 9 -Tom Hen me. a; studeht at N. C. State College', will re-' port soon for <tke baseball. Cndhlag camp of thp Birmingham, Ala. base ball club. Hoarne is from Albemarte. He did not play baseball for State, but per formed at MoCally 1 during .his., prep school days, Hearne plays third. - ■ - ■ L f *' p. 8. LAUNCHES new sub FRO MPORTSMOUn* YARDS Portsmouth, N. H.. March 9. The seventh of the nine fleet submarined authorized in thq naval building pro program of 1915 was; launched yester day at the Portsmouth .navy yard. Which way. • • would you rather cook? - > By Old Method* With "‘Ait lair Smoke And i! io* v ; ■ls Sa Fume *’ 01 Th « | Cleanliness And Electric Cookery] WHAT joy to a woman’s heart is a set of ' cooking utensils that keep gleamingly itSoKU clean and new foreverl Electric h«*t it «a clean •§ SUNSHINE. You ccm cook this modern way for less than one cent a meal a person. Come in and let LIBERAL us show you the many ways in which electric ALLOWANCE cookery will save your time . . . help you cut vrfcl TD your work in half. FOR YUUK OLD STOVE GENERAL e ELECTRIC <io -^^ n ■Hvtftcinf 2 YEARSTO AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC RANGE ' ' ■ ■ Residential One Os The RATE MHSGWUTmH Combination ' Lowest Rates “T 6 1 coottwa 1 1 — 1 —i —** ie Rate I Mtt Carolinas CARO LINA Power A light Company WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1932 Badges Presented Many Scouts At Honor Court Exercises Held At Episcopal Parirft l House T uc *dav „ .L*en»rtf and Largely Attended; Scout Executive Humphreys Is Present end Speaks __ _/ The Boy Scout Court of Honor was held Tuesday night ml the Episcopal FVuWh House. A splendid crowd of Scout supporters war epreaent. Dif ferent phases of Scouting in the way of promotion were brought out toy C. Humphreys, scout council executive, ae the boys received their badges. The members of the count presented the badges. After the presentation of the badges Troop No. 31 gave a short program, mainly consisting of an Indian campfire powwow. Troops 30 and 31 both of Hemjer&on were the only troops present. At the conclusion of the count a meeting of the local scout council to discuss various kerne of interest to aoouting in Henderson and surround ing territory. Dr. Hodge A. Newell presided. The following is the hat of beyfs of troop.f 30 and 31 that came before the aourt foe their various badges: Walter Stone, tenderfoot. Bobby Furman, tenderfoot. Lyman Fogieman. tenderfoot. Noel Hobgood, second class. Tommy Crudup, second class. Clyde High*, second class. George Gerber, second class. Ellard Tow, second class, John Sustare, Merit badge, -electri city. __ Billy Powell, merit badge, . pcuhh- Cinding. bookbinding.; . public; beijtii. Doug' PleTpodt,- merit-bridge, -person al health, firemanabip. * Al Wetter, merit badge, personal health, public health. Asa Parham, merit badge, reptile j Asa. Parham, merit badge, reptile study, first aid to animals. Alvin Farris, merit badee city, plumbing. tl "* n * h«lrth my RWySt * r - mCrit ***** Public m " K Edwin Wdlkerson, merit badge fir. Wndey Adams, merit badge. f, rsl m to animals, personal health. , cw ,,. study. Ed Dixon, merit badge, first *id animals, ftremanship, star scout Hodge Newell, merit badge, cari>cn try. y " . J* 0 /”; merit bad ««- Personal headth. bookbinding, pathfinding star soout. C J reoce badge, path finding, civics. FIDDLERS MEET AT ZEB VANCE FRIDAY An "Old Time Fiddler's Convention” is to be given at Zeb Vance high pchool Friday night. February n, 8 o’clock, it was announced today, for ths benefit of the school athletic as sociation. Prizes are to be awarded fiddlm and members of the audience who hold lucky numbers will also be award ed a prise. A small, admiafe lon will be charged ; —1 . 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