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(§|j_lbg_Storyj>f an Girl
“LAURA. BART Tou>« got to
• iVx lor. You r* sick.’ Ey«
Uifil to hmnnr her.
“No ... no . “
She II (wed mori tturn i Victor If
»ou don’t hurry.” **Kl Mrfc Morrl
(O’. oM flannel bath roha p U ||,o '
u.quHy about h*r.
"• won l ** v « *« doctor!- moaned
la»u-a. a rithing from pain. Her face
’frosty and drawn Her e>**
with terror. "I won’t?“
Mra Morrl. pulled Lillian over to
the ..de “She II dlo If , OU don ,p, t
a dex't or - fc
-I’d rather die than hav, 0 n~'"
w reamed the tortured I«a U ra.
Now she was doubled up with
pain. The little bed nquenked with
her Inceseont motion.
I haven t any money—no money
to pay for a doctor,” Laura said
through her clenched teeflt. “No
money— *
get wm« money, somehow
—" Exa aald. looking at Mr*. Morris.
“Well pay him. Laura—”
“I d rather die than have bills to
pny—l have no money!*
"We’U get some money, l J»ura.“
Lillian pleaded.
“No money ... no Job . . . how can
1 pay . how can any of ur pay
Laura gasped the weeds.
Mra Morris pushed past Lillian
'nd Kve. through the doorway.
It eeemed but a few momenta be
fore she returned and with her came
a sleepy-eyed little man. carrying a
do* tor’s kit In on* hand while he
pulled his coat together In the from
attempting to hide hie pajamas
“There she ls“ said Mrs Morris.
Ith an air of authority.
The man sat on the side of the
bed; his quick, muscular hands
moved beneath Laura's hands
“There? That’s where It hurts?"
They knew by the way Laura
jerked It was
He looked up at Mrs Morris and
nodded. Lillian and Eva knew that
Mrs Morris had diagnosed the case
correctly. Appendlcltisl
“She won’t have to go to the hos
pital will she. doctor?” breathed
The sleep-swollen eyes of the doc
tor were kind but stem. He stud:
“Yes Light away.*
“You won’t let him send me to a
hospital Eve? Don’t—don't!"
“1 jujia, honey. The doctor aaya
you must go.”
Lillian put a freshly cooled towel
e l.aura's head. For a second or so
It wenied the terrific pain stopped.
Pie -topped writhing and struggling.
Ht-r vol< e became natural In its
ton., is she aald: "A girl without
a fob can’t afford to get sick t
can i even afford that lve known
tor a long time . . . that pain was
staring me But I needed my money
tor car fare —”
The doctor stepped out of the
room and Mrs Morris followed
Above the noise of early taxi cabs
and milk carts they could hear the
Irurs-unt dinging of the ambulance
hr 11 It sounded In the little ipstnirs
room so plainly.
And when the white-coated in
ternes hurried up the stairs end
pushed Into the room, with the
•tn-ichei between them It was like
Sorm- horror stene In a movie . . one
from which you could look away Just
b turning your head . . . end when
you turned your eyes back again
there would be smiles and soft mu
•ic. romance where the horror scene
had been.
Laura screamed and spent much
strength trying to reals*.
Long after they had carried her
down the stairs Lillian and Eve
could hear her crying she wouldn't
go she'd rather die
Lillian kept thinking over Laura's
story of her long night away troin
them- that last night In life
—and she could not And >n answer
to the question it inspired . . , which
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“We'll Ut War w •rrr now.”
oohbed back and forth In her mind:
“When a girl hasn’t car fare and
she’s too nick and tired to walk
what then?*’
Lillian went with Eve to Laura’s
mother and stepfather that >»fter
noon and broke the news
“Yes." her stepfather sold." well
take care of the funeral ami every
Evo almost thanked him, he ac
cepted the responsibility so amicably
laiura's mother, a tired, sad-eyed
little woman, covered her face and
scarcely said a word.
It was a week later, when they
saw her. that she let out why her
husband accepted the tank an he
“Laura carried Insurance." she
said, “and when she couldn't keep
up payments any longer he had her
make It out to him. and he had It
paid up."
“Will tha money help you. tooV
Eve a«ke<i
The sad eyea became a little sad
der as the little woman answered:
“We paid the rent for the first time
In three months. My husband has
been of work—and It takes mo
much to clothe and feed four little
children and keep them in school."
Lillian and Eve came sway from
the small apartment In the Bronx
feeling that Laura would have been
pleased to know she had contributed
to the little family, even by her
That afternoon when they reached
their room Mrs Morris had packed
up Lillian's and Eve's clothes and
placed their suit cases In a smaller,
darker room at the far end of the
There was a room-for-rent sign on
the outside door as they came In.
“Girls, I’m aorry. but 111 have to
have that room." Mrs. Mortis told
them. “You owe ma over two weeks'
rent as it It and I’ve lost rent on
Eve. who had been looking out for
herself since she was Sixteen, un
derstood what the road sings of pov
erty on the highway of jobless
friendless girls were. She knew that
they had to pay or leave Mrs. Mor
ris’ soon—
"I think we’d better leave," Eva
told Lillian when they had shut the
door of the dark, aultry room.
“We could go to that Girls’ Horn*
a few streets over. I noticed the
They didn’t say tt in mo many
words, but the real reason they
wanted to leave Mrs. Morris’ house
was the memory of Laura.
“She said we could stay here for
a few days until we could get some
money for her." Lillian said. “Thia
bed looks as if it would fall apart
should both of us get in It—"
Eve walked to the one email wtw
<e>w and drew up the shade. It
opened on a narrow Iron Are escape
which led Into an alley two floors
"She knew we’d want to leave
when she told us the price—four
fifty each for this!" said Eve
"And we only paid two and a half
each for the other room." said Lil
“Yes, you see. she thought we
would raise the dickens and thee
she would tell ns te get out—and
she would keep our clothes for what
we owed."
Lillian said she never would have
thought of that.
Eve began pushing up the little
window easily
“Laugh." whispered Eve. “talk!
Make all the noise you can so she
won't hear me raising this window."
Lillian scraped a chair and then
kicked it over on the floor, making
« fuss, which muffled the sound of
the window being pushed as high
as it would go
Eve lifted the suitcases out on the
landing and motioned for Lillian to
follow her onto the steps.
So they tripped down the narrow
Iron stairs and let themselves down
Into the ash-canned cluttered alley.
“Well let hpr worrv now,” said
Hut she and Lillian were tai trom
free of their problem. They were
faced with finding ■ bed sot the
night and between them they had
but a dollar and a half!
Gift Tax Advocated
As Effective Stopper
To Inheritance Leak
Some Senators Oppose Moves as Socialistic Al
though Favoring Moderate Inheritance Taxation
(Editor’* Note; Thia te the fourth
of tt brief, fovy-te-rwui dlepatehen
explaining simply end concretely
the federal government's tav prob
lem ).
Central Tress staff Writer
Watth{ngl}>n. AplriJ 12—Howev«r
nvarry loophole* there may be in the
treasury’s method of income tax col
lection. Representative C. William
Ramseyer of lowa fneMts that there
can be but on» serious leak in the
collection of inheritance taxes.
That leak is through the giving
away of great estates by their own
ers to the owners’ expectant heirs
while the original owners themselves
are still In the lend of the living.
Advocates Gift Tax
It is a leak. Representative Run
seyer believes, which can be effectively
plugged up by the slapping on of an
air-tight gift tax. for which he brought
plans back to Washington from his
home in the Ha/wkeye state, together
with a schedule of Increased inherit
ance rate*, when congress convened
last December.
The lowan, as has been mentioned !
befort, favors heavy death duties not i
only for revenue but also as a means
of breaking up the country's swollen
fortunes generation by generation.
As likewise has been mentioned.
Senator William H King of Utah, a
veteran of the upper congressional
chamber's finance committee is one
among a considerable number of
statesmen who object to the govern
mental breaking up of private for
tunes. as socialistic. He doe*, how
ever. acquiesce in a moderate rate of
inheritance taxation for revenue
raising purpose*.
''But," says Senator King, "the fed
eral government must be cautious in
resorting to it. lwrt k trench upon the
necessities of the states, which quite
generally have adopted it to meet
their requirements.”
This raises another difficulty i n the
way of federal budget -balancing.
If Uncle Sam draw* too greedily
upon the states’ taxation sources he
will dry them up for the state*—and
their thirst will be his. In the long
Indeed, as Senator Hull of Tenneonee
emphasizes the whole tax problem
Prof. J. T. Alderman, 78,
Dies At His Home Here
(Continued from Page One.)
prominent place in the final rites.
The deceased is survived by his
widow and two children, Mrs. J. M.
Peace and John T. Alderman, Jr., all
of this city, and by two sisters, Mrs.
T. B. Parker, of Raleigh, and Mrs.
Lillie Mitchell, of Richmond, Va.; and
four brothers, J. O. Alderman, of Dur
ham, J. E. Alderman, Gastonia; A. E.
Alderman, Dunn, and L. W. Aider
man, Oxford.
Prof. Alderman was a prominent
member of many Masonic groups; had
been a member of the First Baptist
church of Henderson for 33 years and
much of that time either superinten
dent of the Sunday school or a mem
ber of the board of deacons, or both;
and was the founder and for 2? years
until he retired in 1923 superintendent
of the Henderson city schools. He was
a native of Sampson county, having
been born at Salemburg June 26, 1853.
He had lived in Henderson for 33
years. He was 3tate Senator In 1925
and 192* from the Vance-Warren dis
trict, where he was considered a
It was announced today that all oity
schools will dose tomorrow at noon in
honor of Professor Alderman, so that
the teachers and pupils may attend
the funeral services, which will be
at 3 o'clock In the afternoon at the
First Baptist church.
The deceased was the son of Rev.
A. B. and Penelope Eliza Howard
Alderman. He attended Salemburg
high school, graduated with the A.
B. degree from Wake Forest College
in 1880, and Married Miss Lillian
Frances Watson of Warren county,
August 22. 1894. His only two children
are Mrs. Virginia Alderman Peace,
wife of J. M. Peace. Henderson at
torney. and John T. Alderman. Jr.,
electrical engineer. He engaged in
teaching 20 years, and was super
intendent of the Davie county schools
eight years, superintendent of the
Reidsville city schools, and from 1894
to 1899 was in school work in Georgia.
He organized the Henderson city
schools in 1899, and served as their
superintendent until he retired In 1923*
having been a school superintendent
more than 30 years, and in school
work 50 years. In 1895 he was elected
president of Bethel College In Geor
gia, but declined.
Prof. Alderman was the author of
biographical and historical sketches
published in the North Carolina Book
let and other magazines. He was a
lecturer on North Carolina history,
and conducted teachers’ Institutes in
many North Carolina cities. He was at
one time chairman of the Baptist His
torical Commission, and delivered the
alumni address at Wake Forest Col
lege in 1901. He was several times
moderator of Tar River Baptist As
sociation, one of the largest In the
State, and was for 16 years a mem
ber of the board of directors of the
State School for the Blind in Raleigh.
Some of Prof. Alderman's greatest
activity was in the Masonic fraternity.
He was grand master of the North
Carolina Grand Lodge of Masons in
1914. was grand high priest of the
Grand Royal Arch Chapter in 1913;
grand master of the Grand Council in
V"' y : fU|.
v.tt ' m *£’
BL. -’
Representative C. W. Ramsever
i sone as much of local as of the cen
tral government.
Possible Savings
He urges co-operation between them.
"Enormous savings in leu taxen, lees
waste, less expenditures. le?6 debt and
the promotion "of equitable tax bur
dens." says th» Tennesseean, ’could
and should be effected by the careful
and systematic co-ordination of taxes,
expenditures and numerous other
over lapping functions and activities
of our federal, state and municipal
governments, thereby avoiding im
mense duplicate expenditures and
much burdensome double taxation.
"With modernized and uniform ac
counting methods installed in the
treasuries and other fiscal office* of
slate, county and municipal govern
ments, an outstanding accountant,
tav evpert and civil engineer or city
manager engaged by the federal gov
ernment, with similar co-operation
from the states, could offer a pro
gram that would save several billions
of dollars within three to five years."
Next: Government Needs Immediate
1912; president of the Order of High
Priesthood; was sent as representative
to the Imperial Shrine at St. Paul,
Minn., in 1908; was commander of the
Henderson Commandery, Knights
Templar, and co-author of the Masonic
code of North Carolina. He was made
a Mason in 1874.
Professor Alderman was about
equally well known for his school
work, his connection with the Masons
and in the Baptist denomination. His
death is the third to occur among the
older members of the board of dea
cons of the First Baptist church here
since the first of this year, the late
Judge Thomas M. Pittman and former
Sheriff Joseph S. Royster having died
several weeks ago.
The name of the deceased will for-
Os Henderson Lmlfff No. 229 A. F. and A. M. Wednesday
\ afternoon 1 :45 p. m. to pay onr last respects to onr de
ceased Brother. John T. Alderman, past Grand Master.
All Master Masons whether members of HENDERSON LODGE or
not are requested to attend.
By Order of the Worshipful Master.
S. H. Allen. SecretarV. a J
Specials tor Wednesday
71 lb. bar of laundry soap _ 25c
12 5c size washing powder _ 25c
8 boxes Sun Brite cleanser 25c
10 cakes Octagon soap -25 c
4 cakes Palm Olive soap 25c
Sea Mullets, lb.
Large Croakers, lb. __ -- -- -- - - 5c
Fresh Trout, lb. --
Fresh Perch, lb. 10c
Neck bones, lb. 5c
Picnic hams, small and lean, lb. 10c
Nelson’s Meat Market
Phone 31
ever be baked wijtb llw Henderson
city schools. Having organized fheda
in 1899 he was actively connected
with them until 1925, and nearly every
year even since then be wpa a promi
nent figure at commencement exer
cises and usually handed out diplomas
to the graduates, with an affectionate
word for each. Many member* of the
faculty of the city schools today went !
to school to him, and the mothers j
and father* of many of the children j
now in the school* were pupils of his
in the old days.
He was known os a kindly, gentle ,
spirit, loved and esteemed by every
one who knew him, and without an
enemy. Hie presence was an insplra- I
tion wherever he was, and hardly will
he be missed anywhere so much as
in his church, where he was a faith
ful and regular attendant at all times
when his health permitted.
Professor Alderman was known far
and wide in the State by politicians,
educational leaders and Masonic mem
bers. He had lived in more or less
retirement since he gave up the school
work eight year* ago. but was often :
seen about town, and always had a i
greeting for those who came in con- i
tact with him. Few men have lived 1
in Henderson who endeared them
selves to the community more than
Pallbearers for the funeral tomor
row will be as follows:
Active—K. L. Burton. R. J. Cor
bitt, T. H. Crudup, F. R. Harris, S. 1
T. Peace, S. H. Allen, R. S. McCoin.
R. B. Green, Dr. H. A. Newell, Dr. 1
R. T. Upchurch.
Honorary- All deacons of the First
Baptist church and members of the
Masonic fraternity to be selected by
that organization, and John D. Coop
er, Jr.. J. H. Bridgers, H. M. Lewis.
S. P. Cooper and B. Frank Harris.
Rehearsals are in full swing. Funny
lines are treing learned; humorous
stage situations are being perfected;
dainty feet cte tapping away at de
lightfully attractt”c dances; beauti
ful girls nr- tripping ba* k and forth,
and up and down the stage singing
catchy tunes—Again we say. rehear
sals are in full swing.
Under the direction of Margaret
Stanton, representing the Triangle
Producing Co., of Greensboro, N. C..
our school’s most attractive young
men, young ladies, and little tots
fast work.ng into shipe the Dig hit
musical comedy "Oh! Doctor’’ which
will be staged at Middleborg high
school auditorium on 1 j o;ty night,
April 19. Needless to sev, the best
dramatic and talent is laktng
part in this popular new musical hit.
The entire cast is well chosen and
includes the following: Frances Dow
ling, Doris Floyd. Elizabeth Hoyle,
Willie Gray Jackson, and little Louise
Duke; Perry Wilson, Preston Woodall.
W. W. Kimball, Jr.. Clement Shori.
Henry B. White, and Hunter Pas
Other outstanding features of the
show are the snappy choruses and
musical numbers, all tenlng towards
the making upo so one of the most
sparkling and enjoyable musical
comedies of the day. There are 80
people in the entire cast. —Reported.
Raleigh, April 12 —County delegates
to the 14 district conventions of the
North Carolina Cotton Growers Co
operative Association will meet fct
district headquarter* Thursday. April
14, at 2 *0 to elect nomine** for di
rectorships. Nominees in each distdict
will be voted upon by the member
ship in that district. Postcard ballots
will be used, and the pollß will be
closed May 6.
A removable, lined jacket.
A new, high neckline speMe
practicality and style in thk
CO-ED Canton Crepe at
Sees 14 to 20
Our new dress arrivals
include Summer Prints,
Navy Sheers and Crepes
pastel wash Silks and
knitted, one and two
piece styles, remarkab
ly low priced,
$1.29 to $16.50
Underwear has joined
with stockings in “going
mesh.” So we now have
mesh dance sets, and
step-ins waiting your
Crawford Daniel has
brought along to our
men’s tailoring depart
ment the Shaefer line,
and offers men’s suits at
$22.00 and $25.00 t
With everything in them
that present low priced
materials and workmen
anxious to please can
put together.
Broadcloth and Pique,
plain, printed and
stripes, 25c quality—
-3 yards for 50c
Children’s spring slip
pers, $2.00 and up,
Interwoven sox for men
—silk 75c and SI.OO,
, 50c i I
Catalina and Gage Hats
E. G. Davis &
Sons Co.

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