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HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH BtHMIaM Auwt IX IMA P(kll«M *»»»t ARmimb KictM Bi«4ir Bp fCNOERSON DISPATCH CO„ INC. ■ t IS Street BENRT A, DENNIS, Pros, sod Editor M. L. FINCH. Soc-Treai and Bua. Mgr. TKLCPIONM Editorial Office 7*3 Society Editor 11* fiuatneaa Office *l* The Henderson Daily Dispatch la a Member of the Associated Press. News* paper Enterprise Association, South* ern Newspaper Publishers Association end the North Carolina Press Associa tion . The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to use for republicstloa all npwa dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also the local news published herein. All rtchts of publication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. ■ INSCRIPTION PRICES. Payable Strictly In Advance. One Tear 16.0# •lx Months >.»• Three Months 1.10 Per Copy •* NOTICE TO SI'MSCRIBERS. Look at the printed label on your ?aper. The date thereon shows when he subscription expires. Forward your money in ample time for re newal. Notice date on label carefully and if not correct, please notify us at once Subscribers desiring the address on their paper changed, please state In their communication both the OLD end NEtV address. Netlesal Advertising Nepresentetlvee FROST. LANDIS A KOHN tit Park Avenue, New ferk City; II East Wncker Drive. Chicago; Walton Building. Atlanta; Security Building, •t Louis. Entered at the pest office in Hender aon. N. C., as second class mall matter r ‘ a.l tot CMSisr fc'nStiUy— nfc«.eti>Sie>nsA-aen; nj May 27 AN OLD MANS TESTIMONY —I have fought a good fight. I have fin ished my course I have kept the faith Henceforth there la laid up for mo a crown of righteousness —2 TimoUiyy 4 7. THE UNIVERSITY MERGER. Obstacles are being encountered by the committee that is laboring over *n acceptable plan for the merging of the State's three leading institu tions of higher learning, but that was to have been expected. These should not prove insurmountable, however, and probably will not be so in the and. While the public has not been in on the details of the three proposals in mind, there is a fairly general idea that the one concrete plan thus far submitted contemplates the transfer of the North Carolina College for Women at Greensboro and State Col lege at Raleigh to the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. That appears at the out aet to be wholly Impracticable, for the very good reason that property worth many hundreds of thousands of dollars in both Raleigh and Greens boro would have to be abandoned to accomplish it. If the disposition of this property were undertaken at this time, or at any time in the next few years, it would mean the sacrifice by tbe State of investments it could ill ♦fiord to give away, and at a time and under circumstances that would pot justify such a step. Even if the buildings in both plants were turned over to giber State institutions, as they probably would be .there are no funds available for their duplication at Chapel Hill to meet the absolute necessity for more room under such h merger program. There are many needs of the State that could be met by the use of these many fine build ings. and that transformation would be a comparatively simple process, if their duplication at Chapel Hill were first provided for. We cc;n see no particular objection, however to the elimination of cer tain departments that are duplicated, and the merger of these departments at one of the other of the three in stitution* wnere their functions could b« continued without impairing their efficiency. For instance, engineering schools are operated at both Chapel -Mill and Raleigh, and. since both are maintained by the State, they might «s well be combined. Just how far the merger Idea was carried in advance in the minds of those officials who put the merger bill through the 1931 legislature we have no way of knowing, but It would Mem that the plan would have been developed to the point where an agreement on the general scheme of things would be an easy matter, now that the time for filling in the actual details has arrived. The argument for the merger was. chiefly, a matter of economy, and that should and doubtless will be kept to the fore In whatever arrangement may finally be adopted. Another para mount consideration, too. is that there ahal) be no impairment of the ef ficiency of the training and Instruc tion the State shall be in position to offer to its youth in the changes to be pub into effect. CAMPAIGN EXPENSES. Expense items listed by the several candidates for public office in the coming primary make interesting reading all the way through. It la strange how every man or woman at ail interested in politics finds some* thing absorbing in such enumerations. One reason is that expense statements Indicate how much a man really de sires an office, or how well prepared be is financially to spend money for it, or how close friends he has who are willing to lend or glvs him money with which to carry on a cam paign against others who are likewise ambitious to have the same office. Maybe a partial combination of all these can be seen in candidates' filings. With a great many people there is always the suspicion that some can didate is buying votes. But there is probably very little of that going on. The object of the corrupt practices act was to compel the publication of expenditures, with the white light of public opinion beaming upon cam paign operations, so that It might be known just what tactics are resorted to to get results. A good deal of money doubtlees Is spent to pay work ers at the polls, to hire automobiles on election day and other kindred activities, but as for the paying of money to an individual to get him to cast his ballot one way or another, we believe there is very little of that going on. certainly in this part of the country. We do not doubt that in stances could be found, but hardly enough to infltence results, except in the rarest circumstance®. A lot of people have been anxious to see the expense statement of Sena tor Morrison, which ran close to $lO.- 000 Well, that Is a lot of money to be sp nt for an office, even for the United States Senate. But It Is not an outright purchase at that. Quite true that the average man would not have that much to spend, indeed hasn't it for any purpose, but for a candidate to wage a vigorous cam paign and pay his way at every turn of the road, it is not so difficult to figure out how so much money could be spent, and honestly. Especially Is that true with respect to a candidate who everybody knows has plenty of money and from whom every fellow is trying to get as much as possible. It is probably true that the cor rupt practices act has eliminated much that is crooked in election cam paigns. but even that law is not so airtight but that thousands of dol lars could be expended without a re port ever being made of It. But it has tended in the right direction, and. moreover, it has given the electorate a greater confidence in elections, with & semblance of evidence that they are on the level, at least in moat in stances. Then .too. the reports make very Interesting reading. GOOD FOR THE FAIR. We are glad the State Board of Agriculture has decided to hold the State Fair In Raleigh next fall as usual. And we predict that, with such economies as It will be possible to ef fect, both in the cost of amusements and otherwise, the revenue will be sufficient to pay expenses and the at tendance will be about up to the aver age. if the weather Is favorable for the week. One valuable aspect of this year's fair will be that It will show the peo ple of the State who do attend how the rest of the folks have been able to carry on during the stress of these times, and how the State has suc ceeded in adapting agricultural meth ods and practices to the changed con ditions and still has been able to count progress at many places along the line. It has always been an in spiration to us to walk through the exhibit halls and 3ee the marvelous achievements that are possible with farming in North Carolina by those who have the mind and the energy to make them possible. In these times, when there Is greater need than ever before that downhearted people shall find means of encouragement in their labors, there is abundant justification 'or going forward with the fair again. Another reason for the fair is the social feature that it affords. Visitors from many parts of the State can drive in during the forenoon, spend the day. see the sights, renew old acquaintances and get back home by a reasonable bedtime. This oppor tunity for social intercourse of the people from various sections of the commonwealth gives them a wider acquaintance with each other and brings them together on a happy oc casion. Furthermore, in addition to the educational features of the fair, the amusements afford a diversion from the ordinary, everyday humdrum of close living, and give this much recr-ation to thousands who would not otherwise have It. In this connection, it might be said that the Golden Belt Fair would af ford much the same advantages on a smaller scale here at home as are offered by the State Fair on a State wide basis. And we hope some way may be found to carry on with that enterprise this fall. We have attended the State fair In many different years, and have at tended every fair that has been held in Vance county since the present one came into existence in 1916. and al ways have found them to be both edu cational and recreational, and In every way enjoyable, so far as the pocketboqk would stretch to permit the latter. We are glad the State Fair plans bo carry on, and hope our own fair here at home can manage to do the same thing. Until nearly the middle of the 18th century Poland waa the second largest country la Europe. HENDERSON, (N. C.,) DAILY DESPATCH* FRIDAY, KAY, 1932 pi *1 JAMES VsWELLT" By Central Press New York, May 27—The Town On Parade; Confiscated firearms at po lice headquarters, ready to be dump ed Into the East river . . . Big mounted machine guns, stumpy, wick- a lice effort In the dens and dives and the expensive apartments of gang dom . . . These irngtreoedve symbols of death and a sort of implacable cowardice, group |1 together in a room like vipers found dead under an old log . . . And later, bound uptown, a glimpse, in a curioahop window, of an eighteenth! ceniiury sworddttck, sur prisingly effeminate with its scroll gold decorations and thin, Umber, in effectual blade . . . Romance versus machine-age slaughter. Shops . . The Little shop off Broad way in the West Fifties, which sells nothing except banners, tags, lapel buttons, miniature steins bottles, mugs, all shouting: “REPEAL, THE EIGHTEENTH AMENDMENT!” Tbe little shop in the Forties of the Times Square area which used to be a book store but which now has a restaurant in the back courtyard aimed at the Bohemian and the literitzy crowd The tiny joke and trick shop in Ninth avenue, with its wind*r»y display of nstoundingly RabeHaisian knick nacks. A MAnHATTANITE’S MI NINGS Qm it be true that the pigeons of Battery Park have been decimated by bard times and one ttung and an other? . . . My bag of popcor n was half full and no takers at the end of an hour ... I am tokl that an engineer once estimated the electricity consumed here evry day in trms of man powr . . . His figures indicated an average of 16 servants per hour in habitant . . . Every time I tur n my light switch I can thus vision sloe eyed Oriental menials whisking in battalions from every corner of my apartment to anticipate a whim. Who will collect in book form the fantastic accumulation of theories, haunches, dreams, mediumlatic solu tions, wild tips all totally erroneous, on the Lindbergh case? . . . Now that the tragic fate of the tot has been settled, many newspaper men to say nothing of squads of “interme diaries," are going around with slight ly sheepish looks and pink faces . .. They knew the child was alive and had a pretty accurate idea of where it was and with whom. PEOPLE AND PERSONAGES The entire Mary Roberts Rinehart family has a semi-secret but firm be lief in ghosts . . John Goulding who dltected “Grand Hotel” says that John Gilbert angled frantically for the part of the phalandering baron in the Picker but it went instead to 54-year old John Barrymore, who "possessed the proper elements of youthful charm and sophistication." Edmund Wilson the critic-novelist, who abandoned very considerable gifts to submerge himself in a sophomori ca% i a bid communism, believes that all the poets In Manhattan might to be herded to some upstate retreat and forced to write propaganda lyrics, a la Russe . . . Floyd Gibbons makes hx copies of all his radio spiels in advance, to guard against libel suits by listeners who may misunderstand what he babele into the mike. Leon Trotsky, the celebrated Marx ian. was once a movie extra In Holly wcok . . . Cliff Edwards, known as “Ukelele Ike.” w-ent on the air re cently protecting against playing the uke; he wanted to fry something dif ferent . . There is a firm specializ ing In radio effects which has lasted and described 28 different varieties of silence. ■ g Lumber is Maine's principal manu facturing product. Her Father Honored SBF Mr*.’Leila Morse Rummel. B‘J-year* old daughter of Samuel F. B. Morse, is shown as she broadcast from Paris on the 100th anniversary of her father’s invention of the electro magnetic telegraph. The program was introduced by President Hoover from Washington, and Signor Mar coni, radio wizard spoke from London, TODAY TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES Henry B. Baacom, noted bi ahop of the M. E. Church South and college preiddent, born at Hancock N Y. Died at U*teville,'Ky., Sepi. 8 1850. Amelia J. Bloomer advocate of temperance and womaqfe eights, born In Homer. N. Y. Died at Coun cil Bluffs, lowa, Dee. 30, 1894. 1819—Julia Ward Howe, Boston au thor of “BatUe Hymn of the Repub- Uc. whose long life to an elegy of irood work and deeds born in New York. Died In Rhode Island, Oct 17, 1910. 1835 Charles Francis Adams, cele brated Massachusetts railroad man. publicist, civic leader and historian, born in Bouton. Died in Washington D. C.. March 20, 1915. 1862—John Kendrick Bangs humor ist and editor, born at Yonkers N. Y Died at Atlantic Cityy, N. J. Jan 21 1922. 1867—Arnold Bennett, famous Eng lish author, born. Died March 27 1931. 1876 -Dustin Fkrnum, American ac tor born. Died July 3. 1929 1878—ishadora Duncan, Moat famous of American candera of her day, born In Ban Francisco. Died in France. Sept. 14, 1927. TODAY IN HISTORY 1564 John Galvin, famous Protes tant reformer, died at Geneva, aged 1703-Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg (Leningrad). 1&18—Battle of the AJsne began. 1929—001. Charles A. Lindbergh and Anne Spencer Morrow married at Englewood, N. J. TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS William H. Woodbin, New York manufacturer, president of the Ameri can Oar and Foundry, born at Ber wick. Pa.. 64 years ago. Benjamin R. Herts New York dra mslirt and specialist on Interior de corating born there 44 years ago. Joseph C. Grew, our Ambassador to Japan, born in Boston, 52 years ago William Fortune, noted Indianapolis citizen and civic leader bora at Boon ville, Ind., 69 years ago. Henry W. Taft, noted New York City lawyer, brother of the late Pres ident and Chief Justice, _t>om in Cin cinnati 73 years ago. Prof. Edwin Mims, Vanderbilt Uni versity (Tenn) teacher of Engglish and noted author, born at Richmond Ark., 60 years ago. Hunter L. Garyy, Kansas City. Mo. business executive, born in Macon, Mo., 48 years ago. Dr. Shepherd I. Frainz, noted Cali fornia prjvch-ologbit br>m at* J eheey City, N. J., 48 years ago. TODAY'S HOROSCOPE With this day oorries a more sensi tive disposition, retiring perhaps, and liable to be misunderstood. There is sound reason good judgment, prob ably good learning and manners, but the feedings will appear to be dispas sionate. Suasess follows this day. but friends are not plenty. ed automatics; long thin target pistols, deep-blue automatic rifle*; sawed-off shot guns and curi ously out-of-place hunting pieces .. Ail the result of three months’ po- CROSS WORD PUZZLE I Z ~3 ~3 %% 2222 282 ~S ~~7 ~S “ io ~1" 17 ia H l3 ~W/T w .is „ l&rn t*~ \7 ~ sj3jha“ t 9 “ „ i • _____ f*° . fcijSSHai 7+ ■ Hulls’ iSfejd ‘aa J islifi i ~ii|si 30 51 Hi 32 IP W 33 34 IP 35 ** ~57 30 llHi* IP 42. *43 IP^ 4 IP ~ |P 46 """ # ** 50 IT ” w/Msm/SA?* ~ ACROSS I—Rest salsa from free action (s—Raida 11—Rings loudly 15— Increased 14—Coverings of qogie seed* 16— Official residence of a Chiaen mandarin 18— Memorandum 10 —To make dull or stupid 22 — A vessel 23 A gum 24 A note of the scale 26 —Neither It —Church bench 28— Initials of one r of the United States / 29 Ornate residences •0 —Medical abbreviation Car the “White Plagua” 82—A doctor for mhnale, (colloq.) 33—Fresh 86—Parent 37—Anxious *9—Owns 41—Pertaining *> the rise and fall of the ocean ♦3—Member of a Mongolian tribe of the Tal race 44—One who unintentionally parts with toomethidg 16 — A plant 17— Crippled 19— Os greaterlextent in breadth 41—Cl Inbed / >2 —To divide /into two parts DOWN l —Crustaceans * —Sacred hull of ancient Egyptians B—A fruit 4 The Keystone state (abbr.) 5 Artful «—Air afUtatoi *' Waahington Mcrry-Goßound William Allen White Is Stript Constitutionalist On Wet Referendum Issue By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Staff Writer Washington. May 27.—Editor Wil liam Allen White of the Emporia (Kan.) Gazette is not the only dry who urges the eighteenth amend ment’s resubmission. Nevertheless he is nl a class by himself, by virtue of <hte Independence, moderation (in general, so why not inclusive of the wet-and-dry issue?) and exceptional all-around enlightenment. Consequently when an editorial ap peared recently in his famous news paper. strongly representing the de sirability of a prohibition referendum, a couple of questions occurred to me. 7 Bovin* animal 8— Make fresh B—Commotions to—Exhaust *2—Undermii*y. I*—A eyat 15—Brazilian coin A kind of frape fplurgl) i»—A metal 21—Inebriate 23—Replace 2«—A rodent 27 —Ap ineleeur* 30 —Trials «-?xpram)o. of *2 —Merc««nfy 35 To provide with a gang or craw 36 Watchful 38—Festive carrying device 46 Repair er ttt * ch by mean , of thread 42—Dreadful 44—Guided <5—A bone of the animal body 48—A pronoun 50—PveUx meaning two or twice Answer to Previous P**zsla which I greatly wanted to put to him. The average dry .even though he may Indorse resubmission, indorses it on the theory that Its result is sure to be dry, just as the average wet de mands It on the theory that its re sult is sure to be wet. I have dis cussed the subject with so many drys and wets that 1 am positive of this. The thing that hax puzzled me la; What would the drys’ policy be if the result should be wet, but not wet enough to repeal the amendment? x I decided to ask Editor White, "suppose tbe prohibition question were to be resubmitted,” I said, “with either one or the other of these two results: “I, A dry majority tne country over, but a wet majority in certain states— for example Massachusetts, Rhode Is land, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Il linois. Wisconsin and maybe a few more ;a national dry majority but a considerable sectional wet one.” (That Is to say, my Idea was to point to a solid block of adjoining states—and the ones named to adjoin, with the exception of a break be tween the easterly group and Illinois and Wisconsin, which would have been better omitted. On the opposite hand, Ohio, which had not had its re cent primary when I wrote, should have been added. This section has a population approximating 25.000.000 — about England's; nearly four times Canada's. Ie t lt defensible—anyway is it a practicable proposition?—for outsiders to undertake to keep such an empire dry against its wishes?— assumihg a referendum to have dem onstrated its preference to the con trary. perhaps Jjy a considerable mar gin.) "2. A national wet majority, falling short, however, of the requisite num ber of states to repeal the eighteenth amendment.” “In these respective cases," I asked Editor White, "what would you con sider the proper thing to do?” Answering, in as nice a letter as ever was dictated. Editor White says: "I would not favor a referendum unless it could .)e specifically pro vided that in the referendum an af firmative vote” (this clearly means an affirmation of repeal) “would be con structed ns a vote of the majority of the people in a majority of the states” (a three-fourths' majority. I presume, but the principle would be the same if the major?-y were to be Interpreted Mom Numskuu. „ | f DEAR-NOAHIF Yol)R V4I FES DRESS COST SEVENTY FIVE CENTS, MOW MUCH WOULD IT TAKE TO DOLLAR UP? PFAR NOAH* IF you V/EftE buying picnic, dishes, how MUCH WOULD Too Paper, cup? rir-v — HaßolO ftOHO. MASON OTf, IOWA, T ' StNOIN YSUH NUMS No*n»ws * NOWL. ae only a bare majority), "which would also be a majority of the peo ple in the United States Even though there might be a majority 0 f the people in the United States in favor of the referendum. I should in sist that the referendum should carry a majority of the people in a majority of the states. "Second. I thins my answer to question No. 1 answers this. I would insist upon a majority of the states as well as a majority of the voters affirming the amendment" (obviously meaning an amendment repealing tht eighteenth.) "Without both I should fee! that the referendum had failed and it should be so stated in the law or clause pro moting the referendum," Perfectly plain, isn't it? Editor White is as strict a constitutionalist as any brother dry. W. H. Boyd Registered Engineer and Surveyor Office in law Building Office Phone 198 Home Phone I<t Du. K. H. Pattehsoi. Est Stfbt Sptruhtt Ilain>Bßsoir. N O. Master Hand Transplanters For Tobacco At less Than Cost I Legg-Parham Co. SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY TRAINB LEAVE HENDERSON AS FOLLOWB No, NORTHBOUND 108 8:48 A. M. for Richmond. Washington New York, connect Ing at Norlina with No. 18 ar riving Portsmouth-Nnrfolk It RS P. M. with parlor-dining car ser vice, 4 2:52 P. M. for Richmond and Portsmouth. Washington. New York. 192—9:48 P. M. for Richmond Washington and New York. 6—3:28 A. M. for Port*m«uith- Norfolk Washington. New York. No. SOUTHBOUND 191—<5:43 A. M. for Savannah, Jacksonville, Miami. Tampa. St Petersburg. 3—3:45 p. M for Kaieigh. 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