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CRIMINAL COURT IS FINISHEOFBR TERM Docket Cleared Except For Cases Not Yet Ready For Trial SENTENCES ARE GIVEN Hwj Radford GfU IS Month*. Edi- M Hiclu 40 Days Si Jail; Dr. J. D. Muse Is Fined $5 And The Cod* The October criminal term of Vance Superior Court came to a close here at noon today, after clearing the docket of all jail cases but one and of all other cases that were ready for trial. Several sentences were imposed be fore court ended. The last case to be tried wju that in which Dr. J. D. Muse was charged with driving an automobile while drunk. The '.jury brought in a verdict of guilty of dis orderly conduct, and the court im posed a fine of $5 anid costs. Edison 1 licks was convicted of be ing drunk, pleaded guilty, and Was sent to jail for 40 days. Henry Itadford was sent to the roads for 12 months on conviction by 9 jury’ yesterday of transporting and possessing liquor and assault with a deadly weapon. Jake Dennis, a Franklin county man. pleaded guilty to possession of liquor and judgment was suspended on payment of the costs. Hubert Norwood. Negro, arrested in Norfolk last summer on a charge of killing Jess*. C. Caudill, white man, here on June 2D, 191-1, is to remain In Jail until the January term of court without trial because a witness in Norfolk was unable to come here to appear for the State. The term has been presided over by Judge W. C. Harris, of Raleigh, and the criminal docket has been prose cuted by Solicitor W. H. S. Burgwyn, of Northampton county, who was holding here the first tetm of court falling to him since he was appointed solicitor two weeks ago by Governor Gardner to fill out the unexpired term of R. Hunt Parker, elevated to the bench on the death of Judge Midyctte la it month. Solicitor Burgwyn. al ready well known to hundreds of Hen-, derson and Vance county people, made a good impression and extended even further hi 3 acquaintances m !he community. WINTER CROPS TO BE PLANTED SOON Recent Rains Make It Pos sible For Farmers To Get Off To Start Rains that fell here during the mid dle of the week.have conditioned the soil for the plartting of winter grain crops, and farmers wilt now busy themselves in preparation for job. J. W. Banders, county agent, said to day. Mo*t of the winter crops v.-ill consist of wheat, largely for house h >!d consumption, and oats, bat ley ar>d rye for feed, lie predicted a greater crop than in any recent year in this county, as farmers will go In for these grains as a means of off setting the shortage in hay produc tion in this county from summer ef forts as the result of the long dry hot weather. ' Turnip greens and collards, furni--h --ing vegetable food for farm families have been held back in growth bv the dry weather, but have had a good lift toward maturity by the rains of the week, and have created more of a spirit of optimism among the farm ers. HENDERSON SATURDAY S W OCTOBER 15 hOWNIE^i mi Bro/: BIG 3 RING gjjf CIRCU/ 5Qf smeKs sßßßggamaa—a two shows Zand a rm. doors open 7and 7pm GBCX2GE 3HLAJ^MEFOEZD AND THE FAMOUS HANNEFOBD FAMILY OF BOERS RUPk 'famous OWENS MORALES FAMILY *„**»**£• ss^ssssssss?. Grandstand Showday-j-10:30 A. M Circus Grounds—Corner and Maple Streets Most Os School Trucks Found In Bad Condition Grand Jury Report Says Defective Steering Gear, Brake*, Step*, Door* or Other Appliance* Wrong on All But Four That Are Cla**- ed as “O. K. ‘; Recommendation* Made Most of the 41 school trucks that transport children to school in Vance county are defective in some measure, some of them seriously, and need re pairs, and' some one should be held responsible for the condition, the grand jury serving at the October term of Vance Superior Court said in It* report to Judge W. C. Harris, handed In Thursdky afternoon. The matter of school buses was glyen more detailed attention in this report than by any grand Jury in rgeent years. It was stated that many trucks are over-loaded, some carrying ris many as 65 children. ■ A committee of the grand jury whs assigned to examine the trucks, and they obtained the services of State: Highway Patrolman Bailey to assist' them in the inspection. The were given in some detail for each individual truck, only four' of which were listed as “0.K." and the general report to the court signed by W. H. Boyd, foreman, said that "the main tenance of these trucks Is not being properly attended to." Defects in the trucks consisted of bad steering gears, foot breaks, steps, horns and other troubles. Ths special truck committee consistd of W. R. Trogdon. J. A. Turner and Ft. J. Daniel. Their report was given to the grand jury along with the report on individual trucks. The comment made was: VANCE DELEGATES AT GRANGE MEET Group Returns From Greens boro; Big Crowd For Winston Meet Six members of the National Grange in this county attended the conven tion of the North Carolina branch of the Grange in Greensboro this week, and have returned home. They arc J. W. Sanders, master of the countywide Grange, and Mrs. Sanders, and fir. and Mrs. Hamilton Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. H B. Parrott. A large delegation of Vance county Grangers will most likely attend the national convention to be held in Winston-Salem next month, and are equipping themselves for that gather ing. They will go there to get the seventh degree, which is the highest ranking in the national order. A State degree team is to be in this county Monday night. October 17, to give the sixth degree to a large delegation, many of whom took the fifth degree at a service in Middleburg Thursday night of this week in preparation for that event. In the class at Middle burg were 35 out of 39 who had an nounced their intention of taking the degree at that time. The Grange organization was in troduced into this county only this year, hut it has grown to all parts of the county, and there are now five subordinate chapters and one county wide association, or Pomona degree, as it is known. Resolutions adopted at the Greens boro meeting relating to taxes and various other governmental reforms had been previously adopted by the countywide Pomona Grange in this county. The State convention also went on record as supporting the pro hibition law's as they are now on the statute books. 3fa>uagrgmiflaflg gfapatrf? "We find there Is no spare tire on any of the Vance county trucks and drivers are not furnished with any thing to repair tires. Most all signs on rear doors have been painted over and all the trucks are over-loaded, some trucks parrying as many as 60 children. Middleburg is transporting 210 children with three trucks. Some children axe hauled six or seven miles when they live within one mile of an other school. We are told that truck brings children from one mile of Epsom arpund by the fair ground at Henderson' and , carries thein to Aycock. We think the transportation of children in this county could be greatly simplified. Not any pf truck have lights. Our information is tpat Miss Irene'Newton/'driver of. Adack No. 87/ and Ernest Hope, driver -of truck No. 6 has nos had sufficient experience operating fcn automobile to be able to handlg-the trucks of the county schools. W 4 is a Committee re commend that some one be held re sponsible for the proper maintenance and operation of our school buses in order that the school children may bp at all times safely and comfortably carried to and from the schools, of this county, as we find from pur re cent inspection that the school buses are not kept in the condition they should be for the safety and comfort of the children during the severe weather of the winter months." i FIRE PREVENTION WILL [OBSERVED Next Week Is Set Aside Throughout Nation For That Purpose PROCLAMATION ISSUED Governor Gardner Call* Upon Pouplt of State To Give Their Coope ration to The Large Undertaking Fire Prevention Week will be ob served in Henderson, next wpek urn , der the auspices and with the assis tance of tjie fire department. Fire Chief E. T. Shepherd said today the t”uck would not parade th- street l v-ith i*s decoiattShs and fire preven tion banners in the manner of recent years, but that*large quantities of literature on fire prevention, to be re ceived from the StAte Department of insurance would be distributed to school children and others. The fire chief said the public would be asked to cooperate to the extent '.hat householders would be called on to clear out debris from gutters and crevices, with ti e gathering and car ting away of leaves from trees.; all of which constitute a fire hazard. There are numerous methods In which the public can cooperate in the work, he said, and ventured the pre ! diction that if all of this werie done, I it would go a long way toward eli minating many fires that not only create inconveniences, but which cause suffering and material losses and damage. Governor O. Mar Gardner has is sued a proclamation calling on ~thfe citizens of the State to join in the Fire Prevention Week movement. His proclamation said: ‘‘lt is my firm belief that fire pre vention should be accepted as a major civic duty by every good citizen of the State. During the year 1931, two hundred and fourteen North Caro linians lost their lives by fire. In ad dition, during the same year fire de stroyed property valued in excess of thirteen million dollars. This is the direct loss; it i 3 impossible to esti mate the indirect losses incident to the destruction of lives and property. “Therefore, in compliance with Sec tion 6080 of the Consolidated Statutes of North Carolina, I do hereby set aside the week of October 9th as Fire Prevention Week, and do urge the people of North Carolina to accept the responsibility thpt is theirs in this connection. I call upon them to co operate with their Insurance Depart ment. their local fire department, and all of the agencies that are working to save life and . property from the hazard of fire. \ , "Done at our Capital City of Ra leigh. this the third day of October, In the year of our Lord one thous and nine hundred and thirtj-ttfo, and in the one hundred and fifty-seventh year of American Independence.” * *r Handling Democratic Publicity Raleigh. Oct. 7 (AF)—Johnston Avery, publisher and Editor of the Lo nolr News-Topic, published at Lenoir has taken over the direction of pub licity for State Democratic headuart ers here. Avery is one of the beet known news pwpermen in the State. iii LIQUID • TABLETS - SALTS Checks Malaria in S days. Colds ftnt day, Headaches or Neuralgia la SI mtamtee. - 666 SALTS for w»An COLDS. Most Speedy Jfcpsdfas tape LONG REPORTFROM GRAND JURY GIVEN Lifting of Foreign Corpora . tion Property I* Being “Attended To“ SOME COMMENDATIONS Percentage of Taxes Collected Year Declared Among Highest Any where la Stole aad Sheriff In Congratulated A lengthy report to the court was turned in Thursday afternoon by the grand jury serving during the Oc tober term of Vance Buperlor Court, for trial of crlynlnal matters, and pu merous county activities cade In Sor mention. Some drew high commen dation, including the county hospital and the Scott Parker Sanatorium, and for others there was criticism and re commendation. It was stated that all county money on deposit in the Citizens Bank and Trust Company was secured, and thaf ’'all county funds ip the First Na tional Batiks irhicb ‘were released on October 4, 1932, would be protected by security immediately." A number of magistrates were named < as having mufle to report to this term of court. It was otMed that Chairman S. B. Rogers,’ of the Boapd of, County Cony missionters. had advised that the board was. attending to the beat of its ability the recommendation In the re port of the June grand jury that "property of certain foreign corpora tions not listed.for taxes be listed” It referred to a letter from Mr. Rogers, attached ty the report, which said the board had’ “carefully considered” the matter of getting aLll property on the books, “especially tobaefco and cotton held by agents for foreign corpora tions.” It was stated tbat "we are do ing our level best to see that a com plete itemised list is furnished by each and every person, firm or corpora tion, who as owner or agent held real or personal property on the first day of April, 1932. as the law directs." A postscript to the chairman's letter said that "we think’ it would be a good idea to secure a whole time man on running down this omitted property, with authority to put such on the tax books and collect the taxes." The grand jury report concurred in the judgment of the commissioners in deferring action on & previous grand jury recommendation for a bell in the court house, the grounds being the expense neoes^ary. The report fourth that' w ‘the percent age of taxes collected for the past year was amongst, the highest of any county in the State." The sheriff was commended tor this, and there was commendation for the "diligence and faithfulness" of the county commis sioners "in the discharge of their duties. ” ’ Following is the full report of the grand jury: To the Honorable W. C. Harris. Judge Presiding: We. the grand jury for the October 1932 Term of Vance County Superior Court, beg to submit the following: We have passed on all bills pre sented to us. We visited the County offices in a body and found them well kept. We recommend that the County Accoun tant's records be kept either in the fireproof vault of the Clerk of the Court or Register of Deeds Offices until other provision has been made for their protection. We visited the Jail, city lock-up and road camp in a body, and found them ail well kept and in good condition. We recommend that a slop jar or some other convenience he provided for pri soners kept in City Dock-up. We visited the County Hospital and Scott Porker Sanatorium in a body, and found both well kept and in £ood condition. We highly commend the ad ministration of affairs of both in stitutions. A committee appointed to see whether or not County funds were protected, reported that all county funds in the Citizens Bank and Trust Co., were fully protected, and all county funds in the First National Bank, which were released on Oct. 4. 1932, would be protected by security immediately. All County officers re quired to give bond have ample bond* in force. The Clerk of Court reported that ail executors and administrators are up to date on their reports, and all guardians, with the exception of C. H. Woollef, Guardian for Averitt Sledge, have their reports up to date. Guardian for Averitt Sledge, should have his bond renewde. We recom mend that he be required to renew his bond and bring his report up to date. The following magistrates have not reported to this term of Court: Wal lace White, J. B. Allen, J. H. Rice, R. T. Walston and R. L. Bennett. Os this number the following did not re port at the June, 1932 term of Court: R. L. Bennett, J. B. Allen, J. H. Rice and R. T. Walston. The Committee appointed to ex amine the County School trucks were accompanied by Mr. Bailey, the State Highway aPtrolman, to assist them in their Inspection. |nd and tested all trucks. This commit tee made a report to the Grand Jury of the condition of each truck as set forth in the attached report. We feel from the Committee’s report that the maintenance of these trucks is not being properly attended to. The June Grand Jury recommended that the bell be installed at the Court house and put in use. Mr. Rogers, Chairman of County Board of Com missioners, informs us that on ac count of the excessive cost of install ing bell the Commissioners decided to delay this matter to a later We concur with the Commissioners in their decision In this matter. The Grand Jury at-June, 1932 term recommended tbat property of certain foreign corporations not listed for taxes be listed, Mr. Rogers informs us tbat this is being attended to to the best of their ability. COTTON COLLATERAL MAY EXCEED 9 GTS. Regulation* For Posting Col lateral Explained Bjr Mr. Shepherd GOOD UNTIL MARCH 1 Borrower Has Bight to Sefl Any Ttae He Peslrss Frier to That Date and Government After That Time Cotton as collateral against govern ment credits to farmers may be used In some instances to the extent of • 1-2 and 10 cents, according to a cir cular received today by R. L. Shep pard, government loan agent here. The basis will be 9 1-2 cents per pound for middling 7-8 inch staple. Differ entials will be prepared to provide pre miums for staple longer than 7-8 inch and grades better than middling, and likewise discounts for short staple and lower grades. AIJ cotton deposited as collateral must be graded by licensed Federal it was stated. When cotton is stored as collateral, K agreement mpst be signed by rrqwer whereby; he reserves the right of selling such cotton at any time prior to March 1, 1933, and au thorizes the secretary of agriculture to sell it in his discretion after that date. Warehouse 'receipts will be re quired on shffiqlent cotton- to cover the amount of the loan, together with storage and Insurance chargee, end any advance which may be made for picking and ginning expenses. When the cotton Is finally sold, the bor rower will be credited with the pro ceeds of the sale. In -the event the proceeds are not suffleent to pay the full amount of the loan, the balance will remain as-an obligation of the borrower. The statement says that the purpose of this plan is to encourage the stor age of cotton, relieve the pressure on the market, and assist the farmers to care for their families during the coming winter. AROUND TOWN | Police Court.—Jack Harris, white, was fined $1 and costs in police court this morning after pleading guilty to a charge of drunkenness. One Marriage.—Donnie Harp and Gladys Bell Overby, white, of Vance county, were yesterday licensed to marry by the officer of register of deeds. Commissioners for their diligence and faithfulness in the discharge of-their duties. We find that the offices are being well administered by the officers in charge, and conducted in an efficient and business like manner. We find that the percentage of taxes collected for the past year was amongst the highest of any county in the State. We highly commend the Sheriff and his assistants for this 1 record. 1 ( ifie? PHONE US r (U|§"|i>jgSsih WHEN YOU'RE IN TROUBLE If battory or tire trouble cut in on your our regular inspection service is a ■ \\ \ I great preventer of battery failure. y JM We inspect any make of battery ■ I ’ \\ without cost. IDEX —I3-Plat* Battory «t *4.95 1 r-\y g j-n. r (AND YOU* OLD SATTEIY) 1 S&l I 4 * 1,11 If“X I l For those to whom low first cost is now th* only consideration, w* AS LOW AS have th* n*w Idex— built by fZb 31 J/ Nr Hi* makers of Exida. c*rva. waa. *v tms uacwc are***. Henderson Vulcanizing Co. Phones 408 and 409 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 198 LIFT CONGESTION IN SEVENTH GRADE Transfer* of Pupils And Teacher* Made, With Chang** To Be Ef fective on Monday Congestion that has existed in the seventh grade* dt Central school since the schools began their fall term two week* ago, i* to be relieved percep tibly by Monday, it was said today by Prof. Frank M. Bamhardt, the prin cipal. By a juggling of pupils and chang ing the teacher load here and there, and the transfer of some 80 children from one of the Central school fifth grade*, a teacher has been released there to take a part of the 134 pupil* that have been under three teachers there since the opening, the principal ■aid. The fifth grade that i* being trans ferred goes to North Henderson. The reorganization has virtually been com pleted and will boeotne affective Mon day. HENDERMITS WILL GO TO FAIR Eight Boy* Will Represent Each Troop; To Be Placed On Duty .Henderson Scouts will be represent ed at the State Fair which will he held at Raleigh beginning October 10 to 15th. It has been the custom of the Occoneechee Council Scout execu tive to ask each troop to send a re presentation to go on duty at the State Fair grounds each year. This year eight Scouts will represent each troop. Following is a list of the boys who will attend from the Henderson troons Nos. 30 and 31. No. 80—Bill Bryan, Eric Flannagan, Asa Parham. Frank Harris, Wesley Adams, Clyde Hlght, Hodge Newell, Alvin Faris. No. 31—Walter Burwell, Bobby Davis. Clarence Page. Mark Stone, Jack Anderson, Ransom Duke Eu gene Patterson. Pat Bobbitt. The boys are expecting to have a good time seeing the exhibits and the other sights of the fair.—Reported. 20% REDUCTION From Regular Prices On All Conklin Fountain Pens During The Month of October ' Kerner Drug Co. Prescription Druggists Phone 112—Henderson, N. 0. BAPTISTS RE ELECT ALL OLD OFFICERS J. Edward Allen Moderator and Ref. E. R. Nelson Clerk-Treasurer CONVENTION “IS ENDED Waa Held Two Day* si r.pheiq* Church N**r Spring Hope; Rill Be At Gardner’s Church Next P*U J. Edward Allen, of Warrenton u moderator, and Rav. E. R. Nelson 0 f Henderson, a* clerk and treasurer, were re-elected for another year at the close of the annual convention of the Tar River Baptist Association Thurs day at Epheau* church, near Spring Hope. The* meeting lasted two days and was largely attended. Mrs j j Alderman, of this city, was elected historian of the association to suc ceed her late husband, who served m that capdcity for a number of years. The next meeting of the association a yaar hence will be at Gardners church in Warren county, and the ser mon will be preached by Rev j g Kirk, of Roanoke Rapids, with Rev. J. W. Davie, of Henderson, as the al ternate. Visitors at the association meeting this year included Rev. J. S. Farmer, of Raleigh, editor of. the Biblical Re corder; M. A. Huggins, also of R a . ieigh, and acting general secretary of the Baptist State Convention, and R. D. Covington, treasurer of the Mill* Home at Thomasville, who had with him a quartette of girls from the or phanage. They sang several number* and were well received. Rev. Mr. Nelson, who was back at home today after the convention, said good reports were had of the years work, but that a falling off in con tributions was a reflection of the de pression. He also said that there wv a lively discussion of maral issue* including the conclusion of those heard that the prohibitionist in North Carolina had nowhere to go this year, as neither President Hoover nor Gov ernor Roosevelt were dry. No recom mendations were made and no resolu tions adopted as to prohibition. Rev. Mr. Nelson said.