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THE PRINCE OF PEACE For unto
u« a ch:‘.d is Mr. .%nu *hc govrt -
oner.: >.'.a.. be upon r..' 'hou.der and
h.« name *na.. be t'a .td Tlv Psinct
of Pr »c» Lm:.i!i 9 t'«.
% JAMES~*ASWELin* j
New Yora. IVv 2 Di> and Pat: *
For no :- a ~on wner.ev-r 1 w,k r riiiy i
on a frosty mmn.n: I .'uninior. a l>: a: j
picture > : he r.ur.dted» of
men ehaving m Du. man oars which
hav* arrived in Mudhst'an s.ni . ariicr
. . Whv do th-y do it.' . A Pu!i
man smok.ng :i\.nv u> at least sot me
one of t.io most di.-aj;: eeabi*- places to
remov-> a beard in com par. v with a
down other scrape-.*. po>-ib!e to ima.
pine Y» : men are such creatures
of habit ar.d perhaps so excessively J
vain of a rosy chin that they prefer I
to <bai> like straphangers in subway's, j
rather ;h«n scram off to the quiet
comfor of hotel or home bathrooms.
A lady I know, still able- to afford
such baubie* a.* wide diamond brace
lets. wa? much dLsheaitened to read
of the >alc at nuctrn of an erstwhile
Peggy Hopkirxs Joyce ibraoeU'C for
SI.OOO. when the :tinkler cost $14,000
originally ... “I can t hoar it: with
the opera season, on the everything
no on« will think thet=e things of mine
cost a pennv over $lO 000!" . <Cash
With the muimui of doing things
to that Amendment abtoad in the
land, it seems to me that the eoloi is
sifting,, out of th.- old-time " bland"
fronts to speak:*s - . . Bolder they
are. and far more workaday . . .
For instance. that apparent plumb- '
ing shop off Sixth avenue, through
which customers wended among bath
tubs and sinks gathering dust in a.
front loom to find a cozy sanctum
with tables and b. ei o" tap. has van
ished .. . And th+- undertaking pate
lor in the upper East Side which in
fact was a solid German beer garden.
Even my favorite, the cotdial shop \
with sign in huge le'iers. "NUTS'!
and the window Hull of .salu-d almonds j
and boxes of mealed bon-bons was
in process of dismantling when I pass
ed today ... I wonder how long the
office in a skyscraper with the legend.
"Diamonds and Cut Stones.” on the
fro* ed door, will ••■main .-.t iling case
lots to Long Islanders. . .
SHIFT TO THRILLERS
In loth stieet 1 collided with curly
headed Walter Chrysler. Jr., book
publishing son of the auto bigwig, who
claims at least two incontrovertible
distinctions he has the largest privat*-
office of any publisher in town, anti
he lost more money on a single book
last, year than was ever dropped on a
lon. volume before. $3X.000 on Dantes
Inferno . . I would vote him an
oth.-r, mot.* tangible laurel as the
producer of the loveliest books, in
binding and tpyogtapuy. currently be.
ing turned out in the land . .
He told me he r* abou" to lutn. at
least temporarily, from the classics to
print a “well-written detective story"
. . . To my mmd Dashietl Hammett
has come closest to t) IV literary thrill
er. . . Oh. yes. one nrore thing about
Waher, who is 24 and a likeable fel
leaf:* he ade money on the year, in
spite of the $38,000 loss, which is. per
haps, the real '"lead" on my story . .
The other night, motivated by a
bound for Greenpoint . I could not
suddenly on the East 23rd street ferry,
slipshod wanderlust, I found myself
quite place Greenpoint. nor remember
what Brooklyn neighborhood was ep
resanted by that spars etwinkle of
lights over docks aad wakrehouses on
the other aide of the East river.
Unlikke boat terminals on the weet
aide of the Island, this one was desert,
ed except for a sleepy change-maker
Bad a lady with what appeared to be
two sets of twins hi tow . . . But the
flash of mid-town New York across
the darkling water, ominous with the
’ threatening hulkka of coal barges and
freight trains being towed upstream,
wa sworth the nickel fare multiplied.
Iu Greenpoint I poked about through
the lazy criss-cross of streets breath
ing a nostalgic and half-identifiable
air ... I couldn't place the section,
for a moment . . . And then, with a
rush. I remembered Dorothy Hall, the
burbling actress of the Sturges play.
"Child of Manhattan." who pronounc.
ed It "Greenpeinl" because she felt,
she was from there . . • After that I
felt, unreasonably, that I knew where
I was . . .
Grinning like an Oriental New York
er. I went back through the turnstile
and home. ,
TODAY S ANNIVERSARIES
1760 John Breckinridge, Kentucky
lawyer. V. S Senator. l ? . S Attorney
General bom neat Staunton. Vu. Died
it; l.oxington. Ky , IVc. 14. IStHI.
U *l*< August Belmont, a leading
1 New \ork banker, pa:ion of the arts
amt sportsman of his day. born in
rle: many hint m New York CiU .
Nv\ 24. I>9o.
1821 Rufus Barringer. Confedetate
jmt.ei.o Ivru near Concotd. N 0
Died Fell 3. ISHo
Ix2'* Dorn i’nlio II . second Em.
I«e:oi . : Hraaizl born Dtied lVt - o.
l>3l Etaini- N Pcioubet. popu’at
! aurhor ot Sunday School publication.'..
! lK*r mN« w Yoi k City Pied at Aub
! arnda.. Mass . March 1920.
‘ Ist". Con •ad S Kiitsohe!. tiiitcil
.M.dd.f Wes: Lutheran theologian of
his day Nut', in Germany Died in
I Pabuqu- lew i April 2i> ltkk l
l'H> Frank . I. Pope noted Arne
-1 ■ .can t ,i\ :;c.an. bo* n in Bar
i :.!'£* n. V :s.-- Died there. Oct. 13
TODAY IN HISTORY
! T. ■ SynagogU'-. New pot i. R.
iud- st Jewish hoivi of worship in
■' •. ar’• y dedicated
Is**! Napoleon and Josephine
w ed Pat is by Pope.
1 v‘,l H> oi:c Bair'.e of Austcrlitz
i Ilia's:.::.- .nd Austrians defeated by
j Napolci-n. !
1*23 J*re<:dent Monroe in his mes
( to Cor.gr-ss enunciated what is
v. kkriiiwn as the "Monroe Docttine.
j 1*39 John Biown. who led raid on
t's Fe*i v. hanged at Charlestown
, U '-Va. f ill
Paul S. Althouse.. noted American
operatic tenor, born at Reading Pa
<3 .ytvtis ago.
Ver ! c H. Porter New York editor
and writer born at Abilene. Tex., 43
years ago. R
Robert Luce, the Republican reelect
'd as representative of the 13th Mass,
jd strict in Congress, born in Auburn,
I Maine. 70 years ago.
Dt. Walter F. Pittman, professor
sos engineering at the Carnegie Insti.
lute of Technology', Pittsburgh, born
at Sandusky. Ohio, 49 years ago.
1 Harry Harkness iFlagier of Now
Yoik, patron of music and philanth
topi.it. born in Cleveland, 62 years
Prof. Jerome Davis of the Yale Div
nity School, a noted sociologist, born
:n Japan ujf American parentage), 41
Dr. Jam<-s M. Henry. Presbyterian
missionary ami provost of Ling*nan
University. China, born there <of Ame
rican patent age). f>2 years ago
James M. Pickens, U. S. Depart
ni**nt of Agriculture editor, born at
Eutaw, Ala., 60 years ago.
The person born on this day” will
have great executive ability. There
Will be an adaptable nature with good
powers of imitation, enabling the na
tive to display the faculties in such
a degree that success and fortune are
almost certain. 1 With any reasonable
aspects, considerable fame and money
should be acquued.
j Workers for Good
Though traveling in vastly differ
ent walks of life both AJ Sihitb
and Joe Caruso are workers in a
i common Canes. Hera is the former
Governor enlisting f^uit merchant
Joe’s aid in Nasr York’s drive for
unemployment relief. Caruso con
tributed a share of three day’e in*
HENDERSON, (N. C.,) DAILY DKPATCH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 198* '
John Hicks And Lumberton
Friend Write On Election
A series of letters passing between
John F. Hicks ,of this city, and an
Intimate friend of his in Lumberton
constitute ‘“richest" comments on the
recent presidential election that have
as yet appeared In print. Mr. Hicks
Is in Lumberton much of the time
during the tobacco season, and rooms
at the home of B. R. Small, who is
just as rabid a Democrat as Mr. Hicks
is a Republican, though Mrs. Small
is a Republican, according to Mr.
Hicks. The latter accuses Mr. Small
of calling in the help of L. R. Varser.
prominent Lumberton attorney and
former State Supreme Court justice,
in writing his letters in this case. Mr.
Hicks and Mr. Small were In Lum
berton a few days before the election
and each claiming the world with a
fence around it for his favorite can
didate for president. Mr. Small prom
ised to write Mr. Hicks on Wednes
day after the election, and he did. and
in that way this series of letters be
gan. They follow:
Dear Mr. Hicks:
Congratulations on your new presi
dent.JPm sure that in the next four
years Mr Hoover will taste some of
his prosperity. I hope the election has
not put you in bed so bad that you
cannot wiite me and tell me where
the other states that were going for
Hoover have gone. We can only find
>ix states that w'ent for Mr. Hoover
hut thought maybe you could help us
solve the problem. When 1 think of
four more years under Mr. Hoover
but I don't have to think, of Mr.
H«M>ver The Honorable Franklin D.
Roosevelt will occupy the White
House for the next four years. I'd be
glad if you could be here Sunday to
see me wear my new suit I couldn't
afford to wear a new one under
Write and tell us if you are able
to be out after the election.
B. R. SMALL
Henderson, N. C., Nov. 21. 1932.
Dear Mr. Small:
It is a good thing that your name
is Small, for were it anything else
you could not possibly get in the hole
that you will have to crawl in the
next four years.
I am delighted to know that you
were able, while Mr Hoover is still
in office to get a new suit of clothes,
lake good care of them, nurse them
like they were new born babes, for
they have got to last you FOUR
Yes. Franklin will occupy the
White House for the next four years,
and at the end of that time those six
states you mention will have multi
plied to at least forty-six and the
other two will crawl in the little hole
behind you. and together you will at
tempt to cover up your shame and
nakedness. Yes, I got out after the
election, a little worse for wear, but
with my head and my tail up. my
tail curled, ready to tuck between my
legs after March the fourth, when
you and .all the other little jackasses
will be braying your heads off. Bray
on it wont be long, for when on
March 4th. 1936 the old G. O. P. Ele
phant makes one snort Jackasses will
be flying through the air like gnat 3
before a whirlwind, blown to where
the "Woodbine twineth and * the
Whangledoodle mourneth for the
death of his first bom."
I wish I couid see you, for .1 could
tell you so tnuCh more than I can
write, and it would be so convincing
that you would blush behind your
ears for your dear little Jackass.
J. F. HICKS.
Lumbsrton, N. c., Nov. 26, 1932,
Mr. J. F. Hicks,
Henderson. N. C.
My Dear Mr. Hicks:
I have your letter of the 21st. inst,
and have carefully noted the con.
tents thereof. I am attempting to
give you a paragraphical answer to
In /our first paragraph you men
tion a possibility that I might need
a small hole to crawl in within the
next four years. You indicate that
you believe it will be a small hole.
Under these circumstances) It will
undoubtedly be more trouble to get in
the hole than it has been for the last
four years. My experience and the ex
perience of over a hundred million
others during the PAST FOUR
YEARS has been that it has been im
possible to keep out of the large hole
hole that Hoover dug for us.
*ln your second paragraph you men
tion my last suit of clothes and sug
gest that they umst last four years,
i still have two or three suits left
from that era of Democratic pros
perity which was engineered by
Wooddow Wilson. They have stood me
well through the twelve years of Re
publican Mellonerity, and will 1 be
lieve carry me until the re-election of
1 ; rnnklin.
In your third paragraph you men
tion several things. I agree that
Franklin will occupy the White House
for the next four years. I also feel
confident that during this time he
wi paddle r. r . own cm o* and r.ot as*
Hoover to show him the way to land.
Hoover asked him last week. As to
the six states that managed to out
count Franklin. I am sure that if they
will be de loused and will show a
desire to go straight, they will be
allowed to come into the fold in the
next election under a sort of proba
tion agreement. As for the Jackass
comment. I cite you to the time
about two thousand years ago, when
the greatest man of all time, rode in
to Jerusalem on the back of a Jack
ass and was joyously received by the
populace as their Saviour. Since that
time the tide has ebbed and flowed,
men have come and gone, the little
streams have gone out to the sea, the
Woodbine has twined, the Whange
doodle has wept over the loss of its
firat born, and now, when every thing
seemed loat. and when it looked as if
no cloud bad a silver lining, a rift
is seen through the deepening gloom,
and again the populace has tpen joy
ously awakened by the proverbial
jackass who is bearing on bis back,
franklin and relief for us all.
To you and the few others who
likewise pinned their faith on
sinking "sands of the G. O. P. Ele
phant 'I say, be of good cheer, keep
a stiff upper lip, turn your eyes to
the rising sun, have yourselves fumi
gated and with your ears and tail
erect come to us like a man and say,
I hive been blind, I could not see.
Like the prodigal son. I wandered
afar off. but now I can see and I pray
that I may be as one of your hum
blest servants. Only let me come into
your fold and prove myself that I
may not have to again eat the husks
with the swine. When you have done
this, we will not bring out the ring
and the purple garment to throw
upon you. but will grid you in the
garments of prosperity and tell you,
go prove yourself and a full dinner
pail awaits you.
Mourn not al>out the Elephant, he
will be put In the stable just vacated
by the jackass, and will be taken
care of and kept ils a warning to our
posterity, so that if they in time to
come should wander off after false
gods, they can be shown the error of
their ways and saved from the folly
of emulating the prodigals who pre
I regret that time prevents telling
you more of the joys you may ex
pect. When I see you again I shall be
glad to give you the right hand of
fellowship and welcome you into the
fold. In the meantime, pin your trust
on the follows lines:
The curfew tolls the knell of parting
The Elephant herds wind slowly over
The Hoover boys homeward plod their
And leave the world to Franklin and
Yours very truly.
B. R. SMALL.
If these few words of sun-shine
have helped to dispel some of the
gloom with which you have been sur
rounded for the past four years, and
you feel that you owe any thing to
humanity in general, I suggest that
you give this letter to the newspapers
for publication, so that if there be
others who like yourself have wan
dered off after false gods, and are
now realizing that they have been
chasing a will of the wisp, they may
also cheer up at the deliverance that
has been given to them through the
lowly jackass. They too. can enter the
fold if they will be circumcised, fumi
gated and wormed.
BLOCK CHANGE IN
(Continued from Rage one. >
deal of doubt as to whether or not
this board will order the adoption of
new geography texts at this time,
since most of those familiar with the
situation agree that if all the 325,-
000 children in the fourth to seventh
grades, inclusive, should be required
to buy new books next year, the total
cost to parents would amount to ap
proximately $300,000. It is also point
ed out that a change in books now
would involve the junking of all the
geography books now in use. which
otherwise could be used over and over
Members of the new General As
sembly have been following the text
book controversy for several weeks
and many of them are opposed to
making a change at this time on the
grounds that this additional outlay
for new books at this time is not
warranted. One member, here yester
day. intimated that if the board of
education adopted new books now
that the General Assembly might en
act legislation annuling the adoption
and directing the retention of the
The power which the State Board
of Education now has to adopt text-
If you're a busy housewife and
eat your lunrhea by yourself, try a
lunch of dates and milk and soma
crackers. Or alu£f dates with cheese
for a snack
WATCH DO«S THE
ONES FULL OF TICKS?
MRS HEUBEKT R.eLLIJ.
DEAfc NOAM =IF THE ,
SALAD TAKCi A.LL
THE D«SSINC»z VSfHAT
WmJL THgr SILV6RWAIE’
AWDWmY„DH> AThCHOK* T
It’ft Uncle Sam’s Problem, Too! ~
books was given to it by the Gen
eral Assembly, it is pointed out, and
not by the Constitution, so that if
the General Assembly should disap
prove of the action of the board in
adopting new geographies should it
do so- -the assembly couid pass an
act invalidating this action. If it de
sired, it could take away from the
board the power to adopt textbooks
and place this power with some other
Indications are, however, that the
board of education is going to move
very cautiously before ordering the
adoption of new textbooks next year.
State Superintendent Allen has al
ready stated that in his opinion the
board will not adopt new books if the
prices asked are more than half as
much as the present books.
But there is a trick in this state
ment, in that it can be interpreted
two ways. The present geography
books are in a two-book series, the
first book for the fourth and fifth
grades selling for 89 cents and the
second book for the sixth and seven
! CROSS WORD PUZZLE
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22 E3 2A p 25
27 jjpp Hp
35 pp 36 37 55
__ 4to *4l 222? 42
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11 I II 111 1 I II I i
11— Man's nickname
12 — Oil (combining form)
13— And (Latin)
15— A slug
l7_Twelfth letter in Greek
20— To rub out
21 — Plural masculine article (Fr.)
22 A bivalve motluak
24 — Point of the compass
26 — Splendor
28 —A fruit drink
30 —More ill-mannered
S2—Cleaning in the woods
35 A seaport of Greece
36 Land measures
42—Adjective ending denoting f
14— Lever support 1
16 — Ejaculation of Inquiry
17— Flat tableland
48—Extinct European wild o\
SI Luminous 'phenomenon
I—A set of three
B—lt is (contr.)
6—Loud breathing ■
Ule "bettered side |
•—Territory - *
th grades for $1.21. The new books
being urged are a four book series,
requiring a separate book for each
grade. Thus the new books for the
fourth and fifth grades might cost
only 44 ]-2 cents each, or half the
cost of the present book, yet the
books would equal the cost of the pre
sent one book required in which case
no saving would result.
On the basis of bids submitted in
the State of Georgia both for the
books recommended for adoption here
and the books now in use. the prices
quoted on the books now in use here
ranged from $1.44 to 25 cents less on
the series «uiy of the other series
according to figures
obtained here. This difference in
prices was on the four book as well
as the two book series. So unless the
publishers of these other books cut
their prices down much lower than
they did in Georgia in September, the
prices on the books now in use will
be materially lower.
Dr. Allen says that the adoption of
the new books would be gradual and
17— To repair
18— A disagreeable smetl
22 Female horses
25—A mill wheel float
27 Black viscous subsist***
28— An old woman
i 30—To make pure
v 21—Part of the whole
d .? tem “ nate
36 Mohammedan god
*4 Price of service
4*—A mongrel dog
47—Thousandth part of a meter
4® Prefix meaning apart
tha tthev would be u-ni ,i. . • *, •„
of the four grade-, next > 1 j 1:
permitting the u.-e the • >)
for another year in two it- j;
it is agreed this plan wo ;!•: • •
widely appioved by the tear he:, rn
of whom would want the r.< w
in all th? grades as sour. d s ju.--.-r,
Di. K. H. Patterso*
Est Sifbt Sptruhst
Heitdeksok. n o,
THAT S THE WAY YOU
PEEL WHEN YOU DRIVE
AN INSURED CAR
Insurance that > sure. -.-Mir
incuts that are prompt atel
service that s stir** to
These arc yours when \"ti m
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Washington and New
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Miami, Tampa, St reterabmf
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