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analysis made of.
Majority i n Both Houses
Without Previous As
sembly Experience
*«<«t ITfclude Formal ion of Bloc*
and Ml(hl Also EH ‘lay Transac
tion of Business With
Desired Speed
Unity DUsalrk Barms,
la Ike Sir Walter Hotel.
HI J C. EAlkkAViLt
Dec. 28—One week from
■djx the 1933 General Assembly will
lV nv r.e here for the beginning of the
I<C3 i«ionJ It will be composed of
•m members, 120 o whom will be
T . mhers of the House of Repre&enta
x?t. ii'.d 50 members of the Senate.
£\t:\ county has at least one repre
. n ative, while some of the larger
..usv ’s have as any as three repre
sentatives. Forysth. Guilford and
y. ckl* nburg counties each having
nr?!' representative, while some of the
,r;- r counties have as many as three
-rpsesentativea. The senators are
trv'm >c! ttoriat districts usually with
„vfrJl counties in each district.
According t oan exhaustive analysis
; the personnel of the new General
v-.-mbly printed in the December is
•a,> »f he North Carolina Teacher, of
t.tal organ of the North Carolina
Education Association, only five mem
;*rs of the 1933 Senate served in the
;\il Senate. But five members of
a t i<*33 Senate served in the 1931
House making ten members of the
:'U3 S- nate that served in the 1931
.V’.frai Assembly., There are seven
.-.er members of the 1933 Senate
however, who served In one hous * oi
-v other of the General Assembly
prier to 1931.
Out of the 120 members of the 193?
Hoj s ’ 39 served In the 1931 House
white 18 additional members have
,v»r. members of the General. Assem
bly m sessions prior to 1931. making
nvmbcrs in all with previous legis
arn* experience. This leaves 62 mem
yrv of the House who have never
-rved in a General Assembly before
i-1 33 members of the Senate who
live hid no previous legislative ex
lence. *
TN r<‘ is a good deal of speculation
■ what the result of this majority
f -.nexperMhced members in both
-'u-e> w»ll be Some bellev e that
preponderance of meb.rs with nc
previous legislative experience will
• is.- considerable delay on the part
• -hi General Assembly in getting
:r* work For it is agreed that
t'.ways requires more time for thr
» members to learn the ropes and
various forms of procedure fol
■•w <1 in the general assembly and
• (t they always slow up the start of
>iv. session. Ths year Thad Eure
was principal clerk of th e hous*
- 1931 has announced that he wil'
d a school for n«'w members, if
again elected principal clerk, ir
■ effort to help them become fami
, - with legislative procedure as rapid
,t - possible This may help some
bij* i? will not materially speed up
*> progress of the session, accordnp
most belief here.
Others maintain, howveer. tha' the
preponderance of new members in
>-h houses may prove an advantage
• -ni may result In the assembly get
r-2 down to business earlier than
.-jal.« For most of the members,
■w.h p. w and old already realise the
tremendous amount of work that will
h.’ before them in this session and the
n-p-sity for geitlng at it as soon as
many here maintain. They
-<> believe that th e new members
r, going to refuse to be drawn into
any bloc*" or political groups in ad
ance but that they are going to pre
»’vvf an open mind o" almost all
'if-stions and strive to cooperate for
good of the state. It is pointed
w :hat it is generally the older and
more experienced members who are
most likely to try to form blocs or
""ups or to make trades in favor of
: irticular legislation. Many new
•n rubers arc trequently ensnared in
blocs or groups before they real
r> what they are.
That was ’rue in the 1931 house
> hen the Mac Lean 'Bloc" was form
i to force through the now famous
M icl>ean Law for full state support of
■ v :<* six months school term without
v tax on property This '“bloc"
-rid out for the convplete fulfillment
this law for five months and then
' nally had to accept a compromise
? h:s experience in 1931 is expected to
:•• ven tthp formation of any similar
s e in the 1933 assembly.
There is no way of foretelling what
<> 1933 assembly Is going to do. of
■ir*»*. But a majority of the or>-
—rvers here believe that in spite of
«* prpconderence of new members
'Oh no previous legislative expen
se. that It is going to get down to
• >rk a saoon as possible, with a great
■ pirit of cooperation than In pre
us years. , *
. - r
• Continued from Page One.)
ministration. I can understand now
'hv most of the governors who pre
> -ded me felt the same way about it
' hen »hev ended their administrations
h - "r ’hf responsibilities of the «<fice
*- rr ' twaedous and at ♦>— »
load which taxes ev ,rl form *
strength a man has ° f
‘ Two iactor* have - ..
tthe dutie. and
governor within the last few * th
■Governor Gardner pointed out ££
fimt 1, „ n d,r the execX, id!
get act, enacted under former Gov
emor A w. M.cUan inXj.X,
governor i* i n reality the chief fiscal
ficer of the State as direetdr of the
budget. In thia capacity, it la tne duty
of the governor to direct the riaciU
Policy of the State, and to see S
all the many state department* «nd
institutions are provided with what
bUt Wlth ho “ore. Thus
■the Job of governor is almili* to »>#-
*ng the head of a big business or
ganixatlon that spends at least *50,-
a * ar - since for the past
Hght or ten years the State oi North
SsSft. “*’ b,e " 1 wwiw.22
HUTSLuJT n “ rry,ng on *
The second factor that makes the
>ob of a governor a difficult onto is
hat the governor has become In many
respects, thedum* heap for the States
troubles and. the one who is blamed
for everything that goes wrong, from
forest fires to strikes.“ Ticklish pro
olems and unpleasant matter* which
other State officials do not want to
have the responsibility for. some wav
ilways end up in the governor’* of
• ice. Once there, the governor must
•nake a decision one way or the other
ind take the responsibility for that
lecision. In other words, the governor
3 the State’s official “goat” who must
ake the blame or get blamed for
nost of the unpleasant things that
iappem during his administration.
Another duty of the governor which
equires much time and the expendi
ture of much nervous energy. j 3 his
tuty in connection with pardons and
>aroles, requiring, him to act as both
udfce and jury and to listen to count
ess . arguments * for • clemency. The
lundreds upon hundreds of appeals
or clemency received annually by the
rbvernor require his spending a great
leal more time in holding hearings
nd making investigations than the
-verage person realizes.
But in spite of all th e work and
ill the woryy connected with the job
•f being the State’s chief executive,
iovemor Gprtfner says he has enjoy
d the four years he has spent here
■nd that it is with a feeling of dis
inct regret though of relief, that he
vill relinquish the reigns of govern
nent next week to turn them over
o Governor-elect J. C. B. Ehrlng
’’Mrs. Gardner and I will be espe
ially sorry to leave Raleigh, although
ve will be returning to our home in
thelby.” Governor Gardner said
For during the past 20 years we have
pent almost as much tilde in Raleigh
is in Shelby, it* Sefems. and have en
oyed the many friends we have here,
•lut it is going to be a distinct re
ief to get bark into private life and
ind away from the wear and tear and
lervous strain of holding public pr
ice.” *
Governor Gardner so far has de
fined to reveal what he expects to do
tfter he leaves office as governor,
ther than to return to his business
ntercsts in Shelbv.
(Continued from Page One.)
/ho has been leading the inyestiga
ion since he disappeared. Thtv were
iven specifications, and identified
he car by its State license tag, its
nolor number and the serial number
>n the car. Moreover, a bloody glove.
, billfold and glasses, referred to in the
nonymous letter, were also found in
he car. It was removed from the
.’olumbus garage, where it was taken
nd stored by a stranger, to Colum
>us police headquarters, where it was
>eing held today pending instructions
rom Henderson authorities. Chief of
»olice J- H. Langston requested that
he car be fingerprinted, together
vith articles found in it, and that
i test be made to determine if the
dood on the glove was human blood.
Meantime. Chief Langston, accom
>anied by Carvin Linthicum, of Ra
eigh. nephew of Mrs. McCoin, left
his afternoon for Hagerstown, Md.,
o assist and work with authorities
here in making a search for clothing
>f the missing man, or traces of his
oody. if he has really been killed, as
vas stated in the letter. Advices rel
:eived by the Daily Dispatch through
.he Associated Press were that au
thorities in four states were coop
•rating in the search.
It was a gruesome sioiy told by the
writer of the anonymous letter, Which
appears in this issue of the Dispatch.
Beyond the finding of the car and
its seeming positive identification aa
the MoCoin automobile, in which he
left here last Thursday on a business
trip to Richmond, and efforts being
made to locate some trace of him In
further verification of statements In
the Anonymous letter, there were no
new developments today, except the
sending of mtfo representative sto
Hagerstown to join m the search.
Meantime, there were those who
found flaws in the letter and who dis
credited it in whole or in part as hav
ing been written by ‘‘a boy in dis
tress.” They see the possibility that
there may not have been four men,
but only one man. Yet the finding of
tne car, as directed in the letter, con
vinces others that statements Bet forth
In he commupigatiofi are for the most
part and a true recounting of
wkat fas b^pped^d.
Chicago. Dec. 28.—(AP)—A guard
for the gangster-harassed milk wakon
drivers union was shot through the
hand today as he stood with his arms
above his head near the union’s
heavily fortified headquarers.
Physicians said the victim. Hugh
Dunn. 47. would have to undergo am
putation o at least one hand- Both
hands were shattered bv a shotgun
fimtev* Sumner, aged founder or
the union, said that several months
ago several well known gangsters
threatened him with death unless he
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Winter. W; Can
Be Ojdy By Bet
v ter Understanding
Director, North Carolina Experiment
• Station.
Wrttfcin for the Associated Preae >
Raleigh, Dec. 28.—(AP)—The reme
dies for present agricultural condi
tions can come only through a better
understanding of our farm practices
as they relate to 'their causes.
This better understanding should
he followed by a closer cooperation of
farm groups in .making the changes
that are necessary.
So long as the present differences
exist between the exchange of farm
products for commodities which the
farmer must buy, the farmer cannot
continue using the products of other
industrigk. The llve-at-home program
has been an adjustment in this direc
tion. It must be made a permanent
part of the agrictnture of this State.
A large part of " the adjustment
made so fan has consisted of lower
wages or tha reduction of labor costs.
This tftusC'be relieved as early as pos
sible bby a prograin of soil building
which will materially reduce the ac
erage to crops now held in surplus,
lower the cost of production and thus
allow a larger acre return to the far
Government credit has mot an im
pdrtant need and has helped to re
duce the cost of operation, but all
credit must be accompanied by great
er thrift and a sounder system of
agriculture which will reduce the haz
ard* ahd the need for credit.
'Changes in the surplus and distri
butfoti facilities will come through
closer cooperation of agricultural
groups. Cooperative marketing has
demonstrated its service to agricul
ture and to the publiq.at. large. This
movement offers an opportunity to
aH growers- to sfiwe those who pro
duce and those who consume farm
The comiqg of the National Grange
to North* Carolina has offered an op
portunity to all growers of tho State
to combine for professional improve
ment and community service.
The* Increase fn land afcreftge’’man
aged by tenants has not improved
the movement toward better coop
eration .and community organizatipn.
Eeither very .definite pteps must be
takeh for tbe. improvement of the
professional training of tenants, or
they must be replaced with better
trained land owners. The school of
agriculture at State College and the
vocational high schools are training
young men suited to this change. In
spfte of the present conditions of
agriculture. It offers more to the well
trained young man than any other in
dustry of the State.
Research workers of the experi
ment station are aware of these con
ditions and an cooperating with all
| agricultural groups ’ to; analyze their
causes and present tested means for
correcting them.
Anonymous Letter Tells
Os Mail Killed Thursday
(Continued from Page one.)
lone man in k Jumbo swyped his
fender and both cars stopped neither
was hurt but we all four got out and
the man got out both blamed the
other for running-, into him.- Our car
car had a bad fender that had been
smashed before but JUmbo claimed
fifteen dollars dajnage they got into
an agrument Shorty ran up and hit
the man on the head with a black
jack the man fell to the ground Slim
and T got him up just then we saw
anutlv car coming we were beside our
car Jumbo sajd hurry and put him in
our car which we did the other car
slowed up ask if some one was hurt.
Jumbo said no one of our boys got
a litte ,to much to drink the car went
on we go into our car with the man
drove down the road until we came to
a road leading off the highway after
driving out of sight we examined the
man found him bleeding from the
nose and ear-hs was limber never
spoke and ten minutes he was dead.
I know Shorty never intendrd to
kill him but he was dead all right
and we were scared hal to death.
.Jumbo did not kill him but he laid
all tbe plans to get by Blood was all
over the bottom of our car. We cover
ed him up with some robesb and a
rain coat. Jumbo went through his
pockets got thirty three dollars a
watch and a fountain pen. We went
back to the road got the Chrysler
turned it around got gass in our car
and drove fast until we got In sight
of Washlngto.,
They three got their heads together
and decided that It was not safe to
let me leave as we had planned.
Jumbo told us to drive on to a lonely
place near Hagerstown and camp for
the night ito burn and destroy the
man had on and all he had in his
bag and to burry him in the woods.
Shorty was' afraid to trust me and
did not want me to know where he
was buried so we dkl not burry him
that night but after midnight we
buried all his clothe and other things
except when he fell to the grown I
got! his glasses and put them in my
over coat pocket When they mis
trusted, me I mistrusted them I put
the dead mans pocket book and one
of Jumbos bloody gloves in my pocket
with the glasses. Everything else he
had was distroyed. Jumbo seemed to
make all arrangemerits He Vas to
stay behind at road house and
bring us eats’ ihe dext morriing which
he did ihe gpt*to xfrher wewere camp
ing about eight the next morning. He
was mad when he found we still had
the man. Shorty said it was impor
tant that the body was not found and
if I knew I might squeal. They made
new plans Jumbo was to take our car
leave first drive fast and hurry the
body we were to leave twenty minuts
later drive at a thirty mile rate. It
was understood that whoever got to
Yuiontown first was to drive out
number forty and wait fpr the other.
iVfi gut tbers übkKt iuwi Airst
while waiting for them I aliped the
glasses pocket book and Jumbos
bloody glove behind the back seat of
the Chrysler.—When they came Jum
bo got Into the Chrysler and said
follow me to Columbus he got. ahead
of us when we drove up of the Souther
hotell Jumbo was waiting he put the
traveling bag and briefcas into the
buick and started for Chicago we got
here about nine o’clock. Jumbo said
he left: the chrisler l on storage in
Columbus If you will have It check
ed up you will find in some storage
and you will find glasses pocket book
and one of Jumbos bloody gloves un
der the seat. I dont know where they
burried the body but they It was four
or five miles off the main road.
I have never been in Chicago and
I have no idear where - thy carried
me except it was to a room a large
building In a room used as an office
they locked me In .the room until
four oclock I never saw either of th*
men any more.
About four o'clock and old man
came in and said he was sorry for
me If I would sign a paper and keep
my trap closed It Would be OK He
then red me a long paper saying I
’had accidently killed the man all by
my self that I had hid the body and
crobe to Columbus where I happened
■to meet four men giving the strange
names. That they brought me here
as an accomodation to me and that
they didnt know any thing about the
trouble untill within few miles of the
city. This paper is all a lie but was
scared so bad that I signed before
an officer. After I signed the paper
the old man gave me twenty dollars
and sent me down or up town which
ever it is The old man told me to go
hlme and stay ther and to keep my
trap closed. The thing that scared
me is that I signed a paper confess
ing that I killed the man when I am
as lnpoceat as any one could be. If
this matter ever comes before your
I want you to know that I wrote you
first *and told you the trouth about It.
After they turned me loose I got a
room for tonight in a rooming house
I made inquary and found one of the
roomers had and otd type writer I
paid him a dollar to let me write this
I will leave this city tomorrow and
will mail this letter ten minutes be
fore I leave. When you get this 1 let
ter L hope I will be near my home
and if I ever get there believe me I
am going, to stay close around home
and behaye myself.
This experience has taught me a
lesson. |
, Yours truly,
Revenge On Flour Mill Head For Re
cent Discharge Believed Motive
For Shooting
Launjnburg; Dec. 28. — (AP)—Mor*
gan Carter. 30. arrested here today
with J. C. and Jess Brigham for the
ambushing Christmas night of C. B.
Smith, was quoted by police as con
fessing he was implicated in the plot
and that Jess Brigham did the shoot
Smith. 40-year-old flour mill super
intendent. was shot in the upper part
of the face by a man who called him
from his home near here. The wounds
while painfull, were not serious.
Sheriff F. C. McCormick said Car
ter confessed that he became a party
to the shooting while drunk. Officers
believe the Brigham brothers assault
ed Smith as a means of revenge for
their discharge from Smith's mill
sometime ago.
It is said that one can cross Africa
from sea to sea, cast to west, all the
way along on,elephant track. .
The China Sets
Have Arrived
All Subscribers Holding Orders (or
25-Plece Dinner Sets
Are Requested to Present Their Orders
At The Daily Dispatch Office and Get
Their Sets.
The delay in making delivery of these sets was due to the late arrival of freight
shipments. Now that delivery can be made it is hoped that every subscriber hold
ing an order will present it just as quickly as possible.
Henderson Daily Dispatch
QmHes Winfield Smith
CHAPTfin 4)
PERHAPS IT was fortunate for
Jere Kane at just that moment that
he was out of reach, for Chief John
-L«e Arrived, storming furiously, at
the apartment of Lllftan Hull.
Sergeant James greeted him ami
ably but:
“Why didn’t j one, of. you blinking
Idiots tell’me about this?’’ he shotted.
“The first thing you know we're all
going to be out of a job.”
“Yeah, but chief," the sergeant put
In plaintively, “Mr, Kane was here.”
“Kane! Kane! That's all I hear.
Jere Kane! Why the way some of
you birds refer to him 1 might think
that he’s some little god sitting on a
pedestal for all of you to kneel down
and worship. The next one of you
birds to mention that mime to me
will get this right on the button.”
He doubled up his fist and shook It
menacingly at the detective.
“He only just left here a few min
utes ago to go out to Miss Le-
Roi’s ”
“I don't care,” John Lee exploded.
"If he is on his way to perdition I
had this girl locked up w here she was
■afe and along he conies and "
But he never did finish tvhnt he
started to say. His eye fell on a
white object lying under the divan
He gazed at it for a moment and then
quickly recovered it.
Gingerly, he dangled it Ix-lore him
—it was a crooked-blfided dirk, the
blade of which was wrapped in a
frilly lace handkerchief. Removing
the covering, he found the blade
, He knelt beside the gtrl and super
ficially examined the sharp wound
lit her breast. When he had finished:
“Have you called the coroner?”
“Yes, sir." James replied, “right
after Mr. right after he left here.”
At that moment there was a nip
on the door. James opened it and the
coroner breezed in.
“We're having a rushing business
here In Hollywood, it seemr," he
said airily.
“Yes,” John l,ee growled, “arid it’s
going to be all of our necks If we
don’t stop it pretty soon."
The coroner. Ignoring his thrust,
knelt beside the body of Lillian Hull
A close examination was unnneces
sary. Arising, he said:
"The knife was thrust into the
heart, or possibly the lung. Whoever
wielded the blade had *!most sup#r
4*a»* strength There Is also a
showin S at. the STEVENSON today only
To HfAvJE_ rW o f\S
r^- a “"*"' ' ' CHARLES STARRETT ffirf MYKNA LOY «
It Pays To Advertise In The Daily Dispatch
utuibe on tne neau, as tnougn atie
had been struck down before the
.’ blade was inserted.”
“Is that all?" the chief asked *nr
cgsticaUy. 7
'“No. air. It isn’t. 1 found aome
marks on her throat
she had been choked after she was
struck on the head.”
“Whoever did this Job was going to
make It complete, wasn’t he T‘ Lee
"An exceptionally thorough job,”
the doctor agreed.
“What, In your opinion, caused
■’Any one of the three was suffi
cient to cause death. However. lam
inclined to believe that the knife
thrust was the actual The
blow on the head appears to have
been merely hard enough to stun her
“I am not sure’about the strangu
lation. Only an autopsy will show
complete results.”
“I see, Well. 1 guess that's all you
can do here.”
The coroner called his assistant
anil to. ther they placed the body in
the large wicker basket and prepared
to remove it. He was about to depart
w hen:
“About the inquest, chief. *’Do “you
think one is necessary?”
“I don't si-e how it would be?” l.oe
snorted. “You'd only return a yer
dict of death at unknown hands.”
I suppose so Well, good day. I
shall sec you again.
And with that he was gone. The
chief turned to Junica “I don’t like
i hat man," he growled “He thinks
this is h holiday, or something.”
“Well." with h shrug of his shoul
ders. “1 suppose that's his job."
John Lee looked at his sergeant
un*i snorted.
The police official did not for one
moment try to make hlnwelf believe
that he was up against any ordinary
murderer. He knew, that he faced
tlie greatest testofliislife; he knew
th.-st )ns whole future depended upon
the solution of this series of crimes.
i!ut how was he going to pierce the
baffling wall of mystery that «ur
j round*d Ihir case. There had been
four murders now four murders
ttiat were as near "perfect" aa any
that he nad ever come In contact
with. The murderer had. thus far.
successfully and completely hidden
his trail.
That one person had committed all
four crimes was b foregone conclu-
sion. He was also certain or prac
tically so—that three of them had
been committed to cover the trail te
that of Richard Bailey. He was alaa
certain that he was faced with tha
task of finding a criminal who was
both clever and cunning.
While these thoughts raced
through his tortured mind he wan
dered about thd apartment hoping
against hope that he might find soma
clue which would set him on tha
right path. But In that he was not
successful. There was nothing. j
He said to Jant«, “You, of cour*a»
kept a close guard over Miss Hull
after she returned home.”
“Yes. sir,” sheepishly, “except when
And he ri laied. as he had to Kane,
that he had left the floor only for a
moment to tell ihe telephone opera
tor in the lobby that Lillian Hull was
to receive no calls or callers.
"That's only reasonable.” John Lea
muttered. "1 guess 1 would have
done the same thing myself. Did you
check up to see whether ahe had any
“Yes. sir. I did. Mr. Kane a Isa
chet ked \ip."
“Kane 1 ’’ disgustedly! ■ “Bah!"
John Lee was about to take hi*
departure when his eye fell on a
email Queen Anne desk. He consid
ered it for a moment and then went
to it. He tried to open it. but it was
“Open this,’* he commanded Ser
geant James.
The detective worked with it for a
i moment, but not until he drew hta
pockeikmfe and pried open th# top
did they gain admittance. The vart
•ou* pigeonholes were full of papers
of .one kind or another, but nothing
th»t would yield anything of value to
The chief was just about to turn
away when his gaze fell on an un
folded sheet of note stationery pushed
far back, almost out of sight. Mora
out of curiosity than anything else,
he drew )i out and read It.
As the words met his eyes he grew
tenre; the color mounted to his
IMien he pulled out the aheet of
paper he also drew out an envelope.
Hastily, he seized It and looked at ita
contents. He turned to James:
“Keep this knife and handker
chief," he ordered. “I’m going to

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