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Officers Are Re-Elected 4 i * ‘-tfi t By The Henderson B. & L. Irvine B. Watkins President ; and Ai B. Wester Secre i retary-T reasurer for Year EARNINGS RATE HIGH DURING PAST YEAR State Officials Laud Work of Association; Has Been Instrumental in. Helping Various Interests; Annual Meeting of Shareholders Held 3 _ Shareholders of the Henderson Building and Loan Association, at their annual meeting last night, were told in reports by Al. B. Wester, sec retary-treasurer. that the associa tion’s earnings in the past year amounted to 6 1-5 percent, and that the association now has 2,957 shares in force. All old officers were re-elected, ex cept the attorneys, as follows:flrvine B. Watkins, president; J. W. Jenkins, vice-president; Al: B. Wester, secre tary-treasurer; Irvine B. Watkins, at torney. Mr- Watkins as attorney suc ceeds R. S. McCoin. Four new members of the board of directors were elected by the stock holders, these being Dr. I. H. Hoyle. G. W. Knott. H. HI Robinson and T. W. McCracken. thembers of the board re-elecied * iWd’e: R- T. Tip church. L. C. KerneV; Al. B- Wester, C. P. Tanner, J. E. Hite, C. S. Wes ter. W. T- Newcomb, M. Q. Miles, J- W, Jenkins, Irvine B. Watkins; t J. H. Wheeler, M. L. Finch, E. C. KittrelJ, R. O. Rodwell, W. E. Moss, Bl H. Hicks. Immediately after the meeting of the stockholders, the directors met and elected officers for the year The association i during- the year made $lB 212.64 iii ldians, and ma tured $58,300 in stock. No loan on stock is for more than 90 percent of the amount paid in, and no loan on real estate is for more than 75 per cent of the appraised value of the property. The association holds no second mortgages, it was explained, and has made only one foreclosure since its organization. The twelfth series will mature at the usual time with the payments this month. All series since'tlie association began business have matured in from 332 tc 334 weeks, it was stated. A new series will open April 8. i The lecent audit by the building and loan section of the North Caro lina Department of Insurance show ed the association to have assets of $140,556.99, with: total mortgage loans of $129,050. O. L. Roque, deputy insurance com missioner in charge of building and loans wrote Mr Watkins as presi dent; •‘While this office has at no lime e i'.evt'i'rpd any fears regarding the solvency and safety of .manage ment of your organization, yet. in view of present unsettled financial conditions, we deem if not improper to advise ybu that a thorough ex amination «f |he., affairs of your or ganization discloses a highly satisfac tory condition." He also wrote that the interest earning rate on installment stock was •0619, while net earnings during the past year were .05377 percent. In the final paragraph of his letter, Mr. La- Roque also wroie: “While it is t rue that the affairs of your association are conducted in the same office with another organi zation, our examiner is unable to find any evidence of affiliation or min gling of assets, and we have no rea «on to suggest the slightest appre hension as to the solvency of your organization of the safety of invest ment in your stock." • The greatest riches are riches .of the mind, insure the edu cation of your child. Build a special fund for the purpose here...in a Savings Account. tv. . v j / ■' v v ; r■' Citizens Bank and Trust Company Henderson, N. C. 'site fading bank in this section* Christian Pastor Will Leave \ 'fc r 4 aMNnr <&. .<v : ; , REV. R. A. WHITTEN FIVE ARRESTED IN ” THEFTS FROM CARS Will Be Given Hearing Be ' fore Recorder on Tues day Morning Five well known white men of the community were taken into custody late- yesterday on charges in connec tion,'.with the theft of merchandise fftdm freight cars on the Seaboard Air Line railroad, it was announced to day by Sheriff J. E. Hamlett. The five are C. P. Lowry, Jr., Zeb Lamb and . George Adkins, charged with the theft of cigarettes, crackers and cakes, and Melvin Grissom and Jimmie Crawley were charged with aiding and abetting in the thefts. County officers and special agents of the Seaboard cooperated in work ing up the cases, and a hearing is set for next Tuesday morning before Recdrcler R. E- Clements in county cour&i. a The tbelts are alleged to have oc curred/up and- down the railroad in the vicinity pf Henderson or nearby towns, and to have been going on for a period of t’rnie.> ■ <■ >< r.£ ; pastors exchange PULPITS' ON SUNDAY Dr. Gerriwger At South Henderson Baptist and Rev. Mt, Reavis at-M. P. Ki Evening An exchange of pupits by two/local pastors has been arranged for Sunday evening. Dr. L. W. flrerringer, pas tor of the First Methodist Protestant church, will preach at a young peoi ple’s rally at the South Henderson Baptist church, and Rev. L. B. Reavis, ipastor of that church, will preach in Mr. Gerringer’s church, it was an nounced- COMMISSIONERS TO HOLD MEET MONDAY The regular monthly-meeting of the Vance Board of County Commiss’on ers is scheduled to be held next Mon day. Nothing was learned in advance of the business to come up at that , time other than the receiving of re ports and the usual routine of countv ffairs. y Btapahlj REV. R. A. WHITTEN LEAVES HENDERSON ; - > First Christian Pastor Ac cepts Call to Large Portsmouth Church TO RESIGN TOMORROW Will Terminate Pastorate Here Soon as He Can Be Released; ed Call to IWtlunouth j This Week | j ; Rev. R. A. Whitten, for the past year and a half pastor of the First Christian church here, will tomorrow hand his resignation to the congrega tion at the evening service, he an nounced today. He has accepted a call to the First Christian church in Portsmouth, Va., which was extended to hiip a week ago by that congre gation, following a visitation he made there several weeks ago. The Ports mouth church, formally, extended the call last Sunday. Rev. Mr. Whitten is a native of Georgi#, and before coming here was for four yearg pastor of the Chris tian church in Reidsville and of sev eral country churches in that vicinity and was for a time financial agent of Elon College. He is well known in denominational circles of his church. The pas'torate here will be terminat ed as soon as; the local church can release him, and not longer than 90 days at the outside. As pastor at Portsmouth, Rev. Mr. Whitten will succeed Rev. H. C. Caviness, who left the church there several months ago to enter evange listic work. He will directly take over the work handled by Rev. A. W. Hurst, interim pastor ,and Chaplain J. B. Earnest, U. S. Navy, who have 'been supplying the First Christian •congregation until a regular pastor could be engaged. The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot said of the call extended to the Henderson pastor that “members of the local church expressed the hope that he will act favorably upon the Ports mouth call, as they were much I im* pressed with him when he officiated here recently.” - ■■.. ■ - ■.i. ■ - wr. I AROUND TOWN t . . No Mafrriage Licenses —No marr.iage •licenses wer e issued yesterday by (the register of deeds, and' no new deeds were reported out today from itiba't of fice • ' . , i t ' Speaks to P. T. A—J C Kittrell spoke to the Townsville Pare nt-Teat,h - er Association meeting yesterday in Townsville. Hit? subject was Laiw en forcement and the effects! of alcohol and drugs oft' the human system'. ’ ' ' *-j Speaks at Middlebt^rg—J C Kit tl’d 1. of the Henderson bar, will speak at the Middleburg Baptist church to morrow mfondng in the place of the pab'rny Rev. E. R. Nelson, who is ill, fit was announced today. Gets Road T erm—<Sriixty days on the roads and*payment of the odstp was the judgment im/pcsed in police court today on Leroy WilMams, alias Diaddy Will amis, colored charged with 'trans porting liquor and having it for sale. SHAW CHOIR HERE TUESDAY EVENING Negiyj Society of 30 Mixed Voices To Sing At Henderson Institute < Auditorium The choral sodety of Shaw Unli ve,rait ywiiill give a concert in the -new *atu'di.|l\cal:u.m of H'| Herson Institute nexlt Tuesday evening. The society ■has 30 mixed voilces. The group is rated am ong the beet of such organ iftaitclcins in Neigirio colleges. Th’is group miakes a speciality of singling Negro Work songs, ahd ttbeir lighter classicte. They have been heard frequently over radio sta tion WtPTF in Raileigh. Shaw University tils the pioneer in stitution of higher learnilng in the state for' Negroes. The Northern Baptists have for years supported the school. In recenio years the school h>a>s been self-supporting. It is l hop ed that the efforts of the choral so ciety which i s touin:in|g the State will help some deserving boy or girl re man in school who, otherwise might have to drop out because of finance. All friends of Negro education are urgently askc&l to attend this concert. White friends who may wish to at tend thils program, are especially wel come .••‘The customary arrangements win be made for them in case any should attend., The society As un der the direction of Harry Gil-Sunytthe The choral society is counting to Hen derson under the auspices of the local Shaw dlub, of which Rev. L. P. Gregg si; president. TUckets may be secured ait Wimberley’s drug store, colored graded school or the parsonage of Shiloh Baptist church. J MIDDLEBURG YOUTH DEBATES AT WAKE Wake Forest, Feb. 4—Using the subject “Education and Life,” I. B. Jackatm, of MAddleburg, represented the Phniouijatihiediian literary society of Wake Forest college in the annual inlter-oocdoty. orattotr’k cclr.itesit; wttuch .was a part of Sts »«th Founder’s Day eaßertoiseiy. Jackson is a son of Mr. and Mirs. I. J. Jackson He is l a senior iXCrf i l i t. SEVENTH GRADE Picture Awarded to Central School Room on Batis of Competition On the January 9, the ftrite day of the fourth .school month, ah attend ance picture contest wtas begun be tween the 13 rooms of t®* o Central School Rules for the conitest had been previously worked;-.' out and a copy placed in each of <-the 13 Class iooms giving every detail of the con test and announcing the prize for the : winning room als a handsome framled (picture. During the eadh) (.room wtas: scored on the ipoin)tis: atttendance 50 points; good school conduct 25 points; and geheral isdhool housekeeping 25 points . The attendance item Was worked’ out on a percentage basils while' the other two items were judged by teachers, principal,, amid a cofpmi(t |iee of three judges from the P. T A, The judging committee (fpom the P- T. A. i was Mrs. A. C. YcXv, and Mrs. AliiW eon Cooper.' These Hdtes visited each classroom once a week during the contest; and scared them on certain, dehtod te pod nits . ;>The contest for t!he first month end ed yesterday wtith the ending of the Fourth school month,, and the picture will be awiardeA to the “B” section of the Seventh grade oft a tota;l score of 'BB poitats. The “A” tsecliOn of the same grade runs them a very close second with a total score of 87 l-4i points; losing out only on the score of conduct t the “B” section. ; During .the month the contest has, been on there has been some ndtlcable improvement in school attendance; •One room increasing iit® percentage of attendance 10.6 per cent over the pae vious month. Only in two rooms Was the attendance sligghitly dess than! tihe Third school mlonltih, which end ed on January 6. In the matter of el‘(tendance alone Ifche contest has been well worth while, but it is believed' that the school hast also improved generally on,-the other two itemfe, viz: good School Ij conduct,) and general .school housekeeping, 8t was Stated by Prof. Frank M, Earnhardt, p(al. * The contest will be continued through the next month With a new set of judges from the P. T. A. In additino to the benefit the school may receive, it is also hoped that the pub lie generally will become better ac quainted Wiith thief problems the school faces. Winged Neighbors By JAMES BEARDSLEY , I - This column has its ’origin in the hope that several o(f its readers will awaken the ascetic beauty ’which sui N rounds each and every one of us in our everyday Life. Ornithology, or the study of 'birds, is only an cgnphai tuatifng bnanoh of 'that great study—• natural history. Natural hilsitoiry stu died correctly will help even; the must practiced idealist among us.* : If hdlth -B n :g idliseM'it will help: us vto become aware of our own insifemilflicance. This wiithiin itself is a liberal educa tion. After all, the world Us just a Wairt an God’s great universe. What are wie? —-mere mJiJcrobes! Our bird today the red-headed wfoodpecker It is difficult ltd imag ine a comlmon bird that has more striking plumage. Its Germlan tri color of red, black land white is con spicuous in any pose 4 The colors are displayed very well as it makes slhoft sallies from, its perch after insects Which it catches wtiith great dexterity in mod air. Its absolute lack of pro tective coloration makes it a frequent victim of gunners and. nasty lalttle boys with slingshots. The red-headea woodpecker makes its neats in hewn out cavities in dead trees or poles. The male and female alternate in the chibseling . job of home making. In the finished cavttty upon JawdueJt are . deposited font to Jibe glossy white eggs v This Woodpecker subsists chiefly on worms, itnisects, acorns and nuts. It is not denied that htey Cat cher ries, fruit, and even other bird gegs. Even we humans have our bad trai ts, but thank goodness our good tralSts outweffigh our bad. This is positively true of the red-headed woodpecker. One used to aiwakefoa me every sum mer by its loud hammering on the metal gutter outside my Win dow. Even this annoyance saved my mother the trouble of caMdftg. Look for next Saturday's column. I promise to stick closer to birds. Don’t forget your Sunday afternoon, walk. STUNTS ENJOYED AT KIWANIS GATHERING Miss Grant Sings, With Miss Jones Accompanist; Attendance Rec ord Is 90 Percent Members of the Kiswanfe dub at their weekly luncheon meeting last nftghlt devoted modt of their time to Jtunlts of one kind or another. Miss Mattie Gran,t who is dSrectiPig the Cteurk kStreet school play now being arranged, sang so rthe members and was accompanied by Miss DoroL thy Jones. The attitndance wla» reported at 90 percent of the enrolled membership, and the program w)as in chairge of M. L. Wlood, D. T. Dickie and Clarence E. Green. ; J Itjiiy is the only country i n Europe where , muck rice id stowju _ * Legislature Not Going To Let Schools Suffer * (Continued from Paste one.i Institutions, in excess of the amounts recommended by the budget, although the committee has not yet passed up on. £ these appropriations. There are strong indications, however, that the committee and General Assembly are not going to let either the public schools or the State institutions of higher education suffer and that ade quate provision is going to be made for them. It is apparent, however, that all of these institutions are go ing to have to get along with less than they want. The approval of the appropriation of $13,375,000 for the six months school term is regarded by many as being largely tentative, however, since the belief is steadily growing •that a State-supported eight months school term will eventually be set up and the appropriation increased ac cordingly. This appropriation for the six months term has hence been ap proved only until the finance com mittees bring out their new revenue bill, which is expected to contain a saj’es tax that will provide enough exrta money to enable the State to .maintain an eight months school term. Indications are, however, that even if an eight months school term is de cided upon that the same per cent age of salary cuts will be retained as recommended for the six months term and that the teachers and superin tendents will work eight months for what they are now getting for six months or for what the State is now paying toward both the six months and extended terms. The present State .’appropriation is $16,100,000 for the six months term and $1,500,000 for the extended term, making a total of $17,500,000 for both terms. Dr. A- T. Allen, State superintendent of public instruction, has already told the fi nance committee that the State could operate an eight months term on $17,800,000, or for only $200,000 more than it is now paying towards both terms. Others believe that the eight ■months term can be operated for as little as $17,000,000 a year, or only about $3,000,000 more than is propos ed for the six months and extended terms in the new appropriations bill. The advocates of the State-support ed eight months term maintain that it will relieve property owners of fully Three More Days To subscribe or renew your subscription to the Daily Dispatch and get a FREE PREMIUM Four Big Premiums Tour choke of any one of these premiums with a new or renewal subscription for one year One Half Barrel Vanco Plain Flour 35 Pounds of Sugar $2 Book of Stevenson s' Theatre Tickets 10 Gallons of Gasoline Offer Closes Wed., Feb. 8 Bring, mail or send your remittance at once. Don’t let this opportunity pass. Premiums will be reserved for those who mail their checks. Henderson Daily Dispatch SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1933' $4,000,000 in taxes now paid in the special tax and charter districts and reduce the cost of th e six and eight months terms fullly $5,000,000 a year, which will amply compensate for a sales tax. They believe, however, that the greater part of the revenue from any sales tax should go to the sup port of the schools, rather than to lower the present taxes on business and industry. Primary Will Not Be Scrap ed, But Law Will Change (Continued trom rage One/) touch the absentee ballot law, al though repeal of the absentee ballot is a matter that the General Assem bly will have to decide upon before it adjourns.' A bill to repeal the absentee ballot law has already been introduced in the House, but has not come through (committee yet. The joint election laws committee has had re-referred to it the Murphy-Bowie bill to repeal the primary system and set up the old convention system, but, while the demand for reduction i ntlie cost of elections is gneral, sentiment for re tention of the primary is too strong to permit the bill’s passage, it is be lieved. The chief features of the bill that will be sponsored by the State Board of Elections is that it proposes to list the names of presidential candidates on general election ballots in the place of the names of presidential’ electors, whose names will be on file in the secretary oi state’s office. This does not do away with the electors, but will, it (is contended, s|impMy the ballot. Tlrs system is already in practice in Ohio. About $22,000 would be saved in cutting the number of registration days from 7 to 5. Approximately $15,- 000 would be saved, it is estimated, by reducing the number of ballots that are required to be printed at present. The existing law stipulates that two ballots have to be printed for each registered voter, while under the new b’’.ll only about 25,000 in ex cess of the number of registered vot ers would be printed and distibuted. Another change the bill proposes is that the hours of voting be changed. At present the polls are kept open from sunrise to sunset. The new bill sets the hours as from 7 a m. until ! p. m. Indications are that the election la.ws committees will have a \ time next week. In addition to V \ U " y up the general - election laws bii] Ug tpeeted to be introduced early in week, it also has before ii th e m 10 phy-Bowie primary repealer ailrl Ur ' bill by Representative English a Randolph to change the date of i.° f first primary from the first Sat u , i in June to the second Tuesday i, \ gust and to abolish the second Au ' mary. A sub-committee compos*/' Reps. Ray, Gardner and MassenbJ is now studying this bill and is g pected to report back t 0 t f e *' House committee within a few d- ' 1 There is expected t 0 be re hr'/' little opposition to the English''?-, 3 ! and the one sponsored by tb* , 1 Board of Elections. Both of th//? toas been pointed out, would effect U considerable saving, without aboH , a ing either the primary system q. /' absentee ballot law. Many tne£ b S‘ of the legislature are strongly j„ , vor of reducing the costs 0 f th* J maries and the election, but are 5t,,,/ ly opposed to doing away with th primary system. Although 22 nanU 4 were on Murphy-Bowie bill, yu ' ( . h * measure would fall far short’ o f a ni . a jority in the House, a consensus of opinion indicates. Japs Beat Off Attack By Chinese Chinchow, Manchuria, Feb. <i. .. (AP) —The Japanese military bead quarters here reported its garrison at Chiumenkow in the Great Wall of China repulsed the fifth Chinese al - in e'ght days after three hours of desperate fighting early today. Heavy Chinese losses were reported. / The Rengo (Japanese) News .Agency said Chinese troops in the Shihmrn chai district westward from Chit,men kow were reinforced by two of Marshal Chang Hsiao-Liang's bri gades- With the aid of these regular troops dispatched to the North Chinx Mili tary leader, the Chinese forces were reported trying enveloping tactics by attacking the Japanese garrison from the east, north and west. Further Chinese assaults were expected.