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HENDERSON DULY DISPATCH ■rt>Mtokti iuirt 1% IW4 Published Every Afternoon Except Sunsxlay By HENDERSON DISPATCH CO., INC. at 109 Young Street HENRY A DENNIS. Pres, and Editor M. L. FINtiH, 3ec-Treae and Bus. Mgr. TELEPHONES Editorial Office— §•• Society Editor »«••• Business Office ■»-•»'«»»' SIS The Henderson Daily Dispatch Is a member-of the Associated Press. News paper Enterprise Association, South ern Newspaper Publishers Association and the North Carolina Press Associa tion.! The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to use for republication all •ewi dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also the local news published herein. ▲ll rights of publication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. SUBSCRIPTION PRICKS. Payable Strictly la Advance.. Bne Year *..|».0» Mix Months ... •»! *••• (Three Months I.M Per Copy NOTICE TO StIISCRIBRRS. Look at the printed label on your paper. The date thereon shows when the 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 thair communication both the OLD and NEW address. Eatlonal Advertising Representatives FROST. LANDIS & KOHN SIS Park Avenue, New fork City; ti Bast Wacker Drive, Chicago; Walton Building, Atlanta; Security Building, Bt.. Louis, Entered at the post office In Hender son. N. C., as second class mall matter lb—ts»hweifce.w<»l t Ut t TieX-rntiUfc jg HOPE IN GOD: Wlhy art thou cast down, O my souil? and wlhy ait thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance and my God. —Psalm 42:11. REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE If one may believe what he reads j and hears in personal conversation. I members of the General Assembly are not representing the people of this State in imposing upon them a gen eral sales tax. There is no exaggera tion in saying the people positively do not want the sales tax. And there is more to that opposition than mere ly that it is an additional tax. It is a vicious and unjust form of taxa tion. That the legislature Is looking to the merchants to pay the tax out of their own gross revenues, or to get It as best they can otherwise, if at all, is apparent. Hew they pay it is seemingly of small concern to the group of men who have resolved to place this burden upon the retail busi ness people of this State. An evidence of that is seen in the refusal of the House, before it finally adopted the revenue bill, to insert a clause mak ing it mandatory upon the merchants to pass the tax on. That, of course, would make the tax outrageously un popular with the masses, who are the voters, and would from the veiy be ginning of its imposition start the moulding of a determined sentiment on the part of the general public to. have the thing done 'awd'y with as soon as possible. There rs strong opinion in some quarters that the imposition of the general sales tax is but the first step in the overhauling of the tax base in North Carolina. Big interests will get relief and the masses of the peo ple will take it upon their own should ers. Broadly speaking, it is not funda mental relief, but a mere shifting of the load. Those who shout so loudly about their own personal opposition, hut who in the next breath vote in favor of the tax ,are not as much op posed to it as they would have others believe, else they would conform their actions to ‘heir words. And voters of North Carolina may this time prove to have a better memory than they have been credited with in times past. Retailers who are going to have to dig down into their own jeans to pay this tax for the public could swallow the dose with fewer misgivings if the legislature had made it mandatory that It be passed on, and if they were not so thoroughly convinced that it is a move to shift the burden and 1 o make it a permanent part of the Sta’e’s taxing system. Once in the law, it will be like other taxes in that it will stick, and the worst part about it js that in the future, instead of reducing the size of the levy or eliminating it entirely, there is grave likelihood that it will, like the gaso line tax, be increased and broadened to take in other business concerns and commodities. If the legislators were so sincere about this thing as they would have the State believe, why did they not make the levy all-inclusive, and slap it onto every sort of transaction? Why not on what the lawyers sell, namely, professional service? Why not on what the big fellows handle, and why did it not touch numerous other kinds and forms of dealings? Well, it’& your guess now, and the answer ought to be easy. By the Imposition of the general sales tax. the legislature, in our hum ble judgment, is doing the State more harm than good. Just at a time when every eye is strained in the search for a faint glimmer of better days, business must be saddled with this additional extra, load to cripple and throttle and hold it back. If the gen eral sales tax bankrupts so many lit tle businesses that the net result to the State will be less than before, the legislature will have only itself to blame. Warning has been given that the North Carolina Merchants Association will carry the fight to the courts, and we hope they do it and fight it to the last ditch, and that they win their case. If it cripples the State, the blame cannot be laid at the door of the merchants, but rather upon the law-makers who have foisted it upon the group of concerns that are the backbone of the commercial life of the commonwealth. Call that treason if you will, but we are not alone in the opinion. OFF THE BEATEN PATH At the risk of being called a goody goody and of being charged with go ing out of the usual sphere in which a secular newspaper operates, we wish to say something about the city wide revival meeting that is now in progress in this city. If there are those who will sneer, it won’t be the first time, and is not likely to be the last. Personally, we are not strong for the professional evangelist—speaking generally, that is, and with nothing personal toward any good man or woman. Years ago we became thor oughly fed up on comedy and vaude ville in the name of religion, and have not to this good hour recanted in that conviction. But there is a place for straight out, honest-to-goodness gospel preach ing—and gospel living. Not only is there a place for it, but there is a crying need for it. There isn’t enough of it in the American pulpit today, I which may account in some measure [ for the waywardness of the American ’ people. There is need that people should return to the fundamentals. Most of us are too prone to restrict our religion to lip service and to at tending a single worship a week in the church. We look pious in the pew and next day and all through the! week knife the fellow who held the other side of the hymn book with us on Sunday morning, to the end that by some form of what is known as shrewdness we may gain thereby. Too many of us assume a holier-than thou attitude toward our fellows, and think we are just a little bit, and sometimes a great deal, better and that the neighbor is unworthy of notice. A lot of people need a drain ing off of what they consider their aristocratic blue-bloodedness and a transfusion of the pure red blood of democracy and brotherliness. That sort of religion is a mockery of genuine religion and a disgrace to those who practice it. Moreover, such folks are not fooling any one but t hemselves. Before a revival of religion can be had, church folks and professing Christians have got to do some re forming themselves- Neither a revival nor the regular church service is the place for curiotis on-looker's', who fre quent such plafces to spy on and to be it tie those who make St start in the right direction. This revival how going on in Hen derson hasn’t gotten anywhere much up to now because of the atmosphere in which it is operating, meaning by that the city as a whole. A cam paign of this sort cannot be success fully carried on in a town the size of Henderson oftener than once three or four or six years, because! of the bigness of the movement. But when it is undertaken it should have the support and cooperation of the public. We believe there is a desire, and heaven knows there is a glaring need, for more of us to get more re ligion than we have. If this depres sion is a visitation for the purpose; of sobering luxury-mad Americans and bringing them to their senses, it has, up to now, failed in its designs for a great many people. More than a year ago this news paper ventured the opinion that if America unitedly would fall upon its knees in humility before God Al mighty in confession and intercession i there would immdeiately be a change for the belter, even in material things. There lias been no reason since then to change from that con viction- This levival here is a move in that direction, however insignificant it may be by comparison With the nation a* large. Whatever one may think of the evangelist, the singer, the preacher or any one else having to do with the undertaking, the move ment is under way and it righly de serves and should have the full sup port of the community, and especially of the church people- It can be a suc cess if given such, support, and it ban never go as far as it should go by any other method. Wte hold no brief for any of those in places of leadership in this re ligious campaign. They are amply able to take care of themselves and will do so. What is said here is in the interest of whatever of good may be possible by united cooperation of those who profess to follow after the Great Leader. This may be out of place in a secular newspaper; but at least it is in this one this one time, and ukinere without apologies, with r HENDERSON, (N.C.) DAILY' iMSfcJ&CIi, TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1938" : ' out any request whatsoever for it, and withoutrany one''suggesting it ? or knowing anything about it. The op portunity to do good is lingering at our doorstep, and Christians are un worthy of the name they bear if they fail or refuse to lay hold upon it TODAY TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES 1599 —Oliveir Cromwell, England's Lord Protector, religious leader and soldier-statesman, bom. Died Sept. 3, 1658.. i 1769 —Sir Mark I. Brunei, Britain’s great civil engineer, wih© worked in New York city for several years, born Died Dec. 12, 1849. 1781 —Justin Edwards, American Congregational clergyman, originator of the American Tempelrance society writer of tracts wlhiich sold in the ihundretdwthousjajradjs, bom alt West ihampton, Mass. Died July 23 18fj3. l&ll WlLHiiam U. lawyer, congressman and governor, bom in Yate® Qo., N. Y. Dieid MJaroh 18, 1860 • 1826—William Deering, noted Illi nois harvester manufacturer, born at Paris, Maine. Died in Florida, Dec. 9, 1913. 1846 —Constance Cary Harrison, noted author of her day born in Fair fax Co., Via. Diield in Washington, Nov. 21, 1920. 1856—Dwight Williams, noted art ist and collector, born at Camillus, N. Y. Died March 12, 1932. TODAY IN HISTORY .1719 —'First edition of “Robinson Crusoe” published dn London. 1777 —Marquis de Lafayette, 19 year old. landed at Charleston, S. C. to ,aid the Americans, having raised! a corp s at his own expense. 1926 —Riza Khan, onetime trooper in the Persian Cossacks crowned iShah. ‘ 1932--Hordes of billions of locusts laid waste South Africa. TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS Prof. R. A. Seligman, inteirnation ally-famous Columbia University pro fessor-emeritus of economy, bor n in New York City, 72 years ago. John F. Stevens of Baltimore, fa mous civil and railway lengineetr, bom at Gardiner, Maine, 80 years ago. Richard N. Elliott of Indiana, As sistant U. S. Comptroller General, born in Payette 6., Ind., 60 years ago Leland Harrison, chairman of the In.;;: relational Relations Division of the U. S. Tariff commission born :n New York, 50 years ago. > Dr. Edlwin B. Wilson, professor of vita lstatisti.es at the Harvard School of Public Health, Iborn at Hartford, Conn., 54 years ago. Guglielmo Marconi, World-famous electrical engineer and inves tor of wireless, born 69 years ago. Princess-Royal Mary of England ( Lascelles), (bourn (36 •years ago. ; TODAY’S HOROSCOPE Coupled with the disciplinary na ture of yesterday are natural good •will and a liking for hard work on its own account*- It mlay carry a ’happydusposiit ion, content (with its own lot in life; but is more likely to be dominated with a strong love of justice. It prodiuce s a leader of men, whose following accompanies its chief (through ; pure regard for bis sterling qualities. WOULD MAKE PARK UPON HOTEL SITE Dully DlMpateh Bureau, In the Sir* Walter Hotel. MY J. C. BASKERVfLL. Raleigh, April 25.—Use of the site of the old Atlantic hotel, State-own ed property at Morehead City which was recently destroyed by fire, as a State Park, was suggested today by' (State Forester J. S. Holmes. Mr. Holmes expressed a belief that the dedication of the site formerly occupied by the historic old frame ■hostelry as a State Park and its de velopment could be made an under taking that would be a credit to the iState and of permanent-value to the people. The State forester suggests that the entire strip of property lying between 'State Highway No. 10 and Bogue sound be dedicated to the use of the public as a State Park. .(Trial Nears Close • Cyrus H. Neff The first degree murder trial of Cyrus H. Neff, wealthy lumber dealer of Canfield, 0., charged ~ with killing his second wife, a for mer war nurse, draws to a close at Youngstown, O. Neff is shown in th-: courtroom. - : A : IKES Greater in 1931 Than In 1929, Conservation Fig ures Indicate ; Dally Dispatch Bureau, ' • In the Sir Walter Hotel. BY J. C. BASKERVILL. Raleigh, April 24.—Cigars and cig arettes accounted for virtually one 1 half the value of manufactured pro ducts in North Carolina during 1931, and constituted the only major in dustry of the State which showed a gain over the value of products, in 1929, according t 0 figures of the U. S. Bureau of the Census released yes terday through the State Department of Conservation and Development. The total value of cigars and cig arettes turned out by factories in North Carolina during 1931 was $511,- 431,000 compared with $480,039,000 in 1929, an increase of 6.5 percent, ac cording to the census report. The sec on largest industry, textiles, showed a decided slump in value of products between the years 1929 and 1931, The value of textile products of the State was only $280,474,000 in 1931 as com pared with $452,625,000 in 1929, a de crease of 38.3 percent between thq two-year period. The largest proportionate slump among the ten leading'industries was in lumber and planing mill products, which experienced a drop of 62 5 per cent in value of products. The actual decrease in value of products in this industry was from $57,640,000 in 1929 to $21,603,000 in 1931. Furniture production for the recent census year was 40.4 percent down in 1931 from the value of production two years previous. The value of all furniture products in North Carolina in 1931 was $33,820,000 compared with $56,737,000 two years before. Considerable shifting in rank occur red in the ten most important in dustries between 1929 and 1931. Fur niture exchanged places with lumber and planing mill products, going inj fourth place in order of value of pro ducts to third. Printing and publish ing went from ninth place in 1929 to sixth in 1931 while leather drop ped from sixth to eight place. Five QhocK£iißi£g%fe CHAPTER 42 THE SHOCK to Merta Morris, when her father’s dual identity and activities were exposed,/' was inde scribable. But after the first reac tions of horror and grief, she pro ceeded to re-establish her pride at • any cost, recognizing that Philip was her greatest ally .in the cause. His loyalty .could do rjiore to maintain her social standing in the face of such overwhelming antagonism than the support of scores of others. If he, the bitter opponent of Minty Doran’s activities and the discoverer of Judge Morris as that same enemy, stood by her as a. friend and even married her, her position would be made invincible. Wisely, .she hafl not relied too much upon his faithfulness at first. Rather, her attitude had been one of grieved wonder at what his treat ment of her would be, and resigned to any development which she was powerless to prevent. Which atti tude had won Philip’s ready sympa thy more quickly than anything she might have done. Had she appealed to his mercy, had she dramatically refused to expect her friends to re main loyal, he might have been less moved to protect her. Os course, he realized as well as she, how his attitude could sway that of others, how his prestige could make or destroy her future. But throughout the whole grievous trag , edy, it was Pierre’s comfort which she sought. He had not ventured to see her during the week which fol lowed Judge Morris’ arrest. So, when Phiiip assured her on Sunday that be could not see her that day be cause he was obliged to leave the city, Merta dared to telephone Pierre’s apartment for the first time. The sound of his voice instantly melted all the horror and grief of the past week into relief and intox icating hope. “Pierre, my darling, why have 1 had no word from you?” "Because I did not dare to try to talk with you, knowing that you would be very busy in all this con fusion, my dear. What else could I do?” "I know. Perhaps you were right not to communicate with me. But I am quite alone for today, and so lonely. Will you hurry right over here, dear?” ”1 fear St isn’t safe; Merta. Shouldn’t we wait to see each other until this excitement subsides? Your reputation is in danger enough, I should think,” he reminded her bru te II y, ’’and I do not wish to share it.” The pain stabbed her cruelly, but she insisted gently. “It is quite safe, Pierre. Philip is out of town, and I have given orders that 1 wish to be left alone to rest. This week has been stich a wretched one for me that everyone understands why I •nant seclusion, But 1 want more than anything else to see you.” "All right, but I can't stay for 'long, today. I am entertaining for a tea at 3 o’clock. I shall be right over,” hut his voice was not solicitous (ind tender as usual. , Strange, thought Merta, that it • should., be Pierre whose loyalty should fail tier first, to whom she had given so much and upon whom she had depended absolutely if every one else failed her. While Philip, who owed her nothing and yet could offer her so much, remained the most devoted to her. It seemed to Merta that she waited an hour for Pierre to arrive. She almost feared that he might not come at all, even after he had prom ised her that he would. She con sulted her triple mirror a dozen times, turning this way and that, to ascertain how much her week of it Pays To Advertise In The Daily Dwpatch liif latioii, as tl|i4 White Collar .Man See* It **l shall have to marry him now.** anxiety and shock had affected her appearance. Her hands, which were usually so calm and languid, fluttered nervous ly; adjusting her hair, adding a magnificent strand of pearls to her jewels, removing them again. She changed from a sleek satin afternoon frock to a stunning boudoir robe of black velvet furred with silver fox. Merta could not decide whether she wanted to personify to Pierre the be reaved woman or the brave, defiant woman who had surrendered her past and faced the future with con fidence. She decided that if Pierre chose to pity her, she would respond to that role; if he were indifferent to her problems, she would react with a dramatic resignation of her past. He was ardently possessive when he greeted her, as if he would com pensate for his recent negligence. Her slender fingers stroked his cheek in gratitude. “I could not have endured it all, had there not been you to remind me that there is some beauty left in life. So long as I have you—” her words were lost in an eager caress. “But what are you going to do now?” he asked her. “Are your funds protected, now that your father is so involved?” “I really don’t know, Pierre, how everything will end. I know so lit tle about money—where it ever came fi’om and how to manage it. I sup pose that lawyers and other fees will involve horrible expense and there are fines and taxes of all kinds which I hear them talking about. That is one thing which 1 wished to talk over with you.” “You can no longer help me?” he seemed actually to withdraw from her, even though he did not move. “Not at all, darling. Why! I should rather deny myself than to fail you now, when my assistance is really doing so much for your work. And it is, isn't it, beloved?” “Much more than you know, my sweet.” His lips caressed her high, smooth brow. “So I must tell you now that, i more than ever before, I shall have ’ to rely upon Philip Ha really has been wonderful to me about every thing.” “He isn’t going to drop you, now that the public knows your father was his worst enemy while he pro fessed to be his good friend?” Pierre did translate her tragedy into such words, she thought. Perhaps he could not do otherwise, being so sensitively expressive. Everything which was not beautiful and romantic to him, was cruel and ugly. So she dismissed the thought and replied. "I think it lias made him even more devoted to me. Not that I want his devotion, Pierre. You understand that. But I need so much, now, the support which he can give to me socially. So you see. I cannot consider for a moment giv ing up Philip. I shall have to marry him, now.” “I had supposed that was your plan all the time,” Pierre objected with surprise. “Os course, it was my plan. But there was awhile when I had hoped that I might change that plan. 1 had dared to hope that I might per suade dad to settle on us a nice allowance so that I could marry you, darling.” “But that is just what you decided we should not do, that our romance would endure longer if you were married to Philip.” "It will have to be that way now,” Merta sighed. “I need the security of Philip’s money, * and so do you; but I also need the prestige of his social standing. I don’t dare to jilt Philip now, because everyone would say that Philip jilted me. and I couldn’t bear that after all the rest that has happened. It has been so horrible —you have no idea, darling.” She turned her face against hia for consolation. “1 know, my dear, but it can’t help you now to make me sad with your trouble. I must be in a happy mood for my concert this afternoon." She nodded agreement, and smiled for him radiantly. “Then, let us be happy, my love.” He bent over her. “Only you can mal.e me happy, my beautiful oua." (TO B& COM TIN UGW SALE OF VALUABLE FARM PROPERTY. Under and by virtue of the author . ity conferred upon us in a deed of trust executed by J. J. Kittrell and wife, Minnie Kittrell on the 23rd day of July, 1926 and recorded in Book 146, Pages 67 and 68, we will on Sat urday the 6TH DAY OF MAY, 1933 12 o’clock noon at the Courthouse door in Vance County, Henderson, N. C., sell at pub lic auction for cash to the highest bidder the following land to-wit: Begin !<at a stone on Hawkins road 9 1-2; ft. from a nrnple corner of the 1 acre of J- Li Blanks, and run thence along said road S. 87 3-4 E. 7.08 chs. N. 81 1-2 E. 1.40 chs. to corner of the 30 acre lot 12 ft. from stone and red oak; thence S. 29.54 chs. to a stake in P„ (J. Gtitlj's line; thence lalong Gill’s line S. 37 1-2 W. 7.30 chs. to a stone and poplar; thence N. 88 1-4 W. 32.33 chs. along Edwards line; thence 'N. 993 chs. to a stone; thence N. 22 1-2 E. 13.26 chs. to a pine, F. and A. N. 27 1-4 E. 7 35 chs to a white oak stump N. 27 1-4 E. 5.12 chs. to a stone corner of 1 acre lot; thence S. 82 1-2 E. 320 chs. to a. stone ;■ thence N. 22 E. 3.36 chs. to the beginning, con taining 78 1-7 acres, • more or less. This sale is made by reason of the failure of J. J. Kittrell and wife, Min nie. Kittrell *o pay off and discharge the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust. A deposit of 10 percent will be re quired from the purchaser at the sale This the 3rd day of April 1933. INTERSTATE TRUSTEE CORPORATION. Substituted Trustee, Durham, N- C. B. H. Hicks, Atty. FORECLOSURE SALE. By virtue of power contained in a deed of trust executed by Hughes- Smaw Furniture Company recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of Vance County, North Caro lina, in book 127, page 93, default having been made in the payment of the debt therein secured, and a writ ten declaration thereof made to the said Hughes-Smaw Furniture Com pany, and on written request of the holder of the bonds therein secured. I shall sell by public auction, to the highest bidder for cash, at the Court House door in Henderson, North Car olina, at TWELVE O’CLOCK NOON ON THE lbth DAY OF MAY, 1933. the following described property. Beginning at a stake corner of the Henderson Garage Company, in the center of the North West End of the South Wall of said Garage building on South Easterly side of Main or Garnett Street in the city of Hender son, and running thence along Gar nett Street in a South Westerly, di rection forty-two (42) feet more or less to a stake corner of Garnett and Orange Streets; thence along Orange street in a South Easterly direction 98 1-2 feet more or less to a stake in Orange Street in the edge of the right of way of the Durham and Northern Division of the Seaboard Air Line Railway, thence along said right of way in a northeasterly direction forty-two (42) feet more or less, to the center of the said Sputhern Wall of the garage building at its Sou'h Easterly end on the edge of the right of way of the said railway, thence along the said garage companies line under the center of its Southern Wall ininety-eight and one-half (98 1-2> feet more or less to the place of beginning, embracing one half of said garage wall with said land. Be ing the land conveyed to the Smaw Furniture Company by deed recorded in book 78 page 245 Vance County Registry. This the 14th day of April. 1933 ANDREW : D. CHRISTIAN. Surviving Trustee. Pittman. Bridgers, and Hicks, Attorneys.