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Circulation Off 1,345 From
January Last Year, Re
port Shows
A sharp decl inst in circulation of
books from the Perry library was
shown for January in the monthly
report made public today by Miss
Ma.ry Louise MacDearman, Falling
circulation at the Townsville and
South Henderson branches, by com
parison with their very large increase
a year ago had much to do with the
For January the library’s circula
tion was 4,920, or 1,315 less than the
6,265 for January a year ago. The
average daily circulation was 205 vol
umes, of which 27.6 percent! was non
fiction. The Dunbar branch for the
colored circulated <986 volumes this
January, compared with 930 a year
ago, a decline of 44, and making a
total circulation of 5,806 for the two
institutions The library was open 24
days in January
The active membership of the
Perry library proper was 3,992 at the
end of January, consisting of 2,644
adults and 1,345 juveniles. There was
a net gain for the month after sub
tracting the 47 names dropped from
the 59 new ones added. Only three
new names were added at the Dunbar
branch, making an active reading
membership of 995 at the end of the
Eighty new volumes were added to
the Perry library in January, 60 of
them fiction, and 20 non-fiction, and
70 being books for adults and ten
for children. Four volumes, all non
fiction, and three adult and one juven
ilc, were added at the Dunbar branch
for the month.
The South Henderson branch show
ed 464 readers and a circulation of
113. This was included in .the flg>
ures for the Perry library proper. No
report was included for the Towns
ville branch.
Miss MacDearman’s report said last
year there was an unusual increase of
30 percent over the previous year In
the library’s circulation. This January
showed a considerable increase over
January two years ago. Circulation
at South Henderson was les than
half that, a year ago. More time for
work and les time for reading, due
to economic improvement, is given
as the reason for the slump in library
Dismissals Might
Bring On Dispute
(Continued rrom ■rage One/)
caro of good Democratic workers, but
these man are under civil service, and
in the Haywood case the long-time
holder of his position had twice been
ratified by the civil service tests. The
men who have been kicked out are
demanding that they be heard and
that they have the opportunity to
face their accusers. It is said by a
man who has had long connection
with Washington officials that there
will Im a referee who will come here
and make the examination. Many Re
publicans are holding their positions
in the revenue service .though not a
few have gone out because United
States senators were able to place
their friends in these positions.
Whether Mr. Gulley had anything
to do with it or not nobody can say.
He spends much of his time in Char
lotte, but the remark was ascribed to
him weeks ago that Democrats ought
to be holding those Federal positions,
white Democrats, of course, because
it is said that at least one of the
discharged men has been voting that
Notice To Telephone
Telephone bills are payable at the
office in the Telephone Building in
the same mannei as heretofore.
Temporary Receiver,
Henderson Exchange
Feb. 5, 1934.
In the Superior Court.
State of North Carolina:
County of Vance:
J. H. Brodie, Plaintiff.
W. L. Hawkins, R. M. Hawkins, and
R. S. McCoin, Trustee, Defendants.
The Defendant, R. S. McCoin, Trus
tee, will take notice that an action
entitled as above., has been com
menced in the Superior Court of
Vance County, North Carolina, for the
removal of the said R. S. McCoin as
Trustee under that deed of trust dat
ed the 6th day of May, 1920, executed
by W. L. Hawkins and R M. Haw
kins to R. S. McCoin, Trustee, re
corded in Book 87 at page 29, and
for a substitution of a Trustee in
his name, place and stead in said
deed of trust.
The Defendant, R. S. McCoin, Trus
tee, wIU further take notice that he
is required to appear at the office of
the Clerk of Superior Court for Vance
County, N. C. in the Court house in
Henderson, N. C. on the 12th day of
March, 1934 and answer or demur to
the complaint in said action which
has been filed in the office of the
clerk of Superior Court, Vance Coun
ty, North Carolina, or the Plaintiff
will apply to the Court for the re
lief demanded in said complaint and
This the 3rd day of February, 1934.
Clerk of Superior Court for Vance
County, N. C.
J- P. and J. H. Zollicoffer,
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
W i 1
MmlJ mH
1 ei * * Hfl
Gloria Stuart, blond film actress,
shown above in two poses, has
threatened to turn newspaper
woman and go to Shanghai,
China, as an escape from what
she asserts to be unfair treat
ment by the movie studio to
which she is under contract. Re-
Ehringhaus Speeches On.
Teachers’ Pay Seem To
Have Wrecked Plans
Dolly DiMpnteh Ilurenu,
In the Sir tV.'llter Hotel,
nv .i. c. iiisKimviLi,.
Raleigh, Feb. 5. Speeches of Gover
nor Ehringhaus and the support of
wise Negroes in the State are be
lieved to hav ewrecked the plans of
the National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People,’ who
had centered their attention on North
Carolina and had picked out the dif
ferential in teachers’ salaries for the
issue which they had meant to carry
to the United States Supreme Court.
The N. A. A. C. P. has been mak
ing a desperate drive for new mem
berships and the campaign has not
panned. Undoubtedly as impressive a
machine of agitation as it means to
be needs oiling, repairing and over
hauling, particularly since a recent
Durham conference of Negro leadcr:-
took the lead out of the association’s
hands. The memorial signed by those
leaders was regarded by many here
in Raleigh as rather militant, but i
had the appeal of getting some of th*
wisest and some of the wildest com
mitted. The outsiders in the N. A. A
C. P. refused to confer. The insiders
and officials did.
There is little, therefore, to take to
the courts. In Durham the past week
Governor Ehringhaus told something
about the treatment of Negroes. H»
admitted “cruelly cutting” teachers’
salaries, but he reminded his hearers
all Negroes, that the teachers ge*
their pay promptly an din cash. H<
admitted that one million fewer chil
dren are in the public schools today
than were a year ago but there are
more in North Carolina. There are
40,000 fewer teachers teaching this
year in the country, but more teach
in North Carolina than taught a year
ago. Ono Negro in each 13 through
out the United States gets less that:
$25 a month, he said, but the aver
age salary in North Carolina is dou
ble that amount.
Schools have been closing in th'c
country and children have been turn
ed aayw from them he told those Ne
groes in Durham, “but not a child
white or btack, has had a door close'*
in his face,” his excellency said. Ans
at the close of his speech he wa£
given a tremendous cheer. Following
that visit to the Durham college, Gov
ernor Ehringhaus was told that thi
court fight planned has not been for
mally abandoned, but its foundation
has been so well undermined that th
foreign elements will not get foothok
for any suit that they may undertake
Candidate Bailey
Is Real Optimist
(Continued from T age One.)
Bailey, and the contest with the sena
tor's uncle-in-law, Edward W. Pou,
isn’t getting any help from Mr. Sen-
Wife Preservers
WMi the children wanted to
make paper dolls and animals with
movable Joints, their mother dis
covered that old dress fasteners
answered the purpose. Holes were
punched at each joint after heads
and limbs were completed, and fas
tened to the bodies with snap fas
teners, which gave free movements
et each Joint.
turning from a vacation, Gloria
gave vent to her feelings in
Hollywood and asserted she had
been deprived of the best parts in
new pictures and that her studio
refused to loan her to other movie
companies for good parts in othei
ator Bailey. In fact, the congressional
candidate Bailey expects to pick up
strength from the weaknesses of sen
atorial candidate Bailey. The Raleigh
lawyer lists as his highest expectan
cies these elements: The American
(Legion members, the united dry for
ces, the young man ,the supporters of
the national administration.
Mr. Dailey reckons Mr. Pou a hard
man to trim after 33 years in the
lower house, but the candidate counts
heavily on that dry vote in the No
vember election. Mr. Pou will be re
presented generally against the dream
of the drys. The fourth district went
heavily dry in November and John
ston county, the home of Mr. Pou,
reversed its position after ages of
wetness that stood it out among the
fellow counties.
But for all that, Mr. Bailey isn’t
generally conceded mole than a
chance in a trillion. Nobody gives
him better than a 50-50 on his ow.
urecinct’s voting for him. In fact, Mr.
Bailey is believed to be the only man
in the district who thinks it possible
for him to carry a county or even a
voting precinct therein. There may
be other candidates to come out be
tween this date and June, but if there
be none Mr. Pou probably will go
back with more votes than he ever
received when nobody was running
against him and he got them all.
Ehringhaus Marks
His 52nd Birthday
(Continued from Page One.)
whose life has been cast about tht<
State, had his birthday No. 52 Tues
day of last week. Mr. Ehringhaus got
today and in March Governor O. Max
Gardner will reach his 52.
The comparison is worth carrying
further. All three men of almost the
same age, finished their college cour
ses within the usual limit, the great
triumvirate concluding the college
course under four years. All had legal
and legislative careers. And incident
ally the three voted alike on the re
peal of the 18th amendment.
Lieutenant Commander Elmer F.
Lowry, (Medical Corps) U. S. Navy,
medical examiner at the Navy re
cruiting station, Raleigh, announces
that the quota of first enlistments as
signed this office by the Bureau of
Navigation, Navy Department, Wash
ington, has been set at 31 men for
the month of February, 26 men to be
enlisted as apprentice seamen for gen
era! service art! five men to bo en
listed as mess attendants, third class,
only inert of the Negro race are eli
gible for enlistment as messmen. It
is expected that the March quotas
will be the same as for February, and
this js quite an increase over the
quotas for previous months.
Men to fill these quotas will be
selected from applicants applying in
the states of North and South Caro
lina, the district assigned this station.
Men who are interested in the Navy
ns the career are invited to visit the
Navy recruiting office, Wachovia
Bank Building, Raleigh.
High Point, Feb. s—The5 —The second
annual oration-essay contest for high
school seniors will be staged at H’fjijh
Point College, March 22 and 23. The
awards for the successful contestants
in this contest will be, first prize,
S4OO scholarship, second prize, SIOO
scholarship, and third prize, SSO scho
All registrations for the contest
should be made with the Promotion
al Secretary at the college by Feb
ruary 15. This is an extension of
time of one week. A copy of the ora
tion or essay should be in his hands
not later than March 1. The judges
of tho compositions will grade same
and notify the contestants whether
or not they are there eliminated or
must compete in the delivery com
test to be held in the college audito
rium March 22 and 23.
.z <7n. Deft
Captain Tiftaie Turner, ertvrTUnjj
to England from /nd> a < fiuds pretty
Violg Norman on ship^ deserter
by her husband and friendless. Aftei
frustrating her attempt at suicide, lie
learns she is to become a mother
Turner introduces be.r to friends of
his on board, Spo'. Rutherford, his
wife and their four children. As they
near the Red Sea the heat becomes
intense. Joyce, one of the Rutherford
Children, becomes critically ill and
Tiftfjie finds Viola nursing her. The
child nearly dies, but Viola’s presence
seems to help her recover. Mean
while Tiggie finds himself falling in
love with Viola.
DURING THE blazing days that
followed, little Joyce’s strength came
and went and came again, but it
never ebbed so low as on that night
•t Aden.
Viola was in close attendance upon
b»r, and Tiggie saw her no more
alone. In away he was relieved
that this was so though something
within him chafed sorely at the re
etraint thus imposed. A great rest
lessness was upon him. following
him even when he slept. And at
times he was possessed and wholly
dominated by an insane longing to
hold her again pressed to his side
as he had held her during that
strange interval of the dawn after
their night of vigil. The sweet
yielding of her body, her need of him,
pulsed through his memory,. sending
his blood to fever-heat. He became
as gloomy and morose in society as
his kindly nature would permit, and
the sight of Billy Saunders cheer
fully consoling himself with a keen
and obviously meaningless flirtation
with one of the Cathcart: girls made
hlrn almost furious. Why couldn’t
people behave rationally and moder
ately even if they were enduring
hell in the Red Son? The foolish
laughter and Joking played havoc
with his nerves. His Instinct was to
avoid everyone, hut. as he also
shrank from giving offense, he was
not over suceessful in doing so. No
one on hoard a ship had ever longed
for the end nf a voyage more ardent
ly than did Tiggie Turner, though
at the bottom of his heart he knew
that he was dreading it too with an
intensity thal haunted him morbidly
and persistently night and day.
When Suez was passed at length
and the cooler breezes from the west
began to reach them. Joyce was pro
nounced out of danger. But she still
needed the® utmost care, and the
whole of Viola’s time and energy
were spent upon her. When on deck
Tiggie was invariably allowed as one
of the party though others were not
encouraged on account of the urgent
necessity for Keeping the little girl
quiet; hut he did not always avail
himself of the privilege. He was not
at peace with himself and he did not
feel that he brought peace to the
atmosphere. In fact, he fancied
more than once that he detected em
barrassment in Viola’s manner at his
coming, and there were other times
when the goading unrest within
made it impossible for him to ap
proach her. fie felt sure of nothing
in those days, not even of his own
ability to maintain a courteous front.
He was as one consumed by a fever
that gave Aim no respite. And yet
he still had that blinded feeling of
incomprehension. He did not know
what had happened to him, and he
set his face stubbornly against
any attempt Io find out, clinging to
n looted resolve to leave his soul
It had always been a guiding prin
ciple with him to go straight on
through life without any pause for
introspection, and he would not
deviate from it now. He had never
believed in self-analysis, maintaining
that to air an inner trouble was to
give it life, and in his simplicity of
mind he saw neither comfort nor
remedy in the process. A man
might go wrong Inwardly, but if *.e
kept straight outwardly things would
eventually right themselves. Such
was his plain belief, and by it he
steered his course.
Their voyage through the Mediter
ranean was a very calm one—a suc
cession of brilliant days and jewelled
nights. Life on board became more
energetic. There was a deck gym
khana, and other gaieties were or
ganized into which in spite of him
self Tiggie was drawn. It was dis
covered that he was the owner of
the only banjo on board, and though
his repertoire was of a very unas
suming charactsr he was requisi-
Seek Sankey Hand in Lindbergh Kidnaping
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While Federal agents who captured Verne Sankey (top right) in Chicago seek to link the Mid-West des
perado to the kidnaping and murder of the Lindbergh baby (top left), Sankey makes no secret of ths
fact that he participated, tn kidnaping ol Charles Boettcher (lower left), of Denver, Colo., and Haskell
Bohn (top center) es St Paul, Mina. He also had planned, to kidnap the mighty Babe Ruth, baseball
king (lower right), ' ' (Crntral Prnt)
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It was rougher than he had realized.
tioned for concerts forthwith, his
services being represented as so val
uable that he could not. well refuse
them. He did not, as a matter of
fact, attempt, to do so. It was better
to have something to occupy him
during this interminable voyage, he
reflected. Inaction was becoming
almost unbearable.
So he fooled away the lime with
practice and performance, seeing less
and less of the little Rutherford
group, exchanging no more than the
briefest everyday civilities with the
girl whose look and touch had stirred
him to so extraordinary a tumult.
The problem of her future—of the
secret which he alone shared with
her—dwelt perpetually at the back of
his mind, a matter which eventually
would have to be dealt, with: hut for
the present, he deliberately put it
from him. After Gibraltar would be
time enough for that. But he no
longer told himself that the respon
sibility was not his own. From the
first moment of their meeting he.
realized that by no contrivance of his
she had become his especial charge,
and he had every Intention of shoul
dering his burden when the time
He noticed that she took no fur
ther share in any of the gaieties or
ganized by the improvised entertain
ments committee of which he was an
unwilling- member, though she came
to one or two concerts with Spot.
But it did not dawn upon him until
after Gibraltar was passed and they
had entered upon the las* stage nf
the voyage that she was avoiding
him also. That knowledge came to
him very suddenly on a day when the
wind was booming strongly from the
west, sending great waves to lift
and drop them as they battled on
their way. It had turned cold as
they headed northwards, and the
change of temperature after the in
tense heat of barely a week before
kept most people below. Tiggie, how
ever, refused to be the slave of the
elements and, wrapped in an over
coat the bare thought of which had
made him perspire a few days pre
viously. he climbed on deck to meet
the gray, drifting rain that drove
over the Atlantic.
It was wonderfully invigorating,
and he stood facing the buffeting
wind, drawing in deep draughts
while the spray dashed over him. It
was rougher than he had realized,
and he soon found that the afore
said overcoat was quite inadequate
for the occasion. It was in fact the
beginning of a great storm which
was hurling over the ocean to the
tempestuous bay.
“We’re in for a tossing,” said Ti<-
i gio. and turned to make good his re
t rent.
It. was only as lie did so 'hat he
spied the slight figure of his pro-
■ tege standing back from the rail
against the door of one of the deck-
1 cabins, as though she had been blown
thither by the gale. His impulse was
to go to her, but ere he could do so.
she» had turned with the movement
> of one seeking escape, and something
told him that she had not recognized
him until that moment. He checked
■ himself sharply and watched lipr go.
But when she had disappeared a
new influence began to work within
■ him—a curious indignation that h-.-
should be made an object of avo'd-
' ance by one with whom by the de-
cree of Fate he had been upon such
• terms of intimacy. He overlooked
the fact that he himself had possibly
i initiated the avoidance, and gradual-
• ly his man’s will awoke to action.
Not wholly reasonably * but wit h
‘ slow-hardening determination, he re
s solved that he was not going to be
> thwarted thus. She was his charge—
. acharje truly which had been thrust
upon him more or less against his
i will—rand since he had accepted her
as such, he was not going to let her
go. Tt had perhaps taken him a long
while to regard his responsibility in
a favorable light but now quite sud
denly and very certainly he made up
' his mind that it was his exclusively
and he would surrender it to none.
She had said that she was friendless.
She had accepted his friendship, and
had not refused his offer of help.
Very well then! She had no right
1 to turn her back on him now. and
he had no intention of allowing her
to do so.
“It’s damn nonsense!” said Tiggie
between his teeth to the growing
i blast. “It was I not Spot or aay
i one else —that took on the job.”
He was really angry for some
reason, hut he did not stop to in
quire why. His placid nature had
been so inexplicably stirred of late
that it seemed as if everything must
he beyond explanation. In any case
self-examination was morbid, and he
had no time for such nonsense. He
took things as they came, and if
other people were not prepared to do
the same, it was they—not he —who
must explain this transgression of the
rules. r
So it was an abrupt and distinctly
irate Tiggie who waylaid Viola a lit
tle later in the saloon. She was just
entering with Spot and one pf the
children, but he did not care.
“I want to speak to you,” he said
briefly. “Do you mind?"
County Champions HoU
Victory Over Locals Ry
Wide Margin
Dabney girls basketball tf ... ln
play Henderson here tonight \i X'
o’clock on the High Prive Wni".| lr '
court. ' lSf>
The visiting girls are def t . lU|i
their county championship ’
having copped it in 1933 county t Gl| ’
nament. They already hold a. ‘victor
over the Henderson girls, defeating
them in their first, game ’of the
soft by a 14 to 22 score | n this g fHne '
Miss label Harte shot 33 points' for
her team. Miss Curlena Godfrey w .
the best for the Henderson team p
.oaf game, getting II points for h/J
Some improvement has been noted
in the loqlds girls’ aggregation since
their first tilt, and they are expected
to give the visitors plenty fight i n
their Hit tonight.
Private Janies W. Ausborn, Hender
son, Route 6, at Paris Island
for First Training
Parris Island, S. C., Feb. 5 Show
ing marked aptitude for his new du
ties at the U. C. Marine training sta
tion here, Private James W. Ashborn
of Henderson, N. C., has completed
more than thre weeks instruction in
the drills, customs and regulations of
the sea soldiers.
Since enlisting in the Marines at
Washington, D. C., and arriving here,
Ausborn has completed his first pe
riod of training which includes, in
fantry drills, the care of his military
clothes, and participation in other ac
tivities designed to keep him well,
both mentally and physically. Ilfs
next step will include firing on the
rifle range where he wil have an op
portunity to test his skill as a marks
man. Should he qualify as a sharp
shooter or expert, he will receive an
increase in pay.
After completing his final period
of training he will be available for
duty in Hawaii, China, Haiti, the
.Philippines, or some other post where
marines are stationed.
Ausborn, who is nearly 20-yeais «f
age, was born in Vance comity, and
the time of his enlistment he made
his home with his father, Roland C.
Ausborn, of Route No. fl, Henderson.
200 beau*
tiful girls
/wK*. chosen from
W 10 ' 000
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jy'. xywg \ v
i ThL j ,Os
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With 36c
Gene Raymond kA
Raul Roullen %
Ginger Roger*
Fred Astaire Wgg
Vincent Youmans
Special Added Attraction
Ely Culbertson, in
A series of pictures that will
be shown •
Laugh and learn bridge with
the master of play.
Henderson, N. C.
Coming: February 26, 27, 28
Wynn Gibson —in
Comedy—“ 3 LITTLE SWIGS”
Phone 139-J—Offico 115 Young St.

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