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John Tait, stepson of wealthy Lady
Tait, is engaged to marry Lucy Burn
ham, a widow. This is resented by
Alysia Naylor, John's cousin, who
has been making her home with her
sister, Etta, and her brother, Claud,
at Tait’s abode if* London. Lady
Tait sees her stepson talking with a
beautiful girl, revealed as Qillian
Dundas. in the hotel lobby at Vichy
where she. Tait and Lucy are stop
ping. Gillian, it seems, t» block mod
ing Tait for a past Indiscretion.
Back in London Lady Tait shows
John a letter from her dead son’s
wife, an Italian woman she despises,
demanding money for her son, Lady
fruits grandson. Tait learns of the
fatal shooting of his business asso
ciate, Lord Mills for which his valet.
Brown, is held. Tait had recom
mended Brown for the post. Reggie
Claridge, Alysia Naylor's fiance, at
tracted by Gillian Dundas whom he
met in Paris, follows the latter and
e strange-lookinp young man in a
cab. Miss Dundas returns to the
station and Claridge follows the man
into an apartment. Be comes upon
a human fiend sitting before a mir
ror. The stranger spies him, runs
after him but Claridge leaves him
1 THE FIRST PLACE to which
Tait was driven after parting from
Mrs. Burnham was Hay Hill, where
were the chambers in which Lord
Mills had been found shot a couple
of hours before. He found the flat
on the first floor in the hands of the
police, but on sending in his card as
a friend of the dead man’s, was at
once admitted. A rather thickset
man of middle height with a pair of
very keen blue eyes, was apparently
In charge of affairs, though Tait only
knew it from the fact that his card
was handed to him. for the stoutish
man’s voice and manner were singu
larly gentle.
• He looked pleased to see the new
comer, but not half so much so as
did a man standing in a corner,
though there was a chair beside him
on which he had twice been asked to
sit down. This was Brown, the valet,
who had been kept at the flat in or
der, to explain a few oddments which
bothered the police.
“Oh, Mr. Tait, sir!" Brown fairly
sprang at him. “I’m in a terrible
position, sir. Lord Mills has been
found dead and the police think I
done it I’m under arrest Oh, sir,
can you do anything for me?"
“You’re not under arrest. Mr.
Brown." Superintendent Dartmoor
said quietly, for it was •■'one of the
big five who had slipped Tait’s card
Into his pocket “I explained that to
you. You’re being detained while we
look Into your story.”
“But it’s the same thing!" wailed
Brown, a slim, worried-looking man
With. Just now, a complexion the
color of underdoue potatoes. “It's
the same thing exactly!"
The policeman beside him sup
pressed a grin with difficulty.
"If looking Into pour story means
that ,“ he muttered under his
“A friend of Lord Mills, sir?"
Dartmoor asked Tait in his quiet
“I’m afraid I only put it that way
Id order to be shown up at once,”
Tait murmured. “Apart from busi
ness interests—he was on several
tea and eastern produce companies
with me—l didn't know Lord Mills
well. It’s Brown who’s brought me
I do know him well. I got
him this post. He was with me first
as 0 batman and then in my service
as a houseman for over a year, I
Don’t Get Up Nights
Drink lots of water and milk. Not
much tea or coffee. Eat plenty of
fruit and non-starchy vegetables. Not
much meat and starches. Use a blad
der laxative to drive out the impuri-
ajkj. excess acids which cause the
ttritatMgp that wakes you up. Take
juniper ofl, buchu leaves', etc., called'
BU-KETS (5 gr, tablets) the bladder
laxative, 25c at all druggists. Works
on bladder similar to castor oil on
bowels. After four days if not satis
fied, go back and get your money. If
you ;,are tooth ered, frequent desire,
burning, getting up nights, you are
bound to feel better after this cleans
ing. Buckets guaranteed by Park
er’s Drug Store and Miles Pharmacy.
1-4 Century Service and
Phones: Office 139-J—Res. 647-J.
Cordially Invite You to Attend Their
Friday Night April 20, 1934
High Price Warehouse
Good Music and Dancing
Music By
Johnson’s Happy Pals Orchestra
Os Richmond, Va.
Spectators 40 c
Space Reserved for White Spectators.
“OH, Mr. Tait, I’m under arrest!**
should never have parted with him
but for the doctor saying that he
must give up stairs.”
"Oh. thank you. sir!" came in al
most a sob from Brown. "I'm in a
tight place, sir, but 1 swear tu you
that 1 never ”
"You don’t need to waste time in
oaths of that sort.” Tait said, fear
ing that a more sympathetic tone
would break the man down. “Now,
suppose I have a word with the
superintendent.” Tait gave him a
half impatient, half affectionate pat
on the shoulder. The superintendent
nodded to Brown’s companion, and
the two disappeared into an adjoin
ing room.
“Now, superintendent," Tait said
as the door closed. “I can tell you
one thing. Brown never murdered
any one. He’s a truthworthy reliable
fellow. Honest as the day. and a lot
kinder. If you found him bending
oveT a heaving corpse—if a corpse
can heave—l should still say you’d
be wasting your time thinking him
the criminal.”
“Very possible, sir," Dartmoor said
equably, “but I should also be right
in detaining him under those circum
stances. just as I am under these. I
can’t do otherwise—given the facts’*
“And the facts are?” Tait asked
anxiously. This man did not look
the sort of man to have blundered.
Superintendent Dartmoor was broad
with the breadth of a sedentary mid
dle age. He had a plain, rather care
worn face, chiefly noticeable for Its
look .of unusual quiet. The eyes, the
voice, the gait, the lack of gestures
all were stamped with the same tran
quility. No one had ever heard
Dartmoor raise his voice one tone in
anger or excitement.
"Well, first, there is the fact that
Brown had been notice this
morning after a loud scolding on the
part of his master. A most unusual
"He’s growing rather hard of hear
ing," Tait put In.
"Quite so,” agreed Dartmoor. "So
that he would have found it impossi
ble to get a job again unless Lord
Mills recommended him. Then there’s
the fact that about £37 was found
on Brown, among which are four
£5 notes, which passed Into Lord
Mills* possession only this morning.
Brown says Lord Mills rang for him
at ten-thirty, handed him the money,
and told him to consider it a part
ing present He said his master
pressed It on him, told him that be
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Whats What-at a Glaive
Jill WASHINGTON fl~WOßLts*l(fcy
Washington, April 19.—A certain
type of folk ,who once supposed .them
selves t<J be violent radicals ain<t were
liar position today of classing as vio
lent reactionaries.
They are the ultra-individualists; such
for example ,as Emma Goldman. Em
ma was so individualistic as to be
deemed dangerous even in- an era
when when individualism was predo
minant. She had, of course, nothing
in common with the Socialists, whose
philosophy subordinates the individual
ito society; whereas it was (and is)
Emma’s idea that individual rights
are entitled to consideration far and
away ahead of society’s. Nevertheless
she and the Socialists did agree upon
one thing, in that both sought the
overflow of the then existing order—
the Socialists on the ground that it
was too individualistic; Emma on the
ground that it was not nearly enough
so. Thus for the time being, Emma
was sorry to part with him. but that
he was starting at once on a long
journey where he would need no
servant, and handed him a most
glowing testimonial, which, in a
moment of emotion, he Hung into the
fire, and asked his master to Like
him with him or at least let him
come back into his service on his
return. On which he says that Lord
Mills seemed to consider a moment
but only told him to go to his club
—the Devonshire—for his letters and
to wait until the 12 o’clock post
should be in in order to take charge
of a registered package he was ex
pecting. Should it not come by that
post he was to return here * Brown,
according to his own story, thought
he was being kept on. went to the
club, waited there for the post, noth
ing arrived, and he hurried back into
the house very keen indeed on hav
ing another word with his master,
so he says. Meanwhile Lord Mills
had been found shot through the
head from a little In front of the
right ear. According to our police
surgeon, death probably took place
around the time when Brown sup
posedly left the house, judging by
the time he arrived at the club. For
that part of his story we have of
course verified. He got there when
he said he did. and acted there ac
cording to his statement."
“Brown always would." Tait said
"This room.” the superintendent
went on placidly, "is so situated that,
in all likelihood, a revolver shot
would be considered as some motor
backfiring in the street outside. It
was but little used by his late lord
ship. I understand. Os course Brown,
who acted as single manservant,
could easily Inveigle him in here on
the plea of something wrong with
something—window, fireplace, ceiling
—a dozen things."
“Superintendent. Brown Ip not a
criminal." Tait said again, very
earnestly. "Surely you with your
large experience of criminals must
see that he’s not the criminal type?”
"There isn’t such a thing, sir."
“So I’ve heard say, but I don’t
agree with you. But, leaving that
on one side, we all of us know that
there is a distinctly non-criminal
type. The kind who under no cir
cumstances —not for any consider
ation—would steal from or murder
their employer. That’s Brown’s
and the Socialists were allies! —with
a kind of sub-conscious understanding
between them that, Us they . ever did
•succeed in overthrowing that partic
ular order, the next step would be for
socialism and anarchy to go to the
mat with one another, to decide be
tween 100 per cent chaos and 100 per
cent regimentation.
The point of a show-down has come
to hand somewhat sooner than per
sons of Emma’s views appear to have
The old order is not completely over
thrown tout the trend in the regimen
tationistic philosophy’s direction is so
pronounced that the individualistic
extremists already find themselves ber
ginning to resist it. In short they are
on the side of conservatism, but as
yet scarcely are ableto realize that
they are.
Emma was here recently. She seem
ed in a kind of daze. A revolution’s
in progress and she’s against it.
Russia doesn’t suit her.
She’s as anti-communistic as Con
gressman Hamilton Fish, n fact she’s
a much more “ultra” “anti” than h©
can understand that Emma oGld
man, who, all her life, supposed she
was and was supposed to be a bomb
throwing revolutionary, is utterly
flabbergasted to find herself in the
ranks of the bitterest reactionaries.
New York, April 19.-—Have you ob
served that the wars which threaten
ed the world a few months ago seem
to have vanished? In the excitement
over domestic affairs, Americans have
lost sight of world affairs
But not the Soosevelt administra
When the histoary of that admin
istration is written, there probably
will ibe a few words concerning the
calming influence of that adminis
tration. Kindly hands now reach
across the Pacific. And there is a
pacific influence in Europe.
It’s An IU Wind
Railroads, steamship lines and ho
tels in the United States are expect
ing a record summer.
With a depreciated dollar buying
only half as much as formei / abroad,
traffic to foreign countries will be
And British steamship lines, in or
-4srto increase trade, are offering
“See America’ tours.
F. D. R. Sure
Washington correspondents say that
President Roosevelt returned to
Washington surer than ever of his
strength with Congress. Men who
“cover” him said he knew he would
Not much of a constructive nature
was accomplished in his absence.
College Station, Raleigh, April 19.
Following a spirited campaign, stu
dents at N. C. State College voted
Tuesday, April 17, for the 1934-35
student body officials. Marshall Gard
ner, Greensboro, received 436 votes to
become president of the student ;body
and his opponent, Claude Carrow,
Kinston, polled 423 votes and automa
tically became vice president.
W. B. ; Ay cook, Sei\na, 'with 447
votes won the position of secretary
of the student body over R. W. Seitz,
Camp Hill, Pa., who received 401 votes
and became treasurer.
In the race for editorship of The
Technician, campus weekly, Eugene.
Knight, Goldsboro, with 662 votes poll
ed a large majority over Brock Sissel,
Winston-Salem, who received 191
E. B. Smith, Henderson, was elect
ed as a member of the Engineers
Council from the Ceramic depart
Says Cannoim Said He Pre
ferred Jail To Calling Names
(Continued from Page One.)
Virginia, except the fourth, on which
he said he had incomplete data.
Asked by John J. Wilson, govern
ment prosecutor, if it was not agreed
“that none of you would tell what
mloiney was spent as a matter of
honor,” the witness replied:
“Bishop Cannon said: ‘I do not in
tend to furnish the names of parties
to whom funds were given in the
Virginia campaign, and I’ll go to jail
before I divulge them’.”
Turning to Dunford’s testimony
yesterday that he had received $32,-
550 from Cannon during the campaign,
Wilson emphasized in
ttion that of that amount $5,000 was
returned to Cannon and $7,000 paid
over to Dr. J. Sidney Peters, a leader
in the Virginia anti-Smith movement
at the state headquarters.
State Not Likely To Offer
Schools Any Greater Sum
(Continued from Page One.)
ing the schools by. the enactment of
supplemental taxes, it was pointed out
today bby several State officials and
other observers who attended the
congress sessions.
“It is a waste of time to keep on
milking a cow when she has gone
dry, no matter how much the'person
milking her may want or need the
milk,” one close observer of the school
problem and of the Stale’s financial
ability said here today. “The only
thing to do is to get another cow
rather than abuse the old one.
“For as much as I am convinced,
as are most of the people of the State,
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6 borrowed cars. Gulf-lube went 28 X A% made thus far, Gulf-lube has showed the GULP - LUB&
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Looking Backward
At This Dot# in History
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—<n ini-in ii
H* wrote history—and made it!
Today is the 70th birthday of Rich
ard Harding Davis, war corre
spondent, novelist and bon vivant ,
who penned history on the spot dur
ing most of the big news events be
tween 1886, when he became a re
porter in Philadelphia, and 1916,
when he died.
that the teachers should be better
paid and that their salaries should be
increased, the teachers, the superin
tendents and the Parent-teacher or
ganizations are not helping their
cause by criticizing the governor and
by assailing the /1933 General As
sembly for not doing any more than
they did for the schools and teachers,
for they did the best they could un
der the circumstances. The 1933 Gen
eral Assembly increased the income
tax to the limit of six per cent fixed
in the constitution, boosted the fran
chise and corporation taxes and final
ly, when it found there was no other
source from which any more revenue
could be obtained, put on the three;
per cent sales tax. All of these taxes
were increased and th esales tax en
acted solely o etnable the State to,
take over and operate a minimum
school term of eight months, because
the leaders in the 1933 general assem
bly realized that with conditions as
they were then, the schools would
close if left to local support from
taxes on property.”
The General Assembly appropriated
$16,000,000 a year for the support, of
the eight months school term. But
it also provided that any county, city
or town could, by a vote of the people,
impose a special school tax with
which to supplement the amount pro- 1
vided by the state. A good many of :
these elections were held last sum-:
m,er, but the supplemental elections j
failed to carry in most cases, Largely j
because economic conditions had not j
yet improved sufficiently to restore '
confidence and partly because the peo- |
pie wanted to wait and see how the j
new school plan worked out, it is be- j
If officials in the State Depart
ment of Public Instruction and the !
State School Commision are to be
believed, and if the hundreds of let
ters they have received are to be be
more than pleased with the State
lieved, most of the school patrons are’
supported eight months school system.
This i.*i especially true in the rural
sections, where some 200.000 school '
children are in eight months schools
rather than six months schools so- j
the first time, and where some 3.000 !
teachers are teaching egiht months :
instead of six for the first time.
It is readily agreed here that the
larger cities and towns lhat formerly
had nine months school systems, have
some grounds for complaint, having
been forced to go back to an eight
months term. It is also agreed that
the teachers in these schools, most o
whose salaries were formerly supp
lemented above the State schedule,
have 9j real cause for complaint.
But the growing belief here is that
instead of directing so much atten
tion towards getting a large State ap
propriation for schools from the next
General Assembly, the school forces
should work for more adequate sup
plementation instead. „
$500,000 U. S. Fund
For N. C. Teachera
(Continued from Page One.)
the State would be able to ge more
than S3OO 000, if any, from the relief
administration. But following the visit
here several weeks ago a special in
vestigator for Mr. opkins, who spent
•severale days studying the financial
situation of the schools, it has been
hoped that, the grant would amount
to at least $500,000.
This allotment of sauu,ooo from the
$50,000,000 set aside by the relief ad
ministration for helping the public
schools in the various states, means
thatthe State School Commission will
not now have to transfer some $400,-
000 from amounts budgeted for other
than salary purposes to the salary
budget, according to both Dr. Allen
and Deßoy Martin, executive secre
tary of the commission. This in turn
means that the commission may now
sperjd $500,000 for additional school,
'busA, school supplies and other things
it vfould not have had funds for with
out this grant.
If this grant from the relief ad
ministration had not (been received, it
would have been necessary for the
school commission to transfer appro
ximately $400,000 from other items to
thesalary item in order to meet the
teachers’ salary payroll for the last
month of the school year. Martin has
already explained. This would havfc
been done and the teachers paid In
But when-the special representative
from Mr. Hopkins’ office was here
several weeks ago, the school officials
were virtually assured that the dif
ference originally budgeted for teach
ers’ salaries and the amount actually
needed would be made up by the R
lief Administration. As a result th'
school commission can now go ahead
with its program for replacing cl .,
school busses and other school equin
More Road Funds
For N. C. Asked
(Conunued trr-m °age One.)
is made with which to
present emergency highway construe
tion program, much of he benefit ac
eruing from the first program, both
with regard to employment and
providing necessary highway Col ]
struction, will be lost,” Jeffreys said
in his telegram. “We could easily ex
pend $50,000,000 right here in North
Carolina on roads that ate necessary
and should bebuilt. I hope you will
do everything in your power to see
that this necessary and beneficial
highway construction program may
be continued.”
If Congress will make another ap
propriation for emergency road con
struction sufficient for carrying on
this work for two more years, all of
the more necessary construction to
complete the federal aid system j n
North Carolina can be completed
Jeffress said. But if the program t*
not continued a great deal of much
needed construction work cannot u
done, he said.
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originally a burning incandescent
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Added: Selected Short Subjects
Admission 11c To All
Admission 10-36e
Added Technicolor Comedy
Cartoon—N ovelty
Saturday—“ Massacre” With Rich
ard Barthelmess
Coming: Monday and Tuesday
Moon Theatre
Admission lie To All

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