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HENDERSON PEOPLE TOMORROW TO PICK MAYOR FOR 2 YEARS Mayor Watkins Is Opposed By Henry T. Powell, Alderman for Past Two Years FOUR COUNCILMEN ARE TO BE NAMED Only Contest Is In . Third Ward, Others Being Un opposed; Polls Open At Sunrise and Close at Sun set and Heavy Vote Is Ex pected To Result Voters of Henderson will go to the polls tomorrow to elect a mayor and four aldermen to serve for the next two years. An unusually large vote is anticipated, especially In view' of the fact that it is the year for the choice of mayor. Only one contest has developed in the race for mem bership in the City Council. Mayor rrvine B. Watkins, seeking a fifth term of two years, is opposed by Henry T Powell, who chose to make the race for mayor rather than seek re-election to the City Council, where he has served as a member the past two years. Both these candidates are from the fourth ward. The third ward is the scene of the only contest for alderman. F. B. Hight who has been a member of the City Council the past two years, is seek, ing re-election and is opposed by Sam Alford, who announced several day* ago. In the first ward J. W. Gill is seek ing re-election and is unopposed. In the second ward I). C. Lough!in is likewise unopposed in seeking re-elec tion C. M. Hight is a candidate sot the place left open by Mr Powell's decision to run for mayor, and he is * t •*■> \ \ » , * To the Citizens of the City of Henderson: In the campaign about to close I have sought office upon my own qualifications, and among other things, upon the Democratic prin ciple that no one man should hold a public office forever. Nor is it best for the public welfare to allow too many political jobs to be held by one family. Certain persons opposed to by election have spread the report that I would hire certain individuals and fire others. These re- • ports are without foundation, and it is apparent that they were made only to prejudice the minds of the voters against me. I will enter office free from any promise to anyone, except the promise which I have made to the people of Henderson to act in all things for their best interests. If you are interested in me and desire to see me as the Mayor of Henderson for the next two years, I appeal to you to go to the polls tomorrow (Tuesday) and vote for me. This is the only way I can be elected. As your Mayor I will always strive to act as I believe you would have me act. I will remember that lam in office by your will and that you, far from having placed me in an exalted position, have made me your servant. Sincerely youi’s, Henry T. Powell unopposed. The polls open at sunrise and close at sunset. The fact that there were ! an estimated 900 registrations during J the seven days the books were open j in April is seen as an indication of a heavy vote. WILL OPEN BIDS ON STREET WORK HERE State Highway Commission To Receive Prices In Raleigh Tomorrow Bids for tne re-paving of North | Garnett street to the city limits are j to be received and opened by the State Highway and Public Works Commission in Raleigh tomorrow. The | project is one of the long list sche- I duled for the day's openings. An award will probably be made to the lower bidder within a few days after the openings, and it is anicipat ed that the work will get under way I within the space of a few weeks. or | as soon as the successful bidder can move his material on the scene and | assemble a force of workers. It is expected that the work will entail an 1 expenditure of some 520.0 W to $25,000. SMALL. ROOF FIRE CALLS OUT FIREMEN A small roof fire at the home of L. C. Bragg on Hamilton street called 1 out firemen Sunday afternoon about I 4 o'clock An estimated damage of $5 was done, according to Fire Chief E. T Shepherd. Henderson Daily Dispatch TRANSPLANTING OE TOBACCO TO BEGIN Another Week Will See Work Well Under Way Throughout County Another week will find the trans planting of tobacco well under way in Vance county and this section of the State, if the weather is favorable enough to permit it. Plantbeds generally are in good condition, and there is an abundance of plants. Disease and insect damage has been less than usual, in most in stances this spring. The miauie oi ivxay usually finds the sticKing of plants in the grow ing fields well under way, and most tanners will probably have this work begun in another week or ten days. So far there has been very little warm weather, the spring having been un. seasonably cool and very wet. Some growers are complaining U the sunshine of the past week, on top of the long wet season, has caus ed the ground to bake and become crusty. Light showers for a day and night would overcome that condition and get plowing well along. The ground is not yet in condition for transplanting in many cases. But glowers have been doing as much plowing as possible the past week, and those fields that have been easiest to put into condition will be the first to be planted. FARMING LAND AND CITY REALTY SOLD Farm and city real estate were transferred in deeds filed Saturday for record at the office of the register of deeds Nathaniel Peter Hill and wife and othprs sold to Ixiuise Sneed Hill for $5 and other considerations three tracts of farm land. 1081 3 acres, 13.9 acres and 14.6 acres lying in Vance and Granville county. Eula H Goodrich and husband. W H Goodrich, sold to Nick John Trakas several lots on Perry street for $lO and other considerations. Mary Eaton sold to Roosevelt Wright and wife property on Chest nut street for SIOO aiel other consid erations. Plan Survey For Housing Needs Here J. H. McMullan, Field Agent of FHA, Holding C o n f e r ences in the City Preparations for a Federal housing survey in Henderson were begun to day with the arrival here of J. M. McMullan, field representative of the Federal Housing Administration. He announced a meeting of supply men. barkers and others interested to be held in the Ameiican Legion hall at 5 30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, at which time an organization will be perfected and definite plans launched for the survey. A Better Housing Committee will be formed for Vance county, and a program outlined for a house-to-house canvass t.o determine the building and modernization needs of the properties of the community. Mr. McMullan said this canvass is of vital concern to the material and supply men, and all others in the building trade, whether workers or sellers of material. The proposed canvass will be con ducted by North Carolina FERA work ers assigned to the work. When the data is obtained, it is brought to a central office, where it will be avail able to all interested persons. Th« canvass, wherever undertaken, has proved a great stimulus to business not oniy in the building and supply trades, but also to all related busi nesses, Mr. McMullan said. All interested persons, particularly builders, architects, contiactors sup ply men. bankers and others interest ed as sellers of work or material, are invited to the meeting Tuesday after noon. The purpose of the meeting is stated as being to set up a county organization here to the end that the full benefit of the Federal housing act may be obtained by those entitled to be helped by it. FOUR NEW STORES Will Make 82 in All With Openings Scheduled In Next Few Months Four additional stores will be open ed in the neat future by the Rose 5. 10 and 25c Stores Company of this city, one in Noifh Carolina, one in Virginia and two in Georgia it was announced today by R. W. Bruin, an official of theo rganization. These new ones will make a total of 82 in the chain, which are located in the Carolinas, Virginia. Tennessee and Georgia. Already 78 stores are in operation. The next one is to open around the first of June at Plymouth, in this State. About July 1 a new store will oppn at Cedarfown Ga.: one at Phoe- I bus, Va.. about August 1, and another at Milledgeville. Ga.. around October 1. NV Bruin said several others pro bably would be opened ahead of the Milledgeville store, but that the lo cations could not as yet re definitely announced. Six have been opened in 1935 so fair. The company's business for the first four months of 1935 is far ahead of the similar period in 1934. which year was the biggest and best in the com pany’s history. The first store was established in Henderson 20 years ago this spring by P. H. Rose Henderson man who is president and principal owner of the corporation. The business ha*s been successful fro*-*- the start. Its home office is located in Henderson, where scores of persons are given employ ment by the concern. Tw o Liquor Cases Are Tried Before Recorder’s Court Two cases involving the violation of prohibition laws were tried by Re corder R. E. Clements in county court today. Rufus Burwell, colored, was charg ed with reckless driving and being i under the influence of liquor, and was . given 90 days on the roads, commit ment not to issue on payment of a ■ fine of SSO and costs ana, not driv ing a car again in 90 days. Clifton Parrish and Daniel Ayscue. white men, were charged with being drunk, and each was sent to the roads for 30 days commitment not to is. ' sue on payment of a fine of $2.50 I and costs each. j CAN YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS? See Page Fovr 1. What is a moa? 2. What political party obtained a ma jority in the recent elections for the Danzig Diet? 3. Who was Giovanni Battista Cipri ani? 4. Which of Charles Dickens’s stories has the character “Tiny Tim?” 5 Name the Director of the U. S. Bureau of Air Commerce. 6. Who was the first British Viceroy of India? 7. Name the capital of Switzerland. 8. What relation to President Frank lin D. Roosevelt was the recently deceased Warren Delano Robbins 9. How tall is the Eiffel Tower in Paris? i 10. What is caviar? JOY OF CHRISTIAN PREACHER’S TOPIC Enduring Gladness Possible for Him, Dr. Culbreth Says on Sunday In his sermon at the First Metho dist church Sunday morning in con nection with the monthly observance of the Holy Communion, Dr. J. M. Culbreth, the pastor, spoke on the Christian’s joy and how it is obtain ed. “How to obtain a mood of joy in the midst of dark perplexities,” said the preacher, "is a problem that has always confronted the Christian. Es pecially in recent times the note of joy has been swallowedu p in a dis cord of loud lamentation. There is. however, an area of evpereince the appreciation of which will feed the springs of enduring gladness. “If we ask Paul to tell the secret of his unending joy, he gives six rea sons every one of which is quite se parated from the personal fortuntes of the apostle. I rejoice, he says, because you have contributed to the Gospel; because Christ is being proclaimed; because you are living in harmony; because I can be proud of you on the Day of Christ; because Epaphrodi tus was restored; because the Lord is at band. “Now it is clear that we also have these six reasons for rejoicing. With out ceasing, the church to which we v e!ong has sent forth a sti’eam of benevolences to create new life for famished souls in every part of the world; instead of an occasion al messenger here and there, millions of tongues are employed, while thous and of presses, radio stations, and dramas in life and in pictures swell the volume of testimony to the pow. er of his name; today, in greatei measure than ever before, the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace is the possession of His followers: more over, a multitude whom no man can number is prepared at a moment’s notice to stand befort the judgment seat or Christ, with an integrity and quality of character that confirms the highest claims of the Gospel; again, although death has invaded our ranks aod and then, yet nevertheless far more workers have been restored than removed; and last with an un TOMORROW FOR J 3 Irvine B. Watkins FOR MAYOR His Record Merits Your Support (This Spa«« Contributed By Friends) derstanding that few or the early Christians had attained, our hearts thrill to the growing conviction that ‘the Lord isat hand.’ ‘Why’, then, ‘art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thon in God; for I shall yet praise him who is the light of my countenance, and my God’.” REV. HALE FINALS SPEAKER AT AYCOCK Graduation Exercises Friday Evening With Baccalau- / reate Sermon Sunday Rev. Albert S. Hale, pastor of the First Baptist church, Henderson, will preach the baccalaureate sermon to the members of the graduating class of Charles B. Aycock high school Sunday evening at 8 o’clock at the school, it was stated today by Prof. W. D. Poe principal of the school. Graduation exercises will be held Friday evening at 8 o’clock, the pro gram being presented by the graduat ing class in the form of a play, ‘‘Quo Vadis." The public is cordially invited to attend these exercises. 1853—Philander C. Knox, noted Pittsburgh lawyer, Attorney-General. Secretary of State. U. S. Senator, born at Brownsville, Pa. Died Oct. 12, 1921. Good Used Cars 1934 Ford Roadster 1933 Ford Sedan 1934 Chevrolet Coach 1931 Pontiac Sport Coupe 1931 Chevrolet Sport Coupe Motor Sales Co. Phoni 832. MONDAY, MAY 6, 1935 EDUCATION BOARD IN FINAL MEETING Sine Die Adjournment I s Taken; New Board U n . able to Organize Sine die adjournment was tak*,, * day by the Vance Countv Board Education as constituted for the ,• several years. Two mem.,ers fh' man R. L Bennett, of Middlebnrl’ and E. F. Woodlief. or Hendersm retired from membership The t of E. R. Boyd, of Dabney also T pired, but. he was re-elected last fa'll for another term. The new board did not meet how ever, because of the iiines of \iV Boyd, v/ho was unable to he P , C. E. Greene, and R. F Thompson the new members of the board < w were on hand and ready to take the ; r oath. But the meeting was deferred until a date when Mr. Boyd can be present. J. C. Cooper, of Henderson, and i E. Kimiball, of Townsville, are the two members whose terms did not expire and who hold over another two years. The retiring members joined with the others in going before the Boarl of County Commissioners during the forenoon in a request lor action on the additional bonds for the school building program.