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All Nil
Units Have
Brt'ii Begun
Ground Fro km At
North a (ul South
Henderson; High
School Spt'eded
Work has now rotten under way
on ail of the three unit, m the $350,-
000 school construction program in
Henderson and v\ c he pressed as
rapidly as passible tov, ud completion.
Excavations for 'he new high
school building at the corner of WiL
Ham and Charles street began sev
eral weeks ago and pouring of con
crete for the foundation-5 has already
During the week excavations hav»
begun for the new North Henderson
school, and also tor the addition of
four rooms at South Henderson.
W L, Jewell, of far.ford, is the
general contractor foi the North and
South Henderson job and expects to
have both of them completed and
ready for use aft* tmas. The
Kane Construction Company general
contractors foi tin high ?chool, will
require nearly a veai to complete
that job At the pie ent rate of pro
gress, it is considered likely that the
building will have been sufficiently
completed to permit the holding of
commencement exerci; *••= in the school
auditorium there next spring, and
that the structure can be occupied by
the high school department when the
fall term begins in 1936
Jury Finds Woman
Died From Injury
: Falling From Car
The coroner’s jury that sat in the
investigation of the death of Mrs.
Minnie Simmons returned a verdict
Wednesday afternoon that the wo.
man came to her de ,th from injuries
sustained when she fell from an au
tomobile driven by Duke Patterson.
The jury empanelled by Coroner J.
S. Albright was composed of P. E.
Hight, F. E Mar Hon. G N. Gill, J
W. Nelson, R B Green. Roy Beck
Mrs. Simmons died after failing
from Patterson’s car on Harrell street
Tuesday night, passing away at Maria
Parham hospital early Wednesday
morning. Ophelia f blkner was also “a
passenger in the car, the two women
having been picked tip at a filling
station near the city and brought in
by Patterson, according to the story.
Mrs. Simmons, wife of Maynard Sim
mons, from whom she had been sep
arated, was in her 30 s the coroner
thought, and is survived by three
The coroner’s verdict stated that
Mrs. Simmons “came to her death
from. wounds sustained on her head
caused by a fall from an automobile
driven by Duke Patterson in which
the deceased was riding.”
In a realty paper filed for record
yesterday at the office of the register
of deeds, Citizens Bank and Trust
Company sold to James H. Thomas
34 acres in Williamsboro township
for $lO and other considerations.
Crosses Ocean at 3
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6 Joseph Fortuna
All alone, three-year-old Joseph
Fortuna is pictured leaving New
York for Poland where he will
make his home with his grand
parents in the village of Siek
lowka. Joseph’s father is dead
end his mother found herself un
able to support him. He speak*
pnly English.
Will Be At Camp Glenn,
Morehead, for Two Weeks
of Training
Will Leave Two Weeks Hence for
Camp Jackson, Near Columbia,
Traveling by Motor Truck
For First Time
Final preparations for departure for
their annual encampment at Camp
Glenn, Morehead City, are being
made by Company C, local infantry
unit, and the soldiers will leave this
week-end, to be gone for two weeks.
The period of intensive training at
the Morehead camp is to attract Na
tional Guard troops from all parts of
the State.
The infantrymen are to be joined
here by the companies from Oxford
and Wurrenton, and still other units
will be added on to the train when
they reach Raleigh, a special taking
them over the Norfolk Southern rail
road thence to Morehead. Company
C. it is understood, is recruited to its
full peace-time strength of three of
ficers and 64 men. Captain Conrad
B Sturges is head of the organiza
tion .
Two weeks after the infantrymen go
to Camp Glenn, all units of the 105th
Medical Regiment stationed in Hen
derson will leave for Camp Jackson,
near Columbia. S. C., where they will
be quartered for two weeks in their
annual intensive training period. This
year the men will travel by motor
truck, using their four transports as
signed to them and which are in
their possession as a permanent thing
here. Included in the medical units
here are the regimental headquarters
staff, the service company and the
regimental band.
Home Owner’s Interest in New' Furni
ture, Furnishings and Appli
ances Foreseen
The movement now under way lo
cally to encourage permanent proper
ty improvements may extend in many
cases to individual purchases of house
hold furnishings and conveniences
outside of strictly building material
lines, in the opinion of leaders.
This is just a natural development,
he pointed out today, as a result of
the attention that home owners are
giving to new and needed home com
“The immediate need, of course”
Sam Alford, chairman, explained, “is
to make the permanent improvements
that will safeguard the home invest
ment. This is the purpose of Title I
of the National Housing Act. To pre
pare for making application for the
loan, the home owner checks his pro
perty carefully to see what must be
done and to estimate the cost of the
“In this study of home needs, it is
quite probable he will find that fur
nishings and furniture and appliances
have deteriorated or become obsolete,
and it is more than likely that he will
purchase many of these accessories as
soon as family income wlil permit. It
seems entirely probable that the va
riety of these needs will extend to
furniture, draperies, linens, upholster
ing and furniture repair work, electri
cal appliances and other miscellaneous
necessities and conveniences, even
though financing for these items is
not provided for by the Housing Act.
“Our people, I am quite sure, will
not over-buy on any home improve
ments of furnishings. Rather, they
will be inclined to budget expendi
tures against needs, which will re
sult in an increasingly steady series
of purchases for the home from a va
riety iof retail .lines.
“The spread of this money through
the community will affget and
immediately every business -a
.-wholesome prospect for our entire
business future.”
George L. Leggett, manager of the
Leggett Department Store, was host
at a barbecue Wednesday afternoon
at the King’s Daughters’ park. The
affair was given for employees of the
Leggett store, but a number of invit
ed guests attended also. A delega
tion from the Oxford store was pre
sent, together with one or two special
ly invited guests from that city.
There was an abundance of barbe
cue, slaugh, pickles, cornbread and
rolls, together with bottled drinks.
The 'cue was unusually well prepared
and the entire meal delicious. Mar
shall Polston asked the blessing, and
the large gathering then tackled the
spread on the long tables under the
Work is to start shortly in re
modeling the old Riggan theatre, re
cently sold by the Citizens Bank and
Trust Company to B. W. Birchfield,
of Durham. Mr. Birchfield, on a re.
cent trip here, said he planned to
spend SIO,OOO in repairs and remodel
ing the house, and to open a motion
picture theatre there around the first
of September;. 'He will renew the
theatre part of the structure, as well
as the second store offices and the
stores on the ground floor at the main
entrance. ■*
There will be services at New Bethel
(Baptist church Saturday afternoon
at 3 o’clock, it was announced today
by D. T. Dickie. It was announced
sometime ago that the service would
not. be. those in charge have
rescinded that announcement.
VVhI Feature High Grade
Gold Seal Ice Cream Un
der Management of
Brice Fonveille
Durham Dairy Products, Inc., an.
nounce the opening of an ice cream
store at 401 South Garnett street, op
posite Motor Sales Company, Friday,
July 5. Finishing touches being made
today to the interior of the building
and it was said that all equipment
and a complete stock of ice cream
would be installed today in readiness
of the opening Friday.
Brice Fonveille, a local bey, who
has been connected with the firm in
Durham for the past several months
will be manager of the Henderson
The store will open with a special
introductory sale of Gold Seal ice
cream, which will be held Friday
from 11 a. m. to I P* from
9 p. m. to 11 p. m
The store will feature Gold Seal
Ice Cream exclusively, together with
sherberts and ices in a complete as
sortment of flavors. Gold Seal ice
cream is a product of the highest
quality it was stated and is offered
to the public strictly on its own
merits with the statement from the
management that they are “Glad to
let the public be the judge.”
A cordial invitation iu extended to
everyone to attend the opening Fri
day and get acquainted with Gold
Seal Ice cream, with "The Quality
You Can Taste.”
To Attend Meeting
Os Insurance Men
T. R. Southerland and iMiss Mary
Southerland; general agent and
cashier, respectively, in the Hender
son office of the Ohio State Life In
surance Company, will go to Myrtle
Beach, S. C., July 9 to attend a state
wide convention of North Carolina
agents of the company. Mr. Southei
land has been invited because of hav
ing written his quota, of insurance in
June. Cecil Wilson of Winston-Salem
Eastern supervisor, will be in charge
of the convention and among the
speakers will be Frank L- Barnes of
Columbus, agency vice-president.
Another cotton bloom came to the
Daily Dispatch office today, this one
emoing from the farm of J. R. Har
ris, six miles out on the Townsville
Road. Ye terday’s blooms, two of
(hem, came from W. P. Gholson.
/Blooms are expected to be very plenti
ful in the next few days throughout
this section as much cotton has about
reached that stage in growth.
K. L. Burton, supervisor of fi
nance of the city, said no definite ar
rangement has as yet been made for
the annual audit of the city’s records
and accounts. He was not certain
just when the contract for the work
would be let, nor what bidder for the
job would be successful in prices sub
Knife Gives Him Eye
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Stanley May
Through surgical magic, 14-year*
old Stanley May of Independence,
Mo., may be able to see again
with his left eye, sight of which
was destroyed by a weed stubble.
Chicago surgeons grafted upon
bis eye the healthy cornea of an
eye given by a woman going blind
and facing possible death frpm a
tumor behind her right optic.
Stanley is pictured before and
after his inji«3r. .
Declaration Os Independence Was Not Signed
On July Fourth, Though That Date Is Celeb ruled
Here Are Some New Facts Concerning America’s Histone Document
Indicating That History Books Aren t Always Conect
Writer of the popular “Today Is the
Day” column for Central Press
Many millions of Americans will re
fer to July 4 this year (as usual) as
the anniversary of the signing of the
Declaration of Independence, and
many millions of Americans will be
Not one of the 56 signers of the De
claration inscribed his name on the
document on July 4. At least 13 of the
signers weren’t in Philadelphna on
July 4, and at least six weren’t even
members of congress at that time.
No incident in American history is
more befogged with popular miscon
ceptions than the action taken by con
gress on July 4, 1776. Most of what
*v a s taught about the incident in
school texts for many decades has
been altered as a result of modern
historical research.
What Actually Occurred
Congress’ vote on July 4, which
caused the date to be celebrated as
the nation’s birthday, was an anti
climax to its adoption, two days pre
viously, of the resolution of indepen
dence which the delegates had had be
fore them since June 7, when Richard
Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a
resolution “that these United Colonies
are, and of right ought to be free, and
independent states.” What is known
as the Declaration of Independence,
adopted on July 4, was an explanation
of the resolution.
Broke Ties on Dec. 6, 1775
The Declaration is headed, “In con.
gress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous De
claration of the thirteen Untied
States of America.” This is an error,
for New York’s delegates were not
impowered to subscribe to the De
claration until July 9. The vote on the
WORSE THINGS than a wounded
ego could happen to a woman —and
to a man. Within himself Val must
hnd the strength for both of them.
, He crossed to his wife and took hold
7j . of her iiipp hands. “You must trust
A; ] ine, Lia.” he said earnestly. “I’ll take
' “ care of you from now on. I promise..;
You need never fear that ahyWfie' will
laugh at you. But we aren’t going
to run away. Right here we stay.
With our heads held high, see?” His
mouth was grim when he forc ed him
self to say. “Why. this is no great
tragedy—that has happened to us
We have something really lasting
and fine ahead if we fight to make
it so But I’m not getting out of
the navy. And I’m not selling my
Invention. Hereafter, I do not run
away from anybody nor anything’
Do you understand?"
She stared up at him. her face ex
pressionless. "Yon —won’t change
your mind?”
Her fringed lids lowered abruptly
“Ve’y well.” she said. “I’ll rest now
as you wished Perhaps 1 shall even
sleep If I am not distuhbed.”
It hurt like the devil to hear that
hopeless note In her voice. He
watched the small doll-like figure In
Its gaudy crimson robe go dejectedly
back into the shadows of the room
beyond. The door swung to behind
He went back to the desk with a
new determination in his move
ments The envelop lay in the circle
of light No need for further delay
in placing these : lans where they
belonged He leaned forward and
scrawled Captain Edding’s name
across the packet in bold letters
After that he picked it up and went
eut the door and along the hallway
As he passed he could hear Stephen
Garenne moving nervously about In
the living room.
Garenne must wait a little longer
to tell his story. Val thought. He
emerged from the bungalow and
heard “four bells" striking in differ
ent tones from the various ships In
the Yard. Six o’clock, and already
almost dark. He peered up to where
black clouds /scudded across omin
ously darkening skies. A hot wind,
acrid with forest fire smoke had
sprung up from the southeast. A
storm was on its way -
He crossed to tt] e office and was
glad to see that Dycer was still
there Without more ado he gave
- • the. manila' envelope into the .man’s
broad hands. Xbeti he stood with a
resolution preceding- the Declaration
hadn’t been unanimous; the New
York delegation had abstained from
voting for want of instructions, and
Pennsylvania and Delaware cast di
vided ballots, with some of their de
legates voting against independence.
Correctly speaking, the colonies
cast off their ties from Britain on De
cember 6, 1775, when the continental
congress formally disavowed allege
iance to parliament. And the united
Declaration of July 4 followed indi
vidual action by North Carolina, Con
necticut and Virginia in declaring
themselves independent of both king
and parliament.
Virginia’s action, in fact, led to the
independence resolution of tho con
gress. The Virginia legislative body
instructed Richard Henry Lee to
press action upon a similar declara.
tion by the congress, and it was in
compliance with this instruction that
he introduced his resolution.
Fate decreed that he should not be
present when it was adoptigtr. He had
been called back to Virginia by fam
ily matters, and his fellow Virginian,
33-year-old Thomas Jefferson, had
been chosen to draft the declaration
to accompany the resolution. The
choice was made by a committee or
five designated by congress for the
purpose of making the draft, the
other members being John Adams,
Benjamin Franklin, Robert R. Liv
ingston and Roger Sherman.
Jefferson’s Inspiration
Singularly, Franklin, who had pre
sented the first plan for a union of
the colonies 20 years before, made no
impress upon the Declaration. Jeffei
son was imbued with the political
philosophy of John Locke, recalci*.
trant Englishman, and drew his in- I
great reeling or relief to watch the
awkward figure with its sea-going
gait roll oft in the direction of Cap
tain Edding’s quarters.
Val returned to the house and
paused in the kitchen to tell the sly
eyed Opal she was to leave tor the
pight. Mrs. Preston was not w„ell, he
informed her, and wanted no dinner.
He woujd prepare something tor
both of them when they wished it.
Meanwhile, Opal was to go at once.
Understand, at once! He did not
avoid her curious, knowing stare but
rather returned it until she hastily
lowered her pale eyes. He waited
until she had donned hat and coat
and reluctantly closed the outer door
behind herself. Then he went on
through the hall to the living room
where Stephen Garenne waited.
“Now then, sir, 1 am ready tor
your explanation.” Val said from the
The tall, lean figure standing be
fore the fireplace swung about to
face him. "Certainly. Preston, one is
due you," Garenne admitted with a
shake of his head.
As the older man spoke Val had
started across the floor only to be
stopped by a noise that seemed to
come from the bedroom. He flung
up a swift hand for silence. "Did you
hear that?" he asked Garenne sharp
ly and made for the closed door.
“For God’s sake let the girl stay
where she Is!” Garenne cried. “It
was only the wind you heard Don’t
arouse her again, l beg of you. I’ve
had about all I can stand of this.”
Val leaned fils ear against the
panel but heard no further sound
Ida's strength had been heavily
taxed and perhaps it was well not to
disturb her. Bm even as he turned
away he was goaded bv a sense of
something amiss, an urge to go back
and enter the room
Garenne’s harsh voice diverted
him. however. "Believe me, my’bov,”
Garenne said, his dark, hawk-like
face intense with feeling, “it was
never my Intention that such an in
justice should be perpetrated on an
unsuspecting man.” He began to
pace the floor, his hands clasped be
hind him, head bent. “As soon as
the news of this ill-starred marriage
reached me I made plans to come
here with all speed. I wanted to set
things right.” he waved an arm In a
gesture of bewilderment, .. how,
was beyond me— —” - 1
“When I arrived In Bremerton," he
went on. “I saw that 'you werer kind
to Lia, that you seemed genuinely
fond of her, "After-that, ! wa*: in a i
( Copy riff htJ
The famous painting, “Signing of the Declaration of independence. 1 '
(Some of the men shown here were not present.)
spiration, if not his phraseology, from
Locke. The document Jefferson drew
up was much more radical than that
the timid congress adopted: it eli
minated his structures on the British
people, whom Jefferson blamed equal
ly with their king for the wrongs in
flicted on the colonies, and it cut
cut his denunciation of slavery. Also
it added appeals to Providence. Jef
ferson was an afnostic.
Not all of those wh„ voted for the
Declaration ever signed it, and some
of those who didn’t vote for it did.
Missing from among the signers were
Patrick Henry, who had made the
first call for liberty, and George
Washington, who did most to win it.
Most of the signatures were affixed
August 2, 1776, and at least six later.
That of Thomas McKean was not ad
ded until 1781. His name does not ap
pear in “anthenticated” copies of the
resolution sent to each of the colonies
in 1777, and released for public cir
culation. Until that time it was sup
pressed as far as possible, for the
signers and their fafilies had been
proscribed by the British government
and rewards 0 f 500 pounds offered for
their apprehension. Franklin had
spoken with vision as well as wit
when he said„ “Gep.t?.en\eu, we must
hang together ,or we "shall most cer
tainly hang separately ”
Woman Printer Risks Neck
A woman printer, Mary K. Goddard
of Baltimore, risked her own neck in
making the first copies of the De
claration, those distributed to the col
onies in 1777.
Liberty Bell, whicb next to the ori
ginal embossed copy of the Declara
tion is the most revered relic of the
nation’s renouncement of its ties with
Britain, enjoys a. reputation that is
| quandary to know what course to
pursue. Then today, she she drove
me too far. And I blurted out the
thing I have always selfishly, per*
haps—kept from her.”
“Pretty late in the day to strike at
her like that!” Vai ' coin merited say
• hseljr. v’V ; ' '
Garenne’s face contorted, he
pressed a hand against his forehead
as if trying to collect his thoughts.
“How can 1 explain? How can J
make you understand my side of all
this? The fault, of course, is at my
door. But it didn’t occur to me the
girl could grow up so quickly. She
was a child the last time I saw her;
a school girl. My sister warned me,
I must admit, but 1 laughed at her.
Even when she told me that the girl
attracted men and that a suitable
marriage must he arranged before it
was too late, I thought it was only
Julia Lee’s desire to be free of a bur
den she had always resented. Be
sides, 1 was busily engaged in organ
izing my latest expedition at that
time. And so 1 did nothing."
He went on pacing nervously up
and down as he talked. "Mv sister,
Julia Lee, is a dyed-in-the-wool
southerner. Intensely proud of the
Garenne name. Last autumn, when
the son of one of her old friends fell
in love with my daughter, she
bundled the girl up and brought her
to China in the hope that I would be
returning from the desert and would
relieve her of further responsibility.
And then, in Peiping, when she
learned that 1 had delayed my com
ing. she also received word of Lia's
proposed marriage to your unsus
pecting self.
“The knowledge that you were a
naval officer, one of an old Virginian
family, had the poor woman beside
herself with anxiety. Months later.
Karsten—one of rny men who was in
Peiping at the time brought me her
letters containing a full account of
the whole affair. In a panic, she
tried to reach Shanghai in time to
stop your wedding and, if necessary,
to acquaint you with the facts of the
case. But as you know, the reds
seized the railway and she was
turned back to Peiping. You can
imagine her dilemma. lam a figure
of more or less news value; so Is a
navy man: And 'so she could not
explain matters by public wire with
out causing a scandal. Then came a
telegram saying you were being
married at once. And, conscious
stri’eken, Julia Lea 6imply turned
tail and ran.”
largely false. There is no evidence
that it pealed out the first news of
liberty. And it. is eertain that its
crack didn’t result from whatever
ringing it did on July 2 or July 4
That came as it tolled a reqpieni for
Chief Justice John Marshall, in July,
1835—which was many years later.
McDonald Is Now
Seen As a Candidate
(Continued from Page One.)i
is losing no time in capitalizing on it
During the General Assembly, as a
member of the House from Forsyth
county, Mr. McDonald stood firm with
the bone drys and consistently voted
against all of the -various .liquor con
trol bills that were presented, delud
ing the Day bill,, which called for a
State-wide referendum, by counties on
! whether or not the State should set up
a Statewide liquor control plan and a
system of State liquor stores. The
House, however, voted by a good sized
majority for the Day bill in spite of
the opposition of Dr. McDonald and
the dry minority in the House A
group of five personally wet but poli
tically dry senators voted against the
Day bill in the Senate and prevented
its enactment into law. The last
minute enactment of the New Han
over and Pasquotank liquor laws re
sulted from the refusal of the Senate
to pass the Day liquor bill.
But now thal every county which
lias so far voted on liquor control hat
voted for it by majorities ranging from
three-to-one to ten-to-one, and since
Lieutenant Governor A. H. Graham
has already come out advocating a
State liquor control law and the use of
the revenue from the sale of liquor
in State stores to remove the sales tax
from foods and meals and to reduce
the sales tax as rapidly as possible
the other candidates, or would-be can
didates, are rapidly falling in line
Most observers here are now inclined
to believe that no candidate for gov
ernor can be nominated or elected un
less he favors a State liquor control
lav/, and that eventually Clyde Hoey
will favor a State referendum, such
as iiqw advocated by McDonald.
1876 Sophie I. Loeb, New York’s •
noted sociologist and journalist, born
in Russia. Died Jan. 18, 192 ft
Childhood Tragedy
His undernourished body covered
with Welts, 11-year-old Fiank Htu
richsen appears in New York court
a® a flightened “exhibit” in the
case i against hi; foster-mother,
Mrs. mane Hinrichsen. Police air
covered his plight when he ran
aa ay because, he said, his foster*
motcei wouldn’t let tjim go to
church. ' . .
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