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-TH2 UNION COUNTY PAPER-EVERYBODY NEEDS IT r Monroe Journa n--rr PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Twenty-Ninth Year. No. 20. Monroe, N. C, Friday, April 14, 1922. $2.00 Per Year Cash May Send Delegation to Land New England Cotton Mills For Monroe Chamber Plans to Send Dr. Hoik to Argue Advantages of This Section MR. LEE BELIEVES IT TO BE GREAT OPPORTUNITY delegation of Memo-" business men. headed by Dr. J. M. llk. will Make an effort to Induce several of the New England mills. mv -iOed lv a strike of tlvir employees, to niove their plants to this section ir plr.its Inaugurated by "li ciiiuiiV'.' of miiMiicrce go through. The plan to take d-:sil'n ! I ,e bit firike now on t) nrcue the claims ct Monro" as a te'li muiiufncturhig center, first rowi-ited by Dr. W". l. Simpson, was dh'eussel at the last meeting of the chamber or commerce. The directors professed themselves to be thoroughly enamored with the idea, and the activities of the organ Ization will be directed towards car rying it out. "Armed with the statement sot. tins forth the ideal labor situation here, the availability of power, the climate and the proximity of the cot ton fields," said Mr. O. S. Lee. pres ident of the chamber, yesterday, "a delegation headed by Dr. Belk ought to put up an argument to the New England manufacturers that would prove Irrcslstable. ' Down here the manufacturers would find no labor troubles. They would find taxes, comparitlvely speaking, very low; and the greatest inducement of all would bo the fact that they would be in the heart of the cotton producing section where they could procure the best grades of the staple without having to pay the freight to New Egnland. Mr. Lee thinks this a great oppor tunity for Monroe to acquire much needed industries and he is very ea ger tor the delegation to get started on its mission. His organization, he said, would apptal to Dr. Belk to head the delegation. Nfv England manufacturers, It was st.it'd at the meeting, have long considered the advisibility of moving their plants to the South in order to enjoy the manifold advantages pos-nessi-d by competing Southern mills. In fact, many of them are said to be seriously considering moving down her. since their plants were closed a few weeks ago by a strike of their employees. COUNTY SCHOOLS GETTING READY FOR THE LAST DASH Monroe and Marshville are Running Neck and Neck Union, I.anei Crick. Also Racing Interest in t'.te county commence ment is running in high gear, Mo;i roe and Marshville having it neck ami neck in the race for the high school memorial cup, and Monroe, Marshville, and I'nion (Lanes Creek township) being tied at pi es-nt stand ing in the grammar school cintcst. The score as it stands at this stage of the game is as follows: High sch.wls Monroe, 25; Marshville, 25; Wes ley Chapel, 15: I'nion, Lanes Creek, 10: Unionvillc, 5; Waxhaw, 10. Gram mar schools Monroe, 15; Marshville,, 15; Faulks. 10; Indian Trail, 10; Win-i gate, 10; Union, 15; Rock Rust, 10;! Waxhaw, 5. i In the junior recitation contest at j I'nio:nille Wednesday night, Jane i Lie of Union won first place, Rowena Caddy of Rock Rost second and F.llie , Godfrey of Waxhaw third place. Prof, i R. L. Patrick, Miss Mary McKenziei and Mrs. Ethel Garrison were tho judges. 1 In the senior declamation contest at the same time the first place was won by Walter Lockhart of Monroe, second place by James Morgan of Marshville and third place by Liddell Norwood of Waxhaw. The judges in th's contest were Messrs. John C. Sikes, Curtis Bivens and J. F. Milli ken. Junior declamation and senior re citation contests will be held in Mon roe tonight, which will be the last of the literary contests. The athletic contests, however, will be held on Roberts Field in Monroe Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. A great deal of interest and enthusiasm is likely to center around the athletic contests from the fact that it now appears as likely that some of the schools will tie in the literary con tests and in such an event the final winners will be determined on the athletic field, at which time and place the Bickett memorial cup will be pre sented to the winning high school by Mr. John J. Parker and the Ney Mc Neely cup will be delivered the gram mar grade school winnnig most points by Mr. Walter B. Love. 'Aldrldge and Hlnson Bound Over In the recorder's court this morn ing DeWltt Aldrldge and Buck Hln son were bound over to Superior court oa a charge of being implicated in the robbery of Mr. Lee Griffin's store last Sunday night. It was charg ed. It appears that Aldrldge entered Into the agreement with the othet boys to "pull off a dirty shirt" but that his heart failed him and he de sisted from the act. Hlnson, the stat? sought to show, agree to watch for the other boys and to knock on the window of -he saw anybody ap proaching. Judge Lemmond bound the boys over io Superior court under a $200 bond each. MR. J. YV. Ill YENS ABLE TO US OUT OF ROOM AGAIN i Excellent Citien nf Winjate lmprov- ine Aftir Having Meon Confined for Some Time Other News Yin;,a:e. April 13. About twen.y-l five young people of the town enjoy ed a rishirg party and a picnic up 1KT at L-e's lower mill Wednesday nigh Friends of Mr. T. J. Terry will he glad to iearn thut his con Jit ion is fomewhat improved. Mr. Perry was carried to the Ellen Fitzgeraid hos pital some time ago. where he under went a serious operation. Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Griffin are visiting relatives here this week. Mr. J. V. Bivens, who for some time has been confined to his bed, is able to be out again. Mr. W. G. Cathey has moved into the house formerly occupied by Mrs. Minnie Bivens. In a game of baseball here Thurs day evening the high school defeated Wadesboro to a score of fifteen and sixteen. I'rayer meeting Wednesday night at the Baptist church was conducted by Prof. C. C. Burris. Messrs. James Williams and Curtis Bivens of Wake Forest College are spending a few days with their pa rents here. MAJOR HEATH VVANTS TO KNOW WHO SENT PICTURE Expects to Blow His Coffee, and Can Eat as Much as Anybody, But Must Have the Proper Tools Major W. C. Heath wanis to know what good-looking lady sent him that picture of two youngsters at the table, one blowing his coffee, which hud been pound into the sau cer, and the other calling to his mother that "Willie is blowin' his coffee agin." The Major explains that he has never gotten over old-fashioned ways ami that when he gets ready to drink coffee he drinks it, and that he does n't propose to burn his tongue off trying to drink hot coffee out of a cup so long as a saucer is nearby, but that he simply pours it into the sau cer, gives it a few strong fluffs and gets busy. He thinks it is in reproof of this manner of getting rid of hot coffee thut the picture was sent. Major Heath also tells some ex ceedingly interesting experiences he has had at fashionable "blow-outs," as he calls them. At one of these "blow-outs" some time ago the major iays they had about six or eight forks and spoons on one side of his plate and the first course served con sisted of grape fruit. He says they had a spoon lying there that looked to h!m like a ii'.xiusin's head and he didn't know what it was for, so ho :vcked up the coffee spoon and got busy. But he had a sneeking idea that I.e. vusn'i Join' the thing right an 1 cut h s lyes out at his wife and the v a:. .1 nking faces and frownin' ;t him. but he Knew if he laid it down he vv eii 1 pick up the wrong thin a.iain. aivl he decided to use what he .-tared n with. The fu thcr he went the wo-..v he gjt unt'l finally a salad cou iv.' eoroe a!oii.r r...d he saw some-thir.-r Iving bv h.s 1 late he called a devil's "f-.rk and thojght surely it must be for the salad Hiid he pro waJii 1 to dive in with that fork. The a'ad slipped letween the "prongs" unl it was lik' eating soup with a knitting needle. He saw that would n't do, but ho was afraid to make a el'iinge. Mr. Heath fays he is satisfied ho can eat r.s much as anybody if they will give him the porper tools to do it with, but for the life of him he can't see why they want to have five or six of "them durned things that nobody knows when to use. Ex-Sheriff John Griffith was pres ?nt at the meeting and he heartily concurred in Major Heath's rebellion against modern societv and up-to-date tnhlj etiouette. and expressed him self as being wholeheartedly in fa vor of going with the major back to the good old days when the only dish served at the supper meal was milk and mush and the only tools used to eat with were a tin spoon and yellow bowl with a pink ring around it. COTTON QUEEN WANTS A SEAT IN CONGRESS Mrs. Lelia Scton Edmundson, an Alabama woman, wants to throw her strength with the farm bloc in Con gress. She has announced herself a candidate from her district, her ob ject, she says, being to interest the government in our farms and farm ers. Mrs. Edmundson is known as the "Cotton Queen of the South." She owns and personally manages a 1,600 acre plantation near Decatur, Ala. Union Agency Corporation Perma nently Organised The Union Agency Corporation was formally organized .Wednesday afternoon by the election of the fol lowing officers: Dr. J. E. Ashcraft, president; W. M. Gordon and J. W. Hines, Jr., vice presidents; J. M. Crocker, secretary; F. G. Henderson, treasurer and F. B. Curry, general manager. This corporation will do a general casualty insurance business and will operate in several states with headquarters in Monroe, as previously announced. SURROUNDINGS COXDITIVE TO A GOOD SCHOOL sriKU t ,- leration Between Teachers and Pupi's Will Bring I he Desired i-i!lts in the ScHjmiI j This article was written and fur- i.'J,, t The Journal bv RoV G. Cadieu. ; s uiieut of the .Monroe High School, ar.l it reflects the feeling the high rh.M.I r.'inils have in regard to the pcrressive ideas Monroe people have shown in providing adequate quarters for the hih school work: The students of the M. II. S. ought to c.evol ;i a good wholesome school -pirit. for they have always been biking in it. "Now that we are in our new high school building, one of the bist in the State, we should show our appreciation to the people of the ei.y. The reasons for this poor school spirit in the past have been: First, tne school was so small that they could not put out good athletic and debating teams. These are the life of the school that is to the student body for they get tired of books all the time. Second, the building was so bad that we could not get any enthusiasm in our work. Further more we could not get any stud ents from outside of the city to come. Third, we did not feel ourselves a sep arate unit from the other school. Now, we have 235 in the high school department, an enrollment as large, if not larger, than some of our smaller colleges. The building is one of the best in the State, beautiful from an architectural standpoint, as well as comfortable, and we will have a good athletic soon. I think that one of the best ways to show our appreciation would be jy better co-operation between our teachers and ourselves. They cannot accomplish anything by boosting by themselves, but if we work with them ;hey can increase our knowledge and bring our school on a higher plane. The lessons may seem too long but they have been tried in that length and not found to be too much. If we understood better what they are irying to do for us, we would be w.lling to put more effort in our studies. In order to accomplish this, it will be necessary to know and under paid each other. To do this we night get together in some way out s de the school room. One way would be through more sociables like the one held in honor of our debaters. There has been much comment on it by both teachers and students and a desire for more, of them. We can also have picnics as soon as the wa ter in the creeks is warm, as spring is already here and the weather is beautiful. In this way the students will come to know each other better, besides knowing the teachers better, i'hey talk "shop" during school hours and there is no way of knowing thcin in the outside. School spirit is one of the biggest -sets any school can have. When tins spirit is lucking there is no hope 'or inspiration to do better things. Boys will play on the athletic field letter when there is a large number of fellow-students watching them for 'hey dislike tp be called quitters, i'hey love honor and glory as every .idy els; does and will work harder when the people are back of them thi.n when alone. Students will also stui'.y harder v!ien they know and un- .iers.aiid tho work they are doing. Therffoie it 's desirable to think of ssons as an asset or a pleasure in stead of a task, and the teachers as ns:ructors instead of task masters. Let's all get together in a whole some manner and know each other, -tome one has said that he hated a .ertain man until he became to know nim and then he loved him. This saying applies to some of the pupils .'rom the way they dislike some of the teachers. Let's back and talk our vhool, teachers, and students. A bulletin board would also help ti increase the school spirit. A lot of tho pupils don't even read a news- aper and the only news they hear is what is told on the campus or in the class room. Ask them what prog ress the school is making or about some outside event and they know nthin!? about it. With a bulletin board, articles could be posted that vould bring outside information to them. Will Put on System of I toad Main tenance The Unicn County Road Commis sion Is preparing to put on a system of road maintenance for the county. They are making thorough Investiga tions as to the proper kind of ma chinery to buy and the correct method o t maintaining the roads. The plan now Is to place equipment and men at three places In the coun ty. Monroe, Marshville and Waxhaw, and have each squad maintain the roads in their respective sections. Mr. J. D. McRae, chairman of the commission, believes that It will be necessary to have about three men in charge of each set of qulpment. He wants a foreman but no overseer and every employe will be expected to work. Only mn of good Judg ment and industry will be employed for this important task. It Is thought two squads will be required to take care of the roads In the county seat section, while It is believed tbat on squad at Marshville and one at Wax haw can handle the situation. These men will be provided with drags, scraps ahd either a truck or tractor or both, as requirements may de mand, and the squads will be kept cn the Job all the time. A pair of $2.00 Silk. fuR.fn-r.ii.r.'f! Ladies' Hose at Ab Joseph's to mor row, one day only, for 1 1.00. CRUMP THREATENS WIFE, I HIS OWN SON TESTIFIES I Lei Crump, Solder at (amp l'.rag. Gives Startling Testi mony at Hearing BIT GENERALLY THEY GOT ALONG ALRIGHT. HE SAYS In. Reid Testifies That When He R;';vhi'd Scene Defendant Was Ly ing Down in Stupor In the preliminary hw.i-ri'' this afternoon of Sam Crump, who k'!lei r.is wile I.at Sunday night, his son. Lewis Crump, swore that he had heard his father threaten his mother's life more than once. He stated that it has been a year or more since he heard he threat, but that his father had been known by him to get mad and say to his mother, "God d n you, I will kill you." Young Crump has been in the United States Army stationed at Camp Bragg since last January. He came home Tuesday to attend his mother's funeral, but did not go to the jail to see his father until this morning, according to his testimony on the witness stand to day. On cross examination, Lewis Crump admitted that as a general thing his father and mother got along very well and that they seemed to be friendly and to love each other, al though the admission was reluctant. Dr. T. X. Reid, who attended Mrs. Crump after she died, and made the examination, testified that he reach ed the Crump home about eleven o'clock Sunday night and that his judgment is that Mrs. Crump had been dead about a half to an hour when he arrived. He stated that the wound was caused by a shotgun and chat the load entered, between the right hin and the shoulder blade. p-anging slightly downward and to the center of the body. It was suf ficient, he said, to cause almost in stant death and he doubts if she spoke at all after being shot. Dr. Keid stated that when he reached the scene of the traged Mr. Crump was 'ying on a pallet near his dead wife and that he seemed to be in a sort of stupor, speaking very slowly when asked question s in regard to the shooting. He said Mr. Crump told him that he killed his wife thinking she was a burglar. Messrs. Stack, Parker & Craig are appearing for Mr. Crumo. while Mr. John C. Sikes is assisting Prosecut ing Attorney J. C. Brooks. A large number of witnesses have i em summoned by the State. They are Sheriff Fowler, Robt Hnrton, F. Alexander, Floyd Orr, 11. K. Orr, Dex ter Orr. Dr. T. N. Reid, S. R. Alex .inder, Mrs. H. K. Orr, Mrs. Bright Houston, Luke Crump, I. D. Thomp son. Frank Keziah and W. D. Lem mond. While the trial is in progress, Mr. Crump sits with his head down, sel lom looking up and constantly fum )!e m his hair or handkerchief. The trial has been in progress only a short while as The Journal goes to press and the evidence of other witnesses cannot be secured r.t this t iv, o. SOME LOCAL HAPPENINGS Mr. O. H. Russell of Lain inburg is spending a few days in Union eoMity in th" interest of his candi dacy for solicitor. "The Dawning," a pageant of the Resurrection, will be presented at Pleasant Grove, near Mineral Springs, Sunday evening at 7:15 o'clock. Mr. J. W. Fowler returned a few h;s ago from the western markets, wiier lj.- bought stock for the snlo stable of Fowler & Lee. Rev. R. J. Mcllwaine will preach at Beulah Presbyterian church ne Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and at Salem at 3 p. m. Rev. C. N. Medlin of Columbia Seminary will preach in the Unionville Presbyterian church next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. There will be an Easter egg hunt at Mt. Pleasant school house in Bu ford township Saturday afternoon at threa o'clock. The public is invited. Mr. Rufus H. McClellan reports that he had strawberries ten days ago from his garden in Benton Heights. The Indian opera, "Powhatan," will be repeated Tuesday night at the high school auditorium. Prices 2.' and 50 cent3. Benefit of the school. The Fowler school will close to morrow with a declamation and rec itation contest beginning at 1 p. m. A play, "An Old Fashioned Mother," will be given at 8 o'clock in the even ing. Dr. Hubert Poteat, who is to be here Saturday night with the Wake Foreat Glee Club, will lecture to Mr. J. C. Sikes' Bible class in the Bap tist Sunday school here Sunday morning at ten o'clock. The Monroe High School baseball team will meet the famous Bingham school nine in three games here on May 18, 19 and 20th. In the line-up for Bingham will be Frank Snyder, a Monroe boy. He will perform be hind the bat for the visiting team. The play, "Powhatan." that was given In the high school auditorium last night by local talent, under the auspices of the Parent-Teacher Asso ciation, was a great success. A full house greeted the characters and the response was very gratifying. Every- ?.;(' had a good time and went home feeling that they had gotten more than their money's worth. TWO SCHOOL TRUCKS ARE OPERATING SUCCESSFULLY alker and Turner Districts Highly Pleased With Their Experience in School Consolidation As the '.;blic schools of the coun ty oon.e to a close. inoe interested :n t-.li'cmionul mutters naturally ,i ? ubo'.it io a.-certatn just what poLinss ha-s been made during the i.isl school year. About. the only radical chan-e tl.i.t ha been made in any disaiet u ilie institution cf the tiuekir.g sys t ui i !i.jiloed io carry Hie children irom i tie old Walker school io Wav-b:i-,v and from Turner to Prospect. The Walker school is in Jackson, and Siiiiei intend. 'lit Ray Funder. burk .-ays that last year the average attendance in the Walker district wrs les.; than twenty, while this year uu average attendance of between thirty-tive and forty have been truck ed .n o the Waxhaw school with most r-aiisfaclory results. Prof. J. F. Craig, assistant principal, has had charse of the truck and the children hace been under his care. The peoole in the Turner district where the children have been carried in truck to the Prospect school. In I! n ford township, are very highly gratified with the results. These two districts are being used as a demon stration of the consolidated trucking system and the patrons of the schools were promised a return to the old system if the new one should prove unsatisf actor1. The experiment has proven so successful that instead of asking for their old schools to be given back, patrons in adjoining dis tricts, it is said, are wanting more trucks provided and the service ex tended. SMALL GRAIN CROP'S LOOK EXCEEDINGLY PROMISING Much Better Values Per Acre Than Laxt Year is the Prediction; Labor Demands Less The Cooperative Crop Reporting Service of tile State Department of Agriculture furnishes, under date of April 13th. the following report on the present condition oj' crops: If conditions continue to favor I he small grain crops, North Carolina will inak" good yields per acre result inn In much better values per acre than last year. Even though the supply ot hired labor exceeds the demands, yet these factors are much more nearly balanced here than in most other states. The wheat crop shows up very well, the condition for North Caro lina be I n a 9fi ner cent of a normal or "full crop" prospect. This is not conclusive of a good yield, lor later conditions of weather, insects, and disease may completely alter these prospects. The Federal winter wheat crop shows a "S per cent condition or 13 per cent less than a year ago. while the North Carolina condition is a little better tl an last year. The state price is $1.52 as against $1.NS for the U. S. April 1st, 1!22. A great many people misunder iand the meaning of foroi'iist.s" and "estimates.' The coiion crop was es timated at a very low condition last Auutist. yet inade a very uood yield per acre. The summer prospects were very poor but the later conditions favored high yields, which were hue in evidence. The rye crop at 03 per cent condi tion, is also two points better than a year ago while the national crop at VI per cent is about the same lot both years. R,.e prices average !'3 cent for both the state an. I the na ' imi. j national demand for such la- r.eir is more than ten per cent below ti.v previous year, wnne ior .vnm Carolina, it is'lfi per cent below. The number of breeding sows are practically the same as last year when the trend showed 5 per cent decline from April 1.020. The United States fMinuites show eleven per cent more in number of breeders than for 1921. Farm work is greatly belated in most parts of the state. The plant ing of crops Is late on account of the wet soil. The demand for fer tilizers seems to be decreased. St. Luke Lutheran Bible school Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, Mr. Jennings Boger su perintendent. Services at 11 a. m., Easter festival sermon, text Mark 16:6: "He is risen." Luther League at 7 p. m. Vespers with sermon at 7:30. Text Phil. 3:10. "That I may know Him and the power of His res urrection." The attendance at the Men's Bible class was very gratify ing but there are a few more men of the congregation who should attend. Mr. John Boyte was elected teacher and Mr. Jennings Boeer assistant at the last meeting. It will he a treat to any one to attend this Bible class. The Holy Communion will be ad ministered at the morning service. Preparatory service Friday evening at 7:30. We trust every member will make arrangement to be pres ent at the preparatory service this evening. The public is invited to the Easter services. Mr. O. W. Funderburk of Buford i township while sharpening plows Wednesday got a small piece of met f' in his eye. He did not pay much trtention to it st first but last night the eye pained him so much that he had to come to Monroe this morning and have Dr. Garren remove the of fending metal which was found to ibe imbedded in the eye ball. BLIND YOOIH IS HOEING HIS OWN ROW AT TRINITY I'. I., hiker, n iglitlev. Youth, Is I cmlin Hi- I.imk: - lrl Two Week He llonle-l II M' X-I' l I HUM YOUTH. H IS t'AI.L TO I'll EACH "I Celt Ttiat I Jnsi II io 1'ivach." ail kiker, "So I cnnie Here to t.et I duration." Mr. Her.ry lielk. a Union county prodmt. v ito :ui 1m first newspaper ovnerienr.. ei tho vlwtf nf The Jour nal, is in charge of the news bureau at Trinity College, where he is pur suing academic studies. Anion-? the interesting s'oiies that he has sent out by the colleue and its students was the following about a 'Diino yooth: Durham. April 12 The blind -hnll rnl t i". I tho MinH elsp ther will fall !ti 'ii1 ditch, but the story of F. L. Ki r of the treshmen class at Trinity college, should pull any one out of the ditch of depression. Kiker caa barely see the noonday sun. yet he is making good at Trin ity college and asking no odds from any one. "fn.it ImMiiBii a fallnu' laelfa shouldn't kep him out of college." says MKer. wnai ne neeas is vision, a purpose, an ambition, or a convic tion that he has been called to enter the ministry. For live years now mis Aiinvlilinn h ic Koon tliA trn ftnl ! fl A In his motor car of being that has kept aim taxing every nui on nign in au effort to gain an education. I just felt that I had to preach, and I knew that I ought to have an education so I came over here," said Kiker as he let his sensatlve fingers trace th? brailled words on a note book page. "I didn't know how I was going to gt along, but my father said he would help me. I haven t known one month how things were going to be the next, but school is almost out now, and I am still here and expect to be back next year." Kil er snys that the f'rst two weeks at Trinity were the hardest. ' Peopl- Jidn't know that I could not see. ui;d every oft ice I went in they just gave me a little old card and told me to fill It out," he re marked. Now it is different, he says. Expressions of doubt as to his ability to keep up with his work were freu'iently heard when it first became know that a blind man was among the members of the freshman class. Now he keeps every member of the clas.i on a hump to keep up with his accniplishmeiits in t:ie clars room. On Latin and Bible classes Kiker loailj in the fall tprtn he secured an average of 9b on his Latin and 92 on Bible. The texts that he uses in these courses are printed in the blind language. A person going Into Klkers room and finding the texts without knowing what they were that the Standard Oil company had stored its ledgers there, such a volume ot space go they oeciip: . Geometry al-o comes easy to Ki ker. Of conr-e he cannot see the lines, unde.i, e:t'.. but he can carry them In his lr.ii:i. 'n the oml examination civen iii,:i c.i this subject he outstrip P"d inii-.v members of the class whe have perfectly uood eyes. None of the blonde stenographers, or brunotts. "iihcr for that matter, have anythini; on the blind student when it on e to opernting a tyiV writer. H.s work in English is all typed and In its neatness and per fec.tne.is eo::;.!s that of the be:t ste nographer. C'.a.-s room work does not occupy all of his time. He is a member of the Coini.ibia Literary society ana has ta!;en an active part in the work of the society jf which .senator over man and Simmons were both mem bers. Kiker was born near Polkton itt-ntv.B u'ti-i veura nnn. A trouble which defies specialists affected hla eyes from birth and nas graauauy ernuii u-nise with aire. At the age of twenty-two he decided upon the ministry as a caning, ana went io Raleigh to enter the State school for the blind, where he was graduated last year, coming to Trluiiy last September. Peace Contest to Be Held at Burlington Burlington, April 13. Upon deci sion of the committee in charge of arraner'.2nts, Burlington is to be the scene of th eighth annual North Car olina State Inter Collegiate Peace Contes, which will be held on April 21st. Extensive preiarations are being made for greeting those who partici pate in this cont-st. It is expected that each of the seven colleges of the state w 11 inter contestants, ani that the Municipal Theater here will resound with the youthful arguments for perpetual peace. Dr. F. S. Blair, who is state man ager, will accept applications for en trance from colleges of the state up until the 20th, it has been announced. All applications should be addressed to Dr. Blair at Guilford College, N. C, before that date. Messrs. T. J. W. Broom, E. J. Ei icll, J. S. Howey, R. L. Montgomery, J. D. Simpson. It. L. Stevens. R. C. Griffin. A. M. Craig and others are i attending a meeting of the North Carolina Jersey Breeders Association In Rockingham today. An auction sale of Jets-y entile is being held at the Di-'i tarin near Rockingham.