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Childless Parents Swamp
Orphanages To Adopt Babies
At Christmas Time
Kansas City—Door bells rang
with the constancy of sleigh bells
in orphan homes.
Baby adoptions set a fast pace
in middle America as toy windows
beckoned to childless husbands and
All records were broken at Chi
cago during the past two months.
Deputy Clerk William E. Golden
said the number of adoptions there
during November and December
have tripled figures for the same
period last year.November adop
tions averaged three a day. The
average rose to four a day during
this month and Golden expected it
to be five-a-day this coming week.
In Kansas City, adoptions ex
ceeded 480 for the year and gave
every evidence of passing the S00
"By the end of the year the num
ber probably will be around ISO,”
smilingly reported Juvenile Court
Judge Ray G. Cowan.
"The demand this Christmas sea
son is larger thro it’s been in a
"From IS to 20 states have come
about 2S0 requests for children,”
said Mrs. Mary Wilson Jones,
supervisor of the child adoption
department of the court, as she an
swered a steady stream of tele
"We just have so many babies
available at any given time and
those who don’t get any of these
will just have to wait.”
In hundreds of homes, however,
"Dad” is getting his first experi
ence in shopping for doll and
tricycle.And "Mother” is reciting
He’ll Like These Gifts
All 2 pants
$4.95 to $13.50
THEY’RE the kind of
things boys like to wear.
They’re from the store where
Dad buys his things. That
means Father will admire
your economy, and Son, your
White and colored
48c and 75c
Black and dark brown—the
good kind, boys like.
$4.95 to $7.45
All new shades
Browns, greys, blues. The
best in town.
$1.95 to $2.95
Belts-25c to 50c
Sox-25 to 35c
nuiiuicus ui utncr arucies ior your Doy.
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“You’ll want smart
appearance for the
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There is no need to "shop around” for correctness of yourjjgj
holiday apparel . . . just send your Suits, Coats, Dresses and«|j
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Still At Large
North Carolina.—Of 10 prison
ers who escaped from the State con
vict camp here Saturday night,
only two had been captured Tues
Two of the the prisoners escaped
through a hole in the wall of a
camp building while the guards and
camp force were eating super.
Two of the prisoner^ John
Gambill, negro, sentenced to two
years for larcency in Cleveland
county, and Bernard Ball, of
Forsyth county, were captured to
Others who escaped were: Roy
ty, serving two years for larceny;
ceny in Guilford county; Howard
Bracket, sentenced in Gaston to
serve three to five years for big
amy;Jac k Presnell, Haywood coun
ty, serving twoy ears for larceny;
Price Miller, serving six months
for assault in Guilford county; Ray
Hoffman, servng 15 months for
forgery in Guilford county; Will
Brown, sentenced to two years for
larceny in Mecklenburg county,
and Knox Brown, serving two years
for larceny in Iredeell county.
Nnrse Held In
Woonsocket, R. I.—A young
practical nurse who, police said,
confessed she killed a woman pa
tient to end her suffering, was
with murder, pending determina
wth murder, pending determination
tion of her mental condition.
Deaths of other patients the
nurse had attended were under in
The nurse, dark-eyed Marie Sev
ignay, 26, was so distraught when
called for arraignment she was un
able to appear and her attorney en
tered a plea of not guilty to a
charge she ended the life of Mrs.
L. Valmore Normandin, 47, wife
of a former city auditor, with a po
tion of household ammonia.
Police Inspector Leo Vanasse said
Miss Sevigny, once a member of a
religious order, first told him she
administered the caustic agent to
quiet Mrs. Normandan, but finally
conceded she killed the woman to
end here suffering,
Mrs. Normandin was under
treatment for a nervous break
Only 400 Civil
War Vets Left In
Raleigh.—The ever-present scy
the of old Father Time cut another
wide swath in the thinning ranks
of surviving Confederate veterans
from June to December this year
in North Carolina, and there were
54 fewer names on the soldiers’
pension rolls today.
Last June when State Auditor
Baxter Durham made out the pen
sion checks there were 454 veterans
of the War Between the Stfates
who drew that semi-annual pay
Today, Auditor Durham was pre
paring to mail the vouchers and
only 400 names remained. Those
400 veterans are drawing $73,000
in State money at the rate of $1
per day each for the last six
RE-OPENS FIGHT FOR BABY
St. Louis.—Mrs. Nellie Tipton
Mnengh today reopened her legal
battle to reclaim the "gift of God”
baby. Claimed as her own, which
the St. Louis court of appeals re
cently awarded to Unwed Anna
GERMAN BISHOP OUSTED
Berlin—The militant confessional
(opposition Protestant) Bishop
Zaenker was rerrjpved from office
Monday by Hans Kerri, Nazi di
rector of church affairs, for violat
ing government ecclesiastical de
crees, it was learned tonight.
U. S. SIGNS TRADE TREATY
Washington.—A riciprocal trade
agreement providing for mutual
tariff concessions was signed today
by the United States and Honduras
at Tegucigalpa, the eighth pact to
be consummated under the admin
istration’s foreign commerce pro
gram. American exports to Hon
duras for 1934 were estimated at
',The Night Before Christmas.” It’s
"for keeps’ with them.
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PHILADELPHIA . . 7 Thelma '
Kaighn, 18, (above), was rushing 1
around to get dressed for a party. .
She swallowed a straight'pin. Now'
the doctors at a hospital here have
Thelma eating sandwiches filled
with fluffy cotton, as a part of the
strategy of protection.
Post Office Safe
ed the Roaring River post office
plundering packers and stealing
several dollars. They were unable
to open the post office safe.
HOSPITAL IS BENEFICIARY
Baltimore—An unrestricted me
morial fund of $900,000 was left
the John Hopkins hospital here by
the late Albert Marburg, retired
tobacco manufacturer. The will
was filed today for probate. Mar
burg died December 9.
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Save Farmers’ Money
Production credit association
loans, bearing a low rate of inter
est, have enabled) many Ndfth
Carolina farmers , so save money
during the past .year.
The interest on these loans is
five per cent a year, said Dean I.
O. Schaub, of State College, who
pointed out that buying on long
credit often adds 10 to 40 per cent
to the cost of the goods.
The production credit associa
tions were established to provide
loans at low cost to farmers who
run short of cash and would other
wise have to finance their farming
operations at high interest rates.
The associations are farmer-owned
and controlled. I
Another advantage of borrowing
through the associations is that a
farmer may secure his loan in in
stallments as he needs them, pay
ing interest on each installment on
ly for the time he actually uses the
For example, a farmer may bor
row $1,000. In the spring he may
receive an advance of $300 on
which he will pay interest for nine
months. Three months later he
may receive another $300 on which
interest is to be paid for six
months. The remaining $400, re
ceived at harvest time, would bear
interest for only one month. j
In this way the total interest
would amount to $20.41, as com
pared with $38.30 he would pay if
the entire loan had been issued in
one installment to bear interest for,
E. F. Warner, secretary-treasurer
of the Raleigh Production credit
association, pointed out that his
association loaned $270,000 to ap- i
proximately 1,000 farmers in 1931.
Practically all the loans have been
paid back, he reported.
Route One Items
Dr. G. M. Flemming of Cleve
land, spent a portion of the llch
hunting with J. A. Fink.
Wright nad Barringer have mov
ed their saw mill on George Fink’s
place and have sawed some lumber
Sidney Hutchins has been hav
Mrs. M. L. Bost is sick.
J. A. Bost has been sick.
Mr. and Mrs. D L Bost motored
to Kannapalis and were the quests
of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hendrin,
W. T. Barber spent Tuesday with
G. F. Powlas.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Myers spent
the lJth with Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
BALD SANTAS GET BUSY
Racine, Wis.—Three hundred
Racine men set out today to prove
they don’t need hair, much less
whiskers, to be Santa Claus. They
are members of the Racine Bald
headed Men’s club, organized re
cently to ward off quips about
shiny pates. Proceeds of a ban
quet tonight will go to a Christ
mas charity fund.
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Have You Men
On Your Gift
; List Who Are
Critical About Their
Give them a half dozen of
dur especially selected hand
made ties and you’ll never hear
the end of his praise.
Two Special Groups
49c - 79c
Other Neckties at $1.00 to $2.00
KENERLY COLBETH CO.
"THE FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS STORE”
"Herm” Kenerly "Clem” Colbett
It costs one and nine-tenths
cents per hour to have
Reddy heat this hot plate.
95c Cash — $1 Month
Keddy Kilowatt will cook
your food in this cooker
for one and three-flfths
cents per hour.
95c Cash — $1 Month
Reddy will heat three quarts of water I
for one-half cent. f
It costs only one and one
fifth cents per hour to have
Reddy percolate your cof
85c Cash — $1 Month
Reddy Kilowatt will heat
this iron for only one and
four-fifths cents per hour.
45c Cash — 50c Month
Reddy Kilowatt will do
this toasting job for one
ted nine-tenths cents per
45c Cash — 5Cc Month
If the home runs smoothly without apparent effort or stir-up, half
the battle for Happiness is won. Give gifts that make home-keeping
a subtle, magical routine. Then, no matter whether the family con
sists of two, or more, the gears don’t jam, the wheels go smoothly
round, and—everybody’s Happy. The gift for the home is truiy
the gift of something electrical.
DUKE POWER CO.
430 South Church Phone 4112