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Foot In Fright
Hickory—"Pleas” Horton, local
negro employed by Dr. C. B Yount,
momentarily terrorized dusky resi
dents of Thirteenth street here
when he lost control of his employ
er’s brand new automobile, 1 ut the
spectacular wreck apparently served
■to cure Cora Wilfong’s "crippled”
Horton was making ’bout 80
miles an hour” down the street,
witnesses said, when the automo
bile crashed into a tree, then car
eened into a nearby house. The
dwelling occupied by Cora and sev
eral other negroes, was knocked off
its pillars and the chimney was torn
down by the impact, according to
Police Chief E. W. Lentz.
Cora had suffered burns on one
foot over a year ago, the chief said,
and had not used the crippled mem
ber in walking since that time.
However, in the excitment, she
sprinted out into the yard with the
greatest of ease.
Horton, unhurt, was jailed on a
reckless driving charge.
Ignorance Of Bible
Lynchburg, Va.—Bishop Edwin
Mouzon, of the Methodist Episcopal
church, South, says he is “deeply
concerned” over public ignorance
of the Bible’s contents.
He said answers made by 18,
434 Virginia high school students
to a questionaire showed:
Sixteen thousand of them could
not name three prophets of the
' "welve thousand could not name
the four gospels.
Ten thousand could not name
three of Christ’s disciples.
“If it is like this in Virginia,
then it is likely to be worse al
most anywhere in the country,”
the scholarly churchman, whose
residence is at Charlotte, N. C.,
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* SACRED BABOON *
* BORN IN CAPTIVITY *
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* Colorado Springs—A female *
* sacred baboon in the Cheyene *
* Mountain zoo here recently *
* caused a stir in zoological cir- *
* cles when she gave birth to a *
* baby baboon. *
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Was Only A Joke
ing the bombing which scarred the
lawn of Mayor Howard W. Jack
I son’s surburban home balanced a
theory of political enmity against
a possibility that the blast was a
I practical joke.
The mayor himself took little
I stock in the theory that enemies
he had made in public life were
responsible for the bombing.
"Fve signed ordinances that
some people didn’t want,” he said,
"and, as mayor, Fve done a num
ber of things which have been
| criticized by particular groups,
| people have been taken off relief.
But I haven’t the remotest idea of
who could have done it or what
their reason could have been.”
The theory that the bomb was
set off as a joke was held by Dr.
Albert W. Wood professor of ex
perimental physics at Johns Hop
kins University, who has been call
ed in as a consultant in the case.
Dr. Wood said he believed the ex
plosion was "only a joke or a
scare bomb, intended at the worst
"It was only a gesture,” said he.
probably dynamite, because the
chief force of the blast was ap
parently downward. Police inves
tigators believe that no more than
one stick of dynamite was used.
Raleigh—The State Highway pa
trol reported arresting 309 drunken
drivers in March, compared with
only 188 in February, while total
March arrests were 2,311 compared
with 1, 00 in February.
Last month 2,049 persons were
convicted of highway law viola
tions, being levied an aggregate of
578 months and 13 days in prison,
fines of $24,819 and costs of $17,
The patrolmen recovered stolen
property valued at $13,623.
SOLONS COME TO BLOWS
Frankfort, Ky.—The House of
Kentucky’s General Assembly was
thrown into confusion when Rep
resentative Marion McCarthy,
Democrat, Blackford, struck Rep
resentative John B. Mollette, Re
publican, Van Lear, knocking him
to the floor, and Marion Howard,
aide to Governor Chandler, took
a pistol away from Mollette.
• Patronize Watchman Adver
I In TAe WEEKS NEWS l
THE CIRCUS COMES
TO NEW YORK—The
Ringling Bros, and
Barnum & Bailey
Greatest Show on
Earth arrives from its
winter home in Sara-a
sota, Fla. to open itsB
annual spring engage-1
ment at Madl-I
son Square Garden. I
Modoc, veteran ele-1
phant with the big |
show, greets young- §
sters from his private §
J. EDWARD JONES, oil
promoter, whose challenge
333 of the registration provi
sions of the Securities Act
v" of 1933 was upheld by the
HI U. S. Supreme Court in an
^opinion that struck vigor
■jously at bureaucratic en
Ipjcroachment upon constitu
MR. AND. MR3. B.
= much like Humpty- =
Dumpties in their egg
shaped garb of the
new Golden Wedding
color, lead the Easter
Parade on Fifth Ave
' TORNADO WRECKS
GAINESVILLE. GA. —
Photo shows remains ol
• the Dixie Hunt Hotel,
the largest in the city,
wrecked by tornado
which swept city recent
ly, causing property dam
age estimated at $5,000,
, 000, and a loss of life of
• over 350.
CAPTAIN H. MACKIN
'NON, commander of the
Socony Oil tanker Yarra
ville which rescued 16
passengers from the blaz
ing Norwegian steamer
Tricolor in the mid-Pa
\ IDEAL SUIT FOR
] SPRING it the three
piece ensemble chos
en by Patricia Wilder,
young RKO star. The
skirt it of thin navy
wool, the jacket and
short trotter - length
coat of white and navy
in a hound’s tooth
"haW t’s in a name?” asked the
poet. "A rose by any other name
would smell as sweet.” But we
moderns learn that names can be
very, very important, and the
swanky New York restaurants are
finding the value of a name in the
newest fad for Florentine dishes.
Pick up almost any menu card in
the better restaurants and you are
sure to find Florentine this and
Florentine that . . . chicken saute
Florentine, mushroom Florentine,
and even artichokes Florentine.
And what do you suppose it means.
Nothing less than spinach! Greens
are vitally important in the diet at
this time of the year when our re
sources of health are depleted from
the long confinement of winter and
the blustery weather of spring.
And no vegetable is more essential
to the spring than spinach. For*
tunately, the chefs know a great
many nice ways to let us have our
spinach rations pleasantly. And the
Florentine dishes reveal all th<
magic of a new name. Try this
Chicken Saute Florentine: One
chicken, two and a half pounds;
one-holf pound spinach, one glass
dry white wine, salt, pepper, one
quarter pound butter. When al
most cooked add spinach that has
been washed and thoroughly drain
ed, also the white wine. Cook ten
minutes, or until the spinach is
done, and serve very hot.
'T)on’t expect too much of cos
metics,” is the advice of a famous
beauty expert. "Creams and lo
tions are designed to supplement,
not substitute for, natural func
tions,” she says. "If you are thin,
nervous, not eating sufficient food,
and well-balanced diet including
the necessary fuel foods as well as
vegetables, don’t expect a cream
applied to your skin externally to
take the place of nourishment from
within. It may surprise you to find
that eating more butter, sweet
cream, cooked cereals, meat and
fish, milk and eggs will not only
help you to gain weight but will
also make an improvement in your
skin. Look to your health first.”
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Greeting cards especially designed
for the various members of the
family circle are widely in vogue
this Easter. They range from for
mal missives to sprightly booklets
illustrated with casual line-draw
ings. Husband and Wife, Father
and Mother, Aunt and Uncle,
Brother and Sister, all have their
special cards, including not only'
designs for the adult sender, but1
also designs of juvenile appeal, for1
the youngsters to send Daddy and
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Household Hint: A handy and
quickly prepared parsley garnishing
| may be kept in store and used
when there is no time for more
elaborate garnshes. Take a hand-,
ful of clean fresh parsley and place
it in a moderate oven for a short
time. Then rub between the hands
till it powders, and store it in an
airtight glass jar. It will keep its
bright color for some time and al
ways be ready for use.
* * *
Patent leather is going to be very
popular this year. You’ll be wear
ing it on your head, on your feet^
and even on suits and dresses. Andi
if you rub this shiny leather with a
clean cloth dipped in glycerine oc
casionally, it will keep it from dry
ing and cracking.
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Describing the new love tech
nique of college students, a uni-j
versity professor tells the follow-J
in story: "There was a campus(
couple down at our school who
were just as much in love as any
one, only they didn’t know it. .
They were trying to be blase about
it. The boy sent a note to the girl.
'Did I ask you to marry me last
night?’ She replied, 'I told some
one I’d marry them, was it you?’ ”
Washington — Chairman Smith
Democrat of South Carolina, told
the Senate agricultural committee j
that the possibility of a bumper.
crop of cotton this year "is gone
He interrupted the committee’s
cotton investigation to say that it
will be three or four weeks before
the soil will be in condition for cot
ton planting in the eastern belt.
The possibility of a bumper crop j
. this year is gone forever. "I have;
inever seen in all my experience soil)
(conditions which exist today fromj
ihere to Florida.”
Say, ftI Satv It in
Car Sales in March
Highest in 8 Years
New York—March sales of Gen
eral Motors cars to consumers in
the United States totaled 181,782
units, compared with 96,134 in
February and 126,691 in March,
1935. March sales to consumers
were the largest in any month since
Sales to dealers in the United
states totaled 162,418, against 116,
762 in February and 132,622 in
March a year ago. Sales to all
dealers in the United States and
Canada, ' together with overseas
shipments, totaled 196,721 against
14,874 in February and 169,302 inj
March last year.
Sales to consumers in the United
States for the first quarter of 1936
totaled 379,950 units against 258,
093 in the corresponding period of
last year. Sales to dealers in the
United States in the first quarter
totaled 410,314 units against 301,
2 56 in the same quarter of 1936.
CALLES’ ALLY LEAVES
Mexico City—Gen. Jose Maria
Tapia, one-time ally of the exiled
former President Plutarco Elias
Calles, left for California on what
be described as a "business trip.”
ae had been arrested and detained
for several hours. Both General
Tapia and government authorities
denied he was being sent into exile.
0FOULD LET RFC LEND PORTS
Democrat of Florida, introduced a
bill authorizing the RFC to make
loans to port districts. The bill
arovides loans be made to port dis
:ricts devoted chiefly to transporta
don of agricultural products to en
abls such districts to reduce and
'efinance outstanding indebtedness.
NAMES HOUSING PROJECTS
Washington — Secretary Ickes
named the two sections of the pub
lic works low cost housing project
in Charleston, S. C., "Meeting
Street Manor” and "Cooper River
Court.” The names, he said, were
suggested by Mayor Burnet ^ M:,v
bank, and the Charleston
"• • I
CONVICT RUM SMUGGLER I
Detroit—A Federal court jury I
convicted Richard Jenkins of Sav-|
annah, Ga., of smuggling liquor in-1
to the United States from Walker
ville, Ont., by way of the Bahama
islands and Savannah. Walkerville
is just across the border from De
j Night Automobile Accidents Serious
i revelers ins. Co. Safety Service.
Last year during daylight there
were 14,000 fatal automobile acci
dents as against more tlu.-i 19,000
during dusk and darkness. But total
accidents in daylight exceeded the
number during dusk and darkness
by more than 130,000.
The fatal accident record during
dusk and darkness, in proportion to
all accidents in such periods, was
93 per cent greater than the daytime
, experience. The tremendous loss of
life during hours of darkness con
stitutes one of the strongest argu
ments against the present-dsv prae
tice of driving too fast. There is no
way to explain the high rate of
death per accident at night except
by the fact that many operate cars
at speeds during darkness which do
not permit them to stop within the
range of the illumination provided
by headlights. Under such condi
tions lives are crushed out whenever
the unexpected happens. Either
highways must be illuminated and
the lighting of streets improved, or
drivers must remember and act on
the warning: WHEN THE SUN
GOES DOWN. SHOW DOWN
All Plants Subject 1 o
Parasites And Disease
The human race would soon run
short of food if all methods of
controlling diseases were suddenly
Practically every plant now
grown for food or other purpose is
subject to attack by disease and
parasites, said Dr. R. F. Poole, plant
pathologist at State College.
The exceptions are certain disease
resistant varieties which have been
developed within recent years.
Artificial cultivation of crops,
without disease control methods, is
favorable to the increase of plant
diseases and parasites, Dr. Poole ad
In the early days, when pioneers
were first wresting their fields from
forests, they had little need to
worry about disease infestations.
But those days have long since past.
Now it is almost impossible to
produce a crop of fruit sufficient
to supply the local demand without
the use of dusts, sprays, and other
methods of insect and disease con
trol, Dr. Poole said.
"If you do not believe this,” he
stated, "visit two orchards when
the fruit is ripe. Go to one where
the diseases have been kept under
control, then go to one where no
effort has been to check them. Ob
serve the difference. The facts
will speak for themselves.”
Fortunately, he continued, re
search workers have found ways for
controlling most of the parasites and
diseases which now affect the farm
The rest is largely up to the
farmers, he continued. When they
follow the recommended control
practices, they can produce good
crops. But when they grow lax
and careless, diseases and parasites
spread rapidly and the crops suffer
losses that sometimes run into mil
lions of dollars.
Cleveland Route 2
Mr. and Mrs. James Perry and
Mrs. Perry’s father from Moravian
Falls, spent Easter with Mr. and
Mrs. G. L. NiWock.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Page, Mr.
J. W. Page and little Janie Moore
have returned from a visit of three
weeks in Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Byrd and
Bobby spent Monday with Mr. and
Mrs. N. S. Steele.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Setzer and
Janet, spent Easter day with Mrs.
Setzer’s father, Mr. H. W. Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Luckey Moore and
family of Mocksville spent Sunday
in Cool Spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Guffy of Rox
boro spent the week-end with Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Guffy.
Miss Blanche White, R. N., visit
ed her parents a few days the first
of the week.
Mrs. C. B. Miller of Fork spent
a few days last week with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Steele.
Misses Blanche Wilhelm and
Blanche Fisher of the Woodleaf
school faculty spent Easter with Mr.
and Mrs. R. W. Wilhelm.
"The Adventures of Grandpa”,
a three act play given at Cool
Spring school auditorium Tuesday
night under the auspices of the
Women’s club. ,
Friends of Mrs. Sam Young who
is in the H. F. Long hospital will
be glad to learn that she is getting
Mrs. T. A. Gaither spent a while
with her father recently.
RECOVERS LOST $1,000
Sioux Falls, S. D.—William
Bruggeman, finance company
manager, who lost $1,000 in cur
rency while en route to a bank had
his money back today. Lloyd
Landmark of Sioux Falls, found one
packet of -5 5 in front of the bank
and turned it over to police. Henry
Stever, Lennox farmer, found the
GETS UNIVERSITY POST
Buffalo, N. Y.—The University
of Buffalo announced the appoint
ment of Francis M. Shea, general
counsel of the Puerto Rico Recon
struction administration, as dean of
the law school. Shea will succeed
Dean Carlos C. Alden, who will be
automatically retired because he
reaches the age of 70 this year.
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