Hoover Is Not
President Is Rare Specimen Of
Man Not Prejudiced Either Way
About Dry Laws.
Washington, April 1 — Probably
one of the rarest specimens outside
the National Museum is the person
who has no strong prejudices about
it continues to appear that Presi
dent Herbert Hoover is one of
those. Not only is lie neither fa
natically dry jior fanatically vet.
but he also seems to be rather sour
on both sets of extremists
There arc still those who Insist
that Hoover is at heart, a "wet," if
he Is anything. And there are many
in Washington who would hesitate
to place him. from the standpoint
of his personal viewpoint, in cither
The main reason lor the uncer
tainty Is that persons who con
sider themselves "close to Hoover”
have been telling different stories
for some time. The drys profess
positive assurance that he leans
entirely their way and the wets in
sist that he has an open mind, is
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far from confident of the ultimate ,
nationwide success of the eight* 1
eenth amendment anrl has in mind '
some ultimate modification of the
It there is any .reconciliation of I
seemingly conflicting and allegedly
inspired Interpretations of Hoover's
attitude toward prohibition it must
boil down to some such logical sur
mise as this:
The president Himself doesn’t
take a drink He is primarily con
cerned with prohibition as It affects
Americas governmental and eco
nomic efficiency and as it presents
a challenge to his oath to uphold
the constitution Naturally lie
must also consider prohibition from
the standpoint of a politician, but
it does not appear that Hoover as
president is letting that considera
He will not condone violations ot
the law nor will he condone viola
tion of the spirit of the law by sub
ordinate officials. A federal official
in Washington who produced a
flask In his presence would un
doubtedly be sternly rebuked. But
he did not once frown when mem*1
bers of his good will party in Latin
America readily accoominodated
themselves to the ftistoms of those
countries Each man on the tour
was permitted to use his own judg
From the standpoint of efficiency,
Hoover must determine whether
the prohibition laws are going to
be suffclcntly beneficial in the long
run to Justify themselves and their
admittedly harmful effects. He did
not call prohibition a "noble ex
periment”; he called it "an ex
periment, noble in purpose” and
said he didn't favor repeal of the
The president is supposed to feel
that prohibition has been an
economic benefit and has definitely
increased the efficiency of the In
dustry. On the other hand, he ad
mits that it. has had a serious effect,
on the morale of government and
the laxity of prohibition enforce
ment probably strikes him as hide
ous If prohibition would enforce
itself Hoover probably would be
But he must decide whether
present conditions, which are still
the major national scandal.z are
bound to continue and if io whether
prohibition and its present laws
are worth the price. There is no
evidence that, he has come to any
decision at all about the ultimate
success of the "experiment.”
His determination to do his very
best to enforce the law Is some
thing else again. Whether he lias
any doubts about success or not.
he has given ample indication of
his intention to see what can be
done—and do it. Perhaps there ts
no more significant iact than that
he has i'aileef to utter the familiar
roar that he "Would soon have the
bootleggers on the run anti that the
law would be enforced at last.
He said that the "experiment"
must be 'worked out constructive
ly" and when he recently passed
the word to the correspondents that
there wouldn't be any hysterics or
melodrama about his enforcement
program that was what he meant.
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LI ID HEBICA
Tennessee Bans Smoking: Missis
sippi Frowns On Darning; In
Ollirrs I ashlolis Dictated.
New York.—The Ioann r who
smoke;, cigaretts will.not be granted ■
a certificate in the slate of Ten-1
nessee; tiie dancing .school ma m;
will no} be tolerated in sonic parts .
giohs of the country the school j
board is the fashion dictator lor
its teachers and failure to lead the
Bible in school io a statutory cause j
Finally, if (he distracted woman
teacher marries, this is "an agreed;
ground for termination of the con
tract" in many states.
These are only a few ol the re
strictions on American school teach
ers revealed in a survey of teacher
contracts and state and local rule;;
in approximately 50U school sys
tems in forty six states. The survey
issued today was made by Dr. Earl
William Anderson, working under i
education at teachers college Co- .
Dr. Anderson examined contracts ;
signed by teachers and superintend 1
dents in more than 400 communi
ties and regulations ol boards of
education rules of state educational j
agencies and laws by state legis
latures. Conditions in cities of all j
sizes, beginning with a population of1
2.500 and from all states except Ne
vada and Wyoming arc represented
in the report.
Included in the finding:: arc regu
lations which make the famous an
ti-evolution law seem tnme. It is re
vealed that the restrictions on pub
lic school officials over the nation
are so many and so varied and de
tailed that it is practically im
possible lo define the exact status
of a modern school teacher. In one
community a teacher's restrictions
may be very light, but on moving
I to another community this same
| teacher may be obliged to do e\rry
[ thing from selling school texts to
"cooperating witli every agency that;
conscientiously strives to better the
To relieve the hodge podge con
dition Dr Anderson advocates
"state regulations of nil situations
'which do not have distinct local
j significance. ' He commends New
! York state ns lar ahead in estab
lishment of minimum professional
standards and ethical requirements.
New York, he adds. Is one of th
leaders In the stale control move
ment which, he reports, is on the
No Matter Why! lie Weighs Hair.
Seattle.—Albfrt Jacobson, city
chemist, lias a pair of new scales
and here are a few of the cnlculae
Hops he lias worked out with his
A strand of human hair long rn
ough to encircle the world at the
equator would weigh 759 pounds
The ordinary domestic variety, of
rill weighs 027975 ounces.
The ordinary two-rent postage
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The ordinary human hair, one
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w«Y to b«ouh»
Tennessee Lady Telia About
The Long Uae of Thed*
In Her Family.
Rutledge, Tenn,—"For thirty years
or longer ere have been using Black
Draught In our home as a family
medicine, and have found It to bo
very handy,” says Mrs. John Mc
Ginnis, of near here.
'•Since I have been married and
had children of my own, I have
found It to be a fine medicine to
give them for colds and Indigestion.
I liavo throe little girls, and when I
sea one of them fretful and •droopy'
In the morning, I begtn treating her
with a course of Black-Draught. It
Is not long until she is lively and
well again. I make a tea of it and
give it to the children, as they take
It best that way.
“I take Black-Draught for con
stipation and Indigestion. If I wake
up with a bad taste in my mouth
and feel sluggish and dull, I know
It Is time for a dose of Black
‘‘We try to keep a box of Black
Draught always in the house and
are seldom without It My health
is generally good, but I think it Is
a good thing to keep a mild, de
pendable remedy on hand for spells
In use nearly a Hundred years.
Twenty-five doses 2o*. jvc-itw
Allen Kansas Senator
ice- President Curtis lias
•made it known that he will
(tier no objection to the ap
pointment of his former po
litical foe, Henry J. Allen,
above, former governor of
Kansas, as his successor as
senator from Kansas.
Richmond. — Rev. Thomas r i
Raker. of Oak Grove, is somewhat
disgusted over the attempt ot cer
tain so-called anti-Smith lenders to
deliver this state into the hands of
the Republican party.
Writing to the Fredericksburg
Free Lance-Star. Mr. Baker says:
I would like to ask my fello.w
Democrats who, like myself at the
No\ember election, repudiated the
wet Tammany conferences and pro
posed conventions wc read about in
Speaking of the Hoover Demo
crats. lie declares that they were
noi a "lot of red necks and ftizzy
heads to be led this way or that at
the crack Of someone's whip, but as
a matter of fact, there' is not, nor
never will bo. a more independent
set ot men and women, who took
orders from no one, as was conclu
i slvcly proved in the late campaign.”
i The article of Mr. Baker is full
of pertinent questions. He says: I
would like to n k these aforesaid
leaders.' real or imaginary, that are
now parading with so much gusto in
I he public print- -these men w ho are
reported to be nudging up to that
polyglot organisation known as the
Republican party—I would like to
ask these agitators and political mis
[ chief-makers what becomes of theli
i slogan. "Principles above party ?
Are they not laying themselves open
to the charge that their aim then
and now is to capitalize our victory
for personal and political gain, and
cash in on the basis of state jobs
and county offices?”
j Mr. Baker pooh-poohs the ant 1
i Smith talk of the necessity of apol
i igics for "hot words spoken in a
j heated campaign" as childish arid
savoring of pretext. Ur declares
that, the Republican party has no
place kn our Southern states, and
that wherever and whenever it has
become dominant in these states, it
has "left a trail of corruption until
swept (rom power by an rnranged
The Oak Grove minister concludes
m patriotic strain:
"I love my state and have been
happv to see her a [fairs conducted
so etficicntly under the succeeding
Democratic administrations In a
remarkable deg:ee has this been true
of the pest three years. Blessed with
| an able and conscientious governor.
;we have moved on to higher and
|lvcttcr things, not only m material,
but in ideals and principles. The ad
ministration ot the state's affairs
, under Gov ernor Byrd has been the
most efficient, in the world, and
corruption in public office by any
ol his subordinates is a thing un
known. Truly, this alleged unti
Slcmp-et al. combination hasn't a
leg to stand on."
We'll bay So
Governor Gardner and family
have spent their first week-end at
their home in Shelby since the new
Administration was set up in Ra
leigh and the Governor had been
on his old camping ground just 24
| hours when he broke forth w ith the
announcement of the organization
of a new industry for Shelby, the
Gardner Garment company, the
capital stock of which has been
provided and plans made for the es
tablishment of the plant.
Governor Gardner is not only
one of the largest and most success
ful farmers of North Carolina, but
he is heavily interested in a num
ber of industrial lines, to which lie
lias initiated proceedings on his
own account to add this last to the
string of industries with which he
It is profitable for the state to
have a governor of so many diverse
interests at the head of its govern
ment. and it seems immensely
profitable to Shelby to have him
come home ever and anon.
This Bey Has Only
and Frederick Ayer?, Warfield,
small eon of Mr. and Mrs. If.
I„ Warfield of Reynold*, is des
tined to be one of the lucky
persons one rarely reads about
and seldom knows.
It was revealed today that
instead of having one or two
grandparents to cheer their
childhood. as is usually the
case, this little cliap has seven,
but four of them are grand
mothers. And in addition to all
of this he has a grandfather,
too. Airs. Jennie Seagraves,
who is 86 years of age, and
Mrs. A. .!. Ayers, who la 76
years of age, are the great-1
grandmothers on the. maternal
side. .Mrs. Saran Taylor, age
SI >ears, and Mrs. Ellen War
field are great-grandmothers on
the paternal side. Mr. and
Mrs. Warfield, who arc the
child's grandparents on his fath
er's side are each 59 years of
age. Mrs. Ida Ayers is moth
er of the child's mother. A
great-great-grandfather A. J.
Avers, died about a year ago.
All of little Erederick's ances
tors are enjoying the best of
health and all are quite proud
of this young chap.
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