Foes Of Simmons Almost Ready
To Admit He Can *t Be Licked
North Carolina's Senior Senator
Almost Assured Of Nomination
Raleigh.—Even the bitterest op
ponents of Senator Furnifold M. j
Simmons are now admitting that
the little, heartily haled warhorse
from Craven county has again out
smarted his adversaries and has vt>- 1
tually assured his renomination >
without opposition, with one pro
vision, as a result of (he tobacco
'•inference he called in Washington
some two weeks ago.
That provision is if the tobacco
price keep on rising or even con
tinue to stay at their present lcvrl.
For there is no denying the .'act
that tobacco prices have incensed
since the Washington conference,
and that whereas farmers were get
ting only from 10 cents to 12 reals
a pound for their tobacco, they are
:iow» getting 15 and 20 ren's a
There are manv who do'not bc
iieve this lae.-e*sr. in price-. Jm
been caused in any degree b\ the
Washington conference. They ray
that Senator Simmons called the
conference so that, it would come
just between the breaks tn the to
bacco menkcs, after the poorest to
bacco had been marketed and
just before the better gra iss
started to come onto the markets.
As a result, they point out that the
better prices now being paid are be
cause of the better tobacco being
offered, and in no sense because or
the conference called by Senator
•Simmons. They maintain that ‘he
tobacco manufacturing companies
are going to continue to pay as lit
tle as passible for their tobacco, and
that they are not going to pay high
er prices because the farmers are
going bankrupt or because Senator
Simmons, Governor Gardner or any
one else wants them to pay more.
However, the fact remains that
tobacco prices have gone up since
this conference. It is also a 'an
that at the Washington conference
the tobacco manufacturers and buy
ers were told In no uncertain firms
that the tobacco farmers of the
state were facing economic ruin and
bankruptcy, and that if they did not
come to their relief in this period
of emergency and show a different
attitude, that the farmers would
quit raising tobacco, so that ernt
ually the tobacco companies woukl
have to pay much higher prices.
It Is also assumed—though the.
part of the conference was never
officially published—that unless the
tobacco companies showed a wll’
lngness to cooperate with the farm
ers and pay better prices, that the
farmers would decide a charge in
politics might be a good thing and
decide to put ih a state administra
tion of an opposite political party
that would not show the tobacco
manufacturers the favors they have
received under 30 years of Demo
cratic government in North Caro
There is no doubt that thn was
an effective argument and that It
was increasingly effective hi the
light, of the Republican landslide in
North Carolina last fall. There is
also no doubt, that the tobacco com
panies know that they would ’'avc
to bear a much larger tax burden
and provide a greater share of the
revenue of the slate under Republi
can than under Democratic ruR
So the majority feel that the con
ference actually has done some
Rood, that the tobacco companies
liave ceased bidding a gains' each
other, that they have decided it is
better to keep the good will of the
iarmers than incur their antagon
isms and perhaps, most imp or lent
of all. have decided it is best to run
no risk of a change in the political
complexion of the state government.
As a result, prices have steadily
advanced, farmers are becoming
belter and better satisfied with the
prices they are receiving. They
again having faith in the sincerity
of the Democratic party in North
Carolina in its desires to help th“
farmers, and most of all are admit
ting that Senator Simmons knows
his politics and how to get things
done. And since the Iarmers a?e
benefitting so will Senator Sim
mons. For he knows his tobacco
Homer Bridges Weds
Miss Evelyn Moss
(Special to The Slur'
The marriage of Miss Evelyn Moss
of Grover to Hotper E. Bridges of
the Union community was made
public to friends and relatives on
Saturday, October 19th. The cere
mony was quietly solemnised at
Gaffney, S. C, on the 7th of Sept,
1929, and the secret closely guarded
for almost two months. The beauti
ful bride is the daughter of the late
William Moss and Mr. Bridges is
the son of Robt. H. Bridges, a pros
perous farmer near Union, rollow
ing the announcement a brilliant
reception was given at the home of
the bride’s mother, after which the
couple motored to their new home
in the Union community. Both these
young people will be interesting ac
quisitions to the community’s young
er married set
Try Star Want* Ad*.
Slate Mission Day To Be Observed.
Refreshments Served Teaeli
(Sperial to The Star .>
Double Springs, Oct. 21—Our j
pastor. Rev. .1. W Suttle, preached |
a helpful and interesting sermon !
Sunday afternoon on our state
mission work. State mission day will j
be observed in our Sunday school j
next Sunday. A large crowd Is ex- [
pectrd and-an offering will be tak
en for state missions.
Under the leadership of Mr. P.» E.
Greene our Sunday school is pm- j
gressing nicely. We have an excel
lent teachers meeting. Our super
intendent has prepared the pro
grams for the entire quarter six'
posted them in the church wehe a!)
can see. This should increase inter-,
est and help to make our meetings
Last, Saturday evening after a
helpful and Inspiring program m
the church, the officers ahd teach
ers were invited to an attractive,
arranged place near the sprit1,.',
where our superintendent, assist. 1
by Mrs, Oreene, entertained with a
social and wiener roast, marsiime!
lows, fruit, pickles, sandwiches ape
hot coffee were also served. More
than forty enjoyed the hospitality
of Mr. and Mrs. Greene.
Mrs. George H. Richbourg went to
Newton last week to join her hus
band who holds a position there. •
Miss Sara Washburn entertain h
a number of her friends with a love
ly party last Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs Garlan Washburn
from Newton spent the weck cnl
with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. D.
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher fcavls of
Charlotte spent Sunday with hia
brother, Mr. J. E. Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bridges • cit
ed her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J
Greene Sunday afternoon. Me
Greene's health continues to im
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Hamrirk
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T.
B. Hamrick Sunday evening
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hamrick viait
i ed Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Washburn
Pension Contract Isv
Offered 60,000 Men
In Southern’s Employ
Perhaps Largest Insurance Protec
tion Ever Written. Pension,
Southern Railway System Em
ployees' Pension Association, ar as
sociation duly organized and incor
porated, announces, through Its ex
ecutive committee, of which Mr. J.
B. Mahoney of Chattanooga, Tenn ,
is chairman, the creation of an ex
parte pension plan and a plan of
group accident and health insurance
protection available to employees of
the Southern companies, to which
plans the Southern Railway com
pany and its affiliated companies
The contracts for underwriting
these two plans of insurance pro
tection, probably the largest of their
kind ever awarded, affording, in
conjunction with a plan of group
life insurance now available to the
Southern's employees, complete pro
tection against the hazards of death
disability and dependent old age to
approximately sixty thousand em
ployees. producing an annual pre
mium in excess of two million dol
The association selected the
Equitable Life Assurance Society of
the United States to underwrite its
pension or old age annuity scheme,
and the Provident Life and Acci
dent Insurance company of Chatta
nooga, Tenn., to carry the group
accident and health protection at
premium rates substantially less
than those heretofore charged for
individual accident and health pro
In a recent civil service examina
tion for men to join the Rhamka'te
Police Force the following are some
of the actual answers given to 'he
Question—What is Sabotage?
Answer—Breaking the laws of
Question—What are rabies, ana
what would you do for them?
Answer—Rabies are Jewish priests
and I would not do anything for
Laiy Man's Walrh.
London.--'The latest watch to
make its appearance on the market
is one that never needs winding.
Once every 800 days it is con
nected to a battery and the clock
goes for another two years. Noth
ing gets out of order and neither
shocks nor vibrations can affect
Girl Author Expelled from School
" ~ i m minMiwun i ii mui in —
Miss Carmen Dee Bafnes, sixteen-year-old author of n book purporting
to give an unvarnished version of the doings of girls in fashionable
"finishing” schools. Mrs. George P. Jackson of Nashville, Tenn., mother
of the girl, came to New York and took her from the fashionable Gardner
School for Girls aflcr the school’s principal, Miss Louise Eltinger, decided
Carmen’s views were too radical to permit her association with the other
CLOGGED EAR CANAL
IS EASILY CLEARED
I)r. roprlnml Warns Against the Practice of Inserting
t ilings Into the Ear, for It Is the Most Common
Cause of Wax Deafness.
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. 1).
l/nited States Senator from New York.
f armer Commissioner of Health, Kew York city.
j r| t i-.MAVIS anything interfere with the hearing is disagreeable in
I ileed. Usually deafness is a matter of very slow progress. Some
times, however, like a elap of thunder, there comes on sudden
The most common cause for this experience
i* the movement of a plug of wax into a new
| position. This wax has been accumulating for
| months, perhaps for a year or more.
A bath may permit the admission to the ear
canal of just enough water to displace the mass.
Or the water softens the edges of the ball of
wax and the detached material may fill in the
The deafness that comes so suddenly may
disappear just as quickly. Efforts at relief by
poking the ear with the little finger may be suc
cessful. The wax is moved away from the ear
canal, or turned just enough to permit the sound
waves to get past it.
It js rare for such an accumulation of wax
so tase piacc. it is sate to say uiat it never
OB COPELAND take Place you do not fuss with the ears.
Many persons practice the bad habit of in
serting into the car canal, a toothpick, hairpin, or even the end of a
pencil. Such an instrument may readily push the wax into the ear.
.Repeated day after day, there gradually grows up a ball of wax of
considerable sire. . ______
} many uines x nave sain, in jest,
of course, that nothing should be put
j in the ear except the point of the
elbow. It is a mistake to use any
' instrument in an attempt to clean
| this organ. Left to itself, the wax
| will carry itself out of the ear.
If you suspect that there Is more
wax than should be. let your doctor
j use the syringe, washing It out with
j water, it may be necessary to apply
a little olive oil to soften the mass.
I The next day It can be removed
J wiih water and without pain.
Should It happen that the mass
; almost fills the cannl. the oil will
I fill up this passageway nnd increase
the deafness. This will disappear
When the water causes the plug to
come ar-»y. clearing the passage.
. Many a person Is going about with
impaired hearing from this cause.
When the deafness can be overcome
so easily It Is a pity to endure it.
j ] Answers to Health QuerlesH
Q. T. Q—What should a girl of
j 16, 6 ft. tall weigh* 2. What do you
j advise for freckles?
A.—She should weigh about 110
1 pounds. 2. Use equal parts of perox
i ide and lemon luice as a bleach
J. H. Q—1 am a man of fifty
j and am troubled with constipation
| What do you advise?
| A,—Correct the diet. Rat
breads, such as whole wheat and
graham, with your meals. Take a
teaspoonful of mineral oil daily. For
further particulars kindly a self-ad
dressed, stamped envelope and re
state your question, ,
* • e
E. B. Q.—What will reduce large
A.-—Regular, systematic exercise
and vogorou# massaging of the
• • •
E R. Q—What Is the cause of
A.—This condition is due to some
constitutional disorder, such as
anemia, some nutritional or blood
disorder, and very often to the use
of hard water and caustic soaps. \
Improve the general health by exer
cise. proper diet and correct living
• * •
N. O. P. Q.—Should one reduce
while nursing a baby?
A.—This would be a very unwise
thing to do.
READER. Q—How can one re
duce a double chin?
A.—Eat sparingly of starches, sug
ars and fats. Get regular, system
-Omoi <tn- .'»?»
Haynes Textile Mill
Ruiherfordton—The Haynes Mi A
| at Avondale, which is a part of thr
| Cliffside Mills corporation, is being
enlarged Work is going forward
' rapidly on the new structure now.
! The addition will be two stories
j high, 104*120 square feet of space.
: The new section will be used for
carding and spinning. The object
J of the enlargement is to insta!’.
j enough machinery so the carding
and spinning will equal the weaving
and enable the mill officials to cut
out the night work on weaving,
which has been ahead heretofore.
The Cliffside Mill it. one of *.i?
largest in this section of the state.
It was founded by the late Raleigh
H. Haynes, pioneer mill manufac
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[Star Advertising Pays
The early sales on tobacco mar
kets in eastern North Carolina nave
shown an average price that ap
proached sixteen cents a pound for
the weed. Markets are reported as
I being especially good at Sanford,
i Wilson, Greenville. Kinston, Golds
boro. Rocky Mount, Burlington,
Mebanc and Durham.
Having qualified as administra
tor of the estate of W. M. Blanton,
deceased, late of Cleveland county.
N. C. this is to notify all persons
having claims against (he estate Ul
said deceased to exhibit ^hem to the
undersigned at his home in La"l
more, 1 . C., on or before the ?!ct
day of October. 1930, or this notice
will be pleaded in bar of their re
covery. All persons indebted to said
estate will please make immediate
payment. This October 21, 1929.
BOYD H BLANTON, Adminis
trator of W. M. Blanton, deceased
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