Big Profit* In Corn
If Crop Is Well Fed
Com is the "Orphan Annie" on
southern farms Too frequently it Is
left to shift for itself. As a result
yields affe low, and many farmers
have to buy com at the market
price to feed their own livestock
Records show that local farmers
can make corn one of thotr best
paying crops through the use of fer
tilizer. The crop Is a hfavy nitro
gen feeder. The most successful
method for applying nitrogen is by
aide-dressing with Chilean Nitrate]
of soda when the plants are knee-1
high. The usual application la 100
to 200 pounds per acre.
A summary of more than 1,100
corn demonstrations conducted In
the south shows that a ride-dress
ing of 200 pounds Chilean nitrate
Increased the wield by 17.3 bush
els and the net profits by 12.31 an
acre. Returns of ths kind enable
farmers to follow the "Live al
Home" program which agricultural
leaders believe to be the basis of
real farm prosperity In the south
Be on time and book your require
ments now. Write or call Claude
C. Falls, local dealer and buyer.
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In th* District Court of the United states
For the Western District of North Caro
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In the Matter of R L Armour and Mrs
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Winners in $50,000 Contest
Top, Jimei Thomas Sharkey, flret prlxe winner; lower left,
Mrs. Walter Sweet, winner of aecond prlxe; lower right,
Julius M. Nolte, winner of third prlxe.
Picture* show the three major prlxe winners In the Camel cigarette
contest. James Thomas Sharkey, 32, a milkman In Boston, Was awarded
first prlxe of *25,000; Mrs. Walter Sweet, mother of three children and
wife or a Marine Corps captain stationed at the Brooklyn (N. Y.) Navy
Yard, won second prlxe of *10,000, and Julius M. Nolte, real estate dealer,
and former secretary of the Duluth Commercial Club, received the third
prlxe of *5,000. In addition, five prises of *1,000 each, five prixes of *500
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...—' . ' . 11 ' ■*
-The. Gentleman From Nebraska
taanonai appearing tn me Fre
mont, Neb., Tribune, which won for
Charles 8. Ryehman the $1,000 Pu
litzer award >
Senator George W. Norris, never
lacking a mandate from the people
of Nebraska In the course he has
pursued as a member of the United
States senate, now returns to Wash
ington doubly assured of the un
questioned approval of his state
and its people.
The senatorial record of Mr. Nor
ris, with all Its ramifications, ha*
been endorsed In as convincing a
manner as anyone could wish. Many
reasons have been advanced as tc
why such an endorsement should
not be extended to him. The op
position to Mr. Norris lias been con
ducted as ably and as thoroughly
as any group of capable politician!
could do the job. The candidacy ol
[as fine a statesman as Nebraska
ever produced has been presented
to the state as an alternative to Mr
Norris, and has been rejected.
Acceptance of the situation is
therefore a matter without choice.
To continue the argument is to
waste words. The opposition to
Senator Norris lias been so com
pletely subdued and so thoroughly
discredited that further jousting
with the windmill la more quixotic
than Quixote himself.
mere is noi even goon reason ior
being disgruntled over the result.
For the purpose of the Nebraska po
litical situation, 70.000 people can’t
be wrong The will of the state is
seldom expressed in so tremendous
a majority, and it must be taken
not only as an endorsement of Mr.
Norris but also as at least a tem
porary quietus upon his critics and
The state of Nebraska has elected
Norris to the United States senate
this year, as it has many times in
the past, mainly because he is not
wanted there. If his return to Wash
ington causes discomfiture in of
ficial circles, tile people of Nebras
ka will regard their votes as not
having been east in vain.'They do
not want farm relief or any other
legislative benefits a senator might
bring them; all they want is a
chance to sit back and gloat.
Nebraska nurses an ingrowing
grouch against America in general
and eastern America in particular
The state expecti nothing from the
national government, which it re
gards as largely under eastern con
trol, and asks nothing. It has lost
interest in constructive participation
in federal affairs, and its people are
in a vindictive frame of mind.
This grouch is cultural as much
as political. Nebraska and its peo
ple have been the butt of eastern
jokeaters so long they are embitter
ed. Every major federal project of
the last half century has been dis
advantageous to them. The build
ing of the Panama canal imposed a
'iseriminatory rate burden upon
-hem. Various reclamation projects
have Increased agricultural compe
tition. Federal tariff policies in
crease the cost of living m Nebras
ka without material benefit to Ne
Nebraska voters have long since
ceased to' look to Washington for
relief, and they no\longer select
their congressional /representatives,
with relief in view. Vjeither/f»eorge
Norris nor any of his iNbfUska cot
leagues In congress have been able
to combat this hopeless situation
If Norris were forced to rely upon
what he has done in congress for
Nebraska, he wouid approach an
lection day with fear in his heart.
But Senator Norris has found an
other way to serve Nebraska. By
making himself objectionable to
'ederal administrations without re- i
ard to political complexion and to
eastern interests of every kind, he
has afforded Nebraska a chance to j
vent their wrajth. He is, perhaps
unwilling, an instrument of reve
The people of Nebraska would not
listen to George Norris long enough
to let him tell them how to elect a
dog catcher in the smallest village
In the state, but they have been
sending him to the senate so long
it is a habit. If he lives long enough
and does not get tired of the Job,
he will spend many more years in
the upper house of congress than
any man before him. Death, 111
health or personal disinclination
one of these may some day drive
him out of the senate but the peo
ple of Nebraska never will!
The state asks little of him in re
turn. It gives him perfect freedom
of movement and of opinion. It holds
him to no party or platform. It re
quires no promises of him, no
pledges. He need have no concern
for his constituency, is under no ob
ligation to people or to politicians.
He can devote ns much of his time
as he likes to the Muscle Shoal*
power site, and none at all to west
ern Nebraska irrigation projects. He
cnn vote for the low tariff demand
ed by cane sugar producers of Cuba,
while the beet sugar growers of Ne
braska are starving to death. He
can interest himself in political
scandal in Pennsylvania and be
wholly unconcerned over the eco
nomic plight of the Nebraska farm
He can do ail these things, and
be as assured of election as th« sea
shore is of the tide. He could spend
a campaign year in Europe, and
beat a George Washington in a Re
publican primary and an Abraham
Lincoln in a general election.
And yet George Norris is not »
political power in Nebraska. The
people of other states believe he la
revered as an idol in his own state.
As a matter of fact, he is probably
held in lower esteem in Nebraska
than in any other state in the
A* far as the people of Nebraska
are concerned, George Norris Is as
deep as the Atlantic ocean In Wash
ington. and as shallow as the Platte
river in his own state.
The explanation of this fasc.mat
ing political paradox is to be found
not in an analysis of Norris, but of
Nebraska. As a senator, Norris has
given Nebraska something the state
never had before. He has put the
“Gentleman from Nebraska'* on
every front page In America, and
has kept him there A resident of
Nebraska can pick up the latest
edition of a New York daily or of
an Arizona weekly, and find "Nor
ris of Nebraska" in at least three
But the publicity Norris gets for
Nebraska ij not the whole story.
His real strength in Nebraska is
measured by the antagonisms he
stirs up beyond the borders of the
state. His people take delight in
setting him on the heels of the rul
ing powers, whether of government,
of finance, or of industry. The more
he makes himself obnoxious to a
political party, to a national admin
istration or to Wall street, the bet
ter they like him.
Nebraska is not interested in the
smallest degree In what progress
he makes, or what he accompilahes
It has been said of Norris that he
has cast more negative votes against
winning causes and more affirma
tive votes for lost causes than any
other man in the senate. But every
time he succeeds in pestering his
prey until Jt turns around and
snarls back at hip, the chuckles
can be heard all the way from
Council Bluffs to ScotUblliff.
The summary of it all is that
Nebraska derives a great deal of
pleasure out of shoving George
Norris down the great American
throat. He has been an effective
emetic in Republican and Demo
cratic administrations alike, ha®
worried every president from TWn
to Hoover. HU retirement from the
senate, whether voluntary or forc
ed, would be welcomed In more
quarters than that of any of his
The people of Nebraska know
thU, and enjoy it. Every time Nor
rls baits the power trusts or lam
basts the social lobby, Nebraska
gets the same amusement out of his
antics that a small boy gets out of
sicking a dog on an alley cat. When
he shies a brickbat at a president,
Nebraska has as much fun as a kid
pushing over an out-house.
You have to know the isolation ol
the hinterland to understand why
this is so. Nebraska has sent many
men to the senate who were more
capable than Norris, as his prede
cessors and as hts contemporaries
It has had other senators who have
done more for the state and for the
nation than he has.
But tt has never had another sen
ator who let the whole world know
there was a '•Gentleman from Neb
raska” in the manner he has suc
ceeded in doing Nebraska could
sentf a succession of great men and
good men to the senate, and the
east and west and south would
never know there was a state of
Nebraska or that such a state was
represented in the senate. But Nor
ris lets them know there is a Neb
raska, and Nebraska does not care
hew he does It.
There Is an Instinctive resent
ment in the hearts of these people
of the states between the Missis
sippi and the mountains against the
failure of the far east to under
stand them and appreciate the mid
dle west. It crops out In politics, in
religion, even in sports,
Nebraska is one of the richest of
all the agricultural states, and yet
the wealtfi of its industries exceeds
that of its farms. It has given such
names as Outzon Borglum, Willa
Catlier, John J. Pershing, William
O. Dawes, William Jennings Bryan
and a hundred others of promi
nence to the nation. It has unsur
passed schools, progressive cities
and towns, people of Intelligence
And yet the rest of the nation
persists In regarding Nebraska as
provincial, its people as backward.
I If the east thinks of Nebraska at
all, it is a state still In frontier
period. The national conception of
a Nebraskan is that of a big hay
shaker with a pitchfork in his
hands, a straw in his mouth, a
musical comedy goatee on his chin,
a patch on the seat of his overalls
and the muck of the barnyard on
| his boots.
Nebraska has resented these in
dignities. but has given up hope of
avoiding them. Its only hope is to
pay back in kind In the days of
the real frontier, it vented its
wrath on the occasional luckless
tenderfoot from the east, now it
sends Oeorgc Norris to the senate.
Norris does not represent Ne
braska in politics. He is the per
sonification ol a Nebraska protest
against the intellectual aloofness
of the east. A vote for Norris is cast
into the ballot box with all the
venom of a snowball thrown at a
silk hat. The spirit that puts him
over is vindictive, retaliatory. An
other senator might get federal pro
jects, administrative favor, post of
fices and pork barrel plunder for
Nebraska, but the state is contemp
tuous of these. For nearly two dec
ades Norris has kept Nebraska be
yond the pale of federal favor, but
his people consider him worth the
George Norris is the burr Nebras
ka delights in putting under the
eastern saddle. He is the reprisal
for all the jokes of vaudevillists. the
caricatures of cartoonists and the
gibes of humorists that have come
out of the east in the last quarterr
of a century.
The independent class Is the one
that doesn’t have any breakfast if
the dependent class doesn't show up
to cook It.—Medford Mail-Tribune.
Business institutions o f Cleveland
and Rutherford counties, no less
than individuals, use the Union Trust
Company as an appendage of them
selves .... as their department of
finance, every ready with expert ad
vice and assistance.
This is the service that is extended to
you at all times.
Paid to Winners of
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company takes pleasure in announcing
that the decisions of Judges Charles Dana Gibson, Roy W. Howard
and Ray Long in the $50,000 Camel Prize Contest have been
readied and that prizes accordingly hare been awarded as follows:
# . ' "v ••
First Prize, $25,000
JAMES THOMAS SHARKEY, 101 Train Street, Dorchester, Mass,
Second Prize, $10,000
MRS. WALTER SWEET, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Third Prize, $&,000
JULIUS M. NOLTE, Glen Avon, Duluth, Minn.
5 Prixom of $1,000 each
A. B. FRANKLIN, IU, 52 Kirkland Sc, Cnk%, M«
JOHN R. McCarthy, 721 Main St, WUlfaaaatfc, Conn
FREDERICK E. ROBINSON, Coronado Beocb, Calil
WM. A. SCHRADER, Brent ApCa^ New Albany, lad.
DR. D. H. SOPER, 523 L Brown, Ian City, lows.
5 Prizem of $500 each
F. CARTWRIGHT, TranapYn Bid*, Wellington, D. L
EDITH COCHRANE, Ginmle Aw, Darina, fa..
BARBARA LAWLESS, Ardmore, Pa.
JANE PARSONS, 325 E. 79th St, Now York, N. Y.
RICHARD W. VOGT, Green Bay Road, Waokcgia, DL
23 t*rixe» of SMOO each
MARIE ALBERTS, 6252 So. Spaulding Are^ Chicago
W. B. BARKER, JR^ 420 N. Spruce, Winston-Salem, NX
EUGENE BARTON, 3625 La Los Sl, El Paso, Texes
MRS. EDW. F. DALY, 1133 LouiavBle St, St Look, Me.
WM. G. ERBACBER, SOB N. Front St, Conway, Ark.
LEROY FAIRMAN, 69 Dartmouth St, Forest Hills, N. ¥.
KATHRVN R. FRANCIS, 448 E. 22d St, Baltimore, Md.
MRS. ALEXIS GODILLOT, 19l Warerly PL, New York
C. W. GRANGE, 2316 Central St, Evanston, HL
C & CRAYBILL, Paxtonrilje, Pa.
JOHN L GRIFFIN, 1208 Jackson, Pueblo, Colorado
DAVID C. Hill, Peyton and Arlington RtLt, York, Pa.
ELIZABETH JARRARD, Porter Aptou, la—t^, Mieh,
J. W. KEATING, 523 PNapect Ave_, Cleveland, Ohio
J. H. KENNEDY, 2627 V. State St, Milwaukee, Wfce.
JOHN KILPELAINEN, Wert Perk, Maine
DR. CLIFTON B. LEECH, 211 Aagell St, Providence, R. I
EDWARD MARTIN, 121 Liddell St, Buffalo, N. Y.
MRS. L. C. MILLARD, 609 Stoekley Gardens, Norfolk, Vc
EUGENE BARTINI, 745 Chapel St, Ottawa, DL
GREGORY LUCE STONE, 755 Texas St, Mobile, Ala.
DR. C L. THOMAS, Mount Airy, N. C.
LEE R. WOMACK, 448 Tenney Ait, Amherst, Okkn
J. ARTHUR WOOD, 21 Burke St, Meehanicville, N.Y.
EMERY HERBERT YOUNG, Painted PeM, N. Y.
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