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VOL. LXI. GRAHAM, N, C., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1935. NO. 33.
News Review of Current
Events the World Over
Assassination of Senator Long Stirs the Nation?Great
Britain Ready to Take Sanctions Against Italy?
Ickes Versus Hopkins.
By EDWARD W. PICKARD
? Western Newspaper Union.
HUEY P. LONG, United States sen
ator and political dictator of Lou
isiana, Is dead, the victim of an as
sassin's bullet As he passed through
i a corridor of the
state-bouse In Baton
Rouge, where the leg
islature was passing
more laws to solidify
his control over the
state, he was shot
once through the body
by Dr. Carl A. Weiss,
Jr., of Baton Rouge,
one of the "King
fish's" political oppo
nents. The assassin
Huey P. Long waa imme(]iate]y shot
to death by the senator's ever present
The surgeons and physicians worked
unceasingly to save Long, but his
strength steadily waned and shortly
after 4 o'clock Tuesday morning, about
thirty hours after the shooting, he
Long's body lay in state in the ro
tunda of the Capitol building while
many thousands passed by the bier.
The impressive funeral services were
held on the front terrace and the dead
senator was interred in a sunken gar
den of the Capitol grounds. Rev. Ger
ald L. K. Smith, the young minister
who deserted a rich parish In Shreve
port to follow Long, was the only
speaker at the funeral. The only mu
sic was the song, "Every Man a King,"
played in minor key and dirge time
by the State University band.
Though the man who killed Long
was known as one of his political foes,
the real story of the assassination was
shrouded in uncertainty. Earl Chris
tenberry, secretary of the late senator,
declared that Long was murdered as
a result of a conspiracy; that a num
ber of his enemies formed a "Jury of
death," and that Doctor Weiss was
selected by lot to fire the fatal bullet.
To those who are familiar with the
conditions in Louisiana this story does
not sound especially fantastic.
What will become of Long's "empire"
is a question that agitates all his fol
lowers, and all the people of the state
as well. For the present, it seemed
likely, the members of the l.ong ma
chine will sink their personal ambi
tions and try to hold the organization
intact It will be difficult for them to
decide on a successor to the "Kingtish"
as their leader. Gov. O. K. Allen is
considered too mild and peace-loving.
Seymour Weiss?no relative of the as
sassin?treasurer of the Long organ
ization, is the strongest man in the lot,
but he always has drawn back from
holding a public position. Allen A.
Ellender, speaker of the house, may
by the man finally selected.
USSOLINI tacitly consented to
I "-a the appointment of a committee
of five nations by the League of Na
tions council to handle the Italo-EthI
opian embrogllo, and
after protest agreed
that Great Britain and
France should be
among the members of
that body. The other
members are Spain,
Turkey and Poland.
Senor Sa 1 v gd'o r de
Madarlaga of Spain Is
the chairman, and be
and his associates at
once began the task
assigned them. Each Salvador de
country Is represented Madariaga
by Its chief delegate, being besides
Madariaga, Eden of England, Laval
of France, Rustu Arras of Turkey and
Josef Beck of Poland.
Soon after the assembly of the
league opened Its session, Sir. Samuel
Hoare, British foreign secretary, elec
trified the gathering by an outspoken
darning to Italy and France. He de
clared Great Britain recognized Italy's
need for expansion and raw materials
but would not admit these could not
be obtained peaceably. Pounding the
tribune, he said:
"Britain stands for steady collective
resistance to all acts of unprovoked
t'-^ression." He paused, struck the
tribune again, and repeated quietly:
"Steady collective resistance to all
?cts of unprovoked aggression."
Sir Samuel more than intimated that
Breat Britain was prepared to take
sanctions against Italy in case of ag
session provided ail the other mem
bers of the league shared the risk;
0nd if noft then England was prepared
t*> isolate herself from the continent.
This seemed to put It up to Premier
Laval of France, to choose between
the friendship of Britain and that of
Laval, meanwhile, was trying
to persuade Mussolini to accept anoth
er plan he had devised and postponed
his speech to the assembly.
Representatives of the Netherlands
and Sweden were the first to support
Hoare's position, announcing their
countries would fulfill all obligations,
including collective penalties, if any
member became a victim of aggres
In two speeches In Rome Mussolini
gave indication that he would not be
diverted from his purpose to conquer
Ethiopia. Though in one he said "the
Italian people want peace provided it
is accompanied by justice," in the oth
er he declared "we shall march
straight on." The Ethiopian govern
ment announced that "telegrams from
the northern frontier show that the
Italians are making important troop
movements on the Ethiopian and
Eritrean frontier, indicating an early
offensive against Ethiopia."
Accepting the advice of his "brain
trust," which includes Everett A. Col
son of the United States, Emperor
Haile Selassie instructed his repre
sentatives in Geneva to reject all solu
tions thus far offered by the powers
for settling the quarrel with Italy.
PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATOR
ICKES and Work Progress Adminis
trator Hopkins got into such a quar
rel over the spending of the $4,000,000,
000 fund that f the
President had to call
them to Hyde Park,
together with the
third and neutral
member of the works
Frank G. Walker, the
director of the na
tional emergency coun
cil and administrator
of applications. A yH
Others called to the ,,
Important works re- y Hopkina
lief parley Included Daniel Bell, direc
tor of the budget; Charles West, un
der-secretory of Interior; Corrington
Gill, assistant of Hopkins; Fred Iron
sides, administrative assistant of
Walker, and Col. Horatio Hackett,
chief of housing in the PWA.
Mr. Roosevelt was determined to
have peace, and told those present that
the prime necessity at this time Is to
make jobs quickly, always keeping in
mind the idea of turning workers back
to private industry as business war
rants. This looked like a victory for
Hopkins, who favors quick Jobs, over
Ickes, champion of permanent public
works. The President has declared
that he hopes 3,500,01)0 persons can be
removed from the relief rolls and put
to work by the first of November.
LEGAL attack on the Guffey soft
coal act has been opened by 16
coal companies operating In Harlan
county, Kentucky, in Federal court at
Louisville. They brought suit for In
junction against its enforcement, charg
ing that It violates the federal Consti
tution in these nays:
1. It violated the flftli amendment,
which forbids taking property without
due process of law.
2. It violated the tenth amendment,
which reserves to the states, or to the
people, all rights not granted the fed
eral government or forbidden the
3. It attempts to delegate legislative
4. The section levying a 15 per cent
tax on all coal production, with a AO
per cent refund to producers submit
ting to the code provided by the act,
is "an unconstitutional attempt on
the part of congress, under the guise
of taxation, to punish those producers
of bituminous coal who are unwill
ing to surrender their constitutional
5. Congress has no Jurisdiction over
and no power to legislate upon certain
matters covered by the act or the code. |
The companies declared they would
refuse to submit to the act and the
code It authorizes.
f TNIVERSITT of Michigan Is rejoic
^ Ing over a gift of $5,000,000 for
enlargement of Its graduate school.
The money Is donated by the Horace
H. and Mary A. Itackham fund, based
on the bulk of the estate of the late
Horace H. Itackham, Detroit phi
One million dollars will be spent to
purchase a square block of land ad
Joining the present campus and for a
new building. The remainder will be
employed as an endowment The in
come will be used to promote research.
By the terms of the agreement the
school will be known as the Horace
H. Rackham School of Graduate
O EACTION of American business and J~
UV financial men to President Roose
velt's latest public statement that bis
basic program bas reached substan
tial completion and Industry will have
a breathing spell ran the gamut be
tween mild hope and downright un
belief. Those who permitted them
selves to be quoted were generally
extremely cautious In their expres
sions, but there was usually a vein of
skepticism In their remarks. Wall
Street brokers were gladdened by a
spurt of trading at higher prices, but J
bankers were more than doubtful, and
economists insisted that a balanced ]
budget, which wasn't mentioned in the I
President's letter to Roy Howard, pub- |
Usher, was a prime requisite.
Silas Strawn, former president of
the Chamber of Commerce of the 1
United States, said: "Business men
generally will say that the Improve- j
ment In some lines of business has 1
been In spite of, rather than because j
of, the activities of the admlnistra- ^
Politicians regarded the letter as
Mr. Roosevelt's opening of his cam- ,
paign for re-election, and praised or
decried it according to their party affill- 1
ations. Frank Knox of the Chicago
Daily News, a potential candidate for
the Republican Presidential nomina
tion, called It "Just another promise"
and set forth the many campaign 1
promises which Mr. Roosevelt has ?]
failed to keep. Senator Black of Ala- j
bama said the statement was "a won
derfully clear explanation of his pro
gram, Its original alms and its ex- (
ecutlon. It should be a call to those J (
engaged In business to co-operate In
further national progress."
THREE men who made Independ
ent Investigation of the deaths of
256 war veterans In the Florida hur- |
rieane reported they found no evi
dence indicating culpable negligence j
on the part of any persons. They were J
States Attorney G. A. Worley of Miami,
Aubrey Williams, representing Federal |
Relief Administrator Hopkins, and Col. '
George E. Ijams of the veterans' bu- J
reau, representing President Roosevelt !
This finding was denounced as ]
"whitewash" by James E. Van Zandt, j
commander In chief of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars; John J. Skillman, com
mander of the Miami chapter of the
same organization, and other repre
sentatives of veterans' societies. Van I
Zandt's statement called on President
Roosevelt to ignore the official report
and take action against "officials guilty
n ESTORATIOX of the Greek mon- i 1
arehy Is coming nearer and pre- i
sumably Former King George will be I
the man to occupy the throne. Premier j !
Tsaldaris has put himself on record ;
as favoring the restoration, and Presi
dent Zaimis has ?Indicated he will be !
willing to resign to make room for a
Tsaldaris said In his statement:
"I attribute the nervous tension at
present existing In public ranks and |
the army to general anxiety concern
ing the question of a constitution. I
consider democratic royalty as the nat- I
ural regime for Greece and ask the
people to vote for It in the Impending ;
?ITTTE WENT to war on foot, and
V V we're Joining the parade the '
same way," declared about 150 of the
grizzled veterans who attended the an- !
nual encampment of the Grand Army
of the Republic In Grand ifapids, Mich.
So these sturdy old men marched In j
the big parade while the rest, num
bering some 250, rode In automobiles. I
Here were all that remained of the
hundreds of thousands who answered
the call to the colors in Civil war days, [
save for a few who were kept at home 1
by extreme age and Illness. Some of the j
states had no representatives In the
line, but their flags were carried never
theless. From other states there were |
but one or two. It was a pathetic but
Inspiring procession, watched by thou
sands whose eyes were dimmed by tears
and escorted by Sons of Veterans.
American Legionnaires and Veterans
of the Spanish war.
Olcy Nelson, 91, of Slater, Iowa,
was elected commander-in-chief, to suc
ceed Albert E. Stacey of Elbrldge, N.
Y. In a session of the organization the
' proposed reunion at Gettysburg next
year with the Confederate veterans
was discussed, and Commander Stacey
made it plain that the affair would not
be held under the official auspices of
the Grand Army. The plan originated !
pDWARD L. DOHEXT, one of the |
wealthiest of America's oil mag I
nates, died In Los Angeles at the age
J of seventy-nine years, after a long 111
ness. Ills oil Interests were mainly In
California and Mexico, in 1924 Do
heny and his old friend, Albert B. Fall,
secretary of the Interior under Hard
ing, were Involved In the Investigation
of the government's leasing of the Elk
Hills naval oil reserve In California
to Doheny for exploitation.
Doheny was twice tried and twice
acquitted, on chafges of conspiracy to
defraud the government and of giving
a bribe of $100,000 to Fall. The lat
ter, however, was found guilty of tak
ing a bribe and went to prison.
West Point Cadets Get Artillery Practice
ylRST classmen of West Point military academy always have a summer tour of duty at Fort Monroe, Virginia, and
? there they learn to operate the big guns that defend the Chesapeake bay region. Some of the boys are here seen
ring the 155 mm. guns.
I Bedtime Story for Children
By THORNTON W. BURGESS
THE MERRY LITTLE BREEZES
HOULD you have seen the hunter
^ with the terrible gun and Llght
oot the Deer that morning on which
he hunting season opened you might
lave thought that Llghtfoot was hunt
ng the hunter Instead of the hunter
luntlng Llghtfoot. You see, Llghtfoot
vas behind the hunter so as to keep
rack of him. As long as he knew just
vhere the hunter was he felt reason
The Merry Little Breezes are the
>est friends that Llghtfoot has. They
llways bring to him all the dlf
erent scents they find as they wander
:hrough the Green Forest. And Light
Foot's delicate nose Is so wonderful
that he can take these scents, even
though they be very faint, and tell
lust who or what has made them. So,
though he makes the best possible use
t>f his big ears and his beautiful eyes,
tie trusts more to his nose to warn him
t)f danger. For this reason during the
luntlng season when he moves about
tie moves In the direction from which
the Merry Little Breezes may be blow
ing. He knows that they will bring to
him warning t>f any danger which may
tie In that direction.
Now the hunter with the terrible
gun who was looking for Llghtfoot
knew all this, for he was wise In the
ways of Llghtfoot and of the other
trees behind which LIghtfoot had been
hiding he worked aronnd It slowly and
with the greatest care, holding his ter
rible gun ready for use Instantly should
LIghtfoot leap out. Presently he found
Llghtfoot's footprints In the soft
ground and studying them he knew
that LIghtfoot had known of bis com
"It was that confounded Jay," mut
tered the hunter. "LIghtfoot heard him
and knew what It meabt. I know what
he has done. He has circled round so
as to get behind me and get my scent
It Is a clever trick, i. very clever trick,
but two can play at that game. I'll
just try that little trick myself."
So fhe hunter In his turn made a
wide circle back and presently there
was none of the dreaded man-smell
among the scents which the Merry Lit
tle Breezes brought to LightfooL LIght
foot had lost track of the hunter.
C T. W. Burgeaa.?WNU Service.
"It Was That Confounded Jay," Mut
tered the Hunter.
little people of the Green Forest When
he had entered the Green Forest that
morning he had first of all made sure
of the direction from which the Merry
Little Ilreezes were coming. Then he
had begun to hunt In that direction,
knowing that his scent would be car
ried behind him. It Is more than like
ly that he would have reached the
hiding place of Llghtfoot the Deer be
fore the latter would have known that
he was in the Green Forest had It not
been for Sammy Jay's warning.
When he reached the tangle of fallen
That more than 3,500 tons
of hair has been cut from the
heads of American women
during the bob era, it is esti
mated? There are 14,000,000
bobbed heads in the United
States and about half this
number spend $15,000,000 a
year for waves.
C McClur* Newnp&per Syndicate.
If you have a short neck, pay atten
tion to the arrangement of hair at the
napeline. Make the curls go upward
off the neck so that there will be a
clear sweep from the base of the neck
to the hairline. Hair curled high will
give the appearance of a longer neck
well poised on the shoulders.
Copyright by Public Ledger. Inc.
b,EDWYNN, The Perfect Fool
Dear Mr. Wynn:
I hare lost all my money and am
broke. A fortune teller told me that
when the soles of my shoes wear out,
I will be on my feet again. Do you
Answer: Well, I have to.
Dear Mr. Wynn:
Can you tell me how It Is that so
many men are bald headed?
Answer: Men lose half their hair
worrying If their sweetheart will mar
ry them. After they are married they
pull out the other naif worrying how
to get a divorce.
Dear Mr. Wynn:
I sear where they were recently play
ing Hamlet In evening clothes. I ain
trying to modernize Uncle Tom's
Cabin. Can you offer any suggestions?
L NOEL OTT.
Answer: When the bloodhounds
chase Eliza, have her do the Charles
ton on each cake of Ice.
Dear Mr. Wynn:
I owned a horse bat bad no bay for
the horse to eat. I met a man who
had a load of hay and I traded blm
the horse for the hay. Now I have
no horse to eat the bay. What van
Answer: Find the man yon traded
with and ask blm If he'd be kind
enough to lend you the horse to eat
the hay. |
Dear Mr. Wynn: -
There U a man living next -oor to
me who Is very lazy. In fact he lets
his wife support him by taking In
washing. Shouldn't be be ashamed to
let his wife support him In that way?
Answer: I wouldn't blame the hus
band so much, If I were you. Maybe
his wife Is Ignorant and can't earn a
living any other way.
Q Aaaorlated Newspaper!.
WNU Serv ice.
SECRET OF CUSTARDS
/TSTARDS are auch good desserts
^ for children and the aged as well
as for those who have weakened diges
tion. The secret of a good custard la
In the cooking.
Meringue of Rica.
Put a cup of rice to cook In a
pint of boiling water. When the water
has evaporated add 9 pint of milk, a
tablespoon of butter, the grated rind
of a lemon and four well-beaten egg
yolks. Butter a pudding dish and pour
In the mixture, adding a little salt
Beat the whites of the eggs until stiff,
add a tablespoon of lemon Juice and
half a cup of sugar. Spread over the
pudding and bake until brown.
Steamed Cup Custard.
Beat two eggs lightly until the
whites and yolks are well mixed, add
three tablespoons of sugar, a bit of
salt and a generous grating of nut
meg. When the sugar Is well dissolved
add a pint of good milk, stir and mix
well and pour Into three custard cups
If large?four I' smalL Set In a pan
of hot water and put on to steam. Do
not let the water stand too deep In the
pan so thar in boiling It will roll Into
the cups. Watch carefully after the
boiling begins: test with a ...ean knife
thrust down the center of the custard.
When the knife comes out clean re
move the cups at once from the bor
water and chill before serving. For
variety In flavor?melt a few table
spoons of sugar In a smooth frying
pan end pour this caramel Into the
bottom of the cups before adding the
custard. When cooked they may be
turned out and the caramel will form
a brown sauce over the custard.
C Wfitfrn Newnptper Union.
ON LABOR DAY
By ANNE CAMPBELL
ONE never knows the satisfying
Of bread until he earns It,.. Better
To plow tbe stubborn earth, to plant
And carry the threshed wheat dow*
to the mill
Bread that one gains by sweat la bettei
The proffered loaf . , . The gift ol
Will never sing Into the heart of man
As will his triumph over poverty.
Once the soiled hands of Labor were
In high repute, but now our daily
Is not for gifts of bread ... Our pleas
From weary hearts that have too
much to bear.
But with new courage for the blttet
We pray to earn our bread by hon
Chic Tailored Suit
Black velveteen and black and gray
striped corduroy are combined effec
tively In this tailored suit Tbe double
breasted jacket has four patch pockets.
Tbe blouse Is Chanel's new matelasse
crepe In wblte with elephants oot
' lined In gold lame thread.
I PAPA KNCWS-I
I f 32 ?5-1
"Pop, what is a gadget?"
C Bell Syndicate.?WXU Servlca.
Uncle Sam's New Printing Office
THIS Is the new government printing office In Washington. That Is, tt Is
the architect's drawing of the building which Is to be erected to replsce
the present out-of-date and rather dilapidated structure The new office will
be on H street.