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' GRAHAM, N, C., THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14, 1935. ' NO. 41.
News Review of Current
Events the World Over
Various State and City Elections Give Cheer to Both
Parties?Greece Votes for Restoration
of King George II.
By EDWARD W. PICKARD
? Western Newspaper Union.
Republicans bhouted loudly that
the victory of their party in the
New York state election was a terri
fic blow to the New Deal and a renn
dlatlon of President
Roosevelt. The Demo
crats declared It was
no such thing. James
A. Farley, who Is both
national and state
chairman of the Dem
ocrats, gave them their
cue when he declared
recapture of control of
the legislature by the
G. O. P. was "normal"
and that the Demo
cratic vote for assem
J. A. Farley
bly candidates taken as a whole ex
ceeded the Republican vote by more
than half a million, which was some
thing of an exaggeration.
The Republicans gained nine addi
tional seats In the assembly, giving
them 82 to 68 held by the Democrats.
Only two senate seats were Involved
in the contest, both to fill vacancies.
One of them went to a Republican
and the other to a Democrat, leaving
the setup of the upper legislature body
In 45 cities of the state, the Repub
licans elected 33 mayors, Including Ro
land B. Marvin of Syracuse, possible
nominee for governor next year. The
President saw Hyde Park go Repub
lican and Farley failed to hold his own
district in Rockland county.
The Democratic organization In New
York came thiough strongly and men
aces the prospect of a re-election for
Mayor LaGuardia, observers hold. The
Fusion forces, which turned Tammany
out two years ago, crumbled.
In Philadelphia S. Davis Wilson, Re
publican, was elected mayor but the
vote was close enough for the Demo
crats to call It a virtual victory for
the New Deal. Cleveland, Columbus
and 23 out of 42 other cities and towns
in Ohio chose Republican mayors, and
so did a number of municipalities in
Massachusetts. Connecticut Socialists
re-elected Jasper McLevy mayor of
Bridgeport and Democratic mayors
were returned In Hartford and New
Haven. Republicans gained control of
the New Jersey legislature, but Hudson
county, including Jersey City, went
Democratic by a record vote.
Rebults In the spectacular election
in Kentucky gave the New Dealers a
real reason for rejoicing, for A. B.
Chandler, known as "Happy," the Dem
ocratic candidate for governor who had
the support of the national adminis
tration, handily defeated Judge King
Swope, the Republican nominee. This
despite the fact that Democratic Gov
ernor Lafoon had declared himself
egalnst Chandler and threw his sup
port to Swope. The referendum on
repeal of the state prohibition amend
ment gave the repealists a good ma
In Virginia and Mississippi all the
Democratic nominees were elected,
which was to be expected.
GEORGE of Greece Is once more
king. The plebiscite resulted in
his recall by a huge majority, and be
fore long the monarch will be back on
the throne he abdi
cated 12 years ago.
The vote In favor of
the restoration was al
most unanimous, even j
in Crete, the birth- i
place of the repub
lican leader Venizelos
who is now In exile
and under sentence of
As the results of the !
balloting came In, Pre
mler George Kondylls
appeared on a balcony
a government building and an
nounced: MAs of tomorrow, KiDg
George II will be king of the Hellenes.
There will be no political parties.
They have been broken up by the peo
ple themselves and a new epoch of
reconstruction will start"
'?/^KOSSLY arbitrary, unreasonable
and capricious," was the way
Federal Judge William C. Coleman of
Baltimore described the public utility
holding act, and he held the law un
constitutional in its entirety. In a long
decision, the judge declared that the
act's "invalid provisions" were "so
multifarious and so intimately and re
I>eatedly interwoven throughout the act
aa to render them iDcapable of separa
tion from such parts of the act, if any,
as otherwise might be valid."
Judge Coleman instructed trustees
for the American States Public Service
company, plaint'** to the litigation on
the act, to treat the law as "invalid and |
of no effect."
The Securities and Exchange com
mission announced in Washington, how
ever, that enforcement of the act will
continue, despite the ruling.
MACKENZIE KING, the new prime
minister of Canada, was in Wash
ington negotiating with President
Roosevelt a reciprocal trade agreement
between the United States and the Do
minion. Completion of such a treaty
was one of the planks of King's recent
Canada buys more from the United
States than any other country, and
America, in turn, is Canada's best cus
tomer. Last year America exported
goods worth 5302,000,000 to Canada and
imported goods worth $231,000,000.
These totals compare with 1929 totals
of $948,000,000 and $303,000,000 re
WHILE the invading Italians were
pushing further and further into
his realm, Emperor Haile Selassie I of
Ethiopia celebrated the fifth anniver
sary of his corona
tion, and he did It in
fine style, too. Es
corted by a throng of
feudal chiefs in bar
baric attire, the king
of kings and his
queen passed through
the streets of Addis
Ababa amid wildly
and gavt thanks to
God in St. George's
seated on his ivory
and teak wood throne in the palace,
he received the felicitations of the
chieftains and the diplomatic corps.
In the afternoon Halle gave the sol
diers a great feast of raw meat, and
in the evening he entertained the dip
lomats and nobles at a state banquet
with golden service and rare wines.'
The emperor holds that the big oil
concession negotiated for American
interests by F. M. RIckett, the English
promoter, still holds good although the
Americans relinquished it at the sug
gestion of Secretary Hull "This con
cession," said Haile, "is an integral
part of our national economic pro
gram. We purposely granted it to a
neutral country like the United States
in order to avoid political complica
tions and International Jealousies. It
is unfortunate that war must delay Its
fullfilment. Through the benefits ac
cruing to this concession we hope to
raise the social level of people and
provide them with honorable remunera
THE League of Nations set Novem
ber is as the day on which the
economic sanctions against Italy
should be put Into effect, and later
decided that coal, Iron and oil should
be included in the embargo. The
league appointed Premier Laval of
France and Sir Samuel Hoare. British
foreign minister, to carry on peace ne
gotiations with Italy. Sir Samuel still
Insisted any peace must be within the
framework of the League.
The Italian armies on the northern
front pushed further into Ethiopia, fol
lowing the tanks and with bombing
planes active overhead, and one col
umn entered the city of Hauzien on
the way to Makale. The invaders met
with no resistance of consequence.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT has ac
cepted an invitation from Edward
A. O'Neal, president of the American
Farm Bureau federation, to appear be
fore that organization in Chicago on
December 9 and deliver an address.
Mr. Roosevelt will arrive in Chicago
at nine o'clock that morning, make his
speech, and start back to Washington
three hours later.
The President's promised trip to In
diana to take part in the dedication of
a memorial to George Rogers Clark at
Vincennes has been postponed until
June of nest year, when he will also
visit the Texas centennial exposition
in Dallas. t
Administrator harry l. hop
kins Issued an order barring
from work relief Jobs all persons not
on the dole as of November L He said,
however, that despite this order 10 per
cent non-relief labor could be em
ployed on any project, and more in
specific cases. The $330,000,000 public
works non-federal program and the
$100,000,000 low cost bousing program
have been exempted entirely from the
relief labor requirement because of a
shortage of skilled construction work
men on rehef.
BILLY SUNDAY, the spectacular
evangelist whose fiery eloquence
led many thousands to "hit the saw
dust trail" to the altar and seek sal
vation, died of heart disease at the
home of his brother-in-law In Chicago.
His wife, known all over the land as
"Ma," was with him at the end and j
said Billy died as he had always
wished, suddenly. Mr. Sunday, who
was almost seventy-three years of age,
was a professional ball player In his
youth. He was converted In 1886 and
In 1903 was ordained a Presbyterian
One of America's leading scientists,
Henry Fairfield Osborn, died in New j
York at the age of seventy-three years.
He was eminent In many branches of j
science and was sometimes called "the |
successor to Darwin and Huxley." For i
years he was the president of the |
American Museum of Natural His
SOVIET Russia celebrated the eight
eenth anniversary of the Bolshevik
revolution with a tremendous display |
of Its armed strength In Moscow. In
fantry, cavalry, tanks and all the oth- j
er army services marched for hours I
past the tomb of Lenin, where stood
Joseph H. Stalin and other leaders to !
review the long parade.
VoroshilolT, commissar for war and !
navy, declared in the order of the day
that the Soviet army was ready to I
protect the frontiers of "our sacred
land" at any moment He warned the j
world that danger of a new general
war hung over mankind.
WHEN the nations get together In
London In December for the next
naval conference It Is not likely they
will be able to agree on much* In the
way of limitation of naval armament
But there is a good prospect that Italy
will there demand the neutralization
of the straits of Gibraltar, which
would be extremely distasteful and
perhaps embarrassing to Great Britain.
Diplomats are certain the British would
refuse to make the concession.
It was reported Id Paris that the
Duce would ask that the straits be put
In the same status as the Suez canal,
and would offer to scrap two 35,000 ton
battleships now under construction as
an evidence of his good faith. Britain
hopes France will support her atti
tude concerning this demand and In
return may agree to take a larger per
centage of exports from French Moroc
co to strengthen France's position In
that colony. French naval experts
said that, while neutralization of the
straits would guarantee free passage
for France for all time, yet "It would
be better to have a strong British
hold on Gibraltar" In case France
got In a war with Germany and was
faced with the prospect of German
submarines entering the Mediter
ranean to ravage her commerce.
AFTER a conference with agricul
tural specialists and representa
tives of farmers. Secretary of Agri
culture Wallace announced that a two
year program for corn and hog pro
ducers had been determined upon, the
main features of which are:
1. Prevention of an excessive pro
duction of corn In 1936 and 1937.
2. Allowance of an Increase In next
year's pig crop that would be at least
as great as It Is estimated would take
place were no adjustment program la
3. Prevention of an excessive In
crease In the 1937 pig crop.
The new contract will require that
an area at least equal to the number
of acres withdrawn from production
of corn be added to the usual area of
the farm devoted to soil-Improving
and erosion- preventing uses. This re
quirement was a part of the 1934 corn
hog contract but was relaxed when the
MEDALS were awarded by the Car
negie hero fund commission to 47
men and children of the United States
and Canada, or to their relatives in 11
cases. Most of the awards are for res
cues of persons from drowning.
Two silver medals were awarded and
45 bronze. The silver ones went to
James C. Martin, fifty-one-year-old Jop
Un (Mo.) laborer and Christine Stew
art, thirty-flve, of Brookllne, Mass.
Martin went Into a sewage pit trying
to save a fellow worker. Both
drowned. Miss Stewart leaped Into the
sea near Bar Harbor, Me., In an at
tempt to save Emily McDongall, thir
ty-one Rescuers pulled them out 40
minutes later. Miss McDougall died.
GERMANY has no designs on west
ern Europe, but she does Intend
to promote her expansion in the Bal- j
tic states, and hopes later to divide
the Ukraine with Poland. That Is the
substance of assertions made by Per
tinax and Genevieve Tabouls, two of
the leading political writers of the
Paris press. They say Dr. HJalmar
Scbacbt, minister of finance, revealed
these plans to Jean Tannery, presi
dent of the Bank of France, and Mon
tagu Norman, president of the Bank of
Scbacbt. the writers say, exhorted
the two financiers to set with Ger
many "In the financial field" to end
the Italo-Ethlopiaa conflict as soon as
Research Center for Agriculture Department
HERE Is a sketch of the buildings of the huge national research center for the Department of Agriculture at Berwyn
Heights, Maryland, on which work has been started. Nine thousand acres of land will go Into the Immense "Na
ture and Farm Study" which is planned to be the largest of its kind In the world. One thousand of the acres will be
used In an experimental low-cost housing project.
Bedtime Story for Children
By THORNTON W. BURGESS
THE THREE WATCHERS
WHEN Paddy the Beaver slapped |
the water with his broad tail,
making a noise like a pistol shot,
Llghtfoot the Deer understood that
this was meant as a warning of dan
ger. He was on his feet instantly
with eyes, ears and noses seeking the
cause of Paddy's warning. After a
moment or two Llghtfoot stole softly
up to the top of a little ridge some dis- |
tance back from Paddy's pond, but
from the top of which he could see the
whole of the pond. There he bid
among some close-growing young hem
lock trees. It wasn't long before he
saw a hunter with a terrible gun come
down to the shore of the pond.
Now the hunter had heard Paddy
slap the water with his broad tail. Of
course, there would have been some
thing very wrtvig with his ears had he
failed to hear it. "Confound that beav
er," muttered the hunter crossly. "If
there was a deer anywhere around this i
pond he probably Is on his way now.
I'll have a look around and see if there
are any signs."
So the hunter kept on to the edge
of Paddy's pond and then began to I
walk around it, studying the ground
as he walked. Presently he found the |
footprints of Llghtfoot In the mud
where Llghtfoot bad gone down to the
pond to drink.
"I thought as much," muttered the
hunter. "Those tracks were made l^vt |
night That deer probably was lying
down somewhere near here, and I i
might have got a shot but tot that
pesky beaver. I'll just look the land, j
over ana men I minx i 11 wan uere
a while. If that deer isn't too badly
scared he May come back."
So the/Hunter went all around the
pond, looking Into all likely hiding
places. He found where I.lghtfoot had
been lying, and he knew that in all
probability Llghtfoot had been there
when Paddy gave the danger signal.
"It's no use for me to try to follow r
him," thought the hunter. "It Is too |
dry for me to track him. He may not I p
be so badly scared after all. I'll just
find a good place and wait" I (
So the hunter found an old log be- ! j
hind some small hemlock trees and v
there sat down. He could see all e
around Paddy's pond. He sat per
fectly still. He was a clever hunter,
and he knew that so long as he did
not move he was not likely to be no- g
. I t
ticed by any sharp eyes that might
come that way. What he didn't know
was that IJghtfoot had been watching
him all the time, and was even then
standing where he could see him. And
another thing he didn't know was that
Paddy the Beaver had come out of his
house and, swimming under water, had
reached a hiding place on the opposite
shore, from which he too had seen the
hunter sit down on the log.
So the hunter watched for LIghtfoot
and LIghtfoot and Paddy watched the
C T. W. Burgpss.?WNU Service.
"We are now told that college men Jj
make the beet prisoners," says sympa
thetic Sue, "at least it is the first time f
anyone has given the school of higher
education credit for fitting the man
for any one thing."
6. Bell Syndicate.?WNU Service. V
Question box i
t, ED WYNN, The Perfect Fool I j
)ear Mr. Wynn: l
I am president of a debating socl- '
ty, and on next Saturday we are to <
lebate the following subject, "Who I>o j
he Silliest Things, Men or Women?" j
t would help us considerably If you
rould tell me the silliest thing you
ver saw a man do. Will you tell me?
Yours truly, j
OPHELIA SORESPOT. ,
Answer: The silliest thln?? I ever J
aw a man do was one day in the post j (
fflce. I saw this man wait around for I
wo hours and the minute he saw the I
tosfal clerk turn his back, he pushed
our letters lato the box, without
tamps, thinking he was saving the
?OS t age.
)ear Mr. Wynn:
A friend of mine was Invited to a
?arty at a young lady's apartment,
nd he went. During the evening be
old the young lady, quite frankly, that
ie did not like her apartment. The
oung lady had my friend arrested and
ie was charged with assault. How did
he Judge figure out an assault charge?
Answer: The Judge probably figured
s long as your friend had said nasty
l? t n 'r ^ of...ut ttiA I'/iiint In/li < ??r?:irf
ncnt he vu guilty of "knocking her
Vnr Mr. W.vnn: '
I go with a crowd of hnvs and girls
md once a week we meet and those
iho can sing do so. while others Just
tell Jokes and stories. I tell Jokes,
rbere Is one girl In the crowd who
loesn't like me and every time I tell a
|oke she always says: "That Joke Is
10 years old.'' How can I cure her?
Answer: The next time you tell a
|oke and she says: 'That Joke Is forty
rears old," you say to her: "And you
?emember It all this time?" That'll
C Associated Newspapers.?WNT Service.
By JEAN NEWTON
ONE PATH TO CHARM THAT IS
EASY TO ACHIEVE
I HAVE been reading an article about
bow dancing improves posture and
It is advised that we start in early
childhood the training that brings
about good posture and a graceful car
riage. We are told of the rhythms
which many schools are now teaching
In the kindergarten, how proper
breathing helps, the Importance of
good physical condition and always
that paramount matter of example?
letting the children see good posture
and graceful walking so that they will
As I read this It came to me that
not enough has been said about the
carriage of our women. We hear a
good deal about our bad voices, how
unfavorably they compare with the
voices of women of other countries,
how important is a good speaking voice
in a woman. But of a woman's walk,
which is no less Important than her
voice In the Impression she creates, in
any hope she may cherish for that
elusive quality of charm?it seems that
far too little notice is taken, or ex
If we observe the walk of the aver
age woman from the viewpoint of
grace and charm, we must be struck
with horror; so few women except
those who are in some way athletic
walk in a way which is satisfying to
the eye. So few women have that
stride from the hip that means free
dom and poise in walking; so few
have animation in their walk, so few,
so very few, have rhythm.
No woman can have poise with a
mincing little hop of a walk. No
woman can have charm who waddles
from side to side, no women can have
Socoe. At /
Get ony- |
of their I
YOUTH AND THE
By ANNE CAMPBELL
A PUFF and a squeak, and lt'a
plain to see.
My daughter la having company I 1
They all pile out of a Model "T" 1
It's covered with paint of > lurid
Red and yellow and purple, too.
And the windshield la strange to the
adult view I
But the fifteen-year-olds who all say
Are gay as If pulled In a chariot
By six white steeds on a movie lot!
It wheezes and makes a peculiar
That Is drowned by the laughter of
Who call for the girls In this weirdest
And I laugh, as I think I would rather
Eddie and Jack with that Model T"
Than the wealthiest magnate of his
Fringe Comes Back
Black silk fringe forms the tiered
effect of the skirt and emphasizes the
reversed shawl line of the bodies In
the dress of black silk crepe. Large
clips of brilliants are fastened at esch
side of the neck.
beauty who seems to be dragging one
foot after another.
And this is one thing, this matter
of a woman's walk, which anyone can
learn without a teacher, which has no
mysterious technique, and requires ab
solutely no expense. Any woman can
walk well by just thinking about it!
You can see the difference between a
fine beautiful walk and a bad walk
And any child has sufficient imitative
faculty to reproduce the good one.
Some of the paths toward charm are
straight and narrow and difficult of at
tainment. But there is one path to
charm which is accessible to all of us
who have normal physical build. The
attainment of good carriage, of a
graceful walk. Is comparatively easy?
and cheap. You need only think, when
you are staoding or walking, of how
you are standing or walking, think
about it until the carriage Improved
by your own sensitiveness has become
C Bell Syndicate?WNC service.
Some GO per cent of Albanians are
Will Rogers Medal Goes to His Widow
THIS "Spirit of St. l-nula" aeronautical medal, voted to the late Will Rogers
b.v the American Society of Mechanical Engineers before bis death, was
accepted by James U. Doollttle, noted flyer, and delivered by him to lira.
lingers at Santa Monica, Calif.