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TOL. LXI. 1
, GRAHAM, M, C., THURSDAY DECEMBER 12, 1935. N0 45
News Review of Current
Events the World Over
Farley Thinks Midwest Safe for Roosevelt?Sloan Urges
Industry to Save Nation?Crisis in
Europe Is Approaching.
By EDWARD W. PICKARD
? Western Newspaper Union.
POSTMASTER GENERAL FARLEY,
In his capacity of chairman of the
Democratic national committee, called
that body to meet In Washington Jan
uary o, wueu arraugc
ments will be made
for the .convention of
1936 and the place of
that gathering select
ed. He told the corre
spondents that the
chief bidders for the
convention would be
St Louis, Kansas City
and San Francisco,
and denied the report
that the first named
J. A. Farley
city already had been decided upon.
He said he thought the highest bidder
would be selected, provided ir has ad
equate convention hall and hotel fa
Stories that Senator Donahey of
Ohio or some one else would be given
second place on the ticket Instead of
Garner were laughed at by Mr. Far
ley. He asserted that there was no
doubt about the renomlnatlon of Gar
ner for vice president. Asked about
the two-third* rule, he said the com
mitter might recommend Its abandon
ment, but that any change was the
business of the convention. Comment
ing on the Literary Digest poll, which
shows a majority In the middlewest
states voting against the Roosevelt
New Deal, Farley said:
"So far as the poll relates to senti
ment In the midwest states, like Iowa,
it is 100 per cent wrong." He insisted
that the President was very strong,
not only In that section of the coun
try, but In every part
"The President will carry as many
states next year as he did In 1932,"
said Farley. Roosevelt carried all ex
cept six states at that time. Farley
said he believed Roosevelt would win
the electoral vote of Pennsylvania, one
of the states that voted for Hoover
In 1932, and that also there was a good
chance of carrying New Hampshire
A LFRED P. SLOAN, JR., president
of General Motors corporation,
was the chief speaker at the annual
dinner of the Congress of American
Industry In New York,
and he made an ear
nest plea to Industry
to save the country
from bureaucracy and
Industry should lead
the nation away from
the fallacious theory
of plenty "to promote
the general welfare of
all the people," Mr.
Sloan told the nation's
leading manufactur- A" r"55103-r*
ers. Should big business fail to ac
cept this "broader responsibility," it
will bring, he said, the "urge for more
and more Interference from without?
government In business."
Mr. Sloan conceded the gravity and
the extreme importance of problems
of today?the paramount necessity of
charting a sound course for the "long
The meeting of the congress was
held In conjunction with the fortieth
annual convention of the National As
sociation of Manufacturers, and the
speakers before that body were as em
phatic in their condemnation of the
economic policies of the administration
as was Mr. Sloan. President C. L. Bar
do said: "Whether we like it or not,
industry has been forced in sheer self
defense to enter the political arena or
he destroyed as a private enterprise.*"
General Counsel J. A. Emery de
cSared: "This gathering is a call to
"The sentry call should rouse the
armies of Industry to repulse the forces
of the alien theory that challenge our
political institutions and economic sys
tem within our own household."
Robert L. Lund, chairman of the
hoard, said: "The New Dealers have
heen forced to desert some of their
boldest experiments. This has came
to pass because the American people
have demanded a return to common
seose and sound business. American
industry has taken the leadership in
CANTA CLAUS is doing big work
this year for the merchants of the
country. It is estimated by officials of
the Commerce -department that the
Christmas tra<*e will amount to $4,500,
^0.000 or ha*i a billion dollars more
than In December last year.
Preliminary holiday trade reports
from all parts of the country to the
Commerce department Indicated that
retail trade already Is running from
5 to 35 per cent higher than a year
Christmas clubs will pay $312,000,
000 to 7,000,000 members. Much of this
money will go into Christmas trade.
EUROPEAN diplomats, especially
the British and Premier Laval of
France, are exceedingly clever and re
sourceful. but if thev are to extricate
their nations from the
state of affairs they
will need all their
smartness. Though de
cision as to the Impo
sition of an oil em
bargo against Italy
was postponed until
December 12 to give
Laval a chance to con
ciliate Mussolini, the
duce refused to make
any gesture toward
peace. Italians were
autnomanveiy warned not to mistake
diplomatic exchanges between their
premier and the representatives of
Great Britain and France as "peace
I talk," and were told there was no rea
son to believe Mussolini had modified
his minimum terms already presented
to Sir Eric Drummond and Laval's
representative. Also he has declined
further to conciliate Britain by re
moving more troops from Libya and
has repeated his warning that he will
consider an oil embargo an unfriendly
gesture. He and all Italians are espe
cially resentful against Great Britain.
One more rather desperate move for
peace was made in Paris when Laval
gave Italian Ambassador CerrutI a
"set of suggestions" which were said
to be the last word from France and
Great Britain before the applying of
the oil embargo, due on December 12.
These suggestions were said to be
based principally on an exchange of
territories between Italy and Ethi
opia, the latter to receive its long
sought seaport and to remain abso
lutely independent, save for the lands
granted to Italy.
The feeling in Rome was pessimistic,
and therd was noted a general tighten
ing up of home defenses. Troops that
had been expected to depart for the
Ethiopian front were being retained
in Italy, and the orders to the naval
and air forces were suggestive. New
economic measures to resist the sanc
tions were being put into effect dally.
The British government was en
grossed with the troublous- situation.
Sir Samuel Hoare, foreign secretary,
received timely orders from his physi
cian to take a rest in Switzerland,
and It was announced he would stop In
Paris for a conference with Premier
Laval. The admiralty was preparing
[ for eventualities and ordered officers
of the royal navy reserve to report at
once for duty at Plymouth. These men
have been serving as officers and en
gineers in the merchant marine.
GEN. HO TING-CHIN, Chinese min
ister of war, was sent to Peiplng
by Dictator Chiang Kai-shek to try to
check the northern autonomy move
the (Autonomy Promo
tion society called on
hid) and mobs shouted
autonomy slogans out
side bis office, and
then the Japanese
army officers took the
matter in hand. Lieut.
Col. Tan Takahashi,
military attache at
Peiping, and an officer
of the Japanese garri
son called on General
. . 1
Ho and oraerea mm iu irave uc v?ij
at once. TakahashI told the war min
ister: "The Japanese army la con
vinced your continued stay in Pelplng
can only complicate matters."
llaj. Gen. Hayao Tada, Japanese
commander In north China, said: "War
between China and Japan Is certain If
China breaks the agreement signed
last July In which Nanking agreed not
to send troops into Hopel province."
At the same time Japanese war
planes were flying low over Pelplng.
Secretary of state hull sent
to London the usual polite reminder
that the semi-annual war debt In
stallment from Great Britain was due
on December 15. And, also as usual,
the British government sent to Mr.
Hull the reply that under the circum
stances It wouldn't pay a cent. Well,
we were not counting on getting this
money for Christmas spending.
TJRTTISH, Irish and Canadian dele- '
gations opened conversations In
Washington with American officials
looking to the establishment of trans
Atlantic air mall and passenger serv
ice. It was believed this could be ac- j
compllshed as soon as reciprocal pacts
are signed to allow the landing of
American planes on foreign soli. Here
tofore this has been blocked by the
Jealousies of foreign aviation Interests.
The delegation from Great Britain
Is headed by Sir Ronald Bands, direc
tor general of the general post office.
He Is accompanied by C. E. Woods
Humphrey, managing director of Im- j
perlal Ai-ways, Ltd.
Postmaster General Farley an- j
nounced that he would ask congress
at the coming session for funds to
start an air mall service between the :
United States and Europe.
GOOD news for the building Indus
try. President Green of the
American Federation of Labor gives
out the word that there will be no
more Jurisdictional strikes among con- |
struetion workers. The factions In the
building trades department of the fed
eration have found a plan to prevent
workmen from delaying construction
by strikes over which of two organi
zations should do a particular piece
In the future the contractor Is to
decide which union shall do the Job
when a dispute arises, and then If a
Joint committee of the unions Involved
is unable to adjust the difference the
question Is to be referred to a federal
Judge as arbiter. ? /
ONE hundred thousand Democrats^
mostly Georgians, gathered In the
stadium of Georgia Tech at Atlanta
for a homecoming and heard President
Roosevelt deliver a
full of confidence, as
surance of prosperity
and praise for what
the New Deal has ac
complished. And he
did not neglect to at
tack warmly the crit
ics of hla adminis
tration. In reviewing
the economic and so
cial advances since
his Inauguration he
gave out what was
Luuaiucicu uie acjuuio iui uim tour
paign for re-election, and definitely an
nounced his candidacy?unnecessarily
?by asserting that life in the United
States has Improved In the last two
and a half years and will contlnne to
Improve "If I have anything to do
Mr. Roosevelt promised that lavish
government spending was over and
that the nation could look forward
with assurance to a decreasing deficit,
and asserted that the government ;
credit Is higher than that of any other
great nation. Be bitterly criticized
the treasury policies prior to his en- ;
trance Into the White House, traced
the relief policies as opposed to doles
and declared that the peak of appro
priations has passed.
SECRETARY OF" AGRICULTURE
WALLACE announced the corn-hog
program for 1036-37. Designed to
maintain a balance between the Inter
esu or toe producer
and the consumer, thla
new plan will permit
a 30 per cent Increase
In hog production next
year over 1935, thus
preparing the way for
possible redactions la
pork prices to the
housewife; aid to re
strict corn acreage to
about 95,000,000 acres,
an Increase of about
1,400,000 acres, over
the amount harvested tnis year.
After appraisal by community com
mittees and review by county allot
ment committees, a corn acreage base
and a market hog base will be (Lied.
Co-operating producers must agree to
plant corn next year on at least 25
per cent of their base acreages. They
will be permitted to retire from
10 to 30 per cent of tbelr base acreage
for soil-Improving or erosion-preventing
purposes. Bog growers must agree
to produce between 50 and 100 per
cent of the base market production.
The 1936 com adjustment payment
will be 35 cents a bushel on the ap
praised yield times the adjusted acre
age. less the pro rata share of local
Corn adjustment payments will be
made in t<ro Installments. The first,
at the rate of 20 a bnshel. Is to be
made about August L The second will
come due about December 31, 1936, at
the rate of 15 cents per busheL
A payment of 11.23 per head will
be made on each hog to the base.
Deductions will be made at the rate
of $2.50 per bead If a producer falls
to raise 50 per cent of his base num
bers The total payment to a pro
ducer will be the same for a produc
tion ranging from 50 per cent to 100
per cent of his base.
The 1937 rates will be announced
by November 30, 1938, but the rate on
corn will not be less than 30 cents
per bushel and the rate on hogs will
not be less than J 1.25 per head.
Uncle Sam's Fine Bulls Must Have Exercise
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AT THE Department of Agriculture's experimental laboratory-farm at Beltsvllle, Md., government scientists are en
gaged in Improving the breed of domestic animals to produce the best meats for the tables of the American peo
ple. Because the bulls used In breeding this ultra-special brand of cattle are kept in an enclosure, they get their dally
exercise on the specially devised machine Illustrated above.
Bedtime Story for Children
By THORNTON^W. BURGESS
SAMMY JAY IS MODEST
AS SOON as the angry hunter with
the terrible gun bad disappeared
among the trees of the Green Fojpst
and Llghtfoot was sure that he had
gone for good, Llghtfoot came out from
his hiding place among the young hem
lock trees on the top of the ridge and
walked down to the pond of Paddy the
Beaver for a drink.
He knew that It was quite safe to
do so, for Sammy Jay had followed
the hunter, all the time screaming,
"Thief! Thief! Thief!" Every one
within hearing could tell }ust? where
that hunter was by Sammy's voice. It
kept growing fainter and fainter and
by that Llghtfoot knew that the hunter
was getting farther and farther away.
Paddy the Beaver swam out from
his hiding place and climbed out on
the bank near Llghtfoot. There was
a twinkle In his eyes. "That blue
coated mischief-maker Isn't such a b'ad
fellow at heart, after all, Is he?"
Llghtfoot lifted his beautiful bead
and set his ears forward to catch the
sound of Sammy's voice In the dis
tance. "Sammy Jay may be a mis
chief-maker, as some people say," said
lie, duc you can always count on mm
to provide a true friend In times' of
danger. He brought me warning of the
coming of the hunter the other morn
ing. You saw him gave Mr. and Mrs.
Quack a little while ago. and then he
actually drove that hunter away. I
suppose Sammy Jay has saved more
lives than anyone I know of. I wish
he wonld come back here and let me
Some time later, Sammy Jay did
come back. "Well," said be, as he
smoothed his feathers, "I chased that
fellow clear to the edge of the Green
Forest, so 1 guess there will be noth
ing more to fear from him today. I'm
glad to see he hasn't got you yet.
Lightfoot I've been a bit worried
"Sammy," said Lightfoot, "you are
one of the best friends I have. I don't
know how 1 can ever thank you for
what you have done for me."
"Don't try," replied Sammy rather
shortly. "I haven't done anything but
what anybody else would have done.
Old Mother Nature gave me a pair of
good eyes and a strong voice. I slm
ply make the best use of them I can.
Just to see a hunter with a terrible
gun makes me mad clear through. I'd
rather spoil his hunting than eat."
"Ton want to watch out, Sammy.
One of these days a hunter will lose
his temper and shoot you. Just to get
even with you," warned Paddy the
"Don't worry about me," replied
Sammy. "I know Just how far one of
those terrible guns can shoot, and I
don't take any chances. By the way, '
Lightfoot, the Green Forest Is full of I
hunters looking for you. I've seen a
lot of them, and I know they are look- 1
lng for you because they do not shoot
at anybody else even when they have
? T. W. Burgeaa.?WSU Servica. 1
Elmer Carlsen of Audubon, Iowa,
won the world's corn husking cham
pionship at the contest at Newtown,
[nd., by husking 41.52 bushels of yel
low Indiana corn. This was a new
world's record- Carlsen Is twenty-six
years old and weighs 178 pounds, and
this was his first try at national hon
Silk Crepe Duress
Chic black Is accented with rhlne
stones In tbis attractive dress ot suede
surface silk crepe. The shirring down
the front of the bodice and at the top
of the sleeves repents the Idea of the
froDt shlrrine In the skirt.
* MOTHER'S <? j
COOK BOOK I
THIS Is the time of the year when
pickles, conserves, relishes and
marmalades are especially enjoyed.
Most of these good things have been
all ready prepared, yet there are a
few most delightful ones left.
Take two cupfuls each of sour or
cooking apples, put through the coarse
knife of the food chopper with two
cupfuls of cranberries, add one cup
ful of sugar, one-fourth cupful of pe
can meats finely shredded and set
away for two or three days to season.
This Is delicious with turkey or goose.
Take one pound of sour apples
peeled and sliced; one-half pound of
onions peeled ar.J coarsely chopped,
one pound of brown sugar (the light
brown), one-half pound of raisins cut
fine, four ounces each of salt and gin
ger, two ounces of dry mustard, one
half ounce of cayenne, four cloves of
garlic finely chopped and one quart of
mild vinegar. Cook the apples, onions,
garlic and sugar, salt and vinegar until
soft, then pass them through a very
fine sieve. Add the raisins and ginger
with the other Ingredients, mix well
and stand in a Jar In a warm (not hot)
place until the following day. The
next day, seal the Jar.
If you like an unusual dessert try
this: Take four tablespoonfuls of quick 1
cooking tapioca, one fourth teaspoon
ful of salt, one-third of a cupful of
seedless raisins, two cupfuls of cofTee
infusion, one-half cupful of sugar, one
teaspoonful of vanilla and one cupful
of cream whipped. Add salt, tapioca
and raisins to the coffee and cook In a
double boiler until the tapioca Is clear,
! stirring often. Add sugar, chill and
add the vanlllla. Serve with the
Centipedes Grow Long
Some West Indian centi[>edes are
a foot long. 1
whipped cream folded In; serve in
To raisins steamed until soft or
cooked In orange Juice until soft, add
chopped pecans and use as sandwich
filling for very thinly sliced and but
tered bread. , !
C Westers Newaptper Colon.
THE RIGHTS OF ALL
By DOUGLAS MALLOCH
"T*M1K world of all, and then our kind.
Our nation, then our state.
And then our town, for so we find
The good that makes us great
The rights of all
We must recall.
And not a single race.
Our country lore.
Yet thinking of
Each mortal In each place.
But If the place consider Just
Itself, the man his own,
The land will crumble Into dust.
For none can stand*alone.
If for a class
And not the mass
We legislate and plan.
Then gone the things
We tore from kings.
Then gone the rights of man.
Mankind must take a larger view
To prosper and progress.
For selfishness is nothing new.
And nothing much to bless.
The rights of all
We must recall.
Not for a few contrive.
The rights secure
Of rich and poor.
Or neither will survive.
C Door:** Mrlloeh.?WNT7 S?i ika.
aRY THIS TRICK
By PONJAY HAJWAH
Covra&* by Pmbfic Lm6gmx. Ik.
Cout soej -rwtfoutfH
KNOCK AWAT COIN
THE magician spins a coin on the
table. He strikes It flat with a
match box. He asks whether the cola
lies heads or tails. People gnesa; the
box Is lifted to find the answer.
Again the coin Is span. Down cornea
the box. Once more guesses are made;
some heads, some tails. "All wrong."
says the wizard. He lifts the box;
the coin has vanished.
In preparing for this surprising
trick, the magician flrst empties the
matches from the box; then Inserts
the drawer npside down. After a few
preliminary spins, he Is ready to make
the coin Tanish.
He brings the box sharply down npon
the spinning coin. The stroke causes
the coin to cut through the bottom of
the match box. The magician lifts the
box and drops It In his pocket while
he points to the spot from which the
coin has Tanlshed.
The claque. "hired applause" Is of
great antiquity, and its Institution is
attributed to Nero.
Students Get Gas From White Clover
HAKOLD OHLGKEN, twenty-two. of Cokato, Minm. and William Mahle,
twenty, of Macalester college, Minneapolis, claim to hare discovered a
process by which usable combustible commercial gas can be obtained from wild
white sweet clover. The gas, methane and ethane, says the discoverers, can
be furnished to consumers at half the present cost of commercial gas in most
residential communities, and the growing and manufacture would furnish a
number of by-products, Including honey, alcohol and acetone. Backing for the
statements of the two young scientists was given by two of their Instructors,
It. I'. Jones, head of the chemistry department of Macalester college, and R. B.
Hastings, chemical professor of that Institution.