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I HE GLFANER
GRAHAM, N. C., JAN. 21, 1937 !
ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY
J. D. KERNODLE, Editor
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In a drenching rain Frauklin
Delano Roosevelt took the oath
of office Wednesday for the se
cond term as President of the
United States, the oath being
administered by Chief Justice
Charles Evans Hughes of the
United States Supreme Court.
Thousands braved the rain
and filled every available space
to witness the imposing event.
The inaugural address im
mediately followed the adminis
tration of the oath in which he
told the nation while much had
been accomplished in the past
four years, much remained to
be accomplished. He said: We
have set our feet upon the road
of enduring progress." But
there was manifest concern ex
preeeed for the underprivileged,
for whom so much has been ex
pended in the past years.
There are many interesting
sidelights on the momentous
The President's mother was
present for a second time to see
her son inducted into the high
est office of the nation. Mrs.
Roosevelt ana their children, ex
cept the daughter in Seattle and
one of the sons recovering from
an illness. Some of the grand
children were present. There
were four generations of the
family on the stand.
The President and Mrs.
Roosevelt rode in an open car
from the Capitol to the White
House in the biting rain, smil
ing and bowing to the multi
tude along the way.
A replica of the "Hermitage,"
Jackson's home in Tennebsee,
was used as a reviewing stand
by the President.
Late reports say the Presi
dent and members of his family
suffered no ill effects from the
exposure incident to the inaug
The Legislature, down in Ra
leigh, right off the bat tackled
the revenue -bill ? looking for
new sources of revenue and giv
ing relief wherever advisable.
It looms that 70 millions in rev
enue will be necessary, and to
raise that amount precludes
much hope for relief from the
tax burden. Wherever hereto
fore appropriations have been
made, more is being asked for.
Beneficiaries are not backward
when it comes to asking for ap
propriations. A sales tax is
most likely to remain, with some
mollifications, and with the urge
for more and better highways
any change downward in the
license tax on motor vehicles is
not very probable.
The speech of acceptance, or
inaugural address, of Vice-Pres
ident John N. Garner is the
briefest on record. When the
oath of office was read to him
he said: "I do". That was the
sum of it And the distin
guished Texan ha* let it be
known that that is the last oath
of office that he expects to take.
Senator Reynolds has turned
Washington news writer. His
first letter appears in this
week's issue of the Gleaner. It
will be purely an acoount of
what is going on at the nation's 1
capitol without bias, nnd first- '
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The Middle West, the Ohio
and Mississippi valleys, due to
incesant rains and meltings now
are flooded. |
Levees have been broken and 1
towns and thousands of acres '
are flooJed. Many thousands
have been forced to leave their -
homes to the mercies of the ?
floods. . <
The loss will mount iuto mill- 1
ions and lives will be 1 x?t. Tue
flood is near its |*eak now iu
the upper reaches of tbe valleys, ,
and when the combined fl<xd
reaches the lower Mississippi 1
valley, it will no doubt be equal- , '
ly as disastrous as iu the upper
valleys, or m<rtv ho. i
The automobile strike is still
on. Arouud 200,000 a>e idle
on account of it. Wheu it will
end is not forecast. Whether
wise or otherwise, millions will
be lost in wages and industry
that will not soon be recovered.
In the 1937 Legislatures of 35
States there are 135 women
members. New Hampshire
leads with 19. A writer, com
menting on the growing pres
ence of women legislatoi s, says
' 'Keep the good wo rk up and
the taxes down."
Orchardists in the peach
growiug sections of Geoigia aie
planting blocks of ice at the
roots of their peach trees for
cooling the earth about the
roots and delaying budding and
blooming. . It may take, later
on, a smoke smudge to arrest
damage from late frosts.
An appropriation of $000,000
for new school buses has re
ceived favorable consideration
by the Legislature. The schools
have adopted bus trunsporta
tion and it will stay, no doubt.
Being in it, the obligation for
safety is a moral obligation to
the last degree. Careful drivers
with buses in good condition is
the nearest approach to the
avoidance of accident. Not
even the State is justified in
subjecting a child to peril.
Two great Generals of the
Confederacy, great of soul and
of military genius and strategy,
were born in the month of Jan
uary, Robert E. Lee and Stone
wall Jackson, the former on
January 19, 1806, at Stratford
and died at Lexington, Va., on
October 13th, 1870; the latter
was born January 21st, 1824,
and died May 10th, 1863, at
Chancellors viile from wounds
received from the fire of his
own men fired by mistake.
Rarely, if ever, have the deaths ]
of two military chieftains been
more sincerely mourned. They
were the idols of the men they
led in battle. Greatest of all
both were consecrated, God
The dead body of the kidnap
ed Mattson child, 10 years old,
of Tacoma, Washington, has
been found ? stark in the suow.
A ransom of $28,000 was de
manded. The child/- was kid
naped Christmas week, after
Christmas day. Failing to
make contact, the ransom was ^
not paid. It is a close parallel
with the Lindbergh kidnaping.
An award of $16,000 is offered
for the arrest of the kidnaper.
Government G-men are at work
on the case and no stone will be
left unturned. The boy was in
telligent, and that he would or
could have identified his abduc
tor, no doubt, whm feared aud
was the incentive for murder
Four peat moss demount?) ionn
with tobacco plant beds at* being
conducted in Pitt county this
By Robert R. Reynolds, Member U
It Is too early to anticipate the
ceurae of the new Seventy-fifth
Congress in re-shaping Federal pro
grams and Federal activities in the
light of the brighter economic skies
tha,t have followed in the wake o t
depression storms. However, there
is every indication that the Con
gress wTU give more than usual
study to each recommendation that
may call for larger expenditures,
increased activity and new functions
Evidence of this is already a vail -
hie in the form of the unprecedent
ed interest in the estimates of
income and expenditures? the Fed
eral budget ?submitted to the
Congress by the President Thus it
is obvious that expenditures must
be Justified on the basis of the con
tributions they will make to the
Predictions of a "rubber-stamp"
Congress by reason of the sweep
ing victory of the President last
November, and the top-heavy Dem
ocratic majorities in both Houses
are not borne out by developments
The BUDGET? The Federal Bud
get for the fiscal year 1937, a*
submitted by the President, calls
for expenditures of roughly $65 for
each man, woman and child in the
United States. It also calls for titl
es in amount of |45, on the aver
age, lor every individual, adults and
youngsters. The difference of |20
represents the deficit
Let's look at the budget another
wayy. John Jones can maintain his
family budget and keep income and
expenditures balanced so long as
the latter adhere rigidly to the
budget. But If some mishaps be
fall the Jones family, requiring
unusual expenses, the head of (the
household has to borrow. Prom then
on, income must be increased or
expenditures slashed, else the bud
get loses caate.
That Is what happened to the
Federal budget. In the absence of
adequate income to cover the emer- ;
gency outlay and in the face of
maintenance of regular expenditur
es, there has been a deficit. In
other words, multiply the Jones
problem about three million times
and you have a picture of the
Federal situation, which, however,
is getting 'better as regards i n -
The 08,000,000 ,000 budget for the
fiscal year 1937, ' is around $3,000 ,
000,000 above the 1932 level, due !to
relief expenditures, farm-aid, ad -
Justed compensation for veterans,
Social Security, recovery programs
and so on. The 1937 total maybe
raised or lowered by the Congress
as hearings are held on various ap
propriation bills. Have these in
creased expenditures been Justified?
Congress win decide.
PRESIDENTS Views- President
Roosevelt's thoughts on the subject
can best be expressed in his own
words as fonows :
"The programs inaugurated dur
ing the last four years to combat
the depression and to initiate many
needed reforms have cost Urge sums
of money, but the benefits obtained
from them are far outweighting
all their costs. We soon be
reaping the full benefits of those
programa and shall have at the
same time a balanced budget that
will a'.so include provision for re ?
auction of the public debt
"The fiscal plans of the Federal
Qovernment for these four years
have been formulated with two ob
jectives in mind. Our tint was t o
restore a successful economic life to
the count! y, by providing greater
employment and purchasing power
for the people, by stimulating a
more balanced nse of our produc
tive capacity, and by increasing
the r national income and distribut
ing it on a wider base of prosperity.
Our second was to gain new ad
vantages of permanent value for
for the American people. Both of
these objectives can ba accomplish
ed under a 'sound financial policy.
"Business conditions have ?hown
each year since 1933 a marked *n
provement over the preceding year.
Employment in private industry is
Increasing . Industrial production,
factory pay rolls, and farm prices
have steadily risen."
Sure RECOVERY SIGN- What -
sver may be the final appropria
tions lor Federal operations, one
sure sign of recovery i ? the !
estimated increase pf $1,718,000 ,?oo
in Federal taxes (or the fiscal year
1937 as compared to 19S6. This in- 1
crease U, of course, predicated on '
the maintenance of present tax I
rates, and reenactment of the long
list of excise and so-called nuisance
taxes scheduled to expire in June.
Speaking of Budgets? While, there
is tremendous interest in budget
balancing, few people realize that
the Federal Qovernment operated
for more than a century without a
budget. The Bureau of the Budget
was not created until 1921. Prior
to that time Federal agencies sub
mitted estimates of expenditures
and Congress raised or cut these
However, since the creation of the
Budget Bureau, it acts as s co
ordinating agency for assembling
data on required Federal expendi
tures. It is up to Congressional
committees to hold hearings and
recommend actual expenditures to
Congress. On the basis of commit
tee reports, the Congress appro
priates the amounts for each
Federal agency. Every reasonable
effort is made to see that these
appropriations are based on the
needs of the people. Bigid ad
herence to budget lines from 1933
to the present has been, of course,
Impossible in the light of public
Tho real question is whether the
expenditures, dollar and dime, have
been wisely handled with the max
imum ^ood for the greatest number.
Congress Rural-Minded? No better
evidence of the faqt that the
new Seventy-fifth Congress is rural
minded can be found than that fif
ty-one members proudly proclaim
that they were "born on a farm."
Still others were born on farms
but failed to record it in their
biographies. Small towns predom
inate in the list of home residences
of members of Congress.
This rural-mindedness. which au
gurs well for those who |tilt the
soil and deserv^he most sympat r
thertic understanding of Congress
in this day pf chains, mergers, and
crowded urban areas, partly ex
plains why nearly one-eighth of
Federal expenditures in 1935 were
aimed at farm relief and to im -
prove rural conditions.
Federal Reorganization? Perhaps
the most significant development
In the recent Congress is the whole
sale Federal reorganization program
submitted by the President. The
primary purpose of the reorgani
zation, which calls for two new
cabinet posts, i? to promote effi
ciency in the administration of
government affairs. Congress,
which is sow studying the various
proposals, may insist on economy
as weH The outlook is favorable
for some government reorganiza -
tion, but there is a question whether
the congress will permit the execu
tive branch to absorb some agen
cies that were created by and are
responsible to Congress. The Gen
eral Accounting Office and the Fed
eral Trade Commission are cases in
Farm ftmilies Need
Better Light Bulbs.
Many North Carolina farm fami
lies are paying for more electricity
than they use, according to D. E.
Jones rural electrification special
ist at State College.
This is due tQ the small use of
current in some homes where
there is a minimum charge per
month, he explained.
For example, one large power
company serving rural areas a mini
mum charge based on the coqt of
SO kilowatt hours per month. At
least half of Its rural customers
use less than SO k. w.h., Jones stat
These homes could have better
lights and more electrical ap
pliances without paying any more
for current, he pointed out.
Instead of using 25 or 40-wa,tt
light bulbs, as some farm families
do, they could use 60, 75 , or 100
wstt lamps for the same cost. Bulbs
ars Inexpensive, and the better
bulbs would only be making use of
current that must be paid for
Jones lAo emphasized the fact
thsjt low-power bulbs do not give
adequate light lor reading, sewing,
or other similar purposes, and as a
result they cause eye-strain.
Even when better bulbs and ?B
tra equipment increase the electric
UR ? small amount each month.
the better light and increased en
joyment of electrical conveniences \
is more than worth the added coat. <
Jones also said that although 1
5,51,8 miles of new power lines have 1
been proposed to serve 30,434 rural '
customers, the actual number who
receive the service may be some -
what less, as a certain percentage ,
of the families fail to wire their |
homes after power has been made i
available in their communities
Crop Show Expected
To Attract Hundred*
Leading farmers from all parts of
North Carolina wilt exhibit soma of
their finest seed at the third an -
nual conference and seed exposition
which will be held at Goftdsboro
February 9 and 10.
Hundreds of farmers and farm
boys, as well as State and nation
al agricultural authorities, are ex
pected to attend the event which
is sponsored by the North Carolina
Crop Improvement Association.
All seed to be entered has been
inspected and certified by the As -
sociatjon. Cotton, corn, lespedeza,
tobacco, and soybean seed will bie
As a special feature, the luncheon 1
banquet Februar ylO will be broad
cast through the remote facilities of i
Station WPTF, Raleigh , from 12 :30
to 1 :30 p. m. Entertainment, as
well as short talks, has been ar
ranged for the broadcast.
W. H. Darst, professor of agrono
my, will give a preliminary review
of the conference and exposition
on the Carolina Farm Features ra
dio program January 23.
What is your favorite recipe?
Win prizes io the recipe contest
conducted by the Baltimore Sun
day American. You'll find the
Baltimore American on sale at all
George Spivey, a membef or i
the Kenley 4-H club in Johnston
jounty, has ordered 300 biby
chicks for broiler project this ,
spring. He cleared exactly f 97 ?
on 300 broilers last season
Bulb growers of New Hanover
eoanty report flowers selling at
good prices with fine qaality and ,
heavy cuttings due to the unusu>
ally warm weather of the past
few weeks. 1
Having qualified as Executrix ol theee- i
tate of J. ?. Wicker, deceased, late of
Alamance County. North Carolina, this la to ;
notify all persona having claims against the
estate of said deceased to exhibit them to 1
the undersigned at Uraham, North Car
olina, on or before the 24th day of December, <
1937, or this notice will be pleaded in bar
of their recovery. All persons indebted
to said estate will please make Immediate
This the 12th day of Deoember, 1996.
MBS. J HNX1B D. WICKER,
The undersigned having qualified as Ad
ministrator or the estate of Dr. J. C. Sialey,
deceas d. late of Ahmanoe County, North
Carolina, this is to notify all persons having
claims sgainst the estate of saM deceased to
exhibit them to the nnderslgned at Burling
ton, North Carolina, on or before the 21st of
January. 1938, or this notice will be plead
ed in bar of their recoveiy. All | persons in
debted to said estate will pleas# make lm
n ediate settlement.
To is 6th day of Jannary, 1987.
Administrator ci Dr. J. C, btalcy, deceased
+ + + CHECKS
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Notice of Sale Under
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in that certain
mortgage deed executed by Will
Tom Brintle and wife, Sarah E
Brintle, to Nick Vaughn, dated the
15th day of October, 1931, record
ed in the office of the Register
of Deeds for Alamance County, In
Book of Mortgage Deeds No lis,
page 386, which mortgage deed was
transferred and assigned to Stand
I World* s Youngest Mayor Quest
of LaQuardia and New York
Municipal budgets and such were discussed by the mayor of
the world's largest eity and world'* youngest mayor when Mayor
LaGaardia of New York played host to 17-year-old Mayor Daniel
Kampan of Boys Town recently. Left to right above are LaGaardia,
Kampan and Father Flanagan, founder and director of Boys Town.
FTtHE world's youngest mayor
visited New York recently
as official guest of the mayor of
the world's largest city? and
they talked about budgets!
Danny Kampan, Mayor of
Boys Town, Nebr., is only 17 and
the youngest mayor of a real city
in the world. As mayor of New
York, Fiorello LaGuardia con
trols the largest municipal bud
get in the world.
After being locked in private
conference in LaGuardia's of
fice for some fifteen minutes, the
mayor of New York admitted
lewspapermen and photogra
"Mayor Kampan and I have
exchanged credentials" LaGuar
dia said. "We've decided this
Job of being mayor isn't all it's
cracked up to be!"
"You said it!" chimed in the
Going to New York to take
part in a national radio broad
cast, the Mayor of Boys Town
and Father Flanagan, founder
and director of the nationally
famous home for homeless boys
there were accorded all the
courtesies and honors extended
by the metropolis only to world
celebrities. They were met at
the train by Mayor LaGuardia's
official motor cavalcade with
smartly uniformed motorcycle
officers flanking all sides. With
screaming sirens clearing their
way through the heavy New York
traffic, they were whisked to the
city hall for the big public re
While the two mayors posed
to a battery of photographers,
rafter Flanagan stood fat the
background smiling gently, his
eyes serious and kindly. He
founded Boys Town, ten miles
west of Omaha in 1917. Since
then 4,466 homeless boys of all
races, colors and creeds ? from
the 48 states of the union have
been made good citizens there.
Beseiged by reporters for a
history of his famous home he
said: "No boy is a really bad
boy. If you take him off the
streets you can stem the tide of
Crime. No one wants to be a
criminal. If ? only the lack of
opportunity that makes boys
Breathless before the honors
and recognition extended his
homeless boys by the great
American metropolis Father
Flanagan told newspapermen
how Boys Town began 19 years
ago with five boys, how today
present Boys Town with its 360
acres of fine farm land and
modern buildings was his dream
come true. With pride he show
ed reporters a recent letter writ
ten him by J. Edgar Hoover,
head of the nation's G-Men.
Hoover wrote: "If Boys Town
were Just financially able to care
for all the boys that need Its
help, crime would be dealt one
of the moat effective and crush
ing blows I can Imagine "
Whil# )n New York, young
Kampan was offered an oppor
tunity to attend an eastern pre
paratory school, a scholarship
in an eastern college and a
career. He turned them dow4
with thaaks, and a smile:
'Thank you very much" m
?aid "but I think I*H go bacf
with Father Flanagan I" \
trd Grocery Company by Nick
Vaughn on the 10th day of March,
1933, default having been made in
the payment of the Indebtedneas
lecured thereby, the underlined
Monday, February 15th, 1937 ,
?t 'IS 00 o'clock, noon
at the Courthouae door In Graham,
Alamance County, North Carolina,
offer for sale to the highest bidder
for cash, the following described
A certain piece or tract of land
lying and being in Alamance County,
State aforesaid, in Burlington
Township, and defined and describ
ed aa followa, to- wit:
Adjoining the lands of J W. T.
Rudd, T C, Andrews and others,
beginning ISO ft from a stone, John
Baldwin's old corner on Broad Cap
Branch ; thence E 121 ft. to an Iron
bar. corner with J W. T. Rudd J n
the line of T C. Andrews ; thence N.
1-2 deg E. 60 feet to corner w^ih
J W. T, Rudd In the line of T. C.
Andrews; thence W 121 feet to
an iron bar, corner with J. W. T.
Rudd ; thence N. 1-2 deg. E. 60 feet
to the beginning.
This sale is made subject to a
first mortgage held by E. Q,
This 14th day of January, 1937.
Standard Grocery Company,
John H. Vernon, Atty.
Sale of Land
By virtue of a mortgage Deed,
executed on the 29th day of July,
1930, byC. O. Jordan (unmarried)
of Guilford County, to J. R. Kenion,
I Till sell to the highest bidder,
at the Court Hous? door in Ala
mance County, on
Saturday, January 30th, 1937;
at 12 :00 o'clock, boon,
the following lots, in the Town o f
Mebane, Alamance County, N. C.
Said lots being No. 3 4 4 of the
plot, plan and survey of J. W.
Nicholson property in Mebane, N.
C? made by Lewis H. Holt Nov.
27 & 28, 1917. Said Jots are bound
ed by third Street, each fronting
on said third Street 25 feet each, and
extending back 150 feet, and by
lots 2 and 5 of the aforesaid plan
and survey, and being the identical
lots conveyed by J. W. Nicholson
and wife to C. 0. Jordan by deed
dated Aug. 9, 1919, and recorded in
the office of the Register of Deeds
of Alamance County, in book 72, at
The sale of this land is made
subject to the taxes thereon.
This, December 23rd, 1936.
J. R. KENION,
Hurdle Mills, N. C.
IN THK SUPERIOR COURT
Before the Clerk.
W. Luther Cates, Administrator C.
T. A. of W. D. Woods, deceased.
Annie I. Andrews and husband, R.
C. Andrews, Magggie Elizabeth
Pettlgrew and husband W.J. Pet
tigrew, Madge Woods, Joseph
Woods, "Nena Woods Dosier and
husband, Ebenezar Dosier, Richard
Woods and Joseph S.Holt, a gen
eral guardian of said Richard
Woods and Roena C. Woods,
widow of W. D. Woods.
The defendants, Maggie Elizabeth
Pettigrew and husband, W. J.Pet
tigrew, Nena Woods Dosier and
husband, Ebenezar Dosier, devisees
and heirs at law and next of kin
of said W.D.Woods, will take no
tice that a special proceeding en
titled as above has been commenc
ed in the Superior Court of Ala -
mance County, North Carolina for
purpose of selling the land of the
said W D. Woods, deceased to make
assets to pay devisees and to carry
out the provision of the will of
the said W.D.Woods and to make
partition among the devisees 1 n
said will and the said defendants
win take notice that they have
been made parties of the said ac -
tion and are required to appear at
the office of the Superior Cour^ of
Alamance County at the court
house In Graham, North Carolina
on the 16th day of February, 19J7,
and answer or demur the petition
In the said proceeding or the peti
tioner will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in said petition.
This the S day of January, 1?1T.
Assistant Clerk Superior Court,
Wb. L, Rgbinson, Atty,