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LOU1SBURG, N. CAROLINA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER ?, 1033
EIGHT PAGES)
NUMBER 4a
Boone Re-Elect -
ed Chairman
W. N. Fuller Re-elected Au
ditor and Accountant ?
Minor Re-elected Jailor
And Janitor ? Draws Jury
For January ? Routine
Business
I The Board of County Commis
sioners met in regular session on
Monday with all present. Fol
lowing the opening formalities
business was transacted as fol
lows:
Reports of Miss Louise Weav
er , Home Agent, Supt. E. R. Rich
ardson. County Home. Mrs. J. F.
Mitchiner, Welfare Officer and
Dr. R. F. Yarborough, County
Health Officer, were received and
filed.
The Centerville Club, represen
ted by Mrs. T. R. Oupton and
Mrs. P. M. Sykes, was before the
Board in the interest of a com
munity building.
Jim Oreen was admitted to the
County Home.
The County Auditor was In
structed to send check to Caswell
Training School.
The following were placed on
outside pauper list: Louise King
at $3 per month, Ella Mitchell at
$3 per month, Sid Pearce at ?3
per month.
The County Auditor was In
structed to correct tax of J. T.
Collins and N. O. Pleasants.
Upon motion it was ordered
that bills of Dr. Yarboroough for
serlum up to $10 per month be
paid.
R. M. Minor was elected Jailor
and Janitor for twelve months at
the present salary.
With the assalstnce of the
? Sheriff the Board drew a Jury for
the January term of Franklin Su
perior Court.
County Auditor was instructed
to investigate title of the Spen
cer Bowden land and If all right
to sell to O. J. Collins.
Report of E. J. Morgan, Coun
ty Agent, was received and filed.
A formal motion, was passed di
recting the sale of certain prop
erty in Youngsville township.
Upon motion W. N. Fuller was
elected County Auditor and Ac
countant for the year 193#.
Upon motion T. W. Boone was
Te-?flected Chairman for the en
suing year.
After allowing a number of ac
counts the Board adjourned sub
ject to call of the Chairman.
List of Jurors
The following Is a list of Ju
Tors for the January term of
Franklin Superior Court:
Dunns ? Joe D. Stalllngs, E.
M. Harris, M. W. Beddlngfleld, J.
A. Ray, Bud Ray.
Harris ? W. R. Young.
Youngsville ? C. H. Roberts, J.
W. Murphy.
Franklinton ? W. J. Estes, A.
B. Cooke, E. T. Ayescue, James
B. Kearney.
Hayesvllle ? Jack T. Ayescue,
W. H. Wilder, W. A. Rowland, J.
T. Weldon.
Sandy Creek ? P. O. Murphy, J.
R. Parrish, J. C. Wester, S. H.
Foster, E. S. Merrltt, W. C. Joy
ner, C. E. Edens, N. H. Smith.
Gold Mine ? M. H. Griffin, Joe
Wood.
Cedar Rock ? L. O. Tharring
ton, J. F. Mitchell.
Cypress Creek ? A. E. Spivey.
Louisburg ? J. S. Sherrod, Ben
nie A. Gupton, R. F. Yarborough,
Jr., R. C. Beck.
?'
Oxford Orphans
at Gold Sand
The TIMES is requested to
state that the Oxford Orphanage
Singing Class wilt be at Oold Sand
School and present a concert on
Monday night. December 9th, at
8 o'clock. The program gives
promise of being full of enter
tainment and Instruction and aH
are invited to go out and hear
the little ones. ?
Program At The
Louisburg Theatre
The followlat U> the program
at the Louisburg Theatre begin
ning Saturday, Dec. 7th:
Saturday ? John Wayne in
"Westward Ho," also Our Gang
Follies of 1936 and serial.
Sunday ? Jack Benny and Una
Merkel, Ted Healey and Nat Pen
dleton in "It's In The Air."
Monday -r- James Dunn and
Claire Dodd in "The Payoff.
Tuesday ? ?_ Lawrence Tibbett
and Vrglnla Bruce in "Metropol
? I tan." - i
Wednesday ? Lawrence OrA
and Mary Carlisle In "The Olf
Homestead," comedy . and serial!/
Thursday ? Rochelle HudgntjL
and Henry Fonda In "Way Dowif
Bast." . p
4 Friday ? Return engagement.
Jos E. Brown In "Bright Lights)'
TAYLOR W. BOONE
| Who was re-elected Chairman of
the Board of County Commission
ers for the ensuing year on Mon
day without opposition. Mr.
I Boone has made an exceptionally
| fine Chairman and member of the
I Board.
i_
Louisburg Toy
Missions Offers
Free Matinee
Any child of any age can see
a moving picture show next Satur
day morning at 10:30, free, except
for bringing one toy, old, broken,
or new.
The show will be held in the
Louisburg Theatre, and we have
been assured it will be suitable
for youth's entertainment. Short
features and one full-length pic
ture make up the program. Mr.
R. Glenn Davis, local manager of
the Louisburg Theatre, makes this
contribution of a free show as his
part in helping the Louisburg Toy
Mission. i <
Last year, as a help to Santa
Claus, about 250 or 300 repaired
and repainted toys were distribut
ed to underprivileged Franklin
County children, white and color
ed. We hope to distribute as
many as 500 toys this year.
Come next Saturday morning,
or send your toys, 10:30? Dec. 7,
Louiisburg _ Theatre. Volunteer
helpers are desired to aid in fix
ing and painting the toys that
are given at the matinee. We
want to make this a community
wide and county-wide affair.
With Resettlement
Mrfc. J. A. Pearce, popular Do
mestic Science teacher at Gold
Sand High School, resigned her
position the past week to accept
a position with the Resettlement
organization. Her work will be
along similar lines with the Home
Demonstration Agent, among the
people in Franklin County need
ing information and connected
with the resettlement work.
Franklin County has been assign
ed to her with headquarters in
Louisburg. She entered upon
her new duties Monday morning.
Mrs. Pea re#* is well qualified for
this position and her selection
was a recognition of the splendid
work she has been doing.
Folklore Society Meets
The Forklore Society this year
is studying the Influence the
Ghost, Haunt and Witch beliefs
have had upon pur learning,
coulture and religion.
'This will be the subject of the
President's annual address at the
annual meeting to be held In
Raleigh, December 4 to 6th at
the Sir Walter Hotel. The pub
lic is invited to attend the ses
sions of this meeting and Frank
lin County people are urged to
attend.
:
COTTON FOR HOME USE
An amendment to the Bank
head Act provides that a mini
mum of 110 pounds of lint cotton
may be used for home use. Cer
tificates for this special tax-ex
empt cotton may be gotten upon
application at the County Agent's
office. Only one application will
be accepted from each farm.
Foster-Leonard
Announcement has been made
of the marriage of Miss Delta
Louise Leonard to Joseph James
Foster on Wednesday, Nov. 27,
at Sandy Creek Baptist Church,
with1 Rev. J. F. Roach, of Norllna
officiating.
Mrs. Foster Is the daughter of
Mr. Willie P. Leonard and the
late Mollie House Leonard.
Mr. Foster la the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Wade Hampton Foster,
of Lontsbnrg, Route 2.
ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED
yi"'* .
Hr. and Mrs. William Thomas
Willltta" announce the engage
ment of their daughter, Louise, to
i Dr. John Decatur Engle, of Haxel
ton. Pa. The wedding well be con
summated In the near future,
I
Mipe Labor Move
WA8HtNGTON . . . The eyes or
labor are upon John L. Lewis, presi-J
dent of the United Mine Workers of
1 America, who resigned suddenly as
a vice-president of the American
i Federation of Labor. Lewis will keep,!
i his union within the federation, it
is said, but will continue tight for
'.industrial form of uulou.
Paul B. Griffin Dies
One of Louisburg's Most
Popular Citizens Passes
At Park View Hospital
Mr. Paul B. Griffin, one of
L^uisburg's oldest and most pop
lar citizens died at Parkview,
hospital in Rocky Mount Monday
morning at 6 o'clock following
several days serious illness. He
was 63 years of age and besides1
his wife, he leaves four sons,'
j Messrs. Graham F. Griffin, of
Durham, P. B Griffin, Jr., of
1 Norfolk, Senator Edward F. Grif
fin and Mr. George I. Griffin, of
Louisburg, and one daughter,
; Mrs. W. J. Liles, of Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. Griffin was born and raised
on a farm in Gold Mine township,
coming to Louisburg in the 90's
and becoming identified with the
mercantile life of the town and
! county in which he prospered and
his business enlarged. He was
' also prominently connected with
the lumber industry of the coun
ty. }n 1909 he was appointed
Treasurer for Franklin County
by the Board of County Commis
sioners to fill out the unexpired
term of the late J. A. (Dolly) I
I Thomas, and was repeatedly elec-J
ted to succeed himself until the
office was abolished many years
later. He was a member of the
Louisburg Baptist Church and
the Louisburg Masonic Order and
; was always interested in any re
ligious or civic movement. He
possessed an ease of manner and
magneU""* personality that attrac
ted thAoBfith whom he came in
contactr^^lch accounted for his
wide popularity.
The funeral was held from the
home of the deceased on Nasli!
Street Wednesday morning and
was conducted by Rev. D. P. Har
ris. pastor of the deceased, and
Rev. O. P. FitzGerald, pastor of
the Loulsburg Methodist Church,
in the presence of a large num
ber of sorrowing relatives and
I friends and the interment was
made in Oaklawn cemetery.
The pall barers were as fol
jlows: Active ? O. C. Hill, N. L. |
Moseley, George W. Ford, O. Y.
jYarboro, L. L. Joyner, S. P. Bod
dle. Honorary- ? J. W. Perry, Dr.
S. P. Burt, E. R. Allen. F. H. Al
len. W. H. Allen, P. R. White,
,Q. S. Leonard, G. W. Murphy, W.
J. Coofcfer, Rev. E. H. Davis, E.
A. Kemp, R. A. Pearce, C. C.|
Collins, M. C. Pleasants, F. RJ
Pleasants, F. B. Leonard, J. S.
Lancaster, J. R. Collie, K. P.
Hill, Perry Wheeler, W. B. Tuck
er, J. H. Boone, E. H. Malone, L.
W. Parrish, A. W. Person, W. R.
| Mills, M. C. Murphy, J. 8. Dennis, I
J. M. Batchelor, S. Z. Downey, B.
H. Meadows, J. S. Howell, A. B.
Allen, J. W. Weaver, J. L. Pal-j
mer, R. C. Beck, M. S. Clifton, J.
R. Oantt, G. J. Haler, D. F. Mc-|
Kinne, M. McKinne. Graham Per
son, S. C. Foster, B. F. Wood, L. j
J. Pemell, C. W. Lea, Cary How
ard, J. A. Hodges, R. W. Smith-'
wick, C< R. Sykes, Dr. H. H.
Johnson.
The following had charge of
the floral offerings which was es-j
pecially large and pretty, speak-'
log silently the love and high es
teem he enjoyd: Dorothy Den
nis, Lucy Leonard, Mrs. H. C.
Taylor, Jr., Mrs. 'Jim Batchelor.
Mrs. W. N. Fuller, Jr., Felicia Al- j
ten, Hazfel White, Emily Bottl
more, Drusa Wllker, Pig Beck.
The bereaved family and rela-l
tives have the deepest sympathy .
of th? entire community.
Social Service Agencies
There.ylU 6e_a meeting of the
Social pervict TOfeVcies. in the
Louisbnrg Theatre, Sunday. De
cember, 15th, at 4:30. Church
organizations. Parent-Teacher As
sociations, American Legion and
Auxiliary, Kiwanis, Masonic and
Junior Lodgfli, Women's Clubs
are urged to atttibd.
A Christmas' program Will be
presented. TbeM organizations
are asked to Cooj*u*te with the
Welfare departmenf'in bringing
cheer to the old people.
Rev. Frank Pulley, Chairman
Mrs. M. M. Person, V.-Chalr.,
Mrs. E. F Oi'lffln. Sec'y.
Recorder's Court
Franklin Recorder's Court held
two long and busy sessions t last
week and this week, both total
ing around gifcty odd cases. The
dockets were disposed of as fol
lows, the first being Tuesday's
docket:
Marvin Bowden, unlawful pos
session of whiskey* and operating
automobile intoxicated, execution
of judgment of Nov. 26 ordered,
4 months on roads. Appeal.
James Wiggins, abandonment,
not guilty.
B. C. Smith was found guilty
of operating automobile intoxica
ted, and given 60 days on road<*,
upon payment of $50 fine and
costs execution of road sentence
stayed. Not to operate car in 12;
months.
Wilson Ball was found guilty;
of violating prohibition law, and
fined Izo and costs,
A nolle pros with leave was ta-|
ken in the case of non-support j
against Hog Stallings.
O. V. Leigh was found not!
guilty of violating prohibition
law.
Marvin Bowden was found guil
ty of public drunkenness and op
erating an automobile intoxicated
and was given 4 months on i
road. Appeal.
Kemp Moore plead guilty to
unlawful possession of whiskey,
to be discharged upon payment of
fine of $10 and costs.
G. B. Bell, Laddie Upchurch
and Donnie Bell, larceny from
person and assault, transferred
to Superior Court.
Haj Green plead guilty to reck
less driving and was given 60
days on roads; upon payment of
$20 fine and costs road sentence
stayed. ?
Willie Gray Moore was found
guilty of violating prohibition
law. and was given 6 months on
roads.
Henry Hayes was found guilty
of non-support, prayer for judg
ment continued.
Aurice Edwards was found
guilty of assault with deadly wea
pon and fined (10 and costs. Ap
peal.
E. "W. Weaver, operating auto
mobile Intoxicated, violating pro
hibition law, continued.
S. C. Joyner, operating auto
mobile Intoxicated and violating
prohibition law. continued.
Joseph N. Knight, operating
automobile intoxicated and viola
ting prohibition law. Continued.
William A. Tant was found _
gifilty of unlawful possession of '
whiskey, prayer fqr Judgment
continued.
Walter L. House was found
guilty of unlawful possession of
whiskey, prayer for Judgment
continued,
Samuel Boone was fot^nd guilty
of f and a and given 60'\days on
roads, upon payment of costs
judgment suspended.
Pauline Debnam Perry was
found guilty of f and a and was
given 30 days in Jail, upon pay
ment of costs judgment suspend
ed.
Pauline Debnam Perry was
found not guilty of carrying con
cealed weapons.
Tom Holden, assault with dead
ly weapon, continued.
Petsy Holden, assault with
deadly weapon, continued.
Willie Rodwell was found not
guilty of violating hunting law.
Bud Davis, assault on female,
continued.
Owen Wheless was found not
guilty of assault.
Sam Rice, operating automo
bile Intoxicated, jury demanded
and continued.
Lester Pearce plead guilty to
operating automobile intoxicated
and was given 60 days on roads
Upon payment of $50 line and
costs execution of road sentence
stayed. Not to drive car for 12 1
months.
Charlie Prlvett, Vester Pearce,
arson, sent to Superior Court.
James Thompson, using profane
language on highway, not guilty.
James Thompson, disorderly
conduct, not guilty.
The following cases were dis
posed of on Nov. 26th, 1936:
W. A. Watklns, continued on
former order.
Marvin Bowden plead guilty to
unlawful possession of whiskey
and operating automobile intoxi
cated, 4 months on roads. Upon
payment of $50 and costs road
sentence stayed. Not to operate
cm* for months. I
Dewer Adams not guilty of
carrying concealed weapons.
Merrlmon Kearney, abandon
ment, continued.
Clyde Wtlkins, not guilty ofi
assault with deadly weapon.
Ale* Bailey, operating automo
bile intoxicated, continued under
former order.
James Wiggins, abandonment,
continued.
B. C. Smith, operating automo
bile intoxicated, continued.
Willie Prank Roberts was
found guilty of carrying conceal
ed weapons and assault with
deadly weapons, 18 months on
roads.
Edgar Mitchell plead guilty to
operating automobile Intoxicated
and was given 60 days on roads,
Judgment suspended upon pay
ment of ISO fine and costs. Not
to operate car for 12 months.
R. W. Fowler was found not
(Continued on page four)
Warm Springs Greet Their Illustrious Guest [
WARM SPRINGS, G*. . . . Patients in the Warm Spring Foundation here
iook forward through the year to the arrival of thejr illustrious toaatmasteri
President Roosevelt, for their Thanksgiving Day dinner. Photo bhow? the
'joyful greetings of the little folks upon the arrival of the President last
week, for his annual aojourn with them over Thanksgiving.
Study Motor Rates
The Board of Town Commis-|
sioners met in regular session
Tuesday night.
Upon roll call all members were
present except W. B. Barrow and |
W. J. Cooper.
The minutes of previous meet
ings were read and approved.
The monthly reports of the
Town Clerk. Tax Collections, and
Chief of Police were read and ap
proved.
A motion prevailed, "That the
Light & Water Committee make
a study of the prevailing electric
rates on motors, and to report to
the Board with it's recommenda
tions relative to the present rates,
at a future meeting of the Board."
The Clerk was instructed to
write to Dr. A. D. Wilcox in re
ference to the delinquent paving i
assessments that are owed to the:
Town of Loui8burg. by Louisburgi
College.
Mayor W. C. Webb and Com-i
missioner J. S .Howell, were ap-'
pointed as a Special Committee to
interview Mr. Philip Whitley, Dis
trict Director of the W. P. A.
The Committee was instructed to
attempt to secure the approval i
and execution of the W. P. A.
project filed by the Town of Lou
isburg. for street improvements.
After approving a number of'
accounts the Board adjourned.
Tobacco Market
" "The Louisburg tobacco market
will hot, close for the Christmas
holidays iaintif Dec. 18th. AUj
those wishing to aell their tobac
co before holidays should bear
this in mind.
Tobacco the past week has I
been bringing fairly good prices
and quite a lot of the weed has ?
been sold. Louisburg Is main
taining its position with other
markets In selling for the high
dollar. Bring your -tobacco on
to Louisburg.
Dial System
The local telephone exchange
changed the local telephone sys
tem from the non-rign-as-you call
to the dial system on Thursday of
last week. While some are experi
encing some little trouble In be
coming accustomed to the new
order It It generally accepted as
satisfactory and ?U> are being
entered without delay.
Fire
The fire Monday morning was
at the residence of Mr. P. 8.
Allen In the apartment- of Mrs.
Shiffield, where a* oil coolc stove
went bad. The fife- Was exting
uished before any serious damage
was done, the fire department
having arrived In time to save
any further damage than smoke,
which was estimated at about J50.
VANCE LIQUOR STORE
SHOW MbUNTIttO SALES
Uenderson, Dec. 3. ? Mounting
higher are sales of the Vance
County Uquor store. Figures for
November today showed $31,351
taken In last month. Saturday be
fore Thanksgiving leads in a
single day's sales with $2,374.85.
The grand total for all five
months since the opening shows
saleB to be 1114,662.35.
"Scout Court Of Honor"
Mr. Claude Humphries, our Boy i
8cout Executive from Durham,
will hold a Court of Honor and
business meeting Sunday P. M.
at M. E. Church at 2:30. He
wishes to organise a Scout Troop
In each High School in Franklin
County. Those who are interested
in this work for boys are Invited
to come and brine your friends.
"The Payoff"
Thrilling Drama of News
papers at Louisburg Thea
tre Monday, Dec. 9th.
"The Payoff," First National's
latest newspaper drama, comes to
Louisburg Theatre Monday, Dec.
9th, with a tri-star cast, includ
ing James Dunn, Claire Dodd and
Patricia Ellis.
The picture is entirely differ
ent from its predecessors in the
newspaper field, centering about
the activities of an honest sports
writer, his contact with the
gambling fraternity, and his love
affairs, which, incidentally, fur
nish a new twist to the triangu
lar romance.
The picture is based on the
story by George Bricker, for
many years a newspaper writer,
and depicts all the thrills and
glamor and excitement in the
work of a reporter who is con
stantly threatened by gamblers
who try to bribe-and intimidate
him. -
James Dunn has the role of the
sports writer. Cljaire Dodd is the
selfish wife and Patricia Ellis a
newspaper woman genuinely in
love with him. Dunn is fired from
his job when he leases in his at
tack on the ace gambler, a part
played by Alan Dinehart, and Is
practically down and out when
Frankie Darro, as a< Jockey whom
he had befriended tips him off to
a frame-up in the big race of the
season.
Robert Florey directed the pic
ture afrom the screen play by
George Bricker and Joel Sayre.
Miss Stallings
Sport Editor
Greensboro, Dec. 2. ? Miss Nell
Stallings, of Loulsburg, Is sports
editor of "The Carolinian," week
ly student newspaper at tbe Wom
an's College of the University of
North Carolina, where she is a
student, Miss Elizabeth Yates, of
Greensboro, is editor-in-chief of
the publication.
With a complete staff of 71
students, "The Carolinian" has
27 editors, 33 reporters, a busi
ness staff of nine, and two Btu
dents are in charge of circulating
the paper among the students,
numbering 1,528 and among mem
bers of the faculty.
X'mas Seals
The Tuberculorls Christmas
Seal Sale was launched on
Thanksgiving. It is generally
known that this seal sale is for
the benefit of the tubercular in
Franklin.. County. It is an act of
human ktbdness to buy these
^eate. They are decorated and
printed and wherever used, on
packages or letters, they typify
kindness. Don't refuse to buy
from th? children.
ST PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
OHU&OH
Next Sunday being the second
Sunday, there will be an evening
service at 7:30 o'dock. Please
note the change in the hour. The
2nd Sunday In Advent this year
has been designated as Universal
Bible Sunday; this will be em
phasized 14 our worship that day.
Sunday School and T. P. S, L.
meet at the usual hoars.
Choir rehearses Thursday night
at 7.30, at the home of Mr. Mc
Kinne. Junior Choir ?t 10:00
Saturday morning, home of Miss
Joyner.
Visitors always welcome.
Mora than 95 percent ot the
tobacco growers in Columbus
County have signed the new crop
adjustment contract. .
VHAMlNtil&M
Wushington, December 3. ? Of
ficial Washington is displaying
great interest in Presidential polls
these days. The one that has at
tracted the most attention is the
poll recently completed by news
papers served by Publishers Auto
caster Service, which, reflecting
as it does rural and small-town
opinion exclusively, is regarded
as highly significant. If there
were a wide variation between,
the results shown by the different
efforts to get at a cross-section of
national political views at this
time, Washington might not be
so interested. But when the Auto
caster poll, the Literary Digest
poll, so far as its preliminary re
sults have been disclosed, the Gal
lup poll, and the poll taken a
short time ago by Robert J. Lucas,
all agree within a fraction of one
percent, and every one of theni
shows a marked decline in the
strength of President Roosevelt's
support, the total effect is impres
sive.
All the polls agree in giving
Mr. Roosevelt still the best of it,
by approximately 53 percent to
47 percent. Even the most opti
mistic of the Administration's poli
tical soothsayers are now conced
ing more or less openly that it
looks us if it would be a close elec
tion in 1936. However, a lot of
things can happen in a year. .
r rum m*lT ?;ii
Some of the things which the
ProsUteat's friends are hoping will
happen are a strong up-swing in
business conditions, the failure of
the Opposition to develop real
leadership and a subsidence of
the third party agitation. The
latter contingency, as things look
now, can probably be dismissed
as unlikely to be strongly enough
concentrated anywhere to affect
the electoral vote.
As to leadership In the Repub
lican Party, something may deve
lop at the annual meeting of tho
Republican National Committee
to be held here this month, which
will clarify the issues upon which
the Opposition will, make its
stand. The man who succeeds ii*
putting forward a program on
which all Republicans can unite
will certainly show evidence of
leadership. How to overcome the
political effect of the AAA with
out losing great blocks of farm
votes is a puzzle to which no Re
publican political Reader has so
far given the answer.
The strongest element in Mr.
Roosevelt's favor, as matters now
stand, is that business is definit?
| ly improving and that all the signs
point to further improvement.
The stock market boom is not re
garded here as dangerous. Gover
nor Eccles of the Federal Reserve
Board pointed out the other day
that it would not become danger
ous until stock .market specula
tion reached the point where it
was being done on borrowed
money. At present, he pointed out,
transactions on the stock exchange
are on a cash basis, and the Fed
eral Reserve has ample power to
check any inflation of credit such
as caused the market collapse in
1929.
Retrenchment Forecast
The Administration is very
clearly determined to begin a pol
icy of retrenchment of govern
mental expenditures. The state
ment by Representative James P.
Buchanan, of Texas, Chairman of
the House Committee on Appro
priation. after his conferences
last week with the Presiden? at
Warm Springs, that he was pre
paring to make the strongest fight
of his life for economy, and that
there was reason to believe that
the deficit could be reduced to
not more than $500,000,000 for
the next fiscal year, is accepted
here as a genuine expression of
intention, on the part of a man
who wields great power in Con
gress.
. ret there is never any telling
what any Congress may do. The
reasonable certainty that a veter
ans' bonus bill will be enacted Is
a matter of some concern. If a
plan for settling the veterans'
claims with reasonably long-term
bonds can be put through. It will
not materia I ly affect the annaat
budget, but many returning mem
bers are bringing back reports of
demands for cash instead of bonds
and that may be one of the big
issues to be fooght out on the
floor of Congress.
? The tongue of gossip is as ac
tive as ever on the matter of Cab
inet changes. The latest rumors
would shift Secretary Roper to ?
the Post Office Department and
George Peek from his rather
anomalous position In the Btite
Department to Secretary of Com
merce. The President want* to
keep Peek In the Administration.
It is more than whispered that
he wonld like to have Secretary
Idles out of the Administration.
Also, very strong pressure la be
ing put upon the President to set
rid of Dr. Tugwell, who no longer
functions aa Under Secretary t of
Agriculture, although he retains
the title.
    

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