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Rowan Vets Demand Immediate Bonus Payment
Only Two Of 15 Posts
Back National Depart
ment In Voting Over the
State; Samuel C. Hart
Post Votes' 173 To 4 In
Favor Of Payment.
KENT W. GOLEY
Former Commander Re
signs To Enter The Race
for County Sheriff; Suc
ceeded By A Veteran
Who Has Long Been Ac
tive In Legion Circles.
At a meeting of the Samuel C. Hart
Post of the American Legion held the
past Monday night, members and
Rowan veterans voted 173 to 4 in fa
vor of immediate payment of the bon
us. The ex-service men of Rowan
county were invited to meet and vote
with the legion members in order that
the sentiment of this entire section
could be ascertained.
Kent W. Goley, who has long been
active in legion circles, was elected
commander of the legion to replace
J. H. McKenzie, who, in keeping with
the non-political spirit of the organ
ization, resigned in order that he
might enter the race for sheriff of
Following is a report of the various
legion posts in the state which held
simultaneous meetings Monday to vote
on the soldiers’ bonus. Scattered re
turns from the post meetings indicat
ed an overwhelming majority in fa
vor of immediate payment.
Cash payment of the soldiers’ bonus
would mean that World war veterans
of the state would receive $3 8,804,
Winston-Lieutenant Governor R.
T. Fountain, a candidate for the dem
ocratic nomination for governor, said
here today he was in favor of immed
ite payment of the soldiers’ bonus.
Gastonia—Gaston post No. 23, Am
erican Legion, one of the largest in
the state, voted unanimously tonight,
at the conclusion of an hour of speech
making, for the immediate payment
of the bonus in cash without any ifs
and ands attached to the resolution on
Statesville—Hurst Turner post, Am
erican Legion, in meeting tonight at
the hut, voted 111 for immediate pay
ment of the bonus, and four against
Tarboro—Eason Tinney post, Am
erican Legion, tonight voted 65 to six
in favor of immediate cash bonus
New Bern—The local American Le
gion post tonight decided to obtain a
100 per cent vote by mail instead of
voting in session.
Asheville—C. W. Francy post No.
70, American Legion, Oteen, today
telegraphed an appeal to Henry L.
Stevens, national Legion commander,
Washington, D. C., to attempt to de
feat the "omnibus bill for economy,
insofar as it would affect disabled vet
Chapel Hill—The local American
Legion post, with State Commander
Henry C. Bourne of Tarboro as a
guest, voted 43 to 19 tonight in fa
vor of immediate cash bonus pay
ment, with seven not voting.
Waxhaw—Members of Charles Mc
Guirt Post No. 208 of the American
Legion in a rousing meeting here to
night, unanimously and enthusiasti
cally went on record in favor of im
mediate payment in full of adjusted
service certificates by the federal gov
Burlington—Opposition to immed
iate cash payment of the bonus was
voted here tonight by the Walter B.
Ellis post of the American Legion.
Wilmington—At the meeting of the
local American Legion post tonight
only two, out of approximately 250
present, voted against immediate cash
A load of hay was seen crossing
Fifth avenue and the event received
Senator Alben W Barkley of
Kentucky has been chosen temporary
chairman of the Democratic National
Convention to meet in June, and will
deliver the “keynote” speech.
(This column published weekly in the
interest of the Ex-service men of
The Samuel C. Hart Post held a
special call meeting to discuss and vote
upon the subject of immediate pay
ment of the Adjusted Service Certifi
cates held by ex-service men. The
vote was 173 for and 4 against. The
speaker, Mr. Robert S. McNeill, of
Mocksville, made a very interesting
speech of the Legion and its purpose,
and was well received by his listeners.
The Post Membership will be glad to
have him come again.
Election of a commander to fill the
unexpired term of James McKenzie
was the only other business to come
before the meeting, Kent W. Goley,
1st vice commander, was raised to the
:ommandership, R. E. L. Niel, 2nd
Ace commander, to the first vice com
mandership, and Lawrence Haynes
elected to the 2nd vice commander’s
place. Both Goley and Niel were offi
cers prior to the election, Haynes be
ing elected for his first term, and is a
valuable addition to the Post’s officers.
We wish the new officers every suc
cess and hope that they will carry on
the Legon’s affairs as well as did the
retiring Commander McKenzie.
The Flag Escort attended the Spring
Tubilee at Kinston Thursday and re
port a very favorable reception and an
enjoyable time. This was the first pub
lic appearance of the Escort for 1932.
The Escort anticipates taking part in
other similar affairs during the season.
The Commander and the. Chairman
wish to impress upon the Legion mem
bership that any paid up member of
the local post is eligible to a place in
the Escort, and invites every Legion
naire to turn out and drill so that
they may be ready to go with the Es
cort on its trips to the various cities
during the season.
Don’t forget, gang, that our slogan
is Bryce Beard or Bust for Department
Commander. Let’s get together, work
and insure the election of Bryce to the
Commandery, bring State Headquar
ters to Salisbury for 1932-1933.
The Lance Corporal.
T. 1. LINN, ULAN
TAKEN BY DEATH
Funeral Services Field
Tuesday; Leading Mem
ber Of Local Bar For
Many Years, Dies Fol
An illness of several years brought
death Monday to Thomas C. Linn,
aged 72, prominent attorney in North
Carolina and dean of the Salisbury bar.
A week ago Mr. Linn underwent an
operation in a hospital here and since
that time until his death Monday
morning, he had been critically ill.
Funeral services were held Tuesday
afternoon from St. John’s Lutheran
church, of which he was a member.
Dr. M. L. Stirewalt, the pastor, offi
ciated, and burial followed in the
Chestnut Hill cemetery.
Mr. Linn was a native of Rowan
county and his activities in the state
covered a wide field.
For 40 years he was an attorney for
the Southern railway and he was di
vision counsel for a number of years.
He received his education at the
University of North Carolina and at
Pennsylvania college, now Gettysburg.
After returning here, he became sup
erintendent of schools in 1884 and
held the position two years.
For several terms he was mayor of
Salisbury. He was a city and county
attorney and member of the board of
water commissioners for 20 years.
Surviving are two sons, Stahle, and
Thomas C. Linn, Jr., a member of the
staff of the New York Times; and a
daughter, Miss Mary K. Linn, social
editor of The Salisbury Post. I
FRIDAY IS LIMIT
All Entries Must Be Filed
By That Day, Board
Chairman• Keminds En
All candidates for state or congres
sional offices must file their entries
on or before Friday, E. C. Gregory,
chairman of the Rowan county board
of elections, announced last night. The
entries must be filed with the state
board of elections.
Candidates for the board of county
commissioners, sheriff, register of
deeds, tax collector, and all candidates
for township constable—or any other
candidates for county or township of
fices—are required to file on or before
May 20, said Mr. Gregory. They must
file with the county board of elec
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