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FOUNDED 1832 101ST YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1934. VOL 101 NO. 29. PRICE 2 CENTS.
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Win borne Sets March 8 For
Committee Meeting
TO BE HELD IN RALEIGH
Several Prominent Democratic
Leaders Mentioned as Suc
cessor to Gardner.
Marion—J. Wallace Winborne,
the State Democratic Chairman,
issued a call for a meeting of the
State Democratic Executive Com
mittee to be held1 in the hall of the
jnouse ui ivcpresciiLa Lives in liic
Capitol Building in the City ot
Raleigh, On Thursday, March 8th
at 8 o’clock P. M. The purposes of
:he meeting are stated as follows:
(1) The naming of (a) dates for
holding precinct meetings and
county conventions and (b) the
time and place of holding the State
Democratic Convention; (2) laK
ing action on resignation of Honor
able O. Max Gardner as National
Committeeman; and (3) Transact
ing such other business as may
properly come before the Execu
tve Committee for consideration at
that time.
The meeting of the state execu
tive committee will be awaited
with unusual interest this year be
cause of the fact that a new na
tional committeeman is to be elect
ed to succeed Mr. Gardner, who re
signed when his private law practice
cook him to Washington, where
ie expcts to be more or less per
nanently located, and he felt that
ie should not continue to serve as
:d to succeed Mr. Gardner, who re-J
Several prominent Tar Heels have
seen mentioned for the place, among
them former Senator Cameron
Morrison. C. T.. Shuninv ot Greens
boro, J. O. Carr of Wilmington now
district attorney in eastern North
Carolina, Governor Ehrir.ghuis and
possibly a few' others. Mr. Carr's
appointment as district attorney is
expected to eliminate him from fur
ther consideration Mr. Morrison is
thought not to desire the place
again, which he held for a numbe.
of years, and the general belief is
that Mr. Shuping has the best
chance of being named.
Chairman Winborne also address
ed a letter to all members of the
Democratic State Executive Com
mittee and to all Democratic
County Chairmen in which he gives
full approval to the Jackson Day
Dinner celebration of the Young
Democratic t^Iubs ot iNortn ^aro
lina on March 31st. After having
conferred with Mrs. Ney Evans,
State President of th Young Demo
cratic Clubs, with reference to the
plans and purposes of the gathering,
Mr. Winborne’s letter states:
"It is the desire and ambition of
the Young Democrats to make the
Jackson Day Dinner a traditional
patty event in the years to come,
and through this means to make a
real contribution to the Democratic
Party. It is desired that the coming
event will be a rousing party rally
and that all Democrats feel an in
terest in it and give full coopera
tion to make it an enjoyable and
beneficial party gatherng.
"In 1932 the Young Democrtic
leaders and organizations gave un
selfish support and cooperation and
heartily responded to every call in
the campaign directed by me as
State Chairman, and' thereby ren
dered a most splendid and valuable
service toward attaining the un
precedented party victory in which
all Democrats had a hand and of
which all may rightly claim a part.”
GOOD
MORNING
Abie—"Papa, what is science?
Papa—"Don’t be dumb like that,
Abie! Signs are those things vot
says, sure as—' No Parking,’ or
'New Laid Eggs, 2Sc a dozen.’ ”
THE OTHER SIDE
Willie: "Mamma, am I descend
ed from the monkey tribe?
Mamma: "I’m not sure, Willie,
I never met any of your father’s
folks.” 5
RIGHT IN THE END
Lady (at busy street corner): "I
certainly shall cross, officer. I’ve
■ as much right on this street as that
......~i, ”
| Officer: "Sure you have, lady
—bur leave me ycur name and ad
dress before you start.’’
stampede
A lady motorist was driving a
long a country road when she spied
a couple of repair men climbing
telephone poles. "Fools!” she ex
claimed to her companions, "They
must think I never drove a car be
fore.”
THE MODERN WAY
Herbert: "Arthur hasn’t been
lout for three weeks.”
Flora: "Has he turned over
a new leaf?”
Herbert: "No he’s turned over
a new car.”
LARGE MEASURE
Willie: "How many peanuts for
a penny?”
Grocer’s Son: "Oh a hand
ful.”
Willie: "I’ll fake a penny’s
worth but let your father get ’e .1
for me, please.”
"Mommer what becomes of an
automobile when it gets too old to
run any more?”
"Why, somebody sells it to your
pa, dearie, for a used car as good
as new.”
"What is the mortar board 1
hear-mentioned so often?” asked
the little girl.
"I’ll try to explain,’ said Miss
| Cayenne, "altho it is a slightly
1 complicated matter. A mortar
I board carried by a builder often
has cement on top and worn by
|a college professor often has con
| crete under it.’’
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In a wedding write-up it is cus
i tomary to say the bride was led to
Ithe altar but it is not recorded
, down here in southern Indiana
I that a bride ever pulled back.
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Lady motorist—"But really it
wasn’t my fault. I put out my
hand” ,
Gallant Irishman—"Sure, me
darlin’, ’tis your hand that’s so
small I didn’t see it at all.”
hthefls mother was tryng to
! spray her throat with the atomiz
;er, but met with considerable op
j position from the small victim. "I
wouldn’t mind it so much,” said
Ethel, "if you would let me honk
it myself.’’
One of the clerks at the employ
ment agency was a bit of a wit
and he was preparing to gain i
laugh at the expense of the next in
the line.
"Where were you born?” he ask
ed the man, a Scotchman.
"Glasca,” was the deply.
"Glasgow! Whatever for?” con
tinued the funny one.
"I wanted to be near mother,’
said the other with devastating
I mockness.
Do You Know The Answer?
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1 Can Filipinos enlist in th(
U. S.- army?
2. Can water be burned?
3. Where is Biarritz?
4. How often are Olympic
games held?
5. Who is called the fathej
modern surgery?
6. What is gold bullion?
7. In what ocean are the Mid
way Islands?
8. Are American Indians citi
zens of the United States?
9. Give the date of the San
Francisco earthquake and fire.
10. What do the initials E. G
stand for?
WARNS OF BLEND
PERIL—Ulcers, can
cer and other internal
disorders lurk in liq
uor blended of raw
whiskey or unpurified
alcohol, Dr. H. S.
Martland, chief medi
cal examiner for New
ark and Essex Coun
ty, N. J., warned this
week. Blends of whis
kies over four y<|ars
i old, or using pure neu
tral spirits, however,
received his O. K.
[ SUED FOR DIVORCE
—Lady Ashley, wife
of the heir of the Earl
of Shaftsbury and
whose name has been
coupled with that of
Douglas Fairbanks,
Sr., has been sued for
divorce. Fairbanks
has also been served
in the case. Photo
shows the former ac
tress at'the time of
her wedding.
| JUNE BREWSTER.
I new screen star, en
1 joys a winter vaca
3 tion, from her strenu
| ous production sched
kuI•, on a favorite
southern beach.
[CAPTIVE Mfcfcio v.Mf'iuK . . . utteen
lyears ago Charles Hale (left) was a sergeant
in the Canadian army and Joe Orning (right)
a private in the German forces. Hale cap
tured Orning in the battle of Champagne.
This week they met for the first time on a
CWA street repair job and knew each other
immediately.
£ MAKING SURE
Armed guards keep
f* careful watch on the en*
trance to- the Indiana
jail where John Diltin
ger, notorious- desper
ado, is confined while
waiting trial on charges
of murdering a police
man. daring a bank
holdup, one of the many
crimes with which hr
has b-en linked.
LANNY ROSS, star of
Captain Henry’s M~x
well house show* it.
who is in HoMyw 3d
making a series o, pic
tures.
! “Farmer Bob” Enjoys
One of Busiest Weeks
Of His Long Career
i Washington—Speaking of hard
I work, anyone interested in the sub
ject should have looked in this last
jweek on "Farmer Bob” Doughton,
Chairman of the powerful Ways
and Means Committee of the FFouse.
Reputedly, the hardest working
Congressman in Washington, Mr.
Doughton, who has represented the
ninth Congressional District for 23
years, has just completed one of
the busiest and most productive
weeks in his career.
Flis activities for the week in
! eluded:
Completion of the 1934 Revenue
Bill, following six months exhaus
tive study and investigation by the
Ways and Means Committee of
which he is chairman. Two of the
outstanding provisions of the bill
irp* Pircf- rprspol fhp hnnk
check tax. Second, lowering the
rates of second class mail matter,
whereby newspapers, magazines and
distributors of advertising matter!
will benefit by the return of the
rates prior to 1932. Both of these
provisions were sponsored by Mr.
Dough ton; in fact, they were his
'"hobbies”. The new revenue!
measure, by plugging loopholes! and
leaks in the tax system of the coun
try, will increase the revenue of the
Government approximately $300,
000,000 without the imposition of
any new taxes.
Introduction of the 1934 Reve
nue Bill in the House.
Attended conference and deliver
ed an address Tuesday in Baltimore
before the National Park Service!
Association and effectively urged
the construction of the Southern'
Appalachian Highway as proposed)
by the North Carolina Highway
Department.
Mr. Doughton, accompanied by
Governor Ehringhaus, conferred
with President Roosevelt in connec
tion with the proposed park-to-park
scenic highway in Western North
Carolina, presenting the President
with a huge bound album contain
ing pictures of the natural beauty
along the route proposed for the
park-to-park highway
Conferred with President Roose
velt and Secretary of the Interior,[
Ickes, urging the rotation of the'
work of the CWA and PWA in
North Carolina
Aside from matters of state,
Mr. Doughton, with Mrs. Dough
ton attended a social function at
the White House upon the invita
tion of the President and Mrs
xvooseveiu.
Mr. Doughton, in addition to
presiding over the daily sessions of
the Ways and Means Committee,
also performed1 his official duties
on the floor of the House, held
daily conferences with representa
tives of the press, received various
delegations from North Carolina
with respect to different State pro
jects, as well as groups and indi
viduals from all over the country
in connection with the new tax bill
and proposed or pending legisla
tion, and visited the Departments
daily in behalf of the interests of
his constituents.
Personally -dictated answers to
his daily avalanche of mail.
And at the close of the week,
despite the fact he had! put in more
than 15 hours of strenuous work
daily—he wasn’t even tired!
Air Mail Contracts
Voided
President Roosevelt on Friday
issued an excutive order which
annual the existing air mail con
tracts of twelve concerns holding
them. This action follows evi
dence, obtained through a senate
committee which showd fraud
and collusion. The order is ex
pected to be effective within the
week, when army planes will be
assigned to the work of carrying
mails to avoid lapse. The present
contracting firms are denied privi
lege of placing bids when new
awards are made.
World Bowling Record
CLEVELAND: . . . With thre*
games of 238, 239 and 248, Mrs
Joan Radtkin, shattered the women’s
world bowling record with a 775
series. The former three-game high
for women was 759 by Mrs. Floretta
McCutcheon in 1927
NEWS
BRIEFS
N. C. BANKS COLLECT $275,96
NORTH CAROLINA
BANKS COLLECT $275,961
In January collections on loans
by the North Carolina Bank anti
Trust company reached the sum of
$275,961.08, reports' Ernest C. Mc
Lean, agent and conservator. This
represents an increase of $28,961.08
over the collections of $247,000 in
December, 1933.
HAMLET NEWS 'PLANT
BURNS
The plant of the Hamlet News*
Messenger burned last week with
i loss of around $30,000, the origin
of the fire being unknown.
NEW SOUTHERN MANAGER
AT GREENSBORO
L. H. Woodall, superintendent of
the Danville division of the South
ern railway with headquarters ii»
Greensboro, has been appointed
general superintendent of the Ala
bama district and will be stationed
it Birmingham. S. C. Brooks, who
bas been superintendent of the
Washington division with head
quarters at Alexandria, Va„ is be
ing transferred to Greensboro as
successor to Mr. Woodall in charge
of the Danville division. He is ex
pected to take up his new duties
there this week.
$100,000 FIRE LOSS
A dozen Elizabeth City concerns
i were burnt out on Saturday by
flames which gutted a three-story
budding and caused $100,000 loss.
N. C. TOBACCO TO tTALY
Export of a considerable volume
of North Carolina tobacco to Italy
is expected to result from a deal
just consumated by the state de
partment with Italy, contemplating
the doubling of the latter’s original
liquor quota, in return for the pur
chase of American tobacco in an
amount and of a type not disclosed.
NO. 1 ENEMY KILLS SELF
Verne Sankey, termed number
one public enemy in the United
States, killed himself in his prison
cell at Sioux Falls, S. D., where he
was being held for trial in the kid
naping of a wealthy Denver, Col.,
man. Sankey ihung himself with
two neckties. A confederate on
Friday admitted guilt in the kid
naping and was given a« life-time
term.
•t 1 urriziy /iv riiyc
Four Chapel Hill negroes died in
the flames of their home early Sun
day. Exits were blocked by the
fire.
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COTTON HAS GOOD WEEK
Washington straws pointing to
the compulsory control of cotton
acreage this year, brought a week
of rising values to the staple on
the markets. New York, cn Sat
urday, saw cotton over 13 cents
per pound, the first time it has
reached this figure since 1 GO.
GENERAL STRIKE IN FRANCE
At midnight, Sunday,. over
1,000,000 French workers began a
general strike to tie up all activities
in the nation for 24 hours. It was
called as a warning to the new gov
ernment headed by Gaston Douin
ergue that dictatorial methods will
not be permitted.
CHARLOTTE ROBBERS
GAUGfiT
Sought in connection with a No
vember 15 mail robbery at Char
lotte which netted $105,000, Isaac
Costner and Basil Banghart were
caught at Baltimore on Sunday.
They are said to be members of
the infamous Touhy gang. In
their Baltimore apartment the
police found $13,000 in $5 bills,
two machine guns and nine other
weapons.
14 SCHOOL LOANS IN STATE
The public works administration
lias approved 14 loans for school.
Improvements in North Carolina,
:he 14 to cost $1,131,198. Meck
lenburg county got $438,000.
WASHINGTON
Voice of the Voters
They Wait on F. R.
Eyes on Pennsylvania
New Party and Mean
time
Washington—If these weekly re
ports! on the state of the nation
seem somewhat one-sided', the ans
wer is that there is only one side to
the picture presented here. Every
thing bears the Roosevelt brand,
and that goes for Congress as well
as for all the long list of alphabet
ical commissions, bureaus and "ad
ministrations,” (beginning with
AAA and running down to PWA.
Thus far there has developed only
one disagreement, and that a'com
paratively slight one, between the
President and the Congress. Cong
ress wanted to keep the CWA go
ing and the President wanted to
"taper off” this Government-sup
ported employment of millons of
men and women in what and vague
ly termed t^ivil worKs.
The word that comes to Senators
and Members from the folks back
home is that while business men
generally don’t think much of
CWA and many farmers are com
plaining that they can’t hire help
at reasonable wages because they
(the farmers) want men to do real
work and not merely look at a
shovel for 30 cents an hour, the
voters are for it.
But while Congressmen do not
want to vote against anything
which might cost them votes next
election, they are still less eager to
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ictrvv an atvnuuv muvu nuuiu vvs
tainly cost them their seats. And
they are convinced, practically
every man. Back of them, Repub
licans and Democrats alike, that to
oppose the President’s policies in
any respect would do just that.
Let any one of them, even a Re
publican from a rock-ribbed Re-1
publican district, or what used to
be regarded as such, open his mouth!
in criticism of the Roosevelt pro
gram, or vote against a Presidential
measure, and the mads and tcle
eraoh wires make his life a burden
for the next week..
Men with long experience,
among them some of the foremost,
leaders in Congress, who us’.a'R'
can tell in advance what is going to.
happen next, are utterly at sea. All
they can say,' in answer to ques
tions as to die legislative program,
is, "We haven’t heard yet what
the-President wants.” Thus a short
time ago it'was being pre’icted by
no less a personage than Speaker
Rainey that there would be no leg
islation to regulate stock and com
modity exchanges, at this session.
Since than Mr. Rainey has talked
with the President. Nov/ he thinks
there will be some such bill. Con
gress is not drawing it up, how
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tration officials to draft it and
send it to the Hill.,
All attempts to organize oppo
sition to the Administration and
the Democratic Party have proved
futile so far. Former Secretary
of the Treasury Ogden P. Mills is
the only important voice that has
been raised in protest. Mr. Mill’s
speech was expected, by old-line
Republican party workers, to be a
sort of rallying-cry which would
bring an instantaneous response
from the four corners of the Na
tion, and crysrtalize Republican
sentiment into something like ef
fective Opposition. It had no such
effect.
The very men who were relied
upon to back up Mr. Mills and en
courage the effort to reorganize
the Republican party not only failed
to come to the rescue but some of
them thought it was ill-advised for
Mr. Mills to make such suggestions
at his time.
Nothing could illustrate better
how far the fortunes of the Repub
lican party have sunk in National
affairs than the belief, which is
growing here among the most cold
blooded political observers, that
Pennsylvania will elect a Demo
cratic Senator next November.
Pennsylvania has always given a
majority of anywhere from a mil
lion votes upward to the Republi
can party. It sounds incredible,
but it really looks as if those days
were gone forever.
u There is beginning to be talk
among those who, while admitting
Mr. Roosevelt’s complete suprem
acy, are not in accord with the
policy of making the individual
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