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Larohnas Get Soil Projects
, Federal Aid
To Reclaim
Many Acres
Deep River and Brown Creek Val
leys to Get Improvements.
' Texas Man To Direct Erosion
Work, Three Counties Are
Selection of 137,000 acres on the
upper watershed of Deep River, in
North Carolina, and 5 8,000 acres
on the watershed of Brown creek
in North Carolina and South
Carolina, as companion acres for a
federal soil erosion project has
been announced by the interior de
partment’s soil erosion service
me raeep river area lies in the
counties of Guilford, Randolph
and Forsyth. Most of the Brown
creek project lies in Anson and
Union counties, North Car/ina,
with the area extending about
three miles across the South Caro
lina line into Chesterfield county.
Dr. James FI. Stallings of Texas,
soil and southern agriculture spe
cialist, was appointed regional di
rector of the project by ^Director
H. H. Bennett, of the soil erosion
service. Dr. Stallings will make
his headquarters in High. Point,
N. C.
This project (will be one of 20
major undertakings scatered
' throughout the United States as
the initial working points in a na
tional program of soil erosion spon
sored by the soil erosion service.
These projects are being located
within regions where the problem
of erosion is known to be serious,
regions that differ from one an
other in some aspect or soil, top
ography, intensity of rainfall or
type of agriculture. The service
hopes to carry through these pro
grams with such success that they
will lead to work on all areas need
ing control.
Fine Meeting Of
P. O.S. of A. Is
Held In Salisbury
National officers, state officers
and delegates from various camps
of the Patriotic Order Sons of Am
erica gathered here Saturday night,
enjoyed a banquet at the Empire
hotel and held an enthusiastic
• "pep”* meeting. The purpose of
| the meeting was to sponsor the
: progress of the order in the state.
Hugh G. Mitchell, of Statesville,
| national vice president, was toast
; master. George Uzzell, president
. of Washington camp, 24, here,
- made the address of welcome,
; which was responded to by H. H.
; Koontz, of Lexington, past na
1 tional president. Dr. James W.
! Davis, of Statesville, outlined the
- P. O. S. of A. health program,
j which the order is sponsoring. Poli
- cies of the funeral benefit associa
s tion were outlined by J. C. Ros
ier, state treasurer, and Fred O.
Sink, Lexington, state secretary.
- Membership expansion was discuss
> ed by J. T. Graham, of Cleveland,
, state president.
L x nt luttLui^ vv (ix a. xi xvxx t tn
- joyable affair with 165 officers,
a delegates and visitors present,
e Music was furnished by the Salis
1 bury high school band and several
vocal numbers were rendered by
a members of the Catawba College
e glee club.
A small scratch near the cornei
- of his mouth from a cat which h(
s was holding in his arms proved fa
e tal to Joseph G. Matheny, seven
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ear
e Matheny, of Forest City, deatf
e claiming the lad at the Rutherforc
Mrs. Etta Roberts, 61, of Greens
boro, received1 injuries' on Satur
day when hit by a car, which
caused her death Sunday night.
H. W. Meade, also of Greensboro,
is held under charges of man
An automobile crash near Lynch
burg Saturday caused bad injuries
to two students of the University
of North Carolina. Harley Shu
ford, 21, of Hickory, may lose an
ear; the other youth received a
broken nose.
John McGraw, famed leader of
the New York Giants for many
years and who led his team to vie
tory through ten National' League
contests, died in a New York hos
pital Sunday following an illness
of ten days. JHe ,was buried in
Baltimore Wednesday.
Nine students at Dartmouth col
lege were fourfd dead Sunday in
a fraternity house, victims of car
bon monoxide poisoning, says a
Hanover, N. H. dispatch. The
collie dog belonging to one of the
boys was also dead. Escaping gas
from the furnace is supposed to
have caused the disaster.
GIRL. 11
Will Lawson, 22, is being held
in Forsyth county jail charged with
nreault- unrtn an 1 1
old white girl, and Leona Mace
more, young white woman, is be
ing held as accessory before the
fact. The little girl was pro
nounced badly injured by the phy
sician making examination.
John Cane, crazed ex-soldier
and patient in a psychopathic hos
pital at Oklahoma City, confessed
that he killed' his 2 5 -year-old wife
and their four little children last
June, and that he buried their
bodies by the iwayside in a lonely
lane. Officials found the bodies
as mute evidence of the tragedy.
Cane is being held on charges of
SI UWIS i yiJV£, HMV I 1
Winter tornadoes swept through
three southern states Sunday night
leaving a trail of wreckage in
Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia.
Many homes were demolished and
scores of people lost their lives.
At Meridian, Miss., a family of six
was wiped out. The tornado took
practically the same course as that
of 1932, when 300 lost their lives
in Alabama.
Florence Jones was alleged to
have been shot by Louis Sentell,
40-year-old Byrum hosiery mill
I worker at Shelby, Saturday. Tht
young woman was said to have
come to Shelby to secure work, and
used her maiden name. She died
in the hospital following the
shooting, and was identified b):
her husband William Drake. Mrs
Drake had declined a few days be
fore to accept a ride in a truc!<
driven by Sentcll, and this is sup
posed to have led to the act.
Representative Joseph I. Hooper
Republican of Michigan, droppec
dead of a heart attack in his of
fice, in the house office building
He had just returned from the floo:
of the house, where he made a Ion;
speech on the air mail contrac
situation. Hooper |whs 57. Hi:
home was in Battle Creek, Mich.
Directing Army Flying of the Mail _|
WASHINGTON, » ■» Above are the flight officers making up the
General Staff in command of the Army’s job of carrying the air mail
under the order of Postmaster General Farley. They took over the job on
Feb. 19th. No. 1, Brig-Gen. Oscar Westover, in charge of Army Corps
mail operations with headquarters here; No. 2, Maj. Byron Q. Jones,
Eastern division, Newark, N. J.; No. 3, Col. Horace M. Hickman, Central
division, Chicago; No. 4, Lieut.-Col. Henry M. Arnold, Pacific division,
Salt Lake City. Insert; Army plane taking on mail at Newark.
Novel lown To
Be By-Product
Of Tenn. Dam
Washington—Over the Cum
berland foothill?, four miles from
the site of the Norris Dam, a uni
que experiment in town building
is being undertaken.
With funds already allocated by
the Federal Emergency Relief Ad
ministration, the community of
Norris, Tenn.—named for the
famed liberal Senator—will be es
tablished for persons whose jobs
demand that they live near the
The Tennessee Valley authority
will be the builder and the land
lord. Conceived as an experiment
to determine what co-ordinated1
planning can accomplish, neither
depressions nor congestion will be
able to hurt Norris.
Unlike real estate operators’ sub
divisions, no lanu win ue suiu. 111-1
stead, the property and biuldings
will be rented only by those who
use them.
The first unit of 5 0 homes has
already been started and will be
ready next summer. Eventually
enough homes for five or six thous
and persons will be built
The houses will average four
rooms and each renter will have a
four-acre farm to be tilled by the
individual or pooled for co-opera
tive farming.
Every building will be heated by
electricity—power from the dam
will be cheap—and an electric
range, refrigerator and water heat
er will be installed.
Most "model towns” have stero
typed architecture, but homes in
Norris will not be standardized;
neither will thete be a building
line, the houses will be "staggered”
and on the topography of each plot
will depend the location of each
The TVA will build and operate
its own school and in the center
of the town will be a large park
and open-air meeting place, at one
end of the common will be an ad
ministration building, a hotel, a
restaurant, a drug store, a general
A Spring Coiffure
NEW YORK . . . An inspiring
Spring season ahead, bringing with
it many new bonnets which includes'
those off-the-face models, causes
feminine thoughts to turn to attract
ive coiffures. The beautiful Eliza
beth Allen, screen favorite, is now
sponsoring this entrancing wind
blown wave.
store, a barber shop, beauty parlor
and postoffice. Just as it will be
landlord for the homes, the TVA
will build and operate each of
So that undesirable developments
cannot come too near to the town,
it will be surroupded by an open
section of land which will be de
veloped in the nature of a park.
Midville, Ga.—The worm has
turned—rats are killing cats.
Thomas Drew, ice factory manager
here, informed CWA workers en
gaged in rat eradication that the
army of rodents are putting their
old enemy to rout. Drew exhib
ited a large dead cat. He said rats
did it and he knew of four other
cats having met the same fate.
The distribution of cotton option
checks in Bertie County recently
boosted the signing of cotton re
duction contracts. Ninety percent
of the growers having options on
government cotton secured the loan
of four cents a pound.
Yerxa: "How is it that Old
Man Fisheye, who never used to
be able to eat anything tougher
than breakfast food or canned soup
:an now gobble down anything
that comes along, including corn
lusks, old rubbers, tin cans, and
;ven fiction magazines—and keep
gaining weight?”
Sowerbutts: “Why, hayen’t
/ou heard? He was operated on
5y one of those up-to-date doctors
vho took out his old stomach and
■eplaced it with a new one taken
:rom a Mexican billy goat.”
"Your girl looked beautiful in
hat religious gown she was weai
ng last night, Joe.”
"What do you mean, 'religious
"Oh. you know; sort of lo and
\yjw o inn, 1 nvic
"Could you give us a song?” the
:hairman asked the amateur tenor
it the banquet.
"With pleasure—but is this the
:ime for it?”
"Yes; we want the room cleared
iO that it can be got ready for
"What is the mortar board I
rear mentioned so often?” asked
:he little girl.
"I’ll try to explain,” said Miss
Cayenne, "although it is a slightly
implicated matter. A mortar
ward carried by a builder often
las cement on top and worn by a
illege professor often has concrete
mdcr it.”
There were muffled sounds of a
truggle in the other room, and
i girl’s voice squealed, "Stop—”
No response.
"Oh, please don’t. Mother
"Oh, wait just a minute,
No response.
"Let me go this minute.”
"One more yank and I’ll have
it out”, said the dentist.
Professor: "State the number
of tons of coal shipped out of the
United States any given fear.”
Freshman: "In 1492—none.”
Wife: "That was a very beau
tiful picture of> Mrs. Gabber, but
there was something about it that
was not natural. I wonder what
it was?”
Huby: "She has her mouth
Postoffice Cerk:" "We can’t
pay you this $20 money order un
less you bring somebody to iden
tify you.’
Stranger: "That’s hard luck!
There’s only one man in this town
who can identify me and I owe
him $20.”
Maggs: "And can you tell me
of anyone who wants to be dowr
and out?”
Miss: "Yes, a nervous mar
having his first aeroplane trip.’’
Strewing money in their wake
1 1 •. 1 \ 1 1 1
and inner combiriations of the vaul
in the Bank of Haw River, am
stole $400 in silver and currency
They passed up $6,000 of payrol
money, stacked up in plain view
apparently in their hurry to ge
out. [, -..I
Both Farmers
And Jobless To
Be Given-Help
Roosevelt Announces Long-Rymge
Relief Program.
Projects to Be Drawn to Meet Situa
tion Created By Demobiliza
tion of CWA.
A Kmarllv Aroxxrn nl-in t-/-v moae
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the immediate emergencies of un
employment relief, was laid down,
by President Roosevelt in a state
ment regarded as providing a pat
tern by which a permanent change
in one portion of the nation’s eco
nomic life might be effected.
The President said tjhe relief
plans were drawn to meet the sit
uation arising from demobilizing
the Civil Works administration
and to reshape the present formu
la in accordance with the results
of nine months of relief experi
mentation, which had shown that
"the unemployment problem must
be faced on more than one front.”
The broadly-drawn plan, yet to
be worked out in detail, calls for
aid to distressed families in rural
areas, aid to the "standard popu
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| moved' away or died, and aid to the
[cities’ unemployed. Mass treat
ment of all types of relief is to be
abandoned for specialized treat
ment in each field.
Back to this move is an admin
istration theory for creating a
niche in the economic wall suf
ficient to shelter something like
ten million persons whose unem
ployment some officials say prom
ises to become permanent under
the existing industrial system.
The administration holds that the
long-range problem of these ten
million is part of the immediate
relief question and should be so
In speaking of the need for fur
nishing a means of self-support to
the needy of rural areas, Mr.
Roosevelt observel that “in many
_. j- _ _.u_ r_
pai k.i] ui. iv. wuiibi ^ mu veinj
a change from commercial farm
ing and depedence upon a single
cash crop to the raising of the va
rious commodities needed to main
,tain the families.”
Harry Taylor Named
Doughton’s Secretary
Congressman Robert L. Dough
ton, chairman of the Ways and
Means Committee has announced
the appointment of Harry Miller,
of Stony Point, as his secretary.
Mr. Miller is chairman of the
Democratic executive committee of
Alexander county.
Mr. Miller is a successful busi
ness man and has varied business
interests in the wetern part of the
State. He has been connected with
his father in the hardware business
at Stony Print.
Mr. Miller has long been one of
the leading Democrats of Alexan
der county and his appointment
and acceptance of the post as sec
retary to Congressman Doughton,
is considered a political move of
more than usual significance.
Twenty-two Lenoir-Rhyne stud
ents, Hickory, members of the
sophomore, junior and senior
classes, were suspended from col
lege, -after an investigation by
• President H. B Schaeffer ant!
' members of the faculty of hazing
: charges, covering a period of the
I last^even Weeks.
I Ninety-eight per cent of the
, burley tobacco growers of Hay
: wood County have signed the ad
justment contract.
Do You Know The Answer?
Continued on page eight__
1. What is the common law?
2. What river marks the Min
nesota-Wisconsin boundary line?
3. Who was William Tyndale?
4. What island is separated
; from the mainland of Africa by
: the Mozambigue channel?
i J. What name is commonly ap
plied to all sorts oi small fish? 1
6. Where is county Tyrone?
7. Where did Chow dogs origi
8. In what country is the river
9. Where was the first mint es
tablished in the United States?
10. What is another way to spell
th ward tsar?
J-'N r
Letting Down the Bars
Navy Party Proposed
Cleveland and Bryan
Looking to Mid-West
Washington—As the year 192
wears on toward the leral elec
tion next Novembei r*. t whici
every member of tl S’ louse o
Representatives must j ?fore th
voters again, and one- * 1 of th
Senators find themsel Q ’ facin,
the same urgent necess »* politic
in its more practical a. ts be
comes more and more ei ;sing.
The Administration is a}, ling ;
helping hand to its D^rnocratii
supporters in the Lower House
Naturally, Mr. Roosevelt doesn'’
want to have any of his legislatioi
defeated in the House. But like
wise he does not want to throw' an)
stumbling blocks in the way o:
loyal Democratic1 members' whc
feel that to vote with the Admin
istration might endanger thei:
chances of re-election in their homi
districts. So the word has beer
passed out that all members ari
free to vote as they please on an)
measure, so long as they see to ii
that not enough of them vote ii
opposition to put the President ir
a hole.
"Vote the way that will do yoi
the most good with your constitu
tion next Fall,” is the message the)
have all received. This is expectec
to result in an apparently strom
sentiment among Representative:
for more favorable action in regarc
to the soldiers’ bonus, for example
> k_i_* r i i i
j lium uijuiv-io w licit cm
veterans’ vote is well organizec
will feel free to vote for more lib
eral treatment of the ex-service
men, first cautiously making cer
tain that there are enough vote:
that will be cast on the other side
so that their apparent defection
will not result in anything the
President doesn’t like being done.
That is merely one phase of
practical politics, as it is played, in
Washington. It doesn’t mean a
thing except that the gentlemen
in Congress want to stay in Cong
ress, and if they can get re-elected
by making every class of voters in
their respective districts think they
have their interests at heart, they
will go the limit to put that idea
To be sure, there are other con
siderations that actuate a high pro
portion of members of Congress
and the inference should not uc
drawn that they are working foi
their own pockets all the time, any
considerable percentage of them.
On the other side of the politic!
fence there are beginning to bs
heard more rumblings of an ap
proaching storm which may' pul
the old Republican party complete
ly out of the picture and lay th<
foundation for a new line-up. v^n<
of the most astute of Washington’:
political observers, has come out
boldly for the formation of a ness
narrv which he would call "Con
titutional Democrats”, as opposec
to the present Democratic pat
which he terms Socialist Demo
Probably neither the name no:
the scheme will get very far, anc
nobody thinks that Mr. Lawreno
expects his plan to be accepted
But the attention that is being paic
to the idea itself, of trying to lin
up those wbo still believe in th
rights, of the individual as superio
to the rights of the state, in som
form of effective oppositoin to th
tendency to regulate and contro
all human activities by a paterna
government, indicates the possibil
ity that a new "bloc” if not a net
party may be built around a nucle
us of forward-looking Republican
and conservative Democrats..
Those with long political memo
ries are recalling what happened t
the Democratic partv in 1896
when it was hopelessly split ove
Free Silver and other Populist is
sues; so completely spile that
powerful faction, headed by non
other President Cleveland, refuse
to follow the party’s candidati
Mr. Bryan, and put their ow
"Gold Democrat” candidate in tb
field to contest for the Presidency
That marked the end of the ol
party control, and a high pcrceni
age of those who had called then
selves Democrats became adhereni
of the Republican party in tb
course of the next few years.
Now, these old-timers say, tl
Republican party is in the san
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