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Hood Constructive
The Republican
Outlook C.
Brains From The s
Getting A Hearing 9
Now %
Washington—As forecast in the
correspondence a short time age’
the President is choosing the
"right” fork .of the road to social
ind economic recovery, rather than
die left. ’ Not by any positive
declaration of policy, but by put
ting the emphasis on matters which
appear of more importance to the
conservative element of the citizen
ry than do a good many of the
things about what there has been so
much talk.
More and more it is being borne
in upon those members of the Ad
ministration who are keen for re
forming everything—and there are
a few who are "bugs” on that sub
ject—that until and unless-busi
ness responds to what has already
been put into effect, it would be
■folly to try to press any more far
reaching reforms upon the nation.
The President sees this clearly, and
so do a great many members of
both houses of Congress. Some of
the latter, with the primaries now
starting and the election of next
November staring them in the face,
are wondering whether anything
that they can do between now and
adjournment will help to restore
business confidence in time to do
them any good.
The Administration and its sup
porters are receptive to crticism
when it comes from sources which
they do not regard as self-seeking
They pay little attention to what
Wall Street thinks, but they do
listen when representatives of con
structive and productive business
speak their minds, as did the mem
bers of the Chamber of Commerce
erf the United States recently in
their annual convention. One re
sult'of that criticism is a revision
of the Securities Act, -with the ,
President’s full support, to enable
legitimate business to obtain capital ;
ijM legitimate way from legitimate
Sources, without being classed with
crooks and highbinders.
It is probably a fair statement
that Republican opposition is not
worrying the Administration any.
In the nation as a whole there is
nothing that can be called a Re
publican party today. The Old
Guard is reluctant to let go its
leadership, yet is calling for young
blood to rejuvenate the party.
So far about the only effort to
shape up policies on which to go
to the electorate next election time
seems to be an effort to see how
close the Republicans can came to
paralleling Democratic ideas. That
creates much the same sort of a
situation that existed in 1896. when
both the Republicans and the
Democrats vied with each other to
see how much they could frab off
for themselves of the platform of
the vigorous young third party, the
Populists. Between them they
killed the Populist party, but its
doctrines survived and every one of
them is now the law of the land,
save only the free coinage of sil
ver; and that seems closer now
than at any time in nearly forty
There are wise old observers here
in Washington who believe that the
Republican party has a chance in
193 6 only if it comes out frankly
and squarely on the conservative
side. The radicals have done all
the talking for the last couple of
years, until one would be tempted
to think that there are no conserva
tives left. Some of the members
of Congresss who are coming up for
reelection know better; there are
still a few conservatives left in their
home districts who are likely to
vote the Republican ticket next
Locally, conservative thought is
begining to express itself. Wash
ington has heard hardly more than
echoes from the back country, so
far; but some smart politicians be
lieve that if the national Republi
an party would go on record not
as promising the same sort of thing
that the Democrats are dishing out
now, but almost precisely the op
posite so far as Government control
of business, and expenditures for
social reforms are concerned, it
would gather recruits to itself like a
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10 Large Areas
Are Urged For
delf-Help Jobs
Mrs. Thomas O’Berry Announces
Relief Plans.
Rural Rehabilitation Work Would
Stress Community Help And
Family Grouping.
Establishment in North Carolina
of 10 regional areas of approxi
mately 1,000 acres each on which
needy families would be put to
work in an effort to make them
self-sustaining was recommended by
Mrs. Thomas O’Berry federal re
lief director for this state, as an
experiment in rural rehabilitation
she believes will prove successful.
The federal relief administration
would finance the project.
"For the actual administration
of the rural rehabilitation work,”
Mrs. O’Berry said, "we propose to
establish 10 regional divisions, bas
ed as nearly as possible upon the
soil, climate and rainfall of the
state, and as nearly as possible in
accordance with the length of
growing season and the crop areas
as shown in various reports of the
state and federal agricultural de
"At some place in each of these
10 areas we expect to secure by
purchase or gift about a thousand
acres of iind on which we will es
tablish, to begii| with, 10 small
houses and barns and a blacksmith
shop and wood working tools for
naking simple carts and farm tools
md repairing them. . .1
"We will build storage space to
>e used later in the harvest season
n the late summer and fall, and
lere will be established communi
:y canning plants and a mill for
grinding of grain to be used in
:oods and feeds.
bach regional division will have
line man who will supervise the
farming and building activities and
promote the projects peculiar to
that section. The women’s work
in these regional divisions will be
supervised by a woman who is a
practical supervisor of home and
farm domestic problems.
"In addition to some wood and
shop work in the community cen
ters, we propose to establish at lo
cations within the several regional
divisions, as the opportunity may
offer, in co-operation with private
capital when possible, work pro
jects for which we may receive
products and materials that will
provide food, shelter or clothing for
both urban and rural families, and
serviceable furniture for their
"By inauguratng the proposed
10 regional divisions with their
projects we will undertake to make
permanent improvements with our
work projects, but it will be neces
sary to continue this year the usual
work projects in co-operation with
the public school' buildings and
grounds, parks and highways, for
est and fire prevention.
"We propose to have a state cor
oration for the rural rehabilitation
farms to be controlled by the state
administration, in which will rest
all title for real and personal prop
erty until it is sold or contracted
to the local groups or individuals.”
National Music
Week Will Be
Observed Here
National Music week will be ob
served in the city during the week
of May 21-26, at which time the
various musical organizations will
render a program each night on
the vacant lot on the corner of
JX'est Fisher and South Jacks’on
The program on Monday night
will be in charge of the music de
partment of Catawba college, as
isted by the Salisbury Community
band. The program will com
nence at 8 o’clock.
Navy To Get $40,000,000
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I Mrs. Joel Denning, 45, died Sat
urday in a Goldsboro hospital fron
wounds received when she jumpec
from a blazing automobile anc
struck her head on the highway
jTwo of her sons were with hei
I when the accident occurred. Shi
is survived by her husband anc
13 children.
Mrs. Wdl X. Coley, 63, wife oi
the circulation manager of tht
News and Observer at Raleigh, wa;
fatally injured in an automobile
accident there Sunday night. Mr
j Coley was riding with his wife
when, the crash occurred, but wa<
only slightly injured when thrown
;from his car. Three sons survive,
Sam Barefield, 3 5 committed
suicide Sunday in the back yard
jof his home at Rocky Mount by
firing a pistol bullet in the right
side of his head. He left a note
saying that he was in trouble, but
gave no particulars. This-' was
addressed to his sister, Mrs. Cath
erine Brown of Tarboro.
Th Roosevelt administration has
decided to abandon for
“ t
lishments, according to dispatches
from Washington, and will substi
tute simple agreements, which may
be identical to the president’s agree
ment which was signed last *ummer.
Any plan! to defer selection of a
Republican national chairman, to
succeed Everett Sanders, until af
ter the November elections is op
posed by two prominent party
leaders—Charles D. Hilles and Col.
Theodore Roosevelt. Jr. The lat
ter has been mentioned as a possi
bility to be considered at the com
^mittee meeting on June 5.
! Severe damage to crops has been
Jinflicted by prolonged drought and
raging dust storms in the north
jwest, and dust clouds borne by east
ern breezes have been in evidence
along the Atlantic seaboard. Con
sidrable damage has been done to
stock as a result of eating dust
covered food.
The stock exchange control bill,
placing virtually every phase of
the securities business in the grip
of governmental regulation, was
approved by the United States
Senate Saturday by a vote of 62
to 13. The bill goes now to con
ference for the settlement of sev
eral differences between the sen
ate and house bills.
Fatally Hurt
By Machinery
While oiling a conveyor in a
quarry at Woodleaf Tuesday after
noon, J. J. Kluttz, 46, of Granite
Quarry, foreman onj the job, be
came enmeshed in the mechanism
and was fatally injured.
It required some 10 minutes to
remove him from the machinery.
He was badly torn and broken,
and lost a quantity of blood. He
was rushed to the Lowery hospsital
and given treatment, but he failed
to respond and died Wednesday
about midnight.
He is survive by four children,
Mack of Granite Quarry, Mrs. C.
L. Honeycutt and Mrs. M. L. Fish
er of Salisbury, and Miss Katherine
Kluttz of Granite Quarry.
The funeral will be held today
t 3 o’clock at the Mqphodist church
at Granite Quarry.
I [President.Leads the Ranks of Buddy Poppy Wearers]
WASHINGTON . . . “Poppy Week” is here again, the time when red
poppies are sold throughout the nation,, all receipts going to camp relief
funds of veteran camps and hospitals. Above is pictured President
Roosevelt receiving the first Buddy Poppy from little Miss Muriel Morgan
as James E. Vanzandt, Commander in Chief of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars. looks on.
J. V. Wallace’s Will
Disputed By Sister
Mrs. Rachel Oestreicher, sister of
J. V. Wallace, wealthy real estate
owner of this city, who died in
Florida on March 3 0, 1933, follow
ing a search for health, has filed
with the Roman clerk of the su
perior court art application for pro
bate of what she purorts to be a
copy of the last will of the deceased.
It was stated that the original
either was lost or d^jtroyed by
some person other than Wallace and
withot his knowledge.
It was stated that the will was
drawn in October of 1932, in his
own handwriting, bequeathing his
property equally to Mrs. Oes
treicher and a brother, Leo Wal
lace. The value of the estate at
the time of his death was stated to
be around $5 00,000.
A number of affidavits also were
filed in support of such a will hav
ing been drawn and deposited in
a trunk in a room, J. V. Wallace
occupied in the Wallace building,
which he jointly owned.
The will whidh was probated
about a week after his death in
1933 bequeathed $25,000 to Mrs.
Oestreicher and amounts to other
relatives, together with a $10,000
bequest to the city of Salisbury to
buy wood and coal for the needy,
with the residue going to the
brother, Leo C. Wallace, with whom
the deceased was associated in the
real estate and dry goods business
for many years.
A number of prominent lawyers
of this city, together with Cansler
and Henderson of Charlotte, have
been employed both by Mrs. Oes
treicher and Leo Wallace, named
executor under the 1933 will filed.
The case will be heard by the local
clerk of the court some time next
week. i
Ford Confident Of
Increasing Business
Chicago—Henry" Ford, was in
Chicago a few hours this week in
specting the huge building his com
pany is completing at the Century
of Progress exposition, ai*d took
time out to say that he continued
confident business was on the up
grade; that he did not want to talk
about politics and that he had put
the NRA entirely "out of my
The motor manufacturer, was
accompanied by his son, Edsel and
members of the Ford executive staff
at Dearborn, Mich., covered a large
part of the fair grounds afoot and
after a luncheon with Rufsu C.
Dawes, president of the Century of
Progress exposition, left for home.
In the course of an interview
Ford said he continued ah irres
pressible optimist. He said he
believed people generally had be
come tired of depression talk and
that for himself he was sure the
depression was definitely a thing
of the past.
Asked to comment on the
Roosevelt recovery pragram, Mr.
Ford said: "I don’t want to talk
about that; I really don’t know
.nything about it.”
He spoke freely about the gen
eral plans for the second season
of the Century of Progress exposi
tion, referring to it as evidence
that people are seeking knowledge.
"If there is anything wrong mith
the world,” he said, "it is a lack of
knowledge and education will take
care of that. The next 50 years
will see much greater scientific
progress than has been made in the
last thousand years.”
Discussing competition as a fa(%|
tor in prograss the manufacturer
said "we must live through price
competition, but competition isn’t
a matter of price jlone; it is mat
ter, too, of quality. There is noth
ing at all wrong with business; it
continues to pick up.”
Asserting she had mortgaged her
home and wedding presents in the
long fight to keep her husband and
his son from prison, Mrs. Luke Lea
made an impassionate plea Saturday
to Governor Ehringhaus for clem
ency for Luke Lea, Jr., her 26-year
old stepson who is said to be suffer
ing from a maligant disease. She
was told that any application for
clemency would be received
through the regular channels.
"Do your new spectacles helj
your eyes, Johnny?” asked th<
"Yes’m. I never have my eye
blacked now like I used to before '
wore ’em.”
Sapphira: "How did you-al
like de new preachah?”
Mirandy: "Wo liked him fine
Why, dat man asked de Lawd foh ;
lot ob things de udder preachal
didn’t eben know he had.”
Teacher—Why, you dirty boy
Why don’t you wash your face? ]
can see what you had for break
fast this morning.
Boy—What was it?
Constable: "Pardon me, Miss,
but swimming is not allowed in
this lake.”
Flapper: "Why didn’t you tell
me before I undressed?”
Constable: "Well, there ain’t no
law against undressin’.”
It doesn’t take much observation
to see that children are getting more
practical every day. "Don’t you
say your prayers before dinner,
"Here comes Jackson. He’s ;
human dynamo.”
"Yeah,, everything he has on i:
Sister (through bathroom door) :
'Dinner’s on the table, John.
Hurry and finish your bath.”
Brother: 'IComing. Just one
more stanza and I’m through.”
"What makes you think the new
boarder is an actor?”
"Didn’t you notice him cringe
when I asked him If he wanted an
"Yes,” said the candidate, "I’m
going among the farmers today, to
a cattle show1, or jackass show, or
somethin'g of that sort; not that I
care for cows or jackasses, but I
want to show the people that I’m
one of them.”
"What are you taking for your
"Make me an offer.”
Thinking he could ride, a tender
foot bought a pony and mounted
it in front of a group of cowboys.
The pony soon threw him. A cow
boy helping him up, "Well What
threw you,”
"What threw me Why, she
bucked something fearful! Didn’t
you see her buck” asked the tend
"Buck snorted the cowboy,
'Rats! She only coughed.”
No Recovery Allowed
In Rowan Wreck Case
After taking up two days in trial,
a superior court jury in answering
the issues, decided that Ella Mae
Stirewalt was not injured in an au
tomobile accident, she suing for
$5,000. as the result of negligence
of Defendants L. P. Hunter, Jr.,
of Mecklenburg county, David
Crowell and R. L. Gray. A cross
action by Crowell against Gray
was likewise answered. No recov
ery was consequently allowad.
U. S. Will Soon
Start Work On
Six Submarines
Huge Amount of Work to Be Di
; tided Between Navy And Pri
vate Ship Yards.
Washington,—Th^ $40,000,000
item for the navy President Roose
velt included in his latest budgetary
request to congress will be turned
to the construction of submarines
and destroyers.
Secretary Swanson said in a press
conference, the navy would start
work immediately building six sub
marines, twelve destroyers and
two destroyer leaders. The work, he
indicated, would be divided between
navy and private shipyards.
The department also received a
report on the extent of damage to
the destroyer Simpson, which was in
collision last week with the cruiser
Milwaukee during the Caribbean
Although her keel was buckled,
he Simpson radioed she was pro
ceeding under her own power to
Philadephia yard for repairs.
The number of persons filing in
1 dividual income tax returns in
North Carolina in 1933 increased
2,877 over the number filing re
turns in 1932. The 1933 returns
covered income of 1932.
Guy T. Helverimg, Commissioner
)f Internal Revenue, in making
this announcement issued a report
isting 27,699 returns from North
Carolina last year as compared with
24,822 in 1932.
The largest number of returns
rom any one county, 4,093 came
rom Mecklenburg, while Char
lotte, the county seat, filed 3,970
returns to lead other cities of the
state. Guiford county had 2,789
returns, with Greensboro showing
Auto Sales In
April Rose 42 Per
Cent Over March
~“ *1
Washington—Reports from five
States received for the full month
of April show on increase in the
ale of motor cars of 42 per cent
over March, according to which
he estimates of R. L. Polk & Co.
for last month ran upward of 225,
)00, compared with 173,287 turn
d out in March this year. Re
ports from 106 leading cities, cons
tituting 40 percent of the coun
try’s market, showed an increase
during the first 25 days of April
of 28 percent over March. Final
March registration showed on in
crease of 83 percent over sales in
February this year and an increase
of 121 percent over March, 193 3.
Truck registrations for the first
quarter of 1934 totaled 81,273,
compared with 31,3 50 for the first
quarter of 1933.
The newly organized First Na
tional bank will open at Winston
this week. The First National
Bank and Trust company’s assets
and liabilities were taken over by
the new organization, and deposi
ors in that bank will be paid 100
per cent with 6 per cent interest.
The new bank opens with $40,000
common stock, $10,000 in reserves,
nd $100,000 from preferred stock
purchased by the RFC.

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