WASHINGTON Hood Constructive Criticism The Republican Outlook C. Brains From The s Ranks Getting A Hearing 9 Now % x* 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 years. 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 November. 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 (<Continued on Page Four) The Carolina Wah man [=1>| —-1 ,_j i \ —-—— FOUNDED 1832—101ST YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1934. — VOL 101 NO 42. PRICE 2 CENTS.' 10 Large Areas Are Urged For delf-Help Jobs Mrs. Thomas O’Berry Announces Relief Plans. WOULD BE EXPERIMENT 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 partments. "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 homes. "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 streets. 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 — » - ----_ - NEWS BRIEFS LEAPS FROM BURNING AUTC 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. WILL X. COLEY KILLEE 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, THE SUICIDE WAY 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. DROP SMALL CODES 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. WANT CHAIRMAN 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. 'DUST STORMS IN WEST ! 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. PASSES BILL 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] I ! 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 mind.” 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.” !PLEADS FOR LEAS 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. GOOD MORNING WARDING OFF THE WALLOPi "Do your new spectacles helj your eyes, Johnny?” asked th< neighbor. "Yes’m. I never have my eye blacked now like I used to before ' wore ’em.” LIKED THE NEW PREACHEB 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? HE KNEW HIS LAW 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, HIGH VOLTAGE "Here comes Jackson. He’s ; human dynamo.” "Really?” "Yeah,, everything he has on i: charged.” OPERATIC BATHING 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.” THE INFALLIBLE SJGN "What makes you think the new boarder is an actor?” "Didn’t you notice him cringe when I asked him If he wanted an egg-” A TRUE DEMOCRAT "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.” WILLING TO SELL "What are you taking for your gout?” "Make me an offer.” JUST A LITTLE COLT 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 erfoot. "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 maneuvers. 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 2,075. 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. NEW BANK OPENS AT WINSTON 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.