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Huge Crowd Attends Local
Auto Races; Chick Young
Wins Trophy
Mr. Doughton Speaks
At Grangers' Meet
In Thomasville
One hundred and severity-five
persons died as the nation celebrat
ed its 15 8th anniversary of Inde
pendence July 4th.
This death figure is considerably
less than that of other recent years.
Only one person was reported to
have died from injuries received
from fireworks.
Automobiles and drownings took
the heaviest tolls.
More than 5,000 persons at
tended the automobile races at the
Rowan county fair grounds, the
only major Fourth of July cele
bration of this section, and saw
Chick Young of Charlotte, win
the Carolinas championship trophy
ini a spectacular race with Ernie
Larue, of Maryland.
His time was 8 minutes 21 sec
onds. The distance was seven and
one-half miles, or 15 laps on the
dirt track here.
The race between the two driv
ers was the most spectacular of
the afternoon, they taking he lead
in a- field of seven racers, and de*
veloping the event into a personal
Toung came in about half a lap
ahead of his rival. In other heats,
Young won onie; Ernie Brown, of
Greensboro, and Ernie LaRue,,
were other winners
Two drivers crashed the fence.
G. H. Hill, of Greensboro, went
through the railing, his car upset
on him, and he received painful
shoulder bruises, but he was re
leased from a local hospital soon
afterwards. Johnny White, of
Greensboro, went into the fence
also, but escaped injury.
Hundreds of local residents took
advantage of the national holiday
and journeyed to the mountains
and the sea.
Local pools and resorts were well
patronized, one popular lake and
resort, being unable to keep a sup
ply of clean towels on hand, and
were forced to send out an SOS
call to a local wholesale dealer for
a supply of new towels.
There were no general patriotic
local celebrations. In) Thomas
ville, at the Mills Home, several
thousand Grangers from Davidson
and adjoining counties assembled
for speechmaking aryl a picnic
dinner. Hon. R. L. Doughton,
representative in Congress from
this district, and chairman, of the
Ways and Means Committee of
the House of Representatives, was
the keynote speaker of the occa
Time For Tagging
Cotton Extended
Raleigh—Charles H. Robertson,
collector of internal revenue for the
North Carolina district, has been
advised by the internal revenue
division in Washington that the
time for tagging bales of cotton of
the 193 3 crop, ginned before June
1. The result of the order, in de
cision of the treasury department,
is that cotton bales ginned prior to
June 1, 1934, will not have to' be
tagged after July 1, but the time
for such tagging requirement has
been extended to August 1.
Cupid Busy In Rowan
Forty-four marriage licenses
were issued by the Rowan county
register of deeds, W. D. Kizziah,
during Junfe. Of this number, 35
were white and nine negro.
Maxie Greets .Ma
NEW YORK . , . Max Baer, new
heavyweight champion of the world,
greets his mother when she arrives
from the West to help him, celebrate
his victory over Primo Camera.,
Relief Grant In
State Is Larger
If the North Carolina Emer
gency Relief Administration re
ceives an additional grant of $100,
000 for material to complete eight
airports, it# July grant of funds
will exceed the June amount by
more than $200,000.
Mrs. Thomas O’Berry, state re
lief administrator, was notified by
Harry L. Hopkins, federal adminis
trator, that the state’s grant for
July would be $1,465,850, as com
pared to approximately $1,300,000
for June. The airport fund
would be added to this figure.
E. Ray Keys, assistant to the
chief engineer in the Relief Ad
ministration offices in Washing
ton, has conferred with Mrs.
O’Berry on amounts that would be
required to complete work on the
eight airports.
The unfinished ports are in Ral
eigh, Rocky Mount, Lumberton,
Tarboro, Salisbury, Winston-Salem
and Wilmington.
Defends Term
As Governor
Burlington—Governor Ehfing
haus defended his administration
in a July Fourth speech here and
declared North Carolina to be "in
the front ranks of states in the
union whose credit has been main
tained through the national emer
gency.” _
Tho governor spoke at an Am
erican Legion celebration dedicat
ing a "park playground to the child
ren of Alamance county.
Without mentioning the sales
tax by name, he said that "we
had to do things we disliked to
do and were compelled to call for
sacrifices to maintain the credit of
North Carolina and its institu
Expect 70 Per
Cent Crop Cut
Wheat growers of this county
will harvest a 70 per cent crop this
year with the grain showing only
about a 75 per cent condition, re
ports County Agent W. G. Yeag
er. A heavy infestation of the
Hessian fly and the cold weather
this spring were the principal fac
tors in reducing the yield
“I’m so terribly worried about
my husband.”
"You always were one to worry
over nothing dear.”
There is usually only one reason
why a man buys, but with a wom
an it might be any one of 10 (so
they say) —
1. Because her husband says she
can’t have it.
2. Because it will make her
look thin.
3. Because it’s on sale.
4. Because it comes from Paris.
5. Because her neighbors can’t
afford it.
6 Because she can’t afford it.
7. Because nobody has one.
8. Because everybody has one.
9. Because it’s different.
10. Because.
A new post office was recently
established in a hill town which had
never boasted an office before. It
was located in the genral store and
the storekeeper was the postmaster.
The new post office was liberally
patronized, owing to its being such
a novelty, and nearly in town
wrote a number of letters, to
friends in other places.
It was not long before com
plaints began to be sent in to the
postal authorities saying that the
mail service was a failure. Finally
the Post Office Department sent an
inspector around to make inquiries.
He asked the postmaster: "What
become of all the mail that was
posted here? People say it has
never got there.”
"Of course not,” answered the
postmaster as he pointed to a big
mail sack in the corner. "I ain’t
sent it nowheres yet because it ain’t
anywheres near full yet.”
Pa—"The man who marries my
daughter will need a lot of money.”
Him—"Then I’m just the man.”
Basil—I am a special investiga
Basil—What are you investigat
Basil—The theory that kissing is
Man at Door: "Madam will
you buy some bedbug extermina
Landlady: "I have no use for
Man: "Good! Then I’ll take
the room you have to let.”
"And just before they werie to
start marching down the aisle, the
lights went out.”,
"Did they have the; wedding
"Oh, yes. They just walked
down in the dark. That widow
knows her way to the altar blind
folded by now.”
A little boy did errands for a
woman, who, baking oatcakes,
thought she would give him one as
a treat.
She spread one thickly with jam
and gave it to him. A little while
after, the boy returned.
"Thanks for the jam, missus,”
he said. "There’s your board back
William: "How did you break
your leg?”
"Bill: "I threw a cigarette in a
manhole and stepped on it.” 1
Wife-You needn’t be so hot- 1
sy-totsy. I wasn’t anxious to marry
ydu. You know you asked me six
Husband—Yes—and then my
luck gave out.
"I went down to the sea and
it recognized me.”
"How come?’*
"Well, it waved at me.”
Johnson Under
Housing Act Moving
Threatened Strikes
The Debt Tax Load
It is President Roosevelt’s hope
and expectation that in the course
>t the next six months—that is, be
fore the new Congress meets in
January—he will have got the
whole cf the complic4rted machin
ery of Government working in uni
son to a single end, and will have
found able men to replace several
who are definitely on the way out
because they have not made good in
their jobs. »
How he is going to do this
without disturbing the morale of
the Administration is his worry.
And Mr. Roosevelt doesn’t worry
much about anything. He comes
pretty close to obeying the Biblical
injunction about letting tomorrow
take care of itself. However, a
lot of other folks are doings con
siderable worrying.
Perhaps the biggest source of
worry in the Administration is
General Hugh Johnson. Person
ally everybody likes General John
son. In starting the Blue Eagle
and the NRA off on a wave of
popular enthusiasm he did a magni
ficent job of propoganda. He is
still the gtteat propagandist, but as
an administrator, it is beginning to
be realized in Administration cir
cles as it has long been realized by
the business men with whom he has
had to deal, he is decidedly not a
How to ease General Johnson
out without stirring up too much
trouble is one of the President’s
chief difficulties. He must have
the right man i“eady to slip into his
place before he acts. Business in
terests are beginning to talk of
Clay Williams, head of the Rey
nolds Tobacco Company, as the
ideal man for the job. There has
been no intimation from the White
House as to who may be the next
head of NRA, but a change is re
garded as certain.
Harry Hopkins head of the
Emergency Relief, and not John
Fahey, head of the Home Loan
Board, will be made the adminis
trator of the new Housing Act. A
campaign of propaganda to "fix up
the old house” is to be begun soon.
The hope is to get activity in the
building trades started off this year
and a big building boom in 1935.
What is still lacking is -confi
dence on the part of private busi
ness and industry. It is realized
that something must be done to
assure business that if it puts its
money to work now there will be
■ no further radical legislation or ad
ministrative actions to impair the
stability of investments.
No word has been forthcoming
oh what the President will do under
the powers granted too him under
the Silver Act. Secretary Morgen
thau declares that he will admin
ister it "enthusiastically,” but that
does not satisfy conservatives.
There is a strong belief here, back
ed up by statements from finan
ciers who usually know what they
are talking about, that the amend
ments to the Securities Act now
make it reasonably possible for the
flotation of new stock and bond
issues to provide working capital,
which is badly needed, for many
large industries.
Business commence is not Deing
helped any by the continuous
threats of strikes in major indus
tries. The American Federation of
Labor has declared its intention to
devote the summer to the com
plete organization of the whole au
tomobile industry, preparatory to
making demands next Fall which it
will back up by a general strike in
the automobile factories if they are
not granted.
The outlook as seen by impartial
observers here is for a slight falling
off of business during the Sum
mer, which does not look as prom
ising as 1933. with increased gov
ernment spending to take up the
slack while business men and fin
anciers are studying and analyzing
the probable effects and benefits,
or otherwise, of the things which
have been undertaken by the Gov
One of the things which will
come in for a great deal of hard
study will be the National Debt. It
is now 27 billion dollars—twenty
seven thousand millions. That is
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cruiser Houston,
President Roose
velt’s “yacht” on
which he is cruis
ing to Puerto Rico
and the Hawaiian
Islands. The New
York sky-line is in
the background.
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Llndstrom, nervy Los Angeles motor-j
cycle rider, shown winning the feature'
event of the national championship hill
climb at Calabasas, when he surmounted,
the stiff 78 per cent grade in 10 seconds
flat, a new world’s record.
NO JINX FOR HIM— Bill Darcy, veteran
New York bartender, isn’t superstitious, but
the thirteenth customer at his hotel bar
every day gets a special treat. Here Mar
jorie Barbour is getting some of Bill’s rare ~~
16-year-old Old Grand ———*
Dad bourbon, because
she happened to be the
lucky thirteenth.
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blue eagle of the NBA will
never leave Rose Carmen, Pitt
ston. Pa., baby of five montha.
The eagle, with a wlngspread
Of two inches, is a birthmark on
*“*»r forehead.
WINS FAIR TRIP—It doesn’t take a fortune
teller to see travel ahead for Madeline Naujo
kaftfs, for here R. C. Gilmer, Boston automo
bile executive, Is awarding her the all-expense
World’s Fair Trip offered by Fisher Body Coi*
poration, at the recent Boston General Motors
—The newest in tounfl>1
ing attire, as modeled *
by Dolores Del Rio,!
colorful screen star, j
They are of coral satin.
1817 Transients Aided
By Local FERA Bureau
Henry Ford, noted automobile
magnate, put an end to the uncer
tainty of his compliance with cod<?
regulations on Saturday by for
warding his signed certificate of
compliance to the NRA officials.
This act will remove the Ford plant
front any unfavorable restrictions
in the award of government con
tacts fo Ford products.
Benjamin and Joseph Adamo
wicz, Brooklyn soda-pop manufac
turers, were forced down Satur
day in France by lack of fuel in
their flight from New York to
Warsaw, Poland, which began Fri
day. Last year* the two Polish
residents of New. York were de
clared inexpert at flying and had
to abandon plans for a tranS-At
lantic flight then.
With the early retirement of
"lafence Darrow as chairman of
the national recovery /review
Doard, W. W. Neal of Marion! has
:aken over the post and will con
:inue the functions of the body,
ivhich came into being after sen
itorial critics had charged that in
:he NRA, under the direction of
general Johnson, the tendency
vas in the direction of monopoly
ind trusts.
Chief Justice Walter P. Stacy
)f the Supreme Court of North
Carolina has been! named by
President Roosevelt to an impar
:ial board of three to bring peace
:o the steel industry through
irbitratoin with labor leaders and
:mployers. Other members are:
leaf Admiral Hentfy E. Wiley, re
:ired, and Judge James Mullen
>ack, of Chicago. The board met
For the first time Friday in Wash
Louis M. Gainey, 60, was killed
on the streets of Goldsboro early
Sunday morning when he was
struck over the head with an auto
mobile crank, allegedly wielded By
L. B. Warren, who has been cleared
of any charges in connection with
the death. Gainey was a filling
station Operator near Goldsbono,
and it is mot known what led ts
the tragedy.
John Dillinger is believed to
have led the raiding party that
stormed the Merchants Natomal
Bank at South Bend. Ind., Saturday,
getting $28,000 in money after
slaying a policeman and wounding
four offirers.
Hitler purges the Nazi by death
to those who dare ta stand in his
way as opposed to his policies. As
rrtany as 18 have been executed
within the past few days. Several
suicides in addition bring the num
ber to a larger portion, and "a
few more” executions are to be
announced soon, it is stated. Those
who prefer the suicide route are
gently reminded that they may
exercise that option, and many
prefer that course.
President Paul Von Hindenburg
of Germany is reported as serious
ly ill, and that a "major medical
council” of leading physicianjs has
been called at his summer home to
deal with his conditiqn. Govern
mental affairs in Germany seem
somewhat muddy at this time, con
necting with the president’s illness
that his closest friend, Vice Chan
cellor Von Papen, is practically
under arrest in his own private
residence, which he has been foil
bidden to leave.
A total of 1817 transients have
registered and received relief here
since the establishment of the Sal
isbury Transient bureau February
12. 1934, according to V. B.
Sharp, supervisor.
This work is a part of the
transient division activities of the
The Salisbury Transient Center
comprises one large three story
building at 118 East Fisher Street
for men ortly, one two story home
at 119 North Long Street for
women only, one colored shelter at
322 East Liberty Street for negro
men only, a Recreation hall upstairs
and across the street from the main
building at 118 East Fisher and
one 120 acre farm three-quarters
of a mile beyond the city limits On
the old Lincolnton road.
The main buildimg is occupied
as follows: One half of the first
floor is devoted to all administra
tive and case work activities, where
the tranisient is first interviewed
and the purpose of tsansiertt relief
presented to him and his problems
in turn considered The remaind
er or me nrst rioor includes tne
Infirmary and barber shop. All
incoming men receive a thorough
medical examination prior to ad
mittance, and the infectious ones
are isolated and treated.
Oni the second floor is an im
maculate kitchen, diniilg room,
commissary, adequate to care for a
thousand men. The food is
wholesome and without exception
the men gain weight rapidly.
The third floor is given over to
sleeping quarters, shower baths,
and lavatory facilities. A sprink
ler system guarantees security
against fir*.
The woman’s home, although
very necessary, has not yet reached
capacity. An effort is being
made, through the matron in
charge, to teach the inmates sew
ing, personal cleanliness, and other
worthwhile training.
The negro shelter has been kept
almost to capacity. Some twenty
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