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Along Old I. W. W.
Labor And Its Vote
The Tree-Belt Plan
The big worry in Washington
while the President was away is the
labor situation. The abortive at
tempt at a general strike on the
Pacific waterfront, the shootings iia
the labor war in Minneapolis, the
dozens, nearly a hundred, of smaller
strikes in other parts of the coun
try, are being interpreted here as
warnings of more serious labor
troubles as soon as the weather gets
too cool tq go fishing in comfort.
What the Administration is
afraid of is that the labor situation
will get out of the control of the
more intelligent and conservative
labor leaders, of it has not already
got away from them. With all the
grumbling among employers about
che American Federation of Labor
and its "craft” unions, there are
few who do not prefer that method
of labor organization to what is
often called the "communistic’’
type of organization, in which all
of the workers in any given in
dustry, regardless of what organ
ized in "one big union.”
That type of union was the prin
ciple of the old Industrial Workers
of the World, which was beginning
to stir up a lot of labor trouble in
the West just before the world
war. The war put a quietus on the
activities of the I. W. W., but in
the threat of a general strike there
is seen a revival of that idea of a
"vertical” union, and it is frankly
nc&t to the liking of the men who
are trying to keep the government
machine running smoothly. iNor
do they like the attitude of the
American: Federation of Labor, in
leaning toward the vertical union
idea, as in its efforts to unionize
the automobile industry.
There is a lot of discontent
among the leaders of organized
labor, too, over what they regard
■as betrayal by the Administration.
The Federation accepted "clause
7 a" of the National Industrial Re
covery Act as giving it a free
license to go into any shop or
factory and organize the workers
into a union under Federation j
auspices. They have found that is
not the case, and some of them are
pretty sore.
There is talk about the need of
putting restraints upon unreason
able labor groups and their de
mands, but Government officials
hestitate to take any step which
might alienate the labor vote.
That is a much larger group, na
turally, than the employers, and
every worker’s vote counts for just
as much as that of his boss. But
there is a good deal of fear, in
spired by floods of letters and per
sonal protests that are beginning
to reach the ears of those high in
Administration circles, that the
public will began to regard labor
disorders as one of the direct fruits
of the New Deal, and one not at
all to the public’s liking.
I here are revisions- oi tne in iv/v
in process of formulation, and it
is regarded as certain that there
will be much simplification of
codes, less one-man arbitrary power
to "crack down” on industries
which do not give up readily, and
the abandonment of hundreds of
the minor "service’’ codes like the
one under which a New Jersey
pants-presser was sent to prison be
cause he pressed a suit for only
3 5 cents where the code called for
a 40-cent price! The effort of the
Government toi reach into every
human activity, in short, is grad
ually being abandoned. There isn’t
enough money to hire the necessary
system of close espionage.
At the same time, gigantic plans,
not yet fully disclosed, are being
worked out for submission to the
next Congress. They include every
thing that can be thought of in the
control and development of na
tional resources on a scale as wide
as the nation itself. Just what is to
be done with every acre of land
and every drop of water is included
in the plan, Part of it is a revision
of the underlying scheme of the
Agricultural Adjustment Act.
Instead of making crop reduc
tion its main purpose, the A.A.A.
Is wurking - toward • crop adjust
ment, trying to find some formula
whc-eby ’he majority of the far
mers, who receive less than $1,000
a year from the sale of their pro
(Continued on page four.)
53 Cents Levy
Fourth Lowest
In The State
Salary Increases Voted
To Several County
Rowan county’s tax rate for
1934-3 5 was left unchanged at 5 3
cents per $100 valuation at a final
meeting of the board of commis
sioners Tuesday night when the
new budget was completed. The
estimated valuation is $59,000,000.
Preliminary figures in the bud
get show about $325,000 to be
raised by ad valorem taxes, with
the exception of $39,000 from mis
cellaneous revenue.
The sheriff, clerk of the superior
court, register of deeds, county
auditor, county health officer re
ceived salary increases of $100 each
per year while the county judge’s
salary was boosted $120 and that
of the county prosecutor $90 per
year. The sheriff, caunty auditor
and health officer will receive $3,
800 per annum each, with others
graduated downward.
Rowan’s tax rate is the fourth
lowest in the state.
- - County officials are being highly
commended for their exeellent,
management of the county’s busi
iri ■ » *1 .1-1 f - I rn%^
When the sun goes north in the
summer time
And the wind blows soft from the
When the long, long days return
You will find—you will find it
best Not tc worry nor to strug
gle any longer,
But be guided by a friend’s behest;
Wear suspenders if your form de
mands it—
But for heaven’s sake, don’t wear
a vest.
Hiram: "I think Peggy will make
an ideal wife. Every time I go to
her home I find her darning her
father’s socks.”
Henry: "That caught me too—
■ until I noticed it was always the
Jsame sock.”
Mrs. Gadder: "I should have
loved to go to Florida last winter
and I woluld have gone except for
one thing.”
Mrs. Wigwag: "Your husband
didn’t want you to, I suppose?’’
Mrs. Gadder: "That’s just the
trouble. He was so anxious for me
to go that I was suspicious.”
A dark minister noticed one
Sunday that Brother Mose Harrison
was rocking back and forth in his
pew while the sermon was going
on, instead of resting quiet as
usual. After the service was over
the minister asked Mose if he was
sick. "No, I ain’t sick,” exclaim
led Mose, "but dat good-fer-nuthin’
Jim Botts sold me a watch for a
half dollar an’ unlessen I rocks
back an’ forth dataway dat watch
Joan: "I am going to do my bit,
dad, I’m getting a dressmaker to
teach me how to cut out dresses.”
Dad: "I don’t want you to go so
far as that. But I think you might
cut out cigarettes and $10 hats.
Labor Pledges
Support Should
He Enter Race
R. R. Lawrence Is Re
Elected President By
State Federation
Congressman R. L. Doughton
of Laurel Springs, chairman of tffe
house ways and means committee,
was "indorsed” fc 'the governor
ship of North CaivJna in a sur
prise move at the convention of the
North Carolina State Federation of
Labor in Asheville this week.
Mr. Doughton had just conclud
ed an address praising the New
Deal and demanding more equit
able taxation, when R. R. Law
rence of Winston-Salem, federa
tion president, suddenly demanded
of the 250 delegates and visitors:
"Everybody that’s in favor of Mr.
Doughton for the next governor of
North Carolina stand up.”
1 he ovation was great, practi
cally everybody in the room stood,
"I feel highly complimented,”
Mr. Doughton told reporters later,
"but after 22 years in congress I’m
not going to say anything about
■wrapping jobs. I’ve got to get re
flected this fall.”
North Carolina’s union labor
forces re-elected R. R. Lawrence,
Winston-Salem printer, president
of the State Federation.
Tuesday they head an, address
by Gov. J. C. B. Ehringhaus.
W. B. Plemmons of Asheville was
re-elected first vice president and
E. L. Sanders, Winston-Salem,
A. J. Dumas, Charlotte, was
named sergeant-at-arms, and R. W.
Teeter, Salisbury, chaplain. Six
vice presidents comprising the exe
cutive board named after a spirited
election race: Claude L. Albea,
Charlotte printer; W. E. Shuping,
Greensboro machinist; C. Taylor,
Durham plumber; C. A. Fink of
Spencer; Paul Christopher of Shel
by, president of the State Textile
council, and C. E. Marion, High
Point hosiery worker.
Local Mills Get
C. C. C Orders
Expansion of the Civilian Con
servation corps by 50,000 men in
drought areas has brought addition
al business to North Carolina tex
tile plants.
ine emergency conservation
work department has announced
that three North Carolina mills
have been awarded contracts for
equipment made necessary by the
The Cannon Mills company of
Kannapolis, was awarded contracts
to supply 5 0,000 huck towels for
delivery at Chicago, and 31,250
Turkish towels for delivery at
Chicago and 11,875 for delivery at
S^p Francisco.
The Cannon company’s price on
huck towels was .1174 a unit,
while for Turkish towels the con
cern bid .2824 for the Chicago
shipment and 3.098 to deliver them
at San Francisco.
Through S. B. Marks company
of New York, the North Carolina
Finishing mills at Yadkin, N. C.,
obtained a contract for bleaching
and sewing 10,000 bleached cotton
sheets for delivery at Fort Sam
Houston., Texas,, at a rate of .768
My wife is very irritable; the
least thing sets her off.’"
"You’re lucky at that, mine’s a
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Heads Department
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Native Of Rowan
Heads Math. Dept
At State College
Prof. Hilbert A. Fisher of North
Carolina State college has been
I named head of the mathematics de
partment at that instituton to
succeed Col. John W. Harrelson, J
now administrative dean of the
Prof. Fisher is a native of Faith,
this county, and is 'a graduate of
Mt. Pleasant Collegiate Institute,
the United States Naval Academy, 1
and the submarine school. He is a
member of the college athletic
council. He resigned as commander
iof a submarine in 1923 to become
I a member of the college faculty.
Victor Yost
Heads Legion
Victor H. Yost was chosen com
mander of the Samuel C. Hart post
of the American Legion for the
coming year at the annual election
of officers Tuesday night. He suc
ceeds C. V. Roberts, who was
named a member of the executive
committee for a three-year term.
Other officers elected are: D. C.
Dungan and R. N. Wingate, vice
commanders; J. Lawrence Haynes,
adjutant; F. P. Buck, finance of
fier; Fred iH. Young, service offi
cer; O. C. Bain, chaplain; Ed
Allen, sergeant-at-arms with Gaith
er Weaver, assistant; W. H. Hard
in, historian.
Delegates to the state convention
at Greensboro are Victor Yost, J.
Lawrence Haynes, S. H. Plexico,
D. C. Dungan, Charles L. Coggin;
alternates, C. V. Roberts, R. N.
Wingate, Frank P. Buck, Donald
Clement and W. H. Hardin.
The new officers will be install
ed in October.
Stranger: "Farm products cost
more than they did awhile back.
Flow do you explain it?”
Farmer: "Well, when a farmer
is supposed to know the botanical
name of what he’s raising and the
entomological name of the bugs
that eat it and the chemical name
of the stuff that will kill the bugs
—somebody’s got to pay for all
this knowledge, ain’t they?”
Smith: "Why, old man, I .
thought you were dead.”
Jones: "What lead you to think
I had passed away?”
Smith: "I overheard some people 1
on _ i
Landlady: "What portion of the
■chicken would you like?” i
"Oh, half of it will do, thank ]
Two Youths Held
|For Reeves Murder
Roland Earle Allen> 21, is in the
Rowan county jail, and Lowell Mas
sie is in the hospital at Lynchburg,
Va., charged with the murder of
Will Reeves, a prosperous farmer of
Rowan county, on August 9.
Allen and Massie were shot down
by Lynchburg officers as they fled
a besieged cabin on Piney Creek.
Massie was seriously injured. Allen’s
injuries are not considered very
serious. He was brought here Wed
nesday night by Sheriff Krider and
Deputy Sheriff Graham. Each ac
cused the other of the actual slay
ing. Both admitted participating in
the crime.
Allen and Massie have been
sought by officers of this county
since the night of August 9, follow
ing the killing of Will Reeves,
prosperous farmer of Morgan
Two men who said they were
convict guards went to the Reeves
home and said they were seeking
escaped prisoners. They asked to
be allowed to search the house, and
covered the first floor. A slight
argument ensued, the two men went
out the front door, and a few mo
ments later, Reeves was killed by a
pistol bullet, while he was standing
inside the front door. The men fled.
The next day officers arrested
Elmer Waggoner, of this county,
as a material witness, it having been
learned that a car answering the
description of one owned by him
had been seen near the Reeves home
the night of the slaying. He said
two men, Roland Earl Allen, a
brother-in-law^ and another known
as "Jack” Massey had taken his car
the afternoon before, returned
about midnight and left im
A widespread search had been
conducted for the men since that
time. Robbery was believed the
motive of the crime, as Reeves was
reputed to keep large sums of cash
in an iron safe in his home.
The American Federation of La
bor is battling the huge aluminum
trust dominated by Andrew W.
Mellon and his family in what ap
pears to be a finish fight. With al
most no disorder, the council of
aluminum workers has brought to
an abrupt standstill all activity at
the Aluminum Company of Amer
ica’s four largest plants, employ
ing 8,500 men.
The muddy tide of a cloudburst
swept away all the worldly posses
sions of hundreds of people, took
two lives, and laid waste the fer
tile lowlands of two counties near
Ashland, Ky., Friday. It was the
most devastating flood ever record
ed in that section of eastern Ken
tucky. Property damage will be
counted in hundred of thousands
of dollars.
Dr. Clyde A. Miller was for
mally installed as president of
Guilford college Sunday morning
at the annual education session of
the North Carolina Yearly Meeting
of Friends.
Through the Public Works Ad
ministration North Carolina has
received $9,5 59,900 for non
tederal projects. Additional mil
lions of dollars have gone into the
state in the form of allotments. to
the federal government and its de
After his return from a six
weeks inspection tour, President
Roosevelt was told by Jesse Jones,
chairman of the RFC, that "things
look pretty good.” The President
gave the go-ahead signal to the
housing and stock exchange con
trol commissions, two of the gov
ernment’s newest agencies.
The five members of the Tilley
family on trial for the murder of
their foster child and sister, Leoda
Childress, were found not guilty
by a directed verdict from Judge
John M. Oglesby on Saturday, Au
gust 11th. Luther Tilley who was
being held on another murder
charge growing out of the alleged
killing of Andrew Elledge in 1927
was also acquitted on Monday.
Two high appointments in the
textile industry went to( North
Carolinians when Recovery Admin
istrator Johnson named Arthur M.
Dixon, Gastonia textile manufac
turer, and C. M. Fox, of Shelby,
to fill vacancies on the Cotton
Textile National Industrial Rela
tions board. ..
The food situation next year in
view of the droughty is perplex
ing government agriculture officials
as they admitted that the unparall
eled ravages of the sun in the Mid
west brought an unexpected situa
tion to their attention. Secretary
of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace
predicted that food prices next year
would "rise” materially in view of
the widespread effect of the- drought
on production of principal grain
crops. Wallace, however, asserted
that in 1935 "there will be plenty
of food- to keep everyone in the best
of health.” He added, however,
that the main problem was that of
distribution and that despite pro
duction decreases from natural
causes control over acreage must be
Rockwell Officials
Salisbury Visitors
Messrs. R. L. Hblshouser, mayor,
and J. L. Stickleather, chief of
police, of the hustling little Rowan
county town of Rockwell, were
business visitors in the city Thurs
day, and were pleasant callers at
The Watchman office.
New Furniture Store
Has Formal Opening
The Sparks-Lampert Furniture
company held their formal opening
on Wednesday. Hundreds of peo
ple visited this new and attractive
store. The owners and operators
of this store are all well-known and
popular citizens of this city.
He: "Have you decided what
we’ll give your old aunt for her
91st birthday?”
She: "No. But, now I come to
think of it, the poor old maid has
had very little pleasure all her life.
You might just write her an anony
mous love letter.”
Junior Golf Champ
8UNSET RIDGE, 111_Shirley
Ann Johnson (above), is the new
, junior U. 8: Women’s Western golf
champion for 1934. She defeated
Hilda Livergood in a desperately
fought final round.
| Perfect Pistol Score |
ALBANY, N. Y. . . . Extensive
checking up discloses that a world’s
pistol record was established when
S’gt., A. M. Stanwix (above), Of
Troop G., N. Y. State Troopers
scored 45 bullseyes in 45 shots on
the U. S. Army range, using a 38
To Defend Net Title
k NEW YORK . . . Helen Jacobs
(above), U. S. Women’s Tennis
Champion, though defeated in’ the
English championship, is home to
defend her national title at Forest
Hills, N. Y. late this month.
.Dimeless Candidate
JWELCH, W. Va. . . . "I haven’t '
'got a dime 'and will hitch-hike and 1
thumb my way through the district t
but I'm out to get that nomina- s
then," eays G: A. Bryant (above), £
'newspaper man and peanut vender, -
candidate i for - Congress opposing :
John Eos., j
She (as they motored to the big
city church): Aren’t these chimes
melodiously beautiful? Such harm
ony. So inspiring! They thrill me!” c
He: "You’ll have to speak louder, t
ITiose confounded bells are making
iuch a racket, I can’t hear a word f
you say ” c

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