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President Receives
To Revise NR A.
I The Silver Situation.
Since the President’s return trom
his vacation, the political forecast
ers have been getting busy again
figuring out what is going to hap
pen next under the New Deal. And
the smartest of them are saying,
quite openly, that all the signs in
dicate that Mr. Roosevelt is rapidly
veering toward the "left.” That is
to say, the feeling here is that poli
cies which are regarded as "radical”
have definitely won out over the
more conservative courses which
business men and industrialists have
been hoping he would adopt.
Just how much basis there is for
such a conclusion depends a good
deal, of course, on definitions.
There are lots of people who slap
the label "radical” or "revolution
ary’’ on anything they don’t agree
with. But what is behind this
growing impression of Presidential
radicalism is not only the recent
nationalization of silver, with its
inflationary implications, but some
of the things the President said in
his Green Bay speech, on his way
back to Washington.
"The President is beginning to
talk like Tugwell,” is the way one
observer expressed it. Mr. Tug
well has become notorious for
drawing, what some consider, mis
leading implications from well
known facts.
It is, of course, not quite correct
to say that President Roosevelt
subscribes to all of these radical
doctrines, but since he got back
from his trip to Hawaii he has been
flooded with protests against the
tone of some of his recent utter
ances, coming mostly not from
ultra-conservative or political
sources but from ordinary business
men who are trying to reassure
themselves that business is still go
to have a chance to grow and
ceeded in pleasing everybody, and I,
Jim Farley has reported to the
President that he is pleasing more
people than any President ever did,
so much of the complaining runs [
off like water off a duck’s back.
The plain fact of the situation,
however, is that the Administration
is up against conditions which were
not foreseen and which seem likely
to result in a considerable readjust
ment of programs, if not of poli
It must always be remembered
that Mr. Roosevelt has consistently
said that he didn’t know whether
any of his projects would work,
but he was going to try them, any
way, and if they failed, scrap them
and try something else.
It seems now to be reasonably
clear that NRA is headed for the
scrap-heap, at least the more oner
ous provisions of that complicated
Business men and industrialists
like the idea of having Govern
ment support for trade association
agreements, and will welcome a
chance to continue, in the major
industries, along the lines laid down
in NRA. They are beginning to
get a bit nervous, however, over
the apparent disagreement between
the President and General Johnson
in the matter of price-fixing. The
General’s idea, which was the
theory at the base of the Recovery
Act, is that prices should go up,
in order that business may make
profits and so pay better wages and
hire more workers.
The President, it is understood,
(Continued on page eight)
Monument On Site
Of First Lutheran
Church Dedicated
A monument marking the site
of the first Lutheran church erected
in North Carolina was dedicatee
Sunday at St. Peter’s church, neai
The monument, formerly dedi
cated by Dr. J. L. Morgan, presi
dent of the North Carolina Luther
an synod, bears on its faice this in
scription: "Here was the first
Lutheran church in North Carolina
built of hickory logs, about 1740.’
The dedication was a part of ths
all-day homecoming service at St
Roper Favors Profit System
Doughton To Open Campaign Sept. 15th
Ninth District
ly Will Be
Held At Boone
Large Number Of State
And County Officials
To Attend
Congressman R. L. Doughton
will open his campaign for re
election on Saturday, September
15 th, at Boone, according to an an
nouncement made Thursday.
This event will be the occasion
of a general political rally for the
ninth district, featured by the
opening speech in the present cam
paign by Mr. Doughton.
Wallace Winborne, chairman of
the state Democratic executive
committee, will deliver an address.
Other speakers, including the chair
men of the nine counties, consti
ittend the rally from each of the
ounties in the district.
All Democrats are invited to be
)resent in Boone on Sept. 15 th,
ind to participate in the festivities.
Mr. Doughton has represented
:he ninth district—this district—
n Congress for 23 years. When
President Roosevelt was inaugurat
ed in 1933, Mr. Doughton was
made chairman of the ways and
means committee—the most im
portant committee in the house,
which position he now holds.
Funeral services for Mrs. Robert
G. Eagle, 40, of China Grove, who
died at her home Tuesday after
noon, were) 'conducted Thursday
morning at 11 o’clock at the Me
thodist church in China Grove.
Two children, Kirby and Miss
Josephine Eagle, of the home; the
mother, Mrs. W. A. Boger, of
China Grove, and the following
brothers and sisters are the immedi
ate survvors: Mrs. B. A. Safrit of
China Grove, Mrs. M. L. File and
Mrs. J. A. Bost of Salisbury, Mrs.
J. E. Bost of High Point, G. H.
Boger of Durham, W. M. Boger of
Albemarle, J. A. Boger of Salisbury
Route 8, and B. L. Boger of
Climaxing a series of misfortunes,
George Pond and Cesare Sabelli,
turned back by a raging storm
over the Irish sea on a Rome-to
Dublin flight, attempted to land in
Wales Sunday, but crashed into a
Welsh mountain in the darkness,
ruining their, hopes for a return
Atlantic flight. Although the fliers
miracusously escaped serious injury,
Pond said: "I’m afraid the plane is
damaged almost beyond repair. It
will certainly not be fit for an At
lantic flight this year.”
A substitute for tea which has
all the aromatic flavors and is as
palatable as the commercial variety
so well known claims to have been
discovered in the two Carolinas.
The cassina, a shrub-like plant that
grows in abundance in the coast
:rage just as pleasing as coffee or
tea, is evidenced by exhaustive ex
periments of a scientist who claims
for this proposed substitute a
marketable future.
A1 Capone is thought to have
been one of 43 prisoners transfer
red from the federal penitentiary]
at Atlanta to the government’s
Alcatraz Island prison in San Fran
cisco bay. The transfer was made
three days ahead of schedule, be
cause of the discovery of files in
the cells of some of the prisoners
selected for transfer, says the At
lanta Constitution.
Sunday’s balloting in Germany
was overwhelmingly favorable to
Hitler in the national plebiscite or
dered to test his popularity. While
this result was forecasted, it deve
loped that there was about a ten
per cent decline in his strength
shown on former occasions, and op
position was distributed in new
quarters of the nation. By the vote,
he is indorsed in taking over the
presidency and is now supreme
Tuning. Up Their Challenger For Gold Cup Races
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NEW YORK . . . The British
Gold Cup challenging • yacht
“Endeavor” ('below), is getting
her tuning up trials off the Con
necticut shores as her owner, Mr.
T. 0. M. Sopwith and wife (above),
smile optimistically in the hopes
pf lifting the famous yachting
trophy which the late Sir Thomas
Lipton tried so valiantly to take
'back to England_The Interna
tional races are scheduled tp start
off Newport, R. I. about Septem
ber 15. . . . Mrs. Sopwith will sail
in the races with her husband, as
timekeeper, the first woman ever
abbard in the historic classic.
Gives Outline
Of Policies
Of New Deal
Government Not Against
Capital Economic
Secretary Roper assured the na
tion’s business men Wednesday
that the "government and the mas
ses of the people themselves resent
unthinking statements or subtle
suggestions that the profit motive
in American life has been or is to
be abolished.’’
The secretary’s assertion, obvi
ously was considered by the ad
ministration as a highly significant
statement. It was timed so as to
coincide with Presidential reorgan
ization of the NRA on a perman
ent basis.
With his declaration that the
coupled another that business is
definitely on the upgrade. Private
enterprise, he said, is showing such
initiative in getting back on its
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Endorse Plan To
Drain Three Creeks
Between 75 and 100 farmers of
this county who live or own lands
which adjoin Second, Third and
Fourth creeks in the upper section
of Rowan, met Tuesday afternoon
and indorsed a plan whereby they
will aid in bearing the expense of
drainage of the three creeks.
The project, which has been ap
proved both by the state and fed
eral governments, has received the
sanction of Roland Pine, FERA
staff engineer, and work is expect
ed to begin shortly if the majority
of the owners of bottom lands on
the creeks sign a petition to allow
a commission to asses their lands at
not more than $5 an acre to aid
towards the completion of the job
which calls for an expenditure of
more than $200,000.
Mrs. Joyce Noble, 93, was buried
Tuesday afternoon after services at
4 o’clock at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Mittie Hall, of 720
East Franklin street.
noon following a long 0fttess ag
gravated by a fall some time ago
which resulted in a broken hip.
Two sons and a daughter sur
vive, these being: Rev. T. L. Noble
of Belton, Ga., J. A. Noble and
Mrs. Mittie Hall, of Salisbury.
It’s Fair Time on. the Pacific Coast
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POMONA, CALIF. ... It is again fair time on the Pacific coast
and here is shown a grand champion, “Judge Duke” being attended by
pretty maidens as he prepays to defend his title. . . . “Judge Duke”
was so confident of victory that he tried to eat the garland-lei, feeling
sure he could win without it.
[Salisbury Merchants
[ To Hold Dollar Days
Rare Bargains
To Be Offered
By Merchants
Newest Staples To Be On
Display For This Big
What is expected to be the
greatest shopping event of the year
will take place on Thursday and
Friday, September 6 th and 7th,
when all the leading merchants of
the city will co-operate in celebrat
ing Salisbury’s "Dollar Days,’’ one
of the city’s biggest semi-annual
price-slashing events.
Not only are members of the
Salisbury-Spencer Merchants asso
ciation expected to co-operate in
the event, but non-members will
no dcubt join in offering special
inducements to the people of the
city and surrounding trade terri
tory. This means that shoppers
who visit local stores on these days
will find the largest amount and
variety of merchandise ever effered
oin "Dollar Days” at bargain prices.
These dollar days are semi-an
nual dates sponsored here by the
Merchants’ association. The events
were inaugurated in recent years
and were instantly successful. The
fact that local merchants always
have lived up to their promises to
offer unusual bargains on these
days has caused the occasion to be
immensely attractive to sKoppers
over a wide area surrounding Sal
isbury. Visitors come to the city
from points miies away. The in
flux of visitors plus shoppers whc
live in Salisbury makes the up
town district a scene of impressive
activity all through the days.
Mrs. Bings: "Have you heard
from your boy since he went into
the relief camp?”
Mrs. Updike: "Oh, yes, I have
a letter from him at least once a
week. He always sends me a
couple of needles.”
Mrs. Bings: "Why, what’s that
for?” '
Mrs. Uplike: "He wants me to
thread ’em and send ’em back. Got
to do some sewin,” he says.
A man’s idea of an unreasonable
wife is one who expects him to
work up as much admiration for
the grand slam she’s made at
bridge as he would for a grand
pie she’d made in the kitchen.
About the <nly gags the radio
jokesters aren’t stealing are gags
about radio jokesters stealing gags.
Boss—"There’s two dollars miss
ing from my desk drawer and n<
one but you and I have a key t<;
Office Boy—"Wellf, let’s £tich
put a dollar back and forget it.’’
Prof.—This exam will be con
ducted on the honor system. Please
take seats three seats apart and in
alternate rows.
The head of the house was read
ing a newspaper article very care
fully. Presently he remarked to his
wife: "Do you know, dear, I think
there is something in what this ar
ticle says—that the cleverness of
the father often proves a stumbl
ingblock to the son.’’
His wife heaved a sigh of relief.
"Well, thank goodness,” she said,
"our Bobby won’t have anything
to fall over.”
The farmer’s life is full of grief
And viewed with grave alarm—
He is so keen to get relief,
He has not time to farm.
"Get my broker, Miss Jones,”
"Yes, sir; stock or pawn?”
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County, Aug. 30,
City, Sept 10;
8 Months Term
Expect Increase In En
rollment Over Last
Year’s Totals
The city schools will open on
Monday, September 10th, according
to Superintendent J. H. Knox.
The enrollment last year was
3,411 white and 1,181 colored,
making a total of 4,592. A sub
stantial increase in enrollment is
expected this year.
The .principals of the different
schools follow: high school, Miss
Julia Groves; Frank B. John, Miss
Nena DeBerry; Wiley, Miss Sue
Nash; Innes, Miss Annie Bostian;
Henderson, Mrs. Ruth Heilig Mc
Quage. Colored principals: Price,
Prof. L. H. Hall; Monroe Street,
Toni Cash, Jr., succeeds G. A.
Kirkland as athletic coach, Mr.
Kirkland having accepted the posi
tion as coach at Catawba College.
W. S. Ludwich, who has been with
the local schools for the past sev
eral years, will assist in coaching
football and supervise the basket
ball teams.
A complete faculty list will be
announced later, Mr. Knox stated.
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National Textile
Strike Is Voted
A nation-wide strike in the cot
ton textile industry on or before
September 1 was voted Thursday
at the annual convention of the
United Textile Workers of America.
The strike will affect 500,000
coiton textile workers, leaders said,
particularly in the south and in f
New England. The union has a
total membership of about 300,000.
The strike resolution, approved
by all but 10 of the 5 7 i delegates,
empowers the incoming executive
council of the umcn to ca'l a strike
in the cotton tevtile industry on or
before September 1.
| Poultrymen Acclaim Sexing of Baby Chicks
CLEVELAND . . .'Poultrymen are acclaiming the research work
of the U. S. Department of Agriculture which now enables students;
to determine the sex of baby chicks on the day. of hatching, thus
revolutionizing chicken raising for the market.... Photo shows H. L.
Shrader of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, instructing three
students on how to grade the chicks.

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