North Carolina Newspapers

    Predict Party Division
The Treasury Report
Excitement Ahead
President Roosevelt’s personal
hold upon the affections of the
American people' does not seem to
have diminished, to judge from re
ports brought back to Washington
by political scouts^ of both parties
Even those in and out of his own
party, including many rock-ribbed
Republicans, who never have voted
and never will vote the Democratic
ticket, admit the charm of the man
and concede the effect of his per
sonal magnetism not only upon
those who meet him face to face
but even when it is projected over
the radio. There is no question that
Mr. Roosevelt’s voice is the most
persuasive that has ever spoken in
to a microphone, while his cheery
smile wins the personal regard even
of tohse who are most pitterly op
posed to the course of his Adminis
For that reason, most of the
criticism of the Administration so
far has been directed at its acts and
methods, and aimed ostensibly at
the President’s subordinates, usually
with the explicit reservation that no
personal criticism of the President
is intended. And that state of af
fairs probably will continue, even
though some conservative Demo
crats desert the standard of the Ad
Out of this peculiar situation
some astute observers here believe
that a new party line-up is definite
ly on the way. Some even go so far
as to predict that the major party
division in 1936 will be between
a "Roosevelt Party” and a “Consti
tution Party,” by whatever names
they call themselves.
Indications which give color to
this idea of a new party line-up in
. , t • . rr*1
American politics arc many, mac
is, for example, the coalition of Re-1
publicans and Democrats in the new
American Liberty League^—whose
leaders, incidentally, profess the
usual personal friendship for Mr. 1
Roosevelt, while setting up an or- 1
ganization which cannot be any
thing but opposed to the Roosevelt
program. There is the recent resig
nation of Lew Douglas, Director of
the Budget, latest in the series of
resignations of conservative-minded
men from their Administration'
posts. Mr. Douglas openly avowed
his lack of sympathy with the
Treasury’s system of bookkeeping,
which Secretary Morgenthau de
scribed in his recent radio address,
whereby one set of figures is used
to show that the campaign pledge
to reduce .the Government’s ex
penditures has been kept and an
other entirely different set of figures
is produced to cover the amounts
of the heavy increase in the Na
tional Debt and the disposition
made of the funds so borrowed.
According to Mr. Morgenthau,
the $6,000,000,000 increase in the
debt is actually only $4,400,000,
000, because the. Treasury has $1,
600,000,000 of the money still on
hand, without counting the "pro
fit” of $2,800,000,000 arising from
the devaluation of the gold dollar.
And much of the borrowed money
has been re-loaned through the R.
F. C. and other agencies.
(Continued on page fotir)
“As Maine
Goes So-”
Dems. Win
Gov. Louis J. Briann, Maine’s
first Democratic governor in 16
years, was re-elected Monday in the
face of Republican demands for his
defeat as a symbol of Maine’s re
pudiation of the' "new deal.”
It was the first time in Maine
history that a Democratic governor
had won a second term. Brann,
who went into office in the sensa
tional Democratic overturn two
years ago, was the fifth member of
his party to occupy the executive
chair in this state since the Civil
Another Maine tradition was
shattered as the state voted by 2
3 to 2 margin to repeal its half
century old constitutional prohi
bition amendment.
The Carolina 5 Watchman
Democrats Preparing For Fall Campaign
Doughton And
Winbome Will
Make Speeches
District Rally At Boone
Will Be Big Occasion
For Democrats
The Democrats of the Ninth
Congressional District will hold
their district meeting and rally in
Boone, N. C., on Saturday, Sept.
15 th.
A large delegation from Rowan
county expect to attend this meet
ing, along with delegations from
the other counties in the District,
composed of Alleghany, Alexander,
Ashe, Caldwell, Iredell, Stanly,
Cabarrus, and Watauga.
This will be the occasion for the
opening of the, campaign of Con
gressman R. L. Doughton, and his
address Saturday will outline the is
sues of the campaign in "Farmer
Bob’s” characteristic aggressive
I ms event will also mark tne
opening of the fall campaign in the
Efferent counties in the district for
:ounty and congressional offices.
Congressman Doughton is offer
ng for re-election and basing his
bid for favor from the voters on
bis splendid record in Congress dur
ing the many years he has served
this district. He will be opposed
by Joseph M. Prevette, of Jefferson]
who is the Republican candidate for
J. Wallace Winborne, chairman
of the Democratic Executive Com
mittee of the state will address the
meeting at Boone, and there will
be brief speeches by the chairmen
of the Democratic executive com
mittee of each county in the dis
trict. A band will furnish music
for the occasion and a record-break
ing attendance is expected.
It will be a big day for Congress
man Doughton’s candidacy, and
will mirlr flip lipifinnintf of hiS
campaign. He is now serving as
chairman of the ways and means
committee, the most important
place in the United States Con
Chairman V. D. Guire, of Le
noir, will preside.
The program, will begin at 1:30
o’clock, with Mr. Guire opening
the ceremonies. Music will be fur
nished by the Efird-Wiscassett
band of Albemarle.
The program calls for the roll
call of counties, with recognition
given to representatives; introduc
tion of Chairman J. Wallace Win
borne by Mr. Guire; speech by Mr.
Winborne; recognition of county
executive committee chairman,
with short speeches from each; and
a speech by Mr. Doughton, who
will be introduced by Jim Rivers,
editor of the Watauga Democrat.
An automobile wreck on the Ox
ford highway near Durham caused
the death of Mose Emory, 2 3-year
old farmer of Northside commun
ity, and six others were injured in
wrecks closely following Sunday
With a passenger list of 430, all
were accounted for except 162 on
Sunday night following a disaster
off the Asbury Park, N. J., coast
when the Ward liner Morro Castle
was lost in flames. Cause of the
Are is being investigated, and jt is
hoped the number of deaths will be
lowered as a check-up of the miss
ing ones continues.
Sinclair Now Center of Political Spotlight
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PASADENA, Calif. . . . Upton Sinclair (above, right) Socialist
author turned Democrat, is the target of all political eyes as he makes
plans for his Fall campaign for election to California governorship on
the Democratic turret. Above (left) is Sheridan Downey, Sacramento
attorney, Sinclair’s running mate for Lieutenant-Governor.
Murder 1 rial
Gets Underway
In Superior Court
Trial of Roland Earl Allen and
Lowell Massie for the murder of
Will Reeves, prominent Rowan
county farmer on the night of
August 9, was underway when the
Superior court adjourned Thursday
afternoon. The case will be con
tinued this morning.
When the court adjourned, the
state and Allen had introduced their
respective witnesses. Massie will
present his evidence this morning.
A two-week term of superior
court opened here Monday with
Judge A. M. Stack presiding. Cri
minal and divorce cases have oc
cupied the time of the court so far.
It willl probably take the remainder
of the week to finish the criminal
docket. Next week will be devoted
to the trial of civil cases.
Anohter trial of outstanding in
terest is that of Ralph Davis, David
son county desperado, charged with
three holdups in this county in re
cent months. The charges against
Davis will probably be taken up
upon the conclusion of the cases
against Allen and Massie.
Davis is also under indictment in
Iredell county for the murder of
Sheriff Kimball and other felonies.
A nol pros with leave was taken
by Solicitor Zeb V. Long in a man
slaughter case against C. G. Harris
of Concord, driver of a car on Jan
uary 27, 19J4, in which one of the
occupants, Miss Effie Hartsell of
Concord, was severely injured.
To Repeat
Comedy Flay
The Luther League of St. Mark’s
Lutheran church will present the
second production of Lillian Wor
timer’s, three act comedy-drama,
"The Path Across the Hill,’’ Friday
night, September 14th, at 8 o’clock.
The production will be given in the
Central school building, six miles
Southeast of Salisbury, on the Sal
isbury-Mooresville highway.
The cast: Misses Alley Good
night, Lucile Cauble, Dorothy Cau
ble, Edna Hoffman, Morgaret Yost;
Messrs. Cletus Beaver, Hermon
Shulenburger, Hubert Shulenburg
er, Murice Goodnight, Carl Deal.
Special music will be given by
the China Grove string band.
We are reproducing this produc
tion, because the local people have
requested it. It’s a real play, don’t
miss it. v
Edwin Jeffress, chairman of
North Carolina highway and public
works commission, is repotted as
showing progress under treatment
in Memorial hospital at Richmond,
Va. He was stricken at his home
in Greensboro on August 26, and
while as yet unconscious, he is
showing favorable signs towards
recovery. Friends in all parts of
the state are awaiting with anxiety
news of his complete recovery.
B. & L. Housing
Help Is Sought
Associations In Three
Southeastern States
Asked to Co-operate
Atlanta.—Plans for getting
building and loan associations in
three southeastern states to lend
money to home owners for im
provement of their property were
discussed here by federal housing
administration liaison officers re
presenting the three states.
Representatives from Georgia,
Florida and North Carolina agreed
to consult building and loan groups
in district meetings throughout
their states. Their first objective,
they decided, would be to urge
the associations to lend their pre
sent borrowers money with which
to modernize and repair theii
Wi*h approximately $180,000,
000 in building and loan assets in
the five states in Region 4, the liai
son officers said that all the associa
tions were prepared to make loans
for property improvement and that
they would do so as soon as dats
could be secured on the proper pro
cedure under the housing adminis
O. K. LeRoque, deputy insurant
commissioner for North Carolin;
in charge of the building and loar
bureau, said the association in hi:
state, which have $80,000,000 it
assets, had been advertising loan
for six months without success.
Mortgages On
6,044 Homes
Are Taken Up
Figures Revealed In The
Monthly Report Of
State Manager
A total of 6,044 homes in North
Carolina have been saved to their
owners by loans made by the Home
Owners Loan Corporation since its
organization a little over a year
ago, according to C. S. Noble, state
manager, in his monthly report.
In dollars and cents, the loans
made have reached a total of $15,
369,975.81. These funds were ex
pended in rendering assistance to
distressed home owners who were on
the verge of losing their homes by
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Manager Noble, 18,549 applications
have been received, seeking loans
amounting to $48,822,813.15. 6,
044 loans have been made. 3,250
wgre found to be not eligible under
the law. 474 applications were
withdrawn. 14,829 applications are
j still active.
Royal Wedding Bells i
LONDON. . . . Princess Marina
of Greece, (above), the bride to be
of Prince George of' England
(below) whose wedding this Fall
is to be the highlight of European
social affairs.' Prince George, is
the youngest of the four living
sons of King George and Queew
Stanly Leader
Kills Himself
Albemarle.—Lawson M. Almond,
Albemarle merchant and postmaster
from 1922 to 1933, committed
suicide at his home here about 6:30
o’clock Tuesday night.
Alone in the house, he fired a
shotgun charge into his left lung.
A neighbor, attracted by the re
port, found Mr. Almond slumped
on the floor, dead.
No reason had been attributed
for the suicide. The coroner, after
a preliminary investigation, deemed
an inquest unnecessary. He termn
ed the death a palpable suicide.
Forty-six years old, Mr. Almond
was a native of Stanly county and
was prominent in the social, busi
ness, fraternal, and religious life of
1 Albemarle. He was one of the
leading Republicans in the county.
| He was a member of the Lutheran
church and a Mason.
Helps Win Band Title
NEW YORK ... The Mil
waukee American Legion band
has put one woman member in
jt$ world championship organiza
tion. She is Miss Evelyn Pennak
(.above),' solo saxophonist, pic
tured aboard ship as the band re
turned from Geneva, Switzerland,
where they won the world title.
Doughton Asks
TarTrleel Meel
Washington.—Representative R
L. Doughton of Laurel Springs, ha
called a conference of the Tar He*
delegation in congress to be hel
Monday, Sept. 17, the day befor
the hearing on the location of th
southern section of the Shenandoal
Smoky Mountains Parkway. Thi
delegation will probably meet ii
the offices of Senator Bailey.
The purpose of the conference
according to Mr. Doughton who is
chairman of the North Carolina
committee urging the western N.
Carolina route, is to outline the ar
guments to be made at the hearing
before Secretary Harold L. Ickes, of
the department of the interior, as
administrator of the Public
Works' administration.
The PWA has made an allot
ment for the parkway which will
extend from the Shenandoah Na
tional park, Va., to the Smoky
Mountains National park. Thus
far, it has been decided to build
the parkway as far as Blowing
Rock, N. C.
The federal administration has
mapped plans for the winter feed
ing of nearly 16,000,000 needy,
while a drive was launched to
erase “chiselers” from federal re
lief rolls. Federal Emergency Re
lief Administrator Harry L. Hop
kins said he “was prepared to take
whatever steps were necessary to
insure adequate winter relief.” But
he made it plain that the govern
ment would not compete with pri
vate business in the program.
Pea< | Efforts
Al udoned By
l sderal Board
Thousands Of Strikers
Back On Jobs In The
Two Carolinas
Anti-strike forces, gvarded by
machine guns and bayonets, made
headway in the Carolinas this week,
with approximately 10,000 more
workers reported back on the job
than last week, according to a sur
vey made Thursday.
The strike situation was quite in
Rowan county and little change
was noted from last week.
The textile strike mediation
board Wednesday found the issues
of that bitter controversy so deep
ly seated as to dispel all hope of im
mediate arbitration.
After two. days of almost un
broken conferences with mill own
1 ers it made this announcement and
the cotton textile institute asserted
that the only "lawful method” of
• making the changes demanded by
s the strikers was by amendments to
1 the code for their industry.
i In practically all instances mill
i re-openings occured where bying
: squadrons of unionists, and not
t voluntary walkouts, were responsi
: ble for last week’s close-downs,
i Some mills which operated last
week were unable to rally sufficient
help this week, thus partially off
setting the effect of re-opening on
the general situation.
Meanwhile, strike leaders kept
anxious eyes on the hosiery indus
try. Several thousand hosiery
workers were recuited to the strike
ranks, but most mills continued to
operate despite reduced force.
Only in isolated cases were mills
re-opened without national guard
protection, and thousands of special
guards lent their strength to the
announced intention or public or
ficials to allow all employes to work
if they wish.
Increased guards in Alabama and
increased strike-ranks in Tennessee
were the principal items in news
from the far-southern strike sec
tors. Five plants in east central
Alabama were running behind a
cordon of officers, with 6,500 at
Hosiery workers at Chattanoo
ga, Tenn., remained out of theif
idle plants, bringing that state’s
strike total above 5,000.
i Missisisippi plants continued to
operate behind troop lines, and all
was quiet with Georgia’s 40,000
idle. Both Georgia and Alabama;
as the Carolinas, have more than
half of the normal textile employ
ment idle.
82d Session Opened
At Catawba College
Dr. Howard Omwake, President, Welcomes
Students—Faculty Has Two New
Members This Session
Catawba college had its 8 2d for
mal opening Wednesday with spe
cial exercises at the morning chapel |
hour. Registration of students;
has been going on for several days
and the prospects are for around
400 for the session.
Dr. Howard Omwake, president,
was ia charge of the exercises and
welcomed the old and new stud
ents. Dr. David E. Faust conducted
devotionals. Greetings were ex
tended by Mayor Henry W. Davis,
Rev. Marshall Woodson and Char
les F. Daniel on behalf of the city,
the churches and the community.
Prof. Howard E. Slagen, new
teacher of Latin and Greek, was
presented and announcement was
made of another new addition to
the faculty, Miss' Elizabeth Moore,
as resident nurse.
Announcement was made of a
number w>f campus activities and
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