The Carolina Watchman I “d __A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF ROWAN COUNTY L_ J FOUNDED 1832—1Q3RD YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1935 T VOL. 103 NO. 45 PRICE 2 CENTS Agree On Codeless Skeletonized . ■ •- _ -1 Supreme CourtDece sion The Bonus Veto Case of Mr. Holt The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that two of the essential assump tions upon which the New Deal program was based, were invalid and unconstitutional, has thrown the Administration and Congress into a state of confusion which makes the fate of much of the rest of the Administration’s progjram doubtful. When the third arm of the government, the Judiciary, de cided that the Legislative arm had no power to enact, and the Execu tive arm had no authority to ad minister, laws depriving persons of their property without just com pensation, or to regulate working hours, wages and trade practices in business which does not cross state lines, it brought to a halt fur ther efforts in the same direction. The Frazier-Lemke Farm Mort gage Moratorium Act was declared unconstitutional in that it depriv ed creditors holding farm mortga ges of their property without due process of law. The agricultural bloc in the lower House is groping in the dark for some satisfactory substitute to hold their constitu ents in line. i • r i 1 • UCUC1 Uldl LUC ittllic which the Supreme Court used in denouncing NRA, applies with equal force to parts, if not all, of AAA, has checked the progress through Congress of the amend ments designed to strengthen AAA. The same decision, as it applies to regulation of hours and wages in intra-state commerce, has put the brakes upon the progress of the Wagner Industrial Relations bill. These Supreme Court, decisions, including the unanimous opinion that the President has no right to dismiss a member of the Federal Trade Commission except for mal feasance in office came just at the moment when Mr. Roosevelt’s per sonal prestige had been greatly en hanced by his action on the Veter an’s bonus. The President’s veto message on the bonus bill is regarded by every body but the Veterans’ lobby as the most statesmanlike utterance he has made since his inauguration. It is also regarded as an extremely smart political move. It gave all of the boys on Capitol Hill a chance to go on record as friends of the veterans, a chance of which they promptly took advantage, and it unquestionably gained for the President a great deal of conserva tive support. Every President since the war has vetoed a bonus bill. The soldier vote is too widely scattered over the country to af fect a President’s reelection, though there are many districts in which it might easily be strong enough to re-elect or defeat a Congressman. There is more dynamite than ap pears on the surface in the report of the Comptroller-General, John W. McCarl, on the actions of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The TVA is asking for an extension of its powers, and more money. Mr. McCarl is the only official who can tell truths without risking his job. He cited many instances of expen ditures not authorized by law, im proper bookkeeping, assumptions of authority which the law did not contemplate and other kinds of ir regularities. The most blasting charge he made is that the TVA deliberately "wrote down” the capital investment in its power plants, in order to make it appear that it could produce electricity cheaper than it actually can pro duce it. Mr. McCarl s jod is to auait an government expenditures. He holds office for a term of fifteen years and cannot be removed unless he commits a crime. He was ap pointed in 1921 by President Hard ing so his term runs until the mid dle of next year. Some of his en thusiastic friends in Nebraska, where he used to practice law, are talking about him as a possible Republican candidate for the pre sidency. Washington is most in terested in him just now as a math ematician. Another question that has got te be settled on Capitol Hill befori the end of this month is whethei young Mr. Holt of West Virgin!: will be really a Senator or not wher he reaches his thirtieth birthday on June 19. The Constitution say (Continued on page seven) Worst Flood In Years In Kansas And Mexico Causes Heavy Damage Floods, already charged with more than 500 deaths and upwards of $25,000,000 damage in western tates and in Mexico, rolls relentless ly over rich regions of Kansas, Mis souri and California. The raging waters spread destruc tion and threatens further loss of life over a widening area. The big Missouri hit new crests. It passed its 1927 level. It promis ed to equal the disastrous propor tions of the flood of 1903. The smaller Kaw, carrying the tide which swept southward out of Nebraska into Kansas by way of the Republican river, raced east ward toward Kansas City—and confluence with the swelling Mis souri. a • i r xmny cugmccia dim city uui cials feared the full crest of the Kaw, roaring into the Missouri, would bring flood conditions at Kansas City similar to 1908. In dustrial sections were inundated then with heavy losses. The threatened portions of Kan sas City include the stockyards and buildings, numerous industrial plants and the Kansas City live - stock exchange. National guardsmen, regular army men and police rushed ahead of the surging crest in Missouri and Kansas. They helped farmers and townspeople in the lowlands to higher ground. Still, death estimates afefetdy had pushed toward 600. The dead in cluded 400 persons drowned in Mexico and more than a score in Colorado and Wyoming last week as well as victims in Kansas, Mis souri and Nebraska. Nearly 1,000 men fought along a 10-mile stretch to keep the rising Missouri out of the fertile St. Louis county valley where a collapse of the levee would release waters over a section of farms two miles wide and 10 miles deep. Carolinas Get U. S. Millions N. C. Allotted $9,544,131, S. C. $5,761,968 For Road Projects Washington. — North Carolina was allotted $9,544,131 from the works program fund for construc tion of highways, roads, streets and grade crossing eliminations. The allocation was divided $4, 720,173 for highways, roads and streets, and $4,823,958 for grade crossing elimination. A total of $400,000,000 was ap portioned among the States, the District of Columbia and Hawaii for these purposes. South Carolina was allocated $5, 761,968 from the works program fund for construction of highways roads, streets and grade crossing eliminations. The allocation was divided $2, 702,012 for highways, roads and streets, and $3,059,956 for grade | crossing elimination. | - Nine Receive Diplomas At Hospital School Nine young women are graduat ing this week from the Rowan General hospitii training school. The baccalaureate sermon was preached Sunday evening by Dr. Marshal Woodson at the First Presbyterian church. The diplo mas were presented during a pro gram at the Yadkin hotel Wednes day evening. Members of the graduating class are: Mary Clements, Minnie Mathis, Venita Boyd, Mildred Chandler, Veda Parker, Evelyn Yost, Lorene Wyatt, Helen Peeler and Letha Heilig. Smart and Correct j flannel skirt, white or pastel shades; a checkered tailored sport jacket and a smart felt and auxillery panama, and completed with the smartest of smart two-tone and matching sport shoes. . . . Dolores Del Rio (above), was outfitted thusly in a recent film style review. The Divorce Court Murder By Milton Propper The trouble started in Mr. Daw son’s private law office. Six people were discussing the case of Rowland vs. Rowland and four of those people were angry. Mrs. Rowland and her lawyer objected to the introduction of new evidence and a new witness. The battle raged until Mr. Daw son, Divorce Court Master, ordered the new witness to be brought in. She was in the next room, but they could not bring her in. She was dead. Then started a sensational inves tigation which involved one of Philadelphia’s most respected fam ilies. It led to scandal, intrigue, a sor did affair in a road house . . . and, finally, to a startling solution. The Divorce Court Murder is a thrilling mystery story by a proli fic young American author, Milton Propper. It is a story packed full jf action from beginning to end tvith startling surprises for the reader at every turn. Milton Propper is one of Amer ica’s foremost writers of mystery thrillers. Other popular stories he fias written are: The Students Fra ternity Murder, The Strange Dis appearance of Mary Young, The Boudoir Murder, The Family Burial Murders, The Ticker Tape Murder, ate., etc. The Dvorce Court Murder will start in this newspaper next week. It is one of Milton Propper’s best stories. We urge our readers not to miss a single instalment. WATCH FOR IT NEXT WEEK. CERTIFICATES ISSUED Kannapolis.—Three hundred and eighty-two students of Kannapolis schools went through the school year without being absent or tardy, according to the report of Super intendent W. J. Bullock. These boys and girls were issued attend ance certificates during the recent commencement exercises at the high school. GOOD MORNING BIRTH OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP Jock: "What do you think Maud Olby would like for her birthday?” Helen: "Not to be reminded of it.” SMART BOY A business man dismissed an of fice boy for slovenliness and ad vertised for a new boy. An appli cant entered his office. Business Man: "What I require is a boy who is smart and tidy. I’m tired of slovenly, sleepy boys who never see anything that ought to be done for the good of the firm. Do you understand?” Applicant: "Yes, sir. Shall I run out and buy you a nice clean col lar?” FAITH Mrs. Rowdybush: "Have you any faith in life insurance?” Mrs. Sewzuk: "Oh, yes. I’ve col lected $10,000 for two husbands, and they were not much good either.” IF THEY ONLY WOULD Social Uplifter: "Do you know that one half of the world doesn’t know how the other half lives?” Voice from Rear: /'It's a good thing some people know enough to mind their own business.” WHERE TO GET CHANGE Hotel Clerk: "Is this $1,000 bill the smallest you have?” Department Guest: "I’m afraid it is.” is-CMrsftei twll bbvi : take this out and get some relief worker to change it.” - AFTER THE JOB WAS OVER Mrs. Newbride: "Did I look nervous at the wedding?” Bridesmaid: "No, darling, not after Jack had said yes and the knot was securely tied.” JUST AS GOOD The young suitor had called on his loved one for her reply. "No, Oswald,” she said. "I’m afraid I cannot marry you.” Oswald shrugged his shoulders. "Oh, very well,” he returned, savagely; there are others Just as good.” "Better,” she retorted. "I ac cepted one of them yesterday.” ABSENT MINDED PROFESSOR A story is current concerning a professor who is reputed to be slightly absent-minded. The learn ed maned man had arranged to es cort his wife one evening to the theatre. "I don’t like the tie that you have on. I wish you would go up and put on another,” said his wife. The professor tranquilly obeyed. Moment after moment elapsed, until finally the impatient wife went upstairs to learn the cause of the delay. In his room she found her husband undressing and getting into bed. Habit had been too much for him when he took off his tie. _ ! HORRIBLE MISTAKE Young Doctor: "I’m afraid I made a mistake in filling in a death certificate today.” Old Doctor: "How was that?” Young Doctor: "I absent-mind edly signed my name in the space left for 'cause of death’.” FAIR During rehearsal, a leader of a certain band stopped the music ab ruptly and frowned at a stout little fellow who was putting all the other musicians out. "Say, Herman,” he demanded, "what do you mean by playing a lot of half notes when there should be whole notes?” "Veil,” he said, "I make explana tions by you. You cut down on my vages by half brice, don’d you?” The latter stared in amazement. He had done so, but— "Und I gontinues to make der notes with my irfstruynend, but dey will be half nodes until der vages is put back to the whole brice. Vat ist fair, aind’t Id?” Drop Bonus For This Session; Up Again In ’36 - 1___ Senate and House conferees on the Patman bonus bill have decided to abandon all efforts to enact veterans’ legislation at this session of Congress. Any compromise proposal, they agreed, would force veterans "tc make a serious sacrifice.” The Patman plan, calling for s $2,000,000,000 currency expansion to finance immediate payment ol the adjusted service certificates, will be reintroduced when Congress meets again in January. Ever since the senate sustainec the President’s veto of the Patman bill, its sponsors had been studying possible ways of obtaining renewec consideration of the bonus. Rep. Patman (D., Tex.) anc Sen. Thomas (D., Okla.), leaders of the Patman group, in a joint statement said a canvas of the sit uation disclosed "7$ per cent ol Congress in favor of the Patman bill.” "Inasmuch as the next session oi Congress is only seven months away, we have decided to refer the Patman bill back to the people and reintroduce it at the next session, Meanwhile, a campaign will be started immediately to build up sentiment for its passage,” the statement said. NEWS BRIEFS PHILLIPS ASKS FOR DEATH PENALTY FOR KIDNAPERS Winston-Salem. — Speaking t c the Forsyth county grand jury Judge F. Don Phillips advocatec the death penalty in North Carotin; for kidnaping in place of the pre sent maximum sentence of life im prisonment. Unless the extreme penalty i: provided, he predicted, the stat< will become a mecca for western and northern "snatch” gangs. BEGIN TRAINING SOON FOR PATROL APPLICANTS Raleigh.—Between 150 and 200 candidates for 6 5 positions on the State Highway patrol will begin training within the next 30 days under officials of the present patrol. After studying for four to six weeks, the successful recruits will enter service on the highways with the 5 6 men now members of the patrol. Dr. M. C. S. Noble, assist ant commissioner of revenue, said. The strength of the patrol was increased by the legislature to 121 men effective July 1. GUY SCOTT APPOINTED SHERIFF OF FORSYTH Winston-Salem.—Guy L. Scott, a deputy sheriff for 18 years, was appointed sheriff of Forsyth coun ty to succeed his brother, Transou Scott. Transou Scott’s resignation was accepted by the board of commis sioners Monday. The former of ficer is reported to be a patient in a Morganton hospital. QUASH MURDER CHARGES AGAINST MRS. SHOUSE Morganton.—Murder charges a gainst Mrs. Mrs. C. M. Shouse for the fatal shooting of her husband were dismissed by Judge J. Will Pless, Jr., in Burke superior court, upholding the defendants plea of self defense. The case was thrown out at the conclusion of state’s evi dence and a verdict of not guilty was ordered. Mrs. Shouse killed her husband February 14 at the home in eastern Burke near Hickory. Shouse, man ager of the Union Bus station at Hickory, was said by witnesses tc have been intoxicated and threat ened to kill his wife. He was ad vancing on her when the fatal shot was fired. FARMER KILLS SELF AT HOME OF PARENTS New Bern.—Clyde J. Warren 37, farmer of Vanceboro, commit ted suicide by shooting himseli with a pistol while alone in his bed room at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ben R. Warren. Amateur Supreme . kia NEW YORK ... Is Wm. Lawson Little, Jr., (above), of San Francisco on his way to set golfing records as Impressive as those of Bobby Jones t The 24 year old American youth, in winning the British Amateur title for the second consecutive year, while holding the American title, is the third golfer ever to have won the British title two years in a row. If he repeats in the American champion ship play this year he will have one record bettering Jones. Gordon Urban Opens A New Sports Shop Opening of the Gordon Urban , sporting goods shop, at 124 North Main street in the building former ly occupied by the Salisbury Pawn shop, is announced by Gordon Ur ban, proprietor. The new shop will handle a com plete and modern line of all types of sporting goods, and full equip jment for engaging in activities of (all kinds. Uniforms, balls, fishing tackle and equipment, golf acces sories and other types of goods will j be carried, while a full line of lug | gage is an additional part of the 1 shop. Mr. Urban is a well-known young business man of this city. He came to Salisbury in 1908 when his family moved here, attended the Salisbury high school where he played football, and then went to Randolph-Macon where he captain ed the football and basketball teams. He later attended Eastman Business college, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., played football there and engaged in, professional basketball. Upon his return here, he aided in the coaching duties at the Salis bury high school in 1923, and play ed on the Y. M. C. A basketball team for some years. He is also an ardent fisherman, a golfer, and participant in other sports. From his wide experience in numerous fields of sports, as well as his know ledge of various games, he is con fident that he can help develop sports in this section in many ways. Mr. Urban was associated with his father, the late Wm. Urbansky, in the Salisbury Pawn Shop for many years. The latter business has been discontinued, and Mr. Ur ban is now opening up his own concern. it is iurtner announcea mat jas. E. "Bud” Shuler, a well-known Salisburian, will be traveling re presentative for the new concern. Mr. Shuler, after starring on the Salisbury high school football, basketball and baseball teams, went to the University of North Caro lina and was a stellar guard during the seasons of 1925-28 inclusive. He also played basketball there, and for the past two seasons was a member of the Charlotte profes sional football team. He also um pired in the Carolina Textile base ball league two years and has been a Southern conference football of , ficial for years. The new concern has already re : ceived large shipments of sporting • goods of various kinds, and is ac , tively entering into the merchan dising field. Abandon Practice Of Fair Trade Enforcement F. R. And Congressional Leaders Agree On Plan; Issue Left To People To Watch Contractors The NRA situation at a glance: President Roosevelt and Demo cratic congressional leaders agreed an extending the NRA in a code less, skeletonized form. The fragmentary organization would keep business statistics and see that government contractors conform to minimum wage and maximum hour standards. In New York representatives of approximately 100 codified indus tries approved a plan to save as much of NRA as possible. On the basis of early reports that much of NRA might be salvaged, prices rose in the speculative mar kets. The Chief Executive determined to press the whole New Deal pro gram in Congress, and word circu lated that the Wagner Labor Dis putes bill and the Guffey coal bill had been added to the "must” list. Secretary Perkins, after the spec ial cabinet meeting, reported the social security program was on "sound constitutional grounds.” Hugh S. Johnson claimed no con stitutional amendment was neces sary to protect NRA principles, and sharply criticized both Donald R. Richberg, NBA. chief, and Senator Borah, Republican of Id ah*. House liberals, seeking to revise the Constitution, postponed an ini tial meeting due to poor attendance. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt la mented the loss of NRA labels as affecting the "conscientious con sumer.” Survey Reveals Heavy Building Gains In South Widespread industrial expansion and a sharp increase in private building operations featured the south’s general construction pro gram during May, says the monthly review of .the Manufacturer’s re cord. The aggregate of contract awards for building, construction and en gineering projects for the past month reached $46,473,000, as compared with $33,021,000 and $29,482,000 in April and March, respectively. Industrial contracts went to a lew high level in May, totaling $7,005,000. The figures for the ^receding month were $4,812,000. Private building awards last month amounted to $7,149,000, compared with the April total of $5,452,000. Attention is called in the review :o the diversified character of in lustrial operations revealed by the ‘act that 76 separate projects are ncluded in the month’s total of twards. Various other forms of construc :ion maintained a steady pace in Vlay. Memorial Service Held The annual memorial day exer cises by the American legion were conducted Sunday afternoon at the National cemetery with soldiers of the civil, the Spanish-American ana world wars participating. The services were conducted by Victor Yost, commander o fthe Samuel C. Hart post of the legion and the legion ritualistic ceremony was fol lowed. FIFTEEN PERSONS HURT IN WRECKS NEAR WILSON Wilson.—Fifteen persons were injured, several of them critically, in three automobile accidents near here Saturday and Sunday.