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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.
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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
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
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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
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
The allocation was divided $2,
702,012 for highways, roads and
streets, and $3,059,956 for grade
| crossing elimination.
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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
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.
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.
Jock: "What do you think Maud
Olby would like for her birthday?”
Helen: "Not to be reminded of
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
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
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.”
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.” -
Mrs. Newbride: "Did I look
nervous at the wedding?”
Bridesmaid: "No, darling, not
after Jack had said yes and the
knot was securely tied.”
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
"Better,” she retorted. "I ac
cepted one of them yesterday.”
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.
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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’.”
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
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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
"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.
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
Unless the extreme penalty i:
provided, he predicted, the stat<
will become a mecca for western
and northern "snatch” gangs.
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.
Winston-Salem.—Guy L. Scott,
a deputy sheriff for 18 years, was
appointed sheriff of Forsyth coun
ty to succeed his brother, Transou
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.
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.
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 .
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
Various other forms of construc
:ion maintained a steady pace in
Memorial Service
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
Wilson.—Fifteen persons were
injured, several of them critically,
in three automobile accidents near
here Saturday and Sunday.

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