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FOUNDED 1832-104TH YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 22, 1935 VOL. 104 NO 17 pTirF ? rFtvtc
Both the friends and the foes oi
the Administration profess to fine
satisfaction in the results of th«
recent local elections in different
parts of the United States. A gooc
deal depends on the point ol
view, but the more serious minded
among the President’s advisers
look on the record of the vote as
sounding at least a warning note.
The' reputation of Postmaster
General Farley as • a political stra
tegist suffered somewhat of a set
back. Fie injected the New Deal
issue into the New York legislative
campaign, and that enables Repub
licans to chortle over regaining
control of the State Assembly.
Since the assembly has been Re
publican for -35 years, except for
the three Democratic "landslide”
elections of 1910, 1912, and 1934,
this year’s result was merely a re
turn to normal, and would have
attracted little attention if Mr.
parley had not chosen to make an
Administration issue of it. His
only consolation is that the total
Democratic vote'cast in the State
was 370,000 more than the Re
publican vote, the majority, being
mostly in New York City, where
Tammany elected two Congress
men to fill vacancies.
HERE AND THERE
Not much significance is at
tached here to the defeat^gf the
Republican candidate for Gover
nor in the normally Democratic
state of Kentucky. Over in the
New England states, the' .political
wiseacres find evidence. .that the
New Deal is losing ground in the
loss to the Democrats of ‘many
municipal offices, and .'particularly
in the result of the Mayoralty elec
'l tion in Philadelphia.' There were
many New Dealers who were sure
that the G. O. P. was dead in its
principal stronghold, the Com
jnonwealth of Pennsylvania. But
w|> the State-wide vote on the judi
1 'fy ^ticket, the Republicans were
■%—* J |al opinion here is settling
(■i- belief that it is upon
J Soiith and the Agrarian
pat Mil Roosevelt must re
edectij^r^btfj' is'one reason
Democratic leaders are
■ned over the rising popu
of Governor Alf Landon of
ansas as a Republican Presidential
possibility.
Admitting that it will be a
truggle to carry any of the states
^ Cast of the Mississippi and north
of the Ohio, they do not like the
prospect of having to go up against
a candidate who would be practi
cally certain of carrying Kansas,
his home state, and whose chance
* in all the rest of the Missouri Val
ley states would be better than
that of anyone else so far put for
ward by any Republican group en
titled to serious consideration.
GOSSIP OF G. O. P. HORSE
Inside gossip in Republican cir
cles is that -there is an "under
cover” candidate being groomed
fiqr,the party’s nomination in 1936,
S, jnst as Senator Warren G. Harding
was held under cover as a last
minute surprise candidate in 1920,
The gossips say that Senator L. J.
Dickiftson of Iowa has pledges ol
support from twenty'or so mem
bers of the Republican National
Committee, and that all over thf
country party "regulars” are beinj
lined up for him. Stranger thing:
have happened in politics.
Senator Dickinson’s record i:
clean and clear. Geographically h<
comes from a pivotal state in th<
heart of the most debatable grounc
in the whole nation, and those wh<
know him best say that he has al
the qualities^ of, personality anc
political sagacity which the Oppo
sition candidate of next year, who
ever he may be, must have. Sena
tor Dickinson was temporary
chairman of the ^ last Republics)
National Convention.
ators and Representatives ar
ing to trickle back to Wash
w most of them bringim
hewhat revised ideas of what th
.back home are thinking am
1 they want. Expressions b;
of these to their Washing
. JKntimates are taken to indicat
that Congress, which will conven
in only a little more than a montr
will show more inclination to te
the President what he ought to d<
than to lot him tell them. Th
outlook is for strong resistance t
any additional reform legislatioi
^ and a strong determination to pu
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Program Will
CtovarJJf^rc
Wallace Says
Provide Substitute For
Bankhead Act And Pro
cessing Tax If They
Are Voided
INCREASE QUOTA
Washington.—With the average
cotton price at the 10 designated
spot markets 12.13 cents a pound,
Secretary Wallace at his press con
ference said considerable progress
had been made in working out the
new cotton production control
program, and Chester Davis, chief
A.AA administrator said he hoped
to have an outline of the program
ready for announcement the latter
part of the week.
Neither Wallace nor Davis re
vealed any particulars regarding
the new AAA program for cotton.
The program will probably be for
four years, but with the reduction
of yield subject to change every
year. There is much speculation
as to what size of crop the AAA
will plan for 1936, the general be
lief being that the quota will be
increased to betwefen 11,000,000
and 12,000,000 bales.
It is understood that the new
program is being drawn with the
possibility that the Supreme Court
will declare the Bankhead act un
constitutional. If this should hap
pen, the AAA would have to de
pend on benefit payments and land
rentals for production control.
Some believe this can be done, and
the AAA will not be seriously
crippled if the Bankhead act, pro
viding for a 50 per cent tax on
cotton produced in excess of AAA
allotments, is declared unconstitu
tional.
But the enemies of the AAA
are also asking the Supreme Court
to declare the processing tax un
constitutional, and, if this is done,
the very heart of the program will
be revomed. It is believed, how
ever, that the administration has a
substitute tax plan ready to submit
to Congress should the court de
clare the processing tax unconsti
tutional. The Supreme Court is
expected to pass on both the Bank
head act and the processing tax
this winter.
With cotton consumption in
creasing, the AAA can increase the
cotton production quota to 12,
000,000 bales and still reduce the
surplus. The AAA issued tax ex
emption certificates to cover 10,
983,264 bales in 1935. In addition
to this there were certificates cov
ering 700,000 bales held over from
1934. This made possible a pro
duction of 11,683,264 bales this
year without tax, and the latest
crop estimate places the crop at
11,464,000 bales.
Consumption of American cot
ton is expected to exceed 14,000,
000 bales during this cotton year,
and to reduce the surplus to around
7,000,000 bales. This compares
with a surplus of 13,000,000 in
1932 before the AAA was launch
ed.
WILDCAT KILLED BY CAR IN
HEART OF SUMTER
Sumter, S. C.—Sumter folks,
who have come to think their
home town something of a city,
every now and then have some
thing happen to make them realize
that Sumter is still in the coun
; try town” class.
Such occured Monday night
: when Philip DuBose struck with
his car and killed a wildcat on
: Dugan street, in the heart of
i town, as he was going home from
a movie.
The brown, black-spotted beast
weighed 28 pounds and was a ful
. ly developed animal of the spe
cies.
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Report Hancock Will Oppose Baileyi
Will Announce
His Candidacy
Within Month
Fifth District Represen
tative And Incumbent
To Battle It Out For
Senate Seat
Fountain To Withdraw
Frank Hancock of Oxford, re
presentative in Congress from the
fifth district and North Carolina’s
member on the important banking
and currency committee, will op
pose Senator Josiah W. Bailey for
the latter’s seat in the upper house.
He will announce within the
next month.
He may even do it within two -
weeks.
And this isn’t any Rose Bowl .
talk, either.
You politically minded North 1
Carolinaians can paste this on the ,
wall and if it does not pan out—
and shortly—then you can write -
piefces to send afcmg with your .
football letters.
And also—Kichard I. rountain,
the Rocky Mount man who all but
took the Governor’s chair away
from Mr. Ehringhaus in that lEnem
irable second primary in 19)2 and
Vho some time ago announced he
vould pppcwfy Senator ftai%', very a
ikely will decide not to ruhv there- 2
ay leaving the field to Mr.-Bailey p
md Mr. Hancock. I
Hancock would not say that he ^
is going to oppose Senator Bailey. (
"I’ll let you know pretty soon,” he j
said. "The only thing worrying
me now is the way I am getting en- .
couragment to. run. It’s simply too ^
good to be true. It just can’t be
true. If somebody can prove to
me that it is true, then I will an
nounce my candidacy. At any
rate, you can say that I will cer
tainly be in the Democratic prim
ary next June, either for the Senate
or for reelection to the House.
Young Hancock—he was only
41 years old November 1—is not
easily inflated by political talk.
He has been in Congress six years
and had a great deal of political
experience before being elected
November 4, 19)0, to succeed to
the seat of the beloved Major
Charles M. Steadman.
"It is most encouraging, these
promises of support from all over
the State,” said Mr. Hancock. "I
have been around a good bit late
ly, and I have been receiving tele
grams and letters. It seems that
the voters are not pleased with the
record of Senator Bailey on legis
lation. That is what I am hearing
on all sides. And I’m just bound
to admit that it sounds mighty
good to me.”
PIEDMONT D15TK1C1 Oh X.
, M. PICKS SPENCER MAN
L ———
[ Greensboro.—E. L. B. Chisholm
. of Spencer was elected president of
. the Piedmont district of the Young
. Men’s Christian association at a
r meeting held Wednesday morning,
j Mr. Chisholm succeeds A. S.
Arnold, of White Oak.
, Other officers chosen are J. K.
McConnell of Leaksville, vice pre
, sident succeeding Gordon Hase, of
! Winston ?Salem; Edgar Hartley of
l High Point, secretary-treasurer,
T succeeding W. H. Newton of
Greensboro.
\ AGE NO DRAWBACK
Conway, S. C.—Age apparently
j is no drawback when it comes to
hog-calling. Two confederate
’e veterans showed the "young ’uns”
how in a hog-calling Contest here.
Bill Cook, approaching 90 years
’ of age, took first prize, and Luthet
Hardee, another ofctogen arian,
was runner-up.
F. R. Says No One Will Starve
__School for Brides Formally Opened_
NEW YORK ... A school for scientific housekeeping has been opened
lere with the most efficient “ kitchen trousseau " to be had, it is laid. The
chool is not only for brides-to-be but also brides of yesteryear discon
erted by domestic problems. Photo shows Charlotte Patterson Griffin, as
Jride, and Mrs. Edward Boardman, President of the school.
Carolina Playmakers
Appear Here Nov. 25
jpear^here on Monday, November i'1
5 th, they will present three new c
lays recently written in Professor j
foch’s playwriting class at the Uni
ersity of North Carolina and pro- <
luced successfully by The Play- 1
nakers in Chapel Hill.
The distinct variety of Patsy
dcMullan’s Cottie Mourns, a
:omedy of the fisher folk of Ocra
:oke Island; New Nigger, Fred
Howard’s drama of the tobacco
STegro; and Josephine Niggli’s
Mexican comedy Tooth or Shave,
Makes these three plays excellent
for an evening’s entertainment.
Oracoke Island, the scene of
Cottie Mourns, lies twenty-five
miles off the Carolina coast, separ
ated from the Mainland by Pamlico
Sound. The islands near Ocracoke
are sparsely settled by simple god
fearing fisher-folk (self-styled
"bankers”' who live in remote
"neighborhood^” and still speak
the native dialect of their early
Anglo Saxon ancesters. Here at
Ocracoke, Miss McMullan has heard
many strange tales of weird folk
beliefs, superstitions, and legends
of an outlined past told in the
colorful vernacular of the native
tongue. Here, the author of The
Haymakers’ opening tour play,
heard the story of the four-times
widowed Cottie Culpepper, now
mourning the loss of her fourth
husband and anticipating a union
with a fifth. Miss McMullan’s
comedy is the rollicking story of
Cottie on the day of the funeral
of her fourth husband. When Cot
tie mourns, she is merely rehearsh
ing for the funeral. Miss McMul
lan plays the title role in her play.
During the tobacco season in
Wilson County, Fred Howard,
author of New Nigger, has spent
much of his time around the to
bacco barns, watching the share
croppers cure their product and
listening to them as they discuss
their lives . He knows their
trials and the unending disagree
ments between the share-croppers
and the owners, and between the
share-croppers and the Negro ten
ants. This play discusses a problem
which arises from the share-crop
per’s curelty to his Negro tenants.
Big John, the chief character of the
play, suddenly finds his simple life
complicated by hate for the white
man and a desire for revenge. His
forced flight away from the law
of the white man is a very -dra
matic and forceful scene and one oi
n high spots on the tout program.
Ir. Howard will be seen as Henry,
ne of the Negro tenants, in this
ilay.
From the strange customs of the
imple people who live in the vil
age of El Carmin, Mexico, Jose
)hine Niggli of Montgomery, has
vritten a comedy-farce about the
sarber-dentist whose office is a
jopular place o nthe street of this
ittle town. Anselmo, the barber,
delights more in pulling teeth than
in shaving, and fears nothing but
the anger of his wife, Maria. His
simple child-like brain is no match
for the crafty devices of his friend
the carpenter. Many and vaired art
the blackmailing devices that th«
carpenter uses on the poor barbei
in order to get the ten pesos thai
the barber’s wife has been saving
to buy herself a lavender coffin
but Maria intervenes. Tooth oi
Shave is colorful, new, and Mexi
can. Miss Niggli will play the roll
of Maria, the wife of the barber
dentist.
NEWS
BRIEFS
EAGLE KILLED BY OFFICER
Albemare.—An American grey
eagle, measuring seven feet and
one inch from tip to tip, was
'killed recently near Stokes Ferry
bridge by G. E. Biddix, member
of the Albemarle police force,
while Mr. Biddix and C. W. Gad
dy were hunting in that section.
The eagle was first discovered while
chasing one of the squirrel dogs
belonging to the men, and appar
ently was getting the better of
the encounter.
AUTHOR SAYS HE TALKS TO
DEAD OVER PHONE
New York.—Cosmo Hamilton,
English author here from Surrey
for a brief stay, said that he be
lieves he is the only man in the
world who has talked over the
telephone with people who are
dead.
Deeply imbued with spiritual
ism, Hamilton arrived aboard the
Berengaria to relate how he often
sits by his telephone in his Surrey
home awaiting calls from the late
Sir Conan Doyle, Lord Northcliffe,
Lord Balfour and the late Lord
Birkenhead.
Mayors Hail
F. R.’s Pledge
To Give Help
Where Needed
Chief Executive Defends
Public Works and Says
Red Tape Unavoidable
Tax Revision Suggested
Washington.]—President Roose
velt t;old the National Conference
of Mayors Tuesday that the Feder
al government intends to continue
relief whenever necessary to pre
vent starvation.
Applause greeted his statement.
Talking to the mayors in his
office, Mr. Roosevelt said he hopes
to call a conference of Federal,
State and local authorities during
the coming year to .jpArise systems
of taxation.
fie suggested tne chtterent
groups were stepping all over each
other’s toes and the-' j^ne was
iripe for revision.
| The President said nothing about
new1 taxes, however. ' 'V,;
The President expressed hppe
that the next session of Congress
will be short.
He referred with a smile to the
fact that there will be an election
in 1936 and added he did not want
the proposed tax conference to get
mixed up with that.
He told the mayors of being
asked at a jjress conference earlier
if the government intended to dis
continue relief after July 1.
The question was silly, Mr.
Roosevelt said, and his answer was
that the Federal government and
cities don’t propose to let people
starve after the first of next July
any more than they have permitted
this in the last two years.
GOODY! GOODY!
Winston-Salem.—The thief who
' picked Steve Manuel’s pocket at a
■ theater here probably feels—be
cause of his carelessness—a fit
customer for Manuel’s business.
Steve Manuel is a Winston-Sal
em undertaker. The pickpocket
got an embalmer’s license for his
trouble.
Front Drape Featured j
. . . The feature of
this new two-piece afternoon dress is
the front drapery of the skirt of
plum purple silk crepe which starts,
it wiU be noticed, in the «lfc lame
orerblouse of antique gold. The hat
is of-gold lame.
♦
Camp, Fire Winners ,
WASHINGTON... . . Geraldine
Hartman (left) and Mae Parker
(right) of Reading, Pa., are Camp
Fire Girls named to represent their
Reading unit for doing the heat
Citizenship Survey work for the
national report recently submitted.
Bigger Cotton
Crop Seen For
U. S. Next Year
Washington.—In a complete sur
vey of world cotton production
and consumption by the Bureau of
Economics of the Department of
Agriculture, it is stated that while
the supply of American cotton in
1936-37 depends largely upon the
AAA program, domestic cotton
acreage in 1936 would undobuted
ly show a very marked increase.
And with average yields the
domestic crop and the world sup
ply of American cotton would pro
bably materially increase, since
present indications point to a com
paratively small decrease in the
world carry-over of American cot
ton on August 1, 1936. As yet,
no announcement has been made
relative to the 1936 acreage-ad
justment program.
Present indications are that the
world supply of foreign-grown
cotton will be about 19,450,000
bales (of approximately 478
pounds) which is about the same
as the record supply of the previ
ous season, and 27 per cent larger
than the 10-year average ended
1932-33. The current season’s sup
ply of foreign growths remained
about unchanged as a result of a
marked reduction in the carry-over
i-Vip cri n n i n O' of the vear and
I despite a considerable increase in
the production. The carry-over
on August 1, amounting to 4,600,
000 bales, was 800,000 bales, or
15 per cent, smaller than for the
previous year, but 12 per cent
larger than the average for the 10
years ended 1932-33. Informa
tion available in late October indi
cates that foreign production in
1935-36 will probably be about
850,000 bales larger than the re
cord production of last season,
Such an increase wouldi give s
total foreign crop of approximate
ly 14,850,000 bales, which is con
siderably larger than the produc
tion in any other year and 33 pet
cent larger than the average foi
the 10-year period ended 1932-33
"UNCLE JOSH” TO APPEAR
AT COOLEEMEE
Uncle Mark Crow, banjo kinj
and the real Uncle Josh who is 77
years old and was Edison’s favoriti
record maker will appear in per
son at the Old Time State Widt
Fiddler’s Convention and Bari
Dance which will be held in Cool
eemee Saturday night, Novembe:
23 rd. He will not enter the con
test, but will be a special entertain
er for the Convention.
    

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