North Carolina Newspapers

! - ' • ' • • ■ • ; , ii in i „ , '■ ■ ■■■' 1 —■————— -!
Official Washington is display
ing great interest in Presidential
polls these days. The one that
has attracted the most attention is
the poll recently compl^ded by
nfewspapers served by Publishers
Autocaster Service, which, reflect
ing as it does rural and small-town
opinion exclusively, is regarded as
highly significant. If there were aj
wide variation between the results
shown by the different efforts to
get at a cross-section of national
political views at this time. Wash
ington might not be so interested.
But when the Autocaster poll, the
Literary Digest poll, so far as its
preliminary results have been dis
closed, the Gallup poll, and the poll
taken a short time ago by Robert
J. Lucas, all agree within a frac
tion of one percent, and every one
of them shows a marked decline in
the strength of President Roose
velt’s support, the total effect is
All the polls agree in giving Mr.
Roosevelt still the best of it, by
approximately 5 3 percent to 47
percent. Even the most optmistic
of the Administration’s political
soothsayers are now conceding
more or less openly that it looks as
if it would be. a close election in
1936. However, a lot of things
can happen in a year.
Some of the things which the
President’s friends are hoping will
happen are a strong up-swing in
business conditions, the failure of
the Opposition to develop real lead
ership and a subsidence of the third
party agitation. The latter con
I tingency, as things look now, can
probably be dismissed as unlikely
to be strongly enough concentrat
ed anywhere to affect the electoral
As to leadership in the Repub
lican Party, something may develop
at the annual meeting of the Re
publican National Committee to
be held here this month, which
will clarify the issues upon which
the Opposition will make its stand.
The man who succeeds-in putting
f forward a program on which all
Republicans can unite will cer
tainly show evidence of leadership.
How to overcome the political ef
fect of the AAA without losing
great blocks of farm votes is a puz
zle to which no Republican politi
cal leader has so far given the an
The strongest element in Mr.
Roosevelt’s favor, as matters now
stand, is that business is definitely
improving and that all the signs
point to further improvement. The
stock market boom is not regarded
here as dangerous. Governor Ec
cles of the Federal Reserve Board
pointed out the other day that it
would not become dangerous until
stock market speculation reached
the point where it was being done
(Continued on page +)
Former Resident
Visits Salisbury
D. L. Glover, a former resident
of Salisbury was a visitor here last
week. While in town he called at
the Watchman office and renewed
his subscription to the paper.
Mr. Glover has lived in Illinois
for the past 25 years, and is now
located at Alton where he is en
gaged in the grocery business. He
also owns interest in orange and
grapefruit groves in Florida, and
he left here Wednesday morning
to look after business interests
Christmas Buying
Starts With Rush
Substantial Increases in Retail Sales Accompany
Unusual Industrial Activity Throughout
Washington — Substantial in
^ creases in retail sales this week and
unusual industrial activity
throughout November were re
ported in predominantly cheerful
commerce department business sur
Holiday buying was said to have
started with a rush in most of the
32 cities covered by the depart
ment’s report with favorajble
weather conditions helping consid
New York department stores re
ported their sales 13 per cent
ahead of the corresponding week
last year. Cold weather and "ef
fective publicity,” the department
said, jammed Chicago’s retail dis
trict streets with buyers. Boston
stores reported a turnover ranging
from 10 to 25 per cent above the
corresponding week of 1934.
Pittsburgh department store sales
were up 22 per cent, Detroit’s 16
jjer cent.
Cotton Contracts Offered By AAA
Prohibition Battle Lines Are Again Dra^n
Old inflict
Being Revived
remperance Leaders Cir
culating Pledges And
Preparing To Renew
Washington—Two years after
repeal, the -two sides of the ques
tion are marshaling forces again
for new battles over prohibition.
With pledge-signing campaigns
ind social activities, temperance
leaders are directing their efforts
low mainly to educating young
people against "the dangers of
One prominent leader of the
:emperance movement predicted in
in off the record statement that
lational prohibition would return
’within ten years” if the "evils” •
if repeal were not corrected.
The repeal advocates, who be
came quiet after the passage of
:he 21st amendment, are rousing
igain to meet -the new temperance
Some one-active forces on both
sides Have withdrawn from the
fight, disbanded or turned to other
Here is the line-up as the repeal
amendment approaches its second
birthday, next Thursday:
The National Prohibition party
still organized, with headquarters
in Indianapolis, but political ob
servers here doubt that it will
offer a candidate for the presi
dency in '1936. Some of its State
units are reported joining other po
itical groups.
The Anti-Saloon league center
ng its fight on State prohibition
aws and local-option battles,
'lever an independent political
novement, it continues to support
:andidates believed favorable to
>rohibition, regardless of party.
Dr. F. Scott McBride, executive
lirector, who has held 350 meet
ngs in 31 States since February
, reported “a marked upturn in
.ocal Dealer Wins
High Place In Na
tional Sales Contest
T. M. Casey, local General
ilectric dealer, in a nation-wide
'Spotlight” contest sponsored by
:he Home Laundry Equipment
ection of the General Electric
Company, won a high place in the
inal score by selling 85% per
:ent of his quota.
This contest was participated
n by thousands of dealers through
>ut the country, and competition
hroughout its duration of many
weeks was intense.
A marshmallow rolled in cinna
non makes a delicious addition to
i cup of cocoa.
Reynolds Will Take
Jaunt Around World
When Senator Robert R. Rey
nolds of North Carolina returns to
Washington after his Filipino,
jaunt wth other members of the
congressional delegation who at
tended the iriaugur ition otf the
new Philippine republic, he will be
the only member of the party who
has been around the world on his
trip and seen Ethiopia, since the
Ttalo-Ethiopian war started. It
was learned that Senator Reynolds
and his daughter, Miss Frances,
who accompanies him, left the
congressional party in Manila, and
instead of turning back east, he
continued westward. Flis journey
from the Antipodes will carry him
via Ethiopa by water, and then
through. the Gulf of Aden, the
Red sea, Suez canal iand into the
Mediterranean sea, thence through
the Strait of Gibralter. The sena
tor and his daughter are then to
sail to Lisbon, Portugal, where
they will go by rail through Eu
rope and sail for home from Liver
pool or some other important Eu
ropean port.
Even by continuing around the
world, the senator and daughter
will be only about two weeks be
hind the rest of the party who
turned back, and plan to reach
Washington by January 3, a month
hence, when Congress reconvenes.
Large Crop
Reduction To
Be Effective
Farmers Get One Check
Instead of Three; Aim
At 11,000,000 Bales
To Be For Four Years
Washington.—The AAA offer
ed the nation’s cotton growers a
four-year adjustment contract,
aimed at crop reduction and at
bettering the lot of share-croppers
and some tenant farmers through
increased payments to them.
Pointed toward a 11,000,000-to
12,000,000-bale production in
1936, the 1936-39 contracts call
for a 5-to-10-per cent greater crop
reduction than in 193 5, with a 1,
000,000-acre reduction in base
acreage. \
Both long-range control agree
ments were projected in the face
of the impending Supreme Court
decision on the constitutionality of
AAA. Four-year contracts also
have been prepared for wheat, to
bacco and rye producers.
High administration Quarters l
have indicated some way would be
sought to continue production con
trol in these major crops even
should the high tribunal hold pro
:essing taxes invalid. • Benefit pay
nents to farmers are financed I ^
:hrough these taxes. i1
The major changes in the new 1
cotton contracts: 1
1. They cover four years in- 1
stead of one.
2. National base acreage is re
duced from 45,5 00,000 to 44,5 00,
000 acres.
3. The reduced production for
193-6 must be 30 to 45 per cent of
the base, compared with 25 to 35
per cent in 1935, and 35 to 45
per cent in 1934.
4. Benefits equal to five cents a
pound, or $8.60 an acre, will be
paid in one check for the reduc
tions. Three payments formerly
were made on two bases, totaling
4 3-4 cents a pound.
5. Share croppers will receive 25
per cent of the payments instead
of the 15 per cent they now get;
non-managing share-tenants 5 0
per cent instead of 22 1-2 per
cent; and managing share-tenants
50 per cent instead of 57 1-2 per
* * * * » * * *
.* -
* Charleston, S. C.—If a city *
* police car hiccups these cold *
* days, there’s a reason. *
* Police have just been using *
* confiscated moonshine whis- *
* key instead of anti-freeze so- *
* lutions. *
* * =t a- * * * *
* Baltimore.—’’Thawing out” *
* on a hospital cot, 14-year-old *
* Glen Bolan told of the terror *
* that engulfed him for 10 *
* days within the dark and cold *
* interior of a sealed ice-com- *
* partment o fa railway refrig- *
* erator car. *
* The 'Motley, Minn., farm *
* youth was rescued half-starv- *
* ed and half-frozen from his *
* icy prison here. Trapped in it *
*■ without food or water Nov- *
* ember 22 at Roseville or *
* Tracy, Cal.—he could not re- *
* member which—he frantical- *
* ly had battered its walls to *
escape until he sank down in *
* a stuper. *
Rowan Gets
$123,287 In
WPA Funds
For Use In Drive Against
Washington—What will probab
y be the last treasury warrant ap
proved by the comptroller general
or Works Progress projects in
Vorfh Carolina was executed this
veek making available $496,907
or Geor ge W. Coan, Jr.,'state ad
ninistrator for use in his drive in
he Tar Heel state for unemploy -
nent. One of the projects approv
:d is putting down water and
ewer lines and construction of a
vater tank in Mooresville, to cost
>26,782. Other projects approv
ed and for which funds are avail
ible are the following
Duplin county—Kenansville—
construct hospital cottages, $765.
Durham county — Durham-—
construct National Guard armory
Guilford county—High Point—
construct community center, $52,
Halifax county—Roanoke Rap
ids—improve sewer system, $7,280.
Scotland county—Laurinburg—
c nstruct storage building and re
pair garage, $2,461.
District-wide—community sani
tation program: Davidson county,
$6,264; Forsyth county, $109,650;
[redell county, $94,907; Rowan
county, $123,287.
Community service programs in
the following localities:
Pittsboro, $5,532; Salisbury, $5,-'
130; Greenville, $3,120; Elizabeth
town, $7,696; Onslow county, $2,
640; Pamlico county, $2,640; Co
lumbus county, $7,696; and Bur
gaw, $7,696.
Highway Patrolmen
Are Transferred
State Highway Patrolman A. B.
Smart who has been stationed here
has been moved to similar duty in
Charlotte and Patrolman Cliff
Passons of Charlotte has been trans
ferred to Kannapolis. Patrolman
McKinney from Kannapolis comes
to Salisbury. The change was ef
fective Monday.
* COLD *
* _ *
* Denton, Md.—'Flowers that *
* bloom in the spring are shed- *
* ding their fragrance on the *
* December air of Maryland’s *
-* eastern shore. Red rambler *
* roses have bloomed in shelter- *
* ed places. A lovely pink rose *
* of a choice variety was in *
* bloom although the tempera-' *
* ture had dropped below the *
* freezing point. *
!{ Warm Springs Greet Their Illustrious Guest
I ..-.~ . - ■ . - ' .
WARM SPRINGS, Ga. .. . Patients in-the Warm Spring Foundation here,
look forward through the. year to the arrival of their illustrious toastmaster,!
President Roosevelt, for their Thanksgiving Day dinner. Photo shows the
joyful greetings of the little folks upon the arrival of the President last
week, for his annual sojourn with them over Thanksgiving.
Roosevelts To Do
Without Yule Ball
Washington — The Roosevelt
five-generation Christmas celebra
tion will be minus its young folks
ball this year because there is no
one to give it for.
But maybe a brand new electric
White House kitchen, and all the
Christmas cheer it can- J?rirTj$. wiH'
rrfake up for one less party on the
Christmas calendar that was made
public by Mrs. Franklin D. Roose
There’ll be the usual Christmas
eve lighting of the nation’s tree,
with the President broadcasting
greetings and the presidential fam
ily reviewing the out-door page
antry, the usual family party
Christmas night; the traditional
children’s party on December 28.
But, no dance. The President’s
Harvard college sons, Franklin, Jr.
and John, wouldn’t want a dance
given for them.
Last year the December, 29th
dance honored Miss Barbara Cush
ing, whose sister married the
President’s son, James; and Miss
Jean Martineau, daughter of the
President’s cousin.
Mrs. Roosevelt listed as certain
to be present for the holiday festi
vities the President’s mother, Mrs.
James Roosevelt, his half-sister-in
l*w, Mrs. ,T. R. Roosevelt, both of
Hyde Park, N. Y.
Back to the White House where
they had lived the last two win
ters will come "Sistie” and "Buz
zia” Dali, grtinddhil<l*en of the
President, with their mother, Anna
Roosevelt, all of New York.
On the tentative list of the fam
ily party are Mr. and Mrs. James
Roosevelt and their small daughter
Sarah of New York. Mr. and
Mrs. Elliott Roosevelt, however,
have decided to remain at their
home at Fort Worth, Texas. A
New Year's eve party was given ]
last year for these two married 1
couples—another event to be miss- i
ing from the 1935 calendar.
W. D. Graham
Dies Monday At
Mt. Ulla Home
Prominent Rowan Coun
ty Citizen and a Form
er North Carolina
“Matter Farmer”
W. D. Graham, one of Rowan
County’s most prominent farmers
and widely-known throughout
the State as a "master farmer” died
at his home at Mt. Ulla Monday
afternoon after a short illness. He
was 74 years old.
Mr. Graham won wide recogni
tion for his thorough and modem
methods of farming and for years
was officially designated by the
State as a Master Farmer. So at
tractive did he make farm life that
only one of his 10 sons, all living,
ever left home.
Mr. Graham was a director of
the Wachovia Bank and Trust com
pany, and once served as Rowan
county solicitor. He also served
as a county commissioner for 10
years, retiring from that post in
Surviving are his wife, three
daughters, Mrs. C. C. Corriher of
Mooresville RFD, Mrs. Chalmers
Weaft of Bostic, and Mrs. J. B.
Caldwell of this city, and his 10
sons, Emery, John, Dunham,
Harold, Archie, Charles, Stacy, and
Curtis of the home place, and Jack
D. Graham of Gilcrest, Colorado.
Funeral services were conducted
at Thyatira Presbyterian church,
Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock,
and burial w'as in the church ceme
tery. .
Four WPA lobs
Are Approved
Raleigh—The State Works Prog
ress administration Tuesday ap
proved four" additional projects es
timated to employ 750 persons and!
to cost $110,115.
The projects with their location,
type, cost and number of jobs to
be given follows:
Salisbury, improve walkways, 25
persons, $2,081.
Moore county, complete Knoll
wood airport, 326 persons, $28,000.
Forsyth county, improve airport,
347 persons, $69,950.
Albemarle, public school sewer
ditch, 52 persons, $10,184.
Climbing stairs requires 15
times the effort of walking on
level floors.
* * * * * *■**
* Omaha, Neb.—Automo- *
* bile accidents have increased *
* the ' activity of the industry *
* making artificial limbs and or- *
* thopedic appliances, one manu- *
* facturer asserted. *
* "I would estimate they *
* have increased our business 60 *
* per cent,” asserted George A. *
* Johnson, head of a local firm. *
* "If it wasn’t for them we *
* wouldn’t have much to do.” *
* * * * * * * *
•• __ - i
******* ~*
* __ *
* Washington—Looking back *
* over his forty-odd years in *
* baseball, Clark Griffith, own- *
er of the Washington Sena- * .
tors, marked his sixty-sixth *
* birthday by naming his all- *
' star major league te^pi. *
It follows: Buck Ewing, *
* catcher; George Sisler, first *
* base; Nap Lajoie, second base; *
* Hans Wagner, shortstop; Ty *
C°bb, Tris Speaker and Babe *
* Ruth, outfielders, and Walter *
* Johnson—"the greatest ball *
’ player of them all”—as pitch- *
' er. *
Yule Shopping
Rush Begins
In Salisbury
The Christmas shopping season
iwung into full stride this week,
ind the streets and stores were
filled with visitors getting an early
start on their Christmas purch
ases of winter wearing appearel.
With the Thanksgiving holiday
season past, merchants are ready
for unusual crowds of Christmas
shoppers from now until Christ
mas Day.
if In addition, the usual Ch ristmas I
rush is expected to be augmented!
by additional shoppers who have!
not yet spent their winter clothing
budget, the delay having been!
:aused by the unseasonable warm'
Merchants report good sales for
:he last few days.
Local Youth
Kills Himself \
—— <
Jerome Small, 22, who was em- i
>loyed ;at the Star Laundry here, •
tilled himself Sunday night while !
n a room alone at his home, 120
last Horah street, by shooting 1
limself in the left breast with a
38 automatic pistol. He died a
hort time after being taken to the
The coroner, Dr. W. L. Tatum,
pronounced the case a suicide and
members of the family tHink the
shooting was accidental.
The funejral was held at 4he
borne Tuesday afternoon at 3 1
He is survived by his widow 1
and one small child; his mother, 1
Mrs. J. M. Small; three brothers, '
Sam, Petrry and Andrew, all at
borne; a sister, Mrs. ‘J. M. Sharp ]
pf Concord. 1
To warm over a fruit pudding
which has already steamed, put it
into the top of a double boiler and
set it in boiling water for a half- :

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view