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    The Carolina Watchman |r“J
Washington—As the dates for
the Presidential nominating con
ventions approach, Washington’s
outlook on everything becomes
more intensely political than ever,
if that were possible. The major
political question remains that of
whom the Republicans will nomi
nate to oppose Mr. Roosevelt.
The latest view to meet wide ac
ceptance is that, while Governor
Landon of Kansas still appears to
have the edge, a strong swing is
noticeable toward Senator Arthur
H'. Vandenberg, of Michigan.
Senator Borah’s chances are now be
lieved to be diminishing. Col.
Frank Knox is not now regarded as
a probable nominee, although it is
conceded that he will have a strong
following in the convention and an
important seat in the party coun
Some of the remnants of the Old
Guard are reported to still have
hopes of pulling off a coup which
would result in the nomination of
Senator Lester Dickinson of Iowa,
but Mr. Dickinson’s name has not
aroused any important public sen
timent. As one of Washington’s
shrewdest political observers re
marked the other day. "The
trouble with Dickinson is that he
looks too much like a Senator.”
While there is general recogni
tion of Mr. Hoover’s prestige, it is
taken as a foregone conclusion that
he will not be the nominee. His
friends say he^does not want it and
his enemies say he could not be
elected. Even though not a Presi
dential nominee, Mr. Hoover’s voice
and influence will be a factor in the
convention and the party councils.
He may not be able to name the
party’s nominee, but his friends say
that Mr. Hoover and Col. Knox, by
their combined strength—and they
are in very close harmony—can
prevent the nomination of anyone
whom they don’t regard as a suffi
ciently aggressive fighter. And
their friends say they don’t so re
gard Governor Landon.
Some of the big shots in the Re
publican organization have been
rather critical of Senator Vanden-j
berg because of his acceptance of,
some of the major New Deal
measures. But that feeling has
changed materially since the pres
ent session of Congress began and
the Senator from Michigan has be
come, if not the only spokesman of
the Opposition in Congress, at least
the spearhead.
Mr. Vandenberg’s leadership on
the minority side of the Senate
Chamber has been thrust upon him.
His friends say that he would have
preferred to have had some Re
publican Senator of longer service
head up the Opposition.
The weakness of the Republican
situation in Congress, it is pointed
out by impartial critics, is that the
party was so long in power that it
•does not know how to organize the
strategy and tactics necessary for
an effective Opposition.
Most of the Congressional mem
bers of the Republican party have
been used to playing on the side of
the "ins” and haven’t yet learned
how to play on the side of the
"outs.” The result is that there
has been no shaping of constructive
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Roosevelt Is Given Tremendous Backing
F.R. Polls Over
Million Votes
Garners Nearly 500,000
More Than Combined
Knox-Bor ah Total ■
Washington — Scanning closely
the returns from Tuesday’s presi
dential preference primaries, Wash
ington noted five tangible points.
- Col. Frank Knox of Chicago,
seeking the Republican nomination
led Senator Borah of Idaho in Il
linois by close to 80,000 votes, but
the number of delegates won by
each remained to be finally decid
ed. (Supporters of the Chicago pub
lisher claimed 29 of the 49 dele
gates even while many ballots re
mained to be counted.)
Knox, a persistent New Deal
critic, found his plurality largely
confined to Chicago and its en
Borah, seeking party reform in
the direction of liberalization, held
a slight lead in most down-State
rural sections, with many precincts
still to be heard from.
President Roosevelt, unopposed
in simultaneous Democratic pri
maries, polled more than a million
ballots, nearly 100,000 more than
the combined Knox-Borah total.
In Nebraska, where Roosevelt
and Borah were unopposed in their
respective party primaries, some
Republican voters wrote in the
name of Governor Alf Landon of
The supporters of both Borah
and Knox, and Landon, as well,
said they drew comfort from the
returns. Spokesmen for Knox
claimed Illinois delegates would
increase his strength to 130 of 390
delegates thus far chosen. Borah
backers claimed a “moral victory.”
A Landon spokesman said the
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* Anderson, S. C.—Miracles*
* still happen. *
* When the raging clouds *
* lowered upon Anderson, a *
* couple in the Appleton Mill *
* village searched in vain for a *
* place of refuge inside their *
* house. Then, resigning to *
* fate, and wanting to die in an *
"embrace, they flun their arms *
* around each other, face to *
* face, and drew together in a *
* tight lock. *
* Thus they waited for their *
* doom. *
* True to expectation, the tor- *
* nado loosed its wild force up- *
* on the dwelling, and in the *
* twinkling of an eye blasted it *
* to bits—except for a small *
* spot of the floor. There stood *
* the devoted pair, unscratched! *
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Sales Tax Not Only
Issue, Replies Hoey
Scores Tendency of ‘Professor McDonald’ to Pred
icate Campaign Upon One Plank
Lexington—There will be a lot’
more than the sales tax before the:
North Carolina Democrats when
they go to the primary polls on June
6, declared Clyde R. Hoey, candi
date for governor, in an address de
livered at the Davidson county
courthouse here Tuesday night.
By far the most important mat
ter before them, he said, will be
the selection of a man fit by ex
perience, capacity, background and
an understanding of the State to
serve as its governor for four
"And I don’t think that we
North Carolinians want this Illinois
professor of political promises for
that job,” said Hoey.
"There is more in this campaign
than any single issue. An effort
is being made to predicate the
whole campaign upon the sales tax,
to which there is much popular
opposition. The purpose is to cap
italize the sales tax issue for the
benefit of Professor McDonald.
"But it should be remembered
that you do not elect an issue gov
ernor of North Carolina, especially
an issue on which only the Legis
lature can make the final decision.
No, you don’t elect a platform and
you don’t elect a lot of promises.
You elect a man who will serve
as governor for four years. His
election should be based upon his
fitness, his experience and his
capacity to serve all the people
with relation to all questions that
may arise during that four-year
"It is of prime importance that
the people of North Carolina shall
not be divided into classes and
groups, antagonistic to each other.
The man who makes a determined
effort to arouse class prejudice in
our State is a public enemy. There
is only one way to advance the
causes of education, to develop the
humanities of government, to ad
minister to the unfortunate, and to
benefit both the men who labor
in industry and the men who labor
on the farm. That is to have a
united effort on the part of all
our people in the building of a
great commonwealth. Division,
strife, class hatred and the insinua
tion of distrust of each other into
the minds of the people of North
Carolina is the surest way to dis
rupt the Stare and destroy the
progress that has been made under
the leadership of the Democratic
Motion Picture
Version of Passion
Play Coming
The greatest of all Passion Plays,
beautiful, enthralling, ennobling,
reverential, charming—the greatest
religious story known to the screen
world, is coming to Salisbury,
Tuesday, April 2,st, and will be
shown at the FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH at 7:30 P. M.
Thousands of people spend thous
ands of dollars going over to Ober
ammergau, Bavaria, to see The
Passion Play in a language they do
not understand. You can now see
this gorgeous spectacle and greatest
tutor of religion and ancient history
that the world has ever known just
as if you traveled to Bavaria to
witness the original stage produc
There is not an attraction before
the world today in the way of an
[entertainment, so realistic, so im
pressive, soul-stirring, heart-reach
ing, and uplifting as is the wonder
ful creation in moving picture
form. That it is doing the world
| great good no one can deny. How
grand the opportunity to witness
these beautiful life-motion picture
, passing before your eyes, unfolding
j in the most convincing and pleas
ing manner these scenes and inci
dents of Christ’s life heretofore de
' scribed in words only, and not un
derstood by all.
Reynolds Will
Stump For FDR
To Conduct Speaking
Campaign in State in
Behalf of President
Washington—Senator Robert R.
Reynolds announced that he would
make a complete tour and speaking
campaign of North Carolina this
summer and fall in the interests of
the reelection of President Roosevelt
and the entire North Carolina State
"I promise to go into every
county of the State and make a
speech”, said Senator Reynolds,
"and help roll up the biggest Demo
cratic majority ever known in the
Old North State.”
Asked as to when he thought
Congress would adjourn, Senator
Reynolds said, "In my opinion it
will be about June 1, so members
of Congress may go home before
the national conventions meet.”
Senator Reynolds said that he
planned to attend the North Caro
lina State convention at Raleigh
June 12, after which he would at
tend the Democratic national con
vention in Philadelphia June 23.
The senator said that he would
then go to Chicago to be present
July 4, for the national convention
of the Loyal Order of the Moose,
when he will introduce Secretary
of War George H. Dern as the
speaker of the occasion. Senator
Reynolds received an invitation of
the Tennessee Daily Press associa
tion to deliver an address at Chat
tanooga next month, but declined
owing to press of business in Cong
State Employe's Pay
To Be Boosted July 1
Raleigh—Salaries of State em
ployes are due to be boosted by 5
per cent on July 1 to put them on
a basis 25 per cent higher than the
pay scale in effect on June 30,
Frank Dunlap, assistant director
of the budget, said the increase was
obligatory under the appropriations
act. Now employes are getting 20
per cent more than a year ago and
any increase beyond that figure this
year was contingent upon an in
crease in revenue.
All Alfey—How long has that
hired hand worked for you?
Rube Barbe—About two days, I
Alf—I thought he had been here
more than a month.
Rube—He has.
Business Boom Seen
If Roosevelt Wins
New York—Alexander Calder.
President of the Union Bag and Pa
per corporation, predicted a business
boom will follow the presidential
Speaking at the annual meeting
of the company he said: "If Presi
dent Roosevelt is re-elected, we
will have the greatest business
boom in the history of the coun
try, but I won’t say how big a
crash we will have after.
"If a Republican is elected, we
won’t have so big a boom, but we
also will have less of a crash.”
Calder said conditions within
the industry were better and the
future for the company is finei
"than at any period in the past
23 years that I have been associat
ed with the Union Bag.”
The new Savannah paper, pulj
and bag factory, which will begir
operations in July, was regardec
by Calder as being in the most
favorable position of any mill ol
its kind in the United States.
Operating costs, he said, would
be low because of the low cost of
construction, efficiency and mod
erate freight rates.
Stockholders approved an in
crease in authorized capital stock
to 300,000 shares, and re-elected
nine of the 10 directors.
Approval carries the right to
subscribe to one share of the new
stock for each three old shares
held at a price to be set by direc
tors. The exercise of the rights
would require 65,3 50 shares, the
balance remaining unissued for the
time being.
Proceeds from the sale will be
used to retire before maturity a
five per cent bank loan of $2,500,
000 which was used for the con
struction of the Savannah plant.
Directors declared a dividend of
50 cents a share, payable May 10
' to stock of record April 27. Sim
ilar payments were made in the two
previous quarters.
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* Simcoe, Gnt.—Because Al- *
* derman Joseph Church believ- *
* ed in looking after the pennies, *
* 47 families on relief here were *
I!' supplied with a large roast of *
* beef and two loaves of bread *
* each. \ , *
* Last year, when Church took *
* office, he installed a large glass *
* barrel in the municipal build- *
* ing. Every time he had pen- *
* nies he deposited them, and *
* had his friends and callers do *
* the same. When he opened *
* the barrel after a year he
found 1,960 coppers, and *
* spent the money on food for *
:f relief families. *
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Primary Fee In
Georgia Is High
Committee Fixes Date as
June 3; Entrance Fee
at $10,000
Atlanta. Ga.—Overriding wishes
of President Roosevelt’s followers
for an earlier date, the Georgia
State Democratic executive com
mittee, dominated by his critic.
Governor Eugene Talmadge, set a1
presidential primary for June 3,]
and fixed the entrance fee at $10,-!
000 for each candidate.
The committee voted down 83 to
11a substitute move of the Roose
velt supporters which would have
fixed the primary date for May $
and the entrance fee at $1,000.
Will Mann, leader of the Tal
madge majority on -the committee,
said that if there is only one can
didate as Newt Morris, the Roose
velt leader, predicted, the entrance
fee would be handed back to that
candidate within three minutes
after entries close May 16 at noon.
"Somebody has got to pay for
the primary,” Mann continued.
"The New Dealers have plenty of
money to pay for the primary, and
that’s the only way they are going
.to get it done.”
Governor Talmadge, who did not
attend the committee meeting, said
immediately after its adjournment
he did not know whether he would
be a candidate in the primary.
"I don’t know if I’ll enter the
primary,” he said. "I am pretty
busy with State affairs right now.
My future action depends on how
things turn out in Georgia.”
Local Concern
To Open Branch
In Lexington
The Lexington Manufacturing
company, owned by the Saparow
Frocks, Inc., of this city, will begin
operation of a plant for the making
of wash dresses in the building for
merly occupied by the Davidson
Hosiery mill in Lexington within
the next week, it has been announc
ed. It is planned to give employ
ment to about 75 women.
S. Saparow ■ of Salisbury, will be
general manager of the Lexington
concern, with J. W. Orr, veteran
garment manufacturer of that city,
as assistant manager.
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Livermore Falls, Maine—A *
| * new demonstration of the cun
* ning of the fox was witness- *
* ed here. A crow alighted at *
* the top of a large birch tree. *
* At about the same time there *
* came a fox, which had frequ- *
* ented the foot of the tree for *
* the purpose of catching mice. *
* The fox spied the crow and *
* and started running in a circle *
* around the foot of the tree, *
* the crow following his move- *
* ments with its head until it *
* became dizzy and fell to the *
* ground, where it was caught *
* and killed by the fox. *
Hoey May Get
Party Honor
Famed Orator Being
Considered For Key
note Address At
Clyde Hoey, of Shelby, candidate
for the Democratic nomination for
Governor of North Carolina ,is be
ing seriously considered for the
keynote speaker for the Democratic
national convention to be held in
Philadelphia the latter part of
One of the well-known Washing
ton columnists wrote a day or so
ago that James A. Farley, national
chairman, is considering the sug
gestion made by many leading
Democrats that the famed orator
be pressed into service to deliver
the keynote address.
Consideration of Mr. Hoey came
as a result of the excellent impres
sion he made in the address with
which he inaugurated his campaign
for the nomination for Governor.
His magnificent defense of the
New Deal won widespread appro
His ability as an orator is well
known to Democratic party lead
ers. Each presidential vear he is
pressed into service as a campaign
speaker, both in North Carolina
and in a number of other States,
at the request of the national com
Such was the effect of his speech
in opening his campaign, he re
ceived a telegram from a Democrat
in Maine, urging that if the people
of North Carolina failed to elect
him Governor, that he 'come to
Maine to be drafted to the office
in that State, for such a great
speaker certainly should be Gov
ernor of some State.”
North Carolina Is
Far Down List On
Relief Program
Raleigh—North Carolina was
far down on the list of states inso
far as benefits from the federal
government’s emergency relief
program is concerned, according to
figures made public recently in
The report discloses that, al
though this state received the
large sum of $39,654,693 from the
time the FERA began operations
in 1923 until the final allotment
was made several months ago, the
amount per capita was less than
This is an unfavorable compari
son with the relief funds poured
into some of the northern, mid
western and western states, no
tably New York, which received
more than $58 per capita; Massa
chusetts, $51; Pennsylvania, $49;
South Dakota, $5 2; Illinois, $40;
Ohio, $3 3; Kansas, $46; South
Dakota, $52; California, $40; New
Jersey, $30; Indiana, $24, and
Delaware, $22.
Nevada, with a population of
less than a million persons, receiv
ed the largest amount per capita,
$63, while Virginia, almost three
times as large on a population bas
is, drew the smallest per capita al
lotment, not quite $11.
None of the Southern states,
with the exception of Florida and
Louisiana, fared exceptionally well
at the hands of FERA mogus, the
statement shows.
rlorida s per capita allowance
was in excess of $29, while that of
the empire of the late Huey Long
received more than $25. Othei
allotments to southern states were:
South Carolina, $21; Georgia and
Texas, $16, and Tennessee, $14.
Owners of Holstein cattle re
cently reorganized the Holstein
Breeders association of North Caro
Bob Dougton To Be S
P. O. S. of A. 3 •
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Will Address j
Concord Meet
Gov. Ehringhaus and J.
Edgar Hoover Also
Asked to Confab
The State convention of the
Patriotic Sons of America will be
held in Concord May 19 and 20
with Representative Robert L.
Doughton as one of the main speak
ers, it was anounced by IHtugh
Mitchell, national president of the
Other speakers who have been
invited for the State-wide gather
ing are Governor J. C. B. Ehring
haus and J. Edar Hoover, head of
the Department of Justice Bureau
of Investiation.
The convention will be featured
also by business sessions and elec
tion of officers. Present officers
are: P. F. Miller, of Asheboro, State
president; W. R. Fleming of Hen
derson, vice president; Fred O. Sink
of Lexington, secretary; J. C. Kes
ler of Salisbury, treasurer; Henry
Styres of Lexington, master of
forms. J. T. Graham of Cleveland
county is past State president.
Mr. Mitchell said that he had re
ceived briefs of the hearings before
a Senate committee on communistic
activities among the Cherokee In
dians in North Carolina and expect
ed to make a thorough study of the
evidence in the case.
A committee has been appointed
to aid in following the case and ob
taining proper action should the
: charges be found true. This com
; mittee is made up of J. T. Graham
of Cleveland county, Haywood
j Robbins of Charlotte, and Fred O.
.Sink of Lexinton, according to the
jnational president’s announcement.
Store Manager
Fined On Labor
Law Charge
Raleigh—J. A. Steagall, mana
ger of Raylass Department store of
Fayetteville, was fined $100 'and
costs, by a recorder’s court at Fay
etteville, for violation of women’s
working hours, A. L. Fletcher,
State commissioner of labor, an
nounced here.
Steagall was given a 60-day sus
pended sentence upon payment of
the fine and costs. 'He pleaded
guilty to charges brought against
him by Fred J. Coxe, Jr., investi
gator for the labor commission.
Steagall was allowed to change his
plea from guilty to nolo contendere
upon posting a $100 bond for an
appeal to the superior court.
President Roosevelt Sets
Forth Qualities Of Youth
In Baltimore Speech Mon.
| In addressing the meeting of
Young Democratic clubs of Mary
land, President Roosevelt spoke
Monday evening in Baltimore be-'
fore throngs of people whose hearty i
j cheers at frequent intervals reflect
ed the popularity of the govern
! mental program now in progress
jover the nation. The keynote of
jthe address was youth with a sin
cere expression from the President
as to the importance of youth in
jthe present-day progress of the
j world.
The President declared that "the
period of geographic pioneering is
j ended and the period of social pion
; eering is only at its beginning.”
i "Flaming youth has become a
flaming question,” declared the
speaker who unhesitatingly express
ed his desire for all youth to have
educational opportunities. He also
expressed his desire to guarantee
jobs for the youth of the country.
After posing, somewhat in the
form of a question, the idea of
keeping children in school and
away from work until they are 13,
and of placing a majority of those
over 65 in a position to retire, Mr.
Roosevelt added this indirect appeal:
"Industry can contribute in a
great measure to the increase of
employment if industry as a whole
will undertake reasonable reductions
of hours per week, while at the same
time, they keep the average indi
vidual’s pay envelope at least as
large as it is today.”
Addressing himself directly to the
youth of the nation, the President,
at this outset of his campaign for
re-election, gave no direct word as
to whether he would seek his NRA
goals through legislative or only
administrative action.
The President did, however, set
forth his principles that were ad
hered to prior to declaring the NRA
unconstitutional. He was empha
tic concerning the ,wide need for
the shorter working week and re
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