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Facing the Facts
With PHILIP PEAKL
The lunatic fringe in our populace,
which has been in mourning since the
death of Uuey Long, is now hailing
a new leader, John L. Lewis.
evidence is piling up on all sides
that Lewis is seeking to mobilize the
morons into a third party with himself
as their candidate for President of the
Lotted Slates this year.
me black-browed bellyacher of the
CIO actually believes he can stir up
enougn unrest and discontent to under
mine any candidate the Democrat*
or Republicans may nominate and be
To this end, he first entered into an
offensive and defensive alliance with
the Communists. The latter think
they can use Lewis as long as he serves
their purposes and then dump him
overboard. Lewis thinks he can use
the communists as long as they serve
his purposes and then give them the
bum s rush. Nice people.
The second step in Lewis’ campaign
was to raise a f <60,000 political fund
by levying |1 assessment against the
miners in January and February.
Hu next move was to try to put the
blast on Roosevelt, Lamer and Mc
Nutt, plus the whole Republican party
during the Mine Workers’ convention.
UK'S ~ «HV CANDIDATE
During all his maneuvers, Lewis
kept his true purposes hidden i He al
most gave his hand away, however,
when me American Youth Congress
came to Washington. This aggrega
tion of wifoess wmppersnappers went
to the White House and got a sound
spanking from President Roosevelt
for playing with Red fire. Whereupon
lewis came to their rescue and ap
plied salve to their wounded pride by
ridiculing Roosevelt. Their cheera
melted Lewie' firw to each an ex
tent that he launched into a
campaign speech then and there. But
he saved himself in time and merely
advised the yipping youthers to enlist
in the CIO's Non-Partisan league
For it is not Lewis’ strategy at this
time to appear openly as an active
candidate. That would be fatal. His
scheme is to engineer a ground-swell
among the lunatic fringe in all parts
of the country for a third party with
himself as the standard-bearer and
then “reluctantly” to consent to run.
The machinery is in motion already.
Recently a council of CIO unions in
Pittsburgh adopted resolutions calling
on Lewis to initiate a third party. The
other day in Connecticut, the Bridge
port County branch of Lewis' Non
Partisan League also adopted a third
party resolution. In Ohio, the CIO
news, official State publication of a
few scattered CIO unions, declared in
its main news story March 11 that “it
is believed in many circles that John
L. Lewis strongly favors an indepen
dent ticket for Ohio." In Massachu
setts, the CIO State Industrial Coun
cil convention killed a Roosevelt
third-term resolution and defeated a
declaration condemning Communism.
THE L1NB-UP—FOB AND AGAINST
Thus Lewis has started the ball roll
ing. It is likely that within a few
more weeks we will be hearing of more
third-party resolutions because Lewis
I controls the purse-strings and when
he gives the word the local CIO or
| gamzations, most of which are penni
| less, jump to obey.
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As You Think
Out goes the old-fashioned mistaken noNoi
that electric cooking is expensive. IN comes
a new day of greater cleanliness, of less
work, of better tasting foods.
Step up to electric cooking . . . now that it
costs so little. Enjoy automatic oven meals
that practically cook themselves . . give
you more time out of the kitchen. Saws
with simple, thrifty, deep-well dinners.
Serve tender meats that don’t shrink , . y
taste better . . . because flameless radian!
heat seals the juices in.
See the displays of the 1940 Electric Ranges.
And see final proof that ELECTRIC soak
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Robert Lee Hilton,
Passes To Reward
Funeral services for Robert Lee
Hilton, 74, m retired contractor, were
held Wednesday afternoon at 8:00
o’clock, from the Statesville Ave
nue A. R. P. Church, conduct
ed by Rev. J. H. Bushardt, pas
tor. Mr. Hilton was an elder and a
charter member of this church, hav
ing been a prime factor in its organ
isation, and a man beloved by all who
knew him. For the past 16 years he
had been in bad health, the last two
being in a critical condition. He is
survived by a niece, Miss Sarah Ren
frow, of Belmont, and several cousins,
interment was in Elmwood cemetery.
The body lay in state in the church
previous to the funeral, hundreds
passing the bier as a last tribute to a
Christian soldier gone to his reward,
who loved his feilowmen, and lived an
exemplary life—the world having
been made better by his living in it.
It may be interesting to survey the
line-up as it stands for and against
Lewis as a candidate. He counts on
support from the fololwing:
1— CIO unions which are starving
or are dominated by Communists.
2— The Communist Party and its
3— The scattered remnants of Huey
4— Farmers who have lost their
farms and sharecroppers who have
nothing of their own to share.
6—Pensioners, because the CIO
adopted a 6100 a month Government
pension plan at its last convention.
6— Mentally jitterbuggery juveniles.
7— Any other riffraff he can mus
There is the Lewis line-up. Isn’t
it beautiful to behold?
Fortunately, the great body of de
cent, common-sense American citizen
ry stands stalwart against the leader
of this motley crew. And in their
ranks Lewis will find the great ma
jority of the members of his own CIO.
Even they won’t follow him into folly.
The Amalgamated Clothing Workers
and the Hosiery Workers already
have served notice to that effect. The
Non-Partisan League of IHinni.
ed Lewis in the face and endorsed
The state of New York has a pop
ulation of 12,688,066, while the pop
ulation of all Canada is only 10,376,
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Knitted basque ahirte or
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Smart fabrics and colon
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light-gathering lens under the rays of
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ng to the Department of Commerce.
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State of North Carolina.
County of Meek lac bury*
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
Mary Lou 1m Boyd.
in the Superior Coart of
North ; Carolina, to
ha ia required to
the Superior Coart of
the X»th day of April. ISM. hi
the Court Hugo a. In
North Carolina, to
complaint ia aaid
to tha Coart tor
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