Washington, March 2.—The
Senate Foreign Relations Commit
tee has drafted a permanent Neu -
trality bill, which is quite likely
to be adopted without material
change. The objective Is, of
course, to keep the United States
out of the European War which
seems to be imminent.
The major provisions of the bill
are a mandatory embargo on arms
Mid on lending Government mon
ey to powers at war. with broad
power granted to the President
to forbid Americans to travel on
vessels of belligerents or to ship
any goods other than arms upon
which he may declare an embar
go, on any American vessel.
Also, in time of peace the Pres
ident could declare certain com
modities "implements of war" and
forbid their export without a Fed
eral license. '
That this or any other possible
Act of Congress would effectively
keep this country out of war in
volving the great nations of the
world is seriously questioned by
some of the Senators, for whom
Senator Johnson of California is
spokesman. He declares that it
cannot possibly work.
The attitude of congress, how
ever, Is one of political isolation
for the United States, an atti
tude which those who hold it do
not regard as contradictory to the
Secretary of State's policy of
economic internationalism, nor in
consistent with our participation
in the international armament
race in which all of the great
powers are now engaged.
Preparing For War
It is pointed out by some
shrewd observers that the frantic
efforts of England. Germany, Ja
pan, Italy, France and Russia to
prepare for another great war be
fore they have finished paying for
the last one, have been stimulated
rather than checked by the exten
sion of the American policy of
In the last war the belligerent
nations relied upon the United
States not only for war materials
but for foodstuffs, cotton and oth
er commodities which they do not
produce themselves. Now they
are afraid that they will not be
able to get suoh supplies from
this side of the ocean so they
have started to prepare them
selves for war on their own re
With the other great powers
enlarging their navies, it seems
essential for us to do the same as
a matter of national defense. Now
we are committed to building two
new great warships of 35,000 tons
to match the two of frimtlnr size
for which England has already
laid the keels.
The immediate stimulus to Bri
tain's naval enlargement was Ger
many's action in building a fleet
of "pocket" battleships and In
other ways giving evidence of
belligerent intent. Britain's acti
vity stirred Japan to launch its
own big navy program, which
gave a further fillip to American
big navy propaganda.
Italy's growing ambition for
domination of the Mediterranean
is behind that nation's naval ex
pansion, and that, in turn, has
intensified Britain's resolve to be
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prepared to defend its route to
the Orient by way of the Suez
France, with its perpetual fear
of Germany, felt obliged to meet
the challenge from Berlin.
Thus Washington sees the ma
jor nations of the world concen
trating their efforts on prepara
tions for war and piling up their
bonded indebtedness to a point
where the burden of taxation is
likely to beco >e intolerable.
Besides navies, all of the na
tions are building competitive
military air fleets as fast as they
can, and in that, too, the United
States is following their leader
ship—and at the same time enact
ing neutrality laws as evidence
that we do not intend to get into
To make the paradox more
complicated, our State Depart
ment is hard at work negotiating
trade agreements with all the
world designed to make it easier
for other nations, not only to buy
our products but to sell us theirs
and so raise more money with
which to go to war.
It is a situation which is giving
many members of the Adminis
tration and of Congress greater
concern than they are willing
publicly to admit. The demands
of the other nations for products
of the United States which they
can use in their war preparations
is already oeing felt, but under
our present neutrality policy much
of the demand cannot be supplied.
Problems in Steel
One of the big demands from
abroad for American goods, and
one which will grow as the naval
race becomes more intense, is for
We need steel, also, for our new
battleships, but so far the Navy
Department has been unable to
get bids from the steel makers,
who claim they cannot supply
the requirements because of the
Walsh-Healey Act, which prohib
its Government purchases in
quantities above SIO,OOO except
from manufacturers who observe
the six-hour day and the five
day week in their plants.
This brings organized labor in
to the international and arma
ment picture with another com
plication close at hand. John
Lewis has declared the purpose of
the C. I. O. to proceed aggressive
ly to organize the workers in the
steel industry, as he began to do
in the automobile industry. The
result may easily be a widespread
labor war which will prevent any
body fOm getting steel from Am
erican mills for any purpose for a
It is all a very complex situa
tion, to which no little attention
is being paid by the President's
advisers and the leaders in Con
Nobody has talked much about
| the international outlook in pub
lic, because nobody has so far
been able to put forward a single
comprehensive program. The be
lief is growing here, however, that
the whole subject of international
relations will have to be brought
out into the open for re-exami
nation before long.
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Mr. and Mrs. Paul Isaacs and
small son, Johnny, of Albemarle,
spent the week-end with Mr. and
and Mrs. L. W. Isaacs and family.
They were accompanied home by
Mrs. Isaacs, who will spend two
weeks with them.
Mr. R. A. Jenkins of Winston-
Salem, is spending a few days
here, with his family, convalescing
from a recent Illness.
Little Miss Peggy Jo Martin re
turned to her home at High
Point last week, after a two weeks'
visit with her grandmother, Mrs.
W. S. White.
Mrs. Vance Burch is visiting her
son, Mr. Paul Burch, at Mountain
Park, this week.
Mrs. J. W. Martin spent last
Thursday at East Bend, with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Mar
Mrs. America Butcher returned
last week from a visit to her son,
at Martinsville, Va.
Clarence Greenwood spent the
week-end in Kannapolis.
H. C. Jenkins and family of
State Road, were Sunday visitors
Rev. Lester Johnson of Moun
tain View, was a business visitor
TOO MANY ACCIDENTS
A haggard-looking man applied
for a marriage license but was re
fused because he did not bring his
"She's down in the car," be told
the clerk, "but she can't come.'
"Well, well go to her then," the
When they arrived at the car,
the clerk was quite surprised to
see the car loaded down with sev
"Who do an these children be
long to?" he asked.
"Ours," was the answer.
"Yours? 5 *
"Yeh, you see the road was
rough and we had a long way to
uome, otherwise we would hare
been twre sooner."
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE, ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Question: Are thin shelled or
ridged eggs suitable for hatching?
Answer: No. Such eggs do not
hatch well. Select for hatching
only those eggs that are clean,
fresh, well-formed, of good shell
texture, and weighing 24 ounces
to the dozen. Inspect carefully
all eggs selected for hatching
purposes and set aside all those
that are round, small, short, or
those that have enlarged ends, as
such eggs will not develop a nor
mal, hatchable embryo.
Question: How can Igo about
developing a Ginseng bed in
Answer: No experimental work
has been done in the State with
this plant, but a bulletin on "The
Cultivation of American Ginseng"
has been Issued by the U. S. De
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partment of Agriculture at Wash
ington, D. C., and copies may be
secured by writing this address
and requesting Farmers Bulletin
No. 551. The environmental de
mands of the plant are difficult
to contrrl and the possibility of
losses is great as It takes from
five to seven years to produce
high grade roots.
Question: Is it possible for an
individual farmer to make an
analysis of his soil?
Answer: This is, of course, pos
sible, where the grower has the
proper training, but even with
this the cost would be prohibitive.
The Department of Agronomy at
State College will make this
analysis for citizens of North Car
olina provided the samples are
drawn as prescribed. Full instruc
tions for taking the soil sample
and mailing instructions will be
given upon application to the De
partment of Agronomy, N. C. Ag
ricultural Experiment Station,
State College, Raleigh, N. C.
Just a hundred years ago, from
1834 to 1835, the United States
was wholly out of debt.
THE OLD DEVIL
Two little girls were on their
way home from Sunday School,
and were solemnly discussing the
"Do you believe there Is a dev
il?" asked one.
"No," said the other promptly.
"It's like Santa Claus, it's your
"What is the name of the spe
cie i just shot?" asked the ama
"I've just asked him sir," said
fhe guide. "He says his name is
Father: "I never kissed a girl
until I met your mother. Will you
be able to say the same to your
son when you become a married
Son: "Not with such a straight
face as you can, father."
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