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FORFARLEY aid „ For Alliance That Could To Stop F. R. Third Term .redi^Tpolitical calendar: Ih «Hix-Kansas. 7th congres T"i district holds republican ^""volition to elect two delegates Rational convention 10 ! Kansas, ist con* ‘ clonal district holds republl* P convention to pick two na ‘"xvidav—Kansas, 4th congres f , district bolds republican convention to pick two national delegates. Saturday—Louisiana republi J convention elects 12 dele* ales to national convention. WASHINGTON, March 18.—tm— ' associates of Vice President "losC saia today that he was seek G>rr political alliance with James lnf Parlev in an effcrt to prevem K , jrd term nomination for Pres ,, . jjoosevelt. Such'a coalition, they said, prob l lvoi;id offer Farley for second ati- on the ticket. No information p!a=e disclosed, however, as to the postmaster general’s attitude. Garner was represented by friends as believing that his own conven tion strength, combined with Far ley’s would be sufficient to stop a nrst-baHot nomination for Mr. Roose It was reported reliably that in timates of Garner and Farley have oeen exchanging views for the last two weeks and that the two men probably would confer personally soon. Farley has given no public indi cation so far that he would not sup port the third term movement. A slate of democratic delegates has been put forward in his name in Massachusetts with the understand ing that they will support the Pres ident if he runs. One southern democratic senator, usually friendly with Garner, told reporters that the Illinois primary April 9 would determine whether the vice president would be a major factor in the national convention. This senator, asking anonymity, asserted that a big majority for Mr. Roosevelt in that race seriously damage Garner’s chances for the presidential nomination. Garner him self was described as believing that the primaries in Illinois, Wisconsin, California and Oregon would make or break his chances. The President’s name was entered in Illinois by supporters pf Chicago’s Kelly-Nash organization. The Presi dent did not approve that action, but neither did he repudiate it. Book Highlights However nauseating their revela tions may be, Craig Thompson and Allen Raymond have done an artful job of analysis in "Gang Rule in New York” (Dial: $3.b0). The book is full of names and facts, organized to present a fas cinating picture of the complicat ed alliances among murderers ana politicians, gangsters and judges. You will recognize most of the names, but the incredible stories behind New York’s major scan dals durng the prohibition era will be new. Excerpted here is : ,e accou'it of how district leaders go about lining up votes for their candidates. Primary day comes. In the dis trict clubhouse are assembled all the thugs, killers, extortioners and all their followers—sometimes per haps as many as three or four hun dred of them—that the district lead er can collect among his under world contacts. . . . The boys will vote, sometimes, two or three t'.nes under different names in the same polling place. . . . But it is all a little more complex than that. There is the danger that more votes will be cast, as has hap pened many times on the American scene, than there are voters in ■‘he i.istrict. It is up to the election cap tain to see that records are keot of all dead voters, and those who have moved away since the time of their registration in order that the total vote cast may not exceed the total possible. . . If John Smith, who is scheduled tc give his vote to the right side, doesn’t get around to doing it bv the time the election captain thinks he should, then some one is sent to bring him. Or, if Percy Jenkins, whose vote is doubtful or conceded ly for the other side, doesn’t get ir, early, some one may vote his name for him. If Percy does show up att er that, he is informed that he has already voted once, and what does he think this is, anyway, a popular ity contest? Generally, it takes a pretty indignant Percy to make much of a row—he knows usually that he is licked before he starts. GOLF CLINIC GREENSBORO.—The second Car olina Golf association Country club clinic will be held here Saturday night. Horton Smith, Sam Snead and Paul Runyan, top flight profession 's, will be the principal speakers. HEADACHE' NEURALGIA A& Ume&zM U, "BC" formula is a special com biaation of several quick-acting in pdients widely recognised for their relief-giving effectiveness. These in qjedients dissolve promptly and go ji'.l after such discomforts as head ists, neuralgia, muscular aches and triional periodic pains. Keep a 10c or 25c package of "BC" handy. When used for the relief of those aches and pains for which it is recommended, and according to di rections indicated on each package, we think you'll agree that it works fast and relieves in a hurry. Always consult a physician when pains persist or recur frequently. SALE OF 400 "As Are" Slightly Imperfect Dresses Brand New Late Spring Styles AT BIG SAVINGS IN PRICE Manufacturers imperfections so slight that they are often not noticeable at all. They are plain and printed fabrics, Misses' and Women's sizes. Note the Savings Regular Sale Price $2.98 - $1.99 $3.95 - $2.99 $1.98 • $1.39 $5.95 - $3.99 $7.95 - $4.95 SALE Begins This Morning Behind The Scenes In Washington WASHINGTON, March 18. — A startling picture of profound changes in American agriculture— creating problems that make pre vious “farm problems’’ look small —is painted in a report being com pleted by experts in the depart ment of agriculture. Specialists from nearly all of the department’s bureaus have been working on the report for nearly a year. Findings are being reduced to writing and the job of making recommendations for action is un der way. Within a fortnight it will go to Secretary Wallace. FORECAST DISPLACEMENT OF FARM WORKERS Briefly, this report declares the industrial revolution, which over took he city workers a century ago and turned his life inside out, is catching up with the farmer and beginning to work equally great changes. Here are some of the changes which the department reports have already begun and are going to continue: 1— At least 400,000 workers will be crowded off the land in the next few years, by continued dis placement of farm labor. 2— A steady increase in commer cialized farming, coupled with a growth in the size of the average farm in the corn belt, the wheat producing areas and in the south. 3— Increasing disparity between cash income of commercial farm ers on good land as compared with inccrne of those on poorer land. The established farmer with plenty of capital will be better off, the department concludes, and the lit tle fellow with little capital will be worse off. 4— Sharp increase in corn produc tion due to use of hybrid seed. Without addition to corn land now under cultivation, the report says this increase is expected to amount to 10,000,000 bushels a year. 5— Increase in wheat production, due to use of better seed. 6— Heavy increase in livestock production, due to mprovements in breeds and to release for stock feed of hay and grain products of millions of acres formerly required to feed horses. SURVEY CENTERS ON TECHNICAL CHANGES The committee making the re port, w'hich operates under direc tion of Dr. Sherman E. Johnson, acting head of the division of farm management in the bureau of agri cultural economics, and Dr. F. F. Elliott, special adviser to the head of the bureau, deals only with tech nuiogicai developments on tne farm —changes caused by increased me chanization, better soil practices, use of fertilizers and disease-resis tant seeds, and the like. There are other factors equally important, according to department experts, producing equally grave trends: Increasing farm population pressure, rise in farm tenacy, ex tension of absentee ownership, de cline of foreign markets—and, most ominous and indeterminable of all, the European war and the conse quences it will bring. On the basis of findings in the report, the department of agricul ture is up against the problem of drafting a program—and is having trouble doing it because some of the plans it believes are indicated might be politically risky. Department experts agree that there isn’t any one answer to the problem because there isn’t any one cause. CLAIM “INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION” HITS FARM The report and the findings, of course, deal with averages and with agriculture as a whole. There are still thousands of farms and farmers operating pretty much as they always have, and many prob ably will continue in much the same way regardless of any pro gram the department may push. In the main, according to de partment spokesmen, changes that have been noted in the survey sum up in the words, "industrial revolution.” And, as one economist in the department of agriculture puts it: "We got through the industrial revolution in the city all right, be cause it occurred when the world economy was expanding. But this is hitting agriculture at a time when the world economy is con tracting.’’ U. S. Attorney General Bans All Wire-Tapping WASHINGTON, March IS—(2P)— The order went out to G-men today that wire tapping “will not be toler ated. Attorney-General Jackson decided to apply the ban to all federal in vestigators, through a further or der to federal attorneys that no case should be prosecuted “in which it appears that the case has been reveloped in whole or in part as the result of wire tapping after April l.” SEEK POST NEWTON.—J. W. Hollingsworth of Newton and John C. Stroupe of Hickory announced their candida cies for Catawba county recorder's court judge. PALRP /COLDS'MUSCULAR ACHESA ■ V AHD HASAL MISERIES J IfUhliv Count on Penetro. Call your drug gist right away and order a jar of stainless, white Penetro. Be prepared to save minutes in those times when minutes count just everything in comfort and in added rest—which is one of nature’s own greatest aids in fighting a cold. Get Penetro today. PENETRO In Hollywood NEA Service Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, March 18.—Life is a mystery to Leslie Charteris; in fact, it’s one mystery after an other. If he isn’t writing one, he’s reading one to cee how the other whodunnit experts are faring. None of them is faring any bet ter than this pro who at 32 has 1 whipped up 21 | books in hist “Saint" series. | His first work, a l poem, was pub- ! lished when he was 7, and his first book at 17. For a few years after that, he cone entrated on young-love fiction, j:. but since hitting i on the idea of the mystery- detecting Paul HarrUon Saint he has done nothing else. Five of Charteris’ stories have been made into movies by RKO, and a sixth is in production now. Since coming to Hollywood he has found it easier to write the scen ario first, then polish it into j» book. "That’s why people exclaim, 'Isn’t it amazing how closely the picture follows the book!"’ he said. “The picture we’re making now, ‘The Saint Takes Over,’ will be published soon. Incidentally, 1 didn’t write that title; I still can't figure out what it is that the Saint takes over.” Another minor mystery, to him, is why he’s being paid to help with filming the story. I asked what he does, and he said, '‘Noth ing!. I just hover around and get in everyone’s way.” USES MONOCIE TO GI.ARE AT -’EOPLE Charteri,-. is tall, well tanned and wears glasses while doing his hov ering. But when he sits down to talk he removes the glasses and in serts a monocle, looknig very for bidding and British. He’s British, all right, but not austere; says he really needs the monocle, and be sides it’s good for glaring at peo ple. He declared that he never makes his fiction character do anything that he can’t do himself. Before writing “Saint Overboard,” he rent ed a diver’s outfit and did some sea-bottom exploring. Then he was perfectly confident in describing the Saint’s diving adventures. While writing “The Avenging Saint,” which dealt with flying, the au thor learned to fly. If he hasn’t already been there, Charteris also visits the locale of each story. But there are few places to which he hasn't been. He went around the world three times, and also spent IS months traveling by car and trailer from north to south and coast to coast of Amer ica. “I was born in Singapore, of a middle-class, non-amazing fam ily,” he said. "They all disap proved of my writing mystery stories—at least until I began mak ing money at it.” NEVER CHEATS READERS BI CHANGING PLOTS I asked about his writing for mula and routine. He explained: “I start with the first word of line 1, page 1 and carry on from there. I never make an outline and 1 never rewrite a story. The way it comes from the typewriter the first time is the way the publisher or the studio gets it. "And I must say that I write honestly. That is, I don't cheat the plot by going back and putting in things to get my characters out of tight places.” His books run about 80,000 words. He may bat out one in 10 days and then sweat over the next for six months, along with some trav el or other research. Charteris can work very rapidly when keyed to it. Once a press association hired him to cover a quadruple electrocu tion at Sing Sing, and he produced a 2000-word story in 35 minutes. ABOUT BANANAS Bananas were an oddity in the United States less than 70 years ago. Crowds of curious visitors were attracted when first they were ex hibited at the Philadelphia Cente-i nial of 1875. Today, more than 63, 000,000 bunches of bananas are shipped to this country annually, largely from Central America. FLASHES OF LIFE (By The Associated Press) BOSTON — Three Brookline youngsters are sure they can make Novelist Edna Ferber laugh, given a chance. Reading published reports that she would give $100 to anyone who could cause her mirth, the trio went to her hotel armed with a large feather with which they planned to "tickle her feet.”* Unfortunately, Miss Ferber had checked out. SOME SWAP TOWANDA, Pa. — Walter Finch and Glenn Brenchley agreed to trade horses “sight unseen.” After turning his horse over to Brenchley, Finch say ; all he receiv ed in return was a wooden saw horse. He swore out a complaint charg ing Brenchley with larceny. SWEET SURPRISE WICHITA, Ka. — A swarm of bees lived in the walls of Dr. W. H. Gaume’s garage for three years. When they failed to appear after recent warm weather, Dr. Gaume opened the wall. The bees had froz en to death in the unusually cold winter. Dr. Gaume shared 100 pounds of honey stored in three years. Former WPA Director Sentenced In Tax Case KANSAS CITY, March 18.—(5>)— Matthew S. Murray, former Missouri WPA administrator, today was sen tenced to two years in federal pris on for income tax evasion. Murray, who held a city position in the Tom Pendergast machine in addition to his WPA post, was con victed of evading taxes on $69,691. At his trial before Judge Albert Reeves he claimed $49,800 of that amount was in “gifts” and “gratui ties” from Pendergast and J. J. Pryor, a contractor, and were tax exempt. CONVEN'ENT TOOLS Food preparation is accomplish ed in a minimum of time if kite!, en tools are conveniently placed. Special racks for knives, spoons, turners, beaters, etc., are Inexpen sive. Or homemade ones, equally effective can be made. New British War Loan Heavily Oversubscribed LONDON, March 18.—(^—Brit ain’s new $1,200,000,000 three per cent war loan has been oversub scribed, Chancellor of the Exche quer Sir John Simon Informed the House of Commons today. ji . Copyright 1940, National Distillers Products Corporation, N. Y. DOLLARS that reach to next week People who make a study of such things say there are three ways to make money S-T-R-E-T-C-H. • First. Budget. Plan your expenses and keep a record of what’s spent. • Second. Watch the pennies. It’s the little savings that mount up. • Third. Buy carefully. That’s where advertising comes in. Printed news in this paper, from store and manufacturer, keeps you advised of the best buys of the day. Read the advertisements—carefully. They’ll give you the kind of information that makes this week’s dollars reach over to next week!