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' 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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AT BIG SAVINGS
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Behind The Scenes
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.
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
Here are some of the changes
which the department reports have
already begun and are going to
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
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.
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
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
"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
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
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
NEWTON.—J. W. Hollingsworth
of Newton and John C. Stroupe of
Hickory announced their candida
cies for Catawba county recorder's
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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»
"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.”
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
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.
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.
(By The Associated Press)
BOSTON — Three Brookline
youngsters are sure they can make
Novelist Edna Ferber laugh, given
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
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
He swore out a complaint charg
ing Brenchley with larceny.
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
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
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
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.
Copyright 1940, National Distillers Products Corporation, N. Y.
to next week
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of what’s spent.
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Read the advertisements—carefully. They’ll give you
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