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What Caused These Bloodless Industrial Strikes.'
The Stork Active In June-Special Session Appears Likely-Marriages Fall OH In N. C.-A Preventatorium | Fnr Harnett?Tar Heels Mav Shine In Next Congress?Furniture Factory In Marion Now Has Many Ordersi M. VI 111*1 iivvv ? ? ?North Carolina is wondering just ? what is behind the "bloodless" strikes in High Point. Kernersville., Thomasvllle. Jamestown and Lex ington. With conditions as they are, it would seem that 'twould re quire some powerful inducement or motive to cause 15.000 industrial workers to throw up their jobs vol untarily. Whether the force that impelled the strikers was hunger, communism or a general state of dissatisfaction and revolt has not been fully determined. The fact is that 15.000 workers were out of em ployment Tuesoay night as the re sultof strikes which caused the clos ing of 150 industrial plants in the High Point-Lexington area on Mon day and Tuesday. The closings were accompanied by very little disorder and with"no fatalities. It all started when 400 High Point textile workers walked out on Monday in protest against another wage reduction. The news spread and workers in textile, hosiery and furniture factories thru out that city followed suit. Groups of strikers went from mill to mill, urging the workers in each.mill to join the ranks of the strikers. The unemployed shut off the power in some mills, ushered the workers out and picketed the plants to prevent the return of the workers. One man threw acid on a member of a group attempting to close a plant and a paymaster was slugged but not seri ously injured when he resisted de mands to shut-down. Discontent and dissatisfaction were noticeable.! but a sort of holiday air prevailed j thruout the strike centers. Law en forcement officers, however, stood in readiness with tear gas bombs and riot guns. Governor Gardner kept a watchful eye on the situation i Some of the large mills in High, Point acceded to the strikers' de mands and the strikers have been asked to return to work. Most e: the mills are still closed. It's the strangest' Industrial strike m tne State's history. ?The stork won a decisive victory over the Grim Reaper in North Carolina during the month of June. During the month. 2.705 Tar Heels passed away while 7.283 births were recorded. The death rate was 10. the birth rate 27J Leading death causes were pulmonary tuberculosis. 157. and pneumonia, 151. ?That there will be another session of the North Carolina General As sembly before January 1933. was in dicated by Governor O. Max Gard ner Sa tar day when he rescinded the o^der issued by himself on July 8. in which he notified all departments and institutions that they would be allotted only 60 per cent of the ap l>ropriations made to them by the Legislature for the current year*. The practical certainty of a special session is also revealed by the fig ures. Despite temporary borrow ings of S7.500.000. the combined furd had only $135,850 in free cash on July 1. and an overdraft of $2,607. 514 is estimated fo rJune 30. 1933. New York bankers are insisting that there must be curtailment of the $5,000,000 in notes due on November 25. 1932, and bond payments of $5. 591.219 falling due on January 1. 1933. will produce an overdraft cf S2.621.114. For purposes of meeting the present situation, the highway and general fund will be used as one. with temporary use of highway funds partially offsetting the general fund deficit. The General Assembly probably will be called into special session immediately after the e'.ec tion of its members in the Novem ber election. ?The number of marriages solem nized in North Carolina in 1931 de creased 9.9 per cent under the num ber in 1930, the Census Bureau an nounced this week, with one divorce being granted for every 8.6 couples wedded. There were 13.127 couples wedded in the State in 1931. com pared with 14.537 in 1930. This fig ure made 4.1 weddings in 1931 per 1000 population, compared with 4.6 beddings for each 1000 population in 1930. The number of divorces granted in North Carolina in 1931 *as 1,535, compared with 1.537 for 1930. There ewere 16 marriages an nulled in the State in 1931 and 27 in 1930. .. -?-Harnett county is to have a pre ventorium for children who show tubercular tendencies. The preven torium will be located at Overhills. the Rockfeller estate, which, because of its open spaces, heavy growth of pines, natural soil and air drainage and other attractive features, is an I ideal spot for such an institution, j Mrs. Percy Rockefeller will finance j the building of the institution. There, will be two buildings, one for whiter and one for colored children. Con- i struction will begin soon. Such de-j tails as the date of opening, the j1 perscnnell of the institution, etc.. | will be announced later. ?Well, it looks like North Carolina : may play a prominent part in the ; next Congress. All depends on the 1 November elections, for if the Demo-. < cratic ticket wins members ot North ' < Carolina's delegation to Congress are I slated to win promotions. Repre- 11 rentative Lindsay Warren, for in- ? < stance, stands a fine chance cf be-' coming Speaker of the House, the;' post now held by Mr. Garner, who i' w ill leave the House Chair and go to j1 the Senate Chair if elected vice j president. Warren is now consider- J: ed a leading figure in the House and :1 is said to be Garner's choice as his' j successor. Representative Robert L. ' Dcughton has climbed rapidly on ' the Ways and Means committee.)1 and it is possible that he may be 1 chairman of that great committee ; in the next congress. Rep. Bul winkle :s in line for a place on the ' appropriations committee. Other,. members of the State delegation , would automatically step tin with Democratic success in November, i, ?This doesn't sound like depression. Orders enough to keep the Mc Dowell furniture factory in Marion running for the remainder of the year have been secured. R. P. Crisp, genera! manager, said after a trip to the biennial furniture show in Chicago. i ?Friday was a big day in Wilson3 as that city's new banking institu tion?the National Bank of Wilson' ?officially was opened. A record' day's business was done before the bank closed at 2 o'clock in the after noon. For every dollar withdrawn in dividends from the now defunct Plrst National and Wilson Trust and Savings Banks, the new ban!: acquired $23 in deposits in new ac counts. During the day. 313 ac counts were opened with a total of $229,717.03 in deposits against slight ly less than $10,000 in withdrawals on dividend checks. Depositors of t the two closed banks had ten per cent of their deposits available when the new bank opened, and 65 per cent additional will be available over a iieriod of three years. The new institution is well financed, with strong backing in several states. ?Officers of the Durham County Taxpayers' League this week had the county courthouse and the city hall agog at a 15-page report which was presented by the League to the ccur.ty commissioners Monday morn I ing. The drastic detailed economy program for a reduction of more than $300,000 in city and county ex penditures during the fiscal year. Some drastic recommendations were: Abolition of the city recreation de partment for the time being and closing of the eight playgrounds; abolition of the office of county treasurer; that city and county I tcachrrse be paid no more than the 1 State Standard; that ail elective o;-: ficers in the county voluntarily ac cept a 20 per cent cut in salaries., etc. ?Kemp D. Battle of Rocky Mount was elected president cf the North Carolina Ear Association at the final session cf the thirty-fourth annual convention Saturday at Grove Park Inn, Asheville. Other officers elect-. cri are: Vice Presidents "one from, each of the three Federal judicial I idistricts;. Vanna L. Gudgerm. Ashe i ville; C. L. Shuping. of Greensboro, and W. Dorsey Pruden of Edenton. Two members of the executive com ; mittee to serve for three-year terms: Hamilton C. Jones. Charlotte and Thomas W. Davis. Wilmington. The association by a vote of 60 to 40 j tabled a motion to have members of (the association participate in a j referendum on the prohibition ques I tion. ; ?Wallace Scales, member of a | wealthy Grensboro family, was ac ! quitted in Forsyth Superior Court j late Friday of a charge of first de I gree burglarly in connection with the $15,000 jewelry robbery in the home of A. H. Galloway in Winston Salem in March 1931. William Pryor. an Illinois youth, told Chicago , officers that he and Scales broke in to the Galloway home, held up Mrs. Galloway and several young women guests who were playing bridge, rob bed them of their jewelry, locked I them in a bathroom, locked Gallo way in a closet and escaped. Scales | denied the charges. The verdict was I applauded. ?Mrs. Neelv Brown, 26, Hubert Lanier, 17 and Adolph Edwards, 19.1 were convicted in Kenansville of manslaughter in connection with the death of Ambrose Leniar. Dcepj Run merchant, and were sentenced: to serve 15 years in State's prison, i It was charged that the trio con- I spired to kill the aged man because | he was jealous of the attentions t>f the youths toward Mrs. Brown, a iivorcee. The defendants claimed the storekeper killed himself. They' acted an appeal and are in jail in, default of $6,000 bond each. ?Election of Brvce P. Beard of Salisbury as Commander of the North Carolina Department of the j American Legion featured the final session of the annual Legion con tention in Asheville Tuesday after-, aeon. Mrs. Frank Johnson ofj Statesville was elected president cf the Woman's Auxiliary. Mr. Beard, who takes ever the commanrisrship on October 20. will announce the appointment of ether officers later. W. T. Joyner of Raleigh was re flected national committeeman. ?Mrs. G. H. Ballard, one of the principals in the Ballard highway robbery case in the Greenville sec tion las: year, was released from Pitt county jail las: week end on a $500 bond put up by her counsel. She is charged with aiding and ( abetting her susband in the alleged firing of a house of a neighbor in Greenville several months ago. She will face trial in August in the! criminal term of Superior court. Mr. Ballard disappeared the day -he .rscn charge was set for trial and has not since been heard from. ?After remaining on tl.ath row in State's prison fcr four months aft:: the date on which he was suppose:', to die i nthe electric chair. 11;rd Donnell, Guilford county X 'gro con victed of murder .on June 21 was granted a respite of 30 days by Governor Gardner, and the execu tion was set for August 5. Judge Thomas J. Shaw :n Guilford Super ior court last week sentenced Doa ntll to die on August 2a. Warden Honeycutt wants to km w which date counts. ?North Carolina's State Highway Commission finished the past fiscal year, the first since its reorganiza tion. with a decrease of S3.ii27.579 in its current fund encumbrances, leav ing contractual liabilities of SI.774 - 398 18 now outstanding. The cash balance of the department as of July l. last, was $610.847 28. The highway commission last fiscal y ir spent S2.590.090 more than it re ceived in revenue in spite of the stringency of the State's finances. ?J. C. Buchanan, onetime v.ell known Sanford businessman, is held in the Leo county jail in default of S2.000 bond for trial at the next term of United States court at Greensboro upon a charge of violat ing the Mann Act. Mrs. Lulu Watts of Battleboro. Vt.. was ihe principal witness, testifying that Buchanan had taken her with him from place to place until she had learned rec ently that he was not divorced. ?A young woman giving her name Mrs. M. C. Nash, of Philadelphia, residing at a Raleigh hotel, was ad mitted to Rex hospital Sunday night in a critical condition, complaining she was blind and very ill. She said someone had told her three drinks of North Carolina "corn" would make her blind, and that she had fround the prophecy to be true. The poisoned liquor was removed from her stomach and she later was able to see and was much improved. ?Clarke York, wh > was convicted in Surry superior court in May of killing Jim Burrus. Mount Airy taxicab driver, escaped from the State Highway camp near Mocks villc Saturday night, leading nine 'of his cellmates with him to free dom. The leader cut a hole in the floor of the quarters, enabling the prisoners to drop into the basement, break out into the open, scale the stockade and get away. ?R. O. Abernethy, well known Hickory real estate man. was placed under S100 bond in Newton and or Idered to show cause before Judge j Michael Schenck in Superior Court in November as to why he shou'd j not be cited for contempt of court, i It was stated that Abernethy dis figured a State warrant or sumpoena i covering a criminal case tried re I cently. ?As Uie resuu v: a iiuuK-auio col lision in Charlotte on June 15, Wil-'< lie Caviness, administratrix of H. C. Caviness. who was killed in the ' collision, has filed suit for $75,000' against the G. and H. Transit Com-1 , any of Black Mountain, owners of t the truck. Flabellc Davis, a pas-. j senger in the death car. is asking ( $50,000 damages for injuries receiv ed in the collision. j 1 ? Decision to abandon part of its', lumbering business and turn to: ? developing of feldspar and cya.oite ; ] deposits located near its plant at j Alarka has been announced by the , Alarko. Lumber Company. Officials ] of the company are now planning | to build a reduction plant for , cyanite and viens in the mine al- , ready have been opened. j, I, ?Fayetteville's unemployed arc , smiling again, the emergency relief | canteen there having been reopened as the result of work done by lead- ' ing churchmen in the city. Th * j canteen was closed the./middle of June when funds became exhausted. ( Appropriations from the city and ' county made the reopening possible. ' ?Forsyth countv officials uncovered : omething new to them when they ? found a distilling plant located in 1 a cave or chamber which had been : excavated underground for B0 or : -10 feet. The outfit included a 40 aallon copper distillery, sevot tl eon- '? tainers and other pieces of appara- ' tus. Young Grubbs was arrested : and placed under 5500 bond. ?It is reported that a male nudist colony is taking daily sun baths on | the ocean iron: near Morchead City. ?Thomas C. Honly. 33. of Whitehall i near Ashcboro. died early Monday morning as a result of a gunshc. wound mtlictrd Sunday night in an ai'ercation with John Lot tin and Jeavlie Culler, who are being held witneut bail. ?Tragrdy brought an abrupt halt to a mid-summer fish fry at Milton Saturday when Virginia a id Russell"' IP ri. daughters of Claud? Hodges of Vane yville. were drowned in the' pond ? : the Milton Mills. Neither u:rl could swim. Virginia 18. was trying i . re cue hrr 7-year-old sister and bo'h drowned before help could reach them. ?Thomas A. Green, bo. v:ce presi dent of the Eastern Bank in New Bern, died Saturday afternoon at his home after being in poor health for several months. Mr. Green was one of the most prominent men of Eastern Carolina, long taking an active part in religious, civic and business allairs of the section. ?Within an hour after th? people of Black Creel: Methodist church on the Fremont circuit began praying for rain 0:1 Saturday there came such a downpour that they could not tat their picnic dinner out on the church grounds as they had planned. ?Ed Denver. 21. cf near Whitevillo.' ct Isaiah Hester. 50-year-old Colum is held without bond for the murder, bus county tenant farmer. Ii is j charged that Deaver drove a knife ? into Hester's heart after charging him with the theft of some water . melons. -Eighty-three men and two women pasted the recent State medical beard examinations for licenses to practice medicine in North Caro lina. it was announced Saturday by : Dr. John Wilson MacConnell of! Davidson, secretary-treasurer of the board. ! ?Frank Ferguson former Char-' , lotto policeman, resented remarks' made about him by Attorney L. L. | Caudle in Mecklenburg Superior j ' Court. He waited for Caudle in the corridor leading to the courtroom and demanded an explanation. They 1 soon resorted to combat but wore, quickly separated. ?W. K. Beichler. State district for est?" at Asheville, says there are lit-1 erally thousands of miles of West- j em North Carolina game fish streams available to sportsmen, but observes that thus far this year few t er fishermen than last year are availing themselves of the sport. ?Leaders of each Rotary Club in the 57th district of Rotary Inter national will meet in Chapel Hill Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22, for their annual district assem j bly. The 57th district is composed . cf 52 clubs, covering practically the whole state of North Carolina. ? ?Ralph Proyer, 19-year-old son of Mr .and Mis. Joe Pryor of near possiw.e now to ;et new road (Continued from Pa[;e Onei | ;rying to get it included in the pro iects to be launched under the emergency highway bill. Almost as important as this short ?cute is the paving of the Grandy-j Point Harbor road. This stretch of j ivhen the State built a highway thru 13 miles of road was left unpaved lower Currituck county, ar.d it today is the only stretch of unpaved high way between Manieo and Murphy.1 Siorth Carolina's great road-building urogram will not be complete until jvery county seat in the State is connected by hard-surfaced high way, and this 13-mile stretch be tween Currituck Court House and Manteo. county seat of Dare, is pre senting the completion cf a system 3f paved roads extending from Mur phy. westernmost county seat in the State, to Manteo. the easternmost county seat. This sector ai unpaved ic:.d is a part of the highway route from this city to Dare county, as well as a part of th? route from Norfolk to that county. If the above-mentioned short route were constructed, this rough and dusty read would be reached shortly after passing thru Bertha. Dare county's principal cutlet to the rest of the b.a'.e and country includes this thir ieen miles of unpaved road.. Ar.d it. too. should be paved with some cf I he money available unci.r the terms ol the unemployment relief bill. For some time. new. there has b a n considerable agitation in thi' rrcticn both for the paving of the Giar.dv-Point Harbor road and for the construction cf the Old Trap Eo,tha short route, and the State Highway Coiz.mlo.-ion has made prrm; ? after premise that it would give these road proj-cts its fullest considi-raticn if it should ever ac Cjiiiro any funds. The State High way Commission now lias amide funds to finance these and a num ber cf ether road projects, so it is up to the premie of th'.? sec-ion to go after what they want by writin ? immediately to the State Highway Commission in regard to these two road prop is. P. iter still, organize a motorcade ami go to Raleieh to lay_ our claims before the State Highway C-ommis.-i n. E. < ITY !S FOl'KTII \. C. TOWN TO SEE (-HAM) HOTEL That r. good many Elizabeth Citi zens are going to see that rupor cinenia, "Grand Hotel," at the Ca:<l::ia Tlvs'.er Thursday and Friday drspit- t'.v read show prices, v. as indicated by sharp ad van.'- sale ,.f t:ck"ts for !iv.? loin showings of the picture <-m Thursday a.ui Fridav afternoons at 2 30 o'clock and on Thursday and Friday ni':ht< at 8:30 o'clock. This great picture has an unexcelled cast, including Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford. Wallace Beery. John Barrymoro and. Lionel Enrrvmorc. It has been running at the Astor Theater in New York City for many works and still is playing there to capacity houses. Elizibeth City is the fourth town in N.nil Carolina to be afTorded "Grand Hotel." Charlotte. Greensboro and Raleigh being the only oilier town: in the Suite it has been shewn. In cidentally. this is the first picture t be shown here on which the new Federal tax applies. Aberdeen, was drowned Saturday ir a small pond when he was suddenly seized with cramps. He and com panions had stopped for a swim while on the way heme from Aber deen. ?Herman Franklin Powi.iss, 15 year-old youth, plunged to his death in a hole of an abandoned rock quarry in Rowan county Saturday afternoon. He fell one hundred feet, breaking his neck. Fire-Chasers Had A j Bi# Time Tues. Nitej 1 E)i7ab?th City, like every other i .vmall town, has its fire-chasers, and ( Elizabeth City fire-chasers got | plenty of action, saw much fire fighting and had lots of fun on Tuesday night, when all the appara- j tus of the local fire department was . called out twice almost within the j same hour to fight fires in Cari vright's Bakery on Fearing Street' and in Dr. Howard J. Combs' apart- j mint in the Wineke Apartments. The first alarm went in around , 8:15 o'clock Tuesday night, and all; the department's apparatus rolled j out of the engine house i:i short, order. Cartwright's Bakery was in j flames and dense smoke was pouring | out of the doors when the firemen ? j reached the scene. The conflagra tion started when an oil stove on I which Lee Edward Spellman, color- | ed night baker, was cooking, ex ploded. Within a very few minutes the firemen, under the direction of Assistant Fire Chief D. G. Broekett,' ? were flooding the building with! water from two hose lines in the rear ' of the building, two single lines on the front and the hose gun or tur ' ret. to which three lines were at 1 tochcci. Thus was the fire confined i to the building which the bakery oc cupied. So much water was thrown ' into the building that at one time it ' rose above the window sills on the second floor. After an hour of hard and efficient fire fighting, the tire men had extinguished the fire. Damage to the building is estimat- 1 ed at $1,500. which is covered by in- j surance. Damage to the bakery stock and fixtures is estimated at mound S2.0C0. with no insurance. Hardly had the firemen cooled ofT from their activities in fighting the bakery fire when they were called at 9:30 o'clock to the Wineke Apart ments to combat a fire of undeter- j mined origin in the apartment of Dr. Howard J. Combs, owner of the, building. This fire was quickly; brought under control by the use of chemicals, but not before it had gained considerable headway and had done about $2,500 damage, which ? was covered by insurance. Large crowds attended both fires, practically the same crowds wit nessing both. i Depression 1 DA18S ; 9ii< ; Chantillv Beach Monday Sight July 25lii ('.):(I!I to 2:<K>) Music by I5i!i i'rt-r??u and His Carolina Beach Orchestra ? Do Your Feet PERSPIRE? If you are troubled with such foot ailments as excessive perspiration, athlete's foot.sott corns, tenderness, burning and odorous feet, try WALK-N-JOY Walk-N-Joy also relieves odors under arms. Sold with a money back guarantee at all drug stores. Walk-N-Joy Chemical Co. , Raleigh, N. C. __ I Dr. J. 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