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3* The Independent r^i; ;ii0 i^huah?i^^Kw^^ri^iuy^b^ wro. Siunderi ELIZABETH CITY, N7C.TFRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1933. Bnttr^E^Sdc,ty^N;.SINGLECOPY 5 CENTS plan Seaside Developement for Kill Devil Hills Acreage (has. M. Baker, Asbury Park, N. J., Capital-! jst. Spends Some Time on His Kill Devil Hills Property Cha*. M. P?aker, of Asbury Park, N. J., owner of si i>i ( ? r<o>fage at Kill Devil Hills, is content-! ])'c' 'i reiopmcnt of his acreage and has just spent \ ;( I td daps "// the property with F. (I. McPherson, a I successful real estate promoter of Asbury Park. }i(ss,-s. Faker and McPherson were guests of the fi'udait H'del. r,.. M Baker is one of the lead-1 1 "bu^u/s men of Asbury Park. 11 ;;U. largos: department II Xr' :h.i: cay. He is a conser- I ;ur seined business man. 0 Mx ibout t:hi acres of beach ;id: . Kill Devil Hills and wa* j,,..- uar; oi the tract that Mimj.ail is located on. her owners of beach prep- j ... Dare Coast have been ?orce developments and; I ?vt ?;xned their property. Mr. b/v- ha- played a w aiting gamo.j ..... dawn every ofler that has; .? , , io" n.s ocean .1011^3. . iad !?:> ocean frontage is not fori v l" i- my idea to pro-; ~... . beach frontage at any; V^;. said Mr. Baker to a repre-j -.. -? -i;s new-paper Sunday.' ir? hav. .. number of b.g he .el monj m the property ancl will ?ji.y a.vi an entire block of the ::r the right sort of hotel." t Mr. Baker La convinced that the :e :- r.pe for the construction of 1 j: \:i hotel at Ki 1 Devil Hills. 3..; 1 have stood in the way c. ii;\ .. .10 .1 project, but hotel , ier. encouraged by prospects ; ,j: jiid^o tolls being abolished ; 3 S:. ?? acquis ton of the Weigh. ' 1 Brtci to before another . SEison. | j M: Baiter revealed no plans on,] r. hero this week. He and j; V: Mtrlur. on spent several days , c. the p.operty and gathering a(j itaith of information. "We are;< I si* back home, talk things'] ?.?: and map out our plans." said 11 *: B...k-r. "We feel very muchj 1 ocouraged." W: here Mr. Baker interviewed ] Extractors for both roads and11 tolctr.. and i: :?> said he content-j! *. putting a number cf cil t- lay gravel streets or reads 1j ? .... ,v. Handsome sales; ' tftc - will be ? cted ?n the prop .cai.doome dining pavil i.o .. unulr. d for the con- |. Trt.ui.o- si ales pr-aspecta. j' || New Ferry to; Make Landing On Little River j > l |H>n Hi.* uiivici* <>t its. 'ngii.' it i::.o sinui 1 lout" I na> 11.1 ii<!? >11. < 1 its priijtoscd amiiiig ..i List t's l'kr m ar t*'! iin.11 '1 1 t l'asmiotaiik , Hiv,i d! will mow up about ?iniii !?. ;i point back ot Ibc ^ ii'- r iioljhs farm. ? J ikinson, upon whose rec-j change is being :n ; following report; PO j_ c'r Dodge. president of : it rapany: . .. . ,i . ctt el a: Lister's Pier I audition of the bot 1- :ig:h of channel ncccs- i ' > ???iged. and its location 1 tr.-t currents. I do not o will be able to keep open for constant i ? >i his finding on my I ? ; investigation as to bot-J currents, etc., and that the location for 1 pur of the Elizabeth^ tibia ferry be moved ati ' " mile up Little River from the; i:er? '.of ore selected by, IK ? done you will save at ; " ? of the dreci?in'.y your : ; outnca terly winds and ? .'?> caused therefrom, and so i'X'.C'd. will be ;>cr **, , the moving of your! landing i>oint further up| ' will lengthen the toy-j ' > ox.ni;c.civ ,i mile, or say. r.mut l>it add.lion-j .". operating the ferry ?" o;\-..on. be much iess ? kc iing a free and ' : ehannel at the point ? M V'.'U ?Mutual buryi;:? associations oper ating in the state have been noti ced that they must quality imnu-di- . ately under the new State law and post bonds cr else cease all oper-: uons. Those organizations which had not qualified were notified last! month to cease solicitation of mem- ) bers. The association must procure; licenses and post bonds, else they! can be elused under the law. ' ? Fish and Game j ?mv'jHaaHBnMH RUMOR says that Hon. :t. Brace Etheridg?. cashier of the B.mfc of Mo.n.eo. has accepted an appoin. men: a: the hand* of Governor Eh: ir.7h.His a- Director of the S ate Department of Conservation and t Development, to succeed Col. J. W. Harrelson. The office pays $4,500 and would require Mr. Etheridge's residence in Raleigh. It- is under-; stood that he would not remove his' family from Manteo and that hej would be granted a leave of absence' ay his bank. No announcement of :he appointment had com? from Raleigh as this newspaper went to '? ore.ss. Mr. Etheridgc is one of the outstanding business men and Democrats of Dare County, has been' i General Assemblyman for several :e:nr?.v i- a staunch friend of the lit, vera or and enjoys the confidence 3f party loaders thruout the State. H.> job is the conservation of the State's fr h. came, forests and water resources. The unique thing about his appointment is that he is a man' who lived all his life in the fish and game country. The job usually goes to a highlandiv whose sympathies may not be- with the section where! >o:h fish and game abound. Hosiery Mill Operatives in An Ugly Mood Aroused by information brought from upstate to the effect that hosiery mills in other sections are paying around 100 per cent higher wages than the wages paid locally, operatives of the Eliz abeth City Hosiery .Mills last week grumbled among them selves and talked of going on a strike for higher wages. Fortu nately. the agitation for a strike was not concerted and was leadorlcss. The E izabeth City Hosiery Mills are now operating under the NRA code for hosiery workers and the j pay of operatives has been rais ed. but the workers feel that they still are not receiving a just wage. The mill owners could not, of course, go off the piece-work basis in adopt ing the minimum wage of $12 per week. Hosiery mills operatives, as- , surcd of a weekly wage of $12, would i be inclined to slow up. and produc- j tion would fall off. The mill own ers. in order to protect themselves, had to keen the hosiery wo.kers on the piece-work basis. Estimat ing the amount of work a good worker could produce in a 40-hour i week, the management set the pay per-dozen for such work at a rate that would enable the worker to earn $12. The idea was to get asj much work as possible from the operatives. Word was put out among the employes that all who could no: I produce enough work -at the adopt- J ed rate to enable them to ea.n S12 | i_ - l.?? 1, .....,,1,1 t r. I HI a 1U-UJUI nv/iuu iimv j make way for faster workers. The J code, in other words, meant more, pay and more work for the local j hosiery mill workers instead of more pay and less work. The local hosiery-makers made no complaint about this, however, un til they learned how operatives in other mills are faring under the NRA code. The week before last several persons who formerly lived j here and worked elsewhere in this, State came here on a visit to friends j and relatives. These people told the ? local operatives that the mills up- j state are paying 50 cents a dozen to . leggers. 12 cents a dozen to loopers, j etc., whereas the local pay rate i*as 2G cents a dozen for leggers and! 5'j cents a dozen for loopers. etc.I This discrepancy seemed unjust to j the local workers, and they began to i taik of striking. However, there j was no organization behind the movement, no fiery agitator to I arouse the ope.&tives to action. So there has been no strike at the Eliz-1 ?aboth City Hosiery Mills as yet. The i danger is not yet over, however, but' it ls believed that C. O. Robinson, president of the null, either would increase wages or close the mill be-j fore he would toiarate a strike. DENTAL CLINIC IS OCT Free denial work for Pasquotank County school children was made a j thing cf the past Monday when the ] County Commissioners voted to slash I out of the budget for the current ? fiscal year the item of $750 for the I dental clinic in the schools. A Negro Fireman's Ominous View of NRA and Blue Eagle North Carolina Negro Firemen in Conven tion Here This Week Hear a Prophecy and a Plea From an Able Speaker From Their Race A striking word picture of the Negro's under standing o f and attitude toward the NRA was paint-\ ed by L. //. Hall of Salisbury y treasurer of the North Carolina Colored Fire Association, who responded to j the address of welcome to that organization at the j opening session of its i+.ird annual convention in the courthouse here Tuesday morning. j Prcf. Hall had expccitu m ?-i spond to addresses by Mayor J. B. | s Flora and Governor J. C. B. Ehring- j c huus. neither of whom could bo10 present, and consequently ho had to J q discard much of his prepared speech; tj and make an extemporaneous talk. I For this reason, the speech can not!0 readily be quo;eel. but the gist and! v substance of it was this: ! t "After God had created the earth. | s the sky and the water and the v other divine creations. His Council c gathered about him and decided j o that there should be created and1 c placed upon the earth a man in His v image. So a man was created, and a he had a pale face. Not exactly; a -atisfred. the Council thought an- t other nnage should be struck, and t this second image came out of the; n mold with a brown lace, s'ill ".n ? j atislicd with the creation, the Conn-; il asked for a third image. This) ne came out with a black face, j "hey then decided it was about | ime to quit. "Studying over the three types f man. the Council of God fc:i cd t'hat- might happen if all three were urned loose upon the earth at the ame time. They feared strife and irar and trouble of all sorts. So they levised a plan whereby each type if man should select his own! lestinv. Three large earthen jars j iere placed side by side. In one book and a pencil was placed; in J nother a bow and arrow, and in ! he third a pick and shovel Then, he three men were called in to! lake their selections. The white J 'Continued on i'age il Which? Take Your Choice ! [ C?^MUN IS IV] / >.*? ' THAN . THIS ? U. D Johnson Joins Independent Force U. D. Johnson. trading as the Franklin Print Shop, closed out his | printing business this week and has accepted part time employment with The Independent. His services Willi be available to his old customers atj The Independent shop where superior facilities wiil enable him' to work to far better'advantage than was possible in his own shop with j its limited equipment. He will ap-1 pfeciate the support of his old cus- j tomers and friends in his new loca- j tion. Here is one effect of the NRA.i The Independent under the Blue J Eagle was looking for extra help;, Mr. Johnson had to find a job. Two I and two make four. ?Federal authorities Saturday ap-! proved 18 North Carolina highway ? projects totalling about $600,000 and. held up a number of others total-' ling about $500,000. The first let-j tings wiil be held soon. TEMPORARY DRAW SPAN LOAD LIMITS ANNOUNCED During the construction of new highway bridges over the Dismal Swamp Canal at South Mills, N. C? and Deep Creek, Va? highway traffic will be carted over the canal on floating draw spans, it was an nounced this week by G. R. Young. Major, Corps of Engineers. District Engineer. Loads over the draw span at South Mills will be limited to a gross weight of five tons; and loads over the--draw span at Deep' Creek will be limited to gross weight of 10 tons. The above will be strictly enforc ed. The bathing girls are preparing a code for the undress industry. ?The status of federal prohibition officers in Eastern North Carolina seems to rival that of "off agin, on agin, gone agin. Flannogan. Within a period of five days last week they ! were fired, rehired, refired, told to ! turn in their credentials and then I to quit work but to retain their cre dentials. They still are on some j doubt as to just what their posi tions are?or will be. eJhe<?ANK ClEQK TUE SODA JCQKE.fi PUTTING HIS HEAD IN A NOOSE "Yes. sir," said the Soda Jerker; 11 "I've always said and I stick to it, js you can look out for these fellows ( who think they're in partnership1 s with God." i "Of whom are you speaking now?" . inquired the Bank Clerk. "This fellow Walter Midgette. of c Camden who has a chain of little i groceries and advertises 'God is < Your Grocer,' implying that God is j running his grocery stores. This i j fellow Midgette refused to collect I ( the Sales Tax in his stores when the | f law first went into effect and. so far!] as I know, he still refuses to recog- ' j nize the Sales Tax. And now he j j flatly refuses to sign the President's ] NRA agreement and says he doesn't , believe there s anything to it any- j ] way. He says it isn't going to help!; the working man and farmer. Inij the meantime he goes right on '?. working his cheap help, keeping n open long hours, cutting prices and < playing hob with other ltitlc mer-1 s chants who arc trying to play fair." ( "Don't worry about this man Mid- j1 gette," said the Bank Clerk; "Theji NIRA will put the skids under him ?: before he knows it and kill his busi- ! ness as dead as the proverbial door- 1 nail. The NRA is designed to get rid of chaps like Midgette who pre- ] tend to be helping the poor by sell- , ing them goods at cut prices. In- | stead of helping the poor, he is the , poor man's worst enemy because he has to cheapen labor to under-|j sell. His unfair competition forces || his competitors to hire cheaper and I j cheaper labor. "When Midgette says the NRA! i isn't going to benefit the working 11 man and the farmer, he is talking i a lot of bunk. The government has i already boosted the price of the I farmer's produce and raised the wages of millions of working men. , Let no farmer and no working man : think that he musn't do his part , I to sustain these highei wages and . higher farm prices hv patronizing ' he firms doing business fairly and! .quarely under the Blue Eagle. And j :haps like this Walter Midgettc who ;ct themselves up as wiser than the looscvelt administration and think hey can run the country according 0 their own ideas, are going to get he worst licking of any bunch you ?ver saw. I wouldn't buy one of his stores to-day for ten cents on the iollar inventory. "The farmer or working man who patronizes one of the Midgette :hain stores may think he is saving 1 few cents on his grocery bill, but le is cutting his own throat. It is he Midgettes who hammer the prices of both farm products and abor down and keep them hammer ed down until life is a nightmare for ooth the farmer and the working nan. He may think he is in part tership with God. but he is an ignor unt and purblind emmisary of the Devil, hell bent in his ignorance and stupidity on pulling down the up standing pillars of the little social order we have left. But the NRA will take care of him in due course ind God and all the angels can't save him. He is putting his head quarcly into a noose that will oreak his neck and no fooling. "And it's a pity too. This Walter Midgette is a deserving chap. With out education and with little ex perience he bucked a world gone; made with cut-throat competition, I and won. He demonstrated that] oe could beat the price cutters atj their own game. But the o'd order] is changing; we used to put price fixers in jail; in future the price cutter will go to jail. Walter Mid- j gette can hold his title to being smart by coming over to the new j order and demonstrating his ability to survive under it." 85 per cent of all people have de fective vision. Are you one of these? Have your eyes examined today. DR. J .D. HATHAWAY, Carolina Bui.1 ding. tdv. j New Surgeon DR. ZACK OWENS, graduate in medicine of the University of North Carolina, who will come to Eliz abeth City Sept. 1. to establish him self in the practice of medicine and surgery. He will occupy the offices of the late Dr. R. L. Kendrick in the Medical Bldg. Dr. Owens is a form er resident of this city, a son of the late W. L. Owens. His mother is living here. Dr. owens served his required one year's internship after his graduation and for the past year and a half has been resident sur geon in the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, where he has jhad every opportunity to perfect : himself in the technique of almost 'every class of surgery. The Scream of the Blue tagle Will Be Heard Here Next Week NRA Organization to Swing Into Intensive Campaign Next Week, Storming Every Stronghold of Opposition and Inaction I The scream of the Blue Eagle will be heard in\ Elizabeth City and environs next week. The NRA emblem has perched on most store, shop and factory windows in this city within the past few weeks. He 'has perched and silently stared at a curious public. Next week his voice will be heard. And if his voice is not heeded he will use his claws and thunderbolts. General Miles L. Clark, director 01 the NRA organization in Elizabeth City is rapidly perfecting his or ganization. His staff is composed of Col. W. O. Saunders, commanding the division of publicity; Col. J. Henry LeRoy, Jr.. commanding the division of the man power division. Col. Herbert Peele. commanding the speaker's division; Lieut. General Stinrmates. commanding the wo-1 men's division. Pour majors, one in each ward,' | will serve under Organization | Colonel J. H. LeRoy. Jr., and have been named as follows: First Ward. J. C. Sawyer; Second Ward. Fred White; Third Ward, S. G. Ethcridge; Fourth Ward, C. C.: | Blades. i Lieutenant General Stinemates has annuonced the appointment of Mrs. Carrol Abbott, Riverside j Drive, and Mrs. Garland Towe, j West Main Street, as majors in her division. I Speakers Division Colonel Her bert Peele has announied W. E. I Griffin as captain of the speakers i bureau, N. Elton Aydlett as cap tain cf the appointment bureau, and G. C. Meads as captain of the information bureau. Captain Meads, m* of the city on vacation this week, has not accepted and until he has done so Chairman C. W. Ward or General Miles L. Clark will answer any questions that may arise in connection with the campaign. The campaign in Elizabeth City will open Monday morning with a meeting of the entire organization at the Y. M. C. A.. Immediately after the meeting Col. LeRoy's Man Power Division will swing into ac tion, making a canvass of every em ployer in Elizabeth City who has not signed the NRA 'agreement. The following Monday, Sept. 5, the women under Mrs. Stinematcs will go into action, making a door to door canvass of every home in the city. These women workers will ex plain to housewives the urgency of patronizing only those firms dis playing the Blue Eagle and obtain ing their signed pledges to buy only NRA products and buy only from Blue Eagle stores. The cry of the Blue Eagle will be heard thruout the town next week. Those who still profess not to know what it is ail about, will find out. A campaign 6f education is to be waged; it will begin with smiles and persuasion. And then? Camden Hi-Jackers Get Drop On Their Victim and Kill Him It Was Bound to Happen Sooner or Later in a Community Where Bootleggers and Hi-Jackers Go Armed to the Teeth For months hi-jackers have terrorized not only moonshiners and bootleggers in Camden County, but have terrorized law abiding people as well. The bootleggers earned guns for the hi-jackers and the hi jackers earned guns for the bootleggers. Bloodshed was inevitable. The inevitable happened early Tues day morning when hi-jackers shot and killed bootleg ger Earl Barnard, 35 years old. _ I The killing of Barnard was de liberate, btntal and melodramatic. Just that day Barnard had put the family burial plot in order. He was shot to death by the grave yard and his body toppled over in it. Winfred McPherson and Wilton Forbes, j notorious neighbourhood characters I are being held for the crime. According to this newspaper's in formation. Barnard had a number ! of jugs of liquor concealed in the j cotton field. Awakened by V/: ; barking of his dogs, he and Hubert j Whitehurst, a young man who has I been living in the Barnard home i for some time, dressed and went out j to investigate. Knowing that hi ; Jackers had been operating in the | neighborhood for a period of two or more months. Barnard immedi ately went to the spot where his I liquor was cached. Twenty-one Jugs J were missing, and the balance had [been moved to the edge of the field j adjacent to the road. Apparently i the hi-jackers expected to return j fo rthe second load as soon as the j first could be disposed of. j Tracks in the moist soil plainly I showed that the liquor had been taken to the road and loaded on an automobile. Barnard and White hurst decided on immediate action. Returning to the house, Barnard assured his wife that everything would be all right and that he could take care of himself. She was nerv ous and did not want him to leave the house again. Getting his flash light and shotgun, Barnard handed the gun to Whitehurst and walked down to the family burying ground, adjacent to which the liquor was | concealed. j The two then laid down between j two cotton rows and waited for the I hi-jackers to return. While wait 1 ing, Barnard asked Whitehurst to let him have the gun. He also kept I the flashlight, which was unfortu nate for him but was decidedly fortunate for others. Had White hurst carried the flashlight when its | beam was throwh upon the hi-jack ers, he would have been killed by the hi-jackers and Barnard prob ! ably would have killed the hl-jack ;er who did the shooting. ' It wasn't long before an auto mobile drove up and stopped near : the burying ground. Two men got out of the car and walked toward Itne liquor, iney were uniting. tync of them gave the other directions as to what he should do. As the hi jackers moved toward the liquor, Barnard Jumped up from his jirone position and flashed the light in ! the man's face. In a split second, | a gun blazed and the load of shot I struck Barnard's hand, knocking the [ flashlight from it. This shot was j followed in rapid succession by four others, two of which missed their mark. One load of shot struck Barnard's heart and unother load struck him in the face below his eyes. Whitehurst, who was standing I beside him, was not hit. Barnard | fell dead in the family burying i ground, which he had cleaned up [just that afternoon. The hi-jack ers ran to their car and sped away. Winfred McPherson and Wilton Forbes, young Shiloh white men. are being held in connection with (Continued on Page Five) i PUT TIIE BLUE EAGLE ON YOUR LETTER HEAD No extra charge for imprint* I ing the Blue Eagle, on letter heads, envelopes, statements, etc. I printed by The Independent, if j blue ink is used for the. rest of the printing. For an extra charge I the NRA emblem wtih the letter I NRA in red ink can be supplied. I In ordering the Blue Eagle on ! your stationery it will be neccs j sary to certify to this newspaper j in writing that you have signed ! the NR?A agreement and entitled i to the use of the emblem, and j affix one of the NRA seals to your letter or writing. We Do Our Part, i Let us hare your orders for ' printing.