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Rowan Vets Demand Immediate Bonus Payment
NAT. CONVENTION REPUDIATED BY LARGE MAJORITY Only Two Of 15 Posts Back National Depart ment In Voting Over the State; Samuel C. Hart Post Votes' 173 To 4 In Favor Of Payment. KENT W. GOLEY NAMED COM’AND’R; succeeds McKenzie Former Commander Re signs To Enter The Race for County Sheriff; Suc ceeded By A Veteran Who Has Long Been Ac tive In Legion Circles. At a meeting of the Samuel C. Hart Post of the American Legion held the past Monday night, members and Rowan veterans voted 173 to 4 in fa vor of immediate payment of the bon us. The ex-service men of Rowan county were invited to meet and vote with the legion members in order that the sentiment of this entire section could be ascertained. Kent W. Goley, who has long been active in legion circles, was elected commander of the legion to replace J. H. McKenzie, who, in keeping with the non-political spirit of the organ ization, resigned in order that he might enter the race for sheriff of Rowan county. Following is a report of the various legion posts in the state which held simultaneous meetings Monday to vote on the soldiers’ bonus. Scattered re turns from the post meetings indicat ed an overwhelming majority in fa vor of immediate payment. Cash payment of the soldiers’ bonus would mean that World war veterans of the state would receive $3 8,804, 179.24. Winston-Lieutenant Governor R. T. Fountain, a candidate for the dem ocratic nomination for governor, said here today he was in favor of immed ite payment of the soldiers’ bonus. Gastonia—Gaston post No. 23, Am erican Legion, one of the largest in the state, voted unanimously tonight, at the conclusion of an hour of speech making, for the immediate payment of the bonus in cash without any ifs and ands attached to the resolution on the subject. Statesville—Hurst Turner post, Am erican Legion, in meeting tonight at the hut, voted 111 for immediate pay ment of the bonus, and four against immediate payment. Tarboro—Eason Tinney post, Am erican Legion, tonight voted 65 to six in favor of immediate cash bonus payment. New Bern—The local American Le gion post tonight decided to obtain a 100 per cent vote by mail instead of voting in session. Asheville—C. W. Francy post No. 70, American Legion, Oteen, today telegraphed an appeal to Henry L. Stevens, national Legion commander, Washington, D. C., to attempt to de feat the "omnibus bill for economy, insofar as it would affect disabled vet erans. Chapel Hill—The local American Legion post, with State Commander Henry C. Bourne of Tarboro as a guest, voted 43 to 19 tonight in fa vor of immediate cash bonus pay ment, with seven not voting. Waxhaw—Members of Charles Mc Guirt Post No. 208 of the American Legion in a rousing meeting here to night, unanimously and enthusiasti cally went on record in favor of im mediate payment in full of adjusted service certificates by the federal gov ernment. Burlington—Opposition to immed iate cash payment of the bonus was voted here tonight by the Walter B. Ellis post of the American Legion. Wilmington—At the meeting of the local American Legion post tonight only two, out of approximately 250 present, voted against immediate cash bonus payment. A load of hay was seen crossing Fifth avenue and the event received newspaper attention. Democratic Keynoter Senator Alben W Barkley of Kentucky has been chosen temporary chairman of the Democratic National Convention to meet in June, and will deliver the “keynote” speech. LEGION I ■ (This column published weekly in the interest of the Ex-service men of Rowan County). The Samuel C. Hart Post held a special call meeting to discuss and vote upon the subject of immediate pay ment of the Adjusted Service Certifi cates held by ex-service men. The vote was 173 for and 4 against. The speaker, Mr. Robert S. McNeill, of Mocksville, made a very interesting speech of the Legion and its purpose, and was well received by his listeners. The Post Membership will be glad to have him come again. Election of a commander to fill the unexpired term of James McKenzie was the only other business to come before the meeting, Kent W. Goley, 1st vice commander, was raised to the :ommandership, R. E. L. Niel, 2nd Ace commander, to the first vice com mandership, and Lawrence Haynes elected to the 2nd vice commander’s place. Both Goley and Niel were offi cers prior to the election, Haynes be ing elected for his first term, and is a valuable addition to the Post’s officers. We wish the new officers every suc cess and hope that they will carry on the Legon’s affairs as well as did the retiring Commander McKenzie. The Flag Escort attended the Spring Tubilee at Kinston Thursday and re port a very favorable reception and an enjoyable time. This was the first pub lic appearance of the Escort for 1932. The Escort anticipates taking part in other similar affairs during the season. The Commander and the. Chairman wish to impress upon the Legion mem bership that any paid up member of the local post is eligible to a place in the Escort, and invites every Legion naire to turn out and drill so that they may be ready to go with the Es cort on its trips to the various cities during the season. Don’t forget, gang, that our slogan is Bryce Beard or Bust for Department Commander. Let’s get together, work and insure the election of Bryce to the Commandery, bring State Headquar ters to Salisbury for 1932-1933. The Lance Corporal. T. 1. LINN, ULAN SALISBURY BAR. TAKEN BY DEATH Funeral Services Field Tuesday; Leading Mem ber Of Local Bar For Many Years, Dies Fol lowing Operation. An illness of several years brought death Monday to Thomas C. Linn, aged 72, prominent attorney in North Carolina and dean of the Salisbury bar. A week ago Mr. Linn underwent an operation in a hospital here and since that time until his death Monday morning, he had been critically ill. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from St. John’s Lutheran church, of which he was a member. Dr. M. L. Stirewalt, the pastor, offi ciated, and burial followed in the Chestnut Hill cemetery. Mr. Linn was a native of Rowan county and his activities in the state covered a wide field. For 40 years he was an attorney for the Southern railway and he was di vision counsel for a number of years. He received his education at the University of North Carolina and at Pennsylvania college, now Gettysburg. After returning here, he became sup erintendent of schools in 1884 and held the position two years. For several terms he was mayor of Salisbury. He was a city and county attorney and member of the board of water commissioners for 20 years. Surviving are two sons, Stahle, and Thomas C. Linn, Jr., a member of the staff of the New York Times; and a daughter, Miss Mary K. Linn, social editor of The Salisbury Post. I FRIDAY IS LIMIT FOR CANDIDATES All Entries Must Be Filed By That Day, Board Chairman• Keminds En trants. All candidates for state or congres sional offices must file their entries on or before Friday, E. C. Gregory, chairman of the Rowan county board of elections, announced last night. The entries must be filed with the state board of elections. Candidates for the board of county commissioners, sheriff, register of deeds, tax collector, and all candidates for township constable—or any other candidates for county or township of fices—are required to file on or before May 20, said Mr. Gregory. They must file with the county board of elec tions. GROUCHY! How can you expect to have a good disposition when you get your rest sleeping on an old worn-out mattress? 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