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FOUNDED 1832—101ST YEAR SALISBURY, FRffeAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 10, 1933. VOL 101 NO. 13. PRICE 2 CENTS. - ■■ - - ~i' — ' -—■* — Yi&rt m$rnmm Washington—Even those who were impatient with Congress last Spring for remaining so long in session after the President had handed them their hats and told them the party was over, are look ing forward with ' satisfaction to the reconvening of Congress in January. It is not impossible that the President himself will welcome Congress back. Not that he wants to get anything; in particular from the lawmakers that has not already ^ been handed him, but he is too shrewd a politician not to recognize that some of the new bureaus and the men in charge of them are run ning wild, and that the whole re covery scheme, now that its pur poses and programs have been pretty fully disclosed tol the peo ple at large, needs the sort of ' searching public examnation and criticism which only Congress can give it. And will Congress examine and criticize? Bov, howdy! Of course, some members of both Houses will do more criticiz ing than examining. A lot of the criticism will be purely partisan in its purpose. Muth of it will be based on a complete absence of facts. 'But the United States is still a democracy, and every mem _ ber of either House is entitled to say what he thinks without fear of any comeback. Will Blow Off Steam j, The Congress of the United States is by all odds the freest for um in the world. Likewise, taking F startling lies are always worth big " resents the most intelligent opinion of the general run of American citizens. A few blatherskites get into both the Senate and the House of Representatives; that has always been true. They get a dispropor tionate amount of attention from the newspapers, because violent and kRpt^ding lies are always worth big headlines than soberly stated (^•uths. And there will be plenty! Rf steam let off by disgruntled j IRnJ not too public-sprited men*-* R-j of forte houses, which will be' ^Rvaoying to the President and his l^mends but not necessarily to be taken too seriously. will he 'taken seriously, R^’ver, will be the sober consid ■HRir which will be given to the ' acts of the Administration thus far by the real leaders of both parties. Nobody can believe seriously for a jnoment that anybody in his senses I^BBLllits to ruin the United States. |uTJut there has been a lot of loose talk I spilled by high Administration or ' ficials about "treason” and "sabot age” and other ugly words whici appear to reflect a belief that the program of the New Deal is some thing holy, to crticize or even dis - agree with which is sacrilege. And because the power exists to make trouble for critics, to persecute if not prosecute, many who would like to speak Out are holding their tongues, and waiting for members of Congress to speak for them. . And they will speak. ■ , From Both Sides It will, not be all from the Re publican side, the outspoken criti cism of the way things are being , run. There are only 3 5 Republican Senators as against 61 Democrats. In the House, fewer than 120 of the 43 5 members belong to the minority party. But here are two or three strong groups of Demo crats in both Houses and many individual members wiho are known to be preparing their ammunition for a wide-soread barrage aimed at the New Deal, either as a whole or in one or another of its manifesta tions. Senator Carter Glass of Virginia isjjRie leader of one such group. ' Senator Glass, who is a newspaper publisher, has steadfastly refused to sign the President’s Recovery Code or to display the Blue Eagle in his newspapers. He is no enemy of the President; it will be remm bered that Mr. Roosevelt wanted him in his Cabinet. But he will be a powerful voice in expressing the point of view of the "rugged individualists’’ who,, while conced - ing that there have been grave abuses which ought to be remedied, under the old system, do not think ' that the way to do if is tot scrap (Please turn to back page) Dry Landslide In State Not Yet Victory Added Burdens of Enforcement Will Call for Huge Expenditure State’s Money FIGHT IS NOT YET OVER Drys to Seek Repeal of Beer and Wine Next Legislature Robert R. Reynolds veteran stumper for the cause of the re peal of the 18th amendment, in re viewing the results of Tuesday’s election called attention to the add ed responsibility placed on the shoul ders of North Carolinians inasmuch as 'they refused to sanction the wet cause. The 18th amendment has met with the approval of the people of North Carolina and yet it will be impossible for the government of the state to keep faith with those who voted in its favor. Bordering states are in a position to supply North Carolina with all the liquor needed and in order to keep them from doing just that it will be necessary for the state to increase its expenditures for maintenance of prohibition officers. This will necessitate increased taxes for this purpose in addition to losing vast sums of revenue that is being gain ed by other states through the sale of liquors. Reynolds seriously doubts that the taxpayers of the state will be able to stand the strain of the extra taxes. The d.rys still with the taste of victory will not be ldng in seeing the above statements become a fact asserted one wet champion. The drys in return let it be known that they were not yet through handing out defeats and will press on for the repeal of the beer bill in the next legislature. In conclusion Reynolds stated that the repeal of the 18th amend ment is a dead issue and "that we must face, and face courageously, the liquor problem as it applies sole ly to our own state.” False Alarm The Salisbury fire department answered a call last night at 6:30 p. m. to box 59. When they arrived they found a cozy fire burning in the fire place in the ladies’ parlor of the First Methodist church. The reflection through the frosted glass gave the room the appearance of being on fire. No one could blame the ladies for having a fire in the proper place. j Young Caruso Sings j Enrico Caruso Jr., above, son of lie late famous opera tenor, has been given a leading song role in a 'punish production . . . and if sue" • cssful he will be given English parts. NEWS ^ BRIEFS _.i FOIIS HOLDUP ATTEMPT Marvin Woodlief, Raleigh news paper subscription agent, foiled an attempt at robbery by two white men on a Henderson street. Wood lief pulled his gun, shot three times badly wounded one of his as sailants and put the other to flight. Jimmy Jackson was later found be hind a hedge 'with wounds in body and arm. He admitted his part in the attempt. FATAL SHOOTING IN ORANGE'COUNTY Argument at the Orange county home of Charles Albright ended in Albright firing a shot at close range into the body of William Horner, 3 1, instantly killing him. Albright said Horner had refused to leave the home. BORAH OPPOSES "BUY NOW’’ The administ'ratin’s "buy now” campaign "is nc<t progressing at all; it is receding,” asserts Senator Borah of Idaho. And to scc^a a "brazen program of exploitation” through high prices, he has gone on record for restoration and en forcement of the anti-trust laws. JOHNSON SPEAKS FOR NRA To stem a rising tide of farm belt discontent with failure of crop prices to rise under agricultural ad ministration and NRA control, General Hugh Johnson, NRA chief, is this week *n a tour of middle western cities to clear a Way oppo sition and discontent. S- L UNION SHERIFF IS ROBBED A slick stranger last week rob bed the safe in the office of the sheriff of Union county, by getting the deputy out of the office on a ruse, and robbing the cash drawer in the safe of $1,733. A telephone call had asked the deputy to go to a lavatory and search for a ring. HELD FOR KIDNAP PLOT John Lanier, 3$, is held by the Winston-Salem police, as the con fessed author of a crude plot to extort $10,000 from R. J. Rey nolds, Jr., tobacco millionaire un der threat of kidnaping Reynolds’ young wife. STRIKERS BACK IN COAL PITS In peaceful contrast to the strife of the last three months, western Pennsylvania’s striking soft coal miners have marched back to the pits they deserted in a demand' for union recognition. Ending a dead lock which the Washington ad ministration had viewed as a threat to the entire national recovery pro gram, some 10,000 men went back to work in a drab, gray setting of fog. CHARLOTTE LAWYER KILLED J. E. Woolard, 37, well-known Charlotte lawyer of 609 East Tre mont avenue, was almost instantly killed when the automoble in which he was riding with his wife was struck by a car driven by Rich^td L. Watts, 24,-of 429 East Boule vard, at the intersection of Win throp avenue and East Boulevard. TEXAS GUINAN DEAD ’ Texas Guinan, the night club queen, who was known best for her unique contributions to. Broad way’s vocabulary, died in a hospital at Vancouver, B. C., of an intes tinal illness. FARMERS CALLED TO STRIKE Leaders of the National Farmers Holiday association agricultural strike ordered a major offensive, af ter the federal administration re jected their demands for'cost-of productin farm prices. ! I Turn Again To Tomb «'^cfLcndjbm Soldier 11 I -- - _II November j iJEleventh: X Armistice Day - - 1933 ★ ! sharp tuts In Kail systems Offered In Merger Program Thousands Would Lose Jobs Under Plan Nou\, Be/n^ ^Studied By j President R^,eielf.~^ > Complete disappearance of doz ens of railroad s^-Wns. including the Reading; clossilg of railroad shops and yards in scores of cities ; throughout the country, and re inieval of some 300,000 railroad ‘workers from their jobs are features of a plan 5for railroad consolida tions which has been submitted to President Roosevelt. The President is studying the plan, it is announc ed, in connection with the general ‘proposals for effecting economies j through railway mergers. ' The latest program, which is! I known as the Prince plan, has as! |its objective huge savings which; jits sponsors say would earn profitsj df half a billion dollars a year forj i the railroads. Workers who lose their jobs would be retired on part pay for two years, during which time efforts would be made to find other employment for them. Curtailment of railroad facili-! ties, such as shops, yards, and freight and passenger stations, is] possible, it is asserted, because in few instances are these facilities! used to capacity. Curtailment of such facilities is called for in vir-j jtually every large railroad center, j i The plan contemplates seven] (systems for the nation. Two ! would be in the East, the first i built around the New York .Central [and the Pennsylvania, with 29,148 j miles of tracks; the second around | the Baltimore and Ohio, Reading, Central of New Jersey, and Nor folk and Western, ^with 28,900 miles of tracks. The third syystem would cover the Southeast, with 20,810 miles of tracks; the fourth, the Mississippi Valley, with 20,810 miles of tracks; the fifth, the Northwest, wtith 17,807 miles of tracks; the sixth, the Central West, with 3 3,513 miles of tracks, and the seventh, the Southwest, with 27,513 miles of tracks. Chicago and St. Loius terminal systems would be jointly owned by all of the lines. COY INVITATION He—It’s my ambition to become a long-distance swimmer. She—J wish you’d show me how far away you can swim right now. Body of Grady Lentz Has Not Been Located * Continued attempts since Mon day to locate the body of Grady Lentz, who is thought to have been drowned in the High Rock lake, have not been successful. Lentz, in the company of Charles Lemly were out in a row boat some time between Sunday and Monday morning and it is thought that in returning l)rom the Davidson side of the lake that the small boat in which they were riding capsized. POINT OF view two Scots went to a variety show in London. Being in fundss that day, they took front seats. During the magician’s turn one of them was asked to go on the stage to assist in a trick. On their way home Jock, who had been on ■ the stage, said: "Well, Augus, yon was a grand magician.” "Worst I’ve ever seen,” retorted his friend. "Maybe, maybe,’ said Jock. "But I gave him a dud ten-shilling note and he gave me a good one in re turn.” ( New Mexico Senator . Above is Senator Carl A. Hatch, of New Mexico, newly appointed by Governor Kockenhull to serve tke term of Sam G. Bratton, who re signed to accept a federal judgeship. i GOOD MORNING * THE OLD REPROBATE "Have you said your prayers, Dickie?” "Yes, mummie. I prayed for you and dadldy, but not fdr Uncle Tom, because I heard daddy say he was past praying for.” ELASTIC PRESCRIPTION Doctor—I would advise you, madam, to take frequent baths, gtt plenty of fresh air and dress in cool gowns. Madam’s husband (an hour later) —What did the doctor say? Madam—He said I ought to go to Palm Beach and then to f?Ss mountains and that I must get some new night gowns at once. EASY TO PLEASE "Percy seems to be pretty well satisfied with himself.” "Well, Percy never was very se lect in his tastes.” EASY A doctor was examining a man ivho had come to him for the first :ime. Satisfied at last, the doctor ooked at him gravely, "You are n bad shape,” he said. "What you' aeed is a sea voyage. Can you1 manage it?” , "Sure, easy,” replied the patient. 'I’m second mate on the Anna Marie, just in from Hongkong.” iHE’S WORRIED Wifey—Frederick, can you tell tne where you were in 1920? Frederick—-No. Why? Wey—\TelI, Tm worried. I just read that in 1920 one person out of every 750 was in prison. QUITE RIGHT Bonnie—Let me shake yc'ur band. This is one of the happiest Jays of your life. Trollie—You’re too precious, my friend, I’m not to be married ’till "omorrow. Bonnie—That’s what I say. This is going to be the happiest Jay of your life. NO GOOD JOKES "What do you think of the. Museum of Art?” "Oh. the pictures are good? enough, but there ain’t no good jokes in under them.” BITTER MEDICINE "So the specialist put restrictions an you, did he? Which of the :hings he made you give up do you niss most?” "The $25 he charged me.” Federal Aid Promised To Dry States ’ REPEAL ON DECEMBER 5 TH Wet States Have No Uniform System Of Liquor Control Federal attention is being turned to the liquor traffic problem since 37 states have voted to take the 18 th amendment from the con stitution. Along with the repeal of the Volstead act a program of tax legislation will be submitted to congress to permit sale of distil lates in the District of Columbia and territories. Plans to protect the dry states will be considered, the result of which may revive the custom of sending prohibition officers to the moonshine areas similar to the reve-* nue agents of pre-prohibition times. Objective of the program are temperance and methods of dis pensing alcoholic drinks without the return of the old-time saloon. In addition steps are to be' taken through the coast guard' to pre vent smuggling of foreign liquor across the eastern and southern coasts where rum fleets are re ported concentrated in a move to vad th $5 a gallon import tax. The house ways and means com mittee will open hearings on liquor taxation .legislation November 27 to prepare a bill for early congres sional action in January. Nobody yet knows, of course, howl much money the taxes will raise. The present tax is $1.10 a gal lon oln whisky, gins and brandies^ Although it has been predicted that this will be increased to as high as $3 a gallon, members of a sub committee studying the question claim it will not exceed $2.20. They say a higher tax might en courage the bootlegger to con tinue in his business. DENY MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS DRYING UP Yellowstone Parit, Wyo.—Visi tors to Yellowstone National Park who insist that the hot springs in the Mammoth area are drying up are mistaken George C. Crowe, as sistant park naturalist declared. The fact that the hot waters change their outlets frequently and suddenly, at times, could account for the impression of "drying up,”' Crowe explained. ANNUAL RED CROSS ROLL CALL NOV. 21 Preparations for the annual Red Cross membership roll call are tak ing definite shape for the canvass which will be held in Rowan coun ty Tuesday and Wednesday, No vember 21 and1 22. At that time the residential, business and rural sections will be canvassed in a con centrated drive. P. N. Peacock has been a pointed chairman of the County organiza tion and P^ul Phillips as publicity director. The Samuel C. Hart post of the American legion will have charge of the canvass in the busi ness district. For the first time in many years a thorough canvass of the rural sections 0(f the county will be conducted. A goal of 1,000 members has been set by the local committees and every effort is to be bended to attain this end. Last year the local unit only enrolled 241 members and received $305 in funds. The first obligation of the Red Cross is to the ex-service men and their families, but last year in ad dition to the calls for aid made by the ex-service men 3,000 families have been aided and approximately $10,000 worth of flour and $10, 000 in materials have been con sumed in the county. This money was received from the national headquarters. Spencer and East Spncer will conduct their own roll call as has been the custom in previous years. The North Carolina goal is 41, 000 members for the coming year. During the past year national head quarters spent more than $40,000 for relief among the destitute in the storm areas of the state. The Watchrftan has been chosen as the newspaper in Rowan county to carry the Red Cross section sup plied to the various papers through out the United States. Elsewhere in The Watchman a section show ing the work of the Red Cross in many of its phases will be found.