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* . ■ FOUNDED 1832 101ST YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1934. VOL 101 NO. 29. PRICE 2 CENTS. " ~ ' ~ ---------- - - ■ ' " "" .Wh' t To Meet ^ _ n. ^ . ■ nn ,- — ”■ «i. ».1."u.»f-■ . it ispn^ciais io Fill %/acancy In Party Post Win borne Sets March 8 For Committee Meeting TO BE HELD IN RALEIGH Several Prominent Democratic Leaders Mentioned as Suc cessor to Gardner. Marion—J. Wallace Winborne, the State Democratic Chairman, issued a call for a meeting of the State Democratic Executive Com mittee to be held1 in the hall of the jnouse ui ivcpresciiLa Lives in liic Capitol Building in the City ot Raleigh, On Thursday, March 8th at 8 o’clock P. M. The purposes of :he meeting are stated as follows: (1) The naming of (a) dates for holding precinct meetings and county conventions and (b) the time and place of holding the State Democratic Convention; (2) laK ing action on resignation of Honor able O. Max Gardner as National Committeeman; and (3) Transact ing such other business as may properly come before the Execu tve Committee for consideration at that time. The meeting of the state execu tive committee will be awaited with unusual interest this year be cause of the fact that a new na tional committeeman is to be elect ed to succeed Mr. Gardner, who re signed when his private law practice cook him to Washington, where ie expcts to be more or less per nanently located, and he felt that ie should not continue to serve as :d to succeed Mr. Gardner, who re-J Several prominent Tar Heels have seen mentioned for the place, among them former Senator Cameron Morrison. C. T.. Shuninv ot Greens boro, J. O. Carr of Wilmington now district attorney in eastern North Carolina, Governor Ehrir.ghuis and possibly a few' others. Mr. Carr's appointment as district attorney is expected to eliminate him from fur ther consideration Mr. Morrison is thought not to desire the place again, which he held for a numbe. of years, and the general belief is that Mr. Shuping has the best chance of being named. Chairman Winborne also address ed a letter to all members of the Democratic State Executive Com mittee and to all Democratic County Chairmen in which he gives full approval to the Jackson Day Dinner celebration of the Young Democratic t^Iubs ot iNortn ^aro lina on March 31st. After having conferred with Mrs. Ney Evans, State President of th Young Demo cratic Clubs, with reference to the plans and purposes of the gathering, Mr. Winborne’s letter states: "It is the desire and ambition of the Young Democrats to make the Jackson Day Dinner a traditional patty event in the years to come, and through this means to make a real contribution to the Democratic Party. It is desired that the coming event will be a rousing party rally and that all Democrats feel an in terest in it and give full coopera tion to make it an enjoyable and beneficial party gatherng. "In 1932 the Young Democrtic leaders and organizations gave un selfish support and cooperation and heartily responded to every call in the campaign directed by me as State Chairman, and' thereby ren dered a most splendid and valuable service toward attaining the un precedented party victory in which all Democrats had a hand and of which all may rightly claim a part.” GOOD MORNING Abie—"Papa, what is science? Papa—"Don’t be dumb like that, Abie! Signs are those things vot says, sure as—' No Parking,’ or 'New Laid Eggs, 2Sc a dozen.’ ” THE OTHER SIDE Willie: "Mamma, am I descend ed from the monkey tribe? Mamma: "I’m not sure, Willie, I never met any of your father’s folks.” 5 RIGHT IN THE END Lady (at busy street corner): "I certainly shall cross, officer. I’ve ■ as much right on this street as that ......~i, ” | Officer: "Sure you have, lady —bur leave me ycur name and ad dress before you start.’’ stampede A lady motorist was driving a long a country road when she spied a couple of repair men climbing telephone poles. "Fools!” she ex claimed to her companions, "They must think I never drove a car be fore.” THE MODERN WAY Herbert: "Arthur hasn’t been lout for three weeks.” Flora: "Has he turned over a new leaf?” Herbert: "No he’s turned over a new car.” LARGE MEASURE Willie: "How many peanuts for a penny?” Grocer’s Son: "Oh a hand ful.” Willie: "I’ll fake a penny’s worth but let your father get ’e .1 for me, please.” "Mommer what becomes of an automobile when it gets too old to run any more?” "Why, somebody sells it to your pa, dearie, for a used car as good as new.” "What is the mortar board 1 hear-mentioned so often?” asked the little girl. "I’ll try to explain,’ said Miss | Cayenne, "altho it is a slightly 1 complicated matter. A mortar I board carried by a builder often has cement on top and worn by |a college professor often has con | crete under it.’’ \ ,v , In a wedding write-up it is cus i tomary to say the bride was led to Ithe altar but it is not recorded , down here in southern Indiana I that a bride ever pulled back. 1 -- — Lady motorist—"But really it wasn’t my fault. I put out my hand” , Gallant Irishman—"Sure, me darlin’, ’tis your hand that’s so small I didn’t see it at all.” hthefls mother was tryng to ! spray her throat with the atomiz ;er, but met with considerable op j position from the small victim. "I wouldn’t mind it so much,” said Ethel, "if you would let me honk it myself.’’ One of the clerks at the employ ment agency was a bit of a wit and he was preparing to gain i laugh at the expense of the next in the line. "Where were you born?” he ask ed the man, a Scotchman. "Glasca,” was the deply. "Glasgow! Whatever for?” con tinued the funny one. "I wanted to be near mother,’ said the other with devastating I mockness. Do You Know The Answer? * Continued on page eight 1 Can Filipinos enlist in th( U. S.- army? 2. Can water be burned? 3. Where is Biarritz? 4. How often are Olympic games held? 5. Who is called the fathej modern surgery? 6. What is gold bullion? 7. In what ocean are the Mid way Islands? 8. Are American Indians citi zens of the United States? 9. Give the date of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. 10. What do the initials E. G stand for? WARNS OF BLEND PERIL—Ulcers, can cer and other internal disorders lurk in liq uor blended of raw whiskey or unpurified alcohol, Dr. H. S. Martland, chief medi cal examiner for New ark and Essex Coun ty, N. J., warned this week. Blends of whis kies over four y<|ars i old, or using pure neu tral spirits, however, received his O. K. [ SUED FOR DIVORCE —Lady Ashley, wife of the heir of the Earl of Shaftsbury and whose name has been coupled with that of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., has been sued for divorce. Fairbanks has also been served in the case. Photo shows the former ac tress at'the time of her wedding. | JUNE BREWSTER. I new screen star, en 1 joys a winter vaca 3 tion, from her strenu | ous production sched kuI•, on a favorite southern beach. [CAPTIVE Mfcfcio v.Mf'iuK . . . utteen lyears ago Charles Hale (left) was a sergeant in the Canadian army and Joe Orning (right) a private in the German forces. Hale cap tured Orning in the battle of Champagne. This week they met for the first time on a CWA street repair job and knew each other immediately. £ MAKING SURE Armed guards keep f* careful watch on the en* trance to- the Indiana jail where John Diltin ger, notorious- desper ado, is confined while waiting trial on charges of murdering a police man. daring a bank holdup, one of the many crimes with which hr has b-en linked. LANNY ROSS, star of Captain Henry’s M~x well house show* it. who is in HoMyw 3d making a series o, pic tures. ! “Farmer Bob” Enjoys One of Busiest Weeks Of His Long Career i Washington—Speaking of hard I work, anyone interested in the sub ject should have looked in this last jweek on "Farmer Bob” Doughton, Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee of the FFouse. Reputedly, the hardest working Congressman in Washington, Mr. Doughton, who has represented the ninth Congressional District for 23 years, has just completed one of the busiest and most productive weeks in his career. Flis activities for the week in ! eluded: Completion of the 1934 Revenue Bill, following six months exhaus tive study and investigation by the Ways and Means Committee of which he is chairman. Two of the outstanding provisions of the bill irp* Pircf- rprspol fhp hnnk check tax. Second, lowering the rates of second class mail matter, whereby newspapers, magazines and distributors of advertising matter! will benefit by the return of the rates prior to 1932. Both of these provisions were sponsored by Mr. Dough ton; in fact, they were his '"hobbies”. The new revenue! measure, by plugging loopholes! and leaks in the tax system of the coun try, will increase the revenue of the Government approximately $300, 000,000 without the imposition of any new taxes. Introduction of the 1934 Reve nue Bill in the House. Attended conference and deliver ed an address Tuesday in Baltimore before the National Park Service! Association and effectively urged the construction of the Southern' Appalachian Highway as proposed) by the North Carolina Highway Department. Mr. Doughton, accompanied by Governor Ehringhaus, conferred with President Roosevelt in connec tion with the proposed park-to-park scenic highway in Western North Carolina, presenting the President with a huge bound album contain ing pictures of the natural beauty along the route proposed for the park-to-park highway Conferred with President Roose velt and Secretary of the Interior,[ Ickes, urging the rotation of the' work of the CWA and PWA in North Carolina Aside from matters of state, Mr. Doughton, with Mrs. Dough ton attended a social function at the White House upon the invita tion of the President and Mrs xvooseveiu. Mr. Doughton, in addition to presiding over the daily sessions of the Ways and Means Committee, also performed1 his official duties on the floor of the House, held daily conferences with representa tives of the press, received various delegations from North Carolina with respect to different State pro jects, as well as groups and indi viduals from all over the country in connection with the new tax bill and proposed or pending legisla tion, and visited the Departments daily in behalf of the interests of his constituents. Personally -dictated answers to his daily avalanche of mail. And at the close of the week, despite the fact he had! put in more than 15 hours of strenuous work daily—he wasn’t even tired! Air Mail Contracts Voided President Roosevelt on Friday issued an excutive order which annual the existing air mail con tracts of twelve concerns holding them. This action follows evi dence, obtained through a senate committee which showd fraud and collusion. The order is ex pected to be effective within the week, when army planes will be assigned to the work of carrying mails to avoid lapse. The present contracting firms are denied privi lege of placing bids when new awards are made. World Bowling Record CLEVELAND: . . . With thre* games of 238, 239 and 248, Mrs Joan Radtkin, shattered the women’s world bowling record with a 775 series. The former three-game high for women was 759 by Mrs. Floretta McCutcheon in 1927 NEWS BRIEFS N. C. BANKS COLLECT $275,96 NORTH CAROLINA BANKS COLLECT $275,961 In January collections on loans by the North Carolina Bank anti Trust company reached the sum of $275,961.08, reports' Ernest C. Mc Lean, agent and conservator. This represents an increase of $28,961.08 over the collections of $247,000 in December, 1933. HAMLET NEWS 'PLANT BURNS The plant of the Hamlet News* Messenger burned last week with i loss of around $30,000, the origin of the fire being unknown. NEW SOUTHERN MANAGER AT GREENSBORO L. H. Woodall, superintendent of the Danville division of the South ern railway with headquarters ii» Greensboro, has been appointed general superintendent of the Ala bama district and will be stationed it Birmingham. S. C. Brooks, who bas been superintendent of the Washington division with head quarters at Alexandria, Va„ is be ing transferred to Greensboro as successor to Mr. Woodall in charge of the Danville division. He is ex pected to take up his new duties there this week. $100,000 FIRE LOSS A dozen Elizabeth City concerns i were burnt out on Saturday by flames which gutted a three-story budding and caused $100,000 loss. N. C. TOBACCO TO tTALY Export of a considerable volume of North Carolina tobacco to Italy is expected to result from a deal just consumated by the state de partment with Italy, contemplating the doubling of the latter’s original liquor quota, in return for the pur chase of American tobacco in an amount and of a type not disclosed. NO. 1 ENEMY KILLS SELF Verne Sankey, termed number one public enemy in the United States, killed himself in his prison cell at Sioux Falls, S. D., where he was being held for trial in the kid naping of a wealthy Denver, Col., man. Sankey ihung himself with two neckties. A confederate on Friday admitted guilt in the kid naping and was given a« life-time term. •t 1 urriziy /iv riiyc Four Chapel Hill negroes died in the flames of their home early Sun day. Exits were blocked by the fire. - s COTTON HAS GOOD WEEK Washington straws pointing to the compulsory control of cotton acreage this year, brought a week of rising values to the staple on the markets. New York, cn Sat urday, saw cotton over 13 cents per pound, the first time it has reached this figure since 1 GO. GENERAL STRIKE IN FRANCE At midnight, Sunday,. over 1,000,000 French workers began a general strike to tie up all activities in the nation for 24 hours. It was called as a warning to the new gov ernment headed by Gaston Douin ergue that dictatorial methods will not be permitted. CHARLOTTE ROBBERS GAUGfiT Sought in connection with a No vember 15 mail robbery at Char lotte which netted $105,000, Isaac Costner and Basil Banghart were caught at Baltimore on Sunday. They are said to be members of the infamous Touhy gang. In their Baltimore apartment the police found $13,000 in $5 bills, two machine guns and nine other weapons. 14 SCHOOL LOANS IN STATE The public works administration lias approved 14 loans for school. Improvements in North Carolina, :he 14 to cost $1,131,198. Meck lenburg county got $438,000. WASHINGTON Voice of the Voters They Wait on F. R. Eyes on Pennsylvania New Party and Mean time Washington—If these weekly re ports! on the state of the nation seem somewhat one-sided', the ans wer is that there is only one side to the picture presented here. Every thing bears the Roosevelt brand, and that goes for Congress as well as for all the long list of alphabet ical commissions, bureaus and "ad ministrations,” (beginning with AAA and running down to PWA. Thus far there has developed only one disagreement, and that a'com paratively slight one, between the President and the Congress. Cong ress wanted to keep the CWA go ing and the President wanted to "taper off” this Government-sup ported employment of millons of men and women in what and vague ly termed t^ivil worKs. The word that comes to Senators and Members from the folks back home is that while business men generally don’t think much of CWA and many farmers are com plaining that they can’t hire help at reasonable wages because they (the farmers) want men to do real work and not merely look at a shovel for 30 cents an hour, the voters are for it. But while Congressmen do not want to vote against anything which might cost them votes next election, they are still less eager to . 1 J . 1_* _1 J ictrvv an atvnuuv muvu nuuiu vvs tainly cost them their seats. And they are convinced, practically every man. Back of them, Repub licans and Democrats alike, that to oppose the President’s policies in any respect would do just that. Let any one of them, even a Re publican from a rock-ribbed Re-1 publican district, or what used to be regarded as such, open his mouth! in criticism of the Roosevelt pro gram, or vote against a Presidential measure, and the mads and tcle eraoh wires make his life a burden for the next week.. Men with long experience, among them some of the foremost, leaders in Congress, who us’.a'R' can tell in advance what is going to. happen next, are utterly at sea. All they can say,' in answer to ques tions as to die legislative program, is, "We haven’t heard yet what the-President wants.” Thus a short time ago it'was being pre’icted by no less a personage than Speaker Rainey that there would be no leg islation to regulate stock and com modity exchanges, at this session. Since than Mr. Rainey has talked with the President. Nov/ he thinks there will be some such bill. Con gress is not drawing it up, how _ • __ V v LI , iV IJ T* « -.. tration officials to draft it and send it to the Hill., All attempts to organize oppo sition to the Administration and the Democratic Party have proved futile so far. Former Secretary of the Treasury Ogden P. Mills is the only important voice that has been raised in protest. Mr. Mill’s speech was expected, by old-line Republican party workers, to be a sort of rallying-cry which would bring an instantaneous response from the four corners of the Na tion, and crysrtalize Republican sentiment into something like ef fective Opposition. It had no such effect. The very men who were relied upon to back up Mr. Mills and en courage the effort to reorganize the Republican party not only failed to come to the rescue but some of them thought it was ill-advised for Mr. Mills to make such suggestions at his time. Nothing could illustrate better how far the fortunes of the Repub lican party have sunk in National affairs than the belief, which is growing here among the most cold blooded political observers, that Pennsylvania will elect a Demo cratic Senator next November. Pennsylvania has always given a majority of anywhere from a mil lion votes upward to the Republi can party. It sounds incredible, but it really looks as if those days were gone forever. u There is beginning to be talk among those who, while admitting Mr. Roosevelt’s complete suprem acy, are not in accord with the policy of making the individual Continued on page four