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The Carolina Watchman |“=s= FOUNDED 1832—103RD YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 24, 1934 VOL. 103 NO. 4 PRTrF c - ~ ' 7— .—'*9*. -— ---- WASHINGTON President Receives Protest. To Revise NR A. I The Silver Situation. L_ Since the President’s return trom his vacation, the political forecast ers have been getting busy again figuring out what is going to hap pen next under the New Deal. And the smartest of them are saying, quite openly, that all the signs in dicate that Mr. Roosevelt is rapidly veering toward the "left.” That is to say, the feeling here is that poli cies which are regarded as "radical” have definitely won out over the more conservative courses which business men and industrialists have been hoping he would adopt. Just how much basis there is for such a conclusion depends a good deal, of course, on definitions. There are lots of people who slap the label "radical” or "revolution ary’’ on anything they don’t agree with. But what is behind this growing impression of Presidential radicalism is not only the recent nationalization of silver, with its inflationary implications, but some of the things the President said in his Green Bay speech, on his way back to Washington. "The President is beginning to talk like Tugwell,” is the way one observer expressed it. Mr. Tug well has become notorious for drawing, what some consider, mis leading implications from well known facts. It is, of course, not quite correct to say that President Roosevelt subscribes to all of these radical doctrines, but since he got back from his trip to Hawaii he has been flooded with protests against the tone of some of his recent utter ances, coming mostly not from ultra-conservative or political sources but from ordinary business men who are trying to reassure themselves that business is still go to have a chance to grow and ceeded in pleasing everybody, and I, Jim Farley has reported to the President that he is pleasing more people than any President ever did, so much of the complaining runs [ off like water off a duck’s back. The plain fact of the situation, however, is that the Administration is up against conditions which were not foreseen and which seem likely to result in a considerable readjust ment of programs, if not of poli cies. It must always be remembered that Mr. Roosevelt has consistently said that he didn’t know whether any of his projects would work, but he was going to try them, any way, and if they failed, scrap them and try something else. It seems now to be reasonably clear that NRA is headed for the scrap-heap, at least the more oner ous provisions of that complicated structure. Business men and industrialists like the idea of having Govern ment support for trade association agreements, and will welcome a chance to continue, in the major industries, along the lines laid down in NRA. They are beginning to get a bit nervous, however, over the apparent disagreement between the President and General Johnson in the matter of price-fixing. The General’s idea, which was the theory at the base of the Recovery Act, is that prices should go up, in order that business may make profits and so pay better wages and hire more workers. The President, it is understood, (Continued on page eight) Monument On Site Of First Lutheran Church Dedicated A monument marking the site of the first Lutheran church erected in North Carolina was dedicatee Sunday at St. Peter’s church, neai Rockwell. The monument, formerly dedi cated by Dr. J. L. Morgan, presi dent of the North Carolina Luther an synod, bears on its faice this in scription: "Here was the first Lutheran church in North Carolina built of hickory logs, about 1740.’ The dedication was a part of ths all-day homecoming service at St Peter’s. Roper Favors Profit System Doughton To Open Campaign Sept. 15th Ninth District ly Will Be Held At Boone Large Number Of State And County Officials To Attend DISTRICT EVENT Congressman R. L. Doughton will open his campaign for re election on Saturday, September 15 th, at Boone, according to an an nouncement made Thursday. This event will be the occasion of a general political rally for the ninth district, featured by the opening speech in the present cam paign by Mr. Doughton. Wallace Winborne, chairman of the state Democratic executive committee, will deliver an address. Other speakers, including the chair men of the nine counties, consti ittend the rally from each of the ounties in the district. All Democrats are invited to be )resent in Boone on Sept. 15 th, ind to participate in the festivities. Mr. Doughton has represented :he ninth district—this district— n Congress for 23 years. When President Roosevelt was inaugurat ed in 1933, Mr. Doughton was made chairman of the ways and means committee—the most im portant committee in the house, which position he now holds. MRS. ROBERT G. EAGLE. Funeral services for Mrs. Robert G. Eagle, 40, of China Grove, who died at her home Tuesday after noon, were) 'conducted Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the Me thodist church in China Grove. Two children, Kirby and Miss Josephine Eagle, of the home; the mother, Mrs. W. A. Boger, of China Grove, and the following brothers and sisters are the immedi ate survvors: Mrs. B. A. Safrit of China Grove, Mrs. M. L. File and Mrs. J. A. Bost of Salisbury, Mrs. J. E. Bost of High Point, G. H. Boger of Durham, W. M. Boger of Albemarle, J. A. Boger of Salisbury Route 8, and B. L. Boger of Greensboro. NEWS BRIEFS FLIERS CRASH Climaxing a series of misfortunes, George Pond and Cesare Sabelli, turned back by a raging storm over the Irish sea on a Rome-to Dublin flight, attempted to land in Wales Sunday, but crashed into a Welsh mountain in the darkness, ruining their, hopes for a return Atlantic flight. Although the fliers miracusously escaped serious injury, Pond said: "I’m afraid the plane is damaged almost beyond repair. It will certainly not be fit for an At lantic flight this year.” FIND NEW TEA IN CARO L1NAS A substitute for tea which has all the aromatic flavors and is as palatable as the commercial variety so well known claims to have been discovered in the two Carolinas. The cassina, a shrub-like plant that grows in abundance in the coast :rage just as pleasing as coffee or tea, is evidenced by exhaustive ex periments of a scientist who claims for this proposed substitute a marketable future. AL CAPONE TRANSFERRED A1 Capone is thought to have been one of 43 prisoners transfer red from the federal penitentiary] at Atlanta to the government’s Alcatraz Island prison in San Fran cisco bay. The transfer was made three days ahead of schedule, be cause of the discovery of files in the cells of some of the prisoners selected for transfer, says the At lanta Constitution. HITLER GRANTED FULL POWER Sunday’s balloting in Germany was overwhelmingly favorable to Hitler in the national plebiscite or dered to test his popularity. While this result was forecasted, it deve loped that there was about a ten per cent decline in his strength shown on former occasions, and op position was distributed in new quarters of the nation. By the vote, he is indorsed in taking over the presidency and is now supreme ruler. Tuning. Up Their Challenger For Gold Cup Races - — --zS&mmifc in NEW YORK . . . The British Gold Cup challenging • yacht “Endeavor” ('below), is getting her tuning up trials off the Con necticut shores as her owner, Mr. T. 0. M. Sopwith and wife (above), smile optimistically in the hopes pf lifting the famous yachting trophy which the late Sir Thomas Lipton tried so valiantly to take 'back to England_The Interna tional races are scheduled tp start off Newport, R. I. about Septem ber 15. . . . Mrs. Sopwith will sail in the races with her husband, as timekeeper, the first woman ever abbard in the historic classic. Gives Outline Of Policies Of New Deal Government Not Against Capital Economic Structure CHEERS BUSINESS Secretary Roper assured the na tion’s business men Wednesday that the "government and the mas ses of the people themselves resent unthinking statements or subtle suggestions that the profit motive in American life has been or is to be abolished.’’ The secretary’s assertion, obvi ously was considered by the ad ministration as a highly significant statement. It was timed so as to coincide with Presidential reorgan ization of the NRA on a perman ent basis. With his declaration that the coupled another that business is definitely on the upgrade. Private enterprise, he said, is showing such initiative in getting back on its (Continued on page eight) Endorse Plan To Drain Three Creeks Between 75 and 100 farmers of this county who live or own lands which adjoin Second, Third and Fourth creeks in the upper section of Rowan, met Tuesday afternoon and indorsed a plan whereby they will aid in bearing the expense of drainage of the three creeks. The project, which has been ap proved both by the state and fed eral governments, has received the sanction of Roland Pine, FERA staff engineer, and work is expect ed to begin shortly if the majority of the owners of bottom lands on the creeks sign a petition to allow a commission to asses their lands at not more than $5 an acre to aid towards the completion of the job which calls for an expenditure of more than $200,000. MRS. JOYCE NOBLE Mrs. Joyce Noble, 93, was buried Tuesday afternoon after services at 4 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mittie Hall, of 720 East Franklin street. noon following a long 0fttess ag gravated by a fall some time ago which resulted in a broken hip. Two sons and a daughter sur vive, these being: Rev. T. L. Noble of Belton, Ga., J. A. Noble and Mrs. Mittie Hall, of Salisbury. I It’s Fair Time on. the Pacific Coast - _ " POMONA, CALIF. ... It is again fair time on the Pacific coast and here is shown a grand champion, “Judge Duke” being attended by pretty maidens as he prepays to defend his title. . . . “Judge Duke” was so confident of victory that he tried to eat the garland-lei, feeling sure he could win without it. [Salisbury Merchants [ To Hold Dollar Days Rare Bargains To Be Offered By Merchants Newest Staples To Be On Display For This Big Event What is expected to be the greatest shopping event of the year will take place on Thursday and Friday, September 6 th and 7th, when all the leading merchants of the city will co-operate in celebrat ing Salisbury’s "Dollar Days,’’ one of the city’s biggest semi-annual price-slashing events. Not only are members of the Salisbury-Spencer Merchants asso ciation expected to co-operate in the event, but non-members will no dcubt join in offering special inducements to the people of the city and surrounding trade terri tory. This means that shoppers who visit local stores on these days will find the largest amount and variety of merchandise ever effered oin "Dollar Days” at bargain prices. These dollar days are semi-an nual dates sponsored here by the Merchants’ association. The events were inaugurated in recent years and were instantly successful. The fact that local merchants always have lived up to their promises to offer unusual bargains on these days has caused the occasion to be immensely attractive to sKoppers over a wide area surrounding Sal isbury. Visitors come to the city from points miies away. The in flux of visitors plus shoppers whc live in Salisbury makes the up town district a scene of impressive activity all through the days. GOOD MORNING SAPLING ARMY Mrs. Bings: "Have you heard from your boy since he went into the relief camp?” Mrs. Updike: "Oh, yes, I have a letter from him at least once a week. He always sends me a couple of needles.” Mrs. Bings: "Why, what’s that for?” ' Mrs. Uplike: "He wants me to thread ’em and send ’em back. Got to do some sewin,” he says. A GRAND SLAM A man’s idea of an unreasonable wife is one who expects him to work up as much admiration for the grand slam she’s made at bridge as he would for a grand pie she’d made in the kitchen. THEY’RE OUT About the <nly gags the radio jokesters aren’t stealing are gags about radio jokesters stealing gags. IftHR EitOWJH Boss—"There’s two dollars miss ing from my desk drawer and n< one but you and I have a key t<; it.” Office Boy—"Wellf, let’s £tich put a dollar back and forget it.’’ HONOR Prof.—This exam will be con ducted on the honor system. Please take seats three seats apart and in alternate rows. NO HAZARD The head of the house was read ing a newspaper article very care fully. Presently he remarked to his wife: "Do you know, dear, I think there is something in what this ar ticle says—that the cleverness of the father often proves a stumbl ingblock to the son.’’ His wife heaved a sigh of relief. "Well, thank goodness,” she said, "our Bobby won’t have anything to fall over.” HIS OCCUPATION The farmer’s life is full of grief And viewed with grave alarm— He is so keen to get relief, He has not time to farm. NOWADAYS "Get my broker, Miss Jones,” "Yes, sir; stock or pawn?” r ■' i - . - — ■ — ■ . County, Aug. 30, City, Sept 10; 8 Months Term Expect Increase In En rollment Over Last Year’s Totals BOOK FEES GIVEN The city schools will open on Monday, September 10th, according to Superintendent J. H. Knox. The enrollment last year was 3,411 white and 1,181 colored, making a total of 4,592. A sub stantial increase in enrollment is expected this year. The .principals of the different schools follow: high school, Miss Julia Groves; Frank B. John, Miss Nena DeBerry; Wiley, Miss Sue Nash; Innes, Miss Annie Bostian; Henderson, Mrs. Ruth Heilig Mc Quage. Colored principals: Price, Prof. L. H. Hall; Monroe Street, Toni Cash, Jr., succeeds G. A. Kirkland as athletic coach, Mr. Kirkland having accepted the posi tion as coach at Catawba College. W. S. Ludwich, who has been with the local schools for the past sev eral years, will assist in coaching football and supervise the basket ball teams. A complete faculty list will be announced later, Mr. Knox stated. (Continued on page eight) _____________________ National Textile Strike Is Voted A nation-wide strike in the cot ton textile industry on or before September 1 was voted Thursday at the annual convention of the United Textile Workers of America. The strike will affect 500,000 coiton textile workers, leaders said, particularly in the south and in f New England. The union has a total membership of about 300,000. The strike resolution, approved by all but 10 of the 5 7 i delegates, empowers the incoming executive council of the umcn to ca'l a strike in the cotton tevtile industry on or before September 1. | Poultrymen Acclaim Sexing of Baby Chicks CLEVELAND . . .'Poultrymen are acclaiming the research work of the U. S. Department of Agriculture which now enables students; to determine the sex of baby chicks on the day. of hatching, thus revolutionizing chicken raising for the market.... Photo shows H. L. Shrader of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, instructing three students on how to grade the chicks.