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With the President and Vice
President both outside of the Un
ited States, Secretary of State Hull
was for a few days the actual head
of the Government. Technically,
President Roosevelt was on United
States soil so long as he remained
on the Cruiser Houston, and kept
constant wireless communication
with Washington, "but there was a
short time, after Vice-President
Garner started for the Philippines,
and the President was on Cocos Is
land, when Cordell Hull was Act
ing President.
Washington has been' gradually
acquiring high admiration and re
spect for Secretary Hull. Quiet and
self-contained, he is regarded as
having conducted the international
exchanges arising from the Ethio
pian war situation in a manner not
only befitting the dignity of the
United States but calculated to im
press the statesmen of Europe,
while at the same time fully guard
ing the interests of America.
There has not been very much
publicity about the State Depart
ment’s conversations with Euro
pean diplomats in Washington and
its correspondence through our
ambassadors abroad with the heads
of other nations, but there has
been an amazing amount of deli
cate work handled by Mr. Hull’s
office ever since the war situation
in Europe began to look serious.
Perhaps no greater compliment
has been paid in recent years to
any American statesman by the
rest of the world than the adop
tion by the League of Nations of
the exact language of the memo
randum prepared by Secretary Hull'
defining contraband of war. When
all but one or two members of the
League agreed to prohibit the ex
port of war supplies to Italy, they
picked up Secretary Hull’s list bod
Indise the State Department
there is a very clear understanding
of the European situation and a
belief that the outlook for a gen
eral war is more serious than it
, was in 1914. Whether the United
States can keep out of a general
war is regarded as not at all cer
tain. Every possible means to avoid
embroilment will be applied, short
of complete abandonment of all of
our national rights.
It is unquestionably true that
the State Department has a com
plete set of plans ready for use in
any possible war situation. Its of
ficials, however, believe that the
economic pressure on Italy, applied
by SO nations, will have an effect
within a month or two. It is also
their belief that Mussolini’s end is
in sight, in any event.
Finance officials of the Govern
ment are somewhat worried over
the continued flight of frightened
capital from Europe to America.
As foreign gold pours into our
banks, it creates large foreign
» credits, which might conceivably
be used to finance war enterprises.
Everybody is watching the Su
preme Cdurt these days. The ex
pectation is that there will prob
ably be no decision on the consti
tutionality of the AAA until Jan
For the first time since the first
colonists planted their first crops
in America, more than 300 years
ago, this country is now buying
food from abroad. The increasing
importation of wheat, corn, rye,
lard and pork is giving the Depart
' ment of Agriculture serious con
cern. American farmers, however,
are getting more money for less
production and their cash income
this year is estimated at $7,000,
000,000 with a probable increase of
10 per cent above that figure for
next year.
Plans for stimulating the better
housing movement are awaiting
action by the President on his re
turn. The normal increase in hous
ing accommodations is about $ 00,
000 new family homes—houses or!
apartments—a year. We have not
begun to catch up on the short
age. Renewed inducements to pri
vate capital to go in for extensive
. housing programs are exyected.
f1 Probably little more Government
money will be spent in this field.
It is believed here that Dr. Tug
well’s Rural Resettlement Admin
istration has abandoned the idea of
providing part-time industrial la
bor for city workers who are reset
tled in the country, and will con
(Continued on page four)
Jim Payne Heads Knights Templar
AAA To Loan 45 Cehts On Corn Crop
Farmers Give
AAA Program
Wide Majority
Corn-Hog Plan Gets Six
To One Support In
The Agriculture department has
announced that a 45-cent-a-bushel
loan on this year’s corn crop, ap
pending to the loans requirements
which Secretary Wallace said
"might or might not” be the be
ginning of his ever-normal granary
The Commodity Credit corpora
tion, Wallace reported, has asked
the Reconstruction corporation for
a maximum of $150,000,000 to fi
nance the loan to farmers who
signed the 1935 corn-hog adjust
ment contracts.
The loan, the announcement said
will be made available on field corn
that has been husked and stored in
the ear in suitable cribs in accord
ance with the laws of the State in
which it is located.
Loans will be made on corn
which, if shelled, would grade
number three or better. The grade
requirement in 1933 and 1934 was
lumber four. The loan rate last
,'ear was 5 5 cents a bushel and
n 1933 was 45 cents.
Incomplete tabulations of the
referendum by corn and hog farm
ers showed better than a 6-to-l
vote in favor of continuing pro
duction control in these two com
While official figures will not
be forthcoming for several days,
reports from various producing
areas show that of the ballots al
ready counted 675,000 farmers
supported the AAA program with
107,000 opposing it.
"Daddy I told a fib at school to
day,” piped the youngster after
his first day at school. "Teacher
asked me where I was born, and it
sounded silly to say in a women’s
.hospital, so I told her it was in the
Yankee Stadium.”
She: “I’ve been asked to get
married lots of times.”
He: "Who asked you?”
She: “Mother and father.”
Warren, "Did you sew a button
on my coat, Jennie May?”
Jennie May: "No, honey-bunch,
I could not find the button and so
I sewed up the buttonhole.”
Judge: "Did you hear about the
severe fall Uncle David received?”
Leslie: "No, what was it?”
Judge: "Some workmen came
along and cut down a telephone
pole while he was leaning against
it—and Uncle David nearly bit
his tongue off.”
"How do you account for the
fact that George Washington never
told a lie?”
"He married a widow, and he
knew better than to try it.”
——_ **
Dentist’s Nurse: "Doctor, it
took you a long time to pull that
last man’s tooth.”
Dentist: "Yes, confound him,
He married the girl I was in love
Minister: "I am glad to see that
you come so regurlarly to our ev
ening services, Mrs. McSwish.”
Mrs. McSwish: "Yes. You see,
my husband hates to have me go
1 ’ and so I come
Methodists Conclude
Conference Here
The 46 th annual session of the
Western North Carolina confer
ence. Methodist Episcopal Church,
south, which began here Oct. 24.
was terminated in First Church at
12:45 p. m. Monday, after Bishop
Paul B. Kern, of Greensboro, the
presiding officer, completed the
reading of the appointments of the
ministers for the new year.
Ministers, many of them accom
panied by members of their fami
lies, and laymen, laywomen and
children from all sections of the
territory occupied by the confer
ence, utilized every seat in the big
church auditorium and much
standing room also was requisition
ed at the final business session.
Immediately preceding the bish
op’s prefatory remarks Mrs. J._L.
Rendleman. Sr., of Salisbury sang
"I’ll Go Where You Want Me to
Go.” Mrs. Rendleman was accom
panied at the organ by Miss Olive
Newell, daughter of Rev. and Mrs.
W. A. Newell, her father now be
ginning his third year as pastor of
First Church here.
The following appointments
were made for the Salisbury dist
Presiding Elder—C. S. Kikrpat
Albemarle-Central—G. B. Clem
mer; First Street, J. S. Gibbs.
Albemarle circuit—-R. L. Bass.
Badin-Tabernacle—Elzie Myers.
China Grove—C. B. Newton.
Concord-Central—W. L. Hut
chins; Epworth, I. L. Roberts; For
est Hill, W. J. Miller; Harmony,
R. H. Taylor; Kerr Streets J. P.
Hornbuckle; Westford, G. W.
f '
Fink. '
Concord circuit—J. N. Randall.
East Spencer—J. R. Warren.
Gold Hill—C. S. Plyler.
Granite Quarry—T. B. Huney
Kannapolis—N. C. Williams.
Landis—C. R. Allison. _/
Mount Pleasant—H. L. Powell.
New London—W. L. Lanier.
Norwood Station—A. P. Rat
Norwood circuit—J. A. How
ell. .
Salem—T. W. Hager.
Salisbury-Coburn Memorial—
A. C. Swafford; First Church, W.
A. Newell.
Yadkin-Rowan, V. E. Queen,
supply; Park Avenue, E. L. Kirk.
Spencer-Central—W. B. Davis.
Woodleaf—C. A. Morrison.
Director Superannuate endow
ment—C. S. Kirkpatrick.
Secretary board Christian-edu
cation—Carl H. King.
Extension secretary—Je*se Wil
BE HELD JAN. 22-24
Chapel Hill.—The 11th annual
North Carolina Newspaper Insti
tute will be held at the University
of North Carolina here Jan. 22, 23
and 24.
Dates for the institute were set
at a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the North Carolina Press
association and a University com
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SCOTT, Miss. . .. The firft ‘‘Cotton Highway", a 14-mile experiment in
road construction, is rapidly nearitfb completion here. The upper picture
shows the cotton fabric membrane being rolled out on the highway on s
base of mixed clay and gravel. Lower picture shows coat of tar over cotton,
this covered with two applications of asphalt mixed with screen gravel.
Report Hancock To
Seek Bailey’s Seat
By Wade Lucas '
Representative Frank W. Han
cock, Jr., of Oxford, caustic crit
ic of Senator J. W. Bailey during
the last several months, will op
pose Senator Bailey for the Demo
cratic senatorial nomination in the
primary next June, reputedly close
friends of the 41-year-old con
gressman said.
Hancock, it was said, is slated
to announce his candidacy between
now and January 1/
It was- further said Hancock,
who is known to have been con
sidering opposing Bailey for the
last several weeks, definitely has
made up his mind to go after the
senior senator’s toga, and friends
of the Oxford lawmaker assert
that he is likely to get quite a
bit of help from several members
of the State’s congressional dele
Hancock and Bailey have been
at odds, primarily over patronage
matters, for the last several months
and the congressman has publicly
criticized the senator. It is no se
cret that Bailey went over Han
cock’s head in naming George W.
Coan, Jr., former mayor of Win
ston-Salem and a resident of Han
cock’s district, as State works pro
gress administrator, although Han
cock was not personally oppose*
to Coan.
So also was it said that Bade)
more or less ignored Hancock ir
the naming of Jack Roach as dis
trict WPA administrator for th<
Doughton-Hancock WPA district
and politicians ha\Se commented
quite a bit that Jim Rivers, formei
Boone editor and \a resident of
Congressman Doughton’s district,
got Roach’s job when the latter
was transferred to Raleigh.
Hancock has been at odds with
Bailey on other matters and was
quick to protest lower tobacco
prices some weeks ago in a strong
message to Secretary Wallace.
Political wiseacres here believe
that Governor Ehringhaus definite
ly has abandoned whateve^ idea
he might have entertained in op
posing Bailey, and. if Hancock
opposes Bailey, they think the con
gressman will not be hindered any
by the Governor, who, like Han
cock, has failed to see eye to eye
with Bailey.
ESancock is a confirmed sup
porter of the soldiers’ bonus, and
it is reliably reported he has been
given quite a bit of encouragement
by the veterans to oppose Bailey,
who declined to support the plan
to pay the veterans.
Dr. Crawford To
Be Buried In
Texas Today
Dr. Crawford, formerly of Cis
co, Texas, became ill last Friday
after addressing the annual Metho
dist conference which convened
here during the past week. As his
condition grew worse, he was re
moved from his hotel room to
the Rowan General hospital, and
it was there that he died from
pneumonia last Monday.
For the past ten years Dr. Craw
ford had lived at Nashville, Tenn.,
and was associate secretary of the
general board of lay activities of
the M. E. Church, south. Funer
al services will be held this after
noon in Cisco, Texas. He is sur
vived by his widow and one daugh
Boston.—The Dionne quintup
lets have been signed as movie ac
tresses, David Arnold Croll, min
ister of labor and public welfare
in the province of Ontario and fos
ter-father of the quints, discloses.
Washington.—Two important
shifts of North Carolinians holding
high offices with the Roosevelt ad
ministration in Washington are due
within the next few days. Angus
D. MacLean, assistant solicitor
general, is to resign his position and
go to Raleigh to become a mem*
ber of the firm of Pou and Eman
uel. Mr.'Pou is James H. Pou, Jr.,
and the other member of the firm
is J. L. Emanuel.
The other change is that of
Johnston Avery who is assistant
to Dr. C. T. Murchison, retiring
director of the bureau of interstate
and foreign commerce.
Avery will become executive as
sistant to Dr. John Diekinson, for
mer assistant secretary of com
merce, and now in charge of anti
trust cases.
The TC-13, a large army non
rigid dirigible, was damaged yes
terday at Sunnyvale, Calif., as it
was being placed in position for a
take-off. The ship arrived at San
Antonio. Tex.. Friday from Lang
ley Field, Va.
Italian officials are claiming
their position between Aduwa and
Andigrat so strengthened as to be
impervious to attacks from Ethi
opians in a counter-attack. "On
to Harrar” has become the cry of
Italian forces, as the army con
tinues its advance.
Burlington.—A. C. Linberg, ci
ty engineer, wins G. A. Sikes’ nom
ination as an honest man.
On the streets of this city last
Friday, Mr. Sikes, of Guilford
county, while here on business,
dropped a wallet containing $180
in Cold cash. He inserted an ad
vertisement in the classified col
umns of local and state papers.
Mr. Linberg, apparently, happen
ed along within a few moments af
ter the wallet was dropped and
picked it up. He scanned the papers
and when the advertisement ap
peared he went directly to tKe
home of Mr. Sikes.
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Durham. — Associate Justice
| Willis James Brogden of the North
Carolina Supreme Gourt died at
his home here Tuesday afternoon
at 5:05 o’clock after an illness of
several months of a complication
of diseases. He was 58 years old,
having observed his birthday on
the 18th of this month.
^ Honored By
Annual Meet
Salisbury Is Selected As
City For 1936 Conclave
Unanimous selection of James
W. Payne, of Salisbury, as grand
commander of the Knights Tem
plar of the Grand Commandery
of North Carolina, featured the
closing sessions of the annual con
clave in Raleigh Monday.
The next conclave, scheduled for
October, 1936, will be held in Sal
Other officers elected were:
J. Edward Allen of Warrenton,
deputy grand commander; H. G.
Etheridge of Asheville, grand gen
eralissimo; Grahles B. Newcomb of
Wilson, grand captain general; H'.
M. Foy, of Mt. Airy, grand senior
warden; M. F. McKeel Jr. of
Washington, grand junior warden;
Frank C. Abernathy of Gastonia,
grand standard bearer; E. W. Tim
berlake of Wake Forest, grand
sword bearer; Dr. M. Saliva of
Wilson, grand warden.
Mr. Payne has served as presid
| ing officer of all local Masonic bod
ies; also, Mr. Payne served as grand
high priest of the Grand Chapter
of R. A. Masons, 192S and 1926;
grand master of Grand Council R
and S Master o£ N. C., 1922 and
1923; president of Anointed High
Priest of N. C., 1921 and 1922;
grand patron of the Order of East
ern Star of N. C., 1918 and 1919;
I district deputy grand master of the
25 th Masonic District for a period
of six years.
Ghosts And Goblins
Stalk Abroad In City
Hallowe’en ghosts and goblins
took the town last night!
Numerous parties were held over
the city and county.
All the pranks known to chil
dren were pulled with a vengeance.
Main Street was a continuous
parade of creatures of many clothes
and colors.
Thousands stood on the side
lines and got a kick out of the
Pumpkins, corn stalks, etc. etc.,
also played a part in the annual
Why do people duck for apples
and roast nuts on Halloween? Why
do youngsters still carry out their
boyish pranks of hauling off the
Widow Jones’ gate, lodging it on
the neighbor’s roof?
These customs and traditions
have their beginnings in the an
cient pagan celebrations that oc
curred on what we call Halloween.
All Hallow Even, as it was or
iginally called, was a hallowed or
holy even.
Probably it was first celebrated
as an autumn festival. The ancient
Druids of England had a festival
that began at midnight on October
31 and lasted until November. 1.
They were a superstitious folk,
who believed that certain superna
tural manifestations took place on
this night.
It was commonly supposed by
them that Saman, the Lord of
Death, or the Druids’ Satan caused
the condemned and wicked souls
of people who had died in the pre
ceding 12 months, to enter the
bodies of animals.
In order to keep watch over the
wicked spirits they built huge
bonfires, not only to watch them,
but also to keep them away. In
some countries people still believe
that animals fear fire because they
contain the souls of wicked peo
The Romans, too, had a festival
(Continued on page 4)
Congressman To
Visit Spencer
Lambeth Be Speaker For
Memorial Service
Hon. Walter Lambeth, member
of congress, is to visit Spencer Sun
day afternoon when he will deliv
er the address at the annual mem
orial services of the Salisbury-Spen
cer Burial association. The services
are to be held in the Spencer school
auditorium at 3:30 p.m., with En
gineer O. C. Godfrey presiding. A
musical program has been arranged
that will interest, not only the
members of the association, but
also the public, which is cordially
invited. Engineer Arthur Harri
son, John D. Carroll and others
have charge of the program ar
rangements and a big crowd is ex
pected, some coming from Win
ston-Salem, Greensboro, Danville,
Raleigh, Asheville and other plac
es, while Spencer and Salisbury
people are expected to turn out in
large numbers.
This will be the first appearance
in Spencer for Congressman Lam
beth, who is a well-known speaker
and leader of thought.
Plans have been completed for
the annual meeting of the North
Carolina Association of Magis
trates at Winston-Salem Nov. 7, it
has b#en announced by Berch C.
Willard, secretary.
The meeting will be held at the
Forsyth courthouse at 7:30 at
night and representatives of 6)
counties in the state are expected
to attend. ^

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