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^A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF ROWAN COUNTY FOUNDED 1832—104TH YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 8, 1935 " ' VOL. 104 NO. 15 PRICE 2 CENTS W4IHENCT0N The President is back from his holiday, and the wheels of politics are buzzing again. .Interest locuses now mainly on the coming session of Congress which will begin Jan uary 3. It will be the same old Congress, but there is a decided belief here that it will be a much j more critical Congress, now that the boys have had a chance to talk things over with the folks back home. Washington news for the next six months will be the story of a bitter struggle for political advantage, not only on the part of the Administration as against the Opposition party, but on the part of individual Senators and j\ Representatives striving to insure ' -=>*h*tr own chances for re-elSction. There will be plenty of contro versial matter for the new Con gress to consider. One of the first things it is expected to do is to pass the soldiers’ bonus, but with out either the Patman greenback provision, or any new tax plan to provide revenue. The principle of the Vinson bill for. a long-term bond issue to raise cash for the vet erans is now generally accepted. / SOCIAL SLCUKli I AGAIN? There are many straws indicat s ing' a lively controversy over old - age pensions, going far beyond the >4*HE«ent Social Security Act. Wash ington is only jnst beginning to i realize the voting strength behind the so-called Townsend Plan, which ' is organizing local units all over the United States and will be in a position to put heavy pressure upon v ICongress. There is little chance that any universal scheme of, old . age pensions will be adopted, but / the subject will certainly get an - ' airing. The forces back of the thirty hour-week plan have derived new strength from the action of the Federation of Labor Convention, .which advocated a Constitutional ■iS amendment giving the Federal 11 Government complete power to re- i pJ'jgulate all industry and to fix r , 4iours and images. It is not im pi&sVble that such amendment, I backed by the growing strength of organized labor, may be submitted to the states by Congress before the next session adjourns. Discussion of this will re-open the old question of the NRA. It is certain that strong efforts will be made to put through some modification of NRA. Washing ton cannot think of NRA without being reminded of General Hugh \ Johnson, its aggressive former I head, and General Johnson has ^m*ncd into the most caustic of all critics of the New Deal. He has lately been openly expressing him self. | AAA ACCEPTANCE l The Presidential announcement the AAA must be regarded as j I a permanent arm of Government l.' and not merely as an emergency measure is looked upon here as a clever piece of political strategy. There cannot be any question that the beneficiaries of AAA like it; the recent ten-to-one vote for the continuation of the corn-hog pro gram is pointed to as convincing proof, if W were needed, In promising the farmers that AAA is to be continued permanently, the Administration puts the issue squarely up to the Republicans ! who, it is conceded, must go along with AAA or offer some accep table substitute which has not yet formulated. ' • 'X’he European war situation has brought the question of national defense again sharply to the front. The next session of Congress may bring a about a show-down be tween the "peace-at-any-price” - followers of Senator Nye, and the “big navy” advocates, among whom .President Roosevelt himself has heretofore been numbered. What .Our Government’s policy will be may be partly determined by the outcome of the Naval Con ference which is to meet in London on December 2. There is not even the pretense of calling this a dis armament conference. The expec tation is that England, and most of the other naval powers represented, will jress for agreements permit ting them to increase their naval strength, and in that case it would seem to be up to the United States to do likewise. When the police smell the reck less driver’s breath, they frequent ly conclude that he thirsted for something other than righteous ness. v _ " Democrats Register - - - _ Parade Features Armistice Fete Big Parade Will Feature Morning Bill Speech, Football Game. Dance Also Scheduled; Hood To Speak Plans have been completed foj the Armistice Day celebration hen Monday, under the auspices oi Samuel C. Hart post of the Ameri tan Legion. Features of the event will be : long parade, which begins at 10:3( i. m. Floats by business, civic, anc patriotic organizations will be en tered in the parade. Following the parade, Quay D Hood, of Lancaster, S. C., will de liver the Armistice day address. A barbecue dinner will be helc n the Rouzer building at noon. At 2:30 p. m., Salisbury anc Lexington highs will begin a foot sail game at Boyden High School Monday night a dance will be tonducted in the Rouzer buildinig. UJhl- IU MfcfcT H. E. ISENHOUR liov. Landon, Will Address Lutheran Men Governor Alfred Landon, o! Kansas, will be one of the speaker; at Kansas City, Mo., at the fiftl biennial convention of the Ameri tan Federation of Lutheran Brother hoods, according to Harry E. Isen hour, of this city, who is presiden; of this organization and who lef Salisbury Tuesday to attend anc preside over the meetings. Mr. Isen hour will return to the city Mon day. The convention began Thursday of this week and will continu; through Sunday. Mr. Isenhour has been presideni of this body since 1930. Governor Landon is probabb the outstanding Republican presi dential choice for 1936. Tribe To Face Naval Gridmen After taking a holiday on Mon day afternoon, the Catawba Indian got back to their drills in prepara tion for their last out-of-State foe the Naval Apprentice Shipbuilders who will be met in Newport News Va., Friday night. The Redskins’ rousing 20-6 vie tory last Saturday over the Woffor< Terriers has hardly been forgottei in the city of Spartanburg. Th blocking an4 the allround play o the Indians against the Terrier was brilliant. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunsets glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. L b, Jobo Mc Cam “In Flandcn Held*" NEWS BRIEFS HOLC OFFICIAL MOVED Charles H. Neal, assistant state manager of the Home Owners Loan corporation here, has been transfer red to the Atlanta office of the corporation as a regional supervisor of loan servicing, it is announced by T. C. Abernathy, state manager. Mr. Neal’s headquarters will be At lanta and he will have supervision over the work in five states. OKLA. LAWYER TALKS HIS ARM OUT OF JOINT Oklahoma City.—Cjharles B. Holden threw his right arm out of joint while arguing a case "before the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The attorney, gesticulating vig orously, suddenly paused in his argument. Other lawyers jerked the arm back in place. Flolden explained he injiired the arm play ing football at the University of North Carolina. REPORT STOLEN AUTOS I Raleigh.—There were 116 auto mobiles reported stolen in the State last month and 69 stolen cars re covered, leaving a net loss to auto mobile owners of 47 cars, the motor vehicle bureau of the De partment of Revenue announced. OIL COMPANY ACCUSED High Point.—Thirteen warrants charging sale of misbranded and adulterated gasoline under false trade names were drawn here against R. B. Gantt, Mr. arid Mrs. R. B. Gantt and Willard Leathers, Trading as the Piedmont Oil com pany. FOUR OF QUINTS WALKING Callander, Ont.—Four of the Dionne quintuplets toddled with out support Monday while baby Marie, tinest of the children, was able to make her way a few feet with the aid of one of her nurses’ fingers. Stock Mart Prices Boom Rush Of Buying Speeds Upturn | Advance is Most Rapid In Year, With Leaders Gaining $1 to $5 A Share [ New York.—A buying torrent . swept stock market prices upward . this week at a speed not attained by the list in more than a year. In the boom-time rush for favor : ite equities, numerous gains of $1 to around $5 a share were record-. : ed. During the first and last hours of trading the ticker tape dropped r 2 minutes behind floor transactions . as blocks of several thousand shares changed hands. Traders came back from their election holiday with their pockets] crammed with purchasing orders. The usual instructions were to "buy ' at the market,” and leading issues spurted at the sound of the opening ■ gong on the New York Stock ex i change. There were intervals of • profit-taking, when the activity > slowed, but the fast finish found , the majority of stocks not far from > their best levels of the session. Wall Street analysis differed in - their opinions as to the whys and i wherefores of the forward swing, i Some thought the revival of bullish : sentiment might have been pred : icated on the results of the voting, i These believed the victory of the (Continued on page 4) i “Tell Why" And Win A Prize V In order that readers of The Carolina Watchman may become better acquainted with Salisbury merchants and with the advantages of Salisbury as a trade center, The Watchman will conduct a "Tell Why” letter writing contest over the next three weeks in which the general public may compete. With valuable prizes offered for the best, letters received "Telling Why” it pays to patronize local merchants, the contest will offer every man, woman and child an opportunity to secure one of the prizes which are being offered. Rules of the contest will appear in next week’s issue of The Caro lina Watchman together with the closing date of the contest. Every one is invited to submit as many letters as they may care to and each and every one received will be judged according to their merits. YOUTH IS CONFINED IN CAR‘ FOR FIVE DAYS Charlotte.—Joe 1 (Shelton will wait a long time before crawling in a box car again. Last Friday he crawled into one at Maxton and hid behind bales of cotton. Train men later sealed the car and start ed it traveling. Tuesday detectives discovered young Joe, weak from his five-day imprisonment. Radio Buying Creates lobs Philadelphia.—Radio production and sales are 50 to 100 per cent over last year, according to latest estimates, while auto sales are 22 per cent above, and index levels for general business are 14 per cent over 1934. ' So heavy has been the demand for new radio sets that officials of the Philadelphia Storage iB-attery Company report an increase of over 2,000 workers employed ir the Philadelphia plants when Philco radios are made. Youth Drops Dead Riding His Bicycle \ Albert Herman Van Poole, IS dropped dead Sunday afternoor while riding his bicycle on a local street. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the First Baptist church. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mel ton Van Poole of East Henderson street, and the following brothers and sisters survive: Chalmers, M B., Jr., Mary Ruth, Betty Cree and Gladys Louise Van Poole. He was buried in the Chestnut Hill cemetery. N. C. Projects Are Approved Raleigji.—Capus M. <Wayiiick, chairman of the Highway and Public Works commission, said he had been notified President Roose velt has approved projects for North Carolina highways, roads and streets which it is estimated will cost $2,73 5,483 in Federal funds. Waynick said the State’s appor tionment under the $200,000,000 works program highway allocation was $4,720,173, leaving $1,984, 000 worth of projects to be in cluded in other programs. WAKE MAN NEAR DEATH AFTER ATTACK; 2 HELD Raleigh.—Herbert O’Neal, who lives near Raleigh on the Wake Forest road, was found uncon scious on the doorstep of his home and Coroner L. M. Waring ordered *J. G. Nolin, operator of a roadside lunchroom, held on a charge of at tacking O’Neal. The coroner said he was told O’Neal had only a slight chance to recover. O’Neal had served sentences for bootlegging, Wake officers said, and they were investigating reports he was robbed of about $300 after being assaulted. J. B. Blake was ordered held un der $100 bond as a material wit ness in the case. Kpite Split, KentuckyAgain Returns to Fold 31d-Age Pensions Over whelmingly favored; Vote Offsets Gain In East PRESIDENT PLEASED Louisville, Ky.—A. B. (Happy) Chandler, Democrat who had the upport of President Roosevelt, piled up an apparently insurmountable ead over Judge King Swope, Re publican, in their race for governor >f Kentucky Tuesday. Kentuckians wrote into their :onstitution authority for the legis ature to enact old age pensions. KENTUCKY MAY OFFSET GOP GAINS IN EAST Kentucky elections tellers count id a growing lead for Democracy’s gubernatorial candidate, A. B. (Happy) Chandler, forecasting a possible offset to Republican vic tories in the east. Safely in control of the New York and New Jersey State as semblies and victorious in electing a mayor in Philadelphia and a sup erior court judge for Pennsylvania, Republican leaders claimed voters in those States had repudiated the New Deal. Chairman James A. Farley of the Democratic national committee saw it otherwise. He asserted that papular vote totals in Ngat-Yack. would give Democratic candidates a plurality of some 500,000. "Accepting that the New Deal was the issue”, he added, "New' York State voted in favor of it by the large majority of 500,000.” Farley insisted that Republican . gerrymandering had made it im possible for the Democrats to elect i majority of the assembly except :n landslide years. Adding to the complexity of the Democratic factional fight in the Kentucky campaign, the New Deal ssue was very emphatically raised ay some Democratic spokesmen, vho appealed for Chandler votes as aallots indorsing the Roosevelt ad ninistration. Swope avoided any mention of the New Deal in his ipeeches. nrti <• i i r r r t ine icuu uciwccn L-diiiAm auu Chandler began when the lieuten ant governor turned against the state sales tax which Laffoon had Fathered, and then defeated a Laf foon-backed candidate for the De mocratic nomination.' Laffoon campaigned actively against Chandler, denouncing him as “a crooning, dancing young man,” who had betrayed his admin istration. The Governor supported other Democratic nominees, how ever. PARTY LEADERS DIFFER IN INTERPRETING VOTE Washington.—National Republi can and Democratic leaders found such divergent meanings in Tues day’s State election as claims that the New Deal had been both repu diated and indorsed. From G. O. P. spokesmen came contentions that the election of Republican-controlled Assemblies in New York and New Jersey in dicated waning support for the Roosevelt administration. Promptly, the Democrats re sponded that, nevertheless, their candidates polled a plurality of pou ular votes in New York and nortl>*r\ ern New Jersey. Thus, they raid, the voters approved the New Ileal. The Republicans thoughp Phila delphia’s election of a Republican mayor was significant, too, but the Democrats pointedly noted that the G. O. P. plurality, 338,000 in 1932, was 47,000 on Tuesday. While other party leaders were quick to voice their conclusions, President Roosevelt at Hyde Park stood by a policy of not comment ing. Friends who knew his mind, however, said he felt the election, ofra Republican Assembly in New York despite a Democratic popular plurality was nprmal.