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___A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF ROWAN COUNTY r FOUNDED 1832—104TH YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MOANING, NOVEMBER 15, 1935 VOL. 104 NO. 16 PRICE 2 CENTS flflUBVH ? y Washington ob found of forecasting the Administration’s course is by studying the /personalities close to the President and noting the rise and fall of their influence with him. After thar/he;guessing begin*—be cause the/ is /such a wide variety of men and women, holding such a wide diversity 6f hews, all of whom having the Presidential ear to some extent, that nobody can be quite sure whose influence is being ex erted most strongly. Secretary^ of the Treasury Mor genthau has long been a close per sonal frien® qf the President and he is regarded here as having steadily increased Ins influence in the White' House. Mv Morgenthau is very !-strong for getting down Govern I ment spending^ coordinating the work of tl^e emergency agencies and working asf fast as possible to [ ward bah'ncingj; the Federal Budget. At th£ opposite end on the ques tion of feconorhy is Harry Hopkins, (Relief^'Administrator, who is also f.sacrnely clo/se to the President, and whose philosophy is for giving everybody a job on some Govern ment project. PERSONNEL OF GROUPS There is a strong group of con servative Presidential advisers who are extremely critical of Mr. Hop kins' policies. Besides Mr. Mor gcv.thaa,' these include Professor Raymond Moley, who still has th<“ Presidential ear although he is out of office; Frank C. Walker, who is a definitely conservative influence and is frequently Consulted by the President^ and Postmaster General Farley, who is the President’s most trusted political adviser. Then there are twov distinct groups which are classed by these conservatives as radicals. One of them is headed by Professor Tug well, who has built up a strong following for his idea tHat the Government should extend its con trol over all large industries. Dr. Tugwell is still welcome at the White House. He has as his right • hand man Gardiner C. Means, who ■'functions as a general adviser in the AAA. Another group is head ed by Professor Felix Frankfurter, and the belief grows that this group has gained more influence with the President in the last year than any other. The Frankfurter theory of Government relation to business is that business enterprises should be prevented from becom ing too large, and should be policed by the Government to prevent them from doing wrong, rather than dictated to or controlled. CLASH OF OPINIONS Secretary Wallace continues to have close and influential relations with the President. Mr. Wallace is a good deal of a puzzle to Wash ington. As Secretary of Agricrl ture he is regarded as doing a good job. As a philosopher, he often ex presses himself in ways which would seem to back up the Tug well theory of Federal control of industry. It is said some bitterness exists in the Administration’s official household between the conserva tives and those of the Hugwell Hopkins school of thought. On the conservative side observers list Secretary of Commerce Roper and Secretary of the Interior Ickes, neither of whom is believed to have any particular influence with the President. Secretary of State Hull has everybody’s respect, but is not a particularly influential figure in shaping Administration policies ex cept in foreign affairs. Joseph Eastman, coordinator of railroads, is very close to the President and regarded as influential. Jesse Jones, head of RFC, is not a close Presidential adviser, though he is well liked as an efficient adminis trator. - t-i-rt • t • 1 • • JLI1C T1CMUC111 lo MlUWlJUg All m elination to follow the lead of his conservative advisers, especially in the matter of consolidating em ergency agencies and centralizing budget control. The latest move in this direction is the coordination of all the hous ing agencies under Peter Grimm. Mr. Grimm has been made Assis tant Director of the National Em ergency Council. He has been in the real estate business in New York all his life, and is highly re garded las a public-spirited, for ward-looking able citizen. Mr,,.Grimm has been the back , (Continued on page 4) F. R. Asks Banks To Loosen Up Plea Is M-'de Forces To Extend Credit Speakers Demand That The Government Keep Hands Off Banks PRESIDENT PLEASED New Orleans.—The American Jankers’ association Tuesday heard requests^from President Roosevelt ind heads of two Federal financial igencies for an extension of credit to busines^, industry, and real tstate, after their own leader had demanded government withdrawal ■ from the field of banking and Dther private business. Mr. Roosevelt’s request was made in a letter read before the bankers’ convention in which he said, "All banks are now in a itrong position.” His plea was :choed in addresses by Jesse H. fones, chairman of the Recon- T itruction Finance corporation; and Leo T. Crowley, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance corpora tion. "I have watched with great in terest the continued improvement in banks throughout the country during the last two years,” Mr. Roosevelt’s letter said, "the prog ress which I reported to the con vention last year is being main tained. Evidences of great recov ery are at hand. "Bank portfolios and deposits reflect this. "I am gratified, as' I am sure every member of the American Bankers’ association is gratified, to know that all banks now are in a , strong position, and I hope they will take full advantage of the new banking act and provide cred it where it can be done upon a sound basis to business and in dustry and to real estate.” The President said he was sure that with co-operation among banks, business, and government —and mutual confidence—“we will soon solve our remaining prob lems.” N. C. Car Total Hits New High Raleigh.—More automobiles are being operated in North Carolina now than ever before, if registra tions mean anything. Up to November 12, 503,686 pairs of tags had been issued for motor vehicles in the State this year, which exceeds all previous annual records. In--1929 during the entire 12 months there were 503,521 cars li censed and during 1934 the total was 464,473. Youth Is Killed While Hunting Near Salisbury Willie Thompson, 16, negro, killed while hunting near the city Wednesday. His brother, W. P. Thompson, 12, was with him at the time, and said he heard a shot while his brother, who had the only gun, was on the opposite side of a thicket. The load entered Willie’s throat and brought instant death. Officers detained the brother pending a further investigation. Cotton Census report shows that there svere 6221 bales of cotton ginned in Rowan County from the crop af 1935 prior to Nov. 1 as com pared with 5126 bales ginned to Nov. 1 crop of 1934. _Mrs. Thomas A. Edison Now a Bride HOT SPRINGS, Va.. .. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Everett Hughes (above), are spending their honeymoon here. Mrs. Hughes is the widow of Thomas A. Edison, famous inventor. Mr. Hughes of Franklin, Pa,, is ft retired steel executive. They Were neighbors and childhood sweethearts at Lake Chautauqua, N. T. in the 1870’s. Eight Children Die As Alexis Home Burns The eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Cunningham, ranging from the ages of one to nineteen, were burned to death early Wed nesday morning at Alexis, 15 miles from Gastonia. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham were burned in an effort to warn their children of the blaze which started about 1 a. m., but were not serious ly hurt. It is said that the moth er saw two of her children in the burning room where seven of them were sleeping, but the furious flames drove her back when she tried to reach them. The six-room two-story house burned to the ground. The Cun ninghams had been living there only about six months. Origin of the blaze was undetermined, but it was thought that it originated in the upper part of the house. The family was sleeping down stairs. Large crowds visited the scene. Employes of a Gastonia undertaking firm removed the charred remains of the bodies. The remains of two of the children—it was impossible to ascertain which two due to the condition of the bodies—were found near the front of the house, indicating they must have almost made good an escape through the front when the roaring flames trapped them. > Coroner L. C. Kincaid said he considered an inquest unnecessary. | Jimmy and Betty | «■ ... —- ■ ■ ■ n NEW YORK . . . A close up of former-mayor Jimmy Walker of N. T. and his wife, the former Betty Compton, upon their return here after his three-year self im posed exile in Europe which started amid the Seabury investigation. “Walker says he wants no part of polities" for the present,' at least CANCEL THAT CALL First Little Boy—I forgot to ask you to my picnic party tomorrow. Second Little Boy.—Too late now. I’ve prayed for a blizzard.— American Boy. $40,721,000 Earmarked For N. C., Bailey Says Raleigh. — Federal emergency funds allotted to or earmarked for North Carolina total $40,721,000, Senator Josiah W. Bailey announced in a statement Tuesday. The memorandum furnished by the senator was described as an official statement furnished by the office of Harry L. Hopkins, Fed eral WPA-ERA administrator. News from Washington has in dicated North Carolina’s quota was only $7,400,000, which happens to be only the WPA allotment, the senator explained. He added that allotments have been made thus far with a view to further allot ments in 1936 and not on a final basis. In their arguments to Federal relief authorities, Senator Bailey and Governor Ehringhaus contend ed during the summer that North Carolina was entitled to $100,000, 000 on a population basis and $70, 000,000 on the basis of its relief roll. After a conference with Hopkins, the Governor and Senator with Congressman R. L. Doughton issu ed a statement in which they said they had been assured North Caro lina would receive its just share of the emergency funds. The allotments listed in Senator Bailey’s statement follow: Department of Agriculture: Bureau of Public Roads, $9,544; soil conservation service, $1,199, 000; entomology and plant quar antine, $73,000; forest service, $450,000; plant industry^ $4,000. | Social Security Boss _«a*$^8Ssso_ WASHINGTON . . . Frank B. Bane (above), is the man named by the Social Security Board to direct the work ef assembling the great mass of information and give tech* nical advice to stat^bfficials on un employment, old age, pensions and children's aid. Department of Commerce: Cen sus bureau, $86,000. Department of Labor: United States employment service, $4,000. Treasury department, $127,000. War department: Quartermaster corps, $44,000. Civilian, conservation corps: $11, 000,000. Resettlement administ ration: $600,000. Rural electrification administra tion: $303,000. Veterans’ administration: $96, 000. Works progress administration: 7,400,000. Direct relief: $9,791,000. .jX-~ ' \ Baptist Hold 105th Session At Asheville i - j i Immense Throng Of Delegates Hear Ad dress By Maddry Dr. Charles E. Maddrd, secre tary of the foreign mission board of the Southern Baptist convention, who has just returned from! a world tour of his denomination’s! mission fields gave the principal address be fore the 105th session which has just been held in Asheville. He praised the personnel of the men and women who had gone out to the end of the earth and declared that the type of work that they were doing was on a parity with anything being done at hoitxe. Dr. Zeno Wall, president of the convention, said this was his third year as president, and at no time had Baptist conditions been more pleasing. The Reverend Richard K. Red wine, pastor of the First' Baptist church at Hickory, preached the convention sermon Tuesday after noon at 4 o’clock before a packed auditorium in the First Baptist rKnrrVi nf Ashpville. 1 Mr. Huggins of Raleigh; general secretary of the convention, made a report which he declared to be the best report that any North Carolina convention has heard since the year 1930, declaring tl at every one of the 22 objectives which had been set for the convention at the beginning of his period of'service three years ago had been to some considerable extent fulfilled. The Baptist pastors’ convention adjourned after one of the most sat isfactory meetings that has been held in years. Before adjourning they elected,the following officers for the organization for the follow ing year: Rev. Hugh B. Anderson of Durham, as president; Rev. J. L. Price of Siler City, vice-president and Dr. Trela D. Collins of Dur ham as secretary and treasurer. Beginning at 8:30 o’clock Wed nesday morning the Baptists of North Carolina celebrated the 50th anniversary of their orphanage work in this State. It is the largest orphanage in the South and is thought by many to be the best one in the South. Superintendent I. G. Grier directed the Wednes day morning program, and the featured speaker was Miss Mary Misenheimer of Lexington. Wednesday afternoon the entire convention moved as a body out to Mars Hill college, a Baptist insti tution 20 miles out in the hills. There amid the everlasting hills on the campus of one of its several educational institutions, the dele gates assembled and heard the ad dress on Christian education de livered by Dr. Luther Little, pastor of the First church in Charlotte. GOVERNOR’S HOG BET MAY NOT BE FUNNY AFTER ALL St. Paul, Minn.—The.pig that made front pages—as the payment of gubernatorial wagers—may cause Governor Clyde L. Herring, of Iowa, to write out a pardon for himself, he said. The governor refused to become worried, however, when informed he had been charged with gambl ing in Iowa as a result of the bet he made with GovT Floyd B. Ol son, of Minnesota, on the outcome of the Iowa-Minnesota football game last Saturday. The governor earlier had person ally paid off the bet he lost, herd ing a prize 26 5 pound Iowa pig, "Big Boy Floyd of Rosedale,” into the Minnesota capital. Meanwhile, in Des Moines, Mu nicipal Court Judge J. E. Mershon signed a warrant for Herring’s ar rest, acting on information filed by Virgil Case, secretary of the Social Justice club. Iowa gambling statutes list bet ting as a misdemeanor and set for penalty as a fine up to $500 or a jail term up to one year, or both. ! |_Mighty Proud of Her Triplets_| IPSWICH, Mass. . . . Authorities on the subject say that triplets are born to cows “perhaps once in every million births’’. Therefpre this Guersney eow on the Argilla Farm, here has a tight to be extremely proud of these fine triplets of hers. NEWS BRIEFS PITT COUNTY LIQUOR STORES SHOW PROFIT Greenville.—In the report of the Pitt county ABC board for operation of the liquor stores from July until November 1, a net pro fit of $20,664.76 or 24.6 per cent of the $84,011.42 net sales was revealed. The cost of merchandise was given as $$4,023.30 or 64.30 per cent of the net sales. Operat ing expenses covering administra tive expense, selling cost, insur ance, freight, rents, and other items were $9,799.36 or 11.67 per cent of the net sales. A. AND N. C. RAILROAD ASKS PERMIT TO OPEN Washington.—The Atlantic and North Carolina railroad company has petitioned the interstate com merce commission for authority to resume operation of 96 miles of line in North Carolina. The line traverses the counties of Carteret, Craven, Jones, Lenoir and Wayne and is owned by the state of North Carolina. The ap plication said present conditions require continued operation of the railroad for the public welfare. 26 PERSONS MEET VIOLENT DEATHS IN CABARRUS CO. Kannapolis.—Twenty-six persons have met violent deaths in Ca barrus county since the first of the year, and 13 of these lives were claimed in automobile mishaps, Coroner N. J. Mitchell reports. Of the 13 killed in automobile mishaps, the coroner pointed out that five of this number had suf fered fatal injuries when struck by vehicles, while the others were killed in collisions. Nine persons met death in cases pronounced as "murders,” the coroner stated. RULING IS MADE ON SAFETY GLASS LAW FOR N. C. Raleigh.—Wade Bruton, assist ant attorney general, has issued a ruling based on the 193 5 automo bile safety glass law holding that machines held in stock by North Carolina dealers on January 1, 1936, which are manufactured or assembled prior to that date do not haVe to conform to the new statute. The new law requires that every car manufactured or assembled on or after next January 1 and sold in this state must be equipped with socalled safety glass. The revenue department is now working on re gulations for enforcement of the law. BODY OF SLAIN BOY FINALLY IDENTIFIED 1 Whiting, Ind.—The body of a 14-year-old boy victim of a degen erate, found buried in the sand on the southern shore of Lake Michi gan a week ago, was positively identified as that of James Canty, of Pittsburgh. The identification- was made by the boy’s mother, Mrs. Isabella Canty of Pittsburgh, who came here after identifying a newspaper picture of the victim as that of her son. BABY BORN WITH FULL SET OF TEETH San Diego, Calif.—The one-day old daughter of Mrs. Mddred Arm strong had an appointement with a dentist today! Born with a full set of teeth, the six-pound baby, held in awe by the medical profession, was forced to relinquish all but two of her teeth because they were crooked. Physicians who examined the infant ,said it was the first time in local medical history a baby had been born with a full set of teeth. TUBERCULOSIS TAKES HEAVY TOLL Raleigh. — North Carolinians numbering 1,818 died during last year from tuberculosis of the re spiratory system, while 1,937 or 119 more died within the State, although residents of other States, the State Board of Health reports. All forms of tuberculosis caused 2,143 deaths in 1934. Of the 1,218 dying who were usual residents of the State, 763 were white and 1,05 5 were colored, and of the 1,937 who died within the borders of the State, 851 were white and 1,086 were colored, the report shows. AUTO SALES IN OCTOBER IN N. C. UNDER LAST YEAR Raleigh.—The State motor ve hicle bureau reported that 4,838 new cars and 1,091 new trucks were sold in North Carolina dur ing October. in me nrst iu mourns mis year new car sales aggregated 46,197 and new trucks sales 11,934, com pared with 40,046 cars and 9,700 trucks sold in the similar period of last year. In September this year 4,384 cars and 1,364 trucks were sold and in October 1934 there were 6,974 car and 1,915 truck sales. 18,720 AT WORK ON WPA JOBS IN STATE Raleigh.—George W. Coan, Jr., State works progress administrator, telegraphed Washington authorities that there were 18,720 persons employed on WPA projects in this State on November 9. The administrator, replying to a Federal inquiry, said it was ex pected to have 27,000 working by November 16 and a full quota of 34,600 by November 23. Coan said he advised Washing ton that factors which presented difficulties to (retard "the WPA program were continuation of the ERA works program in North Carolina and seasonal private em ployment in tobacco, pean it and fisheries work in the eastern part of the State. CORN CROP ESTIMATE IS REVISED DOWNWARD Washington.—The corn crop this year was reported by the Agricultural department in its preliminary production estimate as 2,211,268,000 bushels. A mpnth ago 2,213,319,000 bushels were indicated. Last year’s crop was 1,377,000,000 bushels and the 1928-3S average produc tion 2,562,000,000.