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Bad For Labor Prices Would Increase Before Wages, Green Declare 5 Washington — William Green, president of the American Federa tion of Labor, in a statement op posing agitation for currency in flarion, declared that labor would insist on wage increases immediate ly Currency inflation questions arc "of grave importance to labor,” Green declared, adding that infla tion "will seriously affect the eco nomic and social welfare of the masses of the people.” "An increase in wages,” he as serted, "should precede an increase in oommodity prices.” The federation, Green said, has "determined to safeguard the in terests of the wage earners by in sisting upon increases in wages im mediately.” Green’s statement, issued by au thority of the federation’s execu tive committee, said that “an in crease in the price of articles which enter into living costs is bound to follow the inauguration of cur rency inflation.” Green asserted that labor leaders "propose to call upon labor to be gin the fight immediately for wage increases and to use such legitimate influence and power as may at their command to bring about the restoration of the buying power of the masses of the people.” Route One Itemsj Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Thompson and Marshal Lemons spent Sunday as guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Morgan of Wood leaf. H. Morgan has purchased a radio. W. B. Myers with wife and chil dren visited George Powlas the sec ond. Frank Sides of Kannapolis visited George Fink recently. G. R. Fink is spending some time in the home of Mrs. Heglar of Cabarrus County, he being called on acount of the illness of a grand son. Horace Shaver has been sawing wood with his outfit. BLAMES BIRTH CONTROL New York—Birth control is back on the fall in sales of certi fied milk here, Dr. John L. Rice, city health commissioner, said. "Build up the birth rate if you want to sell more milk,” he advised the Certified Milk Producers of America in annual convention. MEN WANTED for Rawleigh Routes of 800 families in South east Davidson, Stanly Counties a-'d Salisbury. Reliable hustler should start earning $25 weekly and increase rapidly. Write to day. Rawleigh, Dept. NCB 197-S, Richmond, Va. f-7-28 BETTER 25—USED CARS—25 FEBRUARY SALE Cars in warm, dry building ALL THESE SPECIALS—LOTS WITH 1936 LICENSE ’27 Chevrolet Coach_$65.00 ’28 Chrysler Coupe_65.00 Oldsmobile Coach_45.00 ’26 Dodge Sedan_35.00 ’29 Pontiac Coupe_145.00 ’29 Plymouth Seflan_165.00 ’29 Chrysler Sedan_175.00 ’29 Chevrolet Roadster_95.00 ’29 Chevrolet Coupe_125.00 Also many late moleds. McCANLESS MOTOR CO. 122 E. COUNCIL ST. PHONE 59 SALISBRUY and KANNAPOLIS TURKEY GOES MODERN — Miss Kemaly Pasha of Turkey takes first prize at St, Moritz, Switzerland, for her Parisian get-up. What a contrast with the typical baggy raiment ol Turkish women! FOREMOST BEAUTY EX PERT—Hazel Rawson Cades, i of Woman's Home Com ' panion, starts work on Hand book of .Beauty which win reach almost three minion | women. t PANACEAS PCj* FARMERS— Senator Borah and George N. Peek of the late-lamented AAA have new prescriptions for agri culture.. Borah in Collier's ad vises the farmers to stick to the home market; Peek in The 1 Country Home, end neat farm magazine, urges the value of world markets. 'FAinnON FROM BTHIOFIA— American beyinet mken «*«' the ylianeA hnA-Araat •( Had* Selassie's shock t rasps aa aaw style Motif. *r^r*?*rrrr*-* * FALLS 20 FEET, * STILL SLEEPS * %- _______ >*■ * Tarboro, N. C.—Mamma * * has a terrible time getting * * Sonny Creech, 11, out of bed * * to go to school. * * Sonny is the kind of sleeper * * who wouldn’t budge if you * * fired a cannon off in his room. * * Asleep on an upstairs back * * porch, Sonny rolled out of bed, * dropped off the porch and— * * kerplunk—landed 20 feet be- * * low. * * Mamma Creech heard the * * crash and found Sonny on the * * back porch—still asleep. She * * put him back to bed. * a -it * -:= Bruno Aide Named By 2 New York—Governor Harold G. Hoffman of New Jersey holds an affidavit from two Welfare Is land prisoners identifying a New York gangster, a former suspect in the Vivian Gordon murder, as the aide of Bruno Richard Haupt tnan in collecting the $50,000 Lind bergh ransom, the Evening Journal said in an exclusive dispatch from Trenton. The Journal added that although Governor Hoffman is convinced this affidavit holds the key to un cloaking the identity of Haupt man’s "accomplice,” the news paper has learned this gangster was given a "clean bill of health” when questioned by the New York City police two years ago in connection with the Lindbergh case. Groom Leaves Parson Quart Corn Likker "Do you marry folks?” inquired a prospective bridegroom from the backwoods as he and his wife-to be sauntered into Rev. W. H. Car ter’s sanctuary marriage license in hand. "I do, and bless you too,” re plied the minister, as he examined the license and asked about wit-1 nesses for the ceremony. Two witnesses appeared, the mothers of both the bride and groom. Parson Carter performed the ceremony, and, as the happy couple left, the groom handed him a pres ent wrapped in heavy paper "I think you’ll like that; it’s good,” he remarked as he trotted off to begin his honeymoon. When the reverend opened the package at home, the present turned out to be a quart of good old charred corn liquor. The groom proved to be a well-known moonshiner. Arsenal Found In Hotel Room Winston-Salem—Four men were held by police here Saturday night after five revolvers, a pump gun and a large quantity of ammuni tion had been found in a hotel room' which they allegedly occupi ed. The four men were listed by po lice as James Maddrey, 46, of Ral eigh; J. W. Bradley, 24, Brook lyn, N. Y.; Wiley C. Jarvis and James Matthew Gatewood, Wins ton-Salem. Two of the men, police said, were arrested in the hotel room and two others in an automobile near the hotel. Chief of Police W. F. Anderson inid an investigation disclosed that Bradley was sentenced in July, 1928, to serve 15 to 30 years in Eastern State penitentiary at Phila delphia for breaking and entering. Anderson said no charges had been brought against the prisoners but that they would be held with out bond until investigation is completed. Magnesium Eye Sees Invisible Chicago—A scientific eye which is blind to everything but the in visible rays that cause sunburn was set on the trial of the common cold. Its job will be to measure the intensity of ultra-violet rays which produce Vitamin A, one of the prime factors in the body’s resis tance to colds. The ' 'eye” is a new type of photo-electric cells, developed by Prof. Robert Cashman, Northwest ern university physicist. Its new ness lies in the fact that it uses the element magnesium. "Electric eyes” developed in the past were designed like radio tubes, and coated on the inside with col loids of alkali metals. They were sensitive to the entire light spec trum, both the visible range and the invisibe infrared and ultra-vio let. The new "eye” looks like a miniature diver’s helmet, made of pure magnesium with a little round window in front. Inside the win dow is a tiny disc of nickel, to at tract the electrons thrown off by the magnesium when the light rays strike. The magnesium cell is blind tc everything the human eye can see. It reacts only to the "therapeu tic” band of invisible ultra-violet rays. This band, ranging from 2, 700 to 3,300 angstroms, includes the rays that cause sunburn. Tht visible spectrum starts at 4,000 angstroms. . !■ Scenic Route Work Begins Additional Land Is Being Acquired In Five Counties New equipment for beginning actual construction of the scenic parkway between Laurel Springs and Roaring Gap has arrived by rail in West Jefferson and is be ing mov'd to Laurel Springs, where it is understood it will be used in rhe early construction of the lap of roadway which lies in Allegh any. Ford King, of Boone, assistant district engineer, says that the faci lities of the state are being used in helping move the heavy equip ment. In order to provide recreational a>eas along the route of the park to-park highway which will con nect the Shenandoah and the Great Smoky Mountains National parks, some 7,000 acres of land along the route of the parkwaq in North Carolina is being purchased by the resettlement administra tion. This land is now in process of being acquired in Alleghany, Surry, Wilkes, Watauga and Avery counties. Similar recreation sites along the route of the parkway in Virginia, amounting to a total of 9,fOO acres, will probably be pur chased in Floyd, Patrick and Ftanklin counties, it was indicat ed. runus iur me purcnays aiiu uc velopment of these tracts of land along the parkway route are being provided by the resettlement ad ministration as a part of its "bet ter land use” program. The actual development of these recreational sites will be under the direct super vision of the National Park service. It is regarded as likely that addi tional sites will be acquired along the entire route of the parkway through North Carolina, although resettlement officials declined to comment on this angle. If this is done, the parkway will become a vertiable national park in itself, with camp sites, picnic tabels, foot and bribe trails, likewise fireplaces and sanitation facilities at frequent intervals along the parkway. For in addition to these special recrea tional areas now being provided by the resettlement administra tion, the rignt of-way for the parkway is to be about 200 feet wide, with case nents extended as much as 1,000 feet on each tide. All of this land is to be developed under the supervision of the Na tional Park service. It will be de faced with advertising signboards, hot dog stands, filling stations and so forth, unless permission is grant ed by the National Park service ana unless they conform to definite rules and specifications. By means of these special rec reation areas, those who enjoy camping out .and "roughing it” may pitch tite r camps while trav eling from one park to another. States Attractions Widely Advertised The State of North Carolina has received valuable free advertising throughout the nation in the cam paign conducted by a large insur ance company at a cost of from $25,000 to $30,000. Advertisements placed by the Northwestern Mutual Life Insur ance company in the Saturday Ev ening Post, Time, and the Nation’s, Business,wi th a combined circula tion of nearly six million copies, contain the following: "You can live in health-giving North Carolina—the land of the long-leaf pine. Climate has been kind of the citizens of the hospit able Tar Heel state. The clean bracing air of her mountains and pine forests—the cool summer nights and mild winters—have won world-wide fame Thousands have moved to the country around Pine hurst, and to 'The Land of the Sky’ around Asheville, to find health, rest, and recreation.” This recognition from an out side company and widespread ad vertisement of the State’s advan tages will go far toward winning for North Carolina a definite place among the states and such a cam paign may well attract many resi dents. • Patronize #Watchman Adver tisers. ;,Ticls£ -:S ■ Hearing Is Closed In Klumac Case A two-day hearing in which the plaintiff, Cannon Mills, Inc., pre sented its evidence was completed here Wednesday in the litigation against Klumac Cotton Mills of this city. Hubert E. Olive of Lexing ton was the referee. Principal witnesses for the plain tiff, who is suing Klumac for $ 5 0, 000 unpaid balance on a note and for about $162,000 balance on open account, included Charles A. Cannon of Kannapolis, Hearne Swink and Fred A. Williams. Mr. Cannon is chairman of the board of Cannon Mills, Inc., New York selling agency, Swink is sec retary of Cannon Mills company of Kannapolis and Williams is presi dent of the selling agency. Klumac filed a counter suit against the selling agency, alleging damages of $687,500 for a breach of contract and some $175,000 al leged recoverable for usury. Klu mac, through its secretary-treasurer and principal stockholder, W. F. McCanless, at a previous hearing testified that the selling house ran the Klumac plant for six months in 1934, violated its contract and charged an unlawful rate of inter est both on the note and open ac-l count. Attorneys for both sides will fi'e briefs later with the referee. 9 Seconds Required To Snuff Out Jenkins’ Life In Gas Chamber Raleigh—Ed Jenkins, 49-year oa Bessemer City white man, died in North Carolina’s lethal gas chamber last Friday, the first white prisoner to be executed with hydro cyannic gas east of the Mississippi river. Death "to all intents and pur poses” came to Jenkins, a 250 pound man, nine seconds after he first inhaled the deadly vapors, a signed statement of three physicians who witnessed the execution read. However, seven and one-half min utes elapsed from the time the so dium cyannide pellets were drop ped into the sulphuric acid solution before the prisoner was "officially” pronounced dead and his heart stopped. Dr. G. S. Coleman, prison phy sician, Dr. W. C. Davidson, dean of the Duke University Medical school, and Dr. F. M. Hanes, pro fessor of the Practice of Medicine at Duke, all said Jenkins "died painlessly and the method of exe cution was humane.” Jenkins, one of the largest men ever executed in North Carolina, made no statement about his case after he was led into the gas chamber at 10:37. He requested J. Winder Bryan, assistant warden who directed the execution, to send some packages he had left in his cell to his widow, Mrs. Bessie I. Jenkins, in Bessemer City. Jenkins died without a blindfold, making that request after he was strapped in the chair. Ancient Traditions Preserved By Army Berlin. — Hohenzollern military tradition is proving stronger than the new nazi conception of demo cracy, as far as the form of ad dress is concerned. The hidebound rule of the army is that a superior must be address ed in the third person. A private may, for instance, not say "herr corporal, are you going home for your furlough?” He must say, "is herr corporal going home for his furlough?” The rule goes right through the heirarchy. A lieutenant must ad dress a captain in the third person, a captain a major and so on. The archaic form of address which began in the 15 th century, has been abolished in civil life ex cept when addressing someone of royal rank or someone enjoying the title of "excellency.” Even here, however, it is becoming more and more the custom to use the second person. In the army alone the third person form of address is mandatory. Curiously enough, the one excep tion to the rule is the commander in-chief of Germany’s armed forces —Adolf Hitler. Even the private in the rear rank can and indeed must say to his "Mein fuehrer, will you please step this way?” the same request addressed to Gen eral Werner Von Blomberg would have to be put thus, "will the Herr | Fog Liggett Slaying i——I ji PA&ik K MINNEAPOLIS . . . Above is court picture of Isadora Blumenfel alias Kid Cann, liquor salesman, ; his trial started for the alleged sis ing of Walter Liggett, crusadi publisher, shot down following new paper attacks on racketeers a officials. * JUDGE’S CASH s * AND LAWYER’S " * PIPE STOLEN •“ » _____ >i * Lexington—Judge J. A. * * Rousseau and Solicitor H. L. * * Koontz have learned intimate- * * ly about thieves since they ’ * opened Superior Court here. * The solicitor, an ardent pipe * smoker, left a pipe on a win * dow sill in the prisoner’s room * at the court house for a few * minutes. * It was gone when he went * back to look and had not been * recovered at last report. * Judge Rousseau reported * that while he slept very sound * ly in his hotel room at Greens * boro the door, which he had * bolted inside, was forced and * several dollars taken from his * trousers pockets. Chemists Find Wines Inferioi Manufacturers and Bot tlers Found Breaking Pure Food Laws Washington, D. C.—In the Na tion’s Capitol and nearby cities there is a traditional demand foi blackberry wine. Three New York State firms had no black berry wine but they did have grape wine. Some of those they colored artifically, labeled "Black berry Type Wine,” and shipped in barrels to Baltimore. A Baltimore bottler transferred the wine from barrels to bottles and it become "Blackberry Wine,” although the composition was not changed. The Food and Drug Ad ministration seized consignments of the wine under both names in and around Washington and as far south as Georgia. Government chemists found tartaric acid in all of the samples. This acid is not normally present in blackberries but does occur in grapes. Black oerries owe their tartness chiefly to isocitric acid. Other shipments of so-called California Muscatel, Sherry, To tay, and Port were found to be nis-branded as to variety and state ind to contain only about 75 per cent of the amount of alcohol in iicated in the labeling. Those also ,vere seized under the Food and Drug Act, which forbids the use n labeling of any statement, design >r device which is false or mis eading in any p rticular. Kriegsminister step this way?” There is a military reason for this keen distinction. Adolf Hitler lever rose beyond the rank of a ance corporal in the old imperial irmy. As far as his military rank is concerned, he has no right to ttlaim the compliment of being ad dressed in the third person. His title of commander-in-chief is a political and civil one and not a military, in the opinion of the Ger man army. Old Maids At U.N.C. Band Togetherln Club Chapel Hill.—Apparently deter mined not to be outdone by the wives of married students, who re cently organized a Carolina Dames club, the women graduate students in the University of North Carolina here have organized an "Old Maids’ club and elected the ‘‘olloving of ficers: Miss Carlotta DeLonj, of Lewis burg, W. Va., president; Miss Katherine Barrier, of Johnson City, Tenn., vice president; and Miss Pol ly Jacobson, of Winston-Salem, secretary and treasurer. According to the "Old Maids,” Treasury-Post Office Bill Asks Billion [ Washington — Festooned with reports that business was im proving and that the banking situ ation was "excellent,” a $989, 623,829 appropriation bill for the Treasury and Post Office depart ments was ushered into the House Wednesday. The billion-dollar bill alotted the lion’s share of the requested funds to run the vast post office machine during the next fiscal year, with about $211,000,000 going to the treasury. incorporated in the measure were provisions for heavy increases in the enforcement branches of the two services—the postal inspection wing, the coast guard, the secret service, and the narcotics bureau— with funds also for the transpacific . air service and prediction of a transatlantic service by April or . May, 1937. The appropriations committee said the Post Office department’s . part was "based upon a volume of . business estimated to produce rev . enue collections of approximately • $705,000,000, and increase esti ■ mated revenues over the fiscal year . 1936 of approximately $35,00#, . 000.” "The postal business is an accu ■ rate barometer of rising business ■ conditions of the country,” the ■ committee reported to the House, "and the increase of postal reve ■ nues from $586,000,000 for the fiscal year 1934 to estimated reve nues of $670,000,000 for the present fiscal year and $705,000, ' 000 for the next fiscal year testify to the gradual improvement of business conditions.” Has Tough Time Landing Himself Behind The Bars Charlotte—Well, Avery Sherlin, 31, finally landed in jail. He said he was under federal suspended sentence for stealing pistfw'rfnvn a national guard unit f at Berryhill, Va., that he was cold and hungry,^nd figured jail would be best. It’s an old story but— Sherlin said he went into a clothing store, just picked up a suit and walked out (hoping to be caught) but nobody said anything. Still wanting to be jailed he pawn ed the suit, got drunk and when he got sober he was ?till free. So he went to headquarters and admitted his theft, his drunken ness, told police of his violated Roanoke, Va., suspended sentence and 'the police laughed and told me I woud have to do something worth while to get in jail in Char lotte.” "I tried for work but couldn’t get it,” Sherlin said, "and I couldn’t get any charity, so I went into a cafe, ate a big meal, got a pack of cigarettes and told the cashier to have me arrested be cause I was broke. The cashier just sympathized and said it was all right. I insisted and finally a cop was called and the cop said it wasn’t against the law for a hun gry man to eat. "So I went out and got a screw driver and found a jeweler’s win dow and I unscrewed several screws from the show case window and finally I got it open. Nobody paid any attention to me. I took a handful of watches and circulated them around and last night the law came for me. "Here I am in jail, warm and not hungry. Here I am in a place I’d been trying to get for four days. Am I happy? Who wouldn’t be?” FLAYS BACKERS OF F. R. Atlanta—Governor Eugene Tal madge, elated over President Roose velt’s request for repeal of the Bankhead cotton act, lashed out at Georgia’s congressional delegation, all of whom are supporting the President’s renomination. leap year calls for a special Sa Valentine’s day program but was not announced just what f the program would take. Other plans of the club include J a tea for all students and member 1 of the faculty on student faculty * day, Februrary 13.