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Washington—The new Con
gress started off under a full head
of steam by enacting a resolution
/ pluSS'nS 3 hole in the neutrality
act of last year. There was nothing
ing in the old law to prevent any
American from selling war supplies
to either party in a civil war such
as is now going on in Spain. The
State Department had been com
pelled to grant licenses for the ex
port of several million dollars
worth of second hand airplanes and
engines which had been Sold to the
Spanish rebels by a Brooklyn dealer
who had bought them at a United
States army auction.
These munitions had already
been loaded on a ship when Con
gress convened. The effort of the
new Congress was to rush the new
law through in time to prevent the
ship from sailing. Congress was not
quick enough. However, it is now
the law that hereafter no American
may supply arms to anybody taking
part in a civil war anywhere in the
There is a distinct feeling in
Washington that the State Depart
ment is worried about the Euro
pean war outlook. Signs are numer
ous that a large scale international
conflict is brewing in Spiin. Thi:
country may not become involved;
though there is always that danger
but just in. case, the President ha;
ordered work to be begun, immedi
ately on the construction of the
two biggest battleships that wt
have ever built. They will cosl
about $100,000,000 and will takt
about three years to build.
While there is talk heard on ev
ery side about a constitutional
amendment giving Congress au
thority to legislate on labor rela
tions, there is not an immediate
likelihood that such a resolutior
will be adopted this year. Congress
was consideiably impressed by the
President’s reminder that the Con
stitution already has sufficient
breadth to permit government to
meet twentieth century social and
economic problems in a progressive
way, and that all that is needed is.
"enlightened interpretation.”
That is, in effect, what some ol
the members of the Supreme Cour
have also said in the past foui
years. The latest Supreme Court
decisions have given much satis
faction to the more liberal minded
The Court’s reaffirmation of th<
right of peaceable assembly resulted
in setting free a man who had beer
arrested two years ago in Oregon
Dirk dejonge attended a meeting
cf the Communist party. Then
was no evidence that anything
treasonable was said or done al
that meeting, but on the theory
that any Communist meeting musi
be criminal the Oregon police ar
rested dejonge—and the Supreme
Court of the United States in ar
unanimous opinion has set him free,
In another decision the Supreme
Court ruled that when any state
adopts a law forbidding the impor
tation of prison-made goods, it be
comes a federal offense to ship such
goods into that state. This decision
has been held by some commenta
tors to make it unnecessary to con
tinue the effort to ratify the pend
ing constitutional amendment for
bidding the interstate shipment oi
goods produced by the labor ol
Nevertheless, President Roosevelt
has issued a strong appeal to the
legislatures of all of the state;
which have not ratified the child
labor amendment, urging them tc
act upon it speedily.
Twenty-four states have already
ratified the amendment but twelve
more must do so before it become;
a part of the federal constitution
former President Hoover had joined
in the appeal, declaring that Presi
f it Roosevelt is entirely right.
The amendment was first sub
tted to the states in President
Coolidge’s administration, after the
Supreme Court had ruled that
Congress had no power to prohibit
the shipment of products of child
labor in interstate commerce.
One of the first big jobs which
Congress is trying to get out of the
way is the continuation and exten
sion of some of the emergency leg
islation which expires by a limita
tion in the course of the next few
Three bills are under way, one
extending until June 30, 1939, the
Thousands Jam
Capitol /4za
To P;df Him
Main Objective to Aid
Underprivileged, the
President says in Inau
gural Address.
Washington, Jan. 20—"I do sol
emnly swear that I will faithfully
execute the office of President of
the United States, and will, to the
best of my ability, preserve, pro
tect, and defend the Constitution
of the United States.”
Such was the oath taken by Pres
ident Roosevelt as he was inaugu
rated today, beginning his second
term as President, the oath being
administered by Chief Justice
In his inaugural address, which
was delivered before several hun
dred thousand persons, the Presi
dent dedicated his second adminis
tration to a further removal of hu
man injustices and a continued aid
to the underprivileged.
President Roosevelt said in part:
"In these last four years,” Mr.
Roosevelt said, "we have made the
exercise of all power more demo
cratic; for we have begun to bring
private autocratic powers in their
proper subordination to the publics
"The legend that they were in
vincible—above and beyond the
the processes of democracy—has
been shattered. They have been
challenged and beaten.
Mr. Roosevelt said the greatest
change in recent eventful years
was "the change in the moral cli
mate of America.”
"With this change in our moral
climate and our re-discovered abil
ity to improve our economic order,
he observed, "we have set our feet
upon the road of enduring prog
"Shall we pause now and turn
back upon the road that lies ahead?
"Shall we call this the Promis
ed Land?
"Or shall we continue on our
Saying the mental and moral ho
rizons have been extended, he
warned it would be more difficult
to hold to progress than it was to
get started.
"Dulled Conscience, irresponsi
bility and ruthless self-interest al
ready reappear,” he saod. "Such
symptoms of prasperity may be
come portents of disaster!
"Prosperity already tests the per
sistence of our progressive purpose.
If you’re feelin’ tired and blue,
And you don’t know what to do,
Do nothin’.
If your appetite’s not right,
And your waistband’s gettin’ tight,
Stop stuffin’.
If your plans are all awry,
And you feel you want to cry,
Go fishin’.
If you can’t see far ahead,
And wish that you were dead,
Stop wishin’.
If you know you talk too much,
And your neighbor’s feelin’ touch
Stop talkin’.
1 If your nerves are all askew,
There is one good thing to do,
Go walkin’.
If you’re runnin’ into debt,
And can’t pay for what you get,
Stop buyin’.
If you’d like to reach the top,
And are just about to stop,
Keep tryin’.
—Granville Kleiser.
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Oakdale Church Remodeled
Building Is
Dressed Up In
Brick Veneer
Total Expenditure Will
Approximate $5,000.00
(From The Spencer Journal)
The folks in Spencer are watch
ing with interest the remodeling
of the Oakdale Baptist Church.
jThe building is being brick veneer
j ed and the basement has been re
] modeled completely and will now
jbe used for the Sunday school de
| The Oakdale Bautist church was
organized in 1926 with 16 mem
bers, it now has a membership of
247. The Sunday school, under the
direction of lH. D. Young, has
grown to a membership of 300.
In 1926 a frame structure was
erected with 9 Sunday school rooms
jin June 193 6 it became necessary
to enlarge the plant. The building
was raised 5 feet, and the base
ment was completely remodeled,
i and will now be used for the Sun-1
day school department. The exte-l
rior of the buildinp has hppn hrii-k !
I veneered and in the near future the
'church will install memorial win
| dows which will add to the attrac
tiveness of the building,
j All of this improvement has cost
j around $5,000 and has gone on
| with little indebtedness with most
I of it being paid at the time of the
The church owns its own cem
etery which, is the only cemetery
in the town of Spencer. The church
| also owns a nice lot near the church
jon which, in the near future, they
hope to erect a modern parsonage.
Both the erection of the original
building and the renovation has
been under the direction of the pre
sent pastor, Rev. Earl L. Bradley,
who has just completed his tenth
lending authority of the R.F.C. and
some of the other federal lending
agencies; a second extending to the
same date the President’s discretion
I ary power to devalue' the dollar and
! continuing the two billion dollar
I currency stabilization fund; the
third continues for the same period
the authority of the Federal Re
serve bank system to issue currency
| notes against government securities.
One of the other laws which ex
] pires on June 30 this year unless
j Congress reenacts it is the three
i cent postage law. All the indica
tions are, however, that this will
be reenacted.
The labor situation is giving Ad
ministration and Congressional lead
ers a great deal of concern. While
every practical politician wants to
go on record on every possible oc
casion as being a friend of labor,
one of them wants to be forced
into taking sides as between the
two major factions into which or
ganized labor is now split.
The effort of John Lewis’s C.I.
O. to force'General Motors to re
sognize his union as the sole bar
gaining agency with its employees
is in conflict with the American!
Federation of Labor, which has a!
strong and very active lobby always
at work on Capitol Hill.
The understanding here is that
Mr. Lewis did not intend to start
the General Motors strike until
Spring, but the local leaders got
out of hand and went ahead with
their sit-down strikes before all the
plans of strategy had been per
It is also the understanding here
that it was never the intention of
the C.I.O. to cripple the whole au-1
tomobile industry. The strike was j
aimed at General Motors alonei r
_ _1_
Four Paramount Beauties find relaxa
tion at Southern California beaches—
_Who couldn't?_
|| They laughed when Ed Wynn sat down
H at the piano—They didn't know that the
H master comic is an expert at tickling the
3 ivories. Graham McNamee watches the
Perfect Fool as he plays a solo on a re
cent Saturday night program over the
_NBC-Blue network._
.aj Hines, ot Detroit, whose invention of the
^ white center line for highways has saved
31 thousands of lives by preventing head
2 on collisions, and other crashes, receives plaque commemorat
3 ing achievement from President J. D Tew, of The B. F. Good
38 rich- Company, at annual meetinq oi American Automobile
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Stareai-—■ •
»• v-y.;.w
In an effort to bring a speedy end to tne labor
' troubles in the G. M. automobile plants these
leaders met to discuss the situation. Left to
J right—James F. Dewey, Federal Conciliator,
[Frank Martel and Homer Martin, labor leaders, Gov. Murphy
of Michigan and John Brophy, director of the CJ-O. (Inset)
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr„ President of General Motor* Corporation
now in the spotlight by reason of his stand against the de
Imands of the United Automobile Worker* of America.
WSHIP AHOY1 Admiral Fred Allen ar.dl
mate Portland Hoffa scan the horizon
to see li all is clear beiore they set
sail over the NBC-Red network air
waves Wednesday evening in their
good cralt, 'Town Hall Tonight**
Police Chief Wants Highway Safety
Taught In All School Classrooms
High Point.—"A course in
Highway Safety should be taught
in all schools!” This was the state
ment made recently by W. G.
Friddle, chief of the local police
department. "I think this study
should be required, and before any
student could graduate from high
school, he should have at least one
unit in this very important study.”
Chief Fridflle said he believed
that this idea, if carried out, would
help diminish the number of un
necessary and tragic accidents
which occur each day as a result
af reckless driving.
Mr. Friddle thinks a course of
this type would stimulate the stu
dent's interest and make him more
safety-conscious. As he became ac
quainted with safety rules and
ibided by them, it is probable that
he would try t<v make his friends
enforce these laws also.
To promote further safe driving
:ach boy and girl should be provid
:d with a "Guide to Safety” pub
ished by the North Carolina Div
sion of Highway Safety which
gives all information ron,cerning
Chief Friddle emphasized the
mportance of making drivers rea
ize that it might be their own
:hild or friend in front of a car,
and if this fact could be made
clearer to all persons, many of the
accidents might 'be prevented.
Four peat moss demonstrations
with tobacco plant beds are being
conducted in Pitt County
’ — ■
Central Figures in Big Birthday Party I
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose birthday January 30 will
be the occasion for a series of 5,000 celebrations to be held through
out the country to raise funds for the nation’s war against infantile
paralysis. Right, Colonel Henry L. Doherty, for the fourth time na
tional chairman of the world’s biggest birthday party
Farm Families
Need Better
Light Bulbs
Many North Carolina farm fam
ilies are paying for more electricity
than they use, according to D. E.
Jones, rural electrification special
ist at State College.
This is due to the small use of
current in some homes where there
is a minimum charge per month,
he explained.
For example, one large powei
company serving rural areas a
minimum charge based on the cost
of 50 kilowatt hours per month.
At least half of its rural customers
use less than 50 k. w. b., Jones
These homes could have better
lights and more electrical appli
ances without paying any more for
current, he pointed out.
Instead of using 25 or 40-watt
light bulbs, as some farm families
do, they could use 60, 75, or 100
watt lamps for the same cost. Bulbs
are inexpensive, nd the better bulbs
would only be making use of cur
rent that must be paid for any
Jones also emphasized the fact
that low-power bulbs do not give
adequate light for reading, sewing,
or other similiar purposes, and as
a result they cause eye-strain.
Even when better bulbs and ex
tra equipment increase the electric
bill a small amount each month,
the better light and increased en
joyment of electrical conveniences
is more than worth the added cost,
he continued.
Jones also said that although 5,«
558 miles of new power lines have
been proposed to serve 30,434 ru
ral customers, the actual number
who receive the service may be
somewhat less, as a certain per
centage of the families fail to wire
their homes after power has been
made available in their communi
By Florence M. Churlesworth
We need each other—
Not to sit beside the fire and talk
of love—
But to assist each other now and
With things we’re dreaming of!
We need each other—
Not to build a house. and raise a
But to aid each other on the road
To opportunity!
Our meeting wasn’t just a thing of
It was ordained that we should
So we could both advance,
In lots of things that needed re
And now we know how well
We’ve bettered our condition.
We need each other—
Not to take advantage for a selfish
But just because of finer things,
We need each other’s help, my
1. Do more than exist, live.
2. Do more than look, observe.
3. Do more than read, absorb.
4. Do more than hear, listen.
5. Do more than listen, understand.
6. Do more than talk, say some
Bystander: Did you get the num
ber of that car that knocked you
down, madam?
Victim: No, but the hussy that
was driving it wore a three-piece
tweed suit, lined with Canton
crepe, and she had on a periwinkle
hat trimmed with artificial cher

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