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I ihmIiiv. ? weather fair lucscy. -?II~ rul>l?lieU Kkrry l?a.v Ktce;* Sun ' it !.?? Tuc Iii'lcpudi iil I'nbliiiliiiiu *'<>. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBEK 1, 1M() ?:SINGLE CPv 5 CENTS I \l) ' *t hli/uln-lli ? it v. N. ('. iiauw I t muni? 11? \t>l ! United States Plans To Withdraw Warships From Spanish Waters I Protests Over Kane I Bombing Sent To I Both Spanish Gov I eminent and Rebel I headers. Il'laiiliiiniaiiize I Diplomatic Represen I talituis of Many I (Governments Send I Plan To the Madrid I Government. I U'.t ' KX. Air;. 31. ??UP1 - I ? United States I draw all its war I si::; li??r:i Spanish waters and I embassy came I ials aroused to the I : iangers of the civil I war tn Spain by the ncar I (unions bombing of the U. S. de | st rover Kane o:f the Spanish j I coast In apparent preparation for this move to avoid further risk of be armtd crisis despite the practice of -tr:--- ? st neutrality. American citizens remaining in Spain were warned forcefully again to get out of ;i:e country while some protec tion is available for them. Meanwhile, the state depart incn; m " public the text of in fo :: ? ^ . > representatives in Spa.:: ; ; protests of the K.C. ? i incident. revealing that tr.ey re couched in unusu ?. v ,ua :>\ They insisted ripen c; a-.-.trances" against fur:in r sun: attacks Pr nt Roosevelt and Secre tary of State Cordell Hull are deeply concerned over the grave a. r: possibilities narrow ly avoided when the Kane was fr,-'\: *.) op- :i fire with anti-air crs!"? r-a! off the bombing attack : ? the unidentified plan" yeM'u-;.--.. fortunately neither craft was hit. Hi'U kept in close contact by fdephom with the president, who is touting the Western drought area, and there were indications tint one of tiiem soon might is 11 a : etna1 declaration disavow al. r nsioility of the United States . vernmcnt for its nation als who ignore warnings to get out of Spain. 'In Kan-" was one of five U. S. ua! vi ? cruising Spanish wat ers to evacuate Americans who to leave the country. This hum1; ; reduced to four today battle, hip Oklahoma v ' > return to Norfolk. >r': ' e Hull f01 eeast late to rn othe i vessels may be 'C led on Page Four) U I luce Flaunts IIix Military Might Vullmving Speech ? Italy. Aug. 31?' UP)? : -s fcr military act . of Premier Benito Sunday speech to the <i monst rated today in ;> rude concluding the 5:;;nmer war maneuvers, m an hour Mussolini V. >r Emmanuel watch [x r.s with full war pack ?'r - .:i reviiw, Behind them , 4'uv 350 mortars. 2. -.t>>o machine guns. 6. >?<> armored cars and 1"- with machine guns . thir handlebars. Fly m ion above wore 100 ?ir uit and reconnoitcr .'ed in Avellino and afternoon. Later he h by airplane accom Oeneral Zombauthy, ?-taf: of the Hungarian here this evening. Harr Cainling Is . . I Initial In Attic Aim. 31 -<UP> ?A sup- I ' tinal Hembrandt paint ! : covered today in the K lad no because the gov ' ; 'f > ordered all attics be is part of an air defense rami... ? a quarter of an inch of red t In- paintings, but choolmastcr ordered it cl sent to Prague, where teacher declared it -ihiiul Ktmbrandt. Foster Son of lekes a Suicide Winnetka, 111., Aug. 31.?<UP> ? On the anniversary of his moth er's death last year in an auto mobi'c accident, Wilmarth Ickcs, 37. foster son of Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes, today was found shot to death in the Ickcs home here. Police said it I I was a case of suicide. Advised of the tragedy, the I cabinet member cancelled a speech scheduled at Columbus. Ohio, on Friday and flew here to take ?harge of funeral arrangements. Young Ickcs had suffered the past year from a nervous ailment, according to police. His widow, who arrived liorne today with their three children from a Mackinac Island. Mich., vacation, was in formed of her husband's death by Eric Magnuson. caretaker, who i found the body. ; Mrs. Anna Wilmarth Ickcs, the j interior secretary's wife, was kill ; ed in an automobile accident on August 31. 1935, near Santa Fc. New Mexico. Black Leg-ion Trial To Get Under Way I Detroit. Aug. 31?<UP>?Post- I poned a day to await completion of a jury panel, the trial of 12 members of the Black Legion Ac cused of murdering Charles A. Poole will begin tomorrow before noon. Meantime, seven men were ar rested in Detroit today for Pon tiac Mich, authorities. They are charged with being Black Legion members responsible for the burn ing of a farm home and buildings near Pontiac in March. 1935. The Arson indictment returned by the Oakland County Grand Jury in vestigating the Cult activities named 14 others, most of them Detroit residents. FOREST FIRE OUT Raleigh. Aug. 31?'UP)? A forest fire which has been burning in the peat lands near New Bern has been extinguished. W. K. Beicher, State Forest inspector, said today. Beicher. who last week went to New Bern to aid in fighting the fire which burned over a 25-acre front, said all fires in that section of Cra ven county were under control. Lies Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good character much faster than any one can lie me out of it.?Lyman Betcher. SUES POST OEEICE Washington, Aug. 31.? 'UP) ?D. N. Shoemaker sued the post office department today for intcrfcrring with his cus tom of attaching to a i his out going mail a sticker inscribed: "I Don't Read Hearst." The department has been re turning this mail to him, he charged, with a notation that postal regulations forbid such public airing of his reading habits. Shoemaker, a former horti culturist of the agriculture de partment. asked the District Supreme Court to restrain Postmaster General James A. Parley and Postmaster Vincent A. Burke from intervening in what he claims is none of their | business. Long Range ! Plans For | Dust Bowl Washington, Aug. 31.? <UP) ? A long-range program for rehabil itation of the drought-devastated land of the great plains was be ing mapped today by members [of President Roosevelt's drought committee. Morris L. Cooke, chairman of the group which reported to Mr. Roosevelt on its 2,000-mile "dust bowl" inspection trip last week at Bismarck. N. D.t said the drought area would be mapped for "pur pose of agricultural readjust ment." "I do not think there will be many farmers moved out of their state," he added, "but in adjust ing agriculture so as to gain the best economic land use, there will be some intrastate movement of farmers." Cooke and other members of the committee returned to Wash ington today. In their first report I to the president they suggested a program emphasizing water con servation and turning some of the present crop land back to graz ing and grasslands. The president asked that some features of the report be elabo rated. Cooke said. He asserted that there should be no controversy about a comprehensive program to put the great plains area on a self-supporting basis, pointing out that the federal government has poured half a billion dollars into that area since the first of 1933 and "this administration cannot alford to spend more unless the money is expended on a basis of permanently rehabilitating the area." High Lights on Bloody Civil War in Spain Biriatou, French-Spanish Fron tier, Aug. 31.? <UP> ? Spanish rebels bombed Irun from the air today and then halted their at tack to await reinforcements. It was believed they were try ing to bring up five warships to join in the attack on the city held by 10,000 loyalist troops. The lull in fighting came after women, children and aged men had been brought across the fron tier from Irun. A rebel ultimatum demanding surrender of Irun ? failed to dislodge loyalists who threatened to place prominent hostages in places where th^y would be endangered by insurgent fire. Loyalists in Irun asserted to night that one of their planes bombarded a rebel column of 1500 men at Erlaitz and dispersed it with heavy losses. Several Foreign Legionnaires deserted the rebel forces and attempted to flee to ward France, the loyalists added, and some of them were shot. There now is only incidental firing on the Irun front, the loyal ists said. They admitted two pcr rcbel aerial bombardment. And So This Is One Aspect of War In Spain With the Rebel Army Before | Irun, Aug. 31. ? 'UP) ? Poker j games, with cigarettes for stakes, help rebel soldiers to pass the time , between periods of fighting on the Irun front. The game is called "Mus" and is similar to American poker ex cept there are 40 instead of 52 cards in the deck. Each player is deait only four cards instead of five. This is a strange army that is besieging Irun. There are no bugle calls or camp fires. In some sec tions the loyalist trenches are only 30 yards away, and fires and noise mieht warn the opposing troops that activity is under way. The day starts for most of the soldiers when top sergeants rouse the men who get coffee and a chunk of bread for breakfast. Then the soldiers who are go ing into the advanced trenches or pill boxes put on steel helmets and wriggle across the ground to their positions. The remainder of j the troops take pick and shovel I and go to work on roads so that I armored cars and trucks can traverse them. Many of them dig trenches and since I have been grow deeper and deeper until now men can stand upright in them. Between one and two p. m.. armored cars, marked in chalk with the signs "Viva Spain" and "Viva Death" and bearing crude drawings of skull and crossbones, j arrive with a hot meal. Usually ! | Continued on page two) Oklahoma's Jean Yaljean Walks Free Ohio's Governor Re fuses to Extradite Man Who Has Gone Straight 23 Years. Columbus. O., Aug. 31? (UP)? Carlton Chilton, modern ' Jean Val Jen.n," was free tonight to resume in exemplary life in Cleveland, safe "rem the arm of Oklahoma law that ought to return him to complete i two-year reformatory s ntence. He walked out 23 years ago. Governor Martin L. Davey re fused Oklahoma's request for e.\ raditlca at the close of a dramatic hearing in hi3 office. In tears Chilton's wife and adopted son un braced the man who ' went right" after serving one year for $2,000 bank robbery. He also wept. "I can see no possible good to ;oclety in sending this man back." Governor Davcy said. "This man is not a criminal by nature. Ills life proves it. A long time ago! Christ said, 'Go and Sin No More.' md so the request for extradition is denied." "Now I hope the Governor of Oklahoma will pardon me." the 42 ycar-old department of labor sta tistician said. Owen J. Watts, Assistant At torney General of Oklahoma, and James F. Conners. Jr. Chilton's at torney. presented their preliminary statements in a room crowded with Cleveland neighbors and other friends, all ready to testify for Chilton. Then Chilton told his own siory, How he moved from Troy, O., to Missouri, then to Oklahoma at the age of 18; how he and another boy, Herschel Shaw, stepped into a bank at Calvin, Okla, to see the cashier and on the spur of the moment grabbed up all the cash they could And when they found the cashier wa: out to lunch. He went to Pacific, Mo., where he lived on his share of the money. $400 or $500. One day the marshal told him he was wanted for bank robbery. The next day he returned voluntarily to Oklahoma with the bank president. Chilton pleaded I guilty. He said he restored the money, was made a trusty and was told he would be paroled. He got tired of waiting after a year and walked out. Chilton received an honorary dis charge from the army in 1319. He wandered to the Texas oil fields to Oregon and the West Indies. In 1930, he came to Cleveland and married. During the depression he worked at anything. He always used his own name. When Oiiilton was arrested in Cleveland July 24. he was working as a department of labor statisti cian, a job he got by writing Pre sident Roosevelt. Governor Davey's anouncemcnt was prefaced by an apology to Gov. E. W Marland of Oklahoma whose root! faith was questioned by Perry A. Prey. Cleveland assistant police prosecutor, in whose custody Chil ton had been since Oklahoma found him after 23 years. FLORIDA REPORTS HURRICANE NEAR I Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 31?tUPi ?A tropical storm of hurricane in tensity was located tonight by the Federal Hurricane Warning System approximately 1,600 miles cast of Miami. A brief 9:15 P. M. (EST) Advis- | ory issued by the warning system said: "Tropical disturbance at 7 p. m.. ? EST) moving northwestward about ' latitude 23 north, longitude 53 west, or 800 miles east-north?:fist of ] Puerto Rico." Last Rites CiFCRGE II. DSRN. lat- Secretary oiiW.ir, whose funeral rites were conducted at Salt Lake City, Utah, yesterday. WPA Employment Branch and Two Projects Remain | Federal Writers and Arcli ivees* 1'rojeet To Stay Here A branch employment office and two WPA subsidiary projects will be maintained in Elizabeth City af t.r the removal of District One headquarters to Williamston has been effected, it was announced yesterday by Mr. Lee Wallace, new District Director of the WPA. The branch employment office will be under tin supervision of W. O. Saunders, assistant supervisor of employment, who will be assisted by Mrs. Jack Light. The two projects to be maintain ed here are the Federal Writers' Project, under the dir ction of Mrs. Mae Worth, and the Archives Pro ject under the direction of J. R. Rapcr. There will be four employes in Mr. Rapcr's office and eight in Mrs. Worth's. The removal of District One WPA headquarters to the new headquar ters for Districts One and Two, combined, in Williamston, will be completed tomorrow. The admin istrative, employment and women's divisions are being moved today, and the operations and finance divisions will be moved tomorrow. The removal of these WPA offices to Williamston will mean the re moval of a payroll aggregating from $5,000 to $6,000 a month. It is esti mated that the total administrative payroll lor District One headquar ter., from the time it opened here August 1, 1033. thru yesterday, was in excc-'S of . .60,000. The total amount of the district payroll for that period, exclusive of the administrative expense, was close to $700,000, it is estimated by E. ?5. Askew, who was succeeded as distrit t director yesterday by Mr. Wallace. Among those l aving Elizabeth City in connection with the WPA removal arc the following persons: vu( puu '.toioojici 'ojcip'M ojri secretary. Mies Corie Bunch. Operations Division: T. P. Rich ardson. Conrad Z. Bailey, G. L. Bobbed, W. O. Pratt. C. L. MeGcc. Mrs. Nancy I-Iilbert and Miss Emma Wlnte. Division of Employment: W. R. Copcland, Slip: rvisor, Mrs. J. M. Weeks. Assistant Supervisor. Miss Lillia.n Alexander, Mrs. Ann Askew and MRs Virginia Shaw Woman's Division: Mrs. C. P. Wales, Mrs. E. H. Smith, Mrs. Eleanor Ives and Mrs. Janie Lehew. Finance Division: Walter Ryan, Supervisor, M. H. Dixon, Bon Koontz Mrs. Jimmy Dozier, Miss Verdie Heath, Miss Doris Baglcy, Miss Eve lyn Davenport, Miss Dorothy Daven port and Miss Mamie Lee Collier. Safety Director W. L. White will go to Willianiston while Alec Lassi Lcr will go on a project in Aulandcr. Ouirks in IhelMews HELP: POLICE! I Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 31 ? <UP>? The awful screams of Miss I Rose Hyman over the telephone | brought two cruiser carloads of police to. her home where they found her terror to have been I inspired by a spider on the win dow screen. HATED SCHOOL Erie, Pa., Aug. 31.? (UP)? | Earl Nelson, who at 16 was six feet, four inches tall, shot and killed himself last night leaving a note to his mother in which he I said he took his life because, "I hate school." Deputy Coroner Chartes Leone said today that Earl had been "unmercifully kidded" by his fel low classmates. CHOKED ON CRUST '' Now York, Aug. 31. ? iUP) ? Ernie ChristoHerson came back to i th?' Seamen's YMCA today, ema ciated and in rags, after a year's absence. He rushed into the kitch en seized a piece of stale 'bread and a moment after collapsed on the floor. An ambulance physician said lie had choked to death on a crust. FALSE ALARM New York, Aug. 31?<UP) ? Radio cars, motorcycle patrolmen and traffic police tugging at their revolvers streamed toward a bank ! in Times Square today as burglar I alarms raised a terrific clamor, j A sheepish clerk greeted them at the door. "I forgot." he said, "to throw the switch when I opened jthe vault." City to License Pin Games in Spite of Law And Russell Box Insists Bi<: Money In Slot Machines Is INot for Distributor The Cily of Elizabeth City Is Go ing to re-liccnsc pin games in the city today when the licences for the new p riod become due, despite the State Supreme Court's ruling that these games arc illegal, it was learn ed today. The pin games probably will be allowed to operate in this city and county aL least until the next term of Pasquotank Superior Court, which begins Sept. 21. Then, if the pre siding jurist raps down on the pin games they probably will be taken out and replaced with some Ocher type of game that embraces no pay off system and meets the require ments of the State laws. On the other hand, the machines may be permitted to operate unmolested for an indefinite period ol Lime, Local distributors for the pin games already have purchased their 1936-37 State and county licences and will apply for City licenses when they become due today. It is not expected that their applications will be rejected. Resell Box, of the Carolina Nov lty Co., one of the principal distributors of pin games in this section, stale; that there is a pre valent L notion that ho and the other men distributing these machines are getting rich at the expense of the "suckers" who play them, but that this is a badly mistaken notion. "The ones who make the most money from these pin games are the merchants, or proprietors of the places in which the games are situ ated," says Box. "We split half and half with them. They got half cf the not take-in simply in return for a few feet of floor space on which to place tho game. A good many people pay their rent and most of their other overhead ex penses with the proceeds from pin games located in their places of business. But the distributor doesn't fare so well. The games, because of the;r complex and delicate me chanism, have to be repaired al most constantly, and because tho public soon tires of a game and craves novelty we continually have to buy new types of games and re place the old ones. All of this is expensive. Then, too, the licenses cat a mighty big hole in our profits. We have to pay the State $20 on each game, and then pay the City 'and County $10 each. I recently paid the State over $800 for licenses for the games I afn handling. No, sirree, I'm not getting rich on my profits from pin games. But I am h lping a lot of fellows who oper ate confectioneries, filling stations, ' and so forth, to make a profit out of their business." Antique Canoe Edenvilie, Mich.?(UP;?An In- , dlan birch bark canoe believed to j have been used as dispatch boat on , Lake Erie during the War of 1812 has been found by Frank L. Wixom, local water power operator. i Roosevelt Meets A Tenant Farmer On His Trip West Aboard Roosevelt Special Aug. 31. ?i UP)?President Roosevelt tonight moved westward into the mountain country of Wyoming and Utah after a day given over to consideration of two widely separated problems drought and international affairs. Headed for Salt Lake City, where tomorrow he will visit the bier of George Dern, late S cretary of war. Mr.' Roosevelt took advantage of operating stops along the route, particularly in Nebraska, to scan the farming situation and to con tinue his inspection of conditions brought about by excessive heat and lack of rainfall. Despite a blistering sun that beat down upon him es he sat in an open car the Chief Executive toured for miles over roads that swirled with brown, cnoking prairie dust in the vicinity of Sidney, Neb., to talk with practical farmers and see for himself the progress of soil conser vation. On return to his train parked at the little railroad station, he found time to conifer with farmer mem bers "of the Nebraska State Con servation Commission that is co operating with the Agricultural Ad justment Administration. Thousands of nearby residents turned out to welcome the Prcsid- J cut at Sidney but the reception wa.s tempered by the fact that on j a track a few feet away .stood the train carrying the body of Secre tary Dern to his final resting place. Mr. Roosevelt did not leave his pri vate car until the funeral train moved out. As Mr. Roosevelt drove away from the train he .spoke briefly, asserting that "As you know I am here on a sad mission. I am on my way *> attend the funeral of a very dis tinguished American, the Secretary of War. George Dern. You all re member that Secretary Dern was a native of Nebraska. Because of my mission I cannot with propriety make a long speech to you. "I am, however," he added, "Tak ing this opportunity to look into the problems of Nebraska. I want particularly to learn at first hand what you have done in summer fallowing, for I understand that you have taken the lead in that parti cular field and as the result you obtained at least 20 per cent crops. "Moreover, I want to see for my self the process of the cattle pur- j i chasing program initiated by the j Continued on page two) Fascists Dose 'Em With Castor Oil Gibraltar, Aug. 31?(UP)? Fascists at La Linca this morn ing forced numerous Spaniards including 13 women, to swal low half-pint does of castor oil as punishment for attempting to smuggle clothing to refugee" friends in Gibraltar, it was re I ported today. Fascist regulations at La Linea ban the export of cloth ing in order to prevent Loyal ist sympathizers from sending ciothes to Gibraltar refugees, the majority of whom possess only the clothing in which they stand. Violators of the regu lation are forced +o down cas tor oil as punishment and the clothing is confiscated. Dosing with castor oil as a form of punishment was originated by Mussolini's Black Shirts, the Original Fascists, yhen they seized power in Italy. 1 'New Hospital Annex Soon To Be Ready Albemarle Hospital's new 16 bed annex for charity patients has been virtually completed and will be ready for use in about ten days, according to Mrs. Charlotte Gordon Fearing, hospital superin tendent. The new addipon, which was designed by Capt. M. P. Hite and built under his supervision at a cost of approximately $10,000, is fireproof throughout and thoroughly insulated against the weather and heat lossage. That building represents eight years of skimping and saving, and every square inch of it was paid for out of hospijal funds." Mrs. Fearing said. "Not a penny of the money was borrowed." A new boiler has been installed in the heating system of the larg er building and the old boiler put in service to heat the charity ward The annex will meet a long felt need of the local hospital, there now being no space for charijy patients. Colored patient-3 ser- | iously ill have heretofore had no place of segregation, and the new part will have two small rooms where those who are not expected to recover may be kept away from the ward patients. "I wish there were some chance of obtaining new equipment for I he addition," Mrs. Fearing said, "but the only thing the hospital has now that could be installed are a few old beds. We hope to be able to furnish it better before long. Following installation of light ing and plumbing fixtures and painting of the woodwoik in fhe annex, the building will be ready for occupancy. Seven to eight hundred dollars are expected to be spent in repairs to the hospital proper. The annex is the nucleus of a new hospital, should one ever be built, and is constructed in such a manner that additional stories may be added when the need a hiscs. M. C. Savin is the general contractor in charge of the work. Negro Watchman Is Fouid In Shack Murdered, With Stack Afire-Officers Are Bailed Assailant Is Unknot,, and No Motive for Dasta<l|y Deed Is Discovered Victim Beat Over ? the Head % An unknown assailant last niglt between 10 and 11 o'clock murdered an aged Negro known as "Uncle" Wash and then tried to cover uj> the dastardly crime by setting Hie to the old Negro's shanty on West Church Street, extended, a short distance from the Hertford highway. The body was discovered by Char les Stafford, night watchman at the Southern Roller, Stave and Heading Company mill, whose a tention was attracted by a cloud of smoke pouring from the old man's shack a little after 11 o clock last night. Approaching the sdiack, Stal ford heard groans and then hast ened to a nearby filling station to find someone to go into the shack with him. Ike Ward and another man accompanied him, and they burs ted in the front door, which was fastened on the inside. Hardly able to see for smoke, they threw water on a fire which was burning on the floor of the back room, and threw open the window. When the smoke had cleared away a little, they saw Wash's body stretched out on the floor, his head gory with blood. Everything in the shack was in disorder, and indications were that there had been a struggle. The Negro had been dead only a few minutes, because Stafford heard him breathing and groaning when lie first wont near the shack. Corner J. B. Ferebee v?as called, and investigation revealed that the old Negro's skull had been battered in on one side. In addition, there was a nasty cut over his left eye. There was a hatchet near the body, but there was no blood on it. A Real Mystery The murder took place in or near ?'Uncle Wash's shack oti a hoe lot beside the Norfolk Southern rail road tracks on West Church Street, extended. At night the old Negro, who was between 60 and 70 year., old, acted as watchman for some hogs owned by Moah Stokley of Parsonage Street. In the daytime he worked at odd jobs. Who committed the murder, and the motive for it are two questions the authorities must kc k to ans wer. About the only thing found that was regarded as a clew was a man's felt hat on the ground ju.t outside the shack. The hat did not belong to the murdered man. How ever, one of Wash's shoes was foil id about three feet from the hat, while his other shoe was on his foot when his body was found. It could not be determined whether the murder took place in side the shack or on the outside, nor by what instrument or weapon it was done. Someone may have thought the old man had some money hid in the shack and went there with rob bery in mind. Or it may have been that he surprised someone trying to steal a hog and was kilkd in a struggle with the intruder. At any rate, local authorities have a baffling mystery to work o:i. A ycung Negro who lias been staying in "Uncle" Wash's shack seme lately is being sought for ques tioning. The old man had no relatives so far as Is known. Late American Classic Features Will Koger* Tho late Will Rogers at the height of his screen career a; thousands will ever remember their Kivorite?will be the feature at traction Wednesday and Thursday when "State Fair" comes to the Carolina Theatre. As close to the soil as Will Rogers himself .the theme of Phil Strong's story of the annual event in rural American life is such that its ap peal reaches to the heart of all whose paths have led beyond the ends of city streets. No less fitted to their roles than Rogers himself, Janet Gaynor, Louise Dressier, Frank Craven, Lew Ayres and Vic tor Jory, each in his part con tributes to the success of the mod ern American "classic. Drug and Iliipjc Lorps Will Practice Tonight The Elizabeth City Boy Scout Drum and Burgle Corps will resume practice at the courthouse tonight at 7:30 o'clock .sharp, it was an nounced today by Director L. P. ' Louis. t This will be the first practice of ( the corps since July fourth, a two months lay-off having been ordered 1 because of hot weather and the va cation season. si i