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Kx.ry p.v Co. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1936. Application SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS
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\l ;;i;v H'llcr Fighting
In Trenches Filled
Wiiii < orpses
s,x (Km 'i; <f IVirsts Villi
\ifii?> llrjiorli'il Slain
iii Sari Srhastian
?Vrb.irlon. S*pt. 8.?'U.H>
i! ? ? department was ad
ti.nl todi.v that lie airplane
In,itl.'ii: ? u the I nitrd S'ates
I (ti-arovn Kane off the Span
i may have
h?< n (Ilie <?? a "deplorable er
ror b> a Spanish rebel plane.
J (?literal Francisco Franco,
ti-bel Fader. said in a formal
note transmitted through the
t nitrd Slates consul at Se
nile that lie had no informa
tion about the incident but
that since his air forces had
urrird out aerial attacks
.naiiiM the Spanish govern
merit licet "the possibility of
an error of such deplorable
consequences cannot be ex
Iishon. Wednesday. Sept. 9.
r-Thr government at Ma
rtial prepared today for an
immediate offensive against
Spanish rebels in the moun
tains north of the capital,
while continuing a heavy and
appaientlv successful counter
.itta'k on in .urgent forces in
the l>trcmadura region to
tpparenll.v guided by the
?W military adage. "The best
dr!cn.e is attack." the loyal
ist". their spirit rejuvenated
lc. the ivu socialist-commu
in t cabinet. plan to avert
(linger to Madrid by striking
first en all fronts.
E ";?> . Spain. Sept. 8.?'UP1?
Tlv if'Sel provisional govern
ir t .> cried tonight that its
f' <1 einung San Scba tian
I. a '?>:>?? the heights of Chari
s 'i Mount .lai/qubel and Mount
h 'ci i/?inet;i. do m i n a ti n g
F.' is a. ?* Rentaria.
Tin in in ots ?ere streaming
tcn-rrl >.?n Seb:i't<an. where
M"r|v trict fighting between
r.< .(. ? and extremist defenders
I he nnimrr capital was reported
:i" tia ing I he privisional gov
emmrnt expected sail Sebastian
to tall '? hortly."
' ID:;i; by United Press ?
Pram o Spanish Fron
8 U "? Rebel storm
"?nd at the gates of
' '> * fian tonicht.
i bv Cariist monarch
Moon; h warriors and
I on Pace Five>
I nlMaee( )rder
in \rins llace
. ? u.l'1 The Fran
iiiMi, race entered the
today. Three French
onal delcnse has
> pure huge order;!
? "may by the cabi
.! four years, it was
l?:n tiie remaining
auu d iutif mouths of tliis
for the coming
\? about $267,000.
17?',.200.000 to be
70.200.000 will be
union contracts in
; the present su
? French air force
i:.'h air force until
1 portion of the
. ..I remain to be
end of this year
.u tanks and mo
- ?;<: intions of $267,
u. ;n<* the normal
>pr rations for na
' up to $1,188,000,000
:> offset German
city, the French
, recent agrce
ai Edward Rydz
???: aider-in-chief of
lvis agreed to
- lo'i 000.000.
LIVING A GAT
Upsetting all iaws of Nature,
two kittens are nursing from a
female doe owned by C. L. Ball.
we>l known WccksviUe larmcr,
it was disclosed by Mr. Bail
According t-o Mr. Bail, the
kittens' mother was killed
' Miortiy after their birth, and
the dog adopted them. The
I don. by way. has never had any
Washington. Sept. 8. ? (U.R> ?
President Roosevelt, heading to
night for Charlotte. N. C.. to ad
dress a Democratic rally Thurs
day. archly read a few homilies
on "spending to save"--a cam
paign theme that developed dur
ing his drought tour?to newspa
per correspondents before lie left.
The observations were from the
pen of David Cushman Coyle. con
sulting engineer of the national
resources committee, one of whose
books recently caused the Demo
cratic national committee to pur
chase 50.000 copies for campaign
distribution. Mr. Roosevelt read
three quotations from another of
Coyle's books at his semi-weekly
press conference, last business of
the day before his scheduled de
parture at 9 p. m.
Whether by accident or design.
Coyle's recent volume, "Waste?
The Fight to Save America." was
lying prominently on the Presi
dent's desk where its bright green
jacket caught the eye of a corre
spondent. A jocular reference to
the book brought a joking reply
from Mr. Roosevelt, who an
nounced he would read from it.
He picked these quotations, sig
nificant in the light of his reitera
tion during the drought tour and
in his fireside chat Sunday night,
of his ideas on governmental
"Money comes not only out of
doing more business; money comes
also out of not suffering losses."
"The money to pay for good
things comes out of not having to
pay for loss and disaster. Soil
erosion losses to date are over ten
billion dollars in money values."
The President paused to remark
that Coyle's loss estimate was far
too low. Then he read the third
"When we look ahead to the
future of our country, wc r.re
forced to decide whether we are
willing to invest money in build
ing up the strength and security
of the nation."
The President had three items
j of news to give out:
1. He expects to announce the
personnel of the maritime board
| within a week.
2. His recent conferences with
Utility Executives Wendell Wilkic
| and Preston S. Arkwright con
cerned temporary extension of
i the TVA's contract with the Ala
bama Power company until a con
I ferencc can be held on a bridge
system for the area tying in pri
I vate utilities.
3. PWA started using some of
i its new $300,000,000 revolving
; fund today by allocating money
l to a scries of projects totaling
i about $7,000,000.
Just before his press conference
; trie President conferred with Sec
retary of the Interior Harold L.
Ickcs, head of PWA, who an
nounced that the government
would dip into this fund within a
few days. There had been a de
lay in using the money because
the President issued new regula
tions requiring the use of WPA
labor on PWA projects.
Earlier in the day Mr. Roose
velt appointed Eugene S. Legett,
former Detroit newspaper corre
spondent. acting executive direc
tor of the national emergency
8:30 Men's Christian Federa
3:00 Price-Wood wedding:
Senior Woman's Club.
8:00 Midweek worship.
Paving Is Now
Third. Broad an-1 Skinner
Avenues May Receive
Hard-surf a" inn; Soon
Will Look I tit o "V\*avs and
Means To Rcp!a< e Span
Over Charles Creek
A new street-paving project to
include Third, Broad and Skinner
I avenue and as many more as pos
sible 10 be suoimllcu uniutuiaieiy
uo tin. iLueiiii government was the
feature ot the regular meeting ol
the city council tast night.
'the group also decided to ap
point a committee to lind some
way and some means to replace
the present antedated bridge ovci
Charics creek on Riverside avenue.
l'he bridge has been much under
discusison for the past several
weeks, and many river residents
have expressed opinion that a
new structure was sorely needed.
The committee to consider the
matter was left to Mayor Jerome
B. Flora to appoint at a later
New sidewalks also became the
subject of much discusison and a
project was laid out to include A
street along with as many others
as could possibly be built.
Mayor Flora reported that the
cost of resurfacing the city's older
bituminous paved streets had been
at the figure of $4,952, out of
which the municipality had saved
30 tons of slag that could be used
where needed, and a quantity of
tar used in the resurfacing that
could not be used other places be
cause of its unsuitability.
Publisher Herbert Peele asked
that the council fall in line with
the county commissioners in ap
proving the highway commission's
selection of a site for the Albe
marle sound bridge. The body
readily approved the suggestion
and ordered resolutions drafted
and sent to the road commission.
Reporting that the market
house tenants had askrd him
about repairs to the refrigerating
system. Councilman Wiley Upton
suggested that the board take
some action to investigate the
condition of the equipment. It
was decided that a call meeting
be held at a later date in the
market house where the whole
council might go over the build
ing and inspect the equipment at
first hand. No date was set for
On motion or councilman jerry
! Hughes the council adopted the
suggestion that a caution light be
placed on Water street at the
junction with the Camden bridge
and that a spotlight be placed at
the intersection of Main and
Poindexter streets. There has
been considerable trouble, was the
report, caused by the glare of
light on Saturday nights making
the traffic officer at that point
hard to see. The new light is to
be directly over the center of the
intersection and shine down in a
large circle to make the officer
plainly visible to motor traffic.
After reading a leter from WPA
Director E S. Askew, who just re
cently moved most of his forces
to Williamston>,in which he com
plimented the 'City, its officials
and residents on the co-operation
shown the government agency,
the council agreed to pay a part
of the rent for the WPA offices
still remaining here. This action
matches that''of the county com
missioners along the same line in
their meeting Monday.
The petition of the county com
missioners that the city do some
thing within two weeks about the
dogs remaining untreated for rd
bics was referred to the police
Donation was made to L. P.
Louis for the benefit of the Boy
Scouts of the city jn the sum of
I $15 to be used to buy uniforms
needed for some time.
License taxes on the shows of
the American Legion and fire de
partment sponsored carnivals to
lie held here in the next two
months were remitted.
SEARCH IS MADE FOR A
CHILD LOST IN DETROIT
Detroit. Sept. 8 ?(U.R)?A day-long
search of a ten-mile area around
Clark Park where Harry Browe, Jr..
20 months, disappear d Saturday,
failed to reveal a clue tonight as
to whether the child was kidnaped
Police and 300 boy scouts said they
found no trace of a grave. A search
began for a "tall blonde woman"
seen near the carriage from which
the child was taken. Etta Huston,
9. said she had seen two women
nearby when Charles Browe, 9, and
Edward. 7. left their little brother
to get ice cream.
A reward of $200 was offered by
I the Detroit board of county auditors
! for information leading to the baby's
| recovery. i
On the Trail of Lindberg
"L\DY FEACE" low-wiii^d Vult^e monaphn? ot liarrv r.rhtnan. Broadway singer, and Dick Merrill, vet
eran DUot which carried "them safely aero s the Atlantic on the first lap of their round-trip flight to Lon
don The Plane is shown taking eff from Floyd Bennett Field. N. Y.. to land at Llandillo. Wales, next morn
ing ' Th- fliers planned a short rest with a return to this country in the first round-trip flight by airplane.
Women of America Asked To
Aid In Caring for Destitute
Children of War- Torn Spain
By MARY FENTRESS
? Copyright, 1936, by United Press)
Paris. Sept. 8.?(U.R)?Spain's fiery
Communist deputy, Senora Dolores
Ibarrburi ? "Passion Flower"?ap
pealed to the women of America
today to aid in earing for destitute
Spanish children, victims of the
The former laundress, widow of
an Asturlan miner, who has been in
Paris for a week, soliciting financial
aid and munitions for the Spanish
government forces, is unable to
-peak French or English, but she
asked the United Press by gestures
and with the help of an interpreter,
to explain to American wrmeu thr
desperate condition of Spain'3 war
This large, homely .nlddle-ag d
woman, who always is attired in
sombre widow's garb, shows the fire
which gave her the name?"La Pas
s'onaria." Telling of conditions in
3pain, she said:
"American women and mothers
throughout the world must realize
that SDanish children today are go
ing unfed and unclothed, and often
on? or both parents are at the
"Women rallied wonderfully In
the brave attempt to save Spain
from the Fascists, but it is the chil
dien wito suffer." she said. "Natur
ally. most of the food is sent to the
front to lerd the fighters, and there
is a scarcity of food and clothing
lor the war orpharts.
"Children shouldn't suff r this
way in Spain's fight for liberty. I
hope American women realize the
gravity of the situation and help us
by sending gifts of clothes, linens
and medical supplies to aid us in
the gigantic task of caring for mil
lions of children who are suffering
in this war."
"La Passionaria" who has been a
pillar of strength in the Communist
party since sh1 led striking miners
in a revolt at Oviedo two years ago.
has been 5 pending most of her time
on the Guadarrama front, encour
ag ng the soldiers. She has uuahak
en faith in eventual government
Minsk. Soviet Russia. Sept. 8.?
<U.R??'The Soviet's annual war ma
neuvers opened today with a bold
statement by Commissar of War
Klemrnti Voroshilov that "we
have many enemies at home and
abroad, but let he enemies abroad
prepare, for we have been ready
for resistance for a Jong time."
At the same time lie revealed
hat a chain of strong, under
ground fortresses had been built
secretly on the west frontier.
The maneuvers began along the
Polish frontier in a heavy rain
and thick fog. Cossack cavalry
and the new underground fortifi-1
cations were utilized.
Opposing forces?"rods" and
ground. neither knowing the
other's location. Details of the
underground fortifications were
not disclosed, but they were un
derstood to be extensive.
OVER RILLING OF SUBJECT
Shanghai. Wednesday. Sept. 0.
<U.R)?The Japanese destroy or Wn
katake was dispatched toward
Pakhoi, tlae destroyer Sanae was
ordered to Canton and another
gunboat was held in readiness to
day as results of the slaying in
Pakhoi last Thursday of a Japa
I STRONG DARE COINTY
i DELEGATION WILL GO
TO FRIDAY HEARING
Ivlantco. Sept. 6.?The Dare
county commissioners reaffirmed
their position with respect to the
location of the Albemarle sound
bridge, and in protest will join
with more than a score of Dare
citizens to go to Raleigh Friday
morning tor an open hearing be
fore the state highway and public
woi ks commission.
A wire from Chairman Way nick
received by Melvin R. Daniels,
who is chairman for this county
of the Southern Albemarle Asso
ciation. this morning advised that
there con be no postponement of
the date set for the hearing of
protest. This will be before the
entire highway commission, and
in anticipation of the large crowd
has been called for setting in the
hall of the house of representa
tives. The meeting starts at 11
A meeting Wednesday in Co
lumbia of the executive committee
ol the Southern Albemarle Asso
ciation will form plans and make
outlines lor the hearing, which
promises to be well attended from
the section of the entire Albe
marle, both north and south of
the sound. Telephone conversa
tion with President Wallace Ta
mil from here today brought out
the information that other coun
ties than those members of Hie
southern association arc to join in
'Continued on Page Five)
On irks In the News
By United Press
STILL ON ITS FEIST
New York, Sept. 8. ? (U.fl) ?The
National Association of Chiropod
ists today ask'd the army to treat
the feet of its men as well as its
horses and mules. "Napoleon once
said that an army marches on its
stomach," said Dr. Harry L. Gold
wag. "But it still marches on its
NOT HAMMER AND TONG?
BUT SHOVEL ANI) BROOM
New York, Sept. 8. ? (U.R) ? Mrs.
Conchetta Marino. 40. wielding a
broom, and Mrs. Margaret Pas-1
quince, with a short-handled .shovel,
leaned out of thnir' .second-story
kitchen windows three feet apart,
today and swung vigorously at each
other for ten minutes. Police broke
up the argument after a medicine
bottle struck Mrs. Pa.squincc cn the
WRONG SOURCE OFPOWER
Washington. Sept. 8. ? (U.R)?'Vis
count Salmouth heard with little
excitement today about develop
ment of an engine powered by the
sun's rays. "What we need in Eng
land is a machine that will operate
on fog," he said.
Dalton. Ga. Sept. 8.?(U.R)?
Hall a dozen persons were injured
and five men described as na
tional guardsmen were arrested
tonight when rioting broke out
while Governor Eugene Talmadge
delivered the final address in one
of the bitterest campaigns in
Preparing to stake his political
future on the issue of new dpal
enmity in tomorrow's senatorial
primary. Talmadge continued his
speech after the miniature riot
had been subdued.
None of those injured was hurt
seriously, although two men de
scribed as national guardsmen and
two deputy sheriffs required first
. An olderty man who was not
identified was knocked uncon
scious as fists and blackjacks flew
after auditors had begun to heckle
The riot marked the final stage
zl Talmadge's fight for nomina
tion to the United States senate,
a fight which will be resolved to
morrow when some 350.000 Geor
gians go to the polls for a pri
mary which in Democratic Geor
gia is equivalent to election.
Talmadge. who early this year
threatened to lead "2,000.000 dis
contented Democrats" out of hie
party because of hatred of the
new deal, is opposed by United
States Senator Richard B. Rus
sell. Jr.. administration stalwart
and a capable campaigner who
never has met political defeat in
The trouble began as Talmadge
reached the heart of his address
Boos and catcalls began to come
from the outskirts of the crowd
In a few seconds fists began tc
fly and. according to the sheriff,
Sheriff Bryant said he ordered
his deputies into the melee when
it appeared a general free-for-ali
was about to develop. The Tal
medge followers claimed that po
litical enemies had started the
After a few minutes' interrup
tion Talmadge resumed his speech
"Russell men always try to
heckle my meetings," the gover
nor shouted. "But that's all light
They're the life of the party."
Tomorrow's primary, culminat
ing six weeks of the bitterest cam
paigning Georgia ever has seen
represents the final pre-election
test of new deal sentiment in the
Successive and overwhelming
new deal triumphs in previous
primaries in Arkansas, Mississippi
Alabama. North and South Caro
lina eliminated the possibility ui
a Talmadge victory tomorrow in
dicating any general trend away
from President RoosfeveJt among
deep south Democrats.
Political observers in the south
generally were conceding that, the
President, will receive the tradi
tional solid vote of the states be
low the Ma-son-Dixon line.
On the other hand, Talmadge's
defeat, would crush the last sem
blance of organized opposition to
the administration in the deep
September, 8. 1986
Highest temperature 88
Lowest temperature 62
Average temperature 75
Barometer reading 30.02
Character of day?clear.
W. H. SANDERS.
Giant Diesel Plane
is Germany's Bid For
New Atlantic Service
Man With a
Tarborc, Sept. 8 ?(U.R)?J. C.
Whitrhun'. can take it. Riding a
motorcycle, he was tossed 18 feet
when his machine : truck a traf
fic wart, landing on his head on
a concrete street. He p'eked him
reif up. unaided, walked to a
hospital where doctors sewed up
tiis head, remounted the motor
cycle and continued his journey.
With Libel Suil
False and Deroga
tory, Says Pennsyl
Philadelphia, Sept. 8.?(U.R)?Dr.
Luther A. Harr, state secretary of
banking, today threatened court
action against Frank Knox, Re
publican vice presidential candi
date, for a statement concerning
banks and insurance companies
during a G. O. P. rally in Allen
town last Saturday.
Harr issued his threat in an
open letter to Knox in which he
demanded a retraction of.the can
didate's alleged assertion that
today no life insurance policy is
secure; no saving account is safe."
"As secretary of banking of the
commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
it is my duty to call your atten
tion to our act of 1909, which
makes it a punishable misde
meanor to utter, circulate or
transmit false or derogatory state
ments affecting. the standing of |
any bank or financial institution
operating in this commonwealth,"
Harr said in the letter.
"Your statement is so sweeping
as to include every bank and
savings institution in the state,
but I will not stand on technicali
ties, If you have information that
one bank or savings institution in
this state is unsafe, I am willing
to accept that as sufficient justi
fication within the intent of the
The banking secretary added
that unless Knox replies to the
letter within "a reasonable time."
he will refer the matter to the
attorney general "for such action
as is warranted."
Harr. a Democratic appointee,
explained that the penalty for ut
tering "false and derogatory state
ments" about financial institu
tions included "a fine of not more
than $5,000 and imprisonment at
hard labor for a term not exceed
ing five years."
HOOVER TO TAKE
I STUMP FOR THE
Chicago, Sept. 8.?(U.fb? Former
President Herbert. Hoover will be
?in a speaking tour in support of
jovernor Alt M. Landon's presi
iential campaign in '?mid-Octo
ber," Chairman John D. M. Ham
ilton of the Republican national
:ommittee announced today.
Hoover left today for New York
after conferring with Hamilton
and confirming previous reports
he would take the stump for Lan
Arthur S. Mann, Not
Brother, Was In Boat
Accident Last Monday
Moyock. Sept. 8.?Dr. S. M.
Mann today corrected an er
roneous impression that had got
ten . b/oad to the effect that, he
was involved late Monday after
noon in the motorboat spill that
nearly resulted in the drowning of
his nephew. Dr. E. M. Mann, and
wife, near the Wright Memorial
The elder Dr. Mann explained
that the third party in the case
was not himself but his brother,
Arthur S. Mann, formerly of Eliz
abeth City but now of Norfolk.
Arthur f>. Mann is the father of
Dr. E. M. Mann.
NOW IN VIENNA
Vienna. Sept. 8. ? (U.R) ? Sun
burned and smiling, King Edward
of Great Britain arrived today for
a brief sightseeing tour before
winding up his Mediterranean
cruising vacation. ?
He wore a gray suit and shirt,
olack tie and white carnation in
his lapel as he registered at a
hotel as "the Duke of Lancaster,"
"Aeolus" T a ke s Off
From Bermuda To
Test Future Run
Roger Don Rae Pilots Tiny
Plane To Win In Final
of National Air Races
New York, Sept. 8.?(U.R)?The
giant Diesel - powered German
Jankers monoplane "Aeolus" was
catapulted from the deck of the
steamer Schwabenland in the har
bor of Horta, Azores, at 10:21.
E. D. T? tonight for a non-stop
flight to Hamilton, Bermuaa. Pan
American Airways announced.
Aboard were Flight Commander
H. W. von Engel, F. von Buddcn
brock, co-pilot; O. Gruschwitz.
mechanic, and II. J. Stein, radio
operator. The flight is the flr-t
of the Deutsche Lufthansa trial
attempts preparatory to installing
the first north Atlantic airmail
The "Aeolus," which means
"God of the Wind," is a seaplane
of the Junkers jumbo type with
twin-tandem engines of 500
horsepower each, now in regular
use on the south Atlantic route to
The plane was to maintain
hourly communication with the
Pan-American wireless station at
Port Washington, N. Y. It ex
pected to reach Bermuda about
Tomorrow at midnight another
ship?the Zephyr?will take olf
in a similar experimental flight.
The Aeolus carried no cargo.
Throughout the day the Ger
man aviators were feted by the
populace and the civil authorities
of the German colony in Horta.
The. Schwabenland launched the
plane in the harbor and steamed
back after the monoplane disap
peared in the west. There was no
wind and the water was smooth.
A brilliant moon made operations
LOS ANGELES MEET
COMES TO AN END
Municipal Airport. Los Angeles.
Sept. 8.?<U.R>?Roger Don Rae. a
long-legged parachute juniper
from Lansing, Mich., piloting a
racing plane so tiny that he had
to double his knees under his ch.n
to fit into the cockpit, tonight
won the $3,000 Shell gold cup race,
final plum in the national air
First prize money was $1,350.
The race was postponed yester
day when fog rolled over the milc
long runways at the municipal
airport, and delayed again today
when small boys pilfered the red
speckled cheese-cloth off the py
lons marking the race course.
A steeplejack was hired to run
up flags to the top of the marking
poles and the race got off two
(Continued on Page Five)
All Ready For
Charlotte, Sept. 8.?(U.R>? Plans
were near completion here today
lor the visit of President Frank
lin D. Roosevelt to Charlotte for
the seven-state "Green Pastures"
rally here Thursday.
Already a carnival atmosphere
was pervading the south's "Quern
City" as bunting, flags and pic
tures of Mr. Roosevelt appeared
on business houses and on the
"We are preparing for and ex
pecting the greatest crowd in the
history of the south. All will be
welcome and all will be accommo
dated," said Haywood Robbins.
chairman of Die rally.
To make good the promise of
accommodations for all, a housing
committee was canvassing private
homes for space as hotel reserva
tions filled rapidly.
Five southern governors- from
Virginia, South Carolina, North
Carolina, Tennessee arid Florida
?arc expected to be on the plat
form when the President makes
Two others ? Governor Bibb
Graves of Alabama and Governor
Eugene Talmadge of Georgia?
wore invited, but Governor Graves
wired regrets and Governor Tal
madge was expected to remain in
his home state because of the pri
All Charlotte residents have
been requested to leave their ears
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