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. ,, jay and Friday, ex- . ? I I 9i ? W /_? I I V B j ^ 9 B ?p| 9~"^ jl ^ I I 9 1 ^1 I Sandy Hook to Hatteras: Gentle variable undrrshewers Thnrs- B 9 3 I J I / % ? I 9 H 1 i J? ( J | 9 J 9 9 / I J [ ^ 9 winds and fair weather Thursday, ex in temperature. ? i ^ " cept possibly local showers. 1908 COMBINED WITH THE INDEPENDENT. A WEEKLY ESTABLISHE D BY W. 0. SAUNDERS IN 1908 1936 ___ZIIZIZIZZIZZIZIIZIIZZIir , ,r I'liMi-hrl l.xrr, P*v I"**-*"" l?ub!UU,?s Co. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1936 Application Ko^ry^SwoBd-ClM. SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS A New Wave of Death Spreads Over Spain Both Kebels and An ai-thists Threaten s;im Sebastian POFI I FLEES flKH.* Aii'irfhirt* Fire Gas )||)M n?|, Oil Tanks To jV. n. to Oeenpaiiey <ltf?-s. Spain. *fP* 9 ? 1 it I lancisco Fran ? i uidct-in-chief. _ inlrr.ifw with the f,r? tonight. said the s?,nish rev?l?tion was an up ,iiin? ??* alt order-loving in the nation" u.iin-t .<nn ehy. I njsh t'? make it defi n,tf|\ iKir that what has happened in Spain since July i: w.?s not a military pronun (iaiientn similar to others in the pel. including the roup t>v Piinm IK Rivera. Franco Mhl. It is an uprising by all oiih-i-loving elements against elements oi disoider and an arch.v m in*- had they been Pit (?> ,ii * omplish their de stiut live activities. would hate ltd the country to ruin." San Sebastian. Spain. Sept. ? _ - _ \ gigantic deal was un,|- i w?v here tonight be tuf.it.itil intlioiities and at tliking rebels in an attempt to sue vui -Sebastian's hotels and lillas trom being blown to pifefS. tn.irrhists in the city were blocking the deal because ?hev want to light until the last wall falls. Rebels were willing t? grant amnesty to all of the city's inhabitants pvrpt the anarchists. Rebel I'onnianders insisted that thev would shoot all anar chists on sight. Toledo. *spain. Sept. 9.? -\n tin limed, blindfold ed man walked up to the ?ills of the ancient Alcazar t'>niiiit and railed on the ! .'hh rebels, within to surren der fhev refused. Then Major R?io ?t the hnalist army that i; besieging the historic for oess of Mfonso the Learned wn! back ?<? his comrades ?>id reported Immediately g">einn?ent fortes began to bombartl ibe \|?.i/ar with ar ti'Kr * and bombs dropped ?r??m planes. B. ? VI III I f HOM ES . United Press ? - r*; . .Spain. Sept. 9. '.vin a war raged streets of San Oct?i ird Ba>que na i Ui? streets and rebels ders at barri 'l the summer ; ? i-ou sands of ?H ???>'. nn muleback > -raid Sante.nder -a.s and anarchists Sebastian with de : - i -unite mines and 'iare been set by \ ,1 vp'qoi planes be ? nt of tire "Jewel es* today. The ' - i fellow defend r so the city can ib? ? Mola. northern oi dered early ?ifv after inspect ' forces which i i |rr^ Wary used four miles ? Hind difficulty i-'o" While every f 'i at fold to buy made frantic ef ?ii ' ' ity. machine ? i m a continu .- nbuibs. where i.'ountering loy ? range combat. nten**d mob sit i- ii with piles of i heir household ? i i'likr ts and sheets ?o be taken ?i' |l-n warships. arships refused si p.fje three) ^??atlier Statistics ;>ti>p,li'r 9. 193fi 92 69 80.5 ...30 05 ' : it. Cloudy. w H SANDERS. They Picked Up the Pieces - i THEY ACTUALLY had to pick up the pieces last week-end when a big t Dodge truck, now a. mac. of wreckage as shown above, collided with an Auburn passenger car near Frederick burg. Va. The truck was so cocn | pl.'tely demolished that it had to be picked up piece by piece and loaded t on another truck to be brought back here for insurance adjusters to look ; at it. The truck was owned by Ralph Mead.- of Simon's Creek The two ; occupants of the truck miraculously escaped with a few scratches, but two N groes in the Auburn were killed. <Photo by Miles Clark.) Cherokee Indians install Roosevelt 'Chief White Eagle' i President Motors Through the Great Smoky Mountain "National Park Before Addressing the Green Pastures Rally at Charlotte Today Asheville. Sept. 9 ? (U.R> ? Pr.'si den t Roosevelt, newly-installed as ?Chief White Eagle" of the Chero kee-. drove toward Asheville tonight I on the final leg of his journey to the green pastures" rally of Deep South Democrats at Charlotte, to- j morrow. The chief executive was hailed by ( | more 'than 30.000 persons a s he i drove through Knoxville. heart of ithe Tennessee Valley Authority power spiderweb. and turned east-' : ward for an automobile tour through the Great Smoky Mountains Na- j I tional park. Crowds of more than 30.000. lining j I gaily-decorated streets, shouted en thusiastic greeting to Mr. Roosevelt as he was driven through Knoxville ; after leaving the presidential spe cial there this morning. The president made no response ether than to wave his grey hat and smile at the crowds. Tomorrow he is to deliver a major address at the green pastures rally, which more than 50.000 Democrats from seven Southern states are ex pected to attend White house at taches said the address will not b? of political character, but many observers felt the president would touch upon some campaign issues. With major political leaders of j the South in his party. Mr. Roose- | iContinued on page threei France Once More In Grip I 01 Strikers By RALPH HEINZEN United Press Staff Correspondent | Paris. Sept. 9. ? <U.R> ? Strikes which paralyzed French industry ; three months ago and caused I ; workers to occupy hundreds of ! factories were revived today. Thirty thousand textile workers i struck at Lille and took possession i of factories to enforce demands j I for 10 per cent wage increases. Twenty thousand metal work j ers continued in occupation of in dustrial plants at Marseilles. They : were in control of 80 factories. After a series of incidents last I night the situation became calm j at Clermont Ferrand, but 7.0001 workers continued on strike in the ! Michelin Tire Works and refused J ' to leave the plants. The strike situation emphasized | the importance of a communique issued by Leon Jouhaux. president i of the General Confederation of Workers, in which he reaffirmed his loyalty to Premier Leon Blum's i popular front cabinet. Jouhaux. however, asked France. ; England and other countries to ! reconsider their neutrality and i non-intervention policies in the Spanish civil war. He asked' France to demand convocation of the League of Nations council to proclaim the international right I of nations to aid the established . Spanish government. At the same time .Jouhaux; warned French workers against unauthorized "stay in" and other , strikes. The General .Confederation of [ Labor demanded that the cabinet oblige employers to respect the! agreements which formed the ba sis for ending the strikes of three i months ago. Jouhaux said the General Labor ! I I Confederation would continue its I solidarity with the Madrid govern I mcnt. Threat of a waterfront tie-up 1 increased when 1.2UU dock work- j j ers quit in Le Havre. Jones Is fSew | Philippine Coinniisionei Washington. Sept. 9.?<U.R>?Ap- | pointment of J. Weldon Jones as I acting high commissioner of the' Philippines during the absence of j j Commissioner Frank Murphy,) Michigan Democratic gubernator-) i ial candidate, was announced to- j night by the war department. Jones, who was notified of the: I appointment today, has been serv ing as financial advisor to the Philippine government. Murphy is on a two months' leave of absence without pay. ef fective from September 5. in order to conduct his campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomina tion in his home state, Michigan. FASHION SHOW IS SET FOR SEPT. 18TH A bevy of lovely girls 'and hand some young men will model the fall styles on the stage of the Carolina theatre from 9 to 9:30 p. m. Friday, September 18. in the 1936 Fall Style Show, it was an nounced yesterday. The clothing firms that are to participate in the show are E. S. Cliesson &: Son. Hurdle's. Sawyer & Harris. D. Walter Harris, Belk Tyler and Rucker & Sheely. Each firm will be allowed as many as five models. The Chamber of Commerce Merchants' association, sponsors of the show, intend hereafter to put on fall and spring style shows each year. TODAY'S LOCAL CALENDAR A. M. 8:30 Men's Christian Fedora- | tion. 10:00 Meeting of the Execu tive Board of the American Legion Auxiliary. P. M. 7:30 Meeting of Cub Scouts j at First Methodist church. 8:00 Red Men: Rebeccas. Eastern Star. Troop 1:">2. B. S. A., will not meet tonight. j Gov. Talmage New Deal Foe On Short End La3l Southern Enemy of Roosevelt Policies Ap pears Defeated OTHER PRIMARIES Result In Widely-Scattered States May Hold Clues Atlanta. Ga.. Sept. 9.?^U.R)? Governor Eugene Talmadge. last great anti-new dealer of the Dem ocratic deep south, apparently was going down in defeat tonight in a bitterly contested senatorial pri mary. Smashing into Talmadge strong holds in the Georgia back coun try. United States Senator Rich ard B Russell. Jr., was leading the bitter foe of President Roose velt by two to one. Claiming the vote shows confi dence of the people of Georgia "in President Roosevelt, and their de termination to go forward with his progressive program." Russell apparently was gaining a majori ty of county electoral votes, neces sai.v for nomination under Geor gia law. Incomplete reports from 129 of the state's 154 counties gave: Popular vote: Russell. 97.080; Talmadge. 45.659. County unit vote: Russell. 290; Talmadge. 42. To gain the nomination, tanta- j i mount to election in Democratic Georgia. Russell needs only 206 of the total of 410 ballots. Many of the counties comprised in the tabulation which gave him 290 county unit votes still were in complete. but if the present trend continues, his election seemed as sured. "Words are inadequate to ex press my gratitude for the great victory." Russell said. "It makes me feel very humble. Georgia spoke today, and. as always, in Democratic tones. "This overwhelming vote ex- . presses the confidence of the peo- j pie of Georgia in President Roose velt and the. Democratic party, j and their determination to go for- ' ward with his progressive pro- | gram in building a greater coun try." Talmadge. scanning returns at a downtown hotel, refused com- i ment except to say: "I am a long ways from con- j ceding." Other Primary Election Returns WASHINGTON STATE Seattle. Wash., Sept, 9.?<U.P>? Returns from Tuesday's primary| today showed a close fight be tween Governor Clarence D. Mar tin and John C. Stevenson for the 'Continued on page thre?> The Surprise Store Has Its Opening Sale Friday A. M. Of interest to thousands of shop-1 pers thruout the Albemarle is the I announcement of the opening sale : of The Surprise Store. 221 North i Poindexter St, at 9 o'clock Friday morning. The Surprise Store is no stranger in Elizabeth City. It was first open ed in Elizabeth City in 1934 in its present stand, but the store was badly in disrepair and when S. Brill, the owner, had an opportunity to dispose of his stocks of mer chandise last winter, he sold out and gave himself a breathing spell while extensive alterations and re pairs were made on the store. The Surprise Store looks like a new place today and will greet its public with new stocks of fall and winter merchandise at its opening sale Friday morning. Bargain hunters will find much to interest them in The Surprise Store's full page ad on another page of this newspaper today. Envoy ? " * WILLIAM PHILLIES, former Un der-Secretary of Statp, is shown leaving th? White House in Wash ington after being sworn in as Am bassador to Italy. He will succeed Breckinridge Long in Rome. 4 i " Knox Given More Time To Retract Penna. Ranking Head Says Maybe Candidate Did Not Receive Letter Philadelphia. Sept. 9. ? (U.P^ ? Frank. Knox. Republican vice presi dential nominee, today was given 'wo weeks grace by Dr. Luther A. Hair. Pennsylvania Department of Banking head, to retract statements concerning financial institutions made in a campaign speech in j Allentown. Pa . last Saturday. "I'd like to give Colonel Knox a leasonable time to reply to my lettrr." Harr said. "He is a busy I man. and besides, he may not get my letter promptly, since he is trav eling around the country. However. I believe that two weeks is a reas onable time for a reply." The banking secretary threatened to prosecute the Republican candi date unless a statement of retrac tion is in his hands by Septrm- , ber 22. Knox was quoted a? saying "No life insurance policy is secure: no sa-.ings account is safe." in his speech at Allentown. Harr po:n:ed out that there is a law in the state banking code pro viding $5,000 fine and five years im prisonment for anyone "spreading false reports about banks or finan cial institutions." J. P. SIMPSON DEAD James Pritchard Simpson, aged 77. died at 9:25 o'clock last night at his home at 701 Morgan street. Besidns his wife, he is survived by two daughters. Mrs. J. H. Parker and Miss Myrtle Simpson: a son, William F. Simpson: a grandson. Charles Vernon Ray Sawyer; three brothers. S. K. Simpson,. W. H. Simpson and K. I). Simpson. Funeral services will he con ducted l'lom the home at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, with the Rev. E. R. Potts of First Baptist church officiating. Interment will be made in Hollywood cemetery. ["Quirks In the News ROUTINE f Omaha. Neb.. Sept. 9.?(U.R*? ' Mrs. J. J. Yager is used to it now. c M. E. Mills' auto slipped lbs brakes ( on the hilltop two blocks away, sped down the hill and crashed into the Yager home, smashing the porch. Mrs. Yager didn't even ( loo kup from her ironing. "It's 1 the 10th time that's happened." i she said. ( I TENDER-HEARTED t Pittston, Pa.. Sept. 9.?(U.R>? 1 Anthony Munlry, C4. a tender- ' hearted teacher, never whip lie. I f his students. The sehoul board ? l backed him. but parents asked for I 1 mother teacher because he was 'too easy" on their children. To lay Muiiley asked for a transfer o a new school. LABOR WAR Atlantic C'ity. N. J., Sept. 9.? U.l>)?Forty-eight bathing beauties 'cprcsent.ing every state in the inion in the "Miss America. 19315" contest filed complaints with the irogram committee today that die schedule of dancing and pa ?ading by which they will be diminntcd "was entirely too dnnuoiis." The committee said .hose not following the program ivould be disqualified. J Excursion Ship SunkoffBoston In A Collision All Are Saved After Crash; Women Give Eye-Wit ness Storv of Wreck " By HOMER JENKS Boston, Sept. 9. ? (U.R) ? Only rapid rescue work averted a major marine disaster tonight when the coastwise passenger steamer New York rammed and sank the ex cursion steamer Romance in thick fog at the entrance to Boston's outer harbor. The 38-year-old, 1,240-ton Ro mance foundered in deep water 20 minutes later*but not until its 159 passengers and 53 cre.v mem bers had been transferred safely to the New York, either over lad ders or by lifeboats. The New York, owned by the Eastern Steamship Lines, was out bound from Boston for New York. The New York's first radio re porting the collision was the sig nal for the massing of all avail able coast guard and naval craft at the scene. The coast guard cutters Mojave and Faunce put out of Boston navy yard along with the navy tug Iwana, while the cutter Harriet Lane sped from Gloucester. Several 125-foot pa trol boats and smaller coast guard craft also lesponded. Pretty Vivian Simonds of Lynn told this story of the collision: "We were in >ths music room. The orchestra had just finished playing tiid 'Poet and Peasant' overture when there was quite an impact. ' Some of the passengers were knocked down. They fell over chairs. A few women got rather hysterical, but I don't believe they were really hurt." Mrs. Alice V. Feeney. young | Boston mother, who was return ing on the ill-fated Romance from an outing at Provincetown with her five-year-old daughter, said: "My five-year-old daughter. Ann Marie, and I were sitting in the music room on the lower deck of the Romance tonight. Sudden ly through a window opposite me I saw a big white something mov ing toward us. "I ran to the window. I saw we were going to bump another ship. I grabbed the casing of the window to keep from falling. When the bump came, Ann was knocked over a chair. /in ii cnea a nine. Dill ll wasn't because she was fright ened. It was because she was bumped. "The next thing, a member of the crew opened a cabinet of life belts in the music room. Some one put one on Ann. I put one on myself. "We ran to the second deck. Someone hoisted Ann up a ladder to the New York and I followed." More than 100 passengers were transferred safely by this method to a deck of the New York. The remaining rescue work was per formed with lifeboats which were filled with passengers and lowered on the starboard side. The Romance, which formerly was operated in southern New England waters under the name of the Tennessee, was owned by the Bay State Steamship company and next Sunday would have com pleted its first season as a Boston Provincetown excursion steamer. It was captained by Adelbert C. Wickens of Boston, who only this morning appeared before United States steamboat inspectors here to answer charges of negligence brought by the Cape Cod Steam ship company, a rival line. The hearing was postponed when Captain Wickens said he had to take the Romance on its daily voyage. "Captain Wickens. you are not going out in weather like this, are you?" asked Captain Charles M. Lyons, United States hull inspec tor. "Oh. yes," Wickens replied. LIBERTY LEAGUERS DONATE TO MAINE CAMPAIGN FUND New York. Sept. 9.?(U.R)?Mem bers of the American Liberty league have contributed more than $50,000 to the Republican cam paign in Maine, the Democratic national committee said today. The committee based its assertion on' figures revealed by the senate campaign expenditures committee. The Democratic committee re leased the following figures of the senate committee which examined the books of the Republican treas urer in Maine: Pierre S. duPnnt, $5,000; La mott duPont, $5,000: Irenee du Pont, $5,100: Henry B. duPont, $2,500: A. Felix duPont, $5,000; Abby A. Rockefeller, $3,000: John D. Rockefeller, $5,000: John D. Rockefeller. $5,000: Alfred P. Sloan. Jr.. $5,000: Ann Archbold. $2,500; John D. Archbold. $2,500: J. P. Morgan. $5,000: A. Atwator Kent. $1,000: W. H. White. Pc- | publican candidate for senator, j $2,000; Senator Frederick TTalo. | $1,000. Hitch-Hiking Hen A Currituck chicken, hanker ing to see what life is like in the city, hitch-hiked to town late yesterday afternoon but was ?o scared when she got here that ?he was unable to appreciate the sights of the town. When 'fully Williams, district supervisor for the resettlement administration, who lives about 17 miles from here hi Currituck county, got out of his car in ( front of Pender's store on North Folndextcr street early last night, he was amazed to see one of his chickens crouched on the run ning board cf the car, close up against the front fender. The chicken had ridden there all the way .rom Williams' home, near Currituck Courthouse, to Pen der's store. The poor chicken was scared j almost .stiff when .Williams pickrd her up and placed her in a bcx for safe transport back to the barnyard. He said she was the first chicken of his to dis play a liking for travel. Navy Man # Is Self-Accused Of Bigamy Local police got the shock of their lives Wednesday evening when one L. P. Rider. 27, of Bal timore. walked into local police headquarters and stated his desire to surrender himself on a charge of bigamy, a charge ranked as a felony in this state. Rider stated his case to As sistant Police Chief Marion E. Mcades and Prosecuting Attorney j Walter W. Cohoon Wednesday afternoon, a warrant was drawn, and bond for his appearance at the November term of superior court was set at $250. Rider spent last night in the county jail, but his parents are expected here to day to arrange bail and let him return to his work as ship's cook, second class, on the U. S. S. Seattle For ten years Rider has been in the government service. Dur ing one of his earlier years in the service he met a girl in the Philip pine Islands and married her while stationed there. But the marriage didn't pan out and the couple separated while Rider planned for a divorce. But be fore the divorce materialized. Rider met and fell in love with another girl and they eloped to South Mills, Camden county, where they were married before Justice of the Peace Spencer on June 10. 1934. Later Rider realized that he should have waited until his di vorce was granted before marry ing a second time. This thought preyed on his mind. Wishing to have a clean service record and deeming it best to face the matter now than to have the spectre of it arise to haunt his wife and baby j at some later date. Rider decided j to surrender and take whatever ? verdict the law might hand down in his case. He surrendered in Elizabeth City because of its nearness to South Mills, the scene of his sec ond marriage. Under the law such cases may be tried in any county in which the surrender is made. It was the first time in local I police history that a party un wanted by local authorities sur rendeied to them on a felonious charge. Frisco Police Are Ready for Trouble j In Shipping Strike San Francisco, Sept. 9.?"J.R>? The Dollar Steamship Lines late today paid off the deck crew of the liner President Hoover and prepared to place a cfew of its own selection, drawn from outside the Sailors' Union of the Pacific, aboard the strikebound oriental cruise ship. The move was likely to precipi tate violence at pier 42, where the President Hoover had been held since Friday by a dispute between the sailors' union and the ship owners over employment of 25 year-old Charles Brenner, a sea man. Police prepared for trouble by j moviii!' 30 officers, (ear pas ami oilier riot equipment to the pier. | U. S. Navy Plans Battleships With 16 To 20 Inch Guns I ' I Calibre of Armament Will j Wait On Possible In ternational Accord GO TO HAWAII Next Year's Maneuvers To Take In from Alientians To Wake In Pacific i Washington, Sept. 9.?(U.R>?The United States navy awaits only an order from President Roosevelt to begin immediate construction of tv/o new battleships which will be | armed with guns of 14. 16 or "possibly 20-inch" calibre, de pendent upon an international ac cord on the size of these weapon's. Secretary Claude A. Swanson said today. Simultaneously he disclosed that American fleet maneuvers in 1937 would be staged in Hawaiian and north Pacific waters in May and early June. The exercises will be held in approximately the same area as those conducted in 1935. Asked pointedly if there was any significance in the navy's decision to work out its problems again in the Pacific. Swanson drawled: "No. I think not. We want to get acquainted with Pacific waters so we will be able to meet any problem that may arise there." The Pacific waters in which the fleet will maneuver embrace a tii angle between Seattle, Wash., the Aleutian .islands and the Ha waiian groyp. Although Swanson would not designate the area to day. it was learned the ships and planes of the fleet will work as far west as Wake island. To a question regarding what plans, if any. this government had for fortifying Guam, the cabinet officer snapped: "None." Change of Fleet Strategy? Seated beside Swanson as he held his first press conference since he was stricken ill months ago was Admiral William H. Standley, chief of naval opera tions. who served as acting sec retary of navy during Swan son's absence. Standley had indicated that it might be necessary for the United States to revise its entire naval coast defense plans as tne result of the alleged sale of con fidential naval data by John Semer Farnsworth, former lieu tenant commander, to Japanese navy officers. Farnsworth has been indicted by a District of Columbia giand jury and is in jail awaiting tiia). Today. Swanson was asked if a careful study had disclosed that 'Continued on pag? thrp?> 24 Nations Move to Stop War In Spain London, Sept. 9.?(U.R>?Repre sentatives of 24 European nation-1 met at the British foreign offi * today for a concerted effoit to keep the Spanish civil war from spreading. Their efforts were hampered by the refusal of Portu gal to participate. The conferees. diplomatic rep resentatives of nations which have pledged themselves to n?itraii'v in the Spanish carnage, devoted a great deal of time to selecting a name for themselves. They fir-al ly decided to be the "International Committee for Application of the Agreement Regarding Non-Inter vention in Spain." Diplomats representing nations friendly to the Madrid govern ment commented that refusal of Portugal to participate three"m,id to wreck the committee's effort*. The committee, after informally discussing the possibility of ex tending an embargo on arms, mu nitions and aircraft to Portugal, decided first to publish the replies of virtually all Eurouean govern ments to Prance's invitation to join in the non-intervention rem. paign. It also decided to publish, the laws or decrees now evf?*?mr or- soon to be issued by each co try concerning an embargo to Spain. The Portuguese letter declining to participate in the meeting said that Portugal wirhed to ob serve the committor's opnr? Moris bufoj-e makinrc a final decision Whatever is anrced upon, i< ?;?s , understood tire coinmillcr'r; au thority would he only advimiy and thai ca> h "ovcinnv ut can | fit her carry out or reject the com mit tee's suvuost ions.