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|l,l'r' H " ,90s COMBINED WITH THE INDEPENDENT. A WEEKLY ESTABLISHE D BY W. O. SAUNDERS IN 1908 1936 ' _ :?. iNihliOiwI Km-tv I>?> ILveirt Sun-lay by Tht? lin1f(M<n<lciit IVihlisUtnti Co. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1936. a,?,u-.u? SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS M I. N" '"I " ' Resident Pledges iSeW Power Projects; liberals Join F.lkR. JlXH'M'H S Shin I Major Slalt* incut |, ;|! Wreak Vicious ('.ri-io i?y a Wise ! .'iililie Policy kates , |?. rlia Mas IVevenl ,. | ili: I omialion of a Culili' I'oliry \k:> h.arkness .. suit Correspondent v. ;.t U 'U.R' wi' today pledged I - : n nice more pub ..nincnts if neccs a' -vicious circle" . i ?: i'.v keeping low from tlie masses, greater use of ?it: in: about a new it ion" by the next which factories ;? from the cities > only between 20 ! i' !:. >r speech with Prcsident chal , [lower experts hi >n to "human J ? ite the new which is po votir command over i ? that clectrici . because it is not i . is not widely it is expensive" is a vicious circle !:< n. end wise i i "ij) to break it." ? it his administra i. r noted Tennessee i ? clams in the Boiiucr dam in the ?n . (.hand Coulee and ? riie northwest, the prove to be the force , ? vicious circle to j r ? h rred. Vii'lilittnal Projects ? not sufficient, the liuihonal meritori 1 iuMi? development r voiced this defi i'u address featuring v'.nn of the third inference. Leaders h.i an private utilities 1 he poke in Con : * -k'd into the important re ?iv the vicious cir ' cheap electricity the masses aw limiting the' '( El ght ) TODAY'S LOCAL CALENDAR A M. 8"30?Men's Christian Fed eration. 1 SUNDAY 0:30?Church schools. 11:00?Morning worship. 7:00?Young People's league. ] 8:00?Evening worship. Land on Is Preparing For Maine Speech Tomorrow W ill ( limax Weeks of Plan ning for Campaign NEPOTISM i Officials Fmplov Kin Is , Charged by KepnSdi- < ran Committee Portland. Maine. Sept. 11.?<U.n> Maine Republicans made elabor- < ate preparations tonight for to- , morrow's visit of Governor Alf M. Landon of Kansas, first Repub- , lican presidential candidate to ( visit the state in 20 years. I Landon's speech here tomorrow night will climax weeks of exten sive campaigning for Monday's "weather-vane" election, so-called ? because it is the first 111 the na tion. Special railroad trains and air planes will bring loyal G. O. P. adherents from outlying towns ; and cities. More than 2.000 per- i sons were expected to join in a parade to Portland stadium, where Landon will speak. ; Already a speakers' stand has been erected in the center of the baseball diamond and extra bleachers have been built to ac commodate the expected thou sands. In event of rain, the rally will be held in the nearby Expo sition building. Democrats remained confident ' of ultimate victory in Monday's election despite evident rejoicing in Republican ranks over Lan don's visit. Roosevelt supporters regarded the Kansas governor's invasion as "a definite confession that the Republican cause is ex tremely weak." Interest centered in the contest for United States senate between the Republican incumbent. Wal lace H. White. Jr.. and Demo cratic Governor Louis J. Brann. NEPOTISM CHARGED Washington. Sept. 11.?(U.R>? The Republican national cornmit 'Continued on page eight> Democrats To Have Aid Of The Liberals La Luardia and La Follette Take Lead In Forming I'nion With Progressive Aims. SECRET VOTE Vdvocate Amendment To P e r m i t Congress To Override the Supreme Court. Bv MARTIN KANE United Press Staff Correspondent Chicago. S pt. 11.?(U.R>?The na tional Progressive conference, at tended by 118 liberals of varied >artv designations, late today voted ?ndorsement oi Franklin D. Roo e ?elt for president to present a unit ed front for "the only Progressive candidate who can be elected." Reason for their decision was contained in a resolution adopted unanimously. which said: "All reactionaries at" united to regain political power and to r:tain "conomic |x>wer. Progressives must t>e united to attain the two objec tives essential to the preservat;on of the American form of govern ment. namely increased production of walth and a fair distribution of wealth as it is produced year by rear." ^ The resolution declared reaction aries are united behind Gov. Alfred M. Landcn of Kansas, the Repub lican nominee. "They know they cannot win against united Progressives," the resolution continued. "Hence they hope to win by dividing Progres sives. Once attaining power they propose to keep it by whatever ruthless means are necessary. Critical Condition "In this cr.tical situation divisions of lib rals has only one result and that is direct support for reaction. Progressives, regardless of good mo i Continued On Page Eight > "Aeolus" Now At Bermuda; Takes Off Tomorrow Hamilton. Bermuda. Sept. 11.? rU.R??The Deutsche Lufthansa fly in? boat. Aeolus, which took off from the deck of the mother ship, Schwabonland. a few miles off the. Azores last night, arrived at 4:30* p. m. today. The Aeolus is a sister ship of the Zephyr, which arrived at Port Washington. N. Y.. last night from Horta. Both flights were in con nection with surveys being made by the German air line in its plans for establishment of a regular trans-Atlantic airplane service. The Aeolus is expected to take off at 8 a. nr. tomorrow and arrive at Port Washington between 2 and 3 p. m. to join the Zephyr. Both planes will then await ar rival of the Schwabenland on Sep tember 1G when preparations will be made for the return flight to the Azores. The Aeolus made the 2.063 miles from Horta to Hamilton in ap proximately 22 hours. Baron A. W. Von Braddenbrock, second pilot and vice president of the Lufthansa company, said the Diesel -powered monoplane flew only GO feet above the water dur ing the day and 900 feet during the night. He and First Pilot H. W. Von Engel relieved each other every hour but Wireless Operator Stein was on constant duty. Fourth member of the crew was Mechanic Groschwitz. Harbor craft gathered swiftly about the plane. The Lady Nel son bound for Boston dipped her flags in salute. Weather Statistics September 11, 193S Highest temperature ...90 lowest temperature 69 Average temperature 79.5 Barometer reading 30.05 Rainfall 0.12 Wind direction?southwest. Character of day?partly cloudy. W. H. SANDERS. ;in' War Continues On j ?iuny Fronts Spain i\e<ln Deny Any Ii'uce ?t'mi day. Sept. 12.?, j | battle raged near ' I - 'he outcome of < ?mine the fate of b >K)dy Spanish >? d <55 miles I >pital battled '""mi defenders with >ault at their I- 'T"'M. artillery, cav- I The loyalist lilfeiied and inlanders called anticipating ",fl "by the in- j battle" to I forces were ' f-a-v,..' , ' north coast of r :". : : bcl army re t of besieged ri prepared to Within San 1 ' and Basque fought among ?'?h-ol. thus lcss 1 fore ttie insur bv day. ? ?"?visional gov i...sued an uiti? ?o loyalists ' an. allowing i -i'ion of women tlie summer destroyed, avv on the ;,b the Red wounded and burying the dead, but there was no official announcement of casualties. In Madrid, the private secre tary of Premier Francisco Largo Caballero exploded reports abroad that the red government was con sidering a truce. He pointed out that the Caballero government was formed precisely to not dis cuss a truce but to "fight the war to a victorious end, not an armis tice." Reports liersisted here that a revolutionary movement was spreading throughout Portugal, but they were not confirmed in that country. Portugal's govern ment is fascist, and anti-fascist elements wish to aid the embat tled Madrid popular front govern ment. reports which get past Por tuguese censors indicate. Typhoid Epidemic Refugees from Oviedo, and the Madrid government also, say that a typhoid epidemic has broken out in besieged Oviedo, with 72 deaths occurring in one day. The government claimed the city was d'ximcd. Haggard, starving rebel officers commanding the battered Alcazar fortress in Toledo, under siege and artillery bombardment for two months, conferred in the cel lars of the ancient fort on whether they should surrender, since with the 1.200 fighting men are more than 200 women and children. Only Riding Around Says Young Girl Prisoner Says Companions Left to Make Their Way Bark to Washington "We were just naing and were not going anywhere in particu lar." stated Margaret Anderson. 14-year-old Washington. D. C. girl, held here since Thursday night for Capital City police, when questioned late yesterday regard ing the circumstances leading to her arrest and detention. Margaret, along with three young men, Juiius Shang, 23. Woodrow Eason, 20. and Robert Kiik, 20, was picked up early Thursday night by State Highway Patrolman Louis B. Lane in ac cordance with a telegraphic re quest from Chief of Detectives Thompson of Washington. There should have been two other girls in the party, according to the telegram. But the three boys and the Anderson girl were the only occupants of the Willys-Knight roadster at the time of their ap prehension. Margaret Anderson at first de nied that she knew the other girls mentioned in the telegram and stated that she was the only girl who accompanied the three boys on the drive from Washington But yesterday she told the keeper of the county home, where she is being detained, that there had been two other girls in the party, but that the other two had left the car in Elizabeth City, stating their intention to hitch-hike back i to Washington. This was corrob orated by Mrs. Elizabeth Eason,. mother of Woodrow Eason. who stated that when her son visited her at her home here Thursday afternoon he was accompanied by three girls and two boys. Meanwhile, a federal officer left Washington last night to come h"-re to take the four young people into custody. FIVE FORMULAS FOR SUICIDE ARE TRIED; FINALLY THEY WORK Baltimore. Md . Sept. 11.?(U.R? Peter Antol. 34-year-old iron maker. impatiently used four dif ferent means of committing sui cide to kill himself todav. He apparently became tempo rarily crazed after a quarrel with his wife. He hit her with an iron pipe, fracturing her skull. Then he tried to drown himself in the bathtub. This didn't woik. Next Antol made a noose from one of his wife's dresses and tried to hang himself from a Mghting fixture. The dress broke and he fell to the floor still alive. He then swallowed a bottle of poison. This was too slow. He rushed into the kitchen, stuck his head in the gas stove oven and turned on the jets. Neighbors found him there and rushed him to a hospital where he died. Shortage Of Buildings Is Now Acute Indications Are, However, a Period of Large Build ing Activity Ncars A definite shortage of housing facilities, both residential and .'omniercia), is reported by local real estate men, who say that they ire finding it increasingly diffi cult to meet the calls made upon them. "Elizabeth City needs more ' lomes and more apartments," .aid L. M. Twiford, young realtor, with offices in the Virginia Dare \rcartc. "I have around 250 JwelJings and stores on my rental ist, and today I have only one louse available on the entire list." S. E. Tillett. another agent with :lose to 100 houses on list, re ported that lie had but two va cancies. A similar report comes from J. Ciiff Sawyer, who says that not only has he no residential prop erty available, but that he finds the utmost difficulty in finding places for commercial applicants. In loce.ting the Pioneer Fur com pany here a few clays ago, Mr. Sawyer said that the site finally selected was the only one which the company found suitable for its business and that a check-up discloses that the only mercantile sites available for future demand appear to be the former home of the Duff Piano company on Fear ing street, a small store on Co lonial avenue and perhaps one or two more of similar size. The only Main street location now open is the new building ad joining the First Citizens Na tional bank for which, it is under stood. there arc a number of ap plicants. Any further commercial housing demand would have to be met by the renovation of a few iContinued On Page Eight) BLUM MOVES TO ENI) FRENCH LABOR ILLS Paris. Sept. 11.?'U.R>?Premier Leon Blum tonight reconvoked the Matignon conference to ai citrate differences between labor and in dustry in order to settle strikes promptly. Blum summoned representatives of employers and workers to meet in the presidential palace in Ma tignon Monday to strengthen re sults of the last conference, which brought settlement of a strike epi demic in May and June. Prac tically all of the workers' demands were met at that time. Blum was expected to tell em ployers at the new conference that they must enforce th^ principles of the collective contract without delay, while the employes will be reminded that under the collective contract they are required to state their claims a week in advance of striking. Violation of the agreement along those lines resulted in the new flurry cf strikes. I <rf A^irv W * /" I G/he<BAfsJK CLERK TUC S'ODA JLRKE.R HELL'S RECRUITING STATIONS "That was a devil of a note, two young bums under the influence of liquor following a respectable young woman up an elevator and to a room in a local hotel the other night, and one of them forcing his way into her room." It was the Soda Jerker speaking. ?'It was all of that." assented the Bank Clerk; "but so long as hotels encourage venal women to occupy their rooms, you can expect young bucks under the influence of liquor to go to a hotel in search ol a wo man when they want one." "That's news to me," said the Soda Jerker; "I thought all re spectable hotels refused to rent rooms to common women." "Your modern hotel doesn't turn down any guest, male or female who has anything of an air of respect ability and who observes certain rules of deportment. In fact, most commercial hotels encourage com mon women to occupy certain rooms, for the benefit of traveling men who want such women handy We used to keep women who were for hire confined to a red light dis trict; but when the churches brought pressure to close the red light districts, the chippees scat tered all over creation and took up their abodes in hotels, apartment houses, boarding houses and, lately in tourist camps. And then too, back in the gay nineties it was easy to tell a common woman from a virtuous woman. That isn't pos sible any more. Back in the gay nineties a prostitute was distin distinguishable by her peroxide hair, ?routed lips and powdered face. Today, three fourths of the women you meet on the streets are made up like the chippees of the nine ties." "And they smoke, cuss, tell dirty stories and show off their antomy like the old time hussy." said the Soda Jcrker. "But if lain't too personal, what do you actually know about these women who work the hotels?" "Personally, little or nothing." said (he Bank Clerk. "T only know such conditions exist because it is common knowledge. Personally, if I wanted a date with a free wo man I would shun the hotel type." "Why?" asked the Soda eJrker. "I'll tell you why," said the Bank Clerk: "The common woman who plies her trade in hotel rooms is about the lowest typo of female 011 earth. She is absolutely at the mercy of (Negro bell hops up'on whom she is dependent for her cus tomers. and most of them not only are forced to share their profits with the colored bell-hops, but in the end are forced to submit them selves to the bell hops if they are to make a living." "Hell's bells!" exclaimed the Soda Jerker in amazement. "Hell's recruiting stations," said the Bank Clerk solemnly. Germany and Russia Talk Back & For ill German Attacks On Bol shevism and Jews Con tinue as Soviets Reply Nuremberg, Germany, Sept. 11. (U.R>?Fuehrer Adoll Hitler tonight made a new onslaught on bol shevism and the Jews at the Nazi party's congress of honor. "We want to build up our rcich after our own ideas and not after those of the bolshcvist Jews," he said. Ilitlcr spoke in the vast Zep pelin meadow before more than 100.000 political functionaries and about 120.000 other Germans. He warned the communists never again to try to conquer Germany and reiterated his determination to work for peace. "Our only prayer all these years hps been for internal and exter nal peace," the chancellor said. Ail who behove thev can in vade aiid destiny this nation may know this," Hiticr said concern ing In.; peaceful intentions, but. in warning to communists, he added: "If our oicl adversary at tacks us again, he will know us. We have once vanquished him. lie also must not believe it will be possible to instill poison into our nation from without." Referring to himself as a 'prophet." Hitler said: "I toll you prophetically that this rcich has known only the first few years of its youth. It will grow for centuries and it will be great and brilliant." The anti-Jewish and anti-bol shevist keynote of the party con gross was emphasized by all speakers today. Moscow, Sept. 11.?(U.R)?The newspaper Pravda, official com munist party organ, today ridi culed the Nazi "congress of honor" at Nuremberg, calling it a circus and deriding scathing anti-bolshe vist attacks by Fuehrer Adolf Hit ler and Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels. "The new member of the circus program was the heavyweight champion of the world anti-bol shevik struggle?Goebbels. In the area was a dwarf with crooked limbs and a huge caricature nose, the complete clinical type of de generate," Pravda said of the Ger man propaganda minister. "Apparently it was only for his pccial services to the fascists that lie did not fall under the German sterilization law. It is not acci dental that we are dwelling on this?using respectable words? unprepossessing appearance of the chief theoretician of German fascism, this apostle of the purity of the German race. "Goebbels is the face of the Nu remberg congress. In him as in a phial was presented the qutntes ;ence of anti-soviet propaganda and German fascism." MUSSOLINI, THE MAN WHO W OKE UP THE BRITISH London. Sept. 11.?(U.R^?A Brit ish monument to Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy, inscribed "The man who woke up the British em pire just in time," was suggested today by Air Commodore Pere grine Fellowes, leader of an ex pedition to Mount Everest in 1933. Speaking at a luncheon of air pioneers, Fellowes said: "For many yeais we had the idea in our heads that everybody loved the British empire so much they would go to any limits to preserve it. Only recently has .ii tic sanity percolated through. I think we can really say from our hearts. 'Thanks, Signer Musso .ini,' for had it not been for him we would still have been sound asleep as we were 18 months ago." W. C. JONES SUICIDE. W. C. Joner, 52, white, of North Road street, extended rrminitted suicide at .'5:25 o'clock this morning by taking poison. Jones took the poison around 2:2ft o'clock and died about an hour later at Brock's Service Station, on North Road Street, extended. It is said that dh mct'tic troubles were responsi ble for the deed. In fact, Jones, who had been separctcd from his wife for some months, had threatened suicide several J times. i U. S. PROTEST IS NOT CLOSED Washington, Sept. 11?(U.R> ? The United Stales government refused today to consider the bombing of the American de stroyer Kane in Spanish waters 12 days ago as a "closed inci dent" and instructed diplomats in Madrid and Seville to urge loyalist and rebel leaders to re rev/ efforts to identify the at tacking plane. Secretary of State Cordell Hull who announced this govern ment's pes'tic'.i in the incident, indicated that his action should not be interpreted as a new "n premutation" to the warring chkSftiins in the strict diplo matic. construction placed on the word. The maneuver, other offi cials explain, keeps the bombing an "open matter" and thus per mts further protests by the American government in the event the identity of the mysteri ous plane w determined. FATHER COUGI1LIN ASSAILS NEW DEAL New York, Sept. 11. ? (U.R) ? Father Charles E. Coughlin, ad dressing a raliy of his National Union for Social Justice at Ebbets field tonight, said there could be no "new deal" under the present economic system. The Detroit radio priest was cheered wildly for 15 minutes when he was introduced by John P. Bramer, state supervisor, as "the man who speaks with the voice of God." "Let no candidate for the presi dency tcil you there is a new deal as long as the present economic system prevails." Coughlin shout ed. "This is not a contest between candidates but a contest between the basic doctrine of Christianity and that of the old paganism which is trying to rise today. "Was man made for the consti tution or was the constitution made for man?" Coughlin asked. "Let us begin with the NRA. The national recovery act which did not recover but point by point, I admit, developed into the WPA. and these points by the way were pin points. "This legislation could have been constitutional, out Mr. Roose velt then, as now, could not sur round himself with efficient men and when the national recovery act was invalidated the genial General Hughie Johnson went his blithesome way." Mention of Johnson's name drew a chorus of boos, but Cough lin raised his hand. "We should not boo the dead." The audience roared. '"fihen Ickes came along and others." he continued. "They went to the President with new pieces of legislation, as new. my friends, as new as a 10-year-old piece of limburger cheese." The Highway Comission Stands Fat On Its First Choice Of Bridge Sites Words Fly Tliivk and Fast In Hearing Unique In Heated Contentions TATEM PROTESTS Sharp Division Between Representatives of the Sections Affected Raleigh, Sept. 11. ? (U.R) ? The Siate Highway and Public Works commission late yesterday afternoon definitely and finally adopted the Leonards Point-Sandy Point loca tion for th? proposed bridge across Albemarle sound, despite tl?e fervid protests of a large delegation from Tyrrell and Hyde counties and the telegraphic protest of Elizabeth City business leaders. "We adopted this location," said Chairman Capus M. Waynick of th? Highway commission, ''because it is the cheapest and most convenient site, and because we believe it will serve the people south of Albemarle sound so as to develop to the fullest their potentialities." The hearing before the highway commission in Raleigh yesterday was one of the most heated hear ings yet held before that body. Fighting- the state's propoed location for the Albemarle sound bridge was a large delegation, headed by C. Wallace Tatem, of Columbia, and backed by proxy by most of the business leaders of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank county. On the other side of tha question, tire state's approved location, was up held by a delegation headed by Mayor E. W. Spires of Edenton and Mayor J. B. Flora of Elizabeth City. Heated Debate Words flew thick and fast on the floor of the 1*11 of the House of R preventatives, where the hearing was held, as the opposing factions fought for the bridge location they approved. Personalities were not spared in the heated discussion that took place, and seasoned observers agreed that it was one of the "hot test" hearings ever to come before the State Highway and Public Works commission. Stat? Highway Commissioner Ju lien Wood, of Edenton. came in fY much criticism during the divcus s on because of the fact that the location approved by the state terminates in the midst of thou sands of acres of land owned by the Wood family. Chairman Waynick. however, in his formal statement, denied that the commission had given any thought or consideration to whose land the proposed bridge might benefit. Protests that Elizabeth City busi ness men were "misled" by the com mission when it announced the lo cation for the new bridge were voiced by C. W*. Tatum, Tyrrell (Continued On Page Eight) Southern Albemarle Association's Choice Of Site Is Endorsed Here Convinced at the 11th hour that they had been misled and mis guided in their support and en dorsement of the Albemarle Sound Bridge location approved by the Slate Highway 6c Public Works Commission, a group of 18 Eliza beth City business leaders met yesterday morning and after a lengthy discussion dispatched a telegram to the Highway Commis sion endorsing the Dewey Point Reid bridge site and casting their lot with the Southern Albemarle Association. Those attending the meeting were: A. B. Houtz, M. L. Clark, M. G. Morrisette, R. L. Garrett, C. O. Robinson, E. S. Chesson, Sr., W. B. Zimmerman. P. W. Selig, W. E. Griffin. J. B. Leigh, C. W. Ward. R. B. Shecley, J. A. Ilooper, W. Ben Goodwin, Buxton White, W. O. Saunders, Graham W. Bell and D. Walter Harris. Thr> telegram, copies of which were sent to every member of the State Highway 6c Public Works Commission, to Chairman Capus Waynick and to President Wallace Talein of the Southern Albemarle Association, read as follows: "The undersigned citizens of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County, respectfully suggest that the demands of the Southern Al bemarle Asociaticn with respect to location of Albemarle Sound Bridge should be respected. The interests of Hyde and Tyrrell Counties should be given first con sideration. We are supporting Southern Albemarle Association in its petition for the airline bridge route. Columbia to Elizabeth City, via Dewey Point and Reid Point." This telegram was expected to throw something of a bombshell into the hearing in Raleigh on the bridge location, since self-appoint ed spokesmen for this city and county has assumed that they were speaking for the entire city and county in their endorsement of the .Sandy Toint-Leonard Point loca tion that was approved recently by the State. The sentiment of these local I business leaders, as revealed at the ! meeting here yesterday, was that Elizabeth City would be willing to wait for a year or so for the Al bemarle Sound bridge if, by wait ing. the longer and more expensive bridge would be built instead of the very unsatisfactory Sandy Point-Leonard Point bridge. "The State Highway and Public Works Commission is definitely and strongly pledged to the build ing of a bridge across Albemarle Sound," said one local business man, "and if they can't lind enough money to start a bridge at the Dewey Polnt-Reid Point lo cation this fall, we would prefer that they wait a year or so and then build us a bridge where it wii do us the most good."