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. i HE DAILY Independent
, 30 min W., moving NNW, 8 m.p.h.
_ 1008 COMBINED WITH THE INDEPENDENT, A WEEKLY ESTABLISHED BY W. 0. SAUNDERS IN 1908 1936 ? .
" 1-uMUhe.l l.w, I>?v iwHwh-ut iM.hlisU.ng Co. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C? TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER If), 1936. ' EnU'feJ at the City. X. c. SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS J
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Is , . / !>oast;Fu
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I >r Factories
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I ? moving troops
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I attempt to
disaster to Ger
I .ni realize that
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the channels
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'? fascist Italy
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before us. We
v ? tnosc countries
>1 solutions. But
a mo course is in
( i ail countries."
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rd*- congress. said
?>' ualist state will
outside world so
>li.u v. or Id leaves Ger
.oripelled to regard
? ;u> Germany as
?; my and we shall
?V it the Soviets at
? ? Spanish disas
t: many."
and likewise the
t. tn_-k of nazi Ger
: accomplished by intro
?: two years of military
safeguarded Ger
C- tram rearmament was
? European pacifica
vrng higher taxes.
. teners that more
.'ould b? needed.
.' ill not be asked
to donate, but will
sive." he said,
uggestcd the
i u< '? n .e campaign
private citizens
to git re up part
for support of the
-1' n.d duty.
r poke in a voice
. week of speech
"? rs .carcely rec
?f?' rman press re
dy current Rus
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its population.
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h. as soon as it
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I : enemies to
I iff d kill -
I ot-.inembered
I younii
1 ii into Wild
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I and apparently
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I w.c, recent.
I s at ion ol the
I killing might
| >ai< time auo.
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I lot near rail
? . ? offered the
I ? technique of
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I i'.on" several
| tonight's
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I a. in elsewhere
I last year.
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American Expedition
Find* Buried Treasure
New York. Sept. II. ? ill.Ri?
Cyril von Bauniann returned to
day trom the jungle?, of Ecuador j
where he end Andre Kocsevelt. |
ecu; in cf the pre ident. have I
been rrarching for to t eities.
They ercpt pa*t head.hunting
tr'bes. he raid, and escaped from j
makes 60 feet long. After 50 days j
they came to a rrction of the !
jungle where no white nvan is
; uppc'cd to have been, and there
they ft und a buried eity.
Fcrtcrs brgan to dig. All day
they worked and at last their
rpade^ turned up something. It
was an Ameriean dime ? dated
1834!
Fliers Leave
Plane loMeel
Rescue Crew
Rickenbacker On Way To
Ai<l Riclunaii and Mer
rill Salvage the "'Lady
Peace.
St. Johns. Newfoundland. Sept.
14.?<U.R'? Harry Richmand and
Dick Merrill, who flew to England
on a "birdmen's holiday." escap
ed with their lives today when
they shot out of a dense fog just
as the motor of their monoplane
"Lady Peace." began spluttering
and plunged the ship into a soupy
bog to end their round-trip trans
Atlantic flight.
The $95,000 Vultee monoplane
sank deep into the mire at Mus
grave Harbor. 140 miles north of
here, shattering its propeller and
lurching over on one wing tip.
Both fliers were bruised and
scratched. Only a break in the
fog prevented their crashing to
death, a fisherman said.
The radio crooner and the vet
eran pilot, decided tonight to
abandon efforts to drag their sil
I ver-blue plane out of the mud and
will go down to St. Johns tomor
row to meet a relief expedition,
i Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker. gen
eral manager of Eastern Air Lines,
i was headed north from New York
with five men. They took off at
10:06 p m. EST. and were expect
ed at Harbor Grace or St. Johns
at noon tomorrow. Richman and
Merrill planned to meet them and
I lead the party back to the scene
of the crash.
"I can't drag much out of
| those two birds, "a startled wea
ther-beaten fisherman from Mus
j grave told the United Press. He
? Continued on page five*
Spanish Rebel
Forces Claim
V ictories
Lisbon. Sept. 14.?(U.R)? Span
ish rebels claimed victories Mon
day in every important sector ex
cept Toledo, with important ad
vances on the north coast and in
the insurgent drive toward Ma
drid on the Talavera front.
The offensive on the north coast
; was reorganized, with Bilbao, loy
! alist seaport of 350.000 population.
; next in the path of the insurgent
steamroller. The victorious north
ern rebel army, which took Irun
and then San Sebastian, was giv
en a five-day rest by Gen. Emilio
Mola before the attack on Bilbao
| is ordered.
The presence in Bilbao of some
150.000 refugees in addition to the
normal population of 300,000 has
made a complicated task for the
I popular front defense committee,
j Fishermen were ordered to re
j turn to work to provide food for
! the population. The percentage of
sickness in Bilbao is abnormally
high, with some typhoid, and au
thorities ordered physicians to or
j ganize mass treatment.
Efforts of neutral diplomats ac
! credited to Madrid to evacuate
' women and children from the Al
i cazar in Toledo, where, with a
1 thousand rebel fighting men. they J
have besieged for two months,
failed last night. Efforts by the
diplomats to make another at
tempt today were delaved
uBoy Genius"
Of The Films I
Dead At 3 7
Thalbeig, the Husband of
Norma Shearer, Dies of
Pneumonia at Height of
Career.
By THEON WRIGHT
United Tress Staff Correspondent
Hollywood. Sept. 14. ?(U.R>?
Death today snapped the fairy
story career of 37-year-old Irving
Thalber-r. "boy genius" of motion
pictures, who rose from a $35
a-weck stenographer to one of the
half dozen biggest men in show
business.
The boyish-looKing producer
and vice president of Metro-Gold
wyn-Mayer, husband of one of
the screen's most beautiful wo
men- - Norma Shearer? died at
Ins home in Santa Monica from
Lobar pneumonia.
Thalbcrg caught a head cold
while vacationing in the northern
resort town. He returned to his
Santa Monica home, where the
cold developed into pneumonia.
Last night his illness became
acute. Oxygen tents were rushed
to the seashore home and shortly
after midnight he sank into a co
ma.
Miss Shearer and his mother
and father. Mr. and Mrs. William
Thalbcrg. were at his bedside. J
In spdc of his youth. Thalberg
had been associated with motion
pictures for nearly 20 years. He
talked himself into a job with
Carl Laemmle. former chief of
Universal productions, after a cas
I ual social meeting at the home of
Thalberg's grandmother in Edge
mere. Ijong Island.
When the frail young steno
grapher was only 19. Laemmle
whisked off to Europe on a vaca
tion. leaving Thalberg in charge
i of his California studio.
In a short span of years, the
"boy wonder" of the film busi
ness had rattled off a series of
successful films climaxed by one
of the greatest of the early "sup
er-colossals" ?"The Hunchback
I of Notre Dame." in which the late
Lon Chancy starred as the mis
shapened gnome. |
Thalberg's habit of jotting
notes 011 a shirt-cuff led to his)
I romance with Miss Shearer. He
? Continued on Page Eight)
WOULD-BE ASSASSIN
OF KING IS GIVEN
A YEAR IN PRISON
London. Sept. 14.?(U.R1?George
Andrew McMahon was convicted to
day of "preventing a gun with in
tent to alarm" King Edward and
was sentenced to 12 months of hard
labor.
The jury, which h'ard McMahon
tell an involved tale of international
e pionage, deliberated only ten min
utes.
McMahon. a middle-aged jour
nalist. made no attempt to evade
punishment.
"I want to go to prison," McMa
hon said. "I want you to give me
the heaviest sentence you possibly
can. Only by remaining in prison
can I save my life from those I
have given away."
"f suggest that the story of this
plot is a product of your imagina
tion." said Attorney General Somer
vell on cra-s-f xamlnation.
"I wish to God it were," McMa
hon said.
McMahon iaicl he understood that
if the original plot on King Ed
ward's life failed, another was to
be made in France.
Gabrilowitsch ?
Pianist?Is Dead
Detroit, Sept. 14.?<U.R)? Funcr
cral services for Ossip Gabrilow
itsch. internationally famous con
cert pianist, composer and direc
tor of the Detroit symphony or
chestra, will be held Wednesday
afternoon at Orchestra hall.
Gabrilowitsch, who was 58. died
at his home today after a lengthy
illness. At his bedside were his
wife, the former Clara Clemens,
daughter of Mark Twain, and
their daughter. Nina.
The body will be interred in
|ihe family burial plot at Elmira.
N. Y? where Mark Twain and his
wife are nuried.
Sound and River Bridges for the Albemarle
Region, Already Built, Planned Or Proposed
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Readers of newspapers in the
Albemarle are reading about state
highway bridges and their loca
tions. often with only a hazy
idea of what it is all about. Capt.
M. P. Hite has drawn a map for
The Daily Independent that will
make a lot of this bridge talk
comprehensible. Existing highway
indicated on this map by black
bridges and proposed bridges arc
bands.
1. The location for the propos
ed over Albemarle Sound, select
ed by state highway engineers
and contract for which, we are
told, will be let in 90 days.
I 2. Proposed highway bridge af
I fording a yearly air line route
from Columbia to Elizabeth City,
championed by C. W. Tatem. pres
ident of the South Albemarle as
sociation and rejected by the
present administration.
3. Proposed bridge over Alliga
tor river, providing an extension
of N. C. route 64 to East Lake and
Manns Ilaibor. Not yet in the
planning stage.
4. Proposed bridge over Croa
tan Sound .carrying the extension
of Route 64 to Roanoke Island.
Not yet in the planning stage.
6. Proposed bridge to make pos
sible an airline route from Ply
mouth to Edenhouse Point. Re
| jec ted by present administration.
6. Existing bridge over Croatan
Sound, between Roanoke Island !
and Nags Head.
7. Wiight Memorial bridge, be
tween Point Harbor and Kitty
Hawk.
9. Chowan river bridge.
Of the eight bridge locations
shown on the map only three
have been built and a fourth, the
Albemarle Sound bridge (1), has
been approved and money for its
construction made available. In
the course of time every bridge
shown on the map will be built.
I Human beings always get the
I things they set their hearts upon
I if they don't lose heart.
Quartet Is !
Cuba Bound
Town Talks
Elizabeth City tongues have been
wagging for the past few days
about a double elopement to Cuba,
with a married man and an
estranged young matron with a
small child as two of the princi
pals. And it i3 intimated that seri
ous troub'e for the parties con
cerned may arise out of the whole
sorry mess.
The parties involved are Ran
dolph <Dicki Dozier. 27. a salesman;
George N. Barry, a bookkerper; El
sie Richardson Mann, estranged
wife of Rex Mann, a salesman, and
Myrtle E. Venier. wife of Robert S.
Vpnicr. a machinist.
The four left here about ten days
I
'Continued on Page Eight)
Republicans Are Leading
As Maine Returns Come Im
i
(Galley Copyright) i
Portland. Me., Sept. 14.?(U.R^?'
Republican candidates for U. S.
senator and governor spurted in
to the lead late tonight when re
turns from more than one-third
of the state's precincts had been
tabulated in Maine's "weather
vane" election.
G. O. P. congressional aspirants
likewise were ahead except in the
third district where Rep. Ralph
O. Brewster <R> and Wallace M.
Mabee <D> were running neck
and-neck.
Returns from 54 of the state's
033 precincts gave:
For senator? Ken Wallace II.
White, Jr.. <R> 51.203; Gov. Louis
J. Brann -D> 46.040.
For governor-- Lewis O. Bar
rows <R? 55.507; F. Harold Du
bord <D' 38.080: Benjamin H. Bu
bar <Ind.) 1405.
Eastport, Me.. Sept. 14.?(U.R)?
Eastport. site of the controversial
Passamaquoddy tidal project re
cently abandoned by the new deal,
went overwhelmingly for Gov.
Louis J. Brann, democratic can
didate for U. S. senator, in today's
election.
Brann polled 1466 votes here,
compared with 364 for his republi
can opponent. Senator Wallace H.
White. Jr.
Jn the 1934 gubernatorial race,
Brann polled 906 votes here, com
pared with 571 for his republican
rival. Alfied K. Ames.
SPANISH POLICE
LEVY ON TREASURE
* Madrid, ?fept. 14.?(U.R1? Police
raids here today yielded jewelry,
rash and stocks and bonds total
ing more than $14,040,000.
Search of the home of Marquis
San Nicholas Denora, who disap
peared from Madrid when the rev
olution started, yielded royalist
flags and photographs of former
kings. 5,000,000 pesetas in stocks
and 125,000 pesetas in cash, po
lice said.
Nine houses owned by the mar
quis were seized. His safety depos
it box in a bank was raided and
found *o contain 90,000.000 pese
tas in stocks, bonds, cash and
jewelry. Ail was turned over to
the director general of public se
curity.
Quirks In the-News,
By UNITED TRESS
New York. Sept. 14.?(U.R)?Pa
trolman Francis X. McFarland
was baffled today when four boys
were reported missing in his pre
cinct. Then it occurred to him
that school opened today and that
the hookey-playing had started
early.
Lost Ecstasy
Kansas City. Mo.. Sept. 14.?(U.R)
?Police Director Otto P. Higgins
j today pleaded for lime to find a
banned motion picture film when
court ordered it produced. "Of
all things to lo,te"' the court, said.
The picture was "Ecstasy,"
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Golden Opportunity
Tulsa, Okla, Sept. 14. ?(U.R)?
Production of "Murders of the
Rue Morgue" by a radio station
seemed assured when a woman
volunteered to fill the role of
screaming woman. She screamed
satisfactorily in rehearsal, then
left without giving her name, say
in:. "I wanted to scream about the
heat all summer. Now I'm satisfi-}
ed."
Pope Pius Warns Of Spread Of Bolshevism
One Of Most Important
Speeches Pope Has Made
Given World By Radio
Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Sept. 14.
?(U.R>? Pope Pius XI today warn
ed the world that the spread of
Bolshevism in all countries
threatens the very foundations of
:ivilization.
In a passionate address to ref
ugee churchmen from Spain the
aged, worried pontiff gave his of
ficial blessing to a militant cru
sade against communism and hdd
out the Catholic church and the
Catholic religion "as the one real
obstacle in the way of those forces
which have given a sample and a
measure of themselves in subver
sive attacks on every k-ind of or
der from Russia to China, from
Mexico to South America."
The address, one of the most
important the Pope has ever ut
tereck was radiocast to the world.
Wearing white robes, a white
skull cap and pectoral cross the
pope addressed 350 bishops,
priests and other religious and lay
faithful exiled from Spain, say
ing:
"Beloved sons exiled from
Spain, a Spain so dear to us and
now so desolate that it fills our
heart with an utterly inexpressi
ble tumult of afflicting and con
flicting feelings and emotions,
your presence here would make
us weep for the bitterness which
afflicts our hearts."
When the pontiff first appear
ed the Spaniards cheered and the
pope, surrounded by members of
the papal household, waved to
them.
"Beloved sons," the pope said,
"the doings which your presence
brings so vividly to mind are
something more than a mere suc
cession, however impressive, of
devastations and disasters. They
arc likewise a school in which the
most serious lessons are beina
taught to Europe and the whole
world?to a world now at least
wholly steeped in, and snared and
threatened by, subversive propa
ganda and more especially to a
Europe battered and shaken to its
very foundations."
His hands trembled when he
read certain passages, especialiy
dealing with communist propa
ganda. His breathing was heavy,
especially when he referred to the
courage of the Spanish clergy.
"These tragic happenings in
Spain speak to Europe and the
whole world and proclaim once
more to what extent the very
foundations of all order, of all
culture and of all civilization, are
being menaced," the pope said.
"This menace, it must be added, is
all the more serious, more persis
tent and more active by reason of
profound ignorance and a dis
claiming of the truth by reason of
the truly Satanic hatred against
God and against humanity re
deemed by him in all that con
cerns religion and the Catholic
church.
"What can the Catholic church
do but deplore and protest and be
seech whenever and wherever con
tradictions and hindrances are ta
ken at every step to the youth, to
the family, to the people?
The pontiff was emphatic in
declaring that wherever war is be
ing made on religion and the Ca
tholic church it is in alliance with
the forces of subversion? and for
the same disastrous purpose.
Possibly speaking of Germany
the pope referred to "a press that
'Continued on Page Five)
SUSPECT INSURANCE
KILLER IS ARRESTED
Kansas City. Mo., Sept. 14.?dJ R)
A powerfully-built man who night
ly donned shabby clothes to fre
quent the city's colony ef derelict*
today was charged with operating
an insurance murder business.
The suspect, Charles D. Ernest.
45. was arraigned on a murder
charge in connection with the death
of Harry H. (Crying Hanki Burk?.
Burke died last March 23 of in
juries to his brain, allegedly suf
fered when Ernest beat him.
Other charges were filed in con
nection with the beating of dere
licts. all of whom had been injured
by Ernest, it was charged. Ernest
has been held more than a week
while detectives and insurance com
pany investigators took depositions
from the homeless men with whom
Ernest visited. Six deaths are un
der Investigation.
TODAY'S LOCAL
CALENDAR
A. M. 1
8:30 Men's Christian Fcdera- '
tion
P. M. i
3:30 U. D. C. at Mrs. A. G. i
James'
4.00 Intermediate Girls'
Aux. First Baptist <
6:15 Young Womens' Aux. <
First Baptist i
6:30 Kiwanis Club
7:30 Drum and Bugle Corps
practice at courthouse.
8:00 Eureka Lodge Masons; '
Jr. O. U. A. M.; Royal Ambas
sadors First Baptist; Caidinals
football practice
American's
Flee In Haste
From Bilbao
Destitute Nationals To Re
ceive Aid From Red
Cross Funds
Washington, Sept. li. ?(U.R>?
American diplomats and 15 U. S.
citizens hastily fled from Bilboa
aboard the U. S. S. Kane today af
ter Spanish rebel headquarters
broadcast a warning that the
ports of San-Tander and Bilboa
would be mined tonight.
Twenty foreigners who also had
been advised that unless they de
parted immediately they would be
unable later to pass through the
mined polls likewise fled the
town, the state department an
nounced.
Word that the ports would be
mined came to the department
from Consul Wiliiam E. Chap
man at Bilboa. He was instructed
to close his office temporarily at
once and depart aboard the Kane.
(Continued on Page Eight)
The President
Is To Confer
()n Insurance
Wa 'hington, Sept. 14. ? (U.R) ? A
surprise announcement that Presi
dent Roosevelt will confer tomor
row with a group of insurance ex
ecutives led to speculation tonight
over the campaign significance of a
|J-. epublican charge that "no life in_
surance policy, no savings bank is
safe" under the New Deal.
The white house announcement
was devoid of details as to the per
sonnel of the conferees or tpe sub
ject to be discussed. ''
The charge originally was made
by Frank Knox, Republican vice
presidential nominee, in a speech
at Allentown, Pa., last week. Re
publican National Chairman John
D. M. Hamilton was asked whether
he subscribed to this view. He said
he did.
Knox' charge drew a counter at
tack from Democrats. The Pennsyl
vania secretary of banking threat
ened tIre G. O. P candidate with
prosecution und*r a state law pro
hibiting false statements regarding
bulks and insurance companies.
Demands were made that Knox
present proof.
Knox, however, made uo further
statement and Gov. Alf M. Landon
so far lias taken no part in the
controversy.
Former President Hoover and Al
fred E. Smith, both of whom hap
pened to be attending a meeting in
New York of the life insurance com
pany in which they are directors,
declined to comment on the de
velopment.
A canvass of insurance compan
ies in Hartford, Conn., national in.
urance capital, failed to reveal any
executive who had an invitation to
the conference or knew anything
about it.
It was understood that the con
j fcrence was planned, however, be
fore Pfr.ox made his char??. The J
j 'Continued on Pace Five)

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