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on or ni?lit. NW at 8 m.p.h. 1908 COMBINED WITH THE INDEPENDENT, A WEEKLY ESTABLISHED BY W. 0. SAUNDERS IN 1908 1936 -J sS^==^:=iT=:======^ ELIZABETH CITY, N. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1936. Entercd at ?i,y' SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS plot To Assassinate President Of Spain foiled; A rrests at, ?f Madrid May ivtormiiHHl In Aerial Battle -S|.;\K TOLEDO ...?IS \rr Ordered ?l'^ VnM*r?ran Kinl.it?> ^rP!- 22 ... ^ur)-Details . , , itiate President ; Premier Francisco ? :icr his'i of unvrnment the .ecret j>olice [f , vict'ni - of the ; j fnbterated by , ? u: included Air .1 ; rn.i.'lecio Prieto. ' . j c : nmuM deputy p.t. - on Flower, and j jiaug da. loyalist com t; J ;e l,'?nng. Juan A rand < wer? mizin? tin* con evdly wa> fi ; . >n of the Count M x < disc it >ed at ? lay at which ? i appointment ju-t Left Republican, to '.v >rk.-\ meet 1114 it was ? re tilt- of report s Barajn.s air Madrid. Carmen r fiance. Bruno .ere-ted Carmen. . nr. en:-educated, names of Madrid who naution to the Barnes of Fa.-c government 4 '! v">32 pe etas in and iewelrv. worth approxi 'lie outbreak of |9 trial'* Fat* I P tn Air L ? o"p'. 16 A).P> o-day of '?><>tL as of $5. . ;>i mc .-hot >?:! '!" to de <?? ? of Tula ? l'x'k-'d just i r. 63 miles o.i i battle omd and day Su dd ;i>";ide th? . i ? ? t and on its o : ite of th? n Kmc Five) m Than Half Merchants To Pay I License Penalty 1 p? t cent of the indi I ? o; }K?rations I . ab' : l City ' '*> pav a live per rent I Urge licenses I ? ar. i' I la ? night by Wal r police officer I collecting I pence, approxi I id been col I a ? night. I t anse of 550 I rporations in I n ing The I . ; ptembcr 1. n? penalty for I to 1 ? ? t! oir li V probably I court and costs as well ft Kn | law covering | tx-cn pur I vears is like I year. I imber of dc I are well I the same I years, ac IN"pt,m'"-r I.",. 1<)36 86 62 30.34 < loud J SANDFR8 TODAY'S LOCAL CALENDAR A. M. 8:30 Men's Christian Fcdera- i tion 10:00 Genior Cie.ss Assembly ; ECHS P. M. 2:30 Junior Class Assembly l ECHS 3:00 Senior Woman's Club 8:00 Cardinals practice Murphy And Brucker Are In The Lead Michigan Waits On Detroit Returns To Deeide Pri mary Baltic Results Detroit. Sept. 15.?<U.R>? Sen. James Couzcns. new deal republi can. appeared to be losing ground | tonight in his battle to win nom ! ination over former Gov. Wilbur M. Brucker in the Michigan re publican senatorial primary. Ia the state's other major intcr-par ty battle, Frank Murphy, high commissioner of the Philippines, and the Roosevelt administration's choice to swing the state into the democratic column, was leading , George W. Welsh. Grand Rapids, in the democratic gubernatorial fight. In returns from 445 precincts, mast of them upstate. Murphy had 13.854 votes to 13.159 for Welsh. Murphy was expected to run stronger in Wayne county "IX troit > where the \ote was not yet recorded. i Rrports from 492 upstate pre cincts gave Brucker 45.158 votes I to 27.909 for Couzens. The Detroit vote was expected to cut down the Brucker major ity. In the republican gubernatorial race. Gov. Frank D. Fitzgerald was rapidly outdistancing Ins only op position. Col. Roscoc Conkling Fitch of Detroit. Reports from 455 precincts gave Fitzgerald 57.424 to 9.345 for Fitch. Democratic senatorial candi dates were faring badly. The lead er of this group. Rep. Prentiss M. Brown, had polled only 9.807 votes from 492 precincts, but his nom j ination was indicated. TOXEY HOME IS AGAIN ENTERED For the seconu lime iliis year I burglars entered the home of M. j N. Toxey at 904 West Church street when an entry was made on Tuesday morning by means of a side window. Total sum of the haul this time was only fifty cents in change taken from Mrs. Tox py's pocketbook on the china cab inet. Officer Marion Meads investi gated the call at 4:15 a. m. yes terday morning. Fingerprints on , the window sill and mud tracks in i the front rooms of the house were the only clues. Tracing the bur glar's movements from his foot ! prints, it was found that the two I front windows on the porch were tried and found locked, the rob ber then proceeding fo the side j where lie found an unlocked sash. Earlier this year some night prowler gained access to the house and made away with ap proximately $43. 'LADY PEACE' IS PULLED OUT OF SWAMP TO BEACH St. Johns. Nfld., Sept. 16.-(U.R> ?The $95,000 monoplane "Lady Peace" in which Harry Richman and Dick Merrill crashed in a bos on their return flight from Eng j land, was dragged out of the j.swamp to a beach tonight by a I large force of fishermen. The men worked strenuously throughout the day and finally succeeded in pulling the ship from i the mire in Musgrave Harbor. 140 miles north of here. Capt. Eddie i Rickenbacker, heading a rescue i crew of five, prepared to leave Carbonear near here at midnight ; by motor launch with spare pro peller blades and extra gasoline. Former Creek President Dies In Vienna Vienna. Sept. 15.?(U.R)? Alex lander Zaimis, 81. president of Greece before the restoration of King George, died suddenly in a sanitorium today. Urges Heading Constitution In Quiet Hour Saunders Speaks To Loeal kiwanis Club On Fed era! Constitution f It 'the Federal Constitution* is a document to be read in a quiet hour, thoughtfully, reverently, as the Word of God?the Word of God being ever that last word forged out of the experience, the truth-seeking and tlie yearnings of mankind in its ceaseless strug gle onward and upward toward j the light," Editor W. O. Saunders [ told the Elizabeth City Kiwanis! Club at its weekly supper meeting last night. Mr. Saunders spoke on the Con stitution m accordance with the nation-wide observance of Con stitution Week. "Much of the prevailing confus ion regarding the contents and import of the Constitution of the United States is due to lack of reader interest in serious docu mentary material." said the speak er. "Most of us read both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in our high school years as a matter of course, without analyzing cither of them. We aie not capable of analyzing them. And to this day a lot of people mix the two documents, imputing to the Constitution a [declaration of human equality that is found only in the Dcclara [ tion of Independence, i ' Every serious-minded citizen owes it to himseif. to his family, to his children and his neighbors I to read and familiarize himself with the Constitution and its 21 amendments. It is not difficult reading." After outlining the seven arti cles of the original Constitution. Mr. Saunders declared that "the Tenth Amendment is the one arti cle 111 the Constitution, more than any other, that has made it the controversial document that it has been for nearly a century and a j half. "Article Ten of the oricnal a mendmcnts provides that 'the powers not delegated to the Unit ed States by tins Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved lor the States respective ly. or to the people." "If it becomes desirable to en act a Federal lynching law. Arti cle Ten of the amendments stands squarely in the way. Lynching is a State right. Should a Federal law making child labor regulations applicable to ail States be ever so desirable, that mischievous little article looms up to defeat it. A child's labor is a States right. It was under Article Ten of the a mendnients that the Supreme Court knocked the NRA. the AAA and other New Deal agencies into so many cocked hats. And nobody seems to know what to do about it. To relinquish all State Rights would pave the way for a Federal autocracy and a dic tatorship hateful to all lovers of the republican form of govern ment. But so long as article Ten of the amendments stands just so there arc many and urgent re forms in government demanded by a changing order, that can not be effected. If some political philosopher and word artist could write an amendment, to the Con stitution that would re-define Fed eral powers in such a way as to satisfy both the proponents of Centralized government and the States Right, he would have per formed a monumental service. And a miracle. I suspect that President, Roose velt wasn't scared off his one time resolve to redraft the Con stitution. by the Liberty Leaguers. The President got his scare when he began to try to find the lang uage to amend the tenth amend ment. Charges Clan Warfare Washington, Sept. 15. ?0J.R>? The American liberty league charged tonight that "an effort to stir up class warfare is per haps the most dangerous aspect | of the new deal attack upon the American system." Esquire Confiscated Havana, Cuba. Sept. 15.?(U.R)? Offended b yan article entitled "Cubans are lousy lovers" in the October issue of the American magazine. Esquire, military au thorities today confiscated over i 200 copies of the monthly. Honor Frederick h ?? ? REICH WAR MINISTER WERNER vi.u UL.uiwot.KU, i .gilt. and former Crown Prince Frederic Whilhelm : hown at the memorial review held on the 150th anniversary of the death ct En'dene the Great in Potsdam. Germany. Thousands of Germans participated in the celebra tion honoring the memory of the Fatherland's great leader. Insurance S3, , 000 More Under The Deal Insurance Executives To!<l By President the Guv-1 ernment Doesn't Con-; template Goiii? Into In surance Business. Washington. Sept. 15.? <U.R??A group of powerful insurance exec utives told President Roosevelt at a White House conference todav that their business had increased $3,000,000,000 under the new deal! and pledged their co-operation to the administration's broad social security program. Later, at a press conference. Mr. I Roosevelt quoted the Latin phrase 1 "Res Ipse Locquitor"?"The thing j speaks for itself"? in answer to a charge by Frank Knox, ripubli- ! can vice-president ial candidate, that insurance policies and sav ings bank accounts are unsafe un der the new deal. The chief executive and the conferees emphasized that their meeting was non-political. Al though the insurance companies have put $3,000,000,000 of new business on their books, the pres ident said he was informed thai, the size of the average poiicy had declined, lie interpreted this as indicating that more persons held policies but they were m smaller amounts than in 1033. Both Mr. Roosevelt and the con ? Continued on Pace Five) COAST GUARD SS ON WAY TO AID OF TORVANGER St. Thomas, V. I.. Sept. 15. - 'U.R>? The U. S. coast guard ves sel Unalga. stationed at San Juan. P. R.. today raced 500 miles to sea to aid the sinking Norweigan steamer Torvanger, battered and crippled by a tropical hurricane. The Norweigan steamer Nora vind. which answered the Tor vanger's SOS. wirelessed it had arrived near the disabled vessel at 8:30 a. m. and would stand by until arrival of the Unalga. The coast guard vessel Marion, stationed here, was prepared to go to the assistance of the Torvan ger if necessary. The Torvanger, of 6,564 gross tonnage, was built! in 1920. It is owned by Westfallar-! sen and company, of Oslo. Cur ley and Lodge Are Nominees In Massachusetts j Boston. Sopt. 15. ?(U.R>? Gov. James M Ciirloy. self-styled "orig inal Roosevelt man 111 Massachu setts." and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.. son of the late great U. S. senator, today won the senatorial ubminations of the democratic and republican parties, respective ly. 111 the Massachusetts primar ies. Population Is On llie Yt a m* In Groat Britain! J Blackpool. En::.. Sept. 15.?(U.R) The tota! }>(>piil:tt]? >11 of England and Wales will be less than 6.000, 000 'P.l' in L'OO years if tlie pres ent rate ol d"' line continues. Dr. Edward Pa mer Poulton. member of the royal college ol physicians, told the physiologists section of t!:e British association meeting to day. lie said the strain of modern civilisation was chiefly responsible for the decline in population and noted a tendency of a "more lux unoii.. standard of living among the middle classes." II might be advisable for Britain to take st ps similar to Germany an t tiaJy io encourage larger fam ilies. he added. .1 Sabotage In Ktissiu Mo-cow. Sept. 15?(U.R)?Acts of !afcot:ir.e have b-cu discovered at the huge dam and hydro-rleetrical elation at Vakhshsiroi on the Vakhsh river, the Soviet govern ment announced today. Comrade Toltstopiatov, said to be a follower of flic exiled Bolshevist leader. Iron Tro ky. was charged with directing construction of ca nal. w!i"re tlicy were not supposed to he. failing to build other canals, lowering wages and discharging workers. lie aV.o was charged with organ izing a group for target practice for terroristic purposes. S'.xlwn persons were executed re cently for plotting against Joseph Stalin and other Soviet officials, a plot directed by Trosky. Quirks in the News By UNITED PRESS Well Dressed Scientist Port Chester, N. Y., Sept. 15.- - <U.R)? The trend in clothes for scientists was demonstrated by Professor Albert Einstein today. He appeared at the opening of the annual drive for the blind dressed in leather zipper jacket, uncrcased Oxford gray trousers and well-worn walking shoes. Trunk to Hump New York, fiept. lf>.?(U.PV?The state communist party reported sadly today that an elephant hir-1 cd for its coining: bazaar got in-1 digestion and would not play. In stead. the committee procured a camel, "a huge behumped beast of gargantuan proportions." Gargle Laureate New York. Sept. 15.?(U.P>?John Mascfield, England's poet-laur eate. today gave a new description of your advertising agent, who j hatters out ropy for mouthwash. | ! He is a ' frustrated poet at heart," ; I Mascfield said. J Maine Is Again In TheG.OP. Bw! Victory Not So Hot; Real Test of New Deal To Be Shown In Mich. Washington, Sept. 15? (U.R)?Ac knowledging Maine's return to Re publican control after four Demo cratic years, the nation lookd to Michigan tonight for indications of the political trend in the mid-West. Michigan was one of five states which held primaries today, clos ing the 1936 primary season, and whi'e this partisan balloting did not provide as decisive a test as Maine's state election, the candidates of two officials may give scene hint of how the important Wolverine state will vote in November. Michigan's balloting is expected to prove far more significant na tionally than that of New Hamp shire. New York. Massachusetts and Wisconsin, the oth r primary .scenes. A victory by Sen. James Couzcns. Republican seeking his party's re ncmiuation but supporting Presi de it Poo:celt for re-election, would b" regarded as a good omen for the N v I eal. Con? ns is opposed by fonn-r Gov. W.lber M. Brucker. who.e active campaign lias con tra t:d with Couzcns' inactivity. But defeat of Frank Murphy. Mr. Roosevelt's candidate for the Dem ocratic nomination fdr governor, would be hailed by Republicans as prime evidence that Michigan in tends to follow Maine's footsteps. New Deal adherents were unable to vote for both these candidates, cine: their names appeared on op posing party lists. A Test in Michigan The Michigan primary has the additional value of providing a good test of minor party strength. Father Charles E. Coughlin's National Union for Social Justice and Dr. l'rnncis E. Townsend's old age pen- ! sion organization have endorsed at least one congressional candidate in only six of the state's 17 con gressional districts. In Now Hampshire, chief interest centered on the attempted political comeback of former Sen. George H. Moses. all'cd with Republican yice presidential nominee, Frank Knox. He is opposed for the G. O. P. sena torial nomination by Gov. H. Styles Bridges. In Massachusetts, the contest be tween Gov. James M. Curlev and Robert E. Greenwood for the Demo cratic senatorial nomination at tracted greatest attention.' In New York there were only minor contests within the parties, with Townsend and Coughlin can didates seeking a foothold in vari ous districts. Wisconsin, regarded a.s safely in control oi the LaFoliette Progressive regime, also failed to provide much of a stir. Meanwhile, the narrow margin by which Sen. Wallace H. White, Jr.. won re-election in Maine, started partisan controversy before the la't ballot was tabulat'd. He defeated Gov. Jouis J. Brann by a bare 5,000 votes. Tt- iv,i =: the tremendously heavy rural vote ? brought out by fair, crisp, dry backwoods roads and the tense senatorial battle ? which ul timately pulled while to victory. In electing Oliver, a Republican, the first congressional district send? to Washington a representative pledged to the Townsend plan and th? principles of Father Coughlin's National Union for Social Justice. "Not Murh to Brag On" Republicans, from Gov. Alf M. Landon down, hailed the election of all five Republican candidates as sounding "a call that will find im mediate response throughout the ration." but Democratic National Chairman James A. Farley said in New York he didn't, think thai the G. O. P. had "very much to brag on" when its senator retained his .scat "by a margin so small that it may take a recount to determine ?the actual vote." Iri Chicago, Republican National Chairman John D. M. Hamilton raid Maine had pointed the way to Republican victory in November, in Washington, Attorney General Homer S. Cummings found th? same returns "distinctly encourag ing to the friends of the adminis tration throughout the country." He referred to the fact that prom inent backers of the league contrib uted $77,400 to the Maine Repub lican campaign. But regardless of the controversy, the net result was to give Maine Republicans three offices now held by Democrats in addition to two the o. o. P. retained. Mix Milk With Your Whisky And You 11 Stay Sober Longer Pat Harrison Pleased With Maine Results Jackson, Miss, Sept. 15. ? (U.R)? Sen. Pat Harrison, Dem ocratic parly stalwart, said to night the results of Maine's el ection were "most gratifying." I "When with all the money thrown into that state from the nominee down, we ran them within 5,000 votes in the sena torial election," he said, "it is indicative of what will happen in the November election. "The section in which wc thought the democratic party was weakest has disproved the idea and this is the beginning of a grand democratic parade through the country." Hurricane Is Moving On To TheNorthward Miami. Fla.. Sept. 15.?(U.R)? A tropical disturbance of "great ex tent and hurricane intensity" was located about 350 nnles south southwest of Bermuda by an 8:30 p. m. advisory of the federal hur ricane warning system tonight. The storm, described as the "most intense" of the year, was "central at 6 p. m. approximately at latitude 28 north, longitude CS west," the advisory said. The reports said the storm was moving northwestward at about eight miles an hour, attended by gales and squalls over a large area and winds of hurricane force near the center. "Caution is advised vessels in the path of this severe storm." the advisory said. The hurricane, said by the warning system to be spreading its destructive winds over a large area, was approximately 925 miles east of the mid-Florida coast, sweeping toward the extreme northeastern corner of the Unit ed States. Ihe 9:30 p. m. 'EST* advisory read: "Tropical disturbance of great extent and hurricane intensity centered 7 p. m. <EST? approxi mately Jattitude 28 degrees north, longitude 66 degrees west, which is about 350 miles south-south west of Bermuda. Moving north westward about eight miles per hour, attended by gales and squalls over large area and winds hurri cane force near center. Caution advised vessels in path of this se vere storm." Although traveling very slowly. 1 which for the past two days lias indicated the "blow" might change its course, it continued the same forward motion mapped when first discovered. . J Bermuda was not endangered by the present path of the hurri cane. LUilKLEY TEMPLE TARGET FOR AN EXTORTIONIST Atlanta, Sept. 15. ? (U.R) ? Frank Edward Stephens, a flve-foot 16 year-old boy who chews gum and calls himself "Eddie," confessed to night that he attempted to extort S25.000 from the parents of film star Shirley Tempi? "because I thought they would pay off." Th? boy admitted writing a threatening letter to the mother of the juvenile cinema star after con ceiving the idea while he watched a gangster movi? with hi;, ''gill. " Arraigned before United States Commissioner Ed S. Griffith on a formal charge of extortion under the Lindbergh act, the boy admitted his guilt but was permitted to sign his own bond of $f>00. Griffith ex pected to communicate with Ala bama juvenile authorities who pa roled the youth on July 5, 1934, from the Alabama industrial school for boys at Birmingham. Eddie admitted having spent six ol" hi-, 16 years in an industrial rcfoim school. LOCAL CHARTER Raleigh, Sept. 15.?(U.R)?Caro lina Motors. Inc., of Elizabeth City filed certificate of incorporation today with Stacey E. Wade, sec retary of state. Capital stock was listed at S25.00C. and subscribed stock $15,009. Subscribers were William J. Jones, Mary Warren Jones of Norfolk, Va.. and V. T. j Alexander of Elizabeth City. Or, Better Still, Oo Into a Shimmy Aft er Each Drink, Says A. M. A. Authority. Chicago. Sept. 15.?(U.R)? In stead of water, order a glass of milk to chase down your shot of bourbon, scientific drinkers who want to stay sober longer were ad vised tonight on authority of the American Medical association. Aside from raising the bart?" der's eyebrows, the effect of the muk will be to "inhibit intoxica tion," the associations journal Another good idea, it was infer red from the answer to an Easton. Pa., physician's anxious query about the effects of alcohol, is to (to into a slnmmy dance after each highball, quivering the muscle.: violently. Like the discovery of .-oal end many other scientific achievements, this became known by accident. The journal told of a physician whose boat capsized far out in an exceedingly cold lake. m "When lie reached land, it said, "suffering terribly from the cold and shivering violently, friends wrapped him up and gave him a pint of whiskey. Tu Ins sur prise, this man, who was practi cally an abstainer and always very sensitive to .ohol, experienced almost no ? ;t<-*ct from the ?v?'" Jose of whiskey. Apparently his quivering muscles utilized the stuff very rapidly." . , . Water taken with alcohol has been found "to stimulate its ab sorption and to cause a more ra pid and intense intoxication, but also a quicker recovery." the jour nal told Dr. John Howell West. It was not stated whether the recovery included a more humane because briefer, hangover. The journal couldn't tell Dr. West how much alcohol can be taken safely by the average per son. Science is baffled on this point, it reported, because "as ev eryone knows, there are thousands of men and women who are made dizzy and uncomfortable by two cocktails, and then again there are persons who can drink a quart of whiskey in an evening without showing any sign of alcoholism." The literature ?f liquor con sumption is confusing, the jour nal found, because scientific in formation is intermingled with "material for sermons. "A good example of a handbook for sermonizers," it reported, "is A Syllabus in Alcohol Education by Bertha Palmer, published by the national women's Christian temperance union. There one learns among other things that beer drinkers are apt to become the most un-liuman and beast like of drink addicts." Beer makes its drinkers filthy, lazy and shape less." E. H. Williams' "Alcohol Hy giene and Legislation' is not quite so uplifting." SERVICES CONDUCTED FOR R. H. COMMANDER Funeral services for Richard Henry Commander, age 71. were held from the home on West Main street Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock. Rev. H. I. Glass, pastor of the First Methodist church, of ficiated. A quartet composed of Mrs. Wesley Foreman. Mrs. Thal don Bennett, Mrs. J. W. Foreman, and R. S. Denton, sang "The Old Rugged Cross." Rev. Glass read "Nearer My God to Thee." Active pallbearers were G. R. Barrow. J. R. Jarvis, R. S. Fearing, J. N. Whitehurst, A. G. Small, J. C. Parker, Tommie Gallop. W. T. Culpepper. Honorary pallbearers were J. B. Leigh, G. R. Bright, D. C. Perry. Sr., Cale Whitehurst, W. J. Woodley, D C. Perry. Jr.. C. M. West,. Oscar Swain. J. B. Fulner. Dr. I. Fearing, C. C. Pappendick, J. W. Foreman, C. O. Robinson. Dr. H. S. Willcy, Dr. L. C. Blades. C. L. Lister, and the board of trustees of the First Methodist church which includes J. G. Fear ing. Sr.. Miles Jennings, P. Delon, A. >S. Daniels, L. C. Blades. L. B. Perry, W. A. Brock, B. F. Spence. Burial was in Hollywood ceme tery. Meet Here In October Raleigh, Sept. 15.?<U.R)?Farn agents of North Carolina will be gin a series of meetings for ar ranging a program of agricultur al extension work in each county, the first to be held at Ashcville on October 21. The str s been ci ided into nine dis* ? ?i for the meetings. Farm agents will meet at Eliza beth City on October 28 and at New Bern October 29. Announcement of the meeting; was made by J. W. Goodman, as sistant director of the State col lege extension service.