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, 'zzxzzr 1 lliji lJAlLI liwmlilNlJJMi 1 'zs&xr** _ 190S COMBINED WITH THE INDEPENDENT, A WEEKLY ESTABLISHED BY W. 0. SAUNDERS IN 1908 1936 >A,r} !,;,v ,:rniSX!;y?VN ,r,,Km,,"lt 1,,,bUsl,iMS Co- ELIZABETH CITY, N. C\, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1936. Bntered * ri,y* N* ?* SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS vOL '? ' J_1? ? ? 1 " 1 ???aaas Hurricane Passes With o u I Fa ta Iitv Or Major Damage IfVar So*#!.- Uteris I kv:u*t'i - ii'-'d By I j> IU ill i IC.WJ'S I) Arc idled Or I Si ringed, Hut No I Lives Arc Lost ; ? ' i:u\wi I:I- DAILY IX m >v.inline banc.'. the report - ... :> c va:nn ?? :I:ar:y North r? I n?:.?> i >:v the day 1.. .... ae full tale n- not yet .. . :;t Inns >:i e.\ t.-.al set-lion of . : .r:.> .u> hav r . .. *erve:l :o further .. >:v because : htirricane : ?. . : .- par: ..... ? p. .-tap.' - ... unu-u ?1 .. ..... and tug?ing at -a ?:.> of 1 - a .t;rl- and f--' avre remained no lee Xi?hl Scenes i out into the ? of large at-lives ap - . ? q ; i 1. f v x.'r. to -eel about 6 * nu-rc twigs; saw ... a. an n Cootmueti on page five) likmia^c Done liii Building* ?Ntar Camden ? (>1 I ? I ? ? H I _ SpariOAs I'ali : Ct I failed t:> It:-!; crl for I!!;' ; pa? in Lliy.abelh ('itv, aic 40 or 53 of liv.vc little 'entile ted erea.tires liavin-; been hkaa cut of the h'g elm in f>o:tl f Ye Ohio l av; .n r.;i East Main i ?t ai;d kiJl' 1 when da h.d tgiiii 1 ne t by buildings. Mayor Jen nu- 1 lora reports lindi;; riuny of the patrons lead, eiirphil or - tunned on the pr.ah cf bis me.her't heme at 1?7 La t Main trie!. Another found it;, way into the iScriL-e New; company aid fluttered a brut the : to e all morning. Major thai ;.utel?r:l up the broken wing; of ;an;e of the ir.'pph d iinl. \\ reekagc Ami 5)rilB\soo<l On Beach Uoaci Damage lo the Kilty Hawk mil of the btach highway appears to be not so suioius a#that inflicted by the hurricane ol September. , l!>33. ?according to several people who yesterday penetrated as far as the Croat.m club before being turned back by the prospect of trying to negotiate many miles of inundated, broken and debris Strewn roads. Those returning here report the m-shore edge of the road under mined by seav:an r flowing across and washing out the sand shoul ders. and the paving often broken | off for a depth of about two feet: isand fences strewn anywhere from the breaker-line to within the ! highway line, with driftwood and wreckage everywhere, buiid j ings plastered with wind-blown sand or else with paint scoured off : by the sand b'ast. as well as much damage to screens and windows, but no serious cottage damage up ' to the point reached. Reports on the beach were to i the effect that there were two j complete breaches in the highway. I one close to the Nags Head coast | guard station and the other near i the Roanoke sound bridge, and that tiic bus which attempted to make the run to Elizabeth City in ! the morning was marooned bc tweeen the two. having come aero the sound bridge before the I southernmost breaks had oc j cur red. Many commented on the beauty of the surf, the combers rolling I in at unusual height, with the wind whipping spray from their crests in huge clouds as they swelled to greatest heights. The Slorm Elsen here i i OCKACOKE LIGHT IS NOT DAMAGED Ocracoke. Sept. 18. <U.R> ? Ocracoke lighthouse. a target for storms since 1798. has weathered another hurricane. Today as islanders examined the weather-beaten old tower they found no serious damage done by , last night's Atlantic coast hurri- I ; cane. OYSTER FLEET SAFE Washington. N. C., Sept. 17.? U.P The North Carolina oyster illent. harbored here, has ridden ; out last night's hurricane. Cap I tains and crews lashed the boats together and maintained a watch ' throughout the night to see that none of the fleet broke loose in j Hie 35-mile wind that whipped I the harbor. In 1933. when a hurricane did >1.000.000 damage along the I North Carolina coast and led to the loss of 20 lives, the oyster fleet was destroyed. New Bern, Sept. 18. <U.R>--No word lui been heard since last | night's hurricane from the tiny fishing villages of Cedar Island and Portsmouth, located on the outer bunks off the North Caro lina coast. The only means of communieat- j uig witii the villages is by the mail boat, a small launch, winch may I not be aole to make Ps regular ?rip ?odav bscaus* ot heavy seas. Three Repair Gangs Clearing "Phone Lines Working in three divisions, one north, another south and a third working down through the Curri tuck peninsular, trouble hunters I of the Norfolk & Carolina Tele i phone company early yesterday morning began the task of restor I ing Elizabeth City to communica tion with the outside world. Suc cess in one direction was achieved by mid-afternoon when contact with up-state North Carolina was established by repairing all breaks in the southern section of the I company's line, between Elizabeth ' Ciiy and Windsor. Communica | tion with Norfolk, however, had not been re-established by a late hour last night and reopening the I line throughout the length of Cur rituck. across the Wright Memo rial bridge and down the banks : to Roanoke Island presented even j greater difficulties. Practically all damage to the companies' lines was occasioned ; by falling trees and tree limbs, j according to officials, who say ! that but for that cause breaks : would be too few to be of conse ; quence. On the main line to Nor folk five poles were reported as ; down back 6f Snowden, eight at ! Run Swamp and there was a bad I break below Moyock. On the Cur rituck line only eight poles are I reported as completely down, with wires broken, although many more i are leaning or are broken off but | still have wires intact; a short sec I tion of the line on the Wright Memorial bridge was out as well as a section of line along the (swamp road between the bridge terminus and the ocean highway. ; The line was reported in good condition along the beach high ' way to the Croatan Club, which j was as far as the highway could be negotiated on the first check | up. Ed en ton Bay Had ? Record Low Tide Edenton, N. C., Sept. 18.?The i .storm lashing the Carolina coast last night did little damage to crops or property in Edenton. Other than beating furiously down i on the trees and whipping down I some crops- in a few places, there ; was no serious loss. But the intense northeaster did bring about an amazing sight for I early passens-by Edenton ba> ? ! the recession of its waters for a I span o fabout a half of a mile. I News was quickly spread through | the business section, causing the water front thereafter to be filled j with interested spectators for the remainder of the day. The water had subsided from six to eight feet. Ferry boats and oathcrs were standing above the water level, thus affording no service the entire day. The Albe marle sound bridge, stretching from Hayes to the water front east of the green, was standing on | dry bottom. John C. Bond, one of the oldest residents in Edenton, over 80 years of age. quoted it was the ! first time in his life he had seen such a recession in the waters of j Edenton bay. Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Defies Another Bad Storm Cape Hatteras, Sept. 18.?tU.R)* Old Cape Hitteras lighthouse, the last of the old tyjMj beacons on the Atlantic coast line, today again withstood mountainous seas that lashed at its base during last night's hurricane. The structure was first used during the Civil war. Recently it was condemned by the United States lightuouse service and in its place a new and modern light was erected to guide ships away from Diamond Shoals?"grave yard of the Atlantic." The old lighthouse is now state property and around its base ground has been set aside for a public park. Dr. W. Franklin Dove, of the University of Maine, over two years ago cut and joined the horn buds of a day-old bull calf. Today I the fully grown bull has but one I large horn growing from the cen ter nf its heart Currituck Is Counting The Storm's Cosl Churches ami Filling Sta tions Heavy Sufferers From High \\ iiuls Currituck, Sept. 18.?Residents of Currituck county today were estimating the losses sustained during this morning's storm, and the final figures are expected to total many thousands of dollars. Houses of worship fared par ticularly badly in the storm, the Christian church at Harbinger being badly damaged, the Meth odist church near the same place being blown off its foundations, and other churches in the county being knocked slightly askew. Roadside filling stations sus tained a lot of damage, the por ticos of a number of them along the highway from Sligo to Point Harbor being damaged or blown away entirely.. A score or more of barns were cither demolished or badly wrecked by the force of the wind. The barrel shed at Maple was almost totally demolished. Crops were laid low in the fields, and the damage to these can not be estimated offhand. As far as Currituck county is concerned. Friday's storm was j one of the worst in its history. W. J. Spain Has Been Appointed To Succeed Noble Raleigh. Sept. 18. ? (U.R> ? A. J. Maxwell, commissioner of revenue, announced today that W. J. Spain, head of the accounting division of the revenue department, had been named acting assistant commis sioner of revenue, succeeding Dr. M. C. S. Noble, Jr. Dr. Noble resigned effective Sep tember 15 to do educational research work at Funnan college. Green- j vUle, 8. C. Spain. 43. has been hee.d of the j accounting division of the depart- j ment of revenue for the past year. He came to the revenue department from Charlotte. _ ? - * liSgliiiglilsIn rise News NO'I'Ii: With wire linos still down, the Daily Independent was without .service over its [eas< d wire last night. The following digest of outstand ing items in lite day's news was obtained by telephone from the Italeigh office of the t idled Press. A ship at sea foundered as a hurricane moved northward along the Atlantic coast. Property damage was heavy and Pie loss of lives was untold. The fishing boat "Long Island" foundered near Le wes. Del. Lieutenant L. Burke of the coast guard at Cape May. N. J., said "between 30 and 40 mem bers of the 'Long Island' crew ( wire missing." The three known survivors wire Delna George of Re. dsville. Va? and Richard and Harry McQuillen. brothers, of , Wilmington. N. C. Cape May and ; Atlantic City suifered considerable prtpcrly damage. Three coast guardsmen were sligiitiy injured when the cutter "Modoc" passed a line to the dis abled freighter "El Almirantc" off the Virginia Capes. A radio re port to coast guard headquarters at Washington said that the "El Almirantc" was bobbing almost i Continued on Page Five) By Way of Ivxolanalion The Daily Independents night ie n; .struggle ta get Friday morning's paper t<> press before the advent cf the ? torm in full firec endangered power service, was only partially won. The plant v.a: plunged into darkness wh< n the greater part of its press tun \va y?'i lu he made. South INIili ' quota had already been t?i: patched when the enforced m: pe:: ion came, lcinaining pa pers that had tunic from the pvt. were ju t Mifli 'ienl to take eave t f local eireulation. I i'tv She benefit of out-of-town ? :ili ri'aers who 11 we were unable to e.\e. Friday's serial install p t;i( and ccmie strips are being 1 repent- d in this roue, as are err- ( lain hading new :to ies, which 1 vi re rsiirird in the limited issue of yesterday. ; l L-[ r\ n " . ' f , <y he SANK CLERK TUC 900A JCRKE.R ' WERE ADAM AND EVE CHILDREN OF SATAN? I "I saw you at church yesterday." remarked the Bank Clerk to the Soda Jcrker. "Yes, I like to go to church." said the Soda Jerker; "I especially like Sunday School: I like the fellow ship and the social side of it. A fellow works all week and does't see .a lot of his old friends and cronies who are also working. Sun day ccmfes and he goes out to Sun day School or church and meets the fellows and feels better by it. But a lot of the theology that they teach in Sunday School and preach from the pulpit puzzles me and worries my mind. I just can't seem to make up my mind to say I believe it all and join a church. That's why I don't go to church as often as I'd like to.' "Well, just what theological prob lem worries you and puzzles your mind?' asked the Bank Clerk. "The first thing is the doctrine of the fall of man. We are told that God made man in his own like ness and breathed the breath of life in him; after which he created woman. We are taught that this j first man and this first woman,' Adam and Eve, created by God in his own likeness, disobeyed God. displeased Him and got themselves thrown out of the Garden of Eden; whereupon God put his curse upon them. The children of Adam and Eve, and their descendants, became co contrary and sinful that God : finally had to wipe them out with a ! flood, saving only one family for seed. Still, they were so bad that he finally had to send his only be gotten son to atone for the sins of the race by giving up his life on a cross. "Now this does'nt make sense to me; if God were interested in the earth and wanted to people it with decent human beings, why didn't He create Adam and Eve in his own j image morally, spiritually and in- J tellectually, instead of just making them in his physical image? It strikes me that God could have made a better job of Adam and Eve otaarai 2 lot nf ; headaches. spared the liuman race all of the misery it lia-s endured fri'.n the beginning of time, and ?pared His own son a disgraceful claih by crucifixion between a pair of thieves." "You should have been a Mani chaean." said the Bank Clerk. "And what's a Manichaean?" a ked the Bank Clerk. , ' Manichaean d. rived its name i from Muni, a Persian prophet and religious mystic of the third cen_ j tury. The Manichaean system , nourished for two or three centuries , alongside Christianity and might j have been the religion of Europe | if the Roman emperor Constantino j hadn't embraced Christianity and made it a State religion by force of | atjpis. I "M ini taught that Adam and Eve ] were not created by God. but were ] created by Satan. To put life into I ; them. Satan user! a little of the light 1 or fir. of God which lie had stolen. I Not only did Satan make Adam and ( Eve, but he made Eve so beautiful ] that he took her for his own wife 1 and had two children by her. Cain i and Abel, before he let Adam have 1 her and beget Setli. So Adam and I Eve. and Eve's first children, were 1 children of the Devil, according to Mani. ?' ''God's interest in the human race 1 was involved by the angels in ' heaven who perceived that Adam J .ind Eve had some of the light of ' God in their make up and felt a deep compassion for them. Now, ( j if you accept the Manichaean ex- ? planation of the creation, you can 1 very well understand why the hu- ?' j man race has been a constant dis appointment lo God and why he has never yet succcdcd in saving it." 1 "I'd like to know more about Mani.' said the Soda Jerkcr; "was he anything like Jesus Christ?" "His teachings were not dissimilar ( to those of Jesus." replied the Bank t Clerk; "Mani taught self restraint, I courage and honesty and emphasiz- i cd the ten virtures of love, faith, i fide TRy. high-mind edncss. wisdom, ( meekness knowledge understand- ' u*r rr-:.tf rv -> vi urirht.' Storm Wreck Not To Affect Natl. Regatta Destruction of I?. R. Y. C. Clubhouse and Moth Boats Not To Interfere With Regatta I'lans. Altho destruction of the club building of the Pasquotank River Yacht Club and irreparable dam age to some of Elizabeth City's fastest moth type sailboats in yes terday's storm somewhat dampen ed hopes that local skippers might do well in the 1936 National Moth Boat Regatta to be held here next month, the storm damage will in no way r.ffect the Regatta plans, it was anounced yesterday afternoon by Ernest Sanders, Commodore of the P. R. Y. c. "The Regatta will be held just as originally planned unless some thing else arises to cause a change in plans," said Commodore Sand ers. "We will be hampered, of course, by the loss of our club building and some of our best boats, but we still will able to put on the best Regatta ever held here." The club building, a corrugated metal structure located on the river shore back of C. O. Miller's home, was reduced to a mass of jumbled metal early Friday morn ing while the hurricane was at its peak. Inside the building at the time were nine Moth type sail boats, as follows: Ipperska, La La, Ellen and Dix ie Davis, all four ov/ned by Ernest Sanders; Albatross, owned by Hel en Hill; Sharpie, owned by Sam Underwood; Popeye, owned by B. S. Sawyer; Hotcha, owned by "Skinny" Sanders, and Seagoing, owned by Llewellyn O'Neal. The Ipperska, regarded as perhaps the best boat in the local Moth fleet, was damaged irreparably, as al so were most of the others. The Sharpie escaped unscratched, The Albatross, another good boat, pro bably can be repaired. Altho the storm greatly reduced the number of local entries in the Regatta races, the P. R. Y. C., will be well represented. Two Moths that were at Allen Hay man's shipyard and three that were at the Elizabeth City ship yard, were not damaged at all in the storm. The National Moth Boat Regatta is to be held here October 16-17 18. From 60 to 75 of the fastest Moth boats in the country are ex pected here for the races. There will be 11 races in all, the feature races being the National Champ ionship races, the Selig Gold Cup race, the North Carolina State Championship races, and the South Atlantic States Champion ship races. Storm Brings New Highs and Lows In Tides To Tyrrell Columbia, Sept. 18.?The tropi cal hurricane hit Columbia this norning at about 2 o'clock. At 4 j'clock it had reached its greatest reachest velocity. At 6 it had fallen some, an dagain at 8 it was ligher. At 10:30 it passed. We Jo not know just what velocity ;hc wind reached, but, in compari son with the September, 1933, storm, this had a greater wind ve locity this morning at 8 o'clock Uian that, which was said to be in 80-mile gale. The tide at Columbia is lower dian it has ever been. The bot tom of Scuppernong river is dry for a considerable distance. The filing of a bridge burned during ,he Civil war was exposed, which lad never been seen before. In .he lower part of the county, at 3um Neck, the tide is. very high, tn some instances it reaches the evel of the 1933 high. The wani ng of this storm was given in suf ficient time for most of the stock :.o be taken care of, so there is /cry little damage done to stock. Crqps all over the county are ilmost ruined. There has been thousands of dollars' damage done :,o corn, peas and cototn crops. Mligator and Gum Neck cuffered ,he worst from tides. The wreck of the Estelle Ran lall, which was burned here 26 fears ago, was exposed so that nuch of her machinery is being >alvaged. This boat ran from Elizabeth City to Columbia, and jelonged to the LeRoy line. One nan lost his life when it burned. STYLE SHOW POSTPONED The Fall Style Show wnich was ,o have been held last night by ,hc Merchants Association has ieen postponed until some night next week. Uncertainties as to veather and availability of light jurrent made the delay advisable, rhe exact date wUl be announced sboWiv ^ TODAY'S LOCAL CALENDAR A. M. 8:30?Men's Christian Fed eration. SUNDAY A. M. 9:30?Sunday school. 11:0Q?Morning worship. P. M. 7:00--Young People's .eagucs. 8:00? Evening worship. Sudden Dealh Takes Dallas Freeman, 42 i Dallas Freeman, 42, was found dead in his bod at his home at 203 East Fearing Street at 7:30 .o'clock yesterday morning. He ap parently had been dead for sev eral hours when found and must have died about the time the storm struck here. His wife wrap ped him up around two o'clock in the morning and said she did not think he was dead at that time. ? The deceased had been bother ed with trench mouth and for the past week or ten days had been taking hypodermics to ease the pain. For a number of years lie op erated a grocery store and lunch counter combined at the corner of Bell Street and Skinners Avenue. Two or three years ago he opened a quick lunch and refreshment stand, the New Deal Lunch, be side Pender's store on South Poin dexter Street and built up a thriv ing little business there. He sold his Bell Street store this year. His principal source of income, however, was an imitation ice ore&m which he called Snow Cream. He started making this at home several years ago, freez ing a gallon or two at the time. In a short time sales rose so rap idly that lie had to expand his business, and in the past two or three years he sold several thou sand gallons of it. Dallas Freeman was at one time a potent figure in Second Ward politics here, being in control of a good many votes. He had scores of friends, especially among the laboring classes, for he had a big heart and could be depended on to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Besides his wife. Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman, lie is survived by his mothpr. Mrs. J. F. Freeman: two brothers, Tom Freeman of this city and Dennis R. Freeman of Philadelphia; a sister. Mrs. Mat tie Swain, of Norfolk, and a daughter. Elizabeth Freeman. Funeral services probably will be held Sunday afternoon. Funeral will be at First Chris tian church, Parsonage street, Sunday afternoon with Rev. W. O. Tendcrson officiating. Burial will be in Hollywood cemetery. Srarcli IMatlc for IWj?ro Marooned On Barge One lone negro worker on a Major and Loomis barge loaded witli logs and the barge itself were being sought last night by the coast guard patrol boat "Caro lina" and a boat sent yesterday morning from Oregon Inlet sta tion. The local coast guard radio yes terday morning while the hurri cane had abated but little ordered Oregon Inlet if possible to pro ceed to the mouth of Perquimans river in search of the barge which had broken away from a tug dur ing the night's storm. Last night the far reaches of the Albemarle sound and adjoin ing waters were being combed by the two boats in an effort to res cue the negro from liis precarious position. CARL GOERCH TELLS STORY OVER WPTF Elizabeth City's experiences in the storm were told first, to the outside world at about 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning when Carl Gocrcli, editor of The State and news commentator for Station WPTF at Raleigh, finally suc ceeded in making telephone con nection with the station-a-broad cast of the situation. Efforts to get connections through Norfolk. Richmond and Sunbury proved futile and a way was finally found through Ahos kie. Coast Guard Radio Check Shows Less Loss Than Feared Damage On Banks Is Reported As The Storm Passes SIX BUILDINGS Dwellings Destroyed At Rodanthe and Hatteras Through radio communication with its outposts along the coast, re-established yesterday morning, seventh district coast guard head quarters learned early that little damage had been suffered by sta tion buildings, somewhat more by villages adjoining them. Also by radio the Oregon Inlet patrol boat was sent in search of a barge on which one man remained, reported to have broken loose from its tow boat at the mouth of the Perquim ans river and to be drifting to ward Alligator river. No loss of life along the coast has been reported though property suffered severely at Hattcras vil lage where the message read: "Four houses and all fish houses lost in highest tide on record." Two houses were reported down at Rodanthe adjoining the Chica macomico station, while flag tow ers were down at Gulf Shoals and Cape Hatteras stations, a supply house at the latter station being damaged also. Small damage was suffered at Ocracoke Inlet station, washing out of concrete walks being the principal item; some undermining of buildings was reported from Kitty Hawk and Nags Head and Caffees Inlet was unharmed, al though the road leading to it was washed out. No communication was effected with stations north from Poyner's Hill, where all was well, to Dam Neck, but Commander J. A. Price left yesterday morning to investi gate conditions at Little Island, from which residents were evacu ated by coast guard prior to the storm. No word has been received from the Pea Island station, although no fear is entertained; as. at Ore gon Inlet, next station above and where the site is closer to water level, damage is reported as being merely a fence washed away. Damage to Little Kinnakect station was confined to fallen plas tering and broken windows in the building, and there was only small damage at Big Kinnakcet, while (Continued on Page Five) Strange Scenes Were Revealed By Ebb Tide A Pasquotank river with banks constricted by many yards as the shelving shores of the Camden side were exposed by the receding tide, greeted scores of local resi dents who went down to the river yesterday morning to view a changed waterfront. Charles creek, transformed from a slugglish estuary to the sem blance of a mountain brook, catar acting a narrow but. tumultuous torrent into a river many inches below the level of its outlet ? wharves whose sills usually brush the ripples of the surface, now perched on spindley piles, high a bovc the decks of boats moored be side then?a pound net draped on its stakes upon a newly revealed tip of Michele island, now better calculated to snare gulls than to trap fish?the cluster of cypress trees at the same location, no longer rising from the water but rooted in solid ground?the Coast Guard station boat perched upon a marine railway whose lowest de clivity falls short by some feet of reaching the river-level?a high way bridge now, with draw un lifted, offering no barrier to many river craft that customarily must toot their whistles?the Camden side "boat club" restaurant rest ing on solid foundation, its char acter otherwise unchanged?lone lost wrecks and wreckage, bedded in the mud, revealed for the mo ment?such were some of the scenes which rewarded the cur ious. i River men say that the river level was some 12 feet below nor mal Friday morning.