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changed little during past six hour. 1908 COMBINED WITH THE INDEPENDENT, A WEEKLY ESTABLISHED BY W. 0. SAUNDERS IN 1908 1936 TZZZ ~y P.o Xy?s 1,ubl,s'""?1'"- ELIZABETH CITY, N. C? TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1936. EnU'red at tb;ACf,!T(TLEM u""' ~ SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS ml.. I- ? gooserelt Urges federal Loans To i id Ownership Jt L Governor Fuftrell >a\> Somo Tenants (an't lio Helped IN WORTHY IiLiiinI-i W ?ntltl Slrrilizr >|iil'llr-? .m.l IVrwnl Their Iiiivr ?; V V S pt. Jl. U-R? | :ht railed a. the tenant : A:: a MlU'iestinK ;.<! permit ?n i : .faugh a ? plan. k home ' > eelrbrate : mother. Ir - K 'WM".elt. .set - al letters :i lunkhead. D.. ?> mauve Mar \.t" ..m man of the ?numttee. s t !u.s pro :::? nt of better ;> insurance, i h >ie:aestions ? oa m in the ? be solved h v. l overn ? ?? ?' -ana purchased ' ? 1 mi tries, no ? I> uniark. liave - ? d farmer ? latia. I tiunk we approach. It :.r- who have 1 to man ? to buy "Mil at mod I I ind co-op I for meet I ? pr -ok in which I tlu fed" I a j rved that I everywhere I rned with I farm ten- . I day ? of their I t has been I K land or I moduction. I ob I . farm ten I farm ? by decade. An I :ii/.ai:on I foun I . :m o'.VIlt T improvement I nation and I -.mprove I I tl I 11 led down to I < ibbv-hole I ikfast mu with I her on I ?' m r also en I : indchil ? hildren. I to I more i > w?re Mr. and I i.'er of and her two chil I Ba/zie Dull. I Roose I ldest I 1 ? ri. Kate K :?? i of the K. at ?J.."'' <e.ly on the I I ? ? 11 miss-! ? Jr., who ? I i and I ' ? witn ins' I iimain at' I '?'ill SU?li-lirs ft 1 f,<> I 21).1)2 1 i.W I I EVERYBODY HEARD THE SECOND TIME I Columbia, Sept. 21. ? After umo debate a ' to : ite. a colored re ngrcgation in the Alligator ! eet'on cf Tvrrell ecuntv started to build a church. which was half completed when it was wrecked by the 1!)33 hurricane, j A*' :? more debate, a faction j if ih congregation that viewed the "uetion as an act cf di- I \ire wrath, was overruled and ri contraction wa? b^gun on the j a me site. The new church wa< two-thirds completed when it a a wrecked by hut week's storm. > The congregation is leaking for I a new site. High School Enroll in e 111 Oil Increase Grammar School Loss OIT si'ls Gain ami Figures (Jose To Last Year's A considerable increase in en rollment in the high school, a ? htle more than offset by a de- J crease in grammar school enroll- I ment. is indicated by records of J Superintendent E. E. Bundy fol-; lowing the opening exercises in | Elizabeth City schools yesterday. In all. opening day enrollment this year reached a total for all I white schools of just three pupils! below the number for last year. I Enrollment figures were as fol lows : 1935 1936 Primary school 460 458 i Grammar school 564 5911 High school 510 488 1.534 1.537 I A total of 127 pupils made up the first-day enrollment in the j first grade and Mr. Bundy expects the figure to rise to about 150 be- i fore the session is over. Total enrollment in the senior! class was 106. junior class 127. sophomores 134 and freshmen 143. There were few vacant seats in I the high school auditorium when the first assembly was held yes terday morning and it has been necessary to rob the study hall of twenty or more seats to accom modate the pupils in classrooms. Today's session will be a short one. much time being devoted to getting pupils properly assigned to classes and though a regular course of study will be pursued the periods will be short. Regular hours will be begun tomorrow. While complete figures for the city's colored school were not available last night, those for the P. W. Moore high school showed an increase corresponding to those of Elizabeth City high: an enroll ment of 291 this year as com pared to 257 last. AMERICAS SWEETHEART NOT GOING TO ALTAR Hollywood, Sept. 21. ? <U.R> ? Mary Pickford. actress and pro ducer. tonight reiterated denials she intended to marry Buddy Rogers, orchestra leader, who has accompanied her on recent film colony events. HURRICANE IS HESITATING Jacksonville, Flu., Sept. 21.? U.P? ? The federal hurricane warring system tonight cau Lionced that a tropical storm whirling northeast of Nassau, Bahamas, probably will change its course before dawn. The storm, carrying winds of near hurricane force at its cen ter, had been almost stationary today, A f):30 p. m. advisory from the ( warning system said: "Storm has moved very little j during the past six hours and i indications arc that it will I har.gc its direction of movement I ! luring the night, probably to ward the north-northeast. Cau- 1 lion advised vessels in the storm area." - **"? ? 1 Selassie Lights On League Kmperor Without An K111 pirc Demands Recog nition of the League Geneva, Sept. 21.?(U.R)?Led by Emperor Hailc Selassie, who made e. dramatic airplane flight from London, Ethiopia tonight won an indefinite stay in its fight to re main a member of the League of Nations. ? While the emperor without an empire was en route, the league assembly, fearing to create a precedent which might work agauist other nations, delayed an anticipated decision to eject the Ethiopians/ Pending a report by the league credentials committee, the Ethiopian delegations will be allowed to participate in discus sions. Another source of worry for the delegates is the question of for eign intervention in the Spanish civil war. Foreign Minister Julio Alcaic/, Del Vayo of Spain has in dicated privately lie will protest before the assembly Wednesday that foreign nations have been supplying the rebels with arms and munitions, and were sending them through Portugai. Dodging the Ethiopian issue was attributed to fears of many powers who feel their territories | may be overrun in war-time. They do not want to set a precedent' which would justify the league re ject in gthem. Some members of the credentials committee hinted the World Court might be con sulted regarding validity of the | Ethiopian credentials. The assembly's decision may i mean a long delay, causing post ponement of Italy's return to Ge neva. The assembly's rules pro-' vide that credentials must be i signed by the heads of a state or j the foreign minister. Ethiopia's credentials were signed by Selas sie. Tiie committee now must de cide whether he is still head of a | state. Selassie's arrival caused a sensa tion. Most observers agreed his | move would be hopeless, but ad-1 mittcd his presence might possi- j bly hell) Ethiopia's cause. Outside the Ethiopian flurry | the opening of the assembly was j normal. Italy's row of seats was not occupied. Kouri Forces Cleaning Up On The lieaeli Damage to the Nags Head beach highway is so much less than that caused by the hurricane of Sep tember, 1933. that it was a great relief, says Dewey Iiayman, of the district road forces which have put the highway back into pass able condition with temporary re pairs. A 50-foot fill and 30-foot tem porary bridge served to span the gap broken in the causeway lead ing to the Roanoke sound bridge by the tide, and Mr. Hayman says that the temporary bridge may be replaced by a permanent struc ture in order to have a second opening in the causeway to re lieve the pressure of the tides. Damage to the roadway over about two thousand feet near the break is to the extent of about two-thirds the width of the road way. while further north three or four feet are chipped from the west side of the paving for a con siderable distance. Much water still stood on the roadway yester day but a channel hud been cut to the ocean and the bulk of it was expected to drain off during the night. From Raleigh comes news that E. B Roach, sanitary engineer at the health department, and Emma McLemo?c. health nurse, left at noon yesterday for the coast with emergency supplies and vaccine. All residents who have used water polluted by the storm will be vac cinated against typhoid and other diseases. Dr. Carl V. Reynolds. ! >tate health officer, said. He added that if preliminary i reports showed other sanitary en gineers and nurses were needed in the storm area they would be sent "if we have to send every worker we have " Look Out For The Next Trial RUST cotton picker is shown at work at Stoncvillc, Miss. The machine is equipped with 1,344 moist ened steel spindles which deftly pick the fleecy white staple from the bolls. In less than an hour, the ten-foot high machine picked more cotton than a man working by hand could gather in a day. The in ventors have a similar one in Russia. ??*. - i ? ? a H I Charges May \ Be Dropped In Elopement . . | Venier Sai?l To Desire To Withdraw Warrants Against Couple The warrants charging Randolph i Dick i Dozier and George N. Barry with violation of the Mann act will be quashed unless the United Slates district attorney elects to prosecute the case regardless of the desires of the plaintiffs, this newspaper was informed yesterday. Warrants were sworn out against Dozicr ami Barry last week by Rob ert S. Venier. local machinist, who charger! that the two men had taken his wife. Myrtle Stalling-; Ve nier. and her girl friend. Elsie Rich ardson Mann, on a trip to another | state for immoral purposes. The quartet were supposedly j bound for Cuba, but urgent wires from friends headed them off be fore they left Florida. Mrs. Venier and Dozier arrived back in the city Friday night, after being gone for a little over two weeks. This news paper does not know whether the other parties have returned or not. Venier ostensibly has accepted his erring wife back into his home, hav ing been seen out in public with her several times since her return. And this newspaper is informed that he is willing, even anxious, to drop the charges he preferred against Dozier and Barry. The warrants were forwarded 1 ist week to the district attorney's office in Raleigh and their present where abouts is unknown. They have not yet been served, and it is possible that they may never be served. Dozicr's story, this newspaper is told, is that he was under the in fluence of liquor when he left here and did not know or realize what he was doing. Potatoes to be French fried will be more crisp if allowed to stand i.*. cold water for half an hour be fore frying. Quirks In the News RESTORED TO DUTY Newark, N. J., Sept. 21.?(U.R)? Thomas Barrett was pitched through the windshield of his au tomobile, and his nose and upper hp were cut off. In a half hour police arrived at St. James hos- j pital with the nose and lip. A physician sewed them 011. SO YOU WON'T TALK New York, Sept. 21.?(U.R)?Po lice questioned Mario Mariotti for some time without getting an an swer and then it occurred to some body to give him a piece of paper , and ft pencil Mariotti. a deaf mule, wrote out all the informa tion they wanted. DOC* DAY Harbin, Manchukuo, Sept. 21.? ^U.R)?Dogs had their day here when a thousand of them, trained for war purposes, were paraded through the city during air de fense demonstrations. EDUCATING THE DIODES Hsinking, Manchukuo. Sept. 21. (U.R> Establishment of a school to train Japanese brides for coloni zation life in Manchukuo is being considered by the Japanese-Man chuouoan Social Affairs snrietv. liwressives Ami Liberal i D Labor Leaders Unite For Re-eteelion Of Roosevelt Washington. Sept. 21.?(U.R)? Progressives and liberal labor lead ers reached an agreement here to night on details of a united cam paign direc ted Toward the re-elec tion of President Roo.se/elt. The coalition was announced by Senator Robert M. LaFollette. Progressh c. Wisconsin, and Major George L. Berry, eo-ordinator of industrial co-operation. LaFollette is chairman of the Progressive na tional eoinnnttee formed recently at a meeting of liberals in Chi cago and Berry is ehairinan of the labor's non-partisan league. Both organizations are pledged to support Mr. Roosevelt's candi dacy. The agreement came at the end of a day of conferences in which LaPollette, Berry, John L. Lewis, chairman of the Committee for Industrial Organization, and Sid ney lliliman, president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, participated. Proclaiming the existence of a "common cause," Berry made known that his group and the Progressives "have come to an un derstanding on how to achieve our objective?the re-election of Presi dent Roosevelt." Plans will be made to avoid conflict in speak ing engagements. Labor's non-partisan league is to remain in existence after the 1936 election to take advantage of political realignments which Berry and his aides expect to take place. The LaFollette group, however, has made no plans beyond the present campaign. The Wisconsin senator declined to name the states in which the speakers of the two groups would be active. He likewise declined to forecast the result of the presi dential race. "It is a real light," he told news papermen. "I can say, however, that if all the Progressives arc united behind President Roose velt, he will win." A Hislricl ()l Columbia I Oram I Jury Intlicls Four Doloclive Agency Heads On (Iharp's of (loiilompt of Scnaic <i ioinmillcc I11 Noliifgihiii; f ufair Labor I Vac tiers. Washington. Scj>t. 21.? (U.R)?Four high officials of the Railway Audit <& Inspection company, of Pitts burgh. a former director and an operative were indicted by a Dis trict of Columbia grand jury today on two charges of contempt of the Senate committee investigating un fair labor practices in industry. The accused were charged .spe cifically with refusing to appear be fore the Senatj group headed by Sen. Robert M. LaFollelte, P., Wis., and with failing to produce records and ether data .sought by the com mittee. Tho.se named in the indictment: W. W. Groves, Pittsburgh, presi dent of the company: W. B. Groves, Pittsburgh, vice president; J. E. Blair, Philadelphia, treasurer; L. W. Rice, Philadelphia, general man ager; R. S. Judge, New York, for mer director; J. C. Boycr, Pitts burgh, an operative. A conviction on the contempt charge is punishable by a line of $100 to $1,000 and by imprisonment of one month to a year. Officials of the district attorneys office said counsel for the six men would be instructed to arrange for their im mediate appearance here. Immediately afterward the com mittee withdrew subpoenas served on Western Union and Postal Tele graph company, calling for copies of Railway Audit and Inspection company messages. Advised cf this development. Chief Justice Alfred A. Wheat of the District of Colum j I 'Continued on Pace Eight-> 1 TODAY'S LOCAL CALENDAR A. M. 8:30 Mens' Christian Federa tion. 10:00 Free Diphtheria Clinic. P. M. 3:30 First Baptist W. M. S. G:15 First Baptist Y. W. A. 6:30 Kiwanis. 8:00 Jr., O. U. A. M.: Eureka Lodge; Cardinals Football I practice. More Victories For Rebels In Spanish War Capture Maipieda, the Key Point To the Road To Madrid and Toledo Rebel Field Headquarters al Tala vcra, Sept. 21.?(U.R)?Rebel head quarters said tonight that insurgent forces had captured Maqueda, a junction point on the highway be tween Toledo and Madrid. Maqueda is 45 miles from Madrid and 25 miles from Toledo. . The rebels captured Maqueda. last stronghold before the outskirts of Madrid, after a bitter battle. Capture of Maqueda followed the fall of Santa Olalla, which capitu lated last night, rebel headquarters said. As the loyalist forces made their strongest and most desperate stand on the outskirts of Santa Olalla, they had nothing left to resist the rebel advance on Maqueda, which Is sev en m.les away. Bitter fighting pre ceded their retreat, however, and a.s the loyalists scurried toward Ma drid the rebels walked into Maque da without encountering much re sistance. Capture of Maqueda, key point on the road to Toledo and Madrid, was considered of tremendous im portance. Alcazar Holds Out Toledo, Sept. 21. ? (U.R)?Loyalist artillery continued to batter at the Alcazar tonight but the government militia, repulsed with heavy losses in attacks yesterday, did not again attempt to storm the ancient pal ace-fortress. Rebel machine gun nests in the huge piles of stone and mortar chattered away every time a loyal ist showed. More than 50 loyalists were killed yesterday when an at tack was made, following an at tempt to burn out the more than (Continued on page five) Japs Are Being "Defensive" In China Once More! Shanghai, China, Sept. 21.?(U.R) Two Japanese destroyers, carrying a "strong" force of bluejackets, raced up the Y.inktse river toward Hankow tonight :o revenge theislay ing of a Japanese special guard Saturday. Worried residents expect ed the naval forces to take the law into their own hands until the mur der was solved. , The warships were prepared to protect Japanese with or without the aid of the Chinese Nanking government, which Japan blamed indirectly for instigating anti-Jap anese feeling. The shelling of Shanghai by a Japanese flotilla in 1932 was recalled. Incensed by killings of four Jap anese in China in recent weeks, Tokyo ordered the ships to Hankow as a "defensive" measure. An an nouncement said the Japanese navy "fears that it may be forced to resort to some defensive measures in the near future." The Japanese navy department said that the "sincerity of the Nan king government in wanting to end anti-Japanese agitation in China is not dependable and hence protec tive measures must be taken." A spokesman added that "discussions" with China will be begun soon to eradicate anti-Japanese feeling. FRENCH PREMIER ASKS FOR NEW DEAL LAWS Paris, Sept. 21.?(U.R) ? A second wave of French new deal legisla tion is being prepared by Premier Leon Blum's popular front govern ment, pursuing the bloodless trans formation policy of France's social and economic structure, it was learned tonight. Members of the government be gan writing the bills today, follow ing Blum's speech at Polssy, in which he promised that the unpre cedented number of laws which shook the country during the first ten weeks he was in power, would be followed by another group as I soon as parliament meets. Blum plans to send three import ant massages to parliament. The first will deal with reorganization cf the Lax system, the second with measures to combat unemployment and the third with a national in surance scheme designed to protect farmers against drought, floods, cy clones and other disasters. WouldTie Up Ships All Coasts Harry Bridges Threatens a General Nation-Wide Maritime Strike Washington, Sept. 21. <U.W - Harry Bridges, hard-boiled leader of west coast longshoremen, today threatened a general maritime strike in an attempt, to delay ap plication of the Copcland safcty at-sea act, which is scheduled to take effect December 25. Bridges conferred with federal officials and sought an appoint ment with Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper, who ha:; the power to delay application of the act 90 days. Asserting that his union be lieved the act would outlaw strikes, Bridges said it proposed to test the law in the courts and that "economic action" might be neces sary if the delay were not granted. "In case of a strike," he- said, "it would be nationwide and ex tend to the gulf, Atlantic and Pa cific coasts. Although the it.;:,? - shoremen are not involved in the provisions of the act, they arc committed to the support of "rea sonable' strike action by maritime unions. We consider that any strike against the new act would be reasonable.'" But despite his threat that a strike may be necessary, labor leaders doubted privately that it would be as general as Bridges claimed and some argued that to strike against the Copcland act would be to strike against Con gress. Labor leaders said Bridges would be unable to call out any Atlantic unions on strike, and probably only a few on the gulf. On the coast, however, some 35.000 work ers would be affected by a strik. call and 300,000 would be involved indirectly because their Industrie.-; would be unable to get suppli'-,. One of Bridges' compla nls against the Copcland act is that seamen arc required to carry "continuous discharge book" show ing their record. Bridges claimed that it would give shipowners the power to blacklist union labor Ly deciding that a man's record was not satisfactory. But officers of the senate com mittee which guided the Copcland act through Congress contend d that this provision was inserted chiefly to show up the trouble maker?the seaman who :! ips from boat to boat seeking ;<> :n ciic his fellow workers again i t i shipowners. They added tiia it represented an advancement e vt r the present system in that it a man is discharged he may go be fore a United States maritinn commissioner to get reinstated as a seaman instead of depending on the shipowner as heretofore. Bridges hoped that by obtaining a delay his group would be abie to present its views to the next Congress in an effort to Let the law changed. MRS. ANNIE SHUT DIED LAST NIGHT Mrs. Annie Lee Shipp. 5d"d 6(5. died at 10:30 o'c.ock last nil Id at the home of her daughter. Mr:. Joe E. Upton, on Pennsylvania avenue, following an illness wiiuii began May 4. She was the daughter of Sam uel and Martha Wright W:l!i;nii son, and besides the one daughn r is survived' by three sisters situl two brothers, all of Norfolk: Mrs. C. E. Drumwright, Ma*. M. H. Watson, Miss Florence William son, S. 13. Williamson and G. T. Williamson. Funeral arrangements had not been completed late last night. MRS. VIOLA MODLIN DIES AT SON'S HOME Mrs. Viola Modlin. aged O'J di< i around 5 o'clock Monday aiteniinu at the home of her son, Lliu. Pritchard, Parsonage street, extend ed, after having been sick lor sev eral days. Funeral service will be held from the home Tuesday after noon at 4 o'clock. Burial w.il be m Hollywood cemetery. She L> surviv t by two daughters, Mrs. J. L). H i - kett of this city and Mn. H. J. Jones of Norfolk: four son.., K. F. Pritchard, W. R. Pritchard, I.. K. Pritchard, all of this c*ty, and L. K. Pritchard of Graham. The funeral will be conducted from the home at 4 o'clock this ! afternoon.