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change in temperature. J- X llj _L//\ I lil Xl 1 I / Vjl F J \\ I J P J \ I Sanc* "ook to Hatteras: Moderate " 1908 rriMRIMrn . ,~7 1 JL^ J J JL 1 X southeast winds; mostly overcast on =gg??? COMBINED WITH THE INDEPENDENT, A WEEKLY ESTABLISHED BY W. 0. SAUNDERS IN 1908 1936 Wednesday, possibly scattered showers. l-*~ Tota' No. 198 fubi^hed Kr>py ..-_n 1?????' ' ' * J 21, 1937 Entered at the pnsMffice at Elizabeth City, N\ C.. . S1NGI E COPY 5 CENTS (England's |fa\ Kate hi\ nigh I fjer Huciuet Plans An I income Kate of I 2.") Per C ent I for Armaments I \ur.i-'' Cainil> Vi ill Pa\ I \inni! I?n i ?"!<*> More I Hum \im*rie?in> I ? JO. UP Chan I E xchequer Neville I fistoer'.ur. who may become I ' $4,314,210,000 I iamcnt today and. British industry with the I ying for the na I -. in:.'.men: pro- i I v! ::r!>t'?ii:ncic(i tlic I : (* immons when tic.::: cd the "bis secret" of I . ?n : i na'.ona. I I to increase I 1 pen-e on the I means that I be I ver one-fourth of I is writings to the government. I Ten Times More I -5 per cent rate a I 3.: :. earning 55.000 a year will I mes more than an I A.- eitircn with the same ? 'ax boost was r.o I Many ..ad feared it I le budget avoided any refer H gigantic loans neces ? tne country's st. ? : ogram. It had ? ' at the chancellor a the first install I C.r.M-.ued or. Page Three > I British Willi Protect Ships Biscay Waters \nnoiiure 4 haiii;o of Pol icy \fter Two Skippers Rim the Blockade L Apr:. - 3?Great d her poi :d ? Spanish Rebel : 3;v:ay with On Francisco I . ans " r ar.y damage to Brit y.:-. mpt;:u to run the 5-" Sarr.uh Hoare. first Lord of -? t.: . ,anced in the Hot* of Commons that a new H" Generalis ?o contained notice of decision 3 . >. navy to protect -tpping on the high seas "and ?vj- territorial waters." ' ? -rprise shift of policy fol ?**?c announcement that two Br.:: merchant ships laden with aci succeeded in reaching v Loyalist ports of Bil "d G. >n through Rebel-in ??y:c Biscay waters. reported that owners of ?' 3..-. food ships, joyous of the Merchant S< t Spray and Marie ma hing the block er. cl on Page Three* Don't Uonkey With Things ( ailed ('Uin Hails ' H victim of an - ifiicted accident, is nearly a week of ,1 ferine. What is >-.vn as a "sum boil" i.im early last ?. ???'! it and on Wed x> :?-?d a thumb pres ir. i' at caused it to burst ' 1 .on co the upper j - ai'a of his face, causing ?^a'ful and painful swelling. r of the bursting boil ?'annmeous. and accom tap?ed by < cere pain. dizziness a'.sea Frightful reports is room in the Vir -"1H LWr : ,)ICJ H-un expects to be up and ousincss today or to ?" IT'i'.v 'V':: I monkey with ?r :ayi. New Member LYNDON Eainos Johnscn. 29. of j Johnson City. Texas, recently | elected for the post of the late Congressman James P. Buchanan. 1 Plan Luncheon; For H'way Board G.unly Board to lie Hosts to Highway Commis sion Tomorrow Plan.", for a luncheon to be giv en for the State Highway & Pub he Works commission when it vis- | its Elizabeth City tomorrow in r.! body were announced last night I by G. C. Meads, secretary of the j Chamber of Commerce-Merchants as ociation. Tire luncheon is scheduled to I take place at 12:30 p. m . tomor- I row and will thus have an oppor- j tunity to clean up and rest for a j few minutes before the luncheon Following the luncheon, they I will be transported in automobiles ; furnished by local citizens to New- ; land township, where they will in-1 1 spect the Newland drainage dis- ! ' trict and the damage supposed to | have been done to the drainage ! district by the construction of the Acorn Hill road. The commission has been asked to take over the outstanding bonds of the drainage district and has | offered to contribute $8,000 to the relief of the bondholders but has expres ed unwillingness to con tribute more than that amount without first inspecting the lands ! of the drainage district at first hand. Their visit here tomorrow will be for just that purpose. President Will Visit Roanoke Island Congressmen Pledge Expense Reductions ?. Rigid Economy Is Re quest of President to Meet Budget No New Taxes Now Republicans Criticize "Be-1 lateil** Attempts ti> Bal ance the Budget I Washington. April 20.? (U.R) ? Congressional leaders of both ma jor parties greeted President Roosevelt's pica for economy to day with promises to co-operatc toward a balanced budget, altho I Republicans frankly criticized the effort as "belated." Advocates of bigger relief ex penditures were significantly chary of comment. They planned meetings to map out a Tight for more funds, but seemed not very hopeful of success. A leading administration scna- i tor. James F. Byrnes. D., S. C.. promptly suggested that the econ omy drive might begin with a i slicing of Mr. Roosevelt's request ed SI.500.000.000 relief appropria- ' tion. He said he would urge an j outside limit of one billion dol lars. with larger contributions | from project sponsors. Budget Message President Roosevelt today asked j congress to appropriate another i 51.500.000.000 for relief, forecast ! a $418,000,000 deficit instead of i a " layman'' balanced budget in the 1938 fiscal year and then de manded rigid economy to combat a S600.000.000 drop in anticipated federal revenues. He said, in a sharply-worded special message revising his Janu- | ary budget estimates, that there j is an immediate need for a care- I ful survey of the nation's tax structure and indicated there would be a new tax bill at the next session of congress. He de fended the size of the army and navy budgets but pointedly as ? Continued on Page Three) "N I Questions And Answers On Budget Message Washington, April 20.?(U.R)? Quc-.tions and answers arising from President Roosevelt's revis ed budget message to congress to day follows: Q. What is the national budget? A. It is a statement of estimated government revenue and expendi tures for a fiscal year. Q. What is a fiscal year? A. The 12-month period from one July 1 to the next. Q. Why is the budget on a fiS- I cal instead of calendar year bas is? A. Because congress meets af ter the calendar year begins anld | it must make appropriations for j a period starting several montt s | later. Q. What a "balanced budget? | A. The budget is in balance wheh I federal income covers all federal j expenses. Q. What happens when the I government spends more than I its income? A. It borrows money I by issuing securities to make up the difference but ultimately it must redeem these securities and pay interest on them in the mean time. Q. Why should the budget be balanced? A. To prevent inflation and keep the government from going so deeply in debt that it loses its credit standing. Q. What is inflation and how is it affected by the public debt? A. It is putting more money into circulation. Federal reserve banks j can issue money against govern ment bonds. Hence, increasing the J public debt increases inflation i possibilities. Q. Is a balanced budget in sight J this year or next? A. No. The President estimated today that there will be a net deficit of $2. 557.000 for the current fiscal year ending June 30 and of $418,000 - <Continued on Page Three) 1 1 ? /- \ W. Kerr Scott Explains Policy At L J Week, ville, April 20.?"I intend and hope to help lead agriculture in North Carolina forward to fol low the lead already taken by in dustry and to make our state the leading agricultural state of the South." W. Kerr Scott, state com missioner of agriculture. ttM n gathering of Elizabeth City busi ness men and Pasquotank county farmers here tonight. Mr. Scott, principal speaker at a fish cupper sponsored jointly by the Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce-Merchants Association, and Kiwanis and Rotary clubs, made a decidedly favorable im pression on his hearers, who num bered upwards of 200, and was praised and congratulated by many at the conclusion of his speech. Defending himself against the criticisms that have arisen from the many personnel changes he has made in the State Department of Agriculture since taking office a few months ago. Mr. Scott stated that these changes had been made with the sole idea of giving the department the appearance, at least, of being representative of the farmers of the state. He said j that too many of the department- j al employees had neither >.nowl- : edge of nor interest in agriculture and were holding their jobs sim ply by reason of influence and i politics. Explaining why he had increas ed the State Board of Agriculture from five to 10 members. Commis sioner Scott said his idea was to ; give each section of the state rep- j resentation so that the board! | would represent the entire agri- ! cultuial population of the state. His predecessor. he said, had! been too dictatorial and czar-like j with his board and had tried to; force his ideas upon the board ra ther than listening to their ideas. | He pledged his cooperation with j the board during his tenure of ! office. Speaking of his action in revert- i (Continued on Page Three) Father Divine Is Hunted After Riot In 'Heaven' I ' 4 Lowery Says He I Will Carry Vaccine Ml. ffrrnion Anti-Rabies! Inspector Makes Statement New light was shed on the an ' ti-rabies campaign in Pasquotank [ i County yesterday by S. L. Lowery, I , inspector and inoculator for Mt. [ Hermon Township. "Someone misinformed you." J j Lowery stated to a reporter for this newspaper yesterday, "when ? they told you that the inspectors j in the rural sections will be hamp ered in their anti-rabies work for I lack of reliable source from which I to obtain vaccine." Lowery says that he has oraereu and will keep on hand vaccine for his own use and also for Lu 1 ton Whitehurst. Providence in | spector, and Charles M. Jones, Newland inspector, and any others I who may desire him to do so. i Lowery says he purchases the vac cine from a reliable concern and that he has refrigerating facilities for keeping it cool. Lowery will begin giving anti rabies inoculations in Mt. Hermon on Saturday of this week. The other rural inspectors are not planning to start until May. The inoculations are supposed to be gin April 1 and continue for 90 days. f TODAY'S LOCAL CALENDAR ' A. M. i 8:30 Mens Christian Federation P. M. 3:30 Junior Womans Club 7:30 Midweek religious services; Dr. J. L. Evans at Black well Memorial j Library Closed. Process Server Breaks Up Meeting and a Man Is Knifed In Melee New York. April 20.?iU.R)? Fa- I ther Divine, bald little Negro mys tic who made himself "god" to thousands of followers through out the United States, tonight was hunted as a fugitive from justice after a man was stabbed in a riot at his red-brick Harlem "heaven". The fantastic turn in the "Em j peror Jones" career of the one | time Bapti. t minister occurred j j during a midnight "peace service" when a process server, Paul Coro wa. interrupted the mumbo-jurr bo to slap a legal summons against Father Divine's chest. "God" lost his temper, j As a re .ult one man was in a hospital tonight, near death with I a knife slash in his chest, and posses of police beat through the bushes around the black mes sia'c 'promised land" at Kingston, N. Y.. where they believe the har ried little Negro fled. An alarm was broadcast through eight states to arrest the cult leader on a charge of felonious assault. Later his attorney told police he would surrender tomor row. Father Divine was addressing his flock in the hot, stuffy little "banquet" room of his four-story "heaven" just off Lenox avenue, when Corowa, a contractor who j serves legal documents on the side, ducked under a rope, walked over ! and tapped him with the sum mons. Father Divine stopped talking, and stared for an instant at CoTo wa. Then, trembling with rage, he seized the man by the shoulders and shook him. For an instant the packed room of sweating devotees was silent. The chirping greeting: "Peace ? it's a wonderful thing" faded out. (Continued on Page Three) Flowers Are Beautiful In Town Flizabeth City Bears Ap pearance of One Large Flower Garden 'Tis said that "April showers bring May flowers", but a survey of Elizabeth City yards and gar dens yesterday showed that March showers have brought a good many April flowers. Beautiful flowers and flowering shrubs and trees are to be seen on every hand, and blooms in great profusion and of countless hues i make a ride thru the better resi dential sections of the town a rev- : elation of beauty. i Among the flowers, shrubs and i trees now in bloom are: all varie- I ties of spirea, tulips, flowering al- , mond. dogwood, Judas trees, Dutch and German Irises, late daffodils, pansies, forget-me-nots, English i daisies, perennial Sweet Alyssium. i wall flowers, very early roses, az- i aleas. valley lillies, blue phlox, ' pink thrift, violets, periwinkles, wisteria and others too numerous to mention. < Among the prettier yards and 1 gardens are those of Mrs. A. L. Pendleton, Mrs. Harold Overman, i Mrs. H. S. Willey and Mrs. H. D. i Walker on West Main street, Mrs. ; Marshall Jones and Mrs. W. G. ] Gaither on West Church street, ( and Mrs. C. E. Overman of North l Road street. A number of visitors from Nor- < folk and other nearby places were here Sunday and yesterday in- . epoetins and admiring some of the local flower gardens. 1 Singers Plan A Tour Of N o r t h Norman Concert Singers to Leave May 21) On Ambitions Program Encouraged by the enthusiastic re. ponse their singing lias evoked j in this part of the country, the j Norman concert singers, local Ne gro choral group, are going to make a Northern tour beginning |1 May 20. it was announced yester- 1 day by Prof. James E. Norman, di- ; rector and organizer of the group, j This vocal group was ursu or ganized about seven years ago. During the seven years of it.; ex istence, it has gone under several different names and has seen changes in personnel, but it is basically the same group that started out seven year ago. The Norman concert singers have given concerts in a number of towns and cities in North Car olina and Virginia and have re ceived high praise on their work. They recently completed a tour of Virginia during which they sang in Richmond, Petersburg and sev eral other places. The Northern tour they arc now planning is by far the most ambitious of their undertakings to date. They plan to give concerts in Baltimore, Washington. Philadel phia, New York and several other cities. They already have engage ments booked for Baltimore and New York and have good prospects cf other bookings. The leader of the group is James E. Norman, local school ?Contmued on Page Three' Speaks at Fort Raleigh i ? - President Franklin D. Raosevelt Contestants! \j e a v i 11 g Today J K. C. 19. S. Music Contest Kntrants Leave by Bus This Morning A busload of Elizabeth City high school students will leave here this morning at nine o eiock, bound 1 for Greensboro, where they will participate in the State high school music contest tonight and tomorrow. Even before the bus leaves here this morning, one E. C. H. S. en try. and possibly two. will already have taken part in the contest. The vocal solos are scheduled to get under way this morning at eight o'clock and Elizabeth City has two entries in this class. Hen ry Brown will sing "To the End of the Road." a baritone solo, and Luther Mann will sing "Serenade", a bass solo. The voral quartets and tries will compete tonight at 7:30 o'clock. The iocal mixed quartet, composed of Jerry Wilcox, Annie Davis, Bob by Foreman and Gaither Aydlett, will sing "My Dream Is of an Is land Place," and the girls' trio, composed of Mary Fodry, Mar jorie Jackson and Mary Simpson, will sing "Dark Eyes." In the glee club contests to morrow morning, the E. C. H. S. girls' glee club will sing "Wander er's Night Song." and the boys' (Continued on page four) Confesses To Sins From Pulpit Dr. J. L. Evans Preaches Unique and Inspir ing Sermon The unique and inspiring ex perience of seeing and hearing a. man confess all his sins in order that he might show others how their sins and temptations might he met and overcome was the ex perience of those who heard Dr. J. Levering Evans speak at the Blackwell Memorial Baptist church last night. Dr. Evans, speaking simply but sincerely and forcefully, gave a narration of his personal sins from boyhood to the present in which proved to be one of the most interesting and most stirring sermons ever heard here. It was Dr. Evans' personality relating his personal experiences as a forceful and dynamic illus tration of the saving power of God and a vital Christianity. "The experiences that I shared with the congregation tonight was typical of many that have been shared with me by young people looking for an answer." said Dr. Evans. "The answer is Jesus Christ ?the answer to every personal problem, every business problem and every national and interna tional problem. The world has 'Continued on Page Three) Chorine Sues Millionaire For "Back Salary' Nf;w York. April liO.?(U.R>?Miss Dorothy Sabine, who learned plenty about figures while in the chorus of George White's "Scan dals". swore in court loday that J. D. Wooster Lambert. St. Louis millionaire, owned her $37,750 in back salary and commission for business advice she had given him. Ever since she met him at a party in 1029, she said, she has been wrinkling her pretty brow over charts and market graphs, ruining her eyesight reading the stock list, keeping one eye on the fluctuations of the pound sterling and telling Lambert for heaven's sake to buy another block of Con tinental Can and get in on the ground floor. Lambert, who recently paid his wife the record alimony of $1, 699 009 admitted hf knew Miss Sabine socially, but said that all the financial advice she ever gave him could be wrapped up in the costume she used to wear in the "Scandals". Miss Sabine's court costume was what the market writers call "mixed"?part bullish and part bearish. The jaunty green hat was definitely bullish; her tan sweater [ and skirt were bearish. Her testi mony opened strong, held firm through direct examination and toward the day's close broke a bit under cross-examination when Lambert's attorneys inquired con cerning the location of the offices from which she dispensed her financial advice to the millionaire. "Well." she said, "we had tea at the Ritz." "Do you usually advise your clients in restaurant?" the lawyer j (Continued on Page Three; Delivers Address August 18 Special Stamp Will Be Issued On 350th Anniversary Visit Is Unique First Head of Nation to Go to Spot Where America Had Its Beginning That President Roosevelt will visit Roanoke Island and make an address on August 18. 1937, the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Virginia Dare, first child of English parentage born in America, was news communi cated to the press at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon by Congress man Lindsay C. Warren. Mr. Warren is also authority for the statement that President Roosevelt will recommend a spec ial commemorative stamp for the 350th anniversary of the Roanoke Island settlements. First Time In History For the first time in history a President of the United States will make a visit to Roanoke Island, the birthplace of English speaking civilization in America. President Hoover visited the region while he was Secretary of Commerce. Grover Cleveland may have shot ducks in nearby Currituck Sound, as he was frequently entertained by the late Joseph Seelinger of Norfolk who had a shooting lodge at Back Bay, Va. George Wash ington, whose real estate inter ests embraced not only vast tracts in the Dismal Swamp, but in other parts of Northeastern North Car olina, as far south as Beaufort County, made excursions into Eastern North Carolina in his day. But the Albemarle has been off the beaten track of Presidents. Not even a candidate for the pre (Continued on Page Three) Arrest Creech Perjury Count In Washington Testimony Before the Civil Liberties Inquiry Held to Be Untrue Washington, April 20.?(U.P>? Ted Creech, husky, debonair mine superintendent of '"bloody" Har lan county, Ky? was arrested on a charge of perjury late today as he strolled from another startling % session of the LaFollette civil liberties inquiry, and was released on $2,000 bond. He will be arraigned tomorrow. Conviction of the charge carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, a $2,000 fine or both. The charge grew out of an in cident that threw the LaFollette inquiry into an uproar last Fri day. R. S. Tackett, a witness be fore the committee and now in custody of federal officials in con nection with other acts of violence 'M nnuniir UoH fnvl ifinrl In Ill X1CV1 Ian LUUilVJ . iiuw tvwvuivvi w conditions existing in the area un der investigation. Tackett then unexpectedly charged that Creccli had ap (Continued on Page Three) (.upper smith Com puny Ituys Tupbout for Service Here The steam tug James E L<r of West Point. Va., has been pur chased by Coppersmith & Co.. and is now being reconditioned at the | yards of the Elizabeth City Iron I Work & Supply company. The IjO" is a wooden vessel built at the John C. Froelichs & Co's works at Baltimore in 18882. At present workmen are busy removing the steam propulsion machinery pre paratory to installing a diesel mo tor. and a general overhaul will follow. The company will put the tug into service towing lumber barges troin Hyde county to its plant here.