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r NVITH THE .NDEPENUENT. a WEEKLY ESTABLISHED BY W. 0. SAUNDERS ? ,1 I ? early ?ursd.y, ^ L ' " - EI^TH CITY. N. C.. THURSDAY APR,, a w ' 1 ,UI-1 i.M7 Entered it the poetofflce at Elizabeth Cltv n c r. ~ "? c ? SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS Jadrid A iluinddes }f Death l.t>ns Hombard ,,at Spreads l>es.?!ation jrv iniiaiuiation u. t'> Hrtnik. " ||,svn l> cfrn-?? . ?,\XY T liOURELL ?" . . ? j ?? Torn zen faces ;:i 'lie Streets if v - ? re the once \ a a - splattered 7<1 after a day-long rebel took nearly ' - .-.amble day ? . v.tal's 803.900 [ G. :i Francisco r ?' .. ci:;. nearly six i Cann to Du>k ? :v lasted from ?a v. on y brief ' - :* dying could j-' ' . roar of the ; oodies could nc: smoke anti-aircraft ! ,:v Garabttas G: a el-. Campo park, la'tiin? staccato r. f.r crackers. ? i ; across the :? less than four - Alcala? ,-y with heavy 7; in the third stanza i? ..ell I Attark- Have Failed ; ten days Franco, unable to - -...e loyalists defense ring latmued on Page Three* labor Strife ioo> On Over \ Wide Area .mi'luin Vttlement May I LvIihIc t10; Shipping I- \irain In Pirture ? . Mo A: 21 - ? i :ai< " night 1:':. m-:. f : duty in ?? i .it: : :.v j days of *? by sympathizers and shoe affiliated with tne John ?- - for I:.: atrial p-'v. r. ' c strike area by ? ?" h"??? o 3 >:: "Aon r" and state -;a. dsrr.fr. boarded -:i' : : A ib.;: r. jj miles dis ?Os.a?.A n? i .. ? t... _ ? a li i'Ji 5Cf ft' ft fti; idiation of ft for In ft V .*/ un I ft"- very metal mine in ft t ft?, i M F ur companies ft to Au ft-:' violence in ft- i. called by CIO I month ago. I ft- American Labor League" 1 01 canization. ft--' i.ooo members ftp- ?? . .. . mcorpor I ? ??:; P''4C Three) fwious I Unit one's Stops he T\? : r...ir.v well-known of politics, - rtnd entertain ;-av* 'oppod here in the -? M ? recent of such fop i.cre was the Mas h paiaiial 80-footer, W up here Tuesday night out yesterday after ? '.:e M&squeradcr is hian John Charles . ? baritone, whose Easton. Ma. ?'.vned by Funny .r. been here foi ; 1 '.i ' will probably - " '? -.r longer. . u h is owned by ' ' .. .;. 0[ the radio U. S. Army's New Flying Fortress i ??? * MIGHTIEST, more formidable than any other fighting aircraft, here is Uncle Sam's newest 20-ton bomber as it was wheeled out on Boeing field. Sea ale. Wash., for a test. It has been under construc i tion for three years, so carefully guarded that only a few air corps officers know its specific details. It is 75 feet long and has a wing spread of 105 feet. It carries a ton of bombs at 252 miles an hour. Security Tax Strikers ?/ Warned By Government ?/ Mosl Efficient MelhodsW oiilcl Fliminate Job; Full Development of Me- ] chanical .Methods Seen t A> Employment's Foe Washington. April 21. ?<U.R>? J Obsolete and old-fashioned equip- 1 ments keeping 15.000 Americans 'in jobs that a'.anccu technology ! ! could fill, a high government of- 1 ficial revealed tonight. As relief experts variously esli-; ( mated the present number of un- ; employed at between 7.000.000 and 10.000.000. this official disclosed ^ the gloomy possibility of more j j than double that number if up- i to-date machinery were installed ' I in ail the nation's factories and j farms. This official, frequent presiden tial adviser, said that the nation', present supply of industrial goods j could be produced with 5.00C.000 fewer workers if the most effi cient machinery were used. The present supply of agricultural j ?Continued on Page Three> Erwin ; Support , \ Federal School Head Thinks Stale I- Near Limit of Ke soitrees I iiaided Raleigh. April 21.?(U.R)?VVarn ing that North Carolina is "ap proaching the limit of its ability , to support its schools under pre- j sent conditions." State Superin tendent of Public Education. Clyde A. Erwin today urged state edu- I, cators to rally in -support of the Harrison-Flctcher-Black bill pro viding federal support of public education. Erwin's warning was contained j in a message to "superintendents, : teachers and principals" printed in the April public school bulle tin. issued today. Explaining that North Carolina would receive $3,154,615 annually : and $9,463,845 over five years from the bill now in the Senate ! judiciary committee, Erwin said. "Those of us who have been ?Continued on Page Three) The Mutual Boys to Meet at Mags Head North Carolina Mutual Insur ance agents will hold their an ! nual meeting at Nags Head on June 18 and 19. according to ad . i vices received last night by Albert T. Kramer, a member of the board of directors of the associa ? tion. from George Jones, secre i j tary and treasurer of the organi i j zation, of Charlotte. ;' There will probably be as many j as 100 to 125 in attendance at | the convention, the headquarters ? | of which will be at the Nagshead ' er. Wnght..ville Beach was a strong ' bidder for the convention this ?| summer, but lost to Nags Head : i largely thru the pleasing odlts mauohip of Mr. Kramer. Many Employers Re ported to Plan Re-1, fusing to Pay Prior to Court Ruling. Washington. April 21.?<U.R>?A hreatened employers' strike igainst payment of social security j axes pending supreme court de- j rision on their validity brought a ; iharp warning tonight from inter- j tal revenue commissioner Guy T. Reivering. i He ordered district tax collec- j ors to "investigate actively" all i, failures to make returns promptly I ind said that stiff penalties will ' ae imposed on delinquents if the supreme court hold-; the levies ronstitutional. Helvering acted after some New England employers said they jlanned to ignore the federal old age pension and unemployment insurance taxes in view of the Boston circuit court of appeals de ? Continued on Page Three) Here's a Squirrel That's House Broke Here's a good squirrel story. Franci > Grice. young son of Mrs. Ruth G. Grice. 105 W. Church St.. found a baby squirrel a few ncnths ago and brought it home | with him. But knowing his moth-1 :r's antipathy to rodents of all | kinds, he concealed the baby j squirrel in his bedroom and kept j his find a secret. Francis fed the baby on milk until it could take a stronger diet and then gave it nuts, until the squirrel grew into a big. full 1 grown squirrel. And then Mrs. j Grice discovered it and told Fran cis he would have to put the var mint out doors. Francis pleaded to | be permitted to keep the squirrel j indoors until warm weather. | ... .r?~ loci \i*nr?Lr I warm weamci and Francis put the squirrel out doors. But the house-bred rquirrel won't stay out doors. It will bask in the sunshine and frisk around the Grice backyard and climb trees during the day-time. It will J go to a neighbour's and scratch on the door screen until some one comes and gives him nuts, which he scampers off and buries. But at night the bright-eyed lit tle fellow will seek the back door of the Grice apartment and j scratch until it gains admittance. | scampering up to the room of its young master where he beds in an old lamp shade until time to be put out doors again next morn- ' mg. Judge Small Enjoys Sitting Out On His Porch Many Elizabeth Citizens got their first glimpse of Judge Walter j L. Small in nearly three months ye. terday when, taking advantage | of the April warmth, he sat on the upper porch of his residence on East Colonial avenue for about two hours, reading and waving and speaking to passing friends and acquaintances. Judge Small suffered a para lytic stroke in late January and has been confined to his home since. He has regained fully the use of his voice and is slowly but surely regaining the use of his right leg and arm. Judge Small seemed thofoly to enjoy his outmg yesterday. Dr. J. L. Evans Talks On * Prayer Irpos Christians to Pray With Clean Hands and Pure Heart "The two first requisites *f prayer are that you have cleat hands and a pure heart before ydu pray." Dr. J. Levering Evans told a large congregation at the Black well Memorial Baptist church last night. Preaching on the subject of "Prayer", Dr. Evans said in part: "The average man today doesn't care about what happened a thou sand years ago. but if the miracles of the time of Christ were to hap pen today they would be some thing of a sensation." "We have got to get away from sentimentality and get a clear-cut morality." "Too many of our church mem bers today are a pious lot of Polly annas." "Do you want your children, your husband or your wife con verted for their own sake-, or for your own comfort, that is, because it would be easier to live with them?" "If you have clean hands and a pure heart, you will be winning iContinued on Page Three) Fight For Economies In Government lias Started Self-Destruction Of Dan Morgan Was \ Long Considered Indications Show Lo cal Merchant Had Entertained Idea for Weeks. "Give this pistol to Ray L. Twid I dy. My sickness has destroyed me." Leaving enly this brief note in | explanation of his act, Dan R. Morgan, Elizabeth City wholesale and retail grocer, sent a bullet crashing thru his brain in the garage of his home at 505 South Road St., about 11:45 o'clock yes terday morning. He waj 64 years old and had been in ill health for two years; his business had been worn upon in the depression of the past several years: two sons in whom he had hoped to develop his bu. ine.ss suc cessors had disappointed him in | this respect. Sick, tired, oppressed by a feeling of defeat, he had probably contemplated the act for weeks. Two weeks ago he had his teeth extracted. His family thought they noted an improvement in his con- | dition; he ate more heartily, seem ed to enjoy his food. "I hope you will get new teeth | right away," said his wife to him. | "I don't know that I shall ever | bother to get new teeth," he re- | plied. He probably had self-de struction in mind at the time. Yesterday morning he went to | the store of Ray L. Twiddy and borrowed a pistol. Not an unusual occurrence. He had borrowed that pistol before when bothered by I burglars. Taking a piece of wrap ! ping paper and scribbling a hur I ried note, he drove to his home, parked in his garage, placed his hat. spectacles and the suicide note on the seat, stepped from the car. fired the fatal shot, slumped down on the running board of his car. expiring almost instantly. Coroner J. B. Ferebee who view ed the remains said no inquest would be necessary. It was a plain case of suicide. Mrs. Morgan, interviewed at the home last night, said she probably (Continued on Page Three) Father Divine Hides Police Search County Schools Are All Set To Close Schedule of (Hosing Exor cises Announced by Jennings Plans for the closing of Pasquo tank county's three consolidated rural schools were given out yes terday by County Superintendent M. P. Jennings. The Newland school will close on April 29, a week from today; Weeksville will close on Friday, April 30, and Cen tral will close on Monday, May 3. The baccalaureate sermon at Weeksville will be preached at 2:30 p. m. on Sunday. April 25, by the Rev. Hiram King, pastor of the First Methodist church of this city. That night at eight o'clock the Rev. A. C. Lee. pastor of the Methodist circuit in this county, will deliver the baccalaureate ser mon at Newland. Presiding Elder B. B. Slaughter will deliver the baccalaureate at Central on Sun day. May 2, at eight p. m. The commencement address at Newland on the night of the 29th will be delivered by Ira T. John son. a former principal of the school, who is now practicing law at Jefferson. N. C. Thad Eure, Secretary of State, will deliver the commencement ad dress at Weeksville on the night of the 30th. R. R. McCulloch, president of Chowan college, is the commence ment speaker for Central. The grade exercises at Weeks - i!!e '? ill be conducted Friday morning. Mr. Jennings stated. Harlem's NVgro kGo?r Still Fugitive; Breaks Vi itli No. I Angel New York. April 21.?'U.R)? Harlem's black-skinned "God," Father Divine, was in hiding from the law tonight, and the "peace" sign was taken down from the door of the red-brick building where he set up his home-made "heaven." A surly Negro "angel" stood in the doorway, and all he would mutter to people who peered in as they passed by was a single, unangelic word: "Scram!" "God" had made a mistake. In a brief burst of quick-triggered temper the bald little Negro struck a process server who came into "heaven" to serve him with a summons from one of his rebel lious "angels" who said he paid I Father Divine money and wanted it back. Today the one-time Baptist preacher who rose, like "emperor Jones", to rule a world of his own making, was hunted by police in eight states. State troopers searched build <Continued on Page Three) f TODAY'S LOCAL CALENDAR A. M. B:30 Mens Christian Federation 10:30 County commissioners j meet in joint session with State Highway and Pub lic Works Commission P. M. 7:30 Red Men: Troop 152 BSA; Eastern Star 7:45 Choir practices I Library hours: 10-12, 2-6 I v ? I J. P. Morgan Off To See His Pal Crowned Ami Virtually Admits That lie. Too, Will Don Knee-Pants New York. April 21.?(U.R)? Blustery J. P. Morgan, whose el- < der boasted he descended from < Morgan the Buccaneer, strode up 1 the gangplank oI the Queen Mary 1 today and sailed for London to 1 wear knee breeches and see his 1 pal crowned king. ?' The British Union Jack was | whipping in the rain and the band was playing "God Save The King" as Morgan went aboard. At the rail stood James W. Gerard, U. S. special ambassador to the corona tion, who also will wear knee . breeches. Morgan was mad. A photo- J grapher had attempted to take a picture of him. One of Morgan's men had socked the cameraman. "They have 10,000 pictures of me now," stormed Morgan, "but they keep on taking them. It's al i Continued on Page Three) Delegates to NCEA j Meet Leaving This P. M. Local delegates to the annual convention of the North Carolina Education association in Durham | today, tomorrow and Saturday will leave here this afternoon. Those who will represent the lo cal schools at the convention are: , I Superintendent Edgar E. Bundy. high school teachers Lorimer Mid- , I gett, Julian Aydlett and Mrs. I Overman, and Miss Margaret I Winder, seventh grade teacher. , Superintendent M. P. Jennings I aid Principal Ralph W. Holmes of Central high, will represent the county schools. j The NCEA convention this year, incidentally, will give favorable publicity to the local primary | chool. using it as a model school j of today in an exhibit tracing the I progress and development of North Carolina schools during the past half a century. A dozen or so interior views of the school, showing the class rooms. the infirmary, the offices, the music room and other fea tures of the building were taken recently by Frisby's studio and will be displayed at the conven tion in Durham. Also a model class room, patterned after those in the local school, will be on dis play. ! Mrs. Hollowell'a Will Filed With Clerk Of the Court The will of Mrs. Parthenia Gat ling Hollowell has been filed for I probate in the office of N. Elton Aydlett, clerk of superior court. I According to the terms of the I will, which was fou d in Mrs. Hoi- ; | lowell's papers following her re cent death and is without sub- , scribing witnesses, her daughter, ] Miss Margaret Hollowell, is to re ceive the farm in Perquimans I county known as Cedar Vale. Mrs. 1 Hollowell requests that the farm remain in the family, by whom it ; has been owned since 1813, unless necessity should require its sale. i Miss Hollowell also receives her ! mother's jewelry, with the ex- | ception of two breast pins, of , which she is given the use at will, 1 with the provision that eventually i one is to go to Miss Virginia Hurst i Hollowell and the other to Mrs. Lawrence Ingram, her grand- , daughters. The grandchildren al- i so are to receive $100 each. ] Under the will $1,000 in notes < (held by Mrs. Hollowell go to her i son, C. Wilson Hollowell; while, i : expressing her wish that the home i ! at Bayside shall not be dismantl- i ' ed al! furniture is left to her son, i 1 Frank W. Hollowell. ' < Hammer Victim JULIA Nussenbaum, 24, night club violinist known professional y as Tania Lelevo, found beaten Co death with a hammer in a re nearsal studio in New York. She was the daughter of Nathan Nus senbaum, Bridgeport, Conn. Mis cha Ross was arrested at Liberty, N. Y.. as a suspect. m- -W T m La Verriere A Welcome Sight Big Yacht Arrived Yester day; Here for the Summer A familiar and welcome sight was the yacht La Verriere II when she tied up at the Riverside yacht piers yesterday afternoon around 4:30 o'clock. The yacht was a familiar sight because her gray hull and her massiveness became well known here last fall when she stayed here for several months. She was a wel come sight for several reasons. One reason Elizabeth City was glad to see the La Verriere II was because her master. Capt. Ed Channing, made many friends here last fall, as also did several of his crew. She was a welcome sight to tradesmen because of the large amount cf money she leaves in the town. The yacht will probably be here all summer and will leave 'Continued on Page Three) D. A. R. Votes Disapproval Court Change In Far! Daughters Seem to Be Opposed to Almost Everything Washington, April 21.? <U.R)? The Daughters of the American Revolution tonight stood adamant against proposals which would change the structure of the su preme court and the nation's cap itol. At a busy session of the 46th continental congress, the society approved resolutions which: 1. Condemned legislation em bodying President Roosevelt's plan for reorganization of the federal judiciary and proposed that the issue be submitted to the elector ate in the form of a constitution al amendment. 2. Opposed a bill sponsored by Senator Tom Connally, D.. Tex., providing for expenditure of S4, 000,000 to replace the original limestone front of the capitol building with marble and move the building forward a number of feet. The DAR also took cognizance of the controversy raging in the District of Columbia over the pro posed construction of a Thomas Jefferson memorial in the tidal basin which probably would re- \ suit in destruction of Japanese cherry trees lining the basin. "The gift of these trees by the j Japanese government constitutes i a goodwill gesture x x x and to! lightly brush aside this gesture I wofjld brand the American people | as lacking in appreciation and un derstanding of international cour-1 tesy," the resolution said, adding' that the floral display is "one of; the beauty spots of our capital' city.'' Administration Wins One Skirmish and Loses Another Cut Farm Activity Strong Bloc Will Fight for Big Increase In Relief Expenditures Washington, April 21. ? <U.R> ? President Roosevelt broke even in two tilts with congress over his new economy drive today as pow erfulb Iocs threatened the pro gram with demands for multi million dollar flood control ex penditures and a $1,000,000,000 increase in the proposed work relief appropriation. Meantime, the heads of two government departments reacted sharply to Mr. Roosevelt's rigid orders for economy in an attempt to balance the budget during the 1938 fiscal year. Cut Farm Activities Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace forecast an immediate curtailmertt of the administra tion's farm activities. Federal aid to farm tenants, production con trol and the ever-normal granary are among the projects to feel the economic ax. Wallace said. He is still hopeful that the crop insur ance program, to be applied to the 1938 wheat yield, may be sal vaged. Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper and his first assistant, Ernest Draper, joined in predict ing that business recovery will not be retarded by the apparent inability of the administration to balance the budget in the 1938 fiscal year as the president anti cipated in January. He said he (Continued on Page Three) Intimidation Again Charged Before Senate LaFollette Committee Has Another Taste of Har lan County Methods Washington, April 21.?(U.R)? Lawrence Howard, slim young grocery clerk from "bloody" Har lan county, Ky? interrupted the senate civil liberties inquiry late today to blurt out the charge that he had been "pushed around" and threatened with death because of testimony before the group. He was the second witness to tell the committee headed by Sen. Robert M. LaFollette, P.. Wis., of alleged intimidation since the Harlan county investigation be gan. Earlier in the day Ted Creech, bulky Kentucky mine superintendent, was held for the Federal Grand Jury charged with perjury because he denied threat ening a committee witness. Nervous and looking furtively about the room, Howard said he encountered several men near the entrance to the hearing room as he concluded testimony last week that he had been offered $100 by a Harlan county deputy sheriff to assault an organizer for the Unit ed Mine Workers. "When I went by, I heard a man named Wash Irving say something about people who turn re<j-neck," Howard said. "Then I went down to the hall to the wash room. After I got in there four men came in and pushed me around up against the wall." That night, Howard continued, he got a telephone call at his hotel (Continued on Page Three) Sidewalk Project Is Well Under H ay Work on the new WPA side walk project has gotten under way, brick walks having been laid so far on B street between South ern avenue and Harrington Road, on Goodwin avenue between A and C streets, while the next work in the Euclid Heights section will be on A street and Woodland avenue, according to Mayor Jerome B. Flora. The old sidewalk on Pool street from Colonial avenue to the coun ty jail is now being removed pre paratory to the laying of the first of the concrete sidewalks provid ed for under the project. Parson age street in the vicinity of the primary school building is gu the schedule for early attention.