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^ 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. ~
Jadrid A
}f Death
l.t>ns Hombard
,,at Spreads
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
Cann to Du>k
? :v lasted from
?a v. on y brief
' - :* dying could
j-' ' . roar of the
; oodies could
nc: smoke
! ,: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
fti; idiation of
ft for In
V .*/ un
ft"- very metal mine in
ft?, i M F ur companies
ft to Au
ft-:' violence in
ft- i. called by CIO
I month ago.
ft- American Labor League"
1 01 canization.
ft--' i.ooo members
ftp- ?? . .. . mcorpor
I ? ??:; P''4C Three)
fwious I Unit one's
: 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
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
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
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
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
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- '
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 *
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
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
"Too many of our church mem
bers today are a pious lot of Polly
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
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:
"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)
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 .
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
! 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
Big Yacht Arrived Yester
day; Here for the
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
Court Change
In Far! Daughters Seem to
Be Opposed to Almost
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
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
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'
Administration Wins
One Skirmish and
Loses Another
Cut Farm Activity
Strong Bloc Will Fight for
Big Increase In Relief
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
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)
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.
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.

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