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Ocmbincd with Th? Independent, a weekly etUbllihed by W. O. Saunders In 1908 Ppblishnl every day except .Sunday by The Independent rubliehing Co., at 10-1 E. Colonial Ave.. Elizabeth City, raaguotanb County, North Carolina TELEPHONE 1122 Subecript.on Kates: By mail in the Elizabeth City trade territory, 1 year ti.00. ? rnos. $2.23. 3 mos. $1.23, 1 mo. 50 centa. Elsewhere $5.00 a year. Mast be peid in advance. By Carrier: Single copy 5 cento; one week 12 cents payable to carrier * ?tuber Initial Tress Associations and National Editorial Association Entered at the poeloflicc at Elizabeth City, N. C., as second class matter. National Adeertising Representative. Thomas F. Clark Co., Inc. 203-217 East 42nd St.. New York City Friday, April 2.1, 1937 Ol'R good friend Dr. J. J. A READY Davis, of Smyrna, wants to ANSWER know what's going to happen when the Government sup ports even hotly and there is nobody left to support . .. ? ..vernnient? The good doctor's answer will lie found in Russia. Germany, Italy and Japan where everybody is working for the Government. He will also iinti an approach to his an swer in England and in America where the governments are garnering a larger and larger share of the national wealth year after year. Governments can lie generous with money; but it is always with other |>eoplc's money, or with other |>eople's gootis and services, the etpiivalcnt of money. SINGE chemists have discov I I.ME TO ercd methods for removing REFOREST resin impurities from South ern pine, making it available for newsprint paper, the exploitation of sec ond-growth pines in the South is fraught with grave danger. This danger has been pointed out by Harold R. Murdoch, research director for the Ghampion Fibre Go. Fen veal's is a short time in which to j grow a tree, lnd it lakes seven to ten years i for a common slash pine to reproduce itself j in the South Atlantic coastal area. At tiie rate that paper mills are springing up all over the South, alarming inroads upon the pine crop could he made in ten years if landowners do not begin reforestation. TNK man \vln> walks into THE LUCKY a store today to tind the FARMER suit he purchased in 1' for *12.00 now marked up to slP..">0 can still congratulate himself il he is a farmer. The farmer in i!K?2 had to sell 2o0 pounds of lint cotton at live cents a pound to pay | for that *12..">0 suit. Now his 2nd pounds of cotton at 1 I'j | cents will buy that *10.."?(? suit and leave him *1 li.oo to spend for other things, Figure it out for yourself. The fanner is in a way to he again the enviable figure of an era. It is the man in tow n whose wages or salary has not ad- \ vanced in line with cotton and textiles who is feeling the pinch. ENCOURAGEMENT for the FEWER oldsters and the middle-aged ! YOUTHS w lit> have fell themselves in I the process of being crowded oil the earth by youth is found in conclu- | sions reach* d by the Scripps Foundation, which studies the trends in population. Whereas in 1 U20 there were 11 persons below lit! .. of each unit of 100, in 1080 there will be only 2b. In 10X0 we will have 21 out of each 100 between the ages of .">() ami 70. whereas we have only half as many now. Longer life and restriction of immi gration are the chief reasons for the trend. Fewer youths w ill mean more jobs for - the more mature. And right here youth faces the danger of conservatism, in the saddle, dominating our economic and so cial structure to the extent of holding youth back. Such are the implications. But we have an idea that neither youth per se nor middle-age per se will triumph in the end. We have an idea that the rewards will go rather to the vigorous of mind and body regardless of age. DARK County votes lo TOO (iHEAT A morrow on the <|iiestion TK.MI'TATiON of legalizing the sale of lienor in that county thru the Alcoholic Beverage Control store system. Two outstanding figures in the political life of the county have taken firm stands on either side of the matter. Sheriff 1). A. Meekins is agin it. Chairman 1). B. Fearing of the County Board of Commisioners is for it. Our guess is that the vole in Dare will he close, hut that the proponents of the con trol system will win. But Dale will he due for many a head ache if ii votes for control and attempts to establish a liquor store at Nags Head to cash in on the liquor business of that resort. We make another guess. And our guess is this: unless Dare County provides better police protection for Nags Head a liquor store at Nags Head will not last a week. It ? ? >ii?! ru'lil' F buiglai i ccd. That'::, why most rural counties in North Carolina arc going to fight shy of liquor stores. Stocks of liquor at government prices offer too great a temptation to the lawless gentry who roam the highways at night in fast automobiles. The rural county that at tempts to go into the liquor business might as well prepare to saddle itself with the ex pense of police protection that might easily absorb the potential profits of its liquor store. THE ONCE OVER By H. I. PHILLIPS ^Copyright, 1937, By The Associated Newspapers) JIMMY WALKER, AHOY! Jimmy Walker, ex-mayor of New York, has be come a yachtsman. He lias bought a 50-foot cruiser. We knew James had taken to the water, but did not know he had gone that far. It is now Captain Walker. The former mayor will have to wear a yachting cap. a blue double breasted coat, white flannels and yachting shoes. It may be this that lured him to the sea. He had exhausted all men's stvles for land wear. This department's notion of the marine crisis of the century will be reached when Jimmy's yacht and Judge Seabury's boat approach each other and it becomes a question which has the right of I way. Elmer Twitchell, the oidtimc yachting expert, today dropped a few lines to Jimmy welcoming him to the fleets of Long Island sound and giving him a few helpful tips. ?There is one thing you should practice right away." warned Elmer. "This j is the art of going into the cabin without bump- | ing your noggin. A new boat owner spends the I first summer with his head in a sling, as a rule, and it seems to me you have had bumps enough | already. Jimmy. "I think you should also be told that the night | life on a small boat is pretty dull, and that when you go ashore lor a dance you must remember ! I that the trip back from the dock to the ship can- I not be made by taxicub. . . . You had better get a little acquainted with | things like tide and current tables, compass read- | ings and ship charts, too. Jimmy. No amateur I sailor ever understands the darned things, but it j is a good idea to throw a bluff. ? ? I "I assume you will have a paid skipper to run ] things. I would urge this. Jimmy, because when a blow comes up or you And yourself in a fog you can't get out of it merely by a resolution to table everything until the next meeting. You should also master a few nautical terms to avoid embarrassment. When somebody asks you to take the wheel you should know it isn't a ref erence to a gambling device, and you should al- > ways understand that a tiller has nothing to do I with the Tiller girls. "I will give you a few definitions in closing: "Bow?The front of a ship, not a gesture. "Stern?The rear end of the boat: never a mat- [ l ter of facial expression. "Pert?Not a wine. Jimmy, but the left side of 1 the ship. "Starboard?The other side. "Galley?The ship's kitchen: never a vulgariza- j ticn of girlie.' "Hatch?An opening in the deck: nothing to I do with eggs. "Stuffing Box You can let the paid hand bother j about this: it lias nothing to do with election re- , | turns. "Mooring?In plain language, a parking space. "Spar?A type of buoy: no connection with box ing bouts. "Buoy?A marker to show where the channel is: see oldtime political song. Buoys and girls to gether.' etc. "P. S. And never speak of going downstairs, up front or down in the kitchen. It's not nautical, even though it's nice. "Yours truly. "Elmer Twitehell. "N. Y. Y. C." WONDER MAN No. 4.566 Leon Trotzky has performed the trick of the year, and it's a good one if you can do it. He got himself tried in Mexico for an ofTensc against j Russia and by a commission that can't do any- I thing to him. "I hope." yawned Lazy Larry today, "the Wagner ! act decision don't prove all these sil-downs were necessary. I put so much energy into sitt ii ' down this year that I'm all worn out." Professor Pickard is considering another .strato sphere flight. This time lie hopes to go higher I into the air than even A1 Smith did after getting I the returns of the last election. It begins to look more and more as if the Supreme Court was too full of modern ideas for a man as old as Mr. Roosevelt. Leon Trot/.ky's trial for alleged offenses against Russia is being held every afternoon Irom 3 to 5 in the patio of Diego Rivera's hacienda in Mexico. A host can do no more for a house guest than that. Trotzky. it appears, could be tried in Russia, if he preferred. But not as a house guest. The C. I. O. is now reported working among the 270.000 workers of the telephone company. And what the company is determined to do is to give Mr. Lewis the busy signal when lie calls. MOKK DEFINITE ' Willi all due reverence, my boy. I really think our English custom at the telephone is better than saying Hello' as you do over here in the United States." "What do you say in England?" "We say. Are you there?' Then, of course, if ;*uu are nut there, 'hen; i . no use m going on 'nth the conversation."?Ex. Qie DAILYAWASmMTON MERRY cf <iM ROUND TEAM WAftK PEG'STEPEP By DREW PEARSON and ROBERT S. ALLEN Court Plan Opposition Spreads Rumor Two Justices Will Soon Resign Van Devanter, Suther land Named; Idea Seen To Boom Compromise Plan; Con gress Favors Wattage Tax On Broadcasters ? Press Would Benefit; Will Hays Told IVIovic Distributors To Favor Pro Supreme Court Film. Washington?Opponents of the President's court reform predict privately that two members of the high bench will resign at the close of the current term, late in May. One of the most active in spreading this report is Senator I Josiah Bailey, leading opposition- | ist. The North Carolinian is caut- | iously vague as to just who the two retiring Justices will be. but the impression has got around that they are Van Devanter and | Sutherland. Van Devanter is 78 years old, and dean of the Supreme Court in length of service. He was ap pointed by Taft in 1910. Suther- I land is 75 years oiri. was appointed j by Harding in 1922. Neither is in the best of health, and both had indicated their in tention to retire prior to 1933. Un der the recently enacted Sumners Act they can now quit with full I i pay. $20,000 a year for the rest of ] , their lives. However, no hint of retiring hay actually come from these two. or } from of the other Justices. Administrationites view the Bailey report as part of a wily j scheme to undermine Senate sup port of the President's bill. They contend that the opposition, real izing it is licked, is trying to boom up backing for a compromise plan of two new Justices instead of six. and the resignation rumor j tits into this maneuver. Tammany Attendance The vote 011 the Gavagan anti lynching bill brought to the House floor several members who hadn't I been seen there for a long time. They were Tammany Congress- I men. some of whom spend more | time in New York than 111 Wash- , ington. But all were 011 hand for I the anti-lynching roll-call. They j had in mind the importance of , the Negro vote in Harlem. Note?Some Tammany mem bers -stay 111 Washington so little j that their secretaries see them j only half a dozen times in the 1 course of a session. His colleagues tell the following [ story 011 Tammanyite Chris Sul- I livan He came into his office one I day. chatted with his 'secretary. | and went out. After lie had gone. J the secretary turned to a clerk and said. "That man's face is j familiar but I can't place him." ; Movie Censor Czar How badly the Roosevelt Ad- i ministration misses having a | friend 111 the Will Hays movie or- : gamzation is illustrated by the re cent attitude of that office toward a film opposing the President's court plan and glorifying the: Supreme Court. Motion Picture Czar Hays, who was Harding's Postmaster Gen- j cral. has gratuitously sent out a special letter urging movie dis- j tributors to play up this particu lar film. Note?Roosevelt's oon-in-lav:, ] John Bocttigcr. once was in the 1 Hays organization, now in pub lisher of Hearst's Seattle Post-In- ] tclhgencer. Morris Watson Morris Watson, the Associated Press reporter made famous by the Supreme Court test of the Wagner Act. was busy in the De troit strike sector shortly before the Court's decision was an nounced He was lecturing for the League for Industrial Democracy, and re- 1 hearsing plays for the WPA Liv- ! ing Newspaper. Most interesting of these plays was railed "Strike Marches On." and was rehearsed during the 1 General Motors strike. The drama consisted of motor workers in an ; automobile assembly line, showing i how work had speeded up during j the last few years .and how men [ were discharged for union acti- ! vities. Watson, who was fired by the j Associated Press for activity in | the Newspaper Guild, coached the entire cast of 80 in two days. He said the job was relatively easy, since most of the cast were au tomobile strikers and thus ex perienced actors when it came to showing what happened in a mo tor factory. One scene in the show was a workman holding up a soapbox marked "JOB." "This is my job," lie said, "and I'm gonna sit on it." New Tax Despite congressional prejudice against more taxes, one levy is finding almost universal favor on Capitol Hill?namely the tax on radio broadcasters. Proposed by hard - hitting George Henry Payne of the Fed eral Communications Commission, the tax would begin with $1 per watt for the small broadcasting station, and go up to $3 for large ones. The giant 500.000-kilowatt station WLW at Cincinnati would pay $1,500,000. The proposed tax is based upon the fact that the broadcasting companies are using extremely valuable wave-channels, lent to them rent-free by the Govern ment. The broadcasters are strenuous ly organizing under cover either to kill the bill or else pass the cost of the tax on to the ad vertiser. In the latter case, the tax may be a big boon to news papers. for this additional cost of radio time may be ju-st enough to tip the scales back to larger ad vertising space in the daily pa nprs Merry-Go-Round Capitol guides report a heavier influx of tourists this yea; than last, and a growing tendency of high school principals to schedule trip-.; to Washington as part of the curr.culum. . . On the day the baseball f *ason opened. Congress man Fred Cummings of Colorado looked at the sparse attendance in the House chamber, counted ex actly 27 members present out of 435. picked up his hat and went to the ball game. Twenty-six members remained. . . The de parture of Congressman Ham Fish was delayed on that day because he couldn't find his hat. . . Speak er Bankhead is getting tired of waiting for a new reading clerk. House officials have spent two months carefully combing 160 candidates for the vacant post. One of those still in the running is Joe Blanton. son of blatant Tom Blanton. ex-Congressman from Texas. . . High spot in the tour ists' tour of the Pan-American Building comes when the guide says. "And over there on the perch ladies and gentlemen, we have two beautiful South American birds, the macaws. The red one under stands three languages. Spanish. Portuguese, and English. V.'HAT OTHER EDITORS SAY Goo<l-hyc, Cherry Blossoms? Approximately 213.000 persons, the National Park Service reports, visit -d Washington last weekend for the annual Cherry Blossom festival, which is becoming one of he American . ytnbols of spring as well as a reminder of the generosi ty of a friendly nation. How many of these people or of other thou sands who look to such a pilgrim age some future April know that if the S3.000.000 apropriation bill for the proposed Jefferson Memor ial should be passed in Congres ? and President Roosevelt has asked $500,000 to begin work?this would be the last time the Japanese cherry blossom;, would ever be seen in their present informal beauty around the curving borders of the Tidal Basin? Plans call for the reduction of this basin to a formalized small reflecting pool in front of a clas sic marble pile which would oc cupy most of the present area. Half of the trees would be trans planted if possible along the new pool but the remainder would be lost, and experts say the inter twined root masses would not sur vive being moved. Years would be required to grow new tree; from shoots. Meanwhile, what is now a scene of beauty would become a mud-spattered playground of piledrivers, dredges, steam shovels and trucks while foundations were being sunk some eighty feet to find a footing. Great as Jefierson wa:,, there is legitimate question whether he deserves to rank with Washington and Lincoln. And excellent as is the proposed architecture of John Rus.ell Pope, there is little need for more marble columns in a city already full of them or for another monument of the same general type as the beautiful Lincoln Memorial. If Jefferson is to be honored, a more appropriate and useful memorial to the great champion of democracy would be a public auditorium in some other portion of the capital city. ? Christian Science Monitor. Wage Increase Fall Oil Consumers John L. Lewis has succeeded in forcing up wages paid bituminous coal miners. As a con cquence. up will go the cost twenty-five cents a ton. Steel wages have been and arc being raised. Up has gone the cost of sleel. Automotive wages have been increased, and the prob ability is that the prices of auto mobile will have to be boosted. The pay in certain office-appli ance factories lias been tilted ? and the price of typewriters and certain other office equipment has been jacked up. Do rank-and-file wage earners, do other ordinary folks and fami lies. realize that the granting of ltighcr wages means that they will have to pay higher prices? If fatter pay envelopes could be granted without entailing leaner volume of purchasing by consum er , all would be well. But that isn't in the cards. This whole question of the cost of living is destined to come very prominently to the fore. Not only are the prices of manufactured goods soaring, but principal farm commodities, foodstuffs, are eky rocketing to price peaks not equal ed in years. Attempts to fix all prices bj Government decree would onlj make matters worse. The most | useful move the Government could make would be to slash its own unbridled expenditures, thus paving the way for lighter tas burdens?burdens always shoul dered ultimately by defenscies: consumers.?Forbes Magazine. Chiang Kai-Shek Gives $1,000 In Gold j To Bishop's Crusade Some interesting stories are coming from Nashville. Tenn., headquarters of the Southern Methodist Church, converning the j Bishops Crusade now on in that | church. Two of them concern a i Chinese general and a pa-stor's wedding ring. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, virtual dictatoi of China and the idol of 450.000. 000 people, recently sent Bishop Arthur J. Moore a radiogram an nouncing his gift of 3.500 yen. or $1,000 in gold to the Bishops' Crusade. The General is a mem ber of the Allen Memorial Meth odist church in Shanghai, as is also his wife, the former Mei-ling Soong. Before leaving China last win ter. Bishop Moore wrote to Gen eral and Madam Chiang explain ing the nature of the Bishops' Crusade, and inquiring whether the General, who more than any other person knew what the mis ssionaries meant to China, desired to have a part in the financial ap peal. Immediately on receipt of this letter, the General radioed Bishop Moore at sea his subscrip tion of $1,000. Back of this gift is a romantic story of eighty-nine years of service. In 1848 Charles Taylor and Benjamin Jenkins ianded in Shanghai. There was not a Methodist and scarcely a Christian in the vast Empire at that time. But only one long life time later the head of the nation. Generalissimo of all military forc es. leader and idol of one-fourth of all the people on earth, is a de vted Methodist who makes his fin ancial pledge along with other Methodist to a great Christian movement. What hath God wrought? But humbler men and women arc doing their bit Just as nobly. The native pastors of the China con ference have given one day's sal ary to the Bishops' Crusade. Rev. Yui Tsui-tsa of Shanghai, who is pastor of General Chiang Kai shek. wanted to do more. He sent to Bishop Arthur J. Moore his - wedling ring, with the m?vsJ I "This is my dearest ports*: I r j want to give the most valuft a.-J ' cle I have to the Mother <.. 1 ; At Greensboro. X. C. the 3.- J t was visited by a group yo J ; business women of tlu i ket Street Church. They 5;c^l : with them S100. "This I ? -spokesman, "is to pj:.?. :.?? 5 wedding ring of pa.-to: L y.M that we own it. we a.-k ry it back to Shanglu. u;. it again upon the firr. : Jfl devoted pastor." Local Methodists arc '/-.i'l ing the Crusade wj:i. ta:..r I Friday evening of tl:i; cu i T. City Road Mcti:vci:>r> a: x a Tea Social at 7 30 p t:i A:.:' First Methodist are having a?.. lowship Supper beginning at -c ? o'clock .at which Mr. John Man Superintendent ot sch folk, Virginia will b the p:;:. .;. speaker. Mr. Wade Mar: v.;..: | toastmaster. and the program s. include a 15 minute racio gram from Nasiiviiw. and -,<? t music by local talent. It is tst mated that several r.ur. i: ands Methodists throug : church will be cnjoyiiv. -.u~ I programs r.t the satne hour. Till: ROBIN'S UKT1JRN Dear Robin Redbreast again here you are. A-bac:k en our lawn from away, way so far Down in Hie South where the warm winds do blow. Where you have been so you'd miss win ter's snow; And you look now just the same as last year. Running and hopping then coming quite near, 1.00/-1 I Stepping so quickly then uiuiu; Spying for worms in their cold <a This morn you sat on our old house-top i' While liquid notes of your sons sax That you are with us asain now o All summer Ions until you'll fly aW 'frmnfi Down where the tropical weather i. "nd; So you'll have summer the whole . An* h~-c-< , maxim of llierea lew thins* so "c!l rALph GORDON. HAMBONE'S MEDITATION By Alley "EWEIER"THINK HE POW'FUL HAN'SOME BUT I BET DET AlN' NO. 'OMAN WOK BACK AT HIM IN THUTTT TEAHlJ l?37. t/ Ti? E;li BjxiitJW. tacJ ENLARGING ? Big prints from your regular negatives are inexpensive when we do the work. Nt?rlo!h-Ricluimnd. V&. GIFTS aiii CLOTHES J? the GRAM Afl Dresses 1 A larne assorted dresses in whit shades for every in;; the graduation ? - | Sizes for gramniai ?? ? ? school student: Hosier) | No matter wha | hosiery your dr< ' 4 j demands we ? ? sizes and sit While Shoos I We can fit pair of whit ' dressy and pr;?" styles and pattern* ? j For the 1).>y I a line of assor tics. Wash pan'. able price. Sawyer & H;llT's "The Friend'' IT'S HERE \rm, c^llG, 1*^fcTNW??