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?>" I rip, I //A 11 il 11 a I tVii Til A I/Til A I s:n?,s. slts.-SS i<ional scattered thundershowers ^ ional showers Friday. ' " 1908 COMBINED WITH THE INDEPENDENT, A WEEKLY ESTABLISHED BY W. 0. SAUNDERS IN 1908 1936 j ^ 1?| ?? i_m ? ? ??MB?? ????????1 1 1 ? 1?? 77?T~ II No. 60 ?Total No. 236 r?ww>?i ElPr, lH, K?ct* sun.u>- b, Ti.e m,i,ie... i-ubiuhm* Co. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1937 Enured ?t ihepo^ffkeit^bfth m,, n. o.. SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS ? * 1'? <t Klizabt :u Ciiv. N. IV 113 secon 1 < .ia*? tuaiur. Duke And Duchess On Honeymoon; plea For Privacy *1 (irratost Romance of the Aue Reaches Culmination :! iid lor Austria Britain \lari?o;l al Ci?- They May < nine to the U. S. I'.v WEBB MILLER M 'I'In. ITanee. .1 uuc ? I lu- Duke of Windsor. ii i> rule nvir one-fourth .? world's |leoples, and ?, ; ?. i. e - divorced duel less i n in >tlu r kepi a hoard- i ? uise in Baltimore sped i'iins tin' Alps tonight to a i .ii ? aio. n eastle after their : !>i v-t.de wedding, their marriage first a ; mil ii\it eereinony and in Anglican religious v rviee in open defiance of I r's enemies among the i iiunh of Kngland hierarchy] o \ erri d in (lie lUO-year .]?! l iial-. an de C.ande at noon iininate the greatest ro mance of the age. \ Happy Bride duchess. who was Mrs. 7,> Warfteld until she answer m french "oiii" to Mayor Merrier of Monts as she .mri-in-hand with the man; kint in the chateau's] said she was "so very nappy." Ii duke. a broad smile on his, . face, announced, with a C ntinuen on Page Five) Sinkers Hold Mass Funeral For The Slain I n i'iioi:?aud Hear Ore inonio itul Frowil Re uiui:i? Orderly ?>- June 3.?fU.R)? Strik ?' workers today gave three : t'n. ;r comrades a mass funeral a <7.0 and splendor that ?n vie idol or a slain gang train. I ::nn 1ft.000 people, unable a.n entrance to the black ." ?hall in South Chi-1 t ood in roped-off streets the building to hear the crvices through loud rlie -mall hall, into which 400 iiad wedged their way. ' hrcc dead ? Jaseph Roth- j Alfred Causey, and Sam P ;K>vick- lay in state in bronze j winch had been purchased steel workers organizing "00 at a reported cost of $300 each. four others, they were fatally Sunday in fierce before the South Chicago ' Republic Steel corpora More than 100 police and trator, were injured. the caskets was placed ? Med SI.000 worth of flow i;f them sent by SWOC tors in Pittsburgh. One wreath bore the card of the Alliance, a union of Ui'A workers. .hours before the service, line passed in single file rhe caskets, while children Continued on Page Eight) Potato Inspection *'Hive Is Set I ;> Here U'4 set for the H37 potato '::iu season, the division of Department of Agricul iias -opened an office in the Southern Hotel building on Road Street and is ready to inspection of the 1937 spud ' ? of this county. ? inspection office this year charge of J. W. Wessels. of Eastern Shore section of Vir At the peak of the spud merit Mr. Wessell will have o.x.inately 3o inspectors at Pin-Game Protest Is Denied ! n j u net ion Rei used; Maehines Are Removed Raleigh. June 3.?(U.R>?A three judge court today refused an in iunetion to nv rain Commissioner Maxive 1 f-.fm collecting slot ma-hine taxes from operators oi such devices in the state. ihe tribunal tcok under ad i : men* the question of the con t'tuticnality of the revenue act and gave the slot machine opera-! tors one week in which to file briefs attacking the constitution ality of the measure. Three federal judges sat at the hearing tcday. Circuit Judge John J. Parker' headed the trio. Others were | Judge Isaac M. Meekins of the j Eastern North Carolina district, and Judge Johnston J. Hayes of the middle district. The 1937 General Assembly out lawed slot machines beginning on July 1. The new license fee for one year fell due June 1. Several slot machine operators brought, suit to enjoin the sta e frcm col- j lecting the fee dut'.ig the one month operation of the machines. Elirabelh City operators of slot machines got busy immediately upon hearing the news last night that the injunction had been de nied. and moved their machines out of the various places of busi ness that had harbored them in the city, to avoid the payment of a 12-months tax for the privilege of operating the machines for the one-month period left them under , the law. "Flying Laboratory" Hops To Paramaribo Paramaribo. Dutch Guiana. June 3. ? <U.R' ? Amelia Earhart | Putnam. American woman flier, brought her S80.000 ?'Flying Lab oratory" in which she is attempt ing to fly arcund the world, into the Jungle airport here after a four-hour flight from Caripito, Venezuela. Miss Earhart decided to remain here tonight and fly to Natal. Brazil, her last stopping point in South America, tomorrow if the weather permits. [ Graduates \ Hertford. June 3. ?Midshipman j T. J. Nixon. III. who graduated I tcclav from the Naval Academy at i Annapolis. A son of the late T. J. I Nixon. Jr.. and Mrs. Nixon of j Hertford, he was graduated from j | Perquimans high chool in 1931 I where he engaged in all athletic i act ivi lies and where he was an' outstanding figure in scholastic activities. He finished his prepara tory course at Marion Military in titute in Alabama in 1933 and was a member of the varsity foot ball squad. While at tlie Naval Academy he served for one year cn the staff of "The Log." the official Annapo lis publication, and this year was a member of the editorial board ! of "The Log." Mr. Nixon now expects to spend cveral weeks in Hertford with his | mother, leaving the latter part of i June for the West Coast where he joins the Saratoga, to which ship j he has been assigned, with its home port in the state of Wash- j inglon. Mr . Nixcn. her son. Hollowell. | and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hardcas- j tie attended the graduation exer cises at the academy today. ( >>///mander Su//ivan .4 Visitor Here Yesterday Commander Christopher J. Sul livan. commanding officer of the i Sixth Coast Guard District, was ! here yesterday looking over the I office he will occupy when he comes here June 25th to succeed Commander James A. Price as of ficer in charge of the Seventh Dis trict. In addition to inspecting the i local dis.rict Coast Guard head- I quarter.. Commander Sullivan, while here, also met the men with ; whom he will work and spent an hour cr so looking for a house for j his family. | Commander Sullivan is now lo- ; , cated at Chincoteago. Va. Com- i mancler Price, whom he succeeds here, will go to Jacksonville, Fla., I 1 on the 25th of this month to take i over the dutie.. of commanding of- i ' ficcr of the Second District. Disbarment Pro eeings Against Congleton Heard Today Merchants May Be Invited Here May A s k Merchants As so. Convention to Meet Here In 1938 The North Carolina Merchants Association, which holds its 35th annual convention in New Bern next week, may be asked to meet in Elizabeth City in 1938, accord ing to G. C. Meads, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce-Mer chants association. Secretary Meads said the fact that the convention is being held in the extreme eastern part of the state this year would hurt Eliza beth City's chances of obtaining the 1938 convention, but he also said that he believes many of the merchants are anxious to return here. The Merchants Association last met here in 1928. and some of the merchants have been talking about the good time they had at that convention ever since. The local directors have not def initely decided whether to extend an invitation but they are expect ed to do so. Secretary Meads and Frank W. Selig. president of the local mer j chants association, are planning i to attend the convention in New Bern next Monday and Tuesday, and several others may accompany them. Eornirr Hertford At torney On Trial; the Slate Mar I'roseeiitinjj j Hertford. June 3?Luther F. ! Congleton. former Hertford at | torncy will be hailed before the grievances committee of the State Bar Assoc:ation in special session ; here this morning at 11 o'clock ! to answer to charges of failing to remft fines collected. This is the first time in the re collection of Hertford citizens I that disbarment proceedings have | been brought against an attorney of 'this section. Congleton is accused of failing I to remit fines collected by him- j self. In what capacity he collect ed these fines is not known, since he never held any public office while practicing law in Hertford, j Secretary Henry M. London of the Sta-.e Bar Associat on said last night that he had made many at tempts to get in touch with ? Continued on Page Eight) TODAY'S LOCAL CALENDAR A. M. 8:30 Mens Christian Fedcrat on P. M. j 7:30 I. O. O. F.; B. P. O. E.; Daughters of America: Special meeting of Ki wanis Jr Glee Club 8:00 American Legion Auxili ary ' Library Hours: 10-12. 2-6. i . ?_ J Mola, Rebel Leader, Dies In Crash Airplane Smashes IntoJHill Leader In the Drive Against Loyal ist Bilbao Second to Franco Hero of Spanish Colonial Warfare W as Born On the Island of Cuba I lendayc, Franco - Spanish Frontier, June 3. (U.R)? lien. Kmilio Mola. fifty-year-old Spanish rebel commander on the northern Basque front, was killed today in an air plane crash near the insur gent provisional capital of Burgos, the San Sebastian rebel headquarters announc ed tonight. The San Sebastian head quarters, just south of the frontier on the Biscay coast where Mola had been direct ing he encirclement of Bilbao, said three others were killed in the crash. His Companions They were the pilot of the plane. Mola's chief of staff and another officer. Mol?!e deathr^which came when-'*"" the pilot of his reconnaisance air plane smashed into a mountain (Continued on Page Eight) Eastman-Scott Advertising Agency Wins Gels Eon tract to Co-opcr ate In Publicizing the State Raleigh. June 3. ? <U.K>?The state Board of Conservation and Development today selected East man-Scott & company of Atlanta, advertising agency to co-operate with it in handling the $250,000 state advertising program author ized by the 1937 General Assem bly. R. Bruce Etheridge. director of . the conservation department, an nounced that Eastman-Scott's bid fcr the program had been approv ed by a special committee consid ering applications of upwards of 50 agencies and that the complete conservation board had confirm ed the appointment. 1 The $250,000 appropriation will I be used to advertise North Caro 'lina to citizens of other states. It was believed most of the money would be spent outside the state. Gov. Clyde R. Hoey. in his in augural address l^st January, urg [ed a state advertising program and suggested plans for a national exhibition within the state as part of it. This feature was abandoned, however, and the General Assem bly appropriated the $250,000 for (general advertising purposes. Etheridge pointed out that the agency selected today would not be given complete charge of the ; program, but would merely co operate with the conservation de partment in spending the money. Two Fires But Not Much Damage Yesterday Two fires gave the local fire de paivment something to do yester day but did very little damage. The first fire, which was short ly before noon, burned a small hole in the kitchen roof of the house occupied by Wiley Skinner at 1008 Southern Avenue. The fire caught from sparks from the flue. Last night around 7:00 o'clock, children playing whh matches in the toolhouse behind L. D. Wal drof's home on Rale:gh Avenue set the building afire. The damage amounted to around $50. Long Term Conservation Program Before Congress President Would Combat Floods, Droughts! and Dust Storms Through Prudent Regulation of Resources Washington, .Inno (U.R) ?Congress began work to night on I hi* government's lirst long-term program to eom hat floods, droughts and dust storms through conservation ? and development of the nations natural resources, alter President Koosevelt appealed lor "prudent," far-sighted treatment of the problem. Legislation designed to aehieve the national policy long sought hy the president was introduced in hoth houses soon after a special message outlining Ins recommendations was read. The program touched oil' a scorching light in the two chambers over which committees were to he entrusted with; one of the most vital and far-reaching projects yet initialed; ]>v the New Deal. I Legislators Consulted The president said in his inc. - [ sage that he studied the conserva- I cion program for a year and dis- I cussed it with many emigres men j and s.na ors before sending his recommendations to the capitol. i He h.ad from time to time ineor- i poratcd it as part of the new | deal", broad plan to make the j nation self sustaining, to im prove the lot of the common man and to leave to his successor a 1 healthier nation than he found when he entered the- white house. 'Continued on Page Eight) \\ isecraeking Gels Added j Penally ? Balance Has Punish* meiit Intensified Alt er His Sarcastic Sally A wisecrack directed at Judge Clawson Wiiliams in superior court yesterday pained an inten sification of punishment for Olin Balance, who had just been sen tenced to a pri on term of from seven to 10 years, following his ; conviction earlier in the term on a charge of breaking into the j commissary of the Chesson Manu-1 facturing company. Subsequent to the sentence,: Balance rose and after thanking ! the judge for hi.- lienisncy. evi- i dcntly intended in sarcastic vein, j continued: ??I hope to live to get out of I jail and to own a hotel with a j thousand rooms? and to see you ! dying in every one of them. The judge failed to understand | the mumbled conclusion of the statement, but when informed of its import directed the clerk to add t lie word, "confinement" to the sentence. The addition i; taken to mean (Continued on Page Eight) Dwighl Beard Goes To Chair This Morning Former Carolina Football Star Must Pay for Ilis Career of Crime Huntsv lle. Tex., June 3.- (U.R) Dwight Beard. 27. husky North Carolina youth who forsook the cheers of university football crowds for a life of crime, waited calmly tonight for his short walk to the electric chair. He was secheduled to die in the I Texas prison here a few minutes after 1 a. m. (EST) Friday for murdering John Roberts, former | Dallas policeman, during a hold up two days before Christmas, |1935. Beard, who boasted that he had I been wounded 30 times in battles I with police in Atlanta, Ga., and I other cit es, spent considerable I time talking and praying with Father Hugh Finnegan. prison chaplain. Mass was held in death j row Thursday afternoon and ? Beard participated in holy com ! munion. I In a letter to his mother. (Continued on Page Eight) Conservation Program Objectives 'I Washington. June 3. ?tll.R)? j Legislation introduced today to ? establish a national conservation j poiicy forecasts tlie greatest at- I tempt ever made by any country j to change nature's handiwork. j The scope of the forthcoming piogram i; limited only by the boundaries of this country. It is founded on the Tennessee valley authority? an experiment which has captured the attention and i the interest of many countries abroad; which has been the tar- 1 get of innumerable legal battles j and which today stands as one of the most controversial social-eco- I nomic reforms instituted under | the new deal. President Kooscvclt's program j envisages the day when all of Am erica' . major streams will be j made navigable in the interest of commerce and as a safeguard for (Continued on Page Eight) School Repair Program Is \ otecl Extensive Improve ments to (lie While Schools to Begin Soon A program of . nrcly needed re- \ pairs and improvements for the ; three local white schools was ap- ; proved this week by the school j board and will get underway j I shortly, according to Superinten- j I dent. E. E. Bundy. The only work I recommended to be done at the primary school was t lie leveling of ] the playground and lawn. In the S. L. Sheep . chool. the \ auditorium is to be given needed I paint, plaster and minor repairs, and the lavatories are to be equip ped with new and modern fix tures. In the high school, considerable painting will be done, arrange- ! ments will be made to heat the auditorium more satisfactorily, new quarters for the home eco nomics department will be cre ated on the second floor, and a hardwood floor may possibly be installed in the gymnasium. No estimate as to the total cost of this program is available as yet. This is the first major pro fram of repairs and improvements to the local schools in several i XTOQ VC | ^ VW4W. Pasquotank Tribe's \ Home Opening June 24th I Pasquotank Tribe of Red Men voted last night to open its new ! $25,000 home on North Poindexter ! street 011 the night of Thursday, June 24, with dedicatory exercises ! i held at a joint meeting of the : i tribe and Mataoka council of the J Pocahontas. State officers of the order will be invited and it is expected that Harvey O. Barnett of Harrisburg, Pa., Great Incohonee of the or j der. will visit the city on the oc casion. Ask Improvement Merch anlMa n e United States Shipping Is Seen As Falling Behind In the Competition Between Maritime Nations of World Washington, June 3.?(U.R>?. Chairman Joseph P. Kennedy of ' the maritime commission will an- j nounce plans for a powerful new ! merchant marine within the next \ two weeks ,it was learned sonight. The plan will encompass new | construction for both commerical and naval purposes. Kennedy conferred with Presi dent Roosevelt today on final de tails. It was understood they dis cussed means of financing the huge program which is designed ?.o recapture for America shipping billions of dollars in fore gn trade lost during the depression. It is doubtful that congress will be called upon for an immediate j appropriation, due to the general j governmental economy drive al though acting director of the budget Daniel W. Bell may be iorced to rule otherw se. He now has under consideration several financing proposals. While Kennedy was conferring with the president the maritime commission made public figures showing the exact condition of American ships in rela\ion to foreign fleets. Officials made no secret of their acute worry over the situation. The following table di-scloses the relative position of United States ocean-going shipping com pared wXh that of other leading nations: Great Britain 2.129 ships, 13, 209.000 gross tons. Japan, 602 ships. 3.025.000 grcss tons. United States, 442 ships. 2.790, 000 gross tons. Germany, 463 ships, 2.747,000 gioss tons. (Continued on Page Eight) Tent Meeting Will Start Sunday Salvation Army Tent Is Up; First Service Sunday Night The words Salvation Army con jure up in the mind of the aver age Elizabeth Citizen a picture of a group of hymn-singing, tam bourine-shaking gospel shouters ioing their act on a street corner. An attempt will 'oe mrt.c zo give Elizabeth City a different concep tion of the Salvation Army this summer. Envoy Charles Cooke, who has been in the city for about three weeks, announced yesterday that a series of Salvation Army tent meetings will be held here begin ning Sunday night. June 6. at 7:45 o'clock. A new canvas tent, 35 by 40 feet in dimensions, was erected on the Elizabeth City high school grounds on Pool street yesterday and seats will be installed today and tomorrow. The tent will ac iContinued on Page Eight) - . Clicrokees To lake Pari In Play J Will Participate In j Virginia Dare Pageant and Act As Guides Mantco, June 3?(U.R)?As plans j for 'the great Roanoke Island ' celebration near completion it | appears virtually certain a tribe j of Cherokee Indians, will partici- | pate in the 350th anniversary | pageant. Harold Foght. superintendent of vhe Cherokee Indian Agency j in North Carolina, has adv sed D. B Fearing, executive secretary of ? the celebration, that "we may be : able to manage it in spite of the 1 Indians' own pageant and cele bration at Cherokee 'this sum- ( mer." J; Plans have also been made to have Chief Blue Water. Cherokee I chief of Tulsa. Oklahoma and j Indian actor, play to the role of | cither Manteo of Wanchese :'n j Paul Green's new play. "The Lost j Colony." The leading role in the play has been assigned to Kavherine Cale, British actress, who will ] take the parts of Elanor. mother j of Virginia Dare, as well as of , Virginia Dare herself at maturity. The Cherokees, whom some au thorit es claim are direct des cendants of 'Jie Lost Colony of \ ? Continued on Page Eight) Sex-Life Of The Oyster Has Unique Aspects JI V Now York, June 3. ?(U.R)? ] Science, which is always popping up with something new and in terdsting, cXcideq tonight that there is something lop-sided about i the sex-life of a Virginia oyster. : The discovery was announced by i Dr. Wesley R. Coe, a thin, bald 1 man from Yale, and was in direct contradiction to theories main- < taincd by the Cape Cod fisher men's debating society, which holds that an oyster has no sex life. Dr. Coe told the oyster institute of North America, which gathers each year to find out what it is that annoys an oyster, that a Vir- I ginia oyster not only has sex-life, [ but a lot of it. "The reproductive capacity of j any oyster," said Dr. Coe, is enor- I mous. But he said certain variations I had been noted which were of j "economic significance." One of | these is the fact that there are j from two to 12 times as many j gentlemen oyster in every bed, as , there are lady oysters. The oysters themselves have j partly solved their problems, ac- i cording to the professor, by shift- j ing sexes. Late in life the ratio of1 lady oysters to gentleman oysters is almost even. So Dr. Coe set out to find out how this happened, and discover ed another remarkable thing. It seems that whenever an oyster gets in hot water, it becomes more ladylike. He examined oysters from Cape Cod to North Carolina, and found "Continued on Page Six) Hoey Receives Gift Of Captured Banner Raleigh, June 3.?'U.R>?Ar rival here of a faded flag and a letter saying, "I am glad to as sist in a happy ending to the affair," paid off an old civil war score today. J. R. Seltzer, Steubenville, O., mailed the small Confederate flag to Gov. Clyde Hoey of North Carolina. | Seltzer said his father, a cap tain in the Norther army, cap tured the flag from North Car olina's fourth regiment in a battle at Winchester. Va., and kept it the rest of his life as a souvenir. i J