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Oomblntd with The Independent, a weekly established by W. 0. Saunders In 1908 rublul'thl every day except Sunday by The Independent Publishing Co., at ioi K. Colonial Ave.. Elizabeth City. PaaguoUnk County. Worth Carolina TELETHONE 1122 Subscription Kates: By mad in the Elizabeth City trade territory, 1 year $4.90. ?? mos. 42.23. 3 tune. J 1.2a. 1 mo. 30 cents. Klsewhere Sa.l?0 a year. Must be paid in advance. By Carrier: Single copy a cents; one week 12 cents payable to carrier Member I'nited Press Associations and National Editorial Association Entered at the poatolfiec at Kliaabeth City. N. C.. as second class matter. National Advertising lteprcsentative, Thomas F. Clark Co., Inc. 203-217 East il'nd St., New York City Tuesday, August 3, 1937 IT IS regrettable that the ANOTHER hoard of county coinmis EOSS FOR sioners of Currituck Coun CTRRITl'CK ty yesterday refused to withdraw their request that the National Park Service's Negro transient camp at Coinjock lie removed from Curri tuck County. Removal of the camp means the loss to Currituck County of a $.~>,000-a-iiionth pay roll. a market for some of its timber and a beach erosion control project of inestim able value. The handful who fought for removal of the camp are as much traitors to the gen eral welfare of their county as the clique responsible for the loss of annual donations of *12,000 to the schools of the county. WHILE it may he a WHERE PRIVACY hit offensive to the IS OCT OF ORDER nostrils, the public at least is entitled to know what transpires when the Police Com mission this week acquaints Assistant Chief of Police Marion Meades with the reasons behind the request for his resignation. It might not he wise to allow the curious general public to attend the washing of the police department's dirty linen, hut there is no sound reason for excluding the press from this hearing. If there is corruption and discord in the ' local police department, the public is entitled to know the tacts. If .Meades has been asked to resign merely because of departmental jealousy, the public should know about it. Whatever transpires at the Meades hear ing will he of vital public interest, and if the public is to he excluded reporters should he allowed to attend, in order that the pub lic might he given an accurate and unbiased report of the proceedings. APPROVAL by the House A DREAM of Representative Lindsay TAKES Warren's bill to establish SUBSTANCE the ('.ape llatteras National Seashore gives substance to a dream which has been long in the mak ing. With bouse approval given by unani mous vote, that of the Senate and the Presi dent's signature may be taken as a matter of course; after which the question of the final realization of the dream will be the responsibility of Dare County, the State and properly owners of the area. Willi the o.HoO acres comprised in the Wright Memorial area. State Park at llat teras and the game ref uge of the Biological Survey, there remains the balance of (>,1.~>0 acres of the lO.(MM) minimum which must In- acquired without cost to the govern ment before the area may be taken over for administration by the National I'hrk Service. Without minimizing the difficulties and expense which present obstacles in the way of meeting the government's requirements, the benefits which will be visited on this section of the State are too great for the idea to be entertained that they will not be met within the ten-year time limit set. The question rather is how soon, within that limit, the (.ape llatteras National Seashore can be made a reality. A park such as is visualized by its spon sors would be unique in the country, and with the number of visitors which may be expected to come to the area each year, at tracted by the park in conjunction with Dare (anility's already famous historical land marks, that area may be confidently ex pected lo become one of the most powerful magnets for tourists in the United States. No other section can vie with the llatteras area in its appeal to sportsmen and vaca tionists, and under Park Service develop ment. tin- difficulties of travel which have so long held the section back, may he ex pected to be overcome. The carrying out of such development will require the labor of many men for years to come. I be establishment of the National Sea shore max also be counted upon to further other projects which are vital to Dare County. Such a development must be easily accessible to the people of other regions to confer the most benefit, and the establish ment of the park would make the construc tion of highways connecting the coast coun try with the rest of the State by way of Manns Harbor virtually obligatory. Another avenue of approach would be the long-projected coastal road to Virginia Beach which would prohahlv do as inucli (o attract visitors to the park area as any other. With such a highway opened, a 150 niilc ocean side highway from Cape Henry to llatteras would he provided, and few visi tors would leave the Virginia resort with- J out having made the trip and prohahlv he induced lo visit the southern heaches for a longer period. Dare County has come far since the Wright Memorial bridge lirsl linked it with the mainland and made automotive traffic lo Mautco possible. The preliminary steps toward the realization of the Cape llatteras National Seashore open new vistas of what the future holds for that richly-endowed section. I Everyday Living THE DETECTIVE By JOSEPH FORT NEWTON (Copyright, by I'nited Future Syndicate, lna ) Even tlii' Archbishop of York admits that Ik* is an addict of detective stories. No doubt he is an adept in solving the crime, which shows that he is wise, even if he is a bishop. Who does not love a good mystery story, with at least one blood-curdling murder in the lirst chapter, and plenty of clues? It is better than dictators or even cross-word puzzles. On a winter evening by a cozy lire, or on I a wet day at a summer resort, we like to be taken out of ourselves a bit. We want a gilt edged yarn and a detective with an affidavit i face. It ought to be in a strange, eerie, creepy setting too. where anything might happen an old castle which cries out for a murder, with corridors dim with shadows and rich in mysteries. (iood writing makes the story easy to read, but no one wants line writing, polished and shining. No, the story is the thing, and we do not want other things, like learning, lugged in. Hut it must be au honest story, as the archbishop insists. That is, all the clues must be fairly laid out. and the solution arrived at on the basis of those clues alone not others. Heal clues are what we want, plus, of course, the ingenuity of the detective. It is not fair to have the crime committed by some nobody dragged in. perhaps, in the very last chapter. No. the classic models are the best. They avoid wit, sentiment, learning and love stuff. Dr. Watson was never witty. Sherlock Holmes never fell in love. Nor did lie show off his learning. The French have a way of making the detective himself confess, in the last chapter, that he is the criminal. Hut that will never do. At least it must not happen too often among us. With a real story we can try our wits, summon all our suspicions, watch the de tective, and have a good lime. In the end, if the right rascal is caught, we are in on the side of the angels. ^ What Other Editors Say L The Kits! Robot From Memphis comes word that the mechanical cotton picker, invented by John and Mack Rust, saves $10.72 a bale under hand-picking costs. By a test made 011 a nearby plantation, it was revealed that the average cost of picking by hand was $16.75 a bale, while the average for machine picking was five dollars. What does the Rust brothers' picker portend? The answer should be self-evident. In the South the farm labor situation already is a national scan dal. with many cotton hands subsisting at times on government relief. If mechanical pickers are adopted generally?and competition will bring that about?still more workers will be thrown into the ranks of unemployed. The Rust picker is becoming the symbol of what is happening to the advanced industrial countries in a machine age still largely dominated by the private profit motive. So far it appears that Soviet Russia is the only country that can use the Rust picker without causing dislocations of an anti social character. In nations where workers starve rather than thrive as a result of surplus produc tion. use of the Rust robot will require sweeping social adjustments if disaster is to be avoided. Such change is foreshadowed in the findings recently re ported by the government agency that made an exhaustive study of technological conditions and unemployment. Of course the manufacture of Rust pickers will create some new jobs, but gains will not compen sate for the loss to farm labor in cotton areas. The South's problem will be greatly aggravated. Un der alaissez faire economy of "free enterprise" and no "regimentation" for employers, owners try to outwit one another by installing labor-saving ma chinery. The result lost buying power, a condi tion that finally stymies the labor-saving machines. So any temporary advantage of the Rust picker to a plantation owner will be offset eventually by a general condition caused by installation of more productive machines everywhere. But Southern farm labor will suffer immediately.?Blucfield 1W. Va.) Sunset News. iqUMYJWHGTONl MERRY 7^5^ ROUND By DREW PEARSON and ROBERT S. ALLEN Roosevelt Deliberately Shilling Off Appointment to Supreme Court; Delay Keeps Congress in Ses sion, Avoids New Figfrf With Democrats; FDR Uncertain Whether to Choose "Tough" Crusader or Safe Liberal; Judge Bratton of New Mexico Strong ly Backed, Wouldn't Be Op posed. i Washington ? The President's delay in filling the Van Devanter Supreme Court vacancy is not due to preoccupation with other mat ters. It is a deliberate policy of sparring for time. Behind it arc three reasons: 1. To prolong the session so the Administration's legislative pro gram can be acted upon. As long as they think there is a chance of an early Court appoint ment, several Senators backing their own candidates will oppose adjournment. So by withholding the nomination, the President can ; counter the strong pressure to go j home. 2. Roosevelt has not made up j his mind on the selection. He is torn by two conflicting counsels; one. that he name a middle-of-the-roader; the other, that he go the whole hog and nominate a ringing leftwinger, j such as Governor Murphy of I Michigan or Lloyd Garrison, bril- | liant young Dean of the Univer- ' sity of Wisconsin law school and former Labor Board chairman. An appointment of the first type would ensure prompt and j easy confirmation. On the other hand, a "tough" appointee would mean a fight in the Senate. This j gives rise to his third reason for stalling. 3. For the time being Roosevelt wants to avoid another battle on the Supreme Court. A confirmation struggle would , reopen the old battle and might lose him the votes of Democrats Alio opposed the court reorgani- j /.ation plan. By next January, however, tempers will have cool ed. Bratton Drive In filling the vacancy, the Pres- , ident is under tremendous politi- ! cal pressure from a number of j quarters. The biggest drive is behind the ' candidacy of Circuit Judge Sam Bratton of Albuquerque. N. M. \ Forty-nine years old and red- j headed. Bratton has been a mem- ; ber of the New Mexico Supreme j Court and twice was elected to | the Senate, from which lie resign ed several years ago to accept i Roosevelt's offer of the circuit ' judgeship. He is rated as a moderate no era 1 of ordinary ability, and Ins appointment would stir up up op position. This is the strongest point in his favor. Key Appointment All political factions arc watch ing Roosevelt's choice with intent | interest, because the man selected will be a significant clue to the whole political situation. A mid dle-of-the-road choice, such as Bratton. would indicate that Roosevelt is bent on peace, anx ious to avoid a schism in the Dem ocratic party. Selection of a crusading New Dealer would serve notice that Roosevelt has neither forgotten nor forgiven his Count trouncing and is prepared to continue the struggle to the bitter end. Senator Ashurst At the very start of the Supreme Court fight Senator Ashurst of Arizona. Chairman of the Judici ary Committee, says that he told Senator Joe Robinson: "Joe, if we work too hard on this, or don't keep our sense of humor, it will kill us." Ashurst adds that he followed his own advice. Publicity Hound When Ed McGrady, hard-work ing Assistant Secretary of Labor, went to Philadelphia to settle a long drawn out hosiery strike, an assistant of Mayor S. Davis Wil son approached him and asked if there was any chance of the strike being settled that night. "I doubt it," McGrady replied, "but I can't say definitely." "Okay, then I'll stick around a while and see how things shape up." He waited until midnight, when he rose and remarked: "Well, I guess I'll tell the Mayor he can go home now. You certainly aren't going to settle this strike tonight." Perplexed. McGrady asked what he meant. "Oh. the Mayor has been wait ing in his office for the strike to be settled," was the explanation, "so he could come up and have his picture taken." The strike was not adjusted that night. Next day another City Hall henchman asked McGrady if there was any likelihood of a set tlement that evening. When told again nothing definite could be forecast, he remarked: "You know, you fellows could save the Mayor a lot of time and do him a big favor if whenever you get this thing cleaned up you all come down to the City Hall and announce it in the Mayor's . office. Be a nice break for every- 1 body and we wouldn't have to hang around here and bother you." It took a week of intensive ne gotiating to settle the strike. The announcement was not made in Mayor Wilson's office. Note?The strike, involving the Apex Hosiery Company, was of more than local interest because, during the dispute, a federal court in Philadelphia, in an action in stituted by the employers, hand ed down a decision holding sit down strikes illegal and ordering the sitdowners to evacuate the plant. American Bar Association It was supposed to be a secret, but during most of the Supreme Court battle the American Bar Association maintained offices at the Mayflower Hotel, where a corps of young corporation law-1 .vers wrote speeches for opposition Senators and supplied them with ammunition. The lawyers were lent by some of the largest and most successful law firms in New York. For a time they operated under cover. But now with the success of their fight, they have come out openly and are circulating am munition against the new bill for the reorganization of the lower courts. Merry-Go-Round Mrs. Borah, attending a recep tion without her husband, re marked: "The Senator is like the Scotsman, who said. 'The world would be all right if it wasn't for its pleasure.' He is at home work- I ing." . . . The Senator from Ida- J ho almost never attends social functions . . . According to Henry j Sweinhart, "Gone are the Peiping j days of peace in China." . . . When j the Russian North Pole fliers were I about to leave Washington air port for Newark. Eastern Airlines) wanted to make them feel at J home, so go,. Constantino Ouman sky. former aide to Stalin, to an nounce through the loudspeaker in Russian the departure of the plane . . . While traveling in the United States, the Russian fliers used regular commercial airlines, paying spot cash. Their trip from Washington to Langley Field, Va.. to North Beach. N. Y.. cost them nearly $1,000. THE ! ONCE OVER By 11. I. PHILLIPS (Copyright, 1937, by Ths Asso ciated Newspaper*.) \ f Saratoga Tlic Saratoga sea-son is on. Saratoga is one of the few places left in America where hotels still use ropes for emergency exits. There is more fun leaving that way. And you can get bigger odds against making it. * * * Saratoga and Goshen are the answers lo the d/aim that the hoise and buggy days are over. In both New York towns you can see people driving around in phaetons wnodering why those pumping stations don't put in harness oil and fly nets. ? ? ? Saratoga reeks with the flavor of the good old days when there was a black-smith in nearly every family and a grain and hay store just around every corner. Its hotels have the Civil War tone. You expect to see Jim Fisk come sliding down a banister any minute and it wouldn't surprise you to hear that General Grant was buying drinks in vhe rath- j skeller. ? ? ? Here you see the rambling homes of the era when a horse that didn't cover a couple of acres was considered a hovel and when no carpenter ever went ten feet without throwing in two more tur j rets, bay windows or circular | verandas. Most people go to Saratoga to see the horses but the real treat is the chandeliers, me tin bath ! tubs, the exposed plumbing and the hotel elevators that have the | same knock in them that used to i bother Chauncey Depew. ? * * There are hotels that have grounds as big as municipal parks and porches so vast that j Lindbergh w ouldn't attempt tJ cover them in one non-stop flight. * * * The foyers and dining rooms of these old-time hotels ure so large that waiters who have been there since Appomattox are still waiting to meet one another. The head waiter is really just a fellow who has charge of the routes from kitchen to table. * ? * For the first couple of days you squawk about the cracks in the walls, the gas fixtures and 1 the plumbing but by the third clay you love it and go around shouting. "Down with progress! Long live the marble sink with one faucet!" * * * ? Saratoga gets you. The race track is just Empire City. Ar lington Park or New Orleans with a lorgnette, bustle and bou quet in its hair, but even a tout delivering a hot tip out of the# starboard side of' his mug reflects a certain Ward McAllister'touch. ? ? ? What do you like in the next? And do you mean the next drink, the next race or the next whisp er? * * * Add Business Failures She opened a smart shop to sell lingerie? The loveliest, laciest things there could be; But quickly indeed did she go .to the wall? It seems modern Eves don't wear undies at all! Irene Gardner MacDonald. All Done By Mirrors Mickey Mouse cartoons for showing in the public schools as part of child education have been approved by leading educators. Everything will come out all right if they don't exhibit the imita tors. Education Lilttlc Willie goes to school To learn to be a perfect fool; He chortles like a silly ass And as a grinner heads his class. 1 He cannot read, he cannot spell, He cannot figure very well. But at the top the kid is rated At pictures that are animated. The three "R's: Reels, Releases and Relaxation. I _ j "JUNK! JUNK! Antique Furniture Wanted. Highest Prices For Junk. J. Diamond. Tel. 0052."?Advertisement in a Cape Cod newspaper. Jolly Coburn says a radio comic is a man whose gags go in one year and in the o-;her. j HAMBONE'S MEDITATIONS By Alley 1 KUN'L SAY MAN D? ONLIES' ANIMAL PAT LAP^M WHUT VO H? THINK A MULfc pO/N' W'?N D? ^AMM CELL RlKCrt \ (C:pyr:ght, ID", by The Eeii Syndics'.?. Lit.; f HATCHING SOMETHING ^1 I CBagu?^ !k. ^ if if - ^^0 Getting Used To Harry's Teasing JANETTE STEVENSON MURRAY (National Kindergarten Association Service Mrs. Wood hurriedly rolled cut, the piecrust. In a hour the men! would be in from the fields. Just j then, four-year-old Martha ran in crying. "Buddy says he's go ing to cut off my dolly's curls!" "He's only joking; don't bother j me. Run away, that's a dear!" Mrs. Wood gave Martha a little push and turned to her cousin Ada who worked in an insurance office and was spending her vaca tion on the farm. "Buddy's such a tease. Martie will just have to learn to pay no attention." That night after the work was done, the two women rested on the porch. 1 "Oh. those katydids!" cousin Ada exclaimed. "I never liked them." "Why. the rhythm of their song rests me. Katydid?she did?she did. Katy-did?she did?she did." "Perhaps it's because I connect them with the darkness. I dislike it very much." "I've always known that and wondered why." "It's because of ' my brother 1 Harry's teasing. I thought of that 1 today when Martie ran in to you." 1 "Toll me about it. Your experi ence may help me to deal with Buddy's teasing." "Yes. I'd like you to know about it. After I was three, it was moth- ] er's custom to send us upstairs to ] get into bed alone. Harry was just ( a year and a half older than I. I know mother had far too much x> do. but it would have been better if she had stopped her work , long enough to see us into bed. ! Harry was always teasing me. Her was hardly more than a baby ] himself when he began, and of , course he didn't realize how cruel- ' ly I suffered. One of his favorite j stunts was to slip upstairs ahead. ' ana then, as I neared the top of the dark enclosed stairway, jump out at me with a loud 'boo.' It newer ceased to be terrifying." 2 "Didn't your mother hear you t scream?" f "Oh, yes, but sometimes she was'c down cellar, and o<- sue ] I she got u-cd to my crying. 1* -1 she thought I in?< <:? ti t ;? I take Harry's kaMir-' a .. "Well, didn't I in time?" "No. it was never ;-jk? m it was repeated I fired terribly. It net I a fear of tin- dark fl obsession that -om< b aiy v Jump out at me I ness. I remember bein I afraid of this. At fin I I had 10 go out into the dark for my little wagon. But ? I to be connected wit I n?ss. I could sea reel) I self to open the dooi ol I lighted parlor for bar -im r I would pounce upon nu l same feeling about to" r K.tr' closets, t he spare uwH Even nov. I suffer agony streets aft -r dark. 1 r. if I can hcli) it. If I )? r alleys or shadowy cl I es. I instinctively iioid ur and look fot someoiu at me. It is unlikely ti:..t 1 get over the dread. "Eu Aunt Ella uit. ? 'I ligcnt woman." in: rp-? "I Wood. "I know, and thi how a wise, lovit nake the mistake oi a!."' thild to persist in t o ' College Boys lTDfhl#H Austin. Tex. II Col are utili wliat they ? Three University I graduates were fined " I found 13 assorted aggregate value of their room. One of : i police "no parkir. Reelainx (I Water is now b< I 1,800.000 acre : I iseless for farminv. ' : H . . orts of the United .Stai if Reclamation. THE DAILY INDEPENDENT New University Dictionaries?" ? ?? 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