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Rosemary Textile Strike Sit
uation Again Aired Be
fore Board In
Tells of Density of Pickets
About Mill Gates; Dooley
Denies He |Claimed Per
sonal Backing of President;
Said To Have Attacked
Mill Officials
Democrats Want More Com
mittee Jobs In Congress
Washington. Dec. 21. —(AP) — An
episcopal minister testified before
Mie Textile Labor Boat a today that
j. Dooley. United Textile Workers’
ciganizer, had represented himself as
having the personal backing of Presi
dent Roosevelt in urging employees
o.' th? Rosemary Manufacturing Com
pany of Roanoke Rapids, N T . C., to
join the extile strike in September.
Rev. J. N. Bynum, rector of the
Roanoke Rapids Episcopal church.
\v< called by the mill management
so describe conditions that prevailed
it Rosemary during the strike.
Bynum raid that had he been an em
ployee attempting to work during the
-itike. he would have been afraid
localise of pickets to approach the
n.lil entrances.
The m.ntster said the ’••nion organl
•/ r mid mill employees he had just
eonio fiom a personal interview with
President Roosevelt.
Bynum quoted Dooley as saying the I
President had slapped him on the j
hack and told him:
"Mr. Docley. you're doing a good
work; we are with you.”
The minister also said Dooley had
referred to the Rosemary mill man
agement as “hard-boiled men.’’
The board heard the union charges
(Continued on Page Four)
Cotton Spinning
Industry Holding
Own During Fall
Washington. Dec. 21.—(AP)— The
cotton spinning industry was report
ed today by the Census Bureau so
have operated during Nov-ember at
o‘l percent capacoity on a single shift
basis, compared with 97.1 percent dur
ing October this year, and 96.3 per
cent during November last year.
Spinning spindles in place Novem
ber 30 totalled 30.900,436, of which
25.0a0.778 were active at some time
during the month, compared with 30.-
882.570 and 25,095.180 for October this
year and 30.881.96» and 25,423,348 for
November last year.
North Carolina reported 1.469.639.343
active spindle hour? for November,
and an average of 220 hours per spin
dle in place.
More Leaf
Tobacco Is
Sent Away
Cigarette Exports
AI s o Increasing;
Tobacco Is Third
Largest Export
Washington, Dec. 21 (AP) —More
leaf tobacco and American cigarettes
are being sold in the world market, it
was disclosed today in a report by the
Bureau of Foreign and Domestic
Commerce, which showed leaf tobacco
continued to be the country’s third
leading export.
The report, based on the first nine
months of 1934, placed the value of
leaf tobacco exported to that period
at $71,697,000, or 78.6 percent greater
than last year. This represented 4.7
percent of America’s exports by value.
' The quantity exported amounted
to 286,432,000 pounds, or 13.4 percent,
greater than a year ago. but eight
percent less than the five-year aver
age . •
The average price on the export
market was 25 cents a pound, an in
crease of 56 percent over the 1933
IfUnt&rrsmt Dtttl.it Dispatch
Fourth Death In
Shelbyville Riot
Shelbyville, Tenn., Dec. 21,—(AP)
—Floyd (Pat 3 Laws, 28. a far
mer. died in a Shelbyville hospital
today of wounds received Wedne»
day when National Guardsmen
fired inio a crowd around the court
house while a mob was trying to
slornt the building for a Negro
prisoner, laws was the fourth fa
Meanwhile. Colonel R. 11. Rond,
in command of the National Guard
troop here, described the situation
today as “very quiet” and said, “We
have received absolutely no indi
cation that there will be any fur
ther mob outbreaks.”
Party Leaders Think Their
Organization Should
Have Greater Con
trol Powers
Increased Member ship
Gives Them Right to More
Committee Places, Byrns
Says; Republicans Point to
46 Percent of Popular Vote
They Received
Washington. Dec. 21. —(AP)—Dem-
ocratic leaders proposed today that
their party assume greater control
over the drafting of legislation by
taking over more committee posts.
The move brought quick protests
from Republicans.
Representative Byrns, of Tennes
see, Democratic floor leader, who is
expected to be next speaker advanc
ed it as his personal belief that Dem
ocratic membership on legislation
shaping committees should be in
creased and Republican membership
“They (Republicans) have got about
one-foutrh of the membership,”
Byrns said. “So why should they have
one-third, or thereabouts, of the com
mitte places? It’s our reponsibility,
and we’re competent to handle it.”
Repreentative Mapes, of Michigan,
a Republican leader remarked:
“The Republicans got about 46 per
cent of the popular vote on the last
election. Those votes are entitled to
“But if the Democrats want to
change things, they’ve got the brute
strength to do it.”
Cloudy, probably followed by oc
casional light rains tonight and
Saturday; slightly warmer In cen
tral and west portions toiftglu ■
and on the coast Saturday.
Babson Declares Railroads
Are Being Choked To Death
Loss of Traffic Basic Problem and Government And
Labor Regulation Another; Receiverships Near Un
less Congress Unshackles Rail Carriers
Copyright 1934, Publishers
Financial Bureau, Inc.
Babson Park. Fla., Dec. 21.—The
railroad industry is in a precarious
position today. Not only have most
of tfcf roads absolutely exhausted
their normal credit, but even the
FRC will not much longer come to
their aid. 3934 has been a disastrous
year for the carriers. Sharply increas
ed costs, declining revenues, and deaa
ly com;etilion have forced the in
dustry to the wall. Meanwhile, rail
executives, their h&ndr tied by labor's
demands, stand helpless. Congress
alone, by looseninj the halter which
Tobacco Growers
For Crop Control
(By the Associated Press.)
County agents in tobacco grow
ing states tabulated votes today to
ascertain whether farmers wants
continued <V>mpulsory control of
their crops.
First returns of the referendum,
in progress since December 8, in
dicated strong sentiment for con
tinuance of the Kerr-Smith act.
North Carolina and Florida were
among the states reporting firs. _
and showed a favorable attitude.
Informal reports from Virginia
county agents indicated growers
there would east a large majority
for the plan.
Burns At
Her Dock
Boston, Mass., Dec. 21.—(AP) —Tne
mounting tons of water poured into
the holds of the coastwise freighter
Ontario as firemen fought to quench
flames that raced uncontrolled thro*
ugh the ship, threatened today to
send the steamer to the bottom of
Boston harbor.
The Ontario returned to port here
about 4 a. m., her hatches, ventila
tors and ports bellowing smoke.
Fire broke out last night when she
was two miles off Sandwich, near tne
Massachusetts Bay entrance to the
Cape Cod canal, southbound with a
general cargo for Baltimore and Nor
Her crew of 4U worked ceaselessly
to hold the flames in check, and fire
boats and land engines added their
efforts as tugs nosed her into her
dock on Northern Avenue here.
The fire, which Degan in No. 3
hold, had much room and spread
through the lower decks. The skip
per, Captain John Kaulsrud. was over
come "Three times, his officers said,
as he led his crew into the thick of
the smoke and flames as they raced
for port.
is rapidly hanging the roads, can pre
vent wholesale receiverships.
Loss of Traffic Basic Problem
The basic problem which manage
ments face is the loss of freight traf
fic. Today business is nine per cent
better than last December, but freight
carloadings are down four per cent.
The roads are losing an alarming a
mount of business to their oempeti
tors every day. It is estimated that
competition has cost the carriers sl,-
500,000.000. Trucks, buses, barges, and
airplanes have been cutting into rail
road traffic for the last ten years, but
tContinued oil Page Four)
Two New Rescues Written Into Annals of Sea
Courageous captains had two new outstanding feats of heroism to place
in their logs as raging storms in North Atlantic crippled two freighters.
Capt. Fritz Kruse (left), of German liner, New York , directed saving of
survivors of storm-crushed Norwegian freighter. Sisto. and Capt. J. (i. P.
France Also
T oDenounce
Naval Pact
Cabinet Minister’s
Statement at Paris
Shocks British and
Paris, Dec. 21—(AP) —Francois
Pietri, minister of then avy, told the
foreign affairs and naval committees
of the Chamber of Deputies today
that France soon will denounce the
Washington naval treaty of 1922, but
is. however, willing to discuss further
the question of international naval
“We ar e agreed,’’ said the cabinet
minister, “ind eclaring publicly soon
that France considers the Washington
treaty as ended in 1936. but that she
is always ready for the limitation of
The committees met jointly to hear
Petri’s statement.
Them inister told them:
“The treaty (of Washington) is in
tolerable for France.”
London. Dec. 21.—(AP)— British
and American quarters were disagree
ably surprised today by a report from
Paris that France intended to fol
low Japan in denouncing the Wash
ington naval treaty of V.)22.
Both Great Britain and the United
States had been given private as
surances some time ago zy France
that no such action would be taken,
regardless of Japan’s moves.
Projects On
N. C. Streams
Are Listed
Washington, Dec. 21 (AP) —Water
projects that would cost in excess of
$92,000,000 are listed for North Caro
lina in a summary of potential navi
gation, flood control and power deve
lopments prepared by army engineers
for submission to Congress by Secre
tary Dern.
It was emphasized the projects were
(Continued on Page Two)
\A) Shopping
Bisset. of British liner, Ascania, brought out rescue of Capt. J. J. Reed
(with whom he is shown at right), and other survivors of freighter
- Usworth , which is seen sinking at left in graphic photo taken through
heavy mist. Map indicates scenes of rescues, (Gtntral Prea»)
Waynick Will Emphasize
Better Road Maintenance
New Highway Head Thinks State's $300,000,000 Road
Investment Will Be Largely Lost Unless Upkeep
Provision Is Mad e by Legislature
Daily Dispatch nareat,
In the Sir Walter Hotel,
Hy J. O. liuskerville.
Raleigh, Dec. 21. —The urgent need
for more and better maintenance on
all highways, both State and county,
and the need for more highway con
struction are the two things that
have most impressed Assistant Chair
man Capus M. Waynidk sinde he has
taken charge of the State Highway
and Public Works Commission, he
said here today. As a result, he In
dicated that the theme song of his
administration as chief of the high
way department would be more and
better maintenance, provided the
General Assembly can be prevailed ;
upon to provide the necessary money, j
/ ——-
Re-Hearing Os Labor
Charges Against Rose
mary Company Ordered
Washington, Dec. 21.—(AP)—A re
hearing of charges labor lodged a
gainst the Rosemary Manufacturing
Company, of Roanoke Rapids, N. C.,
wa set for today by the Textile Labor
The charges involved alleged dis
crimination against union members
as a result of their activities in the
recent textile strike.
The case irst was ueard here De
cember 4 at the same time the Unit
ed Textile Workers presented similar
cTTarges against the Patterson and
Roanoke mills, aloof Roanoke Rapias
Action on the Patterson and Roa
noke cases was suspended indefinite
ly by the board, which announced it
hoped the union and mill manage
ments may settle their differences to
the mutual advantage of both.
Sister of Johnston County
Girl Victim Testifies
Against Accused
Smithfield, Dec. 21.—(AP)— Mrs.
Margurite Cherry, sister of one of
the three alleged victims of a kid
naping in Johnstpp county, testified
in superior court here today at the
trial of nine persons charged with
taking the girls to New York for im
moral purposes, that one of the de
fendants had tried to get her to take
her sister to an ice cream party at
(Continued oa Page Two)
“Both from personal observation
j ant * t'-'om the facts and figures that
have been presented to me since I
Jbecame .assistant dhaiirman of the
highway department, I am more than
ever convinced that the most urgeni
need , right now is for. more and bet
ter maintenance of the roads we al
ready have,” Waynick sa*L “The
son they have not been maintained
better than they have is, of course,
due to the fact that the highway
partment has not had the funds with
: which do the work that should
j hav e been done. For the 1933 Gen
; erai Assembly decided to cut off
) (Continued on Page Three)
Australian Flying West To
East for Low Mark
Across Country
Union Air Terminal, Burbank, Cal.,
Dec. 21.—(AP)—Charles Kingsford-
Smith, Australian trans-Pacific flier,
left the Union Air Terminal at 4:48
a. m. today in what he announced
would be an attempt to establish a
new trans-continental speed record
for planes.
Although the aviator had announc
ed last night he planned to fly to
Cincinnati, Ohio, he disclosed shortly
before taking off that if he makes
good time as far as Kansas City, his
one planned re-fueling stop, he will
continue on to New York City, with
out stopping at the Ohio city.
His plane carried 300 gallons of
gasoline when it left here.
The present west-to-east trans-con
tinental record is ten hours, two min
utes. 51 seconds, held by Colonel Ros
coe Turner, noted flier.
Giant Plane Crashes In
Thunderstorm; Seven Die
Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 21.—(AP) —The
giant American built airplane “Uiver”
pride of the Royal Dutch Air Line,
yas found wrecked and burned to
day, its seven occupants killed.
The plane crashed during a desert
thunderstorm yesterday ten miles
south of Rutva Wells, Iraq.
Scouting planes of the British Royal
Air Forec, who had searched for the
liner since, early yesterday, found the
charred wreckage. The machine had
been burned to cinders.
Fresh from triumph it, the Eng
- -
McNinch Outlines Adminis
tration's Plans in Dealing
Wi t h Power
Ickes Seeking PWA Funds
To Be Loaned To Larger
Cities Where Rates Are
Declared Excessive; Nego
tiations for New York Pro
ject Already Begun
Washington, Dec. 21, —(AP>—A cut
of about 50 percent in the electricity
bill of America wa described today as
the ultimate goal of hte Roosevelt
power program.
Frank R. McNinch, chairman of
the Federal Power Commision, made
this declaration, emphaizing that ac
complishment of the aim cannot be
expected for several years.
After Secretary Ickes made known
he is considering an effort to find
publir works funds for proposed mun
icipal plants in other sities besides
New York, McNinch declared rates
to be excessive “in most of the lar
ger cities.”
Negotiations already have been
started by Mayor LaGuardia, of New
York, looking toward a grant for
erection of a power plant for the
Plans for public works financing of
(Continued On Page Four.)
New York, Dec. 21.—(AP)—Al
bert H. Fish, was turned over to
Westchester county authorities to
day by Magistrate Benjamin
Greenstan, In homicide cuort, to
answer an indictment there, charg
ing first degree murder in the
death of ten-yealr-oLd Gtaoe Budd.
: V ,■ f -::i >V,i
Frank Page
Is Interred
At Aberdeen
Former Highway
Head Dies Sudden
ly During Illness In
Raleigh Hospital
Aberdeen, Dec. 21. —(AP) —The body
of Frank Page, 59-year-old banker and
former chairman of the State High
way Commission, whose career was
ended suddenly by death late yester
day, was borne here today for burial
in the family cemetery.
Page was chairman of the State
Highway Commission when more
than $100,000,000 was spent to give
the State good roads. He was execu
tive vice-president of the Raleigh
branch of the Wachovia Bank and
Trust Company at the time of his
Page died at 6:25 p. m. in a Ra
leigh hospital. He had suffered a
heart disease for some time, but hfs
condition did not become critical un
til last Saturday.
He was removed to the hospital
from his home in Raleigh two day 3
The funeral was set for 2 p. m. f
at the Page Memorial church here.
land-to-Melbourne air derby, popular
ly known as a flying hotel, was seek
ing new laurels in a flight from Am
sterdam to Batavia, Java, when dis
aster overtook it.
Th e victims were three passenger 3
and four members of the crew.
Although the exact cause of thd
tragedy was not known, air officials
here expressed belief it had been)
struck by lightning. The last radio!
message from the doomed craft, re*
ceived early yesterday, said it was Im
difficulty during a storm near Rutvq|
Wells an.i asked its position*

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