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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
m The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries' a Summary of <lAU The lS[ews”
Founded 1832~99th Year SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1931_Vol. 26, No. 24 Price 2 Cents
Woodson May Run For Congress
Zeb Long To Probe Sheriffs Slaying
Advises Carolina Watch
man Complete Probe
Will Be Made During
September Term Of
UNDECIDED AS TO
Solicitor’s Heart Sadden
ed By Sheriff’s Un
Solicitor Zeb V. Long, of the fif
teenth Judicial district, will make a
thorough probe into the slaying of
Sheriff W. L. McKenzie, by Scott
Winders, demented world war vete
ran, during the September term of the
Superior Court, according to a com
munication addressed to The Carolina
Watchman by Mr. Long, which has
just been received.
Mr. Long stated that he had not de
cided what charges he will prefer
against Mr. Winders, but would be
governed by the evidence. .
r instant in which you alKs to the trial
of Scott Winders who slew Sheriff Mc
Kenzie recently to hand this morning.
"Naturally all charges of the vio
lation of the law occuring since last
Court will come up for investigation
at the coming Term of your Superior
"I never know what charges the
State may prefer until I investigate'
the case. Therefore, all of the informa
tion that I am able to give you is that
this case will be thoroughly investi
gated at the coming term and such
action taken in the Courts as the evi
"My heart is deeply saddened for
the untimely, tragic passing of this
noble Officer and splendid gentleman.
"With best wishes, ■'•'i ' -
fl am, . ■' :
/ -“Yours truly, .
. , | "ZEB V. LONG, Solicitor,”
-It will be -recalled that Sheriff W.
Locke/McKenz# wasy: fatally *hot bk
Scott Winders; fenthe mQrnihg of Jply.
16, 1^31, at- the laitteYs- hqSnff-ysdi^MSi
v . the sheriff had gone to answer a com
plain^ relative to the conduct of Win
ders 'and threats made by him against
relatives and officials of the veterans
hurdm in Charlotte. , .
immediately after the shooting Win-.->
. . der^ was- taken to the Mecklenburg
codnty jail for safe keeping. Several
days later he was returned fo Salis
bury for a coroner’s inquest and was
Mid without hail for the murder of
/It is considered likely that Winders '
Mil be tried at the September term of
the Rowan County Superior court
which convenes September 14.
/ REAR STRANGLES
SELF WITH ROPE 11
Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 5.—Evi- j
dene indicated a bear committed sui- }
cide here while a humane society of
ficer was en route to investigate com
plaints that the animal growled too
much, disturbing neighbors. (
The bear was tittered along w.th a
coyote and dog, behind.the home of '
Mr. - and Mrs. Fred Pruett, show peo- ^
pie temporarily forced to work in res- ^
taurants here. John Varner, humane *
officer, found the body of the bear. ■/
j 7 "It was almost as if he had heard ^
I was coming and., had taken that way '
out of-the trouble,” Varjier said "The T
body stiff was warm.” |
"The bear had been tittered to the /
,.Tv .. a window. It had climbed on a ^
- box and had turned round and, round -
um;i^the rope was tight, then jumped
off, dying-of strangulation.”
the Pruetts were grieved bv the li
loss of fheir pet? . di
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munications: Editor GOOD
MORNING, care of The Caro
lina Watchman, Salisbury, N. C.
A farmer, realizing his days were
limited, called his son to his bedside
and admonished him to obey the fol
lowing four rules throughout his life:
1. Speak ill of no man.
2. Keep good company.
3. Join the Baptist church.
4. DON’T SELL ANY CORN.
I love to lie and idly dream
By some far-off secluded stream
Where willows reach in lithe festoons,
While blending rise a tunes,
I love to watch the swirling rift
Sway with the water’s rush,
While just above sweet medley’s lift
The lucious song of the hermit thrush,
The king of spring
And birds that sing.
I love to muse when summer showers
Kiss earth, and breathe sweet scents
And e’er methiijjp, while here I stand,
A spirit leads nu to a land,
A sapphire stream,
' * To drink and dream!
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- • REBELLIOUS
A .color, expert advises men to wear
bright-colored clothes so that motor
ists can see them better. If a motorist
can’t hit us in this gray suit, he needn’t
think we’re going to help him.—New
York Evening Post.
THE NEW PATRIOTISM
"Here comes the parade, and your
Aunt Helen will miss it. Where is
"She’s upstairs waving her hair.”
"Mercy! Can’t we afford a flag?”—
"We are celebrating our maid’s jubi
"Has she been with you twenty
"No, she is the twenty-fifth we have
iad this year.”—Vart Hem (Stock
TO A PROSPECTIVE BRIDE
'Ome, dwell with me and be my
Within a cute ten-payment house;
md we will have, you may be sure,
'he best Installment Furniture.
- fifteen-payment radio, :
. thirteen-payment set of Poe,
baby grand, a cute coupe
With twenty-seven weeks to pay). .
11 buy three precious gems antique r
At twenty down and ten a week),
nd we will live, as man and wife, .
n up-to-date Installment Life!
—A. L. L. in Judge.
—--—_ ■ _ Ij
New York is famous for her sky
ie/Just think what the "Blues” have: L
me-for that city.'
. W? ' -V V 4 -. **3^
Effective with this issue of
The Carolina Watchman a
change of ownership is an
nounced whereby the publica
tion along with all rights, con
tracts,> subscription lists, and
property pass to the ownership
and direction of The Carolina
Watchman Publishing Com
pany, a local corporation, head
ed by E. W. G. Huffman and
S. Holmes Plexico, president
and secretary-treasurer, respec
tively. Although The Carolina
Watchman Publishing Com
pany was only recently organ
ized, The Carolina Watchman
has been published for over 99
years and now has the distinc
tion of being the oldest news
paper published in North Caro
lina, according to records re
ceived from Raleigh. There will
be no change in the name of
In the acquisition of The
Carolina Watchman, the new
management feels that there is
Cherryville, Aug. J.—David P. Del
linger of Cherryville, who has served
as a member and officer of the North
Carolina General Assembly from Gas
ton county for 20 years, has formally
announced his candidacy for lieuten
ant governor in the 1932 primary.
Mr. Dellinger was born in this
county, a son of John C. and Bar
bara Glenn Dellinger, being a distant
relative of the late Gov. Robert B.
He attended the public schools, old
Rutherford college and the University
of North Carolina.
The candidate is an active Mason,
both York and Scottish rites and
Shrine, and is a member of many' oth
He has been an active Baptist
church worker since 12 years of age
and has devoted a large part of his
time to church, lodge and civic work.
Mr. Dellinger has often served as
speaker pro tem of the house of rep
resentatives, a point he raises >'n quali
fying his fitness to serve as president
of the state senate.
Who's Who In Rowan
- i— --—
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
H* E. Rufty, Chairman, Salisbury,
O. L. Linn, Landis.
•T. M. Byrd, Granite Quarry.
J. T. Graham, Cleveland.
J. E. Hoffman, Franklin.
Cal L. Miller, Sheriff.
E. D. McCubbins, clerk of court. :
W. D. Kizziah, register of deeds.
J. E. Haynes, auditor.
C. E. Gooch, county court judtge,
J. Allen Dunn, solicitor. I
"W. JL. Tatum, coroner. 4
N- A. Trexler, surveyor. iL i
Hayden Clement, State Senator.^' ;
Geo. R. Uzzell and E. W. G. Fluff- 1
tan, Representatives in the Housfe.
G. Yeager, County agent, f 1
C. wQArmstrong, health offic<£?v**?
Mrs. Mary ,0. Linton, welfare of- !
cer. \ «
C^eo- 'Houck, county home supeihn- i
rhdent. v ’ \
■ Hope Elliotf,-. jailor. ^
Li" ;-X X - 4- :
a demand in Salisbury and
Rowan county for a weekly
newspaper. With the remark
ably low advertising and sub
scription rates offered by The
Carolina Watchman, it is hop
ed that this paper will furnish
a service and fill a need that
will justify its existence and re
sult in a substantial and contin
It shall be the objective of
The Carolina Watchman to
carry a complete digest of all
the news of the city, county,
state and nation, while the edi
torial policy will exert its influ
ence toward the progress and
upbuilding of the community
The Carolina W atchman
Publishing Company solicits the
continued support of patrons
and readers of The Watchman.
The Carolina Watchman
Pittman, director, said
; While the office -does not make a
formal report at the end of its fiscal
;>-ar, Mr. Pittman compiled, the figures
foe his own use. Of tlie loans granted,
adjusted service certificates accounted
for 51,305 and life insurance policies
for 1,022. The total number of loans
was S 2,3 27.
The office also sent out 87,741
checks for compensation and disabil
ity allowances, These totaled $3,5 89,
55 1.80, making the total amount of
money paid out through the Charlotte
office in the year $17,850,095.10.
There were 11,270 new applications
received for treatment, compensation
and disability allowance during the
Has Good Year
Re-election of Dr. C. M. Van
Poole, as president, and the reception
af reports of its financial standing,
featured the annual meeting of the
Rowan Mutual Fire Insurance Com
pany, held recently. W. D. Graham
svas re-elected vice-president and C.
R- Julian, secretary-treasurer.
The meeting was a
d hundre4s||§rt j
if the comn^t^. ~~nmgc-' ~ :jx • -rr: x
This company has 2,632 policy •
folders, who carry over five million
n fire insurance, while 18,000 was
>aid out for all purposes last year,
here beipg no indebtedness against the4
All members of the old board of ,di- ;
ectors were re-elected: ty. M. Deal,
- A. Brown, A, V. Sloop, W. B.
dart ley, D. M. Barger, W. A, Cline, ’
f. L. McLaughlin, C. A. Campbell, j
> L. File, S. E. Baker, T. D. Brown1, <
. F. Campbell and D. W. Myers'.' 1
ROYALL IS SECRETARY
Raleigh—Clairborne Royall, of
Goldsboro, has been appointed secre
tary to Senator Cameron Morrison.
KING MAINTAINS INNOCENCE
Asheville—C. R. King, 3 5, now in
Arkansas, who is wanted for slaying
two men in North Carolina, stoutly
maintains his innocence.
OVER-PRODUCTION IS REASON
Henderson—A decided over-produc
tion is blamed by George W. Hill, pres
ident of American Tobacco company,
for the low prices being paid for to
bacco this year. .
LOSES LIFE IN ATTEMPT
Eden ton—Woodrow Ellington, 18,
of High Point, was drowned when he
jumped into the water near here in an
attempt to save Miss Margaret Mc
Cabe, of Greensboro. She swam to
SEVEN PRISONERS ESCAPE
Greensboro—Seven prisoners serving
30-day sentences for trespass, took
French leave from jail. Three other
prisoners in the same block refused to
leave when the way was opened for
ed, his wife with a pistttf $hot and then
turned the gun on himself, inflicting
mortil injuries. Mrs.. Quinn worked
■here and her estranged, husband had
been living in Norfolk. /i
OFFICERS BADLY HyRT
| Wadesboro—County officers, J. B.
Martin, W. C. Mangum and Shorty
Huntley, went out to look for a stilL
Mr. Huntley, was driving. The radius
rods of the car snapped and all mem
bers of the party except Huntley were
DIES FROM FUMES
Asheville—Arthur Wright, farmer,
died from the effects of dynamite
fumes and poisonous gases to which he
was exposed when lowered into i well
on a farm near here. He was the sec
ond man in Western North Carolina
to lose his life in this unusual manner
in two days. Robert Logan, 45, died
at the bottom of a 60-foot well at
REFUSED FOR BOY;
Newport, Tenn., Aug. 5.—Prayer,
according to the family, appeared to
be winning a victory today for Cieo
phus Clevenger, nine-year-old son of
James Clevenger, of near Newport,'
bitten last Wednesday by a copper
lead. «i£l£d.\ - ^ ‘ " ,
Members of the Clevenger family, ;
who-teteng' to a religious sect, have 1
teadfastly spurned medical treatment, i
^hile scores of persons have been
araying for the lad’s' recovery, phy- ■
ifcianS acquainted with the details of I
die case said that he had little chance 1
:o survive. It was believed Saturday 1
:hat the boy would not live through ;
he night. a
DOG SAVES VILLAGE i
Weilersville, Ohio, Aug. 5.—This
tillage was saved from desturctk
ire when'a collie dojg’sjb^14-^
nough volunteers to,
Will Decide Definitely
Around First Of The
Year, He Says.
URGED TO RUN
Political Leaders Do Not
Believe Farmer Bob
Doughton Will Be As
Walter H. Woodson, local attorney
and former State Senator for a num
ber of terms, will probably enter the
race for Congress next year, accord
ing to reports current in political cir
cles in this district.
When interviewed last night by a
representative of The Carolina Watch
man, Mr. Woodson declined to either
confirm or deny these reports but in
timated that he was seriously, consid
ering entering the race.
ffT 1 11 «
years. A.;£* •
For;ma«y yeafCj S -V^oodson has
* .civic and political leader in
this county apd vicinity. He was may
or of; Salisbury for six years, city at
torney «-hree years, chairman of the
R an County Democratic Executive
committee from 1908 to 1920 and
from 1922 to 1928, member of the
state senate in 1921, 1923, 1921, and
1927, in ■ which body he served as
chairman of' the committees on edu
cation, appropriations, and finIn
1928 he was a delegate to the Nation
al Democratic Convention at Houston,
Tex., while in 1930 he was elected
vice president of the North Carolina
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SHERIFFS TG MEET
Rutherfordton, Aug. S.—The sev
enth annual convention of the State
Sheriff’s association will & held *.ir
Rutherfordton, August 11-12, with
headquarters at the Isotheural hotel.
All the general meetings will be held
in the auditorium of the courthouse,
according to ex-Sheriff W. C. Hardin,
of this city, president of -the state as
sociation. This is the second term of
the presidency of the local man.
The program is as fallows: Tuesday,
August 11 at 3 p. nr, convention to
open in the courthouse; address of wel
:ome by M. L. Edwards of the lcjeaj ^
oar; response by O. A. Glover, sheriff
>f Wilson county; business session;
iddress by S. P. Dunagan, of the local
oar at 8 p. m.; election of officers and
Wednesday, August 12: Meet at
ourthouse at 8 a. m. and go by motor
o top of. Chimney Rock. At ip. m. a
•arbecue dinner will be served at the
lottomless Pools, Chimney Rock, at
p. m. an address will be delivers
n outstanding spea|