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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of <_All The TTews”'
SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUStTI, 19 31 Vol. 26, No. 25 Price 2 Cents
400 This Year
130 FRESHMEN WILL
ENROLL AS COLLEGE
OPENS ON SEPT. '15 ~
Day Students Register
Sept. 12 While Boarding
Students Will Matricu
late Sept. 14.
3 0 INSTRUCTORS
More Than 20 Students
Will Come To Catawba
From Other Colleges
For Advanced Study.
Four hundred students will matric
ulate at Catawba College this year, ac
cording to Rev. Milton Whitener, ex
ecutive secretary who is in charge of
the college pending the arrival of Dr.
Ffoward R. Omwake, newly elected
president, about the middle of Octo
Of this number approximately 130
will constitute the freshman class.
There will be over 100 sophomores, 80
juniors and 70 seniors, it is estimated.
The faculty totals 3 5, which includes
30 instructors. Twenty or more stu
dents will journey to Catawba College
from other colleges to take advanced
wur*. m tne upper classes. Catawba
will experience the fewest losses
violin, fine and inflicm.
Among the new instructors is Frank
P. Buck, Salisbury, registered public
The faculty for the 1931-1932 ses
sion are as follows:
W. A. Lentz, dean of women, Mil
ton Whitener, endowment secretary;
W. G. Cleaver, registrar and professor
of German; Raymond Jenkins, Eng
lish; G. G. Ramsey, Chemistry; Mary
F. Seymour, biology, physiology and
hygiene; Dora L. Cline, librarian; Eu
gene Craft, music; C. C. Rice, ro
mance languages; B. A. Wentz, phil
osophy and psychology; Cora E. Gray,
home economics; Brandon Trussed,
business administration; D. A. Faust,
Bible; J. C. Hadley, education; A. K.
Faust, social science; M. L. Braun,
physics and mathematics; C. B. Alex
ander, associate professor of history;
B. J. Lane, associate professor of Eng
lish; R. C. Pettigrew, associate pro
fessor of English; Fannie B. Harmon,
associate professor of biology; Flor
ence F. Busby, dramatic art; Clive L.
Jenkins, assistant professor of speech;
Katherine French, assistant professor
of home economics; A. L. Rich, as
sistant professor of music; Grace
Goodvkoontz, voice; Rob Roy Peery,
violin; Frances Batte, physical educa
tion for women; Harry Warner, phys
lcai cuutauon lor men; riorence A.
[Wehr, secretarial science; Frank P.
Buck, advanced accounting; Genevieve
Rose Faust, music; Mrs. T. Edgar
Johnson, elementary education; Lena
Rivers Boley. fine and industrial art;
Martin Luther Blackwelder, band di
rector; Charles B. Moran, coach.
Officials of Catawba college are ex
pecting the most _ successful year in
the life of the college.
6 3-Cent Tax Rate
Set For Cabarrus
Concord, Aug. 12.—Cabarrus coun
ty’s tax rate for the new fiscal year
today was set at 63 cents by county
commissioners. This is a reduction of
' 37 cents from this year’s $1 rate.
The 63 cents will be divided as fol
lows: General fund, 15 cents; county
home, 2 cents; interest and sinking
| fund, 17 cents, and schools, 29 cents
! The 29 cents to schools will be di
vided: State levy, 16 cents; capital
outlay, 2 cents, and debt service, 11
Editor Country Gentleman To Visit Rowan
ROWAN CLOVER AND
WILL BE INSPECTED
Phillip S. Rose, Farm
Journalist, Will Come to
This County Around
Middle Of September.
CLOVER GROWTH ON
ACID LAND SUBJECT
OF EDITOR’S QUEST
Yeager’s Article In The
Country Gentleman In
spires Trip; First Visit In
Phillips S. Rose, editor-in-chief of
The Country Gentleman, will make a
visit to Rowan count}- about the mid
dle of September, according to infor
mation just received by W. G. Yeager,
The main purpose of his visit will
be to study the successful growth of
clover and lespedeza on Rowan’s un
limed acid land.
\l.. V. » • i
a ai utie some time ago
!n The Country Gentleman, entitled.
"Rowan’s New Way of Fattening
Land,” and dealing with the discov
ery that clover and lespedeza thrive
on unfimed jcid aoik inspir^j tfae fa^g^
Rowan county. He will make a per
sonal inspection tour of the various
farms in Rowan.
This is believed to be the editor’s
first trip to North Carolina. He will
spend only one day in the state and
that will be in Rowan county. No ad
dress is scheduled but plans are being
made for several informal talks with
groups of farmers.
Mr. Rose will be the guest of Coun
ty Agent Yeager who will conduct
him over the county.
Prior to the discovery by Mr. Yea
ger, the generally accepted theory had
been that sweet clover and lespedeza
required heavy liming and that the soil
in Rowan, which contains a minimum
of lime, was not suitable for the
growth of these plants. This idea has
been discounted and these plants thrive
on Rowan soil which has proved to be
Log Of Lindberghs’
(Time is Eastern Standard).
MONDAY, JULY 27
3:00 P. M.—Left New York.
4:25 P. M.—Arrived at Washington.
TUESDAY, JULY 28
12:30 P. M.—Left Washington.
2:25 P. M.—Arrived at New York.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
12:50 P. M.—Left New York.
3:20 P. M.—Arrived at North Haven,
THURSDAY, JULY 30
1:06 P. M.—Left North Haven.
4:36 P. M.—Arrived at Ottawa, On
FRIDAY, JULY 31
Spent day at Ottawa.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
9:49 A. M.—Left Ottawa.
2:00 P. M.—Arrived at Moose Fac
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
10:00 A. M.—Left Moose Factory
6:50 P. M.—Arrived at Churchill.
MONDAY, AUGUST 3
1:45 P. M.—Left Churchill.
5:00 P. M.—Arrived at Baker Lake.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
6:45 P. M.—Left Baker Lake for Ak
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
6:05 A. M.—Arrived Aklavik.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
Spent day at Aklavik.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
10:30 P. M.—Left Aklavik for Point
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
5:00 A. M.—Arrived at Point Bar
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
Point Barrow to Nome
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MORNING, care of The Caro
lina Watchman, Salisbury, N. C.
Madam, said the long suffering
man on the street car, "will you please
get off my foot?”
"Put your foot where it belongs,”
she answered testily.
"Don’t tempt me, madam, don’t
tempt me,” he countered.
I HE MOCKING BIRD
Perched up yonder, high in glee.
Singing wildly, happily,
Notes of love and mystery:
Sing, oh sing, in rhapsody,
Chant thy word so wondrously.
Fay of song and melody:
Varigated, tho it be,
Exponent of ecstacy,
Aye, continue endlessly:
A BAD BEGINNING
"I must tell you, Edgar, that-1 can
"But those excellent meals I have
had at your house?”
"Were all prepared by our cook.”
"Do you think we can get her away
from your folks when we are mar
Tess—You can’t believe everything
Bess—No; but you can repeat it.
WHICH GIRL FOR YOU?
The girl who kisses often.
The girl who kisses any one.
The girl who returns a slap for a
The girl who listens to smut.
The girl who wise-cracks.
The girl who listens to you talk.
The girl who has interests the same
The girl who drags you to dances.
The girl who talks constantly of
The girl who dominates.
The girl who clings.
The independent "dutch treat” girl.
"Arc the Blanks getting along any
better than they used to?”
"Worse. They have twin pews in
church now.”—Boston Transcript.
"Tell me the truth now, Eric. Who
did your home exercise?”
"No, I helped him with it.”—Mus
A man went to his doctor and re
quested treatment for his ankle. Af
ter a careful examination, the doctor
"How long have you been going
about like this?”
"Why, man, your ankle is broken!
How you managed to get around is
a marvel. Why didn’t you come to
me at first?”
"Well, doctor, every time I say
something is wrong with me, my wife
declares I’ll have to stop smoking.”
THREE NEW WEEKLY FEATURES
ARE ADDED TO NEWS SERVICE
OF THE CAROLINA WATCHMAN
Beginning with this issue, The Car
olina Watchman adds to its news
service three interesting and distinct
ly local features. They are:
Rowan Farm Gleanings, a weekly
column to be edited and conducted
by W. G. Yeager, County Agent.
Chamber of Commerce Column, to
be prepared weekly by R. E. L. Niel,
secretary of the Salisbury Chamber
of “Commerce. r
Dugout Dope, carrying news of the
legion and ex-service men, to be con
ducted by the Lance Corporal, a nom
de plume for a local legionaire.
Mr. Yeager’s weekly column will
be of special interest to all farmers
and those agriculturally inclined in
Rowan County. In addition to being
a master farmer, Mr. Yeager has also
won a wide reputation for himself as
a writer. Some of his writings have
been published in The Country Gen
tlemen, one of the outstanding agri
cultural journals in the world. His
articles will appeal directly to the vari
ous farm problems and farm activities
in Rowan County.
Mr. Neil, an old newspaper man
himself, an organizer of no mean
ability, aind a financial and civic
leader, will |^j|^orticles of inter
_ irld war
the^^^^T ..^^^^glory of the world
war, \7ill write items of Interest to
all ex-service men, furnishing them
with helpful information from time
to time as well as keeping them advis
ed as to the activities of the local
post of the American Legion.
The Carolina Watchman considers
itself fortunate to obtain these new
features. That they will prove interes
ting and valuable to our readers, we
feel confident; and it is with a feel
ing of pride this announcement is
Winona Lake, Ind., Aug. 12.—Billy
Sunday’s home town, which for years
has barred Sunday amusements in ac
cord with the noted Evangelist’s teach
ings, has relented to the extent of per
mitting Sunday bathing. Followers of
Sunday have, however, threatened to
appeal to the board of directors of In
diana institutions on the ground that
the new ordinance desecrates the Sab
PREFERS INFIRMARY LIFE
Tiffin, Ohio, Aug. 12.—Bennett F.
Smith, an inmate of the Seneca Coun
ty Infirmary, refused to leave "home”
after inheriting a $22,000 fortune.
Since he became "wealthy,” Smith
has paid the infirmary $20 a month
for board and room.
He lives as simply as the other in
N. C. LABOR HEAD
Labor Opposes Short Bal
lot; Recommends Eight
Hour Day, Five Day
Week For State Employ
Greensboro, Aug. 12.—R. R. Law
rence, of Winston-Salem, was today
re-elected president of the North Car
olina State Federation of Labor. The
North Carolina Federation of Labor,
in annual convention here, placed it
self on record against any attempt to
repeal or in any way weake- the state '
primary law and also decll ^ oppo- 1
s;tion to "any form of sn
'* Jfffosc declaration
minted and adopted at the morf^^
buaaess session.' N
Ihe report recommended an eight
hour, five-day week for all state em
ployes and workers on contracts let by
the state. It condemned employment
of state convicts in competition with
free labor and recommended that all
prison made goods be so labelled.
Establishment of a state commission
to function in industry along the lines
of the railroad arbitration board was
also recommended. _
Other resolutions adopted were: Op
pose any attempt to weaken primary
laws; favor free text books for
schools; urge laws to protect health,
life and limb in industry; favor a sur
vey of women and minors in industry;
demand enforcement of the law re
quiring seats for women in stories and
factories; favor a state boiler inspec
tion law; favor inspection of mills and
factories for sanitary conditions, favor
strengthening the Australian ballot;
favor a modern safety building code;
opposition to the sales tax; pledged co
operation for proper social legislation;
favor regulation of the operation of
busses and trucks; request the General
Assembly to outlaw the socalled "yel
Who’s Who In Rowan
Cl 1 I OFFICIALS) AMU EMPLOY
B. V. Hedrick, Mayor.
J. M. McCorkle, Mayer Pro-tem.
J. M. McCorkle, Chairman Finance.
C. F. Raney, Chairman Public
Max L. Barker, Chairman Public
J. Lindsay Shaver, Chairman Public
Elizabeth L. Massey, City Clerk and
P. S. Carlton, City Attorney.
R. Lee Mahaley, City Manager.
Mrs. J. Milton Cooper, Secretary to
G. M. Lyerly, City Tax Collector
and City Treasurer.
Maurice E. Miller, City Engineer
and Water Supervisor.
Miss Kate McKay, Bookkeeper Wa
J. A. Weant, Street Foreman.
J. H. Hess, Sanitary Inspector.
A. G. Marsh, Superintendent of
W. A. Brown, Chief of Fire De
Chas. L. Burkett, Assistant Chief of
MEMBERS OF POLICE DEPART
R. L. Rankin, Chief of Police.
J. W. Kesler, Assistant Chief of Po
H. O. Freese.
G. C. Eagle.
R. L. Reavis.
W. R. Yost.
F. C. Talbert.
T. M. Surratt.
J. D. Poole.
J. H. Krider.
C. E. Wilhelm.
E. T. Barnhardt.
M. T. Gibson.
J. A. Wagoner.
R. K. Johnson.
J. A. Whitley.
BOARD OF EDUCATION:
Stahle Linn, Chairman.
C. S. Morris. ;
Ed. L. Heilig.
FF. P. Brandis.
W. O. Ryburn.
A. G. Peeler.
Mrs. B. V. Hedrick.
D. J. Butler.
Charlotte.—Mrs. Zola Messer Mc
Call, of Charlotte, was found lying
in a pool of blood near a surburban
school with her throat slashed and her
face beaten in.
SLAYS WIFE, WOUNDS KIDS
Hendersonville.—Plato Edney fired
a shotbun through the window of his
home and killed his wife and wounded
two children and then fled into the
mountains. The father and mother of
Edney said he shot his wife because
ROOMS FOR TEACHERS
Greensboro. — The local Parent
Teacher association has taken the in
itiative and is compiling a list of rooms
and boarding places and the price
charged for teachers during the win
ter. The list will be furnished teach
ers upon their arrival.
MOCCASIN AND YOUNG
Greensboro.—R. H. Davis set a hook
or a turtle, but when he returned he
:ound a water moccasin hooked. The
•eptile measured nearly five feet in
ength. In addition to a large catfish
vhich had been partly digested, the
nake’s stomach contained 70 unborn
ness deal." _
ed him by taking him to the woods,
taking his money and forcing him to
walk to town. He is out cash and val
uables worth $1,700.
Burlington.—Mebane citizens have
signed a petition and asked the court
to order a man known as "Hardrock
and Honey” Webb, alleged divine
healer, and his companion, a Mrs.
Yates, to leave. Poverty-stricken, ill
and worried citizens are reported to
have made great sacrifices to obtain
money for the so-called fakers.
Asheville.—A pretty woman book
keeper alone in the Farmers and Trad
ers Bank of Weaverville was held up
by two bandits who entered the build
ing and escaped with approximately
$1,000 in cash. Description of the men
tallied with that of the fellows who
held up the bank of Weaverville near
Asheville a few days ago.
North Wilkesboro.—J. Talmadge
Prevette, one-time candidate for cor
poration commissioner on the republi
can ticket, and a member of the G.
O. P. Executive committee for the
past ten years, has announced his can
didacy for the marshalship for the
middle federal district of North Caro
lina. The appointment will be made
Subject Of Talk
By Ohio Teacher
Dr. Alfred Vivian, instructor of
Ohio State Agricultural college, will
deliver an address on "Ritualism of the
Grange,” at the high school Friday
night, according to an announcement
by W. G. Yeager, county agent.
Dr. Vivian is said to be an unusual
ly capable speaker. Ffe will illustrate
his lecture with pictures. A large
number of grange members are expect
ed to attend. The meeting will begin
at 8 o’clock.
On Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock,
a soil meeting will be held on the farm
of C. A. Brown, Cleveland. An ad
dress by Dr. Vivian will feature the
Maybe the reason so few women
play soltaire is because they can’t kick
themselves on the shins.