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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
'"The Watchman Carries a -Summary of o40 The hiews”
Founded 1832~99th Year _SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1931
City Schools Open Sept. 10th; County, 7th
DATE TENTATIVE AS
TO THE CITY SCHOOLS;
AWAIT BUDGET 0. K.
Spencer Schools To Open
Tuesday, Sept. 8 While
East Spencer Begins On
The 7 th.
LONG TERMS IN
COUNTY SEPT. 7;
SHORT OCT. 26
Elementary Schools Lose
15 Teachers; Salisbury
Has 112 Teachers And
Thursday, September 10th, is the
date tentatively set for the opening
of the city schools.
Long term schools in the county will
open September 7th and the short term
schools in the county will open Oc
Pending the adoption of the school
budget by the city council, a definite
date will not be set for the opening ol
the city schools.
Teachers of the city schools will ar
rive in Salisbury September 7. Theii
first meeting will be on Tuesday, Sep
Tuesday, September 8th. ^
East Spencer schools will open on
Monday, September 7.'
Preliminary figures indicate Salisbury
schools will have 90 white instructors
and 22 colored, making a total of 112.
Spencer will have 28 white teachers
and no colored.
East Spencer will have 11 white and
11 colored, making a total of 22.
In the county, not including Salis
bury. Spencer and East Spencer, there
are 94 schools, 59 white and 3 5 color
ed. The white schools will have 214
white instructors and 5 3 colored.
Thirty-nine white teachers will teach
high school grades and 175 elementary
in the white schools in the county.
There are no colored high schools in
the county. All of the 53 colored in
structors are in the elementary grades.
Salisbury, Spencer and East Spencer
constitute the special charter districts
in the county.
Compared with last year’s figures,
there was a reduction in number of 15
elementary teachers in the county.
Under the new school plan, inaugu
rated by the 1931 state legislature
when it ordered the state to take con
trol of the schools, four one-teacher
schools in Rowan county have been
eliminated. These are: Fisher, in
Franklin township; Saw, in China
Grove township; Biltmore, in Gold
Hill township; and Dent’s Mountain,
in Steele townshio.
The1 state board also ordered the
consolidation of the Lowerstone and
Fisher schools in Gold Hill township
with the Rockwell schools.
In eight white schools, and one col
ored school, teachers have been reduc
ed from two to one each, as follows:
White, Patterson, Mill Bridge, Sum- |
ner, Jackson College, Sloop in Litaker
township, Kluttz and Menius, Hamil
ton, and Rowan Academy; colored,
In Salisbury, the same number of
teachers, as far as county and state
funds are concerned, will be employed
this year. Several special teachers, paid
for entirely by city funds, will be dis
continued, it is understood, but the
number, 120, affected by county and
state funds, remains unchanged. The
present allotment calls for only 112,
it is stated, but eight more colored
teachers are to be added.
End Of Flight
Tokyo, Aug. 19.—Col. and Mrs.
Charles A. Lindbergh are winging their
way to Nemuro on the next to the
last leg of their aerial vacation flight
from the United States to Japan.
MUSIC HATH CHARMS
She (dining)—Seems to me we
don’t hear so much jazz in the res
He—No, and as a consequence we
hear more soup.—Boston Transcript.
URGE THIS ON YOUR UKE
"Corn in the barn,
Poultry in the yard,
Meat in the smokehouse,
Barrel full of lard.
"Milk in the dairy,
Butter in the bowl,
Coffee in a little sack,
Sugar in the gourd.”
HE MEANT THAT
The twins had been brought to be
"What names?” asked the clergy
"Steak and Kidney,” the father an
"Bill, you fool,” cried the mother,
"it’s Kate and Sydney.”—Bystander.
AND A SECOND
"Fourth for bridge!”
"That’s great! Now all we need’:
a third.”—Dartmouth Jack o’ Lan
TO TEST A FELLER’S
Make a touch.
Smoke his pipe.
Don't laff at his jokes.
Shave with his razor.
Borrow his car.
Flirt with his wife.
Throw rocks in the water
While he fishes for trout.
And if he remains serene
Never offend him again
For he is a friend—
If money is to business,
What blood is to the heart,
Then let’s keep it in circulation
Sfr * *
If a little money,
Is the root of all evil,
Then let’s have a little money.
TOUCH AND GO
"How did you find your date at
the dance last night when the lights
"I picked her out by the Braille
system.”—S. C. Wampus.
OR HER PLACE, EITHER
"Do you know your wife is telling
around that you can’t keep her in
"That’s nothing. I bought her a
home and I can’t keep her in that,
WHAT CAUSED HARD TIMES?
Judge Hubbard, of Iowa, says it is
the existence of corporations.
George Gould says it is the hostility
The farmer says it is the low price
The silver men say it is the action
of Wall Street.
The Wall Street men say it is the
action of the silver men.
The manufacturer says it is the fear
of free trade.
The consumer says it is the tariff.
The debtor says it is the creditor.
The creditor says it is the debtor.
The Democrats say it is the Repub
The Republicans say it is the Dem
The Populists say it is both.
The preacher says it is the devil.
Now what have you got to say
THIS ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Patient: "Is the doctor in?”
Attendant: "No, he’s out for
Patient: "Will he be back after
Attendant: "No, that’s what he
went out for.”
G. 0. P. CANDIDATE FOR SENATE
WAS VISITOR IN CITY WEDNESDAY;
FEELS CONFIDENT OF NOMINATION
W. H. Jordan, newspaper publisher
and farmer. Republican candidate for
the United States senate, spent yester
day in Salisbury making a survey pre
liminary to an intensive campaign be
fore the primary next spring. His only
opponent so far is Jake Newell, Char
When interviewed by a representa
tive of The Watchman, Mr. Jordan
stated that he intended to visit every
county in the state before the cam
paign is concluded.
"I feel confident I will be nominat
ed,” Mr. Jordan stated. "Since the an
nouncement of my candidacy several
davs ago I have received approximate -
lv 1,000 letters, tendering congratu
lations and pledging support. 1 have
already visited six or eight counties
and the prospects are very encourag
"I am opposed to liquor. If nomi
nated and elected, I shall support the
prohibition amendment with every
ounce of my strength,” he told The
Watchman representative. "This law
should be enforced in an educational
wav. North Carolina voted over 44,
000 majority for state prohibition and
today would double that majority
many rimes^ he commented.
"As ye j/ould that men should do
unto you, do ye even so unto them,”
is the slogan of his campaign. This
slogan he has carried on the masthead
of his newspapers many years.
Mr. Jordan conferred with some of
W. H. Jordan
the political leaders yesterday in Snlis
bury and Rowan county.
Mr. Jordan lives on his farm in Ef
land, Orange county. He is the fathei
of nine children. He is president an<
Manager of The North Carolina News
ger, and the Golden Rule Chain of
weekly newspapers Several of his chil
dren are in the newspaper work in
North Carolina. Much of his life has
been devoted to the cause of temper
ance. He was also one of the first sup
porters of Woman Suffrage.
MAJOR MAX L. BARKER JOINS
CIRCULATION AND AD DEPTS.
OF THE CAROLINA WATCHMAN
Major Max L. Barker has joined the
staff of The Carolina Watchman. He
will be in charge of the circulation
department of The Watchman and
wijl also handle advertising.
Directed by Major Barker, an inten
sive circulation campaign is being put
on to further swell the rapidly grow
ing circulation list of The Watchman.
Circulation crews will cover the en
tire county. Over 100 new subscrip
tions were received Monday.
Each home in the city and county
will be canvassed systematically. The
subscription price for one year is one
dollar or two dollars for three years.
This means for one dollar each sub
scriber will receive 52 copies of The
Watchman or for two dollars a total
of 156 papers.
The Watchman considers itself for
tunate in obtaining the services of Ma
jor Barker. Mr. Barker was for 20 years
connected with the legal department
of the Southern Railway company. For
eight years he was register of deeds
of Rowan county. He is at present a
member of the City Council. He was
at one time connected with an adver
tising agency in Virginia, and has also
solicited advertising locally on special
For a number of years Mr. Barker
has been active in city and county af
fairs. He is well known over the coun
ty. He will fit in excellently in this
Mr. Barker’s addition to The Watch
man staff is in line with the program
of growth and expansion outlined by
the publishers. It is our purpose to
leave nothing undone in the building
of a substantial and worthwhile week
ly newspaper for Rowan county.
MAN, 88, CELEBRATES
BY WALKING 17 MILES
London, Aug. 19.—George Barker
celebrated his eighty-eighth birthday
by walking 17 miles without pausing
once for a rest.
Who’s Who In Rowan
TOWN OF SPENCER
M. L. Kiser, Mayor-Recorder.
W. H. Shannon, Town Clerk.
J. E. Connell, Treasurer-Chairman Fi
Stokes Devereux, Chairman Streets and
W. T. Curlee, Chairman Water and
C. R. Withers, Chairman Fire, Sani
tary and Ordinance.
W. H. Shannon, Chairman Parks and
J. E. Vick, Chairman Police.
P. S. Carlton, Attorney.
John C. Kesler, Prosecuting Attorney.
R. G. Strickland, Tax Collector.
G. C. Evans, Chief of Police and Sup
erintendent of Water Works.
BOARD OF EDUCATION:
M. L. Kiser, Chairman.
W. P. Neisteis
J. E. Vick.
W. G. Lloyd.
J. D. Carter.
J. W. Beam.
W. T. Curlee.
TOWN OF EAST SPENCER
F. R. Sifford, Mayor.
C. C. Kirk, Secretary and Treasurers
J. H. Blackwelder, Clerk.
S. B. Jordan.
W. E. Harkey.
W. O. Murphey, Chief of Police.
J. H. Blackwelder, Fire Chief.
BOARD OF EDUCATION:
Dr. T. W. Seay, Chairman.
R. L. Gobble.
E. E. Horne.
G. H. Boger.
S. R. Secrest.
MRS. JULIUS I. FOUST
Greensboro—"Mrs. Julius I. Foust,
wife of the president of North Caro
lina college for Women, died in her
60th year. She had been ill for several
weeks. Her husband and her onLy son
were at the bedside when the end
OGLESBY HELD FOR MURDER
New Bern—Allen T. "Devil” Ogles
by, alias Jas. C. Thomas, is being held
in jail without the privilege of bond
in the connection with the killing of
John F. Peel, Pamlico county coast
guardsman. Three other men are im
plicated in the case with Oglesby.
BOARD DENIES PLEA
Goldsboro — The Wayne county
board of education met and unani
mously refused to reinstate vocation
al agricultural teachers in county
schools after hearing petitions from
representatives of the schools where
agriculture has been taught.
HAS 106th BIRTHDAY
known and loved by hundreds, pass
ed her 106th birthday at her humble
■ little home here. She has one daugh
' ter, Mrs. Lizzie Morgan, 75, who
1 takes care of her. Mrs. Huneycutt was
■ born in Union county.
18,600 pairs of shoes to be used in the
state penal and correctional institu
tions to Efird’s Department Store,
Hudson-Belk company and the Ashe
ville army store. Prices ranged from
$1.20 to $2.10 per pair.
STUDENTS MAY SMOKE
Winston-Salem—If women students
smoke at home with the consent of
their parents, they will be allowed to
smoke at Salem college, Moravian
school for women here, the board of
trustees has ruled. A room and a time
for smoking will be provided at the
FALLS IN OCEAN
Elizabeth City—Capt. Linsandro
Garay was rescued from the wave
lashed wreckage of his airplane off the
coast of North Carolina. He had been
in the water 36 hours following his
failure to complete a non-stop trip
from New York to Tegucigalpa, Hon
DOG HALTS ATTACK
Southern Pines—A negro entered
the home of Mrs. Etta Day here but
failed in an attempt to assault her
when a collie dog attacked him. The
aged mother of Mrs. Day was knock
ed down by the negro as he made his
escape. The intruder had removed a
screen from the window to gain ad
Concord—Three Concord negroes
were wounded, one of them seriously,
when Jake Catledger and Arthur
Brown, watermelon peddlers from
South Carolina, opened fire with a
shot gun on the Concord-Kannapolis
highway. The peddlers say the negroes
had stolen some melons from their
$50,000 DAMAGE SUIT
Winston-Salem —1 Charles Ashby
Penn, Jr., of Reidsville, and the
American Tobacco company were
named defendants in a suit filed in
superior court by Mrs. Calvin Beck,
who asks $50,000 for the death of
her husband, who was killed in an au
tomobile accident several months ago.
The complaint alleges that Penn was
driving a high-powered automobile in
fa reckless manner and that he had
On January 1st, last, there were in
the world 35,805,632 automobiles, and
26,697,398 of these were in the Unit
WARRANT CL. 1GES
S. R. SECREST WITH
Is Indicted In Federal
Court; Bond Placed At
$500 Which Is Posted.
CASE WILL LIKELY
BE CALLED AT THE
Registrar Is Accused Of
Violating U. S. Statute
Based On 15 th Amend
ment To Constitution.
S. R. Secrest, Democratic registrar
in East Spencer at the last general elec
tion, has been indicted in federal court
on a charge of violating the United
States Criminal Code relating to the
prevention of a person from register
ing and voting on account of "race,
color, or previous condition of servi
The warrant was served recently on
Mr. Secrest by Deputy Marshall Gor
man. Mi. Secrest was placed under a
$500.00 bond which was immediately
Mr. Secrest was registrar in the East
Spencer precinct in 1924 and again in
1930. The indictment relates only to
the acts of the registrar in 1930.
The law on which the indictment
is based is as follows:
"All citizens of the United States
WJyli r^t, Cicy, 7
district, municipality, ^Pother
torial subdivision, shall be entitled to " "
and allowed to vote at all such elec
tions, without distinction of race, col
or, or previous condition of servitude;
any constitution, law, custom, usage,
or regulation of any state, territory,
or under its authority, to the contrary
This statute carries into effect the
Hth amendment of the constitution
of the United States by preventing dis
crimination on account of race, color,
or previous condition of servitude.
This case will probably be tried, at
the October term of Federal court
which convenes in Salisbury about the
middle of October.
Mr. Secrest is one of the leading cit
tizens of East Spencer. He has been
employed by the Southern Railway
Company for a number of years. He
is at the present time a member of the
school board of the town of East Spen
Mr. Secrest, when interviewed Wed
nesday night by a representative of
The Watchman, stated that he had not
intentionally violated any law, state
Mrs. Lafollette Dies
Washington, Aug. 19.—Mrs. Belle
Case LaFollette, "the counselor” of one
of America’s foremost • political fami
lies, died here late Tuesday as she had
lived, in the background of her fam
The 72-year-old widow of "Fightin’
Bob” whose son and hers she saw take
his senate seat, failed to rally from an
operation for an intestional ailment.
Until yesterday, but few persons had
known she was in the hospital.
Both sons—the senator and Gov.
Philip LaFollette of Wisconsin—were
at her bedside when the end came.
Luther League Meet
Statesville, Aug. 19.—The 11th an
nual convention of the Luther league
of North Carolina opened Tuesday at
St. John’s Lutheran church, with an
unusually large registration. The 150
Luther leagues of the state were rep
resented by between 175 and 200
BANK DEFUNCT, THIEVES FIND
Diggins, Mo., Aug. 19.—A gang of
robbers who broke into the recently
closed Diggins bank found out that
the institution really is defunct. They
spent several hours opening a big safe,
only to find it was empty.