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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchm^
i,cThe Watchman Carries a Summary of «_All The l^ews”
Founded 1832~99th Year SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1,1931 Vol. 26, No. 31 Price 2 Cents
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Indict Three Truck Operators
Thousands Attend Trade Exposition
LOCAL PRODUCTS IN
Merchants and Manufac
turers Display Wares
For Inspection Of Inter
Exposition Will Come To
A Close Saturday Night
After Week Of Display
Several thousand persons have at
tended the merchants’ and manufac
turers’ exposition in the Williams
building this week.
•Each day and night, hundreds have
crowded the immense building and in
spected the various exhibits.
Sponsored by the chamber of com
merce and endorsed by the Salisbury
Spencer Merchants’ Association, the
event has proved exceptionally suc
cessful and those who have been in
charge of the trade event are well
pleased over the reception.
Among the exhibits displayed on
the floors of the Williams building
Raney-Cline Motor Company.
Efird’s Department Store.
Waggoner and Morris.
Pet Dairy Products.
Central Service Station.
Dexter Washing Machines.
Family Shoe Store.
Pep Food Products.
Southern Public Utilities Company.
North Carolina Public Service
Cheerwine Bottling Company.
Maytag Washing Machine Com
Salisbury Coca Cola Bottling Com
Rustin-Johnson Furniture Com
Mt. Ulla Flour Mills Company.
W. FI. Leonard, Jr., jeweler.
Several additional commercial stands
arc also being operated in conjunction
with the exposition.
Before the close of the exposition
Saturday night, many other local bus
iness houses are expected to partici
Each day and night pertinent en
tertainments and amusement features
have been rendered.
The Tierney family of vaudeville
artists give two free programs daily
at 2:15 and 8:15 o’clock. These pro
grams last for an hour or more, and
consist of music, acrobatic stunts, and
other forms of fine entertainment.
HOCUS POCUS SCHEMES
Greensboro—Hocus Pocus scheme:
landed John Albert in jail on a charge
of false pretense and Wildon White
is in the city health offices where
observations are being made of hr
mental health. White alleges that he
has been under a spell wrought or
him eight months ago by Allen. Dur
ing that time he has been paying $:
per bag for a dust which, when prop
erly sprinkled about the house, woulc
eventually cause White’s wife an<
whole family to vanish into thin air
HELD FOR BIGAMY
Charlotte—W. C. Burgess, 40, o
Charlotte and Danville, Va., is be
ing held on a charge of bigamy. H
is alleged to have married thre
women without securing a legal di
vorce from any one of them.
A peculiar thing about knowledg
is that it makes one conscious of &
"I want to see the boss.”
"What do you want to sec him
"About a job.” t
"I’m sorry, but you can't see him;
he’s in an unemployment conference.”
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OE 193 1
Extract Jamaica Ginger _ 5 per cent
Prune Juice _._ 5 per cent
Raisin _ 5 per cent
Tincture Iodine ._ -10 per cent
Witch Hazel _-_10 per cent
Gasoline _10 per cent
Benzine _ .20 per cent
Hair Tonic .-.-20 per cent
Varnish ___10 per cent
H 2 0 _ 4 per cent
Grain Alcohol _ 1 per cent
Bursting open the door marked
"Private,” the butcher confronted the
"If a dog steals a piece of meat from
my shop, is the owner liable?” he ask
ed the man behind the desk.
"Certainly,” replied the lawyer.
"Very well, your dog took a piece
of steak worth half a dollar about
five minutes ago.”
"Indeed,” he returned smoothly.
"Then if you give me the other half,
that will cover my fee-Wall Street
BUT SHE MISSED
"Really, Bill, your argument with
your wife last night was most amus
"Wasn’t it though? And when she
threw the ax at me I thought I'd
To live, give.
Let mules do the kicking.
A loud mouth denotes low intelligence.
If you are not friends with your job,
To succeed, act with tact.
At least be as cheerful as you can.
The best kind of pull is push.
Charity is giving what you want
First, help those who need it, not those
- who don’t.
Be busy, but don’t be buzzy.
To make headway, improve your head.
The best kind of pride is pride in your
Indolence leads to idleness, idleness to
"It is extremely difficult to distin
guish between weeds and young
plants,” says a correspondent. Our
neighbor’s hens seem to manage it
quite easily.—The Humorist (Lon
TWELVE THINGS TO REMEMBER
1. The value of time.
2. The success of perseverance.
3. The pleasure of working.
4. The dignity of simplicity.
3. The worth of character.
6. The power of kindness.
7. The influence of example.
1 8. The obligation of duty.
9. The wisdom of economy.
10. The virtue of patience.
11. The improvement of talent.
12. The joy of originating.
[ A KNOBBY ONE
[ Breezy—Have you a good opening
here for an unusually bright and en
ergetic young man?
Business Man—Yes, I believe we
. have—and please close it softly as you
leave, —Utica Press.
: I love to read financial news,
; And watch quotations fall;
■ And note how much I’ve saved on
By buying none at all!
) World Court holds customs union
is illegal by 8-to-7 vote.
COURT GRANTS RETURN TICKET
TO CHAIN GANG TO PERSISTENT
VIOLATOR OF CRIMINAL LAWS
Forty defendants appeared before
Judge C. E. Gooch during the week
of September fl-26. Most of these
were minor cases involving no ma
jor violations of the law within the
jurisdiction of the Court.
Charlie Barton, who was just re
leased from the chain gang last Tues
day, went bade to that institution for
a period of seven months for larceny
and receiving. Matthew A. Honey
cutt, charged with incest was bound
over to Superior Court on a $4,000
bond. J. N. Neely, charged with
breaking and entering, was also bound
over to same court.
The cases appearing on County
Prosecutor Dunn’s docket were listed
Ray Warner, speeding, $5.00 and
costs; violation motor vehicle laws,
$10.00 and costs or 60 days.
Jack Wilson, improper lights, costs.
Sylvester Wilson, assault on female,
prosecuting witness taxed with costs
for frivolous issuance of warrant.
Harold Moore, violation prohibition
laws, 60 days on roads or fine of $3 5
George Tinsley, Tom Childers, Hay
wood, Rinehardt, John Barton, Wal
ter Miller, Willie Poe and Lottie
Mooney, gambling, Poe and Lottie
Mooney adjudged not guilty; Tinsley
$t J.OO, ClliWklit. Harwoed. Rinehardt:,
Barton and Miller $1.00 each.
L. C. Camp, drunk and disorderly,
$10.00 and costs.
Lizzie Paul, drunk and disorderly,
50 days in workhouse; assault with
deadly weapon, continued to Oct 1,
Lucille Woodruff, assault with
deadly weapon, $2 5.00 and costs or
60 days in workhouse.
C. C. Elium, violation motor ve
hicle laws, $2 5.00 fine or 30 days in
M. A. Bridges, violation motor law,
W. M. Clapp, speeding, costs.
H. M. Traylor, speeding, costs.
Munar Charlton, 2 cases of viola
tion motor laws, costs in each case
and fine of $5.00.
John Castle, speeding, $5.00 and
Wade Austin and Ada Austin, vio
lation prohibition laws, continued
Oct. 1, 1931.
John Helms, overloaded truck,
continued Oct. 8, 1931.
Sam. Whitey, James Haffey, Ken
neth MacDougall, illegal train riding,
15 days each, capias to issue if de
fendants found in county after 6:00
Who’s Who In Rowan
SALISBURY ROTARY CLUB
President, Ed wig Earle, Jr.
Vice-President, John E. Ramsav.
Secretary-Treasurer, Ernest D. Mc
Sgt.-at-Arms, John D. Grimes.
Asst. Sgt., Edwin T. Gladden.
Julian W. Carpenter, James T.
Goodloe, Clarence V. Roberts, Robt.
W. Walker, Jr., Arch C. Cree, Edwin
Earle, Jr., R. Cordell Mills, John E.
Ramsay, Ernest D. McCall, T. W.
Alexander, J. Ernest.
Bernhardt, Paul H.
Bolt, John Paul.
Carlton, Pritchard S.
Carpenter, Julian W.
Clement, Edward B.
Cree, Arch C.
Davis, James M.
Earle, Edwin, Jr.
Ellis, Frank A.
Fairley, Henry N.
Gladen, Edwin T.
Grimes, John D.
Harry ,Arthur W.
Heilig, Charles S.
Hines, Tom M.
Hobson, W. Henry.
Hurley, James F.
Jones, A. Sidney.
Marsh, Frank B.
Mills, R. Cordell.
Morris, Claude S.
McCall, Ernest D.
McCorkle, James M.
MacIntyre, A. Ferguson.
Newman, Harold H.
Niel, Robert E. L.
Phillips, Paul V.
Ramsay, John E.
Roberts, Clarence V.
Rouzer, Harold A.
Rufty, Ernest R.
Sigmon, Ross M. /
Snider, Arnold H.
Summersett, T. W., Jr.
Taylor, Will C.
Toms, Bate C.
Walker, Robt, W. Jr.
Wallenborn, Peter A.
\V- Jton, Carl R.
Weant, George E.
Wingate, Robert N.
Yeager, Will G.
Matthew A. Honeycutt, incest,
probable cause, bond fixed at $4,000.
Willie Robertson, disorderly con
Buck Coleman, assault, $10.00 and
costs or 30 days workhouse.
J. N. Neely, breaking and enter
ing, probable cause.
Ray Hess, drunk and disorderly,
continued to Oct. 1, 1931.
Richard Jones, Glenn Casper and
Carlo Hess, gambling, nol. prossed
with leave upon recommendation of
chief of Police of Faith.
Kemp Phifer, drunk and disorderly,
W. E. Miller, drunk and disorderly,
30 days in workhouse.
H. C. Simmons, possession, costs;
illegal train riding, costs.
Sam Beckham, illegal' train riding,
1S days workhouse.
Charlie Barton, larceny and receiv
ing, 7 months on roads.
IN ST. LOUIS
The world series begin today.
The contestants are St. Louis Car?
dinals and the Philadelphia Athletics.
Today’s game will be played at
Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis. It will
begin at 3 o’clock, Salisbury time. The
game will be broadcast play by play
in a national-wide radio hookup.
Opinion in sport circles give Phila
delphia the edge. Should Philadelphia
win, this will be their third world sc
ries, setting a new record.
The Athletics arc piloted by Con
nie Mack while the Cardinals are
managed by Gabby Street.
President Hoover plans to attend
the third game of the series at Shibe
Park, Philadelphia, Monday. He will
make the trip by special train.
NORTH CAROLINA PREPARED
America are in a better position to
face the winter, so far as food is con
cerned, than at any time in several
years a survey shows. North Carolina
leads in this preparedness. Farm and
club women have filled 4,600,000
containers with fruits and vegetables.
Last year the figure was 1,250,000.
The live-at-home movement has also
caused to be produced at home $2 5,
000,000 in food and feed which in
1929 was bought outside the state.
' .■■■Ill—...I 17
FARMER GORED TO DEATH
Lexington—J. A. Barnes, 73, farm
er, was gored to death by a bull in a
pasture. A daughter found the body
a day after the tragedy.
CONCORD SCHOOL ROBBED
Concord—A typewriter and an
adding machine valued at between
$250 and $300 were stolen from the
local grammar school building. En
trance was gained through a window
by breaking the glass.
Concord—One hundred and ten
thousand cigarettes valued at approx
imately $700 were stolen from a lo
cal hardware store. It was the largest
haul made here by thieves in a long
COTTON FARMERS MEET
Kinston—Reports from a number
of towns in which farmers met to
discuss the matter of a special session
of the legislature to deal with the
cotton situation for next year, indi
cate that there is a strong sentiment
for such a session.
KILLED IN FALL
Charlotte—The lure of traveling
with a circus probably cost the life
of Fred A. Pressley, 18, who died ier
a local hospital after being _ poshed
from a car of the circus train and was
run over. Hoyt Times, Greenville, S.
C., sustained minor injuries in a
PROHI AGENTS GET 103
Wilson—Federal prohibition agents
have concluded a two-day campaign
against liquor law violators in Wilson,
Nash, Edgecombe, Wayne, Craven
and Lenoir counties and arrested 39
persons. During the past 10 days 103
persons were arrested, two cars were
confiscated and about 360 gallons of
TO GIVE BIG. WELCOME
Charlotte—A dozen or more towns
in North Carolina are planning to
hold big receptions for Henry L.
Stevens, Jr., of Warsaw, who was
last week elected national commander
of American legion forces. The offi
cial welcome for Mr. Stevens will be
held in Charlotte on Oct. 9. Mr.
Stevens, who is 3 5 years old, is the
youngest man ever to hold the place
SEEK ALLEGED MANIC
Marion—Armed and specially dep
utized men sought and captured
David Cline, alleged mad man who
is said to have tried to kill Sheriff
Adkins and Deputy George Duncan
with a shotgun when they tried to
arrest him. The sheriff rushed the
man after Duncan had been shot and
he, too was badly injured about the
abdomen, feet and legs. The manic
then fled and was later captured.
GRAHAM TO ANNOUNCE
Raleigh—Former Speaker A. FI.
(Sandy) Graham, of Hillsboro, says
he will announce his candidacy soon
for the lieutenant governorship of
FLAYS S. C. LAWMAKERS
Charlotte—Cole L. Blease, form
er governor and colorful South Caro
lina political leader, flayed the legis
lature of his home state for passing
a "no cotton in 1932” law.
ALLIGATOR TRADE PLAN
Greensboro—The city purchasing
agent has a letter from the Norfolk,
Va., purchasing agent in which he of
fers to trade half a dozen alligators
to the Gate City. The Norfolk mar
was under the impression that Greens
boro would like the alligators to add
to the zoo collection in one of th<
parks, but Greensboro has no zoo.
CHARGED BY STATE
IN EACH WARRANT
Cases Are Scheduled For
Trial In The Rowan
County Court On The
Morning Of Oct. 8 th.
VEHICLE AND ITS
LOAD TO 10 TONS
Driver And Owners Are
Arrested; Operate Out
Of Monroe; Truck Was
Carrying Load Of Lard.
The county court will on Thurs
day, October 8, try three defendants
on charges of operating trucks on the
highways of the state with excess ton
The three defendants, all from
Monroe, N. C., are as follows:
John Helms, driver.
R. H. Helms, owner.
C. A. Helms, owner.
The 1931 law allows only ten tons.
The warrants allege the truck, owned
and operated by defendants, was haul
ing a load of lard on the highways in
this county on September 21, the ve
hicle and load weighing 32,037, or
slightly more than 16 tons.
The arrest was made by G. W.
High, state highway patrolman sta
tioned in this county. The -warrants
i nc irutR, a uouge irutK iracTOr
with a semi-trailer, weighed 8,485
pounds. The load totaled 23,5 52. The
combined weight amounted to 32,037,
the state contends.
The truck operates out of Monroe,
N% C., but at the time it was halted
by Officer High it was carrying a
shipment of lard for Swift & Com
pany through Rowan county from
Charlotte to Danville,
The indictment, drawn by Solicitor
J. A. Dunn, is based on the following
statute passed by the 1931 legislature:
"No vehicle shall be operated on
any state highway with a combined
weight of both vehicle and load ex
ceeding ten tons. No vehicle shall be
operated on any public highway the
weight of which resting on the sur
face of such highways exceeds six
hundred pounds upon any inch of the
tire, roller, or other support.”
This is the first case of this nature
to come before Judge Gooch and is
considered a test case.
The question of whether the stat
utory provision—"both vehicle and
load”—includes truck and trailer will
probably be raised by the defense and
the conviction or acquittal of the de
fendants will most likely hinge on this
Considerable interest has been man
ifested in these cases. Attorney Gen
eral Brummitt has been asked for an
interpretation of the statute by truck
companies. It is also reported that of
ficials of truck companies in Union
and Mecklenburg counties will test
the legality of the statute.
TRACE OF BANKER SOUGHT
Ahoskie—Relatives and friends of
James I. Crawford, missing banker,
are making a widespread search for
possible information that might lead
to some trace of him. He disappear
ed on August 10 after appearing in a
trial at Brevard.
YOUTH LOSES LIFE
Marion—Alvin Parker, 10, became
frightened when his companions rock
ed a small boat in which they were
riding on a lake near here. He leaped
into the water and drowned before he
could swim ashore.
VIOLA GENTRY QUITS
Reidsville—Viola Gentry, who suf
! fered a crack-up three years ago when
she and a companion, Jack Ashcraft,
attempted an endurance record, says
she is through with flying. Ashcraft
was killed in the crack-up. Miss Gent
ry remained in hospitals for several