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Founded 1832~99th Year _ SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 8, 1931 Vol. 26, No. 32 Price 2 Cents
Cards Defeat Athletics. 5 To 1
Fifth Contest Of World
Series Copped By Inspir
ed Cardinals, Giving
Them One Game Lead
Over Athletics.
Wild Bill Hallahan Al
lows Philadelphia Nine
Hits But Is Invincible In
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Oct. 7.—
The St. Louis Cardinals, lead by the
brilliant Pepper Martin, centerfielder,
defeated the Philadelphia Athletics ,y
day 5 to 1 in the fifth game of the
world series, giving them a one-game
lead over their rivals.
Both teams and thousands of sup
porters left tonight for St. Louis
where play will be resumed again Fri
The Cardinals have won three
games while the Athletics have col
lected only two. The team taking the
first four games wins the series.
Martin hit a home run in the sixth
Frisch ahead of him.
Cardinals AB R H PO A E
Adams, 3 b_ 10 10 0 0
xHigh, 3b _ 4 1 0 2 3 0
Watkins, rf _ 3 1 0 3 0 0
Frisch, 2b _ 4 12 6 10
Martin, cf _ 4 1 3 0 0 0
Hafey, If _ 4 0 110 0
Bottomley, lb—.4 1 2 7 1 0
Wilson, c_ 4 0 2 7 0 0
Gelbert, ss _ 4 0 112 0
Hallahan, p _ 4 0 0 0 0 0
Totals _36 5 12 27 7 0
xRan for Adams in 1st.
Athletics AB R H PO A E
Bishop, 2b _ 2 0 0 3 2 0
McNair, 2b _ 2 0 0 1 1 0
Haas, cf _ 2 0 0 2 0 0
Moore, If _ 2 0 110 0
Cochrane, c_ 4 0 1 3 2 0
Simmons, If _ 4 13 3 0 0
Foxx, lb _ 3 0 2 8 1 0
Miller, rf _ 4 0 0 2 0 0
Dvkes, 3 b . 4 0 10 10
Williams, ss _ 4 0 1 2 3 0
Hoyt, p _ 2 0 0 0 0 0
Walberg, p _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
zHeving _ 1 0 0 0 0 0
Rommel, p _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
zzBoley .. 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals_33 1 9 27 12 0
zBatted for Walberg in 8th.
zzBatted for Rommel in 9th.
Score by innings:
Cardinals .100 002 Oil—S
Athletics ..000 000 100—1
Summary: Runs batted in: Martin
4, Miller 1, Gelbert 1. Two base hits:
Simmons, Frisch. Home run: Martin.
Stolen base: Watkins. Base on balls:
off Hallahan 1; off Walberg 1.
Struck out: by Hallahan 4; by Hoyt
1; by Walberg 2. Double plays: Gel
bert to Bottomley to Wilson; Bishop
to Foxx. Left on bases: Cardinals J;
Athletics 9. Hits apportioned: off
Hoyt, 7 in 6 innings; off Walberg, 2
in 2 innings; off Rommel, 3 in 1 in
inning. Earned runs: Cardinals 5;
Athletics 1. Losing pitcher: Hoyt.
Time of game: 2 hours.
Fayetteville—North Carolina is
sitting pretty for the return of
prosperity, E. B. Jeffress, chairman
of the state highway commission, said
in an address here. The fine natural
advantages of North Carolina plus
its unified system of state highways,
all under one management, gives the
state a wonderful opportunity to go
forward when prosperity comes back.
Rowan Officers Spurn Undercover Methods
Sheriff Miller And Chief
Rankin Do Not Employ
Special Officers For
Catching Criminals.
County And City Offi
cers Are Considered
Among The Best In The
Entire State; Compli
mented By Judges.
Salisbury and Rowan county offi
cers do not use undercover methods
in making arrests of law violators.
This fact was never more in evi
dence than at the last term of the Su
perior court. Although the September
term of the Superior court here had
one of the heaviest dockets in its his
tory, there was no evidence presented
in any case that had been obtained
via the "undercover route.”
It is true the officers accept tips 1
^ spiicf ,
resort to undercover methyls.
Such evidence is admissible in court
but local officers and their superiors
prefer making arrests that are based
solely on evidence directly obtained
by them in the normal manner.
In certain sections of the country,
many criminals are brought to justice
by undercover methods. This is partic
ularly true in liquor cases. Often, of
ficers, in order to secure sufficient in
formation on which to base an indict
ment and obtain a conviction, will
purchase whisky from bootleggers.
Taking the stand, the defendants are
convicted with the agent’s testimony
of purchase.
Convictions on charges other than
the violation of the prohibition law
are also obtained in this maner.
Local officers prefer to take out
search warrants and apprehend defend
ants while they have liquor in their
possession or to vigorously pursue rum
runners on the highways.
Greensboro—One of* Guilford
county’s most horrible crimes oc
curred September 30 when a middle
aged negro killed Vera Leonard, 9,
placed her body in the home of her
parents and set fire to the building.
Asbury Respus, alias Will Moore, con
fessed to the crime. The little girl
had been left alone at her home to
await a school bus. A mob formed
and marched on the court house Wed
nesday night, but the negro had been
removed to state prison.
Sanford.—Thieves attempted to
open the safe in the office of the local
branch of the Standard Oil company
located on highway No. 60 just out
side of the city limits. They were not
successful and secured nothing for
their trouble.
Wadesboro.—Clyde Brewer, killed
by revenue officers in Florence county,
South Carolina, was a son of Sandy
Brewer, well known citizen of Burns
ville township, (Anson county and
bore an excellent reputation in his
home section. He had been living in
South Carolina two or three years.
Elizabeth City—The prosperity of
using undercover agents to obtain
evidence against law violators was up
held by Judge Isaac M. Meekins :r
his charge to the grand jury of th<
United States court. He said they hac
been used from the earliest days of
the prohibition law.
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When a bit of sunshine hits ye,
After passing of a cloud;
When a fit of laughter gits ye,
And ye’s spine is feelin’ proud,
Don’t forget to up and fling it
At a soul that’s feelin’ blue,
For the minit that ye sling it,
It’s a boomerang to you.
—Capt. Jack Crawford.
A motorist rattled into a New York
garage in a very old, cheap car, and
inquired what the rates were.
"I’ll have to ask you a five spot,”
said the garage owner. "In advance,”
he added.
"My gosh!” exclaimed the motor
ist. "A five spot, in advance! But I’ll
come for the car in the morning.”
"Ah,” said the garage man, "that’s
just it. Will you come?”—Boston
T ranscrtpt.
When Adam in bliss
Asked Eve for a kiss,
She puckered her lips with a coo.
With looks quite ecstatic,
She answered emphatic,
"I don’t care A-Dam if I do.”
■»TIiMUMiji. Till Mmtffl-ni-iTSMriraifniWmilii
To let it alone?—well—
Maybe you could—But I doubt it.
The bridegroom was in a poetic
frenzy as he strolled along the sea
shore. "Roll on, thou deep and dark
blue ocean, roll,” he recited to his
"Oh, Gerald,” she exclaimed, "how
wonderful you are. It’s doing it.”—
A highbrow is anybody who enjoys
a story better if it ends wrong.—Los
Angeles Times.
What the wheat surplus calls for
is a million more young brides to burn
up one slice of toast in three.—Rich
mond Times Dispatch.
Among the little disappointments
of life is putting something away for
a rainy day and then saving to use it
for sun-stroke.—Ohio State Journal.
When my luck seems all out
And I’m down at the mouth,
When I’m stuck in the North,
And I want to go South;
When the world seems a blank
And there’s no one I love,
And it seems even God’s
\T . * T. T_ .1_
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I’ve a cure for my grouch
And it works like a shot—
I just think of the things that. I’m
glad I am not:
A bird in a cage,
A fish in a bowl,
A pig in a pen,
A fox in a hole,
A bear in a pit,
A wolf in a trap,
A fowl on a spit,
A rug on a lap,
A horse in a stable,
A cow in a shed,
A plate on a table,
The sheet on a bed,
The case on a pillow,
A bell on a door,
A branch on a willow,
A mat on the floor.
When I think of the hundreds oi
things I might be,
I get down on my knees and than!
God that I’m me.
Then my blues disappear, when
think what I’ve got,
And quite soon I’ve forgotten the
things I have not.
—By Elsie Janis in "Cosmopolitan
The Watchman will publish a spe
cial Rowan County Fair edition next
Thursday morning, October 15th.
The third annual fair, to be held
during the week of Oct. 19-24, prom
ises to excel any previous undertak
ing of this nature in Rowan county,
and will be staged at the Fair grounds,
situated several miles out from Salis
bury on the Salisbury-China Grove
W. F. McCanless, owner and man
ager, has made elaborate arrange
ments to make this the "biggest and
best” fair in the history of the coun
Daily entertainments by the out
standing shows in the country have
been scheduled. There will also be
numerous side attractions continuous
ly in operation. Each afternoon there
will be horse and automobile races.
Agricultural exhibits of livestock,
poultry, hogs, produce, and other
products of the farm will be placed
on display in competition for the large
and varied assortment of prizes and
Each night a dazzling display of
fireworks will be put on, together
with innumerable other attractions
and amusements.
nunureas ox entrants nave Deen
cessful in
The Watchman, in line with its
policy of emphasizing home products
and the development and growth of
the community in which it is pub
lished, will publish a "booster ;dition”
next week, Oct. 15 th.
On Thursday, October 22, The
Watchman will also publish a Final
Fair Edition, reciting in detail the
progress and activities of the fair.
no tax in McDonald
Lumberton—The town of Mc
Donald, located in Robeson county,
has neither levied nor collected any
town tax in two years. The population
of the place is 141.
Greensboro—Federal Judge John
son J. Hayes adjudged Sheriff Bruce
McMillan and Jailer J. L. Roupe of
Alleghany county in contempt of
court for having "utterly disregarded”
the court’s orders relative to prisoners
and fined them $100 and $300 respec
tively. They are alleged to have per
mitted federal prisoners committed to
their care to visit their homes and
other liberties.
Needlework Guild
Seeking 1,500 New
Garments For Needy
The county-wide campaign for 1,
500 new garments which the local
Needlework Guild of America is stag
ing to distribute to the needy during
the winter will culminate in a tea on
October 16 at 4 o’clock at the home
of the president, Mrs. Walter Wood
son, Sr. At this time the collected
garments automatically makes a per
son a member of the Guild.
Those co-operating to make the
campaign a success are: the aid, and
missionary societies of all the church
es in the city and county, the Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary, the Rowan
Home Improvement Association and
various individuals acting as directors
by securing 22 garments, or 11 mem
An invitation is given to every per
son in the county to associate them
selves with this organization by do
nating the required two new gar
Officers of the local branch are
Mrs. Walter Woodson, president, Mrs.
J. M. L. Lyerly, vice president, Mrs.
F. F. Smith,^^^^^^^^^treasurer,
rison, publicity chairman.
Raleigh.—Dr. A. T. Alien, state
superintendent of public instruction,
has received a grain of rice with 124
letters inscribed on it as a gift from
a musem at Delhi, India. The inscrip
tion which can be read only with a
magnifying glass, said: "May God
grant a long, happy and prosperous
life to Arch Turner Allen, Esquire,
Ph. B., D. C. L., LL D., state sup
erintendent of public instruction,
Raleigh, N. C.”
Burlington.—For the first time in
many years a case of infantile paralysis
is a matter of record here, having
been reported by Dr. W. H. Braddy.
The patient is a four-month-old in
fant of the Burlington mills section.
Positive that it is a true dase of
the disease, Drs. Braddy and Donald
E. Robinson performed a transfusion
last night in the hope of giving
relief. While there should be no alarm
of general epidemic, according to
physicians, a very strict quarantine
sty>uld be observed.
Who’s Who In Rowan
H. P. Brandis, President.
T. W. Summersett, Vice-Prcs.
W. O. Ryburn, District Trustee.
J. F. Link, Secretary.
H. P. Brandis.
J. L. Cantwell.
T. W. Summersett.
H. E. Eagan.
W. O. Ryburn.
J. L. Fisher.
Herman Kenerly.
J. F. Link.
C. W. Armstrong.
P. N. Peacock.
L. S. Bradshaw.
Marshall Woodson.
H. M. Armistead.
C. W. Armstrong.
L. S. Bradshaw.
H. P. Brandis.
C. A. Brown.
T. B. Brown.
W. A. Brown.
Douglas Bryant.
Frank P. Buck.
J. L. Cantwell.
T. M. Casey.
E. J. Coltrane.
’ H. E. Eagan.
J. L. Fisher.
E. L. Foil.
W. C. Garrett.
J. C. Hadley.
S. W. Harry.
Carl W. Hall.
S. G. Hasty.
R. G. Hunt.
J. F. Hurley, Jr.
C. W. Isenhour.
A. F. Jones.
Herman Kenerly.
J. O. Lee.
J. F. Link.
H. W. Lowrance.
W. C. Maupin.
C. A. Mayfield.
J. R. Maynard.
C. S. Munro.
Frank McCutchan.
J. W. Payne.
P. N. Peacock.
W. O. Ryburn.
W. M. Snider.
T„ A. Snyder.
F. B. Spencer.
J. O. Sparks.
T. M. Stanback.
M. L. Stirewalt.
H. B. Warner.
C. H. Wentz.
Milton Whitener.
Marshall Woodson.
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The price for North Carolina
automobile licens plates has been cut
to one-fourth the annual price. This
cut applies, of course, to cars that
have not previolsly been operated in
this state. Applicants may obtain
license on presentation of title or
white registration card.
Hickory.—Fire originating from an
over-heated motor in the stock room
of the Hickory Hosiery mill did con
siderable damage here. The amount of
loss was not estimated as the manager,
E. W. Walton, was out of the city.
No one was in the mill when the fire
was discovered. The damage was con
fined to the stock.
Wadesboro.—Julius Cole, five-year
old son of Walter Cole, who lives four
miles north of town on highway No.
80, was killed when he ran into a car
driven by Whitfield Simmons, of
Polkton. The Simmons car was meet
ing a wagon and as they passed each
other the little boy ran from behind
the wagon and hit the left rear fender.
Danbury.—E. A. Covington, 5 5,
on Covington’s farm. The fatal shoot
ing, which occurred at the home of
Pruitt, was the result of an argument
over a tobacco sales ticket. Pruitt
sold some tobacco for Covington and
refused to show the sales ticket to the
latter, it was said.
Greenville—R. L. Nicholas, prosper
ous 70-year old farmer, was riding
alons» the road in his buggy when
suddenly attacked by three men who
knocked him from his vehicle. The
trio failed to find a small amount of
money which Nicholas had in his hip
pocket and they then drove awav in
his buggy, which was found the next
day several miles away.
Gastonia.—Charles A. Hines, of
Greensboro, was elected gover
nor of the Carolinas district, Civitan
Intersational, at its convention here.
Lieutenant governors elected were
F. E. Lyke, of Asheville; E. L.
Foulkes, Raleigh; Grady Southern,
Greenville, S. C.; and Claude Hurst,
Wadesboro.—J. R. Pennington, of
Gastonia, died here after falling from
a standpipe at the Wade Manufacture
ing company here. He fell about 50
feet. He was painting the standpipe,
and in some way the rope holding him
up came untied and he fell.
High Point.—Lonnie Ballard, 32
year-old negro who lived on Loflin
street was shot and almost instantly
killed by another negro, said to have
been Henry Walker, whom police are
hunting. The shooting took place on
the porch of Hedrick flats and was the
aftermath of an argument of a week
ago. Both negroes are understood to
have had guns at the time the fatal
shot was fired.
Charlotte.—Freddie Lund, of this
city, nationally known stunt flier,
who for many years earned his living
in "dare-devil” twists and turns in
the air, was killed in Lexington, Ky.,
in straight flight. The 3 9-year-old
pilot was killed when his parachute
opened too late after his plane’s tail
had been clipped off 200 feet from
the ground by a ship piloted by Scotty
Burmood, of Moline, 111. Lund "bailed
out” but there was not enough alti
tude for the proper operation of his
parachute. Burmood landed his craft
and was not hurt.

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