The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina m The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Cannes a Summary of ^All The Tews” Founded 1832~99th Year _ SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 8, 1931 Vol. 26, No. 32 Price 2 Cents Cards Defeat Athletics. 5 To 1 ST. LOUIS IS LED TO BRILLIANT WIN BY PEPPER MARTIN Fifth Contest Of World Series Copped By Inspir ed Cardinals, Giving Them One Game Lead Over Athletics. SCENE SHIFTS TO ST. LOUIS AGAIN FOR FINAL PLAY Wild Bill Hallahan Al lows Philadelphia Nine Hits But Is Invincible In Pinches. 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 day. 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: R 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. RETURN OF PROSPERITY 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 CITY AND COUNTY FORCES USE ONLY D1 JT EVIDENCE Sheriff Miller And Chief Rankin Do Not Employ Special Officers For Catching Criminals. TIPS ARE OFTEN RUN DOWN AND ARRESTS MADE 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. CHILD MURDERED, BURNED 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. ROBBERY ATTEMPTED 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. KILLED BY OFFICER 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. UNDERCOVER MEN UPHELD 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. Good Morning - - * THE BOOMERANG 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. RISKY 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. KISSOLOGY 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. ITS MASTER’S VOICE 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 bride. "Oh, Gerald,” she exclaimed, "how wonderful you are. It’s doing it.”— Exchange. DEFINED A highbrow is anybody who enjoys a story better if it ends wrong.—Los Angeles Times. MERELY A DOMESTIC MATTER 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. THESE TORRID DAYS 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. COMPENSATION 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_ 111 llVdlV.ll dl/VMV, 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 SPECIAL ROWAN FAIR EDITION WILL BE PUBLISHED BY THE CAROLINA WATCHMAN OCT. 15TH 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 highway. 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 ty 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 ribbons. 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. SHERIFF AND JAILOR FINED 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 bers. 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 ments. 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. RICE IS INSCRIBED 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.” CASE INFANTILE PARALYSIS 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 SALISBURY KIWANIS CLUB OFFICERS H. P. Brandis, President. T. W. Summersett, Vice-Prcs. W. O. Ryburn, District Trustee. J. F. Link, Secretary. DIRECTORS 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. MEMBERS 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. ' 1 M NORTH CAROLINA NEWS IN BRIEF PRICE DROPS 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. MILL IS DAMAGED 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. BOY FATALLY HURT 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. TENANT SLAYS LANDLORD 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. FARMER SLUGGED 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. HEADS CIVITANS 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, Charlotte. MAN DIES IN FALL 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. NEGRO KILLED 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. STUNT FLIER KILLED 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.