LIBRARY The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina cm™C0LLE3E The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of o411 The Tletvs” Founded 1832~99th Year SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 22, 1931 Vol. 26, No. 34 Price 2 Cents Stewart Slayers Will Die Friday ~r^Tr^-T'~-^::'~ • • •• -- ■ -— - =i —f— rWO NEGROES TO PAY FOR CRIME WITH OWN LIVES -5 ]. W. Ballard And Bernice Mathiews, Confessed Murderers, On Death Row In State Prison. -5 MO EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY WILL B E REQUESTED -5 appeal Withdrawn When Negroes Confess Guilt To Officers While En route To Raleigh. -S The lives of J. W. Ballard and Ber lice Mathiews, youthful negro slay :rs of Frank Stewart, filling station >perator, near Franklin, Rowan coun ;y, will be snuffed out by the state, "riday, October 23. Nothing but a reprieve or continu ation by Governor Gardner will de ay the execution. while en route to Kaleigh, tollow ng the trial at the September term of Iowan county Superior court, the ;wo negroes confessed their guilt. The ippeals, which were taken when ver licts of conviction were rendered, vere withdrawn by counsel for the defendants, appointed by the court. According to the state’s evidence, Ballard and Mathiews, on the after noon. of September 7, entered the fill ing station of Frank. Stewart on tV«= — -s Franklin toad arid ordered certain merchandise. While Stewart was in , the act of taking the merchandise from the shelves of the filling station, one of the negroes drew a gun and killed Mr. Stewart. After fatally wounding him, the negroes robbed him of $18 in cash and fled. They were later apprehended and convicted. Both Ballard and Mathiews con fessed their guilt the night after their conviction while being taken to Ral eigh by local officers. Executive clem ency has not been asked for either slayer. Several citizens of the county have requested permits to witness the ex ecution. They expect to go to Raleigh :oday. Reports from Raleigh indicate the ;wo slayers are resigned to their fates. Both of the slayers are around 20 years of age. Ballard is from Salis bury while Mathiews says he is from rhomason, Ga. It has been several years since any one from Rowan county has been ex :cuted for a similar capital crime. -3 Ortho Poole Fined $300 In Fed. Court -5 Ortho Poole, former substitute mail tarrier, indicted in federal court on i charge of rifling the mails, was fin id $300.00 and required to pay to the :lerk of court the sum of $483.24, the amount alleged to have been stolen, late Wednesday afternoon by Judge Johnson J. Hayes. Poole was also plac id on probation for a period of three years. The money to be paid to the clerk af court will be distributed to persons svhose funds were taken from the mails by Poole. ---f CHILD KILLED BY PEANUT Albemarle. — A peanut particle lodged in the lung of Kenneth Mor gan, 18-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cranford Morgan, of Big Lick, and caused the child’s death a few hours later. Physicians in a local hos pital were unable to remove the par ticle. -5 BURNS PROVE FATAL Goldsboro.—Leslie Hood, 32, died in a hospital in Goldsboro from burns received when a can of blazing gaso line was spilled over his head and body at the Neuse Grist mill in Goldsboro. Johnny Branch May Be Reinstated m I--- -- 11 - - '■ ' ' ' ." — ALUMNI BRING PRESSURE ON COACH COLLINS —-5 Salisbury Boy, Outstand ing Quarterback In South, May Again Don Carolina Uniform. -5 DISMISSED LAST WEEK FOR BREACH OF TRAINING RULES -5 Alumni From All Over State Petition Coach Collins To Give Johnny Another Chance. -5 Johnny Branch, wonder pigskin artist at Carolina for the past two years but who was dismissed from the squad last week for a breach of the training rules, may be reinstated, ac cording to reports emanating from Chapel Hill Wednesday. Alumni from all over the state are petitioning Coach Collins to give the Salisbury boy another chance. The decisive defeat suffered by Carolina last Saturday at the hands of the powerful Georgia eleven has re sulted in a definite move for Branch’s reinstatement. nessee game. Meantime, Branch has been working out with the freshmen each day; ap parently, in the hope of being given another opportunity. Branch was dismissed from the squad following the game with the Florida ’Gators several weeks ago. During the past two scholastic years, Branch has played quarterback for Carolina. Without question he is considered one of the outstanding quarterbacks in the south. In practi cally every game in which he has par ticipated, the midget giant has starred. Salisbury is Johnny’s home and thousands of local admirers, together with legion friends over the state, are supporting the movement to have him reinstated. This is Johnny’s last year at Caro lina. He played on the freshman team. He also handled the quarterback po sition for Carolina during his sopho more and junior years. -5 DEATH CLAIMS GEORGE EAGLE -5 George C. Eagle, for 36 years a member of the Salisbury police force, died Wednesday morning in the bal isbury hospital following an illness of several weeks. Death resulted from heart trouble which followed an attack of influenza. Funeral services had not been ar ranged late Wednesday, pending the arrival of an only son from New Or leans. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. An nie Eagle, one son, Earl Eagle, who is with a railroad company in New Orleans, and one daughter, Mrs. J. Adam Hall, who with her husband, reside at the Eagle home. Two nieces, Misses Lottie and Jennie Eagle, of Norfolk, Va., formerly of this city, also survive. -5 NEGRO BOY KILLED Wilmington.—The mule he was riding becoming stubborn while stand ing in the middle of the Atlantic Coast Line railroad tracks at Willard, James Owen Jacobs, 10, negro, was instantly killed when the animal and boy were struck by an Atlantic Coast Line freight train. Witnesses said that the mule refused to be guided by the youth who worker frantically to ride him off the tracks in the face of the approaching train. Goc ) Morning *■ —— ■ in——^■« It’s fine to say "good-morning” It’s great to say "Hello”; To shake the hand of my fellow man, Is the grandest thing I know. A DIME A DAY Interest at End of 5 per cent 1st year.$ 36.50 $ 2nd year.. 74.82 1.82 3rd year___ 115.06 3.74 4th year... 157.31 5.75 5th year. 201.67 7.86 6th year___ 248.25 10.08 7th year__ 297.16 12.41 8th year......... 348.51 14.85 9th year...... 402.43 17.42 10th year.... 459.05 20.12 11th year..... 5 18.50 22.95 12th year...!. 580.92 25.92 13th year-- 646.46 29.04 14th year_ 715.28 32.32 15th year__ 787.54 35.76 16th year. 863.42 39.38 17th year__ 943.09 43.17 18th year. 1,026.74 47.15 19th year. 1,1 14.58 5 1.34 20th year.... 1,206,81 5 5.73' 21st year.. 1,305.65 60.34 THAT’S DIFFERENT "An armless dress I like,” Confessed Miss Sadie Karms, "But I ne’er would date with A boy who had no arms!” LITTLE SLIP OF MEMORY Judge (scarnly) have lights’that way?'* Youth—Well, your Honor, you iee red on a girl’s lips never means stop and I forget now and then that it does at the street crossing. LIARS ET AL The Davie Record says: "There are ordinary liars, extraordinary liars and common everyday liars, and there are a few liars who can’t be classified.” Well, brother, our guess is the one that can’t be classified could easily be called a newspaper editor who wilfully misrepresents things. LONGING Today I saw a flock of birds Flying, flying southward— And I longed with all my being To be free To follow . . . on. And yesterday I heard a gypsy song I closed my eyes And seemed to hear their laughter, And see their dancing feet. I longed so much To follow gypsy ways; But I dared not! For I am held by bonds Stronger than life; By prejudice and fears— And doubts and lov’d ones’ tears. I am imprisoned here! ... So I seem calm to all, And hide this wild desire To be free ... to follow on. HO, HUM! Blinks—A woman never knows hei own mind. Jinks—No, that’s why department stores have to have exchange desks and the country divorce courts. SHE WILL You can interest a modern young woman in new ways to fix her half grown hair, but she’d yawn in youi face if you tried to tell her about new ways to fix potatoes.—Cincinnati En quirer. Amusing juxtaposition of film title; seen in front of a local movie theatre; I<over Come Back The Devil to Pay. Accidentally cynical arrangement of two more observed by a corres pondent: I take This Woman Hell Bound. —News-Topic, The development of certain passion; demands the elimination of others. PLANS LAUNCHED TO RELIEVE NEEDY IN CITY THIS WINTER; MAYOR HEDRICK CALLS MEETING -3 Plans to relieve the unemployment situation in Salisbury and to provide the necessities of life for the destitute this winter, were mapped out at a meeting held in the courthouse Mon day night with several hundred citi zens and civic leaders in attendance. The meeting was called by and pre sided over by Mayor B. V. Hedrick. Mayor Hedrick outlined a tenta tive plan suggested by the city coun cil, which, in brief, follows: 1. Registration of all needy per sons. 2. Obtain full history of all ap plicants for assistance. 3. Widening of a number of streets in Salisbury to provide work for the unemployed, payment to be made in script, purchases to be made at des ignated headquarters. 4. Organization by women of sewing circles to make and distribute clothes among needy. 5. Request local firms and indus tries to add others to payroll. 6. Provide work for those seeking employment. 7. Group church women and as sign circles to attend to children need ing food and clothes. 8. The movement to be financed by contributions of those regularly employed ranging fa>m 4 to 8 per The nutter wcussed by the following: E. J. Coltrane, superintendent of the Salisbury schools; R. J. Everest, president of the chamber of com merce; Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Dutera, Chief W. A. Brown of the fire de partment, P. S. Carlton, City Coun cilman Max L. Barker, Secretary R. E. L. Niel of the chamber of com merce, former Mayor J. L. Fisher, Mrs. Edwin C. Gregory, Mrs. ]}• V. Hedrick, and S. T. Cornelison, secre tary of the Central Labor Union. The following committees were appointed to draft plans to aid the unemployed and needy: General chairman—Marvin Snider. Registration committee—Max L. Barker, chairman; Charles L. Burkett, A. P. Hartline. Purchasing agent—R. Lee Mahaley. Finance committee—Frank Link, chairman; Sam Carter, Donald Clem ent. Unemployment committee—R. J. Everest, chairman; C. W. Isenhour, J. W. Rideoutte, Lewis Miller. Publicity committee—J. F. Hurley, Sr., chairman; Frank Irvin, E. W. G. Huffman. -5 CHILD IS LOCATED Asheville.—Marie Louise Bell, 14, daughter of John H. Bell, of Biltmore Forest, has been located by her father in Newark, N. J., where she is with her mother, estranged from her fath er. The girl left Alexander school near Rutherfordton, travelled to Charlotte by automobile and went to Newark No word of three other girls at the by train, the father said he learned. No word of three other girls at the school who disappeared has been re ceived here. -« DR HENDERSON COMPLETES NEW VOLUME ON THE LIFE OF SHAW Chapel Hill.—Dr. Archibald Hen derson left for New York to turn over to his publishers the manuscript of his latest biography of George Ber nard Shaw, to be published soon. Dr. Henderson has been at work on the volume since 1911. It covers the entire life of the noted Irishman. This *=> first* biography Dr. Hender son has done of Shaw but is consider ed the most complete. -5 FATALLY BURNED Winston-Salem.—Burns suffered by Velma Catherine Floyd, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Floyd, while playing with matches in the home, resulted in her death in a hospital here. The child and a smaller sister were at home alone, the mother having gone to a nearby grocery store. Mrs. Floyd was attracted by the screams of the child and upon entering the house she discovered the little girl’s clothing wrapped in flames. Before the fire coul dbe extinguished Velma Cather ine was fatally burned. -5 Habitual fear and distrust are ab surd. A very small fraction of what we have feared ever happens, and we brought it unto ourselves by our fears. Who’s Who In Rowan OFFICERS OF VARIOUS LOCAL UNIONS Piedmont Lodge No. 136 Interna tional Association of Machinists President, H. J. Kester. Vice President, J. H. Benton. Recording Secretary, J. W. Ride outte. Financial Secretary, G. G. Myers. Conductor, H. W. Peterson. Sentinel, C. T. Tichenor. Trustees I. J. McAdams. J. C. Lipe. H. C. Lentz. Shop Committee F. T. Cornelius, Chairman. H. G. Fisher. J. S. Pipkin. J. K. Loflin. J. L. Fisher. D. B. Miller. Spencer Lodge No. 205 Brother hood of Railway Carmen of America D. C. Carter, President. H. F. Grubb, Vice President. J. W. Marshall, Recording Secre tary. G. E. Carter, Financial Secretary. D. M. Phillips, Treasurer. J. L. Bogle, Inside Sentinel. J. C. Lemly, Warden. R. G. Stewart, Chaplain. Board of Trustees J. W. Lawson. R. E. Edmundson. J. A. B. Costner. Local Protective Board D. J. Butler, Chairman. F. C. Scatterwhite. C. H. Bringle. Local Union No. 312 Interna tional Brotherhood of Elec trical Workers F. E. Garrett, President. M. M. Mask, Vice President. A. T. Sweet, Financial Secretary. L. H. Tulian, Recording Secretary. C. A. Fink, Treasurer. Shop Committee M. M. Mask, Chairman. C. A. Fink. F. E. Garrett. Local Union No. 857 Interna tional Association of Machin ist Helpers J. P. Thompson, President. L. A. Albrooks, Vice President. R. N. Clark, Recording Secretary. P. L. Wyatt, Financial Secretary. J. H. Fisher, Treasurer. I. A. File, Inside Sentinel. Trustees T. R. Guthrie. R. S. Wood. F. L. Brown. Auditing Committee T. E. Rice. D. F. Shuping. Shop Committee G. L. Seamon, Chairman. Leroy Sells. t NORTH CAROLINA NEWS IN BRIEF PACKHOUSE BURNED Henderson. — Another packhouse fire with heavy damage occurred here when flames destroyed a quantity of ■ tobacco belonging to Henry Steed, several miles east of the city. It was '■svimated that fiom 15 to 20 barns of tobacco was stored in the pack house, valued at around $1,500 to $2, 000. Mr. Steed carried insurance, and is believed to have been covered. CANNON ON BOARD Concord.—Charles A. Cannon, of Concord, N. C., president of the Can non Mills, Inc., was elected a direc tor of the New York Life Insurance company at the monthly meeting of the board of directors. Mr. Cannon’s 1 election fills the vacancy created by < the death of Richard L Manning former governor of South Carolina. NEGRO SUES FOR DAMAGES High Point.—Lee Flake, negro, who was accused by officers of threatening to defend his little home on East 1 Washington street with a gun against foreclosure, started a suit in High Point municipal court against the High Point Perpetual Building and Loan association and others to set aside the foreclosure proceedings and says that he will sleep on the doorsteps of his "own house,” the door being locked against him, pending the setde ment of the suit. BANKERS FREED New Bern.—By directed verdict of the court, William W. Griffin, E. H. Meadows and E. C. Rea, officials or directors of the former National Bank of New Bern, were in federal court acquitted of a charge of violating na tional banking laws. Two other cas es involving former national bank of ficials here were continued until the next term of court. MAN FOUND DEAD North Wilkesboro.—Ernest Reece, 27, of Boomer, was found dead beside a road some distance from his home and Claud Russell, Ward Hester and Charles Gross were arrested as mate rial witnesses pending completion of an investigation. The trio said they had found Reece in a drunken stupor, and had left him beside the road, returning to find him dead. Dr. H. B. Smith eramined Reece’s body and expressed the belief he had died from natural causes superinduced by liquor. HOTEL MANAGER SENTENCED Charlotte.—A. W. Hartley, manag er of the Mecklenburg hotel here, was convicted on two counts charging vi olation of the prohibition laws and District Attorney Charles A. Jonas took under consideration a move to have the hotel padlocked. Judge E. Yates Webb sentenced Hartley to 10 months in prison after a federal jury had convicted him of maintaining a nuisance and possessing materials for the manufacture of intoxicating li quors. A fine of $500 was suspended. Hartley appealed and gave bond of $5,000. POLICE APPREHEND YOUTHS Fayetteville.—Scaling the wall of an adjoining building, two white youths, one of them a one-legged boy, entered a skylight in the McFayden Music house and were caught by police as they sought to escape with a portable typewriter case filled with jewelry be longing to P. O. Hoffner, who has a jewelry shop in the music comDany’s building. Both are in jail awaiting trial. The boys gave their names as Edwin Waddell and Zach Smith. TAKES OWN LIFE Asheville.—W. T. Clayton, 5 3, ho tel manager and father-in-law of Sher iff Lawrence E. Brown, shot himself in the kitchen of his hotel in the heart of the city. He died immediately.

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