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METES OUT MANY
East Spencer Registrar
Charged With Showing
Race Preference; Poole
Pleads Guilty To Rifling
The case of S. R. Secrest, East
Spencer registrar during the last gen
eral election, will be tried today in
Federal Court on six counts charging
The warrants charge violation of
the federal code relative to the preven
tion of a person from voting on ac
count of race, color or previous con
dition of servitude.
Mr. Secrest is one of the leading cit
izens of East Spencer, a member of
the school board and for many years
has been connected with the Southern
Orph W. Poole, former substitute
mail carrier at the Salisbury postoffice,
plead guilty to charges of rifling the
mails. Sentence will be passed Thurs
Thee government claimed Poole had
opened the mails and had removed
therefrom certain cash amounts con
tained in the various letters, amount
ing to around $400.00.
There are 114 cases on the federal
court docket. Judge Johnson J. Hayes
is presiding. Disposition has been made
of the following cases:
Clarence oimpson ana i-en rergu
son, Cabarrus county, possession and
sale of liquor and nuisance; Ferguson
plead guilty and was sentenced six
months in jail, and a nol pros was
taken as to Simpson.
Jack Mills, Stanly county, posses
sion and sale of liquor, plead guilty;
six months in jail.
Wiley Potts, Davie county, conspi
racy and possession and sale of whis
key, plead guilty; placed on probation
htree years. In the same case and on ;
the same charge Will Forrest got a 1
nol pros as to his case.
Grover Foster, Cabarrus county, j
possession and sale of liquor and nu- 1
isance, sentenced at the April term,
1931, to six months in jail; this sen- 1
tence is stricken out and the defend
ant put on probation for a term of
Homer Blackwelder, Cabarrus coun
J ty, possession -and sale of liquor; five
months in jail, term to begin Novem
ber 15, 1931.
Roscoe Cornatzer and Warner Fry,
Davie county, conspiracy and posses
sion and sale of liquor; Cornatzer
plead guilty and sentenced to four
months in the Davie county jail; Fry
adjudged not guilty by a jury.
Lum Bruebaker, Davie county, pos
session and sale of liquor; plead guilty
and sentenced to a year and a day in
the federal penitentiary at Atlanta.
Roy Williams, Davie county, pos
session and sale of liquor; plead guilty,
three months in jail.
Luther Mesmer, Cabarrus county,
possession, sale and nuisance; jury ver
dict guilty; on probation three years.
Lem (Dad) Carter, Cabarrus, pos
session, sale, plead guilty; on proba
tion three years.
Worth Vanderberg, alias Carl Dol
lar, Cabarrus, possession, sale and nu
isance, plead guilty; on probation
Lester Davis, Davidson county, pos
session, sale and nuisance, and pre
viously sentenced to a year and a day
in Atlanta pen, sentence is stricken
out and $1,500 fine reduced to $1,000,
and on probation three years. In an
other case against Lester Davis for
possession, sale and nuisance, he plead
guilty and was fined $500 and sen
tenced to Atlanta pen two years.
Ollie Boone, Stanly county, posses
sion, sale and nuisance, plead guilty;
15 months in reformatory, Chillicothe,
H. C. Morgan and Fred V. Culp,
Stanly county, conspiracy, manufac
turing and possession of materials;
Culp plead guilty, Morgan found guil
ty by jury; Morgan on probation
three years, Culp on probation one
George Woods, Davie county, pos
session and sale of brandy; 90 days
Hugh Turner, Davidson, possession,
sale and nuisance, jury verdict guilty;
on probation three years, power tc
transfer him to juvenile court of Da
vidson county if he deems it expedi
Woodrow Allen, Montgomery, pos
session and sale, plead guilty; foul
months in jail.
David G. Rushing and John H
Hinson, Davidson, conspiracy, manu
facturing and possession, plead guil
ty; Rushing 18 months in Atlanta
Hinson 15 months in Chillicothe; cap
ias for Ralph Ferguson in same case
Flandie Harris, Davie, possessioi
and transporting, plead guilty; 90 day
Frank Murphy and Albert Murphy
violation national motor vehicle act
plead guilty; two years each in Chil
Charlie Woods, Davie, possession
and sale, plead guilty; 90 days in jail,
to begin December 1, 1931.
Luther Barnhardt, Rowan, posses
sion and sale, jury verdict guilty;
$200 and three years in Atlanta pen
Erma Leach, alias Ben Turpin,
Wade Reynolds and H. C. Simpson,
alias Bill Simpson, violation national
motor vehicle act, plead guilty; Leach
three years in Chillicothe, Reynolds
three years in Atlanta, on account of
good record Simpson is placed on pro
bation for three years.
The Daniel Boone Log Rolling as
sociation, comprising Woodmen of the
World, camps and Woodmen circles
in Rowan and three adjoining coun
ties, met here October 16 in a busi
ness session and in a social meeting
Barrington T. Hill of Wadesboro,
head consul of the state organization,
was principal speaker. He emphasized
the leadership of the Woodmen of the
World as a fraternal insurance society
and outlined the benefits of fraternal
contacts and the relationship of Wood
men of the World to community ser
W. L. Ross of Salisbury, head clerk
of the state organization, was elected
president of the Log Rolling associa
Other officers elected included S.
P. Leonard of Trading Ford camp,
Spencer, first vice president; Mrs.
Daisy Patterson of Kannapolis, sec
ond vice presiednt; J. Frank Patter
son of Kannapolis, re-elected secre
tary and treasurer. Place of the next
meeting was left to a committee.
The business session was presided
>ver by W. R. Fisher of Concord, re
aring president. J. F. Harrclson, con
ul of the local camp, was toastmast
■r at the banquet and on the program
verc speeches by Mr. Hill, Sovereign
danager F.. B. Lewis, and others, and
nusical selections by local artists.
IS BURIED NEAR
' HILLTOP HOME
West Orange, N. Y., Oct. 21.—
Thomas A. Edison, electrical wizard
and greatest inventor of his age, who
died Sunday at his home here, was bu
ried today in Rosedale cemetery at
Orange, not many miles from his hill
top home. The funeral was private.
Spaning within a lifetime the chasm
from poverty to riches, from obscur
ty to world wide renown, Thomas
\lva Edison, known as the "Greatest
American Inventor,” died at his home
n West Orange, New Jersey, at 3:24
\. M. Sunday, as he was approaching
tis 8 5 th year. Mr. Edison had been in
declining health for some time, and
death was the result of a complica
tion of diseases.
Thomas Edison’s life stands an in
spiration to every American boy.
Born in Milan, Ohio, on Feb. 11, 1847,
his ancestry being Dutch on his fath
er’s side and Scottish on the side of
his mother, he received only three
months of schooling, this at Port Hu
ron, Mich. At the age of 12 he be
came a railroad newsboy, at 15 a tel
egraph operator. Always he was study
ing and experimenting.
First of his many inventions was
an electrical note recorder. Then fol
lowed the stock ticker, the duplex,
quadreple and automatic telegraph
systems, the mimeograph machine.
His discovery of the carbon transmit
ter was a real advance in the use of
the Bell telephone. He was the first
to apply for a patent for a phono
graph or talking machine.
Then, on Oct. 21, 1879, came prob
ably his greatest invention, for after
spending $40,000 fruitlessly, he pro
duced an incandescent lamp with a
loop of carbonized Cotton, which
burned continuously for 40 hours, and
proved the forerunner of the modern
electric lamp. The next few years
were spent in study and inventions
relative to the generation and distri
bution of electric light and heat.
During the World War, the inven
tor assisted in naval problems of th<
United States. His last few years wer<
spent in developing rubber from tht
lowly goldenrod. Flis inventions tota
Mr. Edison had laboratories at Men
lo Park and at Orange, New Jersey
He was a great friend of Henry Ford
, who has an Edison Museum in De
troit, and of Harvey Firestone, rubbe
. magnate, with whom he took annua
i vacations. He was a member of th
; National Academy of Science.
, Fear of others indicates lack of self
School Children Admitted
Free Tuesday; Large
Number Of Exhibits On
The Rowan county fair, which op
ened Monday, is well underway and
promises to be one of the best in recent
Transformed into a veritable carni
val city, many hundreds congested the
fair grounds the early part of the
Everything was there: the carnival,
the Bernardi shows, the exhibits, pro
duce, cattle and poultry.
Tuesday, several thousand school
kids enjoyed the thrills of the fair.
Horse racing each day Jnd fire
works at night are features. Satur
day, there will be automobile races.
Some of the finest horse racing in
the history of the fair will be exhi
Parking areas have been taxed to
their capacities. All stands have been
busy and productive. From early
morning until late at night the stream
of cars has been unbroken. Each night
elaborate fireworks are provided.
COI Y COURT
THE PAST WEEK
Judge Clyde E. Gooch and Coun
ty Prosecutor J. Allan Dunn had a
comparatively light docKet in the
Rowan county court last week, there
being only twenty-six defendants on
the docket. The heaviest sentence im
posed was given to Bclden Penniger,
a resident of Cabarrus county, who
was charged with violating the pro
hibition laws. This defendant was sen
tenced to 10 months on the roads,
inoperative upon the payment of a
fine of $150.00, and his automobile
ordered confiscated and sold. The oth
?r defendants were charged with
drunkenness, carrying concealed weap
ons, etc. The docket for the week was
is follows r
W. M. Urban, speeding, $10.00 and
R. A. Sowers, abandonment and
non-support, called and failed.
A. C. Williams, drunk, 20 days in
workhouse, costs; resisting an officer,
30 days in workhouse or $5.00 and
Cleveland Bennett, drunk, 15 days
Charlie Eller, drunk and disorderly,
30 days or $10.00 and costs.
Buss Gillian, drunk, 30 days, or
costs; carrying concealed weapon, 90
days in workhouse or $50.00 and
John Dodd, illegal train riding, 15
days in workhouse or costs.
Henry Brown, carrying concealed
weapon, 4 months on roads or $100.
Ernest Jones, illegal train riding, 20
days in jail.
William Allison, speeding, 30 days j
in workhouse or $15.00.
Will Robinson, drunk, 20 days, in- j
operative upon payment of costs. ,1
A tehee Hodge, trespass, prosecuting j
witness taxed with costs.
J. F. Carlton, carrying concealed
weapon and driving drunk, continued
R. M. Hall and John I. Trexler,
assault with deadly weapon, continued
Baxter Dyson and Virgil Causey,
assault with deadly weapon; Causey
not guilty; Dyson 4 months on roads
or fine of $75.00 and doctor bill.
Claude L. Lefler, non-support, con
W. H. Lyerly, drunk, costs.
Frank Long, drunk, continued 10
Wavers Brown, larceny and receiv
ing, 30 days in workhouse or $10.00
Belden Penniger, violation prohibi
tion laws, 10 months on roads or fine
of $150.00 and automobile confiscat
ed and ordered sold.
Charles Wilkerson, carrying con
cealed weapon and drunk and disor
derly, not guilty.
Murray Bascom and Reese Osburn,
breaking and entering, probable cause
and bound over to Superior court.
PLAYS LOO , 11
FRIDAY AT 3:30
Salisbury high school football squad
. will play the Statesville eleven Friday
• afternoon at 3:30 at the Boyden high
[ school Memorial field.
: Statesville defeated Salisbury last
year by a close margin. The local team
hopes to reverse the score this season.
- Statesville is an old rival of Salisbury
| and is considered one of the feature
game on the schedule.
The game Friday will be known as
the Booster Day game. An unusually
large crowd is expected to attend.
Salisbury, so far this season, has es
tablished an enviable record and the
team is considered one of the best and
strongest in the entire state;
A large number of the Statesville
student body have made plans to at
tend and it is expected the Iredell boys
will also bring their band with them.
Cottonseed Meal -
Good Pig Feed
When cottonseed meal is mixed
with fish meal as a part of the ration
fed to fattening pigs, better gains at
lower costs are made than when the
fish meal is fed alone as the protein
jDApenmem.5 wmtii we nave mauc
at the North Carolina Experiment Sta
tion show that fish meal containing
5 5 percent protein is slightly better
for fattening pigs than tankage con
taining 60 percent protein. Then when
equal parts of cottonseed meal is mix
ed with this fish meal as a supplement
to corn, the emixture is superior to the
fish meal alone,” says Earl H. Hostet
ler in charge of animal husbandly re
search at State College. "Since we se
cured these good results by mixing
fish meal and cottonseed meal, we de
cided to mix the cottonseed meal with
tankage and see what results would be
Fifty-seven pigs weighing 8 5 pounds
each were selected for the test. They
were divided into two groups and fed
for 77 days on the self-feeders. In
group 1 were 29 pigs which were fed
white shelled corn, fish meal one-half
and cottonseed meal one-half, with
mineral. In group 2 were 28 pigs
which received the same feed except
that 40 percent tankage was substi
tuted for the fish meal.
The pigs in group 1 gained 394
pounds more than those in group 2.
The first group consumed 15,517
pounds of feed as compared with 14,
863 for the second group, yet, the
total feed required to produce 100
pounds of gain was only 399 pounds
in group 1 as compared with 42 5
pounds in group 2. The first group
of pigs gave a profit over all feed
costs of $1.53 a pig as against $1.51
for the taukage group.
it is the doubter, always—not the
SUPREME COURT LIBRARIAN
ON WATCHMAN STAFF DURING
ANTI-SALOON FIGHT OF 1908
John A. Livingstone, librarian for
the Supreme court of North Carolina,
and for many years a leading newspa
per man in this state, was on the staff
of The Carolina Watchman in 1908
when the anti-saloon fight was at its
Mr. Livingstone, who was in Sal
isbury last week when he addressed
the North Carolina Masonic Lodge of
Research of this city, related some of
his experiences while residing in Sal
isbury, as a member of The Watch
The Watchman, at that time, was
bitterly opposed to the liquor interests
in Rowan county and North Carolina
and devoted its news and editorial col
umns freely in support of the prohi
bition cause, which was merely a state
matter at that time.
There were 20 bar rooms in Salis
bury in 1908 and Salisbury had the
reputation of being one of the wettest
towns in this part of the countiy.
However, the state went dry that year
and the bar rooms eliminated.
Mr. W. H. Stewart was editor of
The Watchman and was a strong ad
vocate and supporter of the dry move
Mr. Livingstone has been connected
with several of the leading dailies in
the state, including The News and
Observer, Raleigh. He was for 10
years Washington correspondent for
the Raleigh paper and is vitally inter
ested in newspaper activities in this
Mr. Livingstone, in his address be
fore the research lodge, taking as his
subject, "St. John’s Lodge No. 1,
Wilmington,” traced the history of
the formation of the lodge through the
early periods, the Revolutionary days,
the pre-Civil war period and through
the hard days of reconstruction and
the times following in a graphic and
interesting manner. He showed the
part the lodge and its members had
played in helping mold the history of
this section, and called particular at
tention to leading citizens who had
been members of the lodge in the past.
$13; Pays It
Dallas, Texas.—"Ten dollars for
pseehing and three more for n it
stopping at a boulevard and let t s
be a lesson to you,” deilared Judge
Cavi Muse in pronouncing sentence,
then reached into his own pocket and
counted out the $13.
The girl he had just fined was his
daughter, Elinor, 17.
State of North Carolina, County of Rowan_
in the Superior Court.
Thelma Hopper Smith
Herbert E. Smith
The defendant above named, will take not
ice, that an action entitled as above has been
commenced in the Superior Court of Rowan
County, for an absolute divorce from the
bonds of matrimony on the grounds of adul
tery, without fault on the part of the plain
tiff, and the defendant will further take not
ice that he is required to appear before the
Clerk of the Superior Court of the County
and State aforesaid, at the courthouse in said
County on the 24th day of Nov., 1931, or
thirty days thereafter and answer or demur to
the complaint in said action, or the plaintiff
will thereafter apply to the Court for the
relief demanded in said complaint.
This the 21st day of Oct., 1931.
B. D. McCUBBINS,
Clerk Superior Court.
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