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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina catawba college
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The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of oAll The tiews”
Founded 1832~99th Year SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 29, 1931 Vol. 26, No. 35 Price 2 Cents
State G. O. P. May Meet Here
OF PARTY URGE
CITY BE CHOSEN
Rival For Meeting Place
Of State Republicans
Chamber Of Commerce
To Extend Party Chiefs
Invitation To Come
Here; Will Decide Con
vention City In Novem
Salisbury may be chosen as the con
vention city of the state republican
party in the spring of 1932.
An organized effort by local party
leaders, augmented by the chamber or
commerce and local civic organiza
tions, is being made to land the con
R. C. Jennings, acting postmaster,
and a member of the state republican
executive committee, has addressed a
letter to James S. Duncan, state chair
man, Greensboro, extending an invi
The letter follows:
"I understand that your committee
omthc“tlme "ami "*pScc-~tor tnc iw
state republican convention.
"Please allow me to suggest to you
and your committee the city of Sal
isbury as an ideal convention point.
I am authorized to state that an au
ditorium having a comfortable seat
ing capacity of 1500 or more will be
available without expense. This audi
torium is located in the heart of the
business district of this city.
"Salisbury has three modern hotels,
numerous first class boarding houses,
unexcelled rail and transportation fa
cilities and an airport unequalled in
the two Carolinas. Every facility
would be at the comand of the con
vention, I feel confident, and a hearty
welcome Would be extended by he en
tire citizenship, irrespective of party
"I trust your committee in its de
liberations will give Salisbury favor
"With highest personal regards and
best wishes, I am,
"Very truly yours,
"R. C. Jennings,
"Member of State Republican
The <fafe renuhlican executive com
mittee will meet in Greensboro the
latter part of November to select the
meeting place of the econvention
which will be held in April 1932. A
total of 1080 official delegates are en
titled to a voice in the convention.
Paul Phillips, manager, of the lo
cal theatres, has advised that the
Strand Theatre will be available for
the convention hall, should Salisbury
The republican state convention
was held in Durham in 1926, in Ral
eigh in 1928 and in Charlotte in
' 1930. It is not believed either of these
' cities will be selected for 1932. The
choice apparently lies between Salis
bury and Greensboro, with the odds
The convention, at any rate, is
months off. Very likely it will be held
' about the middle of next April. The
. primary next spring will be on Sat
urday, June 4, and the state conven
tion will be held at least six weeks
’ before that date. All candidates for
state and congressional offices must
, file with the state board of elections
, their notices of entry and the conven
1 tion, in order that its candidates may
! properly file their notices, must hold
e its session before the beginning of
t the six-week period. In all probability,
e therefore, the republican convention
3 will be held between the tenth and
t twentieth of April, it was forecast
by republican leaders here.
Gardner’s Stand Is Endorsed By Solons
IS OPPOSED TO
Fear Sales Tax Advocates
Would Have Majorities
In Both Houses As Re
sult Of Deaths And Res
Would Cost Around $50,
000, Placing Additional
Tax Burden On People
Of The State.
The Rowan county delegation in the
general assembly of North Carolina
are in hearty accord with Gov. Gard
ner’s refusal to call an extra session of
the legislature, according to opinions
expressed by these men when inter
viewed by a representative of The
Senator Hayden Clement and Rep
resentatives George R. Uzzell and E.
W. G. Huffman, compose the Rowan
"I am opposed to a special session
of the legislature at this time as I
think it would be both foolish and
fantastic,” Senator Hayden Clement
stated., to a Watchman representative
when questioned as to whether or not
he favored the calling of extra session.
Representatives George R. Uzzell
and E. W. G. Huffman also stated they
were opposed to an extra session- at
However, each member stated he
would favor a special session if he
thought it would benefit the people
of the county or state and would be
willing to return to Raleigh for the
special session if called by Governor
The Rowan delegation were of the
opinion that by reason of the number
of vacancies in the present legislature,
caused by death and appointment to
public office and resignations, a session
of the legislature at this time might
change the entire complexion of out
laws and repeal some of the good laws
and enact some bad ones so that chaos
and confusion might result.
It was stated that the sales tax ad
vocates by reason of the vacancies re
cently created have a majority in both
branches. Doubt was expressed as to
whether the legislature can enact laws
forcing a farmer to reduce his acreage
in any particular crop.
The cost of a special session would
be about $50,000.00, which would be
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pie to bear, it was pointed out.
The Salisbury-Spencer Merchants
Association is emphatically opposed to
a special session, Mrs. W. F. Rattz, sec
retary, stated Wednesday. Many mes
sages from local business men and cit
izens have been sent to Governor
Gardner protesting against an extra
session at this time.
Wednesday morning, at a special
meeting, the Salisbury-Spencer Mer
chants Association went on record op
posing a special session.
Parade Sat. P. M.
Saturday night is Hallowe en.
Witches and black cats will agair
be on parade, together with varioui
and sundry other peculiar looking anc
For the kids, there will be ghost!
and goblins; for the funmakers, then
will be weird dress displays; for th<
lovers, there will be a moon; for th<
old folks, delicious supper menu.
Main street will again be a carniva
scene with thousands on parade, witl
much making and noise. It s an ancien'
custom, but the kick is still there.
Nothing to do but work.
Nothing to eat but food.
Nothing to wear but clothes.
To keep one from going nude.
Nothing to breathed but air.
Quick as a flash it’s gone.
No whej'e to fall but—
No where to stand but on.
Nothing to comb but hair.
No where to sleep but in bed.
Nothing to weep but tears.
Nothing to bury but dead.
Nothing to sing but songs.
Oh well! Alas, alack.
No where to go but out.
No where to come but back.
Nothing to read but words.
Nothing to cast but votes.
Nothing to hear but sounds.
Nothing to sail but boats.
Nothing to quench but thirst.
Nothing to have but what we’ve
Thus through life we are cursed.
Nothing to strike but a gait.
Everything moves that goes.
Nothing at all but common sense.
Can ever withstand these woes.
SAVES TROUBLE, TOO
"When I was 20 I made up my
mind to get rich.”
"But you never became rich.”
"No, I decided it was a lot easier
:o change my mind.”—Boston Tran
And those that live by the sword
shall perish by the taxes —Lincoln
Steno: "I'm going to be married
Her Boss: "And so you’re going to
Steno: "Oh, no! I’m just going to
tell you that I’ll be needing more mon
MOTOR NOTE, OR SOMETHING
There isn’t much hope for a de
crease in the use of profanity until
the very last of the old Model T fliv
vers has been carried off to the dump.
"Sonny, what’s that noise up
"Maw’s draggin’ paw’s pants over
"They shouldn’t make much noise.”
"I know, but paw’s in ’em.”
LIVE AND LEARN
"People still eat apples,” says an ed
itorial in the State Journal. Well!
Well! That is surprising, we thought
since prohibition came along every
body drank them—you know when!
TAKE ALL HIS TIME
"If a man always listened to hi:
wife,” began the chronic advice giver
"The children would have to go tc
work to earn the money to supoori
them,” growled the married man a:
he hurried, on.
Is he satisfied with the meals yot
Is he kind to your mother?
Does he kick when you go througl
Is he addicted to musical instru
Does he ever cast sheep’s eyes a
Does he remind you about the bis
cuits his mother used to make?
Does he still call you sweetheart?
Does he take you to church?
Does he think he’s the whole shot
around the house?
Does he growl when you buy net
How does he act up when your rela
tives camp on him?
If you had the thing to do ovei
would you take him again?
What makes you think he’s the b;s
man in the country?
24 DEFENDANTS ARRAIGNED
LAST WEEK IN COUNTY COURT;
PICKPOCKET GIVEN HEAVY FINE
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Last week’s docket was one of the
lightest in the Rowan county court in
several months, there being only 24
defendants arranged before Judge
Gooch. The cases disposed of by the
court were as follows:
George Wilson, pickpocketing, 5
months on roads or $125.00.
Zeb. Widenhouse, attempt to com
mit rape, probable cause.
R. M. Hall, assault with deadly
weapon, $2 5.00.
Joe Maxwell, drunk and disorderly,
$5.00 and costs.
Stella Wheeler, vagrancy, 90 days
in workhouse, to leave county after
serving 30 days.
O. L. Setzer, drunk, possession and
transportating, $5.00 and costs in one
case; costs in the other.
Robert Stovall, carrying concealed
weapon, 70 days or $50.00 and costs;
drunk, 30 days or costs.
E. D. Mills, drunk, $5.00 and costs.
Ira Webb, disposing mortgaged
property, prayer for judgment con
tinued to Dec. 15, 1931.
George Minor, larceny and receiv
ing, not guilty.
Marshall Dry, larceny and receiv
ing, 7 months on roads.
Leo Swicegood, drunk and violat
ing prohibition lays, $2 5.00.
J. T. Ridenour, violation probibi
tion laws, costs.
Ervin A. Hill, improper lights, costs.
Henry Morgan, violating parking
Fred Pirie, two cases of assault on
on female, 5 months or $150.00 fine,
appeal to superior court.
Everett Johnson, alias J. B. Walk
er, drunk, costs.
A. B. Bailes, reckless driving, $2 5.
G. H. Morrow, permitting minor
to drive auto, $5.00 and costs.
Margaret Evans, drunk, not guilty.
Harry Chambers, driving drunk,
$50 and costs and prohibited from
-driving car for 4 months.
Pink Whiteman, violation prohibi
tion laws, not guilty; drunk and dis
orderly, $10.00 and costs.
Rowan Printing Co.
Moves In New And
The Rowan Printing Company,
which has, for the past nine years,
been located on the second floor of
the Overman building, North Main
street, is this week moving down
stairs to the first floor of the same
building, formerly occupied by Smith
Drug Company. This will provide
larger and more convenient headquar
ters for this concern.
In its new home, the Rowan Print
ing Company will not only have the
advantage of a first floor entrance
but will also have additional floor
space available for display purposes.
This company carries a full line of of
fice supplies, typewriters and equip
ment in connection with its printing
The Watchman, the latter part of
the week, will move its editorial and
mechanical departments into the head
quarters formerly occupied by the
Rowan Printing Company.
Beginning with this issue The
Watchman is adding a double page
comic section to its regular news and
The comics are:
Salesman Sam, Freckles and His
Friends, Mom ’n’ Pop, Roughin’ Reddy
These additional features are in fur
therance of The Watchman’s plan to
make the paper a strictly modern
weekly and as a mark of appreciation
of the constantly increasing support
given by both the reading public and
the advertising and business concerns
in this section served by The Watch
These features, the publishers be
lieve, will be welcomed by our read
Who’s Who In Rowan
DELEGATES TO CENTRAL
LABOR UNION FROM
R. R. Ray.
G. A. Bernhardt.
J. E. Shepherd.
P. E. Weant.
S. B. Jordan.
D. C. Click.
W. M. Headinger.
H. E. Wheeler.
R. W. Garrison.
J. M. Monroe.
G. L. Haithcock.
A. G. Wyatt.
I. F. Milholland.
J. I. Patterson.
J. F. Stafford.
1 (suL. Barringer.
C. M. Tippett.
D. J. Butler.
1 J. W. Lawson.
R. E. Edmonson.
E. F. Thompson.
C. H. Bringle.
C E. L. Kluttz.
E. L. Eller.
D. C. Carter.
A. R. Kluttz.
J. L. Bogle.
r F. T. Cornelius.
H. G. Fisher.
r J- C. Lipe.
C. E. Jarvis.
J. H. Kirby.
R. H. Bingham.
V. W. Flenderson.
L. C. Lentz,
t H. W. Peterson.
E. L. Weber.
C. A. Fink.
M. M. Mask.
F. E. Garrett.
M. L. Caublc.
L. H. Julian.
A. T. Sweet.
G. L. Seamon.
I. J. Lentz.
R. N. Clark.
T. E. Rice.
D. L. Shuping.
P. L. Wyatt.
W. R. Spry.
J. P. Thompson.
R. S. Wood.
J. H. Fisher.
H. S. Pinkston.
Geo. W. Kerr.
J. L. Safrit.
J. S. Cornelison.
C. C. Summers.
E. L. Heilig.
J. L. Shaver.
L. A. Steel.
A. L. Monroe.
W. F. Summers.
L. B. Shuler.
J. W. Clemments.
D. G. Parks.
W. A. Smith.
W. F. Cauble.
A. H. Heilig.
R. U. Goodman.
W. C. Pickier.
T. M. Link.
M. A. Hunt.
W. C. Thompson.
J. W. Brawley.
D. A. Hodge.
Honorary Delegate S. O. Sowers.
TOT KILLED WITH GUN
Wadesboro—A six-year-old child
was killed when a gun was fired by
a young cousin. A boy and a girl,
both playing with the gun which was
fired accuse each other.
PRICE OF BOARD CUT
Chapel. Hill—The price of three
meals per day for a month is $20 at
the University dining room, Swain
Hall. The price has been cut from
$22.50. The new price is the lowest
at the University in 12 years.
LOSS BY FIRE LOWERED
Raleigh.—The lowest monthly fire
loss on record in recent years, with one
exception, was made in North Caro
lina last month, during which the
loss from 144 fires amounted to $134,
562, as compared with the lowest
month, September, 1928, when losses
from 125 fires amounted to $108,575,
State Insurance Commissioner Dan C.
Boney reports. The next lowest month
was in August, 1928, when 172 fires
caused loss of $166,689. The loss in
September of last year was $224,774
from 148 fires, the report shows.
SLAYS WIFE AND SELF
Smithfield—R. I. Hinnant, 59, shot
and killed his wife and then turned
the gun cm himself. cuiKmK instant
death, it its beheved that rimnant be
came temporarily insane or had en
countered trouble with his wife, whom
he married about one year ago.
Greensboro—National Credit Asso
ciation No. 5 was organized at a spe
cial meeting of the North Carolina
Bankers Association held here. Mem
bers tentatively subscribed $2,625,
00 for gold debentures to be issued by
the recently formed National Credit
DAMAGE SUJTS STARTED
Marion—Suits totaling $12 5,000
have been filed here against the Queen
City Coach company, of Charlotte,
and Fred Lowder, in connection with
the death of J. B. Watson and possible
permanent injury of M. I. Watson,
two McDowell men, in a bus-wagon
crash near here last July.
BURNED TO DEATH
Greensboro—W. B. Vaught, Jr., 27,
was burned to death late at night
when fire badly damaged his resi
dence. He was alone at the time and
it is thought hot steam caused his
death. The fire is thought to have
started from a cigarette which he
was smoking when he went to sleep on
DIED OF POISONING
Lexington—Chemical analysis mad<
following an autopsy on the body oi
Virginia Pickett, 10, whose body wai
disinterred Oct. 2, showed the pres
ence of arsenic' in "appreciable quan
tities” in the stomach and other in
ternal organs. A sister, Elizabeth, wa
found to have been poisoned by ar
senic. The mother of the children
Mrs. Lola Pickett, widow, is unabl
to account for the presence of th
poison in the children’s systems.
Wilmington.—A nine-year-old bo:
is dead in Whiteville and his playmat
grief stricken because they thought
gun with which they played was no
loaded. It was. The dead youth is Eu
gene McDaniel, son of Mr. and Mrs
Flenry McDaniel, and the other i
Carl Debman, 10-year-old son of Mr
and Mrs. Walter Debman. They wer
plaving at the latter’s home at th
time of the shooting.-The McDanie
boy was standing almost directly i;
front of his companion, who held th
weapon, a .38 caliber pistol, when r
discharged. The bullet entered th
right side of his throat, an inch or tw
above the collar bone. He died almos