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■ CATAWBA COLLEGE
The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The TTews”
Founded 1832- 100th Year SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING/ JANUARY 1, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 1 Price 2 Cents
Krider Tendered City Tax Job
MAY HANDLE CHY
Position Includes Work
Of Tax Collector; Now
Has Offer Under Con
SALARY OF $225
PER MONTH SAID TO
GO WITH POSITION
Vacancy Created In This
12 Upon Resignation of
G. M. Lyerly.
J. H. Krider has been offered the
>osition of tax collector for the city
»f Salisbury, it was reported Thurs
This office was made vacant Sat
lrday, December 12, upon the resig
lation of Geo. M Lyerly, following the
iiscovery of shortages in his accounts.
The' position of tax collector would
:arry with it a monthly salary of
1225.00, it is understood.
ic is stated tms proposition was ten
Iered Mr. Krider several days ago by
Mayor Hedrick and the City Council
and that Mr. Krider now has the mat
ter under consideration.
Mr. Krider, former sheriff of Row
an county for 14 years and deputy
for several years prior to his election as
sheriff, is now a member of the Sal
isbury police force. Mr. Krider, who
is familiar with all phases of tax work
by virtue of his office as sheriff, is
considered an ideal man for the posi
tion tendered him by the mayor and
Mr. Krider is expected to announce
his decision as to whether or not he
will accept the position in the near fu
ture, it is stated.
Mrs. W. F. Whitt is now acting
treasurer of the city, being in charge
of the work relinquished by Mr. Ly
:rly. Taxes are being collected as us
ual at the city offices.
Auditors are still engaged in check
ing over the books of Mr. Lyerly as
:ertaining the shortages in his ac
:ounts. It is reported that the short
iges now run into several thousand
lollars although the auditors have de
fined to make a statement of the
ihortages until the audit is completed.
PROPERTY IS IMPROVED
Hendersonville.—As the result of a
ieason by far. the most successful in
ts four years of operation, the Epis
:opal conference center at Lake Kan
iga is undertaking during the fall and
winter a program of improvement of
:he physical condition of the property
n several important respects, accord
ing to the Rt. Rev. K. G. Finlay, D.
D., director of Kanuga conferences.
LEGISLATORS WILL MEET
York, S. C.—The York county leg
islative delegation has extended an in
vitation to all public spirited citizens
af the county to meet here Saturday
and give the solons the benefit of their
advice as to pulling the county gov
ernment out of the financial slough
in which it is now mired.
THIRD EYE TOOTH GROWN
Rock Hill, S. C.—Something out
of the ordinary is found in the growth
of a third eye tooth in the mouth of
J. B. Nicholson of Rock Hill, R. F.
D. No. 4. First there was the tempo
rary tooth, then the permanent one,
and since the latter was extracted,
another tooth has made its appearance,
Mr. Nicholson states.
MAN FALLS OUT OF TREE
Newton.—While sawing a heavy
limb from a tree, Thomas Edwards,
well known Newton man, suffered
two broken ribs. The limb, nearly se
vered from the tree, fell against the
Newton man, causing him to be push
ed from a step-ladder. His fall to the
ground fractured the ribs.
580 Arrests Were Made In City In 1931
LEAD IN NUMBER
OF ARRESTS MADE
May Leads Year With 66
Arrests; September Ran
A Close Second With 62.
CALLED UPON TO
Traffic In City Has Been
Supervised And Regu
lated In Excellent Man
ner Past Year.
A total of 5 80 arrests were made
by the- Salisbury police force during
1931, according to figures fust releas
ed by Chief of Police R. L. Rankin.
This compilation includes all arrests
through December 30th.
The police blotter shows a record
of each arrest and indictment and the
verdict rendered subsequently.
Liquor cases predominated. A ma
jority of all arrests resulted from vio
lar-ons of the orohibition law.
In addition to the large number of.
supervised the city’s traffic, answered
and investigated thousands of calls,
and handled the many detailed activi
ties connected with the department
Arrests, according to the months,
October - 61
November - 32
COTTON GROWERS ACTIVE
Raleigh.—Two hundred thousand
organized cotton growers will strive
for quality in 1932.
They will receive every possible as
sistance in reaching their goal from
the 11 state cotton cooperative asso
ciations of which they are members
and which will continue to distribute
improved seed and otherwise work to
aid and encourage farmers to first of
all grow quality cotton.
The North Carolina cooperative has
distributed thousands of bushels of
purebred seed during the 10 years of
\ its existence and is now making plans
to distribute seed in 1932.
Durham—Charlotte Ferrell, aged 4,
was playing in her front yard when
some one drove by and tossed a light
ed cannon cracker at her feet. She
hadn’t lived enough Christmases to
know the cracker from the stick candy
left in her stocking, so she put it in
her mouth. The explosion ripped away
the lower part of the girl’s mouth and
tore off part of her tongue.
TWO EXONERATED IN
Bladenboro—The slaying of John
Jackson, escaped convict, by Burrish
Ludlum, was held justified by a cor
-- oner’s jury which found Jackson had
hunted down Ludlum and had fired
at him several times.
SUE HAUSER FOR $75,000
Mocksville—John Henry Hauser,
octogenarian under death sentence for
killing Fred S. Styers, his son-in-law,
is sued in Davie Superior court for
$75,000 damages by R. S. McNeil, ad
ministrator of Styers. It is claimed the
wanton and malicious killing of Styers
has damaged his estate by $75,000.
Are oddly fitted boards—
Where red-lipped Destiny
Pirouettes . . .
Cast a boomerang
THE GOOD DIE YOUNG
Each new day
Is an empty drawer
In the filing cabinet
Of our being.
Some fill their cabinets
Faster. Evan Lodge.
BREAKING IT GENTLY
Murphy had been careless in handl
ing the powder in the quarry and
Duffy had been deputed to break the
news gently to the widow.
"Mrs. Murphy,” said he, "isn’t it
today the fellow calls for the weekly
payment of Murphy’s life insurance?”
"It is,” answered Mrs. Murphy.
"Well, now, a word in your ear,”
said Duffy. "Sure ye can snap your
fingers at the fellow to day.”
self in the back pew. After a while hef
began to fidget. Leaning over to th£
white-haired man at his side, evident
ly an old member of the congregation,
he whispered: "How long has he been
"Thirty or forty years, I think,”
the old man answered, "I don’t know
"Ill stay, then,” decided the strang
er, "he must be nearly done.”
Policeman: "How did you come to
get that jar of honey?”
Tramp: "Well, I admit I don t
keep no bees; but what s to stop a
fellow squeezing it out of the flowers
The unjustifiably high rates of
many hotels is proverbial.
A sailor who had been stopping at
a fashionable hotel and who was pay
ing his bill, looked up at the girl
cashier and asked what it was she had
around her neck..
"That’s a ribbon, of course,” she
"Well,” he replied, "everything else
is so high around here that I thought
perhaps it was your garter.”
OH, NEVER MIND THAT
Auditor: "Now, let’s see your pink
Filing Clerk (fern.); 'Sir Vir
LOVE SONG RECIPE
Take a name like "Old Kentucky”
Add some mush about a cottage
And "a girl who waits for me;”
Throw in rose vines at the doorway,
Mention hearts that yearn and ache
And a mocking bird that’s singing
Just for lovey-dovey s sake;
Run in words like "gleam” and
Then be sure to mention June
For, to really write a love song,
You must end a line with "moon.”
You can cut out "Old Kentucky”—
Maybe any State would do;
You can even slight the cottage
And the rose-clad doorway, too;
You can leave out "yearn” and
Arfd the mocking bird that sings,
Yes, and "gleam” and even "gloam
And it wouldn’t hurt a thing.
Gosh! You might omit the damsel
But you just can’t leave out "June”
For, to have a sure-fire love song,
You must end'a line with "moon.”
_Yes, Clara Bow Got Married _
After several denials, the “Tt” girl of the movies admitted that she had
married Rex Bell, who nursed her back to health on his ranch. The film
directors are angling for her return already.
939 PERSONS WERE KILLED IN AUTO
ACCIDENTS IN NORTH AND SOUTH
CAROLINA DURING THE PAST YEAR
Nine hundred and thirty-nine per
sons were killed in automobile acci
dents in 1931 in the two Carolinas,
according to statistics received by The
It is estimated that approximately
£,000 persons have been injured on the
There were 80 deaths reported for
December in North and South Caro
line, a majority of which occurred
during the holiday season.
Seventeen were killed and 14 seri
ously injured during the Christmas
week-end in North Carolina alone, ac
cording to news gatherers throughout
This list was headed by the wiping
out of one entire family of four and
their five companions when their car
was struck by a Birmingham Special
of the Southern Railway in Charlotte
North Carolina reported more hol
iday fatalities than any other southern
There were 45 deaths in Dixie and
34 of that number died in automobile
accidents. The others were caused by
fireworks, one from drowning and a
few from hunting accidents.
Greensboro—Terry H. Harper, who
killed Charles O. Holton, alleged par
amour of his wife on Christmas eve,
maintains silence regarding the killing
which occurred at his home. He is in
the Guilford county jail without bond.
REPORT CANNON DISCREPAN
Washington—The senate’s special
committee reported it finds Bishop
James Cannon, Jr., received $130,000
in his anti-Smith campaign in 1928
and reported only $58,558 in accord
ance with requirements. Cannon ask
ed the senate to withhold judgment in
the matter until he can make a reply
to the committee findings.
15,358,405 BALES GINNED
Washington—Cotton ginning up to
December 13 totalled 15,358,405 bales
with 750,271 bales ginned in North
NEW TEXT BOOKS APPROVED
Raleigh—Next season will see text
books in arithmetic, drawing and writ
ing substantially lower in price than
the present ones, according to con
tracts signed by the state board of ed
The Rowan county meeting of the
P. O. S. of A. will be held Monday
night, January 4, at Washington
Camp, No. 24, Salisbury, N. C., ac
cording to an announcement by A. L.
Jarrell, president Representatives of
eight camps in the county will be in
A number of business matters will
come before the meeting. An interest
ing program has also been arranged.
Head Of Grange
Herman G. Frick, Gold Knob, was
elected president of the Rowan Coun
ty Pomona Grange at an enthusiastic
meeting held Wednesday. Mr. Frick
succeeds W. G. Yeager, county agent,
who did not stand for re-election.
Mr. Frick has been one of the most
active members of the grange since its
organization in this county and is one
of the leading farmers in Rowan.
A number of business matters were
disposed of at the meeting. An inter
esting program was also enjoyed.
Gold Knob Grange
To Install Officers
Gold Knob Grange No. 609 will
hold its regular meeting on Wednes
day night, January 6th, at 6:30
o’clock instead of Thursday night, at
which time the officers will be in
stalled for the coming year.
THIRTEENTH CHILD BORN
Forest City.—Mr. and Mrs. Perry
Hardin of the Golden Valley section
are rejoicing over the arrival of their
thirteenth child, a son, born recently.
All of the children, 12 of whom are
boys, are living. Three are preach
Who’s Who In Rowan
CITY SCHOOLS OF SALISBURY
Coltrane, E. J., Supt.
Director of Continuation School
Librarian, Shields, Katharine.
Piano Teacher in Elementary
Schools, Merrimon, Lloyd.
Supervisor of Music in Elementary
Schools, Heeren, Chrystal.
Bostian, Annie E.
Heilig, Sarah Virginia.
Knox, J. H.
BOYDEN HIGH SCHOOL
Able, Lucia B., Billingsley, Oleta,
Boley, Lena R., Bullock, Eva, Byers,
J. W., Cate, Mary Lilly, Goforth, Lou
ise, Groves, Julia, Harris, Pauline E.,
Jackson, Margaret, Johnson, Aliene,
Jones, J. C., Jones, J. R., Kesler, W,
B. , Kirkland, G. A., LeGette, Melva,
Lewis, Luray, Lippard, Mabel, Loman.
C. E., Marsh, Mrs. Frances B., Mars
ton, Emma, Mercer, Lucile, Moore,
D. L., Morris, Lillian, Powell, Caro
line, Rawls, Catherine, Rice, Sarah
Cossie, Smith, Emma Lee, Spratt
Frances, Thompson, essie P., Wells
Dorie Lee, Whitener, Catherine
' .. ..
Newlands—Troy Ward, 18, is be
ing held without bond for having shot
and killed Robert Estep, 18, after the
two had argued over a girl.
ALABAMA PAROLES 1,006
Montgomery, Ala.—Governor Miller
gave Christmas freedom to 1,006 con
victs, part on good behavior paroles .
and part on short leaves. Eighty pris
oners were parolled by Governor Hor
ton of Tennessee and 108 by Gover
nor Bilbro, Mississippi.
Raleigh—For the second time in six
weeks, fire gutted the transient relief j
headquarters maintained by the Sal- ,
vation Army in an abandoned high (
$30,000 FIRE LOSS ,
Henderson—The Planters Tobacco ,
warehouse and about 20,000 pounds
of tobacco were destroyed in a fire ,
here Thursday. Damage was estimated
at approximately $30,000.
PROBE OF DEATH
Waynesville—Sheriff J. F. Lowe of
Haywood county is conducting an in
vestigation into the death of Lawrence.
that he was shot.
TRY FOWLER IN JANUARY
Asheville.—Charlie Fowler, white,
about 40 years old, held in the coun
ty jail in default of $10,000 bond on
charges of attempted criminal assault
brought by the- parents of two chil
dren will be tried at the January term
of superior court, Solicitor Zeb V. Net
FALL DOWN STEPS FATAL
Fayetteville—A fall down a flight
of steps on Sunday night, so badly in
jured James M. Rogers, 50, mortician,
he died Monday morning.
SHOTGUN KILLS YOUTH
Goldsboro.—Joe Fields, 16-year-old
son of Jerry Fields of Indian Springs
township, was shot and fatally injur
ed by Lewis Williams. 13-year-old son
of Jake Williams of the same section, ;
while the boys were hunting in the
woods near Arrington’s bridge.
HELD FOR ROBBERY
High Point.—Eddie Cranford, 25,
of Pomona, was arrested here on a
charge of robbery of C. S. Long, as
sistant superintendent of a chain of
grocery stores here who was held up
the night of December 6 and robbed
Cranford denied any connection
with the robbery, but Long said he
was one of two men who held him
up. The holdup was staged at a local
bank where Long had to make a night
.Hickory.—Strawberries that ripen
ed during the Christmas season were
exhibited on Hickory streets by F. E.
Bumgarner and Lonnie Bumgarner,
farmers living several miles from here.
The berries were large in size and were
ripe and juicy.
BRIDE SHOOTS SELF
Lenoir.—Mrs. J. Reeves Pearson,
22-year-old bride of one month, shot
and perhaps fatally wounded herself
while she and her husband were in
their home here. The bullet, from a
3 8-caliber pistol, passed through her
body just over the heart.
Mr. Pearson, a former deputy sher
iff of Caldwell county and well
known contractor and business man,
was bathing at the time of the trag
edy, he said. At the hospital, Mrs.
Pearson attributed the act to worry
over domestic troubles, the attending
physician said. “I couldn’t help it,”