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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
"The Wakhman Carries a Summary of LAll The Hews"
Founded 1832~100th Year ' SALISBURY, Fp~ \Y MORNING, APRIL 1, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 14 Price 2 Cents
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ROWAN VETS MAY GET $693,579.60
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Governor Gardner May Call Special Session
May Be Necessary To
Balance State Budget, It
TO OPPOSE CALL
If Special Session Is Neces
sary, Will Hardly Come
An extraordinary session of the
North Carolina General Assembly, in
advance of the regular session next
January, may become necessary in or
der to balance the state budget and
enable it to continue operation, ac
cording to reports out of Raleigh.
While Governor Gardner is known
to be opposed to a special session un
less it is absolutely necessary, and will
not call that body together if there
is any other way of handling the
•state’s finances, it is beginning to look
as though a session will be necessary,
probably before the new legislators are :
elected in November, or soon there
The state is devoting between $10,
000,000 and $11,000,000 more this
year to school operation than formerly,
including the probable $3,500,000
that may come from the 15-cent ad
valorem property tax, which is giv
ing evidence of dwindling. The state
has already spent around $14,000,000
on school operation, has the last two
weeks of the six months term yet to
pay for, more than $1,250,000, and as
much of the $1,500,000 extended
term fund as the county and district
units match in the determined pro
portion. The estimated amount to go
to schools this year is $16,700,000. It
may drop a little below. Yet the state
has around $2,750,000 yet to pay, and
the state funds are low.
Also, Che state general fund will
have more than $3,000,000 to pay in
the semi-annual interest and bond re
tirement July 1. Just where all of this
nearly $6,000,000, and the continued
operation of the state for the next year
or more is coming from, is beginning
to give the official family worry.
The income tax payments so far
have indicated that they would amount
to or possible exceed the estimates
made January 1, but they are much
below the estimates on which appro
priations were made. Of course the
appropriations have been slashed in all
directions, first a 10 per cent salary
cut, then another that approximated
10 per cent on all state employes that
could be reached, as well as other econ
omies, but revenues are shrinking all
around too. 1
Governor Gardner is the only man
who can call the session, and then with
the approval of the council of state.
It is known that he would hesitate
long to call together the group over
whose deliberations there is no check
and no limit, but it may reach the
point, not only of expediency, but ab
solute necessity. Then, it is believed,
he would not hesitate.
NORTH CAROLINA FIRST
Raleigh—'North Carolina continues
to be the-leading producer of public
utility power in the south, figures
made public by the state department
of conservation and development, re
JONAS ANSWERS CHARGE
Charlotte—Charles A. Jonas an
swered Josiah W. Bailey’s charge that
he had attacked the integrity of the
courts of North Carolina. Mr. Jonas’
nomination for district attorney was
rejected by the United States senate
at the request of Mr. Bailey'
OLD TREES DO NOT COMPLAIN
By Clara MacDermott
Old Trees do not complain
Of biting winds or rain;
They know full well the lot—
(Live, die and he forgot)
rhat must befall all men
Again and yet again;
Much better then to be
An upright, sturdy tree
rhat sees beneath its boughs,
some scarlet poppy drowse;
Beneath the sky’s blue shield,
Bronze cattle fare afield;
Or in some branch’s fold,
rhe green plum turn to gold;
rhey know what is to be;
Earth, air and drifting sea
Are all alike to them;
stitched on the world’s wide hem,
Of biting winds and rain,
Old Trees do not complain.
Mother—You naughty girl, Ruth,
to pick up your food that way. I
sught to send you away to some boird
ng school to learn manners.
Ruth—Why, mother, can’t I learn
them at home?—-The Pathfinder.
BE IT EVER SO GRUMBLE
Fairly slopping with sentimental
lush, a youth requests of the New
rork American a definition of "home”,
quoting as his own treasured version,
'home is where the heart is.” As luck
vould have it, the editor, feeling a bit
:ynical, replies: "home’s the place
vhere the woman pays $20 an ounce
:or perfume, hires an interior decorator
:o set the table and makes the old man
50 without cream in his coffee.”—The
Farmer Bill—I see you’ve reduced
the fine for speeding from $10 to $5.
Country Judge—Yes, the autoists
svere beginning to slow up.—T he
He (as they drive along a lonely
road): "You look lovelier to me every
minute. Do you know what that’s a
She: "Sure. You’re about to run out
NOT EXCITED! OH NO!
Traveling Man .(to acquaintance
watching hotel fire): "‘Nothing to get
excited about. I took my time about
dressing; lighted a cigaret; didn’t like
the knot in my necktie and retied it;
that’s how cool I was before I left
that blazing structure.”
Bystander: "But why didn’t you put
your pants on?”
TAKE A SECTION
Dentist: "What tooth do you want
Pullman Porter: "Lower 7, suh.”
He: "I am going to speak to your
father npw. And what shall I tell
She: "Well, he’ll want to know
what you work at. By the way, what
do you do?”
Te: "I’m selling electric refrigera
She: "Perhaps you’d better not men
tion that. Father drives an ice wagon.”
If we work upon marble,
It will perish;
If we work upon brass,
Time will efface it;
If we rear temples,
They will crumble into dust;
But if we work upon immortal souls
If we imbue them with principles,
With the just fear of God
And the love of fellow man,
We engrave on those tablets
Something which will brighten al
eternity. Daniel Webster
G. O. P. In Quest
Of New Chairman
Republicans of Rowan county are
looking forward with much interest
to the approaching convention sched
uled for April 11, at which time a
county chairman will be chosen to suc
ceed J. L. Rendleman, Jr., who has
declined to stand for re-election.
Among those mentioned are:
W. T. Shuford, Salisbury attorney.
Lee Armstrong, popular Spencer cit
Ray P. Lyerly, former sheriff.
G. C. Peeler, local druggist.
L. L. Smith, former senator from
M. L. Gantt, plumbing contractor.
Speculation has been rife since the
announcement in last week’s Watch
man that Mr. Rendleman would not be
a candidate to succeed himself, as to
his probable successor.
The Watchman is advised that sev
eral of the above have been urged to
make the race for chairmanship, but
no definite announcement of candi
dacies has been forthcoming.
Race For Judge
Of County Court
P. S. "Carlton, local attorney and
chairman of the Rowan County Dem
ocratic Executive committee, an
nounced definitely Thursday his can
didacy for trial justice of the Rowan
county court in the approaching Dem
ocratic primary, to be held June 4th.
Mr. Carlton served one term as
judge of the county court a number
of years ago. He has also represented
the county in the General Assembly.
Mr. Carlton has been active in the
Democratic ranks for many years. He
was elected chairman of the Rowan
Democrats two years ago.
Mr. Carlton is the second candidate
to announce for this office. J. Al'en
Dunn, present solicitor of the county
court, announced several days ago he
would be a candidate.
VACATION TIME NEARING
Greensboro — Approimately 1,700
students of North Carolina College
for Women will go to their homes
soon for the spring vacation. The hol
iday begins Saturday, April 2, at noon,
and lasts until Monday morning, April
11, at 8:15 o’clock.
Morganton—This city has been se
lected by the North Carolina Guern
sey breeders as the place for the an
nual sale of cattle on May 5. The
meeting Thursday in Salisbury went
on record as opposing the lifting of the
tax on oleomargarine.
MANGUM SUCCEEDS IRELAND
Winston-Salem—Rev. J. T. Man
gum, of Greensboro, becomes vice
chairman of the board of trustees of
the Methodist Children’s home here,
i succeeding late Charles H. Ireland. Mr.
Ireland’s vacancy on the board will
not be filled till regular meeting in
Charles Price, local attorney, Thurs
day announced his candidacy for the
office of prosecuting attorney of the
Rowan County court.
This announcement marks the en
trance of Mr. Price in Rowan county
politics, although he was active in the
Democratic campaign two years ago.
Mr. Price is a graduate of the Uni
versity of North Carolina and took his
law course at that institution.
Mr. Price is a son of the late A. H.
Price and a grandson of Captain
W. V. Harris, also a prominent
young member of the local bar, has
previously announced his candidacy
for this office.
The first Rowan county rural
grange banquet wias held Tuesday
night at Union Grange Ijall, located
about five miles east of Salisbury.
Over 100 grange members, represent
ing a majority of the grange units in
the county, attended.
A fine program was presented.
Words of welcome were extended by
Hugh Lyerly, of Union grange. Re
sponses were made by Myron Fisher,
J. T. Graham and F. D. Patterson.
After an elaborate dinner, served by
the Union grange, an inspiring address
on grange principles was delivered by
W. Kerr Scott, state master, who was
introduced by County Agent W. G.
DISCONTINUE TWO TRAINS
Charlotte—The Southern Railway
company has applied to the state rail
road commission of South Carolina to
discontinue trains 13 and 14 between
Charlotte and Columbia, under allega
tions that these trains are being op
erated at a loss. Hearing wild be April
Who’s Who In Rowan
OFFICERS OF ROSEWOOD CAMP,
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD
George A. Fisher, consul command
B. Crump Lyerly, adviser lieuten
W. A. Baker, clerk.
J. F. Harrelson, banker.
C. L. Eagle, escort.
Grady Canup, watchman.
W. W. Fisher, sentry.
W. L. Ross, auditor.
Dr. Glenn W. Choate, physician.
Membership committee, J. W. Ride
outte, J. F. Harrelson, C. L. Eagle.
J. T. Morgan and Joe Arey. Sick com
mittee, W. A. Baker, B. C. Lyerly.
and George A. Fisher. Entertainment
committee, Leroy A. Smith, E. E.
Cruse, Rhodes Guffy, W. L. Ross and
Max Morefield. Hall committee, W,
M. Ruth, Dr Glenn W. Choate, and
F. B. Irvin.
COUPLE HELD IN DEATH
Asheville—Morris Brooks and his
wife, Mrs. Martha Brooks, are charged
with beating to death Mrs. Brooks’
child by a former marriage, Willie
Mae Mashburn, age 6. A coroner’s jury
found that the girl came to her death
as a result of neglect and cruelty.
R. C. Jennings, acting postmaster
for Salisbury during the past year, has
been appointed field inspector of farm
loans in the department of agriculture
with headquarters at Washington.
Mr. Jennings will be temporarily lo
cated at Fayetteville.
Announcement of this appointment
was made Thursday.
PATRIOTIC SQNS TO MEET
Mooresville—The quarterly meeting
of the Iredell Patriotic Order Sons of
America will be held with the Moores
ville camp Saturday night, April 2, at
7:30 o’clock. National and state offi
cers will speak.
DAMAGES OF $45,000
Clinton—Robert E. Hubbard, of
Clinton, was awarded $45,000 dam
ages from the Southern Railway as a
result of injuries received while he
was working with a signal crew in the
Charlotte yards of the defendant com
OFFICER’S SLAYER SOUGHT
North Wilkesboro—Everett Wiles,
alleged slayer of Constable Nath Wy
att, is being sought in the hills of
Wilkes county. Wyatt was shot while
he was investigating the number of a
motor alleged to have been stolen.
UNIVERSITY WOMEN TO MEET
Chapel Hill—Winston-Salem was
named as the place and April 15 and
16 were set as the dates for the fifth
conference of the North Carolina Di
vision of the American Association
of University Women at a meeting
VICE RING GETS CAR
Smithfield—Officers here arrested
members of an alleged vice ring ope
rating in this section and seized a large
sedan which was equipped with special
compartments for carrying liquor. The
car was stored in the garage of a dep
uty. The car was stolen two nights
later and officers are of the opinion
that members of the gang took the
STRANGE BUT TRUE
Marion—The number of local chil
dren in the Marion public schools is
practically the same as the entire pop
ulation to the town—including men,
women and children—according to of
ficial statistics. Authentic figures put
the enrollment of the school at 2,200
and the population of the town at
2,400. This is explained in that fact
that the bulk of the population of the
town is not included within the city
TOMMIE ELLIS CONVICTED
Mocksville—Tommie Ellis, Jr., was
sentenced to not more than 30 and
not less than 2 5 years in the state pen
itentiary after he had been found guil
ty of murder in the second degree. He
was convicted of killing Willie Bea
champ. Richard Bailey, a co-defend
ant, pleaded guilty of manslaughter
before the case was opened and turn
ed state’s evidence. He was sentenced
to serve not less than 10 nor more
than 15 years in the pen.
GRAHAM MAY BE SPEAKER
Wadesboro—Dr. Frank Graham,
president of the University of North
Carolina, has signified his acceptance
of an invitation to deliver the com
mencement address at the Wadesboro
high school on Monday, May 2. The
presentation of the diplomas will be
preceded by graduating exercises of
the seventh grade on Friday, April 29;
the baccalaureate sermon on Sunday;
and class day exercises on Monday
TUBERCULIN TEST GIVEN
Albemarle—Dr. H. F. Eason, clin
ician from State Sanatorium, started
giving the tuberculin test in Stanly
county at the Badin school. The Ro
tary club of Albemarle, in co-opera
tion with hospitals, physicians and pa
rent-teacher associations, is sponsoring
a county-wide tuberculosis clinic. Dr.
Eason will spend the next several
weeks examining all students under 15
years of age. Those who show a posi
tive reaction to the test will be given
CONGRESS MAY PAY
BALANCE TO POLICY
HOLDERS IN CASH
Rep. Patman, Of Texas,
Compiles Amounts Va
rious Counties Of States
Would Receive If Com
pensation Bill Is Passed.
NO BOND ISSUE
TO PAY 3,600,000
TO BE NECESSARY
At Least 2,500,000 Vet
erans Need Their Money
To Purchase Comforts
, And Necessities Of Life.
. Rowan county World war veteran*
would receive $693,579.60 in cash a*
the balance of their adjusted compen
sation life insurance policies, if the
bill introduced into congress to pay the
balance is enacted.
North Carolina’s total share of this
:ompensation would be $38,804,178.24
the Congressional Record shows. It
would require $2,200,000,000 to com
plete payment of the face value of the
v ctct any tcruiitaica ol tilts
A few of the counties and the
amounts veterans would receive, fol
Davidson _ 585,867.60
Stanly _ 369,843.84
Davie _ 176,084.64
Congressman Patman stated that
fully 1,600,000 veterans of the World
war need their money now, including
750,000 able-bodied men without em
ployment, 75,000 disabled veterans
ind 800,000 veterans who work only
part of the time, and at greatly reduc
The average of the policies is $1,
000, according to Rep. Patman and he
is quoted as saying chat the 3,600,000
certificates now held by veterans could
be paid without a bond issue.
SIXTY - FIVE
CENTS A DAY
Raleigh—The state highway prison
department housed, fed, clothed and
worked an average of about 4,000
prisoners through the first six months
of the current fiscal year at a cost of
65.11 cents per day for each convict,
the first semi-annual report of Sam
D. Scott, supervisor, showed here.
Total operating expenses of the
highway department were $453,584.
56 from July 1 until December 31,
From July through September the
average number of convicts in the de
partment was 3,420 and from Octo
ber through December the average
was 4,320, the report showed.
Prisoners were fed for 14.23 cents
per capita per day, and wearing ap
parel amounted to 8.86 cents each day
for each prisoner. The largest item of
expense was salaries paid guards, sup
ervisors, and specialists for medical at
tention. This was 19.20 cents per day
per prisoner. Camp supplies cost 6.01
cents and the central office 0.78 cents
per day per convict.
MRS. PICKETT FREED
Lexington—Mrs. Lola Pendleton
Pickett was found not guilty by a
jury of Davidson county men. Mrs.
Pickett was charged with the first de
gree murder of her daughter, Eliza
beth, age 6, by poisoning. "I knew
God was with me,” shouted Mrs. Pick
ett as the jury announced the decision
an hour after the judge’s charge.