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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
m The Carolina Watchman m
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The TTews”
Founded 1832-lOOth Year SALT®- ?RY, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 15, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 16 Price 2 Cents
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A MATTER OF TASTE
She rouged her lips.
The merest glance
Would tell you that;
There was no chance
The gaudy paste
She smeared so thick—
Alas, her taste!
She rouged her lips.
Her mother knew,
But let it pass,
As mothers do.
In fact, she, too,
Daubed lips with paste
As daughter did—
Alas, HER taste!
She rouged her lips.
There came to call
A handsome youth—
And did he fall!
He kissed her—gosh!
Then fled in haste
With puckered mouth—
Alas, HIS taste!
New Neighbor—Have you any
brothers and sisters, dear?
Margery—I had a brother, but
Margery—Yes, pa’s got Jackie and
ma’s got me.
A. D. 6000
Spiritualistic lady has just called up
her husband, who is dead:
Lady: "John, dear, is that you?”
John: "Yes, my dear.”
Lady: "John, are you happy?”
ECONOMICS AND ECONOMY
Well, it just seems that in our late
period of prosperity we paid more and
got less of things like—
Now we are going through depres
sion and we pay less and must buy
more often things like—
Rice. —Martha Megean.
Host—Then you did get here to
night, after all?
Absent-minded Professor—Yes, I
meant to forget to come but I for
got to forget it.
Nowthen—What is that steam com
ing up over the football stadium?
Afterall—Oh, that is caused by the
hot mamas sitting on the cool, damp
Crummet—Mrs. Pajam says she gets
all her cooking recipes from the ra
Swaffer—That explains it! Every
thing I ever ate at her house tasted of
When a fellow’s nerves are jumpy
And his heart is kind o’ thumpy
And he’s acting peeved and grumpy
Like a bear;
When his brows are corrugated
And he acts exasperated
And his thoughts are complicated,
When a fellow’s speech is snappy
And his manner’s quite unhappy
And his disposition’s scrappy
As a Jap;
When he slams the doors and mum
Has the fidgets, growls and grumble:
Deep and low like thunder rumble
Hold your trap.
Such a chap may rouse suspicion
Of his safe and sane condition
Due, perhaps, to mal-nutrition
In the bloke,
But allay your apprehension,
There’s no danger worthy mention,
What he needs to ease his tension
Is a smoke.
Help For Closed Banks Believed Near
OF FEDERAL AID
FOR THIS STATE
Corporation Has For
warded Blanks To Com
BANKS IN N. C.
TO RECEIVE AID
Money Will Be Loaned At
Six Per Cent Interest and
Disbursed Through Li
Gurney P. Hood, state commission
er of banks, has expressed confidence
that hitches in the way of obtaining
Reconstruction Finance corporation
loans for expediting payments to cred
itors of closed banks has been ironed
Ihe commissioner has just received
the first batch of application forms
from the federal agency, and states
that the department was in position to
expected action inside V i
At a meeting of the advlsbry bank
ing commission, Commissioner Hood
was authorized to proceed with nego
tiating the closed bank loans and im
medately submitted a test application.
The application was accompanied by a
ruling from Attorney General Dennis
G. Brummitt to the effect that the
commissioner had legal authority to
pledge assets of the banks on the same
basis as an ordinary receiver.
When nothing was heard from the
application, and South Carolina passed
a special act authorizing the pledging
of closed bank assets, the department
became apprehensive that a special ses
sion of the North Carolina assembly
might be necessary to obtain relief for
depositors from the federal agency on
account of the silence of the statutes
on the point covered by the attorney
Receipt of the application forms
were taken as indication at the hank
ing department that the way was clear,
and work was started on applications
for all banks with assets which it be
lieved the R. F. C., will accept as col
lateral. Commissioner Hood hopes
money will be loaned at six per cent
interest and will be disbursed through
the liquidation division of the banking
During the past week three candi
dates tossed their hats into the ring
for county offices. They were:
Cal L. Miller, sheriff, present in
S. A. Russell, auditor, Salisbury
business man and accountant. Mr.
Russell is a newcomer in Rowan coun
ty politics and has never held public
John E. Hoffman, at present a
member of the board of county com
missioners, is a farmer of Franklin
SCHOOL BUS FATAL ACCIDENT
; Pittsboro—Wilbur Hatcher, 15
year old Pittsboro school student, was
; instantly killed last Thursday when
the driver of the bus lost control of
the bus as it rolled backward down a
15-foot embankment. Thirty children
were in the bus, 13 of the number re
ceiving injuries. Faulty brakes is assign
ed as the cause. The state patrol is now
busy looking after testing brakes or
school buses, having found a large pel
cent of the number examined as faul
Salisbury will soon lose another leader.
Acceptance by E. J. Coltrane, superintendent for the
past three years of the city schools, of a position with the
National Education Association of Washington, forcibly
brings to our attention one outstanding thought: the high
standards our educational institutions have enjoyed the past
few years must be maintained.
Under the leadership of A. T. Allen, T. Wingate An
drews, Guy Phillips and E. J. Coltrane, the schools of our
city during the past decade have been second to none in
the state. These men have been recognized in North Caro
lina as leaders in the educational world. Honors bestowed
upon them from time to time by state institutions and or
ganizations bear out the statement. Competent, sincere, and
qualified in every respect, these men have outlined and ex
ecuted commendable educational programs. And during this
period of time, they l^ave assembled and organized a corp of
assistants and teachers of which any city might be justly
Through the foresight and vision of the city council, the
board of education and the tax payers of Salisbury, we have
erected and maintained school buildings, equipment and fa
cilities sufficient to carry on and conduct an educational
system that affords to every child the opportunity to de
velop himself into a man; a school system that any one can
In selecting a successor to Superintendent Coltrane we
have no des’re to dictate or suggest who should fill the va
cancy; we are interested in no particular individual. Our
interest is focused around one thought: that is, that his suc
cessor be a man of the type and ability of Allen, Andrews,
Phillips and Coltrane. And it is our opinion the board will
not have to go beyond the city faculty to find such a man.
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Proposed Appropriation Cuts
1. Independent Offices—Vocational education - $1,728,805
2. Department of Commerce _ 4,075,000
3. Department of Agriculture --—----- 23,088,924
4. Interior Department ----- 6,000,000
5. Justice _---- Undecided
6. Labor- Undecided
7 State Undecided
8. Treasury _ 2 5,000,000
9. Postoffice Department- Undecided
10. War Department - 20,720,000
11. Navy Department - 3,000,000
1. War and Navy Departments.
2. Bureau of Steamboat Inspecton with Bureau of Navigation.
3. Wireless enforcement division with Radio Commission.
J. All health services with Public Health Servce.
5. Retirement (veterans’ administration) with Civil Service Commission.
6. Management of all hospitals under one agency (except Indian hospitals).
7. Merge all business research bureaus under one agency.
8. Consolidate International Boundary Commission on United States and
Canada with International Joint Commssion.
9. Consolidate Board of Conciliation with Board of Mediation.
Proposed Savings By New Laws
1. Affecting veterans’ administration - .$28,000,000
2. Cut all Federal salaries over $1,000 by 11 per cent 67,000,000
3. Affecting pensions of retired Federal employes, cutting
vacations from 30 to 15 days; no civilian vacancies to
be filled _________ 10,000,000
4. Eliminate Saturday half holiday —- 2,000,000
5. Charge services of bureaus of foreign and domestic com
6. Increase final patent fee to $3 5.
7. Charge for services of Bureau of Mines.
8. Charge for Services of Bureau of Standards.
9. Radio Commission to charge for licenses.
10. Repeal employment stabilization act - 90,000
11. Kill appropriation for heating plant, Northwest Triangle ... 750,000
12. Abolish Bureau of Efficiency ---- 199,000
13. Transfer functions Personnel Classification Board to Civil
14. Abolish International Water Commission and transfer
functions to Mexican Boundary Commission.
15. Abolish Coordinating Service.
16. Abolish Army and Navy Transport Service and Panama
17. Abolish fish hatcheries and transfer to States.
18. Provide for limitation of Federal salaries.
OF CATAWBA TO
Dr. Shaeffer To Deliver
Inaugural Address For
New President Of Ca
TO BE PRESENT
President Qmwake Suc
ceeds Late Dr. Hoke;
More Than 50 Colleges
And Universities to Par
Dr. Howard R. Omwake, former
Dean of Franklin and Marshall Col
lege, Lancaster, Pa., will be installed
here Saturday as president of Cataw
The Rev. Dr. Charles E. Schaeffer
of Philadelphia, president of the Gen
ing the exercises will be those by Dr.
George L. Omwake, president of Ur
sinus College, Collegeville, Pa.; Dr.
George W. Richards, president of the
Reformed Theological Seminary in
Lancaster, Pa., and Dr. Henry I. Stahr,
executive secretary of the Board of
Christian Education of the Reformed
The president will be inducted into
office by Mr. Edgar Whitener, presi
dent of the Board of Trustees. Greet
ings will be brought by Dr. Walter
L. Lingle, president of Davidson Col
lege; Dr. A. T. Allen, State Superin
tendent of Public Instruction; Mr.
John F. Carpenter, of the College
Alumni Association and Andrew Rad
er, president of the Student Govern
A feature of the occasion will be
the conferring of the degree of Doc
tor of Letters upon Miss Willie Au
gusta Lantz, Dean of Women of the
Others who will take part in the
exercises are: the Rev. Dr. J. C. Leon
ard; Dr. Raymond Jenkins, of the Col
lege faculty; Mr. E. G. Coltrane, sup
erintendent of the Salisbury Schools;
and Dr. Guy Snavely, president of
Birmingham Southern College.
A reception in the president’s house
will be held in the evening by Dr. and
Catawba College is one of seven coL
leges of the Reformed Church in the
United States. It was founded in 1851
in Newton, N. C., and in 1925 was
moved to Salisbury. During the year
1931-1932 its undergraduate body
numbered 626. It has a campus of 81
acres and the various units of instruc
tion, administration and the dormito
ries occupy ten modern buildings built
since the transfer of the College to
Dr. Omwake was born in Greencast
le, Pa., in 1878. He was graduated
from Princeton University and at
tended the graduate school of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania. In 1930 the
degree of Doctor of Pedagogy was con
ferred upon him by Temple University
and in the same year .he received the
degree of Doctor of Literature from
Gettysburg College. He was a member
of the faculty of the Syrian Protestant
College from 1901 to 1904; head of
the Latin Department of Mercersburg
Academy from 1904 to 1908; instruc
tor of Latin and Ffench at the Peek
skill Academy in 1908 and 1909; Sen
ior Master of the Harrisburg Academy
from 1909 to 1919, when he was nam
ed Dean of Franklin and Marshal
College which position he held unti
his appointment as president of Ca
■ tawba College.
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Wadesboro—Ross, 7-year old child
of Mrs. Carrie Alexander, suffered a
broken leg and injuries to his head,
when he ran in front of a moving au
CONCORD MAN NJURED
Concord—Lewis Easley was serious
ly injured Wednesday when struck by
the motorcycle of Everett Strickland,
of Kannapolis, who is being held in
default of $300 bond.
HOGS DRUNK AT STILL
Wilmington—More than a score of
hogs were found "disgracefully drunk”
from eating mash when prohibition
officers started to destroy four stills
in the Lanes Ferry section.
PRISONERS BREAK JAIL
Charlotte—Grady Clontz and Ed.
Byars, arrested in Charlotte and serv
ing time in Wake county jail, which
is regarded as escape-proof, escaped
with Roy Salmon. No trace as to the
escapees had been found yesterday.
ROCK HILL MAYOR DIES
Rock Hill, S. C.—Dr. J. B. John
l?xz,""0rea nere of Atari •rfotHwcC l .
was president of the Peoples NationaF
bank here and otherwise prominent
in business and social circles.
As reports from various states come
in, indications point to the belief that
Governor Roosevelt, of New York,
may go into the Chicago convention
with sufficient delegates to nominate.
Political leaders in North Carolina are
stating that it looks now as if this
state will send a delegation pledged
to Roosevelt as the Democratic choice
DETOUR MAP SUSPENDED
Raleigh—North Carolina’s detour
map, issued monthly for more than a
decade, has been suspended with the
March issue, because forsooth, by the
beginning of April there were only two
or three detours to be shown in all of
North Carolina’s nearly 10,000 miles
of highway system.
FOUNTAIN WILL SPEAK
T. Fountain will deliver the literary
address at the commencement exer
cises at Blackburn school. The exer
cises at which the lieutenant governor
will speak have been set for Saturday,
April 30, at Blackburn, south of Hick
JUDGE IS COMMISSIONED
Raleigh—Judge A. M. Stack has
been commissioned to preside over the
two weeks term of mixed court call
ed for Jackson county, to begin May
23, the regular civil term having been
called off and the special term called
so criminal cases may also be tried,
Governor Gardner’s office announced.
DUKE LIBRARY ENLARGED
Durham—Duke university library
has announced the acquisition of more
than 1,200 publications contributed
by a group of benefactors toward the
enlargement of its section on forestry.
Of these, 510 titles come from Dr.
and Mrs. Joseph Hyde Pratt of Chapel
Hill, including a number of volumes
from the library of the late J. Girvin
Peters, many years associated with the
United States forest service.
BONUS PAYMENT FAVORED
Sanford—The members of the Lee
County Post 18 of the American Le
gion have formally gone on record en
dorsing the Patman bill now before
congress, providing immediate cash
payment of the remaining 50 per cent
of adjusted compensation certificates
now held by veterans of the World