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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The ]S(ews” '
Founded 1832-lOOth Year SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 6, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 19 Price 2 Cents
A PROSE POEM OF SPRING
Some day we may no more feel the
beauty of the springtime. Some
day we may no longer thrill to
the caressing touch of the soft
winds.
Some day our steps may lag, not
quicken, treading over new
spring grass. Some day our eyes
may be too dim to see the dog
wood and the violets—Some day
we may be old.
But today — today! — the blue-gray
skies, the blossom-crowned hill,
the varying tints of green, the
glorious newness of the light,
hold the years at bay -and in this
May’s flowering loveliness, youth
is with us still.
"Ha, ha,” roared Alkali Joe. "Last
night I saw you making love to your
wife. Why didn’t you pull down the
blinds?”
"Haw, haw yourself,” snorted Lefty
Lew. "I wasn’t even home last night.”
"Boys,” said Mrs. Newlywed, "I
have a wonderful home, good job,
and the finest wife in the country.”
"You wouldn’t be happy if your
wife wasn’t in the country,” said a
henpecked looking individual.
’TIS UNBELIEVABLE!
"George, you’ve been working for
me quite a while, and you have done
a lot of over-time and done a lot of
things you have never been paid for.
I’d like to give you a little Christ
mas present. Which would you pre
fer, a ton of coal or a gallon of whis
ky?”
''"Boss,” said George, "I burns
wood.”
A ^school teacher was cashing her
■monthly pay check in the bank. The
Teller apologized, giving her old bills,
saying:
"I hope you are not afraid of mic
robes.”
"Not a bit of it,” replied the school
teacher. "No microbe could live on
my salary.”
The old grouch had a son in Yale.
At the end of the first year, the son
came home exalted. He stood second
in his class.
"Second,” said the old man. "Sec
ond! Why didn’t you stand first?
What do you think I’m sending you
to Yale for?”
The young man returned the sec
ond year determined to stand first,
and at the end of the year went home
triumphant and announced his stand
ing to his father who looked at him a
few minutes in silence, then shrugged
his shoulders and said:
"At the head of the class, eh? Well
Yale can’t be much of a university
after all.”
HOW RIDICULOUS!
Congressman Johnson, of Indiana,
called an Illinois Congressman a jack
ass. The expression was unparliamen
tary and Johnson was called down for
an apology.
"I withdraw the unfortunate word,
Mr. Speaker, but I insist that the gen
tleman from Illinois is out of order.”
"How aim I out of order?” yelled
the man from Illinois.
"Probably a veterinary surgeon
could tell you,” answered Mr. John
son.
IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
A sheet of paper, I,
Once wholly white,
Unmarred by smeary scrawls
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What hope I fondly held
That time might bring
Some mark to make of m«
A treasured thing!
I might have held the thoughts
Of sage and seer;
The flaming words of love
Might make me dear;
I might have given form
To lilting lay,
To history that lives
An endless day.
What might I not have been
To bring me fame?
’Twould be enough to bear
A shining name.
But only might have been!
Alas! Too true!
’Twas mine to sink to this—
An I. O. U.!
SUPT. COLTRANE RESIGNS
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SUPERIOR COURT
CONVENES FOR A
2-WEEKS SESSION
Total of 59 Criminal Cas
es Docketed Tor Trial In
Superior Court Next
Week,.
C. W. BRADSHAW
TO BE TRIED ON
MURDER CHARGE
Fifteen Liquor Cases To
Be Disposed of By Court;
John Thompson Indicted
For Rape.
The Rowan county superior court
convenes Monday for a two weeks ses
sion.
The first week will be devoted to the
trial of criminal and divorce cases
while civil cases will be heard the sec
ond week.
There are 59 criminal cases docket
ed for trial. Liquor violations predom
inate with a total of 15 cases.
Several cases charging capital crimes
are scheduled^ C. W. Bradshaw is
charged with murder while John
Thompson will be tried for rape.
The cases against George M. Lyer
y, former city tax collector, charging
:mbezzlement, are set for the first day
)f court, Monday, May 9th.
Other felonies include:
'W. T. Bell, seduction; Jake Brown,
issault with a deadly weapon; Tom
my Hicks, carnal knowledge; while a
number of breaking and entering and
larceny and receiving cases, are dock
1
Following is a summary of the crim
inal docket:
Liquor violations -15
Larceny - 4
Breaking and entering .. 2
Abandonment - 4
Rape - 1
Carrying concealed weapon - 1
Worthless checks - 1
Embezzlement - 2
Manslaughter- 1
Murder- 1
Accessory as to the fact - 1
Incest-1
Reckless driving - 2
Seduction-_ 1
Assault with deadly weapon - 4
Simple assault - 1
Sci fa sureties- 3
Carnal knowledge- 1
Non support - 1
Presentment - 1
Criminal assault - 1
Violation hospital law - 1
Resisting arrest - 3
Assault on female - 1
Nuisance - 1
D. W. D. _ 1
Bastardy _ 1
Violation electric appliance law — 1
The civil docket is jammed with cas
es, about ten being scheduled for tria
each day.
GOLF TOURNAMENT
TO BE HELD AT
NEW COURSE SAT,
Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock
John Bulla and Pitts Hudson, hot!
members of the country club goll
team, will meet Frank Lloyd and D
C. Dungan in a 9 hole golf tourna
ment at the Brookdale links, locatec
on the sight of the old country club.
The new course will be open for th<
public for the first time since th<
country club moved to its new loca
tion. The links have been put inti
splendid condition and a close matcl
between the two teams is expected.
The new management will presen
the winners of the tournament wit!
half ,a dozen golf balls.
The public is invited to witness th
tournament.
Medal for Nurse ®5
Miss Annie Warburton Goodrich,
Dean of the Yale University School
of. Nursing, honored by the Nurses’
Convention for her work.
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»ll°3 "t"'1*3 Weep 1
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General Smedley D. Butler, U. S. j
Marines, Retired, who is a candidate •
for election as Mayor of Philadel- j
phia, where he was once Chief of
Police. i
Bob Reynolds
To Speak Here
Monday Night
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R. R. Reynolds, Asheville attorney
and candidate for U. S. Senator on the
Democratic ticket, will speak here at
the court house Monday night at 8
o’clock in behalf of his candidacy.
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R. R. Reynolds
In addition to the address of Mr.
Reynolds, the committee in charge has
arranged an interesting musical pro
gram. The Spencer Glee Club will ren
der several selections, and arrangements
have been made to have Mrs. Lillian
Rozzelle Knebel sing.
Mr. Reynolds will spend the week
end in Salisbury and on Saturday night
will go to Kannapolis to address the
citizens of the towel city.
Mr. Reynolds is one of four men
Seeking the nomination for the U. S.
Senate.
Lost ‘‘Many Millions”
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Percy A. Rockefeller, nephew of
John D., told a Senate committee that
he won back only $550,000 of the mil
lions he lost in stocks.
G, 0. P. County
Convention To
Be Held May 7
Republicans of the county will as
semble in t>he county court house Sat
urday at 2 o’clock to nominate candi
dates for the various county offices.
Robert H. McNeill, attorney in
Washington, and native of Wilkes
county, will be the principal speaker.
•The Republicans plan to nominate a
full ticket of candidates for county
officers and the convention business
will be centered around that work.
Who s Who In Rowan
OFFICERS FOR THE NORTH
CAROLINA CONFERENCE FOR
SOCIAL SERVICE ARE:
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Mrs. W. B. Waddill, President, Hen
derson.
S. H. Hobbs, Jr., 1st Vice-Presi
dent, Chapel Hill.
N. C. Newbold, 2nd Vice-Presi
dent, Raleigh.
J. S. Holmes, Treasurer, Raleigh.
Miss Gertrude Weil, Secretary,
l Goldsboro.
DIRECTORS FOR THE CONFER
: ENCE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Mrs. John H. Anderson, Raleigh.
Kemp D. Battle, Rocky Mount.
Mrs. T. W. Bickett, Raleigh.
Mrs. Andrew Blair, Charlotte.
Will A. Blair, Winston-Salem.
Mrs. W. T. Bost, Raleigh.
Roy M. Brown, Chapel Hill.
A. W. Cline, Winston-Salem.
Dr. G. M. Cooper, Raleigh.
Dr. W. C. Davison, Durham.
C. B. Hoover, Durham.
Rev. W. L. Hutchens, Thomasville.
Leroy Jackson, Asheville.
Mrs. Mary O. Linton, Salisbury.
Mrs. Thomas O’Berry, Goldsboro.
Dr. W. S. Rankin, Charlotte.
Judge W. M. York, Greensboro.
RESIGNATION
IS ACCEPTED BY
SCHOOL BOARD
Mr. Coltrane To Become
Associated With Nation
al Education Association
Of Washington, D. C.
COMMITTEE TO
RECOMMEND NEW
SUPT. IS NAMED
Will Remain In Salisbury
Until July 1; Was Head
Of City Schools For 3
Years.
E. J. Coltrane, superintendent of
the Salisbury City Schools for the past
three years, tendered his resignation to
the school board at its meeting Thurs
day night, effective July 1.
The resignation was read to the
members of the board by Chairman
Stahle Linn, and accepted with regret.
The meeting was held at the Frank
B. John school on Ellis street and was
the regular meeting for the month.
Following the acceptance of the res
ignation of Mr. Coltrane, a committee
composed of Stahle Linn, chairman;
Sam Carter, H. P. Brandis, A. G.
Peeler and D. J. Butler, was appoint
ed to investigate and recommend to
the board a successor to Mr. Coltrane.
Mrs. B. V. Hedrick. C. S. Morris.
E. L. Heilig and W. O. Ryburn were
appointed to prepare an acknowledg
ment of the fine work of Mr. Col
trane and present it at the next
meeting of the board.
Mr. Coltrane resigned as superin
tendent of the city schools in order
to become associated with the Nation
al Education Association. He will have
headquarters in Washington, D. C.,
and will do research work on the pos
sibilities of radio as an educational me
dium.
The committee to recommend a suc
cessor to Mr. Coltrane will canvass the
educational field in this state before
reporting to the board. The leading
educators in the state, it was indicat
ed, will be consulted in this matter.
SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED
Durham—Dr. W. P. Few of Duke
university announced James Grafton
Rogers, assistant secretary of state,
will make the commencement address
at Duke university this year. Dr. Jos
eph Fort Newton, co-rector of St.
James Episcopal church, Philadelphia,
will preach the commencement ser
mon. The exercises begin June 5.
FAYETTEVILLE MAN, SUICIDE
Despondency over lack of work is
thought the cause of the suicide of
W. Thomas Jones, formerly utilities
superintendent at Fayetteville and Lex
ington. He was found dead Sunday
night in a gas-filled bathroom in his
Fayetteville home.
NEW HOSPITAL
FOR SALISBURY
IS ASSURED
Salisbury is soon to have a new hos
pital. Donations from Burton Craige,
of Winston-Salem, Mrs. W. R. Craige,
of New York, Mrs. Lyman Cotton and
Miss Mary Henderson, of Salisbury,
bring the amount to date to $50,000.
The doctors of the city have receiv
ed the new movement with much en
thusiasm and have pledged themselves
for $11,000. As soon as the balance
of $60,000 is received, the Duke Foun
dation will be approached in the hope
that a sizeable sum will be obtained to
assist in the building of the hospital.
Later, a personal appeal is to be
made to every person in Salisbury for
a donation. Contributions may be sent
to Mrs. Lyman Cotton, Stahle Linn or
Bryce Parker Beard.
$25,000 KINSTON FIRE
An early Saturday fire did $25,000
damage to two Kinston business hous
es, origin of the blaze not yet being
determined.
NEGRO DIES IN THE CHAIR
The electrocution of Dudley Moore,
19, Davidson county negro, was made
on Friday. He had confessed the mur
der of Mrs. Jacob Berrier.
OHOSKIE INDUSTRY BURNS
Loss of $20,000 resulted in the
burning of the Ahoskie ice plant last
week. It was the town’s oldest indus
try.
11 PRISONERS ARE FREED
Eleven state prisoners were grant
ed paroles by Governor Max Gardner
on Monday and clemency was denied
to 33 others seeking freedom.
DIES IN CAR WRECK
A roadster he was driving near
Newton, Sunday, turned over and kill
ed Hubert Lail, 18, and injured Avery
Sipe, owner of the car.
PUBLISHERS NAME OFFICERS
Howard Davis, of the New York
Herald-Tribune, was last week made
president to head the officers of the
American Newspaper Publishers asso
ciation.
DIES FROM CAR INJURIES
Injuries received in an automobile
wreck a week before, were fatal Fri
day to Rally Gilliam, 18, Forest City.
He had been unconscious since the
crash.
KILLED AS CAR HITS TREE
Harry J. Hitt, 5.0, freight agent,
: died within 20 minutes, April 28, af
Tmd then oil xhc OftartJfrtL
Concord road.
CHATHAM FARMER, SUICIDE
Propping a borrowed shotgun
against a tree and pushing the trigger
with a forked stick, Luther W. Par
tin, 54, Chatham county farmer, kill
ed himself last week. Cause for his
action is not known.
THE STATE MUSIC CONTEST
The 13 th annual state high school
music contest, taking place at North
Carolina College for Women, Greens
boro, on Thursday and Friday, finds
more than 2,000 boys and girls tak
ing part.
THOUGH 1 ViGllM ur iivaun
Picked up in a dying condition near
the Landis depot, Saturday night, Fred
Overcash, 16, is thought to have been
hit by a train. He died in a Salisbury
hospital that night.
HAUSER BATTLES FOR LIFE
John Henry Hauser, 82, of Davie
county, sentenced to die for killing
his son-in-law last May, is in a Win
ston-Salem hospital fighting for his
life with a serious attack of pneumo
nia. Slight chance is given for recov
ery.
GIRL DIES IN CAR ACCIDENT
Instant death came to Helen Mc
Donald, 14, of Hope Mills, Sunday
night when a car driven by her fa
ther went over an embankment be
tween Carthage and Pinehurst and ov
erturned in Juniper lake. A sister had
a broken arm.
APPEALS NEVADA SENTENCE
Sentenced to die in Nevada’s lethal
gas execution chamber for the murder
of a bootlegging associate, Everett T.
Mull, Morganton man, will have his
appeal for commutation argued be
fore the Nevada Supreme court this
week.
MAIL CARRIER IS SHOT
Three negroes are held at Windsor
as suspects in the shooting of B. V.
Cowan, Bertie mail carrier. He was
seriously injured trying to stop thieves
who were taking his car early Sunday
morning. They fired on him from the
machine as it got vtnderway.
DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA MEET
In their state convention at
Greensboro last week, the Daughters
of America, auxiliary of the Junior
order, named Mrs. Lois V. Hollings
worth, Charlotte, as state councilor
and picked Kernersville for 1933 meet
ing.
    

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