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Rowan County Ranks 17 th In Trade Valuation
Average North Carolin
ian Spends About Six
Tenths As Much At Re
tail Stores As The Aver
age Person In The U. S.
The 1930 census included for the
first time a survey of wholesale and
retail trade in the United States by
states and counties.
North Carolina’s total amount of
retail trade was $744,140,000 or
$234.21 per inhabitant as compared
to the United States retail trade per
inhabitant of $407.53.
Rowan county ranked 17th among
the counties of North Carolina with
a retail trade per inhabitant of $232.
At the beginning of 1930 there were
nearly thirty thousand retail stotes in
North Carolina. They did a total bus
iness in 1929 amounting to slightly
more than 744 million dollars. Sales
per store averaged nearly twenty-six
thousand dollars. Retail purchases per
inhabitant averaged ‘two hundred and
thirty-five dollars. North Carolina
ranked forty-first in retail purchases
per inhabitant. The average North
Carolinian spends about six-tenths as
much at retail stores as the average
person in the United States, the na
tional average being four hundred and
seven dollars that year.
Pasquotank county leads the state
with a retail trade averaging $437.23
The 744 million dollars of retail
__* i r> n _ J*
kiauv m kiiw aiait. m i ✓ >» aj uia
tributed as follows:
Group of total
General merchandise_ 25.96
Automotive group _ 18.40
Food group _ 17.93
Apparel group - 5.13
Lumber and building _ 4.60
Furniture and household_ 3.86
Restaurants, etc__ 2.37
Country general stores_ 10.88
All others_ 10.71
Secondhand stores _ .16
Total __ 100.00
The sales at country general stores
include much food and general mer
chandise, so that the percents spent
on the first four groups above actual
ly are larger than shown. “All other”
stores include radio, hardware, drug,
cigar, coal, wood and ice, and jewelry.
There are shops in New York which
sell nothing but sheet music for pianos
and they do a big business. Despite the
radio, there are thousands of pianos
still in use in homes in New York.
We Know We Can
Do It Right!
TAYLOR MATTRESS CO. I
Phone ... 6
j Every Job Guaranteed.
Shoes rebuilt the better way. All
kinds of harness, trunk and suitcast
Phone 433 113 E. Innes St.
JOHN R. FISH, Agent
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
207 Wallace Building Phone 400
Salisbury, N. C.
"The Good One”
Launderers and Dry Cleaners
Phone 24 114 West Bank St.
One Day Service
DR. CHAS. L. CRUSE
Hospital Splendidly Equipped for
Dogs Clipped and Bathed
Hospital 648 Residence 614
605 N. Main St. Salisbury, N. C.
=T CITY and COUNTY
g IVEWS BRIEFS
MRS. C. A. EDDLEMAN
Mrs. C. A. Eddleman, aged 63, died
at her home near Salisbury Thursday
night, after an illness extending over
several weeks. The funeral took place
from Ebenezer church Saturday morn
ing at 11 o’clock. Interment was in
the church cemetery.
Surviving is the husband, three sons
and four daughters. Her mother, Mrs.
A. W. Kluttz, one brother and two
sisters also survive.
At a recent meeting of the Salis
bury-Spencer Merchants Association
Edwin Earle, Jr., was re-elected pres
Other officers are: S. Holmes Plex
ico, re-elected first vice-president,
Herman Kennerly, second vice-presi
dent, Victor Yost, re-elected treasur
er and Mrs. W. F. Rattz, who was
again chosen as secretary.
Little Boy Safrit, of Kannapolis,
will meet Billy Burkett, of Roanoke,
Va., in the main bout tonight at the
Strand theatre. The card calls for these
fighters to mix it up for 10 rounds.
Both boys have fought Baby Stribling
in recent bouts and have given good
accounts of themselves.
In addition to the main event sev
eral snappy preliminaries have been ar
C. L. Burkett, assistant chief of the
Salisbury Fire department, received his
diploma at the state tire school held at
Asheville the past week. Mr. Burkett
attended the 1929-30 and 1931-32 fire
Miss Mavis Fricks, of Salisbury, who
s a senior at the Appalachian State
reachers College, will receive her de
cree at the commencement exercises
>f that institution today.
Dr. N. W. Walker, dean of the
school of education at the University
of North Carolina, will be the com
FLOUR TO ARRIVE SOON
The county’s quota of Red Cross
flour will be shipped within a few
days, according to R. E. L. Niel, sec
retary of the Salisbury Chamber of
Mrs. Mary O. Linton will have
:harge of the distribution of the flour
:o the needy lamihes ol the city and
tounty. The -Red Cross, Associated
charities and the Salvation Army will
:o-operate in the distribution in order
:o see that those actually in need of
flour will be supplied.
Fred Overcash, of Landis, was fat-:
illy injured Saturday when struck by
i Southern passenger train.
He was immediately brought to the
Salisbury hospital where it was learn
ed that he was badly crushed about
the face and chest.
The deceased was a young man of
anly 18 years of age. He is survived
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
E. Overcash, of Landis, and three sis
NEW TAXI SERVICE
The Shaw Transfer company, for
the past 15 years engaged in the trans
ter Dusiness, announced the operation
of a new taxi service for Salisbury and
The new company will use modern
NEW ICE CREAM PLANT
Dan Nicholas has begun operation
of his new ice cream plant for Salis
bury. The concern has its plant at 839
South Main street and its retail stores
in the downtown section.
The most modern of equipment has
been installed and production is go
ing forward daily under the new man
ager, H. T. Ott-, of Spartanburg, S.
C. The capacity of the new concern
is 500 gallons of ice cream per day and
a number of people are employed in
WILL NOT ENTER CAMPAIGN
Clyde E. Gooch, judge of the Row
an court, has declined to enter the
race for state senate on the Democrat
By Mr. Gooch not entering the race,
inly two candidates are active in the
Democratic nomination. These are E.
W. G. Huffman and Hayden Clem
MRS. ELLA CAUBLE
Mrs. Ella Cauble, aged 57, died
Sunday morning in the Lowery hos
Funeral services were held Monday
afternoon from the Summersett Fun
eral home. Dr. Arch Cree, of the First
Baptist church, officiated. Interment
followed in the Chestnut Hill ceme
No immediate members of the fam
ily survive the deceased.
TO OPEN SATURDAY
Brookdale, the new 9 hole golf
course, located at the old country club,
will open Saturday, May 7.
For the past week workmen have
been engaged in putting the course in
shape. It is now ready for use and the
public is invited to attend the open
me course is to oe puDiic ana any
one may play for the payment of a
small green fee.
JUDGE CARLTON SPEAKS TO
Hon. Pritchard S. Carlton, a native
son of Duplin county, will deliver the
annual address at the closing of the
Warsaw High and Graded Schools,
Tuesday night, May 3, at 8:00 o’clock.
Mr. Carlton is a native of Duplin
county, a graduate of Warsaw High
School and Wake Forest College, and
is now a distinguished member of the
North Carolina Bar and is located in
Salisbury. Many honors including ser
vice in the State Legislature and ser
vice in the judiciary have come to him
since he left his native county; but
we dare say few greater pleasures have
come than he will experience when he
delivers the annual address in his old
high school. At least it will be a gen
uine pleasure to his many friends and
relatives to have him on this occasion.
The Journal joins with the commun
ity in extending a cordial invitation
to the return of this distinguished na
tive son.—The Duplin Journal, War
saw, N. C.
MRS. J. M. WALTON
Mrs. J. M. Walton, aged 74, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S.
F. Kesler, of route 7, this county, Sun
day morning, after an illness of some
Funeral services were held Monday
afternoon at Calvary Baptist church.
Rev. Percy Bloxman officiated, and
interment followed in the Bethel cem
Surviving Mrs. Walton is five chil
dren and two brothers.
TO INVESTIGATE DEATH
A jury composed of J. Lee McCarn,
Charles Hoover, Jr., H. F. Hulin, A.
L. Curry, Joe Cecil, and B. C. Phil
pott, all of Lexington, has been or
dered to investigate the death of Dr.
Jake Sowers, prominent Lexington
physician, who was killed in a Sun
day auto crash.
John W. Linker, aged 65, commit
ted suicide Sunday morning at his
home on the old Gold Hill road, two
miles below Rockwell.
He placed a 12 gauge double bar
reled shotgun in his mouth and pull
ed the trigger. The shot tore away
the top of his head and death was
Sheriff Cal Miller and Coroner Dr.
W. L. Tatum were called to the scene
of the tragedy and after viewing the
body no inquest was deemed neces
sary. No reason for the tragedy could
be assigned by the members of the
MRS. R. L. RAMSEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena
Tlantrmcnn itncotr tirltA A1 f*A in Qil_
r- -J , — — — — -
isbury hospital were conducted from
the First Presbyterian church Mon
day afternoon. The services were in
charge of the pastor, Rev. Marshall
Woodson and interment followed in
the Chestnut Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Ramsey had been in ill health
for some weeks and during the past
two weeks had been confined to the
Salisbury hospital for treatment.
Mrs. Ramsey is the wife of Dr.
Robert L. Ramsey of this city. Sur
viving is a husband, a mother, Mrs.
W. C. Costner and a brother, Emmett
G. Thompson, all of this city.
HEADS NAZARETH HOME
Ray P. Lyerly, former sheriff of
Rowan county, will succeed Rev. W.
H. McNairy as superintendent of the
Nazareth Orphans home at Crescent.
The change to become effective Sep
Mr. Lyerly has long been active in
the work of the home and is thor
oughly familiar with its numerous
problems and duties.
The new superintendent will be in
r e The Republican Slogan
Is the Democratic Answer
“You Can’t Fool All the People
All the Time”
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(The Democratic Bulletin—Wash., D. C.)
uutucu mw uiiiL-c uu iiiuidud)', -rxug
ust 4th, the d^e of the home’s 26th
anniversary and picnic. He will as
sume the duties of his new office on
SALISBURY BOY IS HONOR
Sam S. Wiley, student at Davidson
college, was recently tapped for mem
bership in the Delta circle of Omicron
Delta Kappa, national honorary lead
Wfley has long been active in the
religious life of the campus, is a mem
ber of the student council, is presi
dent of the honorary fraternity coun
cil and will deliver the class day ora
MAY 30 th CELEBRATION
The annual Emancipation Day cel
ebration for Virginia, North and South
Carolina will be held at the Living
stone Park, May 30th, under the aus
pices of the Price Post of the Am
The celebration will open with a
monster parade at 11 o’clock in the
morning. The parade will be led by
Charlie Johnson, a veteran of 10 years
service. Formerly, he was commander
of the local colored post.
Immediately after the parade, ac
tivities at the park will begin. The
speaker of the day will make his ad
dress in the afternoon.
Popular amusements, such as a sham
battle, baseball game, and track con
tests have been arranged. The main
event of the day will be a prize fight
between two former ex-champions.
Seats have been arranged for white
people and they are cordially invited.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lyerly and
family of Faith, and Mr. and Mrs. C.
R. McCorkle and family visited at J.
S. McCorkle’s last Tuesday evening.
Mrs. N. K. Fulham of Mooresville
is ^visiting this week at Mr. C. L.
Mrs. W. A. Patterson spent last
Sunday in Hickory visiting her daugh
ter, Miss Evelyn Patterson, who is in
college at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Patterson Grange held its regular
weekly meeting Saturday night.
The friends of Mrs. J. A. Ketchie
will be sorry to learn that she is ill
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Litaker, Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Albright and Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. McCorkle attended the Golden
Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hall
at their old home near Bear Poplar
One of the best encouragers is si
lence—also exasperation—is to discov
er that your supposed auditor is not
listening to what you say.
A man who has enough work to
do, so that every day there is some
left over, ought to be happy, but he
seldom knows it.
May 13 th
2 days and one night in New York
Here is your opportunity
to visit New York
Special Round Trip Pullman Rates:
Lower berth 1 passenger-$7.7 5
Lower berth 2 passengers $4.25 each
Upper berth 1 passenger-$6.2 5
Upper berth 2 passengers $3.50 each
Lv Salisbury 4:40 pm, May 13th
Ar New York 7:00 am, May 14th
Lv New York 3:30 pm, May 15th
(Daylight Saving Time)
Make reservations early and pur
chase tickets in advance
SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM
DO YOU KNOW
That 8 hours of undisturbed rest are re
quired to keep you in good condition?
In case you have the 8 hours, but not the
mattress, or in case your old mattress needs
TAYLOR MATTRESS CO.
Every job guaranteed
A premium included with every job of
mattress renovating this week
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MIDNIGHT SHOW THURSDAY NITE 11:30
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