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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The Thews’’
Founded 1832~100th Year SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 20 Price 2 Cents
| A1 Looks Happy
And why shouldn’t he grin, after 1
winning a few blocks of delegates in
the primaries in Massachusetts and
elsewhere? Ex-Governot Smith may
be his party’s Presidential candidate
THE ONLY WAY TO WIN
It takes a little courage
And a little self-control,
And some grim determination
If you want to reach the goal.
It takes a deal of striving
And a firm and stern-set chin,
No matter what the battle,
If you really want to win.
You must take a blow or give one,
You must risk and you must lose,
And expect that in the struggle
You will suffer from the bruise.
But you mustn’t wince or falter
If a fight you once begin;
Be a man and face the battle—
That’s the only way to win.
"Does beauty fade away, Mama?”
"Well, why doesn’t my governess
fade? I heard Daddy, tell her she was
"She’ll fade away tomorrow, dear.”
BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
A man said—"Have you seen these
new lie detecting machines?”
"Seen them! My Gosh, I married
A friend dropped in to see a fin
ished picture by the great animal
painter. The animal painter took some
raw meat and rubbed it over a paint
ed rabbit in the foreground.
"Why do you do that,” asked his
"Why, you see,” explained the art
ist, "a rich woman is coming to look
at this picture today. When she sees
her pet poodle rush up to the canvas
and smell the rabbit, she’ll get excit
ed and buy it right away.”
I’LL BE THERE, TOO!
She—We are going to give the bride
He—Count me in. I’ll bring the
Did you ever stop
To think that this old
World offers to a man
Just about what he
Will take graciously?
But the great trouble
With so many of us
Is that we take more
Than we are
Entitled to. However,
I have noticed that
A man pays for everything
That he gets.
He may own a mint of
Money, but that money may
Have cost him years of
Anguish caused/by a
The honors that are
Often heaped on a man
May not be worth the
Sleepless nights which
But at the same time
The man who pursues
A course of proper
Living, always considering
The rights of his fellow
Man, is likely to receive
His blessings as a reward.
In other words, what I am trying
To say is that if you
Take your reward before
You have earned it, the
Cost is going to be more
Than it’s worth.
■ Doesn’t civilization include kind
ness of heart, too? '
TO CONFIRM OR
Trial Is Scheduled For
Today In Sup. Court;
Three Law Firms Rep
BELIEVED TO BE
George M. Lyerly will probably
plead guilty to the charges of forg
ery and embezzlement lodged against
him in superior court today when his
cases are called.
Reports to this effect were current
Friday on the streets and in legal cir
cles. Ffowever, they were unconfirm
Stahle Linn, one of the attorneys
for Mr. Lyerly, when approached on
the subject by a Watchman represen
tative, declined to either deny or con
firm the reports. Mr. Lyerly’s defense
counsel consists of the law firms of
Stahle Linn, Hudson and Hudson and
Woodson and Woodson.
True bills have been found in all
cases against Mr. Lyerly by the grand
jury.. He stands indicted on five
counts: one for forgery and four for
The state will contend, it is under
stood, that Mr. Lyerly, while tax col
lector for the city of Salisbury, em
bezzled funds of the city over a pe
riod of ten years.
Although the superior court crim
inal calendar has been progressing
slowly it is believed the cases against
Lyerly will be tried today.
On account of the prolonged ses
sion of the criminal docket, the civil
calendar will not begin until Wednes
day of next week.
The counts are as follows:
1. Forgery of a tax receipt of Sal
isbury Coca Cola Bottling Company.
2. Embezzlement of $592.96 taxes
paid by Salisbury Coca Cola Bottling
3. Embezzlement of $400.00 taxes
paid by Salisbury Morris Plan Com
4. Embezzlement of $1,248.95
money collected for the city of Sal
5. Embezzlement of $467.95 mon
ey collected for the city of Salisbury.
Other cases tried by the Superior
court so far this term are as follows:
The cases against W. C. Lowery
and Fred Moore, charged with man
slaughter in connection with the death
of Oscar Culp, were nonsuited. The
tragedy resulted from an automobile
accident between Rockweir and Gran
ite Quarry some time ago.
The jury in the case against W. T.
Bell charged with seduction was un
able to agree and a mistrial ordered.
Friday was spent in the trial of Olin
Everhardt, charged with seduction
under promise of marriage of a young
woman from East Spencer.
The Watchman is making its ap
pearance one day late this week in or
der to carry the list of delinquent tax
payers which was awarded this paper
by the county commissioners last
The county commissioners, in order
to permit each tax payer the last day
allowed under the law to pay taxes,
postponed advertisements until Fri
day night. Delay of publication was
made necessary in order to carry the
_It’s a Pity Her Name Isn’t Mary_
The lamb’s name is Willie and he doesn't follow her to school unless
he’s dragged And her name isn’t Mary, it,’s Cecilia Lawrence of Atlanta,
Georgia Otherwise it’s. alL just like the old poem
OF BABY LINDY
No new developments had been an
nounced in the hunt for the slayers
of Charles A. Lindburgh, Jr., at the
time The Watchman went to press
Briefly summarized, the following
events have developed:
1. Discovery of the body of Baby
Lindy 5 miles from Colonel Lind
burgh’s estate by a negro truckman
May 11th. Body in badly decomposed
2. Positive identification of the
child by clothing and personal char
3. Nation-wide man hunt for the
slayers instituted by police.
4. President Hoover orders all law
enforcement agencies to press search
for the slayers until they are appre
3. Body of baby cremated after
6. Baby killed by two blows on
head, autopsy revealed:
7. Belief expressed baby had been
killed shortly after kidnaping.
BRIDGES HEADS PRISON BOARD
Edwin B. Bridges, pardon commis
sioner under Governor A. W. Mc
Lean, was on Friday named by Gover
nor Max Gardner as chairman of the
state prison board to succeed J. W.
Bunn who has resigned to run for the
Princess Elizabeth, daughter of the
Duke of York and granddaughter of
King George V , celebrated her sixth
birthday recently Unless a son is
born in the royal line Elizabeth may
l>ecome Queen of England.
Spry at Eighty
=— ■ jg^'^y- ,=
Edwin Markham, famous poet,
celebrated his eightieth birthday re
cently by reading from his poems be
fore an audience which packed New
York’s lareest concert hall.
To Run Close
Though revenue collections for the
general fund of 'the state aggregated
$15,273,722.01 for the first 10 months
of the curreryt fiscal year, an increase
of more than $3,250,100 over the
corresponding period a year ago, the
state still faces a minimum indicated
deficit of $2,800,000 June 30.
A. J. Maxwell, commissioner of rev
enue, released the monthly financial
statement without comment.
It showed collections for April as
$438,477,017 compared with $374,
918.26 in the same month of 1931.
Henry Burke, assistant director of
the budget stood the total 10 months
receipts were about $3,500,000, to
$4,000,000 below the original estimat
ed revenue for the general fund for
Highway fund receipts on the other
hand are holding close to the original
estimates, Mr. Burke said with a 10
months total this year of $18,091,
172.17 or an increase of $1,837,610,
over the same period last fiscal year.
FILE AT RALEIGH
Filing Time Expired April
22 nd For Candidates
Seeking State or Nation
G. O. P. TO HAVE
ONLY ONE CONTEST
IN JUNE PRIMARY
George W. Depriest And
Jake Newell Seeking
Many Democratic Con
A total of 54 Democrats and 26
Republicans are named on the offi
cial list of candidates with the state
board of elections for the nomina
tions for the 25 senatorial, Congres
sional and state offices at stake in the
The right to enter the election is
subject to the June 4 primaries and as
filing time expired April 22 for pri
position. Only Jake Newell, the par
ty convention’s nominee for the sen
ate, faces an opponent under the state’s
mandatory primary law.
The official list of candidates fol
United States Senate.
Democratic—Tam C. Bowie, of
Jefferson; Frank D. Grist, of Raleigh;
Cameron Morrison, of Charlotte; Ar
thur Simmons, of Burlington; Rob
ert R. Reynolds, of Asheville.
Republican—George W. DePriest,
of Shelby; J. F. Newell of Charlotte.
The number indicates the district.
The last name appearing in each' dis
trict is that of the Republican candi
1. Lindsay C. Warren, of Washing
ton; John B. Respess, of Washington.
2. John H. Kerr, of Warrenton; B.
B. Howell, of Tarboro.
3. Charles L. Abernethy, of New
Bern; Rivers D. Johnson, of Warsaw;
H. B. Ivey, of Goldsboro.
4. Edward W. Pou, of Smithfield;
L. P. Dixon, of Siler City.
5. Frank W. Hancock, Jr., Oxford;
L. L. Wall, Winston-Salem.
6. Charles L. Van Noppen, Greens
boro; J. Clyde Ray, Hillsboro; Charles
T. LeViness, Greensboro; William B.
Umstead, of Durham; Norman A.
Boren, Greensboro; James N. Umstead,
Durham; Bruce H. Carraway, High
Point; William I. Ward, of Graham.
7. J. Bayard Clark, Fayetteville; J.
M. Byrd, of Coats.
8. J. Walter Lambeth, Lexington;
A. H. Ragan, Thomasville.
9. Robert L. Dough ton, Laurel
Springs; P. P. Dunlin, Statesville.
10. A. L. Bulwinkle, Gastonia;
Charles A. Jonas, Lincolnton.
11. Zebulon Weaver, Asheville;
Crawford P. James, Marion.
Democratic—J. C. B. Ehringhaus,
Elizabeth City; Richard T. Fountain,
Rocky Mount; Allen J. Maxwell, Ral
Republican—Clifford Frazier of
Democratic—A. H. Graham, Hills
boro; Denison F. Giles, Marion; David
P. Dellinger, Cherryville.
Republican--Boone D. Tillett, Char
Secretary of State
Democratic—James A. Hartness,
Raleigh; Stacey W. Wade, Raleigh.
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Will Play Abroad
Helen Jacobs, next - to - the - top
American woman tennis player,
sailed for Europe to take part in
tournaments in Germany, France and
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600 BALES COTTON BURN
Fire in the American Cotton mills
warehouse at Gastonia destroyed 600
bales of cotton before it could be
brought under control.
SUCCUMBS TO TRAIN HURTS
Death came Friday in an Asheville
hospital to A. J. Keller, 78, Hot
Springs farmer whose truck was hit
three days before by a freight train.
HIGH POST FOR TAR HEEL
Col. Harley B. Ferguson, army en
gineer native Tar Heel stationed at
DIES AT CROSSING
Southern train 34 hit the coupe of
Miss Esther Fisher, 40, of Landis, at
a grade crossing near China Grove,
Saturday, inflicting fatal hurts.
SENATORS GET ASSIGNMENTS
Recent resignation of the Louisiana
senator from certain committees has
resulted in Senators Bailey and Morri
son being advanced to commanding
committee assignments, the former on
military affairs, and the latter on na
N. C. STUDENT FEDERATION
With 60 delegates present from the
colleges of the state the N. C. Federa
tion of Students was in annual session
in Greensboro last week. Haywood
Weeks, of the state university, was
YORK GETS 30 YEARS
Convicted of the second degree
murder of Jim Burrus, Mt. Airy taxi
driver, Clarke York was given on Fri
day the maximum sentence of 30
years in state’s prison by Judge T. J.
Shaw in Surrey Superior court at Dob
GOES TO FEDERAL PRISON
A1 Capone, noted gangster, has fail
ed in his fight to get a new trial or
re-hearing and the 11-year sentence
imposed upon him is to be served in
the Atlanta federal prison. It is said
that Al shed tears of self-pity when
the news was broken to him.
MOVE INGERSOLL’S ASHES
The ashes of Robert Ingersoll, the
noted agnostic who died July 21, 1899,
at the age of 66 years, were removed
from New York on Wednesday for
final interment in the Arlington cem
etery at Washington City.
ARE HUNTING DAUGHTER
Mr. and Mrs. D. U. Lilly, of Mount
Gilead, have asked the press of the
state to help them find their daugh
ter. Mrs. Mary Lilly Busby, who was
last heard from in Salisbury, February
20, 192 5. The parents are getting old
and are anxious to hear from their
Claiming that $450,000,000 per
year can be saved by restricting vet
eran compensations strictly to those
injured in war service, Archibald
Roosevelt of the national economy
committee, last week asked President
Hoover to take a determined stand
for reduction in compensation totals.