The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The TS[ews” Founded 1832-100th Year SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 21 Price 2 Cents 81 TO GRADUATE FROM CATAWBA; LARGEST CLASS Institution To Hold Sev enty-ninth Commence ment Exercises Next Week. DR. HOLTON, OF DUKE, SPEAKER FOR OCCASION Many Expected To Be Present For The Annual Alumni Dinner Monday Evening. The seventy-ninth commencement of Catawba college will take place on May 24. The class this year numbers eighty-one graduates and is the larg est in the history of the college. -1 and Mrs. Howard R. Omwake in their spacious and beau tiful home. On Sunday, May 22, the Reverend Richard C. Schiedt, Ph.D., Sc.D., Marshal college, will deliver the bac calaureate sermon in the college chap el. Dr. Schiedt is an outstanding the ologian and an accomplished scholar. In the evening at the Brodbeck Con servatory of Music a recital by Em ily Wilkins, pupil in expression, and Pearl Marshall, pupil in piano and voice, will be given. On Monday, May 23, at 10 a. m., there will be a tennis tournament. In the afternoon at 3 o’clock, there is a meeting of the Alumni association and at 4 o’clock the class day will be held. In the evening at 6 p. m., about three hundred alumni are expected to re turn for the annual Alumni dinner. John C. Carpenter, president of the Alumni association, will preside. Af ter this dinner the Blue Masque, the dramatic organization of the college, will present Sir James Barrie’s most famous and popular comedy, The Ad mirable Crichton. The annual commencement will oc cur on Tuesday, May 24. The speak er for this occasion is Dr. Holland Holton, professor of the history and science of education, of Duke Uni versity. Dr. Holton is a nationally known authority in his field and a speaker of brilliance and power. The public is cordially invited to be present at the baccalaureate service, the class day, the play, and the com mencement. Good Morning RESOLUTION Some day next week, Or maybe next month, I am going to find an hour Without duties; And during that hour I am going to retire to a place Without a telephone Or a typewriter Or a callers’ chair Or a book or a radio. And during that sixty minutes Of freedom I am going to think! I wonder what it will be like! Perhaps the unwonted exercise May produce a real poem, Or a real essay or criticism, Or scheme for consecutive And logical work; Or I may go to sleep from exhaustion After thinking for five minutes— In any case it will be a great gain! SHE’S BEEN FELT! The girl with die most sex appeal in all America is "Miss "I must see the doctor today—I don’t like the looks of my wife.” "I’ll come with you—I can’t bear the sight of mine,, either.” HE’S EASY TO PLEASE Judge: "Prisoner, have you any thing to say before I pass sentence?” Prisoner: "No, Your Honor, except that it takes very little to please me.” HE WAS FRESH; SHE GAVE IN! "Was he fresh?” "I’ll say—I hadda slap him three times before I gave in!” WEATHER PERMITTING Golf Novice (after her first stroke) : "When do I use the putter” Instructor: "Some tine after dark, I hope.” "Does your husband ever take your little hand in his?” "Yes, and twists it until I drop the gun.” Boss (hiring new typist)—What’s your speed? Fair, Young Applicant—On type writer or in a roadster? Bayne—Say, doctor, my girl has sore feet. What would you suggest? Doctor—Rubber heels. Bayne—What with? Wife—Robert. Hypnotist—Yes, dear. | Wife—I wish you would come here I and tell baby he’s asleep. _Will She Be First to Wed?_ At Wellesley College for women, tradition is that the girl who wins the annual hoop-rolling contest will be thf first bride of her class. Mijdred Marcy of Newton Lower Palls. Mass.. »s this year’s smiling winner . ■> Tam C. Bowie To Speak At County Court House Today use®* ■ TAM C. BOWIE Tam C. Bowie, of West Jefferson, N. C., candidate for United States Senate on the Democratic ticket from the 12th Congressional District, will speak to the citizens of Salisbury in the county court house at 2:00 o’clock today. Mr. Bowie has the reputation of be ing an able speaker and at his address this afternoon will discuss his plat form and current issues of the day. I . .- "'1 News Briefs > * $25,000 SMITHFIELD FIRE A $25,000 fire at Smithfield, Sat urday, burned the branch plant of the Texas Oil Company and a filling station. FALL IS FATAL A fall from a ladder used in paint ing his home was fatal in Washington, D. C., Saturday, for Arthur C. Ly srly, 47, native of Rowan county, $50,000 FIRE AT CONCORD Loss of $50,000, two-thirds cover id by insurance, was made at Concord, Friday, by a fire which virtually wip id out the Niblock lumber company. BURLINGTON BANK REOPENS The National bank, of Burlington, apened its doors Monday as successor to the First National bank which closed early in the year. ands were injured in a hurricane which swept the tip of the state of Annam, Indo-China, last week. HOLD 3 FOR SHOOTING Jack Thomas, Elwood Johnson and Lawrence Armstrong were bound to the higher court in preliminary trial at Chapel Hill, Friday. Thomas, rec ently taken in New York, was named by Ashby Penn, university student, as the man who shot him as Penn aided in an effort to arrest four men for an attempted robbery. Robert Thompson is the man not yet caught. P. & N. To Renew Fight For Extension Through Carolinas Despite the final decision handed down from the United States supreme court, officials of the Piedmont & Northern railroad have definitely de cided to renew the fight for the right to extend their line through North and South Carolina, according to cur rent reports. The case, only recently argued, was brought before the highest tribunal on a writ of certiorari directly from the district court, seven steam rail roads joining with the Interstate Commerce Commission in asking that the lower court be sustained. In reviewing the case, the supreme court held that the P. & N. is engag ed in general transportation of freight and passengers in interstate commerce and, therefore, came within the inter state commerce act. Continuing the court said: "The petitioner’s railway is of such importance in interstate commerce and renders a service so predominantly de voted to the handling of interstate freight in connection with steam car riers, and competes with steam trunk lines in such manner, that in view of the declared policy of the act we can not hold it an 'interurban’ railway within the exemption of the transpor tation act of 1920.” The decision of Justice Roberts de tailed the history of the litigation from the time it was first brought to the southern courts, and consumed nine typewritten pages of legal stationery. Officials of the company said as soon as they receive the petition of the supreme court denying the right of the electric line to build proposed ex tensions without the permission of the Interstate Commerce Commission, that they will immediately begin con ferences looking to the future policy of the railroad in the attempt to build new links that has already extended over a period of years. N. C. LEADS IN HOSIERY Producing 33,000,000 dozens, N. Carolina lead the nation in hosiery production in 1929, the census shows. Pennsylvania was second with 32, 000,000 dozens. However, the Penn sylvania product was valued at $216, 000,000 and North Carolina’s only $76,000,000. Registration Books To Be Open One More Saturday, May 21 One more Saturday remains on which voters whose names are not on the county registration books can register to vote in the primary, June 4, E. C. Gregory, chairman of the election board, announced recently. On Saturday, May 21, registrars will be at their respective polling places to register anyone eligible. On other days, voters who have not registered must go to the homes of the regis trars in order to have their names en rolled upon the registration books. Saturday, May 28, is challenge day and no registration will be accepted that day. Any voter who has lived in the state one year and the precinct four months is eligible to vote. In event he has moved from one precinct to an other within the last four months, he must return to the voting place of his former residence to cast his ballot. If he has lived at his present home more than four months, however, he must have his name transferred to the registration book of the precinct in which he now resides. No new registration has been order ed, the chairman pointed out, and all voters who voted in the 1928 election or subsequent elections, including the 1930 election and municipal elections since that time, are eligible to vote. Heir to Billion John D. Rockefeller, Third, grand son of the oil magnate, as he appeared in court where he served as juror in a petty larceny case Is Candidate For Education Board Mrs. T. E. Johnston, for many years prominent in state educational work, Thursday announced her candi dacy for membership on the county board of education. Mrs. Johnston’s entrance followed the announcement by Mrs. E. W. Burt, present member of the county board of education, that she would not seek re-election. Friends of Mrs. Johnston prevailed on Mrs. Johnston to enter the race af ter the withdrawal of Mrs. Burt, feel ing that the board of education should not consist solely of male members. Mrs. Johnston’s candidacy, it is stated, has been placed in the hands of friends. Mrs. Johnston was formerly a mem ber of the state department of educa tion, the teacher training department of the state and is now a member of the state board of vocational training and also a member of the Catawba college faculty. Mrs. Johnston is a daughter of Prof. R. G. Kiser, for many years superin tendent of the Rowan county schools. DRINKS POISON AT PLAY At play in the home, Saturday morning, Marion Watford, 5, of Win ston-Salem, drank from a bottle of oil of wintergreen. She died later in the day from its effects. 33 DEMOCRATS, 2 REPUBLICANS, PAY HUNG FEES Midnight Is Zero Hour For Rowan County Can didates To Enter Races. JUNE PRIMARIES TO BE WARMEST IN COUNTY’S HISTORY Expect G. O. P. Conven tion To Officially File Notices With Board Of Elections Today. Thirty-five candidates have filed notice of their candidacy with E. C. Gregory, chairman of the Rowan county board of elections, for the va rious county offices. licans, all the candidates are demo crats. Following is a list of the candidates: State Senate Hayden Clement. T. D. Brown. E. W. G. Huffman. State Legislature J. W. Bean. George Uzzell. W. D. Graham. J. W. Rideoutte. Kent Umberger. Sheriff Cal L. Miller. J. H. Krider. James McKenzie. Trial Justice P. S. Carlton. J. Allan Dunn. Prosecuting Attorney Charles Price. W. V. Harris. Auditor J. E. Haynes. S. A. Russell. Register of Deeds W. D. Kizziah. W. H. Crowder. County Commissioner H. E. Isenhour. R. L. Bernhardt. O. L. Linn. D. M. McLean. Curtis A. Long. T. M. Byrd. C. M. Henderlite. C. L. Neel. J. T. Graham. John E. Hoffman. (Please turn to back page) ! ‘’Alice” is Now “Doctor of Letters” I ■__kI teg. . Hi 9 Nicholas Murray Butler of Gohunbia University. Mrs. Uar&reaves is 80.