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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
H The Carolina Watchman
“The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The TTews”
Founded 1832-lOOth Year SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 22 Price 2 Cents
6875Autos,880Trucks In Rowan In ’32
FUNDS FOR BACK
SALARIES TO BE
READY IN 30 DAYS
Two Months Delay Made
Necessary on Account of
Delinquent Payment Of
TO COMPLETE THE
Mayor Expresses Belief
That Sufficient Funds
Can Be Obtained From
Funds for the payment of the sal- j
aries of the city school teachers
which are about two months delin
quent, will be forthcoming within the
next 15 or 30 days, according to a
statement last night to a Watchman
representative by Mayor B. V. Hed
The salaries of the teachers of the
city schools are about two months in
arrears, it is stated. This delay has
been"occasioned by the delinquency in
the payment and collection of taxes.
"We are making a desperate effort
to complete payment of the school
budget allotment within the near fu
ture in spite of the tardiness of tax
payments,” Mayor Hedrick stated.
Mayor Hedrick said he was doubt
ful if the tax collections during the
next few weeks would be sufficient
to complete the payment of the school
budget, but expressed the belief that
funds sufficient to pay the salaries of
the teachers might probably be obtain
ed from other sources.
The school budget was set at $90,
000. The city council has paid the
school board $72,000 of this amount.
There is still outstanding $18,000 nec
essary to complete the school budget.
It was pointed out that 37 cents
out of the $100 valuation of proper
ty goes to the operation of the city
schools. This does not include the li
quidation and interest payments of the
outstanding bonds and school indebt
The city council met last night and
drafted a privilege license schedule
which will come before that body to
day for consideration and passage. All
members were present except Mayor
Hedrick who was unable to attend on
account of illness.
Trio Who Robbed j
Spencer Cafe Wed.
Officers in Spencer are on the look
out for three young men 'who held up
C W. Wallace, night clerk in a cafe,
Wednesday night and rifled the cash
register of $50.00.
The men entered the cafe and or
dered sandwiches and coca colas, but
when they were served, ordered Wal
lace to put up his hands and march to
the kitchen. While he was on his way
one of the men took the money from
the register and he and his companion
fled. A third man was waiting for
them in a car with the motor running.
Despite several shots from Wallace
and Officer Johnson, who was attract
ed to the scene by the sound of shots,
the trio succeeded in making their es
CANADA HAVING FOREST FIRES
Dispatches from Quebec indicate
that several sections of Canada are
being threatened with forest fires,
communities laid to waste and mil
lions of feet of forest timber destroy
ed. Rangers and citizens over a wide
area have been fighting the ravages
of flames for more than a week, and
new sections are threatened daily.
HERE MONDAY *
Senator Morrison, candidate for re
nomination, will speak at the Rowan
county court house Monday night at
LIFE IN 6 CHAPTERS
"Glad to meet you.”
Chapter II ___
"Isn’t the moon beautiful?”
"Oozum love woozum.”
Tourist—How is your apple crop
Farmer Brown—Fine! The highway
past my orchard is closed.—The Path
Pish—We’ll miss Smith when he
Tish—Yes, he has the only lawn
mower in the neighborhood that’s any
A lovely girl with red hair enter
ed the car and sat down beside a youth.
Youth (edging away)—"I must not
get too close or I shall catch fire.”
Girl—"Don’t be alarmed; green
wood never catches fire.”—Wall
Lecturer—Three thousand four hun
dred and 26 elephants were needed last
year to make billiard balls. Now are
there any questions?
Heckler—Yes. How did they train
tne beasts to do such delicate worn;
Boss—On your way to Smith & Co.,
you will pass a baseball park.
Boss—Yes, and be sure you pass it.
S peculation %
I ns t ability
0 ptimism -
Y OU. —Erich Brandeis.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The Governor of New York was born in the house in which he still
TiveS, at Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, on Jan. 30, 1882. He is
a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Law School. He married his distant
cousin, Anna Roosevelt, daughter of President Roosevelt's brother, in
1905; they have five children. He served in the New York legislature, was
assistant secretary of the Navy under President Wilson, Democratic nominee
for Vice-President in 1920, and was first elected Governor of New York
in 1929, re-elected in 1931.
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Custer in Bronze
This monument to General George
A Custer, famous Indian fighter
whose whole command was killed in
the massacre of the Little Big Horn
in 1876, is to be unveiled on June 22
at the general’s birthplace. New
W 1 11.. " ""*
—— —I ■ ■
Mrs. David Bruce, daughter of
Ambassador Andrew Mellon, will be
the official hostess of the American
Embassy in London.
Watchman Receives Praise
Mr. E. W. G. Huffman, May 24, 1932. |
Editor, Carolina Watchman,
Salisbury, N. C.
Dear Mr. Huffman:
In my work here as editor of publications at State College,
I have the opportunity to examine each week practically all of the
weekly papers published in the State and many of the larger
For some time I have had in mind dropping you a line to
congratulate you on the excellent press work shown by the Caro
lina Watchman. I have been deeply impressed with the clarity of
your printing and the way the type stands out so legibly on the
page. I do not believe there is another weekly paper in North Caro
lina that shows such good evidence of careful press work. Ibis
should be a source of gratification to your readers as well as to
Wishing you continued success, I am
Yours very truly,
FHJ:W F. H. JETER.
(EDITOR OF PUBLICATIONS, NORTH CAROLINA STATE COLLEGE)
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A. J. MAXWELL
Mr. Maxwell, candidate for gover
nor, will deliver an address in the Row
an county court house Tuesday night
at 8 o’clock.
DIES FROM AUTO CRASH
His light truck hitting a car which
was turning on the highway,' Clar
ence H. Graeber, 42, Concord, receiv
ed hurts from which he died on Thurs
day, May 19.
N. C. FARMERS GET MILLIONS
Farmers of North Carolina get $4,
600,000 in crop loans from the Re
construction Finance corporation
funds, or eight per cent of total
granted to date.
INSTALLS FIRST NEGRO
Shaw university at Raleigh will at
its.67tlt annual convention in Raleigh
inaugurate William Stuart Nelson, B.
D., a» the first negro president of the
institution on Tuesday morning, May
31. This university is doing a great
work in educating the colored youth.
MENINGITIS IN STATE PRISON
John Henry Smith, negro prisoner
from Winston-Salem, was the fourth
victim of meningitis in the State pris
on at Raleigh on Sunday. Other pris
oners suffering from the malady are
reported as getting along nicely.
DURHAM MAN KILLED
James Beasely, 25, of Durham, was
fatally injured Sunday morning when
his automobile collided with one driv
en by a negro. The negro is being held
under charge of manslaughter in de
fault of $1,000 bond.
Richmond, Va., is making elaborate
preparations for the United Confed
erate Veterans in their 42nd reunion
on June 21-24. The boys of ’62 will
escort the belles of ’32 at four balls
planned for the occasion.
DROWNS IN SMALL POND
Mr. and Mrs. George, Steed, Char
lotte, were drowned in a small pond
Saturday night. She and her husband
went for a boat ride at 11 p. m. and
on failure to return, search was in
NEW YORK SPEAKEASIES
Speakeasies in New York are shown
to be a part of real business, accord
ing to statistics, since three are known
to have replaced each saloon. Brisbane
says they pay six million dollars year
ly in rent, and pay employees 213 mil
lion dollars in wages.
CONFEDERATE GENERAL DIES
General George H. Hall, 87, died
Saturday night at his home in Red
Springs. He was a member of Starr’s
battery of North Carolina light ar
tillery, and won his title as command
er of the North Carolina division of
United Confederate Veterans.
FROM THE 1931
Rowan County Shows De
crease Of 5 65 Automo
biles Over The Corre
sponding 1931 Period.
NUMBER OF TRUCKS
IN COUNTY ARE
INCREASED BY 80
Mecklenburg Leads In N.
C. In Number Of Truck
Increases With 2,860 In
Rowan county citizens owned 6,
78 5 automobiles and 880 trucks on
April 1, as compared to 7,3 50 auto
mobiles and 800 trucks on April 1,
1931, it, is shown by a compilation
made in the office of L. S. Harris, Di
rector of the Motor Vehicle bureau.
The average for each of the 100 coun
ties April 1 of this year was 1,579 au
tomoBiies ana 484 trucus, as compar
ed to 2,9.86 automobiles and 422
trucks on April 1, 1931.
North Carolinians liad a total of 'T
306,339 motor vehicles at the begin
ning of this month, including 257,
898 automobiles and 48,441 trucks.
The -total number is about 34,000 less
than the 340,83 8 motor vehicles li
censed in the State a year ago. While
the number of automobiles dropped
from 298,623 a year ago to 257,898
at the beginning of this month, the
number of trucks showed an increase,
from 42,215 a year ago to 48,441 at
the beginning of this month.
The report shows that 1,650 of the
automobiles and 770 of the trucks li
censed in the State are owned by non
residents, while 656 motorcycles are
Guilford leads in automobiles with
18,660, which is a drop from 22,250
a year ago; Mecklenburg has 16,395,
as compared with 19,975 a year ago;
Forsyth has 13,53 5 now as compared
with 15,775 a year, ago; Wake has
11,400 and had 12,135 a year ago;
Buncombe’s automobiles dropped from
11,475 a year ago to 9,955 now. Gra
ham county has only 30 automobiles
and Clay only 38.
Mecklenburg leads in trucks with
2,860, increased from 2,600 a year
ago; Guilford is second with 2,620
and had 2,200 a year ago; Forsyth
has 2,350 and had 2,010 a year ago;
Wake has 1,825 and had 1,800 a year
go; Buncombe has 1,800 now and had
1,675 a year ago, while Durham has
1,265, as compared with 1,000 a year
the count is made, Mr. Harris
points out, by counting and measur
ing a stack of the cards on file in his
office and then measuring the cards*
each representing a license issued, for
each county, making the count accu
rate to a dozen or two in each county.
Wc F. Thompson
W. Frank Thompson, of Cleveland,
N. C., has announced his candidacy
for membership on the county board
Mr. Thompson is a veneer manu
facturer and is one of the leading bus
iness men of the county. He has serv
ed one term on the 'board of educa
tion and has been active in education
al work in the county for many years.
The announcement of Mr. Thomp
son brings the number of candidates
seeking election to the county board
of education to five, these being: Mrs.
T. Edgar Johnston, R. L. Vyerly, J.
F. McKnight, S. P. Leonard and W.