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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina "
m The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of <lAU The ISlgws”
Founded 1832-100th Year_SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING* JUNE 10, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 24 Price 2 Cents
He said, "Will you be mine?”
She answered, "Yes”—
So sweetly in accord
Were they, I guess.
There was no room for doubt
That she was his;
Her answer was complete,
It did the biz.
And so the two were wed—
It is a fact
When two hearts beat as one
That’s how they act.
And what of their accord?
Oh, did it last,
Or has it gone amuck
As time has passed?
You’re wrong. They still agree *
In fact, if that could be,
A little more.
The only change is this—
Say, can’t you guess?—
She does the talking now;
He answers, "Yes.”
"I guess you’re getting a good thing
out of tendin’ that Smith boy, ain’t
Yes, 1 get a pretty good fee.
"Well, when you get paid, I hope
that you won’t forget that my Wil
lie threw the brick that laid him up.”
"Gh Lord,” prayed the flapper,
"I’m not asking a thing for myself,
but please send my mother a son-in
Little Jennie told little Bessie that
she was a "little fib,” and little Bessie
said a fib is the same as a story and a
story is the same as a lie.
Jennie—"It is not.”
Bessie—"It is too, because my fath
er said so, and my father is a professor
in a university.”
Jennie—"I don’t care if he is. My
father is a real-estate man, and he
knows more about lies than your fath
THE EXTREME PENALTY
Binks—"What is the extreme pen
alty for bigamy?”
"Father, who is that gentleman?”
asked the small boy pointing to the
Chaplain of the Flouse of Commons.
"That is the Chaplain of the
"Does he pray for the members?”
"No, Son, he goes into the house,
looks around, sees the members sit
ting and then prays for the country.”
“ When Mark Twain published a
small town newspaper, one of his sub
scribers found a spider in his copy and
wrote in to ask if finding the spider
meant luck. Twain’s reply was some
thing like this:
"Finding a spider in your paper has
nothing to do with luck. The spider
was merely looking over the publica
tion to find which .merchant was not
advertising so that he could go to that
store, spin a web across the door and
lead a quiet, undisturbed life ever af
WOULD IT BE RIGHT?
"Buy these flowers and give them
to the one you love,” said the attrac
tive young lady at the church bazaar,
"It wouldn’t be right; I’m a mar
"Isn’t it wonderful that often ver)
clever men appear to be very stupid?’
"Are you aiming at me?”
"Oh, no; you are not wthat you ap
"The man who gives in when he'i:
wrong,” said the orator, "is a wis<
man, but the man who gives in wher
he is right is-”
"Married,” said a weak voice in th<
Traffic Cop to girl—"Where’s thi
Fair Speeder—"In your eyes, yot
great, big, gorgeous patrolman.”
“Someone threw a cowardly egg a
me and it hit me full on the chest.”
“What kind of an egg is that?”/
"Cowardly egg is one that hits yoi
' and then runs.”
Mrs. Nagger (to garbage man a
she opens back door)—Am, I too lat
for the garbage?
Garbage Man—-No, ma’am. Jurm
COUGHENOUR SLATED TO
SUCCEED P. S. CARLTON
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NOT A CANDIDATE
Will Be Held In Court
house Saturday, June
11 thy 2:30 p. m.
LOOMS IN TWO
Ehringhaus Leads Guber
natorial Ticket While
Bob Reynolds Piles Up
W. Cham Coughenour will be se
lected to succeed P. S. Carlton as
chairman of the Democratic Execu
tive Committee at the Democratic
convention scheduled for Saturday af
ternoon in theN:ourthouse, according
to predictions of political observers
and those in close touch with the sit
| Reports to this effect were current
in political circles Thursday.
Mr. Coughenour, local attorney, has
manager for Cameron Morrison in the
June 4th primary. He is also a mem
ber of the board of elections and has
held several elective offices in the past.
Chairman P. S. Carlton will not be
a candidate for re-election, he advised
a representative of The Watchman
Other names mentioned as possible
successor to Mr. Carlton include: H.
E. Isenhour, T. G. Furr and Clyde E.
The convention will meet at 2:30
Saturday afternoon. Precinct commit
tees will assemble at 2 o’clock and elect
precinct chairmen for the 3 2 precincts.
Besides the election of a chairman,
the convention will also elect a vice
chairman, secretary and delegates to
the state convention to be held at Ral
eigh on June 16th.
The following were nominated in
State Senate: Hayden Clement.
House of Representatives: Walter
Murphy, J. W. Bean or George Uzzell
(third high, second primary probable).
Trial Justice of Rowan county
court: J. Allan Dunn.
Prosecuting Attorney Rowan coun
ty court: Charles Price.
Sheriff: James H. Krider or C. L.
Miller, (second primary probable).
Register of Deeds: Wm. D. Kiz
Surveyor: N. A. Trexler.
Auditor: J. E. (Pat) Haynes.
Members of the county board of ed
ucation: R. L. Lyerly, John F. Mc
Knight, W. F. Thompson or Mrs. T.
Board of county commissioners: T.
M. Byrd, James T. Graham, Ogatha
L. Linn, Curtis A. Long, R. L. Bern
United States Senator: R. R. Rey
nolds, Cameron Morrison (second pri
mary called for).
Governor: J. C. B. Ehringhaus.
Lieutenant Governor: A. H| Gra
Secretary of State: Stacey W. Wade
i Auditor: Baxter Durham.
Attorney General: Dennis G. Brum
Commissioner of Labor: A. L
Fletcher and Clarence E. Mitchel
(second primary necessary).
Corporation Commissioner: Stanley
s Insurance Commissioner: Dan C
: Boney. -
In the Republican primary Jake F
> Newell defeated George DePriest ii
the race for United States senator.
A Gold Rush-of the Unemplov**^
Scene on the South Platte River, inside the city limits of Denver, where
expert placer miners teach the unemployed how to wash, gold out of the
gravel of the river bed. They can get from $1 to $2 a day and sometimes
there’s a lucky strike.
$274,344 In Taxes
Collected By City
The total collections of taxes of the
school tax $72,061.67.
While the school budget yet
completed, payment of the city school
teachers in full was made possible
through the courtesy of an advance
payment on the Cannon Mills prop
erties in the city.
The last advertisement of city prop
erties jvas Monday, June 6; sale of
property for taxes will take place
Monday, June 13.
PLAN "RUMP” CONVENTION
New Orleans—A battle over Lou
isiana’s 20 votes at the democratic na
tional convention at Chicago brewed
as bolting party leaders prepared a
"rump” state convention which will
select a second and rival group of del
egates for the national meeting. It
was a new revolt against the control
of U. S. Senator Huey P. Long, form
er governor and self-styled "kingfish’
of Louisiana politics.
Richard S. Mandelkonr of Peoria,
[11., winner of the highest record in
the graduating class of the U. S.
Naval Academy at Annapolis.
New York—Dean Luther A. Weigle,
chairman of the administrative com
mittee of the Federal Council of
Churches of Christ in America, an
nounced that an appeal for the can
cellation of war debts and reparations
has been forwarded to the council by
50 prominent English churchmen.
With the 1932 election but a few months off, it is time for the
voters to give thought to the matter of the nominees of the differ
ent parties. We are certain the officeholders and successful nominees
in the June 4th primary face the test without fear or trembling.
Those in office have made excellent records and there is no reason
why they should not continue to serve the people in the future as in
We are confident the voters of Rowan county will fook upon
the Democratic ticket with favor because the party’s representa
tives have been so uniformly efficient, trustworthy and sane in the
past. One needs but to study the county’s history to get convincing
proof of the excellence of this service, which gives to this county a
rating high among the 100 counties in North Carolina.
We have had progressive administrations in Rowan without ex
travagance. We have maintained standards in keeping with those
set by the recognized leaders in the State, but we haven’t at the
same time, been cursed with excessive debts and bond issues. We
have an excellent health department, an efficient welfare depart
ment, adequate and modern schools, wide-awake demonstration and
farm agents, an up-to-date county home, a fine, sanitary jail, and
officers who enforce the law. Our roads, even before the State took
them over, were as good as most counties in the State provided, yet
they weren’t built and maintained with waste.
Members of the Board of County Commissioners, the men who
are really responsible for the county’s financial welfare, have been
careful of its good name, and have refused to become stampeded into
extravagance. They have given the people modern methods of liv
ing without trying to outdo every other county in the State. They
haven’t provided hardships through stinginess nor have they built
up a great county debt through egotism or jealousy.
The record speaks for itself, and we have every confidence in
the ability of Rowan people to recognize worthy service when they
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> ■ IL———
The Rowan county school system
has been allotted a total of $174,
070.21 for operating the next year in
the four main items, divided as fol
lows: general control, $6,142; instruc
tional service, $146,688.76; operation
of plant, $7,$92; and auxiliary agen
During 1932-33 Rowan county
will employ 269 teachers in the coun
ty schools. This is an increase of two
over the number for last year. Coun
ty high schools will be allotted 41
and elementary schools 228.
The appropriation for 1932-33
shows a slight decrease over the fig
ure for 1931-32. During the latter
year the state allowed the county
$174,400.94 for the operation of the
schools, and while the appropriation
has been decreased, the number of
teachers employed in the county has
been increased by two.
SEES RISE OF HOHENZOLLERNS
FREIGHTER IS WRECKED
Charlevoix, Mich.—The freighter
Morris S. Tremaine, her forward com
partments punctured 'and flooded, lay
helpless on a reef on South Fox Is
land in Lake Michigan and coast guard
lifeboats stood by to remove the crew
of 2 8 men, if necessary.
Is Under Arrest
Harry Fleisher, believed to have
played a part in the slaying of the
Lindbergh child, surrendered to De
troit police officials Thursday morn
ing. Fleisher has been wanted in con
nection with the Lindbergh kidnaping
and slaying and also Detroit Colling
wood apartment massacre.
He was accompanied by his two
attorneys and upon arriving at the po
lice station was taken immediately to
the office of Prosecutor Harry S. Toy,
but refused to answer questions con
cerning his whereabouts during , the
last few months.
HAWKS LEAVES HOSPITAL
Boston—Capt. Frank M. Hawks,
famed speed flyer, left Phillips house
of Massachusetts General hospital and
played a round of golf at the Uni
corn Country club, Stoneham, to cel
ebrate his recovery from injuries re
ceived when his plane crashed at Wor
cester airport April 7.
Chicago—Rudolph Seibert, husband
of Marlene Dietrich, German motion
picture actress, was guarded by three
detectives for four hours while he
stopped here en route from California
to New York. The watch was set at
the request of California authorities
following the receipt by Seibert of let
ters threatening kidnaping and extor
BRITISH NOBLEWOMAN DIES
London—Lady Shirley Benn, wife
of Sir Arthur Shirley Benn, died in
London. She was the former Alys Ma
rie Luling, daughter of F. A. Luling,
of Spring Hill, Ala. She and Sir Ar
thur were married in 1888.
Miss Lucylle Goldsmith of Los
winner of the ninth national orator
ical contest held in Washington.
To escape the task of carrying the
institution through the period of fi
nancial depression, E. P. Billups on
Tuesday resigned as president of Ruth
erford college, a post he had held for
five years with success.
Td^daiy, caiased" a spill in which.
R. Pou, Superintendent of state’s
on, sustained a broken hip and
ius K. Powell, a bookkeeper, two brok
en'places in a leg and also bad wounds
about the head.
TO REOPEN HENDERSON BANK
In a Tuesday mass meeting, citi
zens of Henderson pledged the $12,
000 needed for the $100,000 capital
and $20,000 surplus with which the
First national bank will reopen in July.
It was closed December 31.
SOUTHPORT MAN SHOOTS WIFE
Johnny Varnum, Southport fisher
man, shot and killed his wife on the
beach there on Tuesday, then went to
the home of Willie Fulford and shot
him several times. Varnum surrender
ed himself to the police.
. 7 NEGROES GET CHANCE
Protected by police against rumor
ed communistic demonstration, the
nation’s Supreme court on Tuesday
agreed to review the conviction and
death sentence of seven negroes ac
cused of assaulting two white girls
near Scottsboro, Ala. The argument
will be heard October 10.
DRAGGED TO DEATH BY MULE
His foot caught in the harness when
he was thrown from the back of a
mule, Monday, and Edmund W. Turn
er, 18, was dragged to death as the
frightened animal ran for a mile.
Turner was a resident of Rockingham
county near the Virginia line.
Lynn Johnson, former convict, was
killed on Wednesday by Vance Bill
ings, Wake county farmer, when
Johnson was said to have persisted
in invading the Billings home after he
had been warned to keep out. John
son finally pulled a knife out in his
effort to make his way into the Bill
ings home and Billings shot him.
Lisbon, Portugal—Former President
Bernadino Machado, who was deposed
in 1926 by Oscar Carmona, the pres
ent dictator, escaped from his resi
dence near the frontier where he had
been held as a virtual prisoner.
HITLER MAKES NEW GAINS
Schwerin, Germany—Continuing its
upward march, the national socialist
party of Adolf Hitler was notably suc
cessful in the election of a new diet
for the state of Mecklenburg-Schwer