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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
B The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of ^All The News”
Founded 1832-100th Year _ SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 31 Price, this issue: 10 cents
Watchman Is 100 Years Old Today
Founded July 28, 1832,
By Hamilton C. Jones,
Esq., And Published
IN JULY, 1931
Interesting Sketch Of The
Century Edition Carries
The Carolina Watchman is today
celebrating jts 100th anniversary in
the publication of this Century Edi
Founded on July 28, 1832, by Ham
ilton C. Jones, Esq., The Watchman
has enjoyed continuous publication
since that date. It has the distinction
of being the oldest netjfipaper pub
lished in North Carolina.
In January, 19} 2, The Watchman
was admitted to membership in the
American Century club.
In its life, The Watchman has wit
nessed a remarkable growth and de
velopment in the city, county and
state. It has lead many of the pro
gressive movements in the city and
The history of The Watchman in
its century of existence, is the history
of a brave galaxy of editors and news
paper men; editors, who have fear
lessly fought for principles held dear,
newspaper men who have accurately
reported news of the county and state,
with neither fear or favor.
The Watchman is proud of its her
itage of 100 years. From those years
of the past, The Wa^fhman has gath
ered strength and inspiration.
, The publishers of The Watchman
believe its readers will treasure this
100th anniversary edition, not only
for any- sentiment that may be at
tached, but for its historical value.
To its readers, many of whom have
been life-long subscribers and support
ers, and who have in the last analysis
made the paper possible, this edition is
The Carolina Watchman was found
ed in 1832 by Hamilton C. Jones,
In 1839 it was purchased by M. C.
Pendleton and J. l.J. Bruner. The
Watchman was a Whig and anti-nul
lification paper, and was intended to
support Gen. Andrew Jackson in his
in io*TJ, lYir. hi unci icmtu xium
The Watchman, and traveled for a
while in the southwest, spending some
time ip a printing office in Mobile,
Ala. Returning home, he was united
in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Kin
caid, a daughter of Thomas Kincaid,
Esq. The mother of Mrs. Bruner was
Clarissa Harlowe, daughter of Col.
James Brandon of Revolutionary
fame, who married Esther Horah, an
aunt of the late Wm. H. Horah, so
long known as a leading bank officer
in Salisbury. Col. James Brandon was
the son of .William Brandon, who set
tled in Thyatira as early as 1752, and
whose wife was a Miss Cathey of that
Having married, Mix Bruner pre
pared for his life work by repurchas
ing The Watchman, in partnership
with the late Samuel W. James, in
1844. After six years, this partnership
was dissolved, and Mr. Bruner became
sole proprietor and editor of The
Watchman, which he continued tc
publish until the office was captured
by the Federal soldiers an the spring
of 1865. After a few months, how
ever, Mr. Bruner was permitted to re
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Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand
Make the pleasant seashores
Where we love to stand
Gazing at the ocean,
Also at the beach,
More so at the damsels,
Where their suits don’t reach.
Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand
Meet with our approval,
Gosh! we think they’re grand
Til we come to settle
Hotel bills and such,
Then—well, eyeing damsels
Costs too doggone much.
THAT ANSWERS THAT
"I think kissing is a lost art.”
"Then I’d say you were some art
We were embarrassed the other day
when the floorwalker reached over and
slapped the saleslady over the bargain
counter.—Kansas Sour Owl.
And then there was the poor soul
vho thought that a brick kiln was an
rish murderer.—Harvard Lampoon.
Smithers (rushing into doctor’s
waiting room): I want the doctor to
give me a prescription, quick. I’ve got
a terrible case of the flu.
Doctor’s Secretary: You’ll have to
wait awhile, sir. There’s a patient here
It has been suggested that the old
covered bridge over the Connecticut
be called the Hoover Bridge because
it is dry above, wet below and faces
both sides.—Dartmouth Jack-o-Lan
Prof.: You can’t sleep in my class.
Frosh: If you would talk lower I
could.—Idaho Blue Bucket.
"There’s a personal letter for you
at the house.”
"What did it say?”—Cornell Wid
Get no laurels.—Harvard Lampoon.
There will be slight changes in in
fants’ wear from day to day.—Dart
Byron swam the Hellespont with a
club foot, Lindbergh flew the Atlan
tic with a ham sandwich, but it took
Irving Berlin to write All Alone.—
It may be expensive to play the
ponies, but it costs more to play the
pony chorus^—^Okla. Whirlwind.
"Would you trust a man out in the
middle of a jungle?”
"Ddft’t be silly—I couldn’t trust
myself.”—Carnegie Tech. Puppet.
In modern college life the danger
line is continually being lowered.—
I STOLE THIS WISECRACK
“Where is Calvin Coolidge these
“Oh, up in North Hampton, rest
ing on his morals.”—Notre Dame
Voice of Young Lady (from ope
rating room): Cut it out! Cut it out!
CUT IT OUT! STO£!—Western Re
serve Red Cat
But after all, what is home without
a couple of mothers?—Colgate Bant
er. . d
_Last Big Push on Capitol Front_
Between twelve and fifteen thousand Bonus veterans stormed the
capitol on the closing day of Congress, their last big push which came
near getting out of control of the police. Bonus leaders as well as police
were glad when order was restored. Picture shows Police-chief Glassford
personally holding the line at a strategc point.
Dollai ^ ”r" n
Friday and Saturday, September
2nd and 3rd, will be Dollar Days in
Salisbury and Rowan county. .
This decision was reached Wednes
day morning by the directors of the
Salisbury-Spencer Merchants Associa
tion at their regular meeting.
Exceptional values at unusually low
prices will be offered by local mer
chants on these days and the buying
public will do well to take advantage
of the many bargains from the well
stocked business houses.
Dollar Days are staged each spring
and fall by local merchants and this
event is always looked forward to eag
erly by all bargain buyers.
At the meeting Wednesday morn
ing, the secretary, Mrs. W. F. Rattz,
rendered her report, which showed the
association to be in the best financial
condition in its history.
FOGLEMAN HELD IN OHIO
Clay Fogleman, wanted for two
murders in the Leaksville section’ is
to be tried in Cincinnati’ Ohio, on
auto larceny and deadly assault charg
es and the cases against him in this
state may have to wait expiration of a
prison sentence in Ohio.
MA FERGUSON IN LEAD
The Texas Gubernatorial primary
resulted in the return of a big plur
ality for Mrs. Miriam A. Ferguson
over Iheven other candidate?. She
will meet Governor Ross S. Sterling
in the second primary. "Ma” was el
ected governor of Texas in 1924.
Roosevelt Ends Cruise
Democratic presidential nominee,
Franklin D. Roosevelt, brought his
vacation cruise abroad the 40-ft.
yawl, Myth II, to a close at Hamp
ton Beach, N. H., where he greeted
50,000 New Englanders in an in
Hoover’s $4,000,000 Has
Shrunk To Mere $700,000
President Hoover’s fortune has
dwindled from $4,000,000 in 1914
when he retired from active business
to $700,000 at the present time, the
magazine Fortune asserts in its August
Mr. Hoover was making upwards of
$100,000 a year when 30 years old,
the article says. It quotes the late Dr.
David Starr Jordan, one of the pres
ident’s professors at Stanford univer
sity, as authority for the statement
that of this income $5,000 was sal
ary as an engineer and $95,000 came
Much of the president’s wealth, the
magazine article stated,, was lost in
the ventures of the International De
velopment company formed in 1920
with a capital of $2,009,000 in com
mon stock and $400,000 in preferred
stock. Mr. Hoover, according to For
tune, had invested heavily in these
ALLOT EXTENDED TERM AID
Allotment of $989,961 for extend
ed school aid in 98 counties, was
made by the equalization board. The
allotment is $510,133 less than the
GORED TO DEATH BY BULL
The lifeless body of George W.
Ray, 83, was found on the farm of
his son-in-law, north of Elkin. He
had been gored to death by an enrag
ed bull, leaving a gory path for 40
| News Briefs!
VIRGINIA CONGRESSMAN DIES
Henry St. George Tucker, 79, for
many years representative from the
10th Virginia district, died Saturday
at his home in Lexington, after an ill
ness of ten days.
TEXTILE MAN KILLS HIMSELF
Hal M. Worth, 72, former textile
mill official, died in an Asheboro hos
pital Sunday night following a self
inflicted bullet wound. Worry over
ill health is thought to have been the
cause for the act.
WOMAN HANGS SELF
Mrs. Minnie Garner Somers, of
Wikes county, ended her life Sunday
night by hanging herself to a bed post
in the hpme of her niece at Statesville.
Ill health is thought to have caused
UNION MILLS REOPEN
After having been idle seven weeks,
Union county mills of South Carolina,
began a 4-day schedule on Monday.
This includes the Monarch, Lockhart,
and Ottarary plants.
plain that its strength will be direct
ed to wet candidates for congress. The
attitude of the presidential candidate
in such matters will have but little
weight in drawing votes of the fed
ASHEBORO BOY DROWNS
Willard Foster, 21, of Asheboro,
drowned Sunday evening about 7
o’clock in a bathing pool near Sea
grove. He was with a swimming par
ty, and waded in beyond his depth,
unable to swim. He was a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Foster.
RESERVE BANKS SHOW
Withdrawals of gold from this coun
try by foreign bank of 425 million
dollars during May and June, our fed
eral reserve banks hold 942 million
dollars in gold in excess of require
ments. The reserve 'board’s monthly
report showed strength in face of loss
es sustained. M
MILLS AT HIGH POINT YET
The 24 High Point hosiery mills de
clined to«open yesterday in face of
agreement of a large number of their
operatives to return to work. Threats
of violence on part of strikers were of
such nature that the mills did not re
gard the pledge of protection against
property loss and danger to life suf
ficient. Negotiations are pending be
tween the mills and ^nployees.
HOLD WPJJLAT FOR $1.00
North Dakota farmers are starting
a movement by which they hope to
organize so that their wheat may be
held until the price reaches $1 per
bushel. It is estimated that North Da
kota's wheat crop this year may be
124,000,000 bushels, or one sixth of
the nation’s total. The farmers claim
they cannot make expenses at present
LIBBY HOLMAN READY TO
The father of Libby Holman Rey
nolds seems not to be satsfied with the
course pursued by Forsyth authorities
in probing the death of Smith Rey
nolds. He says that he is ready at any
time to produce his daughter for tes
timony before responsible tribunals,
and he insists that a definite verdict
be reached. The Cincinnati man re
gards the proceedings as irregular and
says that if North Carolina disregards
the obviosu proof of self-destruction
through methods used it will be guil
ty of injustice equaled only by that
of ancient times.
OF RATES BEING
CHARGED IN CITY
Necessities Of Life And
Wages Have Declined In
Price While Phone Rates
Higher, It is Pointed
TO REACH EARS
OF CORP. COM.
Local Manager States
Rates Are Based On
Number Of Phones And
Class Of Service.
Mayor B. V. Hedrick and members
of the city council are making an in
vestigation of the telephone rates
charged in the city of Salisbury.
Belief was expressed that the rates
were excessive, and inquiry is being
made as to rates charged in other ci
ties in North Carolina for comparison
and study. /' . rniWr
sion in the near future, it is reported,
Telephone rates were increased in
Salisbury about three years ago upon
the completion of the new telephone
building. Other commodities, it is
pointed out, have decreased in prices
while telephone rates have increased.
Clothes, food, rents, and other- neces
sities of life, have declined in price
considerably during the past several
Telephones are based on the number
of telephones in a city and the class
of service rendered, according to W.
C. Garrett, manager of the local of
fice of the Southern Bell Telephone
and Telegraph company.
The following table is presented:
Business, one-party line _$5.50
Business, two-party line _ 4.95
Residence, one-party line_ 3.25
Residence, two-party line_ 2.75
Residence, four-party line _ 2.25
Rates before moving in new building:
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Democratic Storm Center
A most recent photo of Mayor
iameS J. Walker, (Dem.) New
'ork, around whom centers a
political storm — as to whether
Presidential nominee, Governor
Franklin D. Roosevelt, remove him
from office on charges filed by the