_ —. / The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of ^All The News” ' FOUNDED 1832—100TH YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER' 16, 1932 VOL. 100, No. 7, PRICE 2 CENTS Books Open To Voters October 8th. EXTRA MEN November 7 Gen. Election Approaching Chairman Gregory Explains The Law Registration For General Election Will Continue Three Weeks, Election Board Chairman Says. Laws Regulating Eligibility To Vote Are Outlined; Heavy Vote In This County Is Anticipated Registration books will be opened Saturday, October 8, and will close Saturday, October 29, and all per sons who have not registered but are eligible or will becomfc eligible to vote in the general election Novem ber 8 will have an opportunity to place their names on the books, E. C. Gregory, chairman of the county board of elections, announced yes terday. Any person whose twenty-first birthday is on or before November ->, the day ' aftei tfac -ciectsort, will be' « eligible to cast his ballot in tlie gen eral election, Chairman Gregory said, because on his birthday he is beginning his twenty-second year. He is considered 21 years old and eli gible to exercise his suffrage, there fore, on election day. In the same way, said Mr. Gregory, any person who in/ any other way may become eligible, for instance, by completing the legal residence period required before being allowed to vote, will be allowed to register. In event the registration books close before eligible, he may register when he goes to the polls election day by explaining the situation to the regis trar at his box, said the chairman. REIDSVILLE WHOLESALE FIRM ROBBED OF 86,000 CIGARETTES The Reidsville Wholesale Grocery company was broken into Tuesday night and 86,000 cigarettes were stolen. Cigarette thefts are now ' common, police report. The thieves break seals on box cars and throw out to confederates large cases of goods. These are collected and "bootlegged” among the rural stores at prices far below market value. ’ Sun’s Total Eclipse Here is the perfect picture of the sun’s eclipse on August 31 which so many hundreds of the world’s greatest scientists failed to get due to clouded skies. This unobstructed view was had at Alfred, Maine. The picture was taken at the second of total eclipse, howing the magnificent corona. * Great Law Honor ! Mrs. Dora Shaw Hoffner, Los Angeles, graduate in law only 5 year* ago, is the new international president of Phi Delta, legal sorority, elected at the Kansas City Convention. j Succeeds Walker lawyer, assemblyman and judge, is - the new mayor of New York City ... being next in line upon the resigna tion of Mayor James J. Walker who bolted the Roosevelt hearing on re moval charges. Good Morning k * SEVEN FOOLS The man who puts only big apples on top. The man who always sees happi ness in another town. The man who believes everyone else is crooked. The man who thinks the world owes him a living. The boy who knows more than his father. The girl who can "take care of herself.” Any man who tries to match wits with God. REVISED PROVERBS Look before you cheat. Procrastination is the sign of the times. If at first you did not win, date, date and date again. . All are not girls that giggle. He who hesitates is the boss. A miss is as good as her environ ment. Love suppereth long and he that dines her must pay the pieman. . i Johnnie: Have a big time at No gales, Joe? Joe: Pretty good, but I had some trouble with one of those two bit slot machines in front of one of the sa loons. Johnnie: Yeah? Joe: Yeah. You usually put a quar ter in one and get some money out, but I put a slug in one of the dam ned things and the manager came out. "Yes,” said the boastful young man, “my family can trace its an cestry back to William the Conquer or. "I* suppose,” sneered his friend, "you’ll be telling us that your an cestors were in the Ark with Noah?” "Certainly not,” said the boaster. ’’My people had a boat of their own.” Sign in a local merchant’s show window: No business as usual. "How was your date?” “Fair to meddlin’.” _'Miss America Favorite_ (%_^_ All Philadelphia is backing Miss M Roslyn Schultz, 17, high-school girl, a to win the 1932 Miss America title a and national beauty contest at Wild- M wood, N. f. Miss Roslyn eliminated Jj 31 rivals-w the Quakertown finals. |;9 Farm Holiday Vigilants These three Farm Holiday strikers who were picketing the roads out side Omaha, Neb., to see that no foodstuff reached market in a 30 day strike, staged the above burlesque, calling it the “Spirit of 1932.” Attain Highest Speed Of All Humans *■ ',, rtj8pB8wwgrwlu. ^ . ■ jMWBSgy1" ^gjgwBBbfa. Major Jimmy Doolittle, left, and Jimmy Haizlip, right, meet at Cleveland air races the day after both had set two new world air marks.. .. Jimmy Doolittle attained a speed of 293 miles per hour, (unofficially) m his Gee-Bee Bumble-Bee plane . . . new world record, while Haizlip set a new coast to coast record of 10 hrs., 19 mins., 4-5 sc’ds .. . thus clipping 5/ minutes off Doolittle’s former record. $50,000 FAYETTEVILLE BLAZE An early Friday fire gutted two upper stories of the Lafayette hotel at Fayetteville with a loss of $50,000 there was insurance coverage. SHIP EXPLOSION KILLS 40 Forty were killed and over 70 in jured in the explosion of the boilers of a labor ferry in the East river at Nec York on Friday. The boat had just started to take laborers to an island where a new\ penitentiary is being built. Mangled bodies were tossed all directions. 'S- v K7 \ v?\ , , V ' : \ x- .XVs n $200,000,000 EMPLOYMENT FUND The president last week ordered a $200,000,000 increase in federal funds for construction projects, as problems. DOUBLE MARTINSVILLE TRA GEDY Using a shotgun, Eldon Keyes, 20, killed his wife and himself at Mar tinsville, Va., Saturday. He was be ing sought for arrest for threatening his wife. " f * A I Wanamaker's New Bride | The new Mrs. John W. Wanamaker Jr., wife of the grandson of the famous merchant, who was married at Reno, Nev. immediately after thc granting of a divorce to Wanamaker Knows No Depression ..■ I William (Billy) Snelling, 11, .of Allentown, Pa., came into possession of a chemical set and he went into the basement to experiment. . .He came out later with a high-grade blue-black permanent ink. Now he is making it and selling it at a profit r ■ News Briefs WHARTON HEADS REGISTERS The N. C. Association of Registers of Deeds was formed at Chapel Hill Saturday, with R. H. Wharton, Guil ford register, made president. THREE AUTO CASUALTIES G. A. Garrison, 3 5, Charlotte, was killed Friday night near Oxford in collision of his truck with an auto Lisdsey Davis, 10, died in Burlington Saturday morning, from Thursday night injuries inflicted by a hit and run driver. On Saturday morning at Morganton a light roadster crash ed into a tree instantly killing Ethel Ennis, 17, and seriously injuring Elsie McCall. BANDITS KILL 100 Chinese bandits wrecked a train near Harbin, Manchuria, Saturday night, killing 100, and injuring 500. Numerous passengers were robbed, and several were kidnapped for ran som. DEMOCRATS OPEN OFFICE State Democratic headquarters were opened in Raleigh, Monday by Chairman J. Wallace Wishborne. In the office will be Mrs. Nathan O’Ber ry vice-chairman, and John B. Hill secretary. AYDEN CASHIER ARRESTED Dixie McGlohon, charged with embezzling $1,700 from the Nation al Bank of Ayden, of which he was cashier before he suddenly left last March, has been arrested in. New York and is being held for federal authorities. PATROL AND STRIKERS CLASH Highway patrolmen cleared the gates to a Thomasville chair plant with tear bombs, Saturday morning, when strikers tried to prevent en trance of a truck. A child was slightly injured by one of the bombs. At midday rocks were hurled at an auto irt-which mill officials were tak ing three workmen from the plant. Twrt were arrested by patrolmen. Business Is Picking Up On Southern Idle Engines Are Repaired Four Locomotives, After Being Re conditioned At Spencer, Sent To Columbia For Service Additional Men Have Been But On In The Mechanical Department To Push Repairs A steady increase in employment at the Southern shops at Spencer has been taking place the past severeal weeks it is reported. More men are now employed in several departments than at any time in the past several years. - -For the past three weeks, business has shown a definite upturn for the better and additional forces have been called back to handle this in crease. A number of workers, who have been! in forced idleness for the past ^ noted in the mechanical department, it was reported, where mechanical re pairs are made on locomotives and rolling stock. Some of the locomotives that have been unused for many months, have been repaired, put in running condi tion and sent to Columbia, S. C. Four engines were taken to Columbia last week. H. C. Trexler, master mechanic, is in charge of the mechanical de partment of the Southern Railway at Spencer; J. D. Goodlow, storehouse department; G. L. Yingling, transfer department, and C. V. Kirkman, transportation department. STABBED THROUGH HEART Jesse Pridgen, SO, died at Kelly, Bladen county, Friday 'night, eight minutes after he had been cut through the heart by Waymon Pet erson, 21. Pridgen had just forbid den Peterson to pay further court to Pridgen’s ^daughter. Peterson is heU! for murder. FOGLEMAN IS CONVICTED Clay Fogleman was convicted of first degree murder of W. J. Carter, on May 8, near Spray, by a jury at Wentworth on Friday. He is also accused of killing Officer J. A. Rob ertson, at Spray. He will die in the electric chair. r--* Max Schmeling, German heavy weight and former world champion, returns to the U< S. for a battle with Mickey Walker, his first start since ( losifig the title to Jack Sharkey of Boston. Max thinks he can regain his crown.