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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina '
The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a‘Summary of ^All The T^etus” y~
FOUNDED 1832—100TH YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER, 23, 1932 • VOL. 100, No. 8. PRICE 2 CENTS
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Rowan County Fait Begins Monday
Clyde Hoey To Speak Here Oct 4th.
Will Award Long
List Of Prizes
Attractions Include HoYse And Auto
Races, Fireworks, Shows And
Exhibits Of Best Farm Products And
Stock Will Be Placed On Dis
play For Premiums
The Rowan county fair begins
Monday at Maple Grove park and
continues through Saturday.
Elaborate plans have been made to
have this year’s fair program excel
any previous event of this type in the
The fair catalog lists hundreds of
prizes and premiums to be awarded
for the best in farm products and
' other musical ami show talent.
SrKhft! r.fiilHrpn will admitfpH
to the grounds free Tuesday.
W. P. McCanless, owner, and Paul
Whitlock, secretary, are in active
charge of the fair.
Arrangements have been made to
accommodate the huge crowds which
always attend these annual festivals.
Many hundreds from neighboring
towns and counties are also expected
to be in attendance.
OPENS NEW GROCERY STORE
R. L. Lyerly and L. B. Beck are
opening a new grocery store in the
building known as the Owen place
The new owners are trading under
the name of Central Cash Store.
16,177 ROAD PRISONERS
In 67 camps the state highway de
partment handled 16,177 prisoners in
the year ending June 30. The aver
age daily population was 4,163.
BURGLAR FOLLOWS INSTRUC
TIONS IN NOTE—GETS $15.00
When a burglar broke into the
home of Mrs. Elizabeth Boston, Hav
erhill, Mass., recently, he found a
note on the kitchen table telling
Mrs. Boston’s daughter that $ 15 had
been hidden in a bedroom.
\ The man followed instructions and
escaped • with the money.
Private Wm. D. Lord. U. S. Army
"Miracle Man" who claims to have
control of his subconscious mind in
performing 12 separate mental tests
at the same time, has willed his brain
Sa Cornell University at his death.
One of the best ways for a fellow
to build up confidence in a woman is
to teach her jujutsu.
To be the thing we seem
To do the thing we deem
Enjoined by duty;
To walk in faith, nor dream
Of questioning God’s scheme
Of truth and beauty.
"I beg your pardon, sir, but what
is your name?”
"Name?” echoed the indignant
"Don’t you see my signature on
“I do, sir,” replied the clerk.
"That’s what aroused my curiosity.”
Doc: I’m sorry to say you have
some terrible unknown disease that’s
Lady: Oh, doctor, couldn’t you give
me a ^ice name for it by my next
bridge club meeting.
Gushing Clerk: That coat fits you
like a glove, sir.
Purchaser (dryly): So I see. The
sleeves cover my hands.
"Don’t let that poor boy be out
upon that log,” howled the heroine.
"No. I never saw such people,” re
turned the villain.
Fond Mother: And why don’t you
want to be President?
Child: ’Cause Capone made that
much a day.
There was a discussion denouncing
the evils of prohibition.
First toper: If the Lord had meant
us to drink water, He would have
never have put fishes in it.
Second toper: Yes, and think of
thii', if water rots your boots, what
will it do to your stomach.
"Do they have any restrictions at
"What is it?”
"Don’t get caught.”
Speakeasies are breaking up the
home, and Prohibition agents are
breaking up both.,
I understand that Mayme won the
prize at the costume ball the other
night; what did she wear
She wore some of the lingerie her
friends gave her for Christmas.
Dejected Lover: Is there no hope
Object of Passion: I dunno. What’re
you hoping for? \
"You brute! Never kiss me that
"A mere slip of the tongue, my
Hear.”—Ohio State Sun Dial.
Guide: And this, gentlemen, is the
famous Wailing Wall.
Traveling Journalist: Well, where's
the sob sisters? *
Oscar: You say your wife used to
be a beautiful woman?
Oswald: Yes, but she got over that.
I’m a self-made man.
That relieves some one of an Un
pleasant responsibility, s
First: Where’s my golf socks?
Second: The ones with eighteen
"What do you do?”
"I make honey.”
"I thought bees made honey.”
"Not my honey.”
Lindy and Ann in Pure Silver
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These new portraits busts in pure silver, oi Col. and Mrs. Charles A
Lindbergh have been added to the Lindbergh Collection at the lefferson
Memorial Building in St Louis. They are by the Japanese sculptor, Shinzo
Fi&unara, and awarded in commemoration of their flight to the Orient
Program For Saving
Salt Lake City.—More than 10,
ta^xnacle to hear
Franklin D. Roosevelt, democratic
presidential nominee, deliver his rail
Roosevelt, introduced by Governor
George Dern of Utah, launched im
mediately into his prepared address.
The nominee frequently vTas inter
rupted with applause as he enunciat
ed his "cure” for 'ills of the nation’s
transportation system and when he
digressed for a few moments to pro
mise that he would act upon the sil
ver question, one of paramount im
portance in Utah and other far west
The six points of the Roosevelt
1. Preliminary development of a
national transportation policy.
2. Thorough overhauling of fed
eral law affecting railroad receiver
ships and all kinds of public utility
3. Regulation by Interstate Com
merce commission of competing
4. Elimination of non-paying mil
eage and revision of strict interpre
tation of policy of enforced compe
5. Conclusion of proposed consoli
dations which are lawful and in pub
6. Regulation of "railroad hold
WATAUGA DEPUTY SHOT
J.' C. Farthing, Watauga deputy,
was badly wounded with a buckshot
load in his body when he attempted
to arrest a negro, Raiph Horton, at
Boone, Saturday night. A ' posse
headed. Horton and his brother, Nor
wood, off as they tried to cross the
Tennessee line. Ralph Horton was
killed and -Norwood Horton wound
ed. The latter is held for the wound
ing of the deputy.
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KILLED IN CAR’S WRECK
A car overturned in Rockingham
county early Saturday as two Dan
vijle youths were returning from the
Leaksville fair. Norwood Hatcher,
21, was killed. Willard Ligon rolled
free anr was unhurt. ’ _
RUSSELL BEATS CRISP
Georgia’s Governor Russell last
week won the Democratic senatorial
nomination over Congressman Char
les R. Crisp by a big majority.
FOREIGN LEGION DISASTER
Over 100 French foreign legion
naires were killed and 100 hurt in the
derailment of a troop train in Algo
ria last ueek. Authorities suspect the
wreck due to criminal activities.
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Miss Dorothy Hann, Camden, N
J is “Miss America” for 1932. She
was awarded the annual beauty title
in the final judging at Wildwood,
N J„ in a field of forty beauties
from all parts of the U S.
MEDICAL SCIENTIST DIES
Sir Ronald Ross, who discovered
the anopheles mosquito carries ithe
germs of malaria and thus brought
about control of a world-wide scour
ge died in London on Friday, age 75.
FIND BOY'S SKELETON
The skeleton of Coy Goins, 17,
missing since May 21, when he was
sought in the investigation of the
murder of James Beliah, aged miser
near Ayersville in Rockingham coun
ty, was found last week in a deep ra
vine. It- is thought he committed
LEGION PICKS VIRGINIAN
Louis A. Johnson, Clarksburg, W.
Va., but a native of Roanoke, Va.,
was picked Thursday by the Ameri
can Legion, in national convention
at Portland, Oregon, as ^ommander.
The Legion voted 1,167 to 109 for
immediate payment of the bonus. Mrs
A. S. Blackburn, Versailles, Ky., was
made president of the national wom
an’s auxiliary to the Legion.
SOCIALISTS NEED 7,000 NAMES
The Socialists, who are trying to
get 10,000 signatures asking inclu
sion of the party’s presidential can
didates on the official N. C. ballot,
still lack about 7,000 names. The
party has until September 78 to se
cure the required names.
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LAMB HELD FOR MURDER
Benny Lamb, arrested for the slay
ing near Hertford of Linford Chap
pell, August 1, was held without bond
for higher court on Friday. Chap
pell’s wife said her,husband' left with
Lamb 20 minutes before the -shot was
N. C. DEFICIT A MILLION
General, highway and agricultural
expenditures of the state all exceeded
receipts, the state ended the last fis
cal year with a net deficit of $1,019,
322 in operating expenses. Expendi
tures totaled $53,327,718 and receipts
COLLEGE LIBRARY BURNS
Damage of $25,000 or more was
done by a September 15 fire to the
library of the Woman’s college of
the state university, Greensboro. The
100,000 books were not touched by
fire but suffered an undetermined
damage from water. Origin of the
fire is not known. It was discovered
at 3 a. m.
GERMANY LEAVES ARMS MEET
Germany will not take part in the
forthcoming international disarma
ment conference, she announced last
week. It is regarded a further move
of the government to secure the right
to equal arms with other nations.
LEAGUE FIGHTS BONUS
-The National Economy league on
Friday declared strong opposition to
cash payment of the bonus as de
manded by the American Legion con
vention. It declares payment would
impose an intolerable financial bur
den on the nation.
DUBOIS MYSTERY SOLVED
The mysterious disappearance of
Mrs. Edith Dubois, of Tuckahoe, N.
Y., was solved at Plymouth Friday
in the finding of her body buried in a
concrete crypt in the basement of a
home occupied by her husband under
an assumed name. The body was
founjd five hours after Charles Du
Bois, the husband, had1 killed himself.
He is thought to have murdered
ALEX SHUFORD DROWNS
' A. Alex. Shuford, 5 3, industrial
leader and head of the Shuford mills
organization at Hickory, N. C., was
drowned Saturday afternoon at Vir
ginia Beach. The drowning was
thought to have been due to a heart
attack, although life guards said it
was accidental. Mr. Shuford has
rented a summer cottage and was at
the beach with his family. 7
DIES OF POISON DOSE
William V. Worth, 56, died in
Greensboro Sunday, from a poison
dose he intentionally swallowed five
days before. He left notes saying it
was the best way out of his troubles.
> CANDLER MAN SUICIDE
Distracted by ill-health, Thomas
R. Watts, Candler, slashed his throat
with a pocketknife, September 15,
and then plunged to death-in a pool
of water near the base 'of Mt. Pisgah.
HANES STRIKE ENDS
The week-end strike of 900 em
ployes of the Hanes hosiery mill, of
Winston-Salem, ended Friday with a
return to work. No boost in wages
CORNELIUS VETERAN SUICIDE
Mazon Westmoreland, 34, war
veteran, was found shot to death in
his Cornelius home, Friday. Author
ities said it appeared suicide.
GRADE CROSSING KILLING
A northbound Southern train hit
the. automobile of Bascomb Sorrell,
Charlotte, at . a King’s Mountain
grade crossing, Friday, severely in
juring his and killing John J. George,
Democratic Campaign Is Getting
Definitely Underway As Election
Speakers List Includes Doughton,
Bailey, Reynold,s Ehringhaus,
Murphy And Others.
Clyde R. Hoey, Shelby lawyer and
known as the silver tongued orator
of the south, will open the Rowan
County Democratic campaign Tues
day night, October 4, at the court
house, according to an announce
ment made by Ross M. Sigmon chair
man of the Rowan county Democra
tic Executive committee.
A number of other speakers of
state and national importance have
been scheduled to make addresses here
in the fall campaign in behalf of
Rowan county democracy. These
include: R. L. Doughton, congress
man from this district; J. W. Bailey,
United States Senator; R. R. Rey
nolds, Asheville attorney and demo
cratic nominee for the. U. S. senate;
J. C. B. Ehringhaus, democratic gub
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several out of state speakers, of nat
ional prominence, will be invited to
oeak also at Salisbury b
close of the campaign.
Gene Tunney, former heavyweight
champion of the world, who is sche
duled to speak in Charlotte shortly
before the election November 8, and
who is campaigning in behalf of the
democratic national ticket, will pro
bably be invited to speak in Salisburv
it was stated. Should he speak in
Charlotte, it is believed the chances
are good to have him also come to
Salisbury. At '■the present time,
Tunney is in Paris with his wife who
is ill, but he is expected to return to
this country immediately upon be
ing assured of his wife’s recovery.
Walter Murphy will conclude the
campaign in Rowan county on the
night of Nov. 7, on the eve of the
election, with an address in the coun
SIX KILLED IN GUN BATTLE
Four gangsters and two officers
were killed in a battle in a thicket
near ^Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Sunday,
when 17 peace officers rounded up
the gang who shot and killed a wom
an on September 2 as she drove along
a highway. A third officer was
OTEEN POSTOFFICE LOOTED
Yeggmen beat open the safe in the
Oteen postoffice ' near Asheville early
Sunday and secured over $1,000 in
Still Mrs. Rudy Vallee
Over the phone from Reno, Fay
Webb Vallee learned that she still
loved her “Vagabond Lover” hus
band and radio crooner so they long
distantly kissed and made up. “Just
a foolish quarrel and so senseless,"