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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The TSlews”
FOUNDED 1832—100TH YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER, 30, 1932 - VOL. 100, No. 9, PRICE 2 CENTS
Car Loadings Rise To The Highest
Point Reached During The
Heaviest Business In Months Report
ed By Larger Houses Over Uni
ited States, Survey Shows
A steady rising tide of retail buy
ing spurred business activity the past
ten days and resulted in encouraging
gains in employment, car loadings,
and miscellaneous manufacturing
Stimulated by aggressive advertis
ing and promotion campaigns, some
larger stores began to augment their
sales staffs for still greater business.
Department stores in the last fort
night reported the heaviest business
in many months, attributed to more
favorable public psychology ai(jd a
general policy of pushing "bargains.”
Federal i Reserve .figures showed sates
in the first 16 days of the month at
only 16.9 per cent under those of
the corresponding period of last year
compared with a loss in August of 24
Such trade indications as car load- |
ings, commercial and banking fail
ures, bank clearings, and employment
also were gradually closing the gap
to the levels of a year ago.
Although the course of stock
prices is not usually considered a
good barometer of business couditions
the persistent rise in prices at this
has done more than anything else to
_ restore confidence and promote busi
The rise has enabled banks to liqui
date frozen loans; it has made new
credit an’d added millions of dollars
to the country’s potential purchas
ing power. The parallel rise in com
modity prices has helped many farm
ers to pay off mortgages and to re
sume purchases of necessities.
Rail Outlook Better
Developments in the railroad in
dustry, one of the most important in
the country, have had considerable
influence on general busir^ss, inas
much as general economic recovery
1 hinges to a great extent on prosperity
for the carriers.
The prospective railroad wage con
troversy is one uncertainty worrying
railroad executives, and early settle
ment would restore some confidence.
CARNIVAL MONK ENJOYS
LIFE IN CITY TREETOPS
Auburn, N. Y.—Somewhere in the
"jungles” of Auburn’s treetops a
monkey, fugitive from a carnival
cavorted and defiled capture. '
DIES AT LEXINGTON
Lexington.—Miss E|liza Byierly,
who was' 101 years old August 19,
died at her home here after a year’s
Funeral services- were held at Hol
ly Grove Lutheran church.
DOG LEASH COLLARS
TRIM FALL FROCKS
Paris.—Dog leash collars are novel
trims on fall clothes. The are made
of closely braided leather, are slipped
in a loop over the head and then
drawn about the waist to fbrrn- a
belt. One frock of smoke gray crepe
has a bright red leather dog leash
collar as its only trim.
Kaye Don’s Bride
Kaye Don, English speed king in
auto and boat, surprised American
friends by marrying Miss Eileen
Martin, of Greenwich, Conn., the
week before sailing home. Mrs. Don
is to soon join her husband in Europe,
A STORMY KISS
“My Sweetie just gave me a rain
'What the devii is that?”
"Oh, the kind that comes after a
WIT AND PHILOSOPHY
When little Walter came home
from school, he found that a. new
baby brother had arrived at his Kbme.
"Where did he come from?” the
boy asked, not exactly pleased.
"From a far away shore,” the fath
er said, trying to be original.
"Huh!” snorted Walter, "another
of those darned aliens!”—Boston
Father entered the room in a very
"Look here, Mary,” he said to his
wife, "that boy of ours has taken
some money out of my pocket.”
"Oh, Herbert, how can you say
such a thing,” reproved his wife.
"You might as well accuse me.”
"Not at all, Mary. It wasn’t all
"He has the intelligence of a bul
"How’s that?” -
Cop: Why are you racing through
town at this rate?
Speeder: My brakes are out of order
and I wanted to get home before
there is an accident.
Prof, (at last class): Gentlemen,
when is your education really com
Chorus: After a senior week house
Mother (excitedly): Baby has cut
Father (absent mindedly): Put
some iodine on it.—Smith’s Weekly.
_ It’s a wonder that the telephone
company isn’t in the hands of receiv
Not so long as the receivers areLin
the hands of subscribers.
Well, prosperity must have turned
the corner at last.
What makes you think so?
I don’t see anybody looking for it
Servant—Oh, sir, run for your life
•-—the house is on fire.
Absent - Minded Prof.—Fire—fire,
oh, yes. I’ll call up right now and
order our next winter’s supply of
Matilda, when you wait on the ta
ble tonight don’t display any jewelry
before my guests, please.”
"Oh, I’m not afraid, ma’am.”
Does your wife make it hot for
you when you don’t show up in time
No, she let’s me eat it cold.
In Gate City
Oct. 5th, 6th
A large representation of Rowan
county farmers will attend the an
nual state grange meeting which will
be held in Greensboro October 5 th
and 6th with headquarters at King
An elaborate program has been ar
ranged for this meeting of the North
Carolina State Grange. Following
the reception of various reports and
the disposition of the business of the
convention, addresses will be made by
Dr. Clarence Poe, W. F;. Schilling and
L. J. Taber,, the latter being master
of the national grange.
November 16th through the 25 th,
the 66th annual session of the Nat
ional Grange will be held in Wins
ton-Salem. Representatives are ex
pected from 30 states. This will be
the first time the National Grange
convention has been held south of
the Mason-Dixon line in over 40
years and the first time in North
The grange is the largest farm or
ganization in America and the only
farm fraternity in the world. Thous
ands are expected to attend.
Rowan county will also send a
large delegation to the Winstoni-Sal
em convention in November. .Row
an has..the largest grange member
ship of any couaty-in .the state.
Max Schmeling of Germany, fight
ing in the same ring in which he lost
his heavyweight championship of the
world to Jack Sharkey a little more
than three months ago, scored a
technical knockout over Mickey
Walker of Rumson, New Jersey, at
the end of the eight round in New
York Sept. 26.
The end came when the bell rang
for the ninth round. Jack Kearns,
manager of the game little Irishman,
took one look at his man and refused
to let him continue.
YEGGS RAID STATE COLLEGE
Yeggs invaded the treasurer’s of
fice of State college, Raleigh, forced
open the safe and took $8,500 in
cash, $1,500 of it receipts from a
Saturday night football game. The
college had partial burglary insur
NORRIS TO CAMrAKrN
Senator George W. Norris, inde
pendent Republican of Nebraska, will
lead his National Progressive league
in a nation-wide speajking tour in
behalf of the candidacy of Democrat
nominee, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
DELAY RATE REDUCTIONS
Proposed reductions in electric
power rates of utilities in the state
will be delayed beyond , October . 1,
the date set for such action by the
corporation commission. The com
mission is holding a series of private
cenferencfis with utility represents
SPANISH ROYALTY EXILED
A shipload of Spanish royalists,
leaders in the recent rebellion fiasco,
were banished last week from Spain
and sent to exile in Rio de Oro.
Spanish province in western Africa.
Crash Kills Four
In a collision between the north
bound Crescent Limited and a freight
day four trainmen were killed' and
train near Wald, Alabama, yfester
Only ten passengers were on the
limited when the collision occured
and all were asleep. None were serb
Clyde R. Hoey will fire the first
gun in Rowan’s Democratic cam
paign next Ttfcsday night in the court
house, beginning at 8 o’clock. A
jamrhed courthouse is expected to
greet the Shelby orator.
Mr. Hoey will discuss the leading
issues before the people today, sup
porting the state and national Demo
cratic platforms. Mr. Hoey is one
of the most popular speakers in the
state and the Democrats of the coun
ty are planning a warm welcome for
SOUTH AMERICAN WARS
Over 125,000 men are engaged
between the federal forces of Brazil
and the rebelling state of Sao Paulo
in the most sanguine of three South
American conflicts underway. Para
guay and Bolivia are fighting vigor
ously for possession of the Gran
Chaco disputed area. Columbia and
Peru are at sword points over the
port of Leticia, seized by 300 Peru
BEATEN BY ROBBERS,
YIELDS $1,400 HOARD
from the bank, by two robbers who
entered his home at 2029 Osgood St.
The 119th annual meeting of the
N. C. synod of Presbyterians ended
last week at Greenville with a reso
lution asserting a non-partisan stand
in politics and prohibition. The bud
get allotted $585,00(5 for synod and
assembly work. Greensboro won the
1933 synod meeting.
HURT BY MINISTER’S
AUTO; SEEKS $5,000
Henderson, Ky.—W. M. Owen, a
Methodist minister of Conway, Ark.,
was sued for'$5,000 by I. T. Hollo
well, 65, who was injured by the min
The minister had been freed on a
charge of assault and battery by a
court hearing that he was not to
EYEBROW BETRAYS AGE OF A
WOMAN, EVEN ’ HIGHBROW
York, England.—Let her be a
scrubwoman or a highbrow, eyebrows
and eyeglasses betray a woman’s age!
Eyebrows' change their positions
with age, Professor V. Suk told
the - British Association for the Ad
vancement of Science. With advanc
ing age, they sink below the upper
margin on the eye socket.
Color of eyebrows is hereditary. A
blonde may have dark eyelashes, and
not be suspected of being "synthe
SEES LITTLE HOPE FOR HIGH
Facing the facts about the cotton
crop this fall, leads one to the con
clusion that despite the short crop
of approximately 11,310,000 bales
this *year> the carry-over of 13,000,
000 bales will give such a supply that
high prices for the staple can hardly
be expected, says J. F. Criswell, ex
tension economist at. State College.
The acreage planted to cotton in
the United States this year was esti
mated on September 1 to be 36,161,
000 acres which is the smallest acre
age since 1923. The estimated pro
duction of 11,310,000 bales is the
smallest since 1923, also, but the
.world carry-over is 13,000,000 bales
which gives a supply of over 24 mil
lion bales. This is exceeded only by
the supply of 26 million bales last
Governor-elect Louis J. Brann of
Maine, the first Democratic governor
of the state in 18 years, takes the
limelight in Eastern states, the
National Committee assigning him
speaking dates as a result of the sur.
l- - —j
KILLED IN AUTO CRASH
When a car was forced off the
highway by another near Raleigh, N.
V. Hockett, 24, of Angier. was fatal
ly hurt. J. J. Barnes, the driver, had
RUN OVER BY TROLLEY
Lila Head, two, was horribly man
: gled by a Wilmington street car. The
76 AUGUST AUTO DEATHS
The motor bureau reports 76
deaths from automobile accidents in
the state in August. Of 467 drivers
in 3 1S accidents, only 44 _ were wom
MURDER VICTIM FOUND
Wrapped in a blanket, bound with
wire, a bullet hole through the head,
the body of a white man, who had
beenl murdered some weeks before,
was found 100 yards from a high
way just east of Liberty. Identifi
cation has not yet been made.
ANOTHER HUNTING VICTIM
Accidentally shot by his brother,
15, while squirrel hunting Saturday,
B. F. Ivey, 14. died in a Lumberton
hospital on Sunday.
FIVE-DAY WEEK ENDORSED
The directors of the U. S'. Cham
ber of Commerce last week approv
ed the five day work week of 40
hours as a means to decrease unem
ployment. The chamlber went ,on
record as against cash payment of
the bonus until 1945.
MARION AUTO VICTIM
Harrington Sparks, 50, walked in
front of the car of R. W. Rigsby.
Asheville city manager, and was kill
ed at Marion. The coroner’s inquest
FIATTERAS CHILD DROWNS
The body of Josephine Willis,
'three, washed ashore in a marsh at
Hatteras, Friday. He had last been
seen playing on a wharf.
LIGHTNING HITS GRIDDERS
Eighteen boys in a football hud
dle at Woodmere academy, New
York, were felled 'by a stroke of
lightning, Friday. On^ of them died
of the shock.
N. C. BIRTHS TRIPLE DEATHS
There were 2,298 deaths and 6,
-*29 birth reported in the state in
August the^birthrate of 23.9 nearly
tripling the death rate of 8.5 per
thousand. Tuberculosis killed 159
and cancer 123. There were 23 sui
cides and 32 homicides. Automobile
accidents killed 76, railroad accidents
17, drowning 25.
734 AUGUST PATROL ARRESTS
The highway patrol arrested 734
road law violators in August and se
cured court conviction of 5 64. Fines
and costs totalled $17,558.
Tilt 5-2 In
Young Lefty Gomez, Yankee Twirl
ing Ace, Shades Warneke, Of ..
Crowd of 55,000 Witnessed Scrap In
Yankee Satdium; Start Scoring
New York, Sept. 29.—Winning
their second world series game in
succession, the New York Yankees
walloped the Chicago Cubs here this
afternoon by a score of 5 to 2.
Lefty Gomez, twirling for the
Yankees,' had the edge on Warneke,
A crowd of 5 5,000 ball fans wit
nessed the contest.
The Yankees scored twice in the
first inning when Warneke passed
Earle Combs and Joe Sewell, and
then permitted Lou Gehrig and Bill .
Dickey tosingl* the Yajnkees scor
ing twice.' After that the Yankees
were never headed.
The two clubs left tonight for
Chicago where they will engage in
the third contest Saturday.
The box score and summary fol
Chicago (NL) ABRHPoAE
Herman, 2b _ 4 1116 0
English, 3 b _ 4 0 1 0 0 0
Cuyler, rf __J__-4 0 110 0
Stephenson, If _ 4 1 2 0 0 0
DeMaree, cf _ 4 0 110 0
Grimm, lb _ 4 0 2 8 0 0
Hartnett, c _ 3 0 1 9 2 0
Jurges, ss - 3 0 0 4 3 0
Warneke, p __ 3 0 0 0 2 0
x Hemsley _ 1 0 0 0 0 0
Todds _34 2 9 24 13 0
x—Batted for Warneke in ninth.
New York (AL) AB R H Po A E
Combs, cf _ 3 114 0 0
Sewell, 3 b ___ 3 110 10
Ruth, ff __ 3 113 0 0
Gehrig, lb _ 4 2 3 5 0 0
Lazzeri, 2b _ 4 0 13 10
Dickey, c __ 3 0 2 8 0 0
Chapman, If _ 4 0 1110
Crossetti, ss _ 3 0 t) 3 3 1
Gomez, p _ 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals _30 5 10 27 9 1
Score by innings::
Chicago _ 101 000 000—2
New York _ 202 010 OOx—5
Summary: Runs batted in:'Steph
enson, Gehrig, Dickey 2, DeMaree,
Chapman 2. Two base hits: Herman,
Stephenson. Three base hits: Cuyler,
Sacrifice: Jurges. Double playes: War
neke, Hartnett and Jurges; Hartnett
and Herman; Herman, Jurges and
Grimm (2). Left on bases: Chicago
7; New York 5. Base on balls: off
Gormez 1 (Hartnett); off Wameke
4 (Combs, Sewell, Ruth, Dickey).
Struck out: by Gomez 8 (Warneke 3,
Herman 2, Hartnett, English, Hem
sley); by Warneke 7 (Ruth, Chap
man 3, Gomez 2, Crosetti). Um
pires: Klem (NL), plate; Van Graf
lan (AL), first; Magehkurth (NL),
second; Dinneen (AL), third. Time
of game 1:46. "
CLAWED BY BOBCAT
Quinton, Okla.—Clawed by a bob
cat, Mrs. David Brunson, 35, wife of
a farmer, was in a critical condition.
The animal attacked Mrs. Brunson
while she slept.
Manhattan police face a difficult
problem in arresting the sidewalk
peddlers of poison whiskey sold at
five cents a drink. Fifty died from
it since August 1.