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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, OCTOBER 7, 1932 • " VOL IOC - NO. 10, PRICE 2 CENTS
166 Haded Into County Court Last Month
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Install Legion Heads Here October 10th
Next With 28
Court Records Reveal Increase Of
Crime In The County During
Month Of September
fudge Gocoh And Solicitor Dunn
Are Kept Busy In Trial Of
Large Criminal Dockets
Another very large criminal
docket was disposed of in the Row
an County Court during the month
of September, there being 166
cases docketed during the month.
A little more than a third of of all
the cases tried before Judge C. E.
Gooch arose out of violations of
the prohibition laws. There were
34 drunk and disorderly indict
ments, 19 liquor sale charges and
5 defendants were tried for driv
ing while drunk, making 58 case-,
in all. Traffic violations were se
cond with 28 cases. The various
assault cases ^were third in number
there being 27 indictments involv
ing simple assault, assault with
deadly weapons and assault on a
According to J. Allan Dunn,
prosecutor of the County Court,
the past three months have seen
the heaviest criminal dockets in
several years. Drinking and fight
ing cases take up about half of the
time of the court. Frequently, the
criminal docket has continued into
the afternoon with all day sessions
of the court.
The following types of cases
were docketed during the month:
Drunk and disorderly -34
Driving drunk - 5
Violation liquor laws - 19
Total liquor cases - 5 8
Assaault with d. weapon 18
Assault on female - 6
Simple assault _ 3
Total assault cases - 27
Motor law violations - 14
Reckless driving - 10
Speeding _*- 4
Total motor- violations — 28
Larceny and receiving - 17
Burglary _ 3
Total larceny cases —.— 20
Gambling __._ 9
Aiding and abetting- 7
Non support - 5
Carrying concealed .weapon 5
Attempt to commit felony 3
Illegal train riding _ 2
Rape __.__ 1
Prison escape _ 1
Manslaughter _ 1
Ordinance violation _ 1
Total all other cases _ 3 5
Ohio’s Maschke Case
New York Democrats had their
“Walker case” and now Ohio Repub
licans have their “Maurice Maschke
case” . . Masche, above, former
G. O. P. leader at Cleveland, is now
on trial with five others charged with
embezzling $177,273.00 from the
The Presidential Candidates 1
Jrloover, Republican, Roosevelt, Democrat; Thomas, Socialist, Upshaw,
Prohibition, Cosey, Farmer-Labor; Foster, Communist.
Rags make paper
Paper makes money
Money makes banks r
Banks make loans,
Loans make poverty
And poverty' makes rags -
—By John Hix
She: We’ve been waiting here
for a long time for that mother of
He: Hours, I should say.
She: Oh, George, this is so sud
He: Are you hungry? What do
you say we eat up the street,
She: No, thank you. I’d rather
have a steak than asphalt.
Father (entering unexpectedly) :
Well, I never.
Daughter: Oh, Daddy, you must
"Do spectacles help your eyes
"Do they! They’ve kept three
guys from hitting me.”
"I hear the college girls have
taken to wearing corsets again.”
"My Wawd! Don’t tell me they
have sunk that low.”
Joe: I did not marry beauty, my
boy; I did not marry wealth or
position; I married for sympathy
Bill: Well, you have mine.
Did you hear the birth control
"No, what is it?”
"Go home and Tell Your Moth
Biff: (talking business): But
suppose our store should burn?
Bam: Oh, don’t worry about
that. We’re doing too good a
Expert (examining radio): Now
if you will take me upstairs and
show me your antenna—
Housewife: How dare you,
sir. . . .
She: It doesn’t matter whether I
wear chiffon or velvet; you. will
like me anyway, won’f you?
He: I’ll always love you through
thick and thin!
Her: Gee, it looked cute to see
you and Art kissing.
She: Well, it was cute, but it
"Hello, Mamie. I understand Bill
gave you a new Ford for your
"Yes, he did. What did Jerry
"Only the Willys, dear, only the
| First World Series Fan j
Wm. Cunningham, 28, former rail
road fireman of Kansas City, bought
the first general admission ticket to
the Yanks-Cubs world series game at
New York September 28. Cunning
ham sat himself down by the Yankee
ticket window on September 19th,
where he held vigil until tickets went
oa sale .the. .day of the game.
At City Plant
W. M. Franklin, sanitary engi
neer expert, and M. E. Miller, sup
erintendent of the waterworks,
are this month cortducting a
school at the Salisbury water
works, Kerr Street plant for the
purpose of instructing interested
persons in the bacteriological and
chemical analysis of water.
This school is being sponsored
by Mayor Hedrick and the city
council. The training will con
tinue for several weeks.
Several high school and college
graduates other than the employes
at the city department are daily at
tending these lectures and instru
ctions in water purification. In
addition to the lectures, practical
chemical and bacteriological tests
are made daily, enabling the stud
ent to determine the purification
of the water under examination.
The students are taught the a
mount of chemicals to be used to
get a proper coagulation of the
river water, the proper filteration,
and the chlorination necessary to
kill all bacteria carrying germs.
This school is being conducted
for the purpose of not only in
structing these students in the
purification of water, but in ord
er that the public may better un
derstand and appreciate the extre
me care that the waterworks de
partment is taking in order to fur
nish a water free from all disease
Mr. Franklin has been connect
ed with the state board of health
and with several of the largest
sanitary engineers in the state for
the past ten years.
The North Carolina State Fair
at Raleigh will open its gates next
Monday for the fifth annual ex
position under direct state control.
It is now operated under the sup
ervision of the State Board of Ag
riculture, composed of Commis
sioner William A. Graham, ex of
ficio chairman; D. H. Bridges of
Warsaw, George Watts Hill of
Durham, D, Reeves Noland of
Crabtree, J. G. Staton of William
ston and Charles S. Young of
Admission prices have been
greatly reduced this year. Single
tickets for adults will be sold for
SO cents, instead of 75 cents as
formerly, while those desiring to
do so may purchase season tickets
before this Saturday for $2. These
tickets are good for 12 admissions
and may be had by addressing T.
B. Smith, secretary-manager of the
fair, at Raleigh. Also, there will,
be on sale block tickets good for
four admissions at $1, while child
ren will be admitted for 25 and
, inc exniDits, to iustturc cveLy
phase of North Carolina’s agricul
tural, industrial, social and educa
tional life, will be on a larger scale
than ever before, while the amuse
ment features will eclipse anything
ever held here before.
The free acts, which may be
seen from the grandstand day and
night are such as visitors to New
York often pay several dollars to
witness in the great metropolitan
playhouses. The midway will be
much larger than ever before and
there will be forms of amusement
there for old and young alike.
Premiums this year will aggre ■
gate $15,000 or $20,000, while the
horse racing will be especially at
The fair will be open day and
night betwen Monday and Satur
day, and transportation companies
operating in and out of Raleigh
will give attractive rates to the
Capital City this year. The big
gest crowd of any fair week in
history is expected.
Col. George K. Freeman, Golds
boro, was last week at Knoxvilk
chosen president of the World War
3 0th Division association, in the
sixth annual reunion.
USE WOMEN AS SHIELDS
Two women hostages were used
as shields by five bandits who rac
ed through a gauntlet of gunfire
at Wahpeton, North Dakota, Fri
day, to escape after looting a bank
of $5,800. Both were wounded.
Looking For Best Dressed *
Lisbeth, Viennese fashion designer,
her pipe and Daschund pups, are in
the U. S., looking for America’s
best dressed woman, so 'tis said. She
proposes to send American fashion^
hints back to Europe. t
This Is Robert R. Reynolds of Asheville, the Democratic nominee for
the United States Senate from North Carolina, shown in his famous car
which he used with telling effect In the primaries and in which he con
tinues to campaign. Mr. Reynolds, known to his thousands of friends
throughout the state as “Our Bob" and who Is a vice president of the
American Automobile Association—the A A A.—has Just been named Na
tional President of the Roosevelt Motor Clubs of America, an organization
of car owners which Is aiding in the Roosevelt campaign for President
This distinct honor came to Mr. Reynolds through National Democratic
Headquarters In New York.
SEARCH FOR 30 SAILORS
Despairing search is being made
around the middle Aleutian Islands
off Alaska, for 30 men feared lost
in the gale-wrecked freighter Nev
ada, last week. Three were rescu
ed from a lifeboat by a liner.
CHILD KILLED IN AUTO
Two cars crashed at High Point,
September 29, and Minor .Wood
inger 7, was k'hed outiigh*". His
parents were injured. Manslaught
er charges were placed against Mrs.
L. S. Parker, driver of the other
FOURTH WRECK VICTIM
The fourth victim of the Sep
tember 13 accident in which an
auto ran into a freight engine at
Fayetteville was Miss Florence
Olive, 21, who died Friday. Two
were killed outright.
8 PRISONERS' PAROLED
Eight state prisoners, including
a Beaufort county negro, who lost
both eyes in an accident while ser
ving time for murder, were grant
ed paroles by the governor last
HOOD HEADS PHARMACISTS
J. C. Hood, Kinston, was an
nounced last week as president of
the N. C. Pharmaceutical associ i
tion, when ballots cast in the re
cent state meeting in High Point
LAWRENCE IS FREED
Wade J. Lawrence, 27, Wake
county, was freed at Raleigh on
Friday by a verdict of not guilty
in his trial for a criminal assault
of Miss Lynda Morgan, 28, Cary.
The case had state interest from
prominence of both families.
^ Miss America of Farm J1
Henrietta Bakker, 18, Downey,
Calif., is declared “America’s Cham
pion Farm Girl for 1932,” over a large
tield of farmerettes who competed in
a novel farm yard pentathlon at Los
Angeles County Fair.
15 KILLED BY TRUCK
Walking along the road west of
Sanford, Isaac Brantley, 17, was
hit by a truck driven by Tomy
Matthews. He died Friday morn
ing. The coroner’s jury held reck
less driving and deficient lights
caused the accident.
16 HURT IN COLLISION
An electric railroad engine crash
ed into a street car on a Charlotte
crossing, Friday night, with 16 on
the street car injured, Motorman
J. G. Norris seriously.
OPEN $290,000 ROAD BIDS
Bids for five road projects, total
ing $290,000 were opened by the
highway commission last week and
approved Friday. The next letting
is October 18.
Bob Doughton To Speak At
China Grove Tonight And
At Rockwell Saturday Night
Congressman R. L. Doughton
will speak at China Grove tonight
and at Rockwell Saturday night,
according to an announcement
made by Ross M. Sigmon, chair
man of the Rowan! County De
mocratic Executive Committee.
Mr. Doughton will Return to
this county later in the campaign
for speeches at Salisbury, Kanna
polis and probably Spencer.
Clyde R. Hoey, Shelby, spoke to
a record-breaking crowd in the
county courthouse Tuesday night.
Thursday night P. S. Carlton
and Charles Price spoke in Kanna
polis in behalf of the Democratic
Other speaking assignments fol
Oct. 14—Felix Alley, of Way
Oct. 18—R. R. Reynolds and
Mrs. Arthur Wagner, of Asheville
Oct. 19—P. S. Carlton and T.
F. Hudson, Granite Quarry.
Oct. 20 Clyde E. Gooch and
Charles Price, Kannapolis.
Oct. 22—Zeb V. Long and J.
Allan Dunn, Liberty school house,
in Morgan township No. 2.
Oct. 25—R. L. Dough ton and
Walter Woodson, Kannapolis.
Oct. 26—Charles Price and E.
W. G. Huffman, Salem school.
Oct. 27—Walter Murphy, at
Oct. 28—J. C. B. Ehringhaus,
Oct. 29—R. L. Doughton, Sal
isbury (midday speaking.)
Nov. 3—Zeb Long and C. P.
Nov. 4—Zeb Long, Granite
Nov. .7—Walter Murphy, Salis
N. C. Legion
Parade, Installation Ceremonies,
Golf, Theatre, Dance, Speak
ings, Provide Entertainment
Salisbury Honored By Selection Of
Local Legion Leader As Head
Of American Legion
Bryce Beard sFill be installed as
state commander of the American
Legion here Monday, October 10.
Thousands are expected to attend
and participate in this event.
The program follows:
Parade 5 P. M.
Installation Ceremonies, 6 P. M.
at Brookdale Park.
Presentation of Department
Commander Henry C. Bourne,
presiding officer, by 14th District
Commander Hubert E. Olive.
Presentation of Past National
Commander Henry L. Stevens, Jr.,
who will install all Department of
ficals and Post Commanders of The
American Legion, and all Depart
ment officials of the American Le
gion Auxiliary, and the Grande
Chef de Gare of the Forty and
introduction or Mrs. rranx
Johnson, Department President of
the American Legion Auxiliary.
Introduction of Marvin L. New
some, Grande de Gare of the Forty
Introduction of Harry M. Ar
thur, Department Commander of
Introduction of Department
Commander Bryce P. Beard.
Address: Department Command
Presentation of Master of Cere
monies, D. C. Dungan.
Stunts by Legion Posts.
7:00 P. M. Barbecue.
9:30 P. M. to 1 A. M. Dance.
Barbecue, Golf, Theatre, Dance
and other entertainment features
will be provided at reasonable cost
to visiting Legionnaires.
Department Headquarters are
now located in Salisbury, connect
ing with office of Bryce P. Beard,
Department Commander-elect, who
is now directing Legion activities.
Every Post is expected to be re
presented at this Installation.
Manslaughter is charged in New
York against Alexander Forsyth,
captain of the labor ferry, Obser
vation, which exploded in the East
river, September 9, killing 71.