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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries ^p Ummary of ^All The ISfews”
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FOUNDED 1832 100TH YEAR_ SALISBURY, f MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 1932_ VOL. 100 NO. 17 PRICE 2 CENtT
Officials To Be Sworn In December 5th
Merchants Ready For Prosperity Week
Be Given In
All County Officials Will B,
Sworn In Except County
They Will Be Administered Oatl
Of Office When The General
Rowan County’s new officials
elected in the Democratic sweet
November 8th, will take offict
Monday, December 5 th, according
to E. C. Gregory, chairman of th.
Rowan county board of elections
This oath-administering, oatl
taking ceremony will take place ir
the county courthouse, it is an
nounced. A large crowd is ex
pected to witness this procedure re
quired by law.
The new county officials and the
present officials who were reelected,
will be sworn in by B. D. McCub
biiis, clerk of the Superior court,
who was elected in 1930 to serve
a four-year term. He is the only of
ficial in the courthouse who does
not begin a new term on that date.
Neither he nor his deputies will be
The swearine-in process will be
gin about 10 o’clock on the morn
ing of December 5 th.
Those who will be sworn in fol
Sheriff: James H. Krider.
Register of Deeds: William D.
Auditor: T. E. Haynes.
Coroner: Walter L. Tatum.
Surveyor: N. A. Trexler.
Trial Justice Rowan County
Court: J. Allan Dunn.
Prosecuting Attorney Rowan
County Court: Charles Price.
Members of Board of County
Commissioners: Curtis A. Long.
T. M. Byrd, Ogatha L. Linn, James
T. Graham, R. Linn Bernhardt.
State Senator Hayden Clement
and Representatives Walter Mur
phy and J. W. Bean will be admin
istered the oaths of their office
when the legislature convenes
early in January.
As forecast last week by The
Watchman, Govenor O. Max
Gardner has paroled Mary Frick,
after serving two years in the state
penitentiary for participating in the
robbery of the Bank of Rockwell
several years ago. Three others,
two boys and one girl, were alsc
MARINE CORPS TO
The United States Marine Corps
Recruiting Station, 121 Builders
Building, Charlotte, N. C., under
the command of Sergeant Geddes
M. Attaway, has announced that a
limited number of vacancies for
that branch of the service will be
filled during the months of De
cember and January.
Careful selections will be made
in filling these vacancies as the
duties of the Marine Corps are vari
ed and require men who can learn
to familiarize themselves with the
various features of the military ser
vice ashore and afloat.
Applications by mall or in persor
of high school graduates of gooc
character between the ages ol
eighteen and thirty will be giver
j Battered Gray Fedora — Still In The Ring
■President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt tossed his hat into the presidential
ring several moons ago. It was kicked about quite a lot but it came through,
battered a bit ’tis true. Now it rests secure in a safe at Albany, awaiting a
jaunt to Washington. . . . The President-elect is mighty particular about
that hat ... a gray fedora which came to be known throughout the land. One
i of his first acts on November 9th. was to place it away.
NO DOUBT THE LOSER in a
nation-wide straw vote thinks the
postal rfctes haven’t been raised
high enough after all.
NOW THAT we have a state
of confusion, will there be forty
nine stars in the flag?
OVERHEAD ISN’T so bad. It’s
footing it that hurts.
JOE TINKER, the plumber’s
helper, says three may be a crowd
generally but now and then it is a
THE BOY stood on the burn
ing deck. "If mother can’t play
bridge,” said he, "maybe she will
pay me a little attention
STRIP POKER must be an
amusing game. We’re told it often
brings peels of laughter.
Wat: "When was your new
Knot: "Between the second pay
ment on the radio and the eighth
on the auto.”
Well, there’s still a sucker being
born every minute. The trouble is
he hasn’t got anything you can
take away from him.
"Your husband is always com
plaining that he leads a dog’s life.”
"Yes, he comes home with mud
d}» feet, makes himself comfortable
on the hearth rug, waits until he
is fed and often growls.”
"I hear that when Jones was in
the hospital he had to have two
nurses day and night.”
"Yes, his wife wouldn’t trust
him alone with just one.”
Dick: If I mailed a letter ad
dressed to "the dumbest man in
Chicago,” I wonder who they’d
deliver it to?
Oswald (innocently): They’d
probably return it to the sender.
He: "What would I have to give
you for just one kiss?
Youthful Questioner: "What are
diplomatic relations, father?”
Father: "There are no such peo
ple, my boy.”
The onion comes of the lily
But the difference is thin,
For an onion shoot
And a lily root
Are cousins under the skin.
A. R. Monroe, who is connected
with The Carolina Watchman in
an advertising capacity, was win
ner of an 18 pound turkey given
away free at the 9 o’clock show
at the Victory theatre Wednes
Through the courtesy of the
local theatre tWree Thanksgiving
turkeys were given away free at
the Wednesday night show. Those
winning turkeys were: Messrs
Monroe, Quinn and Graham.
PLAN $5 50,000,000 SLASH
President Hoover’s cabinet is
agreed on a $5 50,000,000 slash in
the federal budget for the next
fiscal year, it was announced. It
is estimated that a deficit is ac
cumulating at a rate of $5,000 per
U. D. C. RE-ELECT PRESIDENT
Mrs. William E. R. Byrne, Char
leston, W. Va., was last week at
Memphis returned as president of
the United Daughters of the Con
federacy. Mrs. T. W. Faison,
Charlotte, was made an honorary
president of the U. D. C. for "de
votion to its ideals”
ROWLAND CHURCH LEADER
conference of North Carolina and
Virginia churches concluded the
107th annual meeting last week
at Mt. Zion /church, Orange coun
ty, with the election of Dr. C. H.
Rowland, Greensboro, as president.
The conference pledged anew its
support of prohibition.
Catawba Wins Little Six
Title By Defeating The
Lenoir-Rhyne Team 20-0
Catawba won the Little Six I
title here yesterday in the annual
turkey day classic by defeating
Lenoir-Rhyne 20 to 0 in a game
witnessed by two thousand ardent
fans of the two institutions.
Catawba scored two touchdowns
in the second quarter and one in
the third. Appanitis and Pearson
tallied once each in the second.
Ceasareo scored in the third. Ap
panitis scored two extra points in
the second period. In the third,
the try missed.
Catawba established an early
lead in the second period which
was not overcome by the Moun
tain Bears although a valiant fight
was staged by the mountaineers.
Catawba scored 15 first downs
as compared with 13 for Lenoir
Numerous passes were resorted
to by either team. Catawba ex
celling in the aerial artistry.
For Catawba, Witmer, Robin
son, Ceasareo, Appanitis and Van
ieswky excelled while for Lenoir
Rhyne Newton,, Poovey and Par
kley were the shining stars.
The lineup and summary fob
Catawba Pos Lenoir-Rhyne
Robinson le Little
Williams It Stavaisch
Nash lg Reese
Vaniewsky c Hemphill
Miller rt Reynolds
Garland rt Geitner
Pearson re Barkley
Witmer qj> Hughes'
Linn lh Newton
Ceasareo rh Mills
Appanitis f Poovey
Score by periods:
Catawba 0 14 6 0—20
Lenoir-Rhyne 0 0 0 0— 0
Officials: Referee, Gray, David
son; Isom, umpire, U. N. C.; Free,
headlinesman, W. & L.
U. N. C. 7; Vircinia 14.
Davidson 7; Wake Forest 0.
Elon 0; Guilford 18.
N. C. State 7; U. S. C. 7.
Livingstone 6; Smith 7.
Penn 13; Cornell 7.
Colgate 21; Brown 0.
Maryland 23; John Hopkins 7.
AUTOS KILLED 67 IN
Automobile accidents killed 67
and wounded 45 5 in North Caro
lina in October, the motor vehicle
bureau reports. Of the 67 killed,
32 were pedestrains, eight were
children playing in streets, 7 were
hit and run victims.
Are Meted Out
By Judge Finley
Quite a number of criminal
cases have been disposed <«f in
Superior court in session here this
week with Judge T. R. Finley,
presiding and Solicitor Z. V. Long
Some of the outstanding cases
Slick Furr, Arthur White and
Red Helms, charged with breaking
and entering and larceny and re
ceiving, were given sentences of
eight months on the roads for lar
ceny and two years in the peniten
tiary for breaking and entering,
the latter sentences not to become
effective except upon order of the
James Rustin, convicted! of
violating the prohibition laws,
was given 90 days on the roads
on one count and 15 months^ on
the roads on the second count,
the second sentence not to become
effective except -by'- ofef*r of tne
Victor Bryant, Joe Hart, Jesse
Grier and Irwin Williams plead’
guilty to store breaking and re
ceived sentences of not less than
two nor more than three years in
the state pen.
Harve Karriker, charged with
larceny and receiving, was fined
Arthur Cheeks, charged with
manslaughter, obtained a nol pros
B. C. Craige, convicted of oper
ating a motor vehicle while drunk,
was given a fine of $50 and costs
and prohibited from operating a
car for 10 months.
R. W. Mendenhall, found guil
ty of larceny and receiving, was
given 8 months on the roads.
Sam Howell, resisting an officer,
was given six months on the roads.
PATROLMAN IS RUN DOWN
After a 10-mile chase, a negro
rum runner was halted at Taylors
ville by Patrolman Carlyle Ingle
Ingle halted his motorcycle in front
of the car. The negro drove his
liquor-laden machine full tilt into
the motorcycle and dragged it 100
feet, leaving the patrolman badly
hurt. The negro escaped into the
woods and was at once sought by
a i .rgc posse.
RECORD VOTE IN N. C.
A record vote of over 712,000
ballots was cast in North Carolina
on November 8 with Franklin D.
Roosevelt, president-elect, leading
the Democratic ticket with a 298,
672 margin over Hoover, state
ticket majorities ranging down to
the low of 261,768 for Reynolds
over Newell for the long senate
RUTHERFORD FEUD DEATH
Ancient enmity flared on a road
near Rutherfordton, and Grady
Harris, 3 5, was shot eight times
and killed by Lloyd Cooper. Coop
er surrendered at once.
N. C. CONFERENCE MEETS
The North Carolina conference
of the Methodist Episcopal church
is being held this week at Rocky.
Mount, opening Wednesday, Bishop 1
E. D. Mouzon presiding. The con
ference closes Monday.
DR. WALL HEADS BAPTISTS
The State Baptist convention
ended its last week sessions at
Charlotte with election of Dr. Zeno
Wall, Shelby, as president. M. A.
Huggins, Raleigh, was elected gen
eral secretary and treasurer of tK
Are Mailed Out
Checks aggregating $ 18 7,2 5 0
have been mailed to the state’s 100
counties by the state relief organi
zation as the third installment of
the $800,000 granted North Caro
lina by the Reconstruction Finance
corporation for relief during Oct
ober and November.
The distribution brought to
$562,000 the total money sent to
the counties. The fourth and final
distribution will be made Novem
ber 30. A*- about that time the
state will apply to the federal
board for another allotment.
The amounts received by Rowan
and surrounding counties follow:
Rowan _ $3000
Iredell __ 175 0
Davie . 700
Davidson . 3000
Stanly _ 500
At The Victory
Stepin Fetchit, celebrated negro
movie star, will entertain late
theatre-goers at a midnight show
at the Victory Theatre tonight
at 11:45 P. M:
Stepin Fetchit has been playing
engagements at some of the lar
ger theatres and his 'rendition of
song and dance have been unusu
ally well received throughout the
In addition to the stage act,
“Scarlet Dawn,” featuring
Doughlas FairUtnks, Jrl, and
Nancy Carroll will be presented
First From Kansas
Miss Katy O’Laughlin of Hays,
Kansas, crusading in the land of
Carrie Nation, beat eight men in the
primaries and then the Republican
incumbent in the election to be the
first woman ever sent to congress
from the Jayhawk state.
MANY OFFER LIBBY JOBS
Libby Holman Reynolds, former
Broadway blues singer freed last
week at Winston-Salem of the mur
der of her husband, Smith Rey
nolds, has already been offered • a
number of rich contracts for re
turn to the stage after the birth of
her expected child.
,' , ‘ j Z1J '-Ml i
Final returns show good Demo
cratic majorities in both houses of
Congress, with Democrats holding
59 of the 96 seatSj and 313 of the
43 5 house seats.
n UdD/\l\JU S t\L)
In a 4-day and 6-hour flight
from London to Capetown, Amy
Johnson, English flier, last week
broke by 10 hours the previous re
cord held by her husband, James
SUICIDE AT ROCKINGHAM
Dan C. McColl, Spanish war
veteran, was prompted by ill-health
to kill himself at his Rockingham
home. Sitting on his bed he shot
himself in ^he right ear with a .22
SENATOR JONES DIES
Wesley L. Jones, 69, senator
from Washington and Republican
chairman of appropriations, died
at Seattle. He was defeated on
November 8 for re-election.
COL. ROBINS IS FOUND
Col. Raymond Robins, national
dry leader, was located last week
in Whittier, an obscure mountain
village in North Carolina after be
ing missing since September 3. He
had been the object of a nation
wide search. Col. Robins is said to
have suffered from amnesia.
JAPAN ANSWERS REPORT
Japan has filed with the League
of Nations her answer to the Lyt
ton report on Manchuria in. which
she maintained her plea of self-de
fense and denied violations of trea
ty rights. She denied she is the
power behind the newly formed
FRENCH PREMIER ESCAPES
Two dynamite explosions tore up
the railroad tracks near Nantes,
France, a few miifutes before the
special train of Premier Herriot
was due to pass. Track guards
heard the blasts and stopped the
special. Seven suspects were ar
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CONFESSES CRIME CAREER
James Varecha, claiming to be
only 17 but said by police to be
older, confessed to Chicago police
three wanton slayings, a dozen
robberies, seven unprovoked shoot
ings, and a number of attacks >on
women. Varecha is a former in
mate of a home for mental defec
Tempting Bargains Tor Christmas
Buyers Will Be Exhibited In
Stores Next Week
Sales Will Continue Until Christ
mas Eve; Stores Heavily Stock
ed With New Merchandise
The big trade event of the sea
son will be held here next week,
when the merchants of Salisbury
join in the observation of "Pros
perity Week,” and the annual for
mal opening of Christmas displays.
The merchants have been pre
paring for this occasion for some
time, and anticipate a great success.
All show windows will be attrac
Itively decorated and filled with the
latest and best values of the year,
while the stores will be chockful
oi noiiaay mercnanaise.
The Saiisbury-Spencer Merchants
Association is sponsoring the pro
gram, and all merchants, whether
members of the association or not,
are invited to participate in mak
ing this the greatest trading week
here, and Mayor B. V; Hedrick
| and City Manager Haden C. Hol
mes issued a proclamation stating
that next week is to be made the
occasion of the 1932 display of
holiday wares in the various stores
of the community, and of general
rejoicing that conditions have
reached the definite point whete
improvement is certain, and that
the road to 'Prosperity’ is surely
In connection with the week’s
program, a "treasure hunt” will be
conducted in which approximately
100 prizes will be given. This
week numbered tickets are being
given away at the Capitol theatre
when tickets ?.re bought to the
^hows there. Corresponding num
bers will placed on various articles
on display in the show windows oi
merchants in this city, and the
holder of same receives the prize.
Therefore, it will be advantageous
to holders of tickets to do an ex
tra amount of window shopping.
The Capitol theatre, in tune with
the times, will present a picture,
"Prosperity” in which the flit:
makers, Marie Dressier and Polly
Moran play the leading roles.
It is hoped that all merchants
and citizens will join in the 'Pros
perity Week’ observance in a hear
ty manner, and buyers are urged
to do their shopping early while
the stocks are complete.
TWO KILLED IN CAR
Helen Schenks, 19, was killed
and two men badly hurt in an au
tomobile collision at Canton, early
Sunday. On Saturday afternoon
Felix B. Logan, 66, Chimney Rock,
was instantly killed when his car
skidded and crashed into a tele
phone pole on Highway 20.
HONOR GERMAN PRISONERS
A granite memorial honoring 18
German sailors who died at Ashe
ville as prisoners of war In 1918,
was dedicated at Asheville Sunday,
by the American Legion post. Ger
man Ambassador F. W. Von Pritt
witz was the speaker.
PREFER CAPITAL CHARGE.
Lonnie and George Ballard,
Huntersville brothers, were held in .
(recorder’s court at Charlotte on
the capiral charge of having lured
a 13-year-old girl to their home
and criminally assaulting her.