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| vThe Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
G| • •' • _ . . *
' 'The Watchman Carries a Summary of ^All The tfyws”
FOUNDED 1132—100TH YEAR _ SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 6, 19J5 VOL. 100 NO. 2J PRICE 2 CENTs”
NATION MOURNS COO LID GFS DEATH
Dr. C. M. Higgins, Of This City,
Is Again Chosen Seargeant
New Speaker Of House Is Brother
Of Mrs. C. Armstrong
Matey Major Problems Facing
North Carolina Lawmakers At
John Christophes Blucher Ehring
haus, fifty-fourth Governor o+
North Carolina since the Declara
tion of Independence in 1776,
Thursday took over the reins of the
State Government and together
withjpine other elected officials took
s-r. lhe h in office at noon in Ral- [
etgh’s n|Jt>gffeagorial Auditorium,
which was packed to capacfeyj
thus giving the exercises the largest
crowd ever to a witness similar
The new governor urged rigid
economy, reduction of taxes, and
immedate revaluation of of pro ;er
Others inducted and their offi
ces are: Stacy W. Wade, Secretary
of State; Baxter Durham, Auditor;
A. T. Allen, Superintendent of
Public Instruction; Dennis C.
Brummit, Attorney-General; W.
A. Graham, Commissioner of Agri
culture; Stanley Winborne, Corpor
ation Commissioner; Dan C. Boney,
Insurance Commissioner; and A.
L. Fletcher, Commissioner of labor
All but Wade and Fletcher held
their offices prior to the November
In his inaugural address, Gover
nor Ehringhaus recommended:
1. Immediate revaluation of pro
2. Tax relief on property from
1J per cent state school levy.
3. Drastic economy and curtail
4. Slicing down of operating
5. That no additional burdens
6. Proper maintenance of state
7. Further economy in the opera
tion of the state school system.
8. Reduction of cost in the opera
tion of local governments.
9. Improvements of agricultural
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Frances Hooked ’Em
Eighteen fish in thirty minutes was
the record of Miss Frances Hauser at
Harmosa Beach, Calif., to win the
annual municipal award, a contest
staged yearly at the famous fishing
City Boy Corn Champ
—■ ... —a
mu niriiii u«1 t
Wilifred Schaller, Chicago Heights,
111., didn’t let the fact that he lived
in town dwarf his corn-raising ideas,
so at a cost of $13.75 he raised 50^2
bushels per acre and was crowned
Cook County champion.
2 AUTO CRASH VICTIMS
Rufus C. Wood died instantly
at Raleigh when his auto crashed
into a tree. Two in the car with
him had minor cuts. McClure
Davis, 18, was instantly killed and
five were hurt in the crashing of
Davis’ car into an iron pole at a
Charlotte street intersection, early
Lowest In 5 Years
World cotton production for the
1932-33 season was estimated by
the department of agriculture at
24,000,000 bales, the smallest in
This is 200,000 below the De
cember 8 estimate and 3,500,000
under last year’s crop.
Foreign production was estimated
at 11,300,000 bales, which is 900,
000 above last season and 600,000
■^TeHton textile mill activity in
the U ^-ed States and most of' the
important foreign countries was
said to have been apparently main
tained ,during November at the
improved levels reached a few
% Many companies, however, have
WJ .me^difficulty in disposing of
jutjjut or in maintaining
their unfilled orders.
Cotton textile mills, in the Unit
ed States, the department slid, con
tinued to operate at high levels
during November with total cotton
consumption the largest for any
month since April, 1931, although
sales of the manufactured products
were less than output.
The high rate of activity >vas said
to have been maintained on the
basis of large orders received early
in the fall.
The consumption of domestic
mills during November was 5 04,
000 bales compared with 502,000
in October and 425,000 a year
Total consumption for the four
months ending November 30 was
1.900.000 bales, an increase of
124.000 over the same period last
Sick Sailor—Nurse, I love you,
I don’t want to get well.
Nurse—Don’t worry, you won’t.
The doctor saw you kiss me this
morning, and he loves me too.
"Why are you angry with Max?”
"He promised not to kiss me—
and kept his word.”
A robust woman lost her thumb
in a trolly accident.
"But, why,” asked the com
pany’s attorney, "do you think
that your thumb was worth twen
ty thousand dollars?”
"Because,” she replied, "it was
the thumb I kept my husband un
TO SAVE HIS PANTS
The Judge (sternly): "Well,
what’s your alibi for speeding six
ty miles an hour through the resi
The Victim: "I had just heard,
your honor, that the ladies of our
church were giving a rummage
sale and I was hurrying home to
save my other pair of pants.”
The Judge: "Case dismissed. ”
THREE WAY DEAL'
Stranger- "A-iiiwhat are you
going to be when you grow up,
~my little man?”
Little Man: "Well, after I have
been a minister to please mother
and a lawyer to please father, I’m
going to be a policeman.”
Patricia: "Harry surprised me
by telling me that we’re going to
take our honeymoon in France.”
Nellie: "How nice—and how
did he spring it on ygu?”
Patricia: "He said as soon as we
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where he was wounded in the war.”
Lives of great men all remind us
As their pages o’er we turn,
That we’re apt to leave behind us
Letters that we ought to burn!.
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Business Man (after interviewing
daughter’s suitor): "I regret I can
not see my way to allow you to
marry my daughter at present, but
give me your name and address;
then if nothing turns up in the
near future, you may hear from us
THE MEAN THING
Wife: "How do you like the
Hubby: "It’s delicious. Did you
buy it yourself?”
Magistrate (to woman involv
ed in matrimonial dispute): Did
you and your husband quarrel on
Wife: And the next day pay
day! Certainly not!
Vera: "I see here where a man
married a woman for money. You
wouldn’t marry me for money,
Victor: "Why, certainly not, my
dear; I wouldn’t marry you for all
the money in the world.”
"But doesn’t your husband have
"Oh, yes; he’s always trying to
rnmh Fiic hair over the bald' ennt.”
"I miss my bath tub this year.”
"Why, I think showers are much
"Oh, they’re all right, but you
can’t make beer in a shower.”
"I’m all in the dark about how
these bills are to be paid,” said Mr.
Hardup to his wife.
"Well; Henry,” said she, as she
pulled out onb and laid it on the
top of the pile, "you will be if you
don’t pay that one, for it’s the
Miss Winifred Beatrice Mann,
former London shop girl, is reported
wed to the son of Bernard M. Baruch,
well known American banker, the
eermony taking place at Geneva.
The house, followed closely by
the senate, voted to cut the salaries
of the new governor and other state
elective officers 15 per cent, effec
tive with the beginning of the new
This,, bill was passed by the house
Wednesday and ’Ey the senate
Thursday shortly before the inau
'Other bills passed by the house
and senate during the first two
Inviting President-Elect Roose
velt to address the General As
-Ratification of 20th amend
ment to federal constitution, pro
viding for earlier inauguration of
newly elected officers.
Authorizing $600.00 for inaug
TWO-POUND BABY IS
West Chester, Pa.—Mrs. William
Butler’s two-pound baby boy, who
is perfectly normal in every detail
but size, today had a name just a
bout as big as he is—John Francis
When the baby was born, nur
ses said, he was so small he could
curl up in a cigar box with ease.
Enterprising photographers showed
up today with the cigar box, but
had to be content with baby as
leep on a pillow as a nurse meas
The nurse said he measured
slightly under 12 inches in height.
His name contains 17 letters.
$75 LOOT IS RETURNED
A few days ago Mrs. Maude
O’Neal postmistress at Hatteras,
announced someone had broken in
the postoffice and stolen $75 and a
quantity of postage stamps.
Time passed and nothing was
heard or seen that might lead to
identity of the thief.
Then, Mrs. O’Neal received $75
from an unidentified person but
the stamps were not forthcoming.
•SLAYS SELF WITH RIFLE
Charles A. Lowe, 42, Guilford
county, died from a rifle bullet
wound through the head self-in
flicted. Members of his family
found him lying unconscious near
a gate No cause is known for sui
cide, and the wound may have been
due to an accident.
SCHOOLS OPEN MONDAY
City and county schools will
reopen Monday after a lay-off of
one week due to the influenza sit
uation in Rowan and over the
state. City school and health of
ficials, at a conference last Fri
day, extended the vacation period
one week to avoid any undue
spreading of the disease.
SMITH FIELD CHURCH BURNS
Hundreds of scared children es
caped without injury from the
Smithfield Methodist church Sun
day morning when the building
was found afire during the Sunday
school hours The fire damaged
the property to extent of $30,000.
It originated in trash near the coal
form nriniAT AssnriATinxi \
A state burial association was
formed at Asheboro on Friday by
representatives of 43 burial' socie
ties. W. W. Russell, Thomasvillc,
was chosen president.
N. C. LEADS IN SAWMILLS
There were 1,066 lumber mills
active in the state in 1931 as com
pared with 1,612 in 1930, but the
state continued to lead the nation
in number of mills, reports the
state forester. The state moved
from 10th to 9th place in produc
tion of lumber products, sawing
500,000.000 board feet.
GOVERNOR PICKS SECRE
Charles G. Powell, Oxford, has
been named as his secretary by J.
C. B. Ehringhaus, new governor of
the commonwealth. Powell was the
governor’s assistant campaign
IS BURNED TO DEATH
Mrs. Bettie F. Hurdle, 78, an
invalid, was burned to death at her
home near Graham, Sunday morn
ing, when her clothing ignited
from an open fire.
2 DIE IN SHELBY BATTLE
Mark Conner. 25. nulled a pull
in the jail yard at Shelby just af
ter he and a companion had been
arrested on a drinking charge. He
shot Deputy Sheriff E. W. Ean
ders, 3 8, through the body. The
deputy pulled his own pistol as he
fell and fired four times. Both
died a few minutes later.
$5 0,000 NEW BERN FIRE
An early morning fire destroyed
the Vogue store at New Bern.
With smoke and water damage in
four other buildings the total loss
was estimated at $50,000.
TRANSFER HIGH POINT
The transfer of the High Point
hospital from ownership of Dr. J.
T. Burrus to a board of trustees
for use as a community hospital
was made last week, for considera
tion of $100,000 The change
was made with aid of the Duke
Foundation, which will aid in main
taining charity patients.
HELD FOX BANK ROBBERY
Toe Rerrv. Raleiph. is held at
Greenville as one of the group who
attempted the recent robbery of
the Bank of Fountain. His car was
identified as the one used in :he
raid and a pistol found on him was
said to be the one stolen from the
bank. The robbers were scared a
way after they had opened the safe.
ELECTION OFFICIALS IN
Members of the state and county
election boards are eligible for
membership irf an association of
election officials given the approval
of the state board of elections. L.
P. McLendon, Durham, chairman
of the state board, is president of
the association, Raymond Maxwell,
Raleigh, and'George Hampton, Jr.,
of Greensboro, are vice-presidents.
VOTE PHILIPPINE FREEDOM
With heavy majority, the house
of representatives last week passed
the conference bill providing inde
pendence for the Philippine Islands
in 10 years, a measure which had
already been approved by the sen
ate. The measure may be vetoed
by President Hoover.
Champ Gets Golf Birdie
—■niiiw i •. ..„——
Mickey Riley, U. S. Olympic diving
champion, attired thusly, hit a whis
tling drive down a Florida golf
course, the ball skimmed through a
tree top and a chicken hawk fell
dead to the . ground. A new record in
a new sport for Mickev
Connie Mack at 70
Cornelius McGilllcuddy . . . better
known as the beloved Connie Mack,
boss baseball man of the Philadelphia
Athletics and dean of the great Am
erican game, looks hopefully toward
winning his 10th pennant in 1933, as
he turned the 70 mark in birthdays on
FIRST TIME IN SPIKE-TAILED
Kansas City.—The inauguration
January 9 of Guy B. Parks as gov
ernor of Missouri will mark the
"first time and the last” that he
ever wore "spike-tail” coat.
"After the ceremonies, the suit
will be put away for good,” vow
ed the Democratic governor-elect.
He had had his first "fitting” at
a tailor shop here.
Had Complained Of Indigestion
For Short While But Death
Mr. Coolidge Was Last Surviving
Ex-President; Body Found
By His Wife
Held Nation’s Highest Office .For
Almost Seven Years; Thirtieth
1931. Highway collections last
month totaled $1,891,907.69, as
compared with $2,280,591.32 in
Maxwell said the decrease in
general fund receipts was almost
entirely due to the fact franchise
tax collections which were made in
December, 1931, were paid earlier
this fiscal year.
In the highway fund receipts,
sales of licenses accounted for
$645,824.89 in revenue last month,
compared with $888,561.76 from
this source in December, 1931.
The report came within two days
of the convening of the 1933 Gen
eral Assembly-—which must meet
the problem of declining revenue
in its efforts to balance the budget.
A $585,000 drop in state general
fund tax collections was reported
by Commissioner of Revenue A. J.
Maxwell for the first six months of
the current fiscal year.
At the same time, the commis
sioner reported highway fund col
lections for the 1932 calendar year
totaled $19,3 51,732.99, a decrease
of $1,009,712.60 compared with
receipts of $20,361,445.59 in 1931.
General fund collections from
July through December were only
$6,788,168, compared with $7,
373,828.36 for the same'period a
December general fund receipts
$369,135.23, compared with $567,
054.90 for the same month in
State Suffers Loss
In Tax Collections
After completing President
Harding’s unexpired term, he was
elected in his own right in 1924
and continued as president until
1929 when he was succeeded by
Calvin Coolidge was born on In
dependence Day, July 4, 1872, in
Plymouth, a county village in the
Vermont Hills, the son of John C.
and Victoria Moor Coolidge. He
was descended from John and Mar
ry Coolidge, who had settled in
Watertown, Mass., about 1630.
On October 4, 1905, Mr. Cooli
dge married Miss Grate A. Good
hue of Burlington, Vermont, malt
ing a home for his bride in a two
familv house in Northampton.
They continued to occupy that un
CP/ease turn to back page)
America today bowed her head
in grief over the sudden death yes
terday of Calvin Coolidge, 30th
president of the United States, who
passed away unexpectedly follow
ing a heart attack.
Mr. Coolidge Was 6Q years of age
last July 4th. He was the only
surviving former president.
Returning i..-ne early from his
law orrice, because of icing indict
posed, accompanied by his secre
tary, Harry Rpss, Mr. Coolidge
lay down upon a bed in his home
near Northampton, Mass., to rest.
His body was found about 20
minutes later by Mrs. Coolidge
upon returning from a downtown
Funeral plans had not been com
pleted last night.
Mr. Coolidge had complained of
indigestion for some time prior to.
his death, but this ailment was not
Mr. Coolidge was elected vice
president in 1920 and assumed of
fice under President Harding in
192 b This office he held until
Harding’s death in 1923, when he
became president, the oath of of
fice being administered by his fath