. ■' : ' ' t / ' - - - - ■ ' • The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina The Carolina Wak vian "The Watchman Carries a Summary of All The TSlews” > I POUNDED 1832—100TH YEAR__ SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1933 1 „ VOL. 100 NO. 28 PRICE 2 CENTS Primary To Be Held In The Spring May Modify Present Law Present Mayor And Councilmen Non-committal On Pros pective Candidates Each Party Will Have Ticket In The Approaching Municipal Election With the Salisbury municipal election only several months off, the city is still without a single candidate for the city council. The primary will be held in late spring, it is stated. This will be followed by the general election. The exact dates are not obtain able. The city attorney, acting upon instructions from the coun cil, has asked the legislators to change several dates in connection «._/«d£h the primary and general e * lection. These dates will be known ■within the next few weeks as ac tion will probably be taken by the General Assembly before adjour nment.' Five councilmen are to be elect ed, one of whom will be named mayor by the council after it takes office. Several prominent Salisbury citi zens have been mentioned as pos sible candidates but these have declclined to commit themselves on the possibility of their entering the race. The primary and election this spring will be the first to he held under the new law passed by the 1931 legislature placing the city government on a partisan basis: that is, each party being allowed to put a ticket if so desired. This will operate elections. The present mayor and council men have not definitely announc ed their candidacies; in fact, sev eral have indicated they would not run for reelection. Their deci sions will in all likelihood be made within the next few weeks. Court Convenes Here Next Mon. Superior court will convene here Monday for the two-weeks Febru ary term with Judge Wilson War lick, of Newton, presiding. Criminal and divorce cases are set for trial during the first week. Civil cases will be heard the se cond week. A complete calendar of the criminal and civil dockets will be found elsewhere in this issue. Blackmer Faces Serious Charges Word reached Salisbury Thurs day that Sidney Blackmer, former ly of this city, has been arraigned in court on charges perferred by Bernice Bach, 17-year-old girl. A Blackmer is charged with assault ing the girl in his apartment about six weeks ago. Blackmer, it is stated, was re leased without bail when brought into court. The hearing is set for Feb. 27 in Los Angeles. Blackmer denied the charges and stated he had been framed for pe cuniary purposes. f>x; - \ -• -11 One Of i _ Twenty I —zMMm*,,.--! I Ethylvnne Holt is just one- ; twentieth part of the beauty which paraded by and was selected by noted artists as America’s most beautiful fashion manikins.... Do you like the type* - j The Half-Moon Curl Joyce Stillman, posed this new coiffure at the national hairdressers’ conclave in New York. It is known as the half-moon curl. .. and it is pre dicted that it will be popular during coming months. Lutherans Pick Three Officers Election of three officers was one of the outstanding features of the North Carolina Lutheran synod in annual session this week at Mt. j Moriah church at China Grove. I The following officers were chosen: Charles S. Heilig, Salisbury, re elected treasurer. Rev. J. C. Dietz, re-elected sec retary. Rev. R. E. Petrea elected statis tical secretary. Dr. J. L. Morgan of Salisbury synodical president, read his annual report. Three ministers died dur ing the past year; new churches in Asheville and Shelby were started with cornerstones laid; and three successful synod conferences were held during the year, he reported. Reports of Rev. Mr. Heilig, treasurer, showed 16 churches on the honor roll paying 100 per cent for church support, and 21 other churches showing a 25 per cent in crease over 1931. At the afternoon and evening sessions, reports of committees on nominations, missions, evangelism, ministerial education, women’s work, young people’s work, Luther league, Sunday school work, syn odical brotherhood fraternal dele gations and general church work were heard. The synod sent greetings to D. E. Rhyne, one of the denomina tion’s leading benefactors, who is ill at a hospital in Lincolnton. PRITCHARD CONTEST ENDED George W. Prichard’s contest of the 1930 election of Josiah W. Bailey to the United States senate, was dismissed by the senate, ap- : proving its elections committee report that charges of irregulari- ' ties had'not been sustained. Prit chard, former congressman from ■ the 10th district, will be reimburs- < ed $12,000 expense money. i GOOD MORNING AS THEY’D SAY IT NOW Samson—I’m strong for you, kid. Jonah—You can’t keep a good man down. David—The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Helen of Troy—So this is Paris? Columbus—I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way. Nero—Keep the home fires burn ing. Solomon—I love the ladies. Noah—It floats. Methuselah—The first hundred years are the hardest. Queen Elizabeth to Sir Walter Raleigh—Keep your shirt on. THE TABLES TURNED He was one of those smart men who like to show theif cleverness. "Watch me take a rise out ofj him,” he said, as the tramp ap-j proached. Then he listened sole mnly to the tale of hard luck. "That’s the same old story you told me the last time you accosted me,” he said, when the vargant had finished. "Is it?” was the answering question. "When did I tell it to rou?” "Last week.” "Mebbe I did, mebbie I did,” ad mitted the tramp. I’d forgotten meeting you. I was in prison all ast week.” There was a man And all his life, He’d worked in a shipyard; And he had a baby And it was going to be christen ed, And for a week he couldn’t sleep nights, Because he was worried For fear the minister Would hurt the baby When he hit it with the bottle. "Is she very pretty?” "Pretty! Say! When she gets on a street car the advertising is .1 total loss.”—Boston Transcript. "Will you please tell me, con ductor, when we are coming to the next tunnel? I want to change my dress;” A traveling salesman found him self in a village hotel dining room when a heavy downpour of rain set in. Addressing the waitress, he remarked: "It looks like the Flood.” "Like what?” the girl inquired. "Like the Flood. You’ve read of the Flood and how the ark landed on Mount Ararat, haven’t you?” "No, sir. I haven’t seen a news paper for three days,” confessed the waitress.-—Ex. She—Aren’t you a little worried about your affairs back home, John? Are you sure that new clerk you hired is trustworthy, He—Pshaw, Annabella! I ain’t n the least worried about him. I always know what he’s going to do next. She—And what’s that? He—Nothing.—Ex. Happy Days Drive Nets $2,632 Sum A total of $2,632 has been sub icribed in the Happy Days drive iccording to reports of workers rhursday. The drive will continue through oday, probably longer, until the lesired goal is reached, it was < tated. Predicted in Roosevelt Cabinet Selections " - --TBS '■ - These two men top the list as possible members of President-elect Boosevelt’s cabinet, according to late Washington reports. . . . They are (left) Senator Carter Glass of Virginia, as Secretary of the Treasury and (right) Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, as Attorney General. . , , James A. Farley, is expected, to be named Postmaster-Genoral _A Big Job_ A few months ago, funds from the Reconstruction Finance Cor poration were made available to the Welfare Department of Rowan County. Before these funds were received, this county had_ been struggling along with a modest budget entirely inadequate to meet the relief needs of a county of fifty thousond population. The almost sudden deposit of Reconstruction Funds in a sizable amount for dis tribution caused a feeling of relief and appreciation, but at the same time, it brought about a tremendous system of detailed and compli cated and responsibility on the Welfare Department that could hardly be envied. It would sometimes seem easy for an agency such as the Welfare Department to dispense funds and provisions to needy persons where the most good would be done, but it is by no means an easy task; on the other hand, it is a tremendous piece of responsibility. The very nature of the work entailing, as it does, contact with various and innumerable cases scattered throughout the entire county, would whiten the hair and bend the shoulders of 'a person of unusual stature and physical endurance. To Mrs. Linton, this paper tenders its commendation in an un stinted measure and, at the same time, its sympathy. In this sort of work is required much patience, of tactfulness, of firmness and the ability to stand up under most trying circumstances. Even to one unacquainted with the administration of this fund, it would ap pear that there would be many cases of dissatisfaction and sometimes carping criticism. upon tne wnoie, nowever, it seems tnat tnere nas Deen a real worthwhile service rendered to the community. Tangible results can be seen in the employment of hundreds of men; allotted to various projects; for instance, the new road to Faith, the several streets in the city that have been widened and improved, the paintirig and renova ing of the courthouse and community building, the building of a number of dormitories to the county schools and the restoration of the old Lutheran cemetery. „ In addition to these, many other, odd jobs have been given, and every day for the past several months there have been hundreds of people calling at the office of the Welfare Dpartment for aid and relief in the form of wood, coal, medicine and other necessities of life. With a staff of five or six it is well nigh impossible to investi gate minutely each and every case with a trained worker, and it is remarkable that the work is carried on as well as it is. In the administration of this relief work, the superintendent of public welfare does not actually receive or pay out any money what ever. The funds are placed to the credit of the treasurer of the county in a local bank and as the cases come, the Welfare Department makes such investigation as it is able to make, passes upon the same and issues an order which is honored by the various stores in Rowan county and payment is received by them from 'the auditor; of the county in the form of a check. The administration of this relief measure in the hands of the Welfare Department is indeed a big job, one calling for sympathetic co-operation. It must be repeated that this paper stands in respectful admiration of Mrs. Linton and extends its most sincere well wishes. t.LOVES KEEP APPLE MCLEAN CALLS FOR FARM GOOD FOR 52 YEARS AID Mebraska City, Neb.—Fifty-two Angus W. McLeon. former Tar ’'ears ago Etta Ellsworth was told Heel governor, was one of severa' m apple would keep indefinitely if witnesses to tell senate committee svell punctured with cloves. She at Washington that substantial ait :ried it. must be extended to agriculture if Today the apple appears just as serious consequences are to be ;ood as the day it was picked, but avoided. McLean urged a two >ne cannot see the skin because of year moratorium on farm mort :he coating of cloves. gages. ) ' NEWS BRIEFS NEW PLANES FOR CHINA An Italian plant is filling an or der from China for 20 new bomb ing planes, involving $250,000. SCHOOL BOY KILLED Lonnie Smith, pupil in the fifth grade in the public school at Hert ford, N. C., was instantly killed when he stepped from the rear of a school bus in front of an auto mobile which struck him. BEGINS LONG PRISON TERM Tommie Ellis, Jr., of Davie county, begins a term in state prison for the murder of Willie Beauchamp, 19, committed Feb ruary 30, 1932. EEs appeal to the supreme court failed to get a new trial, and the prisoner is sen tenced to serve 25 to 30 years. DENTON PHYSICIAN DIES Dr. A. L. Plummer, 51, promi nent physician of Denton, N. C., died in a High Point hospital after m illness of two weeks. Burial was in the cemetery of the Denton Bap tist church, of which he was a leading member for 25 years. RANDOLPH YOUTH KILLS SELF Floyd McCoy, of the Moffit Mil section in Randolph county wa found shot to death near his homi A note found in the 19-year-olc youth’s purse indicated1 that he in tended to commit suicide. Finan cial trouble and worries are sup posed to have been the cause. ROB ABERDEEN BANK OF $2,425 During the noon hour, two un masked men entered the Page bank at Aberdeen, pistols in hand, made Cashier Francis Pleasants lie flat an the floor, rifled the cash draw er of $2,425 in bills and currency and made their escape in a Ford sedan. — DURHAM CHILD CAR VICTIM Nancy Lyon, four, Durham, was hit and killed by the car of Clyde R. Scott, as she sat on the curb in front of her parents’ home. Scott said he was trying to avoid i boy who was crossing the street. Charged with manslaughter, he is at liberty under a $1,000 bond. 68 NEW LAWYERS LICENSED The state Supreme court grant ed law licenses to 68 applicants, successful ones of the 79 who cook the semi-annual examination the preceeding Monday. I MINISTER KILLS HIMSELF _ 111 health is thought responsible or the suicide of Rev. B. F. Mc Kinney, Primitive Baptist minister 'ound dead of a gunshot wound, :n his garage at Roxboro. OFFER REWARD FOR SLAYER Anson county is offering $50 re ward for arrest of Clem Collins, six feet, 200 pounds, light hair, who is charged with the brutal slaying of his wife’s brother, Mar tin Dawkins, at Dawkins’ home. CASWELL SENTINEL DIES The lone sentinel at Fort Cas well, fortification in the mouth of the Cape Fear river abandoned by the federal government after the world war, died last week. Ser geant J. W. Welks, the sentinel, had been at the fort since 1898. '0 GIVEN PAROLES Governor Ehringhaus has par oled 10 state prisoners, among them Dock Allen, ftormfer Bun, combe officer, sentenced in 1930, for killing a tenant farmer. Clean Slate Is Found In Welfare D’t. Judge Dunn Praises Work V_ Mrs. Mary O. Linton Is Highly Commended Lor Her Excell ent Services Seek To Locate Persons Who Ori ginated Report; Grand Jury Aid To Be Asked The Superior court grand jury will be asked to investigate the ori gin of and locate the perpetrators of the unfounded and slanderous reports against Mrs. Mary O. Lin ton, welfare officer, when it con venes here Monday, The Watch man was advised last night. For the past several days, re ports have gained circulation to the effect tfiat Mrs. Mary O. Lin ton, welfare officer* was indicte$ and under bond for misappropria I tion of relief funds sent here by , the state, made possible through federal loans. Investigation by The Watchman reveals that Mrs. Linton has not been indicted, is not under bond, and does not handle any cash re lief funds, as all disbursements are made by voucher from the county treasurer’s office. A complete se< of records, show ing all receipts and disbursements of the welfare office are on file in the office of J. E. Haynes, count}' treasurer, which records are open to inspection by the public at any time. Mrs. Linton for many years has been recognized as one of the out standing welfare officials in the state and has been faithful to every trust reposed in her and has served under both Democratic and Republican administrations with out interruption. , J. A. JJunn, judge ol the county court, Thursday morning from the bench declared, after a personal in vestigation, that the alleged stories circulated about the welfare offi cer were false and without founda tion. Judge Dunn denounced the re ports in no uncertain terms and highly complimented Mrs. Linton for the excellent work she has rendered while in charge of the welfare office. Fred Morrison, state relief dire ctor, at Raleigh Thursday issued a statement, to the effect that all funds sent to Rowan county had properly been administered and praised the local welfare office upon its efficiency in handling the same. Has Complete File Of All N. C. Bills Mayor B. V. Hedrick, who is a director of the ninth congressional district of the North Carolina Municipal Association, announces that he has a complete file of all the bills introduced into the N. C. house and senate. Anyone interested in seeing this file may communicate with Mjr. Hedrick at the Hedrick Auto Co., 120 West Innes street.