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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
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
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
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.
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One Of i _ Twenty 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
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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
Charles S. Heilig, Salisbury, re
elected treasurer.
Rev. J. C. Dietz, re-elected sec
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.
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
Samson—I’m strong for you,
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
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.
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
"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
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
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
"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
She—And what’s that?
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
The drive will continue through
oday, probably longer, until the
lesired goal is reached, it was <
Predicted in Roosevelt Cabinet Selections
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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.
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.
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An Italian plant is filling an or
der from China for 20 new bomb
ing planes, involving $250,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. —
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.
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.
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.
Anson county is offering $50 re
ward for arrest of Clem Collins,
six feet, 200 pounds, light hair,
who is charged with the brutal
slaying of his wife’s brother, Mar
tin Dawkins, at Dawkins’ home.
The lone sentinel at Fort Cas
well, fortification in the mouth of
the Cape Fear river abandoned by
the federal government after the
world war, died last week. Ser
geant J. W. Welks, the sentinel,
had been at the fort since 1898.
Governor Ehringhaus has par
oled 10 state prisoners, among
them Dock Allen, ftormfer Bun,
combe officer, sentenced in 1930,
for killing a tenant farmer.
Clean Slate
Is Found In
Welfare D’t.
Judge Dunn
Praises Work
Mrs. Mary O. Linton Is Highly
Commended Lor Her Excell
ent Services
Seek To Locate Persons Who Ori
ginated Report; Grand Jury
Aid To Be Asked
The Superior court grand jury
will be asked to investigate the ori
gin of and locate the perpetrators
of the unfounded and slanderous
reports against Mrs. Mary O. Lin
ton, welfare officer, when it con
venes here Monday, The Watch
man was advised last night.
For the past several days, re
ports have gained circulation to
the effect tfiat Mrs. Mary O. Lin
ton, welfare officer* was indicte$
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
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
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
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.

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