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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of ^All- The TV]gws”
FOUNDED 1832-100TH YEAR_ SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 10, 1933 VOL. 100 NO. 32 PRICE 2 CENTS
Merchants Re-affirm Confidence
In Local Banks; New Program
Banking Situation Has Had Little
Effect On Business At Local
the purchase or payment of the
bills is less than the amount of the
check drawn, and even this has
been done in some instances.
Arrangements will be made to
handle the various payrolls, Satur
day, it is stated.
Without exception, the merch
ants have expressed confidence in
local banks and anticipated no fur
ther complications after today.
Banks of the city were calmly
awaiting the remedial program of
fered by the administration to be
Bottom Noiv Reached
The citizens generally appeared
to be in excellent spirits. Every
where there was in evidence a feel
ing that the "bottom” had finally
been reached, that the duration of
the panic would be short and that
with a firm, intelligent and deter
mined national administration lead
ing the nation, the upward climb
would soon be started. 1 Never be
fore since the days of the World
war, it seemed, have the people of
the country been so united and so
confident of victory. Yesterday
there was evidenced, here in Salis
bury and all over the country, as
indicated by press reports from
i every section, a feeling that the
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The county commissioners re
cently named the following to
serve as tax listers in 193 3:
Salisbury township, A. M. Rice,
and J. C. Deaton are to serve from
April 4 to May 6 and Benton Lud
wick and John A. Kelly from May
8 to the end of the period.
Atwell township, C. C. Deal;
Cleveland township, W. F. Thomp
son; China Grove township, H. A.
McNeely, A. V. Sloop and Ff. E.
Goodman; Franklin township, W.
E. Shuping; Gold Hill, L. L. Fes
perman; Litaker, W. P. Sloop;
Locke, R. L. Roseman; Morgan, D.
E. Wyatt; Mt. Ulla, J. L. Cowan;
Providence, J. Bi. Cornelison; Steele
R. L. Steele; Scotish-Irish, W. R.
Currant; Unity, S. H. Wetmore;
Spencer, W. H. Shannon and East
Spencer, C. E. Sides.
President Roosevelt’s Cabinet of Department Heads j
William H. Woodirt
Secretary of Treasury
Secretary of State
George H. Dern
Secretary of War
Claude A. Swanson
Secretary of Navy
Henry A. Wallace
secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Interior
James A. Farley
Daniel C. Roper
Secretary of Commerce
_ Miss Frances Perkins
** Secretary of Labor _ .
WHERE TO FIND THEM
Stockholder: You certainly
have a nice looking bunch of
stenographers. Where do you find
Stock Broker: I usually find
them in the corner arranging ther
hair and powdering their noses.
"Dear God,” prayed golden-hair
ed little Wille, "please watch over
And then he added as an after
thought—"And I dunno as it
would do any harm to keep an eye
on papa, too.”
Flapper went to a dentist’s office
suffering with a toothache. Dentist
looks her mouth over and said—
Just a moment, please. I’ll have to
have a drill.
Says she—My gosh, do you have
to rehearse before you can pull a
Muriel: Perfect happiness for
a girl means getting the man she
Madge: Do you think so? I
should have said it means getting
the man some other girl wants.
The comedian’s wife eagerly
awaited her husband’s return from
the first night of a new play. As
he came in she inquired impatient
ly: "Were you well applauded,
"Applauded?” replied John,
they made as much noise as a cat
erpillar with rubber heels crawling
over a carpet.”
Junkman: Any rags, paper, or
Student (simply) : I am a college
Junkman: My mistake. Any bot
Visitor: What do you mix your
Artist (irritated): With brains,
Visitor: Oh, you paint minia
Meets April 27-29
Plans are now being made for
the thirty-seventh annual conven
tion of the American Cotton
Manufacturers association which
will be held1 at the Carolina hotel
in Pinehurst on April 27, 28 and
29, it was announced by W. M.
McLaurine, secretary of the associa
Membership of this organization
includes the leading textile manu
facturers of the southern states and
an unusually large number is ex
pected to be present for the Pine
hurst meeting. In addition to man
ufacturers of the south, there will
be a number of manufacturers,
converters, bankers and merchants
from the New England states and
B. B. Gossett of Charlotte, presi
dent of the association, and his
committee are now working on the
plans for the convention and are
outlining a comprehensive program
which will be of much benefit tc
those concerned with the textile
industry, Mr. McLaurine said. The
current problems of the industry
will be discussed and the delibera
tions of the convention are expect
ed to be of much importance to
those who attend.
GREENSBORO YOUTH SHOT
Ewell Ferrell, who lived with
his parents near Guilford college
was seriously wounded Sunday
night, the result of a bullet in his
head. The facts seem to indicate
self-afflicted, but particulars ate
COUNTY WARD HAS
Tulsa, Okla.—A v clothes bag
which Mary Talkington, 71-year
old county charity charge, guarded
jealously after she was taken to a
hospital was inspected by an at
endant. A total of $2,606 was
found in the bag, but the aged
woman once housed at the county
farm, refused to explain. County
agencies have been aiding the wo
man for a year.
[White House Housekeeper
I S, Hu Hu : Ht J
Mrs. Henry Nesbit, neighbor of
President Roosevelt’s family at
Hyde Park, N Y., is the new house
keeper at the White House Mrs.
Nesbft successfully managed a co
operative market at Springfield, Mass
at one time.
SAFE ROBBED OF $1,000
Approximately $1,000 wasjstol
en when yeggmen using nitro gly
cerine blew the safe at the Tucpau
mill store eight miles from Spar
tanburg, S. C.
Entrance was gained by prying
open the front door. The balst
took the safe door off its hinges,
and blew plate glass outward from
the store’s front.
Sheriff Sam Henry said he has "a
couple of clues” regarding the
J. N. McCracken, nightwatch
man, said! he heard a noise about 4
a. m., but thought it was thunder.
Several other residents of the vicin
ity also heard the explosion.
PROBE HAGERTOWN AT
TEMPT AT ARSON
Hagerstown. — Detectives are
investigating* an attempt to burn
the home of Roy McKinsey here.
Kerosene and kindling were found
under the porch of the^home and
the end of the building was afire.
The flames were extinguished by
McKinsey. The family was up
at the time.
Chicago.—Philip K. Wrigley,
.hewing gum manufacturer, com
pleted a plan for increasing the
wages of his employes, shortening
their working hours and provid
ing them with assurances of some
income even if they are laid off.
The plan entails:
1. Increase of the minimum
2. 10 per cent reduction in work
ing hours and a corresponding in
crease in wage per hour.
3. Guarantee of 25 per cent of
salary to all employes laid off.
TO BUILD TWO BREWERIES
New York,—The New Ams
terdam Brewing company of New
York announced that arrangements
have been completed for the con
struction of new breweries in
Washinton and Baltimore. The
company already has started work
on a $2,5 000,000 plant in Queens
Jobs Found In
N. C. For 2,030
State-federal employment offices
in seven North Carolina cities
found employment for 2,030 ap
plicants for jobs in February, ac
cording to the monthly report of
Nathan A. Gregg, state director.
This was 247 more than were
placed in January when 1,783 were
placed by the seven offices. This
makes the total for the first two
months of this year, 3,813 and the
total of the first eight months of
the fiscal year which started July
1, of last year, 11,808.
Winston-Salem led by a large
margin in February. The state
federal office in this city, however,
furnishes employes for welfare pro
jects. Of the cities placing appli
cants in regular employment foi
the month, Durham led with 231
placments, followed by Charlotte
with 209 placements.
Placements during the month
by cities were as follows, Asheville
117; Badin, 12; Charlotte, 209
Durham, 231; Greensboro, 171
High Point, 14; Winston-Salem, 1,
276; total 2,030.
Monroe W. Priest, 45, of Wal
kertown, killed himself with a shot
gun in his home Sunday. No in
quest was adjudged necessary.
CRAIG SMITH KILLED
Craig Smith, 5 0, of Kings Moun
tain, was killed Sunday night and
two other men seriously injured
when their automobile overturn
WAS FATALLY INJURED
W. N. Campbell, 5 5, prominent
lumberman of South Scotland
county, died Saturday night from
injuries he received the day before
at a sawmill near Parkton.
ARREST 129 IN FEBRUARY
According to a report just made
public by Lieut. L. R. Fisher, the
North Carolina state patrol made
129 arrests during the month of
February and collected fines and
costs amounting to $3,518.54.
MEXICAN BANDIT CHIEF
KILLED WHILE FLEEING
Mexico City.—A dispatch from
Vera Crui said tke bandit cWf
tain, Antonio Galindo, active in
the Soledad Doblado' region for
several yeaers, had been killed while
attempting to escape from soldiers
who captured him.
CONCORD STORE ROBBED ,
A" fire in Efird’s department
store at Concord Sunday night did
several hundred dollars damage.
The blaze began under the roof
and is supposed to have been caus
ed by a short circuit in the electri
MAYOR CERMAK DIED
The condition of Mayor Anton
Cermak took a turn for the bad
Saturday as operation became nec
essary, and it was discovered that
a gangrenous disorder was setting
up around the lungs. He passed
into a state of coma, death follow
ing on Monday morning about
6:30. Chicago’s mayor wias wound
ed1 by a bullet from Zangara’s pis
tol intended for President Roose
velt in Miami last month. While
hopes were entertained for the re
covery of Mr. Cermak, the cour
ageous fight put up by him came
to an inevitable end.
EXCITED NEGRO JUMPS
FROM BOAT, DROWNS
Robert Burrs, 18, negro became
excited during a squall on High
Rock lake, near Southmont, jump
ed from a boat and drowned in 20
feet of water. County officers and
citizens dragged the lake for hour*
but high waves foiled efforts to re
cover the body.
Burrs, son of Dave Burrs, of
Bowman, S. C., came to the South
mont community last October, and
had been employed on a farm there.
Harry Lt Davis and his twc
daughters, Catherine and Thelma,
who were instantly killed when
their auto was struck by a South
ern passenger train at Kannapolis;
were buried in the cemetery of
Corinth Baptist church, on the
highway from Kannapolis to Moor
Davis was taking his daughter'
to the Cannon high school at Kan
napolis when the accident occur
ed. Eye witnesses said he appar
ently did not look in either direc
tion as he drove upon the tracks, a:
the train, No. 39, which does noi
stop at Kannapolis, was within ;
few feet of the crossing when h<
drove on; the tracks.
Mr. Davis is survived by hi:
wife, one son and one daughter.
Congress Acts On Measure After
Address By President
Bill Authorizes Issuance Of New
Currency Immediately Against
Congress passed the Roosevelt
emergency bill last night, by an
overwhelming majority, following
a request by the president earlier
in the day. The bill was immedia
tely sent to the president and was
signed at 8:37.
The bill gave the president broad
powers over the banks, authority to
reduce' expenditures and also per
mission to proceed with public
I work* to r«stor« employment.
All banks, considered solvent,
■will be permitted to reopen, it was
stated. The comptroller of the
currency would determine the
soundness of the banks.
Henry T. Rainey, new speaker of
the house, and Vice-President John
Nance Garner, of the senate, pre
sided over the two bodies of con
gress. Crowds packed the galleries
to hear the presidential message
read, while he remained at work at
his white house desk.
"Our first task is to reopen all
sound banks,” he declared; and
went at once into his immediate
emergency plan—"I ask of the con
gress the immediate enactment of
legislation giving to the executive
branch of the government control
over banks for the protection of
depositors; authority forthwith to
open such banks as have already
been ascertained to be found in
sound condition and other such
hanks as rapidly as possible; and
authority to reorganize and reopen
such banks as may be found' to re
quire reorganization to put them on
a sound basis.
1 asK amendment to tne teaerai
reserve act to provide for such ad
ditional currency, adequately se
cured, as it may become necessary
to issue to meet all demands for
currency and at the same time to
achieve this end without increasing
the unsecured indebtedness of the
government of the United States.
“I can not too strongly urge
upon the congress the clear neces
sity for immediate action.”
The president called those re
commendations "an essential pre
liminary to subsequent legislation
directed against speculation with
the funds of depositors.”
The president will soon request
congress to enact two other meas
ures "of immediate urgency”—pro
posals believed in Democratic ranks
at the capitol to be power to reduce
government costs, including veter
ans funds; and to provide $500,
000,000 or so for public projects
Continued on page eight
EUROPE AMERICA’S BEST
CUSTOMER IN JANUARY
Washington.—Europe was the
best customer the United had in
January, importing goods worth
$62,213,289 out of a total oi
$120,630,454 sould abroad.
The European total, however,
compared with $71,014,643 in
January, 1932. Asia sent the lar
gest amount of goods to this coun
try with a total of $30,484,267 as
compared with $36,867,309 in
January a year ago.