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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
_ "The Watchman Carries a Summary of wAll The Tews”
FOUNDED ..32-1..TH YEAR • SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 24, 1933 ..
— , ____VOL- 100 NO. 14 PRICE 2 C£NTS
Wtp Want Beer” Is Heard Here
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Twt Enter Primary For City Council
Urge N. C.
As U. S. Law
Petitions Being Circulated In Cit)
Hundreds Affix Their Signature<
Will Be Presented In Person Tt
Petitions are being circulated in
Salisbury and Rowan county ask
ing the state legislature to pass t
beer bill to have the state law con
form with the national law recent
ly passed by congress.
Hundreds of citizens have sign
ed the petitions, it is stated.
"We want beer,” was the usual
remark and demand made by sign
«rs of the petitions, according to
— those circulating them.
A majority of the states have
passed laws or have bills pending
permitting the sale of beer, it was
>ale or Deer wouia Dnng in au
ditional revenue it was declared,
and would help the present tax
situation. Many also felt the sale
of beer legally would reduce the
sale of bootleg liquor.
The petitions will be presented
to the Rowan county solons in the
next few days, it was stated.
The preface of the petitions read
We, the undersigned Citizens of
Rowan County, realizing that the
United States Congress has made
certain changes in the National
Volstead Act, whereby Beer is per
mitted to be manufactured and
sold in said Country thereby rais
ing additional Revenue for said
Country; and further realizing
that many States of the union
have amended their respective laws
to conform with this, Act, so that
they can realize additional Revenue
for their State treasuries, and be
lieving that this additional reven
ue would aid materially in balanc
Continued on page five
The banking situation in Salis
bury is being rapidly cleared up.
The Wachovia Bank & Trust
Company is operating without any
restrictions and in the same man
ner as prior to the banking holi
H. P. Brandis has been appoint
ed conservator of the First Nation
al Bank. This bank is accepting
new deposits and permitting IOC
per cent withdrawals on new de
The North Carolina Bank &
Trust Company is operating under
the S per cent withdrawal restric
tion, allowing withdrawals of 5
per cent on old deposits, while ac
cepting new deposits and paying
100 per cent on these withdrawals.
Other banks that have opened
in the county without restrictions
The Bank of China Grove.
The Bank of Rockwell.
The Merchants and Farmers
Bank at Granite Quarry.
The Bank of Landis.
First Step Toward Banking Reform
President Roosevelt, with Secretary Woodin of the Treasury at his side,
signing the drastic banking bill by the Seventy-Third Congress during
the first day of the extraordinary session which was called to meet the
Beer Pumps Will Start
Again On 7th Of April
President Roosevelt starred in a
one-act drama at the White House
Wednesday that will start the beer
pumps on April 7.
As the moving picture cameras
clicked off the historic event, and
with a curt "That’s done,” the
President signed his name with
four pens to the Cullen-Harrison
bill legalizing 3,2 per cent beer
and wine and it thus became the
law of the land.
In 15 days beer and 'wine can be
sold in 22 states, brewers will be
licensed immediately. Also they
may begin now to bottle the larg<
quantity of beer already brewed s.
that it will be ready for sale in th<
immediate localities on April 7. I
cannot be shipped from brewerie
until the effective date.
Shortly before signing the bill
the Chief Executive set in motioi
an inquiry which may free hund
reds now in jail for beer violations
Without indicating his possibl
course, he asked Attorney Genera
Homer S. Cummings to investigat
the possibility of such 'wholesal
Fight On Sales Tax
The merchants of Salisbury ard
Spencer are vigorously protesting
the sales tax now proposed in the
Petitions, letters, and telegrams
have been forwarded to the Rowan
delegation in Raleigh.
Excessive and burdensome taxes
have already been levied against
the merchants, it is declared, and
the merchants as. a whole are of
the opinion taxes should be reduc
ed instead of increased.
Organized labor is almost unani
mously and very actively opposed
to the enactment of a sales tax.
Their activity at the 1931 legisla
ture was credited with being the
force that turned the tide against
the proposed sales tax, and leaders
of the opposition are expec'mg
them to wield a great force in the
opposition this year.
"President Roosevelt has point
ed out the way to Governor
Ehringhaus,” said one merchant.
"He brought immediate revival of
business by cutting expenses to
meet income rather than by boost
ing taxes in an effort to bala 1 e
the budget. If Governor Ehring
Ihaus will pursue the same policies
he can do much to insure business
revival in the state.”
“Even if the tax can be passed
on,” he said, "there are two very
good reasons why it should not
be. In the first place it would
materially hinder business which
has been finding almost insur
mountable obstacles in die pat]
of continued operation.
"In the .second place, to pass th
tax on would place a burdensom
tax on a class of people who ar
already finding it impossible t
balance their own family budgets
The man earning a small salar
has been having a hard time. Nos
when it appears that conditions ar
showing some slight improvement
they are planning to place a ta:
upon him that will prove exceed
ingly discouraging hnd help kil
the spirit of the people who ar
the backbone of our state.”
Leone Sousa, daughter of the fa
mous late March King, John Philip
Sousa, was one of the six champion
apparel wearing beauties selected bj
a group of noted artists, as being the
model with most poise.
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] States Stage Thrilling
Race For Ratification
i • _I_
s With the passage of the prohi
bition repeal resolution in Con
gress, more than a score of State;
have started a -race to be among the
first to ratify.
From 20 to 3 0 States aie expect
ed to ratify within the next twe
Massachusetts is expected to
have a convention ready to func
tion early in April.
Rhode Island has started plans
for a convention within the next
The New York Legislature h«s
received an emergency message and
a bill to permit a convention to be
called in April.
Wyoming started the machinery
for a convention in motion even
before the House acted-on the re
peal resolution, and is likely to be
the first State to ratify.
Michigan is also well in the race
for first place.
Arizona Legislature had a con
vention resolution soon after th<
Georgia was the first of the K
States of the Old South to act.
Maryland is moving to be among
the first to ratify.
In California Governor Rolph i;
urging immediate action by the
Action has been started in both
Houses in Minnesota.
Oregon has a message in the
House to set up a State convention.
The Colorado General Assembly
is rushing plans for ratification.
In South Carolina the Legisla
l ture, which is reconvening, will
quickly move for a State conven
Ohio’s Governor has sent a rati
fication message to the Legislature.
In West Virginia both Houses
have acted on the convention plan.
In Missouri a bill for a State
convention is ready to be reported
to the House.
3 HELD FOR MURDER
Bill Sawyer, of Winston-Salem,
is said to have named Clyde Ferrell
and A. G. Ferguson, of Durham,
as two who were with him in the
’ holdup of the Clover filling sta
tion near Durham on March 2.
Thaddeus Tilley was killed at the
time. James Terry, 10, in the
station at the time, has identified
’ Ferrell and Ferguson, Durham of
; IS KILLED BY HIS MULE
[ Unhitching his team to get it
, out of a bog, Charles M. Thorn
, burg, farmer of near Newton, be
came entangled in the harness of a
. mule. The animal bolted, ran half
a mile and dragged Thornburg to
CHAIR FACTORY BURNS
’ An $80,000 loss was sustained in
* the burning of the finishing plant
of the Hoover Chair company at
Lexington. Much of the loss was
Miss Heathie Linder, 27, of Ox
ford, a secretary to Congressman
Frank Hancock, was killed and
two companions hurt in an auto
mobile-truck crash near Emporia,
VICTIM OF LIGHTNING
Ab Church, 34, of Wilkes coun
ty, was instantly killed when he
was hit by a lightning bolt while
working at the rear of his home.
NEW GERMAN AMBASSADOR
Dr. Hans Luther, former head
of the Germlan Reisohbank, has
been named ambassador to the
United States to succeed Friedrich
W. von Prittwitz.
> KILLS SELF AND THREE
- Leading his three children to
- his second wife’s grave in a Phila
• delphia cemetery, Gilbert Friend
> shot each of them through’ the
■ heart and then killed himself.
r N. C. DAIRIES PROFITABLE
- State reports show North Caro
, lina dairymen sold $12,576,940
c worth of milk and butterfat to
- creameries and milk-processing
1 plants in 1932. There were 510,000
: pounds of cheese made, 2,000,000
pounds of ice cream.
MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE
—Only the ignorant are super
—spilling salt is bad luck.
—feather pillows are lightning
—only poisonous mushrooms
will tarnish a silver coin placed in
the vessel in which they are cook
—crossing the fingers will avert
—fish is a better brain food
—putting on a piece of wear
ing apparel backward is a good
—handling toads produces
—stepping on an ant will bring
Customer: I’d like a loaf of
Baker: White or graham?
Customer: It doesn’t matter. It’s
for a blind man.
"I want a nice present for my
husband. What do you advise?”
"May I ask how long you have
been married, madam?”
"Oh, about fifteen years.”
"Bargain counter in the base
Driver: "What will it cost to
have my car fixed?”
Garage Man: "What’s the matter
Driver: "I don’t know.”
Garage Man: "Fifty-two dollars
and sixty cents.”
Son (who caught his father kiss
ing the maid): "Whatcha doin’,
Pop, kissin’ the maid?”
Pop (thinking quickly): "Bring
me my glasses, son: I thought it
was your mother.”
"So you desire to become my son
"No, I don’t. But if I marry
your daughter, sir, I don’t see how
I can get out of it.”
First Man—My feet are burning
like the deuce. Do you think a
mustard bath would help them?
Second Man—Sure. There’s noth
ing like mustard for hot dbgs!
Doctor—Now, young man, what
have you got to say for yourself?
His Son (in for a licking)—How
about a little local anesthetic?
I I Asks Walker Divorce
Mrs. Janet Allen Walker, wife of
former Mayor, James J Walker of
New York City, has filed suit for
divorce in Florida, alleging desertion.
The former mayor went to Europe
immediately after resigning and has
not yet returned to the U nited States
President Roosevelt Tuesday
transmitted to congress his relief
plans for restoring employment.
The president recommended:
It is essential to our recovery
program that measures immediate
ly be enacted aimed at unemploy
ment relief. A direct attack on
this problem suggests three types
The first is the enrollment of
workers now by the federal gov
ernment for such public employ
ment as can be quickly started and
will not interfere with the demand
for or the proper standards of nor
The second is grants to states
for relief work.
The third extends to a broad
public work labor-creating pro
Hats In Ring
Both Candidates Are Members Of
The City Council
Primary Will Be Held April 24;
Election May 2
List Of Prospective Candidates
With the announcement Thurs
day of the candidacies of J. Lind
say Shaver and Max L. Barker for
reelection to the city council, the
race for membership on the city
council was officially launched.
Both candidates are members of
the present council and are now
completing their first term. Both
are Democrats. '
Quite a number of names of
Salisbury citizens have been ad
vanced the past few days as pro
bable or possible candidates for the
city council in the primary to be
held Monday, April 24.
The general election will be held
Each party, if its leaders so de
sire, may put out a ticket, as the
Section this year will be on a par
tisan basis under an act of the
It is believed that all, or at least
i majority of the present council,
vill be candidates for renomination
and reelection. The council is
tomposed of the following:
B. V. Hedrick, Mayor.
Members of the council:
J. Lindsay Shaver.
C. F. Raney.
Max L. Barker.
Others, whose names have been
arominently mentioned as possible
tandidates, are as follows:
Continued on page five
Future Program Of
President Roosevelt has arrang
ed wtih his congressional leaders
a legislative program for the pres
ent session including additional
farm relief, unemployment aid,
and railroad and banking reorgani
Tho following statement was is
sued after he had conferred at
length at the White House with
15 Democratic and Republican
leaders of the senate and house:
"A most interesting discussion
was held between the President and
a number of' senators and members
of the house of representatives.
The discussion covered many
phases of the economic program.
"The subjects discussed includ
ed, among others, farm relief
through efforts to raise crop prices
and legislation to prevent the fore
closure of morteages on both
homes and farms; a program to‘
improve and co-Ordinate railroad
operations; another program relat
ing to the general problems of
transportation; and the immediate
unemployment relief efforts divid
ed into three parts—immediate
work in national and state forests,
government aid to states and a
future program of public works.
"In the field of banking, cor
rection or existing abuses was dis
Senator Ndrris, Republican of
Nebraska, a Roosevelt sn ' sorter
and long a champion of govern
ment operation of Muscle Shoals,
said the power and Muscle Shoals
issue had not been brought up
directly in the conference.
r 'Lillian Harvey, famed European
'screen star, arrived in Hollywood
just in time to meet the situation of
60% salary cuts of motion picture
stars and the earthquake, completely
[upsetting her social plans.