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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of <-All The ]S[ews”
FOUNDED 1832-.OOTH YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1 ~ = = NQ =
County Court Cases Declined In March
Beer Will Be Easy To Get Here May 1st.
On Rum Counts
Total Of 104 Defendants Arraign
ed Last Month
Hundreds Of Dollars Collected
Summaries Tabulated For The Fast
The records of Rowan County
indicates that crime has been on
the decline for several months.
March’s criminal docket, with only
104 cases, was one of the smallest
in several years. The number of
cases docketed by County Court
Clerk Gregory during the past
nine months are as follows
July (1932) -- 117
August _ 162
October _ 176
November _ 117
December _ 133
January (1933) _ 114
February _ 109
March _ 104
3 8 out of the 104 cases coming
up before Judge J. Allan Dunn
during the month were based on
some violation of the state prohi
bition laws. Assault cases were se
cond number, having 24 cases.
Most of the assault cases arose out
of drinking bouts, consequently
more than half of the cases prose
cuted by the state arose out of li
About half of the defendants
were represented by attorneys, and
nearly half of the defendants plead
guilty to the charges in the bills
of indictment. Hundreds of dol
lars were collected an fines and
costs during the month.
The various cases docketed dur
ing the month are in the follow
ing resume :
Drunk and disorderly _ 23
Violation prohibition laws.. 8
Driving while drunk _ 7
Larceny and receiving _ 11
Assault with deadly weapon 17
Motor license violations _ 9
Speeding _ 7
Assault ,_ 6
Disorderly house _ 2
Carrying concealed weapons 2
Perjury _ 1
Murder _:_ 1
Violation city ordinances _ 1
Prostitution _ 1
Assault on female _ 1
Abandonment _ 1
Highway robbery _ 1
Injury to real property _ 1
Injury to private property 1
An "executive” committee of
eight bankers working on plans for
the organization of a mammoth
state-twide commercial bank met
in private session in Raleight this
week. It is not expected that for
mation of the new bank will be
completed for several dlays. Twen
ty-rwo banks operating in 50 cities
have indicated a desire to partici
pate in the new institution.
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Kin Don* Copenharre of OoriaOL
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At A Glance
Beer is being sold in the follow
ng states today:
I SHALL NOT LIVE IN VAIN
If I can stop one heart from
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the achi ig
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Into his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
A sentimental woman was mar
ried to an unromantic man. One
evening she said to him with a
"Would you mourn for me if I
were to die?”
"O, yes,” he mumbled1, "of
course I would.”
"And would you visit the ceme
"Certainly,” he said with a little
more animation, "I pass it on the
way to the golf links, anyhow.”
He—There she goes in her new
car. I always envy Lily.
She—Well, I suppose she was
called that because, tho she dloesn’t
toil much, she certainly does a lot
Wife—Isn’t my spring hat just
too lovely for anything?
Husband—Yes—but how much
did it cost?
Wife—Oh, you know, I never
think of the cost so long as I please
Rhodes—Poor Bassler; he has
just joined the "silent majority.”
Rhodes—What do you mean?
He hasn’t died, has he?
Rhodes—No, but he’s just got
Revaluation Is Studied
By County Board
Preparatory to a reduction in the
valuation of the real and personal
property in Rowan County, the
members of the board of county
commissioners i are making a
thorough study of all laws and new
legislation pertinent to this un
Several members of the board,
together with other county offi
cials, journeyed to Raleigh this
week to obtain passage of a bill
to permit the listing of real and!
personal property as well as allow
the county to use the abstracts and
other materials already prepared,
subject to the approval of the de
partment of revenue.
The present county tax rate is
5 5 cents on the $100 assessed val
uation while the city rate is 1.3 5.
DRY AGENT SPEED VICTIM
L. G. Trexler, 35, middle fed
eral district dry agent, was instant
ly killed Friday near fieaksville
when his fast car, which he was
speeding in pursuit of a rum run
ner, left the highway, turned over
and crushed Trexler’s head. Agent
C. S. Felts, also in the car, was
severely injured. The rum runner
got away but abandoned his car
and 50 gallons of liquor near the
scene of the wreck.
SENTENCED TO DIE IN
Found guilty of the murder of
Thaddeus Tilley at a filling station
holdup, Clyde Ferrel, 24, Durham,
was sentenced to die in the electric
ch^ir on May 12. The jury com
pletely discounted) alibi claims by
Ferrell. Bill Sawyer and Graham
Furgeson, Ferrell’s companions,
turned state’s evidence. Sawyer got
25 to 30 years and Ferguson a life
Miss Sybil Stumph of Jacksonville,
Fla., was voted Queen of - Basket
bailers for 1933 at the A.A.U. na
tional tourney at Wichita, Eas.
800 girls competed.
Miss Clara Belle Goswirk, 18, of
Franklinton, committed suicide in
the Durham home of a relative.
She opened a gas jet in the bath
room. No motive for her act has
j Roosevelts and Navy
Henry Lathrop Roosevelt of
Skaneateles, N. Y., distant cousin of
the President, has been nominated
as Assistant-Secretary of the Navy,
which makes the fourth Roosevelt to*
hold that post.'Teddy Sr., Franklin
D. and Teddy Jr., have all sat in the
NEW PROHIBITION CHIEF
Major A. V. Dalrymple *as
named federal prohibition director
to succeed Amos W. W. Wood
cock. Major Dalrymple, a Cali
fornian, held a similar post in the
4 KILLED BY ROBBERS
Four wealthy bachelors, reputed
to have $3 5,000 cash in a safe,
were murdered in their farmhouse
near Lacrosse, Va. Police found
their bodies riddled wtih bullets,
the safe cracked open, all currency
gone, and the house rifled of val
NEGROES SLAY CAFE
Charlotte police suspect that the
two negroes who slew Theo Kara
vos in an attempted robbery of his
cafe, are the same as those who
two weeks ago murdered John W.
Brown, street car conductor. No
arrests have been made.
N. C. INCOME TAX DROPS
Income taxes collected by the
state in March totalled $4,699,267,
almost $1,000,000 less than in
March 1932. Individuals paid
$667,199, dbmestic corporations
$372,291 and foreign corporations,
including the big tobacco plants,
$3,659,777. The chief di-op was
in domestic corporations, which in
March, 1932, paid $93 5,417.
Stanley Wineborne, elected last
November to a six-year term on
the corporation commission, was
named by Governor Ehninighaus as
uic uuuucd wuuxu»Mvm.i wnv wn
next January 1 will take over the
work of the corporation commis
sion. His appointive term contin
ues until the general election of
W. E. Bowman, merchant and
farmer of Colfax in Guilford
counity, in a wood near his home
killed himself with a rifle shot into
a temple. The body was not found
until next morning. He had wor
ried over financial troubles.
KILLS WIFE AND SLAJS
James Price, 43 former consta
ble, cut his wife’s, throat, shot her
to death and then committed sui
cide in their home at Shine in
$100,000 KINSTON FIRE
A March 30th fire at Kinston
destroyed the Hines lumber plan
ing mill with a loss of $100,000
or more, partly covered by insur
Here Are Main
In brief, the Roosevelt order re
ducing veterans’ benefits by $400,
000,000 a year provides. »
Payment of pensions authorized
to veterans- disabled by disease or in
jury incurred or aggravated in line
of duty in active service.
Rates to be paid for service con
nected disabilities are: 10 per cent
disabled—$8 a month; 21 per cent
$20; JO per ceht—$40; 7$ per
cent—$60; 100 per cent—$80.
These are 20 per cent reductions
under present aids.
Pensions authorized to widows,
children, and dependent parents of
veterans who died of disease or in
juries incurred or aggravated in line
of duty in active service. Rates
continue as at present.
Payments authorized for non
service connected disabilities and
deaths of veterans who served 90
days in the Spanish-American war,
Boxer rebellion, Phillipine Insur
rection and World war, provided
disability was' total and not due
co personal misconduct.
Latter allowance will not be
made to unmarried person with in
come of more than $1,000 a year
or to any married person or one
with minor children whose income
Pensions of widows and' child
ren of Spanish-American war vet
erans cut 50 per cent.
Excludes peace-time veterans
from domiciliary care.
- Another Ruth Smile
■ -» auwiww v- sr f
Most certainly Miss Julia Both,
step-danghter of Babe Buth, is
happy. Daddy has signed a $52,000
contract for playing baseball another
year . . . and Julia, well she beauti
fied for New Tort state in St. Peters
burg annual festival.
17 Enter Race
For City Council
The following citizens have en
tered the race for the city council:
U. Ray Miller.
B. V. Hedrick.
J. Lindsay Shaver.-.,
Max L. Barker.
C. F. Raney.
Francis J. Murdoch.
Henry W. Davis.
E. H. Marsh.
H. A. Rouzer.
Haden C. Holmes.
O. C. Herrington.
A. A. Hartman.
Geo. R. Martin.
Dr. J. D. Carlton.
George E. Vogler. v
E. B. Taylor.
U. S. Jordan.
All are Democrats.
Hunt For Akron
In a blinding electrical storm,
the Akron, mightiest dirgible ever
to cruise the skies, was dashed into
the turblent Atlantic early April
4th about twenty miles off the
New Jersey shore, and! hope has
waned for seventy-one missing
members of the crew. —
Of the seventy-six men aboard
the "mistress of the skies” as she
(crashed, foufr were rejscued, but
one of them died before he was
Searching by water and by air
brought the discovery of only one
body of the ill-fated crew floating
on the ocean.
Fourteen hours after this major
disaster, the J-3, nonrigid navy
airship, crashed into the sea 1,0001
yards off the Jersey coast with a
loss of two lives, as she was eng
aging in the search for Akron vie
Rear-Admiral William A. Mof
fett, chief of the Navy Bureau of!
Aeronautics, was among those lost;
on the Akron. Aroused from sleep
by the storm, he had been in the
control room shortly before the j
Three Survivors of Akron
The three Akron survivors are:
Lieut.-Oom. H. V. Wiley, of
Lakewoodl, N. J., executive officer
and second in command, who was
at the controls.
Moody E. Erwin, of Memphis,
Richard E. Deal, of Lakehmst,1
N. J., boats'wain’s mate.
The rescued man, who later
died, was Robert W. Copeland, of
Lakehurst, N. J., chief radio op
erator. Twelve hours after the
crash the body of Lieut.-Com.
Harold! E. MaLellan, oof Westerly,
R. I., was picked up by a Coast
Guard cutter near the scene of the
First Lady Rides
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt found
time to get away from a moat strenn
ous social and business program the
third week in Washington to enjoy *
horseback tide in Book Cheek Pant./
A small boat overturned in the
Catawba river near Taylorsville
and Hazel Starnes, 18, drowned.
Henry Stewart, Harry Kirkman
and Grace Starnes held on to the
boat until rescued.
Ale And Wine
Beer-Legal For First Time In
North Carolina Since 1908
Francis Bill Is Given Approval Of
Summary Of Beer And Wine Bill
The thirsty will have little dif
ficulty in getting their bottles of
beer when it becomes legal in
North Carolina after May 1 pro
vided the thirsty ones have the five
cents for a glass or the 15 or 18
cents for a bottle, as the case may
All that will be necessary will
be for the thirsty one to step to
the corner grocery or the corner
Orug store It he wants to drink. It
at the fountain, or the corner gro
cery if he wants to take it home
for home consumption.
A majority of the drug stores in
the city wall sell beer, it is believ
ed as soon as it becomes legal.
One or two said positively that
they would not sell it, a few said
they would! sell it if other drug
stores sold it, some said they would
follow the lead of the majority.
In addition, beer will be sold at
numerous specialty shops, barbe
cue stands and such places.
No one seems to know yet what
the cost will be. The amount of
taxes have not yet been worked out
to the point where the price can be
It is assumed that drug stores
will be able to sell the beverage at
five cents a glass, though taxes
may boost the price to 10 cents.
From all indications there will
be 100 or more places in the city
at which beer can be bought. Most
of these places will, it is presum
ed, sell wine.
Not only did beer regain its le
gality, lost in this state since 1908
but a drive to legalize manufacture
of that beverage also was begun
Representative Bowie of Ashe and
Massenburg of Polk introduced a
bill to allow manufacture upon
payment of a $500 tax to be divid
ed between the state and counties
Only one of the amendments
adopted! was of much consequence.
It prohibits sale of beer to persons
under 18 years of age. One of the
others allows advertisement of beer
on sign boards and the other sim
ply clarifies the enacting clause.
The house voted down, however,
an amendment sent forward by
Representative Martin of Buncom
be—leader of the dry fight Mon
day night—which would have pro
hibited sale of beer on Sundays.
What Bill Provides
Briefly summarized the Francis
1— Sale of 3.2 per cent beer,
porters, ale and wine after May 1.
2— A tax of $2 a 31 gallon keg
and two cents a 12 ounce bottle
will be levied.
3— No beer may be sold to per
sons under 18 years of age.
4— No beer may be sold in *
place which derives its sole income
from sale of beer.