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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
ie Carolina Watchman
^ "The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The TSigws”
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FOUNDED 1832-100TH YEAR ^ -_ SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1933 VOL. 100 NO. 40 2 CENTS
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2-Cent Postage To Increase Mail Here
April Was Wet Month In Rowan County
Decline Noted Since Stamp Prices
Bill To Decrease Postage Pending
In Congress :
Belieie Present Congress To Make'
An increase in the mails originat
ing in Salisbury for delivery in!
Salisbury is foreseen if the bill now!
pending in congress permitting a
reduction from 3 to 2 cents for
such mail passes the legislative
body. W. L. Ross, assistant post
master, said that he expected an|
upturn in the mail in this event, j
Since, the introduction of the 3-j
cent mail idea, there has been aj
gradual decline in postal receipts,
it is stated; partly due, it is declar
ed, on account of the 3 cent stamp
rate and partly to the depression.
The bill before Congress con
cerns what is known as "drop”
mail, and it was this class of mail!
that was hit particularly hard when!
the postage was advanced from 2!
to 3 cents. Many persons who!
thought little of putting a 2-cent
stamp on a letter addressed to a
friend living a short distance away
rebelled at the thought of 3 cents
and waited to convey the message
Many firms who had formerly
sent out large numbers of bills and
circulars through the mails discon
tinued this practice. Some of them
had their communications distri
buted by employes.
But the restoration ''of the old
2-cent rate for city distribution
would bring all these classes back
into the mailing fold, Mr. Ross be
lieves. This would materially add
to the receipts of the postoffice, and,
naturally add to the profits made
Murphy Bill Would
Permit City Manager
To Also Be On Council
Under a bill introduced this
week in the General Assembly by
Representative Murphy of Rowan,
a member of the city council
could also be city manager. In
case of such arrangement howrever,
the city councilman-pity manager
would not draw any salary as
The bill would amend the city
charter permitting one person to
hold the two offices.
INVENTS GRAPE FRUIT
San Francisco.—A grapefruit
squirt deflector, consisting of ar,
Unbrella-like shade on the handle
of a spoon which opens as the uten
<il is jabbed into the fruit and fold
up neatly along the spoon handle
as it is lifted to the mouth was
demonstrated here by Dr. B. L.
FAMOUS HOSTELRY CLOSES
Kansas City.—The old Bonaven
ture Hlotel, famous Kansas City
hostelry in the days of mud streets
land board sidewalks, has ended its
career. The building will be re
modeled for apartments.
A friend’s a guy you’re fond of
And he is fond of you;
fde sticks when others leave you
And you are that way too.
^ou know his faults and weakness
r And he knows yours, but gee!
^ ou still just like each other
In spite of that—you see?
A friend s a guy you’re fond of
And he is fond of you!
Each swears that naught can sever
The bond of friendship true.
And then you both get pie-eyed
About the self-same skirt
And you would like to shoot him
And he wrou!d do you dirt.
W hy do you reach and reach?
do you dream some day to touch
Why do you run and run?
do you dream some day to rill ;heJ
Why do you sing and sing?
do you dream— >
Why do you tall- and talk nd
talk? ' -
AFTER ALL, it is the girl who
-ides in a rumble seat who really
snows the pinch of circumstances.
One Do you know who started
the jigsaw puzzles?
One A doctor who was trying
to put a tattooed sailor together
who had been run over by an auto
Bridegroom (after heavy meal;
■ Darling, I feel a lethargy creep
ing over me.
Bride—Good heavens! and the
landlady said there wasn’t a bug
in the house.
Minister—Don’t you ever at
tend a place of worship?
Youth—Yes, sir, I’m on my way
to her house now.
FEWER WEDDINGS. It would
seem the depression has compelled
Cupid to adopt a cash and marry
MR. ROOSEVELT hasn’t prom
ised us a chicken in every pot but
he certainly is d'oing a lot of prac
ticing with the ax.
Young Author—The art in teh
ing a story consists of knowing
what to leave unsaid.
Married Rounder—It doesn’t
make any difference, my boy. My
experience is that she finds out.
"Do you think red-headed wo
men have the worst tempers?”
"No, my wife’s temper is th
same, no matter w'hat color hei
He (with his hands over her
eyes)—If you can’t guess who it i
in three guesses, I’m going to kis;
She—Jack Frost, Davy Jones
and Santa Claus.
Frank—When you proposed tc
her, I suppose she said: "This is toe
Ernest—No, she was honest and
said):-"This suspense has been ter
Ethyl—He told me I was the
first girl he ever loved.
Myrtle:—When was that?
Myrtle—Then he told me a lie
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO ATTEND INSTITUTE
PARTICIPATING IN THE SESSIONS of the Institute of Government to be held at the University of North Carolina in June will be the
members of the North Carolina -delegation in congress, Governor John C. B. Ehringhaus, Lieutenant Governor A. H. Graham, and Speaker
Reginald L. Harris of the house of representatives. All are pictured above. Left to right, reading from top row, they are: (1) Governor Ehring
haus; (2) Lieutenant Governor Graham; (3) Speaker Harris; (4) Senator Josiah W. Bailey; (5) Senator Robert R. Reynolds; (6) Congress
man Edward W. Pou; (7) Congressman R. L. Doughton; (8) Congressman Lindlsay Warren; (9) Congressman Zebulon B. Weaver; (10) Con
gressman John H. Kerr; (11) Congressman A. L. Bulwinkle; (12) Congressman Charles L. Abernethy; (13) Congressman J. Bayard Clark;
(14) Congressman J. Walter Lambeth; (15) Congressman Frank L. Hancock; (16) Congressman William B. Umstead.
1933 Bathing Suit j
It is a ribbed blue-and-white one
piece bathing suit worn by Miss
Verna Hillie, the feature being that
little trick-tie-on skirt which neatly
creates two suits in one. It is a
new model for 1933.
Pittsburg, Kan.—The Rev. Phil
ip Schmidt recently was appointed
Rowan Coanty Towns
Elect Leaders For The
Next Two Years
Elections were held Tuesday in
a number of the municipalities in
In Salisbury, the following De
mocratic nominees, who were un
opposed, were elected to the city
H. W. Davis.
Haden C. Holmes.
C. F. Raney.
B. V. Hedrick.
W. F. McCanless.
In Spencer, the following ticket,
composed of the Democratic nomi
ness, also unopposed, was elected.
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Superior Court Convenes
Mon. For 2 Weeks Term
The May term of the Superior
court convenes here Monday for a
The first week will be devoted
to the trial of criminal and divorce
cases while civil cases will be heard
the second1 week.
Judge Wilson Warlick of New
ton, will preside.
Ninety-four criminal cases are
scheduled for trial while approxi
mately 60 civil cases are docketed.
A summary of the criminal cases
Violation prohibition law _ 17
Breaking and entering and
larceny and receiving _ 11
Assault with deadly w. _ 7
Worthless check _ 7
Abandonment _ 6
Driving while drunk _ 5
Reckless driving _ 4
Assault on female _ 3
Sci Fa _ 3
Highway robbery ___ 3
Seduction _ 2
Rape __s__ 2
Forgery _._ 2
Abandonment and n. sup. _ 2
Non support _ 2
Drunk and disorderly _ 1
Embezzlement _._— 1
False pretence _.... 1
Bigamy _.'._ 1
Violation pure food law _ 1
Indecent exposure _ 1
Murder _1_ 1
First degree burglary _ 1
Carry concealed weapon _ 1
Injury to real property _-_ 1
Disposing of mortged prop. .. 1
Abortion drugs _._ 1
Carnal knowledge __ 1
Speeding _..—. 1
Fraud _ 1
Aiding and abetting, high
way robbery _ 1
Violation crop laws _ 1
Total _ 94
The American Cotton Manufac
turers association met at Pinehurst
last week in annual session. T. M.
Marchant, Greenville, S. C., was
RALEIGH MAN A SUICIDE
Maurice Blumenthal, 34, Raleigh
salesman, killed himself in a Dur
ham hotel, Saturday. His lifeless
body was found hanging by a rope
from a bathroom door.
HOBSON GETS MEDAL
Almost 3 5 years after he led a
daring group to sink the Merrimac
and bottle up a Spanish fleet in San
tiago harbor, Richard Pearson Hob
son was on Sunday presented the
congressional medal of honor by
GRANGE PICKS LEXINGTON
The executive committee of the
North Carolina State Grange has
chosen Lexington for the fifth an
nual convention, to be held Sep
tember 27 and 28.
KILLED BY. FALLING TREE
His head crushel by a limb of a
tree he had felled, Ben S. Scott, 63
was found dead in woods on hir
Randolph county farm near Col
The body of Ray Woodward, 40,
with the skull beaten to pieces
with a hammer, was found last
week in his home “near Taylorsville.
The house had been ransacked.
Of Dry Law
45.25 Per Cent Of Docket Were
Larceny And Assault Cases Second
Heaviest Docket Sinye October Of
. Last Year
The number of cases on the
criminal docket of .the Rowan
County Court showed a sharp in
crease for the month of April. The
increase was apparently due to
more liquor law violations. Out
of the 137 cases docketed by
County Court Cjlerk, Edwin C.
Gregory, Jr., an even 60 were pro
hibition law violators.
cord fo^n^^^^^^^^ror afiy " i
cne month in recent years.
The cause of this 1 increase in
liquor law violations is rather dif
ficult to determine. Either the of
ficers were more successful tha l
usual in rounding up the violators,
or the legalization of 3.2 beer on
May 1st spurred on the vendors of
Wilkes County corn to meet legal
competition. Whatever the reason
the local bootleggers had a big
month in court.
The increase in violation of the
law during April will be seen from
the following summary:
July (1932) _ 117
August —- 162
September _- 166
October _ 176
November _-_ 117
December _ 133
January (1933) - 1 14
February _ 109
March _ 104
April _ 137
The various charges entered on
County Prosecutor Charles Price’s
docket are summarized as follows
for the month:
Drunk and disorderly — 3 3
Possession, sale, etc.. 2 1
Driving drunk - 6
Total liquor violations - 60
Larceny and receiving — 21
Larceny by trick--- 3
Breaking and entering — 1
Total larceny cases - 2 5
Assault with d. weiapon 19
Assault upon a female — 3
Total assault cases - 22
Speeding - 3
Reckless driving -4
Other motor law violations 3
Total motor law! violations - 10
Murder -*— 1
Rape —.i——- 1
Capital cases - 2
Gambling _ 6
Aiding and abetting - 2
Vagrancy _~- 2
Indecent exposure _ 2
Prison escape _ 3
Carrying concealed weapon 1
Total miscellaneous cases .... 16
Fromj the aboVe tabulation it
will be seen that liquor, larceny
and assault cases num,lxred 105
out of the 137 on the docket.
V. C. TEXTILE SCHOOL
Raleigh.—North Carolina State
College claims the largest textile
:chool building in the South.