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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The ls(ews”
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lOUNDED 1832—100TH YEAH .% SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING. JUNE 30, 1933 . VOL. 100 NO. 48 PRICE 2 CENTS
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Weddin *s And Divorces Slump In County
First Cotton Contracts Show 35% Cut
Marriages In State
16 ARE ANNULLED
Marriages and divorces both de
clined in Rowan county in 1932
ns compared with 1931, according
to an announcement just released
by the bureau of the census.
In 1931 there were 208 marri
ages performed in Rowan county,
while only 174 were performed in
1932, a decrease of 34.
In 1931 there were 30 divorces
granted in this county while in
1932 there were only 23.
There were 11,614 marriages
performed in North Carolina dur-l
ing the year 1932, as compared:
with 13,130 in 1931, representing
During the year 1932, there
were 1,311 divorces granted in the
State, as compared with 1,525 in
1931, representing a decrease of
214 or 14 per cent. In 1922, there
were 1,317 divorces granted. There
were 16 marriages annulled in
1932, a number identical with that
reported for 1931.
The estimated population of the
•state of North Carolina on July 1,
1932, was 3,244,000, and on July
1, 1931, 3,217,000. On the basis
of these estimates, the number of
marriages per 1,000 of the popula
tion was 3.6 in 1932, as against
4.1 in 1931, and the number of
divorces per 1,000 of the popula
tion was 0.40 in 1932, as against
0.47 in 1931.
The number of marriages was
reported by the Register of Deeds
and the number of divorces by the
Clerk of the Superior Court, of
each county. The figures for 1932
are preliminary and subject to cor
2 Slates Join
In Tuesday’s balloting, West
Virginia and California voted for
the repeal of the 18 th amendment
by large majorities.
4 KILLED IN TRUCK CRASH
In the middle of a level ar.d1
• straight highway near Wilson,
two trucks collided on Thursday
morning, and went up in flames,
four men dying. Marion Truluck,
Lake City, S. C., and Frank Brock
ingham, Olanta, S. C., dying in
stantly in the wreckage of their
truck, Herman Waldrop, Lumber
ton, burning to death pinned und
er ris steering wheel, and Vick
Graves, of Monroe, dving of burns
several hours later in a Wilming
THINGS I DO NOT LIKE
1. Overcoats in June.
2. Vests any time of the year.
3. Sad motion picture stories.
(There’s plenty of grief without
seeing it on the screen).
4. Misunderstood m«ried men.
5. Misunderstood married wo
6. Gardens that won’t grow
without a maximum amount of
7. Cow that flap you in the face
trying to brush off the flies.
8. Peaches which the worms get
9. The auto driver who goes no
where in a hurry.
10. Women who fool men.
11. Men who fool women.
12. Those who seek soft jobs.
13. Women who could take the
advice of others and dress tasteful
ly, but won’t.
14. Watches and clocks which
are always fast or slow.
15. Food that is good for you.
Dick: "You took
Tom: "Oh, she just said, 'Will
that be all?’ ”
Sunday-School Teacher — And
why did Noah take two of each
kind of animals into the ark?
Bright Child—Because he didn’t
believe the story about the stork.
For all of us in the world
Let there be—Light!
Let there be—Health!
Let there be—Prosperity!
Let there be—Freedom!
He had risked his life to rescue
the girl from a watery grave and,
of course, her father was grateful.
"Young man,” he said, "I can
never thank you sufficiently for
your heroic act. You incurred an
awful risk in saving my only
"None whatever, sir,” replied
the amateur life-saver, "I am al
"It is said that paper can be used
effectively in keeping a person
"Yes. I remember a 30-day note
once kept me in a sweat for a
Passenger (to lady sitting on
his hat)—"Excuse me Miss, but
do you know what you’re sitting
Lady—"I’ve been sitting on it
for twenty years, I ought to.”
Beautiful large room for refined
gentleman; strictly private, elabo
rately furnished; reasonable to per
manent party; references excL'.ng
ed and hot baths. —Advertisement
in the St. Louis Post-Disptach.
AFTER WE are thoroughly off
the gold standard maybe something
can be done about the people who
have too much brass.
Do You Know The Answer?
Turn to back page for answers
1. Name the capital of Qklaho
ma prior to 1910.
T. Who preceded Charles Evans
Hughes as Chief Justice of the U.
3. What caused the sinking of
4. Where did Brussels (sprouts
get their name?
5. Give the title of the head of
the bureau of military justice of
the U. S. Army.
6. Who is Josef Urban?
7. What is the general name for
domesticated bovine animals?
8. What well known American
university was founded in 1636?
9. What special government
protection for his book can an
10. Of what country is Willem
stadt the capital?
Skipper Franklin Roosevelt Goes Down to the Sea
Sea faring men along the New England coast thrilled to their toes when Skipper-President Franklin D.
ioosevelt pointed the nose of the tiny sloop, Amberjack II, out of Marion Harbor, Maas., on the first leg of his
ell-earned vacation, which is to take him for a short stay at the Roosevelt home at Campo Bello Island, off
ew Brunswick, Cana'da. Photos show Skipper Roosevelt at the wheel; the Roosevelt home at Campo Bello . . .
i<! the Amber jack II under full sail in a stiff following wind.
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Alan S. O’Neal, state manager
of the Home Owners Loan corpora
tion, opened state headquarters
Tuesday with preliminary organi
zation under way and numerous
applications for loans and positions
O’Neal said the personnel of the
state organization would be select
ed "in a short time,” and that
branch offices in Asheville, Raleigh
and probably Greenville would be
opened, "perhaps the latter part of
The purpose of the bank, he sa; i.
is to give relief to home owners
as quickly as possible and "the
organization will be set up with
that in view.”
O’Neal said the number of
workers to be employed would de
pend on the amount of business
Zeanea Ali, 21, of Alexandria
Egypt is the “Little Egy ” of
Chicago’s 1933 World Pair, where
she dances daily to make oldtimers
forget the little Egypt of 1893.
Tax To Be Effective
// North Carolina** new taxation1
£lan—the three per cent tax on al!
retail sales of articles except gaso
line, fertilizer and foodstuffs—will
go into effect at one minute after
the stroke of 12 o’clock, Saturday
morning, July 1.
Authorities predict it will raLe
approximately $9,000,000 a year
and is expected to go far toward
balancing the 19} 3-3$ budget,
which calls for support of a state
wide eight months’ school term.
Exemptions are made only on "nec
To beat the sales tax, a number
of local merchants this week are
offering merchandise at exception
ally low prices today and tonight,
and are anticipating a spirited sale
Entitled "emergency revenue act
to provide for the deficit in oper
ating expenses of the state govern
ment and to protect its credit, to
provide a balanced budget for the
ensuing biennium to provide ad
ditional tax relief through a uni
form state-wide public school sys
tem without a tax on property,”
the bill was passed by the 1933
legislature which adjourned after
about five months in Raleigh.
"The tax was revised as a license
or privilege tax for engaging or
continuing in the business of
merchandising,” Commissioner A.
J. Max well of the revenue depart
ment said in a recent statement.
"It isi the purpose and intent that
such a tax shall be added to the
sale price of merchandise and there
by be passed on to the consumer
instead of being absorbed’ by the
merchant,” he said.
Commissioner Maxwell last week
met with a large group of mer
chants in Raleigh to discuss de
tails of levying the tax. No defi
nite announcement was made at
the time by Mr. Maxwell as to de
tails of collection, but the mer •
chants were assured there would be
no revenue stamps to moisten and
paste on price tags, with possibili
ty of low-priced articles being ex
empted from the tax, inasmuch as
it would be difficult to fix tax on
articles selling for five and ten
cents. The merchants were assur
ed by the Revenue Commissioner
that rules and regulations for col
lecting the tax w'ould be promul
gated within a few Jays.
The sales tax levy lifts the 1$
cent advalorem tax off property
and also removes special taxes in
special School districts.
BOY KILLED BY TRAIN
While Fred Duncan, l.1, stood
in the line of the Clinchfield road
it Spruce Pine and watched a
freight train shifting, a passenger
irain came along from rfo^ other
direction and hit him, inflicting
5 00 MEN TO REGAIN JOBS
Baltimore.—Officials of the Bal
limore and Ohio railroad said that
more than 500 men, many of them
former employes, are to be given
.-mployment over the lines due to
increased passenger traffic.
COTTON CO-OPS PICK
Norris C. Williamson, of Lake
Providence, La., was last week
chosen by the American Cotton
Co-operative association as presi
dent to succeed U. B. Blaylock,
Raleigh, who has headed the as
sociation for two years.
Photo Wins Screen Test j
Mrs. T. B. Jelke, of New York,
pretty society woman who figured in
a recent diroree action by her hus
band, was photographed on the beach
and the picture won her a screen test,
eoming to the. attention of a well
known motion, picture producer.
COUNTIES IN DEBT TO
Under the 15-cent school levy
of the fiscal year ending June 30,
the counties have paid' only $2,
345,093 of the $4,461,691 due the
state government, reports Treasur
er Charles M. Johnson.
MANTEO TO MURPHY
With completion of paving on a
13-mile link in Currituck county,
the state has at last completed the
paving of a continuous highway
from Manteo, on Roanoke Island,
to Murphy, on the western border
of the state.
SHOOTS GIRL, KILLS SELF
Raymond Greer, 30, Sampson
county, fatally wounded Miss Fay
Bridges, 27, with a shotgun charge
to the breast and then killed him
self with a shot to the head.
FIND LOCK BOX IN RIVER
A lock box stolen in November
in the robbery of the bank at
Catawba, was found in the Cata
wba river by Frank Davis, a road
foreman. It contained' several
thousand dollars in bonds belong
ing to Dr. Fred Long, president of
LA GRANGE BOY KILLED
Carlton Newkirk, 14, LeGrange
died in a Rocky Mount hospital on
June 22 from hurts taken there
when he stepped from behind a
parked car into the path of the
machine of E. E. Herring.
Kenneth Buck, admitted kid
naper of little Peggy McMath, at
Barnstable, Mass., was given 24 to
25. years in state’s prison. His
brother Cyril was acquitted.
CIGARETS AT TOP PRO
All records for cigaret produc
tion in the United States were
shattered in May with the month’s
i output exceeding April’s by five
billion cigarets. Federhl tax on
cigarets totalled $38,470,693.
This County Among
First To Accept
OTHERS TO JOIN
First reports from the battle
fronts to reduce cotton acreage in
North Carolina show farmers
signing government plan contracts
to reduce their crop by an av rage
af 3 5 per cent.
So far 12 counties, including
Rowan, have reported a total of
45 2 contracts signed offering retire
ments of 1,876 acres of cotton.
Dean I. O. Schaub, of State college
extension service, announced.
The average yield per acre was
estimated at 324 pounds, and the
average cash rental under the gov
ernment plan was $11 an acre.
Combined rentals, under dboth
plMls, amount to $5,343, of whteh
$954 #iflT5e paid
signed tinder the straight cash
rental plan and $17,944 under the
rental-option plan, together with
options on 1,031 bales f govern
ment cotton at six cents per
Dean Schaub attributed the
high yields per acre in early reports
to the fact that the state’s best
growers were first to sign the con
The reduction campaign is be
ing waged in North Carolina’s 67
cotton producing counties, hav
ing approximately 1,300,000 acres
in cotton this year. The state’s
reduction quota is 363,000 acres,
which was based on the 1,175,007
acres in cotton in 1932.
RAIL PROFITS INCREASE
San Francisco.—The Atchison,
Topeaka and Santa Fe railway sys
tem reported May net operating
profit of $85 6,839, a sharp gain
aver the $5 8,660 of May 1932.
Wallace Given $70,000,000
To Buy Government Cotton
A credit of $70,000,000 to the
secretary of agriculture to enable
him to purchase all cotton now in
the hands of the Federal Farm
Board, all departments and other
agencies of the government, was
announced by Jesse J. Jones, chair
man of the Reconstruction Finance
The cotton acquired under this
agreement will be used by Secre
tary of Agriculture Wallace in
granting options to producers of
cotton who agree to reduce their
These options, it was stated, will
enable the producers to buy cotton
in accordance with the plans, of the
Agricultural Department for re
duction acreage at any time up to
January 1, 1934.
The credit extended to Secretary
Wallace, it was announced, will en
able the Agriculture Department
to carry approximately 2,000,000
bales now in possession of various
The money is to be used to ac
quire cotton and to pay the class
ing, carrying and merchandising
costs thereon, in such amounts and
upon such terms as may be agreed
upon by the secretary of agricul
Camera New World Champ;
Sharkey Knocked Out In 6th
Primo Camera, the mountain
giant from Italy, won the world s
heavyweight championship lastj
night in Madison Square garden by
knocking Jack Sharkey out in the
sixth round with a terrific right
uppercut to the jaw.
Sharkey took the offensive dur
ing the first five rounds and also
the beginning of the sixth and was
winner on points until he received
the knockout punch in the sixth
The knockout last night was the
57th in, the ring career and to the
credit of the new champion. Shar
key has been knocked out three
This is the second time in the
history of boxing that the heavy
weight crown has gone abroad.