'•• • V V> Tr-CV • The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina The Carolina * "The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The ls(ews” Cf*- ■■ . - .. . ■ 1 ■ |— ~ ' lOUNDED 1832—100TH YEAH .% SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING. JUNE 30, 1933 . VOL. 100 NO. 48 PRICE 2 CENTS -------- ■ .... . - ... . - . . - - -- ZZZZZ ■ : ‘ • Weddin *s And Divorces Slump In County First Cotton Contracts Show 35% Cut Only 174 Wed Here Marriages In State Since 1922 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 rection. 2 Slates Join ‘Wet* Parade 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 ton hospital. GOOD MORNING 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 men. 6. Gardens that won’t grow without a maximum amount of work. 7. Cow that flap you in the face trying to brush off the flies. 8. Peaches which the worms get first. 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. PROFESSIONAL Dick: "You took blonde from say?” 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 daughter.” I "None whatever, sir,” replied the amateur life-saver, "I am al ready married.” "It is said that paper can be used effectively in keeping a person warm.” "Yes. I remember a 30-day note once kept me in a sweat for a month.” Passenger (to lady sitting on his hat)—"Excuse me Miss, but do you know what you’re sitting on?” 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. S.? 3. What caused the sinking of the Titantic? 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 author obtain? 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. -, - ■■ • — c>t • &* . ..,^,,1 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 on file; 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 this week.” 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 done. I_"Little Egypt” 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 essary” foodstuffs.” 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 of goods. 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 fatal hurts. 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 LEADER 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 1—-1 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. NEWS BRIEFS » COUNTIES IN DEBT TO STATE 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 PAVED 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 the bank 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. KIDNAPER BUCK SENTENCED 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 DUCTION 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. 12 Counties File Reports Of Action This County Among First To Accept New Plan 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 pound. 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 tracts. 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 Corporation. 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 acreage. 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 governmental agencies. 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 ture. 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 round. 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 times. r This is the second time in the history of boxing that the heavy weight crown has gone abroad.