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The Carolina Watchman
_ "The Watchman Carries a Summary of <-A’ll The T^ews”
New Deal
Over 200,000 Work
ers In Two Caro
linas Benefit
Over one million workers went
to their benches, machines and
shovels this week at increased
wages, and tens of thousands more;
are slated to get their old jobs |
back, or new jobs, as a result of1
President Roosevelt’s drive for the
nation’s economic recovery.
It is estimated by state officials
that more than 200,000 in the two
Carolinas in the textile industry
alone will get a boost in their
payrolls, with an increase of ap
proximately $10,000,000 annually.
This industry’s code providing
cooperation with the National In
dustrial Recovery commission went
into effect at that hour under fed-,;
erai Jaw. The code imposes a limit;
of 40 hours of work for operatives:
each week and 80 hours of opera-'
tion for productive machinery.
Elimination of employees under
sixteen years of age is required.
A minimum wage ot $1/ per,
week for operatives in the south is)
provided in this code, which, by)
vjrtue of President Roosevelt’s ap
proval, has the force of federal
Approximately $10,000,000 per
year will be added to the income of
the cotton mill workers of North
Carolina and South' Carolina, ac
cording to estimates prepared in
formally by cotton manufacturers
The probable average wage of
employees of the mills heretofore
has been between $ 10 and $ 11 per
week. The new scale, requiring
a proportionate differential for em
ployees heretofore earning more
than the $12 present minimum,
will increase this average to ap
proximately $16 per week.
Manufacturers throughout the
South, according to reports obc
tained from well informed Salis
bury men of this industry, are
making studies with the view of
increasing the selling prices of their
products to meet the added pro
duction costs growing out of the
wage increases and the shorter
working hours. In recent months
many mills have worked 110 hours
per week but hereafter they will
work only 80 hours weekly. The
mills now begin at 6 A. M. and
the second shift goes to work ai
2 P. M. The mills suspend opera
tions at 10 P. M., when working
on a two-shift basis. In additior
to eliminating child labor, the
newly adopted code also solves the
controversial problem related tc
night work by women, for the
plants will not operate late in the
night, though some women at least
for the present will be employee
on the second shift, according t<
reports obtained from numerou
executives of mills.
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He—Let’s get married, ’er sum
phin’! \
She—Let’s get married, ’er noth
She: "Did I ever show you where
I got my hip hurt in that crash?”
He (nervously) : "Why, n-n-no;
I’d like to see it—that is, if you
don’t mind.”
She: "All right, we’ll drive over
by there now.”
She: ' 'I suppose you’ve been in the
navy so long that you’re accustom
ed to sea legs.”
He: "Lady, I wasn’t even look
over for most of us some day, but
think of the unfortunates who
took memory-training courses.
A Scottish lassie, who applied for
a job as an artist’s model, was told
to come down again the next day
and to bring along a pair of tights.
She brought her father and mother.
Irate Date: "You drunken brute,
{ I were drunk as you, I’d shoot
Sshcort (hie): "Baby, if you ’
were as drunk as I am, you’d mish i
IF YOU have been seeing Nellie
home this summer it must have
been from a wilting party.
1 1 4
Clem: "Why do they call a sail
boat 'she’?”
Alex: "Because it makes its best
showing in the wind.”
Angry Parent—"Why were you
kissing my daughter in that dark|
corner last night?”
Suitor—"Now that I’ve seen her'
in the daylight, I sort of wonder|
WE WOULD BE more enthusi
astic about high prices if they
didn’t make the consumer feel so
While in Frisco a sailor was be
ing treated for drunkenness by a
lady doctor—the more she treated
him the drunker he got.
bout it is a lot of people who lost
all their money still have more
money than brains.
"Let me demonstrate this vac
uum cleaner to you.”
"I don’t want it. I ain’t got no
vacuums in the house.”
Executive ability is the art of
convincing your wife that you
hired your pretty stenographer on
account of her experience.
Husband—"That’s funny, my
razor doesn’t cut at all.”
Wife—"Don’t be silly, Bill.
Your beard can’t be tougher than
the linoleum.”
Boy—"Do you know, dad, that
in some parts of Africa a man
i doesn’t know his wife until he
; marries her?”
Dad—"Why single out Africa?"
Do You Know The Answer?
Turn to back page for answers /
1. What does the name Vermont
2. Where was President William
McKinley assassinated?
3. Near what town in Georgia
■was the Battle of Kenesaw Moun
tain fought?
4. Near what city is Mt. Vesu
5. Who was Edmund Burke?
6. Is a fraction a number?
7. Where was the French novelist
Jules Verne born?
8. What is the cube root of one?
9. Where does the Kennebec Riv
er have its source?
10. Did President Wilson vetc
the Volstead Act?
Plan Acreage Cut
Drive For Tobacco
New Proposal
Being Studied
Stfte College Economist Antici
pates Government Campaign
This Autumn
Dr. G. W. Foster, agricultural
economist at North Carolina State
college, said he anticipated that a
government campaign "similar in
nature” to the cotton acreage re
duction plan would be launched
this fall to cut production of flue
cured tobacco in this and other
Forster, who has just returned
from Washington, where he spent
nine days with the tobacco section
af the agricultural adjustment ad
ministrator working on a plan far
:ontrol of the flue cured tobacco
:rop, said no officials information
vas available at present.
"Thjs plan as developed will
'ary somewhat from cotton in that
t provides for payment based on
quality and yield in the past pe
iod,” Forster said. "The price of
lue cured tobacco has not brought
i fair exchange in recent years,
and in 1932 was approximately
three and one half cents per pound
less than the fair exchange value
as defined in the Agricultural Ad
justment Act.
"In order to bring the price of
tobacco to a parity,” he continued,
"it will be necessary to formulate
a plan for the curtailment of the
1934 crop, and should a plan be
adopted, it will be necessary to
take out of production from 90,
000 to 100,000 acres planted to
flue cured tobacco.
"To raise the necessarv revenue
to take 90,000 to 100,000 acres
out of cultivation, a tax of be
tween three and four cents a pound
would have to be levied on flue
cured tobacco domestically con
sumed, which is approximately
230,000,000 pounds annually.”
Forster said a three and one-half
cent tax a pound on domestic con
sumption would yield approxi
mately $8,000,000 annually, and
payments for an acre of tobacco
taken out of cultivation wc.'H
vary with each individual farm.
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National Crew Trophy
■ - —-———
Among other things that inspired
the University of Washington crew
to put on steam and win the Na
tional Inter-Collegiate, was tne
R* J. Schweppe Trophy, presented
b.v pretty Gwen Seager, as shown
North Carolina Is
Third In Increase
In Employment
North Carolina was one of the
3 states that led the country in re
employment and payrolls during
June, the department of labor an
nounced, being surpassed only by
Vermont and Rhode Island.
In a survey of 889 establish
ments in the state it was revealed
that 123,346 were on the June(
payroll which amounted to $1,
437,4gl, except building construc
tion. Vermont came first with
combined employment and payroll
increase of 18.5 per cent, Rhode!
Island, 17.2 per cent and North!
Carolina 15.5.
Increases in the other two states
were attributable to opening of|
quarries in anticipation of the
federal public works program;
while the North Carolina increase!
was laid to re-employment in thej
cotton textile industry. While Ala-!
bama and Georgia tied for fourth j
place, fifth place was held by j
South Carolina with an increase of
Carlton To Begin New
Duties On August First
P. S. Carlton, one of the leading
attorneys in this section of the
state and former chairman of the
Rowan county Democratic Execu
tive committe, who was appointed
as state chief counsel for the Home
Owners Loan corporation, with
headquarters here, will begin hi<
new duties August 1.
The appointment was made
this week by Alan S. O’Neal, stat^
manager for the institution. Mr
Carlton’s offices will be in the f rJ
eral building.
Mr. O’Neal stated that the sal
ary of the chief counsel will tx
$5,-000 annually.
Berlin.—The government of
Chancellor Adolf Hitler has pub
lished a law that all persons not
descended from the Aryan (noi
Jewish) race or those who married
persons who are not Aryans arc in
eligible to become officials in the
reich, states or municipalities.
Washington.—In an effort to
throttle the excess production
which has threatened ruin to the
great oil industry, the federal gov
ernment has issued regulations to
prevent shipment in interstate com
: merce of petroleum produced in
defiance of state authorities.
Watchman Will Publish
Its 101st Anniversary
Edition On Next Friday
Next Friday, July 28, The Caro
lina Watchman will publish its
101st anniversary edition.
From the standpoint of continu
ous publication, The Watchma.i is
the oldest newspaper in North
Carolina and the history of The
Watchman is the history of the
city, county, state and nation for
a long period of time.
In next week’s issue, The
Watchman will carry a number
of interesting historical ;i tides
taken from the old files of TV;
Watchman and also facts and in
cidents gleaned from other records.
Anyone desiring additional
copies of next week’s publican > i
should notify our office not later
than Thursday noon.
Italian Airmen Fly To Chicago World Fair
To the right is shown General Italo
Balbo, Italian Minister of Aviation, who
headed the Trans-Atlantic flight of a fleet
of 24 huge flying boats from Lake
Orbetello, Italy, to the World Fair at
Chicago in bops from the continent to
Iceland, Labrador and Canada. Above
are shown the crews of the boats in
review. Chicago planned a mamouth
welcome for the flyers.
Angus D. MacLean, of Washing
ton, N. C., was last week appoint
ed by President Roosevelt as as
sistant solicitor general of the
United States.
Joel S. Minton, North Wilkes
boro lumberman, was fatally hurt
at one of his mills when a saw
hurled a piece of timber which hit
him across the abdomen.
The Cities Service company oil
tanker, the Petrol, exploded and
burned off the North Carolina
coast with at least one seaman kill
ed and several badly burnt. The
men were rescued by passing ships
and taken to Charleston.
Nine men were aboard a barge
which drifted from its mooring at
the Belle Island ' forestry camp,
Roy Wells Wilson, became excited
and jumped overboard fully cloth
ed. He drowned and two others
nearly drowned trying to save him.
When a bus skidded on a moun
tain road and overturned, Miss
Nola Brotherton, 25, of Sherrill
Ford, was killed. Ralph R. Gibson,
30, Fayetteville, was killed and
three others hurt in an automobile
tollision near Gainesville, Ga.
Fearing a holdup of the bank,
Cashier Isaac McCarty concealed!
himself in his Parsons, Kan., bank!
and when two robbers appeared
with pistols he shot them down.
They had already scooped up the
Termed as man’s greatest single
flying feat, 24 huge Italian sea
planes under command of General
Italo Balbo, landed on Lake Michi
gan at Chicago, completing a 6,100
mile flight from Ortobello, which
Italian city was left on June 30.
Odell Rogers, 17, Durham negro,
is held as the admitted slayer of
Robert Blackwood, 52, recluse,
whose dead body was found near a
negro cabin, part of the head blown
away from a shotgun charge.
24,822 In State
Paid U. S. Income
Taxes Last Year
There were 24,822 persons in
North Carolina reported by the
treasury department as having filed
individual income tax returns for
the calendar year of 1931, on
which payments were made last
year. From 1930, return; num
bered 26,179.
Taxes paid last year by indivi
duals in the state amounted to $2 -
363,679 for 1931, while payment;
for the year 1930 were $2,954,
5 5 8. Mecklenburg county, where
7,764 persons paid, including
285 in the city of Charlotte, lec
the state in the number of person:
paying income taxes. Charlotte lec
the cities.
Rowan county reported 523
Salisbury 407; China Grove, 16
East Spencer, 8; Spencer, 68; an<
Landis, 9.
To Attend
Elaborate Plans Have
Been Made For
Big Fete
$1,000 IN PRIZES
The 46th annual convention of
the state firemen’s association will
be held here July 24-27.
Plans have been completed for
a .record-breaking convention.
Thousands are expected to at
tend the various entertainments
and activities.
The program opens Monday
with registration beginning at 9
a. m., at the fire department. A
band concert will be given on the
courthouse lawn that day at 8 p.
I he business sessions begin
Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock
in the Community building. Vari
ous addresses of welcome will be
given by local officials and repre
sentatives of civic organizations.
R. D. Douglas, of Greensboro, will
respond to the addresses of wel
come. All visiting firemen’s wives
are invited to a matinee at the
Capitol theatre at 2 p. m. At 4
there will be tea served at Chief
William A. Brown’s home. Business
sessions will continue in the after ■
noon. At 4:15 an address will be
made by Major L. P. McLendon of
Durham. Tuesday night from 9 to
1 a. m. there will be a dance at
the Empire hotel ball room.
Memorial services will be held
Wednesday morning beginning at
9:30 at the Capitol theatre.
Another business session is sche
duled at 10.30 a. m. The parade
Comes at 4 p. m. and a bathing
beauty contest at 5:30 at Brook
dale park. These activities will be
followed by a barbecue at 6:30
and a dance at 9 at Brookdale
Reel races will be staged Thurs
day morning at 9:30 in the 200
and 300 blocks on West Fisher
street. Truck races will take place
at 2 p. m. at the same place. One
thousand dollars in prizes will be
awarded winners of the truck and
reel races.
This is the first firemen’s con
vention held here since 1904.
The line of march of the parade
announced yesterday will be as fol
Form at the intersection of
North Main and Cemetery streets,
thence down Main to Bank, out
Bank to Fulton, Fulton to Innes.
The order will be:
State officials, distinguished
guests), memorial flag escort, boy
scouts, North Carolina firemen
with reels and equipment, civic
floats, business floats and individual
The Albemarle and Kannapolis
drum and bugle corps will also at
tend and participate.
Prizes totaling $50.00 will be
awarded for the best floats in the
Greensboro.—Decision to put
into effect throughout the com
pany’s two plants, one in Greens
boro and one in Kernersville, a
wage increase of 15 per cent for
all employes instead of 10 per
i cent as originally planned, has
been reached by the management
; of the Southern Silk Mills, Inc., it
; was learned here. This raise in pay
1 applies to approximately 250 per

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