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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
I The Carolina Watchman
_ "The Watchman Carries a Summary of iAll The T^ws”
FOUNDED 1832—101ST YEAR~ _ SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, AUG. 11, 1933. VOL 101 NO. 2 PRICE 2 CENTS
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Gash Benefits For Cotton Slirsh
NORTH CAROLINA TOTALS
Complete Summary of Acreage
Reduction Made Public.
Rowan cotton growers who
signed acreage reduction contracts
in the recent drive to decrease 193 3
production will receive $68,007 in
cash benefits, it was announced this
week by Chas. A. Sheffield, assist
ant director of State college exten
APPROVE N. C. ROAD
The state highway commission
has approved 18 highway and street
projects for submission to the fed
eral bureau of roads. The state
body had previously passed on pro
jects to cost $988,630 as part ofj
the $11,000,000 federal expendi
- tures on roads planned for North
MOTHER KILLS BABES
Jefferson, O.—Affidavits charg
ing murder to a young farm wife
and her SS -year-old husband were
prepared after the woman had glib
ly told Sheriff C. H. Blanche that
she had killed her two infant sons
within the last year and a half.
The mother said she was led to com
mit the crimes because her hus
band complained of the fretting of
the children, and because he did not
iike "boy babies.”
WOULD REPEAL TAXES
Washington—Chairman King of
the senate committee investigating
federal taxation promised that an
effort would be made next winter
to repeal the socalled nuisance taxes
enacted under the Hoover admin
istration and continued in force by
FORD OPPOSES CODE
Detroit—The Ford Motor com
pany announced its return to tlie
five-day, 40-hour week, but at the
same time word came from persons
close to Henry Ford that he still
views the national recovery act, to
which he has not subscribed, as
' threatening unionization of all in
MRS. O’BERRY RELIEF CHIEF
Governor Ehringhaus has ap
pointed Mrs. Thomas O’Berry, of
Goldsboro, as the governor's direc
tor of relief, to succeed Dr. Fred
M. Morrison. Mrs. O’Berry is
vice-chairman of the state Demo
cratic executive committee.
i Egypt at Fair
King Tut-Ankh-Am#n doesn’t
•eem much excited over the
charms of pretty Marguerite
Bremer, New Orleans visitor to
the Chicago World’s Fair—A
Century of Progress. This
statue the ruler who Used
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Fair Be Held
Walter F. McCanless announces
that the annual Rowan county fair
will be held during the week of
The midway attractions will be
furnished by the Cetlin and Wilson
shows. Automobile and horse rac
ing will be under the direction of
C. C. Gray.
The livestock, cattle, poultry,
farm produce, canning, sewing and
other departments will be given
special attention this year with at
tractive premiums awarded.
Louisiana, Mb.—The 15 -cent
haircut is out in Louisiana. Bar
bers agreed today to a national re
covery code fixing 40 cents as the
price of a hair trimming and 20
cents for a shave,
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A state of war gripped Cuba this
week, its purpose being peace.
Military forces controlled the
island under decree of President
Machado who said the general1
strike, paralyzing industry and
trade, had given "enemies of the'
public peace” a chance to "create
a revolutionary state in the coun
! try." I
Conflicting and unyielding at-j
titudes of numerous elements in-j
volved in the growing crisis in-j
creased the public tension. Mu-j
chado has been deaf t<j suggestions
Sumner Welles, moved swiftly in
his efforts to bring quick fruition
to efforts to restore normalcy.
Governmental and political leaders
sought in long conferences t*
bring the several factions into
agreement on some program of j
Grave concern was expressed for
the welfare of citizens unless the
strike could be brought to a quick
termination. There is little bread,
and the distribution of milk is be
ing made under armed guard.
Stocks of foodstuffs are being ex
Since the state of war became ef
fective at 6 o’clock Wednesday
evening the military has been in
full control. Unrest has increased I
and the attitude of the United1
States is being watched closely by
Cubans wondering what action
President Roosevelt may take. Mr.
Roosevelt’s desire, as expressed at
Hyde Park, New York,, is that the
political difficulties be solved "at
the earliest possible moment” so
that economic welfare may be pre
POSTPONED BY COMS.
The* County Commissioners, in
session Monday, decided to post
pone the advertisement of delin
quent 1932 taxes until the first
week in September, provided this
can be legally done. I
The board requested a ruling onj
the matter from the county at
torney. The commissioners will
convene again Monday.
In cooperation with' President
Roosevelt’s NRA program, the
commissioners ordered that all
county offices, with the exception
of the sheriff’s open at 8:45 each
morning and close at 5 p. m., ex-|
cept Saturday’s when closing time
will be at 12:30. This regulation
of hours was necessary to bring the
county offices under the 40 hour]
NRA schedule. „
THREE MEN SURPRISED
IN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
Surprising three men who were
robbing his filling station, Arthur
L. Deal of Atwell township cap
tured their car and retrieved a
quantity of merchandise they had
piled up preparatory to loading.
Three men alleged to be the rob
bers were later taken in the neigh
borhood. by Sheriff Krider and' his
| BOY SHOOTS DOWN
"He was beating my mother,”
said Purvis Dillard, 10, in explain
ing to Wake officers why he shot
down his father, Cliff Dillard. 33.
Cliff Dillard, with a -load of shot
in the abdomen, is given little chan
ce to live.
Sbught for die murder of his wife,
whose hattered body was found in a
vacant lot at Charlotte. Fred
Mauney told a coroners jury that
he saw Medlin beating his wife
with a bottle, and threatening to
2 W0RKERS ELECTROCUTED
While working on an electric
motor in a bottling plant, R. P.
Brown, , 34 Winston-Salem, con
tacted a live wire and was electro-i
cuted. The previous day, Ralph
T. Sherrill, 29, a utilities employe'
at Hickory, was killed instantly
near Conover by a 1,600 volt shock j
sustained while repairing a line
$20,000 HIGH POINT FIRE
An electric iron left turned on
at closing time caused a $20,000
fire loss in Belk’s store in High
WILSON CHILD DROWNS
Ruth S. Walton, nine, of-Wilson,
drowned August 3 at Ocean View,
Va., when she ventured beyond the
Melody, splendor, adoration, elo
quence, virtue, innocence, joy,
modesty, faith, honor, nobility,
sympathy, heaven, love, divine,
harmony, hope, happiness, purity,
and liberty have been picked as
the 20 most beautiful words in the
IF YOU F1AVE a crying need,
let the need do the crying.
TAINT A BAD LIFE AT THAT
Your old lady says that he is a
He must be. He wears my
pants, smokes my cigarettes, drinks
my corn and writes to my girl.
BE IT SAID for Mr. Roosevelt,
he is the kind of man who com
mits no bull he isn’t willing to take
by the horns.
TRAINING THE YOUTH
"Papa, what’s a grudge?”
"It’s what you keep automobiles
in. Now don’t bother daddy!”
NO DOUBT the European par
ties to the debt conversations will
continue them to small talk.
TOO MUCH CELEBRATION
Jean—Isn’t it dreadful? I refused
to marry Bob last October and he’s
been drinking ever since.
Jane—I should say that’s carry
ing a celebration too far.
PRESS AGENTS ought to be a
big help at a picnic. They are so
good at passing the bolony.
Champion Speyer Pays Visit
to World’s Fair—Alma Roach,
12 years old, Akron, Ohio, has
been spending a week at A Cen
tury of Progress—the Chicago
World’s fUk. Abna is shown
as she made a radio talk from
one of the Exposition studios.
She won tfas national spelling
In City to Aid
James Hi. McKenzie has been
appointed the head of the Salis
bury branch of one of the Nation
al reemployment offices it was an
nounced Thursday by Mrs. Mary
Evans, representative of Capus
Waynick and a local committee.
The office will be located at 121
North Main street in the building
formerly occupied by W. F. Arey.
A complete registration of the
unemployed in Rowan county will
be taken with a view of placing
them in the government jobs to
be let during the next five months.
Hours of registration will *be
from 8:30 to 12:30.
"U. S. to begin debt talks by
August 15,” says a headline. Owe,
1,400 Apply For Loans
Through H. O. L. Corp.
Over 1,400 applications for loans
have been received by the Home
Owners Loan corporation since it
opened state headquarters here sev
eral weeks ago, according to P. S.
Carlton, chief counsel for the
This figure does not include the
number of applications submitted
to the branch offices at Asheville,
Raleigh and Greenville. It is esti
mated the total received at all four
offices would run to approximately
2,000 to date.
The first two home loan applica
tions were"approved this week.
One was from Mecklenburg coun
ty and the other from Stanly
Not all of the applications for
loans represent distressed home
owners, Mr. Carlton stated.
"Many of them have been sent
in by persons who want to borrow
the money to invest. Of course
no such loans will be made. Only
home owners who are in distress
will be givten consideration, and
these persons we want to reach as
quickly as we can; The organiza
tion was set up to aid them, and
they are the only persons entitled
to be aided. Every application will
have the personal consideration of
the corporation’s officials, and only
those who really need the money
will be approved for loans,” Mr.
"HOT” WIRE KILLS MAN
Brown, 34, chemist for the Taylor
Long company, beverage bottling
concern here, was electrocuted
when he came in contact with a
high tension wire while working
on a motor in- the basement of the
Lincoln, Neb.—The theft of 33
rabbits and guinea pigs, including
some inoculated with disease, had
Lincoln police and health' authori
ties on the alert trying to save the
theft from harm. Eaten, the ani
mals might spread tuberculosis or
Gentlemen Of The Jury!
The county commissioners Mon
day drew the following juries for
the September term of court.
M. N. Lisk, Rt. 1, Gold Hill;
C. M. Earnhardt, Rt. 3, Salisbury;
Charles Heilig, 507 South Fulton
street, Salisbury; J. M. McNeeley,
China Grove; R. O. Yancey, 115
West Thomas street; Rhodes Guf
fy, 803 North Lee street; John C.
Lyerly, Granite Querry; C. L.
Frick, Granite Quarry; A. D. Mor
gan, Rt. 1, Gold Hill; J. W. Peeler,
Rockwell; R. V. Sculley, Rt. 3,
Gold Hill; C. F. Reisner, 730 South
Fulton street; Eli Sifford, Salisbury;
R. B. Wood, 728 South Ellis street;
C. E. Deal, Rt. 1, Mooresville; J.
A. Beaver, Kannapolis; T. V. Jen
kins, 129 D Avenue; C. F. Raney,
603 -South Fulton street; 'J. R.
Graham, West Council street; J. R.
Graham, Rt. 7, Salisbury; G. C.
Kesler, Rt. 4, Salisbury; J. C.
Ramsey, 1107 Richard street; D.
C. Parker, Rt. 2, Richfield; W. M.
Kluttz, Rt. 5, Salisbury; J. E. Jor
dan, 901 South Jackson street; C.
M. Tippett, Spencer.
J. H. Fayssoux, 519 East Fisher
street; John L. Deal, China Grove;
Carl S. McKnight, Rt. 2, China
Grove; W. L. Kimball, Rt. 3,
China Grove; T. C. Fislher. 301
West Marsh street; W. A. Graham,
Rt. 1, Barber; A. P. Holt, Salis
bury; T. L. Kesler, Rt. 1, Cleve
land; C. M. Deal, Rt. 1, China
Grove; Thomas C. Peeler, Rt. 2,
Salisbury; L. D. Linn, 807 Hender
J. E. Miller, Rt. 1, Mooresville;
J. C. Foutz, 417 East Park avenue;
A. L. Sechler, Landis; L. C. Petrea,
Rt. 8, Salisbury; R. L. Roseman,
Rt. 2, Salisbury; N. J. Eagle, Rt.
2, Richfield; J. H. Pridgen, Spen
cer; O. E. Deal, Rt. 1, Mooresville;
George H. Morgan, Gold Hill;
Wade W. Fisher, Rockwell; L. F.
Frick, Rt. 1, Salisbury; J. P. Cavin,
Landis; D. L. Cress, Rt. 2, Salis
bury; Roscoe Chapman, Spencer;
Everette C. Freeze, Rt. 3, Moores
ville; W. A. C. Park, Rt. 3, Salis
bury; J. A. Morgan, Rt. 2, China
Grove; P. J. Lyerly, Granite Quar
ry; Roy L. Deal, Landis; D. H.
Hinson, Landis; J. M. Ketchie, Rt.
2, China Grove; S. B. Knox, Bear
Poplar; W. F. Watson, Rt. 1,
Woodleaf; H. Clay Steele, Rt. 1,
Watchman Survey- Indicates Defi
nite Repeal Trend.
OPINIONS ARE CITED
Majority Believe 18th Amendment
Will Be Repealed
Rowan County will vote for
the repeal of the 18 th amendment
by at least a 2 to 1 margin, accord
ing to a survey conducted by The
Watchman this w«ek.
Opinions expressed by leading
business men, professional men,
farmers, railroad and textile em
ployes, indicate a definite "wet”
vote by Rowan county in the elec
tion to be held in this state Nov.
7th on the question of the repeal of
the -national prohibition law.
“To me, it is a matter of states
rights,” one attorney told a Watch- }
man reporter. “I think each state
should have the right to determine
its own liquor laws. The 18 th
amendaientdft iny opinion, violates
the principle of the sovereignty of
the states guaranteed by the federal
"I am not wet. I do not drink.
I am personally dry, but I shall vote
for the repeal of the 18th amend
ment, "declared a Main Street Mer
chant.” In doing so I feel that if
we can repeal the 18th amendment
, that moral conditions will be better
ed and liquor will be brought under
> Said another:
"I cannot see how anyone who
really understands the liquor traf
fic as it exists today can vote for
retention of the prohibition laws.”
"Should we repeal the 18th
amendment, I think it advisable to
adopt the Quebec or Canadian li
quor regulation laws. That is, the
sale and distribution of liquor shall
be handled by the states without
private profit and without mono
polistic domination,” was the views
expressed by another attorney.
A farmer said: v
"I shall vote for the repeal of
the 18 th amendment.. I have three
sons and two daughters in their
teens and early twenties. I would
much rather see them brought up
under conditions where liquor is
supervised and regulated by the
states than to rear them' under the
present Dootieg system now preval
ent in North Carolina.”
Others thought it would help
business conditions and add milli
ons annually to the revenue of the
state and federal coffers.
On the other hand, quite a few
told The Watchman reporter that
they were dry and would vote for
retention of the 18th amendment.
"I am a staunch prohibitionist.
I believe the rejpeal of the prohibi
tion law would lead to a return of
the saloon,” stated one citizen in
terviewed by The Watchman.
“Under no circumstances do we
want saloons to return.”
"It would be a grave mistake for
the American people to repeal the
18th amendment,” was the com
ment of one party interviewed.
"What we need is not repeal but
enforcement,” was another idea ad
Despite the variance of opinion
relative to the desirability of the
18th amendment, a large majority
of those interviewed said thev be
lieved the law would be repealed.
General opinion .seemed to be
that both Salisbury and the county
would return large repeal majori