. " - ■ . X * The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of <-All The ~N(ws” FOUNDED 1832—101ST YEAR _ SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, AUG. 18, 1933. ~ VOL 101 NO. 3. PRICE 2 CENTS. Revenue Coffers Swelled $122,704,86 lPaid Into Tyjisury During May, June And July 178,442 GALLONS CONSUMED Over Five Million Bottles of Beer Sold In North Carolina North Carolinians consumed legally 178,442 gallons and 5,581, 161 bottles of beer in May and June, the first two months of legal 3.2 beer, figures compiled in the office of Commissioner of Revenue A. J. Maxwell showed. Also, it is indicated that the con sumption in the second month was some less than in the first, bottles in May reaching 3,418,121 and dropping to 2,163,040 in June, which was partly offset by the in crease in barrel beer from 77,260 gallons in May to 101,272 gallons in June, indicating the increasing number of places at which beer frotn beer and wine up to August 1 was $122,704.86 of which $72, 089.86 was the consumption or volume tax for May and June, and the balance of $50,615 was from retailers, wholesalers, salesmen and train dealers for May, June and July. Of this, retailers paid $22, 977.50, wholesaler | distributors 021,900, salesmen $4,437.50, andj dealers on trains, $300. 2,2>y Dealers ucensed Retail dealers in the state have reached 2,239 in number, while there are 146 wholesale distribu tors, 293 salesmen and three deal ers on trains. The state tax for retailers is $5, but 10 per cent is added to each additional place operated by one i jf^ganization. Under this chain f \ arrangement, the A & P has 149 stores licensed, paying $79 for the last one, and Pendfer’s has 133 places, paying $71 for the last one. The county tax is $25 flat, while - the city license is $ 10 for on prem ises consumption and $15 for on premises, the chain store tax pro gressing at 10 per cent increase for each store. Clay Is Dry A resident of Clay county can not buy beer or wine legally in his home county, for there is no licens ed retailer there. Greene has one; Graham, Hyde, Stokes and Tyrrell have two each; Alexander, Alle ghany, Davie, Hoke, Jones, Pender, Perquimans and Polk have three each; Mitchell, Onslow, Pamlico and Yancey four each; Ashe. Montgomery, Transylvania and Yadkin, five. Mecklenburg leads with 173, Guilford coming second with 160; Forsyth has 127, Wake 103, Dur ham 100, Buncombe 96, New Han over 76, Rockingham 5 8 and Row an 57. Mecklenburg county has 173 li censed beer places, from which the state gets a minimum of $865 a year from license only, the county gets $4,325 and the cities or towns get a minimum of $10 a year for each place. SHERIFF SLAYS GANGSTERS Sheriff Thomas B. Bash, of Kan sas City, went with his folks to a lawn party, but he took a riot gun] along with him and! on the return’ he saw a car of gangsters shooting down a fugitive on the street. Bash] brought his gun into play, slew two of the murderers and captur ed a third. GOOD MORNING 1 THE PLOWMAN I plow the green fields Up and down, And turn them o’er A golden brown. I whistle gayly With yonder Lark, And ponder Deeply In my heart on the futility Of more gold. With all this wealth around me— My health, my joy Without alloy. From sun up ’Til sun down I see new beauty In the ground As up and down The fields I go, In the West a star has set, Dear God, my thanks, lest I for get FIGURE-8-IVELY SPEAKING I often sit and medit8 Upon the scurvy trick of f8 That keeps me still a celib8 Oh, what a st8! My 40tude is not so gr8 It cannot w8. Oh, F8 be9! Be4 2 L8 Relieve my awful single st8 We’ll oscul8. Reporter—"What is the pro fessor’s research work?” Professor’s housekeeper—"It con sists principally of hunting for his spectacles.” Girl student—"We had a vot-l ing contest to decide which was' the prettiest girl in our school of 140.” Friend—"How did it turn out?” Girl—"It couldn’t be decided as the count showed there were 140 different girls voted for.’’ Undoubtedly there is something wrong with this 3.2 product when, after 60 days of it, nobody tries to sing "Good-Night Ladies,” or step through a coal chute backward. "Does bigamy mean that a man has one wife too many?” "Not necessarily, my son. A man can have one wife too many and still not be a bigamist.” SOME PEOPLE NEVER LEARN She—How’s your companionate marriage coming on? He—Not so good. I lost my wife’s address. ALWAYS .ithere are scavenger birds in the grain and stock mar kets who can only hear the arri;>n call. ONE VARIETY "Scribbles is a free thinker, isn’t he?” "Well, no editor will give him anything for his thoughts.” REPORT has it resort hotels are garnering a harvest. Harvest hands are in evidence wherever there are bellhops. Friend—"I met your husband today and he was telling me he is in love with his work.” Wife—"Is that so? I must drop around to his office and see about it.” Miss Neverstop, seating herself between two serious minded men. exclaimed—"A rose between two thorns.’’ "No,” replied one, "say rather a tongue sandwich.” Higher Prices Seen For Autumn Goods I Persons buying goods from the shelves of retail stores will pay from 25 to 60 per cent more mon ey for a given article on all new fall stuff it was announced here yesterday. "Already Salisbury merchants have been criticized for raising prices,” one merchant said. "It is a matter that they cannot control, the goods are day by day represent ing a greater investment for the merchant.” In this connection attention was called to the special process tax that has been placed on all textile goods, including those goods al ready on the shelves of stores and in warehouses. This process tax runs around four and a half cents to the pound ^ textiles. It has to be paid by August 31. In addition the stores answering the request of'President Roosevelt and coming in under codes are hav ing to pay higher salaries and em ploy more workers, »U of which NEW PRESIDENT OF CUBA Carlos M. de Cespedes took the oath of office as president of Cuba on Sunday following the abdication and flight to Nassau on Saturday of President Gerardo Machado. Machado quit on demands of the army after resisting for weeks a general demand that he give up the post. Rioting mobs on Saturday and Sunday killed 30 or more of his supporters, wounded many others, damaged the presidential palace. Five U. S. warships pro ceeded to Havana to protect A mericans. PROHIBITION BUREAU DIES Abolition of the prohibition en forcement bureau was madle last week by the justice department, 600 dry workers were fired and 1, 800 were transferred into the de partment investigation bureau. Major A. V. Dalrymple, chie;f of the enforcement bureau, lost his job. 1 Beard Will Preside Over Legion Meet State Convention Meets Today at Wrightsville; Flag Escort to Compete for Honors. Bryce P. Beard, state commander of the American Legion, will pre side over the annual state conven tion which meets in Wrightsville Beach today for a two day session.! Quite a number of veterans from1 Rowan county, including the1 Samuel C. Hart memorial flag es cort and drill team, left Thursday to attend the convention. Miss Gertrude Thompson, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Thomp son, of this city, who was recent ly chosen as "Miss Salisbury” has also gone to Wrightsyijle to com pete in the state, cot .eat for "Miss tr Irish Queen Miss Mae Murphy, who ruled at Irish day celebrations at A Century of Progress—the Chi cago World’s Fair. In addition to being Irish Queen, she is one of the lecturers at the Firestooo exhibit at die Fair. Patrol Stops Over 1,100 Autos During The Month Automobiles which, is placed in parade formation, would form a line approximately ten miles long, were stopped by the D district state highway patrolmen in the month of July* according to the monthly report released at headquarters by Lieutenant L. R. Fisher. From the cars stopped 142 driv ers were taken under arrest for traffic violations). Tickets were issued to 317 others. Official warnings were issued to 646 oth ers. Sentences of nine and a half months were imposed on defend ants in court, and a total of $3, 449.06 went into the public treas ury from one* channel or another. In their month’s work the pa trolmen were on duty 3,563 hours and traveled 26,391 miles. They used 748 gallons of gasoline and '296 pints of motor oil. Arrests were made ijbr faulty lghts, no license, drunken driving, reckless driving, minors driving, speeding, no registration cards, hog ging the road, slow driving and other lesser offenses. The patrol investigated nineteen accidents in which 3J persons were injured and five killed. Courtesies were extended to 88 cars having road trouble. . Two automobiles were recovered from thieves. Fifteen trucks were weighed and six of these were found to be overloaded. The patrolmen attended sixteen celebrations to handle traffic and seventeen funer-j [als for the same reason. A total 'of 2,187 violations were reported! land 2,073 cars were stopped on the! highways. — — i ■ i. ■ ■ i. 't Lucky Dog at Chicago’s World’s Fair “These days are certainly ‘dog days’ when there is company like this!" says the Victor Talk ing Dog in the RCA-Victor exhibit in the Radio and Communications Building at the Chicago World’s Fair—A C< nturv t>i __4„e ] Raleigh (left) is wliistling into the dog's micro phone - to make him talk to her, while Lucille Bredin (left) and Dorothy Morgan listen. NEWS BRIEFS POISON BREAD FATAL TO THREE Three negro children died in a tenant house on the Rankin farm in Cabarrus county as result of eating bread in which poison had accidently been mixed. Eleven members of the family were af fected. FIND BODY ON HIGHWAY Killed by being thrown from an automobile, ruled a Scotland coun ty coroner’s jury, after viewing the body of Mrs. John H. Woodward, 32, farmer’s wife, found lying on a highway nine miles west of Laur inburg. Woodward said his wife frequently left home at night, de clared he did1 not know with whom she was. PAYNE HEADS COMMIS SIONERS A. L. Payne, Jr., of the Forsyth county board, was chosen by the state body of county commission ers and county accountants as pre sident for the year. The meeting was at Wrightsville beach. SHERIFFS PICK ADKINS Oscar F. Adkins, sheriff of Me Dowell county, was elected presi dent of the North Carolina Sheriffs association, concluding 'the annual meeting .at Asheville. Elizabeth City gets the 1934 convention. DEPUTY SLAYS RUM RUNNER Briar Rush, Durham liquor run ner was shot in the heart and in stantly killed by Deputy Sheriff L. L. Morgan, as Rush zigzagged his car at 5 5 miles an hour over a highway trying to shake Morgan from the running board. Deputies had surprised Rush and a compan ion shooting dice near their liquor laden cars. GREAT FLIGHT ENDS The greatest mass air flight in history ended with General Italo Balbo leading 23 planes to a land ing near Rome after circling half the globe in flight to Chicago and return. In a great ovation at Rome, Sunday, the airmen were decorat ed. THREE NEGROES LYNCHED ... Three negroes held, for the slay ing of a white woman were seized by an Alabama mob near Tuscal oosa, as officers attempted to spirit them away to safety in another county. The bodies of two, rid dled with bullets, were found later in the day. FIND BODY IN GONDOLA The body of “Pete” Maydanis, nine, son of an Oxford cafe oper ator, was found at the bottom of a railroad gondola car, loaded with rock. Just how the tragedy oc-1 curred is not known. HELD FOR SLAYING BOY A lawn party in Forsyth county was turned into a scene of terror, when J. M. Bray, 40, started shoot-j ing promiscuously with Ja fisjtotl Leslie Tuttle, 14, was shot near the heart and died instantly. Bray is held for murder. | 1933 Laws Draw Fire Over State Believe Governor Ehringhaus Is Considering Calling Solons TWO-FOLD PURPOSE Revision Of Tax Laws And Teachers Salaries Sought A special session of the North Carolina legislature may be called by Governor Ehringhaus in ithe near future, according to reports emanating out of Raleigh this week. — If the special session is called, it would have a two-fold purpose, its is stated: 1. Revision of some of the tax laws passed this spring, including the unpopular sales tax. 2. Modification of the present school teachers salary scale in order that it would be more in' harmony with the present increase in salaries provided for in the blanket code of the president. Much criticism has been voiced tin opposition to the above meas ures and in the minds of the aver age citizen, certain modifications are necessary. .i. I his report is unbmcial but it is known that the governor has been requested to call a special session and that he has ha<f the matter under consideration. Just what Mr. Ehringhaus’ attitude is toward a special session is unknown. “Real” War Daughter Is Living In Georgia Columbia — Revolutionary war payroll records here enabled a 97 year old Georgia woman to prove her claim to being one of the few "real daughters’’ of the American Revolution still living. The records were found by A. S. Salley, secretary* »f the state historical commission, who was advised by the 'historian of the Georgia D. A. R. that a daughter of a South Carolina soldier in the War for Independence was living in thit state. The name of the father >w(a* given as Loami Brown. Searching old documents in his files, Mr. Salley found where Browti* wa^ paid five pounds, 15 shillings for duty with the South Carolina mili tia in 1782. LEGION MEETS ON FRIDAY Over 4,000 American Legpon naries of the state are to attend the department convention open ing in Wilmington on Friday and lasting three days. IS CRUSHED TO DEATH James Latham, 42, of near Wash ington, N. C., was fatally crushed When the drive shaft of his lumber laden truck dropped down against a railroad track, halting the truck suddenly and catapulating the lumber against Latham’s body. ..— "■■■■■- " " 1 1 ' ' m ■■■" 1 Do You Know The Answer? .Turn to page five for answers 1. In building a vessel what is the first operation? 2. Which President of the U. S. lived longest? 3. What is a buoy? 4. Has the U. S. a diplomatic representative at the Vatican? 5. Where is there a famous building known as the Doge’s Pal ace? 6. What is the Cable Ac.." 7. Who originated the Keeley Cure? 8. What kind of acid does milk contain? 9. What quality of a body causes it to float in a liquid? 10. Of what race are the Marx Brothers?