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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carries a Summary of c.All The l^ws’’
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FOUNDED 1832—101ST YEAR - . ' ' ~ SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPT. 8, 1933. VOL 101 NO. 6. PRICE 2 CENTS
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Railroads Asked To Give More Jobs
R. R. Men Is
% Vital Factor
Money , Be Borrowed From
Public Y> y Administration
EXPENDL7 %, S NEEDED
Employment Wou Aid NRA
Program at An Important
Washington—The big and little
railroads of the country have been
requested directly by the adminis
tration to put steam behind the
national recovery drive by spend
ing "every available dollar” to give
more men work.
Joseph B. Eastman, federal co
ordinator of transportation, dis
patched this call to the presidents
of all rail-carriers in a lengthy
brief. Similtaneously, he asked
each to report the extent of com
pliance with his "suggestions.”
iveiterating rus statement tnat
railroads should not legally or as
a matter of policy come within the
wingspread of the blue eagle, East
man asserted this made it all more:
important that the carriers "play j
their proper part in the program of;
national recovery.’ I
Tfie coordinator latVd dO’tvTi six fntt- j
or suggestions. In general they,
recommend increasing employment
through catching up on deferred
maintenance, shortening the hours
to spread work and paying higher
wages where possible without dis
turbing existing agreements.
Duplicate copies were sent to the
executives of ail standard railroad!
labor organizations, with the added
suggestion that the desired ends j
could be reached only by mutual*
"I suggest, however,” Eastman;
said, "that the managements takej
the initiative and invite all employ-1
ees, thru their system representa-l
tives, to confer with them as soon
as possible for the purpose of ar-;
riving at such agreements.
"It is not suggested that any vol
untary agreement so negotiated be
for a period longer than the prevail
ing unemployment emergency. Nor j
is it suggested that any class or I
craft of employes in any instance
increase hours days, or weeks work-|
cd, or the monthly mileages, above
those now in effect by mutual
The coordinator suggested first
that the carriers get at "deferred
maintenance and) other work which!
sorely needs to be done” not only
as a help to the country but as the
"soundest of economy.”
Eastman pointed out to the rail,
presidents that money could be |
borrowed "on favorable terms”
from the public works administra
tion for equipment and mainten
ance, but added that no carrier had
availed itself of this opportunity.
"Such expenditures are needed,”
he said, "and they would strength
en the recovery program at an im
portant point. The railroads will
not play ttheir part if they neglect
Europe saw no reason to continue
the conference, liter? ■<>
in milking a dry eow.
t WE DO OUR pxm
36 SAVED FROM
The tanker Coldwater sank off
the North Carolina coast after it
was in collision with the liner,
President Wilson. The 36 persons
aboard were all saved by the liner
which proceeded into Norfolk al
though damaged about the bow.
SWIMS 14 MILES
The first to accomplish the feat,
Melvin G. Owens, 28 swam across
Albemarle sound from Mackeys to
Edenton swimming over 14 miles
in 11 hours and 40 minutes. He
was accompanied by Paul Spen
cer 16 Edenton, paddling a small
RIVER TRAGEDY CLAIMS 6
Six men who left Aurora on
August 30 for a fishing cruise in
the Pamlico river were victims of
some kind of tragedy it became
known when four of the bodies
were washed ashore 3 5 miles below
Washington. Three of the men,
Lee Cutler, Woolard Jones and Ed
Deal, were white, the other three
Governor Ehringhaus has offered
a reward of $200 for arrest and
conviction of members of the Pen
der county mob which seized the
wounded form of Dock Rogers,
negro and riddled it with bullets.
Solicitor Woodds Kellum, at the
governor's request, is proceeding
with a thorough investigation of
SLAIN AT WHISKY STILL
During a raid on a whisky still in
Wilson county Charles R. Robert
son was shot in the back of the
head and killed. Police Chief
Brown, of Elm City is held on $1,
oOO bond pending an investigation
. f the affair.
Dudley Cates, assistant adminis
trator representing industry on the
national recovery administration
has resigned his post because of
differences with General Hugh S.
Johnson on unionization of labor in
CHILD LABOR ENDS IN U. S.
On September 1 the section of
the president’s re-employment ag
reement prohibiting the regular
employment of any person under
16 years of age went into effect.
Exceptions permit employment for
Jimited hours in certain occupa
tions. Farm children are the only
general class not affected.
4 ESCAPE STATE’S PRISON
Sawing bars from their cell
doors, gaining access to the roof
and dropping four floors on a rope
made of sheets, four prisoners made
good their escape from state’s
prison at Raleigh. Roy Adams
and Grady Price were serving terms
for murder, Roy Cobb for robbery
and Ben Sawyer for larceny.
VICTIM OF LIGHTNING BOLT
Ned Graham, 15, playing cen
terfield for a team at Southern
Pines, was truck by lightning dur
ing the game and was instantly
killed. Other players in the field
were knocked down by the bolt.
Mrs. Jackie Lineberry, 26, wife
of N. R. Lineberry, Greensboro
filling station operator was instant
ly killed in an automobile accident
about four miles" northeast of'Lex
Reading Time : 3 minutes, 10 seconds
(OYSTERS “R” IN SEA
SON: With the advent ef
a new "R" month, the
bluepoints are again occu
pying a prominent place on
the nation’s, menu, and
i 40,000 men are being put
bac*t to work by this im
portant industry. Vila
Milli and Elsie Rossi,
pretty members Of the
•‘Murder in the Vanities”
cast, celebrate the occasion
in an appropriate manner.
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AMERICA'S NEWEST flower style is a floral propeller, christened
the Harmsworth Lucky-Token Corsage in honor of the wives
of Gar Wood and Hubert Scott-Paine, American and British
speed boat kings. Mrs. Wood, right, and Mrs. Scott-Paine, left,
are shown wearing the new corsages, pinned on them by Sue
Adams, Dayton, O. Center of the corsage is a cluster qf talisman
roses, with blades fashioned out of gardenias and bronze-colored
rose petals. The new creation will be introduced at the Inter
national Florist's Telegraph Delivery Assn., convention in New
Orleans in September.
k “BRAIN TRUST” loses one of its reading
A members, with the resignation of Prof.
I Raymond T. Moley, left, assistant sec re -
I tary of state and adviser to President
I Roosevelt. He is retiring from politics
to become an editor.
CHARLES T. COINER, Philadelphia, may
not be the best known artist in the country.
But his latest effort is probably being viewed
by more people than any work in current
art history. He designed the NRA emblem,
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SMASH goes another Holly
wood romance. Pretty Ca
role Lombard, a-Renoing,
has obtained her divorce
from actor William Powell.
QUEEN HELEN is succeeded by Queen Helen. More than 6,000
spectators at the national women’s tennis championships, Forest f
Hills, L. I., were stunned when Mrs. Helen Wills Moody, right, £
defaulted to her old rival, Helen Jacobs. Photo above shows cup £:•
being presented to Miss Jacobs by Holcombe Ward, president,
U. S. Lawn Tennis Assn.- 1^1
In Sales Tax
Final collections will run the
state’s sale tax collections for July
to around $5 5 0,000, says A. J.
Maxwell, commissioner of revenue.
Mr. Maxwell on Friday issued
this statement about the state of
"The August revenue collections
for general and highway funds
are reasonably satisfactory. Gen
eral fund collections require some
explanatory comment. THere 4>
an important shortage in August
collection of corporation franchise
taxes, as compared with August
of last year. This is on account of
the delay in corporation reports due
to the fact that this is a re-assess
ment year, and does not represent
a shrinkage in revenue. Elimi
nating this temporary shortage
there is an average increase in gen
eral funds collections, without in
cluding the new sales tax revenue.
Vermont Votes !
2 to 1 For Repeal
There are many factors which'
make the first months’ collections
of sales tax substantially less than
will be realized from it in subse
quent month*. Payment of thej
tax was made in August by 11,707
merchants, based on July sales.
Time sales made in July will be in
cluded in subsequent months Bs
they are paid. There has been aj
total registration under the act ofj
thousand will yet be added to this
list. All of these whose tax is less
than $10 per month are only re
quired to make quarterly reports.
"The departmental estimate is '
that final collections on July sales
will approximate $5 50,000 and
that this will be heavily increased
for other trading months to ap
proximate the total annual estimate
of eight million dollars yield1 in the
Vermont by a margin of more
than 2 to 1 became the 25 th state
to approve wiping the 18 th amend
ment from the constitution.
Maine, also a rockbound prohi
bition stronghld for years votes on
the question next Monday.
No state has voted to retain na
Thirty-six states are needed to
make repeal an accomplished fact.
At least three more than that num
ber will have voted by November
In addition to Maine other states
to vote this year are: Sept. 12,
-Maryland, Colorado, Minnesota;
Sept. 19, Idaho, New Mexico; Oct.
3, Virginia; Oct. 10, Florida; Nov.
7, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsyl
vania, Utah, South Carolina and
States which have already ap
proved the repeal amendment are:
Michigan, Wisconsin, Rhode Island,
Wyoming, New Jersey, New York,
j Delaware Nevada Illinois, Indiana,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, New
Hampshire, Iowa, West Virginia
California, Alabama, Arkansas
Tennessee, Oregon, Arizona, Mis
souri, Texas, Washington, and Ver
TWO MUCH COMPETITION
"Did your wife get cold on th<
mountain? She is so horse!”
'No, she wanted to talk the ech<
Do You Know The Answer? j
(Please turn to back page)
1. In what state is the Con
2. What is the name of the
3. Where is the University of
4. Who wrote the poem
S'. What are the natives of
6. When do the Hebrews ob
7. To what country does the
island of Crete belong?
8. Who assassinated Abraham
'9. What is the capital of
10. (Sports) Who was George
A piano manufacturer tried tc
get a testimonial from Will Roger;
for his pianos. Rogers, who never
endorses any product unless hr
'.really ibelieves in it, wrote th^s
letter to the piano firm:
"I guess your pianos are the best
I ever leaned against. Yours truly,
"It’s all nonsense to say brown
eyesi. denote' one thing and blue
"Anyway, black eyes ilpually
denote something.”-1—Passing Show.
The _ following preciously pre
served extract from a love letter
written home to his wife by a
soldier on active service will evoke
tender memories in thousands of
rormer service men:
"Don’t send me no more nag
ging letters!, Lettiie. They don’t
do no good. I’m three thousand
miles away from home, ond I want
to enjoy this w'ar in peace.”—Chris
tian Science Monitor.
REQUEST FOR SPEED
Robert, aged six, ardently desirec
a sister, and was told that if h<
prayed for one a baby might come
So he added to his nightly prayer:
petition for a little sister.
Results not coming as soon a:
he wished, one night he added:
"If you have a baby almost fin
ished dbn’t wait to put in her ton
sils or appendix, as they usually
have to be cut out, anyhow.
Your-year-o'd Mary had ‘just
come home from Sunday School
and Uncle Ted was asking her
what they did there. "Oh, a
teacher talked and a man prayed
and we sang,” she exclaimed.
"There was one song I liked. It
is—” she studied a minute— "It is
'Turn the light on in the base
Uncle Ted was surprised. That
didn’t sound exactly like a Sunday
School song. A little later Mary’s
older sister cleared up the situation.
The song sung was "Let the Lower
Lights Be Burning.”—Indianaplis
Editor—Well, what happenec
Reporter—Some one told him lu
could get his pants pressed free b)
letting a steamroller run ovei
They forgot to tell him to taki
MR. VOLSTEAD TRIPS
"How was the Prohibition lec
"Great, except that the lecture]
absent-mindedly tried to blow thi
foam from his glass of water.
She was parked in front of a fir
hydrant for two hours. A cop wa
waiting for her.
Cop: I’ve waited for you fo
hours. What’s your name?
She—It wouldn’t do. you an;
good if I told1 you. You look lik
I a nice boy—but my husband i
I about twice your size and ver;
"Nora you were entertaining
man in the kitchen last night, wer
"That’s for him to say, ma’arr
I did my best.”
The two brothers were going ou
Of the contracting business tin.
there was an argument over th
division of the spoils.
Said one: "But I ought to ge
^something for my steam shovel,
j Said two: "Yours? Saiy, didn'
>,I drive the truck when s*e stol
Small as Well as .Large Banks to
INJUSTICES TO BE AVOIDED
Provisions Made to Insure As Many
Non-Membership Banks As
Chicago—A pledge from Presi
dent Roosevelt that the deposit in
surance provision of the banking
law would be fairly and justly ad
ministered was given the American
Bankers association by J. F. T. O’
Connor, comptroller of the cur
Vigorously, ihe denied what he
termed "viscious, unwarranted, and
untruthful propaganda” to the ef
fect that the small banks and the
independent banker were to be eli
minated, and said:
"The present administration has
demonstrated its policy of protec
tion for the little fellow whether in
dividual or corporate. At a con
ference with the President on Tues
day afternoon, he authorized me to
say to you and through you to the
country that the object of the in
: surance provision of the new bank -
act was to insure as many non
member banks as possible. He dis
cussed the details of the act with
jan amazing knowledge of its pro
i visions. He discussed real values,
j appraised values and liquidating
j values with a fine discrimination.
: He said "injustice must be avoided.’
, In that sentence the Chief execu
tive summarized all his comment
While many members of the as
sertions have been outspoken in
their objections to the deposit in
surance plan. O’Connor defended
it. He predicted it would prove of
great value, and said that passage
of the Glass-Stegall bill by only
six adverse votes in the house and
unanimously in the senat^-was evi
dence of a tremendous popular de
mand for such protection.
New Coal Co.
The Acme Cash Coal company,
operated by M. L. Jackson, Jr.,
located on North Fulton street at
1 the Southern railroad crossing is
now open for business.
The concern will deal ip Tennes
see, Kentucky and West Virginia
coals. They will also handle all
kinds of wood and kindling.
Mr. Jackson, the owner and man
; ager, is a native of Salisbury, being
the son of the late M. L. Jackson,
a prominent-business man here for
:[ years. The many friends' of Mr.
’’ Jackson here are delighted to learn
of his return to his native home,
and will be pleased to know that
he will be located here permanently
j Mr. Jackson for a number of
'jyears has been located in Washing
’iton, D. C.
O. J. SIKES GETS JOB
i O. J. Sikes, former mayor of
; Albemarle and pjromjncnt attor
ney, has been appointed as one of
. the staff of lawyers in Washing
ton who will pass on the intricacies
of the agricultural relief act, and
t the processing tax on cotton ond
1 tobacco, by Henry A. Wallace, sec
e retary of agriculture. He assum
ed the duties of his office Septem
t ber 1.
t Defeat won’t ruin America’s ten
e nis champ. Vines always grow
stronger when they are trimmed.