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Industry Able
To Slash Work ]
Hrs. He Avers
W,ages Also Could Be Raised 10
Per Cent, Chief Beheves
Administrator Dechres That Many
Businesses Ought to Make
The Change.
Hugh S. Johnson told represen
tatives of industries that there
were many "that obviously can—
and ought to—meet the suggest
ion” to wx>rk on a 10 per cent
decrease in hours per week and a
10 per cent increase in hourly
The NRA administrator speak
ing to employers at the conclusion
of the general conference on code
revision did not, however, say that
this was the administration’s plan.
Instead, he suggested further con
ference with employers to work
out this problem and others con
nected with the recovery unit.
In one pithy paragraph the ad
ministrator summd up his views
on the troubled question of wages
and hours:
"There are some industries that
couldn’t do what I tentatively
svrgested about wages and hours,
irffefe at^Ssme where business is
so little that, if they did adopt the
rule, it wouldn’t make any differ
ence to employment. But there
are many that obviously can—
and ought to—meet the suggestion
to work on a 10 per cent decrease
in hours a week and a 10 per cent
increase in hourly wages. The
President expressly said that he
favored resiliency in any such
rule. We all know that some in
dustries cannot do this. We know
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tnat in some u. wuum ^
tive. But we know that in many
there is no excuse for not doing
Ernest Johnson had told the in
dustrialists that the President did
not intend to proclaim any blanket
reduction of hours or increase in
wages but he indicated—as he did
in his speech that—the subject
would be seriously considered at
other meetings with selected repre
sentatives of the business men.
Giles S. Boggess,, 43, an unem
ployed tailor, of Dallas, De . con
fessed in a signed statement Friday
he had shot to death his wife and
mother-in-law and abducted his
two-year-old daughter.
Boggess said he was angered be
cause his wife refused to return to
him after an estrangemnt and de
clined to drop tRe divorce suit she
had filed.
Baseball’s Greatest
NEW YORK ... John J. McGraw
{above), 60, called baseballs great
est figure, died last week with his
beloved New York Giants as world
champions. It was McGraw who
picked and developed Manager Bill
Terry and turned over to him the.
management when health failed in
1932. No man was happier than
McGraw last Fall when the fighting
Giants beat, Washington _ for _ the
world titla._
Fire destroyed Saturday night
the 25-room resort hotel on Miner
al Springs mountain, near Val
deese. The Wynd-Jur-Way inn
suffered a loss estimated at $10,
Ernest Ford Cochran, U. S. dis
trict judge, was found Sunday at
his home after he had hanged
himself with a silken scarf tied to
a bedpost at his home in Charles
ton, S. C. He was 68 years of
age. Despondency over a nervous
disorder probably led to the act.
Mrs. C. C. Dowell of Salisbnry
was fatally injured Sunday after
noon as she was walking -on the
highway with her husband, going
to their home four miles west of
toiwn when struck by a car driven
by George Norfleet, of Winston
Salem, student at Davidson college.
She was a bride of three weeks.
George J. Massey, 48, an Ala
mance county deputy sheriff, died
Ss&day night from injuries he re
ceived on Saturday when he was
walking along the road near Bur
lington. He was struck by a car
alleged to have been driven by
Gurney Sutton, also of Alamance,
who is out on bond.
Jake F. Newell of Charlotte,
candidate in the 1932 election for
the United States senate, announces
positively that he will not be a
candidate for the state chairman
ship of the Republican party before
the convention to be held in
Charlotte April 4, and that he
would not accept if rendered him.
Mr. Newel! assigns as reasons that
he is not financially able to ac
cept the post, and that he does not
consider himself endowed with the
faculties required of a chairman
to manage tihe campaign. Mr.
Newell seems to have been the fa
vorite of the young group of the
party in the state, which signified
at a meeting in Salisbury on Sat
urday that a change of leaders is
being sought.
The accing fiscal agent of the
republic of Tanama has been in
structed not to accept the United
States government’s • check for
$250,000 in payment of this
country’s obligation under the
Canal Zone treaty of 1904.
Molly Anne Ware, five, died in
a Reidsville hospital as a result of
burns received at her home there.
The little one was alone in the room
and with childish curiosity. play
fully lighted a string and was
watching the fire creep up and her
dress became ignited. The child
was enveloped with flames which
burned hr severely from the Waist
to her arms and face.
Rues against possessing and
drinking whiskey will be modified
and moderate gambling will be
tolerated at North Carolina State
college if two-thirds of the student
body and the board of trustees act
favorably upon student government
proposals. The new provisions
which have been approved by thf
student government and placet
before the student body and trus
tees, would make drinking a mis
demeanor and forbid any "exces
sive” gambling.
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Friendly Enemies at -Airmail Hearing i
WASHINGTON . , ; It was just before the “battle”,*. . . well maybe
not battle but just before former Postmaster Walter Brown (right) of
the Hoover cabinet, took the stand to testify that Postmaster James A.
Parley (left) of the Roosevelt cabinet, said ‘ ‘ Senator Black of the Senate
Airmail Committee was a publicity hound” . . . which Farley immediately
denied in his testimony. Anyhow ... it’s a swell hand-shake.
I Huntsvilie, Texas—Three con
victs were shot down and two
others forced to surrender, frus
trating an attempted break from
the Texas penitentiary early Wed
nesday morning in which authori
|tis believe the love affairs of Bon
nie Parker, cigar smoking gun
woman, figured.
Warden W. W. Waid said Roy
Thornton, one of the convicts,
was “crazy’’ about Bonnie Parker,
Thornton’s former wife but now
the sweetheart and partner in
crime of Clyde Barrow, south
western bank robber and killer.
The warden expressed belief
Thornton’s love for the gunwom
an prompted him to plan the
break for freedom. Thornton is
serving 99 years for robbery by
firearms. Bonnie Parker has been
the associate of Bairow for several
years and has bej^. with the des
perado whn he shot Eis way out of
several police traps.'
In the darkness, of the prison
yard, Finch crept up on Guard
Howard Bass, thrust a shoemak
er’s knife against his throat and
threatened to kill him. Gus Gray,
another guard, shot Finch.
The other convicts disappeared
in the darkness and a few minutes
later appeared with two ladders
stolen from the prison fire house.
As they placed them against the
wall, Bud Manning and Ewing
Stanley, wall guards, fired with
shotguns. Fraziera and McArthur
tumbled to the ground. Thorn
ton and Hill quickly surrenderd.
F. D. R. Wants Home
Bonds Guaranteed
President Roosevelt has sent a
message to congress asking that
the principal of the home loan
bonds be guaranteed.
The president said that as a re
sult of this operation he expected
the Home Owners’ Loan corpora
tion would be able to extend fur
ther assistance for the moderniza
tion and repair of homes.
He proposed that outstanding
home loans bonds be exchanged
for the new type of bonds to be
guaranteed as to principal as well
as to interest.
The message also proposed that
the home owners loan corporation
be given authority to purchase
bonds of the federal home loan
banks for the purpose of making
funds available to those banks and
to building and loan associations
"to encourage private building.”
They tell us we must pour out
our money generously so as to con
fer benefits on posterity, but it
would be possible to do that more
liberally, if posterity did not wear
out its shoes and trousers so fast by
playing in the dirt and mud.
Dillinger Is Free
With Gun In Hand
John Dillinger roams the middle
west today with a machine gun in
his hands and ready to fight to
the death with any or all of hund
reds of possemen who hunted him.
Companies of soldiers, police
men and volunteer possemen
hunted Dillinger in Illinois, Indi
ana, Ohio and other states, and
flying squads of officers raided
more than 260 places in Chicago
in an effort to pick up the trail
of the cynical, laughing desperado
who escaped from the Crown
Point (Ind.) jail.
Using a toy gun which he carv
ed from a broomstick with a razor
blad and painted with shoe black
ing, the bandit locked 33 persons
in the jail, stole Sheriff Lillian
Holley’s automobile kidnaped a
deputy and garage man, took $15
from guards, and sped away into
the land of the missing.
Claimed that historic anniver
saries should be noticed, and any
way most people are willing to ob
serve their own birthdays by re
ceiving valuable presents.
Do You Know The Answer?
Continited on page four
1. what language is the name
2. Was President Garfield a
member of the Masonic Order?
3. How many elements are
■ recognized by chemists?
4. From what are sausage cas
ings made?
5. What is an orthodontist?
6. Name the governor of Mis
7. What state is nicknamed
"Iodine State?”
8. Hotw old was President
James A. Garfield when he was as
9. What river forms the boun
dary between Texas and Mexico?
10. Which is the most northern
coal-producing state?
Concert Sunday
Capitol Theatre
Salisbury BandCaldwell Cline
And Male Chorus to Give
The Salisbury Community band,
mder the direction of John O.
vVinks, assisted by Caldwell Cline
md the male chorus, will be heard
n the second of a series erf concerts
it the Capitol theatre Sunday af
ternoon at 3 o’clock.
Th concert is free to the public
md a very enjoyable program has
Deen arranged and it is hoped
that the public will avail itself to
the opportunity of an afternoon of
musical entertainment.
The program follows:
I. Our Students March, Mil
ler; Luslpiel Overture, Keler-Bela;
II. Shadow March, Protheral;
Cotton 'Dolly, Giefel; Salisbury
male chorus, Mrs. Bachtell direc
III. Andante from Symphony
Espagnole, Lalo; Caprice Vienaise,
Kreisler; Alt. Wien (Old Vienna),
Gadowski-Heifitz; Schomatmarin,
Kreisler; Caldwell Cline, violinist.
IV. Hark, Hark, My Soul,
Shelby; Salisbury male chorus; so
prano solo, Doris Kimel; baritone
solo, Glenn Hartsrll.
V. Atlantis Suite (The Lost
Continent), Safernak; 1. Noc
turne and Momipg Hymn of
Praise; 2. Court function; 3. I
Love Thee (Prince and Aana; 4.
The Destruction of Atlantic; Med
ley, clarinet octet, arr, by John
Winks; Semper Fidelis March,
Sousa; band.
Do You Know?
That each 16^s feet of new
concrete highway in 1931 cost
North Carolina $35.36?
That each school child costs the
state of North Carolina only
$35.10 for one year? (Much less
for 1933-34).
That the Nation spent $71.20
on the average for each child in
school for one year?
That the 3 3-cent tax reduction
secured on county tax *hte for
this year throughout the state was
entirely on the school rate?
That the tax rate for other pur
poses than schools remained the
That of the total state debt for
all purposes in North Carolina of
approximately $540,000,000 only
13.4 percent is for schools includ
ing public education and all higher
institutions of learning?
That retarded pupils consti.ate
the greatest wast in North Caro
lina education?
That pupils are retarded because
of (1) Low mental ability of the
child. (2) Bad home conditions.
(3) Overcrowded classrooms (4)
Poorly trained teachers. (5) Short
c/'lartrsl fprnic.
That the average promotion in
large cities where conditions de
scribed in 3, 4 and > are best is
80.6 percent wh'le in the rural
schools it is 65 percent or a dif
ference of 15.6 percent?
That the average promotion for
the state is 68 percent which means
that 32 of every 100 children fail
each year largely because of im
proper facilities?
That education today needs the
careful study of every citizen?
That some financial interests today
seem to be trying to do away with
public high schools for the masses?
The philosophers have long been
complaining that young American
manhood is deteriorating, and that
gloomy point of view appears to
be largely held by the alumni of
those colleges which played losing
football seasons tast year. -
Sambo was hired on a railway
gang. At the close of the first
shift he was all tired out and
sought the boss.
"Mister, you’ sho’ yo’ all got me
down on the pay-roll?”
"Sure’’, said the boss. "Here’s
your name—Sambo Simpson. That
"Yes, suh”, replied Sambo. "Ah
just thought you might have me
down as Samson.”
Bride, to Merchant: "Mr. Fish
man, the last eggs I bought from
you were so old that I had to
scramble them and season them
highly before my husband would
eat them.”
Merchant: “I’m sorry, Ma’am,
but they were the best we could
get. You understand all the youn£
chickens were killed off for the
holiday trade and there’s nothing
left but the old hens to do the
Bride: "Oh, that explains it; I
hadn’t thought of that.”
Wife: "Are all men as stupid
as you are?”
Husband: "No, my dear.
Some of them are still bachelors/’
Nervous old lady (buying radio)
"Now, are you sure I shan’t get a
Salesman: "Quite sure, madan
—until you hear some of the pro
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"How is yer darter now she’s
married?” asked Mrs. Green of her
"Fine”, said Mrs. Harris.
"She’s got a lovely cottage vdth a
garden, some grand pigs and fowls,
an’ the parsonage washin’ to do
reg’lar eveiy week—but she can’t
abide her man. But there’s alius
something wrong.”
A resident in a srreet undergoing
repairs protested about a pile of
broken paving outside his front*
"Can’t you take this away?” he
shouted to one of the men on the
jobb, a good-natured Irishman.
"Where wF I take it?” asked
Paddy. Wl'eriMj;? j the man told
him clearly and forcefully that he
might take it to Hades.
"Hadn’t I better take it to
heaven”, was the retort. "It
would be -.more out of your way
The debt collector was again
leaving empty-handed, and was
naturally rather grumpy.
"A nice Christian you are!” he
"What do you mean?” asked the
The collector pointed to a no
tice: Y. M. C. A.” prominently
displayed. j
"Oh, that!” answered the other,
airily. "That doesn’t mean Young
Men’s Christian association. All
my creditors know what that
standsf ro: 'You May Cal)
Again.’ Good-day!”
There is said to be a possible
grand opera star in nearly every
family, but while our people all ap
preciate music, these potential stars
need not feel they must provide
opera solos for their neighbors in
the hours when the latter are try
ing to get a little sleep. ,
People used to suffer from heart
ache, but it seems to take stomach
ache to upset them now.
45 Per Cent Of
Pledges TaHos.
Have Bgjp Paid
Approximately $10,000 Now In
The Hands of The Local
Practically Ninety Per Cent of
Unpaid Pledges Have Been
Promised Immediately.
Approximately forty-five per
cent of the local pledges to the
Rowan General hospital have been
paid,, according to A. S. Jozies,
chairman of the board of trustees.
In other words, approximately
$10,000 of the $22,500 pledged to
the institution has been paid and
is in the hands of the local treasu
rer, Mr. J. L. Fisher.
Practically ninety per cent of
the local unpaid pledges have been
promised for immediate payment.
Those who have made pledges and
have not paid them are earnestly
requested to make payment as soon
as possible.
When these pledges have been
secured the hospital will receive
and additional $30,000 from
friends. A lot on the corner of
Mocksville and' Confederate ave
nues valued- at $7,500, has been
donated 16y the Henderson estate
and in addition to all these con
tributions $40,000 will be received
from the Duke Foundation. This
insures the people of Salisbury and
Rowan county of a modern, fire
proof hospital but not sufficiently
large to meet our needs, tnererore,
an intensive drive will be made in
Salisbury, Spencer and East Spen
cer and the entire county from
March 10 to 17. Every person in
the country will be given an oppor
tunity to show interest in this
School children of the county
will be "asked to make contribu
tions and these will be set aside
for a childrens’ ward in the hos
M. Bryce P. Beard is chairman
of the "Round-Up” drive to se
cure $15,000 additional which will
be met by a $10,000 gift from
th Duke Foundation and will as
sure us of a hospital adequate for
our needs.
The old Dalton Furniture com
pany plant on Hamilton and High
streets, two and one half bloc
from the heart of High Point v. :s
two-thirds consumed by fire. R.
B. Terry, who owns the property
sustained a loss of ffom $5,000 to
$10,000, none of which is covered
by insurance. Lester’s Upholstery
plant, which was doing business
in one end of the plant, sustained
a $3,500 loss, partially covered by
|Three-Cushion Champion J
NEW YORK . « . John Layton
(above), Sedalia, Mo., former boxer,
wrestler and sports promoter, is
again the three-cushion billiard
champion of the world. Ho defeated!
Walker Cochrane, defending ehamj
pion, in the final match SO to Ht.| |

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