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    The Watchman Him I
Recovery Program
Admit Some Slips
Fair and Reasonable
High Spots of New
A great deal more Federal money
is to be distributed in various ways
designed to get ready cash into
the hands of the consumers, with
in thb next few months. It will
begin about the first of July, after
the closW of the Government’s fis
cal year on June 30. and the pres
est program calls for expenditure
at the rate/ of about $400,000,000
a month- for an indefinite period.
This money will go out through
numerous channels. The newest of
these pipe-lines from the Treasury
to the individual is the drought re
lief fund of *$52$,000,000, to be
distributed in the ten states where
the record-breaking drought has
wrough havoc among all classes of
There is still more than a billion
and a quarter dollars in the fund
for home loans to distressed mort
gagors. Some of this is to be put
to work to provide employment in
the building trades, by the process
of making additional loans for re
pairs and improvements to pro
perty on which homtef loans have
beerl made or which are eligible for
such loans.
Money will go out faster now
for public works, under the) P.W.
A. More of the money will go out
to finance rural schools. Still more
will be spent to continue the CCC
camps. TW* Federal Emergency
Relief Administration will put an- <
other billion and a half into direct 1
unemployment and in cooperation <
with state and local agencies. J
The/a there are the paymeoft un- 1
der the wheat, corn-hog, cotton and 0
tobacco contracts, though much
of this does not come directly out *
of Government funds but is col- 1
lected through processing taxes and '
distributed by Governmtni, agen- f
cies. i
The belief in Administration ‘
circles is now that it will takeij
about another year of Government :
spending at this rate to simulate;
business to the point whfe|-e private j
capital will find it profitable to!
come out of hiding and go to work!
in productive industries.
It is admited by the Administra
tion’s friends that recovery has not
come as fast as had Been expected,
and that some of the Govarn
mentfs projects to stimulae it have
■not worked. There is also a grow
ing realization tha«. business men
and capitalists are not showing any
great amount of confidence in the
Goverr^ent. Until that (confi
dence relturns, there will naturally
be little inclination on the part of
private Capital to risk its money.
Where investments are most
needed right now are ini the build
ing industry. More than S,000,000
men, normally, are! employed in the
building trades.
It has been President Roosevelt’s
hope that under the carefully
worked out plan for insuring mort
gage capital against loss, private
funds in enormous amounts would
become available for new residen
tial constAicftion. ft now begins
to look as if, while there is a great
naed for mew homes, few people
are illing as yet to run into debt to
buy or build houses.
With Congress out of the way
until next January there can be) no
new legislation, and the nation can
take time to sit back and evaluate;
what has been enacted, and find
out whether it looks, on the whole
benefical or injurious to private
capital and enterprise.
There! seems to be a feeling that
the President will not willingly use
the broad powers granted to him
in any injurious way, that he is es
sentially expounding his plans for
the future he took pains to lay
stress on the statement that there is
to be no interference with fair and
reasonable profits.
The Administration’s friends be
lieve that as things quiet down
during the Summer, business mien
will begin to realize that a good
many of the things that have
frightened them' are bogies, with
out real power to do theta haam.
Also, it loks as though: the whole
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State’s Share
For Next Year
Is $4,840,941
Money Not To Be Matched Bj
Local Appropriation.
Allotments of $2,958,000 For Eacf.
Of Two Following Years Midst
Be Matched.
The sum of $4,840,941 will b<
available July 1, for the Nortl
Carolina highway commission tc
spend until the end of the fisca
year. July 1, 193$, Representativ<
Lindsay, Warren of Washington
North Carolina, stated.
The North Carolina allotment
for the coming year of the $400,
000,000 appropriated does not ha4«
to be matched by state funds. Foi
the two succeeding fiscal years,
however, when the state receives ap
proximately $2,938,000 annually
is federal aid, these sums must be
Hatched by state funds.
The state received an allotment
>f $9,$22,29$ a year ago from the
•ecovery act, thus making a total
if $14,393,236 that North Caro
ina will have received in govern
ment money in two years to spend
n highways and roads generally.
Representative Warden pointfed
m one clause of the new bill as
hat which he has been urging for
years. This provides a standing
und of $10,000,000 for emergency
oad work caused by heavy rains
,nd floods, as well as bridge work,
vhich he said would serve a good
mrpose in many instances similar
:o those that have in the past oc
:urred in North Carolina.
Under the law South Carolina
has $2,770,954 available July 1
and $1,700,000 annually there
Parole Racket
Probe Started
Raleigh—Governor Ehringhaus
support was thrown behind an in
vestigation of reports that a "pa
role racket” had ben. in operation;
by which attorneys and others are
alleged to have swindled prisoner;
by promises that they would ob
tain clemency for them.
The governor conferred witl
Warden H. H. Honeycutt, ol
state’s prison, and with Parole
Commissioner Edwin M. Gill.
In a statement Gill said: "1
have come across a number oi
cases about which I had suspicion:
that everything was not as it
should be, and all instances I have
investigated those circumstances.’
He promised to continue sue!
investigations, adding: "If m)
investigation of these cases con
vinces me that a fraud has beer
perpetrated, I shall turn the mat
ter over to the proper authoritie:
for such action as they may deerr
Ambassador and Mrs. Josephu
Daniels and their guest, Mrs. Har
old Iokes, wife of the Secretary cr.
the Interior, spent the past week
end touring the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park, am
were entertained by various com
munities through which they pass
The NRA celebrated its firs
birthday Saturday, as did its twin
the PWA. Together these tw<
great recovery organizations hav
spent or allocated $3.300,010,00(
and re-employed 5,000,000 person
in the past year. The anniversary
found NRA fighting conjicts o:
labor and capital which constantly
threaten to spin the United State
into the worst strike epidemic in it
Ossie Smith, Northampton ne
gro. died in the electric'chair at
Raleigh for the murder of J. E.
Hedgepeth. The negro was the
136th victim who did penance at
the chair.
Fire destroyed the two buildings
at Wingate in which were housed
r a pressing club and a barber shop,
fire originating in the first. No
insurance, and loss amounts to
several thousands.
J. Frank Gamble, 3 J, automo
bile salesman of Newton, was
drowned in a lake in Graham
county, near Robbinsville. He
was striken with cramps while
swimming with friends and drown
ed before help could reach him.
Robert Shuford, 2. son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Shuford of Burke
county, was drowned when he acci
dentally fell from a boat he was
Rowing on Droning Creek, back
water of the Hickory dam.
Competition between the of
ficial brands and bootleggers in
the Danville, Va., territory has led
to several deaths, and the health
authorities there are issuing warn
ing to liquor drinkers to be on
their guard against chemically
| reated brands claiming to be
| A guerilla political warfare in
Cuba was climaxed Sunday when
machine guns were used to spray
bullets into the ranks of the ABC
society parade, in which 30.000
formed the ranks. Thirteen peo
ple were reported killed. A pitch
ed battle resulted, and disorder is
said to have prevailed in a way
resembling warfare.
President Carlos Menjdieta was
slightly injured when a bomb ex
ploded close to his chair while at
an official luncheon. Two naval
men were killed, one saving the life
of the president. The bomb is
supposed to have been concealed in
a camera. Ten others were hurt.
Suspects are being closely observ
Allen and Leroy Ferrell of Char
lotte and Lee Chandler of Winston
Salem, the two last named having
taken French leave of the Jackson
training school near Concord, were
i killed when struck by a train on
; the Seaboard railway tracks near
Charlotte or fell from it as they
were beating a ride, it is supposed
All three of the boys were in their
; late teens.
Record-breaking crowds attended
the seventh annual Rhododendron
l Festival in Asheville last week, with
■ total attendance for the nine major
■ events during the four days ending
Friday placed at 241,800 by the
festival committee.
> East Louisiana was struck—by a
> ZO-mile-an-hodr hurricane Satur
: day which swept inland from the
1 Gulf of Mexico wreaking destruc
* tion to property. In Morgan City
' practically every building was
: damaged, and debris was strewn
r over Baton Rouge, while all com
i muinications were cut off for sev
> era! hours. No fatalities were re
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CHICAGO . . . More than 25.000 beautiful American girls strived for
the honors won by these three young ladies. Now the three are coming here to
compete for the honor of being the ”Queen of Dental Charm.” They were
picked by McClelland Barclay and committee of beauty experts. They
are, (left to right) Miss Mary Elizabeth Bort of Dong Beach, Calif.,
Miss Georgie Berry of Richmond, Va., and Mias Mildred M. Smith of
Wilbur, Wash.
Average Pay Of Elementary
School Teachers In State
Is Less Than $600
s 1 .
Raleigh — Elementary white
school teachers in North Carolina
received an average of $595.03 for
their service* durinE4*he l?3 3-34
session and high school, teacherss
and principals were paid an average
of $742.76 each, Leroy Martin,
secretary of the state school com
mission, announced.
The official figures apply to
white teacherss. The state has dis
charged every obligation to its
public school instructors for the
past season, ranking with few
other states of the nation in this
respect, Mr. Martin stated.
Teachers represent the state’s
largest payroll, being paid almost
twice as much as all other em
ployes. The total state allotment
of funds for payment of teachers
and principals was $,2,534,724.73
for the past session, while federal
funds of $500,000 brought the
total to $13,034,724.73.
Mr. Martin said estimates show
ed that the 9,618 persons paid with
other state funds will receive $7,
640,000 this year.
- The 12,532 white clcrneatary
teachers and principals allottd the
county and city school units by
the state school commission receiv
ed $7,457,027 for their services.
Of this amount, $6,881,453.16
was paid from state funds and
$337,580 came from federal funds.
The average salary of the ele
metary group for the eight-month
term was $595.03 or $74.38 per
The 3.939 white high school
teachers and principals received
$2,929,738.48, of which only 198,
542 came from federal funds.
The average salary in the high
school classification was $742.76,
or $97.84 per month.
The school commission will meet
in Raleigh today to set the teachers
load for next year and make teach
er allotments to the various units.
Fruit Stand Operator
Kills Himself
N. Boger, a native of Assyria,
who operated a fruit; stand here,
at the corner of Main and Fisher
streets, shot himself in the fore
head with a pistol here shortly be
fore noon Saturday, and died before
he could be taken to a hospital.
Financial difficulties were assign
ed as the cause of the act.
He is survived by his widow,
three stepchildren and a baby
daughter about a week old.
Funeral services were held Sun
day aftrnoon from the Wright’s
funeral parlors, and interment was
in Chestnut Hill cemetery.
"While a young mother was
bathing her baby, a neighbor’s lit
tle girl came in and watched the
process. The child was holding
a doll minus an arm and leg Aid
much knocked about generally.
"How long ha\»4 you) had a
baby,” sha asked the mother.
"Three months.”
"My, but you’ve kejpt her nic</!”
exclaimed the little girl.
This Terrapin
May Have Met
Andrew Jackson
Concord,—"M. P.—1812”
This inscription may be plain
ly discerned on the under shield
of a so-called dry land te'rrapin
which was foun recently by M. A.
Petrea on the farm of his father,
W. O. Petrea, near St. John’s Luth
eran church.
When shown the turtle by Mr.
Petrea, Sam Eddleman remarked
that a terrapin with similar inscrip
tions on its under shield was found
about 20 years ago in the eastern
section ®f the city near Three-Mile
While there is no way of prov
ing that this turtle has actually
been ogling in this neck of the
wood since before the naval war
between the U. S. and England in
1812, the inscriptions speak for
themselves and that’s that.
Sometimes the bridid-elect turns
out to be the bride collect when
she gejts a divorce and gathers in
Do You Know The Answer?
Continued on Page Eight
1. Was Maine one of the origi
nal thirteen states
2. How does ccffee grow?
3. Name the capital of New
4* Can a naturalized citizen
become President of the United
5. Give the date of the war be
tween the United States and Mexi
6. Who is Paul Muni
7. How did Cognac brady get
its name?
8. Who was Richard Trevith
9. In what country is Tabasco
a state,
10. Where d:d the surrender of
Lord Cornwallis take place?
The manager of a touring thea
trical company wired the proprie
tor of the theatre in a small town
where his company was due to ap
Would like to hold rehearsal
next MonJBay afternoon at three.
Have your stage manager, carpen
ter, property man, electrician and
all stage hands present at that
Four hours later he received the
following reply. "AH right, he’ll
be there.”
Two farmers w^re talking.
"How’s the crops, Bill?”
"First rate.”
"Pigs doin’ well?”
"That sick colt getting along all
"Dqiqg nicely.”
"Glad to hdar everything’s goin’
well, Bill. How’s the wife?”
Exam reports had just been given
out and little Bobby stood silently
in the door for a long monie^t
Then he said: "Pa, you remem
ber you promised to give me fiv.
dollars if I passed in school thi
"Yes, Bobby, I remember.”
"Well, I just want to tell yoi
that you ain’t gonna have that ex
pense? his time.”
A famous actor sometimes shows
interest in the lesser lights about
him. One day he was conversing
with one of his stage hands.
And what, my man. is your vo
cation?” queried the condescending
matined idol.
"I’m a Baptist,was the reply.
"No, no, good fellow, that is
your belief. I want to know your
vocation. For example, I am an ac
Said the scene shifter: "Naw,
that’s your belief.”
Wife No. 1—"My husband
never knows what I go through
when he snores.*’
Wife No. 2—"Yes, my husband
doesn’t miss his small change,
William—"How did you break
your leg?”
"Bill—"I threw a cigarette in
a manhole and steppeH on it.”
The man who has the goods to sell,
And goes and whispers down a
Is not so likdly to collar the dol
As he who climbs a tree and hol
The oddest thing we^ve read
lately in that the discovery of the
Standard Oil wells in Egypt re
sulted from a tip given in Esodus
11:3: “And daubed it w slim©
and with pitch.” One of the di
rectors who rejad this passage fig
ured that where there is a pitch
there must be oil. A number of
oil wells are now on the ground
near where Moses was born. It
pays to read the Bible.
"Is your poor husband gone?”
ventured the minister, seeing an
aged woman of the parish had put
on heavy mourning.
"Oh, no. suh. he ain’t dead.”
"Well, suh. the old man nagged
an bothered me so much that I’v©
went into mournin’ again fo’ mah
fust husband.”
County Owes City
Over $100,000.00
Says Buck Report
County Accountant Martin de
clares Countywide Levy Would
Cost Taxpayers $1.20 For each
Dollar Collected.
Says Buck Report Supports His
Contention Of Indebtedness
By County To City
A crossfire of statement s yes
terday marked the local schol sit
F. P. Buck, attorney and ac
countant, reported to the city
school board that Rowan county,
as an adjustment*, was indebted to
the schools of Salisbury between T'.
$100,000.00 and $200,000.0.
Garland E. Martin, county ac
countant, declared that it would
cost the taxpayers of Salisbury
$1.20 for every dollar received
from a countywide levy to correct
the county debt service budget un
der the special Buck report.
Superintendent Haworth issued
a statement in which he asserted
the Buck report substantiated his
f:laim made over a year ago that
the county wa* indebted to . the
city in a sum aggregating $240,
Mr. Haworth s statement fol
i The special report on monies due
■ Salisbury and the Salisbury city
schools from Rowan county by
Mr. Frank P. Buck, lawyer and ac
countant, was delivered to my of
fice Wednesday. This report goes
into the heart of the matter and is
unprejudiced and conclusive. It
does not presume to be exhaustive
in all details. However, it sup
ports my original contention of
over a year ago that the county
owes the city $240,000.00. In
using this figure I am including
interest at the rate of four per
cent from due date of each prin
cipal sum down to the present.
I warn Salisbury tax payers not
to be misled by the statement that
if the city recovers this) sum it
will pay out more in general county
wide taxes to get it than the sum
itself amounts to. Let it be un
derstood that the county valuations
for taxing purposes are sixty-six
million dollars while that of the
city is twenty-two millions—a ratio
of 3 to 1. Hence, if by a county
wide tax the $240,000.00 is raised
for Salisbury, the city, itself, will
be paying only $80,000 of it—a
Continued on page eight
Every heart has its secrets.
They are locked in the heart and
the key thrown away. The
heart holds memories better
forgotten—tears, bitterness, re
grets, a radiant smile or two.
Doubly careful was Anne
Cushing, as she called herself,
that they key to her past would
never be found. Watchful of
every word, mistrustful of
every stranger—yet the gather
ing momentum of circumstan
tial evidence tore open the gate
way to the secret passages of her
Would Barry understand?
Barry, the only man who meant
anything—who meant EVERY
A story of the havoc a half
or even quarter truth can make
of several lives is
JUNE 29, in—

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