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    The Carolina Watchman ^5^
FOUNDED 1832—101ST YEAR ’ SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 20, 1934. VOL 101 NO. 51. PRICE 2 CENTS.
NEWS
BRIEFS
TWIN CROONERS?
Bing Crosby asd his wife, the
former Dixie Lee, screen actress,
became the parents of twin boys in
Hollywood. While Bing, singer,
actor and pretty fair amateur
golfer, was passing out the cigars
he was told that he and his wife had
established some sort of "record”
for screen couples. No other couple
in the movies has twins.
PLANS PROBE
Determined to get to the bottom
long-standing complaints of mon
opoly in the aluminum industry, the
department of justice plans to push
its investigation of the Aluminum
company of America with fresh
vigor,, '"Attorney Genearl Homer
Cummings has disclosed. The
Aluminum company controlled by
Former Secretary of Treasury And
rew W. Mellon, his family and as
sociates. for years has bees accused
by independents of exercising mon
opolistic, price-fixing control over
suppplies of the metal.
DROWNS SELF, BABIES
Mrs. Robert Glenn Smith. 23,
with her only two children. Peggy,
three years old, and Ray, 14 months
old, stepped into 12 feet of muddy
water a few hundred yards above
the Freeman mill dam, seven miles
east of High Point and all three
were drowned. The death of the
mother ended two years’ suffering
with pellagra, which her neighbors
said had partially affected her mind.
PRISON HEAD RESIGNS
The killing of Helen Spence
Eaton, escaped girl convict, by a
trusty guard near Little Rock. Ark.,
which the prosecuting attorney has
charged was* "murder.” has been
followed by the resignation of Pri
son Superintendent A. G. Stedman
at the end of an inquiry into the
whole affair. He said he resigned to.
stop criticism of the penal system
and the governor.
RESTORES PENSIONS
Some 25,000 of the nearly 30,000
i world war veterans cut off the
pension rolls because they couldn’t
prove they were disabled in service
shortly will have compensation rest
ored because the government cannot
show they were not disabled in war
service, according to Washington
dispatches. Eighty or 90 per cent of
these so-called "presumptive” cases,
which have been a sore spot in
veterans’ matters for some time,
are being put back. Their com
pensation was disallowed under the
economy act.
ELECTION PROBE
The State board of elections will
pay a special visit to Wilkesboro
July 25 to continue its investiga
tion or charges of irregular voting
in Alexander and Wilkes counties
in the June 30 primary. J. Hay
den Burke, of Taylorsville, who was
defeated by a narrow margin by J.
A. Rousseau, of Wilkesboro, charg
ed that Republicans voted.
NEW NRA BOARD
An industrial appeals board to
protect small business from mon
opolistic influences has been cre
ated as part of the widespread re
organization of the national re
covery administration. TheKboard,
which will take over some of the
functions of the late Darrow board,
consists of three members. Amos
J. Peaslae, acting director of NRA
compliance, is the chairman. John
S. Clement, Philadelphia floor cov
ering manufacturer, is the second
member while the third has not yet
been chosen.
FRENCH BIRTHRATE
DECLINES
_France is disturbed over a de
cline in births for 1933 when faced
with as increase in death rate,
nearly 40,000 fewer babies were
bom in 1933 than in 1932. and
advocates of large families are re
doubling their efforts.
DIES AT 107 YEARS
Rhoda Tucker, negro woman
who died at South Boston, Va.,
Sunday from the infinities of old
age, was said to have been 107 years
of age. She was able to see dis
tinctly and read without glasses,
and until a few days prior to her
death did work is a small garden.
She lived with her daughter, who is
now 80 years of age.
lln The WEEK’S NEWSI
OIL KING AT 95—John O. Rocke
feller celebrated his ninety-fifth
birthday at his Lakewood. N. J.,
home July 8 very quietly because
of his recent illness. He is shown In
^^iils latest photograph.
WED AT 9 6 \
(FAHRENHEIT) j
—Miss Henrietta i
M. Pinneke, of :
Guttehberg, Iowa, !
and Francis D. |
Sauerbry, of Edge
wood, Iowa, met
' last year at the l
Havollne Ther- |
mometer at A ;
Century of Prog
ress. Exactly a !
year later they
were mar
ried at the j
same place, \
the ther
mometer
registering
96 degrees
ft the time.
IMPROVES HIGH
| WAYS — Defender
| of scenic charm
along Quebec's
i highways, the Hon.
! J. E. Perrault. Que
: bee Minister of
I Highways, has won
| world • wide atten
[ tion for leadership
j in regulating bill
i boards and preserv
• ing beauty on motor
! roads. He has put
; Quebec’s highways
i into finest shape for
Cartier 400th anni
versary fetes this
Summer.
irir- iiifiYiT—mem i
GIANT PLANT
—John Ntcolson,
General Works
Manager of Dis
tillers Company,
Limited. an
nounces plans
for erection at
Linden, N. J„ of
world’s largest
gin distillery
where famous
British brands of
gin, including
Gordon's and
Burnett’s, will
be produced.
HEY SKINNAYt It's splashing tint*
In the pool |tt the base of the Civic
Virtue statue, City Hall Park, New
York City. And what’s more,on broil
ing hot days the cops look the other
way as the boys escape the sidewalk
heat._
GOEBBELSGABBLES TO HITLER
—German Chancellor Adolf Hitler
listens intently as Or. Joseph Goeb
bpls. Minister of Propaganda., aa
'plains the pubitS reaction to the re
cent 'purging" of the Nazi party.
General von -Biumberg (center!
uvatchee the proceedings.,
BETTER.
THANKS—
Ida Lupino.
screen ac
tress- with
beautiful eyes,
recovering after
light attack ef
State Offers Chances
For Rural Power Lines
- i— ■ ■
Finds State Is
Most Suitable
Preliminary Survey Con
ducted and Possibili
ties Discovered.
North Carolina now has greater
possibilities for rural electrifica
tion than any other state, accord
ing to national authorities who
have been studying the situation
here.
The demand for current for rural
electric lines can be supplied with
power tapped from the 49 munici
pally-owned plants at low cost or
generated in hydro-electric plants
on the numerous streams in the
Piedmont area, said George W.
Kable, national director of rural
electrification.
Mr. Kable recently conducted a
preliminary survey of the state
which showed that an extension of
rural transmission lines from the
municipal systems could furnish
current to thousands of farms in
the near future.
1 he mumcipally-owned plants
are located n cities scattered over
the state and each could serve a
large numbtr of farms in its gen
eral vicinity.
The development of the vast po
tentialities for hydro-electric pow
er would of necessity be slower, Mr.
Kable said, since this would in
volve the construction of dams and
power plants as well as the string
ing of transmission lines.
WINSTON PHYSICIAN
INJURED
Dr. Thomas Benbow, widely
known Winston-Salem physician,
was seriously injured Sunday when
his automobile ran over an embank
ment near Brevard. He was at
tempting to avert a collision at the
time the accident occurred, it is
stated.
i
j Sold Her Fortune
ST. LOUIS ... . ^dtss Huraldine
Shores, 19, (rf>ove), sales girl, held
a $1 ticket in the Irish Sweepstakes
which proved to be worth $100,000.
. . . Failing to realize its value on
race day she sold it to a stranger
who offered her $750. Now she
wonders if the stranger will return
to share tb* winnings.
Jewelers Honor
Norman. Ingle
At the annual convention of the
North Carolina Jewelers’ Associa
tion in session at Durham this
week, Frank Selig of Elizabeth City
was elected president, and Norman
Ingle, popular young jeweler of this
city was named one of three dis
trict vice presidents. The associa
tion also went on record as endors
ing the Roosevelt administration.
i -
Warden Says Get
Permits For Seining
Assistant State Game and Fish
Warden, W. C. Lisk advises all that
wish to seine to get permits from
him or at the Sheriff’s office. No
seining is allowed in the back wa
ters. as the waters have been treated
for mosquitoes. The power com
panies having treated the waters,
and the public is asked to cooperate
with them by refraining from sein
ing in these waters.
Judge Defends
Modern Wives
Husband’s Can’t Expect
Mates To Go Into
Hiding
_
Newton—Social customs should
be considered in passing upon legal
decisions, and changes in these cus
toms should be noted by the law,
according to Judge W. F. Harding,
Charlotte jurist, holding the July
term of superior court in Catawba
county.
"Changed social. conditions
should be noted by judges in mak
ing their decisions,” he said in pass
lig upon an alimony case here today>
'and what was considered wrong
50 years ago, what would have
shocked our parents, no longer
shocks us.”
Continuing: "If a young man 50
years ago went to a dance' and got
drunk, he was escorted from the
floor. For a woman to have gotten
drunk at a dance would mean she
would have been socially ostracized.
Whether right or wrong, that is no
longer truth. The facts are that
today both men and women get
drunk at dances, and it is considered
all right.
"The same thing seems to be true
in regard to cigarettes. A young
woman who smoked years ago had
no social standing, whereas today
it is perfectly proper for young
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Fire Damages
Lowery Hospital
Damage of approximately $4,000
to building and contents was done
by fire at the Lowery hospital here
Saturday morning. The flames or
iginated between the ceiling and
the roof on the second floor from
defective wiring, firemen report,
and considerable damage was done
to the roof and supporting timbers.
Patients were moved out and
no ‘njuries resulted with the ex
ception of a burned hand sustained
by Fireman C. R. Adams when a
portion of the roof fell in.
Parkway Will
Get $2,000,000
^—— I ..H. — . H %
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GOOD
MORNING
PARTNERS
Scuttle, scuttle, little roach.
How you run when I approach
Up above the cupboard shelf
Hastening to obscure yourself!
Most adventurous of all vermin,
How I wish I could determine
How you spend your hours of ease;
Perhaps reclining on the cheese?
Or in abandonment most utter.
Shake a shimmy on the butter?
Do you chant your simple tunes
Swimming in a bowl of prunes?
Does your long antenna whisk its
Gentle tip across the biscuits.
Little friend, why be so shy?
We are brothers, thou and I—
In the midnight, like yourself,
I explore the pantry shelf.
EXCUSE IT PLEASE
A man who believed he knew all
about parrots undertook to teach
what he thought to be a. young
mute bird to say "Hello!” in one
lesson. Going up to the cage he
repeated that word in a clear voice
for several minutes, the parrot pay
ing not the slightest attention. At
the final "Hello” the bird opened
one eye, gazed at the man, and
snapped out, "Line’s busy!’’
BOTH ENDS AGAINST THE
MIDDLE
Two men who had been bachelor
cronies met for the first time in
five years.
"Tell me. Tom,” said one, "did
you marry that girl, or do you still
I darn your own socks and do your
j cooking?”
"Yes,” was Tom’s reply.
mtflARGED
Mrs. Jones—Yes, my new gir
formerly worked for Mrs. De Style
She says she left there of her owr
accord, but I think she was dis
charged.
Mrs. Williams—What makes you
think so?
Mrs. Jones—-I judge so from cer
tan things she’s let fall since she’s
been with me.
Mrs. Williams—What were they?
MARTIAL RELATIONS
Judge: "Now tell us about your
martial relations. Were they pleas
ant?”
Prisoner: ' "Pleasant enough, but
they all wanted to come and live
on me, Judge.”
Mr. Slack—I want you to under
stand that I have my own train of
thought.
Mrs. Slack—Yes I know; a very
slow train with an awful poor con
ductor, John.
She—"Anybody would thnk that
I was nothing but a cook in this
household.”
He—"Not after eating a meal
here!”
WHAT THEY MISS
"The sun never sets on the Brit
ish Empire,” said the Englishman
proudly.
"How unfortunate!” remarked
the American girl. "At home we
have such lovely sunsets.”
NO ADVICE NEEDED
Ikey Cohen became wealthy in
New York. Having arrived at
the place where money was second
ary to the satisfaction of parading
his ability to purchase anything his
fancy dictated, he adopted the
policy of buying only the best.
At length he became involved
in a mat-.er which required the at
tention of an attorney. Through
enquiry, he determined New York’s
leading attorney and consulted him.
The question was trival but the at
torney, rendering a written opinion,
also submitted a bill for $400.
Cohen gasped. But he paid it.
The next day, he met the attor
ney on the street. Cohen bowed
low and greeted him warmly.
"Good morning, sir, good morn
ing. Lovely day, ain’t it?”
And then, suddenly recollecting
the pain which followed a former
question he had propounded to the
same attorney, Cohen said:
"But remember I’m tellin’ you,
I ain’t asking you.”
/ / .her Fund;
ooes For Read
Allocation For Park-to
Park Highway Increas
ed to $6,000,000.
The Public Works administration
has made available an additipnal
$2,000,000 for the scenic highway
to connect the Shenandoah Na
tional park in Virginia and the
Great Smoky Mountains National
park in North Carolina and Ten
nessee.
The allocation brought to $6,
000,000 the total that has been set
aside for the parkway, which will
extend 350 miles and cost more
than $16,000,000.
Although no definite route has
ben agreed upon, the road will fol
low in general the southern Appa
lachian mountain range. It is ex
pected both North Carolina and
Tennessee will be given entrances
to the Great Smoky park.
In announcing the additional al
lotment, public works officials said
the parkway will make easily ac
cessible to motorists the Great
Smoky park, which contains; some
of the most beautiful scenery in
eastern America. Original plans
called for the road to connect with
the skylina drive in the Shenan
doah National park.
The states of Virginia, North
Carolina, and Tennessee have
agrieed to co-operate in the con
structon of the Parkway by pro
viding a 200-foot right-of-way,
except where it lies within nation
al park areas.
Young Democrats
To Meet Monday
A meeting of the Young Demo
crats of Rowan county has been
called for Monday night, by John
C. Kesler, president. The purpose
of the meeting is to elect delegates
to the state convention which con
venes in Asheville on July 27 and
28.
Representatives from all pre
cincts are urged to attend this
meeting which will be held in the
court house, beginning at 8 o’clock.
Shannon To Become
Spencer Postmaster
W. H. Shannon has received from
Washington his commission as post
master at Spencer, which came from
Postmaster General James A. Farley.
The appointment is for four
years, and is dated from June 13,
and was signed by the President
before leaving Washington several
weeks ago.
Mr. Shannon expects to take
charge of the Spencer office oh
next Monday. \
SAYINGS OF SOLOMON
Little James—Papa, was Solo
mon the man who had 700 wives?
Papa—I believe he was, my son.
James—Was he the man who
said. "Give me liberty or give me
death”?
WANTED
Correspondents
\ _
The Watchman desires ta
secure a number of good live
wire correspondents in all sec
tions of Rowan County, especi
ally on each of the R. F. D.
routes out of Salisbury, and at
the following towns in this im
mediate section: China Grove,
Landis, Rockwell, Elmwood,
Gold Hill, Mt. Ulla, Bear Pop
lar, Yadkin, Woodleaf, Franklin.
•An attractive offer will be made
to those who will send in the
news of their respective neigh
borhoods weekly. Supplies are
furnished by us. A personal
interview is desired. Call at
The Watchman office, 119
East Fisher Street.
WASHINGTON
i
How Work Drive
Started
Air-Conditioning
: Essential
The City Beautiful
S
When the Secretary of the
Interior, Harold Ickes, called his
staff of 4,000 employees together
the other day and warned them
against "soldiering” on the job, it
sent a cold chill down the backs of
nearly half a million Federal job
holders, even though the thermome
ter in this hot and humid city stood
at 100 degrees in the shade. The
idea that the department staffs are
expected to do any real work in the
Summer is shocking, even to the
seasoned civil servants. To the re
cent political appointees, who got
on the Federal payrolls because they
were efficient workers in the cam
paign of 1932, it is almost paralyz
ing. What sort of a reward is it,
anyway, to have to do some work
as well as drawing a salary?
The idea is gaining strength here
that Mr. Ickes is about efficient an
administrator within the sphere of
his department’s activities, as has
been seen in Washington for some
time. He intends to get things done
if everybody in his department has
to sweat to get ’em done. What
started him off his disciplinary pro
gram war an incident that occured
when he went into the office of a
minor bureau assistant and saw the
occupant of it with his feet on his
desk, reading a newspaper and
smoking a cigarette.
The young man didn’c know Mr.
Ickes by sight, so when the Secre
tary of the Interior asked, mildly:
"Is this the way you usually re
ceive visitors?” the nonchalant re
ply was: "What’s that to you?”
Then tKe Secretary identified
himself, and one young man in the
Federal Service has been shaking in
his boots ever since.
That incident started Mr, Ickes
on a quiet tour of inspection of the
Interior Department. He found,, as
he told his assembled staff, many
men and women in the cafeteria,
after the time they were supposed
to be at their desks, eating their
breakfasts on Government time. He
found many others spending more
time in the rest-rooms than in their
offices. Some of the feminine em
ployees had got the feet-on-the-desk
habit. Those things, he told them,
must stop. The heads of depart
ments and bureau chiefs are work
ing overtime, days, night and Sun
days, in all of the Federal offces,
and least in a full day’s work.
The hours are not onerous, seven
hours a day for five days a week,
and he didn’t see any reason why
they couldn’t stand that amount of
work.
Mr. Ickes, however., reckoned
without the Washington climate.
Every' new administrator who comes
to Washington, especially from the
North, always tries to speed up the
Federal machinery. Hundred of
earnest men have tried it ever since
the National capital was established
in this swamp on the banks of the
Potomac. All that any of them
have ever succeeded in doing was to
wear themselves out and finally
succumb to the climate.
Some of the new Federal build
ings are air-conditioned, equipped
with modern mechanism to keep the
temperature and humidity at a com
fortable degree all the year around.
But none of the old ones and not all
of the new ones have yet set up this
modern method of enabling people
to work in comfort. Both houses of
Congress have air-conditiolnlng
systems, and so has the President’s
private office. Mr. Hoover had that
done when the structure was re
built, after the fire that destroyed
it in 1930.
Now President Roosevelt is hav
ing his offices enlarged, and the
whole wing of the White House will
be air-conditioned. Some parts of
the new Commerce building, the
offices occupied by the Secretary
and some of the higher officials, are
also so equipped, but Congress has
never been willing to appropriate
money to extend the system to en
tire buildings.
Under the present Governmental
system, whereby the President is
handed a few billions to spend about
as he pleases, it is expected that a
fair slice of the Public Works Ad
ministration funds, which Secretary
Ickes manages, will go toward re
moving the last excuse of Govern
ment clerks for loafing on the job.
Continued on page eight
    

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