WATCHMAN BREVITIES 1 Sheriff Krider states that he now has the 1934 tax books and is ready to issue receipts to those desiring to pay their taxes .now. A discount of one per cent is allowed during this month and one-half per cent'during November. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ward an nounce the birth of a daughter Sunday night at their home on South Fulton Street. Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Pa£e an nounce the birth of a daughter, Barbara Anne, weighing thirteen pounds. Capt. Enser W. Cole, commander of the national guard unit here, Company C of the 105th Engineers, has been honored by being appoint ed as an aide-de-camp on the per sonal staff of Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus. Circle No. 2 of the First Re formed church will hold its annual flower show on Nov. 3 in the build ing on North Main street formerly occupied by Carter and Trotter drug store. Prizes donated by mer chants will be given for the best chrysanthemums, dahlias, cut flow ers and cakes, it was said. The local office of the Carolina Motor club will compete with a club of Philadelphia in a 60-day membership contest, states R. E. Ramsey, manager. Prizes are to be offered. Enrollment in the China Grove schools has reached a total of 793, reports F. N. Shearouse, principal, with 549 in the elementary school and 244 in the high school. The senior class has 49 members, junior, 56; sophomores, 59 and freshmen 80. An increased enrollment is ex pected in the coming weeks as farm work slackens. The Martin construction con cern, of Salisbury, was last week awarded the contract for building the center strip in the main street through Spencer, a portion of Highway 10. The park area in the middle of the street was left when this roadway was built sever al years ago and efforts at beauti fication were made. However, it has since been decided that traffic conditions made it wise to have the street solidly paved. , Murray Linker of the Salsburv Transient bureau was painfully cut about the face and head in an auto mobile collision last week. He was carried to a hospital for attention but later returned to his home here. Several stitches being required to close a wound in his forehead. William Urbansky who entered the Rowan General hospital some weeks ago has recovered sufficient ly to be moved to his home, his numerous friends will be glad to learn. Frank Buck and Thos. P. Zum Brunnen are attending the sessions of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, which is in session at Raleigh this week. The physics class of Landis high school will present a three-act com edy, "The Man in the Green Shirt,’’ on Friday evening, October 26, at 8 o’clock in the school auditorium. Officers are looking for twc medium-sized white men whc Wednesday night forced Mrs. Clarence Peeler and a wo man friend and little girl out of Mrs. Peelers’ Ford coupe at the point of a pistol and drove off in the car. The holdup took place almost in front of the Yadkin hotel on Council street. George Haywood, of Mount Gilead, under bond since the death of Clarence R. Fisher the night of October 18, has been released from his bond. Coroner Tatum, after thorough investigating the fatal accident, found that no blame was attached to Haywood. Fisher, coming out of a side road at Granite Quarry’ ran his car into the side of a truck-traialer driven by Haywood. Maud Lee Howard, of Rowan county, adaministratrix of the estate of Walter C. Howard, started an action in federal court Wednesday against the United States to recover $10,000 on a war risk insuranace policy. The peti tion alleges that the deceased, who served in the United States army from September 18, 1917, until his honorable discharge on June 27, 1919, died February 22, 1924, as a result of being gassed. Tubercu losis was the cause of his death it is averred. The recent results of elections of members of the boards of the United Lutheran church in Amer ica held at Savannah, Ga., included the following local citizens: Exe cutive board: Dr. J. L.. Morgan; Board of education, Dr. M. L. Stirewalt; Inner mission board: H. E. Isenhour, all of Salisbury. The Cleveland high school Beta club elected the following officers at a meeting Wednesday: President, Eleanor Barber; vice president, Jane Hix, secretary, Mary K. McGlaugh lin; treasurer, Barbara Bloxam. Jane Hix was named chairman of the program committee, the other members being Emery Ritzel and Margaret Bame. Ruth Carscaden was appointed reporter. E. C. Mercer noted evangelist is to conduct a city-wide revival at the First Presbyterian church be ginning the week of November 18-23. Mr. Mercer has spoken in over a thousand churches it is stated. Russell Felts, Jr., is again con fined to his bed at his home, 221 West Monroe street. ANOTHER REMEDY Gumboil: "The doctors now' say that low neck dresses ward off pneumonia.” Drunk: "Well, I was at a swell restaurant last night where the girls seemed to be trying to ward off lumbago as well.” Cl Whale of w value:.. Look it over, Mister. This Soft & Good style is a product of the “Star Brand Shoemakers . . . Made of fine, soft, pliable, oily leather. It is easy on the feet, keeps its perfect shape, and is a bear for wear. All-leather, of course, for paper and pasteboard are never found in tne Heels, counters, soles, and insoles of a Star Brand Shoe. Jt s a mighty good buy at $2.95 Star Brand Shoes are Better Belk-Harry Co. Salisbury, N. C. 'Rowan Womei ‘Organize Undei Reporters Plan Mrs. J. P. Lynch, of Spencer and Mrs. Fred L. Smith, of Salis bury, vice chairman of the Rowai ! County Democratic executive com mittee, have organized what i> known as the Reporters Plan foi Salisbury and Spencer, according t< an announcement made this week I The object of the Reporters Plar jis to study the different depart ments and phases of governmem and to be prepared to furnish infor mation to anyone interested con cerning the different governmenta units. Members of the Reporters Plar have obtained literature from thi government and have made a stud) of the different subjects assignee to each member. Anyone desiring information or any phase of the work as outlinec below can call members of the Re porters Plan. The work is being carried or under the women’s division of th< | Democratic National Committee, j Names of the members and sub jects assigned follow: Members in Salisbury: Mrs. B. V. Hedrick, Federal Sur plus Relief Corporation. Mrs. E. W. G. Huffman, Na tional Labor Relations Board. Mrs. L. C. Wallace, Consumers' Advisory Board. rrcu omitn, reaerai ordinator of Transportation. Mrs. H. C. Daniel, Federal Com munications Commission. Mrs. Walter Woodson, Recon struction Corporation. Mrs. Ben McCubbins, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Mrs. Cham Coughenour, Home Owners Loan Corporation. Mrs. E. W. Burt, Federal Sav ings and Loan Associations. Mrs. W. D. Kizziah, Public Works Administration. Mrs. Edwin C. Gregory, Federal Housing Administration. Mrs. Ross M. Sigmon, Tennessee Valley Authority. Mrs. J. H. Krider, Electric Home and Farm Authority. Mrs. W. H. CJtowder, Civilian Conservation Corps. Mrs. H. E. Eagan, Federal Emer gency Relief Administration. Members in Spencer: Mrs. L. D. Perkins, National iEmergency Agency. ] Mrs. L. H. French, Commodity 'Credit Corporation, j Mrs. Frank Wolfe, Federal Sur plus Relief Corporation. Mrs. R. W. Hutchins, National Recovery Administration. Mrs. R. J. Misenheimer, National Labor Relations Board. Mrs. J. D. Carter, Federal Co ordinator of Transportation. Mrs. C. S. Benton, Reconstruc tion Finance Corporation. Mrs. R. H. Strayhorne and Mis: ■ c_i_ a_-_ u_ I Loan Corporation. ! "Mrs. J. P. Lynch, Federal Sav lings and Loan Association. Mrs. F.. B. Farmer, Public Work Administration. | Mrs. J. M. King, Federal Hous jing Administration. Mrs. J. A. Cooke and Mrs. T. P | Fowler, Tennessee Valley Author ity. Mrs. O. S. Godfrey, Federal Al cohol Control Administration. Mrs#E. L. Ketchie, Civilian Con servation Corps. Mrs. J. A. Hutchins and Mrs. W H. Womack, Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Mrs. Geo. Allen and Mrs. A. G. Blalock, Civil Works Administra tion. checks COLDS and FDVER first day Lipuid - Taclets I_j I I | Salve - Nose Headache; Drops ill Ho minute! [ HOLC Have Outing At Peeler’s Laki The personnel of the local stat 1 office of the Home Owners’ Loai Corporation, and incited 'friend enjoyed an outing, barbecue am 1 j brunswick stew at Peeler’s Lake oi Tuesday evening. 1 Those present were: Judge, and Mrs. P. S. Carltoi and son, Graham Carlton, Mrs. W C. Pickier, Miss Blanche Tyree 1 Miss Grace Smith, Miss Ceceli; Webb, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Aber nethy, Mr. and Mrs. C. Scot: 'Noble, Miss Agelma Ayres, Mis 'Kitty Pearce, Miss Lucille Lentz Miss Margaret Cline, Miss Malind. Little, Miss Jean Dunham, Mis | Lollie Dunham, Mrs. W. C. Maup iin, Jr., Miss Sara Wiley, Mis: 'Jean Moore, Miss Bessie Kidd, Mr j and Mrs. T. A. Bruns and hei | mother, Mrs. K. C. Bonitz, of Wil mington. I Miss Virginia Scarboro, Mis: | Emily Webb, Miss Nelle Webster Miss Dorothy Eaton, Mr. and Mrs 'Robert Harris, Mr. and Mrs. J jKeneth Pfohl, Jr., Miss Agne: Peterson, Miss Mary Evelyn Brad ley, Miss Margaret Barringer, Mis: | Mary Johnson, Mrs. Elizabeth Hen nessee, Miss Geneva Hall, Miss Irene Roberts, Miss Chloe Barger, Mrs Mozelle Rosser, Miss Elena Rea soner, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Up ) Messrs Jack Hice, A1 Carrier. .Bill Faison, Charles Curd, Var | Barker, J. Robert Carr, Donald Farshing, Bernard Phillips, Charles | Collier, Edward Shuping Brooks 'Sloan, Harold Safriet, J. LeGrande Everett, W. C. Austin, J. C. Crud up, H. V. Vullard, W. E. Fountz. Merriman Gregory and also Messrs, R. C. Wise, R. P. Bellinger and T I. Vickery from the regional office of the H. O. L. C. in Atlanta. | deaths] \ JULIUS S. BYERS j Funeral services for Julius S, J Byers, 72, who died here last Sat urday night, were held Monday j morning at the Lutheran church al lEufola in Iredell county. Foui idaughters survive: Mrs. J. L. Me iKinney and Mrs. C. A. Thomas oi ISalisbury, Mrs. L. G.,Poole of the .county and Mrs. W. G. Sechler oi 'Charlotte. A brother, Lewis Byers of Danville, Va., also sruvives. I - !mrs. victoria miller Following a fall from a bed at 'her home in Spencer four weeks jago, from which she sustained a ! broken hip, Mrs. Victoria Miller. 77, died shortly before noon Tues day in a local hospital where she had been a patient since the acci dent. Mrs. Miller, a natve of i Davidson county, was the widov jof the late Henderson M. Millet 'who died in 1888, a well-knowr J Confederate veteran. She is sur ivived by two daughters, Mrs. J. M Sink of Spencer, with whom sh< had made her home a number oi years; Mrs. J. E. Kenerly of Wins ton-Salem; four sons, all well known railroad men, Engineer J Q. Miller of Thomasville, Conduc tors Robert L. Miller and Guy Mil !ler of Spencer, and Conductor B C. Miller of Chicago. The funera took place at Spencer Baptist church Wednesday at 3:30. ! _ \ HENRY L. LYERLY j Henry L. Lyerly, 76, widely known retired farmer and merch ant of Granite Quarry, died at hi: home Tuesday. Funeral service; were held at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Christiana Lutherar church. His widow and five sons sur vive: C. H. and E. L. Lyerly whc are associated with him in running the mercantile establishment whicl was started in 1905; R. L. Lyerly I a member of the Rowan count) I board of education; J. L. and B IF. Lyerly, all of Granite Quarry. I They tell us not to jump at con j elusions, but if we didn’t jumj when we see the automobiles, wi should soon see the conclusion o: ; our lives. Page Shocked By ‘Road Slaughter : First Commission Chair [ man Puzzled Over In 1 crease In Accidents L -- Raleigh—Frank Page, first chair man of the state highway commis 1 sion is sickened at the slaughter on ■ the highways which in the main he > has built. 1 Mr. Page took the chairmanship under Governor Bickett and built many stretches but few long high ways. Fie retained the leadership 1 under Governor Morrison and Mc ' |Lean and a short while under Gov ernor Gardner before going to the (Wachovia Bank and Trust Comp | any. Nearly all of the intensive (Construction under bond issues were done by him. He was with the sys tem before its development. The I state issued $115,000,000 in build ing bonds while he was chairman. And he helped to spend many other millions of federal funds. But the killings seem to have outgrown the construction. "I read imy paper before breakfast and the highway accidents were appalling,”, Mr. Page said. There were deaths i all about him and maimings galore, j Some of them he knew. He cannot' j work it out, doesn’t understand! why there is such a murderous niuuu investing an me iiigii [Way, the papers write about it, the, citizens deplore it, the deaths come' j closer, the women weep over it, but, the killings increase. Mr. Page, of course, believes in more patrollings, better laws guard ing the drivers, better everything legally, but he does not count greatly on devices of law. He is astounded at the unimpressed pub lic which keeps on buying bigger 'and faster cars but does nothing to make the driving on the roads less a menace. i He was not moralizing, not speaking for publication, he was I just sitting in his office at the bank and reflecting sadly upon his own handiwork. He has been very hap py over that hand in the state* [development. His system is his darling. He will stand up and beat down in argument any man who says North Carolina did its road building in the wrong way. He will justify every dollar of every million spent. But when it comes to the i killings he is helpless. The driving I in North Carolina must be the ; craziest on the continent. This com monwealth undoubtedly has won the primacy in slaughter on the highways. Nelson Is Now Enemy No. 1 Washington. — Elimination of Charles "Pretty Boy” Floyd, South western bandit, by the blazing guns of federal officers have projected ; George "Baby Face” Nelson into the leadership of the nation’s pub lic enemies. Federal authorities predicted it : will not be long before the gov ernment catches up with Nelson. A price of $5,500 is now on his I head. The killing of Floyd and the ' capture of Adam ftichetti com pletes the roundup of the "trigger men” in the Kansas City Union Station massacre of more than a year ago when four officers and a prisoner were slain. Vernon Miller, another of the men who handled machine guns in the Kansas City tragedy, already has been slain. . I "Pretty Boy” was rated one of ! the country’s most dengerous | criminals next to the slain John Dillinger and Nelson. j STILL, IT WASN’T QUINTUP LETS "Triplets,” the nurse said, grin ning, After the manner of such. The father, his poor head spinning, Cried: "Oh, this is two too much!” Rural Mail Box Contest Being Conducted In N. C. Charlotte.—Interest in the rura mail box contest sponsored by thi State Highway Beautification com mittees of the Carolina Motor clul is increasing as the end of the com petition draws near. Early in the spring Struthers Burt, of Southeri Pines, chairman of the North Caro lina group, announced contests ir their respective states with prizes for the most artistic treatment of individual rural mail boxes and for the most practical improvement in appearance of groiip boxes. The contest will close December 1 and entries must be in the mail by midnight November 30. Pic tures should carry the name of en trant and signature of the rural carrier. All entries should be mail ed to Carolina Motor club head quarters *t Charlotte, N. C. Many attractive and artistic treatments are revealed in the en tries received to date. Rock ma sonry as a support for the box is vying with lattice effects in popu larity, while other box owners have created unique rustic settings. Brick has also been used very ef fectively and in most instances vines and flowers covering the sup ports and boxes have added to the I attractiveness of the receptacles. : In this connection to rural mail carriers will appreciate patrons us 1 ing vines and flowers that do not have thorns and Boston or English Ivy, Virginia Creeper or Vinca is recommended. The South Carolina State High way Department makes it a prac tice to paint rural mail box stan dards and keeps -chein”-ief tift con dition, which is an added factor towards safety on the highways as well as beautification. The rural mail box offers one of the finest opportunities for beautifying highways. It can be accomplished easily and inexpen sively. Government and state re quirements are very reasonable and easily understood. The Post Office Department’s sole requirement is that the box be located at the prop er height to be readily serviced by the carrier without leaving his ve hicle. They should, be placed suf ficient distance from the highway | so as to avoid being a traffic hazard [and on dirt roads the highway de partment ask that they be set well back of the ditch line. I —Buy in Salisbury— LADIES’ APPAREL —AT EFIRITS— Features Correct Styles, True Quality and Genuine Economy. LADIES’ SWEATER SETS Consists of slipover sweater in plaids and a coat sweater in solid colors to blend together. All wool $2.95 and $3.95 LADIES’ WOOL SUITS (Featuring all the leading styles in new rough woolens. Many colors including wine, green, turmeric, black, brown in smart mixtures. $16.50 LADIES’ BETTER SUITS Leading quality and style in the rough woolens. Included are some fur trim med models. Every wanted shade and mixture. ' $24.50 ROTHMOOR l SUITS Fine quality rough woolens tailored in the new mode. Varigated mixtures with new collar and sleeve effects. $34.50 LADIES’ SWEATERS 5 Lovely novelty knit sweaters in all wool texture. Wine, Mustard, Brown, Blue, Red and Green. $1.95 A lovely group of soft combed wool sweaters with short and long sleeves. All the new colors and fancy knit designs. 98c EFIRD’S DEPARTMENT STORE Salisbury, N. C. MUTT AND JEFF—Jeff May Be Short On Stature But He’s Long On “If”_ _ _ _ By BUD FISHER ! WesTERDA/, KING PIN m,oFBOWtANlA, | ! AWARDED THE FIRST PRIZE OF $K);000 ! TO MUTT FOR HAVING THE BEST STATUE j , OF THE KING ATTHE EXHIBITION - nuw Lis icn, jfcl-t-, we i didn't GET THE D0U6H 1 vet so stand still and BE PATIENT.1 TODAVTHE QUEEN IS COMING To _see MUST I STAND AERE ALLDAy AND WArr FoRTHAT OLD HEN TO ARRIVE?/ HER GRACIOUS HI6HNESS, THE QUEEH! 1 (OopjTifkt, l«Hk?» c rum ) Oreal Britain Bighta Baaarrad Trad. 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