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    The Carolina Watchman
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F<3U—DEP 1832~1>3RD _SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 23, 1934 VOL. 103 NO. 17 ~PRICE S CENTS
What Is Next?
G.O.P. Roots Still Deep
Stronger Blocs Loom
This And That News
Now that there has been time
to take a long breath and analyze
the election returns, political Wash
ington—and there isn’t anything
in Washington that isn’t political
_has resumed its favorite pastime,
which is guessing what is going to
come next. The three brain-teaser*
over which the sooth-sayers and
self-appointed prophets are puzzl
ing at the moment, are:
What will the Administration
try next in its effort to get work
ers off the relief rolls and the
wheels of business rolling full speed
again ?
Will the new Congress eat out
of the President’s hand like the old
one, or will it take the bit in its
teeth and jump over the traces?
What is there ahead for the Re
publican Party?
Curiously enough, the answers to
that last question are easier to guess
than the others. The man in the
street is saying that the Republican
party is dead. The same unthink
ing folk were saying the same thing
about the Democratic party in
1920—not to go any further back
—and again in 1924 and 1928
jBut the real students of politic;
point out that great politicial par
ties are not "killed” by one or twc
or even a dozen national defeats.
The wise ones are pointing oui
that, although only 28 of the 4/
millions of registered voters wen:
to the polls on November 6th, 11
millions of them voted the Repub
lican ticket pretty nearly straight
And there are plenty county ant
town boards that are still solidb
Republican. It is from local unit
that any national party derives it
strength. The roots of the Repub
lican part)' are still pretty deep it
the soil. It was only the uppei
branches, including a good man)
dead limbs, that were killed in the
Democratic landslides of 1932 and
looking Republican leadership
there are few tears being shed ovei
the defeat of Senator Reed it
Pennsylvania and of several othe:
members of the "Old Guard,” else
where. Their loss simplifies th
job of re-organizing the party.
The indications are that ther
will be stronger "blocs” than hav
ever been seen on Capitol Hill
urging inflation of the currency
government control of credit am
banking, wild universal pensioi
schemes (there are expected to b
10 million signatures on the peri
' tion for the adoption of the Town
send plan for giving ederybod;
■over 60 a pension of $200
month) immediate payment of th
veterans’ bonus, tax schemes of th
-"soak-the-rich” variety, and, o
course, projects for vastly greate
Government spending than hav
yet been dreamed of.
The President’s major task, poli
tical wiseacres predict, will be ti
-control this tendency to run wile
on the part of Congress. Report
credited here are that he would liki
to see Representative Sam Ray
burn of Texas in the Speaker’
chair vacated by the death o
Speaker Rainey. Mr. Rayburn i
regarded as a strong character ant
a sound politician. He was thi
(Continued on page four)
Junior Order
To Hold Past
Councilors Nitc
Winona Council number 18
will hold a past councilors night or
next Tuesday evening in their hall
in the Wright building on West
Innes street, and all members art
urged to be present.
An election and also nomination
of officers will be held at this time
and it is most important that a
large representation of the mem
bers of this council be present.
A supper will be served during
the evening, at the hut of the
Second Presbyterian church.
All members are ur^-d to be at
the hall as early as possible, not
later than seven-thirty and sooner
if possible, as it is desired to start
the meeting as early as possible, as
it is expected that several speeches
will be made by past councilors as
well as others.
Cars will be provided tp. trans
port those to the supper who do
not have cam.
C. Stott Noble
Appointed To
Memphis Post
Former Assistant Mana
ager Becomes Manager
Here
IS WELL KNOWN
i
Information was received from
Washington this week that Thomas
C. Abernethy of Lincolnton has
been appointed state manager for
the Home Owners’ Loan corpora
tion to succeed C. Stott Noble,
who has been appointed to the
managership of the regional office
just established at Memphis.
Mr. Abernethy, who formerly
lived in Lincolnton, has been in
Salisbury for the last year. Until
May, he was head of the committ
ment department of the Home
Owners’ Loan corporation in the
state. H. L. Selley of Washington
' appointed him deputy state man- j
^ ager and he was later made assist-1
ant state manager. No appoint-1
' ment of a successor to Mr. Aber- j
’ nethy has been made.
Mr. Abernethy’s home is in;
Cherryville, but the promotion j
means permanent residence in Sal
isbury. He is known well to the:
banking fraternity throughout,
North Carolina, particularly in the
western part of the state. j
He is ‘ a brother of Max Aberne- j
thy, chief clerk in the office of the j
secretary of state in Raleigh.
wasnington.— lhe board ot.dir-j
ectors of the Home Owners’ Loan ■
; corporation announced the pro
motion of C. Stott Noble to the
position of regional manager of
' the Memphis regional office of the
: corporation, organization of which
’ is now in progress,
j Mr. Noble formerly served the
corporation as special represent a
1 tive in the wholesale department
: and more recently as state manager
of North Carolina, and has a back
ground of 20 years experience in
the field of real estate and mortga
1 ge financing. The Memphis of
fice, as previously announced, will
[handle the servicing and collection
of loans in the states of Tennessee,
Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi,
Louisiana and Missouri. It will not
replace but will supplement and as
sist the work of the state and dis
f trict offices already in operation in
.this territory and represents a fur
’ ther step in the decentralization
plans of the corporation. Seven
similar offices have already been
established in Boston, New York,
Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Chi-1
cago and San Francisco.
T. C. Abernethy, of Cherry-!
: j ville, N. C., has been appointed
state manager of North Carolina
succeeding Mr. Noble and will as
sume his new duties immediately.
He is thoroughly equipped for
nis new position as he has been con
nected with the corporation for|
, more than a year, for. the past sev-;
eral months acting as assistant
manager in North Carolina. Pauli
M. Sherrill of Charlotte, formerly |
district appraiser at Charlotte, has
been appointed state appraiser sue- |
ceeding S. C. Clark, resigned.
In line with the board’s policy of i
selecting the regional p:rsonnelj
from among the trained employes,
of the corporation, Basil Stock-1
bridge, formerly a special represen
tative, has been appointed assistant
regional manager at Memphis, and
Anselm J. McLaurin, of Jackson,
Miss., state counsel for Mississippi,
has been promoted to Memphis
regional counsel.
COMMITS SUICIDE
After turning all the money re-11
ceived at his store this week overji
to his son and sending him on a'<
mission to ^Whaflt, Q JL Meldin,|j
40, well-knojtp ruat merchant ofp
near Wake-'^SNpestl^m'mkted sui
cide by shoeing hjjhsdf with -a. 3.2 jj
caliber pistol. Ji
Maurice Gets News Photo
[m
NEW YORK ... Maurice
Chevalier (above), French screen
star, has returned to American
shores. Upon arrival he showed
“ship news photographers” just
how to go about the job of getting
pictures.
NEWS
BRIEFS
OPPOSE CHANGES IN LIQUOR
LAWS
The North Carolina conference
of the Methodist Protestant church
in their 107th session at Greens
boro placed itself on record as op
posing repeal of the Turlington act
which governs the handling of
liquor in North Carolina.
GIRLS SLAIN, ONE RAVAGED
At Clifton Forge, Va., a hor
rible tragedy took place Sunday
when the 13 and 9 year old
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Hill were inveigled from home and
brutally slain. The older child,
Alice B., had been criminally at
tacked, and the younger, Ellen
Hill, was thought to have been kill
ed first, and had been dead 12
hours when found. Phillip Jones,
23, negro, was arrested and has
confessed to the crime. Two other
suspects are held, all having been
removed to Roanoke to avert
lynching.
RAPTTSTS RFFIFCT WATT.
Dr. Zeno Wall, of Shelby, was
reelected for his third consecutive
term as president of the North
Carolina Baptist Association at the
concluding session of the 104th
convention at New Bern Friday.
Election was unanimous. Named
to serve with Dr. Wall as vice
presidents were: W. B. Edwards
president of Chowan college; Rev.
J. Ben Eller, of Greensboro, and
Rev. R. E. Brickhouse of Warren
ton. Total registration for the
convention was 1,050, with a num
ber of unregistered delegates and
ather convention visitors.
DEATH TOLL 230 IN ISLAND
SALE
With at least 230 persons re
sorted dead and thousands home
less, the mid-week typhoon and
Flood that struck the Philippines
vas ranked tonight as one of the
slands’ worst disasters in many
rears.
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Local Bakery
Driver Injured!
_
Roy Deese, driver for Rabon’s'
>akery of this city was seriously!
lurt Monday shortly after noon!
vhen the truck he was operating
eft the highway near the Yadkin
•iver and went down a steep fill,
triking two telephone poles en
oute. Deese suffered internal
njuries and severe shock, it is re
wrted from the Rowan general,
wspital where he. was taken for*
reatment. |
Former Bank Official
Gets Light Sentence
Ralph Davis Gets Additional 60 Years For
Highway Robbery Here
In Superior court here Wednes
day afternoon, J. M. McCorkle,
former banker and prominent citi
zen entered a plea of nolo conten
dre on a charge of embezzlement'
cf $3 5,000, while executor of the
estate of the late Mrs. Frances K.j
Frecks, and was sentenced by Judge
Stack to serve not less than twoj
and one-half years, nor more than
five years in the state prison.
The sentence was made as light
Judge Stack stated as his con
science would allow him to make,
in view of the excellent reputation,
of the defendant in the past, andj
his advanced age, Mr. McCorkle’
being 65 years and in poor health.'
A large array of local citizens;
testifying as to the excellent char
acter of the defendant, who for
years was a leading and prominent
[citizen of the community, leading'
churchman, former member of the
city council and chairman of the
county school board.
It was nor disclosed at the trial
just where the funds went, and the
judge in questioning the witnesses
in an effort to find out, but it was
apparent that Mr, McCorkle did
jnot speculate or frade in stock
■market speculation* or real estate,
.and that he had always apparently
[lived within his means. The de
fendant did not take the stand.
Ralph Davis, who was sentenced
in Iredell cctanty la'st week to
thirty years for the murder of the
late Sheriff Kimball of that coun-1
ty, pleaded guilty in court here to
three holdups and three cases of
larceny and was given 60 years in
suspended sentences in state’s pri
son. The suspended sentences be
ing given to him upon the condi
tion that he serve out his thirty
years and be of good behavior, make
no attempt to escape and violate
no law.
Bill Rumple an accomplice of
Davis also drew a sentence of 10
years in the state prison.
Cal Brown, negro, plead guilty
to second degree murder of another
negro, George Coleman, September
30 at an ice cream festival in the
Barber section and Judge S’dack
sentenced him to 12 to 18 years in
the state prison at hard labor and
to wear stripes.
The report of the grand jury,
with L. C. Cauble, foreman show
ed the affairs of the county to be
in good condition, and commended
those in charge of the different de
partments for the excellent manner I
in which the affairs of .the mstituJ
tions of the counly are being con-j
ducted. j
i
Veteran Writes Of
! Terrible Winter In
| Prison At Salisbury!
Editor National Tribune: Here
are a few dates taken from my
! diary that may be of interest to
the comrades:
; Oct. 19, 1864.—Taken prisoner
at Cedar Creek, Va., near the home
of Thomas Mathews (formerly of
Massachusetts). The good wife of
Thomas gave us breakfast of bread
jand apple butter.
j Oct. 20.—We marched all last
| night. Got to New Market at 10
;o’clock; drew rations of flour and
i molasses. Stopped at Big Spring
overnight. Next day started at 6;
[marched thru Harrisonburg. Stop
ped above Mount Crawford. Rain
ed in the night.
Oct. 22.—We started at 2 and
went to Staunton, arriving at 10.
Went aboard train and started for
Richmond in open cars. Cold.
Arrived in Richmond at noon next
day near Libby Prison. Had john
nycake in Castle Thunder. Weather
cold; no covering. Johnnycake and
meat. Two meals in Castle Thund
er.
Oct. 25.—Left Richmond for
Salisbury, N. C. Arrived at Dan
ville 26th about 10 o’clock and
changed cars for Greensboro, N. C.
Stopped in the woods overnight.
Cold; no blankets. Not anything
to eat. Arrived at Salisbury 27th
at 3 o’clock. Raining hard; no
shelter. Nothing to eat.
Oct. 28.—Find myself prisoner
at Salisbury stockade, about eight
acres, inclosed with high board
fence. Guard on top with dead
houses and dealine within; many
without shelter. Rations very
small, consisting of bread about
size of biscuit, with about an ounce
of meat, once a day. Many days
without any food; many days no
water to drink.
Nov. 24.—Thanksgiving. We
went on one-quarter ration.
Nov. 25.—About noon the
prisoners made a break for freedom.
About 8 were killed and 5 0 or more
wounded. It was not a success.
This disturbance was caused on ac
count of meager rations.
Dec. 19.—Began to hold religi
ous meetings in prison. I didn’t;
know what denomination was lead- j
;ing until one night the comrade on;
| the ground next to me said to me: j
j "If you are a Catholic you can go!
out with us tomorrow. We Cath-i
;olics are going out.” f,
Dec. 23.—Three hundred Cath-j
!olics went out. Not being a Cath
jolic, I stayed in and was in prison']
juntil Feb. 22, 1865, when I was,j
with the others, released with two1]
j days’ ration of corn bread and raw;(
pork. We marched, or walked,j,
i about 10 miles, eating boxberryj
leaves and frozen turnips which ]
I we found on the route to Greens-1,
jboro. There we went aboard cars!
^or Goldsboro, where we were per-j^
Joled Feb. 28 and sent into our lines j
'at Wilmington.
Four thousand died that Winter .
in Salisbury; 12,174 died in one.
year, four times as many as were1,
killed at Gettysburg.—Marcus P. j
Russell, Co. K. 38 th Mass. i
—National Tribune, October 25,
1934.
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Rev. G. L. Whitley
To Speak Sunday l
First Pres. Church 2
_ 1
The Rev. G. L. Whitley, of
Roanoke, Va., will speak at a
stewardship conference Sunday,
Nov. 25, at the First Presbyterian
church.
The conference here will come *
at the morning service hour.
The conferences are held, undet
the auspices of the Stewardship
committee of the Presbyterian *
church. Mr. Whitley will tell how
his church was so greatly blessed
and how easily the church budget
was raised through the use of the *
tithe as a working principle. Mr.
Whitley is an interesting and force- J
ful speaker, and large numbers are
expected to hear him. All the g
churches in Concord Presbytery are n
urged to send delegations. The
public is cordially invited- n
German Queen of Vine
BERLIN . . . Down at Neustadt
Germany each Fall a “Festival of
the Vine’’ is held. Each season a
new queen is chosen. This year Fraa
lein Trade Knauber (above), was
fittingly crowned to rule over the
festivities.
GOOD
MORNING
.. , ,'V
NOT LIKE HER
Mrs. Woop had died, and da
wanted to put some sort of memoi
ial to her. ~fc stained-glass winder
in the local church being sugges!
ed, dad agreed, and left all ai
rangements in the hands of tl
minister.
At length the window arrivec
and was fitted into position, an
dad in an unusually excited fram
af mind, set out to view it.
The minister escorted the ol
:hap into the church, and, with
Flourish indicated the window
vhich depicted an angel.
"How do you like it?” said he
Dad gazed at it thoughtfully.
"No good,” he grunted.
"Why, what’s your objection?’
"It ain’t a bit like the old wo
nan.”
IEALIZATION
Bride (on honeymoon)—"Whj
lo you look so unhappy, Jim? Yot
mow that we are one now.”
Groom-—"Yes, dear, but judg
ng from the hotel bill I’ve just re
vived the manager seems to think
ve’re about half a dozen.”
.AZY POET TO HIS GIRL
fou’re a perfectly marvelous,
Wonderful gal
)itto, et cetera
And so forth, et al.
lush little drug store,
Don’t you cry—
’’ou’ll be a barroom
Bye-and-Bye!
Mrs. Bing: "They say the gov
rnment is going to control every
thing.”
Mrs. Sting: "Well, it’s going to
ave an awful time with that Jones
oy who lives next to us.”
IN ANGEL ON EARTH
et poets sing their lilting song
And gaily smite the lyre;
rive me the man who whistles
while
He’s putting on a tire.
fO WONDER
Rabe: "How is Walker?”
Holt: "Flat on his back.”
Rabe: "Why I saw him dancing
ith a dizzy blonde last night.”
Holt: "So did his wife.”
The dyspeptic can eat his cake
nd still feel that he has it.
UST PARTLY
Young Thing: "I have broken my
lasses. Will I' have to be exam
ed all over?”
Optician: "No only your eyes,
list.”
—
oiggest
Drive To
Be Made
j "»'« * t •
Treasury To Collect Rev
enue In Anti-Liquor
States
i -_..
| N. C. IN LIST
Washington.—The Treasury be
gan this week its biggest liquor en
jforcement drive since repeal of pro
hibition. Its goal was drying up of
20 States which still have anti
liquor laws.
The program involved rigid col
lections of Federal taxes in a round
up of thousands of liquor dealers
in dry States who have not paid
their excise duties in full.
In this manner the Government,
it was learned, expects to obtain
new revenue and aid dry States in
■ driving out illicit sales of liquor.
Lists of names of suspected per
sons in the dry areas have been
[forwarded to local Internal Reve
nue collectors, with orders to col
lect taxes or to seek jail sentences.
The drive is being pushed under
a 1926 statute, which previously
^ had not been rigidly enforced. It
j provides that retail liquor dealers
Federal excise tax if they are sell
ing in violation of local or State
liquor laws.
In addition retail dealers must
[ pay a $25 annual occupational tax.
i1 Internal 'Revenue r.uthorities
e have been investigating the situa
tion for several months, it was
l learned, and the campaign was ord
t ered by the Treasury.
; Officials admitted that the board
provisions of the act might be ap
plied to wet States for technical
violations, but said that enforce
ment facilities are too limited to
■ undertake that now.
Recently the Government helped
dry States by supplying State au
thorities with names of retail deal
ers taking out the $2 5 retail li
cense.
I "We regard the fact that pay
ment of a $25 occupational tax in
dry States is prima facie evidence
that the $ 1,000 tax assessment is
due because liquor is being sold in
violation of the local laws. Of
course, drug stores and other simi
lar exceptions do not fall within
this,” a high Treasury official said.
Several States in the Treasury’s
dry list voted repeal in the recent
election, but officials said that un
til' the liquor laws actually become
effective they will be treated in
f mniTA _ J_
! States.
j The following list, which also in
cludes drug stores, shows the
States and the number of retail
dealers in each classified in the
Treasury dry column.
Alabama, 4?7; Arkansas, 619;
Florida, 1,382; Georgia, 332; Idaho,
761; Kansas, 477; Kentucky, 1,
709; Maine, 6; Mississippi, 5 30;
Nebraska, 1,518; North Carolina,
238; North Dakota, 128; Okla
homa, 1,498; South Carolina, 573;
South Dakota, 420; Tennessee,
176; Texas, 4,331; Utah, 496;
West Virginia, 567; Wyoming,
835.
HUEY LONG FOR PRESIDENT
Huey Long, the well-known
Kingfish of Louisiana, is grooming
j himself\ to run for president a
[gainst Mr. Roosevelt in 1936 on a
(third party ticket. Huey thinks'
! the President can not retain his
present popularity over two years,
and that he himself is the sort of
dictator the country needs.
They claim that "pull” is neces
sary for success, but many sales
men will say they have had a tre
mendous pull on the doorbell with
out its bringing any great results!
    

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