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The Carolina Watchman 1=5;
- __ A newspaper devoted to the upbuilding of rowan county
FOUNDED 1832 104TH yfar ~r"" 1 1 ---—
- AR_ SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25, 193 5 VOL. 104 NO. 13 PRICE 2 CENTS
Nothing since the adjournment
of Congress has stirred up so much
Kal interest in Washington as the
fact that Col. Louis McHenry
Howe, Chief of the White House
Secretariat, has so far recovered
from his long illness that he was
able to give an extended interview
on politics at the Naval Hospital
the other day. Col. Howe has been
for more than 20 years Mr. Roose
velt’s closest friend and chief po
litical mentor. Those who are most
familiar with the President’s rise
from State Assemblyman to the
White House, give Col. Howe
much credit for the political strat
egy by which those steps were
For more than a year Col. Howe
has been so ill that he had to stay
under an oxygen tent in his bed
at the White House. He was lately
removed to the Nfaval Hospital
and is still a very sick man, but
he talked about politics the other
day in a way that indicates that
his mind is functioning along po
litical lines as clearly as ever.
Campaign of Policies
Col. Howe’s view is that the
Presidential campaign of 1936 will
be fought on questions of policies
rather than of personalities. The
real issue, as he sees it, will be
whether the efforts of the Admin
istration to protect the liberties and
the rights of the "little fellows”
have been wise and effective.
The veteran political adviser to
the President believes that the mass
of voters is taking a greater inter
est in Government than ever be
fore, and that the issues of the
next campaign will be determined
by the people rather than by po
litical leaders. He gave it as his
opinion that the Opposition is a
little too eager and somewhat pre
mature in its efforts to determine
the issues so far in advance of the
Borah and I eddy
Of almost equal interest was
the exchange * of views between
Senator Borah of Idaho and Col.
Theodore Roosevelt of New York.
Senator Borah suggested that the
main issue of the Republican cam
paign next year might well be
based upon the "Trust Busting”
policy for which President Theo
dore Roosevelt stood so firmly.
To this, "Young Teddy” took
exception. Without questioning the
importance of the anti-monopoly
issue of his distinguished father,
he did not agree that it would be
the major issue of the campaign.
He thought the Republicans could
get farther by attacking waste and
extravagance under the present ad
Senator Borah is, as always, a
bit of an enigma. Every poll of
Republican voters that has been
taken on Presidential preferences
continues to show the veteran
statesman from Idaho away in the
lead. Yet there is a very decided
belief in all political quarters that
he will not be the Republican nom
inee. Whatever he has to say about
the party platform, however, will
have a great deal of influence.
Much the same is true of for
mer President Hoover. Whether
or not Mr. Hoover desires a re
nomination, evidence accumulates
that he is setting up a propaganda
machine for the purpose of spread
ing his own views on issues and
candidates before the people.
New Consumer Division
The latest effort of the Admin
istration to bring the Government
into closer touch with the people
is the establishment of a “Con
sumer’s Division,” the purpose of
which is to aid the buying public
to get more for its money. Mrs,
Emily Newell Blair of Missouri it
at the head of it. The official title
is the Directors’ Council. Its pur
pose, announced by Walter K
Hamilton, Adviser to the Presi
dent on Consumer Problems, is tc
devise ways of giving expert per
sonal advice, to stimulate interest
in the problems of the consumet
and find ways and means to in
duce larger and more economica
produc^on of tfceful goods anc
betterment of the American stand
ard of living.
Plans are being worked out foi
the consolidation of all the variou:
bureaus having to do with home
building into one compact and
Income Of N. C. Farmers Doubled In 1934
LEGION PLANS GALA EVENT
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Pigskin Contest, Public
Speaking, Dinner And
Dance Are Highlights
BIG PARADE 10 A. M.
Plans are under way for a mam
moth celebration here on Armistice
Day, Monday, November 11th. It
will be sponsored by the local post
of the American Legion.
Highlights of the occasion fol
2. Speech: Quay D. Hood, Dict
rict Commander, South Carolina
Department of the Legion.
3. Barbecue Dinner.
4. Football game, Salisbury and
The last celebration held here
was in 1931 when the district posts
participated. The district celebra
tion was discontinued this year.
The 46th annual western N. C.
conference of the Methodist Epis
copal church south, held its open
ing session yesterday morning at
9:30 o’clock at the First Metho
dist church, Salisbury, with a large
number of pastors and lay dele
gates in attendance.
Conference will be in session
until Monday morning, Oct. 28,
at which time the reading of the
appointments for the coming year
will be read by Bishop Paul B.
Kern, of Greensboro, who will
preside over all the sessions.
The conference met in Salisbury
last in 1920, and representative
leaders of the city welcome them
here again this year. There is wide
spread interest throughout the city
Raleigh.—Stacey W. Wade, sec
retary of state, issued a charter to
Collins Durax Company, Inc., of
Salisbury, which will own and op
erate mines and deal in stone and
granite under $50,000 authorized
capital with $3 00 stock subscribed
by George R. Collins, Emelie S.
Collins and Jessie V. Edwards, all
RIGHT AND WRONG
He was right, dead right,
As he sped along,
But he’s just as dead
As if he’d been wrong.
INCREASING THE POPULA
Teacher: "Robert, why weren’t
you in school yesterday?”
Robert: "Mother was sick.”
Teacher (fearing something in
fectious) : "Dear me. What’s the
matter with her? What does the
doctor say it is.”
Robert: "He says it’s a boy.”
"I can’t understand how some
things get their names,” declared
the critical boarder.
"Just what do you mean? I’ll
bite,” said the star boarder.
"Well,” the comedian went oft,
"take this strawberry shortcake for
instance. If they had called it
shortberry strawcake I could have
seen the point.” .
HAD BEEN THERE BEFORE
The young man carefully re
moved two cigars from his upper
pocket and placed them on ths
table. Then he opened his arms.
But the young girl did not rush
into them. "You,” she said cooly.
"have loved before.”
REAL DAUGHTER OF REV
"I’m a daughter of the Revolu
tion,” proudly stated a handsome
ly dressed and important looking
woman at a meeting in Washing
"I’m a daughter of 23 ol
them,” returned a woman who had
just escaped from Mexico.
An old lady was being showr
over a submarine for the first
After inspecting the interior ol
the vessel she came out on deck
and noticed the long gun.
"And doesn’t that cannon get
awfully wet when you submerge?’
she asked her guide, a Cockne)
"Lord luv yer, mum, no,” h<
replied. "When we submerge, twc
sailors are told to hold umbrella:
WANTED FULL DETAILS
"Here,” said the sightseeing
guide, "was fired the shot hearc
around the world!”
But the studious young mar
fresh from college was far frorr
"Is the specific consumption ol
time required for the reverberatior
of the trajectory to circumnavigats
the terrestrial sphere also withir
the scope of your knowledge?’1
"Do you think this beard make:
me look distinguished?”
"It makes you look distinguish
ed, all right, but you’d better sta)
away from the country or some
body’ll run over you with a ha)
| Dust Flies on Florida’s Deep-Sea Canal ~|
OCALA, Fla. . . Hundreds of mule-drawn scrapers are biting into
Florida soil, digging the path which will be a sea-going ship canal across the
state, joining the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic Ocean and thus taking
coastwise ships out of the hurricane zone around the keys.
Woman rails- Into Well,
Comes Up With Baby Son
Sanford.—A fine boy baby,
weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces made
a most unusual entrance into this
world on Tuesday afternoon, ac
cording to stories circulated here.
His mother, Mrs. Alton Jordan,
who lives near Gulf, went out to
the well in the yard of her home
to draw water. Becoming fhint,
she fell into the well, in which it
is alleged that there was 10 feet
of water. »
Being attracted by Che cries of
the children, the frantic husband,
as quickly as possible, pulled up
the mother who had a new baby
son along with her.
Both, shivering with cold and
drenching wet, we f, rushed to
Lee county hospital, where reports
say the boy is a fine healthy little
fellow, and that the mother is do
And Mr. Jordan, the proud fa
ther, is receiving congratulations
and is being assured that the
youngster, who made such a dra
matic appearance, is destined for
To Owe $1166
The National Government debt
at the end of President Roosevelt’s
Administration next year will be
thirty-five billion dollars, accord
ing to the estimates of Washing
There are thirty million fami
lies in the United States, accord
ing to the latest estimates of the
United States Bureau of the Cen
This would leave an average
debt of $1,166.66 per family.
The national debt now is said
to be about twenty-eight billion
This is the highest debt in the
history of the country.
During the World War the na
tional debt was about twenty-six
Virginia Dairy Queen j
RICHMOND, Va.... Miss Rebecca
Rice of Fairfax County (above),
was the queen selected to rule over
the Fifth Annual Piedmont Dairy
Festival and its feature pageant.
SCOTLAND COUNTY RESI
DENT ESCAPES IN HIS 13TH
well known young man of Gib
ion, Scotland county, has just fig
ured in his 13 th motor vehicle
wreck, according to reliable in
He has been more or less ser
iously injured before but in the
13 th he was the only one of four
men to escape without a scratch.
This time Van LeRoy Teal was
fatally injured, Cleveland Mudd
injured, and John Bethea, a negro
RAILWAYS REDUCE RATES
Tallahassee, Fla.—The State rail
road commission announced that
nine railroads operating in Flori
da had reduced their rates approx
mately 15 per cent on interstate
traffic to meet truck competition.
Main Street To Don Bright Lights
JDngnt nghts on Main Street and
That is the plan of local mer
chants for the holiday season.
Meeting in informal session, a
group of local merchants met
Wednesday to map out plans for
T. M. Van Poole, representative
of the Duke Power Company, was
requested to obtain and submit
A steering committee composed
of Victor Yost, Richard Dopkins
and Irvin Lampert was named to
work out details of the matter.
DIVORCES WIFE WHO
TAUGHT THEIR CHILDREN
Los Angeles.—Charging his wife
taught their children to steal,
L. O. Livernash, high school tea
cher, was granted a divorce from
Mrs. Gladys F. Livernash. She of
fered no defense.
He was awarded custody of four
children. A fifth, Mrs. Irene Gough
18, testified that when she was
13 her mother urged her to steal
from a store.
Watch For The
Remember last week we promis
ed you more details about the com
ing of America’s Darling? Well,
the date is to be November 1 and
the place a couple of steps from
the Empire Hotel, on South Main
If you are still curious, look for
the full details to appear in the
columns of next week’s Watch
U. S. WILL INCREASE HELP
Washington.—The Federal Gov
ernment proposes to give part-time
pay to 9,5 00 more college students
this semester than last.
State allotments, up to a max
imum of 12 per cent of each in
stitution’s enrollment, included:
North Carolina: Institution^,
64; students, 2,795; monthly
South Carolina: Institutions, 34;
students, 1,291; monthly 'grant,
GREENSBORO MAN HEADS
N C UROLOGICAL GROUP
Dr. Fred Patterson of Greensbo
ro was elected president of the N.
C. Urological association at the
close of the sixth annual meeting
here. He succeeds Dr. C. O. De
laney of Winston-Salem.
Other officers elected were Dr.
Raymond Thompson of Charlotte,
vice president; Dr. Frank Ellis of
Salisbury, secretary and treasurer.
The meeting closed with a
banquet at which Dr. Lawrence P.
Price of Richmond, Va., was the
main speaker on a scientific sub
The next convention will be held
at a place to be decided later.
BOY KILLED WHEN SHOT
GUN IS ACCIDENTALLY DIS
While several small negro boys
were planning to go hunting in
Franklin township Saturday, a
shotgun accidentally discharged
and killed George Barnhardt, 12,
blowing the top of his head off.
THIRD SET OF TWINS IS
BORN TO N. Y. MOTHER
Washingtonville, N. Y.—Mrs. Ma
ry Tolosky, 38, gave birth to her
third set of identical twins.
Dr. W. W. Davis, who deliver
ed the twin boys at Goshen Hos
pital, said he believed Mrs. Tolo
sky’s record was "most unusual.”
She is the mother also of twin
boys now 14 years old and twin
girls five years old.
Mrs. Tolosky also has three oth
er children, one 17, o^e 12, and
another seven years old.
Her husband, Michael Tolosky,
is a farmer.
HALIFAX MAN HAS U. S.
CHECK FOR lc
Weldon.—Carl Gibson, of Hali
fax county, who resides near here,
has in his possession a United States
postoffice check for 1 cent which
was issued to his father. S. L. Gib
son, August 17, 1893.
At the time the check was is
sued Mr. Gibson’s father was post
master at Romela, a small village
near here. The postoffice depart
ment abolished this office and after
the check up 1 cent, which was
due Mr. Gibson, was returned to
him by check. Recently Carl Gib
son hais learned.', that tjhere jsvas
only one other check of this na
ture issued that year in the Uni
ted States. The checks are believed
to be of large monetary value.
TRIAL RECESSED WHEN
FOREMAN BECOMES ILL
Spartanburg, S. C.—Trial of C.
M. Marsh, Spartanburg city police
man, on a charge of murder in
the shooting of Benson B. Page
at his home here August 7 was
recessed when J. H. Barnett, fore
man of the trial jury, suddenly be
CALLS FOR PRECAUTION
TO PREVENT WOOD FIRES
Raleigh.—Calling attention to
the extreme dryness of the fields
and forests of North Carolina, Jno.
D. Chalk, State game and inland
fisheries commissioner, issued an
appeal for hunters and fishermen
to exercise every precaution in
preventing forest fires.
RECKLESS DRIVING QOST
Fligh Point.—Judge Lewis Tea
gue gave a warning in High Point
court Monday that the price of
reckless driving is going up. This
notice came during the hearing of
a case of passing a car on a curve,
which was dismissed with paypient
"Just keep on getting them,”
Judge Teague told the members of
the highway patrol. "I am going
to see that the price goes up.”
Figures On 12 Money
Crops Indicate Slight
Drop In Production,
But More Cash
Raleigh.—North Carolina’s 12.
leading money crops netted farm
ers in the state a total of $353,
445,682 in 1934, a gain of al
most 100 per cent over 1933, and
indications based on price trends
of early 1935 are for a further in
crease this year.
The figures were shown in sta
tistics compiled for the North Ca
rolina Farm Forecaster, publication
of the State Department of Agri
culture. A review of agriculture
for 1934 showed North Carolina
had 11 crops exceeding the mil
lion-dollar mark and a twelfth
crop only a few thousand dollars
short of that total.
The forecaster Estimated total
production of a majority of lead
ing crops in North Carolina will
be below that of 1934, but if pri
ces continue improvement mani
fested last year and early in 1935
the state’s total farm income
should be virtually as much, if
not more, than in 1934.
»T*1 V’ 1 1 O.
x nc x wiup report
ing service, through which the
figures are obtained, estimated de- \
creased production in corn, cotton, "*»
Irish potatoes, wheat, oats and
sweet potatoes. A slight increase
was expected for tame hay with
a slight drop in peanut production.
Tobacco was the only crop for
which a substantial increase was
noted. No estimates were given
for cowpeas and soy beans.
Chances for the state exceeding
its 1934 total crop income rested
largely on the price of tobacco,
figures indicated. Through Septem
ber, the crop reporting service’s
official report showed, tobacco pro
ducers had taken in something
more than $40,000,000 for the 39
per cent of the crop sold at prices
far down in comparison with 1934
levels to October 1.
Improvement in price coupled
with the fact that 60 per cent of
the crop remained to be sold after
October 1 indicated the possible
increase for this year.
With no further increase in price
averages, it was indicated the crop
would bring in excess of $100,
000,000. The 1934 income from
tobacco was $116,049,00$, the
largest of any crop in the state.
In regard to the two other "big
money” crops, the forecaster esti
mated a production of 4$,904,000
bushels of corn, a decrease of about
2,400,000 bushels undej 1934 but
rising prices again were expected
to counteract the loss in produc
was only 16,000 bales, leaving the
production figure at 613,000 bales
for the state in 1935.
Corn last year netted $38,540,
000 to growers, while cotton
brought in $37,606,799.
Other ranking crops in 1934, in
order of amount they brought pro
ducers, were listed as follows:
tame hay, $12,293,736; peanuts,
$8,169,922; Irish potatoes, $6,
764,006; sweet potatoes, $6,617,
450; wheat, $5,794,287; oats, $3,
607,250; soybeans, $3,349,271;
cowpeas, $2,5 57,199; and rye,
The state ranked third in the
nation in valve of all crops in
1934, being exceeded only by Tex
as and California.
For the current year, the fore
caster indicated, soybeans and cow
peas cannot be estimated either as
to production or price due to their
complicated planting systems.
Wheat, although under govern
ment control, is difficult to esti
mate from the income standpoint,
because of the condition of world
markets which is such that price*