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RUTH . . . bride
I doubt if there is anybody who
knows William Jennings Bryan’s
daughter Ruth who does not ad
mire her. I have known her for
years. She was a little girl of ten
when I first knew her father and
It is difficult to determine
whether to admire most her mag
netic personality which she in
herited from her famous father, or
her unquestionably high intellectual
qualitiies. I am glad that she will
not have to give up her American
citizenship by reason of her mar
riage the other day to Captain Boe
rge Rohde of Denmark, a member
of King Christian’s personal staff.
Ruth led the fight in Congress for
the law which permits American
women to remain American citizens
even though married to foreigners.
(Her former husband, the late Cap
tain Reginald Owen, was an Eng
lishman, and for a time she was a
British subject because she was his
I am sure that everybody agrees
with me in wishing happiness to
the American Minister to Denmark
in her married life.
SAM . . . officiated
I went to Sam Shoemaker’s
church in New York the day after
he had conducted the marriage cere
mony, for Ruth Bryan at Hdye
Park. We talked about the wed
"It was hot enough to roast a
goose in that church,” Sam Shoe
maker said, "but isn’t Ruth a grand
person? I liked the bridegrqom,
Sam Shoemaker is rector of Cal
vary Episcopal Church in New
York, which is the American head
quarters of the Oxford
to suggest now
goes to New York would be inter
ested to drop in at Calvary
any Sunday evening, when there is
always an Oxford Group meeting.
It seems to me like the livest reli
gious movement of our time.
"BILL . . . will make good
Exerybody who knows him well
calls him "Bill.” I’m speaking of
Williams Phillips, the new Ameri
can Ambassador to Italy.
Bill Phillips is one of the finest
examples of "career men” in the
service of the United States. He
doesn’t have to work for a living,
but went into Government service
as a patriotic duty, and found that
he had a talent for diplomacy. I
first knew him when he was Assis
tant Secretary of State during the
World War. Before that he had
been in the foreign service, in Eng
land and China. Since then he has
been U. S. Minister to the Nether
lands, to Belgium and to Canada,
and Undersecretary of State.
He’s stepping now into one of
the most touchy and difficult dip
lomatic posts in the world. But his
friends who call him "Bill” know
that he’ll make good.J
Will Evacuate
Americans To
Safety /? It
Is Ne/ssary
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Repc / Bloody Battle
Wagvd in Front Of
Precautionary Measure
Government Claims Suc
cesses Against Rebels
In Several Import
ant Cities.
Washington.—Anxious for the
safety of 1,582 Americans in
bloody Spain, the United States
government Tuesday night direct
ed two warships to move imme
diately into Spanish waters to eva
cuate this country’s citizens if nec
The action was decided upon by
Secretary Hull after a lengthy con
ference with Admiral William H.
Standley, acting Secretary of the
Navy, who issued orders diverting
the two ships. *
iney are tbe battleship Okla
homa, now at Cherbourg, France,
as a unit in the midshipmen's train
ing squadron, and the U. S. S. .
Quincy, the navy’s newest 10,000
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" ~a->y»-me»juxes 'w’ere
decided upon despite diplomatic re
ports pouring in upon the State
department which carried no word
of injury to Americans during the
recent days of strife.
The same reports, however, told
of a bloody battle Monday between
government and rebel forces in
front of the American consulate at
Kgo; of the 'hoisting of American
flags over United States buildings
in Madrid as a safety measure; and
of British war vessels standing by
at two Spanish ports to aid British
and American nationals if neces
sary. It was noted also that some
towns at which Americans are re
siding had not yet been heard from
in diplomatic dispatches.
The State department’s announ
cement of the dispatch of the war
vessels said:
"All reports from the embassy
and from consular officers in Spain
indicate that American citizens in
that country are safe.”
U. S. Revenue Highest Since 1921
Taken In Taxes
Last Fiscal Year
All Categories of Taxa
tion Show Increases,
But Biggest Gain Is In
Washington.—A comparison of
treasury records revealed that gov
ernment revenue for the fiscal year
just dosed were the largest for any
year since 1921.
At thse same time, a breakdown
of receipts for the year showed
the income tax trending back to
ward its once dominant position as
the source of most of the govern
ment’s income.
Total Federal revenues from all
taxation sources were $3,520,000,
000 for the fiscal year. Not since
1921, when they totalled $4,595,
000,000 have they been higher.
For that 15-year period, moreover,
1935 was second highest, with re
venue totaling $3,299,000,000.
In 1929, income tax receipts
provided 79.4 per cent of the gov
ernment’s revenues. The next year
the ratio dropped to 78.5, then to
76.6 in 1932 it fell to 67.7 per
*at; in 1933 to 46 per cent and
n 1934 it reached a bottom of
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lore. The fiscal year 1955 saw it *
ise to 33.5 per cent, and that trend
was continued by the figures for
:he fiscal year just closed which
placed the percentage at 40.5.
Two reasons were assigned for
the depression years’ drop in that
percentage. The obvious one of
rapidly shrinking incomes, and a
second in the fact that to make up
for this loss in revenues, numerous
excise taxes were imposed, together
with repeal and taxes on liquor.
As compared with 1935, all cate
gories of taxation, income, liquor
taxes and miscellaneous taxes
showed increases, but the biggest
gain was in income taxes. They
jumped $322,000,000 from $1,
105,000,000 to $1,427,000,000,
liquor taxes gained $94,000,000
from $411,000,000 to $505,000,
000 and miscellaneous taxes rose
$259,000,000 from $1,256,000,
000 to $1,515,000,000.
For the fact that 1936 produced
a 15 -year record in government
receipts, several causes were given
notably the fact that an increasing
national income has encountered
tax rates at levels seldom ap
proached within that period and
that more items and activities are
subject to taxation at any time in
those years.
Laurinburg Negro Foots
Bills For three ‘Wives’
Laurinburg.—They did not know
whether it was bonus money or not.
But, according to a local merch
ant, a negro woman entered the
store and selected a dress. “Put it
away,” she said, "and my husband
will come for it and pay.”
Later the same day another ne
gro woman came in and selected a
dress. "Put it away,” she said. "My
husband will come for it and pay.”
Later the same day still another
negro woman bargained for a dress
with the same "put it away, my
husband will come and pay,” in
Later the same day a negro man
appeared, paid for all three dresses
and went his way—with all three
Surry County farmers are inter
ested in breeding their own work
stock, and have been looking for a
good jack to be purchased cooper
Faces Radio Libel
(above), radio commentator, has
been named by Governor Hoffman
in a $100,000 libel suit, alleging
that on April 1st, Mr Carter said
“Gov. Hoffman knew of the "Wen
del kidnapping” which was in
volved in the Hauptmann execu
• Buy In "Greater Salisbury”.
| Ruth Bryan Owen Weds Capt. Boerge Rhode
HYDE PARK, N. Y. . • . With President and Mrs. Roosevelt as
gnests, Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen. U S. Minister to Denmark and daugh
ter of the late Wm. Jennings Bryan, was married here to Captain Boerge
Rhode, of the Royal Life Guards of Kirig Christian X of Denmark.
Photo shows the bride and groom leaving the church.
N. C. Rum Shops Report
$2,745,024 Gross Sales
Raleigh.—Total gross sales of
liqtior stores in 18 North Carolina
tovnties aggregated $2,745,024.45
:>x, the revenue department re
The stores were legalized in 17
counties and two townships in
Moore county last year.
New Hanover county led in
gross sales, with $329,644. Greene
county reported the least sales,
Sales reported by the other
counties for the period were: Pas
quotank, $87,736.63; Carteret,
$$3,920.31; Craven, $73,340.52;
Onslow, $46,373.68; Pitt, $211,
897.89; Martin, $97,587.40; Beau
fort, $106,960.48; Halifax, $238,
484.05; Franklin, $45,569.56; Wil
son, $273,912.33; Edgecombe,
$279,998.88; Warren, $61,054.20;
and Moore, $167,436.65.
A decline in revenue during
April, May and June was attribut
ed to seasonal habits. The total
sales prior to March 31 were $2,
066,941, in April they were $266,
997, in May $225,109 and in June
124 Insane Are
Confined in N. C.
Jails During May
Raleigh.—R. Eugene Brown,
director of the division of institu
tions and corrections, said in his
monthly report that 124 insane
persons were confined in North
Carolina jails during May.
The report, covering 75 jails,
showed four of the 124 were un
der 20 years old. Ninety-five chil
dren under 16 years old were con
fined in the jails sometime during
the month. Thirty-four were
white boys, five white girls, 54
negro boys and two negro girls.
The State’s $900,000 building
program at the State hospitals,
Brown said is "progressing rapid
State Fire Body
Meets Aug. 10
In Durham
Raleigh.—Fire Chief W. E. iHol
land announces 1,200 to 1,500 de
legates were expected to gather on
August 10 to 13 for the annual
convention of the North Carolina
Fire association.
E>r. W. S. Long of Graham is
^president of the association.
Unprecedented Flourish
Of Buying Reported at
High Point Exposition
High Point.—After shattering
all opening day attendance records
Monday, the mid-summer Southern
Furniture and Rug market experi
enced a flourish of buying such as
has never before been witnessed so
early in a summer show.
More business was done Monday
and Tuesday than has ever been
done during the first two days 'cf
a market here, a survey in the
southern Furniture exposition build
ing revealed.
Exhibitors were especially glee
ful over the comparatively large
volume of higher-priced merchan
dise that is being bought. There
is no indication of an unexpected
boom in the market, but the sell
ing is steady at slightly higher
prices caused by increased produc
tion costs.
Fourteen States were represented
by the 520 buyers present.
Frick Is Named
Division Engineer
Of WPA Unit
Joe G. Frick, who has been as
sociated with WPA here since its
inception, has been named division
engineer of the organization of this
district embracing four counties to
succeed H. P. Tsumas who resigned
to accept a post with a Statesville
engineering firm on July 18.
Mr. Frick’s home is in Granite
$1,000 Cargo Of
Liquor Hijacked
From Sheriff
Morganton.—A liquor cargo
seized by Sheriff Fred W. Ross was
hi-jacked from his garage while
the officer and his family were as
leep in their nearby residence.
• Watchman Classified Ads are
Profit Producers.
To Investigate
Rowan Voting
Second Hearing of Alleg
ed Irregularities Sche
duled For Saturday.
A second hearing to investigate
challenges on absentee voting in
Rowan county during the second
primary has been called for Satur
day at 2 p. m. at the courthouse
here by W. C. Coughenour, chair
man. of the county board of elec
tions, following a letter from the
State Board of Elections received by
Mr. Coughenour asking that such
a hearing be held.
"Insofar as I know, the same set
of; facts and affidavits will be pre
sented as were at the first hearing,”
Mr. Coughenour stated.
The challenges were by represen
tatives of the county McDonald
supporters and the board of elec
tions failed to uphold any of the
27,948 Inmates
Handled By N. C.
Prisons In Year
Raleigh.—The State Penal div
ision reported it handled 27,948
prisoners last year, a gam of 27$
over the 27,473 handled in 193 v
There were 19,$ 91 admissions,
including 6,37$ 30-day prisoners.
Releases for various reasons totaled
19,280, compared with 17,320 in
Patrolman R. K.
Johnston Resigns
Patrolman, R. K. Johnston, city
policeman, has resigned his position
with the force effective August
first to accept an appointment as
substitute carrier at the Salisbury
The appointment follows the en
actment of a law by the last dbn
gres? which authorized the naming
of one regular substitute carrier or
clerk for each six or fraction of six
regular clerks or carriers.
Mr. Johnston has had a good re
cord with the police force of this
city, discharging his duties faith
1936 Is Rated I
2nd In Toll Of
Heat Wavss
Chicago.—Even with its total
close to 4,600, 1936 ranks second
in deaths from excessive heat,
statisticians of the National Safety
council said.
The heaviest loss of life from
this source occured during the hot
summer of 1911 when 5,016 fata
lities were ascribed to heat.
During the torrid, dry year of
1934, U. S. census bureau figured
the total was 3,250.
Laurinburg Area
Ships 25 Cars of
Laurinburg.—Twenty-five cans
of watermelons, according to buy
ers, moved Monday night, toward
northern markets from the terri
tory known as the "Laurinburg dis
trict,” in the season’s first import
ant movement from this part of
the State.
The melons averaged in weight
from 26 to 36 pounds, ranging in
price from $150 to rare sales of
$225 per car.
Troy Attorney
Named Judge
Frank Marshall Arms
strong, 35 Years Old,
Appointed to Succeed
Late Judge Oglesby.
Raleigh.—Frank Marshall Arm
strong, 3J-yean»old Montgomery
county lawyer, Tuesday became re
sident superior court jurist of the
13th judicial district by appoint
ment of Governor Ehringhaus to
succeed the late Judge John M.
Oglesby of Concord.
Armstrong was the choice of the
district’s Democratic executive
committee and will be the party’s
nominee in the November election.
He serves by appointment until the
voting, when he will be the candi
date for the six-year unexpired
term of Judge Oglesby.
The new jurist will hold his first
court in Ashe county, starting a
two weeks’ civil term Monday, it
was announced at the Governor’s
A . •
xx native ui lvivnvgumcry county,
near Troy. Armstrong was born'
September 9, 1900, and is one of
the youngest men ever to become a
superior court judge in the State.
He was the fourth judge appointed
by Governor Ehringhaus.
To Name Four
‘Master Farmers9
On July 29th
College Station, Raleigh.—The
award "Master Farmer of North
Carolina” will be given four out
standing Tar Heel farmers on Wed
nesday, July 29, of Farm and Home
Week at State college.
The awards will be presented by
Dr. Clarence Poe, editor of the
Progressive Farmer, who will ex
plain why the four farmers were
selected, and present an analysis of
the things which have made them
From each of the four extension
service districts of the State—
Northwestern Southewestern, and
Northeastern, and Southeastern—
a farmer is being selected for the
award on a basis of outstanding
work done and unusual success in
Asheville Murder
Remains Mystery
Mystery still shrouds the murder
of Miss Helen Clevenger, 18-year
old New York University co-ed,
w*o was shot and beaten to death
about 1 a. m. Thursday July 16,
in Battery Park Hotel, Asheville.
Sheriff Lawrence E. Brown, the
chief investigator is now holding
five people for questioning. None
of the five, however, are charged
with the murder. It is believed
that some, if not all of the five can
furnish valuable. information lead
ing to the capture of the real mur
Mark Wollner, enternatiional’y
known violinist, is being detained
as a possible suspect.
Wollner was taken into custody
after a haberdasher’s clerk told of
ficers he had hear3 the musician
say he had "a date” Wednesday
night with a girl he had just met
at the hotel in which Miss Cleven
ger was murdered.
The sheriff has obtained state
ments from eight persons who
claim to have seen the German
born musician on Asheville streets
at various tinqes last Wednesday
night and early Thursday.
(Continued on page Four) ,
Formal Coiffure
HOLLYWOOD . . . Fashion
folks say it is moat complimentary
and interesting and the ideal hair
dress for formal events, first in
trod need by Mary Boland (above).
Paramount star, in a recent picture.
The clever arrangement of curb
at the sides b repeated over the
top of the coiffure.
Jo: "So you met Alice today?”
Jean: "Yes, I hadn’t seen her for
10 years.”
Jo: "jHas she kept her girlish fi
Jean: "Kept it? She’s doubled

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