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The Carolina Watchman |“:
__A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF ROWAN COUNTY
FOUNDED1332—1Q5TH YEAR SALISBURY, N. C„ FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1936 VOL. 104 NO. 9 PRICE 2 CENTS
Factory Pay Roll Is Higher In Caroljnas
Ten Blank Forms Sent Carolina Truckers
ICC Calls For
Also Request Informa
tion About Bonding ol
Truck And Bus Oper
ators; Supply Forms.
Washington.—Truck and bu:
operators in the Carolinas registerec
under the motor carrier act have
been mailed forms by the Interstate
Commerce commission to follow ir
filing rheir insurance and bond re
The insurance rules and regula
tions are effective November 15
and all carriers must file copies ol
insurance indorsements with the
bureau on or before that time. The
issuance of certificates, permits
and licenses is contingent on filnj
of the fcvms dealing with insurance
and bonds, the commission said.
Tn a nnf i rp cl onpri Kv Tr»hr» T
Rogers, director of the bureau of
motor carriers, all motor carrier:
subject to the act are informed
| "All insurance indorsement, cer
i tificate, and cancellation notice
| forms will be provided by the in
surance companies in each case.
Specimen copies are being forward
ed to such companies for use is
'printer’s copy.’ Inquiries regarding
the furnishing of insurance forms
to motor carriers, insurance agents
or brokers, shpuld be addressed to
the office of the insurance com
pany or companies with whom they
do bu^pess or represent.
ten « e % r e
■LKjna avji ins anu avaaiis »ur ap
plication for authority to self-in
sure will be furnished by the Inter
state Commerce commission to the
motor carriers, brokers, and sure
ties as needed. When bond forms
are requested, the commission
should be informed as to the names
of the motor carriers or transpor
tation brokers on behalf of whom
the bonds are to be executed. These
forms will not be furnished except
when they are actually required in
a given case.”
Included in the pamphlet con
taining the rules and regulations are
the following forms showing how
information dealing with insurance
and bonds should be supplied to the
BMC-31—Indorsement for mot
nrv1ir»ine r\-C inn irinPO r\f
bodily injury liability and property
BMC-32—Indorsement for mot
or common carrier policies of insur
ance for cargo liability.
BMC-3 3—Motor carrier automo
bile bodily injury liability and
property damage liability certifi
cate of insurance.
BMC-34—Motor carrier cargo
liability certificate of insurance.
BMC-36—Notice of cancellation
motor carrier policies of insurance.
BMC-35—Notice of cancellation
of motor carrier and broker’s sure
BMC-37—Motor carrier bodily
injury liability and property dam
age liability surety bond.
BMC-3 8—Motor common carrier
cargo liability surety bond.
BMC-39—Broker’s surety bond.
BMC-40—Application for auth
ority to self-insure.
Jackpot nights, which have been
| held at local theaters for some
j months, are being discontinued
| temporarily, it is announced by
Paul Phillips, city manager of the
North Carolina Theaters, Inc.,
, which operates three houses, out
j of deference to the ruling of Judge
John H. Clement in superior court
; last week that such are illegal,
i The theaters, contend that their
( awards are not in violation of the
I lottery laws, and will make a fur
| ther study of the case. However.
' the weekly awards are being stop
Registration Books Open
Saturday, October 10 For
Election On November 3rd
No New Registration Is j
Required, Only New
Voters, Those Who
Books Open On Three
Challenge Day Is October
31; Much Interest.
Registration books for the gener
al election to be held November 3rd
will open on Saturday, October
10 th, and remain open for three i
weeks. There will be three Satur- i
17 and 24, while challenge day will i
be Saturday, October 31. Voters j
may register on one of these three 1
Saturdays by meeting the registrar 1
for their precincts at the regular "
polling place, or may register in the
meantime by seeing the registrar at1
his home or elsewhere.
Heretofore, registration books
! have been open four Saturdays,
! therefore voters are asked to note
i the change.
No new registration of voters
has been called for in the county,
according to V. C. Coughenour,
chairman of the Rowarf county
board of elections. However, new
voters and those who have changed
residence the legally required time
must register if they_ expect to vote
in the general election. New voters
who registered for the June prim
ary are not required to re-register.
There is an unusual amount of I
! interest in the election this year
I and already inquiries have been
made as to when the registration
! books will be open. It should be
[borne in mind that the 10th of
i October is the very first day for
j registraton and that it may be done
, through the 24th.
The cornerstone of the new Wit
tenburg Lutheran church at
Granite Quarry was laid Sunday
afternoon with impressive exercises.
The main talks were made by the
j pastor, Rev. C. P. Fisher, and Dr.
[ J. L. Morgan, president of the N.
C. Lutheran synod, of Salisbury.
The church was orgainzed in
1901. For the past 10 years, a
building fund has been growing,
and now a new structure, made of'
Rowan granite, is being erected,
i All the work done thus far has
| been by members of the congrega
: tion and without charge.
16 Bushels Of
Thieves entered the Mt. Vernon
mill in western Rowan Tuesday,
night and stole about 16 bushels of!
wheat, it was reported to officers. I
Thieves have been active in other
sections of Rowan recently and"
have taken meat, gyheat, corn and
An old time state-wide Fiddler’s
Convention will be held at Cool
eemee on Saturday night, Sept.
26th. Bigger, better, greater than
ever. Some of the best musicians
of the state are expected. Cash
priezs will be given to the best
(string band, best banjo picker, best
| guitar player, also for the best
' double shuffle dancer. Square and
j round dancing. Admission 15 and
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ATLANTA, Ga. , . . Senator
ilichard B. Russell Jr. (above),
ed the ticket in the 2 to 1 defeat
if Governor Eugene Talmadge,
rho sought nomination for a
Senate seat (n the Democratic
irimary election. The entire Tal
aadge endorsed slate also trailed
1 Makes Milk Fight
SYJlACDSEi, N. Y. . . . In a
state-wide fight- tor a flat price at
43 per 100 pounds of mfik and eli
mination of Price
Stanley Ptaeck (above). President
ot the N. Y. State Milk Producers,
waged the battle tor dairymen
seeking more profitable prices.
The Farmer Remembers
THIS IS A PICTURE OF REPUBLICAN DAYS WHEN—
The family Ford rusted in the barn—no money for gas.
The district school was closed—no pay for teacher. In 1933
alone, 2,000 rural, schools closed.
The country .bank was closed—2,834 country banks failed from
Farm riots terrorized the countryside.
Some 900,000 farms were sold by foreclosure or for unpaid taxes.
Farmers appealed to Washington in vain.
FARM CASH INCOME DROPPED UNDER 4*/2 BILLION
THIS IS A PICTURE OF DEMOCRATIC DAYS WHEN— j
Dollar wheat is back, corn more than doubled in price, cotton
A hog brings up to $10.00 per hundredweight.
New autos speed over new farm-to-market roads.
Rural schools have been built or repaired by work relief. Federal
grants of $21,000,000 opened rural schools in 33 states.
Bank failures (34 in 1935) are lowest in 15 years.
Homesteads are saved and debt-burdened farmers refinanced by
easy government loans (F.C.A.).
Huge surplus crops which can no longer be exported were cut by
farmer cooperation under the A.A.A.
Washington will continue to help the farmer under the Soil
FARM CASH INCOME HAS RISEN iy2 BILLION ( 193 5)
BALANCE YOUR BENEFITS
KEEP FARM RECOVERY AND
Have Free Fair
Troy.—What is thought to be
the only free fair in the State is
| being arranged for Montgomery
! County, October 19-24.
Post Commander Ray Bailey.
American Legion Post 159, sponsoi
said there will be no gate receipts
Tive hundred dollars in premium*
I are being offered.
Thief Gets Violin
A thief, apparently with an ear
for music, entered the Boyden
j high school a night or two ago and
escaped with a violin and an alto
saxophone, police officers have been
notified. The thief is apparently
awaiting a suitable time to run
the scales, as he has not been nab
U. S. Debts
Put On long
Now Comprise Over
Half Of The Treasury’s
Washington.—Exclusive of cer
tain special obligations, Secretary
Morgenthau said long-term securi
ties now comprise more than half
of the entire interest-bearing pub
In a formal statement the Treas
ury chief, added that the propor
tion of long-term obligations had
been increased steadily and, ar the
same time, average security matur
ities lengthened, bringing a reduc
Not including postal savings,
adjusted service bonds and other
special issues, Morgenthau said
current long-term obligations con
stitute 5 5.3 per cent on June 30,
193 5, and 44.7 per cent on June
Average maturity of the inter
est-bearing debt at present wag
listed at nine years and eight mon
ths, iCompai8|d,,wtthjBatta -xmuMmjk
seven months on December 31,
Morgenthau said the average
yield on long-term bonds was 3.66
per cent in .1932, 3.31 per cent in
1933 and 3.10 per cent in 1934.
In 193 5 and 1936, Morgenthau
continued, no Treasury bonds were
offered to yield.more than 2,875
per cent, and more than $5,000,-!
000,000 of bonds were issued at a
2.75 per cent rate.
Lets Girl thumb
Way Back Home
Statesville.—L. A. Tucker, alias
L. A. Yount, a youth, 18 or 19
years old, was apprehended by De
puty Sheriff C. R. Bailey about one
o’clock Saturday at the home of
the boy’s mother on Wilson street
in the Bloomfield community. The
warrant charged the boy With tak
ing Ella Lambert, local girl, under
promise of marriage, into another
state and then abandoning her. The
report is that the boy and girl dis
appeared together some time ago,
the young man deserting his com
panion in Virginia, and letting her
"thumb” her way back home the
best way she could. The girl is re
ported to have returned to States
ville Friday and the warrant was
served early Saturday morning.
August Shows Big Gain
Over Preceding Month
Washington.—The pay roll of
North Carolina’s industrial estab
lishments increased 5.4 per cent
during August over the month
previous as 150,961 workers called
J. •. .1. 1 t r> .1 ^
Jill JUUlll i^iuu
lina factory pay rolls increased 2.6
per cent in August over July.
The Bureau of Labor statistics
said that North Carolina’s 1,387
establishments paid salaries to 2.4
per cent more workmen during
July than the month previous
while total wages aggragated $2,
234,977. In South Carolina where
,748 industrial plants were survey
jed, 3 per cent more workmen were
on the job during August than in
July and factory pay rolls today
965,816. The survey, however,
did not include building construc
tion, therefore the total pay rolls
I are not complete industrial wage
Tkfl kni*a,ii iffrikiitaJ tlia
in the Carolinas largely to increas
ed employment in cotton mills and
dyeing and finishing plants. The
textile industry employment rolls
in August increased 4.8 per cent
over July, while salary disburse
j ments in the same comparative
period increased 9.0 per cent.
A substantial increase in factory
employment in the nation between
July and August combined with
gains in 10 of the 16 non-manu
facturing industries surved month
ly by the U. S. Bureau of Labor
I Statistics result'd in. v
1166,000 workers in theiecombined '
industries over the month interval,
and weekly pay rolls in these in
dustries increased by approximately
$7,300,000 Secretary of Labor
Frances Perkins announced.
"The gains in the nation’s fac
tory employment and pay rolls
were widespread, 71 of the 90
manufacturing industries surveyed
reporting increases in number of
workers and weekly pay rolls over
the month interval,” Secretary
"The increase of 2.3 per cent in
the factory employment indicates
the return of approximately 165,
000 workers to jobs in the manu
facturing industries and marks the
seventh consecutive month in
which gains have been reported.
The August, 1936, employment in
dex (88.7) exceeds the level shown
in any month since September
1930. The increase of 4.1 per cent
in pay rpll index (81.0) to the
maximum recorded since October,
A comparison of aggregate em
ployment in the combined manu
facturing and run-manufacturing
industries between August, 1935,
and August, 1936, shows an in
crease of approximately 960,000
workers over the year interval.
Weekly wage disbursements were
more than $41,500,000 greater in
August, 1936, than in the corres
ponding month of last year.
Congressman Doughton Speaks In
Albemarle Friday Night, Sept. 25
Campaign Will Be Open
ed In Stanly County
At Big Gathering.
President of State Young
Democrats Also To Be
Present, Meeting Will
Be Held In Courthouse
Albemarle.—Congressman R. L,
Doughton, one of the outstanding
Democrats in North Carolina, and
chairman of the powerful ways and
means committee of Congress, will
be the chief speaker when the De
mocratic party of Stanly county
officially opens it» campaign at the
courthouse here on the night oi
Friday, September 2 5.
An invitation was extended the
veteran congressman some time ago
to speak here on the above date,
and R. R. Ingram, chairman of the
executive committee in the county
stated that he had been notified of
Mr. Doughton’s intention to ac
In addition to Mr. Doughton,
two other prominent speakers will
be present according to Mr. In
gram. Mrs. J. B. Spillman vice
chairman of the State Democratic
; executive committee, and Ed But
I ler, president of the North Carolina
j Young Democrats organiaztion,
| will make brief talks.
| The yellow-striped army worm
j defoliated three plots of cotton on
] the farm of J. Y. Sawyer of Pam
; h'co County in two weeks and did
| some damage to the cotton bolls.
Newspaper correspondents ir
Washington are being flooded witli
letters asking questions about the
One of the most frequent ques
tions asked by voters writing tc
Washington is how it is possible
for a President to be elected by less
than a majority vote. Another
c]uestion is whether it might be
possible for a Republican President
and a Democratic Vice-President,
or viceversa, to be elected.
!IN NATIONAL ELECTION
What most of these inquirers do
not quite understand is that no
body votes directly for either Pre
sident or Vice-President. Presidents
and Vive-Presidents are not elected
by the people; they are elected by
the states, under the Constitution.
In each state the opposing parties
nominate presidential electors, and
on Election Day the people will
vote not for Roosevelt and Garner,
or Landon and Knox, but for the
Dresidential electors k„
their respective parties.' The num
ber of electors in each state is the
same as the number of Senators and
Representatives which yhat state
has in Congress.
It is this system of voting by
states for President and Vice-Pre
sident instead of by direct popular
vote for the candidates that made
it possible for ten Presidents to be
elected who had fewer than a ma
jority of the popular votes.
For example, Mr. Cleveland, in
1884, carried many states by very
large majorities but his majority
of the popular vote in New York
State was less than 2,000, so that
although this gave him a majority
_ r . i • t . • i i lit
VI LUC piC31U.Clll.lclI ClCLLUn, lie lldU
a minority of the nation’s popular
vote. The same thing occured when
Mr. Wilson was elected President
in 1912. In that year, however,
the electorial vote was split be
tween three candidates. Mr. Taft
and Col. Roosevelt between them
had more popular votes than Mr.
Wilson had, but Mr. Wilson got
the majority of the electoral votes.
•mE ELECTORAL VOTE j
A question frequently asked is'
whether electors chosen on the Re
publican ticket could vote for the
Democratic candidates. The ans
wer is that there is nothing what
ever in the law to prevent them
from doing so. They are free
agents, chosen by the people of
their state to vote for the candidate
for President and Vice-President.
On November 3, as a matter of
legal fact, nobody will be elected
President. Only presidential electors
will Kp r’.rnpn varvino in mimlvr
from New York’s 47 to the three
each of Arizonia, Nevada and
The actual election of President
and Vice-President takes place
when the electors, chosen on Nov
ember 3, have met and cast their
ballots. The Constitution requires
the electors to meet in their several
states and declare their choice for
President and Vice-President, and
the number of electoral votes
which they give to each candidate.
They must then sign, certify and
transmit their ballot, sealed, to the
President of the Senate, who then,
in the presence of the Senate and
the House of Representatives opens
these sealed envelopes and counts
■ the electoral votes from all the
states. The President of the Sen
ate, who is the Vice-President
holding over the preceding admin
istration, then declares who has
Vippn plerted President and Vice
President for the next four years.
IN CASE OF TIE VOTE
Another question often asked is
what would happen if the vote
should be a tie, or neither candidate
had a majority of the electoral
votes. In that case, the House of
Representatives would have to elect
One of the reasons why the lat
est amendment to the Constitution
provides that the new Congress to
be elected November 3 shall take
office on January 3, while the new
President does not go in until Janu
uary 20, is that in case of a tie in
the presidential vote it will be the
new Congress and not the old one
which would elect the new Presi
The House of Representatives is
limited in its choice, in such a case,
to the candidates for whom elect
oral votes of states have been cast,
but it is not bound in any way by
the size of the popular vote of any
(Continued on page Four)