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I BOOSTERS FOR A GREATER CITY AND COUNTY -
Rowan County Herald
Successors to the Carolina Watchman ^
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FOUNDED 1332— I05TH YEAR_SALISBURY, N. C. FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1937 ' VOL. UhNO. 36 PRICE 5 TS
N.C.Counties Balk At Liquor Elections
Few Units Set
Time For Vote
On Rum Issue
Boards of Commissioners
Are Slow to Act in Most
Raleigh. — Although North
Carolina’s General Assembly,
which adjourned last week, au
thorized each county to speak
for itself on the question of le
galized liquor, few county boards
of commissioners have called for
special elections to end prohibi
Among the units in which
elections have been called are
Haywood, Mecklenburg, Colum
bus, Dare, and Durham.
The local option law provides
that votes shall be held either
on the written request of a
county’s board of commissioners
or upon a petition to the county
board of elections signed by at
least 15 per cent of the register
* ed voters in a county who parti
cipated in the last gubernatorial
To date, no elections have been
called by petitions.
Since the law specifies that no
county may vote on the liquor
question oftener than once every
three years, no elections may be
held until 1938 in any of the 18
counties which voted under Pas
quotank and New Hanover acts,
in 1935. No election may be
held in Moore county until 1940.
Probably before the first coun
ty election is held, Governor
Hoey will appoint the State
Board of Alcoholic Control, to
be composed of a chairman, who
will receive a salary of $6,000
a year, and two associate mem
bers to receive $25 per day for
time actually engaged in official
Itacn county voting wet win
set up a three-man county alco
hol board, to be selected at a
joint meeting of the county
board of commissioners, board of
health and board of education.
Fach member present will have
but one vote, even if he is a
member of more than one board.
State to Spend $201,369
Per Day, That is Record
Raleigh.—The 1937 General
Assembly appropriated funds for
1937-39 to be spent at the rate
of about $201,369 a day or $1,
423,461 a week.
The general fund, highway,
agriculture and permanent im
provements outlays authorized
aggregated close to $147,000,000,
To report the 180-day state
maintained school term approxi
mately $50,000,000 or $138,885
per day was set aside.
It took the House only 3 1-2
minutes to pass the record ap
propriations bill, but the Senate
debated it at full length.
Liquor Breaths On Tots
Laid to New Toothpaste
Burbank, Calif.—Mothers oi
this town reported Tuesday thal
they detected alcoholic breath;
on their small children.
Investigators from the count}
health department looked into th(
matter and reported the caus<
was a new cocktail toothpaste
samples of which had been dis
tributed to the children.
There will be no more samples
Hedrick, Withers, Hardin
Enter Race For City Council
Senate Approves Adminis
tration’s Insurance Propo
sal and Sends It To House
Washington — The Senate
passed Tuesday, and sent to the
House the administration’s crop
insurance bill, setting up a $100,
000,000 Federal corporation to
protect wheat growers against
weather, insects, and other na
Supported by both Republican
and Democratic members, the
bill went through with virtually
no opposition and in substanti
ally the same form as reported
out by the Senate agriculture
There was no record vote. I
The bill would create a $100,
300,000 corporation in the De
partment of Agriculture to in
sure wheat crops starting in 19
38. Participation would be vo
luntary. Premiums and maximum
coverage would vary by localities
depending on average produc
tion over a base period.
The only major amendment
adopted by the Senate was pro
vision by Senator Vandenburg,
(Republican, Michigan). It wou
ld require the corporation to re
place from operating revenues
any portion of its capital expen
ded in payment of losses.
If the plan works successfully
with wheat, the administration
may seek to extend it to other
major crops later.
Fall Is Fatal To
Spencer Infant Tumbles
Into Cess Pool At
Falling into a cess pool at the
rear of his home at Spencer,
Donald X'esbit, 17-months-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. \Y. O. Xes
bit, died in Spencer Tuesday.
He was found about an hour
later, but could not be revived
at a hospital. Beside the parents,
one young brother survives.
Injuries Are Fatal
To Salisbury Man
Hoke Harrison, 63, died Sun
day at a Salisbury hospital from
injuries he received when struck
by a car on North Main street
last Saturday night.
Wilbur R. Barrier, of route
one, Linwood, driver of the car,
was held under bond.
Ground Burns 22 Weeks
Ashtabula, O. — Seventy-five
acres of waste ground and ruin
ed timberland lie in the wake of
a mysterious underground fire
which burned near here 22 weeks
before it was extinguished by
rain and snow. Residents be
lieve the ground was a mine of
mnriMliwiiiiii miibiiiiim . ..
WINTER HAVEN, Fla_Gail
Armour, famous danseuse, re
hearses for her Gardenia Dance at
Florida Cypress^ Gardens where
thousands of the fragrant waxy j
blossoms are now in full bloom.
IS FOUND j
Highlands, Calif.—Army fly- j
ers located the wreckage of a I
plane that crashed in a storm)
near here Saturday night, carry
ing Lieut. Robert C. Love and!
Private Emory J. Parsons to
their deaths. The plane crashed
into a tree on the snow line of
the San Bernardino mountains,
near the City Greek CCC camp.
Have Tossed Hats
|In Council Races
Primary Will Be Held
April 26 to Choose Five
Three additional candidates
for places on the City Council
made announcements during the
week, as follows:
B. V. Hedrick, former mayor,
at present a member of the city
council, outstanding business man
and civic leader of city;
Hamilton E. Withers, railroad
man, who ran sixth high in the
race two years ago, and a mem-,
ber of the legislative board of the
Brotherhood of Railway Train
VV. H. Hardin, member of thei
city council, legionnaire, civic
leader, and a popular young bu
siness man of the city.
Others who had previously an
U. Ray Miller
D. C. Dungan
C. F. Raney
R. Reid Goodson
The primary will be held April
26 when five nominees will be
Labor Board Handles Many Cases
2,072 Disputes j
of NLR Board
Reports 101 Threatened
Strikes Were Averted
Through Its Efforts.
Washington. — The National
Labor Relations board created
Junder the Wagner act in 1935
reported it had handled 2,072
'cases of industrial disputes in-j
ivolving 745,702 workers during
a 17 month period ending March
j Suits challenging constitution
ality of the Wagner act are pend
ing in the Supreme Court.
The board said it had handled
378 strike cases involving 67,
|932 workers and settled 249
j strikes affecting 35,805 workers,
jin addition, the board reported,
it had settled 101 threatened
strikes, effected the reinstate
ment of 1,733 workers who al
leged they were discharged for
union activities, and conducted
81 collective bargaining repre
Out of the 2,072 cases handled
.'the summary showed 1,579 had
, been closed, leaving 493 pending
’ on March 1. Agreements be
tween employes and management
' were reached in 737 cases in
volving 97,919 workers. There
I were 230 cases dismissed by the
board and 470 withdrawn by the
The board said that in 7541
cases employers were charged
with discriminating against work
ers because of their union acti
vities, and in 636 employers were
alleged to have refused to bar
AUTO LICENSE SALES
LARGER THAN IN 1936
Raleigh.—Officials of the mo
tor vehicle division said today
457,911 sets of automobile li
cense plates had been sold to
date this year, compared with1
the 411,523 sold through March
25, one year ago.
The 550,055 sets of plates soldi
during all of last year establish- j
ed a new state record.
Starting April 1, plates will!
go on sale at three-fourths price
here and in 46 branch offices
throughout the state. The regu
lar price is 40 cents per 100
pounds of car weight, with an
$8 minimum charge.
Next year, under the new mo
tor vehicle law passed by the
genera! assembly, the regular
price will be cut to 35 cents per
hundredweight and the minimum
will be reduced to $7.
REPORT TAPS KILLED
army communique announced to
day 19 Japanese soldiers and one
officer had been killed in a clash
with 500 bandits at an uniden
tified posLin north Manchuria.
North Carolina’s death rate in
February ran only 9.9 for the
thousand population, the bureau
of vital statistics reported the
past week, as compared with 12
deaths a thousand population a
Deaths from influenza last
month were only 143, compared
with 270 in February, 1936, and
from pneumonia only 347 as com
pared with 555.
The birth rate dropped too,
from 22.2 per thousand popula
tion to 21.2.
There were 2,865 deaths last
month from all causes, compar
ed with 3,444 in February, 1936,
and 6,159 births compared with
Violent deaths jumped from
151 in February, 1936, to 186
last month, with suicides in
creasing by five to 28 and homi
cides by 10 to 37.
Automobile accidents claimed
73 lives last month compared
with 56 a year ago, and burns
killed 31, four more than a year
ago. There was only one death
from airplane accidents listed in
the report but the bureau said
it was trying to get death certifi
cates for three other persons
killed in Franklin county, when
a plane fell February 7.
Treasury to Build
Silver Strong Box
Washington. — The treasury
lepartment seeking greater pro
tection for its silver hoard, dis
closed it intends to construct a
spat steel and concrete deposi
tory near the West Point, N. Y.,
With more than $1,000,000,
000,000 of gold already deposit
ed near the Fort Knox, Ky.,
military reservation officials said
bids on the $600,000 strong box
for silver probably will be asked
in the next few weeks.
Although a specific site at
West Point has not been finally
selected, officials said this pro
bably will be done shortly. Un
der present plans, the flat-roof
ed depository will be situated in
the center of a four-acre tract,
surrounded by a high steel fence.]
It will hold 2,000,000,000
ounces of silver or about 70 tons.
This is about $900,000,000 worth
at current prices and is approxi
mately double the treasury’s pre
Oklahoma City.—Dr. J. W.
Eisiminger, Oklahoma City os
teopath, pleaded guilty to the
1932 abortion death of Virginia
Lee Wyckoff, former University
of Oklahoma coed, and was sen
tenced to life imprisonment. Dr.
Eisiminger was charged with
I murder. *
Chosen As Name
Will Be Published By B. V.
Hedrick And E. W. G. Huff'
man And Large Number
Of Interested Citizens
OVER 200 SUBSCRIBE
FOR SHARES OF STOCK
Announcement of the establishment in the near future of
a daily morning newspaper for Salisbury. Rowan and adjoining
counties, was made this week by B. V. Hedrick, E. W. G.
Huffman, Rowan County Herald-Watchman, and a number of
other interested citizens of the city and county.
The new publication will be known as the Salisbury Morn
A charter for the new corporation was granted this week
by Secretary of State Eure. The corporation, Salisbury Herald
Publishing Company, has an authorized capital stock of $50,000.00,
divided into 5000 shares of $10 a share, with a paid in capital
The parties interested in this enterprise feel that the pub
lication of a morning daily newspaper is in response to a long
standing demand for such an institution and solicit the support
and cooperation of the people of Salisbury, Rowan and adjoin
It is announced that the Salisbury Herald Publishing Com
pany will offer a small amount of stock to the public, not to
exceed ten shares of ten dollars each to any one party. B. V.
Hedrick announces in connection with the sale of stock, that he
will repurchase any stock any time before the expiration of
two years should any stockholder desire to dispose of his interest
in this corporation, reimbursing the stockholder for the original
amount of his investment upon return of stock certificates.
Over 200 citizens of Salisbury and Rowan county have al
ready subscribed for stock in the new morning daily newspaper.
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£ Y blULMIUlUCiS UltClUlg Win Ut UtlU 111 Lilt- vv,ij u'-aj
for the purpose of electing officers and disposing of any other
business that may properly come before the meeting.
The stock subscription books are now open and any one
wishing to subscribe for stock can do so by seeing B. V. Hedrick
or his secretary at 120 North Church Street.
A considerable amount of equipment has already been pur
chased. Hedrick and Huffman will go to New York within a
few days to purchase additional equipment necessary for the,
publication of a modern daily newspaper.
Arrangements have been made for the new morning paper
to occupy the entire second floor of the Hedrick Auto Building
on North Church Street, containing 9000 square feet of floor
space and directly opposite the post office.
Mr. Hedrick announces that he will erect immediately a
skeleton steel structure building with a granite front on the
lot adjoining the Hedrick Auto Company. The new building will
contain 12,600 square feet of floor space which he announces
will enable him to take care of his increased automobile business.
A contract was awarded Tuesday to Midway Machine Com
pany for furnishing and erection of the steel structure, the con
tract calling for completion within 30 days.
Madrid—Capt. Frank W. Can-1
naday, retired American army!
officer from East Bradford,;
Va., reported his bomb-shocked
hens lost 25 per cent of their
laying capacity after an air raid.
Capt. Cannaday is a voluntary
attache at the U. S. embassy.
Tangier, International Zone,
Morocco.—Thirty officers and
men at the Spanish insurgent a
viation base at Tetuan, Spanish
Morocco, were reported to have
been executed for plotting a
gainst the regime of General
dore G. Bilbo Mississippi, De
mocrat, proposed a constitution
al amendment to permit Congress
to override Supreme Court rul
ings of unconstitutionality by
two-thirds vote. The Senator said
the bill was not a substitute for
the President’s court program he
Hampton P. Fulmer, of Orange
burg, S. C., proposed a $250,000
appropriation for research into
the feasibility of utilizing whole
cotton in the manufacture of