BOOSTERS FOR A GREATER CITY AND COUNTY Herald Successors to the Carolina Watchman _-— ~~~-----.- - - _ > FOUNDED l$32—I05TH YEAR__ SALISBURY, N. C. FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1937 VOL. 104 NO. 39 7FE 5 CENTS ■ ; r • ^ ' •-1 ■ i v ■ • . . . Morning Herald Purchases Equipment Heavy Voting Is Forecast For Primary Over Thousand New Re gistrants Place Names On Books, Indicating Spirited Contest. Mon. Predict Hedrick Will Lead Ticket With only two week days left —today and Saturday—before the Municipal primary Monday, May the 26, indications are that a record vote will be recorded. Over one thousand new names have been put on the books and heavy balloting is forecast. Following is a list of the 11 candidates seeking nomination: B. V- Hedrick H. W. Davis H. E. Withers W. H. Hardin C. F. Raney D. C. Dungan U. Ray Miller Dan Nicholas Clarence Summers Reid Goodson Cliff Owen Following is a list of the re gistrars for the four city wards: West Ward, Murray Smith North Ward, Lewis Miller South Ward, E. F. Wedding ton. East Ward, Allen Hartman. Nomination will be equivalent to election, as no opposition party has filed a ticket. The election will be held May 4, considered in this instance a mere formality, but required by law Five councilmen will be elect ed, and one of this group will be chosen mayor. It is recalled that two years ago B. V. Hed rick lead the ticket in both the primary and general election, Lut C. F. Raney, low man, was elevated to the mayorship. Cus tom and tradition, theretofore, however, had always called for the election of high man as mayor. Political leaders forecast that Mr. Hedrick will again lead the ticket in the primary and gen eral election. Property Is Leased The Montgomery-Ward com pany has completed negotiations for a 20-year lease on a part of the Empire hotel property and will move from its present loca tion on North Cain street to the new place on South Main in a few months. About $250,000 is involved in the deal, it is stated, of which $100,000 will be spent in reno p vating and remodeling the build ing. Three floors and a full size basement will afford 32,000 square feet of merchandising space, and will give Salisbury one of the largest stores of the concern in the State. The excellent location of Sal isbury and its increasing impor tance as a retail center, togeth er with the steady growth of the company’s business here, neces sitated new quarters, it is an nounced. All Women on Town Council BROOKLAND, Ark. . . . The hand that rocks the cradle rules this town. These five wom^n polled 82 per cent of the vote against mascu line opposition in the election for aldermen. As an all-feminine town j council, they will now select a marshal and other appointive officials. Farmers Paid $9,516,070.60 Tar Heels Receive Huge Sum For Participating In Soil Conservation Plans Raleigh.—Agriculture experts "t N. C. State college said North Carolina farmers had received 59,516,070.60 to date for parti ipating in the soil conservation | >rogram during 1936. The sum, Dean I- O. Schaub f the college said, has been paid to 157,595 Tar Heel land owners and tenants. Pitt c unty, with $434,174.60 paid to 4,631 farmers, received the largest amount from the Federal government for replac ing soil depleting with soil con serving crops. Cleveland county farmers received $371,950.71; Edgecombe, $313,293.89; John ston $387,921.24; Nash, $366, 521.24; Robeson, $307,138.02; j Wilson, $324,676.39; Greene, ;$244,166.30; Harnett, $246,774. 64; Sampson, $203,031.82; Jnion, $229,705.89; Wake, $247, 742.40, and Wayne, $239,105.12. Duplin, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Halifax, Hoke, Ire dell, Lenoir, Lincoln, Martin, Mecklenburg, Northampton, Ro wan, Rockingham, Rutherford, Scotland, Stokes, Surry, Warren and Yadkin counties each have ■ been paid more than $100,000. I JAP CABINET THREATENED ; Tokyo.—The outlook for Pre mier General Senjuro Hayashi’s cabinet in the coming general election became darker as the Kokumin Domei, a minor party hitherto supporting the cabinet, announced it would join forces with the major parties opposing it. i __ STARS TO TREK |TO LONDON I Hollywood, Calif. — Robert Taylor, Luise Rainer, Robert Montgomery, and Clark Gable, among the top notch American film players, are scheduled to go to London this summer to star in British-made films. Lawyers Of State Back Supreme Court The lawyers of North Caro ina are strongly against the resident’s court enlargement ac cording to a poll of the American Bar Association which has been placed before the Senate Judici ary Committee. However, the percentage favoring the plan is higher in North Carolina than in any other state with one excep tion, Mississippi. The poll showed that in the nation as a whole the lawyers an swering the poll stood about four to one against the President’s plan, while in North Carolina the ratio was two to one. In each nstance non-members showed a higher proportion for the Presi dent’s plan than did members of he association. In the country 11,770 non members and 2,563 members—a total of 14,333—favored the Pre sident’s proposal, while 40,021 non-members and 15,132 mem bers—a total of 56,153—opposed the proposal. In North Carolina 242 non members and 28 members voted for the President’s proposal, mak ng a total of 270, while^572—-45 ion-members and 147 members— voted againsf it. The only state with a higher percentage for the President’s proposal was Mississippi, where the total vote was 190 for and 271 against. Negro At Salisbury Is Killed In Wreck Calvin Gooding, negro cook at county jail, was instantly killed Monday night when an automo bile in which he was an occu pant turned over four times on Jhe Albemarle highway near here after sideswiping another car. ' James Colmer, another negro, suffered a broken collar bone and possible internal in juries. Two negro women were only bruised and lacerated. 4 Linotypes Press, Ludlow Elrod Bought Publishers Plan to Begin Publication Within Sixty Days, It Is Announced Press Will Print 30,000 An Hour Purchase of four linotype ma chines, a rotary press, Ludlow machine, an Elrod, as well as a large quantity of type, furni ture, cabinets and other equip ment for the Salisbury Morn ing Herald, the City’s new daily morning newspaper to be pub lished here in the near future, has been announced by B. V. Hedrick and E. \\ . G. Huff man. Included in the battery of linotype machines is one “Blue Streak,” the latest machine manufactured by Mergenthaler Linotype Company, .and .1s the last word in linotype equipment, the machine carryirfg six maga zines and six auxiliaries. The rotary press has a capa city of printing 30,000 copies of the paper per hour and is equip ped with all necessary stereotype .and auxiliary machinery The Ludlow' machine enables a newspaper to cast almost any kind, variety or size of type, and is especially designed to provide a larger quantity and wider as sortment of type for advertise ments. The Elrod machine keeps the newspaper plant supplied with leads, slugs, spaces, column rules, etc. The publishers hope to begin publication of the Salisbury Morning Herald within sixty days, it was announced. Mayor Fowler Is Renominated By Large Vote Results of Spencer’s Demo cratic primary Tuesday follow: Mayor T. P. Fowler was re nominated by a handsome ma jority over his only opponent Ralph Simmerson. Fowler re ceived 652 to 369 for Simmer son. The six aldermen nominated, are as follows: David C. Miller . 799 C. P. Huffine . 730 J. E. Connell . 726 C. R. Withers . 561 W. L- Roderick . 681 J. M. Burton . 504 Four unsuccessful candidates for aldermen received the fol ilowing vote: B. A. Burdette . 386 J. L. Brooks . 383 T: M. Ogden . 355 K. E. Butler . 350 The general election will be held May 4th. Nomination, however, is considered equiva lent to election, as no opposing ticket has made its appearance. BRITISH NOVELIST WEDS London.—Evelyn Waugh, Bri tish novelSst and satirist^, was imarried to Miss Laura Herbert, .cousin of Lord Carnarvon, noted sportsman- Waugh is 33 and the bride 20. They were married in 1 he Church of the Assumption. | Baby Genius BONNE TERRE, Mo. . . . Only 28 months old but smarter than most grown-ups. Little Mary Christine Dunn has a vocabulary of 3,800 words and the intelligence rating of a genius. • Big Gains Reported In Home Furnishings For First Quarter Of Year FHA Insured Loans Showed Increase Of 64 Per Cent Over Total For 1936 Period Washington.—Large gains in the volume of home financing under the Federal Housing ad ministration were recorded dur ing the first quarter of 1937, Administrator Stewart McDon ald announced. During January, February, and March of this year, mort gages accepted for insurance by the Federal Housing administra tion totaled $102,997,500, an in crease of 64 per cent over the corresponding period of 1936. In March, the gain was es-l oecially large nearly doubling the figures for the same month of last year. A total of $43,790, c50 in mortgages accepted for insurance were reported during the month a gain of 98-8 per cent over March 1936. The vo* lume of mortgages accepted for insurance during March were larger than for any month in die records of the Federal Hous ing administration with the ex ception of June and October, 1936. This was considered sig nificant in view of the fact that Tune and October are usually the peak building months of the year. The rising residential build ings volume is further empha sized by the fact that 59 per :ent of the mortgages accepted for insurance during the period were for newly constructed domes. These figures bear out ear lier predictions by the Federal Housing administration of ac :elerated activity in home con struction and financing during the year 1937. Whether this upward momentum can be main tained, however, Administrator McDonald said, depends entire ly upon whether costs of build ing materials rise precipitately from this point. Gross business transacted by the Federal Housing administra (Contiued on Page 4) B. V. Hedrick Applies To Communications Corns. For Permit 400 Foot Tower And Granite Stone Building Will Be Erected To House Studio, Equipment, and Technical Experts Plan IGQO'Watt Station Application for a permit to operate a 1000 watt radio broadcast station in Salisbury has been filed with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington by B. V. Hedrick- it was announced this week. The broadcast station will necessitate the erec tion of a steel tower 400 feet in height. This tower will be similar in construction to the one already erected near Milford Hills for the State Highway Patrol, except it will be approximately 87 feet higher. Mr. Hedrick plans to erect an elegant granite stone building which will be used to house the two studios, transmitting equipment and provide ac commodations for the residences of the technical operators. The building is to be purposely designed in such a manner that the public will have ready access to closely observe not only the actual broad casting in the studios but also the radio transmitter in actual operation. This project has been under consideration for several months and elaborate tests are continuing to be mac’e to ascertain the most suitable location of the transmitter. These tests indicate that one of the most suitable locations to be found in Rowan county is near Grant’s Creek, between the Statesville and Lincolnton roads, on the farm of B. V. Hedrick. This location, it is stated by technical engineers, is ideal, due to the character of the soil and power and telephone facilities. ii is noi generally reauzea now important tne type of soil is to a radio station, and such a location which has been selected can easily result in a 1000 watt station having the power to cover areas equal to a station of ten times that power. Salisbury, it is pointed out, is an ideal location for a regional radio broadcast station due to the fact that in a radius of 50 miles there is a population of approximately 800,000, exceeding any other center in the state, and probably in the entire South, by a considerable per cent. The value of a high powered radio broadcast station to a community is definitely realized, and Salisbury is indeed fortunate in having been selected by Mr. Hedrick for the location of a radio station which will continually advertise Salisbury and Rowan County to the state and nation. Mr. Hedrick’s intention is to provide a broad cast station with the very latest equipment and the very best that can be bought and to subscribe to the very highest type of radio service so that the programs provided will be of the highest order. A radio broadcast station will undoubtedly mark the beginning of a new era in Salisbury’s history. Salisbury Physician Fined Dr- F. O. Glover, local phy sician, entered a plea of nolo contendre in Federal court here Qn a charge of violation of the Harrison narcotic act and was fined $500 and placed on pro bation for three years by Judge Johnson J. Hayes. Seven pur-; chases by Federal men were the basis of the charge, it was stated in court by an investigator. Melvin Purvis To Wed Miss Jarratt April 29th Los Angeles.—Gangster John Dillinger’s killer, Melvin Purvis, said he would marry Janice Jarratt, screen actress and mo del, in San Antonio, Texas, April 29. Purvis former De partment of Justice agent, left today by airplane for San Antio, Miss Jarratts’ home, to meet his fiancee.