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___ Successors to the Carolina Watchman
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- : - ~ ~UZ~ -- SALISBURY, N. C. FRIDAY, APRIL 30 1937 ' " vrtT ,n —
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Betting Election Scheduled For Mav 27
Radio Fans Assured Fine Programs
Salisbury Station
Plans To Boost
Local Industry
Excellent Reception Will
Enable Listeners to
Tune In on National
Programs Not Now
Since the announcement last,
week that application has beenj
made for a permit to construct
and operate a radio broadcast
station in Salisbury, very consid
erable interest has been shown
as to what kind of programs may
be expected, and how the recep
tion from the station will com
pare with that from other points.
Mr. Hedrick stated last week
that it is his intention to put in
the very best equipment obtaina
ble and to select a location which
will result in the reception being
equal to the best stations now
being received. It is well known
that, with possibly one exception
reception during the daytime in
this part of the State is not very
reliable and many programs
which would otherwise be enjoy
ed are not available during the
day light hours. Mr. Hedrick
states that the station he is plan
ning to erect will completely
overcome his condition and that
it is his intention to obtain the
very best programs by taking ad
vantage of the various broadcast
services available.
He also states that the station
will devote considerable time to
programs which will help to fur
ther the development of the ag
ricultural and granite industries,
our two most valuable assets.
Information of great value to
the farmers in this part of the
state, will be an every day fea
ture. By keeping the farmers in
formed of market conditions, the
station should be of great assis
tance in the profitable disposition
of farm produce. At the same
time dealers in agricultural ma
chinery, fertilizers, etc., will have
the opportunity to tell the far
mer what they have to offer to
assist him in the working of his
Toda> almost every home in
the cauntry has a radio and the
facilities which will be provided
by the Salisbury station will as
suredly do much toward the de
velopment of our section.
mulcting uams
87.2 Per Cent
Labor Department Survey
Shows March Total Far
Above that of Year Ago
Washington.—The Labor de
partment’s monthly survey of
building activity in 1,523 cities (
disclosed that the value of new
residential construction in March
was 87.2 per cent greater than
in March, 1936.
The report showed notable re
sidential building activity in the
Middle Atlantic States, the East!
North-Central States, and on the|
Pacific coast.
March residential building was'
estimated at $84,882,867, a 36.5
per cent advance over the Feb
ruary total of $62,188,632.
Building activity in March,
including non-residential con- ]
struction and alterations, a-!;
mounted to $7,510,244, an in-1.
(Continued on Page 8) j'
Back Home After the Flood
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E VST PRAIRIE, Mo. . . . This laniily. returned to <’• ir farm after the
winter flood and set up tents amid the wieekasfc* of iii :r former home.
Flood renaoihlation worn is now ociiiii undertaken in areas oi southeast
'fi.-settri that were afflicted.
Granville Wilt
Invades Eastern
Tobacco Fields
Granville wilt of tobacco,
scourage of the crop in Gran
ville, Wake an(l Durham coun
ties, has been found generally
distributed throughout eastern
North Carolina in a survey made
last season by Dr. Luther Shaw,
plant disease specialist at State
“In some of the eastern coun
ties we found that this disease
has already assumed alarming
proportions,” says Dr. Shaw.
Unless steps are taken to check
its spread, the disease will be
come very destructive. There is
no practical method so far de
veloped for eliminating the wilt
from infested land nor de we
know of any method to reduce
its damage to tobacco once the
soil has become generally in
I he important thing before
eastern tobacco growers is to try
to prevent further spread of the
bacterium which causes the trou
ble. So far, Dr- Shaw says the
disese is confined to small areas
on many of the farms and in
most cases to one or two fields
on the farm.
Where the trouble is confin
ed to these small areas, growers
must avoid planting tobacco or
other susceptible crops on these
areas. Resistant crops had bet
ter be planted. Then, Dr. Shaw
suggests, try to prevent wash
ing from the infested soil to
fields not now infested. This
may be done with a good system
of terraces and drainage ditches.
Next, do not sarry stalks and
tobacco trash from infested to
uninfested fields. Third, Do
not carry soil on plows or by |
nther means from the infested
ireas to fields free of the di
On farms where the disease is j
generally present, Dr. Shaw sug- ‘
jests a crop rotation lasting
From three to five years, using
'esistant or immune crops on the1
Fields when tobacco is not to be
slanted thereon.
Twenty farmers sold 242 fat
togs weighing 48,260 pounds
■nd bringing $4,569.32 in cash
t the Washington market last
Leaders Tour
Western N. C.
Charlotte. — Encouragement
over the liquor situation in the
western part of the State was
reported by Mrs. W. B. Lind
say, president of the North
Carolina Women’s Christian
Temperance union, upon her re
turn from a visit to a number
of cities in that section.
Mrs. Lindsay and Mrs. T. IT.
Plemmons spent a week in Ashe
ville, Winston-Salem, North
v\ ilkesboro, Mount Airy, Hen
dersonville, Elkin and Spruce
Line. They organized new
unions at Elkin and Spruce
Line and found the work pro
gressing in other unions already
in operation.
Mrs. Lindsay reported the
l nited Dry Forces very busy
organizing their members and
working to assure a dry vote for
the counties in the western sec
Mrs. Plemmons, who is State
chairman for the educational
fund of the national W. C. T.
U-, found that the North Wilke
sboro union has completed rais
ing its quota for this work. The
State, said Mrs. Lindsay, has
raised its first quota and hopes
to have all the money raised by
the first of June.
They also found great inter- j
est in the coming world conven
Bon of the Women’s Christian
Temperance union, to be held in
Washington June 3 to 8, and a
number of women said they
would attend.
While on the trip, they visit
e 1 unions and also spoke at a
number of school. Both were
invited to return to Asheville
Monday to speak at a meeting of
the Asheville Ministerial associa
In Charlotte, the young people'
inder leadership of Chester Mor
rison, are waging a campaign a -
gainst liquor. They are plan
ning to hold one of the biggest
nass meetings in the history of
the city May 23, with Dr. Frank
Craham, president of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, as
speaker. Before the date of the
iisuor vote, they are planning to
visit all homes in the city and
:o stage a huge parade. They
will also have a meeting at the
First Reformed church this af
:ernoon, with David Ovens as
County To Vote
On Pari-Mutual
Betting Machines
W. C. Coughenour, E. G
Thompson and Edgai
Montgomery Are Mem
hers of the Commission
McCanless To Pay
Costs Of Election
Rowan county is to vote May
27 on the question of establish
'Jig ci commission to conduct
horse and dog racing and pari
mutual betting machines in ac
cordance with a bill passed bv
the recent legislature.;
C'' • k. Coughenour , named as
chairman of the proposed com
mission has resigned as chair
man of the county election board
which hoard called the election.
Other members of the commis
■ :°n are to he E. G. Thompson
■'- d Edgar Montgomery. Salaries
of the members of the commis
sion are to be not less than $1,000
or rhore than $5,000' h War*
Costs of the election/ which
will he about $4,000, are t0 be
borne by \\ . F. McCanless and
associates who are asking for
the election.
Growers Make
Plans For
Seeding Legumes
Now that most farmers have
seeded all the lespcdeza they
plan to grow this year, cow
peas, soybeans, velvet beans,
and other legumes improvement
and erosion control.
Most of the legumes, whose
roots contain bacteria which take
nitrogen out of the air and store
it in a form available for plants,
will grow on almost all types
of soil, according to A. II.
\ eazey, agronomist of the Soil
Conservation .Service.
Peazey pointed out that the
lespedezas do best on the heavy
soils and that cowpeas and soy
beans need sandy soils for heal
thiest growth.
In a few weeks it will be time
to seed cowpeas, soybeans and
velvet beans. They should be
planted during or just a few
weeks after the corn-planting
season, he said.
When the legumes are turn
ed under as green manure, they
not only add nitrogen to the soil,
but also provide organic matter
which aids materially in the
conservation of soil and mois
Summer green manure crops,
should be followed by winter
cover crops, Peazey said, and
the winter crop that follows!
should be mowed down and left
on the land as a mulch.
It is advisable, continued
Peazey, to leave the land idle
for 10 or 15 days after the green
manure crop has been cut, in
order that the plant food may
become more rapidly available
to the winter crops that are to
he put on the land
Another important factor is
that the green manure crop
should be mixed with the soil,
so as to encourage rapid decom
position and utilization of the
plant food elements by the next
:rop, he said.
ir . -r
| President Addresses Good Neighbors
WASHINGTON . . . President Roosevelt opened the national observ
ance of Pan-American Day by addressing diplomatic representatives
of the Americas in the Board Room of the Pan-American Union. Pour
years ago he outlined his "Good Neighbor" policy with Latin America
; from,Hrie same platform / { f -
Farm Income Is Up!y$500,000,000
_ 4
Big Gain Made
First Quarter
Experts Attribute Sharp
Climb Partly to Surge
in General Business Ac
\\ ashington. — Government
estimates credited farmers with
a cash income gain of nearly a
half billion dollars in the first
quarter of this year compared
with the similar 1936 period.
The respective totals were $1,
945,000,000 and $1,520,000,000.
i lie sharp climb, experts said
was caused in part by the upward
surge of general business activi
ty and in part by abnormal re
actions from last summer’s
High prices of grains have put
some additional money in some
farmers’ pockets the economists
said, and have forced others to1
sell off hogs and cattle
Government benefit payments
under the 1936 Federal program
also accounted for some of the
gain. Adore than $200,000,000!
went to farmers from that
source in the first three months i
this year, against $16,000,000 in
the same period of 1936. 1
The Agricultural Adjustment
administration sent out $111,
000,000 in benefit payments/last,
month alone, the greatest a-1
mount in one month since start
of the Federal farm program in
Cologne, Ger—Germany’s am
bitions found new expression
loday in a declaration by Franz
con Epp head of the Reich Col
ional federation, that her pre
war colonies now under man
date to other nations are rally
‘German property.” Von Epp
described the mandate-holding
powers as “profiteers” before a
rolonial mass meeting.
Mr. Heine
Thanks Voters
It is with a sense of profound
gratitude that I extend my sin
cere thanks to all of my friends
who so loyally supported me in
the recent primary. The fact
that I obtained a majority of all
votes cast in each and every ward
proves my contention that
friendship is the greatest asset a!
man can have and that such
friendship can only be created by
a sincere desire to promote public
welfare and civic growth.
This vote of confidence has
affected me even more deeply
because of the fact that during
the years that I have offered my
self in the service of our city, my
friends have continued to in
crease in number.
inuring tne neat ot an election
many hard words are sometimes'
spoken and many misleading'
statements are circulated but
public judgment is sound and
truth always prevails.
In the past, I have made re-|
commendations which would
have undoubtedly resulted in
great savings to the tax payers
of our city, but unfortunately I
was handicapped by failure to
receive cooperation. Now, how
ever, the people have passed on
this issue and I am confident in
the future that our board will:
vork harmoniously and the peo- ’
pie’s verdict will be respected.
Again expressing my heartfelt
:hanks, I want to assure my
friends of my determination to
rontinue my efforts for a pro
gressive program for Salisbury
md to aid in the development o f j
3ur City and County by promot- j
ng enterprises which I am con
vinced are necessary for the fu
:ure growth and prosperity of
:his community.
B. V. Hed ;ck
Polled Record
Vote of 2,163
In Monday’s Race
D. C. Dungan Nominated
To Succeed H. C.
Holmes Who Did Not
Offer For Re-Election;
Ran Third.
General Election
Be Held May 4th
! Leading the ticket in each of
j the four wards of the city, B. V.
Hedrick polled a record vote of
;2,163 in the Democratic primary
i Held Monday. A total of 3,637
i ballots were cast.
! Three other members of the
[present board were renominated.
[They were: C. F. Raney, who
[polled 1,927 votes, W. H. Har
j -Tin, with 1,673 and W. H. Davis
[with 1,667.
One new member was added
| to the board, D. C. Dungan, who
made an unusually strong race,
pulling 1,682, running third on
the ticket
Mr. Hedrick’s votes by wards
was as follows:
| West, 843.
| North, 438.
South, 498.
East, 384.
Six unseccessful candidates
received the following votes:
U. Ray Miller, 1,583.
H. E. Withers, 1,535.
R. Reid Goodson, 1,319.
Cliff Owen, 1,067.
Dan Nicholas, 776.
Clarence Summers, 689.
The general election will be
held Tuesday, May 4th.
Mr. Dungan will succeed IT.
C. Holmes who did not offer for
renomination. Mr. Dungan is at
present a member of the city
school board. Monday’s race was
his first entry in local politics,
seeking nomination by the elec
It will be recalled that two
years ago Mr. Hedrick also led
the ticket in the primary and gen
eral election.
Half Of Senate Sum
Given Surplus Fund
For Students
Money To Accumulate
From Many Sources
(From The Pioneer)
At the regular meeting of the
Senate on Wednesday evening,
April 21, it was decided to give
one half of the remaining money
■n the treasury to the surplus
fund. This is a fund started
by former president Wilson
Cheek last year, with Dr. Braun
is advisor and Edgar Barr as
The money in the fund
vill accumulate over a period
>f years until the sum is large
enough to be used for some wor
:hy project. How the money
s to be used will be determined
jy what the students need most
it that time' One half of the
surplus from both the Swastika
md the Pioneer is also to be
p'ven to this fund. Since the
noney comes from the students,
t was thought to give some of
:he surpms back to them in this

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