■ X BOOSTERS FOR A GREATER CITY AND C&UNTY > . .* - . £4 Rowan County Herald / Successors to the Carolina Watchman FOUNDED 1$32-I05TH YEAR SALISBURY, N. C. PRIDAyTmAY 7, 1937 VQL, 104NO. 40 PRICE 5 CENTS HEDRICK AGAIN LEADS IN ALL WARDS New Law Makes Cocktails Legal Licensed Places May Sell “Fortified” Wines Up To 24 Per Cent Alcohol Raleigh. —Cocktails, provided they are made with a wine base and can hence be classed as “fortijaed wines” may be legal ly sold anywhere in North Carolina after May 1, and even served with meals by Grade A hotels and restaurants, provid ed such hotels and restaurants have “on premises” licenses, Commissioner of Revenue A. [. Maxwell has agreed here. For the wine section of the new 1937 Revenue Act, which becomes effective May 1, per mits the sale of anywhere in North Carolina and both natur al and fortified wines, provid ed dealers have obtained the necessary licenses from the state, county and city, as pro vided in the law. This section further defines fortified wines as those ‘‘fortified by the addi tion of brandy or alcohol,” but not to exceed 24 per cent alco hol by volume. bo until the State Supreme court holds otherwise, this sta tute will pymit the sale of any bottled cocktail and the serving of these cocktails with meals in licensed hotels and restaurants, provided they are made with a wine base and do not exceed 24 per cent alcohol by volume, in the opinion of Commission er Maxwell and others who have stud-red 'this section of tbs'" Ittwr Bottled cocktails of all sorts I have been sold in the state both by the bottle and by the drink for almost two years now, un der the 1935 wine law, without the payment of any license fee or without any regulation, al though the 1935 law prohibited the sale of anything but natural wines manufactured in North Carolina. There are probably a dozen or more places here in Raleigh where bottled cocktails may be obtained by the bottle or drink, some of them soda fountains on the main street lrere. So far as is known, none of these places has ever been orosecuted. After May 1, however, every retail dealer will have to by a state wine license at $5 a year, a county license at $10 a year and a city license at $10 a year in order to sell wines or bottled cocktail in unbroken packages But if wine or cocktails are to be served by' the drink, deal ers must first have a rating as a Grade A cafe or dining room from the State Board of Health, and then must purchase the “on premises” license, the law sti pulates. The cost of the state “on premises” license is $50, the county license $25 and the city license $15, so that the total cost of all the “on premises” licenses before a hotel or cafe serve wine or cocktails with meals, is $90 a year, while those who sell wine or bottled cock , tails by the bottle only, must pay a total of $40 a year for licenses, if they are in cities and towns. “Indications are that only a limited number of on premises licenses will be sold, owing to the fact that many of those now selling wine and cocktails by the drink, because no license is required, will not be able to qualify for the on premises li censes or to afford them,” Commissioner Maxwell sa^d. “In fact, only the larger hotels and restaurants are expected to take out these licenses. TEACHERS MUST BE X-RAYED Kennett, Mo.—X-rays of the chest must accompany a physi cian’s certificate of good health required of all teachers of the Kennett school system, the school board has ruled. Prepare Summary Of New State Laws ^ Chapel Hill.—A 25,000-word Summary of the New Laws passed by the 1937 General Assembly has just been compil ed by the Institute of Govern ment and is being distributed throughout the State this week. The Summary, ;which 'em braces all of the 384 new Public and State wide, is said to pro vide a comprehensive outline of the new laws until the Statutes are printed, and to serve them as a handy guide and index to the “Public Laws.” The material was compiled and the summary prepared by the staff of the Institute, which maintains a non-partisan legis lative reporting service during each session of the Assembly and keeps public officials post ed as to the contents of and the day-to-day action on each bill. Albert Coates is director, while the staff members hand ling the daily legislative service this year were Henry Brandis, Jr., T. N. Grice, and T. L. Par-, sons. Dillard S. Gardner, M.j R. Alexander, and Harry Ale-; Galilard also assisted in the pre paiauun ui me geneidi sum- j in ary. This is the third such sum mary that the Institute has pre pared and distributed to offi cials and taxpayers, the prac tice being in line with the policy of making available information about new legislation, inaugu rated by the organization in 1033. The organization is following up the general summary with the preparation of materials on administrative problems and questions and answers arised by the new la\ys. Summaries of the new local acts affecting each county are also in preparation and will soon be ready for dis tribution Other services which the In stitute renders to local officials include guidebooks, training schools, and institutes for the various groups; a monthly clearing house of information on governmental problems; and a general consulting service co vering all phases of the work of each official. Indifu Netmen Give High Point Two Out Of Seven Po nts On Monday, May 3rd. the Indian racketters, fresh from their Northern trip, traveled to High Point where they defeat ed the net representatives of that college by a five to two count. Towson, Goodman, Zam miello, and Haag tallied indi vidually for the Salisbury insti tution. The net results follow: Tow son (C) defeated Armfield 6-1, 6-3; Goodman (C) downed Setzer 6-2, 6-0; Short (H. P.) upset Pritchard 7-5, 7-5; Zam miello (C) shaded Rogers 6-4,! 6-4; Haag (C) defeated Hynd shaw 6-2, 6-4 Doubles: Armfield and Short (H. P.) defeated Goodman and Zammiello 6-4, 6-4; Towson and Haag (C) downed Setzer and Hynds’naw 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. SENTENCE MAY BE COMMUTED Berlin.—Persons close to the case of Kelmuth Hirsch, 21 year-old United States citizen who is under sentence to die for what is supposed to have been a plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler with explosives, predict ed his sentence would be com muted to life imprisonment. May Day In All Its Glory _ _ » j I ’repossessing co-eds and gay children dominated the May Day festivities here. The top pic ture reveals the May Queen, her Maid-of-Honor, and some of her attendants, who are (left to right) : Jane( DeLong, Mar garet Troutman, Maid-of ilonor; Sally Krause, May Queen; Ennna Shore; and Eleanor Newman. The middle photo shows part of the large crowd which viewed the per formances. In the lower pic ture we see the “Shirley Tem ple Dolls'' from the Wiley school dancing around the tra ditional I\Iaypole. (Photo by the courtesy of the Salisbury, (N. C.) Post.) $500 Needed To Complete Funds To Purchase H. S. Band Uniforms Approximately $1,500 has been contributed to the $2,000 campaign to purchase uniforms for the Boyden High School band, according to General Chairman Mrs. C. I. Jones, which is $500 short of the goal. The funds will be used to purchase uniforms for a 75 piece band for Boyden High. The Campaign committee is we'll pleased with the fine co operation and response manifest ed by local citizens in the drive 1 _ .. r* i . _• dim die LUiuiULiu Liie ieiiio.ui ing $500 will be obtained and the goal of $2,000 reached. School children will also have an opportunity to contribute to this campaign, it was decided by the campaign committe and Supt. Knox. Coin envelopes will be distributed to all school children Monday and those who desire can make their contribu tion in this fashion. The Director of the band is Mr. Larry Rogers, a graduate of thq Boyden High School and of Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Rogers is one of the outstanding young music directors of the State and is respnsible for the remark able progress that has been made in this department in the last two years. Solicitors For Band Uniform Fund Mrs. C. I. Jones General Chairman North Ward Mrs. Francis Murdoch, chm. Mrs. Whitehead McKenzie Mrs. Charlie Murphy Mrs. Charles Woodson Mrs. J. H. Krider South Ward Mrs. C. I. Jones, chairman Mrs. John Hanford Mrs. Ernest Hardin Bast ward Mrs. Charles L. Coggin, chm. Mrs. Bryce P. Beard Mrs, Forrest Gardner Mrs. H. A. Rouzer West Ward Mrs. Ross Sigmon, chairman Mrs. B. V. Hedrick I Mrs. Bishop Leonard SLOT MACHINES ARE BANNED Tallahassee, Fla.—The Flor ida House voted 84 to 7 for repeal of a 1935 law legalizing slot machines and then voted 75 to 13 to invoke heavy penalties for owning or operating them after October 1, when present licenses for 12.000 machines expire. STORM CAUSES SIX DEATHS Bay Minette, Ala. — Six deaths and upwards of an esti mated $1,000,000 crop and pro perty damage were charged Monday against wind and rain storms which battered coastal Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisana from Friday to Sun day. Philadelphia.—^Striking long shoremen at the piers of the United Fruit company and the Standard Fruit and Steamship company returned to work Monday under an agreement providing that any wage in creases granted later would be retroactive. Dog Racing • Bill Opposed Rowan Ministers Con demn Measure to Be Voted on May 27 The Rowan county Minister ial association at a meeting Monday morning adopted a re solution condemning the estab lishment of a racing commission here which would legalize horse and dog racing with the use of parimutuel machines and asked local citizens to oppose the mea sure which will be voted on in Rowan on May 27. The bill, passed at the last 1 session of the legislature, was-* characterized by the ministers as a “stupid, vicious, predatory and diabolical attempt to fasten wholesale gambling upon Ro wan county.” judge Pless Presides Over Salisbury Court A two week term of superior' court opened here Monday with Judge J. Will Pless, Jr., of Marion presiding and Charles L. Coggin, of Salisbury, as solici tor. Judge Pless told the grand jury in his charge that it was not his purpose to make a speech on "what was wrong with the country and what to do about j it,” but instead recommended to the grand jurv that they could give time for themselves and return to their respective pur- J suits earlier and also save money for the county by remembering! that it was not their duty to at-J tempt to try cases but only to determine whether or not a case1 should be tried. — Sophs Look Forward To Next Year’s Jr.-Sr. (The Pioneer) The sophomores poor things, feel rather let out in the cold, with all the rush aud hub-hub of these other activities on the Campus. However, the presi dent, Sammy Pritchard, rather than have his class slighted in this Pioneer edition made the following sensational statement; ■‘All these momentous occasions merely tend to make the sopho mores look forward to next year when they will institute in Ca tawba College its first real junior Prom. As soon as a big, famous orchestra is barn storming the smaller towns, and comes to Salisbury, our class in tends to sign them up and give the students of Catawba a real college dance.” Hats off, Sam- ' my! Here’s hoping the Sop'ho- ] more class accomplishes it; the , students are behind you. Freshman Elect (The Pioneer) The Freshman class had a meeting on Monday, May 3, for the purpose of electing officers ; for their Sophomore year. The following officers were elected: President, Maney Horn; Vice . President, Charles Monroe; Se cretary, Betty Mowery; Trea surer, Paul Bode. SUPPLIES OF WHEAT LOW Rome.—The International In stitute of Agriculture placed world exportable supplies of wheat for the current wheat year at 700,000,000 bushels, the “lowest recorded in many years.’’ The figure is 24,000,000 bushels below last year. Five Members City Council Are Elected Group Will Take Office July 1; Tuesday Ballot ing Was Light; Other Rowan Towns: Select Officers Hedrick Slated For Mayorship Repeating, as has been his :ustom in the past, B. V. Hed rick topped the ticket in the Section here Tuesday by lead ing in e^ch of the city’s four vards. Mr. Hedrick obtained a total >f 223 votes out of a total of >85. Other candidates received the following: W. H. Hardin, 190. D. C. Dungan, 187. C. F. Raney, 176. H. W. Davis, 172. Mr. Hedrick’s vote by wards follows: West, 95. North, 53. South, 50. East, 25. Mr. Hedrick also led the :i,cket in the primary, April 26, securing a substantial majority, and it is forecast, that by virtue of his consistent majorities, he will be elected Mayor of Salis bury "when the Council meets to make a selection July 1. Mr. Hedrick first entered the political life of the city in 1931, .vhen he led the ticket in both primary and general election. In the ejections of 1935 and 1937, he also led the tickets, ob aining substantial majorities in he primaries and general elec ions. In East Spencer, Frank R. sifford was returned as mayor vithout opposition and the fol owing four aldermen were dected: C. C. Kirk, E. E. lorne, C. II. Leonard and C. \. Lomax. Two negro candi iates for aldermen were over .vhelmingly defeated. Cleveland elected four aldei - nen as follows: C. A. Brown, \. O. Moore, George Baker and Price Wilson. A mayor will be ramed from the group on July L. In Rockwell, R. L. Holshous r was re-elected mayor and five following aldermen were dected: Fred Wilson, R. M. Brown, C. T. Misenhejmer, Council Powlas and G. W. Peeler. A. A. Hurley was elected nayor of China Grove, together vith the five following alder nen: C. C. Graham, Flake Ed lleman, Fred A. Sides, Roy C. ■Cimball and J. N. Dayvault. youth Is Captured [n School Building Nabbed while in the act of •ansacking the office of the denderson school here, a young vhite man giving the name of [ohn Blackmer or Ralph Bal ard of Asheville, is held in he county jail and likely will )e tried during the term of superior court which opened rere Monday. Police surround id the building early Sunday norning when informed an in :ruder was there and Blackmer was found in the office- Hinges nad been taken off some doors, i transom removed, and consi derable pilfering had been done. It was found over $3 in change had ^ep ■■ttotenf dnd this sum yyfcs recovered from his f i* .1, i \ 5 i

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