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Predicts Heavier Production
of Small Grains, Peaches,
Apples, Pears and
Raleigff. — W. H. Rhodes,
chief statistician of the State
Department of Agriculture, re
ported most North Carolina crops
were in “excellent condition gen
erally on June 1” and forecast
, increased production of small
grains, peaches, apples, pears,
and legumes, over last year.
The statistician’s findings were
based on information gathered by
Federal-State crop reporters.
The cotton _asd tobacco outlook
was not included.
Some sections of the State
were extremely dry during May,
Rhodes said, while “other spot
ted areas had fairly good rain
“The early truck crops have
met with varying conditions,
mostly not entirely satisfac
tory,” Rhodes said. “The potato
crop is still in doubt. Some of
the other crops have made short
yields because of the dry wea
ther. May peas made about half
yield and in spite of this the
price was quite low. With an
apparently shorter potato yield
than earlier expected, the price
is expected to be low because
of the great increase in acreage
this year and the better conrli
Tame Hay — 80 per cent oi
normal, the same as the last 10
year average and one per cent
•improvement over May.
Alfalfa Hay — 82 per cent
of normal, compared with 42
per cent a year ago.
Clover and timothy — 84 per
cent of normal, compared with
-16 per cent a year ago.
Wild hay — 78 per cent of
normal compared with 53 per
^ cent a year ago.
B Pastures — 82 per cent of
V normal, or 31 per cent better
W than June of last year.
jf Early Ir)sh potatoes — 77
1 per cent of normal'June 1, com
I pared with 81 per cent a month
I ago and the past 10-year
f average of 79 per cent.
Pears — 39 per cent of nor
mal, three per cent better than
a year ago, but eight per cent
below the 10-year average; a
. crop of 194,000 bushels is in
' dicated compared with 240,000
harvested last year.
Apples — 72 per cent of a
normal, compared with 35 per
cent on the same date last year
and a 10-year average of 56
per cent.
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I wish to take this opportunity to announce that plans for
the publication of the Salisbury Morning Herald, Salisbury’s
new daily paper, are progressing rapidly and it is hoped that
the first issue will come off the press not l^ter than August 1.
A .delay of several weeks was Occasioned by the necessity
of erecting a separate building for the press and stereotype
equipment- Work on this structure is being rushe'd and should
be completed within a week or ten days. The building for the
press will be 24 feet wide and 65 feet in length, with granite
walls and cement floor.
Offices for the business, editorial, advertising and
circulation departments are being construi^H on the second floor
of Hedrick Auto Company, which has l^loor space of 9,QQ0
square feet. L. S. Bradshaw, local contractor, was awarded
the contract for this work.
The entire ceiling of the second floor will have four inches
of rock wool insulation placed over the ceiling. Steam heat is
also being installed in all departments.
The Salisbury Morning Herald, will be eight columns, 12
ems in width and with a depth of 21 inches for news and ad
vertising matter, being the same standard size as the Charlotte
Observer, Greensboro Daily News and other leading dailies in
the State. The new daily will be modeled after one of the
leading daily newspapers in the South in type display and general
All machinery has been purchased and will be installed in
the near future.
The machinery includes five linotype machines, one 24 page
Hoe Rotary press, with a capacity of printing 30,000 papers per
TiourT conip 1 vtT^BBB^lype*TqIiTpnierh, Cue>'Io wf '"Elrbir,'^office
equipment, and miscellaneous mechanical equipment.
Stockholders of the Salisbury Herald Publishing Company
met recently and selected 24 outstanding and representative citizens
of Salisbury and Rowan County to serve on the Board of Directors
of this new corporation, 12 being chosen from Salisbury and 12
from different towns and communities in Rowan County.
Stock certificates are now being issued to subscribers of stock
at the office at 120 North Church Street. The stock is ten dollars
per share, not over ten shares being sold to any one person.
The Salisbury Morning Herald will select its personnel in
the near fu.ure and active solicitation of subscriptions and ad
vertisements will begin immedatelv after the staffs are com
pleted. The publishers of the Salisbury Morning Herald are
grateful for their many friends and well-wishers and for the
support of local merchants and business men who have tendered
idvertising contracts in advance of publication. It is hoped
that commitments on advertising contracts will be withheld until
representath es of The Morning Herald will have an opportunity
to discuss the matter with the advertisers.
Swing It Lady, Swing It
A TEXAS ranger puts the southern accent on the drums and cymbols.
Dez Thompson, who hails from Fill Worth, says a sparkling hello
1 with tlie drum-sticks and brushes in Phil Spitalny’s thirty-girl orchestra
heard on the “Hour of Charm” over NBC Monday nights.
Dez is one girl in the band who needs all the beaus she can muster to
help her lug the 300 pounds of contraption to and from the studio. But
* that’s not much of a worry, according to this sweet rhythm lady, who
declares northern gentlemen as chivalrous as southerners.
■ ' -I, y , ,v r " 5 ’»•*«« VUtsiM'S.-Ui-l ■'ii- i ■ I “
ances an^^^^HKainly suggest
that hisfl^^^V in no way im
paireu.4BH^Kunciation of the
SupremtJBPWfor taking a long
vacation, from June to Octo
ber, when there are important
cases pending, is taken as an
indication that Mr a, Roosevelt
has in no way abandoned his
purpose of '‘reforming” the
high court. Indeed, he repeated
only a few days a: o his belief
tbj * his proposal *' increase the
trf sire
justices will be adopted at this
session of Congress,
i Impartial observers do not be
lieve that is probable, but the
President's statement amounted
to serving notice on Congress
that he has not abandoned his
purpose and is not willing to
compromise. The best-informed
opinion here is that the court
packing plan will not come to
a vote on the floor of either
house at this session. By defer
ring action, the President’s fri
ends in Congress, many of whom
are bitterly opposed to “save his
face” instead of exposing it to
the chance of getting slapped.
1 he President s action in
pointing out ways which some
wealthy men have used to avoid
payment of income taxes has
opened up the question of revi
sion of the tax laws, which
leaders in both houses of Con
gress have hoped to postpone un_
til next session. Once the sub
ject is taken up for considera
tion in any phase, the ,door is
opened for almost unlimited dis
cussion. There are scores of
‘pet” tax measures which indi
vidual Senators and Representa
tives want to bring forward;
but the plan of the leaders is to
postpone all of them for consi
deration by the appropriate com
mittees and to try to wo'x out
a complete revision of the whole
System of Federal taxation next
Another reason why Con
gress does not \y#nt to open
the tax subject now is the be
lief that, given a chance, Senator
LaFollette of Wisconsin is pre
pared to demand the broadening
of the income tax base to in
clude everyone earning $15 a
week or more, and to arouse
enough popular pressure behind
'hat idea to force its serious
The President’s proposal for
federal regulation of hours and
wages, which has been embodied
in bills by Senator Black and
Representative Connery, marks
another step toward the piece
meal restoration of parts of the
old NRA. It attempts to do for
industries whose products are
63£LQf,Jhe,.Stream of interstate
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commerce, what the NRA code
tried to do for practically all in
dustry in the matter of wages
and hours.
Unlike NRA this is not an
emergency measure and its main
purpose is not to promote re
employment. Fundamentally, the
Administration hopes by this
means to abolish child labor and
to put permanent floor under
industrial wages and a perman
ent ceiling on industrial hours.
The expectation here is that
the wage-and-hour legislation
will be enacted at this session.
There will be material modifi
cations of the bills as introduced
but it is quite likely that a mini
mum working a week and a ma
ximum working week of 40
hours may be imposed upon all
industries whose products enter
n;o the stream of interstate
Much authority will probably
be given the administrative board
to authorize deviations from
whatever standards are set up
:u the law, to meet special re
gional or other conditions. This
is of particular interest to Sou
thern members, who feel that the
problem of Negro labor is one
which should be approached
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much leeway should be given to
iocal administrators.
Tre Administration’s latest
plan for the establishment of
seven “regional TVA’s” would,
m effect make every great river
valley into an administrative
unit, in which the production
and distribution of electric power
would be integrated and super
vised by a Federal commission,
superseding state authorities and
effectively putting control of all
electric generation and use, and
its price to consumers, into the
hands of the Federal Govern
ment. The chance of getting
this measure adopted is regarded
as very good.
The “March on Washington”
of W PA workers as a protest
against the cutting of relief ap
propriations, is beginning to
look like a reality. The word
has gone out from Relief Ad
ministrator Hopkins’ office that
millions will have to be drop
ped from WPA rolls if the re
lief appropriations are cut. The
resulting pressure on Congress
to abandon its economy ideas and
give Mr. Hopkins what he wants
is proving irresistable.
Nancy Howell, negro woman,
was stabbed to death Sunday
in Salisbury in a negro section
and Mary Brown, another ne
gro woman, is in a local hospi
tal in a serious condition from a
similar attack.
Police are -searching for
James Nesbit, negro said to be
from Emily, S. C., in connec
tion with the Howell stabbing,
and Roy Brown, husband of
Mary Brown, was arrested for
the stabbing of his wife at a
bus station here yesterday after
Browin told the officers his
wife was going to leave town
and they had an argument a
bout the matter which resulted
in his slashing her in the chest
with a switch bladed knife and
stabbing her several times in the
The Lebanon Syriani
American association of
North Carolina is making
preparations to take care,
of 5.000 or more guests at
the Grand Mahrajan which
thev are sponsoring in Ral
eigh to be held on June 20
and 21. Visitors from North
Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia, Alabama, Florida,
and the Northern states are
preparing to attend this
"A'. B. SaTeeby, of "Salis
bury, is one of the leaders
in the organization, and
Mrs. Saleeby will be amiong
the local delegation in at
I he .North Carolina state
Fair grounds will be the
site for the entertainment,
speeches and banquet. The
headquarters of the Mahra
jan will be the Carolina ho
tel in Raleigh. Jim Poyner'
and his famous collegians
will play for the two days
of festivity. Musicians from
New York will entertain,
among them being Russell
Bunai, one of the outstand
ing Syrian singers in the
country; Phillip Solomon,
violinist; Joe Badawey and
A grand ball will eclipse
this brilliant affair on Mon
day night, June 21 at the
MemJorial Auditorium, and
Jimmy Poyner will furnish
the music.
Many speakers have ac
cepted invitations to attend
among whom are the gov
ernors of North and South
Carolina, Dr. H. A. Elkourie
of Alabama and others.
Be Discontinued
With July 2 Issue
Effective with the issue of
July 2, The Herald-Watchman
will be discontinued in order to
clear the decks for the appear
ance of the Salisbury Morning
Herald, the new daily news
paper which will be published
in Salisbury and Rowan county
in the near future.
Subscribers to The Herald
Watchman, whose subscriptions
have not expired, will be allow
ed a credit for the amount bal
ance due on their subscriptions
on the subscription price of the
Salisbury Morning Herald.
Existing advertising contracts
of The Herald-Watchman will
also be taken over by the new
morning daily when it begins
Earning# Advance More
Rapidly Tjhan Prices
1938 MAY EQUAL 1929
Imftjp! Wealth Still Be
s ^^1
Washington. — The Commerce
Department reported the national
income totaled $62,056,000,000
in 1936. or $7,411,000,000 over
Officials predicted the figure
would reach’$70,000,000,000 this
Since the 1933 depression low
the report said, the national in
come has bounded upward more
swiftly than prices, producing
“a much enlarged real purchas
ing power of individuals.”
From 1933 to 1936, it con
tinued, the national income
climbed 38 per cent, while the
cost of living advanced only
eight per cent.
ine report listed per capita
income of employes last year at
$1,244—$58 over 1935 and 88.4
per cent of the 1929 figure.
At $41,250,000,000 last year,
total compensation to employes
increased 14 per cent over 1935
and was 16.5 per cent of aggre
gate national income. The labor
share of total national income in,
1936 was the highest on record,
comparing with 66.4 per cent of
the total in 1935 and 65.5 per
cent in 1929.
Dividends last year td
$4,573,000,000. About 50
cent over the preceding year,!
23 per cent under 1929. Df
ends comprised 7.4 per cenl|
the national income last yt^
compared with 5.6 per cent in
1935 and 7.6 per cent in 1929.
Among individual producers
of income in 1936, the largest
was manufacturing, which pro
vided $14,253,000,000. The gov
ernment was next with $9,243,
000,000, inclusive of work re
llief wages.
The income figures were for
“income paid out”—that paid
for wages dividends, interest,
royalties, rent, and similar costs.
“Income produced”—The net
value of all commodities pro
duced and services rendered dur
ing the year—totaled $63,799.
000,000 in 1931, or $1,143,000,
000 more than income paid out.
This excess of income pro
duced was classified by the
commerce department as “busi
ness sayings.” There were no
such savings between 1930 and
1934, income paid out exceeding
income produced.
Estimating 1937 income paid
out would reach $70,000,000,000
officials said this still would be
substantially under the $78,174,
000,000 listed for 1929.
Should the current rate of in
crease continue through this
year and next, however, they
said the 1929 total would be
reached in 1938. A return to
1929 dollaf income would not
mean restoration of 1929 living
standards, authorities explained
because there has been a sub
stantial increase in population
since the boom year.
Coincident with the gain in na
tional income last year, a Com
merce department credit report
said Americans did more install
ment buying than in 1935.
Of total sales by a selected
group of retailers, installment
transactions comprised 14 per
cent compared with 12.8 in 1935.
Bad debt losses to stores on
installment credit last year, how
ever, were only 1.2 per cent
compared with 1.5 per cent in
them States.”
Cropjs and their conditions
Peaches — 53 per cent of a
normal crop, compared with 48
per cent last yearindicated
production 1,767,000 bushels, as
against 1,558,000 last year.
Wheat — 85 per cent of a
normal crop expected compared
with 61 per cent on the same
date last year; indicated produc
tion 6,648,000 bushels, compar-'
ed with an average crop of a
bout 3,790,000.
Oats — 81 per cent of nor
mal, 27 per cent better than on
the same date last year and four
per cent better than the last 10
year average crop.
Rye — 86 per cent of normal
cotrpared with 66 per cent last
year on the same date; indicated
production 525,000 bushels, com
pared with 390.000 harvested in
1936 and a five-year average
of 486.000.

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