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The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of <_All The TTews”' SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUStTI, 19 31 Vol. 26, No. 25 Price 2 Cents 400 This Year 9 1 130 FRESHMEN WILL ENROLL AS COLLEGE OPENS ON SEPT. '15 ~ Day Students Register Sept. 12 While Boarding Students Will Matricu late Sept. 14. 3 0 INSTRUCTORS WILL SUPERVISE WORK, STUDENTS More Than 20 Students Will Come To Catawba From Other Colleges For Advanced Study. Four hundred students will matric ulate at Catawba College this year, ac cording to Rev. Milton Whitener, ex ecutive secretary who is in charge of the college pending the arrival of Dr. Ffoward R. Omwake, newly elected president, about the middle of Octo ber. Of this number approximately 130 will constitute the freshman class. There will be over 100 sophomores, 80 juniors and 70 seniors, it is estimated. The faculty totals 3 5, which includes 30 instructors. Twenty or more stu dents will journey to Catawba College from other colleges to take advanced wur*. m tne upper classes. Catawba will experience the fewest losses the a violin, fine and inflicm. cal education. Among the new instructors is Frank P. Buck, Salisbury, registered public accountant. The faculty for the 1931-1932 ses sion are as follows: W. A. Lentz, dean of women, Mil ton Whitener, endowment secretary; W. G. Cleaver, registrar and professor of German; Raymond Jenkins, Eng lish; G. G. Ramsey, Chemistry; Mary F. Seymour, biology, physiology and hygiene; Dora L. Cline, librarian; Eu gene Craft, music; C. C. Rice, ro mance languages; B. A. Wentz, phil osophy and psychology; Cora E. Gray, home economics; Brandon Trussed, business administration; D. A. Faust, Bible; J. C. Hadley, education; A. K. Faust, social science; M. L. Braun, physics and mathematics; C. B. Alex ander, associate professor of history; B. J. Lane, associate professor of Eng lish; R. C. Pettigrew, associate pro fessor of English; Fannie B. Harmon, associate professor of biology; Flor ence F. Busby, dramatic art; Clive L. Jenkins, assistant professor of speech; Katherine French, assistant professor of home economics; A. L. Rich, as sistant professor of music; Grace Goodvkoontz, voice; Rob Roy Peery, violin; Frances Batte, physical educa tion for women; Harry Warner, phys lcai cuutauon lor men; riorence A. [Wehr, secretarial science; Frank P. Buck, advanced accounting; Genevieve Rose Faust, music; Mrs. T. Edgar Johnson, elementary education; Lena Rivers Boley. fine and industrial art; Martin Luther Blackwelder, band di rector; Charles B. Moran, coach. Officials of Catawba college are ex pecting the most _ successful year in the life of the college. 6 3-Cent Tax Rate Set For Cabarrus . Concord, Aug. 12.—Cabarrus coun ty’s tax rate for the new fiscal year today was set at 63 cents by county commissioners. This is a reduction of ' 37 cents from this year’s $1 rate. The 63 cents will be divided as fol lows: General fund, 15 cents; county home, 2 cents; interest and sinking | fund, 17 cents, and schools, 29 cents ! The 29 cents to schools will be di vided: State levy, 16 cents; capital outlay, 2 cents, and debt service, 11 cents. Editor Country Gentleman To Visit Rowan ROWAN CLOVER AND LESPEDEZA FIELDS WILL BE INSPECTED Phillip S. Rose, Farm Journalist, Will Come to This County Around Middle Of September. CLOVER GROWTH ON ACID LAND SUBJECT OF EDITOR’S QUEST Yeager’s Article In The Country Gentleman In spires Trip; First Visit In State. Phillips S. Rose, editor-in-chief of The Country Gentleman, will make a visit to Rowan count}- about the mid dle of September, according to infor mation just received by W. G. Yeager, county agent The main purpose of his visit will be to study the successful growth of clover and lespedeza on Rowan’s un limed acid land. \l.. V. » • i a ai utie some time ago !n The Country Gentleman, entitled. "Rowan’s New Way of Fattening Land,” and dealing with the discov ery that clover and lespedeza thrive on unfimed jcid aoik inspir^j tfae fa^g^ Rowan county. He will make a per sonal inspection tour of the various farms in Rowan. This is believed to be the editor’s first trip to North Carolina. He will spend only one day in the state and that will be in Rowan county. No ad dress is scheduled but plans are being made for several informal talks with groups of farmers. Mr. Rose will be the guest of Coun ty Agent Yeager who will conduct him over the county. Prior to the discovery by Mr. Yea ger, the generally accepted theory had been that sweet clover and lespedeza required heavy liming and that the soil in Rowan, which contains a minimum of lime, was not suitable for the growth of these plants. This idea has been discounted and these plants thrive on Rowan soil which has proved to be unusually productive. Log Of Lindberghs’ Vacation Flight (Time is Eastern Standard). MONDAY, JULY 27 3:00 P. M.—Left New York. 4:25 P. M.—Arrived at Washington. TUESDAY, JULY 28 12:30 P. M.—Left Washington. 2:25 P. M.—Arrived at New York. WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 12:50 P. M.—Left New York. 3:20 P. M.—Arrived at North Haven, Maine. THURSDAY, JULY 30 1:06 P. M.—Left North Haven. 4:36 P. M.—Arrived at Ottawa, On tario. FRIDAY, JULY 31 Spent day at Ottawa. SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 9:49 A. M.—Left Ottawa. 2:00 P. M.—Arrived at Moose Fac tory. SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 10:00 A. M.—Left Moose Factory 6:50 P. M.—Arrived at Churchill. MONDAY, AUGUST 3 1:45 P. M.—Left Churchill. 5:00 P. M.—Arrived at Baker Lake. TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 6:45 P. M.—Left Baker Lake for Ak lavik. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 6:05 A. M.—Arrived Aklavik. THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 Spent day at Aklavik. FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 10:30 P. M.—Left Aklavik for Point Barrow. SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 5:00 A. M.—Arrived at Point Bar row, Alaska. TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 Point Barrow to Nome Good ! Morning *■ i Contributions to this column are welcomed. To be available for publica tion, all articles must be short and snappy, accompanied by the name and the address of the au thor. Copy should be typewrit ten and double spaced. Contri butors are requested to keep copy of matter submitted, as the edi tor of this column will not re turn manuscripts. Address com munications: Editor GOOD MORNING, care of The Caro lina Watchman, Salisbury, N. C. EXHAUSTED PATIENCE Madam, said the long suffering man on the street car, "will you please get off my foot?” "Put your foot where it belongs,” she answered testily. "Don’t tempt me, madam, don’t tempt me,” he countered. I HE MOCKING BIRD I Perched up yonder, high in glee. Singing wildly, happily, Notes of love and mystery: Hail, mockingbird. II Sing, oh sing, in rhapsody, Chant thy word so wondrously. Fay of song and melody: Varigated, tho it be, Exponent of ecstacy, Aye, continue endlessly: My mockingbird! A BAD BEGINNING "I must tell you, Edgar, that-1 can not cook.” "But those excellent meals I have had at your house?” "Were all prepared by our cook.” "Do you think we can get her away from your folks when we are mar ried?” WITH VARIATIONS Tess—You can’t believe everything you hear. Bess—No; but you can repeat it. —Answers (London). WHICH GIRL FOR YOU? The girl who kisses often. The girl who kisses any one. The girl who returns a slap for a kiss. The girl who listens to smut. The girl who wise-cracks. The girl who listens to you talk. The girl who has interests the same as you. The girl who drags you to dances. The girl who talks constantly of herself. The girl who dominates. The girl who clings. The independent "dutch treat” girl. DRIFTING "Arc the Blanks getting along any better than they used to?” "Worse. They have twin pews in church now.”—Boston Transcript. i _ HELPFUL "Tell me the truth now, Eric. Who did your home exercise?” "Father.” "Quite alone?” "No, I helped him with it.”—Mus kete (Vienna). THE SPARTAN A man went to his doctor and re quested treatment for his ankle. Af ter a careful examination, the doctor inquired: "How long have you been going about like this?” "Two weeks.” "Why, man, your ankle is broken! How you managed to get around is a marvel. Why didn’t you come to me at first?” "Well, doctor, every time I say something is wrong with me, my wife declares I’ll have to stop smoking.” —Christian Advocate. * THREE NEW WEEKLY FEATURES ARE ADDED TO NEWS SERVICE OF THE CAROLINA WATCHMAN Beginning with this issue, The Car olina Watchman adds to its news service three interesting and distinct ly local features. They are: Rowan Farm Gleanings, a weekly column to be edited and conducted by W. G. Yeager, County Agent. Chamber of Commerce Column, to be prepared weekly by R. E. L. Niel, secretary of the Salisbury Chamber of “Commerce. r Dugout Dope, carrying news of the legion and ex-service men, to be con ducted by the Lance Corporal, a nom de plume for a local legionaire. Mr. Yeager’s weekly column will be of special interest to all farmers and those agriculturally inclined in Rowan County. In addition to being a master farmer, Mr. Yeager has also won a wide reputation for himself as a writer. Some of his writings have been published in The Country Gen tlemen, one of the outstanding agri cultural journals in the world. His articles will appeal directly to the vari ous farm problems and farm activities in Rowan County. Mr. Neil, an old newspaper man himself, an organizer of no mean ability, aind a financial and civic leader, will |^j|^orticles of inter men and civic-niindg^^^^^:,n Coup _ irld war vS^^^^^^p^^^^^H^foexperienced the^^^^T ..^^^^glory of the world war, \7ill write items of Interest to all ex-service men, furnishing them with helpful information from time to time as well as keeping them advis ed as to the activities of the local post of the American Legion. The Carolina Watchman considers itself fortunate to obtain these new features. That they will prove interes ting and valuable to our readers, we feel confident; and it is with a feel ing of pride this announcement is made. Sunday’s Home Town Relents Winona Lake, Ind., Aug. 12.—Billy Sunday’s home town, which for years has barred Sunday amusements in ac cord with the noted Evangelist’s teach ings, has relented to the extent of per mitting Sunday bathing. Followers of Sunday have, however, threatened to appeal to the board of directors of In diana institutions on the ground that the new ordinance desecrates the Sab bath. PREFERS INFIRMARY LIFE Tiffin, Ohio, Aug. 12.—Bennett F. Smith, an inmate of the Seneca Coun ty Infirmary, refused to leave "home” after inheriting a $22,000 fortune. Since he became "wealthy,” Smith has paid the infirmary $20 a month for board and room. He lives as simply as the other in mates. RE-ELECT LAWRENCE N. C. LABOR HEAD Labor Opposes Short Bal lot; Recommends Eight Hour Day, Five Day Week For State Employ es. Greensboro, Aug. 12.—R. R. Law rence, of Winston-Salem, was today re-elected president of the North Car olina State Federation of Labor. The North Carolina Federation of Labor, in annual convention here, placed it self on record against any attempt to repeal or in any way weake- the state ' primary law and also decll ^ oppo- 1 s;tion to "any form of sn '* Jfffosc declaration minted and adopted at the morf^^ buaaess session.' N Ihe report recommended an eight hour, five-day week for all state em ployes and workers on contracts let by the state. It condemned employment of state convicts in competition with free labor and recommended that all prison made goods be so labelled. Establishment of a state commission to function in industry along the lines of the railroad arbitration board was also recommended. _ Other resolutions adopted were: Op pose any attempt to weaken primary laws; favor free text books for schools; urge laws to protect health, life and limb in industry; favor a sur vey of women and minors in industry; demand enforcement of the law re quiring seats for women in stories and factories; favor a state boiler inspec tion law; favor inspection of mills and factories for sanitary conditions, favor strengthening the Australian ballot; favor a modern safety building code; opposition to the sales tax; pledged co operation for proper social legislation; favor regulation of the operation of busses and trucks; request the General Assembly to outlaw the socalled "yel low-dog” contract. Who’s Who In Rowan Cl 1 I OFFICIALS) AMU EMPLOY EES: * B. V. Hedrick, Mayor. J. M. McCorkle, Mayer Pro-tem. J. M. McCorkle, Chairman Finance. C. F. Raney, Chairman Public Works. Max L. Barker, Chairman Public Safety. J. Lindsay Shaver, Chairman Public Welfare. Elizabeth L. Massey, City Clerk and City Cashier. P. S. Carlton, City Attorney. R. Lee Mahaley, City Manager. Mrs. J. Milton Cooper, Secretary to City Manager. G. M. Lyerly, City Tax Collector and City Treasurer. DEPARTMENTAL HEADS: Maurice E. Miller, City Engineer and Water Supervisor. Miss Kate McKay, Bookkeeper Wa ter Department. J. A. Weant, Street Foreman. J. H. Hess, Sanitary Inspector. A. G. Marsh, Superintendent of Cemeteries. W. A. Brown, Chief of Fire De partment. Chas. L. Burkett, Assistant Chief of Fire Department. MEMBERS OF POLICE DEPART MENT: R. L. Rankin, Chief of Police. J. W. Kesler, Assistant Chief of Po lice. H. O. Freese. G. C. Eagle. R. L. Reavis. W. R. Yost. F. C. Talbert. T. M. Surratt. J. D. Poole. J. H. Krider. C. E. Wilhelm. E. T. Barnhardt. M. T. Gibson. J. A. Wagoner. R. K. Johnson. J. A. Whitley. BOARD OF EDUCATION: Stahle Linn, Chairman. C. S. Morris. ; Ed. L. Heilig. FF. P. Brandis. W. O. Ryburn. Sam Carter. A. G. Peeler. Mrs. B. V. Hedrick. D. J. Butler. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS IN BRIEF — f WOMAN ATTACKED Charlotte.—Mrs. Zola Messer Mc Call, of Charlotte, was found lying in a pool of blood near a surburban school with her throat slashed and her face beaten in. SLAYS WIFE, WOUNDS KIDS Hendersonville.—Plato Edney fired a shotbun through the window of his home and killed his wife and wounded two children and then fled into the mountains. The father and mother of Edney said he shot his wife because of jealousy. ROOMS FOR TEACHERS Greensboro. — The local Parent Teacher association has taken the in itiative and is compiling a list of rooms and boarding places and the price charged for teachers during the win ter. The list will be furnished teach ers upon their arrival. MOCCASIN AND YOUNG Greensboro.—R. H. Davis set a hook or a turtle, but when he returned he :ound a water moccasin hooked. The •eptile measured nearly five feet in ength. In addition to a large catfish vhich had been partly digested, the nake’s stomach contained 70 unborn 'Oime snakes. ness deal." _ ed him by taking him to the woods, taking his money and forcing him to walk to town. He is out cash and val uables worth $1,700. PRESENCE PROTESTED Burlington.—Mebane citizens have signed a petition and asked the court to order a man known as "Hardrock and Honey” Webb, alleged divine healer, and his companion, a Mrs. Yates, to leave. Poverty-stricken, ill and worried citizens are reported to have made great sacrifices to obtain money for the so-called fakers. WOMAN ROBBED Asheville.—A pretty woman book keeper alone in the Farmers and Trad ers Bank of Weaverville was held up by two bandits who entered the build ing and escaped with approximately $1,000 in cash. Description of the men tallied with that of the fellows who held up the bank of Weaverville near Asheville a few days ago. PREVETTE ANNOUNCES North Wilkesboro.—J. Talmadge Prevette, one-time candidate for cor poration commissioner on the republi can ticket, and a member of the G. O. P. Executive committee for the past ten years, has announced his can didacy for the marshalship for the middle federal district of North Caro lina. The appointment will be made next January. Grange Ritualism Subject Of Talk By Ohio Teacher Dr. Alfred Vivian, instructor of Ohio State Agricultural college, will deliver an address on "Ritualism of the Grange,” at the high school Friday night, according to an announcement by W. G. Yeager, county agent. Dr. Vivian is said to be an unusual ly capable speaker. Ffe will illustrate his lecture with pictures. A large number of grange members are expect ed to attend. The meeting will begin at 8 o’clock. On Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, a soil meeting will be held on the farm of C. A. Brown, Cleveland. An ad dress by Dr. Vivian will feature the assembly. Maybe the reason so few women play soltaire is because they can’t kick themselves on the shins.