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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina The Carolina Watchman '"The Watchman Carries a -Summary of o40 The hiews” Founded 1832~99th Year _SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1931 : ' City Schools Open Sept. 10th; County, 7th DATE TENTATIVE AS TO THE CITY SCHOOLS; AWAIT BUDGET 0. K. Spencer Schools To Open Tuesday, Sept. 8 While East Spencer Begins On The 7 th. LONG TERMS IN COUNTY SEPT. 7; SHORT OCT. 26 Elementary Schools Lose 15 Teachers; Salisbury Has 112 Teachers And County 267. Thursday, September 10th, is the date tentatively set for the opening of the city schools. Long term schools in the county will open September 7th and the short term schools in the county will open Oc tober 26. Pending the adoption of the school budget by the city council, a definite date will not be set for the opening ol the city schools. Teachers of the city schools will ar rive in Salisbury September 7. Theii first meeting will be on Tuesday, Sep tember 8.„ Tuesday, September 8th. ^ East Spencer schools will open on Monday, September 7.' Preliminary figures indicate Salisbury schools will have 90 white instructors and 22 colored, making a total of 112. Spencer will have 28 white teachers and no colored. East Spencer will have 11 white and 11 colored, making a total of 22. In the county, not including Salis bury. Spencer and East Spencer, there are 94 schools, 59 white and 3 5 color ed. The white schools will have 214 white instructors and 5 3 colored. Thirty-nine white teachers will teach high school grades and 175 elementary in the white schools in the county. There are no colored high schools in the county. All of the 53 colored in structors are in the elementary grades. Salisbury, Spencer and East Spencer constitute the special charter districts in the county. Compared with last year’s figures, there was a reduction in number of 15 elementary teachers in the county. Under the new school plan, inaugu rated by the 1931 state legislature when it ordered the state to take con trol of the schools, four one-teacher schools in Rowan county have been eliminated. These are: Fisher, in Franklin township; Saw, in China Grove township; Biltmore, in Gold Hill township; and Dent’s Mountain, in Steele townshio. The1 state board also ordered the consolidation of the Lowerstone and Fisher schools in Gold Hill township with the Rockwell schools. In eight white schools, and one col ored school, teachers have been reduc ed from two to one each, as follows: White, Patterson, Mill Bridge, Sum- | ner, Jackson College, Sloop in Litaker township, Kluttz and Menius, Hamil ton, and Rowan Academy; colored, Sumner. In Salisbury, the same number of teachers, as far as county and state funds are concerned, will be employed this year. Several special teachers, paid for entirely by city funds, will be dis continued, it is understood, but the number, 120, affected by county and state funds, remains unchanged. The present allotment calls for only 112, it is stated, but eight more colored teachers are to be added. Lindberghs Near End Of Flight Tokyo, Aug. 19.—Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh are winging their way to Nemuro on the next to the last leg of their aerial vacation flight from the United States to Japan. MUSIC HATH CHARMS She (dining)—Seems to me we don’t hear so much jazz in the res taurants. He—No, and as a consequence we hear more soup.—Boston Transcript. URGE THIS ON YOUR UKE "Corn in the barn, Poultry in the yard, Meat in the smokehouse, Barrel full of lard. "Milk in the dairy, Butter in the bowl, Coffee in a little sack, Sugar in the gourd.” HE MEANT THAT The twins had been brought to be christened. "What names?” asked the clergy man. "Steak and Kidney,” the father an swered. "Bill, you fool,” cried the mother, "it’s Kate and Sydney.”—Bystander. AND A SECOND "Fourth for bridge!” "Okay!” "That’s great! Now all we need’: a third.”—Dartmouth Jack o’ Lan tern. TO TEST A FELLER’S Make a touch. Smoke his pipe. Don't laff at his jokes. Shave with his razor. Borrow his car. Flirt with his wife. Throw rocks in the water While he fishes for trout. And if he remains serene Never offend him again For he is a friend— Or cuck-koo. If money is to business, What blood is to the heart, Then let’s keep it in circulation Sfr * * If a little money, Is the root of all evil, Then let’s have a little money. TOUCH AND GO "How did you find your date at the dance last night when the lights went out?” "I picked her out by the Braille system.”—S. C. Wampus. OR HER PLACE, EITHER "Do you know your wife is telling around that you can’t keep her in clothes?” "That’s nothing. I bought her a home and I can’t keep her in that, either.”—Boston Transcript. WHAT CAUSED HARD TIMES? Judge Hubbard, of Iowa, says it is the existence of corporations. George Gould says it is the hostility to corporations. The farmer says it is the low price of wheat. The silver men say it is the action of Wall Street. The Wall Street men say it is the action of the silver men. The manufacturer says it is the fear of free trade. The consumer says it is the tariff. The debtor says it is the creditor. The creditor says it is the debtor. The Democrats say it is the Repub licans. The Republicans say it is the Dem ocrats The Populists say it is both. The preacher says it is the devil. Now what have you got to say about it?—Exchange. THIS ENGLISH LANGUAGE Patient: "Is the doctor in?” Attendant: "No, he’s out for lunch.” Patient: "Will he be back after lunch?” Attendant: "No, that’s what he went out for.” G. 0. P. CANDIDATE FOR SENATE WAS VISITOR IN CITY WEDNESDAY; FEELS CONFIDENT OF NOMINATION W. H. Jordan, newspaper publisher and farmer. Republican candidate for the United States senate, spent yester day in Salisbury making a survey pre liminary to an intensive campaign be fore the primary next spring. His only opponent so far is Jake Newell, Char lotte attorney. When interviewed by a representa tive of The Watchman, Mr. Jordan stated that he intended to visit every county in the state before the cam paign is concluded. "I feel confident I will be nominat ed,” Mr. Jordan stated. "Since the an nouncement of my candidacy several davs ago I have received approximate - lv 1,000 letters, tendering congratu lations and pledging support. 1 have already visited six or eight counties and the prospects are very encourag • >> ing. "I am opposed to liquor. If nomi nated and elected, I shall support the prohibition amendment with every ounce of my strength,” he told The Watchman representative. "This law should be enforced in an educational wav. North Carolina voted over 44, 000 majority for state prohibition and today would double that majority many rimes^ he commented. Mr. ' voted' mamPWumnsofhispape!^P|U this progr4n. "As ye j/ould that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them,” is the slogan of his campaign. This slogan he has carried on the masthead of his newspapers many years. Mr. Jordan conferred with some of CANDIDATE _ _ W. H. Jordan the political leaders yesterday in Snlis bury and Rowan county. Mr. Jordan lives on his farm in Ef land, Orange county. He is the fathei of nine children. He is president an< Manager of The North Carolina News ger, and the Golden Rule Chain of weekly newspapers Several of his chil dren are in the newspaper work in North Carolina. Much of his life has been devoted to the cause of temper ance. He was also one of the first sup porters of Woman Suffrage. MAJOR MAX L. BARKER JOINS CIRCULATION AND AD DEPTS. OF THE CAROLINA WATCHMAN , Major Max L. Barker has joined the staff of The Carolina Watchman. He will be in charge of the circulation department of The Watchman and wijl also handle advertising. Directed by Major Barker, an inten sive circulation campaign is being put on to further swell the rapidly grow ing circulation list of The Watchman. Circulation crews will cover the en tire county. Over 100 new subscrip tions were received Monday. Each home in the city and county will be canvassed systematically. The subscription price for one year is one dollar or two dollars for three years. This means for one dollar each sub scriber will receive 52 copies of The Watchman or for two dollars a total of 156 papers. The Watchman considers itself for tunate in obtaining the services of Ma jor Barker. Mr. Barker was for 20 years connected with the legal department of the Southern Railway company. For eight years he was register of deeds of Rowan county. He is at present a member of the City Council. He was at one time connected with an adver tising agency in Virginia, and has also solicited advertising locally on special contract jobs. For a number of years Mr. Barker has been active in city and county af fairs. He is well known over the coun ty. He will fit in excellently in this new work. Mr. Barker’s addition to The Watch man staff is in line with the program of growth and expansion outlined by the publishers. It is our purpose to leave nothing undone in the building of a substantial and worthwhile week ly newspaper for Rowan county. MAN, 88, CELEBRATES BY WALKING 17 MILES London, Aug. 19.—George Barker celebrated his eighty-eighth birthday by walking 17 miles without pausing once for a rest. Who’s Who In Rowan TOWN OF SPENCER OFFICIALS M. L. Kiser, Mayor-Recorder. W. H. Shannon, Town Clerk. J. E. Connell, Treasurer-Chairman Fi nance Committee. Stokes Devereux, Chairman Streets and Lights. W. T. Curlee, Chairman Water and Sewer. C. R. Withers, Chairman Fire, Sani tary and Ordinance. W. H. Shannon, Chairman Parks and Playgrounds. J. E. Vick, Chairman Police. P. S. Carlton, Attorney. John C. Kesler, Prosecuting Attorney. R. G. Strickland, Tax Collector. G. C. Evans, Chief of Police and Sup erintendent of Water Works. BOARD OF EDUCATION: M. L. Kiser, Chairman. W. P. Neisteis J. E. Vick. W. G. Lloyd. J. D. Carter. J. W. Beam. W. T. Curlee. TOWN OF EAST SPENCER OFFICIALS F. R. Sifford, Mayor. C. C. Kirk, Secretary and Treasurers J. H. Blackwelder, Clerk. S. B. Jordan. W. E. Harkey. W. O. Murphey, Chief of Police. J. H. Blackwelder, Fire Chief. BOARD OF EDUCATION: Dr. T. W. Seay, Chairman. R. L. Gobble. E. E. Horne. G. H. Boger. S. R. Secrest. —n NORTH CAROLINA NEWS IN BRIEF MRS. JULIUS I. FOUST Greensboro—"Mrs. Julius I. Foust, wife of the president of North Caro lina college for Women, died in her 60th year. She had been ill for several weeks. Her husband and her onLy son were at the bedside when the end came. OGLESBY HELD FOR MURDER New Bern—Allen T. "Devil” Ogles by, alias Jas. C. Thomas, is being held in jail without the privilege of bond in the connection with the killing of John F. Peel, Pamlico county coast guardsman. Three other men are im plicated in the case with Oglesby. BOARD DENIES PLEA Goldsboro — The Wayne county board of education met and unani mously refused to reinstate vocation al agricultural teachers in county schools after hearing petitions from representatives of the schools where agriculture has been taught. HAS 106th BIRTHDAY Concord—"Grandma” Huneycutt, known and loved by hundreds, pass ed her 106th birthday at her humble ■ little home here. She has one daugh ' ter, Mrs. Lizzie Morgan, 75, who 1 takes care of her. Mrs. Huneycutt was ■ born in Union county. 18,600 pairs of shoes to be used in the state penal and correctional institu tions to Efird’s Department Store, Hudson-Belk company and the Ashe ville army store. Prices ranged from $1.20 to $2.10 per pair. STUDENTS MAY SMOKE Winston-Salem—If women students smoke at home with the consent of their parents, they will be allowed to smoke at Salem college, Moravian school for women here, the board of trustees has ruled. A room and a time for smoking will be provided at the college. FALLS IN OCEAN Elizabeth City—Capt. Linsandro Garay was rescued from the wave lashed wreckage of his airplane off the coast of North Carolina. He had been in the water 36 hours following his failure to complete a non-stop trip from New York to Tegucigalpa, Hon duras. DOG HALTS ATTACK Southern Pines—A negro entered the home of Mrs. Etta Day here but failed in an attempt to assault her when a collie dog attacked him. The aged mother of Mrs. Day was knock ed down by the negro as he made his escape. The intruder had removed a screen from the window to gain ad mittance. NEGROES SHOT Concord—Three Concord negroes were wounded, one of them seriously, when Jake Catledger and Arthur Brown, watermelon peddlers from South Carolina, opened fire with a shot gun on the Concord-Kannapolis highway. The peddlers say the negroes had stolen some melons from their truck. $50,000 DAMAGE SUIT Winston-Salem —1 Charles Ashby Penn, Jr., of Reidsville, and the American Tobacco company were named defendants in a suit filed in superior court by Mrs. Calvin Beck, who asks $50,000 for the death of her husband, who was killed in an au tomobile accident several months ago. The complaint alleges that Penn was driving a high-powered automobile in fa reckless manner and that he had been drinking. On January 1st, last, there were in the world 35,805,632 automobiles, and 26,697,398 of these were in the Unit ed States. WARRANT CL. 1GES S. R. SECREST WITH RACE PREFERENCE Is Indicted In Federal Court; Bond Placed At $500 Which Is Posted. CASE WILL LIKELY BE CALLED AT THE OCTOBER SESSION Registrar Is Accused Of Violating U. S. Statute Based On 15 th Amend ment To Constitution. S. R. Secrest, Democratic registrar in East Spencer at the last general elec tion, has been indicted in federal court on a charge of violating the United States Criminal Code relating to the prevention of a person from register ing and voting on account of "race, color, or previous condition of servi tude.” The warrant was served recently on Mr. Secrest by Deputy Marshall Gor man. Mi. Secrest was placed under a $500.00 bond which was immediately arranged. Mr. Secrest was registrar in the East Spencer precinct in 1924 and again in 1930. The indictment relates only to the acts of the registrar in 1930. The law on which the indictment is based is as follows: "All citizens of the United States WJyli r^t, Cicy, 7 district, municipality, ^Pother torial subdivision, shall be entitled to " " and allowed to vote at all such elec tions, without distinction of race, col or, or previous condition of servitude; any constitution, law, custom, usage, or regulation of any state, territory, or under its authority, to the contrary notwithstanding.” This statute carries into effect the Hth amendment of the constitution of the United States by preventing dis crimination on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. This case will probably be tried, at the October term of Federal court which convenes in Salisbury about the middle of October. Mr. Secrest is one of the leading cit tizens of East Spencer. He has been employed by the Southern Railway Company for a number of years. He is at the present time a member of the school board of the town of East Spen cer. Mr. Secrest, when interviewed Wed nesday night by a representative of The Watchman, stated that he had not intentionally violated any law, state or national. Mrs. Lafollette Dies Washington, Aug. 19.—Mrs. Belle Case LaFollette, "the counselor” of one of America’s foremost • political fami lies, died here late Tuesday as she had lived, in the background of her fam ous menfolks. The 72-year-old widow of "Fightin’ Bob” whose son and hers she saw take his senate seat, failed to rally from an operation for an intestional ailment. Until yesterday, but few persons had known she was in the hospital. Both sons—the senator and Gov. Philip LaFollette of Wisconsin—were at her bedside when the end came. Luther League Meet Statesville, Aug. 19.—The 11th an nual convention of the Luther league of North Carolina opened Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran church, with an unusually large registration. The 150 Luther leagues of the state were rep resented by between 175 and 200 young people. BANK DEFUNCT, THIEVES FIND Diggins, Mo., Aug. 19.—A gang of robbers who broke into the recently closed Diggins bank found out that the institution really is defunct. They spent several hours opening a big safe, only to find it was empty.