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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina Carolina Watchman "The Watchman ^Carries a Summary of ^All The TSfavs” Founded 1832~100th Year SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 8, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 15 Price 2 Cents Rowan Board Of Elections To Meet April 16th 0 9»9H°D *q*«'D ‘iLit-iqn 0 0 0 0 COLTRANE DECLINES N. Y. U. OFFER -; REJECTS TEACHING FELLOWSHIP WITH N. Y. UNIVERSITY Proffer Came Unsolicited To Superintendent Of Salisbury School System. IN HOSPITAL NOW RECOVERING FROM ATTACK OF FLU Mr, Coltrane Came To Salisbury Three Years Ago; Elected President Of N. C. Educational Association. E. J. Coltrane, superintendent of the city schools, has declined an offer to teach in New York university. . When interviewed Thursday by a representative of The Watchman at the Salisbury hospital where he has been for the past ten days following an attack of the flu, Mr. Coltrane stated that this offer had been tender ed him some time ago, but that he had declined it after giving it thoughtful consideration. me orrer was in tne nature or a I caching feliomrshipr in ram ilJtiay i lii cation, covering educational work of high schools. The offer was unsolicit ed. Mr. Coltrane was taken ill with flu almost two weeks ago, entering the hospital ten days ago He is recuperat ing nicely but is still a very sick man. Mr. Coltrane came to Salisbury three years ago as superintendent of the city schools. During 1930-1931 he served as president of the North Carolina Educational Association and the year immediately preceding was vice pres ident of that body. He is now chair man of the committee on public rela tions of the N. C. Educational asso ciation. Legion Meeting Be Staged At Peeler’s Lake] On Tuesday night, April 12 th, the regular monthly meeting of the Sam uel C. Hart Post American Legion No. 14 will be held at Peeler’s Lake on the Albemarle highway near Granite Quarry. This meeting is being held at Peeler’s Lake for the purpose of inter-1 esting all ex-service men in Eastern Rowan, in the Legion and the local * Post, and to give those who have never kolnnon/1 In irw-i ok ♦- Vrm * -<=> --O--~ - .. of the Legion. The meeting will open promptly at 7:30, brief reports of urgent importance will be herad, after which the meeting will adjourn. At some period during the evening the Flag Escort will put on a short exhibition drill in full uniform, this being their first appearance for the season 1932 in uniform. All ex-service men in the section are urged and especially invited to be present, whether Legionnaires or not. They are under no obligations by at tending, and are assured that the Sam uel C. Hart Post will appreciate hav ing them attend. Members are urged to attend and ararnige to bring as many non-members as possible. Barbe cue and refreshments will be served after the meeting to all members, and guests. There will be no charge for anything. Be there and bring a Buddy. GOVERNMENT SENDS FLOUR Fayetteville—Two carloads of flour have been donated by the United States government to the Cumberland county Red Cross chapter for use in unemployment relief. The flour will be turned over to the emergency re lief committee here. It will be stored free of charge by the Aberdeen and Rockfish railroad. f 1 ... <1 Good Morning - NOT SAFE YET I’ve offered hand and heart to janes Of high and low degree, To blondes, brunettes, the rich, the poor; I’ve tried them all, b’gee! But every bloomin’ time the skirt Will look at me and frown And clear her throat and >oss her head And firmly turn me down. They’ve turned me down so many times s I’ve more than merely guessed They think poor me a sheet or quilt And habit does the rest At least I’m pretty sure of this— I’d lay a modest bet— That somehow I’ve convinced the janes As blankets go, I’m wet. Oh, well, it doesn’t bother me That I have been refused By janes of high and low degree; I’m rather more amused, In fact, the only haunting fear That lurks beneath my crown Is this: Suppose I rush some wren Who doesn’t turn me down! —C.S.H. | Mother—Daughter, (fear, your boy friend brought you home rather late last night. Daughter—Yes, mother, did the noise disturb you? Mother—‘No, but the silence did. From the Colorado Lookout. Susie—What are you knitting? Lottie—Something to cheer up the boys. Susie—Why, you silly thing, the war is over. Lottie—This is a bathing suit for me, dear. Social Worker—Do you believe in the transmogrification of souls? Fisherman—No. I likes ’em fried in the reg’lar way. Teacher—Now, Johnny, what did Caesar exclaim when Brutus stabbed him? Johnny—Ouch. PROOFS OF SERVITUDE Station Sergeant: “Are you mar ried?” Prisoner: "No sir.” Officer: "He’s a liar, sergeant. When we searched him we found in his pockets a clipped recipe for curing croup, a sample of silk, and two un posted letter# in a woman’s handwrit ing a week old.”—Bennington Banner. TOO MUCH DIGGING "My speech was rather lengthy, I am afraid,” said the young statesman; "but I assure you that it contains numerous gems of thought.” "Perhaps,” replied Senator Sorghum. "But I have never allowed myself to take the slighest interest in these stories of buried treasure.”—Washington Star. Appeal—Why was Baumhogger so opposed to marrying in haste? Sasse—He always said if he had any repenting to do he didn’t want so much leisure. HUMOR "Yes, Sailor, I believe you, Every word you say: Because you really mean that You’ll come back some day. You whisper love’s sweet nothings Into my eager ears; You’ll swear that you’ll be true Through the coming years. You’ll kiss me for the last time— Then close the door; I’ll recall some time tomorrow That I’ve heard that line before!!! From the Tennessee Tar. CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR I—, ■ ■■ —l J. C. B. EHRINGHAUS ft ft ft ft ft USB*..■SggBBgggg!.. A. J. MAXWELL * i’e * * * FOR LIEUT. GOV. A. H. GRAHAM Jr :!* s»* The Watchman is carrying in this issue the pictures of several of the candidates for state offices. Cuts of R.\ R. Reynolds, candidate for the senate and of R. T. Fountain, candi date for governor, have not been re ceived although a request has been made for each. These, together with other pictures of candidates, will be run in The Watchman as they are re ceived and as the campaign progress es. FOR SENATE - CAMERON MORRISON *•* *!' n’ 'f I ■.— ■" -■" 1 1 ' ==1 TAM BOWIE * * * * * FRANK GRIST MILL DIRECTOR RESIGNS Albemarle—The resignation of S. H. Hearne from the board of direc tors of the Efird Manufacturing com pany has been announced. Mr. Hearne was succeeded by A. K. Winget, Gas ton county man, who will become head of the Albemarle, concern Mon day, succeeding H. L. Horton, as pres ident. Who’s Who In Rowan OFFICERS, EAST SALISBURY, COUNCIL NO. 38 JR. O. U. A. M. E. L. Clark, Jr. past councilor. Lee Ingold, councilor. L. M. Beaver, vice councilor. G. W. Bost, recording secretary. W. B. Hartman, assistant secretary. A. A. McCormack, financial secre tary. G. W. Bost, treasurer. E. L. Keith, warden. J. L. Bogle, conductor. F. P. Cauble, inside sentinel. W, L. Albright, outside sentinel. J. R. Hooker, Jr., chaplain. Trustees: E. F. Weddington, W. W. Stuttz, W. D. Morgan. \ WADESBORO MAN ANNOUNCES Wadesboro — Charles B. Caudle, young Wadesboro attorney, announc ed himself yesterday as a candidate for representative from Anson county in the next General Assembly. He will probably be opposed by F. E. Thomas, who is seeking re-election. Mr. Caudle is a son of the late T. L. Caudle, who died in 1930 during his term of office as president of the North Carolina Bar association. He graduated fronj Wake Forest in 1930 and obtained his law license the same year. \ ....11 ' NORTH CAROLINA NEWS IN BRIEF NEGRO GETS U YEARS Sanford—Hughie McDonald was sentenced here Friday to a term of 15 years in state’s prison, charged with assault upon Mrs. D. H. Wilburn, an aged white lady. SERIOUSLY WOUNDED Asheville—Allison Honton, county high school student, was in a critical condition from knife wounds, and Orville Allen, 17, ;a schoolmate, was in jail as the result of an argument over a football game, Friday. GAS TAX DOES NOT APPLY Raleigh—According to a decision of Judge W. A. Devin in Wake superior court, a municipal government is not required to pay tax on gasoline used by it. An appeal is- carried to supreme court. BLOCKADER DIES Tarboro — Ashley Moore, alleged blockader shot by deputy sheriff here last Monday, died Wednesday. Deputy Watson was himself wounded in the gun battle between the two, but has been exonerated from blame POSSE HUNTS MURDERER •' -rsitordratBiWBwteaw-'" A fwnrfaw than 3 0 men - has been combing the woods in this section to locate Everett Wiles, charged with killing on last Thursday C. A. Wyatt, constable of Rock Creek township. Wiles has not been located as yet. STATE OFFICIALS FREED Raleigh—In a decision handed down by the supreme court, memibers of the North Carolina corporation commis sion and John Mitchell, former chief bank examiner, were cleared of the in dictment charging them with guilt in connection with the Asheville bank crash. _£_ POU’S SECRETARY KILLED Liberty—M. C. Williamson, 35, secretary to Congressman Pou, met death Friday in Washington city when two buses collided, killing one and se riously injuring 12. Williamson for several years worked with the state highway commission. His widow and small son survive. TAX ASSESSMENT CASE Rutherfordton—The Henrietta mills has appealed for a reduction in its tax assessment, the hearing to be in Ral eigh on the 8 th. The case is being watched with interest, as the 14 other textile plants of the county will also urge reduction in event the mill wins its appeal Real estate, it is said, will have added burden shifted its way if corporations find the relief they seek. HOPES FOR LIFE TERM Raleigh—Ernest Herrin, 22-year old negro, who has witnessed 15 con demned men, including his brother, take the few short steps from state’s prison death-room to the electricution chamber smiled broadly when he was told that he would not be executed today. He believes that the governor will commute his sentence to life im prisonment. Herring was convicted with his brother for the murder of F. F. Newton, aged poscmoster, of Kerr. YOUNCE ACQUITTED Lexington — George A. Younce, former solicitor of this district, was acquitted last Saturday of the charge brought against him in connection with the death of Sheriff James A. Leonard here 'in February. Younce and W. F. Brinkley were indicted for the sheriff’s death after a second cor oner’s inquest, reversing the evidence given in the first inquest. A charge of perjury is yet to be tried, in which both men are implicated. A "pint” of liquor is at the bottom of Lexington’s fatal tragedy, in which court officers and county officials had a part. REGISTRARS AND JUDGES WILL BE NAMED FOR COUNTY Complete Lineup For All 3 2 Precincts Will Be Ap pointed And Plans Made For Primary. REPUBLICANS MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PRIMARY In That Case, Judges And Registrars Will Likely Be All Democrats; Other Election Data Given. The board of elections of Rowan county will meet Saturday, April 16, to appoint registrars and judges for each of the 32 precincts in this coun ty. Unless the republicans enter this pri mary June 4, all judges will be demo crats and it will be an all-democrat ic elections machinery that will be set up to supervise the democratic voting. In 19JO the republicans broke their ed in the primary. George M. Pritch ard in that voting won the nomina tion for United States senator. But this year Jake F. Newell of Charlotte apparently has the nomination won in the regularly accepted manner of re ceiving a republican nomination—by action of the state convention, which meets at Charlotte Thursday of next week. The Friday following the organiza tion meeting,—Friday, April 22—is , the last day for filing candidacies for state, congressional apd district offic es, and eight days later—'April 30— registration books open at 9 o’clock and remain open each Saturday until sunset, through May 21. May 20 is the last day for filing can didacies for the state house of repre sentatives and senate and local offices. Candidates and campaign committees must file preliminary statements of campaign expenditures not later than May 25. May 28 is challenge day at the- polls and June 4 is the first pri mary date. It is on Saturday. Monday following the primary the board of elections meets at 11 o’clock to re ceive the official election returns. June 24 is the last day for the fil ing of final statements of campaign expenditures. The second primary, if it is necessary, will be held July 2 and three days later the board receives the official returns of this primary, in the event it is held. Legion Auxiliary To Sell Poppies Here May 28th . ■ .. ... ./ May 28 is the annual Poppy Day of the American Legion and following a custom of many years the Legion Aux iliary will conduct the sale of flowers here on that date. The proceeds from the sale of pop pies in Salisbury and vicinity will go for the support of the patients in the hospital at Oteen and for the relief of the many disabled veterans and their dependents in Rowan county. ATTENDS SCHOOL REGULARLY Shelby—Rueral Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Jones of No. 1 town ship, has not missed a day from school in five years. Hdlly Springs school in No. 1 township closed last week and among the pupils there were five who had not missed a single day during the present school year, but the Jones boy holds a record of not having missed a day in five years, the best one of all.