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m The Carolina Watchman m "The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The TTews” Founded 1832-lOOth Year SALT®- ?RY, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 15, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 16 Price 2 Cents = -. .- ■ Good Morning A MATTER OF TASTE She rouged her lips. The merest glance Would tell you that; There was no chance You’d overlook The gaudy paste She smeared so thick— Alas, her taste! She rouged her lips. Her mother knew, But let it pass, As mothers do. In fact, she, too, Daubed lips with paste As daughter did— Alas, HER taste! She rouged her lips. There came to call A handsome youth— And did he fall! He kissed her—gosh! Then fled in haste With puckered mouth— Alas, HIS taste! New Neighbor—Have you any brothers and sisters, dear? Margery—I had a brother, but we’re divorced. Neighbor—Divorced ? Margery—Yes, pa’s got Jackie and ma’s got me. A. D. 6000 Spiritualistic lady has just called up her husband, who is dead: Lady: "John, dear, is that you?” John: "Yes, my dear.” Lady: "John, are you happy?” ECONOMICS AND ECONOMY Well, it just seems that in our late period of prosperity we paid more and got less of things like— Shoulder cuts, Shoes, Socks, Washing machines, Dresses, Rice. Now we are going through depres sion and we pay less and must buy more often things like— Shoulder cuts, Shoes, Socks, Washing machines, Dresses, Rice. —Martha Megean. Host—Then you did get here to night, after all? Absent-minded Professor—Yes, I meant to forget to come but I for got to forget it. Nowthen—What is that steam com ing up over the football stadium? Afterall—Oh, that is caused by the hot mamas sitting on the cool, damp concrete. Crummet—Mrs. Pajam says she gets all her cooking recipes from the ra dio. Swaffer—That explains it! Every thing I ever ate at her house tasted of static.—The Pathfinder. HIS DISEASE When a fellow’s nerves are jumpy And his heart is kind o’ thumpy And he’s acting peeved and grumpy Like a bear; When his brows are corrugated And he acts exasperated And his thoughts are complicated, Don’t despair. When a fellow’s speech is snappy And his manner’s quite unhappy And his disposition’s scrappy As a Jap; When he slams the doors and mum bles, Has the fidgets, growls and grumble: grumbles Deep and low like thunder rumble Hold your trap. Such a chap may rouse suspicion Of his safe and sane condition Due, perhaps, to mal-nutrition In the bloke, But allay your apprehension, There’s no danger worthy mention, What he needs to ease his tension Is a smoke. Help For Closed Banks Believed Near HOOD CONFIDENT OF FEDERAL AID FOR THIS STATE Reconstruction Finance Corporation Has For warded Blanks To Com missioner Hood. DOZEN CLOSED BANKS IN N. C. TO RECEIVE AID Money Will Be Loaned At Six Per Cent Interest and Disbursed Through Li quidation Division. Gurney P. Hood, state commission er of banks, has expressed confidence that hitches in the way of obtaining Reconstruction Finance corporation loans for expediting payments to cred itors of closed banks has been ironed out. Ihe commissioner has just received the first batch of application forms from the federal agency, and states that the department was in position to expected action inside V i At a meeting of the advlsbry bank ing commission, Commissioner Hood was authorized to proceed with nego tiating the closed bank loans and im medately submitted a test application. The application was accompanied by a ruling from Attorney General Dennis G. Brummitt to the effect that the commissioner had legal authority to pledge assets of the banks on the same basis as an ordinary receiver. When nothing was heard from the application, and South Carolina passed a special act authorizing the pledging of closed bank assets, the department became apprehensive that a special ses sion of the North Carolina assembly might be necessary to obtain relief for depositors from the federal agency on account of the silence of the statutes on the point covered by the attorney general’s ruling. Receipt of the application forms were taken as indication at the hank ing department that the way was clear, and work was started on applications for all banks with assets which it be lieved the R. F. C., will accept as col lateral. Commissioner Hood hopes money will be loaned at six per cent interest and will be disbursed through the liquidation division of the banking department. MILLER, RUSSELL, HOFFMAN ENTER COUNTY CONTESTS During the past week three candi dates tossed their hats into the ring for county offices. They were: Cal L. Miller, sheriff, present in cumbent. S. A. Russell, auditor, Salisbury business man and accountant. Mr. Russell is a newcomer in Rowan coun ty politics and has never held public office. John E. Hoffman, at present a member of the board of county com missioners, is a farmer of Franklin township. SCHOOL BUS FATAL ACCIDENT ; Pittsboro—Wilbur Hatcher, 15 year old Pittsboro school student, was ; instantly killed last Thursday when the driver of the bus lost control of the bus as it rolled backward down a 15-foot embankment. Thirty children were in the bus, 13 of the number re ceiving injuries. Faulty brakes is assign ed as the cause. The state patrol is now busy looking after testing brakes or school buses, having found a large pel cent of the number examined as faul ty. EDITORIAL Salisbury will soon lose another leader. Acceptance by E. J. Coltrane, superintendent for the past three years of the city schools, of a position with the National Education Association of Washington, forcibly brings to our attention one outstanding thought: the high standards our educational institutions have enjoyed the past few years must be maintained. Under the leadership of A. T. Allen, T. Wingate An drews, Guy Phillips and E. J. Coltrane, the schools of our city during the past decade have been second to none in the state. These men have been recognized in North Caro lina as leaders in the educational world. Honors bestowed upon them from time to time by state institutions and or ganizations bear out the statement. Competent, sincere, and qualified in every respect, these men have outlined and ex ecuted commendable educational programs. And during this period of time, they l^ave assembled and organized a corp of assistants and teachers of which any city might be justly proud. Through the foresight and vision of the city council, the board of education and the tax payers of Salisbury, we have erected and maintained school buildings, equipment and fa cilities sufficient to carry on and conduct an educational system that affords to every child the opportunity to de velop himself into a man; a school system that any one can In selecting a successor to Superintendent Coltrane we have no des’re to dictate or suggest who should fill the va cancy; we are interested in no particular individual. Our interest is focused around one thought: that is, that his suc cessor be a man of the type and ability of Allen, Andrews, Phillips and Coltrane. And it is our opinion the board will not have to go beyond the city faculty to find such a man. -—— -—-■ “ i House Committee’s Economy Plan Proposed Appropriation Cuts 1. Independent Offices—Vocational education - $1,728,805 2. Department of Commerce _ 4,075,000 3. Department of Agriculture --—----- 23,088,924 4. Interior Department ----- 6,000,000 5. Justice _---- Undecided 6. Labor- Undecided 7 State Undecided 8. Treasury _ 2 5,000,000 9. Postoffice Department- Undecided 10. War Department - 20,720,000 11. Navy Department - 3,000,000 Proposed Consolidations 1. War and Navy Departments. 2. Bureau of Steamboat Inspecton with Bureau of Navigation. 3. Wireless enforcement division with Radio Commission. J. All health services with Public Health Servce. 5. Retirement (veterans’ administration) with Civil Service Commission. 6. Management of all hospitals under one agency (except Indian hospitals). 7. Merge all business research bureaus under one agency. 8. Consolidate International Boundary Commission on United States and Canada with International Joint Commssion. 9. Consolidate Board of Conciliation with Board of Mediation. Proposed Savings By New Laws Savings 1. Affecting veterans’ administration - .$28,000,000 2. Cut all Federal salaries over $1,000 by 11 per cent 67,000,000 3. Affecting pensions of retired Federal employes, cutting vacations from 30 to 15 days; no civilian vacancies to be filled _________ 10,000,000 4. Eliminate Saturday half holiday —- 2,000,000 5. Charge services of bureaus of foreign and domestic com merce. 6. Increase final patent fee to $3 5. 7. Charge for services of Bureau of Mines. 8. Charge for Services of Bureau of Standards. 9. Radio Commission to charge for licenses. 10. Repeal employment stabilization act - 90,000 11. Kill appropriation for heating plant, Northwest Triangle ... 750,000 12. Abolish Bureau of Efficiency ---- 199,000 13. Transfer functions Personnel Classification Board to Civil Service Commission. 14. Abolish International Water Commission and transfer functions to Mexican Boundary Commission. 15. Abolish Coordinating Service. 16. Abolish Army and Navy Transport Service and Panama Steamship Line. 17. Abolish fish hatcheries and transfer to States. 18. Provide for limitation of Federal salaries. NEW PRESIDENT OF CATAWBA TO ACCEPT HONORS Dr. Shaeffer To Deliver Inaugural Address For New President Of Ca tawba College. STATE LEADERS OF EDUCATION TO BE PRESENT President Qmwake Suc ceeds Late Dr. Hoke; Representatives From More Than 50 Colleges And Universities to Par ticipate. Dr. Howard R. Omwake, former Dean of Franklin and Marshall Col lege, Lancaster, Pa., will be installed here Saturday as president of Cataw ba College. The Rev. Dr. Charles E. Schaeffer of Philadelphia, president of the Gen ing the exercises will be those by Dr. George L. Omwake, president of Ur sinus College, Collegeville, Pa.; Dr. George W. Richards, president of the Reformed Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pa., and Dr. Henry I. Stahr, executive secretary of the Board of Christian Education of the Reformed Church. The president will be inducted into office by Mr. Edgar Whitener, presi dent of the Board of Trustees. Greet ings will be brought by Dr. Walter L. Lingle, president of Davidson Col lege; Dr. A. T. Allen, State Superin tendent of Public Instruction; Mr. John F. Carpenter, of the College Alumni Association and Andrew Rad er, president of the Student Govern ment Association. A feature of the occasion will be the conferring of the degree of Doc tor of Letters upon Miss Willie Au gusta Lantz, Dean of Women of the College. Others who will take part in the exercises are: the Rev. Dr. J. C. Leon ard; Dr. Raymond Jenkins, of the Col lege faculty; Mr. E. G. Coltrane, sup erintendent of the Salisbury Schools; and Dr. Guy Snavely, president of Birmingham Southern College. A reception in the president’s house will be held in the evening by Dr. and Mrs. Omwake. Catawba College is one of seven coL leges of the Reformed Church in the United States. It was founded in 1851 in Newton, N. C., and in 1925 was moved to Salisbury. During the year 1931-1932 its undergraduate body numbered 626. It has a campus of 81 acres and the various units of instruc tion, administration and the dormito ries occupy ten modern buildings built since the transfer of the College to Salisbury. Dr. Omwake was born in Greencast le, Pa., in 1878. He was graduated from Princeton University and at tended the graduate school of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania. In 1930 the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy was con ferred upon him by Temple University and in the same year .he received the degree of Doctor of Literature from Gettysburg College. He was a member of the faculty of the Syrian Protestant College from 1901 to 1904; head of the Latin Department of Mercersburg Academy from 1904 to 1908; instruc tor of Latin and Ffench at the Peek skill Academy in 1908 and 1909; Sen ior Master of the Harrisburg Academy from 1909 to 1919, when he was nam ed Dean of Franklin and Marshal College which position he held unti his appointment as president of Ca ■ tawba College. 1 NORTH CAROLINA NEWS IN BRIEF fc. i . ii. .I,,, j BOY INJURED Wadesboro—Ross, 7-year old child of Mrs. Carrie Alexander, suffered a broken leg and injuries to his head, when he ran in front of a moving au tomobile. CONCORD MAN NJURED Concord—Lewis Easley was serious ly injured Wednesday when struck by the motorcycle of Everett Strickland, of Kannapolis, who is being held in default of $300 bond. HOGS DRUNK AT STILL Wilmington—More than a score of hogs were found "disgracefully drunk” from eating mash when prohibition officers started to destroy four stills in the Lanes Ferry section. PRISONERS BREAK JAIL Charlotte—Grady Clontz and Ed. Byars, arrested in Charlotte and serv ing time in Wake county jail, which is regarded as escape-proof, escaped with Roy Salmon. No trace as to the escapees had been found yesterday. ROCK HILL MAYOR DIES Rock Hill, S. C.—Dr. J. B. John l?xz,""0rea nere of Atari •rfotHwcC l . was president of the Peoples NationaF bank here and otherwise prominent in business and social circles. ROOSEVELT GATHERING As reports from various states come in, indications point to the belief that Governor Roosevelt, of New York, may go into the Chicago convention with sufficient delegates to nominate. Political leaders in North Carolina are stating that it looks now as if this state will send a delegation pledged to Roosevelt as the Democratic choice for president. DETOUR MAP SUSPENDED Raleigh—North Carolina’s detour map, issued monthly for more than a decade, has been suspended with the March issue, because forsooth, by the beginning of April there were only two or three detours to be shown in all of North Carolina’s nearly 10,000 miles of highway system. FOUNTAIN WILL SPEAK Hickory—Lieutenant-Governor R. T. Fountain will deliver the literary address at the commencement exer cises at Blackburn school. The exer cises at which the lieutenant governor will speak have been set for Saturday, April 30, at Blackburn, south of Hick ory. JUDGE IS COMMISSIONED Raleigh—Judge A. M. Stack has been commissioned to preside over the two weeks term of mixed court call ed for Jackson county, to begin May 23, the regular civil term having been called off and the special term called so criminal cases may also be tried, Governor Gardner’s office announced. DUKE LIBRARY ENLARGED Durham—Duke university library has announced the acquisition of more than 1,200 publications contributed by a group of benefactors toward the enlargement of its section on forestry. Of these, 510 titles come from Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Hyde Pratt of Chapel Hill, including a number of volumes from the library of the late J. Girvin Peters, many years associated with the United States forest service. BONUS PAYMENT FAVORED Sanford—The members of the Lee County Post 18 of the American Le gion have formally gone on record en dorsing the Patman bill now before congress, providing immediate cash payment of the remaining 50 per cent of adjusted compensation certificates now held by veterans of the World war.