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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The ]S(ews” ' Founded 1832-lOOth Year SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 6, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 19 Price 2 Cents A PROSE POEM OF SPRING Some day we may no more feel the beauty of the springtime. Some day we may no longer thrill to the caressing touch of the soft winds. Some day our steps may lag, not quicken, treading over new spring grass. Some day our eyes may be too dim to see the dog wood and the violets—Some day we may be old. But today — today! — the blue-gray skies, the blossom-crowned hill, the varying tints of green, the glorious newness of the light, hold the years at bay -and in this May’s flowering loveliness, youth is with us still. "Ha, ha,” roared Alkali Joe. "Last night I saw you making love to your wife. Why didn’t you pull down the blinds?” "Haw, haw yourself,” snorted Lefty Lew. "I wasn’t even home last night.” "Boys,” said Mrs. Newlywed, "I have a wonderful home, good job, and the finest wife in the country.” "You wouldn’t be happy if your wife wasn’t in the country,” said a henpecked looking individual. ’TIS UNBELIEVABLE! "George, you’ve been working for me quite a while, and you have done a lot of over-time and done a lot of things you have never been paid for. I’d like to give you a little Christ mas present. Which would you pre fer, a ton of coal or a gallon of whis ky?” ''"Boss,” said George, "I burns wood.” A ^school teacher was cashing her ■monthly pay check in the bank. The Teller apologized, giving her old bills, saying: "I hope you are not afraid of mic robes.” "Not a bit of it,” replied the school teacher. "No microbe could live on my salary.” The old grouch had a son in Yale. At the end of the first year, the son came home exalted. He stood second in his class. "Second,” said the old man. "Sec ond! Why didn’t you stand first? What do you think I’m sending you to Yale for?” The young man returned the sec ond year determined to stand first, and at the end of the year went home triumphant and announced his stand ing to his father who looked at him a few minutes in silence, then shrugged his shoulders and said: "At the head of the class, eh? Well Yale can’t be much of a university after all.” HOW RIDICULOUS! Congressman Johnson, of Indiana, called an Illinois Congressman a jack ass. The expression was unparliamen tary and Johnson was called down for an apology. "I withdraw the unfortunate word, Mr. Speaker, but I insist that the gen tleman from Illinois is out of order.” "How aim I out of order?” yelled the man from Illinois. "Probably a veterinary surgeon could tell you,” answered Mr. John son. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A sheet of paper, I, Once wholly white, Unmarred by smeary scrawls TL.. l__ What hope I fondly held That time might bring Some mark to make of m« A treasured thing! I might have held the thoughts Of sage and seer; The flaming words of love Might make me dear; I might have given form To lilting lay, To history that lives An endless day. What might I not have been To bring me fame? ’Twould be enough to bear A shining name. But only might have been! Alas! Too true! ’Twas mine to sink to this— An I. O. U.! SUPT. COLTRANE RESIGNS -: SUPERIOR COURT CONVENES FOR A 2-WEEKS SESSION Total of 59 Criminal Cas es Docketed Tor Trial In Superior Court Next Week,. C. W. BRADSHAW TO BE TRIED ON MURDER CHARGE Fifteen Liquor Cases To Be Disposed of By Court; John Thompson Indicted For Rape. The Rowan county superior court convenes Monday for a two weeks ses sion. The first week will be devoted to the trial of criminal and divorce cases while civil cases will be heard the sec ond week. There are 59 criminal cases docket ed for trial. Liquor violations predom inate with a total of 15 cases. Several cases charging capital crimes are scheduled^ C. W. Bradshaw is charged with murder while John Thompson will be tried for rape. The cases against George M. Lyer y, former city tax collector, charging :mbezzlement, are set for the first day )f court, Monday, May 9th. Other felonies include: 'W. T. Bell, seduction; Jake Brown, issault with a deadly weapon; Tom my Hicks, carnal knowledge; while a number of breaking and entering and larceny and receiving cases, are dock 1 Following is a summary of the crim inal docket: Liquor violations -15 Larceny - 4 Breaking and entering .. 2 Abandonment - 4 Rape - 1 Carrying concealed weapon - 1 Worthless checks - 1 Embezzlement - 2 Manslaughter- 1 Murder- 1 Accessory as to the fact - 1 Incest-1 Reckless driving - 2 Seduction-_ 1 Assault with deadly weapon - 4 Simple assault - 1 Sci fa sureties- 3 Carnal knowledge- 1 Non support - 1 Presentment - 1 Criminal assault - 1 Violation hospital law - 1 Resisting arrest - 3 Assault on female - 1 Nuisance - 1 D. W. D. _ 1 Bastardy _ 1 Violation electric appliance law — 1 The civil docket is jammed with cas es, about ten being scheduled for tria each day. GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD AT NEW COURSE SAT, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock John Bulla and Pitts Hudson, hot! members of the country club goll team, will meet Frank Lloyd and D C. Dungan in a 9 hole golf tourna ment at the Brookdale links, locatec on the sight of the old country club. The new course will be open for th< public for the first time since th< country club moved to its new loca tion. The links have been put inti splendid condition and a close matcl between the two teams is expected. The new management will presen the winners of the tournament wit! half ,a dozen golf balls. The public is invited to witness th tournament. Medal for Nurse ®5 Miss Annie Warburton Goodrich, Dean of the Yale University School of. Nursing, honored by the Nurses’ Convention for her work. _ »ll°3 "t"'1*3 Weep 1 ..mi—.. General Smedley D. Butler, U. S. j Marines, Retired, who is a candidate • for election as Mayor of Philadel- j phia, where he was once Chief of Police. i Bob Reynolds To Speak Here Monday Night i-—-- ■ R. R. Reynolds, Asheville attorney and candidate for U. S. Senator on the Democratic ticket, will speak here at the court house Monday night at 8 o’clock in behalf of his candidacy. ■ -- ■ R. R. Reynolds In addition to the address of Mr. Reynolds, the committee in charge has arranged an interesting musical pro gram. The Spencer Glee Club will ren der several selections, and arrangements have been made to have Mrs. Lillian Rozzelle Knebel sing. Mr. Reynolds will spend the week end in Salisbury and on Saturday night will go to Kannapolis to address the citizens of the towel city. Mr. Reynolds is one of four men Seeking the nomination for the U. S. Senate. Lost ‘‘Many Millions” I I Percy A. Rockefeller, nephew of John D., told a Senate committee that he won back only $550,000 of the mil lions he lost in stocks. G, 0. P. County Convention To Be Held May 7 Republicans of the county will as semble in t>he county court house Sat urday at 2 o’clock to nominate candi dates for the various county offices. Robert H. McNeill, attorney in Washington, and native of Wilkes county, will be the principal speaker. •The Republicans plan to nominate a full ticket of candidates for county officers and the convention business will be centered around that work. Who s Who In Rowan OFFICERS FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL SERVICE ARE: [ - Mrs. W. B. Waddill, President, Hen derson. S. H. Hobbs, Jr., 1st Vice-Presi dent, Chapel Hill. N. C. Newbold, 2nd Vice-Presi dent, Raleigh. J. S. Holmes, Treasurer, Raleigh. Miss Gertrude Weil, Secretary, l Goldsboro. DIRECTORS FOR THE CONFER : ENCE ARE AS FOLLOWS: Mrs. John H. Anderson, Raleigh. Kemp D. Battle, Rocky Mount. Mrs. T. W. Bickett, Raleigh. Mrs. Andrew Blair, Charlotte. Will A. Blair, Winston-Salem. Mrs. W. T. Bost, Raleigh. Roy M. Brown, Chapel Hill. A. W. Cline, Winston-Salem. Dr. G. M. Cooper, Raleigh. Dr. W. C. Davison, Durham. C. B. Hoover, Durham. Rev. W. L. Hutchens, Thomasville. Leroy Jackson, Asheville. Mrs. Mary O. Linton, Salisbury. Mrs. Thomas O’Berry, Goldsboro. Dr. W. S. Rankin, Charlotte. Judge W. M. York, Greensboro. RESIGNATION IS ACCEPTED BY SCHOOL BOARD Mr. Coltrane To Become Associated With Nation al Education Association Of Washington, D. C. COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND NEW SUPT. IS NAMED Will Remain In Salisbury Until July 1; Was Head Of City Schools For 3 Years. E. J. Coltrane, superintendent of the Salisbury City Schools for the past three years, tendered his resignation to the school board at its meeting Thurs day night, effective July 1. The resignation was read to the members of the board by Chairman Stahle Linn, and accepted with regret. The meeting was held at the Frank B. John school on Ellis street and was the regular meeting for the month. Following the acceptance of the res ignation of Mr. Coltrane, a committee composed of Stahle Linn, chairman; Sam Carter, H. P. Brandis, A. G. Peeler and D. J. Butler, was appoint ed to investigate and recommend to the board a successor to Mr. Coltrane. Mrs. B. V. Hedrick. C. S. Morris. E. L. Heilig and W. O. Ryburn were appointed to prepare an acknowledg ment of the fine work of Mr. Col trane and present it at the next meeting of the board. Mr. Coltrane resigned as superin tendent of the city schools in order to become associated with the Nation al Education Association. He will have headquarters in Washington, D. C., and will do research work on the pos sibilities of radio as an educational me dium. The committee to recommend a suc cessor to Mr. Coltrane will canvass the educational field in this state before reporting to the board. The leading educators in the state, it was indicat ed, will be consulted in this matter. SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED Durham—Dr. W. P. Few of Duke university announced James Grafton Rogers, assistant secretary of state, will make the commencement address at Duke university this year. Dr. Jos eph Fort Newton, co-rector of St. James Episcopal church, Philadelphia, will preach the commencement ser mon. The exercises begin June 5. FAYETTEVILLE MAN, SUICIDE Despondency over lack of work is thought the cause of the suicide of W. Thomas Jones, formerly utilities superintendent at Fayetteville and Lex ington. He was found dead Sunday night in a gas-filled bathroom in his Fayetteville home. NEW HOSPITAL FOR SALISBURY IS ASSURED Salisbury is soon to have a new hos pital. Donations from Burton Craige, of Winston-Salem, Mrs. W. R. Craige, of New York, Mrs. Lyman Cotton and Miss Mary Henderson, of Salisbury, bring the amount to date to $50,000. The doctors of the city have receiv ed the new movement with much en thusiasm and have pledged themselves for $11,000. As soon as the balance of $60,000 is received, the Duke Foun dation will be approached in the hope that a sizeable sum will be obtained to assist in the building of the hospital. Later, a personal appeal is to be made to every person in Salisbury for a donation. Contributions may be sent to Mrs. Lyman Cotton, Stahle Linn or Bryce Parker Beard. $25,000 KINSTON FIRE An early Saturday fire did $25,000 damage to two Kinston business hous es, origin of the blaze not yet being determined. NEGRO DIES IN THE CHAIR The electrocution of Dudley Moore, 19, Davidson county negro, was made on Friday. He had confessed the mur der of Mrs. Jacob Berrier. OHOSKIE INDUSTRY BURNS Loss of $20,000 resulted in the burning of the Ahoskie ice plant last week. It was the town’s oldest indus try. 11 PRISONERS ARE FREED Eleven state prisoners were grant ed paroles by Governor Max Gardner on Monday and clemency was denied to 33 others seeking freedom. DIES IN CAR WRECK A roadster he was driving near Newton, Sunday, turned over and kill ed Hubert Lail, 18, and injured Avery Sipe, owner of the car. PUBLISHERS NAME OFFICERS Howard Davis, of the New York Herald-Tribune, was last week made president to head the officers of the American Newspaper Publishers asso ciation. DIES FROM CAR INJURIES Injuries received in an automobile wreck a week before, were fatal Fri day to Rally Gilliam, 18, Forest City. He had been unconscious since the crash. KILLED AS CAR HITS TREE Harry J. Hitt, 5.0, freight agent, : died within 20 minutes, April 28, af Tmd then oil xhc OftartJfrtL Concord road. CHATHAM FARMER, SUICIDE Propping a borrowed shotgun against a tree and pushing the trigger with a forked stick, Luther W. Par tin, 54, Chatham county farmer, kill ed himself last week. Cause for his action is not known. THE STATE MUSIC CONTEST The 13 th annual state high school music contest, taking place at North Carolina College for Women, Greens boro, on Thursday and Friday, finds more than 2,000 boys and girls tak ing part. THOUGH 1 ViGllM ur iivaun Picked up in a dying condition near the Landis depot, Saturday night, Fred Overcash, 16, is thought to have been hit by a train. He died in a Salisbury hospital that night. HAUSER BATTLES FOR LIFE John Henry Hauser, 82, of Davie county, sentenced to die for killing his son-in-law last May, is in a Win ston-Salem hospital fighting for his life with a serious attack of pneumo nia. Slight chance is given for recov ery. GIRL DIES IN CAR ACCIDENT Instant death came to Helen Mc Donald, 14, of Hope Mills, Sunday night when a car driven by her fa ther went over an embankment be tween Carthage and Pinehurst and ov erturned in Juniper lake. A sister had a broken arm. APPEALS NEVADA SENTENCE Sentenced to die in Nevada’s lethal gas execution chamber for the murder of a bootlegging associate, Everett T. Mull, Morganton man, will have his appeal for commutation argued be fore the Nevada Supreme court this week. MAIL CARRIER IS SHOT Three negroes are held at Windsor as suspects in the shooting of B. V. Cowan, Bertie mail carrier. He was seriously injured trying to stop thieves who were taking his car early Sunday morning. They fired on him from the machine as it got vtnderway. DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA MEET In their state convention at Greensboro last week, the Daughters of America, auxiliary of the Junior order, named Mrs. Lois V. Hollings worth, Charlotte, as state councilor and picked Kernersville for 1933 meet ing.