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The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The Thews’’ Founded 1832~100th Year SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 20 Price 2 Cents | A1 Looks Happy —■ —ii And why shouldn’t he grin, after 1 winning a few blocks of delegates in the primaries in Massachusetts and elsewhere? Ex-Governot Smith may be his party’s Presidential candidate again. Good Morning THE ONLY WAY TO WIN It takes a little courage And a little self-control, And some grim determination If you want to reach the goal. It takes a deal of striving And a firm and stern-set chin, No matter what the battle, If you really want to win. You must take a blow or give one, You must risk and you must lose, And expect that in the struggle You will suffer from the bruise. But you mustn’t wince or falter If a fight you once begin; Be a man and face the battle— That’s the only way to win. "Does beauty fade away, Mama?” "Yes, dear.” "Well, why doesn’t my governess fade? I heard Daddy, tell her she was a beauty.” "She’ll fade away tomorrow, dear.” BELIEVE IT OR NOT! A man said—"Have you seen these new lie detecting machines?” "Seen them! My Gosh, I married one!” A friend dropped in to see a fin ished picture by the great animal painter. The animal painter took some raw meat and rubbed it over a paint ed rabbit in the foreground. "Why do you do that,” asked his friend. "Why, you see,” explained the art ist, "a rich woman is coming to look at this picture today. When she sees her pet poodle rush up to the canvas and smell the rabbit, she’ll get excit ed and buy it right away.” I’LL BE THERE, TOO! She—We are going to give the bride a shower. He—Count me in. I’ll bring the soap. Did you ever stop To think that this old World offers to a man Just about what he Will take graciously? But the great trouble With so many of us Is that we take more Than we are Entitled to. However, I have noticed that A man pays for everything That he gets. He may own a mint of Money, but that money may Have cost him years of Anguish caused/by a Worthless son. The honors that are Often heaped on a man May not be worth the Sleepless nights which He experiences. But at the same time The man who pursues A course of proper Living, always considering The rights of his fellow Man, is likely to receive His blessings as a reward. In other words, what I am trying To say is that if you Take your reward before You have earned it, the Cost is going to be more Than it’s worth. ■ Doesn’t civilization include kind ness of heart, too? ' COUNSEL DECUNE TO CONFIRM OR DENY REPORTS Trial Is Scheduled For Today In Sup. Court; Three Law Firms Rep resent Defendant. - * TOTAL SHORTAGE BELIEVED TO BE AROUND $40,000 George M. Lyerly will probably plead guilty to the charges of forg ery and embezzlement lodged against him in superior court today when his cases are called. Reports to this effect were current Friday on the streets and in legal cir cles. Ffowever, they were unconfirm ed. Stahle Linn, one of the attorneys for Mr. Lyerly, when approached on the subject by a Watchman represen tative, declined to either deny or con firm the reports. Mr. Lyerly’s defense counsel consists of the law firms of Stahle Linn, Hudson and Hudson and Woodson and Woodson. True bills have been found in all cases against Mr. Lyerly by the grand jury.. He stands indicted on five counts: one for forgery and four for embezzlement. The state will contend, it is under stood, that Mr. Lyerly, while tax col lector for the city of Salisbury, em bezzled funds of the city over a pe riod of ten years. Although the superior court crim inal calendar has been progressing slowly it is believed the cases against Lyerly will be tried today. On account of the prolonged ses sion of the criminal docket, the civil calendar will not begin until Wednes day of next week. The counts are as follows: 1. Forgery of a tax receipt of Sal isbury Coca Cola Bottling Company. 2. Embezzlement of $592.96 taxes paid by Salisbury Coca Cola Bottling Company. 3. Embezzlement of $400.00 taxes paid by Salisbury Morris Plan Com pany. 4. Embezzlement of $1,248.95 money collected for the city of Sal isbury. 5. Embezzlement of $467.95 mon ey collected for the city of Salisbury. Other cases tried by the Superior court so far this term are as follows: The cases against W. C. Lowery and Fred Moore, charged with man slaughter in connection with the death of Oscar Culp, were nonsuited. The tragedy resulted from an automobile accident between Rockweir and Gran ite Quarry some time ago. The jury in the case against W. T. Bell charged with seduction was un able to agree and a mistrial ordered. Friday was spent in the trial of Olin Everhardt, charged with seduction under promise of marriage of a young woman from East Spencer. Watchman Appears One Day Late The Watchman is making its ap pearance one day late this week in or der to carry the list of delinquent tax payers which was awarded this paper by the county commissioners last Wednesday. The county commissioners, in order to permit each tax payer the last day allowed under the law to pay taxes, postponed advertisements until Fri day night. Delay of publication was made necessary in order to carry the list. _It’s a Pity Her Name Isn’t Mary_ The lamb’s name is Willie and he doesn't follow her to school unless he’s dragged And her name isn’t Mary, it,’s Cecilia Lawrence of Atlanta, Georgia Otherwise it’s. alL just like the old poem SEARCH GO lo OF BABY LINDY No new developments had been an nounced in the hunt for the slayers of Charles A. Lindburgh, Jr., at the time The Watchman went to press last night. Briefly summarized, the following events have developed: 1. Discovery of the body of Baby Lindy 5 miles from Colonel Lind burgh’s estate by a negro truckman May 11th. Body in badly decomposed condition. 2. Positive identification of the child by clothing and personal char acteristics. 3. Nation-wide man hunt for the slayers instituted by police. 4. President Hoover orders all law enforcement agencies to press search for the slayers until they are appre hended. 3. Body of baby cremated after autopsy. 6. Baby killed by two blows on head, autopsy revealed: 7. Belief expressed baby had been killed shortly after kidnaping. BRIDGES HEADS PRISON BOARD Edwin B. Bridges, pardon commis sioner under Governor A. W. Mc Lean, was on Friday named by Gover nor Max Gardner as chairman of the state prison board to succeed J. W. Bunn who has resigned to run for the state senate. Princess Elizabeth, daughter of the Duke of York and granddaughter of King George V , celebrated her sixth birthday recently Unless a son is born in the royal line Elizabeth may l>ecome Queen of England. Spry at Eighty =— ■ jg^'^y- ,= Edwin Markham, famous poet, celebrated his eightieth birthday re cently by reading from his poems be fore an audience which packed New York’s lareest concert hall. State Deficit To Run Close To $3,000,000 Though revenue collections for the general fund of 'the state aggregated $15,273,722.01 for the first 10 months of the curreryt fiscal year, an increase of more than $3,250,100 over the corresponding period a year ago, the state still faces a minimum indicated deficit of $2,800,000 June 30. A. J. Maxwell, commissioner of rev enue, released the monthly financial statement without comment. It showed collections for April as $438,477,017 compared with $374, 918.26 in the same month of 1931. Henry Burke, assistant director of the budget stood the total 10 months receipts were about $3,500,000, to $4,000,000 below the original estimat ed revenue for the general fund for the period. Highway fund receipts on the other hand are holding close to the original estimates, Mr. Burke said with a 10 months total this year of $18,091, 172.17 or an increase of $1,837,610, over the same period last fiscal year. 54 DEMOCRATS, 26 REPUBLICANS FILE AT RALEIGH Filing Time Expired April 22 nd For Candidates Seeking State or Nation al Offices. G. O. P. TO HAVE ONLY ONE CONTEST IN JUNE PRIMARY George W. Depriest And Jake Newell Seeking Senatorial Nomination; Many Democratic Con tests. A total of 54 Democrats and 26 Republicans are named on the offi cial list of candidates with the state board of elections for the nomina tions for the 25 senatorial, Congres sional and state offices at stake in the November elections. The right to enter the election is subject to the June 4 primaries and as filing time expired April 22 for pri op position. Only Jake Newell, the par ty convention’s nominee for the sen ate, faces an opponent under the state’s mandatory primary law. The official list of candidates fol lows: United States Senate. Democratic—Tam C. Bowie, of Jefferson; Frank D. Grist, of Raleigh; Cameron Morrison, of Charlotte; Ar thur Simmons, of Burlington; Rob ert R. Reynolds, of Asheville. Republican—George W. DePriest, of Shelby; J. F. Newell of Charlotte. For Congress The number indicates the district. The last name appearing in each' dis trict is that of the Republican candi date. 1. Lindsay C. Warren, of Washing ton; John B. Respess, of Washington. 2. John H. Kerr, of Warrenton; B. B. Howell, of Tarboro. 3. Charles L. Abernethy, of New Bern; Rivers D. Johnson, of Warsaw; H. B. Ivey, of Goldsboro. 4. Edward W. Pou, of Smithfield; L. P. Dixon, of Siler City. 5. Frank W. Hancock, Jr., Oxford; L. L. Wall, Winston-Salem. 6. Charles L. Van Noppen, Greens boro; J. Clyde Ray, Hillsboro; Charles T. LeViness, Greensboro; William B. Umstead, of Durham; Norman A. Boren, Greensboro; James N. Umstead, Durham; Bruce H. Carraway, High Point; William I. Ward, of Graham. 7. J. Bayard Clark, Fayetteville; J. M. Byrd, of Coats. 8. J. Walter Lambeth, Lexington; A. H. Ragan, Thomasville. 9. Robert L. Dough ton, Laurel Springs; P. P. Dunlin, Statesville. 10. A. L. Bulwinkle, Gastonia; Charles A. Jonas, Lincolnton. 11. Zebulon Weaver, Asheville; Crawford P. James, Marion. STATE OFFICERS Governor Democratic—J. C. B. Ehringhaus, Elizabeth City; Richard T. Fountain, Rocky Mount; Allen J. Maxwell, Ral eigh. Republican—Clifford Frazier of Greensboro. Lieutenant Governor Democratic—A. H. Graham, Hills boro; Denison F. Giles, Marion; David P. Dellinger, Cherryville. Republican--Boone D. Tillett, Char lotte. Secretary of State Democratic—James A. Hartness, Raleigh; Stacey W. Wade, Raleigh. (Please turn to back page) Will Play Abroad Helen Jacobs, next - to - the - top American woman tennis player, sailed for Europe to take part in tournaments in Germany, France and England. News Briefs > ■ * 600 BALES COTTON BURN Fire in the American Cotton mills warehouse at Gastonia destroyed 600 bales of cotton before it could be brought under control. SUCCUMBS TO TRAIN HURTS Death came Friday in an Asheville hospital to A. J. Keller, 78, Hot Springs farmer whose truck was hit three days before by a freight train. HIGH POST FOR TAR HEEL Col. Harley B. Ferguson, army en gineer native Tar Heel stationed at DIES AT CROSSING Southern train 34 hit the coupe of Miss Esther Fisher, 40, of Landis, at a grade crossing near China Grove, Saturday, inflicting fatal hurts. SENATORS GET ASSIGNMENTS Recent resignation of the Louisiana senator from certain committees has resulted in Senators Bailey and Morri son being advanced to commanding committee assignments, the former on military affairs, and the latter on na val. N. C. STUDENT FEDERATION With 60 delegates present from the colleges of the state the N. C. Federa tion of Students was in annual session in Greensboro last week. Haywood Weeks, of the state university, was made president. YORK GETS 30 YEARS Convicted of the second degree murder of Jim Burrus, Mt. Airy taxi driver, Clarke York was given on Fri day the maximum sentence of 30 years in state’s prison by Judge T. J. Shaw in Surrey Superior court at Dob son. GOES TO FEDERAL PRISON A1 Capone, noted gangster, has fail ed in his fight to get a new trial or re-hearing and the 11-year sentence imposed upon him is to be served in the Atlanta federal prison. It is said that Al shed tears of self-pity when the news was broken to him. MOVE INGERSOLL’S ASHES The ashes of Robert Ingersoll, the noted agnostic who died July 21, 1899, at the age of 66 years, were removed from New York on Wednesday for final interment in the Arlington cem etery at Washington City. ARE HUNTING DAUGHTER Mr. and Mrs. D. U. Lilly, of Mount Gilead, have asked the press of the state to help them find their daugh ter. Mrs. Mary Lilly Busby, who was last heard from in Salisbury, February 20, 192 5. The parents are getting old and are anxious to hear from their daughter. CHARGES COMPENSATION WASTE Claiming that $450,000,000 per year can be saved by restricting vet eran compensations strictly to those injured in war service, Archibald Roosevelt of the national economy committee, last week asked President Hoover to take a determined stand for reduction in compensation totals.