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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina B The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of ^All The News” Founded 1832-100th Year _ SALISBURY, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1932 Vol. 27, No. 31 Price, this issue: 10 cents Watchman Is 100 Years Old Today STATE'S OLDEST PAPER REACHES CENTURY MARK Founded July 28, 1832, By Hamilton C. Jones, Esq., And Published Continuously Since. PRESENT OWNERS PURCHASED PAPER IN JULY, 1931 Interesting Sketch Of The Watchman Compiled; Century Edition Carries Historical Data. The Carolina Watchman is today celebrating jts 100th anniversary in the publication of this Century Edi tion. Founded on July 28, 1832, by Ham ilton C. Jones, Esq., The Watchman has enjoyed continuous publication since that date. It has the distinction of being the oldest netjfipaper pub lished in North Carolina. In January, 19} 2, The Watchman was admitted to membership in the American Century club. In its life, The Watchman has wit nessed a remarkable growth and de velopment in the city, county and state. It has lead many of the pro gressive movements in the city and cuumv ■ The history of The Watchman in its century of existence, is the history of a brave galaxy of editors and news paper men; editors, who have fear lessly fought for principles held dear, newspaper men who have accurately reported news of the county and state, with neither fear or favor. The Watchman is proud of its her itage of 100 years. From those years of the past, The Wa^fhman has gath ered strength and inspiration. , The publishers of The Watchman believe its readers will treasure this 100th anniversary edition, not only for any- sentiment that may be at tached, but for its historical value. To its readers, many of whom have been life-long subscribers and support ers, and who have in the last analysis made the paper possible, this edition is dedicated. The Carolina Watchman was found ed in 1832 by Hamilton C. Jones, Esq. In 1839 it was purchased by M. C. Pendleton and J. l.J. Bruner. The Watchman was a Whig and anti-nul lification paper, and was intended to support Gen. Andrew Jackson in his anti-nullification policy. in io*TJ, lYir. hi unci icmtu xium The Watchman, and traveled for a while in the southwest, spending some time ip a printing office in Mobile, Ala. Returning home, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Kin caid, a daughter of Thomas Kincaid, Esq. The mother of Mrs. Bruner was Clarissa Harlowe, daughter of Col. James Brandon of Revolutionary fame, who married Esther Horah, an aunt of the late Wm. H. Horah, so long known as a leading bank officer in Salisbury. Col. James Brandon was the son of .William Brandon, who set tled in Thyatira as early as 1752, and whose wife was a Miss Cathey of that region. Having married, Mix Bruner pre pared for his life work by repurchas ing The Watchman, in partnership with the late Samuel W. James, in 1844. After six years, this partnership was dissolved, and Mr. Bruner became sole proprietor and editor of The Watchman, which he continued tc publish until the office was captured by the Federal soldiers an the spring of 1865. After a few months, how ever, Mr. Bruner was permitted to re (Please turn to back page) Good Morning ■ __M LUCUBRATIONS Little drops of water, Little grains of sand Make the pleasant seashores Where we love to stand Gazing at the ocean, Also at the beach, More so at the damsels, Where their suits don’t reach. Little drops of water, Little grains of sand Meet with our approval, Gosh! we think they’re grand Til we come to settle Hotel bills and such, Then—well, eyeing damsels Costs too doggone much. THAT ANSWERS THAT "I think kissing is a lost art.” "Then I’d say you were some art collector.” We were embarrassed the other day when the floorwalker reached over and slapped the saleslady over the bargain counter.—Kansas Sour Owl. And then there was the poor soul vho thought that a brick kiln was an rish murderer.—Harvard Lampoon. Smithers (rushing into doctor’s waiting room): I want the doctor to give me a prescription, quick. I’ve got a terrible case of the flu. Doctor’s Secretary: You’ll have to wait awhile, sir. There’s a patient here who’s ill. It has been suggested that the old covered bridge over the Connecticut be called the Hoover Bridge because it is dry above, wet below and faces both sides.—Dartmouth Jack-o-Lan tern. Prof.: You can’t sleep in my class. Frosh: If you would talk lower I could.—Idaho Blue Bucket. r _ "There’s a personal letter for you at the house.” "What did it say?”—Cornell Wid ow. Excessive morals Get no laurels.—Harvard Lampoon. FASHION NOTE There will be slight changes in in fants’ wear from day to day.—Dart mouth Jack-o-Lantern. Byron swam the Hellespont with a club foot, Lindbergh flew the Atlan tic with a ham sandwich, but it took Irving Berlin to write All Alone.— Pitt Panther. It may be expensive to play the ponies, but it costs more to play the pony chorus^—^Okla. Whirlwind. "Would you trust a man out in the middle of a jungle?” "Ddft’t be silly—I couldn’t trust myself.”—Carnegie Tech. Puppet. In modern college life the danger line is continually being lowered.— Dennison Flamingo. I STOLE THIS WISECRACK “Where is Calvin Coolidge these days?” “Oh, up in North Hampton, rest ing on his morals.”—Notre Dame Juggler. Voice of Young Lady (from ope rating room): Cut it out! Cut it out! CUT IT OUT! STO£!—Western Re serve Red Cat But after all, what is home without a couple of mothers?—Colgate Bant er. . d _Last Big Push on Capitol Front_ Between twelve and fifteen thousand Bonus veterans stormed the capitol on the closing day of Congress, their last big push which came near getting out of control of the police. Bonus leaders as well as police were glad when order was restored. Picture shows Police-chief Glassford personally holding the line at a strategc point. Dollai ^ ”r" n Held Friday and Saturday, September 2nd and 3rd, will be Dollar Days in Salisbury and Rowan county. . This decision was reached Wednes day morning by the directors of the Salisbury-Spencer Merchants Associa tion at their regular meeting. Exceptional values at unusually low prices will be offered by local mer chants on these days and the buying public will do well to take advantage of the many bargains from the well stocked business houses. Dollar Days are staged each spring and fall by local merchants and this event is always looked forward to eag erly by all bargain buyers. At the meeting Wednesday morn ing, the secretary, Mrs. W. F. Rattz, rendered her report, which showed the association to be in the best financial condition in its history. FOGLEMAN HELD IN OHIO Clay Fogleman, wanted for two murders in the Leaksville section’ is to be tried in Cincinnati’ Ohio, on auto larceny and deadly assault charg es and the cases against him in this state may have to wait expiration of a prison sentence in Ohio. MA FERGUSON IN LEAD The Texas Gubernatorial primary resulted in the return of a big plur ality for Mrs. Miriam A. Ferguson over Iheven other candidate?. She will meet Governor Ross S. Sterling in the second primary. "Ma” was el ected governor of Texas in 1924. Roosevelt Ends Cruise Democratic presidential nominee, Franklin D. Roosevelt, brought his vacation cruise abroad the 40-ft. yawl, Myth II, to a close at Hamp ton Beach, N. H., where he greeted 50,000 New Englanders in an in formal address. Hoover’s $4,000,000 Has Shrunk To Mere $700,000 President Hoover’s fortune has dwindled from $4,000,000 in 1914 when he retired from active business to $700,000 at the present time, the magazine Fortune asserts in its August issue. Mr. Hoover was making upwards of $100,000 a year when 30 years old, the article says. It quotes the late Dr. David Starr Jordan, one of the pres ident’s professors at Stanford univer sity, as authority for the statement that of this income $5,000 was sal ary as an engineer and $95,000 came from financing.. Much of the president’s wealth, the magazine article stated,, was lost in the ventures of the International De velopment company formed in 1920 with a capital of $2,009,000 in com mon stock and $400,000 in preferred stock. Mr. Hoover, according to For tune, had invested heavily in these shares. ALLOT EXTENDED TERM AID Allotment of $989,961 for extend ed school aid in 98 counties, was made by the equalization board. The allotment is $510,133 less than the legislative appropriation. GORED TO DEATH BY BULL The lifeless body of George W. Ray, 83, was found on the farm of his son-in-law, north of Elkin. He had been gored to death by an enrag ed bull, leaving a gory path for 40 yards. | News Briefs! *■ * VIRGINIA CONGRESSMAN DIES Henry St. George Tucker, 79, for many years representative from the 10th Virginia district, died Saturday at his home in Lexington, after an ill ness of ten days. TEXTILE MAN KILLS HIMSELF Hal M. Worth, 72, former textile mill official, died in an Asheboro hos pital Sunday night following a self inflicted bullet wound. Worry over ill health is thought to have been the cause for the act. WOMAN HANGS SELF Mrs. Minnie Garner Somers, of Wikes county, ended her life Sunday night by hanging herself to a bed post in the hpme of her niece at Statesville. Ill health is thought to have caused the act. UNION MILLS REOPEN After having been idle seven weeks, Union county mills of South Carolina, began a 4-day schedule on Monday. This includes the Monarch, Lockhart, and Ottarary plants. _ plain that its strength will be direct ed to wet candidates for congress. The attitude of the presidential candidate in such matters will have but little weight in drawing votes of the fed eration. ASHEBORO BOY DROWNS Willard Foster, 21, of Asheboro, drowned Sunday evening about 7 o’clock in a bathing pool near Sea grove. He was with a swimming par ty, and waded in beyond his depth, unable to swim. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Foster. RESERVE BANKS SHOW STRENGTH Withdrawals of gold from this coun try by foreign bank of 425 million dollars during May and June, our fed eral reserve banks hold 942 million dollars in gold in excess of require ments. The reserve 'board’s monthly report showed strength in face of loss es sustained. M MILLS AT HIGH POINT YET CLOSED The 24 High Point hosiery mills de clined to«open yesterday in face of agreement of a large number of their operatives to return to work. Threats of violence on part of strikers were of such nature that the mills did not re gard the pledge of protection against property loss and danger to life suf ficient. Negotiations are pending be tween the mills and ^nployees. HOLD WPJJLAT FOR $1.00 North Dakota farmers are starting a movement by which they hope to organize so that their wheat may be held until the price reaches $1 per bushel. It is estimated that North Da kota's wheat crop this year may be 124,000,000 bushels, or one sixth of the nation’s total. The farmers claim they cannot make expenses at present grain prices. LIBBY HOLMAN READY TO TESTIFY The father of Libby Holman Rey nolds seems not to be satsfied with the course pursued by Forsyth authorities in probing the death of Smith Rey nolds. He says that he is ready at any time to produce his daughter for tes timony before responsible tribunals, and he insists that a definite verdict be reached. The Cincinnati man re gards the proceedings as irregular and says that if North Carolina disregards the obviosu proof of self-destruction through methods used it will be guil ty of injustice equaled only by that of ancient times. SEEK REDUCTION OF RATES BEING CHARGED IN CITY Necessities Of Life And Wages Have Declined In Price While Phone Rates Higher, It is Pointed Out. MATTER SLATED TO REACH EARS OF CORP. COM. Local Manager States Rates Are Based On Number Of Phones And Class Of Service. Mayor B. V. Hedrick and members of the city council are making an in vestigation of the telephone rates charged in the city of Salisbury. Belief was expressed that the rates were excessive, and inquiry is being made as to rates charged in other ci ties in North Carolina for comparison and study. /' . rniWr sion in the near future, it is reported, Telephone rates were increased in Salisbury about three years ago upon the completion of the new telephone building. Other commodities, it is pointed out, have decreased in prices while telephone rates have increased. Clothes, food, rents, and other- neces sities of life, have declined in price considerably during the past several years. Telephones are based on the number of telephones in a city and the class of service rendered, according to W. C. Garrett, manager of the local of fice of the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph company. The following table is presented: Present rates: Business, one-party line _$5.50 Business, two-party line _ 4.95 Residence, one-party line_ 3.25 Residence, two-party line_ 2.75 Residence, four-party line _ 2.25 Rates before moving in new building: (Please turn to back page) Democratic Storm Center A most recent photo of Mayor iameS J. Walker, (Dem.) New 'ork, around whom centers a political storm — as to whether Presidential nominee, Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, remove him from office on charges filed by the Hofstadter Committee.