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The Carolina Watchman • * "The Watchman Carries a Summary of ^All The TTgws” FOUNDED 1832— 101ST YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1932. VOL. 28 NO. 2 PRICE 2 CENTS 121 Cases Tried In Rowan County Court In July END OF MILL STRIKES IfTIlGHT j Senator in Kitchen ! Mrs. Hattie Caraway, U. S. Senator from Arkansas, home from Washington, hopped right to her kitchen to mix a batch of candy, as she likes it. ... Up for reelection, she is to have help from Sen. Huey P. Long, self styled “Kingfish” of Louisiana. ( -I Here, girls, is the first Olympic in fluenced style—a jockey red soleil felt jacket—with an “official” Olym pic seal properly placed and quite the thing for sportwear now and during early fall. Klein Tops Nationals Charles “Chuck” Klein, Philadel phia Nationals, despite a recent bat ting slump, still leads the National League sluggers with 30 home-runs for the season . . . and fourth in bat ting in the senior circuit with an average of .349 in late July. FIRE LOSS IN MONROE Monroe reports a fire loss during the first seven months of 1932 at $53,535, out of 54 alarms turned in during the period. Good Morning "Eat le.fc; breathe more, Talk less; think more, Ride less; walk more, Clothe less; bathe more, Worry less; work more, Waste less; give more, Preach less; practice more.” REASON ENOUGH The kindly old lady who was visit ing the penitentiary looked in upon a melancholy convict who sat on his butfk with his head in his hands. "And why are you here, my poor man?” she inquired. The convict raised mournful cye;L "They’ve got all the doors locked." he said simply. INTRUDER Bobby: "Mama, did you buy me from the Aork?” Mama: "Yes, dear. Why do you ask?” Bobby: "I was wondering why you didn’t pay a few dollars more and get a boy without any freckles.” The pianist: "Do you like music?” The lady: "Yes, but go right on.” RETORT COURTEOUS Hubby—Don’t let the baby SHE KNEW HER LESSON Jeanne, age 9, had a bad cold. Her mother mixed her a gargle, while the child looked on. "Mother,” Jhe finally asked, "what is in that large bottle without a label on it?” "That,” answered her mother, "is distilled water.’ "Oh, I know,” cried Jeanne, "He leadeth me beside distilled water,’ I learned that in Sunday School in the 23rd Psalm.” VERY CLEAR A wealthy society lady had just engaged a new maid and was instruc ting her in the duties of waging on the table. "At dinner, Mary,” she explained, "you must remember always to serve from the left and take the places from the right. Is that clear? ’ "Yes, ma’am,” answered the girl condescendingly. "What’s the mat ter, superstitious or something? ’ JUST PROMISING "You say, Tillie, you were engag ed to a promising young lawyer?” "Yes, but he didn’t keep his pro mise).” HIS GUESS "What is the greatest heed of the country right now?” the great states man was asked. “The invention of something like the automobile that can be taxed to death to raise revenue,” he replied. LOVE’S TEN COMMANDMENTS 1 Thou shalt have not more than one sweetheart. One is enough. 2— Thou shalt not flirt too much, nor too little. 3— Thou shalt not steal a kiss but when refused help yourself. 4— Thou shalt not put off a kiss until tomorrow if thou can get it today. J—Thou shalt not lie to thy sweatheart, if it is possible to tell the truth. 6— Remember thy sweetheart, if thou love him. 7— Thou shall not make eyes if thou hast a definite obect. 8— Thou shall not kiss too often nor too seldom, and see to its qual ity. 9— Thou shalt not tease. 10— Thou shalt not make an en gagement with a second sweatheart without the consent of the first. Liquor Cases Led Docket, 39 Violations INTERESTING SUMMARY COM PILED BY WATCHMAN OF COUNTY COURT WORK DUR ING JULY; ASSAULT CASES NUMBERED 23 WHILE LAR CENY TOTALED 21. It has often been said that human beings are more prone to commit crime during the hot summer months than at any other time of the year. Be that as it may, Judge C. E. Gooch and County Prosecutor J. Allan Dunn had a busy month during July, during which month 121 cases were docket ed in the Rowan County Court for disposition. As usual the various violations a gainst the state prohibition laws led the list with 39 indictments, followed by assault cases in second place with 23 indictments. A resume of the month’s docket showed the following cases docketed: Drunk and disorderly _ 20 Violation prohibition laws _ 14 Driving drunk ..1 5 Total liquor law violations 39 Simple assault _ 7 Assault with deadly weapon _ 6 Tfitsil assault cises Larceny and receiving _ 12 Breaking and entering _ 5 Highway robbery _4_ 4 Total larceny cases _ 21 Speeding _:_ 6 License law violations _ 6 Reckless driving_ 4 Total motor law violations _ 16 Illegal train riding _ 5 Gambling _ S Fornication and adultery .. 2 Forcible trespass _ 2 Prison escape _-_ 1 Non-support _ l Cruelty to animals _ 1 Embezzlement _ 1 Public iluisance _ 1 Mayhem _ 1 Disorderly house _ 1 Accessory before the fact _ 1 Total miscellaneous viola tions as above set forth - 22 From the above summary it will be noticed that if the hot, sultry July days have an particular effect upon our law violators, the effect has lar ! gely centered in crimes having to do with the state prohibition laws, as sault and various kinds of larceny. At any rate, a little over 68 per cent of the indictments brought in the county court during the month were based upon these three kinds of cases. Only a fraction over 31 per cent of the law violations in this court arose out of all other law violations. In short, Rowan’s criminal class in the month of July was primarily fightirig, drink ing, liquor selling and stealing group of individuals. 500 Workers Still Idle As Parleys Fail RELIEF HEADQUARTERS DOING EXCELLENT WORK; A NUM BER OF DONATIONS MADE BY LOCAL CITIZENS AND FIRMS; MAYOR HEDRICK GIVES TON OF FLOUR. Although negotiations are still un derway between mill officials and striking employes of the Salisbury and Rowan cotton mills, a settlement of the differences are not yet in sight Thursday. Workers of both mills walked out a few days ago in protest of wage cuts ranging from 15 to 25 per cent. It was estimated that around 300 employes walked out at Salisbury Cot ton Mills and about 200 at Rowan Cotton Mills. Relief headquarters for workers of Salisbury Cotton Mills have been est ablished at 833 South Maini Street, Chestnut Hill. Relief committees ap portion and distribute food according to the need of the striking employe. Much food and supplies has been given to the strikers by various citi zens and local firms. Included in this list was a gift by Mayor B. V. Hed rick of one ton of flour, it was report Mayor Hedrick has been active in endeavoring to effect a satisfactory agreement and arrangements between the mill officials and striking employes. Strikers and mill officials both ex pressed the hope that an early agree ment could be reached. No disorders have occured. The strikers .have conducted themselves in a peaceful manner and have manifes ted the fine spirit of model citizens. Various committees, appointed by the strikers, are handling the negot iations with the mills officials and are also in charge of the relief work. A number of conferences have been held. A series of prayer meetings have also been held from time to time by the strikers. PLANS BEING COMPLETED FOR STATE FARM MEETING Farmers and farm women of Nor th Carolina will gather at State Col lege during the week of August 29th for the annual session of the State Farmers’ Convention and the meet ing of the State Federation of Home Demonstration clubs. Q. A. Shef field, secretary of the convention, announces that plans are well under way now to make this a successful gathering. "NO FUNDS” "Did you get my check?” "Yes- twice. Once from you and once from the bank-”—Dublin Opin ion. , Aim to Cut National, State and Local Expenses Delegates to the first national meeting of the National Economy League committed to work for cut in national, state and local government expenses, which elected Rear Admiral Richard E, Byrd, temporary chair man and instructed him to fly to 27 states in a nation-wide tour to organize state units, a tour which is to start in mid-August. . . . The initial • objective is a cut of $450,000,000 from the national budget. In the picture, seated, left to right; Rear Admiral Byrd, Boston; Archibald B. Roosevelt, New York; Standing; Royal C. Johnson, N. Da.; Harold Beacom, Chicago; Grenville Clark, New York and George W. Rossetter, New York. I" " 1 « News Briefs *' —j WINEBORNE HEADS DEMS. J. W. Winebrne, Marion attorney, is the new chairman of the North Democratic Exective committee, sue. ceeding O. M. Mull, of Shelby, who was not a candidiate for reelection. Mrs. Thomas O’Berry, Goldsboro, was re-elected secretary-treasurer. LIBBY RELEASED ON BOND After posting bond in the amount of $21,000, Libby Holman, widow of the late Smith Reynolds, young Winston-Salem millionaire, was re leased on a charge of murder of her husband. The trial is scheduled for October. INJURED IN WRECK Z. T. Osborne, of Greensboro, was seriously injured in a wreck near Burlington, and blood transfusion at a hospital there has been resorted to. BONUS ARMY IN CHICAGO Some 600 of the bonus army mar chers found themselves in Chicago for the week-end, with statements that the Johnston, Pa., residue would come on in the niext few days. MEW l UKr. CjOVEK.INOK.SHIP Herbert H. Lehman, lieutenant governor of New York state, has an nounced his candidacy to succeed Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is expect ed that the democratic nominee for TWO KILLED IN PLANE CRASH An airplane crash at Winston-Sal em caused the death of Harvey Ap ple, 27, pilot, and Millard Shutt, 24, passenger. Both were residents of Winston-Salem and resided there with their families. PASS COUNTERFEIT MONEY Odell Snyder and his brother, Floyd, of Rowan county, are out on bail of $3,000 each charged with passing a counterfeit ten dollar bill on a filling station recently. Their case is sent to the federal court for trial. BALL PLAYER KILLS WIFE After slashing his wife’s throat and killing her and stabbing his six year old son, Abner Collingsworth killed himself at Milton, Fla., in the same manner, at a Sunday ball game where several hundred spectators witnessed the tragedy. LEXINGTON BOY MISSING Clyde McCrary, 12, sandy haired, 14 feet “8 or 10 inches tall, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. McCrary, of Lexing ton, disappeared from his home, cat ching a ride on highway No. 10, with a couple in a coupe going north. A search for the child is being insti tuted. BOY OF 10 ROBS STORES Confessing to having robbed as many as five stores, Charles Bryant, a 10-year old boy of Raleigh, was placed in jail, there. The boy’s fath er is dead, and his mother hopes that he will be sent to some school of cor rection "where some learning would be forced on him.” MINISTER POISONS WIFE Rev. S. A. Ferrie, of Muckogee, Okla., will have to defend himself against charges of having administer ed poison which caused the death of his first wife. He married a 19-year old Sunday school teacher in his church two months after death of the first wife. The minister is 52 years of age, and his bride was ar rested for complicity in the crime. DEER LEAPS FENCE TO ESCAPE WARDEN White Plains, N. Y.—A young buck deer made a social call in the backyard at the home of Henry R. Barrett, secretary of the County Re publican Committee. When Barrett called the game warden, the buck went home over a four-foot fence. President R.F.G Board Charles A. Miller, Utica, N. Y. banker, endorsed by Atlee Pomerene, (Dem.) Ohio, a fellow board mem; ber, was appointed by President Hoover to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and will be elected its new president. This appointment completes the Board’s roster. Speedboat Queen ..rdl Miss Loretta Turnbull, California, three times feminine International speedboat champion, couldn’t drive fast enough to evade cupid, so this fall will marry R. B. Blythe, New York, former personal representative of Colonel Lindbergh. Democrats’ Treasurer Frank C.'Walker, Butte, Mont, and New York, is the new treasurer of the Democratic National Committee Mr. Walker was pre-convention treasurer of the Roosevelt campaign. Drops Jail Martyrdom rfc VTi.iVi .v..;r111111111|W.-UM *f • Mrs. Clem Seeley, Milwaukee clubwoman, went to jail for 30 days for speeding rather than pay a $2.' fine, "for the principle of the thinr." After a few days she weakened and husband payed her out. 2-CENT DEPOSITOR IS FIRST TO FILE CLAIM Green Bay, Wis.—A woman with a bank balance of 2 cents was among the first to file a claim against a closed banrfk here. She did rilot receive a check when it made its first payment of 40 per cent to depositors.