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The Carolina Watchman
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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
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
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.
"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.”
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.
Bobby: "Mama, did you buy me
from the Aork?”
Mama: "Yes, dear. Why do
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.”
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
"That,” answered her mother, "is
"Oh, I know,” cried Jeanne, "He
leadeth me beside distilled water,’ I
learned that in Sunday School in the
A wealthy society lady had just
engaged a new maid and was instruc
ting her in the duties of waging on
"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? ’
"You say, Tillie, you were engag
ed to a promising young lawyer?”
"Yes, but he didn’t keep his pro
"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
J—Thou shalt not lie to thy
sweatheart, if it is possible to tell the
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
9— Thou shalt not tease.
10— Thou shalt not make an en
gagement with a second sweatheart
without the consent of the first.
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
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
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
Still Idle As
RELIEF HEADQUARTERS DOING
EXCELLENT WORK; A NUM
BER OF DONATIONS MADE BY
LOCAL CITIZENS AND FIRMS;
MAYOR HEDRICK GIVES TON
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
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
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
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
"Did you get my check?”
"Yes- twice. Once from you and
once from the bank-”—Dublin Opin
, 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 «
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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.
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