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The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The TSlews” FOUNDED 1832—100TH YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER, 30, 1932 - VOL. 100, No. 9, PRICE 2 CENTS More Jobs Are Given As Result Leading Stores Augment Staffs Car Loadings Rise To The Highest Point Reached During The Present Year Heaviest Business In Months Report ed By Larger Houses Over Uni ited States, Survey Shows A steady rising tide of retail buy ing spurred business activity the past ten days and resulted in encouraging gains in employment, car loadings, and miscellaneous manufacturing lines. Stimulated by aggressive advertis ing and promotion campaigns, some larger stores began to augment their sales staffs for still greater business. Department stores in the last fort night reported the heaviest business in many months, attributed to more favorable public psychology ai(jd a general policy of pushing "bargains.” Federal i Reserve .figures showed sates in the first 16 days of the month at only 16.9 per cent under those of the corresponding period of last year compared with a loss in August of 24 per cent. Indication Better Such trade indications as car load- | ings, commercial and banking fail ures, bank clearings, and employment also were gradually closing the gap to the levels of a year ago. Although the course of stock prices is not usually considered a good barometer of business couditions the persistent rise in prices at this has done more than anything else to _ restore confidence and promote busi ness activity. The rise has enabled banks to liqui date frozen loans; it has made new credit an’d added millions of dollars to the country’s potential purchas ing power. The parallel rise in com modity prices has helped many farm ers to pay off mortgages and to re sume purchases of necessities. Rail Outlook Better Developments in the railroad in dustry, one of the most important in the country, have had considerable influence on general busir^ss, inas much as general economic recovery 1 hinges to a great extent on prosperity for the carriers. The prospective railroad wage con troversy is one uncertainty worrying railroad executives, and early settle ment would restore some confidence. CARNIVAL MONK ENJOYS LIFE IN CITY TREETOPS Auburn, N. Y.—Somewhere in the "jungles” of Auburn’s treetops a monkey, fugitive from a carnival cavorted and defiled capture. ' 101-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DIES AT LEXINGTON Lexington.—Miss E|liza Byierly, who was' 101 years old August 19, died at her home here after a year’s illness. Funeral services- were held at Hol ly Grove Lutheran church. DOG LEASH COLLARS TRIM FALL FROCKS Paris.—Dog leash collars are novel trims on fall clothes. The are made of closely braided leather, are slipped in a loop over the head and then drawn about the waist to fbrrn- a belt. One frock of smoke gray crepe has a bright red leather dog leash collar as its only trim. Kaye Don’s Bride Kaye Don, English speed king in auto and boat, surprised American friends by marrying Miss Eileen Martin, of Greenwich, Conn., the week before sailing home. Mrs. Don is to soon join her husband in Europe, Good Morning A STORMY KISS “My Sweetie just gave me a rain bow kiss.” 'What the devii is that?” "Oh, the kind that comes after a storm!” WIT AND PHILOSOPHY When little Walter came home from school, he found that a. new baby brother had arrived at his Kbme. "Where did he come from?” the boy asked, not exactly pleased. "From a far away shore,” the fath er said, trying to be original. "Huh!” snorted Walter, "another of those darned aliens!”—Boston T ranscript. Father entered the room in a very nasty temper. "Look here, Mary,” he said to his wife, "that boy of ours has taken some money out of my pocket.” "Oh, Herbert, how can you say such a thing,” reproved his wife. "You might as well accuse me.” "Not at all, Mary. It wasn’t all taken.” "He has the intelligence of a bul let.” "How’s that?” - "Dum-dum.” Cop: Why are you racing through town at this rate? Speeder: My brakes are out of order and I wanted to get home before there is an accident. Prof, (at last class): Gentlemen, when is your education really com plete? Chorus: After a senior week house party! Mother (excitedly): Baby has cut another tooth. Father (absent mindedly): Put some iodine on it.—Smith’s Weekly. _ It’s a wonder that the telephone company isn’t in the hands of receiv ers. Not so long as the receivers areLin the hands of subscribers. Well, prosperity must have turned the corner at last. What makes you think so? I don’t see anybody looking for it *iy more. Servant—Oh, sir, run for your life •-—the house is on fire. Absent - Minded Prof.—Fire—fire, oh, yes. I’ll call up right now and order our next winter’s supply of coal. Matilda, when you wait on the ta ble tonight don’t display any jewelry before my guests, please.” "Oh, I’m not afraid, ma’am.” Does your wife make it hot for you when you don’t show up in time for dinner? No, she let’s me eat it cold. Grange Meet In Gate City Oct. 5th, 6th A large representation of Rowan county farmers will attend the an nual state grange meeting which will be held in Greensboro October 5 th and 6th with headquarters at King Cotton hotel. An elaborate program has been ar ranged for this meeting of the North Carolina State Grange. Following the reception of various reports and the disposition of the business of the convention, addresses will be made by Dr. Clarence Poe, W. F;. Schilling and L. J. Taber,, the latter being master of the national grange. November 16th through the 25 th, the 66th annual session of the Nat ional Grange will be held in Wins ton-Salem. Representatives are ex pected from 30 states. This will be the first time the National Grange convention has been held south of the Mason-Dixon line in over 40 years and the first time in North Carolina. The grange is the largest farm or ganization in America and the only farm fraternity in the world. Thous ands are expected to attend. Rowan county will also send a large delegation to the Winstoni-Sal em convention in November. .Row an has..the largest grange member ship of any couaty-in .the state. SCHMELING WINS Max Schmeling of Germany, fight ing in the same ring in which he lost his heavyweight championship of the world to Jack Sharkey a little more than three months ago, scored a technical knockout over Mickey Walker of Rumson, New Jersey, at the end of the eight round in New York Sept. 26. The end came when the bell rang for the ninth round. Jack Kearns, manager of the game little Irishman, took one look at his man and refused to let him continue. YEGGS RAID STATE COLLEGE Yeggs invaded the treasurer’s of fice of State college, Raleigh, forced open the safe and took $8,500 in cash, $1,500 of it receipts from a Saturday night football game. The college had partial burglary insur ance. NORRIS TO CAMrAKrN Senator George W. Norris, inde pendent Republican of Nebraska, will lead his National Progressive league in a nation-wide speajking tour in behalf of the candidacy of Democrat nominee, Franklin D. Roosevelt. DELAY RATE REDUCTIONS Proposed reductions in electric power rates of utilities in the state will be delayed beyond , October . 1, the date set for such action by the corporation commission. The com mission is holding a series of private cenferencfis with utility represents tives. SPANISH ROYALTY EXILED A shipload of Spanish royalists, leaders in the recent rebellion fiasco, were banished last week from Spain and sent to exile in Rio de Oro. Spanish province in western Africa. Crescent Limited Crash Kills Four In a collision between the north bound Crescent Limited and a freight day four trainmen were killed' and train near Wald, Alabama, yfester six injured. Only ten passengers were on the limited when the collision occured and all were asleep. None were serb ously injured. Clyde Hoey Speaks Here On Tuesday Clyde R. Hoey will fire the first gun in Rowan’s Democratic cam paign next Ttfcsday night in the court house, beginning at 8 o’clock. A jamrhed courthouse is expected to greet the Shelby orator. Mr. Hoey will discuss the leading issues before the people today, sup porting the state and national Demo cratic platforms. Mr. Hoey is one of the most popular speakers in the state and the Democrats of the coun ty are planning a warm welcome for h’m. SOUTH AMERICAN WARS Over 125,000 men are engaged between the federal forces of Brazil and the rebelling state of Sao Paulo in the most sanguine of three South American conflicts underway. Para guay and Bolivia are fighting vigor ously for possession of the Gran Chaco disputed area. Columbia and Peru are at sword points over the port of Leticia, seized by 300 Peru vians. BEATEN BY ROBBERS, YIELDS $1,400 HOARD from the bank, by two robbers who entered his home at 2029 Osgood St. PRESBYTERIANS AVOID POLITICS The 119th annual meeting of the N. C. synod of Presbyterians ended last week at Greenville with a reso lution asserting a non-partisan stand in politics and prohibition. The bud get allotted $585,00(5 for synod and assembly work. Greensboro won the 1933 synod meeting. HURT BY MINISTER’S AUTO; SEEKS $5,000 Henderson, Ky.—W. M. Owen, a Methodist minister of Conway, Ark., was sued for'$5,000 by I. T. Hollo well, 65, who was injured by the min ister’s automobile. The minister had been freed on a charge of assault and battery by a court hearing that he was not to blame. EYEBROW BETRAYS AGE OF A WOMAN, EVEN ’ HIGHBROW York, England.—Let her be a scrubwoman or a highbrow, eyebrows and eyeglasses betray a woman’s age! Eyebrows' change their positions with age, Professor V. Suk told the - British Association for the Ad vancement of Science. With advanc ing age, they sink below the upper margin on the eye socket. Color of eyebrows is hereditary. A blonde may have dark eyelashes, and not be suspected of being "synthe tic.” SEES LITTLE HOPE FOR HIGH COTTON • Facing the facts about the cotton crop this fall, leads one to the con clusion that despite the short crop of approximately 11,310,000 bales this *year> the carry-over of 13,000, 000 bales will give such a supply that high prices for the staple can hardly be expected, says J. F. Criswell, ex tension economist at. State College. The acreage planted to cotton in the United States this year was esti mated on September 1 to be 36,161, 000 acres which is the smallest acre age since 1923. The estimated pro duction of 11,310,000 bales is the smallest since 1923, also, but the .world carry-over is 13,000,000 bales which gives a supply of over 24 mil lion bales. This is exceeded only by the supply of 26 million bales last year. Maine’s Governor-elect Governor-elect Louis J. Brann of Maine, the first Democratic governor of the state in 18 years, takes the limelight in Eastern states, the National Committee assigning him speaking dates as a result of the sur. prising victory. I ' News Briefs l- - —j KILLED IN AUTO CRASH When a car was forced off the highway by another near Raleigh, N. V. Hockett, 24, of Angier. was fatal ly hurt. J. J. Barnes, the driver, had slight injuries. RUN OVER BY TROLLEY Lila Head, two, was horribly man : gled by a Wilmington street car. The 76 AUGUST AUTO DEATHS The motor bureau reports 76 deaths from automobile accidents in the state in August. Of 467 drivers in 3 1S accidents, only 44 _ were wom en. MURDER VICTIM FOUND Wrapped in a blanket, bound with wire, a bullet hole through the head, the body of a white man, who had beenl murdered some weeks before, was found 100 yards from a high way just east of Liberty. Identifi cation has not yet been made. ANOTHER HUNTING VICTIM Accidentally shot by his brother, 15, while squirrel hunting Saturday, B. F. Ivey, 14. died in a Lumberton hospital on Sunday. FIVE-DAY WEEK ENDORSED The directors of the U. S'. Cham ber of Commerce last week approv ed the five day work week of 40 hours as a means to decrease unem ployment. The chamlber went ,on record as against cash payment of the bonus until 1945. MARION AUTO VICTIM Harrington Sparks, 50, walked in front of the car of R. W. Rigsby. Asheville city manager, and was kill ed at Marion. The coroner’s inquest was deferred. FIATTERAS CHILD DROWNS The body of Josephine Willis, 'three, washed ashore in a marsh at Hatteras, Friday. He had last been seen playing on a wharf. LIGHTNING HITS GRIDDERS Eighteen boys in a football hud dle at Woodmere academy, New York, were felled 'by a stroke of lightning, Friday. On^ of them died of the shock. N. C. BIRTHS TRIPLE DEATHS There were 2,298 deaths and 6, -*29 birth reported in the state in August the^birthrate of 23.9 nearly tripling the death rate of 8.5 per thousand. Tuberculosis killed 159 and cancer 123. There were 23 sui cides and 32 homicides. Automobile accidents killed 76, railroad accidents 17, drowning 25. 734 AUGUST PATROL ARRESTS The highway patrol arrested 734 road law violators in August and se cured court conviction of 5 64. Fines and costs totalled $17,558. ■ \ Drop 2nd Tilt 5-2 In Good Game Play Saturday In Chicago Young Lefty Gomez, Yankee Twirl ing Ace, Shades Warneke, Of .. Chicago Crowd of 55,000 Witnessed Scrap In Yankee Satdium; Start Scoring In hirst New York, Sept. 29.—Winning their second world series game in succession, the New York Yankees walloped the Chicago Cubs here this afternoon by a score of 5 to 2. Lefty Gomez, twirling for the Yankees,' had the edge on Warneke, pitching ace. A crowd of 5 5,000 ball fans wit nessed the contest. The Yankees scored twice in the first inning when Warneke passed Earle Combs and Joe Sewell, and then permitted Lou Gehrig and Bill . Dickey tosingl* the Yajnkees scor ing twice.' After that the Yankees were never headed. The two clubs left tonight for Chicago where they will engage in the third contest Saturday. The box score and summary fol low: Chicago (NL) ABRHPoAE Herman, 2b _ 4 1116 0 English, 3 b _ 4 0 1 0 0 0 Cuyler, rf __J__-4 0 110 0 Stephenson, If _ 4 1 2 0 0 0 DeMaree, cf _ 4 0 110 0 Grimm, lb _ 4 0 2 8 0 0 Hartnett, c _ 3 0 1 9 2 0 Jurges, ss - 3 0 0 4 3 0 Warneke, p __ 3 0 0 0 2 0 x Hemsley _ 1 0 0 0 0 0 Todds _34 2 9 24 13 0 x—Batted for Warneke in ninth. New York (AL) AB R H Po A E Combs, cf _ 3 114 0 0 Sewell, 3 b ___ 3 110 10 Ruth, ff __ 3 113 0 0 Gehrig, lb _ 4 2 3 5 0 0 Lazzeri, 2b _ 4 0 13 10 Dickey, c __ 3 0 2 8 0 0 Chapman, If _ 4 0 1110 Crossetti, ss _ 3 0 t) 3 3 1 Gomez, p _ 3 0 0 0 3 0 Totals _30 5 10 27 9 1 Score by innings:: Chicago _ 101 000 000—2 New York _ 202 010 OOx—5 Summary: Runs batted in:'Steph enson, Gehrig, Dickey 2, DeMaree, Chapman 2. Two base hits: Herman, Stephenson. Three base hits: Cuyler, Sacrifice: Jurges. Double playes: War neke, Hartnett and Jurges; Hartnett and Herman; Herman, Jurges and Grimm (2). Left on bases: Chicago 7; New York 5. Base on balls: off Gormez 1 (Hartnett); off Wameke 4 (Combs, Sewell, Ruth, Dickey). Struck out: by Gomez 8 (Warneke 3, Herman 2, Hartnett, English, Hem sley); by Warneke 7 (Ruth, Chap man 3, Gomez 2, Crosetti). Um pires: Klem (NL), plate; Van Graf lan (AL), first; Magehkurth (NL), second; Dinneen (AL), third. Time of game 1:46. " SLEEPING WOMAN CLAWED BY BOBCAT Quinton, Okla.—Clawed by a bob cat, Mrs. David Brunson, 35, wife of a farmer, was in a critical condition. The animal attacked Mrs. Brunson while she slept. Manhattan police face a difficult problem in arresting the sidewalk peddlers of poison whiskey sold at five cents a drink. Fifty died from it since August 1.