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The Carolina Watchman % "The Watchman Carries a Summary of ^All The TTguts” - J .... . —— ;.v' — ;, — _ . ..■ ' — FOUNDED 1832—100TH YEAR. SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNIN^ .#3 .OBER 28, 1932 VOL. 100 NO. 13 PRICE 2 CENTS _^_____ ,• . Gala Event At Catawba On Saturday Home Coming Plans Complete Processional By All Students Will Inaugurate The Day’s Festi vites At Catawba Barbecue, Football Game, Stunts, Campus Activities, Awarding Of Cups And Play Make Up Program ■i.i. I Catawba College Celebrates its annual Campus and Home-coming lay Saturday, October 29, by fes tivities which begin at ten o’clock in the morning and last until that hour of the night. Beginning at 10 o’clock in the morning, there will be a proces sional participated in by all of the classes of the college, led by the college band under the direction of John Winks. Each of the classes of the col lege will be arrayed in original costumes which are designed to carry out the class colors of the respective classes and in these cos tumes they will march to the cam pus in front of the gymnasium where each class will sing original songs written for the occasion, af ter which the entire group will join in the college songs. Following the processional, there will be presented in the auditor ium of the college a portrait of Mrs. Allen K. Zartman, after •i™ Zartman Hall, girl’s dormi tory, is named. At noon on Home Coming day ] there will be a huge barbecue serv ed on the campus and at 2:30 the football game between Guilford College and Catawba will be play ed on the local gridiron. This game will have a bearing on the confer ence race and in view of the steady improvement of the Indians this season, many of the Catawba root ers are already predicting a vic tory. Beginning at 7:30 in the even ing the four classes will meet in the auditorium where, in a series of stunts, they will compete for two silver loving cups. The lar ger cup, donated by the Student Government Association, goes to the class which in the opinion of three unannounced judges who have no official connection with the college, presents the best cos tumes, songs, and stunts. Last year the present senior class won the trophy and much rivalry ex ists among the remaining classes to see that they do not repeat this year. The smaller cup is to be given to the class that presents the ■best college song. A one-act comedy, "'Long Dis tance,” which consists entirely of telephone conversation will wind up the formal activities of the day. CAPITAL POLICE HEAD LEAVES General Pelham D. Glassford, a national figiye from his handling of the-bonus army marchers in Washington, resigned because he had been denied a free hand in run ning the District of Columbia police department. Inspector Er nest W. Brown was named as his successor as superintendent of pol lice. POETRY THAT SELLS Of all forms of writing, the least satisfactory from a stand point of dollars and cents, is poe try. Yet Edna St. Viifcent Millay, discovering a discarded manuscript which she had put aside 13 years ago, decided that she would like to see it in print. Her publishers an nounced the new volume and the first edition was sold out a month before publication. The trouble with most poetry which does not sell is that it is commonplace. Miss Millay’s great success through many years shows that there is an eager public for poetry if it possesses beauty and distinction. In Final Drive For Votes Two" very informal pictures of the presidential Candidates^ President Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt, as they started on their final drive to win votes for the Republican and Democratic tickets. ' _ - ~ i * __ Girl Lead the Way • | •> m Miss Ruth De Roo, 16 years old. the Flint, Mich., girl who startled veteran boatmen in her sensational driving to win over 120 amateur pilots in the National Outboard Regatta held at Bay City, Mich. This performance stamped her as one of the leading drivers of 1932. A Non-Partisan Bob Ann Taranda posed for this new Non-Partisan bob, the new coiffure for fall and winter shown at the national beauty show in New York. On the left side the hair is curled -down" for the loser; on the right “*>” for the winner. New York Politics New York State Senator Samuel H. Hofstader (Republican), who headed the investigating committee that caused Mayor Walker to resign, has been proposed for a judgeship in an admitted trade—and sponsored by Tammany. The fireworks are now on. • * For Relief Work . Margaret Halstead, daughter of the. American Consul-General at London, arrives home in the U. S. to do her bit in national relief work. Miss Halstead has scored high in opera roles. * Legion Heads at Capitol Louis A. Johnson, new National Commander of the American Legion and John T. Taylor of the legislative committee, photographed as they called upon President Hoover... Clarence E. Martin, of Martins burg, W Va., is the new president of the American Bar Association, hav ing been elected at the fifty-fifth meeting to succeed Guy E. Thomp son of St. Louis. Tabulation Reveals Democratic Primary Vote Has Doubled In Past Four Years A record vote of 15,000 may be expected in Rowan County, on November 8 th, according to a forecast made to The Carolina Watchman yesterday by J. Allan Dunn, County Chairman of the Young Peoples’ Democratic Club. "There is tremendous interest in the election,” said Mr. Dunn in his interview with The Watchman. "In my opinion, many people will vote this year who have not been voting in recent elections. All signs indicate that this is to be a Democratic year. Victory is in the air and Governor Roosevelt is receiving magnificent support in Rowan County.” In 1928, the Republicans polled, an average vote of approximately 7.000 while the Democratic aver age was 6,500, giving the Repub licans a majority of around 500. In the last general election, the Democrats in this county polled a voting strength of approximately 8.000 and the Republicans around 5,000. Mr. Dunn's estimate is based on 10.000 votes for the Democrats and around 5,000 for the Republi cans, making a total of 15,000 or more to be cast November the 8 th. Mr. Dunn, in making his pre diction as to the record vote fore cast, calls attention to the fact that the last four years have seen a very large increase in Democra tic registration in this county. During these four years the De mocratic election ivote has been nearly 2000 greater than the pri mary vote, and it this increase holds true in the present election, the Democratic candidates should leceive approximately 10,5 00 votes each on November 8 th., since the primary vote this year averaged about 8,500. Mr. Dunn also call ed attention to the fact that the ast primary vote was greater than any general election vote ever cast in this county for the Democratic ticket, and cites the following facts: Democratic Vote 1928 primary _4360 1928 general election —6201 Increase over primary — 1841 ’ i: ■ 1930 primary _5718 1930 gen. election _7731 Increase over primary _ 2013 1932 primary ..._-—8469 1932 gen. election (estimated) - 'll 0,3 96 It will be noted, according to Mr. Dunn, that the primary vote of 1932 was nearly double that of 1928. The increase of the general election vote over that of the pri maries of 1928 and 1932 indicate that the 1,927 more Democrats vote in the elections than in the primaries. Should this increase be had in the present election over the last primary, the Democratic tick et should poll about 10,396 votes in Rowan County on November 8th. Since 1928 the Democrats registration has greatly increased in the 33 precincts of the county. PLANT AT FULL CAPACITY Syracuse, N. Y., —Remington Typewriter Company is operating its local plant at capacity, with a normal force of 1,000 workers, it was reported. GOOD MORNING LIFE Life is only a tree Sighing in the wind, Only a bird - Praising the dawn, Only the fallen petal Of a snowy rose, Or the strains of a violin On a hill at sunset. Life is only the scent Of a rare perfume, Only the soft "cooing” Of a dove or a baby, Only the majestic throb of an organ In an ancient cathedral, Or the velvety pages Of a well-loved book. Why do I love it so? —Cleveland Plain Dealer. UNEASY LIES THE FACE that wears a frown. ALL PLAY AND NO WORK certainly makes jack hard to bor row. MANY OF THE MEN who go about bragging that they are self made men should be apologizing instead. I’LL TELL YOUR FORTUNE, mister,” said the gypsy to the gob. "How much?” "Half a dollar.” "Correct.” THEY SAY BUSINESS is on the upgrade. Which is all right if ait doesn’t stall trying to txv a. .<! ~ high. EXPERIENCE IS THE best teacher, and all that, but we do wish the professor would reduce the tuition fee. HOW TIMES Do change! Who would see the day when it needed spenders? MOODS - I I’m in a lOder mood today, And feel poetic, 2; 4 fun I’ll just—off a line, And send it off 2 U. II I’m sorry you’ve been 6 O long; Don’t B „disconsol8; But bear your ills with 42de, And they won’t seem so gr8. "Do you know, dear that your children will have blue eyes?” “Why, John, my eyes aren’t blue.” "No, but mine are.” Of all thq words from the tongues of men The rarest are these, "I’ll lend you ten.” "Where did you learn to kiss dear?” "Dragging heavy malteds up a straw.” Doughton And Ehringhaus To Speak In City Three Democratic speakings have been announced by Ross M. Sigmon, chairman of the Rowan County Democratic Executive committee for the near future. Congressman R. L. Doughton, house leader and veteran of many legislative battles and chief foe of the proposed national sales tax, will speak tonight in the court house at 8 o’clock. Preceding Mr. Doughton, Mrs. Arthur Wagner, Asheville, one of the states leading Democratic wo man orators, will deliver an ad dress discussing the issues of the campaign. She is the daughter of the late Robert L. Shaver and a sister of Charles L. Shaver, this city. Mrs. Wagner is- well known in Salisbury and will receive a warm welcome. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 12:30 p. m. o’clock, J. C. B. Ehringhaus, de mocratic nominee for governor, and one of the state’s most brilli ant orators and leading attorneys, will make a brief address from the courthouse steps. This will be his last public appearance in this coun ty before the election November 8. This will be a mid-day speech as he was unable to come to the county to make an: address at night on account of heavy speak ing schedule. Father Iniured In Celebrating Return to Job •S Philadelphia.—It was almost like •. scene from "A Christmas Carol” in the two-room flat where Joseph Howard and his wife, Katherine, and their eight children have lived. "Joe” lost his steady job two years ago. After twenty-four months of struggling to make ends meet, Howard was to begin steady work as a painter. Everybody was happy. There was to be a real Sunday dinner to celebrate the occasion. The child ren frolicked in the front room with their father, while mother, out in the kitchen-dining room, prepared biscuits. It was to be that kind of a dinner—biscuits and everything, something they hadn’t had for a long time. Getting the biscuits just right was pretty difficut because the gas had been turned off. They were baking on a little oil stove placed in the oven of the gas stove. It was tedious wo*k, but Mrs. Howard didn’t mind. Humming happily, she started to set the table and asked "Joe” to take a loow at the biscuits. As Howard opened the oven door, an explosion burned him severely about the face, arms and body. It put a sudden stop to dinner and celebration. He is in a hospital with a chance to live, but apparently no chance for that steady job that was going to make dinner with biscuits a part of life for his children. NEWS BRIEFS FUGITIVE SLAYS SELF Rather than surrender to officers who were chasing him for arrest on charge of stealing 20,000 cig arettes at Canton, Alvin Ever hardt, 20, engaged in a gun battle with officers and then turned his pistol on himself dying a few min utes after the officers reached his side. KILLS FOUR AND SELF Theodore Gilberg, a shoe re pairman, became insane at Color ado Springs, shot and killed his parents and two sisters and then committed suicide. CALL POWER CONFERENCE The corporation commission called the four major public utili ties of the state to appear in Ral eigh on October 27 and submit rate schedules approximating the average found in 177 cities, by Charles Waddell, rate expert of the commission. The chajrges in North Carolina were found to be materially higher than the average, and to have no uniformity among themselves. $ 814,502 IN ROAD BIDS . Low bids on 18 road projects, the bids totalling $814,5 02 were received by the state highway commission last week. On Friday three bids were rejected and three held in abeyance. A new letting will be held November 3. The work is financed by federal emer gency funds, around 60 per cent of which has been let to contract. MOORESVILLE SCHOOL DAMAGED Fire caused by defective wiring did $20,000 damage to Moores ville’s central high school on Sun day. Statesville firemen aided in confining the blaze to the third story. 18 DROWN AS BUS ENTERS RIVER A bus carrying 24 plunged into the Mississippi river-at Natchez, Miss., Sunday, only six escaping. The bus was being driven on a ferry. NEW AIR SPEED RECORD Jimmy Wedell, New Orleans air speedster, set a new mark of 11 hours 54 minutes between Ottawa, Washington and Mexico City. CAN’T GET INTO PRISON Because the Supreme court de cision against him had not been certified to Henderson county au thorities, J. Mack Rhodes was de nied admission to state’s prison to serve six ter 16 yearrs for wrecking a Hendersonville bank. Rhodes ’s starting his term this week, how ever. BONEY WINS HONOR Dan C. Boney, state insurance commissioner was named as vice president of the Insurance Com missioners of the United States, in the 63 rd annual meeting, held in Galveston Texas. QUELL PRISON RIOTS Authorities of Portsmouth peni tentiary at Kingston, Ontario, had quelled the second riot of the week by the 900 inmates. Severe fight ing took place.