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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
"The Watchman Carnes a Summary of <lAU The lS(eivs”
Rum Cases
Reach New
High Mark
72 Charged With
Dealing In Booze
Traffic Violations Are Second
With Total Number Of
Indictments of 23
Increase In Criminal Cases In
County Court Noted Since
June Of This Year
* The month of October saw one
of the heaviest criminal dockets
in Rowan County Court in several
' , years. 176 defendants were ar
ranged before Judge Clyde E.
Gooch during the month. Viola
tions of the state prohibition laws
were the most conspicuous items
on County Prosecutor J. Allan
Dunn’s docket, there being 72
indictments involving liquor dur
ing the month. Traffic items were
next with 23 violations. Assault
with deadly weapons took the third
place on the docket wick SO indi- /
ctments. Larceny cases ran fourth j
with 13 cases.
Since the month of June the
number oif cases on the criminal
docket have steadily increased
month by month. Liquor, fight
ing and stealing cases have been
responsible for the steady increase.
County and city officers have been
very diligent and have been vigor
ously working to apprehend the
law violators of this county.
The docket for the month list
ed the following cases:
Liquor cases:
Drunk and disorderly - 43
Possession, etc. - 15
Driving drunk _ 14
Total liquor cases - 72
Violations Motor law — 23
Assault with deadly
weapon _ 15
Larceny and receiving — 13
Illegal Train Riding 9
Carrying concealed
weapon _- 7
Gambling - 6
Fornication and adultery 6
Non-support - 5
Assault on a female - 4
Speeding - 3
Aiding and abetting - 2
Reckless driving - 2
Violation city ordinance .... 1
Prison escape - 1
Operating slot machine — 1
Trespass - 1
Slander of an innocent
woman _ 1
Simple assault _ 1
Resisting arrest - 1
Cursing on public high
way --— 1
Total for month - 176
The increase of the criminal
cases in the Rowan County Court
may be noted from the following
tabulation, which was compiled
from the records in the Clerk of
the court’s office:
Month Cases
July _ 121
August ..— 162
September __ _- 166
October .-. 176
Tracked over dirt roads and
through fields for two miles, Ralph
Brooks, 19, was arrested by Wake
county officers and held for the
murder of Paul Brooks, 29, his
half-brother. Officers say Ralph
admitted shooting someone. They
claim he had threatened to also kill
his half-brother’s wife and a
younger brother.
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Anne McCarthy, New York, scored
highest and was crowned American
Business Girl Queen with a percent
age of 93.75 percent, efficiency. Not
being a college graduate was all that
scored against her.
Believes in Marines
11_mm._I fc-gQ ..
Ann Elizabeth Hartzel, society
heiress of Merion, Pa., announces her
marriage to'Corp. Austin Steed, U. S.
Marines, Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Steed
was recently left a fortune of
$600,000 by her mother.
get all sentimental about saving
wild life and the first thing we
know we have a wolf at the door.
WELL, ANYWAY, the soul
kiss addicts are not complainig a
bout never getting a break.
LOGIC; Wlwn the tax rate is SO
high a lot of people can’t pay their
taxes the remedy is to increase the
IT WOULD SEEM when they
assess dancers to pay the fiddler
they include wallflowers.
ce anybody has nowadays is a
balance due.
She was a peach
Upon the beach
And drove a wicked buggy,
The gob walked by,
She caught his eye,
For he looked rough and ruggy.
But when the lass
Shut off the gas
The gob said sternly balking,
"Now, never mind,
I’m not that kind,
I’ll go back first by walking.”
HOPE SPRINGS eternal in the
human breast. Which, no doubt,
accounts for the fact that there
still are collectors willing to come
around again next week.
He—"There are an awful lot of
girls who don’t want to get mar
She—"How do you know?”
He—"I’ve asked them.”
"Daughter,” said her dad, "how
does it come you go out with a
different young man every night.”
"Oh,” she yawned, "most of
my boy friends have had their
salaries cut and they can’t afford
more than one date a week with
me now.”
"I like our new apartment, but
the neighbors hear everything we
"Well, why don’t you hang a
heavy tapestry on the walls?”
"But then we couldn’t hear
what the neighbors say.”
It is a hopeful sign, remarks one
surveyor of the situation, that mil
lionaires have ceased to multiply.
We’d like it even better, tho, if
they’d begin to divide.
—Boston Herald.
Unfortunately, the taxpayer
never finds it so easy to raise his
taxes as the Legislature does.
A noted publicist passes the
news along that "angels don’t
eat.” Well, they say conditions
have been bad everywhere.
Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Women’s Rally
Here Tonight
At Courthouse
Featured by an address by Dr.
Deliah Dixon Carroll, Raleigh, the
Women’s Rally to be staged in the
interest of the Democratic party
will be held tonight at 7:45 o’clock
in the county courthouse. An in
vitation » extended to the public
—both men and women—to at
This rally is being sponsored by
the women’s division of the Rowan
County Democratic Executive
Committee under the direction of
Mrs. J. P. Lynch of Spencer and
Mrs. R. O. Yancey, Salisbury, vice
Dr. Carroll will be introduced
by Mrs. E. C. Gregory. Other
women prominent in Democratic
circles will also be on the program,
it is announced.
All women of the county, and
men also, are urged to take part in
the rally.
Party Lines Fail
To Hold Voters
In This Campaign
Led By Sen. George Norris, Many
Prominent Progressive Re
publicans Bolt
Voters Show Independence Of
Party Loyalty Cry; Vote
On Principles
One of the most unusual deve
lopments of the Presidential cam
paign to date has been the *wing
of liberal and progressive Republi
cans behind the Roosevelt banner.
It is doubtful if there has ever
been a campaign in which such lit
tle regard has been shown for party
lines and such a kicking over of
party traces. In 1896 a number of
prominent "Gold Bug” Democrats
bolted Bryan and supported Pal
mer. In 1912 scores of outstand
ing progressive Republicans bolted
Taft and rallied behind Teddy
Roosevelt. In these two campaigns
there was a challenge to party
regularity but it will be noted in
each case it was a bolt within the
When Alfred E. Smith was
nominated in 1928, Democrats of
a lifetime bolted their party’s can
didate and did the unprecedented
thing of voting a Republican tick
et. In the 1928 campaign, how
ever, the party leaders remained
regular. There were only two out
standing national figures who
openly supported Hoover. They
Please turn to page four
George Harper, 44, of near Kin
ston, died there last week from in
juries received in a truck and car
Is Altered
By Arbiters
Five Major
Changes Made
New Rules Enable Game To Be
Better Balanced By Penalties
And Bonuses
Increases Penalties For Nonvulner
ablc Sets, Doubled; Cost Of
Defeat Lessened
Penalties for being set are
changed under the new code of
rules for the game of contract
Non-vulncrable doubled under
tricks will cost about ten per cent
more and all categories of vulner
able undertricks about ten per
cent less. The old method of scor
ing undoubled not vulnerable un
dertricks is retained.
Five Major Changes
There are five major changes in
scoring and many changes in pen
alties for infringement of the rul^s
under the code, promulgated by
the Whist Club of New York, the
Portland Club of London, and the
Commission Francaise Du Bridge.
There are changes in nomen
clature. One or two examples will
serve both for nomenclature and
5— To Deal—To distribute the
cards in rotation to the players. A
deal extends from the cut to the
moment when the last card has
been duly placed on the table.
6— The Auction—The period
during which it is open to the
players to bid in rotation for the
7— The Play—The period which
begins when the auction closes and
ends when the number of tricks
won by each side has been deter
9—Call—AT comprehensive term
applicable to a bid, a double, a re
double or a pass.
■11—Bid—A call by which a
player offers to contract that his
side will win at least as many odd
tricks (one to seven) as his bid
specifies, provided the hand is play
ed in the denomination he names.
1 5—Contract—The highest bid
made in the auction, whether un
doubled, doubled or redoubled.
18—Trick—Four cards, one
from each hand, one being led and
the other three played in one round
of play.
There are five major changes in
scoring. They were all made pur
suant to the advice of Harold S.
Vanderbilt, who is the recognized
father of contract scoring.
1— No trump values have been
reduced to 30 for the first, third,
fifth and seventh odd tricks and
increased to 40 for the ^econd,
fourth and sixth odd triCKS.
2— The premium for fulfilled
doubled contracts has been omitted.
3— The premium for undoubled
overtricks has been reduced to the
equivalent odd trick value.
4— The doubled not vulnerable
undertrick penalties have been in
creased somewhat, and certain of
the vulnerable penalties decreased
somewhat to obtain a perfect bal
ance between them and to secure
a uniform increase in the penalty
for each additional undertrick lost.
5— The premiums for Grand
Slams have been increased to 1,
500 not vulnerable, 2,250 vulner
Literary Digest, Hearst And
Watchman Pick Roosevelt
___ /
The Watchman presents herewith the Literary Digest, Hearst and
its own presidential forecast.
This is the first attempt of The Watchman to make a political pre
diction. We may be better prophets—or worse. Anyhow, we will be
in good company, win or lose.
The three forecasts are given below:
State Digest Hearst Watchman Electoral Vote
Alabama Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _____ 11
Arizona Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _,_ 3
Arkansas Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 9
California Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 22
Colorado Roosevelt Hoover Roosevelt _ 6
Connecticut Hoovler Hoover Hoover ___ 8
Delaware Roosevelt Roosevelt Hoover _ 4
Florida Roosevelt} Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 7
Georgia Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 12
Idaho Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _!_ 4
Illinois Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 29
Indiana Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 14
Iowa Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 11
Kansas Roosevelt Hoover Roosevelt _ 9
Kentucky Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 11
T mi i si an a R.nncpvplf Rnncpvplt ID
Maine Hoover Hoover Hoover _^__ J
Maryland Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 8
Massachusetts Hoover Hoover Hoover _ 17
Michigan Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _-_ 19
Minnesota Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 11
Mississippi Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 9
Missouri Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 15
Montana Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _,_ 4
Nebraska Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt ___t_ 7
Nevada Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt ___ j
New Haxnp. Hoover Hoover Hoover__;_;_.
New Jersey Hoover '• Hoover Hoover __r
New Mexico Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _
New York Roosevelt Hoover Roosevelt _r_
N. Carolina Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt __ 1
N. Dakota Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _
Ohio Roosevelt Hoover Roosevelt _ 2
Oklahoma Roosevelt. Roosjevelt Roosevelt _ 1
Oregon Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt} _ 5
Pennsylvania Roosevelt Hoover Hoover _
Rhode Island Hoover Hoover Roosevelt _/a
S. Carolina Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ {
S. Dakota Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 4
Tennessee Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _r__ 11
Texas Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ -23
Utah Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 4
Vermont Hoover Hoover Hoover _ 3
Virginia Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt __ 11
Washington Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 8
W. Virginia Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 8
Wisconsin Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 12
Wyoming Roosevelt Roosevelt Roosevelt _ 3
Digest Forecast Hearst Forecast Watchman Forecast
(Hoover) (Hoover) (Hoover)
Connecticut 8 Colorado 6 Connecticut 8
Maine 8 Connecticut 8 Delaware 4
Mass. 17 Kansas 9 Maine 5
N. Hamp. 4 Maine 5 Mass. 17
N. Jersey 16 Mass. 17 N. Hamp. 4
R, Island 4 New Hamp. 4 N. Jersey 16
Vermont 3 N. Jersey 16 Penna. 36
Ohio 20 Vermont 3
N. York 47
Penna. 3 6
R. Island 4 , - ->
Vermont 3
Hoover elec- Hoover elec- Hoover elec
toral vote 57 tjoral vote 181 toral vote 93
Roosevelt elec- Roosevelt e*ec- Roosevelt elec
toral vote 474 toral vote 351 toral vote 43 8
As will be seen from' the above tabulation none of the three fore
casts agree with the other two. The Literary Digest and the Hearst
newspapers have staged nation-wide polls, which give somewhat differ
ent results. The Carolina Watchman bases its prediction on both of
these polls, plus analyses of these and other polls, the observation of
political writers who have visited the so-called "doubtful” states and
the Associated Press and United Press reports of the general political
activities of the two major parties in the several states. In the states
given above in the three forecasts in which President Hoover is lead
ing, we herewith state our reasons for the Watchman’s forecast, which
are as follows:
we disagree
with the Hearst poll and favor the
Literary Digest because both polls
show an increase of the Roosevelt
-vote. The Hearst poll has been
slipping recently in Colorado in
respect to the Hoover vote. In
1928, The Literary Digest under
estimated Smith’s vote by 5.5 0 per
cent. Although the Denver Post
is for Hoover, the Digest vote in
Denver stands as follows: Hoover,
4,25 8; Roosevelt, 5,471. Practical
ly all Colorado towns reported by
the Digest give Roosevelt majori
ties. We believe that the Demo
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The Lee and McGeorge family
took their Kentucky mountain
feud into town, and in a gun! bat
tle at Pineville six were shot, three
of them bystanders. The princi
pals are held in hospitals or jails.
The Republican national com
mittee reported the expenditure of
$1,454,179 on the national cam
paign between June 1 and October
,26. Receipts had been $120,000
greater than, spendings.
Record Vote
Expected By
County, State
Tickets Given
Hottest Cam)agn\ In History Will
Come To A Close On The
Night Of November 8 th
Polls Will Open At Sunrise And
Remain Open Until Sunset; \
Registration Swells
Next Tuesday, November 8 th, '
is election day.
The polls will open at sunrise
and close at sunset.
Rowan county voters will cast
ballots for the election of a coun- \ '
ty, state, senatorial and national
It is estimated that around 15,
000 votes will be cast in Rowan
jxmnty to establish a record.
The county, state and senatorial
. tickets are given below. Nation
S|aBy, you vote foe electors* instead
* | of a direct, ballot for Roosevelt or
For Sheriff—James H. Krider.
. For Register of Deeds—William
Z D. Kizziah.
For Auditor—J. E. Haynes.
For Coroner—Walter L. Tatum.
For Surveyor—N. A. Trexler.
For Trial Justice Rowan County
Court—J. Allan Dunn.
For Prosecuting Attorney Row
an County Court—Charles Price.
For Members of Board of Coun
ty Commissioners—(Vote for five)
—Curtis A. Long, T. M. Byrd,
Ogatha L. Linn, James T. Graham,
R. Linn Bernhardt.
For Senator 21st Senatorial Dis
trict—Hayden Clement.
For Members of House of Repre
sentatives— (Vote for Two) —
Walter Murphy, J. W. Bean.
For Sheriff—A. M. Miller.
For Register of Deeds— Arthur
L. Kluttz.
For Auditor—W. Henry Hob
For Coroner—C. E. Brown.
For Surveyor—Gilmer A. Walk
For Trial Justice Rowan Coun
ty Court— _
For Prosecuting Attorney Row
an County Court—John A. Kirby.
For Members of Board of Coun
tv Commissioners— (Vote for Fivel
—R. B. McCombs, Myron C. M.
Fisher, George W. Ratledge, J.
C. Eagle, C. W. Isenhour.
For Senator 21st Senatorial Dis
trict—L. L. Smith.
For Members of House of Re
presentatives— (Vote for Two) —
J. Lee Armstrong, John U. Alex
For Governor—J. C. B. Ehring
For Lieutenant Governor: A. H.,
For Secretary of State—Stacy
W. Wade.
For Auditor—Baxter Durham.
For Treasurer—John P. Stead
For Superintendent of Public
Instruction—A. T. Allen.
For Attorney General—Dennis
G. Brummitt.
For Commissioner of Agricul
ture—William A. Graham.
For Commissioner of Labor—A.
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