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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina The Carolina Watchman f *.NVv "The Watchman Carries ^p Ummary of ^All The ISfews” - ____ • < A |_.___i FOUNDED 1832 100TH YEAR_ SALISBURY, f MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 1932_ VOL. 100 NO. 17 PRICE 2 CENtT Officials To Be Sworn In December 5th Merchants Ready For Prosperity Week Oaths Will Be Given In Courthouse Expect Crowd Will Attend All County Officials Will B, Sworn In Except County Legislators They Will Be Administered Oatl Of Office When The General Assembly Convenes Rowan County’s new officials elected in the Democratic sweet November 8th, will take offict Monday, December 5 th, according to E. C. Gregory, chairman of th. Rowan county board of elections This oath-administering, oatl taking ceremony will take place ir the county courthouse, it is an nounced. A large crowd is ex pected to witness this procedure re quired by law. The new county officials and the present officials who were reelected, will be sworn in by B. D. McCub biiis, clerk of the Superior court, who was elected in 1930 to serve a four-year term. He is the only of ficial in the courthouse who does not begin a new term on that date. Neither he nor his deputies will be sworn. The swearine-in process will be gin about 10 o’clock on the morn ing of December 5 th. Those who will be sworn in fol low: Sheriff: James H. Krider. Register of Deeds: William D. Kizziah. Auditor: T. E. Haynes. Coroner: Walter L. Tatum. Surveyor: N. A. Trexler. Trial Justice Rowan County Court: J. Allan Dunn. Prosecuting Attorney Rowan County Court: Charles Price. Members of Board of County Commissioners: Curtis A. Long. T. M. Byrd, Ogatha L. Linn, James T. Graham, R. Linn Bernhardt. State Senator Hayden Clement and Representatives Walter Mur phy and J. W. Bean will be admin istered the oaths of their office when the legislature convenes early in January. -, Paroled As forecast last week by The Watchman, Govenor O. Max Gardner has paroled Mary Frick, after serving two years in the state penitentiary for participating in the robbery of the Bank of Rockwell several years ago. Three others, two boys and one girl, were alsc paroled. MARINE CORPS TO FILL VACANCIES The United States Marine Corps Recruiting Station, 121 Builders Building, Charlotte, N. C., under the command of Sergeant Geddes M. Attaway, has announced that a limited number of vacancies for that branch of the service will be filled during the months of De cember and January. Careful selections will be made in filling these vacancies as the duties of the Marine Corps are vari ed and require men who can learn to familiarize themselves with the various features of the military ser vice ashore and afloat. Applications by mall or in persor of high school graduates of gooc character between the ages ol eighteen and thirty will be giver consideration. j Battered Gray Fedora — Still In The Ring ■President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt tossed his hat into the presidential ring several moons ago. It was kicked about quite a lot but it came through, battered a bit ’tis true. Now it rests secure in a safe at Albany, awaiting a jaunt to Washington. . . . The President-elect is mighty particular about that hat ... a gray fedora which came to be known throughout the land. One i of his first acts on November 9th. was to place it away. I_ GOOD MORNING NO DOUBT THE LOSER in a nation-wide straw vote thinks the postal rfctes haven’t been raised high enough after all. NOW THAT we have a state of confusion, will there be forty nine stars in the flag? OVERHEAD ISN’T so bad. It’s footing it that hurts. JOE TINKER, the plumber’s helper, says three may be a crowd generally but now and then it is a precaution. THE BOY stood on the burn ing deck. "If mother can’t play bridge,” said he, "maybe she will pay me a little attention STRIP POKER must be an amusing game. We’re told it often brings peels of laughter. Wat: "When was your new baby born?” Knot: "Between the second pay ment on the radio and the eighth on the auto.” Well, there’s still a sucker being born every minute. The trouble is he hasn’t got anything you can take away from him. "Your husband is always com plaining that he leads a dog’s life.” "Yes, he comes home with mud d}» feet, makes himself comfortable on the hearth rug, waits until he is fed and often growls.” "I hear that when Jones was in the hospital he had to have two nurses day and night.” "Yes, his wife wouldn’t trust him alone with just one.” Dick: If I mailed a letter ad dressed to "the dumbest man in Chicago,” I wonder who they’d deliver it to? Oswald (innocently): They’d probably return it to the sender. He: "What would I have to give you for just one kiss? She: "Chloroform.” Youthful Questioner: "What are diplomatic relations, father?” Father: "There are no such peo ple, my boy.” The onion comes of the lily group But the difference is thin, For an onion shoot And a lily root Are cousins under the skin. Wins Turkey A. R. Monroe, who is connected with The Carolina Watchman in an advertising capacity, was win ner of an 18 pound turkey given away free at the 9 o’clock show at the Victory theatre Wednes day evening. Through the courtesy of the local theatre tWree Thanksgiving turkeys were given away free at the Wednesday night show. Those winning turkeys were: Messrs Monroe, Quinn and Graham. PLAN $5 50,000,000 SLASH President Hoover’s cabinet is agreed on a $5 50,000,000 slash in the federal budget for the next fiscal year, it was announced. It is estimated that a deficit is ac cumulating at a rate of $5,000 per minute. U. D. C. RE-ELECT PRESIDENT Mrs. William E. R. Byrne, Char leston, W. Va., was last week at Memphis returned as president of the United Daughters of the Con federacy. Mrs. T. W. Faison, Charlotte, was made an honorary president of the U. D. C. for "de votion to its ideals” ROWLAND CHURCH LEADER The Christian-Congregational conference of North Carolina and Virginia churches concluded the 107th annual meeting last week at Mt. Zion /church, Orange coun ty, with the election of Dr. C. H. Rowland, Greensboro, as president. The conference pledged anew its support of prohibition. Catawba Wins Little Six Title By Defeating The Lenoir-Rhyne Team 20-0 - I Catawba won the Little Six I title here yesterday in the annual turkey day classic by defeating Lenoir-Rhyne 20 to 0 in a game witnessed by two thousand ardent fans of the two institutions. Catawba scored two touchdowns in the second quarter and one in the third. Appanitis and Pearson tallied once each in the second. Ceasareo scored in the third. Ap panitis scored two extra points in the second period. In the third, the try missed. Catawba established an early lead in the second period which was not overcome by the Moun tain Bears although a valiant fight was staged by the mountaineers. Catawba scored 15 first downs as compared with 13 for Lenoir Rhyne. Numerous passes were resorted to by either team. Catawba ex celling in the aerial artistry. For Catawba, Witmer, Robin son, Ceasareo, Appanitis and Van ieswky excelled while for Lenoir Rhyne Newton,, Poovey and Par kley were the shining stars. The lineup and summary fob low: Catawba Pos Lenoir-Rhyne Robinson le Little Williams It Stavaisch Nash lg Reese Vaniewsky c Hemphill Miller rt Reynolds Garland rt Geitner Pearson re Barkley Witmer qj> Hughes' Linn lh Newton Ceasareo rh Mills Appanitis f Poovey Score by periods: Catawba 0 14 6 0—20 Lenoir-Rhyne 0 0 0 0— 0 Officials: Referee, Gray, David son; Isom, umpire, U. N. C.; Free, headlinesman, W. & L. Football Results U. N. C. 7; Vircinia 14. Davidson 7; Wake Forest 0. Elon 0; Guilford 18. N. C. State 7; U. S. C. 7. Livingstone 6; Smith 7. Penn 13; Cornell 7. Colgate 21; Brown 0. Maryland 23; John Hopkins 7. AUTOS KILLED 67 IN OCTOBER Automobile accidents killed 67 and wounded 45 5 in North Caro lina in October, the motor vehicle bureau reports. Of the 67 killed, 32 were pedestrains, eight were children playing in streets, 7 were hit and run victims. Road Sentences Are Meted Out By Judge Finley Quite a number of criminal cases have been disposed <«f in Superior court in session here this week with Judge T. R. Finley, presiding and Solicitor Z. V. Long prosecuting. Some of the outstanding cases follow: Slick Furr, Arthur White and Red Helms, charged with breaking and entering and larceny and re ceiving, were given sentences of eight months on the roads for lar ceny and two years in the peniten tiary for breaking and entering, the latter sentences not to become effective except upon order of the court. James Rustin, convicted! of violating the prohibition laws, was given 90 days on the roads on one count and 15 months^ on the roads on the second count, the second sentence not to become effective except -by'- ofef*r of tne tuui l. Victor Bryant, Joe Hart, Jesse Grier and Irwin Williams plead’ guilty to store breaking and re ceived sentences of not less than two nor more than three years in the state pen. Harve Karriker, charged with larceny and receiving, was fined $150.00. Arthur Cheeks, charged with manslaughter, obtained a nol pros with leave. B. C. Craige, convicted of oper ating a motor vehicle while drunk, was given a fine of $50 and costs and prohibited from operating a car for 10 months. R. W. Mendenhall, found guil ty of larceny and receiving, was given 8 months on the roads. Sam Howell, resisting an officer, was given six months on the roads. PATROLMAN IS RUN DOWN After a 10-mile chase, a negro rum runner was halted at Taylors ville by Patrolman Carlyle Ingle Ingle halted his motorcycle in front of the car. The negro drove his liquor-laden machine full tilt into the motorcycle and dragged it 100 feet, leaving the patrolman badly hurt. The negro escaped into the woods and was at once sought by a i .rgc posse. RECORD VOTE IN N. C. A record vote of over 712,000 ballots was cast in North Carolina on November 8 with Franklin D. Roosevelt, president-elect, leading the Democratic ticket with a 298, 672 margin over Hoover, state ticket majorities ranging down to the low of 261,768 for Reynolds over Newell for the long senate term. RUTHERFORD FEUD DEATH Ancient enmity flared on a road near Rutherfordton, and Grady Harris, 3 5, was shot eight times and killed by Lloyd Cooper. Coop er surrendered at once. N. C. CONFERENCE MEETS The North Carolina conference of the Methodist Episcopal church is being held this week at Rocky. Mount, opening Wednesday, Bishop 1 E. D. Mouzon presiding. The con ference closes Monday. DR. WALL HEADS BAPTISTS The State Baptist convention ended its last week sessions at Charlotte with election of Dr. Zeno Wall, Shelby, as president. M. A. Huggins, Raleigh, was elected gen eral secretary and treasurer of tK convention. Relief Checks Are Mailed Out Checks aggregating $ 18 7,2 5 0 have been mailed to the state’s 100 counties by the state relief organi zation as the third installment of the $800,000 granted North Caro lina by the Reconstruction Finance corporation for relief during Oct ober and November. The distribution brought to $562,000 the total money sent to the counties. The fourth and final distribution will be made Novem ber 30. A*- about that time the state will apply to the federal board for another allotment. The amounts received by Rowan and surrounding counties follow: Rowan _ $3000 Iredell __ 175 0 Davie . 700 Davidson . 3000 Stanly _ 500 Midnight Show At The Victory Stepin Fetchit, celebrated negro movie star, will entertain late theatre-goers at a midnight show at the Victory Theatre tonight at 11:45 P. M: Stepin Fetchit has been playing engagements at some of the lar ger theatres and his 'rendition of song and dance have been unusu ally well received throughout the state. In addition to the stage act, “Scarlet Dawn,” featuring Doughlas FairUtnks, Jrl, and Nancy Carroll will be presented / First From Kansas Miss Katy O’Laughlin of Hays, Kansas, crusading in the land of Carrie Nation, beat eight men in the primaries and then the Republican incumbent in the election to be the first woman ever sent to congress from the Jayhawk state. NEWS BRIEFS MANY OFFER LIBBY JOBS Libby Holman Reynolds, former Broadway blues singer freed last week at Winston-Salem of the mur der of her husband, Smith Rey nolds, has already been offered • a number of rich contracts for re turn to the stage after the birth of her expected child. ,' , ‘ j Z1J '-Ml i GOOD DEMOCRATIC MAJORITIES Final returns show good Demo cratic majorities in both houses of Congress, with Democrats holding 59 of the 96 seatSj and 313 of the 43 5 house seats. n UdD/\l\JU S t\L) In a 4-day and 6-hour flight from London to Capetown, Amy Johnson, English flier, last week broke by 10 hours the previous re cord held by her husband, James A. Mollison. SUICIDE AT ROCKINGHAM Dan C. McColl, Spanish war veteran, was prompted by ill-health to kill himself at his Rockingham home. Sitting on his bed he shot himself in ^he right ear with a .22 caliber rifle. SENATOR JONES DIES Wesley L. Jones, 69, senator from Washington and Republican chairman of appropriations, died at Seattle. He was defeated on November 8 for re-election. COL. ROBINS IS FOUND Col. Raymond Robins, national dry leader, was located last week in Whittier, an obscure mountain village in North Carolina after be ing missing since September 3. He had been the object of a nation wide search. Col. Robins is said to have suffered from amnesia. JAPAN ANSWERS REPORT Japan has filed with the League of Nations her answer to the Lyt ton report on Manchuria in. which she maintained her plea of self-de fense and denied violations of trea ty rights. She denied she is the power behind the newly formed Manchurian republic. FRENCH PREMIER ESCAPES Two dynamite explosions tore up the railroad tracks near Nantes, France, a few miifutes before the special train of Premier Herriot was due to pass. Track guards heard the blasts and stopped the special. Seven suspects were ar rested. 1 ■ - ■ • CONFESSES CRIME CAREER James Varecha, claiming to be only 17 but said by police to be older, confessed to Chicago police three wanton slayings, a dozen robberies, seven unprovoked shoot ings, and a number of attacks >on women. Varecha is a former in mate of a home for mental defec tives. All Holiday Wares ToBe On Display Early Shopping ToBe Encouraged Tempting Bargains Tor Christmas Buyers Will Be Exhibited In Stores Next Week Sales Will Continue Until Christ mas Eve; Stores Heavily Stock ed With New Merchandise The big trade event of the sea son will be held here next week, when the merchants of Salisbury join in the observation of "Pros perity Week,” and the annual for mal opening of Christmas displays. The merchants have been pre paring for this occasion for some time, and anticipate a great success. All show windows will be attrac Itively decorated and filled with the latest and best values of the year, while the stores will be chockful oi noiiaay mercnanaise. The Saiisbury-Spencer Merchants Association is sponsoring the pro gram, and all merchants, whether members of the association or not, are invited to participate in mak ing this the greatest trading week here, and Mayor B. V; Hedrick | and City Manager Haden C. Hol mes issued a proclamation stating that next week is to be made the occasion of the 1932 display of holiday wares in the various stores of the community, and of general rejoicing that conditions have reached the definite point whete improvement is certain, and that the road to 'Prosperity’ is surely open. In connection with the week’s program, a "treasure hunt” will be conducted in which approximately 100 prizes will be given. This week numbered tickets are being given away at the Capitol theatre when tickets ?.re bought to the ^hows there. Corresponding num bers will placed on various articles on display in the show windows oi merchants in this city, and the holder of same receives the prize. Therefore, it will be advantageous to holders of tickets to do an ex tra amount of window shopping. The Capitol theatre, in tune with the times, will present a picture, "Prosperity” in which the flit: makers, Marie Dressier and Polly Moran play the leading roles. It is hoped that all merchants and citizens will join in the 'Pros perity Week’ observance in a hear ty manner, and buyers are urged to do their shopping early while the stocks are complete. TWO KILLED IN CAR CRASHES Helen Schenks, 19, was killed and two men badly hurt in an au tomobile collision at Canton, early Sunday. On Saturday afternoon Felix B. Logan, 66, Chimney Rock, was instantly killed when his car skidded and crashed into a tele phone pole on Highway 20. HONOR GERMAN PRISONERS A granite memorial honoring 18 German sailors who died at Ashe ville as prisoners of war In 1918, was dedicated at Asheville Sunday, by the American Legion post. Ger man Ambassador F. W. Von Pritt witz was the speaker. PREFER CAPITAL CHARGE. Lonnie and George Ballard, Huntersville brothers, were held in . (recorder’s court at Charlotte on the capiral charge of having lured a 13-year-old girl to their home and criminally assaulting her.