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The Carolina Watchman t+ _ "The Watchman Carries a Summary of <lAU The JS(etvs” FOUNDED 1832—100TH YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1932 ' VOL. 100 NO. 18 PRICE 2 CENTS ; — ■—~ - a' \-— Demand Adoption Of Five-Day Week PLAH TEST VOTEON BEEfFOHDAY Urge Labor Work Hard For Results Pay Reduction Is Opposed President Green Outlines Change In Addressing Convention In, Cincinnati Use Of Force Is Recommended If Necessary To Restore Em ployment In This Country Exhorted by William Green, their president, to "secure it by force of some kind” if necessary, delegates to the convention of the American Federation of Labor in Cincinnati unanimously called for universal adoption of the six-hour day and five-day week. The convention approved a com mittee report calling for universal adoption of the short week as "the only means whereby prosperity can be restored.” It agreed that "such reduction in labor hours should carry with it no reduction in ) pay.” lhe convention ordered the fed eration's executive council to ap pear before congress and before "industry generally,” to present the convention’s views and "de mand” action. While the action on a short week is not binding on member unions, an A. F. of L. office em ploye said that none of the mem bers yet had voiced opposition to the shorter work-week and work day program federation leaders have advocated in a general way for months. The relationship between the crafts unions represented by con vention delegates and the federa tion is voluntary, it was explained further, though the annual con ventions are considered as express ing the voice of Labor. This relationship is maintained it was pointed out, to allow mem ber unions to handle their own sit uations without restraint from the federation. Thus, though all us ually favor in a large measure goals set by the convention, no member union can be prevented from de viating from the declared federa tion program if it so desires. Allot Rowan $4,252.00 In Relief Fund Rowan county was this week allotted $4,252 for relief aid in the distribution of federal funds to help the needy. Allotment of $236,750 to the state’s 100 counties for relief aid was announced by state relief headquarters. The distribution was the fihal one from the $815,000 secured by the state from the Reconstruction Finance corporation some weeks ago. Three previous allotments of $188,500 each had been made. Gov. O. Max Gardner and Re lief Director fired W. Morrison are now in Washington seeking a new allotment of funds for the state from the federal agency. CURTAIL PEANUT SALES Peaniut growers of five counties met at Scotland Neck, to organize curtailment in sales and in move ment of peanuts to market hop ing to stop further recession in al ready ruinous prices. Highway: will be picketed to stop shipment I ~ Years ... The President-Elect and His Mothe, From the family album of Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt, mother of, the President-Elect, comes the picture of mother and son when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was 3 months old. Left is the picture of mother and son, taken at the Hyde Park, N. Y. home since Mr. Roose velt’s election to the presidency . . . the two pictures spanning fifty years . . . and fulfilling the dream of every mother—and son. . . . Be low, The President-Elect’s cottage at Warm Springs, Ga., where Mr. Roosevelt is now spending a short vacation, and also conferring with Democratic leaders. z .—Vnr**- —... i 6000 M0RNIM6 SPEAKING of depressed prices, | think how long it has been since anybody offered a kingdom for a horse! YOU DON’T have to be a hero to get your name on a tablet. Just look at the aspirin manufacturers! SOME HUSBANDS are more dead than alive but the trouble :s their wives can’t collect the in surance. ANY LAWYER can tell you where there is a will there is a fray. She: "Is your husband a book worm?” Her: "No, just an ordinary one.” \ Cop: "Why’re you stopping man? You can’t park here.” Driver: "I’ve got a flat tire. I ran over a bottle about a mile back.” Cop: "Couldn’t you see it and drive around it?” Driver: "No, the damn fool had it in his hip pocket.” Cop: "Hey, what are you try ing to do?” Drunk: "I’m trying to pull this lamp post off the bridge, hie, my wife wants a bridge lamp.” Sonny (at breakfast): "I don't understand it, I don’t.” "What, sonny?” "How chickens know the size eggs that fit my egg cup.” She had just been hired for a job in the circus, and she said to the boss: "Is there any particular advice you would like to give me about this work I am starting?” "Well,” said he, thoughtfully: "Don’t ever undress in front of the bearded lady.” "Is your brother wealthy?” "He’s worth a thousand dollars in Arizona.” "How so?” "That’s what the sheriff offered for him, dead or alive.” Flapper Francis (bufyng pre-t sent)—I want a pair of squeaky slippers, size 10. Salesman (amused)—Must they be squeaky? Oh, yes. They’re for Father’s birthday. I want them squeaky so my boy friend can hear him coming down the hall. Christmas Shoppers Edition Will Be Published Dec. 16th The Watchman will publish its annual CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS’ EDITION Friday morning, Dec ember 16 th. Local merchants will offer a wide choice of holiday merchan dise in this edition. The outstand ing values of the season will be listed while helpful suggestions and recommendations as to proper gifts for men, women and child ren will be advertised. Splendid Gift Selections Salisbury merchants, always in tune with the times, and up-to-the minute with their merchandisej hat e laid plans months ago to serve the people of this section with 'a display of; holiday goods that compares favorably with any found in the State’s largest cities. Counters are piled high with de sirable gift goods; show cases re flect shinning trinklets, and the salespeople themselves, in happy mood, reflect a spirit of goodwill and Christmas cheer that is irre sistibly contagious. Stores Decorated This year the merchants have made extra efforts to give the whole town a Christmassy appear ance. Lighted stars, suspended from the electric light standards in the shopping section, spread their radiance over a scene that is gay in holiday dress. The win dows—some of them real work of art—are masterpieces of holiday decoration. The interiors of the stores are attractively decorated and the gift merchandise, assembl ed from the ends of the earth, now spread out for the selection of Christmas shoppers, is fresh, at tractive and desirable. The Christmas Shoppers Edition will also carry man; interesting articles pertinent to the "greatest of all days.” Some of these are as follows: "Is there a Santa Claus?” "The First Christmas Tree,” "A Sermon for Christmas,” "Why We Hang Up Our Stockings?” "The First Christmas,” and other Christmas classics. A crazed Filipino with a bolo knife ran wild on Seattle streets, slashing six to death arid wound ing 12 before he was overpowered by po'ice. Xmas Seals Now On Sale Here Sale of Red Cross Christmas seals has already been started in Salisbury, and an effort will be made to sell the greatest number of these seals here this year in his tory. The sale of these seals, the pro ceeds of which go to fight tuber culosis in the United States, is an enterprise of the National Tuber culosis association, and is not to be confysed with the Red Cross activities, which are along more general lines of relief. These cherry little seals on your letters and packages show that you are help ing fight tuberculosis in your own locality. It is hoped at least $1,000 will be realized from these sales, ac cording to Mrs. C. H. Wentz, gen eral chairman. An excellent organzation ha: been set up for this work. Leader: for the various divisions anc groups of workers have been ap pointed and an active campaign i rapidly getting underway. 4 DIE IN FREIGHT CRASH Four trainmen were killed an< two hurt in a collision of tw< freight trains near Richmond, Va r Where Man Took To Wings j - ——----* An unusual view of the Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawk N. G, unveiled this month to commemorate the spot where Wilbur and Orville Wright gave wings to man in 1903. The monument is a magnif l icent triangular granite shaft, topped by an airway beacon, standing , 60 feet high upon a hill of sand 90 feet high. The architects were Alfred Easton Poor and Robert Perry Rodgers. The memorial was authorized by Congress. Floyd Owens Found Guilty Of Seduction Jury Convicts Salisbury Man Sentence Will Be Passed In The Superior Court Probably Today Other Criminal Cases Disposed Of In Superior Court Here This Week Floyd (Monk) Owens, Salis bury young man, was found guilty of seduction by a jury here_ in Superior court late Thursday af ternoon. Sentence will probably be passed today by Judge T. B. Finley who is presiding over the two-weeks criminal term here. The charge against Owens was preferred by Miss Nina Bean, Sea grove, N. C. The case consumed over a day for trial. Other cases tried this week fol low: Carl Whirlow, Paul Parks and M. E. Holshouser, charged with violation of the prohibition laws in, separate bills, werg found not n-ulltxr , O ’-J ) The case against Dave Brady, indicted for manslaughter, was dismissed on motion. Othell Shoaf, indicted for reck less driving, was found not guilty. Judgement has not yet been pro nounced on Norman J. Overcash, Theo Harrington and Horn Over cash, three young white men char ged with highway robbery of E. P. Epley, on the Rowan side of Kannapolis about two weeks ago, at which time Epley alleges they secured about $223 and a witch from him. Norman Overcash and Harrington were adjudged guilty by a jury as charged in the bill of indictment, and Horn Overcash entered a plea of guilty of forcible treaspass, which was accepted by the state. When court adjourned Thurs day afternoon, the case of state a gainst Marshall Stamper indicted for burglary, was being tried. CANNON HEADS MANUFACTURERS C. A. Cannon, Kannapolis, was elected president of the N. C. Manufacturers’ association in con cluding the annual session at Pine hurst. "Finest Screen Actress” Helen Hayes, through her per formance in "The Sin of Madelon Claudet” has been acclaimed the finest screen actress of 1932 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. NEWS BRIEFS ROBINS REACHES HOME . Col. Raymond Robins, militant prohibitions champion, who had been in seclusion at Whittier. Swain county town, for two mon ths while allegedly suffering frorr loss of memory, reached Brookes ville, Fla., his home, after a secret departure from a Asheville sani torium. FIVE KILLED AT CROSSING Four children and the driver of an automobile load bound for school were killed at Athens, Ga., when a freight train hit the car at a crossing. Another child was badly hurt. DUKE CONCERN CUTS WAGES The Duke Power company and its distributing subsidiaries will re duce wages of all employes by 10 per cent on December 1, it is un officially stated. Lower rates for electric and gas service were a greed upon by the Duke company and the state corporation commis sion, effective December 1. MUST PAY DEBT INSTALL MENT Great Britain, France and other European nations were notified by the American government, Friday, that the December 15 installment of debts due America must be paid before favorable considera tion can be be made of the request for a general review of the entire war debt problem. The American government’s action was taken af ter a White House conference by President Hoover and President elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. N. C. SCHOOL COST DROPS Total expenses of the state for public schools has dropped from $50,155,928 in 1928-1929 by 35 per cent to the budgeted sum of $32,463,074 for 1931-1932. Cur rent expense including teachers’ salaries, dropped 22 1-2 per cent in the period. CLAIMS JAPS SLAUGHTER ED 2,700 The Chinese foreign office claims 2,700 Chinese men, women and children were slaughtered with machine guns anid bayonets by Japanese troops in three northern Manchurian villages recently. AVERAGES $10.71 AT DAN VILLE In four days’ sale on the Dan ville tobacco market last week 2, 167,109 pounds were sold at an average of $10.71 per hundred pounds. Sales to date total 13, 862,913 pounds at an average cf $10.29, the Danville Tobacco as sociation reports. \ MoveToEnd Dry Law Is Made Public Suspend Rules On First Day Later Bill providing For State Conventions Also Proposed By Rep. Garner Would Designate Number Of Delegates To Each Session; Opposition Expected Speaker Garner has prepared a resolution for repealing the Eigh teenth Amendment to be submit ted to the House under the sus pension of the rules on December 5, the first day of the session. The text of the proposed consti tutional amendment provides for outright repeal in accordance with the Democratic platform pledges. It further provides for ratifica tion of the amendment by specj-dl-"-^ elected State conventions and lim its the period of possible ratifica tion to seven years. 1 believe this resolution to be in line with the mandate of the vot ers,” said Speaker Garner. "The proposed ratification of the repeal by conventions in the several States is in accordance with the platform plank of both parties. "Congress will later, if the re peal resolution passes, pass a bill providing for the calling of con ventions in the forty-eight States. This bill will name the number of delegates in each State and also will name the city where the conven tion is to be held in each State. I suppose the national Government also will be obliged to provide funds to cover the cost of holding these conventions. "I have handed the draft of my resolution to Chairman Sumners, of the Judiciary Committee, who has called a meeting for Friday to consider it. "It is in the province of the Judiciary Committee to make such amendments as it deems wise to my proposed resolution, which is after all intended as merely a working basis. "If the Judiciary Committee shall report the repeal resolution favorably, it will be presented to the House on the first day of the session under suspension of the rules. Only on the first and third Monday of each month can the rlouse permit its rules to oe sus pended. Consequently if the res olution is not acted on, it would necessarily go over until December 19.” The present plan, if the repeal resolution is passed on Decemoer 5, is to bring in a bill amending the Volstead act on December 19, the second day on which suspen sion of the rules is permitted. NEGRO CONFESSES KILLING Kings Mountain.—Dora Wil liams, negro, has confessed stab bing Boyd Morris, negro, to death here. Morris was found lying in the street in a dying condition. Of ficers were summorided and medi cal aid was called, but1 Morris died before aid could be administered. He was found to have a wound in his right shoulder, and died from the loss of blood. After an all night hunt, Chief of Police G. W. Allen finally arrested the Williams woman on a train in Blacksburg, S. C. After being brought back here, she confessed to the killng, saying that Morris had beaten her on several occasions and started to beat her again when she stabbed him with the knife that was found on her person when arrested.