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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of <lAll The ISlews” rOUNDED 1832-100TH YEAR ; r SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1933 VOL. 100 NO. 30 PRICE 2 CENTS -- rT. -- ' ■■ ----- Declare Mortgagors Lenient In Foreclosure Policy Solons Oppose Non-Partisan City Gov’t Insist On Interest And Taxes Consider Each Separate Case Many Foreclosures Field Up Where Mortgagee Keeps Taxes And Interest Paid Unless Mortgagee Too Far Behind On Principal, Foreclosures Delayed The matter of foreclosing mort gages on real estate in Salisbury is being handled by mortgage com panies with leniency and with con sideration of the needs of the vari ous individual cases, officials of several of these companies have advised The Watchman. Salisbury men connected with insurance companies and other a gencies making loans on real es tate property declared that the ^nmnaniec are as in the oast, doing their best for the people who owe them money as well as for those interested in their companies, their stockholders. It was understood that in most cases, when a man is unable to pay the principal due, his mortgage is not being foreclos ed if he has kept up the interest payments and paid the taxes. How ever, it was pointed out that there is no reason why those who are able to pay the the money owed should not do so even though busi ness conditions are not good. It was declared that few mort gages have been foreclosed here re cently where the mortgagee has * kept his taxes and interest paid and has made an honest effort to liquidate the principal. In many instances, it was point ed out, the mortgage companies have permitted the mortgagees to get in arrears with the principal if the taxes and interest have been paid when due, holding up on pay ments on the principal where cir cumstances justify. New Cabinet List Regarded As Official Following is the Roosevelt cab inet slate, according to advance dopesters: State—Cordell Hull of Tennes see. Treasury—William H. Woodin of Pennsylvania and New York. War—-George H. Dern of Utah. Justice—Thomas- J- Walsh of Montana. Postoffice—James A. Farley of New York. Navy—Claude A. Swanson of Virginia. Interior—Harold Ickes of Illi nois. Agriculture—Henry A. Wallace of Iowa. vAmmicrce—jL/aniei ivoper or South Carolina. Labor—Miss Frances Perkins of New York. Only two have been definitely alloted posts: Hull and Woodin. COSTLY COURTESY Kansas City.—The courtesy of the man next to her in the theatre impressed Miss Marcella Johnston, 21. ”1 think this is yours,” said the man, handing her her pocketbook. *'I found it on the floor.” She dis covered on her way home that sev en dollars was missing. NEWS BRIEFS FORMER CHAMPION DIES James J. Corbett, who won the world’s heavyweight championship from John L. Sullivan in 1892, died in New York from heart trouble. $4,126,510 STATE BALANCE The state was reported with a I $4,126,510 cash balance on Jan uary 31, and a total debt of $183, 736,371. DIES IN ACCIDENT W. Stanley Holland, Wilming ton, was almost instantly killed on the Wrightsville Beach high way when his car left the road and hit a tree. POISON FATAL TO BOY John C. Queen, Jr., 3, died in the Forest City home as result of swallowing a large number of pills containing strychnine. KILLS SELF IN STATION After calling for some cigars at a filling station at Jackson, L. J. Bradley, 57, business man, shot! himself through the head with a: pistol which he secured by reach ing over a showcase. LEAGUE CONDEMNS JAPAN The committee of 19 of the league of nations made public its report condemning Japan for mili-| tary action in Manchuria. Resig nation of Japan from the league is expected to follow, and a major war is looked for in Jehol province. VICTIM OF SUFFOCATION Frank Lathinghouse, 3 0, was the victim of suffocation at his Green ville home. His bed was found destroyed by fire, with Lathing house’s body lying beside it. PASS COTTON MEASURE The senate passed the bill of Senator Smith, of South Carolina, to provide for a 3,000,000-bale reduction in the 193 3 cotton crop. 3 DROWN IN RIVER Three Baltimore boys, skating on Black river fell through the ice and were drowned, police recover ing their bodies with grappling hooks. HORSES AND MULES IN U. S. DROP TO 17,300,000 The number of horses and mules in the United States has dropped from 27,000,000 at the close of the World War to 17,300,000 now, the lowest level in more than 40 years. This elimination of nearly 10,000,000 horses and mules ac counts for the loss of a consuming market for the feed products grown on nearly 30,000,000 acres, an area equal to that of all the farms in Illinois or Iowa. fiG-SAWS AID BUSINESS Chicago.—The jigsaw pu-: !e craze is no headache to paper box manufacturers. "It is one of the peculiarities of jigsaw puzzles that you require boxes to put them in,” said George J. Kroeck, Chicago chairman of the National Paper Box association which is meeting here. “Therefore, it’s a distinct help to the boxmaker.” OLD BOTTLES BROUGHT OUT Oklahoma City.—The dust of 13 years accumulation was brush ed off "the spirits of 1920” at the Oklahoma Historical society mus eum. Bottles bearing such labels as Old Taylor, Hill & Hill and Old Oscar Pepper, placed in a remote corner when national prohibition went into effect, were "brought up front” soon after the house of representatives approved submis sion of prohibition repeal to the states. Congress Votes To Kill Eighteenth Amendment i — ■ ■ — - i The repeal resolution adopted by the Congress is as fpiiows: "Section 1.—The <18th article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby re pealed. "Section 2.—The transportation or importation into any State, territory or possession of the Unit ed States for delivery or use there in of intoxicating liquors, in viola tion of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited. "Section 3.—This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the sub mission hereof to the States by the Congress.” ROOSEVELT CALLS GOV ERNORS Two days after he is inaugurated president, Franklin D. Roosevelt will confer in Washington with the governors of the 48 states, the invitation having alrdady been is sued. Taxation, unemployment, mortgage foreclosures^ajad foresta tlon are listed as subjects of the conference. EXPLORER CLAIMS MOUN TAIN IS HIS Nairobi.—John Boyes, explorer, novelist, hunter and pioneer set tler of Kenya Colony, is claiming as his personal property Mount Kenya. According to textbooks, Mount Kenya is "a 17,000-foot volcano pile.” Boyles’ claim has been made officially to the Kenya Land Com mission, which is now taking evi dence. The explorer claims he bought Mount Kenya in 1898 from a tribe of natives for a flock jf sheep. Still Mystery Child Hedwig Doe, 6, remains uniden ! tified as American police try t> unravel possible kidnapping fror Germany. Los Angeles police hav the child, turned over to them by Win Da the, admitted escaped from Ger man insane asylum. The child cannoi j remember its name. KIN DEAD, CRIPPLE WAITS AID TWO DAYS Mt. Holly, N. J.—For two days| Joseph Carney, crippled and unable to speak, sat at the window of his! home trying to attract passerby— his mother was dead upstair?. Not until today did anyone ccme. Ralph Eselman, driver, heard Carney tapping on the glass. Eselman learned, through notes, that Mrs. Catherine Carney had died in bed two days before. DRIVER BREAKS LAW, SO ARRESTS SELF Marshalltown, Iowa.—L. L.' Camp is nominated as the world’s most conscientious man. A visitor in town, he drove by a boulevard stop sign without halting. No one noticed the traffic violation, but he was conscience-stricken and drove to the police station to re port the incident. I - Joe Zangara, Given 80 Years, Asks 100 — As scornful of the law as when he tried with fanatical zeal to as sassinate President-elect. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joe (Giuseppe) Zangara pleaded guilty to four counts of attempt to murder and was sentenced to 80 years in a Miami court Monday. Zangara is 33. His sentences ot 20 years in each case, running con secutively, constitutes life impri sonment at Raiford state prison oi hard labor in the Florida road camps. However, should Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago or Mr£ Joe H. Gill, promienent Miami society woman, die of the wounds they re ceived when spectators deflected Zangara’s aim at Mr. Roosevelt, the state will seek a first degree murder indictment and the death penalty. These sentences were for trying to kill the President-elect, Russell Caldwell, Coconut Grove, Fla., Miss Margaret Kruis, Newark, N. J., and W. J. Sinnott, New York policeman and bodyguard to Mr. Roosevelt. The latter three were slightly wounded by the bullets Zangara’s pistol sprayed into the crowd which surrounded the car occupied by the President-elect in Bay Front park. FEAR MUTINY AT NAVAL BASE Amsterdam, Holland.—Rumors of a threatened mutiny have led to extraordinary precautions to preserve order at the strongly for tified naval base at Nelder. Lead Beauty Pageant This American girl, Miss Yvette Baker, entered the beauty contest for Queen of the Festival at San Juan, Puerto Rico . . . and was awarded high honor in the colorful pegeaut which limaxes a gala week. BPTTjtr DAYS Fnv y'’rrTFAT Chicago.—Better days in the whe->t market, with nar-re getting the credit, are forereen h" stud ent' ~f gram tradi , ' ■ ■>> Chi T.aSa"e stree* "-'dictions w •' "■ -r a of the new wheat crop and - better de imand throughout the w~r!d. The Most Beautiful Dorothy Wilcox had the beauty appeal which caught the attention of a noted group of artists who judged her the most beautiful mannequin of the twenty selected for final award of honors. Business Holds Firm Position . * •; J Business reports and statistics' of the past week showed maintenance of distinctly encouraging vitality,1 in the face of adverse financial developments. The weekly freight carloadings and electric power consumption' reports reflected the recent coldi snap with larger than seasonal5 gains, and the mercantile reports indicated that trade volume was being well maintained. Even in Michigan, where most of the banks were closed pending a holiday period in which their as sets might be liquified and steps taken permanently, to bolster them, the reports from automobile and retail businesses showed little curtailment. Elsewhere, there were some scattered £ains which obtained double importance in view of the normal sagging of busi ness during February. SENATOR HURLS PITCHER Austin, Tex.—The crash of a half-filled water pitcher against the head of J. F. Hair, San Antonio attorney, interrupted a senate hear ing on charges of mishandling of funds by the state highway depart ment. Senator Walter Woodward hurled the pitcher when Hair as serted the committee was attempt ing to "whitewash” the road1 com mission. MANY JOBLESS IN ITALY INSURED Rome.—Italy’s unemployment number approximately 1,038,757, according to the last report made to the National Council of Mis isters. Of these 290,000 were bene ficiaries of unemployment insur ance. The largest number of unem oloyed were reported in the agri cultural occupations and textile industries. Of the total number of unemployed in the country' i 797,826 are men and 240,931 are women. Italy’s total unemployed, how ever, is still considerably less in proportion to the other nations of the world, including the United States. STRIKERS POUR OUT MILK New London, Wis.—Truckloads of milk were spilled again on Wis consin highways as striking dairy men formed tight picket lines in their campaign for higher prices. The market blockade was concen trated around Waupaca county, and little milk reached New Lon don. GOOD MORNING WIFE HAS 1J REASONS FOR WANTING DIVORCE Mrs. Mae E. Stone, of Chicago, has 11 reasons for wanting a div orce from Joseph Stone. She sharges he is: Mean. Disagreeable. Irritable. Temperamental. Selfish. Uncivil. Nasty. Cool. Bitter. Brazen. Gulttonous. She also wants alimony. FOUR THINGS Four things a man must learn to do If he would make his record true; To think without confusion clear ly; To love his fellow-men sincerely; To act from honest motives pure-, ly; To trust in God and Heaven secure ly "Did you know that women were in politics many thousands of years ago?” "No, where did you get that?” "Well, it states that Salome’s motion was received by the house with loud applause.” Old Lady: "Can’t you cheer your little brother up and stop his crying?” Small Boy: "Well, did you ever try to cheer anybody up that’s just had five bananas, two hot dogs; and seven ice cream cones?” Male Shopper:—My wife •>-nt me for some filet. Clerk—For yourself or for her? Male Shopper—What difference does that make? Clerk—If it’s for yourself, it’s beef; if it’s for her, it’s lace. Chiropractor: "I’m afraid we’re in for another rainy spell.” Patient: "How do you figure that out? Did the weather man say so?” Chiropractor: "No—but I can feel it in your bones.” She: "And if I sit over in that nice dark corner with you, will you promise not to hug me?” He: "Yes.” She: "And will you promise not to kiss me?” He: "Yes.” She: "Then what’s the sense in going over there?” "I watched a trained flea do his itunts.” "Did you educate that flea your self ?” I asked the man. "Yes,” he replied proudly, "I ■aised him from a pup.” "So she finally managed to re :orm her husband!” "Yes, but old age finally stepped n and gave her a big lift.” Some old-fashioned mothers who :an remember their husband’s first iisses now have daughters who :an’t even remember their first tusbands. A trifle "merry” young man ap proached a girl at a dance and said: 'Can I have this dance?” "Certainly,” she said, "if you tan find a partner.” Joan (romantically)—I think the poets are right, George. Tt’s pnly in the great open spaces that ve find ourselves. George—Well, we’re twenty rules from anywhere, the sun’s go ng down and I’ve lost the map, so now’s your chance! 1 1931 Law To Become Effective Ticket For Each Party Watchman Informed As To Opin ions Of Rowan County Dele gation May Change Dates As To Primary And Geiheral Municipal Election The primary and general muni cipal election in Salisbury to be held this spring will be on a parti san basis whereby each party puts out a ticket, according to informa tion obtained by The Watchman last night. It is understood that all three of the members of the general As sembly representing Rowan county in the state legislature—Senator Hayden Clement, and Representa tives Walter Murphy and J. W. Bean—favor the partisan form and that any proposal to the con trary would be adversely receiv ed. This information is unofficial but it is believed to represent the sen timent of the delegation from Rowan to the General Assembly. The bill passed in the 1931 Gen eral Assembly—effective 1933— whereby each party puts out a ticket, will rule the election this spring, it is predicted. This bill places the responsibility or the credit to either party for whatever may be accomplished by any ad ministration. This is the same principle that is applied in county, state or national elections. The county commissioners, it is stated, favor the partisan form of government, believing that the city of Salisbury which is over 7J per cent Democratic, should be governed by a Democratic council. The five members of the present city board are Democrats and with the average Democratic majority, it is predicted the next five mem bers of the city council, to be elect ed this spring, will also be Demo crats. The city council recently went on record as favoring the non-par tisan form of city government but many citizens have opposed this decision in person and by letter to members of the board, it is stated. It is pointed out that the county, state or national elections, are handled on the partisan basis and that municipal elections should not be exceptions to the rule or cus tom. Any candidate this spring who mnounces himself a candidate foi the city council must declare his party affiliation, according to the law now in effect. FISHING BOAT TOWED 2,006 MILES TO PORT San Pedro, Cal.—When the tuna aait boat Santa Margarita dropped ler propeller while fishing off the Oalapagos Islands it was necessary to tow the craft 2,000 miles to port for repairs. It was declared to be the longest tow by one fishing boat by another. JUMPS OVERBOARD New Orleans.—A bizarre story >f a jump overboard from a ship because of alleged harsh treatment was told here by Albert Epstein, 22, Philadelphia seaman. He p’t* >n a life preserver, filled a bottb •>f water and plunged e-erboard. The steamer Chester Valiev res cued him and brought him to New Orleans.