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B -'Jmst -• ' . II <m£m - - . .* / ~ ' s " The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina The Carolina Watchman "The Watchman Carries a Summary of ^All- The TV]gws” FOUNDED 1832-100TH YEAR_ SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 10, 1933 VOL. 100 NO. 32 PRICE 2 CENTS Merchants Assisting Customers Feel Bottom Now Reached Merchants Re-affirm Confidence In Local Banks; New Program Awaited Banking Situation Has Had Little Effect On Business At Local Stores the purchase or payment of the bills is less than the amount of the check drawn, and even this has been done in some instances. Arrangements will be made to handle the various payrolls, Satur day, it is stated. Without exception, the merch ants have expressed confidence in local banks and anticipated no fur ther complications after today. Banks of the city were calmly awaiting the remedial program of fered by the administration to be come effective. Bottom Noiv Reached The citizens generally appeared to be in excellent spirits. Every where there was in evidence a feel ing that the "bottom” had finally been reached, that the duration of the panic would be short and that with a firm, intelligent and deter mined national administration lead ing the nation, the upward climb would soon be started. 1 Never be fore since the days of the World war, it seemed, have the people of the country been so united and so confident of victory. Yesterday there was evidenced, here in Salis bury and all over the country, as indicated by press reports from i every section, a feeling that the (Please turn to back page) Tax Listers Named The county commissioners re cently named the following to serve as tax listers in 193 3: Salisbury township, A. M. Rice, and J. C. Deaton are to serve from April 4 to May 6 and Benton Lud wick and John A. Kelly from May 8 to the end of the period. Atwell township, C. C. Deal; Cleveland township, W. F. Thomp son; China Grove township, H. A. McNeely, A. V. Sloop and Ff. E. Goodman; Franklin township, W. E. Shuping; Gold Hill, L. L. Fes perman; Litaker, W. P. Sloop; Locke, R. L. Roseman; Morgan, D. E. Wyatt; Mt. Ulla, J. L. Cowan; Providence, J. Bi. Cornelison; Steele R. L. Steele; Scotish-Irish, W. R. Currant; Unity, S. H. Wetmore; Spencer, W. H. Shannon and East Spencer, C. E. Sides. President Roosevelt’s Cabinet of Department Heads j William H. Woodirt Secretary of Treasury Cordell Hull Secretary of State George H. Dern Secretary of War Claude A. Swanson Secretary of Navy Henry A. Wallace secretary of Agriculture Harold lekes Secretary of Interior James A. Farley Postmaster General Daniel C. Roper Secretary of Commerce _ Miss Frances Perkins ** Secretary of Labor _ . GOOD MORNING WHERE TO FIND THEM Stockholder: You certainly have a nice looking bunch of stenographers. Where do you find them? Stock Broker: I usually find them in the corner arranging ther hair and powdering their noses. "Dear God,” prayed golden-hair ed little Wille, "please watch over my mamma.” And then he added as an after thought—"And I dunno as it would do any harm to keep an eye on papa, too.” Flapper went to a dentist’s office suffering with a toothache. Dentist looks her mouth over and said— Just a moment, please. I’ll have to have a drill. Says she—My gosh, do you have to rehearse before you can pull a tooth? Muriel: Perfect happiness for a girl means getting the man she wants. Madge: Do you think so? I should have said it means getting the man some other girl wants. The comedian’s wife eagerly awaited her husband’s return from the first night of a new play. As he came in she inquired impatient ly: "Were you well applauded, John?” "Applauded?” replied John, they made as much noise as a cat erpillar with rubber heels crawling over a carpet.” Junkman: Any rags, paper, or old iron? Student (simply) : I am a college man. Junkman: My mistake. Any bot tles? Visitor: What do you mix your colors with? Artist (irritated): With brains, sir. Visitor: Oh, you paint minia tures. Cotton Association Meets April 27-29 Plans are now being made for the thirty-seventh annual conven tion of the American Cotton Manufacturers association which will be held1 at the Carolina hotel in Pinehurst on April 27, 28 and 29, it was announced by W. M. McLaurine, secretary of the associa tion. Membership of this organization includes the leading textile manu facturers of the southern states and an unusually large number is ex pected to be present for the Pine hurst meeting. In addition to man ufacturers of the south, there will be a number of manufacturers, converters, bankers and merchants from the New England states and New York. B. B. Gossett of Charlotte, presi dent of the association, and his committee are now working on the plans for the convention and are outlining a comprehensive program which will be of much benefit tc those concerned with the textile industry, Mr. McLaurine said. The current problems of the industry will be discussed and the delibera tions of the convention are expect ed to be of much importance to those who attend. GREENSBORO YOUTH SHOT Ewell Ferrell, who lived with his parents near Guilford college was seriously wounded Sunday night, the result of a bullet in his head. The facts seem to indicate self-afflicted, but particulars ate lacking. COUNTY WARD HAS $2,606. Tulsa, Okla.—A v clothes bag which Mary Talkington, 71-year old county charity charge, guarded jealously after she was taken to a hospital was inspected by an at endant. A total of $2,606 was found in the bag, but the aged woman once housed at the county farm, refused to explain. County agencies have been aiding the wo man for a year. -r— [White House Housekeeper I S, Hu Hu : Ht J Mrs. Henry Nesbit, neighbor of President Roosevelt’s family at Hyde Park, N Y., is the new house keeper at the White House Mrs. Nesbft successfully managed a co operative market at Springfield, Mass at one time. SAFE ROBBED OF $1,000 Approximately $1,000 wasjstol en when yeggmen using nitro gly cerine blew the safe at the Tucpau mill store eight miles from Spar tanburg, S. C. Entrance was gained by prying open the front door. The balst took the safe door off its hinges, and blew plate glass outward from the store’s front. Sheriff Sam Henry said he has "a couple of clues” regarding the theft. J. N. McCracken, nightwatch man, said! he heard a noise about 4 a. m., but thought it was thunder. Several other residents of the vicin ity also heard the explosion. PROBE HAGERTOWN AT TEMPT AT ARSON Hagerstown. — Detectives are investigating* an attempt to burn the home of Roy McKinsey here. Kerosene and kindling were found under the porch of the^home and the end of the building was afire. The flames were extinguished by McKinsey. The family was up at the time. MORE PAY Chicago.—Philip K. Wrigley, .hewing gum manufacturer, com pleted a plan for increasing the wages of his employes, shortening their working hours and provid ing them with assurances of some income even if they are laid off. The plan entails: 1. Increase of the minimum wage scale. 2. 10 per cent reduction in work ing hours and a corresponding in crease in wage per hour. 3. Guarantee of 25 per cent of salary to all employes laid off. TO BUILD TWO BREWERIES New York,—The New Ams terdam Brewing company of New York announced that arrangements have been completed for the con struction of new breweries in Washinton and Baltimore. The company already has started work on a $2,5 000,000 plant in Queens borough. Jobs Found In N. C. For 2,030 State-federal employment offices in seven North Carolina cities found employment for 2,030 ap plicants for jobs in February, ac cording to the monthly report of Nathan A. Gregg, state director. This was 247 more than were placed in January when 1,783 were placed by the seven offices. This makes the total for the first two months of this year, 3,813 and the total of the first eight months of the fiscal year which started July 1, of last year, 11,808. Winston-Salem led by a large margin in February. The state federal office in this city, however, furnishes employes for welfare pro jects. Of the cities placing appli cants in regular employment foi the month, Durham led with 231 placments, followed by Charlotte with 209 placements. Placements during the month by cities were as follows, Asheville 117; Badin, 12; Charlotte, 209 Durham, 231; Greensboro, 171 High Point, 14; Winston-Salem, 1, 276; total 2,030. NEWS BRIEFS SHOOTS HIMSELF Monroe W. Priest, 45, of Wal kertown, killed himself with a shot gun in his home Sunday. No in quest was adjudged necessary. CRAIG SMITH KILLED Craig Smith, 5 0, of Kings Moun tain, was killed Sunday night and two other men seriously injured when their automobile overturn ed. WAS FATALLY INJURED W. N. Campbell, 5 5, prominent lumberman of South Scotland county, died Saturday night from injuries he received the day before at a sawmill near Parkton. — ARREST 129 IN FEBRUARY According to a report just made public by Lieut. L. R. Fisher, the North Carolina state patrol made 129 arrests during the month of February and collected fines and costs amounting to $3,518.54. MEXICAN BANDIT CHIEF KILLED WHILE FLEEING Mexico City.—A dispatch from Vera Crui said tke bandit cWf tain, Antonio Galindo, active in the Soledad Doblado' region for several yeaers, had been killed while attempting to escape from soldiers who captured him. CONCORD STORE ROBBED , A" fire in Efird’s department store at Concord Sunday night did several hundred dollars damage. The blaze began under the roof and is supposed to have been caus ed by a short circuit in the electri cal wiring. MAYOR CERMAK DIED MONDAY The condition of Mayor Anton Cermak took a turn for the bad Saturday as operation became nec essary, and it was discovered that a gangrenous disorder was setting up around the lungs. He passed into a state of coma, death follow ing on Monday morning about 6:30. Chicago’s mayor wias wound ed1 by a bullet from Zangara’s pis tol intended for President Roose velt in Miami last month. While hopes were entertained for the re covery of Mr. Cermak, the cour ageous fight put up by him came to an inevitable end. EXCITED NEGRO JUMPS FROM BOAT, DROWNS Robert Burrs, 18, negro became excited during a squall on High Rock lake, near Southmont, jump ed from a boat and drowned in 20 feet of water. County officers and citizens dragged the lake for hour* but high waves foiled efforts to re cover the body. Burrs, son of Dave Burrs, of Bowman, S. C., came to the South mont community last October, and had been employed on a farm there. FUNERALS HELD Harry Lt Davis and his twc daughters, Catherine and Thelma, who were instantly killed when their auto was struck by a South ern passenger train at Kannapolis; were buried in the cemetery of Corinth Baptist church, on the highway from Kannapolis to Moor esville. Davis was taking his daughter' to the Cannon high school at Kan napolis when the accident occur ed. Eye witnesses said he appar ently did not look in either direc tion as he drove upon the tracks, a: the train, No. 39, which does noi stop at Kannapolis, was within ; few feet of the crossing when h< drove on; the tracks. Mr. Davis is survived by hi: wife, one son and one daughter. President Is Given Wide Bank Power Sound Banks Will Reopen Congress Acts On Measure After Address By President Roosevelt Bill Authorizes Issuance Of New Currency Immediately Against Government Bonds Congress passed the Roosevelt emergency bill last night, by an overwhelming majority, following a request by the president earlier in the day. The bill was immedia tely sent to the president and was signed at 8:37. The bill gave the president broad powers over the banks, authority to reduce' expenditures and also per mission to proceed with public I work* to r«stor« employment. All banks, considered solvent, ■will be permitted to reopen, it was stated. The comptroller of the currency would determine the soundness of the banks. Henry T. Rainey, new speaker of the house, and Vice-President John Nance Garner, of the senate, pre sided over the two bodies of con gress. Crowds packed the galleries to hear the presidential message read, while he remained at work at his white house desk. "Our first task is to reopen all sound banks,” he declared; and went at once into his immediate emergency plan—"I ask of the con gress the immediate enactment of legislation giving to the executive branch of the government control over banks for the protection of depositors; authority forthwith to open such banks as have already been ascertained to be found in sound condition and other such hanks as rapidly as possible; and authority to reorganize and reopen such banks as may be found' to re quire reorganization to put them on a sound basis. 1 asK amendment to tne teaerai reserve act to provide for such ad ditional currency, adequately se cured, as it may become necessary to issue to meet all demands for currency and at the same time to achieve this end without increasing the unsecured indebtedness of the government of the United States. “I can not too strongly urge upon the congress the clear neces sity for immediate action.” The president called those re commendations "an essential pre liminary to subsequent legislation directed against speculation with the funds of depositors.” The president will soon request congress to enact two other meas ures "of immediate urgency”—pro posals believed in Democratic ranks at the capitol to be power to reduce government costs, including veter ans funds; and to provide $500, 000,000 or so for public projects Continued on page eight EUROPE AMERICA’S BEST CUSTOMER IN JANUARY Washington.—Europe was the best customer the United had in January, importing goods worth $62,213,289 out of a total oi $120,630,454 sould abroad. The European total, however, compared with $71,014,643 in January, 1932. Asia sent the lar gest amount of goods to this coun try with a total of $30,484,267 as compared with $36,867,309 in January a year ago.