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The Oldest Newspaper Published In North Carolina
The Carolina Watchman
r "The Watchman Carries a Summary of cAll The News”
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BOUNDED 1S32—100TH YEAR 9 SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 2, 1933 VOL. mo NO. 44 PRICE 2 CENTS
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Hoey Lit Line To Make Governor’s Race
Cotton Holders Jubilant As Prices Go Up
No Denial
Shelby Man Talked
For Candidacy In
Next Contest
The long, iron-gray locks Clyde
H. Hoey, North Carolina’s most
prominent private citizen, began
to wave yesterday in the political
breezes which blew in this terri
tory. The rumor that he was to
be a 1956 gubernatorial candidate
was one of those which had horse
power and created a real impres
sion among the forward-looking
politicians.
Asked about it on the telephone
Mr. Hoey wouldn’t say yes and he
wouldn’t say nay, and allowed as
how it would be a long dry spell if
it didn’t rain soon.
whether the golaen-voiced Shel
bian, whose eloquence has rallied
North Carolina to the Democratic
banner year in and year out for a
long while, finally contemplates
seeking- elective cffic-e was one of
those political mysteries which only
time will unfold. At any rate, he
didn’t deny anything.
Something political out of Shel
by has been anticipated by politi- ]
cians for weeks. Whether it wrould
be former Governor Max Gardner!
making plans for Senator Bob]
Reynolds’ scalp in 193 8 or Mr.j
Hcev’s conceding to the more than^
welcoming invitation of the elec
torate to ask for some big office
was in speculation, when the grape-j
vine telegraph began to make noises)
indicating that Mr. Hoey was'
thinking of running for governor]
—perhaps was definitely planning!
to do so. |
Already large numbers are can-!
didates-in the active or formative j
stage, including Senator Hayden
Clement, Major. R. G. Cherry J
Gastonia; former Judge Tam C. j
Bowie, West Jefferson; Judge Wil-I
son Warlick, Newton; former
Judge Tom Johnson, Asheville;'
State Highway Chairman E. B. |
Jeffress, Greensboro; Lieut. Gov.]
’’Sandy” Graham, and, perhaps,)
others.
The campaign will not begin ini
anything like an organized way]
until after next year’s election,
but the foundations already are
being laid and long before the pub
lic campaign begins the political
leaders will be taking sides and lin
ing up for the fray.
AUTO DEATH TOLL GROWS
Dr. William J. McGlothlin, 65,
president of Furman university,;
died in a Gastonia hospital from
injuries suffered in an auto collision;
near King’s Mountain. Mrs. Mc-j
Glothlin and E. A. McCann, of j
Charlotte, died shortly after the
wreck. ~
Near Henderson, Sunday morn
ing, Mrs. Flora Stutts, 30, was in
stantly killed and Cecil Radcliffe,1
16, fatally hurt when the Stutts;
machine left the highway, struck a]
tree, and caught fire. On Saturday
afternoon, three miles east of
Statesville, R. L. Jones, 30, was
killed when his car left the road
and overturned.
STATE GETS MORE CAMPS !
The number of forestation
camps authorized for North Caro-j
lina has been increased by 15 to
make a total of 26 camps to be
shortly opened. Four more will be
authorized. Six of the camps will
be in the east, five in the piedmont
and the rest in the western part of
the state on national forest land.
Mitchell Leaving Court
Charles L. Mitchell, former chair
man of the National City Bank of
New York, photographed as he was
leaving court during the last days of
his trail. He was charged with fraud
ulent actions to evade payment of
more than $850,000 in income taxes.
NEWS
BRIEFS
10 PRISONERS PAROLED
Among 10 state prisoners grant
;ci paroles by Governor Ehringhaus
on Friday was Velccr Chapman,
Alexander county mm, who in
192S was given 15 to 20 years for
second degree murder. Also parol
ed was Maybelle Windley, Johnston
co.rnty, an expectant mother.
ASHEVILLE MAN KILLS SELL
Despondent over sickness, Frank j
A. Fanning, 76, killed himself with:
a shotgun charge in his boarding
room at Asheville.
PITTSBORO BOY DROWNS |
Sidney Jones, 19, Pitt F>‘ro,j
drowned in Haw river a mile north
of Moncure. Trying to swim the
river, Jones became exhau.ted in
mid-stream.
PRESBYTERIAN MEET
The general assembly of the
Presbyterian church in the United
States opened last week at Mon
treat with election of Dr. Ernest
Thompson, Charleston, W. Va., as
moderator and re-election of Dr.
J. D. Leslie, Dallas, Texas, as
stated clerk.
N. C. DRY FORCES ALIGNED
A small group of prohibition
leaders in North Carolina met in
Raleigh, May 25, to elect Dr. Wil
liam L. Poteat president of a state
unit of the United Dry Forces to
lead the fight to prevent this state
voting for repeal of the 18th a
mendment on November 7.
STEAMER SINKS, 118 SAVED
The lake steamer George M. Cox
hit a rock reef in Lake Superior
and sank, but the 118 passengers
were all saved and were brought
to Floughton, Mich., after a night
on the reef.
SEEK TEXTILE UNIONIZA
TION
The United Textile Workers, an
affiliate of the American Federation
of Labor, is to open a general effort
to unionize the labor in southern
textile mills, says John Peel, south
ern organizer, calling an organiza
tion meeting at Rock Hill, on June
4.
BENSON MAN WINS PRIZE
Hunter Johnson, of Benson,
music instructor at the University
of Michigan, has been awarded the
coveted prize of the $5,000 Juil
lard fellowship at the American
academy in Rome. The award is
based on merit of musical com
positions.
New Motor Car
Laws Reviewed
By Motor Club
All Automobile Activities Placed
Under One Agency
System For Licensing Trucks
Changed By Recent General
Assembly
Consolidation of all motor vehi
cle activities under one executive
was the outstanding automotive
legislative accomplishment of the
North -Carolina General Assembly,
according to officials of the Caro
lina Motor club, which advocated
that action over a period of four
years.
The decision to issue license
plates for six month intervals in
stead of a full year was the prin
cipal enactment affecting motorists
at the long session of South Caro
lina legislature, motor club leaders
said.
Control or the state highway
patrol was transferred from the
highway commission to the revenue
department in North Carolina,
while this department was also
given charge of the gasoline and
oil inspection formerly assigned to
the department of agriculture. The
legislation provided that all motor
vehicle activites be. administered
by a deputy motor vehicle com
mission. The consolidation act
will become effective July 1.
The legislators also voted to
change the system for licensing
trucks from a chassis weight and
load basis to a manufacturer’s gross
weight capacity plan. Details of
the new licensing plan will be an
nounced by L. S. Harris, director
of motor vehicles, prior to July 1
when the change is effective.
Statutes of interest to North
Carolina motorists include:
Provision that all for hire, fran
chise and bus tax, approximately
$150,000 annually, go to the high
way fund instead of the general
fund as heretofore.
Permit trucks and buses operat
ed by orphanages and churches to
be licensed for $1.
Reduction of license fees for
trailers up to one-half ton capacity
which are propelled by a passenger
car, to $2.
Only one trailer, instead of two,
is now legal and the highway
commission was authorized to de
signate roads which may be travel
ed by light motor vehicles.
Plates on vehicles sold by ad
ministrators may be transferred to
purchaser upon certain conditions,
whereas formerly they were can
celled upon death of the owner.
Personnel of the field staff of in
spectors of the theft bureau was
ordeded decreased from 16 to six
miles while the personnel of the
state highway patrol, numbering
67, was not changed.
The governor was authorized to
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HILL IS PORT COLLECTOR
John Bright Hill, Wilmington,
manager for Senator R. R. Rey
nolds in the primary last year has
been named by the president as col
lector of customs at the port of
Wilmington.
GANGSTERS KILL
INNOCENTS
Two women and a man, inno
cent pedestrians on Broadway, were
mowed down by gunland' slugs
when two carloads of hoodlums
poured shotgun slugs into a third
car.
VICTIM OF ACCIDENTAL
FALL
An accidental fall from a third
story window in a Charlotte hotel,
was fatal to Joe Tyson, 25, Rock
ingham.
First of New Cro|>
There will be many more to follow
before bleak October winds blow,
but here is the first bathing beauty
winner of the 1933 season. She is Miss
Laura Hover, of Santa Monica,
Calif., who annexed a beautiful cup
her first time out in a bathing beauty
parade at Deanville Club at Santa
Monica.
Tom Mooney Today
Tom Mooney, after serving years
in San Quentin prison, saw his first
“outside” sunshine a few days ago,
as shown here, when taken to San
Francisco to be tried on an old mur
der indictment.
Muscle Shoals Boss
1 mi 111— imiT
Arthur E. Morgan, president of
Antioch College in Ohio, is the man
selected by President Roosevelt as
chairman of the Tennessee Valley
Development project. Mr. Morgan
first gained national attention in
flood control work in North Carolina,
Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and
)hio. He gave up engineering to
i ,;ead Antioch Colitgj in,1920.
Levies On Beer
Help Increase
State Revenue
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Collections Total $520,052 In
Single Month
Highway Revenue For May Also
Shows Big Gain Over Same
Month Of Last Year
Bolstered by beer taxes, North
Carolina’s revenue collections for
May more than doubled receipts
for the same month last year,
Commissioner A. J. Maxwell re
ported.
General fund collections total
ed $520.052.9S as compared with
$240,514.31 in May, 1932. Col
lections for the 11 months of the!
1932-3 3 fiscal year, however, re
mained approximately $2,000,000
behind receipts for the same period
in 1931-32. Eleven months col
lections this year totaled $13,832,
565, compared with $15,514,
235.32 in 1931-32.
Beer revenue tor May, the hrst
month of legalization in this state,
amounted to $5 5,626.24. However,
only $25,088.24 was shown in the
reports as Maxwell explained that
■in many cases beer licenses to re
tailers had been withheld pending
record evidence of issuance of local
licenses, and licenses to many
wholesalers had been withheld!
pending completion of supplying
bond as required under the law.
Wholesalers of beer, the report
showed, paid $24,100; retail deal
ers, $22,546; sales, $2,300 and
train dealers $100. The beer sales
tax, $3 per keg or one cent a bot
tle, had netted $6,5 80.24, but the
revenue commission said this re
port was not' complete as distribu
tors have until the tenth day of
the following month to pay the
tax.
Maxwell forwarded letters to
deputy commissioners instructing
them to strictly enforce beer rev
enue regulations.
An increase in highway revenue!
also was shown in the tax report,
collections for May, 1933, totalling
$1,280,915.35 as compared with
$1,211,335.96 in May of last year,
a gain of $69,579.39.
For the 11 months of the cur
rent fiscal year, highway receipts
were reported at $17,863,206.32, a
decrease of $1,439,301.81 as com
pared with the $19,302,508.13
collected in the same period of
1931-32.
FRANCE MUST PAY DEBT
It was revealed last week that
President Roosevelt informed
Edouard Herriot, when he was in
Washington as special French re
presentative, that France must pay
the defaulted $19,000,000 in war
debt interest and also the install
ment due June 15 before the Unit
ed States will consider revision of
the war debt as a whole.
VIRGINIA EDUCATOR ,
SUICIDE
Thomas H. Russell, 5 3, president
of the Staunton Military aca Jemv,
Staunton, Va., killed himself in
Philadelphia by plunging from the
window of a hospital where he was
taking mental treatments.
COLUMBIA-PERU PEACE
At a league of nations council
last week, Peru and' Columbia sign
ed articles of peace to end their
war over a boundary dispute. The
league will send a commission to
fix the true boundary.
KIDNAPER BECOMES INSANE
Kenneth Buck, confessed kid
naper of Margaret McMath, 10,
from a Harwich, Mass., school on
May 2, became violent in his cell,
and was removed to the state hospi-,
tal for the criminal Insane. '
Sidney H. Levy, 17, Buffalo, N. Y.
highschool student, is the winner of
the 7th annual national contest on
“The League of Nations”. 8,000
students from 1,366 schools in 48
states competed. His reward is a trip
to Geneva, Switzerland this summer.
MAKING SHORT STORY
LONG
"Any news?”
"Yes, I’m married.”
"Hm; that’s fine.”
"Not so. I don’t get along with
^'TooTad” *&&&&&
"Not so. She’s got a lot of mon
ey.’’
"Hm; that’s fine.”
"Not so. I don’t get any of it.”
"Too bad.”
"Not so. She built a house.”
"Hm; that’s fine.”
"Not so. The house burned
down.’’
"Too bad.”
"Not so. My wife was in it.”

THE TROUBLE with so many
of us is we persist in striking while
the head is hot.
"Is your son’s education at col
lege of any real value?”
"Oh, yes indeed. It has entirely
cured his mother from bragging
about him.”
BILL’S BORING BOARD BILL
Bill had a billboard,
Bill also had a board bill.
The board bill Bill had bored Bill,
So that Bill sold his billboard
To pay his board bill.
So after Bill sold his billboard
To pay his board bill the board
bill
No longer bored Bill.
AN UNAVOIDABLE accident,
as we understand it, is anything
that happens to a pedestrian.
"Are you a doctor?” the sweet
young thing asked of the youth
at the soda counter.
"No,” he replied, "I’m- a fizzi
cian.”
"SAYS ICE AGE ended 8,5 00
pears ago’’—headline. That gent
ought to take a look at some assets.
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Little Mary was on a visit to her|
grandparents, and the old-fashioned |
grandfather clock in the hall was!
a source of wonderment to her.
While she was standing before it
her grandmother said to her from
the next room:
"Is the clock running, dear?”
"No, ma’am,” promptly replied
Mary, "it’s just standing still and
wagging its tail.”
Mother—Fredrick, why is it
that you and your sister are al
ways spatting?
Fredrick—I don’t know, moth
er, unless it is that I take after
Daddy and she takes after you. i
IF NATIONS MUST come to
blows, why not limit them to brag
ging contests?
Staple Is
Reaching
New Level
Farmers Believe The
Prices Will Con
tinue To Soar
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Cotton farmers, cotton brokers,
and holders of cotton the country
over, figuratively have joined
hands and danced to the tune of
"Happy Days Are Here Again”
while they watched the cotton
market creep up.
It was the highest point for the
staple since last August, and the
rise in price means many thousands
of added dcjllars for the .south.
Every farmer who has a bale in his
garage instead of a flivver every
warehouse man, every broker, and
practically everyone who deals in
cotton, was better off as a result of
the market rise.
Ihere is still much cotton being
held. With every prospect of its
going to 10 cents before many
mot ttmti&mi hair trying^ S
it. It may go a good deal higher.
Local experts yesterday would not
hazard a guess as to its destination,
saying that Uncle Sam’s once fam
iliar and tractable dollar is on a
big spree. The dollar’s didoes have
much to do with the fortunes of
the fleecy staple.
The government report of last
August 8 sent prices flying up sev
eral cents a pound to about nine
and a half cents. But from then on,
with dumping of carry-overs and
increased crop prospects, the price
went steadily down.
Last December the New York
Cotton Exchange recorded a price
of around five cents for immediate
delivery, the lowest point ever
reached. Since then it has gone up
slowly, jumping a little when F
D. R. took the oath of office.
Inflationary measures by the
government are' behind much of
the present rise. The present in
dications are that the crop in the
two Carolinas and over much of
the country is one of the best in
the last five years or more.
17 DAMS IN THIS STATE
A total of 17 storage dams on
Carolina streams feeding into the
Tennessee river is planned . in. the
federal project for developing the
Tennessee valley. The largest will
be on the French Broad river be
tween Hominy and Bent creeks
with a lake covering 78 square
miles.
SANFORD BOY DROWNS
The first of a party of Sanford
bathers to enter Morris pond, nine
miles south of Sanford, John A.
Bryant, 17, got into water over his
head and drowned before help
could reach him.
KIDNAPERS GET $30,000
City Manager McElroy, of Kan
sas City, Mo., paid $30,000 to two
kidnapers and affected the release
of his daughter, 2$, who was forc
ed at pistol-point to leave the Mc
Elroy home on Saturday.
K. OF C. STATE MEETING
George Carey, Charlotte, was
made state deputy and Asheville
was chosen 1934 meeting city by
the Knights of Columbus end', g
the 1933 convention in Wilming
ton.

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