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The Carolina Watchman jgSr •; '"v _________________________ FOUNDED 1832—103RD YEAR SALISBURY, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 24, 1934 ___VOL. 103 NO. 4 PRICE 5 CENTS Likes Her Shorts NEW YORK . . . Despite the official golf frown and ban against women players appearing in shorts for tournament play, MiSS Bea Gottlieb (above), appeared at a local course here and played her game attired thusly. j^Heads^^^^^^rDrive^ ' KANSAS CITY ... A. J. Mellott (above), of this place, is the man selected by the government to head the army of 3,298 operatives in the new drive now launched to eliminate the illicit liquor business and round up all bootleggers. Reported Engaged -■ ET NEW YORK . . . From Monte Carlo comes the engagement an nouncement of Miss Merle Oberon (above), youthful English screen star, to Joseph M. Schenck, Ameri can Movie producer and recent husband of Norma Talmadge, who just arrived from France. "Here Comes Perry” FOREST HILLS, L. I. . .. “Get Perry” (above), is the battle cry of ranking U. S. tennis stars as the ace Britisher sets sail for America and our national cham pionship late this month. ^Heiress Scenario Writer la- TWTl flliX W I TTTf.M ■■■■ IllWWien LOS ANGELES .. . Ethel M. B. Harriman Russell (above), daugh ter and heiress of Mrs. J. Borden Harriman and social favorite, has been discovered in a modest office here where she has worked as a scenario writer for three months, . y - - •• - .... ■ . -• - Ralph Davis Is Taken At Concord Tues. AllegedSlayerSurrenders To Law Without A Battle _ IN STATE PRISON Identified by a photograph pub lished in The Charlotte Observer, Ralph Davis, outlaw charged with the slaying of Sheriff Godfrey Kimball of Iredell last Friday near Statesville, was trapped and captur ed in a modest rooming house in Concord Tuesday morning. Lying in bed, with an automatic under his pillow, Davis made no show of resistance when Sheriff Ray C. Hoover of Cabarrus county and Police Chief B. F. Widenhouse flung open the unlocked door to his room and trained guns on his head. Deputies B. S. Ball and C. W. Barrier were on guard outside with all exits covered. Presence in Concord of the escap ed convict was reported to officers by R. P. Heglar, operator of the rooming house at 71 East Depot street, when the latter saw a pic ture of the much-sought outlaw in the morning Observer and iden tified his "guest” as the same per son. Davis, Heglar said, also spent Sunday night at his home and re served a room for the night at that time. Armed with a sub-machine gun and a revolver, Sheriff Hoover and Chief Widenhouse ordered the criminal not to make a move if he valued his life. "I know when I’m whipped but the man who shot Sheriff Kimball is still at large,’’ the desperado is quoted as saying as he surrendered. The search for Davis had been centered around Danville, Va., where he had abandoned an auto mobile stolen from the mayor of Statesville during the last few days, ’ It was while attempting to recover this machine that Sheriff Kimball met death and one of his deputies wounded. A check-up following tne cap ture showed that the Ford V-8 coach which Davis drove to Con cord was stolen Saturday night at Reidsville. Authorities believe he re turned to Reidsville after aban doning his car in Danville and pil fered the machine almost under the collective noses of those engaged in the wide-spread search for him. Dillinger-like activities of the youthful gunman had been the in spiration for one of the most ex tensive man-hunts ever staged in North Carolina. Public sentiment reached a fever heat in Iredell fol lowing the death of the beloved of ficer and there is every reason to believe Davis would have suffered from mob violence had he been _ caught in that section. It is assumed rewards totalling $1,200 will be won by the officers in Concord for their fast and courageous work in apprehending the gunman. Iredell county offer ed $1,000 and the state of North Carolina $200 for his arrest. The automatic taken from the bed occupied by Davis was fully loaded and search of his clothing revealed additional cartridges. A pint bottle of whiskey, almost full overalls, colored glasses and more cartridges were found in the car The state license number on thi Reidsville machine is 459,997 an< the Reidsville city tag number i 1892. Davis was carried to Stae’s Prisoji and lodged in “death row” fo: safekeeping pending his being takei back to Statesville later to face tria for the killing. 70 Killed By Cars In Month So Far This Year 450 Have Died In State As Crash Victims North Carolina’s far-flung high way system continued to breed death during July. Seventy persons were killed and 505 injured in auto mobile accidents during the month, the report of the state motor vehi cle bureau shows. There were 323 accidents in which persons were killed or injured. The July death toll brought to 45 0 the number of persons killed in automobile accidents this year as compared with 412 deaths dur ing the first seven months of 1933. The total number of automobile deaths during 1933 was 853 and present indications are that the 1934 toll will be even higher. The July death toll compares with 66 for June and 67 for July, 1933. Four hundred and fifty per sons were injured in accidents dur » r 1 • 1 liig j une ui Lius ycai us |with 505 during July. The number of fatalities by months this year has been: Janu ary, 67; February, 53; March, 78; [April, 59; May, 77; June 66 and July 70. Twenty-two of the persons kill ed during July were pedestrians. Thirty-five pedestrians were injur ed. Seven of those killed were children playing in the street. Thir teen playing children were injured. Drunken drivers continued to play their parts in increasing the highway death toll, killing seven persons and injuring 3 8. Hit and run drivers killed four and injured 18 while reckless drivers killed 17 and hurt 57 and speeders killed 16 and injured 31. Grade crossing accidents killed more than the usual number during July, accounting for five of the fa talities and for seven of the injur ies. Warning Is Given Against Drastic Cuts In Taxation Chicago.—A warning against cutting taxes to the point where it means sacrifice of necessary pub lic services, declaring that this has already become a "fetish,” was issu ed here by the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association under the title, "Financial Sabotage of Govern |ment.’’ | earned ro unreasonable ca tremes, tax reductions, without as I surance of sufficient revenue to run ! government "seems just as seditious j as direct action to overthrow gov ernment by force,” it was asserted by Carl H. Chatters, executive dir ector of the association, in the broadside issued through the Pub lic Administration Clearing House. "Reasonable reduction of expen ditures is one matter; it is closely allied to economical and efficient operation,” declares Mr. Chatters. "Not for a moment would I defend1 waste or inefficiency by govern ments. But there is a minimum cost for the performance of public services. "You do not expect your water, light, gas or telephone to be free even when furnished by a munici pal plant. How then can schools, fire, police, and health departments, > public works, garbage collection and other activities be operated un ' less someone pays for them?” [ i This is claimed to be the most highly civilized country in the t world, and anyway our automobiles ' have been developed to such a l point of perfection that they kill 1 and injure more people than is done anywhere else on this planet, ■ GOVERNOR HON-T7 ORS Young Singer — p Barry McKinley, ^youthful Ohio bart '3 tone, who is starred on the Camay Soap [radio program, [“Dreams Come True," [over a nationwide net-, [work, was named j“Ohio’s Ambassador of [Melody” by Governor [George White of Ohio [in recognition of his [brilliant singing. Photo shows Governor [White presenting Me- ‘ [Kinley with the of-jd0& ; ficial scroll of officeiigjp [at the State Housefap ’in Columbus, ^ :oM. , g|A q u a pI a n e Uspeedster — Mrs. Frank Jay Gould, §5wife of American 'millionaire, speed, s. ing over water in % an aquaplaning |» contest on ||^|g^^Riviera. (COMING AND GOING — Phil Weintraub, the Jewish out fielder, is the newest sensation of the leading Giants. Babe Ruth waves his cap in farc in well to the Boston fans, In the city where he started § HUW his famous career. 'H FIRST HOBBY SHOW —Of hun gp dredt of exhibits in the Hobby Ki Show at the Toledo, O. Museum of g£ Art, May Dunham's quilt made of II275 neckties is a highly popular m entry. Miss Dunham got the ties ^ from friends and fellow craftsmen ^ of the Toledo Scale Company, m whose workers made all exhibits in 11 this sensational show. Analysis il shows that needlework is by far the most popular of the hobbies with 20 per cent. I HE SAVED HER FROM KIDNAPPER — Gordon Terravillc of New York is only eight. He was playing with Charlotte Gilbert when a man attempted to kidnap her. Gordon's pur. suit and outcries forced the kidnapper to drop the girl. IN JULY. 1928, THE FIRST PLYMOUTH AU- *i» TOMOBILE WAS MADE—Mrs. Ethel Miller of 1 1 Turlock, Cal., bought it and has driven it ever since. When she heard that Walter P. Chrysler had made a new record for the industry in building the first million Plymouths in six years, Mrs. Miller decided sh» wanted that millionth car. She has bought it. Mrs. Miller is shown with her original Plymouth and one of the 1934 models. With her is Frank Stierlen, Turlock dealer. _ To Spend $3,070,000 In North Carolina P. W. A. Allots Big Sum to State to Raise Living Standards and Health Conditions SALISBURY TO GET $400,000 Washington.—A total of $3, 070,000 is to be spent in North Carolina in allotments at the hands of the Public Works administration as a contribution to raising living standards and Health conditions, by improving sewer facilities it was announced by Secretary Ickes as ad ministrator. Sixteen projects were cited by the administrator upon which this sum will be spent in loans and grants that have been made to va rious communities. The largest allotment made was to Durham for which $760,000 is made available for the complete relocation of the trunk sewers and extensions there to, and for construction of a treat ment plant. The next largest is to Raleigh which is alloted a half million dol lars for a new sewage collecting system that has been carefully plan ned,and which is to be supplement ed by intercepting and outfall sew ers, and two treatment plants. Charlotte occupies an important place in the picture painted by the administrator as he referred to the fact that the PWA has cared for 648 sewer projects over the country upon which $212,476,188 is to be spent, of which $184,728,767 was allotted by the PWA. In terms of materials, the pro gram outlined for North Carolina means the purchase of vast quanti ties of cement, sand, of pipe of vari ous sizes, piping equipment, disposal plant equipment, basins, and the like, aside from putting thousands of men to work. Three allotments are given to Charlotte, including a loan and grant of $150,000 for replacement of water and sewer lines in Trade and Tryon streets; $89,000 for re placement and extension of sewei lilies in various parts of the city, and $130,000 for storm sewers and extensions thereto. Other North | Downie Bros. Circus Will Visit Salisbury Thursday, Sept 6th* Fred C. Kilgore, representing the big combined Sparks managed Downie Bros. Circus completed ar rangements today for the appear ance of the show here Thursday, September 6. Sizeable orders v/ere placed for the various commodities to be used by the Circus family. The selec tion of the grounds has been an nounced as the Colonial Ball Park. Mr. Kilgore stated that the 1934 Downie Bros. Circus has revived the old time Circus street parade and that permission has been grant ed for the staging of the spectacle in connection with Circus day here. The outstanding attraction of the Circus being the personal appear ance with the show of Jack Hoxie, famous western screen star. Carolina allotments that have been made are: Durham, $760,000; Gibsonville, $24,000; Granite Falls, $80,000; Hickory $151,000; Oxford, $110, 000, Reidsville, $30,000; Randle man, $169,000; Raleigh, $500,000; Spindale, $62,000; Salisbury, $400, 000; Winston-Salem $90,000 and $285,000; Durham, incinerator. Higher Advance Is Authorized By The President Action Expected To Peg Staple Against Price Decline Consumption Declines Washington—Another govern ment loan on cotton to help the (southern farmers—12 cents a [pound this time—was authorized jby President Roosevelt. The President said in his state ment he had "requested the Re construction Finance corporation to make funds available to the Commodity Credit corporation that will enable it to increase its lend ing from 10 to 12 cents a pound on cotton, classing low middling or better, which is and has been con tinuously in the possession of the producer.” This means that any cotton grower, if he does not wish to sell his staple at this time, may bor row 12 cents a pound from feder al agencies on the commodity. Detailed regulations were not an nounced, although officials said that in all essentials they would follow those governing the 10 c'ents-a pound loan last year. If the same regulations apply, the government takes the risk should cotton go below 12 cents and stay there. Should the price climb during the season, the grow er may repay the loan, sell his bales and packet the profit. Cotton is selling for more than 13 cents a pound at present but several factors have caused uneasi ness. One has been the projected general strike in the textile indus try. This would stop mill buying, presumably, and have a bearish in fluence. Other things which caused the decision for government advances this year included a drop in con sumption compared with past years; negotiations for an Indo japanese cotton agreement—Japan being one of this country’s best customers—and delay in getting cotton exemption certifficates to the growers. The certificates re present the bales of cotton each farmer may market under the Bankhead bill’s allotments. Officials said the loan was not a price-fixing scheme, although the effect would be to stop farm sales of cotton, if the price fell below 12 cents. They said the loan would enable growers to market their cotton in orderly fashion and that they would not have to sell if the price slumped in the near future. Privately, officials said they felt cotton would bring around 12 cents, or more, after the strike threat passed. 1935 Automobile Tags Being I\Jade Raleigh.—New North Carolina automobile license tags for 193 5, aluminum letters on a black' back ground, are now being turned out by state’s prison. Nearly half a million pairs of the plates will be prepared for what is expected to be the best year of tag sales since 1929, when 503,590 plates were sold. The number dropped toi 397,455 in 1932, but already this year more than the 409,095 sold in 1933 have been sold, indicating that probably 450,000 will yet be reached this year. Col. Luke Lea, the state’s most distinguished pris oner, allowed to go to Tennessee to attend his son’s funeral, is employ ed in the tag-making wc*;k at the (prison.