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Leopold Being
Guarded In Pen
Fear Convict Will Meet
Same Fate as Richard
Joliet, 111.—Prosecutor William
R. McCabe declared that he had un
earthed proof of special privileges
granted in Statesville prison to
Richard Loeb, slain Tuesday of last
week by James Day, a fellow con
In the meantime Nathan Leo
pold, Loeb’s associate in the n or
der of Bobby Franks, was under
special guard to protect h>m from
Loeb’s fate. It was rumored that
cUier convicts planned to kill Leo
Prosecutor McCabe declared that
on Tuesday morning Loeb and Leo
pold were eating breakfast together
not in the prison dining hall, but
in Loeb’s cell, and we e -ating not
prison food, but food especially
cooked for them.
He also asserted the razor used
in the slaying was one which Loeb
habitually carried, along with shav
ing cream, to do his own shaving
instead of being taken care of by
the regular convict barber.
Warden Ragen admitted the
death-dealing razor had not been
traced. He declared he does not
know where it came from, although
says it is the same type as those
used by convict barbers.
That information McCabe has
linked to the stories of convicts
close to Loeb that he had constant
possession of a razor in order to
do his own private shaving.
A. L. Bowen, State Director of
Public Safety, announced in Spring
field that a complete investigation
of favoritism charges would be
made. Unable to lay his report of
the Loeb slaying before Gov. Henry
Horner, who is ill, Bowan said he
would continue the probe.
‘Surprise* Inspections
By Highway Patrol

Raleigh—The State Highway pa
trol after February 15 will Start
couAocrmg "surprise” inspections
01 automobiles over tire State to de
termine that they are mechanical^
~ fit to use the highways:
Capt. Chalk: D. Farmer of th<
patrol said the officers would checl
automboiles at the same time the;
require motorists to show they an
complying with the new drivers
license act by carrying their per
Lights, brakes, horns, windshielc
wipers, and steering apparatus wil
be inspected.
I 2iegfeld tnd Rogers 1
ll PAS.]
LOS ANGELES . . . Will Rogers,
Jr., new owner and publisher of the
Beverly Hills newspaper, has hired
*- year-old Patricia Ziegfeld as soci
iety and movie columnist. 8he is still
pursuing her college work. Thus do
two children forsake the theatrical
footsteps of their famous daddies,
who also worked together.
Henry W. Murff, 70, for many
years ticket agent for the Southern
railway at Greenville, died at mid
night Sunday night at the home of
a daughter, Mrs. A. L. Wensell, in
Spencer, after a short illness of
throat trouble. The burial took
place Tuesday afternoon at Green
ville. Mr. Murff, a native of Miss
issippi, came to Spencer two years
ago. He is survived by two sons,
C. W. Murff, of Jacksonville,
Louie Murff, of Clinton, S. C., and
by two daughters, Mrs. W. J. Hil
ton, of Charlotte, and Mrs. A. L
Wensell, of Spencer. He has been
in the Southern’s service for 26
G. W. Walker, 68, died at his
home in Landis Sunday morning
and the funeral was held Monday
afternoon at the Landis Baptist
church. The widow and follow
ing children survive: Theodore, Roy
and C. H. Walker, Mrs. Cecil Bea
ver and Mrs. Charles Smith, all of
Landis; Mrs. R. B. McCain, China
Grove. A sister, Mrs. Martha
Pickens of Belleville, Ark., also
| Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon at the Prospect
Presbyterian church for Mrs. G. H.
Smithfield, 58, who died at her
home, Route 4, Mooresville, Sun
day. The husband and following
children survive: Frank, Clyde,
Charles and Marjorie, all of near
Mooresville; Mrs. H. F. Wray,
Charlotte; Mrs. G. L. Carter, Salis
bury. Two sisters and two broth
ers also survive: Mrs. Cain Sims,
Mrs. Will Rumple, and Will Lita
ker, Kannapolis, and Rev. D. M.
Litaker, Charlotte.
Mrs. Sarah Alice Troutman, 76,
widow of Monroe Troutman, was
buried Tuesday afternoon at 2
[o’clock at the Organ Lutheran
church in eastern Rowan, where she
has been a faithful member for
many years. She died Monday
morning at the home of a son,
John, in Cabarrus county. One
other son survices, G. M. Trout
man of Concord.
Robert L. Gill, 72, died of pneu
monia Tuesday morning at his home
404 West Kerr street. He is sur
. vived by his widow and the fol
lowing sons and daughters of a pre
, vious marriage: Mrs. W. L. Pal
. mer, Edwin B. Gill and J. M. Gill
■ all of Salisbury; Mrs. Franklin M.
Thomas of Owings, Md., and J. B.
Gill of High Point. Funeral ser
I vices were held at the home of a
son, Edwin B. Gill, of 306 West
Henderson street, Wednesday at 4
p. m., with interment in the Chest
nut Hill cemetery. The deceased
had been with the telegraph ser
vice of the Southern railway since
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other purposes.
I appeal to the ex-service men
of the county for their co-operation
and help in getting the boys to fill
out these cards. It will take only
a minute or two for making the
record and the cards can be left
with the representatives of the Le
gion named above, or filed with the
Register of Deeds. Ask your
neighbors and friends who were in
the service to fill out these cards
and help to make the record of
Rowan County soldiers complete.
Thanking you and assuring you
of my appreciation, I am,
Yours very truly,
Register of Deeds.
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Boy Is Buried
Alive In Cave
Seal Beach, Calif.—Jackie Ward’s
sobbing playmates told how the
eight-year-old boy was buried alive
forgotten and crushed to death
while they frantically burrowed in
the sand to save a companion.
They thought he had gone home.
Seven boys, the oldest, 14, dug
a sandhill cave near Anaheim land
ing several days ago. But recent
rains weakened the earth, and the
cave collapsed burying them.
Five, caught near the entrance,
quickly freed themselves.
"Boys we’ve got to get Bill
out”, said Stewart Lawhead.
So he and his four playmates,
digging with their hands, slowly
tunneled their way to Billy Tay
lor, 10. They tore the earth from
his blanched face and pulled him
free so he could breathe. He was
"It’s a good thing Jackie went
home,” some one said. Then Billy
got his breath.
"He didn’t,” Billy gasped. "He’s
right here beside me.”
Frantically the boys dug in again
but Jackie was dead when they
reached him.
• Buy In "Greater Salisbury”.
1 No More “OUCHr ~1
NEW YORK . . . Dr. LeRoy L.
Hartman (above), of Columbia Uni
versity faculty, is the man who dis
covered the dental “pain killer’’
formula to use while drilling teeth.
The formula is free of royalty ft-es
to all dentists. It is not to be pat
mted by the University.
Legal Notices
Pursuant to section 2433 of the
consolidated statutes of North
Carolina, the undersigned will ex
pose for sale, at public auction, for
cash, at the Thompson Garage, lo
cated at the cornor of Lee and
Fisher streets, in the city of Salis
bury, N. C., on the 18th day of
February, 1936, at the hour of 12
M. , the following personal prop
One Chrysler Coach, motor G
129266—Serial PW 2060.
Sale of this car is to satisfy me
chanics lien for work and repairs
done on said car, at the request of
the owner, Johnnie Crawford.
Notice of sale of car is given to
the Motor Vehicle Bureau, Raleigh,
N. C., as required by Article 6,
section 36, sub-section (b) of the
Motor Vehicle Laws of the State
of North Carolina.
This January 15tK, 1936.
trading as Thompson Garage.
Feb. 7-14.
Regional Chief
FDA Saves $270,901
For Region’s Farmers
The Farm Debt Adjustment sec
tion of the Resettlement Adminis
tration, through friendly advice and
the co-operation of volunteer coun
ty advisory committees, obtained
debt reductions totaling $270,901
for farmers in Region IV of the
Resettlement organization during
the past four months.
This saving was revealed in a re
port recently prepared by W. Kerr
Scott, of Raeilgh, N. C., regional
chief of the FDA service. The re
ductions in practically all cases
were obtained for farmers threaten
ed with immediate forclosures, and
their debts were adjusted in such
manner as to allow them to keep
their homes and farms.
The total for the five states of
Region IV does not include com
plete figures for Tennessee and
Kentucky, but savings effected for
the farmers of the other states were
as follows: North Carolina, $164,
974; Virginia, $61,770, and West
Virginia, $38,73$. A total of 3,
614 cases still pending is also re
ported. The total indebtedness in
all cases adjusted to date was $1,
489,698. The adjustments have re
seulted in tax payments totaling
$13,7$3 that otherwise would have
remained delinquent. Farms in
volved totaled 46,22$ acres.
Regional Chief Scott, in making
his report, praised the work of the
county FDA advisory committees.
“They have given freely of their
time, without pay, to help their
neighbors save their homes,” he
said He also expressed apprecia
tion of "the fine response of credi
tors in helping hard-pressed farm
ers out of their financial difficul
ties, and making it possible for
them to pay out.”
Catawba Alumni
Of Two Counties
In Meeting Here
A splendid banquet meeting of
the Catawba College alumni asso
ciation of Davidson and Forsyth
counties was held Friday evening,
January 3 1, in the social hall of the
First Evangelical and Reformed
church at Lexington. Rev. J. L.
Levens, president of the local or
ganization, was toastmaster. Rev.
C. A. Peeler gave the invocation.
Mrs. Claire Cuthrell, class of ’32
sang a solo and then led the group
in singing the "Alma Mater”. Miss
Jessie Leonard, class of ’29 gave a
Valentine reading. Dr. Howard
R. Omwake, president of the col
lege, brought greetings from the
college and news items of the col
lege and college activities. Rev.
John C. Peeler, promotional director
of the college, spoke of the work
of the alumni association. Each
person was then called on for a
word of greeting.
During the business session it
was decided to hold a picnic some
time during the summer months.
It was also voted to have the vice
president act as curator for the as
sociation. The committee on nomi
nation made its report and the elec
tion of officers was held. The
following were elected officers of
the local organization: President,
Rev. J. L. Levens; vice president,
Rev. K. B. Shoffner; secretary, Miss
Geneva Leonard; treasure*, Miss
Mildred Surratt. The meeting was
adjourned with prayer by Dr. J. C.
Leonard.—Lexington Dispatch. '
Tuscaloosa, Ala.—The Tusca
oosa News said that Congressman
W. B. Oliver, serving his 11th term
from the sixth district, will not be
i candidate for re-election. The
Mews said the congressman had au
:horized Bruce Shelton, its publisher
:o make the announcement.
Beard May Plead
Insanity In Texas
Dallas, Texas—Augustus Beard,
escaped convict from North Caro
lina, was granted a three-week de
lay in his murder trial here to en
aple his attorneys to collect evi
dence in support of an insanity
Judge Grover Adams passed the
case until February 24 in order that
defense attorneys could obtain dep
ositions from relatives and doctors
in North Carolina.
The attorneys presented in evi
dence telegrams from Dr. Clyde R.
Hedrick and J. D. Rudisill of Le
noir, saying they believed Beard
mentally unbalanced.
Supt. Hasty To
Supervise Plays
Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 6—
(Special to The Watchman)—Ap
pointment of S. C. Hasty, Superin
tendent of Schools, as Rowan Coun
ty commissioner of the Charlotte
News fifth annual Tournament of
Champions was announced here to
day by Wade Ison, sports editor of
the News.
Mr. Hasty will supervise play in
the Rowan county games and will
nominate the winner of the boys’
championship for the Tournament
of Champions, district high school
boys’ basketball tournament, to be
held in Charlotte in mid-March.
This is the first year Mr. Hasty has
served in this capacity.
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