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The Journal-patriot. (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) 1932-current, March 13, 1933, Image 1

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tr^ f >fe - S: . ■ ■”•1- ;r-'. , .-^? •. CiM io«raBlPBtriot hM fbUsed the ttall hf pro- . gress tai the “State of Wilkes’* For ■« Years. ll . ' 7^ indhpendent poUti^ fair and sqaare to * « «i)d all, this aewspoj Is dedicated to the p gress ^of WBhea Oona ! iTk-^Et-llib OUT OF THE STA1 n ' 7 Local Banks Are Ready To Reopen When Word Conies Laid To Rost Now Engaged In Preparing Information For State Banking Office BLANKS CAME SUNDAY Re-opening of Banks In Smaller Cities May Be Delayed Some The Bank of North Wilkesboro and the Deposit & Savings Bank are awaiting word from Commis sioner Hood regarding the date for re-opening. Announcement •fas made last night in Italei.ga that permission to re-open state banks would !)e granteii just ;a> rapidly as l)ank examiners eoiild check the information contained In the reports which are heing sent in from the different banks. Blanks on wliicti to request license for re-opening were re ceived by tlie local hanks yester day. These are heing filled in today and as soon a.s this work is Cfimpleted. will lie forwarded to Raleigh. None of tlie slate hunks will open before Wednesday. ftow- ever, due to the immense amount ot work to he done, the opening of banks in the smaller cities is expected to he delayed some. All stale hanks which are .solcent are expiected to he opened hy the eiul of the week. President Roosevelt in an ad dress from the White House Sunday evening praised the peo ple (or the splendid spirit evi denced during the banking holi day. He stressed the point that the immediate re-opeuiu,g ot a bank does not mean that it is insolvent, lint that it might mean ^that the officials had not had ' time to complete the examination ot the bank's condition. The body of the late Senator Thomas J. Walsh was laid to rest Th\u.-M’-.y in Montana whicii state gave liim to the nation as a pub lic tigur . Miss Annie Finley Died Here Sunday LongTerm Drawn By Riley Moore Fumnil To Be Held At Pres byterian ('hutch To- moirow At 11 Entered Plea of Second De gree Murder; Gets 25 to 30 Years Riley M(«ore. Brushy .Mountain township farmer, this morning entered a plea of guilty to a charge of murder in the second degree in eonneition witli the fata! shooting of his seven-year- old son. Kayniond. Judge .Michael Schenck immediately sentenced him to from I’r. to :!5 years in the state peniteniiary. The trial lasted less than an luiur. The sla,le accMpifd the second degree murder plea and a long drawn-out jury trial was averted. Kvidence tended to show lhat Moore was in an intoxicated eon- dition at the time he killed his boy. The hoy was sluU on .Mon day. February L'ti. Miss .Annie Finley, a member of one of Wilkes county’s oldest and most prominent families, died at her home here yesterday f Sunday) at ti p. m. She had been as well as usual up to Siin- dav morning. Iieina taken ill al- inosi suddenly. Her condition gradually grew worse during tiie day until death came. Mis.s Finley was- tlie daughter of the laie John T. and Sarah •Anne Gordon Finley. She is sur vived by two brothers. S. G. Fin ley. ot Spartanburg. S. and J. R. Finley, of this city. -A member ot Wilkesboro Pres- I byterian church. .Miss Finley was la consecrated Christian lady and was loved by all who came wiih- in her circle ot acquaintances. The funeral service will be held at North Wilkesboro Presby terian church tomorrow (Tm-,s- day) at 11 a. m. with Rev. C. W. Robinson, pastor, and Rev. J. P. Taylor, of Winston-Salem, pastor of W i 1 1. e s h o r o Presbyterian chnrcli. in charge. Interment will follow in Greenwood cemelery. Nephews of Miss Finley will be pallbearers. Red Cross Official Here For Two Days Boomer (jirange To Hold Meeting Friday Evening The Boomer subordinate grange will hold a meeting Friday evening at 7:o0 o’clock. .All members are urged to attend the meeting. Marriage Announced .Mr. and .Mrs. M. A. Caudill, of Goshen, announce the marriage of their cousin. .Miss Carrie Hart, to .Mr. AValter Phillips in York, S. ('.. on .March 1. 1P:!U. Kiwauians heard one of their own offleiahs, G. Tracy Cunninj;- ham. of Greensboro. lieutenant governor of the Carolinas dis trict. at their weekly luncheon Friday. The meeting was held at Hoiel Wilkes. The speaker told of the excel lent work accomplished hy the Kiwanis organization and review ed its gradual growth from its small beginning until it reaehed the memhership peak in 1929. P. .At. AVilliams .spoke the in vocation to open the luncheon hour and a phonograph record telling of the Kiwanis interna tional convention at Bos Angeles Calif., this Slimmer was heard. I’resiiienl Fred C. Hubbard called atti'iition to the (act that March 17 is Arbor Day. stating lhat ho liad been told hy high way oflicials that road forces would be available for any tree pianliiig program which tlie Kl- waiiians might arrange for lhat day. *The matter was referred to the coinmittee on agriculture and forestry, of which S. V. Tomlin son is chairman, for considera tion. John F. Justice brought the good news of the day. reading a statement from a New York writer in which the optimism of the people during the hanking holiday was prai.sed. J. C. Reins, chairman of the inter-club relations cammillee. made further announcement rela tive to liie meeting with Morgan- ton next Friday evening. Twenty Kiwanians indicated that they plan to attend with three guests to swell the total to 23 who are expected to make the trip. Prof. T. E, Story, secretary of the cliil). was in charge of the program, John E. Justice was called upon to introduce Mr. Cunningham. The speaker traced the de velopment of Kiwanis since its organization in 1914 in the city of Detroit and reviewed its ac complishments. it reached its peak of membership in 1929. when there were 103,000 Kiwan ians, ho staled. “There has been a steady decrease in memliersliip since that time.'’ Mr. Ciinning- ham said, ''lint I believe it is due to the existing conditions ratlier than to the lack of interest in Kiwanis ideals.” The Kiwanis or.gaiiization was lauded for its work in hnilding citizenship. He pointed out tlie splendid work Kiwanis lias done on behalf of the underprivileged (Continied on page four) Mrs. Maty (’anipp Sprinkle (’onfers With Relief Organizations SOUMRN CAUFORNIA SfliUCK BY EARTHQUAKE; MANY KILLED Mrs. .Mary Camp Sprinkle, dis trict supervisor of Red Cross ac tivities, was in the county Thurs day and Friday conferring with relief orgaiiizaiiuits. f Officers of the local Red Cross chapter, the city welfare om~ mittee and the (ounty welfare .superintendent were in confer- .c*nce with her Friday afternoon. Mrs. Sprinkle, who was formerly connected with the state welfare department, is thoroughly famil iar with the problems which re lief agencies are encountering. Attended Chevrolet Meet At Charlotte Thursday Froperty Damage Rise.s To $50,(i00.0flfl: Many Are Badly Injured w Messrs. \V. ... ^...ard and lA. .McMillan, owners of the 0. & Chevrolet company, and R. R- urch. salesman for the local mpany. attended a meeting of errolet dealers from all over rth and South Carolina at arlotte Thursday. Factory rep- lentatives were there and pic- •es showing the paving tests ide on the new Standard Six avrolet were shown, tn spealstng of the meeting, Colv»rl (glared it “the best I grer etteuded.’* Con- aid there was much Talrf*®"* the new com- the Master Six..^ Los •Ang^’les. March 11—South ern alifornia trembled tonightt^a.s she measured her earthquake dead in scores, her injured in thousands and her prop rtv damage in tens of millions of do'lars. Recurring earth shocks, in ad dition to th* 2-3 major convulsions that killed many and maimed and harassed the liensely populated metropolitan area, k^pt rasping at the already raw nerve.’ of the two million p rsons who escaped un scathed. As aft'rnoon wore on'into night the less severe shocks got beyond count. Grief, suflFering and fear edged into the wide picture of death and d struction as the citi zenry watch’d the corpse hunters fill the marb'e slabs of morgues, read the casualty list and inspected the far-flung ruins, all the while keeping on edge - for the shocks which scientists said might con tinue for days or even weeks. The ever changing casualty figures stood unofficially tonight at 13« dead and possibly 5,000 in jured, including everything from scratehesy-aend bruised heels to ((joQUiiued oa ’iwge four) Perfect Attendance At Millers Creek On Last Thursday TTie liigli .si'liool (lepiiiTiiiciil ill Miiler.s Creek liiul an at- teiiiliiiice of KM) i>er -ent lust Thui-sday. it was learned frt>m f’vof. S. I{. Sniithey, principal. Ever.v one of the 122 sludeiits oil the “ai-five" roll was p>"*.- eiit. I’erfert altenilanre was al most rraclied oil Tuesday when 121 were pi-x'sent. or rourse what is leimetl the artive roll does not inriude students who came to school Iwo Of tlii-er days and dropiKHi out or those wlio have since that tinir lOft sriiool. Mrs. Frdnk Johnson To Speak In City Tonight ■Mrs. Frank Johnson, of Statesville, president of the state department of the American Legion Auxiliary, will address the local Auxiliary unit at a met ing to be held at the home' of Mrs. W. R. Absher tonight (Mon day) at 7:80 o’clock. A large attendance Is expected. , ' Mr. E. L. iMltchell, of Handrlx. was a bu^lnees visitor to the city (this moraing- /: Sw::4 G. T. CunDfflgham Speaks At Meeting Of Kiwanis Club Lieutenant Governor Here Friday To Talk With Ki wanis Directors High Spots of Mr. Roosevelt’s Banking Talk Superior Court Entered Sec(^ Week Monday T. E. STORY IN CHARGE Guest Speaker Tells of Great Work of Kiwanis Organization Washington, March 12,—^High spots of President Roosevelt’s banking talk tonight were: “Let me make it clear that the banks wi 1 take care of all needs— and it is my belief that hoarding during the past week has become an exceedingly unfashionable pas time. “We have provided the machin ery to restore our financial sys tem; it is up to you to .support and make it work. “It was the government’s job to straighten out th? situation and do it as quickly as possible—and the job is being performed. * “I can assure you that it is safer to keep your money in a reopened bank than und-jv the mattre.ss. "It .needs no prophet to tell you that when the people find that they can get their money—-that they can get it wh?n they want it for all I- gitimate purposes—the phantom of fear will soon be laid. “State banks not members of the federal reserve system can and will receive assistance from m.’mber banks and from the Reconstruction Finance corporation. “Let me make it cFar to you that if your bank does not open the first day you are by no means jus- tifi;d in believing that it will not open. A bank that opens on one of the subsequent days is i ex actly the same status as the bank that opens tomorrow. “Your government does not in tend that the history of the past few years .shall be rep“ated. We do not want and will not have an other epidemic of bank fai’ures. “I can never be .sufficiently grateful to the people for the loyal support they have given me in their acceptance of the judgment that has dictat 'd our cour.se, even though all our processes may not have seemed clear to them- “This currency is not fiat cur rency. It is is.sued only on ade quate security—and every good bank has an abundance of such se curity.’’ True Bill Found Against St. John I.s Alleged To Have .Slain Henrv Souther On August 27, 1927 The grand jury Thursday re turned a true hill against Fate St. John ill connection with the alle,Ked murder of Henry South er. St. John was placed under arrest eight days ago. Soother was killed on August . 1917. in what appeared to he an accidental affair. It was thought that the team which he was driving ran away and that he was thrown from the wagon. Developments recently, sixteen years after the killing, implicat ed St. John, resulting in his ar rest and a true bill by the ^rand jury. Wednesday First Day Any State Bank Will Be Allowed To Open Raleigh. March 12.—No li- ceiise.s for unrestricted re- o|>ening of North Carolina .slate hanks, other tlian those issued to supplement federal licenses, will l>e granted un til Wetlnesday, (Yommiiisloner of Banks Gurney I*. Hoc^ said tonif^t. Applications for re-opening began trickling Into Hood’s office early this afternoon and a steady flow Is expected to night, tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday. Regnlar state iiank examiners are cheeking the appllcatiot.s. ' ■— CatUiig liewspapermen to his office this afternoon, Hood oatUned wHent tacts la pUns for reorgaplaation ot Nortli Carolliut bMks. “Wo iataid to keep perfect step with feder al legistafkui,’’ ha saM. Riley Moore Murder Case Is Taken Up; Many Casfs Are Disposed Of 3 DIVORCES GRANTED Sentenced To Die Grand Jury Returns For More Work; Term To End Saturday The March term of Wilkes Su perior court entered its second week today (Monday). Immediately after convening today, the trial of Riley Moore, charged with the murder of his ‘ seven-year-old son, was taken up . and was expected to require the entire d.sy. ’ Cases were disposed of rapidly last week )vith Judge Michael Schenck. presiding jurist, and So licitor John R. Jones speeding up the progress ot the court as much as possible. I A short session was held Sat-1 iirday. court adjourning for the, week-end at noon. Three divorces j were granted and several minor | cases were heard. | Four women were ordered committed to the Farm Life Col- I ony near Kinston in Lenoir coun- j ty last week. They were Ethel, Mitchell. Mollie Rash Bowers. ' Betty Rash and Dolly Gold. They * will remain there for two years. ’ Annie Lou Rash was ordered | committed to Samarcan-d Manor. Other cases disposed of follow: i Mack Jolly, c. c. w, and as-1 sault. nol pros with leave. Will Caudill, polluting water, | nol pros with leave. i Kirby Nichols, housebreaking, not guilty. ' Gene Vannoy, colored, assault | with intent to commit rape, six ^ years in state penitentiary. , Eli Grimes, lorceny. 61 days on roads. j Lance Biirc.ham. larceny and j receiving, nol pro.s with leave. i Vallie Luffmon vs Walter Luff- ; man. divorce granted. ' Commodore Hall vs Alice Hall.; divorce granted. | Ed Brooks, non support, one year on roads. ■ Isadore Walker and Nannie | Walker, larceny and receiving, j defendant Nannie Walker, being only 14 years of age, her case| was transferred to Juvenile' court: two years in state peni-. tentiary as to Isadore—capias to issue upon request of. the solici-. tor. ' A. L. Prevette vs M. A. Pre- vette, divorcp granted. j Granvill Johnson, aiding in abetting in prostitution, not guilty. Vance Lovette. operating mo tor vehicle while under influence of intoxicants and a. with d. w.. ■ 4 months on roads on charge of assault and G months on roads on charge of operating auto while under infliienc.e of liquor, sent ences suspended. Tlie following cases were nol (Continued on page four) CitY Allows For Armory; Gi $1900 Toward Gyiii' Board Met Friday Ta DiseoM'. Situation With Interest-' -eif Partly WILL BEGIN 5YM feoON At Arihorj’ To Be Used DuriNff ’ Fair As Exhibit Hafl; Town To (Control It Guiseppl Zangara, slayer of Anton J. Cermak, mayor of Chi cago, was sentenced to die in the electric chair Friday. Mayor Cer mak was fatally wounded when Zangara attempted to kill the then President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami on Febru ary 15. / Cermak’s Slayer Sentenced To Die Would-be Assassin of Mr. Roosevelt Hears Sentence Defiantly Miami. Fla., March 10.—Gui- seppi Zangara, whose attempt to assassinate Franklin D. Roose velt here February 15 resulted in the death of Mayor Anton J. Cermak, of Chicago, today was sentenced by Circuit Judge Uly O. Thompson to die in the elec tric chair. The 33-year-old naturalized Italian bricklayer already was under sentence to SO years in prison on conviction of attempt to assassinate the then president elect and three others who were wounded. He had pleaded guilty to the charges in both instances. Defiantly, Zangara accepted the sentence, fairly shouting vi tuperation at the conYt, declar ing: “You give me electric chair?” Judge Thompson replied: “I did.” "I no seared of electric chair. I do what’s right. Capitalists crooked. You is crooked man. too. You capitalist. "Put me in electric chair. I no care.” Zangara hurled villifleatton back over his shoulder at the court as he was led away iiy deputies after a lirief time in court. Prior to passing sentence. Judge Thompson delivered a brief address in which he appealed tor congressional action to confiscate all firearms carried without per mit. "A.ssassination attenirita. suc cessful or otherwise, would be eliminated,” he said. “In the hands of good people, a pistol is (Continued on page four) SEVENTH GRADE EXAMINATIONS WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAY • ■ Bell and Ladd Get.«"■*«>”? A*. Forward^ To fs XI- V Principals; About 600 Seven To [Nine Years To Take Test Men Who Held Up Nu-Way I About silt hundred students Service Station Go To will take the seventh grade State Prison ex aminations for promotion to high Ladd i school, according to County Su- ’ - ■ ~ C. Wright. Six Milard Bell and. Ralph . , „ . „ . . X- nr .. I perinteudent C. who held up Foresters | hundred sets of questions were Service station on the morning of i for the tests, but it March 1, were sentenced to from j was necessary to requqest a sup- seven to nine years in the state I plemental supply. Mr. Wright penitentiary Friday morning by «ta^d ^ en In all the schools of the coun- Jiidge Michaql Schenck in Wilkes superior court. Evld'ence in the case was hegrd ty Wednesday, March 16. (Jues- tlons have already been mailed and Judge Schenck immediately! to prineipals. Schools that have passed sentence, the defendanul closed ^will reconvene for that having entered a plea of guilty, day to holdiithe exaininatlons. A nol pros was taken In aU.other i Aftel' the examinations are cases against them. i'^ven. the principals wrlll grade Bell and Ladd were successful;the pajiers and then send them in their hold-up attempt, but had 1 to the',Office of the county super- the -tablM. turned upon them j Intepdent for i>e-grading. The when they attempted to march |pMsibd grade Is 82. fruman Hayes, service station operator, fo the rlver.^ He pulled a gun and shot Bell In the shoul der and Li^d In the*rlght arm, but neither jwas seriously wound ed. Mr. trns commended hy J.Judge echeiwk for his suceemful move agninnt the robbers. Teachefs are urged, Mr. Wright said, to-, send In the papers as soon as possib'le after they have completdd -grading them, tt la ahur very Important, he said, tbgt teachers see that no help Is. gtvan or rscelredibyithe gnplls during the exarnktatlott fhrio4- The armory which was de»-' troyed by fire recently will be r®-- placed by two buildings. It was learned definitely this morning. The decision ot the city bodrd of commissioners to allow $500 to ward rebuilding the armory and $1,(100 toward the erection of a physical education bnildlrfg for the city schools virtually assures immediate construction of the two buildings. Prof. W. D. Halfacre, superin tendent of the city schools, stat ed this morning that the build ing and grounds committee of the hoard of school trustees Is now considering plans for the physidal education hnilding. As soon as the details are worked out, plans will lie submitted to the full board of trustees for ap proval. R. R. Reins, captain of Com pany "A”, local National Guard unit, in an interview this morn ing, said no contract has been let, but that the armory will be rebuilt. Th'e’ new armory will be, ii.sed by the Great Wilkes Fair .Association during the annual fair as an exhibit hall. It will be under the control of the board of jity commissioners. At a meeting,-of the commis sioners Friday, they voted $500 toward rebuilding the armory and $1,000 toward the physical education building. These amounts wjll be paid out of the Insurance money paid the city when the old armory was des troyed by fire. The old armory was used by the city schools as a basketball gymnasium. However, the physi cal education buildiug. which is to be erected on school property adjoining the school, will pro vide not only a basketball court but a gymnasium for the use of the entire school. The new armory .will be used by the National Guard under a contract agreement with the city commissioners. i i Wilkes People Go To Boone Meeting Mr.s. G. G. Foster and County Agent Hendren Speak On Relief Work .A district meting of relief forces and county agents was held at Boone Thursday after noon and was attended by a num ber of Wilkes people. Represen tatives of ten counties in the dis trict ill which Wm. Curtis Ezell is federal relief supervisor were present. Mrs. Gilbert Foster, welfare superintendent. and Counts’ •Agent A. C,. Hendren were on the program, Mrs. Foster telling qf relief work in Wilkes and Mr. Hendren speaking on the farm program now being aranged for relief cases. Attending the meeting in addi tion to Mrs. Foster and Mr. Hendren were Chief of Police Jimmie Anderson.and Rev. J. Armbrust. of the^loacl welfare committee, Dr. P. J. Brame and Miss Bertie Ro.Ae. The latter is connected with the county wel fare office. A' Mr. and Mrs. Carter To Move To City This Week Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Carter and small son, Jimmy Call, of Greens boro, are moving to the city this week. They will arrive here Wed nesday. »- Mr. Carter, while in Greens boro, was manager of Balli^ and Ballard company. Mrs. Ci^‘ ter before her. marriage was Miss Dorothy Call, daughter of Mrs. Clarence Call and the labs Mr. .Call, of. Wilkesboro. They will occupy the residence of Mrs. H. C. Landonjon Eighth dteBOt. - Mrs. J. E. SiMinboaC: returned ^ Friday front Hlekery whe« the .. ?'i ripiwj' infoi nwKot; n Vfwt few dnys. •wjlh irTw. a.

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