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Cyde Man Kills
: SeU In Kitchen
As Wife Looks On
Dons Walsh Tog*
W. p. Shore Is Suicide Vic
tim; Used Shotgun To
End His Life
TOOK PLACE ON FRIDAY
Cause of Act Is Unknown to|
Family; Funeral Held
Funeral services were eontinot
ed Sunday at 11 o’clock from
Union church for W. D. Shore,
young farmer of Cycle, 'wlio com
mitted suicide at his home Fri
day afternoon. Kcv. N. T. .larvis
was in charge of the service
Which was attended by a large
concourse of people.
Mr. Shore shot himself in the
head with a 12-gauge, double
barreled shotgun about 4 o’clock
Friday afternoon in the kitchen
of his home as his wife looked
on. He placed the muzzle of the
gun against his left temple and
using his right hand to hold the
gun, pulled the trigger \fith his
No cause for his rash act was
knowp. He is said to have had no
final ^ial or family troubles and
apparently had been in the best
of health. However, for two or
three days h^’^eemed to lose his
usual jovial mood and it was
thought that he became mental
At the time of the shooUiig.
Mrs. Shore was pleading with
him not to shoot himself as he
had told her he was going to dt'.
She is said to have struggled
with him and before loosing her
hold obtained a promise that he
would not harm himself. How
ever, she had just ftepped away
when he ffred the shot.
He was 28 years old on March
24. Besides his wife. Mrs. Min
nie Shore, he is survived by two
daughters. Kathleen and Fay. his
parents. Mr. and Mrs. ,1. H,
Shore, three sisters. .Mrs. i’attline
Roberts, Misses Ruth and Kvelyn
Shore and two brother.s, Harry
and Paul Shore, all of Cycle.
Handled By Dick’s
Change To Standard Was Ef
fected Saturday At All
HAS THREE STATIONS
Standard and Esso, Esso-
lube and Atlas Tires
DickJs Service Stations, effec
tive Saturday. April 1, are hand
ling a full line of Standard pro-
of Montana, retiring as governor I A. A. (Dickl Cashion, pro
of that state to ho named to fill prietor of the stations. staged
out tile unexpired term of
late Thomas J. Walsh, has
his appointment protested,
bids fair to he seated
Spelling Bee At
this morning that "we are always
anxious to give our customers
the very best products money can
buy and we believe the products
of the Standard Oil company
meet the highest standards.”
With the change to Standard
completed. Dick's Service Sta
tions have the complete line of
Standard products wliich include
, ,, -, , V- i o ' Standard gasoline, Esso gasoline,
JurolS Have Not let Essolube. the only five-star mo-
Drawn; Many Cases To tires.
Be Heard During Term ( Mr. Cashion has two stations
in the city and a new one on top
of the liill is now being erected.
.Mr. Cashion is greatly pleased
BEGIHS MAY 15
HAVES WILL PRESIDE
Federal court for the trial of
tiersons charged with violating
federal laws will convene a
Wilkeslioro on May l.">.
Jurors for the term have not
vet been drawn, according to
with Standard products and
stales that he is confident his
iratrons and friends will approve
the change. "Our stations are al
ways pleased to serve the public
and try to give the very best ob-
Deputv Clerk L. Hnmgariier. hut i . , . , ,
the jury list will be prepared |'a'»able in the way of products.
within the next few days.
stated. This division is rompos-l_ .
ed of Wilkes. Alleghany, Ashe i rnSOnCrS Happy
aud Watauga counties. i Over Radio Gift
Judge Johnson J. Hayes, of
Greensboro, will preside and Di.s- p_ Williams’ Donation To
trict Attorney J. U. \jfCrary and (’ountv Jail Welcomed
his assistants will prosecute the, p ’ m^ates
Plan Planting Day
To Beautify (irounds .\bout
New Building On Friday;
Rev. J. H, Armbrust Pinch
Hits For J. R. Hix At Fri
Rev. J. H. .4rmbrust. pinch-
hitting for I. R. Hix, staged an
old-time spelling bee at Friday’s
luncheon of the Kiwanis Club.
The luncheon was held at Ho
tel Wilkes and was well attend
ed. Genlo Cardwelt .served as sec
retary »in the place of Secretary
T. E. Story who accompanied his
debating team to Elkin for the
triangular debating contest.
H. H. .Morehouse and John K.
Justice were captains of the two
spelling team.s. Edward Finley,
most proficient in the art of
spelling for the day. brought vic
tory for .Mr. Justice’s team and
received a stick of chewiii.g gum
as the prize.
Rev. Mr. Armbrust. versatile
entertainer, proved himself an
artist at telling jokes.
With the completion of the
.American i.egion and Auxiliary
Hut only a few days off. mem
bers of these groups are plan
ning a "Planting Day" Friday.
I Wilkes county prisoners
' hanpy over the gift of a hand-
I some cabinet radio by Pat M.
1 Williams, popular traveling sales-
jman. who not only donated the
j radio, but personally installel it
in the county jail.
The gift was much appreciated,
j Jailer J. R. Sheets stated, and
1 the prisoners are very grateful
] to Mr. Williams.
I The radio was installed several
^ days ago and the inmates of the
jail are enjoyin.g listening to the
programs over the air.
A COMMENDABLE SERVICE
- (AN EDITORIAL)
The confidence reposed in the stockholders and officials
of the Deposit and Savings Bank and the Bank of North
Wilkesboro during the period which the hanks were closed
was merited, for no group of stockholders and officials
have been metre loyal to their customers than these. '
Every person acquainted with the facts hnows that
both local institutions were in sound financial condition,^
were safe and liquid before the banking holiday was de
clared. But the fear and lack of confidence in some sec
tions of the state and nation caused the state banking de
partment to set up a new banking standard—a standard,'
which means that if all depositors were to demand their
money within thirty days, the banks must have ample as
sets to realize the necessary money within that short
period. Stockholders and officials of the local institutions
and business men of the county %ladly co-operated to at
tain that standard and while the banks were strong before
the holiday, they are now stronger and safer than ever
Time was required to complete the audit of the banks.
Each item had to be checked and investigated. The pub
lic, never losing confidence, watched developments with
interest and showed their faith by making large deposits
in each bank on opening day.
Attainment of the new standard represented a sacrifice
to stockholders of the institutions. But with the loyalty
that has marked their long service to Wilkes, the men
who operate these banks thought not of the sacrifice, but
in terms of se^’vice to those who have always shown their
faith in them.
There is not one among those familiar with events of
the past few weeks who is not appreciative of the loyalty
and devotion of our bankers to the interest of the public.
The Journal-Patriot joins in this expression of gratitude
and adds this word of appreciation to those spoken by the
hundreds of bank customers.
Bank stockholders and other business men who put their
shoulder to the wheel to bring about a happy ending to the
banking holiday deserve the deepest gratitude of the
(rf Nordi' Wilkesboro Open
For ^ine*i^ Flood of Deposits ^
. Greeted Opening Day Saturday
Deposit & Savings Bank
Opened Ten Days „ Ago
With Large Deposilp/
CONFIDENCE IS NOTED.
Both Banks Are Operating
Without Restrictions; New
Directors Named ’
Normal banking service wa*
j restored here Saturday ■when the
Bank of North Wilkesboro open-
the Deposit and Savings
Bank, the only other banking in
stitution in the county, having
opened ten days previous.
A flood of deposits greeted the
opening of the Bank of North
Wilkesboro. All day Saturday,
customers of the bank kept the
bank force busy receiving depos
Bank officials stated Saturday
evening that the deposits were
Miss Susan Sheppard, daugh-1
ter of U. S. Senator Morris Shep-1
pard, of Texas, and a junior at i
Duke University. Durham.'N. C„ i 'a^ger than was anticipat-
has been elected to head the j ed.
i beauty section of the 1933 Chan-| with normal banking faclli-^
' ticleer, the student year book. | tie.s restored, a new spirit of con-
IN CAR WRECK
I C. S. Felts In Car With Him
j Injured; Chasing Big
WAS EFFICIENT AGENT
RECORDER’S COURT MEASURE IS
KILLED BY SENATE COMMITTEE
fldence was in evidence and the
1 people freely exaressed their
I faith in the local banks.
' The Deposit and Savings Bank
i which opened March 22 has con-
I tinued to receive heavy deposits,
j There have been no withdrawals
except for legitimate business
W’hile both the Deposit and
Savings Bank and the Bank of
North Wilkesboro were solvent
and in excellent condition when
the banking holiday was declar
ed. the complete audits made by
the state hanking department
and resultant steps assure the
public that both are stronger .and
Mountain View Winn
The two organizations are ^ i • i
justly proud of their new build-i Triangular Debates
ing and they will greatly appreci-, ^, j
ate any shrubs that people inter- Double Victory Entitled
ested in beautifying the grounds i Teams To Go To Finals
wish to give. j At Chapel Hill
"If you have anything to'
• an official of the Auxil-; HAYS. April 1. — Debating
slated Satiirday morning.
• just phone -Mrs. J. E. Turner,
3.7 1, who will he glad to call for
any shrubs Friday morning.”
teams of Mountain View high
scliool won both sides of the
query in the triangulur contest
Friday aflernoon and thus won
tile right to represent the tri
angle ill the finals at Chapel Hill,
i The Mountain View affirma-
tive team, composed of Conrad
Coni act for the erection of a (and Von Caudill, won
handsome brick bungalow on the j m-,.,. TfaphiH's negative at Mt.
corner of Sixth and K streets Pleasant. while the negative
ChiUlren are killed by dipb-
therin, "the .strangler.”
They can be pi-olerted easi
ly by vaccination.
All children between the
ages of six months and ten
jeiir.s need protection.
rareiils, see your physician
NORTH CAROIJNA ST.ATK
BOARD OF HE.ALTH
Prohibition Investigator Devi
jC. Trexler was instantly killed
I late Friday afternoon when the
j government automobile which he
was driving in pursuit of a whis
key car overturned on state
I highway No. 770. about half-i safer than ever before,
j way between Leaksville and | The opening of the Bank of
Stoneville. His companion. In-[North Wilkesboro places Wilkes
vestigator C. S. Felts, was in-1 in the fortunate group of coun-
jured, but his condition is re- ties which have all their banking
ported not to be serious. j houses open without any restric-
The accident occurred about tion.s whatever.
Unfavorable Report Given
Thursday Afternoon; Is
Death of Measure [car failed to make a sharp curve j North Wilkesboro was complet-
on the topsoil highway, Invest!- ed by J. B. Rodgers and com-
'4:45 o’clock as the government: The audit of the Bank of
For the second time in four
[years. Representative Charles H.
Cowles carried his bill to place
Contract For Home Let
To Kenerly And Pearson j
Masons Will Hold
team, composed of llessie Wiles
WHS lei a few day.s ago by
J. F. Johnson to Kenerly andja,,^ Fae Miles, took Hie debate
Pear.-on, local building c o n-1 ith Mt. Pleasant at ’iTaphill.
Giading has already tieen com-' Mis.ses Breta Poe Scroggs and
has I Liieile Scroggs, o f Moravian
Wilkes county under the provis
ions of the general recorders’
court act throiigii the house, only
to lose in the senate.
The senate’s sub-committee on
courts and judicial districts
Thiireday afternoon reported the
73 j hill unfavorably, putting an end
I to the legislation at this session
of the general assembly unless
I some senator brings it to the
floor on the minority report.
Representative Cowles intro-
Eight Gallons of
Found On Car; “Watch
Man Is Caught
jdiiced a similar measure in 1929
Liquor the house committee gave it
an unfavorable report.
i daunted. Mr. Cowles took his
; tight to the floor of that body
Four men ^ arrested and | an'l made such a stirring appeal
eight gallons of liquor eonfis-1 it carried,
cated in raids made Thursday by 1 senate.
gator Felts told Deputy Prohihi-1 pany, auditing firm, Friday eve-
lion Administrator J. L. Osteen. | ning. .Mr. Rodgers co,mraunicated
The machine turned over oncejWitli Gurney P. Hood, state bank
and righted itself, according to. commissioner, who immedlatelj
the injured officer, and Mr. Trex-j issued license for the re-openlng.
ler’.s head was crushed in thej At a meeting of the stock
framing of the Stiidebaker road- j holders Friday afternoon the fol-
ster’s top. 'lowing officers were re-elected:
Pnr.siiel Car .•.thiuI .4n Hour R- Hix, president; S. V. Tom-
It was reported that the gov-' A. Finley, vice
ernuient car had been pursuing ■ R. W. Gwyn, cashier;
the whiskey car, a Ford, for-A- W. Horton. Miss Essie Erwin
about an hour when the accident W. W. Starr, assistant cash-
occurred as the machines travel-' Directors are; E. M. Black
ed in the direction of Leaksville.' burn, R. W. Gwyn, S. V. Tomlin-
The Ford, with 50 gallons of,son, Ralph Diincan. John E. Jus-
whiskey, was found abandoned, ti®®: R- G- Finley; A. B. John-
abont half a mile from the scene |Ston, J. R. Hix and A. A. Finley-
of the wreck a short time later,
but the driver escaped.
The accident was witnessed by
a boy as he stood in the yard in
front of his home, and members
of the family summoned an am-
. 1 , hiilance which carried Investiga-
prohibition agents in the county. | house committee ten days , i,eaksville hos-
Cleve Marley was caught in 'hejaRO ‘^e bill pital.. It was said th?t the gov-
It was later kill-
Win In Triangle
Lewis Fork section Thursday aft-j “le house passed it, but ““^e - ^
in a raid made by Agents | again it struck a shag which j ’
meant extinction at this session.' ‘
pleted and rapid progress
North Wilkesboro Lodge To
Meet At 7:30 P. M-, In
Local Lodge Hall
been made toward early
pletion of t.he re.sideiice.
com- Falls, spent the week-end
1 Greensboro with friends.
H. r. Kilby and D. C. Dettor, |
who were assisted by Deputy
Sentiment was pretty well di-
Although the identity of the
Marshal H. H. Jennings, M. S.. v’ded in the county, many peo-1 whiskey car was not
, 1 pie wanting to give the court ai
Operetta Will Be Presented At
City School Auditorium Friday
' trial, while others vigorously op-;
i deflnltely established, Deputy Ad-
Phillips and T. M. Setzer. Mar
ley, it was stated, was a “watch
man and tired a warning shot to | P®«®d
operators of a still, which was | jjgggrg John Cothfeu and son, [tor Felts recalled that Mr. Trex-
[j. A. Cothren, Amos Brooks. D. | ler said during the pursuit that
In compliance with an order
Issued by Herbert C. Alexander,
grand master of the Grand la)dge
of North Carolina. North Wilkes
boro Lodge No. 407. A. 1'. & A.
M„ will meet tomorrow (Tiie.s-
day) evening at 7:30 o’clock at
the local lodge hall to join in the
state-wide movement. itertainment are to be used to Kpj^ipfheus. Charles Whicker;
T. C. Caudill, master, am . song hooks and other Quicksilver, Julian Grissom;
equipment much needed by thejijope, Mlckie Bryant; Love,
music department of the sohool. .Thomas Whicker.
The operetta, "Pandora.” is • Approximately ninety c/hildren
based upon the ancient Greek' from the fourth through thejnish bond, were committed to
On Friday evening at 7:45 injeape to do what they can to re-
the school auditorium the chil-’'i®ve the world of the sorrow
dren, of t he elementary grades
will present the operetta. "Pan-1
dora" The proceeds of this en-! I’andora. Gwendolyn Hubbard;
caused by the evil sprites.
The main characters are
H H. Waugh, secretary, are
very anxious that all .Masons at
tend the meeting. Members of
the local lodge have been noti
fied personally with the hope
that there will be a large
Triangle Will Not Be Repre
sented in Finals At
Chapel Hill -
. .411 negative teams won Friday
afternoon and the Wilkeshoro-
Elkin-Mt. Airy triangle will not
he represented in the finals at
Chapel Hill this year.
Arguing the question of wheth
er North Carolina ought to adopt
the sales tax as a feature of its
state system of revenue, the
later destroyed, who escv.ifd ^ ^
Before he could get away himself/gijjg DeWitt Billings, of | the rum runner was Frank Hub- d^bators representing
however, the officers placed I*’’’'i Lomax, were visitors in the city; hard, a notorious character, 'vlioijjjp three schools fought to a tie
under arrest. After a hearing: j (Contin led on page four) ! when neither a'ffirmative could
before Commissioner J. W. Diila, j , — — ~|win
I Baseball Practice At Wilkesboro I
„ , „ Hieb School Started; Play Friday! "2.T r;«ir noTi;
Absher and | Cockerham and James Randle-
Baseball practice began at; receive the twirling this, season. | man, in the Wilkesboro high
Agents J. L. Moore and N. S. |
Cooper caught Boss Absher, Doc:
eiglit gallons of liquor on their i
car in the Lomax section. Pruitt I
was releald until the next term I Wilkesboro high school last week | Van Wiles will play first base. I school auditorium. The Mt. Airy,
r court uLer bond of foUO.Iand the hoys are rapidly round-. Robert Church will be at second, j team won a two to one decision.
while the others, unable to fur-, ing ini®
Member. Of Ey.n,di.tic
myth. Pandora, a beautiful little' seventh grades will* take part in‘jail at Wilkesboro.
girl, is sent by the gods as a dances and choruses. Bright
playmate for Epimetheus. Quick-; eostiiines add a final touch to
silver ihappens by the home of.this delightful and colorful
Epimetheus and asks permission operetta.
Arrest of the trio was
W'u'Cn To Mt. Pleasant
^bers of the Wilkes j to leave a strange box which he ^ The operetta Is under the dl-
Flve conducted the I says is by no means to be open- ■ rection of Miss Tim Crawford
service at Mt. P’.sas- ed. While Epimetheus is away with Miss Ruby Blackburn assl.st-
Pandora opens the box. thereby ant director.
letting Into the world a host of i See "Pandora,” and thereby
evil sprites, such as hate, spite, enjoy an evening of good enter-
worry, sickness, naughtiness and i tainment, boost your school, and.
lies. Two good sprites, love and | lend encouragement to the. boys
•hope, finally make good tihelr es- and girls.
11 o’clock service
^ ^ i lit Baptist church Sunday morn-
lag. Th® ®l“‘'
led the service and was
w B—’ ’“Tw B
Z. o. Eller and W. B.
Coach R. V. Day is giving con-
.siderable attention to his squad,
made' Competition is strong for the
! various positions. Particularly is
, ! this true for the place on the
Couple Married Friday i mound.
At County Courthouse| Four youngsters are seeking]
Miss Jessie Ana stleele, of i the call to mound duty in the
Boomer; and Mr. Lawrence opening game with Fred Sloop
Watts, of Taylorsville, were mar-1 seemingly having the inside
ried In the office of the register [ track. Pless Carson. Slater Pre-
of deeds at the courthouse In; vette and James Wallace are oth-
afternoon. | ers tiylng out for the mouud.
Miss Gall, Bumgarner, justice of| Morris Davis has the position
the peace,^ officiated. ' behind the bat cinched and will
Hazel Kennlngton at short stop
and Thomas Dula at third. Only
an injury will cause a switch in
Ed Robertson and Cnarles Hul-
cher are candidates for the fight
field berth. Lawrence Phillips
and Archie Yates are being given
a chance at center field,'' while
the left Held berth Will he filled
by either Bob Jones or Sam
Moravian Falls will be played
April '7 and Mount > , Pleasant
will he played at Mount: Pleasant
on April 14. • v
Judges were Rev. Avery Church,
Willard G. Cole and Prof. T. G.
Wilkesboro’s affirmative, Mar
ion Beach and Neil Hartley, lost
a two to one decision to Elkin’s
negative at Mt. Airy. Miss Grace
Gilreath accompanied them vjto
the Granite city. t y'7.
Sam Ogilvie aud Lncile' Hart
ley, who composed the Wllkes-I,
hortv negative team, won the da-‘
eislon unatalmouslx from Mt.
Airy's affirmative at Elkin.. Prot.^
T. B. Story acopjppa^eii