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NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., MONDAY,. MAY 8, 1933
Rev. J. C. Story Preached
Finii Sexmon to Graduates
Of Wilkeshoro Last Night
Essential Elements In A
Successful Life Was |
Theme Of Sermon'
AUDITORIUM IS FILLED
Exercises Will Come To An
End Tuesday Evening
Choosing for his text tl>e thir
teenth and fourteenth verses of
the third chapter of Philippians— i
“Brethren. I count not myself to i
have apprehended; but this onej
thing I do, forgetting those things i
^ which are behiml, and reaching!
forth unto those things which are
before, I press toward the mark 1
for the prize of the high calling'
of God in Christ Jesus”—Rev. J. j
C. Story, pastor of the First Pres-1
byterian church of Marion, N- C.,
delivered a splendid sermon to the
graduating class of Wilkesboro
high school last night. *
The auditorium was filled' al- ,
most to capacity and the large au
dience listened inter.lly as the well
known divine delivered the very
Class day exercises will be
held this evening and the com
mencement exercises of the school i
will end tomorrow (Tuesday) eve-'
ning when C. W. Phillip.s, of
Greensboro, deliver.s ihe annual
literary address. Dii)lomas will be
presented to nearly 50 graduates
With his text in mind, Rev. Mr.!
Story used as his sermon subj^ect
■“The Essential Elements in a Sue- TO HELP
cessful Life.” Three things are
Cowles btroduces B31 To Appomt
Special Police Officer For County
The Hon. Manuel L. Quezon,
president of the Philippine senate,
is now in Washington for confer
ences regarding Philippine inde
Paul N. Montague
Spoke To Kiwanis
Club Last Friday
Officer Would Handle the
County Bloodhound or
Is Executive Secretary of N.
C. Division of National
Representative Chas. H. Cowles
introduced a bill on Thursday
empowering the board of county
commissioners to appoint a special
police officer to handle the county
, bloodhound or bloodhounds. The
i bill was introduced at the request
! of the county commissioners,
j Following is a copy of the
Gen^o Cardwell Told of Di- Jjg entitled an act au-
A. C. Walls Releases Dates
For Listers In Various
BEGIN WORK TODAY
Tax listing dates in the various
townships of the county were an
nounced the latter part* of last
week by A. C. Walls, tax super-
vision Meeting In Greens
New Home Agent
Is Now Here To
Begin Her Work
Paul N. Montague, of Winston-
Salem, executive secretary of the
North Carolina division of the
National Economy league, deliver
ed the addre.ss at the regular
luncheon of the Kiwanis club Fri
Mr. Montiigue prefaced his re-
ni.irks by saying that the economy
league had ju.stified its existence
thorizirg the county commissom-
ers of Wilkes county to appoint a
special police officer to handle the
county bloodhound or bloodhounds.
“The general assembly of North
Carolina do enact:
“Section 1. That the county
conimi.ssioners of Wilkes county
be and they are hereby authoriz
ed and empowered to appoint a
keeper of the county b'oodhoundj
or blooelhounds as a special police
officer, which appointment shall
as a fact-finding organization, if; authorize and empower such offi-
for nothing else. He declared that j cer to use the county bloodhound
civilization had advanced most; or bloodhounds for tracking and
rapidly when individual initiative | capturing criminals and to serve
Miss Edna Reinhardt, of
Black Mountain. Arrived
necessary, he declared. There must:
Miss F.dna Reinhardt,
a great aim in life. In discu.ss- Mountain, arrived here at noon to-
this poini, the minister stalc'd' *•'’ begin her work as emer-
tkat “man is a spiritual amphibi- ftency home demonstration agent
an.” Ire n?- a .■v.u, «-h,cn ir.ust be for Wilkes county. She takes up
St a.s surely as his earthlv ber work immediately,
he said. “The finer faculties’ Reinhardt will work under
’ 'of your soul will not develop un- tbe supervision of the county wel-
’ til you partake of the spiritual! fare department and will assist
life,” he declared. . hou.sc-wives of the county in plan-
Declaring that m every success- '>'ng their canning and other ac
ful life there must be a supreme
tivities i-elating to the preserva
tion of foods for use the coming
struggle, Rev Mr. Story declared
that “you will find that all the "'ater. - , . ...
progress in this r.uman life has' Tb'^ purpose of relief ae iv. les
been made because someone stood | ‘be present time is .o help re-
the test.” He pointed to the sac-|'>ef cases’ become self-supporting
rifice of that brave doctor who al-; ‘he work ,s direct^ toward
lowed himsMf to be bitten by a ,‘hat end. M ith practica ly all of
moisquito in order that medical: hose who have been on the rel«f
science might know what was the j bst grcnving a gooc^ garden, if the
crops thus produced are preserved,
(Continued on page eight)
“Poppy Day” To
Be Ovserved In
n . «■ ^,,^1 I VKs.on ac rvui Mgo.
County May 27th,
^ there should be little need to call
on relief agencies for help next
winter, it is believed.
The home demonstration agent is
being paid out of relief funds with
the assistance of the extension di-
vi.-iion at Ral‘igh.
was rated highest and that a tyran-! pa|>ers in criminal actions arising
nical form of government resulted j out of such use of the county
when a special group was allowed
to burden tlie government.
The speaker was introduced by
H. H. Morehou.se, program chair
man for the (lay.
The meeting was opened with
(Continued on page lour)
bloodhound or bloodhounds.
“Sec. 2. That the appointment
of such special police officer shall
be in the discr-Tion of the com
missioners of Wilkes county and
may be revoked by them, and a
(Contin led on page four)
coimry commenceiient held
AT WILKESBORO ON SATURDAY
Tlie annual cciinty-wide com-1 pastor of North ilkestioro
inencemeiit aas held in the Wil-1-Methodist church. In the course
tcesboro high school audiloriiiro j of his splendid message. Rev. Mr.
Saturday and brought to an end j Arnihnist paid a beautiful eulogy
the echool year for all the rural to the superintendent of schools,
schools of the county. i Mr. Wright, and in tribute to the
Prof. C. C. Wright, venerable ] venerable official, the audience
county superintendent who re-'stood at the request of Mr. Arm-
tires at the end of liis present'brust in silence for 30 seconds,
term in July, was master of cere-; Following the address, ad-
monies and called the moeting to 'journmenl was taken until after
order at 10:30 o'clock. The de-jthe luncheon hour,
votional service was conducted ! Class exercises in which a
by Kev. Seymour Taylor, pastor j number of the seventh grade stu-
of Wilkesboro -Methodist church. I dents took part were held imnie-
The feaiurc of the morning! diately following the noon hour,
program was an inspiring ad-' A feature was a play given by
dress by Rev. .1. H. Armbriisl, i (Continued on page eight)
State Convention Evangelistic
Clubs To Be Held Here Next Year
Legion Auxiliary Sponsors
“Poppy Day" For Aid of
Man Struck On
Given 33 Scoutersj Head With Bat
Gitv Is SeVected At Annual
Some of the listers began work
today, while others begin their
The assessors will work with the
listers and those who seek a re
valuation must list with the listers
rather than wait until the listing
is closed, Mr. Walls saM. Those
who list iater at the courthouse
will be unable to obtain any ad
justment, he pointed out ‘
The dates for the various town
ships were announced as follows:
N. T. Jarvis, lister.
Cranberry schoolhouse, May 15.
Shepherd’s garage. May 16.
Dellaplane schoolhouse. May 17.
Lee Martin’s old store. May 18.
G. H- Walker, lister.
Dates not furnished.
Ed Eller, lister.
Boomer: Greer’s store, May 15.
M- G. Parson’s store. May 16.
Goshen postoffice. May 17.
A. M. Walsh’s residence, May 18.
A. D. Steele’s residence, May 19.
Boomer: Greer’s store, May 22-
M. G. Parson’s store. May 23.
Boomer: Greer’s store, May 24.
J. J. Hendren, lister.
E. B. Hendren’s Mill, May 8.
M. L. Hendren’s store. May 9.
J. F. Barnett’s store, May 10.
New Hope church. May 11.
Gilreath postoffice, May 12.
Edwards No- 1
Ted Lyon, lister.
Maple Springs school. May 29.
Macedonia church. May 30.
Ronda, May 3l and June 1.
Edwards No. 2
J. Q. Burcham. lister.
Plea.sant Home school. May 22.
Shepherd’s Cross-Roads, May 23.
Boss Blackburn’s store, May 24.
Ed Parks’ store. May 25-
White Plains church. May 26.
Roaring River, May 27.
Edwards No. 3
Rev. L. B. Murray, lister.
J. A. West’s home. May 8-
Benham. May 9-
W. W. Darnell’s store. May 10.
Pleasant Hill school, May 11.
Pleasant Ridge school, May 12.
Li.ster’s home. May 13.
(Continued on page eight)
Two Men and Two Women
Are Arrested On Charge of
Committing Many Thefts
ISHBEL GETS THRILL
Walter Foster, His Mrs.
V«rdie Edminston and
George Parsons ,
QUARTET NOW IN JAIL
Stock of Goods Valued
Several Hundred Dol
Miss Ishbel MacDoald, daugh
ter of the British premier, Ramsay
MacDonald, who accompanied her
father to Washington, both being
White House guests, found her
Washington stay “most interesting
and quite thrilling.”
Today For Mrs.
One of City’s Oldest Residents
Died Sunday Morning
At 7 O’clock
Meeting In Mooresville
..-Wilkes county will ob.serve j I.Hst Program of Training
tkPoppy Day” this y ar on May 27,’ Course Was Held Last
the Saturday before Memorial [ Evening
Day, it has been announced by
Mrs. W. R. Absher chairman of; Ce,rtificates were awarded
Olin Haye.s In Hospital In Se
rious Condition; May
the poppy committee of the Wilkes I thirty-three Si-outera from var
county Unit of the American Lc- sections of the Winston-Sa-
gion Auxiliary. The unit Is inak-,e„, Council. Boy Scouts of Amer-
I (Hill Haynes, 30. of
.Mill.s. i.s ill the Wilkes Hospital j
a serious condition as the re
ing extcnsivfl preparation.s for the Sunday evening at the close
suit of injuries received yester-
ohservance of the day ami is hop- jy,g training course which was afternoon in an altercation
ing for the full cooperation of all progres.s two week-ends. The j during a liasehall game. He is re-
other organizations and individu certificates were awarded by j ported to have quai reled with
ala- . Scout Executive W. K. Vaughn-j (juipcy .Myers who is alleged to
Memorial poppie.s. to be worn in of Winston-Salem. 1 have struck liim on the head
honor of the World War di ad, will Hofdiiia their final program j with a baseball hat.
be made available to everyone in First Baptist church, the- Haynes was knocked uncon-
I the city by volunteer workers from scouters heard a splendid serm-j sclmi.s, but regained conscioiis-
Aiuciliary Unit. Organization pastor. Rev. Eugene i upss after being brought to the
;the workers is going luiwa.u ^ impressive service
Tnpidly under Mrs. Absher’s d'-held.
Inction and the Unit expects to, course began on the week-
have its “poppy girh.” in all parts, 23, and was re-
Ipf the down town di.stnct through- ^ „ ,j, g (j Saturday, continuing
the day. The flow?rs for the^j^^^^^gj^ evening,
have been ordered from Oteeni ^ resoluton praising District
lospital where th^ h^e ibecn,g^^^^^ Commissioner C. S. Coffey,
le by disabled World War '^■^jthe city and others wuo helped
toS. . , , , i to make the cour.se a success was
‘Poppy Day is the day for
lal tribute to the men who lost ^ ^ j appreciation
rir lives in the country s service., ^ wagoner
irs. Absher explained. It is a
ly when -11 can show that they
ill remember and honor the Mc-j receiving certificates
jees made y t war'certifying that they had com-
Amenca ^ the Scout course were as
jis, and that they are carrying' f
for America in time of peace. wilkesboro-Rev. J. H.
hospital. Although his condition
is regarded as serious, it is
thought that he will recover un
less complications develop.
The annual convetjtion of the j
State Evangelistic Club will be;
in North Wilkesboro next year, j
Selection or this city as the meet- I
ing place was made yesterday at |
Halls! the state convention In Moores-j
'Phe meeting of representa
tives from evangelistic clubs of
the state began Saturday and
ended yesterday afternoon.
R. C. Bunch, of Statesville,
was elected president. Other of
ficers elected were R. B. Price,
of Rutherfordton, vice president,
and V. E. Lackey, of Statesville,
secretary and treasurer.
More than 1,000 people attend
ed the service Sunday afternoon
at First Presbyterian church and
! heard Boyd W. Hargraves, of
I Chattanooga, Tenn., former na-
I tional officer of the organization.
; His subject was “Personal Evan-
Wilkes Gets 50
Instead of 46
Places For Boys
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Sebas-1 gellsm.” Those vho heard him
tian, of th"" Mulberry section, an-1 considered his address as one of
nounce the birth of a son, Sher-1 the most inspirational they had
man, Jr., on May 5. I (Continued or back page)
iWilkes county will place 60
instead of 46 in the forest
camps, Mrs. G. G. Foster, coun
ty superinbendent of i»iblic
welfare, was advised Thursday
in a letter from the governor’s
office ■'of relief. An error had
bren made in figuring the allot
ment for Wilkes.
The young men, none of
whom has yet been' called, must
furnish themselv's with the ne
cessary supplies before they go
away. Listed as necessary are
a toothbrush, tooth paste, comb
and brush, safety razor, shaving
soap, small mirror and a sew
ing kit consisting of scis.sors,
thread, needles, pins and an as
sortment, of buttons.
A total of 305 applications for
forest jobs had been made at
the welfare office Saturday.
WAS BELOVED WOMAN
A very impressive funeral serv-
Ve was conducted from the resi
dence this afternoon at 2 o’clock
for Mrs. Sarah E. Smithey. a mem
ber of one of Wilkes county’s pio
neer families, who died .yesterday
morning at 7 o’clock. The last
rites were in charge of Rev. Eu
gene Olive, pastor of the First
Bapti.st church, a.ssisted by Rev. J.
H. Armbrust and Rev. C. W. Rob
A quartet composed of Dr. P. J.
Bramc, D. E. Ell-dge. Mrs. Tal
Barnes and Mrs. C. S. Sink sang
“Asleep in Jesus’ and “How Firm
a Foundation,’ two favorite hymns
of Mrs. Smithey, at the service.
The floral offerings were beau
tiful and profuse, attesting to the
high esteem in which Mrs. Smith
ey was held in this city and else-
Two men and two women were
arrested Thursday by Sheriff W.
B. Somers and his deputies on
charges of committing a series of
robberies in various sections of
the county during the past few
At the time of their arrest,
stolen goods the value of which
amounted to sever.al hundred dol
lars, was found and taken in
charge by the officers.
The four arrested were ,Walter
Foster and his wife, Florence, Mrs-
■Verdie Edminston and George
Parsons, all of whom live in the
Buck community. They are now
in the county jail at Wilkesboro.
A clue pointing to Foster as one
of the robbers was obtained by the
officer.'^ and Sheriff Somers and
Deputy Sheriff P. V. Turner made
the investigation. It was report
ed that some of the stolen goods
was stored at the home of Mrs.
Edminston and a search of her
home disclosed an unusually large
stock. As the officers were load
ing the goods in their car, Poster
came up the road in the direction
of the hou.se, but turned when he
saw them. Deputy Turner gave
chase and placed him.,^under ar
Going through the Foster home,
the officers found still more loot,
consisting of cigars, bed linen,
automobile tires, di.shes and almost
every conceivable type of merchan
dise. In the basement they located
73 keys which F'est^r a’nd his .as
sociates are believed to have used
in gaining entrance to stores and
Later in the day a considerable
(|uantity of loot was located at the
The stolen goods was gathered
up and brought to the county jail
for distribution Friday. A part of
the loot was identified as that
taken from the summer cottages of
Mrs. N. C. Boren and Mrs. C. E.
Leak, of Greensboro, Mrs. J. W.
White, of Wilkesboro, and Mrs. J.
E. Spainhour, of thi.s city, on the
Brushy Mountain. Bed linen,
blankets, dishes and numerous oth
er articles were stolen from the
cottages a few weeks ago. *
Dr. W. R. Triplett, w?li known
physician who resides near Pur-
lear, identified six new automobile
tires which were taken from an
outbuilding on Wednesday night,
but 1200 pounds of meat which had
Following the service, interment' be^n taken from him could not be
was made in Mountain Park! found.
cemetery in Wilke.«boro.
Active pallbearers were; Dr.
F. C. Hubbard, P. E. Brown. E.
O. Woodie, J. B. Srfyder, J. B.
Rhodes, Major Shumate. Ser-
.sjeant I. E. Valentine and R. E.
Honorary pallbearers were: S.
V. Tomlinson, J. L. Sprinkle, C.
M. Tevepaugh, E. .M. Blackburn,
L. Bumgarner, A. W. Greene, T.
S- Miller, W. A. Stroud, Dewey
Parker, J. T. Prevette, Ralph
j Duncan, Joe Pearson, I. .M. My-
! ers, Carl Bumgarper, R. E. Se-
(Continued on page eight)
Wants Names of
C. Chaplin,' Winston-Sa
lem, Seeks Names For
His Records !
J. V- Whittington, of Reddies
River, recognized a part of the loot
as that taken from his store a short
time ago. Mr. Whittington lost
approximately $400 worth of mer
chandise in two robberies.
J. M. Beshears, merchant of
Cricket, found only a small quan
tity of the merchandise stolen
from his store. His loss was be
tween $400 and $600.
When the parties known to have
lost in recent robberi's had identi
fied their own goods, there was
still a large portion of the loot un
claimed. The opinion is that mem
bers of the quartet had committed
many other thefts and that other
robberies will be charged against
them when others come in and
identify their property.
Capture of the quartet was one
of the biggest round-ups of thieves
made in some time and may put
an end to some of the bold thievery
which has been going on.
poppy Armbrust. J. Q. Adams. H. F.
A means honor for the d‘>ad ^ ^ ^ ^
will be asked for therCoKey, A. G. f-'nley. M. P. Hunt.
merim LeP"" Auxiliary pop-1 R- 9' ““f®’ r „ ReavlT** '
’The Auxiliary wants every-'”- Wagoner, K. H. Keavis.
e to Po7py and to coLl Wilkesboro-T. E. Story and
ihnto for the flower according to j R- V. Day.
* MB. AU contributions will! Winston-Salem—T. M. Dixon,
u-n for reUef work among the | S. T. Jones, R. L. King, J. C.
iblod veterans and their famil-j Kesler, Melville Prongay and J.
the Salk the money goingl.*- Colson,
support the reUef activitlc's ofi Greensboro—H. W. Johnstop.
Amriltory Unit among! Burlington-Lon 0. Turner.
fytlu. in tiiia e^.” I (Continued on page eight)
.A;--: .■ . ■
MAYOR ROUSSEAU PROCLAIMS NEXT WEEK AS
“CLEAN UP WEEK” FOR NORTH WILKESBORO
To the Citizens of North Wilkes
The week of May 15-20, inclu
sive, has been designated as
“Clean Up M’eek,” and we hope
that every citizen of North
Wilkesboro will join in making
this more than a mere gesture
toward civic improvement. 'The
tourist season will soon be here
and it should be the desire of
every property owner and citi-
zenf to make our town the (lean
est and moat attractive in North
Carolina. ■ ■ -
The beat advertiaemenC for. a
town ia data atreata, claan va
cant lots, clean places of busi
ness and clean residences. With
everybody joining in this clean
up movement, it will not be dif
ficult for us to have a town
which, from the standpoint of
cleanliness, will rank with the
best in the state.
All rubbish should be placed
in convenient places in the al
leys behind business concerns
and homes so that the town
trucks may gather it m and
earry it away.' There wlU^be no
charge for tUa service.
.. We, want to amie tke dti-
zm" that tin majror^aiMi' the
co-operation of every person in
this movement and we pledge
our own efforts toward this
All citizens desiring work on
their premises during “Clean Up
Week” should get hi touch with
Rev. J. H. Armbrust, welfare
May we again remind that a
home and property owners will
result in our town more
attractiva and we - tmat that
-“Clean Up Week’.’ will be prodae-
tive of |gcdlart icmHs.
-Tows foe a sanitary .towa, '
All World war veterans who,
were members of the 81st Divis- j
ion are asked to send their names i
to A. C. Chaplin, ,Winston-Salem,
in care of the Hin-'-Bagby Co.
The names and addresses of the
former division members are
wanted so that invitations to a re-,
union to be held July’2, 1934, may
be sent them.
Wilk”s county veterans are re
quested to send in their names at
Reunion On Wednesday
•The few remaining veterans
of that great conflict between
the states will hold their annual
littk'effort “on the part of alF= reunion in Wilkesboro Wednes
day. Following the assembling of
the veterans about-’tO: 3 O', a
program will be given and at
noon the Wilkes Conpty copter
of the Uaited Uaofhtsra^^^^^
town board sppreci^ tlw. J> A..10pPfll(Ali»-'llayse.^p* .them.
List City Taxes
May 22nd To 27th
City Clerk W. P. KeUy Is List
er; Pn^rty Owners
Askeb To List
City Clerk W. P. Kelly has an
nounced that listing of city prop
erty will begin on May 22 and
continue through May 27.-
Property owners are asked to
Uke note of these dates and make
arrangements to list during’ .fiiis
It is very important Uifd every
one list and save the troiiMe'^ of a
recheck and other inconvehiieiuies.
Mr. A. W- Greene, of Boariag
Rhrer, was a biuiriess vUtor to die
mty'Friday, He is the .fotiwr of
’Mn. Dean of ^^nihlMfbro»
atnd Mr- Glenn Gmme,