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xxvn, NO. 49
Published Mondbyt and Thursdays
B^er Times Are
Seen By Fu^t of
Observance of “Clean-Up
Week” Began Today
R. G. Finley Makes Predic-,
tion In Address Before
Local Lions Club '
MRS. ABSHER ENDORSED
Nhmed For Election At i
First June Meeting
A prediction that business will
All this week is being ob
served iu North Wilkesboro as
“t'lean-l'p Week.” Mayor J,
A. Rousseau In a proclamation
issued a week ago called upon
the citizens to join In making
the city more attractive by
cleaning up and getting rid of
rubbisli and waste.
During the week town
(rucks will gather up waste
left in the alleys and a special
effort for a cleaner and more
attractive city Mi reaiuested.
School Term of
Nine Months 1$
Poppy Day Proclamation
Final Passage of Measure To
day Will End Session of
be booming by the first of Sep
tember was made by R. G. Pinley,
prominent local business man, in
an address before the Lions club
The prediction followed a dis
cussion of the action of the Uni
ted States in going off the gold
standard. During the course of
his address, Mr. Finley talked at
length on the five points in the
inflation bill spt«isored by Presi
The meeting was held at Hotel
Wilkes. Watson Brame and
Henry Moore were in charge of
Other features of t!ie program
included four numbers by mem
bers ol'the high school glee cliili
under the direction of Miss Ellen
Robinson. These incUifiecl a vocal
solo by Julian Grissom, a violin
solo by Grace Grissom, a piano
solo by Rebecca Brame and a
vocal trio by Vonnie \alentine,
Rebecca Bram,' ami Virginia Har
ris. Ail the numbers were given
in a very pleasing manner.
A nominating committee was
named to name caiulidates (or the
annual election of officers which
taktc "place the first meeting in
June. Tlie committee is compos
ed of Dr. J. II. Mc.Veill. Attorney
Buford T. Henderson and Henry
Lion Ivey Moore gave a report
ofAhe regional meeting which
w& held in Mooresvillo bn Tlinrs-
day evening. May 4.
The club gave unanimons en
dorsement of Mrs. W. K. .-tti-
sher's candidacy for president of
the North Carolina ileparlment
ofc the American Legion Auxili-
indorsement was also given to
■‘Poppy Day” which will be held
on Saturday. May 27, by the
Guests of the club were Dr. H.
P. Elasom, of State Sanitarium,
who was here in the T. B. clinic
last week, W. J. .Allen. Spencer
Richardson and Ed .Allen.
Rev. J.M. Hayes to
School Population of One
Thousand Is Necessary
Raleigh, May 12.—The legis
lature today agreed to allow a
nine months school term—In
Wilkes Man Accepts Call To
Church at Beckley,
Lexington.,May 11.—Rev. Jas.
I M. Hayes, popular pastor of the
j First Baptist church here for the
I past five and a half years, last
night submitted his formal resig
nation to the local congregation
and announced that he had ac
cepted a call to the Baptist church
of Itecktey, \V. Va., which ex-
' tended him a call three weeks |
ago. Mr. Hayes expects to occn-1
py the Beckley pulpit on the first j
Sunday in June. ,
j The Berkley church, only Bap
tist cliurch in that city of about !
Iti.uipo, including suhnrhs, has
an enrolled membershii) of about '
l.r.'tm and owns a chnrcli plant
valued three yeius ago at $250.-'
Mr. Hayes, a native of Wilkes ^
connty and broSlier of Feileral
Judge Johnson J. Hayes, gradu
ated at AVake Forest, practiced
law for a few months and enter
ed the ministry 10 years a.go. He
was for tliree and a half years
pastor of the Elkin church hV-
(ore coming here.
Mrs. C. F. Brethol Is
Farm Club Speaker
Pores Knob I.ady Speak.s To
Large Audience At
Franklin Circle To
Meet Tuesday Night
The Franklin Circle of the
Methodist church will meet with
fiilrs. A. W. Horton tomorrow
(Tuesday) evening at 8 o'clock.
Members are requested to be
Mrs. C. F. Brethol. of Pore.s ,
Knob, delivered a splendid ad
dress at a meeting of the Farm
^Improvement club at Dennyville
I last Wednesday evening. .A crowd
j which filled the schcolhouse to
I capacity heard tue address.
' Contrasting city life with rural
ilifp. Mrs. Brethol told the raem-
I hers of the farm club that they
I were in many wa.vs fortunate.
I Mrs. Brethol is a former resident
of Now York city, but has made
^ her home at I’ores Knob for a
i number of years.
Mrs. Brethol advised her au
dience to make the best of what
they liave and be content.
! County Agent A. G. Hendren
attended tlie meeting.
I solvent counties and towns wher®
' the voters approve and paved the
j way for the end of the session
Both houses adopted the con
ferees’ report on the school ma
chinery bill, the final obstacle In
way of sine die adjournment, this
afternoon. The house, which won
most of the points at Issue, ap
proved the compromise with a
roar of "ayes.” That vote was al
most the last important one on
Rut over in the .senate, where
the report was adopted 27 to 14
it must he re-adopted Monday.
As the report allows certain le
vies the senate originally disap
proved. the report is a three-day
The coinproniisp. which Is al-1
mo.st certain to become the school i
law for the next two years, in-;
eludes tlie folhr.ving major pro-1
(tt \ statewide eight months!
school term to cost $ 1 fi.OOU.OOtt. j
( 2) All special and charter j
school districts are abolished and 1
the schools are divided into coun
ty ami town units, the latter be-]
ing required to have 1,000 stn-1
Cl) In counties or in town
units with a school population of
1.000 cliildren or over, the state
standard may be supplemented
and the state term increased one
month if the imople vote to do
it and the state and local school
(4) The fiscal affairs of the
schools are to be in the hands of
a state school commission coni-
po.sed of the state superinten
dent of education and 11 citizens,
appointed one from each addi
(.5) Rural units other than
counties may not supplement
the state school term or standard,
except that those schools now
levying a special tax for voca
tional instruction may continue
to do so.
((Jl Rural school authoritieB.
with the approval of the state,
Commission, may increase schools
hours or run a six-day school
week in order to do eight months
work in six.
riaturday, May 27, was
de.>bniated as “Poppy Day*’ In
North WllkMboro- In a procla
mation issued today by Mayor
J. A. Rousseau. The procla
mation calls upon all citizens
of the city to observe the day
by wearing the American
IvCgion and American Legion
Auxiliary poppy in memory of
the AVorld war dead. The proc
“AVhereas, In the great
crisis of the World war the
young men of North Wilkes
boro offered their services to
our country with an exalted
spliit of patriotism, nninbers
of them sacrificed their lives
in that service;
“And, whereas, the same ex
alted spirit of patriotism is
needel today for the service
of our country in its peace
“Therefore, I, .J. A. Rons-
seau, mayor of the city of
North Wilkeslwro, urge all
citizens to recall the spirit of
these gallant dead and. renew
the memory of their high pat
riotic service by wearing of
the Ainerienii I.iegion and
Amerieiiii la'gioii Auxiliary
memorial poppy on .Saturday,
“To that purpose, I do
hereby proclaim Saturday, May
27, I’opp.v Day in the city of
.North Wilkesboro, N. C.
“,l. .\. ROUSSEAU, Mayor.”
Purlear Boy ls '•
Fell On Friday
IN SESSION AT COORTHOflSE
R. M. Church, Jr., Age 10,
Fatally Inured About 4
P. M. Friday
BODY OF BOY CRUSHED
He Was Riding Home From
Trip; Mule Stumbled and
FeU On Him
Five Per Cent Increase Will
Become Effective Here
Notice lias just been receiv-
c‘(i here by officials of the
North Wilkesboro tannerj' of
the Internntiopal Shoe com
pany (hat effective tomorrow
(Tue.sday) there will lie a
wage inerejise of five per rent.
Tlic inerea.se the wages is
effective in all plants and
units of the International Shoe
company, employees of (he
tannery hert- sharing in U. Tlie
news Is partieularly gratifying
and iniliealcs an upward trend
in business generally.
Minstrel To Be
.^Three Hundred School Children
Were Exammed During April By
The County Health Department
Aged Resident of
Buck Died Sunday
Wilkesboro Group to Present
Minstrel Show On City
At 8 P. M.
R. M. Church, Jr., ten-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Church,
of Purelar, was fatally injured
Friday afternoon about 4 o'clock
when the mule on which he was
riding stumbled and fell, pinning
him beneath the hwvy animal.
His body and head was badly
crushed and death came at the
Wilkes hospital here at 8:46 Fri
The accident occurred near New
Hope Baptist church. The boy and
has 15-year-old brother, Hunter,
were returning from a visit to
their grrandfather, who lives about
three miles away, and were with
in a few hundred yards of their
home. Hunter, who was riding
another mule, was near the young
er brother when the mule fell.
The child was born December
The funeral service was con
ducted in the presence of an im
mense concourse of people Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at New
Hope Baptist church with Rev.
Finley C- Watts and Rev. Avery
M- Church in charge. Interment
took place in the church cemetery.
Besides his father and mother,
surviving are .six brothers, Gwyn,
Russell, Clyde, Wake, Ray and
Hunter, and one sister, Pauline.
Judge Johnson J. Hayes
Presiding; Many bi
65 CASES ON THE DOCKET.
District Attorney and His As*
sistants Arrive To Be
A term of federal court con
vened at the county courthoiue
Announcement of the engage
ment of Dorothea von Salvlati to
the eldest son of the former
Crown Prince Wilhelm of Ger
many brought forth a protest of
displeasure from the former
Kaiser at Doom.
in Wilkesboro this diornlng with
Judge Johnson J. Hayes, of
Greensboro, presiding. The court
was moved from the federal
building to the connty court
room to accommodate the large
crowd which was present.
Approximately 65 cases are on
the docket for trial, but the
docket is expected to be much
larger by reason of the work of
the grand Jury.
In aittendance from the fed
eral building in Greensboro are
District Attorney J. R. McCrary,
Assistant District Attorneys Jo
seph T. Allen, Thomas C. Carter
and Miss Edith Haworth. Miss
Ruth Robbins, of the district at
torney’s office. R. L. Blaylock,
clerk of court. Deputy Marshal
B. Frank Millikan and Miss Ad-
die Morris, of the marshal's of
Many witnesses from Ashe, Al-
leghany and Watauga are In
Smathers, pastor of! Wilkesboro today attending the
M. T. Smathers
To Preach Here
Pbrmer Pastor Will Occupy
Methodist Church Pulpit
Died On Friday
C. Wright Had Charge of
Program; Meeting Well
Rev. Seymour Taylor, pastor
of Wilkesboro Methodist church,
delivered the address at the regu
lar weekly luncheon meeting of
the Kiwanis club Friday at Hotel
Speaking on the subject. “’I'he
Negative Type of Living,” the
Wilkesboro minister contrasted
a negative life with a positive
life. He pointed out that there
are people who live in the past,
standing upon the achievements
and name of their ancestors.
There are still others, he said,
who live in the future, always
telling of what they plan and
hope to do. Both are negative
Rev. M. T,
t h e Broad Street Methodist' court,
church, Statesville, and a former
pastor of the local churclj will
be the preacher at the morning
service next Sunday in the North
Wilkesboro Methodist church.
This announcement will be of in-1
terest throughout the city as Mr. ,
Smathers was a very popular! Grove Citizen on Sutur-
pastor while here. |
Rev. J. H. Armbnist, the pre.s-'
ent pastor, will be at Mountain
Park Institute at that time de
livering the baccalaureate serm
Funeral Held For Walnut
Martin Caudill, well known citi
zen of Walnut Grove township,
was claimed by death Friday and
the funeral service was conducted
from Walnut Grove church Satur-
Mr. Smathers will be happy to j jay afternoon at 2 o’clock with
see his former parishioners and I Rev. T. E. Blevins in charge. Mr.
friends at the service next Sun
Penney Manager Back
Home From Convention
Wade H. Clark, manager of
the local J. C. Penney Company
store, returned Friday night
from Charlotte where he had
'been attending a convention of
Penney store managers, and buy
ing fall merchandise for his store.
While in Charlotte .Mr. Clark
Caudill was 59 years of age.
The following children survive:
Faraon, Harrison, Marvin, John.
Clarence and Troy Caudill: Mrs.
Edna Brooks, Mrs. Bessie Hart,
Mrs. Fifie Pruitt and Alice Can-
Series of Services Opened
Night At Hinshaw
A series of revival services at
was in contact with officials of j Hin.shaw Street Baptist church
Mrs. Mary Jane Foster, Age
93, Buried Today At Pil
types. The positive type, he said.
The Athletic Association (rf the those who do things and do
The address was heard with
much interest. The speaker was
iintrodueed by Prof. C. C. Wright,
county superintendent of schools,
was program chairman tor
The ‘‘good news” of- the day
Monthly Report of Dr. A. J.
Eller Showed Much Work
j K\f*nsion FoiNvster To fiOok Over:
Three hundred sehoo' children j
' were examined by Dr. A. J. Eller, ! Graeber. extension for- |
4 >7..- t pstpf of State oolleRe. will be in*
county health ofneer. and Mrs. 1
county health ofneer. and Mrs. ! ^ ^ * u i I
^ ^ VI 4. the oountv tomorrow to cheek up
fiertha Bell, county health nurse. ' v.. • j
^ * r\»i fr\v.iiof thinnintr ri «m rtnet ra f In no
. , . ion forest thinnin.g demonstrations I
during the month of April. ,
‘ TCI 'on the farms of J. M. German at i
The monthly report of Dr. El-1 r. v, „ ^ .
,1. » Boon'er and Bob Byrd of near
■hows that the department; « . » ,
^ - ■ .Roaring River. County Agent I
.A. G. Hendren received notice of'
his intended visit several days ]
very active during the month
Ha looking after the healtn of
'Tlie following is taken from Dr.
i^’The activitie.s for this month
^g^clally for the first half was
[pent In taking care of the coun-
f Indigent cases of sickness over
he connty as well as the Jail,
he connty home and tuberculos-
Mrs. Mary Jane Fo.ster. of
Buck, one of the oldest residents
of the county, was claimed by
death Sunday afternoon at 4:30
o'clock. She was born December
10. 1.838. being 93 years, 5
months and 4 days of age.
The funeral service was con
ducted to’day 'Monday afternoon
at 2:30 at Pilgrihi Baptist church
with Rev. I. C. Woodruff in
charge. The service was .largely
One dau.ghter. Mrs. Myra Jane
Church, of Congo, and one son.
T. A. Gregory Dies
1 3. P. Foster, of Buck, survive.
city schools will sponsor the ap
pearance of the Wilkesboro mins
trel shew in the school auditorium
Thursday evening at 8-o’clock.
“.Scufhe Town Ebony Review.”
is the titl'’ of the minstrel and has j
24 members in the ca.st. It is the
same minstrel which was present
ed so successfully at Wilkeftboro a
short time ago-
String music, tap dancing and
other features are offered as add
cl part of the proceeds will go
to the ' local athletic association
and a part will go to the Wilkes
boro school physical education
At the time the minctrel was
given in Wilkesboro, those who
saw it were high in their praise of
the performance and a large crowd
is expected for the show Thurs
the J. C. Penney Company's New
York office, and he states that
it is tjie opinion of these men
who are well postel on coudi-
tious that better business is sure
ly on the way.
Mr. Clark expressed himself
opened auspiciously last night with
a large crowd in attendance. Rev.
W. N. Hayes, pastor, is doing the
It was announced that services
will be held each evening at 8
o’clock. There will be no day serv-
as highly pleased with the pros-; ices.
pects for summer and fall trad-j The public is cordially invited to
C. L. SAMS COMING
was brought by C. O. McNeill, of
the Coca-Cola Bottling company,
who read newspaper clippings
telling of increased payrolls and
increased wages in milta and in
dustrial plants over the country.
Secretary T. E. Story read a
letter from the Woman’s club
asking Kiwanians to co-operate
in “Clean-iT;P Week.” The cluib
voted to help in every way pos
sible In this movement.
Prof. T. E. Story had as his
guest Prof. J. L. A. Bumgarner,
of Wilkesboro Route 1, and J. R.
Hix had as his guesjl L. G.
Bowles, of otalesville.
Clinic For Pre-School Children
To Be Conducted In City School
Tomorrow; Ninety-five Register
, H. Finley Is Injured
Sunday Near City
Clinic Will Begin Tuesday
Morning at 9:30; Will Ex
] A clinic for children of pre-
Mrs. J. H. Finley, of this city, | ggg conducted In
,was painfully Injured Sunday the city school here tomorrow
afternoon when the car in which
she was riding with her son, C.
■M. Finley, and daughter. Miss
Mary Finley, was struck near W.
(Tuesday), beginning at 9:30 z,
m., by Dr. .\. J. Eller, county
health officer, and' Mrs.i Bertha
Bell, county health nurse.
Every prospective entrant In
E. Gaither’s on the Boone Trail the school next fall should b«
Resident of Somers Township;
Pas.sed .-Away Thursday '
I Funeral services were conduct-
I ed Saturday mornins at H o'clock
for Thomas A. Gregoiy, of Soni-
•*We also **sd our small G. U. ers township, who was claimed
Jlnlc to take care of. Also the , by death Thursday. The service
Idvertlslng of the T. B. Clinic was held at Shady Grove church
looking up tuberculosis sus-; with Rev. Marshal Wright in
^ The last part of the charge. He was 63 years of age.
I^th was devoted to pre-school - Surviving are two daughters.
In the graded schools of: Mrs. A. L. Coleman, and Mrs.
i^toanty and starting a vaccl-' Quincy Jolnes, and three sons,
ing campaign in these schools Floyd. Parks and M. D. Gregory.
-diphtheria, typhoid fever and j
y J J. E. Spainhour Returns
Fwe examined over 300 school ^ From Buying Trip North
^ Iren We attended the State. Mr. J. E. Spainhour, prominent
Postoffice May 31
Instructions Are Received
From Po.stal Department
Health association at' merchant of the city, returned
„pril 17 to 19. I Saturday from a week’s buying
we are to have two trip to New York. White there
Mr. Spainhour selected the latest
styles in resdy-to-weai, shoes,
etc. for the Spainhour group of
stores whlck are operated In this
secUott of the state.
adult T. B. Clinic begln-
May loL Also I plan to
„ to (he mldwlves as well
^aaotaale for diphtheria, ty-
tover and amallpox.**
Notice was received last week
from the postoffice department at
Washington that the office at
Knottville will be discontinued,
effective May 31.
Postmaster R. E. Walters was
notified to handle the mail ad
dressed to Knottville at the North
The abolishment of many minor
postoffices is understood to be con
templated in the administration’s
C. L. .Sams, bee specialist of
State college, will make a visit to
Wilkes on May 30, County Agent
A. G. Hendren has been advised.
Mr. Sams will work with Mr.
Hendren during his stay in the
GRANGE TO MEET
Mr. 'Vaughn Jennings, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jennipga, of
Pores Knob, has returned home
from Louisbnrg, N, C„ where
has been teaching.
A meeting of Wilkes Pomona
Grange will be held at the court
house In Wilkesboro tomorrow
(Tuesday) evening at 7:30
o’clock,. Representatives from
all the subordinate granges In
the'county are expected to attend.
The organization has been do
ing some splendid work in the
connty during the past year gad
membns have^ shown mnch
the actlTltlM of
brought to the school to be ex-
:'by an automobile driven by
! Woodrow Elliott. Sfie suffered anjemined so that physiiml defects
injury to the chest. Other occu- may be ascertained and remedied
f| I If I pants of the two cars were un-| before the child enters school.
Dr00d6r nOUSC, injured. I statistics show that there are
The Eriiott car Is reported to I
to l , ui-i. than in any other grade in school
have been traveling at a high, ^ , ,= ^
! rate of speed and struck the
Finley car despite Mr. Finley’s
attempt to avoid a collision by
2,000 Chicks Are Burned
Death On Champion Poul
A large brooder house on the
Champion Poultry farm at Cham
pion was destroyed by fire early
Thursday morning, burning to
death approximately 2,000 small
The origin of the fire was un
known, although it was thought
that it started from the furnace.
The total loss was estimated at
Very little insurance was car
T. 0. Minton is proprietor of
the Champion Ponl^ farm.
and this is largely due to the
physical condition of the child.
It has been pointed out that
a child which Is forced to repeat
pulling to the extreme right side . • v j.
® 'a grade Is apt to become dls-
■'MiM LizxiB Hlsle and Mri.-
C. ,#moot. of,this cltT,
week-end in 'Cknriotte 'yrltb , .
M. Pound. ia the
I daughter of Smoot
of the highway. It was said. Both
cars were practically demolish
The midweek service at the
Methodist church on Wednesday
8 p. m. will be under the plan
ning of the Activities Commit
tee of the Board of Stewards.
Special music will feature the
program. The public is cordial
ly'Invited to attend. >-
conraged and thus develop a dts-
taste for school.
The Parent-Teacher ■ Asseol-,
atlop Is sponsoring this ' spring'
Tound-up of prospective - pupils
In co-operation with the school
authorities and the county health
department. - .. - ^
The children will lie ^xaminediV'
for defects of the eyes, > ears^
throat, teeth, chest, and. jbsaft.
'..aniweB Clara Caudill and Bel-
vn_ mihy, of this city, toft Sat-j Health «ithorlt>«i
Vaccinations against . diphtlnA^^!^^
and smallpox will be given th '
children whose .gnvhnta. ..aiHWly.-