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VOL. 3CXVU. NO. 59
Published Moneys and Thursdays
Noah Brown Shot and Killed
On Sunday At Hdymeadow;
CromDancyand Others Jailed
of County Organize For
l^ave Been An
Dancy Surrendered To Offi
cers Yesterda) Soon After
FOUR MEN WITH BRQWN
Pat, Harlow and Roscoe Hayes
and Herman Hall
Merchants of City Will
Oose Thursday Afternoon
Under an agreement reach
ed a few days ago, merchants
of the city will close their
stores every Thursday after
noon until further notice. Tlie
businesses which will not
close are garajjts, service sta
tions and restaurants.
.Mercantile firms, whole fiale
houses, banks and barber
shops will all be closeel. Doors
will close at 1 p. m. and all
people having business with
local firms are asked to take
note of this arrangement.
W.J. Bason Named
At Asheville Meet
While several hundred citizens
were organizing for a drive
against crime yesterday after
noon. the fifth slaying in Wilkes
county within a period of 24 days
took place. !
Noah Brown, an employee of
the fTurner-White Casket cora-i
pany, was shot to death in the
Haymeadow section about eight
miles from here by Crom Dancy,,
a farmer of the same community. |
The shooting took place at the , „
Dancy home which is located on Addresses by A. J. Maxwell,
the Haymeadow road. .state commissioner of revenue;
Brown was shot through the Judge Tam V. Bowie, of West
heart as he sat in an automobile Jefferson, and a round table dis-
in front of the Dancy home, the cussion of the question as to whe-
bullet entering under the arm on ther the merchants of the state
the right'side and lodging in the shoulii contest the sales tax m
skin on the left side. The shot! the courts, will feature the .list
was fired, witnesses said, from annual convention of the North
the door of the house. Dancy, Carolina Merchants Association
opening the screen door just which will be held at the Robert
Eight Members Local Club
Attended Disitict Conven
tion Last Week
BARCLAY IS^ GOVERNOR
G. O. Bagwell Is Lieutenant
Governor of Western Dis
trict of State
wide enough to fire. Brown died
a few minutes after he was shot.
Dancy walked two and a half
miles to the 1 orae of Deputy
J^K^eriff Silas Shumate and sur
rendered. He was brought to il-
kesboro and lodged in jail.
Pat Hayes. Harlow Hayes and
Roscoe Hayes, all brothers, and j
Herman Hall, who were members i
K. Lee Hotel in W'inston-Sal-
em, Monday and Tuesday, June
Slayer of Martin
Hinshaw Gives Up
W. J. Bason, who retires at the
next meeting as president of the
North Wilkesboro Lions Club, was
elected a members of the district
board of directors at the annual
convention of the North Carolina
district of Lions International at
The convention met Thursday
and adjourned Friday evening.
Members of the local club who
attended were W. J. Bason, E. A.
Shook, Jack Brame, H. V. Wago
ner, J. Allen, Ivey Moore, Bus
ter Forester and Bill Absher.
John Barclay, of Wilson, was
elected district governor.
The next meeting place will be
selected at the first session of the
of the Brown party, were also ar
rested. Jim Brooks, the fifth
member of the ill-fated part.v.
who. it is said, is not a resident
of the Haymeadow section, was
•t^l at large this morning.
I Questioned yesterday after-
ncfon, Roscoe Hayes said the five
nr Cl C I new board of directors. New of-
1 0 onerill oomers f>‘;ers go into office jmy is
Herschel Richardson Surren
dered To Officials Thurs
RESIDENT OF TRAPHILL
! dered to Sheriff W. B. Somers and
I fiersnei nicnaruson, aiicgcu
imbers in the Brown party i Martin Hinshaw, surren-
ire on their way to a swimming ■ ' - - -
ind a short distance from the
Other officers elected just be
fore the session closted were G. 0. .
Bagwell, of Charlotte, lieutenant White House Friday to
'ri; . .h? . -He ■ .rr:
fhe sVate. and F. G. Heath, of Ra- was given one of the pens used in
fer, explain their reason for
ipping. He said Dancy had his
•rifle on the porch beside him
'd that after the exchange of a
V Words. Dancy arose, walked 1
Jailer J. B. Sheets Thursday eve
incy home. He could not, bow-'^.^^ officers went to
: the Tvaphill community in search
of him- He was brought to Wilkes
boro ami lodged in jail about 10
o’clock that night.
„ - I Sheriff Somers and Jailer Sheets
jide the door, handling his Si'^|were at the home of Mr.
*a dangerous manner and then Richardson walked
Vned the screen door. .All ex- g^ve himself up. He said he had
(Continued on page five) [seen the officers pass from his hid
ing place in the woods.
I Richardson is 26 years of age
: and is a married man.
Hinshaw. 22, of near Elkin, was
shot and killed near the Holbrook
mill pond Sunday, June 11, about
■cident Took Place Between f p- Richardson who is said
ii! t-A -.J to have done the shooting, had
Doughton Md T P hiding until he surrender-
j, Friday Evening
leigh, lieutenant governor of the
New directors elected were Jos.
Dave, of Asheville. W. M. Fain,
; of Murphy, Luther Martin, of Win
ston-Salem, H. G. Mitchell, of
Statesville, Zack Roberts, of Con
cord, V. J. Ashbaugh, of Durham, Doughton, cashier of the Deposit
Rufus Johnston, of Gastonia, Ben- & Savings Bank, of this city, and
nett Riddle, of Morganton, and W. other relatives from various sec-
J. Bason, of North Wilk-sboro.
The delegates decided to support
President Writes j
Letter To Mother
Of R. L. Doughton
OLDEST OF FIVE GENERATIONS DIES
95th Birthday of Mrs. Rebec
ca Doughton Was Celebrat
CONGRESSMAN PRESENT |
President Roosevelt States
That She Should Be Proud
of Her Son
Washington, June 17.—Repre
sentative Doughton left Wash
ington tonight for Winston-Sal
em, where he will be met tomor
row by his son and driven to his
home at Laurel Springs. DougB-
ton will return to Washington
Tuesday. The purpose of his
week-end visit home is to attend
the birthday celebration tor his
mother. Mrs. Rebecca Doughton
who today was 95 years old.
President Roosevelt and Speak
er Rainey have written letters of
congratulation to Mrs. Doughton
and wished for her many more
happy birthdays. The President
told her that she had a son wh i
was doing a wonderful work iii
Congress tor his country, and she
could well feel proud of him.
Doughton. who is chairman of
the House Ways and Means Com
mittee, will spend most of the
summer and fall in Washington.
He is head of a special commit
tee on taxation which will re
view the whole field of taxes with
a particular view of stopping
holes in the income tax law
which has permitted the rich
man who could hire exp*ert legal
talent to “beat" the government,
passing the burden on to the lit
tle income taxpayer.
The North Carolina solon had
prominent part in the session of
Congress, which has just come
to a close.
He piloted the far-reaching In
dustrial recovery legislation
through the House and was call
ed by President Roosevelt to the
the signing of the measure.
C T. DOUGHTON ATTENDS
FROM NORTH WILKESBORO ested ladies are urged to attend
The reunion of the Doughton
family, *hlch was held yester
day. was attended by C. T.
J. H. Armb^ Itf
Solicitor John ^
Vice Chaimuui; Conlfl^'
tees To Be Named
MASS MEETING SUNDAY
Educational Program Looking
To Better Law Observance
To Be Started
Citizens of Wilkes county yes
terday afternoon oi-j^untTsed for a
war against crime by electing Rev.
J. H. Armbrust, North fVilkesboro
Methodist minister, chairman, and
Solicitor John R. Jones vice vhaii^
man of the oi^anization for law
enforcement and law observance.
Approximately 1,000 citizens
representing all sections of the
county answered the call issued
last week and were in attendance
at the mass meeting which was
held yesterday afternoon at the
county courthouse in Wilkesboro.
The large audience voted almost
unanimously to request the Wilkes
county board of commissioners to
petition the governor of North
Carolina for a term or terms of
court sufficient to clear the Su
perior court criminal docket which
Solicitor Jones said is clogged
with between five and six hundred
cases, including ten or twelve mnr-
The vote on this motion was tak
en after the audience had listened
to impassioned appeals for some
action looking to a successful war
against crime in the county. ^
The mass meeting was called
last week by Solicitor Jones, Rev.
W. C. Meadows, Sheriff W. B.
Somers and W. E. Harris, mayor
Seated on ths right is Mrs. Margaret Clark Wellborn, 97. who.died
Friday at Roaring River. Five generations are snowu in the picture.
these being Mrs. Wellborn and Mrs. L. M. Pharr (seated), and stand- “-•■■--7 , . , • .-4,.
ing Hgh. .0 M., Mr., F, E. Harl,.., Mrs. M.,,.rd M,»„ „d li«.
Miss Rebecca Miller. Mr. Miiler is holding h.s daughter. This photo
graph was made about five years ago.
Great Great Grandmother M^garet
Clark Wellborn Is Taken By Death
W. C. T. U. To Me«t [ Died Friday Evening at Roar-
Thursday Afternoon j ing River; Funeral Was
A meeting of the Woman’s
Christian Temperance Union will
be held at the home of Mrs. C.
D. Coffey, Sr. Thursday after
noon at 3:30 o’clock. All Inter-
WAS 97 YEARS OF AGE
J. F. Armstrong
Killed In Wreck.
Hugh G. Mitchell for internation
al director at the International
convention at St. Louis July 11-14.
Cities inviting the next state
convention are Salisbury, Concord,
Wrightsville Beach and Raleigh.
tions of this and other states.
In addition to letters from
President Roosevelt and Speaker
Rainey, Mrs. Doughton received
a copy of a resolution passed hy
the board of county commission
ers of Rowan congratulating her
upon the occasion of her 95
The Wilson club was given the jjjrthday and eulogizing the work
« 1 . M A A _ - —. — i nr VI _
attendance atvardl the Concord
club the activities award, and Ru
fus JohnsUin received the award
as the best secretary.
I ed to the officers.
'lt)ert Sprinkle. 43, of Elkin,
fatally injured Friday eve-^
phen the car in which he I
ii.s riding crashed into a tree
ptween Doughton and Traphill. Merchants of
(r. Sprinkle was a brother of | During Day
Days’ Are Success
|r. Percy W'. Sprinkle, poptila.'-
:al barber, and was well known
The car in which he was rid-
was operated by his nephew,
A coroner’s inquest which was
Id following the fatal accident
suited in the arrest of the
iver and a woman whose name
s not given out. They are now
jail at Wilkesboro.
The deceased was a son of the
e Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sprinkle.
Is survived by his widow, Mrs.
rtle Hampton Sprinkle; nine
lldren. Thomas, Ralph.
City Kept llu.sy
“North Wilkesboro Days” were
a huge succe.ss, judging from the
volume of business reported by
busine.ss firms of the city.
Saturday was one of the
busie.st days local merchants
have had in several weeks and
the merchants were well pleased
with their sales. The event was
attended by many people from
various rural sections of thf
county and quite a number came
from adjoining counties.
Practically ali the merchants
Dr. Cowles Dies
In Los Angeles
Was Native of Hamptonville,
N- C; Cousin of Hon.
Charles H. Cowles
Dr. Josiah Evans Cowles, a
native of Hamptonville, N. C„
' interviewed this morning stated
hne Samuel. Lee. Jack, Frank''that in their opinion this special
Ille^n and Bobby Sprinkle; e’^ent had been a big suc-
"Ptices on the merchandise at
of Caliiornia; Mrs. c. jij. . a
\Lce. of Yadltlnvllle; Mrs. ! stores were pleasing to the
?ry Hutchinson, of Elkin, and | ««atomers. No appreciable ad-
e^brothers, Charles and Ed-;t’ance has been made locally, but
fcrd SprlnWe. of Johnson City, trUh a rising market and the
ann • Percy w! Sprinkle. ot|aales tax which goes on in July,
orth WllLsboro; > A r t h u r “af^hants will be compelled to
irinkle, of Elkla, and Sam
ikle, of the United States
The funeral service was con-
icted at the home at Elkin Sat-
ly afternoon by Rev. Eph
•tim - - - r-
increase their prices.
Singing Next Sunday
There will be a singing at
Boomer church on Sunday, June
and a first cousin of Hon. Charles
H. Cowles, of Wilkesboro, died
Wednesday of last week at his
home in Los Angeles, Calif., ac
cording to a message received by-
relatives here. He died from an
attack of pneumonia.
The funeral and burial services
were held there Friday.
Dr. Cowles was born at Hamp
tonville May 14, 1855, and was
the son of Josiah Cowles, Sr., and
Mary Evans Cowles. Following
the death of his father. Dr.
Cowles, who Tif&s then a young
man. moved with his mother to
Lenoir and remained there for
some time. His mother was one
of the charter members of St.
Paul’s Episcopal church in Wil
After completing his education
as a physician and surgeon. Dr.
Cowles moved to Loa Angeles
where he established the Pacific
Sanitarium. He enjoyed a lucra
tive practice until his retirement
some time ago.
as, by the Chapmans and others,
followed J’The singing will get under way
at 1 p. m. The public is. Invited.
He Is survived by his wife, who
will continue to make her home
in Los Angeles.
of her son,
The sumptuous dinner which
was served on the grounds was
thoroughly enjoyed by all pres
Service To Honor
Program For Mid-Week
Meeting at Methodist
Rutherfordton Methodist Min
Lster Dies At Hospital Aft
er Auto Wreck
HE HAD SERVED
Mrs. Margaret Clark W'ellborn,
one of the oldest residents of
Wilkes county, died Friday eve-
|ning at 8 o’clock at the home ot
I her daughter. Mrs. P. L. Parks,
of Roaring River. She had been
in poor health for some time, but
did not become seriously ill un
til the first of last week.
I Born April 24. 1836 in Ran-
]dolph county, she was 97 years
' of age. She was the wife of
. Riisha M. Wellborn, who died 33
Since the death of her hus
band. Mrs. Wellborn had made
Raleigh, June 15.—The Rev. J.
Frank Armstrong, 59, a Methodist; her home with her children and
minister of Rutherfordton, died in recent years had lived with
late .today in a hospital here of,
injuries sustained this afternoon Moving to Wilkes from Ran-
in an automobile wreck near Wen-;
dolph county. Mr. and Mrs. Well-
j born were the first members of
' the Wellborn family in this coun
dell, in eastern Wake county.
Armstrong, together with Rev.! ty. They resided on a farm near
Earl Edwards, M'“thod’st minister: Wilkesboro for a number-of years
of Forest City, and Rev, E. C. j and later moved to Wilkesboro
Kalb, Baptist minister of Windsor, and operated the Wellborn Hotel,
were on their way from the latter’s known throughout the state for
home in eastern North Carolina to | jtg deliciously prepared meals
the pastor’s school at Duke ubi-land gracious hospitality. The
versity, when their car collid^ j ^as a favorite with judgc.i.
with the automobile of Rev. S- W. attorneys and traveling
The mid-week service at the
North Wilkesboro Methodist
church on Wednesday at 7:45 p.
m. will be in honor of college
students. All those who have
graduated or are underclassmen
in some college are especially in
vited. The service is for every
body. High school students should
attend since there will be some
thing In the service for them.
Among the speakers will be
Miss Marjorie Faw who will talk
on, “My College.” Dr. Fred C.
Hubbard will talk on “My Pro
fessional College.” Mr. E. L.
Blackman, Jr., will speak om
“Pour Years Out of College.
The pastor will speak on, “Why
Go TO College.” The Scripture
lesson and prayer will he done
by young people.
Parents are expected to bring
their sons and daughters to this
meeting so that they may gather
college idteas. It Is a sure thing
that the trained person has a twt-
ter chance than the untrained
one. ' ■
The servfce will begin at 7:46
and close at 8: SO P- ui.
Oldham, Wendell Baptist minis- ;
taL _ Mrs. Wellborn was a great-
Armstrong, who ^ susta'ned a grandmother, there being
fractured skull and internal hurts, | generations living prior to
inilirpH. ■ 1_ . _ e% t ..4 —
was the only one seriously injured. | death
r»«cr vx.v ^ Ueain.
He died shortly after being brought cjjildren, 23 grandchildren, 27 carne
to the hospital here. Th” others, j ^reat grandchildren and 5 great- world in recent years and his in-
whose injuries were superficial, | grandchildren,
were not admRted to the hospital I ^he surviving children are:
Coroner L. M. Waring, of Wake I
county, early tonight examined the - „ -nni
principalsof the wrek, all of whom River; Mrs. L. M. Pharr Wll-
(Continued on page eight) I (Continued on page eight)
Board of Equalization Is In
Session T^ayfeJ; Wilkesboro
ment asking the people to attend
and help organize.
Solicitor Jones opened the meet
ing yesterday by citing the crime
record of W’ilkes county. In call
ing attention to crime, Solicitor
Jones declared that no citizenship
could ask for more vigorous en
forcement of the laws than the
city and county officers are giving.
As one of the contributing factors
to disregard of the law, he saw
the tendency of leading citizens to
petition for the freedom of con
“It is a great attribute." ne de
clared, “to have great hea^ and
great sympathies, EuYW»6n' good
citizens beg for the liberty and
freedom of men who are seeking
to destroy the sacredness of home
and society, it is high time that
some action be taken.
“I want the churches, the Sun*
day schools, the public schools, the
lodges and other organizations t»
join in this movement and endeav
or to teach a greater respect for
law,” he continued.
T- S. Bryan, grand old man from
the Traphill section, was elected
presiding officer for the meeting
(Continued oii page eight)
Kiwanians He^ f
Famed Lecturer %
S. D. Gordon, of Winst^-Sa^
lem, Delivers Speech on
The North Wilkesboro Kiwanis
club heard S. D. Gordon, famed
lecturer, traveler and religious
writer, at the regular weekly
luncheon Friday at Hotel Wilkes.
Mr. Gordon, who was a guest in
the home of Rev. C. W. Robinson,
spoke on his observations abroad
„ as to the causes and raiftificattons
Survivors include six of the depression- His travels have
— carried him to all parts of the
nie Wilkes county board of
commissioners, composed of N.
Hayes and M. P. Absher, Is in
session today at tiie county
courthouse in Wilkesboro, sit
ting as a board oT equalisation.
In spite of tbei splendid
wortc done by th« l|sters and
board of i assessors, several
cmnplaiBts regaidtag valoatlpB
of land and other 1 property
were not unexpet^sd and these
j wlll be ooBsidered by ^ the
bssed. The bosgd Is
ed to complete its work at one
The board of equalisation
win make the final adjnst-
ni^ts on valuation and fsiliire
to file complaint will bar tax*
payers, from obtaining any re
The board of assessors did
some exeelloDt work, it is stst-
valnlag proper^ ,* this
teresting message revealed the
thoroughness of his observations.
’The luncheon program was in
charge of S. V. TomIinson.“c The
speaker was intfoduesd by Rev. Mr.
Robinson. •• _ ,
Kiwanians stoofl In silence for
I thirty seconds in silent tribute to
the late Rev. J. Prank Armstrong,
a former pastor of the local Meth
odist church and a former mem
ber of the Kiwanis chib, who was
killed Thursday in an automobile
accident near Raleigh.
Guests for the day Included Hiss
Ellen Robinson and her guest, Hiss ,=
Katheryne Kilgore, of 'WiMbip-Sa-
lem. Rev. Matthew GibnosS, Lib
ert Morehouse, A. M. .Laagi t*of
Akron, Ohio._ and A. t. SSby.
In the absence* at. Prof. ■•'T.- B>
Story, who is mmir
mer session of- ^alis
liege, Genio mkhy:
« 'k#* 4^11^. iiainfh
y^ and tbe^bnbaitjr M «hitt iyekrt secreUvy (Sf
comparatively few s4|ws»Kiita iagHin called to sst
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