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50 OUT OP THE STAT%2
Cr^ Chnrch Sunday
An Otttsibnding Success
Citizens’ . Body Is
Of Strong Backing
Captain Percy W.
Foote Is Principal
.'Speaker of the Day
■y of This Old Church
In Paper By Miss
Mattie E. Sale
... E. Linney and Rev.
N- T. Jarvis Are Among thv\
Lodges, Churches, Civic Or
ganizations and Individ
uals Backing It
PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED
Merchants Will Meet At Gty
plan For Ad&|
Sales Tax After
First To Come
County Commissioner Anxi
ous For Complete Co-ope
ration During Court
The sesquicentennial at Brier
Creek Baptist church, 16 miles
east of the Wilkeshoros, Sunday,
June 25, was quite largely at
tended, and a complete success.
Though it wa.s necessary to make
some changes in the tentative
program outlined, the various
numbers and the entire day were
^11 of even greater interest than
could have been anticipated.
One interesting tact to be noted
in connection with the celebra
tion of its loOth anniversary, is
that Brier Creek is the oldest
surviving Baptist church planted
in all the territory now embraced
in the counties of Wilkes. Yad- .
kin. Surry, .\she, raldwell, Wa-
tau^. Alleghany, .•Vle.vander. Ire
dell, and some other western ,
After the singularly felicitous
words of welcome, spoken by I
Rev. X. T. Jarvis, pastor of the
,^church. Rev. J. B. Kay gave the
appropriate scripture reading
from Revelation, describing the
L-auties of the future home in
leaven; and pra.t-er was offered
I, 'wRev, A. T. Pardue. venerable
Because of the startling facts HEARING HELD TUESDAY
it pointed out. about the anti
quity. influence. a;.d colorful
narrative of the organization,
the history of Brier Creek
church, written and read by Miss
Mattie E. -Sale, made an evtraor-,.
dinary appeal. Miss Sale, through : Tuesday afternoon following a
her father s T7 rears as a mem-. Preliminary hearing before J. C
her of Brier Creek and 47 as a 1 Wallace, justice of the peace, at
clerk, and her own constant at- offices here,
tendance there .since her birth I At the conclusion of the state's
and for more than 60 years, has | evidence, Attorney J. H. Whick-
been enabled to keep in closer er. counsel tor the defendant,
touch with the records of the moved tor a judgment as of non
iMany pledges of support in
their movement looking toward
stricter law enforcement and bet
ter law observance are being re
ceived by officers of the Wilkes
County Citizens Association, it
was learned yesterQuy.
A number of churches, at
least one civic organization and
one or more lodges have gone on
record as solidly behind the as
The board of county commis
sioners has given Us support by
calling upon the governor for a
special term of court tor the
purpose of removing some of
the ca.ses from the criminal dock
in commenting upon the court,
X. B. Smithey, chairman of the
count.v board, stated Tuesday
' fleneral Hugh S. Johnson, ad-i that ‘‘We have secured the court
Iministrator of the Federal Indus-'and lawyers, court olf.c.als and
.trial Act. at bis desk in Com- everyone connected with the
merce headquarters at Washing- court should co-operate to the
ton. where he .started the whc.dslcnd that the courts business may
rurning in our new industrial handled "'ith greatest dis-
i patch possible.'
Herman Handy fsl^tr^Buriai
Freed In Hobart' Assertion Here
C- W. Robinson
celebrated his elghty-flftb
birthday Sunday by occupy
ing the pulpit of North
Wilkes boro l*resbyterlan
church, of which he has
been pastor for thlrty-eiglht
years. He came here soon
after the local church was
organized and has been the
only pastor of the church.
He has been engaged in
the ministry for 55 years
and Is known throughout
the state. Robinson churcii
near Charlotte was named
in his honor.
Despite his 85 years, Rev.
Mr. Robinson Is physically
active and alert and hls
mind retains Us youthful
vigor. As someone has said,
he has truly grown old
Merchants Are Required 'Bf,
Law To Pass Tax On To ?:
SEEK UNIFORM METHH>
Meeting Will Be Hdd Hdsy'
Evening At 7 O’etodt;-' -
Want All Merchaoits
Merchants of the
meet at the city hall this evenlnc
(Thursday) at 7 o’clock Jor the
purpose of discussing a uniform
method of adding the salee tpx
to the price of merchantltoe, It
; was announced yesterdhylv ■ ,,
j Under the law, merchants are vf
' required to pass the sales tax of
.three per cent on to the conram-
I er. Failure to do so will ImrHw
prosecution, the state law clat^* ^
fying violation of this provisibn
Myers Death Casej'
ssociiition 1.S Under Bond Of
S5.000 To Carry Oul .\H
Of ft.s By-Caws
Motion of Coun.sd For De-' -p|,p formation of the Reins-'
fendant To Dismis.s the _siurdivant Burial As.sofiation
Charges Sustained ' was announced today by Reins-
Sturdivant, Inc., local undertak-
Jurors For Special Term of Court Are
Drawn At Meeting of the County Board
I as a misdemeanor,
i The sales tax will be discuaaod *
I at length this evening and Ip
der that some general agreomeirt-.,!
may be reached, every merchallt r
has been asked to attend.
It is undrstood that a plgS it
under consideration wherel^
j prices, except when increases arb
necessary to take^care of the ad
vance in commodity prices, will
remain the same and the thr^
per cent will be added to the time
j of the purchase by figitriite th*.
I cost of each article or theVdtal
' amount of the purchases anf(
then adding three per cent,
I Small Items, costfng around 1ft
cents, under the plan whlck may
be adopted, wotild npt be taxed..
The sales taij must be added Ott
and after Saturday, July '
Herman Handy, young man of
the Halls Mills section, - nwier
arrest in connection with the
. death of Hobart Myers, of the
was set free
Copies of the by-laws are now j
ready for distribution and may |
be obtained by calling at
place of business. i
“To quite a number of our!
friends we are only fulfilling aj
church than has anyone else.
The relatively brief lecture de
scribing the “Growth of tlie Bap-
tists “ delivered in a pleasing
manner by Rev. X. T. Jarvis, re
vealed intensive research, and
was a most vivid chronicle of the
progress of this denomination
and the underlying cau.ses of
Recreating the atmospltere of
the period two years after the,
Revolutionary War, in which ^
Brier Creek was established. Kev. '
W. E. I.inuey limned dramatic.
pictures of tlie history and strug-,
gles of the Baptist and of the
exponents of religious freedom,
and traced some of the diaholi
cal persecution which tvas for- .
merly perpetrated in the name of
forget and re-
!suit. The motion was allowed.
Handy was in company with
Myers when Myers was fatally in
jured in an automobile accident
on the evening of June 10. Evi-
d'ence disclosed that .Myers was
driving the autombltile and that
Handy was in no way responsible
for the accident.
State D. A. R, To
Erect Marker On
promise that we would form an
organization of this kind when,
and only when, the laws of j
North Carolina were so adjusted
that they would have some pro
tection for the money entrusted
to U8,“ Mr. W. K. Sturdivant,
president of Reins-Sturdivant. j
Inc., stated. The new association j
carries a bond of $5,000 as a |
guarantee to every member that,
the by-iaws will be carried out j
in their eiitircly. The secretary |
is bonded for $1.0oo. I
Memberships from Wilkes and I
adjoining counties will he ac
cepted provided the applicants'
Officers School To Be
Held First Day Court
In coiiiplianre with a re
quest of the Institute of Gov
ernment, Solicitor Juhn B.
.lones is asking all enforce
ment officers and judges of
inferior courf.s to meed witli
■Judge G. Vernon t’owper and
himself at the county court-
hou.se in WilkesbOro on July
at 1 p. m.
Those requested to be pres
ent arc the^ sheriff’s deputies,
constables, police officers,
justices of the peace and the
nelfare officer. The meeting
will take the form of a school,
i Instruct ions being offered in
the duties of these officials.
Solicitor Jones announced
the meeting Tuesday.
Commissioners Met Tuesday
Afternoon At Courthouse
To Draw Jurors
TERM BEGINS JULY 24TH;
Juror.s for the two weeks j
special term of Superior court,
which is to convene on July 24,
drawn Tuesday afternoon
are in sound healt!. and ar ,
tween the ages of one and ">5. ; ^ *LL* 117*11
Anyone interested in. joining 1 ^ VjnDuUl TflU
invited to call at the associations
office for a copy of the by-laws
' and for a full explanation of the
State Officers Here Monday
To Confer With Local Peo
ple About Plans
religion- I-€*st we --
turn to similar tortures and bar-| PLAN 2 OTHER MARKERS
bariety. he offered three effec-
live remedies. state Regent, Mr.s. II. O. Steel,
ing the course o \.ain«t
hrought an indictment against | . ,,
th^ present system of education
for not making more prominent
in histories the names of John
Robinson, who led the pilgrims
to Leyden. Holland, and finally
■Iji the Mayflower to the “New
World"; and of Christmas Ivans,
a’ Welshman who was the most
powerful preacher since St, Paul,
was said by many hearers to have :
heed the most powerful to which
’ the audience had ever listened.
(Continued on page four) ,
tee, and .Mrs. Eugene Davis spent
Monday in the city, conferring
with Judge and Mrs. T. B. Fin
ley and .Miss Lucy Finley, Regent
of Rendezvous Mountain Chap
ter, D. A. K., about thb erection
of bronze markers on the Ren
dezvous Mountain and on the
two main highways on either side
of the mountain.
These markers are very hand-
.some, and will be unveiled dur
ing the summer or autumn.
Company “A” To
Camp July 15th
Guard WiU Go To Camp
Jackson This Year
M > f t mmm
Speak To Kiwanis
I at a special meeting of the board
lot county commissioners with
j Mrs. W. A. Stroud, assistant
I clerk of Superior court, and Old
I Wiles, chief deputy sheriff,
i Judge G. V. Cowper has been
I assigned to preside at the court.
Only criminal cases will come
up for trial.
j Following is a list of the jur-
^ .Mrst Week
I G. T. Cooper, Ed Crysel, Wll-
, lie Gilliamf Charlie Faw, T. O.
j Hayes, Paul Byrd, J. M. Hutch
ison, B. c| Price. Joe Green Jr,
I Barney Jordan, J. W. Neal; W.
X. Minton, Zack Yale, D. E.
Treadaway, J. S. Steele, C. ?.
Foster, C. L. Walsh, P. E. Chur h.
Fourth Of July To Be
Ob>erved Quietly Here
Independence Day will be
observed quietly in North
Wilkesboro with practically
all business hou.ses closel and
no formal celebration of the
day. It Is expected to be a day
featured by motor trips and
For sport fans^ the six teams
of the Wilkes County Base
ball League will play three
games, one at North WUkes-
boro, one at Wilkesboro and
one at Millers Creek. The
game l>etween Wilkesboro and
North Wilkesboro here is ex
pected to attract quite a large
Changes To Take,
Sales Tax Gdes.On First Time
Wilkes Bar Held
In State’s History; Post"
age Lower v
Besides being the first da^ of
a new fiscal year, Saturday, Joly
1, will be a memorable one In
North Carolina for it will mark
the first time in the history of
the state that a sales tax Is a
part of the sate system, of,wve-
I nue. It means that three per ckijt
iwill be added to the price of all \
' Another change of interest will
be the reduction of one cent on
local or drop letters. No change
will be imade, however, in the
postage rate on letters going to
post offices other than in the
one at which they are mailed.
; W. B. Money, M. R. Cook, R. D. j
Episcopal Minister of Win
ston-Salem To Be Here
For Luncheon Friday
Nichols, Wiley Johnson, A. G. '
Poster, W. E. Gaither, Cecil Mill
er, Columbus Wells, W. R. Han
dy. Bret Cothren, D. L. Absher,
iJ. Lee Edsil, Jas. F. Mastln, T. J.
Wood, L. Chap Ferguson, J. F
Solicitor Jones and Eugene
Trivette To Prepare Cal
endar For Court
Fruit Growers To
Meet On Saturday
Company “A”. 105th Engi
neers of the North Carolina Na
tional Guard, will entrain July
15 for their annual 15-day so
journ .at camp, it ’ was learned
Tuesday from Captain Ralph R.
The local company will go to
Camp Jackson, located near Co
lumbia. S. C.. this year.
.\lthough for economy reasons,
the appropriation for national
guard companies has been great
ly reduced, the local company
still has 61 men enlisted and all
I of these are expected to go to
camp this year.
Dr. Robert E. Gribbin,
‘ V\'UOU, U. A/na.p reiguauu, u. *•
of St. Paul's Eipiscopal church, yf p Billings, Theopolis
National^of Winston-Salem, will deliver Yale, W. C. Walsh, W. L. Church,
the address at the regular lunch-|T. J. Bishop, Calvin Saunders, J.
eon program of the Kiwanis Club | Wyatt,
at Hotel Wilkes here tomorrow! ^
(Friday). ; R. L. Wooten, E. R. Eller, Joe F.
elation held i
County Bar Asso-
meeting at the
Wilkes Gets Three
Delegates To Meet
Dr. P J. Braine, Mrs. A. E.
Spainhower .\nd F. J. McDuf
fie to M. E. Conference
Two Wilkes county Methodists
were elected delegates to the x®"
ntial conference at the Mt. Airy
courthouse yesterday afternoon district' conference of the Meth-
The Winston-Salem minister I Hayes, R. C. Meadows,
Donations previously, reported: |
Williams, Jl.ftO;-Mayor J. *
I Arrangements To Be Made
I At Meeting For the An
Rousseau, $1.00; A. fi. John-1 meeting of the Brushy
ston, $l.ftft; Carlyle ilngle, $1-00; Kjountain Fruit Growers Associ-
L. R. Fisher, $1.00; -James M. ! atlon will be held at the conrt-
Anderson, $1.00; W. M. Morrt-jhouse in Wilkesboro Saturday
son, $1.00; L. A. Harris, $1.00; ' afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, ac-
Ralph Duncan, $1.00; S. V. Tom-j cording to an announcement
'llnson, $1.00; I. E.' Pearson,
Frank L. Smith, of Cleveland,
Tenn., $2.ft0. '
t' ^riff W. B. Somers, $6.00.
' J.iH. R^r. 60 Oents. -
& 4U|rtirn»t^ fl-OO.
Mrs. C. F. Breth-
Arranperaents for the annual
picnic this year will be made and
topics of Interest to the growers
discussed. All members are urged
to attend and non-mOmbers, Is-
teMsted in fruit growing, are
Spanish War Vets
To Meet Saturday
delivered the commencement ad-1 Lockhart. A. S. Lowe, • C. V.
dress at the North Wilkesboro! Davis, Hamp Woodie, Chas. P.
, I Brock, W. L. Myers, S. R. Laws.
schools a few ^ ' Spencer Elledge, E. S. Staley, L.
known as a IM. Hawkins, James R. Adams. L.
er. He comes John i M. Nicholson. U. G. Matherly, J.
the invitation of SoHcltor John | Nichols,
R. Jones who is scheduled to waiier orowu.
and authorized Solicitor John R.
Jones and Eugene Trivette, pres
ident of the association, to pre
pare the calendar for the special
term of criminal court which
convenes July 24.
odist church in Jefferson Monday
and Tuesday. ’
Dr. P. J. Brame and Mrs. A.
E. Spainhower. members of the
local church, and Attorney P. J.
McDuffie, of .Wilkesboro,- weirt
the three named. Seventeen dele
gates compose the district’s rep-
A committee, composed of
Ralph G. Bingham, W. H. Me-' resentation at the annual confer-
Elwee and J. M. Brown, was ap-j ence.
pointed to draft a resolution set- j The district conference at Jet
ting forth the position of the as- ferson was largely' attended and
sociation with reference to the! was a pronounced success, those
have charge of the program.
Open House Party
Jesse F. Darnell, J.
J, T. Vannoy.
Wilkes iCouny Citizens Associa
tion movement. On the whole,
the bar is very favorable to tli
program, it is understood.
o XIT* C I iCity Board Not
bcott 10 dpeak j To Meet Tuesday
At Grange Meet
Invited 'Po Baptist
Mrs. Eugene Olive and mem
bers of the Ladies Aid Society of i
attending from Wilkes reported.
Menibei* Of Camp 13 And All
Other Veterans Of That
War Are Invited
Spanish-American war veter
ans will meet Saturday, July 1,
at the courthouse in Wilkesboro
at 2 p. m., U. A. Miller, adjutant
of Camp 13, announced yester
All veterans, whether mem
bers of the camp or not, are re
quested to attend,, Mr. Miller
stated, since very Important bus
iness af'feeyng all- reterang- la
schedilled' come -'■' before ^ the
the First Baptist church have ar
ranged' for an "open house” party
nt the Baptist parsonage this
(Thursday) evening between 8
and 10 p. m.
Members of all denominations
and the public generally are in
vited to attend. The parsonage
was recently remodeled and re
painted and is now very attrac
tive. The "opejt house” tonight
will be In the nature of a get-
State Master To Address Po
mona Grange Members
Regular Meeting Is Postponed
W’eek On .Account Of Na
The board of city commission-
will not hold the regular
A special meeting of Wilkes
Pomona Grange at ^ the court
house in Wilkesboro Wednesday,
July 5, will be add'ressed by
State Master Carr Scott, of Haw
A North Wilkesboro and ^ Millers
Creek will clash ,ln a''*baaflball
at the fairgrounds h^at
1:30 this (TharadsTj jtterBoon.^
An announcement to this ef
fect was maide yesterday by
County Agent A. O,, Hendren
who Is a leader In^ Grange aotl-
yities' In the.,connty.
TTie meeting will begin' at 8 p.
mi*’All Grange’’members are re-
quelled to attend' and hear 7
monthly meeting on Tuesday due
to the fact that this Is a national
holiday, Mayor J. A. Rousseau
announced last night. The meet
ing will he held the following
’Tuesday at the usual hour.
Mayor Rousseau stated, how
ever. that If any cltlxen has an
Important,matter which should
be brought to the attention of
the board at once, a speclal.mect-
Ing will be called by iMueslf. In
that bvuBb he should hif, notified
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Alleged Slayer ^
Free Unde^ Bind
Crom Dancy Obtains Release
Under Bond of $2,000 Un- ^
til N«xit Court "
'Crom Dancy, of the
dow community, who Is alleged^
to have shot and killed Noah ;
Brown on the afternoon of June
18, was released from jail under
bond of $2,000 Saturday. '"V
Dancy is saW to have sUted >
that he shot Brown through a ^
mtatake. He had^ Intended, to
shoot Pet Hayes who he claimed
was the leader of a party which
.wf/ engaged In thwWrteg ' rooks
at* the DMicy hon» and otherfiae
thraateuig^ the life and
of hls hone,... g
TM boud'givea Daney hls free
dom until thu special
whicb coumus 01