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C Wright, Veteran Wilkes
Died Friday fiigkt
Strickm Suddenly About
Nom Friday and- Died
At Hosfdtal Here
SCHOOL HEAD 34 YEARS
Api^ximately 2,000 People
Attended Last Rit^ At
Prof. C. C. Wright, veteran
Wilkes educator, -died Friday
eTentng at the Wilkes Hospital
here at 7 o’clock from kidney i
trouble and complications.
The former superintendent of
schools was stricken suddenly
about noon and an hour later
was brought to the hospital here.
He was In a state of coma and
never regained consciousness aft
er he was stricken.
For several months he had
suffered severely from a compli
cation of diseases and 'had con
served his strength as much as
possible, especially since his re
tirement as county superinten-
A simple country church fu-1**
neral, attended by between 1.500 I **
and 2,000 friends of Mr. Wright.
'was conducted from
Prospects For CHiening To
Public By First of Sep
tember Are Bright
Wright, who retired re-1
ing 34 years as |
county schoo^system, was claim-
EdgeXd ed by death Friday evening^
Boys Leave For
Baptist church Sunday afternoon
at 2 o’clock. Rev. Atwell Watts,
pastor of Edgewood church. Dr.
B. B. Dougherty, president of Ap
palachian State Teachers Col
lege, Boone, and a life-long
friend of the Wilkes educator,
and Attorney Hugh A. Cranor,
of Wllkeshoro. an intimate per-1 A*
sonal friend, participated in the | To Be At Fort
service For Two Weeks of
In attendance at the final | Physical Training
rites were hundreds of teachers rpin A V~ MORNING
who had taught in the schools of! LEFT I-TtlUAY MUKINIINU
Wilkes during Mr. Wright’s long
tenure of office as county super
intendent, many leaders in the |
edncational field from various j
'parts of the state and hundreds |
of Mr.. Wright’s friends in this
“IfSft'hfsTrlS. the body was; they wiU weeks of
The Yadkin River bridge here
will probably be completed by
the first of August, it was learn-
I ed yesterday afternoon from ah
j official of the contracting com
The nine spans have already
been poured and workmen are
now engaged in applying the fin
ishing touches. The raliings on
I either side will be poured in the
' next few days.
In the meantime, the fill
across the bottom Is being con
structed as rapidly as possible.'
! The steam shovel now engaged
on the job is cutting through the
hill on the Wilkesboro side of the
Both jobs are being pushed to
completion and prospects are
bright for opening the bridge to
the public, possibly in September.
The till extends from the
brid.ge to a point near Forester’s
Nu-Way Service Station. After it
is finished, hardsurfacing will
begin and this Is expected to
take some time.
One of London's most thrilling
pastimes each season la to select
the most beautiful an 1 loveliest
dej)utante. This season the un
animous award went to Mis
Phyllis Salt, daughter of Lon
don's air defense commander.
Sixteen Places Allowed In
stead of Eight Places That
; Sixteen Wilkes county boys left
i Fridav tor Fort Bragg where
Labor Union To
Meeting Tq Be -Held Here
At Amory; Officers Miy
Eight school districts have
been set up In Wilkes county by
the state school commission, it
was learned following a meet
ing of that body in Raleigh last
Each district is built around a
standard high school and is
composed of sub-districts. The
eight districts are as follows:
Millers Creek, Mt. Pleasant, Hon
da, Roaring River, Wilkesboro,
Mountain 'View, Trapbill and the
territory adjacent to the North
■Wilkesboro administrative unit
whose students attend North Wil
kesboro high school.
Prof. C. B. Eller, county super
intendent of schools, stated this
By afternoon that the school com^
mittees would be named as soon
as the number of teachers allot-
ted the county is announced by
FUNERAL HELD SUNDAY the state department. The ap-
w 111 probably be
Joel Minton Dies
From Injunes At
Saw Mill Friday
Local Citizen Is Struck
Plank At Mill On
A meeting of the North Wll
keshoro union of the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners will be held Thursday
After the service, tne ooay was — ! evening, July 20, at the armory
Interred in the family cemetery intensive physical training before ■ it was learned this morning
near the grave of Mr. Wright’s | being sent to ope of the civilian !
daughter. Mary Dori. M right, i conservation
Vho died about 20 years ago.
Pallbearers were Carey Gla.ss.
(t-. I'anoearers were v-uic;-
ij. R. Laws, Luther Moore. Frank
here Friday morning and
boys underwent a rigid phy-
Clifford Moore, Gurney Robinett, j the
Stafford. S. C. Stewart and Mont | steal examination.
! Sixteen places were allowed
Flowerbearers were the ladies j Wilkes instead of the eight places
^'right’s Sunday school; originally expected.
! These sixteen make a total of
was announced at the 8erv-,66 Wilkes boys in the conserva-
ice through Rev. Mr. Watts that | tlon camps.
H. Lovette, president of
camps. ! the newly organized union.
An army officer and physician The meeting is to begin at 8
o’clock and will be attended bv
the two hundred or more mem
bers which-have been secured.
Officers of the union may be
Installed at the meeting, Mr.
Lovette said. The charter has
not been delivered to the
union, but is expected to
here by the last of the week.
all friends of Mr. Wright present' Those leaving Friday were:
at the service were considered by Bryant Johnson, Houston Pain-
the family as honorary pallbear-. ter. Turner Foster. Cleo Coltrane,
, Geo. St. John, Howard Johnson,
The veteran educator’s death; How-ard Wingler, Otis Byrd, Cy-
oame just 23 days after he re- | rus Wiles. Monroe Brooks, Arnold
tired as county superintendent of I M. Stamper, Fred Miles, Turner
Bchpols, after having served I Lenderman, Robert Nicholson.
■V^Ukes county in that capacity Hill Henry Joinese and Woodrow
Joel S. Minton, a well known
resident of tbis efty, died at the
Wilkes Hospital Friday night at
11 o’clock from injuries sustain
ed Friday afternoon when he
was struck by a plank while at
work at his saw mill in the Hunt
ing Creek section.
Mr. Minton was struck on the
side and died from the shock
produced by the blow.
The deceased was 56 years oW.
* He is survived by his wife and
the following children: Mrs.
Chester Welch, of High Point;
E. R., Arvllle, Ennis, Lola, 'Val
ue. Annie Belle, Major. Lessie
and Guy Minton, all of this city.
An impressive funeral service,
attended by an immense con
course of people, was held at
Pleasant Grove Baptist church at
Buck Sunday morning at 11
o’clock by Rev. L. B. Murray.
Interment followed in the church
for 34 years. .At the time of his
ntlrement, Mr. Wright said that
he expected to spend the re
mainder of his days in the quiet
(Continued on page fourj
Support In Move
Buses Will Be
Routed August 7
Question One For Jury
Topeka, Kansas, July 13.—
The Kansas supreme court ruled
local ■ question whether
l)g|3.2 per cent beer is intoxicating
and consequently in violation of
the state’s prohibition laws is
one of fact tor the judge or jury
sitting as trier of facts to pass
Help To Be Given
Only Upon Advice .
Of Relief Worker repeal VOTE certain
IN 35 STATES IN 1933
Further Aid Until Case
AVorker Investigates, It
Board of Education Will Des
ignate Routes On First
. Eearfution Is Drawn Up By
Committee Appointed By
WKHES MOVE SUCCESS
School buses will be routed for
the coming year at the meeting
of the board of education on Au
gust 7, Prof. Chelsie B. Eller,
county superintendent. stated
After the routes are designated,
bids will be received on the con
tract routes where county buses
are not used. Prof. Eller said
Bids will not be asked for until
after the first Monday.
Family of Twelve
Has Had No
■nie Wilkes County Bar Associa
tion is officially on record as
„Qiq>orting the Wilkes Citizens
Aflsoeiation in the move against
trime *nd for better law observ
ance in county.
Ralph G. Bingham, chairman of
the committee appointed by the ^
bar association at its recent m»et- MarriaSf^S
ing to draw up a resolution back- i
, ing the citizens group, made pub- j
lie the resolution Saturday. Fol-1
lowing is the resolution: j
..aWhereas, there has recently j
been organized in Wilkes county a j
*Xfltisans’ Association for the pre-
• i^tinn of crime, and that said/SS-
fociation in meeting assembled
recommended the teaching of
crime prcv«>tion in the schools and
diurchM and other organiaatioM
of Wilkes county, and has in addi
The family of Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. W- SLJohn, who reside
on “E” Street, opposite the
North Wilkesboro high school
building, is probably unique.
There are twelve members
of the family, Mr. and Mrs. St.
John being the parents of ten
children, elgiit girls and two
boys. 'Their ages range be
tween 4 and 24 years.
The family bad never had a
Announcement was made this
morning from the office of the
county welfare officer that no
further aid will be allowed any
family until an Investigation has
been made by the county case
The limited funds available for
relief work has caused the state
to put into effect stricter regula
tions and hereafter no aid will
be allowed until each case is
investigated by the case worker.
Those who have been calling
at the office for help for others
will not be able to obtain It un
til the Investigation is made
Washington, July 14—A decla
ration that Texas would join the
list of states voting to expel pro
hibition from the constitution
was made to President Roosevelt
today by former Governor “Jim”
Almost simultaneously Gover
nor Dave Sholtz, of Florida, was
arranging for a special election
to be held in his state on repeal
This brought to 36 states—one
less than the total necessary to
complete ratification of a consti
tutional amendment—the num
ber in which ballots already have
been assured for this year.
Sixteen states already have
voted to ratify the repeal amend-
pointments will probably
made at a meeting of the county
board of education the first of
next week. Prof. Eller said.
J. F, Sturdhrant
Dies In Virginia
Father of Messrs A. A. and
W. K. Sturdivant, of
Taylorsville Bank Reopens}
Is the Only One In County |
The Merchants and Farmers Repeal Issue August 19
Bank of Taylorsville, closed by
the national banking holiday,
opened with restrictions Thurs
day afternoon. J. B. Robinette is
president and T. C. Barnes cash
ier of the Institution, which is
tlie only bank in Alexander coun
Jefferson City, Mo., July 16.
Gov. Guy B. Park announces that
Missouri’s election of delegates
to a constitutional convention to
act on ratification of the propos-
(fe 21st amendment will be held
August 19. 'The convention will
be held on August 29.
LW.WorreUKiUed At 11A.M.
Today In Auto Accident At Cycle
AT WilKeS cuuuvy* s*»*» — ♦ -
^ Mcommended that the county death or a marriage and none
have inora courts In order te try
the law violators and promote
, niij- detennination of civil and
^whniBnl cases, .*■ .
vhereas, Wilkes County
(Copttaued on page eight)
of th« children has lived or
boarded away from home. Is
there another family of this
sbe -with a record that equals
it? The family to believed to be
in that rMpect. '
I. W. WorreU, a resident of
the Cycle community, was kill
ed about 11 o’clock thiS-- Mon
day) morning in an automo
bile accident which occurred
at a creek near the Wilkee-
The car plunged from the
bridge. acroM the creek and
Mr. WoiTOll was probably kill
ed instantly. He was alone at
the time - the accident took'
place and the canse of tLe
wreck was not known. He was
dead when the body was re
moved from the wreckage.
Mr. Worrell was a native of
Virginia, coming here from
Carol county. He was 40 yean
Surviving him are his' wife
and several children.
He was a vdteran at the
Worid War and ha# made
J. P. Sturdivant, father of
Messrs. A. A.'’and W. K. Sturdi
vant, of this city, died Thursday
evening at 9 o’clock at his home
near Independence, Va., follow
ing a short Illness.
Mr. Sturdivant was a prominent
fanner and cattleman and was held
in high esteem in his community
and wherever he was known. His
career was marked with usefulness
and service to his fellowman.
He was 71 years of age.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Mae Trent Sturdivant, two daugh
ters and seven sons as follows:
R. M. Sturdivant, of Hochem,
Wash.; E. R. and F. L. Sturdi
vant, of Akron, Ohio; W. L.
Sturdivant, Mrs. T. K. Morton
and Mrs. E. H. Wingate, of In-
dependeu'je, Va.; D. P. Sturdi
vant, of Sparta, and A. A. and
W. K. Sturdivant, of North Wil
'The funeral service was con
ducted at Pleasant Grove church
near Independence Saturday morn
ing at 11 o’clock. Those attending
from here were Mr. and Mrs. W.
K. Sturdivant, Mr. and Mrs. A.
A. Sturdivant and children, Mr.
and Mrs. J- C. Reins and daughter,
Elizabeth Gordon Reins, Rev and
Mrs. Eugene Olive, J. H. Rector,
C. A. Canter, C- F. Canter, Joe
Canter, Mrs. W. E. Linney, Mrs.
Helen Cashion, Misses Manie Brew
er and Mae Bryant.
Otto H. Kahn, senior partner
of Kuhn, Loeb and company,
whose testliuony before the sen
ate Investigating committee re
vealed that no income taxes were
paid by him for the years 1930
’31 and ’32.
High Placed On
School Authorities Advised of
New Rating By A. B.
Combs, of Raleigh
RATING IS CONDITIONAL
The Council on Secondary Edu
cation has voted to add Roaring
River to the list of accredited
schools. Prof. C. M. Cook, prin
cipal of the school, and Cbunty
Superintendent C. B. Eller were
advised last week by A. B.
Combs, of the associate division
of Instructional service.
Effective July 1, Rdarlng River
became an accredited high school
in Group 2, Class B.
Mr. Combs stated in his letter
to the school men that the rat
ing was conditional and would
not be continued If adequate
building facilities are not pro
With the addition of Roaring
River to the accredited list,
Wilkes county has ^even stand
ard high schools, not including
North Wilkesboro, which is ope
rated as a city administrative
unit. They are: Wilkesboro,
Millers Creek, Mountain View,
Trap.hlll, Mt. Pleasant. Honda and
At Camp Jackson
Lijft Saturday Afternoon For
Two Weeks of Intensive
New York Is Broke
New York, July 13.—The city,
financially embarrassed, today
appealed to the state and federal
governments for funds for unem-
.ployment relief and public works.
Governor Herbert H. Lehman was
asked by the board of estimates
to 'call a special session of the
legislature to increase the city’s
revenues several million dollars
to finance home and work unem-
Vestal To Conduct
Revival Here Soon
Smiling and happy despite the
two weeks of intensive training
before them, members of Com
pany “A,” lOSth Engineers of
the National Guard, boarded the
train here Saturday afternoon
for Columbia, S. C.
They will be stationed at
Camp Jackson where the guards
men have been in camp tor the
past several summers.
Captain Ralph. R. Reins is In
command of the company, being
assisted by First Lieutenant Ed
mund P. Robinson and. Second
Lieutenant Wllllara Staley.
Summer School At
Elkin On Saturday
One of President Rooeevett's
Civilian Conservation ca^iptf will
be located in Wilkes countTi- ft
was learned definitely 'the laifet
part of last week when th*,leaso ^
for a camp site between-Pnrloar-—^
and Parsonsville was signed Sind
forwarded to government offid-^
Only formal approval is neces-.',^
sary. It was learned’ from T.. A.
Finley, county forest warden,
who was active In the movement
to -secure one of the camps.
The camp site was approved
last week by army officers who
came to the county to look over
The camp win be located on
the property of Dewey Tates
near Jones Creek on the Purlear-
Parsonsvllle rmd. Seven atres'
was leased for this purpose.
Two hundred young men will
be put to work In the near. fO"
ture, it is understood. In; , tke_a
mountain section adjacent to thS^ ‘
camp. y ■
Mr. Finley said he. undpietqpd.
that the government- officials
would formally sign the lease,
this week and retum'-lt to -the
It is believed that work will
be started immediately and that
a contingent of the camp boys
will be sent ahead to erect build
ings and do necessary work pre
liminary tq opening np the camp.
Dr. Highsmith Is
Coming August 8
Will Hold Conference With Prin
cipals of Ail Schools
In the County i
Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, stats
inspector of schools, will come to
Wilkes to hold a conference with
principals of all the elementary
and high schools of the county-
on Tuesdsy, August 8, it was an
The new school law and other
important matters relative to the .
operation of^the schools next year
will be disciBsed by pr. ]pgh>
smith. All principals will be re
quired to attend the conference.
It will be held in Wilkesboro.
Board of Education Will
Receive Six Car*' of*CoaI
The county board bf education
will receive six carloads"of coal
for I distribution | among the
schools of the county within the
next few days. The job of un
loading and transporting the coal,
to the various points will- be, tog"
to the low bidder and tbo^ In-:
terested are requested to get in
touch with County Superinten
Stone To Go To
Friday, July 21
Widely Known Evangelist
Conduct Tent Revival Dur
Second Term Of Catawba Col
lege Summer School To
Registration for the second
term of Catawba College Sum
mer School, Division at EnUn,
will take place ^turday, July
B. H. Vestal, widely
known evangelist, -wlH conduct a
tent revival In this city, begin
ning August b) he announced
while in the city this afternoon.
At the present time, the evan
gelist is holding a serjes of serv
ices at Elkin. The Elkin revival
will close July 30.
The tent will then be brought
here for the August meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. L. O. CaJd-^U
and .'.children and Mr. and Mrs.;
W. H. Clafk and son, Hubert, of
this city, spent Sunday in Greuw
22, from nine to one o’clock, ac
cording to a teacher who is at
tending the present summer
The courses to be offered In
the second term are Industrial
Teaching Geography, American, , wn* fho
History, Classroom Management,. .v
' w .a «dM«sn (ilA Iti wlhA
The Negro In American Life, and
American Contemporary Short
Arts, Materials and Methods inj^'
Instructions In the first term'
will be retained lor the' second
term. All courses wfil both,
college and professional credit.
J. S. Stevens^, of Porte
t, III N ^
miMK Knob, Rm% lK’.»pent.a,too^torB
•* Ite the oRT'oij buslii^ Ifliljjr.,
Governor Has Not Yet Made
Known His Deci^oirDi
Wilkes Man's Uase O -
DATE^JS SET BY' LAW
For the second time within two
months, Bryant Stone, convicted
slayer of his son-in-law, WUyno
Norman, faces death in'tbe elec
Failure of the governor to act^
on the appeal for a commutation
of the sentence within 30 days I
from the date first set for execu
tion of the Wilkes man aalo
matically get Friday, July kl.j
the date. Unless another'
prive Is grantlbd; Biyant
will have the unenviable
man to die In the
of Wilkes has
"since. James Byerw
Counsel for the
sate his. Hie.
commutation of ;