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mjS^^fT^r^^^AY, AUG. lOj 1933
SO 0U¥ OF THE STA7
2dsh Murder Case
Great Wilkes Fair Will Be *
Held September 19 To 22
Carnival and Other
tions Booked By
START ON NEW FENCE
” To Be
Mailed Out Soon;
The Great Wilkes Fair, annual
attraction for Wilkes and sur
rounding counties, will be heldr;
September 19-20-21-22. W.
McNeill, president and business
manager of the Great Wilkes
Fair Association, announced
The carnival has been booked
and the fireworks display pur
chased. Mr. McNeill said. and
everything is in readiness for the
Premium catalogues will be
mailed out, possibly next week.
Copy for the catalogues has been
placed in the hands of the print
Grocery Stores Are Now
Open 63 Hours Per Week
Effective Tuesday, retail
grocery stores In this city
which have signed the NRA
affreenient, went on a 68-hour
week basis in accordance with
New uniform hours wer,^
agreel upon and these stores
now open at 7:30 a. ni. and
I j clo.se at 6 p. m., except on
■ ’ Saturday when they will re
main open until 0 p. in.
Employees of these stores,
liowcver, will continue to
work only 4« liours per week.
Land For Taxes Is
Ordered By Board
Commissioners Required By
Law To Order Land To Be
Sold For Taxes
Federal Aid In
Relief Work To
Have New Status
BOARD MET TWO DAYS
First Advertisements Appear
Today; To Sell Next
Advertisement of land for de
linquent taxes for the year of
1932 was ordered by the board
of county commissioners Tues^
day and the list of delinquent
taxpayers appears today.
The list will appear for the
next four weeks and sale of the
property will begin on the first
Monday in September.
Under an act of the last Gen
eral Assembly, advertisement In
August is required. Until that
time the law on this point liad
' been interpreted as optional with
' the commissioners.
; The county commissioners
For Special Edition
Arrangements for the pub
lication of The ■ Spirit of
Wilkes magazine issue of The
Journal-Patriot have been
cancelled due to unforeseen
(Ufflcttlties. The magazine is
sue was to have been used ns
an Instrument for the adver-
tistnient of WUkes k)unty
industrial possibilities to con
cerns interested in investing
and locating; in advantageous
It is planiietl to publish the
edition at a later date when
circumstances are more fav
Hale Jones Is Firit Bay
In This Section of State
To Become Eagle Scout
AN EAGLE SCOUT
Story Is Again
Elected Head of
Is Chosen Principal For 10th
Consecutive Time By
ENTIRE FACULTY NAMED
Merchants and business men I Federal Fuads To Be Al- were in session Monday and Tiies-
have been very liberal in donat-1 lowTd Without Levy By 'J®?' passed upon several mat
ing premiums and with the at-1 Wilkes County ' - considerable importance.
tractive premium list, the exhih-1 _ i The county budget for the
its should be larger even than in ' ACTION IS TAKEN | coming year must be completed
past years. i within a tew days and the com-
Workraen w';!! begin to build Federal aid in relief work wi ■ j^jj-sjoners are expected to meet
the new fence around the iair-, be discontinued during the com- j again this week,
grounds this z’eek. Tt will be | j^g year of a county levy to sup-j Alonzo Porter and R. E.
completed as soon as possible. j pigment the federal funds is not i Hayes, World War veterans,
made, according to a letter re-
Announcements relative to ar
rangements for the fair will be
made from time to time and the
I were granted peddlers licenses.
Partee Davis, who was convict-
! ed for manslaughter last week
fair association will endeavor to' county welfare officer, from ! and sentenced to six months in
, stage the greatest fair in the Ronald B. Wilson, executive as-j jail to be hired out, was hired
history of the county. ; sistant to the director of relief ‘o P^rr.v Lowe for the sum
I of twenty-five dollars. Under this
in North Carolina. i u , j
! I consideration, it was also agreed
i Mr. Wilson advises the coun-;
I ty to make a levy of five cents!
for relief purposes, an additional
levy over the 1.^ cents allowed'
for general county purposes be-'
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Robbers of Bank
Still At Large
ceived by Mrs. G.
No Word Had Been Learned
of Their Whereabouts I’p '
To Last Night ^
Up to last night, no clue had;
leen received as to the where-'
abouts of B. G. Green and his
bon. I„e3ter Green, who are al-,
legecf to have been members of 1
the quartet which atempted to
hold up the Merchants and Farm- i
ers Bank at Taylorsville and shot i
and fatally wounded T. C.!
Officers have not given up the
search, but in some quarters it
Is believed that they have made
good their escape.
Mike Stevenoff and L.
Black, two of the tour men. are
already in jail. They are report
ed to have implicated the Greens
In the robbery following their ar
ing permissable under
passed by the General Assembly j
at the recent session. ;
No action has been taken by |
the W'ilkes board of commission
ers. The budget, however, has |
I not been completed and a levy tor j
purpose may be included in^
that Davis pay a part of the ex
penses incurred by the county
the appendicitis operation
which Davis underwent during
the time he was in jail.
Mrs. Florence Foster was hired
out for four months to 0. O. Par
sons for $24.00, six dollars to be
paid each months by Parsons.
She was sentenced to four
I months in jail with leave to be
j hired out.
i Sheriff Somers- was authorized
j to collect all Schedule B taxes
j except those which the commis-
I sioiier.s may otherwise direct.
Lsaac Clark Arrested and 1851 MetnO(UStS 1 OOHy
Gallons of Whiskey Is I
Poured Out i Final Meeting Between Local
Prof. T. E. Story was elected
principal of Wllkeshoro high
school lor the tenth consecutive
time at a meeting of the central
committee of the Wilkesboro
district .Monday evening. Prof.
Story came to Wilkesboro In the
fall of 1924 and completed his
ninth year as principal the past
The central committee, which
is composed of N. O. Smoak, C.
A. Lowe. J. T. Prevette, D. J.
■Brookshire and T. M. Foster, or
ganized by electing Mr. Smoak
chairman and Mr. Lowe secre
tary. The committee was appoint
ed by the board of education last
The entire faculty of Wilkes-
boro high school was elected by
the committee Monday evening.
Teachers elected follow:
First grade, Mrs. William Bar
ber and Miss Jennie Harris: sec-
lond grade. Mrs. Grace Edwards;
third grade. Miss Lucile Scroggs;
fourth grade. Miss Grace Blev
ins: fifth grade, Mrs. Edith
Hemphill; sixth grade, Mrs.
Pearl Hartley: seventh grade,
! Miss Louise Melville.
High school; T. E. Story, Miss
Ghita Tuttle, Miss Helen Bostick,
.Miss Grace Gilreath, Miss Lil-
I lian Stafford, Mrs. Jessie Pharr,
]j. L. A. Bumgarner, T. G. Perry,
R. V. Day.
Mrs. R. E. Prevette was re
elected m.isie teacher.
One of the biggest liquor hauls
Church Teams Takes
Place About 4:15
Attorney F. J. McDuffie
Is Injured In Wreck
in recent week.s was made j
Thursday near Boomer when pro- ■ Ba.seball fans who have follow-
hibition agents arrested Isaac I ed the clashes between the base-
Clark and poured out. it is re-1 ball teams of the Methodist and
ported, about 185 gallons of j Baptist Sunday schools will have
whiskey. 1 their last opportunity to see these
Two distillery places were lo- i aggregations in action this
Attorney F. J. McDuffie, of
Wilkesboro, was painfully injur-' cated in
©d Saturday when the autorao-,
bile in which he was riding with |
Attorney J. F- Jordan, collided j
■with another automobile near,
Kernersvllle. Attorney McDuffie I
received severe cuts and bruises j
'about tne face and body, while
Mr. Jordan and other members!
of the party were badly shaken |
The two attorneys, accom-;
panted by Miss Violet Erickson j
and Miss McLean, were en route ,
to Raleigh. Attorney Jordan's car; The local unit of the American 1
int8 badly damaged in the oollls- j Legion Auxiliary will hold the;
j regular August meeting Monday i
evening. June 14. at the Legion-1
Auxiliary Club House on thej
Fairplains road. All members |
the community and a
search of Clark's premises was
made. The liquor was found
around the house, it is stated,
and Clark was arrested.
Probable cause was found at
a preliminary hearing before j
Commissioner J. W. Dula and |
bond for Clark was fixed at $1,- i
000. He furnished bond and was
Legion Auxiliary To
Meet Monday Evening
(Thursday) afternoon. The game
is scheduled to begin around
The Methodists have won one
and the Baptists have won one,
so there will be plenty of inter
est in today’s clash which will
decide the championship. The
proceeds go to charity and it is
hoped that a large number of
fans will attend.
Board Met Tuesday
Routine Business Transacted At
Regular August Meeting
The regular August meeting of
are requested to attend.
Wilkesboro board of aider-
men was held Tuesday evening.
Routine business was taken up
Hfn. Roosevelt To Visit
In Virginia On Saturday
Washington. Aug. 8. — Mrs.
FrsnUIn D. Roosevelt will leave! ola Buchanan Blevins
Washington by train at 11 o’clock ■ igft Thursday to visit relatives inland disposed of.
Friday night to spend Saturday I Bristol and Marlon, Va. Joining | Mayor W. E. Harris and Alder-
at the folk festival on lofty j jjer sister there for a visit of j men C. E. Lenderman, O. P. El-
Whlte Top mountain, beloved by! ggyprai weeks in Cleveland Ohio. |ler and Joe Barber were present,
her father 40 years ago. I —
k>i Wilkesboro and Grier Mills To
bat one day to listen to the
LEASE ON on
Commissioners Lease City
Hall For Two Years At
A two-year lease on the city
ball, offices and jail was accept
ed by the board of city commis
sioners at their regular meeting
Tuesday evening and Mayor J. A.
Rousseau was authorized to sign
the contract. The lease, under
terms of the contract, will be in
effect until June 30, 1935.
In the absence of Mayor Rous
seau, J. C. Reins, mayor pro tem.
presided at the meeting Tuesday
evening. Commissioners present
were Ralph Duncan, S. V. Tom
linson and I. E. Pearson.
The chief of police was ’ ap
pointed to look after the fair
grounds, make arrangements for
games and other sports there
and to collect rents. In the past,
no one person had bee* In charge
of the grounds.
KOnntain songs of which Elliott
Koosevelt wrote her when she
a little girl, and to make ac-
' qaatatance with those who re-
^6he will arrive at Abingdon,
'^Vn close to White Top, at 10
lock Saturday morning, and
ill return to Washington at
f:40 a.- m., Sunday morning.
Play Decisive Game On Saturday
The revival meeting which was
^ _ )a progress at Wilkesboro Meth
odist charch lest week closed
Sander. Splendid perrteee wave
.held and vneb Intereei was maa-
Wilkesboro and Grier Mills
will clash Saturday morning at
10 o'clock in a game that may
decide the championship of the
Wilkes County Baseball League
for the first half. A signed
agreement to play the game was
filed yesterday with Willard G.
Cole, president of the league.
Should AVilkesboro win this
decisive game, argument will
be ended and the ftrat half flag
he boiated over the Wit-
kesbero fMd. SbonM Grier Mills
be victorious, a three-way tie will
result. Wilkesboro, Grier Mills
and Puriear would then be re
quired to play post-soason games
for the first half championship.-
Interest in the game is at high
pitch and both teams will be in
there fighting for a chance at
The second half gets under
way Saturday afternoon wlt%i
Wilkesboro ..i at Millers : Cree^ i
PnMetv at North WlUibaboro f||f|
Griar Mills iu MoravtU, lUls.
At County Jail
Prisoners Set Fire To Cefling
In Effort To Effect
Fire, believed to have been
set by prisoners who htfped to ef
fect their escape through a gen
eral fire, was discovered in a cell
in the county Jail about 7:30
o’clock Monday evening.
The ceiling bad been set on
fire and was burning slowly
when- discovered. The flames
Sheriff 'Ifr.' B. Somers j|Md
Hale Jones, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. Jones, received his
Eagle Scout badge Sunday eve
ning. He is shown here wearing
his various merit badges, with
the Eagle badge on the right.
(Photo by courtesy Blue Ridge
Elevated To riie Rank Sun
day Evening At Service
MARION DIXON SPEAKS
Large Gonglr^tion Sees
Honor Paid To Local Boy
Hale Jones, first boy in this
northwest section of the state to
attain the rank of Eagle Scout
was formally elevated to that
rank Sunday evening at an in
spiring service held for this pur
pose at the First Baptist church.
High praise was given the lo
cal boy for the honor and dis
tinction which comes to him by
reason of the fact that he was
first to pass the 21 rigid examl
nations required by the Court of
Honor; Hale is the son of Dr
and Mrs. W. F. Jones, of this
city, who were warmly congratu.
j lated and told that they are
! rightly proud of . their boy.
The program at the church
I Sunday evening was in charge of
! Dr. A. S. Cassel, chairman of the
local Court of Honor. Boy Scouts
from all troops in the Wllkes-
boros were seated in the front
rows near the pulpit.
After a song by the congrega
tion, the Scout oath was repeat-
(Continued on page five)
Transportation Routes For Coming
Year Announced By School Board
Routes Buses Transporting School Children Will Take Are
Designated by Board of Education; Bidding On Routes
Will Be Closed Saturday, August 12, At Noon
Routes which buses transport-, way of Rock Creek church, thence
Ing school children wili take theito R«>P
coming school year were desig
nated by the board of education
at the August meeting Monday.
! Start at old Round Mountain
school site, by Knottville postoffice,
thence to Liberty Grove church
and to Mountain View.
Start at Oscar Wiles’ by way of
Dockery postoffice, thence down
highway to Mountain View.
All members of the board, C.
0. McNeill, chairman. D. F.
Shepherd and R. R. Church, were
present for the meeting. j
Bids are now being accepted Start at New Life postoffice by
on all routes. All bids must be]way of Dehart postoffice, Radical
filed at the county superlnten-; postoffice and down the Yellow
dent's office by noon Saturday,[Banks and Sandy Flats and into
August 12, and are subject to Mountain View,
the approval of the board of edu- Beginning at R. M. Johnson’s
cation. imail box and into Mountain View.
In most cases where a bus i Begining at Oak Ridge church
makes a double trip, the driver |and into Mountain View,
may start at either end of route, | Little Round Mountain school site
Superintendent C. B. Eller stated jby way of N- Bauguess’, ear Will
yesterday in making announce-1 Brewer’s garage, thence to Moun-
nient of the routes to the press, j tain View.
It any lines are omitted, those Beginning at the Doughton farm
interested are asked to make a j mail box, thence do-wn highway to
report of the omission of the;Mountain View.
superintendent at once.
Following are the routes desig-
From Ronda to Lomax by Hoots
place and return by Pleasant
Home and Bugaboo.
From Lomax to Ronda by Pleas
ant Home and Bugaboo-
From Barker Grove to Ronda
by Arthur West.
From Ronda by Little Elkin,
Tom Swaim’s, Pleasant Hill and
From Somers by Mathis’ store
and Clingman to Ronda.
From J. C. Morrison’s by Cidsr
Hill to Ronda.
From Joe Mathis’ by Jimmy
Adams’ to Clingrman with ele
mentary children. From Cling
man to county line over old 60,
back to Mathis’ store over new 60,
then to Clingman and Ronda.
Mountain View School
Start at Dock Shumate’s by
Roaring River School
Oak Grove to Roaring River,
thence to Cotton Mill and back to
Durham school, thence to Sloan’s
creek, thence to Roaring River;
thence to Anderson school and back
to Roaring River.
Dellaplane, by way of Fosters,
Staleys, Shipwash place, Rays,
Mastins, then to Briar Creek
school, thence to Roaring River.
From Roaring River to White
Plains and back.
Darby to Ferguson with high
school, also elementary children as
far,as Denny. Denny to Fergu
Glady Fork (Hill Allen’p) to
Ferguson by E. H. McNeill’i.
Beaver Creek route starts at
I Emma Triplett’s, by Beaver Creek
j church to Ferguson. Homer Carl
ton’s to Ferguson.
(Continued on page tour)
Judge Johnson J. Hayes To Speak
At Dedication of C. C. Camp Today
Wilkes Camp To Be Dwlicated To ttiomas J. James, Who
Lost His Life in World War; Federal Jurist To DeUver
Feature Address; Fine Program Is Arranged
was eoBVlnced that tt iras
; Mt of aoae ot the priapaere.
Judge Jrthnson J. Hayes, of
Greensborp, middle federal dia-
trict Jur(»t, will be Che speaker at
the dedication of the Wilkes
County Civilian Conaetratlon
c&inp Bdftr Puriear this (Thura-
day) afternoon at 4 o’clock.,,^.
The camp vrlll be dedieatod -to
Thomas J. James, Second Henten-
of the IS'Oth Infantry, who
killed In battle of the Som-
October 19. 1916. The army
loiflcer was a .mave ef Wllkea
A complete program suitable
to the occasion has been an
nounced. Members of the Ameri
can Legion and ex-servlM •- men
from all "parts of the conhty^are
expected to participate.
The address of Judge* Hayes
will be the high light of the
Who Saw Sh
dn Wibiess Staid!
They Tell of Things \
Saw; W'alsh Is Identified
as Slayer i
AVERY COUNTY JURY .
State’s Evidence To Be Com
pleted This Morning, * ,
It is Stated * ’
The fate of Glenn Walsh, who
Is on trial In Wilkes Superior
court for the murder of James R.
Grayson, a member of the North
Wilkesboro police force, will not
be placed in the hands of the
Jury before tomorrow, it ;-»wae
learned this morning.
(The state's evidence will he'
completed this morning and. sev
eral hours will be required for
defense testimony, it is reported.
The alleged homicide took
place on the evening of May 31
about 8:40 o'clock and WalSh,
who was arrested some 20 min
utes later, has been kept h! jail
without privilege of bond pend
ing the trial.
The trial has been marked by
frequent clashes between attor
neys for the defendant and the
state’s attorneys. Solicitor John
R. Jones is being aided with the
■prosecution by J. A. Rousseau,
mayor of this city. The defendant
is represented by Eugene Trlvette
and J. H. Whicker, of the local
bar, and J. E. Holshouser, of
The defendant has watched the
proceedings in a. calpi ' juanner.
and appears to manifest no more ,
than a casual Interest In the trial.
His expression underwent little
change, if any, as the state of
fered damaging testimony against
him. He chats affably with
friends and acquaintances on his
way to and from the jail.
Tuesday was taken up in the
selection of the jury and all day
yesterday, state’s evidence was
Bub-stance of Testimony
Eye witnesses to the shooting.
Including the state’s star wit
ness, Carlie Cornett, took the
stand during the day as the state
built its case against the defend
Witnesses testifying yesterday
were Beech Blankenship, Wayne
iBIankenship, Dr. Fred C. Hub
bard, Bill iPrevette, Everett Jar
vis, R. C. Jennings, J. B. Earl,
Jimmie Anderson, Silas Rey
nolds, John Walker, Carlie Cor
nett, W'. B. Somers. T. S. Kener-
ly and C. O. Bumgarner.
Eye witnesses to the tragedy
told siibstantially the same story,
although all of them could not
positively identify Walsh as the
man who did the shooting.
The facts as generally related
by the state’s witnesses were;
Glenn Walsh and Carlie Cornett,
both of the Summit section, came
to town on the evening of MaJ
31 in a truck. They went ta
Beeches Place on Tenth street.
Two hamburger sandwiches were
ordered and eaten by the two
men, but neither of the men took
any drink except water. Walsh
was seen with a pistol in his
right side pocket.
After leaving the restaurant,
the men were seen near Beeches
Place by Policeman John Walk
er and Policeman James R. Gray
son. The men started to walk or
run. Walker followed them down
Tenth street to the corner of
Tenth and “B” streets, while
Grayson ran through the alley
back of the Smoak Furniture
company and down through the
alley' beside the Deposit & Sav
The shooting took place ai-'
most directly in front of the
fountain near the bank. One shot
was fired. There was a pause and
other shots were fired. The man
who did the shooting fled from
ithe scene. Glenn Walsh was ar
rested by Deputy Sheriff Biiaa
Reynolds at C. O. Bumgarner’s
store, one mile from the city. He
denied knoededge of the shoottog :..^
and submitted readHy' to a;
The pistol, alleged to hari^
used by the killer, wet found] A'
short time later In thd rubbish
on the eamp lit.
That was the substeaoe otg
yesterday’s testimony. Bach
ness, however, shed some light on
Bone angle of the tragic affair.
Beech BiankeiuhiP '"’as. the
first witness cnHed by.the state*
The ssrviee wUI he held MfHe identified We|»h and Corpete .
the enmp Where more ttifa 999
boys are stetieted. ^
^ the men -who :euie into