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Pablidied MondtyB and Tkandasrh N(WTH WILMSBOBO^ N. C, MONDAY, AUG. 28, ^ 1933 /,
lOtt/v W Cents Levied For Schools
TojSa^s Buzzards Ought To TW
Be $1.70; 2 Cents
Less Than In 1932
Supiriement For Schools la
Much Less Than Was
Voted In Election
Replace Blue Eagle In
Some Stores of Country
Bhie Eagle Drive
h City Will Get
Watauga Conies to
City On Thursday
Preliimtiary Meeting Be
Held At aty HaU At
! 7:30 O'clock
POLL TAX IS $1.70 ALSO
Commissionera Met Thursday
and Fixed Rate For the
Rev. W. C. Meadows
Goes To Baptist
Only 10 cents tens levied to
snpplement state funds for the
> >^-45poratlon of schools in the,
North Wllkesboro city ad minis- j
tratlve unit by the city commis- '
sloners when they fixed the 1933
city tax rate Thursday.
UliSer authority granted in i
the election, 16 cents might have]
been levied for school purposes.
7 Ho-wever, only a ten-cent levy,
“was requested by the city board ,
Rev. W. C. Meadows, vener
able Baptist minister of Pores
Knob, passed through the city
on his way to attend the ses
sions of the Brushy Mountain
Baptist association at Mt. Zion.
The Pores Knob minister is
“eighty-eight and a half years
old,” as he put it. He said he
had been attending the annual | Speaker
associational meatings for 65
years and had missed only four.
“This may be my last, how
ever,” he said.
To Kiwanians On
NRA At Luncheon
WiU Meet AH-Star Tpam
From Wilkes Lei^e At
Drive For Blue Eagle
Gets Under Way With
HARD BATTLE EXPECTED
Shifts Made In Lineup of All-
iStar Team In Prepa
ration For Game
Says NRA Is In Interest of
People, Not of the
ESHELMAN IS IN CHARGE
Prospects For Success of
*bf education. It was the desire of
Annual Picnic of
Fruit Growers Is
Addresses By J. W. Snyder;
And H. R. Niswonger
Hean^ By Growers
board, it was explained, to j
hold the supplement tax down to i
the lowest possible figure and
“... the board estlmited that the 10-
i^nt tax will yield a sufficient
for the operation of the
The commissioners at their
meeting Thursday fixed the city-
tax levy for 1933 at $1.70 on
the hundred dollars valuation, a
reduction of 2 cents from the
$1.72 rate for 1932.
The levy includes 44 cents for
general purposes, $1.16 for bond i
tax fund and 10 cents for schools, i . ,
The poll tax will also be $1.70. beautiful setting of hol-
The new rate is not consider- j lywood Lake Friday, heard in-
ed high in view of the large re- j formational addresses by two
duction in the valuapon of city
property. The $1.70 rate is a re
duction of about 25 per cent
.^/rom last year, considering the
lower property valuation.
HELD HOLLYWOOD LAKE
■ Fruit growers of the Brushy
Mountain Fruit Growers Associ-!
ation held their annual picnic I
"There are stores with the
Blue Eagle in their windows
that ought to have the buzzard
instead,” declared W. M. Mc
Laurine, of Charlotte, secretary
of the American Cotton Manu
facturers’ Association, In an ad
dress before the North Wilkes-
boro Kiwanls Club at Hotel
“We have them in Charlotte;
they are to be found almost
everywhere,” the speaker con
Mr. McLaurine came here at
the invitation of P. W, Eshel-
man, president of the Wilkes
Baseball fans of Wilkes will
have an opportunity to see the
"dream” game of the season
Thursday afternoon at the fair
grounds nere when an all-star
team selected from the seven-
team Watauga county league will
fneet an all-star aggregation from
the Wilkes league.
The game will be played at
3:45 and' will begin strictly on
time. Officials of the county]
league announced this morning j
j that definite arrangements had
I been made for the game.
Judging from the Interest as
the Wilkes boys practice for the
contest, one of the largest crowds
to witness a game in Wilkes this
season will be on hand for base
ball’s battle of the year.
The game Thursday will be the
only one of the series to be play
ed here. The second game will be
played at Boone on September 7,
while the third, if necessary, will
be played on neutral grounds.
Some shifts in the all-star
Hosiery Mills, who was in charge | announced Saturday.
Ready for hurling duty will be
well known speakers and served
one of the delightful dinners
which always feature this occas
— ' The meeting was held in the
WflOrnt Hollywood Lake pavillion on the
If 1 IgUI. 1\C lulCViCU g(jgg g, Q Stewart,
president of the association, pre
J. W. Snyder, who is in charge
of the federal erosion station
near Statesville, was the first
speaker. Mr. Snyder told inter-
estingly of the experiments that
D. R. Wright was re-elected ; have been conducted with a view
principal of Traphill high school i learning the best methods of
Full Faculty Elected By Cen
tral Committee at Re
at a meeting of the Traphill dis- I control.
I The message was made appli-
trlct central^ commute a few days ; g^ble to the fruit growers. Their
ago. Mr. Wright has served as; erosion problems were discussed,
principal of the school for the | it has been pointed out that it
past four years. j takes 400 years to develop an
The school there will have
eight teachers this year. The full
of the Kiwanls program Friday.
Now is the time for everybody,
not only the business man, but
every individual, to put their
shoulders to the wheel and sup
port the administration in its
program for industrial recovery,
the speaker declared. |
Mr. McLaurine expressed op-
4imism over prospects for the im
mediate success of the recovery
"This is not the government’s
affair; it is the people’s affair,”
the speaker said. He further ex
plained that it is not in the in
terest of the government, but in
the interest of every individual,
whether a man working for wag
es or a capitalist endeavoring to
make a reasonable profit from
A delightful feature of the
program was a vocal solo by Miss
Bert Holman, who responded
with an encore. Mrs. C. S. Sink
Leslie Rhoadtes, Tom
ner, Phil Scroggs, Coy
The Blue Eagle drive in North
Wilkesboro will ib e formally
launched this evening at a meet
ing of the citizens at the city itall
at 7:30 o’clock.
Announcement o f tonight’s
meeting was made by J. C. Reins,
chairman of the NRA Commit
tee, last week. All citizens are
urged to attend.
’The big house-to-house can
vass in the interest of the Biue
Eagie will get under way Just
as soon as the NRA forces are
approved. Approval of the recom
mendations of the special com
mittee, composed of J. O. Reins,
R. E. Walters and E. M. Black
burn, is expected to be given to
This committee announced this
morning that the following
recommendations had been
Chairman of Committee, J. C.
Reins; E. M. Blackburn, secre
General, A. H. Casey; lieuten
ant general, Mrs. E. G. Finley.
Advisory committee—Dr. F. C.
Hubbard, president of Kiwanls
Club;,^rs. E. G. Finley, presl-
d'ent X Parent-Teacher Associ
ation; Dr. H. B. Smith, president
of Lions Club; Mrs. J. C. Reins,
president of Woman’s Club; Jack
Stricken when 3 years old with
infantile paralysis, little Rita
Claire Sigmund o f Cliffwood
Beach, N. J., was considered a
hopeless case by hospital doctors.
Placed in a respirator so she
might breathe, she remained
there for 2 years, fighting her
way to health. She is now weR
on the road to recovery.
William T. Cranor
Clfdmed By Death
At Hospital Here
Funeral Service Held At Pres
byterian Church Yester
DIED OF HEMORRHAGE
Billings ' Quinn, commander of American
and North Wilkesboro’s new sen-j Region Post; Mrs.
president American Legion Aux-
satlon, Ernest Carmichael.
Jim Henderson and Lawrence
Critcher are ready for first base
(Continued on back page)
W. T. Cranor, a member of
one of Wilkes county’s most
prominent families, died at Mbe
Wilkes Hospital Here Thursday
at 6 p. m. Death resulted from
hemorrhagedtpr the brain.
Mr. Cranor was stricken Tues-
Mrs. Louisa Snyder
Claimed By Death
Well Known liady Of Near Mil
lers Creek Died Wednesday
illary unit; W. H. Lovette, presi
dent of North Wilkesboro Union, . .
. TT J ti *1, ^ afternoon and was carried to
of United Brotherhood of Car-i,,-' . . . .. .
penters and Joiners of America;
J. T. Prevette, J. B. Williams, J.
E. Spalnhour. W. H. Clark, I. E.
Pearson, D. H. Carlton and S. V.
Publicity committee: Colonel,
Henry Reynolds. Newspaper bu
reau, Julius C. Hubbard, Dwight
Nichols and W. B. Pharr. Poster
bureau, E. B. Barkley, W. J.
Allen and C. G. Poindexter.
Education committee: Colon
el. W. D. Halfacre. Speakers bu-
Mrs. Snyder was the daughter! reau, J. A. Rousseau, J. H.
Whicker and John R. Jones. In-
Mrs. Louise Snyder, highly es
teemed lady of the Millers Creek
community, was claimed by death
Wednesday evening at 9 o’clock.
Death was due to heart trouble.
inch of soil, while some farms Ipiano.
having been losing an inch with-
faculty as elected by the commit- i-jn a very short period. The iln
D. R. Weight, principal: C. M.
Dickson, history; C. P. Farmer,
science; Miss Beatrice Holbrook,
Elementary teachers: Miss Sal-
lie Belle Yale, sixth and seventh
grades; Miss Mildred Holbrook,
fourth aniF fifth grades; Miss
Verna McCann, second and third
grades; Mrs. Lena T. Billings,
The ’TYaphlll central commit
tee is composed of J. W. Mc
Bride, Wesley Joines and D. C.
And Teachers Will
Meet On Thursday
■ .AU Parente Who Will Have Chil
dren In SctMxd Are Asked
The Wllkeaboro Parent-Teach-
;er Association jvill hold its first ates for gain by the purchase of
portance of preventing erosion
was emphasized by Mr. Snyder in
his very interesting address.
Mr. Stewart introduced H. R.
Niswonger, state horticulturist,]
by reminding that the recent
legislature will go down in his
tory—“well, go down in history”
—and Mr. Stewart requested that
Mr. Niswonger tell about some of
the new laws that may affect the
Riestmnding, Mr. Niswonger
pointed out the new law regard
ing peddling. A peddlers’ license
is not required of the grower who
markets bis own apples, he
stated. However, a man who buys
the apples, takes them to other
counties to sell, is liable for a
$25.00 state tax in each county
in which he sells and a county
end city tax of a like amount if
they elect to impose same. In
other words, Mr. Niswonger ex
plained, the trucker who oper-
Dr. R. M.
Brame, guest of Genio Cardwell;
J. B. Williams, guest of J. C.
Reins; Mrs. J. R. Finley and Miss
Kate Finley, guests of J. R. Fin
ley; W. S. Moore, guest of J. R.
Hlx; Mrs. P. W. Eshelman, guest
of Mr. Eshelman: Rev. Rufus C.
Morrow, guest of P. M. Williams.
Trade Carnival To
fmeeting of the new school year
. In the school building Thursday
ttemoon, August 31, at 3:30
All parents, particularly those
rho ■will have children In^ec'Bool,
are urged to attend.
County Superintendent C. B.
Jler la expected to he present
ad explain some features of the
•eV school law.
^Kll«y S. Hill Attends
State Bankers’ Meeting
Dudley S. HIU, aSklstant cash-
of the Deposit and Bavlngs
ik, of-this cttY, attended the
apples or any other product and
the sale of same is eliminated.
Tho price of apples this year
will be very satisfactory if the
.NRA continues to function as it
seems to be functioning now, Mr.
Niswonger predicted in closing.
The delightful picnic dinner
followed Mr. Nlswonger’s ad
Woman’* Club Meet
Wilkesboro Ladles Will Be En
tertained At Picnic
The Wllkeshoro Woman’s Club
will be entar^ned at a picnic at
uml ^nvenOoi'Of the North^ Isaak Walton I^gue camp
Una Baak«n’ Assoaotloil »* grounds Thursday afternoon, Au-
. . ... aVIaaV. ah
gust SI, at 8:80 o’cloek. Alf
members an cordially Lzvlted to
Buying Public Taking Advan
tage of Opportunity To
The buying pmblic Is taking
advantage of the opportunity to
purchase their needbd merchan
dise during ’Trade Carnival Week
which began Friday.
Stores of the city were throng
ed with customers Friday and
Saturday and a large number of
people are expected to do~ their
buying before the sales event
The process tax on cotton
goods goes on Friday, advancing
the price of cotton goods consid
erably. Only three more days re
main In which to save money and
many people are expected to take
advantage of them.
of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. B. C.
Whittington. She was 69 years,
8 months and 12 days of age.
She was married' to N. G. Sny
der, of this county, in 1883 and
spent her entire life in the coun
Surviving her are her husband,
one daughter, Mrs. Green Bum
garner, of Millers Creek, six sons,
R. B. and W. T. Snyder, of Wil
kesboro: W. E. and R. J. Snyder,
of Winston-Salem; J. B. Snyder
and D. V. Snyder, of North Wil
kesboro. She Is also survived by
two sisters, Mrs. B. N. Vannoy,
of Daylo, and Mrs. John Staley,
of Mooresville, and one brother,
P. H. Whittington, of Wllbar,
and 18 grandchildren.
Mrs. Snyder was a faithful
member of Reddles River Primi
tive Baptist church for more than
60 yearsT She was a loving wife,
a devoted mother and a valued
Funeral services were conduct
ed Friday morning at 10 o’clock
from Reddles River Baptist
church by Elder Everett Thomp
son In'the presence of a host of
sorrowing friends and relatives.
The six sons served as active
formation bureau, R. E. Walters,
W. J. Bason and D. J. Carter.
There will be two divisions of
Colonel W. R. Absher’s army as
Division No. 1: I. E. Valentine,
major. Division captains. Jack
Hart, Carr Dancy, J. O. Emer
son, Bob Parker, Andy Parker
and I. E. Pearson.
Division No. 2: E. P. Robin
son, major. Division captains:
Miss Marjorie Deans, B. F. Estes,
Robert Good, Glenn Cox, Miss
Lillian Stafford and Lewis Vlck-
All captains will select their
own lieutenants, eight In num
To Be In Watauga
One Man Reported Shot In
Chase Yest«?day; Details
Are Ndt Known
Day At Wilke*boro
Coach At Mountain View Last
Ye^ Is Elected To SHU
Vacancy In School
Bible Class To Meet
The Woman’s Wesley Bible
Class of the Methodist church
will meet tomorrow afternoon at
3:30 at the home of Mrs. Minnie
Hunt. All members are requested
Wild Tisers Lose
The Wild Tigers lost a 3 to $
deqiskm to the Yadkin All-Stars |]high
at Elldn Friday. The.game was a
feature of the iiaaonlo • phmic
Bennie Troutman, of Granite
Falls and Hays, was elected ^ to
Succeed R; V. Day as . coach of
athletics and Instructor at Wil
kesboro high school at a meet
ing of the Wilkesboro . central
committee Friday evening. Mr.
Day resigned to become principal
of Millers Creek high sohooU
iMr.. ’Troptman was a member
of the CaeuHyuat Mountain Iflev
rtaat .year. He - now,
makes ||(g^$ame kjl Hays, ' but’
plans tc^^juns to Wilkesboro;
Watauga county officers are
combing the mountains ftf B.
O. Green and bis son, l^Maer,
members of the qnartet Involv
ed in the attempted robbery of
the Taylorsville bank and the
murder of the cashier, T. ri. f
Barnes, according to reports
It Is reported that the men
were seen In tte BMtvw Dam
section, several mfles ‘ from
Boone, yesterday and that ono"*
man was shot,..iiat sextonsly,' as
a posse chased the men.
Details of the diaM were
'not' learned, howevOT, and
-Wilkes offleers had no nuthen-
'ij information iot release this
the hospital about 6 o’clock that
I evening. He never regained con-
I sciousness after being taken to
' the hospital.
William Taylor Cranor was
born July 24, 1878 and was
therefore, 65 years and one
month of age. He was the son
of the late John S. and Sarah
Taylor Cranor, residents o f
Wilkes, and was one of a family
of nine children.
Mr. Cranor was first of the
nine children, none of which is
under 46 years of age, to be
claimed by death.
Mr. Cranor was married to
Miss Lottie Poliette, of Weston
W. Va., where he made his home
for a number of years. He Is
survived by his wife, four broth
ers, Attorney Hugh A. Cranor
of Wilkesboro; F. T., of North
Wilkesboro: C. M., of West Jef
ferson, and John S., of Lonlcon-
Ing, Md.; four sisters. Miss Kate
Cranor, of Ames, Iowa; , Miss
Edith Cranor, of Los Angeles,
Calif.; Mrs. W. H. McElwee, of
Statesville, and Miss Fannie
Cranor, of Lonlcbning, Md.
Leaving Wilkes about 2 0
years ago, Mr. Cranor resided ih
West yirglnia until about 5
] years ago when he returned here.
Since coming back to Wilkes,
Mr. Cranor had been employed
in local meat markets and 'wu
connected with Gibson’s “ Cash
Store when he was stricken.
He was a Mason and Phythlan,
having been affiliated' with these
fraternal orders for a numl^r of
years. He was a member of the
Shrine at Oharleeton, W. Va.
An Impressive funeral service
was' conducted yesterday after
noon at 2:30 o’clock from North
Wilkesboro Presbyterian church
by. the pastor, Roy. C. W, Rotln-
son.. A host of frlendk and rela
tives attended the service.
The burial service at the grave
was In charge of. the Masons. In
terment was made In Mountain
Park cemetery In WUkeahorp. •
Pallbearers were: T. S. Miller,
F. C. Forester, W. R. Absher, B.
M, • BlacWmm, Eugene -TrlTette,
L. Vyne, J. C; . Reins and X. Q.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Oleh McNlel
gisd Uttle Miss Ruth McNlel-wenlL
■to Winaton-^em Saturday, to
bring home their mother to at
tend' the 4>ed«(de of their tether.
Mr. J. who is anite IIL
Revival WiU Begin
Wedneeday At Gordon
Rev. Q. W. Sebastian will be
gin a series of meetings Wednes
day . night, Anenst 80, »t Gordon
Baptist ehurch near here.
All Yiroteetent ohurohee are la- fjiindhcted irtv
YO ee^wite tii tin aieet-'
tag,' Rev. Mr. Seljaetlan stated
H R A Coii$a
Ui««8 Workers-To M*Im M
Thorough CanTH» o# y.
Homes of Nation
SAYS NEW ERA
People Have An Opportunitf^^
to Render Great Service
In This Fight •
S. Johnson formally opened the
nation-wide drive to put the
campaign over the-'top with'-' a
speech tonight promising tSat
"wherever the blue Eaj^ fWeo
shall keep hJs wings cleaft '
and his talons eharp.” y
^Johnson told his army of mpre
than a million volunteer work*
ers which 'begins . tomorrorf a
house to house canvass to bring
the nation entirely under tha
NRA, that frem 70-to 80 per chnt
of employers In trade and IndM*
t^ are now under the eagle, hat
all must be, before the drlva-
He warned, however, agptast
misunderstandings, and •. ai d
"even the shadow” of a boycott*
intimidation and violence, would
“spoil this whole endeavor."
As for "cheating” behind tha
bine eagle, the Industrial 'admin
istrator said every effort fot two
weeks would be confined to
that obligations of the NRA ara
(Continued on back page)
At Mountain Viei
SchMd Will Open Septembe
6; A. L. Eggers i
The central nigh and elemeh6'“W(
ary schools of ' Mountain View, -■
will open •Wed^d'ay momtag. ^
September 6,-at 9* o’clock, wlt^a ;
faculty of 16 teachers.
According to-Rtof. B. R. Spru
ill the faculty will 'be strong. In
Mr. A. L. Eggers the new "coach,
the athletic program will ba
broadened to Intermnral sports
for all students. Mr. Eggers has
had seven years experience, the
last four years at Pleasant Gar
dens High School. He Is the bro
ther of Profs. Herman and- 8r*y-
don Eggers of the faculty of Ap
palachian State Teachers College,
of Boone. Mr. Eggers has hlm-
Bell been teaching In the summer
school at Boone this year, and
comes highly recommended.
Vocational Agriculture will be
handled again by Mr. C. R-
' Mrs. Era Wicker Zimmerman
has been employed to teach in
the grades and give a course in
Public School Music to the first
seven grades. She is experienced j
In this field and comes highly
Prof. Spruill states that he ex
pects to organize the fifth, sixth,
and seventh grades Into a depart
mental junior high, thus broad
ening the grammar-grade work.
’The patrons are ask^ to have
their children in schMl the first
day. By so doing the children get
thh advantage of hekinning ta>
gtrnetton. It is advised that no
books >be -’ -purchased until in
structed by the teacher, as there
are tb 'be some-changes this year-
AU patrons and 'friends sire
invited to sttend,.$he opening ex
ercises. w' *■
R«v. Avety 0h!!fch PrMtahed
To Lsivo Goi^ri^tkNi
, : a
'a revival m^uW at .'Wllki^O
boro Baptihlt’ ctm'rcii opened last.
night wi^h:% Sptaii«d- message by *
the psstor, .Rw(. Avery Cburclu.
opening sermon. i
gress fbr.id'wej^ of ten dsys sadu
1^ pabUe'geileAMty Is taVlte*
ly. An afterno '^''