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^ TOL. xxvn, NO? IN PulUslMd MmOtn M Thmtaitm WILKBSBOttO, N. C^ THURSDAY, NOV, 23, 1M3
$1^ JN TH* SriLW-41^ OOt OF
At Trial Mmiday
Status of Wet and Dry States After Repeal is Effective
Smtence Is Pronounced By
'Oudge Hayes After Lanier
jRKYNOLDS’ LETTER READ
Wal Moved To Wilkesboro
FWn Winstort-Salem; Lan
ier In Wilkes Jail
Jehu Thomas Lanier, Winston-
. « Salem textile worker, was sentenc
ed to five years’ imprisonment in
the Atlanta penitentiary Monday
afternoon after he had pleaded j
_^^j^ty to a charge of attempting/
to extort 110,000 from Richard J.j
Reynolds, tobacco millionaire, with :
a threat of kidnaping the young:
wife of the Winston-Salem man. j
' Trial of the case in federal 'ourt;
at Wilkesboro brought a consider-'
able number of Winston-Salem
dtiaens, including attorneys and
newspapermen, to Wilkesboro. The
case was moved from Winston-1
Salem to Wilkesboro because no
o/tY sffnTE mmsinoNui
I 1 Mf ifSTHre CSHSTlTOnOWi f^OVISiOM
Near End Of The
I Of Federal Court
67S Jobs ^e AVotted Wilkes
County. Umfcr New Set Up; Mrs. ;
G. G. Foster Is Adn^tralik’r!
* Large Number "Of Whiskey
! Cases Are Removed Prom
Docket In 3 Days
TO TRY CIVIL CASES
I The criminal docket of feder-
: al court now In session at Wll-
kesboro will probably be cleared
this morning and the court Is ex
pected to enter Immediately into
the trial of civil cases.
The first three days of the
By Hubert A. Kenny
Ratification of the Repeal
lu vu Amendment by the thlrty-slxhh
grind jury"baT”^*n c^ed at the}will mark the end of na-
recent term of court there. I prohibition, the Volstead
Sentence was passed upon Lanier: Act and the 3.2 Beer Law on
by Judge Johnson J. Hayes, of 1 December fifth. Although thirty-
GreensborOj who is presiding over I seven states have already voted
the eoart, after the court had heard I for repeal, ratification will not
read a letter from Mr. Reynolds in'he "complete until the formality
which the hope was expressed thatibf the action of the state conven-
leniency would be sh, wn the de- tion of the thirty-sixth state. Un-
fendant. til that time liquor cannot be leg-
An appeal for a .severe sentence, ally sold even In the twenty-one
was made by District Attorney J. wet states.
R. McCrary. | When repeal is effective, there
McCrary cited the government’s!will be three classifications of
drive against kidnapers and racket- j wet or dry states—twenty-one
eers, and listed numerous out- j states without state-wide prohi-
Standlng crimes. Judge Hayes, bition of any kind, the sixteen
under the law, could have given states with state prohibition laws
Lanier the limit of 20 years on and the eleven states with con-
each of the two counts against stitutional prohibition amend
ments. These an; .shown in the
The state conventions of the
thirty-fourth, fifth and sixth
states are called for noon of De
cember fifth, and repeal will be
come effective as soon as their
votes have been cast. But since
these three states, Pennsylvania,
Ohio and Utah are In three dif
ferent time belts—Eastern, Cen
tral and Mountain—the vote of
Utah will be the decisive one at
noon. Mountain Time, two o’clock
Eastern time, or very shortly
In the sixteen states with State
prohibition laws, liquor sales
will become possible only by the
act of their legislatures repealing
or modifying the existing sta
tutes, whereas In the eleven
states with constitutional prehi-
bition, their constitutional pro
visions must be repealed before
they can become wet.
The Federal Government will
New Orpheum Total 2,685 Pounds
I a n t — r- foWt
A. R. Miller Kills
I Four Hogs With
The clemency plea was present- accompanying map.
ed by W. H. Bove*-, Winston-Salem
attorney, who read Reynolds’ let
ter, and advanced the “desperate
financial plight’’ of his client as
an element mitigating the crime.
Judge Hayes commented that he
did not feel the circumstances of ^ u
the crime were such as to warrant November 27th to December
imposing the maximum sentence, 2 is Jubilee Week; Been
and announced the five-year term New Building One Year
for the combined counts against . ,
With a spirit of gratefulness
Before pa.ssing sentence, th"* rownrl the public for the liberal
judge heard from L. O- Carver, a support extended, and in cole-
department of justice agent, who bration of the end of the first
participated in the arrest of La- year in its handsome new home,
nier. , “the south's finest,” the New
In the confession, the defendant iorpheum Theatre' will observe
admitted writing of two letters to next week as Anniversary and
Reynolds threatening to kidnap j Jubilee Week.
Mrs. Reynolds, a bride of a few! The New Orpheum moved just
months, unless $10,000 were depos-. a year ago to its present location
ited at a designated place in Win-! which had been especially erect-
ston-Salcm. led lor a picture show. Money and
Lanier was arrested when he time was not limited in making : Popular Local Minister To Leave
picked up a dummy package as of- the show place lor this whole
fleers watched the street Intersec-, ggetion of the state. Business has.
tion mentioned in the extortion let- i)een good during the past
1 i al
.have certain prohibition respon
sibilities even after the twenty-
first Amendment becomes effec
tive. for the Amendment prohi
bits the transportation or Impor
tation of liquor Into dry states,
territories and possessions.
Eleven of the wet states have
new liquor control laws, five will
return to pre-prohibition laws
unless new ones are adopted and
at least three have commissions
preparing new control laws.
Efforts to prevent the return
of- ihft'old-tlme'-saloon, to. break
up the alliance of the liquor In
terest with corrupt politics, to
eliminate the bootlegger and the
speakeasy and to keep the liquor
industry from growing so strong
as to be a social menace have
term were featured b!? the trial
o f Lanier, Winston - Salem’s
would-be kidnaper, and the large
number of submissions.
^ Judge Johnson J. H*yes, while
inclined to be lenient with first
offenders, will have added con
siderably to the population at
Chlllocothe and Atlanta when the
term Is over and the men are
carried away. Officers are expect-
ed to leave tomorrow to take the
men to prison.
Practically all cases on the
docket that have been tried so
far were for violations of the na
tional prohibition laws.
Following is a list of the cases
Lawstn Bell, Ovid Bell and
Howard Cothran, 2 years proba
tion as to Ovid Bell, 6 months In
county jail aa to Lawson Bell and
rear and a day and fine' of $200
as to Cothran.
Claude Alexander, temporary
Rob Dowell, temporary proba
Grover Lunsford and Marcus
Jarvis, temporary probation.
I Re-Employnieiit Burcmi m
Establi^ed At IMbfos's .
AdauniatratoPs Office la
Busy Gettiai; Ready For
DeaAine Decembw 1
Temporary approval of pn»* j
jects which will put many of th* ’ I
unemployed to wor]C
ils morning froii Mra.” ' 0-•
[oster, civil works admlnlslrafef .3
Wilkes county. •" g
'he entire office force former,
engaged In relief activitiesjAM
been transferred to the .
works administration and '14^ ■
Foster and her asslstahtt -eoHlp^ '
fevei^hly the first three days bf ^
the week getting ready for the ?
tremendous task of setting
machinery for the pro^w ttaik5
is now being formulated."
Maxim Litvinov, Soviet Rw^'s
foreign affairs ,commlssloBer,
photographed at Washington dur
ing the days while he conferred
with the state department and
President Roosevelt ^In person, re
garding terms of the 'United
States’ recognition of Russia.
occupied the attention of the,
liquor control law commissions |
throughout the country. I
The allocation of 778 JoSstfjl
Wilkes county v?as annf
Monday by Mrs. 'Thoanas O’!
state administrator. Half'bfAli
jobs, or 339, will be glveg.- W
those on the rellrf roUrtidid tlw
remaining half "will be given to
persons who register ■with tbo
Wilkes office of the national
The re-employment burenhii,'
with Ralph Wobfdn as maan^r,
will be located temporarily
the mayor's office In this eityv
Mr. Wooten will be assisted
In his work by Mrs. A. T. Lott
and Miss Nora Bills.
All persons over 16 years of
age, who seek employment, mny
register with this office and job*
win be provided In every Instance
' ~~T~~ .. ilf possible. There is no fee tor
All schools that are ! ^eg^ratlon. The re-employmeht
on a regular schedule will close j jjg open from 9 a. m.
Schools Will Be
Given 2 Holidays
Announces Plan For Uni
form School Holiday
2 years proba-|t^o days for Thanksgiving, It j t„ 4:30 p. m.
Iwas learned yesterday from! The task which claimed the
Harrison Billings, W. C.
A. R. Miller, pror.-.i.“.r.it farm
er and merchant of Vannoy, may
not be the champion hug raiser
of Wilkes county, 'but he has
certainly set a mark for others
to shoot at.
Mr. Miller killed four
I Silas Shumate, Rock Creek ichiiiocothe
Brooks, Walter Parks and Guy
Billings, fine of $100 each as to
Brooks and Parks: 90 days In
jail as to defendants Billings.
Harmon Oakley, year and day
j in Chlllocothe.
I Lester Higgins. 60 days In jail.
Egbert Wiles, year and day In
County Superintendent C. B. El-i attention of the civil ^
I ministration Tuesday and yeetniv
Mr. Eller stated that schools
with one or two days to make up
will probably take this opportun
ity to make up the back time.
Township Officer, Active
During Past Week
Silas Shumate, deputy sheriff
, of Rock Creek Township, de
hogs ! stroyed rive distilleries in and
la.Ht week which after they were
dressed had a total weight of
2,68.5 pounds. They weighed 650,
670, 680 and 685 respectively.
J. H. Armbnist To
Sermon on Sunday
Next Week To Begin Work
ters. hundreds enjoying dally the va-
No member of "" ”
Rev. J. H. Armbrust, popular
the ' pastor of North Wilkesboro Meth-
nunoreas eujoymg uauj' 1.1
NO member of the Reynolds i Hed attractions offered by the ^
family was present at the hearing, j management, and in celebration ; church for the past four
■When Lanier was apprehended, j ^ successful year an unusually ! deliver his farewell
Stratton Coyner, attorney for Rey- I strong program has been arrang- sermon at the local church Sun-
nolds, announced the family did all of next week which is
not take the threats seriously, but
had kept word of the case from
Mn. Reynolds, an expectant moth
er, oatil after the arrest
(Continued on page five)
Monday and Tuesday-
Rogers will be shown in
Wednesday, Jack Holt comes
in the Columbia thriller. “The
Wrecker.” Other supporting play
ers are Genevieve Tobin, Sidney
day morning at 11 o’clock. There
will be no preaching service Sun
Rev. and Mrs. Armbrust and
Will ue B'uuwu 111 L/r.i
supported by an all-star J®®’ J’’”
' Hickory next Wednesday morn
ing. Rev. Mr. Armbrust will be
pastor of the ' First Methodist
church of that city.
The Armbrusts hare many
fr Cteaners Has Al
ready Approved And Is
Now In Operation
Blackmer and George E. Stone, j ‘**® ^^®
Thursday and Friday the ^®®P‘y >'®S'’®t D>at the
! (church and public are to lose
I (Continued on page five) i their Influence and work.
Bryant Teague, A. H. '
Cline and James Hauser, repre- !
senting Teague’s Dry Cleaners |
and Quality Cleaners, local dry
County-Wide Sii^[ing Convention
To Be Held On '^anksgiving Day
around his section last week. The
largest of the five was located
near Liberty Grove church, while
another large plant was cut in
the Roaring River section.
Deputy Sheriff Shumate’s cam
paign against whiskey manufac
turing is one of the most suc
cessful to be waged in several
Dock Pruitt, 6 months in jail. 1
Delos Adkins and Dallas Ad-1
kins, temporary probation. I
Jess Sheets. 4 months in jail.
Vance Warren, not guilty.
Spurgeon Johnson, year and
dhy in Atlanta.
Stewart Johnson, year and day
day was the selection of projects
that would meet state approval.
Among those suggested, "wlilelt
have been sent fb the state ad
ministrator for consideration, ,
. _11 were a project at V the county
Attorney Gilreath U^w I drainage, aewage and
Steam Heat Courthouae Wilkesboro, com-
Now is the time for the coun-j pietion of the high schooL^^-
ty commissioners to install steam | nagium in this city, bka’eiheBt
heat in the county courthouse, | rooms at Mount Pleasant high
(Continued on page five)
New Pastor Will
Arrive Next Week
Mr. S. J. Miller and son, Paul, j
of Glendale Springs, were visi-i
tors In the city a few hours this
W. H. Benfield Is Appoint
ed As Pastor At Mora
vian Falls Charge
Qaaiity Cleaners, locai ary |
Ing esUbiishmengs, attend- [ Choirs From AH Sections Of Wilkes Are Invited To Attend
Ml a meeting of the Blue Ridge And Participate; Idea Was First Developed On Thanks
giving Day Last Year; Bumgarner Is Chairman
Cleaners Association at
, Matters pertaining to oper
ation of their plants under the
new code were discussed at
length by the cleaners.
The new code for cleaners and
4ycrs has already been approved
t.y President Roosevelt. A state-
A county-'wlde singing conven- i kesboro, Is chairman of the conn-
tion will be held at the court-1 ty-wlde association and J. A.
house In Wilkesboro on Thanks-1 Gilliam, of Hays, Is secretary,
gl-vlng Day, November 30, and The Idea of a county-wide sing-
choirs from various communities lug convention was developed
in Wilkes are expected to be on i last fall and the first meeting
Jiand’ to participate In the day's
uj t-rnDiuDu. — nroeram
irlde schedule of minimum prices *
Mt UP » few tlare ago and all j An Invitation Is extend^ to
the three local plants, Teague’s | all choirs, quartets and duete, the
Oleaders, Qnallty Cleaners
Iknd Redmon’s Cleaning Works,
H* operating under the code.
convention being open to all sing
ers who wish to attend.
DlnvlUe Bumgarner, of Wll-
was held, 'with much .success on
last Thanksgiving Day. The as
sociation met again on July 4
and the popularity of the occas
ion has requited in the . decision
to continue the county-wide coi^
Trap On An Owl
Charlie Ferguson, son of
Comity Accountant C. H. Fer
guson, is in possession of a
steel trap which he will return
to the owner If the latter will
notify him and idenUfy the
' ft came about this way, Fri
day niffht., a flock of chickens
at the Feiguson farm were dis
turbed and the next morning a
prize hen was found with her
head amputated. A little later,
young Mr. Ferguson observed
a Red (Hoot) Owl perriied on
the garden fence and, suspect
ing the night prowlmr as the
culprit of the chicken disturb
ance, he took a pot shot with
a rifle. Mr. Owl tumbled off.
Investigating his kill, it was
found that the owl, a very
large one, had a steel trap at-
tadied to one foot. Apparently,
the owl had been caaght on
some previous ni|^t and had
mnnA^^ed to pull the trap free
from its moorings. How many
days and nlghita the bird had
been hanling the trap and
chain around with him Is probr
Ferguson will be glad
to/send the tr^ to WOkeel^ro
hls fiitUei’ if tte ' '
iieai 111 nicj cuuixt,/ I — . ^
thus safeguarding the health of | school and sanitary''projects for*
the public and at the'same time!the rural dlstricU of the'counm.
set up a program of fuel econo-1 xhe men who ara.to be^^ilntS^
my, Is the opinion of Attorney C. ] on the payroll through the dV*
G. Gllreath, of Wilkesboro. And
Mr. Gllreath will have hundreds
of citizens throughout the county
to concur with .him.
While the federal government
Is doing much to put men to work
and is allotting thousands of dol
lars for all kinds of public work
in the state, Mr. Gllreath feels as
though the county would have lit
works program are to recelv*
from 45 cents to $1.10 per hbUT-
The projects must be undPr
way by December 1 and employ
ment will be cantinuous through
The program in Wilkes Is a part
of the gigantte civil works plan
announced a few days ago by
President Roosevelt and the ma-
LUUUKU »***«= ,, - A -
tie trouble getting a sum of mon- chinery has been set In motloix
. . . «« . .MxVItA
Dr. W. A. Jenkins, who was
appointed to succeed Rev. J. H.
Armbrust as pastor of North Wil
kesboro Methodist church, is ex
pected to arrive here next week.
He will move In the Methodist
parsonage soon after the Arm
brusts depart on Wednesday. .
Rev. W. H. Benfield, of Laurel
Springs, was named to succeed
R. H. Kennlngton as pastor at
Moravian Falls. Rev. Mr. Ken-
nington goes to Jonesirllle.*
The list of appointments of the
Western North ^Carolina Confer
ence will be found on page seven
of today's Issue of the Journal-
•y sufficient to place a depend
able heating system In the court
This is a movement that has
been before the county commis
sioners for the past several
years, and on one occMlon, It is
recalled, money was appropriat
ed for the heating plant in the
budget, but the money was not
D. J. Carter To Be la
Charge Kiwanis Program
D. J. Carter will have charge
of the program at the regular
luncheon of the Kiwante Club
tomorrow at Hotel Wilkes. A
large attendance of Klwanlans Is
95 Year-Old Stepson Is Wed To
M w W * UPtt _V mm ■■
Wid9w Of His Father Who Is 77
Unique Marriage Ceremony 18 Perforn^ In
ter of De^T. H. Settle By CBL^opaug^oIfl^
66; Bride And Groom Are Wttes Natiw
A stepmother became the wife
when Mrs. Carolina Shew, of
Call, was married to her 95-year-
old stepson, Pate Shew, of Call,
at the office of Register of Doeds
T. H. Settle at the county court
house in WUkeeboro yesterday
afternoon at 8;$0 o’clock. The
ceremony was performed by C.
„ jl, Tevepaugl}, lo^. justice of
’HjO peace, who Is 68- years, old.
widow, Mr. Shew became
stepson and husbandl r
The bride of the v 96-year-old
Call resldbnt te'T.T yi^ of age.
She' ■was quite young when she
married’ the father of her present
Justice Tevepangh btt per
formed hundreds of marriage
but the wedding of
ceremonies, uui. mo —i;r-—■-—, — *iti;
96 to 77 and of stepmother tojttns city, was a
stepson Is the ^Rost unique at
ma*;ri^TM'f;ti;r’stwhT^ he ever officiated.
so rapidly that the public has
not had time to fully grasp the
magnitude of the re-employment'
The re-employment cotnntmj^
is composed' of J. C. Reins, ;
Absher, N. B. Smithey, p. J-
Brookshire and Manager Wooten-
Twenty - Fifth Anniwersi^
Of General Motors Is
Bring Observed' '
A zone meeting of dealers In
General Motors products win
held In th® Chamber of Com
merce building In- Charlotte, l>lL. '
night and was attended by
employees of the Hafer Chev$o- .
let company, local Chevrolet
The meeting was In cf|eh(psttpgj^^a,
of the 26th annlvereary. of ., th«/^.
founding of General M6tb»:>nj^&,
sound pictures, dep^rifag;
growth of the mammoth -
corporation were ^"dm.
Imatety l.ooo pentei-
Chevrolet company wm«
Hafer, Miss Rachel Nichols, B--
H. Chtfreh', J. H. Altonde»i,®. J-v .
Pierao, W. H. B^w, WUllipeV
B. Hart, Leeter Wjwer and
Hutchens. Miss ^la fen
Chevrolet company at the ms~=^