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For C«nfr Offke
Past Prirtfi^Pi»ip Given
. Hnbbard Aj^ew leader
Active In Civic Affairs;
3. C. Reins, "wbo was recom-
Blended for airpolnitinent as
North WUkeeboro poatmaater
ThiuBdar i>r Congreesman Wal-
(Lambetli, liaa a long record of
part/ serrice and association
with pnblie affairs.
' At the time Congressman Lam
beth . announced the recommen
dation, it was made known that
Mr. Reins made the high^
grade among the applicants on
the examination recently held
under direction of the United
States CiTll Service Commission.
Hu was given the highest rating
on both business qualifications
and general knowledge of the
.‘^^' rnlee and regulations of the post-
^ ^ Mr. Reins’ political service In-
.cludee three races for county
p. office on the Democratic ticket.
R. G. F^ley wu installed aa
president of th^ iflorth Wllkes-
boro Klwanis Citfb and the past
f'- ;, He opposed Clerk of Court "Wm.
- ' A. Stroud for clerk of superior
ff'eourt In 1922 and was defeated
by a majority of a little more
'ihan 1300 votes. He was a can
didate for coroner in 192'6 and
I^A^aDd in 1932 he made the race for
the state legislature. In the Iswt
race he was defeated by less than
Mr. Relus is the present chair
man of the Democratic county
executive committee. He must re-
sign this position before taking
office as postmaster.
Mr. Reins will be 54 years of
ege In February. He is the son of
:'thb late Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Reins, of Wllkesboro.
Since he was 16 years of age,
.Mr. Reins has been engaged in
.the monument business. After
..-engaging in the business at Wll-
; ^kesboro for three or four years,
;rhei located in this city and has
•‘Birthday Balls” for Present
Roosevelt on Janussy 38t)i., will be
held in towns and Cities throughout
tlie country Col. Henry L. Bohsrty,
New York, is ehairmsa of the na
tional comm!ttee sponsoring the move-
menlv the returns to, go to the Warm
Springs. (Gs.) Foundation which is
to be endowed aa a aatioaal center
for the development of method of
treatment for iafhnrile paralyds, a
movement to sbieh the President has
lent much support Photos show
pTsSideat Roosewlt; a group of the
cheerful little patients at Wann
Springs and, lower right, the birthday ^
cake for the Prsddent
Man Thrown 20 Feet When 22 Sticks of
Dynamite Go Off; Lives to Tell Story
Jesse Thomas, dynamiter for which failed. Shortly after lunch
the state highway Brlson..camp at [Thomas said he attached a
Sandy Ridge, was in the Clinic ^ to the irghter charge and fired™
hospital last night wondering | it. Thinking that both charges
w'.iy he was there instead of be-‘had exploded, he said he went
Ing in an undertaking parlor. ‘ back to the scene after several
Thomas was standing tmmedl- minutes and was kicking some of
continued in business here. For
many years, he was also engaged
in tbe undertaking business.
On three occasions he has
■erved as a member of the board
.of city commissioners. His first
term, was in 1905 when he was
.' only 25 years of age. He was
I JW,' elected to the hoard again in the
’ early twenties and served for one
StT . ' term. He was elected to the
lf-1 ■ ■- .board for the third time in May
. Of 1931 and was re-elected last
year. At the present time, Mr.
Reins is chairman of the street
^mnlttee of the city board.
fn addition to membership on
thei ^ty board, Mr. Reins h.is al-
a^ aerved one term as a member
ot'flie board of trustees of the
aohools. being elected in
- ^ ^wmt. He is a past president of
-tha North Wllkesboro Klwanis
-the North. Wllkesboro post of-
flea pays $2,800, being in the
agaond class. TTie 15 per cent
salary reduotion brings the actual
pay down to $2,380.
ately beside a charge of 22 sticks
of dynamite when it went off
unexpectedly throwing him about
20 feet into the air, resulting in
his face being badly lacerated by
Tying debris, internal injuries
and a possible fracture of the
vertebrae at the hip joint. His
the debris aside with his foot
when the lower charge went off.
iHe regained consciousness after
being brought to the hospital in
a highway truck.
“The only reason I can figure
out as to why it didn’t kill me,’’
Thomas said, “was that the dyna-
eyes, although badly injured, • mite was left with only a shal-
may not be permanently impair- j low covering after the other
ed, in the opinion of attending, charge had gone off. Had it been
buried deeper I know I wouldn’t
be alive now.”
He said that although he had
physicians. An X-ray examination
to determine the full extent of
the injuries was to be made lat
er. it was reported.
Thomas, a short term prisoner j the past 15 years, he was at loss
at the camp, said he was work-1 to understand why both charges
ing with a crew In charge of i did not explode at the same time
Buck Goode, foreman, at the: or why the larger charge ex-
Jack Davis gravel pit, about eight j ploded after an Interval of sever-
miles south of Greensboro on the | al minutes.
Randleman road. The dynamite W. Capers White, division sup-
charge had been placed earlier in I ervlsor of the state prison de-
the morning, with a lighter J partment, and S. B. Ridge, camp
charge of eight sticks on top to | supervisor, interviewed Thomas
set it off. An attempt had been j last night in conducting an In-
made to fire it with a battery, | vestigatlon into the matter.
president’s button was pinned on
Dr. Fred C. Hubbard at Friday’s
luncheon of the KlwanfS'Cluh,
Outgoing president, Dr. Hub
bard, called the meeting to order
and after summariilng . briefly
the work of the various commit
tees for the past year, pinned the
president’s button upon his suc
The new president followed up
a suggestion made by Dr. Hub
bard and said his program for
the coming year was “a balanced
budget, new members and good
programs.” He urged Klwanlans
to strive for these things during
Several members started the
ball to rolling In the direction of
a balanced budget by paying
their first quarter dues.
Other officers of the club are
J. B. McCoy, vice prealdent, and
T. B. Story, aecrotary-treaaurer.
The board of directors is com
posed of P. W. Eshelman, D. J.
Carter, Qenlo Cardwell, F. 0.
Hubbard, W. B. Jones and J. R.
H. L. Story, of Marshall, was
the guest of Rev. Bugene Olive
at the luncheon and J. D. Hol
comb, of BIkin, was a visiting'
President Finley announced
the appointment of the following
committees to serve during the
' l«t Mr
adl. of PoTM,.
were tmitod in
b« 19, 1897, azo
the MBi^ of Itfo aa happy aa i
thrir iuMMyKoost daya.
Mr. and Mrs. BnaaeK gave a
dhwer a few days ago far their
near rdativea and cas-
gnttulatioBa were extCMed them.
The Porea bob caglple atill
live apm the farm where they
started honaekeeping in a little
log cabin 66 yeara ago, their
present home being on the aite
of the little eabfai whldi still is
a cherished memory.
Mr. and Mrs. Rusadi are 89
and 86, reapectlvely.
Smoot Denies Any of
At Home of Hih.'Pareiits .AM
As Soon As He Heard Aboift'
HANDWRITING EXPERTS TP STUDY
Sukido Tl^r>' b Comddered Ton
In Opinion of S^citor Jones; Hope To
This Week After Adtopsy Wednes^
SaaMnd Ptsf OkidM
State Master To
A. S. Vametta To Speak To
Grangers At Wilkesboro
On Friday Evening
TO BE AN OPEN MEETING
K O. FtWey,
chairman; 8. V. Tomlinson, T. B.
Finley and John R. Jones.
sponsor; Bill Sturdivant, chair
man; M. G. Butner.
Business Standards and Publi
city—D. J. Carter, eponsor: J.
R. Hlx, chairman: A. A. Finley
and J. B. Cassel.
Inter-Club and Goodwill—VJ.
E. Jones, sponsor; J. C. Reins,
chairman; C. W. Robinson, C. B.
Klwanis Education — Fred
Hubbard, sponsor: Dr. W. A.
Jenkins, chairman; Geo. Ken
Program — Ward Eshelman,
;, ., , sponsor: Eugene Olive, chalr-
jbeen work ng with dynamite for ^ ^ j „
A. S. Vannetta, state master,
will address the Wilkes Pomona
Grange at a meeting to be held in.
Wilkesboro school auditorium
Friday evening, January 12, at 7
Announcement that tha state
master would attend the Pomona
Grange meeting was made the
latter part of last week and the
meeting scheduled for Saturday
afternoon was postponed.
It is to be an open meeting and
the public Is cordially invited to
hear the address of Mr. Vannetta.
Besides the addrees of the
state master, the installation of
officers for the coming year will
Officers of the Pomona Grange
are: J. M. German, master; A. G.
Hendren, Overseer; T. W. Fer
guson, lecturer; Mrs. T. W. Fer
guson, secretary; M. A. Cocker-
ham, treasurer; Mrs. J. M. Ger
man, chaplain; Charlie German,
steward: Ray Hendren, assistant
steward; Miss Bonnie Barker,
lady assistant steward: Mrs. A.
G. Hendren, Pomona; Mrs. C. F.
Bretholl, Series: Miss Flora
Cockerham, Flora; Odell Cocker-
The clothes worn by winter
vacationists usually are forerun
ners of those which will be seen
on beaches and in vacalion camps
during the coming summer. The
play suit above, -worn by Mias
Frances Jones at Miami, consist
ed of 'Tyrolean in grey flannel
shorts, a concarnoon red shirt
and pleasant type hat.
Arrest of Andrew Siadol£/;^
ported sweetheart of fikM.
Childress, and tbe annou^
that tbe body of the glrt^
were tbe chief debeiopmell
the inrestigatioh of-the.
ions death of th« Wilkes .eoh>^ - \-
girl up to noon today®-
Considering the sulclw-
as too fantastic, Solicitor
R. Jones swore out a warrant!.:
the arrest^ of Smoot ai^ the ini^
rant was served- bg SchooMijili ’
Vs, officers Thursday.
The autopsy Wednesday it. tor
the purpose of tracing the coursA
of the bullet wbicli enda|^,..i^
girl’s life, Solicitor Jones
is believed that it can thea, bh
determined whether or not tK
girl could have kilted beiyegL
Following his arrest-in
field, where he was employeddto".'|
a wearer in a cotton mill,
was brought to the county JsR at
Wllkesboro by Sheriff RT. ’ B.
Somers and J. !H. Alexante.
Interviewed in the county Jatt'--
by a representative of The Jonn»4
al-Patriot, Smoot denied any ,
knowledge of the killing and do-
dared that h« was asleep at tte
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
GId Smoot, s mile or more dist
ant from the TOley resldencis,
when the tragedy took place.
Asked If there were anyone ■
Estate of Robert
Sum of $2,400.00
who could testify to his whef^^.
shouts,, Smoot said his mother.^^^
smalt sister and two other"
Settlement Is Agreed Upon
and Apiwoved By Commis
sioner T. A. Wilson
OTHER CASES HEARD
Dr. McNeill To
Address P.-T. A
' Hearings in several workman’s
I compensation cases were con-
! ducted here Saturday by T. A.
Wilson, a member of the State
Most important of thos-* set
tled was the case of Robert
Liqnor Hdpa Chicago
12-Yenr-Old Girl, Mother
Of 7-Pound, 9-Ouncc Baby
Syracur.5, N. Y., Jan. 6.—Mrs.
Ellen Marie Walsh, 12, became
the mother Tuesday of a
Jan, 5—A survey corn-
today by the Retail Fer-
Liquor Dealers association
iadieated that more than
fjMO has been placed in dr-
mnd 90,000 persons gi^^n
Chicago through moAffca-
the Vdsiead act aad ra
the 18th amendmenl The
te aaTS 4,000 basinem loca-
baVB been rented.
pound, nine-ounce' daughter in a
Syracuse hospital, a birth record
filed today disclosed. Mother and
child are doing well, hospital of-
ficials said tonight.
The young mother, fully de
veloped, and appearing a few
years older than her sworn age,
is the wife of Theodore Walsh, a
John L. Barber, Colored,
Dies In East WilkeshtH-o
John L, Barber, colored, of
Wilkesboro, was claimed by
death yesterday and funeral serv
ices will be conducsted tomorrow
from Rickard’s Chapel by Rev.
H. H. Bingham.
Barber was the son of tbe late
.Alfred Barber and Mary Barber.
He is &urvlvef by hli wife and
the following children: Gaither,
Pllo, Henry and Jura Barber,
Lura Parks and Alice Cone. TWo
and two sisters, Ida Grinton and
brothers, Bert and Willie Barber,
Lela Morrison, also survive.
Reception, House, Music —
Fred Hubbard, sponsor; T. B.
Story,. chairman: Pat Williams,
J. H. Whicker.
Underprlviledged Child and Vo
cational Guidance—Genlo Card-
well, sponsor; C. 0. McNeill,
chairman; C. B. Eller.
Finance — P. W. • Eehelman.
sponsor; M. G. Bntner, chairman;
B. El. Bller, J. D. Moore.
Public Appalrs and Good
Roads—J. R. Finley, sponsor; 8.
V. Tomlinson, chairman; J. R.
Win Speak on “Physical Ci«-
zenship”; l^th« To Be
Miss Sanders To
Visit In Wilkes
Promotional DeAconeos kv> Deliv
er Address At Pkiendshlp
CSinrch Tomorrow Ni|^
An address by Dr. J. H. Mc
Neill on “Physical Cltlienshlp”
will feature the January meeting
of the North Wllkesboro Parent-
Teacher Association which will
be held in the school andltorlnm
Thursday afternoon at 3:30
Citizenship is the general
theme for the year’s programe
and Dr. McNeill will discuss the
physical phase of the subject. A
general discussion will follow his
The meeting is expected to be
of unusual Interest and a large
attendance is expected.
dren were at the home. He
he had been out late the n ^
before and decided to sleep until,-,
he was called for by Brksine Par-
due with whom he planned t».
make the trip back to School-
fjeld. Pardue had told him, he
said, that they would return to
their work in Virginia either Set-
ui’day or Sunday,, and Smoot laSd
he remained at home waiting for
him all day.
Smoot said he got up abwt /S
o’clock in the afternoon, bkV'dtd
not hear of the girl’s death "tm-
til betweed 5 and 6 o’clock wbe»
his father came home. Mias Chil
dress’ death was ,“a shock” • to
him, Smoot said. He said he went
to the Tilley home Imme-
Ohurch, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. i dlately after hearing of the trmg-
R. Church, of Wllkesboro, whoi^jy, *
was killed in July of last year Questioned regarding his ra-
when the canopy at a
Oil Service Station in
latlonship with the girl, Smoot
told The Journal-Patriot
end of the city fell and hurled | sentatlve that he had known, her
him to the concrete pavement.
The case was settled by agree
ment, Mr. and Mrs. Church re-
since early lart spring and that
be had seen her a' number - of ^
times. He denied, however, that
celving $2,400. The young manjije had ever promised to get a.
was in the employ of the oil com-i^u^erce from his. wife or that he ■
pany at the time of the fatal ac-1 had promise to marry
Dr, Rot M, Brown Here
Iteturday On Business
L. Wm Meet
On January 22nd
Rum Runner Abandons Aiftomobde
And Cargo of Whiskey At Ronda
Miss U. M. Sanders, promo
tional deaconess of the Blue
Ridge-Atlantlc Conference of the
Methodist Bpiseopsl church, will
lecture at Friendship Methodist
church at Millers Creek tomor
row evening at 7:80 o'clock.
Announcement of her visit
was made this morning by Rev.
B. P, Greene, pastor. The public
is cordially invited*,to hear her.
Rev. Mr. Greene said.
Dr. Roy M. Brown, of Chapel
Hin, technical advisor and per
sonnel director of the State CWA
administration, was here Satur
day fOr a oonference with Mrs.
G. G. Foster, civil works admin
istrator for Wllkee, and others
The case of Joe Salmons, who
is alleged to have died from an
injury received while employed
at the Forest Furniture company,
was net decided by the commis
sioner. Salmons was injured on
August 4, 1933, and died 17 days
later of blood poisoning, alleged
ly the result of glue. He left a
widow'and seven children.
Compensation was denied Bd
Taylor who sought to recover for
an alleged rupture while working
for Gregory-Chandler and 'iibm-
pany, contraeton on Highway^lS
between Fairplalns and the AUe-
ghany county line. The clgim was
denh^ on the gioonds that Tay-
Childress. He said he' had' not
been living with his wife for
four years, although he salAshejg
was also emplcnred.
Smoot said he last jmir
Childress alive on Christmas’'!
The courteous manner showm
by Smoot toward his qneetionerm
and the readiness of hSa f
bas led Inveetigators t»'.Sno6
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_ leulee Of Stdde Is Now
DirectoM Wffl Be
Loses Way At Rmda and Flees When He Finds HimsdUT On
Side Street; 60 GaOdns of Liquor In Half-Ckdkm
Jars Poured Out By Deputy Md Wiles
Within A Year
Woiden Announces He Is Now Ready
To Register landlords and Fanners
Accepted Fridi^ XtJ
B. ■wnilams, secretary-Areas-
"of the North WTirea'wco
^ ywd Loan Association,
_aeed last week that the an-
neatlng of the association
elders will be held la the
on Monday evening,
jg, at 7:30 o'riock.
uw^nimeement. Mr. Wll-
tbe 44ih stock
-the report o
A rum runner, whose name. IS
still unknown to county offiaaia,
lost his nerve at Ronda Wa^MK
day evening and abandoned' his
aatomobile and cargo of Ilnaar;
when he found'himself oa a side'
Residents of tbe western part
of Ronda who intended to help
the motorist get on the right,
road MW only the form of the
rum rnnner aa his feet. carried
htm away from th« soene. In the
abandoned antomobile was found
$0 “gallons of com Whisky, put up
half-gallon fruit Jars.
Deputy Sheriff Old IVlles, who
was notified after the discovery,
and his son. Tan, poured ont the
whisky Wednesday night and
look the tight rmdster ba Marge.
Witnesses to the rum. raflmr*s
arrlvid said another antombbUe
was toltWing the llnuor ear
when ft came into Ronda and in
the light of events which follow
ed, they expressed the ppinlon
that the bootlegger thoogtit
was being cha8ed,_ ' -
Fear was ag^j^iworat
however, as no bhe ha3
PORES KNCm BoMe| 3, Jan.
6_Mrs. Clarenoe TaMer had a
flock of yaunc ddduM hatefaeti
ant JiHMiiiry a year ago,. One of
POIPOM Is To FM Out Those Who^Are Ib Nerf of gton
of Any Knd; F^unJIies Desfa:^ To 9^
fha pdMs paw
aad wanted ta "sai.” Hn. Ted
der cooMOted ta her wiahta mod
gave fha yanag hsn ill the egp
sink coaid MwthWft' The MK
^hed ii tlM mrn‘tt tfade
aad (Being: Peewftw one at hsc
a fcegau to imm Wa
air of eedtyM
R. L. Wootan, manager
WcM CeuDty Be-eatploTm
ftee anaonheei that Ms oMlM
Are AlsoUi*«d To R«^r
of I to tbs are arged„ Miu
Eleven men were
FrMay, ,lt , wa^'.'Vle
ent a ekluiee^
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