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larars For May
l|k '4'eiiB (rf Federal
Court Are Drawn
TonB Wffl CoBTetie In Wilke^’
boro May 21; Judge J.
J. Hayeis To Preside
TRY CRIBfINAL CASES
Jurors Are Drawn From AUe-
ghany> Ashe, Wilkes and
A list of tbe Jurors for the
* May term of federal court in
■Wllkesboro was released today
by Linvllle Bumgarner, deputy
■ ’The term, which is for the
trial of criminal cases, will con-
yene May 21. judge Johnson J-
Hayes, of Greensboro, will pre-
i4^ Counties composing this di-
f■T* vision are Alleghany, Ashe.
Wilkes and Watauga.
Cases from Alleghanv and
Ashe will he called first.
The jury list follows:
Alleghany County -— Hubert
R. C. Todd. Glade Valley. Rida
Pugh. Whitehead: Buine Douglj-
ton, Sparta: J. Raymond Miles,
Cherry I>ane: Ed Miller, Laurel
Springs; Robert Jolnes. Sparta;
R. C. Todd. Glade alley; Elda
Ashe County—Ira Hart, Lans
ing; D. C. Thompson, Laurel
Springs; S. C. Arnold, Jefferson;
W. M. Little, Husk; G. P. Houck,
Baldwin: Clint Dillard. Obids:
V , W. M. Eller, Creston; L. W.
Baker, Crumpler: M. C. Jones,
Warrensvllle; Bart Bare, Wago-
y Tier; J. E.’ Oirver. Fig; R. B.
Brown, Todd: Robt. H. Taylor,
Brown wood: Charlie Mock, Hem
lock; Venson McClure,.' Helton;
J. C. Burkett, West Jefferson.
Watauga County—Don Stokes.
Sherwood; D. R. Coffey. Blowing
Rock; L. L. Bingham, Boone:
Vance Culler. Boone; W. F. Mor
ris, Todd; J. H. Greene, Laxton;
Fred Winkler, Shulls Mills;
Louis Harmon. Beach Creek:
Hill Hagaman, Boone: Wade
Greene. Peoria; Dallas Wilson,
Reece; B. W. Farthing. Valle
Wilkes County—Zachary Fer
guson. Boomer; D. F. Whltting-
■■'J^lon. Maplesprings: Bumen Jar
vis, Wilkesboro; E. M. Dancy,
Reddies River; Tom Snyder, Mil
lers Creek: W. E. Sale, Ronda;
V. C .Cleary, Wilkesboro Route
2; Freddie Marley. Gilreath; Al-
ven Hlncher, North Wilkesboro;
D. F. Shepherd. Purlear; R. H.
Greene, Ronda Route 2; N. N.
^ Gankblll, Newlife; Canle Thomp-
Washington • . • William H-
Moran (above), is rated one of
Uncle Sam’s most valuable secret
service investigators. He reached
retirement age of- 70 late in March.
By special order. President Roose
velt retains him as chief for two
Is .Victim of
13-Year-Old Son Of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Tharpe Killed
SHOT THROUGH HEAD
Accident Takes Place At
Tharpe Home At Roar
Gallons of Liquor
Is Poured Out
Federal Officers Find It Stor
ed In Old IjOK House In
OWNER IS NOT FOUND
son, Harley; T. J. Walsh, Walsh;
M R. J. Hinshaw, North Wilkes-
''’^^boro; J. G. Woodruff, Dough-
ton; Com Miller, Vannoy; Tyre
Cothren. North Wilkesboro Route
2; B. C. Gray, Newcastle; T. S.
• ' Here Tuesday
An old log house, once the
domicile of a pioneer family, was
*.he storage house (or twelve hun
dred gallons of corn whiskey
which federal officers located
Operating in the Traphill seC:
tion, the officers came upon the
big stock of liquor and immedi
ately took charge of the supply.
The house is locate^^..a, jrp.pds
two miles soutliweaf''61 Traphill.
The whiskey was put up in
large barrels. Witnesses to the
destruction of the whiskey saw
the highly prized fluid trickle
through the floor and run down
At the price reported to pre
vail at the present time, the
stock of liquor is estimated to
be worth about $2,000 if sold at
Rev. Eugene Olive To Deliver
Literary Address; Three-
The unloaded gun claimed an
other victim yesterday when Ed
ward Tharpe. 14. of Roaring
River, was shot and killed In
stantly by his brother, Thomas,
who is a year younger.
The tragedy occurred in a
room of the Tharpe home while
other members of the family
were eattng the noon meal. The
younger boy was handling the
12-gauge shot gun which he
thought to be unloaded. He pull
ed the trigger and the gun di.s-
charged, the load striking Ed
ward In the head.
Funeral services for the acci
dent victim were conducted at 2
o'clock this afternoon at White
Plains Baptist church. Rev. Jim
mie Bryant and Rev. A. T. Par-
due were in charge.
The boy is survived by his
parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Tharpe and the following broth
ers and sisters; Mrs. Virgie
Sparks. Mrs. Zelpha Waddell,
Paul, Clyde. Grover, Thomas and
C- E. Brown, prominent young
Republican of Rock Creek town
ship, is considering entrance into
the race for the nomination for
the office of register of d,eeds.
C.E. Brown May
Enter Race For
Revival To Open
Young Man of Rock Creek
Township Is Discussed
For Settle’s Post
Rev. A. E. Watts, of Taylors
ville, To Assist Bullis In
A two-weeks’ revival meeting
will open at Hinshaw Street
Baptist church Sunday evening.
Rev. H. A. Bullis, pastor, an
nounced the meeting today and
stated that Rev. A. E. Watts, of
Taylorsville, will assist him In
The Taylorsville minister is
an outstanding evangelist and
local Baptists will be interested
to learn that they will have the
opportunity to hear him.
C. E. Brown, prominent young
Republican of Rock Creek town
ship, is seriously considering en
trance into the race for the nomi
nation for Register of Deeds, ac
cording to his friends who have
dUcussed the matter with him.
Mr. Brown is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. M. H. Brown, of Rock
Creek, and is therefore, a mem
ber of a staunch Republican fam
ily. He recently graduated from
State College, Raleigh. He at
tended Mountain View high
school and Mars Hill College be
fore entering State where he stu
died the past two years.
Friends of Mr.. Brown have
given him much encouragement
and think he has a splendid
chance of getting the nomination
(or the place now held by T. H.
Settle, who has not announced
whether he wilL again seek the
^To Be Spoored By Legion
and Auxiliap^; Swanson
To Furnish Music
A square dance, which is ex
ited to bring together many of
lOse who once knew the Virginia
; reel in the old days as well as the
younger folk who have taken up
ji the dance since it returned to pop-
I;. . olarity, will be given at the
i . Legion-Auxiliary club house to-
ituMTow evening. The dance stasis
at 8:80 o’clock-
^ Ralph Swanson, of Boomer.
T T will bring his. string band to fur
I The dance is sponsored by the
p- Legion and Legion AiixUiary.
A three-da.v commencement
program (or Traphill high school
was announced Saturday by Sup
erintendent D. R. Wright.
Beginning Saturday evening,
April 28, with the senior class
play, “Bound To Marry,” the pro-1
gram reaches a climax Monday
evening with the literary address
by Rev. Eugene Olive, pastor of
the First Baptist church of
Following the play Saturday
evening at 8 o’clock, ■.trill be the
baccalaureate sermon delivered
by Rev. Mr. Shaw, of Traphill,
at the school auditorium Sunday
morning at 11 o’clock.
The ^graduating exercises will
precede the literary address
Monday evening. The exercises
start at 8 o’clock.
Final Program Of Year Will Be
Held .\t Hotel Wilkes; Large
W. H. CLARK RETURNS
FROM MANAGERS MEET
Dr. Newton Named
W. H. Clark returned last
night from a meeting of Penney
Store managers in Atlantic City.
Mr. Clark, who ts manager .of
the local store, was away tor
The Wilkes County School
masters Club will hold its final
meeting of .the 1933-34 scholas
tic year at Hotel Wilkes tomor
row evening at 7:30 o’clock.
This will be a banquet meet
ing and a large number of teach
ers is expected to be present.
An excellent program has been
arranged for the occasion.
Zone Meeting To
Be Held Tomorrow
Methodist Church MLssionar)' So
cieties To Gather .\t Union
Clturch For Meet
Woman’s Missionary Societies
of Methodist churches In this
zone will gather at Union Meth
odist church west of the city to
morrow for a zone meeting.
The meeting will convene at
10 a. m. and be In session until
after the noon hour.
0. C, Holland, Widey Known Speaker,
To Speak At Union Service In City
Ibai Dowd Nann^s Him To
M>k After He»Mh Ot Feder
al Prisoner* In Wilke*
Dr. W. K. Newton, prominent
l^cJocal physician and president of
" the Wilkes Medical Society, has
been appointed physician for the
federal prisoners In Wilkes coun
ty and has already taken up his
duties,in that capacity.
Dr. Newton’s appointment was
[«ade%r W. T. Dowd, saarshai of
* the middle North Carolina dls-
-uni.-:*:-';, 'i* ■ ',-'v
Tennessee Man To Address Meeting At Presbyterian Church
Wednesday Evening At 7:30;. No Service To Be
Held At Other Churches of the City
C. C. Holland, of Cleveland.
Tenn., secretary of the National
Business Men’s Evangelistic
Clubs, will deliver an address at
a union mid-week service to be
held at the Presbyterian church
here on Wednesday evening at
T;30, Announcement of the serv
ice was made by the Wilkes
EvangellBtic Club, which Is spon
soring the service.
Mr. Holland is one of the out
standing leaders In the evange
listic club organisation In the
nation and has the reputation of
being a speaker of unusual abil
ity. He has gained national
prominence In the work of the
Business Men’s Evangelistic club.
There will be no services on
Wednesday evening In the other
churches of the- city, all congre-
j gations planning to unite In the-
service at the Presbyterian In
order that ail may havb an op
portunity-to hear the noted lead
er in evangellstle work, h
Board Rules On
jocal Labor Union Unjusti
fied In Calling For
Closed Shop Here
Atlanta, April 13.—The re
gional labor board today found
the North Wilkesboro union of
the United Brotherhood of Car
penters and Joiners of America
was not Justified In calling a
strike at the plant of the Ameri
can Furniture company.
The board also held that the
charge of the union that the
company was guilty of intimida
tion and discrimination was not
sustained by the evidence and
that the union did not sustain
the charge that Quincy Yates
was discharged because of union
Directed To Comply
The company was directed to
comply with all provisions of
Section 7-A ot the National Re
covery act and the employes
were given the right to organize
any association they desired (or
collective bargaining but were
ordered not to attempt to coerce
employes Into Joining such an
organization or to interfere with
them because of their refusal to
The company was ordered to
treat with dufy elected officers
of any organization formed by
the employes but the right to
(Ire or discharge employes was
reserved exclusively for the com
If any employe Is discharged
and representatives of the union
and company find he was not at
fault he must be reinstated with
nay for time he missed. In laying
off employes, seniority, ;,|>ial>iUty
and merit shall be conslitored.
A board of arbitrators w^
VOoBtinued oB page four)
North Wnkesboro ■ Receives
$50,000 To Make Improve
ments In System
TO BUILD RESERVOIR
New Pump Houses, New
Pumps and Other Equip
ment To Be Added
North Wllkenboro’s application
(or a loan of $50,000 to Improve
and enlarge the water system
was approved Thursday by the
Public Works Administration.
PWA officials had the applica
tion on (lie foi several weeks,
city authoriti«!8 having voted
early this year to seek a loan for
Plans for the Improvement
project were drawn several weeks
ago, but some slight changes may
be made, an official said Friday.
The $50,000 loan will be used
to place two tanks or reservoirs
and double the present capacity.
A new standpipe or reservoir will
be placed beside the present
standpipe on the hill.
Pump houses, new pumps and
other equipment will be purchas
Local Attorney Furdft^tm lB-
terMtiog Facts Regardteg
WOULD crow5 “OCjfeir
Million DoBaiTB Doiinir
Past Ten Years
Wilkes Men At
Wenatchee. Wash , . Roberta
Hensel (above), pretty 16-year-old
high school girl, has been chosen
queen of Blossom Land to rule
over the annual Apple Blossom
Festival here which comes ranch
earlier this year, due to a mild
Robert M. Brame
Of Election Board
Temporary Organization Is
Perfected By Voters In
' Succeeds Joe M, Pearson As
Chairman of Body; J. C.
Grayson Is Secretary
Five Wilkes men attended a
meeting, of the North Carolina
Voters League at Salisbury .Sat
urday as representatives of the
temporary organization which
was set up Friday evening. Those
going were: R. W. Goode, W. H.
Lovett, J. T. Mahaffey, Claud K.
Key and J. A. Miller.
A state organization was per
fected at the Salisbury meeting.
Wilkes voters met Friday eve
ning at the courthouse and
elected delegates to the state
meeting. They did not complete
tbe county organization, but will
meet again soon to complete it
by electing permanent officers.
Auto Parts Firm
Is Opened Here
NAME OFFICIALS SOON
Wilkes Motor Supply Com
pany Opens In Philips
Building On Tenth
Announceme«\ of the open
ing of the Wilkes Motor Supply
company in the Phillips build
ing on Tenth Street Is made to
The new business house has
stocked a complete line of auto
parts and supplies and will cat
er to wholesale trade in this
W. H. Duhling, an experienced
automobile parts man, is man
ager of the company. Tom
Greene is outside salesman for
Radio Sales C/ompanv
Secures Norge Agency
The Radio Sales company has
secured the agency (or the new
Norge electric refrigerator and
now have the new models on dis
play in their show rooms. This
refrigerator is proving popular
with the housewives who have
inspected it and the public Is
cordially invited to visit the lo
cal company’s place of business
and look toe new models over.
The Wilkes County Board of
Elections, recently appointed by
the state board, met Saturday at
the courthouse in Wilkesboro
and perfected Its organization.
Robert M. Brame, Jr. new Dem
ocratic member, was elected
chairman, succeeding Joe M.
Pearson. J. C. Grayson, new Re
publican member, was elected
secretary, succeeding E. B. Bark
ley. Joe M. Pearson, of Moravian
Falls, Democrat, who has been a
member of the board (or several
years. Is the third member.
The board will meet again
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’
clock in the offices of the Brame
Drug company (or the purpose
of appointing registrars and
Judges (or the coming primary
Mr. Brame stated this morn
ing that the board desired to call
the attention of prospective can
didates for county offices to the
rules and regulations for filing.
All candidates must (lie with
some member of the board prior
to 6 p. m. on May 5. No applica
tion will be accepted after that
Candidates for sheriff, clerk
of Superior court and register of
deeds must deposit one-half of
one per cent of the yearly salary
as a filing fee. All other candi
dates (or non-salaried Jobs, such
as running (or county commis
sioners, magistrates, constables,
etc., must deposit $1.00.
Applications must be made on
a standard form which may be
procured from any member of
Mob Views Victim
Through a screaming, clawing
mob of 10,000 curiosity seekers,
the body of Dorette Zletlow, vic
tim of a 13-year-old abductor,
was carried from a flowor-fllled
^hapel Friday at Chicago, placed
In a white hearse and driven
away to be burled In Concordia
Membership Revival To Be Hdd
At First Baptist Church April S-27
Dr Ctay L Hvdsoii, of NaahviBe, Tenn, To Be In Choffe of
Series of Servkes; Projfraai For Entire Week An
nounced By Rev. Eugene OBve, lister'
. ■ - , atf..
A membership revlvsl will
conducted at the- First Baptl^
ehnrek next week, Revv Bngene
Olive, pastor, annouDced today.
Dr. Clay 1. Hudson, of Nash-
vlller Tenn., a secretary of the
department of church adminis
tration of the Baptist Sunday
School Board, will l^ad'ln the
revival and a^k to the, various
classes and conterences.
T.hf) -meeting will
and ooottiii|e through .
TiuL^iff^nilia of .
9:00 a. m. Sunday School Ot-
firers uid Teachers will meet.
9:46 a. m. Ths Teaching Serv
ice of the church.
10:60 a. m. Worship Service.
Sermon: “The Foundation For a
New Testament Ofanreh.”
6:30 p.^ m. Conferehce *lth ail
m. Address to the en-
(OoBtiBned on five)
(Continued on page five)
Dr. Deans Named
On State Bmu’d
Appointed Membet-.of - Board
of Examinei’s In Optome
try For 5-Year Term .
Dr. J. S. Deans, optometrist of
this city, was named a m^ber
of the state board of examiners
in optometry in the state conven
tion of optometrists held In 'Ra
leigh last week.
Dr. Deans was named on the
important board (or a term of
five years. It Is the duty oLAhe
board of examiners to prepare
and give examinations for those
applying for licenses to practice
optometry In the state, ft isnoa-
aldered quite a distinct hojpr to
any optometrist Who Is ptotod cm
the board , and Meade ed Dir.
Deans Join MBitny fa eomPNHh-
latlng him ok- the of
his being so honored tktr- oth
er men ot his professtsa in the
An Apple Blossom Festi-val stag
ed amid the grandeur of ap]^
blossoms on the Brushies was as^
gested today in a statemei^ tssaed
for publication by Andrew H.
Casey, prominent local attorney.
Terming the apple industry
Wilkes county’s greatest money
producer, Mr. Casey pointed ent
that fruit growers of Wilkes re
ceived approximately $3,000/100
for their apples in the past ten
'There are 760,000 apple trees
bearing fruit with an annual pro
duction of more than 300,000 bush
els, he said.
In view of the fact that many
sections stage apple blossom festi
vals. Mr. Cas«-y expressed the
' opinion that such an event for
Wilkes would be excellent advertis
ing, and profitable to the fruit
growers and citizens generally.
Mr. Casey’s statement follows:
“Th's is the time of year when
many sections of the country are
having ‘Peach Blossom Festivals,'
‘Cherry Blossom Festivals’ and
spring blossom festivals. Almoet
every year in the northern part of
Virginia they have an ‘Apple Blos
som Festival’ at which time they
crown some beautiful maiden as
‘Queen of Apple Blossoms’ and
Georgia holds it ‘Peach Blossom
Festival.’ The newspapers of the
country give these festivals a
great deal of publicity and yon
hear more said about them and the
beautiful orchards of fine fruits
grown in the different sections of
the country than at any time dpr*
ing the remainder of the year.
“Here in Wilkes county we pro
duce the finest flavored fruits to
be found anywhere in the United
States. The soil, the altitude and
the climatic conditions give the
fruit growers of Wilkes county a
decided ad;vantage over any other
section of the country. JV’e hare
in Wilkes county alone more than
700.000 apple trees bearing fruit.
We produce annually more than
300.000 bushels of apples and over.
a period of ten years the fruit
growers of Wilkes county have re
ceived an average of $1.00 . per
bushel for their apples. These
Wilkes fruit growers have received
during the past ten years more
than $3,000,000 for their apple
crop alone; and yet, we have only
begun to scratch the surface so
far as ^obta^ing our possibilitiee.
We are not producing more than
one-twentieth of the amount that
we might produce. We have great
possibilities for more and larger
orchards which would mean more
homes and happier homeSf , more
ThtMnasriUe Wins _
ThomasviUe high schqoir rep
resenting the affirmative; side of
the qnery that the United States
should adopt the essentlat fea-
JWM of the British system of
yadio control and 'Operation; won
the state championship anj^thw
Jtycotdt Memorial cup
Hill Friday evening.