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The Journal-patriot. (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) 1932-current, December 17, 1934, Image 1

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TRe Jourhal-PatriSl^.blazedliie trail of progress in the "State of^i&^”'f»§8Yea*fc '■ ■-• '’'■*■♦11^' m^^ihsra' ■‘~• T-' W ■ -ir T-lrv: C J • }.■? - :,-«^—r rT' it ^ VOL. XXIX, NO. 20 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., MONDAY, DEC. 17, 1934 * ——g* e: ^1.00 IN THE STATE-IUO OUT OF iL Is Being Set Up In North Wilkeshoro J£ NEWS OF STATE AND NATION Bandita Get $2,500 Wlorcester, Mass., Dec, 16.— Three armed bandits tonight robbed the business office of the woteester Telegram and Eve- d!|^ Gazette of about $2,500. KlUed By Live Wire Hendersonville, Dec. 16. — Conrad Henry Menecken, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Menecken was electrocuted accidentally last night when he touched a power line while climbing a tree to ar range a fireworks display. if Unemployment Insurance Washington, Dec. 15.—An un employment insurance plan und er which the employer would bear the full expense—by means of a payroll tax—gained the ap proval today of President Roose velt’s economic security advisory IPouncil. $»,000,000 P\>r PW.\ Chapel Hill. Dec. 16.—More than $9,000,000 has been spent in North Carolina on approved PWA projects to date. Dr. Her man G. Baity, state PWA admin istrator and former dean of the university engineering school, re ports. !) Paying Bills Promptly St. Louis, Dec. 16.—A month ly survey by the National Retail Credit association shows that the buying public, for the third con secutive month, is paying bills more promptly and buying more from retail stores, the associ ation reported today. District Supervisor Enters New Duties Five Office Rooms On Sec ond Floor Bank of Noi'th Wilkesboro Are Used Buslne.s.s Is Brisk ,«^w York, Dec. 16.—Business ciJIckened its pace as it came to the home stretch of 1934 this week. Retail trade was stimulat ed by favorable weather and reached the best levels in three or four years in many sections of the country, as the crest of the wave of Christmas buying ... approached. Killed In Auto Wreck High Point, Dec. 16.—Paul Fields, eight-year-old son of .Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Fields, of Greens boro, route three, died this aft ernoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Guilford General hospital here from injuries sustained when the automobile in which he was riding with his parents turned turtle on the Jamestown curve this morning at 1 o’clock. Miss Victoria Bell, recently named relief administrator* for six counties with headquarters at North Wilkesboro, arrived this morning and has begun work in setting up the district office here. Five office rooms on the sec ond floor of the Bank of North Wilkesboro building are being furnished for the relief office and '•’lief officials stated this morni ,g that the organization will be able to begin operations some time this week. Waller Wynne, field representative of the ERA, is assisting in the or ganization of the district office. Mr. Wynne slated this morn ing that the other members of the personnel of the office are being selected and the positions can be announced within a few days. In addition to the admin istrator the district office will have the following key positions: social service supervisor, dis bursing officer. rehabilitation supervisor and statistician, with assistants and the necessary of fice force. Miss Bell wa.s named last week as administrator by Mrs. Thomas O’Berry, state relief administra tor. Miss Bell is a native of Wilkes County, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank lin Bell, of the Ronda commun ity. For several years she did j social service work in Haywood County and during the past sev en years has been ddiiig the same kind of work In Catawba. She had been county relief ad ministrator there since the be ginning of the ERA in North Carolina. She is well qualified by training and experience to fill the post as district administra tor. This district is composed of Wilkes, Watauga, Ashe, Alle ghany. Surry and Yadkin coun ties. Sorts Gold Ri#i Los Angeles . . . George L. Holmes (above), graduate of the lUniveralty of Southern Califor nia, whose new gold mine, The Silver Queen, has started the latest gold rush In the Mojave sector. It is reported Holmes has sold his mine to a South African Syndicate for $3,500,000. Headquarters For Farm Census Are Now Established Enumerators To Begin Work In This Congressional Dis trict Jan. 2 Mrs. J. L. Clements’ Kinderkarten Class Makes Window Display X Predicts Passage B»nu.s Washington. Dec. 16.—Early approval of the cash bonus bill by majorities in both house and senate larger than necessary to override a presidential veto was forecast today by leaders of the veterans’ bloc. At least ,300 house members and 70 senators are pledged to vote for the caSh payment of the bonus,’’ Repre- • sentative Wright Patman. Demo crat, Texas, today said. A very interesting window dis play for the holiday season is that prepared by Mrs. J. L. Clements’ kindergarten class and now on display in a show wln- ! dow of Carter-Hubbard Publish- ' ing Company on Ninth Street. The display consists of vari ous kinds of toys, all of which were made by the children of pre-sehoo! age. The public is in vited to look over the display in order to gain some idea of the training the children are giver, in kindergarten. Farm census headquarters for the Second Census District of North Carolina have been estab lished at Lexington, according to an announcement by D. J. Car ter. district census supervisor. Thi.s district includes the coun ties of Anson, Davidson, Davie, Hoke. Lee. Montgomery, Moore, Riclimnnd, Scotland, It n i o n, Wilkes and Yadkin. The actual work of taking the census is scheduled to begin Jan uary 2. 1935. William L. Au:j$in. Director, Burea of Hie Census, urges all farmers and ranchers who have not received a sample copy of the schedule to procure one at the earliest possible moment so that they may give careful study to the questions and be pre pared to give full and accurate information when the enumera tor calls. Copies may be obtain ed by writing to the district supervisor. The schedule Is divided into eight basic sections comprised of one hundred questions covering practically every phase of the agricultural industry. Of course, every farmer will not have to answer $11 of these questions, on ly those pertaining to his parti cular lines of activity. The ques tions will cover the calendar year 1934. The enumerators will make inquiry as to farm tenure; farm acreage, which Includes all crop land, all pasture land and all farm woodland; the total value of the farm; acreage and yield of each of the principal field (Continued on back page) Teachers, P.-T. A. and Kiwanis Club Are Entertained By Lighting Program City Schools To Close _ Wednesday For Holidays Quintuplet.'i Ciet Rum few York. Dec. 16. — For hl^mas, each of the five Dion- ^quintuplets of Callender. Ont., 1 receive a miniature bottle of Q, labelled ‘‘not to be opened ;il your 21st birthday.” A Ja- ica firm, announcing tonight t it had dispatched the gifts, de no mention of the con- versy Dr. Roy Allan Dafoe J he had aroused in temper- ■e circles by Including rum in infants’ early diet. .Asks States To Help Washington. Dec. 15. The ministration was shown today be using the prestige demon- •ated at the November election an unprecedented effort to in- lence the states to enact laws inforcing several phases of the w deal. "With 42 legislatures meting next month. President (osevelt himself and prominent smbers of his official advisory mily have been urging state rislation. t o facilitate NRA de enforcement, provide for lemployment Insurance, maxl- jm hours and minimum wages, d tp make the and hous- I programs more effective. \ortIi Wilkesboro city sch(M>l will observe ChrLstinas liolidays from December 10 until January 2, it was an- nouncetl this morning by .SujU. \V. D. Halfacre. Wednesday of this week will be the last day of .school until Wednesrtity, January 2. New Deal Fruit Store Is Open For Business Lighting Expert And Home Economist Of S. P. U. Put On Demonstrations The New Deal Fruit Store, new firm recently established by | Mrs. Clayton Woodie, is now open for business in the store building between Princess Cafe and City Barber Shop on Main Street. All kinds of fruits and nuts (or the holiday season are being sold by the New Deal Store. The patronage of the ,>abiic is re-i spectfully solicited by the firm. Kills Four Hogs; Has 1600 Pounds Of Meat A. R. Miller, well known res ident of Vannoy postoffice, rings up another record In hog killing this winter. Mr. Miller butchered four hogs, each one year old last week, atd now he has 1600 pounds oi meat on hand—each hog tipping the scale at 400 pounds. W. n. Alley, lighting special ist, and Ivliss Addle Malone, home economist of ftie Southern Public Utilities Company, were in this city the latter part of the week and gave four programs of much interest on “Conservation of Eyes in the Home and in the School.” The first program was given before the North Wilkesboro Parent-Teacher Association on Thursday afternoon. On Friday at noon they gave a similar pro gram before the local Kiwanis Club. Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, director of high school inspec tion. was a guest of the club and made some very complimentary remarks about the program and its benefits, concluding with an invitation to Mr. Alley and Miss Malone to give the same pro gram before thg Wilkes County teachers meeting at Wilkesboro Saturday morning. The program consisted of talks by Mr. Alley and Miss Malone, illustrated by slides showing the right kind of light for conserva tion of sight. Thd program was very interesting and was well re ceived by the Parent-Teacher As sociation, The Kiwanis ciab and (Continued on back page) Wilkes Fanners j j ••Doctot to Quintupleta j AAACr^PI^ Only One Dissenting Tobacco Farmer Out of About 250 Casting Votes FAVOR COTTON CONTROL Ninety Per Cent of Com-Hog Contract Sixers Want Control Plan are Farmers of Wilkes county enthusiastic over the present policies of the agricultural adjust ment administration, if the ballot ing during the past few days is an accurate indication. Out of about 250 tobacco farm ers in Wilkes county who have voted so far on the question, “Do you favor tax on flue-cured tobac co for the crop year beginning May 1, 1935, as provided in the Kerr-Smlth act?” there was no one voting "no” and the AAA plan carried unanimously. Polling places on the tobacco quection were located at Denny- ville schoolhouse, Little Mountain schoolhouse and Oak Ridge school- house on Thursday, at which time more than 200 cast votes. Tobac co farmers who did not vote on Thursday may vote at any time between now and Friday at the office of County Agent A. G. Hen- dren in Wilkesboro. A recent referendum was held among the farmers on the question of whether or not the same pro gram would be carried out in 1935 and 1936. Only those who signed the contracts for this year were eligible to vote and the bal loting showed about 90 per cent of the contract signers favoring continuation of crop control for corn and hogs. It is conceded that crop reduc tion b“nefit payments have greatly helped many fanners, while the corresponding increase in prices of farm products is attributei to reduction contracts and the allot ment plan. Wilkes county cotton farmers voted preponderantly in favor of the Bankhead law in the refer endum Friday. The polling place was at C. L. Comer's store. Christmas Che^^om Will Rimmber Needy Children' At Christmas Benelit S^ow On- Ttiwi^&y Mimimg Benefit Show On Saturday Morning Legion Auxiliary To Sponsor Show For Needy; Admis sion Will Be Food On Saturday morning. Decem ber 22, the Wilkes unit of the American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a show at the Liberty Theatre for the benefit of the needy. The admission price to see the performance will be food. Any person wishing to see the show may gain admission by carrying along a quantity of non-perish able foodstuffs. The person at tending may give as much food as he or she wishes and can be assured that it will be used to a good advantage by the auxil iary. The show will begin at 9:30 and will consist of a number of comedies with some of the most celebrated comedy characters on the screen. The program will be especially adapted to children and will also he very entertain ing for adults. William Barber Is Game Warden Took Up Duties As Warden For Wilkes County Satur day; Succeeds Mnton William Barber, well known citizen of Wilkesboro, has been appointed game warden for Wilkes County. He began his du ties in that capacity Saturday, December 15. Mr. Barber will sell hunting licenses and look after enforce ment of game laws in Wilkes County. He has designated Moore’s Market as a license deal er in North Wflkesboro. Mr. Barber succeeds H. G. Minton as game warden for the county. Representatives of the state department of conservation and development were in this city Saturday to administer the oath of office to Mr. Barber. To York go from Boston to New in 1775 by stage required “No Empty Stocking This Christmas” Is Slogan Of Cheer Committee New York . . . The wonders ol New York’s sky-scrapers fail ed to Impress Dr. Allan g^^afoe (above), Canadian country phy sician, who brought* the Dionne quintuplets into the world. He came here to lecture. Highsmith Tells Teachers About New Curriculum Wilkes County Teachers Will Work On Art In Preparing Course Of Study Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, of the state department of educa tion, addressed the teachers of Wilkes County in meeting Sat urday morning at the courthouse in Wilkesboro. His address was on the subject of "The New Cur riculum.” Prof. C. B. Eller, county sup erintendent of scliooKs, presided over the meeting. Prof. T. E. Story led in singing “Silent Night” and conducting the de votional. W. D. Alley, lighting specialist of the S. P. U. Com pany, gave a most interesting program on school and home lighting. Dr. Highsmith was then in troduced and told how teachers of the state are to work out a new curriculum for the schools and that “Art” has been assign ed to Wilkes. Each district com mittee in the county is to work out its part and submit its find ings to the central product com mittee, composed of Geo. M. Hill, Miss Beatrice Holbrook and Mrs. Pearl Hartley. Prof. T. E. Story, secretary of the Wlilkes County branch of the North Carolina Educational As sociation, reported that 175 Wilkes teachers had become members of the state body. City Licenses Plates Are Now On Sale Automobile license tags for the town of North Wilkesboro are now being sold along with state licenses at the license bu reau at the Yadkin Valley Motor Company. Car and truck owners in this city are reminded that they must display city tags on January 1. “No empty stockings this Christmas” is the slogan of the North Wilkesboro Christmas Cheer Committee, which was formed lastsniKht In a Joint meeting of committees from the Baptist, Methodist and Presby terian churches of the city. At the suggestion of Mayor J. A. Rousseau, W. D. Halfacre, superintendent of the city schools, called a meeting of the pastors of the three leading churches and organized tor Christmas Cheer work. Each pas tor named five members of bis church to act as a committee. It was decided that the Christ mas Cheer activities this year be restricted to children of families on the relief list or in such a way that all children can be vis ited by Santa Claus. This year the committee will not make a drive for cash con tributions but is asking that any people who will donate toys or fruits call Mr. Halfacre or Mrs. H. V. Wligoner. Candies, nuts, raisins, fruits and toys will make up the Christmas packages for the underprivileged children. Benefit Show Tlmrsday By special arrangement with the New Orpheum Theatre a Christmas Cheer Benefit show will be given at the New Or pheum on Thursday morning at ten o’clock. W. J. Allen, manager of the theatre, has arranged a performance of especial Interest for the children and the only ad mission charge will be a toy for each show attendant. The point is emphasized, however, that the toys must be in good condition because the Christmas Cheer Committee will not have time to repair the toys before they must be distributed to the children. The committee wishes to ex press appreciation to Mr. Allen for putting on the show and asks all who can to contribute toys and attend the performance. The committees from the var ious churches are as follows: Baptist—Mrs. C. E. Jenkins, Mrs. A. P. Kilby, Mrs. A. H. Casey, Mrs. C. B. Eller, Mrs. Frank Tomlinson and Mrs. J. I. Myers; Presbyterian — Richard Finley, E. A. Shook. Mrs. Will Blair, Miss Louise- Vyne, and Mrs. Bess Gordon Finley Grier; Methodist—Mrs. H. V. Wagoner. Mrs. J. D. Schafer, Mrs. W. R Newton, Mrs. J. M. Crawford and Mrs. Lane Atkinson. Headquarters of the Christ mas Cheer work will be located in the store building next door to Spainhour’s Shoppe in the Call Building at the corner of B and Ninth streets. Willkes County’s lino who wore the grey in the War Be tween the States grows ^shorter and shorter, as shown by the number of pension check* dark of Court C. C. Hayes has reeefr- ed for distribution. The checks arrived last are waiting at the office ot ikiA of court for sixteen r^m*, 20 class "A” widows, 24^ "B” widows and one servazit. The checks are for one balS year and total S7.220. Howemr, two veterans’ checks are made out to veterans who have swered the last summons sfnee the June payment was aaad*. Sixteen checks to veterans total S2.920; 20 class “A’’ widows |S,- 000; 24 class “B’’ widows $1,- 200; 1 servant $100. Mr. Hayes asked those who are entitled to receive checks to call for them at his office in the courthouse. Conference Od NRS Held Here Mass Meeting Held To Ascer tain Sentin';ent Regarding Continuation of NRS A meeting attended by repre sentatives of the city and coun- ty^governments and other inter- Everett Wiles Given Ten Years In Federal Court at Greensboro ested citizens was held at the city hall on Friday night to ascertain the sentiment of the people re garding continuation of the Na tional Re-employment Service, a branch office of which is located in this city. ■ H. P. Williams, of Raleigh, a representative of the United States Department of Labor, was present and addressed the gath ering. He explained many of the benefits being derived from the re-employment service. The people present expressed them-' slves as being in sympathy with continuing the service. The NRS was established as a temporary onganization to han dle eWA and PWA placements and the entire cost is being borne by the national government. 'The service in North Carolina cost the government $175,000 per year and if it is continued the state will be asked to put np $75,000. It is pointed out that the NBS has a beneficial effect in localix- ing labor on PWA projects and prohibits contractors from bring ing in their organized crews and 1 throwing employment away from I local people. Those present for j the meeting Friday liight stress- ! ed this point, especially in view I of the fact that the Great Scenic I Parkway, the bigge.st project of I the Public Works .Adtirnlstra- Hauling I "’*** traverse Wilkes and Pleads Guilty To Passing Counterfeit Money and naming | Liquor; Confesses Killing Constable in Rock Creek Town-. counties, ship; Expressed Willingness to be Tried on Murder Charge; l j £ Spainhour Back Associates Get Prison Sentences | ' prom Buying Trip North Everett Wjles outlawed for. asked that provdsion be made' ^ ^ Spainhour, head of the three years fc^ the killm- of Con- whereby this could be done Judge g stable C. A. Wyatt m Rock Creek Hayes sta.^d he would lend evcr>- possible aid to have him returned, if so requested by the state. Dewey Wiles, brother of Ev-1 northern markets • erette, and Boss Absher, were al.soi , V i, i. found guilty of the charges tol 'V h.le on the tri.n he bought township in fiis county, w'as sen tenced in federal court at Greens boro last \/eek to 10 years in the federal penitentiary at Atlanta on a chaige of counterfeiting. He pleaded guilty to charges of pass- , turned to this city from a buying trip to New York City and oth- which Everett Wiles pleaded guil- vast quantities of ing counterfeit money and trans-, ty. Dewey Wiles was given three for the Christmas porting liquor. In one liquor case a fine of $200 and three years in Atlanta were impos-:d. Each of three counter feiting cases a fine of $1 and 1( years in Atlanta prison were im posed. the sentences to run con currently. The defendant stat’d to years to Atlanta and a fine of $200. Absher was let off with two years, together with a $200 fine. Wiles killed the Rock Creek constable when he had gone to the Wiles home to investigate charges that Wiles had stolen an automo bile motor. Many attempts were mercliandtse trade. This ! merchandise is now arriving and is on sale at Spainhour’s Shop on the corner of Main and Nint& Streets and at Spaiqhonr’s ohl, location. 'A the j made to apprehend him but all court that he first got into trouble j were unsuccessful until secret in Wilkes county with the shooting | service agents and Mt. Airy po- Speedy -VoMon Ask^' -“•■'‘if of a Wilkes county officer, follow-! licemen trapped him in a tourist ing which he fled the country. He! cabin near Mt. Airy last summer. later went to New York and ’ bought $1,800 worth of counter feit money to sell and get money to pay counsel in the case. He also assumed shooting full re- At that time he carried a large number of counterfeit fives, tens and twenties. During the past year many counterfeit bills have been passed in North Wilkesboro a week; in 1835 by heat and rail, I sponsibility for the liquor hauUng,and vicinity. Mwy of these have fifteen hours; in 1920 by auto nine hours; and in 1928 by air, two and one-half hours. op-rations. He expressed willing- been traced to Wiles and those who ness to return to Wilkes and stand trial on the murder charge and helped him, distribute the money. bogus New York, Dec. 16.—Speedy action against Albert H. Fish, wizened house painter who has confessed the slaying six yeanr ago of little Grace fiud^, was planned by authorttl^' 'In two jurisdictions tonight. In West chester county, where the' 66- year-old painter led pSfi^^o''th6 child’s Improvised gvaM the ramshackle house whdK. he^^Mid. be killed her and itl8iiie||)lji$H)il her body, officials wertf-qelMdal- ed to seek a ‘murder indlefnent, Tuesday. SI - - •"■...wSiicii'xs.Jr*. . . -:-■•■ . *.u

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