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DAIs BURY REPORTER
O. N. Petrec Becomes
Mayor of Walnut Cove
MEETING OF JUNIORS
New Brick Plant To tie Establish
ed Soon—Hoard of Trade Mas
Walnut Cove, May 4. —At the
municipal election here yester
day the following officers were
elected to serve for the ensuing
year: For mayor, Mr. 0. N.
Petree was elected without op
position, while Messrs. J. A.
Fa®g. J- R- Lackey, W. G.
Doison and A. J. Barker were
choaen for commissioners. These
gentlemen are among the best
citizens of the town and beyond
question the local affairs will be
conducted in a conservative >et
progressive manner under their
The commencement exercises
of the high school which begun
on Saturday afternoon are
progressing nicely. The exer
cises, which are unusually good,
are attracting large crowds and
many visitors from other places
are here for the occasion.
Thursday night at the Junior
hall one of tire liveliest and most
enthusiastic meetings of the
board of trade held this year
was conducted with a full atten
dance of members. The as
sembly was addressed by Mr.
Geo. L. Jarvis on the subject of
"Why I Came to Walnut Cove."
Mr.. .larvis painted a vivid
picture of the great possibilities
of the town arid county and was
heartily applauded. County
Demonstrator W. P. Holt also
made a few timely remarks on
the relation of the business man
to the farmer and urged a more
thorough co-operation along this
lire. Upon recommendation of
the internal improvement com
m ttee, Monday, May the tenth,
was set apart as "Clean Up and
Paint Up Day" at which time
every person in town will be
asaed to remove all rubbish, tin
cats, boxes, scraps and in fact
ev >rything that is conducive to
the breeding of mosquitoes and
flies and everything that, tends
\o impair the appearance of the
town to homefolks and visitors.
A vigorous campaign is going to
Lie waged against the fly here
this summer and if every fam ly
and every person will do their
duty in this respect not a case of
fever is likely to be reported.
The board of trade has come to
stay, to start things moving and
to keep them going.
A district meeting of the Jr,
0. U. A. M. was held here
Saturday with a large atten
dance. After a business meet
ing in the afternoon the public
was invited to attend at 7:30
when they were ably addressed
by Messrs. H. 0. Sapp, VV. F.
Hamilton, Chas. E. Snyder and
Lee Hopper, of Winston - Salem,
un the work which is being
undertaken and accomplished by
the Juniors. The addresses
were exceedingly interesting and
were heard by a large and
Mr. E. J. Davis, of Martins
ville, Va., was a business visitor
Capt. and Mrs. It. L. Murphy
spent Friday in Winston-Salem.
Misses Thelma Adams, Lena
Hedgecock, Elizabeth Ambler,
Ethel Grubbs and others, of
Winston-Salem, were the charm
ing guests of Mrs. R. A. Hedge
cock Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Claudia Rierson returned
NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT
Plav To Be Presented At
New Warehouse In Wal
Walnut Cove, May 4. The
three act musical comedy
"Cra/.y Patch" will be presented
at the New Warehouse at Wal
nut Cove, N. C.. Tuesday night.
May 11th, by local talent, under
the management of Mr. J. Irving
Bolt, tor the benefit of the High
School. The play is one of the
best ever used by amateurs, and
every character handles his part
well. Be sure and hear the
Crazy Patch quartett. and Miss
Kate McPherson Jin humorous
recitations, and see J. Irving
Bolt in his impersonation and
songs. Two hours of solid fun,
with a laugh every minute.
Come and enjoy a good laugh
and help swell the High School
fund. Prices 15 and 25;.
The cottage of Hon. J. C. Bux
ton at Piedmont Springs will
have some additions made to it in
a few days. Mr. R. H. R. Blair,
of Danbury, has the contract for
home Fridav after having spent
several weeks visiting relatives
in Charlotte, Shelby and other
Messrs. Samuel H. Stewart
and Elwood Boyles went to
Madison Saturday, returning
Mr. R. P. Sartin, who bought
tobacco here the past season,
spent Sunday in town.
Mrs. J. T. Hire, of Creensboro,
is the guest of Mrs. Nannie
Fulton this week.
Miss Lillie Joyce spent Sunday
and Monday at Madison.
Among the Danbury visitors in
town Sunday Misses Mary
Joyce, Sadie Petree, Mary
Taylor: Messrs. W. (I. Petree,
J no. Taylor, Ray Martin, Walter
Petree, Andrew Joyce and oth
County Treasurer J. A. Fagg
spent Monday at Danbury en
Mr. O. N. Petree expects to
leave within a few weeks for
San Francisco to attend the
exposition. He will probably l>e
away for more than a month.
•Misses Mary Franklin and
Ruth Tyree, of Winston-Salem,
are the guests of Miss Estelle
Rierson this week.
"Crazy Patch," the three act
musical farce to be presented at
the New Warehouse next Tues
day night, should not be forgotten
by those who love to laugh. The
play is going to be a great suc
cess and many visitors are
expected fropi different sections.
It is highly probable that
another plant for the manufac
ture of brick will be established
here in the near fpture. While
nothing definite has been learned
as to the plans of the new con
cern it is reported that work on
the yard will be started in a few
days. Messrs. Walker Brothers,
ot' Winston - Salem, who are
experienced in this line of man
ufacturing are the promoters of
the enterprise. Mr. J. W.
Walker was for a long time sec
retary and treasurer of the
Hedgecock Brick Co. but recent
ly severed his connection with
Work is progressing rapidly on
the residences of Messrs. T. J.
Covington and W. C. Slate on
Nortli Main street. Many other
buildings will be erected in this
popular section of town during
DANBURY. N. C., MAY 5, 1915
| Machine Goes Over High
Fill On Danbury-Ger
Occupants Escape Without
Serious injury But Car Is
Badly Torn L'p By Fall.
An automobile owned and be
ing driven by Mr. Thomas Spen
cer. of Campbell, went over a
fill about twelve feet high Satur
day night while enroute from
j Mr. Spencer's home to Capella,
j the accident oescuring on the
, Danbury-Germanton sand-clay
j road, six miles south of here, near
i the home of Mr. Will Southern.
! In the car with Mr. Spencer
were Messrs. Luther Gravitt,
1 Lewis Shelton and Preston I'er
| guson, prominent citizens of King
i Route 1, and all of them escaped
! without serious injury, though
| Mr. Shelton and Mr. Ferguson
each received severe bruises,
j Mr. Shelton was a visitor at
j the Reporter office today and
iudging from his description of
the accident their escape was al
i most miraculous as the car turn
ed completely over one time and
half over again, landing with
the bottom upward. Three of
the party jumped or were thrown
from the car but Mr. Shelton was
caught under it and could not
get out until the machine was
lifted off of him. The car. which
was a Ford machine, was badly
torn up, the top and wind
shield being completely demol
I The cause of the accident, as re
| lated by Mr. Shelton,was by Mr.
I Spencer, the driver, losing his
; hat, and during his efforts to
! catch it while passing along a
very narrow place in the- road, he
lost control of the car, with the
result above stated.
i Meeting Of Lacisum Club
; At Walnut Cove Thurs
! Walnut Cove. May 4.- The
Lacisum Club was delightfully
by Miss Lillie
Wheeler and Mr. W. P. Wheeler
jat their home Thursday evening.
I The subject of study for the
j evening was Scotch music. The
) program as rendered follows :
! Solo "Flow Gently Sweet
Afton," Miss Bernice Woodruff.
Reading "MacDowell As a
Teacher Of the Pianoforte,"
j Piano solo —"A Scottish Tone
.Picture," MacDowell, Miss Mc
Solo—"Bonnie Sweet Bessie,"
Mr. J. Irving Bolt.
Reading "Scottish Music,"
Owing to the absence of sev
eral of the members some num
bers were omitted from the
At the conclusion of the
program a "Musical Catechism"
was given. Miss McPherson
was the recipient of the very ap
propriate prize, a picture of
Some time was then spent
pleasantly in conversation inter
spersed with songs and readings
by club members and visitors.
A delicious salad course was
then served by Misses Gladys
and Eugenia Wheeler and
». G. MOORE PUNS
Scheme to Turn Big Traffic
By Danbury and Walnut
BUILD TOLL ROAD
I liis Is the Proposition, From
Moore's Springs, via Pied
mont, Connecting With
the Fine Danhury-
Mr. W. G. Moore, proprietor of
Moore's Springs Hotel, was here
Tuesday talking in the interest
of a proposed sand-clay highway j
to be built from Moore's Springs
via Piedmont, connecting with j
| the Danbury-Walnut Cove sand-'
clay road. j
Mr. Moore says the distance
from Moore's Springs to the Dan
bury sand-clav road is only a little
over 5 miles and that the cost of
the project would not be over
$5,000 or $*5,00(1. His plan is to
organize a joint stock company
and build the road by private sub- 1
scription. After it is built, a
large territory of Western Stokes | :
county would use it, and would
be willing to pay a small toll for
its up-keep and to take care of
the interest on the investment.
Mr. Moore finds his property
peculiarly situated as regards
its transportation advantages. 1
Since wtjuaker Gap was divided
by the last legislature the north
ern half is left against good
roads, while the southern part in
which Moore's Springs is located,
is overwhelmingly for good roads,
but the new township is cut off
by Yadkin, which lies between it
and the railway, and Yadkin is
opposed to good roads.
Mr. Moore found much en
couragement in his scheme. The
Walnut Cove board of trade,
which has recently become a
bundle of live wires, and is doing
much to build up the town,
promised to agitate the proposi
tion, and heartilv co-operate in
every way, as it would mean big
things for Walnut Cove.
Countv Agent Holt Finds
Much of this Work To
j- Be Done
|ON STOKES FARMS
Corn Club Boys Taking Much
Interest In Their Work
Farmers Spraying their
County Agent VV.P. Holt spent
several days of the past week in
conducting demonstrations in
terracing on the farms of
Messrs. W. Y. Gordon, J. M.
Redding, Alex Southern and W.
J. Johnson, of Germanton Route
1; J. W. Johnson, of King, and
' ius Burge, of Walnut Cove.
Mr. Holt stated two weeks ago
that he hoped to catch up with
the terracing work, but he now
has fourteen more farms booked
for his next round.
Quite a number of the farmers
of the county Tare keeping up
their spraying operations under
the demonstration work and will
no doubt derive a great deal of
benefit from their efforts along
this special line.
The corn club boys are taking
considerable interest in their
work and with a good season will
no doubt make an excellent show
ing in the fall.
DEATH OF MRS. TILLEY
Passed Away Thursday Night
After Short Illness—Other
Danbury Route I, May I.—-Mrs.
| Elizabeth Tilley, of near Walnut
) Cove, passed away at her home
Thursday night at 8:4I o'clock,
i after an illness of several -lays.
Mrs. Tilley was buried at Clear
Spring church Saturday evening.
She is survived by three child
ren, Mr. Robert Tilley, of Mead
|ows, Mrs. John Shelton, of Sandy
I Ridge, and Mr. Kerry Clark, of
; I Walnut Cove.
Mrs. D. C. Taylor, of Sandy
j Ridge Route 1, is visiting
' friends and relatives at Walnut
| Cove this week.
Mrs. Paulina Oakley and grand
daughter Delia, visited Mrs. N.
D. Priddy Sunday.
Misses Mintoria Oakley, Mrs.
Rosa Covington, of Winston-
Salem, Mabel Sands. Gladys Wall,
and Susie Mabe, were in com
pany with Messrs. Bryant Wall,
Ode 11 Coleman and Chester Cole
man, Fred and Jesse Sands,
Daniel Chapman, Kverette Mabe
and Joe Joyce at the home of
Miss Ruth «lidewell Sunday.
There was preaching at the
home Mr. and Mrs. Newton
Stephens' Saturday night by the
request of their daughter. Alpha,
who is seriously ill with appendi
citis. An unusual large crowd
was present to witness the service
: which was held by Klder Fagg,
of Walnut Cove.
There will be preaching at
North View church Sunday.
News Hems Gf Gideon.
Gideon, May 4.—A good rain
fell this morning.
Suppose most of the farmers
are through planting corn.
The Sunday School at Davis
Chapel is progressing nicely.
Mr. ,). M. f'lvnt has gone
to Walnut Cove to have some
| dental work done today.
Quite a crowd attended the
show at DiHard last week.
Several from around here at
I tended services at ISulfalo Sun
Miss Myrtle Fagg spent Satur
day and Sunday with Miss Moiiie
j Mrs. 2.1. T. Chilton and daugh
ter, Miss Nellie, of Danbury,
| spent the latter part of last week
; with her mother, Mrs. Emily
| Adkins, at lied Shoals.
Misses Lillian Mitchell, Avis
Dunlap, Bettie and Gussie John
son, and Mr. Hardie Johnson
visited at Mr. George Roberts'
Messrs. J. Frank Dunlap and
Carey Flynt went to Sandy Ridge
to the ball game Saturday after
noon. It was played between
Sandy Ridge and Dillard teams.
Messrs. W. M. and W. J.
Flynt went to Danbury on busi
ness one day last week.
Mr. W. M. Flynt and daughter.
Miss Ella, left this morning for
Walnut Cove to attend the High
Misses Lillian Mitchell and
Avis Dunlap spent Saturday
night with Miss Bettie Roberts.
Mr. J. W. Ward spent Thurs
day night with Mr. J. J. Martin.
Mr. J. M. Fagg visited his
daughter, Mrs. Guy Eggelston,
Mrs. R. C. Gann visited Mrs.
County Commissioners Wii!
Let Contract Tor Bridge
Across Dan River
BOARD MET MON'DAV
Many Claims Made By Meadow it
Citizens For Damage By Road
Two New Roads Order-
Ed Laid Out
At the regular monthly meet
ing of the county commissioners
| here Monday the most important
, business transacted was the
| decision of the board to erect a
'steel bridge across Dan river at
, the Farmers Union roller mill in
northern Stokes. The commis
sioners will meet in special ses
sion here on May loth at which
time a contract will be let for
the construction of the bridge.
Commissioners John \V. Gann
and Isaac 1). IJarr were appoint
ed a committee to decide upon
plans for the new county home
soon to be erected and they left
Tuesday for Winston-Salem to
examine the Forsyth county
home with a view to getting
ideas from that building.
Commissioner Joseph Ma/tin
was appointed a committee to
examine ar.d receive the new
bridge just completed across
Dan river at George's roller mill.
Quite a number of claims were
presented by citizens for dam
ages by the new roads recently
built in Meadows township.
These were referred to the town
ship highway commissioners of
that township for adjustment.
j> I'oads were ordered
laid out by the Sheiilf. One of
these is in Quaker Gap township
ar.d starts near John Dennett's at
Meadow branch, going byway
of Gibson's school house and
intersecting with the Volunteer
road rear C. ('. Hail's. The
other road is in Snow Creek
township and will start at :'nep
pard's roller mill and intersect
with lite Danbury nad near
Quite a number of small claims
against the county wore paid at
the meeting of the board Mon
lax Assessors AS Work.
! Mr. K. \V. Carroll, the County
Tax Assessor, appointed by the
State Corporation Commission to
superintend the work of the
township list-takers, was here
Monday in council with the list
takers. as required by law. He
spent a day or two here after
wards also. Mr. Carroll is very
conscientious in the important
work which he has undertaken,
and while he will trv to do his
duty, it is his intention to be con
servative. He states that the
average increase which will be
sought to be effected in the
county will be between 15 and *JO
per cent. As the law requires,
, Mr. Carroll will spend one day
I with each of the township list
W. M. Flynt Friday p. m.
Mr. J. Martin has gone to
Walnut Cove on business today.
Mrs. David Reid spent a few
days with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Kington, last week.
Messrs. Carey Flynt and Lent
mie Duggins went to Madison to*
a baptizing Sunday.