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EE* TOWI OFFICERS
ayor J. N. Young and the
*iewly Elected Commis
sioners At Walnut Cove
ASS MEETING SOON
L To Devise Ways and Means For
B Improving High School Facili-
ties—Steve Hester Probably
V- Captured —Various Other News
tad Personal Items.
Walnut Cove, N. 0., May 10.—
The new town officers, Mayor
J. N. Young; Commissioners
E. 0. Creakman, K. A. Johnson,
S. H. Stewart and W. L. Nelson,
were inauguarated Monday even
ing with suitable ceremony, to
succeed ex-mayor 0. N. Petree
and ex-commissioners W. F.
Bowles, W. G. Dodson and A.
J. Barker, who were not candi
dates for re-election. The old
officers in charge of the town's
affairs for the past year by hav
ing had cement sidewalks placed
along Main street have no doubt
shown more progress in their |
wprk than any of their predeces- j
sj -s along this line. Under the
administration of Mr. S. C. Rier- J
'• son a great deal of good work'
was done in the grading of the!
streets. It now remains for the'
present administration to at-1
tempt some improvement for the!
continued advancement of the
town's interests. We await
with keen anticipation the pleas
ure of the present board and
feel sure that Mayor Tobe Young
i will not keep us waiting long i
before he starts something.
News has reached here this
Jweek of the capture of a man
euppoeed to be Steve Hester at
Martinsville, Va., Monday. Hes
ter is said to W a desperate
ehsracter and is charged with
various crimes in several differ
ent sections of the country.
• His home until a few years ago
was a few miles south of here
and his relatives still reside at
the old homestead. During the
many robberies committed at
this place two years ago Hester
' was strongly suspicioned and
several efforts were made to
capture him but without result.
I It seems that the most of his
criminal depredations have been
committed in the state of Texas
where he will be carried for
A mass meeting of the citizens
will be held the latter part of
the week for the purpose of ef
fecting some plan whereby the
high school building may be en
larged sufficiently to accom
modate the students seeking ad
mission to the school each year.
• Last year the state appropria
tion was reduced presumably on
account of the inadequacy of
building and unless some
immediate, steps are taken it is
probable that the entire appro
priation will be taken from the
. district. The board of education
' at a recent meeting agreed to
put up funds equal to half the
•taiount donated by the patrons
imltlTf 1 * 1 * dtatriet and some mans
Hfttttr %filr "lifci
At this time a bond issue appears
I to be the only solution of the
problem and this method will
doubtless be adopted and an
election called for the purpose of
voting the bonds. An election
of this kind was held here last
summer but was defeated by a
big majority. It is thought that:
sentiment concerning the issue
has changed considerably since;
Owing to the continued dry
weatler the tobacco crop in this
section will be considerably de
creased. Dealers are selling
very little guano and farmers
have assumed an ar of uneasi
ness regarding the unfavorable
season. Nevertheless a good
rain, which is almost sure to come,
even ten days from now will
bring great changes. We have
always noticed that the rain al
ways comes just a few days be
fore it is too late to raise a crop
and the farmer who keeps culti
vating and plowing and con
serves the moisture of his fields
has nothing to fear from a much
longer drought than this has
Mr. T. P. Bailey today sold
i his cafe and confection store to
j Mr. J. E. James, who has moved]
i the fixtures to the building for-
I merly occupied by the bowling
j alley. Mr. James will open his
I store and cafe the latter part of
I the week. Mr. Bailey has not]
I decided upon his future occupa-1
Elder J. A. Fagg requests
that we announce that Mr. Matt
Mabe will be baptised next Sun
day morning at nine o'clock at
Red Shoals ford near Meadows.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fulton
and Miss Sallie Eulton spent
Tuesday in Winston-Salem.
Messrs. Sanders Rierson, Paul
Taylor, J. C. Joyce, C. E. Davis
and Geo. L. Jarvis went to the
the Primitive Baptist association
at Bassett. Va., Sunday. The
trip which was mostly over a
rough mountain road was made
in a Ford without so much as a
Mr. C. J. Tinsley, represent
ing the Simmons Hardware Co.,
spent Monday in town.
Messrs. Cary L. Carroll and
Jno. L. Christian, of Winston-
Salem, were business visitors
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Fair, Elder
J. A. Fajg, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Wesley Morefield and Miss Bes
sie Morefield attended the Primi
tive baptist association at Bas
sett, Va., Sunday.
Mr. Roy L, Vaughn, of Roan
oke, spent Monday and Tuesday
with relatives here.
Mr. S. H. Stewart went to
King Saturday, returning Mon
A great many Coveites attend
ed the* county commencement
and educational rally at Danbury
Saturday. They were highly
pleased with the splendid exer
cises of the day and it is hoped |
that this will become an annual
Mr. R. R. Rogers, formerly
cashier of the Bank of Stokes
County at this place, but who
now holds a responsible position
with « w#U known Arm in N jr
DANBURY, N. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1916
WHEAT ANO TOBACCO
Both Promise To Be Short
This Season On Ac
count Of Dry Weather.
jWHEAT IS "HEADING"
! Soma Fields B*in; Plowed Up
and Planted In Corn —Water-,
ing the Tobacco Plants.
Farmers who have been here |
recently from nearly every section
of the county report that to
bacco plants are very scarce and
it is generally predicted that
even if it should rain soon there
will not be more than a half,
crop of tobacco planted.
The wheat crop is also being
seriously injured by the dry
weather. It is "heading" be
fore it gets high enough. Some
of the wheat on som? farm 3 has
been turned under and the land :
planted to corn.
Many farmers are making a
desperate effort to save their
tobacco plants iby watering the
beds and the method is proving ,
Meet Friday and Saturday
The Stokes Board of County i
j Commissioners will meet herej
j Friday and Saturday in special!
session for the purpose of making j
settlement of the past year's tax j
money with the Sheriff and j
town shakipg hands with old
Mr. E W. Carroll, of Mizpah,
was here on business Monday.
Mr. Carroll reports that tobacco
plants are somewhat scarce in
his immediate section.
Mr. T. H. Gerry has recently
returned from a business trip to
Mr. John G. Fulton left today
for Yadkin county in the interest
of the Stokes Grocery Co.
Mr. Dolph Slate, a prominent
citizen of King, was in town a
short while Monday enroute
home from Dennis.
Mr. M. T. Chilton, of Danbury,
spent a day here last week on
It is learned that a deal has
been made for the sale of thd
machinery of the Dry Prizery
property. It is probable that
after the machinery has been
removed that the building will
be used for a furniture plant.
Mr. P. W. Gunter left this
week with his family for Mt.
Airy where he has accepted a
position. His barber shop here
has been placed in the hands of
his son. Dewey.
Mr. E. D. Matthews, of Stone
ville, the popular book-keepr of
the new warehouse last year,
| was a visitor here Sunday and
Miss Beulah Sheppard, of
Sandy Ridge, spent a few hours
in town Sunday afternoon.
Miss Jettie More field, who
holds a position, in High Point,
was here a short while Monday
enroute from the association at
Pr , Jj 'J
THE COMMENCEMENT i
Teachers, Pupils, Corn Club ,
Boys and Others Spend | ]
Profitable and Pleas- !'
AT DANBURY, MAY 6!'
Splendid Addresses By Prof. T.
E. Brown, Prof. Z. H. Dixon j'
and Miss Grace Shaffer—Cer- j,
tificates and Prizes Delivered
To Seventh Orade Pupils— ,
Dinner Served By Domestic
Science Class—Large Attend
i The County Commencement
held in Danbury Saturday was (
well attended by the teachers, |
pupils and others. The exercises (
were held in the court house and ,
the auditorium of the building (
was taxed to accommodate J the ,
j large audience. I
The principal feature oftfthe ,
exercises of the forenoon were |
the addresses delivered by Prof. ,
T. E. Brown, of Raleigh, and (
j Miss Grace Shaffer, of Greens-
' boro. The former is manager
of the Bjys' Corn Club of North
Carolina, and the subject of his
address was "Education and the
Purposes of the Boys' and Girls'
| Demonstration Clubs." Miss
1 Shaffer, who is assistantsuperin
f tendent of Home Economics for
j the State, spoke from the sub
j ject of "The Demand for Train
ing in Home Economics and
j What It Will Mean To Our 1
'Girls." Both addresses were I
highly entertaining and instruc- 1
tive, and will no doubt prove an 1
inspiration to many of the boys
and girls who were present. 1
Immediately following the ad
dresses lunch was served the
speakers and others in the vesti
bule of the court room by the
Domestic Science Class of the
Danbury public school.
In addition to the large number
of teachers and pupils in attend
ance on the commencement there
were seventy or more of the
county's Corn Club boys present,
and at one o'clock the entire body
assembled in the grove at the M.
E. church and forming a process
ion marched to the court house.
The Corn Club boys -were led by
County Demonstrator W. P.
Holt who carried a huge stalk of
corn, and all of the boys were
attired in overalls and wore
broad-brimmed straw hats.
At 2 o'clock the audience again
assembled in the court room
when an address on education
was delivered by Prof. Z. H.
Dixon, principal of the graded
school at Elkin. Prof. Dixon is
among the leading educators of
the State and is an entertaining
speaker. His remarks were
listened to with cbscst attention
and were thoroughly enjoyed by
the large audience. His advice
to the young men and young
women was good, to say the least. |
Following the address Miss
Bemice Woodruff recited "Mam
my's Little Boy," and it is safe
to say that no feature of the
commencement was more
, The last number on the pro
|tam (was the delivering of pruea
j and certificates to eighty-one
high school students of the coun
ty who finished the seventh grade
this year, this being done in a
mo3t appropriate manner by
Prof. Dixon and Supt. of Schools
At intervals during the day's
exercises the audience sang a
number of patriotic airs, "Ameri
ca," "The Old North State,"
etc., with Miss Mary Taylor
presiding at the organ which had
been provided for the occasion.
Several instrumental selections
were also rendered by Miss
Taylor during the day, adding
much to the enjoyment of the
At the close of the com
mencement, in a short speech
of thanks those who
had I assisted U2in the'lfday's
exercises, Supt. of Schools Smith
said that while this was the
county's first commencement he
was very much gratified at the
large attendance and the interest
shown and that next year it was
hoped to have a commencement
that would be at least the equal
of that of any county in the
THE CORN CLUB BOYS
Being Looked After Closely
By County Demonstrator
and Good Results Are Ex
County Demonstrator W, P.
Holt spent the past week in
Meadows, Sauratown and Dan
bury townships looking after
the work of the Boys' Corn
Club and other demonstration
work, and conducting spraying
The club boys are very en
thusiastic over the preparation
of their prize acre plots and are
With fair seasons these hun
dreds of boys in Stokes are go
ing to accomplish something in
the way of corn-growing. The
demonstrator is looking after the
work carefully and giving the
boys full instructions and ex
cellent results are expected.
Drawn To Serve At Next
Term of Federal Court
Among the jurors drawn for
the June term of United States
court, at Greensboro, we note
the following from Stokes:
Charles G. Huff, Walnut Cove;
James W. Jones, Pinnacle; Jas.
H. Nelson, Danbury; William R.
Petree, Germanton; N. A. Mar
tin, Danbury, and E. J. Grogan,
Carried lo Hospital.
Mrs. C. H. Sheppard, of Sandy
Ridge Route 1, was carried to
St. Leo's hospital in Greensboro
Sunday where &he underwent an
operation on Monday. At this
writing Mrs. Sheppard is getting
along nicely. She was accom
panied to the hospitsl by Dr. C,
M. Martin, of Danbury, and het
daughter, Miss Beulah Shep
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: TELEPHONE NEWS
r Danbury - Piedmont Springs
i Line To Be Built
| BY THE BIG CREEK CO.
Quickstep Lines Being Put In
Ciood Condition —Excellent Ser
vice Now Given By the
V arious Companies.
The telephone line between
Danbury and Piedmont Springs.
| which has recently been in bad
condition, will be rebuilt at once
by the Big Creek Telephone Co.
Mr. Dixie Nunn, manager for
this company, was here today
for purpose of letting the con
tract for the work. Other lines
of this company around Danbury
will be repaired.
Mr. H. C. 0. Hall, manager of
the Danbury division of the
Quick Step Telephone Co., was
here today with a force of men
putting in new poles and other
wise repairing the lines of that
company. coming into Danbury.
It is gratifying to see that the
officials of all of the telephone
companies whose lines reach
Danbury are taking greater in
terest in them and giving the
public good service.
Revival In Progress.
A series of revival meetings
were started in the Danbury M.
E. church Sunday night. Evange
list W. L. Dawson, of Guilford
College, is assisting Pastor 0. P.
Routh in the meetings. Mr.
* Dawson is accompanied by Mr.
Newsom, who is director of the
i Services are announced for
> each morning at 10 o'clock and
8 o'clock at night and will con
. tinue for probably a week or
Card of Thanks.
e Editor Danbury Reporter:
.. Please allow me to extend
through the columns of your
paper my sincere thanks to my
many friends in Stokes and
surrounding counties, in North
t Carolina and Virginia, for their
t cordial support in the contest.
To one and all I hereby return
r LOTTIE TILLEY,
9 Smith. N. C.
I; Mr. Mis Bennett 111.
'• Mr. Rufus Bennett, a good
•- citizen of the Capella section, is
'• critically ill with pneumonia and
'• a message yesterday stated that
very little hope for his recovery
, Marriage Here Monday.
0 Mr. D. A. Walker and Miss
o Anna Cates. of Belews Creek,
n were married in Danbury Mon
-8 day evening by Justice N. A.
* Martin. The young couple were
i- accompanied by a number of
'• their friends.