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THE DANBURY REPOR-FCR.
BY STOKES RESORTS
Telegram Sent State Highway
Commission, Signed By Stokes
And Winnton-Salem Citizens,
I'rging Immediate Considera
tion Of This Road Project
Will Give Employment, Market
For Produce, and Develop
A telegram war this week sent
tc the State Highway Commission
at Raleigh urging immediate con
sideration of the proposed im
proved road from Piedmont
Springs to Pilot Mountain.
This project, which means the
extension of No. 26S State High
way from PHo» Mt.. throusr'i
Stokes to Piedmont Spring.',
viiere i! v. II! intwseri wit'i '
highway No. »0, is •» link
the larger rv.n : ii-ion o
r; t'.trough highwny ftom K'k'f
t> Leuksvillo, touching Pilot M» ,
the mountain resorts of Stoke*;
Danbury, Sandy R'dge, and
Stonevil'e. No. 2GS from Elkin to
Pilot is already completed, like
wise a hardr.urfacc from Stone
ville to Leaksville is built.
* The text of tUe .wire to
state road authorities is as r ol- 1
"Danburv, X. C '
"January 1 I.
"State Highway Commission,
"Raleigh, North Carolina !
"We urge you p v e r*»a 1 le tv
iii'T M) Piedmon* F'>riiir* vi>
Mdores Spring.' l , Vade
springs, old historic Ho k !!■>'• •. •
Pilot Mountain, connecting *pv
highway 2>.S favorable considera
tion for immediate surface in- :
provement. This most important ■
project for Stokes county. De
velopment this should lead to im
mediate improvement of these re- :
sorts thereby giving employment f
end a market for produce, etc., 1
to a community which has suffer- '
nil most from drought and de-
"Signed: IT. H. Brown, Stokes !
county commissioner: J. A. Joyce,
Stokes c-unity commissioner; '.V. '
J. Swnnson, Surry county com- 1
missioner; O. Q. Snow, Surry l
county commissioner: J. J. Tay- 1
lor, Shff.: J. VV. Tuttle, Clerl: '
Superior Court; R. L. Smith, 1
ister of Deeds; N. O. Petree, W.
G. Petree, Dr. G. E. Stone, Paul i
T. Taylor, A. R. Phillips, N. V 1
Pepner, Dr R. H. Moorefield, Dr.
S. F. Tillotson, McK, R. Smitlv
W. R. Badgett, O. E. Snow, ,T.
A. Pell, I. M. Gordon, John 11 1
Folger, A. D. Folger, R. r
Lewellyn, Earl Dwigginjt O. N >
Swanson, W. F. Swnnson, N. i
Mullican, R. M. Hanes, R. F. I
Lasnter, A. H. Eller, Chns. F,
Norfleet, Robert Gribben, Ray 1
Johnson, R. I. Dalton, Thomns t
Barber, J. A. Mackie, J. Porter
Stedman, A, Clint Miller, Fred S. 1
A/utchens, J. E. Thore, J. B. i
•'l nrrell, W. A. Collins, S. Gilmer
Sparger, J. C. Carson, R. J.
Scott, Mrs. Minnie G. Doyle." I
HERE JAN. 21
BETTER HOUSING CAM- j
PAIGN TO BE STARTED IN ]
STOKES MEETING AT 1
COI'RT IIOI'SE NEXT MON- i
DAY TO APPOINT COM- \
Ralph E. Hollock, of Asheville, i
field representative of the Federal
Housing Administration, wa-i
here Tuesday interviewing county
citizens with the prospect of put
ting on a campaign for better
housing in the county.
The FHA is a governmental
agency which insures up to 2'i
per cent, loans made by banks or
other loaning agencies for tlv
improvement or rehabilitation
and refurnishing of homes.
Mr. Hollock while here ar I
ranged for a meeting to be heM J
at the court house next Monday:
at 2 P. M., '.n which an organr'-i-j
lion will be efiVct'-J covering the
county in the interest of the pro
motion of the:''? lo ins. Committe.v'
will be appoint*. 1 in each town
ship, to educate and inform tli ••
people with reference to thr!
benefits of this service.
Mrs. Doyle 111
Mrs. Minnie G. Doyle, county!
FSJRA carried to her J
apartments at Walnut Cove 1
Wednesday, ill. Mrs. Doyle's con
dition, while such as to engage
the anxious concern of he;
friends, is not regarded as at all
Real Fs+nt; J)?als
At King- Other News
Kin;,. .Jan. 1 ♦». - Dr. and M:s:.
y'l e;i Hifiser, of Klnnd, V,i.,
: ,);nt Sunday here the guests of
Mi. and Mrs. K. M, Hauser.
Recent real esta'.e deals in
Ki'T-', John Shnmrl et nl to John
Southern lot on West aver.ue. con
sideration Sllo.no. Alvin Whit
t i Rengo C. White house and lot'
on Spruce street $l5O/0 an i:
o:h r -: considcrat'ons.
11. MeCioe, of Germanton, \v»
among ihe vWtois here Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Oirvey l ove, who|
have recently move! into thci
new home on Pulliam street werei
given a shower by relatives and
friends Friday evening. They;
were the recipients of many nice;
L. J. Kiser cut an ugly gash 1
in his leg while chopping wood
Friday. Dr. R. S. Helsabeck sew-'
ed up and dressed the wound.
Mr. and Mrs. George Yelverton. j
of Greensboro, were week-end!
visitors to relatives here.
The following births were
recorded here last week, to Mr. I
and Mrs. Leham White, a son; j
to Mr. and Mrs. Arl Helpler, a
daughter and *> Mr. and Mrs
Lonnie Covington, twins, a boy
Norman White has moved into
his new home in West View
Mrs. Silas Culler and children,
of Pinnacle, spent Saturday here
the guests of Mrs. Annie Walker.'
Danbury, N. C M Thursday, January 17, 1935
THE BURDEN ON THE SCHOOL
The school authorities of Surry county can
not escape the responsibility which is theirs, nor
shield themselves from the certain bitter cen
sure which will descend upon them for sponsor
ing one of the most serious accidents to school
children which has occurred under the State
school regime. (
The law requires the parents of North Caro- 1
iina to entrust their children to the hazard of !
Ihe highways, crowded as they are with 1
tragedies. -It is the duty of these officials to 1
whom the safety of the children is given to pro- «
vide for them safe transportation as far as is in 1
The question of the safety of the children
who are lent to the school authorities by their 1
parents has long been mooted at many a North 1
Carolina fireside. Many parents may be ex- ]
cused when they feel ill at ease to see their bovs 1
and girls packed like sardines in a jitney which
races down the highways with &n irresponsible
youngster under the steering wheel.
The evidence in the case of the PHot nca»~
' raged v discloses seHous neglect on the part of
iiu authorities and criminal recklessness on 'ihe 1
svari of the driver.
The ill-fated bus left ihe school !oaded v/iih
•V'i siiufcnts. and steered by a hay only IS v im
c;!d, who had less than a yesv's espovi;n?.
managing the most dangerous machine of t'v
age. He travelled at a fast speed with his price
less freight. This'fact is indisputable as the
bus hurtled itself 120 feet after striking the
wagon, and then jumped a 12-foot stream. As
Ihe radiator of the car imbedded itself in the
opposite bank Of tlifclrecfrHt could naturally-go
The boy driver declares that he was blinded
by the sunshine in his face. So much more rea
son for going slowly, carefully, until he could
discern objects ahead. But he went on blindly,
;>ot seeing a man on his right vnti! his bus w;v~
"Inmost upon him, swerving to ihe lift and n-> f
.• ctim? -he parked wagon r.l ;rl.
The school authorities speak ir e'. •'
or tlie affair. They explain that the boy harl •»
"good record" as a driver. AD lfi-y?ar-o]
youths who drive cars are permitted to ha v>
good records until they kill somebody wsth the*!*
incompetence and carelessness.
This, which came near to being a tragedy of
major proportions, should bo a lesson to a'i
school authorities everywhere Thos? parents
who are hovering around the hospitals v: , v»r?
many of (he little folks, maimed f>r 1?V
•ne struggling for tVo* h'ttle lives - th :,v
5-ar'?n'f> are justified in thci'* demands for an in
«. estlga; ?on.
One result of the very un for' affah
when brought before the slate higher-ups h
education, as ii V/ill be brought before them,
should certainly be a ruling that only MEN of
experience, of tested sobriety and of mind and
conscience should be used as bus drivers.
These buses are carrying every day the most
prized possession of the citizens of the State,
and their greatest asset —their children.
Their safety should be guaranteed.
The Post Office
Mra A. G. Sisk, who has been
appointed post master at Dan
bury, is this week arranging to
take over the office here, and
remove the same to her cafe and
Services Sunday, January 21st,
Pine Hall, 11 A. M.
Forest Chapel, 3 P. M.
The public is cordially invited
to these services.
After a few days of illnes;s
with pneumonia, Atorney General
Brummit died at his home in
Raleigh. His successor it S,«
believed will be A. F. Seawell.
Accident at North Wilkesboro.
Collision between school bus,
carrying 42 children, and an
automobile. Eight children in
FOR YEAR 1935
APPLICATIONS MAY BE;
TURNED 1\ TO K. O.
PALMER AT DANBI'RV,
WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED
AGENT BV PRODI'CTION
-■ 1 I
Announcement was received to
day that R. O. Palmer, of Dan
bury, has been appointed to take
applications for crop and seel
loans to be secured from the
Credit Association, or through
the Federal Loan by tlic
Secretary of Agriculture.
All applications will be t?i;dor
ed to Mr. Palmer, who will be
located at the eou»* house i.-,
Danbury, and be forwarded tn
the proper authorities for ap
Mr. Palmer states tha' !
will be reiidy tn begin taking ap
plications by the Ist of F. , i.
and urges those who flesh • 1 .
this year to apply early 1m ••!>! •
to avoid delay by pressure
Farm Census To
Bejrin At One?
An enumeration of the IP.;.'}
Farm Census will be startc i
within the next day or two. Mr.
J. R. Hall, supervisor of Greeiu.-
"Eoro, ' t 1
staff of enumerators througho'H
Stokes county have been appoint
ed with an exception of one •
two township? in which appoiir
nients are rndy to be made.
Til is census will include a com
vletr- schedule of >!1 cruiy, !•
Ptoek, chickens. hor.,s, tin' i
I.ind, waste land. building,
..iand nviiiy other facts rela
tive t.i operation and maintenance
of L,OO I iVi.iis. Every land own •
and imam will be visited by • n
agent of the governrv lit wtlii:-
the next few days and it >
hoped that they will l'amUiari:v
themselves with all the farts an '
be re-uly to an*' ,, er (j'le***i«:■
A complo'o Ist for !'
county enii"ie! Hoys is tn-t *;i\
but for the benefit or ! • •
fanners, it is l.arned tint l\ o.
1 'aline:'. !'ov as-ii>. ant to P., !'
Bailey, :>s Roister of Deed h. 1
been appointed for Danbury
Folger Introduces Bill
Senator Folgcr, of Surry and
Stokes, takes cognizance of the
serious school bus accident ne.v
Pliot Mt., last Thursday and in
troduces a bill. He asks thnt no
person under 25 be allowed to
drive a school bus; requiring ir
all :ieel body for buses, shatter
proof -(lasr., and speed limited t.
! CO miles.
New Beer Bill
A beer bill is introduced in the
General Assembly allowing 4.5
content instead of 3.2.
, E. W. Carroll, of Germanton,
was here Monday.
SCHOOL BUS WRECK
It Was All But A Fearful
Tragedy When I>oad Of
Students (ioing Home From
Pilot Mountain School Crashed
From The Highway Into The,
Creek—.Many In Hospital
Nearly All Will Recover.
Thirty-two Pilot Mountain pub
lic school children were injured,
one critically and several others
seriously, late Thursday aftc
noon of last week when a school
bus, enroute from Pilot Moun
tain into the Shoals section where
most of the children lived, struck
a farm wagon and plunged over
a culvert and embankment or.e
mile west of Pi! )'. Mountain on
Tie M-. Airy TP i s v/ho'-? PJ~
port i)f the* affair is t •,-j below,
MVS »lint the WI'"K, •••'* mo»t
serious in the hi.-* th.i
Surry county schools p.nj one o"
the most serious in tho highway
annals of Surry county, occurred"
when tho bus, driven by Archie
Barker, 16-year-old student
driver, cut around a pedestrian on
the right of the highway and
collide'l with the farm wagon
parked on the, oppoaiU' -m T*- i _
bu flicn ' ' out of control and
plui inward approximately
forty y... ds before leaving tlir?
hard surface highway and turning
down the fill on the bunk of :i
Tlie bus carred load of
thii'ty-thive pupils jst : 'ditfon 'o
tlio driver, according the clos
-05! check that could !.:• j.tade. and
all except two wore injured in
one way f>r another. 'Ono girt,
Minnie Marie Bowen. 14, \raa
reporte 1 in critical condition by
tho sur.;eons of Martin 'Memorial
Hospital here, where a score of
the wreck victims vvre rushed
for treatment. The only ones to
escape injury were Jov F'ynn. IS,
I'): ' "vii'ma Lee I s , one of
the .'cni'kst »:•ut r of t'r.-j
The lit'l? Bowon (•!. ;> second
year hi h school uient, sue
tained head injuries, fractured
ribs and possibly a punctured
lung, though the full extent of her
injuries had not been ascertained.
Six others were reported to be
seriously hurt. They were Ozells
Scott, 17, with a fractured pelvis;
Buster Martin, 14. lacerated
scalp, fractured thigh: Gertrude
Marion, 12, fractured pelvis:
Margie Chilton, 14, fractured pel
vis; Jessie Cooke, 16, fractured
pelvis; and Ethel Chilton, 15,
possibly a fractured pelvis.
There were ten others under
treatment at the hospital, witli*
painful but less serious injuries.
They were Oliver Allen, 15. hernT
wound; Clyde Allen. 17. discola
tion and fracture of the wrist;
Pansy Calhoun, 13, scalp wound:
Pernie Logan, 11, scalp wound
and cerebral concussion; Tom
Hauser, 19, compound fracture
(Continued on 4)