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X. II PEPPER, Editor and Publisher
Issued Wednesdays at Danbury, X. C., and entered at the Danburyi
post nice as second class matter, under act of Congress.
Danbury. X. (\, Thursday, January 21. 19^5.
LIQUOR QUESTION Vl* AGAIN
Strong sentiment is grov. irsg in the If crista Jure
to do something about liquor in No'th Carol in n.
and lh? .strange thing is that those members who
are sponsoring l bills for liquor control are dry
Several factors are operating to create action,
One oi' these is the need of several more million
dollars of taxes with which to balance tlu
budget it the State's crying needs are met.
Another factor is the Virginia situation, where
at Martinsville, Stuart and other Virginia border
towns it is said that North Carolina cars are
parked daily in increasing numbers, and that our!
folks are drinking the Virginia liquor while
Virginia gets the taxes.
One member of the General Assembly made
the point that "dry" North Carolina's drunken
drivers are killing two citizens to "wet" Vir
A dispatch from Raleigh to the Greensboro
News Tuesday stated that wet sentiment is
growing in the legislature, especially in the
house of representatives.
In the meantime the drys are beginning to
organize to fight any changes in the State's dry
laws or any interference with the Turlington
act. While it is contended that whiskey may be
bought in any city, town or community of the
State now from bootleggers, or may be
purchased lawfully in Virginia, yet the prohibit
ionists are not willing to concede an inch or com
promise one iota. They are bitterly opposed to
legalizing liquor, but are content for it to be
The wets say the people will drink no more, or
possibly not so much, if whiskey stores are
established in the State, and packages of not
less than a qwart are placed on sale. And thai
the State will get the tax to the amount of
several million dollars a year for schools and
The situation will possibly soon expand into
one of the usual wet-dry battles, with the odds!
in favor of the drys.
Tomorrow, Friday, January 25, sixty-three i
years ago, the Danbury Reporter was born.
Unceremoniously and unheralded, the first
issue of the paper saw the light, and it is doubt-'
ful if the publisher then—Dr. John Pepper, Sr., —
dreamed that his little paper would live so long.i
Sixty-three years, more than 3,200 weeks—
quite a stretch across the years, and much water i
"lias slipped under the bridge since that distant 1
day. Only one white citizen of Danbury is !
living today who was here sixty-three summers i
ago. Reference is to Mr. H. M. Joyce, Dan- 1
bury's oldest native white citizen. I
The career of the Danbury Reporter has not
been brilliant, like a comet in the journalistic
skies. Nor has it been specially eventful. It
has not set the world on fire with crusades, nor
indelibly impressed its influence on the lives and
hearts of its clientele. We do not ciaim any
thing like that.
But the paper has tried to be constant and
faithful and always true to a principle, and that
principle is right as we see it. Its mistakes have
Keen mistakes of the head and not of the heart,
Possibly no other newspaper of the State has
lived so long in such a restricted field. It takes
a good sized town and a populous and reading
community to give a newspaper a decent living
It takes advertising and subscriptions and
printing to make a weekly newspaper thrive, j
The Reporter cannot close this little reminder'
of its birthday without an expression of that
sincere gratitude it feels for those friendships!
which have endured so long and which abide
And so long until next January 25.
THE DAKBI'M REPORTER
BI TTER PAY FOR TEACHERS AND
We believe the masses will approve the action
of the legislature in raising the pay of school
teachers and State employes in general.
This has not been done yet, but it is coming.
The public school teachers certainly deserve
sufficient compensation to enable themselves to
live decently and to prepare themselves to render
efficient service in their most important dutte *
And then the employes of the Stale —they have
been working at starvation prices. We have an
example here close £.t home where the official;
;;nd employes of the highway convict camp have
not been paid enough recently to br.y 1 iidr
.ills and cigarettes. These people have hard
work to do in the bitterest weather, and expose
themselves to all kinds of risks to their health,
and sacrifices of their personal comfort.
They should be paid living wages.
Out Of Raleigh
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' raem to justify that estimate. Ex
amination of senate appointments
I will reveal that every member of
; the Upper House has berths on
several important committees and
j the new members seem particular
ly pleased. If Mr. Graham really
| intends to run for the Demo-
«cratic nomination for Governor
! in 1936 it is a safe bet that his
| committee assignments have not
hurt his chances.
LIFE AND LIMB The
mounting toll of death and injury
resulting from automobile acci
dents has resulted in introduction
of almost 57 varieties of bills to
license auto drivers and provide
other means of highway safety.
These bill: probably will go
i through the melting pot of roads
committees and come out in the
form of committee substitutes
embodying what members of the
two roaJs committees consider
their best features. From all in
dications the present General Ae
i sembly is going to pass some
, sort of law to license all gas
wagon drivers. I
BOWS TO ENEMY ln the
' appointment of A. A. F. Seawell
as Attorney General to succeed
the late Dennis G. Brummitl,
Governor Ehringhaur considers
j that he is brushing aside
; politics to recognize the service
:of an able public servant. M;\
j Brummitt was not always friend
ly to the administration and Mr.
Reawell often sided with his chief.
The Governor might have given
j this exceedingly fat plum to somej
; man more partisian to his ow i .
' cause but he chose the Assist
ant Attorney General for tha
I post. It is considered gracious
here, to say the least.
BOOZE Liquor bills may
come and liquor bills may go but
if one passes the present session
of the Legislature a lot of the
old time prognosticators will be?
discredited. Some members of
the General Assembly, including
some former "Drys" are all hot
and bothered about liberalizing
the Turlington "bone-dry" act.
But if the boys who claim to have
questioned the membership can
be depended upon there is but
little chances of legal liquor fol
lowing this session. Stronger beer
lias better chances.
and sundry factions have an-
I nounced intention of seeking to
get the General Assembly to use
' money collected from gasoline
and auto license taxes to suppoit,
their favorite activities. On the
other hand the folks back home
want their roads repaired and
are making their opinions known
in no uncertain terms. As one
North Carolina editor puts it "the
battle is on between schools and
roads." It's going to be a lively
scrap with the farmer on the
bumpy road standing a good
chance to lose his repairs.
WANT SPEED Finance and l
.. . i
appropriations committees of the
Housa and Senate are agreed that
speed is essential in consideration
of the two money bills. But as:
the groups got started on delib-j
erations, much difference of
opinion was manifest and in-)
dications are that the seas may
not run smooth through out the
entire session. Dr. Ralph Mc-
Donald. Representative from
Forsyth, Franklin county's W. L.
Lumpkin and Senator J. T. Bur-
rus, of Guilford, are not the
only members opposed to the'
sales tax recommended for re-'
enactment by the administration '
to meet the needs of public
schools. The boys are yet a con
siderable distance fiom port.
UNCERTAIN While Con
gressman R. L. Doughton holds
his peace on his decision of "to
run or not to run" for Governor
in 1936 the grapevine brings
varying reports from the national
capitol and Sparta, the Con
gressman's home. Friends of the
other two potential candidates
lieutenant Governor A. H. Gra
ham and Clyde R. Hoey say
that their final decision will not
be influenced by Mr. Doughton's
GOOD SPIRIT While it ia
entirely possible that this Gene
ral Assebly may upset records
for duration established two and
four years ago, indications now
are that the session will be much
shorter. Factional divisions are
not so manifest as in the two
former sessions and the mem
bers seem to be of a common
will to finish their jobs and get
Under terms of a bill introduced
in the House by former Congress
man Charles A. Jonas, Republican
member from Lincoln, Superior
Court Judges would be
empowered to impose life
imprisonment sentences in first
degree convictions of capital
crimes instead of the
present mandatory death sent
ence. This power would be limit
ed to cases where the jury recom
mends mercy. There is con
siderable judicial and legal
opinion that mandatory sentences
of any sort do not tend to
further the ends of justice in the
GUARDS GAME Senator-
Carl L. Bailey, of Washington
county, was named chairman of
the committee on Conservation
and Development at the in
sistence of conservationists. Ho
fought for uniform game laws in
1!33 and so far this session has
been the watch-dog to rout ou;
innocent looking bills which in
effect would give individual
count ic:". their own hunting sea
LIQUOR Bills to liberalize
the State's bone-dry law and es
tablish a system of legal liquor
sale are around and in
spots in legislative halls but un
less sentiment among House and
Senate members grows wetter
they will never get the seal of
ratification. Too many legislators
consider last year's over-whelm
ing vote aginst repeal their man
date on prohibition. Stronger beer
and submission of new liquor
regulations to a direct vote of
I the people are possible.
! Monroe Fagg, of Peter's
, Creek township, was a visitor'
here Monday. I
NOTICE OF SALE
By virtue of the power of sale
contained in a deed of trust exe
! cuted on the 20th day of August.
1930, by R. F. King, and pur-'
chase money, to the undersigned'
trustee, recorded in Register of
Deeds office of Stokes County, N.
C. in Book page t.»
I which reference is made, default
having been made in the pay-'
ment of tlie note thereby secured
at maturity, and the holder hav
i ing applied to me to sell under
, foreclosure. I will sell at public,
' auction to the highest bidder, for
I cash, at the courthouse door in
| Danbury, on 1
MONDAY, 11th day of Feb. 1935,
at 12 o'clock noon the lands con
veyed in f?aid truft deed, des
cribed as follows:
"One half interest in the fol
lowing undivided tract of land:
Beginning at a stake in T. V.
Sizeinore's line, runa northwest
71 deg. 16 chs. to T. V. Sizemore's
corner: thence running about 6
chs. to a stone in M. D. Size
more's line; thence running East
to the beginning, containing 6 3 4
acres, more or les?. This deed of
trust is intended to convey i one
half undivided interest in a 13''■>
acres tract of land, the same
land conveyd by Jackson Moore,'
Agt. for Thomas Ruffin, to Mar
tha King, recorded in Book 62,
page 392, Register of Deeds office
This 11th day of January, 1935.
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THURSDAY, J AX. 21, 1935
Report of (he Condition of the
ISank of Pilot Mtn.
At Pilot. -Mountain, North Caro
lina, to the commissioner «f
banks at th> close of business on
the 3ist day of December, 1934.
Cash, Checks for Clear
ing and Transit
I,e:-5S S 20.111.53
Due from Approved
Depository Ranks 222,141.42
Other Stocks and
Bonds (Federal Farm
Mortgage Corp.) .. 14,700.00
Loins an J Discounts—
Furniture, Fixtures and
Other Real Estate .. 53,126.49
Live Stock and
Tools on Bank
Total Resources .... $529,243.20
LIABILITIES AXD CAPITAL
Public Officials .. $ 4,085.25
Cashiers Checks .... 489.37
Accrued Interest ... 5,966.81
Time Certificates? of
Deposits— Due Public
Time Certificates of
Bills Payable None
Total Liabilities .... $455,288.08
Capital Stock —Com-
Capital Stock —Pre-
Undivided (Profits .. 5,639.88
Unearned Discount .. 2,301.24
Reserved for Deprecia
tion Fixed Proper
Reserved for Dividend
on Preferred Stock 750.00
Total Capital S 73,955.12
Total Liabilities and
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF SURRY.
I. M. Gordon, Cashier, P. E.
Simmons, Director and W. H.
Reid. Director of the Bank of
Pilot Mountain, each personally
appeared before me this day,
and, being duly sworn, each for
himself, siys that the foregoing
report is true to the best of his
knowledge and belief.
I. ' r „ GorJon, Cashier,
P. E. SimUons, Director,
W. H. Reid, Director.
Sworn to and subscribed be
fore me this the Bth day of
Geo. B. Reid, Notary Public.
My commission expires Novem
ber 7, 1935.
KUSKSf THJpAYS I
Overtaxed by (
•peaking, sing- \
ing, smoking \^ qo