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THE DANBURY REPORTER
TAKES OWN LIFE;
THIS YOUNG MAN LIVED AT
KING, AND NO REASON IS j
KNOWN FOR ACT—A NEW j
ENTERPRISE FOR KING
CHARLIE SNIDER ILL j
King. Feb. 13.—Robert Nev/-|
sum, aged 24, committed suicide
by blowing the top of his head
* off with a single barrel shotgun
at the home of his mother, Mrs. 1
E. E. Spainhour, near Payne's.
Mill Wednesday morning about
eight o'clock. The deceased had;
sj ent the past six years in the.
United States Army having been
discharged from (he service about
a month ago. Young Nevvsum
-was apparently in his usual good
health and no reason for his act
is known by the family. His I
mother had gone some little
distance from the house for a
bucket of water and when she
returned entered hit room to'
wake him up and to her great
surprise found him dead. The
mother and the young man were
alone at the time, his step-father (
having gone to the mill. The
deceased who was a son of James!
F. Newsum deceased is survived
by his mother, Mrs. E. E. Spain-1
hour, one brother, Wilburn New-!
sum, of Winston-Salem and two'
sisters, Mrs. Fan-is Power ot j
Winston-Salem and Mrs. Roy Mo-
Gee of King. His grandmother, 1
"Mrs. John T. Love, also survive:!
The funeral service was conduct- j
?d at the first Baptist church
bere Thursday afternoon at 3
o'clock and burial followed in the
Ott Daub and family, of Siai
•eoe, Ontario, Canada, are spend
ing some time with relatives noai
here. The trip was made in Mr.
A new business enterprise
which in all probability means a
great deal for King is being
launched here. Fred Kreeger and
John Beasley are the owners and
Pilot Battery and Electric Com
pany will be the style of the new
firm. The large 2-story foundry
building on Railroad street
owned by V. T. Grabs will house
the new plant. They will manu
-1 facture storage batteries and do
1 electric and actelyne wel ling and
1 do all kinds of repairing. The
| building is being wired and put
1 in readiness.
Miss Flossie B. Caudle, of Bon
; Air, Winston-Salem, was among
the visitors here Saturday.
Charlie Snider, who has been
seriously sick at his home just
west of town for several weeks,
J was removed to the City hospital
I ct Winston-Salem Saturday for
H. D. Pulliam, who holds a
position at Kernersville, spent the
$ week-end with his family here.
/ The following births were
* recorded here last week: To Mr.
T md Mrs. Saunders Lawson, a
■Ion: to Mr. and Mr?. Jam t
Iftufus Wall, a daughter; and :
Hlr. and Mrs. Lee But nor, a
• Ruth Evelyn, the small daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Pull
fern. is real s ! .ck with an attack of
AT FERA BRANCH !
VISIT FROM MISS HKRM.YNCK, j
DISTRICT DIRECTOR . OF
NEW PROJECTS POSSIBLE, j
Miss Helen Herr.iance, who is
director of federal relief of the
Forsylh-Slokcs district with oi
ficc in Winston-Salem, paid a
visit to the branch relief station
j Miss Ilermance was accom
panied by Miss McKinncy, who id
I head of the case workers of the'
drstricl. and by Mrs. Minnie G.
Doyle, formerly chief of the
FERA office in Stokea, but now.
director of rural rehabilitation in
Forsyth and Stokes with head- 1
quarters in Winston-Salem.
Miss Hermance was here to
| put herself closely in touch with j
( the Stokes branch office, now in I
i charge of Mrs. N. E. Pepper at
Danbury, and to confer with|
Stokes county authorities with'
reference to relief work and needs'
in this county. I
I Miss Hermance while here hud
. a conference with the board of
j county commissioners at whicti
I the status of Stokes "unemploy-
I ables" was discussed. County
Welfare Officer J. C. Carson was]
also present at this meeting.
! It is not yet known definitely
what particular projects of relief
in this county will be sponsored!
by the new set-up now centered 1
lat Winston-Salem. The Reporter j
is informed that the recent survey
of J. B. Easter of Walnut Cove in
, which the possibilities for rural
! electrification in this county were
listed, has been checked
up by government authorities
and that the project for
electric lighting and power in
' Store zone was approved by the
' federal officials.
This project covers a tentativ2
I plan to furnish electric lights
I and power to the communities
• named, to be supplied from the
' power lines of the Southern
' Power Co. on Dan River, a few
miles north of Walnut Cove.
: Meadows, Danbury and Wilson's
Store communities furnished a
> sign-up for service which mec
I with the favorable consideratio l
s of the government.
It is hoped that the develop
ment of this project will be speed
i ily pushed to realization. The con
; dition that the patrons of this;- en
terprise shall furnish a right-ov
i way and poles it is thought will
t be easily met.
I There will be a personal ap
pearance of the Crazy Mountain
eers from station W. B. T. Char
, lotte at Reynolds School Wed
night, Feb. 20 at 8:00 P. M. The
j program will consist of singing,
, fiddling, vodeling, banjo picking
and acting. This is the firs' an
( pearance of this particular group
, of musicians in this part of the
• county and a large crowd is ex
, [ pected.
I ~ "
! pntnmionia n their home here.
Theadore Newsum has about
fully recovered from a recent ill
Danbury, N. C., Thursday, February 14, 1935
| Thelma Priddy
Honored By Her
Friend, Nina Rhodes
On Danbury Route 1 Friday 1
night Miss Nina Rhodes enter-
tained at the home of her '
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. i
' Rhodes, in honor of her friend i
and school mate, Miss Thelmi'
Priddy, the occasion being the ]
17th birthday of Miss Thelma. .
i Games were played and
delicious refreshments served. (
Guests present were Helen and ]
Mary Tuttle, Virginia Wall.'
Hazel Petree. Ellen Prather Hail,
Emery Pepper, Marjorie Pepper,
Clarice and Lena Moorefield,
Sarah Parker, Thelma Priddy,
H. G. Alley, Bud Russell, Rob'
| Moorefield, Wilbert McHone,
Ralph, Berk, Claude and Clyde
. Priddy, Fred Carter, Guy Priddy,
i Sam Kirby, Joe and Jack Sim
I Mrs. Sarah M. Westmoreland, j
80, died at her home in Dal ton'
Monday evening at 8:30 o'clock. I
She is survived by two chil- 1
dren, Mrs. Walter Boyles, of I
Walnut Cove, and S. 0. West
moreland, of Dalton; 11 grand
children and 15 great-grand-chil-]
dren; two brothers, Paul A. and!
S. M. Marion, of Shoals, and onej
sister, Mrs. Laura Spainhour, of
Funeral service was conduct-:
I ed at the home at 2 o'clock Wed-|
! nesday. Interment was in the j
, family plat near the home.
I Ralph Priddy, of North View, J
was in town Monday.
\ READY TO LOAN
: LOCAL AGENCY OF FEDERAL
PRODUCTION CREDIT AS
!j SOCIATION URGES BOR
| ROWERS TO FILE THEIR
! i APPLICATIONS R. O.
: i P ALM KB IN CHARGE HERE.
I The Winston-Salem office of
• the federal Production Credit
' Association is now ready to make
I loans to the farmers of Stokes
I I This information is given the
• Reporter by R. O. Palmer who :s
representative of the Association
in Stokes, with headquarters at
the court house in Danbury. Mr.
Palmer says old borrowers and
new ones are urged to rush in
their applications for money.
It is a condition of accomoda
. tion from this agency that the
borrower take $5 stock in th 3
. corporation for each SIOO borrow
J For the next 3 weeks, Mr.
, Palmer suggests that applica
; tions at Danbury be made on
i' The Winston-Salem office of
- the Association is at 221 First
National Bank building, and is i:i
charge of L. E. Francis.
Powell and John Ed Mabe, of
Peter's Creek township, were in
Fidelis Class 1 .
The Fidelis class of the King i
Baptist church met at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Rumley 011
Thursday evening February,
seventh at eight o'clock for theii |
regular monthly meeting.
The meeting was presided ov»r
by the president, Joseph Hart
grove. In the absence of the
secretary, Miss Sue Mae Slate ha 1
charge of the program as fol- (
lows: : 1
Song, "Will There Be Any 1
Stars" by all. 1
Bible Reading Opal Hart- 1
grove. ; 1
Lord's Prayer Repeated by 1
the class. ,
Song, "Blest Be The Tie."
Closing Prayer—Mr. Rumley. j
At this time the meeting wa: '
opened for any business, during 1 f
which plans for a program were!
discussed in the near future.
| The meeting was turned over|
to the hostess, Miss Elizabeth
Rumley. Interesting games were
I played, and contests given. Miss
1 Opal Hartgrove through her skill
' was the winner of the prize.
! This being Valentine month I
f the hostess assisted by her sister, |
Miss Ruth Rumley, served cookies |
lin heart shape, sandwiches,
' delicious fruit salad and cocoa
!to several members and three
j visijtgjs carrying out the color
j scheme pink and white.
| H. H. Williamson
111 At Pine Hal!
j H. H. Williamson, well known
! and prominent citizen and busi
-1 ness man, is ill at his home at
1 Pine Hall. He is suffering wi'.h
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN
SPECIAL SESSION MONDAY
—MISS HERMANCE, FOR
SYTH-STOKES FERA DI
RECTOR, WAS PRESENT
BOARD ATTENDS TO MAT
TERS OF ROUTINE.
The board of Stokes county
commissioners held a special
meeting here Monday, attending
to several matters of public in
terest, but the business was
chiefly of a routine nature, such
as payment of claims, etc.
Miss Helen Hermance, the new
Forsyth-Stokes director of
federal relief under the FERA,
was present and conferred with
the board relative to Stokes "un
employables." J. C. Carson, who
is public welfare officer for th:;
county, also engaged in the con
It is understood that the com
missioners were very favorably
impressed with the plans and i
purposes of the new head of re
lief with reference to Stokes, an 1
assured her of their sympathy
and co-operation in the program
1 for taking care of this county's
All the commissioners were
present at this meeting, to-wit:
i J. A- Joyce, vhairmnr.; TI. H
'.Brown and Howard Gibson.
SAT. NIGHT, FEB. 23
A 3-ACT PLAY TO BK PRE
SKNTKD AT THE II Mill
SCHOOL TEACHERS TO
PLAY LKAUINU PARTS.!
STUDENTS IN MINOR ROLES
MISS CROI CII IS DIRECTOR
—OTHER NEWS OF LAW
A three-act play entitled "Here
Cuines Charlie" will he presented
at Lawsonville High School Sa'.J
night, Feb. 2.">, with teachers,
, . i
playing the leading parts
and high school students in minor!
roles. The play it,- a comedy with'
mystery, heart throbs, and fun
well blended resulting from the'
mi::-up and surprise for all in- 1
volved when a young business
man adopts what lie supposes- is
a country boy named Charlie.
The arrival of hill billy Charlie
and the surprises that follow
produces a riot of laughs and
The cast follows in order of
their appearance upon the stage:
Nora, comical Irish maid —Mis-j
HtiHie Spencer; Officer Tim Mc-
Grill. pie-eater and sweetheart—
Curtis Stephens; Mrs. Fanny
Firnham, disagreeable and ar-1
rogant aunt Mrs. Woodrow
La-'son; Larry Elliott, popular
young business man—Mr. H. D.
Lassiter; Ted Hartley, wide
awake pal of Larry—Wayne
Bohannon; Vivian Smythe-Ker-|
ssy, spoiled, haughty society girl
—Miss Mary Money; Uncle Aleck
Twiggs, from the Ozark Moun
tains and proud of it—Mr. Percy
! Parker; Charlie Hopps, comical
and charming—Miss Norma Boy
les; Mrs. Smythc, proud society
matron wielding a lorgnette
Mrs. Walt Leal; Mortimer Smy
the-Kersey, wearing fine clothes
nnd bored with the world—Mr.
J. C. Green.
Mba Let tic E. Crouch is direct
or. Mr. A 1 Robertson will be door
keeper the night of the per
formance, and high school
students will sell tickets and ush-
i Cr '
Between acts of the play,
dance numbers and popular
song numbers will be given by
high school girls under the
direction of Mr». 11. D. Lassitc: 1 ,
A consignment of library boo'is
I ordered for Lawsonville Highj
School in January are due to ar
rive. This is the first addition of
I books to the school this year and
will improve the limited readin \
and reference equipment of the
Miso Kathleen Nicholson
county nurse, visited the school
last Tuesday and examined tcet'i
of first and second grade chil
John Tucker, committee mem
ber, and Principal H. D. Lns3itcr
made a business' trip to Winstoa
finlem Thursday in the intere
of I.nvronvillo school.
AI Wall, of the school cov
! mittoo, was a school visitor l i t
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Law
son spent the week-end at Lcak;t
ville with Mrs. Simpson wit i
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HOOVER AND SMITH
ON SAME PAYROLL
FORMER PRESIDENT AND
HIS 1928 OPPONENT BOTH
DIRECTORS OF NEW VORK
New Yoik, Feb. 11.- Herbert
Hoover—who came tu New York
to become director of the New
York Life Insurance company an J
join Alfred E. Smith in earning
SSO a meeting spent a quiet day
today, apparently eschewin,;
There was a likelihood that
Smith and Hoover- foes in thd
j 1928 presidential election -might.
I not meet. Smith, who is iu
! Florida, may defer his return,
north until his wife, who fell an^f
broke her arm, is able to travel.
If Smith is unable to return
for the meeting Wednesday ,»t
which Hoover will become a mem
ber of the directorate he is ex
pected to send the man wh -
defeated him for president a.
Before his death, Calvin Ccol
idge, Hoover's predecessor,
served on the same board.
The only political leado;
Hoover was known to have
today was Ogden Mills, his
' secretary of the treasury.
Emerging from the former
president's suite in the hotel
Waldorf Astoria, Mills said
Hoover was "in first class shape."
"Did you talk politics?"
"No," he replied. "I just stop
ped in for a little visit. There's no
Hoover, in the city for the
first time since shortly after
left the White House in 193.>,
visited "America's Little HOUM." -
j a model home at the corner ©t'
Park avenue and 39th street, andr
then went to the office of tfte
insurance company to meet in
formally his new associates.
Accompanied by his secretary,
Lawrence Richey, and ifrs.
William Brown Melony, chair
' man of the New York committee
of tho better homes organization,
Iloover carefully inspected the
house, showing a special interest
in the kitchen equipment.
"I'm looking for something im--
perfect," he remarked with 'a
smile. "I think I would not want
to live where everything was just
New Hank For
A report is in circulation here
'this week that outside parties.
| contemplate the establishment of
I a new bank at Danbury at an
I early date.
i Danbury has been without
banking facilities for more than
four years since December
,I Practically every business con
cern here now, with county of
ficers. are being served very ei
j ficicntly by a Walnut Cove
! financial institution.
' | The condition of T. L. Booth,
j county game warden, is onlv
slightly improved. Mr. Booth has
been suffering for several weeks
with blood poisoning due to an
I infected hand.