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THE DANBURY REPORTER.
SAYS QUESENBERRY'S CRIME
THE "MOST HEINOUS" IN
HIS LONG EXPERIENCE ON
THE BENCH —CANNOT UN
DERSTAND JURY'S RECOM
MENDATION FOR LIFE IM
PRISONMENT—F. P. BURTON
WILL ASK FOR DEATH PEN
ALTY IN CHARGE OF HIGH
Judge Clements, who heard the
case against Qucsenberry at
Stuart, Va-, Court September 11
for tie murder of Chas. H. Jes
sup, seriously criticized the Pat
rick county jury for its recom-
mendation of a life sentence for
the defendant. Judge Clements
says the crim" >v.is lh> 'most
heinftus" in his long experience
on the bench, ar.J he cannot un
derstand why the murderer was
not £?nt to the electric air.
There is another charge against
Quesenberry of highway robbery,
and Commonwealth's attorney, F.
P. Burton, will ask for the death
penalty on this charge.
The following account of the
Quesenberry trial is copied from
last week's issue of the Stuart
Sentence of life in the penitent
iary was pronounced on A. D.
Quesenberry in Patrick -«4u:ity
circuit court Saturday, after_ a
jury found him guilty of first de
gree murder in the slaying of C.
H. Jessup, prominent North Caro
|Vt farmer, at Kibler, last month.
Judge J. T. Clements, in pro
nouncing sentence after receiving
the jury's recommendation of life
imprisonment, sternly addressed
the defendant, stating the crime
was the "most heinous" in his
long experience on the bench.
"How the jury failed to sen
tence you to the electric chair is
beyond my comprehension,"
Judge Clements told the slayer
who had sat throughout the day
long trial unmoved at testimony
that brought so 1 )3 from the f ar.i
ly of his victim.
The jury deliberated one hour
and five minuter.
Jessup, a well-to-do resident of
fitokes county, N. C., was shot
to death August 21 at the home
of Cecil Pack where he had called
Mrs. Pack, principal prosecu-
, tk>n witness, said Quesenberry
wae at her home when Jessup ar-
rived in his automobile and asked
for her husband who was work
'. ing nearby. She said Jessup
went back to his car when told
£> .Pack was not at home and as she
turned towards the hous.3 Ques
enberry came out of the house
with her husband's -22 j
rifle. She said Quesenberry or
. . •
dered Jessup from his car, b;ick-
L ed him up against the side of tho
f : ' house and cursed her when she
t , begged him not to shoot Jessup.
Mrs. Pack said Quesenberryl
inarched Jessup at point of
JPf the rifle to the nearby road out
f pf her sight at the end of acorn
tkj field. She heard a shot, she said/
AND TOBACCO HARVEST EDITION
Established 1872. Danbury, N. C., Thursday, Sept. 23, 1937.
Reidsville is already for the
opening of the tobacco market
season on Thursday, Sept. 30th.
I Located at the center of a vast
■ territory producing the "greatest
| money crop,' Reidsville expects O
I open the greatest market in its
Rcidsville's four big warehouses
are ready for the opening of the
market with crews of competent
men in each department. All
from the highest to the lowest,
are the best obtainable for their
respective jobs, and all are ready
to sfrve the patrons of the Rcidd
ville market to the satisfaction
of the producers. No matter
which of the four va3twarehouses
the produce is taken the seller
may be assured that he will find
the services and prices that mean
a satisfactory sale.
| Reidsville, this year, will ope
rate on a time schedule for each
day and for each warehouse.
This method means that the mar
ket will open it a designated
I warehouse and continue until a
stipulated time, it then moves to
another, and so on throughout
the day. This means that if at
No. 1 sale it looks as though it
may be "blocked" with tobacco,
the seller can be assured that the
No. 2 sak v.iu start at an agreed
time and thus his tobacco can
be so plac*i. Through this meth
od of scheduled sales a sale takeu
place every dny in ev»r" VT
house and there is little chance
that any need be held over to a
' Prompt and satisfactory jales
will be the slogan of Keicij.vi'le,
"THE" Tobacco Mark-'t.
The Chevrolet sedan of J. B.
Bullard and Ralph Thomas, two
CCC boys, turned ovKr several
times down a 20-foot embankment
near Piedmont Springs Saturday
night. Nobody was hurt, tho
the car wa s considerably batter
Cuts Finger Off.
Elwood Flinchum, young son
of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Flinch
um here, while chopping wood ac
cidentaly almost completely se
vered one his fingers. The physi
cian attending thinks possibly the
member can be saved.
and ten minutes later Quesen
berry returned saying Jessup had
the gun. He climbed into Jessup'? 1
car and drove away.
Mrs. Pack sai3 her children
found Jessup lyj.ig dead in the
road. He had be n shot through 1
the heart and clubbed over tho
head with Ihe gunstock.
Mr. an-j Mrs Aaron Bowman,
neighbors of the Packs, said
Q'jesenberry, 39-jvar-old war vet- J
eran, who had no regular p'a-*
of residence, slaved a 4, their
home the ni.;;ht before ths shoot
ing and left the next morning
with the assertion he was going
LARGE NUMBER EXPECTED
TO BE SENT OUT FROM
RALEIGH WITHIN NEXT
FEW DAYS STOKES HAS
I RECEIVED SO FAR ABOUT
i TWENTY - FIVE CHECKS
TO BE PATIENT AS POSS
From Mrs. Bost's office in Ral
eigh comes the news that within
the nxt few days more than
8,000 needy persons over 65 years
of age in North Carolina will re
ceive checks for old age assist
To date about 25 persons have
received relief under the social
security program in Stokes coun
ty, and this includes both old
age dependants anc crippled or
In the meantime many applica
tions fio m Stokes have been sent
1 !, i (o the State h adquarteis from
Miss Page's office at Danbury,
and those who have not yet re
ceived their checks are requested
to be a'J patint as possible, as
much ied tape has to be unwound
before relief is released.
FIFTEEN OR TWENTY CARS
WITH 100 PERSONS—VISIT-
| ED NUMBER OF POINTS IN
. COUNTY—LUNCH AT WAL
The Martinsville Boosters, con
sisting of about 100 men and wo
men of Martinsville, Va-, riding
in 15 or 20 automobiles with gay
j streamers, and accompanied by
| music, visited Danbury, Walnut
Cove and other points in the
The Boosters were advertising
Martinsville as a tobacco market
and trading point, and they were
giving away presents and sou
venirs, and extending a cordial
invitation to Stokes people to visit
Among the visitors were Frank
A. Brown of Banner Warehouse,
j and Turner and Marion of Farm
ers Warehouse. Others were
bakers, merchants, etc.
j The Boosters took lunch at
12:30 at thehotel at Walnut Cove,
where 97 plates were laid.
Returned From Canada
j Mack Wall of Madison has re
turned from Canada, where ha
assisted the Ganadian farmers u
icuring their tobacco. Mr. Will
[enjoyed his stay i n the far nnih,
but he says old Stokes is >•«!
enough for him.
Ralph Sheppard H's
Ralph Sheppard has received ■
notice of his appointment as tem
porary postmaster at Lawson
ville. This office has brvn held
for several years by the pi.soni 1
Incumbent, R. T. Spencer. J
KILLED AT I
FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
| FLEK AS JAPS BOM!! TIIE
CITY—THE POPULATION IS
i Nanking, Sept. 23. —Chinese
' authorites estimated today th.il
|at least 1,0(10 p rsons have been
killed hie and that about 500,000
have fled l'roni Nanking since
1 Japan began her atrial bombings
of the capital.
It was estimated that about
500,000 persons, i ncluding ref
ugees from North China, still re
Anti-American feeling, which
was reported earlier this week,
' appears to be sudsiding following
the return of U. S. Ambassador
Nelson T. Johnson and his staff.
I icached Nanking last • night
afL :• an automobile trip from
' Shanghai and found a greater de
gree of iLo'.lucelion from the,
Japano:;. ah' i aids tlrm I had ex
pocted on the basis 0 f reports we
had ut ivej in Ulun^hui.
Many Bomb lEoles
There are many bomb holes in
Nanking, including areas along
the northern Chungshan cociete.
motor highway which was built
i through the heart of the capital
, after the central government was
I esablished here in 1928.
j One of the bombs dropped by
the Japanese in Wednesday's
raids fell CIOKO to the Chinese
foreign office and another close,
|to the ministry of communica
tions. Workmen still were filling
big craters left by thesi- explos
i City Is Calm
The city is entirely calm an I
business is being carried on in
the midst of thousands of dug
outs which have be n built to pro
tcct the population from explos-.
j Camouflaged anti-aircraft lot
teries are scattered over the city
I and Chinese planes are maintain-,
; jng a constant patrol overhead.
I There is still considerable dis
'satisfaction because of the tempo-.
| rary evacauton of the United i
' tion to stat that this will disap-
States embassy, but Ia m in posi
pear entirely when the ull facts
—which cannot now be published
l - -are revealed.
H he'-t Ellis Carter, 45. died
W«'di rv 'ay morning at his home
ii, ir S,;ndy Ridge, Stake's county.
M li : M. E. Church Thursday af
ti 'iioim at 2'clock. Rev. Odcll
!•:•!•> ,cr, of Stoncvilte; Rev.
I'. G. Williams, of Elkin, and Rev.
'. \ Joyce, of Sandy Ridge, will
im!i "i -ct the services. Burial will!
b • in the church graveyard.
He had been ill since June.
Surviving are the widow; two
sisters, Mrs. J. H. Bu.tcan and
lira. I. J. Terrell,, both of S;.n"'y
P.Hjre: four brothers, A. li., E.
C. and T. F. Carter, of Mayodan. !
The funeral will be held at 1
GOOD CORN CROP
I IN STOKES COUNTY I
B. B. WALKER AND R. C.'
WHITE PRODUCING CIIRTI-j
FIED SEED CORN—W. G.
PETRKE CHAMPION TAI.I.
I (RON GROWER COUNTY
| AGENT BROWN VISITS 'l'llil
Stokes county farmers will!
harvest one of the largest an 11
best corn crops this year that 1
they have harvested in several
years. The wide use of lespe-j
dcza throughout the county has'
aided materially in improving the
yield of corn per acre.
| Several farmers in the county
arc producing certified seed corn.
B. B. Walker of Walnut Cove is
among the leaders. Mr. Walker]
hag his entire acreage on one
farm planted in Certified South
ern Beauty. On another farm lie
has tlv. entire acreage planted in
Certified Ja; vis Golden Prolific.
Pro ,ir-ets look good for an ex
cellent yield of better than fifty
bu' lie's per aeiv on th • entire
ciop. When we held our fa.m
I to;:;- the la t w- ek in August, Mr.
I Walker's faim was included as
one of the stops. He told the
group that lie was making an
, effort to interest his tenants in
growing other crops instead of
so much tobacco. Mr. Walker is
; convinced that good seed and
' proper fertilization of corn is
essentia' to a good*crop, and he
has been very successful in con-
vincing his tenants of this fact, i
R. C. White o Kng is another
Pick s county f;.-—tV.a'. -v pw 1
during cortifi. j el corn. Mr.
White is grow'.ng Jarvis Golden
1 recently visited Mr. White's
faim and inspect i I a twelve acre
of the best fields of corn 1 have
field of this vaii ty, which is one,
'observed this year. An average
row of corn in ihis field was
h'cted and an eai count mad I- on
one hundred sta'ks. Of the one
hundred stalks, seventy-three had
two acres, eleven had three, four]
hud four, and only twelve had
just one ear. This variety of
' corn is proving a prolific yielder
in Stokes county.
i When it comes to growing tad
corn, W. G. Pet roe of Danbury,
'is ready to challenge the Gove--
nors of both lowa and Wisconsin'
along with other corn growers in
( this state. Recently Mr. Petite
' exhibited a stalk of corn 16 1-2
feet high from his Moore's
Springs farm. The field o corn
averaged better than fifteen feet
in length, with many sttilks as
much as sixteen feet high. M .
Petree was abi ut to claim the
championship until the Surry
county grower came to the t'o'ii
with a stalk a foot higher.
J. l'\ BROWN, County Agent.
"A lot of fellows can fed pros
pcrous," asserts Crump Pearson,
"even wl en driving a mo.*,-. •
oar over a bonded road."
Tlio b.-st thing about a poptila''
song is t hat it isn't popular vcy
| STOKES CRIMINAL
COURT OCT. 11TH
TIIK Civil. TKRM WILL CON
j VKXK ONK WIIKSi LATKK,
OCT. 18—-It lKii: }. DO.VALI)
I'lllLI.II'S X;N £» SOIKITOK
j ALLKX i\V\ .ST WILL ISK IX
I CIIARUK or TIIK TWO
| WKKK'S IT KM OK I'ALL
i The regular tim oi fall super-
I court will convene he p.* on
j Monday , Oclobci 11. The first
I week will he devoted to the trial
lof crjminul cas«». The second
j week, beginning Oct. IS, will be
I for the hearing of civil actions,
I title e»lciKir fot which appears
.tin this* issue of the Reporter
.• i- ' t!dui> of the -timinal
, v ''! ipp-ar in the n>'X.t is
-1 sue -)i ..,._• :: porter.
,! At thi> reguln;- fall 1 • i of
two wck* colli 1 ! Judge !•'. Honald
Phillips w'i| 111»•?:j>|e, whil Alton
jOwyn, S>;li«i:or, will V' tin St ,te's
, i prvs tutor.
As '.he wol k v.i!| be
I, , ...
L mrgtly !.v- r at ' i:a' time it js
expecctid the crowds in 11 ad
vance at both the criminal and
, civil U-iM.s will be large.
At the M. E. Church
* Pastor liouck will cn»duct a
' baptismal service at the M. E.
', church Sunday morning. ?■ '
At night supplementing the
regular service, there will he
wd.,l ..'r., I. ;,;;. ss
Ruth Paitc;son. who shifts cx
ccp:ion a lly well. ,s; l0 poswsr.es
a voice of rare compass, ton t . and
The public is coroi .|l> ;:i\\ J
•to attend these services.
Sea well Rules
Is One (Gallon
I Raleigh, Sept. 18. Attorney
General A. A. F. Seawcll laid to
day he thought "it is the better
opinion" that a drivc r of an auto
mobile carrying more than on«
gallon of liquor in it would vio
late tho 1937 liqour act.
The opinion was cxptessed in
a letter to Craige and Craigo,
Winston-Salem law fi m, and
quote tl piivioug letters from the
office of the attorney-general.
The 11K.7 liquor law says "It
shall rot be ur.Hwful for any per
son to transport not in excess of
one .'.l'on fi'iv.i .. county in North
Carolina "n:r unui r to
"• '' h . '.! • I ■ 11.. ■ ,ii.t
c- ; • •• undet t.
0 f,r->tod po'tion of the
1 : 1.. j ' v.i. ruling. v.-.is
'l* t»;;ch l«; th» " •!;! referred
1 ■ the 1.. :-• r , wnvtM of
•tv.» ;-:ili»n r'rl the -session of
•• •eh w. : ji *l. v 1 .i:'! is un
'»;• ti C! • • «CNA> C • T1 it • »
*'-V Oi'in! :i that enoh indivi !u:tl
•-r.uld h v tin* :i.,M tr;.:.: j ort
•i qvj'.itity not »n cxevs of one