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VOL. No. XXI, No. 33
Surry Democrats For
Franklin D. Roosevelt
As Presidential Hope
ANY LOYAL MEMBER
OF PARTY ELIGIBLE
AS STATE DELEGATE
WILKES HAS MEET
Elkin Recorder's Court
Scorned By Border
Surry county democrats, meeting
In convention at Dobson Saturday,
endorsed the candidacy of Gov.
Franklin D Roosevelt, of New York,
for the presidency, and thus in
structed all Surry delegates who
planned to attend the state demo
cratic convention at Raleigh today.
No official delegates and alter
nates were elected to attend the
Raleigh convention, any good demo
crat of the county being eligible to
North Wiikesboro.—The Wilkes
county democratic convention, held
in North Wiikesboro Saturday, went
on record against the legislative act
which places part of Wilkes county
in jurisdiction of the Elkin record
Yadkinville. —Meeting in conven
tion at Yadkinville Saturday, Yad
kin county democrats heard a 4 0
minute address by H. M. Dußose, of
Winston-Salem, and then elected
delegates and alternates to the
democratic state convention at Ral
eigh. Those named were: Dr. T.
W. Shore, Albert Martin, Jasper
Long, Leak Steelman, James Parks,
J. T. Reece, L. F. Amburn, Paul
Davis, T. H. Poindexter, L. J. Hamp
ton, C. L. Gabard, T. L. Barnard, C.
E. Hartman, M. V. Fleming, John
Poindexter, Grover Williams, R. B.
Horn, Fred Hobson and George Hob
son. Yadkin county is entitled to
nine votes at the state convention.
PROCESS OF TAKING
Spradlin Takes Re
course to Law in Ef
fort to Thaw Bank
The process of taking judgment
against debtors of the Elkin Na
tional Bank who have made no
effort to pay their obligations, has
already been started, it was learned
Wednesday morning from W. H.
Spradlin, receiver, wh 0 stated that
other judgments would be asked im
"We are using discretion in this
process of seeking judgments," Mr.
Spra&lin said, "and desire to work
no unnecessary hardships upon those
whom we are forced'to deal with in
this way. However, our first duty is
to look after the depositors."
In commenting on the liquidation
process, the receiver said that,
boiled down to brass tacks, those
who owe money to the bank do not
really owe it to former officers or
to the bank, but to their neighbors
and others who are creditors of the
bank. It is not the bank's money
that he is attempting to collect, but
ia the money of those who had de
posits there, he said. Thus those who
refuse to make any effort to pay
are actually hurting their own
friends and neighbors, it was pointed
Economy Shoe Store
Moved to Greensboro
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The Economy Shoe Store, which
has operated hers for approximately
nine months under the management
of Julius and Clyde Hall, has been
sold to a firm in Greensboro and
the entire stock moved to that city.
The sale 'of the store, which han
been hanging fire for a number of
monthayWM completed several days
ago, ant the work of packing and
shipping the stock was completed
Modern and up-to-date in even'y
way, the shoe store was a credit to
Elkln, and its sale is a distinct loss
to trie community. *.
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Richard F. Cleveland, whose
father, Grover Cleveland, was twice
President of the United States, will
ntake the speech in Democratic Na
tional Convention nominating Gov
ernor Albert C. Ritchie for the Presi
SNUFF THIEF SENT
TO ROADS BY JUDGE
Convicted Of Stealing
Snuff From Local
Convicted in recorder's court
Tuesday morning on a charge of
stealing three cases of snnff from
the local express office. Eugene
Gray, negro, was sentenced to serve
six months on the roads by Judge
Harry H. Barker.
Gray was alleged to have taken
the snuff, which was the property
of Moseley and Reece, local whole
sale house, from the depot, and to
have peddled it about among his
friends at the price of two bales for
five cents. The theft was said to
have been committed approximately
a week ago.
Ira Blackburn and Council Las
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LATE ITEMS OF
BfcXilN REAL WORK
(Mage, June 14.—At the end
of a lackluster day of opening
formalities, the real work *f the
Republican convention gathered
momentum tonight in renewed at
tempts to settle the difficulties
over prohibition and nomination
of a running-mate fo r President
Chicago, June 14.—A move
ment to draft Charles ti. Dawes
for the vice-presidential nomina
tion gained ground today with
members of several state delega
tions ready to put forward their
own candidates in the event the
C'hlcagOMi refused to accept.
A rising tide of sentiment for
Itawct was appai cut. A poll of
a majority of the 97 New York
delegates showed a strong trend
away from Charles Curtis.
SECOND DAY'S BUSINESS '
Here is 'lie official order of
business for the second day's ses
sion of the Republican national
Convention called to order by
the chairman at 11 a. m., central
Prayer by the Rt. Rev. Thomas
P. Bona, P, R„ St. Mary of Per
petual Help rectory, Chicago.
Report of committee on creden
Report of committee on per
Address of permanent «hairman.
Report of committee on rules
and order of business.
8 Recess until 4 p. m.
Reconvene at 4 p. m.
Report of committee on resolu
Adjourn until 'Vnursday, June
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ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1932
SURRY SCHOOLS BY
Goes To Rural School
System For Six-
INCREASE OF $2,079
A total of $153,582.36 has been
allotted to the Surry county rural
school system by the state for the
operation of the six-month school
term for 1932-33, this allottment
having been made a number of days
ago by the North Carolina Equaliza
tion board at Raleigh.
At the meeting of the a
total of 295 teachers were allowed
for the Surry schools next year, of
which number 215 were allotted to
the county rural schools. The re
mainder of the teacher allottment
was divided between the city
schools, with Elkin getting 17, Mt.
Airy 50 and Pilot Mountain 15
Both the allottment of money and
teachers shows an increase over the
1931-32 term just completed. The
money allowed last year totaled
$151,502.54, or $2,079.82 less than
the amount voted for the coming
school year. The increase in teach
ers numbers 11.
The schools to receive additional
teachers, earned by increased at
tendance are Elkin city schools, 2;
Low Gap high school, 2; Franklin
high school, 2; Mount Airy city
schools, 2; Dobson high school, 1,
and Bannertown elementary school,
The financial allotment of $153,-
582.36 was divided and assigned to
various purposes in the school bud
get. The amount assigned for gen
eral control was $5,462, which in
cludes the salary of Supt. E. S. Hen
dren and expenses for travel, cler
cial assistance, office supplies and
the county board of education. The
sum for operation of the plants was
$7,521.50, divided for $2,714 for
janitors' salaries, $2,710 for fuel,
$690 for water, lights and power,
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WAS HELD SUNDAY
Despite Rain And Mud,
Despite the muddy roads, ap
proximately 100 relatives and friends
of the Gilliam clan gathered Sun
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.
W. Gilliam, of Bethel, for the an
nual Gilliam .".c^inion.
Owing to the absence of the pas- ,
tor of Bethel church, no services, ex
cept Sunday school were held. Fol
lowing Sunday school the crowd as
sembled at the Gilliam home where
a picnic dinner was spread on the
J. A. Gilliam, of Mountain View,
spoke briefly and called upon Rev.
W. F. Cooper, of Doughton, to pro
nounce the invocation.
Following the dinner, registra
tion began and several short talks
were made, following which came
a short business session during
which J. A. Gilliam was elected as
chairman for next year's reunion.
Mrs. tT. H. Jones was again elected
secretary and treasurer and will ar
range for next vear's reunion which
will b j held t the Gilliam home the
second Sunday in June, 1933.
Nun ibered among those attending
were f "lends and relatives from New
York i Mty, Norfolk and Galax, Va.,
Thome avllle, Winston-Ralem, States
ville, Mount Airy, Mountain View,
Doughtjon and Elkin.
STOLEN TRUCK IS
Shorted Wires Thought Responsible
For Harne*; Tiro Also Taken
Here Late Saturday Nlglit
A Chevrolet truck belonging to M.
C. Whitener and A. W. Lindenmoth.
Elkin men, was stolen last Saturday
night from its parking space in
front of the Home Hotel, and was
found burned Sunday about three
miles out on the Boonville highway.
The machine was taken sometime
after 10: au o'clock. It In thought
the thief, )in rewiring the switch,
which was locked, accidentally
shorted a couple of wires, causing
it to catch fire.
A spare tire was also ctolon Sat
urday night, thieves removing the
spare tire from the car of Boris
Sonaivisky, which waa parked in
front of Hotel Elkin. ,
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Newly Formed Surry Assoc
Seeking Slash of 25 Per Cent For
County Officers; Would Fire Some
M. P. J. Head Is Highly Rated
J. Mark McAdams i 3 Boy Scout worker as well as educator
and athletic instructor
J. Mark McAdams, former princi
pal and athletic director of the
North Wiikesboro high school for
the past two years, Who resigned
his position there to head Mountain
Park Institute as principal, to suc
ceed former principal R. H. Lank
ford, has been rated highly by those
wh 0 are familiar with his work and
is said to be especially well fitted
for his new post which he will short
A scout worker as well as educa
tor and athletic coach, Mr. McAdams
is field commissioner of the Wins
ton-Salem scout district and a mem
ber of the Boy Scout committee for
the district. As a mark of the es
•»em and affection in which he is
held by the Boy Scouts of Notth
Wiikesboro, he will be honored by
Troop 34, of that city, in an., open
meeting there Sunday night.
Before gofng to North Wiikesboro
Mr. McAdams was principal of the
Reidsvllle high school. Mountain
Park Institute is to be congratulated
upon securing his services.
New Revenue Act Probably
Will Hit Elkin Hardest In
Form of New Postal Rate
First Class Postage to Jump From Two Cents Per Ounce to Three
Cents on July 6. Tire and Tube Tax Will Become
Effective Here Tuesday, June 21. Many
Items Subject to New Act
The revenue bill lately approved
by Congress will touch Elkin in a
changed postal rate, which become*
effective July 6, and a tax on auto
mobile tires, bank checks, etc., which
is to become effective June 2i.
According to information gent
out by the federal bureau of inter
nal revenue, the following are ex
amples of the classes of persons who
are required to make returns and
pay taxes newly imputed under the
new tax act: the manufacturers,
f ) Queers or importers of the fol
lowing articles* lubricating oil,
brewer's wort, grape concentrate,
automobiles, candy, gum,
toilet preparations, flirs, Jewelry."
radios, refrigerators, sporting goods,
fire arms, cameras, matches, soft
drinks, tires and tubes -nd gasoline.
The following articles or services
are also subject t 0 the tax: tele
phone and telegraph messages, elec
tric energy, bank checks, lease of
safety deposit boxes, admissiofc fees,
transprytation of oil by pipi line,
and the users tf pleasure boats.
The change jn the letter rate, it
is said, will touclj the
greatest number of The
ENDORSED FOR P. O.
Mrs. Nonnie Mayherry \Vill> Probably
Fill Post Left Vacant By-
Mrs. Nonnie Mayberry has been
endorsed by the Yadkin county Re
publican executive committee for the
appointment to the position o)T post
master at Jonesville to fill the va
cancy resulting from the death some
months ago of Postmaster Ward
Two other applicants for the posi
tion, who successfully passed the
civil service examination some weeks
ago and were placed on the lißt of
eligibles. were Miss, Stella Triplett,
Democrat, who served in that capa
city throughout the Woodrow Wil
son administration and Hubert
Favor Prohibition Vote
By a big majority, the Virginia
Democratic convertion last week
went on record for resubmission of
the prohibition question to the states
and approved the plan of Harry F.
Byrd for a direct vote of the people.
Byrd was formally endorsed for the
presidency and will receive Virgin
ia's rote in convention.
J. MARK Mr A DAMS
new regulations require postmasters
to see that on and after July 6 post
age is paid at the rate of three cents
per ounce or fraction of an ounce
on letters and other first class mat
*. . -pt postal cards and private
maifing or post cards.
The automobile tire and tube tax
will mean that the consumer will
have to pay so much per pound for
his tires and tubes over the manu
facturer's price, the prices having
been scheduled to take a rise im
mediately the tax goes into effect.
The check tax amounts to two
cents i- check for each check writ
PENSION FUNDS FOR.
SURRY ARE NOW DUE
Thirty Surviving Vet
erans Remain in the
The pension funds for the sur
viving Confederate veterans and
widows of Surry county, were ex
pected to be received today, accord
ing to an announcement made by
Clerk of Court F. T. Lewellyn. The
funds to be paid out to 115 vet
erans and widows will amount to
about SB,OOO and will be paid out
as fast as possible.
There are still about 30 surviv
ing veterans of the Civil war in
the county, with the remainder of
the 115 pensioners being widows of
the former soldiers. Two of the
surviving veterans are on the total
ly disabled list and draw checks for
$35 each month. They are J. F.
Miller, Mount Airy, Route 6; and J.
S. Lundy, of Low Gap.
The oldest Confederate veteran
in the county is KJrby Lowe, of Low
Gap. Mr. Low is about 102 years
of age, and still appears bale and
hearty for a man of his age. His son,
Sammy Lowe, who is himselfjp74
years of age, calls for his father's
ytmsiuu check each time.
Polish Aviator la Safe
A week after he had disappeared
on a non-stop flight attempt- from
New York to Europe, Felix Haue
ner, Polish aviator, waa picked up
Saturday, SOO miles off Portngal by
a British tanker. Hausner v|i
drifting on his machine which ap
peared in good condition.
NewspMHr . ]
WOULD DISMISS THE
FARM AGENT, DOCTOR
AND WELFARE HEAD
Lower Taxes And Less
TO MEET JUNE 25
Seeking the dismissal of the conn
ty welfare officer, the county farm
agent and the county health doct&-,
and urging a 25 per cent reduction
in the salaries of all county office
holders in the naope of economy, a
large number of Surry farmers
gathered at the courthouse in Dob
son Saturday and formed an anti
anymore governmental expense or
ganization to be known as the Tax-
The purpose of the association,
aside from drastic slashes in salaries
for office holders and the cutting
out of the above mentioned officers,
further went on record demanding
rigid county and state government
economy, and declared themselves
ready to fight to the end for a gen
eral reduction of taxes BO that homes
and farms might be saved. These
demands and issues were not form
ally passed upon but were declared
the principles upon which the asso
ciation was founded, Saturday, June
25 having been set as the day for
the next meeting at which time the
issues will be acted upon. Urgent
pleas for every borne owner and
laborer in the county to be present
at this meeting have been sent out.
Several prominent arid conserva
tive farmers were active workers
and speakers in Saturday's meeting.
Although the speeches were tainted
with bitterness at the condition of
the farming class there was no radi
calism present. The farm leaders
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FOR HEALTH DEPT.
Pass Resolutions At
Meeting In Dobson
The Surry County Medical society,
meeting in regular session in Dob
son Tuesday night, went on record
as being in favor of the county
health department, and pointed out
that the need of the department is
now greater than ever before. As a
result, the following resolutions,
were drawn and adopted:
FIRST: Due to the present con
ditions the Health Department's
need Is greater than ever before.
SECOND: Therefore, the Surry
County Medical Society goes on
record June 14, 1932, sponsoring,
and promoting the work of the
THIRD: The Medical Society
recommends that sufficient funds
be appropriated to maintain the
health department with a personnel
of not less than a Health Officer
FOURTH: The Society pledges
Its service to supervise, direct, and
assist the Health Department in
every possible way.
The resolutions were signed by
Dr. Hugh Parks, president of the
society, and Dr. R. E. Smith, secre
A highlight of the program was
the reading of a paper on the treat
ment of empyema by Dr. H. L.
Johnson, of Hugh Chatham Memo
Dr. Mosley to Si>eak j
Jit Mountain Park
Dr. Mosley, of will
speak to the people of this section
at the Mountain Park Baptist church
on Sunday, June I®, at 1,0 o'clock.
Dr. Mosley Is a spiritual doctor
as well as an M, D„ and is welt
known throughout this section, Itav- j
lug begun his practice in this part