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VOL. No. XXII, No. 18
Business Men of Elkin
Express Opposition To
Further Tax Increase
I ATE NEWC
State and Nation
Raleigh, Feb. 28.—Consoli
dated University of North faro
linn got n 872,000 lift from the
joint appropriations committee
this afternoon when $38,000 in
rreaiie for the plant at Chapel
Hill, and 818,000 each for Wom
an's college in Greensboro and
* State College in Raleigh was
voted after quite the most drama
tic afternoon of the year.
Raleigh, Feb. 28.—Revaluation
of property, a thing for which
North Carolina has clamored in
a big way, is provided for in May
of this year in the machinery act
drafted by a subcommittee, ap
proved by the general assembly's
finance committee this afternoon,
and which will probably be in
troduced in the house at tomor
Richmond, Va., Feb. 28.—Defi
nite signs of business improve
ment in the fifth federal reserve
district during January and early
February—a period normally dull
—were reported today by the
Federal Reserve Rank of Rich
mond in its monthly review of
credit, business and agricultural
Women Ask Delay
Raleigh, Feb. 28.—Women
prohibition leaders of North Caro
lina meeting here today urged
the state's general assembly to
defer action in calling a con-*
vention to consider the proposal
to repeal the 18th amendment.
Under Martial Law
Berlin, Feb. 28.—A heavy blow
was struck at communism in
Germany by a decree President
Von Hindenburg signed tonight
placing the nation finder virtual
martial law "to protect the peo
ple from communist danger."
Woman In Cabinet
Hyde Park, N. Y., Feb. 28.
Pre«ide*it-elect Roosevelt broke
precedent tonight with the selec
tion for the first time of a woman
for the cabinet. He named Miss
Prances Perkins, New York, com
missioner of labor, his secretary
Aberdeen, Feb. 28.—The large
brick schoolhouse, known as the
Ashemont school, situated on the
highway half way between Ashley
Height** and Montrose, burned to
the ground this morning about
CRAVER IS AGAIN
Makes Offer of $5,235
For Elkin Table Co.;
Not Yet Confirmed
At a re-sale of the assets of the
iDlkin Table Company, which was
held on February the 25th, by J.
G. Ray, the receiver, D. H. Craver,
of Boonville, was the last and high
est bidder for the sum of $5,235.00.
This sale will have to be con
firmed by Judge Hoyle Sink, at
Wentworth, N. C., on March Kth, be
fore the purchaser takes possession.
It is reported that Mr. Craver in
tends to operate the plant here if
the sale is confirmed.
It is reported that John J. Jen
kins is critically 111 at his home in
foneovtiie. Mr. Jenkins Is a Con
federate veteran, and yne of the
eldest citizens in this section of the
*tate. He is 99 years ait age.
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE
MASS MEETING HELD
Delegation To Go To
Raleigh Today To
WANT EXPENSE CUT
Expressing in no uncertain terras
opposition to a legislative proposal
to increase the present enormous
tax burden that is upon the people
of North Carolina, Elkin business
men met in a mass meeting at Hotel
Elkin Wednesday afternoon and se
lected a delegation to represent the
city at a meeting to be held in Ral
eigh today (Thursday), to oppose
further taxes and to demand re
duced expenses in state government.
The Raleigh meeting will protest
increased taxation in any man
ner or form. It will oppose a sales
tax, and will demand that the legis
lature reduce the expenses of gov
ernment, and attempt to speedily
balance the budget.
The Merchants association, the
Grange, the National Economy
League and other organizations of
the state are pushing this fight and
they urge every tax payer in the
state to attend if possible.
Among those who agreed to fur
nish cars to transport the Elkin
delegation to the Raleigh meeting,
were: J. R. Poindexter, Avery
Neaves, E. E. Hayes, F. M. Norman,
A. L. Griffeth, E. S. Spainhour, H.
P. Graham, Ab Somers, R. C. Free
man. Many others volunteered their
automobiles and services to have
Elkin wtell represented.
NIGHT SCHOOL HERE
IS AGAIN REALITY
Hopg To Begin Classes
Monday Evening At
The Woman's club of Elkin is
planning to again hold a night
school for the benefit of this section.
It is hoped that the school can start
next Monday evening at the Elkin
high school building at 7:30. Ses
sions will continue each Thursday
and Monday evenings thereafter for
a period of ten weeks.
Mrs. W. W. Whitaker, who has so
ably directed the work in the past,
will have oharge again this year.
She will be assisted as teacher by
Mrs. E. E. Brown and other mem
bers of the Elkin Woman's club.
Those in charge of the work ex
tend an urgent invitation for all
who will, to take advantage of the
It is also planned to hold day
classes at 9 o'clock a. m. each Tues
day and Friday at Jenkinstown.
2,400 HAVE BEEN
EMPLOYED IN SURRY
Welfare Has Spent Big
Sum In Aiding the
Employment for approximately 2,-
400 unemployed citizens of Surry
county has been furnished during
the past four months by federal
funds administered by the Surry
county welfare department, it has
been learned from County Welfare
officer John W. Comer.
Funds for this work were re
ceived "through the Reconstruction
Finance Corporation as Surry'B share
of the North Carolina allotment.
The employment program which
started late in October has been
continued ever since, the records
showing a total of 2,199 men on thfe
payroll at the end of the month of
Approximately two hundred have
bean added to tb« list during Febru
ary, according to the welfare agent.
The present wage scale calls for
10 cents per hour for unskilled la
bor and 16 cents for skilled labor,
the workers being allowed to put in
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ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 2. 1933
iff II *** CNITED STATES ; ||| If
Here's Roster of
The Immediate family of the
President-elect includes the fol
lowing persons: '
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Mrs. F. D. Roosevelt
Mrs. Sara Delano, Roosevelt,
mother of Mr. Roosevelt.
Mrs. Anna Dall
Frankl'n D. Roosevelt, Jr.
Mrs. James Roosevelt.
Mrs. Elliott Roosevelt
Ann Eleanor Dall
Curtis Roosevelt Dall
Sara Delano Roosevelt (James'
William Donner Roosevelt (Ef
liott's baby son).
IN POMONA GRANGE
Are Now Five Subordi
nate Granges In Sur
Surry county Pomona Grange of
ficers were installed Friday night,
February 17, by the Forsyth county
degree team, with the aid of Kerr
Scott, master of the North Caro
lina state Grange.
The installation, ceremony was
held with the Copeland Subordinate
Grange at Copeland school house.
At the present there are five sub
ordinate Granges in Surry county
with a membership of abont 350.
The Pomona Grange is made up of
all the fifth degree members of the
five subordinate Granges.
The following were installed as
Master, J. W. Crawford, Dobaon,
N. C.; Overseer, P. N. Taylor, White
Plains; Lecturer, Mrs. D. R. Fulk,
Pilot Mountain; Steward, D. R.
Fulk, Pilot Mountain; Asst. Steward
(Continued On Page Five)
Many Local People Plan
To Attend Inauguration;
Full Program Announced
New Vice President
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John N. Garner, of Texas, who will
become vice-preoident of the United
States Saturday. As president of the
senate, he is expected to play an
Important part as contact man be
tween the White House and the leg
islative halls of the capitol.
Many Local Baptists
Attend W. M. U. Meet
The First Baptist church is being
well represented at the state-wide
, W. M. U. convention of the South
ern Baptist churches, that 1b being
held in Winston-Salem this week at
the First Baptist church.
Rev. an J Eph Whisenhunt,
delegates to the meet Lug, went down
, Tuesday for tfce opening session.
. Among those who attended later
meetings were: Mesdaraea T. G.
Harris, J. F. Mosley, T. V. Cocker
ham, I. 8. Gambill, B. B. Lawrence,
3. M. Tilley and F, M. Norman.
WILL BE ON AIR
W. F. Burgiss to Broad
cast Program On
STARTS AT 11 A. M.
What is expected to be the begin
ning of a new era in American hisr
tory will be ushered in Saturday
when Franklin Delano Roosevelt
will be inaugurated president of the
Imbued with the ideals of liberal
ism and solicitude for the "forgot
ten man", Mr. Roosevelt will enter
the highest office of the land to
bring about a "new deal" for the
Many Elkin citizens are planning
to attend the inauguration, the ma
jority to go to Washington Friday
and planning to return Sunday.
However, those citizens who can
(Continued On Page Five)
HOLD FUNERAL FOR
Hundreds of Friends And Neighbors
Attend Funet«l For Highly Res
pected Wilkes County Man
Columbus Durham, 66, of near
Ronda, passed away at his residence
Monday of last week from a compli
cation of diseases. He is survived
by his widow and five children.
The last rites for the laceased
were conducted the following Tues
day at Macedonia church by Rev. J.
W. Bryant, the pastor.
Owing to the fact that Mr. Dur
ham weighed over three. hundred
pounds it was impossible to hold the
burial services in the church, but
was held Instead on the church
Hundreds of friends and neigh
bors altonded the funeral.
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Roaring Gap and
the Blue Ridge
LIQUOR CASES ARE
FEATURE OF COURT;
Local Youth Is Sent To
County Roads For
BAD CHECK CASE
Four caßes out of five which were
disposed of in recorder's court here
Tuesday morning before Judge Har
ry H. Barker, owed their origin to
violations of the prohibition laws
and resulted in fines and sentences
for the defendants involved.
Bob Caldwell, of Salisbury, but at
present connected with a road build
ing force working in the vicinity of
Sparta, faced the court on three
counts as the result of an accident
which occurred on the night of Feb
ruary 20 on the highway between
Jonesville and Brooks Cross Roads.
Caldwell was charged with driving
an automobile while intoxicated,
reckless driving and improper li
cense. He was given 90 days on
the roads, suspended upon payment
of a fine of SSO and, the costs and
upon condition he does not operate
an automobile within the next 90
Although not required by the
judgment, the defendant also paid
$75 as damages to J. W. Blevins,
local man, whose car was damaged
in the wreck which led to Caldwell's
Roger Pruitt, charged with pos
session for purpose of sale as the
result of a raid on his quarter's in
the old Myrtle hotel Chief of Po
lice W. G. Church and Deputy Sher
(Continued On Page Five)
ARMFIELD TO MOVE
TO N. WILKESBORO
Purchases Interest In
to Serve As Editor
Since accepting a' position with
The Tribune approximately 10 days
ago as news writer and business as
sistant, C. G. ArmfieTd,' well-known
Elkin citizen, has. .purchased an in
terest in The Wilkes a week
ly newspaper published in North
WJlkesboro, and for that reason is
terminating his association with this
newspaper with this issue.
Purchase of the stock in the
Wilkes newspaper was transacted
Monday, the deal having come up
since his acceptance of the post on
The Tribune staff. ,
The Wilkes News, of which Mr.
Armfield is now • associate owner,
was recently launched!' by H. G.
Nichols, formerly of this city and at
one time co-publisher of The
Although the 10 days in which
Mr. Armfield has been associated
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VICTIMS OF CRASH
Two Lose Lives When
Plane Skims Into High
Tension Power Line
Funeral services for Bryan San
born, 19, and his sister, Evelyn San
born, 17, of Black Mountain, who
met tragic death Monday afternoon
at 3:37 o'clock when their airplane
crashed into high tension wires
about two and one-half miles east
of North Wilkesboro, were held
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at St. John's Episcopal church, of
The two yo«ng people were o»i
their way from Charlotte to their
home when the accident occurred..
It is thought that they; had mistak
en the highway frorb Statesville to
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Bill Is Passed
The bill eliminating the corner of
Wilkes county from the Jurisdiction
of the recorder's court of Elkin, in
process for several weeks In the
state legislature was passed in tie
House last Thursday after passing
previously in the senate, and was en
rolled for ratification.