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THE TRIBUNE HOLDS THE TROPHY CUP AS THE BEST NEWSPAPER IN NORTH CAROLINA OUTSIDE THE DAILY FIELD •« . ■■■ ■■ ■ ■ : .... ... ' ■ v • Elkin—"The Best Little Town In North Carolina" VOL. No. XXII, No. 30 I ATE NEWC from the State and Nation 3 Killed In Race Speedway, Indianapolis, May RA.—Dmth took the wheel of speeding race cars today, as Louis Meyer, 29, Huntington Park, Cal., rode to victory in the 500-mile au tomobile race over the Indian apolis motor speedway, joining rank with Tommy Milton, the on ly other man who ever won the race twice. While the cheers of 100,000 spectators proclaimed Meyei* in triumph, three young men lay dead and one other was seriously injured, victims of two tragic smasliups. Warden Released Lansing, Kan., May 30.—Kan sas state penitentiary officials an nounced Warden Kirk Prather, taken as a hostage by 11 convicts who escaped during a prison base ball game today, had been re released at Welch, Okla., late to night. Warden Prather, officials said, notified them by telephone that he and two guards, also held as hostages, were released un harmed 15 miles southwest of Welch. % Labor Summoned Washington, May 30.—Dele gates representing 5,000,000 or ' ganized workers were summoned to Washington tonight by Presi dent William Green of the Ameri can Federation of Labor to make certain that laboring classes de rive all possible benefit# under the national recovery act. He said the convention would be held June 6. Raise Wages Wilmington, May 80.—A 10 per cent increase in wages of all employes was announced, tonight by David Tousignant, agent for the Spofford cotton mill here. The new rates will affect 350 em ployes, effective June 5. The amount of money involved or the relation of the new scale to that of previous years was not an nounced. May Increase Pay Washington, May 30.—An an nouncement that the administra tion was preparing to declare in creases in compensation to veter ans with service-connected disabi lities failed to stem a bi-partisan attack in the senate today upon the regulations effecting cuts in veterans' benefits under the economy act. Georgia Beer Wrong Marietta, Ga., May 30.—The fed eral act legalizing 3.2 beer was rukMl unconstitutional today by Judge J. H. Hawkins, a Georgia circuit judge, who said s he was anxious for the U. S. supreme court to pass on his decision. Halloway On Trial Durham, May 30.—Charges that W. J. Halloway, president of the old First National Bank, pur chased large blocks of stock on bank loans and deposited worth less collateral were made at the banker's trial in federal court here today. Increase Pay LaGrange, Ga., May 80.—Wages of 5,000 employees in 11 Calla way textile mills have been In creased 10 per cent effective with this week's work, Fuller Calla way, Jr., treasurer, announced to dfty- * i To Sign Pact i Rome, May 80.—Premier Mus. solini's four-power peace pact will be initiated Thursday in the pre mier's office at the Venezia pal ace, it was expected today. $661,301 Relief Funds Awarded N. Carolina Harry L. Hopkins, federal emer gency relief administrator, announc ed Monday grants of $21,669,282 to 31 states and Hawaii to meet imme diate relief needs. Of this amount North Carolina was granted $661,- 301. THE ELKIN TRIBUNE Indian Mother Oldest of "Gold Stars" In France * 1 JhC.' pHfK mr' 4 * B I *• . ; fc§p 9HHy|a|g|Af |i ' Among the Gold Star Mothers from the United States who this year visited the graves of their sons killed in the World War and buried in France, was Mrs. Kate Mike, 74-year-old full-blooded Winnebego Indian from Wisconsin. She is shown above as she sailed from America with the first contingent of 118 Mothers who sailed for France late in May. CURTAIN FALLS ON SCHOOL YEAR HERE Dr. Edgar W. Knight Delivers Excellent Literary Address Clothed in dignity and marked with order, brevity, and precision has been the commencement exercises of the Elkin Public Schools from start to finish. The final chapter of commencement activities was writ ten Tuesday night when nineteen se niors, four boys and fifteen girls, re ceived their diplomas. Each of the five performances was well attended. Junior high graduation, on May 26, opened commencement activities. Seventeen pupils were granted cer tificates of admission to the high school. County superintendent E. S. Hendren, addressed the class and presented the diplomas. Those grad uating from the elementary school were: Beatrice Burcham, L. A. Byrd, Jr., Hugh Chatham, Lesbia Graham, George Grier, Grace Lawrence, Opal Lawrence, Wilbur Martin, Charles Neaves, Oleen Norman, Davis Os borne, Evelyn Owen, Billy Pardue, James Powers, Edwin Royall, Louise Tulbert and Frances Tilley. Saturday night the seniors gave their class play, "One Minute to Twelve". Those taking part were Marvareen Combs, Samuel Neaves, Thorburn Lillard, Fred Colhard, Jr., Margaret Sale, Elizabeth Harris, Clyde Hurt, Frances Grier, Elizabeth Shores and Martha Maguire. The baccalaureate services on Sun day morning at eleven o'clock, in which all local ministers took a part, attracted a large audience. The ser mon, "Following a Vision", was ably delivered by the. Rev. Fred A. Freed, Pastor of Christ Evangelical Church, Hickory, North Carolina. Senior Class Exercise was given on Monday night. Samuel Avery Neaves, class president, and Thorburn Lillard" was valedictorian. On this occasion, the senior class president, Samuel Neaves, presented to the junior-high president, Charles Neaves, the senior class motto and colors. Charles and Samuel are brothers. Dr. Edgar W. Knight, of the Uni (Continued On Last Page) CHATHAM EMPLOYEE HURT BY MACHINERY N. W. Tucker Rushed to Hospital Wednesday Morning N. W. Tucker, employee of the Chatham Manufacturing' company, was injured shortly before 11:00 o'clock Wednesday morning when he was said to have been caught in a piece of machinery in the spinning room. Although he was rushed to Hugh Chatham hospital, it is not known how seriously he was injured inas much as no information as to his hurts could be obtained before The Tribune went to press. ELKIN, N. C„ THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1933 Delegates To Seek Five Objectives At Arms Conference Washington, May 80.—Here are the chief aims the American dele gates will carry , with them to the world monetary and economic con ference in London: 1. Stabilized currencies to end uncertainties and form a sound basis for international trade. 2. Lowered tariffs and other trade barriers to revive com merce. 8. Increased prices for basic commodities, particularly wheat and silver, production control agreements on surplus agricul tural products. 4. A world wide program of government sponsored public works to provide employment. 5. Credit expansion through central bank action with a view to reviving private industry and creating jobs. WILKES MAN GETS 30-DAY REPRIEVE Bryant Stone Was To Have Died in Electric Chair Friday Bryant Stone, of Wilkes county, faced with death in the electric chair for the murder of his son-in-law, Wayne Norman, was granted a 30- day reprieve Saturday by Governor Ehringhaus. Stone was to have been put to death tomorrow morning. The reprieve was requested by Judge G. V. Cowper, who presided over the court last August at which stone was convicted. There were no eye witnesses of the actual slaying of Norman and Stone was convicted upon circumstantial evidence. During the expiration of the- 30- day period, Governor Ehringhaus will seek to obtain all the circum stances in the case on which to base his decision on the appeal for a com mutation of the death penalty. Students Who Flunked Must Repeat Work Next Year, Schaff An winces In answer to several inquiries about summer school thiß summer for high and elementary school pu pils, the faculty decided at its final meeting with the superintendent that pupils who failed their work during the past school year will be required to repeat the work in the regular school term next year instead of summer school this summer, it has been learned. The superintendent and faculty do not look with favor upon summer Bchools for high and elementary school credit. The salary of the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court is 120,500 a year. SHORTER WORKING HOURS FOR WOMEN EFFECTIVE TODAY Female Employees Not To Toil Over 55 Hours Per Week THREE PROVISIONS Two new and important labor laws enacted by the 1933 general assembly, one giving much greater power to the commissioner of labor than ever before, and the other set ting up a 55-hour week for women employees in stores, restaurants, cafes and hotels, go into effect to day. First reports were to the ef fect that these laws did not go into effect until July 1, but subseqent study of them has shown the effect ive date to be today, June 1, instead. There are three important provis ions, in the law giving the commis sioner of labor more powers and de fining his duties. The first of these is that it requires the posting of placards containing a digest of the state labor laws in every manufac turing plant and every room in a manufacturing plant in which five or more workers are employed, so that they may become familiar with the state's labor laws. The second important provision is that it makes it mandatory for the employers to secure these placards from the cpmmissioner of labor and to post them according to the law. This transfers the responsibility for obtaining and posting these laws from the commissioner of labor to the employers. The third major provision of the new is that wherever the com missioner of labor finds any of the labor laws being violated, he must immediately report such a violation to the solicitor in the district in which the violation occurred. The (Continued On Last Page) TEACHERS TO GET FINAL CHECKS SOON Vouchers to be Placed In Mail By State This Week Raleigh, May 29.—Some 23,000 North Carolina school teachers this week and next, will receive $630,000 from the state as the final payment on their salaries for the six-month state supported school term. Dr. A. T. Allen, state superinten dent of public instruction, said the checks for the last payment—repre senting six days of instruction—will be mailed this week. The six-month teachers have been paid for 114 days, the cost being about $105,000 per day. Dr. A. T. Allen said that about three-fourths of the state's aid for the Extended term of two months has been mailed and the other fourth about $250,000, would go forward some time in June. During the past school year the state supported the schools six months, guaranteeing salaries for that period, and aided in the oper ation or two other, months in cer tain districts. WILKES NEGRO IS KILLED BY BLOW Struck In Head With Axe In Hands Of • Sucker Sales Gilbert Parks, 25-year-old Negro of Roaring River, route 2, died in a Wilkes county hospital Saturday about 11:30 o'clock from injuries sustained Thursday afternoon when he was struck on the head with an axe said to have been wielded by Sucker Saleß, Negro, a man of the same community. Sales is alleged to have picked up the axe and struck Parks during a quarrel between the two men Thurs day afternoon. Parks was knocked unconscious by the blow and died without regaining consciousness. Sales surrendered Saturday even ing to Sheriff W. B. Somers. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Qeeson and Mrs. Koy Barker spent Monday in Winston-Salem. Final Arrangement sTo Open Local Bank Being Made;StockSubscribed Muscle Shoals Boss Arthur E. Morgan, president of Antioch College in Ohio, is the man selected by President Roosevelt as chairman of the Tennessee Valley Development project. Mr. Morgan first gained national attention in flood control work in North Caro lina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkan sas and Ohio. He gave up engineer ing to head Antioch College in 1020. LINVILLE HENDREN IS TO GET DIPLOMA Local Boy To Receive B. A. Degree At Berea College LinviUe K. Hendren, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hendren of this city, will be among the graduates to re ceive the B. A. degree at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, on Mon day, June 5. Mr. Hendren is a grad ate of the Elkin high school and at tended summer school at the Uni versity of North Carolina in 1932. He has been a student at Berea four years, specializing in the field of sociology. In addition to his excellent wot-k as a student, he is president of the senior class, a position highly prized by every student. Besides this he was president of the Alpha Zeta liter ary society; president of the Soqiolo gy Club, a member of the Pi Gamma Mu, national honorary social science society, and assistant in the zoology laboratory. ALLEN MAKES TALK BEFORE KIWANIANS Lighting Expert to Fea ture Meeting Tomor row Night An interesting talk on "Business Standards" was made before the lo cal Kiwanis club Friday night dur ing the meeting at Hotel Elkin, by W. M. Allen, local attorney. Mr. Allen was presented by E. S. Spain hour, program chairman. Roy A. Palmer, of Charlotte, light ing expert of the Southern Public Utilities company, will address the club tomorrow night, his visit here having been arranged by Kiwanian H. T. Brown, who will have charge of the program. Legion Ships Goat To Winston-Salem The George Gray post of the American Legion, which has been host for the past week to the large billy goat which came a calling when membership total got low, Monday crated the goat up and shipped him C. O. D. to the Win ston-Salem post, local membership having risen from the depths. It so happens that the goat's visit to the Twin-City will be in the na ture of a repeat, that post having al ready had the honor of entertaining the animal. Four different men once held the office of Governor of Georgia with in a single year. Elkin—Gateway to Roaring Gap and the Blue Ridge PUBLISHED WEEKLY APPROXIMATELY 100 PER CENT DEPOSIT AGREEMENTS SIGNED Final Stock Subscribed In Meeting Last Thursday Night SHOULD OPEN SOON With nearly 100 per cent of the depositors of the BanK of Elkin signed up to accept 85 per cent of their deposits, final arrangements are being made looking toward the opening of the institution within the near future, it was learned Wednes day. Sale of the necessary stock was completed last Thursday night at a meeting of interested citizens at Hotel Elkin. It was pointed out that inasmuch as it has been necessary to see ap proximately 800 depositors in re gards to obtaining their agreement to accepting 85 per cent of their deposits, the task has necessarily been a slow one. Although the specific date upon which the bank is expected to open is not known, in the opinion of those who have kept in active touch with the situation it will possibly open some time next week. Under the reorganization plan the bank will be an entirely new insti tution, operating under a new char ter which must be issued by Banking Commissioner Gurney P. Hood. The name, insteatf-trf-fiank at Elkin, will be The Bank of Elkin. It was stated that once opened, the new bank will be among the most liquid in the state. It is expected that Edwin Duncan, of Sparta, will be in active management. WILL OUTLINE AIMS IN MORGAN PROBE Senators Discuss Pos sible Successor For Woodin Washington, May 30.—Amid de bate over disclosures it already'had made, the senate banking committee arranged today to receive from Ferdinand Pecora an outline of the course he expects to pursue in the resumption tomorrow of the inquiry into J. P. Morgan and company. The debate in the senate today circled about a possible successor tor Secretary Woodin who has been dis closed as having been on a list of those who were sold stock by the Morgan company at reduced prices several years before he took th« post as head of the treasury. Senator Long, Democrat, Louisi ana, told the senate selection of Lewis Douglas, director of the bud get to succeed Woodin would be like "going out of the frying pan into the fire." His remark stirred up a discussion of possible successors to Weodin' in which the name of James M. Cox, former presidential candidate, was mentioned, but in which there was no denial of the belief that Woodin would resign. Woodin was named on the two lists of special clients of the Mor gan firm which have been put before the investigating committee. Pecora, the committee counsel, was expected to start the inquiry off tomorrow with another such list of clients to whom stock was sold at bargain prices. Publisher Dead At Taylorsville Taylorsville, May 27.—John E. Hart, 67, owner and editor of The Taylorsville Times, died at his home * here at 5 o'clock this afternoon after a lingering illness with diabetes. He is survived by his widow and two sons, W. 3. Hart, of Springfield, Mo., and H. H. Hart, of Bluefleld, W. Va. Funeral arrangements are incom plete, buj services will probably b«a held Monday or Tuesday.