The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, October 12, 1933, Image 1
(— —n ELKIN "The Beet W# Little Town In North «»"»« Carolina" ' VOL. No. xxn, No. 48 'BUY NOW' PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY; LOCAL MEN ARE APPOINTED Program Is An Attack On the Depression From New Angle URGE FOLKS TO BUY Swinging into line with the rest of America in the great "Now Is the Time to Buy" movement, Elkin hns already developed an organization and is ready to go ahead with the drive just as rapidly as preliminary details can be worked out. In a statement today, C. G. Armfield, chairman of the local committee, mad« it clear that everything possi ble will be done by thiß group to speed up business in accordance with the plans outlined by the N. R. A. in Washington. A. L. Griffeth, manager of J. C. Penney Co., and E. S. Spain hour, manager of Sydnor-Spainhour Co., were designated as a committee to have charge of the Buy Now move ment here. "This program is an attack on the depression from an entirely different angle than anything that has been done before," said Chair man Armfield today. "We are at tacking the depression with the weapons of salesmanship. We all know that during the last three years or more there has been great lack of buying by individuals, fam ily groups and business organiza tions. The present nation-wide campaign is simply a drive to get people to buy things they would have been buying during the last three years or so if it had not been for their fear complex. . "Of course, we are well aware of the fact that there are some people who can not afford to do any spe cial buying at this time. But they are very much in the minority. Most families in Elkin can make at leaßt some extra purchases. "The object of our efforts will be to convince such persons that it will be to their interest to buy the things that under ordinary circum- (Continued On Last Page) HWANIANS TO NAME NEW OFFICERS 20TH Nominating Committee Appointed At Fri day's Meeting At the meeting of the Elkin Ki wanis club held at Hotel Elkin Friday evening a nominating com mittee was appointed to prepare ballots for officers for the coming year, to be returned at the next meeting Friday evening. Those making up the committee are Dr. R. B. Harrell, H. P. Graham and A. O. Bryan. Election of officers will be held October 20, the time having been set up due to the fact that it is the deßire of Kiwanis International that the newly elected president at tend the district convention to be held at Elizabeth City October 26- 27-28. - Dr. Harry L. Johnson was wel xomed into the club aB a new mem ber. A. W. Futrell, member of the Rocky Mount Kiwanis club, was the guest of Klwanian A. O. Bryan. Boonville Fair Is To Feature Track Events The Boonvllle Agricultural Fair committee has included in its prem ium list this year field day contests (or Yadkin county high school stu dents. These contests will take place Saturday, October 27. The track events proved to be an outstanding feature of the fair last year, group prizes being given at that time. This year the events hrtllfeature group prizes and indi prizes. Engineers Completing Survey Proposed Road A state highway surveying party, headed by H. C. Lassing, arrived in s Elkin several days ago and are now engaged in completing the survey of thewoposed Elkin-North Wilkes bore roaa^ Once the> survey is completed it is hoped thfct the contract for the new project *fill W let and attual construction started without undue delay. THE ELKIN TRIBUNE Now On Trial Bk m Ki^i ■Hft -•'":™ • l^v Above are the "Machine Gun" Kellys, captured in Memphis and now on trial in Oklahoma for al leged participation in the kid naping of Charles Urshel, oil baron. Both have entered pleas of not guilty. I ATE NEWC from the State and Nation Fear More Killings Chicago, Oct. 10.—/ The body of Gus Winkler, gangster overlord, 111 shotgun slugs removed there from, was transferred tonight from a stone slab in the morgue to a 910,000 silver coffin, and police announced themselves ex pectant of further gangster kill lags. So fearful were authorities that the Winkler .assassination might evolve into a vicious circle of shooting that federal agents pro fusely armed were assigned to guard witnesses in the |!iS0,000 Chicago mail robbery of a year ago. Educator Dead Chapel Hill, Oct. 10.—Dr. Wal ter Dallam Toy, head of the de partment of German and oldest member of the University of North Carolina faculty, both in age and point of service, died at 8 o'clock tonight following com plications from arthritis. He _ would have "celebrated his seven ty-ninth birthday November IS. Florida Goes Wet Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 10.—— Heavy majorities in early returns tonight from Florida's referendum on repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment led repeal leaders to claim "an undisputed victory." Tabulation of approximately half the vote showed a majority of more than 5 to 1 for abolition of national prohibition. Johnson In Address Washington, Oct. 10.—Sleek in full evening dress Recovery Ad ministrator Hugh S. Johnson warned the American Federation of Labor in convention here to night that it stood as "the one greatest hope of despairing hu manity" and that if it failed as a prop against collapse "it could not escape responsibility." Fight To Court Executive committee members representing seven •( the rural school districts of Forsyth county voted Tuesday night to institute immediate action in the courts to compel school authorities to transport school children as they were transported in 1932. Small Wheat Crop Washington, Oct. 10. —• The smallest wheat crop in 37 years was predicted today by the de partment of agriculture, although the estimate of 514,816,000 bu shels was about 8,000,000 more than the forecast lost month. ASKED TO SPEED WORK In a new effort to stimulate the spending of the $400,000,000 fund allocated to states for road building, Secretary Ickes, public works ad i ministrator, Sunday appealed to all | governors to expedite actual con struction on their Highway project*. ELKIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1933 Cow From Klondike to Go To Little America With Byrd Expedition Klondike Gay Carteret, Purebred Guernsey, to be Loaded Aboard Supply Ship At Norfolk Saturday Or Sunday for Trip to Frozen Wastes of the Antarctic. Will Help Supply Expedition With Fresh Cream and Milk Milk and cream, served fresh from the udder of a purebred Klon dike Guernsey cow in the frozen wastes of the Anarctic will greet members of the South Pole expedi tiqn of Admiral Richard E. Byrd during their forthcoming two-year sojourn at the bottom of the world. The cow, Klondike Gay Carteret, will be loaded at Norfolk Saturday or Sunday aboard the Jacob Rup pert, supply ship for the south pole expedition, and will sail shortly for "down under." Ruohs Pyron, manager of the (arm, was notified Monday by H. C. Bates, southern representative of the American Guernsey Cattle Club that Klqndike Gay Carteret was one of five cows selected to supply the expedition with cream, butter and TOBACCO FARMERS BETTER SATISFIED Middle Belt Opens With Price Range From 15c to 17c While negotiations for the flue cured tobacco code were still ap parently deadlocked, but with grow ers hoping for an early settlement North Carolina's ten middle belt markets opened yesterday with warehouses jammed and prices ranging from 15 to 17 cents accord ing to unofficial averages. Growers apparently were better pleased with prices than were east ern planters when the bright belt opened. The crop was reported to be the' best in several years and higher grades predominated. With the largest opening in sev eral years, Durham warehouses sold approximately 425,000 pounds at an average of from 16 to 17 cents, according to L>. Q. Cheek, Bales supervisor. TobaccQ farmers ap peared to be satisfied with the prices, particularly those for the middle grades. The better and the poorer quality leaf did not bring as relatively as good prices as the mid dle grades. ~ _ Henderson registered opening prices 40 to 50 per cent higher than last year. Prices ranged from $lO to $35 for smoking tobacco and from $5 to $lB for tips. Had it not been for the large quantity of tips and . primings prices would have reached the parity price of 17 cents, warehousemen said. Approximately 650,000 pounds were offered. DISTRICT MEETING JR. ORDER OCT. 18 Many Prominent Junior Members To Attend Gathering Here A meeting of the seventh district Junior O. .U. A. M., will be held with Elkin council No. 96 Wednes day afternoon, October 18, at 3 o'clock. At 7:30 p. m. a degree team from North Wilkesboro council No. 51 will put on the degrees in a class Initiation. This meeting will be at tended by State Councilor B. C. Siske, of Warsaw; State Vice Coun cilor Charles F. Tankersley, Jr., of Henderson; C. W. Snyder,- field sec retary, of Winston-Salem and other prominent Juniors of the State. The seventh district consists of Alleghany, Ashe, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. There are 16 coun cils In the district with about 1,400 members. The local council has a membership of 172. FOUR GET LIFE SENTENCES Sentences of life imprisonment, the maximum penalty under the new federal kidnaping law, were dealt out Saturday to Harvey Bailey and Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Shannon and Albert Bates, Denver gangster for the Charles F. Urschel kidnap ing. buttermilk. It will be the first cow that has been taken to the vicinity of either pole, and will be in th3 nature of an experiment as well as for the purpose of supplying the ex pedition with fresh dairy products. The other four cows to be aboard the ship were selected from distant parts of the country. A daughter of Klondike's famous sire, Foremost's Gay Lad, Klondike Gay Carteret is an expectant moth er, her calf due to arrive about Christmas. Blankets for her pro tection whjle in the Antarctic have been provided. Although it is not Jinown what arrangements are to be made for the cows in Little America, it is pos sible the local cow and her four companions will spend the next two years aboard ship. MAN WITH 4 WIVES GETS THREE YEARS Charge of Embezzle ment Against E. C. James Nol Prossed Henry Wallace, white, of th«> Mountain Park section, was Tues day sentenced to serve three years on the roads, by Judge J. H. Clem ents, presiding over the current ses sion of Surry criminal court, on a charge of bigamy. A second sen tence of six months, to run concur rently with the three year term, was imposed following Wallace's convic tion of assdult on a female. Evidence disclosed that Wallace had four wives, two living and two dead, and that his attentions to a fifth woman brought about his downfall. A nol pro# was taken in one case of embezzlement against B. C. James, of Elkin, A second charge of embezzlement was continued un til the next term of court. According to the evidence in the nol prossed case, James, who was alleged to have embezzled S6OO from the funds of the Elkin-Jones ville Building and Loan association while he was acting aa secretary ap proximately 10 years ago, was res ponsible for the shortage through ignorance of the building and loan system of book keeping. It was al so brought out that the shortage was repaid to the association by Mr. James shortly after it was re vealed by audit. Dr. J. D. Hogan, prominent Mount Airy dentist, charged with man slaughter, saw his case continued until the next term of court. Other cases of minor nature have been disposed of. WORK OF MARKING STREETS IS BEGUN Improvement Noted In Traffic Situation At Once The task of lining off the Btreets in the business district for 46 de gree parking, as authorized by the board ,of town commissioners last Wednesday night, was begun here Monday. - p Due to the fact that the streets are not wide enough for this form* of parking on both sides, 46 degree parking will be allowed only on one side of the street, automobiles to be parked parallel with the curb on the opposite side. Although all of the streets have not yet been marked, a decided Im provement in the double parking sit uation has been noted on Main street, on which the process of mark ing waß completed Tuesday. It is understood the commission ers teok no action upon a sugges tion that local streets be marked with names, or that all business | houses and residences be numbered. It won't be long now before the drys will ,sit back and tell the wets |to take care of the whisky prob-. lem. K/S& § $ & Has Husband Code ' "jggjii bH Among ml«?s included In his "hus band code," presented by Judge J. M. Ha'rtman in Domestic Court at St. Louis, was hot dinners, with cold cuts and sardines taboo, if wives are to sleep late two morn ings each week. "CAP" WOODHOUSE IS BURIED SUNDAY Killed Saturday When Racer Plunged Over Embankment Huge crowds attended the funer al at Boonville Sunday afternoon for C. O. "Cap" Woodhouse, 35, who received fatal injuries, Satur day at the Winston-Salem fair grounds when his racer catapault ed over a 50-foot embankment. Death came four hours later in a Winston hospital from internal in juries and a fracture of the skull. The race at the fairgrounds was Woodhouse's first AAA competition, although he had been entered in numerous auto races in paßt years. He was driving a Model A Ford special racing car and when it crashed was traveling at about 60 miles an hour. The field, slowing for the turn, bunched, forcing Woodhouse to swing wide. Wait ing too long, he cramped his turn, throwing his machine sideways and tail first into the railing. Woodhouse, a native of Boon ville, but for past years a resident of Winßton-Salem, was well known here. He was a member of one of the best known and highly re spected families in Yadkin county. He was a son of Mrs. M. J. Wood house of Boonville, and was a mem ber of the Boonville Baptist church. He was married to Miss Rena Wood, of Mount Airy, about six years ago. Surviving are the widow; two children, one daughter, Bobble, and one son, Jimmie; his mother; four brothers, Frank Woodhouse, of Boonville; Waldon Woodhouse, of White Oak; Weldon Woodhouse, of Dinubar, Calif.; and Bright Wood house, of Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. Hedge Gibson, of High Point. The funeral rites were held at 4 o'clock from Boonville Baptist church in charge, of Rev. V. M. Swaim, Burial was in the church cemetery. TO STAGE BOXING SHOW HERE OCT. 24 Good Card Being Ar ranged By American Legion Post A boxing show, to be sponsored by the 6eorge Gray post of the American Legion, will nbe staged here in McNeer's warehouse Tues day night, Ortober 24. A good card is being arranged, the main bout to feature Paul Mon day of Mount Airy,,and Fred Pat ton, of Pilot Mountain, both favor ites with Elkin boxing fans. Five other bouts will be on tap, some of which will feature local boys, in addition to a grand battle royal Wfetween Elkin colored boys. Stroke Of Paralysis Is * Fatal to D. M. Burch Dedmon Monroe Burch, 62, died at his home near Pairview, Surry county Sunday, following a stroke of paralysis, funeral services "/ere held Tuesday afternoon from Union Cross church, In charge of Rev. T. S. and Rev. Bverette Draughn. In terment waa In the church cemetery. The deceased was a substantial farmer of the Fafrview community and waa a twin brother of R. Lee Burch of tfcia city. He ia survived by his widow and seven sons and daughters. jbj u A Gateway to Roaring \Ur . Gap and the Blue Ridge ' PUBLISHED WEEKLY TOWN FATHERS HOLD MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT; WAR ON RATS Close Pool Room And Rearrange Downtown Parking System PASS ORDINANCE Meeting Wednesday night, the town board of commissioners closed a pool roam, rearranged traffic on downtown streets and declared war on local rats, not to mention the passing of an ordinance forbidd'ing anyone to dig a grave in Hollywood cemetery without first presenting a deed or other evidence showing that they had purchased and paid for the burial plot. In closing the pool room, which was located on South Bridge street and operated presumably for ne groes, it was brought out that the place had acquired a reputation of being very disorderly and that mixed play between whites and ne groes had been allowed. A fight there, resulting in one of the par ticipants landing in jail, was also thrown in as evidence against the place. In declaring war on Elkin rats, the commissioners acquired the services of a Mr. Lockmore, who, assisted by local citizens, will spread the rat poison. This poison, it is claimed, will also prove fatal to various and ftndry bugs who may partake of it. The graveyard ordinance was to the effect that no one shall be per mitted to dig a grave in Hollywood cemetery without first showing ownership of the burial plot. In a number of past instances burials have taken place in plots not owned or paid for by relatives of the de ceased, it was said. It was also decided by the com missioners, while upon the subject of the cemetery, to improve and de velop an extension which will give much more burial space. Taking up the traffic situation, which in the past has been one of double, triple and middle-of-the street parking, the commissioners authorized Chief of Police W. G. Church to mark off one side of the business streets in such a manner that parking will be done at an an gle of 45 degrees. This work was begun Monday, the streets to be marked being Main, Bridge, Mark et and Church. During the course of the meeting a matured public improvement bond was presented in payment of street assessments. However, it was the opinion of the commissioners that only matured street improvements bonds should be accepted as pay ment of street assessments. The audit of the town books for the year 1333 was presented and referred to a committee for study and a report at a future meeting. BRIGHT SPOTS IN BUSINESS National Automobile Chamber of Commerce estimates that production by its members during the first months of the year will show a 54 percent gain over same period last year. Steel corporations are preparing bids on 844,525 tons of steel rails for 4 7 railroads. , F. W. Woolworth & Company an nounce September sates showed 11.2 percent increase over Septem ber 1932. Electric output for nation for week ended September 30th, was 10.2 percent over corresponding week of 1932 and 9.J) percent over preceding week. Washington report shows 37,000 young men leaving Civilian Conser vation Camps to take jobs back home. National Knitted Outerwear As sociation showß a 33 percent gain in employment and a 17 percent gain in payrolls in 649 mills in that industry as a result of operations under a temporary code. To Conduct Serviees Rev. W. H. Dunnman, of Roan oke, Virginia, win conduct prayer services at the brash arbor at Hud son's gold mine, near State Road, en Saturday and Sunday evening, at 7:30. Special prayer services are being held afc. the arbor each Satur day and Sunday evening and the public k cordially invited to attend.