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VOL. No. XXIII, No. 21
Efforts Being Made
To Secure Knitting
Company Plant Here
1 ATE NEWC
State and Nation
FIGURES IN DEBATE
Washington, April 3.—Activities
of the "brain trust" and the Wirt
revolution charges figured today
in a sharply worded senate debate
which turned senatorial minds to
ward the approaching elections.
An attack of administration
policies by Senator Dickinson, Re
publican, lowa, was quickly chal
lenged by Byrnes, Democrat.
South Carolina, and Connally,
Democrat, Texas. Connally said
the lowa senator was "trying to
open the Republican congressional
Connally denounced the talk of
President Roosevelt being replaced
a Stalin as "pure moonshine."
"This talk about a conspiracy is
all bunk," he added. "If lifting
the country back on the highway
of prosperity is revolution then
we've had a revolution."
Lexington, April 3.—Avalon E.
Hall, Yadkinville attorney, was
nominated as the Republican can
didate for Congress from the Bth
district at a convention held here
Mr. Hall, member of a family
long active in Republican ranks
in this district, accepted the nom
ination and pledged himself to
conduct a vigorous campaign
against Representative Walter
Lambeth, who so far is unopposed
for renomination. The conven
tion delegated to the candidate
the privilege of naming the dis
trict chairman and manager and
LAID TO REST
Smithfield, April 3.—Represen
tative Edward William Pou, of the
fourth North Carolina district,
dean of the house and chairman
of its powerful rules committee,
slept the eternal sleep tonight on
the banks of the Neuse river here.
The body of the veteran repre
sentative who served his district
in Congress for 33 years was laid
to rest this afternoon as a gath
ering of more than 2,000 persons,
including the leaders of Congress,
bowed bared heaiis in sorrow.
30 YEAR TERM
Charlotte, April 3.—lsaac Cost
ner, 38-year-old Tennessee moun
taineer who turned Touhy gang
ster, Wednesday was sentenced to
30 years in federal prison for rob
bing a United States mail truck of
$105,000 here last October.
New York, April 3.—Officials of
the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco com
pany at the annual stockholders'
meeting today stated that the
company's cigarette and tobacco
business during the first quarter
showed a "nice increase" over the
like period of 1933.
Former CWA Workers
All CWA workers, who have been
released from their jobs due to the
cessation of this type of federal pro
jects are being urged by J. Luther
Jones, director of the national re
employment service of Yadkin coun
ty, to renew their registration with
the re-employment office provided
they desire more work.
CWA workers as well as all others
who have not renewed their regis
tration since January Ist, 1934, are
urged to call at re-employment of
fice and renew their registration. In
this way they will be eligible for
placement in either federal or pri
Mr. Jones, also urged that all em
ployers use the facilities of the na
tional re-employment service in hir
ing new employees regardless of thp
type of employee needed.
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BEFORE BOARD TO
Old Boles Barn On
TO CLEAN UP LOT
Efforts looking towards locating a
knitting mill here in the old Biltrite
Furniture company building were re
vealed Tuesday night at the meet
ing of the Elkin board of commis
sioners when R. C. Lewellyn, presi
dent of The Bank of Elkijj, appeared
before the board with the request
that the board offer the Renfro
Knitting company, of Mount Airy
every inducement to locate a new
It was said that the Mount Airy
concern has bought, or is planning to
buy, a plant in a northern city which
they are expecting to move south,
and there is a possibility that it could
be located in Elkin provided the
town would offer satisfactory induce
It is understood tJ \ the com
missioners pledged then cooperation
in securing the proposed knitting
Other matters transacted by the
board was the condemnation of the
old Boles barn, located on Bridge
street, which at the present, in ad
dition to being a fire hazard and an
eye sore, houses a number of junked
cars and a tannery. The board is
also planning to have the lot between
the barn and the street cleared of
its unsightly litter of junked cars
ARE FOR MEEKINS
Instruct Delegates To
Convention To Vote
Surry county Republicans in con
vention at Dobson Saturday sent the
first delegation in the state to Char
lotte Wednesday instructed _£o vote
for William C. Meekins, Henderson
ville, for chairman of the North
Carolina G. O. P.
It was a victory over the "old
guard" Republicans seeking to re
tain James S. Duncan, Greensboro,
present chairman and was labeled
by party leaders here as "the hot
test political battle in a quarter
The convention fights centered
around Gum Jackson and S. O. Ma
guire, pro-Duncan leaders, and Dr.
H. Bernard and A. E. Tilley, leaders
of the insurgents.
D. L. Hiatt, of Mount Airy, was
named chairman of the executive
committee for the next two years.
The victory for the Meekins con
tingent is the first result of a "new
deal" program for the Republicans
in the state. The fight was begun
in Salisbury on March 3 when party
leaders decided in favor of "new
life" in the state party. Mr. Duncan
has been state chairman for four
Tax Books Now Open
For Listing Here
Crawford Hurt and Julius L. Hall,
Jr., are now engaged in listing taxes
for Elkin township in the vacant
store room one door west of Harris-
Burgiss Electric company on Main
street. Books will be open during
the month of April.
The tax listers have urged every
one to list their taxes now and thus
avoid the last minute rush which
will probably occur towards the lat
ter part of the month.
Jonesville To Nominate
New Officials Tonight
A convention will be held in the
town hall, at Jonesville, tonight at
7:30 o'clock for nomination of town
officials, it was announced Wednes
day by G. S. Wagoner, mayor. All
Jonesville citizens are urged to be
ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1934
President an Vacation Off Florida Coast
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JACKSONVILLE . . . Again at i
the rail aboard Vincent Astor's
steam yacht "Nounnahal", Pres
ident Roosevelt waved a happy
good-bye as he set sail on a hard
earned 10-day vacation trip. He
will fish off the Florida coast.
Photo shows the President and
Vincent As tor, his host, aboard
the Nounnahal last September
when the President returned to
Washington from the summer
White House at Poughkeepsie,
N. Y. With them then were the
President's grandchildren, Sistie
and Buzzie Dall.
GARY, IND. . . Above is Dr. Wm.
Wirt, educator, who charged the
Roosevelt "Brain-Trusters" with
Communism in a letter read by
James H. Rand, Jr. Dr. Wirt says
he will reveal the names of the brain -
trust whoni he accuses of plotting
to undermine the government, when
the welfare of the country demands.
GWYN BUYS BANK
Has Consolidated It
With Own Insurance
The insurance department, of The
Bank of Elkin has been purchased
by Paul Gwyn, prominent Elkin in
surance man, it was learned Wed
nesday, the transaction having been
completed April 1.
In the transfer of the department,
it was pointed out, Mr. Gwyn will
make future renewals of the out
standing policies, unless instructed
otherwise, while accounts due the
bank for insurance renewed prior to
April 1 should be paid to the bank.
It is not known what are the fu
ture plans of James S. Hall, who has
managed the insurance department
of the bank since it's opening for
[unrestricted business here in 1933.
Chatham Plant Given
"A" Rating By Lang
J. P. Lang, chief inspector of North
Carolina, gave the Chatham Manu
facturing company here an "A" rat
ing on a recent visit. Mr. Lang said
that the mill was one of the cleanest
plants he had ever visited and he
was much impressed with liie First
Aid room. The athletic association
also met with his approval and he
explained the benefits that would be
derived from such an organization.
Make Big Haul
Chief of Police W. G. Church and
Deputy Sheriff Crawford Hurt des
troyed three five-gallon cans and
47 pints of liquor in a raid of the
premises of Eb Tidline, colored, Sat
urday afternoon. Tidline was tried
before magistrate J. L. Hall, Jr., and
placed under $250 bond for his ap
pearance at the next term of Surry
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SELECT JURY FOR
NEXT COURT TERM
Few Matters of Impor
tance Confront Board
Jurors who will serve during the j
next term of Surry superior court:
for the trial of criminal cases, which
gets under way at Dobson Monday, 1
April 23, for two weeks before Judge
Felix Alley, were drawn by the board j
of county commissioners at their
monthly meeting at Dobson Monday.
Those who will serve are:
First week: Rufe Sutphin, E. A.
Wilmoth, Columbus Kalden, W. C.
Shinault, Sam R. Pruitt, E. C. Har
bour, Arch Dobson, W. A. Finney, i
Charlie Snow, Palsy Golden, J. C. j
Siceloff, C. C. Myers, J. W. Agee,
George Mitchell, T. F. Beamer, C. M.
Atkinson, R. C. Poore, E. A. Hull, A.
Kyle Sydnor, S. T. Wilson, T. H.;
Martin, E. C. Flynn, C. A. Cooper, i
Glenn Rhyne, Fred C. Norman, R.
B. Short, Pres Amburn, J. M. Phil- j
lips, J. E. Hicks, Jr., S. I. A. Holder, j
John Simpson, W. C. Phillips, Henry'
Wood, Ray Shetland, H. V. Allred,
Second week: Frank Sydnor, W.
H. McCormick, C. R. Flippin, Keith
Badgett, Fred Barkley, J. D. Bow- j
man, A. C. Roberts, E. S. Spainhour, !
C. R. Blevins, Wilcher Short, Robert
Gambel, Chester L. Stewart, S. W.
Fulk, R. L. Church, Posey L. Jones,
John Wilmoth, J. M. Smith, R. E.
Holyfield, P. R. Key, Garver Raney,
D. W. Cockerham, W. G. Bell, Andy
L. Lowe, J. T. Snow.
Few other matter's of importance
came before the board, it was stated
by one of the members.
"MISS 808 WHITE"
Meed Thanks Mrs. Grif
feth And Cast For
The Elkin Merchants association
play, "Miss Bob White," which was
presented at the local higji school
last Friday night, proved highly en
joyable, and as a result the associa
tion is planning to stage it in sev
eral neighboring towns during the
L. G. Meed, president of the Mer
chants association, issued the follow
ing statement Tuesday on behalf of
the organization which he heads:
"On behalf of the Association and
myself I wish to thank Mrs. A. L.
Griffeth, as the director of the play
"Miss Bob White,' and the entire cast
for their splendid wo*k in making
the production so highly successful.
Too, I wish to extend sincere thanks
to all others, who by their aid, obn
trtbuted to its success."
Although no definite date has been
set, it is thought that the play will
be presented at both Harmony and
Boonville provided necessary ar
rangements can be worked out.
Sells Interest In Cafe
E. W. McDaniel. one of the stock
holders in the Blue Moon cafe, of
this city, has sold his stock to C. H.
Brewer, he announced Wednesday,
Mr. Brewer ritiw being sole owner of
the business. ' ''
Town Is Planning to
Erect Street Markers
And Number Houses
Prospects of street name plates
and house numbering: here were
brightened considerably Tuesday
night during the monthly meet
ing of the Elkin board of com
missioners when, the board in
structed Dixie Graham, town clerk
to get prices on street markers.
According to Mr. Graham, the
commissioners are planning to
number business houses and resi
dences at the same time street
markers are erected.
CHATHAM TEAM IS
FAST SHAPING UP
Approximately 30 Ap
plicants For Berths;
To Form League
The Chatham Manufacturing
company baseball team is rapidly be
ing whipped into shape by Coach
Hambright, former coach of Moun
tain Park Junior college, who is
manager of the team, it was learned
Tuesday from Henry Dobson, busi
It is the desire of those in charge
of the team to enter the first string
ers in the Blue Ridge league, but
nothing definite has been worked
j out. The second team will enter
! the county league according to pres
At present there are approximately
!30 candidates for the various posi
! tions, among them being Southern
I and Bumgarner, pitchers; Ham
bright, Ist base: C. D. Gough, 2nd
base: Charlie Gough, short; and
McWalters, 3rd base; Davis, Crater,
Holcomb, Day, Parker, Osborne,
Brannon and Laffoon, with abotit 18
I others are trying out for field posi
tions on the second team.
A local commercial league is to
be formed of the following teams:
Chatham second team, merchants
:team, furniture factory team, and
high school teams from Elkin or
Jonesville. It is expected they will
play two twilight games each week.
It is understood the Chatham team
is trying to get a game for Saturday
i with a Winston-Salem club.
Boonville Boy Freed
Guerney Collins, of Boonville,
charged with manslaughter as the
result of the death of Mrs. Charles
Nicks, of Yadkinville. who was struck
and instantly killed by the car he
was driving two weeks ago, was re
leased at a magistrates' hearing held
in Yadkinville last Thursday. Evi
dence presented disclosed that Col
lins was not driving at an excessive
rate of speed and did not see the
woman until the minute his car
struck her body, she having stepped
into the path of his machine.
W. M. Allen, of this city, appeared
for the Boonville boy, and secured a
dismissal of the case upon comple
tion of state's evidence.
Clinics For Yadkin
Miss Harte Oliver, county nurse
for Yadkin county, has announced
the following pre-school clinics to be
held in Yadkin cr.anty during the
Yadkinville, Monday, April, 9, 10
a. m. to 2 p. m.; Jonesville, Wednes
day, April 11, 8:30 a. m. to 12 M.:
East Bend, Thursday, April 19. 10
a. m. to 2 p. m.; Boonville, Friday.
April 20. 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.; Court
ney, Monday, April 30, 10 a. m. to 2
p. m., and Hamptonville, Thursday,
May 1, 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Mrs. Kelly Slightly
Injured In Accident
Mrs. David Lee Kelly, of Yadkin
ville, formerly Miss Catherine
i Church, daughter of Chief of Police
and Mrs. W. G. Church of Elkin, sus
tained a slight head injury in an
automobile accident Thursday when
the coupe of her father-in-law, L.
W. Kelly, of Yadkinville, with whom
she was riding, was struck by an
other car. The impact threw Mrs.
Kelly against the windshield and she
was unconscious for several minutes.
Much concern was felt over her in
jury at first since she was just re
covering from severe injuries re
ceived in an automobile accident
I about a year ago.
Roman swimming pools 2,200
years ago were built very much like
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SUIT FOR $25,000
AGAINST DR. ROYALL
Court Throws Case Out
After State Evidence
SAID HAD NO CASE
The suit against Dr. M. A. Ropall,
Elkin ear, eye, nose and throat
specialist, in which the plaintiff was
asking $25,000 damages for alleged
malpractice, was thrown out of For
syth county civil court last Friday
upon motion of non-suit by W. M.
Allen, local attorney, upon comgle
tion of state's evidence.
The suit against Dr. Royall was
brought by Norwood Cockerham, 11,
by his next friend B. C. Cockerham,
and grew out of the loss of an eye
suffered by the plaintiff while en
gaged in firing .22 cartridges in a
According to the evidence, the boy
placed a cartridge in a small hole
bored in a plank and had then fired
it by striking the cap with a piece
of steel. When the cartridge ex
ploded, the brass portion of the bul
let hit him in the eye.
He was rushed at once to Dr. Roy
all, who treated the eye and ex
pressed his opinion that it would
have to be removed. The following
day Dr. Royall was said to have in
formed the boy's father that the eye
would have to come out and set the
next day for its removal.
However, upon the following day
the child was brought to his office
by neighbors and the local physician
refused to operate upon the grounds
that it was unlawful without consent
of the parents. He was said to have
instructed the people who brought
the child to go back and have the
boy's father come here with the
child to give consent.
As a result, the boy was not
brought back but was carried to
Winston-Salem where a Winston
physician removed the eye.
It was shown in court that the
child did not lose the sight of the
eye due to any alleged delay, the boy
testifying upon the witness stand
that he never saw again after the
bullet struck him in the eye.
Judge Felix Alley, who heard the
case, in allowing motion for non
suit, stated that there was no
grounds for suit against the Elkin
SUE! PHONE CALLS!
North Elkin Sewer Line
To Be Completed And
Work on he sewer line in North N
Elkin and on the street widening
project is again in full swing as the
result of additional CWA funds ad
vanced to complete the sewer line
at a time when it looked as if the
sewer would never amount to any
thing other than a ditch.
Action started when the highway
forces engaged in widening the high
way on both sides complained that
they couldn't complete their work
until the sewer was finished. And
the sewer couldn't be finished due
to the withdrawal of CWA forces
and lack of sewer pipe.
Then somebody started the rumor
that the highway commission was
going to sue the town because the
town had signed up to provide them
with a right-of-way ctear of all ob
structions. And that got action with
a capital A. A phone call was put
in to Mrs. Emma Mock, Surry relief
head at Dobson. The situation was
explained. Mrs. Mock put in a call
for Mrs. Thomas O'Berry, state CWA
administrator at Raleigh. The sit
uation was explained. Then Mrs.
Mock did some telephoning on her
own accord with the result that the
first thing anybody knew car loads
of pipes started rolling to Elkin: a
force of workers came on the double
quick, and now it looks as if the
sewer is going to be completed and
the highway widened, too.
Mfs. Luther Tillev
Released On Bond
Mrs. Luther Tilley, one of the five
members of the Tiliey family under
indictment for the murder of Leoda
Mae Childress on December 30 last
year, was released from Jail under
$2,500 bond last week. Privilege of
bond was granted Wednesday after
noon a week ago by Judge Wilson
Warlick at Bakersville, following a
hearing on a writ of habeas corpus.
Other members of the Tilley fam
ily are still in Jail at Wilkesbon>.