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NEMAR TO DRIVE BUNDFOLDED FRIDAY
Wlnstosi-Salem, Aug. 21.—Bet
ter pay f' t teachers of North Car
olina wa. demanded and any
change in the present federal im
migration lawn was opposed in
resolutions presented at the open
ing w'sHtn of the 44th annual
cut ;i Ho i >.»»' !'i tate council
of u.-• J: ■• r 0 (i" here this aft
| ernov" Jfrrseiitation of the reso
lutions overshadowed all other
QUESTION A ■ J W
GK Kug. tl.—Depart
rv it r nts tonight
I c |wt tl «- .t • be bottom of
week of R. H Ask * 28-year-old
t w »>r i i-tirned home
Wm rd story of
H ; P., i,U l en through
-V ' • 7 and released at
SIT I A t ION TKV'E
Berlin, u*. ?l \u outbreak
of anM-C> Lstiari pre ;anda from
Nasi WfIWM lli» stored deeper
the troubt -u church tuation in
Germany et -.isii.j oprehension
on the prut of ahe $ and some
Despite t'* >r Hitler's
fhri.siriinity" m H rg recent
ly, »!• >• ions of a
areater U nsica.
THUGS ESC "i.
v H 9-^7,000
TroOkl , « . Aug. 21.
i' wifUy and w tonally, a dozen
Iwndito today held np and looted
an armored bank truck of $427,-
OtMi—the biggest ca:Uh robbery on
They eocap J in a roar of fire,
from one of their um machine
(ma, which had been dropped, as
their ears sped off. At the wa
terfront 19 blocks away they
transferred the money and dashed
away in speedboats.
Washington, Aug 1. Old
breaks that never losed af
ter the 1933 '.attJe for h'>we Dem
ocratic leadership ports were be
ing opened wider today in a con
flict »T*r the seta-item of a suc
«"ei ri' ppMkar Boa r. Bain
flßWud plans to tighten their
alignments were made by poten
tial candidates for the powerful
Washington, Aug:. 21.—A five
million dollar spurt in liquor tax
collections was reported tonight
by the treasury to have carried
Jul* revenue from this source to
a n*w post-repeal record of $38,-
MAY GET MORE PAY
Williams and NRA La
bor Advisory Board
Washington, Aug. 21.—H ig he r
4, (wages to workers in the 'tobacco
manufacturing industry appeared as
a possibility here tonight, following
an all day public hearing by the
NRA on the code of fair competition
proposed by the industry.
8. Clay Williams, of Winston-6a
lef, official of the R. J. Reynolds To
bacco Company, and Sidney Hillman
Rof the NRA labor advisory board,
I clashed in heated fashion at the
hearing this afternoon during con
sideration of the minimum wage pro
visions of the code. The c6de as
proposed follows the lines of the
r President's re-employment agreement
calling for minimum wages ranging
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THE ELKIN TRIBUNE
Set Record in Deep Sea Diving
Otis Barton (left) and Dr. William Beebe with the "bathysphere" in
which they set a new world record by descending into the sea to a depth
of 3,028 feet off Nonesuch island in the Bermudas.
Speaker of House of
St. Louis, Aug. 19.—Henry T.
Rainey, beloved speaker of the house
of representatives, died unexpectedly
in De Paul hospital here tonight.
The picturesque, white - haired
speaker, who had been ill for two
weeks of bronchial pneumonia, would
have been 74 years old tomorrow.
Mr. Rainey died quietly at 7:50
p. m. three hours after Mrs. Rainey,
happy over the apparent marked im
provement in the condition of her
husband had left the hospital after
spending the afternoon with him.
Three physicians, hurriedly sum
moned, and a hospital supervisor
were with the speaker when he died.
Dr. H. W. Soper, in charge of the.
physicians attending Mr. Rainey,
said he developed angina pectoris
and died before medical science
could aid him.
The speaker's wife said at her
home in Carrollton, 111., tonight
that she had a premonition of her
"I knew my husband could not
live long when I saw him today,"
she said. "We chatted together, had
breakfast and dinner together. He
appeared to be in good spirits at all
times, and was so happy that I
brought him some Jam, which he
liked so well. But something told
me that he would not last much
IN SCHOOL FILLED
Miss Lucile Young, Of
Miss Lucille Young, of Troutman, j
has been selected to fill the language
vacancy in the grammar grade de
partment of Elkin city school created
by the recent resignation of Miss
Mary Dwight Turner, who has ac
cepted the position of Latin and
French in Lillington high school, ac
cording to Mrs. Mason Lillard, sec
retary of the board of education.
Miss Young has taught successful
ly in the Hudson consolidated' school
in Caldwell county. In releasing her
from this year's contract at Hudson,
Principal Huffines, of Hudson, in
former Superintendent Schaff that
Elkin is fortunate to secure the ser
vices of Miss Young. It was pointed
out that she is active in extra-curri
cula activities, especially in girl's
basketball, as well as an outstanding
WOULD AVERT STRIKE
Washington, Aug. 21.—Adminis
tration agencies engaged in plotting
methods of averting a projected gen
eral textile strike tonight blew straws
toward the department of labor as
likely to be given at least temporary
ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1934
Members Ball Clubs
Evening After Game
Members of the Craddock-Ter
ry baseball club, of Lynchburg,
Va., and the Chatham Blanketeers
were guests of the Elkin Kiwanis
club at a picnic supper on the
lawn of the shoe factory Friday
evening following the game be
tween the two teams here Friday
afternoon, which the visitors won
The supper marked the second
such event here within the past
two months, the two teams having
been entertained on the occasion
of Craddock-Terry's first ap
pearance here earlier in the sea
W. B. H. PEGRAM, 77,
TAKEN BY DEATH
Former Elkin Resident
Passes In Alhambra,
William B. H. Pegram, former res
ident of Elkin, but for the past sev
eral years a resident of Alhambra,
California, passed away at his home
Sunday. Mr. Pegram was 77 years
old. Funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoon and interment
was in California.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Alice Pegram: two daughters, Mrs.
Edith Martin and Miss Bertie Peg
ram, both of Alhambra; three sons,
William Pegram, of Long Beach,
California; S. C. Pegram, of Alham
bra, and J. H. Pegram, of States
ville, N. C. Two brothers, Dr. R. W.
S. Pegram, of Canton, N. C., and M.
C. Pegram. of Gaf/ney, C. S., and
two sisters, Miss Aurora Pegram, of
this city, and Mrs. H. H. Baughan,
of Dillard, Oeorgia. Mr. Pegram if
also survived by th; following grand
children: Marguerite Pegram, Win
ston-Salem; Carl Martin, Jr., John
Williams and Bertha Alice, of Cali
fornia, and Joe Tom Pegram, of
Revival To Begin At
Baptist Church Sunday
Services will begin at the First
Baptist church Sunday evening at
8 o'clock, for a two weeks' revival,
which will be conducted by Rev. W.
T. Baucom, of Dallas, a former pas
tor of the church. Services will be
held twice daily, at 9:30 a. m., and
7:30 p. m., during the two weeks
A cordial invitation is extended the
public to attend.
AVERY SWORN IN
Washington, Aug. 21.—Johnston
Avery, former North Carolina i\ews
paperman, was sworn in today as an
assistant to the director of the bu
reau of foreign and domestic com
The director is Dr. Claudius T.
Mure hi son, former professor of eco
nomics at the University of North
KILLER OF IREDELL
COUNTY SHERIFF IS
Ralph Davis Is Taken In
DENIES HE'S KILLER
Concord, Aug. 21.—Ralph Davis,
25-year-old outlaw wanted for the
slaying of Sheriff G. C. Kimball, of
Statesville, was captured here today.
He was immediately carried to
Raleigh and placed in a cell on death
row. State Prison, for safe keeping.
The outlaw, object of an intense
hunt in two states since Kimball was
slain last Friday, was found in a
rooming house here and surrendered
to Sheriff R. C. Hoover, Chief of
Police B. F. Widenhouse and two
deputies without resistance.
Davis denied to the officers that
he killed Kimball.
Information that Davis was in the
rooming house was given Sheriff
Hoover by R. P. Hagler, who oper
ates the house.
Hagler informed the sheriff this
morning that Davis had been in his
house for two lays. He said he rec
ognized his roomer as the outlaw
this morning from a newspaper
photograph and immediately com
municated with the sheriff.
With two deputies, Sheriff Hoover
and Widenhouse went to Hagler's
door. The deputies were left to
guard the doors, and Hoover and
Widenhouse went to Davis' room,
entering it with drawn pistols. The
outlaw was in bed and surrendered
a show of resistance.
"I know when I'm beaten," the
arresting officers quoted him as say
The outlaw came to Concord in an
automobile carrying a Reidsville, N.
C. license, and officers were checking
to determine whether it had been
When Davis fled from Statesville
last week he was in an automobile
which had been stolen from E. R.
Rankin in Statesville. This car later
was found in Danville, Va., north of
Reidsville, and the hunt for the out
law during the intervening time has
centered in that section.
Officers presumed that after reach
ing Danville, Davis took the other
car and doubled back on his trail,
coming to Concord which is about
30 miles from Statesville.
Kimball was slain after he and
two deputies surrounded a man they
believed to be Davis in a tenant
house on a farm ten miles from
Statesville. Their quarry came out
of the house shooting, and Kimball
was fatally wounded by a bullet in
the abdomen. A deputy, L. R. Gil
bert, was wounded in the leg.
The officers with Kimball said
they were certain the man they were
attempting to arrest was Davis.
FOUR ARE INJURED
IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Wreck Takes Place On
Highway 26 Near
Pour persons were carried to
Hugh Chatham Memorial hospital
here Thursday night following an
automobile accident involving three
cars' which took place on highway
26 near Klondike farm.
The most severely injured were
William Haynes. 38. of Ambridge,
Pa.; his wife, Mrs. Anna Haynes,
and Qaither M. Hamby, 36, of State
Road. Paul O. Lewis, of Columbia,
8. C„ an occupant of the Haynes'
car, suffered painful lacerations
about the head, but after hospital
treatment, was dismissed.
DeWitt Calloway, local barber, oc
cupant of a third car involved in the
wreck, escaped injury of any con-'
sequence, but his car was damaged.
Following the accident Hamby
was placed under S3OO bond, it be
ing claimed the accident was caused
by negligence on his part. He will
be given a hearing before Magistrate
J. L. Hall September 3.
ROOSEVELT TO TELL PLANS '
President Roosevelt plans to tell
the nation's war veterans in a speech
Ootcber just what he proposes to
do for them. The occasion will be
the dedication of a new $2,000,000
veterans hospital for mental cases
at Roanoke, Va.
To Start At Corner of
Market, Bridge Streets
Professor J. F. Nemar, who will
drive an automobile through the
streets of Elkin Friday afternoon at
1:30 p. m. while absolutely blind
folded and with no one with him in
the car. Hundreds are expected here
to witness the thrilling exhibition.
CHATHAM TO FACE
THREE TEAMS HERE
Game For Today to be
With Team From
Nosed out by one run Friday aft
ernoon by Craddock-Terry, and a
chance for revenge rained out Sat
urday, the Chatham Blanketeers
continue their baseball campaign
here this week-end with games
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Thursday's game will be with a team
'from Pries, Virginia, at 4 p. m. Sun
day the Blanketeers will face Mount
Airy at Mount Airy.
Friday afternoon at 3:30 the
Blanketeers will face the Unique
Furniture Co., team, of Winston-
Salem. Saturday at 3:30 p. m. a
game will be played with Newton.
In last Friday's contest with
Craddock-Terry, Chatham held the
lead until the seventh, having scored
five runs in the first two innings.
The first four runs were scored in
the first, Robbins on a sacrifice and
Mackie, dough and Munday on a
double by Hambright. Stockton
scored in the second on Mackie's
Trent batted for the circuit for the
Virginians in the fifth and Perry in
the seventh. Stockton's work on the
mound was brilliant. Jones was su
perb behind the plate until the sixth
when he was forced out by an in-
Jury and relieved by Parker. Perry
and Ooff; Stockton and Jones, Park
MILLIONS OF JOBS
MENACED BY STRIKE
Six Hundred Thousand
Textile Workers Await
Orders to Quit
Washington, Aug. 21.—The thun
der of industrial life muttered omni
ously again today jeopardizing jobs
of a million workers and threatening
a number of Industries.
Six hundred thousand textile
workers awaited orders to abandon
their machines, Chicago's transpor
tation systems faced a labor gag,
Portland, Ore., longshoremen were
battling again and the Minneapolis
truckers' walkout was in uncertain
The general situation carried grave
potentialities. There are no Indica
tions of federal Intervention, as yet,
I but labor department, national labor
relations board and NRA officials
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DRIVE WILL BEGIN
AT 1:30 O'CLOCK
IN THE AFTERNOON
Merchants Featuring 2
Big Days of Value
Everything is in readiness for the
thrilling exhibition to be staged
here Friday afternoon at 1:30
o'clock by Professor Nemar and the
former Baby Shirley of movie fame,
who will demonstrate their mental
psychology on the streets of Elkin
by driving a new Ford V-8 through
the streets of the business district
while Professor Nemar is totally and
The drive will start from Elkln
Motors, Inc., local Ford dealer, lo
cated on the corner of Market and
Bridge streets, promptly at 1:30
o'clock, with Nemar blindfolded so
that his vision is entirely cut off.
He will be blindfolded by a local
doctor. He will allow the doctor to
place a silver half-dollar firmly in
each eye and then seal them with
adhesive tape, over which he will
place several thicknesses of black
gauze, which will also be taped in
place. Over the gauze will be placed
a metal mask constructed by T. H.
Eidson. local tinner,, which will
reach from the middle of his fore
head to the tip of his nose. This
will be covered by other thicknesses
of cloth, after which a cord will be
drawn tightly around his face and
head to cut off all circulation of the
blood to the head.
After being blindfolded in this
manner, Nemar will be placed at the
fWheel of a new Ford V-8, and, with
out anyone being in the car with
him, he will weave his way in and
out through traffic of Elkin's busi
ness section, stopping at various
stores, going in and getting arti
cles which he will bring out in the
street and give away.
Nemar will be followed in a second
car by Baby Shirley, and they
claim that he is under her mental
control all during the drive. Fol
lowing Baby Shirley's car will be
Reich-Hayes-Boren's ambulance, so
that, should anything happen to
Nemar, they will be there to rush
him to the hospital. This is
claimed to be one of the most sen
sational and thrilling exhibitions
that has ever been staged in Elkin.
This performance, which is mys-
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LEGION NAMES NEW
Dixie Graham Is Elected
Royall to Convention
The George Gray Post of the
American Legion met Monday even
ing and elected the following offi
cers to serve for the ensuing year:
Commander, Dixie Graham; vice
commander, Ed worth Harris; Ad
jutant, Joe Bivins; Finance offioer,
J. A. Carpenter; service officer, Paul
Gwyn; guardianship officer, George
E. Royall; Sergeant-at-arms, J. B.
Bell; Chaplain, J. Kyle Thompson;
historian, Marion Allen; athletic of
ficer, P. W. Graham; child welfare
officer, H. B. Holcomb; Americanism
officer, Or. H. L. Johnson; Graves
registration, L. W. Laxton; employ
ment officer, G. K. Cockerham;
membership chairman, Joe Bivins;
publicity officer, Dixie Graham and
chairman Sons of Legion, B. C.
F. W. Graham and George E. Hoy
all were elected delegates to the
State Convention of the Legion in
Greensboro next week and Joe Biv
ins and Edworth Harris were ap
pointed as alternates.