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W*HT: tRIBL N"E HOLDS THE TROPHY CUP (SoSSTiSK) AS THE BEST NEWSPAPER IN NORTH CAROLINA OUTSIDE THE DAILY FIELD -4" ——™ KL * IK CM "Tfce Boat Uttle Town | 1.. **** Carolina" '* VOL, No. XXIII, No. 41 NEMAR TO DRIVE BUNDFOLDED FRIDAY W S ation AY FOR TEACHERS 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 luring the afteroo on. Pi'EPARE TO QUESTION A ■ J W GK Kug. tl.—Depart rv it r nts tonight I c |wt tl «- .t • be bottom of ranee last 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 Nashville, Tenn. GERMAN CHURCH 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 Protectant groups. Despite t'* >r Hitler's acknowledgement "positive 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 record. 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. OLD BREAKS W; DENING 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 pot. LIQUOR TAX COLLECTIONS SPURT 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,- 823,580. TOBACCO WORKERS MAY GET MORE PAY Williams and NRA La bor Advisory Board Member Clash 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 (Continued On Last Page) 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 RAINEY DIES SATURDAY Speaker of House of Representatives Is Pneumonia Victim 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 husband's death. "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 longer." LANGUAGE VACANCY IN SCHOOL FILLED Miss Lucile Young, Of Troutman, Succeeds Miss Turner 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 classroom teacher. 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 Jurisdiction. ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1934 Members Ball Clubs Entertained Friday 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 6-5. 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 son. W. B. H. PEGRAM, 77, TAKEN BY DEATH Former Elkin Resident Passes In Alhambra, California 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 Statesville. 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 merce. The director is Dr. Claudius T. Mure hi son, former professor of eco nomics at the University of North Carolina. KILLER OF IREDELL COUNTY SHERIFF IS CAPTURED TUESDAY Ralph Davis Is Taken In Concord Rooming House 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 ing. The outlaw came to Concord in an automobile carrying a Reidsville, N. C. license, and officers were checking to determine whether it had been stolen. 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 Klondike Farm 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. Thrilling Exhibition To Start At Corner of Market, Bridge Streets Blindfold Driver • JpT It ■j 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 Fries, Virginia 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 double. 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 er. 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 stalemate. 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 (Continued On Last Pago) 16 PAGES TWO SECTIONS PUBLISHED WEEKLY DRIVE WILL BEGIN AT 1:30 O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON Merchants Featuring 2 Big Days of Value Giving EXPECT HUNDREDS 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 absolutely blindfolded. 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- (Continued On Last Page) LEGION NAMES NEW OFFICERS MONDAY Dixie Graham Is Elected Commander; Graham, 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. Wood. 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.