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VOL. No. XXIII, No. 42
BANK TO RELEASE TOTAL OF $24,902.00
Fourth Dividend of 6
Per Cent To Be Paid
Within a Few Weeks
FRANK HANCOCK AID
IN GETTING ACTION
Used His Influence In
Loan By R.F.C.
TOTAL 35 PER CENT
Thanks to the efforts of Congress
man Frank Hancock, whose cooper
ation with Receiver W. H. Spradlin,
and influence at Washington have
resulted in the authorization of a
six per cent, dividend by the closed
Elkin National Bank, a total of $24,-
902,08 will be released to depositors
of the bank within the next few
Dividend checks have Just been re
turned to the comptroller of the cur
rency at Washington for verification
and signing and delivery to deposi
tors will probably be begun within
two weeks or thereabouts, or just
as soon as the checks are returned to
the bank here. Therefore, it was
pointed out, it will be useless for de
positors to call for their checks at
this time as it would only hinder the
work of the receiver's office. Notice
will appear in The Tribune when
the checks have been returned here
The entire amount of the dividend
will go to the depositors, inasmuch
as all secured claims have heretofore
been paid in full. Dividends of eight,
12y 2 and eighty per cent, have
previously been paid to unsecured
creditors who, when the forthcoming
six cent, dividend is paid, will
have received in dividends a total of
35 per cent, or $144,239.80. This to
tal does not include any dividends
paid on secured claims.
In addition to the amount men
tioned above, secured claims aggre
gating $116,550.52 have been settled
in full and offsets totaling $23,677.-
97 have been allowed depositors,
making an aggregate of $284,468.29
which has been returned to creditors
of the trust to date.
The liabilities of the Elkin Na
tional Bank, which suspended pay
ment January 18, 1932 were $559,-
872.94 on the date of suspension, and
additional liabilities have been estab
-lis he d increasing this original
amount to $567,049.13. The receiver
will therefore have paid on all claims
against the trust, proven and un
proven, more than 50 per cent, with
the payment of this dividend.
An effort was made several
months ago by Receiver Spradlin to
secure a loan from the R.P.C. with
which to pay a dividend, but the ap
plication was turned down. It was
through the efforts of Congressman
Hancock, who devoted much of his
time to the matter, that a loan mak
ing possible the forthcoming divi
dend, was approved.
ARE AGENTS FOR
BAG STRINGING CO.
Fidelity Finance Com
pany Agents For
, Reidsville Concern
An opportunity to supplement
their incomes by anyone desiring the
work is being offered by the Fidelity
Finance Co., of this city, which has
been appointed agent for the Chase
Bag Co., of Reidsville.
Under the plan the Fidelity Fi
nance Co. will supply small tobacco
bags and strings to those who wish
fto string them at so much per
It was pointed out that bag string
ing is proving a profitable source of
Income for hundreds of people
throughout the state, and that the
people of Elkin and surrounding
communities should welcome an
For complete details anyone in
terested should call at the Fidelity
K Finance company on East Main
The Elkin Tribune
I ATE NEWC
State and Nation
Edwin B. Jeffress, chairman of
the state highway and public
works commission and president
of the Greensboro News company,
who has been a patient at St. Leo's
hospital, Greensboro, since noon
Sunday as a result of a stroke of
paralysis which he sustained Sun
day morning, was "on the up
grade" Tuesday night.
About noon Tuesday a decline
in the condition of Mr. Jeffress
was observed, but late in the day
he rallied quite perceptibly and
Tuesday night members of the
family and friends were more
Washington, Aug. 28. An
eventual inflation of $2,800,000,000
was forecast tonight by Secretary
Morgenthau with an announce
ment that the treasury expects,
sooner or later, to apply its gold
"profits" to a reduction of the na
"For the present this $2,800,-
000,000 is under lock and key,"
he said in an address, his first
speech since taking office. "Most
of it by authority of Congress, is
segregated in the socalled stabili
zation fund, and for the present
we propose to keep it there."
Raleigh, Aug. 28.—Heavier re
ceipts on the eastern Carolina to
bacco markets met strong demand
today and prices were a shade
Bidding for the better grades
was spirited and the advances
noted were in this class. Lower
grades were offered freely and
some markets reported the gen
eral quality of the offerings was
not so good as yesterday.
"Poor to fair" was the descrip
tion generally of the deliveries to
London, Aug. 28.—A Balkan
romance, its setting the pictur
esque Slovenian alps of Yugoslav
ia, culminated tonight in the en
gagement of Prince George of
England to wed the beautiful
Princess Marina of Greece.
Like any other young lover,
King George's fourth son asked
first for the hand of the princess
and then telegraphed home for his
royal parents' consent.
It was given gladly.
GETS PAY RAISE
Washington, Aug. 28.—The na
tional recovery administration is
considering vital chafiges in pol
icy as- a means of cutting deep
slashes in the ranks of the un
employed this fall.
This became known today at
the same time as it was disclosed
that Hurh S. Johnson, still firm
ly in control despite recent rows
over reorganization, has had his
salary increased from $6,000 to
$16,000 a year.
FLAMES DO SLIGHT
DAMAGE TO STORE
A blaze thought to have origina
ted from an electric motor or faul
ty wiring did slight damage to a
partition in the rear of the Fay Cash
Grocery here Sunday morning short
ly after 12 o'clock.
The blaze was discovered by an
employee of a cafe located next door,
/who gave the alarm. ,
John Triplett left Sunday foi
Boone where he will enter A. S. T
C. for his Junior year.
ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1934
View of Alcatraz island in San Francisco bay, the new federal prison for incorrigibles, to which A 1 Ca
pone. erstwhile public enemy No. 1, and other convicts have been transferred from the Atlanta penitentiary.
Account of Elkin As
It Was 20 Years Ago
An interesting account of "Elk
in Twenty Years Ago", telling of
the town as it was then—of its
streets, its industries, its citizens,
etc.—begins in this issue of The
Written by Grady Burgiss, of
Elkin, the article will continue
through several issues, and is ex
pected to be of intense interest to
the older citizens of the town and
young people whose memory does
not go back that far.
Written from memory, Mr. Bur
giss states that it is possible some
of the facts in the article may be
incorrect in small details, and in
vites anyone to correct him in
places where he may be in error.
CHATHAM TO PLAY
Local Team Loses By
Close Scores To Mt.
Defeated by small margins In their
last two games, the Chatham Blank
eteers are slated to play here this
afternoon and Saturday, although
the teams which will face them have
not yet been announced. The
Blanketeers were at Winston-Salem
Wednesday afternoon for a game
with Unique Furniture Co.
Inl Sunday's game with Mount
Airy at Mount Airy, the local team
was nosed out in the final inning
by the score of 2-1 after tying the
count in the seventh. Both South
ard, for Elkin, and Dobbs, Mount
Airy, pitched exceptionally good ball.
In the return game with Mount
Airy here Monday afternoon, the
visitors overcame a four run lead to
win 7-5. Chatham scored four runs
in the first, holding the lead until
the seventh when the visitors rallied,
scoring two runs on a single and an
error and adding three in the eighth
off a single, base on balls and an
Motsinger pitched good ball until
the seventh when he was relieved by
Southard. Stockton took the mound
in the ninth. Phillips, Mount Airy,
was knocked out in the first. He was
followed by Luber, who pitched un
til the fourth. Qinn concluded the
game, allowing but one hit.
WILMA LEE WALL
Wllma Lee Wall, eight-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie C.
Wall, died at the home of her par
ents on Elk Spur street Friday, fol
lowing an illness of ten months from
a severe kidney disorder and compli
Funeral services were held Sunday
from Little Elkin Baptist church in
charge of Rev. Ed. O. Milles and in
terment was in the church cemetery.
In addition to her parents she is
survived by one sister, Francis Max
ine, and one brother, Charlie Walls,
Yadkin Schools to
Open September 17
All schools in Yadkin county will
open Monday, September 17, it was
announced Wednesday by J. T.
Reece, superintendent of education.
A big opening and large attendance
If perfectly proportioned, a man
should weigh 28 pounds for overy
foot of height.
Alcatraz Island, Capone's New Residence
Wilkes County Youth Is
Fatally Wounded In An
Effort To Capture Man
Son of Deputy Sheriff W. B. Hall Dies Sunday In Local Hospital
From Gunshot Wound Allegedly Inflicted By Damon
Cox, of Near Mountain Park; Shooting Took
Place In Surry County; Cox In
With the barrel of a shot gun said
to have been pressed so tightly
against his body that it exploded
when the gun was fired, William R.
Hall, 21, son of Deputy Sheriff W. B.
Hall, of Thurmond, was fatally
wounded Saturday night while at
tempting to arrest a drunken man.
He died a short while afterward in
Hugh Chatham hospital here.
Damon Cox, 20. his alleged killer,
is in jail at Dobson.
The shooting occurred after Depu
ty Hall, his son and a neighbor at
tempted to arrest Cox and C. Combs,
young men of the Mountain Park
community for allegedly shooting in
to a home in the Thurmond com
munity while in a drunken condi
tion. They were said to have chased
the two men across the line into
Surry county where Combs was tak
en into custody by the elder Hall.
Instructed to apprehend Cox,
young Hall gave chase, receiving the
death wound upon closing in and
Elkin Schools To Begin
Tuesday, September 18
The schools in Elkin public school
district, which includes Elkin city
school. North Elkin, and Oak Grove
(colored), will open the 1934-1935
school year Tuesday, September 18,
according to Walter R. Schaff, sup
erintendent of the district. The
school year begins with a county
wide teachers' meeting with the
county superintendent at Dobson Sat
urday, September 15, at 10 o'clock.
The meeting of the teachers in the
Elkin district with Superintendent
Schaff will "3e held Monday, Septem
ber 17, at 2 p. m., in the high school
auditorium. The purpose of this
meeting is to make final preparation
for the opening day.
The State School Commission al
loted the district 26 white and two
colored teachers, which is two more
than the number last year. Three
resignations have taken place in
recent weeks. The teaching person
nel, by schools, is as follows:
Elkin: High School Department—
Elizabeth Anderson, Mary Virginia
Barker, Emma Ellen Cooke, Arthur
Clifton Hood, Sarah Ismay Mc-
Cracken, Josephine Ring Paul.
The traditional "seventh grade"
has been combined with the high
school department and that teacher
is included with the high school
Grammar Grade Department—
Bettie Allen, Ruth Eads, Sara Eliza
beth Harris, Vena Harkrader Harris,
Flora Holcomb Royall. Lucille Young.
Primary Department—Ola Angel,
Norma Noel Cawthon, Blanche H.
Dixon, Mary Elizabeth
Margaret Sterling Lillard, Flora H.
North Elkin: Grammar Grade De
partment Roy B. "• Blackwelder,
Principal; T. C. Doug'as, Mary Smith
Douglas, Fred T. Hart.
Primary Department: Elizabeth
Joyce, Lois Steelman Relnhardt,
Mary Elizabeth Thompson.
The North Elkin school does not
4o high school work. The pupils are
transported to Elkin high school.
grappling with him. Cox made his
escape following the shooting.
Bloodhounds were from
Wilkesboro and an all night chase
was instituted on the part of both
Wilkes and Surry officers. The fugi
tive was arrested several hours later
and placed in the Dobson jail.
Questioned about the shooting,
Cox apparently remembered little,
stating that he was so drunk at the
time he didn't know what he was
doing. Officers stated he was ap
parently telling the truth.
Funeral rites for young Hall were
conducted Tuesday at 11 o'clock at
Center church by Rev. Grant Coth
ren and Rev. Frank Weatherman.
Interment was in the church ceme
The deceased had been a member
of Roaring Gap church for four
years. He is survived by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hall; three bro
thers and one sister, Claude Hall, of
Maryland; John and Guy Hall, of
Thurmond, and Mrs. Dallas Bau
guess, of State Road.
Colored School—Mrs. Dora M.
Brown. Second teacher to be se
The board of education approved
Superintendent Schaff's plan of hav
ing definite qualified persons for
substitute work should the occasion
arise. Caroline Worth Lillard and
Elizabeth Strowd Ashby have been
placed on the approved substitute
list for the district.
MUCH INTEREST IS
SHOWN IN REVIVAL
Much interest is being shown in
the revival meeting which is in pro
gress at the First Baptist church
this week. Rev. W. T. Baucom, of
Dallas, N. C., a former pastor of the
church, is assisting Rev. Eph Whis
enhunt in the services. Special mu
sic is a feature of each service.
Services are being held twice daily,
at 9:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m., and a
cordial invitation is extended to the
public \to attend these meetings
which will continue through Wed
nesday of next week and probably
Wilkes Man Bound
Over For Assault
Charged with assault with a dead
ly weapon, William Hemrlc, Wilkes
county man, was tried here Wednes
day afternoon before Wilkes county
Magistrate L. M. Hinshaw and
bound over to Wilkes superior court
under S3OO bond.
Hemric was alleged to have as
saulted Dallas Bauguss, also of
Wilkes. ' The hearing was held in
Surry by mutual consent of the parr
It takes 35 painters three months,
and 43,000 pounds of paint to cover
the Capitol (tome at Washington.
Gap and the
TO STAGE COUNTY
CONVENTION SEPT. 8
Will Meet At Dobson
Courthouse To Nomi
nate Full Ticket
ELECTION NOV. BTH
Surry county Democrats will hold
their convention at Dobson Satur
day, September 8 to nominate a full
county ticket, according to informa
tion secured from A. D. Folger,
chairman of the county executive
committee, who was in Elkin Satur
The election is to be held Tues
day, November 8, eight full weeks
from the date of " th* convention,
when a congressman, state senator,
a member of the house of representa
tives, a solicitor and a full county
ticket is to be voted upon. The con
vention is to get under way at 1:30
No township conventions will be
held and all Democrats attending
the county convention will be eligi
ble to vote. In voting on selection
of candidates, the convention will
vote by townships, each township be
ing allowed one vote in the conven
tion for each 25 votes cast for the
president on the Democratic ticket
in the election two years ago.
The number of votes which will be
allowed each township this year fol
Bryan 13, Dobson 42, Eldora 7,
Elkin 32, Franklin 8, Long Hill 2,
Marsh 13, Mount Airy 111, Pilot
Mountain 13, Rockford 11, Shoals
12, Siloam 11, Stewarts Creek 19,
and Westfield 7, a total of 301 votes.
One hundred and fifty-one votes are
necessary to nominate in the con
ENDS FOR YEAR
Successful 12 Weeks
Term Closed Here
The Catawba college summer
school division at Elkin closed a suc
cessful twelve-weeks term last Wed
nesday. The enrollment for the two
terms totaled 123, as compared to
74 last summer. Sixty matriculated
for the first term and 63 for the se
cond. The students claimed resi
dence college work in 20 colleges and
two universities. Pour states were
represented. All work pursued car-"
ried both college and professional
The closing feature of the second 1
term was a picnic dinner, prepared
by the students, on the lawn at the
shoe factory. President and Mrs.
Howard Omwake and Dr. John C.
Hadley were present to represent the
In a short address to tne students..
President Omwake commended the
teachers for their excellent work and
told them that he was highly pleased
with the organization and type of in
struction given by Walter R. Schaff,
director of the division, and Miss
Elizabeth Black, his assistant. The
students were pleased with the sum
mer school to the extent that they
requested that It be continued next
To Conduct Services "
The Rt. Rev. Robert E. Oribbln,
of AsUeville, of the Western Dio
cese of 'North Carolina, will preach
at All Saints Chapel in Ronda, Sun
day afternoon, September 2, at 4
o'clock. The public is cordially in
vited to attend.
Closing: At 4 P. M.
Effective next week and con
tinuing: ■ through the winter
months all local stores which have
closed their doprs at 4 o'clock
Thursday afternoons will remain
open until the • regular closing
hour, it waa announced Wednes-
Ly Miss Edith Neaves, secre
tary of the Elkin Merchants as
Stores will dose at 4 p. m. to
day as usual