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The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, July 04, 1935, Image 1

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THE TRIBUNE HOLDS THE TROPHY CUP (~-> AS THE BEST NEWSPAPER IN NORTH CAROLINA OUTSIDE THE DAILY FIELD .._ A ELKIN "The Best Little Town In North Carolina" VOL. No. XXIV, No. 34 OTIS SPRINKLE JAILED TUESDAY ON RAPE CHARGE Alleged to Have Crimi nally Attacked Mrs. Lucinda Cox Here HEARING FRIDAY Charged with criminal assault up on Mrs. Lucinda Cox, Otis Sprinkle, of Elkin, is in jail at Dobson with out benefit of bond awaiting a pre-" liminary hearing at 2 o'clock Fri day before Justice of the Peace I. j A. Eldridge. Sprinkle was arrested Tuesday af ternoon by Deputy Sheriff W. J." Snow and carried to the Dobson jail. The charge of criminal assault,' or rape, if proven, carries the death sentence. According to Mrs. Cox,-who swore out the warrant against Sprinkle, he came to her apartment over Cash ' & Carry Store No. 1 Tuesday after- | noon and made an improper pro- • posal. Upon being refused, the war rant alleges, Sprinkle assaulted her. W. M. Allen, Sprinkle's attorney, stated Wednesday morning that his client denies the charge. RABIES INSPECTORS NAMED IN COUNTY Will Have Job of Vacci nating Dogs In Coun ty Under New Law In compliance with a law passed by the last legislature providing for compulsory vaccination of dogs in the state, the Surry county health department has appointed rabies inspectors for all but four of the townships in Surry county. In spectors for the remaining four will be appointed within a few days, Dr. J. Allen Whitaker, Surry health of ficer, said. Rabies inspectors, whose duty it will be to vaccinate dogs and fill out proper certificates, have been ap pointed for the following townships in the order named: Elkin, Stanford White; Dobson, Taft Moser; Eldora, Richard Shackleford; Franklin, Charlie Bry ant; Long Hill, 1 Randell Reeves; Aiaisii, Oiovei Musiey, Muuut Aiiy, Dr. Banks; Pilot Mountain, Alton Gravitt; Stewarts Creek, Claude Ramey; Westfield, Arthur Cook. Inspectors have not yet been named for Bryan, Rockford, Shoals and Siloam townships. Johnson Returns From Banking School Session Garland Johnson, cashier of The Bank of Elkin, returned Sunday from Rutgers University where he attended a school of banking as one of a select group of 200 from throughout the nation who were eli gible for the banking course. Mr. Johnson stated Wednesday that he will continue his studies through the winter months by cor respondence and will again attend a two-week's course at the university next summer. The fact that he was among the comparative few who qualified for the school, among thousands of ap plicants reflects high honor upon the local bank cashier. Folger Retires As County Treasurer B. Prank Folger, who has served as treasurer of Surry county since 1926, having also held the offices of tax supervisor and county purchas ing agent, retired as custodian of the public fund July 1, when the board of county commissioners carried out the purpose of a local act passed at the last session of the legislature and named the Surry County Loan and Trust company to act as treas urer. Mr. Folger, it is understood, will continue to act as tax supervisor aitd purchasing agent. Find Boone Trail Marker In Store A Boone Trail marker, made of Iron from the battleship Mtaine, ana which evidently was' to have been erected here to proclaim to the world that Daniel Boone once came this way, has been feund in Casstevens Hardware company during moving operations under way for the past week. The marker has been in the store for the past 12 or 13 years. \ THE ELKIN TRIBUNE After 'Cham' Fortune Jr . ■J® TRENTON, N. J. ... A "common informer" yets one-half the penalties when thp accused is found guilty in this state. Above is W. F. Zwirner who has brought suit against the Western Union Telegraph Co., for $3,600,000 on the ground it violated gambling laws by sending chain telegrams. I ATE NEWC from the State and Nation BELIE.VES IN PAYING AS YOU GO , Kansas City, Mo., July 2. Governor Alf M. Landon, of Kan sas, today told a nation-wide audience about the sunflower state's balanced budget in a speech which political observers saw as a new bid for the Repub lican presidential nomination. Landon identified himself as a "pay - as-you-go" administrator and offered himself to his party on a platform attacking "debt building" and "tax-boosting" * government. GIVES WIFE GAS, WATCHES HER DIE Chicago, July 2.—William Gan schaw, 60, put a gas tube in his wife's mouth today and told her he would follow her in death. He sat and watched her die, he told police. She had been des perately ill for 10 years, their children were married and they had. "nothing left to live for," they decided. Ganschaw, a mechanic, dressed in Als "Sunday best'' for the oc casion. "When she died," he said, "I tried to take gas myself, but be came ill and, had to give it up." mother often had begged for The couple's children said their death to relieve her of intense pain. PARALYSIS EXPERIMENT IN GUILFORD Greensboro, July 2.—The eyes of the medical profession in the state and nation turned to Greenboro today where a field ex periment in prevention of infan tile paralysis is under way as five new cases were reported in North Carolina. Two cases in the western sec tion were reported from Ashe county. The five cases discovered today brought the year's total to 278. The experiment here is under the direction of Dr. A. G. Gilliam, of the United States Public Health Service. TO INVESTIGATE LOBBYING ACTIVITIES Washington, July 2.—Handing President Roosevelt His second smashing defeat in two days, the House today passed a revised Wheeler-Ray burn bill calling for regulation instead of elimination of "unnecessary" utility holding companies, and then voted Unani mously to investigate White House and power company lobby ing activities. The inquiry was voted unani mously after two members charred thai administration of ficials sought to influence their votes. It was approved after the members voted 523 to 81. for adop tion of the bill. Lieutenant-Governor Brief Visitor Here Lieutenant - Governor A. H. "Sandy" Graham, accompanied by Attorney A. D. Folger, was a visitor here Tuesday, renewing old acqaint ances and making new ones in the interest of his candidacy for Gover nor of North Carolina. ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1935 | SURRY POLIO CASE SHOULD NOT CAUSE ALARM, DOCTOR SAYS County Had Two Cases Infantile Paralysis Last Summer URGES PRECAUTION Although Surry county has its first case of infantile paralysis, there is no cause for undue alarm. Dr. J. Allen Whitaker, Surry health officer stated Tuesday while in Elk in. The victim of the dread disease is Do rot»y Shin&ult, 17-months-old daughter of Joseph Shinault, of the Level Cross section, y Dr. Whitaker, in discussing the di sease, stated that Surry had two during last summer, and that one or more cases this summer was ,to be expected. He stated that ty phoid fever is more 'to be worried about than infantile paralysis as conditions now stand, although all possible precautions should be tak en to prevent tlje spread of "polio." In connection with the infantile paralysis epidemic, Dr. Whitaker is going to Greensboro today to confer with U. S. public health pfficials on ways and means of preventing its spread. At a meeting of the Surry county board of health held in Mount Airy last week, it was urged that child ren be kept from attending public gatherings and away from crowds, .and that older people also use all possible precautions. IS INJURED SUNDAY IN AUTO ACCIDENT One Goes To Hospital and Brother Goes To Local Jail Arthur Cox, 25, of the Traphill section, is in Hugh Chatham hospi tal here with a badly lacerated arm as the result of an automobile acci dent which occurred near Thurmond on highway 21 Sunday afternoon. Claude Cox, a brother, was jailed following the wreck. A third mem ber of the party was uninjured. The accident occurred when the machine in which the three were riding, said to have been driven by Arthur Cox, failed to make a curve and crashed a heavy wire guard, coming a stop many feet from the road. Both of the Cox men were said to have been drinking. Claude Cox, tried Monday morning, was released upon payment of a fine. His brother is said to be resting comfortably at the hospital. - To Try Browns On Bawdy House Charge A preliminary hearing for Mis. Nellie Brown, and husband, Ernest Brown, of Arlington, under an in dictment charging the operation of a bawdy and disorderly house for prostitution and assignation, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock before Justice of the Peace J. S. Hinson, of Arlington. An impressive array of 24 wit nesses has been summoned by the state, it is understood. Post Office To Close Half-Day Weekly; 4th All Elktn stores and business firms, with the exception of drug stores, filling stations, will be closed here today in obser vance of the 4th of July. Beginning next Wednesday af ternoon at 1 p. m. and continu ing each week through July and August, the majority of stores and business houses will close each Wednesday afternoon in order to give their employees a half day of rest during the hot summer months. Conforming to plans of the business firms in closing: on Wed nesday afternoons, and in order to meet requirements of the short work week now applicable to postal clerks in the local office, the post office will also be closed each Wednesday afternoon from 1 o'clock during July and August, It was announced Wednesday morning by F. W. Graham, post master. Drought Days Are Forgotten DES MOINES, IA. . . Generous rains and abundant sunshine through out America's food belt, Texas to Minnesota, now indicate bumper crops this year with drought weeks and dust storms of last year- forgotten. Photo shows June Caldwell, former lowa 4-H Club queen, waist deep hi| a heavily filled wheat field near here. WORK ON CCC CAMP IS NOW UNDER WAY Is Expected To Be Com pleted Within jthe Next 30 Days* Actual -construction work on the Surry county CCC camp, to be lo cated on the Elkin-Mount Airy highway near Dobson, got under way Tuesday, preliminary work hav ing been started last week by a force of Workers brought to Surry from a CCC camp in Wilkes county. The camp wiir include 19 struc tures in all, including the barracks, dining hall, kitchens and auxiliary buildings of theCCC corps. Lieutenant Johnson, of the Wilkes camp, is in charge of construction, and it is expected it will be ready for occupancy witfhin 30 days. located in the county for the pur pose of aiding the soil erosion work already started, the camp will house 150 men, the officers' staff and ad visors, and a soil erosion expert, DUMONT ESKRIDGE TO OPEN OFFICE Young- Attorney Will Locate In Hillsboro July 15th Dumont Eskridg§, of Elkin and Jonesville, who early, this year suc cessfully passed the state law ex amination at Raleigh and was awarded license to practice, will open a law office in Hillsboro July 15, it was learned Wednesday. Mr. Eskrldge, who has been as sociated with W. M. Allen here, is a graduate of Mountain Park Junior College, and studied law under the supervision ofSdr. Allerh He passed the state law examination with high honors and has acquired mluch prac tical experience since that time. His many friends here and in Jonesville wish him the greatest success in the practice of his pro fession at Hillsboro. To Hold Tubercular Clinics In County The Surry county health depart ment has obtained the services of a representative of the State Tuber cular Sanatorium-, at Sanatorium, to conduct tubercular clinics through the county during this month. The representative, assisted by Dr. J. Al len Whitaker, county health officer, will be in the office of the county health department here Thursdays, July 18 and 25, for examination of people in this vicinity. A similar clinic will be held in Dobson on July 26 and at Pilot Mountain on July 19. Barker Entertains Insurance Agents R. J. Barker, local representative of the Jefferson Standard Life In surance company, was host to the agents of the Winston-Salem district at a meeting at Hotel Elkin Monday evening, July 1. The group was well pleased with the splendid business reported so far this, year. Surry Farmers Vote to Continue Tobacco Control Returns from the tobacco con - trol electKm held in Surry coun ty last week show that Surry to bacco farmers are almost unani mously in favor of government crop control and the attendant acreage reduction and tax adjust ment payments, according to re turns tabulated by the Surry coun ty farm agent, J. W. Crawford. The figures show 4,760 farm ers in favor of continuing the act, while only eight voted against the plan. Returns from 56 of the state's 64 tobacco growing counties Tues day showed 114,852 farmers fav oring continuance of the act with only 1,229 opposed. W. J. THURMAN DIES FOLLOWING ILLNESS Prominent Citizen Passes Away Late Sat urday Afternoon ' ■ # William J. Thurman, 66, retired merchant, prominent churchman and citizen, died late Saturday af ternoon in the local hospital from a brief critical Illness. The deceased was a member of a prominent Vir ginia family, having been born in Bedford, Va., in 1869. He was en gaged in the mercantile business in Virginia for several years before coming to Elkin twelve years ago to make his nome. His decline in health some time ago forced his re tirement from active life. He was a member of the First Baptist church and a member of the Board of Trustees of the church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sciota Smith Thurman, and three sisters, Mrs. R. V. Overstreet and Mrs. Jessie K. Wright, of Bedford, Va., and Mrs. J. P. Heppenstall, of Keystone, West Virginia. A brief funeral service was held Monday morning at 8 o'clock from the Reich-Hayes-Boren funeral par lor, in charge of Rev. Eph Whisen hunt, pastor of the deceased, and the remains were carried to his native home in Bedford immediately after the service where the final rites were held at the graveside. Elkin Merchants Pull Out of State Ass'n Withdrawal of the Elkin Mer chants association from the North Carolina Merchants association was officially announced Monday. A resolution withdrawing financial support from the state organization "until such methods are adopted as will insure its steady growth K~d make It representative of Merchants of all sections of the state,'' was adopted at the meeting in which the association decided upon the action. It will continue to operate as a local unit. Decision of the local merchants followed similar action by States vilie, Rockingham, Reldsvllle, Oas tonia and Winston-Salem associa tions; ... v - Gateway to Roaring \|/ Gap and the Jfg Blue Ridge »■»«■»« PUBLISHED WEEKLY IMPORTANT MEETING TO CONSIDER TOWN DEBT IS HELD HERE Hope To Refinance In debtedness Over Per iod of 30 Years JOHNSON PRESENT A meeting looking toward ad justment of the bonded indebtedness of the Town of Elkin and the re financing of the indebtedness at a lower rate of interest so as to make possible the payment by the town of its principal indebtedness as well as interest over a period of 30 years, was under wjiy here Wednesday af ternoon when The Tribune went to press. . Present at the meeting, the out come of which will be of major in terest to all citizens of Elkin, wero some of the town's largest bondhold- » ers, who with Charles M. Johnson, of Raleigh, chairmajj of the local government commission, are confer ring with the town commissioners, Town Attorney W. M. Allen and Town Clerk Paul Gwyn. Also pres ent were attorneys representing bondholders. MRS. G. S. ADAMS TAKEN BY DEATH Funeral Services Held Wednesday From Mitchell's Chapel Mrs. Luda Louzane Castevens Adams, 65, passed away early Tues day from a brief illness from para lysis. She was born in Yadkin county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Castevens. Early in life she united with the Methodist church at Mitchell's Chapel, where she remained a faithful member un til her death. The deceased was twice married, first to Herrfian Benton, who passed away several years ago, and then to Q. S. Adams. She is survived by two children by the first marriage, Mrs. H. H. Shaw, Jonesville, and S. S. Benton, of Danville, 111., and two sons by the last marriage, George S. Adams, of Lenoir, and Isom Adams, of Elkin. One sister, Mirs. Kizzie uavis, ol Winston-Salem, and sixteen grandchildren, also survive. She was a devoted mother and a kind neighbor and leaves many friends to mourn her passing. Funeral services were held Wed nesday morning at 11 o'clock fromi Mitchell's Chapel, in charge of Rev. J. L. Powers, Rev. Loyd Pardue and Rev. Isom Vestal. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Raymond Hem ric, Gwyn Bauguss, J. B. Hemric, Marion Walker, Tom Mlcßride and Russ Powers. REPRESENTED AT FURNITURE SHOWS Carolina Furniture Manufacturers, Inc. Have Nice Displays Carolina Pumiture Manufacturers, Inc., of this city, have displays in the Furniture Mart at Chicago, which opens July 8, and will also have displays at the New York mar ket and the High Point market, it was learned from one of the officials Wednesday. The local plant featuring a com plete line of beds, tables, bookcases and cellerettes, and will be repre sented at the market by company salesmen. Although the business was inau gurated here only a short while ago, business has been good - from the start, and officials are anticipating nice orders during the furniture shows. Revival To Begin At Presbyterian Church Rev. W. B. Mfc Swain, of Charlotte, will conduct a series of revival ser vices at the Presbyterian church be ginning Sunday night, July 7, and continuing through Sunday night. July 14. Services will be held at 8:00 o'clock each ©veiling during this time. The public is cordially in vited. '. j On Wednesday night and Friday night of this week the study of the book of James will be continued, preparatory to the revival services.

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