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The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, July 11, 1935, Image 1

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THE TRIBUNE HOLDS THE TROPHY CUP (2BS*iS£) AS THE BEST NEWSPAPER IN NORTH CAROLINA OUTSIDE THE DAILY FIELD r M - A ELKIN {JB4, "The B*mt VV Little Town fFfe IA North MMMIMI , Carolina" VOL. No. XXIV, No. 35 PROPOSED BUDGET FOR TOWN DRAWN BY COMMISSIONERS Local Tax Rate Is Not Expected To Be Over $1.50 CONFERENCE HELD A proposed annual budget of $47,849.00 for town expenditures for the next fiscal year has been de cided upon by the town board of commissioners, final action to take place at their next meeting. The town tax rate is expected to be the same as last year, $1.50. The budget expenditures are di vided as follows: police department, $1,830; fire department, $1,175; streets and sidewalks, $4,727; exe cutive, $1,400; sewer and water lines, $875; general, $2,730; debt service, school, $2,690; debt service, town, $30,672; refunding expense, $1,750. At a meeting of the commissioners, town attorney and town clerk Wed nesday afternoon of last week with a number of the town's largest bond-holders and their attorneys, relative to the refinancing of the town's indebtedness - no definite agreement was reached. However, a second conference on the matter is scheduled to be held within a few days at which time it is hoped the matter may be settled for the best interest of the town. Under the plan proposed by town officials, the town debt would be refinanced over a long period at a lower rate of interest, thus enabling the town to meet its interest charge and at the same time make pay ments on the principal; BRAIN FEVER FATAL TO ARTHUR E. COX Funeral Services Held Saturday at Shoaly Branch Church Arthur E. Cox, 51, died from brain fever at his home near Elkin Friday. The deceased was a highly respected citizen and a member of Cool Springs Baptist church. He was twice married, first to Miss Laura Blevins, who died several years ago and later to Miss Mollie Walls, who survives him together with the fol lowing sons by the first marriage: Roosevelt Cox, Traphill; Earl and Gleathen, of the home, and Horlan Cox, of Elkin. Two sisters, Mrs. William Franklin, of Cool Springs and Mrs. Will Snow of Round Peak and two brothers, Tyre and George Cox, also survive. Funeral services were held at Shoaly Branch church Saturday in charge of Rev. Grant Cothren and interment was in the church ceme tery. Dr. Haywood Arrives To Take Over Duties Dr. C. L. Haywood, Jr., has ar rived here to assume his duties as head surgeon at Hugh Chatham hospital, effective August Ist, suc ceeding Dr. H. L. Johnson, resigned. Mrs. Haywood and children will Join him here to make their home shortly after the first of August. Surry Tobacco Crop Appears Good; Will Open Markets Oct, 1 " The Surry county tobacco crop, from early season indications, ap pears to be one of the best in several years as Surry farmers anticipate the opening of the' Mount Airy and Winston-Salem tobacco markets the first of Oc tober. ' V _ Date for opening of the mar kets was set last week by the United States Tobacco associa tion. A fine-cured tobacco crop of 715,004,090 pounds for the entire country was predicted by the president of the tobacco associa tion, an increase of 160, 000,000 pounds over the 1934 crop. This increase was allowed by the agri cultural adjustment administration in order to save the export trade, which dropped off somewhat last year on account of the unusually high prices. An average price slightly lower than that of last year w&s also predicted by the tobacco associa tion! president. THE ELKIN TRIBUNE *■ - Favors Lottery v.- f;3j WASHINGTON ... We will soon all be discussing national lotteries, pro and con, if Congressman Ed ward A. Kenney (D.) of New Jersey (above), has has way. Despite shelving of his lottery bill at the last session, Kenney has presented a new bill with three choices of lot tery plans, "anyone of which will briny the govertiment $1,900,000,000 a year in revenues of "painless taxa tion," he says. END FIRST TERM SUMMER SCHOOL Second Term Will Begin Here Wednesday, July 17th The first term of Catawba College summer school division at Elkin will close Tuesday, July 16. Enrollment for the first term totals 65, which is five more than the enrollment the first term last year. Statistics of the first summer school are informative. The types of certificates held by the students are as follows: high school principal 1) high school A 10; grammar grade A 5; grammar grade B 9; grammar grade C 6; primary A 1; Primary B 13; primary C 7; Elementary A 10; Elementary B. 1; classed as students 2. More than half of the students registered in the first term have definitely indicated that they will attend the second term which begins Wednesday, July 17. It is urged that all registration work be done on that day in order that class work may begin on the following day. Catawba College authorities in vited the entire summer school group to the college at Salisbury on July 2. President Howard R. Omwake, in his address of welcome to the students of the local division, com mended the teachers for their fine spirit and congratulated division di rector Walter R. Schaff for the fine way in which he has put across the summer school. EPWORTH LEAGUE HOST TO UNION Present Program Built Around Study of Fa mous Hymns The Epworth League of the local Methodist church was host to the Surry-Yadkin Epworth League Un ion at the church Monday evening, with approximately 100 delegates from the East Bend, Rural Hall, Jonesville and Central and Rockford Street churches in Mount Airy in attendance. The program was presented by the local union, and was a study of fa mous hymns. Misses Dorothy Col hard, Elizabeth Shores and Nancy Click each told of the origin of a famous hymn and something of the life of the composer. A special fea ture of the meeting was a group of piano, violin and vocal solos by Miss Freida and Harold Boger, of Wins ton-Salem. At the conclusion of a business session a social hour was enjoyed during which sandwiches and lem onade were served. Prof. Lankford To Remain At Harmony Contrary to a story appearing in a recent issue of The Tribune, Prof. R. H. Lankford will not head the Mountain Park school this year but will continue with the Harmony Farm Life school at Harmony. Mr. Lankford was elected to Mountain Park but declined thejelection. A head for the Mountain Park school has not been selected. ELKIN, N. C„ THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1935 [ATE NEWC from the State and Nation ROCKINGHAM GOES DRY Raleifh, July 9.—Rockingham, ' only county west of Raleigh amonr the 18 anthoriwid to M tablish liquor stores, voted dry today,'lncomplete unofficial re tains indicated tonight. • Greene county meanwhile de cided by a 141-vote margin to legalize whisky, according to complete unofficial returns. With only one small precinct out of 23 missing, Rockingham late tonight showed 3,541 dry ballots as against 3,289 wet. The Greene vote was 876 wet and 735 dry. 10 MORE CASES OF PARALYSIS Ten more cases of infantile paralysis werte reported in the state yesterday bringing the num ber of CIUKS since the first of the year to 330. Despite efforts of federal and state health authorities to curb tb&. disease the new cases re ported continued to average about ten daily. Internationally-known authori ties here to study the outbreak of poliomyelitis concentrated in the mid-state section, compared blood tests from vaccinated groups and unvaccinated groups in an effort to determine efficacy of the anti polio serum. AMERICANS LEAVING ABYSSINIA London, July 10.—American and other foreign nationals began evacuating war-threatened Abys sinia today, the Daily Express re ported from Addis Ababa. British and Italian men, wom en and children, the dispatch said, joined Americans aboard a refuge train steaming toward, the frontier as Italian and Ethiopian troops deployed on Abyssinia's northern and southern borders. The refugees were described as the vanguard of foreigners has tening to make their exodus. REPORT MARITAL RIFT Long Branch, N. J., July 9. Mrs. Max Baer, who married the heavyweight fighter less than two weeks ago, tonight denied em phatically reports circulated in New York that their marriage had failed and that they are going to separate. • "There is nothing to it," the former Mary Ellen Sullivan, of Washington, D C., said. N. C. MUST MATCH FUNDS Washingotn, July 9.—Conferees on the social security bill today agreed to a modification of the Russell amendment under which no federal money will go into North Carolina for old-age pen sions unless matched dollar for for dollar by the state and a state security plan is put into operation. J. H. Allen Descendants Hold Meeting Sunday The descendants of John Henry Allen, who moved around 1800 from Bertie county to the lower dge of Yadkin county, met at the home of Mr. and MYs. W. E. Shugart, near Yadkinville, Sunday, July 7, for a reunion. There were 120 present. They came from Yadkin, Wilkes, Surry, Stokes, Forsyth, Stanly, Sampson, Lee, Burke, Catawba, Durham and Guilford counties and the states of South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi and California. Stikeleather To Have Charge of Service Rev. S. M. Stikeleather, district superintendent of the Pilgrim Holi ness church in North Carolina, will have charge of the services at the Pilgrim" Mission in this city Thurs day evening. A cordial invitation is extended the public to hear Rev. Stikeleather. Mr, and Mrs. W. A. Neaves and daughter and son, Miss Edith and Sam, and Mrs. H. P. Graham and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cox attended the funeral of Mrs. Bettle Halsey, at Bridle Creek, Va., Wednesday after noon. Mrs. Halsey was an aunt of Mesdames Neaves and Cox. BOONVILLE HAS MAD DOG SCARE; SEVEN TAKING TREATMENT Pet Dog Goes Mad and Bites Numerous Other Czgiines MANY DOGS KILLED Seven people of Boonville, includ ing several children, are talcing treatment against rabies as the re sult of a mad dog epidemic which occurred there the latter -part of last week. Those taking the rabies vaccina tion are Prank Woodhouse and daughter, Mary Kate; Dobe McKin ney, Mrs. Delmar Mock and son, Barnard; Callie Jane Caudle and Axie Anne ghore, daughter of Dr. T. W. Shore. The epidemic began when a pet dog belonging to Prank Woodhouse went mad and bit numerous dogs of the section. The dog had been con fined for observation, but broke loose. Killed, and its head sent to Raleigh, it was found to havf hy drophobia. «• Since Saturday many dogs, thought to have been either bitten or in contact with the Woodhouse dog, have been killed. Those taking the treatment were not bitten in every case, but had been scratched or licked by dogs thought to be mad. CHATHAM TO FACE GIRL TEAM FRIDAY Defeat Lenoir Tuesday Afternoon By Score of 15 to 0 Fresh from a victory over Lenoir at Lenoir Tuesday, which they woiT 15-0, the Chatham Blanketeers re turned home for a game with Duke Power Co., of High Point, Wednes day afternoon, and then began preparation for a game Friday with the Bloomer Girls, of New York and a return match with Le noir here SaturdayA In the Lenoir game, the first of a three-game series in the Charlotte Observer's semi-pro tournament, the Blanketeers battered the boards of the fences, getting three homers, three triples and three doubles off three Lenoir pitchers. Stockton, for the Blankteers, allowed only seven hits. Homers were hammered by Wes ton, Clodfelter and H. Hambright; triples by Cornelius and Weston and doubles by H. and F. Hambright and Mackie. In a double header here the 4th of Ju'.y with Unique, of Winston- Saler.;, the Blanketeers were defeat ed In both games. Saturday, in a game with Adams-Millis, they de fated the High Pointers 29-0. Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock the Chatham Blanketeers will face the famous New York Bloomer Girls, undefeated baseball champions. Contrary to general belief the Bloomer Girls are able to give any male semi-pro team a good battle and often surprise their male op ponents with a well-earned victory, even against strong competition. This team is not to be confused with "farce outfits" which sometimes travel under the guise of "Bloomer Girls." Each year the girls play over 100 games throughout the east Mid their game here with Chatham should be one of the most interesting games of the season. According to Coach Hambrlght, of the Blanketeers, admission to this game will be cents for men, 25 cents for women and 15 cents tOt children. Are No New Cases of Paralysis In Section Although infantile paralysis con tinues to gain in North Carolina at the rate of 10 cases daily, for the greatei -part being confined to the east central portion of the state, on ly two cases as yet have been re ported in this Immediate section des pite rumors which are said to have been circulated through the rural sections that Elkin has several cases. One case in Jonesville, which oc curred about a month ago, and one case near Level Cross, is the total number yet reported in this vicinity. Last year Surry county had two cases and a case or two each sum mer is to be expected, according to county health officials. One Killed Instantly and Four Injured In Auto Wreck Saturday Crime Doesn't Pay ' Wmk, mm jsmS^^MW# That crime doesn't pay—regard less of sex—is proven by these two photographs which picture Mrs. B|argaret Waley, 19-year-old wife of Harmon' Waley, who waa given 45 years for his part In the recent Weyerhaeuser kidnapping, .and Wil liam Schweitzer, who must stand trial for the shooting of H. C. Dick inson, prominent New York attorney, following a drinking party at De troit. Mrs. Waley must stand trial tor her part in the Weyerhaeuser abduction. SPRINKLE IS HELD ON ASSAULT CHARGE Eldridge Finds Not Probable Cause As to Charge of Rape Tried before Magistrate I. A. Eld ridge Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in McNeer's warehouse, Otis Sprin kle, local man, charged with crimi nal assault upon Mrs. Lucienda Cox, was bound over to Surry criminal court on a charge of assault with intent to commit rape. Not proba ble cause was found as to the rape charge. Bond was set at $5,000. Unable to raise the amount. Sprinkle is in jail at Dobson. The alleged assault upon Mrs. Cox was said to have taken place on the afternoon of July 2 in her apartment over Cash & Carry Store No. 1. Sprinkle was arrested short ly aftes by Deputy Sheriff W. J. Snow and carried to Dobson where he was placed in jail without bene fit of bond to await last Friday's hearing. TRAPHILL MAN IS * HELD FOR MURDER WilHam Prultt Alleged to' Have Stab bed Mian to Death At Dance Near Bel Air, Md. William Prultt, formerly of the Traphill community, but who ajxmt a year ago moved to a comknunity near Bel, Air, Md., is held there on a charge of murder, it was learned from a newspaper published near the scene of the alleged crime. According to the newspaper story, Prultt is said to have fatally stabbed a man by name of Kelly Terry at a dance after Terry was said to have reproved him for an insulting re mark directed toward his wife, who refused him a dance. , The former Wilkes man, however, is said to have denied the charge and claims that he was" not near the scene of the crime. , V t . Junior Order to Hold Rally Friday Night A rally has been planned by local Council No. 96, Jr. O. U. A. M., for Friday night at 8 o'clock in the lo cal Junior Order hall, it was learned Monday* from K. L. Lovelace. Refreshments, special music, both string and vocal, and a number of speeches are cm tap. KLKIN | ■ I Gateway to Roaring \(W Gap and (he ff&e" Bine Ridge PUBLISHED WEEKLY MOUNT AIRY WOMAN IS VICTIM; YOUTH HAS BACK BROKEN Car, En Route to Elkin, Goes Over Fill Near City Limits TWO UNDER ARREST Their car going over an embank ment after failing to make a curve about five miles east of here on the Mount Airy highway Saturday af ternoon, Mrs. Maggie Cobbler, 52, of Mount Airy, was instantly killed, and Gaston Cobbler, her nephew, suffered a broken back. Three other passengers in the car, a roadster with small truck body, received painful lacerations and bruises which necessitated hospital treatment. They were: Pearl Cob bler, daughter of the dead woman; Jack Puckett, driver of the car, and Ora Taylor, a passenger, all of near Mount Airy. As an aftermath of the wreck, Jack Puckett is in jail at Dobson in default of $3,000 bond on a charge of manslaughter, and Ora Taylor is at liberty under S3OO bond on a charge of possession of liquor. The accident occurred around four o'clock in the afternoon. Accord ing to Dewey Chester, driver of a Jonas & Tipton transfer, of Lenoir, the ill-fated car met his truck just after he had rounded the curve go ing in the direction of Mlount Airy. Said to have been going at a fast rate of speed, it failed to make the turn and went down a small em bankment, turning over twice and spilling its occupants into a small branch. Chester told local police after the accident that a man he identified as Ora Taylor, pulled a half-gallon fruit jar containing liquor from the wreckage and hid it in the nearby cornfield. Officers later found the liquor. The injured were rushed to the local hospital, and the body of Mrs. Cobbler, the top of her head literal ly torn off, was taken to the local funeral parlor, from where a Mount Airy undertaking firm was notified to come for it. Examination of Gaston Cobbler disclosed his back to have been broken near the lower end of his spine, his legs being paralyzed. Tay lor suffered a severe scalp lacera tion, and Puckett and Pearl Cobbler received minor lacerations and bruises, Puckett spending the night at the hospital from where he was removed next morning to the Dob son jail. Taylor was arrested fol lowing first aid treatment, by Deputy Sheriff C. S. Poster and kept in cus tody until he arranged bail. Information from the hospital Wednesday was to the effect that Cobbler was resting comfortably and that he stood a good chance to re cover despite the serious nature of his injury. Funeral services for Mrs. Cobbler were held Monday afternoon from Woodville Baptist church, between Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain. In terment was in the church cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Markham and children left the latter part of the week for Red Oaks, Va., to visit rel atives. Mr. Maikham returned to Elkin Monday and Mrs. Markham and children remained for a longer vis'it. Stores Close Here Wednesday P. M. At One o'Clock The greater majority of Elkin stores and business firms and the postoffioe were closed Wednesday after 1 o'clock for the afternoon, a practice which will be observed each successive Wednesday after noon during the remainder of this month and va August. The stores agreed to close dur ing the two hot summer months so that their employees might have a half-day vacation each Drag sitni and cafes are not observing- the dsrtsg bs»i >; • .. • -

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