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The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, July 25, 1935, Image 1

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THE TRIBUNE HOLDS THE TROPHY CUP (SSSSS°'mS) AS THE BEST NEWSPAPER IN NORTH CAROLINA OUTSIDE THE DAILY FIELD Un i I ELKIN "The Bert Little Town tfSk' In North Carolina" VOL. No. XXIV, No. 37 SENATE PASSES AAA MEASURES TUESDAY BY VOTE OF 64-15 Bill Has Already Passed House; Safeguards Farm Program PRICE-FIXING OUT Washington, July 23.—The Agri cultural Adjustment Administration, headed for the same Supreme court test that doomed NRA, gained new strength today when the Senate passed a series of amendments, 64 to 15, designed to safeguard the new deal farm program. The amendments passed the House long ago. They now go to confer ence—another administration "must" bill well on its way to final enact ment. New dealers who drafted the amendments sought to interpret the Supreme Court's NRA ruling relat ing to delegation of congressional power so that the recovery agency's fanner twin would not meet the same fate. One of the changes they made took away the power of Sec retary of Agriculture Henry Agard Wallace to license food handlers. In the midst of the! Senate debate on the bill the Boston circuit court of appeals declared the AAA uncon stitutional. The Senate continued consideration, however, making dras tic changes in the House version. All price-fixing features were eliminated. A proposal to close the courts against suits for recovery of proc essing taxes, if they are declared illegal was rejected. The processor must prove, however, that he paid the tax himself and did not pass it on to consumers. The government may examine his books to make sure. PUCKETT RELEASED UNDER $750 BOND Surry Civil Court Ends Session At Dobson Thursday A habeas corpus hearing for Jack Puckett, charged with manslaughter in the death of Mrs. Maggie Cobbler, of Mount Airy, in an automobile accident'nsar here several weeks ago, enlivened the routine of Surry coun ty civil court last Thursday shortly before the session adjourned after the docket had been cleared. Puck ett was set at liberty under $750 bond pending trial at the next term of Surry criminal court. He had been in jail since the day of the accident, July 6, in default of $3,000 bond. A number of divorces were granted by the court and numerous Judg ments signed on £Be closing day. Bishop E. A. Pennick To Conduct Services Bishop Edwin A. Pennick, of Ral eigh, of the North Carolina diocese of the Episcopal church, will con duct services at the Galloway Memo rial church in this city Sunday af ternoon, July 28, at 3 o'clock. A cordial invitation is extended the public to attend. Cache of Arrowheads Found By Baltimore Girl Near Boonville Conclusive evidence that In dian* once roamed the hills and dales of liadkin county—lndians who believed in having an ample supply of arrow heads at all times—was attested the first of last week when a cache of arrow heads,, numbering 246, were found in a small hole on the farm of J. M. Brown, of Boonville, by Doro thy. Hellmig, a'granddaughter. The arrowheads, which are now on display at The Tribune office, thanks to the courtesy of Miss Hellmig, were discovered after a hard rain, in the bank of a drain age ditch. According to Fonzy Brown, the girl's uncle, the pointed stones had been placed there in an orderly manner. Miss Hellmig, whose home is in .Baltimore, Md., and who is visit ing her grandparents, first no ticed several of the arrow heads in the ditch. A closer »urvey dis closed the cache in the bank whefe the rain had washed away t&e dirt. The stones had been buried about two feet deep. THE ELKIN TRIBUNE "G-MAN" No More -V^Si W fA6 CHICAGO . . . Melvin H. Purvis (above), youthful "G-Man" of the U. S. Department of Justice who tracked the nation's master crimi nals, during the last 5 years, includ ing Dillinger, {5 now on vacation af ter resigning. It is reported he will establish his own detective business here. • I ATE NEWC from the State and Nation ENGLAND THREATENS TO RESIGN Paris, July 23.—Threats that Great Britain would quit the League of Nations if other mem bers allow Italy to war on Ethi opia were reported tonight as Leagule Secretary-General Joseph Avenol arrived from Geneva to put in motion machinery sum moning the council to special ses sion to intervene in East Africa. The British threat reportedly was used in diplomatic negotia tions between London and other capitals. It brought a distinct change in the French viewpoint, hitherto inclined to permit Pre mier Benito Mussolini to take whatever action he wished in Ethiopia. KARPIS MAY HEAD MID-WEST GANG Fairbury, Neb., July 23. —Alvin Karpis, public enemy No. 1 by virtue of survival, was believed leader of a trio of desperadoes who today fled through Kansas in a commandeered automobile after a gun battle here. Sole known survivor of the mur derous crew which shot it out with federal agents at the Little Bo hemia Lodge in Northern Wiscon sin, Karpis was sought in this sec tion after three men kidnaped Emil Ackman of Fairbury last week and questioned him about Jess Doyle, a Karpis henchman now in custody. HIGH POINT DOCTOR MAY FACE CHARGES High Point, July 2,3.—A High Point physician may face a charge of "inhuman treatment" of two patients, it was indicated here today when City Prosecuting At torney R. Parker Waynick called a meeting of officers and wit nesses for the considered ton of evidence in the case. The physician, whose name was not revealed, is alleged to have taken stitches in wounds of two patients, both Negroes, and then, when the patients refused to pay, to have placed them back upon the operating table and have tak en the stitches out. TO PURGE RELIEF ROLLS OF LOAFERS Washing-ton, July 23. Relief Administrator Harry L. Hopkins promised tonight to purge relief rolls of all "loafers" and supported the action of South Dakot» au thoriities who denied food to 25,- 000 men reported to have turned down work in the wheat fields. Officials said relief recipients in the Southewestern wheat belt who refused proffered Jobs in'the har vest will not be eligible for par ticipation in the $4,000,000,000 work-relief program. FILLING STATIONS GIVEN MORE TIME Raleigh, July 23.—Payment of the new state chain filling station tax may be made until August 15 without penalty, A. J. Maxwell, revenue commissioner, announced today. The new levy was voted by the last legislature and was to have gone into effect June 1, with pen alty for non-payment of the tax to begin July 1. ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1935 DEFINITE DATE IS NAMED FOR ELKIN FAIR; SEPT. 26-27 Premium List Expected To Be Published With in Two Weeks BIGGER ANP BETTER Dates for the Elkin Pair, Inc., have been definitely set for Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27, it was learned Wednesday from Miss Edith Neaves, secretary. Plans for this year's fair, which will be held as usual in McNeer's warehouse, are bigger and better than ever before, and all farmers of Wilkes, Yadkin and Surry counties are extended a cordial invitation to take part. Several changes have been made in this year's premium list, which will be published withn the next two weeks and placed in the hands of those intending to take part in the fair. Under rules and regulations in the forthcorrting fair premium list the following change has been made: Rule No. 3—"ln case of only one entry in one class, second premium only will be paid if it possesses high intrinsic merit." Stafe requrements state that the following ingredients should be can ned in pint Jars: okra, corn, butter beans, all kinds of peas pimiento and catsup. Nothing is eligible for prizes in cans over quart size. In displays of canning the following points will be judged: the uniform ity of the jars; arrangement and uniformity of contents; labels, nat ural color and consistency of liquid. Further information concerning the fair may be obtained from Miss Neaves. PRISON OFFICIALS ACQUITTED SUNDAY Were Charged With Mistreatment of Two Negro Prisoners Charlotte, July 21.—Three former convict camp officials were acquitted today by a jury in Mecklenburg Su perior court of mistreating two short term negro convicts whose feet had to be amputated after their im prisonment. Those acquitted were Dr. C. S. McLaughlin, former prison physi cian; R. C. Rape, a guard, charged with neglect of duty, and Capt. Henry C. Little, former camp super intendent, charged with assault with intent to kill. The jury returned its verdict this morning at 10 o'clock after having received the case Saturday after noon at 2 o'clock. The trial occu pied two weeks in a special sesssion of superior court before Judge Wil son Warlick. The state charged that the con victs, Woodrow Shropshire and Robert Barnes, were confined last winter in an unheated cell and that their feet froze, necessitating am putations. The defense, denying mistreat ment of the negroes, sought to show that the convicts themselves were responsible for the gangrenous con dition of their feet by wrapping rags and cords about their ankles, cur tailing the blood flow. IS CONSIDERING OFFER FHA POST Spradlin Appointed As sociate Director of FHA For State W. H. Spradlin, receiver for the Elkin National Bank, of this city, and banks in Winston-Salem and Statesville, has under cpnsideration his recent appointment as associate director of the federal housing ad ministration for North Carolina, it was learned Wednesday morning. The appointment was recently an nounced in Washington. Mr. Spradlin stated that the af fairs of the three banks of which he is receiver, especially those of Wins ton-Salem and Statesville, are about closed. Some little time will be re quired yet, however, to complete the work of closing out the affairs of the receivership here. While transplanting fish in tanks on ocean vessels they often become LOO cHs«lr Scenes at Public Utility Lobby Investigations JBT- i^Hpttf' WASHINGTON . . . There was plenty of action here as the House Rule Committee hearings and the special Senate Lobby Committee in vestigation got under way on lobby activities when the public utilities bill, with the "unnecessary" holding companies clause, was before the House. Top photo shows a general view 1 of the House committee hearings. Center Representative Sam Ray burn, (D. Tex.) and Senator Burton Wheeler, (D. Mont.) co-authors of the utilities bill, looking on at the House hear ings. Below, Chairman of a Public Utilities Committee of Executives which was formed to oppose the abolition clause. He gave evidence before the Senate Lobby Committee, thai more than $300,000 had been spent by the utility executives in an effort to defeat the provision. "Surprise Days" To Set New Precedent In Values For Friday And Saturday Elkin Merchants Co-operating In Merchandising Event That Will Bring Real Thrills To Those Who Take Advantage; Is Not "Pig In Poke" Idea; Stores Participat ing Are Listed In Story Below. A novel, Interesting manner of at tracting the public to values that have not heretofore been offered, is that incorporated in the plan of "Surprise Days" which will be held in Elkin on Friday and Saturday. In addition to outstanding values in seasonable merchandise, each firm taking part in the event will offer a "Surprise Value" for each of the two days. In each advertise ment appearing in The Tribune, participants in the event are offer ing many items at summer clear ance prices; and, as a special fea ture two or more items are des cribed but no price appears. Each merchant has pledged that he will surprise the public when the price is made known at the advertiser's place of business. Be sure that you read every advertisement, and note the surprise values offered. There will be many happy shop pers in Elkin on these two days. No one can afford to stay home, and everyone should pay the local stores an early visit, because supplies in many instances will be limited. As previously stated, each merchant has promised a surprise to the public, and if your neighbor tells you of buying a piece of high quality mer chandise for the trifling sum of a few pennies, just blame yourself for CYCLONE MACK DIES SUDDENLY JULY 22 Evangelist, Well-Known Here, Is Victim of Heart Attack Baxter P. (Cylcone Mack) Mc- Lendon, nationally known evangelist, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Bennettsville, S. C. Monday following his return from a mid-western state where he had just completed a series of revival ser vices. The evangelist was well-known here, having conducted a revival at McNeer's warehouse a few years ago, in which he made many friends. The day of his death he. appeared in perfect health, and shortly before the fatal attack was seen walking about the streets of Bennettsville greeting friends and acquaintances. He was 59 years old. not taking advantage of your op portunity. If your confidence in advertising assertions has been "shaky" in the past, "Surprise Days" will restore it in full, for there will be many surprises awaiting shoppers in Elkin on Friday and Saturday. But by all means, shop early, both days. Just to give you some idea of what may take place, it would not be surprising if a piano or organ was offered for $10.00; or a pair of ladies' hose of substantial quality for a price that would be unbelievable. It is not a question of cost or pro fit, but of attracting you to local stores for these two big shipping days, and the surprise values offered will surely do it. If you're not curious, Just stay at home and let your neighbors tell you what you missed. But this is one time when it will pay well to have enough curiosity to visit all the stores taking part in "Surprise Days." Firms co-operating in Surprise Value Days follow: Exchange Furn iture Co., Abernethy's, The Bank of Elkin, The Basketeria, Carolina Ice & Fuel Co., Eagle Furniture Co., Carl W. Steele, Hayes & Speas, McDan iel's Department Store, • Sydnor- Spainhour Co., Turner Drug Co., White Swan Laundry and J. C. Penney Co. The outfit with which Columbus discovered America cost SIO,OOO. Business Men Are Warned To Watch For Check Flashers Merchants and business > men who are called upon to cash checks are urged by local police to be very careful due to a number of worthless and forged checks which have been pawned off on merchants in this section during the past several weeks. The latest example of the check flasher's art came to light Satur day night when an unknown man bought gasoline at a filling: sta tion operated by Walter Wellborn, of West Elkin. He gave In pay ment a check for 912.0& made oat to A. G. Garland and signed Wil liam M. Allen. The check was a forgery. ELKIN Gateway to W&A Roaring Gap and the Blue Ridge PUBLISHED WEEKLY! YEGGS BREAK OPEN VAULT IN CHATHAM OFFICE; TAKE sl2 Failed to Gain Entrance to Small Safe; Pry Open Lock Boxes ENTER BY WINDOW Entering the office building of the Chatham Manufacturing company through a window, thieves sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning forced their way into the mill vault and looted two lock boxes of approximately sl2. An iron safe, located at the rear of the vault, resisted all efforts to enter it. According to local police, the door of the vault was forced when the thieves bored a hole through it and knocked off the lock, the lock being found inside. The lock boxes, on the order of safe deposit boxes in a bank, were forced open. Boxes entered contained the property of John Jones and J L. Lillard. Dixie Graham, chief of police, stated that he did not believe the robbery was committed by profes sional crooks inasmuch as the safe was not blown. The thieves left by way of the front door. Police have no clues as to their identity. 480 KILLED IN N. C. DURING SIX MONTHS Wrecks On Highways Claim 83 Victims For Month of June Raleigh, July 23.—North Carolina's automobile accident toll mounted to 480 killed and 2,895 injured in 2,262 accidents for the first six months of this year up to July 1, according to the figures released today by the motor vehicle bureau of the State Department of Revenue giving the automobile accident record for June, during which 83 persons were killed and 463 injured in 395 accidents. In May 75 persons were killed and 495 injured in 377 accidents. The total number of killed and injured for the first six months of this year as compared with the first six months of 1934, shows that 80 more persons were killed and 359 more persons injured in 421 more accidents. The automobile accident record for the entire twelve months of 1934 amounted to 986 killed and 6,273 in jured in 4,552 accidents. At the present rate of increase, the number of killed for the entire year 1935 will exceed 1,000 and the number of* in jured mount at least to 7,000. It was this steady increase in au tomobile accidents, especially in the number of killed and injured, which prompted the 1935 General Assem bly to enact a state-wide drivers' li cense law and also to increase the size of the state highway patrol from 57 to 121 men. The enlarged high way patrol, with 103 new motor cycles and 40 specially built Ford jv-8 roadsters, all to be equipped with short-wave receiving sets, will [ take to the road soon after August 1 3, certainly by August 15, Captain | Charles D. Parmer said today. HOSPITAL HOST TO DOCTORS AND CLUB Entertain Kiwanians, Physicians and Den tists At Supper Medical doctors and dentists from Elkin and towns surrounding Elkin, and the Elkin Kiwanis club were guests of Hugh Chatham Memorial hospital at a supper served on the hospital grounds Friday night. A delicious supper was served and a highly enjoyable time was had by all present. In addtion to local physicians and dentists attending were the follow ing guests: Dr. W. M. Stone, of Dobson: Dr. W. O. Leak, of East Bend; Dr. L. 8. Hall, of Yadkinville; Dv. B. H. Harding, of Hampton vilte; Dr. T. W. Shore, of Boonville. F. J. McManus, traveling auditor of the Sinclair Refining company, was present as the guest of Kiwan ian H. P. Graham. Oysters are not the only source of pearls. They are sometimes found floating In the milk of cocoanuts.

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