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THE TRIBUNE HOLDS THE TROPHY CUP («co r " d AS THE BEST NEWSPAPER IN NORTH CAROLINA OUTSIDE THE DAILY FIELD ELXIN "The Best Little Town In North -- Carolina" VOL. No. XXIV, No. 38 WORD TO START ON PARKWAY EXPECTED TO BE GIVEN SOON North Carolina High way Head and Ickes Hold Conference 242 MILES IN STATE Washington, July 30.—Long de layed construction of the parkway between the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Shenandoah National Park is expected to beCoaie a reality tomorrow when Charles Ross, general counsel of the North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission, will confer with Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes. Mr. Ross, who has with him a guaranty deed from the state of North Carolina for the first 12 miles of the parkway from the Virginia line to Roaring Gap, will be' accom panied at the conference by Sen ators Bailey and Reynolds and Rep resentatives Dough ton and Weaver. In addition to the deed, in which the state absolutely guarantees a clear title to the right of way, Ross has been authorized to enter into an agreement to make available and keep available a sufficient sum to indemnify the government for any loss it might sustain. Because of the pendency of a case in the United States Supreme Court in which the right of the state of Virginia to condemn land for trans fer to the federal government is questioned, the government has so far refused to proceed without in dividual titles to the various tracts making up the right of way, which varies from 200 to 1,500 feet in width, averaging 800 feet. Strong intimations have been given that the course now worked out will be satisfactory and that the entire matter will be closed tomor row. This will set a precedent which will result in quick action on the en tire 242 miles of the parkway lying in North Carolina, of which only 158 miles must be condemned, as the other runs through land already owned by the government. Condem nation proceedings have alreadv been instituted on the 12.4 miles of the first link and under an act passed by the 1935 General Assembly with this situation in mind, title has al ready vested in the state and the transfer to the federal government is specifically authorized. SURRY BAPTISTS TO MEET AUG. 2 To Convene With First Baptist Church of Mount Airy The annual Surry Baptist associa tion will convene with the First Bap tist church in Mount Airy August 2, at 9:30 a. m., for a two-day ses sion. W. L. Reece, Moderator of the association, will preside over the meeting which will feature an inter esting and varied study of denomi national work. The speakers will in clude several prominent churchmen in the denomination, both of the county and state. The first session will adjourn for dinner at 12:30 and will reconvene at 1:30 for the after noon session which will last until 5 o'clock. The evening session will be gin at 8 o'clock. Saturday's session will convene at 9:30 a. m., and adjourn at 12:15 for the noon recess and reconvene at 1:30. The meeting will close at 4 p. m. Among the local people who will appear on the program are Rev. Eph Whisenhunt, pastor of the First Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. James and L. F. Walker. J. Sam Gentry to Head Bryan School J. Sam Gentry, of Elkin and Doughton, has been elected principal of Bryan consolidated school at Mountain Park. Mr. Gentry Is well qualified for the position. He is an honor graduate of the University of North Carolina, and a member of the Phi Betta Kappa, national hon orary scholastic fraternity and dUT ing his training at the University he majored in public education. Last year Mr. Gentry taught history and directed athletics in the Dobson school. The remainder of the facul ty for Bryan school has not been t announced. THE ELKIN TRIBUNE Speaks for Ethiopia NEW YORK . . . John, W. Shaw of New York (above), has been ramed Ethiopia's Consul-General and that country's only diplomatic representative in the U. S. Mr. Shaw is in the importing business here. I ATE NEWC from the State and Nation PEACE IS STAKE OF CONFERENCE Geneva, July 30.— With peace in Africa and possibly the future of the League of Nations at stake, statesmen of many nations gath ered tonight for tomorrow's ex traordinary session of the League cf Nations council. Preparations for efforts here to settle peacefully the Italo-Ethio pian quairrel contrasted sharply with apparent preparations for war. Italy sent more troops to join the tens of thousands already massed on the Eritrean plateau, while Ethiopia's field army, 10,- 000 strong, marched away from Addis Ababa, reportedly en route to the front. League officials said conflict al most was sure to develop around the council table. BROADCAST ALARM FOR A. G. E. HEAD Washington, .July 30.—Senate lobby investigators today broad cast a general alarm for Howard -C. Hopson, millionaire mainspring of the vast Associated Gas and Electric system, and threatened to flood the country with subpoenaes commanding his appearance. New testimony meanwhile re vealed the missing witness holds virtually dictatorial power over the A. G. E., structure, extending downward through a bewildering maze of sub-holding companies to others which supply electricity, gas and water to 2,000 communi ties. AGENTS SEIZE 5,500 GALLONS WINE Golds boro, July 30.—Federal agents today seized 5,500 gallons of homemade wine from L. B. Dail farmer of the Mount Olive com munity, but returned it to him when he convinced them that he had made unsuccessful efforts to obtain the required government permit. A charge of manufacturing wine without a federal permit was ten tatively prepared, but was drop ped. Officers said a government gauger would be sent here to de termine the tax owed by DaiL DEPLORES TWO "HORRIBLE CRIMES" Raleigh, July 30.—Declaring "two horrible crimes have been committed in Franklin county to day," Governor Ehringhaus of fered the "fullest co-operation and assistance" of the state to prose cuting officials of the seventh ju dicial district of North Carolina "to do all possible to bring to trial the responsible parties" for the lynching near Louisburg of Go van Ward, 25-year-old negTO, who decapitated Charles G. Stokes, a 60-year-old white farmer. RECOVER BODY OF GIRL Fayettevllle, July 30.—Searchers this morning recovered the body of Miss Ella May Panther, 18, w Gastonia, who was drowned in Rockfisb creek, near here, yester day afternoon while swimming with a party of friends. Coroner W. C. Davis considered am inquest unnecessary. The body is in an undertaking home here pending funeral arrangements which were incomplete tonight. ELKIN, N. C„ THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1935 GOVERNOR OFFERS S2OO REWARD FOR LYNCHERS ARREST Mob Hangs Negro Who Ran Amuck and Killed Prominent Farmer FKAJNKLIN COUNTY Louisburg, July 30.—A judicial in vestigation will be conducted here at 10 o'clock Thursday morning into the lynching near here today by an infuriated mob of Govaii (Sweat) amuck ta decapitate a prominent farmer with an axe, assault two other persons, and stage several fist fights with officers. Ward killed Charles G. Stokes, 60; assaulted Spurgeon Askew, a youth; and his his own sister, Rowena Ker ney, twice on the head with an iron rod during his outbreak. He was taken by the mpb from Sheriff J. T. Moore and two depu ties as he was spirited away due to high feeling. Ward was hanged to a scrub oak tree at a cross-roads about 10 miles north east of Louisburg, near a tiny resort called Lakeview. Solicitor William Y. Bickett, of Raleigh, came here immediately aft er hearing of the lynching td make an investigation, and tonight he announced a judicial inquiry would be opened Thursday morning. More than a score of witnesses have al ready been summoned to appear, he said. In Raleigh, Governor Ehringhaus said he would assign a Superior court judge to conduct the inquiry, and would formally post the usual reward, S2OO, for capture of the lynchers, tomorrow morning. CONSIDER DEBTS OF FARMERS AT MEET 17 Official Distress Cases Before Adjust ment Committee The Surry County Farm Debt Ad justment Committee held its regular semi-annual meeting Tuesday after noon in the Court House at Dobson at which time 17 financially dis tressed farm debt cases were con sidered by the committee. The ma jority of these cases are expected to be settled very soon. All financially distressed farmers of Surry county are urged to file their applications with this com mittee and avail themselves of this free and comparatively easy method of solving their financial problems. The members of the Surry County Farm Debt Adjustment Committee, as appointed by Governor J. C. B. Ehringhaus, are: R. C. Lewellyn, of Dobson, chairman; and the follow ing members: Albert Bunker, Mount Airy; F. W. Graham, of Elkin; C. E. Hiatt, of Pilot Mountain; and I. F. Armfield, of Low Gap. Paul D. Mel ton, of Dobson, serves as acting sec retary for the Surry County Com mittee. For stealing a jar containing 500 pennies Fred Miller, of Parkersburg, W. Va., has been sentenced to serve ten years in prison. Story of the U. S. Constitution Is Starting This Issue Starting in this issue of THE TRIBUNE, readers who are inter ested In the affairs of govern ment and in the details and un derlying principles of the founda tion of all government aikd laws in the United States, will have an opportunity to read in serial form salient facts about the national constitution in "The Story of the Constitution," starting in this is sue of The Tribune. Right now, with the constitu tion having been in the headlines of the nation's newspapers for the past several weeks, in connection with the NRA surpreme court de cision and other decisions of the high court as to the constitution ality of various laws enacted by CongTess. is a good time for the average citizen, to familiarise him or herself with the provisions of this famous old document, the bedrock of our national govern mental system. Don't fall to read the first in stallment of this educational se ries of articles. / . I New U. S. Dreadnaught of the Air mm jjj^Hl^§^sMH^fi|fi| SEATTLE . . . The largest air bomber ever built in the United States, powered by four 700 h.p. motors with a speed of 200 miles per hour, has been tuned up here for maiden test trials which include a flight over the summit of Mt. Rainier for altitude ability. COACH HOOD NOT TO RETURN HERE Popular High School Coach Accepts Better Job At Sanford A. C. Hood, one of the most popu lar athletic coaches in the history of the local school, and who turned out three good football teams here from a standing start, will not re turn to Elkin when school opens this fall, although re-elected by the local school board this spring. In a letter received Tuesday from •Coach Hood, it was learned that he had been elected to a better position at Sanford high school where he will have charge of the athletic pro gram. The Sanford school has both an athletic field and a gymnasium. Mr Hood's many friends here— especially the boys of the local school with whom he was very popu lar—will learn with regret that he will not return to his old job, but will be glad to learn that he has ob tained a better position. It is un derstood that he was awarded his new post over a junior college coach and several outstanding high school coaches. MAGUIRE TO OPPOSE HANCOCK FOR HOUSE Discloses Ambition for Seat In Congress To Raleigh Bureau S. O. Maguire, of Elkin, will oppose Congressman Frank W. Hancock in 1936 provided his party will give him the nomination, it was learned Sat urday from a news dispatch bearing a Raleigh date line. Mr. Maguire, in telling a Raleigh news bureau of his plans, stated he is going to run on a dry ticket. "I would not accept the office if I had to get it by running on the wet ticket," he is quoted as saying. Mr. Maguire, a former representa tive in the state legislature, helped put through the road legislation in 1921 and would have introduced a bill for $100,000,000 in the 1921 as sembly, the Raleigh bureau reports. According to this same source, the Elkin man is expected to issue a statement within the near future. Six Escape Injury When Car Overturns Forced off the by the glarihg lights of an approaching au tomobile • Sunday night in Virginia, the automobile operated by Andrew Greenwood, of this city, and con taining five other local people, turned over, damaging the body of the car to some extent but failing to injure 'its occupants other than slight minor lacerations and bruises. Forcing their way from the over turned car, which came to rest bot tom-side-up, the party turned it back upon its wheels and drove it on to Elkin. "Your Honor, the woman is dance mad and cares nothing fur home." testified Fred L. Marsh of Chicago In hi,3 divorce suit. Six Cases of Fever In County; One Has Resulted Fatally There are three cases of para typhoid fever in the Pine Ridge section of Surry county; two c»es of paratyphoid near Siloam; one case near Elkin, and there has been one death near Elkin from typhoid fever within the past few weeks, it was learned from Dr. J. Allen Whitaker, Surry county health officer. The person who died of typhoid was over 70 years of age. Urging that everyone avail themselves of the free typhoid vaccination now being given in clinics throughout the county, Dr. Whitaker pointed out that of the cases mentioned above, none had ever been vaccinated. SIX CONVICTS MAKE BREAK FROM PRISON Surry Prison Camp Is Scene; All But One- Are Captured Six Negro convicts, the majority of them lOng termers, escaped from the Surry county prison camp, near Dobson, Monday afternoon. Five had been captured Wednesday. Those in the break were N. G. Scott, Garland Walker, Booker T. Williams, Herman Leach, James Alexander and Billy Clark. Clark is the only one now at liberty. The break occurred Monday af ternoon after the six had pleaded illness and remained in their prison block. While guards were busy about various duties at the camp, a chain holding the door of the block was filed in two and the dash for liberty begun. One of the escapers was captured by guards near the camp a few hours later, and the other four were tak en some time later. John D. Berry Passes In Raleigh July 25th Friends of the family here will re gret to know of the sudden death of John D. Berry at his home in Raleigh Thursday of last week. Mr. Berry had long been prominent in religious and fraternal circles throughout the state. He also served as reading clerk in the house of rep resentatives in 1929. Mr. Berry is survived by his wife, the former Miss Martha Lavora. Bray, of this city, and two children. Negroes To Present Sacred Song Program Sunday-evening at the close of the regular service at the First Baptist church in this city, a group of Ne groes from Huntsville will present a program of sacred songs in the church auditorium. A silver Offer ing will be taken at the conclusion of the program, the proceeds . of which will be used in erecting, a Baptist church in Hunteville. The public is cordially invited to attend ELJUN - Gateway to Roaring Gap and the Blue Ridge PUBLISHED WEEKLY LOCAL CLUB HOLDS MEETING IN HONOR DEPARTING MEMBERS Dr. Johnson and Walter R. Schaff Presented With Gifts PAY HIGH TRIBUTE A meeting of the Elkin Kiwanis club, designated as ladies' night, was held Tuesday evening at the new school playground in honor of Df. H. L. Johnson and Walter R. Schaff, two members of the club who are soon departing to other fields. A wrist watch was presented Dr. Johnson, and a traveling bag was presented Mr. Schaff on the part of the club and other citizens of the town, as tokens of the esteem in which they are held. The watch was presented by Dr. M. A. Royall, and the traveling bag by Rev. Er nest W. Pox. Mrs. C. H. Brewer, president of the Elkin Woman's club, in a few well chosen words, expressed regret that Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Schaff a-e leaving the city and told of the ..valuable work they have rendered as members of the various ladies' or ganizations of the city. In presenting Dr. Johnson with the watch, Dr. Royall spoke of him as "the man," "the surgeon," and as "my friend," paying glowing tribute. He spoke of him as "al ways kind, courteous and helpful— an ethical gentleman who has raised the standards of medical ethics (Continued On Last Page) MRS. W. R. WARREN CLAIMED BY DEATH Funeral Services Held Wednesday Morning At Jonesville Mrs. Ressie Spivey Warren, 36, died in the local hospital Monday night following an operation and an acute illness of only two days. The deceased was a native of the Siloam community of Surry county and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen, Spivey. For the past ten years she has made her home in Jonesville, where she had a host of friends. She is survived by her husband, William R. Warren and four daugh ters, Margaret, Catherine, Mary and Dorothy Warren, and two sis ters, Mrs. Morgan Creed, Mount Airy and Mrs. John Branch, Dobson. Funeral services were held Wed nesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Jonesville Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member and the remains were conveyed to Siloam where interment was in the family plot in the cemetery there. The last rites were in charge of Rev. J. M. Green, pastor of the Jones ville Methodist church, assisted by Rev. D. O. Reece. TO BEGIN REVIVAL AT ZION AUG. 18 Non-Resident Members Asked to Aid In Clean up of Cemetery All non-resident members of Zion Baptist church are requested to mast j with the other members of the | church Friday, for the purpose of cleaning off the cemetery and the church grounds. This is an annual event requiring a day or more of hard work tor the few who have heretofore come to help, for the cemetery is one of the largest rural cemeteries to be found in this section of the state. Also the ladies are planning to clean the church house and the new Sunday school rooms in preparation for the annual revival meeting which is to begin on the 3rd Sunday in August. Anyone who cannot come to help with the work of cleaning the church and giounds but would like to help with the work in a financial way, will have the opportunity to do so. They may send the funds to any of the regular officers of the church with the request that it be used for that pmrpoee. I. o. Reed is the treasurer of the church and Clay Myers is chairman of the grave yard committee.