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The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, March 18, 1937, Image 1

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| "The Best Little Town J In North Carolina" VOL. No. XXVI. No. 18 NEWS OP THE DAY As Told In PICTURES Labor Peacemaker rSBmm j PITTSBURGH, Pa. . . . Mrs. Myron Taylor, wife of the chair man of the U. S. Steel Corpora tion, is credited with paving the way for negotiations which led to an agreecent between the steel corporation and C. I. O. Sky Writer SAN FBANCIsOO . . . "Smok ey" Poison has been flying 25 years and sky-writing the last ten years. He gets 950 to SIOO a word, making him the biggest paid writer. "Sure. I misspell words. But I get paid just the same." Young Angler f 1 I ' i jjStSML I. CATALINA. Caltf. . . . Little Charles Thompson Is wondering if Jonah might have been swal lowed by this 17-Ib. rock cod. Usually they run around one-half to two pounds in weight, but Charles' fish is nearly as big as he is. No Gamblin' ,. - ":'v>*^^g j>.V ~ -IP ■ PORTOLA, Calif. . , , No more gambling In Hazurtown, Dry Gulch and other famous gold dig gings in the California mountains, ordered State Attorney Barnhart. " Taint gambiin'." retort e this m-thats. "Just a ooeteMo poker srs-rne." SENATE IN FAVOR INCREASING LEVY FOR AUTO PLATES WooJd Raise Passenger Car Rate to 35 Cents BOOST TRUCK SCHEDULE Measure Would Bring in More Than $300,000 More Reve nue, It Is Estimated AMENDMENT OFFERED Raleigh, March, 16.—The state senate by an overwhelming vote sustained in its daylight session the action of Senator Sparger's road committee in raisin? the tax on passenger vehicles from 30 to 35 cents per hundredweight and increasing the schedutss on the heavier classes of trucks: defeat ed the Sanders amendment which would have put a tax on commer cial haulers In addition to their regular license plate tax by a vote of 41-4, and passed the bill as amended on its second reading by a vote of 46-0. It will go on its third reading tomorrow. The senate went into a night session at 8 o'clock straining at a sine die adjourhment by Satur day, but Lieut. Governor Horton indicated today that he doesn't think that the end can come be fore next Tuesday. As it passed the senate the mo tor vehicle tax bill will bring in more than $300,000 more revenue than as it came from the house it was estimated by Senator Spar ger. The gain made in increasing the rates on passenger vehicles and heavier trucks is partially overcome by loss from striking cat the section which treated com mercial haulers under a separate tax schedule which was included in the original bill and which was approved by the house. Senator Sanders, who offered the amendment to re-instate the section on commercial haulers which would have included con cerns which did their own ship ping and delivering said that he could see little difference In this kind of hauling as far as use of the roads is concerned and the kind of hauling done by contract and franchise shippers. Immediately coming to bat on the other side were Senators Se park, Ingram and Ballentine, who pointed out that this kind of shipping was occasional and de served more consideration than that done by trucks run some times 24 hours a day. FIFTH HIGHEST IN ILLITERACY Fifth District Ranks Highest Among N. C. Congres sional Districts SURRY 11.7 PER CENT (By PAUL MAY) Washington, D. C., March 17. The fifth congressional district ranks sixth highest among North Carolina districts in percentage of illiteracy, and Surry county is fifth highest !h illiteracy among the seven counties of the district, according to figures prepared by the education division of the Works Progress Administration. For the fifth district, the illit eracy percentage is given as 11.7, almost three times as much as the national average of 4.3. The number of illiterates in the fifth district is reported as 22.649. The state's most illiterate congres sional district, the second, has 30,963 illiterates, 15.3 per cent of its 'total population. Surry county's illiteracy total is given as 3,323, or 11.7 per cent. Percentages of illiteracy for other counties in the fifth district are reported as follows: Caswell, 15.2; Forsyth, 7.7: Granville, 13.2; Per son, 15.2; Rockingham, 9.1; and Stokes, 13.2. North Carolina ranks seventh among the states in percentage of illiteracy and -only New York, Texas, Alabama and Pennsyl vania report a greater number. While the percentage of illiteracy for all classes decrease from 13.1 per cent in 1920 to 10 per cent in 1930, seven counties showed an increase for this period. Native white illiteracy is near ly four times the national aver age and only Kentucky has a greater number of illiterates in this class. Negro illiteracy show? a decrease from 24.6 per cent in 1920 to 20.6 per cent in 1930. In dian illiterates number 3,316 or 29.8 per cent, most of which are to Robeson County. 80-Year-Old Constable .AS 1H QUINCY, Mass. . . , Miss M. Lizzie Furnald, 80 years old, has been the constable of Quincy for the past 11 years. She never appears! in public-without her silver badge of office concealed under the lapel ot her coat. She carries no gun, but has five of them in her home, and knows how to use them too. She believes the tmnger generation, spends too much time smoking cigarettes and not enough time read ing the Bible and sewing. DEATH CLOSES BUTNER CAREER Major-General Henry W. But ner Is Laid to Rest in Arlington Cemetery WAS NATIVE OF SURRY The last chapter in the notable army career of Major-General Henry w. Butner, 61, a native of Pinnacle, N. C., was enacted Mon day, when his body was laid to rest in Arlington National ceme tery. The distinguished North Carolinian was buried with full military honors. General Butner, who was re cently relieved as commanding officer of the Panama Canal de partment, died Saturday at Wal ter Reed Hospital, Washington, following a brief illness from a heart disorder. Born in Pinnacle in 1875, Gen eral Butner was appointed to West Point Military Academy in June, 1894, and was a member ol the class that graduated ahead of schedule in April, 1898, at the outset of the Spanish-American war. He had risen to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel by the out break of the World War and was temporarily a brigadier-general during the war, and was promoted to rank of Major-General last February. For his World War service he received the Distin guished 3ervlce Medal, the Silver Star citation and the French Croix de Guerre with palm. He was a son of the late F. A. and Sarah Wolfe Butner of Pin nacle, Surry county. He is sur vived by one sister, Mrs. J,. S. At kinson, of this city, and two brothers, A. L. Butner, of Win ston-Salem, and M. F. Butner of Pinebluff, N. C. There are also four nephews and six nieces. Mrs. Atkinson, accompanied by her daughters, Miss Anna Atkin son, of Chapel Hill, Miss Ruth Atkinson of Marion, and Miss Sarah Atkinson, a student at N. C. C. W., Greensboro, and her sons .Richard and Sam, attended the funeral services. HALE QUITS SURRY HEALTH POSITION County Sanitary Inspector Takes Up Similar Work In Leaksville TO CHOOSE SUCCESSOR E. P. Hale, Surry county sani tary inspector for the past four years has resigned his position with the county health depart ment in order to take up similar work in Leaksville. He left for his new Job the past week-end. During the past four years Mr. Hale has done an excellent job to improvement of sarfttary fa cilities throughout the county. His work in Leaksville will be along the same lines but he will not be connected with the state board of health as he has been in Surry, being employed by the town of Leaksville and the Marshall Field manufacturing interest. A successor to Mr. Hale is ex pected to be named soon. He will be chosen from a list submitted by the state board of health and musfcfce a graduate cf an accred ited health school. ~■——.■? ll ■ ■ ■ - . , ELKIN. N. C„ THURSDAY. MARCH 18, 1937 NUMBER OF SURRY BILLS INTRODUCED Presented in Legislature By Newt Martin, Surry Coun ty Representative PROVIDE CHIEF DEPUTY A bill of importance fconcerning ! Surry county which has been in troduced in the state legislature by Newt Martin, Surry represen tative, concerns a change in method of caring for county pris oners, and provides for the ap pointment of the jailor by the county commissioners instead of by the sheriff's office, it has been learned. Under the bill, the sheriff is al lowed an additional appropriation of $1,200 annually to provide for a full time chief deputy, a posi tion done away with when duties of the sheriff and tax collector were divided. Civil terms of court in March and December were provided for in another bill introduced by Rep resentative Martin at the request of the Surry County Bar associa tion. Several other bills of inter est to Surry have also been intro duced and passed. RECEIVERSHIP TO ENDNEXTTUESDAY Creditors of Elkin National Bank Urged to Call for Dividend Checks Now BACK TO WASHINGTON A special wire from Washing ton, D. C., to John D. Biggs, re ceiver of the Elkin National Bank here, stated Monday that the re ceivership must be closed out by next Tuesday, March 23, instead of March 31 as was first reported. Due to this fact, creditors of the bank are urged to call at once— and not later than next Tuesday —for dividend checks which have been available since the first of last week when a final dividend was announced. Those who fail to call for their checks until after the receivership is closed out will be forced to secure them from the treasury department at Washing ton, as all unclaimed checks will be returned there. It was also pointed out- that those who have failed to call for checks representing payment on past dividends will also have to secure them from Washington if they fail to call at the bank be fore March 23. KIWANIANS HEAR TALK BY SERGEANT LENTZ Meeting in regular weekly ses sion Thursday evening fn the Ki wanis Room at Hotel Elkin, mem bers of the Elkin Kiwanis Club enjoyed a highly interesting and entertaining talk by Sergt, W. B. Lentz of North Wilkesboro, of the state highway patrol, on "Acci dent Prevention." Kiwanian Hugh Royall was in charge' of the pro gram. Dr. Seth M. Beale gave several selectons on the harmon ica. Guests of the club were Sergt. Lentz and Mrs. Lentz, and J. Sam Gentry of Mountain Park, the latter the gue*S of Kiwanian J. Mark McAdaas and Dr. Seth IATENEWC from the State and Nation CHARGES DENTIST PLANNED MURDER Charlottesville, Va., March 16. Commonwealth's Attor ney W. O. Fife charged in a bill of particulars filed today in Albemarle circuit court that Dr. R. G. Miller, Charlottesville dentist, administered chloro form with intent to cause the death of 17-year-old Cleo Sprouse, whose body was found on the edge of the University of Virginia campus March 2. Dr. Miller indicted last week by a special grand Jury on charges of murder in connec tion with the girl's death, Is being held in the Henrico Jail ( at Richmond pending trial. SIMMONS BACKING COURT PLAN Raleigh, March 16. For mer Senator F. M. Simmons is backing President Roosevelt in his advocacy of judicial changes in the United States Supreme court and in the in ferior federal courts. Today declaring himself wholly in accordance with the President, Mr. Simmons said he does not wish to amplify the statement with any reasons for the faith that Is in him. His absolute belief in the Roosevelt program was assert ed in the most categorical terms and beyond that state ment he would make no more. BRITISH STATESMAN DIES UNEXPECTEDLY London, March 16. Sir Austen Chamberlain, famous statesman son of a famous statesman and "father of the now torn Locarno treaty, died tonight unexpectedly of a heart attack in his west end London home. He was 73 years old. / Dean of the conserative eld er statesmen in the house of commons, he was chancellor of the exchequer twice, secre tary of state for foreign af fairs, and secretary of state for India as well as a member of the war cabinet. BLUE MOLD PLAYING HAVOC Raleigh, March 16. J. P. Quinerly, Columbus county farm agent, said here today blue mold disease was "playing havoc" with tobacco plants in his section. "We had our first reports of the disease on March 10 and since that time it has spread ' rapidly," he told agricultural experts at State college. "The disease seems to be more virul ent than last season and the the affected plants look now, I doubt that they can grow out of it" SIX DEAD IN PARIS RIOT Paris. March 11.—Officials of Beaujon hospital early to day announced six persons were dead and more than 150 injured in violent rioting last night between communists and rightists in Cllchy, industrial suburb of Paris. Ten others were near death, said officials of the hospital, where 78 wounded had been received in addition to scores given first aid for lighter in juries by bullets and missiles. GLEE CLUB IS TO PRESENT CONCERT The Greensboro College Glee Club will present a concert Fri day afternoon, March 19, at four o'clock in the elementary school auditorium. The club will be pre sented under the direction of Walter Vassar, head of the voice department of the college. This is a rare opportunity to hear this group, which has been received favorably throughout the state, and the public is extended a cordial invitation to attend the concert. An optimist is the man who thinks he will spend a quiet even ing at home by helping the chil dren with their lessons. Now that office buildings are being built without windows, the employes must do their peeping now through transoms. A floating church has been built In South America. There's nnthjng like fighting hell with water. • ' •• - ' Million Heir fill WmHmi ■.'■■ ' Mmmm I ■ ilf BOSTON , . . Andrew Auld, 48- year-old shipyard worker here believes he may be able to estab lish claim to a $20,000,000 estate left by a 19th century relative in Aberdeen, Scotland. Mr. Auk} is very busy studying his family tree. ASK HOMESTEAD TAX EXEMPTION Members of Committee Who Sponsored Amendments to Constitution Wire Hoey ALSO TO SENATORS Raleigh, March 16.—Members of thfe committe which sponsored four "tax reform" amendments to the constitution,-approved at the last general election, asked sena tors today for a "reasonable" tax exemption for homesteaders. A telegram sent to Governor Hoey and all members of the sen ate said: "Having urged voters to sup [ port all four tax reform amend ments adopted last November, we naturally feel some responsibility for results and since four liberal exemptions have already been voted on intangibles we respect fully urge the fairest and most equitable corresponding treatment of homesteaders. Homesteads burdened with mortgage debt es pecially deserve your serious con sideration.' Under the revenue machinery bill recently passed by the house and pending in the senate, home steads would be exempt from tax ation. Sponsors of the homestead amendment have asked for a S9OO exemption. SPANISH PLANES DROP 760 BOMBS Heavy Losses Are Believed Suffered by Insurgents in Mass Offensive REBEL AIRSHIPS ACTIVE Madrid, March 16.—Fifty gov ernment planes, in a mass offen fensiVe against insurgent held Brihuega, dropped 760 bombs in a daring aerial battle today, Mad rid defence officials announced. Five insurgent planes were shot down and one government plane' crashed in the battle over the sector 44 miles northeast of Mad rid. Insurgent ground losses in the Brihuega area were said to have been heavy. Government reports said Mad rid's planes dropped 100 bombs and fired 5,000 machine gun bul lets at insurgent positions near Ledanga and Almadrones, north east of Guadalajara. Insurgent raiding planes bomb ed Alcala de Henares, 20 miles northeast of Madrid, Guadalajara and even Madrid itself. In a dog tight at Alcala de Henares. two insurgent ships which were shot down were found to be of Italian manufacture, the Madrid defense command said. At CanUlejas, five miles north of Madrid, 10 persons were re ported killed and 36 injured by insurgent bombs. i ■ , i ARE TO HQLD SPECIAL / SERVICES AT CHURCH Special services will be held at) the Methodist church each day during Holy Week. The general theme of meetings, which will be held each evening at 7:30 will be "What Is There in Religion." The services will be in charge of the pastor, Rev. Wm. A. Jenkins. The final service will be at the regular hour of worship Easter Sunday morning. i A cordial invitation is extend ed the public to attend these ser-, vices. j It's beginning to look tike old tiroes. PTjile are being- warned to look out for various flim flam Gateway to Roaring Gap and the Blue Ridge PUBLISHED WEEKLY WORK PROGRESSING m THE PLANS FOR ELKIN POSTOFFICE Are Now About Fprty Per Cent Complete TO BE ONE-STORY BLDG. Estimated Both Plans and Specifications to Be Ready In Two Months x IS TO COST $65,000,00 By PAUL MAY (Tribune Washington Bureau) Washington, D. C.. Marcft 10.— Plans for the new Elkin postof fice are forty per cent complete, and officials of the Treasury De partment's procurement division hope to have the project ready for the market within two months it was learned today. The building| be one-story and basement, with a brick ex terior in a variety of shades. Me chanical and structural plans are keeping pace with architectural plans. As'soon as plans for the project are completed, it will en ter the specifications stage, in which the kinds and qualities of materials to be used in construc tion will be listed. It Is estimated that both plans and specifications can be finish ed within two months. The pro curement division is rushing all its projects In the hope of having many of them under construction by spring. The limit of time for construc tion of the Elkin job will prob ably be set at 270 days, though actual construction may ,take a little longer than this. The limit of cost for the building, $65,000. guarantees that an average of about thirty men will be employ ed during the construction period. When construction is at its peak, there will be more workmen em ployed. All workers will be select ed locally, from union organiza tions of Elkln or the United States employment office of Sur ry County. SCHOOL FACULTY REELECTED HERE Town School Board Lets Con tract for Shrubbery and For Cement Driveways EXCELLENT PROGRESS At a meeting of the school board, composed of J. G. Aber nethy, chairman, C. A. McNeill, F. M. Norman, David Brendle and W. C. Cox, Wednesday evening, the entire faculty of the city schools was reelected for next year. Other items of importance transacted at the meeting was letting the contract for shrubbery to be placed on the grounds at the new high school building and for cement walks and driveways on the school grounds. Excellent progress has been made during the past year in the schools and the average attend ance has been exceedingly good. With the high school students housed in the new building, re lieving the crowded condition of the past few years, work has shown a marked improvement. Chicago, March 14. The American Bar association, analyz ing the 16,132 to 2,563 vote of its members against "an increase in the number of Justices of the Su preme court," reported today the plan • was disapproved in eveny state, the District of Columbia and the territories. KsregH! EFFICIENCY EXPERTS M*M CALLED MEDDLERS JUST A FEW YEARS HQQ. 1 ■' . ' :■

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