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Wilkes Man Is Freed
of Burehette Murder
Verdict of Not Guilty Is Returned by Jury in Action
Charging George Byrd With Killing of S. M. Burehette
in Ferguson Community on November H
North Wilkesboro, March 16—
George Byrd was acquitted of the
charge of murder of S. M. Bur
ehette at Ferguson November 11
this afternoon in Wilkes Superior
court when the jury said "not
guilty" after two hours and 40
The trial, one of the longest in
the history of Wilkes court, be
gan Monday afternoon. The jury
received the case at 3:50 o'clock
this afternon following the charge
of Judge W. H. Bobbitt and ren
dered their verdict at exactly
The state relied entirely upon
circumstantial evidence in at
tempts to prove that Byrd shot
Burehette, 63-year-old salesman
of household necessities, through
his window as he was retiring for
Burehette was killed by five
iron slugs apparently fired by a
shotgun. In Byrd's home officers
found a shotgun with the inside
of the barrel scarred and by sev
eral articles found in his home
the prosecution sought to prove
that he cut the slugs from a bolt.
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Byrd, 63, received the verdict
calmly but with noticeable ex
pression of appreciation. Asked
how he was feeling, he said, "I
feel just like I have felt all along
except I hadn't heard them say
Because the nature of the evi
dence indicated that the murder
er committed the crime with pre
meditation and deliberation,
Judge Bobbitt charged the jury
that one of two verdicts might be
rendered: guilty of murder in the
first degree or acquittal.
Following adjournment of court
it was learned from one of the
jurors that on the first ballot 11
were for acquittal and one for a
verdict of guilty.
Mrs. Evelyn Driver and little
son, Philip, of South Carolina,
and Mr. and Mrs. Reece Couch
of Elkin, visited their grandlath
er and grandmother, Mr. and
Mrs. S. P. Combs, Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Arnold of
Brooks Cross Roads, visited
friends here Sunday.
Mrs. Wesley Hamby and child
ren, Edward, Bobby and Nellie
Sue, of Salisbury, visited Mrs.
Hamby's mother, Mrs. Emma
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Combs and
daughters, Mary Frances and
Betty Ann, and Misses Cleta and
Loreta Jenkins visited- in Mount
Airy and Hillsville, Va., Sunday.
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE. BLKIN, NORTH CAROLINA
NBNS FROM THE
The Dobson Woman's club met
in the club house last Thursday
evening. Mrs. J. W. Crawford,
vice-president, presided in the
absence of Mrs. J. W. Comer. Af
ter the opening club song, the
club collect was repeated in uni
Reports from various depart
ments and committees were heard
and approved. The attendance
prize was won by Mrs. V. J. My
rick. Mrs. A. P. Cobb, chairman
of the month's program, present
ed Mr. V. J. Myrick, scoutmaster
for the Dobson Boy Scout troop,
who gave a very worthwhile talk
on the "Standards and Require
ments of Scouting."
Miss Emma Comer introduced
Mr. J. K. Hale, Jr., Mt. Airy
scoutmaster, who spoke on
"Scouting and Its Contribution;
Plans were made by the club to j
raise funds to finance summer
camping trips for Dobson Scouts,!
which is sponored by the Dobson
Woman's club. Quartettes were
sung by boys of the Copeland
school, Julian Taylor, Denny
Scott, George Briggs and Loyd
During the social hour tempt
ing refreshments were served in
Easter motif by the following
committee: Mrs. A. P. Cobb,
chairman, Mrs. P. B. Polger.Mrs.
J. T. Threatte, Mrs. ivy Rogers,
Mrs. Howard Snow, Mrs. Colon
Spoon and Mrs. W. A. McCraw.
Mr. Jim Dan Hemming, stu
dent at State College, Raleigh,
spent the week-end with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Hem
ming, and sister, Mrs. John Lew
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Forrest
spent Sunday at Francisco with
Mr. Forrest's parents.
Mrs. J. W. Comer, who has
been confined to her home for 10
days with flu, is out again.
Mrs. J. T. Threatte went to the
Elkin hospital Thursday, but has
returned to her home here where
she is improving.
Little Danny Southard, of the
Mulberry community, was a Sun
day visitor with Bertha Jewel
Lon Folger, Jr., student at
Carolina, visited his grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Reece, Sun
day. Lon, Jr., is at his home in
Mt. Airy for spring holidays.
Rev. and Mrs. R. L. West, of
Yadkinville, were dinner guests
Sunday at the Kenlin Inn. Mr.
West filled his appointment at
the Baptist church at the 11
Miss Elizabeth and Spencer
Norman attended the teachers'
meeting at Raleigh Friday and
spent the week-end with their
sister, Mrs. W. H. McNeil, at
Mrs. Fred Coates entertained
her bridge club Thursday evening
at her home in the Reid apart
ments. Scoring highest in the
progressions, Mrs. C. G. Comer
won the prize, after which Mrs.
Coates served delicious refresh
Considerable work i s being
done to the court house grounds.
The walks are being re-cemented,
the outside walls are being clean
ed, and the inside walls painted.
Several workmen are employed
on the project.
Henry C. Hampton spent Sat
urday afternoon with friends
near Rural Hall.
Mable Dobbins was a Sunday
visitor with her sister, Mrs. Cul
Mrs. Robert A. Freeman, Jr.,
spent last week with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Halsey, at Mouth of
Mrs. Roby Marion and baby,
Elizabeth Reeves, are spending
this week with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. D. Marion, Asheboro,
F. F. Riggs returned from the
Elkin hospital Saturday, a conva
lescent from pneumonia.
Miss Mildred Monday, of Mt.
Airy, was a Sunday visitor with
Miss Earle Nance. v
We are very proud of our com
munity center. The Adult School
has been moved from the church
and store building to a vacant
Sunday school room at the Meth
odist church and this room will
be used for the different classes
of the school and also the young
peoples' society. There will be
school four afternoons and nights
each week, Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday. A good
crowd was present at school Fri
day, 25 attending school Friday
afternoon and night.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Bland
and daughter, Laura, of Wins ton -
Salem, were visitors in Rockford
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Marlon
and. daughter, Ruth, and Mr. end
Mrs. Phillip Marion, of Ararat,
visited Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Holy-
field and Mr. and Mrs. K. O.
Holyfield last Sunday.
Several young people "of this
community attended the junior
senior banquet in the Copeland
gymnasium last Saturday night.
Mr. Charles Snow, of Fort
Bragg, is spending several days
with his aunt, Mrs. C. B. Davis.
Mrs. Rosa Booker, of Dobsou, is
spending a few days with her
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NEW DRESSES FOR -| OF VALUES! I
17 A CTED Me* Everybody is talking about Cashwell's value and low prices! And I
Lil u 1 L H they are comin £ from miles around to take advantage of the many I
One lot of ladies' new style bargains in clothing shoes, etc., of every description for every
dresses in silk crepes, rayons member or the family,
and cottons. The very latest
pastel shades in powder blue, %\ \ "VT TT V[ T VT
tea rose, bottle green, lavender, li U U ii v 1 ii u
" St y?es°an e d New Easter arrivals in our ladies' ready-to-wear department. Many I
patterns that MKm 'A items priced at one-half what you would pay elsewhere. Cashwell's I
will flatter M M MeW. value-giving in ladies' coats, dresses and suits is proven by this I
Mllili' dramatic SALE just at Easter Time. Here are some of our low I
array of styles Jf || J|V prices for Friday and Saturday!
realize savings Am R Ladies' New Spring I I Washab e Print
hmpift'i Wi/l HATS DRESSES
range of sizes //jrrM3\V 'Vhi Here you will find just the hat to
and colors. 12 Hlftri\\\\ match your Easter outfit at a price Washable print dresses in a
to 44. Former- lllUllaJlll 1 you will be more than willing to , , - , , ,
ly sold for .T jT pay. A huge assortment of straws Jar & e assortment of styles and
asmuchas \ I \ f/i £Jk AO and felts in light, medium and colors that you will realize are
$4.98. On sale • u aif I/Ja \ V Wll dark coiors. Shapes and styles to , , '
Friday and — if— 9 I mm" please everyone. Many of these real values the minute you see
Saturday at s\\ lj ■ sold as high as $2.98. Friday and them Priced from
this special 11 (0 U Saturday only—
97c 49° to $1.69 I
NEW SPRING SKIRTS ' _________
ChHdren's Easter Shoes
our New York distributor of Fine sturdy shoes in solid white, white I
the very latest style skirts with ■ ■ m , , .. ~ , ~ , , , , ,
leatherette belt to match. ■■ K and brown, light tan, black patent, etc., in I
Made with close fitting waist m B newest style oxfords. Included in this |
and wide bottom. Newest col- ■ ■ ■ _ 1
ors: raspberry, light green, ■ ■ ■ II group are shoes for small, medium andk ■
up" to sl*9s. Frt- large children, also some styles for ladies; I
day, Saturday only— Every pair guaranteed to give satisfafc- I
m—m—mm—mm—mm—i tion. All reduced Friday and Saturday TO I
§ Ladies' Suits and jT Men's I
Coats for Spring jfe® QII Arc £#•
Ladies' coats JwXjfl IJIXULIU Ji
of stvle HEEI We have a com- I
mmm ; ,«V feSM plete assortment
1 Q f latest styles H
light rcjL gold. M QO „ Mlr S y at s sg 8 Our store is fast becoming kno«n as ■
plaids and solid colors. Many with choose from Elkin's leading shoe store at popular I
skirt and coat to match in new and prices. Here you will always find the
tweed materials. Values to .4,9. d»0 QO d>l QO _ *0 QO
Friday and Saturday only t])l*jO (j/utt/O ing taste. Our large assortment of I
ladies' shoes for Easter consists of I
pumps, ties, straps and oxfords in H
w hites, two-tones, patents and browns. H
■■j&L limnn nvumn Why not come to Cashwell's for your I
Qsk_ MkN V \lllTv mr\VQ CUIDTC Easter and save the difference?
HP|T ITLLUL J OUIILJ MFCNJ JILLKLJ from 3to 9. Specially priced ■
Cashwell's is fast becoming Elk- our large assortment of men's
\ in ' s leadin 8 store for men ' s suits shirts for Easter is something Ski d.M -\1 MX
at real savings " DurLng our that every man in Elkin and
Easter 15816 we have a complete surrounding community should JA and AQ
!./; assortment of suits in colors and see. Here are the latest patterns tpZ*«7U
' sizes to suit and fit anyone. a nd styles in new colors and
i Light, medium and dark colors stripes, to suit everyone. Some
- blues - Come of these sell regularly for 11.29. Cigarettes
ÜBjpM in. look these over, and make »i,69. AU on side Friday brands Camels
Wr€W your s® l ® o4 ' oll while stock is an( | Saturday for only— terfields, Old Gold, Lucky Strike.
complete. Two large assort- „ and Saturday only, package
||g|M ments, specially priced at only 9'/,.
59.95 A " $14.95 I
Wmm n . We pay highest prices for fresh you your other needs at prices Hi
formerly SIJ.HS and $24.95 egcs, country hams, butter, etc. equally as low.
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Ladies' pure silk, full fashioned hose. | Men's new extra dress pants $1.49 I
Regular 69c value, special : 49c I jii . , ~ ■.
Regular 50c size facial creams and lotions 19c I Men S tweed slacks and gabardine
25c size Velvet Shaving Cream 9c | WOOlenS, with belts to match $2.98 I
THE . OA OULLIN I 9FT Satisfaction I
Underselling I H B| I I Guaranteed or
Store JL Money Refunded I:
Look for the Store With the Silver Front , W. Main Street Elkin, N. C. I
daughter, Mrs. J. w. Thore.
Rev. McClamrock, of Dobson,
filled his regular appointment at
the Rockford Methodist church
Mr. Spencer Norman, principal
of Rockford school, attended the
State Teachers meeting in Ra
leigh last Friday.
The Rockford Home Demon-
stration club met at the home of
Mrs. Bill Coe last Monday. The
club had their annual style show
with first places going to Miss
Eulala Burrus and Mrs. Harvey
Burrus and second winners being
Mrs. Bill Coe and Mrs. J. R. Coe.
The hostesses, Mrs. Bill Coe and
Mrs. Coke Wall, served a delicious
plate consisting of chicken salad,
Thursday. March 21. 1940
tomato sandwiches, devilled eggs,
and apple sauce cake and coffee.
Boston Traffic Cop— "Say, you
get going—what's the matter with
Polite Driver—"l'm Just fine,
thank you, but I think my en