Man Arrested On Charge
Of Murder Committed 16
Years Ago; Now !n Jail
Jail Cases Took
Up First 3 Days
Of Court Term
Fate St. John Alleged To
Have Killed Youth In
Windy Gap Section
HENRY SOUTHER VICTIM
k. Deed Ascribed To Run-away
r Team; St. John Is 41
, A murder case rivaling the
jt sensational Ves W'ingler affair
^ developed flaturday when Fate
St.John was arrested in the
• Windy Gap section for the nuir-
I der of Henry Souther which is
alleged to have been committed
16 years ago. St.John was taken
I 'into custody by Sheriff Somers
P and lodged in the county jail.
Souther, a youth of sixteen
years, was killed in the Windy
Gap community sixteen years ago
and at that time his death was
believed to have been accidental.
He was engaged in hauling rocks.
It is stated, and was found dead
on the road with bruises on his
head and body. At the coroner's
Inquest, a verdict that he met
his death when his team ran
awaj’ and threw him from the
agon was returned, if is report-
However, during the pa.st two
or three years. St.John, who is
said to be a man of low lueiitiil-
Ity. has occasionally made re
marks about the affair The new
version of the death of Souther
which led to St. John's arrest is
Ui%t St.John was with the youth
and that he took a rock and heal
him to death. Having killed tlie
,■ boy, according to the latfst
9 story. St..lohn left the scene and
his alleged connection with the
.^rirne was not thought almut at
St. John is 41 years of age.
Judge Michael Schenck Im
poses Sentences in Num
ber of Cases
MANY PLEAS OF GUILTY
Riley Moore To Be Tried Im
mediately; Charged With
Turning to the heavy docket
immediately after he bad deliv
ered his charge to the Jury Mon
day morning, Judge Michael |
Schenck, who is presiding over ■
the March term of Superior necticutt
Mirny Msnks % Re-op^ Friday.
Relieve Situatioii Is
Wipiam Connor To Go On Trial ’’
" Today For Killing Paul Bariow
court, has meted out many sent-| of Attorney General in thei^
ences to defendants. Many pleas: Roosevelt cabinet temporarily.
of guilty facilitated .the disposal i
of cases, j
The f'rst -three days of court |
was take, up with jail eases, that;
is tliose cases in which (he de-1
Representative L. W. Douglas of
Arizona U the new director of the
Budget in the Kooaevelt administra-
tion. Annonneement of hU appoint
ment waa reeeired with favor in
fendants had been unable to fur-.
WilHaih f/’onnor will go oji,
trial totlay In Wilkes Superior
court on 'a charge of murder
ing Paul Barlow near this city
several weeks ago. The state is
not asking for a first degree
verdict In the ease.
Since Solicitor John R. Jones
Is likely to be a witness In the
case, Judgfe Michael Schenck
designated .Attorney J. Hubert
Whicker and .Attorney J. Hay
den Burke, the latter of the
Vernon, .Zonnie and
Connie Sprinkle Were |
Caught Fonday I
TAKEN TO JAIL
nish bond. These required longer
tliaii had lieen expected and to- | Tom,
day tile court takes up the first i
of several murder cases which I
may lie tried if they ran he reach-j
ed. William Connor goes on trial j lour brothers. including
(or tile murder of Paul Barlow-. twiii.s, were ar?ested by federal
Riley Moore, who Is alleged*
to liave shot and killed hi.s .seven-
year-old hoy. will he tried this
TAKEN AT STILL North Wilkesboro Girl Creates
.Alexander county bar, to aerve^
Connor and Barlow had been
engaged In a mPtual fist fl^t
and when Barlow seemed to
be having the better of the
fight, ■ Connor Ik said to have
whipped out his ’ knife and cut
the boy’s throat.
The state has asked for eith
er a verdict of second degree
murder or luaiislaughter as the
evidence may show.
Drawing For Tillie the Toiler
prohibition agents Monday night
in the Fairplaiiis commnuity'for
Scout Dinner Is
I,...! Given Tuesday Evening
. making liquor. They were caught;
, court. It IS almost certain. |
IJovs Who Held Up Foresters’ the ca.ses disposed of at a distillery. |
Service Station Recover ”1' .'’csterday. are the follow- The raid was staged by Agents'
From Iniuries Kilby and R. I
_ Walter Burcliette. assault withij,- Prevette, who were accom
.Millarl Bell and Italpli I.add. , deadly weapon, seiiteiicfsl to two
wild aie cliarged with holding \ip >'*
Scout Hut; Troop Com
mittee Is Present
Beatrice Jennings, Formerly
of Salisbuiy, Had Name
An original drawing by Be
atrice Jennings, of North Wllkes-
' boro, formerly of Salisbury, ap-
I peared In the comic sections of
A chicken dinner at which the } last Sunday’s daily newspapers.
-H- . During Holiday
Washingtoit. March 7. - .A
summary of the regulations iliiis
far issued by the secretary of
the treasury follows:
1. .Authorize banks ami reserve
banks to make change, hut with
holds gold or gold certificates.
2. Opens safe deposit lioxes
3. Permits return of ash,
checks, etc., wliich are entered,
received after last closing of bus
4. Permits cashing of govern-
.ment checks but withholds gold
and gold certificates.
5. Permits a hank to accept
payments due it or throngli it.
6. Permits t>anks to carry on
Forester's N'tt-Way Service Sta-1
non last week, were moved from
the Wilkes flospital to tin- coun-j
ty jail at Wilkesboro .Monday.
Botli men who received liullet
wouiiiis when Truman Hayes. |
hold-itp victim, shook himself |
free and fired upon them, recov-'
eretl rapiiily. They were under -
guard while at the hospital. |
I.add. who escaped from state'
prison al'oiit two weeks ago. i.sj Darnell,
expected to he rpTiirr.ed to thf;
peiiiteiitiary if their case is not |
reached at this term of court.
I newly appointed troop committee,; xhe co.stnme worn by Tillie the
^, composed of of H. F. Bouknight, j Toller was a creation of Miss
\ ens, Scout Commissipner Carl Cof- | under the drawing.
,, . - 11 I Scoutmaster R. H. Roavis and i Miss Jennings drew the cos-
Vertiou opnnkle with the jouth-|j^^^ j Armbrust were honor! t„me and entered the drawing in
guests, was given by officials of! the Salisbury Post’s Tillie the
Methodist Boy Scout Troop No. 34 | Toller contest. She won first
I at the Scout hut Tuesday eyentng., prize in this contest and the
, Ten troop officia’s were present drawing waa later entered in the
and served the dinner. i national contest, in which there
Members of the new troop com-i ^vere more than 40,000 entries,
, mittee became familiarized with - where it also won a prize. Russ
i their duties during the discussion | westover, creator of Tillie the
$.>00 each by Mr. Dtila, i which followed the dinner and i Toller, used the drawing Sunday.
Miss Jennings is the daughter
ties during the year. | of Attorney and Mrs. R. C. Jen-
. , , ... L. , , n M ■ W. V'. Wagoner and Hoyle Hutch- Jennings whose name
named by .Arlie Foster and C. M. i »
Pardue. Th--y found Tom and
Walter Tiurchetto, ahandoti-
ment. two year.-i suspended sen
W. ’T. .lohnsoii. forgery, etc.. 0
months in jail.
Clarence Morrison, c. c. w.. _fi
montlis oil roads.
Robert Shepherd, forgery. 12
months in state penitentiary.
Itoheri Shepherd, seduction,
nol pros with leave Jof only $100 each was sot, ^
Xick Darnell, Boyd and Haiicc twins.
I It was stated that Prof J. Mark-ntngs, of this city. They resided
• ininrert in jail. j McAdains, a former member of|at Salisbury until recently when
the city school faculty, who is now they moved here
fttl twins. Zounie and Connie
Sprinkle, engaged in operating
The four brothers were taken
liefore J. \V. Dula. I'nited States
commissioner, at Wilkesboro for
a preliminary hearing. Bond for
Tom and Vernon !as fixed at
each by Mr. Dula, while
State Auxiliary '
as to Boyd and
Dan -Anderson, larceny.
(’oml)s and E.
with d. w., not quilty
Mrs. Frank Johnson Will
Speak At Meeting Here
as to Yales; IS months on roads
as to Coinhs.
Russell Smith. Earl Wiimoch.
.Harvey Pardue and Ah i-lvans.
larceny, IS menths to Wilmoth; '
12 months as to Smith.
I J I niu.cu ucic. Mr. Jennings
i principal of Mountain Park Insti-1 ij^g opened a law office in the
I tute, smelled chicken that distance | Rank of North Wilkesboro builtt-
=^way and came up just in time toung.
Ifl6t vin iTlOIlUay' partake of the Scout dinner. Any- j
I.h,.-s .he v„si.. . th,...» Teachers
Congress , Meets Today
.Enact-legislation To Re*
Routine Business Took Up which was reported.
Major Portion Of Reg
Routine business, such as al-
i Paid Money First
To Address Kiwanw ''
.Mrs, Frank Johnson, of States-!
' ville. president of the North Car-j
I oHna nepartmeiit of tlie Ameri-i
fail l.egioii .Auxiliary, will be!
present and speak al the meet-'
itig of Hie local Auxiliary unit.
. which will he held Monday eve-'
i iiiiig at 7:;!ll at the tiume of .Mr.s. j
business essential to movement j .Absher
Ipl 7. Permits any hank to reopen
to carry on unrestricted business
In ne'iv accotinis
'8. Permits compleiioii o f
check transactions made on or
•before March 4 t>iit withholds
payment of money.
Permits lianks to release
' securities and d’^cumeiits Ip-U in
safe keeping. !
• 10. Permits usual iiankiiig,
• practices whicli involve nindicine. i
other necessities of life, distress
'relief and other essential purpos
es. with restrictions on hoarditt.g.
withholding gohl and gold certi-
j. 11. Permits hanks to deposit
L-collateral to secure advances to,
and operating motor vehicle
while under influence of liquor,
■’ years in state prison.
Guss Baiiguess. violating rohi-
itilioti Iaw.s and a. with d. w., 2
years in state, prison.
Giiss Batigtiess. a. with d. w..
2 years suspended sentence.
Charlie .Marlin. .Aiiiiie .Marlin
lowing claims, releases, etc,, took j Lieutenant Governor of
.fohnsoti is well known to ' Emma Martin, Verdie
luemhers of the local unit and Martin, keeping ‘ to the county
tlie or.ganizutioii is pleased 'i’, diaorderlv house. Not qiiilly as Issuance and the auvenise-|
.secure liei- for tills meeting. ! to Charlie; . meiit of an anticipation note for; attendance is expected.
.A full aUeiulanc-! is desired | jj warren. had check. Gl Mhe sum of $l,tMMi was authoriz-j
up a major part of the regular |
moiilhly session of the county'
Iioard of conimissioners at the (
coufllioitse Monday. All mem-
hers. X. B. Sniithey, chairman.
C. C. Hayes aii:l -M. F. Ahsljer,
H. I). I>ievefte. of Somers
township, was ordered admitted
wanis District; Comes
i Board Of Education Recom-
‘'‘‘l mends'Course For Local
j In session Mpnday for Its regu
G. T r a c y Cunningham, of ; laj- pionthiy meeting, the. county | Senate leaders sani
j (ireenshoro. lieutenant governor | hoard of education
-of the Carolinas district, will ad-; ^1 that all special tax districts j drafted, would pass Thursday and
j dress the Kiwanis Club at Hotel ^ |.efraiii from drawing against result in tlie opening of a large
Wilkes at the weekly lunrheon I (heir funds until teachers. bus | „umber of banks Friday,
tomorrow (Friday). (drivers and Ittts contractors have] The hill would expand cur-
The program for the day will; been paid. The recommendation i rency under present federal re-
lie in charge of T. E. Story, sec-1 will be madb in a letter to com-|’spi-ve restrictions,
retary of the cliih. An excellent luitteemeii of all the .schools lo-; The bill authorizes issuance of
' cated in such districts. 1 currency against liquid assets of
I R. r>. Hickerson served a.sjHoiind lianks. State haiik.s would
NOTH WILKESBORO IS ] chairman in tlie ab.sence of | he admitted to circulation of this
LOSER IN TOURNAMENT j Chairman C. O. McNpiII who was i currency upon rertlficalion hy
SREV. W. A. KALE* Mhlwav. a")'^dson county' "1 “"d unable to attend Other I state examining boards.
TO DD^Ar'U UFRF'hi^h school last night eliniinat-;n»fi”i'''’'’» The measure, the draft of
PREACH HERE Wiu-ima'.. n. F>. shepherd, D. C. Whit-; which was to be
Inaugural Of Roosevelt ry, q,.- slot. Salem .Journal tournament l‘‘‘“1 , morning, will he pushed hrough
IliieensDoro Minisier lo uc I An order for the Irausporta-; the House under suspension of
•U -I.-',- TX J Among the Wilkes people who I cupv Pulpit of the Meth- ^ , tlon of all children living he-' rules and will he hurried through
Dwight Church, ll, Pa.ssed attended the Kooseveli inaugural; Chui’Ch T^V .-n! n>; first i tween W. A. Jones’ and Ferguson ! the Senate.
Away On B.rthday; To Be Hfivuionif;^ at Wasiiini^lou. D. (.| —^— j wiq nn Fursuson school was pans-1 senate Kepiihlhan Leader
Buried Todav last Saturday were Chief of Po-' R->v. W. A. Kale, of (,r.en.sboro, half, North \\i kesboro was un-1 . -Charles I, McNary. who attended
... T . .•» 1. o ot trot « BH f o mareln and the .jv.n.uies i>. j.
the conference tonight, will in-
days sitspendeii seiiteme.
I.eRoy Hodges, a. with
ami officers are vi-ry anxious (or
I'very mi-mher to liear .Mrs. .Inhii-
(IP days on roads.
Dies At Hospital!
Dwight Church. Idlewild. A.she
county youth, died al tlie Wilkes
Hospital here Tuesday. He hau
withilioldiiig been brought to the hospital a
Anderson. Mr. ami -Mrs. W. F.; Methodist church here. Rev. Mr. final
whistle found .Midway
transfer of credit from this r,
12. Permits issuance of
Permits normal fiduciary
piactices but denies withdrawal
of trust funds from other hank
14. EJfrmits reserve banks to
duct normal fnnction.s as fed-
fiscal agents in exchanging
week pievioiis with a
peiidix, it is staled.
developeil ami death came wit hit; ,
Absher. Mr. iiiui Mr.s. F. ('. For-j Kale has been honored ny me ahead. The two teams were about | Son-In-LaW Of Dl|.
ester .Miss Lina Fori'ster. Mr. Jchurch because of his superior hbili- equal. j TaylOF
ami Mrs. E. E. Eller. Mrs. War-] ty. He is connected with the' The game closed the season for ■
tier Miller, .Mayor and -Mrs. .1. A. i board of Christian education of the,|Coaeh Overcash’s hoys.
I slat upon reference to conimittee.
ihut a promtit report is expected,
nonurcvi quick action is expected by
To Hold Pie Supper At
Roaring River Saturday
The young man died on hi.s
Surviving him are his father.
-A. H. Cliurch. of Idlewild; one
sister. Mrs. Mildred Shull, of
Hlovving Rock: two brothers.
Ralph Cliurch. of Fort Beuning,
Oa.. and Felix Chnieii. of Idle-
Miss Nell Rousseau, j Western North
Miss Annie Kutli TomUmson. .Mr., ence.
land Mrs. G. S. Forester and .Mr.
C. T. Doiightoii.
Mr. R. 0. Wyatt, of Hall.s Mills,!
Tlie pa.stor will be in the pulpit' was a bu.sin?ss visitor in the city:
Sund.vy morning at 11 o’clock. | yesterday.
j Charles W. Irvin Is
Piesident of Greensboro
Txvo Point l*rograni
In addition. President Roose-
•velt submitted a two-point legis-
. Charles W. Irvin, son-in-law of ilative program which he hopes to'
i Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Taylor, of this | have enheted promptly. It fol-
: city, was elected pr.'sident of thcjlows:
1 Greensboro Merchants’ Assr'ciatioM j I • Broader powers to reorga-
1 at a meeting of the directors Tues-ji'i*p the federal government so
day evening. Mr. Irvin succeeds j that he can cut veterans costs
X xi ‘ T T Martin oresident of thoi®nd oth^r siiclr,^expenditures.
will be presented to Congress by the new;„ • ’ i 2. A isoo.ofto.ooo public works
• ■’ • =- I of reforestation, public
A Spirit of Optimism Prevails
The banking holiday which temporarily
'tied up deposits in the banks has been ac-
Tht funeral service was con- copied in the finest soi't of spirit by the peo-
d.icted at Idlewild today 'Thur.s-: , couiiii'v. A Spirit of optimism
day) and interment followed in,*" KoBof
adrninistration contains the provision tha,t
bank deposits will be guaranteed the deposi
tors by the government, there will be cause
Meanwhile the banking holiday has been j chants’association.
North Wilkesboro friends of Mr.
£‘"S'£i' Erand tKe holiday is. expected te
Saturday night. .March 11. 1933.' service. i is expressed in every quarter.
aAeight o’clock. The proceeds [ —rr-; cT^ 1 Business does not seem to have been re-
riil be used for the benefit of j to any appreciable extent this week-
Mr. Irvin is g neral manager of I program , ^ w „
the Ivory stores and was before his works, rivers and harbors, which
election as pr.’sident. a member dfjthe President es i mates would
the board of directors of the mer-'put .500,000 men to work.
' ’ The. President did not propose
a guarantee of bank deposit*.
Everybody is urged ]
Bridge Railing In City
ytu Club Will Meet
Tonight At 7 o’Clock
j Benbow Mitcluell. of near the
(city, was arrested Tuesday after-
I noon by Patrolman Carlyle In-
' gle after his car had struck the
lyey Moore and Dr. J. S. Deans ;approach to the Yadkin River]
will have charge of the program | bridge between the W’llkesboros
>t the regular semi-monthly din-1 and knocked out one of the rail-
**er meeting of the North Wilkes-1 ings. Mitchell is charged with
'' ro Lions Club this (Thursday) I driving while Intoxicated. A . , ,,, ,
fening at 7 o’clock The nature]small quantity of liquor in a bot-\warmly applauded by peoplcr everywhere., ,
im was not annotinc- i tie was found in bis car, It is Xhig jg ag it should be. There has’ been
and the acceptance of checks by the? busi
ness houses and merchants is evidence of
t^ie confidence with which the situation is
On every hand, business leaders voice the
opinion that the banking holiday which was
deefared in order that legislation might be
prepared to relieve the situation was the
pi’oper thing. President Roosevelt has been
,no reason to fear. If the programwhich
lifted completely, within a few days. \\Tiile
the program of the administration is being,
perfected business will go on as usual. Com
plete confidence and a spirit of optimism are
necessary at this time. These are evident in
Wilkes county where not only budiness lead
ers who are convqrssnt with the reM situa
tion, but also the general public 'which_ has
not given a complete study of the intricate
problem of banking, have the’greatest faith
that our problems will soon be solved. ^
t When the history of^the times are writ^
ten. the. spirit of optimism whiclv prei^k
M'iU stand out as one of the' brighf*"'
(ihapfers. ' / -4
Irvin, who visits here frequently,
are pleased to leam of the honor
which has come to him.
widely agitated now in Congress,
I , ..V
COMMISSION IS OUT
Special Venire For Joe _ ^
BaugiieM^ Case Need Not-
Report Monday For Duty
after JAN. 1,
Raleigh. March 7..—Final ac
tion on thqfreorganization’s cpjnr
mittee’s ''bill to abolish the cor-
^ratlon'’'* commission was taken
In the .house this afternoon,'’and
this ra^ court before which harp
been .fought furious .utility bat
tles will be'no more after ,
The special venire aummone^
to report Monday for the trial oj
Joe and John Baugucss need ny
report at all, Solicitor John ,
Jones announced In oP*?
entered for Joe Baugitfsy
was to have been tried ti
degree murder and the
be^ditpfeeid 'of .wltV%„-thi»
Local Bulks Now Opea T«
Make Change And To
.7 ; Meet Emergeney
North Wilkesboro hanks which
clp^ed Monday when the procla
mations .of ‘ the President and
Governor were^ issued are now
open for three functions. They
are permitted to make change,
cash government checks and to
allow the withdrawal of deposits
for medicine or any real emer
It Is understood that no effort
has been made to withdraw any
amount on account of sickness
or any emergency.
The .banks and the building
and loan associations are permit
ted to accept payments on loans.
Washington, March 9. (Thurs
day)—Legislation that will im
mediately relieve the situation
and at once start banking oper
ations throughout the entire
country, was forecast by Presi
dent Roosevelt in a statemeiit Is
sued shortly after midnight fol
lowing a conference with con
gressional leaders of all fac
House and Senate leaders pre
dicted In a joint statement that
legislation would be enacted
Thursday to permit reopening of
some of the banks Friday.
President Roosevelt’s state
“I have been in conference
with members of the Senate and
House and have talked over with
thqpiv u .m^agure which has been
carefully studied and prepared
and which will immediately re
lieve the situation and at once
start banking operations through
out the entire country.
“I have been assured that!
there is every prospect of the
immediate passage of this legis
lation on its introduction.”
President Hoosevelt_added that
he was gratified at the outlook.
His statement was read to
newspapermen by the light of
the portico at the White House
by Colonel Marvin H. McIntyre,
the President's secretary. '
In a joint statement House and
recommend-I legislation though not finally