Escs^e Death As
Truck Is Wrecked
Hussell and Lee Billings In-
jured^s Truck Goes Over
Accident Happened On the
Birch Mountain Near
Sutton. W. Va., March 25.— |
Three tons of matches were scat-i
tered over Birch mountain and j
two young North Carolinians had :
a narrow escape from death I
Smote Conmittee To Hold
Wednesday; Passed House
Opponents of Measure To Go To Raleigli To Fight Favorable
Report From Senate Body; Some Who Favor It Ex
pected To Go; Bill Enacted By Douse Thursday
The sub-committee of the stat^
senate’s committee on courts and
judicial districts will hold a
hearing Wednesday afternoon at
3 o’clock on the Cowles bill to
amend the general recorders’
court act to include Wilkes.I
Delegatiofis of Wilkes citizens,
Successful in his efforts to get
his recorder’s court ibill reported |
favorably by the committee, on
courts and judicial districts.
Representative Charles H. Cowles
carried his measure through the
house Thursday and laid it on the i
doorstep of the senate for
The bill brings Wilkes under i
M. Andre de Laboulaye. long i who are interested in the com-
l^when their truck catapulted 250 jin the French diplomatic .service,'mittee’s report will attend the
’Hitainside • and ; is the new French Ambassador i hearing. At the house commit-j the provisions of the genera, re-1
States to ' tee’s hearing only those opposing | corders court act. As has been j
I tlie bill went from here. Imt it Is j explained on several occasions, it
' expected that several of those ; does not establish a court of this
! who favor its passage may go | kind in Wilkes, but gives the
the'county commissioners the an-!
i thority to do so if they wish. i
feet down the mo
crashed into a clump of trees yes-^ named to the I'nited
terday on route 10. near Sutton. i .siicced .M. l*aul Claudel.
Russell Billings. 2^. and his
brother, Lee, 21. both of North
WlUteshoro. X. C.. wrn- operat
ing the truck, brin.eic.g a los'l of
matches from a northern market
They are patient.s today in tlie
home of Okey Rose, a farmer,
who lives three miles from the
scene of the accident. i
Both were c.it ami hniised |
badly. Lee. more serio.i.-lv injtir-,
ed than his brother, may have in-j probability, will receive the
ternal hurts. 'endorsement of Senator Keynold.s,
DOWD MAY GET
MARSHAL POST Speaks ; tellers Awarded
Sanford Man Likely To Sue
cecd W. H. Gragg: Sa!d To
Be Reynolds’ Choice
To Kiwanis Club' At Fine Banquet
Bank of North Wilkesboro^^
Expected To Open Ftn: t
WORK IS PROGRESSINa
Prospects Are Bright For Re
tum To Nomud Service
During the Week
W. T. Dowd.
of Sanford, in IMinister and Poet of Morgan- Wilkesboro School Athletic]
ton Delivei’S Splendid
Message In City
Association Held Ban
President Roosevelt and Secretary of the Treasury William H.
Woodin are shown here as they labored during the banking crisis.
nmiglass. I Rev. ,T. H. Armhrust, pastor of
The two occupaut-s of the truck for imai.-aal ot tiic middle di.-- .
are brother of Mr. Paul Billings, trict. it is reported from Wash- Rev. John Cordon
C street near Gor-’ ington. The Sanford man. Wa.sh- widely known minister and poet the North Wilkesboro Methodist
liere 1 ing'ton reports say, lias the inside of Morganton. addre.sses the church, was the feature speaker
fight track over a list of at least a doz-, North Wilkesboro Kiwanis Club at a banquet given Thursday
reck, on ixiiulitiatcs who sought to sue- at Friday’s liinclieou. ’1 Itc meet-, night by the Athletic Association
who resides on
don Avenue. They arrived
Sunday morning. Lee was
seriously injured in the
WILKESBORO WOMAN’S CLUB IS
ACTIVE IN BEAUTIFYING TOWN
J.; Prospects are bright for the re
opening of the Bank of NoHli
Wilkesboro during the week.
While no ■ definite information
was available this morning, it Is
believed , that the return to
normal banking service will not
long be delayed. .
Auditors returned here this
morning to secure additional In
formation for the state hanking
department. It is believed that
the bank will be opened .soon aft
er their report is completed. ' .
Meanwhile the people are con
fident that the hanking situation
will clear within the next few
days and merchants are doing a
very satisfactory business. People
are optimistic and trading was
brisk in the city Saturday.
The Deposit and Savings Bank
which opened last week has con
tinued to record heavy deports
but is expected
to rccoviT within ciMil to the post now Iicld liy W. ing was lield at Hotel Wilkes.
I of the Wilkesboro high
a few days.
At State Meeting'
] II. Gragg, of noone.
Ten (lopntus are also to he
aivliointi"! in the middle disiricl.
and the luulerstaiining is that the
I cndoisemeiil of Smiator Reynolds
will he tile determining factoi in
' these appointments.
_ . ! The district attorney will proh- ('oiirt last week
North Carolina Educat.on As-|aldy he named at the instance ot of the program,
sociation In Ses,sion For j senator HaiUy in this district.
Three Days j The name of Carlyle Higgins,
, of Sparta, is receiving attention
A number of Wilkes teachers , respect.
^attended the meeting ot the;
North Carolina Kducation Asso- Offir#»r
elation in Raleigh Thursday, vveiiare v>rrricer
Friday and Saturday. The mect-
the for hoys and girls who
Taking for his subject
seven letters of the word. "Ki- letters in sports this year and
wanis.” the speaker discussed the ; their parents. Rev. Mr. Arm-
was largely attended, ap-
Relative to Seed
No Seed Will Be Distributed
From W’elfare Office In
meaning of each in a very inspir-j hrusl’s address came at the close
ing and interesting manner. 'of an excellent program which in-
Jii.lge T. H. Finley, who pre- .’>udod toasts to the school and to
sided over liiirke county Suiierior visitors and a talk by Willard G.
was in charge ' Cole.
I Tlie lianqiiet was held in the
Guests of the cUih included sewing room of the home econo-
Mrs. Douglass and their daugh- niics department. The dinner
(ei-. I was served by girls of the depart-
(leiiio Cardwell, secretary of I ment.
the dill) for many years, served R- V. Day. coach of athletics
in that capacity in the absence of j at the .school, was toastmaster.
lAecieiary T. K. Story who was in ! Rov. Seymour Taylor, pastor of |
Raleigh attending the meeting Wilkesboro Methodist charge. |
of the Norlh Carolina Kducation spoke the invocation. |
Association. A toast to the. visitors was of-|
' fered by Robert Church, student i
Post Office Thief I of the school and member of the'
Arrested At Offen
' Athletic Association. The re-
I proximately 2.POP teachers being
\0n hand during the sessions.
.^Addresses by leaders in the
educational world, including W.
John Cooper Cnited Stales com
missioner of education. were ,
heard. ^ jc, funds will be dislributod only | Deputy Marshal H. H. .Ten-, offered by Mrs. A. R. Ogil-
Among those going fr^ra,,(, persons already on the: nings Made Arrest On
Wilkes were County Snperin^tr i^,rs. Valeria Belle I Thursday Afternoon
I spouse was made by Rev. W. E.
Seeds purchased tbrougli It. F. '
Linney. A toast to the school
By Hen On
Farm Near Here
Here is wiml Imptiens whi-n
cvciyboily puts his siioulder to
tlM> wheel and begins to pnsli
with the IVcsiilent—things Im-
giii moving. .Anyway that Is
the inlei'prelalion placed U|M)n
the (liscovei'y made by the wife
of “ITicle” la’wls KeU.v, col-
oixmI, of near Wilkesboro, on
Thursday. -As she was “gath
ering up" the eggs as usual,
she found that one of her hen.s
had caught the spirit of prog-
I'ess and laid a twin-egg.
Tile Iwiiwgg was brought to
the Journal-Pat riot offlice Frl-
ilay as evidence of the accuracy
of tlie story. The two eggs,
though sinall, apiM-areil to Ik-
liookeil fogeliier as if the .shells
dent C. C. Wright ami
i.vie, president of the Parent-
Teacher Association, and Prof. T.
Foster, county welfare superin-
Wright. I’rof. and Mrs. ^ .jtutpment I
Wright, of Traphill; Prof. M. IL ' issued this morning.
Halfacre, Miss Mary Nelson and
Miss Beatrice Pearson, of North
Wilkesboro; Prof, and Mrs. S. E,
Matthews and daughter and Prof.
Hendrix, of Mt. I'lcasant: Prof.
T. E. Story, of Wilkesboro.
I/onnie Absher. wanted for a
postoffice robbery and violation
of the prohibition laws. was
taken into custody Thursday aft
ernoon by Deputy Marshal H. H.
Jennings and his driver, Arlio
ner Is Named
I Mrs. Foster’.s statement fol-
“.Aeeording to in.sinietions re-
eeived from the Keeotistruction
I Finance corporation officials at
I Wa.shin.gtoii, seeds purchased
with R- F C. fumis may be given
onlv to those persons already on i
will he "I'. He started to run hut I
was overtaken when he fell. Mr. I
Foster falling on top of him.
Ctiahle to furnish bond, he]
E. Story, superintendent ot the
. .school, gave the response.
I Coach Day presented Mr, Cole,
I who told of his observation of the
efforts tile school had made to se
cure a physical education build
ing and gave wholehearted en
dorsement to the project.
Bill Passes Senate
Trees Planted On Several:no withdrawals except for
Streets; All Officers Re- |transactions,
elected at Meeting
The regular monthly meeting ‘
of the Wilkesboro Woman’s Club i
was held at the Sandwich Shoppe |
Friday afternoon with -Mrs. A. K. j
Gray, .Mrs. Warner Miller, and I
Mrs. H. A. Cranor, joint hostess- j
es. The president. Mrs. L. B.
Diila, presided over a very inter
esting business meeting.
Of particular interest was the
report of the planting committee.
The town has been greatly beau
tified. during the past week, by
the setting of white pine and
dog-wood trees along several
streets. The tree-planting is now
' Arrested Again
Caught At Distillery Just One
Day After Filling Bond
On Liquor Count
l’hllnu>re Adams, a resident of
the Congo section, was placed
under arrest Thursday evening
when Deputy Sheriff Silas Reyn
olds and citizens of the Congo
community came Trprm lilm at a
still a short distance from his
home. A smalT quantity of li-
complete on Welfare Avenue and ] quor ^vas poured- out and the
Would Turn Over Witne-ss
Fee.s, Over Period Back
of Ten A'ears
Senator Jeter .M. Blackburn’s
hill to have the clerk of court of
In the I Wilkes county turn over witness
Absher wa.s working on a car , ^ . j .u . > , , - v
course of the talk, he stated that i and other fees which accumulat'
front ot his father's home
Memorial Avenue. Some trees!
have been planted on Main street
and plana are now complete for
planting them the rest of the
length of that street, on Cherry
street, and on Brooklyn Avenue.
Thanks are due to Mrs. B. S.
Cali, Mrs. C. H. Somers and Mr.
A. R. Ogilvie. who very kindly
The arrest came just one day
after Adams had arranged bond
for his appearance at the next
levm of federal court on a charge
of manufacturing whiskey. Ad
ams was located at a distillery by
Deputy Sheriff P. V. Turner a
few weeks ago, but managed to
WagOaava aoxvvtaai the relief list. No seeds
distributed from tlie office in
Wilkesboro. I’liose to receive
seed will be notified where to get
Succeeds W. A.* Rou.s.seau In
Lion.s Club Work; Fine
Program Is (Jiven
near Offen when tlie officers
he had learned that teachers ot
the school had pledged a consid
erable eum toward purchasing
ed prior to ten years ago to the [
contributed trees. The work was. officer. However, a
under the supervision of Mrs. F-1 i^-arrant for his arrest was sworn
G. Holman, Mrs. C. F. Morrison j federal officers served it
and Mrs. L. R. Dula. j week.
Different citizens of the town I probation
have'remarked that Wilkesboro j term of federal
is the cleanest they have ever,^.„„yj j„^gg ^ayes withholding
seen it. Again the M omans ] judgment until the next term,
claims credit because of having i opp„ty Reynolds turned Ad-
county general fund was report-“ clean-np drive during | to the federal
was committed to jail at Wilhes-
, ( fed to them,’
H. y. Wagoner wa.«
From 2 To 3 Inches
Of Snow In Virginia
Junior Lodee To Put On
Degree Work On Tuesday!"' supply, he believed.
.-tome special degree work is, Rev. Mr. Armhrust was
one week. Mrs. C. F. Morrison
and Mrs. ’L. B. Dula were so
anxious that all the trash and
dirt be hauled out of town that
they were seen walking behind
advantage of the labor which the failed to call for and which thej^'*® garbage wagon, searching
1 welfare department has agreed clerk has held for more than' P***' P'.®**’.,
materials for the liuilding. Pa
trons and friends of the si-hool
would do well to make a sacri
fice at thi.s time in order to take
Thursday and was passed Friday
by the senate. ^
The hill would merely release i|
the funds which witnesses have I
ties. He is now at libert'
^rmanent program rhaii-man to, Alvin Sturdivant, who was on the program at the meeting of!sented by Prof. Story. The versa-
sncceed W. .\. Rousseau, who has j,j Virginia on hiisini'ss Satnr- the .North Wilkesboro lodge of , tile after-dinner speaker spoke of
accepted a government position ,]yy ..tated upon his rettirn here the Junior Order tomorrow ithe real values, the worthwhile
-n Washington, at the semi- (),at from 2 to :! inches of .snow (Tnesdayi evening at ;io , contributions as compared witii
monthly meeting of the I,ions f,,]] Sat.irday morning at hide- o’clock. Lodge officials urge the'the sensational things which are
club Thursday evening ai Hotel pendence. j memhi is to he present. .often emphasized in the press.
■V\*nkes. - ^ I Rev. .Mr. .Armhrust delivered a
W. J. Bason, prr sideiit of the I A/^ A I DfTCIMI7CC OAITCCC D A most inspiring message to the
club, informed the luh that Mr | I I II III nni|>|> K £l I R group
Rousseau had written a letter of In attendance at the banquet
encouragement to the •hoys."' nnAinPAOT A P A IMCT P A I CQ T A V members of the county
taring that he intended to unite DllllMIyL/llJ 1 ijMLtjlJ llxAlbeard of education, members of
The money would be t*’® improvement In the looks
placed in the county general.®' ‘^® the,r efforts were
» J ■ , .Uni tab from being fruitless. '
fund for use in operating the' ^
, , , . The club will hold a
county s business. i . „ . j ,
Spainhour-Sydnor s store
iMr. A. F. Kilby, ot this city, j Friday and Saturday before East-
was a business visitor to Elkin er.
Friday. ' (Continued on page eight)
Home of J.S. Hall
Destroyed By Fire During
Night; Was Practically.
the Wilkesboro school board and
A ' dta
fci'ith the Washington club.
Rousseau was a charter/meniher, JJi ofuicast Heal’d Over Radio, J)j. CaSSel Soeaks
of the local club and sefrved as] Station WPTF On Fri- r
(^tpresident during the /enu of
0-31. . -
he invocation was ypoken at j The radio liroadcast over Sta-1 Member of Boy Scout Court | the following students:
' friends ot the school in addition
. __ _ , _ I f® students and their parents.
At Mountain-Park About 6.5 were present.
I Coach Day awarded letters to
WILKES COUNTY IS PLACED IN
OPTIONAL GROUP ON OLD TAXES
Thursday evening’s m+ting
!'I)r. J. S.. Deans. Bufo
WPTF. Raliegh. Friday;
by ■ tion
T. Hen-1 night in opposition to the sales!
had ' tax had the support of a number |
01 North Wilkesboro stores and
Dr. A. S. Cassel, a member ot I
Girls: Nell Hendi-rson, Nina
(Continued on page eight)
of Honor Addresses
_^ Scout Service
* ‘;arge of the program
Musical entertainir.Jnt featur- business men who contributed to; the Boy Scout Court ot ' E(JuCation Board
the program. Mrl. E- F. |lht *'und which made it possible. , j,p„}jg pj ^ gpy gyout service at
ithodes gave three vo] al .solos in Local contributors Baptist church ini
ler. while cards from M illard McDowell, , c i t t. i According to inforiiiariou re-
carnlin-i «urry county Sunday evening. He , . , _ , , , ..
Laioiina I reived from Raleigli, the naiiiea
a very delightful jnan
Prof Rhodes enterta ned with secretary of the .North
Tlolln numbers. Mrs. C. S. Sink .Merchants Association, notifying, used as his subject,
accompanied at the pi ano. ' them of the broadcast and the Oath and Law.’’
J. B. Turner and B R. Under- ' address was heard by many local | Accompanying Dr.
I Is Changed Back
wood' were guests at tke meeting.; people. ' Mountain Pgrk were Mrs. Cassel
Tweuty-ei^ht local Arms and and children and Mrs. Rossi
Eugene Wive and _ i business men made donations to- I Scroggs.
:>^^aughter Arriv« d Friday. ward the fund. They are as fol-
Rev. and Mrs. Eugene Olive | lows: ■ "r I
Gamewell Grange To Give
' Play at Ferguson Friday!
and daughter, Emily. We moved: R- E. Laughter. Rn^f * j
tnto tee Baptist parso: lage which » and 2nc Store, ?1.00; Spain-) -phe Gamewell Grange ot Le-
recentiy renovated\ and made j hour-Sydndr Co., ?2.00; Belk ,yji| visit the Ferguson sn-
eady for their occupancy. After 0«PartmeiU Store. $2.50; Harris j,qr(jjqqtg Grange Friday night,
- " - jjr] Olive asjBros., $1.00: J. C. Penney Cc ,; J(J^rch 31»t, and present a play.
th© election of Rev
pastor of the First Baptist church ' Sinoak Furniture Co., entitled "Black Beard's Chest."
Mrs. Olive and their llttj(e daugh-j $1-00; Moore’s Market, $1.00; |Tiie program will be given at the
ter coBtinued to mak'ie their, Auto Parts Co., $1.00; Pearson pgrgqggjj yvjjl
home at Chapel Hill until busl-i Bros. $1.00; Claude Pearson, be very interesting. No admis-
* s affklrs there could'be -
ged. They arrived
50c; The I.«ader Store, $1.00; E. gj^jj jgg charged, and the public
(Continued on page eight) |is cordially invited. - '■
of C. O. McXelll, R. R. Church
and I>. F. Shepherd have been
plneed in the omnibus bill for
nieiiibers of the Wilkes county
boarrl of education. They were
higli men in the Oemoeratlc
primary in June and received
the endorsement of the countj
A substitute slate eomposeil
of T. S. Miller; Mack 3Ioorc
and R. L. HickersOn had been
presented to the house suh-
eonunlttee on education, but
consideration of the omnibus
bill had not been taken up.
The switch to the duly endorsed
men was made the latter part
of the week, it is stated.
Mrs. Fred Gaithe**
Attends G. C. Meet
Homecoming Day and Aljim
nae Day at Green.sboro Col
lege Given Consideration
Use Own Judgment In
The home of Mr. J. S. Hall, lo
cated a short distance from the
city, was destroyed by tire about
midnight Tuesday night. All
members of the family we^ in
bed and they were awakened
I just in time to escape from the
i flames which were earing away at
' one side of the house.
To The fire had gained such head-
I way that practically nothing
I could be saved.
I It is not known whether the
Penalties on delinquent taxes loss was covered by insurance.
for the 'period from 1S27 thru |
1931 were abolished Friday by
... ».K„ithe general assembly in all ex-
The executive committee of counties of,the state. In j
P, E. Dancy Now SelPnv
Greensboro College Alumnae as-
P. E. Dancy, well known local
„ hnrn "*®*® couuties It Is optional with . business man, is again offering
sociation, meeting n 'I!®®®® .j Ithe county commissioners as. to j his many friends non-cancellable
Saturday afternoon n e o ce jj,e provisions of the bill' and non-restrictable protection
of the secretary. - ss Lare invoked. Wilkes county was against the deadly automobile at
the college, discussed ’
Brock, at me coubbc, u.o,-...™- placed in the optional group,
plan-s for homecoming day. May, counties except Rfch
6, and considered
for alumnae day. Mi
comes during commencement.,
, . In all counties except
a j mond and Pamlfco, overdue tax^
' I prior to 1927 were wiped from
Attention also was given to rou
Mrs. Fred Gaither, r of near
this city, who is a member
; the books. Taxes from then un-.
til, 1931 will be' payable over -a
period of five years with inwir-
a price that any person is able to
pay for such protection for a
period, of one year.
Mr.'Dancy is representing one
of the strongest companies-now
operating In the country. It l^a
^ The bill gives county and city
the Wilkes County pommisslotiers-authority to re
association, attended the meet-'
Dorothy DuU Dies
Dorothy Dula, three-year-old
quire payment of 1932 taxes be
fore accepting notes for preVlDUS
Counties in which
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S.-Jof the bill arq optional are Polk,
_ . . „ ..inima/i Alleirhiinv GTanvllle. Gaston. Ga-
Dula, of Ferguson, was claimed,AHeghany,.Granville, Gaston. Ga
by death Sunday. . Funeral, serv
ices .were held today by Rev. Ed
Miller. The child Is survived by
the parents and one sister.
tawbai Durham. NMh'. Edge
combe, Moore, Onilford, Person,
company that Is recognized
Its square dealing with policy
holders and prompt settlement
of all claims.
The company that Mr. Dancy
Is representing is the Federdt
Life Insurance Company, of
Chicago, which offers the peo^
pie an automobile accident policy
that gives broad protection for
only 15.00 a year; Mr. Dancy
will be pleased to give any one
: - V ■ ■ ; ■ U*-’' '
Surry and Wayne,