^ A . YA«4«M(kAl ^ O .rv m Tfie JoTi^al-Pfciot has' blazed the trail of pr3^^ess^ t^‘‘Staf|F f”V'v Siv.- .. J -, VdL. xxm NO. 88 PaWshed Mondays aad Thursdays NORTH , N. Cv MONDATv SEPT. 11, 1933 fl,t>0 IN THE STATE—IUO OOT OP THE SI R, Lmreme Will Speak Here Thursday Evening on the NRA Anderson Begins Work As Acting Postmaster Here ;|No School Will at Hi Is Appointed To Job Un- tU Permanent Man Can Be Assigned President of Union Labor Federation Appearance Here Will Be Un der Auspices of Local NRA Committee .'ii. TO SPEAK AT 7:30 P. M. Everybody Is Extended Invi tation To Hear Speaker .3*,^.—On This Occasion Twin City Man Is T Bride Changes Mind HE IS NOT CANDIDATE —rw— —w- — ——- — — r J. H. Armbrast apd (Hhers Present DaC^Sa]^ ■ Tick*** For Chfldren To Bi Given Prindpato During Thin Week 4 ! Walker Succeeds Anderson As I Police Chief Until Ander- I son Returns Rev.J.H.Annbrust [ Told of Death b R, R. Lawrence, of /Winston-Sa lem, president of the North Caro- ^^na State Federation of Labor, will deliver an address on the NRA movement at the North Wilkesboro school auditorium Thursday eve-j ning-, September 14, at 7'30 o’clock. | The public is invited to hear Mr. I Lawrence discuss the NRA pro gram and business leaders are es-! pecially extended an invitation, j Mr- Lawrence ran for state com-1 missioner of labor in the primary j in 1932 and is widely known. He has been engaged in the printing bofiness for many years. The peopH wnll be greatly inter ested to learn more regarding the purposes and effects of the nation- I al industrial recovery administra tion and the auditorium is expect ed to be filled to capacity for the address. James M. Anderson, chief of police of North Wilkesboro for the past two years, took up his duties as acting postmaster at !the North Wilkesboro office this morning. The appointment of Mr. An derson as acting postmaster was announced Thursday from the office of the postmaster general at Washington. Mr. Andeison succeeds Captain Sermon Last Nigbt Minister Speaks To Congre gation On “Sill's Last Mile” At M. E. Churrch IT IS GRAPHIC STORY Rev. J. H. Armbrust, pastor of North Wilkesboro Methodist church who called upon Bryant Stone at state prison last Thurs- R. E. Walters who served as Janet Snowden, heiress to oil millirr.s, married a Prince after a -two-weeks courtship. Five days later she was living under her own name again and is reported as saying. “It was all a mistake. I don’t love the Prince.’’ Robbers of Bank At Taylorsville Sentenced to Die j postmaster for nearly five years. Mr. Walters was allowed to serve , for several mouths after his term I had expired. j The board of city commission- ! ers met Saturday morning and ' relieved Mr. Anderson of his du- I ties as chief of police until such time as a permanent postmaster is named and he returns to the service of the city. John E. Walker, city patrol I ir.an No. 1, was appointed acting Convicted of First Degree Murder In Alexander Su perior Court chief of police by the board. B. J. Robinson was named to fill the vacancy on the police force during the absence of Chief An derson. GREENS STILL AT LARGE Parents-T eachers To Meet Thursday Stevanoff and Black Will Die In Electric Chair On October 26 First Regular Meeting of the \ear W^ill Be Held In the School Auditorium ■ The North Wilk=>sboro Parent- Teacher Association will hold its first meeting of the school year Thursday afternoon at 3:45 o’clock.! The meeting will be held in the school anditorium. i An appropriate program is be-1 ing arranged and every parent and; friend of the school is cordially in- | vited to attend. I Wilkesboro P.-T. A. To Meet On September 21st The Wilkesboro Parent-Teach er Association will meet Septem ber 21 Instead of the coming Thursday, it was announced this morning. Patrons of the school are requested to take note of the change in date of the meeting. CANNON ASKS COURT TO REVIEW HIS CASE Washington, Sept. 8.—Bishop James Cannon, Jr., and his sec retary, Ada L. Burroughs, asked the Supreme court today to re view the decision of the District 6t Columbia court of appeals re- ' Wiping them to sUnd trial for indictment charging violation "Of the federal corrupt practices •ct. The federal government ob tained their indictment alleging they had failed to report certain ^ntrlbutions received in their .campaign against former Gover- ®OT-Alfred E. Smith in 1928. The District of Columbia Su preme court held the indictment detective, but the district court of appeals reversed this decision holding the Indictment good, and equlrliig the defendants to stand Taylorsville, Sept. 9.—R. E. Black and Mike Steveiioff. charg ed with shooting a bank cashier to death during ar, attempted bank robbery here July 29. were convicted of first de.gree murder by a Davie county jury late to day. Judge T. B. Finley sentenced them to be electrocuted at state prison. Raleigh, October 2 6. be tween the hours of 10 a. m. and 3 p. m. Both defendants received the verdict with apparent calm in the packed courthouse. Stevanoff turned and kissed his niece, the only relative who has been at his side during the trial. Black’s mo ther. Mrs. Mary E. Black, of Blacksburg. S. C.. who. with oth er relatives, has been with him throughout the trial, was not in the courtroom when the jury re ported. Davie County .lury The jury, selected from a spe cial venire from Davie county, deliberated but little more than two hours. The case was given it I Mr. Anderson, a native of ; State.sville, came _to North Wil kesboro ten years ago and for several years was connected with F. D. Forester and company, lo cal wholesale firm. He was ap pointed chief of police in June of 1931. He married a North M'll- kesboro girl, Miss Kate Forester, I daughter of Mrs. F. D. Forester. I He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. I Geo. R. Anderson, of Statesville. I Mr. Anderson stated in an In- i terview this morning that he is I not a candi-date for the perma- I nent appointment and expects to I return to his place as chief of the police department when the permanent postmaster is named, possibly within 60 or 90 days. W. I. Hall Passes At Purlear Home W. I. Hail, aged citizen of the Purlear community, was claimed 1 by death early Wednes.1ay morn ing. He was 90 years of age. Funeral services were conduct ed from Mt. Zion church Thurs day morning at 11 o’clock. Surviving Mr. Hall are four children, Jim Hall and Cline Hall, of Darby, Mrs. O. L. Pen nell, of Purlear, and Mrs. Lottie Welch, of North Wilkesboro. (Continued on back page) J. P. Mills Joins Newspaper Stafi Experienced Advertising Man Now Associated With Journal-Patriot Speed Action on Loans W'ashington, Sept. 10.—Henry Morgenthau, Jr., governor of the farm credit administration, said today the federal land banks are making au Intensive effort to act quickly on the 154,379 applica- 11 o n s for loans aggregating $714,157,000 on farm mortgages. He said the force of appraisers at the banks is being increased. trial. Grange Members To Have Pici [}nuid Occa.rion WUl Take At Smlthey Hotel In Wilkesboro t J: A picnic for all Grange mem- ers win be given at the Smith- y Hotel In Wllkeeboro Friday September 15, at 7:30 *cl^, Mr. A. O. Hendren an- ounced title morning. “Every Orange member, past, resent f>r prospective. Is invited J come and bring a basket iUed with eats," Mr. Hendren (^ted. -program has been arranged o. r, .Bretholl and T. W. Mr. J. P. Mills, of Statesville, an experienced advertising man and copy writer, has been added to the staff of The Journal-Pa triot and arrived last week to enter upon his new work. iMr. Mills has been engaged in the advertising business for 20 years. Before going with the Statesville Record at Statesville two years ago, Mr. Mills was ad vertising manager o f eleven stores of Sears-Roebuck & com pany. He is a married man and Mrs. Mills and their four children, Margaret, Betty, Shirley .and Bar bara, who are now at Statesville, will move here within a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Mills are members of the Presbyterian church. The addition of Mr. Mills to the Journal-Patriot staff gives the newspaper an additionaj ex perienced advertising man — who able to devote his time to the merchants and bus;; men in preparing their ad*' copy-.v . ‘ Bids On Wood For Schools Requested Bids Will Be Received From September 15 to Septem ber 23 At Noon Contracts to supply wood for the various schools of the coun ty will be let in the near future. County Superintendent C. B. Bl- I ler stated Friday. Bids will be received, begin ning Friday, September 15, to Saturday, September 23, at noon. No bids will be considered unless I they are filed at the board of I education’s office prior to noon ■ of September 23, Mr. Eller said. I The schools require several hundred cords of wood each winter and the usual arrange ment is for some person in each district to supply the necessary amount under contract. day at the request of the slay er’s family and who remained Friday to walk the “last mile” with him at Stone’s request, told the story of the electrocution of the Wilkes man to a large con gregation at the Methodist church last night. “I tell some of the intimate details of my contact with the doomed man with his authority," Rev. Mr. Armbrust stated. The minister, however, omitted the gruesome picture of the electro cution. “Do you still believe in capital punishment?” Rev. Mr. Arm brust said he had been asked since his return from Raleigh. “I do," he said was his reply. Choosing for his subject, “Sin's Last Mile.” the local minister said last night he hhd thought i the result of sin when Stone’ was being marched to the death chair. The consequences of violating the laws of God and man were foremost in his mind, he said, when the electricity was turned on to snap out the life of the Wilkes man. Mr. Armbrust quoted Stone as saying that “liquor, the very thing the people are clamoring for now. brought me to this.” “If I ha,’, never believed In prohibi tion, if I had never believed in temperance, if I had never be lieved in the Eighteenth Amend ment before I went to Raleigh and talked with Stone and wit nessed his electrocution, I would do so now," the minister declar ed. “How anyone can go to the polls November 7 and vote to bring back the thing which took Stone to the chair is beyond my comprehension,” he stated furth er. Rev. Mr. Armbrust explained that it w-as not through idle cur iosity that he saw Stone die. Only at the request of the doomed man and with the hope of carrying a message home people of Stone’s county did he go through the ordeal. Rev. Mr. Armbrust, who is chairman of the Wilkes Citizens Association, is expected to deliv er the sermon he delivered last night t o many congregations throughout the county during the anti-crime wave campaign now in progress. He Likes Hpo]^ Jy Is Returned To Wiftes County; Buried Saturday Electrocution Had Few Nice ties, Says Raleigh Corre spondent In Press have BIG ATTRACTIONS Fair Officials Worttng Eerer. ^ Whly To Comply AH Plans For Opentas j » • 1 ^ " "" m A school holiday on ¥aesday, September 19, the opening day FAMILY SAYS FAREWELL John Wade Gordon, 21, of Memphis, Tenn., was trying to make his way to San Francisco. . . . Near Petaluma an automo- i bile approached and stopped to ' give Gordon a lilt. It was former President Hoover, Gordon got the lift, a nice dinner and, at partinj, a crisp $100 bill. Wilkes All-Stars Triuiiiph Over Watai^a Stars Leslie Rhoades Hurles Bril liant Game'.To Turn Back Watauga Outfit GAME PLAYED AT BOONE I Home Runs By Billings and I Winfield' Cooper Aid Wilkes Leaguers Flower Show On Friday Evening Methodist Auxiliary Will Stage Show At Call Hotel; To Serve Dinner be Shanghai, China, has kdd’syst^ matic plapa for re-building Chapa, where fighting caused heavy age about a year ago. In addition to a flower show, the ladies of the Methodist Missionary auxiliary will serve a tempting dinner on Friday evening, Septem ber 15, from 5;30 to 7:30 p. m., in the Call hotel buildmg- A delici ous menu is being plann^, and tickets at 50c will soon be on sale. Following is a list of flowers to be displayed, for which first and second ribbon awards 'will be made: Roses, one variety; roses, mix ed. Dahlias, one variety; daiilias, mixed. Basket mlx^ flowdrs and bowl mixed flowers. Displays of zinnias, marigolds, cosmos. Flowers may be displayed in either baskets or bowls . and chief among the points considered' will be beauty of arrangement and size and perfecthm of blosstmts. The BiUe is printed in 623 lan- ‘guages and diaieeta. . The Wilkes League All-Stars defeated the Watauga League All- Stars 9 to 4 Thursday afternoon in the second of a three-game series between the two teams. The game was played on the Appalachian State Teachers college Held at Boone. Playing brilliantly afield and using their bats with telling effect in sharp contrast to their first ganie with the Wataugans a week earlier, the Wilkes boys completely outclassed their opponents. An eight-run rally in the fourth inning in w-hich Rob Billings and Winfield Cooper crashed out home runs drove Bingham, Watauga’s starting pitcher from the hill. Bill Lentz, who replaced Bingham aft er the local team had scored four runs, fared no better and before three men were out, four more run ners had crossed the plate. Watauga started the scoring with one run in the second and added three more in the third. Two mis- cues and four solid smashes gave the Wataugans their four runs. Rob Billings, first man up in the fourth inning, started the scoring for Wilkes with a home run over the right field fence. Gwyn Coop er singled and Winfield Cooper sent another one of Bingham’s slants over the right field wall. Allie Hayes then tripled to the gymnasium in left field and scor ed when the left fielder threw wild to third. That saw the end of Bingham. Before the rally could be halted, however, four more runs had been tallied. The game then settled down to a pitcher’s duel between Leriie Raleigh, Sept. 8—Bryant Stone, citizen of the Jungle, who was eonceived In it, brought forth and lived In It, met civilized North Carolina’s application of It in the electric chair today and North Carolina bumped him off exactly as he dispatched his son- in-law, Wayne Norman, of Wilkes county, Norman died when Stone found a crack In a smokehouse and brought the kinsman down with a well placed pot shot. He was a crude killer, this man Bryant Stone. The state went him one better. It fixed up an easy chair and sat him down in it. It blind folded him and held him tied with leather strops. It turned 2,- 300 volts Into his body. And then North Carolina turned the body over to neighbors who put it Into a truck and sent It 180 miles to be buried. The Wilkes man was the big gest fool who ever took the rap here. The jungle blood would show In his every- speech. He killed the man who ran off with his 15-year-old daughter and married her. Unquestionably the 40-odd years of fierce hatred to- w-ard men who overcome women, broke into a primitive fury. He assassinated his son-in-law, lied about It months on months and after confession of his crime could not talk about It without speech that reeked of this same jungle. Appealing for mercy he hissed the name of his daughter’s husband and established beyond an^ sort of doubt his absolute guilt of deliberate and premedi tated murder to which crime was added the lying in wait and the shot in the dark. Not greatly worse than a score of antecedents. Stone’s electrocu tion had as few niceties about it as any celebrated in these 24 years electrical displays. The at mosphere was morbid. Paul Yelverton, Raleigh under taker, was out there today. He had gathered up dead bodies for 20 odd years.'But when that old humming dynamo this morning took Stone’s life it was too much for Mr. Yelverton and he fell in a heap on the floor. “Do you want to say anything. Stone?” Warden Honeycutt ask ed him, and the Wilkes farmer shook his head. He then began to chant almost in a whisper “Lord have mercy on me. Lord have mercy on me.” It became a litany which his bound lips could utter only with difficulty. In the mid dle of the sentence Dr. Colpman gave the sign and the supulchral song ended. In 10 more minutes Bryant Stone was in the truck and going back to Wilkes county. North Carolina had beaten him at his own game. (Continued on back page) (Continued on page five) Deciding Game of Wilkes-Watauga Series To Be Play^ Here Thursday of the Great Wilkes Fair, was aa» nounced Saturday by Prof. Chel- sie B. Eller, superintendent of the Wilkes county school system^ The holiday was declared, Mr. Eller explained, in order to give the school children an opporttMir ity to take advantage of the priv ilege extended them by the Great Wilkes Fair Association to at-.y tend without cost on this day. No school in the county will operate on this day, Mr. Eller said. The superintendent said he regretted that no county school busses could be used in trans porting the children to and from the fairgrounds. Tuesday was designated as "School Children’s Day" by of ficials of the Great Wilkes Fair Association several days ago and tickets for the children are now ready for distribution to princi pals of all the schools. W. A. Rousseau, secretary of the asso ciation, has the tickets at his of fice In the D. & M. Blectric com pany store on “C” street between^ Ninth and Tenth streets. Princi pals are requested to furnish Mr. Rousseau the number of chil dren enrollsQ in their schools so that the package. of tickets for every school may be prepared. Principals should call for the tickets prior to Saturday eve ning, September 16. Mr. Rousseau Is also furnish--, Ing a half-fare ride ticket for each school student. Many free acts and other at tractions have been arranged and officials of the association arc working feverishly In an effort to complete all details in connec tion with the opening of the fair. The fair will be in progress four days, September 19-20-21-22. Eight DroWn As House Is Razed By Cloudburst Fort Thompson, S. D., 8ept. *10..^A 12-foot wall of water, sent tumbling down a creek by a cloudburst, swept eight persons to death early today after ■rip ping apart a small frame house In which they were sleeping.’'^ ’Two families were wiped out as the surging torrent, resulting from a 10-inch rainfall last night, smashed the tlTree-room bouse In Soldier creek without warning at 3 a. m. Five bodies have been recovered. The victims, all Indians, were Fred Lounner, janitor of a school; Mrs. Lounner, anl their four children and a couple named Laplant from Rosebud in Todd county. The children, three girls and a boy, ranged in age from 2 to 16 years. The five bodies were recovered as soon as daylight permitted search and word of the tragedy spread. Foor were foond along the creek bank, a short distance from the homesite and the other was taken from the Missouri riv er at Chamberlain, - aboot 20 miles soiftli of here. The bodies recovered were those of Mrs. Loudner,' her five' and 16-year-old daughters, seven- year-old son, and that of Mrf^ The third and deciding game between the Wilkes League All- Stars and the Watauga League AU-Stars will be played at the fairgrounds here Thursday aft ernoon at 4 o’clock. With one game each to their credit, the all-atar teams repre senting the leagues in the two counties are expected to furnish a battle royal in the final game. The game will be played be fore what is expected to be the largest crowd of the season. Manager Willard Cole, presi dent of the Wilkes Baseball league, aimoaiieed this mendiig that in all probabiiity the same team which playdd so enecmfnl- ly against-the Wataugans last Thursday will compose the start ing line-np. The following players are ask ed to report in uniform at the playing field at 300 o’cloOk: Carl Church, Gwyn Cooper and Winfield Cooper, of Purlear; Rob BaUngs, Coy Mlmgs,’Gil bert Pardne and ftemiie Tro«t- man, of North Wl&esboro; Lesr lie Rhoades,' of Millers Creeks Jimmie Henderson and Wayne Rnthoford, of Wilkeoboco: Phil Scroggs and Dayton Fergnson, ai Morevian Fa&; Johnnie De- bone and Gilbert Oabonw. ef Grier Mills; HonowclFand SNAKE TaLe Mr. Fred Marlow and his son, jLee, killed an unusnally Jaige rat- J. T. Joyce, of the O. O. Oemp. jtleanake on the mountain nears thrir home at (Bireatit Sunday- The reptile hi)d seven rattles and n .'button, mSaanred. 40 inclm long ’’and was seven Inehse asdnhd'. at one po&t. "TS I Stndies of ceiin|n,.lf«iican eae- tos plants an itlbig mimAt detft- 'mine whether.thrii liin jpsfgiljpB ^can be exploited cmmiMpeiBny. 4 Laplant. Search was continued for ttose'of Lourner, Laplant and a tw^year-old girl. .It was feared the missing bo-: dies were swept into the Mis-,^ sourl river, into which Soldier* creek empties about half a mlle^ from Loudner. Residents down stream as far as Yankton were ^ asked to be on the lookout. a a

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