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XXVIIL N0-‘ 79 Published Mondays and Thursdays ^'|iro3STSiWILICE!SBORO, N. C:, MONDAY*^^^AUG. 6, 1984
iWO OUT OF THE STAW j
,liway Chairman And Two
amm^ioners Hear Claims
. PROTEST RIVER ROUTE
nation Seeks Elkin-North
WUkesbonv Road On North
More than 500 people gathered
I,at the courthouse in -Wilkesboro
in the interest of the
EMorth.^ t isboro-Elkin highway,
~ rhich is^# be let for construc-
S. d. Jeffress, chairman, was
ompanied here by two other
abers of the state highway
ommission, Sigmon and MiDer,
I to holyd a hearing on the proposed
IxouteB of the road-
The survey as it now stands and
[posted in the courthouse in
[ wilkesboro. follows the Yadkin
I River from Elkin to Roaring River.
[The section of the county imme-
[diately north of the river is pro-
I testing the route and asked that
[the road be built in the ridge sec-
Itior instead of along the Yadkin'
I Talley via Ronda and Roaring
The protestants were represent-
[•ed in the hearing by Attorney J.
I'H- Whicker, who pointed out fhat
On Taxation At
No Decision Expected On Mages
Primary Contest Before Av^st 15
Tells How Ways And Means
Committee Drafts Federal
Hearing Held Thursday In Alexander County; Republican)
Voting And Fraudelent Absentees Charges; Attor- j
neys To File Briefs August ,10
Wagon Trail Queen
INCOME TAX LARGEST
Gives Three Requirements Fot
System of Fair Taxes In
New York . . . Within
days after 41 years old
Dooling (above), had been elect
ed head of New York Tammany
Hall he prevailed upon A1 Smith
to return to the Tiger told, heal
ing a breach more than 2 years
Rev. J. W. Bryant
Blows Head OH
With A Shotgun
Well Known Minister 0 f
Northern Elkin Committed
► fce ridge route was six-tenths of
mile shorter, could be construct-
i at a cost of $45,000 less than
I-the river route and that it would
[serve 00 per cent more people. A
-number of citizens of that com
munity spoke in behalf of a
[_«hange in the survey and the Ron-
and Roaring River committees
ere also represented.
'Chairman Jeffress announced
*iat five miles of the road along
he river route between Elkin and
^Ronda would be let and that the
tpedple of the northern route would
taken,care of by a road later.
It was pointed out that Ronda
Roa’ing River are community
ers^T-amall towns—and that
ral ^PfSools are located there.
Home Coming Day
At Union Church
Bl^'-hathering Planned At Union
MethodLst Church Sunday,
TThere will an all-day home
coming service at Union Meth
odist church on Sunday. August
12. People of that community
pticipate a very enjoyable oc-
^iion and the public is Invited
Following is the program as
has been outlined for th© day:
9:45. Sunday school.
10:15 Address of Welcome, C.
Response. J. R. Henderson.
10:30 History of church,
Wink D. Hackett.
’l0:45 Testimonial service.
11:15 Special music.
11:30 Sermon. Rev. T. J.
12:00 Dinner on th© grounds.
1:30 Reassemble, song by the
1:45 Talk by the pastor. Rev.
2:18 Talk. Troy Culler.
Elkin, Aug. 2.—Rev. J. Welbom
Brj'ant, 63. widely-known Baptist
minister of the old school, ended
his life this morning at 7 o’clock
in a room of his home two miles
out of Elkin by firing a load from
a shotgun into his forehead, blow
ing off the entire top of his head-
His lifeless body was discovered
by his wife and foster son upon
their return from the barnyard
where they had been feeding the
A coroner's inquest held ,thisi
morning resulted in a suicide ver
dict. It was brought out at the
inquest that the gun had been
fired by means of a stick wedged
against the window frame near his
The tragedy is a shock to a mul
titude of friends of the wideiy-
beloved veteran minister. He had
served as pastor in rural commu
nities since he was ordained to
preach the qo.spel in 1904.
During his ministry he had
served churches over a radius of
jO miles, filling as many as seven
appointments a week. Because he
was th“ only preacher in Western
North Carolina who regularly rod-*
to fill his numerous regular
appointments he had been featured
in news stories all over the United
States. He always carried an um
brella to protect him from the ele
ments since suffering a suni.troke
14 years ago. No pastor in this
section was in such constant de
mand for funeral services and
G. L. Burnett Is
Succeeds G. R. Duncan, MTio
Was Transferred To Work
jl 2:30 Special music.
” 3:45 Address. G. B. Price.
Benediction, C. P. Crysel.
r© Conduct Revival
Green Wingler and son,
PT David Cleary, of Kan-
rpoUs, are visiting relatives
d friends in the Vannoy com-
inlty. Rev. Mr. Wingler is con-
ictlng a revival meeting at
Sergeant G- L- Burnett, of the
state highway patrol, is stationed
in North Wilkesboro now. He took
up his duties here Thursday.
He succeeds G. R. Duncan, who
has been transferred to Sylva.
The system now being carried out
by the state highway patrol calls
for an exchange of patrolmen at in
tervals of several months.
Sergeant Burnett is married. His
family, wife and one child, will
move to North Wilkesboro within
the next few weeks.
HOME CHAIR EASILY
DEFEATS CCC TEAM
Is Back In Jail
,ped About Four Months
Arrested By Jailer
Raymond Cleary, one of the
group who escaped from the
l^lktw jail about four months
•go, Is again behind the bars.
t. Cteary was arrested at the
of Mulberry creek at the
of Jeff Ballard Sunday
an by Jailer J. b'. Sheets
j"-j. H. Alexander.
^^0l»ary was placed in Jail about
BMntlis. ago on a larceny
The Horae Chair Company
baseball team easily defeated
the team representing th© James
CC Camp in a diamond contest
at the fairgrounds Saturday aft
ernoon. The final count was 11
to 2 in favor of Home Chair.
Crook and Davis hit for the
circuit for Home Chair while
other members of the team also
hit the ball hard.
Batteries for tbe game were as
follows: Home Chair—Crook.
Livingston. Pardue, Davis; CC
Camp——Byrd, Joyce, Black, Wil
Dr. W. A. Jenkins, R. G- Finley
and ]W. D. Halfacre returned
Thursday from Aquone, Macon
fishing, They report a successful
In an address befor© the North
Wilkesboro Kiwanis Club Fri
day, Representative “Farmer
Bob” Doughton, chairman of the
powerful ways and means com
mittee in the national congress,
outlined requirements of a just
Equitably imposed, honestly
collected and wisely and econom
ically expended, are the three
principles mentioned by the fam
ous national figure in his ad
H© cited figures to show how
revenue from various sources
fluctuates. The Income tax,
greatest yielder of all federal
taxes declined from $2,400,000,-
000 in 1928 to a comparatively
meagr© $750,000,000 for 1933.
The second largest revenue
producer pointed out by the
speaker today was tobacco taxes,
which does not fluctuate so much
and which during th© past year
Judging from present indica
tions several days will elapse be
fore the state board of elections
will be ready to render a decision
as to the victor in the seventeenth
judicial district judgeship nomina
Following a hearing here on
Wednesday of last week and a
hearing at Taylorsville Thursday
into alleged irregularities in the
run-off primary June 30, the state
election board ordered attorneys
for J. A. Rousseau and J. H-
Burke, candidates, to file briefs
with the state body not later than
Friday, August 10.
No decision or statement will
come from the state board until
after the briefs are studied, it was
indicated by the board.
The board’s session at Taylors
ville, which opened at 10:30 o'clock
Thursday morning, was largely
taken up with- the presentation of
statistics of alleged voting irregfu-
larities in Alexander’s 11 voting
precincts. The only deviation from
this procedure was the occasional
introduction of a witness who
would corroborate and testify in
greater detail to facts set forth in
affidavits presented by counsel for
the two candidates.
The contention was by the
Wilkes candidate who alleged that
over 600 Republicans supported
Burke in the Alexander run-off
primary. It was further alleged
that 659 absentee votes were cast
“by authority.” or that the great
er portion of the 648 absentee bal
lots were prepared and signed by
persons other than the electors.
Attorneys for Rousseau filed.af
fidavits with the board for the
purpose of showing that Republi
can electors aided Burke in the
Democratic contest and that Burke
supporters secured absentee ballots
on a large scale and voted them by
the a^ority of a specially pre
pared Etherization statement.
Each Township Probed
Each township was taken up in
turn and figures tending to sup-
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sent in to federal government I
The third largest source of
revenue is the tariffs with $240,-
000,000 for the past year and
which amount is only about 50
rer cent of normal. He told
about exci.se taxes, which are
levied only in a time of emer
gency. During the past year such
taxes yielded $38,000,000 to the
Commenting ^,n the system of
finding revenue “Farmer Bob”
told what satisfactory w'ork it
13 Schools In
Other Schools Will Begin
On Wednesday, Au
Brother J. C, Grayson
Is Elected Solicitor
Thirteen schools in Wilkes coun
ty started on Wednesday, August
was fot his committee in vaca-jj^ according to information ob-
tion time to be able to dig upjtained from C. B. EJler , county
superintendent of schools-
$417,000,000 in revenue
had previously escaped through
loopholes in the previous laws.
He stated that as a citizen of
North Carolina that ho was in
terested in state taxation and
that he suggested that a commit
tee similar to his in the house otlQj-ggj^
representatives get together be
tween sessions of the legislature
and work out a suitable scale of
taxation and have it prepared
without a swarm of lobbista.
This, he .said, was the system
used in Washington.
The latter part of his address
was devoted to roads, and more
especially the Scenic Parkway
which will follow th© Blue Ridge
mountains in northern Wilkes,
Alleghany and Ashe. He stated
that this project was the great
est thing that had ever been pro
posed tor this part of the coun
The program at the meeting
Friday was given under the di
rection of J. B. McCoy, program
chairman for the day.
Guests were Rev. John E.
Marion, of Cullman, Alabama,
guest of Rev. Eugene Olive:
John T. Hoyle, guest of J. R.
Finley: H. H. Morehouse, guest
of Rev. C. W. Robinson. C. T.
Doughton returned as a member
of the club.
The thirteen schools now at
work are Big Ivy. Shady Grove,
Sheppard, Oak Grove, Pine View.
Roaring Gap, Hay Meadow, Sum-'
mit, Concord, Piney Ridge, Hen
drix. Plum Ridge and Hunting
COMPANY A LEAVES
Company A, 105th Engineers
of the North Carolina National
Guard left Saturday for the an
nual summer encampment at
Camp Jackson, S. C.
Two weeks- will be spent in
military training and athletic
activity before the return to
North Wilkesboro on August 20.
The schools which started Aug
ust 1 are elementary schools with
out any interlocking transporta
tion with central schools and are
located in communities in which
th'? citizens desired the early
All high schools and the remain
der of the elementary schools will
begin the term on Wednesday,
August 29, exactly four weeks later
than the earlier opening date.
This uniform program of the
J. Luke Grayson, prominent
Mountain City. Tenn., attorney,
was elected solicitor over two
opponents in the election held in
East Tennessee Thursday, Au
gust 2nd. Mr. Grayson is a bro
ther to Mr. J. C. Grayson, of this
In the primary held several
weeks ago Mr. Grayson was high
man in the race. He polled much
strength ail over his district
composed of Johnson, Carter,
Washington and Unicoi counties,
running particularly strong in
his native county.
Mr. Grayson is a Republican,
and his opponents were Ray
mond Campbell, son of Judge
Campbell, of Elizabethton, and
M. L. Chalkley, prominent attor
ney of Johnson City. His elec
tion is for an eight-year term,
and it is the first time that
Johnson county has furnished a
solicitor for the district in over
The newly-elected solicitor is
well known in this city where
he has visited on several occas
ions, and his friends here, as
well as those of his brother, will
be highly pleased to learn of his
Pocatello, Id. . . . The 100th
Anniversary of the founding of
Fort Hail on the Old Wagon
Trail here is to be presided over
this month by Queen Kerma Kel
ler ’(above), college sophomore.
E. B. Barkley,
Is Now Facing
Arrest Made By Federal Of
ficers At Tourist Cabin In
Slayer of Wilkes Constable
Carried Over $1,000 In
Was Former Mayor and Post
master Here; Funeral
Held This Morning
schools was worked out for the . . , ,,
convenience of the teachers and three-wee s mee ng
the county superintendent, in or- 'he Salvation Army In
der that payrolls could be made Ninth street came to a
out on uniform dates- Commence
ment dates will be the same in the
Revival Progressing At
Arbor Grove M, E. Church
A series of revival services be,-
gan at Arbor Grove Methodist
church near Millers Creek last
night and will continue through
out this week or longer.
The pastor. Rev. E. P. Green,
will be assisted in the meeting
by Rev. Roy P. Jones, of Monte
zuma. Services are being held
each evening at 7:45. The hour
for the day servic© will be an
nounced du|^g the meeting.
The public bilk a most cordial in
vitation to attend.
It required 36 years to com
plete the Washington monument.
E. B. Barkley, pioneer citiz
en, former mayor and former
postmaster of the town of North
Wilkesboro, died at th© Call Ho
tel Sunday morning. He bad
been seriously ill for several
Mr. Barkley had been making
his home here since the advent
of the railroad over 40 years
ago. During these years he had
fitted himself into the activities
of the town and community and
had become one of the best
known citizens in Wilkes county.
The life of Mr. Barkley is best
summed up by the following ^abin.
obituary, written by Henry Rey
nolds and read in the funeral
service here this morning.
“With the passing of Edward
Brevard Barkley, the already
small list of North Wilkesboro’s
pioneer citizens becomes one
less. Outside of the few who
were born on the plantations
which were later to becom© the
site of the towns, Mr. Barkley
was among the first citizens.
His coming was In connection
with the railroad, which is us
ually taken to mark the town’s
beginning. In fact, his first ap
pearance here was in the ca-
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close Sunday night.
The evening services were
well attended and considerable
Interest was shown in the meet
ing, which was conducted by
Charles Cook, of Statesville.
Those in charge of the meeting
wish to express to the people of
the city and community their ap
preciation for the kindness i
shown and for the
Open To Public
Everybody Invited To Attend
Announcement is made this
cooperation ' v^eek by- Mrs. S. L. Homewood,
from all who helped in the meet
ing in any way.
26 EARS OF CORN
GROWN ON STALK
High Point, July 30.—Ben
Ridge, who rides a motorcycle
for the High Point police depart
ment, learned he was a farmer
extraordinary today. He found
in his garden, and has placed on
public display, a stalk with 26
ears of corn on it.
Yadkin County Jury Will Try Tilleys
For the Murder Of Leoda Childress
The question of whether
five members of the Tilley
family will be convicted or ac
quitted of the murder of Leoda
Childress on December 30 will
be decided by a jury from Yad
When tbe case was called this
morning i n Wilkes superior
court Judge John M. Oglesby or
dered a special venire of 125
men summoned- from Yadkin
county to report tomorrow morn
ing at 9:30. • ^
Tbe defendants are lir. and
Mrs. W. W. Tilley, their two
sons, Luther and Clyde Tilley
and Mrs. Luther Tilley. State
witnesses, who will be on hand
Wednesday morning for the pur
pose of giving evidence in the
case, number around 100.
Solicitor Jones, who has un
earthed a net of evidence with
which he is determined to se
cure a conviction, will direct the
prosecution, assisted by Parks
Hampton, of Elkin, and J. H.
Whicker, of the local bar.
At-the'request of Solicitor
Jones state witnesses will meet
at the courthouse
morning at 8:30.
The elder ’Tilleys and their sons
are represented by J. H. Burke,
of Taylorsville, and A. T. Grant,
of Mocksville. Mrs. Luther Tilley
has retained Eugene Trlvette
and J. F. Jordan, of the local
bar and J. E. Holshouaer; of
Tbe case has attracted wide
spread interest since the day the
Childress foater-chUd was' found
dead In the TiU^ home, titoi
through tbe hea^i'
demonstration agent for the
county, and Mrs. G. G. Foster,
relief director, that canning
demonstrations now being con
ducted by the home demonstra
tion agents are dpen to the gen
eral public as well as relief
Mrs. Homewood was sent to
Wilkes by state authorities . to
work primarily among relief cas
es but the demonstrations she
is conducting are open for all.
The very latest methods iu
preserving food are being dem
onstrated by Mrs. Homewood.
Food will be canned in the dem
onstrations where people take it
to the place of her appointment.
The following appointments
have been announced for this
Tuesday, August 7th; 8:30 a.
m., N. G. Slonestreet’s, State
Road: 1:30 p. m., Mrs. J. N.
Wednesday, Aubust 8th: 8:30
a. m., Ronda—place to be an
nounced; 1:30 p. m.i Mr. J. B.
Rose’s home, Benham. ~
Thursday, August ,^9th: 8:StO
a. m., Pleasaht Home school;
1:30 p. m., Roartiig'River, place
to ho announced. , ,
FrldW.!Augi»t 10th: 8:80'*.
A., Unehln Heights‘school; 1:80
p: m„ MlUef MbOol, CaU..
Mount Airy, Aug. 5.—Everett
Wiles, 34, alias H. E. Prnette,
outlaw wanted for murder In
Wilkes county and by federal au
thorities for counterfeiting, was
'taken alive and without serious
injury by local officers and one
federal agent in a raid upon •
tourist cabin at McGraw's tourist
camp five miles north of this
city and just across the Virginia
line. The raid occurred about 4
o’clock this morning. Bass Ah-
sher, 29, Wiles’ companion, was
captured at the home of H. D.
Gillespie, about two miles south
of tbe camp on the Fancy Gap
road, where he was spending the
night with his wife. The officers
seized $1,010 in counterfeit |10
and $20 bills which were in
Wiles’ possession at the time,
and the gangster’s automobile
which Absher had with him, con
tained moulds, ladies, drills, and
other complete equipment for
counterfeiting and bank robbery.
Wiles is wanted in Wilkes for
killing Constable C. A. (Nath)
Wyatt on March 25, 1932, in
what is known as the “cutthroat
ridge” section north of Hays.
A picked squad of officers sur
rounded the tourist cabin just at
the foot of the Blue Ridge
mountains where the outlaw was
known to be spending the night,
and R. E. Liv^rence, Mount Airy
police chief, and H. S. Boyd, Sur
ry county chief deputy, covered
the inmate from a window with
a tear gas gun and an automatic
shotgun. Lawrence commanded
him to surrender, and when he
reached for a gun under his pil
low and started to shoot, fired
two tear gas bombs into the
Wiles was struck and
slightly injured by one of the
wads from the tear gas gun.
While he was covered from
the window, L. 0.^ Padgett, fed
eral agent, M. C. O’Dell, deputy
sheriff, and J. I. Snow, .Mount
Airy policeman, entered the
room and took him prisoner.
The officers had been warned to
take no chances with Wiles, fed
eral authorities describing him
as one of the most dangerous
outlaws wanted by the govern
ment at this time. He had been
traced for two years by the fed
eral agents, and he and Absher
were represented as having pos
sessed machine guns when they
left Winston-Salem some time
Absher was taken immediate
ly afterward at the house on the
Fancy Gap road. It was thought
that the house, which was und
erstood t^ have undergone re
pairs recently, was being pre
pared to'serve as a base of oper
ations Jor the counterfeiting
gang. The automobile was found
at tbe rear of the house and con
tained counterfeiting equipment
and tools used for bank robbery
and blowing heavy safes.
Wiles was found to have
passed counterfeit money at Nor-
vale Crags, a summer resort 80
miles west of this city, last MOB-
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Meeting For Teachers Now At
Work In School Will Be
C. B. Eller, county superintendent
of schools, has announced that on
Tuesday, Angust 28, a teachers’
meeting will be held at the Wilkes
boro school building.
The meeting will begin at 10 *.
m- and will be only for the tetrhOT
who are to begin work on tile fol
lowing (lay. in tiie schools ofi the
On Saturday, August 11,/at 10
a. m., • teachers’ meeting V
held for the teachers who
refuiy at work in the schools ,
began August 1.
Matters of grave importaae* to
the sdioid work during the owhlg,.
term wfil be taken up aai oH
teachers lue required to attsA
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