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    Preside Over Federal
V Term Beginning There On
Jf*" Mmiday Next Week
R^vlar Wilkesboro Term of
Pedml Court To Begin
November 19
In accordance with the request
•of Judge John C. Knox, of New
York city. Judge Johnson J.
Hayes will preside over a term
of United States district court in
southern district of New
the sessions to be held in
city beginning September
d continuing through Oc
tober 13. Judge Knox is the sen
ior United States district judge
In the southern district of New
York, in which seven other fed
eral jurists also are regularly
engaged in conducting court,
idge Hayes is United States
istrict judge in th© middle dis-
ict of North Carolina.
Judge Hayes has held two
previous terms of United States
district court in New York city.
One year ago he presided over
the trial of United States jjena-
tor James J. Davis, of Pennsyl
vania. when the senator was
tried in New Y'ork for alleged
violation of the postal laws. The
defendant, who was alleged to
have sent lottery tickets through
the mails, was acquitted by the
Twice earlier this year Judge
Hayes has gone out of his dis
trict in order to comply with re
quests that he hold federal dis
trict court in Michigan—in De
troit. He presided over the trial
of certain bank stock cases, suits
of stockholders of the First Na
tional bank, of Detroit, and the
Guardian National Bank of Com
merce. of that city, the bank
stock assessments totaling ap
proximately $35,000,000.
Upon his return to Greensboro
from New York city Judge Hayes
will proceed at once to Salisbury
to conduct the regular fall term
ofg^oiirt there starting October
15, with three other terms fol
lowing, in regular order, in Win
ston-Salem starting November 5,
in Wilkesboro beginning Novem
ber 19 ^nd in Greensboro start
ing De^mber 3. The regular
term in each case usually lasts
two weeks, so it is not expected
that there will be any rest for
Judge Hayes until after the De
cember term. During the last
few weeks he has conducted tw3
terms of court in his dlatrict—a
special term in Wilkesboro and
a regular term in Rockingham.
Washington—Above is a photo of President Roosevelt’s textile
mediation boardd at headquarters here in the effort to end the cotton
textile strike. Left to right, Marion Smith, of Atlanta, Ga., chairman
John S. Winant. of Vermont, and Raymond V. Ingersoll, of New York.
Below, ntaional guardsmen employing tear gas to scatter stiikers at
a textile mill at Greenville, S. C.
Textile Strike Situation Continues
Tense; Allied Workers May Walkout
J. T. NichoU Home
Destroyed By Fire
Home And Part Of Fur
nishings Of 1‘urlear Resident
.Yre Total
The home of Rev. J. T. Nich
ols. well known resident of the
Purlear community, was totally
destroyed by fire Tuesday after
noon. The flames were thought
to have originated from the
kitchen flue.
The fire gained headway, so
rapidly that it was impossible to
save all the furnishings of the
borne and the toss is estimated at
more than $2,000. which is a
total loss, there being no insur
ance carried.
About 400,000 Are Now Idle
as Result of Strike in
Textile Plants
Tax Foreclosure
Suits Starting
.Vnyonc Owing Rack Taxe.s Would
SaviJ .Money IJy Paying Be
fore Octol»er 1
Bible Classes To
Assemble Simday
County Attorney A. H, Casey
is now preparing tax foreclosure
■suits on all property sold for
ta.'ces for 1931 and prior years.
This is not optional with the
county but is a requirement of
the law.
All property owners whose
lands have been sold for taxes
would save considerable cost by
Washington, Sept. 18.—The
executive council of the United
Textile workers tonight author
ised the strike committee to call
all allied workers from their
jobs it such drastic action is
necessary to v,^n the nationwide
The decision was made after
an allday meeting of the coun
cil. Francis J. Gorman, strike
leader, said an additional 120,-
000 textile workers likely would
be ordered to leave their jobs by
the end of the week unless in
dustry agrees to arbitrate the
If industry does not yield, Gor
man indicated that workers In
rug, dyeing, underwear, rayon
and corset plants would be the
first added to the strike ranks.
Boartl Rushes Work
The strike committee moved to
consolidate its forces tonight as
the mediation board rushed
work on its recommendations to
President Roosevelt to end the
As the council went into ses
sion they received reports that
the Pepperell Mills, the largest
textile plant in Maine, had been
closed by picketers. The act add
ed 3,600 mill workers to the esti
mated 400.000 forced into Idle-
Union Meeting of Three Class
es At Sunday Schori Hour;
Will Hear Jenkins
Baptist, Methodist and Presby
terian Bible classes will assem
ble In the auditorium of the
First Baptist church at the Sun
day school hour Sunday tor a
union meeting, at which time
Dr. W. A. Jenkins, pastor of the
Methodist church, will be the
The exchange of teachers dur
ing the past month in the three
paying back taxes before Octob-. v -i. , n
, ..... ,K„ I ness by the strike.
K p t I Sporadic clashes occurred in
must be filed. ^ Eastern textile
ant C. H^/^Suson has ax
.sale certificates and will be glad ‘
to give full receipt to those pay
ing before the foreclosure suits
are begun.
Mrs. Ralph Bingham
Nominated For Office
In Watauga County
mday schools has been enjoyed
ery much. The union meeting
Sunday ends the program of ex
changes for the month.
Square Dance For
ToiiKWTow Night
WUl Be Hew At Deglon And
AaxUUry Clubhouse', Begin
ning At 8:SO
Tomorrow night (Friday) at
t:30 at the American Legion
ind Auxiliary Clubhouse is the
Jme and place for the next
iquare dapce.
Square dances are proving
NWdlar this season and the peo-
>le are invited to attend, dance
0 the tunes of good music and
injoy the occasion. Proceeds
:tom the 60-cent admission for
nen (ladles free) will be used
>y the l,^ion and Auxiliary In
lome of their commendable ac-
On Buying Trip
N. B. Smltbey, Joe Pearson
hd tlewey Parker, of'the Ckiod-
are la New York 010
•jreek baylagf niefehand^
fall a^d, wlaur sefwoaa.
Mrs. Grace Sherwood Bing
ham, widow of the late Attorney
Ralph Bingham, of Wilkesboro,
was nominated on the Republi
can ticket for clerk of the su
perior court in the W’atauga
County Republican convention
held in Boone Monday night.
Mrs. Bingham has many friends
here who congratulate her on
the honor and wish her every
success in the coming campaign.
Mrs. N. 0. Smoak
Gets Appointment
comparatively calm under the
menacing shadows of flashing
bayonets held by thousands of
National Guardsmen.
In Pasaic, N. J., 300 strikers
from the Paterson area battled
50 police at the Dayton avenue
plant of the Botany Worsted
ed only a few minutes. An or-
(Continued on page eight)
Conciliation Commissioners to
Aid Fanners In Handling
Their Debts
Home-Coming For
Friendship Church
Fifth Sunday in September
Set Aside For Gathering
Near Millers Creek
Receives Commission as Act
ing Postmaster at Wilkes
boro; To Begin Today
Sunday, September 30, has
been set apart as home-coming
day at Friendship church near
Millers Creek. Sunday school will
he at the regular hour, 9:46. At
I eleven there will be special mus-
Mrs. N. O. Smoak has receiv-
e d from Postmaster General
James A. Farley her commission
as acting postmaster for Wilkes
boro and will enter upon her
new duties today.
At a civil service examination
several months ago Mrs. Smoak
was second high on the eligible
list, M. F. Bumgarner, Republi
can, was highest, Mrs. Smoak
second and F. J. Hartley third.
Congressman Walter Lambeth
recommended the appointment
of MfS- Smoak as acting post
master and the appointment was
made promptly. The present
postmaster Is W. E. Lfnney, who
has held that office for the past
several years. , 1-
Twenty conciliation commis
sioners for a like number of
counties in the middle district of
North Carolina, each charged
with the duty of assisting agri
cultural debtors in his county In
the procurement of relief from
financial distress, were appoint
ed Tuesday by Judge Johnson J.
Hayes. Attorney A. H. Casey, of
this city, was named for Wilkes.
These federal officials will co
operate with farmers in obtain
ing authority to effect composi
tions with creditors or extensions
of time in which to pay their
debts, such assistance being
made possible under sections 74
and 75 of the federal bankruptcy
act as amended. Such farmers,
unable to meet their Indebted-'
ness, will file their petitions for
relief with the conciliation com
missioners, who, in turn, will
present them to the court.
Judge Hayes is completing the
list of appointments at this time
because it is his desire that dis
tressed agricultural debtors in
the various counties may have
benefit of conciliation commis
sioners’ services, thus avoiding
delay in such matters, so far as
the commissioners are concern
The work of the commission
ers is regarded as highly im
portant. They will. It is expected,
have the cooperation of the farm
debt adjustment committee ap
pointed by Governor Ehringhaus
and of the farm debt commit
tees of the various counties. All
of these activities evidence the
determination of the federal
government to make it possible
for financially embarrassed farm
ers to obtain relief either through
compositions with creditors or
extensions of time for payment
Oi their indebtedness.
Conciliation commissioners for
counties adjoining Wilkes are as
follows: Ashe, Joseph M. Pre-
vette; Watauga, T. E. Bingham;
Alleghany, R. F. Crouse; Surry,
David L. Hiatt.
Above is a photograph of Chick Young, North Carolina’s champion
race driver, and his car, which will be one of the many fast racers to
take part in the automobile races on the last day of the fair Saturday.
Speed Demons WiD Compete For Cash
And Honors In Auto Races On Track
Here Satiu*day, Last Day pf the Fair
Supreme Court Ruling
Against Election Ends
Row Over Constitution
Ickes Withholds
Final Decision on
Parkway Route
N. C. Speakers Contest With
Tennesseeans for Scenic
ic directed by Mrs. Fred Gaither,
followed by an address by Hon.
, L. Bumgarner, of Wilkesboro.
• Dinner and social hour from 12
until one o’clock.
In the afternoon the program
will be Informal. Several former
pastors of the church have been
Invited, and It Is expected that
some of them will speak. The
list of pastors include: J. M.
Heath, of Winston-Salem; D. J.
White, of Ronda; J. M. Wall.
Statesville: U. A. Dry, Salisbury;
D. W. H{iga, Montezuma; M. W.
(jastle and Luther Maness, of
West Virginia; S. N. Bumgar
ner, Harmony; and J. L. A. Bum
garner, Wilkesboro.
All friends and acquaintance
of former years, and of the pres
ent, are cordially “invited to
come, bring and'enjoy
.occasion. ^ -
Washington, Sept. 18.—The
bitter quarrel between North
Carolina and Tennessee over lo
cation of the Great Smoky Moun
tain National Parkway south of
Blowing Rock, was aired In
Washington for three hours this
afternoon at a public hearing be
fore Secretary of Interior Ickes.
With the large auditorium In
the Interior Department packed
to capacity and more than a hun
dred people In the corridors,
spokesmen for North Carolina
contended that If the parkway is
to be located on a basis of scen
ery then the route proposed by
the North Carolina Highway De
partment should be approved.
Spokesmen for Tennessee with
equal vigor and enthusiasm, con
tended that the route they pro
posed is Just as rich In scenery
as any other proposed route and
by any rule of reason and fair
play one-half of the parkway
from the Virginia line to the
park should be located In Ten
Feeling Runs High
Feeling reached a high Pitch
as speSkers for Tennessee charg
ed North Carolina was trying to
“hog” all the parkway and Tar
Heel spokesmen compared the
amount of money Tennesaee .al
ready has received from the na
tion’s ti^easury.
After listening to all speakers
with intent Interest, Secretary
Ick^ brought the- hearing te a
close around' 5 o’clock with the
statement that the question in
volved was of such tremendous
moment to both states that be
would not render a 'hasty decis
ion but would weigh carefully
the arguments made by both
sides. i _ >'•■
*T will try to decide U strictly
lipa,' its merits'and. may the 'ikwt
cause ’Win,” he asserted.
Raleigh, Sept, 1».—Four
Supreme court justices said
this afteJTioon that North Car
olina held a “general election”
in November, 1933, and that
it was “the general election”
so far as the 1808 state con-
.Htitntion is concerned. 'There
will l>e no election on the
substitute instrument in No-
' veiiiber.
Three Injured In
Auto Crash Here
Cars Driven Bs' Rufus Byrd And
Cecil Wiles Collide 4ln Streets
Of City
Three persons were injured
and two cars were badly damag
ed Tuesday night about ten o’
clock when cars driven by Cecil
Wiles and Rufus Byrd collided at
the intarsectlon of Main and
Sixth Streets.
With Mr. Wiles was his wife,
of this city. Miss Pearl Blalock
and Wayne McLemore, o f
Lenoir. They were traveling
west on Main Street and Mr.
Byrd, who was alone, was driv
ing north on Sixth Street when
Mr. Byrd’s car crashed Into the
side of Mr. Wiles’ machine. Mr.
Wiles was thrown to the pave
ment and when the cars had
stopped after the collision he
was lying beneath the other car
but was not seriously injured,
sustaining only a few minor cuts
and bruises.
Miss Blalock was more ser
iously injured. She was severely
bruised and jarred by the col
lision and is being treated at
The Wilkes Hospital. Mr. Mc
Lemore sustained minor injuries
and the driver of the other car
was unhurt. He was arreeted by
city officers to face charges of
speeding and reckless driving.
Conduct Service
On Sunday four members of
The Wilkes Evangelistic Club
conducted a service at Little
Richmond church In Surry coun
ty. Those taking part were A. S.
Cassel, H. M. Briggs, W. B. Ray-
mer and Dewey Minton.
Crawford Mills
Ready To Open
Six Events Wi3 Make Up Big
Auto Race Program; Be
gin at 2 O’clock
Everything is in readiness for
the auto races here Saturday at
the Great Wilkes Fair. Some of
the drivers who hall from dist
ant points are already in town
getting last minute adjustments
made before the big day.
Nothing has been left undone
to make this one of the most suc
cessful racing events ever held in
the state.
The track has been thoroughly
reconditioned and several of the
boys have stated that this track
will be very fMt, due to the fact
that the turn/have been proper
ly banked and straightways v.'id-
ened. The water -wagon will be
on hand to wet the track before
each event.
Much Interest has been shown
In the races as fair officials have
worked hard In obtaining the
best cars and drivers and are ex
pecting a banner crowd for Sat
The entries Include: Chick
Young, McDowell special, Drlta,
N. C.; Michael de Conea, Morton
Britt special. Daytona Beach,
Fla.; Frank Austin, Daytona
Beach special. Daytona Beach,
Fla.; Johnie Tadlock, Cragor
special, Norfolk, 'Va.; M. Peiter,
D. 0. Fronty special, Dayton.
Ohio; George Ferguson. McDow
ell special, Charlotte; M. P. Lipe,
Jr., Fronty special. Hickory;
Eldridge Tadlock, D. O. Fronty
special, Norfolk, Va., and others.
There will be six thrilling
events. Time trials start 2 p. m.
W. L. Darracott will handle the
flags, W. A. Leramond is chief
timer, W. A. McNeil and J. C.
Wallace will act as judges.
Pair In Progress
The Great Wilkes Fair opened
its ninth annual exposition here
Tuesday -With what appeared to
be a record' attendance. The
ojtening ' was auspicious with a
parade led by a batallion of light
artillery from the U. S. Army
Camp at Fort Bragg.
The exhibit hall Is filled with
good exhibits of the farms and
homes this year. Outstanding
among the exhibits were the gen
eral farm display and Grange ex
hibits. Clifford Moore took first
prize with his farm exhibit and
Ferguson Grange exhibit car
ried the blue ribbon.
On the midway are Marx
Greater Shows, the biggest mid
way attraction ever engaged for
the fair here with a large num-
(Contlnaed on page eight)
New Hosiery Mitts Here WiUj
Begin Operation About j„ — —
Ptet of ortober Hechon Board
Crawford Mills, now being es
tablished here by J. M. Craw
ford, owner and manager, will
Has Discussion
begin operation on or about Oc
tober 1, Mr. Crawford stated to
The hosiery mills, latest ad
dition to North Wllkesboro’s
manufacturing Industry, are be
ing Installed In the Palmer
building on East Main street. Mr.
Crawford purchased a complete
plant in Radford, Va., and has
installed it here.
Men’s half hose and children’s
anklets will be manufactured for
the wholesale market. Mr,. Crqw-
tord hopes to employ,, about fifty
people In his plirat..
Number of Citizens Heard On
Progposal To Divide' Three
Food Saks: Saturday
The Junior class of the North
Wilkesboro hl^- school will
sponsor a food sale oh Saturday
afternoon at- TomlinMn'e '’depart
ment store begianing at 2:80 o’
clock. Cakes, cohklM andi can
dies will be on sa^. The i)rpeeed« will go,toiih«''treaaiire of
the class.
Messrs James. Larfcln Pearson
and '-'VlI. .K,. Craft, . of Boomer,
made a business trip te.Wiastqn-|-
Salem and Greensboro Wedn^
County board of elections In
special session at the city hall
here Wednesday morning listen
ed to discussions by a large num
ber of Interested citizens on the
proposal to divide North Wilkes
boro township into three voting
precincts, Wilkesboro and Mul
berry Into two each.
The three townships above
wHl be split up 1H;Y aopordanco
with Instruction frhm the state
board of elections and a new
registration will be ealled in the
precincts affected.'
Members of the county board
:^esent for the meeting yester
day "were B. M. Brame, Jr„
chairman, and J. C. G^yson, sec
retary. Among those who appear
ed before the board to offer rag-
gestic^ on the dirisioas of the^
three 'towralPh. where . members
of both political partlM.
soon as the matter can be
‘ out the new precinct
County «id District NeodMaes
To Discuss PladUs
Party Hoad - *
A meeting of Republican leas
ers from all parts of WBkee had
some from adjoining conntlea
has been called for Friday night.
September 21, at the courthonaa
In Wilkesboro. Announcement ef
the meeting was made this imit,
by i. M. Brown, chairman of the
Republican party in Wllkeu.
county. '
W. C. Meeklns, of Henderson
ville, head of the Repubileaa
party In North Carolina, ■will be
honor guest and will address the
leaders with reference to plans
for the coming campaign.
Among the other party leaders
from outside of Wilkes who will
attend will be A. E. Hall, of
Yadkinville, Republican candi
date for congress, and Joe Wil
liams, of Yadkinville, candidate
for the state senate from the dis
trict composed of Wilkes. Yad
kin and Davie counties.
Chairman Brown stated that
the gathering will be a pre-cam
paign meeting and that all Re
publican leaders in the county
arc most urgently requested to
be present. The meeting will be
gin at 7:30.
In addition to the state chair
man, candidates for congress and
state senate, Republican nom
inees for all county offices
will be present to participate In
the meeting.
This will be the first visit of
the state chairman to Wilkes and
it is expected that a large num
ber of Republican leaders will be
present at the meeting to meet
the new chairman and to help in
laying plans for the campaign.
Named by Governor as Dde-
gate To National Recrea
tion Congress
Program B. Y. P.' U.
Meeting For
Chnrchee Asked To
gates To Meetingf At
Chnrch SuadAy
Extension work, BiyaBYHnrd.
of Cramerton.
Mrs. W. R. Absher
Is ^ain Honored
Mrs. W. R. Absher, who is
widely known for the Public
Child Welfare Survey she origi
nated In North Carolina as pres
ident of the American I.«gion
Auxiliary in the state, has been
appointed a delegate to the Na
tional Recreation Congress.
This assembly, composed of
delegates from the 48 states, will
meet in Washington on October
1st to 5th. It has as its aim the
promotion of state and national
parks and providing for com
munity, state and national play
grounds as an effort to educate,
the people in ways and meant of
utilizing their leisure 11 m a,
which has Increased by shorter
working hours.
The appointment of Mrs. Ab
sher as a delegate for North Car
olina was made by Governor J.
C. B. Ehringhaus. She Km ae^
cepted the appointment and will
attend the recreation congreas.
■ -P
Leaders In B. Y. P. U. work, te
the Brushy Mountain Baptist As
sociation have announced thw
program for the anoclatioaal
meeting to be held at ' Pilgrim
Baptist church near Congo 3ns-
day afternoon at 2:30, The pro
gram, which promises to be ad
much interest, is as follows; v.
Devotional, Miss Beatrice Ho^
Reports from dlstricf lea'den-
Reports on junior and inter
mediate work, Mias Marie M»-
Report on Rldgeerest, W. K.
Election of assoclatiohal otft-
cera. i
Inspirational mesrage,
Mable Starnes, of Baielgh,
All ehurchea in the aaeoriatloa
regardless of whether or .^^jsrt
they have actlne B. Y. P. ^ vt'a,
are asked to send delegatee.,'
Tern nddltlonte.
county farmers are [^ntteg
faifa this'fall; tome for-ti^e.
Ume, and others adding

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