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Three men armed ■with ma
chine guns held UP a railway
express agency messenger in
Huntington. New York. Friday
and made away with J2,000 in
»1 bills.
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President Rooserelt on his
way from Washington to Warm
Springs, Ga.. Friday viewed some
of the* progress being made in
the Tennessee Valley work and
laid plans for a broader national
power and land utilization pro
Three Die At Crossing
Enveloped by flames after the
gasoline tank of their truck ex
ploded after the machine struck
a train at a crossing in Green
ville Friday, three young men of
that city were burned to death.
They were David Ricks. J. T.
Dali and Wilbur Bowers.
Worry! Worry! Worry!
Denver. Nov. 18.—Delusions
and differences over the hours
of his odd-jobs duties, police
said today, led an Armenian rug
weaver to hack and knife to
death Mrs. Lillian Sarkisian, 51,
Denver business and society
Wants Party Vnity
New York, Nov. 18.—A plea
for party unity and an assurance
that Pre.sident Roosevelt will
continue to use "Good old-fash
ioned horse sense" despite at
tempts to swing him to the ‘left’
or "right" were put before the
nation tonight by Postmaster
General Farley.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. . In his
swing through the South to per
sonally Inspect the government’s
huge Tennessee Valley develop
ment projects and a stop at Har-
rodsburg, Ky., President Frank
lin D. Roosevelt paused here to
visit “The Hermitage" state-
owned shrine of the Old South,
the home of Andrew Jackson,
built in 192?. Photo shows the
lovely old mansion where lived
the former President Andrew
Jackson. Insert is of President
Roosevelt who has followed in
the steps of other Presidents in
visiting the shrine. The Presi
dent, enroute to Warm Springs,
made stops in Kentucky, Tennes
see. Alabama and Mississippi.
State 4-H Glob Director TeDs History
Of Famous Wilkes County White Com
The Ponus Que.‘:tion
Congressional leaders in Wash
ington are turning their atten
tion toward studying a plan to
effect a comprimise on the de
mand of veterans for cash pay
ment of $2,000,000,000 in bonus
c.ertiScates. It has been suggest
ed that a measure canceling in
terest charges on loans on tlie
compensation certificates be in-
Scout Troop 35
Benefit Show on
Monday, Tuesday
To I'ight .\bM‘ntee Ijtw
Raleigh. Nov. 18.—Republican
members of the general assemb
ly, taking a leaf from the Insti
tute of Government which closed
here yesterday, will open the
war on the ab.sei tee voters’ act.
according to news that drifts in
to Raleigh, and will seek its re
peal without a solitary excep
H*‘.yii»l(is Estate Split .
Winston-Salem. Nov. 18. |
Smith Reynolds' brother.s-si.sters 1
today proposed a distribution of |
the young .spor.sman's $25,000,- j
000 share of his Ca her’s tobacco
fortune whereby his two chil-,
dren would receive $15,000,000.1
bis widow. Ltlihy Holman Rey
nolds, $750,000 and the reraaind
er to be used for benevolent pur
Baptist Boy Scout troop num
ber .85 will sponsor the regular
shows at the Lihajyt MtefiiiJ'e on
Monday and Tuesday, November
26 and 27, and share in the pro
ceeds, the profits of that organi
zation to go toward equi/pping
the troop with uniforms or for
other worthy objectives.
The show will be "The Pursuit
of Happiness," a comedy-romance
of Revolutionary War days with
locale in Connecticut. The
includes such well known players
as Francis Lederer. Joan Ben
nett. Charles Ruggles and Mary
Boland and is a Paramount pro
duction. The regular admission
prices will prevail and on to
morrow the Scouts will canvas
the homes of the city ou a ticket
sale, at which time the public is
asked to get their tickets, if con
Tells Story of Wilkes Product
lu Dispatch to Press of
the State
The first five grades of the
North Wllkeaboro Elementary
school -will, beginning November
19th, observe Book Week. This
is such an Important phase of
education that th® state authori
ties request each year that cer
tain periods be observed for
creating interest on the part of
the pupils toward more and bet
ter reading. Several years ago
the local schools observed Book
Week for the high school library
and at that time added approxi
mately 1400 volumes. Nothing
was done at that time to Increase
the number of books for the
elementary grades.
A careful survey of the librar
ies in the first five grades shows
that the supply of reading ma
terial is very inadequate. Some
of the rooms have only four or
five library books. This kind of
books should not be confused
with the supplementary readers
that are required in attaining
the standard set for each grade.
The library books are known as
free reading material and are
for use by the children in the
rooms according to their own
interests and desires. In com
menting on the Importance of
free reading material, Supt.
Halfacre said this morning that
"much of the learning process Is
advanced by the Interest and
aptitudes of the Individual pu
pils. There is no finer device
(Continued ou page eight)
. iP’ive home-grown beat^es, 1« to 18 ywre old,
winners of snapshot contests, m their reweotwe gstncts are here for
thehr movie debuts. Left to right, Anne Kakper, Ewton, Coim.; ^e
Johnson, New York City; Harriet De Busaiwin, City; Nell*
Roads. Amanllo, Tex.; and, Madelyn Earle of Mney» S. C. ^
Boy Scoub To Sponsor and
RaiM Thanksgiving Dinner Fund
Going On 102 Years
L. R. Harrel, 4-H Club direc
tor for the North Carolina ex
tension service, this week mailed
in the regular farm news dis
patches to the newspapers of the
state a brief history of the de
velopment and record of 'WJIkes
County White Corn, a variety
originally bred in the Purlear j Ykfjjjjggboro Contest 1 week. He is C. H. Dennesen (a-
Beauty Election
On Friday Night
Jacksonville, Fla. . . . One of
Florida’s respected citizens cele
brated his 101st birthday this
Will Receive Free Trip
to State Capital
community. The article follows:
More than 40 years ago. D. V. j
Nichols, of Wilkes county, start-'
ed growing and improving a va-J
riety of corn known as Wilkes
County White,
This year his grandson. Quin-
ten Nichols, growing the same
variety, won the sweepstakes
prize at the State Fair, in com-Uj^^ widely known produc-
petition with 156 other entries.;
for the second successive time.
Through the years the Nichols
family has specialized in the
A beauty election will be held
at the Wilkesboro high school
building on Friday night. No
vember 2.1, at eight o’clock. The
presentation will be sponsored
by the school under the direc-
Hunting Season To
Opon November 20
Busl i ss liOOkinj( I'p
Y^tK. Nov. 18..—While
bankers, onilders and manufac
turers resolve anew to co-oper
ate to spur recovery, commercial
and industrial statistics reveal
the stirrings of renewed vitality.
Reports from farflnng sections of
the country the past week show
increased buying, new construc-
and expanded production
Wheat Checb
Licensed Hunters May Law
fully Seek Quail and Cot
tontails After Today
Are Distributed
partners Get Second 1933
Payment and First 1935
Reduction Payment
County Agent A. G. Hendren
has just received for distribution
to the farmers of Wilkes County
.checks for the second payment of
the 19.18 wheat reduction con
tracts and for the first payment
on the 1934 reduction.
W’hen 28 Wilkes fanners sign
ed up a year ago to reduce their
wheat crops in accordance with
the plan of the Agrlcutfural Ad
justment Administration it was
for a period of two wears.
Their first payment on the 1934
benefits (two fifths) amounts to
$•279" and the second payment
(one of contracts
amount to $109.18 to the 23
Any contract signers who have
not received their checks may get
them by calling at the office of
Connty Agent Hendren at the
courthouse in Wilkesboro.
Tomorrow. November 20, peo
ple in W'ilkes County and all
the state may lawfully take to
the fields in search of game, pro
vided that they have prooired
their county resident or state
hunting licenses, which are on
sale by County Game Warden H.
G. Minton and the places he has
authorized to supply the public.
Tomorrow .marks the open
season in North Carolina for
quail, cottontail rabbits and oth
er small field game. The open
season for squirrel hunting open
ed in October.
All hunters. Warden Minton
stated recently, must have lic
enses or are liable to prosecution
and he has stated his intention
to enforce the law. Although the
county re,sident licenses are much j
cheaper. Mr. Minton stated that
all who contemplate hunting on
a scale should get the com
bination state hunting and fish
ing licenses.
mg company.
bove), born in Denmark in 1833.
He was professor of botany at
the University of Copenhagen
and taught crowned heads of
Europe. He came to the U. S. in
1981 and has lived in Florida 24
Welfare Office
WiU Buy Books
development of a superior type
of corn.
Don Nichols, son of D, V. Nich
ols. joined a 4-H corn club at the
age of 14 years and began se
lecting bis seed according to the
instructions of state and farm
ers’ bulletins.
He exhibited his corn at the
county show that year. E. S.
Millsaps, then district agent for
the State College extension serv
ice, selectetl the best ear from
Nichols’ exhibit and told the boy
to select that type of seed in
the future.
When he started, his corn
yielded an average of 47 bush
els to the acre. During his last |
The winner will be selected by
p'jpular vote of the audience and ^
will receive a free trip j Pay Re^^ble Sum For
leigh to compete for the
wide prize to be given during
the annual teachers’ convention, j
at which time the prize will be a 1
free trip to the national conven-j
tlon ill New York City.
Second Hand Elemental^
School Books
Charles McNeill, county wel
fare officer, stated today that
l'n*connectioi7 wit"h'Vhe beauty !tHe county had authorized him
pageant Friday night there will | to buy a limited number of sec-
be a juvenile beauty revue and j school books to be
a program by local talent to j P'aced where the greatest need
round out an evening full of en-lis apparent among the destitute
 families of the county.
I .'S.cting On this authority he
Uncle Will Miller celebrated
his one hundred and second year
on Sunday, Nov. 10th, at the
year as a club member, his yield 1 home of his daughter, Mrs. John
had risen to 77 bushels to the I Reeves, who lives near Nathans
acre. ! Creek. Ashe county. Only tlie
Foodstuffs Will Be Admission
Price to Special Matinee
Saturday Morning
By arrangement with the man
agement of the Liberty 'Theatre
a special show will be given Tor
the children of this community
on Saturday, November 24tb at
9:30 a. m., by the Boy Scout
troupe of tb© Wllkesboros.
No admission will be charged
but it is established that the
price is to be non-perishable
food stuffs—all that Is necessary
to gain admission.
It is expected that no family
•will be in need of a sizeable
Thanksgiving dinner after this
performance as a well planned
program of comedies will be
shown. >
Laurel and Hardy, Mickey
Mouse, Popeye, Our Gang and all
the favorites of the children
comedies hav© been booked for
the occasion.
It is planned that the Boy
Scouts will distribute the bas
kets after they have been made
up and that many baskets will
be given.
It is the first time that this
has been undertaken by the
Scouts and they are to call from
house to house to the families
to have the performances well
attended. The children are very
eager to attend as they are anx
ious to witness such a show and
still be of help to the needy of
the community. Grown ups are
welcome to attend and the price
to them is the same.
Holiday Shoppers Matinee
At New Oipheum Theatre
Ted and Dwight Nichols, broth
ers of Don, joined the club when
they reached the required age
and started growing corn. They
have shown their com at coun
ty, slate, and national fairs, wln-
(Continued on page eight)
of Mr. Miller
close relatives
were present.
Mr. Miller is the oldest man
in Ashe county, and one of the
oldest in the state. As far as can
now be ascertained, he is the
oldest in the state.
stated further that he will buy
used elementary school books at
a reasonable price. Books to be
used from the first to the sev
enth grs''e are those needed
most by the welfare officer. Any
one who has any second hand
elementary school books should
get in touch with Mr. McNeill
at once because many children in
the schools of the county are
i still without books.
On every day except Saturday
from now until Christmas the
New Orpheum Theatre will have
in effect a Holiday Shoppers
Matinee from two to four in the
Special prices on this matinee
will be 10 and 15 cents and the
regular picture programs will be
More 'Hia& Score of MeMiqpi
Participate in Meeting’ at
Six Valuable
by Kiwanians;
Saturday was achievement^^!^
for members of the 4-H
clubs in 'Wilkes County
and about 30 gathered at
courthouse in Wilkesboro at t«i
Each club member had an w-
hibit of ten ears of corn to.ante
the corn show a successful fe»-
ture of the day’s program.'Wlltaa
County 'White, corn famous C*r
the premiums It has won at lo
cal, state and international fala
and expositions, held a consple*-
ous place in the corn show.
County Agent A. G^ ..
presided over the meeting
talks were made by Distrlet
Agent O. F. McCreary and Jazae*
M. Gray, representative of tko
Chilean Nitrate Company, wiM
urged the club members to seek
and t o have irreproacbaMo
Prizes were awarded to ifac
club members for the 1934 work
on the following basis for judg
ing: yield, 25 per cent; profit.
35 per cent; field selection oC
seed, 15 per cent; records, ZK
per cent.
The prize winners and donors
were as follows; J. Sherill Greg
ory, first, $5 by Chilean Nitrate
Company; Monzel Mastin, ace-
ond, $4 by North Wilkesboro ]Q-
wanis Club; Miss Jessie Parsoiui.
third, $3 by Chilean Nitrate
Company; E)dwin B1 lev line,
fourth, $2 by North Wilkesboro
Kiwanis Club; Paul Church, fif
th and Loyal Roberts, sixth, fl
'each by the North Wilkesboro
Kiwanis Club. Mr. Gray present
ed the prizes for his company
and Prof. T. E. Story, Kiwania
secretary, for the club.
In addition to the club mem
bers there were a number of
parents and interested peoido
present to view the show and to
hear the talks. -Mr. Gray stated
that the old objective In farm
ing known as "sell for moro
than cost” had been supplanted
by the slogan, "make for less
than the selling price.”
The program lasted for two
hours and County Agent Hen
dren treated the club membera
to a dinner at a cafe in Wilkes
boro and escorted them to The
Orpheum Theatre, where its
manager, W. J. Allen, issued to
each a complimentary pass to
the day’s show.
Women’s Democratic
Club Meets Thuraday
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Cranor. of
wy>st Jefferson, visited relatives
in the Wllkesboros Sunday.
(iimpaign Exijenditures
Representative R. L. Dough-
ton of the Ninth district report
ed Friday that he spent $1,065
in his successful campaign, 11st-
ine no contributions. Avalon E.
The Women's Democratic Club
of North Wilkesboro will meet
on Thursday, November 22, at
7:30 p. m. at the home of Mrs.
J. M. Anderson. An interesting
meeting is anticipated and ail
members are urged to be pres
W. C. T. U. To Meet
Local Chapter of the Woman’s
Christian Temperance Union
will meet Thursday afternoon,
3:30. at the home of Mrs. C. E.
Jenkins. All membera and oth
ers interested in the work of the
organization are asked to be
Hall. Republican candidate for
congress in this district, report
ed contributions of $40 and ex
penditures of $589.65. J. A.
Rousseau, candidate for judge
of the superior court, this j
trict, listed no contributions and'
expenditures of $300.
A terracing campaign to save
their good soil from washing
away has been started in Gran
ville county by a group of pro
gressive farmers. ©
Representatives of the North
Carolina office of the ’ Federal
Housing Administration were in
this city Thursday making ef
forts to establish a county or
ganization to speed the work in
A meeting for Wilkes and oth
er coun'.ies i n Northwestern
North Carolina was held at the
courthouse Thursday morning
at eleven o’clock but it was held
on short notice and very few
were in attendance. However,
were present evinced
a keen interest in educating the
people of the various counties to
the advantages of the Federal
Housing Act in enabling them
to modernize their homes, or
add such to their homes as will
provide convenience, comfort
and atractiveness.
Officials present in the meet
ing were W. H. Wood and Jack
H. Brown, of the Asheville of
fice for North Carolina district.
Mr. Wood is assistant organizer
usual sources—banks and build- j
ing and loan associations—and j
the government standF back of i
Basketball Practice
Wilkesboro high school toraor-
the loans 20 per cent. He told of! row will turn its attention in the
how the office in Asheville^ is [ fisld of athletics to organize
^nd Mr." Brown'is the FHA at- functioning and that the unem-1 •’asketball practtc© w-ith the in-
ployed in the building trade had i Icution of putting out a winning
been absorbed by the home own-: tssm this year. Many of last
ers who had secured loans and | year’s players are still in school
were modernizing their homes. Aland the prospects are good.
In the meeting two counties—
Yadkin and Alexander—were or
ganized .C. W’. Rider, of Boone-
vllle, was named temporary
chairman. The Alexander Coun
ty delegation was composed of
Harold D. Burke, who was
named chairman, and R. W.
Watts, Walter Childers, Thom
as Abemethy and W. E. Sloop.
Mr. Wood talked of the oppor
tunities afforded the home own
er under the FHA, whereby any
.home owners of good repute
could borrow money from the
talking moving picture was |
shown showing how commynl-
ties can carry on the FHA cam
Wi'ilkes ■was not represented
sufficiently to warrant organiza
tion in the meeting but Mr.
Wood stated that he would be
glad to come back and assist in
x>rg)anizlng .the county (at any
time that he was requested to do
Schoolmasters Meet
The Wilkes' County School
masters’ Club will meet this eve
ning, six o’clock, at the Wilkes
boro school building. Elach mem
ber is asked to be present.
The power plants generating
electricity from the Niagara
Falls section furnish light for
500 cities.
Discount On City Taxes
Until December First
Wj. P. Kelly, city clerk and
tax collector, is calling attention
of taxpayers of the town of
North Wilkesboro to the fact
that a discount of one-half of
one per cent is allowed on all
city taxes paid on or before De
cember I. .Many taxpayers can
effect a substantial savings by-
paying during the remainder of
this month.
AU-Stars First
City Basketball
Play C. C. Camp at High
School Gymnasium
The North Wilkesboro all star
basketball team will usher in
'tne 1934-35 season Thursday
night, eight o’clock, with a game
at the North Wilkesboro high
school gymnasium. The James C.
C. Camp at Purlear will furnish
the opposition and plenty of it.
The local team has much
good material in this section- to
draw from and it is expected
that a winning aggregation can
be gathered within a few days.
A small admission charge, will
be made for the men at 'the
game Thursday night. Th© gym
nasium is so arranged that tiMl
crowd can be conveniently taken
care of. Ladies will be admitted
Name Wanted’
A season’s pass will be glTen
for all home games to the Per
son offering the most snltii^
name for the team. Batik
wanting to offer a naiM vQI
find a box to depoelt .‘fitetmgsi*-
^u8 in at the high sohMt gym-

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