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^ VOL. XXIX, NO. 20
Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., MONDAY, DEC. 17, 1934 *
Is Being Set Up In
North Wilkeshoro
Bandita Get $2,500
Wlorcester, Mass., Dec, 16.—
Three armed bandits tonight
robbed the business office of the
woteester Telegram and Eve-
d!|^ Gazette of about $2,500.
KlUed By Live Wire
Hendersonville, Dec. 16. —
Conrad Henry Menecken, 15, son
of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Menecken
was electrocuted accidentally last
night when he touched a power
line while climbing a tree to ar
range a fireworks display.
Unemployment Insurance
Washington, Dec. 15.—An un
employment insurance plan und
er which the employer would
bear the full expense—by means
of a payroll tax—gained the ap
proval today of President Roose
velt’s economic security advisory
$»,000,000 P\>r PW.\
Chapel Hill. Dec. 16.—More
than $9,000,000 has been spent
in North Carolina on approved
PWA projects to date. Dr. Her
man G. Baity, state PWA admin
istrator and former dean of the
university engineering school, re
Paying Bills Promptly
St. Louis, Dec. 16.—A month
ly survey by the National Retail
Credit association shows that the
buying public, for the third con
secutive month, is paying bills
more promptly and buying more
from retail stores, the associ
ation reported today.
District Supervisor
Enters New Duties
Five Office Rooms On Sec
ond Floor Bank of Noi'th
Wilkesboro Are Used
Buslne.s.s Is Brisk
,«^w York, Dec. 16.—Business
ciJIckened its pace as it came to
the home stretch of 1934 this
week. Retail trade was stimulat
ed by favorable weather and
reached the best levels in three
or four years in many sections
of the country, as the crest of
the wave of Christmas buying
... approached.
Killed In Auto Wreck
High Point, Dec. 16.—Paul
Fields, eight-year-old son of .Mr.
and Mrs. R. D. Fields, of Greens
boro, route three, died this aft
ernoon at 2:30 o’clock at the
Guilford General hospital here
from injuries sustained when
the automobile in which he was
riding with his parents turned
turtle on the Jamestown curve
this morning at 1 o’clock.
Miss Victoria Bell, recently
named relief administrator* for
six counties with headquarters
at North Wilkesboro, arrived
this morning and has begun work
in setting up the district office
Five office rooms on the sec
ond floor of the Bank of North
Wilkesboro building are being
furnished for the relief office
and '•’lief officials stated this
morni ,g that the organization
will be able to begin operations
some time this week. Waller
Wynne, field representative of
the ERA, is assisting in the or
ganization of the district office.
Mr. Wynne slated this morn
ing that the other members of
the personnel of the office are
being selected and the positions
can be announced within a few
days. In addition to the admin
istrator the district office will
have the following key positions:
social service supervisor, dis
bursing officer. rehabilitation
supervisor and statistician, with
assistants and the necessary of
fice force.
Miss Bell wa.s named last week
as administrator by Mrs. Thomas
O’Berry, state relief administra
tor. Miss Bell is a native of
Wilkes County, being a daughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank
lin Bell, of the Ronda commun
ity. For several years she did j
social service work in Haywood
County and during the past sev
en years has been ddiiig the
same kind of work In Catawba.
She had been county relief ad
ministrator there since the be
ginning of the ERA in North
Carolina. She is well qualified by
training and experience to fill
the post as district administra
This district is composed of
Wilkes, Watauga, Ashe, Alle
ghany. Surry and Yadkin coun
Sorts Gold Ri#i
Los Angeles . . . George L.
Holmes (above), graduate of the
lUniveralty of Southern Califor
nia, whose new gold mine, The
Silver Queen, has started the
latest gold rush In the Mojave
sector. It is reported Holmes has
sold his mine to a South African
Syndicate for $3,500,000.
Headquarters For
Farm Census Are
Now Established
Enumerators To Begin Work
In This Congressional Dis
trict Jan. 2
Mrs. J. L. Clements’
Kinderkarten Class
Makes Window Display
X Predicts Passage B»nu.s
Washington. Dec. 16.—Early
approval of the cash bonus bill
by majorities in both house and
senate larger than necessary to
override a presidential veto was
forecast today by leaders of the
veterans’ bloc. At least ,300
house members and 70 senators
are pledged to vote for the caSh
payment of the bonus,’’ Repre-
• sentative Wright Patman. Demo
crat, Texas, today said.
A very interesting window dis
play for the holiday season is
that prepared by Mrs. J. L.
Clements’ kindergarten class and
now on display in a show wln-
! dow of Carter-Hubbard Publish-
' ing Company on Ninth Street.
The display consists of vari
ous kinds of toys, all of which
were made by the children of
pre-sehoo! age. The public is in
vited to look over the display in
order to gain some idea of the
training the children are giver,
in kindergarten.
Farm census headquarters for
the Second Census District of
North Carolina have been estab
lished at Lexington, according to
an announcement by D. J. Car
ter. district census supervisor.
Thi.s district includes the coun
ties of Anson, Davidson, Davie,
Hoke. Lee. Montgomery, Moore,
Riclimnnd, Scotland, It n i o n,
Wilkes and Yadkin.
The actual work of taking the
census is scheduled to begin Jan
uary 2. 1935.
William L. Au:j$in. Director,
Burea of Hie Census, urges all
farmers and ranchers who have
not received a sample copy of
the schedule to procure one at
the earliest possible moment so
that they may give careful study
to the questions and be pre
pared to give full and accurate
information when the enumera
tor calls. Copies may be obtain
ed by writing to the district
The schedule Is divided into
eight basic sections comprised of
one hundred questions covering
practically every phase of the
agricultural industry. Of course,
every farmer will not have to
answer $11 of these questions, on
ly those pertaining to his parti
cular lines of activity. The ques
tions will cover the calendar year
The enumerators will make
inquiry as to farm tenure; farm
acreage, which Includes all crop
land, all pasture land and all
farm woodland; the total value
of the farm; acreage and yield
of each of the principal field
(Continued on back page)
Teachers, P.-T. A. and Kiwanis Club
Are Entertained By Lighting Program
City Schools To Close _
Wednesday For Holidays
Quintuplet.'i Ciet Rum
few York. Dec. 16. — For
hl^mas, each of the five Dion-
^quintuplets of Callender. Ont.,
1 receive a miniature bottle of
Q, labelled ‘‘not to be opened
;il your 21st birthday.” A Ja-
ica firm, announcing tonight
t it had dispatched the gifts,
de no mention of the con-
versy Dr. Roy Allan Dafoe
J he had aroused in temper-
■e circles by Including rum in
infants’ early diet.
.Asks States To Help
Washington. Dec. 15. The
ministration was shown today
be using the prestige demon-
•ated at the November election
an unprecedented effort to in-
lence the states to enact laws
inforcing several phases of the
w deal. "With 42 legislatures
meting next month. President
(osevelt himself and prominent
smbers of his official advisory
mily have been urging state
rislation. t o facilitate NRA
de enforcement, provide for
lemployment Insurance, maxl-
jm hours and minimum wages,
d tp make the and hous-
I programs more effective.
\ortIi Wilkesboro city
sch(M>l will observe ChrLstinas
liolidays from December 10
until January 2, it was an-
nouncetl this morning by .SujU.
\V. D. Halfacre. Wednesday of
this week will be the last day
of .school until Wednesrtity,
January 2.
New Deal Fruit Store
Is Open For Business
Lighting Expert And Home
Economist Of S. P. U. Put
On Demonstrations
The New Deal Fruit Store,
new firm recently established by |
Mrs. Clayton Woodie, is now
open for business in the store
building between Princess Cafe
and City Barber Shop on Main
All kinds of fruits and nuts
(or the holiday season are being
sold by the New Deal Store. The
patronage of the ,>abiic is re-i
spectfully solicited by the firm.
Kills Four Hogs; Has
1600 Pounds Of Meat
A. R. Miller, well known res
ident of Vannoy postoffice, rings
up another record In hog killing
this winter. Mr. Miller butchered
four hogs, each one year old last
week, atd now he has 1600
pounds oi meat on hand—each
hog tipping the scale at 400
W. n. Alley, lighting special
ist, and Ivliss Addle Malone,
home economist of ftie Southern
Public Utilities Company, were
in this city the latter part of the
week and gave four programs of
much interest on “Conservation
of Eyes in the Home and in the
The first program was given
before the North Wilkesboro
Parent-Teacher Association on
Thursday afternoon. On Friday
at noon they gave a similar pro
gram before the local Kiwanis
Club. Dr. J. Henry Highsmith,
director of high school inspec
tion. was a guest of the club and
made some very complimentary
remarks about the program and
its benefits, concluding with an
invitation to Mr. Alley and Miss
Malone to give the same pro
gram before thg Wilkes County
teachers meeting at Wilkesboro
Saturday morning.
The program consisted of talks
by Mr. Alley and Miss Malone,
illustrated by slides showing the
right kind of light for conserva
tion of sight. Thd program was
very interesting and was well re
ceived by the Parent-Teacher As
sociation, The Kiwanis ciab and
(Continued on back page)
Wilkes Fanners j j ••Doctot to Quintupleta j
Only One Dissenting Tobacco
Farmer Out of About 250
Casting Votes
Ninety Per Cent of Com-Hog
Contract Sixers Want
Control Plan
Farmers of Wilkes county
enthusiastic over the present
policies of the agricultural adjust
ment administration, if the ballot
ing during the past few days is
an accurate indication.
Out of about 250 tobacco farm
ers in Wilkes county who have
voted so far on the question, “Do
you favor tax on flue-cured tobac
co for the crop year beginning
May 1, 1935, as provided in the
Kerr-Smlth act?” there was no
one voting "no” and the AAA
plan carried unanimously.
Polling places on the tobacco
quection were located at Denny-
ville schoolhouse, Little Mountain
schoolhouse and Oak Ridge school-
house on Thursday, at which time
more than 200 cast votes. Tobac
co farmers who did not vote on
Thursday may vote at any time
between now and Friday at the
office of County Agent A. G. Hen-
dren in Wilkesboro.
A recent referendum was held
among the farmers on the question
of whether or not the same pro
gram would be carried out in
1935 and 1936. Only those who
signed the contracts for this year
were eligible to vote and the bal
loting showed about 90 per cent
of the contract signers favoring
continuation of crop control for
corn and hogs.
It is conceded that crop reduc
tion b“nefit payments have greatly
helped many fanners, while the
corresponding increase in prices
of farm products is attributei to
reduction contracts and the allot
ment plan.
Wilkes county cotton farmers
voted preponderantly in favor of
the Bankhead law in the refer
endum Friday. The polling place
was at C. L. Comer's store.
Christmas Che^^om
Will Rimmber Needy
Children' At Christmas
Benelit S^ow On-
Ttiwi^&y Mimimg
Benefit Show On
Saturday Morning
Legion Auxiliary To Sponsor
Show For Needy; Admis
sion Will Be Food
On Saturday morning. Decem
ber 22, the Wilkes unit of the
American Legion Auxiliary will
sponsor a show at the Liberty
Theatre for the benefit of the
The admission price to see the
performance will be food. Any
person wishing to see the show
may gain admission by carrying
along a quantity of non-perish
able foodstuffs. The person at
tending may give as much food
as he or she wishes and can be
assured that it will be used to
a good advantage by the auxil
The show will begin at 9:30
and will consist of a number of
comedies with some of the most
celebrated comedy characters on
the screen. The program will be
especially adapted to children
and will also he very entertain
ing for adults.
William Barber
Is Game Warden
Took Up Duties As Warden
For Wilkes County Satur
day; Succeeds Mnton
William Barber, well known
citizen of Wilkesboro, has been
appointed game warden for
Wilkes County. He began his du
ties in that capacity Saturday,
December 15.
Mr. Barber will sell hunting
licenses and look after enforce
ment of game laws in Wilkes
County. He has designated
Moore’s Market as a license deal
er in North Wflkesboro.
Mr. Barber succeeds H. G.
Minton as game warden for the
county. Representatives of the
state department of conservation
and development were in this
city Saturday to administer the
oath of office to Mr. Barber.
go from Boston to New
in 1775 by stage required
“No Empty Stocking This
Christmas” Is Slogan Of
Cheer Committee
New York . . . The wonders
ol New York’s sky-scrapers fail
ed to Impress Dr. Allan g^^afoe
(above), Canadian country phy
sician, who brought* the Dionne
quintuplets into the world. He
came here to lecture.
Highsmith Tells
Teachers About
New Curriculum
Wilkes County Teachers Will
Work On Art In Preparing
Course Of Study
Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, of
the state department of educa
tion, addressed the teachers of
Wilkes County in meeting Sat
urday morning at the courthouse
in Wilkesboro. His address was
on the subject of "The New Cur
Prof. C. B. Eller, county sup
erintendent of scliooKs, presided
over the meeting. Prof. T. E.
Story led in singing “Silent
Night” and conducting the de
votional. W. D. Alley, lighting
specialist of the S. P. U. Com
pany, gave a most interesting
program on school and home
Dr. Highsmith was then in
troduced and told how teachers
of the state are to work out a
new curriculum for the schools
and that “Art” has been assign
ed to Wilkes. Each district com
mittee in the county is to work
out its part and submit its find
ings to the central product com
mittee, composed of Geo. M. Hill,
Miss Beatrice Holbrook and Mrs.
Pearl Hartley.
Prof. T. E. Story, secretary of
the Wlilkes County branch of the
North Carolina Educational As
sociation, reported that 175
Wilkes teachers had become
members of the state body.
City Licenses Plates
Are Now On Sale
Automobile license tags for
the town of North Wilkesboro
are now being sold along with
state licenses at the license bu
reau at the Yadkin Valley Motor
Company. Car and truck owners
in this city are reminded that
they must display city tags on
January 1.
“No empty stockings this
Christmas” is the slogan of the
North Wilkesboro Christmas
Cheer Committee, which was
formed lastsniKht In a Joint
meeting of committees from the
Baptist, Methodist and Presby
terian churches of the city.
At the suggestion of Mayor J.
A. Rousseau, W. D. Halfacre,
superintendent of the city
schools, called a meeting of the
pastors of the three leading
churches and organized tor
Christmas Cheer work. Each pas
tor named five members of bis
church to act as a committee.
It was decided that the Christ
mas Cheer activities this year be
restricted to children of families
on the relief list or in such a
way that all children can be vis
ited by Santa Claus.
This year the committee will
not make a drive for cash con
tributions but is asking that any
people who will donate toys or
fruits call Mr. Halfacre or Mrs.
H. V. Wligoner. Candies, nuts,
raisins, fruits and toys will make
up the Christmas packages for
the underprivileged children.
Benefit Show Tlmrsday
By special arrangement with
the New Orpheum Theatre a
Christmas Cheer Benefit show
will be given at the New Or
pheum on Thursday morning at
ten o’clock. W. J. Allen, manager
of the theatre, has arranged a
performance of especial Interest
for the children and the only ad
mission charge will be a toy for
each show attendant. The point is
emphasized, however, that the
toys must be in good condition
because the Christmas Cheer
Committee will not have time to
repair the toys before they must
be distributed to the children.
The committee wishes to ex
press appreciation to Mr. Allen
for putting on the show and asks
all who can to contribute toys
and attend the performance.
The committees from the var
ious churches are as follows:
Baptist—Mrs. C. E. Jenkins,
Mrs. A. P. Kilby, Mrs. A. H.
Casey, Mrs. C. B. Eller, Mrs.
Frank Tomlinson and Mrs. J. I.
Myers; Presbyterian — Richard
Finley, E. A. Shook. Mrs. Will
Blair, Miss Louise- Vyne, and
Mrs. Bess Gordon Finley Grier;
Methodist—Mrs. H. V. Wagoner.
Mrs. J. D. Schafer, Mrs. W. R
Newton, Mrs. J. M. Crawford and
Mrs. Lane Atkinson.
Headquarters of the Christ
mas Cheer work will be located
in the store building next door
to Spainhour’s Shoppe in the
Call Building at the corner of
B and Ninth streets.
Willkes County’s lino who
wore the grey in the War Be
tween the States grows ^shorter
and shorter, as shown by the
number of pension check* dark
of Court C. C. Hayes has reeefr-
ed for distribution.
The checks arrived last
are waiting at the office ot ikiA
of court for sixteen r^m*,
20 class "A” widows, 24^
"B” widows and one servazit.
The checks are for one balS
year and total S7.220. Howemr,
two veterans’ checks are made
out to veterans who have
swered the last summons sfnee
the June payment was aaad*.
Sixteen checks to veterans total
S2.920; 20 class “A’’ widows |S,-
000; 24 class “B’’ widows $1,-
200; 1 servant $100.
Mr. Hayes asked those who
are entitled to receive checks to
call for them at his office in the
Conference Od
NRS Held Here
Mass Meeting Held To Ascer
tain Sentin';ent Regarding
Continuation of NRS
A meeting attended by repre
sentatives of the city and coun-
ty^governments and other inter-
Everett Wiles Given Ten Years
In Federal Court at Greensboro
ested citizens was held at the city
hall on Friday night to ascertain
the sentiment of the people re
garding continuation of the Na
tional Re-employment Service, a
branch office of which is located
in this city.
■ H. P. Williams, of Raleigh, a
representative of the United
States Department of Labor, was
present and addressed the gath
ering. He explained many of
the benefits being derived from
the re-employment service. The
people present expressed them-'
slves as being in sympathy with
continuing the service.
The NRS was established as a
temporary onganization to han
dle eWA and PWA placements
and the entire cost is being borne
by the national government. 'The
service in North Carolina cost
the government $175,000 per
year and if it is continued the
state will be asked to put np
It is pointed out that the NBS
has a beneficial effect in localix-
ing labor on PWA projects and
prohibits contractors from bring
ing in their organized crews and
1 throwing employment away from
I local people. Those present for
j the meeting Friday liight stress-
! ed this point, especially in view
I of the fact that the Great Scenic
I Parkway, the project of
I the Public Works .Adtirnlstra-
Hauling I "’*** traverse Wilkes and
Pleads Guilty To Passing Counterfeit Money and naming |
Liquor; Confesses Killing Constable in Rock Creek Town-. counties,
ship; Expressed Willingness to be Tried on Murder Charge; l j £ Spainhour Back
Associates Get Prison Sentences | ' prom Buying Trip North
Everett Wjles outlawed for. asked that provdsion be made' ^ ^ Spainhour, head of the
three years fc^ the killm- of Con- whereby this could be done Judge g
stable C. A. Wyatt m Rock Creek Hayes sta.^d he would lend evcr>-
possible aid to have him returned,
if so requested by the state.
Dewey Wiles, brother of Ev-1 northern markets •
erette, and Boss Absher, were al.soi , V i, i.
found guilty of the charges tol 'V h.le on the tri.n he bought
township in fiis county, w'as sen
tenced in federal court at Greens
boro last \/eek to 10 years in the
federal penitentiary at Atlanta on
a chaige of counterfeiting. He
pleaded guilty to charges of pass-
, turned to this city from a buying
trip to New York City and oth-
which Everett Wiles pleaded guil-
vast quantities of
ing counterfeit money and trans-, ty. Dewey Wiles was given three
for the Christmas
porting liquor.
In one liquor case a fine of $200
and three years in Atlanta were
impos-:d. Each of three counter
feiting cases a fine of $1 and 1(
years in Atlanta prison were im
posed. the sentences to run con
The defendant stat’d to
years to Atlanta and a fine of $200.
Absher was let off with two years,
together with a $200 fine.
Wiles killed the Rock Creek
constable when he had gone to the
Wiles home to investigate charges
that Wiles had stolen an automo
bile motor. Many attempts were
trade. This
! merchandise is now arriving and
is on sale at Spainhour’s Shop
on the corner of Main and Nint&
Streets and at Spaiqhonr’s ohl,
location. 'A
the j made to apprehend him but all
court that he first got into trouble j were unsuccessful until secret
in Wilkes county with the shooting | service agents and Mt. Airy po-
Speedy -VoMon Ask^' -“•■'‘if
of a Wilkes county officer, follow-! licemen trapped him in a tourist
ing which he fled the country. He! cabin near Mt. Airy last summer.
later went to New York and ’
bought $1,800 worth of counter
feit money to sell and get money
to pay counsel in the
case. He also assumed
full re-
At that time he carried a large
number of counterfeit fives, tens
and twenties. During the past
year many counterfeit bills have
been passed in North Wilkesboro
a week; in 1835 by heat and rail, I sponsibility for the liquor hauUng,and vicinity. Mwy of these have
fifteen hours; in 1920 by auto
nine hours; and in 1928 by air,
two and one-half hours.
op-rations. He expressed willing- been traced to Wiles and those who
ness to return to Wilkes and stand
trial on the murder charge and
helped him, distribute the
New York, Dec. 16.—Speedy
action against Albert H. Fish,
wizened house painter who has
confessed the slaying six yeanr
ago of little Grace fiud^, was
planned by authorttl^' 'In two
jurisdictions tonight. In West
chester county, where the' 66-
year-old painter led pSfi^^o''th6
child’s Improvised gvaM the
ramshackle house whdK. he^^Mid.
be killed her and itl8iiie||)lji$H)il
her body, officials wertf-qelMdal-
ed to seek a ‘murder indlefnent,
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