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Published Mondays “and Thursda3r8.:^%^*'^. HOI^!TH MARCH 11, 1935
lUed la ColliBion
cktnjsliain. March 8.—Miss
;le Maner, 19, was killed
night, and her brother,
, 23, seriously injared
,^whien "Me motorcycle on ' which
they w%e riding collided with a
'track driven by Bruce Dawkins.
tVoinan Ends Own Life
Using a sawed-oft shotgun.
Mrs. Flora Katherine Livengood
Smitherman, 3.6, wife of J. A.
Smitherman, ended her life Fri
day afternoon about 4 o’clock in
the attic of her home In South-
fork township, Forsyth county.
Killed In Ante Wreck
Charlotte, March 8.—J. B.
■Williams, farmer who lives on
the Pineville road, was killed
and Oliver Furr, truck driver for
the Horton Motor Lines, injured
In a collision of Williams’ auto
mobile and a truck driven by
Furr two miles east of Matthews
early today.
Asks Entire Support
St. Louis, March 8.—An ap
peal for the same type of “whole
hearted” co-operation with the
President that characterized the
beginning of the Roosevelt ad
ministration, was made tonight
by James H. Jones, chairman of
the Reconstruction Finance Cor
|L Ihrisoners Take Sheriff
Greenville, Ga., March 8.—
Five prisoners escaped from the
Merriwether county jail here late
today and took Sheriff C. H. Col
lier as hostage on their flight.
The prisoners overpowered the
sheriff and took his gun from
\ - him 'after breaking a lock on
^^beir cell door.
.Another I/oag OutburSl*’"
Washington, March 8.—Term
ing Hugh S. Johnson the "pam
pered ex-crown prince,” and as
serting the new deal looked
more “like St. Vitus dance” than
' * government to him. Senator Hu-
P. Long slashed verbally
Thursday at Johnson in particu
lar and the Roosevelt adminis
tration in general.
MIA Is Denounced
■Washington, March 8.—Bit
ter denunciation of NRA’s effect
■upon small business by Sena
tors Borah. Republican, Idaho,
and Glass, Democrat, Virginia,
tonight brought to a close a day
of running debate over the re
covery law which started be
tween Donald Richberg and
members of the senate finance
Murders ■Storeki'lpper
Raleigh. March 8.—Ray Blay
lock, 23, was In jail here to
night charged with the murder
of J. J. W’^ilson, 65-year-old store
keeper. Blaylock was arrested
Obis morning shortly after Wil-
in*B body had been found lying
on the floor of his one-room
store, his skull fractured by sev
eral blows and an unfired pistol
beneath him.
Justice Holmes Buried
Washington. March 8.—Close
by his hero comrades, former
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
slept tonight in the hallowed
ground of Arlington National
Cemetery. His body was placed
to rest beside that of his wife
yvffi comitanion of long years in
a eheltered spot near the foot of
the sloping hill that runs down
to the Potomac from Lee-Curtis
Number on Relief
Washington, March 8.—The
PERA gives the number of fam
ilies receiving relief under the
general relief program during
lanuary as 4,633,840. The num
ber receiving relief during De-
»mber was 4,394,496. The num
ber of families receiving relief
;n North Carolina increased from
65,621 in December, to 68,698
in January. The percentage of
Increases w'as 4.7 per cent.
Air Minded Chicken
Kinston. March 8.—Eugene
awkins had a narrow escape
om disaster yesterday when a
in flew into his automobile and
srehed momentarily on his
Bad. The car scattered a flock
r chickens near here. A panlc-
trlcken fowl which attempted
I fly across the road in front of
le maciiine missed and flew in-
i the car instead. Hawkins lost
MBtrol and the car ran down the
do of a ditch for 60 feet before
uras able to stop It.
Hendren Pleads
For Improvement
Of Wilkes Farms
County Agent. Points To Low
Average Production Per
Acre In County
More Fertile Soils Essential
For Successful Farming,
Hendren Says
In a statement Issued for pub
lication today, A. G. Hendren,
farm agent for Wilkes county,
made an earnest plea for more
fertile soils and better farm
management in ordet that crop
yield average may be raised to
the point where a farmer can
earn a decent living from his toil
and the soil.
Hendren's Statement
Fiease give me space for a
few statements and suggestions
that I hope may be interesting to
some at least. I know figures
are dry and not very interesting,
but I must use a few to tell what
I wish to tell at this time:
We had, in Wilkes county in
1933, 5,125 farms. On these
farms were planted 40,290 acre.s
in corn that averaged 19 bush
els per acre, or 765,510 bushels
—worth 76c per bushel—making
$581,788.00, or $14.44 per acre.
The same year we sowed 7,751
acres in wheat, which made 11
bushels per acre or 83,261 bush
els, w'orth $1.00 per bushel—
$83.261.00—$11.00 per acre. The
same year we sowed 6,77 4 acres
iu rye that made bushels
per acre or 60.966 bushels, worth
98c—$59,757, or $8.82 per acre.
Our government asked that we
reduce our corn crop for 1934,
so being a patriotic people we
tried to comply with the request
and took out of production 4 64
acres, leaving a little leos than
Now, folks, we must increase
our-COEB,, vjfjd par-^ra—.if .. yi
feed our people and livestock. It
is said by the best authority that
we must make at least 30 bush
els per acre on the acres we now
plant if we supply our own de
mands. If we increase our yield
(Continued on page eight)
Wilkesboro Boys,
Mtn. View Girls
County Winners
Finals In Basketball Schedule
Played At Local Gym On
Thureday Night
Displaying fast basketball and
a spirit of intense interest Wil-
kesboro boys and Mountain View
girls defeated the runners-up in
games here Thursday night to
win the county basketball cham
pionship and the trophy awards
made by the schoolmasters club,
which sponsored the athletic pro
gram among the county high
The finals were played before
a large crowd of fans. Wilkes
boro boys, western division cham
pions. defeated Mountain View,
eastern champions, by a score of
26 to 13. Mountain View girls
defeated Mount Pleasant girls
23 to 21 in an extra period.
The victory of the Mountain
View girls won for them the
county trophy for three succes
sive years, an honor very rarely
attained. They suffered but one
defeat in three years of county
schedule play.
Following are the scores of
the championship games:
Wilkesboro Mountain View
J. Garwood (7) (1) D. Holder
Linney (2)
Minton (6)
Wiles (2)
Kinlaw (6)
(6) C. Holder
(2) Brown
(2) R. Holder
Wilkesboro, A.
Garwood; Mountain View, John
son (2) and Henderson.
Mountain View Mt. Pleasant
Haynes (12)
Rhodes (7)
R. Pendry (4)
V. Pendry
*(11) Elledge
(6) Andrews
(4) B. Church
H. Church
V. Church
Substitutes: Mountain View,
Wiles and Carlton; Mount Pleas
ant, Baker, Blevins and Mather-
Both champion teams have en
joyed good seasons this year.
The Wilkesboro boys played
through the schedule with only
one defeat while Mountain View
girls had the same record and
scored ajtotal of 179 points to
99 for opponents.
HOLMES dead:
Former Supremei Court
Justice, And Great
Liberal Passes
A favorite photograph of Oliv
er Wendell Holmes, age 93, who
died at his home in Washington
last week.
Water Works
Here Accepted
As Completed
Contractors Ordered Paid In
Full; Provision of Con
tracts Met
and installed by Tim BlMdt Build
ing Company anffthe R. D. Cole
;ted ^ met
>ntnriAii cilSQr
City commissioners in regular
March session last week accept
ed as complete the improved
water works system constructed
Tjm lSH46t I
ilTThe R. D.
Manufacturing Company,
The city is now using the
three elevated tanks and the
other improvements affected
raisyife«Stejp _ contn
which were' financed by a loan
and grant from the Public
Works Administration.
All the commissioners, S. V.
Tomlinson, I. B. Pearson, Hoyle
M. Hutchens, R. G. Finley and
Dr. R. P. Casey were present in
the meeting with Mayor R. T.
McNeill and W. P. Kelly, city
In addition to routine matters
the board discussed a number of
matters of public interest and
ordered that application be made
to the FERA for approval of
projects calling for street im
provements. Graveling Trogdon
avenue between Hinshaw and
Trogdon Streets and from Hin
shaw to Woodlawn were two
projects for which approval was
asked. Approval is also sought
on a project calling for grading
and shaping the grounds about
the city’s water works system.
Bus Route Hearing
Set For March 19
Greyhound Lines Direct
Connection To State Capital
A hearing on a route for the
Greyhound Bus Line which
would link Wilkes with Raleigh,
has been postponed until March
19th, according to officials of
the company. The hearing before
Commissioner Winborne was set
for Tuesday of last week, but
had to be deferred on account of
The proposed route would give
direct connections to Raleigh,
via Greensboro and Chapel Hill,
leaving her© about 9 o’clock, and
arriving in the capital city a-
round 1:30 in the afternoon. A
return trip would be possible the
same day.
A number of Wilkes people
have been invited by the Grey
hound company to attend the
Colored Boy Is
Killed By Auto
James Alexander Dies From
Injuries Received When Hit
By Automobile
James, 12-year-old son of Tom
and Nora Alexander, colored, of
■Wilkesboro, was killed almost in
stantly Saturday afternoon when
struck by a car driven by Lee
Horton, white.
The boy was skating near the
home of bis parents when he was
hit by the car. He was carried to
the hospital here for treatment
but died within a short time
from injuries received. Funeral
and burial services were held
this afternoon.
Sen^e JIay Be
Appropriatimi Bill Passed Ly
House Last Week With
Little OnMedtion
WOULD COST 875,000
Provides Localimtiom of La-
SerHce To
Lower house of the general as
sembly passed a measure last
week providing for an appropri
ation of $75,000 to cooperate
with the federal government in
maintaining the present re-em
ployment service as a perma
nent institution.
The National Re-employment
service was instituted in con
junction with the eWA and PWA
by the federal government as a
temporary affair but was later
reorganized as a more nearly
permanent organization. The
state of North Carolina was di
vided into districts and a district
office for five counties, Wilkes,
Alexander, Watauga, Ashe and
Alleghany was set up here with
R. L. Wooten as director. Until
the end of 1934 jobs had been
found by the office for over 2,-
000 individuals. A total of 400,-
000 unemployed registered at
the offices in the state and 165,-
000 were placed.
Heretofore the federal ’ gov
ernment had furnished all the
expense of the offices but under
the new plan the state was asked
to furnish half. The bill passed
in the house last week would
pro^de for the state to pay $75,-
OVO, which is half the estimated
cost of maintaining the service
in the state.
With unemployment insurance
in the limelight and regarded as
a future certainty, it has been
BuggQBted that the re-employ-
mpn^V^ffice furnish the machln-
Twqf jMji^pitwonfleU . carrying
out the provisions of such a
I’rivate Placeincnt.s
Mr. Wooten stated in an in
terview today that the re-em
ployment service is not only for
placing people on PWA jobs but
that it is a service for public
and industrial use. Anyone want
ing labor of any kind and at any
price they can afford to pay,
whether in private or industrial
employment, may apply at his
office. Recently he had an in
quiry from a manufacturer want
ing a number of people exper
ienced in shirt making. If there
are any of those in this section
wanting work they should regist
er at the re-employment office,
which is located in the c'ty hall.
Prajrer Services
To Precede Series
Of Meetings Here
>Icllio!ists To Conduct Series Of
•Meetings In Homes of The
City Wednesday
Beginning with Wednesday
evening the North Wilkesboro
Methodist church will hold a
number of cottage prayer meet
ings in different homes for the
next few weeks. These meetings
are being held prior to the se
ries of services to be held in the
church just before Easter.
The city has been divided into
five areas, with two leaders for
each' section. The leaders and
dtvisons are as follows: No. 1,
northeast section, Mr. W'. G. Ga
briel and Mrs. Murphy Hunt;
No. 2, Southeast section, Mr.
Howard Wagoner and Mrs. W.
A. Fulp; No. 3, Southwest sec
tion, Dr. A. S. Cassel and Mr.
Dewey Minton: No. 4, West cen
tral, Mrs. Z. O. Eller and Miss
Prances Cranor; No. 5, north
west section, Mrs. R. E. Faw and
Miss Ruth Colvard.
Homes in which the services
are to be held Wednesday eve
ning at 7:30 o’clock are: No. 1,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe White; No. 2,
Mrs. W. P. Horton: No. 3, Mr.
and Mrs. I. E. Pearson; No. 4,
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Raymer; No.
5; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Faw.
All members of the church are
urged to be present for the ser
vices in their own area, and a
cordial invitation is extended to
anyone else desiring to attend.
Thursday Last Day ,
To Si^ Tobacco
Reduction Contracts
Thursday of this week will
positively be the last day for
signing tobacco crop reduction
contracts, County Agent A. G.
Hendren said today. This does
not apply to allotments as they
can be 'signed later, he explain^.
Former Yank^Ftc^r Signs Ckmtract as .Vice Pre*ide»t of
Natii ' * ■ "
fattoiial League Club"
Court C(H
Gild Oi
No Cases at Public Interest
Called So Far; Mii«v
Cases Disposed Of
Seven True KDs Charging
Capital Offenaes Retnhied
By Grand Jury’
Boston—“Babe” Ruth (left), got a new baseball thrill when he
signed a three-year contract with Judge Emil Fuchs, whereby he be
came vice-president and assistant manager of the Boston (N. L.)
Braves. Boston fans greeted the Babe by the thousands in welcom
ing him back to the town where he started his major league career
21 years ago. *
Are Laying Plans
For State Grange
Convention Here
In September of This Year;
Hope To Increase Mem
bership In County
Executive committee of the
North Carolina State Grange and
other Grange leaders have al
ready begun to lay plans for the
state convention to be held in
North Wilkesboro in September
of this year.
T. W. Ferguson, a Grange
deputy, attended a meeting in
Greensboro last wjgjsk, at which
time various matters pertaining
to' the next convention of the
recognized leader among rural
fraternities were discussed.
Mr. Ferguson stated on his
return from the meeting that
representatives from all sections
of the state indicated that there
will be large delegations attend
ing the convention here. The to
tal Grange membership in North
Carolina now is around 8,000
with every indication that there
will be rapid gains before con
vention time. More than 500
delegates should attend the con
vention here.
It is recalled that Wilkes was
the first county in the state to
organize a county Grange and
that the foundation laid several
years ago was the groundwork
for the present Pomona Grange,
which is very much alive and ac
It is pointed out, however,
that a drive will be made to fur
ther organize the rural people of
the county into subordinate
Granges between now and Sep
tember, at which time it is hoped
that there will be a large repre
sentation of the rural people
lined up with the Grange to wel
come the hundreds of delegates
who will attend the convention.
There are now four subordin
ate Granges In the county, ’WR-
kesboro, Little Mountain, Fergu
son and Boomer. A county of
this size and population, accord
ing to belief of Grange leaders,
should have at least two more
subordinate Granges in central
ly located communities.
Alfred Matjiis
Kill^ By Truck
Six-Year-Old ChUd Falls Be
neath Wheels of Father's
Truck; KiDed Instantly
Alfred Mathis, six-year-old
son of Mr. ar.d Mrs. Robert Ma
this, was killed almost instantly
Saturday afternoon near their
home on route 2, Wilkesboro.
The accident happened when
the child fell from his father's
truck and a wheel passed over
his body.
In addition to the parents
there are six brothers and three
sisters surviving: Fred, Abra
ham, Marion, R. G., Wake, Don,
Margaret, America and Annie
Funeral and burial services
were held this afternoon at An
tioch church.
Dr. P. C. Hubbard left yester
day afternoon for Jacksonville,
Florida. H® will retnm Wednes
Salesman Found
Dead Sunday In
His Room Here
Coroner’s Jury Renders Ver
dict of “Death From
Acute Alcoholism”
G. W. Bloomer, local traveling
salesman for the American Snuff
Company, was found dead In his
room In this city Sunday morn
Ing. It was reported that he had
been under the influence of
drink, tut had retired to his
room about nine o’clock.
..Immediately after ,'the ' body
wair''found, Solleitn“'^'®iJte R.
Jones, Coroner I. M. Myers and
other officers, started an Investi
gation, but action was held un
til relatives of the deceased
could arrive here from Bidson
and Rogersville, Tenn.
At seven o’clock Sunday night
a coroner’s jury was empanneled
and upon the advice of Dr. A. J.
Eller, county health officer, and
Dr. J. H. McNeill, the jury or
dered an x-ray of Bloomer's head
as there was some evidence of
foul play. The x-ray and close ex
amination of the head by the
physicians failed to disclose any
abrasion or fracture and the
jury rendered a verdict that “the
deceased came to his death on
account of “acute alcoholism.”
The coroner’s jury was com
posed of J. G. Hackett, foreman.
J. B. Williams, A. F. Kilby, N.
S. Forester, R. M. Brame and A.
S. Cassel.
Bloomer had been traveling in
Wilkes and adjoining counties
for about four years, and was
well known throughout western
North Carolina. He was a son
of Mrs. Newton Bloomer, of Eid-
son, Tenn., and was 28 years of
P. H. Davis, a relative, and
Wright Harrison, undertaker, of
Rogersville, Tenn., were here and
carried the body to Tennessee
for burial. O. E. Anderson,
Greenville, Tenn.. division man
ager for the snuff company, was
also present for the Inquest.
To. Hold Singing
At Baptist Home
On Sunday, March 31; Full
Day’s Session Announced
By Chairman
Next session of the ' Stone
MounUln Singing Association
will be held at Baptist Home
church, five miles north of this
city on highway number 18. will
he held on Sunday, March 31,
beginning at ten a. m.
Announce'ment of the singing
was issued today by J. A. Gil
liam, chairman, who invites all
singing classes and other singers,
to attend and take part in the
day’s program. The public is cor
dially invited by the association
to attend, carry along lunch and
spend the day.
Bowie Does Not Plan
To Run For Governor
Raleigh, March 10. — Tam
Bowie, Ash© representative, has
foresworn high office and la writ
ing his friends that he has no
intention of running for gorer-
nor in 1986.
As the second week of superior
court for trial of criminal cases
got under way this morning
many minor actions had been re
moved from the docket and the
court set to- work on the heavier
end of the docket with Judge W.
F. Harding, of Charlotte, on the
bench and Solicitor John R.
ones prosecuting the docket.
Until Thursday of last week
true hills had been returned by
the grand jury charging , four
capital offenses. Since that time
the number has been increased
to seven. The four bills charg
ing murder returned since Thurs
day morning were as follows:
Wayne Caudill for the murder of
Ray Richardson on December
29; Thelma Moxley for the mur
der of her Infant child on March
4, 1934; Bertha Walker on Sep
tember 23 for murder of Thom
as Church; Robert Lee for mur
der of Emily Teague on July 20
(automobile wreck case).
Following are the cases in
which judgment has been pro
Robert Nichols. 30 days In
jail on contempt charge for
tampering with state witnesses.
Elmer McBride, assault, ver
dict of guilty returned.
Odell Woodie, abandonment,
mi’strial and new trial ordered.
Thurmond Steelman, reckless
driving, judgment suspended on
payment of costs.
Charlie Bauguess. larceny, two
yea^a on roads.
BtUn Dancy, possession liqu
or, 60 days on roads.
Dewey Grimes,, possession
quor, fined $25 and costs.
J. R. Gambill. larceny,
Edward Dancy, larceny
receiving, not guilty.
T. J. McNeill, embezzlement,
not guilty.
Spencer Cleary and Alfred
Wyatt, affray. Cleary six months
on roads; judgment suspended
on payment of cost as to Wyatt.
Csases against the following
defendants were nol prossed:
Coonce Prevette, Carl Eller, S.
W. Whlker, Carl Harris. Brady
Combs, Erne Marlow, I'rank Bai
ley, Bill Grinton, Council Shep
herd. A. H. Roberts, U. A. Mil
ler, Lee David Hamby, Bessie
Barber, John Porter, Cager Kil
by, Clyde Adams, Shober Church.
Schoolmasters In
Meeting Friday
Interesting Pi^ram Ren
dered In Meeting Held At
Wilkesboro School
Wilkes County Schoolmasters
Club held a most interesting
meeting on Friday night in the
home economics department of
Wilkesboro high school.
The program was In charge of
Prof. R. V. Day. He presented
Mrs. Fred Gaither, who render
ed two vocal selections, and Prof.
Hight Dotson, who gave two
humorous readings. Rev. Avery
pburch, pastor of Wilkesboro
Baptist church, talked briefly
and interestingly on “Teaching
Temperance in the Schools.’’
Prof. C. B. Eller, county super
intendent of schools, announced
seventh grade examinations and
plans for commencements this
Prof. R. V. Day was named
by the organization as Wilkes
county’s representative on an
athletic committee to work with
the sports editor of the Winston-
Salem Journal in regard to rules
and regulations for their basket
ball tournament.
Judge W. F. Harding, who is
now presiding over superior
court, will speak in the prayer
^service to be held Wednesday
night, 7:30, at the Methodist
church in Wilkesboro. The pub
lic is invited to attend.
Mr. Clyde Barber and family,
of Winston-Salem, former resi
dents of North Wilkesboro, were
visitors here Sunday.

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