'^- 'Hie Jounml-PStriot has bl^ed tiie ft V-*? r*m* ■ *\ of progress in the'“State of Wilkes*' for 29 3;^ars. “«r:k V. ■m& «iUiU f’, ♦. >a54_ 1C xxrs; NO. 48. Published Mondays “and Thursda3r8.:^%^*'^. HOI^!TH MARCH 11, 1935 iU NEWS OF STATE AND NATION 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 poration. |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. i/ .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 committee. 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 mansion. 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 GIVES VALUE OF CROPS 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 40,000. 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 schools. 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: Boys Wilkesboro Mountain View J. Garwood (7) (1) D. Holder Linney (2) Minton (6) Wiles (2) Kinlaw (6) Substitutes: (6) C. Holder (2) Brown (2) R. Holder Templeton Wilkesboro, A. Garwood; Mountain View, John son (2) and Henderson. Girls Mountain View Mt. Pleasant Haynes (12) Rhodes (7) R. Pendry (4) Yale V. Pendry Johnson *(11) Elledge (6) Andrews (4) B. Church H. Church McNeill V. Church Substitutes: Mountain View, Wiles and Carlton; Mount Pleas ant, Baker, Blevins and Mather- ly. 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 con- ;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, tractors. 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 clerk. 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 Propo.se 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 illness. 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 meeting. 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- IServ In^'tries bor'and 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 measure. 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^. •THE KING 0FSWATJ6INS Former Yank^Ftc^r Signs Ckmtract as .Vice Pre*ide»t of Natii ' * ■ " fattoiial League Club" Court C(H Gild Oi I^^FtN’tenB^ No Cases at Public Interest Called So Far; Mii«v Cases Disposed Of TRUE MURDER^ WLLg 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 tive. 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 Mathis. 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 day. 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 age. 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 nounced: 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, guilty. 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. 11- not and 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 year. 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 HARDING TO SPEAK AT PRAYER SERVICE WEDNESDAY 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.