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Apples For Wheat
«. -^Wls, March 22.—An agree-
was reached today for the
entonge of American apples for
wheat to feed livestock
in th» eastern section of the
United? States.
Sentenced To Die
White Plains, N. Y., March 22.
—^Albert H. Fish was tonight
convicted of the first degree
murder of 10-year-old Grace
Bpdd—The verdict carrying a
mandatory death penalty.
A Close Shave
Raleigh, March 22. — Jim
Green, Pitt county negro, sen
tenced to die for criminal as
sault, was granted a commuta-
Gon to life imprisonment by
Governor Ehringhaus today just
45 minutes before be was slated
to be electrocuted.
Killed By Truck
Morganton, March a 2. — A
■ -uck plunged over a 50-foot
precipice tonight on highway No.
10, near Bridgewater, carrying
to his death Clayton Miller who,
with another companion, George
Garland, was riding with Oscar
Townsend, its driver toward
Forbes, their home in Mitchell
Dust Causes Two Deaths
Springfield, Colo., March 22.
—^Two deaths in eastern Colo
rado were attributed today to
severe dust storms. Physicians
said Charles Winters, 35, of
Springfield and Miss Mary Sloan,
19, of Pritchett, died of pneu
monia caused by breathing large
quantities of fine sand, stirred
-4-UP winds.
KUled In Test Flight
New York, March 22.—James
Collins was killed tonight when
an airplane he was test-flying for
the United States navy crashed
at Farmlngdale, Long Island.
The plane, which had been man-
fc. jfactured in a nearby factory,
fell approximately 8,000 feet.
Discusses Ta.xcs
Washington. March 22.—Des
pite an Encouraging increase in
income tax receipts. President
Roosevelt said today the ques
tion of levying new taxes de
pends upon how much money
Congress appropriates. That, he
added with a chuckle, is not a
2 Die Of- Rabies
Danville, Va.. .March 22—Jim
my Bennett, three, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Bennett, of Ruf
fin, N. C., died late last night in
Memorial hospital from hydro
phobia. It was the second death
from this cause in this imme
diate section in recent weeks, the
other being a negro boy in Cas
well county.
^ Killed By Ti-ain
Morganton, March 22.—The
mangled body of WJieeler Arm
strong, 2 9, Drexel furniture
worker, was found on the South
ern railway tracks near Drexel
early today, a victim of a train
which passed in the night. Arm
strong was last seen in the
Bridgeport community last night,
and it was thought that he was
struck by a train while walking
his home.
,. rict Meetingr
IERA Teachers Will
^ In Hickory 5th
yeral From This County Ex-
>ected to Attend Gathering on
Friday, April S
District meeting of Emergency
Relief Education teachers will
be held in Hickory on Friday,
April 5, according to an an
nouncement released today. Sev
eral from W'ilkes are expected to
Features of the program will
be addresses by Governor Ehring
haus, Dr. J. H. Highsmith and
Clyde A. Erwin, superintendent
of public instruction, and music
by the Hickory high school 'or
The meeting will begin at
10:30 and adjourn at 3:30 in
the afternoon. A number of
group conferences, designed to
aid teachers In that line of work,
will be held during the day.
lywood farmers estimate
need 6,000 more head of
9 In the county and have
n a pnrabred breeding proj-
Wilkesboro and
Mountain View
Emerge Champs
Finals In N. W. H. S. Basket
ball Tournament Played
Friday Night
Mountain View Girls Upset
Roaring River; Wilkesboro
Beats Millers Creek
Final games in the North Wil
kesboro high school goodwill
basketball tournament here Fri
day night saw Wilkesboro boys
and Mountain View girls stage
almost superhuman rallies to
overcome early leads by Millers
Creek boys and Roaring River
The tournament began on
March 14 and 15, at which time
all eight high schools in the
county had teams on the floor.
The semi finals were played
Thursday and the results were:
Roaring River 2 3, Millers
Creek 15.
Mountain View 2 4, Mount
Pleasant, 17.
Millers Creek 35, Roaring Riv
er 15.
Wilkesboro 21, Ronda 20.
Scores in the final games Fri
day night were:
Mountain View, 17; Roaring
River, 11 (girls).
Wilkesboro, 14; Millers Creek,
10 (boys).
True to form the final games
were the most thrilling and
spectacular of the entire tourna
ment. Mountain View girls, coun
ty champions in the schoolmast
ers’ schedule, had a hard time
overcoming an early lead by
Roaring River girls, who seemed
destined, until the last minutes
of play, to become champions.
At the end of the half Roaring
River had Mountain View 9 to
4 and until the last period-10 to
7. Haynes, an outstanding play
er of the tournament, scored the
entire 17 points for Mountain
View, including nine free throws
(Continued on page eight)
Plant Shrubbery
About Courthouse
.\ppearance of Courthouse
Lawn Greatly Improved by
Workmen under the direction
of Floyd M. Jennings, proprie
tor of Valley View Nurseries,
were busil.v engaged Saturday in
setting shrubbery on the court
house lawn in Wilkesboro.
Beautiflying the courthouse
grounds is a project of the Wil
kesboro 'W’oman’s Club. The
county commissioners authorized
the payment of SlOO toward
beautifying the court house
grounds and the W’oman's Club
is also aiding in the project.
The shrubs that have been
planted about the building are
very attractive and some of them
are of varieties that will bloom
in various seasons. Specimens of
the following shrubs have been
planted: pyramidal arborvilaes,
;rlsh junipers, spreading juni
pers, globe arborvitaes, english
laurel, ligustrum jajpanicum,
spirea thunburgii, forsythia,
weigella, mock orange, nandinas,
spirea anthony waterer, hydran
gea pee gee, hydrangea, orbore-
sens, abelia grandiflora. virbun-
um plicatum and cedarus deo-
A message from the hospital
in Soda Springs, Idaho, where he
is now a patient, is to the effect
that George A. White, who is
well known here, is critically ill
with little hope held out for re
covery. Mr. Wlhite has been
growing weaker tor several
weeks, his illness being due to
a complication of diseases. His
niece. Mrs. Julius Hubbard, was
advised today about his more
serious condition.
Mr. White is a brother to the
late Dr. J. W. White, of Wilkes
boro, and Prof. Charles White,
who has been making his home
in European countries for the
past several years. For sometime
he was engaged in the hardware
business here, being one of the
owners of the Jenkins Hardware
Cleveland county 4-H club
members have organized a coun
ty council with Howard Ware as
Girl Sets Rifle Shooting Record
O-ed Misses All-Time Shooting Record Bjt One Shot;
Scores 598 Out of Possible 600 .
Seattle—Miss Shirley Frazier (above), co-ed at the University of
Washington, missed by one shot the all-time record in nfle shooting to
become 1935 champion. She shot six rounds of 100 shots as follows.
100, 100, 100. 99, 99, 100, or 598 out of a possible GOO.
Sales Tax Section of Revenue Bill
With No Exemptions Passes House
By 55-39 Vote; Amendments Killed
Debt Adjustment
Committee Will
Meet Wednesday
Persons Interebted In Taking
Cases Before Body Can Do
So At That Time
The Farm debt adjustment
committee of W'llkes county
will hold a meeting in the of
fice of County. Agent A. G.
Hendren on Wednesday,
March l -i*.-». -•i/'- --
AU members of the com
mittee are asked to be pres
ent as it H stated tliat there
are some very important mat
ters to gain the group’s at
tention. .Any persons interest
ed in taking their cases of
debt adjustment before the
commission should do so at
that time, the announcement
also stated.
Wilkes Students
Make Honor Roll
Six From This County Made
High Average Mark At
A. S. T. C., Boone
Boone, Mafch 23.—The Honor
roll for the Appalachian State
Teachers College for the Winter
quarter has just been posted by
Prof. J. T. C. Wright, head of
the Mathemathics Department.
To be classed in this group is a
distinctive honor at Appalachia.
Among other things it requires
creditable conduct and average
grades from 90 to 100 per cent.
141 students out of an enroll
ment of 1016 are classed as
honor students. They come from
46 counties and from 6 states.
Wilkes county's honor stu
dents at A. S. T. C. are Coit
Dyer, Purlear; Harlon Gilliam,
North Wilkesboro; Mary Nich
ols, Cricket; Dorothy Stewart,
Hunting Creek; Nora Warren,
Traphlll; and C. C. Weight,
Hunting Creek.
Administration Levy Approv
ed As Anti-Sales Tax
Forces Dwindle
No Exemptions For Staple
Food Pr^ucts; Maximum
Tax Remains $10
Raleigh, March 22.—Guided
by the deft hand of Finance
Chairman Gregg Cherry, through
a storm of amendments North
Carolina’s sales tax was adopted
by the HoMe^i^^Hng in comjBjtr,
tee of {bV^wnole. ^
The $19,000,000 levy was ap
proved by the committee 55 to
39. Immediately the House adopt
ed the committee report and sec
ond reading of the entire reve
nue bill was set for shortly after
midnight when Representative
Clegg of Moore, declared ho
would insist that all of its 291
pages be read.
As adopted by the committee,
the sales tax schedule, with one
minor exception, is exactly as
written by the joint finance com
mittee. Before its final vote the
House had turned down by com
fortable margins, a crop of a-
mendments, anyone of which
would have played hob with the
admini»tration’s dielicately bal
anced budget.
They were:
1. By Representative Douglas,
of Wake, to discard the sales tax
entirely and substitute a fran
chise tax on tobacco products
manufactured in the state. The
amendment lost, 77 to 23.
2. By Representative Kerr of
Duplin, to reduce the sales tax
rate from 3 per cent to 2 per
cent. The amendment lost 51 to
By Representative Williams of
Hyde, to exempt meat, lard,
flour, meal, molasses, coffee, salt,
and sugar and all purchases by
charitable institutions. The a-
mendment lost 56 to 41.
4. By Representative Scholl, of
Mecklenburg, to remove the max
imum limit of $10 on any one
sale. Lost without a record vote.
Amendments by Scholl and by
Sentelle, of Brunswick, were
withdrawn by their authors.
Scholl’s would have stricken ref-
(Continned on page eight)
E. S. Vanatta Will Lecture On Soil Erosion Control and
Movies Will Be Shown Portraying Work of Erosion
Service; Large Attendance Expected
A meeting that is expected
to be largely attended by in-
tereeted farmers from ever>''
section of Wilkes county will
be held at the courthouse in
Wilkesboro on Thursday night,
March S8, when E. 8. Vanatta,
state Grange Master, will give
an illustrated lecture on soil
erosion control. The meeting
will b^in at 7:80.
The meeting wUl be under
the auspices of the soil erosion
service and moing pteturee wUl
be shown, portraying vividly
the work of this department
and otimr intereatia^ features
connected with soU erosion
The problem of soil erosion
and the futility of trying to
make a living from washed-
away farms has been Imiuoes-
ed upon the people of Wilkes
in various ways since nwolts
of the soil erosion survey were
made' known several months
Efforts are now being made
to organize the county for ter
racing work and Uiis phase
makes the meeting to be held
Thursday ni^it ot man sig>'
District. School
At Mt. Peasant
' With Graftr. '
Sevmth Grade Coommee-
'' met^ For Mstrici'Win Be'
, Held Friday,-'Aiwil 26 -
Literary Exercises In Fore
noon and Field Day of Ath
letics In Afternoon
Group commencement for the
seventh grade graduates of Mt.
Pleasant district will be held at
Mount Pleasant high school on
Friday, April 26, according to
an announcement just released
by District Superintendent S. E.
All schools in the district are
expected to take part in the days
program and to furnish patrlcl-
pants for all departments. The
morning session will be devoted
to literary work and the after
noon to a field day program of
The following program has
been made out for the day:
Song, “America,’’ by congrega
Devotional, Miss Edith Church.
Address of welcome, Prof. S.
E. Matthews.
Response, Miss Annie McNeill.
Song, by Maple Springs school.
Recitations, contestants from
all schools in the district.
Address, Prof. C. B. Eller,
county superintendent of schools.
Song, “Bless Be the Tie That
Binds,’’ by congregation.
The athletic contests will be
gin at 12:30. Each school in the
district may have three entries
in each contest as follows:
standing high jump, boys and
girls; running high jump, boys
and girls; standing broad jump,
boye and girls; running broad
iqm-p, boys and girls; 100 yard
dash, boys and girls; half mile
run, boys; quarter mile run,
girls; wheelbarrow race, boys;
shot put, boys and girls; sack
race, boys and girls.
The public, and especially all
patrons of the schools in the
district, is invited to attend the
Rev. S. S. Jennings
Conducts Meeting
In Rutherfordton
Loral Evangelist Began Meeting
I>ast Niglit In Big Teht; Cam
paign Here Ijater
Rev. Sam S. Jennings, evange
list of this city, began an evan
gelistic campaign in his big tent
a t Rutherfordton last night.
Services had previously been held
in a tabernacle there.
Rev. Mr. Jennings is assisted
in the evangelistic work by J.
0. Barrett, singing leader and
campaign manager. The meeting
in Rutherfordton will continue
for four or five weeks.
Announcement that a similar
meeting will be held in North
Wilkesboro soon is expected to
attract much Interest here.
Columbus . . . Above' is Gov.
Martin L. Davey ot Ohio, (D)
over whose head hangs a threat
of impeachment. Ohio's attorney-
general charges that the gover
nor's campaign committee
“shook-down” business men who
sold goods to the Ohio Relief
Ba|^ Payors’
2 Days This
Ministers of Wilkes and Snir
'zouhding'''CoiHriie8 Td lieetil
—.. At Finst-Baptist ~ ’
« I ipi I
General Secretary of State
Baptist Convention Will
Be In Charge of Meet
R. H. Pearson
Taken By Death
Prominent Business Man Dies
At Wilkesboro Home;
Funeral Tuesday
Riley Hampton Pearson, mem
ber of a widely known Wilkes
county family and a prominent
business man ot this city^ died at
his home in Wilkesboro this
morning at 10:30.
Mr. Pearson had Been in ill
health tor several years and be
came seriously ill about. a • week
ago. This morning his condition
suddenly grew worse and he died
He was 64 years of age, a son
of the late George L. and Mary
Pearson, of Boomer. In 1908 he
and his brother, W. S. Pearson,
established the Pearson Brothers
Store, now one of the largest
business firms in this section,
and was a partner in the firm
until his death.
He was a member of Boomer
Baptist church and his kind and
hospitable character had won
for him many friends through
out this section of the state.
In addition to his wife, Mrs.
Mary Jane Morgan Pearson, he
leaves six children; Claude Pear
son, Purlear; Tal J. Pearson, A1
Pearson, George S. Pearson, of
this city, Frank Pearson, of
Boone, and Mrs. Marie Bumgar
ner. One son, Paul, died several
years ago. Also surviving are
three brothers, I. E. and Rom H.
Pearson, of this city, and J. P.
Pearson, of Taylorsville, and one
sister, Mrs. George Crysel, ot
route 1, Wilkesboro.
Funeral and burial services
will be held tomorrow (Tues
day) afternoon, two o'clock, at
the Boomer Baptist church.
Wilkesboro and Mt. Pleasant Teams
Will Debate At Cbapel Hi b April
Ask For Bids On
Wood For Schools
Bids For Next Tear’s Supply For
I,ar|i;er Schools Must Be In
Before April 1
County school authorities will
accept bids on wood supply for
the schools of 3 or more teachers
until April, at which time the
bids will be opened and contracts
The reason for contracting the
wood early for the 1936-36
school term is in order to give
the wood ample time to season
and be in good condition. Blanks
tor any prospective bidders may
be procured from the office of
Prof. C. B. Eller, county super
intendent of schools.
S. V. Tomlinson will have
charge of the Klwanis Club pro
gram in the luncheon meeting
Prlilay at Hotel Wilkes. A good
program is anticipated and a
full attendance of Klwanians is
. 4. ij..
Wilkesboro Won Over Mt.
Airy and Elkin; Mt. Pleas
ant Is Also Winner
Wilkesboro and Mount Pleas
ant debating teams will repre
sent Wilkes county in the Ay-
cock Memorial debate to be held
at Chapel Hill on April 11 and
On Friday afternoon Wilkes
boro teams defeated Mt. Airy
and Elkin In the triangle. Mount
Pleasant, in a triangle with
Cove Creek and Millers Creek,
defeated Millers Creek and won
by a forfeit over Cove Creek.
North Wilkesboro teams lost
to North Winston and Lexington
high schools and North Winston
will represent that triangle.
The query this year was “Re
solved: That the United States
should adopt the policy of ex
tending federal aid to general
public education.’’
The Wilkesboro debaters who
will go to Chapel Hill are Paula
Craft and Lee Settle, affirma
tive, Lillian Llnney and Tom
Story, negative. Mt. Pleasant’s
winning teams are Holly r Green
and Vecie Church, affirmatire,
Valeria Blevins and Grace Bak
er, nefhtive.
ed by greA speakers, including
Rev. and Mrs. H. K. King of the
local Methodist church, Mrs.
Taul White, and Dr. Walter N.
Johnson. These addresses will be
of general interest, and the pub
lic is cordially invited to hear
Asks Co-operation
In Transportation
School Transportation Dojngr
Nicely With Advent of
Spring Weather
Prof. C. B. Eller, county sup
erintendent of schools, the coun
ty board of education and other
school authorities wish to ex
press appreciation to the public
for cooperation extended toward
making the transportation of
school children safe and efficient
and asks continued support.
Many buses are being operat
ed throughout the county and
school authorities want anybody
that has first hand information
of any driver violating the rules
of transportation to report the
infractions. They are not inter
ested in complaints of “chronic
kickers” but any criticism that
will help in eliminating risks to
the children will be appreciated
and followed up.
With the advent of spring
weather school transportation is
moving along nicely and school
authorities are taking many pre
cautions in order that no serious
accidents mar yie records for the
remainder of the present school
Cottage prayer meetings for
Wednesday night of the North
Wilkesboro Methodist church
will be held in the following
homes; Group No. 1. Mr. and
Mrs. C. B. Lomax; No. 2, Mr.
Frank Blair; No. 3, Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Hix; No. 4. Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Sock well; No. 5, Mr. I. H.
The attendance tor last week
in each group was, No. 1, 20;
No. 2, 30; No. 3, 13; No. 4, 23;
No. 5, 23.
Obviously Indicative of gen
erally improved business, federal
income tax collections in this
state from Ifsr i 1 through
March 20 of this year amounted,
to $4,221,862.29, Charlea H.
Robeftson, collector of'‘internal
revenae in Korth Carolina,
At the First Baptist chnreh
here a conference will be held on
Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week, under the direction of M.
A. Huggins, general secretary of
the Baptist State Convention, for
tho ministers of Wflkes and sur
rounding counties. Sessions ot
the conference will begin at
10:00 a. m. Tuesday and will bo
held throughout the day and
night and until noon Wednesday;
Dr. Walter N. Johnson, of
Mars Hill, a former secretary ot
the convention, and Rev. M. O.
Alexander, the present associate
■secretary, will be leaders of tho
discussions in this conference.
The Tuesday night sessions are
open to the public and will be
of great Interest to all church
Throughout the entire week
the local congr^atlon of , the
First Baptist church will be' en
gaged in a school of missions
with two classes meeting each
evening at 7:30. Mrs. Taul
White, ot Chapel Hill, will lead
the class for women in a discus
sion of "The Larger Steward
ship.’’ The class for men will be
led by Rev. Eugene Olive in a
study of the tofclc: "Human
Needs and World Christianity.’’
All men and women ot the sur
rounding territory are cordially
invited to attend these study
:25 each evening inspir
ational addresses will be deliver-

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