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^OL. XXIX, NO. 60
Published Mondays and Thursdays
n.00 P^ OUT OF the gf
Late News of
State and
Office For Wilkes Located In
Federal Building In
— Insnll Gets Vote
Chicago, April 2.—Samuel In
former utilities czar, re-
‘"^eWed one vote in today’s muni-
cftal election. Someone in the
3«t ward wrote in his name on
the ballot for city treasurer.
Democrat Is Winner
Chicago. April 2.—Jubilant
Democrats steamrollered opposi
tion today to elect Edward J.
Kelly, mayor of Chicago in a
ballot deluge that gave him the
largest vote ever received by a
mayoral candidate here.
Another .\nto Killing
Danville, Va., April 2.—Mrs.
Bessie Hettinger, 35, was in
stantly killed and E. L. Weath-
ertord was-severely injured yes
terday when the car he was driv
ing on route 5S, leading from
Fall Creek, went over a 20-foot
I’robably Cietting Tired
Washington, April 2.—A move
to get President Roosevelt to
withdraw much ot the contro
versial legislation on his “must
list” at this session and re-sub
mit it at a special assembly in
November today was started in
Congress. licks Vp
New York, April 2.—Business
of K. J. Reynolds Tobacco com- j
pany in the first three months
of 1935 showed an over!
the same period of 193-1, offi
cers of the company stated at
the annual meeting ot stock
holders held today in Jersey
Farmers who are unable to
secure funds for the purpose
of buying seed, fertilizer or
filed for stock elsewrhere for
production of crops in 1935
may make application for a
loan with the farm credit ad
ministration, emersJency crop
loan section. Farmers in
WUkes county will make their
applications in Wilkesboro at
the emergency crop loan office
in the federal building.
Ijoans will be made in an
amount actually required for
the specified in the
application and not to exceed
the sum of $500. No loan will
be iimde for an amount less
than $10. Notes wUl bear in-
tei-est from the date until paid
at the rate of $51-3 per cent
per annum and interest to the
maturity date will be deducted
at the time the made.
All crop loans will require
as security a first Hen on the
crops grown during 1935.
.Applicants for emergency
crop loans in 1935 who desire
$100 or more for the produc
tion of crops other than fruit
or vegetable.s, or who desire
S300 or more for production
of Uie last nuined crops must
produce a written statement
from a prcxluction credit asso
ciation showing the amount
applied for and indicating tliat
the assiH'iation is unable to
gi-ant a loan of such amount
or of anj amount which will
be sufficient, for the appli
cant’s needs in order to be
eligible for a loan.
Worth $2,500,000 But Still
Shines Shoes For
Newark, N. J. . . . Michael
Bellotti, 47, (above), is going
right ahead shining shoes at his
stand here despite a telegram
which informed him that he and
his brother, a book-binder, are
heirs to a $5,000,000 estate from
an uncle in the Argentine.
Contract Is Let
For Surfacii^[ of
Wilkesboro Street
E. W. Grannis is Low Bidder
on Project For the Sum
of $7,463.65
Kliiiiinate War I*rofits
Washington, April 2.—A dras
tic income tax bill aimed at
squeezing every last vestige of
\ profit out of war, and backed by
an industrial draft so rigid that
It had the front lines as an alter
native. wa.s made public tonight
% by the senate munitions com-i
Four Men Get In
Toils of the Law
Arrested Friday in Gilreath
Community For Violating
Revenue Laws
Vadkln Epidemic
An aggregate of 109 cases of
•whooping cough were reported in
Yadkin county during the
months of January. February
and .March, the quarterly report
compiled by Mrs. Blanche Evans,
secretary to Dr. J. Roy Hege, re
vealed yesterday.
.Accu-sed of Flogging
Laurinburg. — Kenneth Blue,
27, and Franklin McGuire. 22.
faced trial here today on charg
es that they kidnaped and flogg
ed Raymond Manship, 23, . em
ployee of a chain store. The de
fendants. half - brothers, are
grandsons of the pioneer textile
manufacturer, the late Mark Mor
.Should Live to Be 180
Belgrade. Jugoslavia. April 2.
—Man’s normal life span with
clean living should be 180 years.
Dr. Asen Slataroff, biology pro-
feeaor In the University of Bel
grade, said today. Dr. Siataroff
believes human beings average
one-third their normal years
ause of bodily abuses.
Discharged; Kiils Self
„,^mbn8. O., April 2.—Ten
lays after he was discharged as
;Mef of'the .state liquor en-
(wcement division, Edmond G.
Mathews. 39, shot and killed
ilmaelf at his home today. His
tvife, who was visiting a neigh-
l)or at her husband’s request at
the time, attributed the act to
worry "about the deal he receiv-
»d from Gov. Martin L. Davey.’’
Lethal Gas Bill
Passes In House
Measure Would Abolish Elec
tric Chair; Amendments
Are Voted Down
y Raleigh, April 3.—Without de
bate and with only one dissent
ing vote, the North Carolina
House of Representatives today
passed and sent to the Senate the
Peterson bill, to substitute exe
cutions by gas for the electric
Before voting on the bill, how
ever. the House had debated at
great length on an amendment
of Representative Page, of Blad
en, to mount the death house on
wheels and cart it about the state
for public execntlous. The a-
mendment was killed without a
record vote.
Coma Robertson, Richard
Tevepaugh, Clarence Holloway
and Theodore Robertson, of the
Brushy .Mountain vicinity, were
arrested in a raid by federal al
cohol tax investigators Friday
and hailed before Commissioner
J. W. Dula for hearings on
charge.s of manufacturing and
possessing liquor on which fed
eral tax had not been paid.
Federal Agents J. C. Fortner,
Leonard Roope, J. E. Kanipe, W.
P. Lance. Deputy -Marshal W. A.
Jones and Clinard Johnson made
the raid, which netted one still
and the arrest of the four men.
Tevepaugh and Holloway were
arrested at the still, while the
Robertsons were arrested at
their home on possession charg
At the hearing held before the
commissioners they were releas
ed under bonds of $500 each for
appearance at the May term of
federal court in Wilkesboro.
Singers Gather
At Mt. Carmel
Church for Fifth Sunday
(invention; Six Churches
Are Represented
state highway and public
works commission in meeting in
Raleigh Tuesday received low
bids on 19 road and street pro
jects. including surfacing high
way 16 and 18 through the west
ern part of Wilkesboro.
The contract calls for bitumlu-,
tm» Boj face' Btr ffilfS^
.51 to be exact—and the low bid
by E. W. Grannis, of Fayettville,
was $7,463.75. '
This project begins at a point
just west ot the courthouse front
and extends to the West End
Service station. It is expected
that work will get under way
within a short time.
The commission met yesterday
to canvass the low bids, which
amounted to $499,261 for the
19 projects.
Home Chair
Open Season Soon
Local Commercial Baseball
Team Looks Good In Early
Season Practice
Singing classes and quartets
from six churches gathered at
Mt. Carmel church Sunday, to
take part in and to hear gospel
songs by the classes in a delight
ful singing convention. Singers
from the following churches
were represented: Little Rock,
Walnut Grove, classes; Taber
nacle, quartet; Mt. Carmel. Mt.
Olive quartet: Fishing Creek Ar
bor, children’s chorus. The pres
ident, Attorney F. J. McDuffie,
presided over the convention. To
attend to the business of the ses
sions a standing committee was
appointed as follows: N. C. An
drews, Rose Ashley, and W. A.
Jennings. Owing to the fact that
the secretary, E. W. Walker, had
moved away since the last ses
sion, Mrs. F. M. Jennings was
appointed to fill his unexplred
The next session of the associ
ation, will be held with .Fishing
Creek Arbor Baptist church on
Sunday, June 30.
Junior Woman’s Club
Will Meet On Monday
Junior Woman’s Club of North
Wilkesboro will meet with Mrs.
Frank Eller Monday afternoon
at four o’clock. All members are
asked to be present.
Home Chair Company’s base
ball team, which bad such a
successful season last year, looks
right well in early season prac
tice. Efforts are being made to
secure a game here Saturday as
the season’s opener.
The Home Chair team this
year will be composed mainly ot
the best players of the 1934 sea
son, together with a number of
new players that are expected to
add some strength to the aggre
On the pitching staff this year
will be Crook, mainspring of
last season, and J. A. Carmich
ael, who comes to North Wilkes
boro from Johnson City, Tenn.
Both are rated No. 1 in amateur
baseball. The team will start the
season with Pardue behind the
plate. The resting pitcher will
see duty on the first sack while
Henderson Is slated to start
bolding down second base posi
tion. Johnny Osborne will play
short and Dula will be on the
hot corner (third base). The
outfield will be made up of Bil
lings. Meade, Harrold, C. Bil
lings and others.
The players this year have
been showing up well in practice
and a team that should lead
other commercial nines in this
part of the state is in the mak
District Meeting U. D. C.
The district meeting of district
No. 2, U. D. C., will meet with
the P. G. Moore chapter, at
Granite Falls, Thursday, May 2.
The president, Mrs. W. S. Bern
ard, will be thhre. AU members
are urged to attend from the
Wilkes Valley Guard Chapter.
Those who expect to attend
please notify Mrs. Bess Gordon
Grier so that ebe may notify
Miss Nell Moore how many to
Complete For
B.Y.P.U. Meet
West Central Region to Have
Convention in City Friday
and Saturday
Baptist Leaders to Appear on
Program at First Bap
tist Church
North Wilkesboro is making
plans to welcome and entertain
around 600 delegates who are
expected to attend the west cen
tral Baptist Young Peoples’ con
vention to be held at the First
Baptist church Friday and Sat
urday of this week.
The convention wll! open Fri
day afternoon at 2: SO. Friday
night’s session will start at 7:30
and a sunrise service will be
held Saturday morning. A regu
lar morning session will be held
at the church Saturday morning
and the closing session Satur
day afternoon.
The west central region is
made up of about 20 piedmont
and mountain counties and each
B. Y. P. U. in the region should
send one or more delegates to
the regional convention. Presi
dent Bob Councilman, of Mor-
ganton, will preside. Mrs. Helen
Linney Cashion, of Wilkesboro,
is regional secretary, and Miss
Dorothy Crutchfield, of Albe
marle, i s junior-intermediate
Although the full program has
not been announced it is learn
ed that such well known Baptist
leaders as Miss Winnie Rickett,
state B. Y. P. U. secretary, and
Miss Mable Starnes, state field
worker, will have a part in the
convention program. The conven
tion program is designed to be
an inspiration for a broad pro
gram of constructiveness and
enlargement in Baptist Young
To Give Senior
Class Play 12th
Senior Class Play of City Hi
School B^ised on Inter
esting Story
Senior class play of the North
Wilkesboro high school will be
given at the high school audi
torium April 12, at 8:00 o’clock.
The story of the play Is as fol
Eddie Bond returns to Ful
ton’s Ferry from college to find
the entire town excited about
the placing of a new bridge
which is to take the place of a
worn-out ferry boat. His mother,
a widow and the village post
mistress, owns one storeroom
which would make a valuable
corner if the end of the bridge
came out on one street. Mort
Flint, the town mortgage holder
and manager of the general
store, with the aid of his hench
man, Alf, a male gossip and in
sinuating trouble breeder, tricks
Mrs. Bond into selling her prop
erty for far less than it was
worth. Constable Jerry comes to
the rescue and tricks Flint into
selling the land back to Mrs.
Bond. The bridge goes in at the
right street, Eddie meets the
girl, the village Uplift Society,
who have meddled in the affair,
are shown up in their true col
ors, and all ends happily.
Are Agents For
The International
Brand Fertilizers
Fertilizer Handled By Number
Of Dealers In Connty Prov
ing Very Popular
International brand fertilizers
with dolomite lime filler is prov
ing very popular with the peo
ple, according to information re
ceived from a number of dealers
in the county.
International fertilizers are
handled in this city by the
North Wilkesboro Grocery Com
pany, and C. A. Forester, and
by Claude Pearson, of Purlear,
A. E. Wlngler, of Fairplains, B.
B. Greer, of Boomer, and C. G.
Glass, of Route 2, Wilkesboro.
These dealers are well stock
ed with International Fertilizer
and have a brand for every crop
grown in this section.
M. F. Shore, of Yadkin conn
ty, is consigning a male and fe
male Guernsey to the national
Guernsey sale to be held in Trin-
ton, N. J., on May 18.
FERA in Ohio Thken Oyer By Regional Officer; Corrupt
Political Interference Charged By Hopkins
Columbus, Ohio.—Above, left, is Attorney General John Bricker,
of Ohio, to whom Harry L. Hopkins, federal relief administrator, sent
affidavits in support of his charges of “corrupt political interferences”
in the administration of unemployment relief in Ohio. On the right
is C. C. Stillman, FESIA regional officer, who, upon the order of Ad
ministrator Hopkins, has taken over Ohio federal relief.
Produce Dealer
Is Accidentally
Shot; Succumbs
Pete Jebas Shoots Self Acci
dentally at Home Near Mil
lers Creek Monday
Pete Jebas, naturalized Greek
who has been dealing in produce
in the Millers Creek community
for several months, died at the
hospital here Tuesday morning
from a gunshot wound said to
have been self-inflicted on Mon-
able Inforn'ation concerning his
death, he accidentally shot him
self. a bulUt from an automatic
ptitol entering the right side of
his abdomen and going out the
left side. An operation was re
sorted to to save his life but to
no avail.
Neighbors stated that Jebas
had been practicing with his pis
tol and there were indications
that he had placed the gun into
his jacket pocket without slip
ping the safety catch. There was
an empty cartridge in his pocket
that had been recently fired and
a slit in the pocket as if a bul
let had went through the fabric
of the Jacket, according to in
formation received from offi
cers who investigated the affair.
He was born in Smyrna, Asia
Minor, and was 41 years of
age. He came to America in
1908 and received his citizen
ship papers. He was a veteran of
the World War. His home be
fore coming to this section was
in Ohio.
He has one brother, Dick Je
bas, of Alliance, Ohio, and two
sisters, Mrs. Cafira Koronios and
Miss Diodora Jebas, both of
whom are living in Krita, Greece.
His body will leave a local
undertaking establishment today
for Alliance, Ohio, where the fu
neral and burial services will be
held Monday.
Tax Settlement
Bill Favorable
Measure Introduced To Re
peal Tax Settlement Law
Gets Favorable Report
A measure introduced in the
senate Thursday calling for re
peal of house bill 423, which
validated sales of land by Wilkes
county and approved fees allow
ed the sheriff, was reported fav
orable by a senate judiciary
committee yesterday afternoon
after a hearing had been held.
Senator W. P. Horton, of
Chatham, who is chairman ot
the Judiciary committee, intro
duced the measure to repeal the
house bill passed several weeks
ago. A number of people appear
ed before the committee, speak
ing for and against the measure.
Food Sale Saturday
The Woman’s Bible class of
the North ’Wilkesboro Methodist
church is sponsoring a food sale
at Belk’s store Saturday after
noon, April 6, beginning at one
o’clock. An assortment of foods
will be on sale and anyone de
siring a special order please call
Mrs. C. L. Sockwell.
Tobacco Checks
Are Given Out
Happy Crowd Of Tobacco Farm
ers Receive Adjnstmetat Pay
ments For 1984
It was a happy crowd of to
bacco farmers who called at the
office of County Agent A. G.
Hendren to receive their 1934
crop adjustment payments.
Yesterday was the day set to
give out the checks, amounting
to $6,651.49 and at noon the
checks, 147 in number, haf al
most vanished into the hands of
the contract signing farmers.
There are still a number ot
h.iTA tint .hMH.iittnt
out of ’/Washington and ' the
farmers who are to receive the
checks that were delayed will
be notified when they arrive at
the county agent’s office.
Field Day For
Each School Asked to Be Rep
resented in Commence
ment at Wilkesboro
In a communication sent to
teachers of the various schools
in the Wilkesboro central dis
trict by the commencement ath
letic committee plans were out
lined for the athletic contests to
be held on the afternoon of com
mencement day in Wilkesboro on
May 4.
The morning program of the
seventh grade commencement
will be devoted to literary topics
and the afternoon to a field day
of athletics. The athletic pro
gram will begin at one p. m.
and the committee, composed of
Van Caudill, chairman, W. T.
Jones, C. D. McGee, C. R. Byrd
and Nora Laws, is asking that
each school be represented in
the following events:
Boys’ 100-yard dash, one from
each school; girls’ 50-yard dash,
one from each school; boys’ run
ning high jump, one from each
school; girls’ running high jump,
one from each school; boys’ mile
relay, team of three from each
school: boys’ running broad
jump, one from each school:
girls’ bottle relay, one from each
school: boys’ three-legged race,
two from each school; boys’ 220-
yard dash, one from each school;
girls’ basketball throw, one from
each school; boys’ basketball
throw, one from each school.
Prof. T. B. Story, district sup
erintendent and principal of
Wilkesboro high school. Is urg
ing the teachers of each school
to train children to take part in
both the literary and athletic
programs of the commencement.
W. P. Kelly, city clerk and
treasurer and tax lister for
North Wilkesboro, announces
that he will meet the taxpayers
of North Wilkesboro at the city
hall from April 19 to April 30,
both dates inclusive with Sun
days excepted, between the hours
of nln» a. m. and five p. m. for
the purpose of listing taxable
property and polls. '■
Owners of real estate are re
quested to give their lots num
bers and the number of ^ the
blocks In which lots are sitnated.
Jury Drawn
the April Temi’ ofi
Superior Court!
To Convene in Wilkesboro m
Monday, Apnl 22; Win Be
Mixi^ Term
Pay For Tax Assessors Sped*
fied; Ferguson Reappoi^
ed as Accountwt
The board of county commie-
sioners in session Monday drew
jurors for the mixed term of j
court to convene on April 2X,'’ri
specified pay for the tax super
visor and list takers, reappofnt-
ed the county accountant and
pointed a janitor for. the coart- ,
bouse. - .
There will be no grand jury, at
the April term of court and 48
jurors were drawn, 24 for . the
first week and the same nuMhar
for the second week. The jnron
are as follows:
First Week
A. M. Blackburn, Edwards; L.
G. Venable, Traphill; A. L.
Reaves, Mulberry; Tyra Cpthren,
Rock Creek; I. M. Pllklngton,^
Stanton; J. E. Haynes, Somers;
W. M. Duncan, Wilkesboro; J.
H. Tharpe, Edwards; N. M. Blev
ins, Wp.lnut Grove; Vickery Ad
ams, Reddies River; J. E. Fer
guson, Boomer: J. B- Foster,
Lewis Fork; Bruce Billings, Wal-
nue Grove; M. A. Bryan: Trap-
hill; W. A. Church, Lewis Fork;
Geo. E. Blevins, Walnut Grove;
C. P. McNeill, Reddies River; T.
D. Barker, Edwards; J. A. Rob
erts, Mulberry: A. L. MarlO'w,
Lovelace: T. M. Roope, Rock
Creek; Coy Eller, Lewis Fork;
H. C. Miller, Union; G. P. John
son, Wilkesboro.
Second Week
D. C. Sebastian, Mulberry;
Clifton Smith, Edwards; W. O.
Barnett. Elk; 0. W. Kiser, New-
caetle’;-' G. C. Roope, Morartaa
Falls: Jeff Russel. Jr., Boomer;
Edgar Brooks, Wilkesboro; T.
C. Anderson, Lovelace; D. J.
Durham, Edwards; W. S. Wat
son, Jobs Cabin; J. C. Grayson,
North V7ilke&boro; T. B. Holder,
Moravian Fails; John Edminsten,
Elk; G. D. Smith, Newcastle; C.
F. Brown, Traphill; R. G. Fer
guson, Boomer; C. A. Sink, North
Wilkesboro: J. F. Bumgarner,
Mulberry; R. H. Green, Newcas
tle; J. F. Caudill, Reddies River;
John A. Brown, North Wilkes
boro: Sam Johnson, Lovelace;
A. F. Absher, Mulberry; Will
Anderson, Wilkesboro.
Tax Listers’ Pay
It was ordered by the board
that the compensation to be paid
to the tax supervisor shall not
exceed the sum of four dollars
per day for a period of sixty
days. It was further ordered that
the compensation to be paid the
different tax listers shall not
exceed $2.50 per day for actual
time spent in the work and in
no event shall the amount for
any one township exceed the
amount paid for similar work
for the year of 1934. Where
townships have been divided and
more than one list taker ap
pointed the compensation for
this work shall not exceed that
allowed for the entire township
for the year 1934, regardless of
time expended on the work.
Ferguson Reappointed
By order of the commissioners
C. H. Ferguson was appointed
county accountant for the next
two years at a salary of $156
per month.
Janitoi- Named
Millard Eller was appointed
janitor for the courthouse at a
salary of $40 per month.
Owned By W. C. Marlow; Is
Located On Comer Ninth
And B Streets
1110 Men’s Shop, new business
firm owned by W. C. (Bill) Mar
low, will open Saturday morning
In the building formerly occn-
pied by Economy Auto Supply
on the eorner ot Ninth and B
Streets. The establishment iriU
carry a complete line of men’s
wearing apparel.
Mr. Marlow is a popular yonng
man of this city and has had
nine years of mercantile exper
ience. Until recently he was a
member of the personnel of
Belk's Department Store here.
The psblie is eordially Ittvttsd
to attend ths stors opsatac-
The Men’s Shop to
Open on Saturday

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