.Wj3=s!KSt '■-“ ■ - - ■' •,:»,^. P V Tlfe Jourhal-i^triot hjia blazeditlii^ trail of prp^8%4n^e “State of Wilkes” for 29 Mft.yv" ',jp. ' .f j: • ■ I inraerri::-'.--. V -r^..' *; i ■/£» • t iS'j 4i-?4 Late|fewc«f t; Stai«^d Nation CCC Geta' liMife Sam W^hington, April 39.—Pres- Roosevelt turned over to ^.✓■the civilian conservation corps 3190.000,000 today to start men moving into new camps and mills to turning out material tor them. Revenue Picking I’p .Raleigh, April 30,—Revenue receipts of the state of North Carolina in .\pril aggregated $3,- 151.4B2.53. an increase of $425,- 963.55, or 15.63 per cent ever April, 1934, collections. Revenue Commissioner -A. J. Maxwell re ported today. Tonm EiecQon WiU B; Held On Tuesday Much Interest Centered on Contest For Offices In Wilkesboro NO CONTEST HERE Seven Candidates Seeking Places On Board Commis sioners in Ronda AVill Die In Chair Raleigh, .April 30—Jack Hook er, IVinston-Salem negro, faces death in the electric chair here Friday for the murder of Sallle Anderson, negro w'oman, unless Governor Ehringhaus grants him ■clemency. Confp.ss«*s Horrible .Act New York. April 30.—Frank Flynn. 39-year-old bachelor, was arrested at the order of District Attorney Charles Sullhan of Queens Borough tonight after allegedly admitting that he drowned six-year-old Margaret Parlatto in a bath tub and threw her body down a dumb-waiter shaft. Hit and Run Driver Held High Point, April 30.—Bas- com Lassiter, IS-year-old Thom- asville high school youth and son of B. F. Lassiter, of that city, was tonight placed under two bonds of $2,500 each for hit-and- run driving and manslaughter as a result of the fatal injury of -Mildred H. Buivhfieid here last Friday iiiglit. ly- Mother and Girl Killed Winston-Salem. April 30. — Doris Elleu Leonard, seven, who was injured Sunday afternoon in an auto eollison near the city, !ied of h.r injuries this raorn- iu.g. Her mother. Mrs. W. H. Leonard, was killed i 1 the acci- ilent. -A double funeril will be held tomorrow. Girl Hit By -Auto Yadkinville. April 30.—Trig Howell, 33, and Sant .McKinney. 21, were arrested Sunday night by Sheriff A. L. Inscore and Deputy Sheriff Jake Brown, on a charge of hit-and-run driving after Miss Sevada (Red) Ra- cells, IS, had been found in a ditch in the east end of A'adkin- ville. with a broken leg and un conscious. Relief Offices Hosed Chicago. April 30.—The Illi nois emergency relief commis sion, impoverised by the suspen sion of federal aid, closed the doors of all its state stations to 1,200.000 clients tonight. The unemployed in many sections were forced to turn to their own resources or private charity for their^ustenance but the major ity v^re assured essential pro visions for the next few days. Burglar Falls .Asleep Somerville, N. J., April 30.— Edward Peltel was in jail to night because he couldn’t stay awake long enough to finish robbing Albert Alienee’s house. Alienee returned home early Sun day and found a‘ stranger snor ing gently on the floor of his liv ing room. It was Peltel. Beside 1 Mim lay his hat, his gun and a -• ■•ag filled with jewelry, •ware and other articles at $250. silver- valued t/ ion day Head of NR-A In State John Quince Kilkey. of Mar- arrived in Greensboro Tues- and today he will take up his work as state NR.A compli ance director in North Carolina, with headquarters in the new federal building, the position to which he has been appointed in succession to E. W. Wells, who is being transferred to an im portant post with the national recovery administration in Wash ington. Will Extend N'RA Washington, -April 30.--Eight months, instead of two years more life for a blue eagle wRli shorter claws today became the object of a powerful bi-parfisan drive that developed out of a discordant White House confer ence. The proposal to make two modifications of the NIRA and extend it for eight months gained swift headway at the capitol aft er a complete collapse of nego tiations between President Roosevelt and congressional lead ers" for a compromise. Voters in the three municipali ties in Wilkes county. North Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro and Ron da. will go to their respective polling places tomorrow (Tues day) to select town officers for the next biennium. In North Wilkesboro there is only one ticket In the field. Mayor R. T. McNeill, Commis sioners S. V. Tomlinson, I. E. Pearson, Hoyle M. Hutchens, R. G, Finley and Dr. R. P. Casey have no opposition. J. R. Ilix, E. E. Eller and W. E. Jones have no opposition as candidates for places on the school board. In Wilkesboro Mayor W. E. Harris and Commissioners Ralph R. Reins. Joe R. Barber, C. E. Lenderman and L. B. Dula are opposed by Attorney J. F. Jor dan for mayor, J. R. Henderson, C. T. Doughton and C. A. Lowe for commissioners. In Ronda Mayor S. F. Mastin has no opposition but seven can didates seek places as members of the town board of commis sioners: J. H. Billings. M. C. Jones. E. C. Sparks, Keith Pre- Key Men In Great Works Program President Names Men to Handle Distribution of Four Bil lion Dollars Washington ,.. Above are the three key men in President Roosevelt’s four billion work re- Jlef program. They are; Above, left, Fnmk C. Walker; New York and Montana, vtj^o heads the Divi sion of Applications and Infonna- tioh, the “clearing house’’ for all applications for works funds. T(V. right, Harry Hopkins, Adminis trator of the Progress Division. Lower, right. Secretary of the Interior, Harold J. Ickes, Chair man of the Allotment Board. : vette, 0. D. Bentley. Banner Ed wards and J. B. Bell. Confederates’ I Reunion Friday Commencement For Wilkesboro District Held I'nited Daughters of Confed eracy to be Hoste.ss to Vet erans in -Annual Meet Students From Schools of Dis trict Participate in Pro gram at Wilke.^boro Students from all the schools j (if Wilkesl)oro central district I gathered in Wilkesboro Saturday Wilkes county’s thinning lino attend the district seventh frad^ coninvSfcelBFhP' anW" tield day exercises in the afternoon. The morning session held in of those who-wore th* grey - Jn. llie War Between the States will gather at the courthouse in Wil kesboro Friday in the annual Confederate veterans’ for the county. VS'ilkes Valley Guards chapter of the I'nited Daughters of the Confederacy will be hostess to the veterans and dinner will be served at The Wonder Cafe. The gathering will be informal and especial attention will be given to providing comfort and enter tainment for the veterans. -According to the most accur ate report available this morning eunion tiie courthouse was well attend ed by students and pa'trons of the individual schools of the N. C-Students’ Volunteer Council Meets on Brushies Annual Meteir.g Held Friday and Saturday to Lay Plans For Coming Year district. The athletic contests in The members of the North Carolina Student Volunteer Council held their annual meet ing Friday, Saturday and Sun day to make plans for tlye com- tng ..ear’s work." j~ their place of meeting this year the Brushy Mountains and tvere given the use of the Arthur Fin ley and R. W. Gwyn cottages. Those here for the meeting the traveling secretary. were. Miss Carrie , - . ,„.r,o Lena McMullen, parents are missionaries the Wilkesboro school athletic field. Twenty-one medals for seven years p«rfect attendance and 237 certificates for perfect attend ance during the past term were given out. Following is a list of the prize there are 10 surviving veterans winners in the literary and ath of the Confederacy in Wilkes at! letic contests: this time and it i.s hoped that i Recitations — Paralee W’alsh, every one of these who possibly | Ferguson school, “Our ran will attend the reunion. Each veteran who expects to be present should notify the sec retary. Mrs. Bess Gordon Greer, I Girl.” 1st $5.00 donated by Bank of North W’ilkesboro; Kathle(!n Arrowood, Moravian Falls. “Somebody’s Mother.’’ 2nd $3.00 -McMullen, from Davidson Col lege; Frank Brown, also of Dav idson College; Miss Mary Lou Kincheloe. and Rufus Morrow, from Duke tfniversity; Miss Mary Wilson, from (Jueens-Cliicora College; -Miss Joe Marie Thomp son. of Greensboro .College, Bob W’oodside, of Troutman, and Mi.ss Marie Haigwood, of I city, who is in school at 1 Asheville Teachers College. this the not later than Thursday morn- donated by J. C. Penney Co.; ing, in order that due prepar ations may be made for him. Luncheon will be served also to one- relative or friend who ac companies or has the care of a veteran. Commencement At Mtn. View WQl Be Held at Baptist Baptist Church Friday, May 10, 8 o’Clock ‘ Mountain View high school and district commencement will be held at Mountain View Bap tist church on Friday night. May to, at eight o'clock, according to an announcement by the dis trict superintendent, Prof. E. R. Spruill. Due to the fact that the school auditorium has been con demned for public use by the state department of education, the commencement exercises will be brief and will be held in the Baptist church. All seventh grade graduates and those who are to receive medal.s and awards in any schools of Mountain View dis trict are requested to be present Friday night. -Aralee .Mathis. Cranberry school "Beautiful Hands,’’ 3rd $1.00 donated by Spainhour’s. Declamations — Henry Lane, Moravian Fails. “House by The Side of The Road,” 1st $5.00 do nated by Deposit and Savings Rank; Sammy Davis, Ferguson, “Hon.se by the Side of the Road.” 2nd, $3.00 donated by Prevette’s; Edward Laws, Boomer, “Down on the Farm.” 3rd, $1.00 donat ed by Abshers. Field Oa.v Program and AVinners Boys 100-yard Dash—Claud Staley, Osbornville school, first; Robert Settle, Wilkesboro, sec ond; Bobby Laws, Moravian Falls, third. Girls 50-yard Dash—Roena Bullis, Wilkesboro, first; Mary- (Continued on page eight) Hopkins Relents; State Gets Funds Washington. May 3.-—Director of Relief Harry Hopkins yester day back-tracked on his demand that North Carolina put up $3,- 000,000 for relief and announced the state would be Included in the May allotments. This state ment was made by Hopkins at his press conierence and last night his office announced thac North Carolina allotment for May would be $1,382,825. The April allotment was $1,340,000. Hopkins gave no reason for. changing this decision other than “the cities and counties in North Carolina are putting up quite a sum for relief and we expect this ta increase.’’ our OF THE sn m CoimnekeenMnt At Ronda A^y 13 Seventii Grsde J^erdsfs Will Be Held On Saturday, Il!a> Uth UNNEY TO PREACH Dr. B. B. Dougherty to Deliv er Dress in Final Com- mencemenit Program Final program of Ronda high school commencement •will be held On Monday night, May 13, at which time Dr. B. B. Dough erty, president of Appalachian State Teachers College, will de liver the commencement address and diplomas will be presented to a class oi" 42 seniors. Seventh grade commencement exercises for all schools in the Ronda district will be held at Ronda on Saturday, May 11, with the exercises beginning at 10 a. m. The program for the morning session will be made up of seventh grade graduation exer cises, plays, songs, recitations and readings with students from all the schools in the district participating. Dinner will be served on the grounds at noon and the after noon will be devoted to a field day of athletic events including running broad jump, high jump, relay and 100-yard dash for boys, basketball relay, basket ball throw, fifty-yard dash and bottle relay for girls. District school authorities are hoping that every school will be represented ill the athletic contests as well as the literary program. The high school commence ment will begin on Saturday night, .May 11. with the presen tation of a play, "W’hen a Wo man Decides.’’ A small anmis- sion charge will be made. The commencement sermon will be delivered on Sunday, May 12, at three p. m. by Rev. W. E. Linney, well known Baptist minister of Wilkesboro. The class-61 42 to graduate on Monday night, May 13, is the largest in the history of the school and has made the highest academic average of any class in the last eight years. The school ha.s enjoyed a most successful year from every standpoint. The public, and especially all patrons of the school, are invit ed to the commencement pro grams. All n ght programs will beging prompily at eight o'clock. Heat .minal Dojcketl MAE SAYS “NO” Movie Actress Denies Any Matrimonial Ventures Hollywood . . . Mae West (a- bove), screen lady of many curves, is still standing pat that she has never been married and denies Milwaukee reports that she became the bride of a Frank Wallace there years ago. Also, of having taken out a wedding lic ense at Houston, Tex. Trying To Prevent Pine Blister Rust Dr. WrA. Jenkins Preaches Sermon To the Graduates Final Program of City School Commencement Will |Be Held Ti?3sday Night Crew Working in the County is Eradicating Gooseber ries and Currants A. B. Smith, a representative of the United States department of agriculture, is working a crew of five men In Wilkes coun ty in an effort to ei'adicate cul tivated gooseberry and currant plants and to prevent the spread of blister rust, a blight disease that kills white pine trees. The department of agriculture points out that gooseberries and currants are the medium by which blister rust is contracted in white pine areas and that the disease can be prevenffed where these plants do not exist. Mr. Smith wants it known that the work Is being done for the protection of white pine tim ber, which is very prolific in this section, and hopes to have the co-operation of all home owners and tenants. Mrs. Prevette’s Pupils In Music Recital The music pupils of Mrs. R. E. Prevette will give two recitals in the Wilkesboro high school au ditorium as a contribution to National Music Week. On Friday evening. May 10th, one group of pupils will appear in Recital, and on Monday eve ning, May 13th another group will appear. Both programs will begin at eight o’clock. All pa trons and interested friends are cordially invited. WORKERS IN GO-TO-CHURCH ORGANIZATION WILL CANVASS HOMES IN NORTH WILKESBORO The Go-To-Church organiza tion, started recently in a meet ing attended by laymen from the three leading churches in the city, has taken definite form and in a union prayer service held last week it was decided that a canvass of the city would be made inviting people to go to the church of their choice. The city was divided into eight divisions and adequate workers were named to canvass every home. The movement is interde nominational and the invitation to go to church is extended in a general manner to everybody. Following are the names of the workers and the descriptions of the divlsons of the city to which they are assigned: First Division—East of Hin- shaw Street and North of "K’’ Street. Andy Shook, captain. Workers: D. E. Elledge, Mrs. D. E. Elledge, J. B. Harris, M. P. Hunt. Frank White, Mrs. Frank White, Blair Gwyn, H. L. Meach- am, D. C. Dettor, Claud Canter, Miss Manie Brewer, Mrs. Monroe Eller, Mrs. D. T. Beish. Second Division—South of ‘K’ Street North of ”E” and East of Branch. Hoyle Hutchens, captain. Workers: Joe White, £Mrs. Joe White, C. B. Lomax, Mrs. C. B. Lomax, C. O. McNeil. Mrs. C. O. McNeil, T. S. Barnes, Mrs. T. S. Barnes, Mrs. W1. A. Bullis, T. A. Finley, Mrs. T. A. Finley, H. V. Overcash, Mrs. H. V. Overcash, Jack Brame, Mrs. Jack Brame, Mrs. A. L. Griffing. Third Division—South of "E” Street and East of Branch. A. H. Andrews, captain. Workers: C. C. Kilby, Mrs. C. C. Kilby, Ira D. Payne, Mrs. Ira D. Payne, Mrs. A. H. Andrews, Mrs. Eugene Olive, Mrs. Everette Pearson, A. K. Pearson, Mrs. Jim Crawford, J. D. Moore, Mrs. J. D. Moore, Richard Finley, Miss Julia Fin ley, Mrs. Bryan Higgins, Miss Janie McDiarmid. Fourth Dl^lslon — South of “D” Street and West of Branch. A. F. Kilby, captain. Workers: Mrs. D. J. Carter, Miss Ellen Robinson, Mrs. L. M. Nelson, Mrs. Don Coffey, J. R. Hix. Mrs. J. R. Hix, Mrs. Ivey Moore, Rus sell Hodges, Mrs. Russell Hodg es, Sam Cassel, W. K. Sturdi vant, R. T. McNeil, Mrs. R. T. McNeil, J. Q. Adams, Mrs. J. Q. Adams, Miss Lunda Hendren. Fifth Division—North of "D” Street to "G” Street, West of Branch to Ninth Street. T. O. Perry, captain. Workers: J. H. ■Whicker, A. L. Griffing, Mrs. W. P. Jones, Mrs. Frank Tomlin son, W. C. Moore, Mrs. W. ' C. Moore, R. H. Pearson, Mrs. R. H. Pearson, Zollie Eller, Mrs. Zollie Eller, Mr. Morton. HowaM Ga- I (Continued on page eight) Dr. W. A. Jenkins, former pas tor of the North Wilkesboro -Methodist church and now locat ed at Chapel Hill, delivered a splendid commencement sermon to the members of the graduat ing class of the city schools and a large audience Sunday morn ing at the First Baptist church here. Dr. Jenkins based his mes sage on the subject of “A Well ' Rounded Life” and his text was “Jesus increased in strength, wisdom and favor with God and men.” He pointed out the four es sentials of a well rounded life as physical, mental, spiritual and social development. The message was well received. Ministers of the three leading churches of the city took part in the service. Rev. C. W. Robinson spoke the invocation. Rev. Eu gene Olive read the scripture les son and Rev. H. K. King led in prayer. John Kermit Blackburn rendered a solo, “He That Dwel- leth In the Secret Place.” The entire service was very impres sive. Class exercises will be given tonight in the school auditorium and following is the program for the graduation Tuesday night, beginning at eight o’clock: Song—America, The Beauti ful, led by Miss Elizabeth Zur- burg. Invocation, Rev. Eugene Olive, pastor First Baptist church. Awarding of Prizes and Med als, Chairman and others. Music—Salon Mazurka, Bohm. Miss Mary Gwyn Williams. Introduction of speaker, Mr. A. H. Casey. Commencement address. Dr. Howard E. Rondthaler, presi dent of Salem College. Music—“Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes”, Johnson. Girls’ Glee Club, Miss Elizabeth Zurburg, director. Announcements, Mr. W. D. Halfacre. Superintendent City Schools. Class Valedictory, Miss Nina Call. Presentation of 7 th Grade Certificates, Mr. D. J. Carter. Presentation of High School Diplomas, Mr. W. H. H. Waugh, chairman board of education. Benediction, Rev. C. W. Rob inson, p a s t 0 r Presbyterian church. C. T. Doughton, N. S. Forester and James Piperis have returned from Churchill Downs, K y., where they witnessed the Ken tucky Derby Saturday afternoon. The Kentucky Derby is the out standing bora* racing event in. America. Convicted-Negro Gets 8-15 Years Calendar of Criminal Cases Will Be Cleared This Week, Solicitor Says .-i "We are going to clear up the criminal docket this term, so licitor John R. Jones said Satur day in discussing the progress made in the term of court now going on In Wilkesboro. Until today noon approximate ly 150 of the docket’s 200 cases bad been disposed of and there was every Indication that the remainder of the cases will be tried. The solicitor again warn ed all defendauts and witnesses to be in court when the cases in which they are involved are tried. The longest term meted out se far by Judge F. A. Daniels was to Sucker Sales, negro who was convicted last week of th» mur der of Gilbert Parks on May 25,' 193.3. The bill of Indictment was returned by the grand jury dur ing the special term of court in July, 1933. Among other cases in which judgement has been passed are the following: Beemer Redman, operating motor vehicle while under influ ence of liquor, six months on roads. Margaret Foster, keeping dis orderly house, sentence of one year suspended on condition that she stay out of the town of Wilkesboro. Coleman Wallace and Mrs. Coleman Wallace, keeping disor derly house and other charges; Coleman Wbllace GO days on roads: -Mrs. Coleman Wallace sentence of one year suspended on good behavior and on condi tion that she slay out of Wil kesboro. . Earl Pruitt, assault with dead ly weapon, 30 days at county home. Dwight Waddell and Glenn Bowers, larceny and receiving, sentence suspended on payment of costs. Lawrence Call, operating mo tor vehicle while under influ ence of Piquor, four months on roads. Uless Brewer, nuisance, 30 days at county home. Trial of Robert Lee, who ia indicted for murder, has been set for Thursday. Foote Fletcher, Beatrice Smoak, Annie .Mae Walker and Dorothy Warner, F. and A. and keeping disorderly house. Fletch er, two years sentence suspended on payment of cost and good be havior; others, sentence suspend ed on condition they leave coun ty and not return tor period of two years. Arthur .Mack Wyatt, assault with deadly weapon, six-montha sentence .-.uspended on condition that he be of good behavior and stay sober Conra^i Triplett, slander, eight months on roads. Appeal notice given and appeal bond filled. Clyde Broadway, nonsupport, 12-months sentence on condition that he pay $7.50 per month to his wife. Robert Garris, abandonment. 12 months sentence suspended on condition he pay $5 per month to his wife. Bob Grinton, larceny, 30 days at work at county home. I ■J 4 District Juniors’ Meetii^ Tuesday Tomorrow Will Be Banner Day For Junior Order in Seventh District The spring meeting of district seven. Junior Order United American Mechanics, will be held with North Wilkesboro council No. 51 as host on Tuesday, May 7. The district business meeting will be held at 3:30 in the aft ernoon, at which time the district degree will be conferred and of ficers >will be elected. A public meeting will be held at 7:30 In the evening. E. A. Lewellyn, of Cincinnati, past national councilor, and oth er prominent Juniors are on the program for the evening, It Is announced by W. K. Stnrdlvant, district deputy. District seven Is composed of Surry, Wilkes and Tadkin counties In which are located 16 councils with a. membership of 1^260. A large attendance Is expected at tha meeting here Tuesday.