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P.Mtel,^'M«>(bni >l>d IkvT^ fffOli™ WILKESBOBO, N. C-.lWNPAY. MAYm t988
Natina .
'W«Bt CoBege lU*»peKed ' *■
«noir, May 9.—A recommen-
on tor the reopening of Dev*
•enfort college In the .tall ot
1919, vrithont merging' with
Rifthertord college, vas made
Itean yesterday by i trnatees’
committee headed by Rev. W. O.
Qoode, of Leaksvllle.
C. R EUfer Is R^eikted
Superintendbiif Schools
Board Eds^tion
Takes Oatb Office
Sentence Is Oonunnted
Raleigh, May 9—Governor^ ®h-
ringhaus today commuted to life
Imprisonment the death sentence
Imposed upon William (Bunk)
Deal, Robeson county man, who
was to be electrocuted tomor
row for th#'.Jfurder of Lewis
. IlocMa Rivals. Reno
Tallahassee, Fla., May 10.—
Florida todhy offered quick di
vorces along with winter sun
shine to stimulate its chief in
dustry, the tourist trade. Gov.
Dave Sholts signed a bill reduc
ing the minimum term of resi
dence before filing divorce peti
tions from one year to 90 days.
Onard Shot to Death
Crockett, Texas, May 10.—
Virgil Welch, a guard at the
Kastman prison farm near here,
•was shot to death by escaping
convicts today, less than 17
hours after Raymond Hamilton
and Joe Palmer were electrocut
ed for kUling a guard in another
break from the farm In January,
‘But Sa
Blaylock Convicted
Raleigh, May 10.—Ray Blay
lock, 23, convicted late today of
a second-degree murder charge,
was sentenced to 28 to 30 years
Imprisonment. He originally was
charged with first-degree mur
der In the slaying of J. J. Wilson,
Raleigh grocer, last March 8.
Leaps to His Death
St, Louis, Mo., May 10.—A
man identified in a suicide note
*as Albert Blakesley White Jr.,
■ former army officer of Parkers-
jUWt, W. Va., leaped to his death
-■''''rrom the 14th floor of a hotel
Sere today. The suicide note bit
terly protested the government’s
treatment of disabled World War
veterans, said that he was a-
xnong them, and that his act
prompted by their plight.
Jury Is Drawo
For June Court
In a recess session of the
board of county commissioners
held on Friday afternoon with
all members, D. B. Swarlngen,
•chairman, Ralph Duncan and M.
P. Absher, present. Jurors lor
the term of W|lkes superior
■court to convene on Monday,
June 3, were drawn.
The June term of court will
be for the trial of civil cases on
ly. Hundreds of civil actions are
pending trial in court, although
the criminal docket was practi
cally cleared in the term which
ended Friday.
Following are the jurors for
the June term:
First Week
J. W. Cheek, Edwards; Rossle
Brown, Rock Creek; F. P. Hen-
dren. Brushy Mountain; J. L.
'Wood, Rock Creek; Noah Har-
Reddles River; O. R. BUer, j
eddies River; D. W. Bnrchette,
Bdwards,; J. W. Moore, WUkes-
• nF’^nrn: C. M. Spicer, Traphlll; 8.
’ C. Cgudlll, -Wlalnut Grove; T. R.
^Roberts, Somers; J. F. Combs,
Wllkssboro; W. A. Roope, Rock
: CrMk; O. "W. Burcham, Ed
wards; D. F. SebasUan, Bock
Cre^; B. H. McNelU, Elk; Arley
Myers, Mulberry; Tjiya Gray,
Jtewcastle; Ii. G. ■ Woodie, lewis
Fork; J. A, Norman, Jr., Trap-
hliif; R. G. PhUUps, Boomer;
Harrison Roberts, Antioch; K. L.
Hawkins, Elk; Will Kilby, Mul
Second Week
J. G. Earp, Wllkesboro; Ed
^ Mayberry, Somers; M. B. Moore,
Brushy MounUln; R. h-
yflk—hoVo; Rbenben Prevette,
Lovelace; Ted W. Lyon, Ed
wards; R. V. Wright, Lovelace;
J. M. WelU, Newcastle; J. B.
; Baker, Stanton; W. J. Rhodes,
■ Walnut Grove; David Bay, Ed
wards; Grant Cheek, Edwards;
Carter Yates, Stanton; W. M.
.-Oebome, Mulberry; C. J. Hen-
a^^;tdrwi. Brushy MounUln; O. W.
Brown, Traphlll; J. O. Elter, Elk:
■'•'H. D. Bumgarner, Reddles Blv-
‘ J- C. Bradley, Elk; G. C.
.•■HMtby, Lewis Fork; J; W. Casey,
Bo^rs; C. M. Tevepaugh, North I
■ wBkeafaoro; J. T. West. Beaver .,
re||^ Union. ^
C. 0. McNeill Is Re-elected
Chairman In Session Held
Today In Wilkesboro
Prof. C. B. Eller, superinten
dent of WJlkes county schools,
was unanimously reelected for
the next two years in a meeting
of the Wilkes county board of
education this morning.
C. O. McNeill, R. R. Church
and D. F. Sheppard, present
members of the board who re
ceived the highest votes in the
June, 1934, primary, were re
appointed in the omnibus bill in
the recent term of the legisla
ture. Oaths of offica were ad
ministered this morning by C. C.
Hayes, clerk of court.
After Uklng the oath of of
fice the board went Into session
and reelected C. O. McNeill as
chairman. Then followed the
election of the county superin
Supt. Eller will begin his sec
ond term on June 1. Ite was
first elected county superinten
dent in 1933 and prior to that
time was superintendent of city
schools in Warsaw. During bis
two-year administration as head
of the school system In Wilkes,
it Is pointed out, the schools
have operated smoothly and have
progressed in a splendid man-
ner, considering the fact that
eight-months terms have been
maintained on small ^,approprta-
Is Continued
Wilkesboro Matter Set For
Hearing Tuesday, June 4;
Came Up Friday
Hearing on an order citing T.
S. Miller, registrar In the con
tested Wllkesboro election Tues
day for contempt, was postponed
until Tuesday, June 4, when the
matter came up before Judge F.
A. Daniels in Wilkes superior
court Friday morning.
It is understood that the hear
ing at that time will also deal
with the counting of alleged il
legal votes, in which it was al
leged ballots bearing the signa
ture of Robert M. Brame, Jr.,
chairman ot the county board of
elections, were used contrary to
a permanent restraining order
which Judge Daniels issued to
the effect that the ballots bear
ing the signature of 0. F. Blev
ins, town clerk, were the legal
ballots. Another order issued by
Judge Daniels Impounded the
ballots cast and prevented a
canvass of the votes.
Judge Daniels continued the
matter until the June term of
court because of bis exhausted
condition to continue the work
of presiding over court. Judge
Daniels is in advanced age, but
was highly commended for the
manner in which he conducted
the court through the congested
criminal docket.
In commeniing on the election
affair Judge Daniels stated that
In his opinion "the board of
election officials and the town
board of aldermen had so com-
pllmated matters that no legal
election was held.’’
8 Prince Of
;Not a Good
Oklahoma City . . . Miss Vir
ginia Briscoe (above), 17, is
home from Budapest where re
cently she was asked to dance,
by the Prince of Wales. Virginia
says the Prince is "no', so hot’
as a dancer and that s'ue d rath
er dance with the boys here at
home. Her father, Powel Briscoe,
is an oil operator.
County Health
Department Has
Very Busy Month
Number Communicable Dis
eases On Dedine; Schoid
Children Examimd
Report of the WfikS^ county
health department shows that
Dr. A. J. Eller, county health of
ficer, and Mrs. Bertha Bell, coun
ty nurse, experienced a very
busy month during April, al
though the number ot communi
cable diseases continued on the
The greatest number of com
municable diseases reported was
20 cases of whooping congh.
However, the disease was con
trolled by quarantine and there
waK no epidemic. With the ad
vent of warm weather the disease
has practically subsided, It is
learned. One case of syphilis
was the only other case of com
municable diseases on the report
tor April.
The greatest activity of the
department was the examination
and inspection of 784 school chil
dren. A total of 290 Schick tests
were given, 270 proving negative
and 20 positive. Eighty-eight
diphtheria immunizations were
given and 14 were vaccinated
against smallpox.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl W.
Steele on Saturday morning a
Yoltili b Fatally
trudk Saturday
Acddent Occurred 8 ItUes
East- of-wilkesboro On^
SUg’hway No. 60
Truck Driver Did Not Stop;
Denies Any Knowledge
.of Accident
Roy Voster, age 16, was al
most instantly killed ‘early Sat
urday morning when a truck
struck him while he was walk
ing along the Boone Trail high
way eight miles east of Wllkes
Young Foster was walking to
ward Wilkesboro and a truck,
said to have been driven by Hen
ry Wood, of Harmony, was
passing another vehicle and the
bed of the truck struck Post^ In
the head. The truck continued on
its way to North Wllkesboro
where Wood and his compahlon,
Graham Joyner, were apprehend
ed and placed in jail in Wllkes-
1 boro.
Foster was picked up by a
passing motorist but when he
reached the hospital here he was
In a dying condition. Examina
tion disclosed that his skull was
"Wood, whose truck was identi
fied as the one that hit the
youth, denied any knowledge of
the accident and said that he
did not know that his trJek hit
Joyner was released after In
vestigation of the accident but
Wood is still being held to
charge of manslaughter. 
The youth was a son of
late Gordon Poster and
Nell Barnett Foster, of the Hunt
ing Creek community. His moth
er and the following brothers
and sisters survive. Mrs. Walter
Love, Mrs. Byrd Sanders,
all of whom reside near Hunting
A large' crowd attended the
last rites, which were held at
Fishing Creek Arbor Sunday aft
ernoon at three o’clock. Rev. H.
A. Bullls was in charge 6f the
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Americans Will I^to^ead In Alaska
Wo Hundred Families WiH Be Homesteaded In Fertile
Valley Where Plants Thrive On 24 Hours of Sunshine
' I ~
Road Comideted
By CCC Forces
Workmen of th® James C. C
Camp located near Purlear have
completed the work of grading
what Is known as the Pall
Creek road, which connects the
Summit community with the
Boone Trail at a point near Har
This Is a main artery of travel
for a great number of people In
that section of the county and It
Is understood that the board of
county commissioners and the
county board of education have
joined In a request to the state
highway and, public works com
mission that this grade be grav
eled In order that the road may
be used as a school bus line.
Anchorage, Alaska—Here is pictured a typical farm house in the
rich Matanuska Valley, to which more than 200 mid-wastern farm
families, comprising 1000 members, are now en route from the U. S.
this is a FEUIA colonization project in Alaska. Vegetation thrives
here with 24 hours of sunshine and a frosty sub-soil and there is no
fear of drought.
April Term Wilkes Court Adjo^ed
Friday; Only Few Cases Cmtinmed
House Satv&^
Said To M^t Ai^vnl Re-
pnbtieaiis and Democrats a
in County
By provisions of a measno ta*
trodneed sevend days ago W
the senate and wMeh psss^. t»
the honse of representatives 8gt-
urday Wilkes county was «ac-
empted from the absentee bnllog
law and absentee votes wBl BoC
be cast in any fnttire primsilsS
of elections In Wilkes.
The measure was IntrtidaeeC^
Jn the senate by Senator Joo
Williams, of thto district aaA
•was passed .without opposi^oa ia
both houses.
s'lt Is understood that tha pas^ '
sage of the act abolishing ahsen-
tee voting In Willkes meets wltk
the approval of both' the Demo
crat and Republican parties.
It has been frequently point
ed out that absentee voting baa
been the source of much coa-
troversy In primaries and eleo-
tlqns and It Is expected that the
abolishment of absentee voUnu
In the county will have little or
no opposition.
Wilketboro H^h '
Closes Wednesday
Pre^dent oF Guilford ColleK«
To Deliver Commence
ment Address I
Son-in-Law of Rev. S.
Taylor Died Tuesday
J. F. Thomas, of Charlotte, died
on Tuesday morning. Funeral
and burial services were held
Thursday -t Morven.
Mr. Thomas was married In
1923 to Miss Pauline Taylor, a
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Sey
mour Taylor, of Wllkesboro. She
and four children, '‘James, Billie,
Richard and Joe, survive.
Teachers’ Summer School To Begin
In Wilkesboro On Monday, June 3
WillcMHoro Woman’s I Wai Be Branch of Lenoir
WiiKesDoro woman »| Ta Havo
Club Awarded Prize
Roaring River
Fii^ Tonight
Commencement Programs at
RoarW River High School
Thursday and Friday
The commencement exercises
of Roaring River school began
Thursday night. May 9, with the
presentation by the primary
grades of “The Maid and The
Golden Slipper," an operetta In
three acts.
On Friday night. May 10th, a
colored skit ^Winning Dat Gal,’’
given by a group of high sohool
pupils, was thoroughly enjoyed.
Following this a three-act play,
"One Mlnnte of Twelve," was
very ably enacted by the senior
On Sunday evening the bacca
laureate serman was delivered
by Rev. N. T. Jarvis.
Monday evening at eight o’
clock class nigh* -"•i gra'iiatlon
' !Jl
Delegates Of Wllkesboro Or
ganization Attend Convention
AtEUzabedi City
The Wllkeeboro Woman’s club
won tlie first sUte prize, .The
Fannie Staton Silver Goblet, In
the Garden Department contest,
which was awarded last Thurs
day night during the annual
state convention of Wqjnen’s
Clubs at Elizabeth City. This is
the third time the Wllkeeboro
Woman’s Club has won a state
prize. It having been awarded
first prize, the Fannie Staton
Silver Goblet, In 1933 and the
second prize In 1934, and now
comes in again for the first state
prize for 1935, the Fannie Sta-
ton Silver Goblet.
It was Mrs. R. H. Latham’s
last session In which she will
preside as president. She handed
the gavel and the office over to
the new president, Mrs. John
Marshall, of Mount Airy.
Four hundred women attend
ed the banquet Thursday night.
The address of Mrs. William
Dick Sporborg. past president of
the New York , Federation of
Women’s Clubs, was the Jiigh
light of the conventloi^
L»n Friday the women of the
. .>1 i;flilOD. left. for^Dare Coon-
Ooniinnad on oage eight)
Rhyne CoUege; To Have
Faculty of Six
Lenoir - Rhyne College will
open a summer school for teach
ers of Wilkes county on Monday,
June 8, according to an aa*
nonneement sent out from Hick
ory today to school officials of
this county.
The sohool will be held In
Wilkesboro high school huilding
and Saturday, May 2t, will be
registration day,
Approximately 100 teachers In
Wilkes have signified their de
sire for a local summer sohool.
It Is said, and If the demand jus
tifies such action a second term
will begin soon after the first
term closes on July 18.
The courses offered ‘will be
standard and may be applied to
ward raising teachers’ certifl-
catee. I,enolr-Rhyne will send
six members of the facnlty and
two members will be supplied
The two local school men who
have been selected by the college;
to occupy places on the summer
school facuity are W. D. Hall-
acre, superintendent ot North
Wllkesboro city schools, and T.
B. Story, superintendent of Wll
kesboro city schools, Both are
•veil prepar'ed ' by education,
training and experience for
teaching educaUDnu^?^^?r;1 .
Seriously Hurt
In Auto Wreck
Clyde Mfehttd Sustains Se
vere Skufl Fracture In
Wreck Near Cricket
C.yde Michael, age 22, Is In a
very serious condition at, the
Wilkes Hospital as the result of
Injuries received Sunday after
noon when he was in a automo
bile wreck on the Boone ^Trall
highway near Cricket.
Michael was driving and *as
accompanied by Gwyn McNeill,
date Kilby, Ralph Mahaffey and
a Mr. Woodie when the car struck
a post, slde-Bwlped L.' T. Ber
nard’s automobile and then over-
turjied on the pavement. ,
The car occupied by the young
men was reported to be going at
a high rate of speed when the
accident occured. Michael’s most
serions Injury was diagnosed as
a severe fracture at the base of
his skull. He has remained In a
neml-consclous condition since
4he accident. The other occu
pants df the car were not. ser
iously hurt.
Grange To Meet
Saturday Nigkt
Win Lay Plans For State
Grange Conventitm Here
In September
All Grangers In Wilkes coun
ty are urged to attend a meet
ing to be held at the courthouse
In Wllkesboro on Saturday night,
7i80, at which time specific
plans for the state Grang« con
vention here In September wlU
be made. It was announced to
day by J. M. German, master of
the Wllkef Pomona Grange.
E. S. Vanatta, state Grange
Blaster, and the state executive
committee will be present for the
meeting. Mr. German emphasis^
the fact that aU members of ^
subordihate Oranges are asSed
■to be present for > the meeting
Three "Priflidiiers ITaken *^o
Central State Prison At
Raleigh Sunday
April term of Wilkes superior
court, the first court held under
a recent law creating two extra
terms per year for Wilkes, ad
journed In Wilkesboro Friday.
Judge F. A. Danlelk, of Golds
boro, presided for the two-weeks’
Practically all of the term was
devoted to trial of criminal cases
and practically all of the crim
inal cases were disposed ot
through trial or by nol pros. Less
than 20 criminal cases were con
tinued, It was estimated today
by C. C. Hayes, clerk of court.
Among the cases disposed of
during the latter days of the
term were the following:
Russel Prevette, possession, of
liquor, judgment suspended on
payment ot cost.
Ernest Smith, assault, 30 days
on roads.
Click Pruitt, abandonment, as
sault and nonsupport, sentence
of 12 months suspended on con
dition, that he pay cost, stay
sober and be of good behavior.
Ernest Brown, violating pro
hibition law, sentenco of eight
months 8usp_ended on condition
he be of good behavior.
Bruce Colbert, violating prohi
bition law, sentence of eight
months suspended on good be
Ed McGrady, operating motor
vehicle while under Influence of
llqnor, sentence of eight months
suspended on condition that he
be of good behavior.
Jake W^lee, destruction of per
sonal property, tq pay coet and
pay Rhodes-Day Furniture Com
pany 823.60.
Ttoee prisoners. Click Wad
d«lL 8noker>Sales, colored, and
-Beamer- Redman, colored, were
taken to the central state prison
In Raleigh Sunday to serve sen
tences Imposed during th® term.
Several were sentenced to terms
on the roads while a number
were sentenced to work at the
county home.
Wllkesboro high school final*
will be held on Wednesday
night. May 16, at which time Dr^
Clyde A. Milner, president oC
commencement address and di
plomas will be presented to it
large clan of graduates
The commencement programs
will be held In the Methodist
church, due to the fact that thn
sohool auditorium has been con
demned tor use for public gath
erings on account of fire han-
The commencement season be
gan for the school on Friday
night, at which time the jnnlor
pupils of Mrs. R. E. Prevette’*
music classes appeared In recit
al. A second music recital by
Mrs. Prevette’s music classe*'
win take place tonight.
The class night exercises will
be rendered in the school audi
torium on Tuesday night, begin
ning at eight o’clock. Attendancn
must be limited to Invitation,
however, on account of the au
ditorium being condemned for
large crowds.
The commencement sermon
was delivered Sunday evening at
the Methodist church by Dr.
George G. Higgins, pastor of the
First Moravian Church of
Greensboro, In an Impressive
Marrutfe Ucenues
Licenses to wed were leaned by
Register of Deeds O. F. Bll«
during the past lew days to the
following: ^ T
'May 11—Banford Crane, Mm-
pie Springs, and ■ Ella Greene,
Deep Gap; Clarence Cleary, IMy-
lo, and Ella Mae Bumgarner,
May 18—^W. H. Brooks and
Don* Jane Wagoner, .both of
Bom to Mr.; and Mrs. Kobert
M. Br*me, Jr.,^ at the Wilke*
Hospital tu£ morning, a son.
Two Are Held For
Robbery Attempb
tra and Ralph Green Charged
Witii Assault On Aged
Man and Woman
Ira and Ralph Green, who live
near Darby, are in jail at Wll-
keshoro facing charges of as
saulting an aged lady and am
aged man for the purpose ot rob
The two Greens and one otttw
youth whose name ‘was not
learned and who has not beenL
apprehended are alleged to have
entmwd the home of a Mia.
Walters hoar Darby on the pre-
text'of getting a drink of water.
It was in the home,'^iaUe*-
ed, that they almoA " smothered
her to,dbath with a sack and
searched for some money. wltb—
out success. They are also charc-
ed with going to the home of
John Bqnge, an aged man of the
Stony Fork section, and called
him s'way from the house, on th*
protest of looUag ovor pomm
timber. 'When they had Inred th»'
a^d man Into the woods, it 1*
reported, they beat him bat ram
wlthont getting his money wham
he called hi* sons to his aUL
Both the yqang msa in iaS
are said to' have admitted tkat -
they threw a sack over the.j
lady’s bead hnt wlU not
any statement that they
d either Mrs. Walters flif,
eked man fc^the pnrp^^,-
■rhobery. .

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