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Defidt Sferinks
JuBe 11 — The
s iiiktional committee to-
to the house that its
; li^ been raduoed below the
half a million ddlar mark for the
first time since the Smith-Hoover
fsaipaign of 1928.
^ Blows His Head Off
r : Hickory, June 11—Firing the
load from a shotgim into his head,
Avery B. Lddli 28, committed what
local police termed suicide here
last night. The top of his head
was blown off.
, j. i Much Dmnkeniess
' Asheville, June 11—Arrests for
drunkenness in Asheville reach an
all-time high during the month of
May when 231 persons were charg
ed with this offense by the police,
' according to the monthly report of
the police department
I ' Witness Is Beaten
Tuscon. Arizona, June 11—Goyo
Estrada, 11, a principal govern
ment witness in the June Robles
kidnaping case, was beaten by an
unidentified assailant in his home
last night, it was disclosed here
Asked To Display
Published Ifonditys and Thursdays
Flag Day To Be Observed
Under Auspices of Ameri
can Legion, Auxiliary
Merchants and business firms
of this city are asked by the
American Legion and Aualliary
to observe Flag Day, Friday,
June 14. by displaying flaga on
the front of their establishments
Due to the fact that depart
ment officers of both the Legion
*nd Auxiliary will be in the city
tomorrow evening it is asked
tSat the flags be left on the
wtreets until a late hour In order
that the spirit of patriotism may
be manifested among loct "peo
ple and to the distinguish /visi
Mayor R. T. McNeill today
Joined In the request for a full
-display of flags here tomorrow
In observance of flag day.
Many Are Saving
Over 500 Signers On Subscriptions
Tobacco Contract To Journal-Patriot
Office Gets
122 Pn^Hwaik To
Sell Land Track
Land Office Negotiates ^ For
■ Many lltuts In Rendecvous
Mountain Park Area
Woric Project In Solnnargina]
Land Area Is Likdy In
Very Near Future
The federal government has
received proposals from land
owners offering to sell 122
tracts of submarginal land in
Wilkes county In what Is known
as the Rendezvous Mountain
area. It was learned here today
from the local land policy office
of the agricultural adjustment
J. M. Pleasants is in charge of
the land policy office here and
he Is authorized by the govern
ment to negotiate for submargln-
al and cutover lands in that area
between highways 60 and 16 In
Wilkes county.
The 122 tracts which land
owners propose to sell have been
surveyed and are being apprais
ed. The government will pay ac
cording to the appraisers, whe
ther the price he under or over
the proposals made by the land
A greater part of the several
thousand acres on which propos
als havf been tendered is cut-
ver lands. However, a number of
home owners with submarginal
lands are Included.
It was learned unofficially here
that the plan of the government
calls for placing these home
steaders on farms purchased and
developed by the government.
These farms, it Is said, will be
sold on long terms and many op
portunities will be affordsd the
families placed In that manner.
A great many of the tracts
negotiated for are in the heljfti-
borhood of Rendezvous Moun
tain, a historic shrine which has
been made a state park, and ex
tend to the right-of-way of the
great scenic parkway on the Blue
Mr. Pleasants stated today
that any others who have land
in the suggested area for sale
should get in touch with his of
fice, located in the Carter build
ing on Ninth street in North
Wllkesboro, as early as possible.
Upper left: Betsy
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Bom in 1777, Old Glofy win celebrate ite 158th ai^versary on Jme 14.
Ross, traditional maker of the Stars and Stripes, from an ohl pamting. At right, her home
in Philadelphia which has become a national shrine. Center, U. S. marines displaying the
national flag along with their regimenUl colord. North Carolina curr^y ^re
first representations of the Grand Union Flag, shown below at right Left, the KattlesnaKe
flag, another forerunner of Old Glory.
Waving triumphantly through
the years, the Star Spangled
Banner will reach another mile
stone in Us history with the ob-
liervance of its birthday on June
Romance and a certain mys
tery have surrounded our flag
since its adoption 158 years ago.
circumstances that historians in a blue field, representing a
have never been able to unravel
It is known definitely, how
ever. that on June 14, 1777, the
Continental Congress resolved:
"That the flag of the thirteen
United States be thirteen,
alternate red and white; that
clouding its origin in a web of [ the union be thirteen stars, white
new constellation.” Thus this
date has come to bo observed
each year as Flag Day.
Scores of flags represented the
hopes and aspirations of our
forefathers. Colonial flags show
beavers, rattlesnakes, pine trees,
and various other insignia. Some
(Continued on page two)
Importance of Cooperative Effort Is
Stressed By National Grange Led
J. R. Calloway Supervisor of
Acreage Measurements;
Work Is Under Way
Despite the fact that Wilkes
is not generally considered a to
bacco growing county there are
around 600 tobacco farmers
within Us boundaries, figures
compiled by the department of
agriculture and the agricultural
adjustment administration show.
J. R. Callouay, who is super
visor over the work of measuring
tobacco acreage for farmers who
signed contracts, began work
today of measuring tobacco acre
age on 513 farmers, most of
rhich are located in eastern
jV.^lkes. Of this number 350
ffi^gned crop reduction contracts
and 163 signed special base con
f In addition to the contract
sigaen It is estimated that there
Wm Be $1.50 Per Year After
June 30; $2.00 Year Out
side the State
It w vaavav z -
are around 100 tobacco growendJl>era are warned to renew
^■who were not eligible to sign any
kind of contract or who neglect-
ad to sign for this year.
Sheriff Ordered
To Appear Tue»day
In FdriSrth Court
Winston-Salem, June 12. —
Sheriff W. B;' Somers of Wilkes
county was ordered today to ap
pear before F. F. Church, assist
ant clerk of the Fonyth county
Superior court, here next Tues
day to show cause why he should
-not be adjodged in contempt of
The citation was issued for the
'alleged failure of Sheriff Somers
to co-operate with the Forsyth
connty clerk offices In the serv-
ioe of papers In Wilkes county.
The order tor the sherifTs arrest
and the elution were sent to the
Wllkee county coroner for serv-
Jee and bond was set at MOO.
Sheriff Somers was aUeged to
kave Ignored ewvice of an •HOfk'
'' mt him in tha ease of F.
r against Thbmaa WiUiaaa,
t 0-
Since the announcement was
made last week to the effect
that the subscription price of
The Journal-Patriot will be rais
ed to $1.50 per year for sub
scriptions In the state and $2.00
for subscribers living outside of
North Carolina on July 1 many
have taken advantage of the of
fer at the present prices for re
newals and new subscriptions.
The present prices of $1.00
per year In the state and $1.50
outside of the state will prevail
throughout this month for new
and renewal subscriptions. Any
subscription with an expiration
date prior to January, 1936, may
be renewed durlpg this month
at the present rate and
For Vaccination
Are Announced By Dr. Eller;
People Urged To Be On
Time Efcich Week
Dr. A. J. Eller, county health
officer, and Mrs. Bertha Bell,
county nurse, are now in the
midst of vaccination appoint
ments in various communities iif
Wilkes county, it was learned to
day from the county health of
On Wednesday, June 18, Dr.
Eller will start a new series of
appointments for vaccination
against diphtheria and typhoid.
The vaccinations are given free
and he urges the people of the
communities in which appoint
ments are to be filled to be on
time. The dates announced are
as follows:
W'ednesday, June 19
Hay meadow 9 a. m.: Moun
tain View 10 a. m.; Oak Ridge
church 10:30 a. m.; old Scrouge-
out school house noon; Traphlll
school 1 p m.; Roaring Gap
school 2 p. m.
'ninraday, June 20
Maple Springs school on Boone
Trail 9 a. m.; Mt. Pleasant school
10 a. m.; Dunkirk church 11 a.
m.; Hendrix school 1 p. m.;
Claude Pearson’s store 2 p. m.
Friday, June 21
Mine Ridge school 10 a. m.;
Pleasant Ridge school 11 a. m.;
Cool Springs school 11:30 a. m.;
Pleasant Hill school 1 p. m.
all eub-
hol? If they wish to affect this
saving of fifty cents per year.
The raise in price was made
necessary, as was explained last
week, because on increased co^
of operation and materials and
even after July 1 the price will
be far below that charged by
many semi-weekly and some
weekly newspapers published in
North Carolina.
The date for the change in
price was set for July 1 in order
to give everybody an opportunity
to renew at the present price
and in order that no one will
hare ftason to feel thst he has
been taken advantage of.
There are yet on the subscrip
tion Hat several hundred sub
scribers who are given the op
portunity of renewing daring
the remainder of this month at
the present price. Readers are
asked to examine the label on
their papers today and note the
«piratlon date. It it shows that
the subscription expires before
Janaary, 1M$, the present snb-
scrtptlon price will gpply to re
newal thia month.- _
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Messenger Pigeon
Starts Long Trip
Paul Cushion Starts Messeng
er Bird Oh 500-Mile Hop
To Pennsylvania
Tuesday morning at 7:40
a. m., Panl Cashlon, son of
Mr. and Mrs. IMck Carillon,
turned loose Bordeaux, a
Messenger Pigeon. Bordeaux
is ovmed,' was raised antf
trained by Roger Ewing, of
West Grove, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ewing sent this pigeon to
North Wllkesboro to be turn
ed loose and fly back to West
Grove, a distance of about
500 miles. He is expected to
be back home by late this
For several years, Mr. Ew
ing has raised and trained
pigeons. Among his stock are
several winners of national
races, birds which are prized
very hi^ily. He is -a member
of the National Federation,
and has a large stock of rac
Paul Cashlon has purchased
a few birds from Mr. Ewing
and expects to raise and
train them here.
Legion Commander
Is To Visit Wilkes
Joint Meettpff Of Legioo And
AnxiUary To Be Held Here
On Friday Nl{^
Pis718 have been completed for
the banquet meeting of the
Wilkes post of the American Le
gion and the local Unit of the Iie-
gion Auxiliary, which will be
held at the Legion and Auxiliary
clubhouse on Friday evening at
seven o’clock. '
Hubert Olive, department com
mander 'of t^e American Legion;
Jim Caldvrell, ‘adjutant; Mrs. H.
M. Shamway,'department presi
dent of the legion and auxiliary,
and her secretary. Miss Arelie
Adams, ail of Lexington, will at
tend. the meeting and address
the assembly. 'The occasion' will
be one of the'highlights of tha
year for local Legionnaires and
the AuxlUaiy .liBd the full mem
bership of' 1$out erganiiations Is
asked to
Miss Flo«|ta Oomba apent the
pa8t,weyk-e|^ In Wlnaton-Salem
visitiM friends. -
Brother Of Mrs.
A. R. Gray Is Dead
News was received Tuesday of
the death of R. S. Campbell, of
Wilmington, Va., which occured
early Tuesday morning In St.
Lake’s hospital in Richmond,
Va. He had been 111 for a week.
Mr..Campbell -was a member
of a prominent Wilmington, Va.,
family and was' a brother of Mrs.
A. R. Gray, of Wllkesboro. Mr.
and Mrs. Gray attended the fu
neral service in Wlllmington Wed
Miss Alpha Davis, of Spartan
burg, S. C., Is a guest of Miss
Mary Ella McCreddle.
In Grange Meet
H«Id At Courthouse In WU-
kesboro Tuesday Night;
Yanatta Also Speaks
James C. (Sunny Jim) Farm
er, lecturer of the National
Grange, delivered a most Insplr-
In.g address on the subject of
"The Call of th© Grange” in a
meeting held at the courthouse
in Wllkesboro Tuesday night.
The meeting and the address
of the national lecturer inaugu
rated a membership and activity
campaign in the Wilkes Grange
that will culminate in the state
Grange convention in North Wll
kesboro in September.
J. M. German, master of the
Wilkes Pomona Grange, opened
the meeting and presented E. S.
Vanatta, state master. Mr. Van-
atta delivered a brief address
and outlined the program of the
Grange as It appeals to people
interested in the welfare of the
rural population.
He discussed liability and fire
insurance offered by the ^Grange
companies, the part th© organi
zation played In the rural elec
trification purvey, efforts to
ward enactment of a legislative
program for the benefit and re
lief of rural residents, the for
mation of the Farmers’ Cooper
ative Exchange. He also men
tioned the Grange baseball league
and announced that one enter
taining feature of the state con
vention here will be the state
championship baseball games be
tween county Granges.
He then presented Mr. Farm
er, who immediately entered
wholeheartedly Into a discussion
of the Grange and the opportun
ities it affords the rural resl-
denU for cooperative effort and
social advancement. "The
Grange,” he said, “has been In
(Cbntinued on page two)
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Link of Parkway
■,, ■ ■ - ■
NeHo L. Teer, at Durham,
Suhmite Low PropoBal Foci
Construction First Liuk
BID IS $8fi3337.50
Firat Li^ Starts.i^t Yiigloifi
Line and Extends To Pidfit
Near Roaring Gap
Nello L. Teer, contwtor of
Durham, N, C., was announced
as the low bidder for construc
tion of 12.49 miles of Shenan'
doah-to-Orsat Smoky moimUlns
highway extending southward
from the North Carolina tine
when bids were opened Wednes
day at the Roanoke, Va., otfiee
of the United States bureau of
■ Teer’s lowest bid for the job
was ^$363,887.50 which calls for
use od 4,100 feet of cast iroh
culvert pipe rather than rein
forced concrete pipe. His alter
nate bid which contemplates the
use of the reinformed concrete
pipe was $364,862.60.
Ten contractors and contract
ing firms located in, several
states submitted bids on the
After opening of the bids It
was said at the office of Wil
liam M. Austin, highway engi
neer of the bureau of roads, that
the proposals will be transmitted
immediately to the bureau of
fice In Washington for the in
formation o f officials there.
Award of the contract is expect
ed at an early date.
The contract will affect the
grading, drainage and prelimin
ary surfacing of the 12-mlle
length of the 500-mil© parkway
connecting the Shenandoah and
Great Smoky mountain parks.
Teer’s bid was approximately
$4,000 under that of bis nearest
competitor, the E. W. Grannls
company, o f rilllflUilMt
This firm bid $3«7?**Ur-4*'S**t
iron culvert pipe is used and
$367,766 if the reinforced con
crete pipe is used.
Teer is well known as a con
tractor in this section, where he
executed contracts for construc
tion oh sections of the Boone
Trail, highway 16 and other
mountain roads.
Hdght,... 'Weight...;,.,
In tkl* ^ ^ ft
Mnm oAee good-laelring girt and nail ot bring
oi Ha Jounal-Patrint. A pMograpli aeeonipwi»g *hla a»pH^ «
tiM te 4i^ and may be pSrfise If I lU retwn affat tha
i* Mleetad. ’ .:,ji
7 i.Tsm
ProqietAive Movie
Apiriy For Sereeu
Pfaux lu Cast
Applicant May FiB Out Bhal^
and Mail To The Joui^iut- o
Patoim ^
Girls, It’s really hare It laatF
That long-cberia>0d aaihtttom
for a try at the movies awafto
only the nomination'.of ybnntfC
or one of your friendef
Wilkes county -la to have m
motion picture a^i^^Ua awn.
Even aia yon rekdthn, diraatanu
cameramen, electriclana are owS
their way hern to. aupfinfsa fOxa-
ing of a twofOBFWOiaedy enBad '
"Wilkes Counts Hero.” ’'
It will be produced from ba>
ginning to end -right
North Wilkeebord* hnd ‘'f^Sban
county. Local people wlH eonatt*
tate the cast and the fInlahaO
product will be presented tor tbw
first time at th© New (^kenaa
theatre. -V T
Filming of a movie abort as-
pressly for Wilkes county in
sponsored by The Jonmat-Pa^
triot through cooperation of n
well known Hollywood prodoefnn
company. Colonel Don O. New- ,
land, the director, will nnfan '
here next Monday and lanneb
the task of finding a Iwldfng
Considerable equipment win
be brought here for the city's
first real motion picture under
taking, including a studio aet
and a battery ot movie stnAo-
lights capable of developing 1,-
250,000 candlepower, movfa
cameras and other studio eqnf]^'
The scenario for the pictnra
Jibs been prepared. This includea.
(Continued on page eight)
Work On Street
In Wllkesboro
Is Progressing
Traffic Being ^toured Off
Section of StiS»t Now Be
ing Sorfaced
Work of surfacing a portion
of highways 16 and 18 through
WjUkesboro is now going forward
and will be rushed to comple
tion by B. W. Grannis, ot Fay-
ettvllle, holder of the contract.
A non-skid asphalt surface is
being laid on the street from the
end of the present asphalt near
the postoffice to West End Serv
ice Station.
Work ot constructing the con
crete curbs was completed sever
al weeks ago and actual surfac
ing did not get under way un
til this week. Traffic is being de
toured off the street by way of
the drive on the west side of the
Li«t Fireman-Labor
Job At Postoffice
Civil Service Oommission Madu
Known Ratings Severn!
Days Ago
Quince Hutchinson heads thw -
list of ellglbles for the fireman-
labor position at the new poat-
office, according to ratings • is
sued by the United States CM!
Service Commission several days
ago. Hutchinson has been fire
man at the P. E. Brown lum
ber plant her© for about eight
years, and was recommended
highly for the position. Hla rat
ing was 88.
Charlie L. Kelly, fireman at
♦he American Furniture Co., wan
second on the list with a rating
of 86, while Andy Roberts, who-
Is connected with the Oak Fur
niture Co., is third with a rat
ing of 84.
The three eligibles are Demo
Between thirty and forty ap
plications were received tor tha
local government job.
Local Team Shows
Much Improvement
Team Here Has Won Sewn
Straight Gamee Since Being
Deputies Destroy
B4i StiB Outfit
Large Ci^^acity. StQl aad Ma-
toials Destroyed In Love
lace Towndiip
Deputies Sheriff H. C. Kilby
and Old Wllles made a raid In
Lovelace township Saturday that
netted a large distillery and vast
quantities ot materials for liquor
The still consisted ot a_. 100-
gallon steam boiler, • 150-gallon
still and mash vats on which
sugar had Just been applied.
About 2,000 gallons " of mash
were dwtroyed along with the
still, which had been in operation
only a few hours'before the raid
waa niade. No one was fonnd a-
bont the place, howeyer.
Brotkwr Of
Rene* Tdc«o By Denth
News Vhe received here Tues
day aftamoon ot the death In
Vlrgliila of Albqrt Dickenson, a
brother of Mrs. Roe» aevee, of
this city. The message came Jnst
following .the burial of her son,
Robert Roves, tho died In Wrieh,
iri vu. . ,
North Wlkesboro’s basebaB • :
club' has shown remarkablo im
provement during the past twm
weeks and is noif rated^^ SB m na
semi-pro aggregatfon’''l^MI>P**^
of the daily newspapers’ o^ j
state. The team has won' #|!|ra'v.1 ^
game, seven in .number..sinifi
ing reorganised, which la m-
splendld record IpdOed- • .
New material’-has.bsea oAiiii -J
to the club, Stallings^gnd
ruff, outfielder 'ahdriMqiNi^
man, respectively,-being- amoag
the latest new comers. Those i»
charge of the club are now woA-
ing on plans to f^rthfLAwiVaf^
the batting power and nbUSeg
ability of the team in order that
any competition in this sectiam
of the state may be met on '’'aa
eqnal it not snpeilor basis.
The team right now needs tha
united sniwortof the city. At
tendance on the part of'the
pie is needed to make the
receipts balance expenditanOk'^
and'it may b« that evsm additlsa
al revenue will have, to be ee-
onred to finance the team,
through this season.
’This afternoon at 4 o’clock
Young’s ’Transfer team of Wla—^
ston-Salem will be pUfiad oa -tka ■
local diamond. Unlqae Fur^H
strong team of tha Wlnsto^jj
em League, williflay
day at 4 y. m.

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