North Carolina Newspapers

    i I ryOL XXIX. NO. 86 Pabliihed Ml
Ikii ; N01
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• ; - > A'
twin X}in,
olM, today
>lott«, Ujit tM '•■Qtit-
parole aystem «£b a
oleeale grantios^t^^^arolel.'*
» MertiS'tiaiia;--"
:ta, Aag. 2.-.^The 0uke
CaatmMty is~ conal4f»rlng
oenatrtftttoB otr itt.i miMs
-rural en'ension Uuea in North
oUaa. St^alay Wtaberae,
"iMA of ilie -state utiUHea
klaslon, announced Thurs-
Ta,?^^. 2.—
today announced
^French, atlas ^mee
'atlas Jake JohnsMt, |
^tn iail here, is wasted In
hoon^. North Oaro-
a charge of aseaultlng .a
, iroman and burglary. The
was arrested here Wedaes-
£ jniM Ogiwahjay
an uttc5mm^^SH||jSnd' bone
"disease -after ^^l^^operations
and 85 blood transfusions, 14-
yaar«ld Harold Pfieger prepared
tahlght. to leare New York hos-
pHpal for the home which he had
gli^n np hope of ever Wing
Says Woman Was Witch
ClSTeland, Ohio, Aug. 2.—Mrs.
Matilda Waldman, a staid, ma
tronly woman, walked into the
delicatessen of her former friend,
Mrs. Ida Rose Cooper today, and
shot her dead because she believ-
-■ed'she was a witch. Mrs. Wald
man had complained to police
that Mrs. Cooper had bewitched
her with '‘fireballs” which for
three years danced before her
eyas, played about her bedroom
amid horned her husband’s legs.
t^ovad Self Inflicted
.AJbunarle, Ang. 2.—Coroner
B. -M. Lafler today expressed be-
Het the bullet which kUIe.l Wil
liam Dry, 20-year-old farm youth
turned bandit, came from Dry’s
rwk gmn. An examination of the
of the youth, fatally shot
erday in an attempted hold-
'Hip iof the Home Builders associ-
attan here, disclosed he was
aW^k by Iwo bullets, one in the
rld^t 'shoulder and one in the
Rabies Vacdne Is
Being Distributed
Inspectors May Get
FVom Office of Health
Department ]
Part of the supply of rabies
▼accine for Wilkes county has
; arrired and is now ready for dis-
’ tribntion to the township rabies
Inspectors by the county health
The vaccine was ordered by
the county several weeks ago
from the state by 0. F. Eller,
register of deeds, but state au
thorities had some difficulty In
obtaining an adequate supply of
the somm. However, the order
-was partially filled and Inspec
ters may get enough to begin
-vWocinatiiW dogs and get the
under way at' once.
' - «3^Woelnation of all dogs against
raMos Is mandatory under, an
stct passed by the last legisla
ture and Inspectors for the vari
ous townships were named re-
oemtiy to administer the vaccine.
fbe iguspectors will make vac-
apolntmenU in their
tewauaps and it will be the dnty
.-of etecy dog owner to seo that
higjlec is 0ven the vawine. A
fine of f 10 is proscrlh-
«4 by law for tailarp to obserre
j luir Wiaie the maximum fide
with imprisonment op-
' tlonal-Wltb tbs court.
A 5 WILL "
ik. S., Cussel, active worker in
: t)sa Wttlies Bvangelistic Clnb,
rrllt conduct sendees n«tt 8mn-
r4MT at Millers Creek and Char^
City Matbodlst cburdiss/ Serrlces
^ be held at Millers Creek at
a. and Charity at 8:O0 p.
puMlc baa a moat pordigi
^ ttvttatira to attend. Anuounce-
■ot the sarvioaa -was made
QMitry. psator.
a to-*
tight o'clock. At-
member 1s par-
Jp^e Pbiffiiii
¥dr:i’^£BStn^tiTe Cbnrgc De-
liTCfcd to Gnuid July in
WUfccQ Coyrt fiiday
Oidy Abovt J,26:Gbnes Pend
Trial at lids Term;
Few Important Cases
Declaring that "no man is so
high that be should escape pun
ishment from the law and that
no man is so low that he should
not have th» law's prolsction,”
Judge Don Phillips deliv^d
' ^oet instructive charge to the
Ifkand jury in the opening of the
^gust term of 'Wtlkes court in
Ijnlkesboro this morning.
;i^Judge Phillips urged the grand
; ^rors to diligently inquire Into
^very bill of indictment in ord
er , that offenders might be
brought to trial and that cltitens
should not be persecnted because
of prejudices in various com
In his instructions in regard to
inspection of county property he
called attention to the fact that
a number of prisoners recently
broke out of the jail by carving
a hole through the roof. He ask
ed the grand jury to inspect the
county hostile and if they found
that the roof of the jail was in
adequate to hoid prisoners to
make recommendations to that
His charge was very compre
hensive and covered the duties
of the grand jury fully. He stat
ed that that iody is a most in
tegral part of the courts and
must function properly in order
for the court to accomplish Us
purpose;. George A. Crysel is
grand jury foreman.
The term which began this
morning is tor two weeks and
will be for trial of criminal cas
es. In contrast to Wilkes courts
during the past ten years there
are only about 125 cases'pdsding
trial, this estimate including
what the grand jury can reason
ably be expected to return as
true bills. Solicitor John R.
Jones stated that he was confi
dent that the docket can be
It is interesting to note that
the grand jury at the present
term will have but very few
pills charging the more felonious
crimes and no one' is expected to
be put on trial for first degree
murder, although there are three
Supply! charging murder.
-i^aia AaSffrilTSg
G. P. Dockery, Jr.
Accidentally Shot
E3kin Youth, Grand.son of
Mrs. C. H. Swners, Dies of
Rifle Wound in Head
G. P. Dockery, Jr„ 14, son of
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Dockery, of
Elkin, accidentally discharged a
load from a .22 rifle into his
head late Sunday afternoon,
death occurring shortly after
words. The vidtim of the acci
dent with his parents had driv
en out to the Dockery farm near
Zephyr to spend the afternoon.
The fatality occurred while the
boy with bis cousins, were in a
ropm of the home. He was ex
amining his cousins’ rifle when it
accidentally discharged as he sat
in his chair.
The victim was a son of one of
Elkins most prominent families.
His mother before her mar
riage was Miss Hallie Somers, a
daa^ter of Mrs. C. H. Somers,
of -^Ikesboro. and numerous
fiiends of the family In this part
of the state will be sorry to learn
of the tragedy.
Funeral service will be held in
Elkin Tuesday morning, ten o’
J. Ad«xia l^sseaif, for
nwii]r, ypnn.n Uwtnr in Domo-^
cnUtc $siUMea iik WOkee. ooaa-
ty, wail alaciMi ehalmaa of
the county Deasoicratlc execu
tive ooBunl|t^ in a call meet
ing heM at Hotel Wilkea on
Saturday aftcraooa.
Mr. Roasseaa nacceeds D. J.
Brookshire, who was elected
diairman In the qiring Of
19S3 to succeed J. 0. Reins,
Who reMgtted vriten be was ag>-
pointed pontniMter pt tioftb
fbe meeting Satsoday after-
aooa was attended by nla^
tem of j^ftwea^-alae mem-
ben lepfeMatBig the ^ pre-
dncts in die opaaty. No bosl-
ness of public Merest other
than the Section of a chair,
man was taksw ^
Hr. Roasseaa, who Is dc^n-
ty collector of rovenae for the
state in this district^ hss kmg
.1 I ,i, I, I HfiS I iiuTft)
bean prMa|t!iBl. hi local aad
state poiltict- At prestmt he Is
a aMssber of the; state-s^aecSK
ttve ooanUftee. For several'
yei» he vnts sacrehMT tbm
eom^ eimoative. obmmittest
10s eleettoh Satitr^ as ehahw
man was wtchont oppostthm.
C. Q. sscretary of^
the coanty Democratic execa-
tlve committee, having been
dtocted to that post when D. J.
Brookshire,' then ^ secretary,
was pnmod chsiiman.
Fourth MaiistmeBt'tMMHBspm-
sloB r^opiphi Tdok FtesS' ln,
’ This .Qty ow
Toatfce FBiiL tederai iDitmtea pMn p
tiather Htan For Examtea-
tion i^ad BlnHstiiimit
Frank Walker Stated To
Succeed Postmaster
> General
Washington . . . Despite that
Frank C. Walker (above), wants
to retire to private life when he
finishes his work relief job.
President Roosevelt. Is reported
urging him to accept a cabinet
post, that of Postmaster General
Farley, who is shortly to resign
and devote himself to the duties
as chairman of the Democratic
National Committee.
Oxford Singing
Gass To Come
Rush Orders On
Furniture For
Postoffice Here
Congressman Lambeth Ex
plains Delay in Opening of
New Building in City
In respoo^^to i^'elbgram by
five local b'uslhess' meq to Con
gressman Walter Lambeth ask
ing him to investigate the delay
in opening of th© new postoffice
building for Nqrlh 'Wllkesboro
the congressman stated that he
had taken the matter up with
the postoffice department and
that the contractors who were to
furnish the furniture had been
wired to rush the order.
Delay in moving the poslofflce
from its present quarters on B
street to the new building on C
street is due. It is said, to delay
in obtaining the proper furniture
and fixtures. Although Postmast
er J. C. Reins has been asked by
the department to rent the need
ed furniture, efforts to accomp
lish this have been unsuccessful
and opening may not be until
the contracted furniture arrives.
Following is a copy of the cor
respondence relating to the open
ing of the new building:
Hon. Walter Lambeth,
House of Repreeentatlves,
Washington, D, C.
‘‘Are you aware of the ■''fact
that we are being deprived of
the use of our fine new post of
fice, which has been completed
over sixty days. 'We understand
(Conttnned on page Rse)
H’ill Give Conceft In Graded
School Auditorium Wed
nesday Ni^t, 8 oi'Clock
Binging class of the Masonic
orphanage at Oxford will visit
North Wllkesboro Wednesday
and render a concert In the grad
ed school auditorium beginning
at So’clock. Proceeds from the
admission charge will go for the
benefit of the institution and
wholehearted support on the
part of citizens Is earnestly so
The class will arrive here In
the orphanage bus and will be
entertained in the homes of
Masons during their stay in the
city. The visit of the class is
always an anticipated event by
those who are Interested In chil
dren and who wish to see an ex
ample of training given the or
phans by this well known insti
The program to be rendered
here will be varied and will
please the most discriminating,
according to reports from cities
in which the class has appeared
this year. The following press
comment is taken from the
Greensboro Daily News:
‘‘The Oxford Orphanage sing
ing class, making its annual ap
pearance here in Odell Memorial
auditorium at Greensboro ' Col-
1 ge last night, captured the large
audience and went away with re
sounding praise. Many of those
who heard the concert said it
was the most delightful to which
they had ever listened. The
material selected and the man
ner in which these well-trained
cluldren from the institution
which the Masons maintain at Ox
ford played their parts made the
program one of enjoyment from
start to finish. There were songs
by the entire class, readings,
recitations, pageants and drills—
a variety that could do nothing
but please the audience of sev
eral hundred, made up of persons
of all ages. And when those
children got down to 'Who's
Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf,’ Dis
ney’s popular piece, the audience
simply had to sway to the tunes,
which were sung in a way which
many had never heard them sung
Crime Student ' Works
Wonders W^ith Saint
Paul Police
St. Paul . . . Wallace Jamie,
27, (above), crime student . at
the University of Chicago, is the
young man who brought about
the shake-up of the police de
partment here and was made
Deputy Commissioner of Public
P. W. Eshelman
* NamedjBoy Scout
CommtBsioner Here
1 P. W, Eshelman,. president of
Wilkes Hosiery Mills company
and a leader in civic and com
munity affairs, has been Install
ed as Scout Commissioner for
this district, succeeding H. V.
Wbgoner, who moved recently to
Mr. Bshsdman has already Uk-
eh up his duties in thiit capacity
and is devoting considerable at
tention to the work..
6 Prisoners Who
Esofi^ Wilkes
4-' _
Only Two of Eight Jailbreak-
ers Are Still at Large as
Court Convemes
Only two of the eight prison
ers who broke out of Wilkes
jail by carving a hole through
the roof with pocket knives on
July 2G are still at large. It was
learned today from Sheriff W. B.
Somers, who re - incarcerated
Charlie Gross after he was taken
yesterday at his home.
Gross was a federal - prisoner,
jailed on a charge of possession
of liquor, ifeubin Davis, colored
man jailed on the charge of at
tempt to rape, voluntarily re
turned to jail one day last week,
saying that he was not trying to
get away but that he took ad
vantage of the chance to escape
to attend to some ‘‘business mat
The two now' at large are Don
Sprinkle, wanted in connection
with the holding up of Sherman
Elledge’s filling Station at Hays,
and Kirby Nichols, who was
serving a term a^^ the county
home, escaped and was later
placed In jail.
Robert Walker, Watauga man
wa'nted for endorsing govern
ment vouchers, Reece Jordan,
Grayson Dowell and. Ansel Jones,
jailed on larceny charges, were
captured soon after they escaped.
Mr. J. O. Fennel and family
have returned to their home In
Columbus, Ga.,-after spending a
few days with Mr. Pennell’s sis
ter, Mrs. J. M. Bumgarner, in
Wllkesboro, and his mother, Mrs.
W. T. Pennell, in Greensboro.
Youths from' tea- aortbWMtern
North Carolina counties were ex
amined st^he Armory here Fri
day by ofrieers from Fort Bragg
tor enlistment la Civilian' Con
servation Camps. Incladdd in the
number were 35 'Wilkes
coanty. ' ..
This was the fourth enlistment
niuler a program of OOC expan
sion'and b calculated to make
r^ief for a large number of fam-
^}ea i^ttecessary.
' Tboro who passed the exami
nation here Friday were assigned
to the camp at Blanche, N. C.
The Wilkes county youths were
as follows:
Coy Absher, Arnte Anderson,
Greeley Church, Monroe . Griffin,
Gilbert Hamby, Turner Hendrix,
Anbrie • Jolly, Wayne Minton,
Lawrence Parsons, Reger 'V.
Waters, Fred M. Wlngler, Pres
ley Adams, Willie Anderson,
Conrad Carlton, Everette Church,
Richard Dyson, Champ Hall, Ray
Parsons, Allie Phillips, 'Wood-
row Roberts, Thomas Russel,
Arnold Spears, Bill Wyatt, Pres
ley Ashley, Olln Blackburn, John
Cartner, Howard Church, Harri
son Hall, Joe Jonee, Joe Spivey,
George Yale, Howard Saults,
Fred Church, Ernest Johnson
and Russel Hamby.
Everett Garris, a veteran, was
assigned to the V. C. Camp at
C. C. Boys Are
Buildup Road
Road Now Being Constructed
Will Connect ‘Stony Fork
and ink Valleys
A corps of young men from
the James C. C. camp near Pur-
lear are beginning a new road to
The camp members will con
struct a road from Stony Fork
to Elkin, connecting the two val
leys by four miles of road over
what Is known In that section as
the Leo Hendrix Mountain.
Before the days of automobiles
there was a wagon road across
the mountain, but this road has
not been traveled except on foot
for the last 15 years. The old
abandoned road will be regraded.
Travel between the two val
leys, only four miles apart, is
about 20 miles by automobile at
present. Construction of the
new road will mean a great con
venience to the people, at the
same tlm® providing a fire trail
through several thousand acres of
virgin timber.
Another Project Approved
It is understood that when
this road is completed they will
start work on a road between
the vicinity in which Green Well
born lives to a point on the Boone
Trail near the Wllkes-Watauga
line. This also will serve many
people and at the same time add
facilities for fighting forest fire
in the tlmberlands of that area.
9cKoc4 Ant
Lribor Om^
County May HbMiTo
Part of
^ ' Sdiool
-Woritf ProgroM.
Uoa, which will
place relief with Jc
prelects, has set the scale. b{
in •Wilkes coanty at treit
|4S'monthly, if whs. leanM
Thursday by C. B. Bllef, SmeatF
snberffitendent of schoHiT
0. McNeill, chairmail of'AdikftW-
ty board of educatlop, whiiO oa.
a Visit to the dUtjrict WTA ag-
fice in Winstb'i^aTenL . »
The superintendent ai^-‘
chairman discussed . ..tlia 0016-
ability of getting school -'hull4^
ings and addttloi»:.lil WHlna 0^
proved as WPA' projects saA
learned that it may be poosfhte
to secure cost of such labor; at
the WPA may be able to ftfiiiiafc
and 20 per cent Of east of ji^
terials. ^ r.^- -fts
The main difficulty. forsqpVt 4m
the fact that the WPA, whd%'J»
confined principally to reUeC
case labor, may not be able to--
furnish the class of labor neoaa-
sary for the erection of pqbHe
buildings. "■*’ '
However, a check of regiataA-
tlons at the re-employment ofBew
here, which will act as a refS^
ring agency for the WPA, ra-
vealed that there are a nnihllir
of first and second class
ters registered on reliet
they will accept tbe wagM ofCiir-
ed by WIPA there should bh IM-
tie difficulty in securing tka
manual labor in constructlM
Since the WPA is to supplant
relief the object of comparative
ly low wagM Is obvious. Jobe ou
works projects will be by ao-
means lucrative and the object
of the administration is to en
courage people to accept work
for individuals and in indnstry
ratHer than on works progreaa
Belief Caee.s Registered
Practically all employables on
relief are registered at the re
employment office here in antici
pation of the beginning of work
through the WPA. Attention is
called to the fact that if one reg
istered during the past tw»
months that re-registration is
not necessary at the present
Mt. Pisgah Church
Has Good Revival
... .
A most' auccMsful .revival
meeting closed at ML Plsgah
Baptist church Sunday. Rev. L.
B. Mnrray^ pastor, was in charge
and much Interest was shown
throughout the series of lenriees.
Tvauty-four were . added to
the church hgr Baptism aad tl)rw
;hy letter.
Miss icabie Scott and her
guecL, Miss'Tone (jalllghw, of
Chlci^ left' today for a, weeks
'stogr at'Myrtle Bead, S. C. lOss
Oalltgher spent last week here
with Miss Scott at the Wilkes
Legal Difficdly Over Parkway Right of Way
Remowd; Work WiB Start In Next Few Days
SUrt of construeUon work on
th« first link_0f the groat scenic
parkway connecting Shenandoah
and Smoky Mountaiaa national
parks has been virtually assured
and the first dirt should 'to
moved within a'^few weeks.
The great project has- I^u
held u'j) for a short whilejlne to
a legal hl^h lu regard to rights-
of way.
While a case is pending in
court in VlrgMria it; was believed
that MortA ‘Gatollnd, wBl have
no difficulty in tnra^Ung the
right of way In - .this, aUtm
Charles Ross, attoriier. foc the
state highway commlsidon, has^
drawn up a contract 'with the
federal government Indemnify^'
It against aU right ,of way elsl|D^
and thl^ contract la expocteiT)'to
meet the 'approval of SeopOfary
Ickes and tho state h^way
commission, Whose missi^ In
the projef^ M to furnlsh^he re
quired laods. on which ,|o con
struct :the elongated./national
park. / .‘I
The tig6t of way range in
width from 200. toil,000 ' feet,
'dependtng upon particular
sections the soei^ road will
trai*erfe. • ^ . f:
The^/tadencI- Mi»aa ot^ roads
has already approved the low
;i)ld on the first twelve mile link
from the North (Jarollna-'Vlrglnla
line to a point near Roaring Gap.
Nello Teer, Durham contractor
who has constructed aeyefhl
mountain roads, including the
Boone Trail, for the state, was
low. Wdfter and is reported ready
to start work as soon ss the
word to giren from the nation’s
Plans are complete Tor the
next' section of the seesrlc road
from near* Roaring Gap *to Air-
Returns To City
Has Been T«J^ Course in
Internal Medidne in Har
vard SMical School
Dr. J. H. McNeill,' prominent
physician here, returned to this
dty August 1 and has resumed
his practice In 'his offices locat
ed over Horton’s Drug Store.
Dr. McNeill spent three months
In special study of Internal medi
cine in the medical school of
Hairard University, a course
which to considered of much
valne to a medical doctor. Ths
course 'dealt in special study of
dlseasss of the heart, lungs, liv
er, kidneys, stomach and the
g«Berel> practice of Internal medi
dne. i
Judge Finley To
Hdd Four Courts
Commissioned For Tenns At
Murphy, Albemarle, Hayes-
viUe and Salisbury
Governor Ebringhaus has is
sued commissions to Judge T. B.
Finley to hold tbe following
courts: Murphy, August 5th; Al
bemarle, September 2nd; Haires-
vllle, September 23rd; and Salis
bury October 14th. These are
what is known as conflict courts.
At various times the legislature
has authorized couHs in these
districte that conflict with othiw
regular courts where the JiilidUis
holding the regular courts in' tke
districts are engaged, and thsgto
fore other judges have to be as
signed to hold these couplet
Mr. and M». J. C. Cobh, Mr.
and Mn). Vernon Cobb and lit
tle son, ^ph, all of .MeLeansr^
vlUe, and' Miss Elisabeth Cobb
irom n«« CheriTvme. were 10^
benows or perhaps Mulberry Qfl© ^uraday and Friday In 0)e*|
oA tbe: BJ
lie> Ridge: between AUe-.
WllkM countieei
.bonu'^of Mr. and Mrs. G..{«. 8o«k-
welJ. a
Three Gai^
White Oak ConiNic
urday; To Phy .Chathiiw ^
Here on
North Wllkesboro (Hoy;W
Cbalr) baseball aggregstips jjjP-
have its hands full this ' we^
with three games with two oC^THhi'
best sefti-pro outfits in the ftgte.
On Wednesday the local pisqr-
ers will abdht SV otHda
down the Yadkin to play Otolr
Old rivals known as tlu Cb
Blanketeera at Slki«, auA^
turn game will b*;
at 8 tSe o'clock.."^
On Saturday afternoon
Oaks team, from Oreensbp^;
play here. White Oal|s has ji
team as Hiown by t^
Rome Chelris fifiNn
with them at OneiAN
day. ■

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