43 ipMRlSI' HAS BLAjaaD sJTHH a S3* VOL. XXIX, NO. 91 '^ Published Mondays and Thuradayt^’ NQPTH WILKgSBORO, N. THIHSSDAY, it 19S5' ^ :f 1.60 XN STATE—$2 00 OUT OP' O • Tadkfai M«b Pua«s ; vXadkinville, Auir. 20.—James Aatery liyers. 82, passed away mt kia home near E^ck Shoals, 'ttiia county, this morning at 9 f^wing an illness of eral wedcs. He had been ser- ily ill for three weeks. fC,788 Lkjuor Sales New Bern, Total re ceipts from Ikioor sales at. the New _Bern ABC store during the 1-2 days since the estab- t^hraa opened here July 23 'Saturday amounted to according to Saperria*1^ f€. Rea. I Plans Next to freieze Himpio then Restore to Life | R^nuM For Fair Rabigh. Aug. 20.—The statt’ hoard'it agrkultare wHl dt>en bids tomoiroW for the erection of a wing of the exhibit hall at the state fairgrounds to replace "fthe section burned during the ex- position last fall. Gold Near Morganton Morganton, Aug. 20.—Discov ery” of gold on his 69-acre farm' in Silver Creek township has been rei>orted here by A. F. Chapman, Burke county farmer, who says he plans large scale operations to mine the precious metal. Los Angeles—Dr. Ralph Willard. 32, research chemist, pictured ust after he froze to death for three days a monkey which he later restored to life, will have a human being to experiment on next. Stephen Simkhoyltch. film writer, has volunteered to become a hu man icicle in the name of science. The experiments are for the pre vention of various dreaded diseases. PWA Applications Chai>el Hill. Aug. 20.—H. G. Baity, state director of the pub lic works administration, said to night Monday, September 16, had been set a..=i the deadline for re ceiving applications under the new PWA program in the state office here. Relief Project Seeks To Era£cate Disastrous Disease Among Bees In Wilkes and Revive Honey Industry Births And Deaths Raleigh. Aug. 20.—Both births •ad deaths declined in the state daring July as compared with the similar month in 1934, the July vital statistics report issued today by the state board of health revealed. Deaths last month totalled 2.431, for a rs^ of 8.7 per 1,000 4>opulation. while in ,^'jhly, 1934, there were 2,912 for: rate of 10.7. Demented Humanity Newburgh, N. Y., Aug. 20.— Mrs. Dorthy Sherwood. 27, pret ty former showgirl, walked into police headquarters todfiy and ^^told officers the two-year-old son in her arms was dead—drowned by her own hand. “He’s dead,” she sajd, dry-eyed. “I just drown ed him in a creek in Caesar’s Lene. I couldn’t feed him and I couldn’t bear to see him hungry.” Congratulates This City On Improvements 'll Fire Department; Fire In- sarance Rates Lowered For Property Owners In a letter to commissioners of the town of North Wilkesboro J. Xl. Ificholsoh, chairman of the committee on Conservation of Limb and Proper^ in the Carolina Association of ce Agents, congratulated the city on the forward step in improving the fire department to cnA an extent that it is now rat- as second class. He pointed out ♦w«t the added protection against file kms will mean a saving to of the city in fire insur- ■mr* premiums. His letter fol- To Tewii Commissioners sjmlBrstand that your city is jpfrhmr a new motor driven to carry eight hundred feet of hose’a* well as thirty-five chemical tank with hose said CMJnections. I further under- stand that your fire Department *'■ panonnel is to be increased from tweWe to twenty-four men. I am that when these things have been drme the classification of your dty will be changed from third to second class and, con- aeqoBirtly, fixe insurance rates seduced. This will, of course, prove h tremendous saving to the yieim’ty owners in your town, ia not the saving in fire m- premiums that I write about but the steps which dty baa- taken to i^ffect aav- of property from devouring 1 congratulate you and committee which decided on of equipment. , fire protection al- invites new industries, oo the other. .hand, poor ion retards ^ growth Sixty->Six Wilkes Fairiffies In Care Rural Rehibilitation Corporation Faimilies Taken Off Relief lift} Estimated That,95 Per Cent of Families Placed WiO Repay Obligations Sixty-six Wilket county fami lies, who a year ago faced the problem of earning' a- living with despairing hope, have been placed on their feet this year by the North Carolina Rural Rehabilita tion Corporation, working in con junction with the emergency re lief administration. In relief district 8. composed of Wilkes, Yadkin, Surry, Alle ghany, Ashe and Watauga coun ties a total of 442 families were lifted from the relief load and given a chance through means provided in the rural rehabilita tion setup, it was learned here from C. A, Miles, district super visor. Families taken over by the cor poration in Wilkes county show every indication of making grood, according to information gained from Mr. Miles, and it is estimat ed that 95 per cent of them will be able to repay this year’s in stallment on their loan this fall. In the spring the families to be rehabilitated were selected on advice of relief officials after thorough investigation had made by case workers and their recommendation. The corpomtion leased, option to buy, large tracts of lands suitable to farming and a" inventory was made of the pos sessions of the families to be placed. Such supplies and equip ment that they did not have and which were necessary were loan ed by the corporation on easy terms and witfiout interest charge. The first payment is due this fall. Some families already possess ed livestock and if they did not have horses, mules or oxen these were furnished through means of a loan from the corporation to the client. Other supplies included seed, and equipment. The average loan to each family was around $100. depending on vhat they al ready owned. Each family was given a splen did opportunity to make good and has ^en closely observed to see how they take advantage of the opportunities offered. The ulti mate aim is to remove the fami lies from relief or dole and to place them in a position where they can shift for themselves and remove the necessity for govern ment aid in the future. Tne Rural Rehabilitation Coi- poration is financed by a revolv ing fund and when the loans are repaid by the clients the funds are used to place some other fam ily on its feet. bViKdfer^Bjr : FejeralOfficeri S. y. Tomliiison ,. ' . .1 Holey .Cortte Hdpl For ’ntreatadiiF LOtl S. y. TomliiisQii DEMAM)^ $10»000 Threatened^^^o D o Bodily Har m .Unless This Amoont . Was Given A projkc^ recently put into effect by the local relief admin istration has as its purnoee the rehabilitation of the bee keep ing industry in Wjlkes county. During the past few years bees in this section of the state have, become infected by a dis astrous disease known as Amer ican Fowl Brood and its rav ages has all but eradicated bees in the finest bee keeping terri tory in America. « Sourwood honey, the most highly prized product of the bee hive, ia produced only on the eastern .slopes of the .Southern Appalachians, and Wilkes coun ty is in the heart of the sour- wood region. Wilkes county has the most bees of any county in the state and formerly produced many thousands of dollars worth of sourwood honey each year, pro viding a substantial source of income to many farmers. This income is rapidly dwindling be cause the bees are dying of American Fowl Brood. The relief administr.ntion had a man who was in need of work and who knew bees and how to control and fight the disease that is preying upon the honey making insacts, JB« is working on the relief project and is helping all bee keepers to fight the disease and restore the in dustry to the point where it will be a valuable asset to the county and sourwood honey from Wilkes will again be known and prized throughout the country. been upon with Borah Poll Loader • ] I Child Loses Foot; Hand Badly Hurt J. Finley Curtis, who moved from Wilkes several years ago and has been making his home in Mooresville, was arrested yesterday "Up G-Men in Char lotte and placed under bond of $10,000 for appearance in fed eral court on diarge of writing a threatening letter to S. V. Tomlinson, prominent business man of North Wilkesboro. Althongh fuU details of the threat contained in the letter were not made pabHc it is nn- deratood that Curtis demanded $104HM) and if ,his demands were not met Mr. Tomlinson was to suffer great bodily harm. The extortion letter was received by Mr. Tomlinson on August 11, warrant for Curtis’ arrest stated. Agen‘8 of the Charlotte of fice of the bureau of investiga tion, “G^Men” agency of the department of justice, were placed on the case, made the arrest and appeared as prose cuting witnesses against the former Wilkes man in the pre liminary hearing yesterday be fore United States Commission er W. M. Smith in Charlotte: Details of the case are not made public because of a ruling by high officials of the bureau of investigation, that sudi in formation not be given out un til the case reaches federal court. ] BLi Two Accident Cases Treated at the Wilkes Hospital fn Two Days Ray Johnson, three-yeai^old son of Percy Johnson, of Windy Gap,'cut his foot off with an axe Tuesday. Treatment of the injur ed was rendered at The Wilkes Hospital. Yesterday treatment was ren dered to Granville Pruitt, young man of the Dockery community. His right hand was badly injured when a shotgun he was handling accidentally discharged. Miss Elizabeth McNeil, of West Jefferson, is here visiting Miss Margaret McNeil. Fair PlalS; Are Going Forward Expecting Higli Record of At tendance at Great Wilkes Fair In September “Every indication points to a record attendance at the Great Wilkes Fair in North Wilkesboro on September 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21,” W. A. McNeill, president and general manager, 'stated thday. “These expectations are justi fied,” he said, because the fair as sociation this year has arranged for a greater array of attractions that have appeared in this city at any one of the nine annual fairs that have been held since the as sociation was organized. Determined to have a bigger fair this year, officials have ar ranged for added attractions in each department. Knowing that no fair can grow in popularity without good exhibits of farm and home products the first step was to get out a premium list of- (Continued on page eight) A croriicferistic photograph of Will Rogers, comedian, humorist and philosopher. The nation mours his death. Washington.—Senator William E. Borah, of Idaho, (above) ia first choice of Republican county leaders for the 1936 presidential nomination, in a poll being com- niled by Robert H. Lucas, former director of the Republican na tional committee. The first fig ures gave Borah 247, Knox 167, Landon 127, Vandenberg, 97, Low- den 88, Hoover 52. Work Pr(^essii^[ On Ho^ital Here Foster and AUen Construct ing Fireproof BuUding For Lo4^ Institution Foster and Allen, local building contractors, are progressing rap idly ■with the construction of a 'new building for Hie Wilkes Hos pital. Brick work has reached the sec ond floor and is going forward as rapidly as the weather will per mit. The new building will be of fireproof construction throughout and is being erected on the most modem plans approved by the best hospiWl authorities. The new building will have approximately 30 rooms and is to be ready for occupancy by November J5. PREMIUM LIST FOR FLOWER SHOW HERE FIRST WEEK IN OCTOBER ANNOUNCED Announcement Monday that the North Wilkesboro' Garden Club is sponsoring a flower show to be held here during the first week in October created consider able interest. Today the -premium list is announced. Sweepstakes prise -to ex hibitor making the most" points will be a vanity dresser, donated by the Turner White Casket com pany and the American Furniture Company. A first prize marked with blue ribbon will be three points, second prize marked with red ribbon two points and third prize marked with yellow ribbon one point. The show will be open for en try of flowers to every resident of Wilkes county with the excep tion of members of garden clubs other than the North Wilkesboro Garden Club, which ia sponsoring the show. Following is the complete prem ium. list: Class A—Dahlias 1. Best vase dahlias, 3 or more blooms: first, $2.50 cash, Coca-Cola Bottling C0> second, 1 year's subscription to The Jour nal-Patriot; yellow ribbons. , 2. 'Largest, most perfect perfect bloom: first, 3 pairs silk hose, Spainhour - Sydnor Co.; second, $1,60 trade, Reins Market! yellow ribbons. 3. Best vase of 3 decorative (1 or more varieties): first, $2.00 rug, Tomlinson’s Dept. Store; second, $1.00 tie. Payne Clothing Co,: yellow ribbons. 4. Best vase of cactus dahlias (one or more varieties): first, ^.00 trade, Teague’s Pressing club; second, Sunday chicken din ner, Princess cafe, yelllew rib bons. 5. Best vase of 12 common garden dahlias i(one or more va rieties): first, vanity mirrors for sun visors; second, one gallon ice cream, Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. 6. Best vase of single or col- lorette dahlias: first, 6 gallons gasoline, Boone 'Trail Motor Co.; second, $1.(H) groceries, O. P. EJUer & Sons, yellofw ribbons. 7. Vase of 12 pompoms (2 or S » variesies): first, 1 pair silk , J. T. Prevette aothing Co.; second, box powder, Horton Drug Co.; yellow ribbons. 8. 12 large flowering, different varieties in one basket: first, $5,00 Fonse oil'ticket, Nu-iWay Service station; second, electric lamp, Wilkes Electric Co.; yellow rib bons. , 9. Basket of 25 Woomsof minia tures, pompons, arranged for ef fect. Other foliage apd grasses allowed: first, $2.00 cash. The Men’s Shop; second. 24 lb. bag Bon-Ton flour. Miller-Jjong Co.; yellow ribbons. Clssa B—Roses ■ 1. Best collection red roses in one container: first, $2 trade, J. C. Penney Co.: second. $1.26 trade, Ideal Beauty Parlor: yel low ribbons. 2. Best eoUection yellow roses: first, $2.96 • bed spread. Belk’s Dept. Store; yellow ribbons. 3. Best collection pink roses in one container: first, $1.60 pair bedroom shoes, J. T. Prevette Clothing Co.; second, $1 trade, Moore’s Market; yellow ribbons. 4. Best collection mix^ roses in one container; first, $5 portrait work, Johnson’s Studio; second, $1 oil treatment. Wisteria Beauty Salon; yellow ribbons.•- ' 5. Best specimen roses, any color: first, silver bud vase, Reins-Sturdivant, Inc.; second, admiration shampoo, tonic and finger wave, Mayflower Beauty Shop. Class C—Garden Flowers 1. Most artistic arrangement of mixed flowers in baskets in shades of: (a) pink (prize), maple night table, Oak FurnituFe Co,; (b) lavender, bedroom chair, Home Chair Co.: (c) yeflow, magazine stand, Smoak Fdrniture Co,; (d) red, pair bzlaokets,' R4>odes-Day Purniture Cq.J (e> varieties of white, foot stool; (U “^«I (Continued on page eight )y> T. B. Clinic In Wilkesboro Is Now In Progress Second Week Not Yet Filled With Appohitments; Ex- lAminations Free People of Wilkes county are taking full advantage of the op portunity to have a free exami nation for tuberculosis in the clin ic now being conducted at the county health office in the court house. The clinic, which is being con ducted through co-operation of the state and county health de partments, beg:an on Monday morning and will continue through next week. Examination and diagnosis are made by appoint ment only and the first week is filled with appointments. Dr. H. L. Seay, of the state sanatorium, is conducting the clinic this week. Dr. H. F. Easom, specialist who conducted clinics in Wilkes in 1931-32-33 and ’34, will conduct the last week of the clinic. , There are still a number of ap pointments that may be filled for examinations during the last week of the clinic. All' persons who have reason to suspect that they have tuberculosis are urged by health authorities to make ap pointment at once. 'Rev-ival Meeting A revival meeiing will begin at Oak Ridge Baptist church Sun day, August 26. 'The pastor. Rev. J. C. Pruitt, will be assisted dur ing the meeting by Rev. T. E. Ble'vins. Communion will be ob served Sunday. The public has a coMial invitation to attend each and every service. Three Games On Baseball Card Elkin Here Today; Lexing- , ton Team. Here Saturday and Sunday Although rain ^IIbs .somewhat delayed the schedule of^the Home Chair company baseball team during the past few weeks, inter est 'Will rise to a new high pitch this week when the home team meets two of the strongest outfits in this section today, Saturday and Sunday. This afternoon at four o’clock the Chatham Blanketeers* are scheduled for a game here. On Saturday afternoon Lexington, of the Carolina League, coAie« here for a game at 9:30 and again on Sunday for another game at the same hour. This is by far the toughest schedule of three games the locals have faced so far this season and is calculated te draw every baseball fan in North Wil- kesboro and vicinity to the fair- ^onnda. This afternoon Home Chair will A-1 Suppiito For Term Will Be Giren Out At. C. B. Eller, superintoideiit af schools hi Wilkes coustji,’^ today announced a list o| teachqy. eza- ployed for the echoed teira.^, be ginning on Wednesday, 28th. . ivV' A teachers’ meeting held . in the iWilkesfaorq. SC))M building on Tuesday motrdTagJ^ fore school opening ani^ may get their supplies.!, at. time. . ' Following is the list oif ieSowim by districts; v Traphill—Carl pal Beatrice Holbro(^jSkHjfi|^JP. Farmer. Myrtle Laniwn, Uti-'M. Joines, Mildred Holbrook, Vona McCailn, Mrs. Lena Billings.'' Austin—Mrs. J. E. DeJoUraetta. Alma Woodruff, Vaudie LypU.. Mine Ridge—Nora Warren, Hra. Esker Parks. Roaring Gap—C. C. Cockeibaac, Mrs. J. N. Gentry, Stony Ridge—Etta Pruitt Bknt- ins, Bessie Bauguss., . Joynes—Faye Lyon, Bertha Mc Bride. Little Elkin—Coy Durham. Honda—Prof. Bowman, prind- pal, Odessa Black, Roberta Ger man, Samuel B. Brandon, WlUiaa H. Davis. Flora E. McBee, R. 0. Poplin, Elizabeth Anne Mc Donald. Katherine Parcell, Alnia Cleo Harrell, Frances Bradley, Lavenia Abemethy, Ruth Bundy. Pleasant Hill—Mrs. Hugh Roy al, Mrs. Mary B. Holcomb, Bai lie Woodruff, Mary Gladys Carter. Benham—Lyon, Zola Phil lips. XJool Springs—Sherman Sebas- tain, Wilsie Carter. Pleasant Ridge—R. S. Guyer, Mrs. Carl Baker. Temple Hill—Burris A. Day, Bernice Day. Dennyville—J. H. Calloway, J. T. Redding. Clingman—C. B. Burchette, Charlie Byrd, Mary Louise Fer guson. Plum Ridge—Mrs. Demmie Pre vette. Union—Everette Elledge. Millers Creek—R.^V. Day, T. W. Hayes, Plato Greer, Mae (Continued on page eight) attempt to fain revenge for a 13 . . to 5 defeat y«t the hands of the|ARy,” James Larto Blanketeers yesterday. McNeill Family Associadoii To Meet Ob S^. 1 Second Annual GatlhniMg. WUl Be At Millers CrtA-Y School Building The second annual meeting the McNeil Family Associatioii mt Western North Carolina 'WiB 'be held at Millers Creek high school building on Sunday, September 1, 1935. beginning at 9:30 a. nt, and continuing all day. Millera Creek is on the Boone Trail hi$d>- way six miles west of North ilkesboro. Following the plan started but year, there will be a picnic din ner, and all who can do so are asked to bring well filled bashfta. All families and indiridoab bearing the name or tile blood of the DfeNeils are urgently inhitad to be present and take part in this meeting. Judge Johnson Hayes, as president of the asso ciation, will deliver the introduc tory address. It is expected ^1^,, there will be a number of otiynr noted speakers present, .inchid^ Attorney Robert H. Mc^ilL.-^ef Washington, D. C., and-the-MMe*' neil of Bara (the chief of the clan), -who lives in New York.' An effort is being made to get a genuine Scotch pipCT^rojn'N^ York, who will give the pM]^ of this section sometiifaq; entinty new in the way of zegsdite ?-aigt The association, whidi'waa: |iln * last year in a somewl^t oufinii^ ed state, will be perfeet^'tt^ ' on an active workifigl'ba^'Uad it gives promise of beink largest most impoartaitt faii- ily association in the aohdi.' !^. , “Don’t forget the time isiS place—Sunda/, Septmnb^ 1st, at Millers Creek. Cotnfr eaHy, bti|g tim whole family, sad stay statad ,18.19. OAl

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