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Trtbot« To Rogws
York, Nov. 2.—Friends of
.'VVli ^^cers paid tribute to his
tonight in an interna-
caXapal^'^ create a memorial to
the late cowboy humorist, philos
opher and movie star.
Killed By Train
llockingham, Nov. 3.—George
Olenn Craft, 51, was instantly
killed here this afternoon when
he attempted to cross the Sea
board Air Line railway tracks
’> near the depot and fell under the
of a westbound freight
IQlwaukee, Nov. .3. — Three
persons, two of them believed by
-police to be the men who bomb
ed five buildings here in six days,
were killed and 11 others injur
ed in an explosion that rocked
the south side today.
VOL. XXX, NO. 9
Published Mondi«a4idBiara(fe^»T?>^'N^ltr^Litotoo, N. C.. MONDAY, STAni
3^ Men Used on
6 WPA Projects
District Office Hopes To
Start Projects Within
Next Few Days
As the balloting in the nation-wide straw vote, conducted by
weekly newspapers, passed the 126.012 mark this week, the voters far
i and wide, had indicated most clearly thatt hey want one of the above
ig “d^'to^the^jibs JepOTteTto I as our “next presiden^’ President Roosevelt stands alone in
Killed By Train
Statesville. Nov. 3—W. C. Per
ry, Jr., 57,. employe of the Cus
tom Chair company, was killed
by eastbound passenger train No.
16 while sitting on the end of a
cross-tie on the tracks about 400
yards west of the Southern sta-
r'Aon here last night. He was re-
mm'ed .to a local hospital and
died two hours afterward.
Ix^ion Makes Cliarges
Indianapolis. Nov. 2.—Ineffi
ciency, indifference and ignorance i
■were blamed for the deaths of
more than 200 world war veter--
ans in the Florida hurricane last
Labor day, in a report of an |
American legion investigation |
committee adopted by the nation-,
al executive committee and made |
About 365 relief cases have
been placed on work projects In
Wilkes county since the begin
ning of WPA work three weeks
ago. it was learned today from
C. H. Smithey, branch manager
for five counties.
Six projects, five on roads and
one on streets at Roaring River,
are under way and progressing
A majority of the relief cases i
their foremen and have shown a
willingness to work, according
to reports of the project super
Walter Walsh is general fore
man on the biggest job now un
der way, that being the Cricket-
Ilendrix road Improvement pro
ject that is using 100 men. John
Eller is timekeeper. W. O. Bar
nett. ,loe Gamhill and S. H. Jones
as assistant foremen. This pro
ject includes work on a number
.\hout 100 men are at work
oil the McGrady-.4bshers road. J.
I). Hall is general foreman, S. C.
.lolinsoii and Banner McNiel as-
ioiiTWi^ V6lirx,’ (3^e For
For Coming Yev'
J. M. G«nnan Re-electedJMIM'
ter; T. E. Story Overseer;
Others Named .
MEETING ON THURSDAT
At Little Moantain;
Splendid Reports Given v
By Subi^nates ’ "- '
the Democratic ranks as first choice, as indicated by the poll. In the
Republican ranks, U. S. Senator Borah, of Idaho, leads thefield as first
choice with Governor Alf Landon, of Kansas running second, Publisher
Frank Knox, of Chicago, third, and Former President Herbert Hoover,
of California, fourth.
J. M. German, of Boomer.
reelected master of the Wllksa
Pomona Grange in the meeting
held Thursday afternoon at Lit- v •
Townsendites, 64 ^nd 54, Hitchjuke 2,000 Miles
Crook.s yiu.st Rogistci-
Miami. Fla., Nov. 1.—plain
sistant foremen and Walter
Luther Gray is foreman and
Durant Pardiie timekeeper on the
Ronda-Iredell county line road
improvement job. Twenty men
are working on this job, which
liegan this week.
Twenty men are given work
To Wilkes County
Only One County In District,
Forsyth, Has Larger Case
Load Than Wilkes
ly-worded ordinance reauiringion the >-‘oplar Spring road job.
persons convicted of felonies to
register within 24 hours after
reaching the city was looked
upon, as a big stick today in the
hands of police seeking to keep
hoodlu.ms out of the Miami area
;!0 on the road project at .Millers
Creek and 25 are working on the
■Street improvement project at
OHICAOO.. . . Amongst the 5,000. delegates to the first national con-
■'vention of the Townsend “$200-a-month” Clube, held here last week-end,
were the hiking grandmothers, Mrs. Matie Moss, 64, and Mrs. Bessie
'Oswald, 54, (above), who thumbed their-way from Turlock, Calif., 2,000
miles. They were named delegates but no funds were made avtulable for
Boosting North Wilkesboro
Ivey Moore Leaves
On Trip To Canada
r. .S. Income and Outgo
Washington, N'o.v, .2^::—Cuclel
Sam closed hi.s books today on,
first four months of the fiscal
to find he had received only
47 cents for every dollar paid
out. The treasury reported that
receipts throu.gh October 31. a-
mounted to $1,2 3 3,000,000, while
expenditures wt-n- $2.ti21 .utio.-
l■■l)I•■-ytl^ .Man Suicide
Winston-Salem. .\'ov. 2. How-
R. Bowman. 2.3. was found
shot to death at his home near
here today. The bi>dy was fcmiul j
Bowman's mother. .Mrs. \\ .
Bowmati, who liurried In tin-
front porcli of the home wiien slu-
heard a slmt. Near the body was
a shot.nun. Dr. \V. -N Dalton.
F’orsytli county coroner, said llie
death was .suicide.
Ivey .Moore, popular young
business man Iftttvlotjfty for
hurg, Ontario. Canada, wliore he
will undergo treatment for two
or three months for complica
tions resultiiig from an injury
several year.s ago.
Mr. Moore is traveling by au-
tomoliilo, to which he has at-
taclied a specially built trailer
as living (|itarters while on the
Snow Covers West
Chicago. Xov. 3. -Rain and
snow pelted tiie niiddlewest to
day while abnormal cold tormed
the rule in the northwest. Wide
spread precipitation spoiled the
Sabbath in many north central;
states. There were snow flurries |
in some sections of the Rocky
Mountains and in parts (>f South I
"Dakota. Minnesota and upper I
Gangsters F'iglil laiw
Washington. Nov. 2.—The jus
tice depaptmeiit disclosed today
that gangsters now are tryin.g to
hide behind the constitution for
protection from the new crime
laws. Hit hard by the new kid-
nabing and firearms registration
laws which have sent the "G"-
men after them witli freshly
iK>wn clubs, gangsters are attack
ing the constitutionality of those
(Winston-Salem Journal. Sunday, November 3.) ^
The .Toumal-FfttfTof, of Nbi-th WniVdsboro, blossoms"ohi With an extomfed trip
a 24-page special issue as of Thursday. October 31, which is entitled, . _
“Wilkes County Progre.ss and Merchandising Edition.”
Much individual information of an historical nature concerning
the rapid strides which tlie “State of Wilkes” has made in recent
years, the remarkable growth of North Wilkesboro as an indu.strial
and trading center in the foothills and mountain area of Northwest
North Candlna, is provided in intriguing, well-written articles in
The Journal-Patriot is to lie eoinmended for the initiative it as
sumed in getting out this unusual edition. It reciuiied a lot of
liard work, mental and manual, a great deal of pains and patience
in runnii.g down elusive fact.s, and considerable ingenuity in pre-
.seiitiiig the accumulated data in its most attractive, attention-corn
pelling form. But the paper in a sen.se is on occasions of this sort
me-e!y “telling the world” what the community has done.
The Wilkes county folk are possessed of those fine native Tar
Heel qualities which impel them to go out and do tilings in a big
way. They have not been content here of late to keep their light
under a bushel or to sleep on their opportunities for the building of
;i finer town and county. Forty-five years ago. North Wilkesboro
was one of those things which were not. Today it is one of the
fastest growing towns in the state, serving duo notice on the larger
ones that they will have to step faster or be run over.
Towns, like newspapers, grow Just so long as the folks grow.
When the newspaper concer.trates on profits and forgets its obli
gation to give its readers and advertisers the best service possible,
it begins to drift toward the bankruptcy courts. When the people
of a town decide their community is finished, that it can get no
more trade from its logical trading area, the town stands still and
begins to decline. North Wilkesboro folk are still growing and
the town is growing fast, paced as it is by newspapers that arc
fully alive to the possibilities of one of the state’s best counties.
Revised allotments to the sixth
works progress district were re
veal ;d by officials in Winston-Sa-
’ .11 Saturday to aggregate $686,-
810 for men with Forsyth county
getting a lion’s share of $193,329.
The Forsyth county allocation is
more than double the next highest
county appropriation in the list of
13 in the district, Wilkes, second
highest, will receive $76,860.
Federal allocation in the district
are made on the basis of case
load, $86.50 being appropriated for
each man during a basic five-
month period of operation.
Forsyth county, with 2,235 per
sons registered, greatly leads in
case load. Wilkes county has a case
load of 877.
The total allocation for men’s
projects in the district, $686,810 is
computed on a case load of 7,948
Allocation for each county-in--ttie-
district with basic case loads in
Forsyth $193,327 (2,235); Davie.
$12,466 (144); Davidson,
(713); Surry, $57,522 (6^5)
Stokes, $20,154 (233); Alleghany
Over $75,000 WPAlj methodist PASTOR 1
Dr. R. G. Templeton, pastor of
the North Wiilkesboro Methodist
church, comes to this city from
Lincointon, where he served as
pastor since June of last year.
Prior to that time he was for ten
years a member of the Florida
conference. He is a native of
North Carolina, born in Iredell
county. He w'as educated at Ghat-
tSTTbif^*IfhTverslILy. I'niversity of
Chicago, Temple Unversity and
Virginia Seminary. He holds A.
R., .M. A. and D. D. degrees. He
$61,674 has served churches in St. Louis.
Kansas City, Little Rock and
New York City, where he was
$11,158 (129); Yadkin, $28,891 chaplain of the institutions locat-
(334); Alexander, $22,663 (262)
Iredell, $53,630 (620); Ashe. $47,-
542 (548); Watauga, $40,828
(472); .Wilkes. $75,860 ( 877);
FCowan. $61,242 (708).
Dr. Julian Miller Makes Dynamic
Speech Before Kiwanis Club Here
Meets Tuesday Night
A .good program is assured tor
tlie Wilkesboro Grange meeting
to he hold Tuesday night at the
coiirthonse. All memher.s are ask
ed to attend.
Observer Editor Holds Crowd
Spellbound With Discus
sion of American Issues
IN GOOD MEETING
Campaign For Will Rogers Memorial
Fund Inaugurated In North Carolina
Direetors of the North Wil-
kesltoro Kiwanis Club held an
interesting meeting a t Hotel
Wilkes Thursday night with T.
E. Story as iiost. A number of
very good committee reports
were submitted, indicating that
:iie club is quite active in civic
■ind community affairs.
.-V campaign for funds to help
create a wotrhwhile memorial for
Will Rogers will get under way
throughout the nation this week
and North Carolina expects to
cooperate to the fullest extent,
according to Carl Goerch. of Ra
leigh, who has been appointed
I'nkiiown Man Hurt
Elkin, Nov. 3.— With his skull state chairman of the Will Ro.gers
.Memorial Commission. Mrs. J. M.
Hobgood. of Farmville. has been
horribly crushed, one leg almost
torn from his body and numerous
lorii iruiii 11*3 w.
other injuries sustained when he appointed chairman of the Wo
■was run over this evening by an
automobile on the highway be
tween Elkin and Boonville, a
you)^ man apparently about 2 5
y,-are of age is in the hospital
her© with no chance to recover.
Efforts to establish his identity
have been fruitless.
man’s Division, and Governor
Ehringhans is honorary chair
In outlining plans for the drive
in North Carolina. Mr. Goerch
said today that he plana to en
list the cooperation of the var-
i o u s newspapers throughout
■North Carolina. In view of the
fact that Will Rogers was so
closely allied to the newspaper
fraternity, Mr. Goerch said that
that the members of that profes
sion should take the lead in this
Devin I.s Justice
Raleigh. Nov. 1. — Superior
Court Judge William Augustus
Devin, 63, will be inducted as an
associate justice of the North
Carolina Supreme court at 10
o'clock Monday morning. Judge matter.
Devin who has been resident Local chairmen are being ap-
^udee’ of the 10th judicial dia- pointed and their names will be
trict for 22 years, late last night announced within a few days.
= was appointed to the Supreme Hractically every bank in the
court bench by Governor Ehrlng- state has expressed a willingness
lians to fill the vacancy caused. to serv© as a depository for the
dMth ot Associate JusUce Will Rogers Memorial Fund.
J^roKilea- (wholehearted cooperation on the
pari of the public generally
Will Rogers had hundreds of
intimate friends in North Caro
lina and visited this state on
numbers o f occasions. Many
thousands who never saw him
were acquainted with him
through his writings in over fif
teen different newspapers in the
.state. There is no question but
lliat the response for a memorial
fund will be liberal.
The AVill Rogers Memorial
Commission is a national organ
ization of which Vice President
John N. Garner is chairman. Cap
tain Eddie Rickenbacker, Ameri
can War Ace, is in charge of
operations. State organizations
have been completed in practical
ly every state in the Union.
“The people of North Carolina
from time to time have been
of N. Wilkesboro
Killed In Wreck
Mi';S. Virginia Mills Francis
Fatally Injured In Char
both fitting and proper: asked to contribute to various
funds,” said Mr. Goerch today,
“but I don’t think that there
ever has been a drive which will
meet with more wholehearted en
dorsement than this campaign to
raise money tor a Will Rogers-
Memorial. He was one of the
most lovable characters that this
country ever has produced and
millions of people were made
(Continued on page eight)
Mrs. Virginia Mills Francis,
wife of C. E. Francis, of Char
lotte. died in a hospital In Char
lotte Sunday as the result of in
juries received when the car in
which she and her husband were
riding skidded, struck a parked
automobile and overturned in
Charlotte early Sunday morning.
Mrs. Francis, formerly Miss
Virginia Mills, of North Wilkes
boro, was driving as she and her
husband were returning to their
home on Georgia Avenue by way
of Hawthorne Road when the
accident occured. She was thrown
from the car but her husband
was not injured.
In addition to her husband she
is survived by her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. D. Mills, and a sis
ter, Miss Mattie Mills, all of
Charlotte. Funeral Sefrlce will be
tomorrow in a Ckgrlotte mor
tuary and the body will bo taken,
to Richmond, Va.,’tor burial. ‘
Dr. Julian Miller, versatile edi
tor of the Charlotte Observer,
held tlie rapt attention of 84 Ki-
wanians and guests on Ladies’
Night F’riday evening as he ex
pounded what he termed three
great American issues of the
The Program, declared to be
one of the very best ever put on
at a civic assembly here, was in
charge of J. R. Finley, who in
troduced the speaker, who in the
outset paid tribute to this part
of the state and its people.
His subject could very well be
termed “Great American Issues.’’
His three topics were:
t. Shall we have a dictator or
a continuation of self-govern
2. Shall America remain com
mitted to private enterprise or
have political management, which
3. Shall we have all government
I in Washington or some of it in
the state and county?
Surprising as It may seem, he
said, the question of dictsforship
or self government is debatable
with the American people.
In discussing the communism
question he referred to an occas
ion when he heard Norman
Thomas, socialist leader, declare
fiiat if Jesus Christ were here to
day that he would be a com
munist. This assertion by Thom
as, he said, was a lie because
Jesus himself taught people to
be Industrious as shown by the
parable of the talents. "It is not
a question of equalizing values,
but providing equal opportuni
ties,” Dr. Miller pointed out as
the need of the present age.
“Soak the Rich” and “Share the
wealth” were two popular phrad-
es that the speaker said were
foreign to the teachings of Je
Dr. Miller defended the con-
sUtuton as the balance of power
(Continued «n paM aiCbt)
ed on Blackwell’s Island.
Other officers named were T.
E. Story, overseer; Mrs. T. W,
Ferguson, secretary; Mrs. C. T.
Bretholl, lecturer; Miss Joyce
Wellborn, treasurer; Paul Vestal,
steward; Lee Settle, assistant
steward; Miss Bonnie Barker,
lady assistant steward; Mrs. J.
M. German, chaplain; Mrs. Helen
Cashion, pomona; Miss Flora
Cockerham, flora; Mrs. Dillon
Barker, ceres; T. W. Ferguson,
C. F. Bretholl and W. A. Prof-
fit, executive committee.
The meeting Thursday was one
of fhe best the Pomona Grange
has held in some time. Reporta
as follows were given by the rep
resentatives of the various sub
M. F. Barker reported that Lit
tle Mountain Grange is active and
holding interesting regular meet
ings, which are well attended.
T. W. Ferguson gave a report
of the Ferguson Grange and urg
ed that more social meetings bo
held to promote interest.
T. E. Story, reporting for 'Wll-
kesboro, made mention of some
very fine programs that have
been put on at the regular meet
ings. J. M. German made a re
port of the Boomer Grange.
State Master E. S. Vanatta will
install the new officers at a meet
ing to be held early in January.
Succumbs In City
Aged Lady Die.s at Home of
Daughter, Mrs. J. R. Hix;
Mrs. Sarah V. Ferguson, age
87. died Sunday, 7:30 p. m., at
! the home of her daughter, Mrs.
! J. R. Hix, in this city.
Mrs. Ferguson, who had been
in feeble health for four or five
year?, had been accustomed dur
ing the past few years to spend
ing tlie summer at her home at
Ferguson and the winter in this
city with Mrs. Hix. She had been
The midweek prayer service at .seriously ill for a week prior to
To Be Reception
To New Pastor at North Wil
kesboro Methodist Church;
the North Wilkesboro Methodist ' her death,
church Wednesday evening. 7:30. ^be was born in Caldwell
, countv, a daughter of the late
will be in the form of a recep
tion by tile church to the new
pastor. Rev. K. G. Templeton, it
was aiiiioiineed today by chtircli
Rev. Mr. Templeton, assigned
to the North Wilkesboro church
by the conference a week ago.
filled the pulpit for the first
time yesterday before large au
Ho came to North Wilkesboro
from Lincointon, where he served
during a part of the last year as
pastor. Prior t o that time
he served as pastor of churches
Tile public is invited to at
tend the service Wednesday
night and it is especially urged
that all members of the church
be present to welcome Rev. Mr.
Templeton and his family to the
P.-T. A. Is Urged
List of Paid Members For
Current Year To Be Pub
lished In Few Days
A list of members of the North
Wilkesboro Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation who have paid their dues
for the current year will be pub
lished in a few days, it was an
nounced today, and any who ex
pect to join and have not paid
are requested to notify Miss
Elizabeth Finley at once. Miss
Finley is chairman of the mem-
The local P.-T. A. has a good
menabership this year but there
are yet many who may want to
Join and^ lor the convenience of
these people the above announce
ment is made.
William and Sarah Kendall. In
1875 she was married to I.. C.
Ferguson and they made their
liome in the Ferguson commun
ity until his death in 1908. She
was held in highest esteem by
many friends and a wide circle
There are seven surviving chil
dren: Mis.s Blanc lie K. F'erguson
and John Ferguson, of Panama;
Miss Beulah Ferguson and T. W.
F’erguson. of Ferguson: W. 'H.
F’erguson. Richmond. Va.; L. C.
F’erguson, Jr., Dallas. Texas;
Mrs. J. R. Hix. this city. Also
surviving are one sister. Mrs. T.
C. Carlton. Centralia. Kansas;
and two step-daughters, Mrs. Lou
Ellen Carlton, of Winston-Salem,
and M r s. Elizabeth Parlier,
North Wilke.sboro. She was pre
ceded in death by her father and
mother, husband and four sisters,
Mrs. T. 0. Frost, Mrs. Etta Sote-
hocker. Mrs. J. G. Powell and
Mrs. Mary Laxton.
Tentative arrangements were
made today for the funeral to bo,
held Tuesday afternoon, three
o’clock, at Beaver Creek Adven
tist church, where she was a
member. The body will be taken
to her home at Ferguson Tues
day at noon where friends may
call to view the body. Relatives_
stated that the casket w-ill not be
opened at the church.
Jealous Wife Kills Husband
Memphis, Tenn.i Nov. 3.—
Prenton Root, 32-year-old con
tract investigator for a whole-
sy* '•.‘'ncern here and son of a
was shot to death at
Mr. and Mrs. W
MMa .'nutralng for
hofibieM trip to Florida.
J. Church left
fimne here,early today.
Is pretty wife,,Daisy, 30, was
taken into custo^ shortly attaf’
the shooting andSwaa Quoted by
Patrolmen Bert Hm^. sb4 H.
Martin as saying uhe shot - her
husband because Idle resented
what she said werJ^ attaattoas
toward a "clgarettly^ jy
hotel daace an honrT