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VOLUME 58, NO. 49 . $*•©• * Year in Alleghany County
ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1941)—ALLEGHANY COUNTY’S ONLY NEWSPAPER.
_SPARTA, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1947
92.50 a Year Out of County
Plans are now being domple
ted for the fifth annual feeder
calf sale to be, held at the West
Jefferson livestock market Tues
day, September 23, opening at
1:00 o’clock, H. D. Quessenberry
Ashe county agent announced.
Calves will be offered from
four counties, Alleghany, Ashe,
Avery and Watauga. The sale
which is being sponsored by the
State Department of Agriculture,
Extension Division and the West
Jefferson livestock market is ex
pected to attract a large crowd.
It was announced that calves
should be brought in as early in
the morning as possible so that
they can be graded before the
sale. Beef specialists from the N.
C. Department of Agriculture will
assist in the grading, it was ex
Calves will be offered weigh
ing from 300 to 650 pounds and
are to be divided into pens ac
cording to their, weights. Grow
ers are requested to have calves
de-horned and to make other
preparations for the sale wfciafc
is to include only good grUe
calves, and not scrubs. Harry
Hamilton, Jr., is to act as auction
A special show will also be held
in connection with the. sale.
There will be a “Get of Sire” class
of five steers, not confined to
one owner, by a registered bull.
Prizes for this group will be
$25.00; $20.00; $15.00; $10.00 and
$5.00, it was pointed out.
New Serial Will
Beautiful Bedhead ’
From Amneshr In “
*Wr Is Forgetful”
A new serial entitled “Murder
is Forgetful,” written by William
Bogart, will begin in this week’s
issue of the News. It is a story
about a beautiful girl with red
hair and green eyes who is ap
parently suffering from amnesia,
ever since her husband was mur
Moe Martin, a literary agent,
and Johnny Saxon, private in
vestigator, have been retained
by the Hardware Smiths, wealthy
New York family, as body guard
for the lovely redhead, Irene
Smith, t» prevent any harm from
befalling her.-Johnny and Moe,
nearing a state of bankruptcy un
less some funds can be brought
into their business of course are
eager for the job. Miss Smith
was in the process of writing a
novel when her memory left her
and the family seems to think a
writer might jar he* back to the
Helping a beautiful girl recov
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Three games are scheduled be
tween Sparta and Elk Creek in
file play-off for the Virginia Lea
gue the first of which will be
played here. Saturday afternoon.
Sunday, Sparta will journey to
Elk Creek and the third game
will be played at Elk Creek,
Much interest has been shown
as the season nears an i
ta won tone of the :*
In the play-off with
' ; View team, of
3parta P.-T. A.
To Meet Tuesday
The first meetingoftltifePaiw
ent-Teachers Association to be
held ttii« school yea* be held
Tuesday night at 730 o'clock at
the Sparta high school library,' it
was announced this weekby the
president, Mra, C, A. Thompson.
B.: ife Randolph is program
chairman. All parents and teach
ers are urged to be present
Got. R. Gregg Cherry,
shown in make-up when he
played a brief role in the “Loot
Colony,” historical drama pit*
seated each summer on Roan
ojce Island. ■t
Plan Series Of
Clinics In Schools;
Children To Be Vaccinated
For Whooping Cough, Dip
theria And Small Pox
A series of clinics for the vac
cination of first grade Children
against whooping cough, small
pox and diptfeeria win be held in
for eyes, tofUtUs, leeth and skin
diseases and high school stu
dents will be given tuberculin
Dr. R. R. King and Miss Riddle
will bp at Liberty Knob school
today and on Thursday, Septem
Children from Little Pine, Rich
Hill, Glade Valley, Cherry Lane,
Laurel Springs and Sparta are
asked to report to the health
department herjs in Sparta on
Wednesday, September 24, and
on Wednesday, October 1. Tuber
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G. V. Postmasterr
Honored At Meet
J. Rush Thompson, postmaster
at Glade Valley and county chair
man of the National Association of
Postmasters, was presented a cer
tificate for having a one hundred
per cent county membership, it
was learned yesterday.
The certificate was presented
to Mr. Thompson at a meeting of
postmasters of the eighth and
ninth districts held at Mocks
ville, last Friday.
Mr. Thompson was accompan
ied to‘the meeting by S. R. Ni
chols, Sparta postmaster.
26-16 Victory Not Easily Won
By Lions; Expect Close
I The Sparta Yellow Jackets,
spurned on by the near victory
of last Friday, will take on the
Cove Creek team here on the lo
cal field tomorrow afternoon at
1:40 o’clock. Coach Joe Bill Reed’s
boys are expecting a close game,
remembering their 14-6 victory
over Qove Creek last season.
Jr. Rizoti, powerful Yellow
Jacket fullback will be on the
bench this week due to a knee
injury received in the last part
of the fourth quarter of the game
Sparta’s team showed plenty
of power in the opening game of
the season against the Mountain
Lions at North Wilkesboro, when
the Lions were victorious, 26-18.
Xjpttouchdowns were made by
Bin Reeves, who ran nearly 60
yards to make good one of them,
and a thirty-yard run made good
Tom Reeves scored a third
touchdown on a pass.
North Wilkesboro’s Rousseau
sparked the Mt. Lions on to vic
tory, scoring three touchdowns
for the victors. Caudle- added
points after the touchdowns.
Poe. Sparta 18 N. Wilkesboro 26
RG-Woodruff _J. Moore
RT.—Miller —- Shook
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Place In Show
Calves Owned By Boy Houser
And Geo. B. Collins 'Re
ceive Bine Ribbons
Alleghany 4-H and F. F. A. boys
and girls entered the district'
show at Lexington, Saturday fol
lowing the county dairy show
held here last week, and two of
the contestants were blue ribbon
Roy Houser’s Guernsey jun
ior calf placed second in the blue
ribbon class where 82 junior cal
ves were shown. George Bryap
Collins also received a blue rib
bon for his two-year old Guern
sey. Joan Miller and Billy Wood
ruff each received red ribbons.
Entries in the district contest
totalled 313. Dr. H. H. Hilton,
head of the Animal Industry De
partment of State College, was
one, of the judges. The show was
conducted according to the Dan
The prize money, under this
system is distributed among all
contestants. The animals were
placed in blue, red and White rib
bon groups, according to their de
grees of excellence, the blue at
Doughton Lauds REA Before
Group; Re-Elect Directors
Federal legislation enacted in
1938 by which the Rural Wect
rilication Administration was
torney, and Q.
Max Wflson, at
Boy Scouts Return From
American Boy Scouts line the rails of the U. S. army transport, Gen. Harry Taylor.
The shijR arrived at New York from Europe where the scouts attended the International
Boy Scdbt Jamboree in France. Moire than 1,000 scouts from every state of the Union
were represented at the jamboree.
Start W^rk On
Grounds At G. V.
Actual Construction Work Is
Expected To Start
Ground work has already be
gun oh the proposed gymnasium
for Glade Valley high school, E. B.
Eldridge, superintendent, an
nounced &js week. Actual con
struction work is expected to be
gin on Monday. i
The proposed building is to be
70 feet by 100 feet and will be
made, of steel construction and
either concrete or cinder blocks
will be used.
This is the first unit of the new
building program for Glade Val
ley high school and it is hoped
that the building will be ready
for use by January 1, Superin
tendent Eldridge said.
Construction .work is being done
by A. A. Cashion and Son, con
struction company of North
Occur Near Pipe
Two serious highway accidents
occured within a half-hour of
each other near the Sparta Pipe
factory heer around seven o'
clock Sunday night, causing con
siderable damage to cars and
injuring one man.
Talmadge Anderson, of Laurel
Springs, en route to Sparta, driv
ing a ’41 Chevrolet, collided with
a ’39 Plymouth driven by Her
shel Edwards, of Independence,
en route to Roaring Gap. An
derson^ car crossed the road and
struck Edward’s car on the left
side, then struck a rock. The car
was damaged beyond repair. Ed
ward’s car was side-swiped and
the damage was estimated at ap
proximately $290.00. Edward’s
wife and child were with him at
the time of the accident but nei
ther were injured.
The ambulance was called to
take Anderson to I
ment for cuts
W orlt i^ontimies
Construction work on the ne#
Methodist church building hero
has been slightly hampered, C.
6. Castevens, building chairman,
imported due to the tact that no
skilled brick masons can be se*
cured. Only one is now- at work
and although work continues, it
is being done quite slowly.
Part of the lumber has beat
secured and has been delivered to
District Masonic Meeting
Will Be Held Here Next
Wednesday: Pugh To Preside
Held Sat., Sun.
ll|«nfr Prominent State Lead
Hundreds attended "the fifty
first annual meeting of the Al
leghany Baptist Association held
at both the Scottville and Sparta
Baptist churches here last week
end, when a number of promin
ent State Baptist leaders were
Dr. N. D. Fox, moderator, open
ed the session at the Scottville
church on Saturday morning. At
tending the opening program were
Rev. G. W. Bullard, of Raleigh;
Rev. R. M. Hoss, of the State
Board of the Allied Church Lea
gue of Shelby; Dr. W. K. McGee,
chaplain of the Baptist hospital;
Dr. Hoyt Blackwell, president
of Mars Hill College and Rev.
Clarence Gwaltney, of Elkin.
Each of the visitors gave_timely
messages in-regard to religious
progress in Baptist work.
W. F. Doughton gave the report
of the executiye committee.
Following lunch, served by the
ladies of the Scottville church,
addresses were given by Dr.
Blackwell and Dr. McGee.
The night session was- held at
the Sparta church and the ser
mon was delivered by Rev. E.
W. Powers, pastor of the West
Jefferson Baptist church.
Dr. I. G. Greer, superintendent
of the orphanage at Thomasville,
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Grand Master Luther T. Hart
sell And Grand Secretary
W. L. Mclver Coming
District number thirty-foui of
the A. I*. and A. M. will hold
| annual meeting here at the Spar
ta Lodge 423 on Wednesday, Sep
tember 24, when Grand Master
Luther T. Hartsell, Jr., of Con
cord, ahd Grand Secretary Wil
but L. Mclver, of Raleigh, will
The opening session will get
underway at three o’clock _at toe
lodge when the conference for
officers will be held. Grand Dep
uty Ed Pugh will preside. All of
ficers are urged to be present, al
I though all masons are invited.
The dinner will be held at 6:30
o’clock at the community build
ing following which the grand
master and grand secretary will
be in charge.
A large number of masons, both
; from the local lodge and the Jef
ferson lodge, are expected to be
j Officers of the Sparta lodge are
! Clifton Evans, master; Eugene
| Higgins, senior warden; and R.
'J. Randolph, junior warden.
To Be Held Sat.
There will be a square dance
at the community building Satur
day night at eight o’clock, it was
I It will be a benefit dance, the
proceeds of which will go to the
first grade rooms at Sparta high
The dance is open to toe pub
lic. An admission will be charged.
State Masonic Officers To Be Here Wed.
f. yr * it T -■ tip ——r~ji teaMA ,1 w. j pjj t
Luther T. HartMll, Jr., grand master, left and Wilbur
L. Metver, grand secretary, right, who are expected for
the district meeting of the A. F. and ML to beheld here
Ida Maude Black
Johnny ipeague, Also Of Ak
te*h&ny, Places First ta
*». 815 Pound Class
Alleghany county emerged first
by sheer excellence of all the
five animals that were permitted
to be shown in the county exhi
bits at the Elkin Fat Stock Show
and Sale, tjeld at Elkin, Tuesday
and Wednesday. The counties
were ranked as follows: Alle
ghany, Iredell, Wilkes and Surry.
Other counties with animals in.
the show were Forsyth, Ashe,
Caldwell, Alexander, Stokes and
Ida Maude Black showed the
reserve champion of the show,
placing second to Marie Moore, of
Iredell county, who showed the
grand Champion. Under another
classification, a grand champion
and a reserve champion in each
of three groups were set up. For
animals weighing 815 pounds and
under, ; Johnny Teague, of Al
leghany, exhibited the grand
champion, and Fred Mills, of Ito
deB, the reserve champion. For
the heavyweights, Marie Moore,
of Iredell, showed the grand
champion and Ida Maude Black,
the reserve champion, just as they
stood in the sweepstakes event.
Those making up the exhibitors
team .for Alleghany were Ida
Maude Black, Dwight Brown,
Dwayne Andrews, Nancy Gam
bill and Johnny Teague.
At the sale yesterday, the El
kin Junior Chamber of Com
merce bought the reserve cham
pion, the 1,050 pound animal ex
hibited by Ida Maude Black tor
paying 50 cents per pound.
The grand champion weighing
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p fie Here Tuesday
To Show Home PemonstriK
tion Women How To
- Rework Clothing
Miss Willie Hunter, clothing
specialist from State College Ex*
tension service, will be at the
community building at two O'*
clock, Tuesday afternoon, to give
a clothing demonstration, Mrv
Isom Wagoner, home agent, an*
nounced this week.
Home demonstration memberg
are urged to be present and are.
asked to bring coats to be work*
ed over, if they so desire. The
public is cordially invited.
Home demonstration dubs to
meet next week are Rocky Ridge
club, with Mrs. Thomas Smith
at. two o’clock, September tt;
Bledsoe club, with Mrs. J.
Absher at two o’clock,i Septam*
ber 24; Cherry Lane dub, eith
Mrs. G. P. Crutchfield, at twe
o’clock, September 23 and *thg
Whitehead club with Mrs. W. F.
Hoppers at two o’clock, Septem*
Have Picnic Wed%
The teachers of Alleghany
county are planning a picnic for
Wednesday afternoon, Miss Clyde
Fields, announced today. All
teachers are cordially invited ami
may bring guests if they so dft*
sire. They are asked, however,
to bring picnic baskets, all
which will be spread together.
The picnic will be held
grounds owned by Mr.