North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUME 18, NO. 40
Alleghany County
Outstanding Llvestec
culture and Tourist
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Plenty Of Action
Exj^bted; Teams"
Evenly Matched
Kick-Off Scheduled For 1:30
O’clock; Record Crowd
Is Expected
Sparta’s Yellow Jackets, hard
at work on the gridiron in the
frosty football weather this week,
are ready to meet the Rural Re
treat eleven here on the local
field tomorrow afternoon.
The kick-off is scheduled for
1:30 o’clock and local fans are
expected to turn out e^ mass
for the second home game of the
season. Several business estab
lishments are planning to close
during the game.
Sparta lost to the Boonville
eleven last Friday afternoon at
Boonville when the home town
boys scored a 12-0 victory. Both
teams seemed evenly matched for
the first and second quarters,
while neither team was able to
score. In the third quarter, cap
italizing on a Sparta fumble and
H an intercepted pass with which
Bernard Pardue ran 60 yards to
score, Boonville overcame Sparta.
The fumble was made on the 30
yard line. A first down and rough
ing penalty moved the ball to the
four, from where Everett Brown
hucked over for the score.
Both teams threatened several
times, Boonville halting Sparta
several times after long passing
rcks. One 70-yard pass play
BoonviUe’s was called back
due to a penalty.
12 0—12
0 0— 0
Choate Gets J-3
Year Sentence
Sparta Doctor Gives Notice Of
eal To Supreme Court;
>nd Set At $5,000
of criminal
acquitted the Alle
ity physician on a
manslaughter in the
;h of Mrs. Annie Mae
Charlotte at an Elkin
RG_s—^/Woodruff ..i-Gentry
Miller __Steelman
RE_Reeves —„_H. Lakey
QB —..Bryant_Cockerham
LH-Andrews ^_G. Lakey
RH—. Brooks-Pardue
FB-Gentry -Brown
Score by periods:
Boonville _0 0
Sparta -0 0
Scoring touchdowns:
Substitutes: Sparta
Woodruff, Scott, Murray, Rowe,
Bryant. Boonville—Swain, Hood.
Smith, Mosley, Dobbins, Wilkins.
Dobson—Dr. B. O. Choate,
prominent Sparta physician, was
sentenced to from one to three
years in State prison last Friday
by Judge William H. Bobbitt after
a Surry county Superior Court
jury found
The jury
ghany county imyaiuau
charge of manslaughter i
abortion death of Mrs. Ai
Anderson of Charlotte °*
hotel in August, 1948,
Dr. Choate gave notice
peal to the State Supreme
and Judge Bobbitt set b
$8,000, which was supplier
Judge Bobbitt found
W. Seagle of Char’"**'
Dairy Farmers
To Meet Oct 9
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Animals From Overseas Are Agah Arriving In The U. S.
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Animals from overseas are emigrating to the u States again, now that shipping
space is available. To protect American lives tot; ainst foreign disease they are
held in quarantine at Athenia, N. J. Both domes;._ animals, imported mainly for
breeding, and wild animals bound for a zoo must pass through Athenia. During the first
six months of 1947, this animal “Ellis Island” received 261 purebred Jersey cattle, 52 an
telopes, 16 giraffes, 10 deer, 6 wild swine, and one red buffalo.
per Contest For High
udents Announced;
ble Prizes Are Offered
Event Is Launched In Con
nection With National
Newspaper Week
In connection with the observ
ance of National Newspaper week,
October 1-8 The Alleghany News
is again launching its annual
county-wide essay contest on the
subject, “Your Newspaper Serves
Freedom by Serving You,” the
theme for the week.
All high school students are
eligible to enter the contest
Prizes will be awarded the coun
ty winners, by this paper. Prizes
of $10.00, $5.00 and $3.00 will be
awarded to the winners of the
first, second and third places.
The essays should be not over
1,500 words in length and the
deadline for entering them is De
cember 1. All should be type
written if possible and sent to this
paper before that time.
It was pointed out that there
must be as many as five entries
from the county before county
prizes can be awarded.
(Continued on page 8)
Grand Jury Hears
Cases; Seventeen
True Bills Found
I. K. Doughton Is Foreman;
General Inspection Made
Of County Buildings
True bills were found in 17
:ases heard before the grand jury
this week and a general inspection
sf the county buildings was
The courthouse offices were
found to be in good condition
uid the jail was reported to be
:lean and well kept. However,
the jurors recommended better
water facilities.
An inspection was also made
jf the prison camp which was
reported to be in good condition.
Repairs to the chimney of the
:ommunity building were sug
some time ago and part of the
(Continued oy page 4)
Kay Kyser Offers Salute
To National Newspaper W eek
By nay nyser
Hey chillun, pay attention!
Class is now in session and this
is your Ol’ Professor telling you
it’s about time you paid tribute
to one of America’s greatest in
stitutions — your hometow#
This is National Newspa|
Week and that's ao “Comedy
Error*," to;, fact, it’s time .we
agreed •ofltlng’. more fun thai
Mural Painting
Given To Sparta
Baptist Church
Painting By Former Alleghany
Woman Is Donated
By Patsy Burgiss
Hanging in the Sparta Baptist
church is an oil mural painting,
depicting the “Baptismal of
Christ,” given to the church by
Miss Patsy Roy Burgiss, daugh
ter of Dr. and Mrs. T. R. Bur
giss, of Sparta.
Formal dedication services and
the unveiling were held at the
churclj at the regular service Sun
day morning when a number of
visitors as well as active church
members were present. The mu
ral painting was presented to the
church by Mrs. C. A. Reeves in
the absence of the donor and
Rev. F. G. Walker, pastor, re
ceived it for the church.
The painting was done by Mrs.
Phillip Gray, of Boulder, Colo
rado, the former Miss Ewing
Cheek, of Alleghany county. Mrs.
Gray, who is a well known ar
tist, made the painting in Colo
rado. She is known throughout
the country for portrait work
and is reported to seldom use
models for her work. Mrs. Gray
was present at the dedication
and spoke briefly to the congre
gation concerning its origin.
The painting was done in oil
colors and is seven feet high and
nine feet wide. The canva3 was
placed directly above the bap
Tast Of Series
To Be Played Sal.
Local People Will
Attend Telephone
Hearing In Raleigh
Scheduled This Afternoon;
Will Be Joined By
Other Groups
A number of Sparta people
as well as others in this
county and Ashe will attend
the telephone hearing to be
held in Raleigh this afternoon,
relative to telephone service and
The hearing before the utilities
commission was called since the
Central Telephone company serv
ing this area has asked for an
increase in rates. The West Jef
ferson Merchants association had
previously asked for a hearing
in connection with the service,
• County and town officials and
other interested citizens from
Ashe county will join the Allegh
any group.
Among the delegation from here
are expected to be Congressman
R. L. Doughton, Amos Wagoner,
Julius Womble,. Levi Shores,
Kern Wagoner and Claude Miles.
The Central Telephone Com
pany is asking in the petition for
the authority to establish the fol
lowing rates for business service
in Sparta, individual line, $3.00;
two party line, $2.50; business ex
tension, $0.75; rural multi-party
line, $3.00. For residence service,
individual lijfte, $2.25; four-party
line, $1.25; residence extension,
$0.65; ru£al multi-party line,
bounty Health
Dept. To Hold
X-ray Clinic
To Be Held Here, Thursday,
October 16; Any One
May Take Test
The district health department
will hold a chest X-ray clinic for
the diagnosis of tuberculosis on
Thursday, October 16, Dr. R. R.
King, Jr., health officer, an
nounced this week.
The clinic will be held beginn
ing at 9:00 a. m., and will continue
until 4:30 p. m. All food handlers
in the county who are connected
with meat markets, cafes or school
lunchrooms who would like to
take the X-ray are asked to be
at the health department on that
Any one who has had a posi
tive skin test or who has been in
(Continued on page 4)
President Harry Truman,
who points out that news
papers have played a splen
did part in freedom’s cause
Newspapers Are
Lauded By Pres.
Of United States
Cites Need Of Defending Free
dom At All Times And
To Extend It
In connection with the obser
vance of National Newspaper
Week, President Harry Truman
has issued the following state
“We have the best and freest
press in the world, but, as in all
other fields of human endeavor,
there is always room for improve
ment Consequently, it is fitting
that there should be a National
Newspaper Week when the news
papers of the United States may
take stock of their services to
their readers.
“I like the slogan you have
chosen this year—"Your News
paper Serves Freedom by Ser
ving You.” There can be no
greater contribution to the wel
fare of our nation and the world
than service in the cause of free
dom. We are too much inclined to
take qur own freedom as a mat
ter of course. We need to defend
(Continued on page 4)
Plans For Inspection Of
Motor Vehicles Announced
Raleigh — Plans for North
Carolina’s motor vehicle mech
anical inspection program which
will go into effect next January
1 are well underway. Arthur T.
Momre, chief of the mechanical
inspection division of the depart
ment Of Motor Vehicles, an
must be inspected once during
1948 and twice a year thereafter.
An inspection fee of $1.00 will be
charged during 1948 and 1949 and
thereafter 75 cents will be collect
Mooje said each of die stations
would have one supervisor and at
least four inspector*. Explaining
ROW rhd in It Want iam will nnar eta
Record Number
Of Cases Tried
In 3-Day Session
Larceny And Violation Of Pro.
hibition Act Most Num
erous Charges Tried
The three-day session of the
fall term of superior court for
Alleghany county came to a close
at noon yesterday after a record
number of minor cases were tried.
Larceny and violation of the pro
hibition act were among the most
numerous to come before the
Gilbert Johnson, pleading guilty
to a larceny charge, was sentenc
ed to 12 months of labor on the
State roads. Second charge of
assault and robbery was nol-proe
sed. Paul Shumate and Robert
Pollard, pleading not guilty to
larceny charge, were given five
year’s probation. Odell Roten,
pleading not guilty to the same
charge was fined $50 and costs
and given three year’s probation.
Charged with violation of the
prohibition act were Ray Ander
son, $500 and cost; Robert Mc
Kinley Williams, $25 and costs;
Hortie Crouse, prayer for judg
ment continued: Steve Loggins.
12 months of labor on State roads;
Ernest Evans, case continued,
$150 cash bond forfeited Mrs. Ada
Moxley, $50 and costs, good be
havior for three years.
Charges in regard to driving
were; reckless driving charges,
Paul Washington, cost of action;
Lonnie Blevins, fined $50 and
costs, six months sentence sus
pended upon payment of fine and
good behavior; James Jenping^,
six month’s suspended iiiiflfciiua
upon payment of $75 and costs
and two years good behavior;
Frank Choate, case nol-prossed;
operating a car intoxicated; Ross
Edwards, case nol-prossed; but
Mae Owens, in the case of
Ross Edwards, fined $40 and costs,
for failure to appear as witness;
Rufus Joe Long, $125 and costs;
Ross Edwards, $125 and costs;
Lonnie Blevins, 12 month’s SUS
(Continued on page 4)
4-H Groups Will
Name Officers
To Make Plans For New twQ
To Meet October 4
Through October 10
Alleghany 4-H club boys ud
girls will meet beginning next
Monday morning to name officers,
and to outline plans for the com
ing year, it was announced thin
week. Meeting with the groups
will be Mrs. Isom Wagoner, home,
demonstration agent, and John
Burch, assistant county agent.
Project record books for the past,
year will also be collected end
new ones issued.
The schedule is given as fol
lows: Monday, October 6, Pinny
Creek, 10:30 a. m.; Tuesday. Oc
tober 7, Laurel Springs, 9:00 n,
m. and Whitehead, 10:30 a. m.;
Wednesday, October 8, Little Pina.
9:00 a. m. and Rich Hill. 10:39 «
m.; Thursday, October 9, Sparta,
senior club, 9:00 a. m. and Sparta
junior dub, 10:30 a. m.; Friday.
October 10, Glade Valley, 9:09 %
m. and Cherry Lane, 10:30 a.

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