North Carolina Newspapers

    State and Nation
Raleigh, Jan. 84.—North Caro
lina today took another step in
its long fight to collect penalties
imposed upon Lake Lea, Tennes
see publisher and Luke Lea, Jr.,
convicted of conspiracy in the
917,000,000 crash of the Central
Bank and Trust Company, of
Asheville, in 1080 and Wu pre
paring for “eventualities.”
Extradition papers were signed
by Gov. John C. B. Ehrtnghaus
and immediately forwarded by
special delivery to Solicitor Zeb
V. Nettles, of Asheville, where
they will arrive tomorrow morn
ing- '
Washington, Jan. 84.—An all
inclusive revision of the war
debts was forecast in Washington
tonight with the Roosevelt ad
ministration seeking in exchange
tariff concessions and trade agree
ments Intended to help prosper
Washington, Jan. 24.—Post
master nominations sent the sen
ate today included:
Brevard—Roscoe L. Nicholson.
Eden ton—Miles 8. Elliott.
Moores boro—A. Irvin Jolley.
North Wilkesboro-—Kndolph E.
fames V. Benfieid.
■Thomas J. Hen
final approval of
I » bill carrying -#•*>
federal credit for the
tonight to
of President
remained to make
Philadelphia, Jan. 24.—Facing
onths in the hoapit
is being treated for
Mrs. Libby
today retained
__ lawyers to wage a
fight for a share in the estate of
late husband, Smith Rey
Shanghai, Jan. 24.—Caught
the Japanese war ma
side and dissatisfac
at home on the other, Mar
-Liang, reports
Tientsin said
to withdraw as
North China.
Prague, Chechoslovakia, Jan.
34.—After dining with his wife
at the Hotel Alcron, where they
lived, Raymond Davis, United
States consul, killed himself to*
night by leaping from the second
floor to the lobby of the hotel.
' /«; ;■ 1 . . ' f
Lodged In Windpipe;
^Operation Results In
Davis Long, 2-year-old son of Mr,
and Mrs. John H. Long, of Brooks
Cross Roads, died Sunday at Tem
ple University Hospital In Phila
from the effects of a pea
I lowed about three weeks
s child became ill last weet
brought to Hugh Chatham
In Blkin where the forelgi
raa located in his windpipe
. The child was hurried tc
ihia, where he underwem
tion Thursday. Pneuinonii
I from the operation an<
pawled away Sunday,
il services and intermen
d from Longtown Thursda:
at 11 o’clock,
ing are the parents, ton:
ad three. brothers,
Building: Ordinance Is
Passed By Town Coun
cil At Meeting:
At a special meeting of the Town
Council held In the office of Attor
ney Sidney Gambill, the following
resolutions were unanimously adop
Forbidding the use of gas and oil
stoves as heating apparatus in the
restricted business area of Sparta,
described in the following building
It was unanimously adopted that
the Chief of Police shall inspect all
stoves, flues and other fire hazards
and unless made satisfactory within
five days a fine of not less than
$6.00 nor more than $25.00 be im
It was further ordained that no
trash shall be burned after 10 a. m.
in the restricted business section.
The building ordinance passed at
this time is as follows:
» Under and by virtue of the power
vested in us under the laws of North
Carolina, we, the governing body of
the Town of Sparta, N. C., by ma
jority vote do hereby adopt this as
a Building Ordinance of the said
town, to take effect on the date of
the adoption of this ordinance:
The following rules ana reguia-|
tions shall apply to the business sec
tion of Sparta, N. C., comprising the
section of Sparta on both sides of
Main street, and beginning at and
even with the Baptist church and
shall apply to both sides of Main
Street to the alley crossing Main
Street at or near the Pour Oaks
Tavern on the west side of the busi
ness section of Sparta. D. P. Taylor
residence to Fred Richardson’s on
both sides of street.
AH new buildings hereafter erec
ted in the above set out section shall
be on a level with the highway, that
is, having the ground floor and en
trance on a level with the highway
in front of said building.
No person shall begin the erection
or repair of any building without
first submitting the plans of said
building to the governing body of
the town of Sparta, and having them
passed upon by the said governing
body. These plans must show the
location of the proposed building,
the size of the building, and the ma
terials out of which it is to be con
structed or repaired. i
The outside wans or an duuuiubb i
hereafter constructed in th£ above j
set-out section of the Town of Spar-j
ta, must be constructed out of fire
proof material with 12 inch walls.
No ventilators shall be placed be
tween any two buildings. Nothing
but metal roof to be placed on build
ings, either in Construdtton or re
pair of buildings. In case the pro
posed building is for storage or
warehouse purposes, and is of frame
construction, the out-side walls shall
be covered with sheet iron or simi
lar material, which shall be nailed
directly to the framing. ,
Passed upon anjd adopted, this the
17th day of January, 1933.
T, R. BURGISS, Mayor
S. C.
J. M
An Ice Queen
Miss Violet Wellfonder, 17, ofl
Detroit, bas been chosen Mlchigan'll
winter queen to preside at Ice earn!
vals and later to go to Chicago a
guest at an Ice fete there.
■ ■ of the—
A 20th amendment was writt
into the constitution of the Ur
States Monday which hereafter
eliminate defeated officials—"la
ducks’—from government,
which declares that after this
both- the. president -and -41
chosen congress shall take office in
January following November's elec
tion. '
Dr. Harry Woodburn Chase, for
mer president of the University of
North Carolina and president of the
University of Illinois, Monday was
elected chancellor of New York Un
iversity to succeed Dr. Elmert Ells
worth Brown, who retired July 1 to
become chancellor emeritus.
The spokesman for one of Japan’s
principal political parties
Monday that unless
tween Japan and
are improved they
newed armaments
possibly a world war.
Largely attributable to shrinkage
in income tax collections, govern
ment receipts from all taxes fell
$84,504,169 in December as com
pared with the corresponding month
of 1931.
^SVe will pay 5c apiece for
copies of The Alleghany
Times for November and
December. Number limited.
Deliver to B. & T. Drug Store.
Funeral Services Held
Tuesday At Piney
Creek M. E. Church
Harlow Halsey, 65, one of Alle
ghany’s best cltizns, died, at his
home at Piney Creek early Monday
morning following an illness of sev
eral weeks.
He was an honorable man and his
passing has taken one of the leading
citizens of Piney Creek section.
The| funeral services which were
conducted Tuesday at the Piney
Creek Methodist church, were at
tended by an unusually large crowd.
Interment was made in the church
He is survived by his wife and six
children: Mrs. Abert Wilson and
Miss Lillian Halsey of Roanoke, Va.;
Miss Betty Halsey, who was at home;
Clinton Halsey and Wallace Halsey
of Piney Creek; Eugene Halsey of
Miami, Fla. Also one brother John
C. Halsey of Piney Creek and three
siBters: Mrs. Ennice Hash of Piney
Creek; Mrs. A. M. Edwards of Galax,
Va., and Mrs. W. E. Edwards of
On Sunday, January 22, 1933, at
his home in Sparta, R. H. Hackler
passed to his reward.
He had been a semi-invalid for
about two years and at times suf
fered Intensely, but the end came
Brother Hackler was'a good busi
ness man and had Bpent nearly all
his business life in Sparta. About
fifteen years ago he became Super
intendent of the Sparta Methodist
Sunday School which position he
held at his death. To his Sunday
school he gave the same careful at
tention he gave to his business and
even after he was unable to attend
It was constantly on his mind.
Now, therefore, be it resolved by
the teachers and students of Sparta
Methodist Sunday School: ^
That we bow in bumblewubmissiorf
Funeral Services Held
Monday Afternoon For
Robert H. Haekler, 73
Thinks Pay Too High
Congressman-elect Terry Carpen
ter, of Nebraska, says the f 10,000
{salary is too much and prevents
Congressmen from seeing a true
picture of the people’s needs. He
goes to Washington on March 4. •
Is An Average of Only
' $847.50 Per Teacher
1 Per Year
Raleigh, Jan. 25.—The North
Carolina school teachers received
the large sum of 917,687,265 for the
school year 1931-32, the first year
of the State operations of the public
school term, but this amount was
divided among 23,290 people, in
cluding principals and supervisors
and teachers, white and black, so the
average per teacher was only
9847.50 a year, or 170.63 a month,
on the 12-months basis, records in
the office of State Superintendent
A. T. Allen show.
White teachers, principals and su
pervisors last year received a total
of 314,720,585 from public school
funds of the State, an average an
nual salary of 3859.50, or, on the
12 months basis, 371.68 a month,
the records show.
i Records of Personnel Director F.
L. Dunlap show that 992 persons
were on the State payroll on boards,
commissions, in departments and
otherwise employed, including every
service from negro janitors, messen
gers and elevator operators to the
highest paid State officials, and that
these 992 persons drew an average
of 31,625 a year. If these are re
duced 32 per cent, as has been sug
gested, they will still receive an av
erage of 31.205 a year.
A cook last year received a
monthly salary of $69.33 after the
cut and probably his board, Mr.
Dunlap’s records further show. He
was drawing $91.00 a month before
the cut was made. In the 97 dif
ferent classifications of service with
the State Highway Commission the
average annual salaries ranged from
$1,787.65 to $2,270, Mr. Dunlap’s
records further show.
School people do not think these
rates of pay too high, but they do
submit that If a cook is worth
$69.33 a month and highway em
ployes worth from $148.79 to $190
a month, the teachers should cer
tainly be worth the $70.63 paid
General State employees and offi
cials numbering 992 received $1.
062,310, or an average of $1,626
last year, while white schooi teach
ers and principals, 23,290, received
$14,720,685, an average of $85f.60.
While the State employees received
nearly twice as much as the teach
ers, school folks believe that the
value of service rendered the State
by the teachers certainly approached
that rendered by these employees.
Reports from farflung areas ol
China indicate that the nation Is as
sembling a vast bat loosely knit
war machine in Jehol and north
Had Been 111 For About
Two Years Follow
ing Stroke
Robert H. Hackler, 73, one of '
Sparta’s outstanding cititens, died
at his home Sunday morning abont
8:30 following an illness of about
two years.
He had been active in business,
religious and civic life for more than
fifty years and was considered one
of the county’s most successful busi
ness men.
He sustained a stroke of paralysis
about two years ago and has been a
semi-i%valid since, however, he was
able to attend to business until a
few weeks ago.
He was born in Grayson County,
Virginia! and taught school in that
county for two years before coming
to Sparta. His first engagement af
ter coming to this county was the
mercantile business under the firm
name of Hackler £ Fields. After a
few years he purchased the interest
of his partner and Aperated under
the name of R. H. -Hackler until
about three years ago when he sold
an interest to a nephew, Bain
Doughton and changed the name of
his firm to Hackler £ Doughton.
Mr. Hackler always took an inter
est in the community and until his
death was one of the leaders of all
enterprises here.
He served several years on the lo
cal school board and was a Staunch
supporter of education.
He served several terms on the
ToVrn Council and 'helped build
Sparta into the thriving town it is
He served as Chairman of the
Democratic executive committee for
Alleghany county and was interested
in politics but never sought an of
fice. '• '
He served for fifteen years as
Superintendent of the Methodist
Sunday school, and was active • in
church work all his life.
He was married twice. His first
wife was Miss Bessie Reid Doughton,
daughter of the late Rev. Joe Dough
ton, and to this union was born one
son, J. Frank Hackler, who is now
a member of a law firm in Wilming
He was married the second time
to Miss Lura Hardin. To this union
was born Dr. Robert Hackler, Lewis
Hackler, who .passed away several
years ago, and Miss Doris Hackler,
who is a student in the North Caro
lina College for, Women, at Greens
boro. *' .
riis sunaay scnooi suspended us
teaching on Sunday morning and
converted the hour into a service to
his memory at which time a com
mittee was appointed to write res
olutions of respect and a committee
to purchase flowers for the funeral
to be presented by the Sunday
Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon at the Sparta Metho
dist church in the presence of an un
usually large crowd. Presiding El
der W. E. Poovey -and the pastor
Rev. C. W. Russell, held the ser
vices. Burial was made in , the
Sparta cemetery.
Two brothers residing in Texas,
attended the funeral.
Judge Walter B. Moore, 76, of the
North Carolina superior court, died
early Monday morning at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. C. M. Bear
den, in Asheville. Death was due to
a heart attack. The veteran jurist,
a resdent of Sylvan and resident
judge of the 26th district, had been
ill for several weeks.

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