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Sparta, N. Cl
Prepare For War In
Time Of Peace
In the pioneer days many towns
had laws requiring everyone to keep '
buckets filled with water in their |
homes as a defense against fire.
Today almost every community. |
large or small, has $an up-to-date j
well equipped fire department, with
a trained personnel and the best ap
paratus obtainable.
These two methods of protection
are very different. Both stemmed
from the same attitude of mind.
Both arise from the necessity of pro
tection from the ever present • dan
ger of fire to life and property.
The fire buckets were followed by
crude hand pumps. Then came the
steamer, and last the motor propel
led fire engine. The science of fire
control is a genuine science, that has
gradually been perfected for hund
reds of years through trail and er
ror, success and failure and cease
less experiment.
The evolution of fire engines is
not done. It will yet reach new
standards of efficiency.
With the rapid progress of Sparta
in the last few years this feature
was entirely overlooked or ignored.
We were willing to risk the destruc
tion of all that we had achieved to
be laid waste within a few minutes
of devastating flames.
Now that this very important fact
has been realized like the man who
locked the barn after the horse had
been stolen, we see no necessity in
waiting longer to equip the town
of Sparta with a standard fire fight
ing engine before another section
of our town is destroyed by fire
which is likely at any time without
this protection.
Col. R. H. Hackler
In the passing of Col. Robert H.
Hackler, the county has lost one of
it’s pioneer citizens, the town of
Sparta a successful merchant and
business man, the Methodist church
a tireless worker and the Sunday
school a beloved Superintendent.
For fifteen years his guiding hand
led forward the work of the Sunday
school and ,during all business hours
his mind was for the upbuilding of
the community. , He never met a
stranger on Sunday morning without
asking him to attend his classes in
Sunday school and he devised many
plans to increase the enrollment.
He served his town and county in
various offices and his advise was
sought On all important subjects
pertaining to county and town gov
He was always interested in poli
tics, serving several terms as Chair
man of the Executive Committee for
the Democratic party of Alleghany
county, but never offered himself
for political office.
We bow in humble submission to
the will of God, yet we are grieved
at the passing of leaders such as
Col. Hackler and his priceless ad
vice and guiding hand will be missed
in our town and county.
And while he has gone to his
Heavenly reward we take comfort
from the influence he has left with
us which will last indefinitely.
Yadkinville Girl Is
Doped And Deserted
Clyde Kane, 18-year-old girl,
■whose mother, Mrs. Laura Kane,
and several brothers and sisters live
in Yadkinville, was found in an un
conscious condition in a clump of
bushes at the edge of Hanes Park,
Winston-Salem, Saturday night
about nine o’clock.
The girl told police who are in
vestigating her story, that she was
asked to take a ride in a car with
two men sbe did not know and was
offered a drink of something that
made her dizzy and unconscious.
She thinks she was thrown from the
car into the bushes where her
groans later attracted attention.
She was unhurt except for a few
scratches and bruises.
Friends of the cause of public ed
ucation in every part of North Car
olina Monday joined with the citi
zens of Franklin in mourning the
death of Miss Elizabeth Kelly. Miss
Kelly, who had devoted most of her
52 years to the cause of public
schools in the state, died at her
home there Sunday night after an
illness of several months.
Officers were-looking Sunday for
six negroes who escaped from the
state camp near Salisbury Saturday
night. One was retaken. The men
escaped by breaking down one side
of their wood frame prison.
The following information taken
from the North Carolina Agricultur
al Outlook for 1933, Should be of as
sistance to farmers in planning their
farming operations for the coming
year. %
Demand: Any improvement in
either domestic or foreign demand
for farm products must follow an
upturn in consumer purchasing pow
er. Prospects for marked improve
ment in 1933 are not bright.
Credit: Production loans to most
farmers will likely be harder to ob
tain than last season. Mortgage
credit will remain scarce. Marketing
credit is easier to secure.
Labor, equipment, fertilizer and
mules:- Farm labor promises to be
plentiful and cheap. Equipment
prices are still out of line with farm
produce prices. Fertilizer prices will
likely be cheaper but the amount
used will be still further reducd.
Mules are over age and are becom
ing scarcer. Mule prices will prob
ably increase rapidly as soon as farm
prices show any improvement.
Tobacco: A 1933 crop no larger
than the 1932 crop might improye
prices. However considerable in-,
crease in production is expected.
Irish Potatoes: A crop equal to
1932 is expected this year with lit
tle change in the price situation.
More attention should be given to
the proper fertilization, use of good
seed and better cultural methods
leading to the production of more
bushels per acre and at a lower cost
per bushel.
Truck crops: Farmers planning
on truck growing to replace other
low-priced cash crops are likely to
be disappointed. The outlook for
cabbage indicates a 24 percent in
crease in the early states and a 20
to 30 percent increase in the second
early states. Every indication points
to an acreage and yield equal to that
of the peak year 1931.
Seeds: Both the supply and the
price of seeds should encourage
farmers to grow more legumes. Seed j
growers may expect prices to be
similar to the prices received last
Timber: Increasing lumber sales
may improve demands for stunipage.
Caution is urged regarding stump
age sales with long-time removal
Hogs: Prospects for commercial
production are unfavorable. Home
supplies, however, should be pro
vided for.
Beef Cattle: The number of cat
tle oh farms has been increasing
since 1928. but the number slaugh
tered each year has been decreasing
since 1926. The number of cows
now on farms is near the largest
; ever recorded in this country. A
marked increase in cattle slaughtered
within the next few years is ex
The favorable factors regarding
the beef cattle situation for the next
year may be listed as follows: (1)
Cattle feed is cheap, (2) feeder cat
tle shipments into the corn belt
during September were small, (3)
lack of finances may curtail feeding
in some areas, (4) there were 5
percent fewer cattle on feed August
1. than one year ago, (5) larger pro
portion of light weight cattle means
less pounds of beef, (6) cold storage
of beef is 53 percent below the five
year average.
The unfavorable factors are: (1)
Consumption of beef has declined
during the last two years, (2)
limited finance may force some cat
tle onto the market, (3) unfavorable
dairy outlook may increase the
slaughter of dairy cows, (4) hides
and by-products are cheap, (5) in
creased number of cattle and es
pecially cow's in the United States.
Sheep: Sheep numbers on Janu
ary 1, 193 2, were the largest ever
reported in this country, and sheep
and lamb slaughtered during the
marketing year ended April 30,
1932, was also the largest on record.
The lamb crop of the United States
in 1932 was 8 percent smaller than
the 1931 lamb crop, while in the
Southern States the lamb crop was
2 percenc larger man mat ui uoi
and 5 percent larger than that of
1930. Due to unfavorable financial
conditions among sheep growers of
the West, the number of ewes kept
for breeding is expected to be re
duced. The outlook for lamb prices
for 1933, will depend largely upon
improvements in the business and
industrial situation.
World wool production continues
large with prices lower. No ma
terial increase in the price of wool
is anticipated during 1933.
A robust woman lost her thumb in
a trolley accident.
“But, why,” asked the company’s
attorney, “do you think that your
thumb was worth twenty thousand
“Because,” she replied, “it was
the thumb I kept my husband un
Sick Sailor—"Nurse, I love you, I
don't want to get well.”
Nurse—“Don’t worry, you won’t.
The doctor saw you kiss me this
morning and he loves me too.”
"First Lady” Secretary
The parents get out ot it with tne
minimum of expense—maybe' have
Report of the condition of the
at Sparta, North Carolina, to the
Commissioner of Banks
At the close of Business on the 31st
day of December, 1932.
1. Loans and Dis
counts .$170,566.20
2. Overdrafts . 64.10
3. United States
Bonds . 1.2Q0.00
4. North Carolina
Bonds . 3,011.90
5. County and Muni
cipal Bonds . 7.500.00
7. Banking House . 10,800.00
S. Furniture and Fix
tures . 2,000.00
9. Cash in Vault and
Amounts Due from
Approved Depository
Banks . 19,878.57
10. Checks for Clearing
and Transit Items.... 377.20
12. Cash Items (Items Held
Over 24 Hours). 127.40
15. Expense .. 87.03
16. Capital Stock Paid
In ...$ 25,000.00
17. Surplus Fund . 19,800.00
19. Reserved for Interest 1.392.46
24. Other Deposits Subject
to Check . 60,857.58
25. Deposits Due State of
North Carolina and Any
Official Thereof; Se
cured. 1,734.81; j
28. Cashier' Checks
Outstanding . 577.75;
31. Time Certificates of
Deposit (Due on or After
30 Days) ... 81,849.92
32. Savings Deposits (Due
on or After 30 Days) 6,478.00
35. Bills Payable. 18,921-82;
State of North Carolina
County of Alleghany
Edwin Duncan. Cashier, D. C.
Duncan, Director and C. W. Edwards,
Director of the Bank of Sparta, each
personally appeared before me this
day,, and, being duly sworn, each fori
himself, says that the foregoing re-j
port is true to the best of his knowl-j
edge and tmlipf.
EDWfcN DUNCAN, Cashier
D. C. DUNCAN, Director
C. W. EDWARDS, Director
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this the 7th day of January,
Notary Public.
My Commission expires 12-21-13.
The Primadonna Takes Her Bow ——--By Albert T. Reid*
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Yeah, big
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Else? j
ttle left, if they have “saved up” as
ley should have done months in
I wish we all were well-to-do, but
fishes do not get us very far these
;ays when it takes action to get re
ults. My readers may get some
hing out of this talk—I hope so.
Now and then my patrons con
ult me on matters of public affairs,
hat concern the moral health, as
fell as the physical; for the family
loctor cannot escape being a sort of
leighborhood mentor, being well
■ead and perfectly honest in his
I have kept studiously away from
he realm of professional politics; I
fTHt-kln’-t want to drag a skunk
hrougli the faipily circles where I
have been always .welcome. . . . But
the doctor is, or ought to be, a com-,
petent advisor on this thing called
“prohibition.” It challenges intelli
gent judgment everywhere, from ev
ery lover of the American family
and the sanctity of the home.
I worked hard to put this prohi
bition thing in operation; I have
watched its workings from inside
and outside. Let me tell you,
friends: It has been turned into a
colossal political graft for political
gain. It has not “reformed” or
“converted” a single saloon keeper
it never will. It has cost the almost
bankrupt tax-payers down to the
very bread they eat—-they are los
ing their homes—for taxes! It has
not “reformed” anybody; But there
are lots of jobs fob political pot
Whenever fathers and mothers
stop teaching1 temperance and mor
als to their children, and leave it to
prohibition agents—then, they are
no more fit to be parents. Listen:
Many a young girl has told me in
tears, “doctor, I was DRUNK when
it happened!” Calls of that kind are
increasing. ... I heard a politician
senator last night over the radio
harping on what prohibition has
done for the country. He has
heaped a million dollars out of the
game—of course he’s for it! He
doesn’t know the truth, but his
game pays HIM.
Even our Saviour did not say
“Thou Shalt Not.” He taught mor
als not jails: Parents, teach your
children. It will pay. V
Patricia: “Harry surprised me
by telling me that we’re going to
take our honeymoon in France.”
Nellie: “How nice — and how
did he spring it on you?”
Patricia: “He said as soon as we
were married, he would show me
where he was wounded in the war.”
“Why are you angry with Max?”
“He promised not to kiss me—
and kept his word.”
The French Government, however,
didn’t fall quite as far as the
French reputation.—Los v Angeles
1930 Ford Cabroilet____^---—-—$250.00
1931 Pick Up_____———--—1- —$225.00
1932 Slightly Used Truck---—*-—.. $500.00
1930 Ford Truck _1-——— --—— $125.00
1929 Truck with Dual Transmission — —-$125.00
2—1929 Coupes, each--—-—^---$135.00
1926 T Model Roadster -—-----———$35.00
1930 Pick Up with 1933 License-- —— $125.00
50 Used Tires From 50c Up
Sparta, N. C.
We Stand Behind
Our Work
We employ the best mechanics that
money can hire; they have the finest,
most modern tools and equipment; and
their working conditions are as nearly,
ideal as we can make them. That’s why
we absolutely guarantee our work.
Every job must be right before we let
it go out—and should it ever prove
otherwise, we are here to make it right!
■ ■ . i'Vr '
Castevens Motor Co.
Sparta, N. C.

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