THE ALLEGHANY TIMES Published Every Thursday $1.50 Per Year Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at Sparta, N. Cl DON SHORES, Editor 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 ernment. 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. EDUCATOR DIES 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. SIX NEGROES ESCAPE 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 year. Timber: Increasing lumber sales may improve demands for stunipage. Caution is urged regarding stump age sales with long-time removal privileges. 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 pected. 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. INVALUABLE! 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 dollars?” “Because,” she replied, “it was the thumb I kept my husband un der.” 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.” ) i "First Lady” Secretary The parents get out ot it with tne minimum of expense—maybe' have Report of the condition of the BANK OF SPARTA at Sparta, North Carolina, to the Commissioner of Banks At the close of Business on the 31st day of December, 1932. RESOURCES 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 TOTAL $215,612.40 LIABILITIES 16. Capital Stock Paid In ...$ 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; TOTAL.$215,612.40 State of North Carolina County of Alleghany ss. 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, 1933. (SEAL) MARIE WAGONER, Notary Public. My Commission expires 12-21-13. The Primadonna Takes Her Bow ——--By Albert T. Reid* 1- - '.. ...■'■■■■ ..— "■■■. .. ■ ' - . Yeah, big Bor-Yoil ■ and who ( Else? j EGGS AND DRESSED POULTRY EQUAL ENTH OF HE ENTIRE FARM PRODUCTS OF THE NITED STATES. THIS IS EXCLUSIVE OF FARM HOME USUMPTIOM. ttle left, if they have “saved up” as ley should have done months in dvance. 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. JUST BETWEEN US— 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 ipinions. 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 hunters. 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 OH, OH! 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