North Carolina Newspapers

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Volume 8
SPARTA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1933
Number 38
State and Nation
NOT THERE
FOR VISIT
Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 31.—
Carrying requisition papers foi
Col. Luke Lea and Luke Lea, Jr.,
Solicitor Zeb. V. Nettles, of Ashe
ville, N. C., arrived in Nashville
tonight and planned to seek an
appointment tomorrow with Gov.
Hill McAlister.
Asked if he expected to take
the Leas back with him to North
Carolina where they were con
victed of violating the state bank
ing laws, Nettles replied:
“I wouldn’t want to come over
here on a visit this time of the
year.”
JEFFRESS NOT IN
FAVOR OF CUT
Raleigh, Jan. 31.—“Gentlemen,
if you want to find a chairman at
93,800 a year for the highway
commission, it will be all right
with me,” E. B. Jeffress, " now
chairman of that commission, told
the house salaries and fees com
mittee which this morning re
ported favorably a bill cutting
highway employes’ salaries on a
sliding scale offered by Douglass,
of Wake.
Jeffress’ present salary ts $6,
OOO per year.
ADVISES AGAINST
KILOWATT LEVY.
Raleigh, Jan. 31.—The Alumi
num Company of America today
advised the legislature against
enactment of the Moore bill to
levy a one mill per kilowatt hour
tax on the production of all elec
tricty.
Such a tax, the finance com
mittee was told, would make
profitable manufacture of alumi
num impossible in North Caro
lina.
INTRODUCE 50-HOUR
WEEK BILL
Washington, Jan. 31.—An am
bitious legislative attempt to
spread employment by compelling
nil industry and business to limit
working time to five six-hour
days a week, was put up to the
house today, but its chances of
reaching a vote this session were
dim.
MORE POSTMASTERS
APPOINTED
Washington, Jan. 31.—North
Carolina postmasters appointed
today were:
Clayton, Van D. Duncan; Clin
ton, Malcolm J. Thornton; Ellen
bohio, Sidney A. Padgett; Mur
freesboro, Cephys Putrell; Park
ton, Alfred A. McDonald; Rocky
Point, David J. Lewis.
WILL SHARE SEAT
AT CABINET TABLE
arm Springs, Ga., Jan. 31.—
iident-elect Roosevelt will ask
his running mate, the outspoken
John N. Garner, of Texas, to
share a seat at the cabinet table
as a part of his vice-presidential
office.
Rome, Jan. 31.—Italy agreed
today to participate in a new ex
amination of the war debts as
quickly as possible after the in
auguration -of Franklin D. Roose
velt as President of the United
States March 4.
SHERIFF HAMPTON
ABSOLVED OF FRAUD
North Carolina Supreme
Court Upholds Ashe
County Court
The Supreme Court of North
Carolina upheld, Wednesday of last
week, the decision rendered in Ashe
County in July of last year, in the
case of J. A. Weaver and others
against ex-sheriff J. W. Hampton in
which the so-styled tax payers head
ed by John Weaver and several oth
er prominent men of that county,
• charged Mr. Hampton with defraud
, lag the county of a sum in excess oi
./fifty thousand dollars. At a special
/ session of court in Jefferson Iasi
•/ summer, Mr. Hampton was freed ol
all such charges. An appeal wai
taken and the Supreme court lps
now upheld the decision of the Ipg|
BHf. court.
ITALY WILL
DISCUSS DEBTS
Four Highly Respected
Alleghany Citizens Are
Carried Away By Death
Ex-Sheriff McMillan, Mrs. Phoeba Thompson, Mrs. Dora Hayes
„and Mrs. Joe Billings Are All Buried Wednesday. Latest
Deaths Makes Total of Six Which Have Occurred
Within the Past Two Weeks
So far as history discloses, Alle
ghany has never lost as many citi
zens in so short a time as within
the past few weeks. The hand of
death has taken six well-known citi
zens, including Mrs. S. W. Brown,
Col. R. H. Hackler and on Wednes
day of this week, four were buried
the same day.
EX-SHERIFF E. L. McMILLAN
The passing of E. L. McMillan on
last Monday night, took from this
community one of the most popular
figures in the county. He was not
only a useful man in a business
sense, but he was taken from his
family at a time when his careful
advice and care seemed to be most
needed.
He has been very popular in poli
tics for the past several years. He
was appointed to succeed his broth
er at the time of his death to fill the
office of Register of Deeds for this
county and was elected for two
terms to this office. He was elected
sheriff of the county two terms and
filled both offices with credit and
honor. He served on the Town
Council and has always been active
in public matters.
He was very loyal to the Methodist
Sunday school and always attended
when possible, but a few weeks ago
he was stricken with cancer, and
several major operations were made
which weakened him and subjected
him to pneumonia from which he
died within a few hours.
Funeral services were conducted
from the New Hope church on Wed
nesday by Rev. J. h. Underwood*and
Rev. C.'W. Russell in the presence
of a very , large crowd. The beauti
ful floral profusion attested to the
high esteem in which he was held.
The burial services were con
ducted by the Masonic order of
Scottville, of which he had been a
member for a number of years.
The honorary pall bearers were:
A. F. Reeves, C. W. Edwards, Dr.
C. A. Reeves, John M. Cheek, Dr.
T. R. Burgiss, S. C. Richardson, Van
W. Reeves, Dr. J. L. Doughton, J.
M. Doughton, C. A. Doughton, T. J.
Carson, D. C. Bledsoe, W. F. Jones,
Edwin Duncan, R. A. Doughton.
The active pall bearers were J. R.
ELKIN KIWANIANS
SEND RESOLUTION
Offer Helpfuf Hand In
Rehabilitating Re
cent Fire Loss
The following resolution was
adopted, by the Kiwanis Club of Elk
in in session Friday, January 27th:
That whereas the town of Sparta
recently suffered a great loss by rea
son of a devastating fire. This loss
not only falling upon the town of
Sparta, but upon the citizens of Alle
ghany County as a whole by reason
of the loss of the courthouse, and
many valuable records.
That whereas, this club is in sym
pathy with the monetary loss as well
as the loss of time and business,
froip necessity, caused by this
calamity, but realizing that Sparta
and community have not lost that
faith and spirit to carry on, in spite
of adversity, we lend our rooting to
your efforts to build back a bigger
and better Sparta.
It is resolved, by the members of
the Elkin Kiwanis Club, that in view
of their close associations with your
community, and the neighborly
feeling that exists between the towns
that a helpful hand be extended in
rehabilitating the loss.
It is further resolved, that the
services of the Elkin Kiwanis Club
be fully extended to your fine coun
ty.
H. F. LAFFOON, President.
C. G. ARMFIELD, Secretary.
Entertain at Bridge
Misses Marjorie and Marie Wag
oner delightfully entertained the
Ladies’ Bridge Club at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Wagoner last
week,
elicious
it Delicious
■ !jm*| tada
rerfeshments were
n enjoyable evning was
all.
Hawthorne, D. C. Duncan, R. B. Mc
Millan, Dalton Warren, Walter M.
Irwin and C. C. Castevens.
The flower girls were members
of the tenth grade of' Sparta high
school, and were as follows: Misses
Madge McMillan, Mariennice Os
borne, Annie Lee Cox, Edith Crouse,
Mildred Shores, Nora Hellen Dough
ton, Jean McMillan and Marie Perry.
MRS PHOEBA THOMPSON
Mrs. Phoeba Thompson, 77,
passed away Monday night at her
home near Sparta, following the se
cond stroke of paralysis which she
suffered last Friday and from which
she never rallied. She had the
first stroke about three years ago
and had been a semi-invalid until
the second.
She was married in early woman
hood to J. I. Thompson and has
lived a useful life to the community
and her neighbors since.
She is survived by one son, W. P.
Thompson, who left his home in
Montana to come here to take care
of her after the death of his father.
Also two sisters living, Mrs. Kate
Warden and Mrs. Mattie Joines.
The funeral services were held
at Union church at Whitehead Wed
nesday by Elder C. B. Kilby and in
terment was made in the church
cemetery beside her husband.
MRS. JOE BILLINGS
Mrs. Joe Billings was buried near
Laurel Springs Ws'dnesday at the
family cemet'ery. • * • *
She underwent a very^eriops op
eration at a Statesville ’hospital
Monday of last week and her condi
tion was thought to be favorable
when complications set up. She
passed away quietly Monday night.
She is survived by her husband. |
MRS. DORA HAYES
Mrs. Dora ikayes, a very promi- j
nent and highly respected citizen of j
the Hooker section died at her
home Tuesday pight, following a
short illness. \
' Details olMfer illness and death
have not been learned but the fun- j
eral was held Wednesday at the
family cemetery near her home.
ASHE CIVIC BODY j
EXPRESSES REGRETS
Citizens Club Sends
Resolutions In Re
Regard to Fire
North Carolina
Ashe County.
RESOLUTIONS !
Be it resolved by the Ashe County
Citizens’ Club in regular session at
Jefferson, North Carolina, on this
the 19th day of January, 1933:
1. That our Club has heard with
deep regret of the misfortune and
loss sustained by the Citizens of our
neighboring town of Sparta, the
County Seat of our sister County of
Alleghany, on account of the recent
fire which swept its business section
and destroyed the County Court
house.
2. That our Club extend to the
Citizens of the town of Sparta and
the County of Alleghany our friend
ly sympathy along with an expres
sion of our faith that they, with that
indomitable spirit which character
izes true sons of the mountains, will
rebuild a town even better than they
had before.
3. That Ashe County has had no
part in the circulation of rumors as
to a possible uniting of the two
Counties; but that we invite our
neighbors to let us know if there is
any aid our County can extend, made
necessary by their temporary disas
ter.
4. That copies of these resolutions
be mailed to the Chairman of the
Alleghany County Board of County
Commissioners, the Mayor of Spar
ta, and given to the Press.
W. H. WORTH, President,
E. D. BARR, Secretary.
Don’t overlook the fact that there
is a “noc" in technocracy, just as
there is a “moc” in democracy.—
Dunbar’s Weekly (Phoenix).
Held in Cannon Extortion Plot
—Courtesy Charlotte Observer
The above photograph was made of Mr. and Mrs. Odell C. Boyles j
shortly after they were arrested in Atlanta a few weeks ago on a cHJhute
of attempting to extort money from Joseph F. Cannon, wealthy Coneortfs
towel manufacturer. A elieek-up has disclosed that Boyles is the same
Odell Boyles who lived in Klkin as a boy and who is remembered there by
many of the older citizens.
Odell C. Boyles, Held In
Cannon Extortion Plot, Is j
Remembered In Elkin!
SPECIAL NOTICE
New machinery and equipment
calls for cash and since the fire
we are forced to buy some ma
chinery and equipment and we
kindly ask all who are due The
Alleghany Times an account eith
er for legal notice, advertisement
or subscription make a special ef
ort to settle this account by next
Monday.
We have waited patiently on
our friends due to the depression
but now we are compelled to ask
that you come to our rescue.
Our office is located in the
basement of the Warren Hard
ware store.
Sincerely yours,
THE ALLEGHANY TIMES.
BANK ROBBERY LOSS
IS NEARLY $900.00
Thieves In Their Haste
At Dobson Leave
Gold Watch
Said to have been robbed of
amounts ranging from fl 0,000
down, the loss by the Surry County
Loan and Trust company’s branch
bank at Dobson, which was broken
into early last Thursday morning,
has been set at approximately $900,
it was learned here Saturday from
Sheriff John D. Thompson.
The robbery was discovered about
7 o’clock Thursday morning when
Worth Folger, janitor, entered to
clean up. He immediately sum
moned Cashier R. C. Lewellyn, who
found the scene a litter of valuable
papers and bank records.
It first appeared that the robbers
had taken every cent of cash con
tained in the vaults, which was said
to have been around $10,000, but a
later check disclosed a far smaller
figure.
The loss did not in any way affect
the operation of the bank, as it was
fully covered by insurance.
Investigation of the robbery by
county officials disclosed that en
(Continued on Lost Page).
WAS BUT A YOUTH
Father Was Official of
Elkin Furniture
Company
IN ATLANTA JAIL
Elkin, Feb. 2.— (Special) —
Odell C. Boyles, arrested in At- j
lanta, Ga., the second week in Jan-1
uary in connection with the threat- j
ened. kidnaping of the son and
granddaughter of Joseph Cannon,
Sr., millionaire textile magnate of
Concord, is the same Odell Boyles
who used to live in Elkin, and is
probably remembered by many El
kin citizens, a checkup has revealed.
According to information secured
by The Tribune, Boyles’ father was
an official of the old Cook Furni
ture company, which at that time
occupied the present site of Hotel'
Elkin.
I As a youngster, Boyles attended j
I grammar school here, and a number j
of local citizens remember attend
ing school with him. He was said
to have left Elkin when about 14
years old.
Boyles is being held in jail at At
lanta. His wife, the former “Sudie”
Zachery, of Morganton, is at liberty
under $2,500 bond. It is said after
leaving Elkin Boyles lived in Win
ston-Salem for a while and that he
has served a prison sentence prior
to the latest trouble in which he is
now involved.
It is expected that the federal
law passed after the Lindbergh
tragedy ag&Tnst using the mails for
kidnaping threats may be used in
the preparation of charges against
Boyles and his wife.
The former Elkin youth and his
wife are alleged to have written
Mr. Cannon a letter warning him to
pay them $20,000 under threat of
having his son, Joe, or his grand
daughter, Ann Cannon Smith, aged
two, kidnaped. In the delivery of
the money according to instructions
containdd in the letter, Boyles and
his wife were trapped by police.
Boyles was employed as a para-,
chute rigger at Candler field, At
lanta, when arrested. He confessed
Ms guilt, bat denied that his wife
was in on the plot.
LET ARCHITECTURAL
CONTRACT FOR NEW
COURT HOUSE HERE
Goes TV Harry Barton,
Greensboro; 3 New
Buildings Started
WORK UNDER WAY
The Board of County Commis
sioners let the cbntract for the archi
tectural designs for the new court
house last week to Harry Barton, of
Greensboro. . ' ,
The plans are to be submitted in
the near future to the Board and if
they prove satisfactory, immediate
steps will be taken by the Board to
let the contract for the construction
of the new building.
U. C. Duncan has started work on
a larger and better building to re
place the one that was dstroyed by
fire recently, lie expects to build a
spacious home for the Cash & Carry
Stores and also a larger building for
the Irwin Brothers Barber Shop.
Joines and Nichols are pushing to
completion their new garage build
ing which they expect to have ready
to occupy within the next thirty
days.
Jay Hardin >s erecting a new
storage building to use for his
stock of goods and building material
until he can make plans to build a
new brick structure. He expects to
use this temporary building until
about July 1st.
FATHER AND SON
BANQUET SUCCESS
W -
Doughton And Cheek
Principal Speakers
Of Occasion
The agriculture students of Spar
ta high school were hosts to their
dads at , a father and son banquet
held in the agricultural class room
recently. Covers were laid for 70
and the ladies of the town served
the meal in three courses.
Johnson Sanders acted as toast
master and Charlie Irwin gave the
welcome admens A toast to the
dads was given by Leo Irwin and
Page Higgir ga e tl*e chapter ob
jectives for*the year.
Governed Lou: hton and Supt.
John M. Cheek were the chief
speakers of the evening. Other talks
were made by "• >f. C. R. Roe, R.
E. Black, W. B. Collins, W. C. Irwin,
Eugene Transou, Walter Irwin and
F. H. Jackson.
This very successful banquet was
sponsored by the local chapter of the
Young Tar Heel Farmers of North
Carolina, a State organization of
students taking vocational agricul
ture. Approximately one hundred of
these banquets will be held in the
State this year.
Town Council Meets
In Special Session
The Board of Aldermen of Sparta
met in special session last Monday
night for the purpose of appointing
a Chief of Fire Department and oth
er business.
Walter M. Irwin was appointed to
I this position and his duties are laid
lout by a recent o dinance which
was published last week.
A permit was issued to Jay Hardin
to erect a temporary building which
is to be removed not later than July
1st.
New Store To Be
Used By Smithey
The new store recently built in
the Alleghany Motor Sales building
will be occupied by N. B. Smithey
of North WilkeabQro. The interior
of the new store is almost complete
and Mr. Smithey i8 expected to move
his stock of goods into it at once.
THREE GET PARODES
Governor Ehringhaus Monday pa
roled three prisoners serving short
terms, two for violation of the pro
hibition laws and the other for se
duction. They were Claude Green,
Mitchell county; Waytha Pryor,
Wa^e county, and Hardee Presnell,
Avery county.
WINNIE WINS REPRIEVE
Winnie Ruth Judd, condemned
slayer, won her first battle to es
cape the gallows Friday when the
state pardons and paroles board
recommended a 68-day reprieve.
    

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