North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume 8
Number 39
State and Nation
All Debts Included
London, Feh. 7.—After th
“big five” of the cabinet and Si
Ronald Lindsay, British ambassa
dor to the United States, had com
pleted a preliminary survey o
the debt problem today, it wa
learned suggestions that, a lumi
sum between $1,350,000,000 am
$3,000,000,000 be paid to th
United States, contemplated tha
this payment, would cover al
Ruropea'n war debts and ' no
merely Britain's.
Not In Custody
Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 7.—A re
port late tonight front James
town, where Col. Luke Lea am
his son, Luke Lea, Jr., appearet
after news that (iov. Hill SlcAliS
ter had granted extradition am
issued a fugitive warrant, sail
the two men were not in custody
They are staying at a_ hotel, Tin
warrant authorizes their arresi
only by Buncombe county, Nortt
Carolina, authorities, who are stil
in Nashville.
To Invite Governors
New York, Feb. 7.—Two days
after Franklin D. Roosevelt is in
augurated, he will confer at th<
White House with governors in
vited from all 48 states over sue!
pressing federal and state prob
lams as (mortgage foreclosures
taxation, unemployment relief
better use of land, and reorganl
zation of local governments.
Barry Ousted
Washington, Feb. 7.—Oulmi
anting one of the most unusual
incidents in American legislative
history, the senate tonight re
moved its veteran sergeant at
arms, David S. Barry, for writing
a magazine article accusing somt
members of Congress of briln
To Cut $140,000,000
Washington, Feb. 7.—A com
mand to President-elect Roose
velt’s still unnamed cabinet to
lop $140,000,000 off government
expenditures was the climax fur
nished by the senate today to its
own long weeks of economy talk
Given Authority
Washington, Feb. 7.—Without
a record vote and after only briel
debate, the senate tonight vote*!
to give the incoming President
sweeping powers to reorganize tin
federal departmental machinery
Cold Wave Expected
The deep! south expected it'
coldest weather of the wlntei
Wednesday as high winds swept
into Dixie and squally weathei
bothered craft in the Gulf ol
Taylorsville Lad Alleg
ed To Have Chopped
Off Victims’ Heads
- ,
While a 15-year-old boy was in a
prison cell in the Taylorsville jail
late Monday afternoon, a coroner’s
jury returned a verdict charging
him with the murder of two peo
ple, Isaac Welburn, 70, and his son
Tommy, 10, whose charred and
headless bodies were found in ths
ashes of their home Friday night.
The youth of the prison cell
Lisha Chapman, is alleged to havs
shot both father and «bn and tc
have cuopped off their heads witli
an axe before setting fire to theii
home in an effort jo cover hi;
crime. f'.
Chapman was also connected
With the burning of a store twc
months ygo In testimony given dur
lng the/'coroner’s inquest.
Dr'. Clarence A. Shore, director o:
tl^e North Carolina laboratory _ o
,hygiene, and recognized as aj
/ authority on the treatment of hydro
phobia, was in a critical conditioi
Monday night in a Raleigh hospita
following an operation for mesen
imbosis—an artery di
New Project to Occupj
Site Near Crystal
Springs Farm
f Plans for a canning factory and
> ice plant are being made by Mr. G
I IP. Crutchfield, of Cherry Lane.
The work of clearing for the dam
| has already been done and rock laid
l down for its erection just as soon as
I weather conditions will permit.
This dam will be built across
Brush Creek, near Crystal Springs
1 farm, which is an ideal location. The
• plant will be on the highway near
■; the old Brush Creek garage.
1 It is the understanding that Mr.
I: Crutchfield will have a feed mill in
• i connection with his factory and ice
I, plant.
Improvements Largely
Due to School Agri
culture Class
Work has been in progress for
several days on the Sparta high
school grounds. All the stumps in
j front of the building have been tak
j en out and a road on the north side
of the lawn has been graded.
It is expected that this road will
: be rocked at an early date and the
remainder of the lawn set in grass.
These improvements are largely
I due to the Agriculture class of the
j school under the direction of Mr.
Jackson, the teacher.
I However, Mr. Roe, the principal,
j has taken a great hand in the work
j and deserves much credit for im
provements that he has voluntarily
' made.
j When this work is done and the
'• lawn set in grass, it will add great
; ly to the looks of the Sparta high
j school.
Was Despondent Over
1 Loss of His Farm;
Well-Known Here
Despondent over financial reverses
'and the loss of his home, which was
| sold under the hammer the previous
! day, Cl. Curgus Simpson, 47, ended
| his life Thursday morning by firing
a bullet into his temple. Mr. Simp
son was a well-known farmer, ser
vice station manager and indepen
dent tobacco buyer, and was well
known here, having bought tobacco
on the local market several years
ago. The deed was committed in
the service station of the deceased at
Fairview, 11 miles from this city
and was discovered by a school bus
driver who stopped at the service
station. A note addressed to his
family, explaining the cause of the
tragedy, was found beside the body.
Simpson had just taken charge of
the service station a month ago. His
family resided on a 61 acre farm
near Stony Knoll, this county, which
was sold the day before the fatal
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Bertha Stanley Simpson and four
daughters. His parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Simpson and two broth
ers, Dewey and Walter Simpson, al
so survive.
David S. Barry’s plea that his
magazine article charging congres
sional bribe-taking was supported by
the assertion of members of the
senate left undiminished Monday
night the senate’s determination to
punish him by summary dismissal
from his post as sergeant-at-arms.
William Franklin Trogdon, known
as the father of North Wllkesboro,
' died at his home there Sunday af
■ ternoon at 6:26 o’clock after several
i weeks of ill health. He was stricken
' with paralysis about five years ago
1 but remained fairly active until
1 about four months ago. Funeral
■ services were conducted Monday
■ morning at 11 o’clock from the
North Wllkesboro Methodist church.
Predicted in Roosevelt Cabinet Selections
Those two men top the list jts possible members of President-elecl
Roosevelt’s cabinet, according to late Washington reports . . . They art
(left) Senator (Tarter Glass of Virginia, as Secretary of the Treasury ant:
(right) Senator Thomas J. Walsh of ^Montana, as Attorney General . .
•lames A. Parley, is expected to be named Postmaster-General.
Carson Presents Picture
of What Is Happening In
State General Assembly
Lauds Alleghany’s Representative, Governor Doughton, As Ac
tive, Alert And As Untiring In His Service To The
People As When He First Came To The House
From Alleghany Nearly 50 Years Ago
(Special to the Alleghany Times)
j Raleigh, -Feb. 9.—Believing you
and your readers might be inter
ested in what is happening in Ral
eigh in the progress or trend of leg
islative matters, will say that the
legislature is confronted with very
serious problems:
1, The State has been running,
behind in the last four years, that
is to say, that the appropriationjLor
expenditures in that time has been
about $12,500,000 grater than the
revenue and the State has borrowed
this money and this legislature will
be called on to arrange for the set
tlement of that sum either by pay
ment or by issuing bonds for the
I amount. On account of the depres
' sion.x the expected revenue was not
j collected—that is—all taxes fell off.
! 2. It is probable that the levy of
fifteen cents on the hundred dol
lars of property value levied for
public schools will be discontinued
as both political parties have pledg
ed themselves to remove this levy of
3. It will* therefore, be necessary
to find some tax to take the place
of the above tax if it is discontinued
and also to find money to stop the
deficit above referred to.
It now appears that some kind of
sales tax will be levied to meet the
j State expenses. That is, to support
the public schools, take care of the
insane, the deaf, dumb and blind
and soldiers and widows and to pay
| the interest on the State debt. etc.
The Legislature will reduce all
salaries and State expenses, includ
ing school teachers, superintendents
of s£hoolsl road employees, judges,
solicitors, State officials, etc.
Many counties and towns are de
faulting in the payment of their
bonds and interest and the panic has
effected every unit of government of
the State as well as all the States and
United States Government. It seems
to n^e this legislature has more ser
ious problems than any that has met
in this generation. They are work
ing hard in an effort to get through
within the sixty days but will prob
ably not be able to do so. Ten men
selected by the body are working
day and night on financial matters.
They are: Doughton of Alleghany,
Rankin of Gaston, AJcLean of Beau
fort, Waynick of Guilford, Aikin of
Henderson, Cherry of Gaston, Flari
negan of Pitt, Moss of Nash. Coffey
of Caldwell, Gattis of Orange. I
do not envy them their job.
It will be most gratifying to his
friends everywhere to know, that
Governor Doughton, .who has had
the longest legislative experience of
any member of the present General
Assembly, is as active, alert and as
untiring in his service to the people
as he was when he first came to the
House from Alleghany nearly fifty
years ago. His devotion to the
welfare of the state and his efforts
to bring economic relief to the peo
ple are acknowledged by all and out
county is most fortunate in being sc
ably represented at this time.
Surry Commissioners
Approve Plan In
Meeting Monday
Elkin, February 8.— (Special
The board of county commis
sioners, meeting in Dobson Monday,
authorized the consolidation of the
health departments of Surry, Alle
ghany and Wilkes counties, it was
learned Tuesday, if the plan proves
satisfactory to the other counties
Should the consolidation prove
acceptable to Wilkes and Alleghany,
it would mean that each county
would save approximately eight
hundred dollars a year inasmuch as
only one doctor, would be required
for the three counties, and other
economies could be effected.
It was also learned following the
meeting that J. W. Crawford, coun
ty farm agent, who has made his
headquarters in Elkin during the
18 months he has served as farm
agent, will move to Dobson imme
diately, the county seat bein% con
sidered advantageously located as a
base of operations.
Died Suddenly At Hei
Home Near Here Last
Friday Night
Mrs. Sarah Wolf, 81, died sudden
ly at her home near Sparta last Fri
day night. She had been in excel
lent health for a woman of her age
and her death was a distinct shock
She was a highly respected citi
zen and loved by all who knew her
The funeral was held at Zior
church Sunday by Elders J. C
Sparks and C. B. Kilby. She was
buried in the family cemetery.
She is survived by two children
Monroe and Coy Wolfe, both oi
Mrs. Hamilton To
Manage Smithey’s
Mrs. Beulah Hamilton, who was
formerly connected with the manage
ment of Smithey’s Department Store
at Lenoir, Js to be manager of the
Smithey’s Store which will open at
Sparta Saturday. Mrs. Hamilton is
experienced in the mercantile field
She has been connected with t^e
present organization for more thpi
ten yearp. The clerical force will be
selected locally.
Permit Is Issued Foi
Erection Of Build
ing In Area
At the regular meeting of tli
town council Wednesday night i
was unanimously adopted to extern
the restricted fire zone from Cas
tevens Motor Co., to the Bull Bar
on Main street and from the horn
of Finis Wagoner to the creek os
the Whitehead load.
A permit was issued to D. F
Sturdivant for the erection of a ban
within' the restricted area.
Some of the members of the coun
eil did not attend on account of sick
ness and the routine business wa
not transacted.
Local Republicans Will
Be Present at Lincoln
Day Celebration
A number of Sparta and Alleghany
Republicans are expected to attend
the Lincoln Day Celebration at
Greensboro on next Saturday. UniT
ted States Senator Robert D. Carey,
of Wyoming, will be the principal
Mr. Carey is a great entertainer
and this meeting will be of much
interest to those who attend.
All Republicans are cordially in
vited and especially the ladies.
Tickets of $1.25 each will be on
sale at the King Cottqn Hotel in
Wants of All Needy Peo
ple Were Sufficient
ly Cared For
Relief work in Alleghany county,
for the month of January according
to the report for that month by J
M. Cheek. County Superintendent of
Public Welfare, has been adequate
and sufficient to take care of the
needs of the county. On January
1 Mr. T. F. Wagoner became the
Assistant District Director of the
Alleghany Relief Organization and
has had charge of all the field work
and has performed a valuable and
satisfactory service. During Janu
ary 240 famiiies and a few persons
in addition received help. This num
ber of person constitute about 15
per cent, of all the people of AUe
gliany County and compares very
favorably with the other counties of
the state. In some counties more
than 50 per cent, of the population
had to be helped during the month
of January. In Alleghany county 221
people were furnished work during
January. The total work hours were
16,708 at 10 cents per hour. This
work was distributed as widely as
possible over the entire county. It
is not the policy of the Relief Ad
ministration in this county to grant
help where there is one or more able
bodied persons in the family. It is
the policy to give such person work
and to help the aged or infirm,
those who cannot work, direct grants
of food and clothing. It has devel
oped that the people of Alleghany
county desire not charity but a
chance to work and earn their sup
port. The entire amount spent for
relief including federal, county and
private funds for the month of Jan
uary was $2,162.19. Relief work
will be continued during February.
At the present time it is not known
whether the relief fund will be con
tinued during the month of March.
President-elect Roosevelt put
cabinet cares behind him Friday
night as he entrained for Jackson
ville, Florida for a yacht cruise
through unfrequented Southern wa
Owen D. Young says the only
trouble Insull had was too mnch con
fidence In the country. And the
trouble the country had was too
| mtych confidence in Insull.—The
Brunswick Pilot.
—of the—
Officials of the Hudson Motor
Car company announced Tuesday
1 that 3.000 etrrployees of the Hudson
body plant went on strike Tuesday,
demanding a 20 per cent, wage in
crease and time and a half for over
After boring through one thick
ness of steel in the safe of the First
Baptist church of, Jacksonville, Fla.,
-safecrackers gafe up the job, leav
ing £500 .of Sunday collet lions un
molested . authorities of the church
| 'Unbounded Monday.
i Representative Bgiriey of Illinois,
i the Democratic leader, expressed to
j Washington newspaper men Tues
! day the opinion that “the American
; people will never stand for the
British lump sum proposal whereby
Great Britian would cut three
fourths of her debt away.”
From the midwest Tuesday came
three bitter violent threats if speedy
! relief is not granted hard-pressed
| city and country dwellers—the me
nace of martial law in Chicago,
“bloodshed and 'Hot" in Iowa’s lush
cornfields and a national farm
An enigmatic request from North
Carolina attorneys that Governor
Hill McAlister hear “another aspect”
of extradition proceedings against
the Luke Leas before acting on the
requisition from them caused the
Tennessee governor to defer his de
Terror-stricken women psvcopa
thic patients defied attempts tp res
cue them and fled into the flames
as ffre roared thr&nefl-a dormitory
at Ridgecliff sanitarium, at Cleve
land. Friday. At least five died in
the blaze.
While 14-year-old Caroline Mu
sante was being treat*d for shock
and exposure, Virginia off cers Fri
day were pushing their search for an
; alleged “kidnap gang" members of
i which the girl said kidna pped her
and left her tied to a tree in woods
, about six miles from Fredericksburg.
A hill that would abolish the
North Carolina textbook com,mission
and prohibit the state board of edu
cation from changing books in either
primary or public high schools for a
period of 10 years from the date
j of ratification of the lueasu e. was
'dropped into the House hopper Fri
! day bv Representative Tam C. Bowie
I of Ashe county.
Declaring that unemployment is
"at its all time peak." the Ameri
can Federation of Latter Sunday
night called upon the Federal gov
ernment to co-oi'dinate a comprehen
sive program of recovery being "its
The question of lower rates for
telephone service in North Carolina
appeared at a standstill Monday
when it developed that a survey of
costs must be made before further
progress towards reduction is pos
R. J. Reynolds, Jr., of Winston
Salem. heir to the Reynolds tobacco
millions, arrived in Miami Sunday
night with his bride on the 200-foot
converted freighter, Harpoon. They
came from Havana, where the Har
poon had been docked for a month
following a trip to' Africa.
Recurrent violence in many parts
of the country, mote frequent since
the dramatic elevation of Adolf Hit
ler, fascist leader, to the head of
the new government; caused growing
concern among high authorities Sun
A mill employe was killed and
two companions seriously injured,
one probably,, fatally, near Marion
Monday ^rhem; their automobile
tailed to take te curve and crashed
into a tree. , , Eugene Branch, 21,
was killed. Jof Lane, 16, was ex
pected tP die of a fractured skull,
and Jamef . Garrison was suffering:
from a broken" hip:

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