Volume 8 SPARTA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 9, 1933 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 taking. 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 Mexico. YOUTH,li^CHARGED WITH TWO MURDERS 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. STATE PHYSICIAN ILL 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 TO ERECT CANNING FACTORY AND ICE PLANT IN COUNTY New Project to Occupj Site Near Crystal Springs Farm ; O N BRUSH CREEK 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. SCHOOL GROUNDS I ARE IMPROVED 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. SURRY FARMER KILLS HIMSELF 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 tragedy. 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. BACKS BRIBERY CHARGE 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. PIONEER WILKES MAN DIES 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. i 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 tax. 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. A. S. CARSON. MAY CONSOLIDATE HEALTH OFFICES 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 concerned. 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. HOLD FUNERAL FOR MRS. SARAH WOLF 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 Sparta. 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. SPARTA FIRE ZONE ENLARGED BY VOTE OF TOWN COUNCII Permit Is Issued Foi Erection Of Build ing In Area MET WEDNESDAY 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. SPARTA CITIZENS TO ATTEND MEET 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 speaker. 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 Greensboro. RELIEF REPORT IS MADE FOR JANUARY 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. IN TROPIC WATERS 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 ters. 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. I OUTSTANDING NEWS EVENTS —of the— PAST WEEK AUTO W ORKERS Ql IT 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 time. DIDN’T BORE DEEP KNOlfiff 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. WON’T STAND FOR IT 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.” THREATEN 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 strike. POSTPONES DECISION 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 cision. 5 DIE IN FLAMES 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. ABDUCTED BY GANG 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. WOULD ABOLISH TEXTBOOK COMMISSION 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. CALLS FOR ACTION 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 task.” MI ST HAVE PHONIC DATA 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 sible. REYNOLDS REJOINS SHIP 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. SCENE Of VIOLENCE 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 day. ONE KILLED, TWO HURT 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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