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Published Every Thursday
$1.50 Per Year
Entered as second-class matter
at the Post Office at
Sparta, N. C.
DON SHORES, Editor
A Possible New
For years The Times has advo
cated a canning factory for Alle
ghany County and as a result, sev
eral individual canneries have been
effected, however, the prospect for
getting a real canning factory now
seems to be evident.
Mr. Crutchfield of Cherry Lane,
who is a progressive business man,
seems to have realized the necessity
of this kind of enterprise and is
making plans to materialize his
There are hundreds of bushels of
berries, cherries, apples and other
things going to waste every year in
Alleghany that should be saved, and
this is the only way whereby such
things can be saved.
The time will never come when
there will hot be a demand for all
kinds of canned goods and if we had
a canning factory here we would
not only save the otherwise wasted
berries and cherries but would fur
nish employment to dozens of peo
ple and give them a source of reve
nue that they could not get by any
During the season for blackber
ries, huckleberries, dewberries and
raspberries, there are several peo
ple in town every day trying to sell
their berries for less than their
worth in order to get this revenue
that comes in at a time when the
average farmer does not have any
thing to sell to bring him any cash.
The apple question could also be
solved through this method. In the
fall of the year there is always a
crop of apples that will not keep
and they come in at a time when no
one wants apples. They can be
canned for the market and bring a
good price rather than he wasted as
they are. This also would furnish
employment for dozens as well as
being a-profitable business.
Let’s all cooperate with Mr.
Crutchfield and give him a word of
Can We Exist Alone:
In a world where space has been
annihilated by fast transportation
and instantaeous communication,
can any nation exist alone remote
Most economists answer with a
decisive NO. They point out that
the problems of all people are very
much alike, that a brotherhood of
purpose is more essential than ever
before and that world cooperation
is vital not only to economic recov
ery but to the future maintenance
of international prosperity. They
believe that good liberalized for
eign relations acting as ' the basis
for stimulated trade between coun
tries. holds the hope of the future.
There are sound grounds for this
belief. The collapse of American
export trade, which was caused as
much by tariff wars and embargoes
as by hard times, has closed hun
dreds of factories. It has .thrown
thousands out of work. It has
caused bond defaults and lost divi
dends. It has made itself felt in
every business and retarded pur
chasing power and industrial expan
We cannot sell to other countries
unless they can sell to us. The en
tire world wants the products of
American factories. They can buy
them if we buy products of theirs
that we need. This does not mean
that we should subject American
factories to cheap labor, foreign
competition, but it does mean that
all the problems of foreign trade
need overhauling and readjusting.
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
Whereas, it has pleased our Heav
enly Father to call from our midst
Brother E. L. McMillan and place
him away from his earthly suffering,
where the Supreme Judge will watch
over him and give him his just re
Brother McMillan was our friend.
Always loyal to his obligations to
his community, his friends, his Sun
day School and his Lodge.
Now therefore, be it resolved:
That we bow in humble submis
sion to the will of God,
That in his passing, Scottville
Lodge No. 385 has lost a faithful
That the community has lost a
leader and friend.
That his family has lost a devoted
husband and father.
That a copy of these resolutions
be spread on the minutes of Scott
▼ille Lodge, a copy sent to the fam
ily and a copy to The Alleghany
Times for publication.
D. C. SHORES, Chairman
J. T. ■FINNEY,.
PROSPERITY . . at Chaska, Minn.
My friend, James F. Faber, city
editor of the Valley Herald, pub
lished at Chaska, Minnesota, sends
me a memorandum of the claltn of
that thriving little city to the title
of “the most prosperous town in
With 2,000 inhabitants Chaska
lias a surplus of over $88,000 in the
;ity treasury. Taxes have been cut
30 percent. The people of Chaska
lave almost $2,500,000 in the two
lanks, and the town never had a
lank failure. There are no natives
m the poor list, and the city is pro
viding a good living for nearly 90
lusiness and professional men be
sides their employees. On top of
hat Chaska has had new businesses
ipening in each year of the depres
sion, and has only five names on the
ielinquent tax list.
I know of no other town the size
if Chaska that can make such a
showing. , Do you?
SAVINGS.in the banks
There is more money in the sav
ings banks of the United States than
jver before in our national history,
in New York State alone savings
bank dposits were more than five
thousand million dollars on the first
if January. This money is owned by
more than five and one-half million
The people of the United States ’
are certainly not “broke” when sav
ings deposits increase like that.
Folks are putting their money into
safe places instead of spending it
because they are not quite sure yet
what is going to happen in the fu
ture. Just as soon as conditions
seem to be stablized there will be
plenty of funds available for invest
ment in promising enterprises.
CREDIT.and an idea
Taking the country as a whole,
the banks are full of money, but it
is harder than ever for the average
person to borrow money from the
banks. The reason for this is very
clear. Fewer people than ever be
fore are in a position to give a
banker reasonable assurance that
they will be able to pay a loan when
it is due.
It is not shortage of money that
js keeping us poor; it is shortage of
credit. The few who have good
credit can borrow money cheaper
than ever before.
I don't know how it would work,
but it seems to me there is some
merit in the suggestion that if the
banks would lend verybody enough
to pay their debts money would be
gin to circulate so fast that business
would immediately pick up • and
everybody’s credit would be as good
as it ever was. The idea is certainly
not any more foolish than a good
many of the inflationary proposals
that have been offered in Congress.
RABBITS .... they multiply
Two adjoining Long Island towns
voted a couple of years ago to per
mit no shooting and to supress cats,
in order to provide a bird refuge.
Hut the townspeople forgot all about
Now Centre Island and Mill Neck
are so full of rabbits that it is al
most impossible to urive over the
roads without running over a few
cottontails. Farmers and gardners
are wondering what they are going
to do to protect their lettuce, spin
ach and other garden crops in the
spring. They are trying to get the
local game ordinances amended to
permit them to shoot the rabbits.
What has happened in these Long
Island towns is what happens when
man interferes to upset the balance
.... some vaiuaoie
Rare old coins still bring high
prices. A penny sold at an auction
in New York the other day for
sixty dollars. It was a copper cent
‘Among the other rare coins sold
at the same time were some copper
“hard times” tokens issued from pri
vate mints between 1834 and .1841.
One of them dated 1837, brought
Coins are not valuable merely be
cause they are old; it is rarity that
makes collectors bid for them. The
silver dollar of 1804 is so rare that
only four or five are known to be in
existence, and anyone finding one
of those coins can almost name his
own price for it. Most of the silver
dollars coined that year were sent
to Europe for the payment of cer
tain obligations and the ship was
lost at sea.
Last year the United States Mint
made more coins than in the pre
vious two years; there were more
than twenty million of them, worth
$68,000,000. One reason for the in
creased coinage was the large offer
ings of gold jewelry and ornaments,
which the mint is obliged to pur
chase and give gold coins in ex
It wouldn’t be so bad to be poor
If we could keep the distressing
fact a secret. I
1*—Who asserted in the Declara- j
tion of Independence that “all men j
are created free and equal?"
2— About how many quarts of
blood is contained in the average
3— What is the softest metal in
4— What countries composed the
Central Powers in the World War?
5— Approximately how far does
the earth travel in its orbit in one
6— What is Alabama’s only sea
port? * \
7— What President of the U. S.
ifter his term of office made a
trip around the world?
What are the names of the five
sones of the world?
9— What is meterology?
10— -To what race do the Chinese j
md Japanese belong?
12— What state is known as the
13— What is the “practical unit"
n which electric current is meas
14— What insect is an ancient;
ind well-known paper maker?
15— Which is England’s most im
16— What< is the largest gland in
:he human body?
17— What is the greatest inlet on
Ihe Atlantic coast of the U. S.?
18— :who was the foremost Eng
lish expounder of applied mathe
19— How many teeth does the
average man have?
20.—What is Canada's floral em
21— What officer was considered
the hardest among the Confederates?
22— What is the largest market
in the U. S. for cotton, sugar, ban
anas and oysters?
23— What is the temperature of
24— What animal is the largest of j
the rat family?
25— Which is the smallest of the
self-governing' dominions of the
26— —What apostle was the great
est figure in the history of Chris
tianity, after Christ himself?
27— What river forms the entire
eastern boundary of Pennsylvania?
28— On what date is the sun
nearest the earth?
29.-—What has always been the
favorite musical instrument of
2— —About six quarts.
4— Germany, Turkey, Austria
Hungary and Bulgaria.
5— 1,512,000 miles.
7— -Ulysses S. Grant.
8— North Frigid, North Tem
perate, Tropic, South Temperate,
9— The science dealing with the
phenomena of the earth’s atmos
11— Johaann Wolfgang Goethe.
12— New Hampshire.
14— The hornet.
1 5—Thames River.
18— Sir Isaac Newton.
21— General Jamss Longstreet.
22— New Orleans.
23— 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
24— The muskrat.
26— Paul. ,
28— December 21st.
29— The harp.
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CARDS OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many
friends for the use of their cars, the
floral offering and for their kind
ness shown us during the sickness
and death of our husband and fath
er. May God bless each one of you.
MRS. LELIA M-MILLAN
The Edwards Transportation Bus
will leave West Jefferson via Sparta
for Bel Air, Md., on February r5th,
at 7 o’clock a. m. , Fare: $8 one
way; $14 round trip. For informa
tion write: W. Bert Edwards,
State of North Carolina,
County of Alleghany.
By virtue of a Deed of Trust, exe
cuted to the undersigned on Dec. 4,
1922, by William Watson and wife
Docia Watson to secure the payment
of a bond, executed by John Choate,
Guardian of Marjorie Choate, in the
sum of $350.00, due twelve months
after date, with interest thereon, on
which note there is a balance due of
approximately $375.00, and in de
fault of the payment' of the same,
and upon demand of the said John
Choate, Guardian, I will, under the
powers contained in said Deed of
■Trust, offer for sale at public auc
tion for cash to the highest bidder at
the court house door at Sparta, N.
C., at one o’clock p. m., on Monday,
March 6th, 1933, a certain tract of
land described in said Deed of Trust
lying on the waters of Little River
adjoining the lands of L. C. Caudill,
Lester Waddell, E. Left Wagoner,
Reeves Watson and others, being
the land conveyed by John F. Wat
son and wife to Will Watson, on
Feb. 24, 1916, and embracing in
two tracts aggregating approximately
27 agres, 22 square rods, more or
less, the same being specifically des
cribed in the said deed from John
F. Watson and wife, recorded in
Book 29, page 136 of the office of
the Register of Deeds of Alleghany
county to which deed and record
reference is hereby made for speci
This Jan. 31, 1933.
C. W. EDWARDS,
2- 23 Trustee.
Having qualified as administratrix
of the estate of R. H. Hackler, de
ceased, notice is hereby given to all
persons holding claims against the
estate to present them to the under
signed within twelve months from
this date or this notice will be plead
in bar of recovery. All persons in
debted to the estate are notified to
make immediate settlement.
This January 25, 1933.
MRS. LURA HACKLER,
3- 3 Administratrix.
1930 Standard Coupe-——————----$225
1931 Pick-up..:—.--— -— $225
1928 Coupe_ —-- —- -- $135
1929 Plymouth Roadster --$140
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