SPARTA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 16, 1933
State and Nation
Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 14.—
* The machinery of the league of
nations rolled steadily on toward
condemnation of Japan’s Manchu
rian program today when the as
sembly’s executive body approved
unanimously and without reserva
tion a draft report which de
clared against recognition of the
state of Manchukuo.
Says Its A Lie
New Orleans, Feb. 14. —
• ( barged by his own brother with
receiving Si 10,000 from a public
utilities representative during his
campaign for governor in 1927,
Senator Huey 1’. Fong, today
arose before the senate committee
investigating the election of John
H. Overton to the senate and de
nounced it as "a lie."
War Breaks Out
Bogota, Colombia, Feb. 14.—
The aerial bombardment of a
Colombian gunboat in the Putu
mayo river and the recapture by
Colombians of the town of Taru
paea today fanned into open war
fare hostilities that had smoul
dered for months between Peru
and Colombia over the border city
“Welcome to Them”
Jamestown. Tenn., Feb. 14.—
Declaring he had “not threatened
to throw anybody in the creek,"
Sheriff J. M. Peavyhouse said to
day that North Carolina officers
are “welcome” to take Col. Luke
Lea, and Luke l^ea, Jr., if they
will come and "get rid of" two
habeas corpus writs that have
been served on him.
Detroit, Feb. 14.—A speedy
termination of the "acute finan
cial emergency" which caused
Gov. William A Comstock early
today to order an eight-day clos
ing of Michigan’s banks was
sought tonight, as the available
cash of citizens dwindled.
Favor 55-Hour Week
Raleigh, Feb. 14.—A second
favorable report was given today
by house judiciary committee No.
1 to the bill proposing limiting of
hours of work in industry to 55
per week in this state.
New Fords Selling
The Alleghany Motor Sales has
delivered six new Fords since Jan
uary 1st. Several , deposits have
been made on the 1933 model and
these cars will be delivered as soon
as released from the factory.
The new Fords already delivered
since the first went to Claude
Doughton, North Wilkesboro, Mrs.
Edwin Duncan, Miss Edna Fl4l*her,
of Piny Creek, Wilburn Caudill,
Cherry Lane, Bob Caldwell, White
head, Glenn Taylor, Laurel Springs.
Witness In Court
To Keep From Jail
Faced with either making a re
adjustment in his religion or go
ing to jail, a witness in a ease be
ing tried in superior court at Dob
son this week decided in favor
of the former.
The witness, called to testify,
objected to being sworn in, tell
ing the court it was against his
religion. The court, always oblig
ing, stated that it was perfectly
all right, and ordered the man
affirmed. * But again came anoth
er objection. It was also against
the man’s religion to affirm.
It appeared that things had
reached a pretty pass. The wit
ness wouldn’t swear and he
• wouldn't affirm. And without
one or the other he couldn’t testi
fy. Then the judge announced he
would have to either change his
religion a wee bit and affirm or
else meditate upon the subject in
As the witness pondered this
turn] of affairs, the sheriff step
ped up to take him into custody.
But it wasn’t necessary. The
witness cast religious scruples
aside and affirmed.
j WHILE THE GROANS
OF TAXPAYERS RISE
Bills Before Assembly
! Have to do With Billy
Goats In Chatham
(By <'arl Goercli)
What an eventful week!
In addition to the legislature, we
also had Eddie Cantor in Raleigh.
And instead of having comedy at
only one end of Fayetteville street,
we had it at both ends.
So far as any real serious business
is concerned, the legislature hasn’t
been crowding itself during the last
few . days. Thoie have, been plenty
of bilis- oodles of bills — but most
of them have to do with billy-goats
in Chatham county, sanitary laws in
"Buncombe county or the old town
pump in front of the court house at
Kenansville. Mr. Average Taxpayer,
who has been holding his ear to the
ground, trying to get some news re
lative to the major financial prob
lems of the state, may just as well
take his ear off the ground, because
there just naturally ain’t no news.
The finance committee has ap
pointed a Jsubcommit.tee, and the
subcommittee is working on a new
revenue bill, which is taking an
awfully long time to finish. Maybe
it’s a contract job, or something. The
appropriations committee has ap
pointed several subcommittes, and
these subcommittees are trying to
decide how much money shall be
appropriated for various state de
partments, provided that there' is
any money to appropriate. Between
the two of them, there’s plenty of
work to be done. Now then, if Mr.
Average Taxpayer could only refer
his problems to some subcommittee,
what a glorious place this world
would be in which to live.
But it can’t .be done.
Thpy haven’t got very far with the
abolishing bills, either Two or
three minor departments of state
government have been consolidated
or abolished, but the reorganization
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FORMULATE PLAN TO
AD STATE NEEDY
Would Have Destitute
Raise Own Foodstuff
Raleigh, Feb. 15.—A comprehen
sive state-wide farming program de
signed to produce a sufficient
amount of food and feedstuffs to
supply the needs of North Carolina’s
destitute families has been formu
lated through the jojnt efforts of
the Governor’s Office of Relief and
the agricultural extension division
of North Carolina State College.
Four definite objectives are pro
1. iu aiu every renei luimiy liv
ing on a farm, whether owner or
tenant, to produce food, including
gardens and farm crops, and feed
crops'of sufficient variety and quan
tity for home consumption and to
conserve fruits and vegetables for
2. To transfer from the cities and
towns to farms as many as possible
of those families now living in town
but who have had farm experience.
.I. .To promote subsistence gar
dens in towns and cities.
4. To establish, under competent
supervision in the vicinity of towns
and cities, community farms bn
which relief workers living in the
towns would produce food.
The central administration of the
program will be in charge of the
Governor’s Office of Relief and the
Agricultural Extension Division of
State College. The details of putting
the plan into practice in each coun
ty will be the responsibility of the
person who is now serving as relief
I director, aided by a local advisory
council composed of the presept re
lief committee, the board of agri
culture and representatives of the
public. The county farm agents,
home demonstration agents, and
tea-hers of agriculture and home
economics, in counties where such
exist, will actively assist the county
relief director in carrying out the
WINTER LOSES GRIP
Winter lost its grip in the South
Monday and mounting temperatures
drove away the snow and ice that
struck d^P into the heart of the
cotton country last Wednesday.
Automobile Speed King Again at Daytona
Mr .Maicoini i ampiien, noiuer oi me worm attto sprru mom, is aj;aiii
j at. Daytona, Fla., with Ills famous rebuilt “Bluebird", and ready to try to
| lower the mark lie established on the famed beat'll speedwaj last year.
I The car is beinj; tuned up and made ready for favorable racing weather.
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Bank of Sparta Robbed
of $1,500; Yeggs Enter
Through Door of Cellar
Entered Vault By Means
of Combination; Did
Not Use Fore
CHANGE WAS LEFT
The Bank of Sparta was entered
last Thursday night by unknown
parties and robbed of $1,500 in cur
Entrance was made through a
cellar door, using tools to gain en
! trance through a trap door and
| through two others doors that were
securely locked, however, the bolts
were taken from the hinges of these
doors that led to the vault.
The parties enterting evidently
were safe experts or had found the
combination to the locks to the
vault, for both safe locks werei
opened without force.
Several hundred dollars in gold
was taken with the currency, but
the small change was left and all
notes and bonds were left un
Finger print experts were here in
a short time and clues have been
picked up that may lead to the ar
rest of parties that may have known
something about the robbery, if not
directly connected with it.
The bank was covered with in
; surance and representatives of the
insurance company were called be
i tore anything was moved.
ATTEMPT MADE TO
Bullets Miss President
Elect; Chicago May
or Is Wounded
Miami, Fla.. Feb. 16. (Thursday)
i —Six shots were fired at President
-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt last
! night, wounding five persons. in
cluding Mayor Anton Cermak, of
: Chicago, who was shot through the
The president-elect was uninjured.
The assailant, who was captured
by a rush of secret service men, po
lice and sheriff’s officers, was des
cribed as Guisseppi Zingara, an
Italian brick-maker. He was spirit
ed away by officers to save him from
an angry crowd. Police said he
admitted he bought his gun with the
intent to kill Mr. Roosevelt.
The shooting took place in Bay
! Front Park here a few minutes after
! Mr. Roosevelt had come ashore from
the yacht Nourmahal on which he
had been cruising through the Ba
hamas. The president-elect was res
ponding to a welcome of 20,000 peo
ple gathered in the park when the
crack of pistol shots cut short his
Zingara wras said to have admit
ted that 10 years ago he was party
to a plot against the life of King
Emmanuel, of Italy.
"So you broke your engagement
to Evelyn. Why was that?”
"Well, I was only doing to tire
engagement what it did for me.”
Marion Talley "Quits”
Marion Talley, Kansas farm girl
who rose to operatic heights and then
beeame the bride of Miebael
Baneheisen, 43, concert pianist, now
asks that the marriage be annnled.
LOANS BEING MADE
All Loans Must Be Fully
Applications are now being re
ceived for loans by the Regional Agri
cultural Credit Corporation of Ral
eigh. North Carolina. This is a di
vision of the Reconstruction Finance
The classes eligible for loans are
farmers engaged in the business of
raising, breeding and fattening of
live stock; loans for general dairy
purposes; loans for the purpose of
defraying cost of seed, fertilizer, in
cidentals and harvesting crops;
loans to poultry growers who have
had three years experience growing
poultry and loans for an agricultural
obligation, taxes, etc.
All loans must be “fully and ade
quately secured”. First liens on
live stock and crops, together with
a chattel mortgage on personal
property, such as work stock, equip
ment and in some cases other collat
eral will be required.
There is no limit set for the
amount of loans. Interest is 5%
per cent, per annum. An additional
charge not to exceed 1 per cent, per
annum, will be made to cover inspec
tion charges. All loans will mature
in one year or less time.
Anyone interested can get their
county agent to fill out application.
New Store Going Good
The new Smithey store opened last
Saturday with a good business des
pite the inclement weather.
Ten clerks have been engaged
since the opening and the manage
ment is entirely satisfied with the
business so far received.
They announce through their ad
on another page, new low prices on
groceries and dry goods. Don’t fall
to see this ad.
J W FRAZIER FOUND
GUILTY OF FORGERY
Former Elkin Man Is
Given Two Years In
the State Prison
DOES NOT APPEAL
Found , guilty in two counts
after the jury had deliberated
less than 30 minutes, J. W.
Frazier, charged with forging
the name of W. E. Jones, South
ern Railway freight agent to a
fictitious bill of lading and
fraudulently realizing approxi
mately $2,000 as the result,
while manager of the Biltrite
Furniture Co., of Elkin, was
sentenced to serve not less than
two or more than three years
in the state prison, by Presiding
Judge M. V. Barnhill in Surry
county superior court Wednes
Frazier’s attorneys evidently
accepted the verdict as final in
asmuch as notice of appeal was
The conviction of Frazier
came as the culmination of five
years of delay and postponment
of the case.
GRAND JURY FAILS
TO FIND TRUE BILL
Alleged Election Fraud
Matter Dropped; Find
The Surry county grand jury, in
session last week at Dobson, failed
to find a true bill in regards to the
alleged election fraud growing out
of the June, 1932, primary which
received the full attention of At
torney-General Dennis G. Brummitt
and a later statement that six Sur
ry men should be indicted for al
leged fraudulent activities in the
The grand jury, in making its re
port to Judge N. A. Townsend,
stated that nothing was found upon
which to base an indictment. It
claimed no irregularities, other than
are to be found in most counties of
the state, were discovered.
The six men charged in the mat
ter of fraudulent voting by Mr.
Brummitt, after compiling a 1 ■>
page summary of testimony, were 11
H. Lewellyn, judge of the Mount
Airy recorder's court; F. F. Higgs,
registrar of Dobson township. Mar
vin Wilmouth. C. M. Redmon. Tal
niadge Dockery and Kermit Stanley.
U. D. C. Holds
The local chapter of the V* D. ('.
held a special meeting on Wednes
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
It. L. Doughton. The meeting was
called by—Mrs. A. V. Choate, presi
dent. at the request of Mrs. Dough
ton for the purpose of discussing
the matter of inviting the District
Meeting of the U. D. C. to Sparta.
It. was decided that the invitation
should be extended to the District
which meets in May. Several mem
bers were present and after routine
business was dispensed with, en
1 joyed sandwiches and coffee, deliglit
j fully served by the hostess.
Mr. A. G. Niswonger. horticulture
specialist will make a talk on fruits
and vegetables in the Sparta high
school auditorium Friday morning,
February 17th, at f> o’clock. Every
i body is invited to attend.
HYDROPHOBIA EXPERT DIES
Dr. Clarence A. Shore, director of
the North Carolina Laboratory of
Hygiene for 25 years, and inter
nationally known as an expert on
the treatment of hydrophobia, died
at a hospital at Raleigh Friday. He
was a native if Winston-Salem.
WILL OCCUPY JKHOL
Japan will order occupation of
Jehol province by her Manchurian
army soon, despite, world opinion, it
appeared certain Tuesday in the
face of a prospect of unified Chinese
18 KILLED OVER WEEK-END
Eighteen persons were killed in
accidents in the South over a win
try week-end. Eight died in automo
bile mishaps, three of burns, three
of injuries received in an explosion,
two of exposure, one of asphyxia
<-1011 and one of an accidentally in
flicted pistol v/ound.
HAVE REAL SPIRIT
Hoping to encourage church at
tendance by persons who ate unable
to dress we.!, meinbtts of the
Prince Avenue Baptist Church of
Hannibal. .Mo., wore overalls and
cheap print drosses to services Sun
day. Even the pastor, the Rev.
Roy Reynolds, wore overalls.
BOXER IS DEAD
Ernie Shaft', Boston heavyweight
boxer, died Tuesday at a New York
hospital following an emergency
operation to relieve a blood clot on
the h a hi "resulting from his knock
out Friday night, by the Italian
giant. Primp Carnero. Carnero has
been placed under arrest on a tech
nical charge of manslaughter.
ALL CHINA AROUSED
Any attack on Jehol province will
encounter the united resistance of
all China, Acting Premier T. V.
Soong announced Monday alter con
ferences with Marshal Chang Hsueh
li'aug at Peiping.
HOT HE'S LOT PLAN'
A broad, far reaching program
for world economic, recovery, based
on balanced budgets and sound
money, was laid before the Senate
finance committee Monday by Ber
nard M. Baruch, former chairman
of tiie war industries hoard.
President William Green, of the
American Federation of Labor re
newed hie campaign for adoption
of a mandatory 30-hour week which
he says would quickly put 6.000,000
of the unemployed back on the in
TO PLACE ENVOYS
The exodus of Republicans from
high posts after March 4 is ex
pected to carry at least 26 diplomats
back into private life to make room
for Roosevelt-appointed envoys over
the world. These represent the poli
tical appointees who head embassies
and legations for the United States.
EMPLOYS TENNESSEE LAWYER
Attorney-General Denms G. P.rum
mitt Monday night annouuc d for
mer Governor Albert H. Roberts,’-of
Tennessee, has been relained to
represent North Carolina in the
fight to extradite Luke Lea and
Luke Lea. Jr.,, to this state to face
sentences of bank law violations in
HOOVER SPE \ 1\S
Sounding a rallying: ca'l to the
Republican party to snppoit tlie new
administration in all com-lruetive
measures. President Hook r Monday
night coupled with this a warning
that the world is threat ned with
“an incipient, outbreak of .economic
war." He was speaking at a Lin
coln Day dinner in New York.
SEEK KIDNAPED YOrTH
Denver. Col., police Monday night,
began a systematic search all
Denver rooming houses in an effort
to .locate the hideout of two men
who kidnaped Charles Boettcher,
Jr., wealthy investment broker, and
thrust into the hands of his wife
a note demanding $60,000 ransom.
CHARGED WITH MURDER
Mrs. Ruth Lenter Peterson was
charged with the murder of her hus
band, R. L. Peterson, vice president
of the Southern Public Utilities
company, in a warrant sworn out by
Charlotte police Sunday night. Mrs.
Peterson is in a Charlotte hospital.
Calf Is Born With
2 Heads, Eight Legs
Fred Harris, of Sparta Route I,
reports the strangest freak of na
ture that has been heard of in
this county for many yca-s.
One day last week one of his
cows gave birth to a calf with
two heads and eight legs.
The calf did not live, but it was
normal size and the extra head
and legs were attached In perfect
Many Sparta citizens have ex
pressed their wish for the hide
for a parlor rng.