North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume 8
SPARTA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. MARCH 23, 1933
Number 45
WHISKY RUNNERS
SENT TO ROADS
BY ELKIN JUDGE
Were Arrested Sunday
Afternoon With 45
Gallons of Booze
HAD FASpT CHASE
Elkin, March 21.— (Special) —
Sentences of six and eight months
to the roads respectively were meted
out ini recorder’s court Tuesday to
Burnette Richardson and Buck
Reavis following their arrest east Of
Elkin Sunday afternoon by Ouy Dun
can, state patrol sergeant, who found
45 gallons of whisky in their, auto
mobile.
Two girls, also occupants of the
liquor car, who gave their addresses
as Winston-Salem and their names
as Victoria and Lois Mason, were
placed under suspended sentences of
six months in jail and ordered' to
get out of the.county.
Testimony revealed that both men
defendants had prison records. Rich
ardson, whose home is at Traphill,
admitted having served a year in a
federal prison for manufacturing
whisky, while Reavis, who is from
Winston-Salem, only recently was
released from the roads where he
had served 12 months for handling
whisky.
According to Sergeant Duncan he
stopped the car in which the liquor
was found, near Klondike farm in
order to have the occupants clean
the mud from the front license
plate. He said the car was brought
to , a stop after it had passed him
and then was set in motion after he
had started walking towards it.
Starting in pursuit, he said he
trailed the machine to Elkin, where,
it turned east, and only succeeded
in forcing it to a stop several miles
out on the Mount Airy highway. It
was then the whisky, contained 1n
nine five-gallon containers, w^is
found. I
Reavis and Richardson had tittle
to say in defense. However, Reavis
stated that the girls were in no way
to blame.
The automobile in which the
liquor was found was ordered con
fiscated and sold.
GUISEPPE ZANGARA
IS ELECTROCUTED
Man Who Tried to Kill
Roosevelt Is Brazen
to the End
Guiseppe Zangara, the man who
killed Mayor Anton Cermak, of
Chicago, and wounded four others
in an attempt to assassinate Presi
dent Roosevelt at Miami February
15, was electrocuted at Raiford, Fla.
Monday.
The Italian was taken jjito the
death chamber at 9:11 a. m., e.s.t.
The current was applied at 9:15 a.
m.
When Zangara saw the chair he
stopped suddenly and glanced
around at the approximately 30 per
son who stood in the death chamber.
Turning to his guards, he said:
"Don’t hold me, I no afraid of
chair.”
The assassin was brazen to the
last, expressing his hate for all
presidents and kings.
Gambill-Hatcher
The marriage of interest to a num
ber of Virginia and North Carolina
people is that of Miss Elizabeth
Gambill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Gambill, of Piney Creek, to
Mr. Walter E. Hatcher, of a well
known Virginia family.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Evans on February 26.
Mrs. Hatcher is a graduate of
Glade Valley high school and Appa
lachian State Teachers College.
Since her graduation she has been
teaching in Virginia.
Mr. Hatcher received his educa
tion at Duke University ,and Roan
oke Business College. He is em
ployed by the Hatcher Furniture Co.
of Mt.NAiry. They will make their
future home at 128 Lebanon street.
Mount Airy, after March 26, 1933.
HAS PLAN FOR PEACE
A “Mussolini plan” to assure an
era of world peace was studied in
conferences of the Italian Premier
with Prime Minister Ramsey McDon
ald of Great Britian and his foreign
secretary. Sir John Simon, over the
week-end, an official announcement
from Rome said Sunday.
Asks Walker Divorce
Mrs. Janet Allen Walker, wife of
former .Mayor James J. Walker of
New York City, has filed suit for
divorce in Florida, alleging deser
tion. The former mayor went to
Kurope immediately after resigning
and has not yet returned to tin*
United States.
State and Nation
3 More Banks Open
Raleigh, March 21.—Commis
sioner Gurney F. Hood late to
night announced the state banking
department liad licensed three
more state banks to reopen to
morrow for unrestricted business.
The institutions were the Citi
zens Bank and Trust company, .of
Sanford; the Bank of Rowland, at
Rowland and the Deposit and Sav
ings bank of North W’ilkesboro.
Banker Arrested
New York, March 21.—Charles
E. Mitchell, resigned board chair
man of the National City bank,
was arrested at his Fifth avenue
home tonight on a federal war
rant charging wilful attempt to
defeat and evade the income tax
law. He posted <10,000 bond
and was released.
Plans Shake-up
Washington, March 21. — A
thorough house-cleaning for the
labor department by the new sec
retary, Miss Frances Perkins, has
swept away almost, at a single
stroke most of the immigration in
spectors, and, she indicated today,
' this, is only the beginning of a
general reorganization.
Relief Plan
Washington, March 21.—Con
gress turned to work tonight on a
broad employment and relief pro
gram submitted by President
Roosevelt, for the marshalling of
immediate jobs for about 250,000
men in the nation’s forests.
Commits Suicide
Chapel Hill, March 21.—Dr.
Eric Alonzo Abernethy, former
physician at the University of
North Carolina, shot and killed
himself at his home here tonight.
RESOLUTIONS IN MEMORY OF
W. F. PERKINS
To relatives and friends of W. F.
Perkins:
A member of Scottville Lodge No.
385, A. F. & A. M„ Furches, N. C.
Brother Perkins was born Sept. 15,
1874, died February 27, 1933. He
joined the Methodist church about
30 years ago. He was initiated into
the Masonic Lodge A'ug&st 24, 1907.
Passed September 21, 1907 and
raised to the sublime degree of Mas
ter Mason October 2G, 1907.
Brother Perkins served as Master
of said lodge for a number of years
and was a faithful member.
We extend to bis immediate fam
ily our heartfelt sympathy in their
bereavement.
We request that a copy of these
resolutions be sent to his family, one
each to The Skyland Post and The
Alleghany Times for publication, and
one spread on the minutes of the
lodge.
JOHN R. PUGH,
JOHN M. TUCKBR,
J. K. TAYLOR, Com.
ELKIN MAN KILLED
BY NEGRO SUNDAY
NIGHT; KILLER HELD
Lodged in Dobson Jail
To Wait Preliminary
Hearing
| FUNERAL. TUESDAY
Elkin, March 21.— (Special)-—
Funeral services for Walter Sale,
local man who was shot and killed
at a North Elkin filling station Sun
day night about 9:30 o’clock, were
conducted Tuesday at 11 o’clock
from Pleasant Ridge Methodist
church. Revs. Richard Ray and
Ernest Ward, the latter of Madison,
officiated. Interment was made in
the church cemetery.
Sale was shot through the heart
by Tal Dowell, Winston-Salem Ne
gro, who is now being held in jail
at Dobson awaiting a preliminary
hearing on a charge of murder. He
was arrested in Winston-Salem early
Monday morning by Winston-Salem
police and held for Surry county of
ficers.
According to those who witnessed
the tragedy, the shooting occurred
after words had passed between
Sale and the Negro. It was said
that Sale and companions had stop
ped at the filling station and were
standing around when the car con
taining the Negro drove upr-Buetcr
the manner in which two cars wpre
parked it was necessary for the Ne
gro to back his car between them to
the gasoline pump, where he gave
instructions to put five gallons of
gas in the tank.
It was said that in putting the
gasoline into the car’s tank that it
overflowed and that the Negro
alighted to see what was the mat
ter. It was at that point that "Sale,
who was said to have been drinking,
said to the Negro: “Hay, nigger,
how about a little drink?”
Do#ell was then alleged to have
called Sale profane names which
prompted Sale to advance upon him
with drawn fist.
Witnesses stated that Dowell was
holding the money for the gas in his
left hand as Sale approached. Then |
as the white man came closer Dow
ell was alleged to have whipped out.
his pistol from his right rear pocket
and to have fired point blank at
Sale’s chest.
As the shot rang out, Sale slumped
to the ground with a gasp. The
Negro was then said to have hastily
handed over the money for the gas
oline, jumped into his car, and de
parted.
According to reports, Dowell went
to Traphill, where he was reared,
and leaving the car in which he was
traveling, prevailed upon a friend to
barry him back to Winston-Salem.
A telephone conversation with a
Twin City Sentinel reporter dis
closed that he was arrested when he
reported to police that his car had
been stolen, the police already hav
ing been notified to be on the watch
for him.
It is supposed that the Negro fig
ured his license number had been
taken at the scene of the crime and
in reporting the car stolen hoped to
clear himself of any implication in
the crime.
Dowell was carried from the
Winston jail to the county jail at
Dobson Monday afternoon by Sheriff
John D. Thompson and Deputy
Crawford Hurt, after he was posi
tively identified as the man who
killed Sale.
A preliminary hearing will prob
ably be given the Negro here in
recorder’s court next Tuesday, J. N.
Freeman solicitor, said Tuesday.
The deceased was the only son of
Mrs. Myrtle Sale, of Elkin, and had
been employed for several years by
the Chatham Manufacturing com
pany. Ht was well thought of by
his fellow employees and by all who
knew him.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Car
men Murray Sale and a small
daughter, Betty Ann.
Methodist Church News
The superintendents of both Wal
nut Branch and Shiloh announce
that Sunday schools will open again
next Sunday and invite everybody to
come.
Rev. C. W. Russell will fill his
regular appointments at Cox Chapel
next Sunday at 11 o’clock a. in., and
at Potato Creek at 2:30 p. m.
GETS DOW INTEREST
The U. S. treasury revealed Mon
day it had to pay only 1.83 per cent
for its recent sale of 91-day treas
ury bills, as compared with 4.26 per
cent for a similar issue offered
March 6.
Scenes From Heart of Earthquake Zone
Here «it photos from the heart of the earthquake zone which took
11© lives and did damage to property estimated at $50,000,000 in the Los
Angeles area of Southern California. Photo Bio. 1 shows, a street scene in
Compton were 20 persons were killed by the collapse of building; No. 2,
shows the ruins of a high school building in Long Beach, the town con
sidered the quake’s epicenter and where 65 lives were lost; Bio. 3, shows
homeless and pennilesss refugees being fed by the U. S. Marines at Long
Beach.
General News Items
WOMAN DROWNS SELF
Lake Hickory yielded up its 14th
victim from drowning in a five-year
period Friday when the body of
Mrs. W. M. Saine, 75-year-old Long
view resident, was recovered from
the water some distance above the
old Horseford bridge.
HOARDERS FREE GOLD
The gold hoarders’ deadline
brought a last minute rush to the
federal reserve bank and member
institutions at New York Friday,
and coil, bullion and certificates
valued at several millions joined the
huge store which for some days
has been piling up in the govern
ment’s vaults.
BACK ON JOBS
More than 5,000 families in indus
trial Ohio cocked an ear for the
factory whistle and lifted a hope
ful eye for plumes of smoke Fri
day as their breadwinners prepared
to go back to work.
‘NEW DEAL’ PROGRAM
A program of immediate action to
complete the “new deal” legislative
ideas of President Roosevelt by
May 1 was agreed upon Friday by
the President and Congressional
leaders. Original pilans for a con
gressional recess after the emer
gency session have been abandoned
in favor of the continuous meeting
for which Mr. Roosevelt believes he
can prepare his program at once.
JOAN, DOUG SEPARATE
Joan Crawford, film star, an
announced her separation Friday
night from Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.,
a day after her actor husband was
named in a $50,000 alienation of
affections suit.
REYNOLDS PAYS $2,000,000
A check from the R. J. Reynolds
Tobacco Company of Winston-Sa
lem, for more than $2,000,000, had
swelled the amount of income tax
returns to more than $5,000,000, A.
J. Maxwell, commissioner of reve
nue, announced Friday.
RECEIPTS HIGHER
Income tax collections for March
15 exceeded the amount collected
on March 15 a year ago by approxi
mately $1,011,000. In making pub
lie these figures Friday the Treas
ury said also that the collection
thus far were approximately $2,000.
000 more than for the same numb-ei
of days last March.
GOLD POURED BACK
Americans turned back $327,238,
000 of gold to the banks .during tlif
past week as the administration be
gan its rehabilitations of the conn
try’s banking system.
TO HOLD IKK; SHOW
The first licensed dog show evei
held in Winston-Salem will be stage*
Tuesday and Wednesday. April 1!
and 19. by Forsyth Kennel club. I
will take place in the Piedmon
warehouse, under American Kenne
club license and approximately 50(
entries are expected.
URGES DICTATORSHIP
A plan for setting up “economii
dictators” over half a dozen o
America’s basic industries in an ef
fort to restore lasting prosperit;
was outlined Friday by John P. Tor
rence, one of the nation’s leadini
manufacturers.
VILLAGE RETAKEN
A general offensive agains
Chinese troops in the village o
Lowenyu was commenced Monda;
by Japanese infantry. The Chinese
in a surprise counter attack, tool
the town front a Japanese artiller;
unit Sunday night.
TEXTILES HOLDING OWN
The cotton spinning industry wai
reported Tuesday by the census bu
reau at Washington to have operatet
during -February at 95.0 per cent ca
pacity, on a single shift basis, com
pared with 95.1 per cent durini
January this year and 92.5 per cen
during February last year.
1 WEBB FLATS WETS
Jndge E. Tates Webb, co-author o
one of the first national prohibitioi
measures—the Webb-Kenyon act—
in a charge to a federal court Jur;
at Shelby, said liquor interests ari
merely trying "to purchase the soul
of America."
BEER TO FLOW AS
f BILL IS SIGNED BY
! PRES. JtOOSEVELT
Brew To Be Legal After
j Fifteen-Day Period
Expires
WINE ALSO LEGAL
Washington, March 22.—-With
j smiles, the Roosevelt administration
today formally authorized sale of
beer.
The (bill legalizing both the amber
| brew and also wine of 2.2 per cent
alcoholic content became law with
1 the signature of President Roosevelt
1 at' 2 p. m/
“And I hope you got the smile at
the end," he refarked to photog
raphers who recorded the signing in
| the cabinet room at the White House
i executive office.
1 Wearing a broad grin himself an
hour earlier, Vice President Garner
had affixed his signature to the leg
islation to send it from Congress to
the White House.
Fifteen days hence—or after mid
j night on April 6—the beer may be
sold in the ] 4 states permitting it.
The midnight hour applies to the
eastern time belt. Sales may pegin
at 9 o’clock that night on the Pa
i eific coast, for instance,
t But the prohibitionists were al
4 ready- at work tonight on plans to
| halt the beer flow by court action.
Some were considering seeking an
■ injunction. Others were preparing
i to speed the case to the Supreme
! court for a ruling whether it viola
ted the constitutional mandate
i against sale of intoxicating bever
1 ages.
CAR STOLEN DEC. 6
RETURNED TO OWNER
i -
Warrants Are Sworn
Out For James Brewer
Now On Roads
—■■ ■
! A stolen automobile, the property
\ of T. W. Smith, of Alleghany, which
was taken from his garage near Tea
pot Dome December 6. was recovered
at Roaring River Wednesday by
j Corporal W. B. Lentz, of the state
highway patrol.
The machine was in the possession
I of W. W. Tilley, who had purchased
it from a man by the name of James
Brewer, who is alleged to have been
| the one who stole the car. Mr. Til
: ley had in his possession a bill of
sale signed by Brewer, and had se
cured a title from Raleigh enabling
I him to buy license and giving him
a new motor number, the original
J number having been battered out by
Brewer who represented the ma
chine as a junk car which had been
wrecked in Virginia.
Warrants charging Brewer with
breaking and entering, and larceny
of an automobile, have been sworn.
Brewer, 1t is understood, is now
‘i serving a two year sentence on the
roads for abandonment and non-sup
port. having been sent up from
Wilkes .county at the last term of
I criminal court.
LICENSE TAG FEES
! REDUCED MARCH 21
May Be Purchased For
Cars Not Operated
Since First of Year
Motorists of Alleghany and other
. portions of the state who have not
purchased license plates for auto
’1 mobiles may pow buy tags at three
. j fourths price, it was learned Wed
nesday from Corporal W. B. Lentz,
| of the state highway patrol, pro
i vided they have not operated their
, j cars since the first of the year and
make affidavit to that effect upon
application for tags for the remain
’ der of the year.
The schedule or the license rates
; was supposed to be cut one-fourth
; April 1, but orders were issued that
the lowered fees become effective
at noon Tuesday, March 21, on ve
hicles not previously operated this
1 year.
i The plates are now available at
reduced rates tor all trucks and pas
senger cars not used tor hire.
Pineapples we about 87 per cent
water.
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