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Volume 8 _ SPARTA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. MARCH 30, 1933 _Number 46
State and Nation
Mexico City, March 28.—rost
ers attacking; .Josephus Daniels,
the new American ambassador to
Mexico, appeared on walls in
Mexico City today.
The posters were captioned
“Out With, Daniels” and they
called him “the murderer of
Azueta and llribe.” These men
were Mexicans who were killed
in the fighting when United States
forces landed at Vera Cruz in
1914. At the time Mr. Daniels
was secretary of the navy.
Asheville, March 28.—L. L.
Jenkins, «9, for many years wide
ly known in hanking, political and
manufacturing circles in the
state, died suddenly of a cerebral
hemorrhage while preparing to
dine at the Putnam grill here at
about 8:15. Dr. .John U. Carroll,
coroner, said that Mr. Jenkins
came to his death as the result
of a cerebral hemorrhage and
that an inquest would not be nec
Outline Bank Plan
Raleigh, March 28.—Advantage
of pooling the "best assets” of
banks now operating under re
strictions in North Carolina and
organizing one statewide branch
banking system were outlined
here today to more than 1.000
persons, attending a meeting
called by the state banking de
Raleigh, March 28.—Success
for the eight months school pro
gram in the state senate wps as
sured tonight when it was learned
that 20 senators have signed an
amendment to be offered at the
proper time to the appropriations
bill calling for a 810,000,000
Pass Roosevelt’s Plan
Washington, March 28. —
President Roosevelt’s bill to put
men to work in the forests swept
through the senate today without
even the formality of a record
vote and was sent to the house,
where leaders forecast its ap
. Probable That N. C.
May Legalize Beer
Raleigh. March 29.—Legal beer
In North Carolina by May 15 was
envisioned here today, now that the
state Senate has on its calendar a
favorably reported bill to permit the
Bale of 3.2 per cent beer.
The bill, fathered by Senator W.
R. Francis, Haywood county, was
given a 10 to 3 favorable report by
Senate judiciary committee No. 1
late yesterday at which wets and
drys presented arguments.
To Sing Here Sunday
Eighteen girls from the Methodist
Children’s Home, Winston-Salem,
will render a program at the Meth
odist church at Sparta next Sunday
evening at 7:30.
This is their first visit to Sparta
and the program will be well worth
hearing. Everybody is cordially in
vited to attend and it is hoped that
a good crowd will he present to wel
come these young folks.
Duncan Building Is
Construction of the Duncan build
ing is rapidly nearing completion and
if favorable weather continues for
thfe work, the builders hope to have
the store ready to be occupied by
April 15th. The new building will
be occupied by Cash and Carry
Grocery Store and Irwin Bros. Bar
News Is Received of
Death Mrs. Anderson
News has been received here of
the death of Mrs. Laura Anderson
at her home in Bluefield, W. Va,'
Mrs. Anderson was well known in
this community. She was a cousin
of the Doughton family and has
made extended visits here. She
spent several months with Mrs. T
J. Carson last summer.
Secretary of Treasury Inspects New Money
Treasury Secretary, William H. Woodin an<l Assistant-Secretary,
James H. Douglas, visited the Bureau of Kngraving; at Washington to in
i' spect the new currency being printed by the order of President Roosevelt
| to relieve the financial strain and place more money in circulation,
NEGRO BOUND OVER
TO SUPERIOR COURT
Murderer of Elkin Man
Given Hearing In
Elkin, March 29. — (Special) —
Expressing fear that recorder’s
courtroom, located on the third
floor of the Elkin National Bank
building would not safely hold the
dense crowd which jammed into it
to witness the preliminary hearing
scheduled for J. T. Dowell, Negro
slayer of Walter Sale, Elkin white
man, and also not entirely easy in
their minds that no trouble would
occur, local authorities Monday
morning transferred hearing of the
Negro to the Dobson courthouse af
, ter the prisoner had been brought
here for trial.
Dowell was remanded to jail
when Judge Harry H. Barker, local
recorder, found probable cause as to
a charge of first degree, murder. He
was not allowed, privilege of bond.
When it was announced here that
the trial was to be held Monday
morning, spectators jammed the lo
cal courtroom to such an extent that
it was almost impossible for anyone
on the inside to get out or for any
one on the outside to get in. Due
to ■ the age of the building Judge
Barker feared that there was dan
ger of the floor giving away.
As a result the prisoner was
spirited from the room in custody
of Sheriff John D. Thompson on a
pretext of consulting with his law
yer in a ground floor office, and
carried to Dobson. The news that
the trial had been transferred was
not announced until the sheriff’s
party had been gone approximately
At the hearing in Dobson, C. H.
White, operator of the filling sta
tion at which the murder occurred,
testified that Dowell shot Sale while
the white man was attempting to
reach the Negro after words had
been passed over a request for
whisky on the part of Sale.
The only other witness to testify
for the state was Russell McKaugh
an, whose story was substantially
the same as that of White.
Following the trial, Judge Barker
told a Tribune reporter that rumors
of trouble in connection with the
trial of the Negro had been current
since the killing, stating that several
people had been to him and asked
the penalty for participating in a
John C. Wallace, Winston-Salem
lawyer, appeared as counsel for the
Methodist Church News
Sunday, April 1st, at 11 a. m.,
Palm Sunday will be observed at the
Methodist church. Come let us
think again of the triumphant entry
of our Saviour.
On the third Sunday in April, this
service will be followed up by an
The public has a cordial invitation
to hear the program of the Metho
dist Children’s Home Sunday even
ROBBER IS KIDDED
A. W. Brafford, about 34, of near
Fayetteville, was shot and fatally
^founded at Fayetteville early Mon
'da^during a gun battle with Chief
of PtaBce J. Ross Jones, a deputy
and a grocer after, Jones said, Braf
ford had broken into the grocer's
Will Erect Signs In All
Restricted Areas; Is
sue Building Permits
At a meeting of the Town Com
missioners last Thursday night, ordi
nances were passed to prohibit park-1
ing from the alley back of the court
house to the alley back of Warren
Hardware building on the west side
of the streets. Signs are being j
erected at points which will clearly
indicate the restricted areas. .No;
parking will be allowed in front of1
Smithev’s Store or Alleghany Motor 1
Sales on Main street.
Buiding permits were issued
Smithey’s Store and Reeves Variety
Store to e>'ect warehouses at the!
rear of each store.
Local Honor Roll
For Sixth Month
First grade: Charles Tompkins, j
Coy Chambers, Grace Murray, Anna i
Rose Reeves, Mary Ross, Jessie
Gwvn Woodruff, Billy Carrol Choate,
Theodore Cummings, Janies L. Hard-I
in, James D. McKnight, Ray Smith,
Jr., Jack Sexton, John Higgins, D. I
R. Gilliam and Clarence Bogen.
Second grade: Yiola Carpenter,
Claudine Edwards, Blanche Hendrix,
Virginia Gentry, Melba Hughes, Iris
Poole, Katherine McMillan, Ethel
Poole, Doris Richardson, Paul Ayers,
Wade Miles, Ted Reed, Arville Stur
gill, Dan Thompson, John Under
wood, Lewis Wagoner, Dale Evans
and Edison Joines.
Third grade: Anion Choate, Jim
my Atwood, Anion Edwards, R. C.
Mitchell, Flyod Sexton, Marie Bray, j
Wanda Choate, Francis Gilliam,
Louise Miles Margaret Sexton and
Fourth grade: Marjorie Halsey, j
Marjorie McMillan, Texie Hoppers,.
Evon Fender, Donese Russell, Lois
Mitchell Reeves, Edith Caudill, Nella !
Goodman, Vern Smith. Guy McCann,;
and Howard Honaker.
Fifth grade: Nora Woodruff,
Opal Greene, Retha Evans, Mary
Warren, Annie Mae Truitt, Maxine
Poole, Emoryetta Reeves, Bernice
Andrews, Vancine Choate, Elgin
Choate, Frank Osborne and Charles
Sixth grade: Alma York, Mary
Underwood and Virginia Joines.
Seventh grade: Stella Billings,
Julian Reeves and Ernest Edwards.
Eighth grade: Dwayne Irwin,
Grace York, Lorraine Reeves, Rose
Richardson, Susie Osborne, Imogene
Miles, Mary Bennett and Mary Cecil
Ninth grade: Ruby York, Virginia
Osborne, Jennie Hines, Leo Irwin
and Madeline Smith.
Eleventh grade: Charlie Irwin,
Carrye Hamm and Ethel Absher.
Glade Valley To Hold
Glade Valley is planning a big day
for next Sunday. Rev. John Jordan
Douglas has agreed to preach in the
afternoon at two-thirty and at two
p. m. Mr. A. T. Walker has been
invited to give a historical sketch.
All former students of Glade Val
ley are invited to return for home
coming day and the twentieth anni
versary on that day.
Services will be held at eleven
o’clock and also at 7:30. Come and
bring a basket.
Miss Susie Thomas Entertains
On last Wednesday evening Miss
Susie Thomas very graciously en
tertained the bridge club at her
home on Main street.
A delightful game of contract
was enjoyed at two tables, after
which the hostess served delicious
refreshments in two courses. Mrs.
Bryan Collins was awarded a lovely
prize for winning high score and
Miss Reba Doughton was presented
a beautiful souvenir as honor guest
of the delightful occasion.
Mrs. Higgins Entertains
On last Thursday evening Mrs. C.
W. Higgins entertained a number of
friends at bridge. A delightful
game was enjoyed at three tables,
at the end of which Mrs. George E.
Carson was awarded a handsome
crystal vase for ladies’ high score
prize and Floyd Crouse received a
hand-carved cigarette box for gen
tlemens’ high score. Beautiful
spring flowers were used through
out the living room and at the end
of the playing a delicious salad
course with accessories was served.
Those present were: Dr. and Mrs.
H. T. Smith, Independence, Va., Mr.
and Mrs. Tom James, Galax, Va.,
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Carson,
Sparta. Misses Reba Doughton, Eliz
abeth Lambert and Margaret
Cheek; Messrs. F. H. Jackson. Floyd
Crouse, Herbert Estep and George
Mrs. Russell Hostess at Missionary
Mrs. C. W. Russell was hostess at
one of the most enthusiastic mis
sionary meetings of the year Friday,
March 17th. The President, Mrs. J.
T. Inskeep, presided and had charge
of the devotionals and business.
It was voted to donate a box, con
sisting of bed linen, towels, canned
goods, etc., also two rockers to the
Laurel Springs parsonage which is
being rebuilt. The former one hav
ing been destroyed by fire, along
with all furnishings.
The chairman of the welfare com
mittee made a splendid report show
ing that a nice sum had been do
nated to help the poor and needy,
and also many visits had been made
to the sick and shut-ins.
The leader for the afternoon. Mrs.
White, had a very interesting pro
gram, after which the hostess served
a delightful plate to fifteen mem
The next meeting will be held at
the home of Mrs. Emerson Block,
and all members are asked to meet
at the home of Mrs. C. W. Higgins
at 2:30 so that conveyance may be
arranged for all.
Don’t forget the play given by the
Junior class in the high school audi
torium, Saturday evening, April 1,
at eight o’clock. “Adam and Eve”
is a high class royalty play, pub
lished by Eaddv and Eaddy, Play
makers, at Chapel Hill. N. C. It is
written by' the same author and is
similar in type to “Baby Steps tint”,
last year’s faculty play. You’ll be
convinced that it is an unusual pro
duction for the price of 10 and 20
Teddy Roosevelt onee said: “fio
to church on Sunday. You may not
hear an extra good sermon, but you
will hear one by a good man. who,
with a good wife, is striving daily
to make the world a better place for
you to live in.”
Frank N. Littlejohn. chief of
Charlotte detectives, Monday re
ceived a letter from Havana, Cuba,
police stating H. J. Gibson, former
Charlotte broker wanted on a charge
of embezzling' $2,000 from a Con
cord woman, had left Havana three
days after he had arrived there
TO OUST JEWS FROM OFFICES
Ousting of Jews from influential
positions in Germany will be con
tinued ‘‘until the house is cleansed”,
but not by means of a program. Dr.
Ernst Hanfstaengel, chief of foreign
press section of Chancellor Hitler’s
organization, said in a statement
SENATE ASKS OPINION
The State Senate Monday night
passed under suspended rules the
Waynick-MacLean resolution to ask
the'supreme court for an opinion on
the constitutionality of two bills to
provide for elections regarding a
convention on the Blaine amendment
to repeal the national prohibition
World’s First Typist
■ 111 riTN-ini
Mrs. C. L. Fortier, 79, of Mil
waukee, Wis. is the first and oldest
stenographer in the world. Her
father, C. 1*. Sholes, was the inven
tor of the typewriter. She assisted
him in bis early experiments
has never been without a typewriter
since 1866. She took part in the
60th anniversary of her father’s in
vention on March 28. She is -*:n
an expert typist
Carolina Makes Bid
Ml— Bonny Biinbridge of Ash
vtBe, N. C., has been selected to
vopreoeat that commonwealth in the
ematest for Grand Beauty Queen at
the Chicago World’s Fair in June.
Cash prixes of $5,000 and $3,000 go
to first and second places.
CONTENTS OF SAFE
With Exception of Mon
ey, Elkin Family Re
Elkin, March 39. J— (Special) —
With, the exception of the cash, a
fraternity pin, and approximately
$400 worth of building and loan |
stock, the entire contents of the
safe which was stolen, lock, stock
and barrel, front the home of Mr.
and Mrs. E. F. McNeer here the'
night of March 14, was returned in
as mysterious a manner as it was |
carried away, Friday night.
Mr. McNeer stated that the pa
pers and various articles of jewelry
which the safe contained, were evi
dently returned to his home between
the hours of seven and eight o'clock,
they having been found in a flour
sack upon the front porch.
Fresh earth upon the sack and
the dampness of its contents led
him to believe the loot had been
buried in the earth, he said. The
amount of money the safe contained,
and which was not returned was in
an amount between $100 and $300,
Mr. McNeer stated.
In Triangular Debate
Sparta will be represented in the
triangular debate this year by How
ard McCann and Pawnee Jordan on
the affirmative, and by Page Hig
gins and Johnson Sanders on the
negative. The query is, Resolved.
That North Carolina should adopt
the sales tax as a feature of its state
system of revenue. The debate for i
Sparta, Boone, Cove Creek trianglej
will be held Thursday night, March
30, at 8 o’clock. Sparta’s affirma-'
live team will debate Boone’s nega- J
tive team at Cove Creek. Sparta’s
negative team will debate Cove
Creek’s affirmative team at Boone.
Boone’s affirmative team will debate
Cove Creek’s negative at Sparta. The
public is invited to hear these two
schools debate this much discussed
question. It is hoped that the town
and community will give the visiting
teams a- good audience.
The Sparta boys will be accompa
nied to Boone and Cove Creek by
Messrs. Jackson and Estep.
Johnson Sanders will represent
Sparta high school In the annual
declamation contest at Lenoir Rhyne
College. Friday. March 31.
COl'RT ASKED TO OROIDE
A Batimore court was asked Fri
day to determine what share Libby
Holman Reynolds, ■ Broad way torch
■dnger, and her infant son, will have
in the fortune built up hv the late
R. J. Reynolds, and also the vali
dity of her maTriage to the late
REVISION IN PROSPECT
President Roosevelt's plan to en
list 250,000 men in a "civilian con
servation corps” apparently was
scheduled Friday night for extensive
revision by Congress after organized
labor had denounced it as "smacking
of fascism, Hitlerism and a form ot
TWO FIJERK KII.LED
Hurled to earth when their plane
went into a tail spin at 200 feet,
two army fliers were killed at Miami,
Fla.. Friday. Lieutenant Charles
Stouff. 24, of Throndale. Pa., and
Sergeant Gale W. Lestler. 30, of
Mitchell Field, N. Y., were the vic
tims, Stouff was the pilot.
SIGNS BANK BILL
Resources of the federal reserve
system Friday were made available
to non-member banks for loans dur
ing the period of emergency, follow
ing the signing of legislation for that
purpose by President Roosevelt.
MOUSE STOPS SHOW HERE
An inquisitive mouse, investigat
ing a transformer at the Lyric thea
tre here Tuesday afternoon during
the course of the show, not only
was electrocuted but caused a short
circuit that hatted the projection of
the picture until a trouble shooter
could find and correct the trouble.
ANTI-IE WISH SITUATION
The State department Sunday
night reported that an official inves
tigation of conditions in Germany
indicated that, “whereas there was
for a short time considerable mis
treatment of Jews, this phase may
be considered virtually terminated.”
MERGE CREDIT AGENCIES
President Roosevelt Sunday
drafted an exexecutive order for the
consolidation of the several govern
ment agricultural credit agencies as
the first step in his plan for a whole
sale federal reorganization.
DR VS MOBILIZE
The Woman’s Christian Temper
ance union began rallying iis forces
Sunday night for the “big drive" in
its war against repeal of prohibition.
Union leaders believe the beer legal
ization battle’ which they have just
lost was Only a skirmish.- The real
“war" they'bSlieve, is just begin
BKElt SELLER IN N. C.
The Goldsboro Nfews Argus said
Tuesday that “the beer bootlegger”
had arrived in Goldsboro. “Order
book in hand,” the paper s:i;d. “a
man from Maryland solicited heal
hu-iness men. He promised to de
liver kegs and cases two days after
tlie national law is effective."
» Horace Ware, 22-year-old-son of
Policeman Creel Ware, of Kings
Mountain, was almost instantly
killed a 1 tout 12:20 o'clock Sunday
morning when an ootomoldle (('Hi
ded with a trunk on th,e on I; K ts
of Castoiiia on the Kings Mountain,
CONGRESS SPEEDS UP
Congress hastened Monday toward
enactment of the first two steps ,n
President Roosevelt’s unemployment
relief program—work for 250,000
men in the nation’s forests, and
*500,000,000 for direct federal aio.
to the destitute.
Dr. C. P. Edwards, ear, eyer
nose and throat specialist of Ashe
ville, has gone to Baltimore for
treatment for hiccoughs after a 7
day seige with the malady.
BURNED BY GASOLINE
Joe Williams, gang foreman of the
state highway commission, was bad
ly burned near Lumberton when a
bucket of gasoline took fire and was
accidentally turned over on Wil
JAPAN RESIGNS FROM LEAGUE
The privy council at Tokyo Mon
day unanimously approved a com
munication to the League of Natrona
announcing Japan’s formal resigna
tion from the League.