Volume 8 _ SPARTA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. MARCH 30, 1933 _Number 46 State and Nation Oppose Daniels 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. Banker Dead 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 essary. 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 partment. 8-Months School 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 school fund.. 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 proval tomorrow. . 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. Winston-Salem Girls 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 Nearing Completion 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 ber ship. 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, j NEGRO BOUND OVER TO SUPERIOR COURT Murderer of Elkin Man Given Hearing In Dobson Monday 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 15 minutes. 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 lynching. John C. Wallace, Winston-Salem lawyer, appeared as counsel for the defense. 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 Easter service. The public has a cordial invitation to hear the program of the Metho dist Children’s Home Sunday even ing. 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 store. COUNCIL MAKES PARKING RULES 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 Lucille McKnight. 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 Dean Choate. 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 Higgins. 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 Anniversary Service 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. 6SOC? ETY.. Miss Susie Thomas Entertains Bridge <'Iub 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 Reeves. Mrs. Russell Hostess at Missionary Meeting 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 bers. 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. Sparta High School News 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 cents. Sunday 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.” EMBEZZLER GONE 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 March 17. 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 made Monday. 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 law. World’s First Typist v Wm ■ 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 3 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 RETURNED FRIDAY With Exception of Mon ey, Elkin Family Re covers Valuables 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. Sparta Represented 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. > OUTSTANDING NEWS EVENTS —of the— PAST WEEK 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 Smith Reynolds. 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 sovietism.” 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 CLEARING 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 ning. 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." YOUTH KILLED » 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, highway. 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. HICCOUGHER TREATED 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 liams. 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.