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Sparta, N. C.
D. C. SHORES, Editor
Get the Garden Ready
A good garden is half the battle
for the average family and when it
is properly managed it will almost
eliminate the necessity of buying
There are families in the county
who do not realize the value of a
good garden and since the shortage
of labor and money has been preva
lent, have been forced to call on the
Red Cross fund for support.
There is positively no excuse for
any family not having a garden and
making enough to store away for
the winter as well as a summer s
supply of vegetables.
Every man or woman who knows
of a family in their neighborhood
who does not have a garden should
have enough interest in that family
to help them get a place to make a
good garden this year. It would
not only give the family without the
garden an opportunity to make their
own support, but would help check
the demand on the relief funds and
the necessity of the neighbors help
ing along this particular line.
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use the tactics of the squirrel who
lays away his winter supply while
it is to be gotten, so that when win
ter winds blow, the .cellar will have
an abundant supply.
Now is the time to get the garden
ready and sufficient fertilizer can be
gotten for use in that garden.
Instead of encouraging a dole fund
in the county, we should use every
effort to have those who really need
help be self-supporting in so far as
possible, ttyen add the necessary
things when it is impossible for them
to get it otherwise. To do this we
must help our neighbor to have a
chance to make something for him
self and making a good garden will
prove one of the most essential
things we can do.
Advise Now Or Never
There appears to be quite a good
deal of dissension among the people
of the county about the use of the
old walls of the court house in the
construction of the new. This feel
ing has been shown since the first
advise by the archtect who was
hired and paid $450.00, to furnish
the plans arid advise as to the
strength and durability of the old
A petitidh was circulated in Spar
ta last Monday and practically ev
ery one who- was asked to sign it,
against the use of the walls, was
ready' and willing. This naturally
was brought to the attention of the
Board of Commissioners and it is
their desireto please the people in
this particular respect, however it is
a part of the contract with the coun
ty and the architect that if any part
of the plans are not complied with,
then all responsibility ceases so far
as the architect is concerned.
If the walls from the foundation
are built, it will cost the county ap
proximately SI,000 more, but the
attitude of those who have expressed
their feelings is that it probably
would pay.
.Every interested taxpayer should
make a special effort to assist the
Commissioners in this matter in do
ing the things that would be best
and most satisfactory with the least
expense and it is suggested that they
see the commissioners this week and
give their ideas, representing as
many of the taxpayers as possible.
It is evident that the Board is
ready to do the best and the cheap
est thing possible and that is all the
more reason why everyone should
take enough interest to advise them
for the best interest of the public.
The time for this advice is draw
ing to a close and if a change in the
plans is to be made it must be done
immediately or the original plans
will be carried out as set out by the
Sparta High School To
Stage Music Recital
On Friday evening, April 14, at
8:00 o’clock, the music class of the
Sparta high school will give their
annual recital. A most unique pro
gram has been arranged featuring
Mother Goose and her universal
troupe of players. Mary Cecil Hig
gins plays the role of Mother Goose
while Charles Dean Choate as Sim
ple Simon’, the jolly pieman, serves
as announc'er.
This unusual program is further
enhanced by selections played by the
Toy Band which has recently been
The public is cordially invited to
attend the program. There will be
no admission charge.
Babe Ruth says he’ll retire before
taking a $50,000 salary. Most men
do.—Arkansas Gazette.
Rules Court for *33
Miss Sybil Stumph of Jacksonville,
Fla., was voted Queen of Basket
bailers for 1933 at the A.A.TJ. na
tional tourney at Wichita, Kaa. . , ,
300 girls competed.
Bowls 300 In A.B.C
Jack Kara ten, TT.8. Army, star
tinned at Ft. Sheridan, IIL, turned in
a perfect * ‘ 300 ’ ’ score in the AJB.C.
bowling congress and will receive a
gold medal. Karaten’s record haa
been equalled only twice in the hia;
tory of A.B.C. tourneys.
Agricultural Notes
The following article was written
by Swanson Richardson, Senior in
Cattle Seth and Method of Control
And {Eradication
The cattle scab is commonly
known as ‘scab,’ ‘mange’, or ‘itch’.
Cattle scab is a contagious skin di
sease affecting cattle of all classes
and ages. The greatest injury oc
curs among cattle of weak vitality.
The scab causes shrinkage in weight,
unthrifty condition, functional dis
turbance, low vitality, and increased
death rate, all results in serious fi
nancial loss.
In the western part ot the U. s.
where cattle graze on the open
ranges, the losses caused by common
scab have been a serious drawback
to the industry, but through the
co-operative work of the Bureau of
Animal Industry and officials of the
state concerned, the disease has been
greatly reduced and brought under
control, where it occurred very fre
Causes of Common Scab
The psoroptic mites which cause
common scab live in groups or col
onies on the surface of the skin, and
the leisons caused by them spread
in all directions from the spot first
affected. The mites are small yel
low or white colored parasites,
known technically as psoroptes equi
bovis or more often as psoroptes
communis bovis. The female when
full grown measures 1-40 of an inch
and the male about 1-50 inch in
length. They are visible to the na
ked eye. The general form of the
body is oval or egg shaped and the
tapering head is longer than broad.
These mites have four pairs of legs
all of which extend beyond the mar
gin of the body.
The entire life cycle is passed on
the body of the host animal. Each
female may deposit from 15 to 24
eggs, which hatch after 3 or 4 days
incubation. The young mites reach
maturity, mate and the female de
posits eggs in from 10 to 12 days.
Symptoms of Common Scab
The mites which cause common
scab may attack any part of the body
covered thick with hair, but first
leisons usually occur on the withers,
on top of neck just in front of with
ers or around root of tail. From
these points it spreads over the en
tire body unless it is checked.
Contagiousness of Common Scab
The common cattle scab is not
transmissible to other species of an
imals. It is contagious to all classes
of cattle and is transmitted by di
rect contact with animals or objects |
that are carriers of the mites. The j
disease spreads more rapidly among i
closely confined cattle than those on I
the open range. Visible lesions of.
scab may develop iri from 15 to 45
days exposure, sometimes it may be
for a longer period.
Treatment of Common Scab
Cattle scab can be eradicated by
dipping, or spraying, but dipping is
the better method of treatment.
Lime sulphur dips, nicotine dips and
crude petroleum dips are efficient.
It is- advisable to clean and dis
infect all infected sheds, barns and
yards before using them after cat
tle have been treated. Some exter
nal applications wiiich will kill the
parasites without injury to the ani
mal. The dipping commonly used
and permitted by the Bureau o^Ani
mal Industry for use in the official
dipping of calle are lime sulphur
and nicotin solution.
Two dippings from 10 to 14 days
apart in one of the dips can usually
be depended upon to cure cases of
common scab. Internal remedies,
such as sulphur and salt. etc,, have
not proven successful and should not
be depended upon.
— The —
(By John Joseph Gaines, M. D.)
Here is a disease of the winter
months, Pleurisy, usually resulting
i from exposure to violent cold. It
should not be mistaken for pneu
monia, so, you better have the doc
tor and be sure you are right.
Pleurisy announces itself by
PAIN. Not necessarily much fever,
unless it begins with a pronounced
chill. Remember—pleurisy is out
side of the lung: pneumonia inside,
The pleura is a tough, smooth mem
brance that lines the chest-wall—
and also covers the body of the
lung. If the memb.ane is normal,
it will glide over its neighboring
surfaces without sensation: in
flamed. it at once becomes very
painful. A cough, if any, is excru
ciating—it hurts to take a full
breath—hurts at the point inflamed.
If the spot remains sore long enough
adhesions may form, which starts
a very chronic condition, hard to
i nave many times taiten out irom
three to twelve pints of dropsical
fluid from an old case of neglected
pleurisy—“pleurisy with effusion.”
It should never be permitted to get
that far.
Your duty when attacked is, to
go to bed, or, at least stay in the
house where the air is dry and
warm. Get up a sweat as quickly
as possible. See that the bowel is
“open”. Get the blood to the sur
face and keep it there—it is possible
only in warm atmosphere. Pneu
monia may be mistaken for pleurisy
—a dangerous mistake. See your
doctor, and take no chances. Simple
pleurisy is not dangerous if prompt
ly attended to; pneumonia may be
deadly if neglected.
The real name of pleurisy is
“pleuritis." But I am inclined to
use plain, understandable language
for my readers. I hope this short
sketch concerning a common com
plaint, may do good somewhere.
In winter weather I see many peo
ple, old and yourtg, making hurried
little trips without sufficient protec
tion against cold. A housewife will
drop her kitchen things, and rush
down to the bakery for something
needed for dinner: she hasn’t time
to put on a wrap—and, it’s only a
short space—three blocks. So she
whizzes out bareheaded, and with
short sleeves used for farm house
wear. She may have been perspir
ing just the least bit—but that’s
nothing; she has done the same thing
a thousand times.
But—sue encounters a Keen nortn
east wind—just a little damp as she
turns the corner back: it produces
a shiver up and down the spine. She
hurries in with her purchase—does
not perspire any more that day. The
deed has been done.
At bedtime she notices a slight
sore throat, with a tickling short,
dry cough. Unless she sets in to
work to break it up. she may have it
hang on for a week! All because
of that hasty trip to the bakery,
without proper protection.
This letter is to tell you some lit
tle things worth while. You must
throw on a wrap when going out in
to sharp cold, no matter how short
the trip contemplated. This applies
to men as well as to women and
children. Keep the surface of the
body warm—that’s the law of safe
I know we used to “tear around”
with imunity, but we can’t do it
Having Qualified as administrator
of the estate of J. T. Lynch, 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 notfied to
make immediate settlement.
This March 7, 1933.
4-13 Administrator,
Joo Big for Her?—Who Said So?;
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now” We have hotter houses and
thinner clothing- than we once pro
vided. We are not pioneer settlers
any more, and hardened to the cli
mate. Careful attention to the sim
ple advice here may prevent a ser
ious illness; I hope so.
Under and by virtue of the power
contained In a certain Deed of Trust,
executed by Cleo McMillan to D. C.
Duncan, dated the 18th day of
March, 1931, and duly recorded in
Book 16, page 165, in the office of
FOR SALE—Pair of heavy mules.
Work anywhere. Good condition.
Will sell at a bargain. John
Choate, Sparta, N. C.
Sewing Prices Reduced. Compare
work and prices before having
your sewing done. Mrs. R. M.
Osborne, Sparta, N. C.
Attention Mr* Farmer and Poultry
Raiser! Now is the time to get
your baby chicks. We are hatch
ing 5,000 per week. For the next
ten days we are booking orders
at $8.00 per 100 for blood-tested
State Accredited big healthy liva
ble chicks guaranteed to live and
grow. We also handle a full line
of Purina Poultry feed and have
the best display of brooder and
henhouse furniture ever displayed
in this section of the state. We
have recently installed a Mam
moth All-Electric Buckeye Incu
bator for custom hatching. Bring
uj$ your eggs and we will hatch
them for you at 2c per egg for
full tray of 120 eggs. Phillips
Building , Tenth street. Wilkes
Hatchery, North Wilkesboro, N.
The Home of Good Pictures
‘From Broadway to
Serial-Comedy—Adm 10c-30c
NEXT WEEK—Three Days,
Mon., Tues., Wed.
The big picture of the year—
Also News-Cartoon
Matinee 10c-30c
Night 10c-40c
Thurs.—One day only—
“Madam Butterfly”
Also News — Cartoon
Admission Only 10c
the Register of Deeds of Alleghany |
county. North Carolina and there
having been a default in the payment
on the indebtedness secured by the
said Deed of Trust and at the re
quest of the holder of the evidence
of indebtedness, the undersigned
Trustee will sell for cash at ■ the
Courthouse door in Sparta, North
Carolina, at 12 o’clock noon, on the
28th day of April, 1933, the follow
ing described property:
Bounded by the lands ot Charlie
Edwards, Bud Edwards, Mack Jones
and others, containing 45 acres
more or less. This land is known as
the R. A. Doughton land and a part
of the Alex McMillan land in Prath
ers Creek Township. Reference is
hereby made to a deed recorded in
Book 38, page 315 in the Register
of Deeds office. Alleghany county,
North Carolina, for a full and com
plete description of this tract of
This March 27, 1933,
4-20 Trustee.
The Edwards Transportation Bus
will leave West Jefferson via Sparta
for Bel Air, Md„ on April 5th, at
7 o’clock a. m. Fare $8 one way;
$14 round trip. For information
write: W. Bert Edwards, Darling
ton, Md.
Ambulance Service Day or
Phone No. 22
Make your wife stand over a hot cook stove when you can
eat as cheap at -
We will serve 5c and 10c sandwiches from clean, whole
some, fresh materials.
1 1930 Ford Pickup_-— - —-$175.00
1 1931 Ford Pickup............-.$225.00
1 1929 Ford Pickup----— --- $125.00
1 1930 Ford Coupe. .. —— -----——-—- $225.00
1 1929 Ford Touring...—-----$125.00
1 1929 Ford Roadster -——--————$125.00
1 Whippet Coupe ---———-——-—..$30.00
Sparta, N. C.
We carry a complete line of dry goods,
notions, grass seed, plow repairs and feed
We specialize in giving the farmers the
highest market price for all produce.
Get our prices before buying.
Car load of Burnt Lime received this
week. See us for lowest prices.
J. A. Osborne, Prop. Sparta, N. C.

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