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The Alleghany Times
THE ALLEGHANY TIMES
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SPARTA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1933
State and Nation
Protest Sales Tax
Raleigh, April 11.—A storm oi
protest against enactment of a
sales tax reached the House today
In the form of numerous petitions
from a score of counties.
Representative Garibaldi, of
Mecklenburg, sent forward a pe
tition which he said bore 6,000
names, not one of which was that
of a merchant.
Douglass, of Wake, sent up an
other which he said was sub
scribed to by 4,000 citizens of
Raleigh and Wake county.
Fight For Bill
Washington, April 11.—Demo
cratic leaders in House and Sen
ate fought desperately today to
speed up legislation on President
Roosevelt’s farm relief program in
tune to benefit fanners plunting
Debate on the farm relief pro
gram and the rider which would
provide .¥2,000,000.000 for farm
mortgage refinancing dragged in
the Senate with other matters
coming up for consideration.
Shaw Makes Speech
New York, April 11.—George
Bernard Shaw, Great Britain's
white-whiskered dramatist and
wit, stood on the stage of the
Metropolitan Opera House to
night and accused the people of
the United States of being ignor
ant, stupid, dull, preposterous
and almost unthinkable. Then he
declared that in his belief, the
American people have the oppor
tunity of saving civilization.
Assails High Tariff
Washington, April 11.—The
presence of 13,000,000 unem
ployed in the United States while
American industry is protected by
the highest tariff in history was
cited by Secretary of State Hull
today as proof that trade barriers
do not safeguard prosperity.
To Tax Kilowatt
Raleigh, April 11.—The House
late tonight adopted the Ewing
amendment to the revenue bill
taxing electricity half a mill per
kilowatt hour. The vote was 58
to 26. Representative Randolph,
of Swain, announced that he
would move tomorrow that the
vote be reconsidered.
For 30-Hour Week
Washington, April 11.—Federal
legislation for a 30-hour working
week in industry appeared certain
tonight as an administration
indorsed the principle of the
Garden and Farm
Every family must have land in
cultivation to receive help.
The following telegram has been
received by the Supervisor of Relief
for Alleghany County. This tele
gram explains itself:
Chapel Hill, N. C., March 30, 1933.
John M. Cheek,
Discontinue all relief work by
April 8. Give all efforts to farm
program. Farm available and pre
pared absolute prerequisite for fur
ther aid. Positive needs shall be
provided for through direct relief.
Promotion of farm program purpose
of this order.
(Signed) W. Curtis Ezell,
By order of the above telegram no
person or family can receive work
or aid in any form unless the same
can show land for garden and for
crops in process of preparation and
planting. This order has been is
sued by the State Office of Relief
and the Director of Relief for Alle
ghany County is required to carry
out this order. The object of this
program is to aid every relief fam
ily to produce food and feed crops
for live stock sufficient for next
Methodist Church News
Easter services will be held at the
Sparta Methodist church Sunday at
11 o’clock. The subject will be:
'‘The Power of the Resurrection.”
Special music will be arranged for
Easter service will also be held at
Walnut Branch Sunday evening, tol
lowng the program by the Sunday
school. The program will begin at
1 p. m.
Easter Bunnies Right On Time
Easter bunnies will be right on time this year, as always. These two
maidens were slightly in doubt so they went out and around and about
and did they find bunnies, well yes! So now Sara Belle and Evelyn Tiff
any, maidens fair of footliglity fame, want all good little boys and girls to
know that they have the evidence and that Easter bunnies and all their
friends will be right on the. job on Blaster morning.
NEW HEAD ELECTED
AT MOUNTAIN PARK
Fulghum Assumes Post
And Finance Director
For a long time the head of Moun
tain Park Institute, J. H. Fulghum
has resigned in order to give his full
time to the financial affairs of the
new institution and has been suc
ceeded by Lucius Stacy Weaver, now
acting president of Rutherford Col
lege, as president for the next year.
At the meeting of the board of
trustees last week at which Mr.
Weaver was elected as president, the
board unanimously adopted a reso
lution thanking Mr. Fulghum for the
noteworthy work he has done in be
half of the .school for the past 10
years. It was announced that he
would maintain his relationship to
the institution as secretary-treasurer
and director of finances.
The new president was authorized
by the board to proceed with the em
ployment of a junior college faculty
and take other steps necessary to
make Mountain Park a junior col
Weaver is an A. B. grad
uate of Duke University and holds
the M. A. Degree from Columbia
University. He has been at Ruther
ford College for the past nine years.
He will begin his duties on June 1.
Begin Work Removing
The Courthouse Walls
Work was started Wednesday to
remove the old walls of the court
house preparatory to building the
new court house from the founda
It is generally understood that
work on the new building will be
gin as soon as the old walls are
| torn away, which will be done at
the expense of the county.
Mr. O. F. Fowler, of Fowler-Jones
i Construction company, is in charge
of the work.
House Honors Mrs.
* Rebecca Doughton
The House adjourned last Thurs
day in Raleigh in honor of a distin
She is Mrs. Rebecca Doughton,
mother of Representative R. A.
Doughton, dean of the North Caro
ina General Assembly, and of Con
gresman R. L. Doughton, chairman
of the Congressional Ways and
Means Committee. Representative
Doughton is chairman of the House
Finance Committe. Mrs. Doughton
was 94 last July.
In making the motion that the
House thus honor the mother of the
two distinguished statesmen. Repre
sentative R. O. Everett remarked
that her’s is an honor unique in the
history of the nation—to be the
mother of heads of the important
Finance Committees in the State and
Nation at the same time.
London newspapers bestowed
warm praise on President Roosevelt
Tuesday for the vigor and directness
with which he is handling prelimi
naries for the London world econom
HOLD FUNERAL FOR
MRS. JENNIE REEVES
Alleghany Woman Falls
Victim to Pneumonia
The community was saddened
last Thursday by the death of Mrs.
Jennie Reeves, who died at her home
near Stratford, following an attack
The was 75 years old and had
been living in the county for a long
time. She had a host of .friends.
She was a kind neighbor, a faithfuT
member of the church and loved by
all who knew her.
She leaves two brothers, Lon Mc
Millan and S. McMillan and one sis
ter, Mrs. Z. L. Osborne, besides a
wide circle of relatives.
The funeral was directed by the
Sturdivant Brothers of Sparta, and
the services conducted from the
home by Elder Ed Davis, in the pres
ence of a large congregation. The
remains were laid to rest in the
family cemetery beside her husband
who preceeded her about nine years
The pallbearers were her nephews,
W. F. Osborne, A. W. Choate, George
Edwards, Gale McMillan, French
McMillan and Mr. Caudill.
The flower girls were her neices,
Mattie Doughton, Mariennice Os
borne, Mrs. Josephine Brinkley, Van
cine Choate, Miss McMillan and Miss
The out-of-town relatives present
were George Edwards, of Wihston
Salem; Mrs. N. B. Doughton and
Mattie Doughton, of Guilford Col
lege; Dr. and Mrs. Edwards, of
Glade Valley News
Rev. C. W. Ervin and E. B. Eld
ridge attended the meeting of Wins
ton-Salem Presbytery, which conven
ed in Winston-Salem First Presby
terian church Tuesday and Wednes
During the afternoon session on
Tuesday Glenn Tolliver and Mr. Eld
ridge gave talks in interest of Glade
Valley High School.
H. J. Wombeldorf, of Franklin, W.
Va., was a week-end vistor of the
school. Mr. Wombeldorf will be
remembered as a former principal
of the school. He is now serving a
mission field in West Virginia.
The Glade Valley high school com
mencement will be held on April 22
through the 24. The musical reci
tal will be given Saturday night,
Apri^ 22nd. The commencement
sermoti on Sunday morning, April
23, wfil be delivered by Rev. R. L.
Berry.Ipastor of Flat Rock Presby
terian church, Mt. Airy. The grad
uating exercises will be Monday
morning, which will be followed by
the Literary address by Rev. J. Jor
dan Douglass, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, Newton.
The closing exercise will be Mon
day night with the senior play.
TAKES WAGE CUT
President Roosevelt is taking the
regular 15 per cent cut in pay he
decreed for other government work
ers, but he has made his own re
duced salary effective as of March 3
rather than April 1.
COURT TO CONVENE
HERE ON MAY 8TH
Session Will Be Held In
High School Building
The Spring term of Superior court
will convene in Sparta on Monday,
May 8th, with Judge Hoyle Sink,
Ordinarily the spring term is held
j in Alleghany beginning on the first
Monday in May, but this time it
will be the second Monday.
Court will be held at the Sparta
high school building.
The jury drawn for this term is
I as follows:
j Cherry Lane Township: Leff Dun
can, John Holbrook, A. A. Ayers,
John T. Choate, A. B. Gentry, Y. L.
Cranberry Township: John Pugh,
Hort Miller, Tom Bowers.
Glade Creek Township: E. H.
Smith, Glenn Killen, A. R. Murphey,
Carley Murphey, J. T. Cox.
Gap Civil Township: C. C. Wag
oner, J. A. MeCoin, K. G. Jarvis,
Robert Edwards, Joe Absher, C. W.
Edwards, Ed Williams.
Prathers Creek Township: Mack
Mabe, Emmett Evans, Royall Joines,
Kelly Williams, J. E. Irwin, John
Piney Creek Township: R. E.
Black, Ray Halsey, A. M. Ruther
ford, Everett Wyatt, Blake Homp
Whitehead Township: Jim Brown,
F. M. Joines, W. L. Edwards.
•Support N. C. Practices
! The use of dolomite or dolmitic
limestone in complete fertilizers as
advocated in North Carolina for the
past two or three years by leading
farmers has found support by the
findings of investigators connected
with the Bureau of Chemistry and
Soils of the United States Depart
I ment of Agriculture.
In a recent release, the depart
! ment cites results secured by K. C.
1‘Beeson and Dr. Win. H. Ross in
which they say, “Dolomite or dolomi
tic limestone, added to complete fer
j tilizers, which contain ammonium
compounds will prevent them from
increasing soil acidity.”
“For many years,” says the fed
i eral statement, "the mixed fertilizers
! of this country contained approxi
' mately equal proportions of Chilean
nitrate of soda and sulfate of am
! monia. Such mixtures were not acid
I forming. The new developments
I that have recently taken place in fix
j ing the nitrogen of the air have
i changed the situation. Many of the
! complete fertilizers now sold in this
country are therefore acid-forming
in their influence on the soil. If the
use of such fertilizers is to continue,
a serious decrease in the crop-pro
ducing capacity of the soils of the
I United States is likely to result.”
The item that goes on to recom
mend the use of suitable applica
tions of limestone and says that the
dolomitic kind does not cause a loss
of plant food when mixed with com
plete fertilizers as do ordinary lime
stones. Then too, the use of the
dolomitic limestone in the fertilizer
| allows the use of a small amount at
i a time thus doing away with the
! danger of over-liming certain crops.
! Farmers of North Carolina have
■ been following the practice of re
i questing fertilizer companies to use
this kind of limestone in their mix
tures and thus do away with worth
less sand as well as add additional
value to the plant food mixture.
Property Worth $467
Recovered By Lentz
A report of - Department C, state
highway patrol, for the month of
March shows quite a bit of activity
on the part of Corporal W. B. Lentz,
The report shows that Corporal
Lentz made 10 arrests which resulted
in fines amounting to $5 and court
costs amounting to $50. A total of
30 months in sentences were also
handed out to offenders arrested by
the local patrolman.
The report also shows that proper
ty valued at $467.70 was recovered
by Mr. Lentz.
Sparta High School
Baccalaureate sermon Sunday
morning, April 30, at 11 o’clock.
Class night, Thursday evening
May 4, at eight o’clock.
Graduating exercises, Friday even
ing, May 5, at eight o’clock.
Declamation, Recitation contest
Saturday morning, April 6, at 10
Senior play _8atnrday eveping
May 6, at eight o’clock.
Libby and Son
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Libby Holman, famous Broadway
torch singer and wife of Smith Rey
nolds who was mysteriously shot be
fore the birth of her son, permitted
this first photo to ins taken Of the
infant who now weighs 7 pounds.
Weighing less than 3 pounds at
birth the child was kept in a baby
Honor Birthday of
Of Mrs. H. G. Billings
About 12S friends and relativesJ
of Mrs. H. G. Billings gathered at
her home at Han.es last Sunday and
set a surprise birthday dinner in her
Some of her relatives made plans
to have her away from home until
all the crowd gathered and had the
table set ready for her surprise.
A long table was prepared and
, loaded to capacity with good things
to eat. prepared by those enjoying
After the sumptuous meal, the re
mainder of the afternoon was occu
pied by a get-acquainted meeting and
: social hour.
i Those attending from Alleghany
were Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Richardson
j and daughters. Misses Maude and
Ruby, Mrs. William Cleary and
daughter. Miss Boyd, Mr. Isom Rey
: nolds and Mr. and Mrs. Frank At
1 wood and children.
Mr. and Mrs. Billings left Alle
1 ghany about ten years ago to make
! their home at Hanes.
I _ .
Timely Farm Questions
Answered At N. C. State
! Question: How much grain should
be fed laying hens and what part
. should be fed in the morning?
Answer: Under ordinary condi
tions a flock of 100 hens will con
sume from ten to twelve pounds of
I grain a day. Smaller or larger
flocks should be fed in proportion.
In poultry feeding, the main object
is to insure the hen a full crop be
fore she goes to roost and for that
reason one pound of grain is suffi
cient for morning feeding with the
remainder of the grain fed late in
' the afternoon.
Question: Does common dogwood
timber have any commercial value?
Answer: Wherever cotton, silk,
or wool is manufactured, timber
from dogwood trees is used for shut
tles. This timber has the combined
^properties of toughness, hardness.
fineness of texture, and smoothness.
I so necessary in the production of
1 other wood. Dogwood is also being
largely used in the manufacture 'of
bobbins, spool heads, small handies,
brush backs, turnpins, mallets, and
Question: What kind of fertilizer
should be used under cantaloupes?
Answer: The 8-4-6 mixture as
recommended for tobacco is an ex
cellent fertilizer for cantaloupes.
Best results, however, are obtained
from a combination of well-rotted
manure and fertilizer. About four
tons of manure and 800 to 1,000
pounds of fertilizer should be ap
1 plied to the acre. All fertilizer ele
j ments should come from high grade
sources as cantaloupes are easily
injured by low grade materials. On
poor or sandy soils a side dressing
'of 100 to 150 pounds of nitrate of
1 soda or its equivalent should be
I applied when the vines begin to run.
| Interesting Program
A most interesting program was
! rendered on Tuesday evening, April
1 11th in the auditorium of Daven
port college, the occasion being the
graduating recital in piano of Miss
Annie Marie Choate. Miss Choate
admirably sustained her reputation
as a skillful and gifted pianist. The
recital was generally conceded to
have been one of the best ever given
at Davenport college.
•10 RUHR TAX
Lincolnton aldermen have passed
an ordinance fixing the license tai
for selling boor at $1*.
MOFFETT’S BODY RECOVERED
Recovery of the body of Rear Ad
miral William A. Moffett, chief of
the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics, who
was lost with the airship Akron, was
reported to naval headquarters at
New York Monday.
MAY BRING GOOD NEWS
Strong likelihood that Former
Premier Edouard Herriott would an
nounce France’s intention of meet
ing her defaulted war debt payment
immediately upon his arrival in
Washington to confer with President
Roosevelt, was foreseen in authori
tive quarters Monday.
President Roosevelt's vast Tennes
see Valley development pi eject was
set for launching in Congress Mon
day, with the reading of a special
message outlining his plan for put
ting thousands of jobless to work.
SHERIFF HEED FOR KIDDING
Charged with the fatal shooting
of Mrs. Ida M. Broom during a dif
ficulty at her home at Winnsboro,
S. C., Sheriff R. A. Feaster, of Fair
field county, was in jail Monday
awaiting the outcome of efforts to
arrange bond for his release.
TOT KIDDED BY TRAIN
Eight-year-old Herndon Johnson
was killed Sunday night at Greens
boro when he was struck by a
Southern Railway engine while play
ing on the tracks near his home.
PLAN FOR EASTER SERVICE
Three hundred musicians have
been organized by B. J. Plhol, Wins
ton-Salem band leader, to play for
the annual sunrise service of the
Moravian church there Easter morn
ing. The bands will begin playing
at 2 a. m. Easter day and will cover
every section of the city before con
gregating at Home Moravian church
for the service in "God’s Acre,"
Moravian burying ground.
(GOVERNOR IN NO Rl'SH
Gov. J. C. B. Ehringhdus tonight
reiterated he would wait until the
general assembly adjourns before
deciding on any of the several ap
pointments to be made by his ad
A truck load of wreckage from
the U. S. Akron and the non-rigid
airship J-3, reached the naval air
station at Lakehufst Monday after
noon shortly after the naval board
of inquiry, convened ' to investigate
the crashing of the Akron, adjourned
for the day.
3 BANKERS GO TO PRISON
After deliberating since late Sat
urday, a jury Monday convicted
three former officials of the closed
Cherokee bank, of Murphy, of vio
lating state banking laws and Judge
John H. Clement, of vVinston-Salem,
sentenced each to prison.
MOVES TAX BOOKS
Julius Hall, Jr., and Crawford!
Hurt, tax listers for Elkin township,
have taken quarters in the office of
Harris-Burgiss Electric company on
Main street. Movement of the tax
list books from the city tax office
was made Monday. The new quar
ters will be more convenient for the
tax listing public, Mr. Hall said.
The body of William Edgar Ed
wards, 41, steel worker, who was
drowned November 19 in the French
Broad river near Asheville, was re
covered Saturday within 300 yards
of where he went down.
SET TRIAL. FOR APRIL 18
A verdict of second-degree murder
will be asked against Mrs. Roy L.
Peterman in connection with the
shooting of her husband, vice-presi
dent of the Southern Public Utili
ties company, at their Charlotte
home about two months ago, it was
PLANS PUBLICITY DRIVE
The French government has or
ganized an amazing program to
flood the United States with pro
French propaganda, utilizing promi
nent press services, newspapers,
magazines, public speakers and the
radio to accomplish its purpose.
WORK ON POSTAL DEFICIT
A drive to convert the customary
deficit in the postoffice department
into a surplus—lifting from Con
gress the need of reaching into its
pocket each year for an appropria
tion—is underway in a series of con
ferences between administration