Independent politically; fair and square to one and all, this, news paper Is dedicated to progress of Alleghany County The Alleghany Times THE ALLEGHANY TIMES $1.50 A Year Strictly In Advance Volume 8 SPARTA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1933 Number 48 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 spring crops. 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 spokesman—Secretary Perkins indorsed the principle of the senate bill. Garden and Farm Program Required 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, District Supervisor. 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 year’s use. 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 this service. 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 i 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 of Secretary-Treasurer 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. lege. , President 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 tion. 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 guished woman. 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. PRAISE ROOSEVELT 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 ic conference. HOLD FUNERAL FOR MRS. JENNIE REEVES Alleghany Woman Falls Victim to Pneumonia Attack The community was saddened last Thursday by the death of Mrs. Jennie Reeves, who died at her home near Stratford, following an attack of pneumonia. 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 ago. 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 Caudill. 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 Bristol, Va. 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 day. 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 Before Sink The Spring term of Superior court will convene in Sparta on Monday, May 8th, with Judge Hoyle Sink, presiding. 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. Cooper. 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 i Richardson. Piney Creek Township: R. E. Black, Ray Halsey, A. M. Ruther ford, Everett Wyatt, Blake Homp ton. Whitehead Township: Jim Brown, F. M. Joines, W. L. Edwards. Federal Findings •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, stationed here. 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 Commencement 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 o'clock. Senior play _8atnrday eveping May 6, at eight o’clock. Libby and Son X • -V 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 incubator. 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 honor. 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 the event. 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 wood pulleys. 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*. OUTSTANDING NEWS EVENTS —of the?— PAST WEEK 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. REACHES CONGRESS 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 ministration. WRECKAGE FOUND 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. RECOVER BODY 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 announced Monday. 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 chieftains.