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D. C. SHORES, Editor
An Old Lady In Laurel
Yesterday the Legislature ad
journed in honor of an old lady in
Laurel Springs. She was 94 years
old, which was in itself an achieve
ment, but her reason for being
proud was more fundamental than
The lady was Mrs. Rebecca Dough
ton. One of her sons, Congressman
R. L. Doughton. as head of the pow
erful Ways and Means Committee of
the United States House of Repre
sentatives was in Washington labor
ing with the shaping of the fiscal
policies of the nation upon, which
depend President Roosevelt’s plans
for reconstruction. The other, Rep
resentative R. A. Doughton. was in
Raleigh, where as head of the im
portant Finance Committee of the
North Carolina House of Represen
tatives, he was busy with the fi
nancial future of North Carolina.
Few ladies live so long as Mrs.
Doughton, and fewer still live to see
her sons attain such success as Mrs.
Doughton’s sons have attained. More
remarkable than that, it is unlikely
that any mother ever saw her two
sons bearing at the same time the
responsibilities for shaping the fi
nances of their State and their na
The adjournment yesterday by the
House in honor of Mrs. Doughton
was a proper token of respect for the
mother of flesh and blood and em
phasized the pride which the Statd
as a mother shares in the Doughton
boys with the old lady in Laurel
Springs.—News and Observer.
It was said far and wide during
recent weeks that the best sign of
the hour was upping public confi
dence. Now we find evidences of
recovery beginning to appear in the
TfEe indext of wholesale prices,
which has been declining steadily
for months, recently made its first
sustained rise. Farm products have
shown an improved trend. An up
turn in car loadings has appeared.
There is a substantial increased de
mand for many household appli
ances. Indications toward the end
of March were that commercial fail
ures would be the lowest for seven
or eight years.
Everyone is agreed that recovery
will be gradual and most are like
wise agreed that it will be steady
until things become stabilize^. and
that there need be no fear of im
portant recessions. New money is
appearing due largely to the war on
hoarding and it is providing jobs and
Personally we cannot understand
the attitude of certaili Senators
throwing monkey wrenches in the
machinery in an effort to retard the
It would be our policy to co-oper
ate with the movement, even though
it was conducted in such a way that
we did not approve.
We are at a loss to understand
the attitude of Senator Long. of
Louisiana, who appears to be ready '
to break ranks from practically all
Democratic Senators in their whole
hearted support of the way President
Roosevelt has planned to bring back
normal times to the United States.
If publicity is what he is after,
then he certainly is geting his just
Gardens Being Planted
As Relief Measure
The planting of gardens by indi
viduals and by municipalities and
industrial plants, as a relief measure
is proceeding at a rapid rate in j
Nortli Carolina. Charles A. Shef-;
field, assistant extension director at
State College, and agricultural di
rector for the Governor's relief of
fice, states that approximately 130,
000 relief families in the State will
grow the subsistence gardens this
spring and that more than 50 cities
and towns are planting community
“There are families living in
towns and cities where the individ
ual garden cannot be had and for
these folk, community farm gardens
cultivated as a unit and ranging in
size from 5 to 3 00 acres are being
planted,” Sheffield says. “This, type
of garden operates as a work relief
project and will produce a large sup-,
ply of foods that may be conserved
for fall and winter distribution to
needy families.” , . ■ ; i j,
The agricultural extension service
of State College is co-op,eating with
the Governor’s relief office in the
work. Most counties hare welfare
officers who are directors of relief
and some counties hare both the
welfare organization as well as the <
relief organization. All these agen- c
cies are being used in developing the
garden idea. Standard garden seed
packages are being distributed to
families needing relief and 130,000'
copies of a garden calendar have
been printed for distribution.
Mr. Sheffield says the work is be
ing efficiently organized throughout
the State and that the relief offi
cials are getting excellent co-opera
tion. The plan offers a program of
self-help for the unemployed and
will mean a large financial saving to
the tax-payers. It also means escape
from the dole s'ysfem and the retain
ing of self-respect by those tempor
arily out of work.
FOURTH CLASS POSTMASTER
Receipt of application to close
April 21, 1933.
The date for assembling of compe
titors will be stated in the admission
cards which will be mailed to ap
plicants after the close of receipt of j
The United Stages Civil Service
Commission has announced an ex
amination. as a result of which it is
expected to make certification to fill
a contemplated vacancy in the posi
tion of fourth class postmaster at;
Glade Valley. N. Car., and other va
cancies as they may ofccur at that of
fice, unless it shall be decided in
the interest of the service to fill any
vacancy by reinstatement. The ex
amination will be held at Elkin, N.
The compensation of the postmas-1
ter at this office was $7S4 for the,
last fiscal year.
Applicants must have reached!
their twenty-first birthday but not i
their sixtv-fifth birthday on the date
of the examination.
Applicants must reside within the
territory supplied by the post offce
for which the examination is an
The examination is open to all ;
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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 i
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
us 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.
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Ambulance Service Day or
Phone No. 22
SPARTA, N. C.
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ELKIN, N. C.
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dtizens of the United States who
•an comply with the requirements.
Application blanks and full infor
nation concerning the requirements
>f the examination can be secured
from the postmaster at the place of
vacancy or from the United States
3ivil Service Commission, Washing
ton. D. C.
Applications must be properly exe
cuted and on file with the Commis
sion at Washington. D. C., prior to
the hour of closing business on the
date specified at the. head of this
J. C. Penney Co. Staging
31st Anniversary Event
Celebrating the 31st anniversary
of the founding of the J. C. Penney
Company, the Elkin store is staging
three rousing days of big value giv
ing, beginning today and continuing
through Saturday. A. L. Griffeth,
manager, announced Wednesday.
Always a store of real bargains,
the local Penney store will out-do it
self to give even greater bargains
during this anniversary event, Mr.
A page ad., located elsewhere in
this issue, shows many of the real
values to be obtained.
“Dern in New Cabinet.”—Head
line. But which one? Gosh or Gol,
—Chicago Tribune. _
DR. M. A. ROYALL
Elkin, N. C.
in diseases of the eye, ear,
nose and throat
The executive requirement ‘of
Budget Director Douglas was not
that he is tender and true, but that
he knows how to hew.—Washing
All the great financiers are in fa
vor of restoring confidence, if they
can do it without getting confident
enough to lend anybody any money.
—San Diego Union.
The Edwards Transportation Bus
will leave West Jefferson via Sparta
for Bel Air, Md., on April 26th, at
7 o'clock a. m. Fare $8 one way
$14 round trip. For informatioi
iwrite: W. Bert Edwards, Darling
ton, Md. I*
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of the power
contained in a certain Deed of Trust,
executed by Cleo McMillan to D. C.
Here is what you get:
1. Work done by trained and
2. Modern methods and equip
3. Best quality of replacement
4. Prompt and efficient ser
5. Special attention to out-of
fl. Full line of batteries, tubes
7. Our prices are in keeping
with the times.
J. M. CHEEK, Jr.
Phone 45 — Sparta, N. C.
Duncan, dated the 18th day of
March, 1931, and duly recorded in
Book 16, page 165, In the office of
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 of Charlie
Edwards, Bud Edwards, Mafck 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.
D. C. DUNCAN,
C. W. STEELE
B. Main St Elkin, N. O.
TO OUR CUSTOMERS
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.
We have just received a nice line of Ball
THE PEOPLES’ STORE
J. A. Osborne, Prop. Sparta, N. C.
aOo Dental Floss, 12-yd. Glass
Vial .2 for 21c
JOe Firstald Z. O. Aa. Plaster,
1"\1 yard.- -2 for 11c
29c Firstald Z. O. Ad. Plaster,
flesh, l”x5......2-for 30
For chafed tender skin.
Close clinging. Waterproof.
2 for 26c
A tasty wholesome food.
Good for children, too.
2 for 20c
50c Midnight Perfume, 1-4
ounce. 2 for 51c
35c Midnight Talcum, 2 for 30c
$1.00 Bouquet Ramee Face
Ponder.2 for $1.01
75c Duska Double Compact
.2 for 70c
75c Lavender Shaving Lo
tion.2 for 70e
25c Lavender Talc.....2 for 20c
50c Harmony Rolling Massage
Cream. .2 for 51c
25c Rexall Cold Cream,
.2 for 20c
$1.00 Harmony Quinine Hair
Tonic. 2 for $1.01
35c Olive Shampoo....2 for 30c
50c Petroleum Hail1 rub
50c Rexall Shaving Lotion, 7
oz...2 for 51c
10c Jasmine Soap.2 for 11c
75c Lilac Vegetal.2 for 70c
25c Tiny Tot Talcum, 2 for 20c
40c Cascade Pound
Fine linen finish. Correctly
2 for 41c
More Absorbent and com
fortable. Form fitting. Sani
2 for 26c
THURSDAY - FRIDAY - SATURDAY
81.00 Agarex, pint....2 for 81.01
25c Cherry Bark Cough Syrup
. .2 for 26c
25c Corn Solvent,.2 for 26c
25c Foot Powder.2 for 26c
25c Laxative Cold Tablets, 24's
.2 for 26c
25c Little Liver Pills, 2 for 26c
81.00 9.1 Hair vigor, 2 for St.Ol
25c Rex-Mentho < liest Rub
.2 for 26c
81.00 Syrup Hypo. Comp.,
Clear.2 for 81.01
Puretest Aspirin relieves
pain more quickly—safely.
Does not depress the heart
or irritate the stomach. You
get. more, too!
BOTTLE OF 100
2 for 70c
20c Boric Acid, Pdw., 4-oz.
. .2 for 21c
81.00 Cod Liver Oil, Mint, fla
vor, pt.2 for 81.01
25c Mercurochrome, 2 for 26c
20c Spirit Camphor....2 for 21c
75c Mineral Oil, Russia Type,
pint.2 for 76c
50c Mi 31
A Smooth Easy Sliave
2 for 51c
Enriches the blood, rebuilds
nerve tissues and muscle.
Aids digestion. Increases
2 for $1.01
((1.00 Avalon, Box. .2 for $1.01
75c Pierre, Box.2 for 76c
50c Lord Baltimore, box
.2 for 51c
25c Silhouette Papeteria, Box
.2 for 26c.
Makes teeth look whiter—
feel cleaner in one brushing.
/ 2 for 51c
Liggett’s Bitter Sweets, 1-lb.
bbx... . .2 for 76c
Fenway ('berries, 1-lb 2 for 51c
Milk Chocolate Almond Bar,
1„2 lb.,.2 for 26c
25c Georgia Rose
Banishes discomfort and id
ritation. Silken soft and
fragrant. Highly absorbent.
2 for 26c
SAVE WITH SAFETY AT YOUR
REXALL DRUG STORE
B. & T. Drug Co.
SPARTA, N. C.
Instantly cools and 'soothe*
the skin. Drives out muscle
stiffness and lameness. In
vigorates. Athletes use it.
2 for 51c
Preferred by child r e n .
Sweeter taste. Purer.
3 oz. 2 — 8 oz. 2
for 26c for 46c
SI.50 Victoria Fountain Sy
ringe, Red, 2 tit...2 for $1.51
35c Harmony Cream of Al
monds..2 for 36c
Reg. 25c Medford Stationery
. 2 for 26c
50c Midnight Creams, 2 for 51c
25c Klenzo Facial Tissue
.2 for 26c
50c Puretest Milk of Magnesia
.. 2 for 51c
10c Pore test fipsom Salts
.2 for 11c
25c Puretest Epsom Salts
.2 for 26c
Fine linen finish. 24 sheets.
24 envelopes. White—-tints.
2 for 26c
35c Cascara Co. No. 3, Hinkle,
Pink, lOO’s.....2 for 36c
20c Zinc Oxide Ointment, tube
1 oz. 2 for 21c
The safe and sure antiseptic
for cuts and wounds. Glass
2 for 26c
For a fast smooth shave.
2 for 26c
YOUR PENNY WILL BE WORTH A DOLLAR IN THE REX ALL lc SALE AT B. & T.