North Carolina Newspapers

    Number 50
Local Commencement
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Program to Get Under
Way Sunday Morning
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AT 11:00 O’CLOCK
Rev. J. R. Johnson To
Deliver Baccalaureate
Address
PLAY ON SATURDAY
Sunday morning, April 30th, at
11 o’clock Rev. J. R. Johnson, of the
First Baptist church, Galax, Va.,
will deliver the baccalaureate ser
mon.
Thursday evening, May 4th, at 8
o’clock class day exercises will be
held. The seniors are presenting
for this program ‘‘The Graduates’
Seven Guides.”
The declamation and recitation
contests will be held Friday morn
ing, May 5th, at 10 o’clock. In the
preliminary contests of this week
the following boys and girls were
selected to take part in the respec
tive contests: Buck Higgins, Walter
Pugh, J. T. Inskeep, Pawnee Jor
dan, Howard McCann,. Reba Ed
wards, Carolyn Maxwell, Mary Cecil
Higgins, Mattie Hon Edwards and
Myrtle Harris.
Dr. N. W. Walker, dean of educa
tion at the University of .North Caro
lina, Chapel Hill, will deliver the
commencement address Friday even
ing, May 5th, at 8 o’clock.
The senior play, ‘‘Boots and Her
Buddies,” will be given Saturday
evening. May 6. at 8 o’clock. This
ig a splendid farclal comedy pub
lished by Eaddy and Taddy, of
Chapel Hill. Admission "wilt be 10,
-15 and 25 cents.
HONOR ROLL
The following is the honor roll of
the Sparta schools for the seventh
month:
First Grade: D. R. Gilham, Grace
Murray, Anna Rose Reeves, Mary
E. Ross, Jessie Gwyn Woodruff, Bil
ly Carrol Choate, Theodore Cum
mings, James D. McKnight, Ray
Smith. Jr., Jack Sexton, Charles
Tompkins, Coy Chambers, John Hig
gins, Jr. and Charles Doughton.
Second Grade: Viola Carpenter,
Claudine Edwards, Virginia Gentry,
Katherine McMillan, Ottie Mae Mc
Coin, Iris Poole, Doris Richardson,
Kenley Goodman, Wade Miles, Den
zel Russell, Dale Shores, J^phn Un
derwood, Lewis Wagoner,'1 Edison
Joines, David Easterling, Jr., and
Ted.Reed.
Third Grade: Jimmy Atwood,
Amon Choate, Amon Edwards, How
ard Edwards, R. C. Mitchell, Floyd
Sexton, Nannie Andrews, Marie
Bray, Wanda Choate, Emogene
Choate, Francis Gilliam, Lola Hann,
Louise Miles, Virginia Robbins, Mar
garet Sexton, Freddie Sue Sexton,
Mildred Wagoner, Sarah Warren.
Fourth Grade: Vila Atwood,
Edith Caudill, Rose Irwin, Juanita
Ross, Donese Russell, Nellie Good
man, Howard Honaker, Guy McCann,
Ray Rector, V$rn Smith, Bill Collins.
Fifth Grade: Frank Osborne,
Charles Dean Choate, Dick Dough
ton, Emor^etta Reeves, Mary War
ren, Vancine Choate, Annie Mae
Truitt, Georgia Anderson, Maxine
Poole, Shirley McMillan, Retha
Evans and Bernice Andrews.
Sixth Grade: Ella Edwards. John
Walker Inskeep, Wade McMillan, Al
ma York, Virginia Joines, Edna Ed
wards.
Seventh Grade: Stella Billings,
Cleo Jones, Julian Reeves, Jay Sex
ton and Ernest Edwards.
Eighth Grade: Mary Cecile Hig
gins, Maxine Richardson, Lorraine
Reeves, Rose Richardson, Grace
York and Kathleen Smith.
Ninth Grade: Virginia Osborne,
Leo Irwin, Claude Sexton, Ruby
York, Madeline Smith and Jennie
Hines.
Teiith Garde: Johnson Sanders,
Bower Irwin and Mildren Shores.
Eleventh Grade: Carrye Hamm,
Ruby Edwards, Cfiarlie Irwin, Ethel
Absher, Mildred Wagoner and Jim
my Wagoner.
TOBACCO GAINS ONLY
Cigarettes 'and cigars .accounted
for virtualy one-half of the value of
mhhuf&etured products in North
Carolina in 1931 and the tobacco in
dustry was the only one in the state
which showed a gain in value of
products for the ypar over the 1929
total.
Presidential., messages have be
come sy brief and pointed they hard
ly confuse a Congressman, even.—
Detroit News.
State and Nation
Debate Inflation
Washington, April 25.—Presi
dent Roosevelt's inflation project
was the subject of stormy debate
in the senate today with Republi
cans denouncing it as unconstitu
tional and an “inevitable shock to i
confidence” and Democrats de
fending it as a “conservative
measure with no wild inflation in
it."
Kills Wife, Self
Washington, N. C., April 25.—
Claude Sasnett, SO, of this city,
died in a hospital here late to
day after fatally wounding his
wife with two shots from a .88
caliber pistol on a public street
and then 'shooting himself through
the temple.
Schools Threatened
Chicago, April 25.—The af
fliction of Chicago’s school system
for many months threatened to
day to develop into a Case of com
plete paralysis unless a stimulant
in the form of cash, were imme
diately provided.
Marked Improvement
Jiew York, April 25.—-A marked
improvement in public confidence
and In general business conditions
"was noted today by newspaper
publishers from widespread in
dustrial and agricultural areas.
Urges Shorter Hours
Washington. April 23.—Secre
tary of Labor Prances Perkins, the
nation’s first woman, cabinet offi
cer, today urged upon the house
labor committee the administra
tion's program for shorter hours
and minimum wages in industry.
House Passes Bill
Washington, April 25.—The ad
ministration's mighty program for
developing the Tennessee river ba
sin today was made ready for
early senate consideration by an
overpowering house majority.
PINEY CREEK
COMMENCEMENT
Graduating Exercises
Are To Be Held On
Friday Night .
The senior class of Piney Creek ;
high school will present three-act
comedy, “Step On It. Stan,” on Sat
urday evening, April 29th, at 8
o’clock. The cast of characters is as
follows:
Stan Gray, the town’s leading
failure, David Sturgill.
Charlie Norris, the town’s leading
Romeo, Terry Stone.
Sid Pressley, the town’s leading
loafer, Carlis Dee MitcBfell.
Ray Cryder, the town’s leading
citizen, Vance Sturgill.
Peggy Brooks, who inspires Stan
to "Step on it,” Mary Gambill.
Hazel Wilton, the object of Char
lie’s affections. Ruby Hash.
Prudence Quimby, the town’s lead
ing old maid, Blanche Finney.
Sibley Shepard, the town’s richest
girl. Hazel Sturgill.
Sarah Boggs, direct from Willow
Springs in search of her fortune,
Kathleen Anderson.
An admission of 10 and 26 cents
will be charged for this play.
On Friday night, May 5th will be
the graduating exercises.
Dr. N. W. Walker, dean of the
school of Education, University of
North Carolina, will deliver the bac
calaureate address on Saturday
morning at 10 o’clock, May 6th.
An operetta by the grades will be
given on Saturday night. May 6th.
The public is cordially invited to
attend these programs.
\Hyde Park Favored As The Summer Capitol
The summer capitol of the United
States this year will likely be at the
New York resident of President
Roosevelt at Hyde Park, which is
shown above. Such is the report from
Washington where great uncertainty
prevails as to when Congress will end
its work on immediate legislation.
Reports from the White House also
tell of the President’s plan for a
week’s cruise on the 45-footer,.
‘ ‘ Amber J ack II ’’, with only his four
sons as shipmates. It is thought the
cruise will be up the Maine coast for
a short stay at the Roosevelt home
there. Below, the President and Mrs.
Roosevelt off for a short week-end
rest.
DESTITUTION IN
STATE SHOWS SOME
DECLINE IN MARCH
Much Greater Decrease
In Relief Load Ex
pected In April
FIGURES QUOTED
For the first tima-- sttoce federal
relief ’funds^ becamp availably last
October, destitution in, North Caro
lina showed a decline during the
month of March, according to figures
just released by the Governor’s of
fice of relief. A total of 161,000
families Were given aid as com
pared with 164,000 in February.
Previous to March there had been
a continuous increase in the number
of families aided, the figures show.
It is anticipated that a much
greater decrease in the relief load
will be experienced for the month
of April. The program of gardening
and truck farming, which was not
far enough advanced to materially
affect the situation in March, will
be. an important factor in lessening
the relief load for April, it is ex
pected. **
The number of families actually
given aid in Surry, Wilkes, Alle
ghany and Yadkin counties during
March follows:
Surry county, 1,681; Wilkes
county, 775;- Alleghany countyf 351,
and Yadkin county, 1,250.
Total expenditures in the state
for March relief work amounted to
*1,323,346. The amounts expended
in the four counties mentioned
above were:
Surry county, $9,898; Wilkes
county, $10,157; Alleghany county,
$2,565, and Yadkin county, *6,959.
Union Revival
The revival meeting announced
some time ago will begin May 7 at
11 A. M., and will continue ten days
or two weeks. Rev. J. H. Armbrust
of North Wilkesboro Methodist
church will do the preaching. The
services will be held at the Mission
ary Baptist church. ‘ .'»•• ••••
We belieirfr&hat God is.goin#*^
give us a g»is«t *»W*(rl. .May it be
the prayer of every 'Christian that
the lost in our community might be
saved.
C. W. RUSSELL,
J. L. UNDERWOOD,
C. W. ERVIN. ,
Methodist Church News
Because of the baccalaureate ser
mon Sunday morning, there will be
no service at Edwards Cross Roads
at 11 A. M., but I will preach there
in the afternoon at 3 P. M.
THE PASTOR.
SENATE PASSES REGULATION
BILL
With the “legal date” for S.2 per
cent beer only six days away, the
senate Monday jMlSfKid on third readr
ing and sent W* the house a ma
chinery act totfegfclate sale of t«
beverage. r- *
The government has crossed th«
gold eagle with the homing pigeon.—
Cincinnati Enquirer.
1 Farm Timber Situation j
* j
I In Alleghany County j
—
By R. W. GRAEBER , ;
Extension Forester N. C. State College
Alleghany a striptly rural county,
with Sparta its county seat, thirty
miles or more from any railroad
point, must of necessity depend
largely upon its own material^ - 5e_
spirces for its future progregst'Yet
few people realize to what extent
the future success and standard of
living on the farms rests upon the
farm woods and the timber they sup
ply.
Let’s take a look at the situation.
On the 1,384 Alleghany farms we
Visits Roosevelt
Prime Minister Ramsey McDonald,
of England, who has been in con
ference with President Roosevelt
during the past few days looking to
ward settlement of world difficulties.
Ray’s Lunch Room
In New Quarters
Ray’s Lunch Room is now located
in the show room of the Sparta Gar
age. While he has a better location
he will be in better shape to •■neiWe
his customers not only in better
but with a larger variety of sand
wiches and meals. He invites you
to visit his new lunch room and be
convinced that he will treat you
right. ' .
PERSONAL PROPERTY SALE
As Executors of Jennie Reeves
deceased, we will sell at public auc
tion to the highest bidder, begin
ning at 9:30 A. M., Saturday, April
29th, on the premises, all the per
sonal property belonging to the said
Jennie Reeves, including household
and kitchen furniture, live stock
grazing, farming tools, etc.
Terms will be made known on daj
sale. .
W. F, OSBORNE,
A. V. CHOATE,
, Executors.
find 37,143 acres of Woodland, an!
■•average of 26.8 acres per farm.
What are you asking this farm wood
land to give you each year? Here
afe, a few of the things. It takes
ajjpually, *74,23* worth of timber
or an average of $2,i)O0 from each
acre to maintain the farm buildings
of Alleghany. The farmers use 18,
684 cords of fire wood each year,
also 46,000 fence posts and in addi
tion thousands of rails for fences
and hay pens. The firewood alone
takes an average of one-half cord
annually for each acre of woodlands.
Can Alleghany farmers afford to buy
this material from other sections?
To say nothing of a heavy freight
bill, then a long truck or wagon haul
from the railroad. The only alter
native is to grow the timber supplies
on the fprm. To do this means:
That Alleghany farmers will have
to change their ideas to some extent
on the management of their woods.
In recent months I have made two
visits to Alleghany and made a few
observations. Numerous stands of
young pines are being cut down and
destroyed. In the Laurel Springs
section a land owner had a 10 to 15
acre field of white pines cut down
and burned. Little did he think that
in a few days he had destroyed what
it had taken God twenty years to
make, and something his community
will be begging for within the next
20 to 30 years. On the other hand
I found H. J. Douglas. Piney Creek;
Clarence Thompson, Glade Valley;
The Glade Valley school and others
making an earnest effort to protect
and grow fields of these same pines.
In various sections of the county I
saw great “sore spots” or gullies on
the hillside pastures, which nothing
but*'trees can stop.
The chestnut timber is all dead
with no chance to come back. Here
and there I noticed a few white
pines, but the larger percentage of
tree growth is Scarlet or Spanish
Oak, with some white oak, Northern
Red Oak and Yellow Poplar on the
A consideration of the visible sup
ply of farm timber, the timber needs
of the county and the observations
which I have made leads me to make
• the following suggestions:
1. Make no further land clear
ings.
2. Keep cattle and other live stock
out of all woodland to allow a re
production of young trees.
3. Leave seed trees, especially
w*hite pine, yellow poplar. Northern
red oak (water oak) and white oak.
4. Salvage all dead chestnut for
lumber, shingles, rails, etc.
5. Cut fire wood, by thinning,
from cull, dead, diseased and over
crowded trees. *
6. Plant washed or otherwise
abandoned fields and pastures with
white pine, yellow poplar or black
locust, either singly or in mixed
stands.
7. Plant clusters of White pines
and yellow poplar on or near the
hilltops to serve as future seed trees.
8. Then to insure the success ol
your effort—Keep" Fires Out.
OUTSTANDING
NEWS EVENTS
—of the—
PAST WEEK
G. O. P. PLANS FIGHT
A biting denunciation of the
Roosevelt pte.n for controlled infla
tion was issued Friday night over
the signatures of’ four prominent
congressional Republicans, while
Democrat leaders stood their ground
confident of more than enough votes
for approval of the program in both,
senate and house.
SPENDS 13 HOURS ALOFT
The world’s newest and largest
dirigible airship—the Macon, sister
of the ill-fated U. S. S. Akron
cruised nearly 13 hours Friday on
her maiden flight and then, landed
gracefully at her air dock at Akron,
O., just before the sunset.
$2,000,000 EACH
An agreement whereby the infant
son of Libby Holman Reynolds and
his half-sister, Anne Cannon Rey
nolds, second, would each receive
$2,000,000 of the estate of Smith
Reynolds, their father, was dis
closed in Concord Friday. The
agreement is still subject to approv
al by a court of proper jurisdiction
•IMPORTANT PARLEY BEGINS
• In a capital seething with war
against depression, President Roose
velt and Prime Minister MacDon
ald, of Great Britain, put their
heads together Friday night to find
ways for better days. The tall
British prime minister stood behind
the' desk of Mr. Roosevelt shortly
after his arrival and told newspa
permen of his purpose to seek with
the’president and the other nations
a- solution fpr the economic crisis.
ASK FOREST JOBS
■Agencies in Charlotte had about J,
•600 applications for federal forest
•camp work Monday from which to
pick 263, the Mecklenburg county
quota. /
FIRE LOSS LESS
The division of forestry reports
North Carolina Suffered less damage
from forest fires In the three months
of this year than for a similar per
iod in many years past.
TEACHERS ON RAMPAGE
Rebellious forces of Chicago's un
paid school teachers, emboldened
.by a riotlous march upon five ma
jor banks, Tuesday planned a great
er demonstration in the financial
district.
TWO DROWN IN LAKE
William M. Lhtaker and MelWn
Grass, both about ll, of Kannapolis,
drowned Sunday in High Rock Lake
! near Stokes Ferry, when their boats
overturned. Clyde Grass and John
Roberts, also of Kannapolis, and
i members of the party, escaped.
BICYCLE SEIZED
Prohibition agents thought there
was something queer about Walter
Gause, 15, of Wilmington, riding
his bicycle with a package, so they
investigated. Gause, seeing the of
ficers, threw his package down and
ran. The agents said the package
broke, spilling a gallon of liquor.
They arrested Gause and confis
cated his bicycle.
FRANCE (JOED FORTRESS
France is a golden fortress de
fending the few yellow-backed cur
rency systems remaining in the
world. * Gold is being carried to
Paris by air, land and sea to w'hat
] the newspapers call the world's
“gold refuge,” adding to the vast
hoard in the Bank of France.
I BANKER KILLS SELF
Memphis, Tenn., April 24.—Less
I than an hour before he w-as to go on
; trial in criminal court, William E,
) Stansbury, financier and former
i president of the Fidelity Bank and
| Trust company here, shot himself
j today.
HER RIOT ARRIVES
j Buoyant and smiling, former Pre
! mier Edouard Herriot of France
: showed no resentment of America’s
abandonment of the gold standard
| as he stepped into the midst of an
official welcome at Washington Sun
day, and then Immediately took up
with his economic advisers the task
of preparation for his world-restora
tion conversations with President
Roosevelt.
POLISH JEWS BOYCOTT
-> GERMANS
A boycott of German goods “as
the best means of protesting against
the persecution of Jews in Germany”
was decided upon Sunday by a con
vention of Polish Jews attended by
852 delegates representing Jewish
political parties, business organisa
tions and rabbis.
    

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