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The Alleghany Times
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Volume 8
Number 52
New Spirit Is Abroad As
Factories Throughout the
Country Open; Wages Up
Many Men Are Called
Back To Work After
Long Lay-Offs
American workmen marched back
to their jobs by the hundreds Tues
day— and many of them read notices
at the door that wages were up 10
per cent.
Encouraged by orders piling up
and by price advances for their pro
ducts, many employers decided to
share the profits with their em
One company, Planters Nut and
Chocolate, of Suffolk, Va.. announced
pay envelopes would be padded by
20 per cent effective Wednesday.
There Wfere several dozen other
firms that added 5 or 10 per cent to
wrages or else planned doing so as
they called hack hundreds of em
ployes dropped as long as two years
ago, reinstated night shifts, or re
opened long closed departments.
Steel mills, barrel factories, auto
mobile plants, rubber companies,
clothing manufacturers—-all of them
were among firms that greeted pick
ups with screaming whistles that
called men back to work.
Among the concerns that boosted
wages: Supreme Shirt company, of
Philadelphia, 10 per cent; Armstrong
Rubber company, 10 per cent.
Monday, E. L. Cord announced a
5 per cent increase for his companies
and the Norfolk Tire and Rubber
company a bonus of 5 per cent on
weekly wages. ,
Many of the employers referred in
announcing pay roll increases to
President Roosevelt’s admonitions in
that respect and to the $3,000,000,
000 public construction plan to re
vive business as completed by his
Four Prisoners On the
Criminal Docket Es
cape From Jail
The Spring term of Superior court
was postponed last-week until the
regular fall term on account of the
fact that all cases could be con
tinued and there were no prisoners
awaiting trial. There would also
have been some inconvenience in
holding the court at the school
Four prisoners charged on the
criminal docket, continued their
own case just a few days before
court by breaking their way from
the cage and working out of the wall
taking advantage of the newly con
structed walls to lower themselves
to freedom.
There were six prisoners in jail,
two of whom knew that breaking
jail would only add to their confine
ment and they had ample chance for
escape but refused it.
One of the four gaining their free
dom happened to be on the outside
of the cage and used a pipe to open
the case which concealed the levers
governing the door to the cage and
the three who were confined to the
cage made him a partner in his es
Aged Citizen Is
Claimed By Death
Mrs. Roxie Anderson, age about 90
years, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Bud Carpenter, last
Saturday morning. She had been in
declining health for several weeks
following a fall in which she suf
fered a broken hip. However, she had
always enjoyed excellent health and
was counted one of the oldest citi
zens in the county.
She had spent the major part of
her life in this county and was high
ly respected by all who knew her.
The funeral was conducted at
Shiloh church Sunday in the pres
ence of a large crowd and interment
was made in the church cemetery.
Wellesley Fire Chief
Wellesley (Mass.) college for girls
lias its students volunteer fire de
partment. which each year elects its
chief. Miss I’atricia I’arfitt, of On
tario, Canada has been selected
chief for l!):i4.
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State and Nation
Bonus March Begins
Washington, May 9. — By
freight ant! passenger trains, au
tomobiles and afoot another bonus i
march is converging upon Wash
ington, with the administration
trying an experiment in an effort- j
to prevent disorder which ended ;
last year in the ex-service men |
leaving hurriedly with tear gas i
floating behind them.
Accepts Tariff Truce
Washington, May 9. — World
wide acceptance of the American
plan for a universal tariff truce
was predicted in official quarters
tonight after strenuous and final
ly successful diplomatic efforts to
obtain Great Britain's adherence.
Pass Relief Bill
Washington, May 9.—Another
administration measure, the *•><>,
000,000 Wagner-I>ewis relief bill
» received final congressional action
today and was sent to the White
House for President Roosevelt’s
Narrow Escape
Savannah, Ga., May 9.—A dy
namite bomb with sputtering fuse
attached was discovered in the
city hall here today just in time
to prevent what might have been
a disastrous explosion.
May Vote Supplements
Raleigh, May 9.—With but one
dissenting voice, the house late
tonight amended the school ma
chinery bill to allow local units to
vote supplements to operate nine
months terms.
Methodist News
Sunday night at 6:45, the Ep
worth League will give a Mother’s
Day program and they request that
all the fathers and mothers be pres
ent for the service. The topic for
the hour will be, “Being a Christian
in the Home.”
There will be no service at Shiloh
Sunday at 11 a. m. as the pastor
wishes to invite all Shiloh folk to
hear Brother Armbrust at that hour
at the Sparta Missionary Baptist
There will be regular services at
Piney Creek at 2:30 Sunday after
Three little boys, aghast at the
human and material damage they
have caused, have confessed that
they wrecked the Southern’s fast
train No. 52 near Stacy last Wed
nesday week by placing a t railway
spike on the rail "Just to see the
engine flatten It out.”
Large Amount of New
Bank Stock Has Been
Elkin, , May 10.— (Special)—
i A pprox i mat el y 810,000 of the
remaining 818,750/ necessary to
! open the hank here had been
raised by sale of stock up until
1 a short time before The Tribune
went to press late Wednesday af
ternoon. A total of $18,750 has
! already been taken by Edwin Dun
can, of Sparta and C. L. Dough
ton of North Wilkesboro, leaving
approximately $8,750 yet to lie
1 subscribed.
It was learned' that those in
charge of the stock sales were
very enthusiastic over the head
way made thus far and providing
the co-operation manifested to
date cont inues, hope to see the en
tire issue subscribed within a
reasonable length of time.
All Denominations Are
Taking Active
TIip union meeting being con
ducted at the Baptist church in
Sparta, is meeting with great suc
All denominations are taking an
active hand in the advancement of
tlie cause and a good attendance is
being realized.
Rev. Armbrust, pastor of the
Methodist church of North Wi.lkes
boro, is doing the preaching and his
services are meeting the approval
of all his congregations.
The stores of Sparta are co-oper
ating with those in charge of the
services by closing their doors for
the morning services.
It is hoped that everyone possible
will take advantage of this meeting
and that Sparta and community will
be greatly benefited by its existence.
All persons are invited to co-operate j
in making it something worth while '
in the way of advancing God’s King
dom on earth. • - > ,
Pass Law Governing
Issuance of License
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The following act regulating the
issuance of marriage license was
passed and made a law in the legis
lature on April 10, 1933. This act
repeals chapter 129 of the public
laws of 1921, which provided for the
physical examination of the appli
cants, and reads as follows:
The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact:
Section 1. That the Register of
Deeds of the several counties of the
State shall require, before issuing a
marriage license, that the groom
shall file with him an affidavit set
ting forth that he does not have ac
tive tuberculosis or any venereal di
sease, and has not had either of said
diseases for a period of two years
prior thereto. The affidavit must
be signed by the maker and sworn
to before the Register of Deeds or
any person authorized to administer
oaths, provided, however, that when
the affidavit is made before the Reg
ister of Deeds, he shall not make
any charge therefor.
The applicant, in lieu of making
affidavit as herein set out, may file
a certificate of health as provided
by law before a passage of this act.
Section 2. That upon the applica
tion complying with either of the
provisions of the foregoing section
the Register of Deeds may issue a
license to marry, provided the con
tracting parties are otherwise quali
fied to marry according to law, pro
vided further, that the bride shall
not be required to stand a physical
Section 3. That this act shall be
in force from and after its ratifica
In the General Assembly. read
three times and ratified, this the
tenth day of April, 1933.
There’s Something In A
Name Says Bridegroom
Knoxville, Tenn., May 4.—A
bridegroom of less than three weeks
filed suit for divorce here today. He
alleges a week after their marriage
he came home from work and found
his wife asleep.
He, pinched her on the leg, he
said, and she cried out, ‘‘Quit
Prank." The young husband’s name
is George Horton.
Judge Bradley, Center of Iowa Farm Rioting
Scenes from the center of (listurhanees in Iowa, brought about when
court action on farm foreclosures continued, finally resulting in the Gov
ernor ordering the militia out to restore and maintain order at I.eMars
and Brimghar. Above, fanners forcing deputy sheriffs and attorneys to
kiss the flag. Below, right, John Shafer and his son, Kdwin. who lost
several court actions which decisions started some 500 farmers rioting.
Left, above, Judge <'. (“ Bradley who rfas beaten and manhandled but
still refused to agree to sign “no more farm foreclosures".
Funerals Conducted At
the Home By Elder
The passing of Mr. Friel Crouse
on Tuesday morning of this week,
removed one of the oldest families
in the county.
Mrs. Crouse was buried Saturday
of last week and Mr. Crouse was
bured on Wednesday of this week.
They were both highly esteemed
by everybody and had to their credit
the honor of starting out in life in
the proper way, many of the noble
Crouse family who relied on the
good advise received from them.
It was a long request of both to
have their caskets made of the same
material, and lumber for that pur
pose had been stored away for some
twenty years. Their request was
carried out and their caskets made
of this lumber.
The funerals were conducted from
the home by Elder Kilby and inter
ment was made in the Crouse ceme
tery near their home.
Widely Known Man Is
Victim of Heart
Mr. R. F. Edwards, of Grumpier,
died at his home last Thursday from
a heart attack. He had suffered for
several months with his heart, but
his condition steadily became worse.
Mr. Edwards was widely known
over the State. He has held a high
office with the Grand Lodge of
North Carolina for a number of
years, and at the time of his death
was the Grand Lecturer, which posi
tion ranks near the highest office of
the Grand Lodge.
Due to the extreme bad weather
and mud roads to his home, but few
people were able to attend his funer
al, which was held Friday.
A more detailed account of his
activities will be published at a la
ter date.
F. Jacobson and Sons, manufac
turers of men's shirts and under
I wear, announced Friday night from
New York, an increase of 10 per
cent in the wages of all 2,000 em
| ployees, effective immediately,
j Joseph Jacobson, president, said the
action had been taken in pursuance
with President Roosevelt’s request
before the United States chamber of
commerce Thursday night that em
ployers raise wages.
A group of 35 prominent econo
mists, educators and engineers Tues
day made public a letter addressed
to President Roosevelt in which they
contend that co-operation between
the United States and Soviet Russia
is necessary if the coming world
economic conference is to be a suc
State Highway Commis
sion Is To Do the
Work will begin tliis week to
widen the streets of Sparta from
each corporate line. This is made
possible by the State Highway Com
mission vyhich has agreed to do the
work and furnish the trucks to haul
the stone if Sparta will furnish the
gas and oil for the trucks.
When this work is finished the
streets will be twenty feet wide and
Will impose very little cost on the
town but will be worth thousands
of dollars. It is a badly needed im
provement and our town is very
grateful to the Highway Commission
for making it possible without the
necessity of levying a tax to get it
Plans are also being discussed to
widen the streets in the business
section from each sidewalk. This
can be done with very little cost and
the plans are meeting the approval
of practically every business man.
Surprise Birthday
Dinner Is Given
On last Sunday about 85 friends
and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Cox met at their home on Prather’s
Creek and set a surprise birthda”y
dinner in their honor.
A long table was arranged on the
lawn and loaded to capacity with
good things to eat and Mr. and Mrs.
Cox were invited out to share the
enjoyment of their friends.
After the meal, the remainder of
the afternoon was spent in a social
get-together and visit among old
There were representatives from
West Jefferson, Galax, Va., and
Everyone reported an enjoyable
Ninety-eight-year-old Wait hall,
the administration building at Wake
Forest college, was completely 9e
stroyed by fire of unknown origin
about 3 o’clock Friday morning.
The structure, valued at $150,000,
was partially covered by insurance.
Without so much as a record
vote, the house late Friday after
noon approved the Roosevelt idea of
protecting the investing public by
compelling publication of all perti
nent facts in connection with new
issues of security.
After almost three days in the
hands of kidnapers, Margaret
"Peggy” McMath, of Harwichport,
Mass., was returned alive to her
father Friday after the payment ol
a ransom of about $80,000. The kid
napers were later arrested.
Tornadoes swept west central Ala
bama and northwest South Caroline
Friday, killed at least 34 persons
injured more than 200 and lashed t
handful of communities, includinj
the important city of Demopolis.
Dr. Johnson, of Galax,
Delivers Baccalau
reate Address
■ - '■ •' ■ *
On Sunday morning. April Su, Dr.
J: R. Johnson, of the First Baptist
church, of Galax, Va.. delivered the
baccalaureate sermon. He gave his
audience a very appropriate and in
teresting sermon. He stated that
vision, faith, courage, work and con
tentment were essential for success.
He very effectively developed each
of these points. This address was
"thoroughly enjoyed by a large . au
Senior class day exercises Were
held oil Thursday, May 4. The se
niors presented “Tlie Graduate's
Seven Guides”. The valedictorian,
Charlie. Irwin,, and Salutatorian,
Kathleen Wagoner, were honored
with the leading parts on this beau
tiful program.
Twelve little girls in pastel colors
representing spring, sum met'. au
tumn and winter, did fancy dances
appropriate to the seasons they rep
resented. 1
In spite of rainy weather the
senior class was honored with a very
inspiring and appreciative audience.
Oh Friday morning. May 5. the
reading and declamation contests
were given. Five giris: Reba Ed
wards. Myrtle -Harris. Mattie Lou
Edwards, Carolyn Maxwell and Mary
Cecil Higgins, were in this contest.
Tlie five hoys in the Declamation
contest were Buck Higgins, Walter
Hugh, J. T. Inskeep, i’awnee Jordan,
and Howard McCann. Mattie Lou
Edwards won the Bank of Sparta
reading medal and Walter Pugh won
the B. & T. Drug store declamation
medal. The seventh grade and per
fect attendance certificates were pre
sented at this time.
The graduating exercises were
held on Friday evening. May 5. Af
ter tlie invocation by Rev. J. L. Un
derwood. Supt. John M. Cheek in
troduced the speaker for the even
ing. Dr. X. W. Walker, dean of the
school of education of the University
of North Carolina. Dr. Walker’s ad
dress was very entertaining and in
The principal, Chas. R. Roe,
awarded the diplomas. I. C. Griffin
of Chapel Hill awarded the reading
medal to Mattie Lou Edwards, the
declamation medal to Walter Pugh
and the Herff-Jones scholarship
medal to Charlie Irwin.
Commencement closed Saturday
evening, May 6, with the senior play,
"Boots and Her Buddies." In
originality of theme, up-to-the-min
ute dialogue and rich and varied
characterzation, this play ranks fore
most among any productions recent
ly given. Each character did
a splendid piece of Interpreting and
the entire production was a credit
to the seniors and the school.
The members of the .graduating
class are: Ethel Absher, Louise
Caudill, Gaither Evans. Ruby Ed
wards. Joe Gilliam, Carrve Hamm,
Page Higgins, Charle Irwin. Ulus
Irwin, Donna Jones, Mabel Jones,
Bain Jordan. Dorothy Jordan. Ruby
Richardson, Herbert Royal, Mildred
Wagoner, Jimmy Wagoner.
By Bthelyn Richardson
| I know that summer time is near,
! I found it out today,
My baby girl ran up to me,
She'd thrown her shoes away.
And there all nestled in the grass
Each tiny little toe
Sent little thrills into my heart *
That only mothers know.
Her little hand closed up so tight.
Held out for me to see
A mass of stemless violets
She’s plucked and brought to me.
This world is marvelous to her
She finds new joys each day
Just as I find the joys in her
Makes life here worth the stay.
Most folks desire great things in life.
At one time or another,
But the greatest thing I ask dear God
Is just to be a mother.
Hold Funeral For
Mrs. Sarah Smithey
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E.
Smithey, 81, mother of N. B. Smith
ey, of North Wilkesboro, and
owner of Smithey’s Store here,
were held Monday afternoon from
the home of the deceased. Inter
ment was In the Mountain Park
cemetery near Wilkesboro.
Mrs. Smithey passed away Satur
day morning.

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