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Volume 9
Number 1
Experiences No Hitch
On Trip Through Leg
islative Hopper
For a long time a bone'of conten
tion among warring factions, in
cluding citizens of Wilkes county
•who wanted to get front under its
jurisdiction and did, and people of
Yadkin who also wanted to get front
under its jurisdiction and didn’t,
the Elkin recorder's court is at last
no more.
A bill entitled an act to abolish
the court was passed by the state
legislature during its dying days last
week at IialeTgh.
The bill was drawn up upon or
ders of the newly elected board of
town commissioners at their tirst
meeting May l and was introduced
shortly after bv Representative Cape
Haynes. No trouble was experienced
in its passage through the legisla
tive hopper.
The, abolishment of the court,
which was established by an act of
the state legislature a number of
years ago. does away with three
court positions, namely that of re
corder, which was filled by Harry
H. Barker; solicitor, J. N. (Buck)
Freeman, and clerk, Robey Bates.
State and Nation
Up to Congress
Washington, May 10.—Chair
man Houghton, of flic ways ami
.means committee, registered sat
isfaction today over the reaction
to the White House aiuiomtcr
ment that President. Roosevelt
would not, adopt the proposals of
the committee working with him !
on the public works and industry
control hill, but, while suggesting
some possible sources of revenue,
would leave the ultimate decis
ion to Congress, where it belongs
under fin* “genesis of our insti
tut ions.”
Visits Bonus Camp
Fort Hunt, Va., May lti.—Mrs.
Franklin li. Roosevelt waded
through the, mud of the bonus
army ramp tonight and brought
a message of peace to the 1,500
veterans in ramp here.'
Cheers and the ciiingitig of pie !
plates came from the men who
were waiting in line for their ev
ening meal as Mrs. Roosevelt
drove into the camp. She was
accompanied by Iantis McHenry
Howe, President Roosevelt’s sec
retary. They arrived in a road
ster with Mrs. Roosevelt at tile
Means Guilty
Washington, May HI.—Gaston
B. Means, former Department of
Justice investigator, and Norman
X. Whitaker, attorney and master
chess player, were found guilty
here tonight on charges of con
spiracy to defraud Mrs. Evelyn
Walsh McLean of #35,000 in a
Lindbergh baby ransom hoax.
The jury deliberated two hours
and a half. Both men are sub
ject to1 a penalty of 810,000 fine
and two years in jail.
Wages Increase
Fayetteville, May 10,—A 5 per
cent increase in wages has been
made effective by the Puritan
Weaving company, rayon manu
facturing firm here. The increase
in pay will benefit 475 employees
as the Puritan company recently
added a third eight-hour shift to
its working force, and is running
at full capacity.
Killed In Accident
Kings Mountain, May 16.—Two
persons, one of them Mrs. W. J.
iMcGlothlin, wife of the president
of Furman university, Greenville,
8. C., were fatally injured, and
several others, including Dr. Mc
Glothlin, suffered hurts of a less
serious nature when two automo
biles collided a mile and a half
east of here.
Into Brazilian Jungles
Sailing the high seas enroll to to
Itra/jl arc Mrs. Alice La Varre (top)
anil her sifter-in-law. Mrs. Andre La
Varre (below), (lie two women inein
bers of the La Vane Itra/.ilian (iui
iina Expedit ion headed for unex
plored jungles. Thi’j will he (lie
first women ever to go in(o (his
great jungle see tor.
Branch of Catawba Col
lege Summer School
to Be Held There
Elkin will he host to a branch of
the regular summer school of
Catawba College, located at Salis
bury, according to Walter R. Sehaff,
local superintendent of schools, who
has been in conference with Dr. John
C. Hadley, director of Catawba Col
lege Summer School. Dr. Hadley
has designated Superintendent
Sehaff to direct the local division of
the summer school, it was also
Dr. Hadley’s statement to Super
intendent Sehaff reads as follows:
"I am authorizing Superintendent
Sehaff to announce that Catawba
College, of Salisbury, will conduct
a branch of its regular summer
school at Elkin to serve tilt: needs
of teachers and other interested per
sons, in Elkin and surrounding ter
“The courses to he offered will he
selected to meet professional and
cultural needs, and will carry both
professional and college credit. Reg
istration for the first term will be
on Saturday, June 10, from !» to 12
at the high school building.”
lti addition to placing Mr. Schaff
at the head of the local division, Dr.
Hadley will include him as one of
the instructors. Mr. Schaff was
visiting instructor in phychology
during hotli terms of the 1930
Catawba College Summer school.
Other instructors will be named by
Dr. Hadley at a later time.
It is urged that all persons inter
cal director or with Dr. Hadley at
an early date. It was pointed out
that as many as forty students will
be necessary to operate the local di
division. Dr. Hadley will be present
on registration day to confer with
all students.
Catawba college holds member
ship in the Southern Association of
Colleges and Secondary scholarship
in the North Carolina College Confer
ence and the Association of Ameri
can Colleges. Graduates are admit
ted to leading universities of the
Boys Leave For
, Work In Forests
Eighteen young men left Monday
for Winston-Salem and Fort Bragg
for examination for emergency Con
servation work. Fourteen of these
will be selected by the Army author
ities and sent to camps to begin
work. The boys will receive $30.00
per month and must agree for at
least $25.00 of this to be sent home
to some relative. They will also re
ceive room and board, medical at
tention, and free transportation too
and from camp.
Appropriations Are Re
duced More Than
22 Per Cent
The 193:1 legislature adjourned
Monday afternoon after four and a
half months of hard work to preserve
the credit of the State, to keep the
schools running and to lower taxa
Appropriations w e r e reduced
more than 22 per cent. The ad
valorem tax on land and personal
property, heretofore levied for the
support of district or special char
tered schools, known as the eight
months school, was taken off en
The general sales tux on the re
tail merchandise was adopted in
place of a levy on property. While
it will tie paid by the merchants, it
will be passed bv them to their cus
tomers. The greater volume of this
will be paid by merchants with
greater sales and the money will
come to smaller and agricultural
counties to support their schools.
•'Comities having schools with one
thousand pupils will be allowed to
vote a supplement for an additional
month if they desire to do so. but
no county or taxable unit will he
allowed to vote taxes on themselves
while they are in default in tl;y pay
ment of their matured bonds or in
terest thereon.
This legislature, when it met,
faced a deficit of thirteen and a half
million dollars which the state had
run behind in its revenue in the last
four years. Arrangements wrere
made whereby this deficit will be
paid, a portion each year until it is
all paid and the credit of the state
Provisions were made whereby
people will vote this fall for the re
tention or abolishment of the 18th
amendment, which deals with the
prohibition question.
.Many bureaus and offices were
abolished and salaries of all state
officers, state highway employees,
school teachers, superintendents and
i Continued From. Page One )
Scottsville Man Given
Fresh Laurels As
Washington. I), C.. May 1 5.— A ti
tling to the scores of medals and
trophies lie has won in shooting com
petitions in the Marine Corps, Con
nery Sergeant Thomas .1. Jones, a
native of Scottville, North Carofina,
has won fresh Tani’els as a marks
man in China, according to informa
tion received at Marine headquarters
Sergeant Jones recently won the
Marine Corps Cup for the third con
secutive year in a rifle competition
held at Hongkew, near Shanghai.
Famous as a rifle shot in the Marine
Corps for many years, Sergeant
Jones is now attached to the Fourth
Regiment of Marines at Shanghai,
but he will probably return to the
United States in the near future.
The Scottsville Marine began his
career as a military marksman in
1916, and since that time has served
at many posts and stations and has
taken part in scores of rifle matches.
His most important feat was in 1921
when he established a new world
record while shooting in the Camp
bell Match at Wakefield, Mass.,
scoring 133 consecutive bull’s-eyes
at 300 yards.
Prior to entering the Marine Corps
Sergeant Jones made his home with
his mother, Mrs. M. E. Jones, in
Scottville. In 1922, one of his
brothers, Dr. J. W. Jones, was living
in Boone. Another brother, Rufus
J. Jones, is said to be a resident of
Stratford, Alleghany county.
New industries added their voices
Friday" to better business reports
from wide-spread sectors,. Rubber
manufacturing, building, construc
tion, and department store sales
were reported improved in many
states. Dosens of individual firms
reported better business that brought
payroll increases.
In Harwichport Kidnapping Drama
Here me the principals in Min >$<»<►,004* kidnapping of 1it-year-oh I
IVggy MaeJIiilh of Harwirhport, Hums, (right) which slirnil tin- nation,
but was brought to sudden end when Kenneth Knelt, iif* (u|>|ier right >. and
Cyril Knelt, 41 (low^p right), garagotnen at that plate, wort- arrested in
less than Itt hours after the j-ansom money had hern paid and IVggy
turned to her parents. ruder tpiestioiiing, Kenneth Buck coir’essed. but
tried to absolve his brother, who acted as go-between. Cyril Burk h i~
been charged with extortion through ransom. \n early trial is predict >i.
Roaring Gap Hotel To
Open For Summer
Season June 15
At a meeting of tl>e directors of
Roaring Gap, Inc., at the Robert E.
Lee Hotel in Winston-Salem Thurs
day night, Graystone Inn at Roaring
Gap was leased to Louis D. Miller of
Winston-Salem for a period of
three years.
Mr. Miller was in charge of the
resort hotel last year and will have
complete operation and management
again this year. The iiotel will
open on June 15. and will probably
close about the middle of Septem
Alex limes of Pinehurst, pro for
the past several years, will be in
charge of the golf interests at Roar
ing Gap.
According to reports read at the
meeting, last year was a very suc
cessful one for the famous resort
and many ipouiries are being re
ceived in regard to the corning sea
Mother of Mrs. C. B. Kil
by Buried at Center
Church Monday
Mrs. John Koontz. of West Jeffer
son, mother of Mrs. B. Kilby, was
burled at Center church Monday at
pie were there with a floral contribu
tion seldom if ever, excelled in these
noon. A real large concourse of pen
mountains. to attest the high esteem
she had in their hearts. Klder F. T.
Thompson beautifully pictured her
life with the scripture. A good name
is rather to be chosen than great
riches; which name she bore by all
who knew her.
Her granddaughters were chosen
as flower girls and her two sons.
P. L. and (1. C. Koontz, and their
sons-in-law, Mr. DeBerry, V. V. Mc
Connell and C. B. Kilby, and one
grand-son Gail Kilby, carried her to
the grave from the church, as active
A very impressive scene, a picture
only faintly drawn of the love and
high esteem they all had for mother.
Telegram Tells of
Death of Daughter
Mr. W. V. Blevins received a tele
gram Wednesday evening announc
ing the death of his daughter. Mrs.
Lily Higgins, of Powell, Wyoming.
She was 23 years old, married Res
pass Higgins about a year ago and
went to Wyoming to make their fu
ture home.
She had a host of friends and rel
atives here that will mourn her un
timely passing. At this writing there
not any definite arrangements made
about the funeral and burial, wheth
her remains w-ill be sent here or
buried there.
Handsome Building Re
cently Completed At
Lexington, May 17. Juniors of
North Carolina will on Tuesday.
May 30, formally present the hand
some new Sam F. Vance auditorium
high school building and gymnasium
recently completed at the Junior Or
der National Orphans Home here, to
the National Council of the Order
; in what is expected to be one of tin
biggest events in Juriiorism in the
State in many years.
Plans for the presentation and tic
eeptanee of the structure will make
it tin All-North Carolina day. The
building was paid for hv Juniors of
North Carolina through small assess
moots over a period of three years:
it was designed by a North Carolina
architect, built by a North Carolina
contractor, using Carolina labor and
so far as possible, Carolina material.
B. (V Sisk, of Warsaw, state vice
councilor, will preside at the exer
cise. The building will be presented
to the National Council by Lewis P.
Hamlin, of Brevard, state eounciloi.
It will he accepted on behalf of the.
National Council by Dr. Chant < K.
Brewer, president of Meredith Col
lege. Raleigh, who is national coun
cilor of the Order. Chief address,of
the day Will be made by A. H. Ora
ham. of Hillsboro, lieutenant gover
nor of North Carolina, who will be
presented hy Gurney P. Hood. State
commissioner of banks, who is also
State treasurer of the Order. Th
exerciser will begin at eleven o'clock
in the morning.
However, Surry And
Wilkes Counties Show
Raleigh, May 17.—A decrease of
26.000 families who received aid
from public relief funds during the
month of April as compared with
March was revealed in figures re
leased today from the Governor's
Office of Relief. The total number
of families aided was 138,000 as
compared with 164.000 during
March, a decrease of 16 per cent.
Relief officials had anticipated
that there would be some decrease
during April due to improved busi
ness conditions generally and to the
return of many destitute families to
farms, but the decrease of 16 per
cent was even better than had been
The decrease was practically gen
eral throughout the State, 78 of the
100 counties showing fewer families
dependent upon relief funds than
during the previous month.
Surry and Wilkes counties showed
increases in April over March. Yad
kin and Alleghany showed a de
J. U. Doughton, of Statesville,
spent the week-end in Sparta.
In Plain Spoken Mes
sage President Urges
VC as-hi rig toil, May 16. President appealed diroetly to the
rulers of tie nations today to reduce
armaments, eliminate ' utirciy the
weapons of aggression. retrain, troiri
sending any armed force whatsoever
herond their own borders. forget
'.'petty” national aims, am! joui siri
cerely to a-sure peace and economic
Out p.ree, dent . t be Pp l id- tit asised
lor sp< i-ific -tens at once, and <1
claredtyjf nation interpo -ed of)
strnrtioiis. tin civilized .world would
"1<now where tje .responsibility for
failur« lies.'
lie mentioned no nation iiv nano .
but his words ,ra ik t ii rn u a !i lit" dip
lomatic world with dramatic, sign!-.
finance at a moment ivhen ■ cer t
leaders in Germany Sts 'ns!- Ins for
greater armament: “when ,1 ;i p'anese
troops are marching ...d'a'per into lire
territory of Ghina: arid when other
people are suspected of harboring
aspirations to nriiuiro new territory
by force.
For the Fnited State-, lie plain
.words' of the declaration point to ab
stention from further incursions by
American marines into any Liitin
Amerienn country. They hint at a
status uuo with respect to the Amer
ica n forces now stationed, by treaty,
in portions of China.
As an immediate goal. ..the Presi
dent asked success for the Genov a
arms conference and the economic
conference soon to meet in I/oridun.
He proposed:
Adoption at Ocjieva .of ttifi Mac- .
Donald plan to reduce armano tit-; of
France, stabilize those of Get many,
and set up a consultative pari to
promote peace.
Agreement upon the time and
place of it later cOTifercnc to "arty
these steps still further.
An agreement nieunliii ■ that no «
nation shall increase its evjsting
And a promise by all ir.. . pro
vided tlie terms of arms Urn ' itioti
are taiihfully kept, “t h. • ih will
send no armed force ot . m ver
nature, across their frontiers:":
''Common sense "’points rut t! ; t if
any strong nation ref n s join
with genuine sincerity >:■ tin : • .-on
ce'ted efforts for po! i■ ■ 1 i an.) eco
nomic peace, the one at . - a and
the other at London, prop: - > .-aii he
(ibstrnctf(I and nltimat' v 1,].. ....1."
said Mr. Roosevelt.
'In such event tin eivi'■■■•. it world.-’
seeking both forms of peace. \y"l
know where tin vemmn -iDi 1 ity tin'
failure lies.
“I urge that no jiaiietial assume a. respons hiliiy ami that mil i i •
■nations .joined in tin s' gr> at u
fercnces translate tin is prof s d
' policies into action. This . s the wry
to politcal and economic pe.m..
The message, contrary to long
standing diplomatic pi n t.i'ei. w- , ad
dressed directly to tin kn. p .r
tales and presidents ;pf a!!, of .;he
fifty-tour nations to be ri-pi ,.nd
at London, including 1, i -in. li w i ■
signed just ‘•Franklin !). Rons; wi:s
Will Hold Reunion In
Winston-Salem July
2nd to 5th
The 81 st “Wildcat” division will
, hold a tour-day reunion in Winston
Salem July 2 to 5, and from every
section of the eountrv the former
members of the historic division will
1 gather to renew the comradeships
formed during their service during
the hectic days of 1917-18.
In the personnel of the division
were sons of North and South Oaro
1 lina. Alabama, Tennessee, New York,
j Florida and every other state of the
Union. North Carolina had some
7,200 members.
The railroads are granting an ex
cursion rate of lc per mile from all
points south of New York city and
east of the Mississippi. There will
be an abundance of rooms at 50 and
76 cents per night, and the commit
tees representing the civic, fraternal
! patriotic and veteran bodies of the
1 reunion city are arranging a great
i welcome to all who attend.

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