Volume 9 SPARTA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1933 Number 2
I ATE NEWC
State and Nation
Tokio, May 23.—An agreement
for a 8i no-Japanese truce which
leaves Peiping free from .Japa
nese occupation was signed at
Pieping today, according to news
dispatches to the capital.
Before receipt of these reports,
official Japanese quarters fore
cast the early conclusion of a
North China armistice.
Gales Cause Deaths
Kansas City, May 2S.—Nine
teen persons were killed by tor
nadoes and heavy gales which
yesterday causetl damage to
buildings and crops estimated at
several millions of dollars in
widely scattered localities in Ne
braska, Kansas, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Montana, Minneso
ta and Colorado.
Pass Bank Bill
Washington, May 23.—A thun
derous chorus of “ayes” today
put. through the house the ein
compassing Glass-Steagall banl
reform bill designed to safeguard
the deposits of money earners and'
give assurance that federal re
serve member banking will be
strictly separated from specula
College Head Dying
Gastonia, May 23.—Dr. W. J.
McGlothlin, president of Furman
university, Greenville, S. C., in
jured in an automobile crash
near King’s Mountain, on May
16, today was given “only a few
days to live by Dr. L. N. Glenn,
staff surgeon at City hospital
here where Dr. McGlothlin is a
Paid No Income Tax
Washington, May 23.—A sen
ate investigating committee was
told today that none of the 20
members of J. P. Morgan and
company paid any income tax for
the years 1931 or 1932 because
of losses reported by their firm.
N. Y. Goes Wet
Albany, N. Y., May 23.—A
strong wet vote in upstate coun
ties tonight indicated a wet vic
tory in New York state’s special
election of delegates to the state
Jackson T Roup
Taken By Death
Canon City, May 13.—Jackson T.
Roup* 68, well-known Canon City
man and former district road over
seer, died at his home at 403 Green
wood avenue early Saturday morn
Mr. Roup had been in ill health
for a number of months. He had
been confined to his bed for the
past three weeks.
Mr. Roup was born in North Caro
lina on Jan. 14, 1865. He lived in
that state in his early life and later
moved to Colorado. He lived in
Canon City for several yeara, and
moved to Routt county about 32
years ago. He was regarded as one
of the most prominent cattle men in
that section until he sold his large
ranch six years ago, and removed to
He was appointed road overseer
for county district No. 1 under com
missioner D. N. Cooper, and held
that position for four years.
Because of his position as road
overseer, Mr. Roup became acquain
ted with many persons in' this region
and there are scores of friends who
mourn his death. He was a mem
ber of the Masonic and Elks lodge.
He is survived by his widow in
Canon City, one son, Bruce, of Yam
pa; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Chap
man, of Oak Creek and seven grand
Funeral services for Mr. Roup will
be held at the Wilson chapel Mon
day afternoon at 2 o’clock. The
Rev. James Norvell of Yampa, long
time friend of the Roup family, will
conduct the services.
Burial will be in the Masonic sec
tion at Greenwood cemetery.
The body of Mr. Roup will lie in
state at the Wilson chapel Sunday
afternoon from 4 to 5 o’clock. The
casket will not be opened at the fu
neral services.—Oanoii C^ty Daily
Clyde Smith and family of Penn
sylvania, are visiting Mrs. Smith’s
father, John Choate, of Vox.
DEATH TAKES BRIDE
OF ONLY 14 MONTHS
Mrs. Lonnie Higgins Is
Buried at Crab
The death yesterday of Mrs. Lon-!
; nie Higgins is a sad chapter in one1
i of the homes on the newly settled
I Willwood project south of Powell.
She and her young husband had been
married but fourteen months and
they had become nicely established
on their homestead, and all seemed :
to be going nicely with them. Death !
entered their threshhold as Mrs. Hig
gins was about to become a mother, i
and left sorrow in its wake. For
some days the condition of Mrs. Hig
gins had been growing more critical
and Wednesday forenoon she was
taken to the Whitlock hospital in a
hopeless condition. She failed: to
rally and died */iat afternoon at 3
The body of Mrs. Higgins is being i
taken to the old family home town j
of Sparta, North Carolina, for burial.
It is the wish of her rarents, ex
pressed in a wire to Mr. Higgins, j
that she be laid to rest there, where
she was born and grew to woman
Mr. Higgins is leaving with his
wife’s body on the Friday afternoon
train, planning to arrive at his North
Carolina destination next Tuesday, j
Mrs. Higgins, who was only 23
years of age, is survived by her hus-!
band, her parents in North Carolina
and three brothers and four sisters.
Her maiden name was Lillian Ethel
Blevins.—The Powell Tribune (Wyo
The remains of Mrs. Lonnie Hig- J
gins arrived at Galax Tuesday at
10:30 a. m. and were brought im
mediately to the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Blevins
The funeral was conducted from
Crab Creek church Wednesday by
Rev. George Miles and interment by
Sturdivant Brothers in the nearby
cemetery in the presence of a very
large crowd of relatives and friends.
The floral offering was a very beau-|
tiful one, some of the flowers being ,
sent from Wyoming by friends there. j.
The flower girls were her cousins
and class mates: Mrs. Nannie Hig-j
gins, Alma Black. Bertie Handy, El- j
sie Wagoner, Clarice Fender, Ruby
Edwards and Misses Pauline Ed
wards, Ruby Edwards, Gertrude An-j
drews, Dorothy Andrews, Eva Rec
tor, Vena Reynolds, Ruth Hoppers
and Miss Hincher.
The pall-bearers were six of her
cousins: R. E. Black, Kyle Edwards,
Dean Andrews, Oney Andrews, Fred
Handy and Clyde Wagoner.
UNION MEETING IS
Large Number of Peo
ple Profess Faith In
The union meeting that closed
here last Friday night, was one of j
the most successful meetings held
in Sparta for many years.
It was held in the Baptist church,
the preaching done by a Methodist
preacher and the Presbyterian
preacher assisted in the singing. The
loyalty and co-operation by the
workers of all denominations and
especially the business men showed
that our people have not forgotten
God during these days of depression.
Rev. Armbrust preached interest
ing and forceful sermons twice a
day to large and attentive crowds.
His appeal to young people, his ad
vice to members of the church was
excellent and enjoyed by all that
came to hear him.
A large number of professions
during the meeting was evidence of
,the unusual interest manifested.
There were ten additions to the
Methodist church; five to the Bap
tist and three to the Presbyterian.
The singing was fine, especially by
the junior choir, and they should be
congratulated and encouraged.
The pastors are thankful to all
those that had a part in the meet
I ing and for the hearty co-operation
. and attendance.
i This meeting has shown that there
I is strength in unity and work.
The meeting was closed by the
pastors standing on the platform
with hands joined and the entire j
coftgregation singing “Blest Be the
Tie that Binds Our Hearts in Chris
There is expected only a small
amount of relief funds for this coun
ty next month. And there may not
i be any funds available at all.
Our Last Issue
For a number of years we have enjoyed the
pleasure of serving the people of Alleghany county in
the capacity of publishing The Alleghany Times. This
paper was established at our own initiative out of the
interest that we entertained for the people of Alleghany
and for the upbuilding of Sparta and our county.
We have made many sacrifices and it has been a
difficult task in many ways, however, the friendship
established among those who have so loyally supported
us has been worth all the trouble and disappointments.
This is the last issue for us to publish. Your new
friends will take up the work where we leave off and
will continue to send out The Times in their own way.
We are confident you will be pleased with their paper
for they are better equipped to publish a newspaper
than at any time in the history of the county.
We have made a special effort to please all the peo
ple but like all public businesses, we have those among
us who are ready to criticise and our ways probably
have not met the absolute approval of everyone. WTe
have done our best under the circumstances and we
have no apology to make for the mistakes we have
During the depression, we have carried many of
our subscribers along in arrears and at present we have
many names on our books who are behind with their
subscription. We want to ask those who have not paid
up to see us on the first Monday in June and pay the
amount due us to date and make further arrangements
with the new organization about their future subscrip
tion. We insist that every man owing us an account
settle at once, for it will save us the trouble of coming
to see them. We have played more than fair by offer
ing to carry these accounts and we expect everyone to
met us half way. If you do not have the cash, then
settle anyway. We must close all accounts.
We sincerely appreciate our friends and we stand
ready to serve them, no matter how great the task.
We appreciate everyone who has supported us in
our efforts to give Alleghany county a newspaper. It
has been through their support we have been able to
stay in business and now that we change to another
field, we not only want to thank you, but we want you
to know that our heart is centered with the people of
the county and no matter where we are, your best in
terest has first consideration in our mind.
We have tried to keep politics out of our paper and
when it became necessary to use any politics at all, we
have tried to balance each side. No one ran criticise
The Times for its stand politically.
All religious denominations have had equal advan
tages and it has been a pleasure to assist each church
in every way possible.
We have tried to give each community equal oppor
tunity by printing the news of their section as sent in
by their representative.
We have exercised every effort in the interest of
our county seat, to make it a better town and while we
have made bitter criticism editorially about some of the
policies practiced in Sparta, it has been through love for
the town and the best interest of the public generally.
The past eight years have been a great experience
and the only regretable fact has been that we were not
equipped with the necessary plant to show our ability
and to publish a newspaper as we would like to have.
Now as we go out, we want to again thank you and .
wish for each individual in Alleghany county a success
ful future. And as for our county, may it remain one
of the foremost in our grand old State, and may it re
flect its excellent government and noble citizenship un
til it is recognized as the best county in the State of
Minnie Kennedy Dies
In Morganton Hospital
Mrs. Minnie Kennedy, 49, died at
the State hospital in Morganton
Tuesday following a prolonged ill
ness. She had been in ill health for
several months and was recently tak
ne to the hospital for treatment but
her condition gradually grew worse
until her death.
She was the widow of the late J.
L. Kennedy and is survived by five
Funeral services were conducted
at Turkey Knob Wednesday by Eld
ers Hoppers and Tolliver.
BAPTISTS CRITICIZE ROOSEVELT
The Southern Baptist convention
at Washington Monday night voted
down a motion to strike from its
program a resolution deploring the
attitude of President Roosevelt on
prohibition and “especially that he
allowed the White House to be used
to 'advertise the beer business.” In
stead it adopted the social service
commission report containing the
paragraph of disapproval.
DRAW FIRST DIVIDEND
A line of depositors which at
times extended out into the street
filed into the Commercial National
bank of High Point Monday to re
ceive the 15 per cent dividend which
had been ordered by John D. Biggs,
Methodist Church Newi
The decoration service will be he!
at Shiloh church the first Sunday i
June at 11 a. m. There will be n
service at Sparta church on that day
We have ten additions to th
church as a result of the meetin;
just closed. Eight by vows and tw
by letter. Our church has bee:
greatly benefited spiritually by th
revival. We thifck our town has al
so benefited by having Brother Arm
brust with us during this meeting
We greatly appreciate the spier
did work done by the ladies of th
two missionary societies in takin
the religious census of the town prt
ceeding the revival.
The pastor will hold regular sei
vices at Cox’s Chapel and Potat
Creek Sunday at 11 a. m. and 2:3
p. m. The class of young people r«
ceived into the church at Potat
Creek some time ago, will be bai
tised Sunday evening following th
service at the church. The plac
will be announced at the church.
By request of the newly organize
League at Shiloh church the Spart
League will go to Shiloh Sunda
night and give their regular prc
gram. The group will leave th
church at Sparta at 7:30. Cars wi
be provided for the Leaguers.
P. C. Collins and family sper
Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Ro
Todd in Virginia.
FISH HOOK CASE IS
WON BY PLAINTIFF
IN YADKIN COURT
Civil Term Ends Friday
Afternoon at Yad
FEW CASES TRIED
Yadkin Superior court for the
trial of civil cases ended Friday af
ternoon. The term was planned for
a two weeks session and jurors
summoned for both weeks but the
second week was called off Friday.
The jurors were on hand Monday
for tlie second week but were not
used. Judge Michael Schenck pre
sided over the term.
Only a few cases of importance
! were tried. A few cases were coni
j promised and three divroces grant
< Dram Case
The case of Janies C. Coram
against the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco
: Co., was one of the lengthy cases
I tried. This is known as the “fish
hook” case. The basis of the suit
' was the contention of Mr. Coram
that while biting off a chew of plug
tobacco, a product of the Reynolds
! company, he bit into a fish hook,
sticking the hook in his lip. He
; claimed that it was necessary for
him to go to a doctor for medical
' attention and the removal of the
! hook. The Reynolds company
! claimed that if there was a fish
j hook in the plug it was an accjdent
and not the fault of the company
and they were not responsible. After
| a trial lasting almost two days the
jury awarded Mr. Coram damages in
the sum of $1,200. The tobacco
company gave notice of appeal.
The next case taken up and the
I most hotly contested one was that
1 of J. D. Pardue, 9 years old, by his
1 next friend, Mrs. Geneva Pardue,
agaipst Dr. Fred M. Hane^ of Win
ston-Salem. This case was the re
sult of an accident last July when
the car of Dr. Hanes which he was
driving himself, struck and injured
the boy in front of the home one
I mile east of Yadkinville. The ac
! cident occurred on a Monday morn
ing as Dr. Hanes was going from
his cottage at Roaring Gap to his
office in Winston-Salem.
The plaintiff claimed that Dr.
Hanes was driving at a reckless and
dangerous rate of speed and other
allegations which contributed to the
! striking of the boy, who spent sev
' eral weeks in a Winston-Salem hos
i pital. Dr. Hanes claimed that the
boy jumped off a wagon directly in
front of his car and it was impos
sible for him to see the boy or ]
j avoid the accident and that he was
driving at a moderate rate of speed.
I Witnesses testified that he was
| driving about 40 miles an hour. The
i jury awarded damages in the sum
| of 1600.00 after hearing evidence
| and attorneys’ arguments for two
: days. Pardue’s attorneys gave no
tice of appeal.
j Dr. Hanes carried liability insur
i ance for several thousand dollars
and it is understood that an amount
S about four times the damages award
| ed had been offered to settle the
! case out of court. Attorneys ap
pearing for the boy were Wallace &
! Wall of Winston-Salem, J. H. Fol
5 ger of Mt. Airy and L. D. Kelly of
| Yadkinville. Attorneys appearing
II for Dr. Hanes were A. E. Hall. Yad
! kinville, Fred Hutchens and James
11 Gay of Winston-Salem.
j i ,___
(Miss Bvon Eldridge Entertains
i Miss Evon Eldridge, of Glade
j Valley, entertained a few of her
j friends at a birthday party Tuesday
1 evening. At eight o’clock twenty
e six young people assembled in the
- school auditorium where they en
- joyed several interesting games. At
. the conclusion of the games, the
- guests were served a delicious re
b freshment course. Miss Eldridge re
? reived many lovely and useful gifts.
- Those present were: Misses Virginia
Stoker, Nina Shoaf, Gussie Long
- bottom, Dorothy Jordan, Mabel An
9 drews, Blanche Marshall, Francis
J and Georgia Bryan, Lois and Billie
- Millsaps, Grace Gentry, Ruby Harris.
9 Hattie Maines, Ruth Hayes, Clarice
- Thompson; Messrs. Bert, Clay and
b Page Thompson, Tom Greene, Bain
b Jordan, Ted Wyatt, Woodrow Park,
Roscoe Collins, Claude Evans, Page
i i Stoker and Charlie Richardson.
y ' MOVE TOWARD ADJOURNMENT
-! Congress Saturday put an extra
e push into clearing its road to ad
1 journment—looked for in mid-June
—while President Roosevelt earnest
ly considered a half-dozen pressing
t domestic and international projects
b and then set out down the Potomac
j for a week-end of well-earned rest.
NOTED IN STATE’S
Surry, Yadkin and Alle
ghany Show De
WILKES IS HIGHER
A continued improvement in the
status of destitution in North Caro
lina is indicated by a report released
by the governor’s office of relief
which states that the total amount
of money spent for relief purposes
during April amounted’to $1,091,- - • *i
S;!5 as compared with $1,323,346
spent during March, a decrease of
$231,511. or about 17.5 per cent.
The report shows that the de
crease in expenditures is even great
er than the decrease in number of
families, which was from 164,000 to
138,000, or about 16 per cent, thus
revealing the encouraging fact that
not. only are fewer families being
aided but that those yet destitute are
requiring less assistance than pre
viously. Tire average expenditure
per family during April was $7.90 as
compared with $8.07 lor March,
The total amount spent in each of
the following counties during April
as compared with March follows:
Surry, March $9,898, April $8,
971; Alleghany, March $2,565, April
51.103; Yadkin, March $6,959. April
$4-314: Wilkes, March $10,157,
With the exception of Wilkes
bounty, which showed an increase,
the remaining three counties listed
above showed decreases in expendi
SURRY MAN MEMBER
John H. Folger, of Mt.
Attorney John H. Folger, of Mt.
Airy, has been appointed a member
of the new state school commission,
it was revealed Sunday when mem
bers of the commission were an
nounced by Governor J. C. B. Eh
Mr. Folger, who is the represen
tative of the fifth congressional dis
trict—one member being chosen
from each district—is also one of
six members appointed who have
served on the board of equalization,
which administered the state's six
months school term.
Under the 1933 school law the
school commission, of which the
governor is ex-officio chairman, is
the most powerful school adminis
tratrive body ever created in the
state. It will have practically un
limited power in reaching decisions
involving operation of the eight
months school term.
FAR FROM SETTLED
Although much has been said and
written about a proposed settlement
of the Smith Reynolds case through
the establishment of a huge Rey
nolds endowment in which other
members of the Reynolds family
might join, the case is far from be
ing settled, it was announced Sun
TO ('VT COSTS
On the awning-covered decks of
the yacht Sequoia, President Roose
velt and his guardian of federal ex
penditures—Lewis W. Douglas, di
rector of the budget—Sunday draft
ed into near final form a wide gov
ernmental reorganization program
through which they expect to pro
duce savings of more than $3,000,
000 during the next fiscal year.
(iRAMTK FALLS MAN HURT
Late Sunday afternoon a man
identified as J. F. McFall, 50, of
Granite Falls, was seriously injured
when his car left the Charlotte high
way on a curve near Statesville, and
turned over several times. Mr. Mc
Falls was thrown 10 feet into the
air and fell 15 feet from where his
List Your Property
Saturday, May 27th will be my
last day to list taxes in Gap Civil
Township. Please see me at the
office of the Register of Deeds on
C. M. WILSON.