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Volume 9
Number 4
John M. Cheek Elected
Head of County Schools
For the Next Two Years
Laurel Springs Man
Will Also Serve Two
Year Term
The Board of Education met Mon
day pursuant to the order of May
1. Mr. M. A. Higgins, who had for
a term of years been chairman of
the Board of Education, retired from
the Board earlier in the year and
the vacancy was filled by the Gen
eral Assembly by electing G. N.
Evans, Barrett, N. C., a member of
the Bqard of Education. The Board
proceeded to effect a new organiza
tion by electing M: E. Reeves, Laurel
Springs, chairman of the Board for
the ensuing term of two years.
After due consideration the Board
of education, by vote of all the mem
bers, unanimously elected John M.
Cheek Superintendent of Schools for
a period of two years. At a joint
session of the Board of Education
and the Board of County Commis
sioners, John M. Cheek was elected
Superintendent of Public Welfare for
the same period of time.
After calling the roll of all the
districts in the county and giving
consideration to the requirements of
the new school law about redistrict
ing the county, the Board adjourned.
Retailers of Beer to Pay
Tax of $15.00 In
The Town Council of Sparta had
a call meeting Tuesday night to dis
cuss matters of business. The min
utes of the last meeting were read
and approved. The Council passed
ordinances requiring retailers of beer
to pay a tax of $15. Penny slot ma
chines were taxed $2.50.
At this meeting Mayor Burgiss
submitted his resignation as Mayor
of Sparta. The council requested
Mayor Burgiss to remain in office
until a later meeting.
Wednesday morning Mr. Walter
M. Irwin, who has served as chief
of police for two years, resigned the
office, the resignation to be effective
June 8. No action of the Town
Council has been taken concerning
this resignation.
Convention To Bo Held
At State College
July 24th-29th
The thirty-first annual gathering
of the North Carolina State Farmers’
convention will be held at State Col
lege, Raleigh, during Farm and
Home week, July 24 to 29, inclusive,
according to an announcement made
by Charles A. Sheffield, secretary.
The meeting this year will likely
be one of the most notable gather
ings in the thirty years of the or
ganization. Through the efforts of
President E. C. Brooks, the Ameri
can Institute of Co-operation will
bold its short course and public
meetings at the college this summer.
The meeting will take place during
the same time as the farmers’ con
vention. Dean I. O. Schaub has said
that the annual conference of home
and farm demonstration agents will
be held during the week, and Di
rector T. E. Brown has announced
that the vocational teachers of the
state will meet for their annual
short course during the same period.
L. H. McCay, of Henderson coun
ty, is president of. the convention
this year and Mrs. Dewey Bennett,
of Forsyth county is president of the
state federation.
A widening breach between Presi
dent Roosevelt and Congress over
veterans allowances threatened Mon
day to tear asunder the administra
tion’s legislative program and indef
initely prolong the extra session of
On Fourth Lap
Jimmie Mattern, above, who
hopped off from Omsk, Siberia,
early Wednesday morning on the
fourth lap of his attempted solo
flight aroundjthe world. A broken
strut has thrown him approximately
10 hours behind the time of the
Post-Gatty record.
State and Nation
To Dish Out Jobs
Washington, June 6.—Follow
ing the adjournment of Congress
it is understood the administra
tion will move promptly to put
Democrats in many federal posi
tions now held by Republicans.
Now that Guy T. Helvering has
been confirmed by the senate as
commissioner of internal revenue
a number of collectors of internal
revenue will be named. C. H.
Robertson, of Hillsboro, will be
appointed collector in the North
Carolina division.
Award Degrees
Chapel Hill, June 6.—The Uni
versity of North Carolina awarded
approximately 400 degrees at its
138th commencement exercises
which were held in Kenan stadium
Tuesday evening at an impressive
sunset ceremony before a crowd of
several thousand people.
President Frank P. Graham,
presided, and he and Gov. J. C. B.
Ehringhaus delivered farewell ad
dresses to the graduates.
10 Hours Behind
Omsk, Siberia, June 7.— (Wed
nesday)—Jimmie Mattern, Ameri
can round-the-world flier, took off
toward Chita, Siberia, 1,700 miles
east of here, at 1:10 a. m. Mos
cow time (S;10 p. m. Tuesday,
eastern standard time.)
The Texas pilot was 10 hours,
41 minutes behind the pace set by
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty
when they set the world-girdling
record of eight days, 15 hours
and 51 minutes in 1931.
Attempt Assassinaton
Athens, Greece, June 6. — An
attempt to assassinate Eleutherios
Vanizelos, several times premier
of Greece and a leading European
statesman for many years, failed
late tonight. Shots fired by an
assailant wounded his wife and
Mme. Venizelos suffered four
bullet wounds.
An assassin fired upon them
while they were motoring from
Kiphiseia to Athens.
Attacks Woodin
Washington, June fl.—A de
mand for the resignation or, if
not tendered, the impeachment of
Secretary Woodin, was made in
the senate today by Robinson,
Republican, Indiana, as a result
of the disclosures that several
years before Woodin became sec
retary of the treasury he received
stock from I. P. Morgan and com
pany at reduced prices.
May Help Miners
Washington, June 6.—A pro
posal that the government permit
gold producers to export gold
mined in this country to take ad
vantage of higher prices abroad
has been presented to the admin
istration and is being given care
ful consideration.
Explains the Most Im
portant Items Which
Faced Assembly
R. A. Doughton, member of the
General Assembly, of this County,
being asked to give the Times a
statement as to the chief action
taken by the Legislature on the most
important items of the Legislature,
1. That the Legislature found a
deficit in the State, treasury accru
ing in the last four years of approx
imately $13,000,000. which: was
funded and provisions made to pay
the same at the rate of $1,000,000.
a year.
2. School expenses were reduced
from $23,000,000. to $16,000,000.
and all special districts were abolish
3. All levies of tax on land and
personal property for schools both
as to the six months and extended
term were abolished, thereby reliev
ing the tax payers of the 15 per cent
levy on each $100.00 of property
and those living in Special Tax dis
tricts were relieved in addition to
the 15 cent levy. The extra levy of
an average of 20 cents on the $100.
00 worth of property was taken off.
4. An eight mopths public school
was provided for all public schools,
provided the $16,000,000 appropria
tion will continue them that long.
Reductions were made in the sal
aries of school teachers, principals,
superintendents, as well as all State
5. In lieu of the property tax
above referred; to, income, inheri
tance, franchise and license taxes
were imposed’ on thos« liable for
such taxes and also a mail sales tax
of 3 per'cent was imposed to be col
lected by the ^merchant jtfrom their
customers. But sales of meal, flour,
lard, salt,'sugar, coffee, fish and
molasses were exempted from the
payment of sales tax. '
6. The General Assembly pro
vided an election in November next
for a vote for and against the repeal
of the Eighteenth Amendment, $t
which time delegates will be elected
for such a convention. If a major-1
ity vote against repeal, the conven-'
tion will not be held. If a majority
vote, for repeal, then a convention!
will be held. This election will be
held under the provisions of the
Federal law.
7. The other matters were not
of such general importance, except
the school machinery bill. All
present districts are abolished, and
new districts will be fixed by a State
School Commission. Dougherty, of
Boone, is the Commissioner of this
Total of $1,750 Received
By Alleghany; Em
ployment Better
Raleigh, June 2.—County allot
ments of Federal relief funds for
June were announced today by the
Governor’s office of Relief. A total
of $651,300 will be available for the
State during the month and this
amount will be sent to the county
.treasurers in four installments be
ginning June 5.
The total requested for the month
was reduced by approximately thir
teen per cent in the grant awarded.
Reports from all sections of the
State indicate considerable improve
ment in employment, and it is anti
cipated that funds made available
will be sufficient to meet necessary
relief needs. It is probable that re
lief needs for June will be nearly
twenty per cent under needs for
Guilford county received the larg
est appropriation for June, a total
of $61,300. Camden county re
ceived the smallest amount $1,310.
Alleghany county received $1,750.
All parties interested in Liberty
Baptist church cemetery are invited
to meet Wednesday, June 14, to set
the graves in order. The Decoration
service will be held on Sunday fol
lowing at 3 p. m. There will be
preaching Sunday night also.
President Roosevelt’s stand on Se
nate increases in veterans’ outlays
is being sought by house Democratic
leaders before asking their followers
to send the independent offices sup
ply bill to conference.
The Morgans at Washington
j An interesting photographic study of J. Pierpont Morgan, as lie con
ferred with his counsel, John \V. Davis, during his days before the Senate.
Investigating Committee at Washington. Insert is of Junis S. Morgan,
j son of the famous banker, also a member of the firm and at the Wash
j ington hearing with his father.
Pay Sum Of $71.63 To
Owners Of Sheep
Killed By Dogs
The Board of County Commis
sioners met on Monday to transact
such business as might come before
the Board. Chairman D. C. Duncan
and members H. G. Green and W. F.
Halsey were present.. The chairman
called the meeting to order and the
minutes of last, meeting were read
and approved.
After due consideration the Board
ordered the County-Treasurer to pay
the sum of $71.63 to the owners of
sheep killed by dogs during last
month. Claims were presented for
21 sheep. These sheep are paid for
at the rate of value placed" upon
them by the owners, on the tax
After considering a few other mat
ters of minor importance, the Board
To Discuss Relief Farm
And Garden Pro
Beginning next week there will be
a series of meetings held in the var
ious communities of Alleghany coun
ty for the purpose of discussing the
relief farm and garden program. It
is urged that all people of the com
munity attend these meetings, and
all people on the relief list are re
questd to attend. It will be an
nounced each week where these
meetings are to be held the follow
ing week. Next week's meetings
will be held at the following places^
Piney Creek schoolhouse, Monday
night, June 12, at 7:30.
Wolf Branch schoolhose, Tuesday
night, June 13, at 7:30.
Rich Hill schoolhouse, Wednesday
night, June 14, at 7:30.
Little Pine schoolhouse, Thursday
night, June 15th, at 7:30.
Methodist Church News
C. W. BUSSELL, Pastor
Rev. P. E. Howard, student at
Duke University, will preach at Piney
Creek Sunday at 3 p. m. We hope
to have a good crowd to hear him.
Decoration and Home-coming day
will be observed at Potato Creek
Sunday, June 11. We hope to have
Rev. G. G. Graham preach at 11 a.
m. and Rev. Luther Payne ft 1. p.
There will be no services at Shi
loh Sunday. We follow the old cua
tom of giving the eleven o’clock be
longing to Shiloh to Potato Creek
for the Decoration Service.
Church Notice
Services at the Baptist church in
Sparta Sunday morning at 11 o’clock
and in the evening at 8 o’clock will
be In charge of the pastor, Rev. J.
L. Underwood. Sunday school con
venes at 10 a. m. with Mr. W. B.
Reeves leading. Come to these ser
vices. Let the Lord have His way
on His Day.
Rev. J. L. Underwood, Pastor.
Thirteen Chickens
Are Killed By Fox
In Night Raid Here
Before dawn last Thursday a
hungry gray fox Came down from
Reynolds Knob to prospect for
food around town, t'haneing up
on Mr. V. M. Reeves' poultry yard
he proceeded to kill and eat.
Hearing a noise in the yard about
daylight Mr. Reeves got np and
went out to look around. He saw
no marauder, for reynard had se
creted himself under the house.
Later in the day Mr. Reeves
discovered the fox's hiding place
and decided that the fox should
pay for the thirteen fine young
chickens he had killed. It was an
opportune time for a fox race. Mr.
Dewey Sturdivant brought his dog
over, but the race was disappiint
ing. After dodging about under
a few houses, the fox was easily
overtaken and killed and Mr.
Reeves gave the remains to the
undertaker for disposal.
Grading Is Completed
And Surfacing Has
All the grading on the new high
way from Sparta to Laurel Springs
has been completed and the work
of surfacing is moving along rapidly
according to Mr. R. L. Hickerson.
resident engineer in charge of con
struction. Over a mile has already
been surfaced with creek gravel and
crushed rock. From Whitehead to
Laurel Springs there is a total of
eight and four-tenths miles to be
graveled. Later, it is thought, an
application of tar will be made on
the gravel.
This road is being constructed
with funds provided by the Federal
government to the State for emer
gency unemployment relief. Local
labor is being used. An average of
thirty men work in shifts of thirty
hours. In this way more men are
given employment.
The new road has been graded to
a width of 26 feet, and the gravel
surface will be 18 feet wide. It will
probably be completed by the first
of August. When the link below
the mountain in Wilkes is completed,
Sparta will be connected with
Wilkesboro by a first class road
through a beautiful scenic section of
the Blue Ridge.
Those who will administer the in
dustrial control bill repudiate sug
gestions that they seek to establish
a dictatorship over industry. The
administration’s first and chief ob
ject in this far reaching legislation,
as authoritiyely explained, is to put
men and women back to work and
revive buying power.
Higher wages for millions of
workers following close upon enact
ment of the industrial recovery act
are envisioned by Hugh S. Johnson,
selected to administer the legisla
tion, as a result of conferences with
business leaders the nation over.
Check-Up Of L deal9
Stores Reveal Much
The quantity of farm produce' sold
in Spart each week reveals the pro
ductivity of Alleghany farms. A can
vass was made of all the stores in
Sparta, dealing in farm produce and
the following facts were found:
During the week of Maj 29-Jnne
3 farmers sold over two thousand
pounds of butter, two thousand five
hundred dozens of eggs and over
thirteen hundred pounds of chickens.
This was an average week for hut-,
ter and eggs, and below the average
for chickens.
A canvass of all the merchants in
the county would reveal, no doubt,
i a much larger volume of trade in
produce. Smaller amounts of other
farm products are being sold in sea
son. Later potatoes, sweet corn,
berries, cabbage, tomatoes, beans,
and other produce will come on the
market. Alleghany farms are pro
ducing all the time, and although
prices are somewhat low. the farm
ers receive an income regularly.
Hold Meeting May 27th
At Home of W. Carl
The rural carriers of Alleghany
and their wives again held their an
nual county convention at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. Carl Irwin, at
Twin Oaks, Saturday night. May 27.
The Alleghany unit of the N, C. '
Rural Letter Carriers Association,
was organized,in 1928 with 100 per
cent membership, and has remained
100 per cent ever since, there being
ten carriers in the county. 1
The ladies’ auxiliary to the carrier
association was organized last year
by Mrs. Irwin with 100 per cent
membership, and also remains 100
per cent for the coming year.
Nine of the ten carriers were pres
ent, and seven of the ladies, at the
meeting Saturday night.
After all had arrived. they
motored to the Independence Thea
tre and enjoyed the show. Then
they assembled at the river where
they had arranged for a fish supper,
but were somewhat disappointed in
this. Then they returned to Twin
Oaks for lunch, after which an ho,ur
or two w_as„spent in discussing the
various matters pertaining to the
rural service, the election of offi
cers, etc.
Those present reported a very en
joyable evening.
| The following were present: Mr.
and Mrs. Lon Me Reeves, Mr. and
Mrs. Mack Woodie and two children,
Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Wagoner. Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Gentry, Mr. and Mrs.
Glenn Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Pugh. Mr. John Tucker, Mr. Vance
Choate , Mr. and Mrs. Carl Irwin,
Dr. Leff Choate, Mr. and Mrs. John
Gentry of Grayson, and Mr. Harl
Lundy, Independence, Va.
The majority of both the carriers
and the ladies are planning to at
tend the State Convention at Cliar
! lotte July 2-3-4.
Glade Valley News
Miss Nina Shoaf, Miss Evon Eld
! ridge, and Mr. Roscoe Collir.s are off
I this week for the Davidson Confer
1 ence, which lusts about ten days.
Mr. Richard J. Reynolds, Jr., was
a visitor passing through Glade Val
ley last week on a fishing trip. The
trout were rather shy that day. Bet
ter luck next time, Mr. Reynolds;
we are glad to have you visit our
j Mr. Don Shelton, who was strick -
j en with paralysis while visiting hi;*
I relative, Mr. Andrew Bryan, is stead
ily improving.
Mr. Marshall was greeted by a
good crowd at his appointment at
; Glade Valley Sqnday.
Messrs. Ralph Gentry, Page
Thompson and Bert Thompson are
planning a trip to the Rocky Moun
tains in the next few weeks.
The trustees o{ the Glade Valley
high school had their annual meeting
last week. The present faculty was
The latest application for entrance
into the gchool was from Washing
ton, D. Q.
The triumph of mind over matter
is best illustrated by the jobless
man who cheers up because things
cost mojff.—Publishers Syndicate. A

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