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The Alleghany Times—$TC55
Per Year—Cash in advance
No. 7
OUTSTANDING
Nj E W S EVENTS
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PAST WEEK
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Waihin-ton, June 27—Removal
11,
Southerners from the labor
market was revealed today as a pri
mary Objective of President Roose
velt’s proposed long-range economic
and sociald eVelopment of the Vapt
Tennessee River basin.
Raleigh, June 27—-W, .A. Graham
Commissioner o£?Agriculture, who re
pulsed numerous moves in the last
legislature to reorganize and disman
tle his department, yesterday forced
the resignation from the State Hoard
of Agriculture one of the men most
active ugainst him—George WattA
Hill, of Durham, son of State Sena
torj-jJohn Sprunt JJill.
Raleigh June27—The chance that
the electric Chair at State’s Prison
woaM claim its first woman victim
-/Friday faded yesterday when the
| ‘ trial judge and solicitor interceded
'for Sara Black on grounds that she
is a woman.
Vasa, June 27—Seventeen-month
old Alice Carolyn Evans came near
meeting a horrible death Sunday ev
ening when she toddled out from her
grandparent’s home onto the rail
road track and seated herself direct
ly in the path of Seaboard passenger
train No. 3. Tnfe child’s 13-year-old
uncle snatched' the child out of dan
ger just as the engine roared by.
WELL KNOWN WOMAN
OF COUNTY PASSES
One el CountyV Oldest Citi
zens.
Mrs. John A. Cahdill, of Whitehead
died from an attack of pneumonia
! last Saturday at the home of Major
Joines. Aunt Mahala, as she was
known by her many friends, was 93
fWars old*:. May 15; She had been af
ted for several years. She was
widely known in this section,
alkl had relatives in North Dakota,
West Virginia, and Maryland.
Funeral services were • conducted
’"iSni<ia$r by "Revs.- Hoppers,- Walker,
and Hamm, at Landmark Church and
interment was made in' the family
burying ground. A large crowd at
tended and many floral tributes ex
pressed the love and esteem of the
people for this good woman.
The flower girls were her grand
children and great grandchildren.
The grandchildren were: Ethel and
Vredia Pruitt. The great grandchil
dren were: Carmon Joines, Mrs. Hat
tie Joine3, Virginia Jeines, Earline
Joines, Stella Joines, Edith Pruitt,
JSdna Edwards, Ella
Orthelda Pruitt, and Paul
were her grand
great grandchildren,
were: J. C. Caudill
Joines. Great grandchildren
Joines, Avery Waddell
Bert Caudill and Glenn Richardson.
Funeral directors in charge were
Joines and Richardson. ’
NEW SCHOOL LAW
ELIMINATES SMALL DIST.
Number of Local Administra
tive OKieers Reduced.
Hie new school machinery act will
dmlMite many small school districts
Byi*»naolidations and provide trans
portation of pupils to better build
ings and teacher^, ascording to a
statement by Leroy Martin, Secre
tary of the State School Commission.
The plan will be to set up districts
on the high school basis, each district
having a high school and each dis
trict having one committee, hand
ling the affairs of the one or more
elementary schools in the district, as
well as the high school, Mr. Martin
said. He pointed out- the advantage
of one committee scattered^jpver the
district having charge of all schools
in the district, high and elementary.
Also, there will be advantage in hav
ing one superintendent or principal
over all of these schools, the elemen
tary units all being feeders to the
high unit topping the district sys
tem. me course of stud^ and meth
ods of- teaching in the elerhent&ry
schools would be under direction of
the high school head, he said.
# One county, with 40-odd districts
at present, has mapped out a plan
for a consolidation into nine districts
each having or expected to have in
the completed program, a high school
to top off the district. Until the high
school is provided in each district,
pupils may be transported to high
ach<-oh. in other districts, be pointed
out. Eliminating many local boards
will also eliminate much of the local
nHbod trouble, it is believed.
SILVER FOX FARMING
NEW INDUSTRY IN CO.
Alleghany Climate Favorable
For Successful Breeding
Pioneers in a new industry in Al
leghany County are W. L. Edwards,
Voscoe Edwards, and Bert Edwards.
Two years ago at their homes near
Whitehead they started to raise sil
ver foxes on a small scale. Breeding
stock was imported from Ohio. Now
they have a total of twenty-five fox
es, some silvers, reds, and grays.
So far as is known these men have
the onlyy silver fox farms in North
Carolina. It is thought that the high
altitude here is conclusive to success
in breeding and raising these fur
bearers.
The foxes are confined in long pens
completely covered with fine mesh
wire. Each pair breeds once a year
with from three to five in a litter.
Food consists of bread, milk, and si
milar articles. Occasionally fresh
meat is fed. Expense of upkeep is
about the same as that for a dog.
Breeding stock is very costly. The
cost of a pair ranges from $300 to
$1000. Pelts, which are in their prime
in November, sell from $80 to $700,
depending upon their quality and un
iformity. ^
If they are successful, the owners
expect to add minks and other fur
bearers to their stock next year.
At one time these men raised chic
kens and white rabbits for the mar
kest, but prices dropped so low that
profits vanished. Last year Mr.Ed
wards had 500 New Zealand rabbits,
but now he has only forty which he
is keeping for breeding.
CASES IN J. P’s. COURT
State vs. Jeff Sanders and Root
Sanders, charged with assault with
deadly weapon. Hearing waived and
defendants bound over to September
Superior Court.
State vs. Robt. Landreth, charged
with assault on Jeff Sanders and
Robt. Sanders. Hearing waived and
defendant bound over to September
Superior Court.
State vs. Troy Fortner, charged
with abandonment and non-support,
No compromise could be reached and
defendant was bound over to Septem
ber Superior Court under $200 bond.
Kilby Hash, colored, charged with
assault on his wife with shotgun,
rocks, and fist Saturday night, was
released on $100 bond and hearing
set for Monday, July 3.
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* LOCAL LETTER POSTAGE *
* REDUCED JULY FIRST *
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* Changes In Postal Laws and *
* Regulations effective July 1st are *
* as follows: *
* A letter for delivery in the same *
* town or city in which it is mail- *
* ed will require a two cent stamp *
* on July 1, and after. The rate on *
* mail for outside destinations will *
* continue at three cents. *
* Postmaster General Farley, an- *
* nouncing the reduction on local *
*maii, said the Post-office Depart- *
* inent hoped to regain much busi- *
* ness which was lost when the *
* rate was increased to three cents *
* last July. Many concerns have *
* been sending out bills and other '
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SALES TAX LAW EF
FECTIVE SATURDAY
3 Per Cent Tax Must Be pass
ed On To Consumer.
The general sales tax law which
was enacted by the last General As
sembly becomes effective Saturday,
July 1. This law provides that, \yith
certain exemptions, a three per cent
tax shall be imposed upon all mer
chandise sold at retail. This tax must
, not be absorbed by the merchant,
but must be passed on to the con
sumer. There has been some question
as to how the merchant will collect
this tax on small sales and whether
'stamps will be affixed to articles pur
chased. Commissioner Maxwell has
been conferring with various retail
merchants associations relative to
this matter and it is expected that
rules and regulations will be sent
merchants at an early date. It is gen
erally understood that on purchases
up to 35c. a. tax of one cent will be
collected; on purchases from 35c. to
65c., a two cent tax; and from 65c.
to a dollar, three cents.
The tax is not imposed on manu
facturers, wholesalers or jobbers, but
on the aggregate sales of all mer
chants selling to consumers direct,
but oertain items are exempted from
the tax, if proper record is kept and
report made of them. The exempt
items are adopted list public school
books at fixed prices; sales made to
Federal, State or local governments,
including public welfare and relief
sales; flour, meal, meat, lard, molas
ses, salt, sugar and coffee, but the
plain items as commonly used and
not including fancy products, as ce
reals, canned or jar meats, butter,
oils or fats, syrups, evaporated milks
an<$ sugar, salt or coffee substitutes.
Retail merchants are required to
secure in advance a license costing
$1 foi? a year, and pay the three per
ceift tax accrued in monthly install
ments fby the 15th of the next month
unless the monthly tax is less than
$10, when it may be paid quarterly
or if less than $10 per quarter, then
annually.
Commissioner Maxwell peints out
that this tax is in addition to any
other tax imposed by law, stating
that gasoline and commercial fertili
zer, on which an inspection tax is
paid, are exempt from the sales tax.
C0MMISSI0NLI MITS USE
OF SCHOOL BUSES
Provide Transportation To
and From SchoolOnly.
From now on school buses may be
used only for the purpose of trans
portation of pupils to and from school
for the purpose of attending classes
during the prescribed school day, ac
cording to a letter to school officials
from Secretary Leroy Martin of the
State School Commission. The letter
follows:
“To County and City School Officials:
The practice of using school trucks
for various funotions other than
transporting pupils to and from
school has caused considerable dis
cussion in all sections of the state
among both school officials and oth
er ctizens. During the past week nu
merous requests for information re
lative to the use of school have been
filed with the State School Commis
sion, and these requests prompted
the action of the Commission in its
recent meeting in promulgating a
regulation governing the use oi
school trucks. This regulation should
not require a lengthy explanation
for it states very clearly that there
is one use gf a school truck— “to
transport pupils to and from school
for the purpose of attending classes
during the prescribed school day.”
School transportation regulation
No. 1 "the school truck shall be used
only to transport pupils to and from
school for the purpose of attending
classes during the prescribed school
day.”
This action of the State School
Commission is taken in view of the
fact that the State School funds are
not sufficient to meet the cost of any
school activities other than those ab
solutely necessary for the actual op
eration of the school.
LEROY MARTIN,
Executive Secretary.”
CHURCH NOTICES
Decoration services will be held
at Meadow Creek, four miles west of
Galax, Va., Sunday, July 2, at 10
o’clock. Elder W. H. Handy will have
charge of the service.
I will preach at New Hop next Sun
day morning at 11 o’clock and at
! Jefferson at night. The revival at
Scottville is continuing through the
.second week at Scottville, with good
prospets.
J. L Underwood, Pastor
LATE NEWS
—FROM THE]—
STATE AND NATION
Raleigh, N. C.—Gov. Ehringhaus
proclaimed the week beginning Mon
day as “Cotton Acreage Reduction
Week.” Field workers began Monday
in 67 counties to seek contracts for
cotton reduction. Their goal is to re
tire 363 thousand acres of cotton
from cultivation through voluntary
agreements of the growers.
Washington, June 24—A process
ing tax of about six cents a pound
will be put into effect soon on cigar
leaf tobaccos to finance a program
of reducing the acreage of this year’s
crop.
Barnstable, Mass., June 24—Ken
neth Buck was sentenced tonight to
not less than 24, nor more than 25
napping of 10-year-old Margaret
“Peggy” McMath and the extortion
of $60,000 ransom from her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Neil C. McMath, of
Harwichport and Detroit.
London, June 24—A drive for an
international accord to raise prices
in harmony with the American re
covery program was under way in
the world economic conference to
night as Secretary of State Cordell
Hull assailed the sources of sugges
tions that internal and inter-govern
mental schemes of action were in
conflict.
Charlotte, June 24—A lock box
stolen from the Catawba Bank at
Catawba last November, was found
in the Catawba river today. It con
tained several thousand dollars in
bonds.
Chicago, June 24—Robert W. Ma
drey, director of the news bureau of
the University of North Carolina,
was today elected president of the
American College Publicity Associa
tion at the closing sessions of the
14th annual convention of the organi
zation which was held here at the
Hotel Bismarck.
years in state’s prison
Washington, N. C., June 24—The
federal government has inaugurated
i permanent reclamation, reforesta
tion, and recreational development in
Hyde county, on the 46000 acre Swan
Quarter game refuge.
Washington, June 25—A general
revision of Federal tax laws to re
move present inequalities and to
bring them in line with present eco
nomic conditions will be presented to
the next Congress, it was learned to
night.
Langley Field, Va., June 25—Four
Langley Field fliers whose plane
crashed into the James river near
Ftushmere last night, were sought
today in the vicinity of the partially
submerged craft. Albert C. Olive, of
Smithfield, N. C., was among the
missing men.
Chicago, June 26—The most ~ up
roarious trading session in the mod
ern history of Western grain mar
kets sent wheat prices up seven cents
to within three-fourths cent of a dol
lar today and added approximately
370,600,000 to the potential wealth
of America’s farmers.
Local People Visit
Reforestation Camps
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Reeves and
Sheriff and Mrs. McMillan visited
Forest Camp F. A. near Barnards
ville. This camp for men employed in
the reforestation service is located in
a beautiful mountain section about 20
miles iiora Asheville. Reports are
that the boys are liking camp life
fine. At present they are mainly em
ployed in cleaning up the camp, get
ting a water supply, building houses,
and a machine shop. Lrtera they will
build roads, cut out dead timber, and
plant trees.
There are 180 boys in this camp
which is in charge of army officers.
The camp is divided into groups, each
group being detailed to certain defi
nite tasks. Plenty of nourishing food
Ls furnished, and such recreation as
baseball, boxing, and games are pro
vided.
Both Mr. Reeves and Sheriff Mc
Millan have boys in the camp.
Bill Collins Wins Pen
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