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Sparta, N. C.
COY E. MADE, ..Manager
The fact that Alleghany County
ranks 99th in teacher training in
North Carolina does not mean that
the county school system has been
retrogressing. On the other hand Al
leghany has advanced a great deal
during the last twenty-five years, but
the fact is that other counties have
moved forward at a faster pace. A
few years ago Alleghany ranked
ahead of Surry, Wilkes, Watauga,
and Ashe Counties in teacher train
ing, but in recent years these coun
ties have raised their certification
requirements for teachers and forged
ahead of Alleghany. With full State
control of schools it is only a matter
of time before the State will cease
to issue low certificates. The Board
acted wisely in calling the attention
of teachers to present trends in state
education and in giving two years
for teachers to meet certification re
In writing the account of a suicide
in another state a correspondent
gave the story thus: “So he took a
rope, went to the barn, put a noose
around his neck, tied the other end
to a rafter, and took one jump for
the promised land. An immense
crowd attended the funeral.”
Coxs Chapel News
The Cokesbury school closed Fri
day night, June 30, and twenty-eight
received certificates of credit on “The
Life of Christ.” •
Miss Marilen Osborne spent Sun
day afternoon with Miss Rheba
Mrs. Horton Phipps has been with
Mrs. Don Shores of Sparta the last,
week. The latter is seriously ill.
guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Osborne
Mrs. Hoyt Cox and children were
Miss Grace Gilham, of Sparta, has
been visiting Mrs. Carrie Phipps and
her grandfather, Mr. Horton Phipps,
for several days.
Mrs. E. P. Osborne spent Wednes
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mil
lard Phipps.
Rev. and Mrs. C. W. Russell and
children visited at the home of Troy
Cox, Millard Phipps, T. C- Black, and
Jincy Osborne last week.
Mr. Burton Osborne was a business
visitor in Independence Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Worth Howard and
family visited Mrs. Howard’s Moth
er, Mrs. Nan Cox, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Cox attended
the Memorial services at Bethany
Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Lucile Cox’s side of the Ep
worth League entertained Mr. Bob
Mountain Island Saturday, July 1st.
Wall’s Leaguers with a picnic near
After the leaguers had played and
enjoyed several games, they enjoyed
a feast of pickles, sandwiches, fried
chicken, and many other good things.
There were about forty present, and
every one enjoyed himself greatly.
Misses Mazy Cox and Ethel Ward
attended the Memorial service at
Mount Zion Sunday, July 2.
Those visiting at the home of Mil
and Mrs. Donald Kennedy, Mrs. Lil
Mrs. Ernest Finney and sons, Mr.
lard Phipps Sunday were Mr. and
lian Spicer, Misses Dorothy Wooten,'
Rheba Phipps, Ethel Finney, and
Marilen Osborne, and Messrs. Wayne,'
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shepherd and
sons Billy and Vern, and Frank Shep
herd, hade a business trip to West
Jefferson Saturday.
Mr. Paul Allen and Miss Ethel
Pugh made a business trip to North
Wilkesboro last week. They were ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Pugh and Mrs. Troy Pugh.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Woodie of
Welch, W. Va., are spending a few
days with Mr. Woodie’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Woodie.
The decoration and memorial ser
vice at Mt. Zion Sunday was well
attended. The pastor, W. H. Benfield,
preached an inspiring sermon. The
people gathered in the cemetery and
showed their respect for the dead by
placing beautiful floral tributes on
the graves.
Visitors to the Mt. Zion memorial
service were as follows: Mr. and Mrs.
John Phipps and Clarence Cox of
Galax, Va., Mr. and Mrs. W. D. An
Gell, of Kannapolis, N. C., Mr. Newt
Clark and family, of Crossnore, N.
C., Hobart Crouse, Wilma Crouse,
Wint Ward, and Ethel Ward, of Ma
ple Shade, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hamp
ton, of Stratford, N. C., Mrs. Maggie
Smith and son, of Nathans Creek,
Mr. Itob Evans of Florida, Mr. and
Mrs. Clinton Halsey, of Sparta, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Woodie, of Welch,
W. Va., Miss Helen Rosser, of Ten
nessee, Mr. Tom Cox and sister, Min
nie, of Detroit, Mich., and Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Shepherd, of Twin Falls,
Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. S.
Where It Goes And
Whence It’s To Come
Duning the next two years the
State of North Carolina expects to
spend a considerable sum of money
in performing various function of
government. Just where the money
will be spent and from whence it is
scheduled to come should be interest
ing information to every citizen. The
Durham Herald has compiled this in
teresting information as to income
and expenditures:
The 1933 legislature appropriated
a total of $41,114,450 to the various
agencies of the state government for
the fiscal year 1933-34. Of this total
$9,125,100 is for debt service under
the highway fund.
Another $4,243,275 goes toward the
fund, making a total of $11,368,385
for interest and principal on public
debts. This amount subtracted from
the $41,114,450 total leaves $29,746,
070 for operating expenses of the
state government and all its agencies.
Sixteen millions of this operating to
tal goes to the public schools, leaving
a balance of $13,746,070. Of this bal
ance$6,379,100 is allocated to the
highway fund for the maintenance
of state and county roads. This re
duces the operating blaance to $7,
366,790. Appropriations to the state
universities and other institutions of
higher learning total $1,371,000, leav
ing a balance of $5,995,970. This bal
ance is distributed among the State
agencies as follows: judicial, $318,
000; Confederate pensions, $722,415;
administrative and executive depart
ments, $935,325; charitable institu
tions, $1,366,580, and $350,000 for
The $15,807,860 appropriated to the
highway fund for debt service and
road maintenance is derived from
the gasoline tax—$12,000,000— and
motor vehicle registrations, $3,900,
000. The $25,306,595 general fund ap
propriation is derived from the fol
lowing sources; corporate franchise
and income taxes, $13,600,000; retail
merchants sales tax, $8,400,000; in
dividual income and inheritance tax,
$1,800,000; business and license taxes,
$1,500,000; fees and non-tax revem
ues, $600,000.
There is one definite conclusion to
be drawn from these figures: that
this state is carrying a heavy debt
load. “Of course we borrowed and
spent the money and must pay it
back,” as The Herald says, but $11,
368,385 is a considerable portion of a
total annual budget of $41,000,000.
It is about one-third as much as we
are spending to operate the entire
state government, including $16,000,
000 for schools. No private business
could prosper under such a debt load
and neither can a state government.
“The other side of the ledger,
where the money comes from, like
wise is interesting. A study of this
list shows quite plainly that North
Carolina business establishments are
carrying their share of the tax load.
Franchise and income taxes assess
ed against corporations account for
$13,600,000. The retail merchants are
looked to for. another $8,400,000—to
be paid of course by the consumer.
“But there is another side of the
picture. The spending agencies are
not provided with lavish allowances.
The figure may seem large at first
glance but when the number of in
mates and students is considered, $1,
366,000 for charitable and correction
al institutions and $1,371,000 for state
universities do not seem staggering.
The inevitable conclusion is that gov
ernment is getting more so each
year. If the government is taking on
new duties and expanding its services
it ought to increase in cost. We have
an idea such is the case, though the
taxpayer does not like the explana
tion for the increase in tax levies.”—
Mt. Airy Times.
r*. .
)Winston-Salem Journal.
Much as we admire and favor the
Roosevelt administration’s plan of at
tack on depression, we have a pro
found conviction that there is some
thing wrong somewhere when a State
like North Carolina can get millions
for roads, while schools and colleges
and universities must suffer almost
to the point of disaster for lack of
There is something badly wrong,
too, when a city like Winston-Salem
can get two hundred thousand dollars
to build streets, while our children
are in danger of being robbed of ade
quate educational advantages, due tc
failure of any governmental agency
—city, State or Federal -to provide
sufficient money to give them the
sort of schools they ought to have.
A civilization that puts roads and
streets ahead of schools is headed in
the wrong direction. Unless it chang
; es its course, there is- grave danger
/ahead for it.
F. Smith Sunday, were: Mr. and Mrs.
L. C. Hampton and children, Mr. and
Mrs. Blake Hampton, Miss Phoebe
Fowlkes, Mr. Glenn Warden, Mr. Ev
erette Crouse, Eugene Hampton,
Fred Hampton, Mrs. Ella Hampton,
Mollie Hampton, and Mildred Stur
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shepherd and
family spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. H. Clay Smith.
Mrs. John F. Cox has an exception
ally fine garden. Relief workers
workers should visit this garden.
perior Court.
E. H. Smith, Plaintiff,
R. G. Surratt, Defendant.
Under and by virtue of authority ol
writ of execution directed to the un
dersigned by the Clerk of the Super
ior Court in the above entitled action
I will offer for sale at public auctior
at the Court house door to the high
est bidder for cash on August 7th
1933, at 12 o’clock M., all the right
title and interest of the defendant ir
and to the following described rea
estate to satisfy said execution:
FIRST TRACT: Containing 38 30
100 acres, more or less, being the
tract of land conveyed by B. L. Col
lins and wife to R. G. Surratt, by
deed dated January 20, 1931, which
deed is recorded in the office of the
Register of Deeds of Alleghany Coun
ty in Book 39 at Page 433.
SECOND TRACT: Containing 116
acres, more or less, being the land
conveyed by M. T. Caudill and wife
to R. G. Surratt by deed dated Octo
ber 28th, 1925, which deed is record
ed in the office of the Register of
Deeds of Alleghany County in Book
34, Page 419, to both of which deeds
and records thereof reference is here
by made for a complete and specific
description, both of said tracts of
land being situated in Glade Creek
Township, Alleghany County.
This July 5, 1933.
r. b. mcmillan,
Sheriff of Alleghany County.
5t-July 6
I have in my hands for collection
executions issued by the Clerk of the
Superior Court of Alleghany County
issued upon judgments taken and
docketed against Dr. B. O. Choate
and Dr. P. L. Choate as follows:
John Choate, guardian, $4413.47,
with interest on same from Jan. 16th,
1928, subject to credit of $1475.00
Jan. 1st, 1930, costs, $11.75.
The Bank of Sparta, $171.30, with
int. on $155.00 from Dec. 10, 1931,
cost, $1.00.
The Bank of Sparta, $54.56, with
int. on $48.12 from Dec. 18, 1931, cost
The Bank of Sparta, $21.85, with
int. on $20.00 from Dec. 18, 1931, cost
The Bank of Sparta, $155.54 with
int. on $146.14 from Feb. 1, 1932, cost
Solomon Joines, $195.09 with int.
on $172.09 from Feb. 1st, 1932, cost
L. E. Edwards, $108.86 with int.
on $100.00 from Feb. 23, 1932, cost
Hackler and Doughton, $50.98 with
int. on $50.00 from Feb. 25, 1932, cost
Standard Pharmacy Company,
$81.78 with int. on $81.78 from Feb.
2, 1932, cost, $4.40.
D. R. Cox, $143.09 with int. on
$121.87 from Feb. 26, 1932, cost $3.20.
Sparta Finance Company, $50.60
with int. on $50.00 from Feb. 18, 1932
cost $6.60, subject to a credit of $35
.00 on August 2, 1932.
The Bank of Sparta, $1455.77 with
int. on $1455.77 from April 18, 1932
cost, $4.75.
Board of Commissioners of Alle
ghany, County, $5554.72 with int. or
$4134.00 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost
Robert Warden, $320.25 with int
on $300.00 from Feb. 27, 1932, cosi
H. C. Cheek, $790.03 with int. or
$733.90 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost $4.75
Alleghany Motor Company, $422.8'
with int. on $422.87 from Jan. 1st
1931, cost $4.75.
J. M. Brown, $740.01 with int. oi
$731.43 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost $4.75
$311.37 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost $4.75
Laura Brown, $381.95 with int. oi
R. H. Hackler, $381.76 with int. oi
$348.10 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost, $8.7!
John Choate, Guardian of Marjor
ie Choate, $3187.32 with int. on $2,
837.07 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost $9.50
John Choate, $593.91 with int. or
$500.00 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost $9.5(
Mrs. Laura Transeau, $1259.76 witi
int. on $950.00 from the 27th day o:
Feb., 1932, cost $4.75.
Wiley Blevins, $902.00 with int. or
$896.81 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost $4.75
Walter Osborne, $90.24 with int. or
$89.20 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost $4.75
subject to a credit of $67.85 on Apri
13, 1932.
W. V. Bleving, Guardian of Clif
ford Toliver, $1074.50 with int. or
$1074.50 from Jan. 25, 1932, cos
Annie Warden, $702.32 with int. or
$300.00 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost $9.00
Sparta Finance Company, $197.6'
with int. on $185.17 from Feb. 18
1932, cost $4.30.
A. O. Joines, $666.30 with int. or
$666.30 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost $4.75
S. A. Crouse, $261.27 with int. or
$236.31 from Feb. 27, 1932, cost $4.75
The Bank of Sparta, $6213.14 with
int. on $6213.14 from Dec. 3, 1932
cost $4.75.
P. J. Billings, $363.00 with int. on
$300.00 from Oct. 30, 1931, cost $4.75.
Sue J. Osborne, $100.91 with int. on
$100.00 from Feb. 29, 1932, cost $2.90.
Fieldin Toliver, $599.38 with int. on
$547.38 from Mar. 9, 1932, cost $4.75.
Mrs. Jennie Fender, $261.84 with
int. o’* $205.00 from Mar. 28, 1932,
cost $4,7 i, subject to a credit of $25
.00 on Feb 16, 1933 and a credit of
$20.00 on Feb. 25, 1933.
C. M. Hackler, $566.67 with int. or
$551.32 from the 9th day of Mar.
1932, cost $4.75.
Marshall Hackler, $69.26 with int
on $69.26 from Mar. 9, 1932, cost
A. O. Joines, $253.75 with int. or
$250.00 fr6m Mar. 16, 1932, cost $4.75
Mattie Andrews, $157.90 with int
on $156.50 from Mar. 9, 1932, cost
S. A. Crouse, $266.55 with int. on
$242.32 from Mar. 9, 1932, cost $4.75.
R. H. Hackler, $1313.27 with int
on $1059.65 from Mar. 16, 1932, cost
Deposit and Savings Bank, $518.42
with int. on $500.00 from Mar. 28,
1932, cost $13.75.
R. M. Brames and Son, $53.88 with
int. on $53.88 from May 5, 1932, cost
The Grayson County National
Bank, $522.06 with int. on $4^4.75
from May 11, 1932, cost $18.50.
Emory and Henry College, $191.22
with int. on $184.72 from May 5, 1932,
cost $4.50.
W. V. Blevins, $180.10 with int. on
$180.10 from Feb. 20, 1932, cost $6
By virtue of said judgments, I will
sell on Monday, August 7th, 1933, at
the courthouse door in Sparta, for
cash, to the highest bidder, at 12:00
o’clock, Noon, the following real es
FIRST TRACT: Being the house
and lot on which B. O. Choate’s re
sidence is situated in the town of
Sparta, adjoining the lands of W. G.
Woodruff, Main street of Sparta, P.
L. Choate and others, excepting the
portion of said property allotted to
B. O. Choate as his homestead; see
homestead returns.
SECOND TRACT: Known as the
Landreth land, adjoining the lands of
Grover Landreth, J. L. Doughton, W.
G. Woodruff, containing 35 acres
more or less.
THIRD TRACT: Being the house
and lot on which P. L. Choates’ resi
dence is situated in the town of Spar
ta, adjoining the lands of B. O.
Choate, Main Street of the town of
Sparta, Laura Transeau and others,
exception the portion of said lot as
signed to the said P. L. Choate as
his homestead; see homestead re
FOURTH TRACT: Known as the
Burl Anderson place in Whitehead
township adjoining the lands of J.L.
Waddell, Lonnie Edwards, H. C.
Cheek, and others, supposed to con
tain about 25 acres.
FIFTH TRACT: Containing about
three acres bought from John Crouse,
and bounded as follows: By the
Westmoreland ranch.
Containing about 7 acres known as
Frank Shaw Land and bounded as
follows: By Frank and Mart Shaw.
SIXTH TRACT: Known as the
Richardson Mountain land, adjoining
the lands of William Richardson, L.
C. Shores, T. J. Carson, S. J. Thomas,
Ben Edwards, L. C. Hampton, Hiram
Edwards, and others and partly sit
uated on the waters of Bledsoe Creek,
supposed to contain about 215 acres.
SEVENTH TRACT: Known as the
Jeff Edwards land, adjoining the
lands of V. W. Reeves, A. S. Carson,
Mack Reeves, John Higgins and oth
ers, containing about 53 acres, more
or less, subject to deed of trust.
EIGHTH TRACT: Known as the
Office lot of B. O. and P. L. Choate,
adjoining the lands of F. M. Joines
D. C. Bledsoe, the McNier property
and Main Street of Sparta.
NINTH TRACT: Situated in the
town of Sparta on the side of State
Highway No. 18, adjoining the lands
of Troy Irwin, G. R. Edwards, Amos
Wagoner, D. C. Bledsoe, and State
i Highway No. 18, on which is situatec
. the dwelling now occupied by Mrs
' S. A. Choate and one other partlj
, finished residence, containing approx
imately 15 acres.
i TENTH TRACT: Situated in the
. town of Sparta, south of State High
. way No. 18, adjoining the lands oj
i Leonard Roupe, Dr. J. L. Doughton
l W. G. Woodruff, B. O. Choate’s lot
i P. L. Choate’s lot, and others, anc
■ supposed to contain about 20 acre:
- more or less.
i the Jones Meadow tract, lying on the
) waters of Bledsoe Creek, adjoining
i the lands of J. M. Cheek, W. G.Wood
: ruff, J. L. Roupe, containing aboul
8 acres more or less,
i TWELFTH TRACT: Known as the
. Pine Swamp lands, adjoining the
i lands of J. M. Brown, J. T. Fender
, M. B. Joines, Henderson Joines
[ Claude Holloway, E. L. Williams
Floyd Brown and others, supposec
• to contain about 55 acres,
;, the Ball Park Tract, adjoining the
1 lands of J. L. Dougton, W. G. Wood
i ruff, Beale Poole, J. E. Joines, and
. State Highway No. 26, containing
’ j about 100 acres, being a one-half un
, divided interest in said lands, or
which is situated the house and re
sidence known as the Felix Edwards
house and residence.
in Whitehead township, known as the
S. A. Choate Mountain land, adjoin
ing the lands of M. E. Reeves, Ester
Pruitt and others and containing
about 87 acres.
10 acres adjoining R. A. Doughton,
Duke Bledsoe, Ben Finley and Rich
Burchette, all being woodland.
of Sparta being a lot containing
about one half acre adjoining Odell
Edwards, Mattie Andrews and Van
Reeves, on which there is an unfin
l ished house.
4.40-21 . $6.40
5.00- 20 $6.75
5.50- 19 $10.45
5.00- 19 $6.55
5.00-19 . $8.15
4.50- 21 $5.60
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Phone 20 Road Service Sparta, N. C.
mis uuiy »m, iyd3.
R. B. McMILLAN, Sheriff.
5t-July 6
In The Superior Court, Before The
J. T. Cox, Administrator of I. B. Cox,
deceased, Plaintiff,
Alice Toliver and others, defendants.
Under and by virtue of judgment
in the above entitledma tter, I will
offer for sale to the highest bidder
for cash, on the premises, near Blev
ins Cross Roads on the 28th day of
July, 1933, at 11 o’clock A. M., the
following described real estate:
Beginning on a cucmber by River,
Thomas Andrews corner, running
thence S. 2 W. with Andrews line
101 poles to a chestnut oak, thence
E. 28 3-4 poles to a stake, thence
N. 52 E. 53 poles to a stake at Riv
er, then down and with the River to
beginning. Containing 25 10-16 acres
more or less.
I will on the same day at 2:00 P.
M., at the home of J. T. Cox sell
the personal property of the estate.
Terms: cash on day of sale.
This 26th day of June, 1933.
%J. Q. COX,
Admin. & Commissioner.
The Times Prize Offer
Since wehave been delayed in getting our machinery installed and
adjusted, we have decided to extend the time for you boys and girls
to win that prize you wanted until JULY 20th. One boy won a
$3.00 fountain pen by working a few hours Saturday morning. Yot
can do the same or better.
Boys and girls, now is the time to win that watch, knife, pencil,
flashlight, or radio you have been wanting.
These new Philcos are among the best on the market. Winners of
these sets will get them fully equipped and installed free of charge.
They are on display in the showroom of the Alleghany Motor Sales
Company. Go in to see them.
Boy’s $1.50 Watch..5 one year subscriptions
Girl’s $5.00 Wrist Watch.20 one year subscriptions
Boy Scout Knife.2 one year subscriptions
The above prizes are on display at Warren’s Hardware Store.
Boy’s or girl’s Shaeffers Fountain pen,..10 subscriptions
Flashlight, value $1.50,.4 subscriptions
Eversharp Pencils . .2 subscription?
The above prizes are on display at B. & T. Drug Store.
New Philco Radio, elec. 6-tube cabinet set, value $50.00, 120 subs.
New Philco Radio, elec. 6-tube table set, value $30,.80 subs.
New Philco Radio, battery, 6-tube cabinet set, value $75, 180 subs.
New Philco Radio, buttery, 6-tube table set, value $55,.125 suk.
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