THE ALLEGHANY TIMES
DEVOTED TO THE CIVIC, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF ALLEGHANY AND BORDERING COUNTIES
SPARTA, ALLEGH ANY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 20,19337
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY
ACT TO COMBAT DEPRESSION
Emergency Measure to Stabalize Prices, Increase Wages,
Promote Employment, Create Purchasing Power.
(By Dalton Warren.)
People everywhere are asking why
the National Industrial Recovery Act
was passed and how it is to function,
or rather how it wil affect the vari
ous business and industrial concerns
throughout the country. It was en
acted primarily as an emergency
measure to meet unprecedented con
ditions in American business. As
was well known to most of us, in
dustry was at a very low ebb, mil
—iions of people were out of employ
ment, legitimate business was seri
ously crippled by sweatshop and cut
throat competition and conditions
were such that there was a demand
for extraordinary methods for cor
recting the existing evils which were
so prevalent in every line of indus
The intent of this Act is fine when
analyzed. One very important phase
of it is to reduce working hours,
thereby spreading employment and
putting people back to work; to in
crease wages and. build up consumer
purchasing power; to maintain pro
duction and stabalize prices; to pro
hibit selling below ,cost; to abolish
sweatshop production methods; to
suppress cut-throat competition; to
make profitable business possible and
to speed economic recovery. No man
or set of men have ever undertaken
such a vast'program as that embo
died in the National Industrial Re
covery Act. It is a most comprehen
sive one, and in the bill the promul
gators, or rather the sponsors of the
measure have taken cognizance of
every phase of American business.
Nothing has been overlooked in the
provisions of the Act. It is true, that
certain details remain to be worked
out, but it is so all inclusive and
comprehensive in it’s scope that it
deserves the good will and respect
of the most pessimistic citizens of the
country. It is indicative of the high
est type of statesmanship. There is
no doubt but that it will succeed.
It is the duty of every good Ameri
can to support the President and his
aides in carying to a successful con
clusion every provision of the Act.
Some are asking how it is to be
enforced. The writer has no panacea
for it, but I quote from the National
Hardware Retailer. The Editor of
this magazine has this to say: “As
sociations representing industries en
gaged in interstate commerce must
draft codes of Fair Competition for
approval by the Government. When
adopted and approved, adherence to
such codes is mandatory upon all in
the industry—with fines of $500.00
for each infraction, each day being
considered a separate offense. Thru
the power to license business con
cerns the Government can prevent
obstinate industries, or individuals,
from engaging in business.” There
fore, it is very clear that there will
be ample provision made for the en
forcement of the law. We may be
assured that the President is on the
job, and is diligently performing his
duties. Not only is he doing this, but
he is giving consideration to every
phase of the business and economic
life of this country. He has a grasp
of the entire situation and he is
pushing things to a rapid conclusion.
He is making direct appeals to the
people for their support and co-op
eration and there is no doubt but
that he has their support.
Things are being done in Wash
ington. The undertaking was stu
pendous in it’s scope but it is fast
becoming a reality, an established
fact if you please. Call it Socialism,
or whatever you will, the American
people are for it—if it will give the
relief which the times demand. The
time has come when Government
does and must interfere in business
if we are to survive. There must be
an equal opportunity for all and
there shall be.
Garden Contest Extended
Gn account of my absence from the
Relief Office for some time, the time
for judging the relief gardens has
been extended from July 15 to Aug.
1. In order that your garden may not
be overlooked, please notify us of
your desire to enter your garden in
CLAUD MILES, Assist. Director
Alleghany County Relief.
The World Economic Conference
is no exception to the rule. Uncle
Sam, it seems, can’t do anything tc
please Europe, and one of these
bright, jolly days, perhaps, he will
quit trying.—St. Louis Post-Dis
BOARD EDUCATION TO
DETERMINE BUS ROUTES
Expect County Schools To
Open Sept. 4.
In accordance with Sec. 28 of the
School Machinery Act of 1933, the
County Board of Education is here
by called to meet at Sparta, N. C.,
on Saturday, Aug. 5th, at 10:00 A.
M.—"for the purpose of laying out
and determining the route to be fol
lowed by each school truck to be op
erated in the County” for the school
year 1933-1934. “It shall be the duty
of the principal of each school to
which pupils are transported to at
tend the meeting, and the State
School Commission shall be repre
sented by either a member or duly
It is expected that all public
schools in Alleghany County will open
Monday, Sept. 4, 1933.
This July 17, 1933.
JOHN M. CHEEK,
C. Supt. of Schools.
NEW MARRIAGE LAW
May Check Tendency to
Leave State to be Married.^
For the past several years border
counties have had numerous people
to cross over the line into another
state to be married. A law designed
to check this tendency was passed
by the last last General Assembly.
This law, which amends section 2494
of Vol. 3 of the Consolidated Stat
utes, provides: ‘‘That all couples re
sident of the State of North Carolina
who marry in another state muBt file
a copy of their marriage certificate
in the office of the Register of Deeds
fothe home county of the groom
within thirty days from the date of
their return to the State, as resi
dents, which certificate shall be in
dexed on the marriage license record
of the office of the Register of Deeds
and filed with marriage license in his
office; that the fee for filing and in
dexing said certificates shall be fifty
cents. Provided, the failure to file
said certificate shall not invalidate
Sec. 2. That all laws and clauses
of laws in conflict with the provisions
of this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. That this act shall not be in
full force and effect from and after
Ratified this the 18th day of April,
A. D., 1933.
Teachers1 Conference To
Be Held At Boone
A conference for elementary and
high school principals from Alle
ghany, Ashe, Watauga, and Caldwell
counties will be held by Dr. J. H.!
Highsmith, Director of the Division
of Instructional Service, at State
Teachers College, Boone, N. C., on1
Monday, August 7, at 10:00 A. M.
All high school principals and teach
ers, together with elementary prin
cipals of all, elementary schools are
expected to attend this conference
at Boone. Teachers who expect em
ployment in Alleghany County, al
though they may not, perhaps, be
elected at that date, are requested
to make arrangements to attend this
JOHN M. CHEEK,
Oo. Supt. of Schools.
LAUREL SPRINGS NEWS
The Laurel Springs ball club played
Scottville Saturday, but had to quit
on the third inning, as a hard rain
fell and broke up the game. The game
was to be replayed Monday, but
have decided to play a double-header
The women’s ball team played the
Scottville’s women’s team, with a
score of 13 to 4 in favor of Scott
Robert Taylor and Thelma Os
borne are home from the six weeks
summer school at Boone, having fin
ished their course.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Irwin, and Mr.
and Mrs. Barry of Sparta, joined Mr.
and Mrs. Wilmer Fender, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Pugh, and Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Fender in a family picnic
Sunday night. A pleasant evening
was spent by all.
Bryan Taylor left for a six weeks
summer school at Boone last Tuesday
MEN TO MAKE GOOD
WILL TOUR OF SECTION
Public Invited to Attend Pro
gram In Sparta.
Messrs. B. A. Wagoner, J. A. Whit
man, E. L. Garrett, and W. H. Baum
garner, representing the Business
Men’s Association of Wytheville, Va.,
were in town Monday in the interest
of the business men of Wytheville,
who are sponsoring a good-will tour
of this section. The party of fifty or
more people will arrive in Sparta
about noon on Wednesday July, 26,
accompanied by a brass band. The
local Woman’s Missionary Society
will furnish dinner for the party in
Transou’s grove. Immediately after
dinner the program will begin. The
public is cordially invited to attend
The purpose of the tour is to foster
a spirit of good-will, to get acquaint
ed, and to advertise the horse show
and the Wytheville live stock mar
The itinerary of the group includes
the following places: Speedwell, Elk
Creek, Mouth of Wilson, Grassy
Creek, Sparta, Independence, Fries,
Galax, Hillsville, Wytheville.
JAMES F. STURDIVANT
James F. Sturdivant, 75 years of
age, died Thursday night at his
home near Independence.
Surviving are his widow and the
following children: Mrs. E. H. Win
gate and Mrs. T. K. Morton, Indepen
dence; Alvin Sturdivant and W. K
Sturdivant, North Wilkesboro, N. C.
R. M. Sturdivant, Hoquiam, Wash
ington; F. L. Sturdivant and G. I
Sturdivant, Akron, Ohio, and G. F
Sturdivant, Sparta, N. C.
Funeral services were conducted
Saturday morning at Pleasant Grove
church and interment was in the
James Franklyn Sturdivant was
born May 24, 1862 and died July 13,
1933, making his stay on earth 71
years, one month, and 19 days. He
wa smarried to Bessie Alverdia Wat
son Dec. 24, 1885. Unto this union
were born seven boys and three girls,
all of whom survive except Mrs. C.
H. McKnight, who died April 14,
1922. Mother preceded all to the
Glory Land Feb. 4, 1906.
He was married the second time
to Armanda C. Evans June 27, 1906.
To this union was born one son,
James Robert, who died in infancy.
She also preceded the husband to
Glory Land on Jan. 13, 1917. On
Sept. 21, 1920, he was married to
Mrs. Mae Trent Galyeon, who is still
living. He leaves a loving companion,
nine children, 42 grandchildren, and
two great grandchildren. He profess
ed a hope in Christ at an early age
and joined the Baptist church at
Pleasant Grove and lived a faithful
member until death. The church has
(lost one of it’s faithful members, the
community one of it’s best citizens,
and the children one of their best
friends. He leaves a host of relatives
and friends to mourn their loss. We
could not wish him back again, but
say, dear father, with God remain,
for our loss is His eternal gain.
After we think of you, dear father,
And our hearts are sad with pain.
Oh, this world would be a heaven
Should we hear your voice again.
You wore a crown of patience
As you struggled on and on,
And the hands at rest forever
Are the hands that made your home.
You are gone but not forgotten,
Never shall your memory fade;
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger
Around the grave where you are laid.
CHANGES TO BE MADE
IN RELIEF WORK
New Committee To Be Ap
Under the National Recovery Act
very important changes in the ad
ministration of Alleghany County
relief will take place. All work of a
relief nature will be under the direc
tion of a new committee to be creat
ed in Alleghany County, and all pure
ly relief work still be retained under
the direction of the former relief com
mittee. The names of the members
of the new committee to be created
have been sent to Raleigh, and when
approved, will be announced to the
Hitler has disbanded the Boy
Scouts of Germany. We, too, have
put up with one of those appretice
buglers in our block for years. —
The Detroit News.
Kentucky rules that3 .2 is a soft
drink. Kentucky knows arithmetic.
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CUT CHARGE FOR
Sportsmen May Obtain Com
bination License For $3.
Combination hunting and fishing
licenses will be available to North
Carolinians next fall at a fee of $3
each, a saving of almost 30 per cent
over the licenses purchased separate
ly, Col. J. W. Harrelson, director of
the Department of Conservation and
Development, said yesterday.
Purchased separately, the fees for
the two Statewide licenses would be
$4.20 under the new schedule adopt
ed by the General Assembly of 1933,
or $2.10 each for hunting and fish
ing, the conservation director ex
plained. The $3 fee for the combi
nation hunting and fishing license
represents a saving of one-third for
the hunter and fisherman over the
same class of permit last year when
the cost was $4.50.
Substantial reductions m all classes
of hunting licenses were decreed by
the recent General Assembly. The
new fees is as follows: resident
county hunting license, 60c; resident
State-wide, $2.10; and non-resident,
$10.10. By comparison, the same
fees last year were: resident coun
ty, $1.25; resident statewide, $3.25;
and non-resident, $15.25.
Fishing license fees, with the ex
ception of provision for a daily per
mit of 60 cents for non-residents al
lowed by the General Assembly, re
main the same as for last year. -These
are: resident county (where adopted
by the county),. $1.10; resident State
wide, $2.10; and non-resident (sea
son), $5.10. In counties where the
local fishing license has been put in
force, a daily permit of 50 cents is
provided for residents of the coun
ty. State-wide fishing licenses are
required of all residents of the State
indulging in this sport outside their
home county.—Raleigh News & Ob
Mrs. Johnson to Hold
Mrs. Edna W. Johnson, Emergency
Home Demonstration Agent, will
hold canning demonstrations in the
following iMmes this month:
Mr. Tyre Franklin, Glade Valley,
on Thursday, July 20—1:00 P. M.
Mr. James McD. Wagoner, White
head, Friday, July 21—1:00 P. M.
Mr. Roscoe Royal, Miles, N. C., Tues
day, July 25—1:00 P. M.
Mr. Everett Gentry, Cherry Lane,
Wednesday, July 26—1:00 P. M.
Mr. Frank Moxley, Mouth of Wil
son, Va., Thursday, July 27—1:00 P.
All ladies in the community are
invited to come, but those from relief
homes are requested to be present.
LITTLE PINE NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. Garnette Smith spent
Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Vance Blevins, of
Sparta, visited Mr. and Mrs. Mack
Messrs. Russell and Reece Pardue,
of Devotion, N. C., spent the week
end with their sister, Mrs. Carl
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harris and chil
dren visited friends at Roaring Gap
Miss Ethel Young, of Bluefield, W.
Va., is spending a few weeks with
her sister, Mrs. Pearl Harris.
Misses Reva Greene and Zola
Cheek visited Misses Hallie and Sadie
Harris Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Royal of
Cherrylane, visited Mr. and Mrs. Les
ter Greene Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Clem Wilson and
daughter, Wilma, visited at Kellie
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hardy and son
spent Tuesday night with Mr. and
Mrs. A. H. Wagoner.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Collins and son,
Guy, and Miss Zola Cheek and Mrs.
Laura Maines visited at Watson
Lowe’s Monday evening at Glade
Miss Hattie Maines spent the week
end at home.
Mr. and Mjs. Garnette Smith vi
sited at Lester Greene’s Sunday af
Misses Cleta, Zelma, and Thelma
Greene spent Monday night with Mr.
and Mrs. Hardy Murphy.
Mrs. Flake Harris of Glade Val
ley, spent the week-end with her
mother, Mrs. Laura Maines.
Mr. Sam Cheek has gone to Mary
land to take a position.
Mrs. Dora Smith spent Monday
evening with Miss Reva Greene.
Many a politician would like to
back a movement to put the profes
sors back in the colleges.—Cleveland
STATE SALES TAX
54 Tax Collection Districts
Appointment of 58 of the 62 field
deputies to collect Stat’s revnue, in
cluding the three per cent general
sales tax, was annouced yesterday
by Dr. M. C. S. Noble, Jr., executive
assitant commissioner of revenue.
Dr. Noble said that he would name
the four additional field men and
nine assistants to Harry McMullan,
in charge of sales tax colection, who
will work with him from the Raleigh
The 62 field men will cover the
State in 54 new tax collection dis
tricts. Previously there were 18
State tax collection districts with 18
field deputies in charge of them.
Twelve of the present colectors were
reappointed, and 38 new senior col
lectors and eight junior deputies
were named yesterday.
Assignment to districts is expect
ed to be made this week, after which
Dr. Noble will trim his attention to
reorganization of other divisions of
the State’s tax collecting department.
The field men will report at Chapel
Hill on Monday for schooling.
Seniors deputies re-appointed, who
will receive $1,500 a year, were R. F.
Tuttle, of Edenton; Edwin James,
of Robbinsville; L. D. Stephenson, of
Raleigh; R. J. Lamb, of Whiteville;
M. S. Mays, of Durham; C. B. Bogart,
of Greensboro; J. R. Rousseau, of
North Wilkesboro; W. C. Hammond,
of Asheboro; John Morison, of Roc
kingham; E. J. Roseman, of Salis
bury; J. C. Reid, of Charlotte, and
E. J. Claywell, of Morganton.
The new senior deputies will re
ceive $1,300 a year while the junior
collectors will be paid $1,080 annu
New senior deputies announced
Miles Ferbe, ofE lizabeth City;
W. Quenton Gregory, of Halifax; H.
B. Ritner, of Rocky Mount; J. W.L
Langston, Jr., of Goldsboro; Travis
Callum, of Greensboro; W. E. Koonce
of Kinston; Tom Hollingsworth, of
Greenville; Brooks Parham, of Hen
derson; Hugh Hardison, of Wades
boro; J. C. Herring, of Snow Hill;
A. N. Snow, of Wilmington; Gar
land McPherson, of High Point;
John McCauley, Jr., of Chapel Hill;
L. R. Morris, of Atlantic.
E. W. Summerell, of New Bern;
C. E. Wilkins, of Goldsboor; A. E.
Powell, of Fayetteville; Thomas
Horner, of Burlington; S. T. Honey
cutt, of Smithfield; S. R. Clary, of
Claremont; J. W. Spears, of Aber
deen; J. P. Brassfield, of Raleigh;
M. B. Kibler, of Morgan ton; B. C.
Clement, of Mocksville.
M. H. Jones, of Rutherford; C. C.
Huett, of Claremont; Bob Street of
Charlotte; H. T. Efird, of Albemarle;
E. K. Carter, of Asheville; R. A.
Hoyle, of Shelby; J. B. Robinette, of
Taylorsville; Carl Buchanan, of
Sylvia; Arthur Fulk, of Pilot Moun
tain; T. J. Mauney, of Murphy; A.
Hall Johnson, Jr., of Asheville; Dan
G. Fisher, of Bryson City; Joe Cavi
ness, Jr., of Harnett County, and
Mrs. Sam Huskins, of Burnsville.
New junior deputies follow:
Clarence Sneed, of Durham; Ju
lian Phips, of Rocky Mount; Lynn
Mclver, of Sanford; J. C. Webb, of
Carrboro; William A. Baker, of Ra
leigh; Tom Alexander, of Charlotte;
M. L. Shipman, of Raleigh, and J.
C. Braswell, Jr., of Rockingham.
570 RELIEF GARDENS
IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY
Much Interest Shown In
Alleghany County has a total of
570 Relief Gardens this year. A good
deal of interest has been shown in
the contest sponsored by the Alle
ghany County Relief Office. A num
ber of the gardens are excellent, con
taining a variety of vegetables in a
fine state of cultivation. Many of the
gardens, however, have been serious
ly injured by the continued drought
and late frosts. Some of the contes
tants overcome the adverse weather
conditions by a process of irrigation.
It is hoped that with the extension
of the time for judging and the re
cent shrowers many other gardens
will flourish and furnish close compe
tition in the contest. The judges will
make every effort to visit all gardens
and will take into consideration the
damage wrought by frost and
drought to the gardens.
First prize for the best garden is
$2.00 in cash. Second prize is $1.00 in
cash. Those who will act as judges
are as follows: Mrs. Edna Johnson,
Bryan Collins, F. H. Jackson, Emer
son Black, and Claud Miles.
WILKES EDUCATOR PASSES FRIDAY
Thousands Attend Funeral of Professor C. C. Wright
CELEBRATE OPENING OF
Road Traverses Beautiful
Scenic Section of N. C.
Morganton, July 15—The Linville
Blowing Rock country realized today
the realization of a dream long cher
ished, the completion and opening as
a hard surfaced highway of the fa
mous Yonahlpssee trail, connecting
the two resorts, and forming a link
in the important park-to-park high
way system of eastern America.
Road enthusiasts and potables from
four states joined in a motorcade
which formed at Galax, Va., last
night, was reinforced at Blowing
Rock this morning and was climaxed
in a celebration at L'inville in the
The occupants of the long line of
cars that travelled slowly for the en
spection of this superb piece of high
way construction had an ideal morn
ing for a trip that is a continuous
panorama of mountain beauty. Ar
riving at the Linville clubhouse
around 1 o’clock the party of more
than six hundred were guests at a
delightful buffet luncheon with the
MacRaes acting as hosts.
Clarence Kuester, of the Charlotte
Chamber of Commerce, presided at
the exercises which followed the lun
cheon when Congressman R. L.
Dough ton, of the Ninth North Caro
lina Congressional district and M. T.
Thatcher, former representative
from Kentucky, and president of the
National Park-to-Park Highway As
sociation, were the principal speak
McCoy Franklin, of Crossnore wel
comed the guests' in inimitable style,
his welcome and expressions of gra
tification supplemented by Hugh Mc
Rae, Nelson McRae, and others who
are closely identified with the Lin
A telegram was read from Govern
or Ehringhaus expressing keen re
gret at being unable to be present
for what he termed a joyful celebra
tion and extending congratulations
to the people of this territory on the
realization of a long deferred hope
that this highway through one of
“the most beautiful sections in the
world is at last open.”
Twenty men, all native mountain
eers, who assisted in the construction
of the first Yonahlossee road in 1890
were introduced as honor guests.
Doughton and Thatcher Speakers.
Congressman Doughton spoke
briefly, giving voice to the same
spirit of gratification and rejoicing
that characterized the entire meet
ing and introduced Mr. Thatcher.
The former Kentucky representative
vvho was one of the originators ol
che idea of a system of park-to-park
highways, said that he had traveled
extensively but that nowhere in his
travels had he seen anything to sur
pass the mountain scenery in west
ern North Carolina particularly along
the Yonahlossee. He traced briefly
the history and objectives of the park
to park association and outlined the
ideals held by organization as being
the creation and perpetual mainten
ance of a great roadway system to
connect and unify the great national
parks and monuments east of the
Mississippi thus providing for the
vast population of this region as well
as for all who travel hither, quick,
adequate and delightful access to
these splendid recreational areas. He
held up as the ultimate object a
quickening of a national park con
sciousness that would turn the hearts
and minds of men to a keener appre
ciation of the beauties of nature and
the heritage of history that is ours.
Ross Sigmon, of Salisbury, mem
ber of the new State Highway Com
mission, represented the commission
and Chairman Jeffress, who was un
able to accept a place on the pro
gram. He spoke of the big task and
hopes of the body which has just
entered upon its new duties.
Editor Wade Harris of the Char
lotte Observer was recognized in an
affectionate tribute as one of the
greatest friends of the mountain
A dozen or more other guests
spoke breifiy, the meeting closing
shortly after 3 o’clock with a short
talk by W. S. Lee, of Charlotte. —
Raleigh News and Observer.
American Legion To
Meet August 7 th
Post No. 98 of the American Le
gion will have a meeting in Sparta
o Monday, August 7, for the purpose
of electing officers and representa
tives to the State Convention at
A. C. MCMILLAN,
Commander Post No. 98.
Prof. C. C. Wright, Supt. of School!
of Wilkes County for 34 consecutive
years, died at 7 o’clock Friday night
in the hospital at North Wilkesboro.
He was stricken suddenly about noon
Friday at his home at Hunting Creek
and was carried to the hospital im
mediately, but he never regained con
sciousness. His death came just 23
days after his retirement from active
A concourse of relatives and
friends, estimated to number 2,000
persons from all walks of life, at
tended the funeral service Sunday at
the Edgemont Baptist church. Hun
dreds of teachers who had followed
Professor Wright’s leadership for a
number of years, as well as a large
number from adjoining counties and
distant points in the State, attended
the services, which were conducted
by Rev. Atwell Watts, of Taylors
For nearly an hour friends of Prof.
Wright passed by his bier, after
which the body was taken back to
the home at Hunting Creek to be
interred in the family plot.
FLOYD CROUSE ELECTED
MAYOR OF SPARTA
R. D. Gentry Appointed Chief
At a special meeting of the City
Council here last Wednesday night,
July 12, Mr. Floyd Crouse, the first
mayor of Sparta, was elected mayor,
to succeed Dr. T. R. Burgiss, resign
ed. Dr. C. A. Thompson was named
City Clerk. Mr. R. D. Genry was
appointed Chief of Police, succeeding
Mr. Walter Irwin, who recently re
signed the office.
At the meeting a committee will
be appointed to begin assessing pro
perty for the purpose of levying fi
town tax. A town note for 3200 will
be sold on July 29 for the purpose
of -securing funds to pay for gas and
oil used in the work of widening the
streets and to meet other expenses
of the town.
Martha Jones Waddell was bom
January 21, 1844, and died March 29,
1933, making her stay on earth 89
years, 2 months, and 18 days. She
was married to Houston Waddell in
1868, who preceded her in death about
fifty years ago. She leaves to mourn
her loss two sons, Dr. B. C. Waddell,
of Grassy Creek, Jones Waddell, of
Scottville; one daughter, Mrs. C.
Dancy, passed away a few years ago.
She has two granddaughters, Mrs. J.
O. Maines, and Mrs. Foster Hackler,
and one great grandson, John Dancy
Maines, two living sisters, Mrs. Josle
Fields, of Mouth of Wilson, Va., and
Mrs. Mary Carson; one brother, Nor
man Jones, of West Jefferson.
Mrs. Waddell was the oldest
daughter of the late Daniel and Car
oline Jones, of Prather's Creek. She
was bom and reared. on the vast
plantation that was handed down by
her forefathers who came from Eng
land. She was also a great neice of
the late Daniel Boone, who was noted
for his great explorations.
She attended college at N. C. W.,
Greensboro, for two years, and was
the first woman to conduct school in
Mrs. Waddell was highly praised
by all who knew her for having such
a wonderful memory. She could recall
correctly local and historical happen
ings until the very end of her life
that occurred in her early childhood
She professed a saving faith in
Christ early in life, and united with
the New Hope Baptist church. She
lived a consecrated Christian life.
Although she was a widow, she and
her children attended church regular
ly, doing all in her power for the up
building of God’s Kingdom. She al
ways had a smile for everyone, even
to little children. She loved to asso
ciate with them and entertain them
as best she could.
At last there is a vacant place in
the home that never can be filled.
Her advice and influence was greatly
appreciated by the immediate mem
bers of the family.
In her last stage of life she said
“Oh, I’m just so sleepy.” Her going
reminds us of the song, “Asleep In
Jesus.” Friends and loved ones, let
us live each day preparing to meet
her in that great and happy land.
“Our best people understand this
is no time to get rich quick,” Obvi
ously, the thing to do is to promote
understanding among those who are
not our best people.—The Knicker