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THE ALLEGHANY TIMES
$1.00 Per Year
Published Every Thursday
Entered as second-class mat
ter at the Post Office at
Sparta, N. G.
ERWIN D. STEPHENS,...Editor
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1933
Jimison Pays Tribute To Man
W i t h A Helping Hand
(Concord Daily Tribune.)
Tom Jimison, who has been preach
er, lawyer, and agitator and is now
a news columnist, recently paid hand
some tribute to Rev. W. E. Poovey,
and the tribute we are repeating here
because it brings out traits of char
acter most people don’t associate
with Tom Jimison and because, too,
it demonstrates anew the oft-repeat
ed but too often neglected truth that
kindness and friendliness and courte
sy are among the great virtues.
Here’s what Mr. Jimison wrote:
“When I went to Emory and Hen
ry College a quarter of a century ago
I was a raw and beardless youth,
awkward as a cow, ignorant as a
mule, green as a gourd and shy as a
boomer. I called the second floor of
the dormitory ‘up in the loft’, ate
with my knife, chewed homespun to
bacco and more jeans breeches and
squeaking brogans. In the evntide
when the sun sank into a sea of opa
lescent glory behind the Cumberlands
and the shadows of night deepened
in the foothills of the Blue Ridge
where the famous old college stands,
I used to slip out under one of the
great oaks on the spacious campus
and cry for my mother and father
and my cabin home in Haywood. I
wanted to go back to plowing Buck,
my white-backed bull, and Zeke, a
big rawboned mule. I craved to drive
up old Pied and Brindle from the
pasture, to eat bread and milk again
from the spring with a gourd, to fish
and hunt and let book-lamin’ go to
“I was wiping the tears from my
eyes with my sleeve when I was dis-i
covered by W. E. Poovey, a senior. I
He was a North Carolinian, too, as a 1
mature man, big and strong and
handsome. He took charge of me and j
made my surroundings endurable. (
Maybe it was because I was from j
his own state and maybe it was be- J
cause he was sorry for a homesick i
mountain boy. I dunno, and I don’t i
care. All I know is that he gave me j
strength and courage and hope when
I was low and all momixed up in my
mind . . . .May God rest his soul.”
As the evening sun was making
its descent in the western horizon on
July 31, 1933, the soul of William
Lee Warden, passed out on the wings
of the evening ipto the presence of
Him who giveth and who taketh
He was bom July 2, 1865, making
his pilgrimage on earth 68 years, 29
days, thus ending a long useful and
On April 17, 1890, he was married
to Sarah Alice Fender, in Denver,
Colorado. To this union was born
three children; two daughters, Elsie,
Trixie, and one son, Clifford. They
lived happily together. Their home
was a home where everybody that
knew them loved to visit. The preach
er always found a hearty welcome
there, and they took time to worship
God. Until March 1, 1917, mother bid
good-bye to children and companion
and crossed the chilly waters to be
with the redeemed.
On July 27, 1921, Uncle Lee was
married to Malisa Kennedy. A kind
companion and devoted Christian. To
this union God blessed them with one
little son, Willie Cecil
Uncle Lee professed a hope in
Christ November 27, 1909, and joined
the Methodist church at Shiloh, Nov.
He leaves to mourn our loss a de
voted companion, four children, a
faithful brother and a host of friends.
May the comforting grace of God
be with them all until they shall be
reunited in His glorious presence for
ever more. (Written by request.)
NOTICE OF SALE
In the Superior Court—Before the
J. T. Cox, Administrator of I. B. Cox,
Alice Toliver and others, Defendants.
Under and by virtue of judgment
in th above entitled matter, I will
offer for sale to the highest bidder
for cash, on the premises, near Ble
vins Cross Roads on the 9th day of
September, 1933, at 11 o’clock A. M.,
the following described real estate:
Beginning on a cucumber by River,
Thomas Andrews corner, running
thence S. 2 W. with Andrews line 101
poles to a chestnut oak, thence E. 28
% poles to a stake, thence N. 52 E.
53 poles to a stake at River, then
down and with the River to begin
ning. Containing 25 10-16 acres, more
This 8th day of August, 1933.
J. T. COX,
Administrator and Commissioner.
BY W. B. COLLINS, County Agent.
Twelve rams were sold at the ram
sale in Sparta on last Monday. A
few trades were made on the older
rams which were brought in. The
rams sold brought an average price
of about $11.00 per head. The only
ram sold that left the county went
to Mr. J. W. Robertson, Hickory, N.
The pooled lambs were sold on
Monday for $6.05 per hundred weight.
The month of August is a good
time for farmers to cut bushes, briars,
weeds and other filth on their farms.
No farmer can take the proper pride
in ownership of a farm which is cov
ered with briars and other filth. At
this time all fence corners should be
cleaned out to let the sun in and keep
the fences in a better state of preser
vation. A few days work spent each
year in cutting bushes and briars, and
cleaning out fence rows will give
most any farm a clean neat appear
ance which will well repay for the
It is time to wean the cull lambs
and put them on good grass and a
feed of grain twice per day. Cull
lambs can be made fat lambs by the
time they can be sold in September.
Did you know that sheep killing
dogs cost the county $50.00 during
the month of July.?
There has been a good response to
the cards sent out asking the farmers
to send in a list of the cattle they
have for sale. This list will be avail
able to all cattle buyers in the coun
ty and will be used to induce buyers
from out of the county to come here
to buy cattle.
Many Have Tonsils Removed
During the past week the following
had their tonsils removed at the
Mrs. J. W. McBride and Mr. Roy
Bryan, of Trayhill, N. C.; Miss Edith
Cockerham, Galax, Va.; Miss Glenna
Duncan, Sparta; Miss Doris Collins,
Edwards Crossroads; Miss Geraldine
Burgiss, Elkin, N. C.
Under and by virtue of power vest
ed in us as Executors in the last will
and testament of W. P. Fender, de
ceased, we will offer for sale at public
auction to the highest bidder at the
Courthouse door in Sparta, North
Carolina on September 8th, 1933, at
11 o’clock A. M., the following des
cribed real estate, situate in Piney
Creek Township, said County and
State, adjoining lands of Belle Cox,
J. W. Phipps land, C, S. Walls, Mrs.
Nan Spencer and others, being all
the land in the homeplace of the said
W. P. Fender, except a part of said
land devised to Mrs. Myrtie Fender.
Terms: one-third cash on day of
sale and balance in six and twelve
This August 8th, 1933.
GROVER C. FENDER,
CLAUDE C. KENNEDY,
Executors of W. P. Fender, deceased.
Regular services at the Sparta
Baptist church will be conducted Sun
day morning at 11 o’clock, and in
the evening at 8:00. All who conies
will find a warm welcome. The Sun
day School begins at 10 o’clock.
Dlt. POTEAT AT WHITEHHEAD
SUNDAY, AUG. 13
Dr. E. M. Poteat, of Mercer Uni
versity, Macon, Ga., will preach at
Liberty Church, Whitehead, next
Sunday, August 13 at 8 o’clock. He
will continue the line of Scripture
which he followed last Sunday night.
All the people arc invited to join in !
C. W. Russell, Pastor
. The revival meeting will bgin at
' Shiloh Friday week, Aug. 18. Plans
I had been laid to begin August 20,
but we will hold the first service
August 18, at 8:00 P. M.
There will be no service at Shiloh
Sunday at 11 o’clock, as I will be in
the meeting at Cox’s Chapel.
There will be regular service at
Piney Creek Sunday afternoon.
The revival is running at Cox’s
Chapel this week. Will continue part
of next week.
All day service at Walnut Branch
was enjoyed by a large crowd last
Sunday. Children’s Day was observed
in the morning and talks by Mr.
Warren and the pastor were given
The members of the S. C. W.’s will
| be entertained at a candy making
by Mrs. Tom Riggins at her home,
Wednesday evening, August 9.
Miss Elizabeth Allen is recovering
from an attack of pneumonia.
A revival is being held this week
at the Rocky Ridge Presbyterian
church by Rev. O. W. Marshall.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Busic were
visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Church Sunday afternoon.
Those spending the last week at
Camp Bethel from here are expected
to return Monday, August 7.
A play “Son John” will be given
at Scottville sometime soon. Watch
for further announcements.
COME TO SEE
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Dramatized by B. Y. P. U.,
8:00 P. M.
Tlmr?., Aug. 10
ADMISSION—15c and 25c.
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never <jeTpn ^purl/lervet., fliever tire ijourToste
THE SPARTA GARAGE
GENERAL REPAIR WORK EFFICIENT MECHANICS
—GILLETTE TIRES AND TUBES—
DOUGLAS AND EXIDE BATTERIES
F. M. JOINES, Manager.
Sell Your Livestock Thru The
WYTHEVILLE LIVE STOCK MARKET
LOCATED IN YVYTHEHVILLE, VA., Near N.&W. Ry. Depot
SALE EVERY TUESDAY, AT 1:00 P. M.
We will have a weekly market for all classes of livestock, cat
tle, lambs, veal, calves and hogs.
We have new stock pens, latest Fairbanks scales, and have
plenty of room under shed to handle all classes of live stock.
All stock must be in Pens before noon on the sale day in order
that it may be weighed, graded and got ready for sale. Bring in
your stock—we will have buyers for it
All stock sold at auction. For further information phone 44
or call and see us. We sell everything Tuesday.
WYTHEVILLE LIVE STOCK MARKET, Inc.
L. S. Hamilton, President PHONE 44.
15 Per Cent N. C.
Population on Relief
Raleigh, Aug. 5—Despite the im
provement in general business condi
tions and the creation of work as a
result of th federal works program,
15 per cent of the entire population
of North Carolina are still requiring
aid from public funds, according to
information given out today by the
Governor’s Office of Relief.
A total of 480,319 individuals were
aided in North Carolina during June,
according to the information. This
included 92,272 families of five per
sons to a family and 18,959 non
Cleveland had th lowest percentage
of destitution with 2.6, taking the
honor away from Stanly who had 2.8.
Until June Stanly has enjoyed the
lowest percentage of destitution of
any county in th State. Avery was
highest with 40.1 per cent of its pop
ulation being on relief.
Population in Alleghany County re
ceiving aid was 14.1 for June.
Times Office Receives Callers
Mr. J. T. Cox, of Edwards Cross
Roads, visited the Times Office Mon
day. He stated that crops, especially
corn, had improved a great deal since
the drought and were doing fine. Most
of the farmers were successful in
saving their hay during the recent
rains. Mr. Lee A. Andrews, and sev
eral others from the county called
by The Times Office Monday.
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL
COUNTY OF ALLEGHANY.
Under and by virtue of the power
and authority contained in that cer
tain deed of trust executed by H. M.
Brooks and wife, Ennice M. Brooks
to The Raleigh Savings Bank and
Trust Company, Trustee, which said
deed of trust is dated August 1, 1927,
and recorded in Book 15, page 155, of
the Alleghany County Registry, de
fault having been made in the pay
ment of the indebtedness thereby se
cured and in the conditions therein
secured, the undersigned substituted
trustee by instrument recorded in
Book 6, Page 331, Alleghany County
Registry, will on Tuesday, September
5, 1933, at or about twelve o’clock J
noon, at the court house door at
Sparta, North Carolina, offer for
sale and sell to the highest bidder
for cash the following described pro
All that certain piece, parcel or
tract of land, containing two hun
dred and fifty (250) acres, more or
less, situate, lying and being on the
Waters of Little River about three
miles East of the town of Sparta, in
Gap Civil Township, Alleghany Coun
“Place for Bargains” - - Sparta, Nl C
We protected our customers on Flour. Now we are advising all our custo
mers to buy their Needs in Cotton Goods before the processing tax on Cotton
goes into effect.
Bargains This Week
Apron and Dress Ginghams, .7J/2C. Yard.
36-inch L. L. Sheeting,...4c. Yard
Children’s School Hose,....5c. Pair
END1C0TT-J0HNS0N SHOES— Better Shoes For Less Money! You can
save $1.00 per pair on our Men's and Ladies' Shoes at SMITHEY'S.
Bring us your Potatoes and Produce.—WE PAY HIGHEST MARKET PRICES
ty, State of North Carolina, having
such shapes, metes, courses and dis
tances as will ’more fully appear by
reference to a plat thereof, made by
L. E. Edwards, Surveyor, on the 6th
day of July, 1927, and attached to
the abstract now on file with the At
lantic Joint Stock Land Bank of Ra
leigh, the same being bounded on the
North by the lands of Monroe Wolfe,
on the East by Little River and the
lands of Charley Rector, on the South
by the lands of S. L. Perry, on the
West by the lands of R. E. Brooks,
and being the identical tract of land
conveyed by deed from C. J. Ed
wards, Administrator, De bonus non
of Richard Choate, deceased, to H.
M. Brooks, of date, May 8, 1878, said
deed being recorded in Deed Book
“D”, at pages 385 and 386, in the of
fice of Register of Deeds for Alle
ghany County, State of North Caro
lina, and by deed from S. A. Choate
and wife, Laura A. Choate, to Hugh
M. Brooks, of date, September 12,1
1910, said deed being duly recorded
in Deed Book No. “Y”, atpag es 332
and 333, in the office of Register of
Deeds for Alleghany County, State
of North Carolina, and by a certain
bond, contract or paper writing exe
cuted by Calvin Wolfe, Commission
er, to H. M. Brooks, of date, Septem
ber 7, 1882, and recorded in Deed
Book “J”, at page 311, in the office
of Register of Deeds for Alleghany
County, State of North Carolina, to
which deeds and paper writing refer
ence is made for more complete des
cription of the same.
Terms of sale cash and trustee will
require deposit of 10% of the amount
of the bid as his evidence of good
This the 5th day of August, 1933.
JOSEPH L. COOKERHAM,
Robert Weinstein and Victor W.
Thompson, Attorneys, Raleigh, N.
UNTIL WE LEARNED BETTER
Until we learned better, we used to mix wood and steel in our car
bodies and wheels. . .. , . ~ +. _ OT%+
It was the best way to make bodies—then. But the state of the art
has advanced. . .
Of course, it is more expensive to make an all-steel body than
make a wooden frame and nail steel panels on to it. The better way in
volves an initial expenditure of several millions of dollars for new dies,
which renders a change very costly. Cars, especially large expensive cars
which are produced in small volume, cannot afford this, ecause 6
cost as much for one car as for a million. That alone explains why all
steel bodies are not used in all cars. , _
But our basic policy from the beginning is to make a good car better,
regardless of. cost. . .
For example, when we discarded wood-steel body construction, it was
not because we lacked wood. We still have some thousands of acres of the
best hard wood in America. Economy would urge us to use up the wood
first, and then adopt the better all-steel body. But we decided that
quality was more important than expense. .
We weighed the reasons, for and against, before we made the change.
We could see only one reason for retaining a mixed wood-and steel body
—nailing the metal on, instead of welding an all-steel body into a
strong one-piece whole. That reason was, it would be cheaper for us.
Our reasons for adopting an all-steel body were these: A wood-stee
body is not much stronger structurally than its wooden frame. ^ all
American climates, wood construction weakens with age. Every us®d r
gives evidence of this. Rain seeps in between joints and the wood decays.
A car may have a metal surface, and yet not be of steel construction.
Under extreme shock or stress the steel body remains intact dented per
"Osteal does'nof need wood for strength or protection. Wood is fine for
furniture, but not for the high speed vehicles of 1933.
In the Ford body there are no joints to squeak, no seams to crac
or leak. , . . .
The all-steel body is more expensive—to us, but not to you.
By all odds, then, steel bodies seem preferable. . ..
Wheels also have become all-steel. No one argues that an electrically
welded one-piece steel wheel, such as the Ford wheel, needs to be
"strengthened" by adding wood to it. , moat
The one-piece all-steel body is the strongest, safest, quietest, most
durable body made. That is our only reason for making them.
August 7th, 1933