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AL CITY HAPPENINGS
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hardin, of
Mouthe of Wilson, Va., spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Jay Hardin.
Mrs. A. S. Carson, who has been
spending a few days at her summer
home here, returned to Raleigh Sun
Mrs. Mayme Halsey and daugh
ter, Marjorie, visited in Piney Creek
Miss Doris Hackler has returned
home after an extended visit in Wil
• Mrs. Ralph Hubbard and little son,
Billy, are spending this week in North
Mr. J. M. Parsons of Elk Creek,
Va., was diner guests of Mrs. Mayme
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Gam bill visited
Mr. and Mrs. Clennel Richardson Sun
Friends of Mrs. Lester Irwin will
be glad to know that she is improv
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Russell and
family, Mrs. Lola White and Mr. and
Mrs. Dalton Warren and family at
tended the Children’s Day exercises
at Walnut Branch church Sunday.
, Little Billy Gambill is spending a
few days with her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. E. F. Gambill.
Mrs. Frank Halley, of Washing
ton, D. C., is visiting her mother,
Mrs. Ellen Crouse.
Dr. C. R. Deeds, of Cincinnati, has
joined his family at Mr. and Mrs. J.
Miss Vivian Gambill of Amelia,
spent the week-end at White Top.
Mrs. Blanche Norman and Mrs.
Reba Gambill were week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Gentry.
Little Rowena Wood of Parisbury,
Va., is visiting her grandmother, Mrs.
J. W. Hawthorne.
Mrs. Sam Davis of High Point, has
been visiting here.
Mrs. R. B. Harrell and children ar
spending the summer at their sum
mer home here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Andrews visit
ed in town Friday.
Dr. R. B. Harrell, of Elkin, spent
the week-end with his family here.
Messrs. Lee and Jeff Cox, and
daughters, Misses June and Nettie,
and Mr. Bryan Cox, of Peach Bot
tom, Va., visited Mrs. C. A. Dough
Mrs. Gaston Reeves of Elk Creek
visited her sister, Mrs. Myra Hol
brook last week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Todd and
daughter, Mable, of Elk Creek, Va.,
are visiting here this week.
Mr. Guy Duncan is visiting his
Miss Paline Gilliam has returned
from a month’s visit to her sister,
Mrs. Luther Stewart, of Elkin.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Higgins, of En
nice, and neice, Miss Lina Turner,
of Raleigh, visited relatives in town
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Barker, of Elkin
visited-Mri and Mrs. George Cheek
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. McNeer are
spending a. few days at Four Oaks
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Carson were vi
sitors in town Monday.
Mr. Dalton Warren was a business
visitor in Winston-Salem Thursday.
Miss Maggie Osborn, Mr. and Mrs.
C. R. Roe, Mesdames Vance Choate,
and Ad McMillian attended the
teachers’ meeting in Boone Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Pruette and son,
Hermit, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Smith
are spending their vacation in Nor
Miss Edna Edwards of Winston
Salem, spent the week-end with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Edwards.
She was accompanied hcome by Miss
Dorothy Trueluck, who has been visi
ting in West Jefferson.
Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Choate and
family of Mocksville, were guests of
Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Reeves Sunday.
Miss Anna Choate, who has been
visiting Miss Patsy Roy Burgiss, re
turned home with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Halsey-visit
ed Mrs. Halsey's mother in Scottville
Mrs. R. A. Doughton, Mrs. McLel
lan and Mrs. Redfern, of Monroe,
Mrs. C. W. Higgins, Mrs. T. J. Car
son, Mrs. J. M. Cheek, Mrs. C. A.
Reeves, Mrs. Dew, and Miss Spain
hour had lunc.h with Mrs. J. H.
Doughton last week.
Mrs. Emerson Petty, of WKitehead,
who underwent an operation at the
Baptist hospital in Wnston-Salem
Friday, is improving rapidly.
Mrs. J. M. Cheek and Miss Mar
garet Cheek spent Thursday in Win
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Nichols spent
the wek-end with Mrs. Nichols pa
rnts, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Joines.
Misses Murriel and Reba Caudill,
of Whitehead, left for Boone Monday
where they are attending school.
Mr. Robert Choate of Maryland, is
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mesdames Lena Halley and C. E.
Halley is spending a few days with
their mother, Mrs. S. E. Crouse.
Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Thompson re
turned home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Whitner, of
Newton, spent the week-end in town.
Dr. and Mrs. T. R. Burgiss left for
Myrtle Beach Monday.
Mrs. Wiley Joines and little Miss
Dorothy Evelyn Joines spent the
week-end at D. C. Truitt’s.
Mr. Winifred Wood, of West Jeffer
son, took the place of R. S. Berry
Sunday while Mr. and Mrs. Berry and
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Irwin went to
Miss Nancy Porter, who has been
visiting Mrs. Oscar Wagoner for two
weeks, returned to her home in Galax
Messrs. Lewis Hoppers and Lewis
Campbell, of Roanoke, Va., spent the
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Hobert Wagoner, of Roanoke, Va.,
is spending some time with James
Mr. and Mrs. Quincy Poplin, Miss
Maggie Lee Choate, and Messrs. Robt.
Choate and Fred Jennings, all from
Bel Air, Md., spent Monday night
with Mr. and Mrs. John Choate.
Mr. S. A. Spicer and family, of
Bel Air, Md., are visiting here.
Mr. A. L. Rector and family, and
Mr. S. A. Spicer and family are
planning to go to White Top to at
tend the Music Festival Friday.
Mr. Leif Reeves and family, of
Texas, are visiting relatives here.
Mr. Reeves is a brother of Mr. V.
W. Reeves. He has been away from
here 43 years.
Rev. and Mrs. A. P. Stephens from
Morehead City, and their four chil
dren, Louise, Worth, John, and Har
old, are spending a few days with
Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Underwood this
Mrs. L. O. Pierce of Statesvile, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. A. P. Ed
wards, for a few days. She was ac
companied to Sparta by Mr. Pierce,
and Mr. R. V. Tharpe, of Statesvile.
Mr. Glen Warden, Mr. J. M. Wago
ner and wife, and Mr. B. F. Wagoner
attended the funeral of Mr. Jim Wa
goner at Tuckerdale in Ashe Coun
Misses Erma Hignight and Helen
White, of West Texas, are visiting in
the home of V. W. Reeves this week.
Mrs. Albert Spencer, of Florida, vi
sited friends in town Monday.
Miss Ola Coble and brother, Green
Coble, and friends of Salisbury, have
been camping here for a few days.
Misses Alice and Hattie Brown and
Sam Brown spent Sunday in Boone
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Fender visited
W. P. Richardson at Sugar Grove,
Va., last week.
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Morra, of Win
ston-Salem, visited Mr. and Mrs. R.
V. Thompson over the past week-end.
Miss Ruth Thompson has returned
from a two weeks’ visit to Winston
Salem where she visited Mr. and Mrs.
S. P. Morra.
Saturday night Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Joines were host and hostess at a
lovely farewell party honoring Mr.
and Mrs. Coy Mabe, who are leaving
for their home at Prospect Hill soon.
The guests were met at the door
by the hostess and invited into the
living room, which was beautifully
decorated with pot plants and cut
Partners were found by drawing
names, after which they were invited
on the back porch where the guests
enjoyed a watermelon feast. Four
tables of bridge, rook, seven-up, and
contests were enjoyed by those pre
At the conclusion of the games,
delicious lemonade and cake was
Guests present were: Mr. and Mrs.
I S. R. Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. Clennel
Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ri
chardson, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Gam
bill, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Stephens,
Mr. and Mrs. Coy Mabe, Mrs. W. R.
Robins, Mrs. F. G. Richardson, and
Mr. Leonard Roup.
ANNUAL WAGONER RE
UNION HELD IN COUNTY
To Meet In Yadkin Next Year
On Sunday, of July 30, the annual
reunion of the Wagoners and their
relatives was held at the home of
Glen Warden, near the Adam Wago
ner old home place.
After the crowd had arrived and
assembled on the lawn, a short musi
cal program was given by a quartet
! of young men—Roscoe Wagoner, Rex
Wagoner, Johnson Sanders, and Ri
chard Finney, who sang and also
played guitars. They furnished mu
sic throughout the program.
Then the chairman, Dr. W. G. Wa
goner, of Bluefield, W. Va., asked the
secretary, I. W. Wagoner, to read a
memorandum of the last reunion
which was promptly done. Then after
a brief talk by the chairman, Dr. B.
A. Wagoner, of Wytheville, Va., was
called upon to give the family gene
alogy. He spoke at length and gave
some very interesting facts and in
formation concerning the family his
tory, even going so far in the re
search as to ascertain the exact time
the Wagoner ancestors came from
Germany, and established themselves
in what is now Randolph County, N.
C.) before the Revolutionary War.
At the close of this speech the
crowd retired to an oak grove near
by where, upon a long table prepared
for the purpose, the ladies spread a
very sumptuous dinner which was
served in picnic style. And needless
to say, thoroughly enjoyed by all.
After dinner, Rev. Carl McKnight,
of Independence, Va., made a very in
teresting and timely talk, following
which Miss Helen Wagoner, of Blue
field, W. Va., delivered an oration
“World Democracy,” which was ex
ceedinly well rendered.
At the close of this number the
business session was held. All the
old officers were re-elected to serve
for another year and it was voted to
hold the next reunion in Yadkin
Hunting and Fishing
County Game Warden Gentry has
received a letter from J. W. Harrel
son, Director of the Department of
Conservation and Development, Ra
leigh, N. C., giving the cost of fish
ing and hunting license. The letter
follows in part:
‘The Department desires very much
to have all wardens push the sale of
combination hunting and fishing li
censes. The price of the license is $3
“The reduction in the price of a
combination hunting and fishing li
cense is larger than usual. The pur
chase of separate State-wide hunt
ing and fishing licenses will cost
$4.20. Last year these licenses sold
for $4.50. These reductions are in
keeping with other tendencies of the
times in cost reductions.
There is now more game in North
Carolina than at any time during the
last twenty years. Also the streams
are now better stocked with fish. Ev
ery person who purchases a combina
tion license will receive far more ben
efits than the cost of the same.”
Motion Pictures In For
est Fire Prevention
Motion picture equipment and reels
of forestry pictures will be taken to
many of the Civilian Conservation
Corps camps this summer on forest
fire prevention work trucks.
These trucks, often called “show
boats” in the National Forest areas,
run on their own power, carry a
“skipper” able to drive rough roads
as well as drive home a point in a
lecture, and bring entertainment and
instruction into remote communities.
Some of them have brought motion
pictures into sections where they
were hitherto unknown.
The trucks carry the message of
fire prevention and protection into
wooded districts, being provided with
lantern slides and motion pictures il
lustrating good forest practices. The
trucks are equipped with generators
to be used in case local power facili
ties are lacking. They also carry pro
jectors and other equipment needed.
United States Forest Service officers
are in charge, and are frequently aid
ed by local community leaders. The
“show boat” operators are called
upon to answer thousands of ques
tions every season.
The U. S. Forest Service has one
“show boat” truck in the southwes
tern region, with headquarters at
Albuquerque, N. Mex.; two trucks in
California; two in the Pacific North
west at Portland, Ore.; and two in
the eastern region of the United
States. Variuos stat*e forestry depart
ments also have fire prevention lec
ture trucks, about 13 or 14 in all.
While the available trucks will not
be able to reach all of the 1,470 sche
duled Emergency Conservation camps
this summer, they will aid in giving
instructions at as many as possible.
The two Forest Service trucks in
the Pacific Northwest already have
started on a tour of the camps in the
National Forests of the region.
BIRDS OF ALLEGHANY CO.
HABITS OF THE STARLING
(By Claude J. Smith.)
The starling is abundant in the
county, nesting in all sections. The
bird is 8 1-2 inches long, plumage
black, inclining to rusty. It also has
a yellow bill. These birds travel in
flocks numbering into the thousands,
from August to March, but pair off
for nesting. As yet, they have not
become settled near my home, but a
few pairs nest, and I am afraid that
eventually it will become a nuisance
here also. They are very destructive
to crops and to the nests and eggs
of smaller birds. In winter, these
birds have a certain roosting place,
and last winter, for a few days, I
had the privilege of observing one of
tnese roosts, located in a swamp near
L. A. Hampton’s residence, near
Stratford. Along about sundown the
birds began coming in from all points
of the compass, in flocks numbering
from a dozen to over a thousand. I
counted as near as I could the num
ber of birds that came to the roost,
and got over 16,000 as my total. In
the morning, all the birds would leave
in one flock, being so extensive that
it covered the sky. The noise made
by their wings could be likened to a
heavy wind blowing through timber.
This roost is used from August until
March, and in the near future I am
going to make a further study of it.
Most of the nests I have found
were either in hollows in trees or in
crevices of houses. They lay from 4
to 6 pale blue eggs, and I have known
them to raise three broods in a sea
son. Their call note is a harsh, grat
ing whistle. Every available means
hould be taken to exterminate this
)ird, as it is decidedly injurious.
I have seen large flocks clean up
the crop of several cherry trees in a
iew minutes, and the amount of food
a flock of thousands consume daily
is beyond comprehension. I am op
posed to the wanton killing of birds
ind all wild life, but the injurious
species should be controlled, and
•ventually will be.
I Ashe County Sunday School
Convention August 20
The officers of the Ashe County
Sunday School Association announce
the annual County School Convention
which will be held in Bethany church
on Sunday, August 20.
The convention will begin at 0:4b
in the morning and continue through
out the day with dinner at the church
Helping in the convention will be
Rev. Shuford Peeler, Salisbury, N. C.,
the-General Secretary of the North
Carolina Sunday School Association.
Other speakers will assist in the pro
The convention is inter-denomina
tional and workers from all the Sun
day Schools of the county are invited
to participate in the convention, mak
ing it a day of Christian fellowship
In charge of the arrangements are
C. M. Dickson and F. C. Nye, the
President and Secretary of the Coun
ty Sunday School Association. These
officers request the co-operation of
all the pastors and Sunday School
Superintendents of the County in the
effort to make the convention a suc
The officers announce that again
this year a pennant will be given
to the Sunday School having the lar
gest attendance based on miles trav
elled. It is expected that there will be
much friendly competition for the
pennant among the schools of the
FARMERS PAYING $8,000,000
FOR OIL, TAXES ALONE
Washington, D. C., Aug. 7— The
federal tax on lubricating oil costs
farmers alone more than $3,628,000
yearly, on the basis of a recent U. S.
Department of Agriculture report on
farm consumption of fuels and lubri
The report indicated that farm
consumption of lubricating oil in 1930
amounted to 90,700,000 gallons. There
is now a federal tax of 4c on each
Fuel consumption was placed at
2.125.000. 000 gallons, which would in
dicate a gasoline tax bill of $120,062,
300 per year, if only gasoline were
used and no farm exemptions permit
ted. The fuel, however, included kero
senes and distillates, chiefly for trac
tor use, and much of the gasoline
consumed was exempted from state
The Department estimated that in
1930 farm motor trucks consumed
225.000. 000 gallons of fuel and 11,250
000 gallons of lubricants. Stationary
engines consumed 90,000,000 galons
of fuel and 4,500,000 gallons of lubri
cants. Tractors consumed 526,500,000
gallons of fuel and 26,300,000 gallons
BUY AT HOME!
RELIEF WORK PROGRAM
TO BE DISCONTINUED
The work program of the local re
lief ofific will be discontinued after
this week On account of the lack of
funds. This will take from 30 to 60
mn off the payroll of the relief offce.
A limited amount of funds will be
available for some time for relief
of the most needy families n the
county. It is not known just how long
these funds will be available, and all
persons on relief are urgently reques
ted to make plans for taking care of
Mrs. Thomas O’Berry, of Goldsboro
has been apponted by the Governor
to head the relief work of the State
in place of Ronald B. Wilson, who has
been acting director of State Relief
since the resignation of Mr. Morrson.
LAUREL VALLEY BUILDS
UNIQUE POWER PUNT
In spite of physical infirmities, Mr.
J. K. Andrews, of Glade Valley, has
achieved a remarkable success in de
veloping and using the water power
on his land. Last spring he completed
the installation of a home electric
plant which furnishes all the light
and power that an average home
Eleven years ago Mr. Andrews
bought a tract of land on Highway
26, and although confined to a wheel
chair, with foresight and energy, he
planned and built a new home by the
roadside. Later he built a large store
and tourist cabins. From time to time
he has added equipment till now he
has one of the most modern homes
in the community.
Beside a stream back of his home
he has installed an overshot water
wheel which drives a large dynamo.
A supply ditch brings water from
some distance up the stream to turn
the wheel. Around the hill a lake
holds a reserve supply of water
should the other stream fail. From
these two sources he has an ample
supply of power at all times.
The dynamo furnishes 110- volt
electric current for lighting and op
erating numerous electric appliances.
An ingenious starting and stopping
device makes it possible to operate
the system from the back porch of
the home by pulling or pushing a le
ver. A long boardwalk from the house
to the power plant makes it possible
for Mr. Andrews to go down in his
wheel chair to make any adjustments
to or oil the machinery.
The expense of operation and up
keep is practically nothing, as the
machinery only requires oiling occa
sionally. A great deal more powei
can be generated without any addi
In addition Mr. Andrews went up
the mountain in front of his home
and installed a large tank which is
kept full of cold water by a moun
tain spring. He now has running wa
ter in the tourist cabins and hot and
cold running water in his home.
There is no expense herebecause the
water flows by gravity.
Many tourists stop at Laurel Val
ley tourist camp and enjoy the hos
pitality of this genial man who hat
made good use of the natural re
sources he found on the rough hill
sides a few years ago.
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS
The United States Civil Service
Commission has anounnced open com
petitve examinations as follows:
Cost and Production Superinten
dent (Shoe Factory) $2,000 a year,
les a deduction not to exceed 15 per
cent as a measure of economy and a
retirement deduction of 3 1-2 per cent
Federal Penitentiary, Leavenworth,
Kans. This examination is reannoun
ced for the reason that an insuffici
ent number of applications were ob
tained from the previous examination
which closed recently.
Steward (for filling the positions
of Steward at $2,600 a year and As
sistant Steward at $2,300 a year, less
a deduction not to exceed 15 percent
as am ensure of economy and a re
tirement deduction of 3 1-2 per cent,
Federal penal and correctional insti
tutions throughout the United States.
Junior Director of Social Work
(Junior Warden’s Assistant), $2,000
to $2,500 a year, less a deduction not
to exceed 15 per cent as a measure
of economy and a retirement deduc
tion of 3 1-2 per cent; Federal penal
and correctional institutions through
out the country.
Assistant Director of Social Work
(Warden’s Assistant), $2,600 to $3,
100 a year, less a deduction not to
exceed 15 per cent as a measure of
economy and a retirement deduction
of 3 1-2 per cent; Federal Penal and
correctional institutions throughout
the United States.
Full information may be obtained
from the Secretary of the United
States Civil Service Board of Ex
aminers at the post office in any city
which has a post office of the first
or the second class, or from the Uni
ted States Civil Service Commission,
Washington, D. C.
WE OO OUR PART
of TIRE CONSTRUCTION
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my thin, worn, dangerous tires
today and equip my car before
prices advance again, with the
Safest and Most Dependable
Tires I can find.
They must have:
Every fiber in every High
Stretch cord in every ply
saturated and coated with
pure liquid rubber, to give
me Extra Blowout Protection.
They must have:
Two Extra Cum-Dipped
Cord Plies Under the Tread
for Greater Strength and
They must have:
Scientifically designed non
skid tread to give me EXTRA
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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS—Welnvite Your Attention to the Ad
GLADE VALLEYJilGH SCHOOL,
Glade Valley, North Carolina
A Standard High School Plus Training in Public Speaking, Chris
tian Leadership, Music and Sewing.
Students Receive Individual Attention. Special Training for Culture
Expenses Reasonable—Offering Self-Help Plan.
write ior uaiaiogue.
RATE PER WORD, 1 cent;
minimum charge per insertion,
The Edwards Transportation Bus
will leave West Jefferson via Sparta
for Bel Air, Md., on Aug. 16th, at
7 o’clock a. m. Fare $8 one way, $14
round trip. For information write:
W. Bert Edwards, Darlington, Md. tf
FOR SALE—Blank Notes, 6 for 5c,
12 for 10c, 25 for 15c, 50 for 25c,
100 for 50c. At The Times Office.
FOR SALE—10 volumes by the great
1‘iench Author, Flaubert, in origi
nal carton. Never used. Unexpergat
ed edition. The set for $8.00. Call or
write the Times’ Office, Sparta, N.C.
FOR SALE—Saw Mill and 40-hp
Minneapolis motor, in fair condi
tion. Terms reasonable. See V. W
Reeves, Sparta, N. C. 2t.Au 10p<
BUY AT HOME!
FOR SALE—House and lot in Spar
ta on Highway 26 near high school.
ee °scar Caudill for price and
terms. . „„
Haying qqualified as administrator
of the last will and testament of Fan
me Jo}loston, I hereby notify all
persons having claims against her
es a e to present them to me within
twelve months of this date or this
notice will be plead in bar of their
recovery. All persons indebted to the
eS'r/e dIe noGfied to make payment,
this July 14th, 193J
. , G- C. CAUDILL,
Administrator of Fannie Johnston.
M. N. Davis, who resides at Van
styne, Tex., was born in Wilkes
ounty, N. C„ January 26, 1S44, and
laised to the Sublime Degree of Mas
er Mason in Mantua Lodge, in 1866.
uiing his life as a Mason he has at
ended 28 meetings of (he Grand
,.(>( ge and conferred more than 150
t egrets. Mr. Davis Is a Knight Tem
CARD OF THANKS
w ish to thank my friends and
neighbors for the many expressions
sympathy and kindnss shown me
1 l»'ig the illness and death of my
Wlfe- WATSON LOWE.