THE ALLEGHANY TIMES DEVOTED TO THE CIVIC, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF ALLEGHANY AND BORDERING COUNTIES SPARTA ALLEGH ANY COUNTY, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 17,1933’ THE ALLEGHANY TIMES $1,00 PER YEAR CASH IN ADVANCE No. 14. STATE SCHOOL COMMISSION ALLOTS ALLEGHANY 52 TEACHERS Number of Elementary Teachers Decrease 5. The State School Commission has made an allotment of teachers for Al leghany County for the next school year. The number of high school teachers for the county was incrased by one and the number of elementary teachers was decreased by five. The allotment by districts is as fol lows: High School Elemen. Total District. No. 1—5 20 25 District No. 2—4 10 14 District No. 3—0 8 8 District No. 4—0 5 5 9 43 52 Five teachers were allotted to the four colored schools in the county. Teachers for the other schools will be announced by Th Times just as soon as they are elected by the Dis trict Committeemen. GLADE CREEK TEACHERS ELECTED BY NEW COM. The committee of Glade Creek School District No. 3 met at Little Pine School on Saturday, August 12, and organized, electing H. G. Greene, chairman, and A. T. Evans, Scretary. At this meeting the teachers for the schools in the district were elected as follows: Vox—Mrs. Ida Edwards Crouse. Blevins X Roads—Claude Crouse. Hooker—T, R. Franklin. Rich Hill—Mrs. Leila Greene Wa gonr and Letcher M. Gnry. Dividing Ridge—Mrs, Geneva Ble vins. Little Pine—Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Richardson. Double- header For Saturday Two ball games are scheduled for next Saturday afternoon. Laurel Springs meets Scottville at Laurel Springs in a double header game. Sparta will play Grassy Creek in a double-header there. Games are scheduled for 3:80 P. M. A. F. Reeves Appointed Member Local School Board Mr. Eugene Transou, who had been appointed a member of the Sparta District School Committee, declind to accept the appointment, owing to the fact that his business engagemnts would not permit him to devote th requisite tim neces sary to the performance of his du ties as a committeeman. The Board of Education met in special session Monday and appointed Mr. A. F. Reeves to serve in his place. Relief Garden Seed Ready For Distribution The winter garden seed for relief families are now here ready for dis tribution. Those who have not obtain ed turnip seed are asked to call by the relief office and get them. These seeds were bought by the Alleghany County Relief Office for distribution to relief families. A very small amount of relief work will be dene from now on due to the lack of funds and the price pr day required for relief work. No families will receive more than two days work a week, and men with small families will get only one day’s work a week. Several people on the relief list have been able to secure jobs in factories and in other places and can get work every day at good wages. We suggest that every fellow on re lief try to get work, if he possibly can. C. A. MILES. Richardson Reunion Last Sunday the children of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Richardson met at their home in Sparta for a family re union and dinner. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Irwin and chil dren, of Sparta; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Richardson and children, of Bel Air, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Richard son, of Sparta; Mr. and Mrs. Odell Richardson and son, of Sylva, N. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Richardson Misses Ruby and Maude Richardson Messrs. Woodrow and Arza Richard son. In the evening a watermellon feasl was enjoyed by all the family. Senior Class 1933 Glade Valley High School The Glade Valley High School will open Tuesday, September 5 with the following faculty in charge. Rev. C. W. Ervin, principal and teacher of English and Bible; Prof. W. Clay Thompson, Science and History; Miss Annie Belle Corry, French and Mathematics; Miss Mar garet Dowdle, Home Economics; Mrs. Ellen Guerrant, Music and Dean of girls; Mrs. E. B. Eldridge, Matron and E. B. Eldridge, Superintendent and Treasurer. The regular fees have been reduced on some items and as usual the school is offering to worthy boys and girls the self-help plan. With this help a student is enabled to attend with a very small outlay of money. The school runs a book exchange sys tem and text books are furnished for only a small rental fee. The school has recently had a do nation of over one hundred, reference i and other books, and the well equip 1 ped library now has over twenty-five hundred volumes of well selected ref erence, fiction and classical reading material. The students have daily ac cess to the library as regulated study periods are arranged for each class. The school has a well equipped I Sewing Department with trained teacher and girls desiring to take this course will receive credit toward gra duation and no extra fee is charged for work done in this department. In addition to regular high school work pupils receive training in Glee C ub, public speaking, debating, dra matics and music. Those interested are given special training in Chris tian leadership as the programs of the Christian Endeavor Society are planned and conducted by the stu dents under the direction of a facul ty member. All these extras give the graduates additional preparation for their future work in college of chosen vocations of life. THOUSANDS ATTEND MUSIC FESTIVAL AT WHITE TOP Mrs. Roosevelt Awards Prizes To Contestants. Grayson county was distinctly hon ored Saturday by the attendance of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Whitetop Music Festival. Mrs. Roose velt arrived at the scene of the fes tival about 2 o’clock and remained until near 5 o’clock. She traveled to Whitetop from Abingdon, where her train arrived, over a trail that hei father often traveled forty years ago when he had business interests in that section. Following her arrival, Mrs. Roose velt and the others in her party were taken straight to the summit of Whitetop where they enjoyed the view. She was then conducted to the pavilion where contestants from Vir ginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina vied for honors in ballad singing, instrumental music and in folk dances. A steady stream of cars crept up the narrow roads leading to the sum mit of Whitetop from early morning. Many of the roads were tied up with traffic as autoists of a score of states struggel to see Mrs. Roosevelt. It was estimated that more than 5000 cars were admitted to the grounds. To those in her party, Mrs. Roose velt talked freely of her childhood memories of her father. Straight into the sound of the fid dled tunes she went then, her smile instantly reflecting the spontaneous gaiety of the unusual scene— the Whitetop Mountain folks festival. She expressed her pleasure at being to participate in the celebratinn and later, after the decisions of the judges had been announced by John Powell, noted Virginia composer, she congratulated the winners and pre sented the awards. She was cheered by all types of persons—mountain folks and college professors; girl campers in sports slacks and overalls, both white and negro conservation corps workers. To the cheering thousands under Whitetop pavilion between spirituals Mrs, Roosevelt spoke briefly. “To the people who live here I want to say a special word of gra titude,” she said. “They have given me the feeling that they remember affectionately my father, whom I adore.” John Powell, in presenting Mrs. Roosevelt just before she awarded the prizes to contestants, said, “the great proof of the importance and significance of this great musical heritage of our people is in the fact that Mrs. Roosevelt should come.” On her way down the mountain, Mrs. Roosevelt paused to visit a ne gro conservation camp. Prize winners in the final contests were: Ballads: First, Horton Barker, Chil howie; second, Mrs. Texas Gladden, Roanoke county; honorable mention Mrs. Nancy Baldwin, Whitetop. Fiddle: First, (tie) R. D. Minnick Lynchburg; Frank Blevins, Marion second, Jesse Johnson, Wolf Pen, W Va. Banjo: Jack Reedy, Marion; se Fort Chisrtel Woman Dies FromTaking Poison cond, Karl Cruise, Candull, Tenn. Bands: First, Jack Reedy and the Blevins boys and the Wolford band, Marion, (tie): second, Virginia boys, Damascus. Square dance, Bob Mast and Cruise Brothers. Clog dance: First and second prizes divided between Jack Reedy, Marion; E. S. Marshall, W. T. Spencer, Rug by. Folk hymns: First W. E. Alderman and son; second, Cruise family. A special prize was awarded to the old harpe singers, of Nashville, Tenn. John Powell presented a special prize to Abner Keese, of Altavista, in appreciation of his singing of bal lad tunes. W. E. Alderman and son, Ilo, who won first prize of $10 in the folk humn contest, are residents of Galax and also sang at the Massanetta Springs sacred festival recently. The first song sung by Mr. Alderman and son at both contests was “Wondrous Love.” / R. E. Jones, also of Galax, while he did not enter the contests, played “Captain With the Whiskers," an old Revolutionary tune, on the violin which he played on at the recent Galax “Good-Will Month” event. Among the distinguished guests at the folk festival were: Mrs. Percy McKaye, author of folk drama; John Powell, Richmond, pianist; Mrs. J.A. Jardine, president of the National Federation of Music Clubs; Mrs. Phy lis Fergus Hoyt, Chicago composer; Sherwood Anderson, author; Louis Gruenberg, composer; Richard Crane, Westover; Russell Phillips, biogra pher; Thatcher Hoyt, Chicago; Mary Cummings Eudy, Louisville poet; Jean Thomas, founder American Folk Music Society; Arthur Kyle Da vis, national folk music authority; Dr. George Pullen Jackson, a leading folk hymn recorder and author; Mar tha Beckwith, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Atlanta Composer; Mrs. E. J. Ottway Port Huron, Mich., composer and for mer president of the National Fedra tion of Music clubs; George C. Peery, Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia, and Richard Halliburton, traveler. Reeves Reunion The first Reeves Reunion will be held in the Transou grove at Sparta on Sunday, August 27, at 10 A. M. All members of the Reeves family, relativs, and persons connected by marriage are invited to attend and bring baskets for lunch. There will be several speeches after lunch. It is expected that Governor Doughton, Congressman Doughton, Judge Ogles I by, Judge Padgette, and Prof. Cheek will make short talks at the gather ing. SPECIAL SERVICE AT METHODIST CHURCH SUNDAY Rev. W. L. Sherrill, beloved secre tary of the Western North Carolina conference, will preach at the Metho odist church Sunday at 11 A. M. Let's give him a good crowd and hear a splendid message. No Motive Assigned For Act, Mrs. Dean Bryant, who lived near Fort C'hiswell in Wythe County, died Monday from the results of drinking carbolic acid. No motive has been assigned for the act. Her husband has been dead for some time, and she lived with an only daughter on the farm. This daughter was mar ried on Sunday before her death. She seemed very much grieved at having to part from the girl. Funeral services were held at 11 A. M., Wednesday, at Bridle Creek church. FARMERS TO TOUR COUNTY AUGUST 23 Farm Leaders To Discuss Farm Problems. Many farmers will be interested in a farm tour of the County sponsored by County Agent W. B. Collins. Pro minent farm men from Raleigh will accompany the group and discuss va rious farm problems. The purpose of the tour is to acquaint farmers with improved methods of farming in Al leghany County. Following is an out line of the tour furnished The Times by Mr. Collins: “You are invited to join a farm tour of the County on Wednesday, August 23. “Mr. H. R. Niswonger, and Mr. F. R. Farnham, of Raleigh, will be with us on the tour. “The tour will start at the farm of Edd Wawthorne, on the Independence road at 9:00 o'clock. At this farm we will inspect a field of certified seed ) potatoes, Lespedeza demonstrations, , and other crops of interest, and Mr. I Niswonger will make a talk on cer tified seed Irish potatoes. "There are a number of fine demon strations of Lespedeza growing in pastures and being grown for soil im provement that will be visited during the day. Also good fields of corn, cabbage and truck crops will be visit ed. “Some of the farms where turkeys and chickens are being raised in brooders will be visited. “There is a trench silo being con structed on the farm of the County (Agent. This'farm will be visited and the construction and value of the trench silo will be discussed by Mr. F. R. Farnham. “We believe that the trench silo will be an economical means of win tering c.ittle in this county and a large number of farmers should be interested in learning how they should be built and how they should be filled. “Please join us on Wednesday, Au gust 23 at 9:00 and see what other farmers are doing. Bring your lunch. W. B. COLLINS.” MAKKIAOE Mr. Hall Patterson and Miss Katie Collins, both of Wytheville, Va., were | married by Rev. C. W. Russell here Saturday. ' Sparta Teachers Named By Board All Alleghany Schools To Open Sept. 4th. The Sparta District School Com mittee met for the purpose of or ganizing' and electing teachers. Mr. A. F. Reeves was named chairman and Dr. T. R. Burgiss, Secretary. The committee then named th teachers for the Sparta school, but did not elect the teachers for the other schools in the district. Teach ers for other schools in the Sparta District will be elected at a later meeting of the committeemen. Teachers for Sparta School are as follows: Principal, Charles R. Roe; High School: Mrs. Chas. R. Roe, Mrs. Ida J. Warren, Mrs. Clyde H. Collins, Herbert Estep; Agriculture Teach er, F. H. Jackson. Elementary Teachrs: 1st. grade, Miss Clyde Higgins; 2nd. grade, Mrs. Bessie McMillan; 3rd. grade, Mrs. D. C. Bledsoe; 4th. grade, Mrs. A. V. Choate; 5th. grade, Miss Grace Crouse; 6th. grade, Burton McCann; 7th. grade, Miss Mabel Crowe. All Schools in Alleghany County will open September 4th. Sunday School Convention At Glade Valley Sept. 3 Officers of the Alleghany County Sunday School Association announce the Annual County Sunday School Convention which will be held in the Glade Valley Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 3. The convention will begin at 9:45 in the morning and continue throughout the day with dinner served at the church. The convention is inter-denomina tional and workers from all the Sun day Schools of the County are invit ?d to participate in the convention, making it a day of Christian fellow ship and helpfulness. Helping in the Convention will be Ftev. Shuford Peeler, General Secre tary of the North Carolina Sunday School Association. Outstanding Sun day School workers wil also address the convention. In charge of the arrangements are 3. Glenn Nichols and E. B. Eldridge, the president and secretary of the Aleghany County Sunday School As sociation. These officers request the cooperation of all the pastors and Sunday School Superintendents of the County in the effort to make the convention one of the best of its kind ever held in the county. The officers announce that again this year a pennant will be given the Sunday School having the largest at tendance based on miles traveled. It is expected that there will be much friendly competition for the bannci among the schools of the county. Grassy Creek Boy Largest forest Worker In C. C. C. Washington, Aug. 14—James H. Scott, a 19-year-old boy who is seven feet three inches tall and weighs 275 and sisters picking on him, so he left pounds, grew tired of his big brothers borne and joined the Civilian Conser Captain W. E. Corkill commanding vation Corps. the conservation camp at Marion, N. C., in a report today to Robert Fech ner, director of conservation work, claimed Scott was the largest forest worker in any camp in the country. The director’s attention was called to him when an application came for a pair of 17 1-2 triple “E” shoes, trousers 44 by 44 and an 8 1-2 size bat. Corkell reported in response to Fechner’s questions that Scott requir ed two cots for sleeping, one from the waist up and one from the waist down. His reach from finger tip to finger tipis seven feet nine three-fourths inches and his hands, measuring around the palm 11-2 inches, are too large for ready-made gloves. His nick-name is “Big Boy” and he tells those who inquire why he joined the conservation corps: “Because my big brothers *and sis ters imposed upon me.” His home is in North Carolina near Mouth of Wilson, Va. Unknown Person Shoots Farmer's Mules Mr. C. R. McCann, of Cherrylane, had the misfortune of getting his muls shot by a party or parties un known while the mules were grazing in the pasture Wednesday afternoon of last week. The mules were not killed, but latest repots are that they will not recover. No motive has been assigned for the shooting. NELSON CHILD KILLED IN HIGHWAY TRAGEDY ‘educational confer ence TO BE HELD IN SPARTA SEPT. 2 Teachers Requested To At tend Meeting. A meeting of special interest to teachers and board members will be held in the Sparta High School Build ing on Saturday, September 2, at 10 A. M. A number of things relative to the opening of the County Schools will be discussed, and pertinent facts in the new school law will be brought to the attention of the teachers.Talks wall be made by various county offi cials and members of the local school boards. It is hoped that all the teach ers of the County and interested pa trons of the schools will avail them selves of this opportunity to get ac quainted with the aims and objectives of the school system under State control. A complete program of the meeting is given below: “EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE Sparta High School Saturday, Sept. 2, at 10:00 A. M. Devotional Exercises—Rev. J. L. Un derwood. Educational Situation in the County —Some Achievements and Objec tives..Supt. Jno. M. Cheek. Report on Conference of Elementary and High School Principals which was held at Boone G. Glenn Nichols Organization of the Library L. K. Halsey. Health Program.Chas. R. Roe Short Talks by the Members of the Allied Forces of Education as Fol lows: D. C. Duncan, M. E. Reeves, Eu gene Transou, District No.l. W. F. Parsons..District No.2 A. T. Evans . .District No. 3 D .L. L. Long ..District No. 4 County Agent Activities —Bryan Collins. Welfare Department.Claud Miles Health Department Betty Fowler Organization of School Masters’ Club and Alleghany County Teachers’ Association. Registration of Teachers in atten dance. All teachers in Alleghany County are requested to attend this meeting and the public is cordially invited to be present. JNO. M. CHEEK, County Supt. of Schools.” Arnold Jones Scout master for Alleghany O. Arnold Jones, of Scottville, has| been appointed Scoutmaster for Spar ta. Plans are being made for a meet ing in Sparta on Wednesday evening of next week for the purpose of or ganizing a troop of Scouts. It is hop 2d that parents will cooperate in the endeavor to get the work of scout ing organized in the County. Mr. Jones is well qualified for scout work. He has attended Scout confer ences, had charge of Scouts on trips from time to time, and has demon strated his ability before Scout exe cutives. He has had considerable ex perience in dealing with boys of the Scout age. Accident Pronounced Un avoidable. The six-year-old child of Zeke Nelson was instantly killed Sun day afternoon about two miles north of South Fork River when it ran across the highway direct ly in front of a car driven by Dr. B. C. Waddell, of Grassy Creek. The child was knocked down and its skull crushed. Death was in stantaneous. The child was on the side of the highway in company with several other children. Dr. Wad dell was driving toward Grassy Creek at a slow rate of sped. It is not known whether the child saw the car, but when the ma chine was almost opposite the group the child suddenly dashed in front of it. Dr. Waddell stop ped the car befor it had passed over the body. The child was carried to Wilkes County for burial Mon-, day. No blame has been attached to Dr. Waddell, as he is known to be a careful driver. The acci dent, it seems, was unavoidable. Dr. Waddell is reported to be confined to his bed from shock and grief over the tragedy. CAR STOLEN ON MAIN STREET HERE THURSDAY Abandoned Car Located At Davidson College Friday. Some person or persons, identity unknown, took Mr. T. E. Donnelly’s car from in front of the Jay Hardin Store last Thursday afternoon and abandoned it after a wreck at David son College. Mr. Donnelly parked the car, a 1931 Chevrolet coupe, in front of the store on Main street and left the switch keys in the lock. While he was in the store, someone drove it off toward Independence. When the theft was discovered, local offi cers investigated and drove to Inde pendence and called officers in all nearby towns, giving the description of the car. Later developments brought out the fact that the thief or thieves turned the car at the Mthodist church and headed back through town. At Elkin a filling station operator put four gallons of gas in the car, and ' the occupant drove off without pay ing for it. Friday Mr. Walter Irwin received a telephone call from officers at Da vidson College, stating that a car of the description of the stolen car had been wrecked and abandoned there, Mr. Irwin and Mr. Donnelly drove down and found the care not serious ly damaged. About $150 worth of sample Remington pocket knives had been taken from the car. Officers have descriptions and oth er data which they believe will soon lead to the apprehension of the thief. Alleghany Agicultural Fair To Be Held In Sparta, OcF DEATHS PRESTON Me. COX Mr. Preston Me. Cox, age 72, of Independence, Died Saturday, August 12, and was buried in the family cemetery Sunday. Rev. Evans con ducted the funeral services in the presence of a large crowd. Many beautiful flowers besopke the love and esteem felt by the relatives and friends of this good man. He is usrvived by three sisters, three half sisters, one half brother, two sons, Prof. Camett B. Cox and Muncey E. Cox, one daughter, Leota Cox, and two grandchildren. He has many relatives in Alleghany and Grayson counties. The flower girls were: Mary Ennis Osborne, Susie Osborne, Blossom Reeves, Beulah Murray, Ruby Mur ray, Mattie Rose Murray, Pearl Mur ray, and Evelyn Osborne. Roscoe Osborne, Baze Osborne, Wal Pallbearers were: Murray Osborne, ter Osborne. Honorary pallbearers were: Joe Cox, Emett Cox, Summett Cornett, Hilery Reeves, Judge Padgette, and Dr. Smith. Citizens Requested to Coop erate With Fair Officials At a meeting in the Register’s Of fice Tuesday night members of the County Fair Association voted to hold the Alleghany County Agricul tural Fair during the first week in October. A number of business men not present had previously signified the Fair officials. their intention of cooperating with The fair will have the same types of exhibits as last year, with prizes for the best exhibit in each depart ment. The first day of the Fair will consist of entering and judging ex hibits. The second day will be de voted t > races, contests, and ball games. There will also be programs each night. People of the County are requested to cooperate with the Fair officials in making this one of,the best Fairs ever held in the County. Farmers are asked to make preparations for entering something in the exhibits. Officials. The same officials as last year will conduct the Fair. They are as fol lows: W. B. Collins, President; J. E. Joines, Vice-President; F. H. Jack son, Secretary-Treasurer.