THE ALLEGHANY TIMES(
DEVOTED TO THE CIVIC, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF ALLEGHANY AND BORDERING COUNTIES
THE ALLEGHANY TIMES
$1.00 PER YEAR
CASH IN ADVANCE
SPARTA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1933.
UNDER NEW SALARY SCHEDULE,
MAXIMUM PAY FOR TEACHERS $720 YEAR.
According to a new salary schedule
set up and approved by the State
School Commission the absolute max
imum pay for teachers with Class-A
certificates and eight years experi
ence will be $720 a year. The average
reduction under 1930-31 salaries is
32 per cent but that is by no means
uniform, an entirely new schedule
having been devised. The cut for
"teachers in the best schools is much
more severe, as those schools opera
ted nine months instead of eight and
supplements ran as high as 50 per
cent of the State schedule, so that
a number of teachers will now re
ceive less than half of former salar
Of the $16,000,000 appropriated for
public schools, $12,725,000 has been
set aside to pay teachers and princi
pals. The general control item, in
cluding the pay of superintendents
and their office forces has been cut
from $850,000 to $425,000; and the
transportation item from $2,150,000
to $1,700,000; and the operation of
plant item from $1,200,000 to $900,
000. The remaining $250,000 of the
appropriation was set up as an emer
It is estimated that there will be
23.000 teachers in the State, of whom
14.000 are white and 9,000 are color
The statement of the Commission
is as follows:
“The sub-committees on the salary
schedule, one'from the State Board
of Education and one from the
State School Commission, today made
a joint report to the State School
Commission. The report was not sub
mitted to the State Board of Educa
tion because a quorum of that board
was not today available. It will be
presented to the State Board of Edu
cation at the earliest possible mo
ment. The State School Commission
approved the report of the sub-corn- j
mittees. This schedule is set up in j
accordance with Section 122 of the i
school machinery act, which requires i
the State Board of Education and'
the State School Commission to pro
vide a maximum salary schedule.
This, therefore, is a maximum salary
I schedule. The teacher’s schedule is
“Class A certificates: salary begins
at $70 per month, with eight annual
experience increments of $2.50 each
allowed; maximum salary, $90.
“Class B: salary begins at $60 per
month, wiith six annual experience
increments of $2.50 each allowed;
maximum salary, $75.
“Class C: salary begins at $55, with
four annual experience increments of
$2.50 each allowed; maximum salary
“Elementary A certificates: salary
begins at $2.50, with two annual ex
perience increments of $2.50 each al
lowed; maximum salary, $55.
“All others: salary begins at $45
a month, with no increments allow
ed; maximum salary, $45.
“The principal’s salary schedule is
based on the number of teachers al
lotted to a school building and pro
vides an increment of $5.00 a year
for experience as principal for four
years. In other words, a principal
with four years’ experience in all
instances would be entitled to $20.00
a month more than a beginning prin
cipal in all schools of more than sev
“The classified principal’s schedule
begins with schools of seven teachers
at a fixed salary with an increase
based on the number of allotted
teachers in excess of seven. The be
ginning salary of a principal in a
seven-teacher school is $95.00, or $5
more than the maximum salary of a
teacher, but adds an experience in
crement of $5.00 a year for four
years, which would make the maxi
mum salary of a principal $25 more
than the salary of a teacher, or $115
for a school of this size. There is an
increment for each additional allotted
teacher from seven to fifteen of $5.00
per teacher; $4.00 per teacher from
sixteen to twenty; $3.00 per teacher
from twenty-one to thirty; $2.00 per
teacher from thirty-one to forty, and
$1.00 per teacher from there on. The
salary of the superintending princi
pals of city administrative units fol
lows this schedule with a maximum
of $2800.00 per year."
COUNTY EPWORTH LEAGUES TO
HOLD GROUP MEETING SATURDAY.
Saturday, August 26 an all day
League program will be held at Spar
ta Methodist church. It will invove
all six Leagues on the charge. The
program will begin at 10 A. M., and
close at 3:30 P. M. All Leagues are
showing great enthusiasm and we
expect a large crowd. Each Leaguer
will bring a lunch and dinner will be
spread under the large oak in the
church yard. The public has a hearty
welcome to hear the program.
A nice medal will begiven by Mrs.
Russell to the winner in the recitation
The program for the day will be
1. Recitation contest by two speak
ers from each of the six leagues on
the charge. Medal will be given to
2. Each league will give a special
number of music.
3 Each League President will give
or be responsible for a three or four
minute talk on subject subjected by
1. Social hour. One hour of out-of
door games, directed by Joe Cox.
2. League Union. The League Union
President, Joe Cox, will preside over
the Conference and conduct the meet
ing in the manner given by the
We are expecting one hundred per
cent attendance from all the Leagues
on the charge.
C. W. RUSSELL, Pastor.
C. W. Russell, Pastor
Attendance and interest in the re
vival at Shiloh is good. The meet
ing will run through Sunday night
and possibly longer.
Regular services will be held at
Cox’s Chapel and Potato Creek Sun
Through the efforts of the Ep
worth League at Cox’s Chapel, the
pastor’s car was almost filled to ca
pacity with a pounding the last night
of the revival.
Many will be happy to know that
Rev. Seymour Taylor, once presid
ing elder of this district, will hold
the fourth quarterly conference on
the charge. It will be held at Piney
Creek, September 28, at 3:00 P. M.
Revival services are in progress at
Laurel Springs Baptist church and
will continue through Sunday. Rev.
J. R Shumate will be with the pas
tor after Sunday, and the revival will
continue through the greater part of
A large crowd attended the ser
vices at Sc.^ttville last Sunday at the
morning service. After the Sunday
School and preaching hour, a group
of young ladies carrying flowers,
marched in front of the congregation
to the cemetery and a brief service
preceded the decoration of graves. So,
we continue to honor the memory
of our friends and loved ones after
they go to their reward.
- J. L. Underwood, Pastor.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the Presbyterian services to
be held at the Baptist church Sun
day morning at 11 o’clock.
Prayer service will be held Thurs
day evening at 8 o’clock at the Bap
tist church. The public is cordially
invited to attend.
REV. O. W. MARSHALL.
Show Sharpe Decreases
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 23— Total re
lief expenditures in North Carolina
during July were $585,665, according
to a statement made public today by
Mrs. Thomas O’Berry, administrator.
This sum represents a decrease of
approximately 37 per cent as com
parde with the $928,468 spent dur
Only $63,000 of July’s expenditures
or less than nine per cent, were pro
vided by the city and county govern
ments involved, the remaining $522,
388 coming from the Federal govern
The expenditures for July repre
sent a decrease of approximately 56
per cent as compared with the ex
penditures for arch which was the
high month of the winter. The total
outlay for March was $1,323,346.
The per family expenditure for
North Carolina in July was $9.90, as
compared with $9.60 during June.
The total amount of relief expendi
tures during July, by Alleghany coun
ty was $1,311.34.
NOTICE TO UNEMPLOYED
Topsoiling of the new road from
Sparta to Laurel Springs is now un
der way. All unemployed, especially
those on relif, who want work, are
requested to see C. A. Miles at the
Relief Office and register at once.
CONVENTION SEP. 3
Indications point to a splendid at
tendance of the Annual Alleghany
Sunday School convention which will
convene in the Glade Valley Presby
terian church on Sunday, September
3. There will be two sessions; morn
ing and afternoon. A fellowship din
ner will be served at the church at
the noon hour. It is expected that
many of the Sunday Schools of all
denominations of the county will
have large delegations present.
Various phases of the Sunday
School work will be discussed in the
convention and it is requested that
the delegates come prepared to par
ticipate in the open forum on New
Things Being Done in the Sunday
School, Problems To Be Met, The
Growth of the School, or any other
subject of interest in the Sunday
The principal speaker will be Rev.
Shuford Peeler, the General Secre
tary of the North Carolina Sunday
School Association. Other religious
leaders will have important parts on
A pennant will be given to the
school having the largest attendance
based on miles traveled. The contest
is open to all the Sunday Schools of
the County, except the one with
which the convention convenes and
other schools within a mile of this
The program is as folows;
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION,
(For All Denominations.)
Glade Valley Presbyterian Church,
Rev. O. W. Marshall, Pastor.
Sunday, September S, 1933
Convention theme: “Learn of me—
9.45—Fifteen minute song service,
Eev. C. W. Ervin, leader.
10:00—Scripture and prayer—Rev.
O. W. Marshall.
10:05—Hymn: “Take Time to be
10:10—Ten-minute Talk: “Build Up
a Sunday School Spirit,” Rev. C. W.
10:30—Address: “The Intellectual
and Spiritual Preparation of the S.
S. Teacher.”—J. M. Cheek.
Taking attendance of Sunday
Report of County Officers.
11:15—Special music—Solo or duet.
11:20—Address: “Why This Teach
er Succeeded,” Rev. Shuford Peeler.
Salisbury, N. C., State Secretary.
Offering for the support of the
Appointment of committees.
Fellowship Dinner—Everybody Bring
1:45—Ten-minute Song Service—
Rev. J. L. Underwood, leader.
2:00—Election of officers and oth
2:20—Address: “Evangelism in the
Sunday School," R. A. Doughton.
2:45—Address: “Down to the Pot
ter’s House,” Rev. Shuford Peeler.
(New Things You Are Doing.)
(Growth and Decline.)
(Half minute talks by any one.)
Note—A pennant will be given to
the School having the largest atten
dance, based on miles traveled.
G. GLENN NICHOLS, Pres.,
E. B. ELDRIDGE, Sec.
HITCH-HIKING AS WE FIND IT
Some of our friends have semed to
think that our sympathies are too
limited because we do not warm up
to what is known as hitch-hiking.
But why enthuse over a practice that
contains the folowing possibilities:
A man who was motoring along a
country road offered a stranger a lift,
i The stranger accepted. Shortly after
ward the motorist noticed that his
watch was missing.
Whipping out a revolver which he
happened to be carrying he dug it
' into the other man's ribs and ex
claimed: “Hand over that watch!"
The stranger mekly complied be
fore allowing himself to be booted
out of the car. When the motorist
returned home he was greeted by his
“How did you get on without your
watch?” she asked. “I suppose you
know that you left it on your dress
ing table?”—N. C. Christian Advo
SUPERIOR COURT HERE
i WEEK OF SEPT. 25
Many Criminal and Civil
I Cases On Calendar.
' Several important cases will be
tried at the Septmber trm of Super
ior court which convens here Sep
tember 25. Both criminal and civil
cases will be tried during the week.
1 The case of State vs Gillespie,
Ward, and Houck will be retried as
to the defendants Gillespie and Ward.
All of the defendants were convicted
at last September term of robbing
| J. E. Vernon of this County, and
t were sentenced to from five to seven
years in State prison. Houck was
' unable to finance an appeal and was
, carried to Raleigh to serve his term.
He was recently paroled and will be
a witness for the other boys at this
term. Doughton and Gambill carried
(the appeal of Gillespie and Ward to
the Supreme Court and obtained a
new trial for them.
Much interest is being centered on
! this case, since the defendants are
from prominent families in Galax.
Other important cases are: State
. vs Upchurch, Lane, and Walker, who
| were bound over on charge of robbing
, John Mabe. The defendant Walker
I broke jail and has not yet been ap
State vs Jeff Sanders and Robt.
Landreth, who have been bound to
. court for assault upon each other
with deadly weapons.
There are a number of other crimi- ]
nal cases and many important civil
cases. About ten divorce cases are
on docket for trial. It is not expected
that the week’s docket will be cleared
at this term.
Judge J. H. Clement, of Winston
Salem, will preside over this term
LAUREL SPRINGS WINS
A very interesting baseball game
was played between Scottville and
Laurel Springs Saturday, August 19.
The largest score of the season was
made, being 17-13 in Laurel Springs’
favor. Only six innings were played
on account of rain.
The second game scheduled for
that day will be played at a later
The official box score and sum
mary is as follows:
Jones, ss., cf.,
Sheppard, 3b. ss., .
Gambille, c., 3b.
Sheppard, W. 2b. ... .....
McMillan, E. lf.-p.
Ab. R. H. Po.
5 2 2 1
Perkins, cf.-p. ...
McMillan, K., c.
Sheets, C. rf.
Osborn, J. 3b.
Pruitt, p. ......
Sheets, H. p.
Ab. R. H. Po.
5 4 3 0
0 0 0 0
Laurel Spgs.—220 346.
Alleghany Aided 190
Families In July
Raleigh, Aug. 19—A decrease of
47 per cent in the number of North
Carolina families receiving relief dur
ing July as compared with June was
revealed today by Mrs. Thomas
O’Berry, relief .administrator. The
number aided during July was 58,
937 as compared with 92,272 in June.
The number given aid during July
is 64 per cent below the peak month
of March when 164,000 families were
on the relief rolls.
Mrs. O’Berry atributes this large
decrease in North Carolina’s desti
tute families to three causes: im
proved business conditions; a logical
seasonal decline; and because of the
fact that 135,000 relief families have
been assisted in planting gardens and
small farms from which have been
derived their food supplies.
Alleghany County aided 190 fami
lies during July.
All interested persons are request
ed to come to the cemetery at Li
berty church, Whitehead, Friday A.
1 M., at 8 o’clock, for the purpose of
cleaning off the grounds. Bring tools
to work with.
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GRASSY CREEK DOWNS
SPARTA LOCALS 3 To 5
Sparta lost a seven inning bal!
game to Grassy Creek Saturday by
a score of 6 to 5. Each team got nim
hits. Grassy Creek bunched their hit
in the fifth with some errors an
scored all their runs.
Edawrds had a perfect day at ba
The box score and summary is as
Ab. R. H.
J.4 1 2
..4 1 1
.4 1 4
.4 1 1
.4 0 1
.3 0 0
...3 0 0
..2 0 0
.2 1 0
Ab. R. H.
.4 0 0
.4 1 2
.3 1 0
*.4 1 1
.3 1 1
.3 1 2
.3 0 2
.3 0 0
.4 1 1
Base on balls, Reeves one, Gam
bill three, Francis one. Struck out by
Reeves 9, Gambill 6, Franics 5. Hits
off Reeves, 9; off Gambill 7 in five
innings; Francis 2 in two innings.
Sparta will play Grassy Creek at
Sparta Saturday, at 3:30 P. M. A
double header is expected to be play
Scottville vs. Laurel Springs at
Laurel Springs, Saturday.
Twin Oaks and Piney Creek will
cross bats at Piney Creek Saturday
evening, August 2Gth, at 3 o’clock.
Fair Tax Association
Has Right Name
The most significant and important
event that transpired in North Caro
olina on August 1 was the organiza
tion of the Fair Tax Association. If
the people of the State hav not lost
interest in the justice, particularly
with respect to taxation, this asso
ciation will become a powerful factor
in our political and economic life.
The association has the right name.
The thing that every good citizen
that is, a system under which nobody
should desire is a fair tax system—
share of the expense of government
will pay more than his proportionate
and under which nobdy will pay less
than his proportionate part of the
amount required to maintain the va
rious functions and agencies of good
The association has the right name
because its first objective is to abol
ish the general sales tax in North
Carolina. If there is anything that is
unfair to the masses of the people,
the general sales tax is that thing.
The first duty of a Fair Tax Associa
tion manifestly is to fight unfair
The association was fortunate, too,
we think, in its selection of an exe
cutive director, upon whose efforts
the success of the organization will
very largely depend. J. Paul Leonard
long ago demonstrated his ability as
an organizer and can be relied upon
to give a good account of himself
in this enterprise. He has been fight
ing the sales tax in North Carolina
With the cooperation of the con
sumers, who pay this tax, and of the
law to collect it, Mr. Leonard and the
merchants, who are forced under the
officers associated with him will have
an efficient organization in every
county in the State within six
This will mean, of course, a real
fight in every county and senatorial
district next spring, the outcome of
which will determine the complexion
of the next legislature. For it might
as well be understood now, as later,
that the only way the North Carolina
Fair Tax Association can fight the
sales tax effectively is to nominate
Assembly—both Senate and House—
and elect members of the General
who will devise a tax system for this
commonwealth which will not include
a sales tax.
In the meantime—that is this sum
mer and next fall and winter—the
Fair Tax Association, of course, will
not fail to conduct a campaign of
publicity designed to keep the aver
age citizen in every county in the
State thoroughly informed on the
amount of sales tax he and his coun
ty are paying this year.—Editorial
in Winston-Salem Journal, Aug. 3,
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Sanders, of
Stratford, N. C., announce the mar
riage of their daughter, Maxie No
rine, to Mr. Rex Chas. Wagoner, of
Mouth of Wilson, Va., August 18, at
Independence, Va. Rev. L. F. Funk
$100 REWARD OFFERED FOR SAFE
AND PAPERS STOLEN RECENTLY.
Jobbers Break Into Store of J. W. Blevins Near Hare, N. C.
was loaded on the car.
Robbers broke into the store of J. before it
7. Blevins near Hare Wednesday
ght of last week and carried away
safe containing $157 in money and
, many valuable papers. Entrance was
effected by drawing the staple of the
padlock and using skeleton key on
regular lock. Change from the cash
drawer was taken, but no other arti
cles from the store were missing.
The safe was rolled down the road
Local officers investigated the rob
bery but could find no clues as to
the identity of the robbers. Mr.
Blevins took over $500 out of the
safe the day before the robbery. 'It
is thought that the thieves must have
known of the large sum in the safe
and planned to make a big haul. The
car was tracked to the highway, but
the tire tread offered no clues.
TEACHERS NAMED FOR
SPARTA SCHOOL DIST.
Teachers for the remaining schools
in the Sparta District were elected
by the Committee at a meeting Sat
urday morning. Teachers for the
Sparta school have been announced
in a previous issue of The Times.
Teachers in the other districts will
be,announced as soon as elected and
approved. Teachers for the schools
are as follows:
Glade Valley—G. G. Nichols.
Toliver—Cora Lee Gambill.
Pine Swamp—C. G. Fende|\
Air Bellows—Muriel Caudill.
Whitehead—Mrs. Carrie Fender
and Miss Reba Caudill.
Liberty Knob—Edna Gentry.
Chestnut Grove—Garnet Edwards.
Wolf Branch—Mr. and Mrs. Silas
New Hope—Betty Joines.
TENNESSEE TO CELEBRATE
MEMORIES OF PIONEERS
Greenville, Tenn. Aug. 16—A gaunt
man with a hoe and an axe and a
gun—and a dog—came over the
Carolina mountains 200 years ago,
hitched his horse to a sycamore and
began the conquest of Tennessee.
Tomorrow this city and its neigh
bors will begin the sesqui-centennial
celebration of the founding of a
highland dominion, where men were
so valiant they were called “the
Volunteers” and so loyal to their cov
enants that they fought their own
brothers rather than sacrifice a prin
The story of the coming of Wil
liam Bean and the Carolina clans
men will be told here in pageantry
and song. The celebration will last
two days, for it’s a long story from
Daniel Boone to Muscle Shoals.
There will be street parades and
dances and speeches.
Here came John Sevier over the
hills with a new doctrine of liberty
and the courage to die for it. Here
in east Tennessee was founded the
Wautauga association— the first
Democratic government in the new
world, conceived by isolated pioneeds.
Word reached the outpost that a
new nation had been born and that
colonists were •'’at war with the
motherland. They already had a gov
ernment out here, but the men loved
a fight so they gathered in Happy
Valley and trudged over the passes
to King’s Mountain.
The pageant will show a pano
rama of romantic history from the
Cherokees to the era of Muscle
Sevier and his lost State of Frank
lin—the growing of corn—the massa
cres—Andrew Jackson practising law
in the wilderness—“Remember the
Alamo, remember Goliad" — Davy
Crockett in buckskins—“Be sure you
are right then go ahead”—Jackson
asking troops to fight the British—
the Volunteer state that won the
Battle of New Orleans — Andrew
Johnson patching pants in his tailor
The martyrdom of Crockett— The
march to Mexico. The spread of an
agrarian culture.— The rise of abo
litionists in this land where slavery
was a hated institution. Secession —
troops of hill clansmen marching
away to fight for the union while
their midland brothers became their
Johnson, the Tennessee tailor —
facing impeachment — his return
home reconstruction even in a
land that had been loyal—the pass
ing of the agrarian culture — the
transfer pf power from the furrow
to the store till and the industrial
ist’s pay window.
The Taylor brothers and their
dogs and fiddle — The “War of the
Roses” — the conquest of the
Tennessee—Muscle Shoals. Factory
smoke writes a new alphabet over
the valley- the promise of a new
order of things.
Mrs. C. A. Doughton, and Mr. and
Mrs. Burton Doughton visited Mr.
and Mrs. Guy Cox at Chilhowie, Va.,
Large Crowd Attends Funeral
At Antioch Church.
Mrs. Sallie Estep died at her home
near Stratford last Tuesday, August
15. She was 83 years old, had been
sick for about two months, but was
confined to her bed only three days.
She had lived a long useful life
and had a host of friends to mourn
her passing. She was generally found
at home to welcome all that came to
visit in the home. Her place in the
home and community cannot be fill
ed, for she was kind, gentle and hos
pitable to her family and neighbors.
The funeral was conducted from
Antioch church Wednesday, August
16, by Elders J. M. Williams and J.
R. Tolliver, in the presence of a very
large crowd and the remains were
laid to rest in the nearby cemetery.
She leaves a husband, H. D. Estep,
one brother, Granville Billings, and
five children: Mrs. Alice Crouse, Dar
lington, Md.; Mrs. Matt Irwin, Strat
ford; D. R. Step, of Nebraska; J, M.
and H. L. Estep, of Stratford, be
sides several grandchildren and other
relatives that will miss her kindness.
All the children except D. R. Estep
were at the funeral. The long dis
tance from Nebraska here prevented
him from attending the funeral.
The active pallbearers were: S. C.
Richardson, J. F. Atwood, R. V.
Thompson, C. G. Fender, T. A. Fen
der, and L. E. Edwards.
The flower girls were: Mrs. Flora
Moxley, Thelma Mabe, Bessie Mox
ley, Ethel Reynolds, Zora Irwin and
Miss Lillie Billings.
NEW BANK OPEN AT ELKIN
The bank of Elkin opened Tuesday
of last week with deposits exceeding
$40,000 and withdrawals less than
$200 Business concerns and citizens
of Elkin have ben handicapped for
some time because the town had no
banking facilities, and now that the
new bank has had such an auspicious
opening, people generally are rejoi
R. C. Lewellyn, president and cash
ier, announced that the opening ex
ceeded his fondest hopes and expec
tations, and expressed his sincere
appreciation to the citizens of Elkin
and vicinity for their cooperation and
It was pointed out that withdraw
als, which totaled $174, represented
only two accounts, one of which
amounted to $167 and the other to
From the time of the opening a
steady stream of depositors filed by
the teller's windows, making big
deposits and small as an expression
of their confidence in the bank and
faith in its officials.
At a meeting of the stockholders
held late Monday afternoon, the
following men were elected as direc
tors: J. R. Poindexter, chairman,
Avery leaves, C. S. Foster, R. C.
Freeman, Thomas M. Roth, W. S.
Gough and R. C. Lewellyn.
Immediately following the stock
holders’ meeting, the newly elected
directors met and confirmed the se
lection of R. C. Lewellyn as president
and cashier; W. S. Gough as vice
president, and Garland Johnson as
The Bank of Elkin was organized
with a working capital of $25,000
and an authorized capital of $100,00.
Paid in surplus amounts to $12,500.
The stock is owned by the people of
Elkin and vicinity and the bank is
in ever , sense a home bank.
Bank ig hours are from 9 a. m.
to 1 p. m.
Picnic at Choate Mountain
Those enjoying a picnic Sunday on
Choate’s Mountain were: Mr. and
and Mrs. Aral Choate and daughter,
Mrs. Loyd Absher and daughter, Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Absher and grand
children, Mrs. Martha Absher, Mrs.
Charlie Kilby, Messrs. Foster Absher
and J. L. Richardson; Misses Rousia,
Ethel and Bertrice Absher, Ilene
FOR THE BEST FAIR ALLEGHANY EVER HAD—“ITS COMING!”