THE ALLEGHANY TIMES
$1.00 Per Year
Published Every Thursday
Entered as second-class mat
ter at the Post Office at
Sparta, N. C.
ERWIN D. STEPHENS, Editor
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1933
E D I T 0 R I A L
We wonder what has become of
our Business Men’s Club, which
started with such an auspicious
meeting in June ? Some of the lum
bers have xpressed a dsire to get
together again just for a “feed” if
for nothing more. Those who were
skeptical of such an organization in
the first place are geting a “kick”
out of saying “I told you so” now.
A business man of Elkin intimated
that a similar organization in Elkin
would like to have a joint meeting
with our Club at Roaring Gap some
time. What about it, fellows? Are
we going to let our Club die in in
fancy ? There’s work to be done
Art work among mountain people
should be encouraged. True art
comes from an innate desire for sell
expression. Handicraft in any form
is self expression. The joy of creat
ing beautiful things is deeper and
more lasting than the hectic plea
sures of gadabouts who have no real
use for their own time and are bored
with their own company. Our Coun
ty Fair is assured. Let us endeavor
to exhibit, along with the farm pro
ducts, examples of home art, wheth
er it be pictures or plowhandles, rugs
or furniture. For as that noted poet
Longfellow, would say: “Though
you build a house or a rat-trap bet
ter than your neighbor, and your
house be in the woods, the world will
make a beaten path to your door.”
Do you know the words of “Sour
wood Mountain,” “Cumberland Gap,”
“Bright Sherman Valley,” or any of
the other old, old songs of long ago?
Send them in with a brief comment
as to the history of the song as you
know it. The Times will publish the
words and the name of the one who
sent the copy of the best and most
complete songs sent in. Many of our
subscribers would like to have clip
pings of many of these old-time
On reading a legal notice now run
ning in The Times, Editor Harris
of The North State News was mv
ed to say:
“NEW KIND OF LAND CORNER.”
In an exchange appears in a des
cription of land, in a legal ad, the
following: ‘Beginning on a cucumber
It may be that way. If so, probably
the line follows the meandering of a
gourd vine to center of a squash;
thence south 2 watermelons to 6 bu
shels of peaches, pumpkin corner;
thence to the beginning cucumber,
(if it is still on the vine) and con
taining 3 acres of cucumbers, melons,
and peaches, more or less”
We can readily see how that line
moved Editor Harris to a witticism.
When the writer read that line on the
proof, he thought there was a ty
pographical error. Reference to the
original copy proved its correctness.
Later we found that the “cucumber”
in the copy referred to the cucumber
tree, which grows in this section.
So that line is just as familiar to
people of this section as the follow
ing line would be to citizens of
Wake: “Beginning on a pine by the
If Editor Harris cares to make us
a visit, we can show him Roaring
Gap, Peach Bottom, Mouth of Wil
son, Turkey Knob, Potato Creek,
Trap Hill, Air Bellows, Cherrylane,
Saddle, Whitehead, and a host of oth
er places that might arouse the int
erest of a lowlander. And we might
add that on his way back home Mr.
Harris might, if he wished, stop
at Pumpkin Center.
Come again, Mr. Harris.
WHAT KILLS A TOWN?
North State News.
About seven o’clock every morn
ing, Mr. Soakum can be seen swag
gering to his store. On the street
he is one to himself. He possesses
several hundred dollars in cash and a
fe wthousands in property. In his
warped mind he is independent and
what he needs or wants he can buy.
When asked to cooperate with a civic
organization of movement for public
welfare, he refuses and flatly denies
discussion. Not only is he a public
grouch, he is one of those front street
ornaments who does not share the
joys of life with the working and
passing world but buries himself in a
chair in front of his store and sleeps
his time away, awakened only oc
casionally by someone who insists
upon trading with such people.
His store is an old relic. Cobwebs,
dust and dirt are displayed more
conspicuously than his goods, and his
store shows that no attention is given
to cleanliness, rather, thay are piled
up like shucks. No, he doesn’t push
his business. He waits for business
to force itself upon him. Never does
he advertise, except maybe he will
allow a farmer to carry away free
advertising note books, left in his
store by some passing salesman. All
merchants realize that successful bu
siness now rests on advertising, but
the spirit of hogism will not let him
go forward; he sticks to his seat of
gloom. Any town that suffers the
hogism of a grouch is a poor place
GLADE VALLEY NEWS
Miss Nina Shoaf spent the week
end with Miss Iva Lee Moxley, of
Laurel Springs, N. C.
Miss Evon Eldridge is spending the
week with Miss Una Norman, of El
kin, N. C.
Cox Blevins spent the week-end
with his parents in Laurel Springs,
Rev. O. W. Marshall is holding cot
tage prayer services this week in the
following homes: Monday night at
Mr. F. A. Stoker; Tuesday night at
Mrs. C. H. Creed; Wednesday night
at Mr. P. C. Collins; on Thursday
night Rev. Marshall will be in Spar
ta and Friday night services will be
at Mr. A. J. Bryan.
BIRDS OF ALLEGHANY CO.
SONG SPARROW TRAITS
(By Claude J. Smith.)
Being a plain-colored bird, the
song sparrow is often overlooked, but
he is found nearly everywhere, but
usually in the vicinity of houses.
I have found that hunting the nest
of this bird is an interesting experi
ence. The best way to find one is to
watch the parent birds during May
and June when they are building.
When you see one holding nesting
material in its bill, drop everything
else and keep your mind and eyes on
the bird. If you are careful not to
make any motions or noises, the bird
will soon reward you by going to the
nest, which is already taking shape.
One nest that I found was placed in
a rose bush that grew by the wall
of an occupied dwelling house.
Inspection will show that the nest
is made of coarse grasses, dead leaves
and strips of bark. I have never seen
but one nest that was not lined with
The song sparrow rears three
broods in a season. The first nest is
made in May or June, the second in
late June and July, and the third in
late July or early August. The first
nests are usually made on the ground.
I suppose this is because the bushes
are not in leaf when they are built.
Later nests are in bushes or briars,
usually near the ground.
Usually 4 or 5 eggs are laid, but I
have found nests containing 2 and 3
eggs. Usually a bird lays one egg
less each tinfe she lays during the
season. I have seen eggs so thickly
spotted as to appear nearly brown,
and also those with very few spots
around the large end. A pair, evident
ly the same one, has reared three
broods near my home for the past
four years. In all, this pairs’ pro
geny during those years has been 46.
No wonder song sparrows are so nu
merous. When ftswas attending Piney
Creek high school, I daily passed sev
eral large brush heaps in a sheltered
nook. During the winter months it
seemed that all the birds of the re
gion would be wintering there. I
counted over 80 song sparrows in
those brush heaps. Often when the
earth was locked in the icy grip of
King Winter, these birds would try
to sing, but their songs were poor
efforts, as compared to their song of
These birds are very fond of insects
and are of great service to mankind
by destroying these pests. They also
eat wild berries and seeds. During
the winter months, seeds form the
principal part of their diet.
When trying to make sure a spar
row is a song sparrow, look for a
spotted throat and breast with one
spot in the center of the breast con
siderably larger than the other. This
bird is a very welcome permanent
resident in the county, and I am very
glad that these birds are as numer
ous as they are.
THE MOTORISTS WHO TAKE
You see them on strets and high
ways every day—motorists who take
You see them turning corners at
high speeds. Or stealing another car’s
right of way. Or passing on hills and
curves. Or driving on the wrong side
of the road. Or cutting in and out
of thick traffic. Or coming roaring
into intersections and road junctions
without looking to either side. Or op
erating at speeds which are obvious
ly higher than are safe under driving
conditions of the moment. And, every
once in a while, you see such a mo
torist cause an accident. Perhaps
there is little damage done. Or per
haps a life is lost and valuable prop
erty is needlessly destroyed.
The reckless motorist comprises
ten per cent or less of the driving
population. But he causes ninety per
cent of the accidents. If the reckless
drivers simply injured each other it
wouldn’t be particularly important to
the rest of us. But they seldom do
that—they maim and kill the careful,
the competent, the prudent. And you
never know who’s going to be next.
This year about thirty thousand
people are going to be killed because
someone was careless, reckless, dis
courteous. Not one of a thousand o
those deaths is really due to an un
avoidable accident—an occurrence
jwhich is almost as rare as the dodo
They can all be prevented. And they
will be when there is a concerted
public drive against those who make
places of carnage out of public high
In The Superior Court, Before The
Frank J. Ball, Plaintiff,
A. V. Choate, Alex Ball, Kyle Ball,
Lucy Ball, and Dan Ball, Defen
The non-residents of the defendants
above named will take notice that an
action entitled as above has been
commenced in the Superior Court of
Alleghany County, North Carolina,
being an action to declare the plain
tiff the sole owner of certain funds
in the hands of A. V. Choate, Guard
ian of Frank J. Ball, Alex Ball, Kyle
Ball, Lucy Ball and Dan Ball; and
the said defendants will further take
notice that they are required to ap
pear at the office of the Clerk of the
Superior Court of said County on or
before the 24th day of September,
1933, and answer or demur to the
complaint filed herein, or the relief
demanded will be granted.
This August 23, 1933.
A. F. REEVES,
Clerk of the Superior Court.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
Pauline Wright, Plantiff,
Charles G. Wright, Defendant.
The above named defendant will
take notice that an action entitled
as above has been commenced in the
Superior Court of Alleghany County,
to secure form the estate of he de
fendant a reasonable subsistence and
support for the plaintiff; and the said
defendant will further take notice
that he is required to appear at the
office of the Clerk of the Superior
Court on the 25 day of September
or within thirty days thereafter and
answer or demur to complaint in said
action, or the plaintiff will apply to
the Court for the relief demanded
in the complaint.
This 21 day of August, 1933.
A. F. REEVES,
Clerk of Superior Court.
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.
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
i 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 substitutec
trustee by instrument recorded in
Book 6, Page 331, Alleghany County
Registry, will on Tuesday, September
5, 1933, at or about twelve o’clock
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
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 6tn
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. j
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,
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
af 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
af 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 lO'/r of the amount
of the bid as his evidence of good
This the 5th day of August, 1933.
JOSEPH L. COCKERHAM,
Robert Weinstein and Victor W.
Thompson, Attorneys, Raleigh, N.
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND
Under and by virtue of a judgment
and order of the Superior Court of
Allghany County in a Special Pro
ceeding entitled P. L. Choate, Ad
ministrator of J. T. Lynch, vs Cleo
patria Lynch et al., I’ the undersigned
Commissioner, will on Saturday, Sep
tember 23rd, 1933, at one o'clock P.
M., sell at public auction at the court
house door at Sparta, for cash, all
the lands of the said J. T. Lynch, de
ceased, except that tract containing
about 10 Vz acres allotted to Cleo
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Sparta, • - • - North Carolina
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Prints,.10c to 20c.
Silks. 40c to 65c.
Ladies’ Hats.79c and 98c.
Ladies’ Dresses .59c to $4.98
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patria Lynch as her dower.
First tract: Known as the Dough
ton place, adjoining the lands of Ben
Lynch, Alex Gambill, Lon Me Reeves,
Anders heirs and others, containing
about 16 acres.
Second tract: Containing about
three acres, lying on the east side of
the J. T. Lynch home place, adjoining
the lands of John Havner, the dower
land, and others.
Third tract: Containing about six
acres, being the remainder of the
said J. T. Lynch land, lying on the
west side of the place, and adjoining
the lands of Jim Reeves, Bert Shu
mate, the dower land, and the Dough
This the 23rd day of August, 1933.
P. L. CHOATE,
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.
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