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    THE ALLEGHANY TIMES
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$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 31, 1933
Public Opinion
To The Editor of The Alleghany
Times:
If you will allow space in the Open
Forum of your paper for this letter
it will be appreciated by me, and I
promise to make it short. For I am
able to realize, if you will pardon the
statement, that the cost for publish
ing a weekly paper is greater, often,
than the income.
I hope that your list of subscribers
will rapidly increase in number over
Alleghany and all the other counties
of the 8th (New 9th) Congressional
District, and over the State. 1934
is just around the corner. And we
have nothing good to expect from
those in government authority who
would longer oppress and crush us.
What will we do ? The little boy
said ‘salts won’t do, I have tried it.’
Our grievances will never be relieved
by either praying or cussing. We
must act now. Those of us who can
not see and realize matters of deep
est concern—the right to earn a liv
ing by the exercise of training, the
right to relief in sickness as well as
the criminal at trial; to freedom and
to life—surely can feel the little drops
of unjust taxation, wealth escaping.
The most deplorable, the blackest
page, condition in the history of our
State is the significant fact that our
law-makers neglect to provide medi
cal aid for the people. More than
five thousand persons annually die in
North Carolina, denied medical at
tention in their last illness. Yet it
might, it seems, embarrass some one
to allow relief to the neglected, the
oppressed, the crushed.
Our Representatives and Senators
in The Congress should have a Sen
ate Committee investigate the con
duct and the special privileges of
the so-called State Medical Society
and its private Board of Eaminers.
“Truth forever on the scaffold,
Wrong forever on the throne.”
THOMAS L. ESTEP, M.D.
Stratford, N. C., August 26, 1934.
Who Took Hold The Horns?
A business meeting of the church
had been called for the purpose of
subscribing funds for erection of a
parsonage:
Pastor—(To assembled congrega
tion): “Who will head the list with a
liberal gift?”
Deacon Stone: “Five hundred dol
lars.”
Pastor: “Splendid! We have the
bull by the horns now.”
Deacon Stone: “I withdrawn my
subscription without explanation.”
EMERGING FROM A
NATIONAL CATASTROPHE
What Remains To Be Done to
Complete The Job.
(BY DALTON WARREN.)
Under the leadership of our great
Presidnt and his most competent as
sistant, Hon. Hugh S. Johnson, we
are merging from the depths of the
worst depression this country has
ever experienced. The task has been
no small one. A great many things
have been done in Washington during
the past five months. This Govern
ment has never been in the hands of
more capable and efficient hands than
those to whom we intrusted it on
March 4th, 1933. Much of the credit
must go to Hugh S. Johnson who is
the administrator of the National Re
covery Act. Mr Johnson is, indeed, a
prodigy in many respects. He has
proven himself to be a leader of men,
- and not only this, but he has been
able to force strong minds to co-in
cide with his point of view.
The leaders of industry have been
rather prompt to co-operate with Mr.
Johnson in the administration of the
law. They have placed the utmost
confidence in him as a leader. In
times like these one man must lead
and Mr. Johnson is, and has been, the
man of the hour. So much for what
has been done. The question, what
must be done to complete the job, re
mains to be answered. In attempting
to answer this question, we must, if
we can, take a view of the whole sit
uation. What has been done thus far
has been an attempt to solve the pro
blem of unemployment and restore
purchasing power. This has been par
tially accomplished. A great many
men have been given employment
under the new regime, and still oth
ers are to get work in the very near
future. Now here is what remains to
be done. These men who are now
earning money must spend money.
The goods which have been bought
by retail merchants must be sold, and
more manufactured goods must be
bought by the retail merchants, if
the factories are to continue to run.
If the retail merchants can sell the
goods they now have, and can buy
again from the manufacturers, then
there is every good reason to believe
that the factories can continue to run.
If the retil merchants cannot buy
more goods, then there is no escape
from the fact that the factories will
again have to close, thus increasing
unemployment and forcing us back to
the depths of the depression. So the
answer to the query is, buy and buy
and buy goods, goods of every kind
which can be profitably used in your
homes. If you are earning money
spend it. Spend it wisly and spend all
of it. If this is not done our efforts
have been in vain because production
and consumption must go together.
Every man and woman in this coun
try must get behind the program if
it is to be successful.
We have the right sort of leader
ship. We have the right man in the
right place. What we need now is
full and complete co-operation. Will
we give it? If we do, we may be as
sured that success will crown our ef
forts. Th American people have never
failed in a crisis. What shall we do
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No—this is not poetry—neither do!
we believe in evolution (I bet there
are lots of Einstein-ites around these i
parts that will be saying, once they j
read this: ‘‘I told you so.”)
With apologies to F. D. R. and his'
unstinted efforts to maker national j
precovery a prmanency in U. S.A.,
we pause to rever that personag,
who, like ourselves (guessed at the
probabilities of this NR A busness) I
and asked us if this was a patent
medicine—and, curious enough to
know how often it had to be taken
to get the proper results. It’s a good
brand of medicine for some of our
ills, but up to about presstime I
don’t think it has yet been patented.
* * * *
It’ll re-act to the fullest extent, if
a man will stay under the “blanket”
as the code is diagnosed. But right
here we have to relinquish a cussin’.
* * * *
There is prevalent in our much
sought-after sleep every night some
thing that aggitates this code of
“blanketing” our sleep, in that a flea
or fleas, or maybe its an army acting
under orders from a major or briga
dier-general, to make an onrush just
about the time we are in a mood for
“shut-eye.”
* * * *
Have you ever witnessed a trained
flea circus? We haven’t, but we got
a notion to fire these we got, and
hire some more experienced ones,
like the ones what hang around a
circus, maybe.
* * * *
As precedents long established are
singular of countries and customs,
naturally “when in Rome do as the
Romans do—as for instance, while
we are in the mountains, etc., you
have to do a certain kind of hunting
(like looking for snipes (?). Dis
gruntled and furious, we go into
throes with this element and have
a conquest.
* * * *
Only one morning recently our
neighbor asked : “Did you hear those
folks throwing rocks last night?”
Of course we didn’t offer any apolo
gies, but I suppose that was the
night we were after Mr. Flea.
* * * *
The trouble with these mountain
pests is they do not recognize or
ganized labor—quitting when they
have in sufficient number of hours—
or we would extend courtesy where
demanded. But night after night, we
are reminiscent of that song, “Hop
Along Sister Mary, Hop Along”—
only in the song we substitute ‘flea.’
* * * *
' Boys will be boys—fleas will be
fleas. Usually when we first discov
er a “snooper” while peacefully
slumbering is to feel something
like a snake crawling up said pajama
leg, only to find later its something
in this, our dilemma? Caesar said on
one occasion: “I came, I saw and I
conquered." Let us now make that
same declaration, and we shall
emerge victoriously.
The * lea
(By A. P. E.)
Dalton Warren Hardware Co.
Wish to call your attention
again to the fact that we are
buyers of Farm Produce, and
that we expect to pay top prices for
same.
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We have just received a full line
of HOSIERY for Men, Women, and
Children. Also a complete line of new
Fall Styles in Shoes for Men, Women
and Children.
We have a full line of Etchison Hats
for Men. Also a full line of School
Supplies for school childrkn^ Our
prices are absolutely right on these
items.
Remember that we carry a full line
of LADIES' READY-TO-WEAR and
PIECE GOODS. We want to urge
you to see us before purchasing your
supplies, as our stock is absolutely
New and Complete. We carry ev
erything to supply your needs.
We pride ourselves on the fact that
we carry the best line of merchandise
in Alleghany County. Seeing is be
lieving. Come and see for yourself.
DO NOT FORGET—WE HANDLE PRODUCE!
DALTON WARREN Hdw. CO.
Alleghany County’s Biggest Store
Sparta, N. C.
;hat jumps—and makes pretty time.
* * * *
They utilize every minute in giving
fou the once-over. Here is where we
-eview a new determination, gnash
our teeth a coupla times, keep stiff
jpper-lip, et cetera.
* * * *
If we could be at two places at
the same time, by and by we’d catch
this flea-bully, but we make a con
certed effort with a stiff uppercut
only to miss this leaping-lena by
several feet—thereby causing another
blue spot on our profile.
* * * *
In modest terms we say we’re only
human, and have feelings like fleas
have, perhaps. In compliance with
what Mr.Roosevelt beseeches, we are
prone to quit work when the whistle
blows, and through the able guidance
of this National Recovery Adminis
tration we enforce our demands on
said Flea—“Lay off, McDuff!” or else
this NRA has been violated.
Observations By The
“Man In The Street’’
Prof. C. R. Roe back from the
Century of Progress feasting his eyes
on AUghany County’s new Palace of
Justic. . . . Jay Hardin interrupts that
‘song’ he loves to hum long enough
to say thank you to a sale—we are
hoping to larn the words ere long . .
A country correspondent writes of
a Sunday afternoon baseball game
last Sunday, while down at Sparta
baseball park Sunday night rocks
were having their ‘fling’ and we don’t
know, but rather think it was John
Barleycorn . . . Chinquapins getting
ripe, —guess the squirrel season is
on hand . . . The post-office as a mec
ca for everything leaving Sparta as
much as Uncle Sam’s mail . . .Dalton
Warren explaining the merits and
plan of the NRA, as an enthusiastic
supporter would do . . Next Monday
there will be lots of tomorrow’s lead
ers of mn wending their way to the
schoolhouse; and mayhap a stubbed
toe will hindr an old shoe from get
ting there . . . Uncle Doc Taylor
endeavoring to clarify a point of view
either narrating a new joke h’s just
learned, or if just being Uncle Doc
as he is . . . A rainy day (our soli
taire) and memories of days we’d
like to lii’e over—only later at ev
ening’s tide, witness a herd of cows
as they wnd their way home . . .
only another day’s song of happiness
has spent itself . . . and jour truly
treks his waj’ to a little rendezvous
by the side of the road.
None Exempt
A prominent negro minister con- !
eluded a powerful sermon to a con- j
gregation of his race. Brother Fox 1
was asked to offer prayer. i
Brother Fox prayed: ‘ Oh Lord, I (
aint nothing. The Brother what pray- I
ed aint nothing. Oh Lord! You ainl
nothing.”
FOR SALE—Abruzzi Seed Rye. See
Bert L. Holloway, Sparta, N. C.
2t-Sep. 7-pd.
NOTICE
The Edwards Transportation Bus
will leave West Jefferson via Sparta
ror Bel Air, Md., on Sept. 6th, at
7 o’clock a. m. Fare $8 one way, 814
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.
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■ Reins - Sturdivant
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Funeral Home
Ambulance Service Day or
Night.
—Licensed Embalmers—
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SPARTA, N. C.
22- TELETHON E-22
DR. M. A. R0YALL,
Elkin, N. C.
SPECIALIST
in diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose
and Throat
GLASSES FITTED
School Opening,
Monday, Sept. 4
SELECT YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES FROM
THE LARGEST STOCK WE HAVE EVER
HAD! .
Tablets.lc., 2c., & 5c.
Pencils .lc., 2c., 5c.
Rulers, . lc.
INK
PASTE
FILLERS—EXTRA LARGE
MECHANICAL PENCILS, 10c
PENCIL LEADS
SCHOOL BINDERS,
10c, 15c, 25c.
COMBINATION PEN-PENCIL
98 cents
FOUNTAIN PENS, 98c—Up
SHEAFFER PENS
B. & T. Drug Store
TWIN OAKS MOTOR COMPANY
REPAIRS TO ANY CAR
PRICES REASONABLE
TWIN OAKS HOTEL AND CAFE
Rooms — Lunches — Cold Drinks — Banquets
Free Car Storage For Hotel Guests
—FREE CAMP GROUND—
Service and satisfaction
TWIN OAKS, : : : : : NORTH CAROLINA
Smithev
THE PLACE
s Store
FOR BARGAINS
WE DO OUR PART
Specials For FRIDAY, SATURDAY,
-.-and Monday- --
| Grocery
I I Depart merit
Specials
6^/t tbs Rice..,.25c
Oatmeal, ..5c per box
Sugar ..5 tbs for 25c.
Pure Coffee.2 tbs for 25c
Toilet Soap ......3 cakes for 5c
Laundry Soap 3 cakes for 5c
1A gal Fruit Jars fsauare)
95c Dozen
1 Qt. Fruit Jars (square)
75c Dozen
1 Pt. Fruit |ars (square)
65c Dozen
Black Draught, package... 15c
Leather, tb., ......40c
Soda, ......8 packages for 25c.
School Supplies
school 1 ablets and Note
books,.lc each
School hose for boys and
girls...10c pr.
Children s School Oxfords
and Shoes.79c to $1.79
Girls’ long sleeve Dresses 69c
Boys School Trousers
...48c to 98c.
Boys’ School Suits .$3.48
Boys* School Oxfords,
•••.$1.48 eo $2.48
Children’s School Sweaters,
cotton mixed, wool mixed,
and all wool.48c to 79c.
WE WILL HAVE A NEW AND COMPLETE LINE OF SCHOOL
SUPPLIES, TABLETS, PENCILS, NOTE BOOK PAPER, LUNCH
BOXES, INK, AND STATIONERY. YOU CAN BUY IT FOR LESS
-AT SMITHEY’S -
WE WILL HAVE DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER A
NEW LINE OF CHILDREN’S RAINCOATS
Also A New Line of FALL AND WINTER COATS FOR LADIES,
GIRLS AND CHILDREN
ERING US YOUR PRODUCE! YOU CAN ALWAYS DO BET
TER AT SMITHEY’S!
Smithey’s Store
    

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