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SPARTA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY, SPARTA, N. C., THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 7.1933
MANY VISITORS ATTEND
OPENING SPARTA SCHOOL
Has Largest Senior Class In
History of School.
A large crowd of parents and visi
tors attended the opening exercises
of the Sparta High School Monday
morning. Shortly after nine o’clock
the pupils and visitors gathered in
the Auditorium, which was crowded
beyond capacity. The devotional ex
ercises were conducted by Mr. Kilby.
Then talks were made by the follow
ing people: Prof. Cheek, M. A. Hig
gins, Emmett Reeves, Prof. Blum,
Prof. A. O. Joines, Dalton Warren,
E. D. Stephens, Rev. Underwood, and
Prof. C. R. Roe. Each called atten
tion to the opportunities offered by
modern schools to the youth of the
county and stressed the value of
making the most of these opportu
After these exercises the pupils
assembled in their respective class
rooms for classification and assign
ments. A checkup on numbers reveal
ed that 280 pupils were enrolled in
the elementary school and 191 in the
high school. It is expected that the
high school enrollment will exceed
200 within the next few days.
The Senior Class this year is the
largest in the history of the school.
Prof. Roe expressed himself as being
pleased with the cooperation at the
opening and stated that he was ex
pecting one of the most successful
years in school work this year. In
spite of great reductions in salaries,
the teachers are determined to make
every effort to make this year’s work
the best possible.
SHASTA’S LETTER .
Bullhead, Aug. 31—Dere Editur:
Yistiddy I hyeerd a man say that
he wuz glad to be here, in fact that
he wuz glad to b enywhre. Wich
I rekon thims my sentiments egg
zactjy, cawse wich ef I wuzn’t glad
to be here. I rekon I’d be here jes
the same, so twuldn’t do no good for
ter be grouchy about it, being as I
had nuthin to do with that part of it
All ov wich pruvs that taint no good
to grumble about the acts ov Provi
dence, fur we ken do mity little ter
alter thim faks. Awlso folks, gin
erally speekin ,aint got no use fur
perpetual and habitual brumblers,
being as theys the kin whut dont
iver do much gud whurever they are.
Iwlso wich pruves that ef we dont
like to be here, twont do no gud to
raze a howl about it, and that we hed
better go ahed and keep our mouth
shet an make the best ov a bad bar
Sleep is jes bout one of the grat
est blessings that iver came to man
kin, cawse ef hit twasnt why should
so many peeple spend so much time
in that business? Howiver the most
sleeping whut is did is done by babies
and old kolks, yung folks not seeing
the kneed of so much sleep twell it
comes time to get up in the mawn
in, being then about the hardest
folks in the wurld to make get up.
Me proving this by being an egg
sample, pa being also witness to that
fact, me not wanting to go to bed
soon nor wantin to git up urly, but
wich pa make me git up whither I
wantter er not; me also usually do
ing whut pa sez, in order that me
an the raisor strop dont come in
dreck contack, wich pa sometimes
uses fur a purswader, and hit shore
are a good one to. Whin a person is
lying down with his ies shet and his
mouth open and a vacant exprushion
on, that are a pretty good time to tell
him whut yew think ov him, being
as he wont answer yew back nor hit
yew. Howiver thar is some danjur
thar, fur the feller mite wake up,
and then yewd have a time eksplanin
to him whut yewer doing thar. All
ov wich pruvs thet thar is a little
danjur in narely ivery thing yew do,
evin the safest things, fur sumtimes
fire-pruf biddings evin git burned.
Wich pruvs thet sumtimes yew niver
can tell. Howiver sleep is a grate
boon to mankin fur this reeson; If
yew niver went to sleep, how cud
yew iver eggspect to wake up?
Yurn fer sleep, Shasta Spreewald
Killed Near Deep Gap
Mr. L. F. Caudill, of Sparta Route
1 was a caller at The Times office
Monday and left the rattlers of a
large rattlesnake which he killed Sat
urday near Deep Gap. The snake, Mr.
Caudill stated, was the largest he
has seen in this section. It measured
over three feet, and had 9 rattles and
one button. One of Mr. Caudill’s
horses narrowly escaped being bitten
by the reptile, the horse side-stepping
the snake which was lying in the
A large number of people from
Sparta attended the Woodruff reun
ion at Elkin Sunday.
Local Directory of Churches
BAPTIST CHURCH NEWS
Rev. J. L. Underwood, Pastor
There will be no morning service
at the Baptist church next Sunday
on account of the annual meeting of
the Association which will be in the
closing session at Belvue Baptist
church. But there will be an evening
service at eight o’clock. The pastor
desires very much that we have a
worthwhile crowd, since we are hav
ing to dispense with the morning
hour. Come and discharge your sa
cred obligation. The Master loves to
use His own; He rejoices when they
do their duty. The Sunday School
will meet as usual Sunday morning,
under the direction of the Superin
tendent, Mr. W. B. Reeves.
The revival at Laurel Springs clos
ed Friday night. Rev. W. T. Hall,
from Hurricane, W. Va., who waa
visiting in the community, preached
at the closing service. The house was
well filled, and the service was In
spiring. There were four additions to
the church as a result of the revival.
The morning service at New Hope
last Sunday was well attended. It
was the day set apart as Decoration
Day, and many visiting people were
present and brought flowers for the
graves. It was an unusually attentive
audience and in inspiring occasion.
The W. M. S. of the Baptist church
has its regular meeting with Mrs. P.
L. Choate next Thursday afternoon
at 2:30. Mrs. R. D. Gentry has charge
of the program.
C. W. Russell, Pastor
The annual Decoration Service will
be held at Piney Creek next Sunday
at 11:00 A. M.
Instead of service being held at
11:00 A. M. at Shiloh, it will be held
at 2:30 P. M. Sunday aftrnoon. This
arrangement is an annual affair that
Piney Creek may have morning ser
vice for Decoration exercises.
LITTLE PHINE CHURCH
Communion service will be held at
Little Pine church Saturday after
noon, September 9, at 2:00 o’clock.
Rev. W. H. Handy will conduct the
Elders U. G. Nichols and J. M.
Whaling will preach at the following
places on the folowing dates:
Saturday night, Sept. 16—Galax,
Sunday, Sept. 17—Cross Roads.
Monday, Sept. 18—Crab Creek .
Tuesday, Sept. 19—Zion at 11:00
o’clock, and Sparta at night.
Wednesday, Sept. 20—Union.
Thursday, Sept. 21—Antioch.
FOUND NEAR MILES
A freak of nature in the form of a
squash has been found in the garden
of Marshall Higgins, of Miles, accord
ing to reports to The Times. On a
vine along with a number of other
perfectly normal squashes is a crook
ed-neck, yellow squash with the let
ters YUKI in bright green, and
slightly raised. There is some specu
lation as to the cause of this pecu
liar growth on the squash. People
with strong imaginations have a
chance here to prove that the letters
are a prophesy of the next war, a
sign of the Millenium, the end of the
Depression, or something equally as
fantastic. Probably a small worm
working near the surface caused the
growth. Anyway, Yuki (pronounced
“yucky”) will be placed on exhibit
in Sparta, and your guess is as good
Don’t miss seeing the play “Son
John” presented by the Scottville
Christian Workers at Glade Valley
Saturday evening, Sept. 9th. And at
Scotville Academy Monday evening
September 11th. Hiram, the far
mer who struck oil, and Dick, his
son, Still Green, will afford fun a
plenty throughout. Good string mu
sic. Admission, adults 15c, children
Mr. Cox Absher, who has recently
undergone a serious operation at
North Wilkesboro, is getting on very
Several from this community en
tered the Appalachian State Teach
ers College at Boone at the opening
of the regular term.
The S. C. W.’s gave their regular
Sunday evening program at Mt. Car
mel church Sunday evening, the
theme for the program being ‘Work.’
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vance Thomp
son announce the marriage of their
daughter, Ruth, to Mr. Robert Lan
dreth on Monday, the seventeenth of
July, nineteen hundred and thirty
three, at Wytheville, Virginia.
THIS WEEK’S HONOR ROLL
The number of people coming in
and subscribing to The Times with
out solicitation on the part of the
staff is very gratifying. These people
realize the value of reading the coun
ty paper each week. Below is a list
of those subscribing up to Wednes
“IS YOUR NAME WRITTEN
Isom Cheek, Sparta.
J. S. Wagoner, Laurel Springs.
Frank C. Brooks, Glade Valley.
Dewey Osborne, Laurel Springs.
Docia Crouse, Hanes, N. C.
Edgar Wright, Galax, Route 1.
B. G. Atwood, Whitehead.
N. W. U. Corporation, Blowing
Rock, N. C.
D. F. Wagoner, Sparta.
R. A. Brooks, Sparta.
L. F. Caudill, Sparta.
T. A. Edwards, Whitehead.
D. M. Edwards, Sparta.
W. V. Blevins, Sparta.
T. A. Bumgardner, Molt, Mont.
F. C. Hincher, Edwards X Roads.
A. C. Fender, Piney Creek.
Lloyd Absher, Stratford.
J. C. McCann, Roaring Gap.
I. B. Richardson, Forest Hill, Md.
Reynolds Birthday Dinner
Last Sunday about 100 friends and
relatives of I. C. Reynolds gathered
at his home and gave him a surprise
dinner in honor of his 80th birthday.
Dinner was spread on the lawn. After
dinner a social hour and general get
together was enjoyed by those pre
sent. Almost all of the children and
grandchildren were present.
Rector Birthday Dinner
A surprise birthday dinner was
given to W. T. Rector, age 73, by the
children, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hoppers
and Miss Rosa Rector. Those present
were: Elder and Mrs. E. F. Thompson
and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Rec
tor, Mrs. Della Wilson, Mr. and Mrs.
Josh Caudill, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Dun
can, Mrs. Rosa Collins, Mr. Letcher
Rector, Mr. and Mrs. Cbuch and fami
ly, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Edwards and
family, Mr. Oscar Caudill, Mr. and
Mrs. Berry and family, Mr. Cary
Cheek, Mrs. Ellen Taylor, Mr. Aria
Caudill, Mrs. Blanche Miller, Miss
Fred Gwyn Woodruff, Misses Reba
and Louise Caudill, Miss Mattie Sue
Edwards, Miss Imogene Hoppers, and
Messrs. Hassel Hoppers and Hubert
Edwards. After the table had been
prepared with many good things to
eat, a short talk and prayer was of
fered by Elder Thompson. All enjoy
ed the day and wished Mr. Rector
many more happy birthdays.
Higgins Birthday Dinner
On Sunday, Sept. 3rd, a very inter
esting birthday dinner was given in
honor of William Higgins, age 69,
at his home at Miles, N. C. Those at
tending the dinner were his children
and relatives and are as follows:
Charlie Higgins and wife, of Trap
hill; Mr. and Mrs. Quillen Willmoth,
of Elkin; Mr. and Mrs. Felix Hin
cher, of Edwards Cross Roads; Mr.
and Mrs. Clinton Wood; Mr. and Mrs.
John Wood; Mr. and Mrs. Griffith
Royall; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Crouse;
Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Brown and
children; Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Brooks
and children; Rev. J. G. Byrd, of
Roaring River; Mrs. Kallie Billings,
of Austin, N. C. After dinner short
talks were made by Rev. J. G. Byrd,
Mrs. Billings, and Mr. William Hig
gins. There was also a prayer service.
Everybody seemed to enjoy the occa
sion very much.
Complete Recreation Map
Ready For Distribution
A recreation map showing more
than 1,000 federal and state reserva
tions of interest to the traveling pu
blic has just been issued by the Of
fice of National Parks, Buildings and
Reservations, Department of the In
terior. The map is available for free
In addition to the great scenic re
gion that constitutes the 23 national
parks of the nation, the map shows
all the state parks in the country,
practically all the national forests,
the most important Indian reserva
tions, the national military parks,
the national monuments and state
, Arno B. Cammerer, director of the
I bureau, said the map was prepared
j to meet the demand that increased
leisure is creating for information
about out-door recreational facilities.
The map shows more than 650 state
areas available for camping, fishing
and picnic parties.
The Sparta Masonic Lodge will
open in its new quarters Thursday
evening, Sept. 7th. All Masons are
urgently requested to be present.
PINEY CREEK SCHOOL
OPENS WITH LARGEST
ENROLLMENT IN HISTORY
Attorney Gambill Addresses
Student Body; Rev. Russell
PINEY CREEK,N. C., SEPT. 7—
Piney Creek High School opened
with the largest enrollment for the
first day, in the history of the school.
With four buses transporting chil
dren, we were able to assemble near
three hundred pupils this morning.
About one hundred of this number
will be in the high school depart
ment. Too, there were, probably more
patrops present for the opening ex
ercises than ever before. With the
spirit shown by the patrons, teachers
and pupils, we see no reason why we
should not have a most successful
Rev. C. W. Russell conducted the
Mr. Sidney Gambill gave a very
interesting and helpful address. Mr.
Gambill emphasized the fact that this
is a time of specialization, that stu
dents should find themselves as early
as possible, that tins is a time when
young people are doing big things,
that if the boys and girls of Piney
Creek expect to take the lead with
others of the younger group they
must take advantage of their oppor
With our well trained teachers,
with our Home Economics for the
young women, with our Agricultural
Course for the young men, and with
our Commercial work for those who
choose it we feel that our school is
able to meet and to give excellent in
struction to those who attend. We
hope that as many as possible will
take advantage of these opportunities
BY W. B. COLLINS, County Agent.
It is now time for farmers to be
making plans for growing winter
pastures. Abbruzzi rye, winter vetch,
and barley make excellent winter
grazing when sown at this time of
year. Common rye will afford a large
amount of winter grazing when sown
early in September.
Corn cutting time will soon be
here and a large number of our far
mers leave their corn land open to the
winds and rain during the winter.
Your land needs protection during
the winter just as badly as your live
stock needs protection. If your land
is not protected during the winter
months it will come out in poor con
dition in the spring, because the
winds and rains will take off a large
amount of the best top soil. This can
be prevented by sowing rye or other
small grain crops as soon as the corn
is cut. If this is done the land will
have protection during the winter
and the rye can be turned under in
the spring and oats, beans, buck
wheat and other crops planted with
the expectation of much higher
yields. It is especially important that
rye be sown on land where beans
will be grown next year. The rye
turned under for beans will increase
the yield of beans materially and it
will hold the land and prevent wash
Flour prices are comparatively
high and it is important that every
farmer should grow enough wheat
to make flour for the family. An
acre or two of wheat on every farm
in the county would keep thousands
of dollars in the county each year
that is ordinarily sent out of the
county for flour.
Seed wheat, seed barley, and abruz
zi rye will be on sale at one of the
stores in parta. I will be glad to as
sist the farmers in securing these
We plan on selling the pooled
lambs on Saturday of this week.
48 FAMILIES ON RELIEF
Things seem to be on the upward
trend so far as relief work in the
county is concerned. Last week 48
families were taken off the relief list
and only four new families added,
making a total of 44 families less on
relief in the County. Members of
these families have secured perma
nent employment and are not con
nected with relief work in any way.
Last week 104 men were given em
ployment by the Relief Office. Only
thirty had been formerly employed.
The Relief Office is working strictly
with the NRA code as to labor, wages
The Relief Office, according to a
statement of C. A. Miles, will buy no
school books for children of relief
families, but will make an effort to
see that all such children have com
fortable clothes to wear, providing
the parents are willing to work and
NOW YOU TELL ONE— !
About the first of August a man
in Greenbriar County, W. Va.,
went to rob his bees. Noticing
something unusual about the ho
neycomb, he looked closer and
discovered worked out on the
comb in raised letters the follow
ing inscription: ‘Roosevelt 1936.’
All the letters and figures were
clear-cut and plain, except a por
tion of the “R?I was not raised
as high as the other letters. A
great many people have been to 1
see this natural phenomenon, and
the story is substantiated by the
reports of reliable persons who
have visited the place.
WYTHE VILLE LIVESTOCK SALES
Total Receipts, 853 Had
Amount of Sales, $8,637.71
Top lambs, $5.15 per hundred med
ium lambs, $4.60 per hundred com
mon lambs, $2.30 to $3.05 per hundred
Top veal calves, $5.75 to $5.85 per
hundred; medium veals, $4.50 to $5.00
per hundred; common veals, $3.00 to
$4.00 per hundred;
Top steers $4.65 per hundred; med
ium steers $3.80 to $4.25 per hundred;
Common steers $2.50 to $3.50 per
Top heifers $4.15 per hundred; med
ium heifers $3.25 to $3.90 per hundred
common heifers $2 25 to $2.85 per
Top cows $3.00 per hundred; med
ium cows $2.25 to $2.90 per hundred;
canners and cutters $1.00 to $1.85 per
Shoats $1.25 to $2.25 per head;
sows and pigs $12.50 to $14.00 per
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
OF SALLY ESTEP
Sally Estep, wife of Haywood Es
tep, was born September 30, 1848,
and died August 15, 1933, making
her stay on earth 84 years, 10 months
and 15 days. She was married to H.
D. Estep, January 18, 1866. To this
union were born eight children, three
of which preeded her in death. She
leaves her husband, H. D. Estep, one
brother, Granville Billings, one sister,
Mrs. John Irwin, and five children:
Mrs. Alice Crouse, Forest Hill, Md.;
Mrs. Matt Irwin, Stratford, N. C.;
D. R. Estep, of Nebraska; J. M. and
H. L. Estep, of Stratford. Aunt Sally
as she was usually called, had been
in poor neaun ror several years, al
though she had been confined to her
bed only a few days before her death.
She professed a hope in Christ sev
eral years ago and often spoke of
her trust in the Lord, which is evi
dence, according to the Scripture
that says: "They that trust in the
Lord shall be as Mount £ion which
cannot be removed.” Aunt Sally’s
moral deportment and pious walks
could not be surpassed. She was of
ten visited by her neighbors and
friends, and always had a pleasant
smile and kind word for them. Those
who knew Aunt Sally best, loved her
Medical aid was given her, but she
gradually grew worse until death
came and called her to The Glory
She was laid to rest in the Ceme
tery at Antioch. Funeral services
were conducted by Elders J. M. Wil
liams and John Toliver. There was in
attendance a large congregation
which was evidence that Aunt Sally
had many friends.
One precious to our heart is gone—
The voice we loved is still,
The place made vacant in our home
Can never more be filled.
Our Father in His wisdom called
The boon His love had given,
Although in earth the body lies
The soul is safe in Heaven.
The victory is now obtained
She is gone her dear Saviour to see,
Her wishes she fully has gained,
She is now where she longed to be.
May God whose grace above can save
Prepare earch mourning heart to
There in that blissful clime
Where Saints no more shall part.
Written by Request—S.C. Richardson
BEL AIR, (Maryland) NEWS
The recent storm did much dam
age to corn in this section.
Mr. Elmer Crouse has purchased
a new motorcycle.
Mr. Carey Estep has returned from
a visit to North Carolina.
Those enjoying a picnic on the bay
at Havre do Grace Sunday were: Mr.
and Mrs. Monroe Crouse, Robert Shu
mate, Raymond Crouse, Mrs. Carey
Estep and children, Mr. and Mrs. El
zie Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. I. B.
Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Allen West,
Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Edwards, Mr. and
Mrs. Glenn Richardson and children,
Mrs. Amie West, Jim Williams and
Meadow Grove (Neb.) News
Those visiting at Walter Halsey’s
Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hal
sey and daughters, Nannie Lee and
Helen and grandson, Dickie Fellows;
Mr. and Mrs. Gwyr Galyeon and sons,
Elmer and Harold; Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Dunivan and son, Vance; Mr.
and Mrs. Willie Cox and son, Wayne;
Mrs. Matt Wyatt; Mr. and Mrs. Mack
Halsey and son, Deon. All enjoyed a
Clarence Halsey and sons from
South Dakota and Willie Cox, of
Meadow Grove, Neb., visited at Wal
ter Halsey’s Saturday afternoon.
Wayne Halsey entered high school
at Meadow Grove Monday.
Vet Lewis marketed 600 pigs
Thursday and 1100 butchers Monday.
Reedy Estep has quite a few wat
ermelons for sale on his 20-acre
Last Sunday evening, September
3, at 7:30, in the presence of their
many friends, Miss Alma Irwin and
Mr. Purvis Lee were married at the
home of the bride’s parents in Spar
The bride was beautiful in a white
evening dress. She is the attractive
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Ir
win, and is a graduate of Sparta high
school and also attended college at
Boone, N. C.
Mr. Lee is a manager of an A & P
store at Pinehiirst, N. C.
They looked lovely as they march
ed from the house to the lawn where
the ceremony was performed by
Rev. C. W. Russell. Immediately after
the ceremony the couple left for
Pinehurst where they expect to make
After the ceremony the guests
were invited into a beautiful decorat
ed dining room where punch and
wedding cake were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee have many
friends who wish them happiness
GLADE VALLEY NEWS
Mr. Posie Woodruff and family of
Roanoke, Va., spent the week-nd with
relativs in Glade Valley.
Miss Doris Hanks of Washington
visited relatives here on Monday.
Miss Hanks is a neice of Mrs. A. J.
Mr. Alton Gentry of Williamsport,
Pa., spent Monday with the El
dridge’s. Mr. Gentry holds an impor
tant position with a wholesale gro
cery Co. in Williamsport. He was a
member of the G. V. Class of '24.
Mr. Frederick M. Smith and fami
ly visited the school on Monday. He
is a former student of G. V. H. S..
and is now in the government avia
tion service, stationed at Coco Solo,
The Glade Valley High School op
ened Tuesday with full enrollment.
Girls’ Dormitory is overcrowded and
about the usual number of boys en
rolled. Full information of opening
will be given next week. The follow
ing graduates attended the opening:
Wayne Bare, Arnold Jones, Howard
Lyon and Vetra Norman. On Monday
night the initial program of the op
ening was directed by Rev. J. W.
Luke and Principal C. W. Ervin. The
program consister of several stunts
Miss Iva Lee Moxley of Laurel
Springs, N. C., spent the week-end
with friends at Glade Valley.
Mr. Spurgeon Booker of Mt. Airy
is tuning the pianos at the high
school this week. The school has re
cently addd another piano to th mu
sic departmnt which adds to the ef
ficiency of training in this course as
four pianos are available for lessons
Supt. E. B Eldridge returned Mon
day from Greensboro where he had
been attending to business of Glade
The Presbytery of Winston-Salem
Prsbyterian church on Tuesday, Sept,
will convene at the Glade Valley
12 at 11 A. . The public is invited
to attend. The retiring Moderator,
Rev. C. W Robinson, will deliver the
sermon at the opening service.
The following from Glade Valley
will enter Appalachian Teachers’
College, Boone, N C., this week and
next: Messrs. Tom Greene, Claud
Evans; Misses Clarice Thompson,
and Gussie Longbottom These young
people ar graduates of G. V. H. S. and
their friends are wishing them much
success in their colle^ work.
Return From Visit To Washington,
D. C’., and Maryland.
Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Edwards return
ed Friday from a visit to Washing
ton, D. C., Baltimore and other points
of interest in Maryland.
Among the places visited in Wash
ington were the White House, State,
War and Navy Buildings, Washing
ton’s Moonument, The Capital Build
ing and the National Museum.
SPARTA 2-1 SATURDAY
John Mac Edwards Features
Sparta lost to Scottville by the
closest score of the season, one to
two. This was one of the hardest
fought games played on the local
field. It was a pitcher’s duel between
Reeves hurling8 for the locals, and
Perkins for the visitors.
Several close decisions were made
by the umpires on both sides that
caused quite a lot of comment.
The box score and summary fol
Scottville Pos. Ab.R.H.Pa
Joneh, ss..4 0 0 2
G. Sheppard, 3b..4 0
Gambill, If.2» 2
W. Sheppard, 2b.3 0
Black, rf ...i.3 0
McMillan, c. 4 0
Atwood, cf. 4 0
Absher, lb.4 0 1 15
Perkins, p. . 3 0 0 2
Sparta, Pos. Ab.R.H.Po.
Joines, lb.2 0 0 8
Bryan, c..3 0 0 7
Nichols, 2b. 3 0 0 3
Edwards, ss.3 111
G. Carpenter, rf.3 0 13
L. Reeves, If. 3 0 0 4
J. Carpenter, 3b. .... 3 0 0 0
Thompson, cf.3 0 0 0
Reves, p.3 0 10
Moxley, lb . 2 0 0 0
The game between Laurel
Springs and Sparta was rained
out Monday. Laurel Springs will
come here Saturday, and Grassy
Creek will play Scottville there.
The vast army of educators thru
out the gation, who, in this crisis, are
flying in the face of trumped-up hys
terias by doing everything within
their power to save the schools from
financial strangulation and increasing
political manipulation are doing so
because their sense of relative values
tells them that education is one of
the supreme responsibilities and func
tions of government, that, after the
provision of relief for those in dis
tress and out of work and the pro
tection of life and property, educa
tion is the most important single
obligation resting upon government
in this crisis, for it is to education,
alone that we can look to produce a
leadership for the future that might
conceivably use this magnificent ma
chine economy of ours to free the
race from drudgery, poverty, and in
security instead of letting us starve
like Midas in the midst of plenty.—
Mrs. Minnie Edwards and children
of Maryland, visited relatives here
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Fender of
Laurel Springs, spent last week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Fender.
Mrs. C. J. Sanders had for her
guest last week, Miss Edmonia Mu
sic, of Indianapolis, Ind.
The relatives of Mr. I. C. Reynolds
met at his home Sunday with a sur
prise birthday dinner, which was
greatly enjoyed by all present.
Mr. H. G. Billings, of Hanes, cam©
up Saturday and was accompanied
back by his wife and son, who have
been visiting here for the last three
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boyer, and Mr*- ^
Lula Boyer, of Galax, and Mrs.
land Boyer, of Iowa, visited at CM
Sanders and J. M. Boyyer’s Sunday- |
Little Bobbie Funk broke his arm
last week when he fell from a horse,
Wade Irwin is spending some time
with his grandfather at Stratford.
Mr. and Mrs. Isom Wagoner were
visiting here last week
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Irwin and Edwin
York attended a party at Roaring
Gap Monday night given by Mrs.
Bowman Gray at her summer home.
They report an exceedingly good time
Mrs. Dorothy Hayden and family
of Bridgeport, Conn., and Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Robbins of Uniontown,
Pa., were stopping at Irwin Hotel
A number of citizens from this
section are being called back to old
positions in Maryland, Ohio, West
Virginia, and other places, which is
greatly reducing the number of un
lwm oaks won over Piney Creek
baseball team at Sparta August 30
by a score 6-2; at Cherrylane last
Saturday they defeated Cherrylane
by a score of 7-5. Twin Oaks will
play Piney Creek at Piney Creek on
Wednesday, Sept. 6th.
Born to Mr. and Mrs**Dewey Stur
divant on Wednesday night, August
30th, an eight pound boy, Franklin