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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, SEPTEMBER 7, 1933~
E PI TOR I A L
For the first time in the history of
the County all of the schools opened
on the same day. Full attendance
from all those reportd indicates that
parents are fully cognizant of the
opportunity offered their children by
the State. There has been some criti
cism of State-controlled schools arid
centralized authority, but we believe
that when people get accustomed to
the new order of things, they will see
the advantages of consolidation.
Some people seem to think that
schools are maintained for the sole
purpose of giving teachers jobs, and
grumble that consolidation cuts down
the number of jobs available. That
may be true, but the primary func
tion of the school system is to train
children, and all other phases of the
question should be subordinated to
this primary function.
In spite of sharply curtailed salar
ies teachers seem to be entering the
year’s work with enthusiasm and a
determination to make this one of
the best years in the history of the
By this time all the youth of school
age in Alleghany has bean reminded
of the glorious opportunity for youth
to achieve something worthwhile by
making good use of the opportunities
provided. Without a didactic motive
in mind we would like to pass on a
thought from W. H. P. Faunce, Pre
sident of Brown University, who
says, “He who dedicates his life to
truth-seeking, and gives to the world
before he dies some new truth to live
by, is doing more for civilization than
if he built a score of mills or banks
Once again we ask all correspon
dents to be very careful in spelling
names. We have no way of verifying
spelling on copy, and must depend
upon the correspondent for accuracy.
Piney Creek Route 1 News
(By Wilma Crouse.)
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Phipps and son,
John Lee, spent Sunday at J. L.
Earl Crouse of Whitehead, was a
visitor here last week-end.
Mrs. Clayton Fender and Mrs. J. P.
Vanhoy spent Monday afternooh at
Mrs. A. J. Ward’s.
Hobert Crouse, Wilma Crouse, and
Ella Phipps attended the Epworth
League’s meeting at Sparta Satur
Edith Jones is sick at this writing.
A number of people from this com
munity attended the communion
meeting at Mt. Carmel last Sunday.
John D. Mitchell visited Hobert
Crouse Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Mitchell and
for their home in Maryland after
Miss Opal Mitchell left Wednesday
having spent some time with Mr. and
Mrs. S. M. Mitchell.
Mrs. Willie Sturgill of Piney Creek
was a week-end visitor at Mrs. A. J.
Gwynn Musgrove, of Sparta, is
spending a few days at his home near
(By A. P. E.)
What to fill up thns column with
this week is a complex—whether to
divert more attention to local traffic
conditions, Sparta’s Booster Club, or
just try and get the folks to do their
Xmas Shopping early.
Theres three prominent topics that
the Booster Club should check up on.
Since the boosters are a.w.o.l. we’ll
"hiss” up the matter.
In most municipalities the business
of when to go in your car and when
not to go is “zoned” out to you every
block with green and red lanterns.
Not that you can’t go straight up
when you want to, but in the ‘fu
ture’ out there in front of you—these
lanterns tell you a short story—
thoushalt either stop or go—and if
you don’t stop in compliance, etc.,
you may go to jail, or if you don’t
go at certain intervals, it all means
the same thing.
And as loyal American citizens,
proud of the land which gave us
cornbread and fat-back, and noted
for its knaves and knights— right
here in the middle of the street, we
lose all the liberty we have in this
sometimes United States.
But up in this ultra-modern coun
try of Alleghany County we go in
our car just anywhere at any time
(in reverse if we like); theres noth
ing to impede your progress or going
whether ala carte or alamode. That
is we can take our car and scale
the crest of the highest mountain, or
go galavanting along a barb-wire
fence;and in _ the business section
Saturday nights there are no traffic
jams, no double-parkers who wont
let you go home, who usually sit in
their cars and window-shop, pet, or
just plain sight-seers.
When you ponder this freelance
(note the veins spouting aqua in
every little old ravine hereabouts)
maybe we think Uncle Sam should
move the statue of the Goddess of
Liberty from her perch in New York
Harbor and set nap here in Alleghany
County, or Sparta, maybe.
This being one’s attitude, naturally
theres some heavy work to be done
(either by Congressman Do ugh ton,
as a go-between for the Boosters, or
vice-versa. Whether the Club has
been doing some heavy work and
died from the strain, the obsequies
were either held informal, or not at
all Theres going to be a fair staged
here in October, and thats deserving
of a booster organization, successful
Civic organizations are any com
munity’s good-will ambassadors,
identifying to a marked degree wide
awake citizens who are interested in
their town’s welfare.
Sparta is in the making anew!
However spasmodic this growth, she
is building for permanency. Next
to God’s heaven we pride the land
we live in here; plenty of pure air,
good water, an abundance of natur
al resources, water power at every
door, and the factions of its people
accord a friendly atmosphere to all
within the portals of Alleghany.
Today is September 1st—Fall
makes her debue—and that leads us
up to another white elephant—hope
our red flannels are good for another
winter. Listen, theres just 115 more
days to Christmas!
OBSERVATIONS BY THE
“MAN IN THE STREET”
Wonder why Alleghany County,
with all Its healthy babies, couldn’t
foster a Baby Show at the fair to
be held iu Sparta during October?
Theres certainly some line speci
mens to select from that would
stump a set of judges. We are en
thusiastic about fairs, with the pa
nacea it sets up, in that the very
cream of the land is exhibited and
we learn more about what the folks
of our county is doing . . .Mighty big
crowd of folks in town for first Mon
day shaking hands with everybody
and feeling fine . . . We wonder if
the NRA is sponsor of all this better
feeling? . . . Reader, have you ever
thought of the seriousness of this
NRA; we mean just the seriousness
if you fail to allign yourself with it?
.... You have, no doubt, heard of
credit ratings, etc., but your rating
with the NRA is worth a great deal
more . . .Truck loads of kids greeting
you with smiles as Sparta high school
opens its 19SS-34 term . . . Uncle Bill
Richardson, one of Alleghany coun
ty’s leading farmers, in town Mon
day . . . incidentally a farmer who
prides himself in “living at home”,
—a home thats constructed with
beautiful chestnut oak panels inside,
and designed through with modern
technique (miles of steps saved for
those who help make the home) and
running water, bath, etc. . . . Going
on home we pass a very feeble old
lady hand-in-hand with a tiny tot,
skirmishing along the pavement, only
another thought that would lend to
an artist’s picture study— The Morn
ing and Afternoon of Life* . . . Mer
chants enjoying a return of prosperi
ty, folks making their Fall purchases
. . . Have you ventured into the cor
ridors of the new court house? We
understand theres to be a fine impos
ed if the casual tobacco chewer is
too casual about missing the proper
ly-placed cuspidors and decorates the
white walls with tobacco juice . . .
Characteristic of September’s first
Monday—Labor Day as we call it—
naturally we coincided.
SONGS OF LONG AGO
Quite a bit of interest has been
manifested in the first of a series of
songs of long ago which are now ap
pearing in The Times. We have al
ways believed that songs that grew
out of the joys and heartaches of a
people had more genuine appeal than
songs written for commercial gain.
This week we submit for your appro
val an old-time classic sent in by Mrs.
Gladys Edwards. Many of our older
citizens will remember having heard
this old song at picnics and frolics
when they were young.
I am a stern old bachelor.
My age is forty-four.
I do declare I’ll never live
With a woman any more.
Little rose bud
The rose she gave to me .
For I’m a stern old bachelor
From matrimony free.
I live upon a homestead claim,
From woman I am hid.
I do not have to dress a wife
Nor take care of a kid.
I have a stove thats worth 10 cents,
A table worth fifteen.
I cook my grub in oyster cans
And always keep things clean.
I cook my little dirty bite
Three times or less a day.
I lick my plates to keep them clean,
And just shove things away.
I go to bed whene’er I please,
I get up just the same.
I change my sox three times a year,
And no one to complain.
On Sunday morn I go to church
Without a wife to storm,
My latest paper not rolled up
To beautify her form.
Whene’er I die and go to heaven
As all old bachelors do
I will not have to grieve for fear
My wife won’t get there too.
LOCAL NEWS IN TABLOID
—The Alleghany County Agricul
tural Fair will be held here on Fri
day and Saturday, October 6 ajid 7.
Merchants in the county are coopera
ting with the Fair Officials, and the
Premium List will be about the
same as that of last year. Arrange
ments are being made to have a brass
band here on Saturday of the Fair.
It is hoped that folks will begin now
to make preparations for the exhibits
—No great amount of business
was transacted by the Commissioners
at their regular meeting here Mon
day. A number of claims for various
items were approved.
—Mr. J. A. Carpenter, Assistant
District Engineer for the State High
way Commission, is in town making
surveys for the Prison Camp to be
located south of the Sparta ball park
on the Eugene Transou land. The
camp site comprises 30 acres of land
on Bledsoe Creek.
—Sheriff McMillan and H. D. Gen
try have gone to Maryland to bring
back a prisoner, according to local
reports. However, a check with court
house officials, revealed nothing in
detail about their mission. No war
rant has been issued here for any
one in Maryland.
Finishing touches are rapidly be
nig put on the next court house. The
steps for the stairs have a metal
base which will be filled with con
crete. As yet the concrete has not
been poured. One visitor here Monday
looked over the building and finally
remarked, “I like the building all
right, but the stairs are a powerful
—Mayor Floyd Crouse and Clerk
of Court A. F. Reeves went to Mor
ganton on business Tuesday.
- Last Saturday Henry Haven and
Margaret Gross of Marion, Va., were
married at the Methodist Parsonage.
Mrs. Stevg Pleasants of Winston
Salem, .visited Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Mr. Earl Wagoner spent Sunday
Mrs. Horton Doughton and Mrs.
Dew left for New York Monday to
attend the marriage of their sister,
Miss Henry Belk.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Carson, of Ra
leigh, spent the week-end at their
summer home here.
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
Under and by virtue of a judgment
and order of the Superior Court in an
action entitled R. A. Crouch vs J. B.
Bradley, being an action to foreclose
certain tax sale certificates held by
the plaintiff R. A. Crouch, I, the un
dersigned Commissioner, will sell to
the highest bidder for cash, at the
court house door at Sparta, on Mon
day, the 9th day of October, 1933 at
one o’clock P. M., the following des
cribed piece of land, to-wit:
Lying and being in said county and
State adjoining the lands of Sowell
Woodruff, T. L. Harris and others
and containing about six acres fully
described in a certain deed from T.L.
Harris and wife to J. B. Bradley,
which deed is recorded in the office
of the Register of Deeds of Alleghany
County in Book 34, Page 423, to
which record reference is made for a
This Sept. 5th, 1933.
WHITEHEAD NEWS /
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Hill and
Mr. Estel Hill, of Princeton, W. Va.,
visited at W. M. Cleary’s over the
The many friends of Boyd Caudill
gathered at his home Sunday and
gave him a surprise birthday din
Misses Hazel and Zora Joines spent
Sunday with Misses Boyde and Jean,
Mrs. Will Joines and children, of
Stratford, spent last week with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. Coy Crouse and son,
ol Bel Air, Md., are spending a few
days with home folks.
DON’T MISS THE
— BEAUTY CONTEST —
(Men dressed Like Women)
Sparta High School
SATURDAY NIGHT SEPT. 9
8:00 P. M. Admission, 10c
Box Supper After Contest
Every Person That
TABLETS from Our Store Has A
CHANCE OF WIN
$1.50 Lunch Kid
B. & T. DRUG COMPANY
SPARTA, North Carolina
Dalton Warren Hdtf. Co
“Alleghny County’s Biggest Store”
KEEPING Up a Sunny disposition” in times like these de
pends a lot on wearing the right shoes . . . When you step
out, feeling like you’re traveling on clouds . . . not a foot
111b oi pinch fiom Shoes that Fit Right, Look Right, and Wear even
Better . . . Oh, Boy! It s so easy to smile.
Our Smartly Styled Fall Oxfords Produce That Effect
All Fall Stock of Goods is New and up-to-the-mmute in Style
We have a Full Line of Ladies’ Ready-To-Wear and Piece Goods
priced right. For Style, Comfort, and long-wearing qualities, pur
chase your Fall Apparel from us.
We have a Full Line of Hosiery and Shoes for Men, Women, and
Children. Also a complete line of ETCHISON Hats for Men.
We have a full line of School Supplies for schol children. Our
prices are right.
Our GROCERY DEPARTMENT is stocked with a full line of
Groceries—priced right for the Thrifty Buyer.
BRING US YOUR PRODUCE—WE PAY TOP PRICES!
Dalton Warren Hardware Company
Sparta, North Carolina.
WE PAY TOP PRICES FOR YOUR PRODUCE!
EXTRA DOLLARS in your pocket “wont
make you made” in times like these, will
it? So don’t sell until you’ve learned
our attractive quotations. It pays to
see us first!
ON PRODUCE— -
Chickens,..,.1 Oc to 13
Eggs, ... 20c.
Potatoes, U. S. No. 1 .$1.00
Dried Fruit . 04c
^The Place For Bar
BUY YOUR SHOES FOR THE ENTIRE
FAMILY AT S M I T H E Y ’ S! SEE
OUR LINE OF MEN'S HIGH TOPS FOR
WINTER-WOW! HOW YOU CAN
SAVE MONEY ON SHOES — ;
GOODS — READY-TO-WEAR — GRO
CERIES, Etc., AT
Sparta, N. C.
NORTH CAROLINA, XI
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 ol
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 Bail, Kyle
Ball, Lucy Ball and Dan Ball; and
the said defendants will further re
notice that they are required to ap
pear at the office of the Clerk of the
Superior Court of said County on oi
before the 24th day of September,
1933, and answer or demur to the
complaint filed herein, or the rellel
demanded will be granted.
This August 23, 1933.
A. F. REEVES,
Clerk of the Superior Court.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
Pauline Wright, Plantifif,
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.
In the Superior Court—Before the
B. F. Wagoner, Administrator of
Fields Wagoner, deceased, plaintiff,
Flora McMillan and husband, Sam
McMillan, Fields Harris, Raymond
Harris, Mattie McMillan and Mary
Under and by virtue of judgment
in the above entitled matter, I will
offer for sale at public auction at the
Court House door in Sparta on the
11th day of September, 1933, at 11
o’clock, A. M., the following described
Situate in Piney Creek Township,
said county and state, bounded and
surrounded by the lands of Lennie
Maxwell, Boyden Maxwell, J. M.
Miles, Everett Wyatt and Fannie
Barr, being the lands owned by
Fields McMillan. Terms one-half cash
on day of sale and balance on six
This August 10th, 1933.
B. F. WAGONER,
Commissioner and Administrator
of Fields McMillan.
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% acres allotted to Cleo
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
ncres, being the remainder of the
said J. T. Lynch land, lying on the
vest side of the place, and adjoining
:he lands of Jim Reeves, Bert Shu
nate, the dower land, and the Dough
This the 23rd day of August, 1933.
P. L. CHOATE,
12 MONTHS WRITTEN GUA
$4.50 to 5.90
Alleghany Motor Sales,
Sparta, N. C.