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THE ALLEGHANY TIMES
$1.00 Per Year
Published Every Thursday
Entered as Second-class matter at
the Post-office in Sparta, N. C.
ERWIN D. STEPHENS,. Editor
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1933.
The County Fair should be an in
spiration to every progressive far
mer. By means of the Fair he can
exhibit products from his farm that
are worthy of showing, and he can
see what other farmers in the County
are doing. Let’s make the Fair this
year one of the best ever held. Farm
ing is one of the oldest occupations
on earth and is worthy of the best
that any man can put into the busi
The business thermometer of the
[country seems to be rising, indicating
that business is getting better. In
towns having industrial payrolls busi
[ness is no doubt better, but so long
[as our farmers have to pay higher
[prices for what they buy and sell
|their products at the depression price
level, business will not be better. In
iustrial America has felt the influ
ence of the Blue Eagle and industrial
porkers are rejoicing over shorter
lours and increased wages. But the
if ten lauded “backbone of the coun
try” still works long hours, still re
eives low prices for his products,
id buys on the rising markets. It
to be hoped that the New Deal will
in bring the same benefits to the
(farmer that it has brought to the
. The Sparta Booster Club might
| well have a meeting to consider the
N.R.A. organization, as suggested by
M. Lawrence. It is through organiza
tions of this kind that the NRA is
| spreading its influence over the en
SONGS OF LONG AGO
Here is an old song of the disap
pointment and tragedy of some love
affair. There are several versions o
this song with the same story of the
young lover who died. One can bette’
appreciate its plaintive time and me
lancholic words when one hears il
sung on a dreary wintry day about
George Collins drove home one cold
George Collins drove home so far;
George Collings drove home one dark
And was taken sick and died.
Miss Mary was sitting in yonder hall
And sewing her silk so fine;
But when she heard that George was
[ She laid her sewing aside.
She followed him up, she followed
[ him down,
She followed him to his grave;
And there she knelt on bended knees
She wept, she mourned, she prayed
Unscrew the coffin, lay back the lid,
Take off the linen so fine,
That I may kiss his cold, pale lipp,
For I’m sure he’ll never kiss mine.
I Ch, daughter, Oh, daughter, why d
you weep so?
There are plenty more boys thai
Oh, mother, Oh, mother, George ha
And now he’s dead and gone.
Oh, don't you see that lonely dove,
A sitting on yonder pine?
He’s mourning for his own true lov
Just as I mourn for mine.
The happiest moments I ever spenl
I spent them by his side.
The saddest words I evqr heard
Was the night George Collins died.
Cleve Wilson and family of Glade
Valley were visiting- here Sunday.
Muncey Funk and family, who have
been visiting at J. R. Crouse’s for
three or four weeks, have returned
to their home in Philadelphia.
Mr. Dowd of the Standard Oil Co.,
was here on business last week.
Mrs. M. E. Wilson is visiting her
daughter Mrs. Harvey Irwin at Strat
The best game of the season by
the local team was with Piney Creek
last Wednesday. The scores tied in
the seventh inning 5 to 5, it was ne
cessary to play through the eleventh
to untie the score, which resulted
5-6 in favor of Piney Creek.
The local team has played 18
games this season, winning 12.
Next game will be with Sparta
High School Tuesday of this week.
If you are in need of Blankets for
the cool days thats sure to come,
call at Smithey’s.
With apologies to Cecil Wilson, the
world’s lowest paid editor, we borrow
a few words: “You can take it from
us, your creditors, or any of these
sometimes United States,” it pays
to be yourself natural.
There are those who like to toot
their horns—and knockers who get
their kick out of living—the latter
we’d like to ! ! * * *
People are funny, aren’t they?
Every minute somewhere one is born
they say. And from the very offset
of his beginning the folks just don’t
whether he is going to be the presi
dent of his country or not.
Too, there are those who have their
adverses in life. Maybe it takes place
in front of an automobile, beating a
locomotive to a grade-crossing, or
just somehow being everything but
his natural self. And didj’ever in
your life see the bozo who looked
like he was to buy out the town and
pattern it the way he wanted it? Pe
culiar sort of duck with a crust that
makes bad indigestion and other ep
pizudis. Wonder these type of fellers
don’t get mad at themselves some
times and try to start something.
We recall an epochal statement of
Tennyson which reads^ “What you
are speaks so loud I can’t hear what
From this we get out argument
for subject. We knew the editor was
in a hurry for this, but we just did
n’t know whether to cuss out the
“printer’s devil” at The Times office
this week or not. Now there’s a guy
who is inhumane.
Well sir, we overheard a customer
in a local store the other day repri
manding a small youngster about his
persistent meddling behind the coun
ter. A youngster that he was, natur
ally he had to be forewarned several
times. Finally the party along up
and got real mad (we reckon) be
cause this statement followed: “You
get from behind that counter before
I slap a living mortal out of you."
Theres a guy what needs sympathy
(Of course, we didn’t offer any at
But there are folks who will weigh
m your thoughts—something out
standing in personality, characteris
tics, etc., to loom again over and over
in your mind. Maybe its a pipe-dream
—or maybe the good Lord intended
!t that way. And maybe what a world
it would be without our whims, dis
positions, and hobbies that bare one’s
indenture. And as the climax of our
stupidity we can think of a verse
which goes something like this:
Let me live in my house by the side
of the road
Where the race of the men go by;
Some are good, some are bad,
As good and as bad, as I.
Let me live in my house by the side
of the road
And hurl not the cynic’s ban;
Where the race dwells on to an ev
There let me be a friend to man.
And as a parting thought: Being
one’s self is better emphasized in a
few words—‘If you can’t be what you
is, don’t be what you ain’t.’
THE RELATION OF FOR
ESTS TO FISH-GAME,
(By D. C. Shores)
The relation of 'forests to fish and
game is the same as home to man.
The forest provides food and shelter
for the fish and game, more especial
ly game, but without the forest our
fish would soon become extinct.
The natural food obtainable from
forest is as important to the birds as
it is to the animals and fish. Without
the forests it would be impossible to
We sometimes are inclined to won
der just what part in man’s life the
fish and game occupy, and why it is
essential that we have them, but af
ter thorough consideration and delib
eration, we are forced ot agree with
James Oliver Curwood who said, “Hu
man life is absolutely dependent upon
wild life and forest.”
In the creation of the earth, forests
were arranged for the purpose of ma
king a home for wild life as well as to
furnish fuel for humanity and the ga
me and fish were placed abundantly
within them for food and pleasure of
Even the beautiful song birds that
bring joy to the most despodent soul,
home within our forests and often
give warning to animals and game
when danger is near.
Now to conserve game and fish it
is double important to conserve for
ests. To do this, it is the duty of eve
ry good citizen to cooperate in keep
ing down forests fires, which can be
done in various ways.
As a rule sportsmen are more care
ful about forests fires than others
who do not realize the importance of
using great care while going through
or near the forests, however, some
sportsmen could use a little more
precaution about throwing away light
ed cigerettes and cigars in dry leaves.
When we read about disasterous
forests fires, we are naturally more
careful for a period of time, but we so
often forget that through careless
ness we may be direct cause of count
less disaster to game, fish and forests,
besides destroying the home of God’s
creatures which in reality we love and
would strive to protect if we could
only be brought to the realization of
Many beautiful streams, full of
trout and other fish have in some in
stances become so nearly dry that
fish could not survive and some
streams that were not materially af
fected so far as water supply was
concerned, have failed to furnish
natural food for the fish, all because
of destroying th$ forests in which
they ran either by fire or clearing
If every nature loving citizen would
cooperate with the sportsmen, conser
vation departments and the Issac
Walton League, who have made it
possible to arrange large timber
boundaries for a game refuge, in pre
serving our wooded areas and controll
shooting, trapping and fishing, it
would only be a short time until we
would have enough game and fish to
furnish every man ample hunting and
fishing besides having the benefit of
the game in preserving our timber
In some parts of the country, peo
ple are planting trees in order to get
forests started. These people have be
come acquainted with the importance
of fo -ests and will strive in the future
to conserve them more than ever be
fore. They realize now that to.protect
animals and game will save the troble
of transplanting forests, since the
birds and animals have a large part
Observations By “The Man In The Street”
Snappy looking hearse-ambulance
Reins-Sturdivant funeral home re
ceived other day. . . No, Mr. Sturdi
vant, we just leave walk— don’t
back that up to our door for awhile
.... but doggone if these underta
kers just insist on making your last
move a pleasure—but anything worth
doing, is worth doing well, we reckon.
Saw a bunch of Sparta’s “he-male”
debutants in a beauty contest at the
schoolhouse Saturday night, and our
guess is that some of the modern
flatters felt they were on slippery
grounds. . . Isom Wagoner copped
the prize for the neatest costume,
and Mark Hanna Scott was ‘there’
in a ritzy mood . . . We wonder whats
wrong with Sparta’s populace Sun
day A. M. ? and our guess is the
Sunday School Superintendants and
pastors are wondering . . . There’s
good food for thought in the lesson
lectures, good speakers, a good place
for fellowship and worship—and
one of the outstanding institutions
to a community—“Let’s Go!’’
Fall weather predominates here
with a tinge of Indian Summer just
now . . By and by frosts on the
pumpkin, Hallowe’en and the spooks,
and then the season for our thanks
giving. And in that we are included
in that mighty host of admirers who
laud the efforts of one who is doing
what he can do to make this a coun
try to still live in—and our heartfelt
thanks go out to Franklin D. Roose
Theres so many things coming in
its hard to keep track of them alii
and it takes too much space to quote
prices. The best thing for you to do
is to drop in at your earliest conven
ience. Smithey’s Store, “The Place
BUY AT HOME!
Reins - Sturdivant
Ambulance Service Day or
SPARTA, N. C.
22- TELEPHON E-23
Every Person That
TABLETS from Our Store Has A
CHANCE OF WIN
$1.50 LUNCH KIT
B. & T. DRUG COMPANY
SPARTA, North Carolina
in distributing seeds of trees, plants
and shrubs where they will survive
and grow into a beautiful forest. The
animals and birds have another very
important part in the conservation of
forests. Their food is largely made up
from bugs, worms and destructive in
sects that would soon kill the trees if
they were allowed to multiply.
The game and fish in Alleghany
County is the bigest asset we have
which makes it all the more impor
tant that we cooperate with those
who are spending money and time to
save our forests and game. It is im
possible to conserve our forests, fish
and game unless we are willing to
assist those who are working to that
end. The owner of the land must
first be willing to protect his forests
and game before any material goo<^is
accomplished along this line.
When we fully realize the worth of
our game and fish to our county and
State as well as the United States, we
are reasonable sure that the land own
ers will make a special effort to as- j
sist in bringing about a condition that '
will materially benefit the country by *
conserving our timber lands and '
making a home of happiness for the 1
wild life, thereby, making it possible !
for all men to have the greatest plea
sure in the recreational field, shoot
ing and fishing, as well as a profit
able business to those who trap fur
bearing animals for profit.
WYTHEVILLE LIVESTOCK SALES
Total Receipts, 557 Head— Sale
Amounted To $6,637.81.
Top fat heifers and steers, $3.85 to
$4.25 per hundred; medium, $3.35 to
$3.75; common, $2.25 to $2.90.
Top veal calves, $6.00 per hundred; j
medium, $5.00; common, $3.00 to $4.
Top fat cows, $2.75 to $3.00; med
ium $2.00 to $2.60; canner and cutter
cows, $1.00 to $1.50.
Fat hogs, $4.40 to $4.65; shoats,
11.25 to $3.50; sows and pigs $15.00.
Top lambs, $5.25 per hundred; med
ium, $3.50 to $4.50; common, $2.00 to
ANNOUNCEMENT—TO THE PUBLIC— *
I have opened a Cafe in the location
formerly known as Ray’s Cafe, and
will appreciate the patronage of for
mer customers . . . You may expect
to get Prompt and Courteous Service.
When In Sparta stop with Sparta Cafe for LUNCHES!
Sandwiches Cold Drinks
Icre Cream Smokes
SPARTA CAFE - - Ulus Irvin, Prop.
The Store That‘s Always Busy
” LEADERS IN LOW PRICES”
N R A
NEW STORE HOURS
8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.daily
Sat., 8:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Beat The Price Rise! Buy Now! You’ll Profit by Every f You Spend Here
SALE OF FALL COATS
Prices are Advancing Daily In the Wholesale j
Markets/ By Fail Coats Like These Will Be A f
Good 30 per cent More. Buy Now and Save
Coats, Such Values as These, Will Soon Be History! BUY NOW1 t
Sumptuous fabrics that are suited ideally to the new silhouette . . . .
colorings, more wearable, newer . . . such as new' ell grey, mouseskin,
the greens from olive to deep pine, blues, wine tones, browns St black.
These are furs, lavishly used. As collars, as Epaulets, as Tie Effects, as
Yokes and Shoulders
FRENCH BEAVER! FITCH
$9.75 to $49.50
Beautiful Quality All Silk Full Fashioned
6 9 c.
Fine Quality Ali SILK Hose—Slight irregulars
of a popular brand, selling for $1.00 and more,
hence this remarkable low price. ChilTon and
Service Weights. Wide choice of every new wanted
color for fall and winter. All Sizes.
Spectacular Sale New Fall
NEW FELTS! SATINS! WOOL CREPE, AND
VELVET! Sailors, Ber ets, Small Turbans! Fall
Fashions are as varied asthey are irresistable! See
these smart hats at this remarkable low price!
Colors to add zest to the last days of summer, to
go smartly with new fall outfits. Black, Brown,
Navy, Eel Gray, Mouseskin, Winetone. Styles for
women and misses. Small, medium and large head
Sensational Sale RAYON SLIPS
Regular $1.00 Quality Buy Now! You saxe-20% on today’s replacement
Beautiful quality rayon taffeta slips. Bias cut front and back, longer
lengths, nicely tailored and lace trim-med. Sizes 34 to 44. Splendid choice
Extraordinary Sale o£ 300 New
Smartly Styled FALL
DRESSES, $5.95 - $9.75
EVERY DRESS A BRAND NEW 1933 FALL STYLE
New fashions—fresh style versions in the 1933-34 Manner! Flattering Satins! Stun
ning Fallies! Sheers! Crepes! Satin and Crepe Combinations! Advance Styles showing
Box Jackets, Shoulder Pads, Epaulets, Pleated Sleeves, Tiered Shoulders and New
Necklines. Blacks, Browns, Eel Gray, Wines, Green. Misses sizes 14 to 20
Women’s 38 to 46. Little Women’s 16'2 to 26<2.
A Phenomenal Purchase and Sale 600
Pairs Smartly Styled New Fall /,
$2.98 - $.3.98 ;'/
EVERY PAIR A PIC TURE OF SMART FASHION! |
EVERY PAIR BRAND NEW! P
BEAUTIFULLY MADE! I ^
You’ve never seen a smarter, younger, newer col-t
leetion of good shoes at this low price before.You’ll X
doubtless buy several pairs, A far-sighted woman
or miss will buy enough for fall and winter. You
won’t see this price on shoes of this high quality ' ;n
again! And remember, you save from $1 to St! pair.
Rich Suedes in Black, Brown or New Gray! Suedes with Kid or Calf Trimmings!
Black, Brown, Gray and Mat Kid- TIES, PUMPS, STRAPS,. OXFORDS.
SPIKE HEELS—CUBAN HEELS—SPECTATOR HEELS—BABY LOUIS HEELS
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