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Mrs. Ed Perkins, of Roanoke, visit
ed her sister, Mrs. C. W. Higgins,
Mrs. Margaret Crowe, of Miami,
Fla., has returned home after a visit
to her neice, Mrs. George Cheek.
Mrs. J. H. Doughton and sister,
Mrs. Dew, have returned from New
York where they attended the mar
riage of their sister.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cheek were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L.
Sanders of Chilhowie, Va., last week.
Miss Reba Doughton was a visitor
in town last week.
Mrs. Arvin Edwards, of Maryland,
is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Beale Poole.
Mr. Robert Edwards spent the
week-end with his family here.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Berry visited
friends in North Wilkesboro Sunday.
Congressman R. L. Doughton was
a business visitor in town Monday.
Mr. N. B. Smithey visited friends
in town Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Purvis Lee visited
Mrs. Lee’s parents, Mr. and Mrs
Lester Irwin Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Holder, of Ga
lax, Va., spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. W. T. Blevins.
Mr. S. A. Holder died at his home
near Hooker Sunday night.
The Ladies Missionary Society oi
the Methodist church will meet witl
Mrs. Lola White Friday afternoor.
September 15, at 2:30 o’clock .
Misses Mildred and Jean Perkins
Elizabeth Smith and Elizabeth Bry
ant of Independence, Va., visited Mis:
i ifary Cecil Higgins Sunday.
Master Boothe Reid, of High Point
bps been visiting his sister, Mrs. C
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Carson, whc
ive been spending the summer a!
ack Bear Inn and have been fre
ent visitors in town, left Wednefl
,y for their home in Whiteville.
Mrs. Frank Fields, who has beei
mding the summer here, returnee
her home in Alabama Mondayy.
Miss Clyde Fields left Monday tc
lume her duties as superintendent
a school in Statesville.
Mr. and Mrs. George Edd Carsoi
id little daughter, Ann, left for Ten
Saturday where they wil'
ke their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fields and fami
who have been visiting here, have
umed to their home in Alabama
iss Ellen Guerrant, member oi
de Valley faculty, was a visitoi
rs. A. L. Baker, of Galax, Va.
iited relatives and friends in towr.
. Joe Combs, of Ennice, and Mis.
ta Higgins, daughter of Mr. anc
s. Clark Higgins, of Hooker, were
ied in town Saturday.
„r. Kemp Rector, of Galax, Va.,
nt the week-end with his parents
. and Mrs. A. L. Rector.
Mrs. Dema Bledsoe and daughter,
kfiss Sallie, attended the Association
1t Roans Creek Sunday.
Mr. Bower Hoppers is spending the
k- with Mr. Kemp Rector in Ga
rs. Jones Wingate, of Indepen
ce, Va., is the guest of her daugh
Mrs. Dewey Sturdivant,
rs. Will Pugh, of Whitehead, if
proving after going to Gastonia foi
rs. Cora Lee Johnson, of Turkej
ob, was a visitor in town Monday
rs. Glenn Combs went to Char
te last week for treatment.
r. and Mrs. J. K. Andrews were
itors in town Saturday.
Rev. and Mrs. E. G. Jordan anc
and Mrs. A. D. McCoin, all oi
in, visited Rev. Jordan’s sister,
s. L. V. Joines, of Whitehead, Sun
Mr. F. G. Fields, who has been vi
ing in Wilkes and Ashe Counties,
•turned to his home in Alabama
^onday. Mr. Fields, while here was
supervisor of the road work from
6parta to Piney Creek.
The following were recent callers
Mt the home of A. O. Joines, of Strat
rd: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smither
an, Mrs. W. A. Martin, Mr. John
icholson, and Misses Pauline Mar
and Grace Hayes, of East Bend.
Prof, and Mrs. A. O. Joines and
femily returned to East Bend, N. C.
Monday, where Mr. Joines will re
sume his duties as superintendent
#f the local school.
Friends of Mrs. Cecil Bumgarner
will be glad to know that she is im
Mrs. Glenn Warden, who has been
in the Baptist hospital at Winston
Salem for an operation, has returned
home very much improved.
.Mrs. W. C. Johnson, of Statesville,
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. P.
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Dough ton at
tended the funeral of Mrs. Doughton’s
brother-in-law, Mr. J. H. Ratledge, of
Mocksville, last Thursday. The de
ceased was a brother of Revs. John
T. Ratledge and Arthur Ratledge,
who was formerly stationed at Elkin.
LOCAL NEWS IN TABLOID
— Sheriff McMilland and R. G.
Gentry returned from Maryland Fri
day with William Todd, who had been
apprehended by authorities in Mary
land. Todd is charged with burglary
near Hare. He was placed in jail here
to await trial during the September
—Jay Hardin has requested that
all teachers who want books for
school children give a list of these
books to him and he will be glad to
order the books. He wants to give all
the assistance possible in getting the
schools supplied with needed books
as early as possible.
—The Reins-Sturdivant Funeral
Home of Sparta recently purchased
a new Henny combination funeral
coach and ambulance. It is one of the
latest models, up-to-date in every
respect. It has a dark blue body with
black fenders and is finished inside
with lustrous blue velvet. It contains
a comfortable cot for ambulance ser
vice. It is powered with a new eight
cylinder Pontiac motor.
—Mr. Ulus Irvin has reopened the
business formerly known as Ray’s
Cafe on Main street. He has an an
nouncement in The Times this week
to that effect and states this: “All
former customers of the place may
expect to get the usual courteous
—judge ana Mrs. uscar u. nmra,
and Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Hine, of
Winston-Salem, were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. R. V. Thompson Sunday.
—While on a trip to Maryland and
Pennsylvania last week R. D. Gentry
Duke Bledsoe and Sheriff McMillan
attended an American League game
between Philadelphia and Cleveland
at Philadelphia on Wednesday. On
rhursday they visited Sheriff Mc
Millan’s brother, Charlie McMillan,
at Oxford, Pa.
—B. and T. Drug Co. has received
national publicity in a little story
published in a trade magazine which
circulates among druggists through
out the U. S. The story follows: “Can
/ou imagine the honesty of the cus
tomer, who, having received from B.
md T. Drug Co., Sparta, N. C., a re
und on a corn solvent which he
claimed was inefficient, returned the
money two days later because the
corn had disappeared.”
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Jones, Carrie
Mattie and Edna Rae Smith, and
Jeorgie Cox visited at S. E. Smith’s
Mrs. Laura Pugh visited at Troy
Claude J. Smith attended the pre
entation of the play ‘Son John’ at
jlade Valley Saturday night.
H. Clay Smith, Howard Smith, and
Edison Fields made a business trip to
Soaring Gap Clinic Sunday.
Claude J. Smith visited at Clay
Edison Fields left Sunday for El
an where he will attend school. While
;here he will stay with his uncle and
lunt, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. McNeer.
Eugene Black and daughters visit
ed Mr. and Mrs. George Black Sun
Mr. and Mrs. H. Clay Smith made
i business trip to Independence, and
Minnie Paisley and son, who have
been spending some time with Mrs.
Paisley’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Cox, returned to their home in De
troit, Mich., recently.
J. F. Shepherd made a business trip
o Sparta Saturday.
Allen Mabe returned home Thurs
lay from jthe Hugn Chatham Memor
al hospital at Elkin very much im
Mrs. S. E. Smith and Claude J.
Smith visited at W. H. Weaver’s Sun
Mrs. H. Clay Smith visited Mrs.
rfallie Douglas near Piney Creek
Mrs. S. E. Smith visited Mrs. Sara
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Pugh and Miss
Ethel Pugh visited D. P. Allison at
Statesville last week. They also visit
id in Kannapolis.
Mrs. Zetta Pugh visited her daugh
:er, Mrs. Hallie Douglas, a few days
Mr. and Mrs. Hicks Hash are visit
ing Mrs. Hash’3 relatives in the com
George Smith visited his mother,
Mrs. Rebecca Smith, Sunday after
Mary Cox visited Ida Shepherd one
day last week.
Chas. W. Cox visited J. Paul Allen
Ethel Pugh visited Mrs. George F.
Several from here attended the play
at Scottville Monday night.
To Be Surfaced
The County Relief Office placed
fourteen men to work Monday on the
road from Cherrylane to Hare. There
will be about 30 free laborers, citi
zens of the immediate section served
by the road, to help load and unload
the rock. This project will give the
people of that section a good gravel
road. It is expected that the work
will be completed in a short time.
Miss Irene Reeves left today for
Greensboro where she will enter N.C.
N. C. TO VOTE ON PROHI
BITION AMENDMENT NoU
TO THE CITIZENS OP NORTH
On November 7th, 1933, the people
of North Carolina are called upon to
vote on the question of repealing the
18th amendment to the Constitution
of the United States. The General
Assembly of North Carolina submit
ted this question to the people of our
State in the form of “Convention or
no Convention” to which delegates
are to be elected upon the basis of
representation of each county in the
lower House of the General Assem
bly. These delegates to be voted for
at the same time the question of con
vention or no convention is voted on.
Thus there are two ballots to be
voted in each of the counties, and
each delegate so elected must cast his
vote in the Convention in accordance
with the vote by which he or she
was elected. There will be one hun
dred and twenty (120) delegates in
the convention, each county being re
presented as it is represented in the
House of Representatives; some coun
ties such as Mecklenburg, Forsyth,
Guilford and Wake will have three
(3) delegates each. A number of
counties will have two (2) delegates
and each county will have at least
one (1) delegate. These delegates
will be elected on a ticket “For Re
peal” or “Against Repeal,” in other
words if a county votes against re
peal its delegate or delegates in the
convention will vote to sustain the
18th Amendment and keep it a part
of the Constitution. If a county votes
for repeal its delegates will vote to
take the 18th Amendment out of the
Any elector holding an official po
sition either State or Federal, can
offer for delegate, holding office is no
bar to being a delegate in the Con
vention; any person desiring to be a
candidate for delegate shall file notice
thirty (30) days before the election
with the County Board of Election,
declaring he or she is “For The Re
peal of the 18th Amendment,” or
“Against the Repeal of the 18th
Amendment,” supported by a written
petition signed by qualified voters of
the county equal in number to two
per cent of the total vote cast for
Governor in said county in the guber
natorial election of 1932.
Those offering for delegates “For
Repeal” or “Against Repeal” shall be
selected by the County Board of Elec
tion (when there are more offering
for delegates than the county is en
ittled to in the convention) the per
son having the largest number of
signers on the petition in counties
having one delegate and the persons
who have the greatest number of
signers in counties entitled to more
than one delegate shall be the dele
1 gate or delegates in either case, to
be voted for in said election.
There will be but one degistration
day, that to be on the 24th day of
October, on which day persons who
have moved from one precinct to an
other are entitled to registrar. No
absentee ballots will be permitted.
The County Board of Election shall
choose and select one Judge of Elec
tion known to favor “Repeal of the
18th Amendment” and one Judge who
is not in favor of the Repeal of the
No markers or asistants are al
lowed in said election. Any voter phy
sically unable to enter a booth or to
m.irk a ballot may be assisted in en
tering such booth anjj in marking
the ballot by the election official upon
whom the voter calls for assistance
The election shall be held under the
general election laws of North Caro
lina, except in the provisions enum
erated above. The election will be se
cret as is provided under the laws of
The State Board of Elections' will
supply the ballots for. “Convention
and no Convention” and each County
Board of Elections wifi supply the
ballots for delegates to "the voters of
their several counties. If a majority
of votes cast in said election shall be
“No Convention” then t^ere shall be
no Convention, if the votes are to be
contrary then the Contention shall
The pay of the delegates shall be
the sum of ten dollars ($10.00) each,
and the mileage to and from Raleigh.
The Convention should not sit more
than one day and cannot performI
any act except to vote u£on the ‘•‘Re
War Veterans To Register
For Conservation Camps
Word was received here Friday
from the Veterans Administrative
Bureau, Charlotte, giving the Alle
ghany County Relief Office permis
sion to enroll a few World War vet
erans for the government Conserva
tion Camps. Any who are interested
in enrolling should see me at once, as
these applications have to be in Char
lotte within the next few days.
C. A. MILES, Director of Relief.
peal of the 18th Amendment.”
There will be no new registration,
those electors who are entitled to re
gister by reason of coming of age can
BIRDS OF ALLEGHANY CO.
HABITS OF THE WILSON SNIPE
(By Claude J. Smith.)
Near my home this esteemed game
bird is seldom seen, but I have evi
dence of its being found at several
places in the county, which I believe
will warrant it a place among the
common birds of the county. This is
one of our most interesting birds, ar
riving from Southern N. S. in March
and staying until July or August. No
evidence of a nest of this bird has
been presented, but it is seen during
each month while with us, so I am
led to believe that it breeds in the
county sparingly. This queer bird
may be observed near open brooks *r
along marshy places, out of the woods
Mr. Emmett Evans, of Stratford, re
ports five or six of these birds near
his home in a wet meadow. Possibly
a description of this bird would be of
help; it has long heavy bill, large eyes
placed near the top of the head, plum
age striped, varigated, and barred
black, brown and white. In flight, the
white forms barrs across the wing3.
The three outer wing feathers pro
duce a sharp harsh whistle in flight.
This whistle is often the only indica
tion of their presence. They dart out
from under your feet and wing their
way out of sight, pursuing a zigzag
course. The feeding habits of this bird
are very peculiar. It probes in soft
ground with its bill for insects; the
tip of the bill is flexible thereby en
abling the bird to grasp its food when
felt. I have seen several of these feed
ing places, which can be told by sev
eral small holes bored in the soft
earth close .together. I hope that gun
ners Will refrain from shooting this
splendid game bird at least until it
becomes more commonly found in the
FOR SALE—Abruzzi Seed Rye. See
Bert L. Hollowly, Sparta, N. C.
The Edwards Transportation Bus
will leave West. Jefferson via Sparta
for Bel Air, Md., on Sept. 22nd, at
7 o’clock a. m. Fare $8 one way, $14
I 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.
FOR SALE—6 room house and one
acre of land; good orchard, good
water; reasonable price. Small down
payment, terms. A. V. Millsaps,
Glade Valley, N. C. 2t-pd.
DR. M. A R0YALL,
Elkin, N. C.
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