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VOL 9.
No. 20.
United Dry Forces Of State
Expect Victory November 7
Director Burgess States That N. C. Citizens Do Not Want
RALEIGH, SEPT. 26—Announce
ment has ben made here by Cale K.
Burgess, campaign director of the
United Dry Forces, that the tide
sweeping toward victory for the dry
cause is mounting higher and higher
with every report from the field.
“Nearly all of the counties,” said
Mr. Burgess, “are now well organized
—some of them having set to work
on their own iniative and are now
going full speed ahead under their
own steam. Fifteen counties complet
ed organization during the week end
ing September 14. Every precinct has
a committee with a chairman. In
many counties, every church has a
special committee at work. In one of
the large counties of the State, more
than sixty churches have such com
“The fighting spirit of our people,”
continued Mr. Burgess, “is aroused to
a high pitch. As the thoughtful men
and women of North Carolina con
template what the repeal of our pro
hibition laws would mean in our State
they are redoubling their efforts to
carry the election November 7th.
A Little Money Goes A Long Way
“It is astonishing," declared Mr.
Burgess, “how so much has been ac
complished with so little money.
There is but one explanation: The
people of North Carolina do not want
the curse of the liquor traffic to come
back, and they need only to be arous
ed to the voting point in order to
prevent its return. We have no pat
ronage to dispense and are making
no levies; we have no way of raising
campaign funds except through vol
untary contributions from our own
“From an eastern county comes a
contribution with a message like this:
“I am doing all I can to line up our
people against this curse. Please use
enclosed check as you see fit in order
to keep leglaized liquor out of North
“From the western part of the
state comes a contribution from a
good woman: “I enclose a small sum
campaign against repeal,
or of the state is at
ter comes this volun
contribution: “When
a dollar to your hands, I
that it will go for what I in
tend it to, and I am enclosing my
check for $25. It would give me joy
if the Old North State would roll up
a good majority for prohibition, what
ever the other forty-seven may do.
My prayers and contribution are with
“The Junior Phalanx of Wake
County hit upon the plan of having
stamp showers in various localities,
sending the postage stamps to State
Headquqarters for use in mailing out
letters and literature. This is a great
“From many quarters come expres
sions of great satisfaction that the
people at last have an oportunity to
express themselves on this prohibi
tion question separate and apart from
other issues. Many of our people
Id positions by virtue of govern
ent or party appointment and are
v glad of an opportunity to vote their
ibnscientious convictions in straight
From another man holding a pub
office, this expression came: ‘There
nine voters in my family. There
re nine Democratic votes cast by
family in the election last fall
and there will be nine prohibition
cast against repeal the 7th of
ging to Reach Every Precinct
"A number of counties have alrea
dy selected their candidates to be
voted for November 7, and petitions
are now being circulated in order to
nominate them. In one county more
than 2,000 names above the number
of signers required have been placed
upon the petitions and they were still
signing the last I heard from them.
“The Speakers’ Bureau has now
on file around 200 men and women,
laymen and preachers, who have of
fered to speak. Through the county
organizations speaking engagements
are now being arranged. Before elec
tion day, we hope, every community
will have had the Dry cause present
ed not once but several times by able
A crowd of troubles passed him by
As he with courage waited;
He said, "Where do your troubles fly
When you are thus belated?”
"We go,” they said, “to those who
Who look on life dejected;
Who weakly say good-bye to hope—
jf We go where we’re expected.”
—Author unknown to us.
Shows Little Concern To What Local
Backers Are Prompting.
Congressman R. L. Doughton
has filled numerous speaking en
gamements in this section of the
State recently. Last Saturday
he spoke at the annual Grassy
Creek Community Fair. On
Thursday of this week he speaks
at Morgan ton on the National
Recovery Act. He speaks again
on Saturday, September 29, at
the Farmers’ Field Day at Clif
ton, N. C.
When queried as to the possi
bility of his becoming a candidate
for Governor in 1936, Congress
man Doughton said that the time
was too far away to be making
plans, and that if a person had
too many plans he wouldn’t do
well at any one of them. Mr.
Doughton will be a candidate for
member of Congress from this
District again. Many of his
friends feel that the governorship
of the State would not be suffici
entinducemqpt for him to leave
the high place he has attained
in national affairs at Washing
RALEIGH, SEPT. 22—Total relief
expenditures in North Carolina dur
ing the month of August were $502,
624.84, Mrs. Thomas O’Berry, relief
administrator, said today. This repre
sents a decrease of 14 per cent below
the $585,665 spent during July.
Only $49,325 of this sum, or 9.8
per cent, was provided from local
public funds, the remaining $453,250
being Federal money.
The expenditures for August repre
sent a decrease of approximately 62
per cent as compared with the ex
penditures for March which was the
high month of last winter. The total
outlay for March was $1,323,346.
The per family, expenditure in
North Carolina during August was
$9.05 as compared with $8.87 during
The total amount of relief expendi
tures for August, for Alleghany coun
ty was $1,323.
Miss Thelma Smith, Mt. Airy, N.
C., and Elbert Lewellyn, Winston
Salm, N. C., entered high school here
Tuesday of this wek.
The Young People of the Glade
Valley church presented an interest
ing program last Sunday night on the
subject of “Music in Worship.” Spe
cial features of the meeting were
reports from the Davidson conference
which was held in June. Following
the program Rev. O. W. Marshall
delivered an interesting sermon.
The Arthur Walker Literary So
ciety gave the regular program last
Saturday night and following the pro
gram Miss Margaret Dowdie gave
a lecture on her trip to the “Cen
tury of Progress” in Chicago. The
lecture was very instructive and im
E. B. Eldridge attended the meet
ing of Orange Presbytery which con
vened in Greensboro, N. C., Sept. 26.
A report of the Glade Valley high
school was given by Supt. Eldridge.
The school is owned and controlled
by Orange and Winston-Salem Pres
(By Boyd Cleary.)
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Richardson are
the proud parents of a baby girl.
Mrs. J. R. Rector is slowly im
proving from a recent operation.
Misses Hazel and Zora Joines and
Boyde Cleary spent aSturday night
at Lester Waddell’s.
Mrs. Gwynn Truitt, of Vox, spent
the week-end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. T. A. Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Reeves and
family and Rev. Monroe Dillard, oi
North Wilkesboro, took dinner at W
M. Cleary’s Sunday.
Mrs. Syatha Brinegar is spending
some time with her daughter, Mrs
Daniel Cleary.
There will be a meeting of the Dr)
Forces of Alleghany County in the
Court House at 1:00 P. M. Friday
Sept. 29, for the purpose of selecting
a candidate for delegate to the State
Sec. Ickes Points to Elaborate
' Safeguards Thrown Around
Spending Plan.
New York, Sept. 19—There’s to be
no pork barrel money in the $3,300,
, 000,000 public works expenditures de
! dares Secretary of the Interior Har
old L. Ickes in a signed statement
published in the American Magazine.
There’s going to be a “check and
double check” system that’s going
to squeeze out all the old-fashioned
grab-bag boysy, and even the admin
istrative expenses are going to be
kept down to a “fraction of one per
Here are a few of Secretary Ickes
observations on the subject:
“Every citizen has the right to ask
whether these $3,300,000,000 consti
tute a pork barrel. Are powerful lo
cal politicians to be allowed to build
palatial post offices in crossroads vil
lages ? Are Democrats to be preferred
to Republicans? Are contracts to be
shot through with graft and profit
eering ?
“I can answer simply by saying
that if the President had intended
to use this money for partisan pur
poses he would have permitted Con
gress to apportion it in the public
works bill according to the old sys
tem. And he would not have appoint
ed any Republican on the state ad
visory boards. Nor would he have ap
proved the elaborate system of safe
guards which we have thrown around
our spending plan to minimize waste,
graft and political influence.
“These safeguards already have
proved invaluable in withstanding the
deluge of pleas for funds which have
descended upon us from individuals
and communities ever since I took
office as administrator. Huge as the
appropriation is, if we were to act
without investigation upon all the
suggestions and requests that have
been made to us, we could allot it all
in one month. The pressure from lo
cal communities is tremendous. Dele
gations of politicians, business men,
contractors and leading citizens have
laid seige to our offices in person,
by mail, by telephone and telegraph.
Among the plea:; for special favors
which we have received, one of the
most curious has been the attempt
cf certain private businesses to snug
gle under the wing of the public
works benefits on the pretext that
theirs is a municipal project; It us
ually takes this form:
“A delegation comes in and says:
‘We represent the city of Soandso.
Our city wants to build a tobacco
(or cheese, or lumber, or candy) fac
tory. It will give work to our unem
ployed and be a fine thing for the
“We ask: ‘Does the city, itself, in
tend to operate this factory?’
“Then there is a pause. ‘No,’ says
the leader of the delegation. ‘The
city intends to lease it out to some
experts qualified in that business.’
“Of course, we have no authority
to lend for such purposes.
“In one large city the aldermen
sat down one afternoon to decide
what their city needed from the pub
lic works fund. Each solon put for
ward his pet project. When they add
ed up the total they found that they
must have $420,000,000 right away.
This is a sample of the generous ideas
which prevail among many local poli
“A persistant correspondent urges
us to commission 10,000 men, at $1,
000 a year each, to eliminate snakes
from this country. The cost of these
modern St. Patricks would be a mod
est $10,000,000 a year.
“Of all the ideas for spending mo
ney, the most original came from a
prominent mathematician, who sug
gested that we set aside $100,000,000
to finance a round-trip passenger
carrying rocket to the moon.
“But it is in awarding funds to the
various states, as well as in appor
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Board To Receive Bids For
School Fuel.
Provision has been made by the
County Board of Education for re
ceiving bids for the supply of fuel
for the various elementary schools of
the County for the tight months term
and the money has been allotted for
this purpose. The cost of fuel for
the one-room schools must not exceed
$12 for the whole term, and the cost
of fuel for the two teacher schools
must not exceed $20 for the same
term. The allotments for Sparta and
Piney Creek are same amounts as
allotted last year.
Mr. Claude Miles has been appoint
ed by the Board of Education to act
as assistant Attendance officer for
the schools of Alleghany, and the
Board of Education has directed the
County Superintendent of Schools to
require all principals to supply week
ly attendance reports as the law di
rects. The State law requires all
children between the ages of 7 and
14 to attend school continuously the
whole eight months term unless they
have previously finished the 7th grade
or have a legal excuse for non-atten
It is expected that a delegation
from Alleghany County will visit Ra
leigh this week in the interest of
working out a transportation pro
gram for the schools of the county.
RALEIGH, SEPT. 20—A decrease
of 14 per cent in the number of North
Carolina families receiving relief dur
ing August as compared with July
was revealed today by Mrs. Thomas
O’Berry, relief administrator. The
number aided during August was 56,
680 as compared with 66,025 during
The number aided was the smallest
of any month since Federal relief
funds first became available in Octo
ber, 1932. During that month 56,928
families were aided and the number
has been higher ever since until in
August. The relief load for August
represents a decrease of 60 per cent
as compared with the peak load of
164,000 during last March.
Approximately one-third of these
families, or 21,395, were given aid
by means of payment for work done
on work relief projects. Direct relief
was given 41,909 families. It was ex
plained that the discrepancy between
these two sums and the total number
of families aided was due to the fact
that in some instances families must
be given direct relief in addition to
such sums as the head of the family
earns from work projects.
The total number of families aided
in Alleghany county during August
was 216.
The fifth annual reunion and picnic
will be held at Antioch church, near
Roaring Gap, from 10 A. M. to 3:30
P. M. the second Sunday in October,
At 10 A. M. there will be a song
service, after which Rev. G.W. Miles
will preach. Dinner will be spread
on the grounds at 12 o’clock.
The service will continue at 1 P. M.
with short talks by the committee:
C. W. Smith, A. M. Gentry, T. S.
Byan, W. M. Roberts, and others, ex
plaining the objects of the meeting.
At 2 P. M. Prof. Z. H. Dixon, of El
kin, will address the congregation.
The public is invited to attend,
bringing well-filled baskets for the
Little boy calling father at office):
“Hello, who is this?”
Father (recognizing son’s voice):
"The smartest man in the world.”
Little boy: “Pardon me, I got the
wrong number.”
Stresses Need For Obedience
Of Laws on Statute Books.
Judge J. H. Clement, of Winston
Salem, opened court here at 10:00
o’clock Monday morning. In clear and
forceful language he stated the pur
pose of all laws and defined the pur
pose of a court. “A law is a rule by
which people govern themselves. New
conditions bring about the necessity 1
for new laws,” stated the Judge.
In his charge to the grand jury
Judge Clement used clear and simple
illustrations to drive home the points
he wished to make. “When a law is
placed on the statute books, it is the
duty of every citizen to abide by that
law,” he stated. “If the laws were not
on the statute books, good citizens
would conduct themselves according
to the best rules of conduct. You
positively cannot have a government
without law.”
He asked the grand jury to investi
gate the cases and find if laws had
been broken. He also asked them to
ascertain the condition of County
property and report their findings to
the court.
Judge Clement has made a fine
impression on our people by his fair
and impartial manner in summariz
ing the evidence of cases and his busi
ness-like dispatch of court work.
Plans for the statewide Early Re
enrollment Campaign have been mail
ed to all the incomingand outgoing
Post Commanders, adjutants, finance
officers, district commanders, district
vice commanders and department
officials of the Legion. The 1934
membership supplies have been sent
to all the incoming post adjutants.
The purpose of the statewide Ear
ly Re-enrollment Campaign is to
honor all outgoing and incoming
Post, District and Department Offi
cials; to give proper recognition to
all Legion Posts successfully coopera
ting in this campaign of campaigns;
and to present to that grand ole
fighting and hard-working Legion
naire, Department Commander-elect
Tom C. Daniels, a paid-up re-enroll
ment of at least fifty per cent for
1934, at the time of his public instal
lation in New Bern, N. C., October
23, 1933.
The plans call for the immediate
installation of all the incoming Post
officials in the Legion Posts which
have not already installed their newly
elected officials for the coming year.
The newly elected Post Adjutant ha.^
been urged to personally see that one
of those new statements or notices
to all Legionnaires that Legion dues
for 1934 are due on Oct. 20, 1933, is
placed into the hands of every former
member at his earliest possible con
venience. These new “Dues Slips” (as
they are often called) contain verba
tim the “Ten Reasons for Joining the
American Legion” exactly as those
reasons appeared on one page of the
endar of Activities for 1932-333 which
Legion’s Program of Progress or Cal
was last year sent out to all the Post
officials of the Legion in North Caro
lina, immediately following the in
stallation of Department Comman
der Bryce P. Beard. More than a mil
lion of these new “Dues Slips” have
been printed and distributed by the
National organization for member
ship work this fall in all departments
(states) of the Legion,
the outgoing Post Commander of
Under those plans mentioned above
each Legion Poot in the State is ex
pected to personally see that all of
the Post officials who served with
him renew their membership for 1931
between now and October 1, 1923.
The incoming Post Commander, un
der those plans, is likewise responsi
ble to personally see that all the in
coming Post officials who are to
serve with him this coming year re
new their membership between now
and October 1, 1933. The above is for
the first lap of the Early Re-enroll
ment Campaign.
Record of Superior Court Proceedings
As The Times goes to press this
week only a part of the cases reached
and disposed of are available at this
time. Approximately twenty criminal
cases have been tried up until Wed
nesday, however sentence had not
been imposed in these cases. A com
plete record of these cases and the
verdict will be published in next
week’s paper. The following is a part
of the criminal docket that has been
tried and sentences passed:
State vs W. G. Hester and R. V.
Burgess, nol pros with leave.
State vs Frank Hodge; the jury
failing to agree. Juror withdrawn
1 and mistrial ordered.
State vs Herbert Galespie and
Dwaine Ward, prayer for judgment
continued for period of two years,
both defendants in this case to pay
a fine of $25 and the costs.
State vs Robert McCoin, assault
and larceny of a turkeyH»P days for
assault, and 60 days foc—larceny, on
the county roads.
State vs Troy Fortner, non-sup
port, manufacturing liquor, and lar
ceny, two years and eight months
on the county roads.
State vs Roy Poole, larceny of
chickens, sentence suspended for two
years, defendant to pay court costs.
State vs Lee Royl, assault, defen
dant to pay costs or go to the roads
for 60 days, capias to issue in 60 days.
State vs Otis Mabe, assault on a
female, 12 months on the roads.
State vs Bill Todd, larceny, 18
months on roads.
State vs Folgier Wagoner, assault
and carrying' concealed weapon.
W hen this case reached the jury
Tuesday afternoon a mistrial was
ordered, owing to a member of the
jury trying the case being one of
Wagoner’s bondsmen.
The criminal docket, however un
usually heavy since this is the first
I court for this county in twelve
months, will probably be cleaned up
by today (Thursday) and the civil
docket will occupy the remainder of
the week.
Tentative Program of Fair
Officially Announced
Ball Game And Other Events Arranged For Saturday
Friday, October 6th
Start taking in Entries at 8:00
A. M., Friday.
Products will be judged at
2:00 P. M.
High School Play, “Two Days
To Marry,”—8:00 . P. M.
Saturday, October 7th
Parade led by Mt. Airy Band,
9:30 A. M.
Athletic Contests between
Schools start at 10:00 A. M., at
Ball Park.
Baseball Game at 1:00 o’clock.
Ladies and Gentlemen Riding
Contest at 3:00 P. M.
Horse and Mule Races at 4:00
P. M.
Fair officials were very much
pleased when they learned they
were able to secure the Mt. Airy
High School Band, consisting of
33 pieces picked out of 65.
The band will lead the parade
Saturday morning at 9:30 and
will play for the Athletic Con
tests at the ball park Saturday
morning, and at the ball game
and races Saturday afternoon.
The band comes highly recom
mended, as it has just complet
ed a week at the Great Wilkes
There will be a county-wide meet
ing of teachers in the Office of the
County Superintendent in Sparta on
Saturday, October 7th, at 9:00 A. M.
All teachers are requested to be
there at the appointed hour. The
program of the meeting follows:
1. Roll cal at 9 A. M. sharp.
2. Distribution of blank contracts
and forms for all teachers.
3. Distribution of certain instruc
tional supplies—not granted to any
teacher unless present to receive same
in person.
4. Bring weekly and monthly re
5. Schools participate in athletic
6. Mr. G. N. Evans, member of the
Board of Education, will have at
Sparta window glass and stove pipe
for various schoolhouses.
Please note that the rol call will
be promptly at 9 A. M. Be on time.
Principals are required by law tr
make weekly reports. This will U
enforced by order of the Board o
Education. Please give this request
your attention and make your re
ports promptly at the end of each
week after the first month.
JOHN M. OHEEK, Co. Supt.
Those attending the Galax Fail
from Sparta last week were: Dr. am.
Mrs. T. R. Burgiss, Mr. and Mrs
Bryan Collins, Dr. and Mrs. C. A
Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Gam
bill, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin D. Stephens
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bledsoe, Mr. am
Mrs. T. K. Irwin, Mr. and Mrs. Waltei
Irwin and family, Mr. and Mrs. R.S
Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Nichols
Mr. and Mrs. Cloy Winkler, Mr. am
Mrs. Walter Osborne and family, Mr
and Mrs. Claude Miles, Mr. and Mrs
Rex Mitchell and family, Mr. am
Mrs. Glenn Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. A
P. Edwards and family, Mrs. Oscai
Wagoner and son, Mr. and Mrs. S. C.
Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Vance
Choate and children, Mr. and Mrs.
Clark Evans and Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
Rector, Misses Maxine and Rose Ri
chardson, Mary Ennis, Maggie, Thel
ma, and Virginia Osborne, Doris Hac
kler, Mary Cecil Higgins, Susie Os
borne, Rose Fender, Eva Rector, Ma
rie Perry, Mildred Taylor, Hazel Bur
chette, Imogene Miles, Alma Caudill
ar.d Marie Edwards, Messrs. Graham
Myers, Julius Womble, Willie Halsey,
Burton McCann, Ray Choate, James
Doughton, Preston Reeves, O. Fowler,
Joe Doughton, Ben Reeves, Sam Ri
chardson, Bower Hoppers, Ulus Ir
win, Page Higgins, Talmadge Ed
wards and Herman Hudson
The Sunday School lesson was from
2 Kings 22 and read: “Joshua was
eight years old when he began to
reign, and he reigned thirty and one
years in Jerusalem.” On telling about
the lesson to his mother, Paul, aged
six, said: “The lesson was about a
rood rain, and there was a little boy
named Josiah, and it began to rain
when he was eight and when he was
1 thirty-one it was still drizzling.
State superintendents and commis
sioners of public schools who met in
Washington, D. C., on September 15
and 16, on call of U. S. Commissioner
of Education George F. Zook, and Dr.
Charles A. Lee, State Superintendent
of Missouri and president of the Na
tional Council of Superintendents and
Commissioners of Education, are
alarmed over what they call “educa
tion’s worst crisis.” Based on their
deliberations, they are preparing to
ask Congress for a special emergency
appropriation of upwards of $60,000,
At the conclusion of the session
four committees which had been nam
ed by the council began immediately
to prepare data bearing on the situa
tion. The most important is the com
mittee on Federal Relations which is
headed by Superintendent Sidney B.
Hall, of Virginia.
Dr. Lee, selected to head the State
Superintendents and Commissioners
during the ensuing year, said, in part:
"The opinion is pretty general that
the Government must extend aid to
free education in its crisis. My own
opinion is that this appropriation
need not exceed $50,000,000 to $60,
‘‘The crisis faced by the public
schools this winter is the worst in the
history. While the NRA has released
from day labor an estimated 100,000
boys and girls of school age, the
schools have been pinched to such an
extent that there will be 80,000 fewer
teachers at their desks this winter
than last. The 1,000,000 teachers on
the job will be forced to take an av
erage of 20 per cent reduction in pay,
and as high as 60 per cent in some
Continuing, Superintendent Lee
stated that the schools in New Eng
land and the Far West have not been
so badly hit, but the conditions in the
South are terrible. There, he said,
whole counties have shortened their
terms to three, four and five months.
Unpaid warrants of teachers total
In some communities of the Middle
West high schools have been put on
a tuition basis and public school
-eachers will receive less than $400
>er year during the ensuing year.
In communities of the South teach
ers will draw $35 per month this
year, which is less than the day la- 1
borer gets under the NRA, Dr. Lee
stimili to keep the NRA linked close
*y with President Roosevelt's credit
expansion plans were being studied
tonight by Hugh S. Johnson, the re
covery administrator.
Confined to his apartment for three
days with an infection, Johnson was
reported to have canvassed thorough
ly every phase of the campaign for
industrial stability.
He expects to return to his desk
tomorrow, and, as one of the early
moves, to call for a gigantic buying
campaign under the Blue Eagle to -
support employers in their efforts to
raise wages and increase employment.
This appeal to the country to buy
to the limit of prudent needs” has
been promised industry by the ad
ministrator, but it has been delayed
until he believed the time opportune.
Officials indicated the plea for
greater consumption would go out
about October 1, and by that time
Johnson hopes to have the important
retail code promulgated.
('ov- FI- A. Dough ton has been ap
pointed by Governor Ehringhaus as
one of the five delegates to represent
North Carolina at the 26th conference
of the National Tax Association at
Phoenix, Ariz., October 16 to 20. At
the present time Gov. Doughton does
not know whether he shall be able
to attend the meeting.
The other delegates are: Revenue
Commissioner A. J. Maxwell, Harry
McMullan of the revenue department,
Senator Grady Rankin, of Gastonia,
and Willis Smith, former legislator
of Raleigh.

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