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No. 21.
VOL 9.
ALLEGHANY COUNTY, SPARTA, N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1933.
Record of Superior Court Proceedings
Court Adjourns Friday Eve
ning—Prisoners Carried to
North Wilkesboro.
The grind of Aleghany Superior
court reached an end here Friday
afternoon when the civil docket was
disposed of. A partial list of criminal
cases appeared in last week’s paper,
but due to a number in which sen
tence had been withheld on Wednes
day, a complete report of these cases
C'Hdd not be published last week.
A complete record of the court is
',ns follows:
Criminal Docket
Shelley Moxley, plead guilty to fe
lonious assault, lined $25 and costs.
Folgier Wagoner, charged with two
counts, assault and carrying conceal
ed weapon. Sentenced to 4 months in
jail in each case, to be worked on
county roads under supervision State
Highway and Public Works.
Raymond Crouse, assault and lar
ceny. Plead guilty, and sentenced to
6 months in county jail, to be worked
on county roads under supervision
State Highway and Public Works.
Elk Holbrook, larceny of meat.
Four months in jail.
Otis Mabe, assault with deadly
weapon. Plead guilty, sentenced to 3
months in jail. To be worked on coun
ty roads under supervision of State
Highway and Public Works.
Arthur Hudson, assault, 60 days in
jail, to be assigned to county roads
supervision State Highway and Pu
blic Works.
Bill Musgrove, assault with deadly
weapon. Plead guilty, 5 months in
jail, assigned to work on county roads
under supervision State Highway and
Public Works.
George Hodge, breaking jail. Pray
er for judgment continued until next
court if defendant pays fine of $25
and costs.
G. T. Poole, assault with deadly
weapon. Plead guilty. Prayer for
judgment continued for period of two
years if defendant will prove a good
citizen and pays cost of th court ac
tion.
r Hoffler, assault with deadly
Prayer for judgment contin
court term with de
1 costs of action,
manufacturing liquor,
jail, to be worked on
raider supervision State
and Public Works.
Robert Landreth, assault. Prayer
for judgment continued until next
term of court, defendant to pay costs
by October 1st.
Jeff Sanders and Robert Sanders,
assault with deadly weapon. Jeff
Sanders, not guilty. Robt. Sanders,
guilty. Prayer for judgment contin
ued until next term of court, defen
dant paying $20 fine and costs by
Oct. 1st.
In the case of Omer Poole the
judgment was stricken out, the de
fendant to show good behaviour for
period of 3 years without further vio
lation of prohibition law, to pay costs
of action and a fine of $50.
George Hodge, breaking jail. Pray
er for judgment continued until next
term of court upon payment of $25
fine and costs.
Divorce Cases
John Mabe and Ema Mabe, granted
Paul Carrico and Marie Carrico,
granted.
Simeon Sparks and Juanita Sparks,
granted.
Troy Richardson and Fay Richard
son, granted.
B. R. Crouse and Jane Crouse,
granted.
Willie Stamper and Hattie Stam
per, granted.
Jean Carson Mathews and C. W.
Mathews, granted.
Zenna Osborne and G. C. Osborne,
granted.
Civil Docket
Mrs. aMth Hill, judgment against
J. K. Taylor, adm. estate of Meridy
Hill, $297.85.
M. A. Higgins, plaintiff, judgment
of $611.68 awarded in favor of plain
tiff against D. P. Taylor, Eugene
Transou and M. B. Taylor.
Mamie Hill, plaintiff, judgment, of
$400 against W. F. Jones, administra
tor Ira Hill, defendant.
J. K. Andrews and L. R. Jordan,
continued as of former order.
Dr. J. C. Moxley and B. L. Parsons,
ejectment suit, judgment granted in
favor of Dr. J. C. Moxley, plaintiff.
J.R. Green, plaintiff, judgment in
favor of plaintiff of $350 against Jer
ome Carico and Camett Phipps, de
fendants.
DEATHS
OPHELIA HIGGINS
Ophelia Higgins, age 94, died at
the home of Eula Brooks at Glade
Valley on Wednesday, Sept. 27, and
was buried at Meadow Creek near
Galax last Friday at 10:00 o’clock
Revs. Handy and Martin conducted
the funeral services. The deceased
is survived by one nephew who re
sides in South Carolina. Reins-Stur
divant, of Sparta, had charge of the
funeral arrangements.
Birth Announcement
Mr, and Mrs. Boyd Higgins an
nounce the birth of a ten-pound girl
on Saturday, September 30,
ADDRESSES LEGIONNAIRES
President Roosevelt, who ad
dressed 30,000 Legionnaires in
convention at Chicago Tuesday,
was greeted time and again by
applause as he spoke to them
concerning national problems as
they applied to the Legion. The
President went by special train
to Chicago and remained in the
city five hours before returning
to Washington.
GOV. EHRINGHAUS TO
VISIT WILKES OCT. 14
Will Speak at Unveiling Ex
ercises at Rendezvous
Mountain.
New Bern, Oct. 2—One of three
Rendedvous Mountain memorials to
be erected by the North Carolina
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, as presented by Mrs. Sydney
Perry Cooper, of Henderson, State
regent, will be unveiled on Saturday
morning, October 14, on the Boone
Trail Highway near North Wilkes
boro.
Gov. J. C. B. Ehringhaus will be
the chief speaker for the occasion;
and Mrs. Russell William Magna, pre
sident general, N. S. D. A. R., will
be represented on the program. Mrs.
H. O. Steele, of Statesville, State
chairman of the Rendezvous Moun
tain memorial, will preside, and will
present thei tablets. Mrs. Cooper will
accept them in behalf of the State
organization.
Greetings will be extended by Miss
Lucy L. Finley, of North Wilkesboro,
daughter of Judge T. B. Finley, who
will give a history of the important
mountainsiteand again make a pre
sentationof the place to the State as
a park.
The exercises will be started at 11
a.m. The D. A. R. ritual will open
the program, and patriotic music
will be interspersed among the num
bers. Mrs. W. C. Grier, regent of the
Rendezvous Mountain D. A. R. chap
ter, of North Wilkesboro, is chairman
of the hospitality committee.
Three tablets are planned for the
section, in commemoration of the part
that Rendezvous Mountain and its re
sidents played in the American Rev
olution, as suggested in 1926 by Judge
Finley. The other two memorials will
be placed later: one on the Jefferson
highway when it has been completed
and the other on the mountain top
when the State has finished its prom
ised road there.
BOARD EDUCATION AD
JUSTS TRANSPORTATION
Teachers Get First Month’s
Pay Promptly.
The Board of Education met Mon
day in regular session for the trans
action of routine business. In the mat
ter of transportation, which has re
ceived considerable attention for the
last two or three weeks, an agree
ment was reached which appears to
be quite satisfactory to all parties
interested in transportation. All of
the truck routes, which have been es
tablished, except the one to Cherry
Lane, will be continued in effect with
only a slight change in the bus sche
dules. At Cherry Lane the State
School Commission allotted a teacher
so that it will not be necessary to
provide transportation.
It becomes necessary for the Roar
ing Gap bus to make a second trip
after coming in to Sparta from Roar
ing Gap. The Board of Education re
gretted this exceedingly, but there
seemed to be no further arrangement
that could be made at the time.
All of the schools completed the
first month on September 29, and
vouchers have been issued and were
deposited in the Bank of Sparta to
the credit of the teachers Monday. It
is very gratifying to school officiate
to be able to pay promptly at the end
of the first month, and thanks are
due the State School Commission for
providing the funds with which to
pay.
It is hoped that complete figures
forenrollm ent and attendance In the
county schools will be available for
publication next week.
Marriage
W.R. Isaacs, of Ennice, and Madge
Jones Delp, of Fries,weremarried in
j the Register’s office Sunday by C. W.
'Edwards, J. P.
COUNTY FAIR TOMORROW
LARGE CROWD EXPECTED
The Alleghany County Agricultural
Fair will be open for exhibits at 8:00
A. M. Friday morning. All exhibits
must be in by noon of that day. The
[judging of the exhibits will start Fri
day at 2:00. No prizes will be given
on exhibits entered after the judging
starts. No one will be allowed to re
move exhibits before 3:00 P. M. Sat
urday.
All premiums for the Fair have
been collected and all prizes will be
paid before the exhibits are taken
home on Saturday.
It is urgently requested that as
many people as possible bring exhi
bits to the Fair and help to make the
Fair a success.
The best features of the fair will
eb: Placing of exhibits and judging
the exhibits on Friday. The Sparta
High School will give a good play
at the Sparta high school building
on Friday night. Saturday morning,
the Big Parade will feature the Blue
Ribbon Winners, with the brass band
for music. The contests and games
at the ball park Saturday morning
from 10:00 to 12:00. Saturday at 1:30
the ball game. Saturday afternoon the
riding contests and the horse racing.
The only admission fee charged will
be for the ball game and horse racing
on Saturday afternoon. This charge
will probably be changed from 25c.
for adults to 15c. for adults.
Everybody! Come to the Fair and
bring an exhibit.
GOV. DOUGHTON MAKES
TALK TO SCHOOL PUPILS
Tells Students To Prepare for
Responsibilities of Life.
Tuesday morning the students of
Sparta High School had the good
fortune to have Gov. R. A. Dough ton
to bring them an inspiring message
during the chapel period. Rev. C. W.
Russell offered the invocation, after
which Gov. Doughton spoke on the
parable of the Good Samaritan. With
well chosen words he told the old
story from a new point of view, point
ing out how the youth left a good
home in the prosperous city of Jeru
salem and went down the rocky road
to the wicked city of Jericho, where
he fell among thieves and was robbed
and beaten.
“Many a young person today starts
down the wrong road, the road to
Jericho,” stated Gov. Doughton. “We
have a great country and great in
stitutions. To be an American citizen
is a great blessing. Students have
great opportunities. The old virtues
of honesty, integrity, and right living
are mile posts on the road to good
citizenship. Beware of the road to
Jericho.
“We have been on the road to Jeri
cho financially. As a nation, as a
state, as citizens we have been too
extravagant. We have spent beyond
our incomes.Extravagance is the road
to Jericho.”
Gov. Doughton mentioned the fact
that some people were pessimistic
about the youth of the land, but he
stated that he had faith in the future.
But youth must prepare to meet the
tests of life, prepare to take on the
responsibility of preserving this great
country of ours and making it better
And in conclusion he admonished
youth “not to be afraid to do the
manly thing. Don’t be afraid to do
right.”
A number of patrons attended the
chapel exercises, and all seemed to
enjoy the message brought by Gov.
Doughton.
Preparations Proceed For
State Fair Oct. 9-14
Preparations continue for the North
Carolina State Fair, to be held in
Raleigh, October 9-14.
Everybody in North Carolina is in
vited to attend. Norman Y. Cham
bliss, the secretary-manager, and his
able corps of associates, are continu
ing their preliminary work and re
port progress.
The exhibits this year will be up to
the highest standard; the amuse
ments will be clean, wholesome, and
entertaining. There will be special
rates to Raleigh and, with the spirit
of optimism now prevailing, there
should be thousands in attendance
each day the fair is in progress.
AMONG THE SICK
Mr. Aaros Taylor, of Furches, was
seriously injured in the head and
shoulder last week in an encounter
with a bull. He seems to be getting
along all right now.
Mrs. Albert Irwin sustained two
broken ribs and injuries to her back
when she fell off the back porch last
week. A board on the porch gave way
and tripped her.
Mrs. Frank Wagoner, of Whitehead
is seriously ill from lockjaw, which
developed from a burn on her foot.
Mr. Oscar Fortner, of Baywood,
who has been ill for some time with
typhoid fever, is improving.
RELIEF WORK PROJECTS
TO BE DISCONTINUED
Workers To Help Gather
Crops In County.
TO ALL RELIEF FAMILIES IN
ALLEGHANY COUNTY:
It is now time of year to be taking
care of crops. So, after this week, all
work projects wil be discontinued.
Every family is requested to take
care of their crops and to be making
plans for the winter. There are many
farmers who wil have employment
gathering crops.
All families that are on the relief
who are able to work must see the
farmers and seek employment where
it is possible and when you are not
busy taking care of your own crops.
It seems as if some of our relief
cases, we are glad to say, are trying
to go ahead and provide for them
selves, whye others seem to just be
depending upon relief alone. This re
lief is not going to last always, and
we are just giving you fair warning
that you are going to have to make
up your mind, and look to some other
source. When our next work project
starts up, it will be on an altogether
different scale; and some of the peo
ple who are on the relief who depend
solely on the relief to kep them up
are going to get fooled.
I hope the people realize that the
Relief funds are not permanent sup
port, but only a temporary help which
we hope and expect to get those who
have any get-up back to a self-sup- J
porting position. We feel that we have
cooperated in every way by furnish
ing seed, fertiliers, work, and food,
also clothing, that by now, with a
good season, we are going to be able
to take a large number off of our
list.
One thing, in particular, we have
tried to furnish people with regular
work to buy school books, also cloth
ing and shoes. Therefore, this is giv
ing all the relief families fair warn
ing that you must keep your children
in school. Don’t force me to have to
take the necessary steps in law to
force attendance.
C. A. MILES,
Acting Dircetor of Relief
and Attendance Officer.
COMMISSIONERS TURN
OVER 1933 TAX
BOOKS TO SHERIFF
1 Per Cent Discount Allowed
On Taxes Paid in October
The Board of County Commission
ers met in regular session Monday
and transacted matters of routine
business. A number of claims were ■
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issued. The 1933 tax books were
turned over to the sheriff for collec
tion. One per cent discount will be
allowed on all taxes paid during Oc
tober and one half of one per cent
during November.
The 87 cent tax rate is slightly
higher than that of last year, but
the reduction in valuations on real!
estate actually makes taxes lower'
than last year.
The land of delinquent taxpayers
of 1932 will be advertised during the
month of October.
Selection of New Men For
Emergency Conservat. Work
The selection of 75,000 new men
for assignment to the Civilian Con
servation forest work corps has been
in process for the past ten days or so
by the Labor Department and the
Veterans’ Administration, according
to an announcement of Robert Fech
ner, Director of Emergency Conser
vation Work.
Estimates obtained at the War De
partment indicate that 100,000 will
have left the corps to take other jobs
or for other reasons prior to October
15th, the extreme date set for dis
charge and reenrollment.
Selection of all but veterans is be
ing done under the supervision of W.
Frank Persons of the Labor Depart
ment, at the various state selection
agencies. The men chosen will be sent
to the camps early in October for
duty, during the winter enrollment
period.
The veteran quota will be selected
by the Veterans’ Bureau through U.
S. regional offices on the basis of
which number may be selected at this
time. The total number of woodsmen
now being selected, as above stated,
is 75,000 due to the possibility that
those leaving the service may not
reach 100,000 as estimated, and the
further desire of the President that
the forest corps shall not exceed a
maximum of 314,000,14,000 of which
will be Indians under John Collier,
Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Opportunity for reenrollment is be
ing offered every man now employed
in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Plans have been completed to make
it possible for the members of
Corps to spend the winter in healjf^ft
surroundings in cam
weather ia potjiiya ?
PARENTS’ RECOVERY ACT
SUGGESTED BY P.T.A.PRES
Urges Parents to Study Needs
of The Modern Home.
Mrs. Hugh Bradford, president of
the National Congress of Parents and
Teachers, suggests a “Parents’ Re
covery Act” to do for the nation’s
homes what it is hoped the National
Industrial Recovery Act will do for
the nation’s business.
In an address over WRC, Washing
ton, on September 20th, Mrs. Brad
ford said among other things: “Just
now we all seem to be living and
breathing in terms of blue eagles,
codes and recovery programs. Produ
cer, consumer and the business man
all are interested in codes to make
living a matter of comfort and of
justice. Parents talk of codes and
teachers believe that schools have a
profound part in building good citi
zenship and loyalty to the nation’s
needs.” These principles are being
taught in codes of character educa
tion in our schools, the speaker point
ed out.
Stressing the importance of the fa
mily as a unit in our national life, the
speaker continued: “Perhaps it has
seemed that in this recovery program
the family has no place. Our homes,
changed as they are from those of
pakt generations, have provided se
curity not only to the family itself
during this trying period, but to the
nation. They have helped to formu
late wholesome attitudes toward na
tional situations, and to shut out all
but patient courage and endurance.
American homes have been indispen
sable in providing an atmosphere of
courage and self-control in the past
and we must look to them for assis
tance in the future. But homes them
selves have been affected, and, for
the future of the homes, a recovery
program is needed. That we need a
code for parents has been suggested
by our homemaking chairman, Miss
Adelaide Baylor. We have within our
homes great opportunities.”
“Buying at blue eagle shops, spend
ing money for serviceable goods and
nutritious foods are not the only mea
sures for assisting the material val
ues of home life. There are other con
ditions to be noted, For example,
work. Let’s teach the family to work
the home. Boys and girls appreciate
a home that they help maintain.Home
life contributes to the character of
the family.
“In the past we have seemed to do
two extreme things: One, to permit
children to labor in occupations which
a futuer of ill health, scant schooling
and to little opportunities to develop
properly as valuable members of so
ciety; the other, to rear children with
the idea that parents are not only
willing to provide for them, but that
it is the sole purpose of parents to
prevent a child from participating in
anything that meant effort and inia
tive because it might be called work.
“Let us consider work in the home
as a blessing which contributes to the
character of al within. A child whc
has learned to work at home can bet
ter adjust himself to his responsibili
ties in the business world. Let us
make it popular once more for fami
lies to work together.
“Just as the schools are seeking to
readjust themselves, revalue educa
tion, and maintain high standards, so
oto the home has had to look to its
educational possibilities. The poten
tialities of homes where parents use
common sense combined with modern
child psychology are not yet to be
measured. Fewer unhappy, nervous,
iritabfe children, fewer social delin
quents, and fewer serious mental dis
orders will result when parents have
learned to measure themselves by
modem standards for wise guidance
of children.
“Parents of young children are stu
dying new methods based on old wis
dom; the parents of children about to
be graduated from high school are
wondering as to whether colleges are
going to give youth the training ade
quate for life and for work; parents
are wondering about leisure time and
how it can be used to best advantage;
what is to be done for and with the
college graduate who is continuing
unhappily as a dependent because
there is no remunerative job for him;
parents are wondering how to turn
to advantage the circumstance which
provide leisure; time for reading, re
creation, recovery from hectic plea
sures, and preparation for new life
standards and of achievement and
happiness.
“Why do we wait for someone else
to begin the recovery program ?There
are enough parents in any one com
munity to crystallize sentiment for
better health, better amusements,
fewer accidents, finer citizens, and
intelligent living.”
Concluding, Mrs. Bradford declar
ed: “The Parents’ Recovery Program
needs to incLude a willingness to seek
guidance in the field of parent edu
cation, perseverance and diligence in
making/ teach home safe and happy,
and courage to demand of a commu
nity security and protection for such
horn
t is true that we are facing many
ew conditions and many new oppor
tunities. The future of the homes of
America rests squarely upon the
gjiouldeis of the parents of today. The
Feajttuijbne may mean happiness, se
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THE TIMES’ HONOR ROLL
New subscribers to The Times
since last issue are as follows:
D. J. Jones, Stratford.
T. G. Richardson, Sparta.
Elmer Osborne, Laurel Springs
Jno. A. Crouse, Sparta, route 2.
R. B. McMillan, Sparta.
Claude Holloway, Whitehead
Mrs. Bettie Edwards, Edwards X
Roads, N. C
Elmer Edwards, Glade Valley
J. B. Caudill, Cherry Lane
STOLEN CAR RECOVERED
BY COUNTY OFFICERS
Chevrolet Coupe Stolen At
Independence, Va., Recov
ered at Roaring Gap.
Only through the possible means of
identification through a cracked ven
tilating window across the bottom of
same, a Chevrolet coupe belonging to
Miss Mary Dinwiddie, of Indepen
dence, Va., was recovered last Friday
night at Roaring Gap, N. C., through
the diligence on the part of local of
ficers, Sheriff McMillan, Chief Police
Gentry, and Deputy Guy C. Wallace,
of Roaring Gap.
At the time the car was stolen,
September 11, it bore a Virginia state
license, but when found Friday night
it was carrying a N. Y. license plate,
and the only possible clue available
was through identification in the bro
ken ventilator. Officer Wallace will
receive a $50 reward offered by the
owner of the car.
There were no occupants in the car
at the time of capture, and no clues
could be established as to the theft.
There was no trace of damage to be
discerned.
SITE CLEARED FOR
COUNTY PRISON CAMP
Cages for a temporary camp have
been set on the sight for a permanent
camp near the ball park in Sparta,
and a well is now being bored. Sever
al acres on the site have been cleared
under the supervision of Mr. Tom
Pendergrass, State Prison mainten
ance official.
Prisoners are expected at the camp
soon. It is not definitely understood
whether the permanent camp will be
built by local labor and prisoners or
let by contract. When completed the
camp will be occupied by 75 or 100
prisoners, who will be used for the
upkeep of the county roads, under
the supervision of the appointed fore
men for each division of the county.
During the last meeting of the
General Assembly the departments of
State Prison and the Highway Com
mission were combined, and all work
is now done under the supervision
of the Highway and Prison Commis
sion.
News From Lake Lure
(N.C.) C.C.C. Camp
Mr. Grant M. Harless visited with
with his family and friends Sunday,
Sept. 24. Mr. Harlass is a member of
Vet. Co. 2410, located at Lake Lure.
Several of our boys have been
transferred to Pinnacle side camp,
P-61, near the foot of Pinnacle moun
tain. Among them are M. F. Dickin
son and G. M. Harless, of Alleghany
county.
Quite a few of the boys from camp
attended services at Union Mills Sun
day. Among them were Rev. Shoft, of
Asheville; Joe Love, of North Wilkes
boro; Joe Hiatt, of Mt. Airy, and M
F. Dickinson, of Glade Valley.
There has been no frost reported
to date in this section.. All crops are
looking fine considering the mid-sum
mer drouth.
Mr. Lee Elliott, the snake charmer
of Charlotte, is back in camp again
after an absence of several days.
Major John Cline, R. O. T. C., is in
charge of Pinacle side camp P-Gl.
The farmers in this section are
busy gathering blade and top fodder
and making sorghum molasses.
Several large rattlesnakes have
been captured alive by some of the
boys in camp. Major A. R. Ives still
has two of them in captivity at head
quarters at Lake Lure.
The boys at Pinnacle side camp
P-61 are getting along fine with the
construction of the new camp. They
are a heavy eating crowd, as attested
by Cook J. H. EdEwards, of Spindale,
but then they are showing up for
tneir eating in work and weight.
Rumor has it tnat no one was turn
ed down in the re-enrollment at camp
P-61, Lake Lure. This means that the
bcy3 will have six months in which
to labor for Uncle Sam.
Marriage License Issued
License were issued for the marri
age of the following couple Sept. 28:
Mr. Simon Sparks of this county, and
Miss Nannie Ward, of Grayson coun
ty, Virginia. The couple were married
Thursday night at the home of Mr.
F. N. Roup, J. P.
curity and contentment, if parents '
will establish home codes and assume
home responsibilities.”
RED CROSS FINDS GREAT
NEED AMONG SUFFERERS
Relief Workers go About
Task as Drama of Storm
1 Fades in Public Mind.
(By Gertrude S. Carraway in The
Raleigh New3 and Observer.)
The drama of the storm that lash
ed North Carolina’s coast, already
fading in the mind of the public at
large, grows more poignant with the
sufferers as they count their losses.
So far as relates to the Red Cross,
the volume of relief to be given in
creases as the chek by trained dis
aster workers proceeds.
Many complicated human problems
are being brought to light in the sur
veys, but none seem darkened with
despondency. While gladly accepting
aid in forms beyond their own pre
sent resources, the sufferers are also
doing all they can for themselves,
and they are doing it in cheerful spir
it. The air of optimism and good na
ture, evident everywhere, is truly re
markable.
Cyclones are always accompanied
bytorrential rains which the rain
sheds cannot carry away fast enough.
Damage by clean rain is bad enough,
but not so disheartening as damage,
by a soaking in miry water. Many
houses in east Carolina that escaped
loss by wind are still damaged by
water, with swollen doors that will
not shut, warped and grimy furniture
that will not hold together.
Nothing Left.
Two men and a boy were coming
up from the sound this week, after
having tried to wash the mud from
some bedclothes. “They’ll always be
shrunk and stiff, said the tired moth
er sadly. She was no longer young.
TThe water had peeled the veneer
from her piano, the pride of her house
hold. It would never again play. The
tide had covered every drawer and
every trunk, even soaking the burial
clothes she had been holding for her
aged and infirm mother. “I owned ev
erything clear” she remarked, “but
now I haven’t got anything.”
The water entered so many hidden
nooks that it is related on Cedar Is
land that one housekeeper, in open
ing her soaked trunks, found on the
inside a large drowned goose. Prac
tically every automobile there was
ruined by water. Even a huge cistern
was uprooted from the ground and
hurledseveralhundred feet.
A farmer near the coast was camp
ing with his family in a leanto, made
of boards of the house that had been
blown down. Coats, bedding, mosqui
to netting, food and a small oil stove
had been supplied. In his field his crop
of sweet potatoes, which he had hop
ed would help pull him out of debt,
were rotting, for they had been cov
ered with salt spray, and it would be
a year or so before the salt silted
through and left the soil fit for plant
ing. let, he was courageously plan
ning to put back his home with the
salvage and the additional materials
given by the Red Cross.
“We’ll build strong this time,” said
the wife, “but the work of earthly
hands won’t stand if the good Lord
wills to show us His might”
Basis of Need.
The Red Cross is not an insurance
company, which restores on a basis
of loss. It restores on a basis of need
alone, for no relief fund ever raised
in any disaster, including the $17,
000,000 in the Mississippi flood of
1927, ever paid more than a fraction
of the entire loss. But this relief
•nidges over the gap between enfor
ced pauperism and economic indepen
dence.
First among needs is food, shelter
and coverings. To supply these is a
part of emergency relief. Then cornea
the rehabilitation period, when thei
sulferers receive the things necessa
to restore them to more or lesa
of their normal life, i
Red Cross relief workers in all
cases look into the resources and re
quiiements of the sufferer and his
iamily, to see how far he can help
himself. He may have untouched re
sources elsewhere, so may effect his
own recovery, or he may need to be
started anew in life. A careful and
sympathetic investigation and study
of facts by trained and experienced
workers determine the course to be
taken.
COUNTY DRY FORCES
ORGANIZE FRIDAY
Tim County Dry Forces had a meet
ing at the Court House last Friday
“nd ‘-‘Feted Dalton Warren chairman
of the group, and W. F. Doughton, of
Laui el Springs, vice-chairman. The
chairman was authorized to appoint
all other officers, and the following
were named:
Rev- J- L. Underwood, sec.-treas.
of the group; County executive Com
mittee, T. j. Carson, Chm., Tom Lan
dieth, and W. F. Doughton. The
following chairmen for the townships
were appointed: Gap Civil, T. J. Car
soq; Glade Valley, W. V. Blevins;
Piney Creek, Tom Landreth; Cherry
Lane, J. t. Miles; Prathers Creek, W,
| E. Cox; Whitehead, J. T. Fender;:
| Cranberry, W. F. Doughton.
Mrs. A. O. Joines was nominated!
as candidate for delegate of the Drjr
Forces.
    

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