JlllHimMIIIHIIIIMIHIIHIMIIIIIMlMIIIIIIIMIIIHMIHII'IIHIIII g THE ALLEGHANY TIMES fl.00 PER YEAR— A CASH IN ADVANCE g •ID THE ALLEGHANY TIMES ADVERTISE IN THE ALLEGHANY TIMES —YOUR HOME PAPER_ DEVOTED TO THE CIVIC, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF ALLEGHANY AND BORDERING COUNTIES 0 ..IIMUMimumlil VOL 9. ALLEGHANY COUNTY, SPARTA, N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1933. No. 22. Cherokee Coi First Time In History Squaws Out shoot Braves in Annual Contests Cherokee, Oct. -—7nO the banks of the beautiful Ocona Lufty.yWhere many moons ago the council fires of the great Cherokee^jn^ion burned brightly and the trails echoed to the whispering tread of .liioccasined feet, the twentieth annual Cherokee Indian Fair was held this week, and there the women gave the men something to think about. The beat of the Tom Toms and singing of age-old songs vied for at tention with, the arts of modern can ning and the products of modern agri culture as braves and squaws of the Cherokee nation brought their an cient rites before the white man. Tribe Adornments Modern overalls were cast aside for the time being, and once again the landscape along the banks of the Ocona Lufty was flecked with color from glittering beads, brilliant plumes and tribal adornments of the Chero kee forefathers. The plow and the tractor—weapons of the modern Indian is his battle for a livelihood—were also put aside in favor of the bow or blowgun which supplied the family larder in the days when the Cherokees roamed the Nan tahalas and Smokies without help or hindrance from the government which now supplies their roads, schools and other institutions within the boundar ies of reservation of 63,000 acres. For four days the Cherokee braves and maidens brought before the pub lic the ancient rites of their fore fathers, and returned to a life thati ■has long been silenced. Dances en livened by the rattle of the gourd and the rhythmic thumping of Indian drums, archery contests where the young braves vied with each other to see who could shoot an arrow the straightest and truest, the Indiane ball games, the most exciting and ad , venturous contests staged on the en tire reservation—all were brought to the attention and interest of fair visitors who numbered some 30,000 for the four days of the colorful har vest festival. Picturesque Elders Fair visitors were impressed by the picturesque older Indians who still lean to the traditions of the* and wear the clothes which most re semble those worn by the Cherokees in olden times. The most startling example of the older Indians was giv en on Wednesday of the fair when Nancy George, 99-year-old Cherokee squaw, came put of the hills of the reservation to pay her annual visit to the fair, which she has been doing since the harvest festival was inau gurated. Nancy George follows in tradition in that she—even though this be a modern era of wonders un dreamed of by Cherokee braves—still goes shoeless both winter and sum mer. If it gets too cold, Nancy has a pair of wool socks which she wears. Carl Standingdeer—a name that is spoken with respect in the Cherokee nation—continued to uphold the strong medicine of the Paintown med icine men who have blessed him with the skill that no present day Indian will ever hold,, as he won the archery championship of the reservation for the ninth consecutive year. Too, Standingdeer led his Paintown clan which boasts of the best archery team on the reservation to their eighth championship. Women Archers Visitors saw something Cherokee braves and maiden^ never dreamed would come true. An archery team composed of Indian women, won Wed nesday’s club matches, outscoring their nearest rivals, a team composed of men, by 100 points. As a result there is joy in the picturesque Indian village of Paintown, with Indian wo men and braves celebrating for the women of that community did some thing no other group of women has ever performed in the history of the Cherokee nation. Victory yells echoed through the valleys of the Smokies this week-end as that little village put on a celebration honoring those women archers. There is not a hapier man in all the Cherokee tribe than Carl Stand ingdeer, who saw his wife shoot ar rows from her locust bow into the target to register ponits to defeat her male opponents. In addition to this unexpected clas sic of the fair, Indian maidens and braves danced the most ancient cere mony of the Cherokees—that of the Green Corn dance. .* There has perhaps never been a more picturesque dance than the Green Com which the white man has been privileged to witness. It is a weird dance, giving tht onlooker a feeling of tragedy. It is sacred in its own right and to the Cherokees is one of their most noted and beloved dances. Indian women, dressed in the colors of their tribe—red and white— and braves, in similar attire, give this dance each year for the pleasure of fair visitors. Cunning Hands The Cherokees show remarkable skill in their arts and crafts. This is demonstrated in their splendid ex hibits. Their hands have not lost their cunning in the making of baskets, pottery, beads and clothing. The ex anty’s Festival H. J. BURCHETT PASSES AWAY AT MISSOULA Son of W. F. Burchett of Spar ta, N. C. Former Resident Of This County H. J. Burchett, 50, for a number of years an engineer in the service of the Northern Pacific Railway, passed away at the company hospital in Missoula (Montana) Friday Oct. 6th, following an illness of some time from heart trouble. News of his pass ing brought profound grief to his many friends in Livingstone. The re mains are being shipped to Living stone, accompanied by a son, Earl. The well-known railroad man had been in failing health for several weeks. Early in August, Mr. Burchett was forced to leave his duties with the railroad company and enter the hospital in Missoula for treatment. He later returned to his home in Liv ingston, but continued to fail in health. Last Saturday he again re turned to the hospital when his con dition became worse, but he grew gradually weaker until death came Monday morning at 10:20 o’clock. Born at Sparta, North Carolina, Nov. 5, 1883, Mr. Burchett came to Montana in 1901, settling in Living ston. He entered the employ of the Northern Pacific as a fireman in 1903 and was promoted as an engineer in 1907. He had served the company continuously in this capacity since that time and had efficiently served the railroad for more than thirty years. In 1907 he was united in marriage to Esther Bequette, who preceded him in death, passing away December 29. 1928. He is survived by six children: Mrs. J. C. Finley, Mrs. H. S. Vandervort; Justine, 14; Earl, 15; and Billy, eight. His father, W. F. Burchett, of Spar ta, N. C., and a brother, R. T. Bur chett, and sister, Mrs. Carrie Bur chett Settle, also of Sparta, also sur vive him. Thedeceased was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Elks’ lodge and the B. of L. F. and E. During his long years of residence in Livingston he had made a legion of close friends who join members of the family in mourning his loss. hibits included baskeis, large and small, in many colors, designs, and shapes Their pottery included bowl, jugs, ashe trays, vases, and a variety of other articles in which the famous Indian heads are included. The bead: woven in varied designs and in bril liant colors, always interest the wo men visitors to the fair. There is perhaps no Cherokee wo man who is more gifted in craftman ship than Maud Welch, whose pot tery is known far and near. She is often called the “Sculptor of Indian Heads.” She gathers her bluish grey clay from the mountain sides and works it into all shapes until it be comes t thing of beauty. Her designs are in great number, classic and ori ginal, especially the clear cut Indian heads. Her tools are simple and few. After a vase is developed and de signs carved, a crude stone is used for polishing it until it shines like glass. Then it is put in a moderately heated oven and baked for hours. This process is long and tedious, but Maud Welch is an educated woman, affable and gay. Her father, William French, of Oklahoma, now acts as the official interpretor of the Cherokee tribue. Double-Weavers Another interesting Indian woman is Nancy Bradley, who at the age of 53 still weaves baskets with the skill and quickness of a girl. She is skill ed in the art of making double weave baskets. It is said that there are only five Indian women in the United States who can double weave, and two of these reside on the Cherokee Indian reservation, at Cherokee, N.C. In the land of Cherokee where the fair is held each year the lofty Rat tiesnake Mountain on the right and Mount Noble on the left can be seen in shadow of twilight This grandeur which is part of the Great Smoky range, is where Cherokee trails, ages old, wind along the slopes to the pri mitive home of the Indian. Here he dreams of his unforgotten forefathers and traditions that is as sacred as the land of laughing water. His sons and daughters have gone out of the land to grasp an education while he clings to tradition; lives in seclusion, plants his corn and pota toes, and scorns present day cures. He gathers his own herbs for medical uses and gets along as well as those who seek the modern way. Grown Own Seed Potatoes Seed Irish potatoes, superior or eq ual to out-of-state seed now used at a cost of between $450,000 to one half million by the early commercial potato producers in Western North Carolina. Bb doing this the greater portion of this money may be kept in the State, says M. E. Gardner, head of the department of horticul ture. Highway 18 Soon To Be Completed—Good Road Indications now are that the work on the road from Sparta to Laurel Springs will be completed by Nov. 1. All of the grading has been completed and the surface covered with creek gravel. Workmen are now engaged in putting on a layer of crushed rock. About five miles of this work has been completed on the Laurel Springs end of the road. The remaining 3V2 miles will be completed within the next three weeks, according to state ment of R. L. Hickerson, engineer in charge of the work. A layer of crushed rock is also being applied on the section between the foot of the Blue Ridge and North Wilkesboro. Work there will proba bly be completed by December. When the two sections are completed, citi zens of Alleghany will have a splen did gravel road to North Wilkesboro and points south. United Dry Forces Have Delegates Nominated Raleigh, Oct. 10—In every county in North Carolina, the United Dry Forces have nominated their anti repeal delegates and have put on their fighting clothes to elect them. If the repeal forces - are not thoroughly alarmed, then signs of alarm are very deceptive. Certainly, with every change breaking in favor of the Dry Forces, the repealists have cause for disquietude that is difficult to handle. In practically every county, the number of signatures on the dry peti tions have far exceeded the number required. In Wake county, for in stance, where not more than 340 were needed, more than 2,000 dry signa tures were easily obtained against about 600 on the petition filed by the wets. The Wake candidates are Dr. W. L. Poteat, President-Emeritus of Wake Forest ollege, Mrs. Chas. G. Doak, and Dr. John B. Wright. Their petitions carried the signatures of Presidents Kitchin of Wake Forest, Brewer of Meredith College, Brooks of, State College and Pressley of Peace Institute. Yet, some people pretend that our colleges and univer sities are wet! Whileon this subject, attention might as well be called, by way of reminder, to the Associated Press poll of college presidents June 2,1930 in which it said that of 255 presidents 146 reported a decrease of drinking under prohibition, 47 that drinking was unknown, and 44 that there was ao drinking among students. If there are those abroad in the State who have been regarding Ra leigh as being as wet as the Atlantic ocean, it is time for them to repeal some of their wrong impressions. For really there art yet some dry people here and there in the Capital City of the Old North State. Heres what happened here just last week. Among the canvassers for dry signatures was Mr. Charles Ruffin, head of the Capi tal Printing Company. His business occupied his time by day, and only'at \ight could he canvas for signatures. After supper, he called to a neighbor across the street, “George, come go with me to canvass a little tonight.” “Canvass for what?” “Signatures for the dry petitions.” “I am dry with you all right, Charlie, but what is the use?—everybody is going wet.” Well, they went along anyhow—circuited the two or three blocks assigned— canvassed 35 voters, taking them as they came—and were almost run over by 31 of them in their “Yes sir!” enthusiasm to sign the dry petitions. Neighbor George expects to vote against repeal of the 18th Amend ment, but before he got around with Ruffin he had repealed all his for mer “What’s the use” notions. A fresh shipment of Thomas H. Steele’s “What Has the 18th Amend ment Done” had hardly been opened Saturday morning when hurry orders for more than 6,000 had ben filled. In a weak attempt to offset the de vastation wrought by this Steele folder, the wets have been trying to stem the tide by alleged citations from the report of the Wickersham Commission; but there were three findings of that commission which the wets do not cite. Here they are: 1. The commission is opposed to repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. 2. The commission is opposed to restoration in any manner of the le galized saloon. 3. The commission is opposed to the Federal or State Governments as such going into the liquor business. Son of Local Man Prominent In County Affairs, In Wash. The Asotin County, (Washington) Wheat Producers Control association was recently formed with W. H.Roup, of Clover land, as president. Mr.Roup is also a member of the board of di rectors of the organization. The coun ty association has charge of the gen eral administration, finance, and poli cies in the county and is the highest body of appeal in cases needing defi nite decisions. W H. Roup is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Roup, of Sparta. He has been in the State of Washington for some time and is taking active part in public affairs in that State, LOCAL FAIR BEST EVER HELD—LARGE CROWDS —WITH FINE EXHIBITS The general consensus of opinion is that the Alleghany Agricultural Fair this year was the best that has ever been held in the county. The exhibits, with the possible exception of livestock, was by far the best ex hibition of farm products ever dis played here. The livestock was good, but few animals were entered. The Fair opened Friday morning with entrants placing their product.'; in the exhibition hall. Most of the : day was spent in getting everything in readiness for the large crowd at tending Saturday. On Friday night the faculty of the local high school gave a play in the school auditorium. A large crowd attended and seemed pleased with the quality of the en tertainment. On Saturday people began to show up in town early, and by the time the parade started at 9:30 the busi ness section was crowded. The Mt. Airy High School band was the out standing attraction of the parade. Other features of the parade were the Reins-Sturdivant’s new ambu bulance colorfully decorated with streamers, ponies, saddle horses, sheep, cattle, and a yoke of oxen. Following the parade, the school athletic contests were run oft at the ball park. In the afternoon Sparta played Fries in an interesting ball game. Among the exhibits was a fine dis play of corn. Mrs. C. A. Reeve3 had a fine display of dressed up vegeta bles. Mr. W. B. Reeves’ apple picker, his own invention, attracted the at tention of many people. Among the curiosities was a pair of skunks, own ed by Mr. Sparks. The horse show was good, but there were not many entrants. There was also a large va riety of vegetables grown in the coun ty and exhibited in the garden dis plays. The sewing and fancy work, art, and flowers were especially good. The names of the winners in the various departments and the winners in the athletic contests are given be low: Department A—Beef Cattle Best Angus bull under 2 years old, E. G. Morton; Best Hereford cow, Gwynn Truitt;- Best Hereford heifer under 2 years, Will Pugh; best of ary breed or sex, Gwynn Truitt; best yoke oren, Truby Crouse. Department B—Sheep Best Hampshire ram, C. G. Collins; best Shropshire ewe, Helen Maines; best ram lamb of any breed, C. G. Collins; best ewe lamb of any breed, Eugene Shepherd; grand champion, C. G. Collins. Department C—Hogs Best Poland China sow, Dwayne Irwin; best boar any breed, C. E.E Jones; grand champion hog, Dwayne Irwin. Department D—Horses-Mules Best team of horses, Steve Lan dreth; best team of mules, J. B. Os borne; best horse colt, C. E. Jones; best mule colt, Grover Reeves; best draft horse, V. B. Landreth; best sad dle horse, Vance Choate. Department E—Poultry Best cock, Roy Cox; best hen, Roy Cox; best cockerel, Roy Cox; best pullet, Van Miller; best pen, Van Mil ler; best pen young birds Van Miller; best bird in show, Van Miller. Department F—Field Crops Best ten ears white com, Claude Sexton; best 10 ears yellow corn, Her bert Estep; best 3 stalks of corn any variety, Luther Joines; best display smal grain, C. E. Woody; best peck Irish potatoes, R. E. Hawthorne; best pumpkin, Mattie Lee Doughton; best display vegetables, Mrs. H. G.Greene; best display legumes, Charlie Shep herd; best colection farm products, C. E. Woody; best display lespedeza, R. C. Hawthorne; best stalk Burley tobacco, S. C. Landreth; best hand Burley tobacco, R. E. Hawthorne. Best gallon red kidney beans, Bessie Landreth; best gallon birdeye beans, Leroy Schumate. Department G—Fruits-vegetables Best plate Virginia Beauty Apples, Ernest Edwards; best plate limber twigs, Roy Crouse; best plate Ben Davis, R. E. Hawthorne; best plate Fallowaters, C. E. Woody; best plate delicious, Mrs. R. E. Richardson; best plate Yok Imperial, Amos Wagoner; best plate black Ben Davis, C. E. Woody; best plate pears, Lee Black; best tray of fruit any kind, Mrs. R.E. Richardson; best display garden pro ducts, Mrs. T. T. Crouse. Department H—Culinary Best loaf bread Mrs. B. O. Choate; best angel food cake, Mrs. C. A. Reeves; best plate tea cakes, Mrs. P. L. Choate; best colection home-made candy, Mary Emmie Osborne; best display home cooking, Mrs. S. M Mitchell; best plate rolls, Mrs. B. O. Choate; best fruit pie, Mrs. B. O. Choate; best custard pie, Mrs. Rex Mitchell; best fruit cake, Mrs. P.L. Choate; best butter cake, Mrs. B. O. Choate. Department I—Canned Goods Peaches, Mrs. C. G. Collins; cher ries, Mrs. Wiley McMillan; K tries, Mrs. T. J. Carson; apple", Mrs. Ed win Hale; pears, Mrs. Blanche Nor man; string beans, Mrs. Gwyn Truitt; tomatoes, Mrs. R. L. Doughton; corn, Mrs. C. G. Collins; peas, Mrs. T. G. 25 ENTRANTS IN BABY SHOW HERE There were twenty-five entrants in the baby show this year, six than were entered last year. Many of the entrants were over size and over wei i g'ht. The judges tried to get the child that was average in weight and the most normal in every respect physi | cally. The judges agreed that the | group was a fine bunch of healthy I babies. Below are given the entrants and prize winners: Betty Jean Fender 1st. $6.00, Virginia Billings,2nd. $4.00, Fred Roup, Fern Hope Shepherd, Lois Evans, Reba Brown, Ralph Gen try, Jr., Jimmy Landreth, Bertie Os borne, Clyde Sexton, Jo Ann Phipps, Doris Billings, Mary Lee Irwin, Ella Mae Hedge, Charles Thomas Higgins, James Thomas Moxley, Robert Tolli ver, Sam Higgins, Joe Clint McMillan Harlan Edwards, Vena Miles, Wanda Tolliver, Tommie Andrews, Farrel Crouse, Delano Choate. Little Irene Fender Has Narow Escape In Accident Last Wednesday afternoon about five o’clock Irene Fender, age 8, nar rowly escaped death when she was run over by a lumber truck driven by Price Lowe. The truck was proceed ing east through the business block when the little girl dashed across the street to meet her sister and ran im mediately in front of the truck, which knocked her down and ran over her left leg. Tfie driver of the truck, which was moving slowly, stopped and J. B. Doughton picked up the girl and carried her to the office of Dr. Thompson, where Drs. P. L. and B. O. Choate dressed the wounds. It was found that no bones were broken, but she sustained bruises on the leg, arms, shoulders, and hips. She was confined to bed till Friday afternoon. Monday morning she returned to school. The driver of the truck was exon erated of any blame in the accident. Carson; best display canned goods, Mrs. Edwin Hale; preserves any kind, Mrs. C. C. Choate; jellies, Miss Zella Hash; pickles and relish of any kind, Mrs. Emery Edwards. Department J—Arts-Flowers Best collection paintings, Mildred Shores; best oil painting, Mrs. T. R. Burgiss; best water color painting, Mary Emmie Osborne; best pastel painting, Mildred Shores; best pot tern, Mrs. P. L. Choate; best pot flow ers, Zella Hash; best vase flowers, Mrs. R. L. Dough ton; best basket flowers, Mrs. C. A. Reeves; best dis play home-grown flowers, Marry Em mie Osborne; best home-made basket. Mrs. M. T. Edwards. Department K—Fancy Work Best child’s dress, Mrs. Edwin Hale; best ladies’ house dress, Mrs. Edwin Hale; best home-made hat, Mrs. J. M. Doughton; best embroidery, Miss Ruby Warden; best crochet, Zella Hash and Mrs. M. L. Richardson; best tatting, Nora M. Wagoner; best quilt, Mrs. Wiley McMillan; best bed room linen, Mrs. Charlie Williamson; best work bag, Mrs. Emery Edwards; best apron, Mrs. Edwin Hale; best hemmed towel, Mrs. Edwin Hale; best curtains, Mrs. Edwin Hale; best dis play home sewing, Mrs. R. M. Os borne; best display fancy work, Mrs. Edwin Hale. Department L—Habits Best buck, any breed, Ralph Ed wards;- best doe, any breed, Dwayne Irwin. I^otmds Best dog, Duke Bledsoe. Winners In Athletic Events High school ruftning high jump, Claude Critcher, Sparta. Elementary running high jump, Lewis Crouse, Wolf Branch. High school standing high jump, ■Claude Critcher, Sparta. Elementary standing high jump, Lewis Crouse, Wolf Branch. High school running broad jump, Claude Critcher, Sparta. Elementary running broad jump, Kermit Edwards, Pine Swamp. High school standing broad jump, Claude Sexton, Sparta. High school 100 yard dash, boys, Champ Duncan, Sparta. High school 100 yard dash, girls, Maxine Richardson, Sparta. Elementary 100 yard dash, boys, Kermit Edwards, Pine Swamp; girls, Mabel Osborne, Piney Creek. High school 50 yard dash, boys, Pawnee Jordan, Sparta; girls, Max ine Richardson, Sparta. Elementary 50 yard dash, boys, \ Lewis Crouse, Wolf Branch; girls,] Jennie Sue Gambill, Piney Creek. High school baseball throw, Vent Hill, Piney Creek. Elementary boys' potato race, Has kill Cox; for girls, Grace Wagoner, Sparta. Elementary girls egg race, Jennie Sue Gambill, Piney Creek. Elementary boys’ sack race,Charles Dean Choate, Sparta; for girls, Jen nie Sue Gambill, Piney Creek. Ladies’ riding contest, Vancine Choate. Men’s riding contest, Roscoe Col lins. Pony race, Billy Collins and Wade Choate (tie). Horse race, Vance Choate. CODE FOR RETAIL GROCERY STORES HAS HEARING IN WASH. A code for the retail food and gro cery industry was submitted to the National Recovery Administration for public hearing on Oct. 5. This code gives to the National Recovery Ad ministration the power and function to determine and administer provi sions to hours of labor, rates of pay and other conditions of employment with respect to trades engaged in the handling of food and foodstuffs. This code becomes effective the second Monday after its approval by the Pre sident of the United States. The main provisions of this code as they apply to small towns are as fol lows: 1st. No employee, except as hereaf ter provided, shall work more than 4f. hours per week, nor more than 1C hours per day, nor more than six dayt per week. At Christmas, inventory and other peak times an employee may be worked not more than 5G hours per week with no extra pay. 2nd. The hours worked by any em ployee during each day,shall be con secutive, provided that an interval not longer than one hour may be al lowed for each regular meal period and such interval not counted as par< of the employee’s working time. Any rest period which may be given em ployees shall not be deducted from such employee’s working time. 3rd> Any retail trade area, town, o' city, may, by mutual agreement c two thirds of its food and grocer retailers, subject to the approval Oj the Administrator, establish unifori store operating hours which shall bv binding upon all food and grocer; retailers within such area, town o city. Hours so established shall no be less than 63 hours per week nc more than 78 hours per week, excep' that any establishment which wa operated upon a schedule of less that 63 a week on June 1, 1933, may con tinue to operate upon such basis bu shall not reduce such hours. Hour so established shall be continuous bu every establishment shall have th right to select the hours during whin it shall operate, but no dealer who; principal business has herctofoi been secured during late afternoon o evening, shall be deprived of his free ciom to select his period of operatioi to include the hours which suit hi business. All establishments sha; register the operating hours they sc lect with the local administrative coj mittee and shall post such hours in . conspicuous place in the establish ment. 4 th Within towns, villages, and oth er places with less than 2,500 popul; tion, the wages of all classes of cn plcyees shall be increased from th rates existing on June 1, 1933, by... less than 20 per cent, provided tha’ this shall not require an increase i. wages to more than the rate of $H per week. 5th. No retailer shall use any sub terfuge to frustrate the spirit anc intent of this Code, which is, among other things, to increase employment by universal covenant, to shorten hours of work, and to raise wages to a living basis. The Hobo’s Happy Lot “Consider thou the hobo, for he toileth not neither does he spin, yei the millionaire hath no such privilege The hobo concerneth himself not wit! taxes, neither real estate nor income. He worryeth himself not lest his pay ments pass, nor doth he lose sleep because of bills overdue. The persis tent bond salesman pestereth him not neither does the government intimi date him. He knoweth no code, noi does he comply with any other man’s ethics. Verily his roof is the heavens and his floor is the earth. No man telleth him whither he shall go nor whence he shall come. There are none to tell him when to shave, nor where to park his rubbers. None to fix his necktie nor to make him come back in the house and change his trousers. Nobody ealleth after him to caution him about his overcoat, Truly the hobo lives his life out with no fears af robbers, cold draughts from open windows cause him no worry', and of sanitary accessories he has no need. Verily, verily, I say unto you, bless ed be him that hath not, for from naught can be obtained.”—Selected. Home Hygiene Institute An nounced for Winston-Salem Washington, D. C., Oct. 10 Nurses interested in teaching home hygiene and care of the sick have been invit ed to an institute to be held under Red Cross auspices in Winston-Sa lem, October 12 and 13, according to announcement by Miss 1. Malinda Havey, director of public health nur sing and home hygiene, American Red Cross. Miss Helen F Dunn, assistant to Miss Havey, will be in charge of the institute, which will be held immedi ately following the State Nurses con vention. Among the features of the program will be a demonstration lesson. Last year more than 34,000 home hygiene certificates were issued by the Red Cross, for completion of courses taught by authorized nurses. OLD CAMP MEETING CELEBRATION HFjin NEAR ROARING GAP (BY CLENN NICHOLS.) On last Sunday a celebration of the old Camp Metings was held at An tioch Church near Roaring Gap. A large crowd gathered about 11 o’clock and after singing a few old songs Rev. George Miles preached a very nteresting sermon. After the sermon the congregation went out to the grove where two long tables had been prepared and the ladies of the sur rounding commuiiities spread a boun tiful dinner and every one present seemed to enjoy that part of the pro gram. About one thirty the crowd assem bled in the house again and aung some old camp meting songs and be gan hearing the after-dinner speech es. J. T. Miles, of Cherrylane, was in charge of the program. Talks were made by the following men: Mnf»ir Roberts, Roaring Gap; C. W. Smith, Independence, Va.; A. M. Gentry, Ga lax, Va.; T. S. Bryan, Traphill; J. F. Roberts, Laurel Springs; Dalton Warren, Sparta, Prof. C. M. Dixon, if Ashe county, and A. J Brown, of Miles. Several of the speakers eulogized .he life and character of the late W. R. Gentry, who one time lived in the | community and was the first one to uggest these annual celebrations of .he good old days. A variety of subjects were spoken n, the question of Repeal being the ost often discussed. In the remarks of A. J. Brown, he ’.id that he had raised fiften chil . on, had 83 grand children, 61 great ;rand children, making 159 members -f his immediate family. The fir:.', camp meeting was in the all of 18»8, and they continued for everal years. People for miles around would load p a wagon with provisions and jour ley there in the fall of the year to pend a week oi ten days, cooking n a camp fire, sleeping in a covered T.r;:n or tent, and attending the reaching services. These services "or 3 non-denominational and were rgely attended and from there the ispi ration came that has built lurches in every section of our coun Some of the most prominent fami rs of the Southeastern part of the Dunty were the promoters of these ’.eetings. Among them were the rowns, Harrises, Woodruffs, Bryans, oberts, Simmons, Smiths and others. . is planned to continue these cele •rations on the first Sunday in Octo er every year to encourage and in spire all woh attend them of the es sential .part of real religion that it is ■ot denominational or sectional. Ev erybody will find a welcome there is 'n the days of the camp meetings hat will be commemorated from ime to time. P1NEY CREEK NEWS (By R. EE. Black.) Last week I shipped 20 Hereford heiler calves. These calves brought m average of $12.30 each, which is a very good price as compared to other cattle. They are to be used for breeding stock . While cattle are so cheap the farmers should try to get off their low grade cattle and stock up with something good for good cattle can be grown just as cheaply as scrubs. :*mey Creek To Hold Com munity Fair October 21 Piney Creek Community fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 1933. First and second prizes wil be given on all farm and garden products, cooking, sewing, canning and flowers. A de tail list of which can be had by see ing R. E. Black. All exhibits should be in by 9:30 A. M., and we expect them to stay on display until 3:30 P. M. Starting at 10:00 A.M. there will be a short literary program folowed by an address. Saturday afternoon will be taken up with playground, baseball, socker football, and other athletic stunts. Saturday night at 7:00 P. M. there will be a short play, followed by a box supper. Admission free. The public is invited to attend. A large exhibit of farm and home products and school work is expected. THE TIMES’ HONOR ROLL subscribers since last week are as follows: R. Mi Richardson, Furches. T A. Moxley, Sparta. " alter Vanhoy, Piney Creek. Fred Handy, Ennice. Leroy Sehumate, Sparta. S. C. Landreth, Stratford. Blake Hampton, Piney Crek. J A. Pruitt, Welch, W. Va. Edna Edwards, Winston-Salem. WHITEHEAD NEWS We are glad to know that Mrs. Frank Wagoner is improving from a serious illness. Several from nere attended the as sociation at Meadow Fork Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Mack Edwards vi sited relatives at Stratford Sunday. Miss Ivazelle Taylor spent last week with her sister, Mrs. Dallas Fender, at Piney Creek.