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OFF1CILS TO HAVE
Schools to be Held in Every County
of State Oct. 24—Maj. McLendon
Issues Call Behalf State
Mr. J. E. Joines, chairman, J. A.
Higgins and T. W. Landreth, mem
bers of the Board of Elections of
Alleghany County, were asked today
trars of election in all of their pre
to call together the judges and regis
cincts on Tuesday morning, October
24, at 10:30 o’clock and to conduct
at that time local schools of instruc
tions in the powers and duties of elec
tion officials relative to the elections
to be held November 7.
Therequqes t was made in a letter
sent to the county boards by the
North Carolina Association of Elec
tion Officials, Maj. L. P. McLendon,
of Durham, president, and George C.
Hampton, Jr., of Grensboro, and Ray
mond Maxwell, of Raleigh, vice-pre
sidents. The letter had the endorse
ment of the State Board of Election.
This is the first time in the history
of the State that local schools of in
struction have been held for election
officials. The basis for the instruction
will be a guidebook which has jus^
been prepared under the auspices of
the institute of government by George
C. Hampton, Jr., vice-president of the
State Association of Election Officials
and chairman of the Guilford County
Board of Elections.
Copies of this guidebook have been
sent to the 6,000 election officials in
Elections this fal are to be held
under a special law, and this guide
book is prepared exclusively for the
use of officials in this election, said
Albert Coates, director of the Insti
tute of Government. He added that
criticism of this pamphlet is invited
as an aid to the completion of anoth
er guidebook now being prepared for
the election officials of the primary
and general elections of 1934.
Mr. Coates gave high praise to Mr.
Hampton for his work in the prepara
tion of the guidebook, a pamphlet of
32 pages, well indexed, and acknow
ledged with appreciation, suggestions
and criticisms by Attorney-General
Dennis G. Brummittt, Assistant At
torney General A. A. F. Seawell, Ray
mond C. Maxwell, Henry Brandeis,
Jr., and Clifford Smith.
He commanded especially the work
of Major McLendon, chairman of the
State Board of Elections, “whose cor
dial cooperation and leadership hac
helped make possible this first ven
ture in guidebooks.”
The Association of Election Offi
cials was organized as a division of
the Institute of Government on May
6, 1932. Its membership is open to the
State Board of Elections, the county
boards of elections, registrars, and
judges of elections. Its advisory com
mittee consists of W. A. Lucas of
Wilson, John C. Sikes of Monroe,
Fred D. Hamrick of Rutherfordton,
and Adrian S. Mitchell, of Raleigh,
members of the State Board of Elec
LOCAL NEWS IN TABLOID
—In sending in his subscription
from West Virginia, J. A. Pruitt
writes that the W. Va. miners have
had their pay increased 100 per cent
during Mr. Roosevelt’s administra
tion. “We also have in West Virginia
a Democratic Governor and a majori
ty in the State Congress and Senate
and they are certainly getting things
going. At this time the Salvhtion
Army and Red Cross have hardly
anything to do in West Virginia.”
—Mr. George E. Carson has been
transferred from the U. S. Forestry
Service to the U. S. Coast Guard
Construction and is now stationed at
Elizabeth City, N. C.
—Mr. and Mrs. Powell have gone
to Vanceboro to visit relatives for a
—Sidney Gambill and Tam Bledsoe
left Sparta Friday and went to
Washington, where they saw the last
game of the world series. From
there they went to Maryland to visit
friends, returning to Sparta Monday
—George A. Reeves has received an
appointment as land appraiser for the
Federal Land Bank of Columbia, S.
C., and began his duties this week in
Ashe County. There are ten or twelve
appraisers working in Western North
Carolina from the district office in
Asheville. It is the duty of these men
to appraise the land of applicants for
loans from the Land Bank.
—Last Wednesday night about six
miles west of West Jefferson a car
driven by Claude Goodman collided
with one driven by R. S. Berry, of
Sparta, and forced the latter into a
bank. Berry escaped injury, but his
car was badly damaged. Walter
Doughton, who was riding with Berry
received a severe cut on the arm.
—North Carolina has been alloted
2,430,000 pounds of dry salt cured
pork by the Federal Emergency Re
lief Administration. This meat is cut
into three and six pound pieces. The
•allotments to the State and County
are based upon the average case load
for the months of April, May, and
June. Alleghany has been alloted 1,
065 pounds, which will arrive here for
distribution at an early date.
—Mr. Miles has received a letter
from the Veterans’ Administration,
stating that veterans will be chosen
for emergency conservation work
within the next -wek or ten days.
Local Play Friday Night One
Of Best Ever Presented
The three-act comedy, “Two Days
to Marry,” which was presented by
the Sparta High School faculty last
Friday night at the school auditorium
was one of the best performances
ever given in Sparta. The play was
ful of humor from the beginning
where Chase, the lazy negro valet,
bemoaned the fact that “dis am a
cruel world. All ah knows is hahd
wo’k,” to the end where the cast took
their bows to a delighted audience.
The characters were splendid in their
roles and in giving a short resume
of the play it is impossible to do
Herbert Estep was excellent in the
role of the handsome, debonair ba
chelor; James Dare, who must be
married before his twenty-eighth
birthday which was only two days
olf, or lose a legacy of a million dol
I lars. Things began happening when
Sawyer, timid bachelor-lawyer, play
ed by C. R. Roe, advertised for a wife
for young Dare. This brought a de
luge of applicants together with
many complications and Mr. Roe was
perfectly splendid as the bashful law
year who had to extricate himself
and young Dare from several most
Miss Elizabeth Lambert, in a most
appealing manner, portrayed the part
of Imogene McShane, a charming
young girl with whom young Dare
was really in love, but who did not
approve of his many affairs and his
light-minded ways. The day before
his birthday she relented and they
were married. Immediately afterward
Dare receives a letter from his mil
lionaire uncle, executor of the will,
who says he is on his way to visit
his nephew and that he hopes he can
approve of the wife who must be
much older than Dhre else he cannot
get the million dollars. This brings
about serious complications until Mrs.
Boise, a designing widow from Iowa
comes in to claim *young Dare as her
fiance, and finds Imogene, his wife, to
be her long-lost adopted daughter. In
order to deceive the uncle about Mrs.
Dare’s age, Mrs. Boise enters into a
scheme to pose as Mrs. Dare, but be
fore the uncle has been there long
he recognizes Mrs. Boise to be the
wife that left him years before, and
for whom he has been searching a
long time. In his great happiness the
uncle forgets everything except him
self and hands young Dare the check
for a million dollars, and all the
marital troubles are ended. Mrs.
Dalton Warren played the part of
Mrs. Boise, and Isom Wagoner was
Mr. Blair, the rich uncle. They por
trayed these characters in a grand
manner and furnished many bits of
The love affair of Chase, played by
Burton McCann, and Pinky, the
maid—a frisky “yaller gal,” played
by Mrs. Bryan Collins, furnished a
background for the comedy that kept
the audience laughing during the en
tire evening. They were exceedingly
good and it was a riot of fun to fol
low the courtship of this pair from
the time Miss Pink was hired as the
new maid until she brought Chase to
his knees in a most formal proposal
just as the curtain came down upon
the last act.
Mrs. H. L. Jones is improving from
an attack of pneumonia and “flu.”
Messrs. Everett Frank Caudill,
Cl eve Shupe, John Hays, and Will
Shupe spent Friday night and Satur
day at S. M. Caudill’s.
Mrs. Lola Richardson spent several
days last week with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. L. Jones.
Several from this community at
tended the county fair at Sparta Fri
day and Saturday.
Mr. C. F. Richardson spentThurs
day night at H. L. Jones’.
Fred Williams spent Thursday
night with John Robert and Roy
Mrs/ W. C. Petty spent Monday
afternoon at Virgil Petty’s.
Mrs. Virgil Petty, who has been
ill for several days, is very much
Wilie Jones visited at H. L. Jones
and Floyd Roup’s Sunday.
Ollen Mabe visited in this com
munity Saturday night.
S. A. Irwin visited at S. M. Cau
dill’s and H. L. Jones’ Thursday.
Dempsey Blevins spent the week-nd
at R. C. Watson’s
Miss Audrey Watson and Delia
Jones spent Sunday afternoon with
J. A. Irwin and son, Everett, made
a business trip to Sparta Saturday.
Bruce Finney spent Sunday after
noon at Frank Roup’s.
John Rob Watson visited friends
at Scottville Sunday.
Duke-Tenn. Clash Biggest
Early Season Grid Battle
In South Saturday
Durham, Oct. 11 The main foot
ball attraction on schedule for this
State this year, bringing together
the undefeated teams of uke univer
sity and of the University of Tennes
see, will be played in Duke stadium
before what promises to be the lar
gest crowd ever to see a game in thi3
State. It will be the annual alumni
Home-Coming Day for Duke.
Tennessee will come to Durham
with the greatest football record in
the country. They have gone unde
feated since 1930 and have been beat- k
en only twice in the past seven years, j
It will be a battle of individual,
stars. In Beattie Feathers and Deke !
Brackett, Tennessee has two of the
best halfbacks in the country.
LOCAL YOUNG MAN
UNDER SERIOUS CHARGE
Sam Perry, young white man of
Sparta, was placed under $200 bond
Wednesday morning, charged with
breaking into an apartment over
Warren’s store about one o’clock in
the morning. The apartment was oc
cupied at the time by Miss Rose Fen
der and her small sister. It is stated
that young Perry was under the in
fluence of liquor at the time. Ac
cording to reports he entered the
outer door, ascended the stairs and
began knocking on the door of Miss
.Fender’s apartment. Miss Fender was
awakened and became alarmed at the
'disturbance. She finally ran down the
stairs and went to the central of
jfice, where she remained for some
Later she went back to her room
and barred the front door from the
inside. Perry returned and broke1
down the outer door and again tried,
to gain entrance to the room. Miss
Fender called for help, and Perry
Perry was arested Wednesday
morning and released under bond.
A preliminary hearing will be held
Saturday before Mayor Crouse.
• It is understood that others are
implicated in the affair, but as The
Times goes to press the details are
Miss Annie Marie Choate, who is
attending Grensboro College, spent
the week-end with her parents, Dr.
and Mrs. B. O. Choate.
Miss Tommie Gambill, student at
Glade Valey, spent the week-end with
her sister, Mrs. R. D. Gentry.
Mr. George Ed Carson went to
Elizabeth City last week where he
has a position.
Miss Mary Bell May, Supt. of the
Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte,
was the guest of Miss Jean Haw
thorne last week-end. She was ac
companied by her mother and brother
Miss Clyde Higgins and Miss Ma
bel Grow, members of the Sparta
High School faculty, visited at the
home of Miss Higgins’ parents, Mr.
and Mrs. M. A. Higgins, at Ennice,
Miss Clarice Thompson, who is at
tending the Appalachian State Teach
ers College at Boone, spent the week
end with her parents at Glade Valley.
Mrs. B. E. Reeves and daughter,
Ruth, of West Jefferson, and Mrs.
Timmons, of Miami, Fla., attended
the fair here last week.
Miss Lillie Erwin, of Elkin, was a
visitor here Saturday.
Mrs. R. L. Doughton and daughter,
Reba, were guests of Mrs. J. M.Chek
and Miss Margaret Cheek last week
Dr. and Mrs. Bert Wagoner, of
Wytheville, Va., were week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wago
ner, and attended the fair while here.
Messrs. Claude Evans, Tom Greene
and Miss Gussie Longbottom who
are attending school at Boone, spent
the week-end with their parents at
Mr. Eugene Fender, who is in col
lege at Boone, spent the week-end
at his home at Whitehead.
Mr. Kemp Rector, of Galax, spent
the week-end with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. L. Rector.
Congressman R. L. Doughton was
a business visitor in town Monday.
Mrs. J. R. Hawthorne visited Mrs.
P. B. Reeves Monday who has been
sick for several months. Her condition
is about the same.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Higgins of En
nice attended the fair here last week
Mr. C. W. Higgins spent a few days
with his family last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hardin, of
Mouth of Wilson, were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Jay Hardin Sunday.
Mrs. Jones Waddell, of Scottville,
was a visitor in town last week.
Mrs. Lester Irwin, who has been ill
for some time, is improving.
The Ladk^s Missionary Society of
the Methodistsi|J®UKch will meet with
Mrs. J. M. CheeK^4« Friday, October
13, at 3:00 o’clocHf
Mr. and MrsrftUy Barker and Mrs.
Nannie Jones, of Elkin, spent the
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. George
Mr. Horton Doughton, of Statesville
was a visitor in town Monday.
Mr. R. L. Hickerson and Mr. Char
lie Doughton returned from Wash
ington Sunday where they attended
the World Series
Mr. J. H. Pearson of North Wilkes
boro spent Saturday and Sunday in
Mr. T. C. Hamilton and Miss Hazel
Burchett visited in Elkin last week.
Mr. R. E. Scroggs spent the week
end with home folks in North Wilkes
Mrs. W. I. Blevins spent the week
end with her daughter, Mrs. Boyd
Mrs. F. G. Richardson and little
daughter, Maybeiline, were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sheppard over
Mr. Clint McMillan was a visitor
in town last week-end.
Mrs. T. K. Irwin and little sons.
Harold and Walace, and Mrs. Fred
G. Richardson, spent last Wednes
day in Galax shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Joines attended
the association at Meadow Fork Sun
Ghapel Hill, Oct. 11—Carolina has
opened a new “half price” general
admission section, providing seats at
one dollar each, and is making ela
borate preparations to handle one of
the largest crowds of the season at
the game with Georgia here Satur
day afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
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TURKEY KNOB NEWS
People in this community are busy
seeding. We are having dry weather
here with large frosts.
Mrs. W. H. Johnson, of Cana, N. C.
is spending a while with her daughter
Mrs. J. B.v Osborne.
Mr. Claude Gambill has been indis
posed for a few days with flue.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Delp and chil
dren, Mr and Mrs. F. S. Delp and fam
ily and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Delp were
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Os
borne, at Peach Bottom, Va. Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Flem Osborne and
family of Lansing, N. C. spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Osborne.
Mr. Gone Carpenter and Miss Bea
trice Brown susprised their many fri
ends by announcing their marriage
last week. They were married June
Several from around here attended
the Fair at Sparta Friday and Sat
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Finney spent
Sunday with his parents Mr: and Mrs.
L. S. Finney.
Miss Pauline and Sam Osborne
spent Sunday at Mr. and Mrs., J. M.
Mr. and Mrs Glenn De'.p spent Sat
urday night at Mr. Wiley Shores.
Mrs. Howard Kennedy, who has
been sick for awhile, is able to be out
There is a tent meeting being held j
neor Mr. Coy Coillins. Every one is j
invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Hash, of Win
ston-Salem, spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brown.
Miss Cordia Moxley, of Saddle Mt.
spent last week with Miss Hazel
Miss Nannie Collins spent the week
end with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Those visiting at Mr. Carl Brow’s
Sunday were Mr. and Mr. Bob Delp
and children, Mr. nod Mfs. Andy Wil
son, of Glade Valley, Mr. and Mrs.
Rich Moxley and daughters, Pearl
and Condia, Mr. Horner Moxley, of
Low Gap, and Mr. and Mrs. S. C.
Landreth and family, and Mr. Gene
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