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VOL 9.
ALLEGHANY COUNTY, SPARTA, N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19,1933.
No. 23..
READY 10 LAUNCH
PLAN TO RELEASE
FROZEN DEPOSITS
Federal Agency To Make 50
Per Cent Loans on Bank
Assets.
Washington, Oct. 1.5—President
Roosevelt announced tonight the cre
ation of a deposit liquidation board
to bring immediate relief to deposi
tors in closed national and state
banks by lending approximately $1,
000,000 on the assets of those institu
tions.
Funds will be furnished by the Re
construction Corporation, in which
a special division will be established,
headed by C. B. Merttam, a corpora
tion director, to make the advances
So that this division may work in
close cooperation with the Treasury,
the Comptroler of the Currency and
the Deposit Insurance Corporation,
the Deposit Liquidation Board will
oversee its work.
Merriam also will head the liqui
dation board. Other members are to
be Jesse Jones, chairman of the Re
construction Corporation; Dean G.
Acheson, Undersecretary of the
Treasury; Lewis W. Douglas, direc
' tor of the Budget; J. F. O’Conner,
Comptrollerofthe Currency, and Wal
ter J. Cummings, chairman of the
Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Objectives.
A formal statement by the Presi
dent said the “object of establishing
this deposit liquidation division and
trying to stimulate the distribution
of frozen bank assets is: First, to
place money in the hands of deposi
tors, with the least possible delay,
and second, to bring about more or
derly liquidation of the assets of
closed banks. “This wil prevent dump
ing of assets at sacrifice prices.”
“I am particularly anxious,” said
Mr. Roosevelt, “that this matter be
handled with dispatch, and to that
end solicit the cooperation of all who
may have official or other authority
in connection with any closed bank.”
The President pointed out that .the
United States government had au
thority only over national banks and
could speed up distribution in those
banks, “if those directly interested
wil cooperate,” adding the govern
ment was without authority over clos
ed banks.
“If delays occur in the case of state
banks,” he said, “they wall be due tc
reasons beyond the control of the
National government.”
Fifty Per Cent.
Under the plan, the special divi
sion will make loans on the assets
of closed banks up to a maximum of
50 per cent of their deposits, includ
ing distributions heretofore made.
“This does not, of course, mean
that in a bank whose remaining as
sets are worth less, the depositors will
get 50 per cent,” the President said.
“They will get in such case only their
share in the remaining assets.”
SURRY COUNTY COW
GOES WITH BYRD
TO THE ANTARCTIC
Member of Herd On Klondike
Farm.
Milk and cream, served fresh from
the udder of a purebred Klondike
Guernsey cow in the frozen wastes of
the Anartic will grett members of the
South Pole expedition of Admiral
Richard E. Byrd during their forth-1
coming two-year sojourn at the bott
tom of the world.
The cow, Klondike Gay Carteret
will be loaded at Norfolk Saturday
or Sunday aboard the Jacob Ruppert,
supply ship for the south pole expe
dition, and will sail shortly for “down
under.”
Auons Jr'yron, manager oi tne iarm,
was notified Monday by H. C. Bates,
southern representative of the Ameri
can Guernsey Cattle Club that Klon
dike Gay Carteret was one of five
cows selected to supply the expedi
tion with cream, butter and butter
milk. It will be the first cow that has
been taken to the vicinity of either
pole, and will be in the nature of an
experiment as well as for the pur
pose of supplying the expedition with
fresh dairy products. The other four
cows to be aboard the ship were se
lected from distant parts of the coun
* try.
A daughter of Klondiqe’s famous
sire, Foremost’s Gay Lad, Klondike
Gay Carteret is an expectant mother,
her calf due to Arrive about Christ
mas. Blankets for her protection
while in the Antarctic have been pro
vided.
Although it is not known what ar
rangements are to be made for the
cows in Little America, it is possible
the local cow and her four compan
ions will spend the next two years
aboard ship.—Elkin Tribune.
Willie Reeves Slightly In
jured In Fall From Car
Miss Willie Reeves sustained a few
minor skin abrasions Monday morn
ing when she was thrown from a car
near Prof. Roe's residence. The car,
arivenby D. C. Bledsoe, was proceed
ing toward Piney Creek. Miss Reeves
attempted to close the door tighter,
r and on opening it, the wind caughl
' it full force and threw her from the
machine.
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Government Now Working
To Save Cattle Men From
Threatened Bankruptcy
Senator Byrd of Virginia leads
Fight for Cattle Growers.
Washington, Oct. 14—Desperate in
deed is the plight of cattleraisers,
judging from communications from
Southwestern Virginia beef producers
to Senator Harry F. Byrd, Represen
tative John W. Flannagin, and Secre
tary of Agriculture Henry A. Wal
lace, in connection with pleas for
some form of government relief,
which came to a head this week in a
definite proposal that federal money
be put into the cattle markets for
purchase of inferior animals in the
hope that this procedure will boost
the price of prime steers.
At this writing adoption of the
plan rests with Harry L. Hopkins,
administrator of federal emergency
relief, but a decision is promised not
later than early next week. Ten mil
lion dollars of emergency relief funds
is sought, the money to be expended
in purchase of cattel at the rate of
$1,000,000 a week for the next ten
weeks.
It will be noted that the case of
the cattle growers is before the emer
gency relief administration rather
than the department of agriculture’s
agricultural adjustment administra
tion. But Secretary of Agriculture
Wallace approves the course the mat
ter has taken, and so indicated in
conferences with Senator Byrd and
other representatives of the cattle
men.
As a matter of fact, the depart
ment of agriculture is greatly handi
capped in dealing with the problem
of cattle, owing to the fact that cattle
are not included in the list of basic
commodities in the adjustment act.
Were cattle eligible for treatment as
a basic commodity, it would be possi
ble to impose a processing tax for the
benefit of growers just as such a tax
has been imposed in the case of
wheat.
It is pertinent to recall that Con
gressman Flanagan, a member of the
house committee on agriculture, took
a leading part in a successful fight
in committee to list cattle as a basic
commodity. The senate committee
however struck out cattle. At another
place in this article Flanagan is quot
ed as of today regretting the omis
sion of cattle from the act as finally
passed. He thinks, however, the gov
ernment ought to fix a minimum
price for cattle.
If other measures of relief fail, it
seems not improbable that the effort
ot include cattle as a basic commodi
ty in the adjustment act will be re
newed at the session of congress
meeting in January. Flanagan indi
cates that he will favor that course.
How truly desperate is the situa
tion among Virginia cattle growers
is detailed in letters to Senator Byrd
and Secretary Wallace. Dr. George A.
Wright, of Marion, said: “There are
'approximately 15,000 good 1,500 to
1,600-pound cattle here which, accord
ing to present prices, will bring a
cent less on the market today than
they cost one year ago.”
George C. Peery, of Tazewell, dem
ocratic nominee for governor,, in a
letter to Secretary Walace, wrote:
“Good 1,500-pound fat cattle are sell
ing on the Jersey City market around
4 1-2 cents. This means less than 4
cents net. Unless something can be
done to improve prices this means
bankruptcy for a great many cattle
growers in this section.”
Definite suggestions to eliminate
undesirable grades of beef cattle from
competition in marketing the better
grades were made by Kenneth L.
Litton, assistant extension animal
husbandman at Virginia Polytechnic
Institute.
His plan proposes:
1. That all cattle two months old
showing 50 per cent or more dairy
breeding be put into non-edible chan
nels -fertilizers, tankage, etc.
2. That the two-months and over
daily cattle be handled on the termi
nal markets on given days each
week, or at proper concentration
points in the producing areas.
3. That a reasonable tax be applied
to all dairy and beef products over a
period of years, similar to the tax
applied to pork, and ultimately paid
by the consumer.
Calling attention to the statistical
fact that the number of cattle has
increased since 1928—a year before
the beginning of the depression—Lit-1
ton declares that it is necessary that
beef tonnage be cut down.
His plan, in substance at least, was
formally approved by the Beef Cattle
Producers of Grayson. Thomas B.
Glascock, of Upperville, one of the
industry’s most important men in
northern Virginia, endorsed it, saying
it is similar to the government’s
method of handling the glutted hog
situation. “If it helped that industry.
I do not see why it might not help
the beef industry,” he said.
In response to a request for a state
(Continued to Page Four.)
Whitehead Township To Hold
Community Meeting There
A great gathering of the people of
Whitehead Township is expected at
the school building at Whitehead on
October 28 at 1:00 P. M. It is in* the
interest of a better community and
a better citizenship. The meeting will
be addressed by an outstanding lead
er of Winston-Salem in civic and
moral work. Other speakers from
our county are on the program for
short talks. These talks will be in
terspersed by recitations.
These two hours will be extremely
interesting and valuable. Don’t miss
it.
We welcome all townships, and as
many as who will come from the
other townships.
—(By the Committee of Ten.)
LOCAL STORE BUYS
QUANTITY OF PRODUCE
An indication of the amount of
produce being sold in Alleghany oan
be derived from a report of Smithey’s
Produce Department, covering a per
iod of two weeks. During this time
Smithey’s bought from Aleghany far
mers and shipped north 6009 pounds
of chickens, 12,000 pounds of fruit,
24,000 pounds of potatoes, 150 bu
shels of rye, 2200 pounds of onions,
700 pounds of butter, and 2160 dozen
eggs.
Buyers stated that Alleghany pro
duce brought top prices on the mar
ket, and stated that there was a de
mand for the better products. Only
fat chickens should be put on the
jnarket. Every farmer should make
an effort to improve the quality of the
products he sells. Poor quality lowers
the price of a whole shipment of pro
duce, and thus lowers the price to ali
farmers.
Sparta Tax Rate
Placed At 30 Cents
At the last meeting of the towr
council the scrolls of the town pro
perty were submitted and a tax levj
of 30 cents imposed upon the proper
ty for the year 1933.
The council took under considers
tion the matter of fire equipment am
decided to put m some chemical ap
paratus. It is thought that a fire en
gine would not be practicable at thi!
time.
Grayson County Cattlemen
Seek Federal Aid
The Grayson County Agricultural
Advisory committee, of which T. M.
Calhourn is chairman, today sent a
telegram to President Roosevelt ask
ing him to do something to “save the
day” for cattlemen.
The telegram closed with: “There
is not a moment to delay. We are
pleading for our economic life and
parity. Will we get it?”
The full telegram follows:
Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President
White House,
Washington, D. C.
The Livestock section of the new
Agricultural Adjustment Administra
tion, like Nero, fiddles while the na
tion’s beef cattle industry is being de
stroyed. The meat packing trust is
standing knee-deep in their spoils,
buying cattle for two or three cents
a pound less than two months ago,
while the price of wholesale and re
tail beef and its by-products contin
ues to advance. Common sence and
i part of that seventy-five millions to
buy surplus products, if spent in pur
chasing a large number of fat cattle
at a fair price, would save the day.
We implore you to put a cattleman
of vision in charge of our industry.
There is not a moment to delay. We
are pleading for our economic life
and “parity”. “Will we get it?”
Grayson County (Virginia)
Agricultural Advisory Committee
Signed:
T. M. Calhourn, chairman.
Salt Pork To Be Distributed
To Relief Families Here
The Aleghany Relief office will re
ceive 1,065 pounds of salt cured pork
as a first consignment of meat from
a carload sent to North Wilkesboro
for distribution. This pork will be
distribution. This pork will be distri
buted in two and four pound pac
kages to widows and cripples who
receive direct relief. It is expected
that this meat will be available for
distribution soon.
Other foodstuffs will be available
for distribution to relief families dur
ing the winter. During September
the number of families on relief in
l the county was 179, the fewest in sev
■ eral months. This number dropped
from 216 families in August. The
i number of families will probably in
crease during the winter months.
EFFORT TO BOOST
COMMODITY PRICE
LEVELS HIT SNAG
North Dakota Puts Embargo
On Wheat.
Washington, Oct. 16—(UP)—Price
lifting efforts of the Agricultural Ad
justment Administration have fallen
short of what had been hoped for oth
er ways of pushing their attempt to
improve farm commodity quotations.
One plan being studied is for an
extension to wheat and possibly oth
er commodities of the crop loan plan
now being applied to cotton.
The Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration tonight allocated $250,000,
000 to finance government loans on
cotton to the extent of 10 cents a
pound.
Wheat broke again today, dropping
five cents, which is the limit under
present trading restrictions. Decem
ber wheat was within a cent of the
low for the year and more than 60
cents off from the July high, around
$1.34.
Bold Move.
In a bold move, to halt the decline,
an embargo on wheat shipments
from North Dakota was proclaimed
by Governor William Langer. He
said he was asking governors of
South Dakota and Montana to take
similar action.
Despite five months’ operations of
the Agricultural Adjustment Admin
istration, farm prices are slumping
down toward lows for the year. Since
May 12, the AAA has made cash
benefit payments of $119,200,000 to
farmers in return for crop restric
tions. But the results have not been
what was hoped for. The prime ob
jective of the administration, restor
ation of the purchasing power of
the farmer’s dollar, appears little
nearer than it was a year ago. In
September, 1932, the value of the
farmer’s dollar in terms of what
he buys stood at an index figure
of 56. Last Tu'y it went up to 71.
Now 1L is down to 60.
This general slump, rather than
the day to day fluctuations in any
particular commodity, is what caus
es the lines in Secretary of Agri
culture Wallace’s broad brow to knit
more deeply.
Cotton Loans.
President Roosevelt launched the
cotton loan plan when the South
ern States complained that the acre
age reduction plan had failed to bring
them a real upward spurt. He form
ed the Commodity Credit Corporation
and authorized it to lend up to 10
cents a pound on cotton in return for
reduction of next year’s acreage. This
figure is slightly more than the price
of cotton and the operation is in re
ality a price-pegging maneuver. Simi
lar action may be applied to other
commodities as the credit corporation
capitalized at $3,000,000, is empower
ed to extend credit on all agricultur
al commodities.
Seeking to raise prices by paying
farmers for reducing their output
the AAA has paid cotton farmers
$87,000,000 in cash benefits since May
12. In return, acreage was cut 25 per
cent. But the total yield was almost
as great as last year. Good weather
and the fact that the boll weevil went
on NRA reduced hours thwarted the
effort to cut the crop materially. The
result has been to help cotton prices
only fractionally. In September last
year, cotton farmers were receiving
7.2 cents a pound. In September this
year they averaged 8.8 cents. New
York quotations are about 9 1-2 cents
as against a high for the year of 11
3-4 cents in July.
The hog situation is equally dis
turbing. Hog raisers have received
$32,000,000 in cash from the govern
ment for turning in 6,000,000 pigs
to be slaughtered. Hog prices in Sep
tember a year ago averaged $3.78
a hundred. In September this year,
the farmers received an average of
$3.73, according to government fig
ures.
When President Roosevelt submit
ted his AAA plan to Congress, he
said it was an experiment and that
if it failed, he would frankly say so.
The administration is not yet ready
to acknowledge failure, but it is
bringing in first aid to stimulate the
patient.
HAWTHORNE NAMED
SUPERINTENDENT OF
LOCAL PRISON CAMP
Mr. J. R. Hawthorne received his
commission as superintendent of the
new prison camp here and entered
upon his new duties Monday. Mr. D.
C. Shores has received a commission
as steward of the camp.
Temporary cages have already been
placed and prisoners are expected
here this week. The cages will house
the convicts while they work on the
construction of the permanent camp.
The permanent camp has been alrea
dy staked out and building supplies
are being placed on the location.
When it is completed, the camp will
| house 75 or 100 convicts and 12 or 14
guards will be employed. Food and
supplies for the prisoners will be pur
chased in the county.
It fs expected that the camp will
be completed within 60 or 90 days.
Mack Joines Instantly Killed
In Auto Wreck Last Friday
Funeral Held Sunday at Mt.
View Church.
—
Mack Joines was instantly killed
in an automobile wreck Friday night
near Elmer Mitchell’s on Highway 18
when the Chysler coupe he was driv
ing left the road in rounding a stiff
curve. Joines was thrown from the
car against some logs. His brother,
Robert Joines, who was riding with
him was not seriously hurt.
Mr. Joines has been living in West
Virginia for several years and was
coming here to visit relatives, and
for the purpose of taking his invalid
wife back with him. His wife had
ben spending some time here trying
to build up her health.
Mr. Joines is a son of M. L. V.
Joines of Whitehead, was born and
reared in this county, but for the past
few years had been living in Mary
land and West Virginia. He was mar
ried to Ida Franklin several years
ago and have two living children and
one that had preceded him in death. I
He was kind, clever and enjoyed
doing something for his friends in
all the ways that he could. He was
what might be called a big hearted
man. He leaves a wife, father, two.
children, several brothers and sisters
besides a large number of other re
latives and a host of friends to mourn
his untimely passing.
The funeral was conducted at
Mountain View church by Revs. Mc
Knight, Brooks and Miles in the pre
sence of an unusually large crowd.
The crowd was so large that the ser
vices were held in the yard. The in
valid wife sat in a car near the cas
ket while the services were being
held.
The remains were placed beside
that of his small boy who had been
accidently killed a few years ago,
in the church cemetery.
FARM AGENTS NEEDED
TO SECURE BENEFITS
County Organizations Can Best Be
Handled by Direct Representa
tive, Says Schaub.
It is extremely doubtful that farm
ers in those counties where the coun
ty commissioners refuse to provide
funds for county agent work will re
ceive as much benefit from future
operations of the Agriucultural Ad
justment Administration as do far
mers living in counties where the of
ficials are more farsighted.
This is an opinion expressed by of
ficials of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture at a meeting of
extension directors held at Washing
ton recently.
Such an opinion is of extreme sig
nificance to North Carolina in that
crops like cotton, tobacco, wheat, anu
probably peanuts, dairy products and
hogs will be handled by the A.a.A. in
the coming few years. Dean I. O.
Schaub said it would be possible for
farmers themselves to form groups
and work with the A.A.A. through
the State College Extension Service
but the benefits will not be so thor
ough and as general as where the
College has its farm representative
in a county.
"I am of the opinion that farmers
themselves should take the iniative
at once and see that their county offi
cers begin to give this important
matter consideration,” said Dean I.
O. Schaub. “We have an administra
tion at Washington extremely sym
pathetic towards farmers, and agri
culture in general, and if this sym
pathy is to be translated into dollars
for the farmer he must begin to make
the necessary contacts. The county
farm agent is the greatest aid he can
have in this. It may not be possible
for us to continue much longer the
emergency workers paid entirely out
of State and National funds.”
The dean pointed out that voca
tionalteachers had aided greatly in
past campaigns, but these men must
t>e busy with their classes in a short
while and will 11 >t be available to the
extent they have been during the sum
mer vacation period.
TURKEY KNOB NEWS
The tent meeting is going nicely,
with a large attendance.
Miss Bessie Shores spent Friday
night with Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Delp.
Mr. J. B. Osborne and daughter,
Nora, visited at Lansing, N. C., Sun
day.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Delp and sons,
John and Cam, spent a few days last
week with their son, Mr. Brady Delp
at King, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Delp spent Sat
urday night with Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Delp.
Mr.and Mrs. Paul Delp spent Sun
day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Bob Delp.
The two small children of Mr. and
Mrs. Lonnie Southers are right sick
with scarlet fever.
Mr. J. B. Osborne and daughter,
Dorothy, and Mr. A. M. Osborne were
shopping in Sparta Saturday.
Several from around here attended
the baptizing at Stratford Sunday.
Mr. Lawrence Young was visiting
relatives here Sunday.
Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Coy
Collins Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs.
Daniel Osborne and family, Mrs. Ed
Wiliams and children, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Delp and two children, Mr.
Charlie and Bert Delp, and Mr. Claud
Brackins.
Mrs. David Osborne went to the
hospital at Winston-Salem, N. C.,
last week for treatment.
Mr. Clement Osborne spent the
week-end with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Osborne.
—While trying to turn around on
Bald Hill Sunday night, Gwyn
Vaughn, of Independence, backed off
an embankment and sustained minor
injuries in the fall. His car was bad
ly damaged, according to reports
here.
GORDON WOOLEN MILL
HAS LONG RECORD
Water Power Mill Operated
46 Years by Pioneer ,
Citizen.
One of the first pioneers in this
section of the country was W. M. Gor
don, who settled on the banks of Mea
dow Creek about three miles west of
the present town of Galax. At that
time the nearest railroad was at Ches
nut Yards, located between the pre
sent site of Galax and Pulaski. There
were no good roads at that time, and
whatever farm products were sold
were laborously freighted out on cov
ered wagons drawn by horses or ox
en. Much wool was produced, but
marketing facilities were so pood that
most of it was processed and woven
into cloth at home.
In 1881 Mr. Gordon built a woolen
mill on Meadow Creek, just above its
confluence with New River, and op
erated it continuously until his death
46 years later. A dam was built acros
this small stream and a race dug to
the mill site. A long wooden building
was erected and carders, spinners,
and looms were installed. Power was
obtained from a water turbine.
When the mill was operating at
fullvapacity, five men were employed
and about 100 pounds of raw yarn
was used daily. The present city of
Galax did not exist at the time and
there was no near markets, but the
business prospered. Farmers brought
in their wool and carried home man
ufactured products. Almost the en
tire output of the mill was used in
the immediate territory.
Colored goods, blankets, and pant
goods were woven. One of the most
popular products was pant goods or
old fashioned “Jeans”. The nearest
woolen mill was at Wytheville, be
yond a range of mountains, and the
next nearest was at Elkin, below the
the Blue Ridge.
The old mill is still in operation
under the management of Mr. H. E?
Gordon. Its cheif output now is blan
ket cloth of a very susperior quality.
The raw wool is bought, secured
carded, spun, and woven. Most of the
work is done by members of the fam
ily. At present a small grist mill is
operated in one part of the building.
Coming down the Black Bear Trail
from Galax, one sweeps around a
graceful curve and comes suddendly
into view of Mead6w Creek and the
old mill, a present day reminder of
the staunch and dependable pioneers
who builded a nation out of a wilder
ness.
Baptist W. M. S. (
Studies Missions
The W. M. S. of the Biptist church
held the October meeting and State
Mission Study at the home of Mrs.
Eugene Transou October 12. Ten
members and five visitors were pre
sent.
The president, Mrs. J. L. Under
wood, called the society to order and
extended greetings to the hostess.
Mrs. W. E. Woxwill, leader for the
afternoon, conducted the devotional
exercises, using as her theme the 55th
chapter of Isaiah.
During the regular monthly pro
gram the president gave an interest
ing talk on Baptist Missions in South
America. The State Mission work
was discussed under the topics as
follows:
"Lights and Shadows,’’ Mrs. Baine
Dough ton.
“Our Colleges,” Mrs. C. A. Reeves.
“Our Light Plant,” Mrs. Lula
Choate.
"Our Indians,” Mrs, Guy R. Dun
can.
“TheTorch of Evangelism,” Mrs.
Amos Wagoner.
The program was greatly enjoyed
by the society as it is very much in
terested in the mission work of our
state and gifts for furthering this
cause were taken at the end.
Alter a brief business session a so
cial hour was enjoyed. The hostess
assisted by Mrs. Ellen Parks, served
i delicious refreshments.
COUNTY TEACHERS
TO HOLD MEETING
HERE IN NOVEMBER
School Attendance Shows Im
provement
A county-wide teachers meeting
will be held in the auditorium of the
court house in Sparta on Saturday
November 4, at 10:00 A. M. A repre
sentative of the State Department of
Education is expected to be present
to direct the program. The program
committee will have a program ready
for publication next week.
The schools of Alleghany County
are making satisfactory progress.
The attendance shows marked im
provement, and there is at the pre
sent time little complaint by reason
of non-attendance. Mr. Claude A.
Miles is acting as assistant atten
dance officer and is carefully check
ing up on all cases of non-attendance
that have ben reported to him by the
teachers.
Monthly report cards have been
received by the County Superinten
dantand are now available for dis
tribution to all teachers of the coun
ty.
It is desired that all bids of persons
desiring to furnish fuel for the schools
shall be submitted to the County Su
perintendent not later than Saturday,
Oct. 21, at which time it is proposed
to award contracts for furnishing
i fuel for the school year. Mail or send
the bids to Supt. John M. Cheek, at
Sparta.
FARM NEWS
BY W. B. COLLINS, County Agent
Our county fair, as a whole, was a
success this year. All the exhibits
j were exceptionally good. There was
not as much livestock on exhibit as
should have been. It is very gratify
ing to know that the people of the
county have such fine products to
show, and we appreciate their coop
eration in Winging these products to
the Fair.
The com show was by far the best
we have ever had. This has been a
good corn year, but the exhibits show
ed that there has been a decided im
provement in the varieties of com
grown in the county in the last two
years.
Did you see Mr. Will Reeves’ pa
tented apple picker. It looked like a
great improvement over climbing the
tree for the apples.
Did you see Mrs. G. A. Reeves’
dressed-up display of garden pro
ducts? This display showed that a lot
of time and thought had gone into
making an attractive exhibit.
Did you see Mr. Spark’s deodorized
skunks. They are all right to have
around the house when they are like
that.
In variety, some of the displays of
canned goods almost beat Heinz’s 57
variety of pickles.
The women folks, as usual, did bet
ter than the men, and we could hard
ly find room for the fancy work,
cooking, and arts and flower exhibits.
Our apple exhibit was the best I
have seen at any fair this year.
The officials of hte fair appreciate
the fine spirit of cooperation the peo
ple of the county have given in mak
ing the fair a success this year.
Rye.
It is still time to sow rye on com
land. Late rye is better than leaving
your land barren for the ravages of
wind and rain this winter. Some
spring grazing can be had from rye
sown at this time of the year, and
rye is an excellent crop to turn under
for beans, cabbage, and buckwheat.
Rams.
A few farmers have been making
it a practice of waiting until Novem
ber 1st to turn- their rams with the
ewes. The best-average time to turn
the ram with the breeding flock is
Oct. 5th. All rams which have not
been turned with the ewes, should be
turned with them at once. When
lambs come to late in the spring,
there is always a lot of little lambs
which never get large enough for
market.
Relief Agency Feeds Un
dernourished Children
Beginning Monday the Relief office
3tarted feeding the undernourished
children at the Piney Creek and Spar
ta schools, according to instructions
and specifications from Raleigh. This
work applies to the undernourished
children of relief families only, and
will not be undertaken in any of the
ather schools.
STRATFORD NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Cheek and chil
dren of Winston-Salem, and Rev. E.
A. Long spent the wek-end at White
head.
Mack Joines was killed in an auto
wre' t Friday night between Sparta
and Whitehead. His half brother,
Robert Joines, sustained cuts and
bruises.
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Joines and chil
dren of East Bend spent the week-end
at Stratford.
Mrs. Wiley Irwin is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Wilie Hines, who is
ill.
Mr. John Irwin is quite ill at his
home near New Hope,
    

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