THE ALLEGHANY TIMES
$1.00 Per Year
Published Every Thursday
Entered as Second-class matter at
the Post-office in Sparta, N. C.
ERWIN D. STEPHENS,.Editor
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1933
Cool days and the approach of win
ter begets the urge to grab a gun
and trek to field and woods at the
opening of the game season. It is also
a signal for many breaches of the
sportman’s ethics, to say nothing of
violations of the law.
It is hardly necessary to call the
attention of the hunter these days to
the fact that he must have a license
when he a-hunting goes, if he would
remain within the law; he must ob
serve the open season for dates for
such game as he seeks, and he must
get written permission to hunt on the
lands of another before he can do sc
without violating the trespass law.
The farmer who fosters a covey of
girds or protects the squirrels on his
lands, to the end that he may have
the pleasure of hunting them himself,
or invite some friend to enjoy it with
him, deserves every consideration that
the hunter can give. To ruthlessly
and unceremoniously trespass on his
preserves, is to invite trouble that
cannot be justified.
The man who claims to be a good
sportsman will not only be consider
ate of the man on whose land he
hunts, but he will be considerate of
the game itself. If he would hunt an
other year, or if he has a boy he
wants to have recreation in the years
to come, he will not kill everything
in sight, just for the joy of killing.
A vast amount of antagoism may
be avoided, if the man who hunts will
only use a little common sense and
make personal application of the gol
den rule when he shoulders & gun and
goes into the fields or woods. Some
what of pain and inconvenience, too,
may be avoided, if he makes himself
acquainted with the law, and follows
its provisions.—Elkin Tribune.
TO AID CLOSED BANKS
If the Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration can release a billion dollars
of frozen deposits in defunct banks,
as President Roosevelt plans to do,
it will go far toward reviving faith
and hope. For literally thousands ol
people have all their capital tied up
in these closed banks. In North Car
olina there are millions of dollars in
deposits in closed banks.
The Roosevelt administration plans
to encourage orderly liquidation by
making loans to closed banks on
sound assets to make it possible to
pay dividends to depositors up to 50
per cent. If this can be done, the de
positors, in many cases, would be re
latively in the same position had thej
invested their money. For in most
cases, the value of property depre
ciated to 40 or 50 per cent of its va
lue at the height of the boom period.
True, the payments of dividends tc
depositors will come at a time when
prices of commodities are increasing,
and the value of money is less than
it was during the bottom of the de
pression. But whatever is paid, it
will provide a nest egg for depositors
in closed banks to start business
again. More than that, it will be con
crete evidence that the period of pa
nic is over. It will be another step to
encourage faith and confidence. After
all, that is the big thing.—Raleigh
News and Observer.
A few months ago the most talk
ed-about subject of them all was in
flation. Then it practically dropped
out of the day’s news. The President
had been given the powers he want
ed, and nothing drastic happened.
It looked as if they wouldn’t be used
Now inflation is preparing to take
its place in the headlines again. The
Administration’s desire for a "man
aged dollar” has not abated; it was
simply shelved for a time while other
and more pressing matters were be
ing handled. A managed dollar is one
which, in terms of buying power,
does not deviate in value; it will buy
as many eggs, automobiles, suits of
cloths and what-not one year as the
next. Our present kind of dollar is
constantly deviating. Where its buy
ihg power, one the basis of a fixed
normal, was sixty or seventy cents at
the height of the boom, it rose to
$1.50 at the low in commodity prices
we reached last summer and fall.
The President has two courses open
in inflating the currency. Most obvi
ous course is to lower the gold con
tent of each dollar. Then by varying
it from time to time, the dollar will
theoretically possess a constant value
and will be immune to important va
riations. Another course is to order
the Federal Reserve to buy large
blocks of government securities in
the open market, thus expanding the
Federal credit. This would not create
a stable dollar; it would, however, be
tremendously helpful in providing a
market for new Treasury securities. 1
Opponents of inflation say that the 1
managed dollar is a golden dream
which is impossible of realization, and .
point to the disastrous effects of ex- •
treme inflation in Germany and else
where. Administration spokesmen
say that miscarriage of a plan does
n’t necessarily mean the plan is i
wrong. The public, confused by tech- 1
nicalities, is simply in a waiting .
by H. I. Phillips in the New York Sun
Money makes nightmare go.
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Buy now! Whatever you spend will
be a contribution to your own welfare
* * * * *
Spending a dollar today may hurt
a little but it will make spending $5
practically painless in a few months.
Don.t say “Oh, that's just another
slogan!” You’ll only be like the dough
boy who decided bugle calls were too
monotonous to answer.
* * * * *
It’s all right to be thrifty but you
can keep America flat on her ears by
$ $ i}: $ $
You all cheered for Recovery; who
did you expect was going to do the
* * * * *
Why say you can’t afford it? When
your house is burning down would
you hesitate to put a nickle into the
pay station to get the fire depart
You’ll hear the old Scoffers Bri
gade saying that the recovery drive
can’t work, but the fellow who tries
to belittle a movement like this is
like the man who stands by a sinking
steamer in his yacht and criticizes
the way the sailonrs are handling the
* * * * *
Never mind singing the National
Anthem; go on out and spend a little
doqgh. It looks more sincere.
* * * * *
Flag waving is okay, but nobody
ever balanced a budget that way.
* * * * *
If you cheered when the New Deal
was first proclaimed and you balk at
going on a little spending bender now
what role are you rehearsing for, pa
triot or kibitzer?
That hat looks phooney anyhow an
if your suit gets any higher polish on
it you can use it for a shaving mirror.
For once in your life surprise the
little woman by tellink her you are
tired of her in that fur coat.
Don’t say “Look how higher prices
are now than they were six months
ago.” (Unless you were satisfied with
conditions six months ago.)
It may be the root of all e4il, as
the philosophers say, but there never
was a time when the country needed
The trouble with the average shop
per is the same as the trouble with
the average golfer; he is too tight.
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Don’t wait for the other fellow to
do the spending; he’s waiting for you.
Advertising people, many of them
welcome the new order of things. The
old, cut and dried advertising of yes
terday is “out” and a newer and, it
ishoped, better kind of advertising is
being ushered in.
However, it is interesting to note
the remark of a young man who came
from the great open spaces to the
great city recently. He was one of
those regular “gosh awfuls” in his
own home town—wore college clothes
and all that.
The first thing he did upon arriving
in New York was to become personal
ly acquainted with “the Great White
Way.” This, you understand, was af
uring the day he called on various
people in the advertising business on
Madison avenue, Lexington avenue
Park avenue and “thedistrict.” His
contracts were most of them “big
time.” Being an observing cuss he
watched things and learned.
Not long ago, at lunch he said:
“From now on I buy labels. I don’t
care about the merchandise. I buy
labels. And labels that mean some
Being quizzed he said. “My hat will
bear a label that means something.
My suits will have a label that means
something. My shoes will have a la
bel, and an appearance that means
something. I am sold on labels—that
is high class labels—labels that stand
for something big.”
That is advertising. Advertisers ma
king their labelmean something more
than “Bargain” are again in the run
ning. Those stores that have kept up
the standard are again coming into
their own. The stores that have met
the popular demand, and cheapened
their lines are going to have to crawl
back—if they ever get back. It is
hard to live down a bad name, either
in business or otherwise, and the mer
chants who have stuck to their guns
are now in a position to cash in on
their steadfastness to standards.
The newer generation is going to
demand standards, just as they have
been demanding price. They have
found that the value must be taken
from the merchandise before it can
ae taken from the price, and, having
seen stung, they are “gun shy” on
Good merchandise, fairly priced and
tept at the right price is the thing
;hat is going to build the business of
;he furture. It will require a lot of ad
vertising and a lot of living up to the
idvertising.but a better day in adver
ting is dawing.
Editorial in Newsdom
Changchun, Oct. 21—Manchukuo
low has its own navy in three gun
joats recently launched in Kobe,1
Japan. The crft will be used chiefly
igainst bandits on the Sungari river.
i Mr. Roosevelt’s Pledge
“Not another winter like the last!”
That was Mr. Roosevelt’s pledge
when he came to office. The N. R. A.,
the A. A. A., the N. I. R. A., and the
rest, to give them the initials by
which they are now usually known,
were brought into being for that pur
pose. The President himself has said
that they all represent emergency, as
distinct from Iongviews measures,
and the theory is that they will be
discarded when emergency passes.
The N. R. A. has done some excell
ent things, and it has made good
headway. But it hasn’t done all that
was hoped. Men have been put back
to work--but not nearly so many as
was anticipated. Wages have been up
ped in most industries—but it’s ob
vious that many units within those
industries aren’t going to be able to
! pay them unless credit strings are
i loosened. The problem is not only to
make further gains against depres
sion, but to hold unimpaired the gains
that have already been made.
The way the wind is blowing is in
dicated by the latest Presidential an
nouncement—he is planning a great
federal non-profit corporation to buy
essential supplies and distribute them
to the needy during the winter. It
has been the hope that direct releif
of this sort would not be necessary,
but as matters have developed it ap
pears necessary if the bitter experi
ence of last winter is to be avoided.
That’s why inflation talk has bob
bed into the headlines again. Many
observers,including some who have
qualified as experts,believe that if the
recovery drive is to be continued on
present lines,inflation is unavoidable.
Senator Thomas, Senate Number 1 in
flationist, has been threatening a
march of 100,000 men on Washington
unless the printing presses in the Tre
asury building begin humming. Sen
ator Pittman of Nevada,whose princi
pal mission in life is to get benefits
for silver, wants inflation through the
free silver route. Farm groups have
been hot on the trail of Secretary
Wallace,because he said that inflation
wouldn’t be a farmers’ cure-all.
in tne race or all this, Mr. Roose
velt has kept his head,his humor, and
his sense of balance unimpaired. He
has learned how to say "No” with po
lite definiteness, and he is a master
of evasion when that seems to be the
soundest course. He doesn’t want cur
rency inflation,and he will accept it
only when everything else has been
tried and has failed. His solution is
of an entirely different kind—credit
inflation. There is no especial lack in
the country of money—the problem is
how to get it out of hiding and put
it to work. If £hat can be done,he be
lieves, it will be found thgt currency
inflation is unnecessary. The Federal
Reserve and the Reconstruction Fi
nance Corporation will be his princi
pal tools at first. On latest report,
the President was preparing to have
the latter buy the preferred stock of
banks which are still closed, thereby
releasing billions now frozen in de
posits which the owners can’t get,
to provide additional purchasing pow
Intimately associated with inflation
and recovery, is the question of the
dollar. A while ago the managed dol
lar was news. In the near future there
is going to be a lot of talk about the
compensated dollar,the creation of
George F. Warren, a Cornell profess
or, who was given the job of studying
dollar devaluation and stabilization
by the President. The compensated
dollar would,like the familiar one, be
redeemable in gold’,but with this ba
sic difference—the amount of gold it
was worth would not be fixed, but
would vary with the wholesale com
modity price level. As Professor War
ren said, “This proposal would give
the dollar a fixed value and a rubber
weight.” The dollar we know is all
gold—his dollar is what he thinks to
be judicious blending of the fixed and
In the language of Uncle Dock
Taylor, what seems to be the trouble
mostly with our country today, is
“Most of our people have forgotten
the birthright and fellowship of their
fellowman.” . . . And like as not this
statement could be lauded by every
person aware of present-day methods
and selffish motives to that end in
which scruples are forgotten, and but
few of us would sanction. . . Well,
that man, Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
preceded to tell ’em a few things over
the air last Sunday nite . . ..and we
imagine how some of these boys felt
when reference was made to mer
chandise effected with higher price
levels (made necessary by the NRA)
but blamed on the cotton processing
tax. The merchant was very apt is
saying that due to to this tax a $1.25
cotton shirt had to be sold for $2.25,
when only the tax amounted to 4U
cents. . . And Mr Roosevelt empha
sized a determination to put the pro
gram launched following his oath of
office into action, and stated that
insofar as "we were headed in the
right direction, normal recovery
could not be accomplished in a day.”
Bob Reynolds, who has just con
ceived a few ideas of Russia and its
method of controlling liquor, opened
up the speaking campaign in Alle
ghany county for the wets Monday.
Theres one quarter of the game yet
to be played, and like- a football game
as far advanced, theres plenty of
time—and so far as we know, it looks
like anybody’s game.
Wet or dry—there’ll always be
a source of supply prevalent in N. C.
because Virginia’s back-door is too
close, and over there the chorus has
been announced: “Carry me back to
TO BUY CANNED TOMATOES
The loeal relief office has un
taken to feed at lunch the under
nourished children in the Sparta
and Piney Creek High Schools.
In connection with this project
the relief office would like to pur
chase canned tomatoes from citi
zens of the county, at the lowest
possibleiigure, since funds for
this purpose are limited. Those
who have canned tomatoes to sell
should get in touch with Mrs. R.
D. Gentry at Sparta.
Spostsmen, Be Considerate
A true sportsman has a genuine
consideration for the game he hunts
and the place he hunts. Do not des
trop the farmer’s crops, deface his
property or trespass unlawfully.
Be careful when and where you
shoot. The farmer’s stock is his
weaith. To destroy it by carelessness
is to banish al good sportsmen from
the privilege of using another’s land
on which you shoot for pleasure.
Caution your friends to avoid the
destruction of birds and nests during
Better Breakfasts ,
THIS happened iri pre-prohild
“How can you take such an
interest in your breakfast?’’ asked
a battered old rounder of a rosy
cheeked friend who was ordering
his breakfast in a restaurant
with great care.
“It’s the best meal of the day
for me,” replied the latter. “How
can you take any interest in your
breakfast at all?” . ,
“I can’t!” groaned the latter,
and turned away.
In case you would like to know
what the man who enjoyed his
breakfast ordered, here is his
rnenu.^ It will taste even better,
if served in your own home.
In your own home use canned
figs, and leave them In the ice box
! over night. After this breakfast
you’ll start off to business whist
ling, or whatever it is that you do
when you feel just right.
Figs with Cream
Deviled Cream Toast
And here’s how to make the:
Deviled Cream Toast: Make a
cream sauce of three tablespoons
[ butter, three tablespoons flour and
two cups milk (or diluted evap
orated milk.) Add the contents
of a 2%-ounce can of deviled ham
and stir smooth. Season to taste
with salt and pepper and serve
on toast. Serves six.*
Red Cross Poster of 1933
Appeals for Help for Needy
MOUNT ZION NEWS
(By Claude J. Smith)
J. R. Cox, of Furches, visited rela
tives in the community Tuesday of
D. J. Grubb and John Grubb, of
Dog Creek, were at S. E. Smith’s one
day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Black made a
business trip to Sparta last wek. On
their return they visited Mr. and Mrs.
D. J. Jones, near New Hope.
Mrs. J. R. Cox, of Furches, visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F.Pugh
Mrs. W. R. Jones, Mrs. Carrie
Smith, and Mrs. Mattie Smith visited
Mrs. W. F. Pugh last week.
Claude J. Smith visited his aunt
Mrs. Mary Cox, last wek.
Carier and Mattie Smith visited
Mrs. Rebecca Smith last week.
Mozzelle Blevins was carried to the
hospital at North Wilkesboro last
Monday for an operation for appendi
citis. She is rapidly improving.
Mrs. Mary Cox visited her daugh
ter, Mrs. J. F. Shepherd, Saturday
Mrs. Chas. W. Cox and daughter,
Charlene, visited Mrs. H. Clay Smith
and Mrs. S. E. Smith Friday.
Claude J. Smith and Thomas Smith
were at Clay Smith’s Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Taylor, of King
stre, S. C., are visiting relatives in
this and nearby communities.
Lorene Murphy, of near Chestnut;
Hill, visited at W. R. Jones’ a few
days last week.
Alvis Blevins was at W. F. Pugh’s
Mrs. W. J. Woodie is sick at this
The folowing from here attended
the Piney Creek Community fair Sat
urday: Claude J. Smith, Thomas
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. H. Clay Smith
and family, Mrs. Carrie Smith, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. W. Cox and family,
Jessie Cox, Mack, Dora, and Ida
Boon, Blan, Sturgill Kelly Neil
Sturgill, Maud Sturgill, Alvis Blevins,
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Pugh and family,
W. F. Pugh, Lee Black, Ruth Black,
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Williamson,
Mildred, Ray and Edna Black, Hazel
and Elsie Fender, Mr. and Mrs. Sol
Jones and family, Lester Osborne and
Mr. and Mrs. H. Clay Smith and
family spent Saturday night and
Sunday at Carl Caudill’s, near Piney
Claude J. Smith was awarded first
prize in the outsider’s 50 yard dash
at the Piney Creek fair Saturday.
Paul Woodie and Miss Rose Mae
Hesque, of Hickory, visited at W. J.
Several of the Mt. Zion children
won ribbons on their school work at
Piney Creek Saturday.
Thomas, the 8-year-old son Of Mr.
and Mrs. S. E. Smith*came back from
Piney Crek Saturday wearing a broad
smile and two blue ribbons which
he won on his drawing book and col
lections of woodwork.
Eugene Black, of Peden, visited at
George Black’s Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. David Woodie and
family and Mrs. Edna Wilson and
daughter, of Welch, W. Va., visited
Mr. Woodie's and Mrs. Wilson’s pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Woodie,
R. E. Black, of Piney Creek, visit
ed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Black, Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Jones, of West
Jefferson, visited Mrs. Jones’ parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Jones, Sunday.
Mrs. Troy Pugh and children visit
Jd at W. F. Pugh’s Sunday.
Logene Caudill of Piney Creek,
ipent Sunday night with Edna Rae
Mrs.J. F. Shepherd and Mrs. Geo.
F. Smith visited Mrs. Mary Cox Man
Resolutions of Respect.
We, the members of the fourth
quarterly conference of the Sparta
circuit, Mt. Airy district, W. N. C.
conference, in session at Piney Creek
on September 28, 1933, feel very keen
ly our loss in the passing of our pre
siding elder, Rev. W. E. Poovey.
We. miss his winning smile, his
words of cheer, his guiding hand; but
we will not forget the goal he set for
us and the inspiration of his life a
T. J. Carson
C. W. Russell,
Mrs. Virgil Cox.
Reins - Sturdivant
Ambulance Service Day or
SPARTA, N. C.
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12 MONTHS WRITTEN GUA
$4.50 to 5.90
Alleghany Motor Sales,
Sparta, N. C.
WHEN YOU SHOP OisHALAX_
THINK OF THE''-'
DINNERS SHORT ORDERS
ALL KINDS OF SANDWICHES
—Tables For Ladies _
114 Main St.,. GALAX, VA.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCT. 27-28
“IT’S GREAT TO BE ALIVE”
With Har- _
ry Langdon NIGHT DUTY *
TUES. & WEDNES., Oct. 81 & Nov. I
LIFE IN THE RAW”
RATE PER WORD, 1 cent;
minimum charge per insertion,
For Rent—One Bungalow house on
Main Street near Sparta ball park.
See B. F. Wagoner. It.
Notice—The Edwards Transportation
will leave West Jefferson Nov. 9 at
7 a.m. Sparta 8:30 a.m. for Bel Air,
Md. For reservations write W. B.
Edwards, Darlington, Maryland.
For Rent—A 4-room house and gar
den lot in Sparta below the bank.
See Martha Rector, Sparta, N. C. It
COLDDAYS CALL FOR HOT
Sandwiches —Hot Coffee— Soups
DR. M. A. ROYALL,
Elkin, N. C.
in diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose
PAJAMAS DISTRESS SIGNAL
Sandwich, Mass., Oct.. 21—A pair
of checkered pajamas was used as a
distress signal by the crew of the 35
foot schooner Cimba to attract the
attention of Coast Guards here re
NIGHT CLUB mivisi BLIND
Boston, Oct. 21—Walter Proctor,
pianist at a local night club, is to
Notice! to Our Customers
A S the price on Flour, Fertilizer and all kinds of Feedstuff
+ *■ is lower we want to give our customers the benefit of
these low prices:
16% Fertilizer,.. . $1.45
Flour,. .., $3.00 to $3.36
Daisy's Middlings,. . $1.85
OTHER FEEDSTUFF LOWER.
We are receiving hardware most every day! Our prices
are as low as anyone’s in our Line.
We want to thank our customers and friends for the trade
they have given us in the past.
When in SPARTA get our prices before buying, Make
our place of business your headquarters.
SPARTA SUPPLY CO.
S. C. RICHARDSON,
Special offer to Ford Owners
WHY PAY EXCESSIVE GAS, OIL AND REPAIR BILLS ON
YOUR FORD MOTOR WHEN YOU CAN HAVE IT EXCHANGED
IN TWO HOURS FOR FACTORY JOB GUARANTEED BY FORD
MOTOR COMPANY FOR coy CQ ON TERMS AS LOW AS —
$.75e PER WEEK. ^
ALLEGHANY MOTOR SALES
Sparta, : : : : : : North Carolina