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. STEPHEN ft.,..Editor
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1933.
“HERE AND THERE”
Saturday James Wedell, holder of
the world’s speed record for land
planes, flew from New York to Ra
leigh in 89 minutes, averaging 300
miles per hour. Certainly, no one
could accuse him of lettting the grass
grow under his feet, or rather plane.
No, we’ve never been in that big a
Noticed headline in our favorite
daily which reaus, "WILL. rui
v TEETH IN TOBACCO PACT.” Won
der if that will be false teeth. Proba
bly any kind of teeth will suit tobac
co farmers better than none at all.
They’ve been gumming it quite a
Two 19-year-old boys in a tiny mon
oplane soared away from the New
ark, N. J., airport Sunday on a 10,000
mile flight to the jungles of Central
America. They probably knew that a
cold wave was headed south.
News dispatches says that Gen.
Johnson will have to settle “a virtual
tug of war between labor and indus
try” when he returns from his wes
tern trip. Suggest he let them get
the rope tight and then whack it into
in the middle.
Part of an ancient will: "No priest
or other person is to insult my corpse
by uttering impious observations over
my body. Let it be covered snug and
warm, and there is an end. My family
and friends are not to mourn my
death, even with a black rag. On
the contrary, I give my wife and
three daughters colored silk to make
their habits on this occasion.” Yes,
he lived in North Carolina a long time
An expedition has set out from
Englandfor Southern India to obtain
' seeds of a plant cultivated by a sect
of Hindu monks. These Hindus guard
the flowers with their lives, and use
the roots to make an ointment which
is said to be an infallible cure for
: rheumatic ailments. That ought to
interest folks with rheumatism.
Uncle Si says a sure cure for chic
ken pox is to have the patient stand
in the hen-house door and have some
one shoo the chickens out over his
head. That reminds us of the time all
children wore asfaediti (we don’t
know how to spell it) balls around
their necks to ward off disease.
High school news in an exchange:;
“Miss M- was sick Monday and
absent from her classroom for the
first time in eight years. Congratula
tions.” Case of wearing out one’s wel
come, we suppose.
In the headlines: “Secretary Hull,
Is Going South.”—Another one of our
boys who doesn’t like the cold win
ters above the Potomac.
Notice that Texas grandmothers
have given up their knitting and are
playing volley ball. Just another way
to trying to get a slender waistline,
wes uppose. Now, Grandma, you’re
too old for vanity.
The Duke University library has
347,302 books. That's a lot of books,
but youth must be given every oppor
tunity to discover and assimilate the
thoughts and discoveries of the hu
The Skyland Post of West Jefferson
moved into new quarters last week.
A well-edited weekly paper needing
roomier quarters for expansion under
the NR A. Congratulations! The rest
of us move because we haven’t paid
last month’s rent.
Old Man Winter seems to be get
ting serious about this weather busi
ness. Monday he obscured the hills
with frozen mist, and Tuesday he
roared his winds across the moun
tains and pelted the earth with scat
tering snowflakes. A good time to go
South if you don’t like a red nose.
Uncle Si said his doorknobs “nearly
frize night afore last.’’
Uncle Sam is going to build Gal$x
(Va.) a new post-office building to
cost over 351,000. Also going to build
in 236 other towns. Gosh, but Uncle
Sam must have gobs of money.
.Hunting season for birds opened
yesterday. Sportsmen will be tramp
m ing the hills and meadows for the
nextfe w weeks. We wonder how
many know that it is a violation of
the Federal law to kill a Robin at
any time in the year.
We wonder if you knew there were
12 towns in the United States named
Sparta. Now you look it up and see
where we made our mistake.
COLDS—And allied troubles quick
ly relieved by RU-BALM, the sooth
ing, healing salve for external use.
Ask your druggist or grooer.—Adv. <
Songs of Long Ago
(By J. Gaskill McDaniel, in The Ra
leigh News and Observer.)
IN view of the fact that hilly billy
ballards are enjoying an increased
autumn popularity, it may not be
far amiss to review the why and
wherefore of the most rustic and pop
ular concoction of them all. After 20
years of assorted whinnings about
the fate that befell the Old 97, the
song is still a great favorite wher
ever battered banjos and two dollar
fiddles echo the heart throbs of folks
close to the soil.
The wreck of the Old 97 actually
occurred on September 27, 1903, on
a curving cotton mill trestle in North
Danville, Va. Despite the fact that
ten railroad employees were killed
and seven injured, the tragedy never
did gain prominence until hilly billy
ballards finally came into their own.
It was then that a doleful and ex
aggerated version that David George,
who was the Southern’s telegraph
agent at Franklin Junction had scrib
bled found nation-wide popularity.
George admits that he used the ven
erable tune of “The Ship that Never
Returned” for his melody, but a re
cent suit against the Victor Talking
Machine Company established his
copyright claim to the lyric. Now the
Victor people are having to reimburse
the author for the countless thou
j sands of records that they have sold
I during the past two decades. Any
number of mountain fiddlers also laid
claim to the song, but the testimony
of veteran railroad men proved
George’s contention that the ballard
was bom in the Danville roundhouse
two days after the catastrophe.
An investigation of the wreck oi
the four-car mail train by a coroner’s
jury composed of Charles E. Hughes,
E. L. Gerst, B. F. Motley, C.L. Booth,
M. F. Dove and W. S. Morrison
brought forth the verdict that the
Old 97 was traveling at an excessive
rate of speed. However, the 90-milc
velocity sometimes injected into the
ballard is false. Engineer j.A.Broadj
had the famed locomotive going «
little more than 40 miles an hour
butsuc h a speed was reckless indeed
considering the treacherous semi-cir
cular trestle that had a tricky down
hill approach. It was abandoned manj
years ago as unsafe by the Southern
Railroad officials, since a train cross
ing the span had a tendency to be
thrownover the outer edge by centri
fugal force. Rattling down the grade
in the peace of a Sunday afternoon,
the 97 left the trestle and plunged
75 feet into the creek’s ravine below,
a short distance from the town’s cot
ton mills. Broady, and the conductor,
J. T. Blair, were found dead with 8
others in the wreckage, so an official
explanation of the tragedy was never
Amongrailroad men, it is commonly
believed that the brakes failed to
hold. When it passed Franklin Junc
tion, the locomotive apparently was
out of control, and the nearer it came
to Danville, the faster it traveled.
There is some basis to htis version of
the wreck, since the train was run
ning at a suicidal rate when it pulled
into Danville. On the other hand, it <
is believed in some quarters that
Broady and Blair intended to get the
Old 97 to Danville on time or die
trying. This latter belief coincides
with sentimental legends of the tra
gedy. Despite the song’s version,
Broady was not found with his hand
on the throttle. In fact, he was found
horribly mangled, several feet from
the cab, while A. G. Klapp, his fire
man, lay close by. The other victims
obviously suspected something was
wrong before the crash, and several
leaped for their lives before the train
took its fatal plunge.
Fire broke out in the midst of the
debris, following the impact, making
the work of rescuers hazardous. There
were no ambulances in the vicinity
ofDanville in those days, but the in
juredwer e rushed by wagons to the
Home of the Sick, on Jefferson street.
The mutilated dead were carried to
various Danville undertaking estab
| lishments, and prominent officials
came to the scene for an investiga
tion. Nothing of an enlightening na
ture resulted from the probe, and the
wreck still remains one of the great
est railroad mysteries of all time.
Splintered sections of the wooden cars
were carried away for kindling wood
bytlie poor of Danville, and with the
aid of wrecking crev/s all evidence
of the catastrophe was soon crashed.
The wreck of the Old 97 was but
one of many tragedies that have in
spired mournful ditties along Tin Pan
Alley, bringing plenty of the long
green into the coffers of song writers
who had their tongues in their cheeks
whilee penning the dirges. You’ll ex
perience no difficulty in recalling
‘ The Death of Floyd Collins,” and
then there was a tearful one about
the “Sinking of the Titanic.” More
one rambling farm house has echoed
the “Fate of the Shenandoah,” and
howabout the heartbreaking lyrics of
“The Unknown Soldier’s Grave?”
There’s pathos abundant in the moral
of “The Little Rosewood Casket,”
and tragedy is riding “In the Bag
gage Coach Ahead.”
Far be it from me to poke fun at
such songs. They are dear to the
hearts of men who wreak a liveli
hood from honest dirt, and as such
they are truly deserving of a place
in the musical catalogue of our
America. Whether such prolific senti
ment is ill-spent is a matter for you
to decide, but the hilly-billy is more
typical of our nation than the Star
Spangled Banner will ever be. Ad
mittedly, such tunes are as rugged
is the folks who love to sing them,
but a Beethoven or a Schubert would
;nvy the soul-stirrings that have re
sulted. Before the depression came
along and kicked the music business
squarely in the pants, the hilly-billy
recordings were outselling the classi
cal and so-called popular records
combined. They still lead in gross
sales, and the improved conditions
>f our new era will see them climb
o new heights. Plunking banjos and
}ff-key fiddles have a very definite
place on Melody Lane. And after
mooping around in countless rural
hamlets, I, for one, am sincerely
happy to vote the gnarled hands that
manipualte such contraptions a choice
nook, along with the tapered and
more talented fingers of Paderewski.
£VERY person has the same number
of minutes in a 24-hour day as ev
ery other person. It is not how much
timfe do I have but how I use that
time that counts. Long winter even
ings are approaching and with them
leisure hours before bedtime. After
supper a glowing fire and a good book
can turn an otherwise dull evening
into one that is not only pleasant but
profitable. Whether it be reading for
information pr for pastime, there i$
not a better wayto spend an evening.
Many persons have risen to stations
of prominence by diligent use of their
spare time. There are card games anti
many other ways of killing time, but
the truly ambitious person has no
time to kill. Each minute of the dty
is precious. Our evening hours should
be devoted to the reading of good
'J’WO national organizations are mak
ing their annual drive for member
ship and funds. The annual roll call
for membership in the Red Cross is
an event of great importance and it
touches every city, village, and com
munity in the United States. The
Association for the Prevention of Tu
berculosis will soon place on sale the
Christmas stamps. Both of these or
ganizations are doing a great work
for our people and are worthy the
support of every citizen. In catastro
phes where people have suffered and
lost homes the Red Cross has carried
relief and aid. Anything that helps
prevent the scourge of tuberculosis
is worthwhile. Let’s help all we can.
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Much-a-do About Nothing |
A Non-descript Mood—“My Buddy”—An Evening’s Sunset, Etc., -
Just A Few Loeal Observations “By The Man In The Street.
"Proof of the pudding1 is in the pie
you eat,” goes an age-old adage —
Alleghany county voted “wet” last
week here in the repeal contest and
Monday afternoon the weatherworks
wasblowing frozen vapor. . . . extra
condiments to go with that (granulat
ed-sugar) corn liquor . . . They say a
bird usually goes South for the win
ter, but we came north for the winter
and forgot our red flannels—and now
we’re in a —’1 of a fix (Say, mister,
could you spare a dime? . . . Mayor
Crouse does not tolerate hitch-hiking
throughout the province of Sparta !
And, just a little reminder—those city
license tags for the town of Sparta
are coming up, and maybe a few
bucks for a few pieces of the old tin
will help put the street lights to
burning, if the Western Carolina
Utilities don’t think so durn much of
their patrons in the city of Sparta
to extend a little courtesy. Just
another way that helps to make this j
a cruel world! A sort of composition J
of things that was ground up and
well-mixed hi the elements that gavei
1 cause for a war back in 1914, and
through which martyrs are now living
and celebrated another Armistice of
that conflict last Saturday . . Did you
recall that eventful day, reader ? Was
you active in war-zone teritory ? . . .
Well, war is hell, especially, that one
was, and there’ll continue to be wars
and rumors of wars, but the guy that
comes out of war, left to live with
just half of himself physically fit and
the remaining portion dead is some
thing we should all remise at Ar
mistice time, and render a prayer for
those “buddies” maimed with that
dreaded of all diseases in a govern
ment hospital fighting his last fight.
They went over the top, and are now
headed for the last round-up.
Since last Thursday night we have j
been wondering where we might get
a little sugar in Sparta (this is on the
Q. T. brother) but some fellers took
about 6,000 pounds away from the
Cash and Carry boys and just acted
scandalous about it . . . and we got
the grip since, and N. C. gone dry,
too. Suppose we will have to render
up that little song entitled—“When
Dayis Done—•” and listen for Old Man
Winter and l^ls yawns.
Happenings Thut Affet Dinner Pails,
Dividend Checks, Tax Bills of
Every Individual—National and
Inseparable from Welfare
It is now expected that the New
Year will see the approval of all the
industrial codes. That will mean that
the National Recovery Administra
tion has completed its first great task.
At this writing, 59 codes, covering the
basic industries, have been approved.
One-hundred-thirty-seven are being
revised. Forty-seven are scheduled for
early hearings. By the time this is
read the retail code, which was one
of the most difficult, will have been
approved unless an unlooked-for pro
blem crops up. Most interesting fea
ture of this code is that it will elimi
nate selling at less than inventory
cost, a practice which has been pre
valent, especially among larg stores,
which advertise “leaders” at less than
cost in the hope that customers buy
ing them will buy other goods on
whicha profit is made. Very small
stores, in towns of botton-bracket
population, will be immune to code
One important NRA problem is go
ing to be the attitude of the press.
Here’s where the recovery adminis
tration made a possibly far-reaching
mistake. When General Johnson ex
cluded two reporters from his confer
ence, because he didn’t like what they
had been writing about NRA, he was
doing the unprecedented. Then he put
his foot in deeper by advocating a li
censing system for ppers, and just
about every metropolitan editor in
the country ran for his typewriter.
On top of that, an NRA representa
tive in the South called on the editor
of a medium-sized paper, told him
that if he didn’t stop making un
friendly comment on NRA labor pro
visions,he’d find himself in trouble.
The editor spoke up in his paper and
found the whole press, including the
most zealous supporters of the Roose
velt program, behind him. This threa
tened press censorship is vitally im
portant,a and sparks are going to fly
when it really comes to a head.
General belief is that Mr. Roosevelt
is heartily in favor of a free press—
this his mistake is in hot holding
tight enough rein on some of his as
One fine afternoon back in 1913 an
obscure prince was shot in the equally
obscure city of Sarajevo. To most of
tne world the event simply meant one
more scarehead and nothing more.
Then armies began mobilizing. Lights
burned late in chancellories. The Brit
ish Navy set out for maneuvers sev
erals weeks ahead of the normal time.
And the greatest war in history was
Matters are not especially different
in Europe now. Hitler’s withdrawal
of Germany from the League of Na
tions and the disarmament confer
ence, has sent the greatest scare
since those 1913 days through prem
iers and emperors, congresses and
parliaments. The Hitler position is
that the Versailles treaty is unbear
able—that the refusal to meet Ger
many on an equal basis so far as ar
maments, especially, are concerned,
thrusts the blame onto the other pow
ers and that whatever happens will be
their fault. Position of the other
powers is more vague than that, and
more confused. But they definitely
fear Germany. Theoretically she has
no army, save a small Reichswehr
made up of picked men in for long
terms. Practically, she has a great
army, consisting of Hitler’s brown
shirts, which, under command of
schooled Reichswehr officers, is pow
erful indeed. Her great lack is the
weapons of offense—artillery, tanks,
Final decision may be left to
France, which has most at stake, is
most afraid. Many European states
men believe it is time to declare a
preventative war on Germany, crush
her absolutely and unseat Hitler, be
fore she has time to prepare. Smaller
countries are alarmed—barricades
are rising on the Swiss frontier, and
her small, but first-class army receiv
ed increased appropriations, went in
to harsh training. There is a link of
nations around Germany of which but
one, France, is great—the others,
however, by cumulative action, could
mhke it very unpleasant for Hitler.
So far as the United States is con
cerned, these events are of only eco
nomic importance. Roosevelt policy
will doubtless be to keep hands off—
even in case of war, to pursue com
plete and dispassionate neutrality. It’s
Europe’s affairs—and the fires are
burning faster daily.
Speaking of fires, the U. S. has one
ofits own. It’s consuming the prairie
country. Not a literal blaze, it is in
the minds and hearts of farmers, who
believe the AAA has failed to aid
them; have watched their purchasing
power, in many instances, go sharply
down while other prices went sharply
up. The Administration is frankly
worried as the farm strike movement
grows, takes in more farmers, more
kinds of products, more states. Milo
Reno, who can be both a fire eater j
and a fire - maker, came into sight !
again with his Farm Holiday Associa- i
tion, told his followers to buy noth- j
ing, sell nothing, pay no taxes and no j
debts, until selling prices at least \
reached cost price. Two governors ex
pressed themselves as being in sym
pathy with farmers’ strike.
Whole future of the Administration
farm program is at stake and strong- j
est efforts will be given to bringing
arder from chaos.
LAUREL SPRINGS NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. McGlamary and chil
dren of North Wilkeaboro, were visi
tors here in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Landreth last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Fender spent
a day with Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Fender
Robert Bare, sone of Cleve Bare,
was killed in a car wreck near Char
lotte yesterday. Funeral arrange
ments have not been learned as yet.
Miss Mildred Dancy and Miss Kath
erine Roberts of Glade Valley high
school, visited their homes over the
Those visiting Mrs. Mary Taylor
Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rich
ardson and little son, Robert Glenn;
Mrs. C. M. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Ev
erette Taylor and children, the Misses
Grace, Dorothy, and Faye Taylor, Mr.
Larimer Sheets, Mr. Geo. Spicer and
Mr. Tyre Spicer.
Miss Dorothy Taylor spent Wednes
day night with her uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. Vester Mabe.
| In The Superior Court—Before the
• B. D. Beamer, executor of J. H. Rhu
dy, deceased, Plaintiff,
| . - vs
i Mrs. Hattie Rhudy, James Rhudy,
Mary P\ Sutherland, Horace Suth
' erland, Ralph M. Rhudy, Elis Os
borne and T. H. Osborne, efendants
The defenedants above named, will
I take notice that action entitled as
| above has been commenced in the
, Superior Court of Surry County,
North arolina, to sell land owned by
defendants for partition and to create
assets to pay the debts of the J. H.
Rhudy estate; and the defendants will
further take notice that they are re
quired to appear at the office of the
Clerk of the Superior Court of said
ounty on 14th day of December, 1933,
j and answer or demur to the complaint
in said action, or the Plaintiff will
apply to the Court for the relief de
manded in said Complaint.
This 13th day of November, 1933.
A. F. REEVES,
Clerk of Superior Court.
N OTIC I? !
ALLEGHANY COUNTY—In The Su
perior Court Before The Clerk:
J..K. Taylor, Administrator of Meridy
John H. Hill, .Mrs. Laura Spencer,
Mrs. Margaret Eichell, Mrs. Louisa
Pollock, and Harold Hill, Defen
The defendants above named will
, take notice that the action as entitled
above has been commenced in the
Superior Court of Alleghany County
to sell the Meridy Hill land for the
; payment of debts of the estate.
The defendants, and each of them,
j is further notified that he is required
to appear at the office of the Clerk of
j the Superior Court of said County
and answer, or demur to the com
plaint in said action of the 27th day
of November, 1933, or the relief de
manded for the Plaintiff will be
This October 28, 1933.
A. F. REEVES,
Clerk of the Superior Court.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
Sidney Gambill, Administrator of the
estate of J. W. Roup, deceased,
Mrs. Nannie Roup et al.
An upset bid having been made on
the sale of the lands hereinafter des
cribed, which sale was made on the
30th day of October, 1933, I will, on
Saturday, December 2nd, 1933, at the
court house door at Sparta, N. C., at
one o’clock P. M., sell to the highest
bidder the following described land
Lying and being in Alleghany coun
ty, said State, Prathers Creek Town
ship, surrounded by the lands of
Frank Roup, Floyd Roup, S. M. Cau
dill, Charlie Patterson, and others,
being the old home place of the late
J. W. Roup, containing 60 acres more
or less.. / .
Terms: One-half cash on day of
sale. Balance on six months time.
This November 1st, 1933.
SIDNEY GAMBILL, Commisioner.
DR. M. A. ROYALL,
Elkin, N. C.
in diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose
FOOD —at— SERVICE
Tap Beer .6 and 10c. I
Barbeeue Sandwiches .10c.
Special Dinner, .25c.
114 Main St., GALAX, VA. '
USED Cars — FORD Cars
1982 V-8 COUPE .$874.00
1931 Long Wheel base
TRUCK & Dual
1929 PICK-UP, ..$200.00
1928 COUPE, . $125.00
19558 CHEVROLET Coach $60.00
1929 BUICK COUPE $160.00
1928 FORD TRUCK.$ 70.00
1928 FORD ROADSTER $100.00
Tubes And Batteries Tested Free.
Alleghany Motor Sales
Sparta, - - North Carolina
THE SPARTA GARAGE
IS YOUR CAR READY FOR COLD WEATHER ?
A general motor tune-up will insure easy starting and
peppy performance on frosty mornings.
—GILLETTE AND ATLAS TERES_
GENERAL REPAIRS POPULAR PRICES
F. M. JOINES, Manager.
SPARTA, NORTH CAROLINA
CAMELS ARE BETTER FOR STEADY SMOKING
I STEADY SMOKING TELLS YOU
WHAT A CIGARETTE'S REALLY GOT.
iVE BEEN SMOKING CAMELS ALL
DAY AND THEY STILL TASTE MILD
AND COOL AND MIGHTY GOOD i
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By virtue of the power conferred in
the undersigned, A. B. Steadham,
Trustee, in ar certain Deed of Trust
executed by T. G. Richardson and
wife, Annice Richardson, Jan. 13,
1930, recorded in Book 16, Page 90,
in office of Register of Deeds, said
County and State, securing the pay
ment of a note in the amount of
$600.00 with interest, default having
been made and demand for sale be
ing made by the holder of said note,
I will, on Friday, Dec. 1st, 1933, at
1 o’clock P. M., at the court house
door in Sparta, Alleghany County, N.
C., offer for sale to the highest bid
der for cash the following described
In Gap Civil Township, adjoining
the lands of Bess Spicer, W. B. Estep,
Ray Hamptop and others, being the
iraci or iana conveyea to T. u. Kicn
ardson toy R. A. Wagoner and wife
by deed dated Oct. 10, 1929, and re
gistered in Book 39, page 143 in Al
leghany County, to which record re
ference is made for a full and speci
fic description; containing 07 and 56
100 acres, more or less.
This October 31, 1933.
A. B. STEADHAM, Trustee.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF ALLEGHANY
Under and by virtue of a certain
execution issued out of the Superior
Court of Alleghany County in favor
of Mrs. Lura Hackler, Administratrix,
and against W. H. Edwards, D. M.
Edwards and C. W. Higgins as de
fendants for the sum of $99.85 to
gether with interest and costs, in
order to satisfy the same, I will, on
Monday, Dec. 4th, 1933, at one
o’clock P. M., at the court house door
at Sparta, N. C., sell to the highest
bidder for cash, all the right, title,
and interest of W. H. Edwards in and
to the following described real estate,
All that piece or parcel of land
containing 62 acres more or les, lo
cated, lying, and being in Whitehead
township, said county and State,
being bounded on the north by the
lands of John R. Joines, on the east
by the lands of Robert Rector and
Clark Joines, on the south by the
lands of J. M. Brown and Alvin Ed
wards, and on the west by the lands
of S. M. Edwards and Wm. Clary.
This Nov. 1st, 1933.
R. B. McMILLAN, Sheriff.
Having qualified as executor of the
last will and testament of Ellen Mill
er, I hereby notify all persons having (
claims against her estate to present
them to me within twelve months of
this date or this notice will be plead
; in bar of recovery. All persons indebt
j ed to the estate are notified to make
This Nov. 6th, 1933.
M. E. REEVES,
1 Executor of Ellen Miller.
NOTICE OF SALE!
Under and by virtue of an execu
tion issued out of the Superior Court
of Alleghany County in favor of the
Bank of Sparta as plaintiff and B.O.
and LefE Choate as defendants, I will,
on Monday, Dec. 4th, 1933, at one
o’clock P. M., at the court house at
Sparta, N. C., to satisfy said exe
cution, sell to the highest bidder for
cash, the following real estate, to
FIRST TRACT; Beginning on a
stake on Main Street of Sparta, N.C.
running north 52 %. E. 100 feet to a
stake; S. 42% W. 25 feet 10 inches
to a wall; then N. 42% W. with wall
20 fet 2% inches to a stake; S. 51%
E. through B. O. Choate’s residence
74 feet 2 inches to a stake; N. 42%
W. 41 feet 3 inches to the beginning,
being the lot of land duly allotted to
B. O. Choate as his homestead, the
allotment being recorded in the office
of the Register of Deeds in Book 6,
SECOND TRACT: Beginning on a
stake on Main Street of Sparta, run
ning from the center of the walk
leading to P L. Choate’s residence, S.
42% E. 52 feet down the street to a
stake; N. 51% east 235 feet to a
fence in B. O. Choate’s line; N. 41%
W. 52 feet to a stake in P. L.Choate’a
fence; S. 51% W. about 235 feet to
the beginning, being the land allotted
to P. L. Choate as his homestead, the
allottment being recorded in the of
fice of the Register of Deeds of said
county in Book 6, Page 336.
This Oct. 16th, 1933.
R. B. McMILLAN, Sheriff.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
BEFORE THE CLERK
Helen Osborne and husband, Charlie
Ellen Burchett, et al., defendants.
Under and by virtue of judgement
in the above entitled action, I will
offer for sale at public auction at the
Court House door in Sparta, on the
4th of December, 1933, at 11 A. M.
to the highest bidder the following
Being the lands of which Jacob
Pruitt died, siezed and possessed, con
taining fifty-five acres more or less,
bounded and surrounded by the lands
of Booker Taylor, Fielder Mabe, Bed
ney Pruitt, and R. L. Doughton. Said
sale will be made for one-half cash
on day of sale, and balance on twelve
This November 7, 1933.
R. F. Crouse,
Having qualified as administrator
of the estate of G. C. Warden, de
ceased, notice is hereby given to all
parsons holding claims against the
estate to present them to the under
signed within twelve months from
this date or this notice will be plead
in bar of recovery. All persons in
debted to the estate are notified to
make immediate settlement.
This Nov. 6th, 1933.
HOMER A SMITH.