« l l ■ ■■—i *»■ —..4.. ■ ^4. —— TO ALLEGHANY TIMES subscription Rates $1.00 Per Year Published Every Thursday Entered u Seoond-ciaai matter at ttia PoaV-ofEiioe In 8p*rta, N. 6. EBWIN B. STEPHEN »r THURSDAY, NOVEMBER «• 1#»T* YOU OW* You, the average citizen, ore ii debt 13.060. Bo to your wife So *** ttnuh of jrour children and all othei n^Lttvaa. So la everyone else In the country. A part of thU debt you know a Wut. You contracted it aa a personal obligation. It's entirely your respon sibility. But another—and large part contracted for you. The chances are that you don't even realize you It—no one la dunning you for pay* ■bant, you aren’t eo much aa pay ing the Interest directly. This latter Is the public debt, which a substantial! proprotlon of a trtfl1 nat<ft"ni debt * in excess of |3O0,O<M,O0O.OOO. It’s been growing at on accelerated rate during, and since the war. You’ve permitted it to grow. You and your fellow citizens weren t auttialently interested in government to Work for policies standing for econ omy and efficient. Or you voted for mnssuree that increased the debt be ouuo it was easy to do, and didn't asma to affect you financially at all. A Good Baadutton For 10S4 It’s a little early yet for New Year’s resolutions, but here’s one worth considering—’TU do my part to reduce fire waste in 1034.” It a hundred million Americans did raaotv* that, and didn’t drop it along Shout the second week of January With the resolution eoacerlng smock * teg, the would have a splendid ■tart toward winning a difficult and - ancient fight. We have long been the moot prodigal of people when it come to fire. We’ve sacrificed thousands of Bras and millions of dollars to It—pre . daely as the peoples of the pre-chris ora sacrificed their victims to the god of flame. In those days the rea son was superstition—in ours it Is a combination of ignorance and laziness And w* la aa reprehensible as the Fires mean high tax rates. They mean terror and misery and disister. They mean stultification and despair. YIm’t* ruined whole communities. Their total economic waste can’t be ecqpressed accurately in figures—the direct loss comes to between four hundred and five hundred million a year, and the indirect waste is sev eral times as great. Conquering fire In 1034 would give recovery a mighty impetus. It would save jobs and payrolls and homes and farms and producing industries. It would keey money at work that would otherwise be destroyed and made Useless. Make that resolution! , . ■' J Local Newspapers Neglected One of the most surprising and dis appointing features of the present up turn In business is the faet that the local newspapers, which hav been a tremendous faetor in maintaining the morale of every community during the distressing conditions of the past few years, are receiving scant consid eration at the hands of merchants and business men. We have before us the current issue of one of the state’s outstanding week JUm—published in a neighboring city of more than 3,000 population. It is a good newspaper, brilliantly edited, enjoys a large circulation. But this edition, which Is a fair average bma, contained less than 200 inches of local advertising. Presuming that this paper sells ad vertising at a rate of 80 cents an inch, which is the rule In towns of similar gfea. Its advertising income is less than 970 a week, or approximately 0MB a month, which is insufficient to ■ever the cost of labor and white pap er, and leaves nothing for taxes, de predation and interest on investment net to mention a profit for the publi It la inconceivable that food bum Mt men ts any community will thus 1*11 to support an institution which H ao vitally necessary aa a local news there are doaena of similar situa tions tn Miaslaaippl, where splendid •owspapers, whiah have rendered eon ^Icuoua serpice over a long period of ymn, are being literally starved to death by business men who could use (Mr to tremendous advantage in cre .m,« ft demand for merchandise and T*e Daily Timee-Leader is not com plfttalng. We beleive that most of the merchant- and business men of West point appreciate the valuv of the *>me paper, and that it will continue to grow and prosper. We are speaking for the weekly press, in the smaller lunng where good business men are •ot only failing to use the greatest advertising force in the world, but mfeere strong and useful local news papers are being literally starved to goftth by shortsighted merchants. newspaper advertising is today the greatest potential force in modern Uw1nr~ There is no other means by pftfoh the merchants or business man ^ roach so many consumers so eco oo—irally. me local newspaper is an invited gpeot It is read thoroughly by every ot the family, this cannot be af ether foams ot advertising, which probally accounts for the fact that 76 per cent of all national ad ▼ertla^ng last year appeared in the newspapers. The economy of local newspaper advertising is illustrated by the fact that a half page advertisement in the Daily Times-Leader costs less than it would require to send a postal card tc each of our subscribers. The same thing can probably be said for the av erage Mississippi weekly. Mind you, the newspapers of the country are asking no favors. They only seek that which is their due President James Madison was right vhen he said: "To the press alone, jheckered as it is with abuses, the .vorld is indebted for all of the tri umphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression." West Poiat (Miss.) Daily Times Leader. CHILDREN WITHOUT SCHOOLS 100.000 additional children are de prived of educational opportunity this fall because of the closing of schools due to lack of funds. 1.669.000 children 6 to 13 years old are not in school lnnormal years 521,700 children 14-15 years old are without schooling in uormal years. That means a total pf 2,280,000 American children of school age, who, according to most compulsory education laws, should be in school, but are notl Nearly 2,000 rural schools in 24 States failed to open this fall. So far no city public schools are report ed dosed. Many private and paro chial schools are closing. Twenty four Catholic schools have closed, af fecting nearly 3,000 children. Six teen institutions of higher education have been discontinued since last year. Estimates indicate that 1,500 commercial schools and colleges have closed. In some communities free public schools have of necessity become tuition schools, acquitting only those children whose parents can pay the rate asked. For example, in one town of 15,000 population grade school tuition $5.50 per month. In this town at least 200 children whose parents could not pay the tution charges were being denied an edu cation. With Pick And Shovel. The Wisconsin State Journal. The click of the pick and the click of the shovel are reassuring not only to the men being given work but to the entire public. They indicate that a definite employment program has been started which may eventually solve the problems of labor for the 10,000,000 in this country estimated to be still out of employment, The remuneration the workeds re ceive will stimulate buying. This will give private industries a chance to put on more employes. The civil works program has far more behind it than the actual employment that is furnished. It is a beginning that appeals to every one upon a program which may finally solve the unemploy ment program. Click of the pick and click of the shovel are Chrism as bells to many at this time. HUNTER By Kldwtn Carlile Litsey Death in his heart and death in his gun The hunter goes where wild things run Hie image of God is out today, His heart aflame with the lust to slay. But only the devil will guide his aim And the course of the lead which will kill or maim And it will be murder in field or bush. When the hare leaps out, or the coveys flush. Driven by hunger a man may slay, But what shall we think when he kills for play ? Turn back.O Hunter, and let them be The harmless ereatures of grass and tree. Helen Keller’s Tribute to the Dog This remarkable woman, deaf, dumb, and blind known the world over, reproduces in her book, “In Scotland,” a letter she wrote to the Duke of Montrose: “Dogs are wonderful, I have a darl ing Scottie, named ‘Ben-sith,’ which they tell me is Gaelic for mountain fairy. She is not as black as she should be, and she has funny ‘bow legs,’ but her eyes are black diamonds and her heart is pure gold. God was very good to us when he made dogs; they are the only beasties that truly love us. They share our moods, they make every pleasure sweeter, and when we are sad, they wipe away our tears with silken ears. They ask no questions, they make no criticism, they are happy loving us.” Be the first m your community tc Join the Red Cross this year. Read the Advertisements. Thej carry a message from the merchants to you. RED CROSS RELIEF AIDS DISTRESSED IN 120 DISASTERS Help Given in Fires, Floods, Earth quake and Epidemics Part of Year’s Task The American Red Cross has reached into the homes of six million families in the past year with unemployment and disaster relief, Chairman John Bar to Payne announced. “As the year closed the organization continued in readiness to serve in the forthcoming winter at the point of greatest need and to adjust its service to meet the calls of the emergency of unemployment and disaster/’ Chairman Payne stated. In a year of greatest economic dis tress in the nation’s history, in which the Red Cross ably discharged a relief task in distributing flour and clothing to distressed families in all but six of the nation’s 3,098 counties, the organi zation also was called into action in 120 disasters, of which 96 were within the borders of the United States. Earthquake, floods, hurricanes, fires and other cataclysms visited death and destruction upon the lives and homes of thousands of people. Red Cross sta tistics showed that in the 120 disasters almost a thousand lives were lost, 148, 840 homes were destroyed or damaged, 13,275 persons were injured, and Tied Cross relief was given to 452,879 indi viduals. In giving aid in these disasters, in its unemployment relief and in handling the distribution of government wheat and cotton, the Red Cross expended from its national treasury the sum of 11,070,284. During one period of twelve weeks, 46 disasters occurred in 23 states. Red Cross disaster workers were hard pressed in meeting all of these needs occurring at once, but everywhere mis ery was promptly relieved. Support of the Red Cross work is through its annual roll call, conducted by chapters in the period from Armis tice Day to Thanksgiving Day, Novem ber 11 to November 30. Every citizen who Joins the Red Cross as a member aids in carrying relief to disaster vic tims and in other Red Cross services, such as preservation of life, child wel fare through the Junior Red Cross, and direct service for the public health. RED CROSS CLOTHES THE NATION'S NEEDY Flour, Bread, Clothing Reach Into More Than Five Million Homes of Jobless The greatest task ever undertaken by a relief agency in the history of private charity is drawing to a close with the final distribution of cotton clothing to more than five million families by the American Red Cross. At the direction of the Congress, be ginning eighteen months ago, the Red Cross undertook to convert the wheat and cotton surpluses of the Farm Board into food and clothing for the unemployed and needy. In the con sequent operation, this relief agency entered upon a commercial enterprise greater than any single commercial firm has ever undertaken in the same period of time. In the ensuing months the Red Cross converted 85,000,000 bushels of wheat into flour and bread and gave it to 6,803,000 families. The distribution was through 3,700 Red Cross chapters and hundreds of other charitable agen cies. During the severe northwestern drought of 1931 the Red Cross also gave wheat in the form of food for live stock to 184,188 families. The clothing — dresses, underwear, overalls, jumpers, sweaters and stock ings for men, women and children, and even blankets and comforters—was dis tributed to 6,465,410 families. More than 64,000,000 ready-made garments and 92,000,000 yards of cotton cloth were given to the needy. This clothing came from 844,000 bales of cotton. The wheat distribution was conclud ed in June, 1933, and final distribution of cotton clothing is occurring in the fall months. In handling these tasks voted to it by Congress, the Red Cross will ex pend from its own treasury $735,000. At the same time the organization car ried on its regular program of disaster relief; of service to the veterans of all our wars; of educational and welfare work through the Junior Red Cross; of health education and public health nursing and of life saving and first aid. Funds for this work come from the membership roll call the Red Cross chapters conduct from Armistice Day to Thanksgiving Day, when every one is invited to join the Red Cross and aid In thl* vital relief work. Seven hundred thousand women vol unteers under the Red Cross banner sewed for the needy last year and many thousands still are making cot ton garments for their Red Cross chapters. The Red Cross has 3,701 chapters and 10,000 branches of chapters. Thus It can be mobilized nationwide in a great relief task within 24 hours. Uncle Sam is asking that all Christ mas packages be mailed early to a void congestion of the mails. ***** Give the Times to a friend for Christmas. It will go into his home 52 times for one dollar. ***** Merchants will sonn be displaying holiday goods and reminding you to shop early. * * * * * ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as administrates of the estate of G. C. Warden, de ceased, notice is hereby given to al parsons holding claims against thi estate to present them to the under signed within twelve months fron this date or this notice will be pleat in bar of recovery. All persons in debted to the estate are notified t» make immediate settlement. This Nov. 6th, 1933. HOMER A SMITH. NOTICE! NORTH CAROLINA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY. In The Superior Court—Before the Clerk. B. D. Beamer, executor of J. H. Rhu dy, deceased, Plaintiff, vs Mrs. Hattie Rhudy, Jame3 Rhud; Mary F. Sutherland, Horace Sutk erland, Ralph M. Rhudy, Elis Os borne and T. H. Osborne, efendant? The defenedants above named, will take notice that action entitled at above has been commenced in the Superior Court of Surry County North arolina, to sell land owned bj 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 and answer or demur to the complaint in said action, or the Plaintiff wii: 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 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 Leff Choate as defendants, I will >n Monday, Dec. 4th, 1933, at on V clock P. M., at the court house a Sparta, N. C., to satisfy said ex( 2ution, sell to the highest bidder fc ;ash, the following real estate, tc wit: FIRST TRACT: Beginning on stake on Main Street of Sparta, N.C running north 52% E. ICO feet to : 3take; S. 42 y2 W. 25 feet 10 inche. 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, Page 338. 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’o 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 NOTICE 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 ed to the estate are notified to make settlement. This Nov. 6th, 1933. M. E. REEVES, Executor of Ellen Miller. NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE NORTH CAROLINA ALLEGHANY COUNTY In. The Superior Court—Before the Clerk J. Cam Fields, plaintiff, -vs J. Mack Osborne, defendant. Under and by virtue of an execu tion in attachment dirtcted to the undersigned by the Superior Court of Alleghany County in the above-en titled action, I will, on Monday, Jan. 1st. 1934 at one O’Clock P. M. at the court house door at Sparta, sell to the highest bidder for cash to satisfy said execution, all the right, title, and in terest of the defendant J. Mack Os borne in the following described real estate, to-wit: Being a one seventh undivided in terest in what is known as the Jennie Reeves place, lying and being in said county, Prathers Creek Township, ad i joining the lands of Eugene Transou, E. L. Williams and others, containing about 156 acres, and fully described by metes and bounds in a deed from D. C. Duncan, Administrator of W. G. Reeves dated Dec. 1st, 1930 and re corded in the office of the Register of Deeds of said county in Book 40 Page 570 and 571. This the 23rd. day of Nov. 1933. R. B. McMillan, Sheriff, By Walter M. Irwin, D. S. The days of barter have not been relegated to the past. Yesterday we heard a man say to a local merchant, “Gimme three rabbits’ worth o' gun shells." # * * * * NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND FOR PARTITION! STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA ALLEGHANY COUNTY. By virtue of a decree of the Super ior Court of Alleghany County in a special proceeding entitled “Maggie Bell McMillan vs Page McMilland and others, I will offer for sale at public i luction at the court house door at , Sparta on Saturday, December 23rd, I 1933, at 12 o’clock noon, a certain i tract of land situate near New Hope I -hurch in said county and known as j ‘the Sue McMillan land,” adjonling the lands of Wiley M. Irwin, R. A. ! Doughton and others, and containing about 24 acres. Terms of sale: One third cash and balance on a credit of nine months, purchaser to give bond with security for deferred payment. This November 21, 1933. R. A. DOUGHTON, Commissioner ! NOTICE! STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF ALLEGHANY, In The Superior Court—Before the Clerk; Z. L. Osborne, Plaintiff, vs Jane Parsons, Ellen South, Sara Hol come, Nannie Surrat, Zack South, Tom South, Clemmie Ward, Wick Parsons, Del Parsons, and others, heirs at law of Pebe Johnston, Nan cy South, Mary Parsons and Hiley Osborne, defendants. The non-resident of the defendants above named will take notice that an action entitled as above has been commenced in the Superior Court of Alleghany County, being an action for sale for partition all the lands of which F. M. Osborne died, seized and possessed in said county. The defen dants will further take notice that they are required to appear at the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Alleghany County on or before thirty days from this date and answer or demur to the petition filed here or the relief demanded will be granted. This November 21, 1933. A. F. REEVES, Clerk of the Superior Court. NOTICE IN THE SUPERIOR COURT BEFORE THE CLERK NORTH CAROLINA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY Helen Osborne and husband, Charlie Osborne, Plaintiffs -vs 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 described lands: 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 iof Booker Taylor, Fielder Mabe, Bed | ney Pruitt, and R. L. Doughton. Said j sale will be made for one-half cash ,on day of sale, and balance on twelve months time. This November 7, 1933. R. F. Crouse, Commissioner. 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, j to-wit: 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 I 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, i IN THE SUPERIOR COURT NORTH CAROLINA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY. Sidney Gambill, Administrator of the estate of J. W. Roup, deceased, ; vs Mrs. Nannie Roup et al. An upset bid having been made on the 3ale 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 to-wit: 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 Novfember 1st, 1933. SIDNEY GAMBILL, Commisioner. TO YOU Our Subscribers and Advertisers ON THIS APPROPRIATE OCCASION THANKSGIVING DAY WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY OF THANKING YOU FOR ENCOURAGEMENT DURING THE PAST SIX MONTHS. WE APPRECIATE THE INTEREST YOU HAVE SHOWN IN YOUR HOME PAPER, AND WE PLEDGE YOU OUR BEST EFFORTS IN THE FUTURE TO MAKE THE TIMES A PAPER THAT TRULY REFLECTS THE j LIFE AND INTERESTS OF OUR CITIZENSHIP. SINCERELY, The ALLEGHANY TIMES Your Home Paper I SPECI ALS'CCHRISTMAS Just rec' .ved a new shipment of living room suiteaii specially priced for CHRISTMAS. These are genuine^ values, selling elsewhere for $70.00 & up. Our Prices: TAPESTRY SUITE.$47.5oj GENUINE VELOURS ..... ..$58,501 ********** Give yourself a new floor covering for Christmas.! Genuine Armstrong Linoleums in bright new patterns.] Special Price: (size 9x12).. .$5.55 to$6.50j Dress up your living room with a new wool felt rug. Varied patterns (size 9x12).$13.50 Kitchen cabinets and Washington ranges bought on the low market and the savings passed on to you. $8.50 values in cotton mattresses at $5.00 to $6.50 A full line of iron beds, mattresses, chairs, etc.I AH other furniture and goods specially priced fori CHRISTMAS and the NEW YEAR. P S BOYS, if you want good shotguns at less than present wholesale prices, see me at once. Only a few left. .^ee me save money on your home furnishings.! SPARTA FURNITURE COMPANY - A. L. Rector, Manager ***** 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 TIKES_ GENERAL REPAIRS POPULAR PRICES F. M. JOINES, Manager. SPARTA, NORTH CAROLINA TRUSTEE’S SAIJE NORTH CAROLINA, ALLEGHANY COUNTY. By virtue of the power conferred in the undersigned, A. B. Steadham, Trustee, in a 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 real estate: In Gap Civil Township, adjoining1 the lands of Bess Spicer, W. B. Estep, Hay Hampton and others, being the tract of land conveyed to T G Rich ardson by 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 c descnphon; containing 67 and 56 100 acres, more or less. This October 31, 1933. A. B, STEADHAM, Trustee. A third allotment of pork from ^ Federal Government has been ed in the State, and Alleghany will ?et her share within a few daL ***** See Castevens Motor Co., for radio catteries, tubes, and service.—adv.