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VOL 9.
ALLEGHANY COUNTY, SPARTA, N. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1933
No’29
NO LOAFING TOLERATED
IN CWA WORK JROJECTS
Raleigh, N. C. Dec. 3, Employees
on Civil Works Administration pro
jects in North Carolina will hold
their jobs strictly on merit, accord
ing to Mrs. Thomas O’Berry, North
Carolina C. W. A. Administrator.
Mrs. O’Berry said, futhermore,
that a plan is now being formulated
for keeping a close check on the
hundreds of C. W. A. projects being
started throughout the State to see
that there is “no loafing on the job,”
“The fact that thc-je projects are
being financed by Federal funds
does not mean that the C. W. A. pay
roll is a dole.” Mrs. O’Berry said.
“Every employee will be held strict
ly accountable for his work just as
if he were working for a private em
ployer. And any employee will be
subject to dismissal who fails to
measure up to the requirements of
his job and who fails to give an
honest day’s work.
“While we’re leaving the super
vision of the many projects up to
local supervisors we’re going to keep
a close check on all men employed
by the C. W. A. to see there is no
loafing on the job. We feel strongly
that every one of these jobs is im
portant and that everyy yemployee
must realize that he is doing a ser
ious work anf therefore must work
just as hard as if he were being em
ployed privately.”
Mrs. O’Berry said that since Fed
eral funds are being used to meet
the payrolls she feels it is the dqty
of the State Administration to see
that all projects are carried out. ef
ficiently. She said also that the
State administration will do its ut
most to see that employees who are
discharged because of incompetence
or indulgence and who therefore are
thrown back on the direct releif
rolls are legally proscecuted.
“The Emergency Releif will, of
course, make every effort to care
for the families of these men so dis
charged.” Mrs. O’Berry said, “ but
we feel that the men themselves
should be subject to indictment for
non-support of their families just as
they would be if they failed to take
advantage of available private em
ployment.
"The Cicil Works Administration
s iproviding the jobs and it is up to
the men employed to hold these jobs
by industrious and ambitious effort.
If they fail to do so they will be
discharged and no further effort will
be made to aid them.”
This statement by the State ad
ministrator clearly indicates that
despite the fears of many employers
of labor throughout the State, the
C. W. A. is not to be used by em
ployees as a means of getting easy
money. Mrs. O’Berry was parti
cularly emphatic in pointing out that
the C. W. A. is not providing “soft
jobs.”
WILKES TWINS
STRANGELY MISSING
North Wilkesboro, Dec. l.-(UP)
Wilkes county authorities tonight
said they had no clues to explain
the strange dissappearance of Phil
more and Elmore Eller, 14-year-old
twins, son3 of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Eller of near Wiilkesboro, who van
ished Monday morning while on
their way to school.
Although police and other agen
cies in nearby counties and through
out the State have been notified and
asked to aid in the search for the
boys, no trace of them had been
found Friday night, according to W.
B. Somers, .sheriff of Wilkes county.
The twins, students at the Wilkes
boro school, rode to school Monday
morning on the school bus but never
entered the building. They were
seen on the school yard a short
while before classes began, but drop
ped from sight shortly thereafter.
The parents are unable to explain
their disappearance, saying they
never had been away from home but
a few hours before. As the family
is one of moderate means, kidnap
ping has been dismissed as the pos
sible motive. Mrs. Eller said they
had only five cents, with which to
buy pencils, when they left home
Monday.
Piney Creek Future
Farmers Enjoy Hunt
Piney Creek, N. C. Dec. 4.,-“Oui
chapter of Future Farmers of Amer
ica enjoyed a gunless rabbit hunt on
the afternoon of Nnvember, 30. Wf
had about thirty-five good races and
caught five rabbits.
• In the evening we had a wild meat
and marshmallow roast at which the
faculty and many of our lady friends
were present.
This was the first social event ol
the year, and the first of its kind
but it proved to be a great success
Percy Douglass, Reporter
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LOCAL
SIDE ■ GLANCES
Only matters of routine business
were transacted at a meeting of the
county commissioners Monday. Quite
a number of claims were approved
and ordered paid.
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Thq reemployment office has taken
about 75 cases from the rolls of the
! releif office.
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Mrs. R. D. Gentry is now social
worker for the releif office. It will
be her duty to investigate thorough
ly the needs of cases already on re
leif and any new applicants for re
leif. j
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A total of 876 men had been re
gistered at the local CWA office
Monday night. This number includes
applicants transferred from the re
leif rolls. Quite a number of these
men are now at work on various
projects in the county. One new pro
ject has been started at Piney
Creek, and others are awaiting ap
proval.
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Nine gallons of “hilarity fluid”
were poured out on the corner near'
the Times office Tuesday morning.
Quite a number of people were at
tracted to the scene, and many com
ments made. One fellow jocularly
said he was goirig to stand on |.he
corner and smell the alcoholic fumes
as long as he could.
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Mr. Bain Doughton left Wednesday
for Washington, Baltimore, and Pdil
adelphia on a business trip. While
away he will try to locate good mar
kets for turkeys and other farm pro
duce. He expects j.o return Sunday or
Monday.
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Forty new men were transferred
to the Sparta convict camp Tuesday,
bringing the total number of convicts
there up to 76. Most of these men are
now working the county roads. A few
are employed in cleaning up the
grounds of the camp. The water sys
tem hasxbeen completed, and not and
cold shower baths are now available.
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The new CWA projects were start
ed this week. One is a road leading
from Piney Creek j.o Scottville, and
the other is a road leading from
Highway 26 near Sparta via Pine
Swamp to Whitehead.
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Robbers broke into the State Gar
age at Twin Oaks Sunday night and
obtained two or three gallons of gas
before they scared away by Dock
Mabe, who happened to pass at the
time. Made saw the intruders and
called for help, but they were gone
before aid arrived. The sheriff in
vestigated the robbery, but as yet
no noe has been arrested. Warrants
have been issued for two suspects,
however.
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Saturday night robbers entered
Hill’s store at Piney Creek, but very
little, if anything, was missed. It is
thought that the same person or per
sons who entered the State Garage
at Twin Oaks were involved in the
store greaking at Piney Creek.
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CHURCHES
METHODIST CHURCH NEWS
C. VV. Russell, Pastor
The pastor was happy to see the
large crowds at the three services
last Sunday to begin the Conference
year. Let us keep up good attendance
at all activities of the Church during
the year. We who have our names
on the church registers promised God
one day, when the vows were taken,
to attend the services of the church.
workAny pastor who wants to see
God’s work move forward is happy
to meet his flock in the house of
God. I hope to see all members of
the churches at the following places
Sunday: Shiloh Sunday at 11 A. M.
Piney Creek Sunday afternoon at
2:30 P. M., Cox’s Chapel Sunday
evening at 7 P. M.
The pastor and Mr. T. J. Carson
will attend the Dictrict Stewards
meeting at Mount Airy Friday. Mr.
I Carson was appointed District
Steward by our deceased Elder, Bro.
Poovey.
Miss Mollie Hampton a member
of Shiloh Church who underwent a
very serious operation two weeks
ago is slowly improving.
SLOGAN
“THE LIPS AND LIFE SHOULD
SPEAK THE SAME MESSAGE.”
BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. G. A. Martin expects to move
to the Baptist parsonage this week
. taking up the work in the Associa
tion of which Rev. J. L. Underwood
resigned. He will preach at Sparta
Baptist Church Sunday morning Dec.
10th, regular preaching time.
Elder J. M. Williams will preach
at Elk Creek Saturday and Sunday
. Dec. 9 and 10.
SALES TAX SHOWS CON
TINUED GAIN IN STATE
j Raleigh, N. C. Dec. 2-With the
three per cent general tax, estimated
to yeild an average of $700,000
monthly, showing a return of $595,
000 in November as compared with
j $550,000 in October, Revenue Com
missioner A. J. Maxwell Friday re
ported sharply increased general
fund collections over the same month
last year, while highway revenues
continued to show the consistent
gains recorded in past months.
Total general fund receipts last
month were $1,047,776.71 as compared
to $598,131.32 in November, 1932,
while the five-month total for this
fiscal year was $8,796,628.48 as com
pared to only $6,419,032.77 for the
same period a year ago.
Increased gasoline tax collections
pushed the total highmay fund col
lections for November $205,778.85
above these receipts for the month
a year ago. Highway fund collec
tions last month were $1,458,343.71
as compared to $1,252,564.86 in No
vember, 1932.
Highway fund collections for the
five months of the current fiscal year
totaled $7,212,232.43 as compared to
$6,520,900,40* for the same period a
year ago.
“The most satisfactory phase of
our November experience was the
continuing steady increase in sales
tax and in motor vehicle and gaso
line revenue,” Maxwell said.
“The largest increase in sales tax
revenue was in October, which in
creased $137,848 over September.
That increase was due in part to
quartely returns.
PRESIDENT MAKES PLEA
FOR TEMPERANCE AS HE
ENDS REIGN of DRY LAW
Washington, Dec. 5.—(AP)—A
doubly-purpose proclamation, put
ting an official end to prohibition
and calling on Americans to help re
store respect for law and order, was
issued tonight by President Roose
velt.
The proclamation, an unusual one,
was signed by the Chief Executive
shortly after Acting Secretary Phil
lips had certified tha^ 36 states had
approved the repealing amendment.
The National Recovery Act made
it. mandatory that the Chief Execu
tive proclaim the end of prohibition
in order to abolish a series of spe
cial taxes.
The President made a special plea
that no sta^e authorize return ol
the saloon, either in its old form
or in a new guise, and said the ob
jective being sought through a na
tional policy was education of every
citizen toward greater temperance.
Asks Cooperation.
In asking for cooperation with the
governmenj. in an effort to restore
respect for law and order, the Pres
ident enjoined all citizens and others
in the United States to confine their
purchases of alcoholic beverages sole
ly to licensed dealers.
“The policy of the government
will be to see to it that |.he social
and politicals evils that have existed
not be revived nor permitted again
I to exist,” he said. “We must re
I move forever from our midst the
I menace of jhe bootlegger and such
! others as would profit at the ex
pense of good government and law
and order.”
He said the observance or his re
quest for purchases solely from li
censed dealers or agencies was made
“personally to every individual and
every family” in the nation, and
would result in consumption of bev
erages which had passed Federal
inspection, in the break-up and even
tual destruction of the “notoriously
evil illicij. liquor traffic,” and pay
ment of reasonable taxes for sup
port of the government
Protect Dry States.
The proclamation directed “spe
cific attention” to authority given
the government by jhe repeal
amendment to prohibit transporta
tion or importation of intoxicating
liquors into dry states.
In concluding, the President said:
“I trust in j.he good sense of the
American people that they will not
bring upon themselves the curse of
excessive use of intoxicating liquors
to the detriment of health, morals
and social integrity.”
With a dash of ceremony, Utah
laj.e today wrote the end to national
prohibition in a decree that opened
the doors of liquor shops in 18
states.
Almost half a dozen other states
were completing plans for legaliz
ing sale under their own laws. The
remainder of the nation remained
dry.
Man, 87, Husks Corn Daily.
Corning, la., Dec. 2. - (AP)
Adams county can’t boast a cham
pion corn husker in the matter oi
speed, but it does nominate its Frank
’ Stewart, 87, as a dean of corn husk
ers. He husked corn daily this fall.
SPEAKER RAINEY DE
CLADES ADMINISTRATION
WILL CONTINUE
Washington, Dec. 2.—Speaker
Henry T. Rainey told a radio audi
ence recently that the Administra
tion is battling against poverty and
unemployment and would carry on
until the last vestige of the old or
der was destroyed, The problem of
the Roosevelt Administration, he as
serted, was to combat the effects of
12 years of reactionary legislation
which culminated in the distress
ing conditions of last March and
April.
“The war will continue in spite of
the protests of business oiganiza
tions which stand for the old order
of things,” he aserted, “in spite of
the protest of discredited political
leaders of the old regime.”
Declaring that “there can be no
retreat now,” Mr. Rainey estimated
that 4,000,000 of the 12,000,000 work
ers who were idle on March 3 have,
been put back to work. He praised
the steel industriy, whose report to
the NRA indicated an annual pay
roll increase of $78,000,000 a year. He
expressed gratification over the rec
ognition of Soviet Russia, and ac
claimed the establishment of the Civil
Works Administration as the boldest
stroke taken by the Administration
for releif of the destitute.
Although emphasized that he was
not speaking for President Roosevelt,
Mr. Rainey expressed his personal
beleif that gold would go to $41.34
an ounce, double the statutory
price.
“We are no longer tied to the
back of a golden calf,” he said. “The
gold standard, as we knew it a
month ago, has gone, never to re
turn. We are beginning to under
stand that goods, not gold, are the
real values. Of course, we are legis
lating for the debtor classes. We are
going to make it easier for them to
pay their debts. We are no longer
legislating for a favored few.
“In the modern scheme of things
there is no place for the exploiters,
the grafters and the parasites. They
ire not being considered. They re
ceive to much consideration in the
12 years which preceded the present
Administration.
North Wilkesboro Man
Injured In Accident
Statesville, Dec. 3.-Frank P. Blair,
57, prominent business man of North
Wilkesboro was seriously injured in
l wreck occuring Sunday afternoon
on No 1 Highway between Taylors
ville and Sonover, when the Negro
driver applied the brakes going down
an incline on the wet pavement, lost
control and the automobile left the
road and crashed into a tree.
Mr. Blair and his driver, Kelly
Horton, colored, were brought to
the Davis hospital here.
Mr. Blair suffered severe head in
juries, severe internal injuries and
lost much blood, it being necessary
to give him a blood transfusion.
Late tonight a report from the hos
pital was that Mr. Blair is in a very
cerious condition, with only small
chances ofr recovery. The colored
driver had a broken upper jaw and
cuts on the chin.
REPEAL NOT EXPECTED
TO AFFECT STATE
GREAT DEAL
Raleigh, N. C. Dec. 5,—With for
mal “death” of the 18th Amendment
to the Federal Constitution scheduled
tor this afternoon, ii appears now
that dry North Carolina's status,
from a whiskey standpoint, will not
be materially changed by the basic
law of the United States.
While no definite plans have yet
been announced by either j.he State
}r Federal governments for keeping
North Carolina dry, present condi
tions are such that there will be no
great flow of post-Volstead whiskey
into the State.
In the first place North Carolina
is bound to the North and South
by stars which are still dry. South
Carolina allows its citizens to buy
a quart of intoxicating liquor per
month while Virginia will be dry un
der state statutes until the Virginia
General Assembly meets in January.
Legal whiskey may be obtained in
Tennessee, the western boundary of
North Carolina, as soon as repeal is
consummated.
While there have been no announ
cements as to the plans for keeping
whiskey from flowing from wet
states into North Carolina, provi
sions of the codes under which dis
tillers and whiskey wholesalers will
work are expected to provide an ade
quate bar to shipments of any large
amounts of liquor into this State.
It is said that there are eight cars
for every mile of road in the United
States.
BOARD EDUCATION RE
QUESTS FEDERAL FUNDS
FOR BUILDING
SCHOOL HOUSE AT
LAUREL SPRINGS
BOARD of EDUCATION Meets
Quite a number of people came
to town Monday to attend the meter
ings of the Commissioners and thte
Board of Education. The Board of
Education agreed to request the Civ
il Works Commission in Washington
to appropriate funds sufficient ’ jo
build a schoolhouse for Cranberry
Township at Laurel Springs. This
project will be submitted to the pro
per authorities as soon as estimates
of the materials and bids on the
same can be obtained.
The plan approved for j.he build
ing i3 known as State plan No. 10,
and the blue print and the building
was adopted by the Board of Edu
cation, but the cost of the building
cannot be ascertained until the spec
ifications are prepared and bids on
the material secured.
The Board sold the Zion school
house and lot to Mrs. W. R. Gentry
for $37.00.
Teachers’ salaries for November
were paid promptly at the end of
the month.
The teachers meeting Saturday
was devoted to a fuller consideration
of the health program, in the schools.
A number of teachers made short
talks, and an interesting session of
the Teachers Association was held.
LOCAL CWA OFFICE PITT
ING MEN TO WORK AS
FAST AS PROJECTS
ARE APPROVED
CIVIL WORKS ADMINISTRATION
Claude Miles returned lat Tuesday
night from Raleigh, where he attend
ed a State-wide meeting of county
Civil Works administration. While
there Mr. Miles obtained first-hand
information from Washington in re
gard to CWA work in local communi
ties. %
Up to the present time 158 men
and two women have been put to
work on CWA projects in the county.
Alleghany was alloted 178 men, but
that number has not been put to
work due to the fact that projects
requiring that many men have not
been approved yet. Just now local
offices are waiting j.o get projects
approved, to put women to work.
Tuesday Mrs. O’Berry, State Ad
ministrator of CWA, received a tele
gram from Washington, stating that
North Carolina had been alloted 5000
more men for CWA projects. These
men will be alloted to each county
according j.o population and releif
load for the month of October.
Alan Johnston, regional field dir
estor, from Washington was in Ral
eikh Tuesday and he advised county
directors that they in Washington
were working day and night making
plans to put the unemployed to work.
Mr Miles stated the local office is
putting men to work just as fast as
he can get projects approved, and
he asks that all unemployed who
want work to wait patiently, and at
the proper time he will notify them
of the time and place to work. He
hopes by Dec. 15 to receive instruc
tions from Washing!.on, giving him
permissino to put 356 men to work
during this month. This cannot be
done, however, without instructions
from Washington. He stated that un
employed men need not come to his
office three or four times a day
asking abouj. work, ofr all who have
registered will be notified just as
soon as work is available for them.
Teachers and nurces ind non-pro
fessional women of the County are
advised that no jobs are yet available
but that a State director of work for
women has been appointed, and that
this director will appoinj. directors
for counities and districts. These
local directors Will have charge of
the work for women, and as soon as
this organization is perfected,- the
local administrator will notify the
women in the county.
COTTON TAKES BIG DROP
FRIDAY ON BALD HILL
Cotton took a big drop last Fri
day afternoon, or at least ten bales
did. .A truck load of cotton from
Statesville passed through Sparta on
the way to Fries. Near the top of
Bald Hill the truck ran off the hard
surface, lurched, and threw ten bales
of cotton down a steep embankment.'
One of the bales had the bagging
torn off in the fall. The remainder
of the load was noj dislocated. After
about two hours work the cotton
was reloaded, and the truck proceed
ed on the way to Fries.
When questioned the driver refus
i ed to divulge his name or the name
J of the owner of the truck.
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LIQUOR BECAME LEGAL
IN 24 STATES TUESDAY ;
Washington, D. C., Dec. 4—-.The !
nation tomorrow will be “half wet1
and: half dry,” but no Lincoln has !
arisen, even from the die-hard pro- ^
hibitionist ranks to threaten that j
“thus divided, it cannot survive.4”
With late afternoon tomorrow,
when Utah’s constitutional con
vention makes that State the i
thrity-sixth to ratify repeal, the
legal deluge will come for just
24 spates.
In some of the other. 24, the end
of the dry era will be deferred pen- j
ding. enactment of regulatory state !
laws. In others, no end is in sight.•{
Dry for years, dry now, they plan to
continue to be dry.
In theory, December 5 turns the
liquor question back ».o the states.
Actually, the Federal government
will keep a firm hand on the traffic,
however, as far as the Constitution
and the national recovery act permit.
, One of President Roosevelt’s first
acts today on returning from Warm
Springs, Ga., will be to sign an ex
ecutive order clothing Joseph H. Co
ate, liquor czar under various liquor
codes, with sweepingenforcement and:
regulatory authority. • '
Yesterday Choate and other mem
bers of the Federal Alcohol Control
Administration were completing i.he
organization "which will prevent the
country from going on a wild wet
rampage during the next few mon
ths.
Thanksgiving Celebration
Staged at Whitehead
Wlutehead Celebration -
The Thanksgiving service andCel
ebration of the victory of' the Dry
Forces in thetownchip and state at
Riberty Church at Whitehead Nov
ember 30th was a “red letter” day
for the community.
Every talk was on a high plane
of. Thanksgiving and encouragement
to the moral forces to fibht to the
finish for the things . that make for
a nobler people in any community.
The entire township was well re
presented as well as other' sections.
The program was carried out by
Rev. C. H. Mcknight of Independence
Hon. George Cheek and Dr. Duncan
of Sparta, Prof. A. O. Joines, of
East Bend, Mr. Smith, of Winston
Salem and Mr. Roberts', of Citron
were all given closest attention as
they brought their splendid messages
The services closed with a beau
tiful scripture lesson by Rev. C. H.
McKnight.
All seemed. to be happy that they
joined in this simple uplifting ser
vice.
“HERE AND THERE”
, Civil Works Adminstration pro-"
jects .which, will give work to 49,172
persons have been approved since the
CWA began functioning in this Sj.ate.
Reports from 67 counties indicate
that 15,583 men received, checks last
Saturday for work dune on these pro-.
jects. It-is expected Abat North Car
olina's quota, of 67,000 men will be
■put to work soon.
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CWA headquaj.ers in Washington
have approved a plan for develop
ment of community centers in North
Carolina. Community centers would
include park areas, camps, lodges for
farm meetings, and meeting grounds
for all community groups. The max
imum cost for such development shall
not exceed $15,000, the land and r.iat
terials to be supplied by the commun
‘ities.
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Col. and Mrs. Lindbergh are on>the
Wesj. Coast of • Africa awaiting a
fresh wind to lift their huge red
monoplane for a, flight tp South A
merica. With a heavy load of .fuel
sufficient to carry them across 1,900
miles of open sea the plane refused
to lift from the.- water ii> the dead
calm.
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South Carolina officially declared
itself against |he 21st ' amendment
Monday in a state convention'- which
voted unanimously dry almost on the
eve of national repeal. ■
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A rain of live fishes has been re
ported in the Canal Zone. A number
of live specimens were captured and
sent to the American Museum of Nat
ural History in New York for iden
tification.
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It is estimate that there are 15,000,
000 horses and mules still on the job
on American farms, and experts fore
see the return of these animals to '
first place in the esteem of good far
mers.
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A new motor cycle is equipped with
wing-like extensinos of cubing to pro
\ tect the rider’s legs from injury by
being brushed by other vehicles.
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SCENIC HIGHWAY MEE^
IN HILLSVILLE DEC. 8
Citizens To Organize ^hd
Work for Blue Ridge^
Crest Route
A meeting of all'persons inteteftted
in the scenic highway'that is pfdpos
ed to. be built along the crest of*the
DLie Ridge will be held in HillBVille
courthouse next Frfday aftertibon,
December 8th, at 2:30 when *iBWf or
ganization . will be perfectfeif^and
plans made looking to the 'establish
ment of the route along the 'Blue
Ridge crest. * •*%
Already it is almost an: aSWbred
fact that the public wofks aWninls
tration is soon to' undertake fSH§*con
struction of this / big projfeet^la a
means of giving 'employment'Jti* the
vast number of idle pebple/’*Secre
tary of Interior, Mr. Ickes1," ha^Sftsur
ed those interested in the ^fbject
that the mopey’wiU be fcrtlidHifaing,
setting aside sixtedn 'milltdif dollars
for the project, with th^fndShstand- ’
ing that the states wilI*j5?bvW# the
right of ways. This wfiPbfe^^adly
done and the matter is now in the
hands of the departtnlcftfifl^ officials
for working out the ddtaiii 6f the
project, such as maping but thd^oute
of the. highway and of sefcuiing the
right of. way. v~* '• *
Both Mr. Ickes and President*jEtoos
evelt have expressed themselves high
ly in (favor of the highway but* have
shown no interest'in the routing of
the road over any paMclHar section.
Both stated" at/a meeting sometime
ago that they wanted if’tCPbl built
as a scenic highway ahcP*f#^t the
only thing they ha’d'^to" say**about
the . route was that *dt§ji£ sSfecting
it are to “give particular aftefftion to
grandeur and elevathiri/" ThfePwould
mean that when the foatP'fe’Sfiies to
the chasms that yawn’ *in "ffe face
around the pinnacles" of 'Dan these
chasms are to be bridged or other
wise traversed so’ as to maintain
their grandeur and beauty to the
traveling public. And when the road
reaches Fisher’s Peak, no effort is
to be made to dodge 'this f&Hhidable
giant of nature that towers above
all the other surrounding mountain
peaks, but probably the/ road wobld
be graded oyer the peak anti thus
afford a commanding view1 of the
country that would thus be "unfolded
to the view of the motorist.-* *■*
The command of the President to
give particular attention ' to1-' “gran
deur and elevation” is a'fnost hope
ful sign that the Biiie Ridge crest
route will be adhered to as first
planned.
But there are many sections desir
ing this road and those* interested in
the Blue Ridge route must" not cease
in their work to see that this route
is finally adopted. It is for'this rea
son that a meeting of alFHaiterested
citizens is to be held at?" Hillsville
next Friday afternoon. Plans will
then be definitely formed vrso that
this section may be in position to
influence the authorities in change to
locate the route on the Blue Ridge,
and also a plan for securing right
of ways in this locality Will be work
ed out. : ‘ *
Many able speakers will' be pre
sent at the meeting' to assist in for
mulating the plans" and further ex
plaining the work' that is "to be done.
Hon. Floyd Landreth of Galax and
Judge Southerland 'are "ejected to
be present, also Hon. 3J> Murray
Hooker of Stuart, A. "D. -^olger of
Dobson, Solicitor Carlyle Higgins of
Sparta, and others. *
The Mount -"Xlry Times
K. DOUGHTON TOOMOT
ED TO HIGHER^OFFICE
The appointment bf.-J.iK. Dough
ton, Director of thd R.4ehn*ond Office
of the Reconstruction..-Finance Cor
poration; to‘the; post-ofaJMstrict A
genj^ of the' Federal. Land Bank of
Baltimore is of much iafcfifest to his
many friends both in “.Virginia and
North Carolina- and is of especiall
interest to thef people afj Alleghany
where he is known-.and‘.greatly be
loved. Mr. Dought6n. ‘b§» been with
the Banking Division of the Recon
struction FinahGe -1 Corporation for
more than a year-. His Lerritory cov
ered Virginia, West ^Virginia, and
Maryland and the District of Colum
bia with headquaters and offices in
the Federal Reserve Bank in Rich
mond. The appointment to his new
post was made and acoepted by him
the last of November and he will
take charge of the Baltimore offices
sometime before the first of the year.
The many friends and acquaintances
which Mr. Doughton and his family
have in Richmond .regret very much
to see them make Baltimore their
future home and in an interview with
newspaper reporters Mr. Doughton
said that his work in Richmond has
been most pleasant bututhai he felt
that he' could not-afford to reject
the new post to which he has been
appointed.
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