:=™-' . . . : - _ „ -
1HE ALLEGHANY TIMES
$1.00 Per Year
— ■■ ■■■ - — —
Published Every Thursday
SS&tarcd m Second-class matter at
ftm Port-office in Sparta. K C.
■WW R STEPHEN _Editor
THURSDAY. DECEMBER 7. 1833
Have you Joined the Red Cross
yet? Do you beleive in helping the
homeless. the sick, the cripple, the
pottle who have suffered in some
disaster? Do you beleive in doing un
to othree as you would have others;
do unto you? The Red Cross has
Spent thousands of dollars In human
itarian work in our county. Can we
altered to let this opportunity of
showing our gratitude to that organ
isation by getting our quota of mem
bers, pass? Last year the teachers of
ARaghany Joined the Red Cross one
hundred percent, expecting other cit
inans to do likewise. Of the 69 mem
bers in the county tost year, however,
nearly ninety per cent were teachers.
XSat shouldn't happen again this
year. Surely there are people In Alle
ghany who can spare a dollar for
membership better than low-salaried
teachers. The teachers of the County
are toady and willing to help, but
the teachers feel, and rightly so,
that there are others who can afford
to Join much better than they, and
they are expecting these others to
cooperate in getting our quota of
The in the court house at
at Hillsvllle, Va. Friday afternoon,
Dec. S, at 2:30 should be of interest
to every citizen in Allegheny County.
If the park-to-park filghway follows
the crest of the Blue Ridge, it will
traverse a section of the county,
opening up new areas and bringing
many benefits to our citizens. There
ate interests at work to get the high
way routed through southwestern
Virginia by BristoL*If it would be
to the citizens of that sec
tion to have the highway, it would
he equally beneficial ' to us. We
Mmiltl have a large delegation from
the County to attend this meeting
Friday and help form an organiza
tion to work for our Interest in
routing the scenic highway.
Wet prophets in the last General
Assembly are faring badly as their
predictions meet the facts. They
were confident that" the sentiment
of the State was wet. Then came
•November 7. They predicted that
hoar taxes would net the State 91,
000,000, a sum which th$ more real
istic Budget Bureau immediately ed
ited to a $600,000 estimate. The facts
are that the tax baa- never netted
more than $40,000 a mdnth and has
fallen to $23,000 and -if*till falling.
If the State gets $300,000 it will be
lucky, according to present indica
Raleigh News and Observer
FIB Library Shelves ijlth Lltedature
Librarians in manjMparts of the
country need more books and maga
stoes to meet the demand of thou
sands of new readers who now have
leisure for self-improviment.
Books are fast we&nfig ouj in lib
arias which have not the money to
replace them. Books of all kinds are
needed, but especially those on cur
rent topics, art, history, biography,
gardening and standardjfletioa.
Children, 100,000 or of whom
are boys and girls of the same age.*:
ef 14 and 16, have been released
from child labor, must, be taught the
projer use of leisure. Reading is a
congenial and constructive use of lei
sure. The shelves of the regular stan
dard literature for children have
been sadly lacking in some Ubrabries
ssd are now being bepleted in others.
Public spirited citizens esn help
fUl them shelves in two ways: by
outright purchase and gift of books
to libraries, and by selecting volumes
from their personal libraries and giv
ing them to their country or city
Bubm ud School Teachers
Under the NRA code in the Cl^y
of Richmond. Va. barbers are guar
anteed $728 per year for 02 weeks.
Country school teachers fa that state
last year received an average of $633.
This year they will receive a great
The training required to make a
good barber is a fifth grade educa
tion or less, and an apprenticeship
of about three months. The training
required to make a good school tea
cher is a high school' education of
four schools and two y£ars in a state
normal school. Thereafter the teach
er is expected to keep abreast fith
education through extension courses
or by attending accredited colleges
The barber’s responsibility is to
his customer and to certain sani
tary regulations of the municipality
ar state affecting Lis trade. The re
sponsibility of the teacher is a sac
red trust for faithful*-performance
ef duty to the pupil and society, a
performance upon which.our civili
Buy—rent—or sen—anything that
pan don’t need with n Timm Want
Ad. 1 amt a word par insertion
Read the Advertisements. They
carry a message from the merchants
The barber’s art has to do with
his customer's faficy as to style of
bntr cut, kind of shave and facial
massage; the teachers with that
Even the barber’s business would be
radically affected should universal
education cease or be materially re
Of oourse the National Recovery
Administration deals with the pro
blems of stabilizing private business,
but a Congress which will set up
such a plan; that will appropriate
h»Hnn« of dollars for public works
nnri lrmrm jo private and quasi-pub
lic interests and not provide simul
taneously for universal education,
cannot well defend itself against
even the mild charge of being short
Certainly the return of prosperity
through jhe NRA program will be
a poor compensation to those several
million children who are now being
deprived of proper educational op
portunities, to say nothing of the loss
of culture to the social order through
Upon those in high places at this
time who are not doing all that they
can possible do for universal edu
cation, odium will fall for the social
recession that is surely in the mak
Aina to all the implica
tive and human progress.
Upon those greedy, selfish persons
who were primarily the cause of the
»-ri«t<ng economic recession, those
who caused the break in the rhythm
of prosperity by depressing securi
ties and commiting other acts of re
tarding social progress, must come
and surely will come odium from mil
lions yet unborn.
Congress not hesitated to ap
propriate billions of dollars in an ef
fort to put business on its fee^, and
to save the financial face of some
of the very men who yittingly or un
wittingly pulled down our social and
industrial scruture. It should with
equal seal of purpose appropriate
what is needed to place our public
schools in a condition fO prepare the
rising generation to carry on in even
a more complex state of society than
V<uinn« of our children are not be
ing properly trained to meet the pro
blems of the new social order and
their own personal maintenance, and
literally tens of thousands of our
teachers are falling behind in educa
tion they need to train children for
that momentous social change.
A SONG OF HARD TIMES
Come listen awhile, I’ll sing you a
Concerning hard times, and it shall
not be long,
Since every-body is trying to buy |
and cheat each
Other and think it’s right
It’s hard times.
From brother to brother, from sis-1
ter to cousin
They all have learned to cheat each
Since cheating has come so much in
X fear it will spread quite over this
It’s hard times.
The blacksmith labors by the sweat
of his brow.
So does the farmer, by following
They're both honest men on their
And will cheat each other by mea
sure and weight,
It’i hard times.
Here is the old shoemaker he’s
worse than all,
He bristles his end to follow his awl,
He’ll sew a stich an inch at a clip,
And swear to the buyer the shoe will
It’s hard times.
Here is the old doctor and so they
He says he'll cure you for a very
He says he will cure you for half
And when he don’t kill you, he takes
all the rest.
It’s hard times.
Here is the old preacher, he rides
In his stage
He’ll take out his Bible and read
you a page,
He’ll preach you a sermon for you
to go by,
And if you set him to trading, he’ll
tell you a lie.
It’s hard times
Young ladies will rise at the dawn
They'll ruffle, they'll shuffle, they’ll
try to look gay,
They’ll comb up their hair, so nice
and so neat,
To make the young seen think they
It’s hard times.
Young men will rise, to the church
They'll ruffle, they’ll shuffle, they’ll
make a fine show,
They’ll stop at the tavern and there
And all such boys the gallows will
It’s hard times.
Here is the old merchant, I must
have him in.
He is bound to extortion and think’s
He'll tip up his steelards and make
them weigh down,
And swear to God if it likes tea
It’s hard times.
Here is the old miller, I’d like to
He’s always sitting picking his sock,
He’s always pleading his toll dish
Sometimes he takes half and some*
times he takes all.
It’s hard times.
Here is"*the young men"' t'Eeyre "worse
They will tell you they love you to
their own soul,
They tell you they love you when
they are sitting by,
And when they get away they’ll
swear it’s a lie.
It’s hard times
And now i’ll make you an end of my
It’s very well worded, and not very
I If every body don’t come at this call,
If the Lord don’t take them, the
devil gets all,
It’s hard times.
National Red Cross
Washington, D. C., November 24.
The returns on the annual roll call of
the American Red Cross for members
have been very encouraging, Chair
man Joha^ Barton Payne said today.
“A number of communities have
' notified us that they have reached the
goal of membership which had been
set for them,’’ Judge Payne said,
“although the roll call isnot yet over.
“Enrollment of members by Chap
ters ends on Thanksgiving Day. Chap
ters therefore have six days in which
memberships should still be obtained.
It is inevitable that the chapter re
presentatives seeking members may
not be able to contact everyone in the
community. It is my personal hope
'that those friends of the Red Cross
who are not asked personally to join,
will do so by contacting the chapter
either by telephone or by mail or per
“The Red Cross needs every one of
its friends on its membership rolls
this year. Increasing demands and di
minished financial resources, spent in
unemployment and disaster releif, re
quire a broader support of the Red
Cross by our people. Chapters every
where continue the releif work for
veterans in their communities. The
money required for chapter work as
well as for support of the broad re
leif work of the national organization
comes from the memberships which
are enrolled at this season of the year.
The membership enrolled by the Red
Cross last year was almost four mil
lion men and women. I earnestly
hope that this enrollment may be ex
“In his Armistice Day statement
urging citizens to join, President
Roosevelt said: ‘I earnestly urge you
to respond most generously to the an
nual Red Cross roll call. We must do
our part to keep the Red Cross ready,
day or night, for service.’”
SIRDS OF ALLEGHANY CO.
Artie Bird Seen in County
(By Claude J. Smith)
On November24, Alleghany,s bird
popuation was boosted to 203 species,
by the identification of the Smith
Longspur, which was seen near the
home of Bill Williams, near Peden,
a flock estimated to contain 75 birds
was seen on a seeded hillside by Bill
Williams, Paul Allen and myself.
They were first seen at a distance of
obout 50 yards, but later were approa
ched nearer, so that identification was
postive. The entire flock would arise
as a single bird, wheel around for a
moment, and then alight as they a
j rose, all in the while uttering their
clear call note. This bird belongs to
the same family as the sparrows,and
is colored somewhat similar. They are
rarely found within the United States
in their breeding plumage; These
birds were brownish gray belowand
brown above. Their length is 6]^/in.
All Longspurs have a long, curved
claw on the hind toe. These strange
birds breed about Hudson Bay and
Northward, and winter in middle U.
S., as far South as Illinois and Texas.
This, to my knowledge is the first re
cord of this species in the State. Any
one noticing a strange bird would do
me a favor by notifying me, at Piney
Creek, N. C.
It has not been my habit to give
my views on public questions. But
the results of the recent election, in
my opinion, have been misunderstood
or misstated by so many people that
I break my rule for this once.
All the Advocates of repeal from
the President down have distinctly
stated that national prohibition was
being voted on-that the laws of the
states would not be affected and that
they were infavor of local control
of the liquor question. Well, they
won. We now have in N. C. State
control only. What we dry folks
wanted to keep was national control,
but we lost. Now the wets tell us
that it is up to us drys to enforce
- k <
the .state laws. Nothing is farther
from the truth. They got what they
wanted—we did not. And besides we
jj&fmot enforce the laws under pre
sent conditions because all the of
ficers from governor to township con
stable are held by the wets. They
have exactly what they said they
were voting for, and if the present
laws are not stringent enough let
them enact suitable ones. But until
that is done, I call upon the gover
nor of the^state of North Carolina
to pass the word on to every solici
tor, every sheriff, every constable, or
any other executive or prosecuting
officer that the present laws must be
enforced. We drys cannot enforce the
laws because we have not the author
ity, but we will be very glad to lend
dlir aid to those who do have the
T. J. Carson
Uncle Doc Says
WATCHMAN OF THE NIGHT
The whole morld seems to be de
moralized and groping in darkness
and in great financial straits, What
is the cause? International bankers
and financiers of the world, the
ul^ra-rich, who have been made so
by class legislation, have been able
to gobble up the inheritance that
God intended for all his people-coal,
oil, and water power, till now, if
you buy a ton of coal, you pay tri
bute to the coal trust. If you light
your lantern or star*. your car, you
pay tribute to the oil trust. If you
want a better light than kerosene oil,
you pay tribute to the power trust.
If you sell your cattle or hogs, you
pay tribute to the packers trust. The
interests of the International bankers
and financiers are interwoven just
like the wool and warp of cloth.
They have brought on the depres
sion to increase the purchasing pow
er of |.he dollar. They want to hold
the world on a gold basis. Gold is
the rich man’s money. Silver is the
poor man’s money. Now I have told
you what ails the country. Now I’ll
give you an antidote.
The guaranteeing of bank deposits
with no red tape to it. Let it be so
plain that jhe wayfaring man though
he be a fool, may not err therein.
That’s first. Now, second: remonitize
silver. Give a large metallic basis,
which is the foundation of high prices
and prosperity. Buy the silver bul
lion. Issue silver certificates against
that. Double -our circulating medium
per capita. Pay |.he soldier boys for
going to France and whipping the
Hun. That will distribute money
evenly over the nation. The Bible
says: "Let not the wages of the hire
ling remain with thee the overnight’’.
No use putting it off |ill 1945. The
boys do not know what they went
I over there and fought for; neither
do I. They were told it was to make
the world safe for democracy. I told
them at the time I was afraid j.hat
the fire would die out on the altars
at home. Take some of this money,
backed by silver, and scale the farm
mortages and lower the rate of in
1 The farmer has been legislated a
gainst for the pas*, hundred years.
He’s been held up from every angle.
Agriculture is the foundation of all
the wealth, stocks, bonds, and secur
ities, and everything worth while.
Make the foundation secure and this
nation is safe through many genera
The weagness in what we are doing
now is thaj. we’re trying to put the
roof on first. The Reconstruction
Finance Corporation is a great thing,
but it is to the ills of the country
just what rubbing petroleum jelly on
top of my bald head would be to
cure bunions on my feet. Ij. is to
strengthen the strong and not help
Fourth: trim up the Federal tree,
with the useless bureau, commissions,
and office holders that we don’t need,
and get back to where we were be
fore the Wai*. Everybody had plenty
and most everyone happy. This ap
plies to the State as well as the na
tion. In my opinion, there must be
something done. We can’t go on like
we’re headed now.
D. P. Taylor
MUCH ADO ABOUT MONEY
The problem of monetary stand
ards—which in its latest stage is
characterized by the start of the
United States’ vast gold-buying cam
paign-will unquestionably be brou
ght further into the limelight when
Congress meets again.
ii has become apparent that the
world's business cannot be operated
wholly on gold. It may always be the
backbone of money—but it cannot
live up to the job of being the
heart and the tissue and corpuscles,
too. It needs an ally. And silver, the 1
poor man’s gold, is eminently fitted
for that position.
The monetization of silver, in the
opinion of a great many economists,
industrialists and agricultural auth
orities, would be a tremendous step,
not only toward recovery, but toward
achieving permanent stability. If
that is true, the sooner it is achieved,
In last week’s issue of the Times
the word OWING was used in the
place of OWNING in the article, The
Waw Out, by Mr. Taylor. The Times
is glad to make this correction.
See Castevens Motor Co., for radio
batteries, tubes, and service.—adv.
Tornado Is Most Frequent
Disaster; Causes Heavy
Loss of Lives
What type of disaster occurs most
frequently In the United States?
This question Is answered from
the relief annals of the American
Red Cross which show over a period
of years that the tornado, or cyclone
as it is called In some sections, is the
most frequent and .claims a heavy
toll of life. It swoops almost with
out warning, and in the terrific
whirlpool of its fierce winds it de
stroys all in its path.
The Red Cross gave relief in 44
tornadoes in eighteen states last
year. The tornadoes killed 326 per
sons, injured 2,755 and the Red
Cross gave aid to 21,738 who were
homeless, injured or otherwise vic
tims of the storms.
Toll of the Earthquake
§ . ; '
When a severe earthquake killed 95
persons; injured 4,911 and destroyed
several thousand homes In Southern
California last March, the Red Cross
was first upon the ground with emer
gency relief. It required more than
three months for the Red Cross to
restore the needy to a self-sustaining
basis. The organization expended a re
lief fund of $411,000.
Serves Under Five Presidents
John Barton Payne, a retired judge
and lawyer of international reputation,
is serving his twelfth year as chairman
of the American Red Cross. His service
Is without pay, and his appointment Is
by the President of the United States.
He has served by appointment in high
public office under five presidents—
Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover and
HOW TO LEAVE HERE SOONER
“If you get up earlier in the morn
ing than your neighbor,’’ said the
town philosopher, “and work hard
and scheme more and stick to your
job more closely and stay up late
planning how to make more money
than your neighbor and burn the mid
night oil planning how to get ahead
of him while he is snoozing, not on
ly will you leave more money when
you die than he will, but you’ll leave
ti a darn sight sooner.”
In The Superior Court—Before the
B. D. Beamer, executor of J. H. Rhu
dy, deceased, Plaintiff,
Mrs. Hattie Rhudy, James Rhudy,
Mary F. Sutherland, Horace Suth
erland, Ralph M. Rhudy, Elis Os
borne and T. H. Osborne, efendants
The defenedants above named, will
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.
and answer or demur to the complaint
in said action, or the Plaintiff will
apply to the Court for the belief de
manded in said Complaint.
This 13th day of November, 1933.
A. F. REEVES,
Clerk of Superior Court.
NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE
In. The Superior Court—Before the
J. Cam Fields, plaintiff,
J. Mack Osborne, defendant.
Under and by virtue of an execu
tion in attachment dirteted 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 Sp^ta, 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
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
joining the lands of Eugene Tran sou,
E. L. Williams and others, containing
about 158 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 oi
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.
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND FOR
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
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
auction at the court house door at
Sparta on Saturday, December 23rd,
1933, at 12 o'clock noon, a certain
tract of land situate near New Hope
church in said county and known as
"the Sue McMillan land,” adjoining ]
WORN MOTOR -GIVEN NEW LIFE AND POWER
ACCURACY EQUAL TO HIGHEST FACTORY STANDARDS
I To the Public:
... . In servicing automobiles, we have always
beheved in doing whatever called upon in the most
efficient and intelligent manner. Your car in our care
will always receive the most efficient service possible.
I Beleiving in the neccessity of proper tools
and machinery for the upkeep of modern motors, we
investigate many kinds of machinery and time saving
devices, because the use of modern machinery reverts
back to our customers in more reasonable charges for
service work and better precision workmanship.
With the definite idea in mind of giving the
tuilest value possible in price and extra servic, we
have added to our equipment a machine which we
believe to be the greatest development in motor re‘
The work of this machine is so accurate
that worn cylinders can be restored to their original
accuracy. Its. work equals the highest standard 01
factory precision, and full motor power can be main'
tained from 75,000 to 200,000 miles.
You will be interested in this modern motor
I service. Please phone us or drive into the Garage and
let us. tell, you more about our new motor service and
how it will restore full power and efficiency to your
motor. The savings in gas and oil will be sufficient to
Pa7i ™st of ^storing full motor power. It will also
add 20,00.0 to 30,000 more miles of satisfactory
Keeping your motor at full operating
efficiency is the logical way to obtain the best and
cheapest service from your car. It will pay you to use
our Motor Service.
Yours very truly,
C. C. Castevens
Using a Worn, Wasteful Motor costs more
than the Re'Powering of Your Motor
CASTEVENS MOTOR CO.'
3a—>BUM.JtPnaLiMMWiggsa- ■■■ II
NO OVERTIME ON SMOKING
I'VE BEEN SMOKING
WE LANDED THIS
that's all right.
STAY ON CAMELS
AND YOU'LL NEVER
HAVE JUMPY NERVESl
NO MATTER HOW
MUCH YOU SMOKE
CAMEL’S COSTLIER TOBACCOS
UMer yettnt y<rurlietvei..flieiierHre ucwtladi
/," - =====
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 TIRES—
GENERAL REPAIRS POPULAR PRICES
F. M. JOINES, Manager.
the lands of Wiley M. Irwin, R. A.
Doug'hton 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
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF ALLEGHANY.
In The Superior Court—Before the
Z. L. Osborne, Plaintiff, (
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
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
Jf Alleghany County on or before
hirty days from this date and answer
>r demury to the petition filed here or'
he relief demanded will be granted.
This November 21, 1933.
A. F. REEVES,
Clerk of the Superior Court. "1