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DEVOTED TO THE CIVIC, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF ALLEGHANY AND BORDERING COUNTIES
VOL. 9.
ALLEGHANY COUNTY, SPARTA, N. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1933
No.30
NORTH CAROLINIANS TO
RECEIVE MORE THAN
MILLION DOLLARS A
WEEK ON CWA PRO
JECTS DURING THE
WINi'ER
(By John Sikes)
Raleigh, N. C. Dec. 13.—The Civil
Works Administration, which is near
ing its goal of putting 73,000 unem
ployed men and women in Noth Caro
lina to work, is an important arc in
the economical circle necessary for
any degree of properoity.
The fact jhat the CWA payroll in
North Carolina will exceed $1,000,000
per week between December 15 and
February 15 will have a reviving ef- j
feet on all types of industry, retail
stores, and agriculture.
The story reads like the one about
the House that Jack Built. Here it is:
“This is the CWA thaj. makes the
job, that pays the money, that buys ,
at the store, that restocks at the |
factory, that employs more men, who ;
buy at *.he store, that restock at the i
factory, that employ more men .
It is a beautiful method for turning
over stocks in retail stores, for ab
sorbing the surplus products of agri
culture, for using up the out-put of
countless factories, and for putting
men back to work in the factories,
stores and the farm.
In the first place, the CWA is
reaching out into the 100 counties
in North Carolina and financing pro
jects that are giving men and women
jobs—-7S.000 men and women will
be at work on j.hese projects in
iNcrtn Carolina uy uecemuer lo, it
is estimated by Mrs. 'iiiomas O Bei 1 y,
Administrator of the Nortn Carolina
Emergency Helen Aammistration. In
most cases none or uiese men has
had a job in montns and years. In
deed, 50 per cent of the jobs are be
ing given to men who have been re
ceiving direct releif tor jlie past sev
eral months—men who nad to de
pend on the necessarily small pitt
ances doled out in the form of cloth
ing, food, prescriptions, and the lit
tle cash to care for themselves, their
wives, and their children.
„ Now, along comes j.he CWA to
provide jobs wholesome, necessary
jobs on which. these men can do an
honest day’s work and receive an
honest day’s wage. No longer do
they have to huddle in the ante
rooms of the 100 releif offices of the
State and hold out their hands for
the doles and “doles” is a discourag
ing word in a country that boasts
of plenty, but that’s precisely what
the direct releif funds were. Some
folks might even call them “hand
outs”.
But the “New Deal”, as it works
out through the CWA, is providing
jobs for men who haven,t worked
4ua. months and years, providing a new
bSUyMig power foi men and lanniies
Whjo’ve had nothing to spend for three
years, providing a new and large
sales volume for stores whose cash
registers have become pretty cob
webby these past three years, pro
viding a strong foundation upon
which North Carolina industry can
run once more.
The CWA provides
link in the economic cnam that was
broken at the beging of the depres
sino era iand wich has dragged dis
hearteningly evfeV since. That link is
Buying P&ver. Ahd that Buying Po
wer is placed in the hands of these
who must’spend now because they’ve
had nothing to spend in the pas^
three years). Economists beleive that
Mr. Rooseyelt could,.have found no
card in the New Deal that is more
potent trurfip than the CWA.
The CWA payroll goes to men who
have been unemployed, some of j.hem
for months! some of them for years.
These men'and their families have
completely used up the necessities of
'life which they bought three and
'four years ago when they had jobs
They must buy shoes, socks, shirts,
underwear, overcoats, and suits 01
clothes. They must buy new furni
ture. They must buy lumber and
hardwear to repair homes that have
become a bit shambly. They can be
gin once again to consume footft^uffs
they’Ve had to eschew from their
diets. It’s even possible they,11 have
money enough to trade in the ok
car--sta j.istVCS show that a very large
percentageof the automobiles now op
erated are more than seven years
nld Why ? Because their ownerr
just haven’t had the money to trade
Ihem in.
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i FOUR FACE TRIAL
IN PRICE KILLING
Waynesville, Dec. 10.—Four moun
tain men are to go on trial here to
morrow charged with murdering
Thomas Price, philanthropist and re
tired New York railroad executive
who was shot to death near his moun
j.ain estate while horseback-riding
iast September.
The defendants are Dewey Potter,
34; his son, Wayne, 14; Dewey’s
brother Clarence, 29, and their
cousin, Eric Ledford, 22.
Price, 62-year-old former secretary
of the Union Pacific Railway, was
slain as he rode near his estate
on a Sunday afternoon with two
employes. There were conflicting
statements regarding the shooting.
Aj a preliminary hearing a few
days after the shooting, Doyle Alley,
attorney for the quartet, said Dewey
Potter shot Price in Self-defense
after they had met on a trail on the
Wayne3ville watershed near a mica
mine for which Potter was care
taker. Alley said Poster was alone.
Charges Premeditation.
State attorneys argued it was pre
meditated murder and presented one
witness, Geoige Buchanan, a con
stable, who said Potter left home
with the announced intension of
killing Price.
Price's companions on the ride,
Charlie Buchanan and Virge Wil
liams, who will be among the State's
witnesses in the trial, said Potter
stepped into the trail and shot Price
and that a hail of shoj. followed in
they saw no other men with Potter,
which they were wounded. They said
but Williams said he recognized
ClarencePotter’s voice.
W. E. Potter, Dewey’s 61-year-old
father said his sen told him he shot
in self-defense. “Dewey fired in
self-refense,” he said. "He had to
shoot when Mr. Price reached into his
pccltej. and pulled out a revolver. He
fired at Dewey at the same time
that Dewey fired at him.”
Price’s companions, however, de
nied that Price had done any shoot
ing.
TRAIN IS WRECKED
NEAR HOT SPRINGS
-^SliCYlliC, JLfeC. 1 Were 1'6~
ceiveu acre tonight that the Caro
lina Special, eiacK Soutnern railway
naiH was wrecked three miles, be
yond Hot Springs, N. C. about 9 o’
clock tonight with injury to an un
determined number of persons.
The telephone operator at Hot
Springs reported that a call came
in at 9:S0 o’clock for all doctors and
She said
that the
nurces that could be located.
.iiieonfi. : J reports were
engme and all cars of the ttain, with
the exception of Pullmans, were de
railed.
Southern railway officials here
reported that the only information
they had was that the tral 1 had been
wrecked, All wires were torn down.
An engine and wrecker were rushed
to the scene from the Asht ville yards.
Hot Springs is 41 mile^ northwest
of Asheville.
The 73,000 men in Nortjh Carolina
who have hitherto been ori the releif
rolls, or otherwise classified as un
employed, but who will be! at work
on CWA jobs by December 15, ac
cording to the estimation! of Mrs.
Thomas O’Berry, Administrator of
the North Carohna Emergency Re
leif, are the potent wielderljs of this
new Buying Power. !
They will spend in excess of $1,
000,000 per week in North Carolina
from December 15 until February 15
when, ij. is estimated, the present
CWA appropriations will have been
expanded. They will buy new shoes,
shirts, suits, overcoats, and other
arearing apparel. They’ll buy new
automobiles. They’ll repair their
houses. They’ll buy more tobacco and
cotton products, more peanuts and
peanut products. They’ll spend $1,
000,000 per week because they need
and must have the dozens and doz
ens of commodities they’ve had to
do without these past three years.
Those 68,000 men will start the
cash registers in the dry goods stores,
the grocery store, the drug store—in
fact,all the scores—to clanging out a
merry tune again. These 68,000 men
will buy the present stocks of these
stores, and these stores will have to
send in new orders to the factories.
The factories will have to employ
the workers who have been idle be
cause jhe factories have had no mar
ket for their products. Giving these
factory workers their jobs back will
create more and more Buying Power
and take up all, or most, of the re
maining unemployment slack. And
he farmer—the man whose industry
iuat be the foundation for a sound
n’onperity and woh must be given
'irst consideration in any plan de
mised to restore prosperity-will pro
fit because this new Buying Power
will absorb many of his surplus pro
ducts. - IffVII
MOUNTAIN PARK
COLLEGE CLOSED;
INSUFFICIENT FUNDS
Unable to raise funds to continue
operations, the trustees of Mountain
jPark Junior College announced last
'week the discontinuation of the col
lege, and as a result all clases clos
ed last Wednesday afternoon.
As the resulj. of this action the
eighth and tenth grades of Bryan
school have been transferred to the
Mountain Park plant by the county
board of education, the 10th and
11th grades having been housed in
the plant prior to the closing of fhe
junior college. Quaters at Bryan
school were said to be too crowded
for transfer of the 10th and 11th
grades to that plant, it was learned,
thus throwing an additional burden
upon the school board in the shape
of an additional plant. The arrange
ment is not permanent.
Announcement of the closing of
the junior college department was
made to the faculty and students
lasj. Wednesday afternoon by Presi
dent L. S. Weaver. Faculty and
students left for their respective
homes immediately, it was said.
It is said that financial difficul
ties of the school since opening in
the fall has prevented the payment
of salaries to any of j.he teachers, al
though some of the students had
paid their tuition fees in advance.
It is understood that President Weav
er is making efforts to arrange for
the junior college students to con
tinue their courses in a junior col
lege in Weaverville, near Asheville.
One of the permamount questions
concering the closing of the school
is what is to become of the $100,000
endowment fund the college was
left by the late R. L. Haymore ? Ac
cording to the terms of the endow
ment the money was j.o go to the
college after it had operated for a
period of 10 years along the lines
and terms as set forth in the char
ter of the school. It has been ap
proximately nine years since Mr.
Haymore’s death, the school said to
be lacking about one year of com
plying with j.he terms of the will.
What will come of the endowment
is not known.
Elkin Tribune
BOY DIES ON THANKS
GIVING FROM LIQUOR
Paul Orsbome, young man of ..he
Trade community, died Thanksgiving
night as the result of liquor poison
ing, and Wade and Alonzo Vanover,
of the same community are being
held in Jefferson on a charge of giv
ing the boy poison liquor. A mag
istrate’s trial Tuesday afternoon
bound j.he two men, cousins, over to
court on such a charge.
Young Orsborne attended church
Wednesday night and was seen to
leave the church soberly and quietly,
according to report. Later he was
seen drinking with some companions
and Thursday morning, he was found
unconscious in the road, alone. He
was carried into a nearby house and
Dr. Robinson called in. The boy died
late in the afternoon. A comorer’s
inquest was held Thursday night.
Skyland Post
COMMITTEE TO SUBMIT
TO CONGRESS A PLAN
FOR TAXING LIOUOR
Washington. Dec. 8.—A loquor pro
gram to increase federal revenue and
expand two-day foreign^ trade, and
foster a national beer and light wine
appetite while discourageing j.he
bootlegger, was proposed to Congress
today by the President’s inter-depart
mental committee.
The report submitted to the Houst
ways and means committee by Act
ing Secretary Henry Morgenthau
Jr., of the Treasury, proposed t
$2.60 a gallon tax on distilled spir
its and estimated its program to be
capable of raising $500,000,000 in
revenue annually, including $156,
000,000 from beer. The beer tax would
remain at $5 a barrel, the present
evy for the 3.2 beverage.
At the same lime, the committee
suggested to the lawmakers that the}
grant the President power to negoti
ate with liquor countries for recip
rocal j.rade agreements under which
the United States would seek to ex
pand the market for its surplus
products in exshange for liquor ex
port privileges.
Piney Creek Faculty to Give Play
i'uiey Creek faculty' presents
“LIGHTHOUSE NAN” in the audi
torium at 7:00 Thursday evening.
December 21, 1933.
The three act comody keeps you:
interest with the bright dialogue anc
juiek action, the situations are nat
lral and work jhemselves to a happy
mding in a logical, concise way.
Come and enjoy yourself for the
evening.
Admissino: Children 15c., Adults
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LARGE ATTENDANCE AT
SCENIC HIGHWAY MEET
ING in HIILSVILIE FRIDAY
Gov. Dough&on Addresses
Group And Urgos
Cooperation
The Court House at Hillsville
could provide room for only about
half those who gathered there Fri
day, Dec. 8th to discuss ways and
means of securing the location of the
Skyline Drive thru this area.
Hon. W. D. Tompkins called the
meeting to order and spoke briefly
on the highway work of the pas*,
and the prospects for the magnificent
Skylin Drive now planned by the Fed
eral government. He then called up
on W. E. Woodruff of MT. Airy who
stated the object of the meeting to!
be an urge to get busy and secure
free righj.s-of-way over the proposed
route. It was thought wise to bring
pressure to bear upon the Federal
Roads Commissioner as soon as pos
sible, to secure location of the Drive
along the BlueRidge and the early
assurance of free rights-of-way would
have considerable weight.
Mr. Woodruff called upon repre
sentatives of different towns, coun
ties, and cities to stand, and good
representation from every locality
wasapparent.
Hon. R. A. Doughton of Sparta
wa3 introduced and spoke of the
first Parks-to-Parks Highway road
meeting and of the possibility of a
contest bej.ween the advocates of the
route agreed upon at that time, and
the desired route along the crest cf
the Blue Ridge. He spoke of its scenic
wonders and of the cooperation a -
mong the people of this section. He
called attention to the marriage of
Virginia and North Carolina on the
opening of the Fancy Gap Highway,
and added that no divorce had been
applied for. The people were all one
group fighting shoulder to shoulder
for mutual benefit.
Following Mr. Doughton, Senator
Taylor G. Vaughan of Galax, Hon.
W. L. Joyce, of Stuart, Hon. Kyle
Weeks, of Floyd, Dr. H. T. Smith, of
Independence, Dr. Moir Martin, of
Mt. Airy, Hon. S. F. Landreth, of
Galax, Hon. Glenn Edwards, of Hills
ville, Dr. J. K. Caldwell and Mike
Crabill of Galax all made short j.alks.
All of the speakers were agreed
that Nature had done her utmost in
gathering together along the crest
of the Blue Ridge an array of won
ders whose scenic values were unsur
passed. All felt, too, that the Scenic
Drive should j.raverse this area. The
only question involved was the pos
sibility of presenting its claims
strongly enough to secure approval
of the Federal authorities.
The Federal plan does not include
payment for rights-of-way. These
must be given free and the width of
the grant mus^ be 200 feet. While
the government has appropriated mil
lions of dollars for construction of
the highway, not only the route but
actual construction depends upon this
condition.
On motion of j.he Chairman of the
meeting at the expiration of the hour
alloted to the purpose by Judge Sut
herland, a committee was appointed
to formulate plans for obtaining the
rights-of-way, and for j.he transaction
of any further business connected
with securing the location of the
Skyline Drive along the crest of the
Blue Ridge.
Those selected were: T. E. Bran
nock, of Independence, W. D. Tom
pkins, Hillsville, W. E. Woodruff, Mt.
Airy, Taylor G. Vaughan, Galax, R
A. Doughton, Sparta, Kyle M. Weeks,
Floyd, Jno. R. Bernard, Meadows of
Dan, D. C. Duncan, Alleghany Coun
ty, J. M. Hooker, Patrick, Will Joyce,
Sturat, J. H. Poff, Floyd county,
James S. Smith, Carroll, H. T. Smith,
Grayson, Archie Carter, Surry Coun
ty, W. B. Austin, Jefferson, Ashe
County, Roby Greear, Blowing Rock,
Watagua county, St. Clair Brown, Sa
lem, Roanoke county, Harry Lawson
and Ben Moomaw, Roanoke City,
Mike Crabill was secretary of com
mittee as well as at the general
meeting.
Committee members retired to
Grand Jury room where they first
raised a small fund to pay cdsts of
postage and publicity, and proceeded
to plan campaign.
It was deckled to get all possible
publicity from the local papers in the
area affected. The organization wa.
named Blue Ridge Division of Sky
ine Drive.
The point was brought that the
Drive is already surveyed as far a:
die Peaks of Otter in Bedford County
ind that the fight must be carried
in to keep it on the Blue Ridge
Compej.ition is expected from the ad
vocates of the Walker Mountain
Route, and it was decided that the
first step should be to get petition
blanks approved by the State and
Federal Road Boards, and then pro
ceed immediately to secure signa
tures to free rights-of-way. Mr.
Weeks agreed to get forms for the
purpose, turn them over to the sec
retary who will have them in the
nands of the committee members at
PUBLIC WARNED TO GET
AUTO TAGS BEFORE JAN 1
Ij. looks like that state auto
license plates officials mean what
they say when it is stated that no
extension of time will be ollowed
for the purchase of said plates this
year.
The new tags, somewhat smaller
l than the present 1933 j.ags, and col
| ored black and gold in perhaps a
little better grade of ink, went on
sale throughout the state December
1st. And—according to the powers
that be—jhey’re going off sale Dec
ember 31 and woe, woe to the motor
ist who doesn’t have one.
To make this clear in no uncer
tain way, a circular containing
among other things a few gentle
hints on how to drive, is contained
with 1934 registration cards mail
1 ed to all owners of automobiles. It
says in part:
! "Eevery motor vehicle user is en
; titled to know exactly what the ad
ministrative policy will be, and ex
actly what he is expected j.o do to
observe the law. Consistent policy,
that avoids discrimination and
treats every motorist alike, requires
a fixed time beyond which the use
of old license plates on the high
ways will not be permi|.ted. The
law fixes this time as the first day
of January. It has been agreed by
all administrative agencies, there
fore, that this provision of the law
will be strictly enforced after sun
rise on January 1st. All police of
ficers of counties and cijies will be
requested to join the enforcement
officers of the state to see that this
provision is strictly enforced on and
after the date with no favoritism
to any one.”
Which must mean that maybe
motorists had better get their tags
by January first, come sunrise, or
something.
Elkin Tribune
Program For Fifth Teachers
Meeting January Fifth
Fifth Ttacher’s meeting to be held
at Courthouse Saturday, January 5,
1934,at 10:00 A. M.
General Topic: School Health
Administration and Measuring Health
mprovement.
I, Howcan a health program be ad
ministered in Alleghany County?.
Herbert Estep.
What special training do teachers
iced for carrying out a school health
program ? . . . ..Mrs. D. C. Bledsoe
3. What opportunities do j.he schools
now offer for children to practice
lesirable health habits?.....
j. G. Nichols.
4. How may health acheivements be
neasured? .Garnett Edwards
5. Do our students come up to the
tandards recommended? ....
Mrs. Carrye Fender.
6. What are the next steps ^o im
prove health training?....
J. Earle Wagoner.
7. Shall we hold a county commence
ment? For:..G. M. Vanhoy.
Against: .. .M. F. Parsons.
8. The School Master’s Club. .
vVillie Reeves.
9. A library for a small school.....
Mrs. Katie Lee Richardson.
10. Township consolidation foi
chools ...Bryan Taylor
1. Supplementary Reading books for
schools. .... Blanche Pugh.
NOTES:
1. No paper to occupy more than
ive minutes.
2. All teacher’s are earnestly request -
d to attend this last teachers meet
ng.
3. Please see that all reports are
I made promptly and on time.
4. Teachers are requested to observe
only Christmas week for the Annual
Holidays.
5. All schools must maintain 160
teaching days unless closed earlier
by order of the Board of Education.
No holidays can be counted in meet
ng this requirement.
Jno. M. Cheek
County Supj.. of Schools.
the earliest possible date.
In the meantime everyone should
be active in influencing every land
wner along the crest to make the
/ork easy by offering this land. The
building of this road will bring hun
creds of thousands of dollars, and
months of employment olong the way
and when completed it will be a per
nanent attraction jhat will call hun
Ireds of thousands of tourists every
year. Speaking for Patrick county
A'bll Joyce guaranteed free rights-of
way thru this county,and Mr. Dun
can did practically the same for his
county of Alleghany, N. C.
The commitj.ee appeals to all the
citizens to use their influence in
helping this committee to secure the
rights-of-way along the top-of-the
mountain in their own localities. No
time can be lost. Ij must be done at
once.
Misses Verna~ BillingsT and Mattie
Hudson spent the weekend with Mrs.
Jarrie Brooks.
MENTS REACH 115
MILLION TOTAL
Washington, Dec. 10.—actual cash
payments of $115,032,938 have be 1
made to farmers during the first
seven months’ operation of the Agri
cultural Adjustment Act.
This total, brought down to the
closing of books today, was pay
ment direct to wheat, cotton and to
bacco farmers in return for con
tracts to reduce acreage planted to
those crops during 1934.
In addition indirect cash returns
to farmers have, resulted from the
drawing up and placing in effect of
24 marketing agreements, 13 of wich
concerned milk in that many cities
of the country. Secretary Wallace
estimated this week thaj. the milk
agreements have brought an aver
age increase of 40 cents per hundred j
pounds in the price paid to farmers
for ray milk.
No figures are available on the
amount of loans made to cotton and
corn-hog farmers on the crops which i
they have sealed in warehouses as
secrity for loans. Under the Agricul
tural Adjustment Act the secretary'
Was authorized to make hundreds
of millions available in this way.
However, the government has been
called on to advance only about one
third of the total funds paid out in
these loans. Private agencies and
local banks, when they found that
the governmenj. considered the crops
sealed in warehouses as good secur
ity, stepped in and began lending
freely on such collateral.
The same situation is prevailing
now in the granting of corn loans.
Funds are available to lend to all
midwestern farmers who agree tc
seal their cribs or store their corn
in government warehouses but banks
are loosening the credit strings to
hte corn farmer who has a surplus.
ANOTHER WORRY
Auotner wrinkle is creasing its
vay across me already funotvei.
;row, collectively speaking;, of offi
cials in tne State Jtiigiiway auu Pun
ic Works prison department.
Added to their other cares,
which included keeping; tab on
some 7,500 prisoners, is one
Mamie Popo, black, 26 and re
puted to be a first class domestic
servant.
Mamie stuck a knife into hei
ioy friend, and in Nash Super
or Court Judge M. V. Barnhii
sentenced her to the roads fc
nine months. Now it so happen
hat there are iiq acconioda
ions for women in the State’:
road camps. So there is Manii
with a sentence and no plaee tc
serve it.
Prison camp officials thinl
the solution, since she can’t b'
put in the penitentiary, is tr
parole her out in the custody o'
somebody. Already Mrs. W. B.
Batchelor of Nashville, where
Mamie is in jail, has asked tr
be custodian.
Raleigh News and Observe
Suarta Feels ’TV^v''h of Wb'*r'
Old iVxU.ll Lu.1a10 ICHl'lii^
UOVvxl A-xulxi LxlU llOlLUWeot u^uxat
iAignc aiiu gripped cut: mountuxiio i.
his icy hand. JrTeceeded by a perux
ux mild, pleasant weather, ^he xirs.
touciiot real winter brougut ou.
neavy clothing and caused many t>
wonder if the winter’s fuel supply
was ample. Strong winds blew tine
ugh Sunday night. So far little dam
age has been reported. The top p
a huge oak crashed in the roof of D
Doughton’s office here and did cor.
iderable damage. Workmen vvei
busy Monday and Tuesday repairing
the damage.
Tuesday j.he sky became overcas
and many prophesied snow. Late i
the afternoon a slow rain began t
fall and freeze and continued inte:
mittently till late in the night. Wee
nesday continued overcast but th
air was warmer and all the ice dir
appeared.
A. S. T. C. News Items
Mr. Oder Joines, who is a senio'
at Appalachain State Teachers Coi
liege was recently elected presiden
! of Appalachain Literary Society
| This is a very high honor withii
the college, and he is to be congra
I tulated upon his achievement. M:
Joines is one of the best leaders tha
Alleghany county has ever sent j
this college. He is also Assistant
| Secretary to the college Y. Mv C. A
| Mr. Dalton Warren attended tlr
meeting of the North Carolina Coin.
I cil of the Emergency in Education in
1 Greensboro last week. He reported :
splendid meeting with a number ol
ine addresses.
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FOUR MILLION DOLLARS
ALLOTED FOR PARK
HIGHWAY
Washington, Dec. 7.—The first
allotment—$4,000,000—toward build
ing a National parkway drive bet*
ween Shenandoah and Great Smoky
national parks was made to-day by
the Public Works Administration.
The drive will be in the state of
Virginia, North Carolina and Ten
nessee over a route to be chosen by
• he Public Roads Bureau.
Assurance that the Public Works
Administration would provide funds
necessary for the project was given
governors of the three states last
month by Secertary Ickes arter the
State executives told him ihey would
provide the necessary rights-ofway,
Announcement of the allotment
was made as Public Roads Bureau
engineers made a paper study of the
mountainous region that lies between
the two parks.
They expect to choose |.he approxi
mate routing on maps and then gend
survey parties into the field to lay
down the lines.
U. S. To Locate
The agreement with Governor
Pollard of Virginia, Ehringhaug of
North Carolina and McAlister of
Tennessee was that the federal
agency should be given the full
power |.o locate the parkway over the
route beleived by its engineers to be
most advantageous from the view*
point of the general public.
The parkway will be between 350
and 450 moles long down the south*
ern Appalachain mountain range,
and will connect with the 100-mile
long skyline drive in Shenandoah
park. The right-of-way is to be 200
feet wide.
An early estimate of the cost of
the project prepared by Colonel
Tames A. Anderson, Virginia public
voiles engineer, and Henry G. Shir
ey, Virginia highway commissioner,
was $16,000,000.
When the $4000,000 made avail
able today is exhausted, it is expect
2d that an additional fund will be
provided for carring
ilong.
ICKes said the government’s p
s to acquire large areas along
>arkway to provide persons of s
ncomes with suitable vacation spo
In this way, it is hoped to b:'
great benefit to residents of easte
metropolitan areas.
The parkway will be administered
by the interior department as a reg
ular national park.
Represen|ative Doughton one of
he chief backers of the project, said
he was “wonderfully pleased” with
he announcement that the park-to
iark highway would be built.
The location of the highway, he
'aid, would be determined entirely
y engineers of the states working
.n conjunction with park service en
gineers.
the work
“Everyone will get a chance ta'be
heard,” Doughton said, "and I am of
the opinion that we can present a
3trong case for a large part of the
highway to run through North Caro
lina. However, the location will be
letermined by the engineers and I
hink we all should agree j.o abide
)y their decisions.”
Doughton said he hoped the several
jtate highway commissions would
‘realize, the importance” of the high
way and make every effort to exped
te its construction.
High School Notes
Sparta High School basket ball
teams have recently added two more
Victories to their laurels. Sparta
girls won over Glade Valley girls
with a score of 25 to 16. On Thurs
lay afternoon the second teams won
an easy victory over the teams of
Delhart, Va. The score for the girls
game was 26 to 6; for the boys game
26 to 6.
Wednesday morning, December 6,
epresentatives of Miss Lambert's
ausoc class entertained with the fol
owing compositions which were very
well rendered.
‘Fairy Wedding March”—Josephine
nskeap.
“Moonlight on the Lagoon”—Mary
Cecile Higgins.
Coufette”—Susie Osborne.
The eighth grade coached by Mrs.
toe, gave a very colorful and enter
taining program on Tuesday morn
ig, December, 12. The class, Tepre
Sinting a troupe of Minstrel folk,
gave a good rendition of melodies
and spicy jokes. The chief comedians
were: Middle Man—Pearl Bedsoul
JOKERS
Vode Choate, Lewis Jarvis, Ray
Uevms, and Julian Reeves.
These song3 were used:
Oh, Dem Golden Slippers!”—Class
'Polly-VVolly-Doodle” - Class
Swing Low Sweet Chariot”—Class
“Noah’s Ark” __-_-—-Class
Examinations for the first terh will
be given December 20, 21, and 22.
School will be dismissed Friday, Dec
ember 22, unjil Wednesday, January S
for Christmas Holidays.
    

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