THE ALLEGHANY TIMES
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ERWIN D. STEPHENS, Editor
THURSDAY, DECEMBER, 14, 1933
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MISTAKE IN LOCALITY.
Two men, father and son, were
hanged in Alberta, Canada, a few
days ago. They were convicted, on
circumstantial evidence, of the mur
der of a Canadian farmer. The father
and son who went to the gallows for
murder were from Knoxville, Tenn.
They were evidently ignorant, at
leasj. were not posted on the attitude
toward killers in Canada and other
British dominions. In Tennessee, or
North Carolina, if public sentiment is
strong a conviction may be had on
circumstantial evidence. But if these
latter days, when sentiment that is
expressed is—one would hardly be
sent to deajh on evidence built up
entirely from circumstance. It is en
tirely possible, as sometimes deve
lops, that the circumstance's Will
prove some thing thftt never happen
ed. The Tennesseeans should have
done their killing in j.heir native
land. They probably found out to
late that they made a fatal mistake
when they staged a killing in Canada.
They don’t fool with killers in that
country. They bump them off with
promptness and little ceremony. As
aconseuence, there are comparatively
Some of the ABC!* of Uncle Sam
It is fast becoming a liberal edu
cation just to know one’s Govern
ment in terms of the alphabet. What
better proof' would we need of this
fact than to briefly review the emer
gency government functions of the
jovemment? Here are the names of
a few of these functions:
CCC—Civilian Conservation Corps,
PWA—Public Works Administra
tion, Donald H. Sawyer.
RFC—Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration, Jesse H. Jones.
FERA—Federal Emergency Releif
Administration, Harry L. Hopkins.
NIRA—National Industrial Recovery
Administration, Hugh S. Johnson.
HOLC—Home Others' Loan Corpor
ation, under the Federal Home Loan
Bank Board, John H. Fahey.
FCOT—Federal Coordinator of Tran
sportation, Joseph B. Eastman.
FFCA—Federal Farm Credit Ad
ministration, Dr. William I. Myers.
TV A—Tennessee Valley Authority,
Dr. Arthur E. Morgan.
AAA—Agricultural Adjustment Ad
ministration, George N. Peek.
SAB—Science Advisory Board.
TEC—The Executive Council.
NLB—National Labor Board, Sen
ator R. F. Wagner.
FDIG—Federal Deposit Insurance
CSB—Central Statistical Board.
SHD—Subsistence Homestead Divi
sion, Department of the Interior.
BOM—Board of Mediation, U. S.
CWA—Civil Works Administration,
Harry L. Hopkins.
And there may be more, but note
that the most important of all—to
create a homogeneous nation, enable
its citizens to earri a livelihood, and
then live a long and contented life—
E—Education, is not mentioned.
Temperance Education Urged
The problem of liquor control is
receiving widespread attention. Units
of the National Congress of Parents
and Teachers are s^uding the use
and effects of alcohol; they are urg
ing the education of children and
young people concering the evil ef
fects of alcohol, and they are lend
r ing their support to legislative mea
sures to secure adequate regulation
of the loquor industry in each state.
These activities have grown out
of a resolution adopted by the Na
tion- Ceng,-css of Parents and teach
ers at its IDSd convention. The reso
“We beleive that the teaching of
scientific facts about the effect of
alcohol, devoid of emotion and pro
paganda, should be a part of the
curriculum of the public school.
"We reaffirm our stand for the
ttrict and impartial enforcement of
All acts regulating the sale and dis
tribution of alcoholic beverages.
"We put ourselves on record as be
ing unalterably opposed to advertise
ment of alcoholic liquors by meansti
of the radio and urge that Congress
units take such approjriatc action a.-?
will make this advertising Impossi
Uncle Hoe Says
The horse leech had j.wo daughters.
They both cried, "Give, give”. One
of the daughters settled in Wall
Street. The other one settled in Tok
yo. Each reared a large family oi
boys. The boys seem to be a little
more greedy than the gals wus.
If the girls were ever married there
I 3 no record of it.
It was refreshing to see one man’s
name in Public Opinion in last weeks
issue of the Times who is not afraid
jo stand right up in "meetin” am
speak out. This man was none othe.
han T. J, Carson.
Go ot it Jeff and tell them again.
There are hundreds of us weaklings
in this political hide bound county
who will stand with you to the limit.
So many things have been done ac
cording to "regular politics” most of
us are intimidated and no ones knows
it so thoroughly as the ring tailed
Come again T. J. when they misre
present us, and give us a bit more
courage and we will pop our heads
out of hiding even if they do take i
x>t shot at us.
It is a question if twenty five mei
have expressed an independent opin
ion in Alleghany County in twenty
five years without fear of ostracism.
Plenty known from experience.
A "scared” votei
COOPERATIVES AS EDUCATORS
In the past few years, much of thi
most important work of farm cooper
ative organizations has been in the
field of education.
Only part of |.his educational acti
vity has been directed at their mem
tiers and other farmers. The public
has shared in it. So have governmen
officials. So have business men. Pro
gressive cooperatives are making the
desires and needs of the farmei
understood by the urban and politics
The full effect of that work ha.'
not been seen yet, buj. it is not diffi
cult to grasp its importance. At the
moment the general publis is probab
ly better informed on the farm situa
tion, and is more sympathetically
minded toward agriculture, than ij
ever has been before—largely because
of the cooperatives. And there ha.r
never been a time when representa
tivesof the organized farmers fount’
so ready a welcome at Washington
and so eager an audience to lister,
to the advice they have to offer. The
hand of the cooperatives is apparenj.
in some of the most important para
graphs of the recent agricultural act
The work of the cooperatives i:
never-ending they’re meeting new
problems daily, battling them, anc
winning out. They’re laying the
soundest foundation on which tc
build, that agriculture ever had.
They’re getting rid of old ideas, out
noded methods, lethargic and ignor
ant attitudes of mind. They’re deser
/ing of the utmost success.
VACANCIES IN MARINES
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 5—A limi|.et
number of boys between the ages o
L7 and 18 will be accepted at the
Marine Corps Recruiting Station
Post Office Building, Savannah, Ga.
during the month of December t<
learn the drum and trumpet it i
announced by Lieut. Colonel A. E
Drum, Officer in Charge.
Applicants for drum and trumpe.
must have at least an eight grad,
education and be not less than 6£
inches in height.
In addition to the vacancies foi
drum and trumpet 35 graduates o:
high school between the ages of It
and 30 will be accepted for genera
Applications will be mailed upoi
request to yyoung men of this sec
! ion who have the above require
- Automobiles of 1934 have ‘Knees’
New /York.—Striking change
will be made in the front wheel a;
sembly of the automobiles manufai
i tured by General Motors next year, ii
i was announced by Alfred P. Sloan,
i Jr., president of the corporation,
Monday. These changes will make
for a new type of front axles anc
springs, designed to afford easier rid
ing and greater safety.
Mr. Sloan said the 1934 model;
would be built so that each wheel
would absorb the road shock without
transmitting it ot other parp of the
| “Engineers call it ‘independent
front wheel suspension,”’ Mr. Sloai;
continued, "but the simplest way tc
explain it is to say that we have put
knees on our automobiles. The front
wheels correspond to the legs anu
feet of a man. They are the parts
that get over the ground.
“In the past, all automobiles have
been stiff-jointed. The front wheel
joined by a heavy I-beam axle and
stiff front springs, have communicat
ed every jar and jolt jo each other,
and to the chasis. When you hit a
bump it causedthe front of the car
o tilt, the rear to pitch and he pass
engers to be Jounced.
‘Now General Motors bus pioneer
ed an entirely new front wheel as
sembly, perfected by more than iwo
years of engineering work in our
laboratories and on our General Mo
tors' proving ground. The old-type
-ront axle and the stiff front springs
"Each front wheel will be attached
individually to the chasis by its own
soft springs. When it encounters a
bump or hole, it will rise or fall in
dependently, as your leg is lifted or
straightened by its knee without af
fecting your other leg or the equili
brium of your body. The result will
be that the wheel, not the passenger,
will get the jar.”
Mr. Sloan added that the 1934 mid
els would be roomier *.han those of
his year without much change of
/heel base. Also the price arrange
nent will be upward from $50 on au
omobiles in the $500 class. This
advance in price, Mr. Sloan said, will
>e made necessary by the changes in
-he front axle and wheel assembly
md by the rising cost of production
nder the National Recovery Admin
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 8—The new
Ford V-8 for 1934 is to be puj. on
display tomorrow in more than i.OOO
Ford dealerships throughout the Un
ited States, Edsel B. Ford, president
of the Ford Motor Company announ
As revealed here by Henry Ford
and his son to several score news
paper correspondents, special writers
and photographers, the new Ford has
greater power, more speed, quicker
accelration, smoother performance,
nore miles per gallon, especially at
higherspeeds.and quicker starting in
cold weather, plus refined body lines
ind a new built-in system of clear
/ision body ventilation .
The improvements in engine per
formance are the result of the use
>f a new dual down-draft carburetor
ind dual intake manifold which in
crease the engine’s power approxi
mately 12 per cent and provide a re
markable improvement in pickup.
“The new car is jhe best car the
Pord Motor Company ever built,” the
Ford president said. “Basically, it is
the same car as the hundreds of
thousands of other Ford V-8s now on
the road. It simply incorporates num
erous improvements in engine and
chassis design, the new body venti
lation system and refinements in
>ody styling andappoin^ments which
have been broug? ' to a proper stage
of development d 'g the past year
in our engineering .esearch.”
The new Ford ventilation system, '
which is built into the body, permits
clear vision, prevents drafts and pro
vides file desired amount of fresh air
in any weather. Individual control is
provided for both front and rear side
When ventilationis desired the win
dow glass is raised to the top. Then
the handle is given an additional hall
turn. This slides the glass back hor
izontally to form a narrow slot be
tween the glass and jhe frame.
Through this slot air is drawn out by
the froward motion of the car.
This simple ventilation system
maintains a draft-free circulation of
air and prevents fogging windshield
and windows in cold weather. Both
windsheild and cowl ventilator can be
opened jo supply additional air for
warm weather driving.
The distinctive lines of the Ford
V-8 have been refined in the 1934 car
by a newly-designed radiator shell
grille and other features. Interiors
reveal new tufted upholstery and
garnish mouldings, a cove-type head
lniing, new instrument panel, arm
rests, door pulls and hardware. Sun
visors are provided in all closed cars,
those in the de luxe cars being of
swivel type ^o prevent glare both
from the front and sides.
Fenders on de luxe cars are in col
or to harmonize with the body colors.
Wheel colors are optional. A new en
amel finish is used on all bodies, This
has greater wearing qualities, a more
enduring lustre and requires only
washing to restore its brilliance. Bod
ies are steel, electrically welded one
MONEY—HARD AND SOFT
The growing complexity of the
money problem found ip echo lately
in the resignation of two high gov
The subject of monetary standards
is very likely to be the hottest of sub
jects when Congress convenes. And,
unless the public pulse changes its
beat materially, the bulk of senti
menj. will be in favor of a reasonably
conservative stand. Most businesses
and individuals beleive that gold
should remain the backbone of the
system—and there is a strong de
mand that monetization of silver be
adopted, in order to provide gold with
an ally in doing essenjial work.
Not since the days of Bryan has
money so excited the electorate-nor
caused so much dissent among a
multitude of experts.
LET’S BREAK A TRADITION
Traditions, even when most didieu
lous, die hard. And it’s an unfortu
nate thing that a sort of padition
has grown up in this country to the
effect that the only possible time fo
building and repairing is in the spring
and summer, and that fall and winte*
are not to be considered.
As a master of fact, winter is ai
excellent time for building and re
pairing in most localities. The con
Structicn industry is just getting c
the road to recovery. It i.s preparing' ?
-"or a revival that will mat...ahdi:n*,
in the view of experts, in the near
future. Materials and contra :n :c J
are still excrunely lew- Luc they a- ;
This winter, in all probability, of
fers you your last chance to get in
“at the bottom’’ so far as building
costs are concerned. Unprejudiced ob
servers, particularly those who gath
er statistics and follow trends, .
of tne opinion that n r ...;
for real estate and con ,ti acir.n ... j
ces to sink lurlher-aud thut ..o, ,'
are just over the horizon . ... ) ,
the time savings are to b. •
whether they be a couple oi in: .
dollars on an entire new houie, or «•
couple of hundred oh repair n g .r 1
conditioning the olu one. Inv. u.
and employment are bettor than cha
MOUNT ZION NEWS
by Claude J. Smith
Mrs. J. F. Shepherd visited her
mother, Mrs. Mary Cox cue d;- ia.T
Edna Rae Smith spent Tuesday
night of last week with .Chaco Bop
pers, near Wal'nUj. Branch.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Pugh, W. F.
Pugh Ethel Pugh and Mrs. George.
Smith visited Mrs. W. F. Pugh at
Statesville Wednesday. They leport
ed that Mrs. Pugh had left the hr
pital, and was at the home of her
cousin, U. P. Allison. She is ei pc Me;;
Mrs. S. E. Smith and sue. Thome o
visited at Clay Smith's Friday c. , -
Several people from this cornmuni
•.y made a business trip to* Spur:
Mrs. George Smith visited Mr : J.
F. Shepherd Saturday.
S. E. Smith was at C- rl Hump
ton’s, near Stratford, Sal a ....
Mr. and Mrs. i . C. id iwavds, o:
Peden, visited Mrs. Edv.va r<:rt :
Mr. and Mrs. George Black. S n.
Claude Smith visited at G: Wea
ver’s and Bill Williams’ Sunday.
W. R. Jones', Mm.' H. Csu\ 'Smith,
Mrs. George Smith, Mrs. J. my Cox
and Harrison Woodse were at S. E.
Smith's last week.
“Tcrgivoi't ur; Tim,'.' column At on.:
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3ponsifcle for this audition:! . . .,c to
he patrotlc hymn “Air. /c.
My -country ’tis the
Land of the R. F. C.
And jfs. hour day.
I love thy 3.2
N. S. F. and I. O. TJ.
Oh, R. -S. V. 1“.. I . D Q.
Dear N: It. A.
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I want your turkeys for Christmas. I will pay the highest market
price. See me before selling. I want two car loads of turkeys deliv
ered here Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, December 13, 14, 15,
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5 store. :.1e
has unloaded his Christmas presents at JAY
has every thing you want. All kinds of dolls and toys for L '
folks, also a full Sine of beautiful presents for boys, girls, a a t
Visit this store and do your Christmas shopping. We are e; r .
ly prepared to take care of your needs in dress slippers. and :
for every-body. 1 cany S*.ar Brand Solid Leather Shoes.
Also a full line of \ r-nV dofh’ng, hail, tr*: v'A.i% glov
etc. Sweaters and underwear especially low priced lor CL i
have a fall Kao of box candies, nuts, fruits, and eals .fresh h
Make this store your head quarters during Christmas.
JAY HALA, ;
WORN MOTOR GIVEN NEW LIFE AND POWER
ACCURACY EQUAL TO HIGHEST FACTORY STANDARDS
io the Public:
, r In servicing automobiles, we have always
carved in doing whateve called upon in the most
G: pjenl and intelligent manner. Your car in our care
vmi aIwa?s receive the most efficient service possible.
, .Beleiving in the neccessity of proper tools
:^ajibery for the upkeep of modern motors, we
.investigate many kinds of m ehinery and time saving
wr i.£3, because the use of modern machinery reverts
> ad: to our customers in mo.e reasonable charges for
service work and better precision workmanship.
r „ s V?ith the definite idea in mind of giving the
u uoji value possible in price and extra servic, we
nave added to our equipment a machine which we
ciieve to fee the greatest development in motor re’
: owermg equipment.
i;lhe work of this machine is so accurate
a! worn cylinders can be restored to their original
acy. Its work equals the highest standard oi
n o?7 precision, and full motor power can be main'
' ahcd from 75,000 to 200,000 miles.
\ oil will he interested in this modern motor
r-Si vice. Please phone us or drive into the Garage and
7' • ^ tch you more about our new motor service and
hs iv ii will restore full power and efficiency to your
rn io_. Ihe savings in gas and oil will be sufficient to
rho cost of restoring full motor power. It will also
20.000 to 30,000 more miles of satisfactory
Keeping your motor at full operating
eibdeucy 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?
NOTICE of execution sale
in T<ie Superior Court—Before the
J. Cam Fields, plaintiff,
J. Mack Osborne, defendant.
Under and by virtue of an execu
. u in attachment dirtcted to the
undersigned by the Superior Court of
Alleghany County in the above-en
!- itled action, I will, on Monday, Jan.
1st. !.93t at one O'clock P. M. at the
■ourt house door at Sparta, sell to the
lighest bidder for cash to satisfy said
■.mention, all the right, title, and in
i•rest of the defendant J. Mack Os
borne in the following described real
Being a one seventh undivided in
crest in what is known as the Jennie
tec-ves place, lying and being in said
'ounty, Prathers Creek Township, ad
■ lining1 the lands of Eugene Transou,
*1, L. Williams and others, containing
about 156 acres, and fully described
by metes and bounds in a deed from
<. C. Duncan, Administrator of W.
0. Reeves dated Dec. 1st, 1930 and re
corded in the office of the Register oi
of said county in Book 40 Page
This the 23rd. day of Nov. 1933.
R. B. McMillan, Sheriff
By Walter M. Irwin, D. S.
NOTICE OF SALE OF LA Mi iviit
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
A 1 .LEG! I ANY COUNTY.
By virtue of a decree of the Super
Cmirt of Alleghany County in a
a.l proceeding entitled ‘‘Maggie
k‘i.! McMillan vs Page MeMilland and
U . is, 1 will offer for sat^kt public j
inn at the court house door at
Sparta on Saturday, December 23rd,
1033, 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,” adjoniing
the lands of Wiley M. Irwin, R. A.
Doughton and others, and containing
about 24 acres.
Terms of sale: One third 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 r.on-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.
THE SPARTA GARAGE
!S Vi/]!; CAR READY FOR COLD WEATHER ?
A general motor tune-up will insure eas£ starting and
peppy performance on frosty mornings.
—GILLETTE AND ATLAS TIRES—
OENKK'AI, REPAIRS POPULAR PRICES
F. M. JOINES, Manager.