The following record of industrial
activity lists items showing investment
of capital, employment of labor and
business activities and opportunities.
Marble—Columbia Marble Co. mak
ing rapid progress in development of
their recently acquired marble prop
erties in and around this place.
Marion—Work started on modern
two-story commercial building on J.
A. Poteat’s property on Logan street.
Fremon—Eureka Ffigh School will
be consolidated with high school here.
Kinston—Oil drilling operations to
start soon in this part of state.
Marion—Telegraph office moved to
office of Southern Railway in station
Lenoir—Caldwell Cafe opened on
North Main street.
Granite Falls—Stirewalt Brothers
peach orchard four miles from here
on Dudley Shoals road, to harvest be
tween 600 and 700 bushels from pres
Hemp—Lunch room opened ior
business in building adjoining Army
Store, by Mr. Mitchell of Siler City.
Smithfield—New Cash Store estab
lishing business in this city.
Work on Broadhurst bridge over
Neuse River, between Goldsboro and
Seven Springs, now underway.
Warren ton—Press Publishing Co.
purchased "Vance News Leader,”
weekly paper published at Henderson.
Pinebluff—Pinebluff Inn sold to
newly organized Lumbee Corporation
who plan exclusive club for their use
during winter months.
Aberdeen—Extensive building pro
gram underway in this place.
Spring Hope—Contract awarded to
William Lee Bass of Momeyer, for
erection of brick veneer school build
ing to take place of colored school
burned in spring.
Highlands—Construction started on
all-year recreation center estimated to
cost between $15,000 and $20,000.
Raleigh—Plans being made for
maintenance of roads in Wake, Frank
lin, Vance and Warren counties.
Lumberton — Farmers’ Warehouse
made extensive additions to their facil
ities for serving tobacco growers of
Mount Airy—'New post office and
Federal building will be built on Ren
fro Hill in downtown district.
Wilmington—Public bowling alley
High Point-—Successors to Knox
Furniture Co., Williams-Norris Co.
completed large show room in No. 3
building of their plant on English
Mount Airy—Mount Airy Coal
Yard started operations at old Welch’s
Coal Yard on Willow street.
Troy—Work completed on, Sunday
School rooms at Baptist Church.
Raleigh — Contracts awarded for
building three remaining links of
Highway No. 90 west of city.
Red Springs—Leland L. Jones of
Wilmington to establish another week
ly paper for this town.
Clinton—T. J. Hood, Jr., new own
er of Central Service Station located
across street from Western Union.
Contracts awarded for grading, top
soiling and structures on ten miles of
Highway No. 90 between Apex and
Lillington—Bridge over Cape Fear
River opened for traffic.
Dunn—Dr. S. Glenn Wilson open
ed office in Turlington building.
Raleigh—Plans completed for con
solidation of University, State College
and N. C. C. W.
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Trade and Industry started move to
establish hard wood lumber mill in
Sylva—Lyric Theatre recently in
stalled Arctic Nu-Air System.
Bids opened for widening 12.63
miles on Route No. 10 between Wayne
county line and Kinston.
Canton — Old Haywood county
courthouse being razed to make way
for modern courthouse and jail on site.
Kannapolis—North Kannapolis Bap
tist Church building now being used.
Highway No. 74 between Concord
and Caldwell Station opened to traf
Raleigh—Work will start soon on
plans for new State Prison and other
prison buildings authorized by 1931
Clayton—C. W. Horne Co. reopen
ed and incorporated $100,000 business
here, dealing in groceries, mercantiles
Siler City—Beauty parlor to be op
ened in connection with City Barber
Edenton—Progress being made on
Grain Bags For Sale
A limited quantity of New
SEAMLESS GRAIN BAGS
for sale - 25c each
ROWAN SEED CO.
construction of post office building
Low bid submitted by George R.
Martin for 6.77 miles of gravel on
Route No. 90 from Mocksville toward
Lexington, for price of $28,925.
tures on waterway improvement con
struction in Eastern North Carolina
from early part of this year through
June 31, total more than $890,975,
according to Major R. A. Wheeler, lo
cal district army engineer.
In 1930 our exports of merchandise
GOLD MINE IN RANDOLPH COUNTY
PROBABLY BE REOPENED SOON
The Hoover Hill gold mine, perhaps
the richest and certainly one of the
earliest worked in Randolph for this
metal, may be reopened and worked.
The mine is now owned by Mrs. Lee
Briles, of High Point, widow of the
late Lee Briles, who was the last ope
rator of the mine.
The mine was found quite by acci
dent by Joseph Hoover many, many
years ago. This man and his son Wil
liam were going to the woods one af
ternoon for a load of light-wood, the
boy driving the team while the father
walked along swinging his axe, hitting
at rocks in the path. One rock at
tracted Mr. Hoover on account of its
unusual composition and he struck an
other blow with his axe and found
gold. The man then set to work min
ing gold from this location, several
miles west of Asheboro and it became
known as "one of the richest mines
in this country.” Records then show
that after working the mine for some
years, in fact until his death, the prop
erty was then sold to McDowell and
Woodfin, who purchased this large
tract, rich in gold reproducing rocks,
In 1806, during the early period of
mining, a cabin was built by Joseph
Hoover at the mine. In this cabin
many of the Hoovers were born and
reared, as well as some of their de
scendants. Oscar Redding, chairman of
the city school board of Asheboro, was
born in this house.
R. A. Gaddis, of Asheboro, grand
son of Joseph Hoover, has reproduced
this log house in a novel desk. The
house had, and the desk likewise, four
rooms, two below and two above with
a verv narrow passage-way down
stairs. The stairs themselves are uni
que, narrow and winding after the
fashion of the day. The front of the
miniature cabin, built by Mr. Gaddis,
drops down making a desk, and the
opening in the side is covered by a
clever "trap door” filling in the door
way, thus making a perfect writing
desk. The outside of this house-desk
is painted to give the idea of logs,
copied from the original interesting
The original shaft, sunk by the dis
coverer and first worker of the mine
is 3 50 ft. deep, now filled with water
as are several other shafts. C. H. Rush,
an older resident of Asheboro, was
connected with the mine forty-odd
years ago, when the Briles shaft was
sunk and recalls some interesting in
cidents connected with this period of
the activity of the mine. A drift was
sunk 70 feet below the main shaft
with wings in several directions. In
prospecting around far below the sur
face of the earth, the miners came
across the richest stops ever discover
ed in the mine. Mr. Rush recalls how
the gold lay uite apparent along the
wall of the steps but when his supply
gave out, the workmen found no more.
It is Mr. Rush’s idea that there is still
plenty of gold in this mine, but he be
lieves it to be in "pockets” rather than
in straight veins. This theory is, of
course, problematical but drawn from
the past history of the mine and the
manner in which the gold was found,
but be that as it may the gold is
Estate Is Doubled
After Man’s Death
White Plains, N. Y., Aug. 19.—
Since his death fifteen years ago. the
estate of the late Richard Harding
Davis, noted author, has more than
doubled in value as a result of post
humous royalties from his writings, it
was disclosed in a formal accounting
submitted to the surrogate’s courts.
When Davis died in 1916 his estate
was appraised at $49,029. Today its
total value is $136,181, according to
the accounting submitted by the Bank
of America. More than half of the in
crease has been in the form of royal
ties for the adaption of Davis stories
in motion pictures. The rest has come
from book publishers and dramatic
rights for the legitimate stage.
The author’s will established a trust
fund under the terms of which his
widow, Mrs. Elizabeth McCoy Davis,
is to continue as beneficiary as long as
she does not remarry. In the event of
her remarriage, the income would re
vert to a daughter, Hope. Mrs. Davis
and her daughter are at present tour
Dignity is the mask behind which
we hide our ignorance.
Is Paroled In Killing
Oklahoma City, Aug. 19.—Okla
homa’s "truth serum” convict, Claude
Newton, has won a parole from Gov.
W. H. Murray from a life sentence on
conviction of killing Briggs Chumley,
Oklahoma City policeman, in 1924.
Newton, who maintained his inno
cence under the influence of "truth
serum” before a peace officers’ conven
tion at Holdenville, Okla., in 1926,
was paroled for a year to his mother,
Mrs. Annie B. Newton, of Waco, Tex
as, and was promised extended clem
ency if he behaved.
C. E. B. Cutler, State pardon and
parole officer, said Elmer D. Miller,
fellow-officer who was wounded and
the only eyewitness to the killing, in
sisted that Newton was not the slay
er. Nevertheless, Newton was convict
ed, said Cutler, "by securing testimony
from persons who knew nothing about
The "truth serum” did not enter
into the parole order.
On Parachute Jump
Chanute Field, Rantoul, 111., Aug.
19-—Acting Corporal Garland E.
Cain, of the United States Army Air
Corps, knows today just how he look
ed when he made a parachute jump
of 4,000 feet. He took pictures of
himself as he descended.
Two built-over cameras of midget
size, each weighing three ounces, were
used. They were tied to his chest. Eight
of the pictures were upward views,
which included close-ups of his facial
expressions. The others were down
"I had a lot of things to remember, ’
Cain said, "but made my first shot
holding the camera out at arm’s length
directed at my face. I had then fallen
about 800 feet. I took eight shots and
the camera indicator registered empty.
Then I pulled up the other '.arnera.
When the rush of wind escaping
through the vent of my chute would
subside for a moment, I could even
hear the click of the shutter.”
'So Joe was the life of the party?”
"Yeah. He was the only one who.,
could talk louder than the radio.”—
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Having qualified as Administrator of the es
tate of Ellen A. Ingram, this is to notify all
persons having claims against the said de
cendent to file an itemized, verified statement
oT ass ^
'ions indebted la said
make prompt settlement.
This August 14th, 1931.
LOUIS CLEMENT, Administrator
of the estate of Ellen A. Ingram,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Luther Dean Jarrett, Spencer, N. C., having
executed a deed of assignment for the benefit
of his creditors to the undersigned trustee,
this is to notify all persons having claims
against the said Luther Dean Jarrett, to file
an itemized, verified statement of the same
with the Clerk of Superior Court of Rowan
County, on or before the 14th day of August,
1932, or they will be barred from participat
ing in the assets of the said Luther Dean Jar
Persons indebted to the said Luther Dean
Jarrett, will make prompt settlement w.th the
This, the 14th day of August, 1931.
W. T. BURKE, Jr., Trustee.
E. W. G. HUFFMAN, Attorney.
Aug. 20-Sept. 10.
SALE OF REAL PROPERTY
PURSUANT to the provisions contained in
™^rtaln mortgage trust deed dated June 5th.
1926 executed by V. B. Miller (single) to A.
M. Hanna, Trustee, which mortgage is duly
^■stored in Book of mortgages No. 97, page
203, office of the Register of Deeds for Rowan
County, N. C., default having been made in
the payment of the amount secured by the said
mortgage as therein provided, and by author
ity and power of sale conferred, and by Baid
mortgage and by law provided, and at the re
vest of the holder of said note, the undersign
ed Trustee will offer for sale at public auction
to the highest bidder for cash, at the court
house door in Salisbury, N. C., on
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 1931, at
12 O’CLOCK, NOON,
the following described real property, to-wit:
BEGINNING at a stake on National High
way and Rockwell Road and runs thence S.
33 deg. E. 150 feet to a stake; thence S. 57
deg. W. 160 feet to a stake; thence N. 33
deg. W. 150 feet to a stake on the National
Highway; thence with the National Highway
N. 57 deg. E. 160 feet to the beginning.
Situated in the Town of China Grove, N. C„
opposite property of Farm Life School and on
the National Highway leading from China
Grove to Salisbury, N. C.
Dated, this August 14th, 1931.
A. M. HANNA, Trustee.
E. W. G. HUFFMAN, Attorney.
IAug.20-Sept.!0. ... ■
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE
Pursuant to a judgment of the Superior
Court of Rowan County in a proceeding en
titled, "R. E. Fraley, administrator of J. H.
Kincaid vs. T. M. Kincaid and wife, Viola
.Kincaid, et al.,” the undersigned commission
er will, on SATURDAY, Sept. 19th, 1981,
at 12 :00 Noon, at the Courthouse Door in the
City of Salisbury, N. C.» sell at public auc
tion, to the highest bidder, for cash, the fol
lowing described real property, to-witr:
1st. Tract. Beginning at a stake on lot No.
1, thence S. 20% deg. E. 5 poles to a stake;
thence N. 69% deg. E. 4 chains (16 poles) to
a stake on the East side of the Mocksville
Road; thence N. 20% deg. W. 5 poles to a
stake on the same side of the road; thence
S. 69% deg. W. 4 chains (16 poles) to the be
ginning, containing one-half an acre, be tire
same, more or less. For back title see Book
64, page 438.
2nd. Tract. Also another tract adjoining
the above, commencing at a stake on J. L.
Ketehey’s N. W. corner, thence N. with Misses
Winders’ (grantors) line to a stake on Mrs.
Reeves’ corner; thence West across North
Street to a stake on Geo. T. Thomason's line;
thence S. with Thomason's and J. C. Miller’s
line to J. L. Ketchey's corner; thence East
across said Street to the beginning, contain
ing one-sixteenth of an acre, more or less.
See Book 134, page 295 for title.
This the 17th day of August, 1931.
R. E. FRALEY, Commissioner.
IRA R. SWICEGOOD, Attorney.
I could not sleep
1 ttTHERE were days
I 1 when I felt like I
I could not get my work
I done. I would get so
I nervous and ‘trembly’
B I would have to lie
■ down.' I was very rest
■ less, and could not
■ sleep at night.
I My mother advised
ffl me to take Cardui,
ffl and I certainly am
ffl glad she did. It is
ffl the first thing that
ffl seemed to give me
B any strength. I felt
19 better after the first
ffl bottle. I kept it up
fffl and am now feel
|ffl ing fine.”—Mrs.
|J§jj K. Gibson, Fort .
|§H Payne, Ala.
I Take Thedford’s Black-Draught
I for Constipation, Indigestion,
I and Biliousness.
Say, "I Saw It in
Let youi- next Battery be a UNIT
SALE CONTINUES TO AUGUST 31st
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Dust Proof 3-Ply Walnut Veneer—EASY PAYMENTS S
Living Room Suite, Union Made $74*50
PloETuLp. DINING ROOM SUITE
Artistic metal base. Parchment OS Ten Pieces I
shades. A wide variety at this . c , ,
price. A tine walnut veneered suite; 8 foot
^ extension table, buffet, server and
K six chairs. A really beautiful suite I B|U|
^ guaranteed to give long service.
$50.00 The win ers choice of colors and pattern of this fine rug wilt be given 1 j i
^ __ . to the person writing the best essay of not more than 200 words on
"Why You Should Buy Your Home Furnishing at Stoudemire’s.”
i RUg There are no restrictions, anyone can enter, just bring your essay to our j I
i store not later than 6 p. m. August 31st.
i j 8 ' Competent judges will be selected frojn prominent business men of Salis- j
| bury and Spencer. Their names will be announced later and their de
ll B cision will be final. i
! BRING YOUR ESSAY AND WIN A RUG!
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where you will always find parking space !
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