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~NORTH WILKESBORO. N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1933
jtiSiip^lJM'oUT Of THE
Wilkes Crime Wave to
Saturday Are *North Wilk^feoro Days*
Values Are Offered
Mass Meeting of
For Next Sunday
Will Be Held Simday After
noon at Courthouse in
SOUCITOR JONES WRITES
All Citizens Urged To Attend;
WUl Begin at 3:00
A mass meeting of citizens of
Wilkes county to discuss the
crime situation will be held at
the county courthouse in Wil
kesboro Sunday afternoon.
Taking the initiative in calling
the meeting. Solicitor John R.
Jones saiij the recent crime wave '
In Wilkes county is alarming and '
that he felt that the time has
come ^or citizens to take action.
The meeting will begin at 3
o’clock and every citizen "inter
ested in building a better citizen
ship through the teachin.g of a
greater respect for the law" is
requested to attend.
Soft Spoken Moravian Falls
Visitor Caught at Asheville
Donald Campbell Arrested In Asheville Friday at the Request
of New York Officers; Fleeced Number of People In
Wilkes and Beat 18 Months’ Board Bill
Donald Campbell, remembered I fortune coming from a piece of
I by a number of Wilkes people as
the smooth-talking gentleman
from New York, was arrested in
Asheville last Friday at the re
quest of New York officers who
identified him as an escapee
from Sing Sing prison.
The officers were in Wilkes
week before last on the trail of suddenly disappeared and
their man. However, they were i not heard from until the
property in New York which had
increased in value due to the
growth of the great metropolis.
However, after getting into
the good graces of several peo
ple who loaned him money on the j
strength of his representations I
and after piling up a large board
bill, Campbell and the woman
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt,
honorary chairman of the Na-
told that Campbell, who closely I York officers came through re
resembled the photographs of the i cently.
Russel T. Sherwood, friend
and alleged financial confidant
of former mayor Jimmy Walker
women's organizations in the U..
The meeting has a two-fold
purpose, 3clictor Jones said. One
purpose is to discuss v ays ami
means of combatting the crime
wave, while the second is to lay
plans for an educational pro
gram looking to a more wide
spread observance of all law.s.
The committee which is ar
ranging the program for the
meeting is composed of .Solicitor
Jones, Sheriff W. B. Somer.s.
Mayor W. E. Harris and Rev. W.
C. Meadows, the latter a vener
able Baptist minister of Bores
Circulars atinounclng the meet
ing are now being distributed.
Solicitor Jones has also mailed i Partment has called
tional Committee on the f'nuse | months in the .Moravian
and Cure of War, representing ' community,
some three million American I During his stay at .Moravian
women, announces that definite! paUg Campbell and a much
steps are being taken to further j yf,„j,ger woman who passed as
organize public opinion “at the | j,jg put up at a boarding
hearth." Round table discussions | jj^iise and lived as a gentleman
i are being launched by eleven | ipisure. He is said to have
e.scaped prisoner, had moved on | Campbell Is about 50 years of ■ York is back after 21
last December after spending' age and was wanted in New j absence to face court
York to complete his prison sen-1 involving a tax lien and
tence. It is understood that var-j ^ |50,000 contempt fine. Sher-
ious communities have been j ^.qqj disappeared preceding the
fleeced by him with his
spoken misrepresentations. j
Governor J; C. B. Ehringhaus |
immediately granted extradition j
papers for his return to New;
By Merchants of Giy
For Special Trade Event
Many Merchants Co-Operate In Staginsr
Special Event Last Two Days of Week;
Prices Are Lower
PUBLIC IS ADVISED TO BUY NEEDS
Three Per Cent Sales Tax And Advancing
Prices Indicate Greater Cost On All
Merchandise to Consumer
claimed that he had a sizeable York.
Construction of \North Wilkeshoro Selected
New Post Office i fQy Postmasters^ Meeting
May Begin Soon
Election Took Place Tue.sday
Afternoon at Meeting
Tretisury Deptirtment Asks
For Detailed Survey-of
North Carolina Branch of National League of District! SUCCEEDS MRS
Postmasters To Meet Here Next Year; Mrs. Mat-
tie F. Greer, of Boomer, Is Member of
OUTLOOK IS BRIGHTER
North Wilkp.‘tboro was seletod i Friday’s session were: W. E.
,as the 1934 convention city fof' Bailey, Chadhonrn. first vice
. .“TT". . 1 1 president: N. 'V. Johnson, Den-
The I’nited Slates treasur\ de- (f,,. Xorth Carolina branch of i, , . -i #.
ton. second vice president; Miss
the National League of District | gg|]|g Wilkins, Magnolia, sec-
out a letter to some of the lead
ing citizens of the coinity, call
ing their attention to present
conditions. Since it is impossible
for Mr. Jones to write everybody
personally. The Journal-Patriot
secured a copy of the letter for
publication. The letter follows:
‘‘In the last I." months, there
has been more than a dozen hom
icides in Wilkes county. We have
a population of around 36,000,
more than one homicide to every
four thousand eitizen.s. This is a
much larger homicide rate per
(Continued on page eight)
tailed survey of the I’revette ! postmasters at the annual meet-i retary and treasurer. J. E. Wak-
Shops Are Merged
j property on "C" street between ■ jog Jn Hickory Friday.
Ninth and Tenth streets and a | The city was selected for tlie
proposed contract for this work , annual convention after an invl-
has already been forwarded to Tallon had been extended by Mrs.
Washington by Sam P. Mitchell, | .Mattie F. Greer, Boomer post-
civil engineer of this city. : mistress, who is a member of the
Postmaster R E. Walters atat- executive committee. Mrs. Greer
ed yesterday that he had receiv-! is to he congratulated upon the
1 ed no information as to the success of her efforts to laud the
course that will he taken regard- convention for North Wilkesboro.
ing the project here, hut North | G. 11. Goodson, of Lmeolnton.
Wilkeshoro citizens are more was elected president of the
hopeful than they have been In ; league. Other officers elected at
. several weeks over prospects for |
immeiiiate coustnicliou of the i
po.st office building. |
The I’revpttP property was se- ■
leeted as the site for the new'
.building early this year, but an 1
indefinite delay in construrtion^ Martin, of Salisbury,!
kace, of Denton, w’as added to;
Charles McNeill, of Purlear.
was elected county welfare of
ficer Tuesday afternoon at a
joint meeting of the board of
county commissioners and the
board of education. The election
took place at the end of a three-
hour session during which the
various candidates for the posl-
the executive board which is,
composed of the first and second tion were considered,
vice presidents, J. H. Carlton, of
Burgaw, and Mrs. Mattie F.
Greer, of Boomer.
The meeting Tuesday was held
as the result of the failure of
the two boards to elect at their
Dirt Now Being Moved For Buildup
Fill To North End of Yadkin Bridge
Attorney Charles A. Jonas, of I joint session on the first Mon
Lincolnton, former United States ! jn June,
congressman, was the principal j Mr. McNeill succeeds Mrs. Va-
speaker at the convention. I ig^-i^ (Belle Nichols Foster who
The convention at Hickory was ; 1,3, jj^ij tj,at position for the
considered one of the best held in years. Mrs. Foster was
a number of years. leading contender for re-elec-
jtion, it is understood. There were
I about 17 candidates for the
i The new officer will take
charge on the first Monday In
jJuly if his election is confirmed
Reports to the effect that sev- hy the state welfare eommission-
was thought likely when the i =„cccssful bidder onl*’'"' idded ^ er.
Summers Shop Merged With ,.ral emergency fund for public I in connect ion with *'> the structure now undei con-. Mr. McNeill Is a young man of
Williams Mill Company: buildings wns absorbed by vidkin ^
New Equipment reforestation project. I’"''-’’*’ Yadkin .. change of ^graduate ot Appalachian
information that a detail-, here, moved his steam shovel | pj^^g ,,gg marie .so far as | Teachers College, Boone.
Announcement of the merger .survey is to be made of tbe ' )iere the first of tlie week and ' could be learned last night. i the son ot Mrs. W
of the Summers Radiator ilepair pp„j„.,.ty nives rise to the belief trucks are now engaged in haul-1 Dirt is now being lianled from i of, Purlear, with whom he makes
Shop with the Williams -MiH jimt actual eonstructioii is like-. jng dirt for the fill. 'the cut from the hill at the point, his home. His father died
company will be of interest 10
automoltile owm'rs of tbis sec
tion. -All equipment of tbe Sum
mers shop, operated by H. I!.
Summers, ha.s been moved to ibe '
New equipment has been pur- 1
chased by the new firm ami the (
■WHlliarns Miil company is now
adequately equipped to take care
of the automobile owners needs
In radiator repair work, body re
pairing. glass replacements
general automobile service.
Iv to he started soon.
Checks For Civil
War Veterans Are
To Be Distributed
Tlie fill begins at tlie end of' of the new entrance to the bridge ' cently.
the bridge on the North Wilkes-1 from the Wilkeshoro side. It >s ] ^ r . «wtUT
boro side of the Yadkin and j being moved to the north side. BrOOks And White
slopes to a point near Forester’s j of the river for use in building! Are Arrested In
N'u-Way .Service Station. 1 the fill.
Heeeivisl Tliis Week
roni State .\inlilor; No
.Now Ones On List
J. M. Ray Dies at , Funeral Is Held
Roaring River! For Fred Kilby
Kilby Death Case
The June payment to Confed-
and erale veterans and their widows Away Tuesday Night 11.ji.st Ritcs Conducted
was received tiy Clerk of Super-^ After Long Illness; Funer- Reddies River Baptist
The Williams Mill companv is ior Court Wm. A, Stroud this, j Church Monday
River week and the checKS are now,
re-idv for deliverv. The checks , J. M. Ray, a well known citi-
Both Released Under Rond On
Monday; Neither Wa.s S*ri-
located near the Reddies
Robert Brooks and Tony
White, young men ot this city,
were arrested Monday at the
Wilkes Hospital in connection
with the death ot Fred Kilby, of
Somers and Williams may be obtained by calling
— ■ r'Tork*'? office Mr. Stroud uu
•will appreciate your patronage, tin. .loiK s oiiite.
Last rites for Fred T. Kilby, | this city, who lost his life Sun-
the Roaring River com-1 24, of this'city, who lost his life I day morning in an automobile
'munity, died Tuesday evening at 1 in an automobile accident Sun-
! accident in front of Call post oi
Twenty-two men who are on
10:30 following an Illness of 1 day morning about 7 o’clock on
Orpheum Theatre pension
Has Fine Program' p,"! eive $132 "'^ t'b'l O'*® colored in declining health for I?
The arrest was made Just be-
: the pension roll as veterans^ will | about six months.^ He had |'^well'co^dT^^^
"Cynara” and “The Kid From !
pain" are the feature
I’ftlons at the Orpheum Theatre
during the coming week. The
coming week’s program is prob
ably one of ‘he best offered in
“Cynara." w hich w'ill be shown
•day and tomorrow, finds Ron-
Id Colman and .Kay Francis, two
listed as a veteran, will
L iget $100.00. Widows in Class B. I
® ' numbering 33. will receive $50,
day from Reddies River Baptist |
church at 2:30 p m. Rev. Noah seriously Injured. White was^r^
70 years of age
while Te widowr 'in''class 22 of this year.
A are entitled to $150.00 each, j The funeral service was to be
No new names have been j conducted from Cranberry Bap-
added to the pension roll for thej^jg^ church this (Thursday)
June payment, Baxter Durham, o’clock by Rev.
state auditor, states in s e rp_ Jarvis, widely known Bap-
to Mr. Stroud. The financial con-1 minister. Interment will fol-
*1. ’ a-eatpst favorites ^Bion of the state ma “‘ low in the church cemetery.
i"osUe^'::r‘oSer Sn j «“->vlng are his wife, Mrs.
® on *^oll. I Matilda Ray, one son, J. B. Ray
and two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Wood
ftturdsy, movie fans will see
in« Grey’s ‘‘Smok» Lightning,”
keaturlng KJeorge O’Brien.
• Bddie Canter and bis beautiful
frit ‘ are featured In ‘"rhe Kid
[>m Spain,’’ said to be the
tldnc Canter hae done on
he Loraen. Previews ladlcate
St tMt-Ptetars has eatertaln-
i Lucinda Ray, all of the
Office To Near Theatre community;
Percy C. Walters, popular
young Insurance man, has moved
his office next door to the Lib
erty Theatre. His new office has
•a mala irtreat aatranoe. Mr, W*!*'
s kaHi tanuraass ot all kinds.
on 1 Hayes was in charge.
I Many people from this city and
surrounding communities attend
ed the service. Mr. Kilby was a
popular young man and was
highly regarded by all who knew
He was killed wnen the car In
which he was rldlrg with Tony
White and Robert Brooks turned
over on tbe concrete highway.
White and Brooks were only
slightly injured and were able to
leave the hospital Monday.
sister, Mrs. Vance
A resident ot that community
for 30 ^rs, Mr, Ray'was high*
leased under bond of $1,000
while Brooks was required to
furnish a $2,000 bond. ,
Brooks and White were with
Kilby at the time of the fatal ac
cident. Brooks is alleged to have
Attorney J. H. Whicker has
been retained as counsel for the
Pie Supper To Be Given
At Moravian Falls Friday
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Church and
sons, Edward and Harlan, (; .of
this city, attended the fnnersl -
for Mr. O. H. Profllt, of taplM team. > deUgkMal eve-
A pie supper will he given at
Moravian Falls schoolhouse to
morrow (Friday) .. evening, be
ginning at 8 o’clock,A* for the
beifsHt of the Moravian »Falls
Seven Arrested In County During-
Past Week By Prohibition Agents
To Receive Fund
Tlio .loumnl-I’alriot, spon
soring the movement for the
ereetion of a permanent mark
er for the late .lames R. Gray-
.son, city policeman who was
slain here two weeks ago, is
treasurer for the fund and all
donation.s should lie tuniel
over to this newspaper. ^
The Journal-Patriot will re-
eelre the donations and keep a
record of the donors which
will lie tumeil over to the me
morial committee to be ai>-
j Federal prohibition agents op-
! crating in Wilkes during the past
^ week arrested seven men, seized
i one automobile and poured out
a considerable quantity of liquor.
! Investigators D. C. Dettor, R.
I E. Prevette and H. C. Kilby, ac-
; corapanied by T/ M. Setzer and
j .M. S. Phillips, arrested Wood-
j row Marley in tlie Lewis Fork
section Thursday. He was locat
ed at h distillery and was cap-
Herschel Richardson Still
Liberty; May Have Left
ftured after a chase through the
The same officers arrested
Charles .M. MaHaffey at a still
in the Traphill section Tuesday.
, W. C. Hall and G. D. Rat-
' ledge arrested E. M. Gibbs, of
j Charlotte, near Wilkesboro Fri
day 'ft'ith 30 gallons of whiskey
Ion his car. Bond of $500 was re-
i quired. The car •was held.
: Hall and Ratledge,’ aceompau-
! led by Sheriff W. B. Somers,
at found so gallons of whiskey in
I an outhouse at Oliedlab Gentry’s
! in the lower edge of the 'county
on the same day. Gentry was
main- i taken into custody and bro'ught
I for his appearance at the next
Although officers have
talned a constant watch for Her-j to Wilkesboro for a preliminary
schel Richardson. 26-year-old , Rearing. He filled bond ^of »_80_0
Traphill resident, who Is alleg
ed to have shot and killed Mar-, j .
tin Hinshaw. no trace of him has! ^rMay was «^usy for
fniinii I Agents W T. Kennedy, L. M.
® Stewart and Homer A. Smith who
After firing the shots 1 Johnson at a still
killed Hinshaw, Richardson Is
said to have left the scene hur
riedly. Officers searched for the
(Many people from all sections of Wilkes and adjoiningr
counties are expected here Friday and Saturday for “North
Merchants of the city are offering attractions galore in
the way of quality merchandise at possibly the lowest prices
the buying public will have offered them in several years-
The steady advance in the price of practically every com
modity indicates that merchandise may increase from 10 to
40 per cent before fall. This opinion is based upon the price
of basic commodities such as cottorl, which has risen from
5 and 6 cents per pound to 10 cents per pound,
y An increase of three per cent will be necessary when the
I sales tax goes on July 1. —
Merchants of the city feel that the buying public will wel
come this special event known as “North WilkesboroJDays.”
For Friday and Saturday some unusual values are offered.
A check of the price tags which the merchants are now plac
ing on their stocks indicates that the merchants are antici
pating the largest volume of business that they done this
year. Arrangements are being made to take care of the trade
promptly and assurance is given that the stocks are ample
to supply the needs of the many customers which are expect
Thrifty buyers have the greatest opportunity in many
months to buy quality merchandise at a very reasonable
price. There is the certainty that the sales tax of three per
cent will be saved and to buy now is to protect yourself from
It is believed that the merchants have chosen a most oppor
tune time to stage “North Wilkesboro Days.” The Journal-
Patriot, co-operating with local business houses, joins in ad
vising the thrifty buyers to pay North Wilkesboro a visit
either Friday or Saturday and investigate the stocks of local
The attention of Journal-Patriot readers is called to the
big values that are listed in the advertisements of the var
ious stores in today’s paper. It will pay to patronize them.
In the Windy Gap section and
later In the day arrested Grover
Lunsford and Marcus/Jarrls.
alleged slayer Sunday night, but reqnlred _
It Is considered very probable
that he made hln escape In an
antomoiblle before Sheriff Som-,
ers conld be notified of the fatal
affair. It is thonght likely^ that
he left the state. ’ ' "
Young Hinshaw J. was .Uhot at
the Holteook mill poj»4 6
o’Atoek Sunday afternoon, dyl^
- in W
each of the three deteiuhUttB.. _ ^
’The ’past week was bn« ot.flis
busiest United States . ^
sioner J. W. Dula. has lirt'. ’lii
some time. - .j,
>^.hta'fitands / an4: ;|^,,]!thi^ Baptist oharo^
^.wuotoA enky^ who at»
bmtantly when struck^
hack of the head'
Mrs. E. E. Eller left Wedsee-
day tor SaUshurir wh(|pa ahlT la
Jto attwd the mijjlfjl^.aodetr
meetlnc u)ul dayghr
ter,. Jim. W.^il--MeOuney. Mr.
rjote her there smm-