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fAL-PATKIOT HAS THE ^
>w« Wldk Germana
. ' London, -^^ttUBday. — German
' plwvaa aeatt^ed bomba over vide
, Abtloas ot, the. vest midlands
'' anrlr n«ttj;^r in an attack
7!)ileiN(wr«hM!;''8implT » atrtas^
anb* raid*’ Cy the British.
Some property vas destroyed
and there vere a fev casualties,
but Incendiary fires which start
ed vere speedily extinguished.
The raiders also were reported
over the northwest. Blest Anglia,
and the northeast, hut no bombs
ware dropped on London, where
there was a long interval of
^let aft^r an alert which was
* accompanied by some gunfire.
The German raid followed a
heavy British attack on Boulogne,
across the channel.
60-70 Boats Would
Be Put In Aid
“Pool” Under Plan
Washington. — The maritime
commission yesterday asked 14
Atlantic and Gulf Coast shipping
operators to make halt of their
vessels—about 60 to 70 ships
totaling 375.00 toiw—available
for national defense and the Brit
ish shipping pool.
A commission spokesman said
the ships "may be used to bring
in defense cargoes or be put into
service for aid to the democracies
—such as service to the Red
He said it was presumed
vessels would reipain under
J. H. Wlucker, Jr
k Named Soicitpr
For N. li^esboro
Commissionera In June Meet
ing Tuesday Night; Ten
tative Tax Rate $1.25
North Wilkesboro board of
commissioners In June meeting.’
appointed Attorney J. H. Whick
er. Jr., as soHcltoi' for the town.
The office of solicitor was abol
ished two years ago and re-estab
lished by the present board.
The solicitor will receive no
salary but will receive $2.00 per
case if the cost is paid by the de
fendant. No costs will be paid the
solicitor by the city.
The board authorized the clerk
to accept payment on 1941 taxes
Johnnie Boober, who was sup-'-
posedly slugged and robbed of
$1,000 at Yates’ senrice stction
near Purlear on highway 421
week ago, has been transferred
from Wilkes hospital to Wilkes
Using secret ballots, more than 83,000 workers of the Ford Motor
company in the Detroit area voted overwhelmingly In favor of the U. A. W.. „
at a tentative rate of $1.25 on ' C. I. O. to do their collective bargaining with Ford for them. Photo shows ^here he Is booked on a rob
each hundred dollars’ assessed workers at the Ford River Rouge plant being checked In by PoUce Cap- ^ charge
valuation .of property. The ten- %in Don Leonard as the baUoting began
tatlve rate is subject to change |
but those who wish to pay 1941
Army Is Ready
To Take Steps
London.—Nazis bandaged and
limping like wounded soldiers
and others carrying suitcases la
beled with big J's to disguUe
them as Jewish refugees were re-
rted arriving in FVench-man-
ated Syria yesterday as Ger
many continued to rush infilra-
Ing forces into that strategic
wedge of territory at the eastern
end of the Mediterranean.
Germany is hurrying forces by
air, sea and land to strengthen
the vanguard dlready in Syria,
said a dispatch by Reuters.^ Brlt-
uews agency, from thn-Syrtew
But British quarters here de
clared the neces.sary precautions
have been taken by their forces
to deal with the Syrian danger.
Announcement by the Middle
East command that the Mosul oil
fields it; n. i thern Iraq once again
are in British hands was wel
comed here as improving the
British position at the rear if and
when trouble breaks out iu
>A Reuters. Briti.-h nows rgeu-
dispatch from the Syrian fron
tier said more than 12 planes,
most of thetu f gbters. are ar '.\-
ing daily at .Syrian airport-.
.Ab'out 150 empty troop carrier-
landed on the airdrome at R: .vak
on Monday, the dispatch said.
taxes now may save two per cent |
discount. If the tentative rate is
changed adjustment will be made
accordingly In the amount paid.
The 1940 tax rate was $1.19.
The board amended the traffic
ordinance to restrict parking in
front of drug stores to 20 min
utes and designated 70^ feet on | p^Jicy of Leniency Will Not
the north side of A ’ ‘
Registrants Are Local AAA Office
Warned to Return k Ready To Start
Sheriff C. T. Doughton and
1 Deputy R. C. Jennings, who han
I died in vestige tlon of the strange
parking spaces for buses near the
Mrs. J. L. Clement was ap
pointed welfare officer to con
tinue in that -apacity through the
summer as well as during school
Mayor R T. McNiel and all
members of the board, composed
of Ralph Duncan, F. Kilby. H.
M. Hutchens. J. R- Hix and R.
G. Finley, were pre.^ent for the
Wilkes Court Is
Now In Progress
Judge PhiUps Presiding;
Several Cases Disposed
Of; Two Divorces
June term of Wilkes superior
court i.s in progress with Judge
F Donald Phillips, of RocUing-
Several civil case“ have been
dispo.*!ed of by trial. con-=eiit judg
ments and iioii-siiits since court
opened .Monday for the two-weeks
Two divorces have been grant
ed on grounds of two years sepa
ration. They were: Ruth Grant
Hardiii.g versus Roy Edward
Ib rdiiig: and Joe Oreene versus
.Vllie II. Creene.
Revival Held I
Father Of The Pastor Does
; Preaching; Several Are
Added To Church
A series of revival services
closed Wednesday night at Wil
kesboro Bajitist church.
The pastor. Rev. T. Sloane
Guy, Jr., was assisted through
out the services by his father.
Rev. T. Sloaiie Guy. p.'tstor of
Snow Hill Baptist church.
The service.* were well attend
ed aiid much interest was shown.
Several were added to the church
by baptism or by letter from oth-
biglilv prized male calf oil
Brierpatch form in Mulberry
township died Tuesday from what
was diagnosed by a veternarian
as snake bite. There was a slight
would on the calf's neck. It was
a purebred Hereford.
Marine Corps Is
Seeking Recruits In
Sergeants C. M. Harris and B.
A. Mobley, of the. Raleigh re
cruiting office of the U. S. Marine
corps, are spending ten days in
North Wilkesboro taking applica
tions for enlistment, either for
regular terms or as reserves for
the duration of the emergency.
They established a temporary
office at the city h-''ll Tuesday
and will be here until June 13.
Discussing the .Marines, they
pointed out that the age limit
has been lowered to 17 and that
tie Marines offer a good oppor-
, ^tnnlty for study and
iW sutrseant Harris
On Tuesday Sergeant
. %^111 epend one dgy In Elkin in-
- tervlewlng young unen and taking
[ ? applications for enlistments.
anl B. Collins, of Llncolnton,
idely known singing teacher,
conduct a singing school at
^iwnilnln* BaptUt church, begln-
Monday, June 9, 7:30 p. m-
Mary Sparge, before Dies com
mittee in Washington, testifies that
15$ government employees attended
M American peace mobllizatlen In
New York as official delegates. She
tali theee employees have been snp-
porttng the CommonUtic APM.
Be Continued, State
Warning to all Selective Ser
vice registrants that they must
respond to notices issued to them
by local boards or become liable
to severe penplties was given to
day by General J. Van B. Metts
State Director of Selective Ser
His warning was issued locally
by both draft boards.
The State Director pointed out
that Section 11 of the Selective
Training and Service Act of 1940
provides that any registrant who
falL?' to conform to the law' or
regulations shall be liable to pun-
ishmeht "by Imprisonment for
not more thrn five years or a fine
of not more than $10,000, or by
fine and imprisonment.’’
“Most of the cases of delin
quency so far reported." State Di
rector Metts said “have been
found to be due to ignorance or
carelessness on the part of reg
istrants. He pointed out that
heretofore It has been the policy
of the Selective Service System
to be lenient in cases where it
i.s apparent there hrs been no wil
ful intent to avoid service- "But
the investigation of such cases
is taking up much valuable time
of local boards and of Depart
ment of Justice agents, when
these agendas should be devoting
their time to the more urgent
work of national defense.” Gen-
errl Metts said, and then added:
"Begistrants had better not count
on an indefinite continuance of
this policy of leniency.’’
In an effort to correct this
situation and to avoid the possi-
liility of prosecution tor delin
quency. registrants were remind
ed by General Metts that they
must complete ?nd return their
questionnaires within the time
stated on the first ,pa,ge. they
in ’.St report to examining physi-
cii ns at the time and place stated
in the notice and they must re--
p.irt for delivery to the induction
station when notified to do so.
General Metts warned that fail
ure to respond ot any of these
legal notices will subject the reg
istrant to possible prosecution in
the Federal Court.
The number of local supervis
ors on the AAA program will he
reduced for the year 1941 from
32 .*:ipervisors to 14, Lawrence
Miller, secretary, said today. The
division of territory among the
supervisors w-ho are approved are
Lewis Fork, iMoravian Falls,
and all of Wilkesboro west of
Cub Creek will be checked by S.
Boomer and Beaver Creek will
be checked by Charles W. Prof-
Brushy Mountain and Lovelace
will be checked by Milford Ted
Traphill and the northern sec
tion of Edwards towash^ij
c.geckfid hy Charlie
The E st and central portion
of Edwards Township will he
checked by Irvin Key.
New Castle Township will be
becked by C. M. Welhorn.
Somers Township will be check
ed by Albert Myers.
The -portion of Union Town
ship that lies east of Mertie. al'
of Mulberry and North Wilkes
boro will be checked by Fred Ab
All of Walnut Grove Townshll
and Rock Creek as far South a^
Hays will be checked by J. M.
All of Elk and Jobs Cabin as
frr North as f’hillips Gap will !■
checked by Vernon Triplett.
The remainder of Union
Jobs Cabin Townships
checked by D. C. Whittington.
Reddies River and Stanton
Townships are to be checked b>
C. C. Vaimoy.
The southern half of Rock
Creek and the we.*tern fifth of
Edwards will be checked by C.
All of these supervisors have
taken the examination and prss-
ed- and are approved for work by
the Co.unty* Committee. Territor
ies have been very carefully di
vided in order that the work
might be as near even as possible
for all supervisors concerned.
It Is anticipated that all Jarms
in the county will he checked bj
the last part of July.
Mr. J. T. West, of Ferguson
was a business visitor In Nortl
County Agent Tells Ways and Means
To Make Up For Damage By Drought
The question that quite a i bottom land com Is growing
number of farmers over the coun-
•y are asking as you talk with
them is: to what extent the crops
have been damaged by the
drought. That is ? hard question
to answer with any degree of ac
curacy. However, the crop?- which
-,eem to he suffering most are our
gardens and pastures. The gar
dens were looking unusually good
until the drought—but have been
slowed u-p considerably. The pas
ture grasses ?re getting terribly
?hort where they are being graz
ed heavily. It spring hay Is avail
able. it might be used to an ad
vantage in order to keep from
over grazing’ the pasture land.
Smrll grain came out wonder
fully In the month of April, and
perhaps would have made a high
er yield had we had some rain
Cora haa stood the drought
fine, so far, but now is beginning
to shoiw the need ot rain. The |
nicely, hut the upland corn needs
The tobrcco farmers have been
put to a little extra trouble of
having to water their plants in
order to get them to live. They
have not been confronted with the
blue mold problem as in previous
The farmers who grow cotton
have been troubled with getting
a stand, as It requires e great
derl of moisture for cotton to
The apple orchards have alsc
been affected In that; the young
apples are not growing and de
veloping as fast as they would
with more moisture. However, the
orchardlsts should have the di
seases under control since we
haven’t had rains to wash off the
spray materials. Apple bjlght hit
some of the orchards, 4rut It Is
not thought to be severe enough
to damage the crop to any extent,
(Coatlauad on pago Bro)
case, 'did the linuwn facts indi
cated strongly that Booher faked
the a«ault and rothery.
Booher was found at the sta
tlon at 2:30 a. m. on last Thurs
dry, lying on the floor apparent
ly in an unconscious condition
He was carried to the hospital
where his “unconscious’’ condi
tion continued for some time.
Meanwhile, it was discovered
that the safe in the service sta
tion had been bro.ken open and
a sum estimated at $1,900 had
been removed. There wrs blood
on the door ot the building and
blood on the floor. Booher’s gun
was found just outside, where
there were indications of a strug
gle. His gun had jammed.
Booher faked seral-consclous-
neS^ and blindness at the hospit-
aL> where physicians had never
been able to find Injuries suffl
dent to cause so many 111 effects.
There was a small cut on his head
but bruises were negligent and
fracture or concussion
ably absent, a searching examina
In what rppeared to -be a dazed
-’.ondllion, Booher told officers £
vague story ot how three men
who came to the station grabbed
lim, slugged him with some hard
object and he passed out. His
descriptions led to the arrest of
tour suspects, all of whom were
-eleased when their ironclad ali
bis were checked carefully. Boo-
;er f. lied to identify any of them
Itecause ot “blindness.
Faults’ Tt Booher’a yarn show-
id up rapidly when officers be
•;aii to work on R- Blood staine
on the bottom of his .-hoe,-^
wouldn’t reconcile with his story
itecause the officers coiildn t un-
lerstand how a man who had
’,)een knocked out had been walk
ing around in blood.
A prrt of the blood stained li
noleum from the setwice station
floor were sent it) laboratories
for examination and the report
that it was not human blood just
about cinched Ihe case.
Although details were not dis
closed, it was lerrned that a
Assistant Secretary o( Treasory
John L. Sullivan, appearing before
bonse ways and means committee
on the new $3,5M,000,OM tax pro
gram, urged drastic revision of the
excess preflts tax levied last year.
In an effort to drain off arms profits.
In Prevention Of
Lieut. Commander Ernest It
Eller, of the U. S. Navy, who
been stationed, in London as
jsJstant to the naval attachee sines
September 1, 1940, arrived fax
New York City Friday on tha
Yankee clipper and after report
ing In Washington, D. C., came
to N(Mth Carolina Sunday.
Accompanied by his wife, who
bad been making her home in v
inston-Salem mcHhg his ab
sence, he spent Sunday night and
Monday morning in North Wil
kesboro with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Eller. Accompanied by
his .father and mother he return
ed by way of Salisbury, where be
visited his sister, iMrs. W. M. Me.
Culley, for a few hours before re
porting back to Washington Toes-
day, where he will be on duty eti'^
the naval department until a*-
signed to some ship.
Lieut. Comiinander Eller re
ported that bis nine-months stay
in England was an exceedingly
interesting experience. He visited
practically all of Britain’s naval
bases and many ships. He wit
nessed bombing raids but report
ed that the British are stout
hearted and with high morale.
He said he believes England
can win with our aid by hard
work and much sacrifice.
It Is interesting to note that
Lieut. Commander Eller spent
ten ^ys last fall on the battl»-
ship Hood and only two weeks
before the ship 'waa sunk he bad
dinner aboard t^e shft).
Forest Warden Aaka Peoijle
To B e
A. A. Triplett, Wilkes’ conqt#
forest warden, today urged-that
the people’of Wilkes join in earn
est cooperation in efforts to pre
vent disastrous forest fires. /
Governor Broughton has pro
clrlmed this week a.s forest fire
prevention week and It i.s hoped
that the people will realize Ihe
importance of forest fire preven
tion and use precautions through
out the year. Mr. Triplett said.
Wilkes, which cooperates with
he state fully in forest fire pre
vention A'ork, ha.s escaned th
disastrous epidemic of forest
fires which have -been so desti ne
tive throughout the .slate. There
hrve t.eeii a number of small firet
which were extinguished .before
any big areas were burned over.
The largest ot the season tool’
place a few days ago on the head
waters of the south prong of
Reddies River on the Blue Ridge.
The fire was put out after it had
Li.rned over about 100 acres.
WktiugmJ^yuB^ Men Held
By C^icer#; jChanging
Ground Is Found
“Ttrfe only way to increase out-
national income is to .*o utilize
number of incidents af the hos-jour national resources that we
pltal served to point suspicion produce more goods.’’ — Prof.
Continued on cage ftv 'Howard T. Lewis, educator.
Wilkes deputies have made
two arrests which apparently lead
to the solution of a number of
chicken thefts, especially In Wa
It was reported to Deputy
Homer Brookshire that chickens
had been found hid In the woods
near Pads road about five miles
west of here on more than one
occasion. Brookshire and Arlle
Foster. Wilkesboro policeman,
waylaid the place and a car with
a full coop of hens arrived about
drylight. Norman Miller. IS. was
driving and he was accompanied
by La.tcher Calvin Simmons, 17,
both of Boone.
They confessed to theft of the
chickens from a farm at Vilaa
in Watauga county.
Meanwhile the investigation
continues because of the fre
quency of reports that chicken*
had teen hid at the place and
the possibility that it had been
used -by an organized group of
chicken' thieves as a changing
Christening Navy’s Biggest Bomber
3ig Steam Still
T^en This Week
Sheriff Doughton and Depu
ties Make Successful Raid
Near Garden Creek
Wilkes officers this week cap-
ured a mammouth distillery near
Jarden creek in the Traphill sec-
ion of Wilkes.
Sheriff C. T. Doughton was ac
companied on the raid ty Depu
ties Homer Brookshire, Bret
Cothren and R. L. Spencer.
Along with a large steam boiler
the officers confiscated cbout one
ton of coke, a highly efficient fuel
whicto does not prodace smoke.
About 2,400 gallons of mash rea
dy for manufacture into liquor
were destroyed. No one wa? found
at the still.
Shoe Shops Close
On Wednesdays p.m.
mMt'^a^al bsmber ta lUtvf service, CensoUdsted'i
•the et AmeetcAa .0«»*wwtwb“ (0$etet«aiid la the preaeacc
'•f et feaeral aaval sMl Latts-AanHoaa natiMw by moiair
lPnrdt««i'dl M aircraft varfcar. laaet: lUL Beabea IlMt. freaMeat
•( CaMoSfialeS Aircraft csMpaay. aafi, Vkw.AaasirsI Jsae HstAafi* B
Sfiva^ sSahabwaa Jar tjha vW|tac Lstia Ata^ oaa aarr eUels.
i^inonncement Is made today
an advertisement elsewhere in
this paper that three rtioe ahopa..
will be closed on Wednesday aft
ernoons ’ throughout the Bunwner
In order to ellow the workmen a
few hours for rest,,and recreatlba.^
The shops to observe the half '
holiday are Right Way, GilreatlFa
ind O. K. Shoe Shop.
It ta believed that the pablift
will otter every cooperatlo*. -'r u