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VOL. XXXIV, No. 2b
Published Mondays and Thursdays. NOKTH WILKi^POKU, m"\;.,''MQN^^ y. iONE In the 3tate —• i|2.00' Out of State ^
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Drve Bomber Lesson
In First Efforts
U. S. 0. Campaign
Here Under Way;
To Raise Quota
Berlin.—German troops, aided
by their new Finnish and Ru
manian pllies. attacked Russian
today as the Luftwaffe blasted
positions alonp a 1,500-mile front
moving troop colunins. airdromes
and cities, including the import
ant Black Sea base of Sebastopol.
The officlrl news agency DXB
claimed that Rus.s:an air losses
were “mounting hour by hour"
and that in a single enga.gement
33 of 35 Russian bombers at
tempting to attack a military ob
jective in Poland were shot down.
Seven out of nine Soviet Mprtin
bombers were reported shot down
Sunday morning near the East
Prussia frontier, while 90 other
Russian planes were reported de
stroyed on the ground in attacks
on a Russian air field east of the
Bug River and at Windau on the
Adolf Hitler sent his green-
grey legions smashing into Rus
sian forward positions from the
Karelian Isthmus on the north of
the Black Sea on the south at
3:05 a. m.. Sunday, according to
propaganda reporters. approxi-
m?tely tour and a half hours be
fore the formal German declara
tion of war.
Adolf Hitler, in a formal an
nouncement. accused his er.-t-
while non-belligerent ally of plot
ting with the United States and
Britain to "stab Nazi Germrny in
the back" and said that war was
declared to "rescue the whole of
German bombers and Stuka de
stroyer planes were reported to
have destroyed installations at
many Soviet airports in the first
day of fighting and to have at
tacked "with enduring success"
motorized columns, tank concen
trations, munitions depots and
At SebastopoL German raiders
were said to have attacked with
their heaviest bombs and to have
heavily damagetl Russian garri-
spr v-'”ld ngs, batterv positions
L. L. Carpenter, Chairman,
Says Response Good to
Drive For Funds
L. L. Carpenter, Wilkes chair
men for the United Service Or
ganization, said today that the
drive for funds is progressing
rapidly and that the county’s
i 'quota of $1,000 should be raised
Device to give infantrymen an
idea of the way to fifht dive bomb-
] ing. Model plane is hoisted to top
1 of pole, where it is automatically
j released to swoop down on a wire
I towards trench in which infantry
men wait. This photo was taken at
Halifax, N. S.
Open House 26th
On NYA Projects
In Wilkes County
quickly and easily.
Wilkes r-cnplc are responding
well to the call for funds ti
maintain places of recreation and
social welfare for men, in niili-
jtary camps, Mr. Carpenter sa'.'.
Mr. Carpenter accepted ihe
place of chairman last week and
immediately set in motion meen.s
I to raise the county's quota.
I He said it would' be impossible
to contact everybody who wants
to have a part in this movement
to back nrtional defense and ask
ed thrt those who are not con
tacted please leave their dona
tions at either hank in North
Wilkesboro or send or mail them
He e-pecially urged prompt
action in view of the fact that the
money is needed in order that
there may be no delay in errrying
out the United Service Organiza
tion’s broad program to bolster
and maintain morale among the
armed forces being trained for
Late Additions to 'U. S. Navy
. ^ p ..i-
Of Crest Stores
V'’’’ ' ' « V
C. £. Jdnkins Sells ValuabI*
Property On Comer Of
Main and 10th Streets
.'\t the left, Ifear Admiral Adolphus Andrews, co nwidant of the Third naval district, reads orders ae«
cepting Floyd Bennett field for the navy at conunissioning ceremony in New York. Above is shown a
view of the field. Right: The S.i S; America, luxury liner of the United States line, moored at her peir
in New York. She has been requisitioned by the go/ernment and may be used as a troopstiip.
Thursday Will Be Anniver
sary of Establishment
Of The N. Y. A.
This Is Last Week
Pens With Subscriptions
I.ondon.—Crime Minister Win
ston Churchill tonight proclaim
ed Britain's solidarity with the
.Soviet Union in defeating that
“bloodthirsty gtiuersnipe." Adolf
Virtually deel ir’ng war mi FC'
land and Rumania. Cburcbill
s'ute! that "any minor st te who
marcties wiili Hitl-^r i.s our foe.
Aid Is Necessary
quarters said last night that the
German invasion of Russia i« een-
virtcing proof that Adolf Hitler
plans world domination and that
the new hostilities therefore call
for even greater British rid and
defense efforts by the United
Outwardly, at least, official
Washington took the sensaJj^rTtH
turn of European events calmly
and was silent on the situation.
Diplomats were excited.
The White House .■"iid Slate De
partment awaited full official de
tails before attempting to eval
uate the effect of the Russo-Ger
man conflict on future U. S. for
eign policy or on the final out
come of the war.
Women Of Moose
To Organize Here
Chapter Will Be Instituted
On Sunday Afternoon, 2
at Moose Hall
A women's chapter of Moose,
auxiliary organization to Loyal
Order of Moose frrternity, will
be instituted in Nortn Wilkesboro
on Sunday, June 29.
The event will take place at the
-Moose Hail on C street at two
p, m. under direction of Mrs.
The instituting ceremony will
be conducted by the Associated
Region of the College of Regents.
Mrs. Goldie Dean, accompanied
by the full degree staff of Char
lotte's chap’ter number 164, head
ed by Miss Clrra Charles.,captain.
All oandidates have been asked
to report at 1:30 p. m. at the
Moose hall on Sunday, June 29,
and those who have not enrolled
are asked to get in touch with
Mrs. Jane Mount, acting recorder.
The sixth anniversary of the
establishment of the National
Youth .Administraf ion will be
marked by the "boTding of open
house On all NY.A projects in
WiiV""' f'v-n'v ,'>s nsri of v
, !,ri(j nnirous! nbsfrvnnre, oi’
Thursdav, .lune :’6. Sla'e NY.A
Admiiiistrs'f';- ,l''hn .A. Lang an-
Tb“ Nsiiotisl Yr>'>'b .Aiminis-
tr:i'!r)n i-; n'^w op 'r 'iiig five nro-
j in Wilkes county. incInf'iM-
Clerical. Home Service. Wood
Workiirg Shop- and Mechanical,
all located in Wilkesjboro and an
Agricultural project at the Coun
ty Home farm.
•All projects now in operation
will be open for Ihe inspection
of visitors throughout the day
.lune 26 and everyone is invited
to visit loc: 1 NY.A projects and
view the work lieing accomplish
ed in Wilkes county.
The state celebration of the
anniversary will be marked by
ibe dedication of the Raleigh re.--
ident center, at which time Gov
ernor J. .M. Broughton will bring
greetings and June Rose, chair
man of the .stale advisory com
mittee of live NYA. and State
NA'.A Administrator John .A. Lang
.A radio broadcast will be pre
sented over Station WPTF in
Raleigh June 26. at which time
Mr. Lang will apeak on the his
tory and program of the Nation
al A'outh Administration.
The National Youth Adminis
tration provides a two-fold op
portunity for needy young men.
First is the opportunity for young
people who are out of school and
in need of jobs to work for wages
on useful public projects and to
acquire the background of exper
ience needed for private employ
ment. Second the opportunity
for young people who are stu
dents to work ir. schools end col
leges and earn some of the mon
ey they need to eca'ile them to
continue their education.
During the year ending June
30. the Nationcl Youth Admin
istration has provided part-time
jots which enabled them to con
tinue their education i n the
state's schools and colleges.
Through work experience on
NYA projects and through relat
ed training in classrooms while
employed by NYA. the National
Youth Administration enables
young people to coordinate work
theories and practice and acquire
a well-rounded background.
As a netionaU defense agency,
the NYA Is participating in the
defense program through the
training of skilled workers for
defense industries, the rehabili
tation of rejected selectees to
raise them to physical standards
for military service, and the man-
uacture of gun recks, garments,
desks and other office equipment
for use by the army.
Will Be Held Friday Even
ing; Officers North Wil
kesboro Club Named
Dokies Club of North Wilkes-
'boro is making elaborate prepara
tions for the Dokies ceremonial
to he held here on Friday evening,
In addition to a large class
up-e. erndidates will be present
from Greensboro. Winston-Salem
ind perhaps other points while
members will come from Mount
A’l'v. Gicensborn. \Vin.-ton-Salem.
Chapel Hill. Durham and other |
Genuine Morrison Fountain Pen Free With
Journal-Patriot Subscriptions Through
June 30; Offer Closes on That Date
Totlay Imgins the la'^t week
of the offer of a free Morrison
fountain I»en with ejieh yearly
Dinner will he served at the
new lodge hall at seven o'clock
and all local members and can
didates are asked to report there
at that time. Various interesting
featt:res are planned.
Elect Officers Here
In the June meeting tlie North
Wilkesboro club elected officers
for Ihe coming year. Lawrence
Miller, of Wilkesboro. is the new
ly elected president; I’aul Cragan
L vice president; Vernon Deal,
secretary: and Paul Church,
The officers will be installed at
the July meeting.
On Town Board
Fills Vacancy Caused By Dr.
G. T. Mitcbell, Sworn
In Office Saturday
At a special meeting of the
board, of commissioners of the
Town of Wilkesboro, composed of
W. E. Smithey, James Lowe, and
S. T. Colvard, with the mayor, H.
X. Cranor which was held Friday
night at the town’s municipal
building, C. E. Lenderman was
elected to membership of the board
to fill the vacancy caused by Dr.
G. T. Mitchell who failed to take
the oath of office. Dr. Mitchell was
elected one of the town’s four
commissioners in the election held
on May 6th.
Mr. Lenderman is a prominent
merchant of Wilkesboro, and has
served on the town board for a
number of years.
Mr. Ijcndermaii took the oath
of office Saturday.
Other business transacted by the
board was the passage of an or
dinance prohibiting the playing of
piccolos after 9 p. m. and on Sun
days. The playing of piccolos with
loud speakers was also banned by
Duncan Infant Dies
subscription to Tlie .Journal-
Patriot. 'Tile offer will positive
ly close on .Monday, .Tune .10.
Since announcement of the
closing of the offiT this month
many have taken advantage of
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many who would like to have
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Under Bond $7500
For Court Trial
Habeas Corpus Writ Taken
By Attorneys And Heard
By Judge Rousseau
Mrs. Absher, Mr; Movie June 30 To
Nelson Appointed Show Benefits Of
Named By Governor Brough
ton -\s Committee Mem
bers North State Fund
Mrs. W. R. Absher and L. M.
Nelson, of North Wilkesboro,
have been appointee by Governor
J. M. Broughton as me.mbers of . . . „ . anti nn
the Advisory Committee of • The iP;^ “J" ® ,_
Free Show Will Be Sponsor
ed By North Wilkesboro
Ambro'-e .Shepherd, prominent
Reddies River community farm
er, charged with the murder of
George T. Johnson on Saturday
evening, June 1'4, was released
from Wilkes jail Thursday night
under bond of $7,500.
Bond was set by Judge J. A.
Rousseau, of this city, following
a writ of habe?8 corpus taken by
*Bgene ,; L
Shepherd. The hearing was held
before Judge Rousseap in Win
ston-Salem, where he was holding
On Wednesday a hearing was
held before Magistrates R. C.
Jennings and C: rey Glass in Wil
kesboro and they ordered Shep
herd held without bail until the
next term of Wilkes criminal
court in August.
Shepherd appeared at the
Wilkes jail Saturday evening and
surrendered to officers. He said
that he shot George Johnson
while the latter wa- attacking
him at his home.
At the hearing Sallie Walker,
a neighbor, said the altercation
between the two men had ended
and that Johnson was getting into
his car in the rord in front of
the Shepherd home when Sliep-
herd. who had returned from a
trip into the house, shot Johnson
North Wilkesboro Junior Cham
ber of Commerce will sponsor the
showing of an educational mov-
thft Advisory t orniniiict? oi . i iic ’^ a n*.
Old North Strte Fund, a licensed , Monday nig , . .
chapter of the British-American .
Ambulance Corps. Inc. The show will include two
It is the purpose of the organ- movies, "Security For Today and
izatinn to secure funds for the Tomorrow’’ and “Faranies With-
purchase on an ambulance air- out Fear,’’ to be presented under
plane or other, hnmanitrrian au.spices of Louis H. Clement.
equipment to aid the British.
The movement was described
by Governor Broughton bs letters
manage! of the Social Security
office at Salisbury.
The movies will tell the many
to those appointed on the com
mittee as a real opportunity for
the citizens of North Carolina to
benefits to 'be derived from the
social security program-
It is especially asked that every
me ciiizcus -
personally do something that will .person who has a social secur
mean much. He also stated that number and who is paying old
he hoped North Carolina would age insurance
be one of the first strtes to pre
sent a gift of that nature to the
people of England. • /
wages be present at the picture
and learn what provisions are
made for benefits, not only for
retired workers but for widows
and orphans of wage earners and
other dependents. The Jrycees
pointed out that many people
know very little of the provisions
being made for the security of
^ .themselves and their families un-
Semi-Annual Holiday Sing- ^er the social security act.
Singing July 4th
ing Will Be Held On
July 4, One P. M.
Funeral service was held this
afternoon at Bullis Cemetery for
Thomas Duncan. Jr., infant son
of Thomas H. and Johrisie Lee
Souther Duncan. The child died
Surviving are the father and
mother and one sister.
S'emi-annurl meeting of the
Wilkes County Singers associc-
tlon will be held at the county
courthouse In Wilkesboro on July
4. according to an announcement
by .1. A. Gilliam, chairman, and
Wm. A. Stroud, secretary of the
The singing will get under way
at one p. m. and rll singers are
invited to attend and take part.
The singings are held twice year
ly. on July 4 and Thanksgiving
It’s a cinch to see other men’s
faults. I ..
Employers will be asked to
give publicity to the show and to
f;k^ their employes to attend the the morning session of the oil in-
asK uie V dustry conference with warm
miv 17 was tentatively set for praise for the "splendid patriotic
the date of chrrter night for the response" by those in attendance
tne Uttic VM. a* ^V.-. rtArarvmil
Hinior ^Chamber of Commerce who had “subordinated personal
Je?e and plans are well under way and business interests to the na-
UCl C «* r , vkAA/la
Local Oil Mau
Of Oil ludustry
Floyd C. Forester Among
Those Present*For Meet
In Washington, D. C.
Floyd C. (Tom) Forester, well
known local independent oil dealer,
has returned from Washington, D.
C., where he attended a confer
ence of rpre.sentatives of the oil
industry with Harold L. Ickes,
secretary of the interior and oil
co-ordinator, and also Ralph K.
Davies, deputy oil co-operator.
The important meeting was held
on Thursday and was attended by
representatives of the oil industry
from all sections of the country.
The following taken from
Platt’s Oilgram (New York Edi
tion) of Thursday, June 19th.
tells about the oil conference in
Proposes Itcgioniil Plan
“Oil Coordinator Ickes opened
Smoak Furniture company build
ing on the comer of Main «w|
I Tenth streets has been sold by CL
' E. Jenkins to Mr. and Mrs. S. T.
Taylor, of this city, owners at
Crest Stores. .
The deal, one of the largest
'single estate transactions in the
business district in North Wilkes-
' boro in many years, was complet
ed Friday. The amount involved
was not made public.
J Mr. Jenkins, owmer of Smoak
(Furniture company, said today
that under terms of sale the new
owmers will have charge of the
building on September 1. A large
stock of furniture and hardware
is in the building now.
j The building and lot constitute
one of the most valuable pieces of
(real estate in the business dis-
j trict. The structure is of brick
and contains three complete floors
and a large mazzanine space.
It was learned today that the
building will be completely reno
vated before it is to be occupied
by Crest Store here and it will al
so be headquarters for the chain •
of Crest Stores which now include
the store here and others at
Boone, N. C., York, S. C., and
-A.lthour complete plans were not
announced, it is understood plans
for the business include making of
the newly purchased building into
one of the state’s most modem
Announcement relative to the
disposition of the large stock of
furniture now in the building is ex
N. C. Industry Committee
Recommends New Pay
Level For Workers
for an elXrate banquet, to be tlon’s needs."
- f. ^ . dance “1° “ Pl®® harmony and
*^TlTnext meeting of the Jay-1 cooperation, Ickes asked that “A
cees will be held on July 3 at the mutual desire and willingness to
®®®® , nn - m solve the problems now confront-
clty hell. 7.30 P. m.
Wlfie: “What’s the Ides of this meeting, hut of all our fu-,
poking the broom In the baby’s ture relations."
face this morning?” | “Pointing out the seriousness
Hfttoby; “I Just wanted to get of the transportation situation
him used to kissing his grandfath- facing the industry and the re-
er f> 1 (Contioadd oa psge 4)
W'ashington. — Wage increases
for approximately 20.000 North
Carolina wood furniture manu
facturing workers were in pros
pect last night following an in-
di!.=try committee recoinmenda-
lion to Wage-hour Administrator
Philip B. Fleming thrt a 40-eent-
an-hour minimum be established
in the industry.
Three North Carolinians inined
in Ihe recommendation of the 24-
memher committee which agreed,
with but one dissenting vote, to
increase the minimum wage for
the industry from the present
level of 30 cents. They are T.
Austin Finch of the Thoniasville
(N. C.) Chair Company: John E.
Justice, Oak Fiirniliire Company,
North Wilkesboro; rnd Paul R.
Christopher of Charlotte, now
repre.-enting the Tennessee C. I.
O. Industrial Council.
The industry emplo.vs 142,000
workers. Wage-hour officials es
timated that the 40-cent mini
mum. if approved hy Administra
tor Fleming, would result in
wage increases for some 51,000
workers. Most of these are located
in the South, and unofficial esti
mates placed the number of North.
Carolinian.^ to be affected at
The recommendation was sub
mitted following a three-day ses
sion of the industry committee,
at 'Which represer; atives of em
ployer and employee organiza
tions were heard.
With fe"' exceptions, it was
shown, workers in the northern,
slern and western sections of
the nation now receive more than
4 0 cents an hour.
As defined for the committee,
the wood furniture manufactur
ing industry includes;
The manufacturing, assem
bling, upholstering, and finishing,
from wood, reed, rattan, willow,
nd fiber. Of upholstered and
other household, office, lawn,
camp, porch and Juvenile and
toy furniture, including but with
out limitation porcelain top
breakfast furniture and radio,
phonograph and sewing machine
erseis and cabinets; the manufac
turing and assembling, from
wood, of furniture parts for the
above, separately, set up or
knocked down including hut with
out limitation parlor furniture
frames and chairs in the white.
"The manufacturing of any
products covered under this def
inition shall be deemed to begfa
following the delivery of the
wood from the kiln or from the
air-dried dimension shed.”