The Journal-patriot. (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) 1932-current, July 07, 1941, Image 1
1.)' Soviets' Nazi Pu^ On Central Front 'RoMUm forcM on me vital cen tral aeetpr toAar appeared to have toocbt Adolf Hitler’s blitskrieg; troops to a momentary standstill) bat the Vails claioned a break through Into the Strlin fortifica tions defending the Ukraine. The German high command claimed the capture of Cernauti and said Narl forces had driven forward to the Dniester River. To the south, it asserted. Russian counter-attacks were beaten off by German - Rumanian forces while to the north German troops WMf« said to be thrusting toward the upper roaches of the Ovina River. Terrific fighting was in pro gress from the Dvina River, just .aouth of Dvlnsk, to the region of Robrulsk—a central sector of bout 200 miles. All along this line the Rus sians claimed they had brought the German panzer divisions to a standstill and in at least one sec tor, around Lepel on the northern hinge of the front, the Nazis were said to have been forced to take the defense by powerful Red counter-attacks. Everett Wiles WiD Be Tried For The Murder Of Wyatt Wilkes Man Being Brought From Federal Pen To Be Tried For His Life Nazis Tighten Noose On 52,000 Russians Berlin, July 6.—Tightening of a nazi noo^e upon 52,000 Isolated soviet troops west of Minsk—a roundup apparently intended to clear the way tor an all-out as sault upon the Stalin line was declared by the German high ^command today to have increased Mts roll of Russian prisoners to about 300,000. (A German soldier war report er wrote that Minsk, capital of White Russia, had been in Ger man hands for three days, but the high command has not yet an nounced its capture. He said a German panzer division rolled A|%-ough smoking ruins after hit ler street fighting and took the ■'city of 140,000 inhabitants.) “Under pressure of the Ger man pincers.” a special Berlin communique phrased it. the • . 000 Russians “deserted” the rM army cause. (These apparently were among units of two Russian field armies, totaling prehips 600,000 men. which were deciar- ”5d July 1 to have teen surround ed between Bialystok and Minsk, the White Russian capital.) Efforts Of Germans To Cross Important Dnieper River Failed Moscow, Monday. July "• Fierce red army counterattacks have thrown on the defensive some German blitzkrieg columns ^^Iving for Moscow and Lenin- et^d and all na2i attempts to ■•ess the vital Dnieper river on the S'alin failed, it was reported early today. The soviet information bureau communique on fighting yester- Jay and last night indicated the Germans had not gained an inch in their pushes in the Baltic itates and in White Russia, al though heavy fighting w'c.s in progress all along the jagged Europe-long front. The red army reported Sunday ;hat it had taken the initiative igainst German troops it said ifere weakened by hecvy losses Ind the communique early today indicated the soviets were press ing their counterattacks on wide fronts. Many mechanized units were involved in the battling and the Ru.'Sians told of one battle in the continuing action in which 300 German tanks were destroyed. In the Ostrov sector, near the Latvian frontier, the Russians jaid “energetic’’ counterattacks “resulted in heavy losses to the enemy.” Everett Wiles, former Wilkes desperado who yesterday com pleted seven years In the federal penitentiary for counterfoitlng, will be reutrned to his native county to face a first degree mur der charge. Sheriff C. T. Doughton and Deputy George Holland left Sun day for Atlanta, Ga., wher„- they were to take Wiles into custody when released from the federal penitentiary. Wiles is charged with the mur der of Nathan Wyatt. Rock Creek towmshlp constable, on March 24, 1932, at the hoane of Wiles’ mo ther, Mrs. Janie Wiles, in Trap hill township. Wiles is alleged to have shot Wyatt as Wyatt was attempting to arrest Wiles. Wyatt had ar rived on the scene with S. M. Shumate and Jim Nicholson. Wiles was seated on the ground with five other men and some liquor was in a jug in the circle made by the seated men. When the officers arrived some of the men ran and were followed bv Officers Shumate and Nicholson. In the meantime Wyatt w'as at tempting the arrest of Wiles and was fatally shot. For two years Wiles not only dodged officres hut engaged iu other criminal activities. On one occasion when he was found near Hays he and Deputy George Hol land exchanged a number o shots hut neither was hit. In 1934 agents of the 1 nited States secret service began trail ing Wiles on charges of counter feiting and Wiles led the officers on a rapid chase over parts of six .states. He was finally captured in a tourist cabin near Mount Airy. Federal agents s«-ld Wiles had unprecedented recoE* for counterfeit money in bogus teii dollar currency and had passed thousands of spurious dollars. At the time of hi. arrest he had a quantity of the counterfeits and some counteiteiting equipment. He wa.s sentenced in federal couit t (.Ireeiisboro to seven years in the penitentiary. It was reported at the time of the murder of Wyatt that the of ficers were at Wiles’ home to look (or some property which lies was alleged to have stolen. Wyatt was a former police chief in North Wilkesboro. It expected that trial of Wiles for the murder of Wyatt will be called during the August term of Wilkes court. Guard Trainkf Now Progressing aft Registrants To Go On Rolls ishington. July 6.—Names of lewest draft registrants- ll-year-olds who were signed jly 1—will be mixed in with of older men registered a Field Day In Near Future Is Planned For North Wilkes boro Company of Guard ... • 3 was announced officiaiiy by Brig.-Gen. Lewis B. Her- deputy director of selective B, w'ho said it had been de- to integrate the names of ew registrants instead of g them in a single group ahead of or behind the ’ the men previously signed re local selective service can undertak”,the Integra- ocess, new ^(ational draft must be held in Washing- fficl^ls indicated that it be ordered for late this le lottery, the new regls- In each dra^t board area irn their rel^ionship to her by having “sequence s’’ drawn. North Wilkesboro company of the North Carolina State Guard needs five men to replace those recently discharged, it we.s learn ed today from Harry Pearson, captain. Trainin.g of the company is pro gressing according to plan and has advanced to the point where it is planned to give them one day of actual field work in the near future. It is hoped that some club in the county will undertake to feed the company one meal on field day. The regulation state guard uni forms are to be delivered to the North Wilkest.bro company this- week and every member of thf guard is anx'ously awaiting their arrival, as well a.a many other interested people of the city and community. The committee composed of Mayor R. T. .McNiel. J. B. McCoy. A. F. Kilby, W. G. Gabriel and R. G. Finley has done a splendid job in raising funds to buy equip ment not furnished by the state and federal governments, for which all members of the com pany are sincerely grateful. Cap tain Pearson said today. Any man Interested in becom ing a member of the guard con\- pany here is asked to get in touch with CapUin Pearson, First Lieu tenant Malcolm L. Wyatt, or Sec ond Lieutenant John L. Wells. Miss Elizabeth Duncan has re turned to Richmond, Va., after a few days’ visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.alpti Duncan. Farmers .To Attend Annual Field Day J. B. Snipes, Wilkes farm a- gent, said today that several Wilto a farmers are expected to atten the annual field day at the test 1 J’ln near Statesville oil July 17. Clyde R. Hoey, former gov ernor, will be the piinciprl speak, er, announcement of the field day said. Senator Bailey Asks Completion Of Flood Survey Senator Wants Survey For Consideration By Com merce Committee Soon This picture was taken late Saturday ni'fht as flames were doing considerable damage to Wilkes Milling Company plant in this city. The fire was discovered about 11:.30 p. m. and had gained much hjadway. Local firemen fought the flames valiantly and succeeded in saving the two low’er floors of the four-story building. . (Photo by S. T. Taylor) Holiday Is Quiet Regional Meet Of In Wilkes Despite The Heavy Traffic One Accident In North Wil kesboro Early Saturday Morning; Four Hurt W'ilkes county, long famou.® for happenings unusual and some times awful, as usual had a quiet holiday period. During the long holiday week end there were no automobile fa talities from holiday traffic and there were no major disorders to mar the holiday season. Hamp Eller, of Wilbar. died Sunday morning but the fatal In juries were received Thursday afternoon before the holidays be gan. He died of a broken neck re ceived in a fight or automobile rccident with Charlie Faw, of the same community. Officer.3 were unable to know today the exact cause of his fatal injuries. Early Saturday morning about 2:30 a. m. a car driven by Her man Garber, of Roanoke, Va., and occupied by one other man and two women crashed Into Dick Cashion’s building in the north ern part of this city. They re ceived minor injuries which were treated at the Wilkes hospital. The driver was jailed for reck less driving after his injuries re- ceived attention. ^ Officers reported only a slight increase in the number of drunks jailed. Traffic on all highways leading into this city and on the Blue Ridge Parkway near here was ex- ..eedingly heavy Fh-iday. Satur day and Sunday but there were few accidents, notwithstanding frequent showers and steady rains which kept the pavements wet. Wilkes Milling 1.0.0. F. July 12 Company Is Badly Memliers of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows from Jef ferson, Lenoir and Statesville, will meet with the local Lodge. Union No. 331, Saturday night, July 12th, to greet Grand Lodge Damaged By Fire Fire Late Saturday Night Destroys Two Floors Of Milling Co. Plant Annual Reunion Of Hubbards Held On Sunday, July 6, the Hub bards bold their annua! assembl age with sixty-five members pres ent. On account of the rain the crowd gathered at the home of W. R. Hubbard at Moravian Falls instead of at the old Hub- lard homestead near Moravian Falls. After the bounteous dinner. Mrs. Dorothy Hubbard Kearns read an interesting p.aper written hy Mrs. I^ella Hubbard Surratt. Those attending the reunion from out of the county were, Mrs. ... L. Hubbard. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Harris, and daughters. Nancy and Elizabeth, of Elkin; Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Scroggs. and daughter. Miss Virginia Scroggs St. Petersburg. Fla.; Mr, Wil- ll?m Hubbard, of Salisbury; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Loftls. of Mayo- dan;: Mrs. W. W. Greer and son, Williatm, of Newport News, Va.: Mrs. W. S. Surratt, Washington. C.; Miss Hope Hubbard, of Farmer and Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Kearns and daughter, Elterta, of Greensboro. Mr. Henry Leckie, of Lumber- ton, spent last week. In Wilkes boro with his parents, Mr, and Mrs. J. H. Leckie, AL M. LANE JOHN W. rL.API* Officers. A1 .M. Lane, Grand Mas ter; John W. Clapp, Grand Sec retary, both from Greensboro, and W, H. Strickland. Deputy Grand Master of Lenoir, will be present at the meeting. The meeting was planned hy the Grand Master, who is cover ing the state organizing the lodg es for a campaign to improve at tendance and add new members. This plan was approved by the Grrnd Lodge which met In May and was presented by Mr. Lane, who is an advertising man on the staff of the News-Record In Greensboro. Many of Mr. Lane’s ideas hare been adopted by the members In past years with re sulting benefits to the Order. Mr. Lane hrs been Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the 1. O. O. F. Home for the past twelve years and was again elected to the of- . (Continued on page eight) Fire of undetermined origin late Saturday night almost de molished the building and plant of Wilkes Milling company here, causing damage estimated to ex ceed $20,000. Flames -wcteiaililB'likirom the wuiu()WB der the roof when the fire alarm was burned in and firemen began a fight which continued for three hours before all fire was extin guished. The two upper floors were almost completely demolish ed rnd water did extensive dam age to the two lower floors and destroyed the stock of wheat, corn, flour and feed on hand. The building and plant was the property of W. H. H. Waugh and for many years had been used in manufacture of flour and feeds here rnd has been the leading grain market in Wilkes. Mr. Waugh said today that an accur ate estimate of the damage now is impossible but may exceed $20,000. He said he hoped to re establish the plant. The loss, he Slid, Is only partially covered hy insurance. Cause of the fire was not known, although firemen express ed the belief It could have been from electricity or from spon taneous combustion. Flames had evidently made much headway before the fire was discovered and extinguishing the fire before the building was totally destroy ed was a difficult task. Washington.—Sipeedy comple tion of flood control surveys of Yadkin River was urged Thurs day by Senator Josiah W. Bailey in a letter to General Julian L. Schley, chief of army engineehs. Pointing out the tremendous interest in this project proposal in North Carolina, Senator Bai ley stressed his desire to have the surveys ready for the con sideration of the Senate com merce cpmmlttee when it begins work on new flood-control legis lation in the near future. The survey of the Yadkin was authorized nearly a year ago and was said to have been completed by July 1. It was tied up. how ever, with some other surveys and its completion has bteen de layed. Senator Bailey urged the chief of the engineer corps to exert every effort to expedite work on the report and transmit it to the 'committee which he heads at the earliest possible moment. Haniph DiesOtlfi’tfKeA Neck; Faw W2!bar Resident Is Chai’^ed With Death rtf Hamp El ler On Sunday Evening George Hampton Eller, age 47, citizen 6i the Wilbar community of Wilkes, died at five a.m, Sun day in the Wilkes hospital from a broken neck received Thursday evening. Engineers Return To Fort Jackson Wilkes SoldiersI In 30th Divi- nessee Few Weeks Jobs Found For 116 During June Employment Office Has A Busy Month; 1|193 Regis tered For Emplojrment Employment office here placed 111 on jobs Ir its territory last month fnd sent five to jobs at outside points, B, G. Gentry, man ager, said today. During the month the office registered 1,193 persons, which was a record month for registra tions. However, much of the in crease was due to the require ment that all WPA workers be registered. The unemployment compensa tion division of the office handled 111 new claims and 848 contin ued claims during the month of June. Brotherhood To Meet On Tuesday Evening North Wilkesboro Methodist brotherhood will meet at the church Tuesday evening, 6:30. Dr. W. A. Kale, Methodist minis ter, of Kannapolis, will be the guest speaker. Wilkes soldiers, members of Co. A.. 105th Engineers, return ed to Ft. Jackson, at Columbia. S. C.. la.st week after a month of large-scale maneuvers in western Tennessee. Traveling by motor convoy the 30th Division started some of its companies back to Ft. Jackson on Monday, with the last of the companies expected to reach the camp Thursday. Small detachments were sent to pre pare for the arrival of the main forces. The 30th Division, of which the 105th Engineers is a part, re mained at Fort Jackson from the time the national guardsmen were called into active duty laH fall until they left late in .May for the Tennessee war games. Then termed the nearest ready of any division in the entire army for actual combat duty, the fam ed 30th took part in the mimic battle which raged over the Tennessee hills and got a taste of mechanized warfare. The 2nd di vision, armored unit of the regu lar army, took part in the mock war both with and against the Wilkes county soldiers. M^th their stay in service due to be prolonged beyond the one year previou.5ly ordered, members of the local company have no inkling of what their next move mig!'t be, after they get a brief rest at Fort Jackson with prob- ally a bit of brushing up on any weaknesses which the maneuvers may have revealed. Charlie Faw, also of Wilbar, Is being held in Wilkes Jail in con nection with the death and 1* charged with murder. Wilkes officers said investiga tion of the complicated case la in progress and that a hearing for Faw may be held soon. Offi cers have been Investigating a number of reports, some of which were conflicting. It was first' reported to the of ficers that Faw tlnd Eller had been fighting, that Eiler was hurt and Faw started to North Wilkes boro from near Wilbar with Eller ■to the hospital. On the way the car wrecked at Deep Ford Hill on Highway 16 about 10 miles northwest of here. When Eller reached the hospital examination disclosed a bad fracture of ths spinal column in his neck and little hope was ever held for hla recovery. Another report being investi gated by officers was that Paw hit Eller with his car as Eller was walking on the highway and that he was on the way to the hrspital when the auto accident occured at Deep Ford Hill. Offi cers also were looking into re ports that Eller and Faw had been quarreling earlier in the day. Eller reached the hospital here Thursday about six p. m. Officers said today there was evldenct that Eller wad hurt prior to the auto accident. The car was practically demol ished in the accident. Officers said itssUiyS^ traveling at high It cHKii^Unghf'^ngles Into ' the high road bank. Faw was not badly hurt. Officers were seeking to determine wheth'^r Eller’s neck was broken in the auto accident or in a previous altercation with Faw. Faw was arrested soon after the auto accident by Highway Patrol Sergeant Carlyle Ingle but he was released under bond of $1,500. On Saturday Wilkes officers again took Paw into cus tody when it was learned that Eller was in a dying condition. The highway patrol officer charg ed Faw with driving while under influence of intoxicants. Funeral .service for Eiler was held today, two p. m.. at Red dies River church with Rev. Ed O. Miller in charge, assisted by Rev. Dave Roten. Surviving Ell er are his widow, Mrs. Alice Vir ginia Taylor Eller, three daugh ters and one son: Mrs. Charles Cothren. Roaring River; Faye, Junior and Minnie Eller, of Red dies River. Charter Night . Jaycees Planned Will Be Held On July 17th; Club To Make Final Plans In Meet Thursday Night July 17 has been set as the date for charter night for North Wilkesboro Junior Chamber of Commerce, which was organized a few weeks ago. In a directors meeting held during the past week the date of charter night was .set and the en tire club will meet on Thursday, July 10, to co.mplete arrange ments. The meeting will be held at the city hall,, beginning at 7:30 p. m. Grady Church has bqen elected secretary of the Jaycees, succeed ing Charles Day, who resigned. Mr and Mrs. Lloyd Pardue, of PayettTille, visited Mr. Pardue’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Par- due, at Moravian Falls Friday. Mr. “Red” Fnlp, of Cleveland, Tennessee, spent the week-end with friends here. Plan Farm Tour Tuesday, July 15 TVA Demonstration Farms In Various Parts County Will Be Visited A tour of TVA demonstration farms in Wilkes county will be held on Tuesday, July 15. The purpo.se of the tour, Coun ty Agent J. B. Snipes said, is to acquaint farmers with results of demonstrations which have been carried out. It is especially desir ed, he said, that all TVA demon stration farmers and all others interested he in the tour. The group will leave the county court house at eight a. m. and visit each demonstration farm. The following farmers are ac tive in TVA demonstr.-’tion work: B. L. Johnson, Roaring River; Janie Spicer, Ferguson; N. C. An drews, Boomer; Paul E. Church, North Wilkesboro route two; Coy Durham, Lomax: T. W. Ferguson, Ferguson; J. M. German, Boom er: C. C. Hayes. Purlear; Mrs. Addie Howell Jones, Cricket; G. C. Vannoy, Purlear; Paul J. Vest al, Moravian Falls; C. E. Tharpe, Honda; Bruce Billings. Dockery; John William Hurt, Honda; Gra dy F. Miller, North Wilkesboro route one; W. K. Sturdivant, North Wilkesboro route one. Those on the tiur will carry lunch and spread it picnic Style at some point during the tour. At. lunch time Mr. OoHins, *I*VA ^ lallat, will addresa the grono.