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The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, July 01, 1937, Image 1

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Elldn *The Best Little Town In North Carolina" VOL. No. XXYI.No. 33 DYNAMITE CLOSES STEEL PLANT IN CIO STRIKE AREA Johnstown Mayor Pleads For Federal Aid SMASH TERRORIST RING SIO,OOO Reward is Posted-by Mill for Capture of Dynamiters MAYOR FEARS UPRISING Warren, 0., June 29.—A strike harried mayor's appeal to the President to "overthrow the un- American empire that John L. Lewis is building up" tonight cli maxed a series of turbulent de velopments in the 34-day-old steel strike deadlock. These events broke the calm prevailing for the past few days on the seven-state strike front: 1. Two dynamite explosions paralyzed Bethlehem Steel's Cam bria Works at Johnstown, Pa., and threw 6,000 men out of work. The company posted a SIO,OOO reward for capture of the dynamiters. 2. Mayor Daniel J. Shields, of Johnstown, telegraphed an appeal to President Roosevelt, warning f him that "the people of my city may take the law into their own hands" unless Lewis' C. I. O. strike forces are withdrawn. The mayor also dispatched a telegram to Gov. George H. Earle, requesting that state police be stationed on guard around all reservoirs in the territory. * "Prompt action," he said, "may save an entire community against annihilation." 3. Police and national guards men announced they had smash ed a wholesale bomb "terrorist" ring, in Warren, arresting three mfen and sending out an alarm for the alleged "brains" of the gang, Gus Hall, C. I. O. strike leader. 4. The 13th death in the wide flung C. I. O. "siege of steel" was recorded at Beaver Falls, Pa., where « "STrikr frlfltCT' dl'IJ a head wound inflicted by a tear gas shell. 5. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins officially conceded, in a statement at Washington, that federal mediation efforts have collapsed, LIGHTNING KILLS MRS. PETE GROCE 1 Second Stroke At Home Kills Woman Who Watches Fire FUNERAL HELD MONDAY Mrs. Ila Mae Simmons Groce, 25, was instantly killed late Sat urday afternoon when struck by a bolt of lightning at the home of her brother-in-law, four miles north of Brooks Cross Roads on highway 21. She was the wife of Pete Groce and lived across the highway from where she was kill ed. She had gone to the other home to remain during the storm. Mrs. Groce and memberg|pf the family of Lester Benge were standing on the porch of her brother-in-law's home looking at a barn in flames which caught from a previous thunderbolt of the same storm when the fatal bolt entered her body. Mrs. Benge and small child and Mrs. Ken Groce and a small child were se (verely shocked by the bolt. Mrs. Groce was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sim mons and is survived by her hus band, one small daughter, Peggy Ann; three brothers, Eugene Sim mons of Boonville; John A., of Richmond, Va.; Rev. Clete Sim mons of Jonesville; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Mathis of Ronda, Mrs. Dallas Gilliam of Elkin. A twin sister, Mrs. Erastus Darnell, pre ceded her In death a short while ago. The funeral service was con ducted Monday at 11 o'clock from Fall Creek Baptist Church near ' Jonesville. h. SHOULD APPLY FOR LICENSE ON TUESDAY Anyone desiring to make ap plication for driver's license should see Patrolman Lee Phil lips at the F-W Chevrolet Co. here on Tuesdays between 11 a. m. and 12 m., or between 5 and € p. m., the highway officer ha? announced. Motorists in YadklnvUle or that section may see Patrolman Phil lips at the sheriff's office Tues days between 3:30 and 4:30 p. m. The patrolman will observe these r. hours every week. ifk ' THE ELKIN TRIBUNE IATENEWC from the State and Nation PROTESTS AGAINST PROPOSED CHANGE Raleigh, June 29. — Highway Chairman Frank L. Dunlap, in a sharply worded statement re leased today, said he was sur prised to learn the federal park service was surveying alternate routes for the Blue Ridge Park way. Asserting that the merit of the road was based on its scenic value, and not on its construction cost, Dunlap add ed, "This parkway route was never intended to be based upon economy of construction or the shortest distance be tween two points; the route was adopted because it was the finest scenic route in eastern America." SIGNS INJUNCTION AGAINST MILL Lumberton, June 29. Su perior Judge N. A. Sinclair signed a temporary injunction today against Mansfield mill officials, police leaders and Mayor Vera Lamb, of East Lumberton, restraining thean from forming lines through which mill workers might pass and from otherwise interfering with union activities. The order was asked by the textile workers organizing com mittee, a branch of the Com mittee for Industrial Organisa tion. The T. W. O. C. was rep resented by Myles Horton, an organizer. PERSON COUNTY TURNS DOWN LIQUOR Roxboro, June 29. Person county today refused by 22 votes to scrap the prohibition law and set up a system of .county Honor control stores. ~ . tn a ballot considered light, 1,113 votes were cast against the legalization of whisky and 1,091 advocated it. Although a contest is possible, observers predicted that none would be entered. DENY INJUNCTION IN SLOT MACHINE CASE * Fayettevllle, June 29. Su • perior Court Judge N. A Sin clair denied today a petition fot an injunction against en forcement of North Carolina's 1937 anti-slot machine law and gave the petitioner 30 days in which to get his machines out of the state. SURRY RANKS 20TH IN N. C. PAYROLLS By PAUL MAY (Tribune Washington Bureau) Washington, D. C., June 29. Surry county payrolls in business and industry rank 20th largest among all counties of the State in a report just issued by the census bureau. Based on the census of business which was taken as a WPA pro ject last year, the census report shows details of personnel and payrolls for business and industry for every county In the country. Surry County business and in dustry payrolls totaled $3,379,000' in 1935, the report shows. This is the year covered by last year's census. The total number of em ployees in business and industry in Surry county was 4,599, in ad dition to 575 active proprietors. FINE PROPERTIES TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION Two auction sales will be staged Thursday, July Bth when two val uable pieces of property, one on highway 26 eight miles north of Elkin and the other in Sunset Park here will be sold to the high est bidders. The first sal* will be held at 10 a. m., and will consist of 69 lots in Sunset Park, now owned by Mrs. R. O. Franklin. Water, sew er and lights are available and each lot is said to represent a de sirable buy. The second sale will be held at 2 p. m. of the same day. in this sale, the property on highway 26 known as the Alex Chatham farm will be sub-divided into small tracts or farms. Both sales will be conducted by the Carolina Realty & Auction Co., of Salisbury. More marriages occur in Reno than divorces. In fact, it's a well known hitching post. Glorious Fourth 4 Hollywood, Calif. . . . Jean Chatburn, pretty motion picture actress, will celebrate the "Fourth" attired in a costume created en tirely of firecrackers. SURRY COUNTY SCHOOL NEWS Number of Changes Are Be ing Planned for Schools Next Fall COAL IS BEING PLACED A friendly chat with John W. Comer, county superintendent of schools, Wednesday elicited a number of items of interest about the schools of the county. Mr. Comer first stated that the routing of the buses for the com ing school year had been com pleted by the State School Com mission, that changes had been made in the Elkin and Shoals schools. "Two ■ addttiuntr been allotted to the schools of the county, he said, they being add ed to the Dobson and Shoals schools, with one >. additional teacher for each. He further stated that the Shoals school is to be a high school next year, which will be an experiment with two teachers in charge to ascertain if a high school is justified at that school. Work has been begun on the addition to the Beulah school, with material from the dismantled Bryan school being used in the construction of the building. Mr. Comer further stated that the Pilot Mountain schools have made application for an addi tional building, which is very badly needed, which will be given a-hearing on next Monday by the county school board. Mr. Comer also mentioned the fact that more than 800 tons of coal is being placed at the various schools of the county, which will be ample supply for an average winter, and also stated that a re indexing of all the records of his office is now under way. LOCAL BAPTISTS TO HOLD REVIVAL Annual Meeting to Begin August 22; Rev. J. C. Canipe to Assist PLAN SPECIAL MUSIC The annual revival at the First Baptist church in this city will begin Sunday, August 22, accord ing to Rev. Eph Whisenhunt, pas tor of the church. Rev. J. c. Ca nipe. pastor of the First Baptist church in Boone, will assist in the revival. Plans are also underway for a special singer for the ser vices. Rev. Mr. Canipe is well known throughout the state, having ser ved as State Baptist evangelist prior to going into pastoral work. His coming here is looked for ward to by leaders of the church. The church extends a cordial invitation to the public to attend the services. JUNIOR ORDER TO INSTALL OFFICERS All members of the reikin Coun cil No. 96, Jr. O. U. A. M., are urged to be present Friday even ing, July 2, at 8 o'clock Xor a spe cial installation service for offi cers for the ensuing term, and also the initiation of one new member. ELKIN. N. C„ THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1937 New Bank Vault Will Weigh About 100 Tons Approximately one hundred tons—2o6,ooo pounds—of steel and concrete will be used in the construction of the vault now under construction in the old Elkin National Bank building, qpw being remodeled to house The Bank of Elkin, which pur chased the building some months ago. Ten thousand pounds of steel alone, used to reinforce the concrete walls, floor and ceiling, will be used, while 150,- 000 pounds of concrete will be poured. The steel door of the vault, together with a steel grill and other steel fixtures will weigh approximately 40,- 000 pounds. A second vault, to be con structed of brick and used to safeguard the bank's books, will also be constructed at the rear of the money vault. LOCAL BANKER IS AMONG GRADUATES Garland Johnson to Get Di ploma From Graduate School of Banking AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Among the seven North Caro linians listed among the 194 members of the first graduating class of the Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N. J., is Garland John son, vice-president of The Bank of Elkin here, who is now attend ing the third and final session of the school. The school, sponsored by the American Bankers association, is the first of its kind in the United States. Those who graduate on July 2 must have attended three -ceatttent summer sessions, have completed the required extension work during two winters and springs, have written a thesis on some subject related to his ma jor course of study, and have pass ed an oral examination conduct ed by a panel of the faculty. Mr. Johnson majored in bank ing and chose for his thesis "Pro fessional Standards for the Ex ecutive Officers in Small Town Banks." Mr. Johnson has been connect ed with The Bank of Elkin since its opening here in 1933, when he was employed as assistant cash ier. In 1935 he was elected as cashier, and in 1936 he was elect ed as vice president, the position he now holds. NATION WILL HEAR LIBERTY BELL 4TH Ring of Historic Old Bell Will Be Broadcast Sunday at 1 P. M. 30-MINUTE PROGRAM Philadelphia, Pa., June 29. The entire nation will hear the Liberty Bell, which proclaimed American independence on July 4, 1776, ring again on the Fourth of July in a program of The Amer ican Legion which will be carried over the coast-to-coast network of the Columbia Broadcasting system. It will be the first time in history that the nation has heard the historic bell on the anniver sary of the day it tolled the birth of the country. The program will be broadcast from Independence Hall, origin ating in the same room in which the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution of the United States was adopted. Much of the furnishings which occupied the room on both of those historic occasions are still there and will be used in a dram atization in connection with the broadcast. The broadcast will be for 30 minutes, beginning promptly at 2 o'clock Eastern Daylight Saving Time, which is 1 o'clock Eastern Standard Time. Checker Tourney The North Carolina State Checker tournament will be held in the Y. M. c. A. at Wiaston- Salcm. Monday, July 5, for the championship of North Carolina. All checker players in this vicin ity are urged to attend and enter the tournament. Hearings on Tax Evasions !&, ?rc ', Hu| ■ & I ■P? ; : |; mm I Washington, D. C. . . . The special Congressional committee of six Senators and six Representatives began hearings on tax evasions. L. to R.: Secy. Morgenthau; Rep. R. L. Doughton of N. C. (chair man), and Sen. Pat Harrison of Mississippi (vice-chairman). Secy. Morgenthau was the first witness. BOND IS REDUCED BY JUDGE HARDING Sampson Speer Gets Habeas Corpus Hearing But Still In Jail BOND SET AT $2,500 In a habeas corpus .hearing be fore Judge W. F. Harding at Winston - Salem Wednesday, Sampson Speer, charged with trying to poisoii his neighbor's well, got his bond reduced from $5,000 to $2,500, but 90 far has been unable to raise that bond and is still in jail here awaiting August court. Speer was repre sented in the hearing by Mrs. Jackson, woman attorney, of Winston-Salem. Speer is accused of placing poi son in the well at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Huffhian near Enon on the night of May 30, in what is alleged to be a plot to poison the family of Huffman, with whom he had quarreled pre viously- _ The fact that there was no nec essity for any water being drawn from the well the same night the poison was placed in the water was credited by Mrs. Huffman with having prevented her and her husband from becoming ser iously if not fatally ill. Mrs. Huffman testified at the preliminary hearing that when she drew a bucket of water from the well the next morning she no ticed at once that the draw rope was covered with greenish sedi ment as the filled bucket was lifted. When she saw the bucket filled with a bright green liquid she was so frightened she let bucket and rope all fall back in to the well, she said. It was also testified that the Huffmans and Spear had been at odds since Huffman acoused Spear of being responsible for the dis appearance of some wood from the Huffman place. Huffman, then ordered Spear to stay off his place altogether. When officers arrived at the Huffman home the morning after the paris green had been placed in the well they found shoe tracks at the well. One of the prints had a distinctive marking, and the tracks were finally followed to Speer's home. NEW MAIL SERVICE WILL BEGIN TODAY Postoffice Seeking Bids For Messenger Service to Brooks Cross Roads TO BE CLOSIED MONDAY The additional mail dispatch from Elkin to Brooks' Cross Roads each day, there to connect with the star route from North Wil kesboro eastward, will be inaug urated this afternoon (Thursday) as authorized recently by the post office department. J. E. Reece, present carrier, has been named temporary messeng er for this dispatch, but bids are now being sought by the postof fice department for a permanent messenger. Anyone over 16 years of age is eligible to enter a bid, but should do so within the next 10 days. Sealed bids should be turned in to the local postoffice from where they will be forward ed to Washington. Under the new mail schedule, mail should be posted in the local office each day 'not later than 4:45 p. m. in order to insure dis patch, P. W. Graham, postmaster, stated. He also announced that the postoffice would observe holi day hours Monday, July 5. W Stores Are To Be Closed Here Next Monday Independence Day will be ob served in Elkin, Monday, July sth, and all stores and business bouses, with the exception of drug stores and cafes, will be closed for the day, according to Mrs. Franklin Folger, secre tary of the local Merchants Association. SENATOR TO SPEAK AT C.C.C. MEETING Will Be Held at Dobson CCC Camp July 10, Beginning At 2:00 P. M. ALL FARMERS INVITED CCC camp officials and soil erosion workers will hold a meet ing -efe tlw Bobson CCC camp on July 10, beginning at 2:00 p. m. with a field trip and with speak ing at 4:00 p. m., which is to be a sub-district meeting of districts numbers two and three. Speakers are expected to be Senator Robert R. Reynolds, Ma jor General George Vanhorn Mosely, and Hon. Frank Hancock, for whom the camp was named. Dr. T. S. Buie, regional director and Major S. L. Bertschey, exec utive officer of the district, are also expected to be present. The purpose of the meeting is to better acquaint the commun ity with the progress of the soil conservation program in this dis trict, and a very cordial invitation is extended to all farmers of the community to attend the field trip and the speaking, the latter of which will be on the campus and will be aided by a loud speak er system. TRAPHILL WOMAN PASSES SUNDAY Mrs. Cora Gertrude Lyons Durham Dies After Sever al Weeks' Illness FUNERAL HELD MONDAY Mrs. Cora Gertrude Lyons Dur ham, 22, died at her home in the Traphill community Sunday, June 20, following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held Mon day, June 21, from Austin Baptist church. The rites were in charge of Elders L. E. Sparks, T. M. Ly ons, D. H- Brown and G. R. Cox. A large number of friends and rel atives attended the services. Mrs. Durham was married to Herbert F. Durham, August 18, 1934. She is survived by her hus band and infant daughter, Gen eva Blanche; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Lyons, of Traphill; one sister, Mrs. Charlie Sexton, of Benham, and one brother, Henry Lyons, of Traphill. She was a faithful member of the Baptist church and was greatly loved in her community. CHATHAM WITHDRAWS FROM STATE TOURNEY The Chatham Blanketeers, fol lowing a meeting Tuesday, defi nitely called off participation in the semi-pro baseball tournament which is to get under way at Greensboro today (Thursday). Just why the team has withdrawn from the tournament has not been announced. This afternoon, the Blanketeers will meet Albemarle here. m\rfn Gateway to Roaring Gap and the Blue Ridge PUBLISHED WEEKLY CONSTRUCTION OF NEW POST OFFICE LIMITED 210 DAYS New Structure Will Have Mezzanine Floor BLUE PRINTS ARE HERE Are Asking for One Main Bid and Two Alternate Bids On Building FRONT STEPS GRANITE (Tribune Washington Bureau) Washington, D. C., June 29—A main and two alternate bids will be asked for construction of the Elkln, North Carolina, postoffice, it was learned at the Treasury's procurement division today. The main bid will cover con struction as planned. The first alternate will be an addition or deduction from this amount for the use of granite facing instead of rubbed concrete to the level of the water-table; and the second alternate will specify granite trim instead of an exterior limestone trim. The time limit for construction will be 210 calendar days, a com paratively small time for a one story and basement building with a part mezzanine floor. If the contractor fails to complete the project within this period, and the delay is his own fault, he will be subject to a fine of $25 a day for each day construction contin ues beyond that period. The entrance to th? building will be particularly attractive, with gray granite steps and plat form leading to a metal and clear glass door, which will be topped by an eagle. The lobby will have a quarry tile floor and border and a tile wainscot. floor base will be in light tans and reds, and the field in red, brown, tan, chest nut, orange and salmon shades. With the exception of the toilets, which will be finished in unglazed ceramic mosic tile, other offices and divisions will be finished" in wood. -T v ** The use of granite, suggested in the alternate bids, is dependent on its cost. Since local granite is desired, officials believe the cost would not be as great as on other jobs, but it cannot be much, for the limit of cost for the entire project is only $65,000, and the building was originally planned to cost about that sum. PROMINENT MAN OF ALLEGHANY PASSES William, A. Bryan Dies in Lo cal Hospital Following Long Illness FUNERAL RITES TODAY William A. (Bill) Bryan, 35, of Olade Valley, died in the local hospital about four o'clock Wed nesday morning from a serious illness of several months from a lung disorder developed following an attack of pleurisy early in the spring. His condition had been critical since he was admitted to the hospital. The deceased was a" member of a prominent Alleghany county family and was a spn of Andrew J. Bryan and the-late Mrs. Bryan of Glade Valley. He is survived by his father, "one daughter, Mary Lewis Bryan, two sisters, Mrs. R. J. Gentry and Mrs. E. B. Eldridge and two brothers, DeWitt and Howard Bryan, all of Glade Valley. Funeral arrangements are not definitely known, but services will be held at Glade Valley sometime today. iwasmii * C&OST FOLKS 1 [ JEST SEE WHAT I THEY'RE IGOWN6

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