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The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, December 16, 1937, Image 1

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' ••The HHpt Little Town In Carolina" VOL. No.fcxvil. No. 5 WBf ■Hr * jSp W-.s ■ ' William H. Curry, Tipton, Indi ana, 1936 Corn King, wins the much-coveted title again this year with his prime-winning specimen ears of "Curry's Yellow Dent." He is the first winner to repeat in history of the present competition. DAIRIES GIVEN EXCELLENT GRADE Rating of 97 Per Cent is An nounced; Brings Official Congratulations ARE EVEN BETTER NOW An official report on the Fed eral Survey of dairies supplying milk in Elkin, made by M. M. Melvin, district Inspector, on Oc tober 9, 1937, gives these dairies the excellent rating of 97 per rent. 1 This rating, as announced by *i>i\ Ralph J. Sykes, Surry county health officer, is considered very fine and a real honor, and brought congratulations as follows in a letter to Dr. Sykes from Warren H. Booker: "Permit me to congratulate .you on the splendid rating of 97 per cent on your retail raw milk sup ply. This is one of the best rat tings of any town in the state, and m> hat is off to you and Mr. Butler. You will note that four violations were recorded against your four dairies. All four of these violations can very readily be re moved, which should give Elkln a 100 per cent milk rating. Since you are so near having a 100 per 'cent raw milk rating, I do not think it too much to suggest that you make an effort to clean up these few remaining violations." The violations referred to above have all been corrected with the exception of one, and this is ex pected to be corrected within the next few days. Dr. Sykes pointed TO PAVE 60 MILES HWY. NEXT YEAR Stretch of Scenic Drive Al ready Gravelled and Parts Are In Use DRIVE TO BE 447 MILES By PAUL MAY Washington, D. C., December 14. Sixty miles of the Blue Ridge parkway, from the North Caro lina-Virginia line to Deep Gap, N. C., will be paved next year, the Parks Service here announced to day, The stretch is already gravelled, and parts of it are in use. The extension will give an al most uninterrupted drive from Deep Gap to Swift Run Gap, in Virginia's Skyline Drive, and will leave only the lower portion of the 447-mile drive to be complet ed. Also scheduled for next year, if funds are made available, are roads connecting Asheville and Roanoke with the parkway. For convenience of travellers and local North Carolina residents recreational areas are under con struction at Cumberland and Thompklns Gaps. A third area at Bluffs Gaps with overnight shelt ers is planned, but funds have not been'made available. In the two recreational spots under construction are picnic areas, lodges and over-night shelt ers. Consistency would Justly permit '(only physical infirmities barring) our grandparents to talk and to act like we do, and to wear the same kind of clothing we wear when attending sport activities. THE ELKIN TRIBUNE STRONG NOTE SENT TO JAPS PROTESTS SINKING OF PANAY Demands Open Door in China For the U. S. LETTER IS SIGNIFICANT Freedom of All Americans From "Unlawful Interfer ence" is Asked JAPS HAVE APOLOGIZED Washington, Dec. 14. ■*— The United States, in a strong, formal note that covered far more than the Panay incident, virtually de manded Japanese pledges today that China's door would stay open and that all Americans and Amer ican interests in China would be free from "unlawful interference." Secretary of State Hull present ed Japan a note asking "a form ally recorded expression of regret" for the sinking of the gunboat Panay; "complete and compre hensive indemnifications," and "an assurance that definite and specific steps have been taken which'will insure that hereafter American nationals, Interests and property in China will not be sub jected to attack by Japanese arm ed forces or unlawful interference by any Japanese authorities or forces whatsoever." This last phrase—"or unlawful interference by any Japanese au thorities or forces whatsover"— was regarded at the state depart ment as highly significant. It was taken to refer to the numerous cases which have aroused protest from the United States in the past, including the taking over of communications in Shanghai and preparation for taking over the Chinese customs at Shanghai. It was termed a reaffirmation of the principle of the open door. The message was received by Foreign Minister Hirota after Ja pan had dispatched a note giving apologies and assurances. The latter document mentioned that Hirota had already' asked United States Ambassador Joseph C. Grew to "transmit to the United States government apologies from the Japanese government," so that Japan has already apologized twice. Since Hull's note was handed in later, however, it may require a third apology. Hull was non-com mittal on this point. 2 ARE VICTIMS OF MENINGITIS Mrs. Nannie Key Johnson and Daughter Jessie Lee Claimed by Disease FUNERALS ARE HELD The death of two persons, a mother and her daughter from spinal meningitis gave the town of Boonville a severe scare, which re sulted in closing of the high school until after the holidays. The first to die was Jessie JUee Johnson, 12 old year daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Jobaeoa. She died at the Elkin after an illness of four Hkjp.'v, The little victim of disease was in school uMPlitt*' day, which gave the scare to school authorities. It wtfftggged best by Dr. T. W. Shaft, 'tit. J. R. Finney, of Boonvlll|fc a»|,.Dr. J. Roy Hege, of health officer for Yadklfe county, to close the school, foßefMßyra conference held by them fhmSfty Mrs. A. E. Johnson, 59, mother at the home of a lister, Mrs. Har vey Baker, a public funeral net being advisable. b I Funeral services for the mother were held at the same home Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. P. Da vis conducted both Mrvfeet and both were buried In the Boonville Baptist church cemetef|r. Survivors of the two victims in clude the father and hiuband, A. E. Johnson, and 11 chtt&ran, as follows: Thurman, lHpsad, Zeb, Wade, Herbert Jr., Ilpl* and Aileen Johnson, Mrs, Ekel Reece, Mrs. Hamey Barker, Mrs. Robert Transou and Mrs, G«orge Williams; three brothers, Theodore and Jack Key, nlf one sister, Mrs. Paul Carter. S Japan will permit the Sportat ion of only 530,000 boxeoof Jap anese oranges this season, Can Still Laugh •• ' Washington . . . ' Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace doesn't seem troubled about ru mors that the new 27,000-word Crop Control Bill is slated for a Roman holiday in the Congres sional arena. Meanwhile, as Con gress lays plans for an orgy of jpeechmaking, rapidly rocketing retail food prices threaten to bring on a virtual consumer's strike and Mr. Wallace's Depart ment publishes figures that less than half of food-buyer's dollar actually goes to producers. ONLY TEN OLD SOLDIERS LEFT Nine of Surry's 10 Veterans Receive Semi-Annual Pen sion Checks Wednesday IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS There are only ten Confederate veterans left in Surry county, last remnant of Surry's contribution to the Confederacy in the War Between the States, and nine of those surviving ten recieved semi annual pension checks Wednes day. Each of the Confederate veter ans is given a check for $187.50 on June 15th and December 15th each year, according to statement from F. T. Llewellyn, clerck of Surry superior court, who dis penses the pension payments. There are also about thirty-five widows of veterans who receive either SIOO or S3OO each per vear, depending upon their finan cial and physical condition. The nine Confederate veterans who received pension checks yes terday are W. H. Wall, of Elkin; Samuel Hodges, of Round Peak; Q. C. Marshall, of White Plains; S. J. Odell, of Mount Airy; J. W. Phillips, of Mount Airy; B. J. Snow, of Mountain Park; N. A. Southard, of Rusk; A. S. Cocker ham. of Elkin; and E. D. Harris, of Elkin. Z. T. Smith, of Mount Airy is the tenth surviving veter an, but he has never received a pension check. TO OPEN N. EK!N COLORED SCHOOL Excellent Program, Including Negro Spirituals, to Be Presented THE PUBLIC IS INVITED The formal opening of the North Elkin colored school will be held Friday evening at 8 o'clock. A program, consisting of Negro ■spirituals and addresses will be Tiven. The welcome address will be made by H. P. Graham, mayor oro-tem of Elkin, and the main address will be by Jasper Alston Atkins, Winston-Salem, attorney at law and assistant executive secretary of the Winston-Salem Teachers College. Special musical numbers by the school Glee Club and the Jones ville quartette will be features of the program. The school is a three-room wood structure with a stone foundation and is painted inside and out. Two rooms of the build ing may be thrown together, by raising a blackboard partition, to' 'orm an auditorium. This advan tageous In that It also will serve »« a community center. The bnildta® was constructed by WPA labor. Mrs. I. C. Kearw is princi pal of the school and Eddie Wall is assistant, teacher. Th»» rnhltc Is cordially. invited ♦■■o attend the opening. SCHOOT .« TO CT,OSE ON NEXT TUESDAY '"Elkin city schools, the North Elkin ■ school and the Negro "chool will close for Christmas holidays on Tuesday, December 21. Classes will be resumed Mon day morning, January 3, 1938. ELKIN. N. C., THURSDAY. DECEMBER 16, 1937 IATENEWC from the State and Nation HITCH HIKER TAKES CAR Raleigh, Dec. 14. Sam Pridgen, Raleigh . entertainer, said today a hitch-hiker he picked up near Durham robbed him of his automobile at the > point of a gun. He described the man to Wake county offi cers as being young and having "real blond hair and in need of a hair cut." CRASH TAKES LIVES OF 5 NEGROES Burlington, Dec. 14 A car truck crash, converted into a blazing inferno almost instant ly after the two machines met and an auxiliary gas tank on the truck burst into flames, cost the lives of five negroes and sent three others to Ala mance General hospital here, seriously injured. The accident occurred about five miles west of here, on the ice-coated Bur lington - Greensboro highway about 7:30 o'clock this morn ing. URGES SUBSTITUTE FOR TAX LEVY New York, Dec. 14. Wil lard L. Thorp, director of eco nomic research for Dun and Bradsreet, today urged business to think up a substitute for the undistributed profits surtax be fore burning up any more en ergy denouncing the levy. He addressed a conference of the American Management as sociation which previously had heard Morris S. Tremaine, New York state comptroller say "we can preserve the ideals of the new deal * * * under a tax sys tem with a much broader base." PANAY DEATH TOLL NOW AT FOUR Shanghai, Dec. 15 (Wed nesday) Recovery of the body of another victim raised to four today the known for eign deaths in the sinking of the United States gunboat Pa nay and destruction of three Standard Oil company vessels by Japanese air bombs. American, British and Japa nese rescuers, meanwhile, strug gled against obstacles which ap parently had frustrated their efforts to shepherd 75 survivors including eight seriously Injur ed, back to Shanghai. Dispatches from the British gunboat Bee reported two Jap anese motor launches machine gunned the Panay before the vessel sank Sunday after a Jap anese bomb attack. JUNIORS TO GIVE PLAY FRIDAY P.M. "Let's Get Together" Promis es Evening of Real Fun and Entertainment PLAN SURPRISE ACTS "Let's Get Together/' a three ace comedy presented by the Jun ior class of Elkin high school, will be staged in the elementary school auditorium here Friday evening beginning at 7:30 p. m. The play is said to show the Christmas Spirit at work on a modern American family, and will be presented by the following cast: Hugh Gilliland, Jr., as "Dad;" Edwina Lawrence as "Mother." Sam Gambill as "Jack," Billy Graham as "Roger," Sonny Brewer as "Bobby,"* Betty Lou Evans as "Bonnie," Rosamond Neaves as "Lucy," Geraldlne Couch as "Granny," Dick Smith, Jr., as "Clark;" Prances Alexan der as "Patty," and Charles Har ris as the announcer. The play is a rollicking comedy that is guaranteed to chase away the blues and put the audience in hemstitches. Several surprises are planned between acts. A nominal admis sion will be charged. FIRE DOES SLIGHT DAMAGE TO HOUSE Fire caused by a faulty stove pipe Saturday morning caused slight damage to the home of Paul Shores, in Jonesville. The blaze began where the pipe -ntered the chimney, passing a wooden wall. It was luickly extinguished by the Elkln firemen. Hail Outstanding 4-H Winners al t iji - • jMB Chicago . . . Outstanding accomplishments and well-rounded rec ords won the Roosevelt award at the annual 4-H contest here for Vi ola Niedfeldt, 17, of Bangor, Wisconsin, and Bob Norford, 18, of Amorita, Oklahoma. Besides a silver service set for 8 persons, the 1937 champions will receive a S3OO college scholarship. FIRE DESTROYS 2-STORY HOUSE Large Dwelling Known as James Greenwood Home place Burns Monday WAS VACANT AT TIME A huge two-story residence, known as the James Greenwood Someplace, now owned by Jack Ray, was entirely consumed by fire late Monday night. The build ing was located just west of Jonesville on the Ray farm. ' The origin of the fire is un known, as by the time the blaze was discovered it had gained such headway that investigation was impossible. The building had been vacant for about two weeks but the previous day a part of the furniture of Marmia Day and family had been placed in the building preparatory to moving there to reside the following day. A small amount of insurance was carried on the building. ADDRESSES SURRY COUNTY TEACHERS Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, Head of State School System, Speaker at Dobson SEE BUS DEMONSTRATED Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, state su perintendent of public instruc tion, head of North Carolina's mighty system of public schools, addressed between 300 and 400 white school teachers in the Surry county and Elkin schools at a Joint meeting of the county and city faculties at /Dobson high school last week. His address, delivered in the Dobson high school auditorum that was filled to capacity, stress ed the duties of the school teach ers of Surry county and North Carolina in the proper training of the school children of the state in ways that will mean the per petuation of the principles of Christianity and Democracy and the preparation of the youngsters for a right and full living. Dr. Erwin, in addition to deliv ering the principal address of the third countywide teachers meet ing of the 1937-38 school term, was also one of a grouo of educa tional and traffic officials who watched a demonstration of safe school bus loading by the faculty •Mid puoils of the Dobson school, display of efficiency that was highly commended by everyone. TO AID IN CARING . FOR NEEDY HERE Cooperating with citizens and civic organizations who desire to contribute baskets to needy fam ilies in this locality during the Christmas season, Mrs. W. W. Whitaker and Rev. Eph Whisen hunt, of the associated charities, will be at the office of Attorney Wm. M. Allen Friday afternoon from 4:30 until 5:30 to assist in the allotment of families in order that all may be remembered and that there will be no duplication of contributions. Bach organiza tion Is asked to send a representa tive to the meeting and individ uals are asked to inquire regard ing worthy families. PRISONERS INCREASE. Raleigh, Dec. 13.—There were 9,317 inmates of North Carolina prisons December 1, as compared with 9,213 November 1, the penal division reported today. A total of 10,927 prisoners were handled last month, of whom 4,396 were white, 6,531 negroes and 208 women. Stores to Remain Open Until 8 P. M. Starting Friday Beginning Friday evening, all local stores will remain open until 8:00 p. m. until Christmas, it has been an nounced by the Eikin Mer chants association. This policy has been decided upon so that it will give late shoppers and those whose du ties during the day prevent them from visiting the stores, to complete their Christmas buying. ELKIN WOMAN IS TAKEN BY DEATH Mrs. Nancy Alice Gaittbill Passes Monday Following Paralysis Stroke RITES HELD TUESDAY Mrs. Nancy Alice Billings Gam bill, 85, Iwidow of Gordon Gambill, died Mflnday morning at the home of her son, T. M. Gambill, in east Elkin, following a stroke of para lysis. Mrs. Billings had been a mem ber of the Cool Springs Baptist church for 60 years. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Billings. She is survived by one daughter and one son, Mrs. John Atkins and T. M. Gambill, Elkin; one brother, Wesley Billings, of Alle ghaney county, and one sister, Mrs. Harris Luffman, of Wilkes county. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from Cool Springs Baptist church. The rites were in charge of Rev. Isom Ves tal and Rev. Grant Cothren. In terment was in the church ceme tery. SAY BOMBING WAS DELIBER ATE ACT Witnesses to Destruction of U. S. Gunboat Panay Say It Was No Error INDIGNATION EXPRESSED Hankow, China, Dec. 13. — Observers who witnessed the, Jap anese aerial attack on the United States gunboat Panay late to night declared the bombing was unmistakably deliberate, preclud ing possibility of error. Though the t gunboat had American flags painted on her awnings and carried flags on every mast, observers said squad rons of Japanese planes bombed the Panay four successive times. The British gunboat Bee, which rushed under forced draft to the scene of the incident, was in radio communication tonight with Hankow, present seat of the Chinese government and the United States embassy. f The Bee reported she had found 12 more survivors from the three Standard Oil companv boats, bombed when the Panav was attacked., who were on the Yangtze river's south bank op posite Hohsien. American, British and other diplomats expressed bitter indig nation at the attack on the Panay. " Uncle Sam hat iust taken the rvnniml "oil? count,"' bv a-=k!n* i 750.000 hos raiwrs to fill in c*rd* I h*w m«tr»v ni»s and other 1 farm animals they have. . .... - TWO SECTIONS PUBLISHED WEEKLY FEW CLUES LEFT BY FUGITIVE IN STATE MAN HUNT (jnidentified Criminal Leaved Obscure Trail SEARCH TRANSFERRED Some' Officials Think Object of Hunt is the Notorious Bill Payne WOUNDED MAN SILENT Wilmington, Dec. 14 Federal investigators and state highway patrolmen followed tonight a poorly defined trail of an uniden tified fugitive who last night es caped a rain of police fire that seriously injured his companion, a man identified as J. Bowling Byrd, a former convict. Byrd was in a hospital tonight suffering from a head wound in flicted by officers during a 90- mile-an-hour chase along a beach highway. The concentrated search for the unknown companion, believed hurt by the gunfire, was directed in the vicinity of Sanford and Asheboro. The office of Dr. Tiffany Barnes in Asheboro was robbed of adhe sive tape, two rolls of gauze ban dage and a pint of antiseptic so lution. Highway Patrolman Hugh Sloan, member of the pursuing police squad, said that it had been established that Byrd's com panion used water and a towel at a roadhouse near here shortly af ter the fusillade of bullets pierced the fleeing, careening car, caus ing it to crash through a barbecue stand. Blood was left on the towel. The fugitive had departed a few minutes before officers broke into the cabin room. Law enforcement officers con tradicted one another as to the identity of the sought-for man. R. Grady Johnson, head of the North Carolina prison system, said many of the officers engaged in the search believed their objective was Wash Turner, alias Jack Borden, a staunch "pal" of Bill Payne, North Carolina's most wanted fel on. Sloan, however, remained firm in his contention that the man was Payne. It was Sloan who confronted the man he identified as Payne in a woods shortly after the flee ing car crashed and was in the act of placing the man under ar rest when the officer tripped and fell into a branch. The fugitive disappeared. The next informa tion was that he had hailed a motorist and obtained a ride into Wilmington and, alighted in front of a hospital and caught a taxi for the roadhouse where he dress ed his wounds. WHITE CHRISTMAS TO BE OBSERVED SUNDAY The Sunday school of the Meth odist church will observe "White Christmas" Sunday morning, De cember 19, at the regular Sunday school hour. Gifts donated will be given to the Methodist Children's Home in Winston-Salem. Anyone desiring is invited to participate in the service. REV. JOE CARTER KIWANIS SPEAKER Rev. Joe Carter of Anderson, S. C., who was in a revival meeting here last week at the Presbyterian church, was guest speaker at the weekly Kiwanis meeting Thursday evening at Hotel Elkin. Klwanlan J. G. Abernethy was in charge of the program. Thursday evening, December 23, the annual Christmas auction of the club will be held, proceeds of the auction to go for Christmas cheer for needy families locally. mmrfii ??HE BEST WAV TO UNDERSTAND OTHERS IS TO KNOW YOURSELF. i lair

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