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The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, March 28, 1940, Image 1

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Elkin "The Best Little Town in North Carolina" VOL. No. XXIX. No. 20 LATE f I I NEWS i J]\j and BRIEF N ?" LOCAL ms CAR crowded off the road by a speeding motorist, Raymond Smith, night watch man for the Chatham Manu facturing company, received an icy bath Saturday night when his car tumbled down an embankment into Big Elkin creek as he was driving along the Shoe Factory road. Smith, who was uninjured, was said to have driven into the creek rather than meet the ap proaching car head-on. STATE CHAPEL HILL, March 27 The tide has turned against the new deal, but "it is not strong enough yet," Senator Styles Bridges (R), N. H., told the University of North Caro lina Political Union here last night. "Members of Congress still boast of being rubber stamps," declared the senator, himself a candidate for the Republican presidential nom ination. "Are the members of Congress elected merely to give legality to the wishes of ad-' ministration officials, or are they elected to represent the people who sent them to Washington?" NATIONAL BALTIMORE, March 27 Lester Barlow's liquid oxygen carbon explosive, so powerful an elght-eance charge sent a 40-foot telephone pole flying skyward, withstood a public trial of shock and fire yester day and the inventor an nounced last night he was ready for government tests. He said he would send his pro posals for official trials to the Senate military affairs com mittee today and predicted the first would be held within three weeks. They were or dered after a meeting last week of congressional war and naval " committees; WASHINGTON, March 27 President Roosevelt's cold was so maoh better yesterday that he considered leaving late this week for a fortnight's rest at Warm Springs, Ga. Stephen Early, presidential secretary, said the Chief Executive was "all right." The fever which had persisted for two weeks had subsided and Mr. Roose velt's temperature was back to normal. But his physician, Rear Admiral Ross T. Mcln tire, still thought it best for the President to remain in his room, away from crowds. WASHINGTON, March 27 Possibility of new tax legisla tion this year appeared more remote last night despite the rout of congressional economy forces by farm bloc leaders who succeeded in tentatively boasting agricultural appro priations for 1941 by about $300,000,000. Latest to Join in pooh-poohing prospects for a new revenue art was Chair man Pat Harrison (D), Miss., of the powerful Senate finance committee, who predicted on emerging from a conference with President Roosevelt that Congress will adjourn by June 1 without enacting a tax mea sure- INTERNATIONAL LONDON, March 27 Bri tain's North Sen destroyer and submarine squadrons converg ed in the rock-bound Skager rak south of Norway yesterday apparently with the dual pur pose of closing the blockade around Germany and luring the German fleet into a naval battle. Outward aim of the naval concentration was to halt Swedish iron ore ship ments through the bottlneck between Denmark and the Scandinavian coast, but nea tral naval observers believed it might serve a second purpose. LONDON, March 27—Jacob Souritz, Soviet ambassador to France, is beta* relieved of his duties on demand of the French government which ac cused him of attempting to send a "tactless" telegram to , Josef Stalin boasting of Rus sia's triumph in Finland, a Moscow radio broadcast inter cepted last night stated. THE ELMIN TRIBUNE Yadkin M For First Time In Two D ■T/ mm % ■ §S Prior to Tuesday tyf last week, J. A. L. Shermer, 74, of Yadkin ville, above, hadn't been to Elkin in 22 years. Mr. Shermer, who was here on business, stated he just hadn't any reason to come, and although he has lived only 17 mills away, he "didn't see any reason for coming with out apy reason for coming." He said that Elkin has changed so since he was last here that he wouldn't have ru. agnized the town had he not known where he was. An able historian, the Yadkin man can name all 32 presidents of the United States, as well as give their birthplace, date of inauguration, and last words. —(Tribune Photo). "MISS ELKIN" TO BE NAMED HERE Loveliest Girl Will Be Crown ed Beauty Queen at Lyric Theatre Tonight WILL GET SCREEN TEST Theatre goers in this section have a treat in store for them Thursday night when "Miss Elkin" will be selected and crowned on the stage of the Lyric theatre from a group of Elkin and Jonesville's loveliest young ladies. The stage show will be present ed in three parts, namely, the Junior King and Queen Revue, Amateur Acts, and the Beauty Pageant. The stage show will be presented immediately after the screen feature "The Honeymoon Is Over," featuring Stuart Erwin and Marjorie Weaver. The Junior King and Queen Revue will be composed of Elkin's most attractive children between the ages of 3 and 10. The Junior Queen will enter her picture in the state picture contest to com pete for the "Little Miss North Carolina" contest. Due to 'the demand for little bqys by Elkin merchants, the stage show will include a Junior King contest composed of little boys, one of whom will be select ed Junior King. This carries only honor. Amateur acts will be inter spersed throughout the program and the winners will be invited to compete for state honors. The highlight of the program will be the "Miss Elkin" pageant, composed of young ladies espe cially selected and sponsored by leading merchants, the object of which is to select a young lady to wear the crown of "Miss Elkin," and attend the state beauty pag eant which will be held at Blow ing Rock. While there the win ner will be entertained by the United Cinema Productions at no expense to her, and she will compete for the title "Miss North Carolina." She will also be given a screen test which will be shown on the screen of the Lyric theatre at a later date. Miss Ruby Crockett, represent ative of the United Cinema Pro ductions, has been in town for the past week to organize the production. Mrs. Annie Pauls is assisting in the work. Mrs. Frank lin Folger will be the musical ac companist. v Judges will be from out of town. First, second and third places will be given. At the end of 1938, nearly 200 dependents of veterans of the Mexican War were receiving pen sions, and one daughter of a vet eran of the War of 1812 still re ceives her S2O the month. FARM CHECKS ARE RECEIVED BY SMITHWICK Total About $12,000 for Sur ry Farmers SENT BY GOVERNMENT Farm Owners Are Being No tified to Call at County Agent's Office MUST CALL IN PERSON Five hundred and fifteen checks have been received by Surry County Agent R. R. Smithwick for payment to 360 Surry farm owners, amounting to approxi mately $12,000. Mr. Smithwick requested that the farmers who are expecting to receive the checks await until notified by his offce before call rig for them. Those to wham the checks are issued are being notified as fast as possible, it was said, and upon receipt of the notice should call at the county agent's office between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Saturdays, and between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on other days.' The checks can remain in the Dobson office only 21 days and if not called for within that time must be returned to Washington, Mr. Smithwick said. DR. ANSCOMBE TO SPEAK HERE Will Be Second Prominent Speaker to Address Newly Formed Elkin Forum THURSDAY, APRIL 4th The second of a series of open forum meetings here will be held Thursday evening. April 4, at the Methodist church at 8 o'clock. Dr. Francis C. Anscombe of the de partment of history of Salem Col lege, Winston-Salem, will conduct this forum, speaking on "The Re lation of Rumanian Oil and North Carolina Tobacco," in which he will compare the dependency of each of the localities on the pro duct produced there. This sub ject will be of wide interest locally, as this is in the tobacco belt of Piedmont North Carolina. The international phase of the subject will also be discussed. Following Dr. Anscombe's talk, opinions per taining to the subject will be in vited from the audience. The first of the forum meetings, conducted by Dr. Ralph McDonald several weeks ago, was well attend ed, and the public is cordially in vited to hear Dr. Anscombe. The forum is sponsored by civic clubs of Elkin, and two other speakers are scheduled for the spring months. TRIANGULAR DEBATES TO BE HELD FRIDAY With the hope of going to Chapel Hill on April 18 and 19, Elkin debaters will go to Winston- Salem and Mount Airy Friday to compete with the teams for those towns in the annual triangular debate, competing teams acting as hosts, and each debating on neutral ground. Hanes high school negative team and Mt. Airy affirmative will de bate here at 1:30 Friday afternoon at the Methodist church. The audience attending the debate here is requested to refrain from ap plause, since the debate is being held in the church. The subject for debate this year is: Resolved, That the Federal Government Should Own and Operate the Railroads." Both affirmative and negative debates must be won by the school Friday to entitle the school to send its teams to the finals at Chapel Hill. REPUBLICANS TO HOLD TOWNSHIP CONVENTION The Elkin township Republican convention will be held Monday evening, April 1, at 7:30 o'clock in the Junior Order hall here on North Bridge street, for the pur pose of electing delegates to the county convention which will be held in the courthouse at Dob son on Saturday, April 6. At the time any other business which comes before the convention will be transacted. . All Republicans are urged to at tend this meeting. ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1940 HONEYMOON ISLE of St. Petersburg, Fla.,' recently broadcast an invitation to honeymooners all over the U. S. to make use of his romantic, sub-tropical island in the Gulf of Mexico for a two-weeks honeymoon. Some 2,000 couples sent in requests. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Burkeft, who arrived with the first group, are pictured below in front of the thatched hut which they will occupy for two weeks. Lzsl • ■ Jonesville Mass Meeting to Be Held on April 15 Citizens of Jonesville will hold a mass meeting in the Jonesville Town Hall Monday, April 15, for the purpose of nominating candidates to be voted upon in the town elec tion on May 6th. To be nomlns d ate com missioners and mayor. Offi cials elected will serve two years. ARE TO HOLD FARM MEETS All Farmers Interested in Participating in Program Urged to Attend SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED Letters are being issued by County Agent R. R. Smithwick, of Surry, requesting that all per sons expecting to participate in the 1940 farm plan attend meet ings which are scheduled to be held in each community at early dates. It is urgent that all persons in terested in the program attend, Mr. Smithwick said, so as to fill out the farm plan form. Filling out this form is necessary by April 15, or no payments will be made in 1940. Meetings scheduled for this im mediate vicinity have been an nounced as follows: Rockford township, Thursday, March 28, between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m., at Copeland school. Marsh township, Tuesday, April 2, between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m„ Little Richmond school. Bryan township, Wednesday, April 3, between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., Mountain Park school. Elkin township, Wednesday, April 3, between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m„ at North Elkin school. Spelling Are Held Dobson T Bernelle Jarrell, of Beulah school, will represent Surry coun ty in the Journal-Sentinel spell ing contest to be held in Win ston-Salem at an early date, fol lowing the county contest at Dobson high school Tuesday. Winners in the county contest, by grades, were as follows: first grade: Wanda Jean Melton. Zephyr: second grade; Grace Doby; third grade, Margaret Nell Hall, Plat Rock; fourth grade, Normar Watson, Eldora; fifth grade, Patty June Simpson, El dora; sixth grade, Ella Draughn, Cope land; seventh grade, Luray McHargue, Elkin; eighth grade, Hallie Dockery, Dobson; ninth grade, Mary Frances Combs, Elk in; tenth grade, Edith Chilton, Pilot Mountain, and eleventh grade, Mauldine Martin, Cope land. The following represented Elk in in the contest: Nancy Moseley, Margaret Carter, Mary Frances Combs, Luvene Jordon and Kath leen Cochrane. Celery was introduced into England in 1704. ■ CHATHAM MEN CLUB GUESTS Kiwanians Stage "Get Ac quainted" Banquet for Winston Officials WILL BUILD NEW PARK Officials of the Chatham Man ufacturing Company, including those who have recently come to Elkin with the finishing and shipping department now located here, were guests of the Elkin Ki wanis club at a "Get Acquainted" banquet held at Hotel Elkin last Thursday evening. Stacey Weaver, president of the club, etxended a welcome on behalf of the organization, while Mayor J. R. poindexter welcomed the new officials on behalf of the town. Rev. J. S. Hiatt also made a talk of welcome. Thurmond Chatham. Albert Butler and Raymond Harris, of the Chatham company, respond ed, assuring the Kiwanians that they are anxious to do everything for the upbuilding of Elkin. Mr. Chatham extended thanks to The Tribune and the business men of the city for the warm welcome expressed in the Chatham edition of The Tribune, and stated that they were proud to be a part of the community. Mr. Butler stated that they had let the contract for 'a new ball park, and that he was sure it would be welcome news that Elkin would have baseball again this year. The program, which was en joyed by all present, was in charge of Kiwanian C. C. Poin dexter. Each member of the Chatham organization present was intro duced by Program Chairman Poindexter, and each Kiwanian was introduced by President Weaver. J. E. SMITH DIES ON WEDNESDAY Deceased Had Been in 111 Health from Heart Ail ment for Months RITES THIS AFTERNOON John Edgar Smith, 36, passed away at the local hospital about 7:30 Wednesday morning follow ing an illness from a heart ail ment. Mr. Smith had been in declining health for the past two months and his condition had been critical for two weeks. He was a son of T. A. Smith and the late Mrs. Fannie Smith. For the past four years he had been employed with the Rose Transfer company. He is survived by his wife, who was before her marriage, Miss Marie Gentry of Winston-Salem, one daughter, Rose Marie, his father, two brothers, Jones and Charlie Smith, and two sisters, Mrs. Arkie Long and Mrs. Mae Burcham, all of Elkin. Funeral services will be conduct ed this afternoon (Thursday) at 3 o'clock, at Elkin Valley Baptist church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. All the Books of the Bible con tain no more than 6,654 different words. Allies Hint Russia Is Now An Enemy As Relations Strained Thieves Fail to Open Safe; Get Away With 75c Thieves sometime Saturday night entered the White Swan laundry through a window, bored numerous holes in the door of the of flee safe, rolled the heavy iron box out to the door of the loading platform, and departed with 75 cents. John Evans, an employee of the company, discovered the robbery attempt when he went to the plant Sunday. The thieves had taken 75 cents from the office cash register, but had given up opening the safe as a bad job. A fingerprint expert called from Winston-Salem was un able to find any prints, nor do police have any clues, it was said. So thoroughly did the rob bers bungle the job, White Swan officials had to use a torch to open the safe. It con tained approximately $20.00 in silver. FIREMEN ARE KEPT ON RUN Home of John Summitt Is Completely Destroyed Sat urday Night ANSWER MANY ALARMS Fire of undetermined origin last Saturday night between 7:30 and 8:00 o'clock completely de stroyed the frame dwelling of John Summit, an employee of the Elkin Furniture company, in North Elkin. The family was not at home at the time of the blaze. The Elkin fire department, in answer to the alarm, was unable to reach the scene of the blaze until too late to save the house due to the fact the dirt road leading by the home was blocked by the cars of curious spectators. One arrest was made when a young man drove through the traffic lights while they were on "stop" in an effort to reach the scene. This type of violation of the law, when all lights are on red during an alarm, will not be tolerated, police say. A grass fire which started in Jonesville Friday afternoon, spread over 500 acres and had reached a heavily wooded sec tion before being brought under control. The local fire depart ment, powerless to cope with a fire of this magnitude, summon ed Ctx: boys, who extinguished the blaze. Saturday morning the firemen were called to the home of Gra ham Myers on Elk Spur street to extinguish a grass fire. The de partment also answered an alarm from the home of Mrs. W. S. Sale Monday night when a chim ney caught fire. TWO ARE INJURED IN CRASH HERE Russell and Charlie Tucker, of near Elkin, received painful bruises and lacerations here last Saturday afternon when the car in which they were driving crash ed into the end of a concrete wall of the bridge across Big Elkin creek. Rushed to the local hospital, the two were treated and kept over night for observation, being dis missed the next day. The car was badly smashed a bout the front. It was said that something went wrong with the steering gear, making it impossible to control the machine. WILKES WOMAN HAS BADLY HURT FOOT Mrs. Leona Blackburn Lowe, 20, wife of Relln Lowe, of the Roaring River community, suffered a bad injury to her right foot in an accident at her home Monday. It was said a shotgun fell from where it was standing against the wall, and discharged, the load striking her foot just below the ankle. Physicians at a North Wilkesboro hospital said she would probably lose the foot. rcilrin Gateway to Roaring Gap and the Blue Ridge PUBLISHED WEEKLY ROUTE TO REICH MAY BE BY WAY OF RED RUSSIA Suggest New European "Cru sade" Against Reds BRITAIN HOLDS SHfIPS France Has All But Broken Off Diplomatic Relations With Moscow SITUATION IS GRAVE The allied powers hinted broad ly again today that Soviet Russia must be linked with Germany as a common foe. That the wax route to the Reich may lead through soviet territory has long been a contention of un official British and French circles, some of which have urged that Britain lead a new European "crusade" against the Bolsheviks. That decisions involving the Moscow government may not be long postponed was indicated by these delevopments: 1. France all but broke off re lations with Moscow by demand ing and getting the withdrawal of Soviet Ambassador Jacob Souritz on the grounds that he tried to send a telegram to Moscow de nouncing the "Anglo-French war mongers" in connection with the end of the war in Finland. It later appeared that the telegram merely was forwarding a resolution &- dopted by the Russian colony in Paris. 2. Great Britain continued— despite Russian protests—to hold two Soviet steamships at Hong kong and was reported in dis patches from Shanghai to have seized a third, carrying copper from America. 3. The new French government of Premier Paul Reynaud, who denounced the "Soviet treason" in giving aid to Germany, was being used to strengthen its uncertain political position by stronger ac tion against the Bolsheviks. Forty four ex-deputies now are on trial in France and their prosecution may be pressed vigorously. 4. Both Paris and London have indicated through offical or semi official sources that the Allies would not hesitate to fight Soviet Russia (as in Finland) if the cir cumstances warranted and this at titude appears to have been bol stered by recent Nazi efforts to bring Russia and Italy into a bloc with the Reich to drive allied in fluence from the Balkans. Those factors especially the present strain on relations of the Allies with Russia and the allied efforts to cut into Pacific Ocean shipments via Siberia to Ger many—might seem to indicate that the Paris and London govern ments were about to take up arms against the Russians to get to the Nazis by way of Russia. It is ob vious that the British and French have taken the attitude that there is now no point in trying to im prove relations with Moscow. TO OPEN BID ON SHORT STRETCH OF ROAD HERE Among a number of bridge and road projects in this section, bids on which will be opened by the highway department in Raleigh on April 4, is listed a project which provides for grading and struc tures on 1.69 miles of route 268 between the Wilkes-Surry line and Elkin. This section, it is under stood will form a new link in the new route through Elkin which will carry traffic to Ronda and North Wilkesboro. Traffic is now routed over West Main street. REGULAR SERVICES TO BE HELD BY BAPTISTS Regular services will be held Sunday morning at the First Baptist church In this city at 11 o'clock. Rev. Epli .WhJsenhunt, pastor of the church, who has been conducting a meeting at Cherryvflle, will fill the pulpit and will use for his sermon sub ject "My Church." rjl At the evening service at?:3Q a baptismal service mil be held, The church extends « cordial invitatioA to the public to attend*

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