The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, April 04, 1940, Image 1
EHtm "The Best Little Town in North Carolina" VOL. No. XXIX. No. 21 I LATE NEWS I]\J and BRIEF N t" LOCAL At the meeting of the Elkin Board of Commissioners Mon day night, an ordinance was passed regarding unnecessary noies in the downtown district, such as record playing ma chines at top volume and al lowed to run far into the night, and radios placed on the side walk. A number of com plaints of this nature have been registered with town of ficials, and the ordinance was passed as a result. NATIONAL WASHINGTON, April 2. From the lips of a blonde se cret agent—Miss Dorothy War ing, of New York—the Dies committee heu.l today that William Dudley Pelley had planned to use his Silver Le gion to sei7" the United States government and make himself king. And, at the same time, the committee received evi dence that aides of the Ashe ville, N. C., publisher had kept in close touch with a national guard officer at Detroit who trained Ku Klux Klan members for cavalry duty during "the coming turmoil". The story was unfolded under the direc tion of Representative Dick stein, Democrat, New York, vice chairman of the commit tee in investigating un-Ameri can activities for the house. WASHINGTON, April 2. Census takers called on Presi dent Roosevelt today and on Americans throughout the country but the President didn't know all the answers. Although he's "head of the household" at 1600 Pennsyl vania avenue, Mr. Roosevelt said there were questions about the servants and other phases of the establishment that he had to refer to an aide. Still other questions, including those for an agricultural cen sus, will be handled at Hyde Park, where the President maintains his legal residence. WILKES-RARRE, Pa., April 2.—Flood waters which have claimed six lives across Penn sylvania and left thousands temporarily homeless subsided an inch an hour tonight. A forecast of rain permitted no letup in the fight against the swirling tide—a fight of men and materials extending from the anthracite city of northern Pennsylvania west and south down the valley of Susquehan na toward the Maryland bor der. The feeling was "'the worst was over". ..But the flow still spread over low-lying in dustrial sections of Kingston, Pittson, and Plymouth, adjoin ing Wilkes-Barre. Upwards of 6,000 sought higher ground in this region alone. SUPPORTERS of Franklin D. Roosevelt took an early lead last night over those of Vice President John Nance Garner in Wisconsin as the state con ducted a direct preference vote on the Democratic ballot which provided the nation's first test of third term sentiment. On the Republican side candidates pledged to support Thomas E. Dewey, New York district at torney, were leading those backing Arthur S. Vandenburg of Michigan. Early returns from 41 precincts gave Roose velt delegates a vote of 1,039 against 490 for Garner pro ponents. Roosevelt was report ed leading in each section from which reports came. INTERNATIONAL BERLIN, April 3.—German Heinkel bombers, again raiding Scapa Flow, last night "effect ively attacked" a number of British warships, D. N. B. German news agency, reported early today. The agency said planes returning from the raid radioed that bombs "of the largest calibre" scored direct hits on some of the warships and that others were damaged by the missies exploding in the water. One warship listed heavily following an attack, D. N. 8., said, while fire and hea vy smoke clouds poured from another. THE ELKIMTRIBUNE CHANGESARE RECOMMENDED FOR SCHOOL State Director of Schoolhouse Planning Here AN INSPECTION MADE Would Construct Four Stair Towers at Elementary School Building HAVE NEW AUDITORIUM W. F. Credle, state director of schoolhouse planning, has submit ted to John W. Comer, Surry sup erintendent of education, recom mendations concerning the Elkm elementary school buildling fol lowing an inspection of the build ing last Friday morning. In a letter to Mr. Comer, which accompanied his suggestions, Mr. Credle pointed out that the local school building is far too valuable to discard altogether, being well planned from an educational pnd hygienic point of view, and with a window arrangement unusually good for buildings of its period. The recommendations made by Mr. Credle, looking toward the modernization and enlargement of the school, and the inclusion of proper saftey features, follows: 1. That the Elkin Graded School be retained for permanent use, and that the necessary steps be taken to make it meet the saftey requirements as set forth in Mr. Brockwell's report. However, in lieu of the definite suggestions made by Mr. Brockwell I recom mend: a. That four stair towers be con structed, two at the front and two at the rear of the building. b. That the auditorium be con verted into four classrooms. c. That additional land be ac quired at the left front of the building and that an auditorium be constructed at this point. d. That additional playground be acquired at the rear of the building ar.d that W. P. A. assis tance be sought in developing it for maximum use. e. That a concrete slab or an ac ceptable. substitute be placed over the boiler room, and that the small openings in the inside walls be closed. j I have no idea what the addi- (Continued on Last Page) JONESVILLE HAS NO PROTECTION Elkin Fire Department Is Or dered to Answer No More Fire Alarms There MAY AFFECT INSURANCE The Elkin fire department has received instructions fr6m the Elkin board of commissioners to answer no more fire alarms from Jonesville, it was learned here Wednesday morning. This order had not been made known to the firemen Tuesday when three trips were made to Jonesville to the scene of a fire near the Jonesville colored church. Under terms cf an agreement made between the Elkin board and officials of Jonesville about two and one-half years ago, Jonesville was to pay Elkin a stipulated sum each year for the services of the Elkin fire equipment and firemen. This amount, it is understood, was payable in advance. However, due to the fact that no payment of this nature has been made in a year and one-half, Elkin officals have ordered that (Continued on Last Page) Plan Pre-School Clinic Here at 9:00 A. M. Monday A pre-school clinic for chil dren who"' will enter school in September of this year for the first time will be held Mon day, April 8, at 9 o'clock at the elementary school building, according to Mrs. I. C. Yates, chairman of the pre-school clinic committee of the Par ent-Teacher Association. The clinic will be conducted by Dr. B. B. C. Franklin, of the county health department, assisted by the county nurses. All children in the town who will enter school next year as beginners, are urged to at tend. lUIAIIIIVDC fAJ DT ATJTV /YIA/TFCTPC Pictured below are the winners of the beauty contests fl IIV IV LilXO 1 iV' LJLJ/iU 1 l Ll/iV I EIUL u staged at the Lyric Theatre last Thursday night, in which was chosen a young lady to we4r the crown "Miss Elkin"; a Junior Queen and a Junior King. Center is Miss Agnes Pardue, of Jonesville, who was crowned "Miss Elkin". Left is Louis Neaves, of Elkin, Junior King. Pictured right is Dorothea Chappell, of Jonesville, Junior Queen. Second and third place winners in the contest for "Miss Elkin", were Misses Camelia Minnish and Alma Couch, respectively, both of Jonesville. Mary Lyles Freeman and Polly Price were second and third respectively in the contest for Junior Queen. Miss Pardue, as "Miss Elkin", will go to Blowing Rock to compete in the state contest, and will be given a screen test which will be shown here later.—(Photos by Wal ter F. Burgiss). ' , * y, |P - MflMrP - JmKL WWPfeW- H IH' xj h. VOTERS FAVOR BOND ISSUES Plan to Extend Jonesville Water System Wins Approval GIVE A BIG MAJORITY Voters of Jonesville Tuesday approved by their votes bond issues providing for the extension of Jonesville water and sewer facili ties. A total of 197 votes were cast for the ordinance authorizing bonds of the Town of Jonesville not exceeding $27,000 for the pur pose of paying all or part of the cost of extending the existing water works system of the town, including the construction of a new water supply system, and a tax for the bonds. Thirty-three votes were cast against the ordi nance. One hundred and ninety-one votes were cast for the ordinance authorizing bonds not exceeding $23,000 for the purpose of extend ing the existing sanitary sewer system of the town, including the construction of sewage disposal plants and the installation of sewer mains. Thirty-four dissent ing votes were cast. The vote was out of a. total of 563 persons who were registered and qualified to vote. CHECKS ARE DELIVERED T O 1,171 B Y SERVICE A total of $4,981.89 in 822 checks was delivered during the month of January from the un employment service of Surry county, and 929 checks, amount ing to $5,324.41, were distributed by the office during February to unemployed or partially employ ed workers, according to a re port recently released. A report showing activities of the office for a little more than two years shows that the Surry county employment service has delivered the sum of $191,817.26 in 27,935 checks to the unem ployed of the county Firemen Furiously Fight Frisky Fire The Elkin fire department attended a blaze in Jonesville, Tuesday, which quite success fully destroyed the home of Went Gray, negro. Not ony did Elkin's firemen attend the blaze, they attended it three times. And the last time nothing remained to be at tended but the lot and two chimneys, which were fire-proof. The first alarm came in about 12:15 p. m. When the truck ar rived at the fire the blase was quickly subdued, the firemen not leaving the scene until a thorough inspection showed that not one spark was left alive. Then, at 1:90 p. m., an other call came In. According to Ted Brown, fire chief, no fire at all was found on this trip, but another careful in- ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1940 w*fl> jB :; ''HPHB- " " :v js : :' M -4 B ■ P-** >* s ' v #• ' JH -I" v„ ;jHi '' '; ' ' ■ Jf JK 'L« WV^B # -J®*\ , > / Jag i^lM English, German Air Bases Are Raided By Squadrons of Planes War in Air Takes On Increased Activity as Scapa Flow and Sylt are Bombed. English Convoy is Attacked. Both Sides Claim and Deny Damages. Blockade Planned London, April 2.—British and German air forces stabbed in a brisk give and take across the North sea today, the Germans dropping bombs in a new raid on Britain's great naval anchorage at Scapa Flow and attacking a British convoy, while the British let fall a new shower of bombs about patrol boats off Germany's Sylt base and attacked numerous raiders in the rapid exchange. Air raid sirens howled when the bombers came over the Ork ney islands at dusk. The all-clear signal was sounded 45 minutes later. For about five minutes civilians living near Scapa Flow heard heavy anti-aircraft fire; then the explosion of bombs. British fighter planes went up in pursuit of the raiders, which made off quickly. The roar from the engines of the attacking planes indicated a large number was engaged in the attack. The manager of a public works project said he saw one of the German planes spiral downward toward the sea. spection was made of the house, including the attic. The fire men then departed. No more calls came in from Jonesville. But at 2:00.p. m., one of the Elkin telephone op erators noticed a goodly blaze in Jonesville and notified the firemen. Back again went the truck, but this time the blaze was in earnest, and the booster equipment on the truck was not sufficient to cope with it. So, while firemen turned their at tention to a colored church across the highway to keep It from burning, the Gray home burned down. Practically all of the furnish ings of the home were saved. Officers were said to be In vestigating the ponibility of in cendiarism. On the home front, Prime Min ister Chamberlain brandished Britain's most effective weapon— a seapower blockade in the house of commons and assured the house and the nation that new anti-nazi trade agreements with neutrals would be used to "pros ecute the ecenomic war to the ut most" of the allies' power. To tighten Britain's control of raw materials which might reach Germany a "sterling line" of war trade pacts has been built around Germany, each one stipulating a strict limitation of exports to the reich, Chamberlain disclosed. Solemnly the prime minister warned neutral nations that any aid they give the nazis may "ren der them in the end liable to the hideous fate which has overtaken previous victims of German pol icy". NEW INCOMING MAIL TO START Service From Winston-Salem Will Begin Next Monday, Graham Says ARRIVE HERE 1:30 P. M. An additional incoming mail service will be provided Elkin be ginning next Monday, April 8, F. W. Graham, postmaster, an nounced Wednesday. This service will give Elkin mail from Winston-Salem three times each day instead of two times, as is now the case. According to the new schedule, mail from Winston-Salem will reach Elkin at 1:30 p. m., each day except Sunday, and will be carried by the Winston-Elkin Mo tor Express, which leaves Win ston-Salem at 12 noon each week day. With this new service available, mail which misses the train for Elkin In Winston-Salem in the mornings will come on up and get here at 1:30 p. m., rather than lay over until the following morn ing. Effdrts to get a new mail serv ice via Dobson to Mount Airy are still under way, Mr. Graham ad vised, with action pending. /T¥r m jhß M % SB jgggi LEGION HEAD SPEAKER HERE George Gray Post Is Host To June Rose At Supper Friday Evening ACTIVITY IS REVIEWED Members of the George Gray Post of the American Legion were hosts at a supper at Camp Han cock Friday evening to honor June Rose of Greenville, Commander of the Department of North Carolina. Guests in addition to Command er Rose were members of the/ Legion Auxiliary of the local unit Legionnaires and Auxiliary merry bers from Mount Airy, and a num ber of invited guests. Covers w? placed for about seventy-five. ' P. W. Graham, commander of the George Gray Post, presided over the session and acted as mas ter of ceremonies. Rev. J. S. Hiatt, superintendent of the Elk in district of the Methodist church, offered the invocation. Commander Rose was introduced by George Snow of Mount Airy, prominent attorney and Legion naire and college mate of Mr. Rose. Mr. Rose spoke to the as sembly, following the dinner which was served by the camp. He re viewed the work of the Legion, particularly the youth program, which is being sponsored by the Legion, and told of many phases of rehabilitation work which is being sponsored to aid families of ex-service men of the world war, both in legislation and through the various posts throughout the state and nation. His talk was highly enjoyed. Lieut. Owen C. Huff welcomed the visitors on behalf of Camp Hancock and extended an invita tion to people of the vicinity to visit the camp during the week of April 7, which will mark the seventh anniversary of CCC camps throughout the naton. Tlhe meeting closed with the singing of "America" by the as semblage. DR. ANSCOMBE IS FORUM SPEAKER Will Conduct Second of Series of Open Forum Meetings To Be Held Here AT METHODIST CHURCH Dr. Francis C. Anscombe of the department of history at Salem College, Winston-Salem, and a. widely known lecturer and histo rian, will conduct the second of a series of open forums here this evening (Thursday). The forum meeting will be held at 8 o'clock in the Methodist church. Dr. Anscombe will speak on the "Re lation of Rumanian Oil and North Carolina Tobacco", arid will pre sent both the local and interna tional side of the question. Following his talk opinions will be invited from the audience by any one desiring to enter into the discussion. The forums are sponsored by the civic clubs of Blkin and are open to the public. Elkin Gateway to Roaring Gap and the Blue Ridge PUBLISHED WEEKLY ARE TO REVISE BOOKS BEFORE ELECTION DAY New Law Requires Voters Must Be Re-listed TRANSFER OLD NAMES Will Be Three Sets of Regis tration Books Under New Plan BOOKS OPEN ON APR. 27 Plans have been set in motion by Surry county board oi elections, of which R. A. Freeman, of Dob son, is chairman, to revise the regi stration books of the county as required by a law of the last legis lature. The Surry board has adopted a plan calling for the re-listing of voters, to be carried out by the registrars in all the precincts of the county. Each registrar will transfer from the old poll books the names of all persons who voted in either the 1936 or 1938 election or in the primary of those years. .Under the new plan required by law there will be three sets of registration books: one book for the general election, one for the Democratic primary, and one for the Republican primary. It is the duty of the registrar to make the party books as best he can from the general knowledge of the people of his precinct. Any names not found on the books by voters entitles a voter to register and thereby become elig ible to vote. The books for the registration will open on April 27 and close in two weeks. The new listing of voters accord ing to politics is done to prohibit party members from takng part in the nomination of tne other party's candidates. "MOVEMENTS NOWPLANNED County Commissioners and School Board Survey School Situation TO MAKE INSPECTIOIN Holding a joint session Monday at Dobson, the Surry county board of commissioners and the Surry board of education discussed a progrom of school improvement for the county. After surveying the situation and the necessity of enlarged fa cilities in classroom space, the members of the two boards ap proved an extensive building and improvement for such schools of the CUM.J as have out grown their present facilities. Visits to the numerous school plants of the county will be made at future dates v., '"he two boards in an effort to determine the im mediate needs of the schools. Sitting in separate session, the (Continued on last page) FINAL SURFACE TO BE PUT ON NO. 268 Surfacing of the 10-mile "sec tion of highway 268 between North Wilkesboro and Roaring River, which marks the last link in the Elkin-North Wilkesboro highway, will get under way with in the next few days, it has been learned. Nello Teer, Durham contractor, who did the grading, has the con tract for placing the blacktop sur face on the road and has already begun the task of conditioning the crushed stone surface. The road is closed to through traffic. Miss Paul Is Census Taker For Elkin Miss Ophelia Paul of this city has been appointed as census enumerator for the cor porate limits of Elkin in the 1940 decennial census now un derway. Combined with the popula tion count this year are various other questions, including a farm and housing census. Enumerators for other sec tions of the county eoold not be learned, although The Tribune tried by telephone Wednesday in Dobson, Mount Airy, KtUs ville, and other places to ob tain a Mat.