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The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, July 25, 1940, Image 1

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Elkin "The Best Little Town in North Carolina" VOL. No. XXIX. No. 37 LATE NfS IN and Nation BRIEF . NATIONAL WASHINGTON, July 23 The United States, roundly criticising soviet Russia for "annihilating" the political in dependence of three Baltic re publics, made known today it would not recognize their ab sorption into the soviet sys tem. Sumner Welles, acting secretary; of state in the ab sence of Secretary Hull, spoke out at a press conference against "th e devious pro cesses" by which he said Es tonia, Latvia and Lithuania were to be deprived of their freedom by "one of their more powerful neighbors." NEW ORLEANS, July 23 Former Governor Earl K. Long was indicted late today toy the Parish (county) grand jury on embezzlement charges involving pay roll "deadheads" during the bitter February gu bernatorial campaign. Indict ed with him were three form er members of the dock board and the former assistant to the board's general manager. Three indictments, charging embez zlement and extortion to the five men, some of them among the most prominent in the city, were returned by the jury whose investigation of a "spe cial" board payroll began after Gov. Sam Jones took office May 14, succeeding Long. HYDE PARK, N. Y., July 23 —President Roosevelt donned political harness today long enough to speak his mind about Senator Edward R. Burke, Lewis W. Douglas, John W. Hones and former Senator James A. Reed —four anti third term Democrats who have teamed up with Wendell L Willkic. Prompted entirely by press conference questions, Mr. Roosevelt said he under stood that the Democratic party had bolted from Burke; that the administration felt the minds of Douglas and k Hanes, former government of ficials, ran more to dollars than to humanity; and that Reed was well qualified to lead dissident Democrats. The President was first asked > whether'the word "bolt" prop erly described Burke's offer of support for Willkie. He made the remark about the party bolting Burke and then grin ned until a roar of laughter at his answer had subsided. WASHINGTON, July 23 Compulsory military training moved a long step nearer real ity today when the senate mil itary committee approved a revised Burke-Wadsworth bill providing for registration of 42,000,000 men, of whom 1,- 500,000 would be drafted in the first year. Details remain to be worked out, but in the main the measure calls for: 1. Registration of all males be tween 18 and 64. 2. Actual conscription of about 1,500,000 men between 21 and 30 during .the first year, starting October 1, 1940. There a.'e an esti mated 11,500,000 bet we e,p these ages. 3. A training pe riod of one year for those se lected. 4. Base pay equal to that of the lower grades of the regular armed forces, starting at s2l a month. 5. Later draftees to be chosen from the Jtl to 45 age groups. INTERNATIONAL TOKIO, July 23 Premier Prince Fumimaro Konoye, in dating closer co-operation with Germany and Italy, said tonight .that Japan should take a guiding role in establishing a "new world order." In a na tionwide broadcast he voiced unwillingness to relinquish Ja pan's Independent position and did not name the axis powers, but the implication was clear. "It is necessary for Japan to push on from an in •• dependent stand," he said. "This is not passive diplomacy. Japan must be determined to 00-operate in the establish ment of a new world order." ' Economic advances In the south seas and complete co operation in China and Man choukuo were "urgent" neces sities to Japan, he said. Earlier one of his ministers said Ja pan hoped to "share the world with Germany and Italy." • . * ' -*'/> ' r * ' • . , \ • -It' ""v- THEELKIKI TRIBUNE SURRY FARMERS FAVOR 3-YEAR CONTROLPLAN Vote Big Majority in Satur day's Referendum PROGRAM IS APPROVED County Agent Issues State ment Thanking Farmers, Business Men / BETTER PRICE ASSURED Surry county tobacco farmers joined with other growers if the state last Saturday to give an overwhelming majority to crop control quotas for 1941, 1942 and 1943, as did the other tobacco states of Georgia, Flordia, South Carolina and Virginia. Unofficial returns in Surry, as announced by County Agent R. R. Smith wick, were as follows: For three-year control 6,451; for one-year control 96; and for no control 734 votes. Mr. Smithwick, speaking as secretary of the Surry county agricultural conservation associa tion, issued the folliwing state ment Monday: "The County Committee of the Surry County Agricultural Conser vation Association wishes to ex press its gratitude to all business men and farmers in Surry county for their fine support for three year control of the flue-cured to bacco crop for 1941, 1942, and 1943. The Committee realizes .that with out the help given by businessmen the vote would have been less convincing. Many businessmen and farmers contributed consider able time and effort during the days previous to the referedum explaining the provisions of the program to many persons. The Committee appreciated the coop eration of businessmen in the to bacco control program and the Agricultural Conservation Pro gram which means a more work able and beneficial program to all." Results of the vote in Surry, by precincts, was announced as fol lows: 3 1 no Township years year year Bryan 219 0 9 Dobson 1,565 17 61 Eldflra ; 368 9 87 Elkin 136 2 14 Franklin 95 6 8 Long Hill 95 6 59 Marsh _ 243 5 40 Mount Airy 435 14 63 Pilot 496 3 28 Rockford 491 2 22 Shoals 566 1 13 Siloam 1 573 2 18 Stewart's Creek .... 568 4 114 Westfield 591 25 198 JUNE BIG MONTH FOR BUILD-LOAN Loans During Period Said to Be Largest in History of Associations June was the biggest loan month the North Carolina build ing,'savings and loan associations have ever had, according to Paul Gwyn, Secretary of the Elkin- Jonesville Building and Loan as sociation. y He stated that during this month more than three mil lion dollars in home loans were made by these home financing institutions. He pointed out that during the month of June the building and loan and Federal savings and loan associations also broke all previous records for the amount of construction loans when sl,- 354,000, or more than 45 per cent, of the total amount loaned out was for the construction of 714 new homes. Loans amounting to $592,000 were made by these in stitutions for the purchase of 373 homes. He said that 312 loans were made for the reconditioning and repair of homes, amounting to $232,000 and 272 loans, aggre gating $530,000 were for refi nancing on the Building and Loan Plan. The balance of 270 loans, to the amount of $296,000, were for miscellaneous purposes. ISN'T THE WARNING JUST A WEE BIT LATE? Raleigh, July 24—Ralph B. Kelly, poultry and egg marketing specialist of the State Depart ment of Agriculture, today warn ed housewives to place eggs in the icebox as soon as they buy them. It is so hot, he said, that other* wise the eggs will hatch. DOBSON HOME sky about 5 p.ms Monday, struck the small frame home of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Moseley, of Dobson, causing fire which burned it to the ground. The photo below, made a short time after the blaze, shows a few pieces of twisted tin roofing and smouldering embers, all that remained of the home with the exception of a small amount of furniture saved by neighbors. Fortunately none of the family was at home when the lightning struck, Mrs. Moseley and her three chil dren being at the home of a neighbor, and Mr. Moseley away at work. The tree pictured at right shows the effect of the bolt, a large piece of bark having been blasted away neari its base.—(Tribune Photo.) ; ° ' * \ 'tf* '.vv^. s : * . a •- .. & >., +\-'\ • '-• a . .■&**/' r •*'.>•'•> , ■ -v. V-"*" v ELKIN WOMAN PASSES AWAY Mrs. Roy Caudle, 20, Dies Tuesday Night in Winston Hospital RITES THIS MORNING Mrs. Mary Caroline Newman Caudle, 20, wife of Roy Caudle, of this city, died in the Baptist hos pital in Winston-Salem, about 11 o'clock Tuesday night, following a critical illness of a week. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Newman of this city, and was well and favorably known here. She was a devout member of the Elkin Valley Baptist church and was active in all phases of church work, including Sunday school and the Woman's Missionary Society. She is survived by her husband, a two-month-old daughter, Mary Ellen, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Newman, and two sisters, Mrs. Everette Darnell find Miss Ann Newman. Her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Woodruff, and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Newman, all of Elkin, also sur vive. Funeral services will be held this morning (Thursday) at 11 o'clock from the Elkin Valley Baptist church. The rites will be in charge of Rev. R. E. Adams of Mayodan, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. E. G. Jordan. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 o'clock until the hour of the funeral. Interment will be in the family plot in the church cemetery. PARALYSIS FATAL TO DOBSON MAN Ruffin Harris, 76, of Dobson, died in the local hospital late Tuesday, from a stroke of paraly sis. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from Little Vine church, near Dobson. He is survived by his wife and several children. No Relief In Sight As Elkin Swelters According to the Associated Press, the United Press and the radio, Elkin, as part of that portion of the nation now sweltering in the grip of the most intense and prolonged heat wave of the year, must continue to stew in her own juice, so to speak, until that time—as yet unforeseen—when relief may come. Thunder showers came to the Middle Atlantic states Tuesday afternoon to bring some relief, but EMdn saw no rain although scattered cloud* did help some. At this writing ELKIN. N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1940 Attention To Subscribers For a number of years The Tribune has carried each week, as a regular feature, a serial story. The final installment of "Hearts Walking," was carried in The Tribune of July 11. Since that issue a new serial story, scheduled to have start ed July 18, has been omitted. The Tribune desires to know whether or not Its subscribers read or want continued stories of this nature as a regular fea ture. If not, this feature will be omitted. If it is desired, it will be reinstated. It will be appreciated if subscribers will drop The Tribune a card or letter, or call in person, stating your wishes in this matter. Any other constructive criticism will be gladly received. It is the desire of this newspaper to give its readers features they want. Whisenhunt To Hold Revival At Rocky Rev. Eph Whisenhunt, of Nor ton, Va., will come to the Rocky Ford Baptist church, near Kapps Mill, on Sunday, July 28, for a week's revival meeting. Two ser vices will be held daily, at 11 am. and 8 p.m. Rev. Whisenhunt's visit to this section will be of particular in terest to his mafiy friends here, where he served for more than 12 years as pastor of the First Baptist church. The Rocky Ford church extends a cordial invita tion to all people of the town to attend the services at their church. Rev. Whisenhunt will be ac companied by Mrs. Whisenhunt and little daughter, Edith Adair. Just because men are being killed in Europe is no excuse for taking chances on the highways. Wednesday afternoon not a thunderhead was in sight al though a little rain had fallen about an hour earlier* On Elkin streets the chief topic of converaatiori was the heat, and not Mr. Hitler's an ticipated invasion of England. Merchants not busy waiting on perspiring customers were busy mopping their brows and asking all and sundry how they were standing the heat. Everyone apparently had for gotten their complaints about the unseasonable cool weather a few weeks ago. Bat people are like that. LEGION HEADS ARE INDUCTED F. W. Graham Succeeds Him self as Commander; Other Men Renamed GUEST SPEAKER HEARD Formal installation of officers Of the George Gray Post of the American Legion featured a meeting of the organization held Thursday evening in the city hall. The installation service was conducted by J. B. Rierson, of Winston-Salem, commander of the thirteenth district of the De partment of North Carolina. Of ficers installed, all to succeed themselves in office, were: Com mander, f. W. Graham; vice commanders, R. H. Davis, D. H, Lovelace, Kyle Thompson; adju tant, H. B. Holcomb; finance of ficer, Dixie Graham; service of ficer, Paul Gwyn; sergeant-at arms, Miles A. Royall, Jr.; chap lain, G. W. Mas ten; historian, W. M. Allen; athletic officer, Ed worth Harris; Americanism offi cer, J. B. Bell; graves registra tion, C. R. Alexander; employ ment officer, Henry Dobson; membership chairman, Joe Biv ins, and publicity chairman, Wal ter H. Combs. The Rt. Rev. Douglas L. Rights, also of Winston-Salem, chaplain of the Clyde Boiling Post there, was guest speaker for the meet ing, and his talk was timely and highly enjoyable. He used as his subject, "Making Democracy Work." Members of the local post are: F. W. Graham, Paul Gwyn, Dixie Graham, R. L. Mills, G. W. Mas ten, J. B. Bell, E. F. Edwards, W. M. Allen, Joe Bivins, George Roy all, F. W. Graham, Waited H. Combs, H. B. Holcomb, R. H. DA vis, Edworth Harris, Grover Cock erham, Ed Reece, J. H. Beespn, Charlie White, L. W. Laxton and J. F. Moseley. YADKIN BOY IS FATALLY HURT Glenn Taylor Dies in Hospital Here as Result of Auto mobile Wreck FUNERAL ON TUESDAY Glenn Taylor, 13, son of C. P. Taylor and Mrs. Bettle Coram Taylor, of the Richmond Hill section of Yadkin county, was fa tally injured in an automobile accident near Smithtown Sunday afternoon. The boy was biought to the local hospital for atten tion, where he died a few min utes after admittance to the hos pital. According to information, the accident occurred when Charlie Allen, 25, driving a light coupe, and his half-brother, Eobast Line berry, 18, driving a light roadster, collided head-on near (Continued on Last Page) Bombing Raids Over Britain Intensified; 10 Planes Shot Down County Seeking Bids for Work On School Here The Surry county board of education is seeking sealed bids for the furnishing of la bor and materials for the addi tions to the Elkin elementary school building. Bids will be received at the county court house, Dobson, until August 1, at 2:00 p.m. ' Copies of the plans and specifications for the con struction work, which will in clude the building of fire towers, may be obtained from the office of Franklin & Stin son, architects, of this city. Complete details as to the proposal may be found in an advertisement in this issue of The Tribune. ARGENTINA MAY BLOCK MANDATE Is Opposed to "Collective Trusteeship" Over Orphan Possessions I Havana, July 24 Argentina threatened today to block a United States-sponsored plan whereby the 21 Amerifan repub lics would establish a "collective trusteeship" over orphaned Eu ropean possessions in the West ern Hemisphere to prevent total itarianism entering the New World. The plan was submitted to the consultative conference of Amer ican foreign ministers by its committee for the preservation of peace, of which United States Secretary of State Cordell Hull is chairman and which includes representatives of Brazil, Vene zuela, Panama, Ecuador and Paraguay. It would establish a three-na tion commission to govern Dutch and French possessions in this hemisphere until such time as they can be restored to their owners or declared self-sufficient and independent. The plan would be extended to include British possessions in this hemisphere if Germany and Italy conquered Great Britain. Argentina headed the nations opposing the plan and it was in dicated that she might submit a counterproposal to the confer ence, which was called to strengthen American solidarity against Nazi-Fascist encroach ment in the Western Hemisphere, establish American economic har mony and find means to stamp out "fifth column" and other subversive activities. First Draft May Be Se September Washington, July 24.—Registra tion under the pending conscrip tion program has been set tenta tively for September 1, it was learned today, with the first 400,- 000 conscripts expected to start training a month later. Although Congress has yet to act on the necessary legislation, a War Department official disclosed that agencies in the 48 states al ready have begun preparations for the selective service plan. The in itial trainers probably will be chosen from men between 21 and 31 years old. The Senate military committee started the compulsory training issue toward a congressional de cision by voting yesterday to rec ommend enactment of the Burke- Wadsworth bill. Committee mem bers thought it would be ready for Senate debate next week. Vig orous opposition has been fore cast. The committee, meanwhile, worked to perfect details of the measure, which provides for regis tration of all males between 18 and 64 years—a total of 42,000,000. Only those between 21 and 46 some 24,000,000 —would be liable for active service. Those of other ages could be used for home de fense purposes. Elkin Gateway to Roaring Gap and the Blue Ridge PUBLISHED WEEKLY TOIL OF ENEMY PLANES TAKEN BY AIRFORCE May Be Prelude to Hitler's Aerial MAKE HIT-RUN RAIDS Royal Air Force Strikes Back by Bombing German Objectives \ CONVOY IS ATTACKED London, July 24.—At least 10 German planes were shot down off the British Isles today and air battles were continuing in late afternoon in what appeared to be an intensification of Adolf Hit ler's aerial blitzkrieg, possible prelude to an attempted invasion. In one air battle off the south east coast the Germans were re ported to have lost six Messer schmidt fighters. The Royal Air Force accounted for one bomber off the southwest coast and another bomber was shot down by British fighters off the southeast coast. The Germans lost another plane when British fighters, dropping out if the clouds, at tacked six bombers which were diving on a convoy off the south east English coast. Although the Germans were reported to have dropped 100 bombs it was. believ ed that they scored no hits and the squadron fled after attack by the British. Operations ere described chiefly as activity by the British in picking off increasingly per sistent German hit-and-run raid ers off the English, Scottish and Welsh coasts. British planes, meanwhile, continued to blast at German military objectives. There had been a momentary slackening on mass German raids on Great Britain, but there was every sign that the raids were intensifying in their larger as pect as the German war machine awaited the order for a mass in vasion attempt. British planes had bombed Dunkirk harbor, striking at ships on which the Germans might send ships across the narrow belt of sea to British shoces. They had bombed aircraft factories and parks, gasoline depots, a syn thetic oil plant, munitions fac tiries, canal barges and munitions plants in the Ruhr, home of the great Krunn Works. Six German bombers dived from the clouds on a British con voy off the southeast English coast and dropped about 100 bombs but, were believed to have made no hits. As they were circ ling for a second attack, British fighters attacked them from above and were reported to have shot one down. The others fled for home. CARAVAN IS CLUBJUEST Members of Methodist Group Stage Program for Local Kiwanians GUESTS ARE PRESENT The Elkin Kiwanis club was host last Thursday evening to members of the youth caravan of the Methodist church who have been conducting a series of daily programs in Elkin under the sponsorship of the Western North Carolina conference. Presented by the Rev. Herman F. Duncan, pastor of the church, Robert Arbaugh, of Paracould, Ark.; a graduate of Duke Univer sity sohool of religion, and who attended the world conference of Christian youth held in Amster dam, Holland, in 1939, spoke from the theme, "He Who Serves Best Profits Most." Discussing the question. "Who Is My Neighbor?'' he emphasized the point that (Continued on last page)

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