The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, August 01, 1940, Image 1
Elkin "The Best Little Town in North Carolina" VOL. No. XXIX. No. 38 LATE „1 ®JS s SL [W and _____ Nation BRIEF . LOCAL A LONG israce shed at the Elkin CCC camp was blown down Wednesday afternoon daring a severe rain and wind storm, accompanied by hail, which also did considerable other damage about town. A car which was parked under the CCC shed was slightly damaged when the building collapsed. The high wind also blew down the camp flag pole. In town a number yf trees were uprooted, gardens flat tened out, and many residents reported they were kept busy "bailing out" their homes as the rain was forced under the doors. Some damage to tele phone and power lines was re ported. During the storm the rainfall was .61 inches, to bring to a total 3.05 inches since the intense heat of last week was broken with a rain which began late Monday af ternoon and continued until Tuesday afternoon. NATIONAL SAN FRANCISCO, July 30— President Roosevelt last night rejected the idea that the United States has been defeat ed in its efforts to maintain "liberal trade principles" and asserted that if it adopted "to talitarian control" over foreign trade it would be taking a step toward economic dictatorship. He called for "the closest pos sib 1 e economic co-operation with other countries, particu larly with those of the West ern Hemisphere," and said that course would safeguard the progress made under the trade agreement program. NEW YORK, July 30—Al fred E. Smith, the Democratic presidential candidate a dozen years ago who took his first famous walk out of his party's convention in 1936, declared himself today for Wendell L. Willkie, the Republican stand ard bearer in this year's elec tion. In a formal statement, the former governor of New York declared that "in my opinion, the recent so-called Democratic convention in Chi cago sounded the death knell of the Democratic party." INTERNATIONAL BERLIN, July 30—A note of reluctant admiration for Bri tain's stout resistance appear ed today in the German press even while nazi bombers re newed their deadly attacks on the island empire and the high command reported fresh de struction of British merchant shipping and men o' war. Adolf Hitler's own Voelkischer Beobachter, which has pub lished many a vitriolic attack on the British, conceded that the invasion "will be anything but a pleasant stroll through the oountryside." "English men and Scotsmen are not cowardly," said the paper, "and - no doubt will defend themselves courageously." BERN, Switzerland, July 31 (Wednesday)—ltalian fight ing planes and German-train ed Italian troops were report ed today to be massed along side nazi blitzkrieg forces for a part in the invasion of Eng land. Italian sources in Switz erland said that plane-load af ter plane-load of parachute troops, veterans of battles in Ethiopia and Spain, have flown across France to take off bases from the Bay of Bis cay to the low countries facing the English channel and North sea. LONDON, July 30 Great Britain yesterday drastically tightened her "strangulation" blockade of the axis powers by extending contraband control to the imports and exports of all Europe, including ship ments from the Unfted States, South America and the Far East. "We mast now control not only shipping approaching the Mediterranean and the North Sea but all shipping crossing the Atlantic," it was stated by Minister of Economic Warfare Hugh Dal ton who an nounced the contraband con trol extension before the House of Ootamons. THE ELKIN TRIBUNE SEEK VIEW OF ROOSEVELT ON CONSCRIPTION Senator Byrnes to Take Prob- lem to President REPUBLICANS OPPOSED Some Democrats Also Feel That Draft Plan Is Not Yet Needed TO SEEK COMPROMISE Washington, July 31 Senti ment for substantial modification of the selective compulsory mili tary training bill increased today as Senate 'administration leaders sought the advice of President Roosevelt. Senator James F. Byrnes (D-SC), one of the President's closets congressional advisors, in dicated a willingness to carry the controversial issue to the Chief Executive after new deal sup porters urged the step and Re publicans demanded that the President state his views on the pending bill. Mr. Roosevelt said at his press conference late yesterday that he still adheres to his earlier en dorsement of the principle of compulsory military service, but sees no reason why he should go into details of the measure now before Congress. Senator George W. Norris (Ind- Neb.), usually a loyal supporter of new deal policies but a foe of the draft bill, was one of those who urged Byrnes to take the lead in promoting a compromise. He and others who normally side with the administration were re ported to feel that the President's request for authorty to call out the National Guard for a year of intensive training is "more than sufficient for the nation's defense needs." In its present form, the draft measure would require some 42,- 000,000 men between the ages of 18 and 64 to register for somg, form of military duty. Those be- tween 18 and 45 would be liable for actual military service and the others would be drafted into "home defense units." HILLSBORO PASTOR IS ASSISTING IN REVIVAL Rev. P. W. Frye of West Hills boro, who is assisting Rev. Rich ard Day in a revival meeting at Poplar Springs Baptist church, will preach Sunday evening, Au gust 3, at 7:45, at Swan Creek Baptist church. The services, which have been in progress at Poplar Springs for the past t£n days and which will continue through this week, have resulted in 36 conversions, with 21 being accepted into the church membership by baptism. Sunday morning, August 4, at 10 o'clock a baptismal service will be held near the church. The public is extended a cor dial invitation to attend the ser vices both at Swan Creek and Poplar Springs. CHURCH TO OBSERVE 100 th ANNIVERSARY Olin Methodist church, 15 miles north of Statesville, will observe its 100 th anniversary with a homecoming day on Sunday, Au gust 4. An interesting all-day program has been arranged, in cluding special music by soloists and groups of singers. The service will begin at 11 o'clock and din ner will be served, picnic style, on the church grounds. A short program will feature the after noon session. All former pastors and mem bers and all friends of the church are invited to attend and bring a picnic dinner.. SURRY 4-H MEMBERS MAKE GOOD SHOWING The Surry County members of the 4-H club who attended the annual Short Course at State Col lege in Raleigh last week made a good showing,, according to re ports. Bersie Collins took part in the Citizenship program in which Col. Harrellson of State College and Secretary of State, Iliad Eure were the speakers. Surry County Queen of Health, Bessie Comer of Elkin, Route 1, and Leslie Myers of Crutchfield, Health King, participated in the Health pageant, which was one jOf the highlights of the week. Men are more easily sunburnei than women. HELD FOR G-MEN Bureau .of Investiga tion on a charge of car theft, and by North Wilkesboro authorities on suspicion of robbery, James W. Hall, negro, was arrested here last week at the point of a gun by Chief of Police Corbett Wall, who is pictured below with his prisoner just before locking him up. The negro rode a passenger train to Elkin from North Wilkesboro, riding between the mail and baggage cars; He bears the reputa tion of being a "bad character." Following his arrest he was turned over to Wilkes police.—(Photo by Willie Bell.) Mjr Bids on School Here Must Be in By 2 P.M. Today A request was issued Wed nesday morning by County Su perintendent of Schools John W. Comer, asking that all bids on the Elkin school building be in the superintendent's of fice at Dobson before 2 o'clock 4«day- (Thursday). A joint meeting of the county board of commissioners and the Surry board of education will be held during the afternoon at which time the contract for the building will be let. CHURCH IS TO HAVE VACATION Methodists Will Have No Ev ening Services During This Month , MR. FOX IS TO PREACH Following the annual custom, there will be no evening service on Sundays and no Wednesday evening prayer service at the Methodist church in this city, during the month of August. Sunday school will be held as us ual each Sunday morning at 9:45, and the regular morning hour of worship each Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Sunday morning, Au gust 4, Rev. H. C. Sprinkle of Mocksville, a former pastor of the church, will preach at the 11 o'clock hour, and Sunday morn- August 11, at 11 o'clock, Rev. E. W. Fox, of Statesville, also a for mer pastor of the church, will preach. Both Rev. Sprinkle and R§v. Fox are superannuated min isters of the Methodist confer ea'ct. Each Sunday evening during the jponth the Young Peoples' Di vision of the church will have their regular worship period at 7:15. The public is extended a cordial invitation to attend. POWER Ik) BE ONE HOUR SUNDAY MORNING Due to the necessity of doing some work on the electric sub station here, power over the en tire system will be cut off Sun day morning for one hour, start ing at 4:30 o'clock, it has been announced by D. G. Smith, man ager of the local branch of the Duke Power Company. It is hoped by the company that this interruption of service will work no hardship on any one, the early morniag hour having been decided upon with this thought in mind. Announce Clinic A tuberculosis clinic, sponsored by the Surry county health de partment, will be held in Elkin August 19 through 24. ELKIN, N. C.. THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1940 To Make Mattresses Dobson Mrs. Grace Pope Brown, Surry county home demonstration agent, said that the first of the Farm Security mattresses will be made Friday in Dobson. N. Y. A. girls will assist Mrs. Brown in doing this work and the first mattress will go to Nellie Mae Howell, N. Y. A. girl. Twelve bales of cotton and 1200 yards of ticking have been re ceived for use in the county and more is expected soon. Mrs. Tom Folger is supervising the making of the ticks. Mrs. Brown said that only Farm Security families would be able to recieve help in the mattress mak ing during the week of August 5. The work for low-income farm families will begin as soon as the materials arrive from the Exten sion department. About 500 mat tresses'will be made in Surry coun ty. TO ISSUE FAIR CATALOG SOON Annual Event to Include Many New Features This Year SEPTEMBER 10th TO 14th , The Elkin Fair catalog is now in the hands of the printers and will be ready for distribution within a short while, it has been announced by the secretary, Mrs. Alan Browning, Jr. This year's fair will feature hundreds of dollars in premiums as well as a number of features whitjh will be new. Among tuese new features will be the awarding of valuable attendance prizes, contests and other outstanding events. Bullock Amusement Company will again be on the midway with thrilling rides and other conces sions. The fair will be held at the community playground, and will run for five days, beginning Tuesday, September 10, and com ing to a close Saturday, Septem ber 14. The exhibition building will be open during the entire five days. , As last year, the fair will fea ture fireworks. HIATT HOST AT ALL-DAY PICNIC Re v. J. S. Hlatt, of this city, superintendent of the Elkin dis trict of the Methodist church, was host to pastors of the churches of the district and their wives and families at an all-day picnic cm the scenic highway Thursday. Approximately 75 guests enjoyed the outing. Delay In Invasion of England Hinted As Italians Are Told That Early Attack Is Unlikely PROCLAMATION In the interest of the Citizens of Elkin and Surry County, N. C., while traveling or walking on our streets and highways; as a memorial to those who have met with a violent death caused by the wheel/ of traffic; with a feeling of remorse to those who have been crippled for life by the same causes; as a tribute of thanks to those who are respecting the rights and lives of others by driving and walking safely, and with a plea to every human being in our city, county and state to do his or her part in making the streets and highways of North Carolina Safer for everybody, and, therefore, we are preparing to set apart Thursday, August Bth, 1940, to be known and designated as SAFETY DAY to be observed by all of our Citizens, at which time in the afternoon of that day at 2:30 o'clock, P. M„ there will be held in the streets of our City a Safety Parade, featuring a driverless safety automobile operated by remote control by Capt. J. «I. Lynch, renowned safety crusader and lecturer, showing conclusively that automobiles are at all times safe and cannot have accidents, Therefore, I do urge all of our citizens and those of the surrounding country to attend this safety parade and to hear the Safety Lectures, which Safety Program is sponsored by the Police Department of the City of Elkin in the interest of the Safety of our people. Submitted this 31st day of July, 1940. J. R. POINDEXTER, Mayor of Elkin, N. C. SAFETY PARADE HERE THURSDAY Driverless Car to Be Operat ed on Elkin Streets in Safety Crusade TOWN IS COOPERATING Due to the increasing number of highway and street fatalities in the nation as a whole, partic ularly in the state of North Carolina, Mayor J. R. Poindex ter has set aside Thursday, Au gust 8, to be known as Safety Day in Elkin. The Mayor ex pressed the hope that thousands of people in Elkin and nearby communities would come to Elkin on that day to witness a safety parade and hear Safety lectures on the streets at 2:30 p.m. In this parade/the Mayor explained, a n automobile, without a driver or a single occupant in the car, will be operated from a con trol car by Capt. J. J. Lynch, na tionally known Safety Crusader. Similar demonstrations have been held in 37 of the 48 states and in foreign countries by Capt. Lynch to prove that if a driverless car can be made to obey traffic laws there is no reason why a similar car can not be operated safely by a driver. The demonstration is being held here with the hope that people will become more safety conscious. Already the traffic deaths in the nation for the year have reached an alarming total, with the number of people injured in automobile accidents reaching a larger figure, and with the va cation season at hand, thousands of automobiles will crowd the highways, and it is with this in view that cpecial emphasis is be ing placed on safe driving., The officials of the city of Elkin invite friends and neigh bors of the surrounding com munity to come to Elkin on Thursday, August 8, and partici pate in the big safety parade. FRUIT JARS ARE SOUGHT BY SCHOOL J. Mark McAdams, superin tended of the city schools, re quests that anyone In the vicin ity of El kin who has fruit jars which they will not use donate them to be used for canning food for the school lunchroom to be used during the coming school term. The canning will be done by Mrs. Myrtle Sprinkle, who Is in charge of the lunchroom. Those desiring to give cans are requested to call 297, so that they may be called for and de livered to Mrs. Sprinkle. HOLD REVIVAL AT OAK RIDGE CHURCH Evangelist Wade Starling of Goldsboro Is conducting a revival meeting at the Oak Ridge Church of God, near State Road. Services are held each evening at 7:30. All people, regardless of denomina tional affiliations, are invited to attend. Local Woman Knows Wife Of GOP Nom Mrs. Richard C. Collins, of this city, who was born and reared in Rushville, Ind., and who attend ed school there, recalls that Mrs. Wendell Willkie, wife of the Re publican nominee for president, attended school at Rushville at the same time she did. Mrs. Will kie, the former Miss Edith Wilk, only lived there a short time, ac cording to Mrs. Collins. Her father was a contractor and built the Rush county, Ind., courthouse at Rushville, and during the time of the construction of the build ing the family resided there. While Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Willkie were not intimate friends, Mrs. Collins recalls that the former Miss Wilk was a charm ing young woman. Mrs. Collins was not aware of the fact that Mrs. Willkie was a former school mate until a letter from her sister in Rushville call ed it to her attention that Mrs. Willkie was the former Miss Wilk. SURRY FOLKS ATTEND FARM AND HOME WEEK Among those from Surry county attending the Farm and Home Week at State College in Raleigh are: Mrs. Qrover Wood of Dobson, Mrs. Howard Hardy of Siloam, Mrs. Chris Bunker, Mrs. Morgan Stanley and Miss Rebecca Allen. Mrs. Chris Bunker will be pre sented a certificate for attending the annual Farm and Home pro gram for four years. Mrs. Hardy received a similiar award last year, which was the first honor of this kind won by a Surry resident. County Farm Agent, R. R. Smithwick and Assistant agent, A. P. Cobb are also attending the meeting in Raleigh. Mrs. Paul Brown, president of the County Home Demonstration clubs, will leave today (Thursday) for State College where she will attend the State Meeting of Home Demonstration clubs. CAFE RATINGS FOR SECTION ANNOUNCED Ratings of local cafes have been released by Charles A. But ler, Surry sanitary inspector. Ratings in the order in which they appear in the report, are as follows: Elkin: Abernethy's Pharmacy, B; Atlantic Cafe, C; Big Nickel Lunch, B; JJon-Ton Grill, A; Hotel Elkin, A; Greenwood Cafe, C; Palace Cafe, A; Riverside Cafe, B; Smithey's Cafe, B. State Road: Mountain View Service, C; State Road Service, A. Dobson: Capitol Cafe, C; Hot Lunch, B; Hotel Kenlin, B. THURMOND WOMAN DIES HERE FRIDAY Mrs. Rose Calloway, 18, of Thur mond, died in the local hospital Friday from a brief illness. She is survived by her husband and an infant son. Elkin Gateway to Roaring Gap and the Blue Ridge PUBLISHED WEEKLY WOULD WEAKEN FOE BY BOMBS AND BLOCKADE Italian Troops Reported Mov ing to Aid Nazis INTENDED TO CONFUSE? Lightning Warfare Not Prac tical in British Case, Editor Writes SPANISH PLEA HEARD Italy was told Wednesday that England probably will not be in vaded until the British people are weakened by bombs and blockade. Even as Italian troops were re ported moving up to the 800-mile German-held continental coast line to join the Nazi blitzkrieg veterans for the projected assault, Virginio Gayda, Fascist editor, cautioned his countrymen not to expect to attack immediately. Whether his article, which ap peared in II Giornale d'ltalia, ac tually spoke the mind of Premier Mussolini or was intended merely to confuse the British as to pros pects for an immediate assault was a matter of speculation. Gayda nonetheless repeated what British military spokesmen and statesmen have long contend ed—that an invasion of the British Isles would not be a simple mili tary advance. That kind of lightning warfare which Germany demonstrated in Poland, Norway, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg and finally in Prance is not practical in Britain's case, said Gayda. Instead, he wrote, the tactics of attrition must be used—constant air attacks to demoralize the pop ulation and destroy island de fenses; attacks on ships bringing supplies to England, and a strong submarine blockade and a weak ening of empire defenses in the Mediterranean. On the other hand the belief that the blow might be struck at any moment was strengthened by reports from Vichy, France, that postal, telephone and telegraph communications had been sus pended between German-occupied France and that part which is still free. A plea which some observers took as an implication that Spain will try to stay out of the war was voiced in the Falangist news paper Arriba of Madrid—a plea for help from the United States to put Spain back on her feet af ter her civil war. SURRY TO GET SIX NEW SCHOOL BUSES Surry county school officials were notified Wednesday morn ing that six new school buses would be allotted to Surry coun ty to replace buses considered unsafe for use. Also in preparing for school opening, which has been set for September 9, 10,000 books for high school and grammar grades have been issued from the county superintendent's office. Law Regulates Distribution of Circulars Here s As la result of numerous complaints on the part of motorists a-*d citizens here, a town ordinance prohibiting the . placing of circulars or other advertising matter In can or on lawns or front porches of homes, will be rigidly enforced from this'date on, It was an nounced Wednesday by Mayor J. R. Poindexter. ' It was stated that eircnlam or such advertising matter which is sent out to homes or business places, must be placed inside the door or not at all. No matter of this kind Can be lawfully placed inside parked automobiles. A fine provided in the or dinance will be invoked In cases of violation of this ordl nanee. Mayor Poindexter stated.