The Elkin tribune. (Elkin, N.C.) 191?-1969, December 05, 1940, Image 1
Elkin "The Best Little Town in North Carolina" VOL. No. XXX. No. 4 LATE f L I NEWS - TM and BRIEF N ? n NATIONAL A SWIFT and severe cold wave whisked across the mid west and into the east yester day while low temperature records for the date were shat tered at many points. Columns of mercury sank rapidly in thermometers along the path of the boreal blast and plunged to -38 in Pigeon Falls, Wis., -34 in Whitehall, Wis., -29 in Rochester, Minn., and -28 In St. Cloud, Minn. Quick and general relief was in prospect in the midlands but the east ward movement of the mass of frigid air presaged colder wea ther along the North Atlantic seaboard. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4—The Charlotte municipal airport was formally leased yesterday to the War Department for use as an army air squadron base. Mayor Ben Douglas sign ed the papers after ironing out minor technicalities in the ne gotiations with Major B. B. Cassidy, in charge of buildings and grounds for the air corps. Douglas said he expected the air corps to take over the property at an early date. The government is planning a sl,- 236,000 cantonment at the port to accommodate approximate ly 2,000 officers and men. WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 A total of $75,000,000 has been allotted, it was disclosed to day, to start developing sites being acquired from Great Britain for naval and air bases guarding the Atlantic ap proaches to America. An nouncing that army engineers had started preliminary work on defense Installations in Newfoundland and Bermuda and tl\at additional field parties would sail "at early dates" for the six other sites, the war department disclosed that President Roosevelt had allotted $25,000,000 of emer gency funds for initial army expenditures. This money will be spent on surveys and con struction of facilities for army garrisons which will be sta tioned at the bases to protect them from air raids and hos tile parties. INTERNATIONAL LONDON, Dec. 3—The Bri tish disclosed today that they have turned to United States shipyards with an order for 60 new freighters to meet their most immediate menace—nazi raids from on, above and be low the surface of the sea. In addition, Ronald H. Cross, the youthful minister of shipping, told the house of commons: "Old but serviceable United States vessels, Including ves sels belonging to the maritime commission, have been and will continue to be purchased for the British flag as oppor tunity offers." BERLIN, Dec. 3 German submarines swooping against British shipping yesterday sank 17 merchantmen—ls of them in a single convoy totaling more than 131,000 tons and a 17,000-ton auxiliary cruiser which went down with her guns spouting, the nazi high command announced today. Besides these which it declar ed sunk for sure, two others aggregating 16,000 tons prob ' ably were sent to the bottom, today's communique said, add ing; "Thus on December 2 submarines alone sank British shipping totalling over 160,000 tons." VATICAN CITY, Dec. 3 Pope Pius XH expressed his hope today for a Christmas trace in ihe war—lest strife and bloodshed "cover the an gelic chorus of peaoe . . . dis turb or miserably extinguish the heavenly joy of that hour." At the same time he recogniz ed the possibility of a blackout of one of the oldest rites in Christendom —_ the midnight mass of Christmas eve by giving to Catholics in the war time aerial bombing zones the unprecedented privilege of at tending this mass *w«tf rl in the afternoon of Christmas eve. THE ELKIN TRIBUNE D APIVW HTITVriQT This ,one sentry, walk filliril ULU l vol ing his post at Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, typifies the thousands of American sol diers that man the great outpost of the United States at Hawaii. Famous Diamond Head looms grimly in the background. Change In Management Of Hotel Is Announced; Is Leased For 10 Years T. R. Sample, Owner, Is Called into Army Service as Captain Under New Defense Program; E. C. Jacobs, Former Assistant Manager of William Penn Hotel, Pittsburg, to Take Over Dec. 10 Called into the United States army under the national defense program, T. R. Sample, owner and operator of Hotel Elkin here for the past year, has leased the hotel and all its equipment to E. C. Jacobs, of Pittsburg, Pa., effective December 10. A veteran df the World War, Mr. Sample held the rank of cap-' tain when the war was over, and has held that rank in the army reserves since. Called back into active service, he will re-enter the army as captain, being assigned to a camp near Baton Rouge, La. Mr. Jacobs, who will take over December 10, has taken a 10-year ROLL CALL IS GREAT SUCCESS Total of $545.87 Is Raised This Year, Final Report Discloses ' THANKS ARE EXPRESSED The annual Roll Call for the American Red Cross went over with a bang in Elkln, a final check of figures has disclosed, and local officials are highly pleased with the drive. According to figures released, a total of $545.87 was raised during the drive. Of this amount, al most three times more than the drive totalled last year, $307.75 was contributed by the Chatham Manufacturing Company and its employees, and $238.12 by other Elkin citizens. Mrs. A. O. Bryan, who was in charge of the drive, stated that she wished to extend sincere thanks to all Red Cross workers who took part in the drive, and to all citizens who contributed. The Elkin chapter of the Red Cross is doing important work, and has done important work in the past. During the past year slightly more than SI,OOO was raised for war relief alone in Surry county, with half or more of this amount being raised by the Fiikin branch, V Although it has been a custom to print the names of all mem bers of the local Red Cross in the Tribune after the drive each year, the extremely large number of people who enrolled this year has made it impractical to again follow this custom. CHARGES PREFERRED AGAINST SURRY MEN A warrant charging assault and battery, carrying a concealed weapon, , and - possessing and transporting one gallon of whis ky, |ias been sworn out for the arrest of John Hall and Elmer llarris, Surry county men. The charges were made after the two men allegedly inflicted severe Injuries upon Monroe Wellborn, about 70, at his home near State Road Tuesday night. Wellborn was said to have suf fered painful and serious Injuries about the face. He was placed under the care of a physician. > ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1940 lease on the hotel. At present as sistant manager of the William Penn hotel, at Pittsburg, the new manager was at one time assistant manager of Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, and has been in the hotel business for the past 25 years. Mr. Sample stated Wednesday that about $2,500 would be spent on the hotel within the near fu ture to complete repairs and im provements which were begiin shortly after he took it over, and on which thousands of dollars have already been expended. Mr. Jacobs will be accompanied here by his wife. Church Ser Are Announced Ren. Mr. Dimcan Sunday, December 8, is Univer sal Bible Sunday and in observ ance of the Say Rev. Herman P. Duncan, pastor of the Methodist church, will use as his sermon subject at the 11 o'clock hour of worship Sunday morning "Let's Have No Blackout of the Word of God." Special music for the ser vice will be furnished by the adult church choir. The topic for the sermon at the evening service at 7:30 will be "Are We Growing a Redemptive Generation?" The Junior choir of the church will furnish special music. The church extends a cordial invitation to the public to attend. Monday evening at 7:30 Rev. A. C. Gibbs, superintendent of the Elkin district of the Meth odist church, will hold the first quarterly conference at the church at 7:30. All officials of the church are urged .to attend and visitors will be welcome. MORRISETT TO SPEAK ON "INTERCESSION" Sunday at the morning hour of worship at 11 o'clock at the First Baptist church, the pastor Rev. Stephen Morrisett, will bring the third and last of a series of ser mons on prayer, using as his sub ject, "Intercession." At the evening service .Sunday at Rev. Morrisett will preach on the subject "Mark—A Portrait of the Servant." The church extends a ) cordial invitation to the public to . attend. I L TO PRESENT MUSICAL PROGRAM AT SCHOOL Composed of a cast of approx imately 200 children vfith a chorus of 100 voices, a musical program, "America's Heritage of Music," in song and pantjomime will be presented in the elemen tary school auditorium Friday ev ening, December 6, ai 7:30 o'clock. The cast will Aiclude students in the elemntary school. The public Is cordially Invited to attend. FUNERALS HELD FOR TWO YOUNG CRASHVICTIMS Are Killed in Crash Near Hamptonville ANOTHER BADLY HURT 0 Head-on Collision Occurs When Cars Approach Top ' of Knoll YADKIN TOTAL IS NOW 8 A young lady and a young man died Saturday as the result of a head-on collision of an automo bile and a truck near Hampton ville on Friday. Another man was seriously injured but is thought to be out of danger now. Miss Florence Lucile Mason, 18, died early Saturday morning at a Statesville hospital from In juries received in the accident. Allen Wishon, 17, died Saturday afternoon in the same hospital. They were riding in the same car, with Vander Williams, 30, a brother-in-law of Miss Mason. Williams, who was driving the car, was seriously injured. Ed Gough was the driver of the pick up truck which hit the Williams car. He was only slightly hurt. All are residents of the Hampton ville section. The accident occurred in front of the old Angell home. The cars hit nearly head-on as both approached the top of a knoll and neither could see the other in (Continued on Last Page, Sec. 1) GROUP TO MEET HERE THIS P. M. Associated Charities to Make Plans for Approaching... Holidays TO PROVIDE FOR NEEDY A business meeting of the As sociated Charities will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at foul- o'clock in the city hall. All civic and religious organizations in the town are requested to have their regularly appointed repre sentatives present for this execu tive session. Certified representatives of the Associated Charities will call upon merchants and others for their customary gifts of money and goods between now and Christmas. Churches, civic clubs and others who give donations of money are requested to make their checks payable to H. B. Hol comb, treasurer of the associa tion. Benevolent groups who send out Christmas baskets are asked to list with the association names of families remembered in this way, 'in order that there may be no overlapping of efforts and no oversights. Those organizations desiring to aid a family dining the holiday season and are not familiar with local conditions, will be supplied a name by the Associated Charities and facts concerning the family. This year, as heretofore, the Associated Charities plans to use Boy Scouts, and also Hi-Y boys and Girl Reserves in this Christ mas enterprise. Rev. Herman F. Duncan, pastor of the Methodist church, is pres ident -of the group, and Rev. Stephen Morrisett, pastor of the First Baptist church, is secre tary. Second Growth Pears Look Good But Taste Bad The editor of The Tribune's freak department has submit ted the following report upon five pears, described as second growth, which were brought to The Tribune the latter part of last week by W. F. Gilliam, of Benham. Type: Early Harvest pears, second growth. Size: Large enough. Appearance: Mouth water ing. Taste: Awful! Result: Freak editor awfully disappointed. Remarks: Unusual for pear tree to grow two crops of pears in one season. However, when is someone going to bring in a freak country ham? Again* Chairman "JBm ■r. !■ jH ' 'jH IBmBSSKSKm M. Q. Snow, above, who was again named chairman of the Surry county board of commis sioners, at their meeting in Dobson Monday. Mr. Snow, as were the other two members of the board, was elected to suc ceed himself as commissioner in the November election. He served as chairman during the past term. SNOW CHAM COUNTYJOARD New Officials Are Sworn in at Dobson by Clerk Lew ellyn Monday CHECK ON INSURANCE The Surry county board of commissioners, meeting Monday at Dobson, had a busy day, what with the newly elected members, all returned to office to succeed themselves in November's election, getting themselves sworn in and attending to other matters up for ftr.Hnn . Other office holders were also sworn in Monday, in addition to the commissioners, the oaths being administered by Clerk of Superior Court Frank Lewellyn. Included was Tax Collector Frank Folger, who was reappointed to that job by the commissioners for the years 1941, 42, 43, and 44; Regis ter of Deeds Kermit Lawrence, and constables for several town ships. M. Q. Snow, of Elkin, succeeds himself as chairman of the board of commissioners, with Sam Smith as vice chairman. These two, with R. P. Jones, complete the three member board. During its business session, the commissioners ordered that a check be made on all county owned property to see if all was adequately protected by insurance, and also heard complaints by the North Carolina Beer and Brewers Association which asks that two retail beer dealers of Surry have their license revoked, both places were said located near Mount Airy. Constables sworn in Monday were J. B. Eads, Siloam; J. F. Lowe, Stewarts Creek, and C. E. Martin, Rockford. Local registrars for vital statis tics were appointed as follows, by townships: Bryan, Miss Ruth Norman; Dobson, Mrs. Edna Folger; Long Hill, Mrs. S. M. Stone; Marsh, Mrs. Ella P. Hardy; Rockford, Mrs. Clarice Wood; Shoal&, Mrs. Maude Mickles; Eldora, Mrs. S. J. Jones; Elkin, J. F. Miller; Siloam, Mrs. Mary Flincham; Stewarts Creek, B. F. Holder; Westfield, S. A. Brinkley; Franklin, Mrs. Opal Jarre 11, Mount Airy, Miss Ruth M. Lawrence; Pilot Mountain, Mrs. WJlma Swanson. v TELEPHONE COMPANY IS IMPROVING SERVICE In keeping with the growth of Elkin, another switchboard posi tion will be installed by the Cen tral Electric and Telephone com pany in their local office about the first of the year. This will enable the company to have three day-operators on duty, in stead of two, and will facilitate telephone service for bot'h local and long distance calls. Also to be installed about the first of the year is an additional toll line to Winston-Salem, which with the one installed in mid summer last year, will bring the total to six lines into that town from Elkin. Anouncement of the improve ments was made Wednesday by W. 8- Beddingfleld, group man ager of the company. German Submarines Will Hunt In Packs To Destroy Shipping Sewing Room Is Opened by Red Cross; Seek Aid A Bed Cross sewing room, under the direction of Mrs. P. M. Greene, of this city, has been opened in the City Hall for the convenience of mem bers and all other women who will voluntee their help in making clothing for war ref ugees in England. Clothing is desperately need ed in England for thousands of women and children who have lost their homes and belong ings under the hall of German bombs, and it is hoped Elkin's quota may be ready in time for shipment on December 31. The local chapter of the Bed Cross is appealing to all wo men who will, to aid in this work. Cupid Has Busy Time As C Seek Parson Cupid has been busy during the past two weeks, according to fig ures released by Kermit W. Law rence, Surry register of deeds, on the number of marriage license issued by his office. According to the records, 19 couples have been granted permission to wed during the period. Those obtaining license were as follows: James Thomas Snow, Dobson, to Thelma Lee Johnson, Mount Airy, Route 4; Howard Draughn, Elkin, to Verlie Norman, Moun tain Park; Lester Wayne Vaughn to Elizabeth S. Pardue, both of Mount Airy; James F. Martin to Florence Wagoner, both of Mount Airy; Guy Snow to Dorothy Riddle, both of Dobson; James R. Martin, Walnut Cove, to Gracie Hawks, Mount Airy; Kane Joyce to Mer lie Ann Tuttle, both* of East Bend;, Paul Jones to Lannie Jones, both of Mount Airy: Walter Lawrence to Dorothy L. Woodruff, both of Mount Airy; Arthur' Frye, West field, to Betty Scott, Mount Airy; Woodrow M. Hamlin to Magda line Collins, both of Pinnacle; Norman Ashley Roake, Richmond, Va., to Rachel Beasley, Pilot Mountain; Charles H. Vestal, Roapoke, Va.. to Virginia Bomur/ Mount Airy; William Wood, Cycle, to Margie Cheek, State Road; Erwin Roberts to Virginia Blevins, both of Elkin: Frank Shinault, Pinnacle, to Lela Ethel Chander, Ararat; Coy Boyd to Mattie Tuc kee, both of Ararat; Ira Erastus Fulk, Pinnacle, to Mary Ruth Key, Ararat; William Grady Waller, Pinnacle, to Bernice Key, Ararat. Funeral Yesterday For J. A. Of Boonville Funeral services were conduct ed yesterday afternoon at Boon ville Methodist church for James Allen Oakley, 91, who died at the home of his daughter and son in-law, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Hob son, at Boonville early Monday morning after a lingering illness. Rev. J. H. Green, pastor of the Methodist church, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Ray mond Connell, pastor of the Bap tist church, and Rev. Ii L. Sharpe, of Rural Hall, a former pastor. Burial was in Boonville cemetery. Mr. Oakley was born near Mt. Airy, Sept. 13, 1849, and lived in Surry county until 1912 when he moved to Boonville. His wife died several years ago. He was oi\e of the oldest men of Yadkin county and was Well known. He retired from business life when his health failed several years ago, after a long and active career. Survivors include seven daugh ters: Mrs. Hobson, with whom he lived; Mrs. L. F. Amburn, Boon ville; Mrs. W. H. Rankin, Ra leigh; Mrs. A. H. 'Baker, Ashe ville; Mrs. C. L. Hall, Halifax, Va.; Mrs. W. E. Burrus and Mrs. Cf7 F. Mickle. Winston-Salem. Two daughters preceded him In death. A large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren also sur vive. 16 Pages TWO SECTIONS PUBLISHED WEEKLY GROUPS OF 100 U-BOATS TO BE USED BY NAZIS To Use Long Range Sea planes for Scouts IS WATER "BLITZKRIEG" Huns Hope to Make up for Their Weakness in Sur face Vessels GREEKS PRESS ATTACKS Berlin, Dec. 4.—Germany is starting a new form of sea war fare, in which 100 U-boats will "run in packs, like wolves," with long range scouting seaplanes to guide them to distant British con voys and dive bombers to aid them near the European coast, infor mants said today. It will be a closely co-ordinated over-and-under-the-water "blitz krieg," atoning for Germany's weakness in surface ships, Nazis said, and it will be the backbone of the campaign against Great Britain all winter. The campaign was designed to offset the use in convoying mer chant ships Britain is making of the 50 destroyers obtained from the United States. It will fit closely into the scheme of knock ing out British industrial towns in concentrated air raids, accord ing to the Nazis, who explained that one destroyed convoy meant the loSs of both cargo and cargo carrying capacity, and was as im portant as the bombing of a fac tory in crippling British economy. GREEKS ATTACK Athens. —Greek forces were re ported today to be pressing hard against the Italian defenses of Porto Edda and Argirocastro, Al bania, where resistance was said to be collapsing with capture of both cities expected at any mo ment. Earlier a Greek spokesman de clared that Fascist troops were falling back fast in the region of Porto Edda, the Italians' souther most port of entry into Albania, and that Greek advance units were within a mile and a quarter of the city. (The Itlaian high command, however, declared today that its troops held their positions against heavy, artillery-suppwted attacks and in some sectors had counter attacked.) COMMISSIONERS SELECTJURORS Will Serve During January Term of Surry County Superior Court WARLICK IS TO PRESIDE The Surry county board of commissioners, meeting Monday at Dobson, selected jurors to serve during the January term of court for the trial of criminal and civil cases. Judge Wilson War lick, of Newton, will preside. Jurors drawn were ks follows: P. A. Boone, J. P. Nixon, Renlum Folger, S. F. Janell, Hugh Royall, Robert S. Bunns, R. F. Scott, R. A. Blizzard, Coy Flippin, Lewis Tal bert, W. R. Branch, Tyre Brown, H. H. Barker, Jr., John Watson, E. M; Moser, Walter Combs, Zeb Holllngsworth, W. O. Key, W. S. ; Blackburn, Steve Jarvis, Claude , Nixon, P. E. Bledsoe, T. M. Simp son, E. W. Chilton, Lem Cocker ham, Claude H. Hinson, O. N. Slawter, N. C. Marion, W. O. Snow, J. W. Fulk, Jasper Ramey, H. R. Reynolds, Sid Hamlin Lester Lowe, R. V. Martin, J. M. Napier. POUR MARKETS CLOSE SEASON AT MT. AIRY Mt. Airy, Dec. 3.—Four of Mt. Airy's five warehouses closed to day for the season. The remain ing warehouse will operate through December 13, It was announced.