'Funeral held Sunday
En Route Te Florida
When Taken.ID Here
Sevci^ Doys Ago
Olln H. JF«BniDg8, of Wil-
ItrdncMi, W. Vb., was elalnied -br
death early Saturday morning
after an illness of several days
which followed a heart attack
suffered In the city.
The West Virginia physician
was oa his way to Florida and
bad stopped over in the county
for a brief visit with his mother,
Mrs. Sally Jennings, of Pores
Knob, when he was stricken. He
was rushed to Davis Hospital at
Statesville when his condition be
Dr. Jennings was a native of
Wilkes county, being the son of
the late Leander C. Jennings and
Mrs. Sally Jennings, of Pores
Knob. He was born August 2,
1889 and was. therefore. 45
years, 7 months and 22 days of
Dr. Jennings was a graduate of
the University of North Carolina
in the class of '14 and studied
medicine at Jefferson Medical
College, Philadelphia. During his
under graduate days at Carolina,
hewsas a member of the Tar Heel
foothall eleven, playing right
gaud on the varsity squad.
Onteg to West Virginia in
-1#17, Dr. Jennings located at
WtlUamson amd received a lu
crative practice. He was an hon
ored member of the medical pro
fession and at the time of his
death was a member of the ex
amining board of his adopted
He acquired large real estate
holdings, was city health officer
at Williamson and was physician'
for several large coal companies.
He was active throughout his
career in civic and political life.
He was a inember of the Masonic
fraternity and was a Shriner.
Surviving him are his mother.
Mrs. Sally Jennings, of Pores
Knob; four brothers. Attorney R.
C. Jennings, of this city. F. M.
Jennings, of Pores Knob, W.
Jennings, of Pores Knob, and J
S. Jennings, of Salisbury; three
sisters. Mrs. C. W. Carlton, of
Williamson, W. Va.. Mrs. J. G.
Kennerly, of Mooresville. and
Mrs. Maude Smith, of Greens
boro. Two sons. William J. Jen
nings and Olin H. Jennings. Jr.,
also survive. The former is a
student i n Williamson high
school and the latter is a student
at Greenbrier Military school.
Lewisburg, W. Va.
A most Impressive funeral
service was conducted tor Dr.
Jennings at Walnut Grove Bap
tist church near Pores Knob Sun
day afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev.
C. C. Holland and Rev. W. E.
Linney were in charge.
After the service. buriaU was
with Masonic honors in the
church cemetery. J. W. ytchols,
district deputy grand master, led
the Masonic service.
An immense throng of people,
many from distant cities, attend
ed the service.
Active pallbearers were: J. T.
Pievdtte. E. P. Robinson, Perry
Lowe, T. J. Brock, of Wilkes,
'Mayor O. ,E. Hogan, W’. V. Webb,
Clyde Lowe and Elmer Farrell,
Williamson, W. Va.
Honorary pallbearers were:
-Old Wiles, Mack Bentley, J. F.
L6we, J. O. Hackett. P. E.
Brown, J. M. Brown, J- H.
WMeker, John R. Jones, J. R-
, Hlx, Dr. Rlts. A. E. Spainhower,
Frazier, Willard Cole, T. H.
Settle. Marvin Ashley. Dr. R. G.
Jennings, W’. T. Jolnes. E. P.
Lowe, Mack Davis. T. R. Ashley,
J. S. McCoy. D. S. Lane. Judge
McDowell, Dr. E. M. Hutchens,
Dr. F. C. Hubbard, Dr. R. P.
Casey. Dr. W. K. Newton. Dr. G.
T. Mitchell, Dr. C. S. Sink. Sam
Cassel, W'. G. Gabriel, C. C.
Hayes. D. J. Brookshire. J. A.
Rousseau. W. B. Somers, H. A.
Cranor, Don Howell, Julius C.
Hrtltard. R. B. Prevette, C. P.
Brock. R. C. Meadows, R- Don
Laws. W. C. Scroggs. Mr. Little,
-of Williamson, Barney Sparks,
Dr. C. W. Carlton. R. G. Vannoy,
W. C. Hcndren and C. C. Faw.
’ Ftowerbearers were nieces and
.. consina of the deceased.
Hrs. Cagene Trivette hue been
indiM ferreral daya at Prlw
Blag her mother, Mrt. T. •
rrott, vrbo haz been quite 111.
New York . . . .Mrs. Benjamin
Harrison. 76. (above) wife of
the former President is still so
cially active and last week was
honor guest at the New York
City Women’s Club. Mrs. Harri
son was the second wife of the
former president and niece of the
first .Mrs. Harrison. She spent
two years at the White House as
guest of her aunt, who died in
The Wilkes county board of
elections to serve for the next
biennium was appointed by the
state board of elections at Ra
J. M. Pearson, of Moravian
Palls, was again named chair
man of the board, but Robert
M. Brame, of this city, waa
named to replace the other Dem
ocratic member, W. a. Jones, and
J. C. • Grayson, Republican, of
this city, was named as succes
sor to E. B. Barkley, who asked
to be relieved on account of his
health. Mr. Barkley had been a
member of the board for 23
The county boards in neigh
boring counties with the two
Democratic members first and
the Republican member third
Alleghany—J. Emory Joines,
John A. Higgins, Lee Jones.
Alexander — Leon Dagenhart,
Frank M. Burke, R. T. Lowe.
.\she—Gwyn B. Gambill, J. F.
Miller. W. R. .\nderson.
Caldwell—W. H. Courtney, J.
Roy Moore, William M. Crews.
Iredell—Hugh G. Mitchell, J.
W. Sharpe, Dr. L. O. Gibson.
Surry—R. A. Freeman, T. N.
Woodruff, Malory L. Bray. I
Watauga—R. S. Swift. Donley
Oagoman, J. E. Holshouser.
Yadkin—D. G. Hobson, O. J.
Fleming, John D. Holcomb.
P. J. McDuffie, North Wllkes-
boro atorney, has filed notice of
his candidacy for the Republican
nomination for solicitor, with
the state board of elections and
will seek to wrest the nomination
from Solicitor John R. Jones, in
J. M. Anderson
Araoiuces He 1$ I High ScfaooU To
Head of Local Poiice-Otpart
ment Seeks DtoNimtic
TriMigakM' Geotests WU
fMagvd At 3:15 fn 'CSkhi,
Mtt. A4fy, WlMvebero
IS ACTIVE DEMOCRAT
Interest in Democratic politics
picked up today with the an-
nonneemeut of JS-BrgS'TT^nder-
son, chief of the North Wilkes-
horo police department, that he
is a candidate for the nomiiia-!
tion for sheriff.
Th^; local officer issued no
formal statement, merely stating
that he had definitely made up
his mind to enter the race. Re
ports that he was considering
this course had been circulated
freely since his return to the
police department after serving
as acting postmaster here for
No other Democratic candi
dates for county offices have an
nounced, but several Republican
aspirants have come out.
A native of Iredell county
Youthful debators of Wllkes-
boro, Elkin and Mt. Airy high
schools will debate the query,
“Resolved, That the United
States Should Adopt the Essen
tial Featnres of the British Sys
tem of Radio Control and Oper
ation,” Wednesday afternoon at
Wllkesboro’s negative team,
Tom Story and Jim Bumgarner,
meet Mt. Airy’s affirmative at
Elkin. The affirmative. team,
compased of Lucile Hartley and
Paula Craft, meet Elkin’s nega
tive at Mt. Airy.
Elkin and Mt. Airy teams come
to Wllkesboro. The debate starts
at 2:15 and the public is invited
to hear the triangular debators
discuss this interesting and im
East Cairo Colored
Man Not At Still
Having a double
right for a screen
may be all
star, but to
I have the same name as someone
Anderson has resided in North | one’s neighborhood is
Wilkesboro for 10 years. He, embarrassing. I n
travelled for F. D. Forester &, Bob Grinton. a re-
Co.. at one time on of the lead-
i n g wholesale establishments Journal-Patriot is
here, for a number of years and j jg ^ot the
* " Bob Grinton who was arrested by
is well known throughout the
county. He became chief of po
lice three years ago when the
present city administration took
office and has served in that
capacity the entire period except
for the time he served as acting
postmaster. He is a popular of
ficer and has made an excellent
record, his friends declare.
Mr. Anderson has been an ac
tive Democrat and many mem- (
hers of the party believe he [
would make a strong candidate
county officers at a still in the
Dellaplane community several
The negro arrested is general
ly known as "one-eyed” Bob
Grinton and the East Cairo man
is often spoken of as “two-eyed”
Bob. The East Cairo colored man
is a highly respected member of
To Address Kiwanis Club
Here; Story To Have
Charge of Progrram
Allison W. Honeycutt, superin
tendent of the Lexington
schools, will address the Kiwan
is Club here Friday. Mr. Honey
cutt is a former governor of the
Carolinas Kiwanis district.
The program for the meeting j
will be in charge of Prof. T. E. j
Story, superintendent of the Wil
kesboro high school.
Lawson Eller Is
Cut On Throat
Lawson Eller, of this city,
is suffering from a knife
wound In the throat as the^re-
salt of an altercation sh rrUy
after midnight Saturday night.
John Lorette, at whose home
the ratting is said to hare tak
en place, was arrested on a
charge of cutting Eller. The
knife penetrated deep into the
throat just above the Adam's
Harring coiuplications, Eller
Action of Local -jAltorney
Means That Candidates
M«ist Enter PrimaiT
FIVE MAY BE IN RACE
F. J. McBufRe. yiho aimoaneed
recently that he is gn.aapdrant IM,
Republican nomination for so
licitor in‘tile 17th Jhstrict. [^^^'ords
has filed notice of his candidacy
with the state board of elections
and deposited the necessary filing
ee of J39.00.
The action of the North Wilkes-
bor« attorney means that the can
didate for soU#or ‘ wffl' not be
chosen at the judicial convention
in Wilkesboro on April 7, but that
the candidates will go before the
voters in the June primary.
Mr. McDuffie has visited several
parts of the district and is said to
have received considerable encour
The local lawyer has long been
active in councils of the Republi
can party. Since -coming to Wilkes
several years ago, Mr- McDuffie
has taken the stump in every cam
paign in the interest of Republi-
(jan candidates and has spoken in
almost every prectinct in the
Mr. McDuffie resided in Gran
ville county before moving ^ to
Wilkes. He served as chairman of
the Granville county Republican
executive committee for a num
ber of years, and served several
terms as a member of_ the state
executive committee from Gran
ville. In 1920, he was the Repub
lican candidate for the legislature
in Granville and two years later
was the party’s nominee for so
licitor in the 10th judicial district,
a Democratic stronghold. He
served as mayor of Creedmoor at
one time. He has been practicing
law for 18 years.
There are some indications that
the race for solicitor may be a
five-cornered affair. Solicitor John
R. Jones, incumbent, and Mr. Mc
Duffie are the only announced
candidates, but Avalon Hall, of
Yadkinville, A. H. Casey, of this
city, and Walter Berry, of Spruce
Pine, are reported to be consider
ing the matter of entering the
t-, I —
The state chairmanship of the
Republican party may hinge'up
on the action ot Wilkes Republi
cans at the precinct meetings
Saturday afternoon. It is pointed
out that Wilkes county’s
large delegation may hold 'v. the
balance ot power when the state
convention is bold in Charlotte.
Republicans vritl meet hi ,all
the precincts of tbie connty’at the
voting places at 2 o’clock, with
the exception of North Wllkes
boro township, which will hold
its meeting at 12:30, and will
elect delegates to the county
convention, this to be held Mon
day morning at the courthouse at
No Indfcation of the likely
choice of county Republicans to
successor to Chairman A. H.
Casey, who has announced that
he is not a candidate for re-
elecllon, has been given. There is
a feeling that Mr., Casey will be
urged to continue as chairman,
but he has let it be known that
he is not a receptive candidate.
Candidates for the state chair
manship whose success may de
pend upon the attitude of Wilkes
Republicans are the present
chairman, James S. Duncan, of
Greensboro, A. I. Ferree, of
Asbeboro, and WUMam C. Meek-
ine. of Alendwsewrille.
The following is a list of
townklUps -'With tbc uumber of
(IftlagKteB each tonmsliip or .vot
ing rpredBCt-ds entitied'to in the
county «owvcntion. In other
each :preaiBct will send
delegates representing the num
ber set opposite each precinct
and a corresponding number of;
Antioch, 2; Brushy Mountain,
.3; Beaver Creek, 2; Boomer, 2;
Elk No. 1, 3; Elk No. 2, 1; Ed-
wardu No. 1, 3; Edwards No. 2,
5; Edwards No. 3, 8; Jobs Cabin
No. 1, 4; Jobs Cabin No. 2, 1
Lewis Fork, 5; Lovelace, 4; Mo
ravian Falls, 5; Mulberry, 12-
New Castle, 4; North Wilkes
boro. 15; Reddies River, 11;
Rock Creek, 9; Somers, 7; Stan
ton, 2; Traphill No. 1, 9; Trap-
hill No. 2, 2; Union, 9; Walnut
Grove No. 1, 4;. Walnut Grove
No. 2, 3; Wilkesboro. 13.
Union Cash Store To
Open Coming Saturday
Union Cash Store No. 3 will
be' opened Saturday three miles
west of the city on the Boone
Trail highway with a complete
line of merchandise. To stimulate
Interest In the opening, one 36
cent broom will be offered with
each purchase of fl.OO or more
for only 10 cents. The public is
cord! rlly invited to the opening.
Contracts for acreage reduction
submitted by Wilkes tobacco
farmers have been approved by
E. Y. Floyd, extension tobacco
specialist, it was learned Friday
from County Agent A. G. Hen-
Duplicate copies of the con
tracts, to which the allowed re
duction was added, were return
ed to Mr. Hendren last week and
will be mailed to the farmers
within a few days. A total of 195
Wilkes farmers entered into con
tracts to reduce acreage.
Initial payment checks are ex
pected within two weeks or a
With Big Bills
Not «U of tne Urge size dol
lar bills have been reifurned to
the treasury department. At
torney B. T. Henderson, dis
covered this as a fact a few
days ago when L. W. Higgins,
of Rock Creek, paid fl50 in
settlement of a Icfeal action
brongbt for a client of Mr.
The entire amount was paid
In one dollar bills, most of
them being of the series of
180». The targe bills, especial
ly wheii there Is as many as
150, look quite odd in com
parison with the smaller and
more convenient size now used.
Lions Club Has Aided 77 School (Mdren
By Supply!^ Glase», R^orts
BANKS HERE HILL BE
Cf-OSED EASTER MONDAY
The Bank of North Wilkesboro
and . the Deposit & Savings Bank
will be closed Easter Monday in
accordance with instructions of
the state bankers’ association.
‘ Lane Atkinson, Jr., eight-year-
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lane At
kinson, is slowly improving trot&.
an attack of blood potson. He is
a patient of the Wilkes Rospital.
During the three years the
North Wilkesboro Lions Club has
conducted its eye clinic, 77
school children of Wilkes have
been aided, according to a report
submitted by Dr. J. 3. Deans, lo-
^ai optometrist, in charge of the
clinic, at the semi-monthly meet-.
Ing of the local civic organlca-
tion Thursday eraming at Hotel
Dr. -Wialis examined *14t) cases piled for 14 children in 1931, 24
and glasses were provided-fdr all
but 33. ^ --,4
- In commenting on .^he-ald^j giv
en by the club, Deans', ■_ re
minded the club t^'87 pet cent
of all knotvledge acquired by a
normal Individual is through the
eyes. The children . who receifed.
In 1932 and 39 in 1«3'3.
The address ’liiursday evening
was delivered by Dr. W. A. Jen
kins, pastor of North Wllkea-
boro Methodist church, who
spoke on the'value of-clvtcetelw.'
He said he had been a Liph, Kl-
wanian and Rotarian:;4and in
Senator Bennett, C. Glark, of
Missouri, ;Wlll address young
Democrats of North Carolina at
the Jackson Day dinner In Ra
leigh Saturday night.
To Jackson Fete
TO BE BEFORE WARUCK
No Move Is Maife To Obtain
Rdease of Other Mem-
here of Family
A hearin petitim of
caniiMl fw Mrs. Menerva TiRey«
■e^e of Lutiter Tilley-^ to obtain
her release front jait under bond
will be held in 'Wed
nesday before War-
Habeas corpu# proeeedin||S were
instituted last week ami the or
der for a hearing was signed by
Judge Waplick in Mocksvilte lart
Wednesday^ J. F- Jordan, whe
with Eugene Trivette, repree4Uta
Mrs .Tilley, went there in the in-,
terest of bond for his client, Jufl
Those Desiring To Attend
Should Notify C. T. Dough-
SEN. CIJtRK TO SPEAK
Wilkes county Democracy will
be well represented at the Jack-
son Day dinner to:be held in Ra
leigh Saturday evening, C. T.
Doughton, chairman of t IrB.
Young Pee^^’ JJeanocratle
of Wilkes county, aaid early •*!*»
The first batch -of tkMtawWt'
Mr. Doughton were sold last
week and other tickets can be
procured if arrangements . are
made in time. Those who plan to
attend should get in touch with
Mr. Doughton at the earliest mo
ment convenient. ..t.- .
Senator Bennett C. Clark, of
Missouri, son of the famoos
speaker of the house of represen
tatives, will deliver the principal
address. Senators and congress
men making up the North Caro
lina representation in Congress
are expected to attend.
A social hour has been arrang
ed as a new feature of the ban
quet event, and dancing will cul
minate the entertainment.
Warlick set the hearing before
himself at the term of Mitchell
Mrs. Tilley was indicted by the
grand jury at the-recent term of
Wilkes court along with four oth
er members of the Tilley family
for the murder of Leoda Childress.
18. at Benham last December 30.
No move has been made by
counsel for Mr. and “Mrs. W. W.
Tilley, Luther Tilley and Cly^e Til
ley to obtain bail for them.
All five members of the Tilley
family have been in jail at Wil
kesboro since their arrest vas
recommended by the Cormier's
joiqr jnveaUgattng the death of
tlte Mfwiag fgirl.
BaadwdHng experts tattWed
kfast in Hteir .apmion Mm.
■HsKde Hat ntite rleaad/Jtta
'deaHt Of .'Miss CSiitdreas
ported to have been (Vsebv«5M in
the pocket of the apron'by
the girl at the time she VqttbUin.
Mr. Trivette and Mr. Jordw will
go to Bakersville Wedneadqy to
represent Mrs. Tilley at the hear
T obe "H^derson
Well Known Resident Of Lower
Edge ot Wilkes; Funeral
Baptist Choir To
One Of Best Loved Oratorios To
Be Sung On Fjister Sunday
Evening At 7:30
The choir of the First Baptist
church will sing on Easter Sun
day night one of the best loved
of all the oratorios, “The Cruci
fixion—A Meditation on the Sa
cred Passion of the Holy Re
deemer.” The words were select
ed and written by the Rev. J.
Sparrow-Slmpson, and the music
is by John Stainer.
The local choir consists of
about twenty voices, and is be
ing directed by Mrs. Eugene
Olive. Miss Ruby Blackburn is
the organist. Solo parts will be
sung by John Kermit Blackburn,
Mr. and Mrs, Olive, with Inci
dental solos rendered by other
men of the chorus.
Mr. Eugene Ollye is director
and Miss Ruby, Blackburn will be
the orgauist. . .
help were from fammee .u^bW^ ;«v»fy organisation he bad^ne-
fo provide glasses themselvi^ ,
The report; for the three jwars
showed that~ glasses *wem, sup-‘
fited gragtly by the fine fellow
ship whieh comes from close as-
soctation with bis fellow man;
Store Is Opened
Handsome New Home Of
Metis Di^t. Store Givra
Prevette’s handsome new home
was opened Thursday evening in
grand style a’nd several hundred
people were * present for the big
event. A seven-piece orchestra
from Winston-Salem furnished
the music and entertained the
The store was open from 8 to
11. Cigars were given to the men
visitors, carnations were given the
ladles and tinkers were passed a-
round to the children, entyhatf’-
re(!elving something from thq
Much favorable comment was
heard regarding the nerw store
and Its fixtures -r
pne te the lact that Frefete’t
hai[,joined a large -baying syndi
cate and buying » now smouy on
a cash baMs, the. management
has aBaeanoed thrt the store will
go on a cash basts in order to
at the loweet possible ptloe- The;
new policy is now la effect.
W. F. (Tobe) Henderson, a
well known citizen of the lower
edge of Wilkes, died at his home
near Hamptonville Saturday. He
died suddenly from a heart at
tack. He was about 70 years of
He was a well known farmer
and had many friends through
out the county.
Funeral services were held to
day at Sweet Home Baptist
church In Somers township.
Surviving him are his wife
and the following children: Mrs.
Bryant Stone, Miss Hazel Hen
derson and Tommie Henderson,
of Hamptonville: Luther and
Jesse Henderson, of Winston-
Salem: Dr. L. J. Henderson, den
tist of Atlanta, Ga.; Dr. David L.
Henderson, of Chicago.
Brother Of Mrs.
W. H. Clark Diet
W. .A. Copeland Dies In Hospital
At Jacksonville, Fla.; Fu
neral In N. CL
W. A. Copeland, 47. of 1318 ,
Emperado St., Tampa, Fla., died
in a hospital at JaekiMiBville.
Fla., Sunday, MitTfih.! had
undergone a major operation two
weeks previous aad,. rallied
from the operation. '
The body was brought to
Eagle Springs. North Carolina,
for funeral service and Inter
ment, the J funeral being heTd
Thursday at Bensalem Prwy-
Mr. Copbland was a-brothOT of
Mrs. W. H. Clark, of this city.
He Is survived by his wife,
two sons, Hubert and Harrel, and
daughter. Mildred, of ^ITaiipa; 9
his mother, Mrs. John A.;:-.Cope-
land, of Eagle Sprin.gs, and the
following brothers and sisters,
Claude, of Clemmens, Mich.;
Wade A„ of Greenville;, tirady
A., df Eagle Sp«b89*:’ tr«lHr'R.. ot
Clemmoniiville; Mrs. O. -p, 'Har-
tls, ot CStSdbr* Mrsr 0. iC.’lfttm-
er, of Hemp; Mrs. Edwft. Lash-
ley. Greensboro; Mrs. O. O.
Spell, of Farmvllie; Mrs. Jamw
Huggins, of Spartanburg, 8. C,
and Mrs. Clark, of this city.
ifr. and Mrs, Clark and their
son. Hubert, of this city, attend-V-;.
.ed the funeral at Baffle Spiiafls
Mr. W. b;, Myers, a sut^atlaF:
resident Route fT'^^fiKhMTil-'
kesboro, was a visitc