KtUirtf At V P^teodlac. N. JB.. Dec. 21.-- Fii^ ;9endBs. returning home dnistmas shopping trip, Icllleti when their antomo- btie' was wrecked by a train at a grade crossing tonight. National Debt. Swells Washington, Dec. 19.—Ameri- "a's national debt burden ad- \ .anced today toward President ^ Roosevelt’s fiscal year-end erti- / mate of $31,843,000,000, de- ^ spite tax revenues bigger thtin a year ago. St|dement For Taxes Foi'lOSr 2 Die In 1 Home boro, Dec. 19.—Mr. and J. D. Newcomb, 60 55 years old. respectively, residents of the Allensville section, five miles east of here, died this morning at the home within 30 minutes of each other. Nineteen hundred, thirty-four years ago angels from the heavenly throne visited this terrestial creation to herald the news that a Savior was bom, God's gift to the beings created in his own image. The heavenly creatures sang “Peace on earth; goodwill toward men.” Today we repeat this greeting to the world as an expression embodying what Christmas should stand for. As long as the human race shall inhabit the world Christmas will be an occasion of goodwill and peace. It is with this spirit of solemnity and goodwill that we today publish our greet ings to every reader of The Journal-Pa triot. We wish for all who read these lines the happiest holiday season of their lives and hope that the fullest blessings from this anniversary of the birth of the Prince of Peace may be received. We conclude these greetings'ttoh an expression that will never- become old, notwithstanding the fact that it has been used millions of times: MERRY CHRISTMAS! J^ow Hag mraiakg for-C^. lection of for f :^irent cdMMislioNiite "meet Recess. Session Heidi Th$ir»- day Morning; SeffliMfni Resolution Passed X. r. Buying Heavy Raleigh. Dec. 21.— Farmers who benefitted this year from Federal crop adjustment pro grams thronged North Carolina trading centers In a late pre- Christmas rush. Buying is the heaviest in six years. I.4»rgfer .Army l'rgel Washington. Dec. 21.—An im mediate increase in the strength *of the regular army to 14,000 officers and 165.000 enlisted men is an urgent need of the ■tv a r Department. Secretary George H. Dern Indicated today. Favors Tobacco Control Raleigh. Dec. 20.—North Car olina farmers were believed to have ."Oted over 96 per cent, in fa • retaining the Kerr- Smkh tobacco acreage control act in a referendum which end- ded today. Plane PUot KiUed San Diego. Calif., Dec. 19.— Sanford Baldw-ln. 22, of Fram ingham Center, Mass., was killed late today when a plane he was ^ piloting crashed from 3,000 feet F into the mad flats adjoining ^ lU&dbergh field, the municipal sXrport. Russ Oat of Shoes Raleigh, Dec. 21—Jack Hobbs, negro, was wearing shoes and socks when officers started chas ing him here today, but was bM«ft>bted when they caught ^ him after a mil© run. The wreck- ed car from which Hobbs fled, contained 79 jars of liquor. State and County Election Boards Cannot Revoke Election Certificates Attorney General Rules On Question Regarding Alex ander Situation Trenton, N. J. . . • Rev. Dr. Lester H. Clee (above), k sche duled to be speaker orthT'^C J. Assembly, the first clergyman to so serve and the first without legislative experience. He was elected on a clean government platform. District Relief Office Functions Office Force Taken From Former County Offices; Key Positions Filled Air Crash Kills 7 Bagdad. Iraq, Dec. 21.—.Ar mored cars and ambulances with surgeons rushed into the desert tonight to remove the bodies of seven -vicltims killevt in the wrecked Netherlands air liner Fiver, burned when it crashed on a commercial flight from the Dutch East Indies. ■ V Studying Tax Structure Washington, Dec. 20.—The entire tax structure of the Unit ed States—federal, state and munici/pal-—will be studied by the Treasury Department in an effort to eliminate overlapping taxes. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr. revealed ijoday. ! 'if.- h Ashe County .Man KUled Lenoir, Dec. 20. — Gat hero Canter, 40, of Trout, Ashe coun ty, was fatally injured this aft- ,4gpdfon when the log truck he ■"tILs driving overturned on the Blowing Rock highway and crushed his body. He died in a ’ local hosprtal, three hours after receiving emergency treatment. 48-Passenger Plan’ Baltimore. Dec. 20. — The largest flying boat ever built in this country—a craft that may blaze an air passenger trail to the Orient—was lifted off chop py water today for a successful test flight. She is Pan-American Airways’ 48-passenger craft, now known only as flying clipper No. With practically all of the key positions filled the district relief office located in this city is now functioning for six counties. Wilkes, Watauga. Ashe. .Alle ghany, Surry and Yadkin. The key positions are Miss Victoria Beil, formerly of Ca tawba County, administrator; C. H. Smithey. Jefferson, project supervisor; C. W’. Miles, of Spar ta, Rural Rehabilitation Farm Supervisior; T. B. Moore, of Roone, di.sbursing officer; Guy Norman, of Dobson, statistician. Assistants and clerical force were taken from the county of fices in the six counties. The office closed Saturday for the holidays and will reopen on Thursday of this week. Tobacco Vote Is Unanimous 330 Weed Growers in Wilkes Want Tobacco Croo Con trol Continued Raleigh, Dec. 20.—Attorney General Dennis G. Brnmmitt late today ruled that neither the state nor the county board of elections has authority to revoke certificates of election once it issues them to individuals, even though a re-canvas8 of the votes is held and a sufficient number of apparently illegal votes is found to change the first result. The board of elections, ir its investigation of alleged irregu larities in -Alexander count^, asked Mr. Brummitt to answer the following questions. “Whether, after certificates of elections have been issued by a county board of elections, and the holders of same have quali fied and been inducted into of fice, the state board of elections has the power to order a county board, upon satisfactory proof of the Illegality of a sufficient number of votes to change result of an election, *o revoke its certificates heretofore Issued and to re-canvass the votes of said election and to certify the results as found by the re-can vass.’’ Finds \o Law .Mr. Brummitt replied unable to find anything election laws authorizing such as you suggest.” In its resolution asking the at torney general’s opinion, the board of elections set forth it had priraa facie evidence that there were enough illegal votes to change the result of the elec tion. The resolution added that the board would meet in Tay lorsville if it had power to re voke the _ elections certificates, I at a date to be set by the chair man, and would turn over its in formation to the solicitor for possible criminal prosecutions if it had no power. Mr. Brummitt told the board that the determination of a con tested election “is a matter for the courts in an action in the nature of quo warranto.” “Such an action,” he said, “may be brought in the name !of the state by consent of the attor ney general, which consent is granted as a matter of course when the formalities of applica tion and giving bond are com plied with.” Amendments in election laws (Continued on page five) No Paper To Be Issued Thursday Tile Thurwlay issue of The Journal-Patriot, December 27, will be onunitted tliLs week in oitier to give the force a well- earned ( hristmas holitlay va cation. Today’s issue, is being published early in order that it may reach all readers in this territory liefore Chilst- inas Day. The force will return to work Friday and the i-egular i.ssue, carrying all features, will appear on next Momlay, December ,‘M. World War Veterans Warned to’Apply For Bonus Certificates Before Jan. 2 Applications May Be Filed With County Headquar ters of Red Cross “I am in our action 115 Lives Lost in Highway Wrecks New All Time High Record in November; Report is Made By Capt. C. D. Farmer Raleigh, Dec. 20.—Automo bile accidents claimed 115 lives in North Carolina in November, a new all-time high record for 1 fatalities in a single month in the state and the third successive month saw a new record set. Capt. Charles p. Farmer of the state highway .j^trol an nounced the total this afternoon at the same time that be reveal ed that highway patrolmen ar rested 671 persons in November for traffic law violations. In October, 107 persons were killed in automobile accidents and in September the toll was 106, each a new record at the time. The death toll for 11 months of 1934 was 869 from automo biles. Other details of the accident report was not available. Fines totalling $3,336.60 and costs of, $4,149.08 as well as prison sentences totalling 698 months were imposed on law violators taken by patrolmen In November, Captain Parmer said. The final date on which World War veterans may file applica tions for adjusted compensation certificates has been set for Jan uary 2, 1935. Any veteran who had more than sixty days service in the World War, or any dependent of a veteran who is dead, who have not applied for "bonus” certifi cates, is requested to visit Wilkes County Chapter head quarters on or before January 2, with proper honorable discharge, so that an application may be filed. Veterans eligible for the “bo nus” certificates must have served more than sixty days thrrv ing the war period—April 5, 1917—November 11, 1918, and have been honorably discharged. Certain high ranking commis sioned officers, civilian employ ees of the Army and a few other similar classes are not eligible. Dependents of veterans who died in the service, or since, who failed to apply tor the certifi cates. or who died after filing, but before receiving certificate, should make application before dren have preference over de pendent parents. If there is no it is too late. Widows and chil- widow or child, dependent moth er may file, or if mother is not entitled, dependent father may file. Dependency of parents is presumed after age 60, and be fore that age evidence of depen dency must be presented. Girl Health Champion Wilton Junction, la. . . . Fif teen year old Doris Louis*- Paul of this place is national 4-H girl health champion of 1934. She weighs 130 pounds and scored highest in the annual national competition at Chicago. W. B. Somers, sheriff o i Wilkes County, on Thulwday made settlement with the board of county commissioners for the 1933 county taxes and now has the tax books for collection of the 1934 taxes. The commissioners met In re cess session for the purpose of making the settlement and alt members, D. B. SVaringen, Chairman, M. F. Absher and Ralph Duncan, were present. No other business of public interest was transacted and the board adjourned to meet again on the first Monday in January. Sheriff Somers filled bond for office as sheriff and tax collector when he was sworn in for the new term the first Monday In December but the tax books for 1934 could not be delivered to him for collection until he had made settlement for taxes ‘ for 1933. Settlement for 1933 taxes was held up because of the fact that the commissioners bad postpon ed the sale of landWor taxes un til December and settlement was drawn up when^pe tax sale was completed and had been made out sold for taxes. County Accountant ^C^jficates for *Iand«- C. H. Per ii; collector for the county n-om the time the new books were made out until Thursday, when the sheriff’s settlement for 1933 taxes was accepted by the com missioners. Feferal Agents Arrest Two Men Ray Weatherman and Thur mond Wiles Bound Over to Federal Court C. T. DOUGHTON’S AUTOMOBILE STOLEN A 1934 model Plymouth sedan belonging to C. T. Doughton was stolen on Friday afternoon from where Mr. Doughton had parked It near Claude Mathis’ home on Roaring River route 2. He was bird hunting nearby when the car was driven off. Although a widespread search has been made for the car it had i not been located late Saturday. Mountain View High Takes Double Header Mountain View High School basketball teams took a double header from Roaring River on the former’s court Thursday aft ernoon. The Mountain View boys won 33 to 11 and the girls beat Roaring River 11 to 1. Philadelphia, Dec. 20.—Police of five states were on the look out tonight for five desperadoes led by Robert Mais, known kill er, who looted the pay roll office of the Philadelphia Electric Com pany of $48,500 In a daylight robbery. Four of 'the bandits forced 60 employees to lie on the floor while they collected the money—all small bills and coins. Knocking down three meu who attempted to Interfere, they fled, after discharging a shot gun at random. Ray Weatherman and Thur- i mend Myers were arrested by ' federal officers Thursday on a charge of manufacturing whis key and operating a distillery which had not been registered and upon which tax had not been paid. Federal Agents J. R. Brandon, C. S. Felts and J. W. Hurst made the raid Thursday in the Osborn- vllle section, where a distillery was found. Weatherman was found at the still while Myers was arre.sted nearby. Both were given prellminary hearings before United States Commissioner J. W. Dula in Wilkesboro and released under bonds of $500 each for appear ance at the next term of federal court. Sets night Recoixl Chicago, Dec. 20.—The Flori da Flier Eastern Airlines plane inaugurating passenger service between Miami and Chicago, landed at Chicago airport at 5 p. m. today, establishing a new record for the distance. The time was 7 hours, 40 minutes, three hours better than the previous record for a passenger carrier of 10 hours and 40 minutes. According to the referendum recently held on the Agricultur al Adjustment Administration's plans for tobacco crop control Wilkes County has 330 tobacco tarmers who are in favor of a tax on flue-cured tobacco and not one voted against the plan. A 1 1 votes were canvassed Thursday and the returns sent into Raleigh. In the cotton ref erendum on the Bankhead law Wilkes had 33 farmer.s voting for continuing the law and 6 voting against. Kills Father Seguin, Texas. — Emil W. Bock, Jr., 17, confessed to de tectives today that ho killed his father, wealthy business man and retired farmer, with a piece of iron pipe. The youth said he beat his father to death In the dining room of the palatial Bock home here because the elder Bock re fused to sanction his marriage. Washington.—Water projects,, ' Army engineers estimated cost that would cost in excess of j of de*veloping the Nense basin would be' $15,184,034. which would include $2,243,093 for lands. The summary of the Neuse program envisioned an eight- foot canal from New Bern to Hatteras, which would cost $3.- 690,800. Power developments suggest ed in the Neuse basin would cost $9,250,141 with an additional $2,143,093 needed to be spent for lands and damages. Potential sites for power plants and the approximate maxi mum voltage that could be pro duced were listed as follows: Wilson Mills Dam, Neuse River, 8,500 kilowatts; Milbumie Dam, Neuse River, 9,600; Falls Dam, $92,000,000 are listed lor North Carolina in a summary of poten tial navigation, flood control and power developments prepared by army engineers for submission to Congress by Secretary Dern. It was emphasized the projects were not necessarily recommend ed by army engineers, but were only studied and estimates made of the probable cost and returns. Four North Carolina River basins, the Neuse, Tar, Yadkin and Cape Fear, were listed for potential co-ordinated develop ment for power and flood con trol. Two projects in that state in the Roanoke River basin also were listed. Neuse River. 11,000; and Smith field Dam. Neuse River, 9,000. | Estimated cost of co-ordinated j development of the Yadkin basin | was placed at $22,170,850 With an additional $12,606,040 set as the price of the necessary lands and damages. Six potential pow er sites were listed and maxi mum production of current giv en. They were: Styers Dam, on the Yadkin River, near Winston- Salem. 20,420 kilowatts: Yadkin junction near Salisbury, 19,370; Lovers Ford Dam, Rocky River, 5,540; Crumps Ford Dam, Rocky River, 19,060; Wilkesboro Dam, Yadkin River, 17,400; and Cooleemee Dam, Yadkin River, 8,660. No Check Tax jAfter Jan. 1st Removal of Two-Cent Tax on Each Check Expected To Swell Bank Jleposits The custom with banks here in luuidling the tax has been to charge two cents for each clieck off the depositor’s account when the check is pakl. Those who do a large business with checks will rea* lize'a substantial saving when the tax is discontinued. After December 31 the tax on checks issued on bank de posits will be discontinued. Discontinuance of the both ersome two-cent tax on every check is expected to be a great boon to checking deposits in banks and will greatly facili tate the banking business. Has 836 Pounds Of Potit From 2 9-Months Shoats Program Arranged For Siiiging Meet Expect Several Classes ’Pa Take Part In Pleasant Home Singing .Sunday J. C. McNeill, chairman, has announced program for the Blue Ridge Singing . Association to be held at Pleasant Home Baptist Church near Millers Creek, Sun day, Decemb^ 30. The assembly will be called to order at 10 a. m. Devotional will be conducted by Rev. Nelson Bumgarner. Ad dress of welcome will be spoken by Calvin Church and response by WJalter Blackburn, of Walsh. Program of singing by the classes at\d quartets throughout the remainder of the morning and the afternoon session will be interspersed by other interesting features. The public, and es pecially ail singing classes and quartets, is invited to attend. Frank Page Die* m Hospital at Raleigh After Brief Illness Prominent Banker Entered In- .stitution Ijist Monday; Heart Trouble Fatal Another hog raiser Is heard from. Clarence Hendren, resident of Wilkesboro route 2, states that be has just butchered two hogs, nine months old, which were dressed into 836 pounds of pork.' One )R>g weighed 410 and the larger 426. Raleigh, Dec. 20. — Frank Page, 59 .vears old, executive vice president iq chsfrge of the Raleigh branch of the Wachovia Bank and Trust company and former chairman of the state highway commission, died at 6:25 o’clock this afternoon iu Rex hospital here. Mr. Page had suffered from heart disease for some time, 'bnt his condition did not become acute until last Saturday, Dr. N. H. McLeod, Jr., his physician, said tonight. When Mr. Page’s condition became critical, he was'’ removed to the hospital Monday. 1935 Ford Will Be On Display Here Saturd*F According to an * announce ment by Henry Ford, appearing recently in the daily press, the' 1935 model Ford cars will be on display in the show rooms of dealers all over the country goon. The Yadkin Valley Motor Com pany, local Ford dealers, is ex pecting to display the 1925 mod els'on Saturday, Dec. 29, add Id- vites the public to inspect the new cars. New York City’s police dif* partment roster contaiBi 19,0Sff - names.