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    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. !
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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.
    

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