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Drowitf. 1b Creek
Moniit, Oct. 1.—Pedro
34, of Rocky Mount
ihtB| was drowned early to-
t?l a'.’creek near hia home as
!"■»•• « route .to hla work on
* Htm nearby.* ■ ;v.
Killed 1b Accident
Hickory, Oct, 1.—John Arbor,
iuoBaKer of a Charlotte night
olah, was instantly killed on
^.Ufliway 10, near here, tonight
' When his'* automobile failed to
take a sharp turn at a railway
underpass and plunged into an
mJh 50 Die In Storm
U? Clenfuegoe, Cuba, Oct. 1.—
Deaths of injured persons and re-
ports from outlying districts to-
Bight swelled the death toll of
|[S Cuba’s week-end hurricane. Au-
thoritative estimates placed the
dead at more than 50.
F'. Wlnstou-Salem Market
W’lnston-Salem, Oct. 1.—Sales
on the W’inston-Salem tobacco
market today totaled 1,460,012
pounds at an average of $21.70.
Market showed tendency to
strength and farmers generally
lx>an Record Is Made
Winston-Salem, Oct. 1.—The
Federal Home Loan Bank of
Wihston-Sa^em loaned $1,021,-
106 to member institutions dur
ing September, the report by O.
K. Laroque, president, reveals.
The amount is the largest for any
single month in the bank's his
Would .Atiiend Constitution
Minneapolis, Oct. 1.—A con
stitutional amendment giving
Congress control of industry, de
pendent on each state’s willing
ness, -was suggested today by .As
sociate Justice Royal A. Stone of
the Minnesota Supreme Court.
City, Oct. 1.—Hotel
and restaurant interests pledged
335,000 today toward a fund to
bring one or both of thg national
party nominating conventions to
Kansas City next year. Conrad
Mann, general committee chair
man, said it was planned to raise
' Mak^e Sales Tax
Returns By 15th
New Law Requires Returns
Each Month Regardless of
$1.00 MINIMUM PENALTY
J. R. Rousseau, State Reve
nue Cfrflector, Will Assist
in Making Returns
All firms, merchants and other
individuals engaged in retail or
wholesale trade must make sales
tax returns each month under
provisions of the 1935 revenue
laws of North Carolina, it was
pointed out here today by J. R.
Rousseau, deputy collector of
revenue for Wilkes county.
A report must be made each
month regardless of the amount
involved, Mr. Rousseau pointed
out and a penalty will be added
to the tax it returns are not made
prior to the 15 th of each month
tor the preceding month. A let
ter containing sales tax returns
must bear a postmark not later
than the 15th in order for a
merchant or firm not to be pen
The penalty on delinquent sales
tax due from merchants is five
per cent if not paid by the 15th
and a minimum penalty of one
dollar is required by law regard-
Ina of how small the tax m^
Mr. Rousseau stated that he
will be glad to give any informa
tion regardin^Mhe sales tax or
any other stati^^'akes and will as
sist in making returns.
Street Pnojects In
^f^kes On Approved WPA
during the first Quarter
present fiscal year.
At Still In Traphill Vicinity
By Federal Officers Tues
Walter and Lester Holbrook,
resident of the Traphill commun
ity. were arrested Tuesday night
in a distillery raid by investiga
tors of the federal alcohol tax
Leonard Roop. (’. S. Felts, ,i.
T. Jones. J. C. F'ortner Deputy
in North Carolina i .Marshal W. A. Jones and Clinard
I'. S. Revfiiue I p
Greensboro, Oct. 1.—Collector
of Internal Itevenue Charles H.
Robertson and his associates ob
tained for the Federal govern
ment revenue in the sum of $73,-
Harry Carter and ' Calvin
Wells Freed In Death of
Two Near Gaffney
Harry Carter and Calvin Wells,
drivers for Queen Trucking Co.,
of this city, were exonerated
yesterday, Oct. 2, from any blame
by a coronerg jury at Gaffney,
S. C., for the death of Irving
Batcholor and Clyde Moss, who
were killed September 17, when
the car driven by Moss crashed
into the rear of one of Queen
Trucking Company’s trucks driv
en by Harry Carter, who was ac
companied by Calvin Wells.
The jury found that Batchelor
and Moss came to their death by
their own negligence and absolv
ed the men on the truck from
all blame. Attorneys R. C. Jen
nings and C. W. Shatley, of this
city, represented Carter and
Wells at the coroners inquest
yesterday in Gaffney.
Washington . . . Gen. Douglas
MacArthiir, (a b o v e', retiring
chief of staff of the U. S. Army,
in his farewell report recom
mends a motorizing plan which
will transform our regular army,
in five years, to a model force
for speed and efficiency.
Fair Tax Group
Has Meeting In
State Road Man
Killed By Truck
Russell Smith Faces 3Ian.slnught-
er riiiirge .As Result
Will Be (’amlidate
Wa.shington. Ocl. 1.—Dr. J. E.
Pope, head of the National Old
Age Pension association, a n-
nounced today he will be a can
didate for President in 1936. “I
win accept nomination from the
conservative Democrats or from
the liberal Republicans.” he said.
y- Coo|H*ration F/Xtcmlisl
Raleigh, Oct. 1 — Municip-al and
privately owned power companies
in the state have co-operated ex
ceptionally well with rural elec
trification authority’s program,
Budley Bagley. director, said
Tuesday. “VVe have received ex
ceptional cooperation front the
power companies, both those niu-
nlcipally owned and others under
private ownersli'p.” be said.
Hold In Miirdcf I'a.st \
Henderson. Oct. i. — 1 hree
■white men. W. H. ITayes. and his
brother, Itotlt of Norlina, and
George Weston, of Malison, near
here, were held this afternoon
material witnesses on orders
coroner J. S. Albright in connec
tion with the death here this
morning of a pretty brunette,
entatively identified as Miss Vir-
Inia Johnson, of New Holland,
small eastern North Carolina
town. She appeared to be about
19 years old.
Mrs. L. C. Lewis
Passes In Boone
Died Suddenly -At Home of Bro
ther; She Was A Sister Of
Mrs. r. H. Somers
Johnson were the officers who
raided tlie large still and made
the arrest of the two men. who
were charged with operating a
still and manufacturing non tax
paid liquor. The stili and a great
amount of materials tor liquor
manufacture were destroyed.
In a hearing before J- AV. Dula,
I'nited States commissioner, the
two men were remanded to jail
in default of bond of $501) each.
WILL BE GIVEN OUT
Cotton tax e.-emi/tion certifi-
-ates will be given to cotton
growers in Wiikes county on Fri
day and Saturday, according to
an announcement by A. C. Hen-
dren. county agent.
On Friday. October 4. certifi
cates will lie given out at C. L.
Comer’s store and on Saturday,
October 5, at the office of Mr.
Ilendren at tlie courthouse in
Wilkesboro. All growers who are
to receive certificates have been
notified by card.
Rufus M. Luffman, 63, su
stained fatal injuries Friday eve
ning when he was struck and run
over by a motor truck at State
Road, near his home. .Mr. Luff-
man received a fractured skull,
broken limbs and internal injur
ies from which he never regain
ed consciousness. He was rushed
to the KIkin hospital for atten
tion but pas.sed away Saturday
The deceased was a retired
school teacher, having taught for
thirty years in the schools of
Surry, Wilkes and Orange coun
ties. He was a member of the
Baptist church. The only imme
diate survivors are two sons.
Quay and Homer I,uffman, of
West Virginia and .several grand
Funeral services were conduct
ed from State Road Baptist
church by Rev. J. L. Powers and
Rev. A. F. Walker Sunday after
noon, and interment was in the
Russell Smith, driver of the
death car, is being held under
bond on a manslaughter charge.
Meeting Oct. 8th
Will Be Held At Courthouse
In Wilkesboro Tuesday
Several Local Merchants Hear
Paul Leonard and A. W.
Bunch Discuss Plans
Merchants and other citizens
of North Wilkesboro meeting Fri
day night under tho auspices of
the North Carolina Fair Tax As
sociation, got a good word picture
of the rians. purposes and ac-
compli-shments of the tax associ
ation. as portrayed by Paul Leon
ard, of Statesville, state secre
tary. and then decided to fall in
line with the fair lax group. Upon
the suggestion of Mr. J. E. Spain-
hotir. head of the Spainho'ur
stores, the local group adopted
the new plan of organization pro
cedure recommended by A. W.
Bunch, of Statesville, the other
speaker of the evening, and vir
tually every one present signed
an enrollment agreement. Mr.
Leonard came hack to North Wil
kesboro .Monday and secured
other signatures. He said he ex
pected to have the co-operation
of a local committee In setting
up a county-wide organization,
such as has been established re
cently in two adjoining counties
—Watauga and Ashe.
Friday niglit’s meeting was ar
ranged by C. E. Jenkins, one of
the original sponsors of the Fair
Tax Association, and a member
of the stale advisory committee,
who had the co-operation of a
local committee which included I.
E. Pearson. W. (!. Gabriel. N. B.
Smithey and Mr. Spainhonr. It
was lield on the second floor of
the Snioak Furniture ('o. store
and was attended by 30 to 4 0
leading merchants and other citi
zens. Attorney J. H. M'hicker
opened the meeting and present-
^ ed Mr. Leonard. It was explain-
jed that Dr. John T. Burrus, of
Tlie Farmers’ Co-operative Ex
change will hold a meeting at the
courthouse in Wilkesboro on
Tuesday night, October 8.
The meeting will begin at 7:30j,jip|j pj,jnt. ^vho had wired that
' he would lie present
o’clock and an interesting pro
gram, to be featured by gooJ
.speakers and music, will be ren
dered. The public has a most
cordial invitation to attend.
^Brier Creek Baptist Association
To Meet In 114th Annual Session
Mrs. L. C. Lewis, of Statesville,
a sister of Mrs. C. H. Somers, of
Wilkesboro. was suddenly taken
in and died Sunday at the home
of her brother. Dr. R. K. Bing
ham. In Boone.
'unerai service was held at
home in Statesville 'Piiesday
morning. Many relatives and
friends from the Wilkesboros at-
"' She Is survived by her husband
two children. Harrold and
Fred Morlng; also by the
twlng brothers and sisters:
C H- Somers, Mrs. A. R. i Noah Hayes,
la’a. Mrs.-^W. S. Harrell.
Larrf Jolnwos, Dr. Z. P.
Dr. K. K. Biafkam.
,>Ct- . -
The Brier Creek Association,
the 13th in point of age among
the 100 ji^Baptist Associations in
the sttfl will meet in its 114th
annual session with Mountain
View chiircli. near TVindy Gap,
October 1. and 5. This associ
ation, one of the largest in this
part of the ccnlry. includes 32
churches in iTT^s, Yadkin, Ire
dell and -Alexander. Rev. N. T.
Jarvis, Roaring River, is modera
tor and S. G. Crater, of Greens
boro. is clerk. The following pro
gram was arranged by E. H.
Glass, the late J. M. Crater, and
J. E. Hendren.
10:00—Devotional Service, E.
11:00 — Introductory Sermon,
G. D. White.
1:00—Baptist Hospital, J. M.
Wright, I. W. Vestal.
1:30—Missions, R. R. Crater,
2:00—Periodicals, J. W. Rash,
3:39—Theolofleal Schools, N.
M. Felts, A. S. Mathis.
10:00 — Christian Education,
D. C. Clanton, D. G. Reece.
10:30—Mills Home. J. N.
Bingley, TV. T. Comer.
11:00—Sabbath Observance. J.
B. Ray, J. E. Hendren.
11:20—Sermon, L. T. Young
1:00—What is Included in the
Great Commission?, W. G. Mitch
ell, Jervis C. Parks.
1:30—Cooperative Program, T.
J. McNeill, J. P. poberson.
2:00—Obituaries, J. P. Mc
Carter, B. C. Jordan.
2:10—Time and Place, John
'^o^Bray, N. C. Lewis.
2:20—Finance, P. M: Reed, S.
2:30—Resolutions, A. K. Bai-
y, J. W. Moore.
This program Is subject to a
good many changes, particularly
since Revs. W. 0. Mitchell and
J. W. Rash, both unusually able
ministers, are now jecMsed.
Over $444NI0 k.
On 11 Projticts
.. ^ -.J’'’
Improvement On North’ Wfl-
kesboro, Wilkesboro, and
Ronda Streets Approved
NUMBER ROAD PROJECTS
Greater Part of WPA Money
Will Be Expended On Farm-
Wilkes county's .share of a
works progress administration
allotment by Prealdent Roose
velt Monday will be $44,406,
according to figures announced
from the nation's capital.
The allotment for North Car
olina totaled about one million
dollars and was the second list
of approved projects for the
.state to be announced. In the
first allotment Wilkes county
shared with about $80,000 to
be used on secondary' roads,
classed by the works progress
adinihistration as farm-to-mar-
With the exception of $653
for work on Wilkesboro school
building the allotment Monday
for Wilkes was for road and
street improvement. Sponsors
of tlie projects are to contribute
A list of the projects
Improve road from Wilbar to
Shew, federal funds $5,391;
.sponsor’s contribution $45.
Improve road from John El
ler’s farm In Purlear commun
ity to Boone Trail liighway,
federal funds $2,281; sponsor’s
Improve five miles of secon
dary. road near
federal funds $3,0S4; spon
sor’s contribution $196.
Ri'palr fann-to-iiiarket road
lictwcen Fainilains and Dougli-
ton, federal funds $.‘>,691; son-
sor’s contribution $125.
Improve road in Fairpiain.s
community to North Wilkes
boro, federal funds .$2,276;
simnsor’s contribution .$26.
Nortli Wilkesboro street
work—*-improve Second street
from Mrst to J, J to Third, also
(Continued on back page)
A cld^up study of Rex Beach,
noted novelist, whose books have
placed him among the leaders of
present day writers, has written
three stories for the readers of
this newspaper. The story “Pow
der’’, the' first Instalment of
which appears in The Journal-
Patriot next Monday,. is the first
of three. They will be of four in
stalments each. Read “Powder’’.
We know you will like It.
Drive Is Now On
Will Continue Through Octo
ber 13; Co-operation of
Hdd lliirsday and
• Exhibits 1
On Heavy Docket
Several Ca.ses Have Been Re
moved From Congested
Civil Docket This Week
would he present to address
the meeting, was unable to come
due to a rush of emergency cas
es at his hospital. Dr. Burrus. a
member of the state senate, is a
director of the Fair Tax Associ
ation, and has been quite active
in its development. Following Mr. |
Leonard’s talk, Mr. Bunch, of j
Statesville, also a director of the
tax association, and a former !
president of the North Carolina
Merchants Association, spoke
(Continued ou page eight)
Witli Judge F. Donald Phillips
on the bench the October term of
Wilkes superior court is grinding
away on the congested civil dock
Although only a few eases
have been tried several have
been disposed of by non suit or
The term will continue through
tliis week and next and it is ex
pected that the number of cases
awaiting trial will he substantial
ly lowered. Cases calendared for
tills term date back to 1931.
A drive to secure a large mem
bership for the North Wilkes
boro Parent-Teacher Association
begin today and ends on October
13, it was ahiiounced today by
leaders in that organization.
During this period an effort
will be put forth to secure an
unprecedented membership for
the local organization. The Par
ent-Teacher Association works
ParstmVnie,.for the good of tho
school and that It deserves the
support of school patrons is a
fact not to be disputed. Member
ship and cooperation of every one
interested in the school is ear
— Governor’s Proelaniation
“To the people of North Car
“Having been informed that a
period has been set aside in
which an effort will be made to
extend the membership of the
Parent-Teacher Association i n
North Carolina, I am glad to
bring this to the attention of the
people, along with the .suggestion
that they give the most careful
and sympathetic attention to this
activity. The Association busies
itself primarily with the promo
tion of educational opportunities
for our children, and membership
in the Association is committed
to the ideal of educational im
provement. I am sure liiat our
people will give to it the siip--
port which it deserves.
“Done at our capital city of
Raleigh, this the twelfth day of
September, in the year of our
I,ord one thousand nine hundred
and thirty-five, in the 160th year
of American independence.
“J. C. B. EHRINGHAUS.
Don’t forget to join the P.-T.
- s m
G.^EN CLUB pBpJBCrY ’■
Mre. W. E. Snow Winner «f |
Sweepstakes Prize; Many
The flower show which was
held In the old postoffice build
ing on Thursday and Friday was
a decided success.
The event was sponsored by
the North Wilkesboro Garden
Club and competition was open
to the people throughout the
county who were not members ot
a garden club other than the
An adequate description ot tbs
exhibits would be quite impos
sible, especially when taking in
to consideration their abundance
Prizes for the show were do
nated by merchants and buslnee*
firms ot the city. Mrs. W. E.
Snow won the grand sweepstakes
prize, a vanity dresser donated
by the Turner White Casket com
pany and the American Furni
This prize was offered to tho
exhibitor winning the most points
In the show, each first prize (blue
ribbon) counting three points,
second prize (red ribbon) 2
points, and third prize (yellow
ribbon) one point. A list of indi
vidual prize winners in all class
1. Best va.se dahlias, 3 or more
blooms—1st prize $2.50 in cash,
Coca-Cola Bottling Co; 2nd prize
1 years subscription to Journal-
Patriot. Blue, Mrs. W. E. Snow; ^
Red, Mrs. C. E. Jenkins; Yellow, '
Mrs. W. E. Snow.
2. Largest, most perfect bloom.
1st 3 pairs silk hose, Spaiiihour-
Sydnor Co.; 2nd $1-.B0 in trade; •
Reins’ Market. Blue, Mrs. C. O.
McNeil; Red, Mrs. W. E. Snow;
Yellow, Mrs. John Tull.
2. Best vase of 3 decorative.
1st prize $2.00 rug by Tomlin
son’s Dept. Store: 2nd prize. Tie,
Payne Cloliiing Co. Blue, Mrs. C.
O. .McNeil; Red, Mr. Claude Can
ter, Yellow. Mrs. W. E. Snow.
4. Best vase Cactus Dahlias,
one or more varieties. 1st, $2.00
in trade. Teague’s Pressing Club;
2nd, Sunday chicken dinner at
Princess Cafe. Blue, Mrs. W. E.
Snow; Ited. Mrs. Chas. Campbell;
Yellow. Mrs. W. E. Jones.
5. Best vase of Common Gar
den Dahlias. 1st, Vanity mirrors
for sun visors, Yadkin Valley Mo
tor Co.; 2nd, 1 gallon ice cream,
Pepsi Cola Co. Blue, Mit. Mollie
Jones: Red. Mrs. W. S. Snow.
6. Best vase Single or Color-
ette Dahlias. 1st, 5 gallons gaso
line, Boone Trail Motor Co.; 2nd,
$1.00 groceries, O. F. Eller and
Son. Blue, Mrs. E. E. Eller: Red,
W. E. Snow.
(Continued on page eight)
Week Be Observed
,\l \ortli Wilke.slioio .Metho«li.st
(liiii’i'ii Beg'iiming Sunday;
New York . . . Prunella Stack
(above). Head of the Women's
Health and Beauty League of
Great Britain arrived here on her
way to Canada to eBtablish
bnnebes tbrongbout the Domin
Ethiopians Mobilize For War as
Italy Begins Long Delayed Attack
Addis Ababa. Oct. 2.—War | establish that an aggression had
drums throbbed in the heart ot been committed, the Lion ot Ju-
Ethiopia tonight as Emperor I dah prepared to sound the long-
Haile Selassie prepared to throw delayed call for a general mobili-
the full force of his arms into
the field to meet the threat of
Italian Invasion already reported j ment announced
begun on the eastern frontier.
The king of kings cabled a bit
ter protest to Geneva that Ital
ian forces for a week have been
in Ethiopian territory near the
point where Eritrea, Ethiopia and
French Somaliland join. The Ital
ians have established a large at
tack base near the 8,000-foot
mountain Monssa-Ali, 18 mBes
inside the Ethiopian boundary.
The Italians also reportedly
had 50 airplanes and a large
mechanized unit, ready to cut
Ethiopia’s only railroad outlet to
the coast. The base of the moun
tain, which Is honeycombed with
caves once used in the slave trade,
was a beehive of Italian military
activity. Highways have been
constructed around the base from
Assab, Italian military port In
After urging the league to send
neatrrt otateters immediately to
zation. District chiefs were w'arn
ed to stand ready. The govern-
ceremony would occur at the old
imperial palacta—a scene of vic
torious Ethiopian military tradi
tion—at 11 a. m. tomorrow.
War Drums Heanl
An official told that barring
some unforeseen slip-up, the
mobilization would be ordered to
morrow. Already, impatient war
riors were hammering war drums
in many parts of the plateau
ready for the call to march.
(The newspaper, Le Solr, at
Paris published a report from
Addis Ababa tonight that imme
diately after Italian penetration
of Moussa-All became known,
Danakll tribesmen clashed with
The government was unable to
confirm rumors that wild Dana-
klls, tribesmen of the eastern
desert region, bad skirmished al
ready with . the ItaHans; n«ir
(ContiBMd eft ptf$ ^bt)
Tlie week of October C tlirough
I 13 will be ob.served by (be North
f Wilkesboro Methodist cliurch as
“Childhood and Youth Week,” it
was announced today by Rev. H.
K. King, pastor.
A full program will be carried
out at all the regular church
services, featuring short talks,
appropriate sermons, displays of
posters and literature, home visi
tation by Sunday school teachers
and other activities. On Sunday
night. October 13, the young peo
ple will present a dramstic sketch
under the direction of Miss
On Sunday morning, October
6, Mrs. T. A. Finley, president
of the local Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation, will speak on “What is
the Community Doing to Our
Children ” The pastor will preach
a sermon appropriate to the oc
casion in the eleven o’clock serv
Mrs. A. L. Grlfflng is chair
man of the program committee
tor the week.
The annual Forester reunion-
will be held at the home of W.
L. Forester at Goshen on Sun
day, October 13. This event is
looked forward to by miUiy- msiB-
bers ot this widely known^.
)ly. Members residing at
points and from ' 8stct»1 j
are expected to attend.