nail duumded also that an
ac acMsmenU be repadlat*
QUAKR I^LL 30,000
lirtaabal, Jaa. t.—The death
toll from ML^QQakee orer larse
«Mla te Tnisy dorter the patid
11 daam tn« ofOciallr aasoaneed
'Vtodatr aa Sd,600, althoagh prlTate
awtroea pat the tlcere aear 5d,-
:^ 0M. #^da vkteb folknred the
^'tiuakea arete eetimated to haae
taken 1,B00 Utos. Iiow-lyin« re-
^ Slons the Tloinlty of Bmea and
' SmTrna still are Inundated and
trlllasee remain isolated.
Tsmblon hare been felt daily
since the first severe quake De
cember 27 but are decreasing In
•iCRASH HURTS FATAL
MartinsTille, Va., Jan, 7.—Ray
mond Reid, 20, of Axton. died this
ettemoon In Shackelford’s Hos
pital of injuries suffered early
last night ■when a sedan owned by
Mrs. W. J. Holland, and driven
by her ron, Irvin D. Holland, of
Axton, ran into a parked car be
longing to Hoy Richardson, of
this city, on West Church street.
Reid suffered a punc»uved lung
and other Internal hurts as re
sult of the impact, the Holland
car being badly damaged. Jack
Austin, Campbell Hankins rnd
Russell Hankins, other occupanU
of the Holland car, escaped with
Washington, Jan. 7.—The first
open threat on Capitol Hill of a
rebellion against the appropria
tion cuts proposed in President
Roosevelt’s budget came today
from Senate supporters of farm
benefic payments. With the Sen
ate scheduled to act tomorrow on
a proposal to create a special Sen
ate-House committee to make a
broad study of the fiscal situa
tion, Senator Russell (D), Ga.,
served notice that, whether or not
Congress wrote Its own budget,
a determined fight would be
made -'o continue agricultural ap
propriations near the level of
11,300,000,000 approved for thiS'
Beidsvllle, Jan. 7.—Miss Mary
Johnston, about 30, graduate
- atirse and member of a prominent
Oswell county family, died this
afternoon at 5:30 o’clock at a
Richmond, Va., hospital of Injur
ies received in the explosion and
fire which damaged the Brandon
apartmenU there yesterday. Miss
Johnston, one of three persons
Injured in the blast, was found
unconscious behind an easy chair
in her third-story apartment She
■was thought to have not suffered
serious Injuries, but her condition
became worse today. She suffer
ed burns and smoke poisoning.
at«r of Nc-^,
Ferguson Msut^CIwurged With Murder S. M.
Burchette Waives Hearing And to Face
Trial At March Term Court
George Byrd, Ferguson* resl- about eight o’clodc as he wm un
dent charged with the murder of
his neighbor, fi. M. Burchette, on
Novell^ 11, waived preliminary
hearing before Coroner 1. M. My
ers Friday afternoon and was
committed to jail without privi
lege of bond to await trial In the
March term of Wilkes county.
Byrd, who sat calmly ih the
courtroom during the brief pro
ceedings, was represented by At
torney Eugene Trlvette and Kyle
Hayes, through whom he waived
hearing until the March term of
Solicitor Avalon E. Hall said
Friday afternoon that the state
will ask for conviction of first
degree murder and that there Is
accumulative circumstantial evi
dence, although there were no eye
witnesses to the meeting.
Byrd was arrested on Sunday
following the shooting about
eight o’clock Saturday night.
Burchette was instantly killed
dressing to retire for the night.
Four iron slugs were taken
from his chest. Tbe aluga had
been fired by a shotgun through
the window a few feet away.
In Byrd’s home Sheriff C. T.
Doughton and deputies found a
shotgun with marks on the Inside
of the barrel. The marks, they
said. Indicated that slugs had
been fired through the barrel. Al
so in the home were a piece of
Iron rod matching the slugs In
size, a hacksaw, two flies, a steel
chisel and other instruments
which they said may have been
used In making the shotgun load.
The material evidence was car
ried by Sheriff Doughton to
Washington for investigation in
the h’BI laboratories but the find
ings have not been disclosed.
Byrd has made little comment
since he was placed In jail, ex
cept he has denied having any
part in the crime.
Hawaii’s Officiar Greeter at Work
W. E. Jones New ,
Hopes for world peace ea the part of President Boosevelt have resnBod in two reoent fmr-rencliing
moves. FJrst was Gie President's appointment of Myron C. Tnylor, loft, fmner head of Hnltod Stntes Steel,
ns country’s representntive to the Vatican to work wHh Pope Piu f«w pence. Second was his invHattoa Is
reUgloiis leaders to confer with him. Invltsaons went to BabU Cyra Adler, center, president of the Jewish
Theolosloal Seminary of America, and to Dr. George A. Bnttrick, ri^t, president of the Federal CoonoO
Churches of Christ in Americn. Archbishop Spellman of New Y«wk City wu expected to be named u represcnta*
tive of Catholics in the peace cenference.
ONE DEAD; ONE HELD
Greensboro, Jan. 7.—Charlie
Samuel HiUiard, 23, Greensboro
* professional boxer, is dead and
Cart Wilson, 23, another boxer,
is being held without bond in
GuHford county jail as result of
a fatal stabbing at a roadhouse
four miles north of here, about 1
o’clock this morning, according to
Deputy Sheriff Otis Apple, who is
la charge of the investigation. Al
so being held as a material wlt-
neSB, the deputy said. Is Charles
Bobbitt, of Greensboro. Deputy
Apple said HlUianl was fatally
stabbed during the flgbt and
quoted WUson as admitting hav
ing cut his adversary but denied
knowing he had seriously injur
WAR BOGS DOWN
Jan. 7.—The bitterest
January weather to years, with
temperatuees ranging from 15 to
40 degrees below lero, stalled
Ramtan offensives on all fronts
today as the Finnish high com
mend announced that a Soviet
-^1 jetachment had been routed
nt and more than 300 of
tba invaders killed. Military ex-
oerts believad that the severe
Mid coupled with Finland’s
r dogged resistance, had compelled
ahe Rnsslan commanders to re-
'*vLnP their entire plan for the
winter campaign. On the Karelian
IrthmuB, where the Red Army has
J^T^itedly tailed to break
through the Mannerholm Lino,
■' the Bttselans were reported to bo
■ In and stringing barbed
: ^JriSwto front of their poeltlons.
A royal Hawaiian welcome Is given Jack Dempsey by Duke P. Ka-
hanamokn, famous swimmer and official greeter, and a bevy of Island
•bellea as the former heavyweight champion disembarks at Honolulu. The
beverage, incidentally, Is pineapple juice.
May Be Closed Is Caught With
The Junior Order Institution
Faces Such Fate Unless
Council TsJies Over
Lexington, Jan. 5.—The Junior
Order Orphans Home wiU close
January 31 unless the state coun
cil of the order votes at a special
meeting January 18 to lake over
operation of the plant.
Superintendent W. M. Shuford
said today he had instructions to
close the unit and send to Tiffin,
Ohio, such children who have not
been returned to their homes or
placed elsewhere. This action, he
said, was taken by the national
council under a retrenchment pro
gram made necessary by a loss of
As an alternative, the state
council will vote on assuming
ownership, control and operation
of the plant, valued at $750,000
and cousid'ered one of the most
modem ip the nation. The prop
erty would bo deeded to the state
organization debt free, provided
all children In the state entitled
to orphanage care by the order
were placed liere.
Shuford said he would recom
mend to the state organization
that. If It took over the unit, the
Individual need of the child be
the prime motive In making se
lections for admission.
Local committees are being or
ganized to save the home. The
citizens of Lexington have donat
ed around $40,000 to the site and
The orphanage has been In ope
ration here for 12 years.
North Wllkesboro council will
meet on January 16 to discuss the
member Is urged to attend. There are especially urged to make note
will be no meeting tomorrow of the docket and case number,
IM 19 VM is
Iran Kt^e Held For Wilkes
Superior Court For Vio
lation Game Laws
Well Known Resident Of
This City Died Early
Mrs. W. V. Williams, ope of
North Wllkesboros best and most!
widely known residents, died
Sunday morning, 2:30 o’clock, at
her home. She had been 111 for the
past three weeks and critically 111
for a few days prior to her death.
For many years Mrs. Williams
had operated a iboarding house In
this city and her place was per-]
haps better knOwii thtaf any oth
er in Norih Carolina, as she had
the reputation of setting the fin
est table that could be found any
where. All who stopped^ at her
boarding house helped to spread
favorable comment throughout
the state and Into several other
Mrs. Williams was possessed of
a genial personality, which, with
her Christian character, won for
her many friends among ac-1
quaintances who became more |
numerous every day. Her death
Oil Land Judge
The problem ef legal compensa
tion to United States and other for^
eign oU companiea for lands seized
by the Mexican government now
rests with Jndge Ponoiano Hernan-
numerous every aay. xior uBai.u , . im-
w„ „n„.. .1 »-»««• I
Winston-Salem, Jan. 6.—Guy
C Wallace, superintendent of *he
Roaring Gap fish hatchery, said
here tonight that Iran Kee of
Charlotte had been arrested on a
charge of violating the State
Wallace said George Royal of
Roaring Gap, special game war
den, and Hanrey Goodman, Ashe
county game warden, arrested
Kee after an automobile chase In
Wilkes county. Wallace said Kee
was caught with 100 quail and
four grouse. Kee, Wallace said,
was given a hearing before a
magistrate and placed under bond
for his appearance in Superior
court at Wllkesboro.
Annual Report Of
Clerk Is Published
Amounts Due Various Par
ties Shown In Report
Elsewhere In Paper
Today Tlie Journal-Patriot Is
publishing the annual report of
Clerk of Court C. C. Hayes.
The report, which appears on
pages three and six of this news
paper, gives the amonnts on hand
in the office of the clerk as of
January l for various parties to
many court actions.
meet on January ro lo luscutw i.u«9 Persons calling for any of the — -—
Orphans Home subject and every amonnts as listed In the report had gained considerable headway
, . ...—.• mu— 1-11- .» before it was discovered, making
which will greatly facilitate the
On Friday night, January 12, work of finding the proper ree-
district meeting will be ords as recorded In the office and
**"*W6*TOimds. ’ BJlkln and all Juniors to i will prevent delay to
the district are~ask^ to attend. i payment.
to a host of friends.
She was the mother of J. Bid
Williams, prominent Building and
Loan and Insurance executive
here, and seven other children as
follows: Mrs. Steele Horton, of
Flint, Mich.; Mrs. J. Wright Pow
ell, of Elkin; Mlse Jetta Williams
and Mrs. Paul Withers, of Gas
tonia; Mrs. JT E. Hulse, Of Dur
ham ; Crystal and Miss Malvina
Williams, of North Wilkesboro.
Also surviving are several broth
The funeral service will be
held at the North Wllkesboro
Methodist church Tuesday after
noon, two o’clock, with Rev. A.
L. Aycock, pastor of the deceased,
in charge. Burial will be to
Greenwood cemetery In this city.
The body will lie to state at
the home preceding the funeral
service and those wishing to view
the body may do bo there. The
casket will not be opened at the
Over Doubled In
Resources Bank Of North
Wilkesboro Now Over
Attorney C. B. Deane, of Rock
ingham, Richmond county, was in
the county the last of the week
mingling among his Democratic
friends. Mr. Deane will be a can
didate for CongreM from this,
the eighth district. In the prfmary
to be held on Saturday, May 25th.
The Bank of North Wilkesiboro,
largest unit bank in this section
of North Carolina, has snown re
markable gro'Wth during the past
six years, according to a state
ment of resources as of December
In fact, resources have more
than doubled In the eix year per
In 1933 resources totaled only
$993,648.18 while on December
31, 1939 the two million mark
had been passed and the total was
The growth during that time
was steady and conilnued, indi
cating sound business policies and
excellent administration of the
Increase in the bank’s business
year by year since 1983 Is shown
In a statement by the bank else
where in this newspaper.
Duke Power Meeting
Held In Charlotte
Mr. RoJbert S. Gibbs, Jr., man
ager of the local branch of the
by Mr. and Mra Dwight Nichols
and family near Cricket was de
stroyed by fire about four o’clock
Friday afternoon. The fire appar
ently originated from a flue and
ester, and Frank Roe, who are
connected with the company here,
attended a meeting' of braach
managers and salesmen of the
company In Charlotte Friday.
Much optimism prevailed a-
before it was aiscoverea, mazing ottv'fnr ramea.
contents of the house.
The house was the piroperty of
D. B. .Turner and loss of, the
receding building wiie partially covor^ by
serites kirga eectioils of
and South CarottoA
' - a
King Winter Is
Weather Tough But Travel
and' Conunnnication Not
King Winter continued Its Icy
grip on Wilkes today but every
thing was moving along about as
Intermittent snowfall all day
yesterday, mixed with a large a-
mount of sleet Into the night, cov
ered everything with an Icy white
blanket but not to such an ex
tent that communication and
travel was greatly affected. *
Schools operated throughout
the "county today as usual and
buses experienced little difficulty
getting through the snow and Ice.
Lincoln Heights colored high
school near Wllkesboro closed
today for a few days on account
of the severe weather and con
siderable sickness among the stu
Highway workers early today
cleared the snow and Ice from
the highways as much as possible
and no major accidents within the
county were reported, although
garage men had a busy day with
bent fenders from cars slipping
into each other on icy pavements.
The icy precipitation during the
past tjwo days has been accom
panied by a continuation of low
temperatures which have figured
in the weather since b^ore
Christmas. The mercury remain
ed below the freezing point all
day Sunday but did not drop un
usually low during the night.
Beat Lions Team
Famous Whiskered Quint Is
Too Much For Valiant
The Whiskered Wizards, a
rough and ready basketball team
from Lubbock, Texas, lived up to
advance notices here on Friday
night, put on a basketball sho-w
second to none, and defeated a
scrapping Lions Club team 44 to
’The collection of towering hu
manity, which looked more like
House of David baseball team
tha.li anything else, had complete
command of the situation and
played basketball like It had nev
er been played before on a North
Weather conditions kept the
attendance down but the loyal
fans who were on hand got more
than their money’s worth of bas
ketball thrills. Stunt plays'by the
whiskered trick artists kept the
Other good contests are sche
duled for the Lions teem and all
basketball fans are urged to at
tend the games. Soma of- the best
teams obtainable will vlal^ this
North Wllkesboro K*wa^
«lub began the new year Fri4i^^
noon by installation of offlearA
n. J. Caitar, president dnirtf^
t|ie past year, opened the
tog*' and foUowtog the bnetosiM
awtion he eallbd mt Atteraey ^
a. OaMy, Feet Uentanant GoP'
emor of Kiwanls, to to^ll thP-.,
officers as follows: W. B. Jonsk,
.president; B. Q. Finley, rice preo-
Ident; T. B. Story, secretaiiF'
treasurer; D. J. Carter, past pMPr
Went; W. J. Caroon, A. F. KlIhFr
Henry London, W. H. MoJOlwM
and Wm. A. Stroud, directtwn.
Mr. Casey to an tonpiealVP
manner cited to them the obje»'
tires of Kiwanls and emphuslH#
the Importance of each dotog -
particular part to tha, omnnlsM .
Mr. Carter presented the prON
ident’s button to W. S. JoMH
and the past president’s buttOM'
was presented to Mr. Carter
President Jones made a chal
lenging talk, calling npon thp
membership for cooperative effort
during the year.
During the business session ot
the meeting Rev. Eugene OUt%
program chairman, read progra*
assignments for the year. Thirty-
two members volunteered to fnfr
nlsh expenses for trips to carry
crippled children to the state
thopedlc hoepltal in Gastonia.
The following committee ap
pointments were announced for
Agriculture — E. O. Finley,
sponsor, S. V. Tomlinson, chafr-
man, H. H. Morehouse, C. B.
Eller, Dan Hollar, Carl VanDa-;
Attendance — B. G. Ft.
•sponeofT^. K- Sturdivant, ch
man, George Kennedy, S. B. Rlch-
Achievement — W. B. Joneo^
aponsor; T. B. Story, chairman.
Boys and Girls Work, Voca
tional Guidance—W. H. McElwow
aponsor; Watt Cooper, chairmans
Paul Cragan, Gordon Finlay,
Robert Gibbs, Jr.
Business Standards and PnW
licity—D. J. Carter, aponsor; F.
W. Enhelman, chairman; J. B.
Finley, J. R. HIx, L. M. Nelson.
Classification and Membership
—W. El, Jones, sponsor; J. "fc- •
Carter, chairman; Ed F. Gardner,
E. N. Phillips.
Finance-—W. J. Caroon, apoo-
sor; R. G. Finley, chairman; W.
D. Halfacre, C. G. Day, John
Inter Club and Goodwill—He»r
ry Landon, sponsor; Joe B. Mn-
Coy, chairman; EL E. Eller, W.
Kiwanls Education — T. K
Story, sponsor; Genio Cardwell,
chairman; Fred C. Hubbard, C.
Program—^A. F. Kilby, spon
sor; Eugene Olive, chairman; J.
M. Ketchle, T. B. Finley, Lola
Reception, and House—W. J.
Caroon, sponsor; A. C. Chamber
lain, chair nan; Pat M. Williamak
Leo Lerner, Paul Oaborne.
Public Affairs—A. F. Kilby,
sponsor; J. C. Reins, chairman;
A. H. Casey.
Support of Churches—W. A.
Stroud, sponsor; A. A. Cashlon,
chairman; R. W. Gwyn, A. L.
Underprivileged Child—D. J.
Carter, sponsor; J. B. Wiltlama,
chairman; E. N. Phillips, J. lA-
Board of Directors—^W. H.
Jones, president; D. J. Carter,
past president; E. G. Finley, rion
president; T. E. Story, secritiiiy-
treasurer; W. J. Caroon, A. F.
Klliby, Henry Landon, W. H. M*-
Elwee, Wm. A. Stroud, dlreelora.
District Officers—Charlee Arm
strong, governor; lllchard
pen, past governor; Hertietf
ning, secretary. J ’
0. Knudson, president, Albert
Lea, Minn.; H.jG. Hatfield, past
president, Oklahoma City, Okla.;
Chaa. S. Donely, vice president U.
S., Pittsburg, Pa.; Robert J. Prlb-
tle. rice president, Wlnnlpefc
Manitoba; Fred C. W. Parker,
secretary, Chicago, 111.; W. ■.
Wolcott, treasurer. Dee Moliw^'
Pooreat spot to the pgrteaRural
picture at the pwlent ttaMl.lil *»•'
* North 1 tha baaeflt of uadeipririleged
t in this vicinity. . ■‘‘N-
hv a nroductlon of atoioat
proportlonr- la 1M9*