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Abington, Pa.—A lovestruck
Gleaslde youth confessed last
night, authorities announced, the
ambush slaying of pretty 16-year-
oid Edith Snyder, Abington High
School student, because she had
'transferred her attentions to an
other 'boy. Robert Heineman, 16-
year-old son of a Temple Univers
ity physical education instructor.
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-VOL, xxxni, No. 39 Published Mondays and Thursdays. NORTH WII^ESBORO, N.
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do huyladr in Norths
Wllkeaboro, the trading
center of IfctfHlWttitem
North Carolina.
admitted he shot the gdrl Thurs-
A,^day night as she sat studying in
■ the living room of her home, As-
“sistant District Attorney David E.
Groehens of Montgomery county
Reidsvllle.—Mrs. Lucy Trollin-
ger, 22, wife of Homer Trollinger
of Ruffin, died Friday morning
at 2:30 o’clock at Memorial Hos
pital here of burns she suffered
March 18 in an explosion at her
home. Mrs. 'Trollinger was ser
iously burned about the face,
arms and body when an explosion
resulted from a mixture of gaso
line and kerosene thrown on a
fire in the home. Her two sons.
Spencer, nine months, and Jerry,
two years, were also burned.
Spencer received hospital treat
ment, but Jerry was only slightly
Damascus, Syria.—The Arabs
are watching Europe’s struggle
with oriental calm and reflection,
and In many cases with hopes
that it will mean the decline of
western civilization. The more
radical Arabs think such a decline
would be the best thing that
could happen for the Ar?.t> world,
for they believe it would open the
way for its union, independence
and revived greatness. This hope
ful waiting is one reason why
strife has diminished on the
Arabian peninsula since the start
of the war. Another reason, of
course, is that Britain and France
have many troops here, and they
have made it plain that they will
stand for no Arab agitation.
Lions Planning
For Anniversary
Night on Friday
J. S. Hiatt Will Be the
Speaker at Banquet
Meet of Club
Dr. J. S’. Hiatt. Methodist dis
trict superintendent, of Elkin,
will be the speaker at North
Wilkesboro Lions Club Annivers
ary and Ladies night to be held
Friday evening. May 3. seven o’
clock, at the Woman’s clubhouse
on Trogdon street.
An enjoyable evening is anti
cipated and several clubs from
other cities and towns in North
western North Carolina will . be
On the program committee for
the banquet meeting are L. L.
Carpenter, E. C. Johnson and E.
S. FMnley. The arrangements' com
mittee is compo.sed of Blair Gtwyn,
Richard Johnston and Paul Cash-
Rivers Gels Out
Of Congress Race
Withdrawal of Boone Man
Leaves Doughton Unop
posed in Ninth
Puppet Premier
Head of the newly formed puppet
group In Norway is Major Vldknn
Quisling, Fascist leader, who an
nounced a new government to re
place that of Premier Johann Ny-
Secret Service
Operative Talks
At Kiwanis Meet
Erwin to Speak ;
At' Wilkesboro i
Nazi Invasibh Endangers*’Three Crowns
Forty-Five to Get Diplomas
In Final Commencement*
Program at School
Statesville. April 27.—Jim Riv
ers of Boone, while visiting
friends here today, made formal
announcement that he is with
drawing his name as candidate
for nomination for Cjongress in
the Ninth district, makin.g the
significant statement that his
withdrawal is not "surrender”
'but "retreat.”
The statement, released by Mr.
Rivers, follows in full:
"I am today requesting the
State Board u EHeetions to with-
Lewis O. Padgett Tells Club
About Work of the Secret
Service Department
Wilkesboro high school will
close the 1939-40 term on Tues
day night with an \Vdress by
Clyde Erwin, state superintendent
of public instruction, .and presen
tation of diplomas to a class of
45 seniors.
The high s^ljool commencement
began on Thb+sday night with a
recital by Mrs. R. E. Prevette’s
music classes, followed by a sec
ond recital on Friday night. In
’noth programs the music pui^Ts
acquitted themselves well and
performed before appreciative au
Dr, Walter L. Lingle, president
of Davidson college, delivered the
baccalaureate sermon Sunday aft
ernoon. He delivered an inspiring
The commencement will con
tinue with, a unique class day pro
gram tonight and graduation
Tuesday night, eight o’clock.
The senior class roll this year
is as follows: John Ellis, presi-
Frlday after
noon at 4:45 o’clock when his
car left the Taylorsville highway,
three miles from Statesville, and
turned over five times, landing in
a wheat field 42 yards from the
paved road. Randall, driving his
own automobile, accompanied by
Charles Henry Mes-sick, 26, were
returning from Stony Point,
where they had been target shoot
ing, when the car went off the
left sid^ of the road, hit a con
crete culvert and wa.« demolished.
One of the guns was fired as a re
sult of the crash, the entire load
of shot going back win
dow. Randall, with neck broken,
'ikull fractured and other injur
ies, was dead when admitted to
the Davis Hospital.
Atlantic City. N. J.—^The gen
eral conference of the Methodist
ch’.rch yesterday called upon iis
7,156.000 members in the United
S «.tes to do without Sunday din
ner on June 2 and pray for
"speedy termination of war.” The
7 6 conference delegates resolv
ed to set the example 'by doing
likewise this Sunday and con
tributing the money they would
have spent to a fund “for the re
lief of human suffering.” “The
first Sunday in June.’’ their reso
lution read, "is hereby designat
ed as a day of self-denial, fast
ing and prayer throughout the
Methodist Church. . . • We urge
that every Methodist follow the
example of the general conference
In making a sacrificial offering.
We regard this period of fasting
... as a preparation for further
sacrifices to be made during the
continuation of this period of
critical human need.’’
$100 Stolen b a
Robbery Uearby
Ca*h RegUter and Money
Taken From EatablUh-
ment on Gordon Hill
Officers have been searching
for clues which might lead to
the identity and apprehension cf
one or more persons who broke
into Phillip Yates’ establishment
In the new brick building on Gor
don Hill west of this city Friday
The thieves took the cash reg
ister, which Is said to have con
tained about $100 In cash, and a
pinboard. The cash register.
>irhieh had been robbed of Its con
tents, was found where it
. siignidoned by the robbers.
,'irinth North Oarollna
district. My decision, based on a
thorough study of the political
situation In this region, was the
hardest I ever made.
“The~e is little need for a pros
pective office-holder to keep from
friends or foe thtf thing or things
that determine his course. So, in
the following paragraphs. I’m
“All surface indications lead
me to believe that, despite en
couraging reports from followers
in each of these nine counties, I
wouldn’t have enough votes on
the night of May 25 to ‘salt a-
way’ the nomination. And, frank
ly, I never desired to run just for
the e.xercise afforded by a race.
“Mr. Doughton. the incumbent
congressman, has served the dis
trict for 30 years. National tribu
lations and internal bickerings of
recent weeks make it apparent
that voters in these parts desire
him to continue in office during
the coming two years. Frankly,
Jliey’re pretty well sold on the
idea that experience in times
like these is far more to be de
sired than the promises of a po
litical new-comer.
"Endowed with just average
intelligence. I can’t help but take
note of those trends, and there Is
little use of waiting until primary
day to concede that which today
appears inevitable.
“To use an old mountain ex
pression, ‘the sign ain’t right.’ I
shall retain my ammunition for a
scrap with less formidable foes in
1942. This is not surrender. It’s
"Being a Democrat, I look for
ward with confidence to a fall
campaign devoid of the friction
which might be engendered by a
bitter primary struggle. And
from the bottom of my heart I
express sincere appreciation to
the of good friends who have
stood so loyally by me during
this, my first public effort.’’
Superior Court
Term Is Opened
April term of Wilkes superior
court for trial of civil cases be
gan in W ilkesboro this morning
with Judge Wm. H. Bobbitt, of
Charlotte, presiding.
A calendar of many cases, in
cluding some which originated
several years ago but have not
reached trial, has been arranged
for the term, which will be in
progress two weeks.
Miss Frances Crawford spent
the week-end in Lenoir 'with
Miss Frances Reins..
Lewis O. Padgett, Secret Serv
ice Department Investigator, ad
dressed the North Wilkes'boro Ki
wanis Club Friday noon and told
many Interesting facts aibout that
branch of the United States Gov
The program was in charge of
R. G. Finley, who Introduced the-
speaker. Mr. Padgett's subject
was “Counterfeit Money.”
He said that counterfeit money
has been one of the evils which
tj>« jEoronUShnt has bad to con-{.
its history. Counterfeiting was a
most prevalent crime, he said,
following the 1937 panic and also
sollowing the War Between the
States. The Secret Service began
to function in 1864 and its major
work was in running down coun
Following^ the assassination of
i*resident McKinley the Secret
Service assumed the duty of ren
dering protection to the presi
Following his talk he showed
to the club a reel of motion pic
tures showing work in the en
graving department.
Charlie Barber, lieutenant gov
ernor of Kiwanis Division Three,
made a short talk to the club on
the subject of “Personal Service.”
Guests at Friday's meeting
were: Tom Story with Robert S.
Gibbs; Tom Holloway with W. D.
Halfacre; J. T. Brame, J. M. An
derson and D. M. Stone with J.
B. Williams; Blair Gwyn, Miss
Anne Duncan, John Walker, Miss
Ruth Colvard, Miss Hallie Waugh,
Miss Lillian Stafford, Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis O. Padgett with R. G.
dent; James Ritchie, vice presi
dent; Nell Martin, secretary;
Mildred ReavIs, treasurer; Helen
Roberta, valedictorian; Ruth Ad
ams, Lucinda Anderson, EJvelyn
Broyhill, Grace Broyhill, Mary
Carlton, Peggy Church, Dorothy
Clark, Ethel Combs, Jewel Fergu
son, Gienna Greene, Ina Hayes,
Gena Hlx, Mildred Holman, Hel
en Irvin, Marie Joines, Ruth
Joines, Ruth Johnson, Grace Kil
by, Louise McLain, I aullne Reid,
Marie Richardson, Blanche
Stvoud, Rena Walsh, Jerry Wy
att, Claude Bentley, Joel Bent-
I e y, Warren Craven, James
Hemphill, Wade Howard, Noah
James, Ralph Miller, John Reid,
Germany’s lightning invasion of Dfnmark and Norway struck deep
at the traditional autonomy of the Soaudtoavian countrieo and periled
the crowns of three monarchs. Pictured here are (left) Kiug Haakon
of Norway, (center) K’r.g Gustav of Sweden and King Christian of Den-
• - ’ Vakpll to O’" na*’nns.
Officers Course
Is Resumed Here
D. S. Hostetter, a Special
Agent of the FBI, Has
Charge This Week
8 Enumerators
Complete Task
Hope to Complete the Job of
Counting Noses in Wilkes
County In Few Days
Eight of the 34 census enume
rators have completed the task
of taking the decennial census In
their respective territories, A. S.
Cassel, county census supep'isor,
seid today.
Several others are expected to
complete their jobs tomorrow,
the last day of the month, but
some have found it impossible to
finish by the end of the month.
So far there has been but lit
tle complaint from enumerators
a>bout people refusing or being
reluctant to give the information
asked iby Uncle Sam in the' nose
counting task. Mr. Cassel said,
and coopera-tion on the part of
the public is urgently requested in
order that the census may- be
completed within a tew days in
the county.
agent of the State College ;^en>
Sion fferrice. "til
Sam Smmkr'vKTl Souther, Ray
Stroud, Ralph Tedder, Dempsy
Walker and Mward Kimball.
Pupils appearing In the music
recital Thursday night were:
Faye Hendren, Eldlth Roberts,
Ruth Moseley, Robert Dennis,
Carol Glass, Laura Katharine
Glass, EMith Rhodes, Don Reins,
Dorothy Rhodes, Doris Howard,
Lenora Livingstone, Elizabeth
Carlton, Blanche Livingstone,
Britt Steelman, Betsy Barber,
Elizabeth Pharr, Opal Miller, Car
oline Ogilvie, Rena ‘Walsh, Elolse
Pardue, Rosemond Doughton,
Barbara Ogilvie, 'Virginia Ander
son, Hilda Dennis,^ Caroline Byrd.
Sylvia Moore, Bar'bara Ann Wall,
Frances ‘Smlthey, and the junior
In the recital on Friday night
were: James Ritchie, Gozelle An
drews, Nancy Lee Yates, Margaret
Miller, Eloise Minton, John
Wright, Louise Kennedy, Helen
Roberts, Hoke Steelman, Dorothy
Lenderman, Mary Gage Barber,
Ray Stroud, Helen Phillips, Mary
Sue Williams, Jewel Howard,
Frances Kennedy, Mary Wiles,
Gena Hix, Justus Brewer, Barbara
Ogilvie and the high school chor
Composers represented on the
two programs were Bedthoven,
Brahms, Schubert, Schumann,
Liszt, Chopin, Chamlnade, Mac-
Dowell, Grieg, Llchner, Godard,
Bohm, Spindler, Donizette, Pol-
dini, De Koven, Nevln. Beach
Gaynor, Mozart, Clement!, and
V. F. W. Post Is
To Get Charter
State Commander ChandAer
Will Preaent Charter
Here Friday Night
The ten-days school for law en
forcement officers of Wilkes and
adjoining counties was resumed
here this afternoon with D. S.
Hostetter, special agent of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation,
in charge.
The courses opened on Monday'
of last week with a discourse by
Edward Scheldt, who has charge
of the Charlotte office of the FBI.
Other sessions were held on Tues
day and Wednesday afternoons
with G. W. Carlson, G-Man spec
ialist on firearms, giving demon
strations on the use ot firearms
and in technique of making ar
ial Agent RMletter each after
noon, two to five o’clock, through
Friday of this week and the
school will end Friday evening
with a barbecue given by Wilkes
officers and an address 'by a
prominent official.
The subjects to be discussed In
On Friday, May 3, all members
ot the WlVkes county post ot Vet
erans of Foreign Wars are asked
to meet at the city hall in North
Wilkesboro at 7:30 p. m., at
which time a charter will be
granted the post, and officers for
the remainder of this year will be
State commander Chandler, of
Greensboro, will be in charge of
thexmeetlng and will be assisted
by the Chief of Staff Crosby, of
Hickory. All members that have
^ald their dues and have their
applications on file are requested
to “be there and bring some one
with you.” To be eligible for mem-
bershlp lajhis organization, the
si^nieant ikhstTatiB an hononrtife
discharge showing that he has
served in the armed forces of the
United States in war on foreign
soil, or in some campaign that
congress has recognized by grant
ing a campaign 'bar. This organi
zation "was started in 1899, and-
today numbers nearly one million
the sessions this week will in-j members. It is made up of the
elude fingArrlnting, identifica
tion, moulage, casting,, crime
scene searches, testimony in court
and other Interesting subjects.
The course is open to all law
enforcement officers, -municipal,
county, state and federal, in
northwestern North Carolina.
The school was arranged with
cooperation of the FBI through
efforts- of J. E. Walker,’ North
Wilkesiboro nolice chief, and C.
T. Doughton, Wilkes sheriff. No
charge is made for attendance at
any of the sessions.
Another Cripple
Clinic Announced
For Ninth Of May
. Dr. A. J. Eller, Wilkes county
health officer, announced today
that the next crippled clinic will
be held here on Thursday, May 9.
’i’he clinic will 'be conducted by
Dr. O. L. Miller, orthopedic sur
geon, of Charlotte, and no charge
will be made for examination.
A clinic Is held here each
month with the health depart
ment and the North 'Wllkes'boro
Kiwanis club as co-sponsors.
Newkirk Flies
Army Plane Here
Madison county farmers are
planning to bring in improved
beef cattle from other sections so.
as to 'bi'oaden their cattU Ikdua-
try, reports P. R. Elam, Ithe-U. S. iilr..corps.^gniil.j|8. voir
• Ed Newkirk, who used to pro
vide plenty of aerial thrills when
he was flying at the North Wil
kesboro airport, visited this city
on Friday with a high speed U.
S. Arimy pursuit plane.
’■Newkirk, who, had been flying
on a mail route,' has ' enlisted in
stntloned at TuscalooM, .AlaMms,
Inatrnctor.; ,4' z-..r
-’f-vr-v. i;
Attend Furniture
Show In Chicago
■Three North Wilkesboro Furni
ture manufacturers are represent
ed at the midseason furniture ex
position opening in Chicago to
They are: .Tack Quinn, ot Home
Chair company; N. O. Smoak, of
Forest Furniture company; and
John E. Justice, Jr., ot Oak Fur
niture company.
Mrs. Clarence Call, of Greens
boro, spent the week-end In this
city with her daughters, Mrs.
John E. Justice, Jr., and Mrs. J-
B. Carter.
men that have followed the flag
to four the corners of the earth
and on the seven seas. Their
Creed today In brief is, “For him
that has borne the battle, his
widow and his orphan."
Every service man is urged to
attend this meeting and htear
more of this service man’s organ
ization. For any information see
any mem'ber. A list of the mem-
■bers will be published next week
in Veterans ot Foreign Wars
Norman Howard Hold Ui
Bond for Fatal Aeeidiiil^'^^
Near Pmon Caanp
Eli Combs, 48, resi(^aat of thJa
city, died in the Will.eEr hospital
early Sunday from Injuries'^" de
ceived when hit by a car on the
highway 'hear the lower Yadkin
Inldge hefe about 12:15 a. m.
Norman Howard, 17, ot Roar
ing River, driver ot the car, was
jailed and placed under bond of
Patrolman Sergeant Carlyle In
gle, with Deputies Oscar Felts
and Bret Cothren, met Howard’s
car one mile east of Wilkesboro
and signaled it to because
only one headlight w^s burning.
When the car failed iL stop the
officers turned and gave, chase,
overhauling Howard’s car in n
short distance on old highway 6#.
Howard stopped, officers sai^ ,
and they informed him that oiM^
light was out. He said that he
did not know that it was out and
the officers further informed him
that It was 'broken out. He then
confessed, officers said, to bitting’
a man on the highway and they
Immediately returned toward this
city and found Combs on the
highway directly In front of the
prison camp. They carried him to
the hospital, where examination
revealed that both legs wert
broken and his skull was frac
tured. He died about eight a.;m.
Howard said did not
see Combs until hi[S'''Md '#«s with-'
in a few feet of %im and that he
was on the pavement as he was
meeting another car. Harrison
Johnson, Guy Blevins and Clyde
Dlmmette, who were with How
ard, were released under bondisjli
of $500 each.
•^CdtSbs la surrived ■by
Mrs. Caroline Combs, four’chil
dren, James L., Pauline, Eari end
Geraldine Combs and his father,
/ames Combb.
He had been making bis home
near Millers Creek and only re
cently had moved to this city,
where he worked at Home Chair
Funeral service will be held
Tuesday, two p. m. at the Penta-
costal Holiness church in this
W. M. A. Jarvis Is
Claimed By Death
William Matthew Alonzo Jar
vis, 81, well known citizen of
Somers township, died Sunday at
his home. Funeral service was
held this afternoon, 2:30, at
Shady Grove church with Rev.
Grady White in charge.
Surviving are four 'brothers and
two sisters: Richard, Joe and C.
Jarvis, Mrs. W. L. Lunsford, Miss
Mlnda Jarvis and Mrs. N. M.
Millers Creek
Finals Tuesday
Dr. Amos Abrams to Speak
Tuesday Night; Large
Class of Graduates
Dr. Noracella McGuire and
Miss Nlmmo Gyser, of Sylvs,
spent the week-end with Dr. Car
olyn Taylor.
Morrison Fountain Pens Going Fast
To Subscribers of Journal - Patriot
The fourth shipment of Morrl-
sou fountain pens to be given to
nei^ or renewal subscribers of
The Journal-Patriot has arrived
aid the pens are being given out
Since The Journal-Patriot an
nounced only a- few weeks ago
that a' genuine Morrison pen with
a lifetime service guarantee
would 'be given each new or re
newal subscription many have tak
en advantage of the offer and
have obtained these fine pens.
We urge that all subscribers
whose subscriptions are ' not
all wno wish to begin new aub-
scrlptlons to,The Journal-Patriot
to act as early as possible while
we are still able to sechra these
high quality peas and give them
qway. J '•
The pens are purchased by The
jonnud-Patriot direct tit/oi • thm
ot, : gnalfty
Morrison pens. This is an intro
ductory offer by the manufactur
ers in order to introduce the
peils In this territory. Heretofore
they have been sold only In a
few key cities in the north and
the advertising offer through
which The Journal-Patriot has se
cured them makes It i^ossible to
give one with each subscription
at the regular rates of only $1.50
per year In the state and $2.00
per year outside of North Caro
-It it is not convenient to bring
your remittance to The Journal-
ready paid well in advance ' attcP Patriot piall it and a pen ivUl be
sent through the mails.
■ .The pens are offered In two at
tractive styles, gen'.lemen’s and
7 All who have received the pens
have fovad them to 'be exactly as
represented and satisfactory Ja
every respect. May we give you
puet ■ . s
Final program of Millers Creek
high school commencement will
take place on Tuesday night when
diplomas will be presented to the
largest class of graduates In the
history of the school and the com
mencement address will he deliv
ered by Dr. Amos Abrams, pro
fessor of English in A. S. T. C.,
(Seventh grade district finals
were held at the school on Friday
and on Sunday afternoon Rev.
Paul Townsend pastor ot the
Boone Methodist church, deliver
ed the baccalaureate sermon in
the presence of a large audience.
The commencement will con
tinue with class night tonight and
graduation Tuesday night.
Task Registering
Voters Is Started!
Books Opened Saturday; Toi|
Close on Saturday,
May Eleventh
Books for the new registration
ot voters in Wilkes county open- I
ed on Saturday, April 27, and re-j
ports from several precincts la-1
dlcate that registration on op«B-|
ing day was very light.
Due to the fact that a new
istration of all voters was aalledj
In Wilkes, all who vote in the|
primary May 25 must register,
gardless of whether or not the
have registered for previous
marles or elections.
Registration 'hooks will
open^ at the poUiag plpe^.
the varlone precincteon^
more Saturdaysj, May
and TO*

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