vbl xxxm. No. 49 Publiflherf Mondajre and mirsdays^^J^tgmKES^ C llJp' »g0 .
$55 Donated Here
To The Red Cross
War Relief Fund
first air raid “alert” was
... sounded at 1:19 p. m. (8:18 a
, e.d.t.) and tbe German planes
■ jwiw*-greeted bj the Uearlest antl-
atreraft harrage of the war, after
■which French fighter squadrons
fought the inradlng craft above
■'’^-^'A?'iiecon)if^’waTe of- bombers
swept toirard Paris at 1:50 p. m
' (8:60 a. m., e.d.t.) and the aR-
«lear signal was not given nniil
2:18 p. m.
A great column of smoke arose
-over (one word censored here)
factory in the suburbs.
Anti-aircraft shells, bursting in
puffs of white, dotted the sky
overcapital and French fight
ing planes battled the German
cndt At a high altitude.
f German airplanes drew the fire
of French guns over the Paris
Jph ■sector today and tank-led Ger-
man armies estimated at more
thi^n 600,000 men massed in the
north threatened a drive toward
the French capital.
The entry of Italy Into the
war on the side of Germany and
an attempt to strike a quick,
"knock-out blow against the allied
armies appeared to be Adolf Hit
ler’s objectives as Nazi air and
land power was turned Increas
ingly against France.
But tbe battle of Flanders—
admittedly won by Germany in a
military sense—went on before
the devastated French port of
Dunkerque, where the last Brit
ish and French soldiers fought a-
gainst great odds with courage
that aroused the admiring com
ment even of the Berlin newspap-
Chapter Treasurer Reports
Some Donations; Large
Fund Is Heeded
LARfiE CLASS GRADUATES AT CITY SCHOOL
Although no canvass has been
made, the sum of 166.00 has been
contributed here toward Wilkes
county’s quota of 1800 for Red
Cross war relief. It was learned
this afternoon from W. Blair
Gwyn, chapter treasurer.
With appeals from National
Red Cross officials coming daily,
chapter leaders are hoping that
Wilkes people will respond In
their usual liberal way and con
sider the county’s quota only a
minimum. Messages daily tell of
thousands of war refugees In
Europe, many of whom will per
ish it aid is not rendered at
Local Red Cross officials point
ed out that contributions may be
made in person or by mail to W.
Blair Gwyn. chapter treasurer, at
the Bank of North Wilkesboro.
The list of contributions re
ceived to date follows:
Mrs. Clarence Call ? ^
Miss Rebecca Moseley 2
B. G. Gentry 1
M. J. Beardslee 5
W. H. McElwee 20
Here are shown the members of the class of 51 seniors who received diplomas of high whort gradua
tion at North Wilkesboro high school on Tuesday ni?ht. Left to right are: front row—^yal
Ralph Whittington, Bessie Lee Anderson, Mary Lois Frazier, Cora Pruitt, Alice Wells, Wayne Cai^li,
Heloise Billings; second row—Yolande Kerbaugh, Ruby Jones, Mabel Johnson, Alice Cuael, Gr^ Fr^
Kilby, Mildred Williams, Wayne Hall. Bill Canter, Hister Absher; third-row-Paul Hai^^, Mary E»-
zabeth Brown, Billie Barnes, Mildred Campbell, Dorothy Jennings, Lorene Jrae^ B^y Hemcoek,
Lloyd Palmer; fourth-row'—Sybil Deal, Mary Jane H ggins, Elsie Butner, Lydia Kerley, Kathleen ^yes,
Annie Ruth Gudger, Ruth Osborne, Bruce Dyson,'' Robert Johnson; fifth row—Houston Steetaan, Tmn-
mie Caudill, Walter Jones, Howard Phillips, R. E. Stewart, Jr, George Cam^II, Jr., M. W. Greene,^.,
Charles Kelly; sixth row—Mack Miller, Paul Ed Cliurch, Don Craven, Jay Grayson, Walter Call, Rob
ert Bowers, Herman Lockhart, Charlie Shatley and Ray Jennings.
Anniversary Organization Plans Celebration
Miss Blanche Ferguson 2
Mrs. D. S. Melville - 1
Miss Emma Eller — 1
Dr. and Mrs. M. G. Edwards .. 3
Furniture Co. 3
Dr. J. S. Deans - 1**
Mrs. N. B. Melville 1
Donald Melville 1
$5.00 Award For
Rules Announced For Contest To
Select “Queen” To Reign During
50th Anniversary Celebration Here
Nominating Coupon Good
For 1,000 Votes Is Pub
lished In This Paper
Some lucky young lady .-jald-
June term of Wilkes superior
court for trial of civil cases- open
ed In Wilkesboro this morning
H. Bobbitt; of
Mrs. W. M. Eller, well known
resident of this city, died at her
home Sunday afternoon about one
o’clock. She had been in ill
health for the past four years but
did not become seriously 111 until
Funeral service will be held
Tuesday afternoon, two o’clock,
at tbe First Baptist church and
burial will be in the Baptist
cemetery in this city.
She was 74 years of age on
May 2 and was a daughter of the
late Mr. ar.d Mrs. John Holloway,
of the Moravian Falls commun
ity. She was married to W. M.
Eller, who died about nine years
ago. Surviving are six sons and
two daughters as follows: Rev.
Leroy Eller, of Moravian Falls;
Ervin Eller, of West Jefferson, J.
M., Keller, and Effner Eller, well
known citizens of this city. Rev.
Eugene Eller, pastor of the First
Baptist church in Pelham, Ga.:
Mrs. F. C. Myers, Logan. W. Va.:
and Mrs. Glenn Cox. North Wil
kesboro. Also surviving are two
sisters, Miss Lucy Hollo'way, of
Moravian Falls, and Mrs. Lydia
Culler, of Winston-Salem.
Service Is Held
On Memorial Day
Fitting Tribute* Paid Those
Who Gave Live* For
Local Artist* Have Oppor
tunity To Wm A Cash
Award and Recognition
At a meeting today of the Pro
gram Committee of the North
WUkesboro 50th Anniversary
Celebration, it was decided that
a 55.00 award be given to the
person submitting a original
drawing or painting that would
be most suitable to adorn the
souvenir program cover, that will
be issued for the historical spec
tacle. "On Wing.s of Time,” to
be presented in conjunction with
the celebration in North Wllkes-
boro on July 1, 2, 3, 4.
The rules are very simple. The
picture must be an original
drawing or painting, and must
be exactly square. That is. it must
measure the same number of
inches in length and width.
It must illustrate or suggest
the theme, “On Wings of Time.”
showing the progress of North
■Wilkesboro from It’s inception to
the present time. All entries must
positively be in by noon on June
The committee reserves the
right to reject any or all of the
sketches if they decide none are
All sketches or paintings are to
be submitted to the program com
mittee, celebration headquarters.
City Hall, North Wilkesboro, with
name and address of contestant.
All contestants should be resi
dents of Wilkes county.
Several organizations joined
ursday afternoon in a memor-
servlce held at the marker on
mortal Avenue in honor of
,se who made the supreme sac-
ice for their country in wars
which the United States has
1 a part.
Leading the service was Frank
Johnson, past commander of
! Wilkes Legion post, who gave
! Legion ritual.
(Vreaths in honor of war dead
re placed on the marker as
lows: Mrs. C. T. Dough ton. for
I D. A. R.: Mrs. Ryburn Under
od, for the U. D. C.; W, W.
mer, representing the Spanish-
lerican War veterans: and Mrs.
G. flnley, for the World War
On Friday Night
ler parts of the Impressive
am included prayer by W.
ibrlel, chaplain of the
post, taps, by Charles Wil-
• and a salute by a firing
’ from Company A, 105th
r be your *hopptoC fuioe-
Populai* Radio Quartet To
Render Program Sponsor
ed By Juniors
The Rangers, of radio station
WBT, Charlotte, one of the most
widely papular male quartets on
the air, will appear in person on
Friday night, June 7. eight o’
clock, in the North Wilkesboro
With the Rangers will be Bill
Bivins, radio announcer, who is
capable of adding much enter
tainment to tbe program.
'The North Wilkesboro council
of the Junior Order Is sponsor of
the program and will share in the
proceeds from the admission
charges of 15 and 25 cents. A
largo crowd Is expected to attend.
Tubproulosls may bo detected
In Its early stages by a skin test,
followed by x-ray when the re
action 1* positive.
Celobnktion that will be held on
July 1, 2, 3, 4. She will be crowiA
ed with all the pomp and cere
mony of a real Queen on the
opening night of the celebration,
and will reign supreme for four
The coronation will precede
the historical spectacle, “O n
Wings of Time”, following which
the Queen will retire to the
“Court of Honor,” with her Pages
The winner of second place will
be titled “Miss Columbia,” which
will be In Itself a very great
honor, as will the 12 Princesses
to the Court of North Wilkesboro.
The twelve Princesses will be the
top twelve holding the next
highest amount of votes.
The Queens Contest Committee
composed of Mrs. Palmer Horton,
chairman, Mrs. E- Gardner,
Mrs. Ivey Moore, Mrs. J. S. Deans,
Mrs. L. L. Carpenter, Mrs. H. T.
Clark. Mrs. R. P. Casey, and
Keith Glngles, promotional direc
tor. met today to complete final
The rules of the contest follow:
1. Any girl 16 years of age or
older is eligible to enter the con
2. She must be a resident of
3. The contest opens today,
June 3rd, and will close at 10 a.
m. June 27th.
(a) One “Nominating Coupon”
will be credited to each girl giv
ing her 1,000 votes:
(b) A credit of 10 votes will
be given for every “News” Vote
Coupon cast for a contestant.
(c) A credit of 1,000 votes will
be given for every “Advance
Ticket Vote Coupon” cast for a
(d) A credit of 1,000 votes will
be given to the contestant for
every $10.00 she turns into head
quarters tor ticket sales.
(e) An additional credit (or
iionus) on all votes received as
follows: 20 per cent at the end
of the second week; 15 per cent
at the end of the third week; 10
per cent at the end of the fourth
4. Advance tickets may be ob
tained from Mrs. Palmer Horton
the latter part of this week.
5. Votes may be deposited in
Ballot Boxes -which will be placed
In prominent downtown locations
or may be mailed to “Queen Con
te et Committee” Celebration
Headquarters, City Hall Building.
Announcement of the winners
will be made on June 27th.
A nominating coupon good for
1,000 votes may be found else
where in this newspaper, and may
be mailed or delivered by hand to
Queen Contest Committee, City
HiUl Building, North Willcoaboro.
The term, which will continue
through this week and next, will
work constantly on the civil cal
endar, which contains many cas
Hear Tom Dewey
VIsmy From Wilke* Plan To
Hear Pre*idential A*pir-
ant On Saturday
Week For Plans
General Meeting Of Organi
zation Held On Friday
Night At City Hall
With a large representation
from all committees, the organi
zation Jor North Wllkesboro’s
Several Wilkes county Repub
licans are planning to go to Wln-
ston-Shlem Saturday night to
hear an address by Thomas E.
Dewey. New York City’s racket
busting district attorney who is
recognized as a leading candidate
for the Republican nomination
for the presidency this year.
The energetic young man who
ha.s been leading in every poll a-
mong Republicans for the nomi
nation will arrive in Greensboro
Saturday morning, will confer
with Republican leaders there,
have lunch at Sedgefleld and vis
it Thomasvllle and Lexington be
fore arriving at Winston-Salem.
He will speak at eight o’clock
In the Bowman Gray Memorial
stadium and a crowd of 15,000 Is
expected. His address, which may
be one of the most important of
his campaign, will be broadcast
over the entire Red Network of
the National Broadcasting com
pany from coast-to-coast.
with the aid of chemicals the
North Wilkesboro fire depart
ment put out a small blaze in the
rooms of Dr. J. L. Page, colored
physician, on A street about one
o’clock Saturday morning. The
bed had caught fire but the blaze
was put out with little damage.
here June 30 thnfagh^^Slir^ met
at the city hall Friday night to
go Into plans for the five-day
Each of the six divisions of the
organization were taken up sep
arately and each division chair
man reported briefly on their
Keith Glngles, promotion man
ager and pageant master of the
John B. Rogers Producing com
pany, of Fostoria, Ohio, who will
stage the historical spectacle dur
ing the celebration, addressed
the meeting and highly compli
mented the organization on the
evidences of cooperation already
I During this week he will meet
with each committee separately
at the city hall on the following
dates and outline their duties:
Tuesday, June 4—Press, one
o’clock, p. m.; Distributive, two:
Speakers, three: Promotion, four;
Wednesday, June 5—Histori
cal Data committee, one p. m.;
Talent, two; Scenario and Title,
three; Costume and Make-up,
four; Properties, five; Construc
tion, seven; Audience, eight.
Thursday, June 6—Air Show
Regatta committee, one p. m.;
Museum and Historical Window,
two; Music, three; Parade, four;
Special Days, five; Religious Par
ticipation, seven; Celebration
Friday. June 7—Recwtlon and
Home Coming committee, one p.
m.; Traffic and safety, two;
Miscellaneous meetings of var
ious committees may be called
on Saturday, June 8, if necessary.
Mr. Glngles explained that hun
dreds will be Included in the cast
of the historical spectacle to be
presented on the nights of July
1, 2, 3 and 4 and assured the or
ganization that the pageant ■will
be highly successful.
r urday InJuly; €oil|
El£ective First .S»t-
At a meeting ^ the member*'
of the Wilkes County Democratle
Executive Committee held at Ho
tel Wilkes in this city Saturday
afternoon, J. R. Rousseau and C.
0. McNiel, chairman and secre
tary, respectively, of the execu
tive committee, tendered their
resignations effective the first
Saturday in July.
Practically all of the precinct
chairmen were in attendance lii
response to a letter requesting
that they meet in the city ' last
Saturday. It is stated that the Ut
ters did not state the purpose of
the meeting, and the resignations
of Mr. Rousseau and Mr. McNUl
came as a surprise to the commit
The executive committee met
during the county convention on
May 11th and re-elected, without
opposition, Mr. Rousseau chair
man and Mr. McNlel as secretary
of the committee.
The executive committee will
meet again on Saturday, July 6th,
at 3 p. m., for the purpose of
electing a new chairman and sec-
. ‘Fightingest Man’ 4
CUb. Paul RoUet, 71. “fighiiiifMg
a*ga ia France," ha* reqaested
4hra dnty. BoUet w»* retired to
ttn, after M yean of ■ervice. He to
year yoonger than Gen. Msvii—
Vagaad, allied ariny head
Clinic On June 13
The June clinic for cripple*
will be held at the Wilkes hos
pital on Th'ursday morning, June
13, Dr. A. J. Eller, Wilkes coun
ty health officer, today annottk^
ducted under sponsorship of-the'
North Wilkesboro KiwanU clnh.
in cooperation with the county
health department, continue to
be successful and each month new
cases are found and referred to
orthopedic hospitals for treat
ment. No charge Is made for ex
amination of crippled or deform
ed persons In the clinics.
Of Home Clidw b
Women From Several Cona>
6 Defendants In
Fine* suid Prison Sentence*
Me(ted Out On Liquor
■ ^ ■
Home demonstration cturb woK-
en from six connties, Caldwell,
Alexander, Watauga. Avery, Ashe,
and Wilkes, gathered in their *at>
nual district meeting, which wna.
held in the North Wllkeabon*
school auditorium Thursday, May
30, convening at 10:30 o’clock la
tbe morning. Mrs. L. P. Miller,
chairman of the district, which to
Number Three, presided for the
meeting and Miss Elizabeth
Bridge acted as secretary.
After tbe meeting was called
to order the gronp read in unisoa
(Continued cm page eight)
Six defendants in a liquor con
spiracy case in federal court at
Wilkesboro Friday were fined a
total of $1,750 and drew over
seven years in prison.
The sentences in. the case were:
Waiter A. Anderson, fine $500
and 18 months in federal reform
atory; Tom H. Williams, fine
$500 and year in Letwlsburg, Pa,,
prison; Phillip Yates, fine $760
and 15 months In Chllllcothe,
Ohio, reformatory: Edwin Jen
nings, 18 months In Chllllcothe;
Lee A. Drake, Jr., year and a day
In Chllllcothe; H. Clay Holland,
year and a day In Lewlshurg,
Pa. The sentences begin June 7.
In another case Harvey Shew
was sentenced to a year and a
day in Chillluothe and Harrison
Shew drew the same sentence.
Judge Johnson J. Hayes ad
journed court Friday afternoon
until July 8, when work on the
criminal docket will be resumed.
1000 _ VOTES — 1000
NORTH WILKESBORO’S ■
' 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Queen Nominating Coupon
Nominations Close 12, Noon, Jane 13
1000 — VOTES — 1000
Federal Judge Addresae* Ran
ral Letter Carriers Itt
Memorial Day Meet
No Cases Of T. B.
Found In Clinic
230 Children X-Rayed But
No Active Case* Of Dis
Among thousands of Wilkes
county school children given tests
in a recent tuberculosis clinic not
one active case of the disease was
found, according to information
released today by the Wilkes
county health department.
A total of 230 classed as reac
tors to the tuberculin tests were
X-rayed and specialists who stu
died the pictures did not diagnose
any case as active tuberculosis.
A very small number ware
classed as doubtful and referred
for additional study, however.
the «da. f*t y«a
for le« moB*n ter „
An address by Federal Judge
Johnson J. Hayes featured tha
program of the Brushy Mountain
District Rural Letter Carriers as
sociation's annual Memorial Day
meeting Thursday In Wilkesboro.
Also on the program were num
bers by the Key City Songsters
quartet and other entertaining
Officers elected were as fol
lows: Mr. Millsaps, of Hiddenlte,
president; J. B. Henderson, of
Wilkesboro, vice president; and
W. O. Bowman, of Taylorsville,
The following resolutions were
prepared by a comnittee com
posed of Carey P. Lowranco,
chairman, J. A. Gilliam and D.
Fred Mlllstead and passed by the
"Resolved: First,—That we ex
press our thanks and appreciation
to Judge Johnson J. Hayes for his
masterful and timely address to
“iSecond—We also want to
thank T. E. Story, the quartet
and other musicians for their
renditions, the Methodist church
for the use of their building, and
the pastor for his part on the pro
gram, the town of Wilkesboro for
the use of tbe Community club
house, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hen
derson and all others who have
given liberally of their time for
the entertainment of the conven
"Third—We desire to record
our appreciation to our retiring
officers for their faithfnl sovlcer
during their tenure of office."
The meeting was well atttod-'
ed by membera and tb^ ta&f-
liee and a •umptoous . Dteato:
style lunch wa* enjoyed at niooB,