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Pmkleat RoomtaU* today Kp-
pobkted two promlHont .Bep'ibli-
oMa to hlKh'cabtaet" pobU In
what appoara to har« Ibeen th«
fonnatloB ot a coalttlov cabinet
In the face ot an' international
Col. Frank Kapi^-. Chicago-
BgjfiM^er pgihUahfgfiiha iraa Re-
-^Pi^i^ted sec-
9t '4i9 '^Vy, ''raCeeedlng
C-iaiT Ehiiaon. Stim^on, who
iigpi/a member of President Cool-
idiete cabinet, was appointed sec-
rethTF ot war today.
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Be dj^dieil'By, M
KingMj^orge Quite a ‘Sbot’
Dr. j. Clyde Turner To
Speak At Annlvertary
Celebration June 30
Britim Bombed
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HoafUitlea between France and
the axis armies are expected to
cease IMday—or Saturday at the
latest—the official Italian news
agency reported today, asserting
that French plenipotentiaries
hare started back to Bordeaux
with the terms dictated by Hitler
Qd Massolinl.
^^e place ot meeting between
'French envoys, who arrived
in ’gt ^aow-'whlte idane “nome-
e'* in German - occupied
hern France, was not given.
...tier’s high command mean-
wh^rasnoonced the tall of Lyon,
FqjihM’a third largest city, 200
nates north of Marseille, and the
capture of more than 200,000
prisoners. Including General Alt-
mejer, commander of the 10th
French army.
Fifty thousand French poilus
from the eastern Maginot line
surrendered their arms this
morning to Swiss soldiers and
poured across the Swiss frontier.
Waves of German planes, at
tacking from midnight to dawn,
rained new death and destruction
on England in the opening phase
of the “battle of Britain’’.
The German radio, in a cryptic
report, declared that “members
of the French government are not
at all agreed on the Question of
laying down arms”—lending cred
ence to unconfirmed reports that
France has learned the gist of
e ■yia terms, found thMn too
_ i gor-"the nation’s honor, and
resolved to fight on.
London.—More than 100 Ger
man iplanes raided Britain last
night as the Royal Air Force
struck back fiercely with bomb
ing attacks deep Into German
The German attack on Britain
was the second^ on successive
nights. German "plane.'? bombed
* ts of England, Wales and
An authoritative source said
'that “considerably more’’ than
100 German planes carried out
.je attack. Three German bomb-
^rs were brought down by R. A.
F. fighters, another was believed
to have been destroyed by anti
aircraft fire and several more
were believed damaged badly.
“Large numbers of bombs,’’ it
was said, “were dropped in vari
ous parts of the country. It was
the biggest raid yet.’’
Visibility last night, it was said,
was poorer than on the previous i
Dr. 3. Clyde Turner, widely
known as one of the outstanding
ministers of the Southern Bap
tist convention, will open North
Wllkesboro’B 60th anniversary
celebration here on the evening
of June 30 with a sermon at the
fairgrounds, where the historical
spectacle, “On Wings of Time,’’
will be shown the following four
Dr. Turner is pastor of the
First Baptist church in Greens
For four years he was president
of the Baptist State convention
and at two sessions of the Bap
tist World Alliance, held at To
ronto, Canada, and Atlanta, Ga„
he was a speaker before that
body. He has addressed several
sessions of the Southe'n Baptist
convention and is one of the out
standing speakers in the south to
With the grandstand and addi
tional seats which will be placed
for the anniversary celebration,
there will be sufficient seating
arrangements at the fairgrounds
to accomodate a record crowd
which is expected to gather here
for the opening of the celebration
and to hear the sermon by Dr.
Services will not be held at the
churches in this city that evening
and the combined choirs of the
First Baptist, Methodist and Pres
byterian churches will furnish
The Celebration will have a
full program of activity from the
evening on June 30 through July
4. Highlighting the event will be
the historical pageant each night,
a mammoth parade oach-dny-*®* •
an address by Governor Clyde R.
Hoey on July 4.
^ Cross' F|p^
Here Pass'$900.00
Vifiitors Barred
During a itcent Inspection tour of a gun factory that Is operating — t--- — —
night and day onder war pressure. King George tried out a Bren etlll far short of the revlsod Quo-
machine gnn. He puj 60 boUeis In or close to the bulls-eye at 20 yards, ta of $1,600 set for the chapter,
and remarked: “I had no Idea the gun was so steady." The king has made according to today’s report from
a number of personal inspections In factories laMy. *»-•- r>—- -v..-.*—
Lucas Meets With The
Registrars For^ Pimary
Says Elections
View Of Public
j ournal-Patriot
Not To Be Issued
Monday, June 24
There will be no Lssue of
The Journal-Patriot on Mon
day, .lune 24, and the new.s
and features originally sche
duled for Miat l!«>»e wlU be
combined with the Thursday
The Thursday Iseue, which
will be published earlier than
usual during the week, will be
the special edition commemo
rating the !SOth anniversary of
North Wilkesboro.
Rattlesnake Is Held
By* A
Young Man Held
For Forging Note
George Wyatt Tried In City
Court and Given Sentence
Of Eighteen Months
George Wyatt, 25-year-old res
ident of the Halls Mills commun
ity, drew a sentence of 18 months
on the roads after being convict
ed on a charge involving forgery.
According to the evidence Wy
att presented a note for the a-
mount of $26 at the Northwestern
Bank here, bearing the purported
signatures of Mrs. J. D. Hall and
W. M. Osborne, well known resi
dents of the Halls Mills and Mc-
Grady communities.
was LiiMu — r-- ^ Belic^viag that there was some-
night, a factor that aided the Ger- | wrong with the note, Po-
^ — V— I„ inter- j g -^valker was notl-
msc bombers in avoiding inter
The raiders concentrated to a
greater extent o n industrial
areas, it was said.
“Some damage was done to cer
tain industrial factory buildings,’’
it was said, “hut considering the
great number of bombs dropped,
the damage was slight through
out the whole of the attacks.”
Amateur Program
‘ At Boomer School
fVn Saturday night, June 22.
V. the choir of Boomer is sponsoring
^^an amatenr program at the
iitehoolhouse. All amateur mnstci-
m. are invited to be present and
-part with lastmmental and
vocal selecUons, stunts, etc. There
win he a'grand prise of $5.00 giv
en to the heat musician. Other
prtaee are offered as follows: In-
aWi»ental—best band, quartet,
trlhk itiet. «oioi Vocal—best quar-
*’tetfctrlo. duet and solo.
Fanl B. Collins, of Llncolnton,
and his quartet, will be present
aid entertain before and after the
Ice Cream Supper
^ On T’riday Night
cream supper will
K«id okHhe lawn at the home of
and Mrs. Earl Meadows at
j||e3 Knob on Friday night, Juno
*1 eight o'clock.
^ ice ub^aily by business flijis knd
"of yttoufe individual, of North Wilkesboro.
®2^' ]^ti^‘ehttrch. -rhe-pnln
a nwet cordial inviUtion
tied and it was soon established
that the names had been forged.
In order for the case to be
within the jurisdiction of the eity
court here, Wyatt entered a plea
of guilty to forcible trespass and
was given 18 months by Mayor
R. T. McNlel, municipal court
Hanes Hosiery 9
Will Play Here
A large rattlesnake having 16
rattles was killed Wednesday near
the home of J. I. McGIamery in
the Purlear community by Rom-
mie and Claude Whittington, of
Lewis Fork. The snake was held
at bay some 15 or 20 minutes by
a dog owned by .Miss Nettie Y.
Three Get Terms
On Larceny Count
State Election Board Chair
man Says Marking Of
Ballots Restncted
Rulings by W. A. Lucas, of
Wilson, state election board
chairman, that all primaries and
elections shall be held In the view
of the public and not behind
closed doors, and that no person
who is employed by the United
States government or the state
of Wirth Cardtrtia" shalT serve ns
sn '^ecflon ,official, .were tl»«
highlights of the meeting of reg
istrars and judges held this morn
ing at the courthouse In Wilkes
The state election hoard chair
man was .accompanied to the city
by Walter Woodson, of Salisbury,
a member ot the state iboard of
Mr. Lucas spoke briefly to the
election officials and other citi
zens who attended the meeting,
telling them that the free ballot
was one of the greatest privileges
I enjoyed by our democratic gov
ernment, and that the rights of
Northwestern Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Dick
R. W. Gwyn, Jr.
International Shoe Co. —
Forest Furniture Co.
employes — —
Stony Hill school and
teacher —
F.. B. jBkJwarta .—- --
■C. D. Jr.
h. andkri; Jgke’Cftinill
Mrs. B. S. Call —
!the people should be safeguarded
Esteil Hayes, Alvin Coffey
And Ralph King Sentenc
ed In The City Court
Hanes Hosiery nine from Win
ston-Salem, widely recognized as
one of the leading semi-pro base
ball teams in the state, will play
North Wilkesboro at the fair
grounds here Sunday, June 23,
three o’clock. One of the best
games of the season is anticipat
Police Chief J. E. Walker said
today that three young men had
been sentenced for larceny and
receiving of tools valued at over
Estel Hayes and Alvin Coffey,
of the Pairplalns community
north of this city, were given an
active sentence ot 18 months on
the roads tor larceny and 18
months tor receiving stolen goods.
The third member, Ralph King,
of Yadkinville, was given eight
months at the county home and
eight months suspended.
According to information gain
ed by police several days after
the theft occured, the trio stole
carpenter tools, brick layer’s tools
and copper pipe from a tool house
by election officials at all times.
Mr. Lucas read several sections of
the election law, especially that
section pertaining to marking
baUots in the primary. “Markers
are not permitted in the pri
mary,’’ Mr. Lucas stated, and no
election official has any right
whatever to mark a ballot under
the law only in two exceptions:
If a near relative of a physically
disabled person or a person who
cannot read or write Is not pres
ent or an elector present who has
not marked any other voter’s bal
lot Is not present, then, and only
then, can an election official
mark a ballot.
Mr Lucas stated that the same
election officials, both Democrats
and Republicans, if not already
resigned, shall serve in the pri
mary to be held Saturday. June
22. He also stated that the bal
lot boxes and booths shall be in
view of the pubUc. and be roped
off as required by law so that
,, , people cannot gather around too
near where a residence is being voting place.' Mr. Lu-
erected for Edd Gardner in this
city. The tools were the property
Lytle Howell
High School Band
Uniforms Arrive
The North Wilkesboro high
school band, which progressed
splendidly during its first year,
will blossom out in beautiful
new uniforms at its next public
A sample of the new uniforms
is now on display in the show
window at Marlow’s Men’s Shop.
The 'unds to purchase the uni
forms .nd equipment for the up-
snd coming band were donated
Um the advertlsinf ecltmiu d
paper m-)»v eh^nteafKitei
of A. C. Coffey,
and others.
King was picked up by Yadkin
officers and police here learned
that some of the tools were found
in the car he was driving. Police
Chief J. E. Walker went to Yad-
klnvllle Saturday and questioned
King, who confessed to his part
and implicated Hayes and Coffey.
He told Chief Walker that the
bulk of the tools had been sold
to Geno Brooks at Dehart in
Wilkes county and officers went
to Brooks’ home and recovered
several tools. Coffey had pawned
the remainder of the tools to
Pet Hayes at Mountain View for
work done on a car, it was learn
ed, and officers were able to re
cover all the stolen tools.
At least two of the trio had
been under suspicion relative to
other tiefU in thla lecaUty and
officers brieve that their arrest
tod convietlosL will ^ ii^stto to
cas said he thought the voting
should be so conducted that the
poblic could know what was go
ing on. ,
The state chairman also in
structed the registrars to return
all used, unused and spoiled bal-
lots to the cc'”--cy board of elec
tions when they bring in their
poll books.
One of the most far-reaching
rulings made by Mr. Lucas during
serve as an election official. He?
lows: “No person holding any ol- the convention,
flee or place of trust or profit
under the government of the
United States, or,of the state of
North CaroUna, or any political
sDhdlvlslon thereof, shall he elig
ible to appointment as an elec
the epidemic of breakr4ne*and ijuto hl«li4w;. ooBupkMlon,^ wd
. -4T CCbtttfcilte fttfctl
Forest Fnmitiire Cop^any
Employes CootrSbute
Sum Of $100.bO"'
Contributions to the WUkes
county chapter of the Red Cross
for relief of war sufferers today
passed the $900 mark but are
W. Blair Owyn, chapter treasurer,
who is receiving contrllratlons at
the Bank of North Wilkesboro.
Todays total was $907.78, rep
resenting a gain ot $212.12 since
the lost published report Mon
A $100 contribution from em
ployes of Forest Furniture com
pany aided materially In the
boost, as well as $25 each from
International Shoe company and
the Northwestern Bank and sev
eral contributions by small firms
and individuals in substantial a-
The list of contributors since
Monday follows:
Previously reported $695.66
Mr. and Mrs. James Ritchie 2.00
l^oil^Deaiie |
In 2nd PHmaiy
Will B« Held On SatnrdaFf
Jone 22, In Eight Con
gressional District
Every armory bi New Tork state
has here init under military gnard.
The build lugs have been closed to
the febUc to prevent possible sabo
“Queen” Contest
Interest Is Now
On The Upgrade
A Friend
A Friend
Several Girls Yet Have Op-
portanhy To Capture
Coveted Honor
Forester Beverage Co
Belk’s Department Store _
Forester-Prevette Insur
ance Agency — -
Mayor and Mrs. R. T.
A Friend
, 1.00
Democrats of the Eighth con
gressional district wilt go to the
polls on Saturday, June 22, to
choose a nominee for congress.
‘The candidates in the second
primary for the nomination are
W. O. Burgln, ot Lexington, the
present representative in con
gress, and C. B. Deane, ot Rock
It is recalled that Burgln and
Deans staged a memorable fight
for the nomination two years ago
and the nomination was finally
given to Burgln through arbitra
In the first primary this year
Burgln, Deane. Bob Steele, III,
D. G. Phillips and Giles Yeomans
Newton were candidates for the
Democratic nomination and Bur
gln led In the first primary but
lacked several thousand having a
In the first primary two yeara
ago Deane was leader by a small
margin and Burgln called for a
second primary. There were many
charges ot vote fraud and illegal
use of the absentee ballot and
the controversy was heard by the
state board ot elections and was
carried through the courts be
fore it was finally settled by ar
'fne congest tor the nomlnatioa
to congress ElghUi dtstg^
.«t1 Ka Anal* AnA 1T1 ■ ~gi irHll# ’
wm ^ the pnly one ip' a wi^oa*
primaiy in the state thla year.
|H|di«day mona;^
Henry Gray Absbor
With suffering becoming more
acute dally, especially In France,
Red Cross officials are urging
that those who have not made
contributions do so as early as
possible. Contributions may be
carried or mailed to W. Blair
Gwyn, chapter treasurer, at
Bank of North Wilkesboro.
Interest in the contest to select
a "queen’’ to reign during North
Wilkeshoro's 50th anniversary
celebk."i;v/u July 1, 2, 3 and 4 Is
very much on the upgiade here
this week, celebration headquart
ers announced.
the. last tabulation .liiae Re
becca Rnjne, of tbds city, had re-
margin of difference In votes for seven Saturday evening,
fourteen candidates remained A light vote 1 s
close and the Queen Contest throughout the district,
committee said that it is any
body’s race at present.
The standing was reported to
day as follows: Rebecca Brame, ' ^ XT* *
Peggy Church, Bessie Lee Ander- A^/siHArit VirHlII
son, AUme Greene, Nell Rous- ACWUCUl T IVIUM
seau, Betty Halfacre, Jean Moore,
Holt Hudson, Janie McDlarmld. citizen Of Wilkesboro Route
Elizabeth Cashlon, Mary Parker _ . .
Kelly, Mildred Williams, Mary
Bransom Poteat Is
T. B. Clinic To
Begin July First
Will Be Conducted By Dr.
H. F. Elasom From State
Hulet and Betty Rhodes.
Votes for the candidates for
“queen’’ are gained through sale
the of tickets to “On Wings ot Time,”
historical spectacle to be present
ed on the nights of July 1, 2, 3
and 4 at the fairgrounds. Tickets
are being sold In advance at
three for one dollar and the low
est price gate admission on per
formance nights will be 55 cents.
Patrons tickets, which will be the
best seats available, are being
sold at one dollar each.
Every dollar’s worth of tickets
purchased has 1,000 votes in the
“queen” contest.
Dr. H. F. Easom, a diagnostici
an of North Carolina state sanl-
toriura, will conduct a tubercu
losis clinic for adults in conjunc
tion with the Wilkes county
health department, beginning
July 1.
Announcement of the clinic was
made by Dr. A. J. Eller, Wilkes
county health officer, who said
that examination will be given
without charge and urged that all
persons who have any reason to
suspect they may haye contracted
tuberculosis to be examined.
Examinations will be by ap
pointment, which may be oWialn-
ed by calling the health office In
the courthouse in Wilkesboro.
Hayes Delegate
G.O.P. Meeting
rulings maa« uz - Attorney Kyle Hayes, Eighth
the meeting was that no employe district delegate to
of the government or st*te cou o Republican national conven-
nfiiciSkL . . a..,.u
Another Wilkes
Quartet On Air Buhop Gribbin
Two Diea Of Injuries;
Funeral Today
Bransom Poteat, age 41, a citi
zen ot Wilkesboro route 2, died
at the Wilkes hospital Tuesday
from injuries received on Satur
day night when an automoblla
which he was trying to push out
of a ditch ran over him.
Injuries to his head and Intern
al injuries caused his death.
Funeral service was held today
at Baptist Home church, conduct
ed by Rev. A. B. Hayes and Rev.
Edd Hayes.
Surviving are his wife. Mrs.
Dorothy Hayes Poteat. and 'seven
children: Irene, Stuart, Grady,
Worth, Hubert, Maxine and J. H.
GospeA Singers Begin Series
01 Programs Over WMFR
In High Point
serve as an ejectiuu «... -- heij in Philadelphia,
read the law on this point, as foi- Saturday morning
ta/viriino' unv Ol- _ ..
Keith Saunders
Visitor In City
The Gospel Singers, a quartet
composed ot four young men of
Wilkes county, have begun a se
ries of programs over radio sta
tion WMFR, High Point, and will
continue to be on the air over
that station each Saturday after
noon, three o’clock. Their first
program, which was well receiv
ed, was on Saturday, June 15.
Members of the quartet are:
Robert Reeves, first tenor; Bal-
mer Hayes, second tenor; Rev. T.
0. Adams, baritone: and Rex
West, bass. Rev. Mr. Adams is
substituting for Lonnie Moore un
til he recovers from a broken leg.
The Gospel Singers, who have
taken part in many singing con
ventions and other programs, Is
well known in this .part of the
state and they invite their friends
to hear their radio programs.
ime «> Keith Saunders, a
tlon official.” This law will necos- tlve of the highway safety dlyla-.
sarily bring about the resignation: iqn, was a vialtor here today,
of 0. C. Staley as .a member of Ma, Saunders deals witli
the opunty bpart. of 'electlpns, safety .education ^ Ih^ep^
U he retalM.hla^’Posltlon with the ~ «
Resident Mulberry
Township Succumbs
Funeral service waa held Tues
day'at'Haymeadow church for J.
SB* M • re.B — AddJaaAM A#
To Speak Sunday
The Right Reverend Robert E.
Gribbin, Bishop of the Diocese of
Western North Carolina, will
make his annual visitation to St.
Paul’s Episcopal church on next
Sunday, June 23rd. The service
will be held at eight o’clock in
the evening and the bishop will
preach and administer the rite of
Holy Confirmation. The offertory
will be a vocal solo by Miss Bert
Holman. The public Is cordially
Invited to attend.
Expecting Large
Crowd To Attend
Reunion Of Ellers
A large crowd is expected to
attend the reunion of the EHIer
family to be held Sunday, June
23, at Bolling Springs Baptist .
church about twelve miles west
of this city near highway 421.
The day’s program will begin
at ten a. m. and before noon Rev.
O. W, Ssbaatlan will preach.
A feature of the day will be the
pknlc style dinner 'at noon and
all are asked to have baskets well ^
filled irith good eats.
Judge Johnson J. Hayee will
spei^at two o’clock.' and the '
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