JLondon.—rofty *r«M of
dpn w«r*^%bowfr*4 with h^h
•ftploctra and Incendiarr bi^bii
dro^l«d hr » •toodr proo^on
ot Nait ^rplanaa orernlsht, and
amour th« objoots struck were a
famous church, one of the ctty^
oldest hotels and a promenade
known, the world pTsr., ..
w Thera ««* k moahttog «*t ot
eMvaUiea; Ineli^Hiic rnwy klHed.
•ten}taii€OU8 i8id» were carried
out against Wales, Southwest
and Northwest England. They all
.hal^sy .but nothing like the
-Thalterlng London was experlenc-.
Early this morning London had
a brief respite but the raldors
wets back again with a concerted
effort to pierce the curtain of
steel hurled skyward by anU-ate-
Great hlgh-erploelTO bombs and
Incendiary "fbreadbaakeU’* upset
busee. struck at rail lines and
•pread fire and debris from one
end of the city to the other as
an unbroken procession of Ger
man 'warplanes assaulted the cap^
ttai by moonlight.
PYom northern enrlrons t o
aouthernmost tip, the
trembled with the shock of tht
exploding bombs and the shud
dering crash of an incessant anti
Impomible to TeU
Se intense was the din that It
at times almost impossible
to which noises were those
of bombs and which were those of
the defensive guns.
For NeUd Year Planned
In County Wide
Fanners Meet With Repre-
sentatirea Of Government
Agencies To Lay Plans
London.—Britain’s night bomb
ers have set ablaze the center of
the great German Krupp works
at Essen, left the oil refineries
In Hamburg a ring of spreading
Are and pounded the naval base
of Wilhelmsiiaven with more
than 15 tons of honrbs, the air
ministry disclosed last night.
Sweeping In over the glowing
newly bombed "invasion coast,
waves of roya' air force boilers
struck deep into Germany Tum-
day night for a series of assaults
that rivaled any previous foray.
mrst of all. the bombers swept
in Mom the North Sea on Bremen.
™ guid the raid began
The Brushy MouWtUlllB have
long been famous for prodnc-
tion of bigger and becter apples
but this plcbore proves that
enormous pears can also be
produced. Shown hehe lb WUkes
Coroner 1. M. Myers with a
pear presented him by B. C.
Price. The pear, Whicn Is now
on display at Gall Hotel here,
tipped the scales at 1 8*4
pounds, and is perhaps the
largest ever grown In this sec
Songsters To Go
On Air October 20
Wilkes county agrlcultur/d
planning board for 1941 held Its
meeting this week and outlined
a broad program of, agricultural
progress for the coming year In
The meeting was held under
auspices of the extension service
and was called by J. B. Snipes,
county agent. Many leading farm
ers were in attendance, as well as
representatives of various agen
Officials present Included:
County Agent Snipes, District
Agent O. F. McCrary: P. W. Ed
wards, head of the local unit of
the soil conservation service; J.
B. Highsmlth, Farm Security ad
ministration supervisor for this
territory: Miss Elizabeth Wil
liams, home demonstratoin agent.
Twenty-five farmers were pres
ent and the discussions of goals
for the county lasted for more
than two hours. The meeting was
held In the office of the county
Some of the goals under dif
ferent phases o f agricultural
work discussed were the follow-
racem on more farms to prevent
severe erosion; greater use of
Btrte.cropping **>8 planUag of
Book* Op«n In Variooi Pr»>
^ uDcU At" PollitiM PUcm A.
J. M. BrooEfaton, of Baleigh,
Democrattc candidate for gov
ernor, who win addrees a Dem
ocratic rally afe Nortti WHkeo-
boro high s^^: gynuuMlinm on
the night XH Grt|^>er 17.
Broughton WO .
Here Oct. 17th
A County-Wide Democratie
Rally and Pith Fry An*
nounced For Thursday
J. M. Broughton, Deniberatic
candidate for governor of North
Carolina, will speak at a Wilkes
county Democratic rally to be
held In the North Wllkesboro
high school gymnasium- on Thurs
day night, Ooto^r 17.
AjUKraoc«^i^ of the rally, and
IdlMe of Siie'iiiaaiWds^ for :
Ob Saturdaj^ ’Oet. 12
Octdfer W Desii
So much har bees Ifrtttun so
Bald .ahoik .registratioh on Oe-,
tober it of men for .tnlHttpi^;
training- tliat many have
looked., the ra^t that reglatrat
bookt'for th-o-fall election wU
open On Saturday, October 12.
TTie booka will be open at the
various polling places on thrd^
BUCceBBlve Saturdays, October 12,-
19 and 26. The following Sktutv.
:day, November 2, will be ^ chSiL
lenge day and the election inll be
on Tuesday, November 5.
A new registration was ordered
In Wilkes this spring before the
primary! Those who registered
for the primary will not have to
register for the fall election bi^
those who failiid to register bo*-
fore the'primary this year, re
gardless of prerionB reglstratlonsi
must register In order to vote In
the November election. •'
It Is expected that workers of
both -parties in Wilkes will make
special effort to obtain large
registration of their respective
political affiliations before the
books olose on October 26.
W. H- McBlwee, "chairman of
the Wllkee county board of elec
tions, has asked registrars of the
various precincts to call by his
office and receive supplies before
Saturday of this week-
Of Aug. 14
Mm. W. C. Cooper, ot Motda-
vHie, will preach the sermon
at the meetliig of the Winstoti-
Salom Presbytery at Kills Pres
byterian cbordi near Pilot
Meet On Tuesday
Near Pilot Mtn.
Rev. W. C. Cooper To Pzenek
Surmon; North Wilkes-
barb.Cliurch In Group
H. B. -.Hanford, Presbyterian
Miyinan oif Nocksvlile, will call
:y of Wl
Are To Be^Ui
CommRtee Names Tho!
Boards For Two Dio>
trieta In The Coontjr
The committee named by
ernor Hoey to appoint two di
boards for Wilkes county
made ita recommendations.
The board In area number
with headquarters In Wllkesbor
will be composed of J. WJ
and O. K. Whittington, of
boro, and T. O. Minton, of i
pion. Dr. E. N. PbiUlpS is £&
dan for the district and ^-.1
McDuffie is the board’s atterasr.
For district two with • |M '
Huarters in North Wllkesboro^
three board members are^X:'
Williams, J. R. Hix. of this .Sttn
ahd Ernest EMwmrds, of .RpsMa.
Dr. J. H. McNeill was designated,
physician and Bngsne Trlvettal
The committee who appoilited |
the draft boards is compost off |
C. C. Hayes, clerk of court:
H. McElwee, chairman of the
oonnty board of elections; C. K.
Eller, county snperintehdeoit off
Schools; and R. T. McNlel, tuayor
of North Wllkesboro.
Teachers of Wllkee county eoh-
unteered their services to apsffd
In registration when It was Isaim-
ed that over 200 people capable
of filling out reglstratloa blaalw
wHl be needed for the tMk “
rUgtotsqrlBi ahont 4,760 maa:
an* 3« la.
bomheff intn 'Wirl
"The docks were repeatedly
hit. Fourteen tiree wwe started
In the first part of the attack,
the official narrative said.
Attacked In Wavee
At the sprawling port of Ham
burg. the raiders attacked In
waves. . ... „
“From the reports received,
said the air ministry, "it is clear
that a high percentage of direct
hiU were obtained. A ring of fire
was seen spreading, after one at-
tack, as though there was a leak
age of petrol (gasoline) from one
of the tanks ignited.”
At the Kn-.pp works, the bul
letin said, a salvo of bombs fal -
Ing in the center of the target,
set fire to several buildings.
Other bombers used the fires to
guide them to the plant.
Be Heard Over Hickory
At Ronda, Cricket
Citizens Appear Before Com-
tnisisoners And Point Out
Need Of BuBdings
Cricket and Ronda commuBt-
ties, disturbed because of lack ot
adequate school bnildings, are
petitioning the Wilkes county
county board of commissioners
to remedy the situation.
Delegations from the two com
munities appeared before the
board in October meeting and
urgently presented their needs
for school buildings.
The Cricket delegation pointed
out that the school has more than
250 students and is housed In a
yery dilipated frame building
which cannot be .properly heated,
Tentllated or lighted. It was also
pointed out that the schcml hw
an average attendance sufficient
to Justify the employment of a
soTonth teacher but there is no
room for the additional teacher
and class. A ten-room building is
what is asked for the community.
Ronda school has become ex
cessively crowded and will be
larger when families move there
to work at the Home Chair fac
tory plant to begin operations In
December. A tea-room addition
wUh auditorium la sorely needed,
the delegation said.
No definite action was taken
by the board reUtlve to the re
“Key City Songsters,” local
male quartet, will go on the air
over Hickory radio station
WHKY On Sunday afternoon, Oc
tober 20. 2:00 to 2:15 and will
be hoard over that station at the
same hour each Sunday for 13
Personnel of the quartet is as
follows: Roby Church, first ten
or; Zeb Dickson, second tenor;
Dewey Minton, baritone; Blaine
Henderson, bass; Mrs. Charles
Hudson, piano accompanist.
Key City Songsters” have
long been popular at singing
conventions and are widely and
favorably known i n western
North Carolina. Their programs
will be composed of sacred num
bers and requests iby listeners
may be addressed to the quartet
in care of the Hickory station.
The 14-weekly programs by the
“Key City Songsters” will be
sponsored by four North Wilkes-
boro firms and the slogan ot the
broadcast will be “North WUkes-
boro on the Air.” The sponsors
are: Red Cross Pharmacy.
Thompson Retreading company,
Tlelns-Sturdlvant Burial associ
ation, and Gaddy Motor company.
•Tho quartet will appreciate com
ment on the broadcast to either
or all the sponsoring firms.
Hickory station WHKY is com
paratively new in the radio busi
ness. Operating at a frequency of
1390 kilocycles, it affords good
daytime reception in this vicinity.
Wall To Speak
Republicans Announce A
Speaking Appointment Fi>r
Widely Known Speaker
Into rural communities; W# tele
phone lines urgently needed In
many parts of the county.
Agronomy—-More farmers to
follow good crop rotations plans;
greater use of legumes and
Forestry — Better care and
management of forests; more
thinning demonstrations; plant
ing of trees on eroded hillsides.
Dairying—Larger number of
purebred bulls needed: number
of cows in county only one-third
of what it should be; the num
ber of cows now in county, 7,000,
should be Increased to minimum
of 20,000 to provide adequate
milk for home use and surplus to
Beet cattle—Better type ani
mals, good pastures and greater
production of feed essential.
Poultry — Purchase of best
chicks available; stress balanced
ration, sanitation and good man
Home beautification — More
houses should be underpinned;
lack of trees, shrubs and grass
around many homes should be
tions in spring for control of blue
mold in tobacco plants; greater
care in prevention ot plant di
seases. , ,
Four-H club work—Induce
ment for greater number of boys
and girls to take active part in
some phase of club work.
Beekeeping — OrganlzaUon of
beekeepers to expand market for
Lawrence Miller, secretary of
the Triple A committee, reported
On plans for continuation of the
program next year.
The planning board, which in
cluded all present, went on rec
ord as favoring the appointment
of an assistant county agent and
stated their intention to discuss
the matter with the county com
missioners in December.
live c^imlttee. Hij said that
everybody are Invited and that
a special invitation la extended
Prl* to the address there
will ibe a fish fry, which will be
at 5:30 p. m. The address of
Candidate Droughton will follow
in the gymnasium, which will ac
comodate a large gathering.
Chairman Rousseau said that
an enjoyable occasion is assured
and predicted that a large num
ber will attend the rally.
Line Is Planned
state highway bridge forces
have reconstructed 240 bridges
on roads In this division since the
August 14 flood, according to fig
ures compiled by the division
With exception of bridges a-
cross the Yadkin in Wlllkes at
Ronda, Roaring River, the lower
bridge. In this city, the Adley
and Goshen bridges, practically
all structures destroyed have
been replaced. No section now is
entirely IsoUted because ot torldg-
being out, although extensive
To Construct Line To Roar
ing River and Northward
Toward Mtn. View
Rural electrification in Wilkes
county continued its steady
growth with the announcement
by the local branch of the Duke
Power company that approval
had been given for construction
of 14 miles of line eastward from
this city tow.^.rd Roaring River
and from that point four miles
northward toward Mountain
The line will make electric
sorvice immediatrfy av^lable to
about 75 families but the-,number
is expected to taCrtase to 190
non after the line Is completed
Announcement was made today
by local Republican leaders that
L L. Wall, of Winston-Salem,
will speak at the courthouse in
Wllkesboro on Monday night, Oc
tober 14, 7:30.
In making the announcement
It was pointed out that Mr. Wall
la one of the best known speak
ers In the state and will have a
most Interesting message.
Party leaders urge a large at
tendance from all parts of the
connty and predicted a most^j^n-;
terestlng meeting and addresd."'
As Member School
J. Brookshire, for the past
several years a member of the
Wllkesboro central district school
board, has tendered his resigna
His resignation was tendered
to a'member of the county board
of education a few weeks- ago
but no official action has been
A ken and no one hae been ap
pointed to fill the vacancy, It
was learned today from official,
detours are necessary on some
Accurate figures now show that
more than 260 bridges in this di
vision were either destroyed or
damaged so badly that they could
not be used without extensive re
Bridge crews from other divis
ions in the state were sent to this
division to help in reconstruction
and rapid progress has been
Meanwhile, reports indicate the
roadbeds damaged by flood and
slides have practically all been
The major road repair Job In
the division was highway 421 In
western Wilkes and eastern Wa
tauga. Grading has been compleL
ed on the destroyed sections of
highway a,nd sarface will be ap
plied about November 1, highway
State And GovemiiKiit Employes Are
NotE^le To Be Election Officials
^ ^to state employes.
W. A. Lucoa, Etoctum the rul
Board Chidrmai, Makes
Government employes and
state employes are’ prohibited
from serving as election officials
in the coming election under pro
visions of the Hatch Iwt recently
passed by the senate* and under
a rflUng made today-iby W. A.
Lucas, chairman thb'j state
board of elaotlona.'V
The Hatch act -prohlbfts any
government emploj^ from taking
an active inUrest la^pOlKhMK and
also prohibiU anyoke holding a
Job with the state highway com
mission from taklmi an actlye
part In poH*l« on account of the
federal government, through the
.public Works Commiaslon, pay
ing a part of the m«n«[ paid out
Under the ruling of SUte
Chairman Lucas, all persons
holding positions of trust or gain
under the state of North Carolina
or any political sub-divlslon
thereof are not eligible to serve
as election officials. This incliides
school teachers who are now un
der state contracts.
Following Is the telegram re
ceived from Mr. Lucas today:
“Wilson, N. C. 11:11 a.m.
Oct. 10, 1940.
Retel A person holding any of-
tlcar place of trust or i»oflt under
any political sabdirlslon, la In-
"at ten innitt
ti^an Church located abdiit three
miles from Pilot Mountain. Rev.
W. C. Cooper, pastor ot the
Mocksville Presbyterian Church
will preach the sermon, which
will be followed by the observ
ance of the Lord’s Supper. Mr.
Cooper’s subject will be “Jesus
Is Lord and Christ.”
Dr. Claud H. Pritchard. Edu
cational Secretary of Assembly’s
Home Missions, of Atlanta. Ga.,
will make an address on Home
Missions. This address will 'oe in
connection with the report of the
Presbytery’s Committees on Pres
bytery’s, Synod’s and Assembly’s
Other Committees will reneder
their reports on the work at Bar
ium Springs Orphanage, Steward
ship and Religious Education.
Rev. Hardin A. King Is chairman
of the Oommittee on the Orphan
age. Rev. J. K. Fleming is chair
man of the Stewardship Commit
tee which has already prepared
Its report and will ask the Pres
bytery to adopt a larger budget
for the next year to care for the
denomination’s enlarging work.
Dr. J. W. Witherspoon is chair
man of the Committee on Relig-
l(fU8 BMucation and will report
!pn the activities of the summer.
The Commissions to Install
Rev. J. W. Luke pastor ot the
Glendale Springs and Laurel
Fork Presbyterian Churches and
tq ordain Mr. Carl H. Stark, Jr.
will render their reports.
Winston-Salem Presbytery is
composed of nine counties in
Northwestern North Carolina. In
its 43 churches there are more
than 5300 members. The minis
ters, an elder and a deacon from
each church are expected to at
tend the Hills’ meeting. This is
the first time that a Presbytery
has ever met at Hills. Of this
cburch Rev. L. F. Cowan Is min
ister and Mr. Walter Hill is
clerk of the session.
Eastern Part State
might perform their patrfnflff
services so gracionsly offered
In order that school bulMthga
might be used for places of reg
istration, October 16 will be m
The committee has designate*
the following school bulldlnga ae
registration points for viirloea
precincts on October 16:
Beaver Creek, Ferguson.
Brushy Mountain, Mtn. Orel**
Edwards No. 1, Ronda.
BMwards No. 2, Roaring River.
Edwards No. 3, Benham.
Elk No. I, Hendrix.
Elk No. 2, Ferguson.
Jobs Cabin No. 1, Summit.
Jobs Cabin No. 2, Maple
Lewis Fork, Mt. Pleasant.
Moravian Falls, Moravian Falla.
Mulberry No. 1, Mulberry.
Mulberry No. 2. .Mulberry.
New Castle. Cllngman.
North Wilkesboro, North Wll
kesboro and North Wilkesborw
Reddles River, Millers Creek.
Rock Creek, Mtn. View.
Stanton. Stony Hill.
Traphlll No. 1. Traphlll.
Traphlll No. 2, TraphUl.
Walnut Grove No. 1, Donkle
Walnut Grove No. 2, New Life
Wllkesboro No. 1, Wilkeebea*
and Lincoln Heights.
Wilkesboro No. 2, Wilkesbofk
and Lincoln Heights.
C. B. Eller, county s#perlnta»-
dent of schools, has asked tha*
principals of the schools wbeaa
the registration will be held meeC
at the Wllkesboro school bulldl«K
Friday afternoon, four o’clock, to
W. H. McElwee. chalrmaa aC
the county board of elections, kaa
asked registrars and judges to
meet with him Tuesday momias,
ten o’clock at the city hall.
North Wllkesboro office of the
North Carolina State Employment
Service announced today that
skilled carpenters are needed for
work In the eaatem part of the
atatp. The jobs wlU pay 75 csnU
any noireuau hoar for 48 hours per week.
sHglMe to act
aL A pmoin holding another ^-
fido'la inellglbU to serve as ffiom-
ber of county board of elections.
W, A,;LCCA8, if
Ghglnndn euts Board of Blec-
Mrs. T. A. Finley
Vice Director Of
District 3f PUT.A-
of tools and social ascurtty nnm
her. AppUoatlon shonld be made
ai tbe employment service offlos,
loimted on tbe second floor ot the
Bank of North Wilksthoro hnlM-
iDg In this city.
Mrs. T. A. noisy, of 4|di «l^
vras elooUd vlea
trlct $ oF S>^ * Hwtii Wtiltoi
Congress of Patonto art TtoolKto
at the annul eAnfOronco hdS u
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