ProdfUDbatioB Is Issued; Di*>
plejr Of Fists Sag tested
By N. C. GoTsmor
Rsletgii. Meat i ■Wednesday
wlH be “another day of destiny
for ▲nieriea'' If erery cltUen does
hU duty, GoTernor Hoey asserted
Friday 1 n proclaiming that
date registration day for all those
irlthln the draft age limits.
“In this hour North Carolina
urill support the national defense
program in its , entirety,” the
chief execotlre said In his procla
mation. "We stand ready to join
the sisterhood of states In prepar
ing for the dolense of our com
mon country on land and sea and
in the air.
“We realise the perils which
confront us in the presence of a
world conflagration. We know
the need of preparation, we are
conscious of the power and re
sources of our nation, we are pre
pared to make whatever sacrl-
ficea are necessary, and we face
the future unafraid."
^ ' Other Ooimtlee Report
M^nwhlle, gearing of the reg-
^toratlon machinery proceeded.
;iherokee. Rockingham, Hyde and
amance—reported they were
ady to proceed with the listing
of all men between the ages of
21 and S5. Chowan sent word
yesterday that It was prepared.
Governor Hoey announced that
today he planned to send to Pres
ident Roosevelt the list of 155
North Carolina draft boards. To
the clerks of court in the six
counties from which draft board
recommendations have not come,
he sent a telegram saying the
names must be reported today.
The Governor listed draft
boards for nine counties yester
day, bringing to 144 the total
number he has approved.
gchooU To Cloee
Though no general holiday
will be declared, school officials
In some counties will aid election
officials, who will have charge of
the registration, and some schools
may suspend classes.
The Stokes county school su-
perinteadent told the riiief ^ecu-
tlve that teachers throughout
rv tjmt conn^
II' ' Captain"
I the adJuUht gsMWal’* dai«rt-
4 meat told a conference of,prison
1 oupervisors that each prisoner
should be registered upon his re
lease if he is within the draft
age limits, no matter what his
crime had been. Persons released
from asylums and sanatoriums
are also subject to registration.
Captain Jonas Issued a state-
f nt urging all registrants to be
tain that their correct home
[resses are given.
Governor Hoey's proclamation,
which will be posted in post of-
T#ces 'throughout the state, said
“Every person subject to re?-
Istration is required to familiar
ize himself with the rules and
regulations governing registra
tion and to comply therewith.
Heavy penalties are provided for
those who neglect or refuse
Rally And Fish Fry
Here On Thursday
Wai Be Held At North Wil-
Wilkes Democrats are planning
a big rally, fish fry and speaking
on Thursday evening, October
17, at the North Wllkesboro high
A fish fry will tkke place at
5:30 and the main feature of
the program to follow will be an
address by J. M. Broughton,
Democratic candidate for gover
■Party leaders in discussing
plans for the event said today
that a most enjoyable occasion is
anticipated and that a large
crowd Is expected.
In addition to the address of
the candidate for governor, there
will be other entertainment. An
nouncement of plana stressed the
invitation for everybody to at
Committees for the occasion
have been announced as follows:
Committee on arrangements,
C. T. Doughton, chairman, P. D.
Forester. Jr., A. A. Cashlcn, W.
H. McElwee. J. B. McCoy, Rich
ard Deans, Carlyle Ingle, Paul S.
Cragan, R. G. Finley, C. O. Mc
Neil, Jimmie AndelHOO, F. C-
Tomlinson and Bill Tomllhson.
Committee on entertainment:
Mrs. W. D. Halfacre, chairman,
Mrs. R. G. Finley, Mrs. R. T. Mc
Neil, Mrs. L. M. Nelson, Mr».,C.
T. Doughton, Mrs. Emmett John
son, Miss Clyde Shepherd, Miss
Toby Turner, Mrs. J. A. Rous
seau. Mrs. Z. V. Stewart, Mrs.
Clyde Crutchfield, Mrs. R. Y.
Peck, Mrs. George Foraeter, Mrs.
Mis» Ijola Scroggs and Mrs.
^ Scotch Children ..Seeking Refuge ^
To Re^er; Supplies Seirt To
Predncts Throughout Cdui^
Announcement has been made
of a Young Republicans meeting
for Reddies River township to
be held on Wednesday night,
7:30, at Millers Creek school. The
public has a cordial invitation to
Triple A Work
Delegates Meet In County
Convention And Name Ad
• • ■ ■
A Urge gronp of some of the mere thsm 3M Scotch children pktnred on the S. 8. Csmeronist when,they
srrived ta the ssfety of the United SUtes recenUy. The children, many of ihem sccompsnied, sro destined for
homes sU ever the United States. Germany has "washed its hands” of responsibUlty for the ssfety of ships bear
ing child refhgeM to America.
Charged Part 01
Big Liquor Ring
Twenty Men and Women
Northwestern N. C.
Winston-Salem.—A liquor ring
that federal agents Ultimate was
distributing 1.000 gallons a week
in Wnston-Salera has been
smashed with the arrest of 20
men and women. One of the big
gest alleged conspiracies to vio
late federal liquor laws ever un
to I covered In Winston-Salem or vl-
j cinity was revealed with arrests
“'itTs the duty of all agencies throughout Northwestern North
of government—county, state and Carolina,
J. B. Carter Is
OfficerAPor Next Year Were
Elected Friday; Conven
tion Reports. Hewd
fully in Six automobiles, one truck and
J, B. Csrteiva au«t
xiU sirte "leiiaer.'.^ivks "e
president of the North Wllkes-
boro Klwanis club for the year
1941 In the meeting held Friday
The other officers elected were
as follows: Dr. F. C. Hubbard,
vice president; T. E. Story, sec
retary-treasurer; J. R. McCart
ney, Gordon Finley. Paul Os
borne, Robert S. Git)li>. Jr., and
I. B. McCoy, directors. The of-
'Icers w'ere nominated by report
of a nominating committee at a
Prior to the program Friday
attorney W. H. McElwee. chair-
nan of the Wilkes county 'ooard
of elections, called attention to
registration of men for the draft
Octobe- 16 and as':ed employers
to cooperatt by rejeasing men In
small numbers throughout the
D. J. Carter was program
chairman and the program open
ed when he asked Paul S. Cragan
to lead in singing a number of
songs. He then presented T. E.
Story, who reported on excellent
Singing Oet. 20
An organization to promote
interest In congregational sing
ing will be formed In a singing
to be held at Stony Fork Baptist
chnrch on Sunday, October 20.
The singing will convpe at
1:30 p. m. and everybody Inter
ested in congregational singing
Is invited to attend. ' '
Thirty Are Needed In Addi
tion To Teachem In North
in carry-i 750 gallons of liquor were seized iprograms of the Kiwanls District
assisting in every way
Ing into successful execution the • during^an investigation extending
plans for the complete registri -, over a long period.
tlon of all their employees who. Twenty people have been ar-
are required to register, and I ' rested, signed confessions have
urge all employers of lab?r ia been obtained from 15 and
the state to arrange for all regis-, have been ordered held tor
trant- to be released fn.m wnr” I federal grand i'>rv nf'er b-av--
on that day for a sufficient length before commissioners in various
Of time to enable them to regis- towns, agents of the alcohol tax
ter and to otherwise a.-isist in [ unit stated.
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convention held recently In Win-
i;ton-Salem; Pr. F. C. Hubbard,
who reported on entertainment;
and J. B. Carter, who gave a re
port of the business of. the con
vention. Their reports Indicated
that the Winston-Salem conven
tion was very successful and out
standing from every standpoint.
At the mee'lng Friday W. B.
HortOn was a guest of J. R. Hix.
A call was Issued today for vol
unteers to help election officials
and school teachers register men
In North Wilkesboro township on
Wednesday, October 16.
In North Wltkesboro It is esti-.
mated that 60 persons will be
needed for the work. Thirty
school teachers are available and
the registration board seeks at
least 30 volunteers.
Persons who will volunteer
their services for the one day of
patriotic duty are asked to notify
W. H. MqBlwee, elections board
chairman, or Paul S. Cragan, city
schools superintendent, immedi
A meeting of teachers and vol
unteer workers will be held In
the school (auditorium on Tues
day night, seven o’clock, to re
ceive instructions for the regis
Employers in North Wilke-s-
boro have been asked to release
men In small numbers through
out the day In order that there
will not be a rush after factory
Registration will open in all
precincts at seven a. m. and
close at 9:30 p. m.
Triple ‘'A” Office
Force To RescOe
Of The Officiahi
Donate Half Day Of Labor
To Patriotic C#use Here
Committeemen for the county
and communities to administer
the Triple A program In Wilkes
county were named In a conven
tion of delegates held at the
At community meetings dele
gates to the county convention
were nominated and later elected
by ballot of the farmers partici
pating. The delegates were as
Community A, composed of
Boomer, Beaver Creek, Moravian
Falls, Wilkesboro and Brushy
Mojuntaln townships, Floyd 'V.
Community B, Lovelace, Anti
och, New Castle
and Somers, B. Tvork.
Seiwre PenuItiM Prescrihudi
By Law For Failur*
Machinery for the registratfoK
of an estimated 4,750 men la
Wilkes county on October 1C
will be perfected In a meeting of •
registrars and judges to be held
on Tuesday morning, October 1C,
ten o’clock, at the city hall.
The meeting was called by W,
H. McElwee, chairman of th*:
Wllkee county board of elections
who will give Instructions to tho
elections officials relative to thu
huge task of registering men be
tween ages of 21 and 36 for ■«-
lectlve military service.
School teachers o f Wllkeo
county and the North Wilkesbons
city schools system have volnx-
teered their services to assist
election registrars and judges lx
registration on October 16 s«4
representatives of schools wblefe
hove been designated as registnk-
tlon points met Friday atteniMU
tor Instructions. October 16 will
be a school holiday In Wilkes ia
order that school teachers mmr
help witfi the registration sad
school buildings may be used.
EMtimates place the number of
men eillgible to register fa
Wilkes at about 4,750 and «a
this basis it was further estimat
ed that 200 people will be nee«l-
ed to fill out the reglstratlsa
blanks.' In North .WUkeMeem
township alone it waB'~^ftnl^j|iHd
that so workers will be nseeaean’
to carry out the ■ regkdrstta.
sWfpn and Leirli
Community D, Reddles River,
Mulberry and Union, W. M. Ab-
Community E, North Wilkes
boro, Walnut Grove and Rofck
Creek, J. L. Gregory.
Community F, Traphill and
EMwards, T. M. Carter.
The county committee as elect
ed is composed of J. M. German,
chairman, H. C. Roberts and W.
M. Absher. J. A. Poplin was
named first alternate. Lawrence
Miller was re-elected secretary
and Mrs. Rosa B. Church treas
The committees for the com
munities were elected as follows;
Community A--F. G. Holman, W.
R. Hubbard and I. J. Broyhill;
community B—B, P. Roberts, G.
C. Green and R. H. Green; com
munity C—'R. L. Profflt, W. 0.
Barnett and H. H. Beshears;
community D—A. R. Miller, J.
W. Nichols and Q. 0. Kilby; com
munity E—P. E. Church. N. P.
'Brooks and N. P. Myers; com-
|miinity F—J. A. Poplin. Coy Dur-
iham and C. B. Settle.
tii6 rescue of the eleclibns board
chairman Saturday in work nec
essary before the government
registration of men on Wednes
day of this week.
Blanks and supplies had to be
counted and packed for the 29
precincts In the county, entailing
a vast amount of work, for which
no provision is made for pay
W. H. McElwee, chairman of
the county board of elections,
called a number of places to se
cure volunteer help but every
body was too busy. Later he tried
two district WPA offices but was
told that government regulations
prohibited the office personnel
from doing such work.
Then he called Lawrence Mill
er, secretary of tho Triple A
which maintains an office force
in the office of the county farm
agent. Without exception, every
person in the office volunteered
their services and worked
throughout the afternoon. Mr.
McElwee said they did the job
very efficiently and deserve the
commendation and gratitude of
FIRST Box Supper Hrid&y
___ A box supper for the benefit
Tommie Speight, now fattening of Center Baptist church will be
a beef calf as his olub project. Is held at Mulberry school building
Is the first Bertie Comity 4-H'on Friday night. October 18. it
boy to attempt such a project, was announced today, and the
says Assistant Farm Agent R. D. '■ public has a cord«l Invitation
Smith. 'to attend.
of the gchoal ‘ t«scMa aad wMI-
out exception they offered to
work on registration day to a»-
slst registrars. No one wll; re
ceive pay for the work.
W. H. McElwee, chairman of
the elections board and superrie-
ing the registration In Wilkes
Wednesday, said today that aom
changes have been made in reg
In Brushy Mountain reglstna-
tion will be at Mountain Cnik
school and at the voting place.
In Somers registration will be
at Somers school and Lovelace
Mulberry number one will be
at Rock Springs school.
Jn Antioch the registration
place will be at Tom MathIK
North Wilkesboro will be at
the elementary school building
on D street and at the colored,
school. The line will form at the
east entrance to the bullding.
Cars may park on the street or
school grounds east of the build
The registration questions wfU
he simple and should be easUji
The cards will call for name;
address, age, birthplace, name of
person who will alwaj? know ad
dress, employer’s name, place of
employment, height, weight, rot
or of hair and eyes, complexion,
(Continued on page eight)
if slides don’t strike in the
>dine piBce twice, then mavbe
the home shown in the adja
cent picture wi'l be safe. It is
the residence of Guy Carlton,
who has rebuilt on tiie same
place near Deep Gap where
his home and service station
were swept away by a slide
in the flood on August 13.
The other picture is a view
of the path of the slide, look
ing from Carlton’s home to-
nmrd the top of the B"ue
Ridge. Shown on the porch
of the home are Mr. Carlton,
three chiUren and Mrs. Carl
ton. Th«r fourtt diild re
mains in a hosiHtal. not hav
ing recovered from an injury
received when' his father’s
service station was destroyed
on August 13. Of the nine in
the service station when it
was hit by the slide, two were
killed. They were Mrs. Mar
tha CarroU and Johnny- MiH-
er, age 9. Hundreds of people
have stopp^ to aifli Mr.;Cud-
ton‘to t^ of experiences and
almost nfiiraeuloas escape of
his fa^y from death in ti*e
“If lightning doesn’t strike lx
the same place, then why shonld
Perhaps that’s the logic fol
lowed by Guy Carlton, who has
erected a neat little dwelling ox
the side of highway 421 next
Deep Gap—on the Identical spot
where a slide In the flood on the
night of August 13 destroyed big
residence, store and service sta
Mr. and Mrs. Carlton and three
of their four children are already
occupying their new home. Their '
fourth child hasn’t’ recov^rM
fro mlnjuries received when th»
sUde swept away the service pta-
tioD and has not . been relexaed
from the bo^itxl. .
Carlton figures that If there,
shonld be another flood as
as the one in Angiut that anethar
slide at the same spot wooiq^ba