*• A. Jr. raid on Him)>«rc
wwoad In as many nlghla-^'
aMiared 4>r tlte Brit^ jra^
tarday to ham loft a path flam-
taC dofetrhc^ton among Adolf Hth^,
ipi% rltal war Induatrioa In that
fraauiat aoaport In all Buropo.
Tho asoanlt with “tons of
bomtw" was Oy far tho htwvloat
of a aortoa of week-end blows re
ported lir Britain's ever-growing
air and .sea-borne counteroffen-
idT* whibh spanned two contl-
Bonta, from Hanrburg to I Somali
land to Africa.
^^Sritteh bombers shutting back
and forth over Ham»urg hit
everything from the port’s
sprawling shipyards to Industries
turning out “synthetic but pre
sumably edible fats,** the air min
In this assault, matching In
ferocity the one carried out the
night before, returning British
pilots told of setting off tremen
dous explosions accompanied by
great billowing red flames when
high explosive and incendiary
bombs found their mark time aft-
^abUalMd BiildayB ^
■ " ■
NO|p$ WlLKBSBOBO» 0.. IIONDAt, , ILSt) In
More Uaable Artklia lUeeiv-
ed For Diatributiofli To
Needy k 'junilies
Athens.—The Greek Army is
hammering at the very gates of
Korltza. largest and most im
portant city In Italian-conquered
Albania, and occupation of this
Jumping off place for the Fascist
Invasion of Greece Is believed im
minent. a government spokesman
announced last night.
In the van of*the Italian re
treat from this vital center. 10
miles inside Albania, "were 130
Italian tanks, reported seeking
desperately to e.scape into neigh
Some reports said the fleeing
tank columns already had cross
ed into Yugoslavia, hut the gov
ernment spokesman said there
was DO confirmation of this.
Tanks Gut Off
The tanks were reported cut
Off from other Italian forces and
many of them were said to have
fallen into Greek hands.
Bundle Day here Sunday was
an even more successful event
than Isht year, when It was first
observed here, according to a re- _
port today from John Kormlt j
Blackburn, general chairman of i
Bundle Dar organisation.
Trucks began picking up pack
ages on the porches of homes in
the Wllkeaboros and along the
highways leading to Mulberry,
Millers Creek and Moravian Falls
at one o’clock and before night
fall there was a large collection
at the city hall, where the bun
dles were assembled.
Included In the bundles were
articles of clothing for men, wom
en and children, items of furni
ture and home furnishings, toys
and many other items.
Girls employed by the National
Youth administration today be
gan classifying the articles given.
Any in need of repair will he
placed in usable condition before
being distributed by the county
OuT'J’jrst and Second .line of Defense
III HesOth AttribMed As The
Cause Of Eut^e Lovotte
Suicide Sunday Evening
Chief Justice Charles Evans
Hughes, leaving heme for the open-
oeing aisiriuuttsu uj cm© • « xi. wr «
..a D.p.nm»«. t.ij«
Asm Leaden To
needy families In North Wllkes-
boro and rural parts of the coun
The Bundle Day event was
sponsored by the Klwanls, Lions
and Dokies clubs here as an an-
In view of the fact that many
families had contributed heavily
with clothing and home furnish
ings following the flood In Au
gust, the Bundle Day committee
said today that Bundle Day was
decidedly successful and that
more usable articles were given
than on Bundle Day last year.
Mr. Blackburn said that the
committee wishes to express ap
preciation to all who contributed,
to the Boy Scouts of both towns
for their,services in collection of
Supreme court. A majority of the
members are Boosevelt appointees.
Selective Service Medical
For Sixteen Counties
Eugene Lovette, age 34, ended
his life Sunday evening by hang
ing himself In a tree in the chick
en lot at his home near Millers
Coroner I. M. Myers investigat
ed the death aud pronounced it
suicide without the formality of
Mr. Lovette had been In 111
health for the past few years.
For some time he was a patient
at Western North Carolina Sanl-
Itorlum at Black Mountain and for
the past few months he and his
wife had been patients at the
Wilkes county tubercular hospit
On Sunday he went to his
home community for a brief visit
and hanged himself just after
dark. His body was found by a
brother and a neighbor.
Ill health was attributed as bis
reason for suicide and It was
stated that he had become des
pondent because his condition
failed to improve and bad made
the statement that he wanted “to
die at home.’’
He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Blanche Blackburn Lovette.
two children, Billie and George,
five brothers and three sisters.
Funeral service will be held at
Winston-Salem will be one of
the headquarters for the six dis
trict medical advisory boards for
the selective service program, ac
cording-*) iiii annoupcem^t of
Pleasant Home Baptist
Tuesday, 11 a. m. The
Rev. A. E. Watts, will
the service, assisted by
W. Eller and Rev. F. C. Watts.
Fedmal Court Is
Druft Board Area NmnhHr
One To Fumish
And Numbar 2, TluW
The first draft call quetu' Xev
. the various draft boards Jto
f Nortlr Carolina were annouMoC'
Ships of the United Sietea fleet are plotored during recent maneuTers
aS the CaiifWnis coaM, as naval piaaes fly to formation overhead. Baud-
ing a navy oecond te ae nation is rapidly becoming a reality, as America
prepares for defense and protection of the Weotern bemisphoie against
pesstble Invasion by the totalitarian powers.
Of Press Group
Here On Friday
Newton Citizen Addresses
Meeting Of Midwest Press
Association In This City
The Midwest Press Association
held Its Noveinfber meeting* at
Hotel Wilkes In this city Friday
Of Anon Charge
Jury Fails To Agree On Last
Case Heard In Special
Term Wilkes Court
A special term of Wilkes court
ended Friday afternoon In mis
trial of a case in which the state
charged Roscoe Watson and
Elisha Earp with burning of a
dwelling to collect fire insurance,
Wilkes county will furnish Hva
for the first call.
The first ones called will ga
Into training some time during
the mouth of December.
Draft board area number oms^
wdth headquarters at Wllkeshora,
will furnish two of the five irom
Wilkes and draft board numbsr
two, with headquarters here, srlll
However, it is entirely prob-
aUe that no one wiU he dratted
from Wilkes for the first csU.
Both boards have several applica
tions for volunteers for one year
of training and should the vol-
nhteers receive eligible classifica
tion and pass the physical ezamV-
natlon, others will not be dndlad
Into training. The list of appUea-
tlons for volunteer training wfll
he exhausted before any are
Five have already asked to
volunteer to the draft board here
and It was learned today that
the board for the area served by
the Wllkesboro office has »
larger number of applications.
The volunteers must flU put
questtunnaires and be classHlid.
by the board in the same msaasr
The quota for Wilkes uadi
June 30 next year is 141, od
which 66 win be from board
number one and 85 from board,
and Italy were reported last night
to have called an important con
ference at Vienna which some
sources said might lay
the final plans for a .double
headed axis move—one against
Gibraltar and the other toward
Greece and Turkey.
There was no word as to when
t>;e meeting would be held.
However, it was said the con
ferences would include Foreign
Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop,
of Germany, Foreign Minister
Count Galeazzo Ciano, of Italy,
and Foreign Minister Ramon Ser
rano Suner of Spain, as well as
General Field Marshal Milhelm
Keitel, chief of the German high
command, and Marshal Pietro
Badoglio. chief of the Italian
army general staff.
The two marshals already have
been conferring at Innsbruck,
Germany, in what the axis sourc
es described as a “thorough re
view” of the possibility of Ger
man army co-operation with the
Italians in the Balkans.
Company, O. F. Eller & Sons. P.
E. Brown and Wllkesboro Man
ufacturing company tor use of
Those whese bundles were ov
erlooked or did not have them
ready are asked to call John
Kermit Blackburn (phone no.
18) and he will have someone
call tor the bundles.
recommending to PrOsldoRf'
Roosevelt tor membership on tl^
Winston-Salem will b e the
headquarters for District Four,
which will Include Alexander. Al
leghany, Ashe, Caldwell, David
son, Forsyth, Guilford,
Stokes, Surry, Watauga,
and Yadkin counties.
Doctors recommended by Gov
ernor Hoey for this fourth dis
trict medical advisory board In-
Many Liquor ]€#•«• Caleii*
’’’dared For Trial In Regu
lar November Term
Officers of the North M’ilkes-j dude: S. D. Craig, .1. P. Roii.s-
boro council of Jr. O. P. A. M. seau, B. N. Jones, R. A. Moore,
Elbert A. .MacMillan, W. L.
Grime.s, T. T. Frost, and Harry
Keel, all of Winston-Salem.
Governor Hoey said that the
regulations requlro that each of
today announced that officers for
the next six months will be nom-
jinated in the meeting to he held
I Tuesday night and that other im-
j portant matters will be .before
November term of federal
court for the Wllkesboro circuit
of the middle North Carolina dis
trict convened In Wllkesboro to
Judge Johnson J. Hayes Is pre
siding over the terra, which may
continue through this week and
next. Following his charge to the
grand jury this morning, the
court began on the lengthy dock
et of criminal cases.
The criminal docket is com
posed largely of liquor cases re
sulting from activity on the part,
of alcohol tax unit investigators | Publishing
-r —-jmetohSt.w— ■
mint largzlv ’tlwlmjjat of eonrt. v
organUnHon was formed. [ p,.(^ leave was grant-
Bd M. Andersen, president, of ed In the case against Fred Kil-
Weet Jefferson, presided over the
meeting and the program chair
man was Charlie Mebane, of New
ton. He presented L. F. Long,
prominent citizen and salesman,
of Newton, who delivered an in-
The speaker forecast an era of
unprecedented prosperity, which
he said is now beginning and
urged that all be warned to so
conduct their business that -they
might escape the debacle of de
pression which inevitaibly follows
W. K. Hoyt, of the Piedmont
Partlow k Head
C. C. Camp 3420
the council. It is important, an-j the hoards be comprised of eight during the past six months
nouncement of the meeting said. | members, once each of the follow
that there be a
It has also ueen announced
that the council will have a din
ner meeting here on November
ing: internist, surgeon, radio
grapher, psychiatrist, orthopedist,
eye. ear. nose and throat special
ist and dentist.
Dokies Club Has
26 and all raemlter,^ are asked to 1 Miss Mindexter Long, of Maid-
make plans to attentj^that meet-; en, was a week-end guest of .Miss
ing. I Wren Duncan.
Salem, also addressed the meet
ing, explaining the various a-
wards offered newspapers and
newsmen by the North Carolina
^ press association. He particularly
North Wllkesboro Dokies cluib i urged that there be entries from
enjoyed a quiz program Thursday all newspapers in the association,
night at their November meet- weeklies and semi-weeklies as
New British Cruiser Launched
Succeeds CxptsiD illtoin
B«ker In CtHnmand Of
Laurel Springs Camp
Lieut. George L. Partlow is the
* new commanding officer at Laur
el Springs Civilian Conservation
Camp number 3420.
Lieut. Partlow, who has been
in command of the camp at
Mocksville for the past three
months, succeeds Captain Wil
liam Baker as head of the camp
at Laurel Springs. Captain Baker
has been transferred to command
the Veterans C. C. Camp at Mars
The camp at Laurel Springs
cow has a roll of 186 boys. A
number of army enlistments and
discharge of boys who have found
private employment leaves the
company slightly under normal
strength, which is 200 men.
Planning To Attend
■*' Four members of the First
Baptist church in this city plan
to attend .the Baptist state con
vention which convenes Tuesday
toJ'-Chariotte. They are; A. H.
Casey. John Kermit Blackburn,
J. E. Caudill and C. O. McNlel.
Others may also attend part of
which was held at the Mo
ravian Falls community house.
J. B. Carter and W. K; Sturdi
vant led the program. Prizes and
consolation awards were given
to each‘member according to
1 their success with the questions
A sumptuous dinner was serv-
lih ' ed the club by the Moravian Falls
Home Demonstration club.
J. B. Higbsmlth was a guest
of P. E. Church, Paul Vestal was
a guest of L. G. Critcher and Mr.
well as dailies.
Following the program there
was a general discussion of vari
ous topics, including the probably
effect of the draft on personnel
of newspapers, large and small.
It was decided that the Decem-.
•her meeting be moved up one
week from December 20 to De
cember 13 and that it be held fh
Statesville on the night of De
cember 13, seven o’clock. It was
also voted to dispense with the
January meeting because of the
by the Clint Elledge, who were
charged with manslaughter in
connection with the fatal shoot
ing of Hobert Wingler in the
North Wllkesboro route two com
munity in August. The defend
ants are members of the National
Guard in training at Fort Jack-
son, S. C.
Results of other cases tried
were as follows:
Zeno Hardin Absher reckless
driving and hit and run. four
month-s suspended two years: to
pay Miss M'illie Johnson $:i0.
Eudaily Billings, drunkenness,
six months sentence suspended
at former term put into effect.
Press Campbell, operating car
while intoxicated and resisting an
officer, $75 fine and costs, 12
months sn.-'P-ended five years.
Officer Sayi Norton ami
ble Selling Cheap Glasaes
At High Prices
Mrs. Joe Canter spent the
week-end at Independence, Va.,
with her father and mother, .Mr.
and Mrs. E. H. Wingate.
Vote Fraud Head
Young, of Richmond, Va., was a 1 institute to be held at Chapel Hill
guest of W. K. Sturdivant at the j and that the February meeting |
.be held in' Elkin.
A "cw BriUaii eniiser is here shown being lamohed at an undis
closed port in Win;i»iiJ, to increase the hlttiiif power of tha British navy.
“As msnUis go by the British navy Is becoming tncreatiiilily psweifni.’*
Sa states the British caption which accompanied this flutoiu whWi Is
traly remarkable eensidering the “straflng’’ of the enbdflod isto.
Streets of Nortli Wllkesboro
will be gaily decorated and
lighted during the lioliday sea
son, it was learned today from
North Wilkesboro’s Commerce
A canvass iias been made by
a representative of the bureaus
to ascertain the amount to he
rontrtbuted toward expense of
lighting by the merchants and
other businei-b firms.
There has been a growing
sentiment among the merch
ants of the city for a more uni
que form of decorations than
the lanrri roping nded to recent
. years and it is expectod that a
meeting will be called - in the
■ext few days to make definite
Preliinlnarj>plans call for
taming on the lights on the
decorations before Thanksgiv
ing and leaving the decorations
np through the Christmas holi
North Wllkesboro will again
be the holiday trading mecca
for a great part of northweet-
eru North Carolina and every
effort will be made to have a
pleasing holiday atmosphere
peraieate the city.
Merchants trf North Wllkes
boro have anticipated a large
volume of holiday baying and
have stocked their rtores with
' sort) oompletenees that the
pie of northwestern North Oar-
oHaa may find Just what they
want to North Wllkesboro.
State Highway Patrol Sergeant
Carlyle Ingle today reported tho
arrest of two people on chargnn
of fraud and violation of tho
optometry laws passed by tho
North Carolina legislature as rec
ommended by Dr. J. S. Deans, of
this city, president of the North
Carolina optometry board of ex
The officer said that he had
been informed that the two mem
arrested—R. A. Norton (alias Dr.
R. A. Norton) and Jake Noble, of
Attalla, Alabama, had been gell
ing cheap and inferior spectacles
at prices ranging from nine to
Norton, the officer said, had
been posing as a doctqr of optom
etry and Noble was his associate.
The officer had been informed
that the, spectacles being sold
cost about one dollar per dozen
and were decidedly inferior. Tho
two men were turned over to
Iredell county authorities for
trial in Iredell county court this
week. The greater number of
.sales were made by the men to
the northern part of Iredell coun
ty about Union Grove, although
they had been residing near Wll
The officer stopped them on
Saturday near here because OBO
light was out. Investigation pro
duced evidence of their illicit
I business, the officer said.
Officers are asking that any
I Wilkes people who w^re contact
ed by either of the pair get In
touch with Sergeant Ingle or Dr.
J. S. Deans in this city. Norton
was described as being about 48
years of age and Noble about 24.
One of their cars was a'Hudson
I with Tennessee license and the
^ other a Plymouth with Virginia
Snow In Mountains
BUmcan, U. 8. ati^-
ney for the Weatern District sf Mis-
to oondset natkm-'wtde
investfgatloa Into fraoda to eqaaeo-
wUk 'the national electioa.
Snow started falling in sev
eral of the mountain countlea
Thursday night and On.■'BMUt--.
the ground was covered by
depth of from two to
Areas getting tbetr find
snow of the toll and
season were Boone, Wegt^MIK
tenon and Bparto.