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txnidoa. 4 a Mithoritmtire
Bdttoh MatMmt
•aTto—d ^9 KMwiMHtr iet
fMwu attack on Rowla and
filaiaiod l)utt ;Waii troops were
be^ nta^M a’ a W« •**
alone the Sortot frontter.'
The British Press Association
eironlated the statement, deecrib-
Ine It as “authorised.’* soon attw
reliable sources s»ld Soviet Aan-
hassador Ivan M. Maisky had as-
anred Britain that Russia was
tetrainlne from any new military,,
f Htlr-' or economic ties with
' Oymany
. i*Tha. ©osalbUlty oI a German
a^ck on Russia is visualised,
and there now is no doubt that
Hitler la massln* troops on a bi«
Male all along the Russian fron
tier,** the statement said.
“For a long time rumors have
been heard throughout the world
that German forces were moving
toward Soviet territory, but these
stories first were received with a
good deal of skepticism, as it
was thought that some ulterior
motive on the part of German
propagandists might be behind
their dissemination.
Nazis Assert
2 Million Tons
Of Ships Sunk
Berli.i.—The high command
reported last night that 2.235,-
000 tons of enemy shipping was
sunk during the first four months
of 1941 and that the luftwaffe,
in 38 “reprisal raids” on the
British Isles, had blasted the key
points of British shipping and
armaments.
The high command’s specially
aniKihneed review said that the
British bear full responsibility
lor the reprisal bombings because
“it WB3 England who, despite all
warnings, began night raids on
.German towns.’’
' In addition to the 2.235,000
tons of enemy shipping claimed
sunk, an additional 1.200.000
tons were said to have been
damaged in U-boat, warship,
plane and sea-raider attacks.
In the air war, the high com
mand reported the destruction of
Stoiy Of
Robbery May
Service Station Attendant
Writes His Story of What
Happened At Store
Pictured among the gadgets of bis
home^raflt station, W9BSP, in Ol
athe, Kan., Marthall H. Ensor,
school teacher, was Oiled as the am-
stenr radio operator whe '^contrlb-
nted most nsefnlly to the American
people.” The citation came with the
William S. Paley amateur radio
award.
Half Heyday For
Stores Is Started
Here Wednesday
Over 30 Retail Firms Will
Be Closed On Wednesday
Aftemocn In Summer
Retailers, with exception of
grocery and drug stores, began on
Wednesday with a half holiday.
More than 30 stores closed
their doors ft one o’clock on
Johnnie Booher, who was
transferred from the Wilkes hos
pital to the Wilkes -Jail last week
after Wilkes officers decided his
account of the robbery and as
sault at Yates service station near
Pnrlear was a fake and that he
engineered the stunt himself,
clings tenaciously to his account
of the affair.
i Johnnie, handsome young man
who came to Wilkes about two
years ago, continues to insist that
three men came to the service
station, where he was the attend
ant, on the night of May 28,
slugged him on the head, broke
open the safe and took between
$1,600 and $1,900.
He was found there about two
o’clock on the morning of the
29th in what appeared to be an
unconscious condition. Blood
was on the floor and on the walls.
There was a slight cut on his
head. He was carried to the
Wilkes hospital where physicians
were unable to find any serious
injury sufficient to cause un
consciousness.
Eater officers found the money
in ar. oil can in a pile of debris
buck of the .service station. A
dead rabbit was found on the
premises. Officers said evidence
indicated that Booher faked the
whole thing and intended later
to make a getaway with the mon
ey after he “recovered.” The
theory was advanced that the
blood which was so gruesome on
the floor was animal blood placed
there by Booher as one detail of
the fake assault and robbery.
But when questioned by a re
porter today Booher steadfastly
claimed he is innocent and that
he was assaulted and robbed. He
reouwhJvrrhlo less”
half the British losses.
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khHday and will clos>e at the same
bon- V.'ednesd8y afternoon
Vichy Admits Loss of
Territory To Attacks
Vichy.—Heavily reinforced De-
GaulUsts chrrged behind British
tanks and armored cars ye.nerday
and drove almost to the outskirts
of Damascus, Syrian capital, fft-
er only four day.s of Middle East
warfare, it was reported here last
ni^ht.
^**.,’ The Free French were reported
stopped just 12 miles south of
Syria’s largest city by the most
bitter fighting on the roed
through Kissoue.
Late in the day the Free
French attacked violently to the
east- of that village. 10 miles
south of'Damascus. rttempting to
drive around the French defens
es, but again their attacks were
said to have failed.
This news capped a day-long
flurry of French communiques
and dispatcher detailing one re
verse after another in which
‘heavy activity by aviation (of
undisclosed nationality) and the
severe damage of two British de
stroyers in a naval battle were
the only favorable factors for the
defenders of Syria.
.thr'"’2h June. J”lv and August,
i The movement to bring about
the half hnl dav w's sponsored
the No'-th Wilke-.boro Junior
Pastor** PatlMr, Dr.
Kincholoc^ WMI Assist ‘ ^
ifa Th» jfc^ices
The annual, series of speeUl
evangelistic SStriees at the ’llf’st
Baptist cburehTTwlll comiheosiB
next Monday evening, Jhne^ !#«■.*
at eight o’dtfci, end ,,wHl t iso^
tinne each eteDtng, except Bohr
hrday, through; Wedneaday, .Inaa
25. Dr, J. W. Klneheloe, of RoelcP *
Mount, N. C„ will be the ' guest
minlBter for the caries of meet
ings.
In a demoBstratira at Ft. Belvoir, Va., a motorbed warstrength company of tte Fifth
ed from Its trucks, unloaded equipment, and within 18 miligtes conatmet^ a
enough to carry ammunition tmeks. In picture at rl|^t, runways are Uld across gmmels of Ught pontoons.
Inset: Company "E” of the Fifth Engineers Is shown crossing waterway on bridge.
Junior Chamber
Commerce Meets
Civic Projects Are Planned:
Committee To Arrange
For Charter Night
bv
Chamber of Commerce, newly
organized civic organization.
Included in the closing were
the department stores hardware
stores, and variety stores. Also
closing were the .shoe repair
'hops, pre-'sing clubs and barber
shops.
The halt holiday was arranged
in order to allow time for a few
hours rest and -recreation each
week for employes of retail firms
and cooperation from the public
is re.spectfully asked.
The public is asked to keep in
mind the Wednesday afternoon
closing in order that no inconven
ience may result.
Traffic Situation
Here Is Improving
Police Effectively Enforcing
Traffic Ordinances In
North Wilkesboro
British Raid Nazis’
Ship Base At Brest
London.—The Nazis' Atlantic
raWer haven at Brest on the or-
cnpled coast of France has been
-subjected to a new series of aerial
(ftonb attacks in the belief that
a 10.000-ton cruiser refuged
there is the Prlnz Bugen. long-
sought consort of the destroyed
battleship Bismarck.
' The Royal Air Force showered
explosive Tuesday on the Brest
anchorage and docks in a concen
trated renewal of the regular at
tacks aimed ?t the 26,000-ton
German warships Gneisenau and
gcharnhorst.
_ While the air mlnl?try com
munique did not claim hits on
• the Prinz Eugen, it said “a
large weight of bomba was dropp
ed on docks and anchorages”
where a hlpper class cruiser be
lieved to be the Prinz Bugen Is
taking refuge.
For the operations against the
Bhhamhorst and Gneisenau the
.drttlsh have used armor-piercing
■ itomhs—explosives capable of go-
4Sg through even the heavily re-
lUtorced decks of such ships.
Police Chief J. E. Walker said
today that the traffic law enforce
ment proceedure here is getting
results.
Tickets are being issued to
double packers, overtime packers,
wrong side p- rkers and to those
who violate the traffic ordinances
in other ways. If tickets are not
returned to the city clerk’s office
within 36 hours the offenders
are cited to city court.
General^' speaking, the police
are receiving good cooperation in
their efforts to liapruvc the traf
fic situation. Chief Walker said
He emphasized thrt traffic
must be maintained in an orderly
manner and that offenders may
expect to pay for whatever of
fenses they commit.
Yellow Jacket Lake
Being^Reconstructed
Yellow Jacket Lake, which was
destroyed in the August flood, is
being reconstructed, R. Don
Laws, of Moravian Falls, owner,
said today.
Damage to the dam is being
repaired and the four-acre lake
bed will be thoroughly cleaned,
Mr. Laws said. v
The lake will be well stocked
with big mouth black bass and
St. I will be used entirely for fishing
and is- just going to wait an
, ee. Hs said he did not knok'
whether or not he would try to
obtain bond before August term
of court because he had never
bad any e.xperlence with legal
matters and had never been jail
ed before.
He declined to discuss the mat
ter further but volunUrily sug
gested that he write an account
of what happened in his own
words, i'is story follows:
“As I sit in my cell tonight I
am just wondering if an Innocent
man will be punished.
“I came to your state about one
and one-half years ago from Bris
tol, Va. I went to work at Ben
ton’s place and soon had many
friend^. I was soon to like this
country and people very much.
“I.,ater on Benton’s place was
burned down and everything I
had went down with the building.
Next day found me with borrowed
clothes on, even down to my
socks, thanks to my friends giv
ing me clothes to wear.
“I soon went to work on the
Boone Trail for Webb Byers and
worked for him for the past eight
months until Tuesday night the
last of May: I cannot remember
the date. I was alone at the ser
vice station, also the night before
and many nights since I had been
working for Mr. Byers. I closed
up as usual and soon was called
for groceries. I made this sale
and before I got back to bed I
was called again, this time by a
lady from Boone. She also wanted
groceries, which amounted to
$15.01. I carried her groceries to
the car for her and then got to
bed and went to sleep. I was
called later, about one o’clock. I
a?ked who it was. The reply was
‘The Boone boys.’’ As*I knew the
lady was from Boone, I told that
she had already got the groceries.
He said her order wasn't for
them. I asked them their order
and told them I would get it
ready and pass it out the door to
them. The answer was ‘O. K.’
‘As I stepped to the door and
opened it I could see no one or
hear no one. I stepped out In the
door to ca.ll them and I was
grabbed by the legs and went
down. I was being slugged at and
jammed. It Is hard for me to say
it anyone was hit or not. But
one of the three jumped or fell
Inside the building. Then as I
turned around I saw one which I
think I recognized back against
the building. Then a blow on the
, Junior Chamber of Commerce
in meeting Tuesday night laid
prelimincry plans for charter
night to be held early next
month and discussed a number of
civic projects, one or more of
which may be launched within a
^ort time.
President Fred Hubbard, Jr.,
presided at the meeting, which
ieroted entirely to hasl&ew
Superior Court
Term U Near End
dl
oh'a InelMlng of the board of
rectors held on Monday night.
He fnnounced that J. H. Whick
er, Jr., and J. W. Steele had been
appointed as a permanent pro
gram committee and that Grady
Church, C. C. Faw, Jr., Hadley
Hayes and I. H. McNeill, Jr., had
been rppointed as a special pro
gram committee for charter
night and would work with the
permanent program committee in
making arrangements for that
event. The committee will set the
date and make complete arrange-
meuLsi.
Appointpieut of a publicity
committee composed of Dwight
Nichols, chairman. Jack Brame
and Barney Arthur was also an
nounced.
A proposal to request manufac
turers in North Wllkeaboro to
change their paydays from Fri
day to mid-week was discussed
and a committee composed of J.
R. McCartney. Blair Gwyn and T.
G. McLaughlin was named to
contact local industries relative
to the feasibility of the plan. It
was pointed out that mid-week
paydays would more evenly dis
tribute business and -sould be
more convenient for all concern
ed.
'Time of meeting was changed
from first and third Tuesdays to
first and third Thursdays with
the first meeting each month to
be a dinner meeting. The next
meeting will b'e on Thursday
night, June 19.
‘The secretary was Instructed to
write for plans and suggestions
relative to promotion of a clean
up and beautlflcatloh project.
Rains Effectively
Break theBrought
Rains Best News Of Week;
Gardens and Pastures Had
Suffered From Drougiit
Showera beginning. Ttuesday
have effectively broken the
drought In this Immediate section
of the state.
There had 'been no rains of
hit over the head, I got hold of substmtlal quantity ln‘ many
my gun and fired one shot. It ' ~
weeks. Early gardens were badly
damaged and pastures .were be
coming exceedinfly short. Some
June term of Wilkes superior
court for trial of civil cases will
adjourn tomorrow. Court has
been in session two weeks with
Judge P. Donald Phillips presid
ing.
A $237.50 judgme‘nt was award
ed Mrs. Lela McNeill versus C. A.
Lowe, administrator, et al. A de
fault judgment of $1,200 was
awarded N. S. Forester, Jr., ver
sus F. L. Edens.
Several other matters of minor
interest were disposed of during
the past few days. i
Mass Meeting Of
Retailers, Clerks
To Be Held Friday
WiH Be Held At City Hall;
(Cotton Area Represen
tative Will Speak
All retalleni and their* clerks,
rnd wholesalers o f American
xrown and manufactured cotton
merchandise are urgently request-
e-i to attend an Important mass
meeting to be held In the City
Hall at eight p. m„ Friday, June
13.
Dr. Klneheloe has heW pastor
ates at Cre-we, Virginia; Prince
ton, W. Va.; .Richmond, Va.; and '
Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He
has been pastor In Rocky Mount
for twenty-five years, and his
church membership numbers over
eighteen hundred. He is the fath
er of the First baptist pastor
here.
Special music for the meetinc
will he given by adult and yonngr
people’s choirs under the direc
tion of Mrs. Andrew Kilby. There
will be congregational singing of
many of the best loved Christian
hymns and songs.
The meeting is being advertls-
ed throughout the community
and a large attendance is expected
at the services.
“How To Have A Spiritual R^
vival” will be the sermon siilx.
Ject of the pastor at the mornin*
worship service this Sunday. At
the 8 p. m. service the pastor
will speak on, “Demands and Pe
titions.’’
S. S. Association
Meetu^OnSunday
Wai Be Held With Pleasant
Ridge Church Near Elkin
Mrs. Byerly, Eocdl Resident,
Retiring Grand Matron
In The State
The Grand Chapter of North
Crrollna, Order of the Eastern
Star held its thirty-sixth annual
session in the new jnilllon dollar
Civic Auditorium at Asheville
June 8-11 with Asheville Chap
ter No. 191, as hostess. The Wor-
wlll preside. Speakerl 'Vlli ihr;
elude—I. H. Yountz, Cotton Area
Representative.
In announcing the meeting, J.
B. Snipes, county agent, stated
that as far as possible not only
merchants but their clerks should
e.ttend this important discussion
of how merchants may partici
pate In the benefits of the Sup
plementary Cotton Stamp Pro
gram, soon to be launched in this
area.
He said that in order to be
Lol ivu. arif iixjoi.xjoo. * no v* - —— -
thy Grand Matron, Mrs. Leola M.'eligible to accept Cotton Stamps
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Byerly has been a resident of the for redemption from the Govern-
Wllkesboros for some time and
this town has received recogni
tion throughout the Stpte. She is
manager of the Social Security
Office here.
Mrs. Byerly honored the local
Eastern Chapter at the beginning
of the grand chapter year by ap
pointing C. P. Walter and Mrs.
ment, merchejit^ must first com
plete a “Retailer’s Statement”
form which will be available and
fully explained *at the meeting.
Mr. Snipes added that $25,-
000,000 worth of Cotton Stamps
are available for distribution to
cotton fanners during 1941, and
■any merchants unprepared to ac
pointing U. f. waller ana mm. — - .
H. T. Clark as Grand Commit- cept these stamps f ®
tee mem jers and at the close of prescribed manner vioul^ be at_a
her year selected Mias Mable Hen-
dren as Grand Representative of
the Grand Jurisdiction of Penn
sylvania. Miss Hendren received
her appointment and ibadge from
the Worthy Grrnd Matron of the
state of Pennzylvanla and she
represented that state at Ashe
ville.
Several memhaHi from Wilkes
Chapter were aqlpcted -by Mrs.
Byerly as Honorary Officers for
the "Mother - Daughter - Garden
Session.” Mrs. Ira D, Payne. Wor
thy Matron of the local chapter
served on the registration com
mittee. Others who attended and
were honored were Miss Mabel
Hendren. Mrs. Kyle Hayes. Mrs.
Charlie Day, Mr*. H. T. Clark.
Mrs. Slna Walsh, Mrs. G. G. Fos
ter. Miss Blizfheth Cashlon and
Miss Florence Gulgou of the Val-
dese Chapter.
The session closed Wednesday
evening with the Installation of
new officers. Mias Bwie Gaddy,
of Raleigh and Wingate, was
elected Worthy Grand Matron and
Hawley C. CoW>, of Wadesboro.
was' named Worthy Grand Pa-
" All members of the local chap
ter are asked to be present et the
regular meeting Thursday night
as all honorfry offteirs will be
distinct disadvantage. “The simpl
est way for merchants to fully
understand the Program.” said
Mr Snipes "is to attend this
meeting. They will learp’ how
they may get their share of this
additional business; what good
may he exchanged for stamps;
the rules and regulations they
must comply with in making ;ot-
toh stamp sale?': how to redeem
the stamps for cash.’’
*‘By aggressive merchandising
methods pushing the sale of cot
ton goods not only to those using
iUmps—but to every family in
the community—retail merch.-nta
will make a sutostanilaJ contribu
tion toward solving the proUem
of price-depressing cotton sur
pluses and under-consumption of
cotton goods by a large part of
our people.”
.x-n>gTAm foi' the 'SteBS Mw*.
tkin^Baptfsl Sunday school associ
ation'to convene on Sunday, June
15, at Pleasant Ridge church four
miles, florth of Elkin was an
nounced todey.
The program will open with,
congregational singing at two o’
clock and invocation by the pas
tor. John R. Jones and Winfrey
Luffman will discuss the first
topic, which will be "Value of the
Sunday School to the Commun
ity.”
Mrs. J. L. Gregory and Mr*.
Hattie Brown will discuss "Value
of the Sunday- School to the
Church.” Trerly Kilby and Mack
Pruitte will speak on “Value of
the Sunday School to the Indi
vidual.” Topic for discussion by
Dr. John W. Kincheloe, Jr., pas
tor of the First Baptist church in
North Wilkesboro, and C. C. Gam-
ihlll will be “Value of the Sun
day School as an Opportunity.**
Mrs. Winfrey Luffman and J. A.
Gilliam will discuss "Whr.t Is the
.Mission of the Sunday School?”.
W. V. Nix and Carney Lyon*
will conclude the program with
a discussion of “Shall we have a
Sunday school revival in all our
churches and when shall It be
gin?”.
Announcement of the associa-
tional meeting urged every
church and Sunday school in the
association to be well represent
ed.
Mrs. Crosby Church
Claimed By Death
Mrs. Linie Bullls Church, of
this city. 55, wife of I. C. Church
and for .many years a well known
resident of Wilkesboro. died at
one o’clock Wednesday afternoon.
She suffered a stroke of ajpoplexy
Wednesday morning and died at
the Wllkwr hospital.
ChhTCh for several years
as Bu Mrs.-ChiJTCB for several
presented In jopcratWl'Rock Diner Cafe In
during the seaston at Ashevl e. Iwhere she made
comius Miss Bessie Lee Anderson has many friends.
anxiety was expressed over pros- returned, from the tJnlve”sity of ^ Surviving are er u
a- » %rt f/l wnATIfl ibfi ..dmm6f
ESpiscf^i Service
irjll |>e hei4 in Ot. | wm ue UWU aaoaaaaae». uuaaxaaai©. a a.v.«
^ |l’s Episcopal church Sunday No swimming will be permitted, head put me out. All that I re- ■ tnres had suffered most from, ino
Ung. June 15th, at 7:46 o’-jThe lake wlli have a capacity of member la that I waA dragged or ^ronght but It Is hot too late to
jk. The public Is cordially ln-l«lght million gallons, of water pitched into the hulldlng. It seems plant, additional r vegetables and
^tted to ettend. and wUl be excellent for fish. (Continued on page eight) 'iqjpienish the home food supply.
pects for the main field crops—
“and the rains came.”
J. B. Snipes, county farm a-
gent, arid t^at gardens and pas
tures had suffered most from, the
Mississippi, to spend the „ammer
with her parenU, 'Mr. and Mrs.
Ivan D. Anderson. Mtoq Anderson
was Initiated lnto*K*i>Pa Balta
soiwtty bofcMO leeTnW' college,
and Ttolted: with' frluhds in
lumbns and Savannah,
before returning home.
four children. Misses Geneva, Lo
la and Pauline Church and Con
rad Church, all of North Wllkes-
horo.' -
Funeral service will be held at
... .the residence In this city Friday,
Georgia,’tw4"p. m„ and burial will he In
-'“Moontaln Park cemetery.
Several Joined
U. S. Marines
Recruiting Officers To Leave
Here On Friday After
Ten-Day Stay
Sergernts of the U. S. Marine
corps here this week on recruit
ing duty have enlisted s«veral
young, men and have taken appli
cations from others.
The first ones sent to Parris
Island from here for training
during this period of the tempor
ary recruiting office were George
Edward Porter, Earl Burc.'iette,
Claude Sparks aad a Mr. Broy-
hlll.
Applications were accepted
from Don Smoot, Ford Adams.
Fred Hardin, Hal C. Owens,
George Edwards Gamblll, Jamea
D. Call and Ralph O. Shnmdte.
Elkin the officers accepted
applications from Earl Winston
Salmons, Pan! Franklin Couch
and James Rsiqih Collins. ThW
will leave Friday.
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