Elkin "The Best Little Town in North Carolina" VOL. No. XXIX. No. 49 LATE • NEWS £ and BRIEF T STATE THREE North Carolina Dem ocrats, Thurmond Chatham, of Winston-Salem; W. B. Ki lt er, of Reidsvilte, and Miss Carrie McLean, of Charlotte, Tuesday night authorized pub lication of statements pledging their support to Wendell Will kie under the banner of Dem ocrats-for-Willkie movement, according to J. Paul Leonard, secretary of state headquar ters. Mr. Chatham, who is president of the Chatham Manufacturing company and a member of the state board of conservation and development issued a significant statement, which read in part as follows: "I think Wendell Willkie is best equipped to lead us thru the present world crisis, knows more about sound business A. B. C.'s, and that his practical experience will mean more jobs in private industry, more stable farm prices and more production in America." NATIONAL NEW YORK, Oct. 15. Among the 1,107,000 New York men who will register tomor row In the nation's first peace time conscription is Francis Warren Pershing, only son of Gen. John J. Pershing, who commanded the A.E.F. in the world war. Young Pershing, who is 31, said he was willing to do anything including kitchen police—if and when he is called for duty. "There's no reason in the world why I shouldn't be called up," he said. "And there certainly is no reason for me to get a good job out of it." WASHINGTON, Oct. 15. The possibility of further aid to Great Britain or other pow ers arose tonight when Presi dent Roosevelt set up an agency to requisition a large supply of war materials now tied up by legal complications. Any of these supplies which are not needed for United States defense may be sold to friendly powers, the President said. There were indications that some machine tools, in cluded in the materials in question, might be released to soviet Russia, which is now displaying irritation with Hit ler's incursions into Rumania. INTERNATIONAL LONDON, Oct. 15—A two hour rain of bombs which turned a German synthetic oil plant at Politz, near Stettin, into a giant blowtorch was described today by British' av iators returning from a series of night attacks on Germany. Oil storage plants at Magde burg, Bohlen and Hanover also were pounded according to Britain's "master plan" for systematic destruction of Ger many's chief oil centers, the air ministry reported, and Berlin was subjected to an hour and a half of bombing. The raid on Politz produced an inferno, returning fliers re ported, with giant chimney stacks toppling, flames sweep ing a mile square area, smoke streaking for six miles over the horizon, and blazing oil tanks setting a glare which fliers said must have been seen in Berlin, 85 miles to the south west. MOSCOW, Oct. 15—Soviet Russia disclosed today that / Germany did not tell her in advance of plans to send troops to Rumania or even why such forces were sent to the nazi-domlnated kingdom on Russia's border. The Rus sians employed a familiar form to indicate their official re action to Germany's thrust through the Balkans to the Black Sea. Tass, the official Russian news agency, publish ed a denial of a report carried by a Danish newspaper, Politi ken, that the soviet govern ment was "timely informed that German troops would be sent to Rumania and that the Kremlin was Informed of the aims and number of troops sent to Rumania." "Tass is > authorized to state that this report • • • does not corre spond to the facts." THE ELKIN TRIBUNE IN BLACK AND WHITE ,M LGT -S SEE NOW! S* YOU MAY TELL UNCLE GO ANVTIMC S)X W|FE HER [WE'RE NOT INTERESTED SAM HE CAN HAVE HIM Y X JOF MOTHER, AUNT LUCV, COUSIN IN YOUR DEPENDENTS AT ONCE! I'VE SUPPORTED L JK* MY TIM, WHO AINT WORKING, AND NOW. THATU COME \TH BANK AND FINANCE CO. IF YOU'RE ELKS WIN GAME HERE 19 TO 7 Team Is Preparing for Final Home Game With Madi son High School AT ATHLETIC FIELD With the scalp of Cramerton Hi tucked safely away under their belt by a score of 19 to 7, the Elks of Elkin high school are preparing to meet Madison high school here Friday in their final home game. Playing on fairly even terms during the first quarter, the Elks opened up in the second quarter to score when Shugart carried the ball over from the seven-yard line after it had been put in scor ing position by Sparks. The second score came in the third period when Shugart again scored on a wide end run. The final touchdown of the game came in the fourth period after Cramerton had put over a score in the third period. The ball was carried over by Colhard after an off center smash from the four-yard line. REA PLANS SERIES OF THREE MEETINGS A series of three meetings is planned by the REA for next week, it was anounced Wednes day by the Dobson office. The first of the meetings will be held on Monday, October 21, at West field at 7:30 in the evening, and the next meeting will be on Oc tober 22, at 7:30 in the evening at East Bend. The last meeting will be on Wednesday, October 23, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at Dobson. All prospective custom ers to be served by the electric lines now being erected through out this section are urged to at tend, as it is hoped to get wiring contracts signed at these meet ings. Two representatives from the REA in Washington will be present at the meetings to ex plain the details of the project. Approximately S2OO in electric appliances will be given away ab solutely free at the meetings and the major free prize offered is a wiring job in the amount of S3O. BAPTIST SERVICES ANNOUNCED HERE Sunday at the morning hour of worship at the First Baptist church at 11 o'clock the pastor, Rev. Stephen Morrisett, will use as his sermon subject, "Be Still and Know That I Am Ood," and at the evening service at 7:30 the sermon subject -will be "What Is the Kingdom of God?" The church extends a cordial invitation to the public to at tend the regular worship periods and the church school at 9:45 on Sunday morning. Mexico In Deal With Japs As "Oil Lands" Concession Granted One Spokesman States He Does Not Believe the Prime In terest of the Concessionaries Is Oil; Diplomatic and Foreign Business Quarters Greatly In terested in Disclosure of Agreement Mexico City, Oct. 16. —Mexico has granted to a Japanese-con trolled company a huge "explora tory oil land" concession on the Guilf of Mexico, 425 miles from the Texas border and 1,300 air line miles from the Atlantic en trance to the Panama Caqpl, and is considering the sale to Japan of 20,000 tons of scrap metal, now embargoed by the United States, it was disclosed today. Diplomatic and foreign busi ness quarters were greatly inter ested in the disclosure, . partly because the land is on the Gulf, from where any eventual oil would have to be sent through the Panama Canal to Japan, and partly because other foreign oil F.D.R. IN TALK TO THE NATION In Early Morning Broadcast Says Draft Is Answer to Policy of Force DEFENSE PREPARATION Washington, Oct. 16—President Roosevelt today told the estimat ed 16,404,000 young men who are registering for the nation's first peacetime draft that their cause is to save democracy and peace from those "who have dared to threaten the whole world with war." In an unprecedented early morning radio address—an hour after registration began the President said that the program upon which the nation has em barked was one "obviously of de fense preparation and of defen sive preparation only," but that "the duty of this day has been imposed upon us from without." "Those who have dared to threaten the whole world with war—those who have created the name and deed of total, war— have imposed upon us and upon all free peoples the necessity of preparation for total defense," he said. Selective compulsory military service, he said, in effect, is America's answer. "Today's registration for train ing and service," he said, "is the keystone in the arch of our na tional defense . . . "To the 16,000,000 young men (Continued on Page Five, Sec. 1) ELKIN. N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER* 17, 1940 interests have explored the con cession area and decided that, as regards oil, it was not promising. "I do not believe the primary interest of the concessionaries is oil," an American businessman commented. It was made known that the ministry of economics had signed an agreement Sept. 13 allowing the Veracruzana Petroleum Co., five-year exploratory rights to a 250,000-acre tract of state land in Vera Cruz between Japala, the state capital, and the Gulf coast village of Misantla. The Veracruzana Company is controlled by La Laguna Com pany, more tlpan 51 per cent, of the stock in which is Japanese owned. AID GIVEN 361 FOLKS IN AREA Now Receiving Monthly Pay ments of Old Age and Survivors Insurance CHILDREN ARE HELPED A statement issued today by Jamfes N. Freeman, manager of the Winston-Salem office of the Social Security Board, shows 361 persons in this area are now re ceiving monthly payments of old age and survivors insurance. This figure represents the number of men, women and children in the counties of Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin, who have been awarded monthly pay ments of old-age and survivors insurance during the nine months since monthly benefits became payable (January 1, 1940.) Among those listed are 38 widows, 137 children, 162 re tired wage earners, and 24 wives of retired wage earners. The field manager explained that when a fully insured wage earner, who is 65 years old or more, files claim for his month ly old-age insurance benefits, his wife may also claim monthly benefits when she is 65 years old or more. In addition each of his children under 16 (18 if In school) will receive monthly ben efits—except that the benefits for the entire family may not be more than twice the amount of (Continued on Last Page, Sec. IX J. W. FREEMAN DIES THURSDAY Jonesville Man Passes at His Home Following Heart Attack RITES HELD SATURDAY James Worth Freeman, 61, of Jonesville, died at his home early Thursday morning from a heart attack. He was a son of the date Mr. and Mrs. Howard Freeman and was born in Jonesville July 16, 1879. Survivors include thirteen chil dren, as follows: Six sons, Bill, Carson, James Freeman, of Elk in; Charlie, Frank and Jack Freeman, of Jonesville; seven daughters, Mrs. A. R. Applewhite, Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Guy Myers and Mrs. Mick Brown, of Jones ville; Mrs. Leary Rogers, Arling ton; Misses Ada, Estelle and Catherine Freeman, of Jones ville; four brothers, E. J., John and Jesse Freeman, of Elkin; Bob Freeman, of Jonesville; four sis ters, Mrs. Charlie Sparks, Jones ville; Mrs. C. W. Swaim and Mrs. Spurgeon Benton, Danville, HI.; Mrs. Pete McGlothian, Yakima, Wash. Funeral services were held at Swan Creek Baptist church where the deceased had been a member many years, on Saturday afternoon after the body had lain in state from 3 to 4 o'clock. Rev. Rex Windsor, the pastor, and Rev. J. L. Powers conducted the services and burial was in the church graveyard. DUKE LINEMAN IS PAINFULLY HURT L. A. Gibson, 32, of Winston- Salem, an employee of Duke Power company, engaged in erecting a line to the new Chat ham carbonizing plant here, nar rowly missed electrocution Tues day afternoon when he released a 2,300 voltage live wire from a pole, believing that the wire was dead. His body from the waist up was painfull burned and he suf fered bruises as he fell from the pole. He was rushed to the local hos pital by ambulance, where he is resting as comfortably as could be expected. CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS ANNOUNCED Miss Virginia Price, librarian at the public- ' library here, an nounces a change in library hours, effective Monday, October 21. Hours in the morning will be from 9 until noon and In the af ternoon from 2 until five o'clock. MOKE During the first eight months of this year, the national income was $2,400,000,000 more than In the same period a year ago, esti mates Secretary of Commerce Jones. Nearly A Thousand Young Men Register Here Under Draft Act Cupid Breaks One-Day Record In Surry County Cupid has been busy in Sur ry county during the past week, 13 couples (and probably not a one of them would ad mit they're unlucky), having applied for and received mar riage license at the office of the register of deeds, at Dob son. Ten of the wedding permits were obtained during one day, last Saturday, thereby break ing all records for one day's issuance, officials said. Those who obtained license to wed were: ' Ira Bledsoe to Miss Mary Atkins, both of Dobson; Oliver Davis to Miss Treva Corder, both of Dobson; Walter W. Reece, Boonville, to Miss Martha Jones, Dobson; Roy Richard, Erie, Pa., to Miss Thelma Comer, Dobson; Har ry Hill to Miss Maude Gumter, both of Ararat; J. Walter Lowery, to Miss Margaret Louise Coone, both of Ararat; Novin Dale Horton, Hillsville, Va., to Miss Freida L. Harmon, Floyd, Va.; Leonard Hayes to Miss Odessa Wright, both of Thomasville; Gordon Proctor, Rural HaU, to Miss Edith M. Mills, Ararat; Henry Wagoner, Wilronghry, Ohio, to Miss Florence Barber, Geneva, Ohio; William Roger Taylor to Miss Patsy Ruth Jones, both of Mount Airy; Isaac Lindsay to Gertrude Thomp son, both of Elkin. Methodists Hold Fourth Quarterly Conference Rev. Herman P. Duncan, pas tor of the Methodist church, will pi each at the Sunday morning hour of worship at 11 o'clock on "This I Do Know." At the even ing service at 7:30 the young people's choir of the church will furnish special music. The ser mon subject has not been an nounced. On the evening of October 23, there will be no mid-week prayer service due to the fact that the pastor will be away at the annual church conference in High Point. At the fourth quarterly confer ence meeting held at the church on Monday evening of this week by Rev. J. S. Hiatt, of this city, superintendent of the Elkin dis trict, new boards and committees were set up for the work of the church year. Among the new of ficers elected were E. S. Spain hour and Clifton Leary to the board of stewards of the church. W. A. Neaves was added to the board of trustees of the church and was also reelected as Golden Cross director. Miss Dorothy Colhard was named as president of the young people's department of the church and Charles G. Ashby was reelected as general superin tendent of the church school. Mason Lillard was reelected as district steward and W. S. Reich was named as lay delegate to the annual conference in High Point. Mrs. George Royall was elected as president of the Woman's So ciety of Christian Service of the church and H. B. Holcomb was reelected as recording steward. DR. W. P. FEW, DUKE U. PRESIDENT, DIES Durham, Oct. 16—Dr. William Preston Pew, president of Duke University and its predecessor, Trinity College, died in the uni versity hospital at 7 a.m. today after a brief illness. He was 72. Death was attributed to a heart attack which he had suf fered several days ago. His con dition had been critical but he was improving slowly until today and doctors had believed he would recover. Dr. Few became professor of English at Trinity College in 1896' and has been continuously in the service of the institution, which later became Duke Univer sity, ever since. He was formally inaugurated president of Trinity on November 9, 1910. 14 Pages TWO SECTIONS PUBLISHED WEEKLY VOLUNTEERS AID IN BIG JOB WEDNESDAY Many Out-of-County Men Are Registered WORK MOVES SMOOTHLY Chief Registrar Hall Ex presses Apreciation for Assistance Given RUSH IS OVER BY NOON The nation's young men placed themselves at their country's call for military duty Wednesday morning in the first draft ever conducted with America at peace. In Elkin, as in other towns and cities all over the country, the registration place at the city hall opened at 7:00 a.m., and was to remain open until 9:00 p.m. Late Wednesday afternoon Chief Registrar J. L. Hall stated that approximately 800 men had registered, with the total figure expected to reach 900 or a thou sand by closing time. Of this number, he estimated 50 or more were men who do not live in the county. Approximately 100 col ored men had been registered, he said. The work of registering the men proceeded at a rapid pace from the start. Plenty of volun teers were on hand to aid in the work of filling out the necessary forms and pocket cards, and by afternoon a great majority of the work had been completed. Following the end of the reg istration period, an official count was to be made and the figure iJhoned to R. A. Freeman, of Dobson. a member of the county draft board- The cards them selves will be carried to Dobson this morning. v . . Each man who was registered, was given a pocket card contain ing his name, address and other information, which he was in structed to carry on his person at all times as proof that he has complied with the selective ser vice law. Mr. Hall stated that the task of registering the men here had run smoothly and expressed ap preciation for the generous aid he has received on the part of the numerous assistant registrars. HIGH SCHOOL TO HAVE STUDENT GOVERNMENT This year, for the first time, the high school here will have student government. Election of a president, vice-president, secre tary and treasurer will be made today (Thursday) by a vote of the student body. Candidates for the office of president are Miss Peggy Royall, Miss Emma Charles Foster and Eugene Aldridge; vice-presiden tial candidates are: Miss Eleanor Hayes, Bobby Harris, Walter Gainer and Bill Donovan. Aspir ants to the office of secretary are Miss Mable Davis, Miss Jo Barker, Miss Elizabeth Alexan der and Windell Martin, and for the office of treasurer, Worth Graham, Harold Brendle and Joe Harris. Twenty people were killed in railroad crossing accidents in North Carolina during the first four months of 1940. Registration Books for Election Open Registration books for the November 5 election are now open and will remain open un til Saturday, November 2, in order that all voters who are not registered, may do so in order to vote. Books will be at the city hall each Saturday. Those wishing to register on week days may do so by seeing Registrar J. L. Hall at his office in the W. M. Allen building. Everyone who is not regis tered is urged to do so on or before November 2.