"The Best Little Town
in North Carolina"
VOL. No. XXIX.No. 52
ROOSEVELT WINNER OVER WILLKIE
BRIEF N ? n
WINDSOR, Nov. 6.—A "whis
pering campaign" was the
downfall of a Snake Bite, N. C.i
township officer in yesterday's
general election. Henry Demp
sey had been township con
stable for many years and was
unopposed for re-election until
the last moment. But word got
around yesterday morning that
Dempsey was a Willkie man.
When the township votes were
counted, Dempsey had 23 and
a write-in candidate, Boy
Stocks, had 78. But the town
'ship cast 159 votes for Presi
dent Roosevelt and none for
Wendell Willkie and now
everyone is wondering just how
that rumor got started.
ALTHOUGH Wendell L.
Willkie is running well behind
President Roosevelt, he is mak
ing a better showing in both
electoral votes and popular
votes than Alf M. Landon did
in 1936. Landon had 8 electoral
votes to 523 for Roosevelt. Early
Wednesday Willkie had cap
tured, or held the lead in states
with 98 electoral votes, as
against a tentative total of 433
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6.
President Roosevelt's apparent
victory over Wendell L. Willkie
gave John L. Lewis his self
appointed cue today to step
down as C. I. O. president, and
it likewise encouraged conjec
ture that new efforts would be
made to end the A. F. L.-C. I.
O. schism in unibn ranks.
Lewis staked his C. I. O. lead
ership on a Roosevelt defeat
when he issued his dramatic
call to followers two weeks ago
for a Willkie triumph. Closest
associates said no one would be
able to dissuade the veteran
labor leader from carrying
through with his avowed in
tention to quit as C. I. O. head.
HYDE PARK, N. Y., Nov. 6.
—President Roosevelt today
promised undeviating support
for principles otf his new deal
in the harsh years into which
he fears the new world is head
in. "I think you will find me
in the future just exactly the
same Franklin Roosevelt as you
have known for a great many
years," he said in a victory
speech to his Hyde Park neigh
bors. That was the first public
utterance of the President after
the trend to Tuesday's voting
had been established. It im
plied a promise that after his
third inauguration next Jan
uary 20, the administration will
meet the problems of a world
at war on the same basis which
guided the new deal since
March 4, 1933.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6.—The
great tide of votes for Presi
dent Roosevelt was interpreted
today as insuring uninterrupted
continuation of an American
foreign policy predicated on all
aid "short of war" for Britain,
i and a firm stand against the
policies and acts of aggressor
nations. The diplomatic con
sensus, too, was that it would
add speed to the Pan-American
program to strengthen the de
fenses of the Western Hemi
sphere. Most observers took it
as a foregone conclusion that
Cordell Hull, co-author and
spokesman of the administra
tion's International foreign pol
icy, would remain as secretary
of state in the new adminis
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6
The Democrats, riding a tide
of votes with President Roose
velt, kept control of both
House and Senate in Tuesday's
election. An official tabulation
at 8:10 a on. (e&t.) showed
they had won 222 House seats,
for more than a majority, to
107 for the Republicans. In
addition, one Incumbent Amer
ican Labor!te was re-elected.
A majority is 218.
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE
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J. Melville Broughton, of Ra
leigh, who was given an over
whelming lead over his Repub
lican opponent, Robert H. Mc-
Neill, of Statesville, for gov
ernor of North Carolina in
Passes Away in Winston-Sa
lem Hospital Following
TO HOLD RITES TODAY
Funeral services for Mahlon
Henry Brannon, 66, will be held
at Harmony Grove Friends
church, Yadkin county, this
(Thursday) afternoon at 3:00
o'clock. The body will lie in state
in the church from 2:00 o'clock
until the funeral hour. Rev. E.
G. Key and Rev. Mrs.' E. G. Key
and Rev. Mrs. Milner A. Cox will
have charge of the funeral.
Burial will follow in the family
plot in the church graveyard.
Mr. Brannon died at a Win
ston-Salem hospital Tuesday
morning following a paralytic
stroke suffered only a few days
ago. He was a native of Yadkin
county and had spent his life in
this section. He was a member
of Branon Friends church. He
was married to Miss Ida Reavis,
who survives him, together with
two sons, Sam Branon, of Yad
kinville, and Hugh Branon, of
Elkin; two daughters, Mrs. MaV
tin Mackie, Yadkinville; Mrs.
Howard Jerman, Charlotte: his
mother, Mrs. Martha E. Branon,
also survives, together with five
brothers, Davis and Tom Branon,
of Atlanta; Otis and Rovy Bran
on, of Charlotte; Alfred Branon,
of Kane, Fenn.; two sisters, Mrs.
J. K. Wooten, Kinston; and Mrs.
Charlie Helton, Yadkinville.
Funeral rites for James Hous
ton Pardue, 57, were held Tues
day afternoon at Mitchells Chap
el church, with Rev. J. H. Green,
Rev. Sam Jones and Rev. R. L.
Speer in charge. Burial followed
in the church cemetery. The
body lay in state in the church
one hour before the funeral.
Mr. Pardue passed away at a
Statesville hospital early Monday
morning after undergoing an op
eration. He had been in ill
health for some time and serious
for the past few weeks. Mr. Par
due was a farmer and well known
citizen of the North Oak Ridge
section. He had been a member
of Mitchells Chapel church for
many years and took much inter
est in church work.
Survivors include the widow,
who was Miss Geneva Wagoner
before marriage; one son, Irvin
Pardue, of Boonville; three
daughters, Miss Bertie Pardue and
Mrs. Ethel Wilmoth, of Boonville;
and Mrs. Jenette Haynes, of
Winston-Salem; three brothers,
D. L. Pardue, of Mocksville; H. L.
Pardue, of Pelham; J. L. Pardue,
The U. S. Bureau of Agricul
tural Economics estimates that
the 1941 farm income will be
about $9,000,000 and may reach
the highest point since 1929.
Is Again Elected President
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Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Wendell Willkie for the Presi
dency of the United States in Tuesday's election, holding 39 states
in latest election returns. Mr. Roosevelt is the first president in
the history of the nation to be elected to a third term.
Surry County Supports
Democratic Ticket By
Big Majority Tuesday
Elkin Township Gives Majorities to All Democratic Candi
dates from President to Township Constable; Vote
Here Is Said to Be the Largest in History of
the Precinct; Snow Leads Locally
Elkin township marched to the
polls Tuesday to chalk up sub
stantial majorities for all Demo
cratic candidates from president
down to township constable, with
one of the largest total votes reg
istered in the history of the pre
As Elkin went, so went Surry
county, and as Surry county
went, so went the state, all giving
the Democratic ticket an over
A. D. (Lon) Folger led" the
ticket in Surry in his race against
Ottis James Reynolds for Con
gress from this district. M. Q.
Snow, Democratic candidate for
county commissioner, led the
ticket in Elkin township.
In the state race for governor,
Democratic Candidate J. Melville
Broughton was far ahead at last
reports over his Republican op
ponent George H. McNeill. Re
turns from 1,620 of the state's
1,916 precincts showed Broughton
to have 526,302 votes to McNeill's
Returns from 1,1574 precincts
gave Mr. Roosevelt 576,111 votes
to Mr. Willkie's 182,308.
The vote in Elkin township for
President was: Roosevelt 1,050,
Elkin township gave the county
ticket the following vote: Senate:
Marshall 1,096, Fowler 378; House
of Representatives: Dobson 1,125,
Hiatt 365; Register of Deeds:
Lawrence 1,109, Alberty 377; Sur
veyor: Harbour 1,104, Marsh 370;
Snow 1,108, Smith 1091. Jones
1.085; (Republican): Greenwood
410, Hennis 368, Wall 380.
Local figures will show that I.
N. Greenwood, well liked here by
everyone, led the Republican
county ticket in this township
with his total of 410 votes for
In the state race, A. D. Polger
ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1940
received 1,120 votes here as com
pared to Ottis Reynolds' 365 votes
in the race for Congress. Other
Democratic candidates on the
state ticket were given majorities
of approximately the same in this
On the township ticket, S. C.
Hudspeth, Democratic candidate
for contable, received 1,013 votes
as compared with 417 for J. B.
Gentry. Mr. Gentry led the Re
publican township ticket, receiv
ing the largest vote given any
Republican on any ticket in this
Votes for Justices of the Peace
in Elkin township were as fol
lows: C. W. Young, Democrat,
1,021; E. W. McDaniel, Demo
crat, 1,014; J. B. Felts, Democrat,
1,009; J. Prank Miller, Democrat,
1,028; J. W. Brookshire, Demo
crat, 1,007; M. P. (Pat) Osborne,
Complete unofficial returns by
precincts of the tabulated vote
from Surry county will be found
elsewhere in this issue.
Jury Is Drawn
For December Court
A jury was drawn Monday for
the civil term of Yadkin superior
court, which will convene about
the middle of December, with
Judge Don Phillips presiding.
Following is a list of the jury;
Broadus Renegar, Fonzy Brown,
A. T. Muncus, F. T. Groce, Bob
Cranfill, R C. Pinnix, Tandy B.
Vestal, J. E. Reece, Floyd Denny,
Ralph Haynes, Leo Martin, Troy
C. Hobson, W. H. Poindexter,
H. W. Allen, Ruben Allred, Q, D.
Whitaker, N. L. Hudspeth, O. C.
Motsinger, Ernest Adams, I, J.
Cranfill, E. R. Crater, Julius Mil
ler, Samuel Hoots and R. C.
A. D. (Lon) Folger, who in
Tuesday's election led the Sur
ry county ticket to defeat Ottis
Reynolds, of Elkin, his Repub
lican opponent for Congress
from the fifth district.
Loss By Fire Monday Is Es
timated at About
The Dobson Roller Mills at
Dobson was completely destroyed
by fire about 2:15 Monday morn
ing. The loss was estimated at
$13,500, with $4,200 insurance.
The mill was the property of
Mrs. C. C. Holyfield and was op
erated by W. S. Alberty.
The cause of the blaze has not
been determined. It was discov
ered by Dennis Moody, of Mount
Airy, who was passing through
the town at the time. For a time
nearby buildings were threatened
by the blaze, but the damage was'
confined to the mill, with the ex
ception of some damage to out
In addition to the building,
machinery and equipment, quan
tities of grain, fertilizer and
other wares were consumed in
Greek and Italian Armies Re
ported Locked in Death
SUCCESS IS REPORTED
Nov. 6.—Greek and Italian
armies were reported locked in a
tremendous battle today as Great
Britain and Germany clashed in
big-scale sea and air operations.
A conflict of great importance
is raging in Greece, the Italian
official radio reported, asserting
that Fascist troops are advancing
on both northern and southern
fronts after bitter fighting in
which many Greek prisoners were
The Fascist version of the war
conflicted with reports of further
Greek advances, especially along
the road to Koritza, big Italian
base in Albania. An Italian forti
fied line guarding the Koritza
road was reported smashed by
Greek mountain troops, which
surged forward to seize a new
line of hills on the northern front.
The Greeks had been reporting
successful progress since they
smashed the initial Fascist drive
toward Fiorina (which was heav
ily bombed by Italian planes again,
today) and Salonika on the north
wing. The Greek mountain troops
sliced into Albania at the extreme
northwestern corner of Greece
(where Greece, Albania and Jugo
slavia meet) and had advanced
almost to Koritza after crossing
the Devoli River yesterday after
Although factory tires were
first sold in 1932, approximately
85 per cent, of all farm tractors
made in 1939 were equipped with
rubber pneumatic tires at the
A million dollars In gold weighs
Admits Defeat And
In This Issue
Due to the fact that some
uncertainty exists concerning
the correctness of the order
numbers of registrants under
the selective service act, as
carried in part in this news
paper last week, The Tribune
will not publish further such
numbers until the Surry draft
board No. 2 releases official
order numbers from Dobson.
The draft board cannot make
up the official list of order
numbers until a master copy of
the numbers as drawn in Wash
ington, has been received.
Razed By Fire
The large frame home of Mr.
and Mrs. Will Shugart, of Jones
ville, was totally destroyed by fire
The blaze, thought to have ori
ginated from a chimney, was dis
covered about 12:30 p. m. and
rapidly gained headway.
A majority of the furnishings on
the ground floor of the home were
saved. Furniture upstairs was de
Mr. Shugart, veteran rural
route mail carrier, stated that the
loss was partly covered by insur
YADKIN G. 0. P.
Three Democratic Office
Holders Are Thrown Out
in Tuesday Election *
JONESVILLE FOR F.D.R.
Yadkin county went to the
polls Tuesday and threw out all
Democratic officeholders, of
which there were three, and re
placed them with Republicans,
returns from that county have
In the race for the house of
representatives, Woodhouse, Dem
ocrat, seeking to succeed himself,
was defeated by Norman by a
yote of 4,345 to 3,109.
In the race for county board of
commissioners, the two Demo
cratic members seeking to suc
ceed themselves were both de
feated. J. W. Shore, Democrat,
was given 962 votes to lose to his
Republican opponent, C. O.
Mathis, who polled 1,068. D. A.
Reynolds, Democrat, and chair
man of the present board, receiv
ed 688 votes to lose to R. T.
Moore, who polled 726. Other
commissioners elected were D. A.
Smitherman, B. H. Dinkins and
J. W. Garner.
The Yadkin county vote In the
presidential race had not been
learned late Wednesday after
noon. Jonesville, which is in
North Knobs township, returned
a majority for Roosevelfc.
In the face of early returns
from Wilkes county with 11 out
of 29 precincts reported, Willkie
arid McNeill were running ahead
of Roosevelt and Broughton. Re
turns on other state and county
candidates were not available.
BY BAPTIST PASTOR
At the service Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock at the First Baptist
church the pastor, Rev. Stephen
Morrisett, will preach on "Peace
and War." At the evening ser
vice at 7:30 his subject will be
"Safety in Danger."
The church extends a cordial
invitation to the public to attend
the services and also the Sunday
school at 9:45 Sunday morning..
Gateway to Roaring Gap
and the Blue Ridge
SHOW FDR FAR
Is Leading in 39 of the 48
ALL RETURNS NOT IN
Middle West Proves Willkie
Stronghold; Solid South
WEST IS FOR PRESIDENT
New York, Nov. 6.—President
Roosevelt's third-term victory over
Wendell L. Willkie was building up
today toward another electoral
Wendell 1+ Willkie telegraphed
President Roosevelt congratula
tions on his reelection.
The new deal is in for another
four years at the White House and
at least two more on Capitol Hill,
but Willkie appears to have piled
up the largest vote ever cast for a
Those of the 1940 elec
tion were indicated hour by hour
last night. In more complete re
turns today the President's re
election became a mathematical
certainty at 9:40 a.m., e.s.t., when
the national press tabulation
showed 20 states with at least
266 electoral votes had given him
safe pluralities. Some . precincts
were missing. But the battle was
The new deal had broken
through Republican defenses in
in New England and in the great
industrial states of the Middle
East. The Solid South held solid
and the Far West went to Roose
velt, although Oregon was fight
ing ground. The Middle West
proved a Willkie stronghold.
The Presidient told his Hyde
Park, N. Y., neighbors that they
would find him "the same Frank
lin Roosevelt that you have known
for a great many years." His first
public appearance as President
elect was scheduled at noon—with
the laying of a cornerstone for the
Hyde Park, N. Y., post office. This
occasion may enable him to give
a first hint of the policies of his
Miss Alice Dixon, of this city,
and a member of the high school
faculty, was elected secretary of
the Northwestern District Teach
ers Association at a meeting in
Winston-Salem on Friday of last
week. S. C. Deskins, of Sumner
high school in Guilford county,
was elected president of the as
sociation and Ralph Brimley,
principal of the Central school in
Winston-Salem, was elected vice
Dedicating themselves to the
convention theme of "Teaching
to Perpetuate Our American
Form of Democracy," the teach
ers heard two stirring addresses
by Dr. Franklin H. McNutt, pro
fessor of education at the Uni
versity of Cincinnati. Claude R.
Joyner, principal of the R. J.
Reynolds high school in Winston-
Salem, and retiring president of
the association, and S. G. Haw
field, of Raleigh, president of the
North Carolina Education Asso
ciation, also addressed the group.
The meeting Friday was at
tended bV the faculties of the
city schools, North Elkin and
Jonesville schools, and other
teachers of the northwestern part
of the state. Classes were dis
missed for the day in order that
the entire faculties might attend.
Three albino buffaloes are
known to be alive in North