North Carolina Newspapers

"The Best Little Town
in North Carolina"
VOL. No. XXX. No. 4
TM and
A SWIFT and severe cold
wave whisked across the mid
west and into the east yester
day while low temperature
records for the date were shat
tered at many points. Columns
of mercury sank rapidly in
thermometers along the path
of the boreal blast and plunged
to -38 in Pigeon Falls, Wis.,
-34 in Whitehall, Wis., -29 in
Rochester, Minn., and -28 In
St. Cloud, Minn. Quick and
general relief was in prospect
in the midlands but the east
ward movement of the mass of
frigid air presaged colder wea
ther along the North Atlantic
Charlotte municipal airport
was formally leased yesterday
to the War Department for
use as an army air squadron
base. Mayor Ben Douglas sign
ed the papers after ironing out
minor technicalities in the ne
gotiations with Major B. B.
Cassidy, in charge of buildings
and grounds for the air corps.
Douglas said he expected the
air corps to take over the
property at an early date. The
government is planning a sl,-
236,000 cantonment at the port
to accommodate approximate
ly 2,000 officers and men.
total of $75,000,000 has been
allotted, it was disclosed to
day, to start developing sites
being acquired from Great
Britain for naval and air bases
guarding the Atlantic ap
proaches to America. An
nouncing that army engineers
had started preliminary work
on defense Installations in
Newfoundland and Bermuda
and tl\at additional field
parties would sail "at early
dates" for the six other sites,
the war department disclosed
that President Roosevelt had
allotted $25,000,000 of emer
gency funds for initial army
expenditures. This money will
be spent on surveys and con
struction of facilities for army
garrisons which will be sta
tioned at the bases to protect
them from air raids and hos
tile parties.
LONDON, Dec. 3—The Bri
tish disclosed today that they
have turned to United States
shipyards with an order for 60
new freighters to meet their
most immediate menace—nazi
raids from on, above and be
low the surface of the sea. In
addition, Ronald H. Cross, the
youthful minister of shipping,
told the house of commons:
"Old but serviceable United
States vessels, Including ves
sels belonging to the maritime
commission, have been and
will continue to be purchased
for the British flag as oppor
tunity offers."
BERLIN, Dec. 3 German
submarines swooping against
British shipping yesterday sank
17 merchantmen—ls of them
in a single convoy totaling
more than 131,000 tons and a
17,000-ton auxiliary cruiser
which went down with her
guns spouting, the nazi high
command announced today.
Besides these which it declar
ed sunk for sure, two others
aggregating 16,000 tons prob
' ably were sent to the bottom,
today's communique said, add
ing; "Thus on December 2
submarines alone sank British
shipping totalling over 160,000
Pope Pius XH expressed his
hope today for a Christmas
trace in ihe war—lest strife
and bloodshed "cover the an
gelic chorus of peaoe . . . dis
turb or miserably extinguish
the heavenly joy of that hour."
At the same time he recogniz
ed the possibility of a blackout
of one of the oldest rites in
Christendom —_ the midnight
mass of Christmas eve by
giving to Catholics in the war
time aerial bombing zones the
unprecedented privilege of at
tending this mass *w«tf rl in
the afternoon of Christmas
D APIVW HTITVriQT This ,one sentry, walk
filliril ULU l vol ing his post at Waikiki
Beach, Honolulu, typifies the thousands of American sol
diers that man the great outpost of the United States at
Hawaii. Famous Diamond Head looms grimly in the
Change In Management
Of Hotel Is Announced;
Is Leased For 10 Years
T. R. Sample, Owner, Is Called into Army Service as Captain
Under New Defense Program; E. C. Jacobs, Former
Assistant Manager of William Penn Hotel,
Pittsburg, to Take Over Dec. 10
Called into the United States
army under the national defense
program, T. R. Sample, owner and
operator of Hotel Elkin here for
the past year, has leased the hotel
and all its equipment to E. C.
Jacobs, of Pittsburg, Pa., effective
December 10.
A veteran df the World War,
Mr. Sample held the rank of cap-'
tain when the war was over, and
has held that rank in the army
reserves since. Called back into
active service, he will re-enter the
army as captain, being assigned
to a camp near Baton Rouge, La.
Mr. Jacobs, who will take over
December 10, has taken a 10-year
Total of $545.87 Is Raised
This Year, Final Report
Discloses '
The annual Roll Call for the
American Red Cross went over
with a bang in Elkln, a final
check of figures has disclosed,
and local officials are highly
pleased with the drive.
According to figures released, a
total of $545.87 was raised during
the drive. Of this amount, al
most three times more than the
drive totalled last year, $307.75
was contributed by the Chatham
Manufacturing Company and its
employees, and $238.12 by other
Elkin citizens.
Mrs. A. O. Bryan, who was in
charge of the drive, stated that
she wished to extend sincere
thanks to all Red Cross workers
who took part in the drive, and
to all citizens who contributed.
The Elkin chapter of the Red
Cross is doing important work,
and has done important work in
the past. During the past year
slightly more than SI,OOO was
raised for war relief alone in
Surry county, with half or more
of this amount being raised by
the Fiikin branch, V
Although it has been a custom
to print the names of all mem
bers of the local Red Cross in the
Tribune after the drive each
year, the extremely large number
of people who enrolled this year
has made it impractical to again
follow this custom.
A warrant charging assault and
battery, carrying a concealed
weapon, , and - possessing and
transporting one gallon of whis
ky, |ias been sworn out for the
arrest of John Hall and Elmer
llarris, Surry county men.
The charges were made after
the two men allegedly inflicted
severe Injuries upon Monroe
Wellborn, about 70, at his home
near State Road Tuesday night.
Wellborn was said to have suf
fered painful and serious Injuries
about the face. He was placed
under the care of a physician.
lease on the hotel. At present as
sistant manager of the William
Penn hotel, at Pittsburg, the new
manager was at one time assistant
manager of Hotel Pennsylvania in
New York City, and has been in
the hotel business for the past 25
Mr. Sample stated Wednesday
that about $2,500 would be spent
on the hotel within the near fu
ture to complete repairs and im
provements which were begiin
shortly after he took it over, and
on which thousands of dollars
have already been expended.
Mr. Jacobs will be accompanied
here by his wife.
Church Ser
Are Announced
Ren. Mr. Dimcan
Sunday, December 8, is Univer
sal Bible Sunday and in observ
ance of the Say Rev. Herman P.
Duncan, pastor of the Methodist
church, will use as his sermon
subject at the 11 o'clock hour of
worship Sunday morning "Let's
Have No Blackout of the Word of
God." Special music for the ser
vice will be furnished by the
adult church choir.
The topic for the sermon at the
evening service at 7:30 will be
"Are We Growing a Redemptive
Generation?" The Junior choir
of the church will furnish special
The church extends a cordial
invitation to the public to attend.
Monday evening at 7:30 Rev.
A. C. Gibbs, superintendent of
the Elkin district of the Meth
odist church, will hold the first
quarterly conference at the
church at 7:30. All officials of
the church are urged .to attend
and visitors will be welcome.
Sunday at the morning hour of
worship at 11 o'clock at the First
Baptist church, the pastor Rev.
Stephen Morrisett, will bring the
third and last of a series of ser
mons on prayer, using as his sub
ject, "Intercession."
At the evening service .Sunday
at Rev. Morrisett will preach
on the subject "Mark—A Portrait
of the Servant."
The church extends a ) cordial
invitation to the public to . attend.
Composed of a cast of approx
imately 200 children vfith a
chorus of 100 voices, a musical
program, "America's Heritage of
Music," in song and pantjomime
will be presented in the elemen
tary school auditorium Friday ev
ening, December 6, ai 7:30
o'clock. The cast will Aiclude
students in the elemntary
The public Is cordially Invited
to attend.
Are Killed in Crash Near
Head-on Collision Occurs
When Cars Approach Top
' of Knoll
A young lady and a young man
died Saturday as the result of a
head-on collision of an automo
bile and a truck near Hampton
ville on Friday. Another man
was seriously injured but is
thought to be out of danger now.
Miss Florence Lucile Mason,
18, died early Saturday morning
at a Statesville hospital from In
juries received in the accident.
Allen Wishon, 17, died Saturday
afternoon in the same hospital.
They were riding in the same car,
with Vander Williams, 30, a
brother-in-law of Miss Mason.
Williams, who was driving the
car, was seriously injured. Ed
Gough was the driver of the pick
up truck which hit the Williams
car. He was only slightly hurt.
All are residents of the Hampton
ville section.
The accident occurred in front
of the old Angell home. The
cars hit nearly head-on as both
approached the top of a knoll
and neither could see the other in
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Associated Charities to Make
Plans for Approaching...
A business meeting of the As
sociated Charities will be held
this afternoon (Thursday) at
foul- o'clock in the city hall. All
civic and religious organizations
in the town are requested to have
their regularly appointed repre
sentatives present for this execu
tive session.
Certified representatives of the
Associated Charities will call
upon merchants and others for
their customary gifts of money
and goods between now and
Christmas. Churches, civic clubs
and others who give donations of
money are requested to make
their checks payable to H. B. Hol
comb, treasurer of the associa
Benevolent groups who send
out Christmas baskets are asked
to list with the association names
of families remembered in this
way, 'in order that there may be
no overlapping of efforts and no
oversights. Those organizations
desiring to aid a family dining
the holiday season and are not
familiar with local conditions,
will be supplied a name by the
Associated Charities and facts
concerning the family.
This year, as heretofore, the
Associated Charities plans to use
Boy Scouts, and also Hi-Y boys
and Girl Reserves in this Christ
mas enterprise.
Rev. Herman F. Duncan, pastor
of the Methodist church, is pres
ident -of the group, and Rev.
Stephen Morrisett, pastor of the
First Baptist church, is secre
Second Growth
Pears Look Good
But Taste Bad
The editor of The Tribune's
freak department has submit
ted the following report upon
five pears, described as second
growth, which were brought to
The Tribune the latter part of
last week by W. F. Gilliam, of
Type: Early Harvest pears,
second growth.
Size: Large enough.
Appearance: Mouth water
Taste: Awful!
Result: Freak editor awfully
Remarks: Unusual for pear
tree to grow two crops of pears
in one season. However, when
is someone going to bring in a
freak country ham?
Again* Chairman
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M. Q. Snow, above, who was
again named chairman of the
Surry county board of commis
sioners, at their meeting in
Dobson Monday. Mr. Snow, as
were the other two members of
the board, was elected to suc
ceed himself as commissioner
in the November election. He
served as chairman during the
past term.
New Officials Are Sworn in
at Dobson by Clerk Lew
ellyn Monday
The Surry county board of
commissioners, meeting Monday at
Dobson, had a busy day, what with
the newly elected members, all
returned to office to succeed
themselves in November's election,
getting themselves sworn in and
attending to other matters up for
ftr.Hnn .
Other office holders were also
sworn in Monday, in addition to
the commissioners, the oaths being
administered by Clerk of Superior
Court Frank Lewellyn. Included
was Tax Collector Frank Folger,
who was reappointed to that job
by the commissioners for the
years 1941, 42, 43, and 44; Regis
ter of Deeds Kermit Lawrence,
and constables for several town
M. Q. Snow, of Elkin, succeeds
himself as chairman of the board
of commissioners, with Sam Smith
as vice chairman. These two, with
R. P. Jones, complete the three
member board.
During its business session, the
commissioners ordered that a
check be made on all county
owned property to see if all was
adequately protected by insurance,
and also heard complaints by
the North Carolina Beer and
Brewers Association which asks
that two retail beer dealers of
Surry have their license revoked,
both places were said located near
Mount Airy.
Constables sworn in Monday
were J. B. Eads, Siloam; J. F.
Lowe, Stewarts Creek, and C. E.
Martin, Rockford.
Local registrars for vital statis
tics were appointed as follows, by
Bryan, Miss Ruth Norman;
Dobson, Mrs. Edna Folger; Long
Hill, Mrs. S. M. Stone; Marsh,
Mrs. Ella P. Hardy; Rockford,
Mrs. Clarice Wood; Shoal&, Mrs.
Maude Mickles; Eldora, Mrs. S. J.
Jones; Elkin, J. F. Miller; Siloam,
Mrs. Mary Flincham; Stewarts
Creek, B. F. Holder; Westfield, S.
A. Brinkley; Franklin, Mrs. Opal
Jarre 11, Mount Airy, Miss Ruth M.
Lawrence; Pilot Mountain, Mrs.
WJlma Swanson. v
In keeping with the growth of
Elkin, another switchboard posi
tion will be installed by the Cen
tral Electric and Telephone com
pany in their local office about
the first of the year. This will
enable the company to have
three day-operators on duty, in
stead of two, and will facilitate
telephone service for bot'h local
and long distance calls.
Also to be installed about the
first of the year is an additional
toll line to Winston-Salem, which
with the one installed in mid
summer last year, will bring the
total to six lines into that town
from Elkin.
Anouncement of the improve
ments was made Wednesday by
W. 8- Beddingfleld, group man
ager of the company.
German Submarines
Will Hunt In Packs
To Destroy Shipping
Sewing Room Is
Opened by Red
Cross; Seek Aid
A Bed Cross sewing room,
under the direction of Mrs. P.
M. Greene, of this city, has
been opened in the City Hall
for the convenience of mem
bers and all other women who
will voluntee their help in
making clothing for war ref
ugees in England.
Clothing is desperately need
ed in England for thousands of
women and children who have
lost their homes and belong
ings under the hall of German
bombs, and it is hoped Elkin's
quota may be ready in time
for shipment on December 31.
The local chapter of the Bed
Cross is appealing to all wo
men who will, to aid in this
Cupid Has Busy
Time As C
Seek Parson
Cupid has been busy during the
past two weeks, according to fig
ures released by Kermit W. Law
rence, Surry register of deeds, on
the number of marriage license
issued by his office. According
to the records, 19 couples have
been granted permission to wed
during the period.
Those obtaining license were as
James Thomas Snow, Dobson,
to Thelma Lee Johnson, Mount
Airy, Route 4; Howard Draughn,
Elkin, to Verlie Norman, Moun
tain Park; Lester Wayne Vaughn
to Elizabeth S. Pardue, both of
Mount Airy; James F. Martin to
Florence Wagoner, both of Mount
Airy; Guy Snow to Dorothy Riddle,
both of Dobson; James R. Martin,
Walnut Cove, to Gracie Hawks,
Mount Airy; Kane Joyce to Mer
lie Ann Tuttle, both* of East Bend;,
Paul Jones to Lannie Jones, both
of Mount Airy: Walter Lawrence
to Dorothy L. Woodruff, both of
Mount Airy; Arthur' Frye, West
field, to Betty Scott, Mount Airy;
Woodrow M. Hamlin to Magda
line Collins, both of Pinnacle;
Norman Ashley Roake, Richmond,
Va., to Rachel Beasley, Pilot
Mountain; Charles H. Vestal,
Roapoke, Va.. to Virginia Bomur/
Mount Airy; William Wood, Cycle,
to Margie Cheek, State Road;
Erwin Roberts to Virginia Blevins,
both of Elkin: Frank Shinault,
Pinnacle, to Lela Ethel Chander,
Ararat; Coy Boyd to Mattie Tuc
kee, both of Ararat; Ira Erastus
Fulk, Pinnacle, to Mary Ruth Key,
Ararat; William Grady Waller,
Pinnacle, to Bernice Key, Ararat.
Funeral Yesterday
For J. A.
Of Boonville
Funeral services were conduct
ed yesterday afternoon at Boon
ville Methodist church for James
Allen Oakley, 91, who died at the
home of his daughter and son
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Hob
son, at Boonville early Monday
morning after a lingering illness.
Rev. J. H. Green, pastor of the
Methodist church, conducted the
services, assisted by Rev. Ray
mond Connell, pastor of the Bap
tist church, and Rev. Ii L. Sharpe,
of Rural Hall, a former pastor.
Burial was in Boonville cemetery.
Mr. Oakley was born near Mt.
Airy, Sept. 13, 1849, and lived in
Surry county until 1912 when he
moved to Boonville. His wife died
several years ago. He was oi\e of
the oldest men of Yadkin county
and was Well known. He retired
from business life when his
health failed several years ago,
after a long and active career.
Survivors include seven daugh
ters: Mrs. Hobson, with whom he
lived; Mrs. L. F. Amburn, Boon
ville; Mrs. W. H. Rankin, Ra
leigh; Mrs. A. H. 'Baker, Ashe
ville; Mrs. C. L. Hall, Halifax,
Va.; Mrs. W. E. Burrus and Mrs.
Cf7 F. Mickle. Winston-Salem. Two
daughters preceded him In death.
A large number of grandchildren
and great-grandchildren also sur
16 Pages
To Use Long Range Sea
planes for Scouts
Huns Hope to Make up for
Their Weakness in Sur
face Vessels
Berlin, Dec. 4.—Germany is
starting a new form of sea war
fare, in which 100 U-boats will
"run in packs, like wolves," with
long range scouting seaplanes to
guide them to distant British con
voys and dive bombers to aid them
near the European coast, infor
mants said today.
It will be a closely co-ordinated
over-and-under-the-water "blitz
krieg," atoning for Germany's
weakness in surface ships, Nazis
said, and it will be the backbone
of the campaign against Great
Britain all winter.
The campaign was designed to
offset the use in convoying mer
chant ships Britain is making of
the 50 destroyers obtained from
the United States. It will fit
closely into the scheme of knock
ing out British industrial towns
in concentrated air raids, accord
ing to the Nazis, who explained
that one destroyed convoy meant
the loSs of both cargo and cargo
carrying capacity, and was as im
portant as the bombing of a fac
tory in crippling British economy.
Athens. —Greek forces were re
ported today to be pressing hard
against the Italian defenses of
Porto Edda and Argirocastro, Al
bania, where resistance was said
to be collapsing with capture of
both cities expected at any mo
Earlier a Greek spokesman de
clared that Fascist troops were
falling back fast in the region of
Porto Edda, the Italians' souther
most port of entry into Albania,
and that Greek advance units
were within a mile and a quarter
of the city.
(The Itlaian high command,
however, declared today that its
troops held their positions against
heavy, artillery-suppwted attacks
and in some sectors had counter
Will Serve During January
Term of Surry County
Superior Court
The Surry county board of
commissioners, meeting Monday
at Dobson, selected jurors to
serve during the January term of
court for the trial of criminal and
civil cases. Judge Wilson War
lick, of Newton, will preside.
Jurors drawn were ks follows:
P. A. Boone, J. P. Nixon, Renlum
Folger, S. F. Janell, Hugh Royall,
Robert S. Bunns, R. F. Scott, R. A.
Blizzard, Coy Flippin, Lewis Tal
bert, W. R. Branch, Tyre Brown,
H. H. Barker, Jr., John Watson,
E. M; Moser, Walter Combs, Zeb
Holllngsworth, W. O. Key, W. S.
; Blackburn, Steve Jarvis, Claude
, Nixon, P. E. Bledsoe, T. M. Simp
son, E. W. Chilton, Lem Cocker
ham, Claude H. Hinson, O. N.
Slawter, N. C. Marion, W. O. Snow,
J. W. Fulk, Jasper Ramey, H. R.
Reynolds, Sid Hamlin Lester
Lowe, R. V. Martin, J. M. Napier.
Mt. Airy, Dec. 3.—Four of Mt.
Airy's five warehouses closed to
day for the season. The remain
ing warehouse will operate through
December 13, It was announced.

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