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Ida hUch command announced
The lUllan air force was said
to be attacking “a large enemy
nuTal formation sailing from
Gibraltar” — probably a convoy
under heavy warship guard. Prom
■ the communique it appeared to
be still too early tor the Italians
to list any results of the gigantic
w The first eenclse word of the
HijH» came in a communique
wiitch acknowledged that Brit-
own air force, apparently on
its broadest offensives, had
struck at not less than seven
Italian cities in Libya, Sicil> and
Reds Fiercely Resist
Nazis Hammer Fleet
A German attempt to wipe out
the Russian Baltic fleet and tierce
Russian naval resistance to the
attacks were reported today in
dispatches from the warring capi
Five German ships, including
a cruiser., a destroyer, two trans
ports and a tanker, lipve been
sunk and two more -destroyers
damaged by soviet naval forces
and short batteries in farflung
engagements in .\rctic waters and
^^e Baltic end Black seas., the
Brightf Local Men Say Be Here
With Member Of
Coble Dairy Co.
Plant Could Purchaae Half
Million Dollar* Worth
Of Milk Here
^soviet information bureati an
nounced early today.
These officially reported suc
cesses at sea were coupled with
accounts from the land front that
the red army had captured ten
more villeges in a drive from
Yalnya toward Smolensk and
that nazi siege forces were hurled
^Jktrora three lines of trenches by
■■^cd army counterattacks.
Ship Arming Is
Washington, Sept. 2S. — In
formed legislators predicted to
day that President Roosevelt
would ask congress tor discre
tionary power to arm merchant
8hip*4ia4-tO send them into bel-
lln*p*ntjpnir*T rather than seek-
"trfg iwwsu g ut^i-
If such a course were followed,
the neutrality act’s prohibitions
against the arming of ships or
their entering combat zones tech
nically would he left standing
unless the President found it
necessary to put them aside.
A final decision on what will
he asked is expected to be reach
ed at a conference between the
President and legislative leaders
Tuesday with a formal message
uing to congress Wednesday or
Prospects for obtaining a Qoble
Dairy Products plan* for the
Wilkesboros are good, it was
learned here today from promin
ent business men interested in
the proposal mrde recently by
the company, which has home ot-
I fice in Lexington.
‘Tim company proposed to erect
a modern plant here and purchase
unlimited quantities of milk pro
vided the community would fur
nish $4.5.000 for a site and build
Several local citizens interested
in the proposal conferred here
last week with Frnik Btu:k. of
Salisbury, a representative of the
company, and stated that other
conferences will he held soon
preparatory to taking decisive
Meanwhile, option has been se
cured on a part of the W. M.
Duncan farm just east of Wilkes-
boro as a site for the plant,
which is expected to meet the ap
proval of the company and meet
The Coble Dairy company has
a milk receiving station in North
Wilkesboro and has been paying
out about $16,000 monthly to
farmers for milk at highest mar
Company officials expressed
the opinion that with a plant
here a half million dollars worth
of milk can be purchased an
nually throughout this immediate
section of the state.
First Army’s War
Games Open Friday
Camden. S. C„ Sept. 2S.—S'imu.
lated warfare of the First army
designed to involve eventually
500,000 men and rll types of
equipment, will formall> begin
Friday at Monroe. N. ('.. when
Dieut. Gen. Hugh A, Drum, com-
,_mander, addresses more than 12.-
-officers and non-commission
Gov. J. M. Broughton. of
North Carolina, and Gov, Burnet
R. Maybank, of South Carolina,
will accompany General Drum
from Camden, S. C.. after a
luncheon. Other high ranking
army officers will be in the
As those plans went forward,
thousands of soldiers bivouacked
in this area and ^/iher thousands
fjvm up and down the seaboard
moved toward their positions,
.somewhere in the 16 counties of
the Carolinas in which the gigan
tic maneuvers will be held.
Planes Over Ocean
3d Newkirk, who spent several
ir* In North Wilkesboro rnd
nished breath-taking thrills by
flying stunts about the North
Ikeshoro airport, is now ferry-
bombers across the Atlantic,
ording to unoffocial reports
rewkirk was one of the out-
iding aviators ever to fly a
le at North Wilkesboro and
of tfie most highly skilled and
Ing. Few stunts were consid-
1 too dangerous or daring
1 as flying under bridges, etc.
fter leaving North Wilkes-
3 he spent some time as In-
ictor at a flying school in
Ifomla and was later in the
ly air corps.
local gal is going to marry
!C-ray specialist. A neighbor
‘'What can he see In her?
Secretary And Field Secre*
tary of State Organiza
tion To Speak Here
But This Sieg
Jr , end on
cuon 01 me sun*, r- teajii/'whe sco*j>4 touc^dt^
ly favor obtaining the plant,
pointing out that Wilkes is won
derfully situated to become a
11 Left Today To
Enlist In Marine
Corps At Raleigh
Pat William-s Jr., of this
cit.v, Daviilson eiid, caught a
pa.H.s Saturday night in Greens
boro to score a touchdown cn-
ablii!!i Davidson to tie State
«-6 in a major football upset.
Local Boy Snags Pass To
Bring About Major Up
set In Football Game
North Wilkesboro football fans
were talking today, not so much
of tie score': of Seturday games,
but of the fact that North Wilkes-
horo has a player on k Big Five
That player Is Pat Williams,
Recruiting Officers Here
During Week Interview
Many Young Men
turned the gime Saturdtfy nfght
in Greensboro into a major up
Williams snagged a pass throw
by Dave Spencer into the end
zone in the final quarter to tie
State, which had scored previous
ly in the ^ame.
He is a sem of Mr. and Mrs.
Pat Williams, Sr., of this city. He
attended North Wilkesboro high
school and McCallie’s school in
Chattanooga, Tenn., before enter
ing Davidson last year. Through
out his school career he has been
a leader in athletics.
Leadership conference of nine
school systems la„ northwestern.
North Carolina will be held la|
-North-Wilkesboro schoed audito
rium Tuesday, September 30, 3:30
o’clock. ■ ,
County and city school sys
tems Included in the conference
area are Surry, Mount Airy, Al
leghany. Ashe, Wrtauga, Appala-
chirn State Teachers College,
Yadkin, Wilkes and North Wilkes
Officers of the North Carolina
Education Assocation who will
conduct the conference will be
Fred W. Greene, secretary, and
Mias Mary Langston, field secre
Superintendents, principals and
three teachers from each school
rre a.sked t« attend the confer
ence. Main feature of the meet
ing will be planning of work tor
units of the North Carolina E u-
cation Association for the con ,ng
The general meeting will open
at .1:30 .and committee meetings
will begin at 4:30.
Time Goes Oiit
Daylight saving time w’ent out
Gunday with more confusion here
than ,-ccompanied its inception.
For one thing, the time of its
going out was moved up from
Sunday night to Sunday morning,
two o’clock, and many were un.
der the impression that daylight
saving time was to be in effect
Church services had ^re^oittly
been announcid for day^j^t
l«g tlme'"ta *(ome
ten Per Cent To
Be Added To Price
(H Min^ ArB^
Coattotica,' Fura, Jewolrjr,
Tire*, Electrical Appli
ances, Telegrams, Etc.
The new tax bill passed to
raise three or four billions in de-
[ fense revenue will go Into effect
, Wednesday, October 1, and Mr.
John Q. Public will be paying
W many new taxes.
* Probably the first taxes to be
felt will be the ten per cent excise
j taxes to be added to retail prices
' on all jewelry, furs, cosmetics,
toilet preparations, electrical ap
pliances, tires and other specified
The customer will pay this ten
per cent tar direct to the mer.
chant, who will in no instance
be allowed to make it appear that
he is’absorbing the tax.
First positive'information about
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> Attempting to steal the I thunder of “Col. V. Britton,” who is the articles will be taxed ten
sparkplug of the British “V for-Victory" crusade, the Germans release P®’’
this photo to a skeptical world. It shows a great “v” inscribed in a pnh- J- C. Penney s New York offices
lie square in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The V stands for. Victoria, an to R. E. Gibbs, manager of the
ancient German word for victory, long superseded by the familiar “sleg" Penney company’s store here,
of modem Germany. | Beginning Wednesday, ten per
I cent will be added to every
sale of any kind of cosmetics,
toilet preparations for women
rnd men, toilet accessories, all
kinds of jewelry, watches, clocks,
cameras, silverware, fur coats.
Marine Corps recruiting offi
cers left here today with 11 re
cruits after a week’s stay in
Sergeants Peter A. Arnow and
George E. Griffin accepted appli
cations from the following and
carried them to Raleigh for com
plete examinrtion: Donald Wil
son Craven, age 22. North Wilkes
boro; Joseph Berkley James. 21,
Wilkesboro: Oscar Stanley Miles.
21 Piney Creek: William Alvis
Minton, 17. Wilkesboro; Carl
Clinton Dyer, 18. Purlear; Virgil
Eugene Ashley. 17. Oakwoods;
Jesse Mack Combs, IS. Sparta:
Raymond Fr.cnklin Woodruff, 17.
Elkin: Robert Guy Brooks. 17.
Fnrehes; York Eugene Dyer, 21,
Purlear: Willie Carroll, 22.
Two of the above had already
(Continued on page four)
Term Of Wilkes
Jufltre J. A. Rousseau, Of
This City, Presiding Over
Two-Weeks Term Here
Wilkes superior court conven
ed today for a two-weeks terni
with Judge J. A. Rous.seru on
Judge Rousseau, of this city,
exchanged courts with Judge
Hoyle Sink, of Greensboro. Judge
Sink will preside over a Guilford
county term in Green.sboro.
In the Wilkes court beginning
today civil cases will be tried
during the two weeks. Many cases
are pending and a full calendar
has been made for each day of j
the term. .
fist and Methodist had
on daylight saving time and In
the Presbyterian on eastern stan
In Wilkesboro one church op
erated on fpst time and the other
on slow time. One church was
through Sunday school as the
At one North Wilkesboro
church some members of the con
gregation who were under the
Impression that the time of
church service would he on east
ern standard time arrived leas
than five minutes before services
The general opinion as express
ed b-' many working people were
that they were glad the daylight
saving time was over because they
would get to sleep later. One
young man said he was not turn
ing Ills watch hack ah hour Sun
day hpc'use he wanted the pleas
ure of doing that op Monday
morning before he got out of bed.
He said he was going to wake
”1) by d'>ylight saving time, turn
his watch hack one hour and
snopze another 60 minutes just
for the fun of it.
Horse Show Will The Northwestern
Be Held Oct 11th Singers Meet To
At the Fairgrounds Be Held October 5
Event Sponsored By Wilkes
boro Methodists; Com
Arrangements are b» ig rapid
ly com^l^ed for
Annual Singers’ Convention
Will Be Held In Three
S t the
The event will be sp
the Wilkesboro Methodist church.
Committees have been appointed
by the sponsors and the show is
expected to contain the best
horses in this part of the state.
P. W. Edwrrds is general
manager for the show, which will
begin at two p. m.. and Mrs. A.
R. Gray, Sr., is genefal chair
The progrrm committee is
headed by James Cranor and the
other members are Lawrence
Miller and T. S. Kenerly.
' The Prize and Ribbon com
mittee i.s composed of J. T.
Prevette, William Barber and W.
On the publicity committee are
Mrs. N. 0. Smoak, chairman.
Julius C. Huhb: rd. Ray Erwin.
Mrs. Claude Doughton and How
Mrs. W. T. Long is chairman
of the advertising committee and
the other members are Miss Frank
Somers, Mrs. Roy Reese, Mrs.
Lucille Norman. Mrs. Aileen
Phipps Jones, Mrs. Carlyle Jor
dan and Miss Willie Guthrie.
After the horse show the Wo
man’s Society of Christian Sei-
vice of the' church will serve a
supper at the fairgrounds. Mrs,
B. S. Call is chairman of the
convention will be held
fur collars, fur gloves, etc. Soaps,
dentifrices and antiseptics will
be exempt from the tax.
It is also understood that the
tax will he added according to
the new federal tax bill to elec
trical appliances, refrigerators,
washing machines, radios; heat
ers, tires and tubes, price of tele
grams, long distance 'telephone^
BVUAMJt IZUUIVVtIUtlS Wivaa « . a —
Gilliam in ch?rge, at the Baptist J by the merchant. It must be Ilst-
church with W. A. Stroud in ed as a separate item and be ten
. the Methodist
J. McDuffie in
charge, and at
church with F.
It is a scmi-annual convention
which meets regularly at the | is added,
same place on the first Sunday
afternoon in May and the first
Sunday afternoon in October.
. Quartets and groups from out
of the county which have been
invited and are expected to at
tend. are: Kingsport male quar
tet from radio station WKPT,
Kingsport, Tenn.; Melody Boys,
WHKY, Hickory; Hr lleiijah
Quartet, WHKY. Hickory: Cen
tral Carolina, from W.MFR. High
Point: and Moore Quartet, WSTP,
Salsibury. and many others.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend this fine convention as
around 2000 to 2500 can be seat
ed comfortably in the three, build
per cent of the retail price paid
by the buyer. Merchants must
keep a record of total daily sales
of merchandise to which the tax
Hurt In Accident
Walter McBr'de Badly Hurt
When Truck Overturns;
C. R. Sidden Injured
Basic Air Course
Food Committee and the other
Electric Service Made Ava l- members are: Mrs. J.
Cochran Field. Ga. — Richard
B. Johnson. North Wilkesboro.
graduated Friday from Cochran
Field, air corps basic flying
B. Hender- school near Macon. Ga. Eighty-
Waiter McBride. prominent
citizen of the Joynes community,
is in critical condition at the
Wilkes hospital as the result of
injuries sustained Friday rfter-
noon when a truck in which he
was riding overturned on high
way 18 ten miles north of this
C. R. Sidden, well known
citizen of the same community
who was with McBride, received
less serious injuries and returned
to his home after treatment.
McBride has been in a state of
unconsclousnes sand semi-con
sciousness and the full extent of
his injuries had not been deter
Rescued Yankee Fliers Land in British Port
able To About 50 Fami
lies In Nine Miles
fly for the
Five American fliers who were en route to England
B.A.F. and who were rescued when their ship was torpedoed. Four
Americans were drowned. The rescued men, who landed at a
British port, are, left to-right: Norman Echord of Kansas City, Tom
Griffin of Mississippi, Jack GUUland of James Jordan af Sar
Francises tnd Bivers Grove of Georgia. * --
Duke Power company has com
pleted a nine-mile rural power
line extension from Traphill to
Abshers. Robert S. Gibbs, Jr.,
manager of the North Wilkesboro
branch of the company, said to
The extension makes electri
city available to about 50 fpinl-
lies in the communities along the
route. Work was started on the
line some time ago.
Lack of materials is expected to
greatly curtail rural line con
struction. Many Hues in this
territory were constructed with
cables of aluminum wire around
a strand of steel and the alumnl-
nnm shortage will not permit fur
ther manufacture of that type of
wire. There is also a shortage
of copper, which will affect con
son, Mrs. C. Y. Miller. Mrs. C. H.
Hulcher, Mrs. N. B. Smlthey.
Mrs. J. L. Garwood, Mrs. J. W.
White, Mrs. J. E. C-.l'er, Mrs. B.
C. Blalock and Mrs. Kate Miller.
Girl Scouts will sell programs
rnd Boy Scouts will sell soft
two other aviation cadets moved
on to advanced flying schools
Study British Needs
Banquet of Legion
And Auxiliary 3rd
McNiel, Dougbton To i
See Fight, Word Series
W. A. McNiel apd Sheriff C. T.
Doughton left today for New
York City, where they will see
the Louls-Nova championship
fight tonight and the World
Series In baseball beginning Wed
nesday between the New York
Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers.
Mr. McNiel caught a plane for
New, York In Wlnstoij-^lem.
Sheriff Doughton, acComiianied by
his brother. Mr. Hort Doughton.
of Statesville, also traveled part
of the way by. plane. /
Fish Fry and Dance At Le
gion Auxiliary Clubhouse
To Be Friday Night
All new recruits in the U, S.
Navy and Naval Reserve reertve
an elementary training In the use
Bean crops In the New Hanover „„ _
county area have been sharply,of all tj^es of regulation
reduced because of continued dry small ^’arms — rlf}ee,^,jz*«jw.
■weather, the third period, of nn- guns, automatic pistols,
favorable crop weather In North ling arffis by seoae of •toUen m,
Carolina this year. Included In this tra^^. ,«
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'flfaj. Gen. George Brett (left),
snndf aia corps chief, and CoL C.
■aisvia, noted army pUot, will tour
iiHfai, the Near East and Medlter-
stsdy British air force
I^M^' Data obtained will speed D.
K iM to the democracies.
Wilkes post of the American
Legion and unity of the Auxiliary
will heve their joint banquet
meeting Friday evening, October
3, at the Legion and Auxiliary
There will be a fish fry and an
oyster stew for those who do not
like fish. Plates will be fifty
cents' per person, the announce
I An enjoyable occasion is antl-
I cipdted. All ex-service men end
ladies who are eligible for mem
bership in the Auxiliary are visit
ed as well as members of the two
After the dinner both round
and square dancing will be en-'