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;VOLt XXXIV, No. 56
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Monroe, 0«t. 4.—Ueut. Gen.
HusI) A^ firam sent the otttcere
of the 'U. a. first army off ""to
two months of intensive training
manenrers yesterday with the
adtnonitlon, ‘‘We Americans face
war under circumstances predict
ing the severest war test the na
tion has ever faced.”
Speaking in the great, circular
fairgrounds on the outskirts of
■ this little town which will be
army headquarters during the
^Parolinas w.'.r games starting
'Monday, he told 12.000 of his of-
Iteers and senior noncommission,
ed officers that “force, and su
perior force only, will save us in
,'thls national crisis.”
General Drum was joined by
the commanding officers of the
three corps making up the army
In appeals to the officers to take
full advantage of the opportunity
offered by the maneuvers to de
velop leadership and to weld a
well-organized, disciplined field
army out of the units heretofore
Major General Qharles F-
Thompson spoke for the first
corps, comiposed of the eighth,
ninth and thirteenth divisions;
Major General Lloyd R. Freden-
hall for the second corps, em
bracing the twenty-eighth, twenty-
ninth and forty-fourth divisions,
and Major General Karl Trues-
dell for the sixth corps, made up
of the first and twenty-sixth di
The first army’s officers and
men were welcomed to the area
by Governor J. M. Broughton of
North Carolina and Governor
Burnet R. Maybank of South
Carolina, who both pledged full
co-operation on the part of the
authorities and the citizenry of
their respective states.
To Destroy Hirism
Says Place To i Vest Pocket Rations
Is h Germany
David Withon, of, Elkin, and
Virginia Man Are Killed
Hsnrris Girl !•' Hmt
Naval Hero Raps Isolation
ists and Pacificists In
Mrs. F. M. Jennings
Wins An Essay Prize
Rear Admiral Percy W. Foote,
of Chapel Hill, a naval hero of
World War number 1. returned
to his native Wilkes this after
noon and delivered an address in
which he expressed the opinion
that sea and air power of Great
Britian and the United States
could conquer Hitler.
Speaking before a crowd at the
city hall, his appearance was
sponsored by Woman’s Clubs of
North Wilkesboro and Wllkesboro
and the W’ilkes unit of the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary.
He denounced the neutrality
act as being embarassing, some
thing that must be erased and
discarded. He said it was an ef
fort to avoid war by running away
from it—sticking our head in the
“We have got to face the mu
sic,” Admiral Foote said. "We
have got to stop trying to run
away, turn around and look the
devil in the face.”
Lieut. Col. Paul Logan shown with
the army’s new “vest pocket” ra
tion for paracbnte troops, now being
tested by tl>c quartermaster corps.
Three complete meals will be con
tained in’ these tiny boxes, each
weigh'ng h"t ?. '~~r c"-—
Draft Boards Send
Nineteen To Army
b October Quota
Mrs. Floyd M. Jennings, of
Pores Knob, a member of the
Wilkes Valley Guards of the Unit
ed Daughters of the Confederacy,
was advised last week by the His-
-torian-Geo.eral. that she JvapJUxA.
essay prize on “Zebnlon Baird
Vance as War Governor.” offered
by the Bethel Heroes chapter.
Rocky Mount, in honor of Mrs. B.
The prize essay brings Mrs.
Jennings quite an honor within
the organization since competition
was keen in a state-wide contest.
It will be published in the year
hook of prize essays and later
■sent out to all its chapters.
Boards Eighteen Short Of
Number Asked For; Mat
thew Estes Returned
He compared the United Stales
and British Empire. He said the
sun never .sets on our interests on
the globe and that our interests
must be prctected.
The speaker said that Hitler Wilkes’ two draft boards sent
wants to conquer England, not only 19 to the army Friday in the
because of what he could get | October selective service caU.
there, but because England is an The call was for 16 from board
obstacle tp reaching the western number one and 21 from board
hemisphere, which has the terri. | number two. However, board
tory»nd -.1o“® able .to fend^on-
asked and answered the 1 ly seven and board number tw»v>
question: “Should we wait and
heat the eneqjy from our own
shores, or should we destroy him
before he reaches onr territory?
Hitler is not going to come but
he would if we followed the ap
’The time of the call wms moved
up about two weeks earlier than
usual and the board did not have
a sufficient number who had been
placed in class lA ten days pre-
peasers. There is only one place 1 vious to the notification date.
^r. Robt. Moore
Hitler can be destroyed and that
is in Germany.”
. Admiral Foote deplored the
pacifist idealology which domi.
nated the U. S. Government fol
lowing every major war; hence
the subject of his address was
“Will We Never Learn?”
Board number two h?d six class!
fication appeals ..'hich made it in
creasingly difficult to fill the call.
In the seven Wilkes board num
ber two had two volunteers. John
Talmadge Minton and William
Clayton Miller. The others were
Charlie Richard Joines. Acie Lee
He said he had no fears about I Spears. Sycho Lewis Hartley, Wal
the determination of thii; imme-1 ter Grant Blackburn and Fred
diate part of the nation, but he ! Franklin Gilbert.
Dr. Robert S’. Moore, of Prov
idence. Rhode Island, delivered
an address Friday noon l>efore
the North Wilkesboro Kiwanis
cluh on the subject of “Fecr.’’
Pr. Moore, who was presented
to the club by H. H. Morehouse,
program chairman, said that
■,,,,^everywhere men are filled with
apprehension ami misgivings. He
mentioned fear as being responsi-
for the unwillingness on the
of people to invest in busi
ness and called attention to fear
and uncertainty in the body
politic and in the church.
The speaker said: “The remedy
is faith in God. 'Vhen we recog
nize that God is all and in all,
them we may hope to get some
where. Faith is the greatest
thing in the world . . . ’What I
believe I can do. I can do no
more ... No man can enslave
4B«; I enslave myself. No one
degrades me ... I degrade my
self. Every road to the good
is a thoroughfare to God.”
The address of Dr. Moore, who
spendfng some, time on the
Brushies with his daughter. Mrs.
Robert Morehouse, was received
with much interest.
Joe E. Johnson, Jack Turner
the speaker were guests of
Morehouse at the meeting.
was at loss to understand the at
titude in other parts who seemed
unwilling to awaken to the fact
that the world situation is critic.al
and involves us whether to want
to be involved or not.
Jury Selected In
Hartley Land Case
Jury was selected today for
trial of the ease of State highway
Hartley , local youth and leader of the
1 group, friled to pass the physical
Board number two had two
volunteers. Waiter Lee Mastin
and .lesse Fred Yarhro. The oth
ers wei’e Wilton Reece Lytton,
Clifton Wails, James Sherman
Harris, Paul Everette Bryant.
Matthew Yates Estes. Wardner
Mastin, Gilbert Harold Wendlar.d.
James Boydon Blackburn, .lohn-
sie Lonzo Bowers and Raymond
Matthew Yates f8-Ball) Estes.
■ Martinsville, ’Va.—^A 19-year-
old boy was killed and his VDkes
county girl friend wna- critically
injured in an rirhiane crash which
also took the life of a duPont
nylon plant engineer near Mar
tinsville late yesterday.
The dead were listed as:
David Wishon, 19, a son of Mr.
and Mrs. John ’Wishon of near
Elkin, and believed to he rn em
ployee of Chatham Manufacturing
C. Manley Wade Jr., 26, office
engineer in the construction di
vision of the new duPont nylon
plant at Martinsville.
At the point of death In a Mar
tinsville hospital Ipst night was
Miss Macie Rae Harris, 18, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Har
ris, who live on a f?rm about five
miles out of Elkin in Wilkes
The girl’s parents were sum
moned to her hospital bedside
shortly after she was admitted to
the hospital about 6 p. m. suffer
ing critical burns, cuts and frac
tures received when the small
cruiser plane in which she and
the two men were flying crashed
ne?r the airport here. I
I Witnesses said the ship, with |
Wade at the controls, took off
I from the airport and sideslipped
[from a heaght of about 75 feet
while in a right bank.
I The plane burned after it
struck the ground, making diffi
cult the identification of the two
bodies in the wreckage.
Miss Harris either jumped or
was thrown from the plane, but
suffered extensive burns about
the face, both arms and the low
er extremities, according to Dr.
J. C. Mortiii of the Henry county
was admitted for tNatment but
was still under the influence of
anesthetics about 11 o’clock last
Dr. Martin quoted her as say
ing when she arrived at the hos
pital that she could remember
none of the details of the crash.
He said he considered her con
dition “very critical” and listed
injuries including a fractured leg,
fractured pelvis, fractured bones
in the left foot, “very extreme’’
cuts about the pelvis and hip,
cuts about the head, and exten
sive burns on the face, arms and
Relatives of Miss Harris who
arrived at the hospital early last
night indicated that she and
young Wishon were visiting in
Martinsville for the week-end.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
Whereas, uie week of October 5-11 has been
designated nationally as Fire Prevention Week, and
Whereas, it is cf utmost importance that all pur
people be educated to the danger and destructiveness
of fire, * I
I do hereby proclaim observance o^ Fire Pre
vention Week in North Wilkesboro and earnestly so
licit the cooperation of every resident of the city.
During this week annual inspection will be
made of business property in the city anjd it is hop
ed that home owners and tenants will carry the in
spection work to every building in North tVilkesboro.
Take time now to check your home for fire haz
ards and to remedy them as they are located. Check
your heating systems, furnaces, flues, stoves, wiring
and remove apd destroy all rubbish which consti
tutes fire hazards. ^
By cooperative and individual effort Fire Pre
vention Week can be successfully observed and many
destructive fires can. be prevented.
R. T. McNIEL,
Mayor of North Wilkesboro
Contest In SchoiJ
Into Homes of City
Prizes Will Be Given Ac
cording To Work Done In
Homes and Reported
commission versus F.
case in Wilkes court
The case involves payment by ! exmaination at Fort Bragg and
the state of Parkway lands on ^has returned to his home here.
Tompkins Knob and is a new trial
of the action which went to the ! Isaac Burns, age eight months.
Supreme court from two former son of Edward and Violet Burns.
Wilkes terms. .local colored residents, died Fri-
Judge J. A. Rousseau, of this J day and was buried Saturday at
city, is presiding over the Wilkes | Fairplains nurch. Surviving are
term of court, which entered into the father and mother and one
the second week today. sister.
Lend-Lease Material Arrives at Singapore
Smith Captain Of
Frank L. Smith, a former po
lice chief of North Wilkesboro.
has been promoted to captain of
the Richmond division of the
Sent hern Railwey Police, accord
ing to information received here
by W. A. Bullis, former mayor,
k Mr. Smith has been vice cap-
and has -been located in
l^merset, Kentucky. His many
friends here will learn with much
Interest of hla promotkm.
100 Horses Expected To Be Shown
In Horse Show Saturday Afternoon
Sold to Motorists
Since price of state automobile
Over 100 animals will he shown
in the big horse show to be stag,
ed at the fairgrounds here Satur
day afternoon. October 11, at 2
and truck license plates dropped i o’clfick, members
of the com-
to one-quarter price on October 1 mittee said today. 'The show will
1, many have been sold, It was be put on under sponsorship of
here to&y from J' 0. Wllkoeboijo Methodist church and
WllkesbOTo branen of the Ohrd-
lina Motor club in charge of li
cense plate sales for this terri
Young Men Are
About The Navy
The First Current Recruit In
Wilkes Interviewed By
Since the United States Navy
began its advertising campaign
in -The Journal-Patriot ten days
?go much interest in naval ser
Wade lived in Charlottesville, created among the
Va., before going to Mrrtlnsv e jjjg„ qj wilkes and adjoin-
to work with the duPont com- - - - .
Tom A. Leeper
ing counties and some have al
! Several inquiries have been
Vmade at The JournaJ-Prtriot of-
j fice by young men interested in
1)6 811 TrafktafSlthg
#vhht with horses from several
pal't* of the state entered. Fifteen
classes were included in the offi
cial announcement of the show.
P. W. Edwards, of Wilkesboro.
is manager and is rccepting en
tries. Included in the entries al
ready received are 30 horses from
Winston-Salem and Greensboro.
Members of the horse .show com
mittee with Edwards are Law
rence Miller, who will be master
of ceremonies; William Barber.
J. T. Prevette, Kyle Hayes, A. H.
Crsey, Worth Tomlinson, J. A.
Lenderman, A. R. Gray. Jr.. Vern
Irvin and James Cranor. W. J.
Alspaugh, of Winston-Salem, will
he ring steward and J. Y. Brown,
also of Winston-Salem, will be
ringmaster. Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Cranor have don.-ted a trophy to
the winner of the five-galted claa.s
Plans were being made here
today for Intensive observance of
Fire Prevention Week in North
Wilkesboro this week.
The fire department said the
annual inspection of property ia
the business district for fire haz
ards will be made during the
week and that the drive will be
extended to reach the homes of
the city through a contest in the
The fire department will give
five dollars in cash prizes, two to
the white schools and one to the
colored, as Inducement for the
children to have fire inspections
made of their homes.
North Wilkesboro Junior Cham
ber of Commerce is sponsqring
the distribution of blanks to be
given the children in the schools
and the prizes will be given ac
cording to the information on the
blanks as turned in to the school.
The blanks will call for a com
plete, inspection of the homes and
elimination of fire hazards dis
covered. The whole idea of the
plan to promote consciousness of
fire hazard in order that fire may
be prevented throughout the year
as. well as during this week.
Mayor R. T. McNeil today is
sued a proclamation calling (or
observation of Fire Prevention
week and asking the cooperation
of all residents of the city in ell-
Local people who were awaken
ed at two a. m. this morning by
the fire^ftifen thought Fire Pre-
ventipqi^lK^eek had gotten off to
a hkd'litart. However, the tire
was only an automobile blaze on
Sixth street, which was extin.
gulshed with littie difficulty.
Joint ^^eetmg and Banquet
Held At Clubhouse On
Dr. Robert S. Moore, of Pro
vidence, Rhode Island, addressed
the American Legion and Aiixi-
luc ,,, ]iary in joint meeting Friday
and other trophies will be provid- nig^t at the Legion and Auxiliary
P. T. A. To Meet
Here On Thursday
First meeting of the North
A I llCC UJ JUUltSr X on-xz Jii • ...jv
Elkin Dwight! Wilkesboro Parent-Teacher asso-
ciilloLiiiJiS Liic iiary aiiu w n v/
Nichols, navy editor named at the ! ciatlpn will be held on Thursday
suggestion of Col. Frank Knox, | afternoon, 3:15, at the school.
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Flkin Oct. 5. Thomas Alex-i secretary of the navy, has inter- A band concert by the high school
ander 1,'eeper 41. district engln. viewed others in addition to those | band will be one feature of the
for the slate highway and who filled out coupons. ^program and a business session
I.,ankford Enlists will be held. All school patrons
Among those interviewed by asked to attend.
public works commission in this
section for the past 11 years, died
Total attendance at the ban
quet was 65 ?nd the occasion was
very much enjoyed. A. F. Kilby,
commander of the Legion post,
opened the meeting and L. M.
Nelson, program chairman, was
Dr. Moore’s address, whiclj was
received with much interest, was
“Insistence, Persistence and Re
36CnOn lur Lll7 J—- - .MlUUllfj LUVDX;
about 6:30 o’clock this evening t^e navy editor of this newsp-per
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This plioto sbtiws one of the many crates of Important war materials
of the lehd-lease plan on the Singapore '^acks. ^ On the right is seen an
American ship with the Stars and Stripes painted on her side, inward
bound with war material for Malaya and ontward huond with raw ma-
‘erials, especlaUy tin and rubber, for tlw D. S. A.
at his home following a heart at
tack earlier in the afternoon. Mr.
Iveeper was well known through
out this section where he had
made his home for the past 12
Mr. Leeper was prominently
identified with civic and religious
activlUes in Elkin. He was su-
nerintendent of the First Baptist
church Stinday school and active
ly engaged in other church work,
lie was a native of Belmont, son
of the late W. A. Leeper and Mrs.
Surviving are Uis wife, the for-
mer Miss Mable Cathey: a daugh
ter Miss Mabel Cathey Leeper;
two sisters, Mrs. C. M. Butler.
Spindale, and Mrs. Gus Arm
strong, Belmont, and a brother,
J. Price Leeper, Asheville,
shortly after he reached his
Funeral will he held Monday
sfternoon at 2 o’clock at the First
Baptist church of Elkin. The
body will remain at the church
from 1 o’clock until time for the
funeral. The body will be takea
to ■ Belmont where Inteirment will
trke place ’Tuesday morjilng.
Mr. Leeper underwent a sinus
operation at Charlotte about 10
day.s ago and was released early
last week. . , i.
was Warren Lankford, of North
Wilkesboro route one, who en
listed at the Salisbury recruiting
office. • Claude Lankford, of the
same community, also enlisted.
Navy Officers Here
Recruiting Officers F. A. Yar
borough and J. L. Brown, of the
Salisbury office, were here on
Thursday and gave whole heart
ed approval of the efforts of The
Journal-Patriot in assisting in se
curing'recruits for the two-ocern
navy which Uncle Sant is now
building. They secured at The
Journal-Patriot office 'a number
of names of young men who had
made inquiries and had filled out
coupons asking for the navy bul
letins which- may be obtained
here. While a definite report has
not been received, it is expected
that additional recurlts will be
Opportunitlee in Navy
The navy offers wonderful op
portunities to young men for
training and practical courses
valned at many hundred dollars.
And the men in the navy receive
pay trhile they leefn." Pay raises
are freqnen tto young' men who
advance In training and practical
experience.' Life in the navy has
often been called the moat In-
i Polk county frrmers are sav
ing a record tonnage of hay this
fall, according to S. H. Dobson,
assistant farm agent of the N. C.
State College Extension Service.
At Serb Luncheon
Litms Here Enjoy
A Motion Picture
Representatives Of Chrys
ler Corporation Show
How Trucks Are Vital
terestlng In the
4- Cordis MUosevlch pins a meda.
OB ll^nleU WUikle at limclieefi in
New Terk, to mark eighteenth hirtli-
day ef King Peter of Jngoslavia. The
aA^ vas 4oiu3ied tqr the Amerl-
oaa friends of Jugoslavia, j King Pe
ter made an address from Loadan.
f,ions cluh here was enter-
trlned^ Friday night by a motion
picture presented by T. J. (Red)
McCartney, of Charlotte, a rep
resentative of Chrysler Corpora
The program was in charge of
Paul Cashion, who called on T.
S. Kenerly, a guest of James M.
Anderson, to .present the pro
Mr. McCartney wrs accompa
nied by W. R. Grier, also of
Charlotte, who, with A. A. Cash-
ion, was a guest of Paul Cashion.
Emmet Johnson, president fo the
' club, succeeding I. H. McNeill,
Jr, presided over the meeting.
The picture was on the topic
of “Singing Wheels” and depict
ed vividly the vital part trucks
play In the economic life of
America. It showed hotf tracks
cariT the burden of commercial
transportation and concluded
with some Interesting pictures of
some of the army’s mechanised
equipment. , . .