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or nurrHideii Moioed bt-
'eyl^iAilo for llotecm today, at rei»-
gwt0*te4 Govb^ jumiM —lathfd
Biarer from fiw wost and the pen-
a«r arms of a riant notoracker
slowly tlosed around the Red capi
tal di^ite the SoTiat army’s best
The government was reduced to
Its last extremity—appealing for
a “people’s defense” waged by
every man, woman and child of the
-city’s 4.600,000 population able to
hurl a bottle of flaming gasoline
at u Nazi tank.
IWith unchecked German armies
king nearer the city from
directions, the Russians ad-
their venerated capital was
inaninent 'peril. With the
of throwing back the on-
hing Germans apparently one
in a hundred, the Soviet central
armies and the millions of Musro-
vites must choose soon between
abandoning Moscow or fighting a
protracted :«'inter siege.
. In appealing to civilians to join
Bed army troops in the defense of
the capital,, the government ap
parently had decided definitely on
1^ the heroic latter course.
With Soviet defenses slowly
crumbling before terrific German
assaults, Japan, as long had been
expected, adopted a more belliger
Jurors Drawn f^Plans SeiRf Laid> for
Federal Court In n .
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WilkesbordSoon Red LTOSS Drm
Regular Semi-Aniiual Term
Of Federal Court To
Convene Nov. 17
Regular semi-annual term of
federal court in_ Wllkesboro for
Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany and Wa
tauga counties will convene on
Monday, November 17.
Judge Johnson J. Hayes, of
Wllkesboro, will preside over the
The court will have a lengthy
docket of criminal cases with
practically ail cases involving vio
lations of the federal liquor tax
Jurors for the term were
drawn by the jury commission
this week as follows;
Wilke* county: John Johnson,
North Wilkesboro, Rt. 3; Richard
Deans. North Wilkesboro: Ed O.
—r , r „.. Miller. North Wilkesboro; R. T.
ent attitude in the Pacific and Nip- McNeil, North Wilkesboro; J. R.
Eller, Purlcar: E. P. Inscore,
ponese nationalists openly demand
ed that Japanese-American nego
tiations be broken off.
, \ Draft Anniversary
-A year ago today
the Percivals, the
the Bills and
yoes and the Algernons
date with Uncle Sam.
Sixteen million strong they
trudged country roads, the village
and city streets with one objective
—registration in the nation’s first
The army then had fewer than
J 500,000 soldiers to guard the “ar-
^senal of demotracy.” Today, the
aize of that fighting force has
more than tripled and some 1,-
580,000 men are under arms.
l^ls Getting Results
Newspaper Assists Recruit
ing Service In Getting
Men From Wilkes
The Unitefl States navy is gett-
*ing the desired results from its
advertisiiig campaign in The
The desired results are men to
train to help man Uncle Sam’s
fast growing two-ocean navy.
On Monday recryting officers
f iiom the Salisbury office were in
|4||Rbrth tVilkesboro, as was an-
I ^Vmunced in The Journal-Patriot
Thursday, and took five applica
tions from young men desiring to
enlist. Among the five were read
ers of The Journal-Patriot who
had received navy innformation
booklets here. A number of other
applicants were rejected because,
they did not meet physical require-1
In addition to the five whose |
applications were taken by the of-1
ficers Monday, Bill Osborne, of,
today to enlist at |
North Wilkesboro, Rt. 3; J. B.
Church. Roaring River: Cla-
ence Hall. Halls Mills: P. E. Dan
cy. Vannoy; I. G. Faw, North
Wilke.sboro: J. H. Davis, Purlear
M. J. Roberson, Ollreath; C. C.
McCann. Traphill: John X.
Drown, Hays; I..eet Poplin, Ronda
M. U. Gray, Cycle; Glenn Eller,
North Wilkesboro; Richard Gen
try. .loynes: John C. Wyatt. Van
noy; Carl Minton, North Wilkes-
horo: J. X. Rector North Wilkes
boro: Mack Bentley, Pores Knob;
C. W. Wiles, Hays: W. E. Hor
ton, Ferguson; J. X. Key. Ron
.4she county: R. D. Sheets, V.
C. Dillard, Creston; Greely Fletch
er. Tdlewild; L. B. Ham, Husk;
S. W. James. Amy: IJegg Par
sons, Glendale Springs; Ray
Roark. Milam: Victor Go.ss. Lans
ing: Wiley Vannoy, Jefferson:
R. P. Baker, Creston; W. G. Van
noy, West Jefferson: Frapk
Houck, Tftffd; A; "lu:*70Trf^^ Pfg:
G. "O. Burgess. Othello; C. O.
Parsons. W. Jefferson.
.■Uleghany county: Mrs. J. T.
Fender. Whitehead; Mrs. A. O.
Jones, Sparta- Neal Jones. Fiirch-
es: Fred Osborne, Stratford: W.
M. Goodman. Sapata,
M’ataiiga county: Richard Ol
son. Valle Crucis; S. H. Miller.
I>::xon: R. D. Horton, (colored)
Boone; C. A. Church, Valle Cru
cis: Kenneth Linney, Boone: G.
C. Ragan, Boone; Hard Berry,
Banner Elk; Jake Moretz. Deep
Gap; J. L. Miller. Todd: C. C.
Triplett, Triplett; S. G. Tugman,
Annual R^d Cross
Roll Call Formed
Agricultural Authorities hi
Ten Counties To Plan
Literatui-e To Be Mailed
Soon To Selected Lead
ers In Rural Areas
J. H. Mcf’oy this week rtx-eived
notice of two api>ointinents.
He is Reeiiiployinont Conuiiit-
(eeiimn for Wilkes dnift board
number two; and he is vice
porsident of Western Nortli Co-
rulimi Ooinniunith's A.ssociated
for district I, eomi>osei of four
McCoy Is Named
J. H. W’hicker, Sr., chapter
! chairman. Dr. John W. Klneheloo
' Jr., roll call chairman, with other
I leaders in the Wilkes Red Cross
chapter met this week for the
purpose of selecting leaders for
I all central coifimunities and pop-
ulation centers In the county tor
the roll call to begin on Novem
Special attention was given to
North Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro,
and the thickly populated com
munities along the major high
ways leading into the two towns.
Literature and supplies are be.
irg sent to the roll call leaders
as they are appointed.
Roll Call leaders has'e found
that the people are interested
this year in securing wholeheirt-
ed response to the Red Cross ap
peal. in view of the frets that
Red Cross needs are great and in
rememhrance of the excellent re
lief and rehabilitation work ac
coniplished hy the Red Cross J i
Wilkes following the disastroiLS
flood in .-Vugust, 1310.
Silas R. Nichols, who has been with the State Em
ployment Service for six years, is shown at left behind
the desk as he begins his duties ds farm interviewer at
the North Wilkesboro branch office. He is assisting
farmers in finding laborers and tenants, and helps farm
laborers and tenants find farms and work. His services
are free to farmers, farm workers and tenants. (Photo
by Dwight Nichols)
Farmers Elect Men
T o Administer AAA
Farmers of Wilkes
Judge Hayes To
Address Dry Rally
District defense meeting of all
' agricultural agencies will be heM
r at the conrthouse in Wllkesbor*
on Tuesday, OetobOT, 21, aecorS-
Ing to an announcement recetveA
bj J. B. Snipes, Wflkes coenty-
agent, from I. O. Schanb, dean
of the North Carolina extension
The ten counties included for
the important meetings are
Wilkes, Alexander, Alleghany,
Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Mitchell,
Surry, 'Watauga and Yadkin.
The. meeting will be for the
purpose of setting goals for pro.
ductlon of foed in the ten count
ies next year and is In line -with
the agricultural policy outlined
by Secretary of Agriculture Wlck-
ard for maximum prductlon of
food for defense in 1942. ,
All extension workers and rep-
' resentatives of other agencies
I from the ten counties interested
In farm life are expected to at
tend the meeting.
The meeting will open at 10:-
00 A. M.
J. M. German is agricultural
defense chairmau for the Wilkes.
Will Assist Discharged Sol
diers In Procuring Old
Or New Jobs
Proctor To Speak
On Sunday Night
J. B. McCoy, prominent North
Wllk^ofo dltizeii and^lvlc lead
er, has received his appointment
as Reemployment Committeeman
Super" ntendent Masonic Or
phanage Will Deliver Ad-
_ drnss'.Jn Wilkesboro^
for. Wilkes Selective Service
Board number two.
The appointment came from J.
Van B. Metis, state director of
selective service, on recommen
dation of Governor J. M. Brough
ton. Relative to his appointment.
General Metis said in a letter to
Mr. McCoy: “It is important, in
that the morale of our nation will
Rev. C. K. Proctor, superinten.
dent of the Masonic Orphanage
at Oxford, will deliver an address
on Sunday night, October 19,
7:30 o’clock, at the Methodist
cluircii in Wolkesboro.
He is one of the best speakers
in the state and will have an in-
ppirins niftHsag;©. announceniGUt
by Liberty lodge number 4 5 today
said. His w-ork at the orphenage
upon the success , has lieen outstanding and the iri-
rehahilitation of 1 stitution has a record of over
In Winston-Salem NamesCommitteesI
F* I? ^
Judge Johnson J. Hayes, of' If • 11 T * I A °*’”*®*’ Resident of
Wilkesboro, will address the For- i f Q Hflllfllft 1 11016 A
syth county unit of United Dry | A
Forces of North Carolina in a' —
meeting to be held at the First j Delegate# To County Con-
Baptist church in Winston-Salem
on Tuesday night, November 4.
Gets $5.00 Award
vention To Name County
Committee Oct. 29th
Mf’s..yallieShas[)«te It “Ap
preciation Day’^ Winner
Mrs. Vallie Shumate, -wife of
Sherman Shumate, of Cricket, was
the winner of the five-dollar “Ap
preciation Day” award on Wed
A large crowd assembled in
front of the city hall for the “Ap
preciation Day” award selection.
For next Wednesday afternoon a
real celebration is planned with a
larger “Appreciation Day” award
and additional prizes. North Wil
kesboro hi.gh school band will fur-
Schools Will Have
Holiday On Friday
the Soldiers rs they are released ' C.OOl) graduates -without ^
from their periods of military of them ever being convicted of music and an enjoyable occa-
training.” |a major crime. sion is assured. No awards will b«
Mr McCoy has been informed | Everybody has r- cordial invi- made to anyone not present and r
that the army has begun tp dis- tation to hear him in Wilkesboro record crowd for the weekly event
(Continued on page four ) Sunday night. is_c^e^
Farmers of Wilkes County in
.meetings held in many communi
ties recently elected county com
mitteemen and delegates to the
Mrs. Benbow was born at Lex
ington. a daughter of Colonel W.
F. and Frannie Yokley Hender-
uuui.jr vuuvtsuiiuii. spif. Her husband, l.^wi^ S, Ben-
■ The -delegates .elected -In- tfi? W#- -dleil was
Teachers Plan To Attend
District Meeting Held In
Greensboro That Day
Wilkes Girls, Boys and Calves At North Carolina Fair
Salisbury'. Mr. Osborne, interest-! North Wilkesboro schools and
ed in enlisting in the naval re-' all white schools in the county
serves, obtained a booklet at The, system will have a holiday on
Journal-Patriot office this week j Friday. October 15, in order that
and was interviewed by Dwight | the teachers may attend the
Nichols, navy editor of The Jour- j northwestern district meeting ot
nal-Patriot. Several others have the North Carolina Education As-
expressed interest in enlisting at sociation in Greensboro,
the earliest convenient opportuni- Wilkes teachers in meeting
ty. I last week perfected organization
■nie navy offers splendid oppor-1 Wilkes unit of the N. C.
X *»•* ’J *
tonities for valuable training while i g a. by election of E. R. Spruill,
. —;j advance-'
cazoing and for rapid
ntnt in the service. Booklets
ayJuTable at The Journal-Patriot
k office give full information. Fill
^ out the coupon on page eight of
this newspaper and receive a book-
i let by return mail.
Applications accepted by the na-
Tal officers here Monday xrore:
Albert Conrad Settle, of North
Wilkesboro; Howard Griffin and
Ray Jesse Wyatt, of Wilhar;
James H. Dancy, Daylo; Carlton
^ F. Wooten, of Roaring River.
Ronda principal, as president;W.
T. Long, Wilkesboro principal
vice president: and Zeb Dickson.
Mountain. View principal, as
To Close Soon
Ig Visitor Here
Mr. and Mrs. Santford Martin,
at Winston-Salem, were visitors in
this citv Wednesdav while en-
iJote to Winston-Salem from
Asheville. While here they called
on Attorney and Mrs. Joto R.
Jones. Mr. Martin is e*to^ of
The Jouma! and Sentinel in ,Win-
Vesper service will be held in
Paul’s Bslscopal Church Sun.
, afternoon, October 19th, at
K, o’clock, in charge of the rec-
Rev. B. M. Lackey. The pnh-
About 4,500 Mattresses and
1,500 Comforters Have
Been Made To Date
All mattress making centers
in Wilkes county will have been
closed by the end of this month.
Miss Elizabeth Williams, home
agent, said today.
All the centers except three
have plr'->ady closed and they will
be closed when materials on
hand are exhausted.
About 4,450 mattresses and 1,-
500 comforters have been made
in the mattress project to date.
There are about 1,500 approved
applications on the waiting list
but the mattress making centers
H M useaxj. I’® closed
cordtally invited to atttend. ^ additional materials are received.
community meetings will meet at
the Wilkes courthouse on October
29 in a closed meeting to elect
the county Triple A committee,
which will perfect the county
Triple A organization for the
Report ot elections in the dis
District No. 1, which composed
of - Elk. Lewis Fork, Beaver
Creek, and Boomer Townships,
elected the following: R. L.
Proffit. Delegate to the County
Convention; R. L. Proffit, W. O.
Barnette, and E. F. Edmisten,
District No. 2, composed of
Moravian Falls, Brushy Mount
ain, Wilkesboro. and Antioch
Townships: B. L. Johnson, Del
egate to the County Convention;
J. C. Tedder, B. L. Johnson, and
W. R. Hubbard, Community .Com
District No. .3, composed of
Somers Lovelace and New Castle
Townships: H. C. Roberts, Dele
gate to County Committee, G. C.
Green, B. P. Roberts, and J. R.
Pardue, Community Committee
District No. 4, composed of
Edwards Township,. elected the
following: W. F. Gilliam, Dele
gate to the County Convention:
A. Poplin, C. B. Settle, and A.
Carter, Community Comlttee.
(Continued on page four )
Lou Jane Benbow, SO,
died Tuesday afternoon at her
home at Scottsville, Alleghany
county, near Sparta. She ha4
been in declining health for sev
First Meeting Held Monday;
Asa Hayes Moderator,
Baptist ministers from chur
ches in Wilkes county met Mon
day morning ot this week at the
Reins-Sturdivant Chapel for the
purpose of organization and the
planning ot regular conferences
throughout the year. Churches in
the Stone Mountain and Brushy
Mountain Associations were rep
resented at the meeting.
Reports were given from the
several churches, and a general
discussion was held on the theme
Rev. Asa Hayes of Mountain
View was elected moderator for
the group, and Rev. John W. Kin-
cheioe. Jr., of North Wilkesboro
was elected secretary. The next
meeting of the group will be at
Relns-Sturdlvant’s on the Monday
morning after the second Sunday
a well-known attorney at New.
land.) Prior to coming to New-
land he practiced law in Wilkes
boro. Her father was also a well-
known Lexington attorney.
J'or the past several years Mrs.
Benbow had been making her
home with Mrs. Paul Swanson
Surviving are three daughters,
Mrs. Gladys Caviness, of New-
land: Mrs. J. T. Prevette, of
Wilkesboro; and Miss Clan
Benbow. of Richmond. Va.; and
two .sons, .lolin T. Benbow, ot
East Bend and Frank Yokley Ben
bow, of Newland; and several
Funeral arrangements w-ere in
complete this morning.
Backs Plant Plan
Livestock Producers Want
Coble Dairy Plant For
Wilkes County IJvestock Club
in meeting during the past week
went on record as favoring the
establishment of a dairy pro
ducts plant here hy Coble Dairy
company, of Lexington.
The company and interested
local citizens have a proposal un
der consideration for erection of
a plant here and it is expected
that final plans will be worked
The Livestock Club was form
ed to promote mere and better
production of livestock in Wilkes.
Jobs Found For
87 In September
Monthly Report of Employ
ment Service Officer
During the past month the
North Wilkesboro branch of the
North Carolina State F>mployment
Service had a total ot 87 place
ments on jobs. Of that number
81 were in the local area and six
were sent to jobs elsewhere.
There were 455 regristrations
during the month and the month
ended with an active file of 2,-
105 regrlstrants. A total of 2.-
551 personal calls at the office
morning after tne secona ouuuay lu
in November. All BaipUst continued
In November. All uaqmm preacu-,
■ira In Wilkes County are Invited benefits 'werefil^ and contln e«
to be present. .