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The Journal-patriot. (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) 1932-current, October 18, 1941, Image 1

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‘ Soviet^Arauet Back Tke ^ HuMtauu T. aokiiowl4lK«d otflebiUr toAaiythat the Red •raiT KuanltDg Moacow—hard-hit ao4 (thtaambered—^was "retreat- Ihg' to mir Doattlens” closer to the imiMrUed capital which wom en and children were ordered to leare at once. The moat imminent threat ap parently was from the west where weight of numbers and the stren gth of relentless attack was car rying the Germans ahead through the Vyansama region 125 miles from ^Moscow. The Russians said the Germans also were smashing closer to the capital from the Orel sector, 220 miles to the southwest. The SoTiet Sunday communi que said *‘1b the Vyaarna region enemy succeeded in pressing k our troops” despite stnb- born resists nee. The Russians said a single battlefield was lit tered with 9,000 German dead and wounded in fighting yester day. Call Up Reserves Although tens of thousands of Red army reserves were hurled Into the fight, the Russians de clared the onnishing Nazis still outnumbered the defense forces barring the way to the capital. The Russians disclosed that there had been some removal of women and children from Mos cow since the start of bombing there. Odie Gilbert Dies Today Of Injuries Received Friday Car Runs Into Ditch Near Boomer As He Was Meet ing'Other Cars Dimmette Child Killed By Ante Spitzbergen Goal the Nazis Won’t James Charlie Dimmettei Age Nine, Hit By Car Near Roaring River Mrs. Lester W alker Is Accident Victim f Mrs. Thelma Irene Walker, age 31. wife of Lesier Walker, liviilg three and one-fourth miles north west of Elwood. Ind., was killed almost instantly Oct. 1st., when an she was driving was involved in a colli sion with a car operated by Miss Jean Lineherry. age 19. Miss Lineberry suffered minor injuries to her left knee. Mrs. Walker’s daughter, Wanda Jean, age 12, suffered minor cuts about the head. The collision occurred, witness es told authorities, as the car driven by Mrs. Walker pulled out into the State highway from, ’trouiilfy luoClCUrttoriiriMBNMfcU*! car. Mrs. Walker’s car swerved accross the highway and the front wheels jumped over a cul vert. Her head hit the windshield and she was thrown from the car when a door came open. She suf fered a broken neck, fractured skull and internal injuries. Mr. Walker told authorities his w'ife and daughter had left their home only a short time before the accident to go to Elwood Grocery for kerosene. , accident occurred about rone^irth mile from the home. Mrs. Walker was taken to Mercy hospital at Elwood. where inhalr- tor eqquipment was used for sometime in a futile attempt to revive her. • Surviving besides the husbend and the daughter that was-riding with her mother are another daughter. Donna Marie, age six; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willi am Harris, of Jackson County; a sister, Mrs. Orpha Wheeler, of Osborn Ohio; and four brothers, HSrold Harris, of Elwood. How ard of Washington, and Charles and’ John, of Jackson County On a six-weeks’ vacation to the United States and Canada, the dnke and dnehess of Windsor are pictured on their arrival at the nation’s capi tal, They were given a warm greet ing by the citizenry, and received briefly at the White Rouse by the President. ’The dnke, who is gover nor of the Bahamas, was on his way with his wife to his ranch near Cal gary, Canada. Farm hterviewer Added Td Staff Of N.C.S.E.S. Office Silas R. Nichols Will Serve Farmers In Employment Capacity Here North Wilkesboro branch of the N. C. State Employment-Ser vice has added an interviewer to serve farmers, farm laborers and tenrnts. .He ia SUaa-J Odie Gilbert, age 40. well known citizen of the Boomer community, died at 11:30 today at the Wilkes hospital from in juries received Friday evening when his car wrecked on high way IS near Boomer. Dr. Clyde Hedrick, a member of the Lenoir Kiwanis club on his way to the inter-club meet ing here, saw the accident. He said the car driven by GiUert left the road as it was meeting a car, traveled in the ditch at the side of the road for some distrnce and then wrecked. Mr. Gilbert was thrown high into the air. Dt. Hedrick remained with Gilbert until an ambulance ar rived from this city and he was brought to the hospital here. His body was badly broken end no hope was ever held for his re- i covery. t Funeral service will be held -Tuesday, 11 a. m., at Zion Hill Baptist church at Boomer ’vith Rev. S. t. Watts in charge of the service. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Vada Gilbert; four children, Cla ra Belle, Mozelle, Mary and Odie Gilbert, Jr., father. W. O. Gil bert of Lenoir; and four brothers and two sisters: Wilraer Gil bert. of Gaithersburg, Md.; Sam Gilbert, of Pinnelton, Oregon; Fred Gilbert, of Fort Bragg; E- rastus Gilbert, of Wilkesboro; Mrs. Clara Greer, of Boomer; Mrs. Mary Jarvis, of Wilkesboro. back here from Jacksonville, where he has been for the past several months handling army housing construction placements. Here he will interview farm workers desiring jobs, fi rm ten ants wanting farms and farmers who want workers or tenants. He has begun his duties and is now spending much ol his time securing and placing workers in orchards at the height of the sea son for picking and packing ap ples. Mr. Nichols has a practical knowledge of farming. He owns and operates a 500-acre farm in Alleghany county. He has been with the Employment Service since 1935 and was connected with the North Wilkesboro office except for the time spent at Jack sonville. N. C. Horl Absher Gets Another Chance Justice Honored By Manufacturers John E. Justice, of Oak Furn iture company. was elected vice president of the Southern Asso ciation of Furniture Manufactur ers at the jonventlon day and Fiuday at Sedgefield. Pre viously Ml. Justice had been a member of the board of Others from here who attended the convention were the follow ing; J- H- Finley, of Forest Furn iture company: Boyd Stout o Home Chair company; J. E. Lau dill of Key City Furniture com pany. , bvT ’J ik Michael Is laimed By Death k Michael, former citizen h Wilkesboro who for the years had been prominent ness, civic and church life sville. died suddenly there ly morning. • to going to Asheville a- ) years ago he held an ex position in the railway office here. ng those from the Wilkes- who attended the funeral Sunday in Asheville were: H. Carrlgan, mother of ichael. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Mr. and Mrs, J. L. Gar- Mr. Albert Garwood. Mrs. Partier and Miss Blanche in, and Mr. and Mrs. Day- rlgan. of Martinsville Va. Man Convicted Of Murder Of Leonard Lankford Is Granted New Trial Hort Absher, former taxi driv er here who was convicted during the March term of Wilkes Court for second degree murder of Leonard Lankford at the Lank- 'ford home near this city a year ago. was granted a new trial last week by the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Absher was convicted tor thr knife slaying of Lankford, hif brother-in-law, and was senteno ed from 10 to 15 years. His n torneys carried the case to thf Supreme Court on an appeal. Among the decisions handed down by the high court On Wed nesday of last week was another case from Wilkes, that of Davir versus Pearson, a civil case grow ing out of the automobile acci dent in which Gene Davis was injured and Miss Pearson killed A new trial was granted in thri Meetiii^ Saturday In N. Wilkesboro Business Session Held At City Hall; Judge Hayes .Speaker At Meet James Charlie Dimmette, nitre year-old son of Ed and Mabel Lon, Biller Dimmette, was killed in aTp auto accident at Ra-ring River- Sunday evening, at five o’clock, Carlyle Ingle, state highway patrol sergeant who investigated the accident, said that the Dim mette boy v/as w-Ikini; when he was hit by a car driven by James Gordon Billings, a farmer of the Roaring River community. | The accident occiired on the, Baldwin road near the home of Curtis Johnson. Billings was held under bond of ?1,000 ;iending a hearing to be held Wec’nesdcy, ten a. m., be fore Magistrate R. C. Jennings. B’uneral service for the Dim mette boy will be held Tuesday, 11 a. m.. at Rachael church with Rev. L. E. Sparks in charge, as sisted by Rev. John Eurcham. He is .siin-lved by his father and mother, faur brothers and o’le sister. Gaither W wd Son, Carl, Are iOIled In Accident Lawrence Eller In Criticaf Condition; All Former Wilkes Residents Clonds of smoke »re shown rising from the stocks of coal bnm^ by the British raiding party (under Canadian command) that dropped in on the island of Spitsbergen to toss another monkey wrench Into the German war machine. The raiders blew np mines and destroyed every thing that might be useful to the Nazis. Horse Show Here On Saturday Was Very Successful Appreciation Day Celebrated Here Every Wednesday Event Sponsored By Wilkes boro Methodist Church Well Carried Out D. 0. Program In School Here Is Progressing Ten Students Spend Half of Time Gaining Actual Ex perience Working The Next Appreciation Day W'll Be* In Front Of City Hall Wednesday Next “Appreciation Day” cele bration, a weekly event put on by many North Wilkesboro mer- ch|int3 for the benefit and enter- The horse show sponsored by | the Wilkesboro Methodist church j and held at the fairgrounds Sat-| urday afternoon was an outstand- j Ing success. A large number of horses, In cluding many of the best in the state, participated in the 15 events. Competition was keen in each class and It was with difficulty that the judges selected the wln- i®^,,Th^ jnd^M.vrsre Zeb Ashe With more than 30 lawyers and court attaches present, the seventeenth judicial district bar association convened in North Wilkesboro Saturday. At 11 a. m. the business ses sion of the association was held at the city hall with A. H. Casey, of the Wilkes bar, presiding. Jacob Stuart, of the Davie county bar. was elected president and the other officers elected were as follows: Walter Berry, of Bakersvilte. vice president. Lafayette Williams, of Yadkin- j vitle, secretary. ' Eugene TriveUe,and Kyl“ Hay-1 es. of the Wildes bar, h- d been ! district president and secretary. ; respectively, tor the past three; years. Attorney Tiivette was named as the district member of the State Bar eoiincil. The new district executive committee is composed of John C. McBee, of Mitchell; J. V. Bow-ers. of Avery; J. H. Wicker Ji-. of Wilkes; W’alter Zachary, of Yadkin; and R. E> Sanford, of Davie. Luncheon meeting was held at the Woman’s Club house with A. H Casey presiding. Dinner was lerved by the North Wilkesboro Woman’s Club. J. F. Jordon ;poke the invocation. Judge T. B. The "Appreciation Day’’ cash award for the? person selected to be "goodwill ambassador’’ for the next week will be made on Wed nesday afternoon, four o’clock. In front of the etty hall. The person selected must be present in order to receive the award. “Appreciation Day’’ is every W’ednesday in .North Wilkesboro and each W’ndpesday afternoon at four o’clock a cash award is made to someone present. On last Wednesday afternoon Mrs. Lorene Shumate received a ten dollar cash award and on pre vious Wednesdays $50 awrrds to Miss Dessie McNeill and Mrs. J. O. Emerson and a $20 award to Mrs. G. A. Frost. Many who were selected failed to receive the spe cified cash aw-ards because they were not present. Any merchant pcrticipating in the '-.Appreciation Day’’ plan will be glad to give detailed informa tion about the cash awards. Hardin, of Greensboro. Carolina Rebel, owned and shown by E. T. Nance, of Win ston-Salem was awarded the championship trophy as being the best horse In the show. The,beau tiful trophy was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crapor. Although complete information w’as not available today, it was learned that show was decidedly a success financially and mem bers of the committee said that the Wilkesboro Methodist church will sponsor a bigger and better horse show in the spring of 1942 here. The show was well attended and ladies of the church served a supper following the event. A complete list of winners will be published in 'Thursday’s issue of The Journal-Patriot Diversified occupations depart- men of North Wilkesboro high school is progressing well in Its second year under direction of W. Bfyan Collins, instructor and di rector. Ten students spend half the day in class work and the other half gaining actual experience by working in local business estab lishments. Gaither A. Eller, age 76, and BOD, Carl EUer, were killed and I another son, Lawrence, was badly I hurt in an automobile accident Saturday morning at White Plains In Surry county near Mt. Airy. The Ellers, former residehts of Wilkes who moved recently to CharloUe, were on their way to Buena Vista, Va., to attend a birthday dinner for Thomas A. Eller when their car left the highway and struck a telephone pole. All three were carried to a JVIount Airy hospital where the father died Saturday evening and Carl died today. It was reported today that Lawrence had con tracted pneumonia in addition to his injuries and may not live. The car was almost completely demolished. The Ellers had spent Friday night with relatives in Wilkes. A double funeral service will he held at Zion Hill Baptist church at Boomer Tuesday after noon, two o’clock. Burial will be In the church cemetery with the Masonic lodge, of which he was a member, conducting the grave service. 'The surviving children of Mr. Eller are: Egdar Eller, of Pores Knob; Robert and Cleve Eller, of Charlotte; Worth Eller, of Lan caster, S. C., and Mrs. J. J. Heff ner, of Charlotte. the work Is an advisorV boar composed of the following; A. F. Kilby, chairman, Bdd F. Gardner, J. L. Wells, Wade C. Wallace. W. E. Jones and B. G. Gentry. TTie students, type of work, and part time employers are as follows: J. G. Elledge, baking. Wilkes Bakery; John D. Hall, automotive repair, Yadkin Valley Motor company; Blanche Hall, office. Carolina Mirror Corpora tion; Johnnie Johnston and F. McHone, furniture manufacturers Forest Furniture company James Shepherd, sales, Tomlinson’s De partment store; Grace Miller, sales. J. C. Penney company; Donald Golden, sales, Payne Clothing company Christine Byrd office. Dick’s Service station; Ro sa T*ee Myers, office, Ideal Beau ty Parlor. Journal-Patriot Cooking School To Be Held At Woman’s Club House District Meeting Juniors Tuesday ' State Councilor and taries .^Vill Attend Dis- The Jounial-Patriot announces with pleasure that arrangements have been completed for The Journal-patriot Cooking School Secre- to he conducted by Miss Kathleen ing. economical foods that will delight her listeners. Best of all. she shows yon how to get the same results in your own kitchen. Watch these columns for futh- er details of The Journal-Patriot (Grow. noted Lecturer end Home School. In the mean- North Wilkesboro md Lenoir uubs b Meeting Friday 25 Members From Lenoir Ki-wranis Club Here; Sound Picture Is Program trict Meeting Here seventh district of Jr. O. U. A. M. will convene Tuesd'y. October 14, 7:30, with North Wilkesboro council number 51. Bradley Dan cy, district councilor, said today. State officials to attend the meeting will include Clyde Stan- cill, state councilor; Forrest -'Inley was reco;:nized and spoke | gjjerrien. state secretary; and Tiefly. Judge Johnson J. Hayes.' George W. Wrenn, field secre- judge of the middle district ted-Uary. , eral court, addressed the meet-1 After messages by the state of- 'ng, rdvocating the use of the • fleers North Wilkesboro degree 're-case conference system in civ-i team will carry-out degree work. 1 cases, in state courts. This sys- a large attendance from all case. Wilkesboro Grange Will Meet Tuesday Wilkesboro Grange will meet on Tuesday night, 7:30. at the courthouse. All members are «sked to he present. 'em he said, had been used suc- -essfully in federal court to bring bout more rapid disposition of cases in court. 'The -association prassed a reso lution in memory of Brewster Grant, of Mocksville, a member "'ho was killed in an automobile accident. ' councils ill the district is asked. Football Game Here Thursday North Wilkesboro Mountain j Lions will play Taylorsville here Women Of The Mksc 'To Meet Wednesday Women of the Moose will meet at the Moose Hall Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock. All mem bers are raquested to be pre sent. First I/ieiit. Hampton McNeil.Thursday afternoon of this who has been stationed dt Fort instead of Friday, Bragg, N. C. Is here for a few | originally scheduled, days’ visit before going to Fort ^ jhe teams are about evenly Sill, Oklahoma, where he will be matched and a close contest is ex in training for three months.- Mrs. ^ pecte.'i. ’The high school band will McNeill will accompany him to shed music at half-time en- Oklahoma. Lieut. McNeill, before! tgj-tainment. All football fans are going to Fort Bragg as a reserve invited to be present and support -..I— ti-. fho home team in its effort to get Economist of the‘Spry Research Kitchens, Cambridge, Mass. Thik feature event will be held Novem ber 6-7 at 'The North Wilkesboro Woman’s Club House at 3:00 P. M. A printed program containing all the recipes, tested and ap proved in the Spry Research Kit chens. will be presented to each person attending. ’These delicious and economical dishes will be prepared, cooked on the stage, ex plained step by step to the audi ences and presented dally to the lucky women by Miss Crow. Eve ry woman is given an opportunity to participate in the distribution of the i>-''.ny valuable gifts at each session. Admission is free to all women. No tickets are necessary. The doors will he opened early and The Journal-Patriot suggests your arriving early because there will be no reserved seats. In addition to the many other valuable gifts. 10 baskets of gro- -well-known the dates Novem- while, reserve her 6-7. The school will he under the personal direction of Miss Kath leen Crow, university graduate in Home Economics, special repre sentative of the Spry Research Kitchen in Cambridge, Massachu setts, lecturer and writer on food subjects and recognized authority In the food world. This lecturer Is a superb cook In the course of her demonstra tion she turns out delicious light cakes, tender flacky pastry, and a variety of appetizing, economi cal foods that delight her audi ence. Best of all. she shows you how to get the same results. A trained Home Economist her lectures are authoritative, and in line with modern food i- deas. As an extension worker for th? Spry Research Kitchen, her demonstration technique is fault less. 'Twenty-five members of tjie Lenoir Kiwanis club joined North Wilkesboro Kiwanians in an inter- club meeting Friday evening at Ho*el IVilke.s in North Wilkesboro. Following the dinner J. B. Car ter, president of the North Wilkes boro club, called on W. H. Half- acre to welcome the visiting Ki wanians, which he did in a splend id manner. Tom Greer, president of the Le noir club, responded to the wel come and introduced individually every member of the Lenoir club present, with each one stating his name and type of business. C. 0. McNiel was program chairman and for entertainment of the group he gave a sound pic ture. The picture in a most in teresting manner traced the de velopment of the soft drink in dustry from its beginning to its present important status in the economic life of the country. It also portrayed the development of interests allied to the manufac ture, distribution and sale of soft drinks and was very much enjoyed by the meirtbers. Courthouse Has Heatmy Plant Heat From Central Heating Plant Used For The First Time Saturday Heating plant at the Wilkes county courthouse was put into operation Saturday morning, the first day the temperature wa.s low enough this year to require he; t in the building. C. E. Jenkins was low bidder and contractor on the heating plant and the job was completed within a few weeks. The amount was approximately $2,600. Previously the building had officer, was city clerk. He is the son of Mr. I. H. McNeill, Sr. into the victory column. * One of the biggest real estate deals here in the past few months was the sale of the farm and home of C. C. Gamblll, located as was ■ ceries and other household supplies will be dis tributed at each session. Miss Crow,-talented Lecturer^ and Writer on food suhlects. has j , * n arranged each program with an near this city, last week to A. B. eye‘to helping women with their Johnston. The amount involved home problems. She turns out de- was not disclosed. The property liciouB light cakes, tender flaky ^ included one of the best farm pastry, and a variety of appetlz- homes In this section. A. B. Johnston Buys , —- ?— C. C. Gambill Farm j been heated by individual stoves and fireplaces in its many rooms. t Grand Juries at successive terms of court over a period of several years had recommended that the courthouse have a cen tral heating plant. Miss Mary Lou Gentry, of West Jefferson, was a guest of Mrs. Paul Harvel, Jr., Sunday. SMM.

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