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The Journal-patriot. (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) 1932-current, December 08, 1941, Image 1

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--- ‘!TM Por^O|^^ dofi wms^in%m weetCT Nbf® ^ 'imm VOL. XXXIV, No. 74 Published Moedays and Thursdays ’ NORTH WILKESBORO. N. C.. MONDAY, DEC. 8th, 1941 $1.50 In the Stftte ~ >2.00 Jap Bombs «Japs Make Dastardly Attack On U. Jap Parachute Troops Landed In The Philippines Washington.—Casualties on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu in yes terday’s Japanese air attack wUl ^•v amount to about 3,000 including about 1.500 fatalities, the White Hounse announced today. - The White House confirmed the loss In Pearl Harbbor of "one old battleship” and a destroyer, which was blown up. Imperial Tokyo headquarters declared today that two Ameri can battleships had been sunk, four others damaged and four heavy cruisers damaged at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, and Japanese parachute troops were reported ^ to have landed In the Philippines as the two-day-old battle of the Pacific flamed over a vast area. Great Britain formally declar ed war on Japan, allying herself with the United States. Simultaneously, Australia de cided to declare war as Japariese forces attacked the tiny British- mandated island of Nauru. An Italian broadcast quoted Domel as listing 33,100-ton U S S. Pennsylvania and the homa as the ships sunk. BILLIE CHURCH DRIVER Ronda Citizen Is Killed By Auto At Ronda On Sunday Harvey Roberta Dies In Elkin Hospital From Injuries Received Last Night Harvey Rol^rts, age 25, citisen ^ of the Ronda community; died at j 12:30 a. m. today in Elkin hospi- j tal of injuries received Sunday j night when he was hit by a car on highway 258 at Ronda. According to incomplete reports of the accident received here, the car which hit Roberts was driven by Billie Church, of Roaring‘River. , _ I Church did not see Roberts, who i Okla- ^v-as walking, because he was blind- American battle-1 ed by lights of an approaching Two United States car. tankers destroyers and two oil were also reported lo.*=t. The Tokyo announcement as serted that there were no .lapa- Funeral services for Roberts wil be held Tuesday, 2:30 p. m., at Ronda Baptist church. He is survived by his widow. nese losses in striking the heavy ; Mr^- Scott Roberts and one blows against the Untied States child. He was a «on of the late fleet at Honolulu. {Mr. and Mrs, John Robeits, of While Americans waited for , Ronda. some word from Washing on of It was not learned here whether united States counter hlow.s. the!or not any charges have been Japanese reported that ->0 or 60 U. S. planes had been shot down in air combats over Clark Field, in the Philippines, and another 40 over Iba, Si* miles north of Manila. Only I wo Japanese planes were acknowledged lost. The Japanese also announced .an Agwement Japan »nd Thailand for transit of .Japanese troops through Thailand- presu mably for an attack on British Malaya, site of Bri ain’s ,giea' Far East fortress of Singapor.-'. or British Burma. Both adjoin Ihai- land. Japanese troops were reported to have landed at two points on the Gulf of Siam, far down 'he That coast near Malaya. An official British announce ment at Singapore said Japanese war craft which landed troops at made against Church. AIRPORT CLOSED— Defense Council Here Busy With -War Regulations|j- County Chairman McElwee Gets Instructions and Calls Meeting Of The Council Wilkes County Defense Foun- c11 today under instructions from Theodore S. Johnson, of Ralegih. director of civilian in North Carolina, began taking iti.' {necessary steps to carry out i's , its dutie,; under war conditions. America United To Do A Job The dastardly attack by Japanese military for ces on United States possessions and troops in the Hawaiian islands, Guam and the PhUIipines causes The United States and allied intereafa to unite as never before in a common cause. Now there is a definij;e objective to which all can strive unitedly for victory—that is the defeat of Japan. The United States was on Sunday insulted as never before in the history of this great republic. Even while a special “peace” envoy was in Wash ington supposedly trying to iron out difficulties and preserve peace, Japan’s despicable militaryforces were getting into position to kill. Such action can be compared to keeping a person busy in his office while having someone to set fire to his home. Japan’s big mistake was in going to war with the United States and the way she entered the war is mistake number 2. Such treachery served to arouse and incite America to unprecedented action. The immediate task for America is to defeat Japan. All other objectives now are secondary. It may take time, more timei than some who do not know the situation would expect. But Japan will be ingloriously defeated and will never again be a world power. No one can attack Uncle Sam and Regardless of former opinions on foreign poli cy of this government, the people now stand as one, solidly determined to defeat Japan and to hold high the honor of America. There is no doubt about the outcome of this w'ar' and there will be no doubts. We have a. job Congress In Session Today Makes Formal Declaration State Oi War WAR NEWS HERE— Wilkes People United In Stand Against J^s All Favor War and Ultimate Defeat of Japan; No Division Here First Wilkes Casualty Wilkes county .people today, whose forefathers were outstand ing in the flght for freedom and whose more immediate ancestors fought valiantly in every conflic* to defend liberty, are nnited against Japan. Conversation everywhere was! MEET HELD HERE FRIDAY— Plan Expansion Of Boy Scouting In Northwest two Places in British Malaya. 1 Attorney W. H. McKlwoe.. two fyrxn'ipv had chairman of the Wilkcs defence near the Thailand iron lei naa Outstanding been put to flfli?ht. reports elvrby today Japan waged war against the United S'ate.? with concerted at tacks upon Hawaii. Guam, and the Philippines in an cITort to deaden nerve centers of Ameri can defense in the Paoifie. eonnsel, today ordered 'be North Wilkesboro airport closed, ac cording to instrnetioiis received fi jiii the state director, and a;k- cd tha' any person hearing er seeing planes report to No.'th Wilkesboro police. Aircrafl ob servers at various points wor.- or dered to lemain On alert. n-ho United States fleet and i The following telegram '.va.s scores of warplanes based lit the : received by hairman McElv.-ee ' ba tle with the I’v Hirector Johnson. Pacific joined attackers. Heavy damage of life In Hawaii by Washington President Roosevelt and great lo^.s “PROCEED -AT ONCE TO rOMPI.ETE COUNTY DEFKN.^C wore reported i COUNCIL OKGANIZ.ATION. AR- tTiPists af*er range FOR MEETING LOCAL ‘’“.sPokcminEFENSE COUNCIL LATTER PART THIS WEEK BULI.RTIN by telephone with Governor Jo- ■ ^ r c I A L INSTRUCTIONS seph B. Poindester " ^ I REACH YOU TOMORROW. NO who talked wi h the White no AIRCRAFT OBSERVERS wave of >0 REMAIN ALERT PENDING torpedo planes and as a second dive bombers, pursuit ships awarmed in from tbe sea over Pearl Harbor and the city of Honolulu. The army estimated on a pre liminary basis that 104 soldiers had teen killed and more than SCO wounded at Oahu. It was emphasised that these were mil itary casualties and gave no In dication of the extent of civilian dead and wounded. pror Nippon Sabs Sunk Six Japanese planes and four submarines were reported to have been des'royed In the initial sta ges of the Havralian fighting. Canada immediately declared war on Japan and Britain sped swiftly through formal prepara tions last night to join her do minion and the United States in the defense of the Westen Hem isphere. Costa Rica with Canada were the first to announce an of ficial declaration of war on Nip pon. BANK PAYS IN FULL AND WITH INTEREST Watson, Mo., Nov. 21—When the Watson Banking Company closed. INSTRUCTIONS FROM ARMY. CONTACT -A L L AIRFIELDS YOUR COUNTY AND ARRANGE LOCAL POLICE PRPOTECTION TO ENFORCE REGULATIONS. ” Chairman McElwee .said a meet ing of the Council will be held tonight at his office. .Alleghany And Wilkes Compose 1 of 4 District! on the ,'ame topic—war with Ja pan—and nowhere today was there a dissenter from the con- ensus of opinion — that Japan should be thoroughly defeated as early as practical. No doubts about the outcome of the war were voiced anywhere and there was the generally expressed thought that th war will be car ried to a successful conclusion regardless of time or cost. The_very few who might have ’non-interventionlste" today were Just as firmly denouncing Japan as those who had for for months favored war against Germany and Paly. At Mountain View school today the student body went to the audi torium to hear the address of President Roosevelt, after 'which thi'v saluted the flap and gave the pledge of allegianoc. Wilkes draft hoard 1 liad one volunteer today. He was In such a hurry that the lady clerk did not get his name. He asked to volunteer and when he was in formed that 'he next call was on January 16 (unless the date is changed) he said he conldn'i I — wait. He announced his intei’ - ludget of $15,000 Set Up for tion of going today to the re cruiting office in Wins'on-Salom Program In Seven North western Counties Recently a survey of the Bov icout tnnvenient in Forsyth. Yad to enlist and immediately left the draft office, presumably on his way to enlist today. Wilkes draft borad number lit 111 J t/l rtj till A kin 3nrrv. Alleghany, Wilkes.; one received a call Friday for 15 Ashe, and Watauga countie,^ was i men on January 16 and hoard made by a group of leading husi number two 26 on the same ness and professional men. head ed by Judge Hastings of Winston- Salem. This report recommends tha' all these counties have a challenging opportunity to orga nize on the Standard Scout Coun cil basis and make Scouting and Cubbing available to at least 500 date. Miss Bettye Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley S. Hill, ha.s] lieon selected as the out standing student in the Noiili Wilkesboro senior clasis and is winner of the D. A. R. medal. Tlie award is baaed on loyalty, patriotism, .'jcholarfdup, leader ship and popularity. She will rr-present this school in state competition. DENIES CHARGE— Beshears Resigns Superintendent Of Prison Canip subject-. “WHAT can we do to HELP AMERICA” to 1.000 addi'ional boys lannu- ally in this area. At a meeting on December 2, 1941, of the Winston - Salem and a number of leading busines-s men from Mt. Airy, Elkin, North Wilkesboro and Boone, plans were adopted ‘o organize a Scout district committee for county., one for Eikin-Yadkln, one for Alleghany-Wilkes. and one for Ashe Watauga. In orga nizing these districts it will be necessary for the citizens of these (Continued on page four ) IN WILKES COURT— Judge Sink Talks About Japanese Theodore Cliurch, 11), foii Chnrdi, of' Puriewr, wa.s tlie first Wilkes casualty lu the armed defense forcc.s. Cliurcli, a marine, was killed in a Na«.s dive bomber era 4i at Sail Die go, California. Tlinrsday. SEA, AIR, LAND— Several Wilkes Men At Scenes of Attacks By Japs Senate Vote Is 8Z To 0 On The War Resolution Today Many Lives Lost and GrestI Damage Done By Jap anese Attacks Sunday Wilkes Well Represented In .4miy and Navy Forces At Pacific Ocean Bases Expresses Complete Confi dence In Ultimate Victory for U. S. and Allies The Wilkeshoros and par'.c of Wilkes have many y.iiivi men in the army and navy at posts in the Pacific, scenes of 'h.: first engagements in the wn- with Japan, which started ?iiti- day when Japanese a'taokel tie Hawaiian Islands. Philippine? and Guam Island. Highest ranking officer from Wilkes is Lieut.-Commander Et- inest M. Eller, who .-soiled a week ago from San Diego. Califarnta. presumably to join the Pacific fleet at Hawaii. He sailed on the TT.S.S. Saratoga, aircraft carrier. He spent the spring and summer mon'hs in London as asststan* to the U. S. Naval attache, where he observed war conditions. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. (sh Empiife America’s answer to air and sea attacks by Japanese Sunday and today was a declaration of war by congress this afternoon. Already a state of war had teen declared to be existing between Japan and the United States fol lowing the first of a series of at tacks on United States outpostn In the Pacific which took hun dreds of lives of United States soldiers and civilians and did great damage. The house of represents’iven and senate met in Joint session at 12:30 today. Present were the members of the cabinet and the supreme court as President Roosevelt advanced into thn chamber amid tumultuous ap plause. presented by House. The President solemnly told of attacks by the Japanese air and pea forces Sunday, oven while a Japanese envoy was in Washina- •oii on the pretense ot pre.serving pi'ace in the Pacific. On Japan he clearly pla.-eil tlie I'lame for the conflict and said tiiat the United States in righ'- eou.s might would win the victo- ry. ' tie flowed by’i- congresa i foi a rteclariUion of war. i' lUon je:; III,, address of 'he chief e.xecu'ive the houses mot j .separately to act on the resoln- tioii dechinng war. It wa.? tho .same words, with the exception of snhs'itn'irn Janaii for Ger many. of the declaration of war in HI IT, The senate voted S2 to >) in favor of the declaration of war. There are 96 senators tint some were not presen' for the session. In the house of represen'atives lliere was one dissenting vote to the diedaralion of war. She was Mrs. Rankin, of Montana, who also voted again-f the d-'ciam- ion of war in 1917. Isolationi’ts, including Repre sentative Hamilton Fish, an ar my colonel in the reserves, and Senator Burton K. Wheeler, were emphatic in their remarks favoring -war as an answer "o the dastardly attacks by Japanese forces. POES OP ,1.\P.\X I.VOBE.AKH Earlier today Prime Minister Winston Churchill, of the Brit- told the House of Says He Is Absolutely Inno cent of Charge In Dis trict Federal Court Corporal Saylors Writes From Hawaii, Scene of Japanese Attacks On Sunday Judge Hoyle Sink, of Greens- ,SGtruL • Surry *** charge to the .grand Jury in Wilkes court today, talk- E?d at length about Japan, where he spent some time earlier In life. The Jurist expressed 'he o,'ln- ion tha* the Japanese have con siderable strength militarily and cautioned people against expect- . Ing to defeat Japan In .1 few days. However, he expressed comple'e confidence in an iiltl mate and complete victory for the United States. I Conrt opened a two-weeks ses- Eller, of North Wilkesboro Dr. John R. Bumgarner, who practiced medicine here before he was called into service as a first lieutenant in the reserves about a year ago, is .serving in Sternberg General Hospital at Commons tha' war had been de clared on Japan. Because of dif ferences in time, England beat the United States to the declar ation by about four hours. Last night Costa Rica and Nic- arauga in Central America de- Manila in the Philippines. He 's, dared war on Japan. Today Cu- Edd H. Beshears Friday sub- mi ted his resignation as super- Fort Euger, T. H. November 23, 1941 a charge had been placed against him in federal court, al though he protested that he was Innocent of the charge. He was depositors were told they ^®nld > perjury in federal receive every cent due. They did. j court In connection with teetl- Intendent of the Wilkes county Editor of The Journal-Patriot prison camp. North WilkesDoro, N. G Beshears said he was resigning Dear Sir: ' snoject wnjen is lar more impor- " J to te]ie this Moravian Falls, on Main street opportunity to thank tne editor ^ ^ „ here two weeks ago. Ward has and his'co-workers of this paper. Help Amenca. Par be it from me without prlvl- ' sion today and began work on the islands where I am stationed, a lengthy calendar of mora than I hope you have enjoyed them as 200 criminal cases. | much as I have writing them. i 1’he case of major In'erest is rm.- T . the murder chargh against Jesse r ® Ward. 20, of Roaring River, for subject which is lar more impor- ’ OllU kXiO ws-v? vaiaxiao vr* wxaxtfi ^ » . • for publishing these articles of to give advice, but, in my own mine. I realize of course that they humble way are not written as they should be, - ■ The government, m my opinion, T • lege of bond following the death I can give my opmt- 'The battle between the Monl- y ctwLii. uu^. lu wiiu^wwu wivu twii- are not wmien as tney snouia oe, The stockholders were promised mony In a commissioner’s hearing but I have tried to give you a faint *“f i xne oaiue ueiwowu fhev would get their money back, in Winston-Salem relative to the j idea of what we are doing and to doing a magnificent job of hold- *he Merrlmac was March ) (continued on page four) 'describe to the best of my ability (Continued on page four) la ig«* They did. [9, 1862. a son of Rev. had Mrs. J. L. A. Bumgarner, of Millers Cre."tk. In tbe army and ata'loited at Hawaii are many from Wljkes. including the following whose name? were immediately avail abls today; Luther Saylors and Baxter Davis. Schofield Barracks; Lihu W. Gudger in the air corps at.Wheeler Field; Arnold W’n.g- ler at Port Huger; E. D Wa'- son of Summit, wl'h the U. S. S. Helena at Pearl Harber; Kermit Felts, of Union Grove, at army post in Hawaii. GOAL Vance coun'y has a 1 r e a d y reached the goals set upi in the farm defense program for 1942, with 14 per cent of the farm families still to be seen, reports Assistant.. Farm A^nt J. T. Richardson. , . ha was expected to take the »ame action. Canada has already declared war on Japan, as have Australia and the Du'ch East Indies in tho Pacific. Japanese nationals are being held In custody throughout the United States and In other coun tries which have declared 'War. Steps have been taken to pre vent sabotage of industries, ntll- ities and communications sys tems and in Pacific Coast states air wardens have been ordereA. to 2 4-hour duty. FRUITS Edgecombe county farmers art practicing better orchard mooagef ment so as to produce more ffutt tor the food-for-fre^om . oan^ patgn, reports C. M. Jaek6i^“ aaristant farm agestt,.) - .-i-i . j-9'vV - ■

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