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^®®*^*y* Thursday* at
North Wilkesboro, N. C.
D. J. CARTER and JULIUS C. HUBBARD
,^e Year |1.60
Six Months .76
Four Months 60
Out of the State $2.00 per Year
Entered at the post office at North Wilkea-
boro, N. C., as second class matter under Act
9f March 4, 1879.
MONDAY, DEC. 8th, 1941
Do Business Here
It has been our pleasure to visit many
Df the stores in North Wilkesboro during
^heir preparations to care for holiday
And we have found that North Wilkes-
t)oro stores are exceptionally well stocked
|;o take care of the record volume of holi-
lay business. The stocks are varied, of
fering wide variety of selections in every
lepartment and price class.
In view of these facts, it seems inexcusa-
Jle that any of our own residents would go
long distance from North' Wilkesboro for
Prices here are certainly no higher, and
tn many instances lower, than in larger
pities. For holiday shopping, we gladly
recommend North Wilkesboro stores.
Farmers Should Attend
We take this means to kindly request
the farmers of Wilkes and others interest-
3d to attend the dairy meetings which
/ere announced in this newspaper Thurs-
F. R. Farnham, one of the best known
luthorities on dairy problems, will be pres-
int and discuss breeding, feeding and
lanagement of dairy cattle.
With the dairy industry expanding be-
luse of the coming of Coble Dairy Pro-
lucts plant to Wilkesboro, farmers will
id it worthwhile to learn *all they can
kbout dairying and about the best methods
>f cattle raising.
Seals — Fluoroscope
Sale of Christmas Seals this year should
lount higher than ever before in Wilkes
[because the movement has a very definite
and worthwhile objective.
Wilkes county tubercular hospital is in
need of a fluroscope, by which physicians
'^could make more accurate diagnosis of ac
tive cases and suspects.
The addition of a fluoroscope will help
[^greatly in treatment and control of tuber
culosis in Wilkes county.
With this definite goal as the objective.
^ Wilkes people should respond liberally by
)uying large quantities of seals this sea-
If you have not received a supply, call
>r write Mrs. Boyd Stout, North Wilkes-
)oro, chairman of the seal sale campaign
How Boy Benefits
The American country boy—that stal
wart fellow from the farms and the towns
land smaller cities—has contributed not
lonly his brawn to Uncle Sam’s armies, but
lexemplifies patriotism, initiative, and in-
Itelligent discipline as well.
Such is the gist of authoritative commen-
Itary on the rank and file of the army in
levery instance where citizen soldiers have
Ibeen called to the nation’s defense. Today
Ithe parents of the young men lately called
linte service are asking what the army in
Iturn does for the country boy. Here is the
“He gains a broader experience in ad
venture, friendship, and learning which
only service in a common cause can
The quotation is from an overseas vet
eran of the World War who served in a
hard hitting outfit composed largely of
youths classed generally as country boys.
Amplifying his statement, he stressed the
/oung soldier’s experience in adventure,
friendship, and learning.
Boyhood adventures in rambles with his
dog, a plunge in the “old swimmin hole”
t«nd explorations in the woods pave .the
Eway for his new duties in camp an(^ in the
ield. Our Army affords new scenes and
more heartening adventures. He gains
b4lnmg phiitf 'good health, and a
clean mind. He comes home equipped for
his life work with renewed energy and a
brighter outlook upon the world.
In friendship he broadens his horizon,
meets thousands of young men from all
parts of the Union, and forms enduring
comradeships. Knowing his fellow Ameri
cans better he is himself a better America
The average country boy enters the Ar
my with an inquiring mind and a fund of
practical experience, declares the veteran
of 1918. He is a good student. He has
learned to work with his hands as well as
his brains. He is quick to grasp the excep
tional opportunities which modern military
When he returns to the farm he finds
that his skill in handling a “jeep,” a truck,
or a tank for Uncle Sam has fitted him ex
pertly to care for agricultural machinery.
He has learned the economy of transpor
tation. He has been observing of the prac
tice of farmers m other sections of the
country. He sees where improvements
may be made. He knows more of conser
Active service in our Armv has been
Chicago.—“Your chance of be
ing involved in a pedestrian acci
dent doubles during th^ last quar
ter of the year,” James S. Kem
per, president of the Lumbermen’s
Mutual Casualty. Company, stated
today, following an analysis of the
pedestrian accidents which appear
in the company’s file.
A paramount warning is sounded
for all thinking motorists, Mr.
Kemper continued, when it is con
sidered that during the twilight
hours between 1 and 7 p. m., more
than twice as many accidents oc
curred during the last three months
of the year as are experienced
during the same hours in the pre
ceding three months. This sug
gests very definitely the need for
caution just before street lights are
turned on, at a time when it is
bard for the motorists to clearly
distinguish pedestrians in the
Commenting on the greater pos
sibility of being involved in an ac-
America's greatest training scheoi for the "I'",,;"';,,* rS?" .r!“Sr‘|
professions, in science, and in business. In gemper urged each motorist to
every period in the nation’s history the give more thought to the safety of
leaders in civil life have been largely those ^M-^rmn.^ Avadabk sutj««
who in their youth answered their coun-1 j^gj.gggg(j more than 10 per cent
try’s call to defense, and first of these hasi during the last three months of
been the country boy.—War Department
NEW BOOST FOR DAIRYING
The Carnation milk plant at Statesville
and Galax have given the dairying indus
try a big impetus in Northwestern North
This industry now receives further en
couragement in the announcement that the
Coble Dairy Products Company, of Lex
ington, has completed final plans for the
opening of a large milk products plant in
This plant will expand the marketing
facilities and opportunities of dairy farm
ers in the Northwestern section, and should
result in still wider development in the
dairying branch of farming within the
As previously suggested, one big handi
cap to full-scope developments of dairying
in this section which is so well adapted
naturaJly to livestock raising and dairj'
farming ha.s been the lack of adequate
markets to take care of the products.
But the continued rapid growth of Pied
mont and Northwestern North Carolina
towns, and the establishment of modern
dairy processing plants in Winston-Salem,
North Wilkesboro and other cities and
towns, and the location of condensery
plants in the area have materially altered
marketing conditions within the past few
years. Now opportunity beckons to the
dairy farmer of this area as it has never
beckoned before, and alert, progressive
ruralites will not allow it to gesture in
1940 as compared to the three
months immediately precedir-g. j
Urging the motorist to assume
an additional responsibility in an
effort to reduce pedestrian acci
dents, Mr. Kemper pointed out that
the pedestrians’ reluctance to ac
cept this responsibility made this
recommendation necessary. With
the pedestrian thinking that the
motorist can see him because he
ered more than 2,000 serious pedes
trian takes dangerous chances in
traffic. This situation, coupled |
with the fact that many times
street lights are not turned on asi
soon as they are needed, places the
motorist “on the spot.” j
The Lumbermen’s analysis cov
ered more than 2.000 serious pedes
trian cases reported during a re
cent period. For October, Novem- •
ber and December, 29 per cent of
these injuries occurred during the
hours from 1 to 7 p. m., compared
to only 15 per cent for the same
hours during July, August and
September. Between 1 and 10 p.
m., 49 per cent of the serious ac
cidents occurred in the last three
months of the year compared to
31 per cent during the same hpur$
in the previous three months.
One of the principal contributing
factors to this lar^ increase is
the earlier coming of darkness im
posed upon a peak traffic load.
Mr. Kemper stated that a sub
stantial saving in life and property
would result if drivers would adopt
the following precautions during
the early evening hours:
1. Reduce speed.
2. Drive within the range of
3. Refrain from using blinding
headlights when approaching cars
from other directions.
4. Abstain from driving after
“The startling increase in street
and highway fatalities during the
past year,” concluded Mr. Kemper,
“places upon each of us an added
responsibility to prevent loss of
life and property particularly dur
ing this period of terrific costs in
cidental to our defense program.”
CONFESSION OF ERROR
Somehow we think we would be inclin
ed to trust Gen. Archibald P. Wavell. Not
because he won the most spectacular vic
tory yet achieved by allied forces in chas
ing the Italians out of Libya, and certainly
not because he then permitted the Ger
mans to chase his own victorious army out
of the same area. Simply because of a
statement the general made the other day
frankly confessing that the latter disastei-
was his fault. “The enemy attacked at
least a month before I had expected it pos
sible,” said the general.
When a man in that position can frank
ly and publicly admit his mistakes, it look
to us like a sign of confidence and strength.
Nothing breeds confidence in a leader like
occasional frank admission of error and
assumption of responsibility for failure.
A new tomato bread higher in
vitamin content than ordinary
bread and made by adding canned
tomatoes, or tomato juice to the
dough, has been developed by the
An increase of 82 per cent over
the previous year in electricity
delivered to consumers is shown
in a report of REA-flnanced pow
er systems for the fiscal year end
ing June 30.
Eight Governors and delegates from
twenty eight states met in Chicago, to urge
Theodore Roosevelt to accept nomination
for third term as President.
Having qualified as administra
tor of the estate of G. A. Eller,
late of vWilkes county, N. C., this
is to notify all persons having
claims against said estate to pre
sent them to the undersigrned,
whose address is Pores Knob, N.
C.. duly verified, on or before the
?th day of November. 1942, or
this notice will be plead in bar of
their right to recover. All persons
iiidebted to said estate will please
make immediate settlement.
This 8th day of November, 1941.
E. M. ELLER,
-Administrator of the estate of
C. A. Eller, dec’d. 12-15-6tpm
The first “Stop, Look and Listen” sign
for a railroad crossing was drawn in 1884
by Thomas Gray, an employee in the
Southern Pacific shops at San Francisco.
Mrs. John Tyler was the first widow of a
President to receive an annuity from the
government. She got $6000 yearly, which
has become the traditional pension grant
by Congress. The only gratuity Martha
Washington received was the free mailing
North Wilkesboro, N. C
that will surely please! And save you money!
Women love these smart gay Christmas
dresses in dark or light colors . . . big
selection of sizes and styles . . . Dress
up now in a gay new dress ... at these
popular prices you can’t find better
buys . . .
$1.98 $2.98 $3.98
Every Home Need*
Sturdy made Oxfords and Dress
Shoes—in black or brown . . . com
fort fit ... long wearing values
that you’ll love to step out this
Christmas in . . .
'Turkish Towels in plain and fancy
colors ... of fine qus^lity . . . values
that you’ll want to take home a sup
ply for yourself and gifts . . .
lOc to 35c
Plain colors and novelty plaids in woolen
skirts, flared and pleated styles . . . See
these now at—
Youthful or matron styles of felt in sport or
dress types, big values at—
Sport jackets of soft fine narrow wale cordu
roy, r^, green, brown, etc., in lovely sport
styles . . . Were $8.98, now yours for only—
Boys’ Corduroy Overalls—'Navy, Wine, Green,
Brown—Sizes 3 to 8 . . .
Warm all wool style in black, navy or ma
roon, a warm gift idea sure to please—
NEW WASH FROCKS
A practical gift thought, smart styles fine
tubfast cottons. And Spainhour values for
The best quality, the smartest styles, 36 in
ches wide, tubfast colors. Patterns for women
and children, yard—
LADIES’ OUTING GOWNS
CoM winter nights these will be warm, lovely
and practical. Larg^e selection plain or fig
Boys’ Wash Suits
Adorable styles of fine percale
prints that daughters 2 to 14 will
love . . . tubfast colors mothers
like . . .
Cunning styles for boys in one
and two piece styles . . . plain
and fancy . . . tubfast colors
. . . qualities you’ll want to se
lect several of . . .
48c fo 79c
49c to 79c
Gifts for the home keep on giving!
Chenille Bed Spreads
Double bed size chenille spreads in
adorable colors to flatter any bed
room . . . dark or light grounds.
Beautiful close worked designs.
Bates Bed Spreads
Those famous woven Jacquard Cotton
Bedspreads in decorator styled pat
terns and colors . . . they wear and
wear and say ‘‘Merry Christmas” for
years . . .
Warm cozy first quality Chatham
Blankets in newest colors . . . part
wools and all wools . . . give their
home one for Christmas . . .
$4.95 „ $9.95