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V0fcrXX3JVrNr~77 . Publiahed Mo^Ws and ThursdaysT ^fifDSTHWH^KESBORO. N. C. THURSDAY, DEC. 18, iMl
Ward Is Acqukted Of
NEED MORE MEN—
For State Guard
Company b City
Men Willing To Train Ask
ed To Get In Touch With
Capt. Ha^ Pearson
Captain Harry Pearson, com
manding officer of the Nor h
Wlllcesboro company of the North
Carolina State Guard, said today
his compuay wants a number of
men to train as reserves.
He explained that men up to
45 years of age may ho used and
that they will not be signed as
regular members except as they
are needed to keep the compa
ny’s strength up to 50 men as
authorized and desired. The men
In the company now total 48.
Reserves will train once each
week. Captain Pearson said.
- ’Those who may be interested
"^are asked to contact Captain
Pearson as early as possible.
He said that duties of the guard
will be within the state and that
the company has already received
orders to stand by.
Full equipment for fifty men
is expec'ed this week, including,
tents, cots and Add equipment. 1
The guard may be used, he I
said, to guard defense pl.ants. I
bridges, public utilities and oth- j
er things which would be mill a- j
ry objectives in ca.se of attack,
and to prevent sabota.ge.
T.M. Kirby Rites
To Be Held Friday
'Thomas Millard Kilby, age 57,
well known citizen of the Mora
vian Falls community, died
Funeral service will be held
taSurday at Aloravian Falls
Bap'lst church and burial w-ill be
in Moravian F^lls cemetery. Rev.
B. V. Bumgarner will be in
charge, assisted by Rev. C. C.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
E'hel Pardue Kirby, three sons
and two daughters: J. A. Kirby,
Augusta, Georgia; Tom Kirby.
Waynesvillo; Mrs. Parks Lowe.
Pores Knob: Mrs. Milas Lowe,
Filipino Fighters Score Victory Over
Japs; British Hard Pressed In Malaya
SCROGGS IS FIRST—
Drive To Raise
$4,000 Red Cross
Fund Begins 1st
Chairman Says Contributions
to War Relief Fund May
Be Mivdc Immediately
UNITED WITH AMERICAN ARMY—
IN WILKES COURT—
Grand Jury Makes
h Report to Court
0. \V. Scroggs, of Roaring
River, was the first person in
Wilkes to donate to the Red
Cross war relief fund. --Utoriiey
J. H. Whicker, chapter chairman
He met Cbairnian Whicker on
the s'reet and told him that he
wanted to dona'e something to the
fund. The amount of his dona
tion was not disclosed.
The chairman said that the real
drive to raise Wilkes county’s
quota of 84,000 will not begin
until Ja: uary 1, but s'ated that
contributions may be mailed or
sent to the chapter treasurer, W.
Blair Gwyn, aTthe Bank of North
Wilk^ro, , .jg>fl„...,fiu>d-te —
raised by thrTTaffofiil HtfffWSfif T|oL1DA¥ RIEST—•
Saiys “Ff«*''iWfknt’* Going tor war relief, will total $50,000,
On In Offices Of^ Some
Justices Of Peace
Report of the grand jury in
Wilkes court as submitted during
the present term by P. E. Fores
ter, foreman, contained several
recommendations of io’erest.
Bills examined include 60
true bills, two not true bills and
four continued for lack of
Jurors visited the county build
ings. including the school plants
at Mt Pleasant, Union, Roaring
RiRver and Ronda. They repor
ted each school with inadequate
buildings and recommended ad^
ditlons for three and a
plant for tTnion school a’ Crick^
yew recommendations w
contained relative to other coun-
The report said a
The Wilkes chapter had just
completed the most successful
roll call in its history, more than
$1,800 having been collected.
A meeting of the chapter was
held on Fiiday night, at w-hich
time the budget of local Red
Cross fumk was adopted. Fifty
cents of each membership in the
roll call went to the national Red
Cross and the remainder of the
total was retained for Red Cross
work in the county.
Sfrs. I,(>ola M. Ityccly, nmn-
ujyer of the Social .Sr'curily of-
Hc« in the Oiu-tcr Iluildiiig on
Xinth .-gi-cct, lia« trsuLs-
fi-iTcd tj> Sjili.sbury', .-umI Hie of
fice heiv will Ihi ojx-ii eiwSi
Monday nine until oiui o'cl(H-k
Wliile here Mi's. B.terly wa.s
vpi-y active in I'ivic and fnUT-
luil aetivitiis and wa.s rtMa-'iitly
ehH't*d presiding oifii-er for
.Mountain Stars Ti-iangle, nes-
feiii X'oKh Carolina organiza
tion of Order of the Kaatem
■Star, of whieh she it, a past
junior matron in North Claroli-
Timor Island to
Get Ahead Japs
Japanese Make Conflicting
Claims; Philipine Situa*
tion In Hand
Filipino jungle fighters were
officially credited with a slashing
victory over Japanese troops in
the 12-day-old ha'tle of Luzon
Ldand today as U. S. fighting
forces in the mid-Paclfic set out
under fresh commanders to
avenge Japan’s treacherous at
tack on Pearl Harbor.
Army, Beet and air chiefs in
Hawaii were changed.
A bulletin from .Manila head
quarters of Lieut-General Doug
las MacArthur said that Filipino
troops clashed with Japanese in
vaders in the Vigan area, 200
miles northwest of Manila, Mon
day and threw them hack many
miles before darkness halted the.
Army headquarters also an-
iioiinced that the entire Philin-
oine army is being inducted into
the United .States army of the
Far East "in order to alamga-
ma'e all defense forces and effect
the maximum cohesion and co
ordination. . . .’■
Imperial Tokyo headquqarters
asserted that Japanese troops op-
ertaing from Aparrl, 250 miles
north of Manila had
Mrs. J. E. Childress
Funeral On Friday
Funeral will be held Friday,
two p. m., at Fairplains commn-
nity church for Mrs. Alma Lee
Cbildrees, age 35, wife of J. B.
Chldress, of North Wilkesboro
route one. She died Wednesday
afternoon at the Baptist honpital
Surviving are her husband and
the following children: Mrs.
In Wilkes Court
Foster and Gettys Get One
Year Each In Penitenti
ary for Several Counts
Jesse Charles Ward was acuslt-
PrlsclllB Jolnee, William, Artie,.I Wilkes county superior
Arlee, Bobby and Phllltp Child
ress, all of North Wilkesboro
To Be Employed
For The District
Wilkes To Raise Its Share of
$15,722 Budget For The
Scout Expansion Work
County Offices In
The Courthouse to
Close For 3 Days
Court Order Allows
tion Thursday, Friday,
Saturday for Offices
IN NEW CHURCH—
Horae Coming At
Little Rock On 21st
tv nropertv Tne rei.u.iv—-- Home enminc f>t newlv rnn
■her extensive investigation „tr,n.ted t.ittle Rock Raptist
made of offices of the justi-1 ,.diirch near Boomer on highway
f the peace and that nothing jj; ^ill be held Sunday. Decem-
° " But the re-; i,er 21. according :o an announce-
definite was found
Sfi" that there is somethm.g
wrong with the way some ot tb
rust^ces of the peace are conduct-
-S aLlrs of their offtces and
a -free racket’ going
LV uniats; and wrongfuBy,
and by taking J^/^^^Vrdismiss-
ea contrary to '--/fe trted’’
ing cases that s the
toU;"next grand jury to
.^aTrore’jnstice of the
or, also. This. never-
oot a “ pot think good
arrest the pov er of trial.
“Tudge Sink commented in^co^^^^
on the rej
of two of his. offices
Roe for acting as
Judge Hoyle Sink for his able
and patriotic address on the first
day of court.
There is always a tie between
IMher 'aad son—and the son ns-
Work on the $S,000 church
building one of the best rural
chiiiTh structures in this part of
the s ate. has been completed.
The building is of brick veneer
construction and contains a large
auditorium and seven Sunday
School rooms. The building is
well equipped thrbughout.
The home coming service Sun
day will begin at ten a. m. and
Rev. Woodrow Brookshire, of
(Continued on Page Eight)
Judge Hoyle Sink in Wilkes su
perior court has signed an order
giving the county officers a three-
day holiday for Chrlstm.as.
The county offices in the court
house will not open on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday. Ibecemlter
2.'). 26, and 27. The public is re
quested to rememtier the an
nounccinent in order that no in
convenience take nlaee.
Til the order signed by Judge
Sink it was poin ed out that the
county officials and pei-Jounel ofj
the offices had earned a hrief
holiday vacation and his order
nennits the offices to close on
Wedne.s'day. December 24, three
p. m,, and not open until nine
o’clock on Monday. December 29,
ing while another
Japanese ^arhead from Legaspl
' 250 miles'Aoutuheast of Manila,
was north in a vast
pincer sJm^ment against, the
The Tokyo hlii command
claimed, furthermore, that the
Philippines' aik} defuses had
Vaca- been virtually MpoCk^ out as a
result of Japanese hombing at
tacks on flying dlelds.
In the Far East, Britain’s
struggle to halt the Japanese
drive toward Singapore took a
darkening turn as British and
Indian troops were acknowledged
‘o have withdrawn below the
southern border of Kedah, ap
parently yielding the 115-mile-
long Malaya Peninsula state to
Richard B. Johnston, who
received liL'> wings in. gradua
tion exercises at OnUg Field,
Selma, Aialiama, on December
11, and was commissiioned as
a .second lieutenant in the U. S.
Army air corps, a son of Mr.
aiui Mrs. A. B. .John-ston, of
this city. He is a graduate of
tlie Itniversily of North Caroli
na and held an executive posi
tion with .American Pnmlture
company before he volunteered
for .Venice. 'The entire class in
whirti he oonudeted his train
ing was highly praised at grad
FIGHT T. B—
Be Bangle Day
to now and during the past ten
yeers, people in Wilkes and Alle
ghany have not been called on to
support the Scou* council budget.
Winston-Salem has paid all coun
cil expense?' and has provided this
county with the privilege of hav
ing Scout troops. Local citizens
now feel that 'hey must help pay
the general administration expen
ses of the council and also pro
vide funds to employ a field exec
When this is done a distric
committee of Boy Scouts of
, America will be organized to
Saturday. Decemiber 20. will gg,.y0 Wilkes and Alleghany
he "Bangle Day’’in Nor’h Wilkes-1 gjjmjjjgg fp|,g local committc*^
boro, when bar pins will be sold i have Herbert Stuckey, of
to raise money in the | Atlanta.' representing the nation-
seal sale drive. council ol Boy Scouts of Amer-
Girls will sell the piins on the direct the development ot
streets here, Mrs, Eoyd Stoat, new organization.
I county chairman, said, and a lib-| prom now on Wilkes boys wil'
eral response on he part of 1^® have the same opportunity for Roy
Cross Pins Will Be Sold By
Girls On Streets Here
All Day Saturday
Local Boy Scout committee af
ter two citizens’ meetings has
announced that Wilkes will par-
‘icipate in the employment of a
field Scout executive.
'The committee, composed of
P. W. Eshelman, chairman, E. G.
Finley, T. E. S"ory and J. B. Car
ter, said the field Scout Executive
will be a well trained and exper
ienced man to manage the Boy
Scont movement in the coun'y.
A finance appeal will be made
to all citizens January 12 to pro
vide Wilkes’ share of the $15,722
budget for the entire Scout coun
cil, which Includes the counties
of Wilkes, Watauga, Ashe. Alle
ghany, Surry, Yadkin and For
syth. Winston-Salem will contin
ue to contribute about $8,000 of
the budget, the committee said.
court early tonight ot tits
dw of Ora Jay Holder oa Mafn
street here on the night of No
vember 22nd. ^
The jury deliberated only a few
hours following the charge by
Judge Hoyle Sink and returned
the verdict of not guilty.
The state had asked a verdict
of first degree murder. TTie trial
began by selection of Jury ’Tueo-
day from regular Jurors and a
special venire of 50 men.
■ Assisting Solicitor Avalon EJ.
Hall in prosecution of the case
was W. H. McElwee. Trlvette and
Holshoueer and Hayes and Kayes
were the defense counsel.
The verdict of acquittal was
acceptance by the jury of the self-
defense plea of the defense.
Although the defense never
showed that Holder possessed any
weapon when he was hit by three
bullets from Ward’s gun while
standing in front of Allen The
atre, there was evidence that
Holder struck Ward in the face
with his hand and apparently
reached for his hip pocket before
Ward jerked his gUn and began
shooting. The law holds that a
man may act in self defense when
he believes his own life is in
Foster and Gettys Case
While the jury was deliberat
ing the Ward case. J. D. Qe’tya,
Jr., and Zane Foster. North Wll-*
kesboro youths, entered pieaa of ^
breaking and entering.
ed In '18 bills for breaking Into
he part of the
fense fores were being I p„hijc jg earnestly desired in or-
zed south of 'he Knan rn^i. on may be reached,
the soutbern border n e a . | sale' are desired be-
after disengaging operations dur-
Scoiit training as boys in neigh
boring coun'ies to the south.
Professor’s Daughter: Circum
stances comnel me In decline a
marital arrangement with a man
of inferior pecuniary resources.
Student Suitor: Er, ah. I don’t
Profeesor’s Daughter: That’s
just what I’m telling you.
General Staff of U. S. A.
ing the night
Timor Island Taken
With Singapore itself admit
tedly in grave danger, ’he Allies
took s eps to block Japan s
spreading thrusts into the South
Pacific, landing troops on
Portuguese island of Timor,
tween Java and Australia
The Netherlands government
in London, announcing the land
ing on Timor, emphasized the
island’s importance as a poten’ial
Japanese submarine base “from
I cause local funds will be used for
the purchase of a fluoroscope and
E. C. Jennings Is
Claimed By Death
Funeral service will be held
Friday, *wo p. m., at Center
church for Elbert Clinton Jen
nings. age 61, citizen of North
Wilkesboro route one who die.1
Tuesday night. Revs. D. M, Dil
lard. S. L. Blevins and A. B.
Haves will conduct the services.
.Jock — An'd how do you like I Surviving are his widow, Mrs
your radio, Mac? Dora Jennings, two daughters
Mac — Mon, it’s grand, but and one son. Mrs. C. T. Huie.
could be made on ’ the wee light’s a bit hard to Mrs. Earl Rhoades and Clay M
X rav tor the county tubercular |
Rep'orts also indica'e that the
sale of seals is progressing well.
The goal for Wilkes this year is
If you would keep your friends
don’t put them to a severe test.
and communica read by.
Gen. George Marshall U shown with members of U» general stall
at the war department in Washington. Left to right. Brig. Gen L- ,T.
Gerow; Brig. Gen. R. A. Wheeler; Brig. Gen. Sherman Bfiles: MaJ,
Gen. Henry H. Arnold; General Marshall (seated); Mg. Gen. W. H.
HabUp; Brig. Gen. H. L. Twaddle; MaJ. Gen. William Brydenr MaJ.
Gen. B. C. Moore of the general staff is not present.
This announcement said Portu
guese authori ies in ’Timor had
objected to the landing but that
“Portuguese s'overeignty remains
Japanese Burn Official Records *
BY BOND SAl-E—
Continues to Grow
First Two Reports Swell
Total To $127.00 With
Many Yet To Be Seen
Receipts of the Christmaa seal
bond sale being conducted by the
North Wilkesboro Junior Cham
her of Commerce today had
climbed to $127.00.
The funds are being raised to
purchase X-ray and fluoroecoplc
equipment for the Wilkes county
tubercular hospital and the ap
peal Is receiving good response
The goal is $460 and it Is bellev
ed that It can he reached If pntilh
(Continued on page eight)
homes and places of business in
North Wilkesboro. Wilkesboro,
and rural communities in Wilkes.
Judge Sink sentenced them to
one year each in the state peni
tentiary, to be a.sslgned to light
W’ard Case Testinion.v
Ward claimed during his tes
timony and a long cross examin
ation that he sho' Holder in self
defense, saying that Holder was
reaching into his hip pocket
when he jerked his gun from un
der his bell and fired.
Earlier state’s wl’ne-ses had
given accounts of the shootiing
which varied little from Ward's
Ranse Staley, who said he was
in bis car near the sidewalk on
Main s'reet where the shooting
occiired about ten o’clock that
night, >aid that Holder struck
hard in the face with his fis* and
that Ward jumped back, pulled
bis gun and fired four shots very
rapidly. Other witnesses gave
The shooting occurred follow
ing repeated quarrels over a gar
age bill settlement. Ward claimed
tha' Holder was to repair his
wrecked car for whatever the in
surance company would pay and
Holder claimed there was no
agreement to that effect. The
amount involved was $27.50.
Jurors selec'ed from the regu
lars and a special venire of 50
were D. H. Holloway, Otto Mil.
ler. J. H. Hayes. Jim Blevins,
T. D. Richardson. W.D. Rumble,
Troy Redding, D. L. Roten, Mar
cus Lyottj, Roby McNeill, Gran
ville Greene. Marcus Redding and
Hayes Scott, the extra juror.
Cub Pack Will
Meet On Monday
23 New Bobcats Will Be Ini
tiated Into Indian Tribe
The first meeting of the newljT
formed Cub Pack will be held
Monday night, December 2 find,
i in the Presbyterian Sunday Bobeol
j building at 7 p. m. At this met
ing 23 new Bobcats will he InB-'
listed into the tribe of Webel^
and naturally^ they will want ^
paren's to see the ceremony.?:
Maubeta ef the Japanese embassy staff are ebewa bomiag oflcial
embassy papers tai the back yard W the Japaadee eaibaasy la Waslifaigtan?
D. 0., to prevmt aeisare aad eewlboattoa by the U. 8.'|seemaieal,
riMrtly After Oe news ot the brnbiar •( the V. S. aaral aai army '
la FmiI libber reaebed Waabtogtea.
This Pack is (being spomioNid
by the Presbyterian, Me^tod^
and Baptist chnrdus ■
Den MoMtbeiWi hhra
Mrs. Robert Glibba aad Mn.