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Legion ^11 .Meet
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i^ONDAY. DEC. «9th, 1941
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kte — S2.00 Otiji: of Statt
EARLY ACnOliif IS ASIUbM^
^ h« \(te
rp and Gn-»|
Iruck driver who
Nan 'Wingler and ATi-.^
Blankennhip, daughter of
FBlankensh.p, -were injured
' ^Blankensh'p told while
*9way to tie hospital thrrl
jed gasoline ‘o kindle a fire.
Wilkes poet of the American
Legion ■will meet Kriday night ‘
seven o’clock, at the showroom
of Yadkin Valley Motor compa
ny on Ninth street. Brery mem-
WhA '■her Is asked to attend.
, \> i_
^ |n The Capitol
Club \ r Here Is Ad-
dress^f PrJnne Minister
Qrl Scouts Made ^
Red Cross Ai^cles
1 : ■
On Wedbeeday, December 17«
Girl Scouts of Troop 7 held (yen
the Bed Cross sewing rooaa and
made p. namber ef artlMee^f
the Red Cross.
A box of toys were also made op
by the troop and turned over to
the cKy welfare department for
distribution to needy families at
. Init WinstJ
it to be kerosene. Pro-jiMid's Primei
Ho On Friday
-d a l ar^
a can of ga.soline had
aced near where r?he kept
e and she got hold of the
IBIankenship ran from the
land crossed 'he street.
Cothren, who was
most all over, was I Pon. The
;1 to the hosptial. I the addree,
^nijhip died at five p. “*1 12:30 w>
and Cothren died senate and ;he house of repre-
Thursday night. sentatives joint session in
|ler suffered burns on j Washing'on. ,
ds and legs and is Hi.s address was received with
enthiir-ia.sm b,y the club. He
pointed out in tjjs dynamic speech
w-a.s hrp» (least throughout
thaf^t may take un-
ilio North W
Club Frid.iy at!
charse of tlio
met for it
idn’t know about
nister, addressed ,
esboro Kiwanis 1
ooper was in I
ogram and he j
on the .s age at
where the club
was tuned in on
'he British ruler
he addres.sed the
-“■Sx, ,, ' 1
Above you see a "mosquito boat” of the U. S. navy zipping across the bows of a freighter in New York
harbor during a test run. Officially designated as “P-T” boats, these little craft Cairy torpedo tubes and ma
chine guns in turrets and have terrific speed. Inset: Slipping into the waters of Los Angeles harbor is the
10,0#0-ton John Paul Jones, its name reminiscent of an earlier American ship. The cost was $1,650,000.
condition. Misis B'i.in
was la.'s seriously injiir-
was released from the
after the burns on her
nds and arms were ‘reated. j til 1943 for th»'anies to win the
Firemen put out the flames, I war. He said thu w-ar produc
tion is very hlgjfi^ji England and
throughouj^^'flie British Empire
now is gaining daily in the
States. —• -..
ridiculed Japan for "enter-
J. N. Shockey
Taken By Death
J. N. Shockey, age 7.S, who for
many years he'd an executive po- j
sition with the International Shoe ,
company plant here, died this af
ternoon. lie had been in ill health
for several months.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Ella Turner Shockey, and one
daughter. Miss Maiy Shockey.
Funeral arrangements had not
been made late today.
Tire Rationing Boards
Are Named For Wilkes
I Members to form two tire
rationing boards for Wilkes
county have been recommended
to Governor J. M. Broughton for
appointment, it was learned 'o
day from W. ft. McElwee, chair
man of the Civilian Defense
council for Wilkes.
The regulations provide that
purchase certificates for new
tires may not be issued unless an
pplicant certifies that the tires or ships will begin on Friday, Jan-
COUNTY AND CITY—
Tax Listing Will
Begin January 1st;
Ask Early Listing
All Persons Urged To See
Posted Notices For Ap
Tax listing time for Wilkes
county will arrilve this week an
list takers in !he various town
ships begin their task, C. G.
Poindexter, county tax supervi
sor and accountan', said today.
Tax listing, city and county,
will begin for North Wilkesboro
town and township at the city
hall on Thursday, January 1,
while many of the rural town-
tubes sought “will be mounted” on:
1. Vebicl'.;3 used ty phvsiciaus.
snrgeoi B, visiting nurses, or vet-
/hich spread rapidly in the build
ftig after the explosion.
,vjrune;-al service was held for
ir.f the war against the United
States and predicted ultimate
and complete defeat for the land
of the rising sun. The speaker
vas Introduced In Washington
As Japs Build
With the U. S. Forces on the
Southeastern Front, Dec. 29.—
The famous Philippines scouts and
'V vice President Henry A. Wal-, United States army regulars to-
ijcg ! night blasted back Japanese forces
Guests at the Kiwanis meet-1 attempting to break into Batangas
ng were as follows: Capt. E. P.,province from Tayabas province
kobinson with f. H. Rector; S. j about 50 airline miles southeast of
Mitchell with J. R. Finley; : Manila,
lames Robertson of Valdese. with I Manila—United States and Phil-
A. Caahlon; Ward Eshelman, ippines forces, facing constantly
Ir., with his father; Jack Quinn increasing Japanese invasion ar-
1 For tire rationing the county | efinarlans, principally for profes-
j will be divided in'o two sections j sional services,
identical with the division for! 2. Ambulances.
selec ive service.
For district number one those
recommended Ato. C. H. Cowles,
codr*; lrfJc1^M6ore';'"‘a fari&eFS
and C. B. Eller, county superin
tendent of schools.
For district ^flumber two those
recommended are J.
ith A. F. Kilby.
N THIS COUNTY—
First 1942 Baby
Several Firms To Give Gifts
To First White Baby In
County In 1942
j mies, held lines on rivers north
[and south of Manila today, await-
ja manufac'urer and now prr,d-
dient of the Kiwanis club; C. P.
Walter, .former superintendent
i of international Shoe company
^ plant here; W. W. Harris, Roar
ing River merehan*..
Mr. McElwee said It was ex
pected that the men would re
ceive their official appointmen's.
The civilian defense chairman
ur.ged all persons to conserve
ing fresh enemy attacks in a drive j tires in every way possible,,
on the capital. 1 refrain from unneco^sary use
Property must be listed as' of
January 1, 1942, and all persons
of poll *'ax age must list for pay
ment of poll taxes, county and
city if they live in town.
Early listing is urged in order
that the task may be completed
on schedule and early listing will
forcement.-of. specific laws nff^W for..tho’ej^f),
7ng''^Pitflft'health‘and safety, “gw- wish to avoid thie rush during
3. Vehicles used “exculslvely”
for fire fighting services, neces
sary public police services, en-
bage removal or other sanitation
service, or mail delivery.
4. Vehicles with a capacity of
ten or more passengers operated
“exclusively” to carry passen
gers as part of “services render
ed to the public by a regular
transportation system,” as school
busses, or to carry employes to
and from any industrial or min
ing establishment or construe
tlon project “except when public
buses are already available.’
B. Trucks used "exclusively”
tor ice and fuel delivery, trans
portation of materials for con-
Optimistic newspaper reports of ^"‘““obiles, to drive at
of I struction and maintenance of
moder- public road* public atlli'ies or
. u .u r. 'a'e rates and to do everything production facilities, defense
Victories on both northern and , ' u i ^ »na * un v
southern fronts were not borne possible to make their present | housing, and military establish-
out either in communiques by the , tires last as long as possible be
Philippines command or by^ dis-^c^use chances of the average mo-^
patches from United Press corres-j Iforist ge'tlng a new^t!>»» .before
pondents on both fronts. Uho end of the war
A communique of the command^j The following ol
(Continued on Page Sight)
aj ^ r 1 JIIIU lAVw- —
|:v chnrdi with be confirmed
cha^' • • • —
Nine business firms in North
Wilkesboro w^ill give gifts to the
first ■white baby bom in Wilkes
county in 1942.
The Journal-Patriot has an-
' nounced the awards and the rules
Cotren. will govern who gets the
tbrnr of gjfts. Briefly, the rules are:
Vaifbn jjjother and father must be white
'residents of Wilkes county; birth
.•was held 3at-. certificate will be proof of birth
■ i'flJFee /)’(|ock. | j kour, minute and date of birth
■ '• " by attending
physician: written confirmation
must be notorized; entries must be
turned in at The Journal-Patriot
office by six p. m. on Saturday.
January 3. f
Xhe list of firm’s participating
and their gifts are as follows:
Tomlinson’s Department Store, a
I beautiful sweater: G-P Store, as
sortment of CJlapp’s baby foods;
Emily’s Beauty Salon,, shampoo,
get, facial and manicure to moth
er; Bhodes-Day Furniture Com
pany. baby jumper swing; Carl W.
Steele, solid gold ring; Bare’s Fair
atore> blanket; Good'will Store
blanket; Brame’s Drug Store, Men
nen's Baby Gift Set, Duke Power
company, electrical appliance val
ue $2.95 to first baby bom in
' Power com
trucks used by essential
plumbing, hea'ing, and
ire very flllm. and scrap dealeni; by any com-
Icial informa-1 mon carriers; and for transport-
tlon was released j&om Washing-' (Continued on Page Eight)
nntows An KBUOBfUf m favor trb etmrun mj cRrnasH arc suocesnoiv conaainn n snmci
Class OF Sbrvks
Thif It • filknic
Tclcznin M Cible.
erem unlcM Its tU-
fcrrfcd chariccer is iiv*
4icatcd by a suitaMe
sign above or preced'
log the addieaa.
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fD WUX ALEXANDRIA VIR DEC 28 1941
J. H. WHITER, CHAIRMAN WILKES COUNTY CHAPTER ARC.
BING OF PEARL HARBOR, HONOLULU, MANILA, THE
OF THE PHILIPfflNES, SUBMARINE.ATTACKS IN THE
AND PACIFIC HAVE DRAMATICALLY BROUGHT
Po US THE CRUE2L,TIES OF THIS WAR. WHEUffiVER OUR
SOLDIEIRS, SAILORS AND AIRMEN ABE SO VALIANTLY
IDING OUR SOIL THERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND THE RED
FLAG UNFURLED ALONGSIDE THE STARS AND STRIPES.
CROSS MEN ARE ON EVERY FRONT. FUNDS ARB URGBNT-
liY NEEDED TO KEEP INTACT THESE FRONT LINES OF MERCY.
"THE ENEMY RESPECTS NEITHER HOLIDAYS NOR WE^KEITOS.
THE RED CROSS WAR FUND SHOULD DE PUSHED TO FAJHD
OVER SUBSCRIPTION. GIVE ALL THE PEOPLE AI^PPORTUOT-
TY TO PARTICIPATE. THE CROSS IS A PEOPIES PARTNER
SHIP IN TIME OP NEED. IT IS PATItlO'nSM IN ACTION TO GIVE
TO THE RED CROSS. MISERIES OP WAR CANNOT BE MEASUR
ED BY QUOTAS AND MATHEMATICAI#^ABDSTICKS ITOR PE^
SONAL CONVENIENCES. > the ^E ^EWC^
/PEOPLE AND OUR MGRTING MEN I^BCT MWH OFGS. AN
)avALANCHE of GIVKJG now WILIiSELP the red CROSS TO
DELIVER THE GOODS, r , -
. NbRMAN H. DAVBr-CH^iEAJAN *,.. 81 2A
Modi Work SI
h War FiBui Drisa
AU Who Worked In Roto
Call Asked To Canvaaa
the la'ter days of the tax listing
' Persons required to list are
asked to watch for posted notic
es of appoin'ments of tax listen?
at various points in th(B respec
tive townships. Appointments
have been made to be In reach
of every person and all are asked
to list at the earlie-t convenient
E. M. Blackburn is county lis'
taker for North Wilkeeboro town
ship and W. P. Kelly is city
list laker. They will work Joint-] Valley^Motor
ly at the city hall, which will be
convenient to those who list taxes
In that they will not have to
make two trips.
All Red Cross 'workers 'wlk*
served in any capacity dorlng
the recent roll call are urged t*
work In their respective commo-
nities to aelp in raiding tha
county’s quota of $4,000 for th*
Red Cross War Relief fund, A.
F. Kilby, chairman of the War
Relief Fund drive for th*
■V^ilkea chapter, said today.
He said much' progress has
been made in the drive bnt much
work yet remains to be done and.
he urged that every worker set
aside a day or wha'ever period
is necesi;ary to canvass the homes
and business places of their re
spective sections of the county
and complete the work as early
He said that with early find
concerted action on the part of
'he workers that the drive can
he rapidly and successfully com
In making this appeal, be
thanked all the many people who
have contributed to the fund so
far, saying response had been
excellen' and that many had giv
en liberally. He stressed the im
portance of every pemon having
an opportunity tp contribute and
■ have a part in this patriotic drive
to aid the armed forces who are
fighting ruthless enemies of ■
America and our allies.
Mr. Kilhy said today that ei-
tributed to date could no be made
until all reports are gathered,
but he did say that splendid,
progresii had been made and that
the quota can be reached with
contributions from many in the
county who have not been con
He urged that those who are
not visited by workers send
or mail a centritution to W.
Blair Gwyn, chap'er treasurer,
at the Bank of North WtlkaP'
boro, or to A. P. Kilby, war re
lief fund chairman, at Yadkin
AT ARBOR GROVE—
Air Crash Victim
Funeral on Sunday
Body of Carl Willard Pierce,
Navy Flier, Found Near
I Halifax, N. S.
Air Raid Reprisals
Funeral service was held Sun
day afternoon at the Arbor Grove
Methodist church near Millers
Creek for Carl Willard Pierce,
23, Wilkes’ first casualty In 'he
armed forces since the outbreak
of the war.
Pierce, a machinist-pilot in
■he U., 9. Navy, was killed In a
plane cra-sh near Nova Scotia on
December 7. HI? body was found
a week later near Halifax, N.C.,
and 'was sent home for burial.
T'hree others were killed and one
was Injured In the crash but few
details were learned here.
He enlls'ed In the navy at the
age of 17 and had advanced
He was a son of the late Ran
som Pierce and Mrs. Bertha
Pierce, of ^Wlkesboro route one.
Surviving are his mother and
several brothers and sisters.
A memorial service for Pierce
and the others killed In the
crash' was held at Quonset Point,
Rhode Island, on December 27.
Manila.—Japanese air squadroaa
lost a number of planes in a two-
hour bombing attack on the for
tress of Corregidor, guardion of
Manila Bay, today but avoided any
new daylight attacks on the unde
fended city of Manila.
Demands for retaliatory bomb
ing of Japanese cities swept tha
capital’s population tonjght after
the first bombless day since
The Japanese apparently were
concentrating their air attack on
the fortress—known as the Gibral
tar of the Philippines—that lies
about 30 miles from Manila in the.
center of the wide entrance to the
I bay. (There was no indication as
I to whether the attack was prepar-
'atory to an attempted invasion by
sea of the Manila area.)
“Corregidor was raided by Jap
anese planes today for two houra,**
the communique issued by United
States headquarters said. "A num
ber of Japanese planes were shot
down. There is no material change
on any part of the two fronU( on
Stricken On Sunday
Funeral service wac held today
at Charl'y church for Leonard
Sprinkle, age 52, 'wbo died sud
denly Sunday at his home near
Benham. Rev. Grant Cothren
conducted the service.
He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Oma Sprinkle, and threa
ILk^ORO BAPTIST chllciren. . t
.| Coroner I. M. HS-jen, who In-
AH are invited lo a watch n^ht yestlga'^ the. death, said that
service Wednesday nighL beginn- Sprinkle h^ heen'^ in declining .
ing at tO:S0, at Wilkeslmro he^th. for some time. ' He waa
church.^f,. 4 tjlstrlcl^'while seated in a ehair
First will be a review of tihe at home Sunday morning. DenUt
work'of the.j^t year, followed by waa atfithuted to n hehtt attnefc^
a’social tianjr when refreshineirfsi ^
brief aeiVic^l 4 )S«ml, Jr,., uiil
WATCH NIGHT SERVICE
oat Bill Bulbs 4«ikre tarinw»i -i4tot0l»
I ^ ..to Whi8ton4Ulem todi^r^