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Allied Headquarters, Algiers.—
American air aqaadrons, gtriklng
d^jSeaTT blow at Oenaan serial
toreet whieb have been pourdlng
the AlUee* Rome beachbead, raid
ed enemy air bases in N'orthem
ttalx yeeterday emd shot down 36
fa»mf fl^tere In spectacular bat
tles at halfbts ranging from 500
to ye,009 feet.
- Tbe beachkaad forces were
steadily deepeotaf kbelr penetra
tion of the Lattam coastal plain
and hare captured four inland
and 600 prisoners while the
:i*h have virtually surround
Oassino on the lower Italian
London, Monday.—Qener®! Le
onid A; Govorov’s Leningrad ar-
y racing toward the SO-mile-
wlda Narva Gap between the Gull
f Finland and Lake Peipus swept
p 50 more localities yesterday,
capturing the rail junction of
Veinuon, only 17 miles from the
Estonian border,Moscow announc
ed early today.
Farm Meetings To
Sign A.A.A. Forms
A r e Announced
Farm meetings will be held In
all communities of Wilkes county
this year to secure information
from individual farmers concern
ing their farm production and war
crop goals for 1944.
S. L. Turner, executive officer
of the Triple A, said that the
meeting plan is being used Instead
of the farm to farm oanvass form-
eFly used to sign up farmers on
farmers who state their produc
tion goals will be used as a basis
for Triple A activities and will al
so be used by the County War
board in determining deferments
for agricultural workers.
The farm meetings will be held
throughout the first week in Feb
ruary and all farmers who intend
to participate In the AAA pro
gram, either to receive cash pay
ment for practices carried out or
conservation materials, must sign
a farm plan at one of the meet
ings. At the same time they may
make application for lime and
The complete schedule of the
farm meetings follows:
Antioch Township—Tom Math-
'ia’ service station, February 1 and
2d, Thomas B. Inscore.
Beaver Creek Township—Bea
ver Creek service station, Febru
ary 1, L. F. Walsh; W. G. Walsh’s
store, February 2, L. F. Walsh.
Boomer Township—^Tom Greer’s
store, February 1, Ralph Swen
son; Cub Walsh’tP store, Febru-
ard 2, Ralph Swanson.
Brushy Mountain Towwnshlp—
M. L. Hendren’s store, February
8, Junior Costner; Paul Baity’s
store, February 4, Junior Costner.
Edwards Township — White
Plains Mill, February 1, J. Q. Bur-
cham end J. B. Edwards; Shep
herd’s Cross Roads, February 2,
J. Q. Bnrcbam stud J. B. Edwards;
school, February 3, W. F.
nyfimm and R. C. Harris; Pleas-
>fat Hin school, February 4, W. P.
QUUam end R. C. Harris; Pleas
ant Ridge school, I’eb 'uary 7 and
8, Fred W. Norman’ Honda Cash
lirdware. February 14, Irvin
Kmr; J. K. Tharp’s MUl, Pebrn-
ary 15, Irvin Key.
Elk Township—Delia’s store,
February 1, W. 0. Barnett; Ad-
Shop, February 1, E. L.
1; M. C. Minton’s store, Febru
ary 2, R. L. Hall.
Jobs Cabin Township — L- E.
Woodlo’B store, Febmary 3, A. M.
McGee; C. C. Crane’s store, Peb-
mary 4, A. M., McGee.
Lewis Fork Township — B. C.
Ftoster's store, February 1, A. M.
MeOee; Mrs. A. J. Euler’s store,
Febmary 2, A. M. McGee.
Lovelace Township—B. P. In-
score’s store, February 1, D. W.
Momrlan' Falls TownsMp —•
Moravian FaUs Community House.
Febmary 1. W. R. Hntohard;
Porea Knob post office, Febmary
8, W. R. Hubbard.
Mulberry Township——Wm. Wat-
soa’a reeldenoe, Fehmary l.^Wm.
WatKm and XST-. Myers; R tt
HMToid's stbro, Febmarr
Ifmra: A. R. Myers’ ^re, Febm-
gtfiw, Fshmaxy-A, A^-R.
In co-ordinated air strikes 1,-
400 miles apart, American bomb
ers showed their dominance of
the Pacific skies with another
one-sided victory over Rabanl and
in a aeries of pre-invasion blows
on ^he mid-Paciflc Marshall Is
Thirty to 42 fighters were shot
out of the'New Britain skies from
a defending force of 70, the
Souhwest Pacific communique re
ported today. Another 20 prob
ably were demolished on the
ground. This brought to more
than 500 the number of Japanese
planes definitely or probably de
stroyed this month in the aerial
battle to eliminate Rabaul as the
keystone of Japan’s southern de
Tokyo radio, which the day
before had said no hope could be
held for Rabaul, yesterday refer
red to the "Invincibility of Jap
anese defense’’ of the cmmbllng
fortress. It claimed more Ameri
can planes were shot down in a
single raid than the 71 that have
been accounted by the Americans
lost in all of January.
60 DAYS HELL OR
' ary :
Pfc. Karl Kite, a member of 0.
S. Marine forces which invaded
Bougainville island, writes the
following interesting letter to his
brother, Mr. Bob Kite, manager of
Rose’s Store here;
Dec. 31, 1943
lfom lfiot*'T«0tSSftl wbtiM''"WriM».yOu tend
let yon know that the war clouds
or should I say battle clouds are
over for me for awhile.
After seeing by picture In the
paper you should know where I
was or anyhow whore I was head
ed. In case you never tried to fig
ure out where I was, how would
you like to know Yep, It was
Bougainville and boy, what a
place! Would you like to hear of
some of my experiences while I
was there. Well, I’ll start from
the very first day we hit there.
I cannot mention any dates or
the day on which we hit, so I’ll
start from my last night aboard
the transport. We were all In
structed what our job was end our
destination. It was Empire Au
gusta Bay, Bougainville. 'This was
supposed to be one of the Jap’s
strongest positions in the South
Pacific. Believe me, it was too.
The night before we hit we wero
all gathered In the top side of the
ship. We sang songs until 12
o’clock and talked over old times.
Let me tell you right here that
these fellows w^ere the coolest
bunch of rugged men I’ve ever
seen In all my life. ’There was
not a fear or doubt in anyone's
heart for what was’ ahead the
next morning. The strength of the
Japs was under estimated on the
beach, this making tbe going
much tougher than we had ex
pected. 'The warships started
shelling the beach at break of
dawn. Tien the first wave went
over the side and headed for the
beach. From the ship wo oonld
see machine gun fire covering sJl
the landing boats that were fixing
to hit the beach. Well, thing;8
were beginning to get sorta warm
by then. Then the second and
third wave started In. My being
in heavier weapons, I was in the
fifth wave. 'Then the fourth and
fifth waves were started over the
side and before we conld get over
the side we had to go back up the
landing nets, for about that time
the sky all around was speckled
with Jap dive bombers and Zeros.
They starting diving for our ships.
Thank the Lord, our antiralroraft
gunners aboard ship, with the
help of our own air force, saved
the day. Once I saw a Jap dive
bomber go for one of our destroy
ers and be almobt got her for he
dropped 'bombs within 20 or 30
feet of her. But as the Ji« bomb:
er pulled out of its dire, its tail
wag a blazing ball of fire. Tes,
that was some crew aboard that
destroyer. They stuck right ■with
that Nip and sent him to the rest
of his ,ancestors. In the. meu-
tlaa tliece weiis dog ' tU^ts jdl
oT«r skT ud the Nip planes
ware falling right and left. It
goitoo bA to t|i«n and what few
mei left fried to makn’a ntnuto
Vtnrt Lleot. Owyn Lee Par
sons, son of Mrs. A. F. Farsona,
of Wilkesboro, to now atattoaed
in California in the quarter
master corps. He entered the
army Jane l*i 1®42, and grad-
nated from offlorars candidate
school at Port Warren, Wymn-
Ing- While on leave recently he
visited his mother and listers,
Mrs. B. B. Bnrteeml, of Wilkea-
boro, and Mrs. Hhrl Church, of
Maple Springs. He also visited
bis wife, who to maJdng her
bom'o at Landis.
Carl Kiiby Killed
When Hit By Car
Near Here Sunday
Was Walking on Highway
When Hit By Car Driven
By Arlie Hayes Sunday
Oarl Kilby, a reeldent of near
this city, died this morning, one
o’clock, of injuries received when
he was hit by a car on highway
The accident occurred at 8:45
Sunday night on Cotton Hill Hill
just west of this city when Kilby
was struck by a car drlven'by Ar
lie Q. Hayes, of Millers Creek.
Btate ^hway Patrol Sergeant
A. H. t!la«k las»eBtlg8*ed'the aOeb
dent. According to reports re
ceived by him, Hayes, accompani
ed by his wife and small child,
were traveling west on the high
way and were meeting two cars.
Kilby was walking on the pave
ment and was dressed in dark
clothing. Hayes did not see Kil
by until the car struck him. Kil
by-was knocked Into the air end
landed against the windshield of
the car. One leg was broken and
his skull was fractured.
Sgt. Clark said there was no
evidence of speeding or feckless
Kilby, ige 34, was a son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Kilby, who live a
short distance west of this city.
Surviving ere his parents and two
sisters, Mrs. Clara Gllreath, of
this city, and Miss Callla Kilby, of
Washin^on, D. C.
E'uneral arrangements had not
been made late today.
Building & Loan
Report Is Given
Annual report of J. B. Williams,
secrebary-Jtreasurer of the North
Wllkeshoro Building and Loan
AsBOclatlon, to the stockholders In
meeting January 24 revealed that
the association had a most suc
cessful year in 1943, war condi
The complete report as given
the stockholders by- Mr. Williams
is on page six.
JAN.” 3i4 ,10^
ilSlBias, I ij,.i ,pi jm, I
iM. * ■
a a -
OthN lilts Coning
Win Be On Main .Bbeet
Monday, Felntiaky 7,
3:30 to «:30
As a part the Fourth War
Loan campato, there will be a
poUle dmlay of captured Ger
man ead^pment on Main street in
NortV WUkedboro Monday, Feb-
Tvdrr 7, 8:80 to 4:30 p. m.
W. D. Haltaore, Fourth War
Loan chairman, said the display
will be of unusual intereet and
that It Is expected that thousands
of people will -he on hand to aeo
the implements of war captured
by American soldiers during the
North African campaign. The
captured war equipment will be
In the condition in which it was
taken, and will show all effects
and marks of battle engagement.
The occasion will be in the
form of a patriotic rally, and the
North Wllkeshoro high school
band will furnish music. All peo
ple of the county are urged to
avail themselves of this rare op
portunity to see first hand some
of the war machines taken by
American fighting men.
Included in the equipment will
be a tank destroyer with 76 mm
gun. In which all German occu
pants were killed. The tank de
stroyer is similar to tanks u|ed
by the Germans, except that it is
somewhat larger. Another major
piece of captured equipment will
be a German field kitchen, which
was taken in SloUy. ‘There will
alsq be a number of smaller nnits
of oaptared German equipment,
all of which will he very Interest
AH lire asked to keep In tttod
the time and |laee: Noadsy, Feb-
in North Wilkes-
Several Cases Are
Tried During Term
Although jurors were not sum
moned for duty, several cases on
the civil docket were disposed of
during the January term, which
opened January 17th and closed
Judge J. A. Rousseau, of this
city, presided and several judg
ments were entered In civil ac
tions. A number of motions were
heard and divorce cases ready for
trial v^ere disposed of.
The following divorces were
granted: Cletus Shepherd versus
Elbert Shepherd; Ed CSourtney
Ofrt. lawrenoe E. (Sam)
dinrch, son of E. F. Chnrcfa, of
Pnrlear, is now smneiwhere in
the Month Paclflo area. C^l.
Church volnnteeied for smwice
in the marine corps In October,
1940, receiving boot training at
PaiTto Islaml, S. C., was sta
tioned in Cnba for throe months
and sailed for overseas service
in. June, 1942. Ha was with the
marine corps division which in
vaded Gnadal canal and he re
mained (here until the latter
part of Wovember. Kec^t let
ters from QpL Church state
that he is well and getting
New Con Prices
Effective December 6, 1943,
OPA established new ceiling
prices on eocn. The new prices
cover all salM of corn, Including
the produeere- prleiS)- -tha Wihte-
salers price, and the retutt .price.
Information otmceralng the
Board office, and at thij County
Farm Agent’s office In WUkes-
The new prices are considerably
lower than last year’s prices, and
OPA officials are advising all
producers and purchasers of corn
to contact one of the above offices
befose they buy or sell any more
The new prices are figured In
such a manner that it Is Impossi
ble t(5 publish a dollar and cent
price covering all the different
types of corn sales in the county.
Charles J., (Jack) Howard,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ciiarlle
Howard, of WUKesOOTO, baa.
completed his training in the
navy hospital corps' school and
rooeived hls present rating as
hospital apprentice, first class.
He is now stationed at the H. S.
Naval hospital at lialnoriage,
At Friday Meet
Of Kiwanis CInb
For V. B. Parker
Last rites were conducted Sat
urday at Bethany church for V. 3.
Parker, age 61, well known citi
zen of Brushy Mountain township
versus Sarah Courtney: Eva Wad- > who died Thursday
kins versus Neal Wadkins; Charles ^ ‘ ^
F’rancis versus Zelia F, Francis;
Mattie Lon Love versus Robert
Love; Lethla Lewis versus Walter
Lewis. The marriage of Annie
Stella Greene Boyles and Robert
R. Boyles was annulled.
Next Cripple Clinic
To Be Held In March
The county health department
has announced that no cripple
clinic will be held hero In Febru
ary and that the next one will be
on March 9 at the Wilkes hospi
Surviving Mr. Parker are hls
widow, Mrs. Cora Jane Parkt-r,
and the following sons and daugh
ters: Mrs. Hazel Ann Hedrick,
Hessle Lee Parker, Agnes Parker
and Jonah Parker, all of High
Point; John Henry Barker, who
is In the army, and (Rayton Park
er, of Oakwoods.
Rev. Charles Poole conducted
the funeral service.
Board of stewards of the First
Methodist church here will meet
Tuesday, seven p. m., at the home
of J. B. Snipes.
'fiREnORY'BROTHERS ARE NOW IN ARMY SERVICE
•i^aaiWd 111* MBF. iIsunofelT
•11 three ere priwatee fin* dans. WAyto „
1942r and.is »totkwKi aUlhAfW# IWM. If?
aeaftr to RiawniwSto^^ Nwh'SlUnt
Oie mtmr «nee
ttadoneil at Bay Shoal, CaUfenda.
Featured by an address by Rev.
Herman Duncan, of Elkin, the
North Wllkeshoro Kiwanis club
held an enjoyable meeting EMday
President A. F. Kilby announc
ed that .the board otto®6to0 xto*
Thniretoy night et ttO NbUtf;
Wilkes with all members prtosat
and a written rejwrt was xeeel'vdd
tom evesyaami^fteo ahitmMi.
Secretary Story then called at
tention to some of the ont-itandlng
reports and read certain para
graphs from some of them. The
budget for the coming year sub
mitted by the finance ccmmlttee
was read In fhll.
Secretary Story then read a
clipping from the Charlotte Ob
server giving account of the dedi
catory service of one of the chap
els In the South Pacific and In the
article respects were paid to
Protestant Chaplain Watt M.
Cooper, of North Carolina and
North Wllkeshoro, for hls work of
inspiration and leadership end hls
responsibility for the growth of
the chapel work there. The com
munication was signed by Lt. (jg)
Charles N. Stalker, USNR.
C. O. McNiel staited that the Ki-
wahls committee,which Is working
with the Infantile Paralysis cam
paign, had raised 1667.00'to date
Program Chairman R. W.
Gwyn asked Rev. A. C. Waggoner
to Introduce the speaker. Rev,
Herman Duncan, who made a
very fine and Inspirational talk on
the subject, "Keep On Keeping
On.’’ Hls theme was "Youth’’.
He said "youth Is not on revolt,
but out on crusade. Our youth has
courage and is looking for some-
thing big enough to live and die
for’’. The speaker challenged the
audience present krlth the prob
lem that youth falls usually be
cause older heads have failed be
fore them. When their training
and leadership have been worthy
and big the results have never
failed to be gbod. The members
greatly enjoyed the talk.
Dr. G. T. Mitchell was received
into membership In the clnh by
Rev. Howard J. Ford.
At the meeting Charles H. Day
was the guest of hls father, C. G.
Day; Andy Borders, of Hickory,
was a guest of Joe Johnson: Col.
Henry T. Blair and Rev. A, C.
Waggoner were guests of R. W.
Since January 1 lloense to wed
have hew issued bj Register
Deeds C. C. SIddKtt to the follow
ing eouplss: Brnoe Wyatt and BI-''
sle Lucille Fender, both of Plney
Croek; Woodrow ,WU«>“ Palmer I r
and Virginia.' Dare Bamgatoer, ri
both of vmbar; C. R, Ssifta.
Roaring River, and .Paznle 1*6
Bafehette, ftortih . 'WRkaOtitoK^
jhnest R. Spean, Baak,^atdb»|
Bare, Olltot Staea
Jr., lofaaa and Maigunk Bnr-
Bito’ Roy wwito. iuto„
eowitfctoaltoltollltodei, Mutt: '
and Teeta Ito fWto,^MtHMAe.
fOOI>—Rrowa atamva. Book
Reedei In Onhr
to Resell the Goal
Noed Halp Of Erery Porson
Wlie Can Bny Botoa To
Sales of war bohda to date In
the Fourth War Loan have reach
ed 1646,000, W. P. Haltaore, war
loan chaiman, said today.
However, this total kicks 8298,-
000 of teaching the county’s quota
The remainder -will necessarily
have to be principally in small, se
ries B bonds from numerons buy-
eru, Mr. Halfacre said, because the
present total represents' the bnlk
of buyers of larger bonds.
Mr. Halfiacre specifically urged
all who can to buy an extra bond
dnring the campaign, which will
continue through the month of
February. Interest In bond buy
ing has reached a new high, he
said, since news of Japanese
atrocities and murder of American
war prisoners on the Philippines
was released last week.
He urged that Wilkes people do
their utmost In financing the wsr
In order that victory over the-
enemies -be at the earliest possible
moment and that American boys
now prisoners of tbe Japanese and
who have not- starved or who have
not been murdered may bo res
Again it is emphasized that
bonds be purchased now for three
highly essential reasons: to fin-
anco the war, to prevent Infla
tion, and to provide future securi
J. R. Hix, who is permaaent
war bon* chairman for WSto/
w1k> an ngklarly
this campaign. 'HW aise oqpf
a hope that there will be numer
ous new bond owners in Wilkes
county before the end of the
Fourth War Loan campaign.
Store Will Be Open Through
Month of February To Sell
Out; Close March 1st
Miller-Long Grocery company
will liquidate Us large stock of
groceries during the month of
The widely known store, which
has been In bnslness at the same
stand for many years, must give
up the building It occupies on
March 1 when the present lease
During the month of February
tbe store will remain open to
liquidate stock and will serve Its
many cnatomers during the
BUY MORE WAR BONDS
gasoline ration is now provided
for hardship cases irfaldh are
non^cu'pational. Strictly limit
ed quotas are provided for
rationing board areas.
FILE NOW — Institutional
users of rationed commodities
must file their new registraHon
1307 supplement by Febmary
time hae been extended on the
15 per cent release of women’s
shoes from rationing until Feb-
rnary 6. The date was prevl-
ooaly set at January 29.
SUGAR—^Book 4. atamp SO,
good for five pounds, wll\ ex-
jlfga March 81.
OA0OLINB—Conpona No. 8
In A book gMi to tkiM gal-
JoBa beeame aftoethro Not. •
and will expire Faknary f.
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■agar eai ratlea .keok
valit to eat feto ef Okaii ka
am axNtoleii *ato Ne. i eto
toa* ittop to to
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