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Easter Seal Sale
Fttnd» From Sale ol Decora-
tnre SeaU Helps To Re-
Formally announcing the t>i>en-
Ing of the annual sale of Easter
seals for crippled children today,
A. P. Kilby, president of the North
Wllkeaboro Kiwanis Club express
ed his confidence that the urgent
need for expansion of the organl-
service would prompt the
pubiw to even great support this
year’than has been given In the
The seal sale, which Is sponsor
ed nationally by the National So
ciety for Crli»pled Children and
.rticiikated In by over 2,000 coun-
and local units, will close bn
‘‘During this week before Eas
ier the annual sale of Easter
seals calls our attention to the
many problems occasioned not
only by the growing up of crip
pled children, but to the prob
lem of those young adults who
have been Injured either in battle
or in the stepped-up tempo of war
time Industrial life” Mr. Kilby
Pointing out that last year ap
proximately 225,000 civilian work
ers in the United States suffered
permanent physical disabilities of
such a nature as to make their re
employment a special problem,
Mr. Kilby said that one of the
most acute wartime needs is that
of readjusting disabled youth to
the world in which they live so
that they can become normal pro
ducing members of society
Mr. Kilby said that the Ki
wanis Club of North Wllkesboro,
Now In England
Son of Mr. and Mrs. deve
Maiiaffey of Union (irove, Oor-
poral Vernon Mahaffey enter
ed service in March 1941 at Ft.
Bragg. He trained In Belvolr,
V’lrglnla, Charleston, South Clar-
olina, was sent to the Bel
gian Congo and has now
been somewhere In England for
more than two months. He Is a
graduate of Union Grove school
(See Now In England—page 8)
Allies Drop Back
^ Xls eoperating with all agencies.
ram to solve the problem of re
abllitating crippled children and
Mrs. G. W. Whitworth
Funeral Held Friday
Funeral service was held F^'i-
day at Wllkesboro Baptist church
for Mrs. Eva Lane Whitworth, age
66, wife of G. W. Whitworth, ol
Mrs. Whitworth had been in ill
health lor several months and se
riously ill for a few djays. She
died while on the way to the htos
pltal In an ambulance.
Mrs. Whitworth was a daughter
of the late Fayette and Evangeline
Keins Lane. The only surviving
members of her family are her
hnsband and one brother, James
Sydney Lane, of Wllkesboro. An
infant daughter died in 1907.
Funeral service was conducted
by the pastor. Rev. Howard J.
F\scd and burial was In Cub Creek
v-cemetery near Wllkesboro. Pall
bearers were J. W. Barnett, W. M.
Blackburn, Dr. G. T. Mitchell, Zeb
Davis, Claude Kennedy and George
Kennedy and W. E. Smlthey.
Beautiful floral offerings were
carried by friends of the family.
Miss Hden Price
Helen Price, home econo-
tacher of Ronda for the past
las 'been appointed by the
commissioners as emergen-
1 production and conserva-
slstant In the office of Mrs.
H. Greene, home demonstra-
lent. Miss Price will begin
rltb Mrs. Greene as soon as
nda school closes.
Price has done an cxcell-
> as teacher of home econo-
md director of the school
room, and is much appre-
and well Hied by both
and home demonstration
mmunlty groups in Ronda.
; Price has an apartment in
Wllkesboro in the home of
L. Clements, and has al-
Idontlfled herself with so
ld civic life In the city.
Seasoned Italian troops, fight
ing with the Allies to rid their
homeland of Nazi tyranny, have
stormed and captured a second
peak northeast of (Tasslno In a de
veloping flank drive through the
western Appenlnes that apparent
ly caught German defenses off
guard, dispatches said last night.
But the Allies suffered a set-
Red Cross War
Fund Passes The
Good Report* From Rural
Communities Swell Total
in Final Days of Drive
Clplendtd reports from serv-
eral rural commniilties have In
creased the Bed Cross ~War
Fnnd total for Wilkes county to
Mlss Kathrln Hanford, exe
cutive secretary, said today that
more than $1,000 had been
tamed in since Friday after
noon and that some reports are
yet to be received.
The Red Cross War fund
campaign has been the most
.snocessfnl In th« history of the
county. The quota for the cam
paign was $18,200. Dr. John W.
Klncheloe,. Jr.' is War Fnnd
IN FOUR UAYS
ing some ground on their left
flank to a German raid in force
early Friday which left our for
ward positions untenable;
A German broadcast to the
European press said that large Al
lied ; einforcements had arrived on
the beachhead in the lest few
days and “it is probable that ma
jor Anglo-American attacks will
be resumed at any moment”.
Ur. J. L. Stokes
Is Speaker For
Meet of Kiwanis
Truk, the once threatened Cen
tral Pacific Japanese fortress, has
been bombed at least eight times
in four days in a campaign to neu
tralize It so American amphibious
forces can press on toward the
Philippines and the China coast.
Glfder-borne Allied Commandos
have cut the only railroad supply
ing the North Burma Japanese
base of Myitkyina, toward which
4wo other columns of United Na
tions troops are pressing.
Across the border in India Jap
anese soldiers trying to isolate
imphair were dirfbhr roads lead
ing to that British base.
Increased Nipponese activity ia
the Indian Ocean end the Bay of
Bengal was regiorted by Air Chief
Marshal Sir Richard Pearse, Brit
ish air commander in Southeast
Asia, who indicated a British and
Canadian air offensive would soon
be started from Ceylon.
American troops pushed slow
ly forward on Bougainville Island
In the Northern Solomons as Jap
anese troops diew back after a
series of fatal' 'tic attacks that
coat them more than 5,000 killed
Support of Easter Seal Cam
paign For Benefit Of
Crippled Is Urged
North Wllkesboro Kiwanis club
on Friday enjoyed an Interesting
meeting, which was featured jy
the address of Dr. J. L. Stokes,
II, of Elkin.
Prior to the program Secretary
T. E. Story read the attendance
chairman’s report to the board of
directors showing a high percen
tage for January, February and
March, and called attention to the
plan to make April a 100 per cent
Paul Cragan spoke of the East
er Seal campaign that began Fri
day and urged support of all the
members. President A. F. Kilby
appointed the following commit
tee to assist Mr. Cragan and C. B.
Eller, who had previously been
appointed to have charge of the
matter: George Kennedy, L. M.
Nelson, Sidney Crane, J. C. G^m-
blll. Dr. M. G. Edwards and Rev.
J. Bell Ritet
Ice was hrfd Pri-
Pltins chttrch for
age 80, who died
lev. James Bryant
survived by his
tors Boll, of Roar-
Id the following
and Nomle Bel;,
i$a nsd Mi%
Paul 'Vestal was Inducted Into
membership, J. B. Snipes making
the presentation of the button.
Program Chairman George
Kennedy asked Rev. A. O. Wag
goner to introduce his speaker.
Dr. J. L. Stokes, II, of Elkin.
Dr. Stokes made a fine and ap
pealing talk on the subpect, “Our
Heritage Here In, America”. He
stated five things about our heri
tage that should make It appeal
ing to every one, as follows: '
1. The opportunity of an edu
Z. The opportunity to imssess
THINGS. We have so many con
3. Freedom of speech and
4. The heritage to work os we
5. The opportunity to vforshlp.
Guests Friday were as follows:
Capt. Robert' W. Finley with his
father, B. Q. Finley;'Sgt. Ralph
Wood with J. O. Gamblll; W. 8.
Beddlngfleld, Rev. A. C. Wag
goner §nd Dr. J. ti, Stokee, U,
with George Kennedy.
Wrecks On Bridge
Chester Shew, local resident,
was slightly injured Sunday eve-
Pfc. Cnarll© M. nail, son of
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Hall, of
Hays, entered the'army in May,
1942, and went overseas in May,
1943, after receiving training in^
several army camps^
Petty Officer Joe Hunt
Home Over Week-End
Second-Class Petty Officer Joe
Hunt returned today to Virginia
Beach where he is a member of
the naval air corps after spending
the week-end in the city with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Hunt.
Harold Parks, yoemah 2-c, spent
last week-end with his mother,
Mrs. F. L. Parks, and other rela
tives at Roaring River. He re
turned to Norfolk, Va., where he
is stationed, Monday.
N lift ,
St. Sgt. Marvin Pierce
Now In England
Mrs. J. E. Pierce, of Reddies
River, received a letter from her
son, St. Sgt. Marvin” Pierce, that
he arrived safely in England. He
said In his letter: “I think I will
like it fine, but not like old
Wilkes. Mother, tell all roy
friends back th-.re ‘hello’ for me
and write to me”.
R. A. Blevins Promoted
R. A. Blevins, seaman 1-c (g.
m.), who entered the service Sep-
nlng when the automobile which tember 9. 1943, has just been pro-
he was driving wrecked on
Yadkin bridge between
The car struck the side of the
bridge about the center and turn
ed around on the bridge. Shew,
who is alleged to have been in
toxicated, ran following the acci
In city court today he pleaded
guilty to driving while intoxicated,
reckless driving and driving with
out driver license. He was given
four months sentence suspended
on payment of a total of $65 and
Good Friday Service
At St. Paul’s Church
Good Friday will be observed in
St. Paul’s Episcopal church on
Friday evening, April 7 th, at eight
o’clock, when the Rev. B. M.
Lackey will conduct the servlfee
and preach. Immediately after
this service th'e choir will practice
the Easter music which will be
rendered at the sunrise service on
Easter morning at 6:45.
City Of Iasi
The Red Army hsm smashed
across the Prut River Into Ru
mania at several points In the
first Russian invasion of Axis ter
ritory, Moscow announced lost
night, and a German broadcast
early today located the fighting
near Iasi, key rail junction 190
miles northeast of the RiAnanlan
Foreign Commissar Vyascheslav
Molotov announced the invasion
of Rumania, which he said was
dictated by military necessity Snd
not with the aim of seising “any
part of Rumanian territory” er
destroying .“tiia existing, social or
der" of the Axis alftr.'^**: • - >
moted to his present rating. He
has completed a course in ordin
ance at Coast Guard Gunner’s
Mate school In St. Augustine, Fla.
After spending a two-day leave
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
C. Blevins, of Hays, he went to
Gulfport. Miss., to take up his new
Sgt. Noah James Is
Somewhere In The South Paci
fic.—Marine Platoon Sergeant
Noah James, of Wllkesboro, N. C.,
has been promoted to that rank
from sergeant. Son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wlnt B. James, of Wilkes-
boro, he is a veteran of Tulagi,
Florida, Guadalcanal and New
Georgia Islands campaigns.
mi m m
Pvt. Claude J. Miller
Pvt. Claude J. Miller will re
turn to Camp Meade, Md., Wed
nesday after a visit In the city
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.
B. Miller. Pvt. Miller has been
stationed at Damp Wheeler, Ga.
m m m
Pfc. Jane Allen Home
Pfc. Jane Allen, who Is station
ed with WAC forces at Camp Wel
ters, Texas, is spending several
days here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Allen. Pfc. Allen
will return FViday.
m m m
Cpl. Rex M. Handy Is
Cpl. Rex Monte Handy, of Nqrth
Wllkesboro, husband of Mrs. Del
la W. Handy, of Route one. Ban
ner Elk, was graduated last week
from the Army Air Forces Flexi
ble Gunnery school, Laredo Army
Air pleld, Laredo, Texas, as a
members of the AAF 'Tnainlng
Command. He Is now Qualified to
take his place as a member of a
bomber combat crew. Along with
his diploma, he received a pair of
aerial gunner’s silver wings and a
promotion In gtsde at hr^ grad-
nation exercises held .tH&e. - /
EASTER SEAL CAMPAIGR OR
The last hundred year*
have seen many weapons'
forged for use in the
fight against crippling,
but it is a pairadox that
we seldom think of them
or their discoverers ex
cept in the presence of
their failure. Surround
ed by healthy and happy
children, we have no
thought of those toilers
of the laboratory to
whom quite possibly we
owe the strength and well-being of our own children,
and we are reminded of the great “microbe hunters”
only when we see some unfortunate child deformed
by a preventable disease.
In overcoming this paradox, the Easter seal for
crippled children fulfills a useful function. It turns
our thoughts not only to the crippled children who are
with us, but also reminds us of the debt of gratitude
we owe many men, living smd dead, for having creat
ed the means of preventing the crippling of hundreds
of others who pass us on the street every day.
The fight against crippling is part and parcel of the
et^yial quest for truth; and though it may be in
terrupted temporarily when certain social forces get
out of hand, the desire for truth is the one solid line
we can hang on to when the gales of war blow loud
est. We cannot abandon the fight against crippling
simply because a few madmen have plunged the
world into a bout with one of the greatest cripplers of
them all. Perhaps some day a social pathologist,
I$^rofiting by the scientists’ example, will find a way
to immunize the world against the virus of war.
The appearance of the Easter seal for crippled
children is a happy reminder that there are certain
codstazlt hlmnkti^RluqS «nd diat riiere is a continnity
of human desire to strive toward the light. We can
not all be heroes, either of the laboratory or the clinic
or the battlefield, but most of us can afford to put
Easter seals on our letters, and in this way make a
very real contribution to the welfare of the communi
ty smd state.
SHOES — Stamp No. 18
(book one) expires April 30.
Airplane stamp No. 1 (book
three) valid indefinitely. An
other shoe stamp, yet to be des
ignated, will become valid May
GASOLINE—Ctoupons No. 9
In A book good for three gal
lons became effective Feb. 9
and will expire May 8.
SUGAR—Sugar stamp No.
30 (Book 4) good for five lbs.
Indefinitely. Sugar stamp No.
31 (Book 4) good for five
pounds indefinitely, becomes
valid Ajprll 1.
CANNING SUGAR — Sugar
stamp No, 40 good for five
pounds of canning sugar until
February 28, 1945. A maxi
mum of 20-pounds per person
win be granted on application
to local iboards
stamps in book 4, AS through
K8 now valid at ten points
each. Do not expire.
MEATS, fats and oils, can
ned fish, dairy products—Red
stamps In book 4, A8 through
J8 now valid. Others become
valid on the following dates;
K8, L8, M8, April 9; N8, P8,
Q8, April 23. These stamps
good for 10 points each, do not
EXPIRED STAMPS — The
following food stomps have ex
pired in the bands of con
sumers. They must be used by
the trade within the time indi
cated below; Brown Stomps
(Ration Book 3) V, W. X can
not b©' used without Ration
Bank Account after March 27,
and may not bd deposited to
Ration Bank Account after
April 6, 1944. Green Stomps
K, L, M cannot be used without
Ration Bank Acpount after
April 20, and may not be de
posited to Ration Bank Ac
count after June 80, 1944.
Feed Idlers To
OPA Representative Will Ex
plain Price Regulations
In Meeting Here
All feed, seed and fertilizer deal
ers in Wilkes county are requested
to attend a meeting to be held at
the North Wllkesboro town hall
on Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p. m.
Consumers of seed, feed and
fertilizer are also invited to at
Louis F. Brumfield, from the
district OPA office at Charlotte,
will be present to make a talk and
explain the regulations governing
prices and distribution of these
Huffman Child Diet
Funeral service was held at
ParsonvlUe Friday for the .Infant
daughter of Fred land Bva Spears
BnfCmsB of Hat toogimnnlty. The
ebfM diad ,'nnndsy." Surviving
are thd tatiidr sad mother, two
and two statw^ >
Plans have been completed for
the district meeting of Jr. O. U. A.
M. to be held with the North
Wllkesboro council on Thursday
night, April 6, 7:30 p. m.
Speakers will Include State
Councilor Clyde A. Shreve, of
Stokesdale, and State Secretary
Forreet Shorrin, of Scotland Neck.
Representatives from councils in
Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany, Snrry
and Yadkin counties will attend
Attention of local Juniors is
callsd to the fact that degree work
will be carried out In the regular
weekly meetings of the council on
Tuesday night, 7:30, and a large
attendance is urged.
Eli C. Kilby Rites
To Be On Tuesday
Funeral servloe will be held
Tuesday, ten a- m., at Pleasant
Home Baptist church near MUl«rs
Creek for BlI Columbus Kilby, age
81, citizen of that community who
died Saturday at his home.
Mr, Kilby Is survived by one
eon, W. F. KUby, of "WllkeBboro
ronte one, and one danghter,' Mrs.
Ambrose Whittington, of Hall*
Rev. A. B. Watts wUl eondnet
the funeral servlcs.
Etetd SiiHlay la
Much Interest Shown As
Large Crowd Gathers To
Launch YMCA Move
Young Men’s Christian Asso
ciation for the Wilkesboros and
all Wilkes county was organized
In a mass meeting of interested
citizens and young people Sunday
afternoon at the North Wllkesboro
With a large crowd present, a
unanimous standing vote evidenc
ed the decision of the assembly to
organize a Y. M. C. A. and aboard
of directors with 24 members was
elected as follows: Dr. F. C. Hub
bard, R. G. Finley, J. B. Carter,
Dr. A. C. Chamberlain, Jack Swof-
ford, Paul Osborne, W. K. Sturdi
vant, Carl E. 'VanDeman, Jimmie
Anderson, Boyd Stoat, A. F. Kil
by, Robert S. Gibbs, E>dd Gardner,
'Vernon Deal, Bill Absher, J. R.
Hlx, P. W. Eshelman, J. B. Wil
liams, Eugene Trlvette, J. B. Mc
Coy, W. D. Halfacre, Mrs. Mar
garet Coffey, Mrs. Falmer Horton,
and Mrs. R. T. McNlel.
The board of directors plans a
meeting at an early date, at which
time application will be made for
Courtroom of the town hall was
practically filled with representa
tive citizens and young people of
North Wllkesboro and Wllkesboro
and a lew rural communities were
represented. It was evident that
much Interest in organization of a
Y. M. C. A. lor North Wllkesboro
Dr. F. C. Hubbard was chair
man of the meeting, which was
opened with prayer 1>y Rev. How
ard J. Ford.
“Why I'm Glad We Have a Y.
M. C. A.’* ■wav-tha topic ably dis
cussed by two young people from
Elkin and Jonesville. Miss Mari
lyn Maxwell, of Jonesville, and
ketchel Adams, of Elkin, told
very impressively of the value of
the Y. M. C. A. In Klkin to the
boys and girls of that community.
Next on the program were talks
by Bill Gabriel, ol this city, and
Miss Mary Gage Barber, of
Wllkesboro. They discussed the
question: "'What do Wilkes young
people need and went”. In a sin
cere manner they e.xpressed a de
sire that the poeple provide this
community with a Y. M. C. A.
Carl E. VanDeman presented to
John Gambill Gibbs a prize of $5
given by the Boys and Girls Work
Committee of the North Wllkes
boro Kiwanis club for the best
suggestion about a Y. M. C. A.
program for North Wllkesboro.
The letter was read before the as
Rev. A. C. Waggoner presented
T. C. McKnight, secretary of the
Elkin Y. M. C. A., who delivered
an inspiring message and urged
the people of this community to
formulate a program which will
fit the needs of the community.
He asked that a survey be made
of the resources and needs and
that the Y. M. C. A. program be
planned accordingly. Following
his address he answered a number
of questions relative to problems
to be overcome In maintaining
and operating a Y. M. C. A.
Dr. Hubbard explained what
had been done locally in the
movement for a Y. M. C. A. and
stated that the next order of busi
ness was election of a board of di
J. B. Williams nominated the
members of the board of direc
tors, with exception of his own
name, which was added by a later
motion. Mr. Williams stated that
he considered it a great honor to
nominate members of the group,
which he said was probably the
most important organization ever
set up In the county.
Short talks in behalf of the Y.
M. C. A. movement were made by
Judge Johnson J. Hayes, Eugene
Trlvette. J. R. Hix, Judge J. A.
Rousseau, Mayor R. T. McNlel,
Paul 6. Cragan and Wm. T. long.
E. C. Allen Funeral
Funeral service was held Sun
day at Elk Creek Baptist church
for Edmond Columbus Allen, age
87, citizen of the Ferguson com
munity who died Friday at the
Wilkes hospital. Rev. Bd Hodgos
conducted the funeral service.
Vr. Allen Is survived h!f the
following sons and’dangiiten: J.
W. ASsn, Long Island K.* T.;
Mrs. M. M^Morsts, SsattlOk Wash-
Uigtoni H. O. iJlea and O. H.
Allen, ‘'Ferguson; Mrs. Vffle
■WonU,^' Fwguson;, Un. A. A. ..
Greens, Dse® Gap; ^