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Upward oI 1,200 Amerieaa
bearr bombera struck Buropa
aa!n yestardsy — aoma 600
poandlas German strongholds
altmg the Inrasion coast while
comrades from the Madl-
ean made a strong attempt
■ever two main rail lines be-
Tween France and Italy.
Swarms of medium bombers
and fighter bombers from Britain
kept the thunderous assaults go
ing as for the second straight
the Fortreeses and Llbera-
r«Mated...,from France with
out loss after istufdting defenses
around Boulogne with 1,500 tons
j Spitfire bombera and fighters
faammered enemy radio installa-
ttens along the northern coast of
ce yesterday and the Air
try announced that more
In the Nazi radio chain had
1,100 NAZIS ON
The Russians announced early
today that more than 1,100 Ger
mans were killed and 30 enemy
tanks knocked out yesterday north
of Iasi In Romania, where the
Germans have been attacking for
week without making any ap-
liqne, broadcast from Mos-
eow and recorded here by the So-
^'wlet monitor, indicated no siack-
. anlng of the fighting. The Ger
mans continued to throw In large
forces of tanks and Infantry de
spite heavy losses In an apparent
attempt to knock the Russians off
balance before the big Red Army
drive in the east.
Here On Thursday
THREE ELLEDGE BROTHERS NOW IN SERVICE
S.SGT. diAUDB EUL.EDGE PVT. dilNTON EJAiKPGE
Three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Roby Elledge, of North Wilkesboro, are in service. St
Sgt. Claude Elledge, who entered service in 1940 and received training at Port Jack-
son, S. C., is in New Guinea. Pvt Clinton Elledge is now in action in Italy after go
ing through the Nturth African and Sicilian campaigns. Wrenn Elledge, seaman sec
ond class, is now at Camp Peary after a visit home. He received boot trauiuig at
Great Lakes, 111.
IMPORTANT O.P. A. MEETINC AT
CITY HALL HERE ON WEDNESbAY
The Office of Price Adminls- lishments rendering any kind of
tration will have an educational
meeting at the City Hall, North
Wilkesboro, Wednesday, June 7th.
The hours from 2:00 p. m. until
3:00 p. m. is set apart especially
^ for tbe atteSdabite
services that come under the dif
ferent regulations controlling the
maximum ceiling prices.
Mr. D. C. Goff, specialist on the
above subjects, will be present to
discuss and angwer
GRAND ORGANIST DEDICATES
HER ORIGIHAL COMPOSITION
TO WILKES CHAPTER OF O.E.S.
By J. B. SNIPES,
A combine meeting has been
planned for farmers who own
combines and also combine deal
ers. This meeting will be held on
Thursday. June S. at the lair
ground at 2:30 e.w;t. Mr. J. D.
Bllckle. agricultural engineering
extension specialist. State College,
will be present to discuss with us
combines and how to make them
Since small grain harvest time
is fast approaching, it seems that
an hour or so spent in this meet
ing might save lots of our com
bine owners sev6i*al days opera
tion by knowing when and what
to do to their combines in order
to keep them in operation.
Since labor is so hard to get, 1
am sure that combine operators
will want to put In full time in
harvesting small grain when it
gets ripe enough to combine.
Please keep In mind the date,
place, and time of the meeting
and make your plans to be pres-
Wilkes Chapter No. 42, 0. E. S.. i
was signally honored on Thursday
night. May 25th, when Mrs.
Katheryn D. Simons, Asheville,
formally dedicated to this chapter
some initiatory music which she
composed and is having published
for use In the Eastern Star work.
Mrs. Simons is at present the
Grand Organist of the Grand
Chapter of North Carolina, Order
of the Eastern Star. She is a mu
sician of rate and many of her
compositions have been published.
Acceptance for Wilkes Chapter
was made by Mrs. Kyle Hayes, W.
M. and Mrs. O. G. Foster, P. M.
Mrs. Jra D. Payne presented Mrs.
Simons with a gift from the chai>-
ter and some of the Past Matrons.
Mrs. Simons was accompanied
to the local chapter by Miss Lil
lian Kearney of Washington, Mrs.
Lillian Guigou of Valdese, and
Mrs. Kay Thomas of Blltmore.
Miss Kearney, a well-known so
loist of Asheville and Washington,
D. C., took part in the dedicatory
ceremony by singing Mrs. Simons'
Initiatory song service.
Gets Free Stetson
Boxer In Service
Offers Fight For
Y. M. 0. A. Here
Paul “Countrsr” Fergruson,
Now In Coast GoArd Serv-
Trlwphant Fifth Army troops
lut night' captured Rome, bring
ing liberation for the first time
to a Nasl-enslaved European capi
tal and German rear guards were
-flhlAiig the' Ekemal City In dis
organised retreat to the north
Elxeept for the rail yards,
^tonashed by Allied •bombs, the city
to 96 per cent Intact, Reynolds
and Eleanor Packard of the Unit-
reported after their ar-
tha' City ....with the Allied
m forces. - ' .
Berlin radio afulbtuioed
the' evacuation of Rome and,
gnotfiig an order from Adolf Hit
ler’s headquarters, said German
troops had been directed to take
up new positldna to the north
west to avoid bringing the city
nndor peril of destruction).
Last night the British Eighth
Army, rushing Into Rome from
the southeast along the Via Gasi
lins, was reported joining the
Fifth Army In close pursuit of the
hard-preas^ enemy remnants,
under orders to des^oj! them to
a man If that were possible.
only enough troops to maintain
orders and ferret any German
snipers or suicide nests were to
be left In Rome as the main Al
lied armies pounded on without
psnsing to celebrate their greatest
triumph, coming 270 days after
the iriisrt of the Italian campaign.
very gates of Rome, the
GeemiutB ha4 made a final stand
The Fifth War Loan campaign, which is to raise money
to finance the invasion of Europe and exteminate nazism,
will officially open on June 12 and Wilkes county's quota
jPvt. William Mack Nichols,
of tbe United States Marine
corps, entered service Feb. 29,
194i. After finishing his basic
tnUnlng at Farris Island, 9, C.,
he spent a few days ut home
with his mother, Mrs. Knby
Nichols. He has returned to
Cherry Fofart where he is now
W. D. Halfacre, war loan chair
man who successfuUy led Wilkes
far over the top in the four pre
ceding campaigns, recently at
tended meetings where quotas
were annonneed and organization
It will be noted that the quota
for the Fifth War Loan campaign
la higher than that for the Fourth,
WiUtte pedple Ci^dRbeded. But
thb time the government is ask
ing for 216,000,000,000 as com-
pareii to 114,000,000,000 In the
fourth drive, and the Increase
here la In proportion to the na
E, BOND QUOTA—
The total quota for Wilkes la
2990,000, of which the govern
ment asks that 2227,000 be in
series E bonds purchased by Indi
viduals. And while the campaign
officially opens June 12, pur
chases of series E bonds from
June 1 to July 29 will count in the
AWARD IS OFFERED—
If Wilkes county exceeds the
total quota of 2990,006 ' y as
much as ten per cent, au.. meets
the E bond quota of 2227,000, a
•plaque bearing the name of Wilkes
county will be placed on a LSM
landing craft made at Charleston
It Is anticipated that Wilkes
people, always responsive to a pa
triotic call, will look forward to
gaining that recognition fpr.
Ira D. Payne, proprietor of
Payne Clothing Co., gave away
another brand-new Stetson hat
Friday, and Mr. N. R. Lowe, of
North Wilkesboro route three,
was the lucky fellow to receive
this fine gift.
During the month of May, the
Payne Clothing Co. advertised for
men to visit the store, write their
names on a piece of paper which
was deposited in a box, one name
to be drawn at the end of the
month. Hundreds signed their
names on the slips of paper, and
Friday morning Mr. Payne asked
Julius C. Hubbard, co-publisher
of The Journal-Patriot, to come
down to the store and draw tbe
name of the lucky man who
would receive absolutely free the
new Stetson. 'The names were
shuffled thoroughly, after which
Mr. Hubbard reached into the box
and drew out the slip bearing Mr.
Mr. Payne states that there was
much interest In the contest.
champion and former 10th ranle-
ing welterweight In the world,
and who is now In service in the
coast guard, here this week ex
pressed keen Interest In the move
ment for establishing a Y. M. C.
A. In North Wilkesboro.
Like many other Wilkes men
now In service of their country,
Ferguson said he considered the
movement to be the most pro
gressive stop In Wilkes In recent
years. He offered in support of
the campaign for Y. M. C. A.
funds to donate to the Wilkes Y.
M. C. A. his part of the proceeds
of any fight which might be ar
ranged here on elsewhere.
Ferguson Is athletic director of
the Mounted Beach Patrol Coast
Guard station at Charleston, S. C.
He is also the coach of tbe M, B.
P. boxing team that is regarded as
one of the beat In the country to
Ferguson recently got permls-
cordarieie with their own a^wal
of Romo as an open city, ordered
a violent anti-tank barrage. Then
masses 6f Fifth Army men and
weapons crashed Into the city and
began mopping up enemy snipers
and a few tanks and mobile guns
which were trying to cover the re
Are More Liberal
Men 26. Through 29 Must Be
“Necessary”; Over 30 Em
ployed in EssentisJ Work
Europe, which will lead- to early
victory In that theatre of the war
e wii j armed forces get the back-
DocoCnea Deane Stone Kuled | jug they deserve, is expected any
Instantly When Light
ning Hits Building
Dorothea Deane Stone, six
year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Brown Stone, of Hays, was
Instantly killed by lightning
Thursday evening, six o’clock.
The girl’s mother was with the
little girl and her four-year old
brother in a chicken house when
the electric storm started. The
children were nervous and Mrs.
Stone stooped down and put an
day now, and it is going to cost
much in lives, and equipment
which costs money.
And while the men march onto
the nazl infested beaches of
Europe, the people at home are
asked to lend—not give—their
money to finance the gigantic un
Mr. Halfacre said today that
the county will be divided into
districts similar to the division
for the central school districts.
arm around each. Lightning I each district will be as-
struok the corner of the house signed a quota. With the aid of
Selective Service officials have
established rules which will be
followed In consideration of re-
Blon from the Coast Guard to «8ht i deferment for men be-
again and on May 12th knocked ^j^g 26 and 38.
PALMER BROTHERS ARE OVERSEAS
Gives $5.00 Prize
^ To Bttildins Fund
John Gibb*, Age 13, Won
Prize In £s«ay Contest
and Donated It To “Y”
John Gibbs, 13-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Gibbs, won
* five-dollar cash prize given for
the best essay on "How A Y. M.
C. A. Would Fill the Needs of the
Young People of Wilkes County".
That John was sincere In the
Statements made In his prize win
ning essay Is evidenced by the fact
that when the campaign started
on Juno 1 to raise 2160,000 with
which to construct a Y. M. C. A.
building, he donated the 25.00 to
■ the fond. „ ,
^ The contest offering the prize
for the bert euuff was sponsored
f. by the Boya and Girl* Work com-
i:r «tttee ot the No^ ’WDlteaboro
Klwnnl* Clab, of which Carl B.
I* “ fceeiw* t#.0O-Pa«o Vtn)
Pfc. Lloyd W. Palmer, left, and Pvt. Wade H. Palm
er, right, are now in aervice oversea*. Lloyd i* in Eng
land and Wade i» in Italy. They are son* of Mr. and Mr*.
J. M. Palmer, of this city. Uoyd entered sorvice in Jan
uary, 1943, and received training at Fort Knox, Ky.
Wade wa« in training at Camp Blanding, Florida, after
ontering the vmf in- Septmnber, 1943. A letter from
Wade to Thd Journal-Patriot appears elsewhm in this
out Young Corbette, of New Or
leans, "La., In three rounds. Then
on May 19th, he knocked out Ed
die Simms of Cleveland In two
He expects to fight a few more
times this summer and experts
who saw him in action think that
If the war doesn’t last too long
that he will be the welterweight
champion of the world after the
war is over.
Ferguson’s record Is 87 profes
sional fights, 67 knockouts, lost
six decisions, two draws, and won
Ferguson Is now spending a 12-
day leave with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert G. Ferguson, near
Kiwaub Club lu
At Hotel Wilkes
Two Excellent Farm Movies
Shown to Clnb; Report of
Flood Control Given
North Wilkesboro Klwanls Club
on Friday held an enjoyable meet
ing, which was featured by the
showing of two splendid pictures
and by discussion of matter* of
Recognition was given to Kl-
wanlan J. R. Finley who during
the past week passed his 80th
birthday. Ward Bshelman arose
and asked Klwanlan Finley U
come forward and a fine tribute,
was paid to him by Mr. Bshelman.
He I* a former president of the
clnb, a charter member, has serv
ed on the board ot directors tor a
number ot times and haf beon
gee MtVHMii OMS—Itege Five)
Practically all physically fit
men under 26 years of age are be
ing Inducted, regardless of oc
Men from 26 through 29 years
of age may be deferred if they arc
"necessary” men in war work or
work In support of the war ef
Over 30 years of age men may
be deferred who are employed In
essential work In the war effort
or in support of the war effort.
Attention is called to the fact
that men ages 26 to 38 will be In
ducted unless draft boards receive
requests for deferment, together
with acceptable evidence that they
are entitled to deferment under
the rules as set forth.
and the girl fell dead In the arms
of Its mother.
The little boy suffered facial
burns and severe shock. The
moth ;r was shocked but not seri
ously hurt, and was able to ex
tinguish a fire which the light
ning started in the chicken house
litter while bolding the dead body
of her daughter.
Efforts to revive the child
Surviving are the father and
mother, Jesse Brown Stone and
Bessie Mae Bauguss Stone, seven
brothers and three sisters.
Funeral was held Saturday, 11
a. m., at Rock Creek church with
Revs. Jimmie Bryant and A. B.
Hayes conducting the service.
BUY MORE WAR BONDS
Lions Club Ladies
Hight Banqnet Is
Dr. Henry Dwire, Vice Pre»i-
dent of Duke, Delivers Ad
dress At Annual Buiquet
Dr. Henry Dwire, vice president
and puhllc relation* executive of|
Duke University, In an address'
before the North Wilkesboro
Lions Clnb Ladle*’ Night assem
bly Friday evening urged sane
and thon^ttul consideration of
pbst war proMems.
The Ladles’ Night banquet, d^
scribed as one. of ^tbe moat en-
joyaUe.la the hlatory at iUe rialv
eM.ataged dt the Wosum's Club
house erit& the Woman's C^h
servitif filte d^er.
litMir ot eeremoales for tt*
casioit w«a Fre*id«it Jauee M.
County Agent J. B. Snipes and
Mrs. Annie H. Greene, home
agent, organizations will be set
up in each district to promote the
sale of bonds. Further news on
this phase of the campaign will
appear In this newspaper Thurs
QUICK ACTION URGED—
The people are appealed to to
get into -the campaign early, and
to buy the bonds as early as pos
sible in the campaign in order
that the county may add to Its
splendid war bond buying record
and in order that our government
may have adequate funds to fi
nance the final blows at Hitler’s
TYPES OP BONDS—
For the Fifth War Loan the
treasury department is offering a
good selection of securities from
which to choose. Tliere are the
series E bonds for the small In
vestors, and which mature in ten
years at good interest rates.
7\vo and one-half per cent
treasury bonds are excellent for
many Investors. The expiration
date is 1970 an^ interest is paid
by coupons. There are also the
two per cent bonds maturing in
1964, the 1 1-4 per cent treasury
notes due March 15, 1947, and the
one-year treasury certificates at
seventh-eights of one per cent.
Attention Is called to the fact
that some of tbe bonds offered
would be very appropriate for
those to purchase who wish to
contribute to the 2160,000 Y. M.
C. A. building fund now being
raised in Wilkes county. It Is
pointed out that war bond* would
be very appropriate gifts to the
Haywood Miller, son of
and Mm. Lawrmoe Miller, font-
ody of WUkeolmno and now at
Oamp Davis, . was tbe
■todeM te tfto aodo
OtiEale MOitary aobool at ]
betg; g. this year Iv
of iwvtas receifed tbe Kl
■dbolaatte : wttac.
awBiried tbs sebolawli^i.
Plan Pat Stock Show
At EUon In October
HlHlIiM County Agapt J. B.
Snipo* afttmded A mbOUVC of
OQDBty agoato ^ WOkos, TsdUn,
Sotry, Stokii* «adAneghaaFbota-
tim hM Ai
ww* tbr tho aaaaaI
Btoek flhmr to b» bsIA tborg fa