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SieE QliAiiTITI^SUGAR BENie
OSED TO MAKE MOONSHINE; 30g
A POUND IS PRICE TO LIQUOR MEN
Sugar Not Being Supplied
Through Local Firms, Is
Belief Of Officers
Wounded In Action
lodications tbat black market
sugar profiteering Is being carried
out on a big scale have been found
by federal alcohol tax unit inves
tlgators working In Wilkes and'
tdjolning counties. |
S ^rocketing prices of liqujr :
bSTe'ientlced moonshiners back
Into the illegal business of mak-1
Ing moonshine liquor and they are
using sugar, federal officers find
In their inyestlgatlons. I
What the alcohol tax unit men
have not found out Is where the !
sugar Is coming from, or how. 1
J«arge qucutltles of liquor are
made and the alcohol tax
men are finding stills almost
,y. They find that a small
ount of corn meal and wheat
p are being used, and that some
brandy Is being made because ap
ples are plentiful, but about 90
per cent of the Illegal liquor Is be
' fng manufactured from sugar.
And while many stores in this
1 section have been short on sup-
of sugar to furnish table
to their customers, moou-
HRCners have been using tremen
dous quantities of sugar for mak
But alcohol tax unit men are
I convinced that only a small pan
* of the black market sugar going
into liquor is secured through reg
ular trade channels from whose
salers and retailers in this sec
tion of the state. Just how the
sugar Is getting from refineries to
the moonshiners is what federal
officers are trying to find out.
They do know that moonshiners
I .ft.jire paying from 25 to 35 cents
' per pound for the sugar going into
L sugarhead liquor. The average is
f about 30 cents per pound, but
t even at that moonshiners can
make a big profit with liquor
I prices shy high—if—they don’t
get caught, and most of them do
eventually wind up In federal
^ WiUx Ut»- -.-wholasale price of
sugar being about $5.00 per hun-
^,.dred. It is easy to see that the
^tercflt on sugar supplied moon
B^^hlners is enormous. One medium
y sized truck load of sugar would
r have a profit margin of about $2,-
Several weeks ago the OP.A. con
ducted a lengthy Investigation of
wholesale sugar business In
Wilkes and AIe.xander countle.s.
Investigators found that vast
quantities of counterfeit sugar
. stamps had been used in buying
sugar from wholesalers. Right to
sell sugar in wholesale quantities
was taken from two wholesale
Alcohol Tax Unit men stated
that the OPA investigations and
resultant action did not stop the
flow of sugar to the moonshiners,
which indicates that the moon
shiners still have a steady source
of supply of sugar from some
kind of black market, profiteer-
Asks Return Rev.
A. C. Waggoner
Killed In Germany
Board of stewards of the First
Methodist church of North Wllkes-
boro Is asking the return of Rev.
A. C. Waggoner as pastor.
The annual conference of the
Western North Carolina Metho
dist conference will convene In
Charlotte Tuesday. Pastors and
delegates from the Methodist
churches in Wilkes are planning
Under Rev. Mr. Waggoner’s
leadership the First Methodist
church here has added 49 new
members and has a most excellent
report for the conference. The
financial report Is one of the best
in the history of the church.
The resolutions passed by the
board of stewards follow;
"Whereas, the 1943 44 church
year of our Methodist church is
rapidly drawing to a close, a back
ward glanc^ on the accompllsh-
ForUnited War Fund
Wounded In Holland
New “A” Books
B 0 i n g Received
Blanks War Renewal of *^A”
Books May Be Obtained
At Service Stations
Canvassers Soliciting People
For Donations To The
I'lc. ivy J.
l.rv. iiUllier C. tionv.*, »w»ii
tlio lato Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
,lones, was wounded in action in
lYaiire and has been awarded
the purple heart. The decora
tion wn.H sent to his brother,
l>ance Jone.s, of Hays. T.Sgt.
Jones volunteered for service on
•July 2, 1920, and received
training at Fort Benning, CJa.
He went overseire in 1042 and
has been in North Africa, Sicily
and England. He has a brotli-
er in service, Pfc. Robert Leon-
aitl Jones who has been In the
army since early In 1943. He is
stationed at Camp Swift, Texas.
To Address kaliy
Snumate, age 29,
son of Monroe Shumate of Hays,
was klUed In action in Germany
on September 19th, his family
was notified October 14 by the
War llepartmcnt. Pfc. Shu
mate entered the army June 9,
1942, and received his training
In Virginia. Surviving are the
father and mother and five
brothers and seven sisters: Old
Shumate, of North WUkesboro
route two; .4rvin Shumate,
somewhere in 4’ranco; Odlle,
Guy, Cleo .Shumate, of Hays;
Mrs. Pearl Ijonkford, Mrs. Gen-
ner Whitley, Mrs. Ganna Hig
gins, Mrs. Jennette Miles, Glad
ys and Grace Dean Shumate, all
of Hays; and Mrs. Chamiie
Brown, of Baltimore.
Buy all the bonds yon can, and
help some more by prevo"t'ng
woodlands fires. Fire fighting
costs money, and a dollar saved Is
a dollar earned.
County-Wide Rally at Court-
House Will Be Highlight
Of The Campaign
Frank Patton, of Morganton,
Republican candidate lor gover
nor, and Attorney R. H. McNeill,
a former Republican candidate
for governor, will deliver the
principal addresses at a county
wide Republican rally to be held
at the Wilkes county courthouso
on Saturday. October 21, 2:00
The rally to be held Saturday
afternoon will be the highlight of
the Republican campaign in
Wilkes and Republican leaders ex
pressed confidence that large
crowd of Republicans tfom all
precincts in the county will at
Leaders of the party Issued a
cordial invitation for ail to at
tend the rally.
Elmer J. Coffey Is
Killed In Action
On Palau Sept. 19
mentB of this year as well as the
years prior, causes us to have a
feeling of pride in the steady
growth and achievements of our
SHOES — Airplane Stamps
Nos. 1 and 2 In hook three good
for one pair of shoes each In
definitely. .Airplane stamp No.
3 will become valid November
GASOLINE—-Coupons No. 11
In A hook good for three gal
lons became effective Aug. 9
axd will expire November S.
SUGAR — Sugar stamps So,
’ j[^ 31, 32, 33 (book 4) good for
, ftve pounds indefinitely.
jr PROCESSED FOODS—Blue
a8 through R5 (Book 4) now
valid at 10 points each, for use
with tokens. Good indefinite
MEATS AND FATS — Red
A8 through Z8 and A5 through
K6 (Book 4) now valid at 10
points each for use with tokens.
SUGAR: Sugar stamp 40
good for five pounds canning
sugar until February 28, 1945.
Sugar coupons R-325 Issued tor
_ canning sug.aj are valid In-
N definitely and did not expire
A tire manufacturer may
transfer new truck tires to any
dealer without certificates,
providing the establishment
■hipping the tires does not have
A^A^any replenishment portions on
which orders have
The Franco-Amerlcan 6th Ar
my group in I.Kirraine opened a
blazing attack along a 60 mile
front north of the Belfort Gap
yesterday, advancing one to three,
miles Into the Vosges, foothills to
take Cornimont among a dozen
other villages, while to the north
.American troops hammered a Nazi
last-ditch garrison into the west
ern hall of Aachen.
The new Allied plunge was
made along a front from the
Marne Rhine Canal near Luneville
south to Le Thlllot, deep In the
V'osges foothills. Le Thlllot Is 30
miles north of Belfort, guardian
of the famed gap that opens nito
Southern Germany south and east
of the Vosges.
Lieut. Gen. Alexander M.
Patch’.s 7th Army -Americans on
the northern sector of the new
front stormed 10 miles east of
Luneville through the forest of
Parroy to capture Embermenil.
Among other towns taken in this
area were Glonville- and Fontenoy,
the capture of which threatened
the highway hub of Baccarat
dominating the Saverne Gap routes
to German Strasbourg.
Front reports from United
Press Correspondent Clinton B.
And whereas. It Is our con
viction that the progress which
has been attained is due to the ef
ficient and capable leadership of
our pastor, Rev. A. C. Waggoner;
"And whereas, since the annual
conference of our church will con
vene within the near future;
"Therefore he it resolved, that
the board of stewards of the
North Wllkeshoro Methodist
church go on record as being de
sirous of having our annual con
ference return Rev. A. C. Wag
goner to the North Wilkesboro
church for the church year 1944
“And be it further resolved,
that the chairman of the board of
stewards he directed to communi
cate with the dlstrlc superintend
ent and the bishop asking the re
turn of Mr. Waggoner”.
The annual conference will he
held at the Myers Park Methodist
church in Charlotte. Delegate
from the First Methodist church
here will be J- B. Snipes with R.
E. Gibbs as alternate.
GETS NAZI PLANE
Pfc. Elmer J. Coffey was
killed in action on Palau Island
In the Pacific on September 19.
News of his death was receiv
ed In an official War Depart
ment telejR-am received by hte
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
(Toffey, of Hays.
in Jnly, 1948, and went over
seas in June of this year. Ho
served In the Wildcat divi
Surviving Pfc. Coffey are Iiis
fatlier and mother and the fol
lowing brothers and sisters:
IGoyd Coffey, North WUkesboro
route one; Pvt. Manley W. Cof
fey, Camp Wheeler, Ga.; Miss
Lula Coffey, Baltimore, Md.;
Cecil, Clyde, Jimmie and Knth
Coffey, all of Hays.
HERE THIS WEEK
LT. RALPH I. BOWMAN
An Eighth AAF Fighter Station,
England. — Piloting an Eighth
Fighter Command P-61 Mustang,
2nd Lt. Ralph I. Bowman, of 909
Mulrfield Road, Los Angeles, Cal.,
Conger said the Americans were j formerly of North WUkesboro, N.
fighting against elements of the 1 c., scored his first aerial victory
German 5th Panzer Army, the sec- j recently when he shot down an
ond largest concentration of Oer-'Me 109 in fierce aerial battle over
man armor on the western front.
The 22-year-old filer made the
kill when hla group teamed up
against 100 or more Nazi fighters
and destroyed 16 of the enemy
Boy Scout Court
Of Honor to Meet
Boy Scout court of honor will without losing any of their own
meet Thursday evening, 7:30, In. planes
the religions education building
of the Presbyterian cherch.
C. G. Day, chief of the
North Wilkesboro’a volun
teer fire department, an
nounced today that all
business houses will be in
spected this week by mem
bers of the fire depart
ment. Chief Day urges
every business firm to have
its “house in order” so
that a good inspection rec
ord may be set up for
North Wilkesboro which
will have much to do with
keeping fire insurance
rates as low as possible.
Don’t forget, Mr, Busi
ness Man, this is fire in
spection week in North
People of Wilkes county are
being visited by canvassers In the
campaign to raise $18,000 for the
United War Fund and community
C. J. Swofford, county chair
man, stated today that the cam
paign is well under way, and urg
ed that the^people respond liberal
ly to the' appeal for the fund
which contains so many worthy
All people of the county are
urged to help in this campaign.
The money will go tor the benefit
of service men and to aid war suf
ferers of allied nations. By com
bining the various agencies of aid
to service men and helpless people
of allied nations, only one cam
paign is made each year and for
that reason donations as liberal as
possible are urged from all. ^
The list of community chair
men In the campaign follows;
Boomer, Glenn B, Carlton; Fer
guson, T. W. Ferguson, Elk Creek,
Coy Marley; Stony Fork; W.
0. Barnett; Champion, J. C.
McNeil; Maple Springs, T. C. Os
borne; Summit, Zeb Beshears;
Parsonvllle, Lee Beshears; Pur-
lear, Joe Hayes; Millers Creek, R.
V. Day; Cricket, Richard Eller;
Wllbar, Mrs. Clara Calloway;
Whittington, Odell Whittington;
McGrady, W. M. Absher; Mulber
ry, H. H. Jennings; Falrplalns,
Charles S. Felts; Mtn. View, J. L.
Gregory; Springfield, N. P.
Brooks; Abeher, A. M. Holbrook;
frapISffl,' Criflle ■MleaTUocl:^.
Lonnie Billings; Austin, J. Z.
Adams; Thurmond, Mrs. J. E. De-
Journette; Pleasant Ridge, Rev.
L. B. Murry; Benham, Robert
Spencer: Pleasant Hill, Denver
Holcomb: Ronda, C. E. Tharpe;
Cllngman, Mrs. Harry Greene;
Roaring River, Mrs. J. B. Church;
Shepherds Cross Roads, J. W.
Cheek; Somers, L. P. Somers; Mt.
Pisgah, Lester P. Johnson; Hunt
ing Creek, Mrs. E. P. Inscore;
Windy Gap, Henry Johnson;
Highway 421 East of Wilkesboro,
Boh Seagraves; Brushy Mountain,
Roy Hendren; Oak woods, Mont C.
Jones; Moravian Falls, Miss Thel
ma I..8WS; Pores Knob, Perry
Lowe; Lincoln Heights, J. R. Ede-
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Suumau-,
of North Wilkesboro route two,
received a tel^jram from the
War department Oct .5th that
their son. Pvt. Carl A. Shumate,
was slightly wounded in action
September 17th in Holland. He
entered service Sept. 1, 1943,
took his \fasic training at Fort
Knox, Ky., and went overseas in
March of this year.
To Be at Boomer
On Friday Night
A Democratic speaking and ral
ly will bo held at the schoolhouse
at Boomer Friday night, October
20th, at 8 p. m. All the county
candidates will be present. All
Democrats and their families, es
peclally the ladles, and all other
iatawtad voters, are^eevdlally. in
vited to be present.
Remember the place—Boomer
schoolhouse; the time—Friday, 8
Pvt. Odell A. Marsh
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Marsh,
of Wilkesboro star route, have re
ceived a War Department telegram
saying that their son. Pvt. Odell
A. Marsh, was slightly wounded In
action in Prance on October 1.
Pvt. Marsh entered service two
years ago and went overseas early
this year. He has three brothers
New Trial Granted
In the Allen Case
The state supreme court, in an
opinion handed down at Raleigh
on October 11th, granted a new
trial In the case of Hill Allen,
tried and convicted at the March
1944 term of Wilkes superior
Applications for renewal of A
and B gasoline ration books are
now being accepted by the ratlo*-
The present A books will explr*
on November 8, because the num
ber 12 coupons in the books will
not he used. New books will b*
Issued in, order that the A cou
pons will be the same thronghoit
The new A books to go into ef
fect November 9 will have cou
pons with a value of four gallons
each. However, the ration of two
gallons weekly will remain nn
changed. There will be three
number 13 coupons, which will be
valid from November 9 to Decem
Applications blanks for the new
A books may now be obtained at
the following service stations In
Wilkes: M. C. Jones, Oakwoods;
Hobert Delp, Purlear; T. F. Greer,
Boomer; R. D. Hayes, Millers
Creek; D. E. Turner, Cricket;
Johnson’s Esso Station, Texaco
Service Station, Culler's Esso Sta
tion, Wilkesboro; C. M McNeill’s
Store, Ferguson; Lawrence Pear
son, Roaring River; Dancy’s Serv
ice Station, Wllbar; A. R. Miller,
Vannoy; Walter Warren, D. C.
Castevens, Traphlll; John Wood
ruff, Hays; W. M. Osborne, Mc
Grady; J. W. Cheek, Roaring
River route one; Textile Service
Station, Motor Market, Lovette-
Walker Esso Station. Uptown
Service Station, Dick’s Service
Station, Landon’s Central Serv
ice Station, Wilkes Tire Store.
Motor Service Sales company and
Yadkin 'Valley Motor company.
Applicants should fill out the
blank completely, attach cover of
the present A or D book to the
blank, and mall or carry the ap
plication, with tire Inspection
sheet, to the rationing board in
the area in which they live.
Workers Needed To
Help Built Combat
Mr. Ballard, of Bethlehem-Spar-
row Paint Shipyard, is at the
North Wilkesboro office of the U.
S. Employment Service and will
remain until October 21 to sign
up workers for this company. This
shipyard pays trainees 70 12
cents for first 30 days of training
after which 80 1-2 cents per hoar
will be paid for the remainder of
court on a charge of falling to
provide for support,9^,iy|ej^^ate training which is approximately
child. ■ 1 ' weeks. Other workers needed
Attorneys Eugene Trivette, J. ' by this company are sheet metal
E. Houshouser and J. AUle Hayes workers, shipfitters, arc welders,
appeared before the supreme This shipyard, which makes corn-
court on behalf of Allen.
Bus Station Here
Is To Be Moved
bat transports and tankers, Is lo
cated at Sparrows Point, Md., near
If Interested, call at the Em
ployment office any day this week
except Tuesday and Friday.
Will Be Open On Thursday
Morning: In Motor Market
Building, Main and 6th
The bankers of North Carolina
at their special meeting In Raleigh j
Thursday, October 12, heartily
endorsed the nationwide move
ment of the American Bankers
Assoclat’in to place ample bank
credit . the disposal of business
during che reconversion period.
W. D. Halfacre, of the Bank of
North Wilkesboro. who attended
the meeting, stated that a large
and representative group .of
bankers attended the meeting to
hear ABA leaders explain the de
tails of the program.
J. N. Cobum of Whlteville,
state president of the Bankers Aa-
Bociatlon, presided at the meeting.
The speakers Included Robert M.
Hanes of Winston-Salem, who Is
chairman of the ABA Post War
Small Business Credit Commls
Sion, H. H. Augustine of Rich
mond, a member of the commls-
Bus station in North Wilkesboro
will be moved on Wednesday
night of this, week from Its pres
ent location on Ninth street to the
Motor Market building on the
corner of Main and Sixth streets.
I M. C. Woodie, manager of the
Union bus terminal, stated today
j that the Motor Market building,
which he recently purchased, has
been remodeled Into a modern bus
'station and that the bus station
I will be open there on Thursday
The new bus station will have
ample facilities for accommodating
the many patrons of the bus lines
using the station. Many buses
can be parked at the stat;on with
out creating traffic congestion.
A bus station barter shop with
three chairs has been installed
and win he under the management
of Bruce Jones, a well experlenc
A concession selling magazines.
slon, and Walter E. French and
We were out to protect the 1 Edward Drew, deputy manager of
(See Gets Plane—page eight) | (See Halfacre—page eight)
veteran of several campaigns In
the South Pacific, was wonndad
several days ago while In com
bat on Pelelln Island. How
ever hla wounds are not describ
ed as serious in messages re
ceived here by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Cyrus Kilby. CpI.
Kilby was wounded In the Guad
alcanal campaign In the fall of
1942 but fully recovered and
returned to combat duty.
soft drinks, candles, cigarettes,
etc., will be operated at the sta
tion and will be changed into a
bus station cafe as soon as condi
A service station will be operat
ed in connection with the atatlon
and will be under the supervision
of W. B. Marlowe, who will be
service station manager and sta
Mr. Woodie will be assisted In
operating the bus station by Mrs.
I Woodie, Mrs. Asile Marsh and Miss
Pfc. Romie Stokes
Private First Class Romie
Stokes, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Stokes, of Cycle, has
been reported missing in action
in the European theatre of war in
a message to his parents from the
War Department. Pfc. Stokes is
a veteran of the North African
campaign and was awarded the
Purple Heart for wounds received
in action in that theatre on Sep
tember 13, 1943. He went Into
service in September, 1941, and
has been overseas since May, 1943.
S.Sgt. Chas. Hanks
Missing In Action
staff Sergeant Charles W.
Hanks, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R.
Hanks, of Benham, has been miss
ing In action In Italy since Sep
tember 16, according to a message
received by his parents from the
War Department last Monday.
Sgt. Hanks went Into service In
November, 1942, and trained at
Camp Adair, Oregon, prior to go
ing overseas In April of this year.
He was wounded In action In June
and was awarded the Purple
Mrs. T. A. Finley’s
Mrs. J. B. Cochran died In a
Charlotte hospital this morning,
according to news received here
today by her daughter, Mrs. T. A.
Finley. Mrs. Cochran had been
in for some time.
Funeral arrangements ar« In
fVEKT. DOLLAR GIVEN TO UNITED WAR FU HD WILL HELP YOOR^, BROTHER, HUSBAND