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THE JOURNAI^PATi;iOT HAS BLAZED THE TRAHi OF PROGRESS IN THE ‘‘STATE OF WH.KES” FOR OVER 88 YEARS so as not to miss an issue. ^
VOL. XXXjX, No. 51 ' Publuhed Monday, and Thur^iay..' NORTH WiLKESBORO. N. C;. MONDAY, OCTf23rd, 1944 Watch Year Ubal-KWp jfoy Sabscriptioii Paidjn^^
Taken By Clark
After Brief ‘Out’
Escaped Convicts Thumb A
Ride From Patrol Sergeant
Out Looking For Them
Highway Patrol Sergeant A. H.
Clark and associates have cap
tured all four of the prisoners who
escaped Wednesday front the
prison camp at Yadklnvllle.
First two of the four prisoners
• described as dangerous and des
perate were taken on Thursday
night about ten miles from North
Wilkesboro on highway 115 to
ward Statesville. Clark and a
prison guard were going along the
highway In a car when George
Hare and Ralph Cllnard thumbed
them for a ride. Naturally, the
^fleers were glad to accommodate
of the men they were so anxt
J*On Saturday night Sergeant
' mlark found the other two es-
'capees, Robert Powers and Eu
gene Alexander, on the highway
near the Wilkes Iredell line. They
were standing on the side of the
highway and waiting for the
The escaped convicts left a trail
robberies which led to their
QC^ture. Homes near Inscore’s
B^Kore were entered by Hare and
Cllnard and on Saturday two or
more homes were entered near
Union Grove, where Powers amd
Alexander stole clothing.
WAR FUND CAMPAIGN
CONTINUES IN WILKES
Rev. J. 0. Ervin
1$ Named Pastor
SPEAKERS AT REPUBLICAN RALLY
Continued! Effort and Liberal Giving Now
* Needed to Put Wilkes County Over
the Top In National Campaign
with less than half of the $18,-
000 goat in the total given to date,
extra effort and many and numer
ous contributions are urged on the
part of Wilkes people In the Unit
ed War Fund and Community
Chest campaign now under way.
Leaders In the campaign em
phasize the Importance of liberal
giving in order to reach the goal
and put Wilkes over the top In
this great war effort.
The United War fund contains
25 very worthy causes for the
benefit of service men and women
and for the relief of war victims
In our allied nations.
In order that the public may
get a true picture of what the
United War Fund drive will do,
the following facts are given:
S. S. Convention
Cub Creek Church
The Brushy Mountain Baptist
Sunday School convention will
convene with Cub Creek Baptist
church on Friday. October 27th.
at 7:30 p. m.
The subject to be discussed will
be, "How We May Improve Our
Teaching In Sunday School".
The music and singing will be
given by the choir of Cub Creek
church and the program and
apeakera will be as follows:
' «■ OgTuttBBat’ exBTClae,
8:00. Rev. L. T. Younger.
„ "The Teachers Task In
rprovhig our Teaching”.
Story, 8:00 to 8:20.
"How We May Improve Our Bi
ble Study and the Human Re-
souces in Teaching", Mrs. W. F.
Randolph. 8:20 to 8:40,
“How We May Improve Our
Pupils 3tudy and the Human Side
of Teaching”, Miss Lucy Thomp
son, 8:40 to 9:00.
The selecting of a church for
the next meeting, song by the
Cub Creek choir and adjourn
?1.00—makes it possible for French War Relief to pur
chase seeds for a new crop for a farm family.
$1.00—enables Belgian War Relief to take care of one
refugee for one day in Portugal.
$1.00—permits Norwegian Relief to provide 1 set of
underwear and sleeping garments for one child.
$1.00—to the National Denmark Association will insure
canned milk for 1 baby for ten days.
$1.00—enables American Relief for Italy to provide a
daily portion of hot soup for one person for one month.
$2.00—for Refugee Relief Trustees will bu> 1 pair of
shoes, or an overcoat, for a child refugee.
$2.00—to British War Relief will provide asbestos
gloves for one civilian fire fighter.
$2.CO—enables United Czech Relief to maintain 2 refu
gees fer 1 day in Switzerland.
$3.00—for War Prisoners Aid enables it to provide one
food package for one prisoner.
$3.00—for Greek War Relief will purchase canned milk
for 1 starving baby for one month.
$3.00—to United China Relief will pay the salary of one
nurse for one month, or provide food for 10 starving child
ren for a month.
$3.00—enables Norwegian Relief to purchase w'oolen
clothing for one man.
$3.00—for United Yugoslav Relief will purchase a
warm blanket, a man’s raincoat, or 1 pair of warm
blankets, a man’s raincoat, or 1 pair of man’s or woman’s
boots or shoes.
$3.00—enables the Queen Wilhelmina Fund to provide
anaesthesia masks to deaden pain for operation on 3 Dutch
$6.00—for Russian War Relief will purchase one heater
or stove, or wool for ten knitted helmets, or seeds for farm
crops for five families.
$6^0—enables Polish War Relief to care for one or-
pMn cFild refugee in a home in England for five days.
$5.00—to the U. S. Committee for the Care of European
Children insures an American foster home for oile Euro
pean child for one week.
$10.00—permits USO (United Service Organizations)
to pay for feature movies, song records and refreshments
for a mobile unit to entertain 1,000 men in five isolated
$10.00—to United Seamen’s Service insures surgical
equipment for an operation on a wounded American Mer
$10.00—to British War Relief covers the cost of 2 1-2
Pfc. J. T. Simmons
Private First Class James T.
Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Phoy Simmons of Thurmond, has
been wounded in action in the
European area, according to a
message received by his parents
from the War Department last
vw»ek. Pfc. Simmons entered the
service in September 1942, and
trained at Camp Wheeler, Geor
gia: Camden. Maine, and Fort
Meade. Md. He went overseas in
January, 1944. Pfc. Simmons was
awarded the Sliver Star for gal
lantry In action In Italy in April
of this year.
SHOES — Airplane Stamps
Nos. 1 and 2 in book three good
for one pair of shoes each In
definitely. Airplane stamp No.
3 will become valid November
GASOLINE—Coupons No. 11
^(n A book go*d for three gal-
lon^ became effective Aug. 9
»ad will expire November I.
■ SUGAR — Sugar stamps 30.
'^1, 32, 33 (book 4) good for
five pounds Indefinitely.
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
K5 (Book 4) now valid at 10
poinu each for use with tokens.
SUGAR: Sugar sUmp 40
good for fire pounds eanaiag
sugar until February 28, 1045.
Sugar eoupons R-325 issued for
oanning sugar ere valid In
definitely and did not expire
A tire manufacturer may
transfer new truck tires to any
dealer . without certlfleatea,
providing the establishment
■hipping the tires does not have
any replenishment portions oa
which orders have not bMa
days’ service for one of the 316 ambulances maintained in
Great Britain for transporting blitz victims and wounded
Blue Ridge Singing
At Gordon Sunday
The Blue Ridge Singing Asso
ciation, of which G. C. Hamby is
chairman, and A. M. McGee Is
secretary, will meet on October
2 9th—fifth Sunday—at 1 p. m.
All choirs and quartets in the
as.soclation are urged to be pres
ent, and visiting choirs are es
Mrs. Joe Carter
Mrs. Joe Carter, the former
Miss Beatrice Bentley, is the new
leader for the Brownie Girl Scout
troop in Wilkesboro. Local coun
cil leaders feel fortunate In se
curing Mrs. Carter as leader for
the troop and predict splendid
progress under her leadership.
Girl Scout Week
Will Begin With
Girl Scout Week observance
will begin on Sunday, October 29,
with, a special service at the First
Baptist church at the 11 o’clock
Girl Scouts and Brownies of all
the troops will be seated In a body
and will be in uniform. Dr. David
E. Browning, pastor, will deliver
a sermon appropriate for the oc
Research has indicated that the
meat of exercised cattle is more
tender than that of cattle having
little opportunity to move about.
Stewards to Meet
Board of Stewards of the First
Methodist church will meet Tues-
I day evening, seven o'clock, at the
home of J. R. Hix.
Serves In France
Socceds Rev. Fred H. Shinn;
Others Returned To Their
Three of the Methcdlst pastors
In Wilkes were returned for an
other year by the annual confer
ence of the Western North Caro
lina district of the Methodist
church in Charlotte last week.
Rev. A. C. Waggoner, First
Methodist, North Wilkesboro;
Rev. S. J. Brawley, Moravian
Falls: and Rev. J. L. A. Bumgar
ner. Millers Creek, were returned.
Rev. J. 0. Ervin was assigned to
the Wilkesboro and Union Metho
dist churches, succeeding Rev.
Fred H. Shinn, who was transfer
red to Glbsonville.
Rev. J. S. Hiatt was again as
signed as superintendent of the
Statesville district, which includes
Rev. H. G. Allen, a former pas
tor of the First Methodist here
and who for the past few years
had been pastor of Broad Street
Methodist church In Statesville,
was appointed superintendent of
the Winston-Salem district.
Pattoi aid McNeill
Large Crowd Attends Re«
publicM Rally; Machine
trmutL raituu, leci, ot Morganton, Republican candi
date lor governor, and Robert H. McNeill, widely known
attorney of Washington, D. C., were the principal
speakers at a county-wide Republican rally held at the
courthouse in Wilkesboro Saturday afternoon.
steady expansion of American
ground force positions on all Leyte
Island fronts today paralleled the
beginning of work on what a
communique called a "great base
for all arms lor future opera
Simultaneously, Gen. Douglas
MacArthur In a proclamation de
clared the Americans had come as
“liberators for the entire Philip
pine archipelago". He declared
the seat of the Islands’ Govern
ment had been re-established un
der President Sergio Osmena, of
the Commonwealth GoveimmAat.
who landed vnth
Enemy forces t)n Leyte appar
ently arh withdrawing westward
after their "preliminary defeat”,
the communique reported.
It said work had begun to pre
pare the captured airfields near
Tacloban and Dulag for American
use, as other preparations com
menced to make Leyte a great of
fensive base for future campaigns.
MacArthur’s proclamation de
dared the laws and regulations of
Puppet President Jose P. Laurel’s
"Republic’’ Government are “null
and void" In areas “free of enemy
occupation and control”.
Lt. John Blackburn
Is Slightly Wounded
LleuL John K. Blackburn was
slightly wounded in action in
France on October 1, according
to an official War Department
mes.sage received here Friday by
his father, E. »I. Blackburn, of
Lt. Blackburn is in the ar
mored Infantry in Genera] Pat
ton’s army on the western front
In France near the German bor
Mrs. Addle Sale
CHAPLAIN WATT COOPER TELLS
Taken By Death
Mrs. Susan Spicer Swaringen,
89, widow of Samuel F. Swarin
gen, died Wednesday evening at
her hom'e at Traphill following a
critical illness of several weeks.
She was a daughter of the late
Samuel T. and Elizabeth Bryan
Spicer of Traphill. and spent her
entire life at her homeplace, with
the exception of four years when
she resided at Farmington In
Davie county with her husband, to
whom she was married In 1888.
She had been a member of the
Methodist church since girlhood.
Surviving Include a son, D. B.
Swaringen; six grandchildren; one
s'ster, Mrs. P. H. Alexander, of
An Impressive funeral service
was conducted at the ho£e of D.
B. Swaringen Saturday and burial
was In the family cemetery. Rev.
Grant Cothren and Rev. C. yT.
Miles conducted the last rites.
Mrs. Addle E. Sale, one of
Wilkes county’s best known resi
dents, died Suhday afternoon at
her home in the Cycle community.
Mrs. Sale, who had reached the
age ot 71 years, was apparently
in normal health until she was
suddenly stricken. Coroner I. M.
Myers attributed her death to
Mrs. Sale was a daughter of the
late Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Myers,
and widow, of the late John E.
Sale. For many years she taught
in the public schools of Wilkes
county and was one of the coun
ty’s most beloved teachers.
She Is survived by one son, D.
W. Sale, one brother, Rev. Gns
Myers, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah
Casey and Mrs. W. F. Rash, all of
the Cycle community.
Funeral serVlce will he held
Tuesday, two p. m., at Union
Pvt. Howard Pierce is serv
ing with the infantvy in France.
He entered the army on March
23 this year and went overseas
September 1. His wife, the
former Miss Annie Whittington,
and two children, Dorothy and
Bobby, make their home at Red
dles River. Fvt. Fierce is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. N. W.
Pierce, of Noitli Wilkesboro,
Dance Friday Night
Wilkes post of the American
Legion Is sponsor of a dance to
be held Friday night, October 27,
nine o’clock, in the Legion and
Abxlllarv clubhouse. There will
ibe ronnd and aguare dancing with
music by the Lenoir "Smooth
Rhythm Boys". Charge will be
75 cents per person.
BUY MORE WAR BONDS
KIWANIANS AND LIONS OF HIS
EXPERIENCES IN SOUTH PACIFIC
Going to Georgia
Former Presbyterian Pastor
Holds Rapt Attention Of
* Audiences In City
Herbert H. Cobb lias resigned
as superintendent of the Coble
Dairy Products Inc., plant in
Wilkesboro, to accept the posi-
(lon as superintendent of the
dairy at the University of Geor- ^
gla at Athens, Ga. The univer
sity dairy manufacturers dairy
products for sale and is the
training ground for students
specializing in dairy manufac
turing. Mr. Cobb holds a B. 8.
d^;ree In dairy manufacturing
from N. C. State College and
plans to pursue studies at the
Chaplain Watt M. Cooper held
the rapt attention of his listeners
Friday noon as he addressed the
North Wilkesboro Klwanls Club
and on Friday evening as he spoke
to the Lions Club here about his
experiences as a naval chaplain
with a Seabees batalllcn of the
navy in the Southwest Pacific dur
ing the past 18 months.
Chaplain Cooper, pastor of the
North Wilkesboro Presbyterian
church before entering the navy,
gave a thrilling account of many
interesting incidents, in a graphic
way presenting the human side yf
service in the southwest Pacific
zone of war operations.
The 'batallion served by Chap
lain Cooper was recruited mainly
in central and western states and
the average age was 33 years. It
was their jobs to Immediately fol
low invasion forces, build airfields,
roads and other construction. The
speaker touched briefly on hard
ships and dangers encountered
but devoted his addresses mainly
to the humorous and human in
terest incidents experienced.
Chaplain Cooper described na
tives found in New Guinea and
other bases as Mclonesians who
are fond of Americans but who
bate Japs because of cruelties and
atrocities inflicted, especially
against their women.
After relating many very In
teresting Incidents about the men,
their pets, their problems and
Frank Patton brought his cam
paign for governor of North Caro
lina to the Wilkes’ Republican ral
ly held Saturday afternoon In the
courthouse with a capacity crowd
Patton emphatically attacked
federal bureaucracy that re-
stricta and regulates every con
duct and action of every Ameri
can”, and devoted the latter part
of his address to state Issues.
He cited action of the Democra
tic legislature in taking powers
of self government from Republi
can counties in his contention that
North Carolina Is ruled by ma
chine politics, and bitterly de
nounced such actions as district
ing of Wilkes for election of
county commlslsoners, which
places the minority party In con
trol of the county’s financial af
University of Georj^ia for his |t]jgir interests. Chaplain Cooper
Master dep«e. He will begin jjjgjj ^rere deeply re-
hLs new work November 1st.
Red Cross Asking
For Kit Bags Now
llgious and how they worked
zealously to erect chapels. The
chapels were filled and standing
room faken at every service, he
He predicted that following the
war the church will have the
Wilkes chapter of the American __ ___ _ ,
Red Cross la asking ladies who ! greatest period In its history when
are making kit bags to get them the men who have learned to know
in to local Red Cross headquarters’God and religion return to their
as soon as possible, because the I places at home,
bags must be packed and shipped ,Dr. M. G. Edwards was program
In the very near future. I chairman and presented Chaplin
———- ..,^1 'cooper, former member of Kl-
I here, at the Klwnls lunch-
Gets Promotion I eon Friday. Prior to the program
J. B. Snipes made an excellent re
port on the success of Wilkes
Englebert, who recently return
ed to F'ort Bennlng, Ga,, after
spending a furlough at home,
has been promoted rapidly since
entering service in January this
year. He completed the motor
mechanics school at Port Hen
ning and has been transferred
to Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. His
wife, the former Mtoa Athalla
Beshears, and six children re
side on North Wilkesboro rente
one. Before entering the army
he held a position with Wniiama.
boys and girls at the Fatstock
show In Elkin last week.
Guests at the Klwanls meeting
were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. D.
D. Bundrlck with Pat Williams;
G. S. Winters with Carl E.‘ Van-
Deman; John Gibbs with his fath
er, Robert S. Gibbs; Dave Scroggs,
■)f St. Petersburg. Fla., with Dr.
F. C. Hubbard, Andrew Borders,
■■f Hickory, was a visiting Kl-
Boyd Stout was In charge of the
Lions Club program and present
’d Chaplain Cooper. Prior to his
address W. B. Collins gave a bio
graphical sketch of Boyd Stout, a
regular feature of all the club
The club welcomed five vlsRlnv
Lions from the newly organised
’,lub at Taylorsville, which the
North Wilkesboro club helped to
organize and Is sponsoring. It
was also announced that the local
club had furnished a delegation
to help organize a club at Sparta
on last Monday night.
Guests at the Lions meeting
were as follows: Mrs. Paul Caah-
lon and Paul Knight with Pan!
Cashlon; Edward Podrebarac
with R. A. Manshlp; W. D. Half
acre with Claude Ke^ Mrs. C.- L.
Gibson, Rev. Sidney Crane and
Gilbert T. Bare with C.'U Gibson;
Mrs.' Boyd Stont, Mrs. Watt Coop
er, Sam Ogilrie and Mr) and Mrs.
(See CoopeP->-p«ce fMr)
The second feature speaker for
the rally was R. H. McNeill,
Wilkes native and now promin
ent Washington, D. C., attorney,
who is campaigning in North
Carolina as a representative of the
National Republican committee.
He mainly discussed national Is
sues, asking the election of Gover
nor Dewey for president and ex
pressing his belief that North
Carolina may go Into the Dewey
Attacking what he termed "ma
chine politics”, Patton in hls ad
dress cited the fact that the Dem
ocratic legislature had overruled
the ballot by reducing the term
of a Republican sheriff elected
for four years to two years, and
in another Instance slashing the
pay of a Republican sheriff which
the voters had selected. In Madi
son, he said, the commissioners
elected by the people to run their
affairs are prohibited by an act of
the “machine” legislature from
drawing a jury. He also attacked
the districting of Wilkes, Yadkin
and Cherokee counties, saying
that It closely resembles national
fascism and denies people the very
rights which American boys are
fighting and dying for abroad.
N, B. Smlthey, chairman of the
Wilkes Republican executive com
mittee, presided at the rally. At
torney J. H. Whicker presented
Patton and McNeill was Intro
duced by .Attorney J. Allle Hayes.
Following the address candi
dates for county offices were pre
sented as follows: C. C. Bidden
and I. J. Broyhlll, candidates for
Gommisisoners; W. B. Somers,
state senate; Troy Foster, register
of deeds. Attorney T. E. Story,
Roy Foster, former Wilkes man
and now chairman of the Repub
lican executive committee of the
state of Georgia, was presented
and spoke briefly, as did P. E.
Brown, member of the state board
of elections, and J. C. Grayson,
member of the county board of
In brief remarks Attorney T. E.
Story said that he had been re
liably informed that the usual
election year “request” had gone
out' to school teachers for cam
paign funds for the Democratic
Attorney J. F. Jordan Introduc
ed a brief resolution to the assem
bly and the resolution termed the
Democrats’ request for funds
from school teachers ”an out
rage”. The resolution passed un
animously by a standing vote.
Chairman Smlthey in brief re
marks called attention to the fact
that Saturday, October 29, will b«
the last opportunity to register
for the election, and also gave
some Instructions relative to ap
plications for absentee ballots.
J. C. McDiarmi!l
J. O. McDiiirmld died and-
dently this afternoon of a heart
attack while engaged In his du
ties at the office of Parkway
Bus company, where he held a
Mr. McDlamild was well
known here where he was for
aeveral years manager of the
local office of the Carolina Mo
tor club and had held other r^
SurviTinji' Mr. McDIarmld are
his wife, Mn. Kate RoMasou
McDiamid, and fire mmm and
daughterat, James U. MrTMar-
mid, Jr., this eltjrt Charln M.
MelNamiM, Augusta, Ga.; Deu-
iM McBtenM. H. 8. Arman
Cadieriae MMNaMM, lu
Wm; Misa Janie