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MattuUtr to In the adrance-
MiMt mad SmitroTement In our
',liUh the Fbudah Northeastern
taaqr KMur the Rnasian Frontier.
—Vtnnlah troopa In three main
battles on the Snomasealmi front
slnee, Oeoemiber 24 have almost
w destroTed an entire Russian army
' ^eoips of about 60,000 men. The
army corps, the 9th, was made up
of ^e Russian 44th, 163rd and
l€4th IntaatiT divisions. Victories
over the 44th and 163rd have
been rw>rted, and there had been
somewhat vague reports of the
deetmetlon of the 164th.
A "snstalned period of good
bnslness’ was predicted Monday
night by John W. Hanes, former
undersecretary of the U. S. Treas
ury, as he addressed a Jackson
Day dinner at Dallas, Texas. The
former Winston-Salem man said
that: “There are signs that. If the
abnormal circumstances and con
ditions abroad do not prevent, we
have begun to enjoy what should
be a reasonably long and sustain
ed period of good business.”
MAY AID FINNS
Washington, Jan. 9.—^Presi
dent Roosevelt said today that he
was talking over with the etate
department the Question of ex
tending further American aid to|
«nland.,Reporters reminded him
of proposals in Congrees for loans
of $60,600,000 to the Finns and
lor making the new Garand army
I rifle, available to them. Asked
■w'Wher he had anything to say,
thJ chief executive said not now
(. but that probably he would have
^ eomething next week. Credits of
$16,000,000 for the purchase of
non-military goods have been ar
ranged for the Finnish govern-
>»l6eht through the Export-Import
COL. McNEILL DBIAD
Fayetteville, Jan. 9. — Col.
George McNeill, 57, one of Fay-
ettevllle’s foremost business men
^ and political leaders, died at 6
o’clock tonight at his home on St.
James square after a long period
of 111 health. 'Colonel McNeill was
secretary of the state board of
elections, having been appointed
a member of the board by Gover
nor Hoey 'in 1938. This was his
second tenure of membership on
the state electi'^us board, he hav
ing been previCN^ly appointed by
Governor Gardner. He was a
member of the house of the gen
eral aseembly of 1919 and a mem
ber of the senate of 1933.
SAVED LIFE T^CE
Hamlet. Jan. 9.—Police Chief
John B. Fallaw and Officer E. B.
Smith said they saved a man’s life
twice today. When they came to
«0rk this morning they heard a
etnnge sound in the cell block.
knveBtigation disclosed, they said,
Roy B. Looper, negro prison-
1.1/t used bis necktie to hang
* hfBUtelf. Dooper had not lost con-
a^naoess. The officers out him
down and left him in his cell. A
^rt while later, the officers
"caaie back. The negro had tried
to hank himself again, the offi-
een said, this time using his belt
Ijoaoer, a truck dylver, was ar
te*^ last nl^t by Night Officer
n«wltt Ormaby, who said the ne-
gtreete staging aa^^onUng.
After eaUlng the hospital and
o^rlot had about decided that
T^es who could claim the sav-
Sfeoa«M=y and It
til this utaspaper received a pos-
tei nrd aBBOuncement of a New
ITMra^T** JMterday that we
fiSned dlff«®»tty- Mr. and Mrs.
c Shoeta, of Heddlee River,
i JJnounce the birth of a sou on
l.?*¥Srsiadard Oil Compaq M
MIsw $Hn a iavtag aoeourt at
“ to baWoa bom ou Jann-
. Twins get |160 each.
SBOBO. N. C. thi
By 5ffl In
l^es baring 19^
StatiatiesJ RapMt R«we«k
Much Activity On Part
Of Health Departatahfc
Births outnumbered deaths ta
Vrakeo county by a ratio of al
most tone to one, a sthtlBUeal re
port rtieased today by the coun
ty health department showed.
During the year there were
803 births while deaths Wore on
ly 264. During the month of De
cember there were 38 births and
Other figures gleaned from the
report indicated the activities of
the health department for the
In the syphilis clinic a total of
6,163 treatments wore given,
686 being during the month of
December. A total of 1,649 blood
samples were taken for Wasser-
Smallpox vaccinations and
diphtheria Immunizations were
plentiful during the year, there
being 936 vaccinations against
smallpox and 952 diphtheria.
Other parts of the report In
dicated much activity on the part
of the health officer. Dr. A. J.
Eller, and other members of the
health department personnel.
Ranger For Park
In Auto Accident
B. T. Csunpbell Suffered Lac
erations When Car
B. T. Campbell, national park
service ranger on the Blue Ridge
Parkway, was painfully injured
Wednesday evening when his car
skidded and overturned on high
way 16 about 12 miles northwest
of this city.
Mr. Campbell was returning to
his home here from the parkway
when the accident occured. He
said his car skidded on some Ice
on the pavement and overturned
after hitting the ditch.
He received treatment at the
Wilkes hospital, where It was
found that he suffered a painful
cut on his right cheek, a scalp
laceratl-in and a cut on his left
leg. His car was badly damaged.
Cosmic Ray-Photog^|rs^t^6Mlly Re^ption
It was 38 degrees below zero near CUettgo reoently-tat ^aha
i^tiire recortog was made at an mlUtuda of 29,100 feet A parly of photographers
iTJhMograph cwmic rays. Perhaps Santa Claus’ whiskers serve a practical purpose. They help keep
Wm warm. ->
Wilkes County Receives 1,325
Acres Tobacco Allotment In 1940
Rev. O. C. Holland, of Taylors
ville began his pastorate at Wil-
kesboro Baptist church, Sunday
morning, January 7, at eleven
o’clock. This service was well at
tended considering the inclement
weather. Mr. Holland preached
a most appropriate sermon on the
subject: “In The Beginning God.”
The schedule of services of
Wilkesboro Baptist church fol
lows: Sunday school each Sun
day morning, 9:45; Preaching the
first and third Sunday morning
at 11 o’clock, and the second and
fourth Sunday evenings at 7:30.
Midweek Prayer service each
Wednesday evening at 7:00 o’
clock; B. T. U. each Sunday
evening at 6:15.
The public is cordially Invited
to attend these services. Visitors
are always welcome.
County Council Meet
On Saturday, January 20th, the
county council of the Federation
of Home Demonstration clubs in
Wilkes county will meet In the
office of the Home Demonstra
tion agent in the courthouse, at
2:00 p. m. At this time the new
ly elected officers will preside,
and plans for the coming year
will be discussed. A program of
special interest wUl be given fol
lowing the business session. It is
important that every local club
officer be present at thte meet
2 From Wilkes At
Jackson Day Meet
J. R. Rousseau, chairman of
the Wilkes Democratic executive
committee, and W. A. McNlel,
prominent party leader, attended
the Jackson Day dinner In Ral
eigh Monday night.
They report a very enthusias
tic gatherlug of Democrats taom^
all parts of the state. Despite the'
Inclement weather, there were
about 460 ta attendance.
The principal address of thd
meeting was toy Paul V. McNutt,
a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for president.
A further account of hte ad
dress may be found elsewhere In
2 Liquor Cars
Are Captured By
Sheriff Dough ton and Pa-
trolnian Jordan Get Car
Each Last Night
Sherill Claude T. Doughton and
State Highway Patrolman Carlyle
Jordan captured two liquor cars
In both Instances the drivers
escaped on foot but officers were
investigating today to learn Iden
tity of owners of the cars taken.
Near Windy Gap Sheriff
Doughton captured a late model
car laden with a cargo of short-
measure fruit jars which had not
been filled with moonshine and
on highway 115 Patrolman Jor
dan overtook and captured a car
with nine cases of fruit jajs fill
ed with sugarhead liquor. ’The
officer ibegan the chase on high
way 421 east of Wilkesboro and
caught the car about one mile
from the highway Intersection on
Wilkes In Line With Other
Counties With Substan
The final adjustments have
been made on the tobacco allot
ments for Wilkes county and ap
proved by the State Committee
with a final allotment of 1,325
acres for Wilkes County. This
will put Wilkes county In line
with the other counties 'with a
substantial rsduction from
acres ot tob(>oco that, was p$ai>tBd
in the cotmt r ta
“The promises that were made
by the Secretary of Agriculture,
Henry A. Wallace in a letter,
sent out to all tobacco producers,
was upheld in as much as he
promised no reductions being
greater than 20 per cent, and as
much as 20 per cent given back
to small producers. Wilkes coun
ty is fortunate Indeed in securing
cuts that were so nearly the
same as was received In 1939.
There were no great reductions
and every producer received a
small reduction. It Is believed
that all of the farmers In the
county will be pleased with the
allotments that they received,”
Lawrence Miller, chief clerk of
the Triple A in Wilkes said today.
All producers who planted to
bacco without an allotment In
1939 came within the same class
with those who were old growers,
and had to take a five year aver
age, which In a single year would
i amount to 1-5 of the planted
acreage in 1939. This type of
producer was the kind that was
cut the most.
Bank Is Held Here
Directors And Officers Re-
Elected; Bank Has Pros
Meet January 20
Will Be Held At Research
Laboratory On Highway
Annual business meeting of the
Brushy Mountain Fruit Growers
association 'will be held at the
L. S. Lowe, member of one of
Wilkes most widely known fami
lies and for many years a promi
nent merchant here, died sudden
ly Wednesday morning at eight
o’clock; Death occured at his
He was bom near Moravian
Falls In Wilkes county, a son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. John Lowe.
His family and brothers are well
and favorably known In this sec
tion of the state.
For the past several years he
apple research laboratory on-operated the North Wilkesboro
highway 16 Saturday afternoon. Hardware company of C street ta
January 20, two o’clock, officers this city and was also a farmer
said today. ' jand orchardlst, having property
Officers for the yw ■will toe In the Moravian Falls community,
elected and other bustaess oC in-j He is survived by his widow
terest to all fruit growsra will be and four children: James 1*
transacted. A tall attendance of Lowe, Mrs. F. H. Crow and Mrs.
Raleigh.—-The annual meeting
of the North Carolina Society of
Surveyors wlUi be hiMd at N, C.
fralt growers, memtoera and non-
members, Js urged,
Included on the pfogna will
be talks ^y M. a Gardner and H.
R. NtowQBgsr, of the ^ektenslon
service, who. will show -^morlBg
pictures taken ta Brashy Moun
tain orchards and ta Hsnderson
county dnrtag ths year.
'Carl a iFanDeman, ta charge
eute College Jan. 24, with reg-to* the laboratory, wUl gl^ *
istratlcn scheduled to start at'16 revleV of research work during
,the past year and^'lell ptans for
Officers and directors of the
Northwestern Bank were re
elected ta .the annual meetings of
stockholders and directors held
at the bank’s home office here
R. A. Doughton, of Sparta,
president of the. bepk organised
ta 19J7 and now serring with
branches in eight counties, said ta
his annual report that the bank
has experienced a good year and
that the Institution looks forward
to the coming year with H)tlm-
He commented on the earnings
for the year and a sMtostantial In
crease ta the bank’s surplus.
While we are not boasting,” he
said, “we have every reason to
be proud of our present position.”
Directors re-elected for the
coming year- were as follows: R.
A. Doughton, Sparta; W. C. Ber
ry, Bakersvllle; R. L. Doughton,
Laurel Springs; J. T. Prevette,
North Wilkesboro; Ralph Dun
can, North Wilkesboro; M. B.
Reeves, Laurel Springs; W. W.
Mast, Valle Gruels; George Green,
Bakersvllle; W. D
Boone; M. A. Higgins, Eunice;
Harry Bailey, Penland; N. B.
Smlthey, Wilkesboro; W. B. Col
Officers were re-elected as fol
lows: R. A. Doughton, president;
Edwin Duncan, executive vice
president; John C. McBee, Sr.,
vice president; W. J. Caroon, sec
Local boards of managers were
elected for the nine branches of
the bank as follows:
North Wilkesboro—C. A. Lowe,
C. 0. McNlel, A. H. Casey, J. H.
Pearson, Ralph Duncan, J. T. Pre
vette, R. L. Doughton and George
Sparta—R. A. Dou*diton, D. C.
Duncan, A. F. Reeves, M. A. Hlg-
gins and M. B. Reeves.
Boone—W. W. Mast, G. P.
Hagaman, Gordon H. Winkler, W.
D. Farthing, 8. C. Cragg and D.
„ Blowing Rock—H. P. Hol-
shouser, G. C. Robbins and C. S.
BakersvIUe—W. O. Berry, J. C.'
McBee, Sr., W. F. Hughes, G. W.
Greene and Harry Bailey.
Bums'VlUe — B. R. Penland,
Robert Presnell and O. M. Bailey.
Jefferwn—VT. B. Austin, John
F. Scott and Dal BUnabury.
'TaylorielHe—Dr..;, A*a Tbure-
ton. 8. B. UtUe. X A. White, O.
M. Kirkpatrick, J. P,- Bcherd and
A. C. Payne.
Valdeee — John D. Onigon,
John y. Benfleld, Ben Ponm. J.
D. Brtaklejr, O. J), Carpenter end
Benjamin Qreer. ^
' The bank like grown atesdUy
since tbe merger on July 1, 199T,
and resonroea on December 9.1,
1929, totaled $i.l«M»0.8*. ’
• No changes were made to tbe
personnel of Hie'''0entral -organl-
satfcm or any of the nine nntta ,ot
the bank, •
ugene u»vo , Mls» Vanta >r'^n to t^nd-
wae Itf tag a few friew
. Suddenly Here
L. S. Lowe Stricken Wednee-
day Morning; Funersd
Service Held Today .
WillcM Council 4-H
’’CIiiIm Moeto Jan. 13
The first regular meeting ot
4-H County Oowieil wUl lie held
at ,10:06 o’clock on Saturday,
jianaiy itth li^the offlee oC th#'
Home' Demone^ation Agent, et
tae Oonrthonali?' Tbia meeting la
most Imjwrtant aince County
Connell Otflemri wm be eleeUi
for 1940. AH-newly elected club
otfieen are urged to ettend thii
Two Years For
itate Foreeter Commenta On
Sentence Given W8kea
A news release of tbe state
department ot conservation add
develoiiment said Lloyd Anderson
of Wilkes county had been ees-
tenced to two years ta federal
prison following con-vlction on a
charge of “deliberately starting”
two forest fires.
By Information obtained here
today from A. A. Triplett, 'Wilkes
forest warden, It was learned
that Anderson had been accused
of burning a building in addition
to setting forest fires and that be
had been hailed into conrt for
violation of terms of probation
and given the two year sentence
by Judge Hayes at Wilkesboro.
“A few more sentences like this
one of two years to prison for
starting forest fires and we would
not have so much trouble 'with
incendiary fires,” commented As
sistant State Forester W. .C Mc
“■Whenever a man Is arrested,
tried and convicted in a county
for setting a forest fire or for
any other violation of the law
with regard to forest Ilres, es
pecially If he Is given a stiff sen
tence on the roads by thn JndM
we always have a decided de
crease ta forest fires ta that
Building & Loan
Meetb^ Jan. 22
North Wilkesboro Bafldinf
And Loan To Have
Regular annual meeting of the
North Wilkesboro Building and
Loan Association will be held In
the city hall here on Monday
night, January 22, seven o’clock,
according to a notice sent out by
J. B. Williams, secretary-treasur
q«iie meeting will be held for
Farthing, purpose of electing directors
” ' for the ensuing year and the
transacting of any other business
which may come before the meet
ing. Directors will meet follow
ing the general meeting and elect
officers for the year.
The association has just com
pleted one of the best years In its
history and the annual report will
show a large Increase In the as
Hm Yaar's Total UoaM# kaP
Wilken Um Than Half 9
0# Number la 1938
Kuialier ot marrtace UowMe
liiiiiM til Trikes county dulag
tbe year t»$9 dranfed ebalir
under the ■total tor too piavlalp
year, aocorftoy brieeorde te, liie-
otftee of OK WHe^ Wlttee regto-
tar of deeds.
Only 91 Ucenaee to wed totoU
iiwned ta WUkee throoghont Itff
as compared to 217 in 1999 ia#
267 In 1937. '
Much of the decreaao is ato
trlbuted to the marriage tau«^
which went Into effect during 4be^ .
year, requiring blood testa aegu^
physical examtaation. During tba-«
year many couplea from Wilkea -
were . married in neighbortag^
states, particularly Virginia. ^
Since Christmas license to 'we# -
were issued In 'Wilkes to three
conples as tolloWK Harold Baae>
gamer, of Millers Creek, and Le»
die Seckler, of North WIBmS'
boro; Clarence Sebastian an#'
Doris Parker, both of North ^
keeboro; Gridley Prevette, Nwdt—;;
Wilkesboro route 3, and Gladye^
Buamesa Meeting Will Bel
Held At Wilkesboro Com
Birjand Temple n'umber 268 Kb'■
D. 0. K. K. will Install offloeteW,
in a basineBS meeting to be heUL-.^
at the community house In WB
keshoro^ on Friday, January
seven o’clock. It was learned
day from officers of the temple,
J. B. Carter, of this city, ftir-'-J
mer district deputy, was eleeteC
royal vizier In a recent meeting,
of the temple held In GreenabOTPL--^ |
Other officers elected at that tlipw-,
and to be installed in the meettag^
Friday night Include C. L. Har—■
rington, of Winston-Salem,
secretary, and Bryan Gllreath,
this city, as shiek.
Plans for an early ceremony^ '
■will be formulated In the meetlny'
Friday night and a large attend- -^|
ance of members is desired.
No Flu Epidemic
In Wilkes County
School Attendance Holding
Up Well In City And
Carl Buchan, of North Wllkeo-
boro; and Mrs. Guy R. Duncan,
Morganton. Also' snrirlvlng are
the following brothers and sisr
ters: C. C. Lowe, Wlnton; 'W. O..
Lowe, Moravian Falls; C. A.
Lowe, wakeoboro; Rnfns and
Edgar Lowe, Texas; Mrs. Connie
Fnneral serrieas^M held at
the home today, two d^loek, with
Her. Eugene Olive ta ettaimaand
H. L. Houck Dies
In . City Tuesday
Father Of Mrs. J.
One Of City’s Oldest
School attendance figures an
released by city and county school
authorities today attested to the
fact that there Is no serious epi
demic of flu or other contagioua
diseases in the county.
Paul S. Cragan, supermtendoat
of the city schools, said today
that attendance this morning ■waw
better than 90 per cent, which to
^ considered unusually good te the
D. Moore j raw winter weather. Illness to
H. L. Houck, one of this city’s
oldest citizens, died at 1:40 Tuesr
day morning at the home of his
dangfater, Mrs. J. D. Moore. He
had been In 111 health for the past
year and seriously 111 for a -week.
•Mr. Houck, who came to North
Wilkesboro 20 yeara ago from
Lenoir, was 90 years, 11 months
and 2 0 days of age. He 1s surviv
ed by two children, Mrs. Moore,
of this city, and R. M. Houck, of
Lenoir. Also surviving are the
following brothers and sisters:
Mrs. J. A. Poovey and Mrs. W. A.
Lalever, of Hickory; Mrs. Avt
gustus Lsfever, of Rutherford
College; Mrs. Lurs Curies, of
Gastonia; W. K. Houck; W. E.
Houck, ’Venture, OsUtomla; 8. C.
Houck, Ojai. Callfomla.
He had been a member ol the
Mtahodlst chttteh for 95 yeeai
sad was a member of the Ms-
stmle Lodge at liraoto- Rtor. A. L.
Ayeoek. jMStor. of the North WU-
.hoebota Nefthodlst o^rch. - eon-
(toeled the fnneral serN^ sairiet-
sd by Bar. Bngeas OUte, tot the,
ome of Mrs. Moors 7FedflMdsy«
three o’eloek. and bnrial was ta
.....jnw'ood cemetery. Matonle
eoadugto# at tha grara.
not prevalent among the stndento
and those not in school were re-,
ported to have common colds ta-
Btead of flu.
ReiKirts from the office of C.
B. Eller, county superintendent of
schools, Indicated that the at
tendance in the rural schools to
holding well, around 86 per cent
for the system. Fin illness has
not seriously affected at’endanoa
Of Clubg PostiMned
The annual stats agents’
ference for extension workers to
being held at State CoUege la
Raleigh January 8th through
12th. All extension agents In thac^j
s.tate are requested to attosd thto ''”*|
meetiug, therefore, 4-H club and
home demonstration slab meed
tags eebednled from 8th throng
l2th—'wlU be poatponet; 4-B
dob meettogi win begin on Tnea-
day, January 16th and 'will fV
through IVlday,. January 26th.
Home demonstratton dsh ana
lags win htoHn. on Moadigr. Jaa-.;
nary 16th, and will oonf ‘
through Wedneiday, Ji
21ft NoUoee Wllli^he aiirto^
tadlyldnalmembert of ^
gWng eatatf iaW e*'