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    X&X1V. No 81 Publiahe(i' Mond&ya and Thltfsdi^' itoRTg-^gJ^gORO. N. C.;
l^^»gram Named
Wholesalers* License Due;
Penalty To Increase On
Schedule B License
Nine Wilkes citizens have been
named on committees to advise
*” and assist in the operation of the
rehabiilitation and tenant pur
chase profrrams of the United
States Department of Agriculture.
J. B. Higlismith, Wilkes County
Supervisor for Farm Security Ad
ministration. announced the ap
pointments made by Vance E.
Swift, FSA State Director at Ra
leigh, North Caroiina.
The members appointed by Mr.
Swift are: James A. Poplin, farm
er at Ronda: W. M. Absher, farm
er at Halls Mills: Charlie Miles,
farmer of Traphill; W. D. Half
acre, banker in North Wilkes-
boro; T. J. McNeil, farmer at
Roaring River: C. E. Tharpe,
farmer of Ronda; J. B. Snipes,
County Agent for Wilkes County,
Wilkesboro; Charles McNeil, Wel
fare Office for Wilkes county,
Wilkosboro: and Martrin F. .Ab
sher. farmer. merchant and
Chairman of County Board of
Commissioners, Hay.s.
Mr. Highsmith said that Mr.
Poplin, Mr. W. M. Absher and
Mr. .Miles will serve as members
of the subcommittee on the Ten
ant Purchase program; Mr. Half
acre. Mr. Tharpe and Mr. T. J.
McNeil will serve on the subcom
mittee for the Farm Debt Adju.n-
ment and tenure improvement
work: Mr. Poplin, Mr. T. J. Mc
Neil and Mr. W. M. Absher will
t serve on the subcommittee for
le rural rehabilitation program.
Mr. Snipes, Mr. Charles McNeil
and Mr. M. F. Absher are mem
bers at large to advise on the var
ious phases of assistance to low
income farm families.
The Tenant Purchase progt .m
provides funds for the purch^
of family type farms by auallfi^
Persona Non Grata
Elusive Everett WUes
In Jail AtStaksiMe
Tubercular Clinic
Will Begin Monday
Dr. A. J. Eller, Wilkes health
officer, today asked that Wilkes
people not forget the tubereulrr
clinic to begin at the .county
health department on l^onday,
July 14.
A clinician from the state'san-
itorium will make free examina
tion of all suspects and appoint
ments for examinations may be
hrd by calling the. county health
department. All who have any
reason to suspect they may have [
contracted the disease are urged
by the health department to se
cure appointment for examina
Bad Man Charged '
With Murder Trys
Escape on Monday
Jumped Through Rest Room
Window At Stop On Way
From Atlanta Prison
Amo Halnsa, former secretary of
German legation at Quito, Ecuador,
arrives in New York. He was per
sona non grata (not wanted, please
leave, pronto) at the Sonth Amer
ican republic after an Incident In
volving a package arriving by
War News
Workers Council
Met On Tuesday
Progress Of Food and Feed
Drive In Wilkes Discuss
ed At Meeting
Wilkes County Workers Coun
cil, an organization composed of
representatives o f government
agencies formed to carry out the
food and feed production driven
in the county, held its regular
meeting Tuesday with pract'oally
all of the members present.
J. B. Snipes, county agent and
chairman, srid that reports of the
drive were encouraging and that
many hundreds of farmers had
rehablUtatlon loans are a^
lable to low income farm tam-
ineligible for credit else-
sre, for the purchase of live-
.fe workstock. seed, fertilizer
1 'equipment. ,ln accordance
h carefully -hned operatioH
he farm and home. -About -sO |
av families in Wilkea County,
e already been helped by thi^ I
^h'^T“ervice of debt adjii.stmeiit
imitteement are available o
farmers, as well as to
rowers. The committeemen
I assist creditors and farm
tors to reach an amicable ad-
Lment of debts based on the
lity to pay. Thu service has
„ used by 75 farmers m
kes county.
1r. Highsmith said better ten-
arrangements is one of tne
5t pressing needs in the^ re
ilitation of low income farm
Lilies. Farm Security Adminis-
ion provide.s lease forms for
. term lea-ses to encourage
servation and belter
,13. This sendee is also avail-
» to all farmers in the county,
A-ell as to FSA borrowers,
carm Security Administration
he agency of the U. S. Depart-
;U of Agriculture which assists
low income farm families to
e full advantage of the other
vices of the national agncul-
program, such as soil ini-
vement. diversified
1 increased production
ae use. Mr.
hies the disadvantaged farm-
to make use of the improved j4 >;>
Extension Service an
-icultural Expenraent^tation.
fi^ requirements for dhe'
" H’. C. Colvard. who assumed
his duties as assist; Jit county ?
gent on July 1. was added to the
membership of the council.
Coiintv Agent Snipes is chair-
mna; C. W. Edwards, of the soil
conservation service, is vice
chairman; and J. B. Highsmith.
of the Farm Security administra
tion. is secretary of the coiincil.
Other membei-s are as follows:
Mrs. Mable Smithey. supervisor
of WP.A lunchroom project: Miss
Elizabeth Williams, home demon
stration agent: Dr. A. J. Eller,
county health officer: Charles
McNeill, county superintendent of
welfare: Uawrence Miller, Triple
A secretary; H. C. Colvard, assist
ant county agent.
The Red army reported today J
that Germany’s offea=lve had
been smashed back with severe |
losses on two vital fronts guard
ing Moscow and the Ukraine and
British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill declared American oc-
cupatioji of Iceland was aimed to
prevent Adolf Hitler from coming
to close gripiS with the United
AVhile Churchill described Pres
ident Roosevelt’s action as assur
ing American and British co-opj
ration to protect the Atlantic
Ocean routes to British and as
preventing Hitler from bringing
pressure on the United States,
the Nazis bitterly protested that
the occupation was a “stpb in the
hack” and that America had en
tered the "battle area, where
shooting is sharp.”
But official reports—and lack
of specific German reports in
some instrnces—from the eastern
Everett Wiles, convicted moon,
shiner, thief, counterfeiter, all
round brd man and alleged mur
derer, was transferred from
Wilkes jail to Statesville jail yes
terday morning for .tafe keeping
until the August term of court
when his trial for the murder ot
constable Nathan Wyatt nine
years ago is crlendared.
* The board of county commis-
stoners ordered the removal .of
lUI’es to the Iredell jail at the
request of Sheriff C. T. Doughton.
Repair work in progress at the
Wilkes jail Increased Wilkes’
chances of escape, officers said-.
Wiles was brought on Monday
night from the federal peniten
tiary at Atlanta, Ga., by Sheriff
C. T. Doughton and Deputy
George Holland. Although hand
cuffed, Wiles made a daring at
tempt to escape at Conover on the
trip to Wilkeshoro. He is said to
have jumped through a rest room
window but was recaptured after
a short r.hpse by the officers.
The murder of Nathan Wyatt,
Rock Creek township constable
and former police chief of North
Wilkesboro, occured on March
24. 1932, at the home of Wiles’
mother, Mrs. Janie Wiles. In
Ti-aphlll township. Wiles is alleg
ed to have shot the officer as he
was trying to 'arrest Wiles for
the theft of some automobile
parts. One bullet went through
W>'alt’s hat and the other into the
The two draft boards in WilkW
cuonty have notified 36 men to re
port On July 18 for induction into
the army et Fort Bragg under
provisions of the selective service
Princess Juliana of The Netherlands and her consort. Prince Ber^
hardt, enjoyed a *4-honr stay at the White House as guests of Presi
dent and Mrs. Eoosevelt. Photo shows, left to right, on their amyal «
the White Bouse, Prince Consort Bernhardt, Mrs. Roosevelt and Prlnceng
Health Officer
Urges Canning
Of Blackberries
Says Each Family Should
Have Adequate Supply;
Berries Healthful Food
Dr. A. J. Eller, Wilkes' herlth
officer and member of the Work
ers Council promoting the Food
and Feed production program in
Wilkes, today urged Wilkes fam
ilies to can an abundance of
Commenting on the subject. Dr.
justly boaAt of its wonderful
Eller said; “Wilkes county can
fruits. In fact, apples, peaches,
cherries end berries grow to per
fection. They develop all the
fine, rich qualities—flavor, a-
roma, taste and nutrition. Just
now I would call especial atten
tion to one of our native fruits—
the blackberry. It is highly nutrl-
Chorus To Sing
At First Baptist
Kennedy Home High School
Chorus To Sing Here On
Friday Evening, 18th
of hte, foi»fc?Ad.
tious, a fruit th* children like
ithl-'^fSr theii
The Kennedy Home High
School Chorus w:ll sing at First
Baptist church. North Wilkesboro,
Friday evening, July 18. This
group of singers is a product of
a vocal laboratory experiment of
six years’ work, proving that any
one can learn to sing.
There are one hundred and
thirty-nine boys and girl-s in the
Institution. By actual test the
first year of the experiment, sev
enty per cent of the children ad
mitted that year, could not sing
in pitch or match tones with oth
er voices. In a special demonstra
tion of the results of the first
two years of work in vocal ex
periment, every boy and girl on
the campus was presented in r
program before the State
Wilkes board number one will
send 15. Four are volunteer*:
Thomas Ravon Huffman, Arlyss
Eugene Nichols, Edward Clay
Bishop and James Arlyss Minton.
The eleven conscripts will be Wai
ter Eugene Mathis, Anvil John
Joyner, Monzel Mastin, Edward
Carl Souther, Thomas AVilson
Earp, Willard Pless Smith, Wood-
row Huffman, Arthur Charles
Steele, William Clegg Culler, J.
P. Harris and Albert Marlow.
Wilkes board number two has
three volunteers for th^ call. They
are George Thomas Wyatt, Ira
Calloway Burchett and Earl
Watts. Conscripts will be Floyd
Hincher. Gilmer Adams, James
Garfield Barker, John Frank
Day, Fred Bowers, Rufus Juno
Holloway, Homer Aldine Huie.
Robert Lee Adams, Cft'de Miller
Waugh. Alger Clindon Walla,
Paul William Brooks, James Ver
non Staley, John Carl Owens,
Motson DeWItt Blackburn, Tru
man Clyde S'tone, John Harley
Glass, Robert Clay Mayberry and
Wallace Duglas Wiles.
The men will report to their re
spective draft board offices on
the morning of July 18 and board
the bus here for Port Bragg.
The July 18 call is the only
one for this month for the Wilkea
boards and is the largest number
of men requested from Wilkes for
any one call.
Food Sale Saturday
Mr. 'and Mr.. Gaither
to Celebrate vVeddmg
Anniversary Will Be Ob-
1 Saturday .At Their
:e number of relatives
ids are expected to gath-
, home of Mr. and Mrs.
Gaither, who reside on
421 near Millers Creek,
rdav, the occasion of
den wedding Annivers-
1 Mrs. Grither. 'well
likes- residents, were
n July 12. 1891. -Mrs.
eing the former MLs
ittendlng the wedding
1 at the home
jted to bring basket of
gs to eat as a big plc-
■ will b« spread on the
lie noon hour.
Mary Ma.gdalene Sunday school
c 1 a s -s of Wilkesboro Baptist
church will conduct a food sale
Saturday at Newton’s Drug Store,
beginning at 11 a. m. Cakes, can
dies and salads will be sold and
all patronage will be appreciated.
Legion Will Meet
On Friday Night
Wilkes post of the American
Legion will meet at the Legion
and .Auxiliary clubhouse on Fri
day night, 7:30. The meeting was
postponed from Friday night of
last week until Friday night of
this week. A large attendance is
Saves Doomed Dog
HIUW launched
ed offensive against the Soviet
Rousseau Tells
Of State Taxes
Announcement of New Com*
mittees Made By FAS Su
pervisor For Wilkes
J. R. Rousseau, deputy collec
tor of state revenue in Wilkes,
has moved hia office from the
second floor of the Tomlinson De
partment store building on Main
street to room nine on the sec
ond floor of the Bank of North
DLcussing state taxes today,
Mr. Rousseau celled attention to
the fact that whole.salers’ license
of ten dollars each are now due
and must be paid before the 15th
of the month to avoid penalty.
He also called attention to
schedule B (privilege) license,
which were due on July 1 and to
which a penrlty of five per cent
has already been added. The pen
alty will increase to ten per cent
if not paid this month, he said.
niseu.=sing the sales tax, he
said the new revenue law exempt
ed all sales tax on food for con
sumption on the home tfble. The
change went into effect July 1.
Legion Sponsor
Lee’s ^des Here
Rides Will Be Here All Next
Week; Horse Show Each
Night; At Fairgrounds
Wilkes post of the American
Legion will sponsor Lee’.s. riding
devices all next week at the
Wilkes fairgrounds, A. F. Kilby,
commander of the I.,egion post,
said today.
The rides will be in operation
each evening and bight and in
addition there will be a horse
show each night. Mr. Kilby said.
The Legion will share in the
profits and the funds will be used
to carry on the post’.s worth
while activities in Wilkes county.
'All patronage will be appreciat
ed, Mr. Kilby said.
Mrs. B. Nelson and danghter
of San Francisco with “Eowdy,”
doomed to die by wiU of late
mistress, who feaisd her pet would
be lonely. Court order saved him.
“I don’t mind wahing the
dishes for you,” wailed the hen
pecked husband. “And I will even
sweep the floors, but I ain’t gon
na run no ribbons through my
nightshirt just to fool the baby”.
[y?^P-#lcW : H-.
time. La«r secret service operas
tives in New Tori' began trailing
Wiles for passing counterfeit ten
dollar bljls and after one of the
longest trails on secret service
records WUes was arrested one
night at a cabin near Mount -Airy-
He was subdued in the cabin by
tear ga.s. He had with him a large
amount of counterfeit bills and
a Quantity of equipment for mak
ing spurious money. Wiles was
heavily armed at the time of his
arrest. Previously Wiles had ex
changed a number of shots with
Wilkes Deputy George Holland
when the officer attempted to ar.
rest him in a field near Hays in
Wilkes county.
His seven-year sentence in tne
federal penitentiary expired Sun
day and Sheriff Doughton was
there to take him unaur arrest for
] the nine-year old murder In
, Wilkes. It is expected that the
i state will ask a verdict of first
.degree murder when Wilkes court
convenes in -August.
The arrest and forthcoming
trial of Wiles' in Wilke-s have
served to revive memories of
AViles’ escapades and crimes be
fore the murder of Wyatt.
F. J. McDuffie, Wilkesboro at
torney, telb» an interesting ac
.count of the trial of Everett
Wiles and a younger brother be
fore two mpgistrates.
Attorney McDuffie at the time
of that trial had been in Wilkes
boro for a short time practicing
law and was not well acquainted
with a great number of people.
One day Luther Prevette, of
the northeastern part of the
county, went into McDuffie’s of
fice with a request that he go
out that day to prosecute two
men whom had been charged with
stealing parts of his se’wmill. The
lawyer did not anticipate much
work and set his fee at ten dol
lars, which Prevette paid Imme-
The lawyer drove to the rp-
pointed place for the trial, which
he until that time had considered
just another magistrate’s hearing.
But before the day was*over be
had had a most exciting time. The
trial was set before W. A. Dur
ham, who had called in W. W.
Gambill to sit with him on the
The trial had been moved from
the IVirham home to the school-
house, which McDuffie said wa.s
l.terally filled with people he had
never seen before and many he
has not seen since.
Everett Wtles and his brother
had no counsel and Everett had
appointed himself a counsel • of
one to defend himself. McDuffie
(Continued (w page eight)
this fine cheap fnilf to:
ter and early spring. You will
find it very healthful and some
thing the chi! will enjoy.
3 NYA Projects
Are In Operation
Woodworkingt Mechanical
and Home Service Pro
jects Put 74 To Work
Mrs Maude E. Miller, former
supervisor of NYA in Wilkes and
now a member of the personnel
of the area NYA office in Lenoir,
said today that three of the NYA
projects in Wilkes have resumed
operation after being suspended
during the reorganization period
of the NYA.
The three which have begun
work are the woodworking pro
ject home service project and
mechanical project at the county
grrage. The three employ a total
of 74 boy.> and girls.
Mrs. Miller said that applica
tions can be taken for NYA resi
dent centers and asked that boys
and girls interested make appli
cation On Friday or Saturdry.
when she will be at the county
courthouse in Wilkesboro.
You have all heard of the
Scotchman who wouldn’t buy his
girl a parasol when he took her
to the beach, but told her shrdy
stories instead.
Aids Britons
Robert Watt. Bcottish. sqiebtist,
credited with toveattoa of Bribes
■e# secret rsdia IsbstM, wbicb Is
Britain’* mysterlons defmae against
Nsal air raiders. * ^
The various choruses'taker,
about In giving programs on the
campus and other plsces. Each
month during the winter the mus
ic of an outstanding composer is
studied and a recital program
presented. Dramatics and Direct
Ing Classes are also a part of thf
prrctical phase of^study.
Pat Alderman, Director of the
Kennedy Home Music Deqiarl.
ment, says, “Any person not raen-
Ully or physically deformed, car
learn to sing. The earlier you be
gin to surround the child with
tones, pitches, and melodies, the
more apt are these inclination?
to be formed in the child.’’ The
Kennedy Home Music Department
does not get the child in the kin
dergarten years, which is thf
most formptive period in thf
child’s life. We have to overcomf
the lack of the right environment
and influence of these early year?
and start the process of elimina
tion, as well as construction.
Dr. B. W. Spilman says: “The
music program has meant much
to the life of the students at the
Kennedy Home. I hope th; t the
messages in song
much to the persons so fortunatf
as to hear them, as tha=e mes
sages have meant to us.’’
Music is a character builder
and a wonderful influence
i n helping personality find
itself. We need more music for
our young people, espedrlly in
the churches._What we are doing
at Kennedy Home, can be accomp
lished in any church and com
munity. _ , ,
Come and hear these youthful
singers Friday evening. July 18.
at 8:00 o’clock at North Wilke.---
boro Baptist church.
Navy Officer Will
Be Here July 11th
Ensign C. I. Harris, of the i’
S. Navy recruiting station at Ra
lelgh, will be in North Wilkes
boro Friday, July 11. nine a. m
o three p. m., for interriewing
persons interested in V-7 cl'ss of
naval reserve officers corps.
The basic requirements arr
that the applicant be unmarried
have a B. A^. or B. S. degree, be-
ween the ages of 20 and 27, and
be of sound moral character.
Jaycees Meet Tonight
North Wilkesboro Junior Cham
ber of Ckimmerce will meet to-
,nl«ht, 7:30, at the city hall to
lay final plans for Charter Night,
July 17. Every inem>ber is asked
to bb present at the meeting.
York ’ini ,
last year, was honored t.,_. „
when a promenade in New, Ym
city was dedicated as a memori||^_^„
to him. •'
Dr. Finley was a kinsman of
the Finleys in North Wilkesboro
and on one occasion vL=lted here.
The following article was car
ried in the New York Times July
1 along with a picture of the
A memorial to Dr. John H. Fin
ley in the form of a promenade
itop the East River Drive will be
jedicated informally this morn
ing at 9:30 o’clock by officials
including Miyor La Guardia,
Borough President Stanley M.
Isaacs of .Manhattan and Park
CommUsioner Robert Moses.
The ceremonies will take place
at Eighty-first. Street and the
Drive. The memorial section,
comprising the stretch from Six
ty-third to 12 6th Street, will be
known as John H. F’inley Walk.
Others present will be Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur H ys S-ilzberger,
nembers of the Finley family and
Edwin Marcus, a New York
"imes artist who designed two
;rought-iron silhouettes of the
-ormer editor of The Times to
>e placed at either end of the new
Dr. Finley, who died on March
7, 1940, was one of the nation’s
great pedestrians. He walked mile
after mile through the city
streets, which in hia mind i ecame
the highwrys and byways of dist
ant lands. AVhen Borough Presi-
■lent Isaacs broached the project
of the walk last year, he referred
o Dr. Finley as “a great walker
yho would have loved to ramble
along this new stretch of pedes
trian highway.’’
Quartet Singing
At Mulberry 20th
stone Mountain quartet singing
convention will convene at Mul
berry school on highway 18 six
miles north of this city on Sun
day. July 20.
The program will get under
yay at one o’clock and all qiiar-
’:et8 are Invited. Announcement
of the singing was made by J. A-
Gilliam. chrirman, and J. L. Greg
ory, secretary, of the organiza
tion. .
Boy: “I’ve been begging yodi
for a kiss for the past hour. Don’t
you like kissing, baby?”
Girl (coyly): “Of course, silly;
hut I don’t like beggara!”—
Sheared. - r*-

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