‘ Soviet^Arauet Back
Tke ^ HuMtauu T. aokiiowl4lK«d
otflebiUr toAaiythat the Red
•raiT KuanltDg Moacow—hard-hit
ao4 (thtaambered—^was "retreat-
Ihg' to mir Doattlens” closer to
the imiMrUed capital which wom
en and children were ordered to
leare at once.
The moat imminent threat ap
parently was from the west where
weight of numbers and the stren
gth of relentless attack was car
rying the Germans ahead through
the Vyansama region 125 miles
The Russians said the Germans
also were smashing closer to the
capital from the Orel sector, 220
miles to the southwest.
The SoTiet Sunday communi
que said *‘1b the Vyaarna region
enemy succeeded in pressing
k our troops” despite stnb-
born resists nee. The Russians
said a single battlefield was lit
tered with 9,000 German dead
and wounded in fighting yester
Call Up Reserves
Although tens of thousands of
Red army reserves were hurled
Into the fight, the Russians de
clared the onnishing Nazis still
outnumbered the defense forces
barring the way to the capital.
The Russians disclosed that
there had been some removal of
women and children from Mos
cow since the start of bombing
Odie Gilbert Dies
Today Of Injuries
Car Runs Into Ditch Near
Boomer As He Was Meet
Killed By Ante
Spitzbergen Goal the Nazis Won’t
James Charlie Dimmettei
Age Nine, Hit By Car
Near Roaring River
Mrs. Lester W alker
Is Accident Victim
Mrs. Thelma Irene Walker, age
31. wife of Lesier Walker, liviilg
three and one-fourth miles north
west of Elwood. Ind., was killed
almost instantly Oct. 1st., when
an auto.mobile she was driving
was involved in a colli
sion with a car operated by Miss
Jean Lineherry. age 19.
Miss Lineberry suffered minor
injuries to her left knee. Mrs.
Walker’s daughter, Wanda Jean,
age 12, suffered minor cuts about
The collision occurred, witness
es told authorities, as the car
driven by Mrs. Walker pulled out
into the State highway from,
Mrs. Walker’s car swerved
accross the highway and the
front wheels jumped over a cul
vert. Her head hit the windshield
and she was thrown from the car
when a door came open. She suf
fered a broken neck, fractured
skull and internal injuries.
Mr. Walker told authorities his
w'ife and daughter had left their
home only a short time before
the accident to go to Elwood
Grocery for kerosene.
, accident occurred about
rone^irth mile from the home.
Mrs. Walker was taken to Mercy
hospital at Elwood. where inhalr-
tor eqquipment was used for
sometime in a futile attempt to
revive her. •
Surviving besides the husbend
and the daughter that was-riding
with her mother are another
daughter. Donna Marie, age six;
the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willi
am Harris, of Jackson County; a
sister, Mrs. Orpha Wheeler, of
Osborn Ohio; and four brothers,
HSrold Harris, of Elwood. How
ard of Washington, and Charles
and’ John, of Jackson County
On a six-weeks’ vacation to the
United States and Canada, the dnke
and dnehess of Windsor are pictured
on their arrival at the nation’s capi
tal, They were given a warm greet
ing by the citizenry, and received
briefly at the White Rouse by the
President. ’The dnke, who is gover
nor of the Bahamas, was on his way
with his wife to his ranch near Cal
Added Td Staff Of
Silas R. Nichols Will Serve
Farmers In Employment
North Wilkesboro branch of
the N. C. State Employment-Ser
vice has added an interviewer to
serve farmers, farm laborers and
.He ia SUaa-J
Odie Gilbert, age 40. well
known citizen of the Boomer
community, died at 11:30 today
at the Wilkes hospital from in
juries received Friday evening
when his car wrecked on high
way IS near Boomer.
Dr. Clyde Hedrick, a member
of the Lenoir Kiwanis club on
his way to the inter-club meet
ing here, saw the accident. He
said the car driven by GiUert
left the road as it was meeting a
car, traveled in the ditch at the
side of the road for some distrnce
and then wrecked. Mr. Gilbert
was thrown high into the air.
Dt. Hedrick remained with
Gilbert until an ambulance ar
rived from this city and he was
brought to the hospital here. His
body was badly broken end no
hope was ever held for his re-
t Funeral service will be held
-Tuesday, 11 a. m., at Zion Hill
Baptist church at Boomer ’vith
Rev. S. t. Watts in charge of the
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Vada Gilbert; four children, Cla
ra Belle, Mozelle, Mary and Odie
Gilbert, Jr., father. W. O. Gil
bert of Lenoir; and four brothers
and two sisters: Wilraer Gil
bert. of Gaithersburg, Md.; Sam
Gilbert, of Pinnelton, Oregon;
Fred Gilbert, of Fort Bragg; E-
rastus Gilbert, of Wilkesboro;
Mrs. Clara Greer, of Boomer;
Mrs. Mary Jarvis, of Wilkesboro.
back here from Jacksonville,
where he has been for the past
several months handling army
housing construction placements.
Here he will interview farm
workers desiring jobs, fi rm ten
ants wanting farms and farmers
who want workers or tenants.
He has begun his duties and
is now spending much ol his time
securing and placing workers in
orchards at the height of the sea
son for picking and packing ap
Mr. Nichols has a practical
knowledge of farming. He owns
and operates a 500-acre farm in
Alleghany county. He has been
with the Employment Service
since 1935 and was connected
with the North Wilkesboro office
except for the time spent at Jack
sonville. N. C.
Horl Absher Gets
John E. Justice, of Oak Furn
iture company. was elected vice
president of the Southern Asso
ciation of Furniture Manufactur
ers at the jonventlon
day and Fiuday at Sedgefield. Pre
viously Ml. Justice had been a
member of the board of
Others from here who attended
the convention were the follow
ing; J- H- Finley, of Forest Furn
iture company: Boyd Stout o
Home Chair company; J. E. Lau
dill of Key City Furniture com
, bvT ’J
ik Michael Is
laimed By Death
k Michael, former citizen
h Wilkesboro who for the
years had been prominent
ness, civic and church life
sville. died suddenly there
• to going to Asheville a-
) years ago he held an ex
position in the railway
ng those from the Wilkes-
who attended the funeral
Sunday in Asheville were:
H. Carrlgan, mother of
ichael. Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Mr. and Mrs, J. L. Gar-
Mr. Albert Garwood. Mrs.
Partier and Miss Blanche
in, and Mr. and Mrs. Day-
rlgan. of Martinsville Va.
Man Convicted Of Murder
Of Leonard Lankford Is
Granted New Trial
Hort Absher, former taxi driv
er here who was convicted during
the March term of Wilkes Court
for second degree murder of
Leonard Lankford at the Lank-
'ford home near this city a year
ago. was granted a new trial last
week by the Supreme Court of
Absher was convicted tor thr
knife slaying of Lankford, hif
brother-in-law, and was senteno
ed from 10 to 15 years. His n
torneys carried the case to thf
Supreme Court on an appeal.
Among the decisions handed
down by the high court On Wed
nesday of last week was another
case from Wilkes, that of Davir
versus Pearson, a civil case grow
ing out of the automobile acci
dent in which Gene Davis was
injured and Miss Pearson killed
A new trial was granted in thri
In N. Wilkesboro
Business Session Held At
City Hall; Judge Hayes
.Speaker At Meet
James Charlie Dimmette, nitre
year-old son of Ed and Mabel Lon,
Biller Dimmette, was killed in aTp
auto accident at Ra-ring River-
Sunday evening, at five o’clock,
Carlyle Ingle, state highway
patrol sergeant who investigated
the accident, said that the Dim
mette boy v/as w-Ikini; when he
was hit by a car driven by James
Gordon Billings, a farmer of the
Roaring River community. |
The accident occiired on the,
Baldwin road near the home of
Billings was held under bond
of ?1,000 ;iending a hearing to
be held Wec’nesdcy, ten a. m., be
fore Magistrate R. C. Jennings.
B’uneral service for the Dim
mette boy will be held Tuesday,
11 a. m.. at Rachael church with
Rev. L. E. Sparks in charge, as
sisted by Rev. John Eurcham.
He is .siin-lved by his father
and mother, faur brothers and
wd Son, Carl, Are
iOIled In Accident
Lawrence Eller In Criticaf
Condition; All Former
Clonds of smoke »re shown rising from the stocks of coal bnm^
by the British raiding party (under Canadian command) that dropped
in on the island of Spitsbergen to toss another monkey wrench Into the
German war machine. The raiders blew np mines and destroyed every
thing that might be useful to the Nazis.
Horse Show Here
On Saturday Was
Event Sponsored By Wilkes
boro Methodist Church
Well Carried Out
D. 0. Program
In School Here
Ten Students Spend Half of
Time Gaining Actual Ex
The Next Appreciation Day
W'll Be* In Front Of
City Hall Wednesday
Next “Appreciation Day” cele
bration, a weekly event put on by
many North Wilkesboro mer-
ch|int3 for the benefit and enter-
The horse show sponsored by |
the Wilkesboro Methodist church j
and held at the fairgrounds Sat-|
urday afternoon was an outstand- j
A large number of horses, In
cluding many of the best in the
state, participated in the 15
Competition was keen in each
class and It was with difficulty
that the judges selected the wln-
i®^,,Th^ jnd^M.vrsre Zeb Ashe
With more than 30 lawyers
and court attaches present, the
seventeenth judicial district bar
association convened in North
At 11 a. m. the business ses
sion of the association was held
at the city hall with A. H. Casey,
of the Wilkes bar, presiding.
Jacob Stuart, of the Davie
county bar. was elected president
and the other officers elected
were as follows: Walter Berry,
of Bakersvilte. vice president.
Lafayette Williams, of Yadkin- j
vitle, secretary. '
Eugene TriveUe,and Kyl“ Hay-1
es. of the Wildes bar, h- d been !
district president and secretary. ;
respectively, tor the past three;
years. Attorney Tiivette was
named as the district member of
the State Bar eoiincil.
The new district executive
committee is composed of John C.
McBee, of Mitchell; J. V. Bow-ers.
of Avery; J. H. Wicker Ji-.
of Wilkes; W’alter Zachary, of
Yadkin; and R. E> Sanford, of
Luncheon meeting was held at
the Woman’s Club house with A.
H Casey presiding. Dinner was
lerved by the North Wilkesboro
Woman’s Club. J. F. Jordon
;poke the invocation. Judge T. B.
The "Appreciation Day’’ cash
award for the? person selected to
be "goodwill ambassador’’ for the
next week will be made on Wed
nesday afternoon, four o’clock. In
front of the etty hall. The person
selected must be present in order
to receive the award.
“Appreciation Day’’ is every
W’ednesday in .North Wilkesboro
and each W’ndpesday afternoon
at four o’clock a cash award is
made to someone present.
On last Wednesday afternoon
Mrs. Lorene Shumate received a
ten dollar cash award and on pre
vious Wednesdays $50 awrrds to
Miss Dessie McNeill and Mrs. J.
O. Emerson and a $20 award to
Mrs. G. A. Frost. Many who were
selected failed to receive the spe
cified cash aw-ards because they
were not present.
Any merchant pcrticipating in
the '-.Appreciation Day’’ plan will
be glad to give detailed informa
tion about the cash awards.
Hardin, of Greensboro.
Carolina Rebel, owned and
shown by E. T. Nance, of Win
ston-Salem was awarded the
championship trophy as being the
best horse In the show. The,beau
tiful trophy was donated by Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Crapor.
Although complete information
w’as not available today, it was
learned that show was decidedly
a success financially and mem
bers of the committee said that
the Wilkesboro Methodist church
will sponsor a bigger and better
horse show in the spring of 1942
The show was well attended
and ladies of the church served
a supper following the event.
A complete list of winners will
be published in 'Thursday’s issue
of The Journal-Patriot
Diversified occupations depart-
men of North Wilkesboro high
school is progressing well in Its
second year under direction of W.
Bfyan Collins, instructor and di
Ten students spend half the
day in class work and the other
half gaining actual experience by
working in local business estab
Gaither A. Eller, age 76, and
BOD, Carl EUer, were killed and
I another son, Lawrence, was badly
I hurt in an automobile accident
Saturday morning at White
Plains In Surry county near Mt.
The Ellers, former residehts of
Wilkes who moved recently to
CharloUe, were on their way to
Buena Vista, Va., to attend a
birthday dinner for Thomas A.
Eller when their car left the
highway and struck a telephone
All three were carried to a
JVIount Airy hospital where the
father died Saturday evening and
Carl died today. It was reported
today that Lawrence had con
tracted pneumonia in addition to
his injuries and may not live.
The car was almost completely
The Ellers had spent Friday
night with relatives in Wilkes.
A double funeral service will
he held at Zion Hill Baptist
church at Boomer Tuesday after
noon, two o’clock. Burial will be
In the church cemetery with the
Masonic lodge, of which he was
a member, conducting the grave
'The surviving children of Mr.
Eller are: Egdar Eller, of Pores
Knob; Robert and Cleve Eller, of
Charlotte; Worth Eller, of Lan
caster, S. C., and Mrs. J. J. Heff
ner, of Charlotte.
the work Is an advisorV boar
composed of the following; A. F.
Kilby, chairman, Bdd F. Gardner,
J. L. Wells, Wade C. Wallace.
W. E. Jones and B. G. Gentry.
TTie students, type of work,
and part time employers are as
follows: J. G. Elledge, baking.
Wilkes Bakery; John D. Hall,
automotive repair, Yadkin Valley
Motor company; Blanche Hall,
office. Carolina Mirror Corpora
tion; Johnnie Johnston and F.
McHone, furniture manufacturers
Forest Furniture company James
Shepherd, sales, Tomlinson’s De
partment store; Grace Miller,
sales. J. C. Penney company;
Donald Golden, sales, Payne
Clothing company Christine Byrd
office. Dick’s Service station; Ro
sa T*ee Myers, office, Ideal Beau
Journal-Patriot Cooking School To
Be Held At Woman’s Club House
' State Councilor and
taries .^Vill Attend Dis-
The Jounial-Patriot announces
with pleasure that arrangements
have been completed for The
Journal-patriot Cooking School
Secre- to he conducted by Miss Kathleen
ing. economical foods that will
delight her listeners. Best of all.
she shows yon how to get the
same results in your own kitchen.
Watch these columns for futh-
er details of The Journal-Patriot
noted Lecturer end Home
School. In the mean-
md Lenoir uubs
b Meeting Friday
25 Members From Lenoir
Ki-wranis Club Here; Sound
Picture Is Program
trict Meeting Here
seventh district of Jr. O. U. A.
M. will convene Tuesd'y. October
14, 7:30, with North Wilkesboro
council number 51. Bradley Dan
cy, district councilor, said today.
State officials to attend the
meeting will include Clyde Stan-
cill, state councilor; Forrest
-'Inley was reco;:nized and spoke | gjjerrien. state secretary; and
Tiefly. Judge Johnson J. Hayes.' George W. Wrenn, field secre-
judge of the middle district ted-Uary. ,
eral court, addressed the meet-1 After messages by the state of-
'ng, rdvocating the use of the • fleers North Wilkesboro degree
're-case conference system in civ-i team will carry-out degree work.
1 cases, in state courts. This sys- a large attendance from all
Will Meet Tuesday
Wilkesboro Grange will meet
on Tuesday night, 7:30. at the
courthouse. All members are
«sked to he present.
'em he said, had been used suc-
-essfully in federal court to bring
bout more rapid disposition of
cases in court.
'The -association prassed a reso
lution in memory of Brewster
Grant, of Mocksville, a member
"'ho was killed in an automobile
councils ill the district is asked.
North Wilkesboro Mountain
j Lions will play Taylorsville here
Women Of The Mksc
'To Meet Wednesday
Women of the Moose will meet
at the Moose Hall Wednesday
evening at 7:30 o’clock. All mem
bers are raquested to be pre
First I/ieiit. Hampton McNeil.Thursday afternoon of this
who has been stationed dt Fort instead of Friday,
Bragg, N. C. Is here for a few | originally scheduled,
days’ visit before going to Fort ^ jhe teams are about evenly
Sill, Oklahoma, where he will be matched and a close contest is ex
in training for three months.- Mrs. ^ pecte.'i. ’The high school band will
McNeill will accompany him to shed music at half-time en-
Oklahoma. Lieut. McNeill, before! tgj-tainment. All football fans are
going to Fort Bragg as a reserve invited to be present and support
-..I— ti-. fho home team in its effort to get
Economist of the‘Spry Research
Kitchens, Cambridge, Mass. Thik
feature event will be held Novem
ber 6-7 at 'The North Wilkesboro
Woman’s Club House at 3:00 P.
A printed program containing
all the recipes, tested and ap
proved in the Spry Research Kit
chens. will be presented to each
person attending. ’These delicious
and economical dishes will be
prepared, cooked on the stage, ex
plained step by step to the audi
ences and presented dally to the
lucky women by Miss Crow. Eve
ry woman is given an opportunity
to participate in the distribution
of the i>-''.ny valuable gifts at
Admission is free to all women.
No tickets are necessary. The
doors will he opened early and
The Journal-Patriot suggests
your arriving early because there
will be no reserved seats.
In addition to the many other
valuable gifts. 10 baskets of gro-
the dates Novem-
The school will he under the
personal direction of Miss Kath
leen Crow, university graduate in
Home Economics, special repre
sentative of the Spry Research
Kitchen in Cambridge, Massachu
setts, lecturer and writer on food
subjects and recognized authority
In the food world.
This lecturer Is a superb cook
In the course of her demonstra
tion she turns out delicious light
cakes, tender flacky pastry, and
a variety of appetizing, economi
cal foods that delight her audi
ence. Best of all. she shows you
how to get the same results.
A trained Home Economist
her lectures are authoritative,
and in line with modern food i-
deas. As an extension worker for
th? Spry Research Kitchen, her
demonstration technique is fault
'Twenty-five members of tjie
Lenoir Kiwanis club joined North
Wilkesboro Kiwanians in an inter-
club meeting Friday evening at
Ho*el IVilke.s in North Wilkesboro.
Following the dinner J. B. Car
ter, president of the North Wilkes
boro club, called on W. H. Half-
acre to welcome the visiting Ki
wanians, which he did in a splend
Tom Greer, president of the Le
noir club, responded to the wel
come and introduced individually
every member of the Lenoir club
present, with each one stating his
name and type of business.
C. 0. McNiel was program
chairman and for entertainment
of the group he gave a sound pic
ture. The picture in a most in
teresting manner traced the de
velopment of the soft drink in
dustry from its beginning to its
present important status in the
economic life of the country. It
also portrayed the development of
interests allied to the manufac
ture, distribution and sale of soft
drinks and was very much enjoyed
by the meirtbers.
Heat From Central Heating
Plant Used For The First
Heating plant at the Wilkes
county courthouse was put into
operation Saturday morning, the
first day the temperature wa.s low
enough this year to require he; t
in the building.
C. E. Jenkins was low bidder
and contractor on the heating
plant and the job was completed
within a few weeks. The amount
was approximately $2,600.
Previously the building had
officer, was city clerk. He is the
son of Mr. I. H. McNeill, Sr.
into the victory column.
* One of the biggest real estate
deals here in the past few months
was the sale of the farm and
home of C. C. Gamblll, located
as was ■ ceries and other
household supplies will be dis
tributed at each session.
Miss Crow,-talented Lecturer^
and Writer on food suhlects. has j , * n
arranged each program with an near this city, last week to A. B.
eye‘to helping women with their Johnston. The amount involved
home problems. She turns out de- was not disclosed. The property
liciouB light cakes, tender flaky ^ included one of the best farm
pastry, and a variety of appetlz- homes In this section.
A. B. Johnston Buys , —- ?—
C. C. Gambill Farm j been heated by individual stoves
and fireplaces in its many rooms.
Grand Juries at successive
terms of court over a period of
several years had recommended
that the courthouse have a cen
tral heating plant.
Miss Mary Lou Gentry, of West
Jefferson, was a guest of Mrs.
Paul Harvel, Jr., Sunday.