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■PubltolMd MMMi»7s and Tlmndaya at
North Wilkeaboro, N. C.
^D. J. CABTER and JULIUS a HUBBARD
fhi« Year ..»1.60
iix Mont^ — .76
Pour Months- 60
Out Of the State $2.00 per Yoar
Entered at the post office at North Wilkes-
boro, N. C., as second clasiT matter under Act
»f Mi^ 4, 1879.
THURSDAY. DEC. 11, 1941
■ 111 II iinwimii.p*-
Spirit Of Ameri^
The United States, after 24
[peace, is again at war.
Twith all its resources luid people.
Now the war efforirin Auwaffer ^ to*
crease at such a rate^ that even Hitler will
be abounded at our ability to produce. No
more strikes, no more squabbling, less red
tape, greater interest, more patriotism,
more energy, greater willingness to sacri
fice, intensified devotion and many other
elements of unity have resulted from
America’s entrance into a shooting war. •
To alleviate disappointment, our people
should understand that Japan is a formi
dable foe not to be defeated in a few days.
Japan is no pushover in this war. It wil
take time and much effort but Japan will
be most certainly and conclusively defeat
Because, the attack by Japan was
treacherous, our armed forces suffered
heavy losses in initial engagements. But
that is like one military spokesman said:
“It is easy to score a couple of tofth-
downs before the game begins.”
We would like to express our confidence
by repeating words of Prerident Roosevelt
to congress Monday: “With confidence in
our armed forces—with the unbounding
determination of our people—we will gain
War And Unity
NVrth Carolina’s truck and bos
owners were org^d today Com
missioner of Motor Vehicles T. B.
Ward to maae complete returns
this'week in the national defense
truck and bus infentory branched
a week ago by Governor Brough
ton. Prompt returns will save the
expense of further inquiry.
The inventory is being conducted
by mail in North Carolina, and all |.
THURSDAY, DEC. 11,
governor whkh occnpl^f W is Rorea Knob, Ni
St* GAS^ANuMjIL'SDARD por cent of the whole empire, is ed, on or before 8tfa day «
laiger than England or Italy. 5
Raleigh, Dec,^ 7.—Governor ; J.t —— in ^ of their rijiW to j?^
ADIHNISTRATOB’8 NOTICE ^
M. Broughton today appointed al
All persona indebted'’to
, . Having qualified as ada^iatra- Mid estat^will pleaae mi^ im-
five-man gasoline end oil inspec- of tjfg ^tate of Cart EUer, late mediate settlement
- ^ - - ^ November, 1491.
_ the estate ef
The statute snecifie? that PeV''-"')to the undersigned, whose address Carl Eller, dec’d. 12-16-dtp-m
Maxwe’' i“ ; ^
ctor of the
nve-man gasmine ana on uwpw.- tor of the estate of Cart EUer, Ute
tion board authorifed by^the leg- fef Wilkes oopnty. N. C- this Is to i This 8th day of No
In 10S7 ^ s'- inotify all bers^ having claims ' 7- E. XL
Islature In 1987. . .'against satfState to jw^t them- A-dministrator of
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nue Commissioner a.
and H. L .‘^.bankle, oi
state gasoline and oil Ins*''*-.
division, be ex-officio membeiv of
the board. T'-e i-tbnr >•'rer
named by Broughton are Judge
M..T. Speas of Durham, '-nd'
Joyner, Jr., of Greensboro, and
W. T. Spencer of Gastonia. •
Tb.' \hice appo rtiye. members
Winning a major conflict calls for
[“blood sweat and tears,” acording to
[Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
As this is written Japan is our major
I foe but by the time it goes into print Ger-
I many and Italy may be in this shooting
war against us.
It is to be expected that many lives will
be lost. Such is the course of war.
We know our cause is right; that we are
on the side of liberty, freedom, opportuni
ty and progress of civilization. In this war
we clearly represent right against wrong.
We-are fighting for existence of our way
of life. That is the issue. The fight was
thrust upon us even while we were turning
a willing ear to pleas for preservation of
The true spirit of America is exemplifi
ed in the words of a citizen of our own
country whose son was the first casualty
from Wilkes in armed defense forces.
Wm. L. Church, of Purlear, talking here
about the death of his son. Theodore, in a
bomber crash in California two weeks ago,
“My greatest regret is that I am not
young enough and strong enough to take
He glorified in the fact that his son’s
life was given in the defense of his coun
That is the kind of patriotism which
made America and will protect it against
any foe or combination of foes.
That is the element in American life
that the member nations of the axis can
military and civilian supplies, relief |
of dock and terminal congestion,!
and movement of passenger'traf
fic in emergencies,
j North Carolina has approici-
the inevitable triumph—so help us God.’ imately 140 000 trucks, truck-trac
tors, freight trailers, and semi-
other states, for the highway tr^- expenses of $10 a day,
fic advisory committee to ike vmr ^^Q^rd is in sespinn, T’* ' '
department. The purpose of the ^ ex-officio members receive no,
inventory, according to the com- ^d'ditional compensation. '
missicner, is to set up detailed .pjjg creating the board was
centra! ami regional rMords of all amended hv the last legislatuty |
trucks, buses, and frei^t trailers gjyg ^he board power t-' ■
in the country. adopt standards for kerosene and
With the aid of these records, g^goUne and^to require labeling of'
plans will be developed for more dispensing pumps. '
effective use of highway transpor
tation in the assembly of defense-
industry materials, delivery of
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do not please yon aak year draggkt for you- asoney back.
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MORTON’S DRUG STORE
North Wilkesboro, N. C.
UNITED NATION MARCHES
War i.s terrible. American people have
never sought war but no people on earth
have a better record in war.
We are now beginning a “shooting war”
which was thrust upon us. Japan attacked
without warning and without provocation.
On Monday when congress declared war
and the president signed the joint resolu
tion war had already begun. In fact, war
had been in progress for 24 hours. The
war did not start with the declaration. The
declaration merely put the stamp of con
stitution government on the conflict.
A vote against the declaration of war
would bave been the same as a vote to sur
render to the Japs.
For more than a year America I ad been
half in and half out of war. Our resources
were being used to help democracies in
war but because we were not a part of the
combat parties we were not solidly united
in any purpose.
Japan changed all that. Japan was the
cause of America becoming solidly united
in a war effort which can mean nothing
but defeat for Japan and the other mem
bers of the axis if they decide to take a
Japan’s action has brought into the war
more than a dozen nations which had not
been participants and it looks now as if
the remainder of the world may be involv
ed before the end of the year.
Japan’s action brings together the dem
ocracies of the world in one common
cause—^to preserve their existence as free
The attack on the United States also
makes clear that Germany, Italy, Japan
and some of the people of Germany con
quered countries make up the other side of
the war, which truly will be world-wide in
Heretofore, this country has been a
more or less half-hearted enemy of the
axis. Now it is the world’s greatest power
united in a common cause and with numer
ous allies. Including the British Empire
The United States is at war with Japan,
and will conduct the war with every re
source at its command and with the grim
determination and unswerving loyalty of
the American people.
This conflict is, of course, uridesired and
But it is accepted with complete confi
dence in ultimate victory.
And it is entered with complete national
Japan has provoked this war unjustly
The Japanese armed forces have at
tacked American territory and cities.
American military and naval bases, and
have destroyed substantial American prop
erties and killed and maimed an undeter
mined number of American citizens.
Japan must learn, and will SOON learn
that wrath and might of America are as
I formidable as the patience of America has
been deep and prolonged.
We have ample demonstrated our peace
ful intentions and aspirations.
Now we will demonstrate capacities for
war which this world has not yet seen and
rr HAS always been an axiom in history
that a peaceful people, provoked to right
eous war, makes the most fearsome adver
That is the position in which Japan will
find, to its regret, that it has placed the
United States and the peaceful American
If the Japanese Government has delud
ed itself that we are divided and afraid of
war, it has deceived itself grievously and
Perhaps Japan has mistaken the pro
cess and practices of American democra
cy, which have given freedom of opinion
and expression to our people and their
leaders, for a fundamental and irrepara
If .so, Japan does not KNOW AMERICA.
We are in this war, and WE WILL WII
Not just part of us, but ALL OF US are
in the war.
There is no holding back from whatever
service and sacrifice is required to van it.
There is no longer any debate on wis
dom or necessity of our present course, for
the very simple reason that it IS our for
ward-looking, purposeful and unrelenting
There is no further discussion of HOW
we got into this war, but realistic, com
plete and patriotic acceptance of the fact
that we ARE in it.
There is only ojie kind of American now
—the kind who fs willing and glad and
without equivocation or reservation in his
steadfast and dutiful support of his coun
try, his President and his Government.
There is only one spirit in America now
—^the traditional and historic AMERICAN
SPIRIT, which makes ordeals and tribula
tions the very source of the strength with
which we defend and perpetuate the rights
and liberties of our people.
WE ARE ALL AMERICANS noyv, unit
ed and strong and invincible.
Let all Americans BE AMERICANS in
every thought and act, in the high spirit of
their fathers and with faith in the destiny
of their beloved country and its cherished
trailers, and about 10,000 busses.
The owner of each vehicle has been
asked to report its make, capacity,
kind of body (such as tank, plat
form, panel, etc.), time of year
the vehicle is most urgently need-j
ed by the owner, whether in an
emergency he would be willing to
hire or lease it to a government
agency, and so on. Ekch owner
has received a questionnaire card
on which to fill out this informa
Two branches of the Federal
Works Agency have national con
trol over the inventory. The pub
lic roads administration has plan
ned the undertaking. The WPA
is assisting many of the states and
will analyze and list the returns.
Boxcar In Field
Rockford, 111. — The Maxwell
Millers, needing a home, bought |
two refrigerator oars and three
acres of cornfield.
Mrs. Miller is the daughter of
Mrs. Ruth Hanna Simms, former
Her father was the late Senator
Her wedding in August to young j
Miler, who works in a factory, was
one of Rockford’s leading social
Houses are scarce, so they com-
oined economy and ingenuity and
.noved two refrigerator cars to a
i.ract 12 miles north of Rockford.
AUMllMIS I'KATOR’S NOTICE
Having cpialified as administra
tor of the estate of J. M. Poplin,
late of Wilkes county, N. C., this
is to notify all persons having
claims against said estate to pre
sent them to the undersigned,
whose address is Route 1, Roar
ing River, N. -C., duly verified, on
01 before the 8th day of November,
1942, or this notice will be plead in
bar of their right to recover. Ali
persons indebted to said estate
will please make immediate settle
This 8th day of November, 1941.
A. A. ALEXANDER,
Administrator of the estate ol
J. M. Poplin, deceased.
For that man on your
mind. Get a Stetson gift
certificate, $5 to $20,
and tuck it in the cute
hat-box with the
miniature Stetson hat
Comes (^ristmas and
the lucky chap will be
set for the Stetson of his
choice. Drop in for the
easiest shopping ever!
North Wilkesboro, N
Give 1 boy ibis fari9ht red
teooter . ✓ . moke Him your
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NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C.
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