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VOL. XXXIV, No. 88
Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORQ, N. C. MONDAY, JAN. 26th, 1942 $1.50 in the S^ate — $2.00 Out of State
RAISE PART QUOTA—
Here On Friday
Night 1$ Success
Drive Continues All This
Week and Contributions
Will Be Solicited
The President’s Ball here on
Friday night was well attended
and profits which went into the
infantile paralysis fund totaled
abont $75, Dr. A. C. Chamber-
lain. Wilkes chairman for the
fund, said today.
He stated that contributions
in addition to the amount raised I
raised at the ball had raised the I
total 'o about half the amount!
asked from the county and th.at |
solicitations will be made this j
week to raise the remainder. He j
s’ated that those who wish to |
contribute may sare Cme and an-
WILL MEAN DEVELOPMENT OF DAIRY FARMING—
COBLE MILK PIJ^T U.^DER CONSTRUCTION
JAPS TO FEEL MIGHT OF AMERICA-
This picture shows Coble Dairy Products plant under construction m Wnkeshoro.
Plans call for completion of the plant this spring and it will hegm naanufacture of
powdered milk with the government getting first call on the entire output. The com
pany hopes to buy as much as $600,000 worth of milk yearly. (Photo by Dwight Nich
roniriiMiit* nitty i nu:? tuiurtu- -- — —^
Doyancp hv mailing? contrih'itiOTiR | FARMERS BEGIN BUILDING UP HERDS—
to him. Miss i.ois Pcroggs. or
Mrs. 0. T. Doiighton.
Dr. f’namheriain tod.ay receiv
ed a message from the national
foundation for infan iie p-’ralysis
which said that local chapters
would he permitted to use wher
ever uecessarv a n.ar‘ of the funds
received in fte drive to assist de
pendents of any man in the ser
vice who becomes a victim of
On Friday night of this week
a dance w'll he held at Min'on’s
skating ri ik at Boomer with part
of the proceeds going to the in
fantile paralysis fund.
Construction Coble Dairy Products
Plant In wnkeshoro M^ell Und^ Way
Naval Forces Score
Blows Against Japs
American warships and flying
fortresses led armed forces of the
unl'ed natioiTs today In punish
ing counterattacks against a
powerful Japanese offensive cut
ting deeper toward vital supply
lines In the Far East.
A to'al of 26 Japanese war
ships and transports were blasted
over the week-end and today by
American flying fortresses and
j naval units and Dutch submarines
and heavy bombers, apparently
taking a toll of many thousands
of enemy troops in convoy vessels
off the eastern coast of Borneo.
I Australian militia and airplanes
i fought enemy Invaders In the
East India Islands; British bomb
ers started big fires In Bangkok;
Chinese squadrons blasted tb«
Japanese base at Hanoi in Frenck
Indo-Oblna and British defens*
forces inflicted heaty losses on
the Japanese in central Malaya.
But the Japanese offensiva
still pushed forward the wedgee
aimed at allied key bases and
supply lines in the east Indies.
Sink 9 Ships
Stunning Naval Victory Won
Without Loss Of Any
DOG ON RAMPAGE—
Two Bitten By
Badly Hurt When
Strick By Auto
Number 1 Given
For Its Materials
Fred Glass Near Death from
Injuries; Bill Osborne
Held In Jail
Fred Glas.s. Wilkesboro resi
dent, was near death today as the
Mrs. Alonso Bumgarner and/e«u>t ot being hit by an automo
Iblle on the street in front of the
Only Industrial Construction
Project In State With
Number 1 Rating
A dog which was thought' to
have been afflicted with hydro
phobia bit a woman and a child
Mrs. .Monzo Bumgarner recei
Glass started to cross
street when he s epped into 1h
path of a ear driven by Bill Os
borne, age 2S, of McGrady.
Glass’ body was tnid'y
and he was carried to the Wilin'
.Tit.-*. .4.., clMU Ut7 I. «ii I
ved p.iinfnl wounds when ttie dog ] physicians after r.\-ain
attacked her and ii later bit , expressed no hope for hi-s
Thomas Finley, live-year-old son [.emvery.
>f Mrs. and Mrs. T. A. Finley. j Osborne, who was repor'ed to
The dog. which was descrilied drinking, was arres-
by police as being a yellow and
Pierre Puchcau, minister of In
terior of prance, who, with Perin-
gaaP, cbici' of the Vichy cabinet,
was fcr.ad dead on a railroad track,
apparently hurled from a train.
white spotted hitch, made its es
cape and definite information on
whether or not it had rahios was
Meanwhilfl. !)>th vie ims are
planning to fake rabies vaccin
Police (’hief .1. E. Walker here
today warneil all dog owners to
keep their dogs confined and tliat
dogs running loo.se would be
‘>d by Arlie Foster. Wilke boro
! noliconian. and placed in ,iail
!l>cnding the outcome of injuries
to Glass. Osborne (old officers
I that he was driving at a slow
ra e of speed. However, officers
, were informed that he was driv
ing at a considerable 'rate tiif
•hat the car (reveled M steps la
fore stopping after Glass was hi
The accident ocettrred ahou'
11 p. m.
ON RENTAL SHELF—
New Volumes At
' Public Library
Many new volnnies have beer
received during the past few dav'
at the Wilkes county public libra
ry. it was learned today.
Some of the latest I .-pe fictioi
Dent Turner, formerly of
Statesville, was drowned at I.os
-\ngelei!, California. Sunday, ac
cording to a message received
here by his sister. Miss Toby added to the rental shelf incliid'
Turner superintendent of the ‘he following: “Flying I Ranch
Wilkes’ hospital, ' by Bower: “Dragon Seed” by
He was a son of the late W. D. Pearl S. Buck: “Corn in Egypt’
of Statesville, and Mrs. by Warwick Deeping: "Saratogc
’Turner. Hte father was a former j Trunk”, by Edna Ferber: “As-
Dientenant Governor and the j tra”, by Grace Livingstone Hill
family la widely known through-1 “Lonely Parade”, by Fanni
out the state. Several years ago'Hnrst; “Da.vs -A.re as Gras--”, by
he went to California, where he Wallace McElroy Kelly: "Insid
married. He is survived by his Latin America’’, by John Gunth
•widow, two children, four sisters
and one brother: Miss Toby Tur
ner, North Wilkesboro: Mrs. W.
A. Tucker. .A.uburn. N. T.: Mrs.
Edna Robin-on. Boone; Mrs. W.
A. Calvert. Greensboro: Jack
Turner. North Wilkesboro.
Funeral will be held at Los
er; “The Venables”, by Kathleen
Many other new book.s have
been added to the library and
are no' on the rental shelf. The
library Is located in the North
Wilkesboro town hall.
Defense Stamps In Letters
Do Not Let Them Evade
the Postal Regulations
Chain letters are a violatinii
■ r be postal laws and regula-
'ion.s, M. A, Vickery, assistant
tinasivr. said here today.
The fact that the let ers con-
ein savings stamps does not let
I'.em liy ttie nos at r-gnlation*-'
ind persons who violate the laws
are laying themselves liable to
■iro.seciilion in the federal conri''
Latest thing in the chain let-
» r craze carries defense stanii'
Ml iieii of the dime which was so
nopnlar when ehain letters were
started several years ago. But
all chain letters are illegal.
Best of the LS demonstration
poultry flocks for 1941 in Cabar
rus county was that of Mrs. T. M.
Query, Ilarrieburg, Rou e 1. each
layer in that flock averaging
■>2n eggs during the year.
yVi'h a priority rating second
only to manufacture of equipment
and arms for the armed forces,
construction of the Coble> Milk
Plant In Wilkesboro Is well un-
comple'ed hy April 1 and.compa
ny officials expressed the opinion
that more than one-half million
dollars, possibly $600,000 worth,
of milk could he purchased year
ly from farmers of Wilkes and
The plant will manufacture
Mowdered milk and when it be
gins operation the governmen*
will have first call on the entire
nrodnetion of the plant for food
for the armed force- and to ex
port under 'he lend-lea.se hill to
otlier countries lighting Hitler.
Operation of the plant is ex
pected to bring about great de-
p'oninent of the dairying branch
•f acricnlture in northwestern
North Carolina because highest
iiarket prices will be paid and
he plant •will have a capacity
•nfficient to handle all the milk
farmers of Wilkes and other
'onnties wish to sell. Already
he company ha-; placed field men
in the 'erritory to work with far
mers in efforts to build up their
herds for maximum production,
J B. Snipes, county agent,
■ind his associates in the exten
sion service and other a.gricnl ii-
ral agencies, are assiVting in this
work and are helping farmers in
everv w.iy p-ossilile to l>e ready to
sell substantial quantities of milk
when the plani is onened
j Delivering mighty new blows
to Japanese sea-borne in'Tsion
! forces, United Sta’es warships
I have sunk seven and possibly
nine of transports and escorting
I warships in Mac-aeser Straits be-
I tween Borneo and Celebes Islands
the Navy Department announced
The announcement added five
additional ships definitely sent
to the bottom and a sixth proba
ble to two vessels proviotisly re
por'ed destroyed and a third be
lieved left sinking in an engage
ment with the same Japanese
convoy in these waters.
This s’unning naval victory was
won by cruisers and destroyers
of the U. S. Asiatic without a sin
gle loss of their own. The sink
ing brought to 37 the number of
17 «hips sunk by_ Admiral
Thomas C. Hart’s forces since
In the ’wo days old battle—
which apparently still Is continu-
ing—the attackers suffered only-
slight damages to one destroyer
and four men wounded.
Dutch bombers pouncing on a
Japanese invasion flee’ in the
same area — and probably the
same one—reported Saturday Ihe
capsizin.? of a great Japanese
liner and clean hits on a destroy
er and another transport in their
second attack in two days on
southbound Japanese expedition
This brought the Dutch score
to 11 wap-hips, transports or
supply ships damaged or sunk.
In The Philippines
McArthur’s American And
Filipino Forces Take
Heavy Toll of Japs
Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, left,
commander in chief of Pacific fleet,
pins Navy Cross on Ensign F. M.
Fisler, C. S. N. B. Decoration fol-
■tte-«eaeae hr Ensiim Fisler
and bis crew o( srinc irmy men who
had made a for rd landing at sea
and were walIoW.ag (bout in only
Iwo rubber boats.
BY MRS. BYERLY—
Picture Is Shown
To Kiwanis Clut
Kiwanis Songs and Message
From President Feature
IN THIS CITY—
U. S. E. S. Office
Now Open From 8:30 To
Five Exceot Saturdays
8:30 To 12:30
B. G. Gentry, manager has an-
, nounced a change in the office
Dior.,, hours for the Nor'h Wilkesboro
plant is oneneo. Plans , nours lui i?™.
es-abliehment of routes branch of the United htalos Em
through every community.
The plant in Wilkesboro is ’be
only industrial construction proj
ect in the sta’e which baa a num
ber 1 priority rating, according
to information received here.
BURIAL ASSOCIATION COMMISSIONER RULES—
Burial Associations Must Make
4 Double Assessments Each Year
The office, which is located ic
the Duke Power buildin.g on 9th
street, will be open from S:.30 a.
m. to five p. m. each day except
Saturday and Saturday hours w 11'
be 8:30 to 12:30.
The office hours were made
longer to accommodate a greater
number of people who may wish
to register for defense jobs.
Program Feb. 6th
At Millers Creek
n . O. .1^ Tiu 4 In bis letter Commissioner
Reins-Sturdivant Not Affect- -An association
ed; Has Always Made cannot very well operate with
Double Assessments four single assessments. The de-
par'ment is demanding that al
Burial associations in North associations in North Carolina or
Carolina must make four double single aaressments make
u n'-it . assessments yearly, that was the double' assessments from
Study clai'S of North i es- g ruling Claude C. now ".ntil further notice”,
boro Parent-Teacher association j^pg^nethy, burial a>;sociation
P.-T.A. Study Class |
Will Meet Thursday
Reins-Sturdivant Burial Asso-
1, 1C • a.IS -he lihrarv of "onimissioner made public a’ a -^-hich has home offices
^1 K t ^ H ^ iJ district meeting 'Thursday even- ^ ^ branches In Sparta,
Social Problems club of Millers the high school building. Mrs. A. here
w'ill meet on Thursday afternoon,
'.3:15 to 4:15, in ‘he library of
Creek school will give a patriotic Waggoner will conduct the ^associations iln thi.s
■afety program on February 6, at giggg gnd the topic will be How .
7:30 p. m., at the school children Learn’’. All mothers | the meeting
The program will mclude ad- urged to attend this meeting. ,
dresses on the subject of safety i
and patriotism by club members
West Jefferson, Boone, and Leno
ir and which has the largest mem
bership of any In the state.has al-
T.'ays operated on double assess
menta in accordance ■with the re
ject of safety menta m accoroance mo *=-
club members Interest in forestry is increas-' dressed by Commissioner Aberne- of the state insurance de-
7nd Prominent men of the county, ing steadily among 4-H Club thy were associations i n North payment. The ruling will not af-
ana proim Wovop ronntv. renorta WUlteaboro. Taylorsville, 8‘ates th» Reins-Stnrdivant assocl-
Air Raid Wardens
Will Meet Tuesda!
' Mrs. r.eola M. Byeily. an exfi-
iiitivp ill the Social Security offic-
! in Salisbury, addressed the Nor 1
'Wilkesboro Kiwanis Club Frida-
noon on the subject of “Socia'
Security’’ and presented a sonn
picture wliich very vividly gav'
'the background for the social se
Iciirify i-rovram in the nafon.
A. A. Casliioii was prograir
chairman. Prior ‘o the aridre-'
'of Mrs. Byeily. the clnli ioinc '
in s-inging Kiwanis songs, led b‘
Pev. T. Sloane Giiv. Jr., and Sei-
retary T. E. Story read a messac
fro-n Charles S. Donley, nresidee
of Kiwanis international. Th
■Meeting Friday, alone with meet
illgs of all Kiwanis cl 'is dlirie-
ihe week, was in .special oliserv
ance of the anniversary of Ki
Pre^iden* .T. B. W’illiams an
nounced meeting of the director-
of the cl'ib on Thursday night
fi:3n, and urged alt commit’'''
chairmen to have wi-i ten reports
At the meeting were the fol
lowing guests: Perry Lowe with
F. Kilbv: Frank Buck wiH
Edd Gardner: L. B, Carpenter
with J. B. Williams: E. N. Snow
with R. G. Finley.
J. B. McCoy, air raid warden
nhief for North Wilkesboro. said
today that a meeting of all air
raid wardens will be held on
Tuesdav nlvbt. seven o’clock, a'
the town hall.
He asked all to be on time
saying that the meeting would
be short in order not to conflict
with other meetings.
Oliver Hendren, 36,
Funeral On Sunday
Last rites were conducted Sun-
‘3 ''^ndnent men of the county, ing steadily among 4-H Club thy were associations i n isomn payment. The ruling will not at- of biv"
ll^club will render patriotic members of Wayne County, reports WUltesboro, Taylorsville, S'ates ,ect the Reins-Stnrdivant assocl-1-iendren,
^d f m^t tatemSr pro- D. J. Murray, assistant farm agent >1116, Lenoir, Boone, West Jef- gtion rates other than it wffl not
Is M^ured. A cordial Invlta- of the N. C. State College Extern-1 ferson, Sparta, Blkln and Hamp- Kg permissible to omit an assess-
STls is^rteiuled all to attend, sion Service. Itonvllle. | (Continued on Page Five) the funeral serrioe.
Wai-hingtnn. A merican - Fili
pino forces have handed ihejap-
inese a terrific se’back in the
I’hiMppine fighting, killing hun-
lreds and capturing larger quan-
■itics of supplies and equipment
in a surprise counterattack.
T’nis ”sma.shing succesH.’’ as
the War Depart men'’s communi
que yesterday happily de.scribed
it. relieved an immediately peril
ous situation for the defenders
and was a great strategical tri
umph for General Douglas Mac-
(It was a birthday gift, inci
dentally. as MacArthiir was 6S
January 26 which already has ar.
rived in the Philippines.!
The situation prior to tlie coiin-
terattack was this:
. For 48 hours the Japanese hsd_
been hammering at MacArtbiir’s
left flank anchored on the China
.iJea side of the Batan peninsula
Frp,-li on#'my troops wprt> pouring
in n the fray from Imats and were
infiltrating liehiml the defenders'
lines Guns of Japanese warships
standing off the coast, were siip-
MorlinL' the al'ack Outniimliered.
‘he .•\mericaii-Kili:i’io fnrees
were iieitig driven liai k and losses
were tienvv on tiolh ides
Rut the wily MaeArtluir. in-
siead of eoneenlraling his forees
on the left eventnaliy to tie over-
wlielined li.v superior nninhers,
pil' his greatest strength on the
riglit— the Manila Bay side of
the peninsula - and andacionsly
JAPS ARE STOPPED-
Push In Malay
Polio Gifts At
Singapore'. Imperial hombers
and artillery deluging the .Tana-
■ipsp with Ions of explosfves,
oalled the driv.' on Singapore
• sterd.ay and fron' rep-orls re-
• ealed that two trapped .Austra-
lan battalions in an epie fe.at of
■'roism had snatched the whole
itri i-h left flank fi' a imminent
"Since Saturday oiir troops
have maintained their positions
in the faee of heavy Japanese
-Psc'.re .-pMo.'ti.d b" continu
ous fighter plane and bomber
attacks,” a general headi,iiarters
communique said at midday.
The imperials held fast in ’he
critical Bahat Pahat area on the
west coast, “at'acked the enemy
with some success.’’ north of
Kluang ill central .Malaya 50
miles above Singapore and blas
ted effectively at the Japanese
around .Mersing on the ea«‘ coast.
.Aussies Expect Violent Jiip Blows
Newest candidate for the unho
ly distinction of being the “mean
est man In the world” is the one
who stole the infantile paralyse
contributions at the Allen Thea
tre Thursday night.
A “wishing well” placed on the
wall in the lobby was stolen, to-
ge'her with the undetermined
amount of coins it contained, late
Thursday night when the attend
ant had gone to another peut of
the theatre. Identity of the thief
has not been determined.
Melbourne. — Jana nese on
slaughts of increasing violence
against Australian territory are
imminent. Army Minister Fran
cis M. Porde warned laU night
after the third urgent appeal for
help in three days had been
speeded to London and Washing
Australia may have her back
to the wall, he saifl, but already
her air and land forces have
struck at the Invaders of New
Britain Island. He 'believed Aus
tralian bombers had scored di
rect hits on 8xne of 17 Japanese
transports and warshiDS in the
harbor of Rabnl, main city on th*
northeast ,coa8t of the tehtai.