Publiflhed Mpndays abd Thursdays NORTH WH.KESBORO. N. C-^1f0|^Y, FEB. 2rid, 1942 the 22.00 Out of State
NATION’S MANPOWER TO BE COUNTEIX—
TRADITIONAL WEATHER PROPHET SAYS—
WINTER IS NOT OVER YET!
Plans Call For
I Will Be Third Registration
I Under Provisions Of Se
lective Service Act
Plan Allied " Air Moves Asaimt Axis
■ . .,.v- .-
patriotic response to APi^^^
Air chief marshal Sir Charles Portal (left), chief of the air staff of the
Royal Air force, and Lient. Gen. Henry H. Arnold, chief of the United
States air forces, are shown dnring their meeting: in General Arnold’s
office at Washington, D. C, They discnssed aerial details of the grand
Today is groundhog day and tradition says that when
the groundhog saw his shadow today he went back into
hibernation for six more weeks of winter. This weather
prophecy was made by Mr. Groundhog in defiance of
government censorship of advance weather reports.
While the weatherman last night held his prediction to
24 hours (continued cold) the bold groundhog tells us
that there will be six more weeks of winter.
MOVE UP CLOCKS SUNDAY NIGHT—
Time Will Begin
On February 9
On Monday, February 16, men
I between ages of 20 and 45 who
I have not p^reviou.sly registered will
I register for military service.
In Wilkes county the two draft
I boai’ds plan to have a registration
place in every voting precinct.
I Registration of every man be-
I tween the prescribed ages who has
I not already registered for military |
I who fail to register.
Proclamation by Pre.sident
Roosevelt on the third registration
stated that men who had attained
tHeir 20th birthday on or before
December 31, 1941 and who will
!not have reached their 46th birth-
'day on February 16 will be requir
ed to register.
Both draft boards in Wilkes are
expected to announce detailed ar
rangements, including all places of
registration, at a?j early date.
The registration will be from
seven a. m. until nine p. m.
Teachers will assls* in tho reg
istration and the county school
system will not operate on regis
tration day, Feb.''uary 16.
Legion Will Meet
Here Friday Night
Wilkes post of the American Le
gion will meet on FViday night,
7:30 o’clock, in the Yadkin VaBeiy
.Motor company show rooms on
■ Ninth street. All
‘urged to attend.
I FEBRUARY 6th—
To Be Installed
On Friday Night
On February 9th the United
States will begin using daylight
saving time on a national scale.
*naie will be advanced one
fkoiit the ceiiuitry in
terest of greater war pro-
Congress passed a law au
thorizing daylight saving time
to begin February 9 and con
tinue for the duration of the
Little confu.sion i.s anticipated
because the time will be used
thronghout the country. Clocks
will be moved forward one hour.
Nothing defenite was announc
ed here today but the opinion
j was freely expressed that day-
I light saving time would prevail
, in local indu.stries and through-
I out the city.
Schools on the Wilkes county
.systemi will o|>«»rate on Iayliglit
saving time but the opening time
sill be 9:30 instead of 8:.30. A :-
tually, the schools will be open
ing at the same time (by the
sun) as at present. It was point-
«! out that if rural s'!iools »p-
•■noxl at H:30 dayliglit .-Jiving
time Uiat a ma.,iority of those
who ride buses would have to
leave lioino b“fore dayliglu.
Lincoln Day Rally
In Wilkes Feb. 14
Are Disposed Of
In Wilkes Court
Thursday, Feb. 12
February clinic for free exami-
j nation of cripples will be held at j
: the Wilkes hospital on Thursday, ^
' b’chruary 12, it was announced to- I
I day by the county health depart- j
Scrap Iron Week
Leaden Say Present Driva
Only A Beginning for Col
lection Needed Metals
Major A. L. Fletcher To In
stall Advisory Council for
UCC Here Friday
Time, Place, Speaker And
Other Arrangements To
Be Announced Soon
LThree Weeks Term for Trial
of Civil Cases End^ On
Friday, Last Week
Wilkes superior court cl»jed
three-weeks’ term Friday.
.Iiwico ,j. H. Clement, of Win-
Howie WiD Take j N. B. Smithey, chairman of the
j Republican party in Wilkes, said
Ink Af I
slUU sal 1jCU\«VU1C for a Lincoln Day dinner and ral-
. |ly to be held in Wilkes county on
^ . c • wii -r 1 [Saturday, February 14, following
County Sanitarian Will Take | birthday anniversary on
Similar Joh There; Sam [Thursday, February 12.
Hensley Coming Here
H. B. Howie, Wilkes county
Pacific Fleet Sinks Auxiliary Sea
Craft and Wrecks Enemy Planes
America’s mlehty Pacific fleet,
strikine boldly in terrible v. iu
geanoe for the sneak attack- last
December 7 ou its Psari Harbor
base, has raided si.x .laiv.iup.se
bases In the Marshall and Cilhert
Islands on the main sunoly route
to Australia, causing irr“at dam
age. the Navy Department an
Many au.xlliary eraft wvre
sunk, beached or damaged ex
tensively. Numerous planes were
wrecked and military establish
ments ashore were left in sham
It Planes Ix>st
Two American warsh'Os were
damaged slightly, and 11 Amer
ican warplanes were lost. The at
tack came eight weeks after the
treacherous raid on Hawaii.
The depredations of the Pacific
fleet men-o’-war were the second
disaster in a fortnight for the
ambitious men of the Mikado.
The bottom of the narrow Macas
sar Strait iietween Borneo and
tile octopus like Celebes was
strewn with the debris of a vast
Japanese armada, apparently in
tent upon overrunning the vital
Dutch Treasure l.sland of Java.
Perhaps half the Japanese fleet
of 100 ships was sunk or cri])-
The Marshalls. 2.000 miles
southwest of Pearl Harlior and
l.SOO miles from the Australian
continent, were wrested from
Oermany. now Japan’s ally, after
the first World War. The Gil
hert Island base of Makin was
seized from the British soon after
war erupted in the Pacific. The
sneaking Japanese had thumbed
their nose at the League of Na
tions, whose manda'e forbade
them to fortify the positions.
ston-Salem. pi'esided over the sanitarian for the past three
lengthy court, during which civil years, will assume a similar posi-
cases were tried. Several were:-ion at Lcaksville in Rockingham
disposed of while many which j county on February 10. it was
were calendared for trial were learned today from the county
continued. health department
Cases disposed of during the Howie, whose home is at Mon-
latter part of the court were as j roe. has worked very efficiently
follows: in Wilkes and his ability as a
J. M. Baiiguess. administrator ,.ani arian has lieen respected by
for Charlie Bangness e,=tate, ver- all concerned.
BEATEN BY BOONE—
Two Games This
Week For Lions
North Wllkesboro high school
ba«ke‘'ball .team will play Hidden-
Ite team there on Tuesday night
and Its next home game will be
on Friday night. 7:30. when a
strong team will come here from
Galax, Va., high school.
North Wllkesboro has a better-
than-average team this year and
bas won some exciting gamee^
' On Friday night Boone high
school defeated North Wllkesboro
here by the score of 30 to 11.
Boone has one of the fastest
high school teams in the sta e
and has amassed an impressive
record of victories.
One-tenth acre will provide
svffteient vegeUWes for one per
son;'hence. a farm family of five
shoiild plant at least ono-^lf ac-
je to iBa« van^blo ranWrOments
ol tM iMiliY •’
WAS COACH HERE—
A Defense Job
Mias Evelyn McGee, of Win
ston-Salem, New Math
Teacher In School
F. H. Franklin, math teacher
and coach for North Wllkesboro
high school this year, left Satur
day to accept a position with the
Douglas Aircraft company on
Long Island, N. Y.
BVanklin’s successor In the
classroom is Miss Elvelyn McGee,
of Winston-Salem. Miss McGee Is
a graduate of Salem College and
comefi to North Wllkesboro high
sus Arnie Byrd. PlainMff recover
ed nothing on claims for death
of Charlie Baiiguess in automo
Zollie Dunn versus Vera R.
’ Diinn. divorce granted.
I M. E. Foster versus R. H. .4n.
I derson, plaintiff recovered SI50.
I Mrs. I>. M. Combh versus Dr. E.
N. Phillips, judgment of non
jsnit and notiri of appeal given
I by plaintiff.
I W. B. Somers versus M. F. Ab-
.sher and Wllkea eoun'y commis-
j sioners, voluntary nnn-fiuit by
plaintiff and by defendants on
I E. V. Williams versus John
I Weaver, mistrial when the jury
failed to agi-ee.
I Yadkin Valley Motor Company
j versus N. T. Wood, plaintiff re-
■ covered 1225.
Mrs. Joyce Yale DeLarue ver
sus Howard DeLarue, marriage
annulled because defendant
married a* the time of marriage
to the plaintiff.
D. J. Faw versus Citizens In
surance company of New Jersey.
Plaintiff recovered $135.
Cordelia A. Felts versus Shen-
jandoab Life Insurance company.'
I plaintiff recovered $1,0'00 on dis
Carlotte Hicks Greene versus
Edward L. Greene, divorce gran
Bessie Wilcox versus Royal
Holland, plaln'lff recovered noth
■|ing for alleged assault.
He will he succeeded in Wilkes |
by Sam Hensley, a recent gradu-'
ate of the piiPlic health . school
at the University of North Caro-
Chairraan Smithey said that all
plans for the rally have not been
completed but that party leaders
are expecting a most successful
party gathering for the event.
Tentative plans, which are .subject
to change, call for holding the ral
ly at the county courthouse at
eight o’clock on the night of Feb
It will he the first attempt for
a Lincoln Day rally in Wilkes and
already party leaders have ex
pressed much enthusiasm over the
Having a rally of that kind at
home will encourage a large at
tendance and make possible parti
cipation by a much larger number
I.g)cal advisory council for the
Employment Service and Unem
ployment compensation office
here will he installed on Friday
night. February 6. 7:30 p. m,. at
the office ill the Duke Power com
pany building pu Ninth street.
Members of the council, who
were appointed by Governor
Broughton, are as follows: A. F
Kilby and one member to be
named, representing employers:
Dwight Nichols and H. M. Hutch
ens, representing employes: May
or R. T. McNiel, Mrs. C. T.
Doughton and Representative T.
E. Story, representing the public.
Major A. L. Fletcher, chair
man of the Unemployment Gom-
Orer 200,000 poundo of sera?
iron were sold by Wilkes people
during "Scrap Iron Week" which
closed Saturday, but that is only
a beginning, J. B. Snipes, county
agent, who is directing the cam
paign to collect scrap metal
throughout the county, said to
During the week many farmers
and other residents of the county
carried and hauled away scrap
iron to 28 rural buyers in addi
tion to C. A. Ig)we and Sons, lo
cal licensed buyer.
While there was not as much
scrap In Wilkes as ip some coun
ties where there had not been a
buyer for many years, it is expec
ted that many tons will be sold
during the next few weeks, the
county agent said
The drive last week was carri
ed out in connection with a cam
paign among farmers to have
them begin repair of farm ma
chinery, to order parts and to
bell for scrap any machinery be
yond repair and other metals
about their premises.
A special effort will be made,
the county agent said, to have
pensation Commission, will in
stall the council. Illustrations of owners sell junked
the functions of the Unemploy-1 because much valuable mptal can
ment Compensation Commission j be obtained in that manner
will be carried out for the benefit ' P'’anners and others who have
of the council. B. 0. Gentry, man-1 scrap metal can render a patriot-
ager of the local office, said to- i le servlee and help thmselves 9^,
day. ; nancially by selling scrap metals,
WILMER BYRD HELD FOR MURDER— ~
Wiles Youth Killed
At Millers Creek
lina at Chapel Hill. Mr^ Hensley
and family, which cons.s s of Mrs. Lincoln Day dinners
Hensley (and two ch.lclren, w. ^r. Smithey said. |
move ‘o Wilkes soon and he yvill
begin his duties on February 10.
speaker, will be announced soon.
“Big Apple” Guard
At Used Car Lot
That big German police dog
in the li tle house on Yadkin
Valley Motor company's used car
lot On ninth street is the night
With cars becoming scarce, a
lot of good used cars is quite a
temptaMon to a would-be thief.
But ‘‘Big Apple” is on the job
night and day. If you don’t be
lieve it, just try getting too
The ideal garden soil should
be fertile, well-drained, reten
tive of moisture and soil nutri
ents, should warm up quickly In
the mring, and should not-bake
after hard rains.
S''"i!il Prob.'ems Club of Millers
Creek school will present a pa’rl-
otlc program on the subject of
‘‘Safety’' at the school on Friday
night, February 6. seven o’clock.
Assisting the club in presenting
the program will be a number of
husiicss and professional leaders
in the county. A. V. Nolan, high
school faculty member, is club
sponsor; Arnold Hurley, who will
preside, is president. Aline Mc
Neill is president of the glee club,
which will help in the program,
and Mrs. Fred Gaither is glee club
The public, and especially all pa
trons of the school, have a cordial'
invitation to attend the program.
The program has been outlined
as follows: welcome by EMward
Rash; invocation by Rev. J. L. A.
•J. D. Wiles. l.‘>. was shot ivnil
imstant.ly killed .Satunlay ov«*n-
ing at the home of Osear
Wiles, a neighbor, in the
Dockery coniinimity of Wilkt-s
W’ilmer Byrd, lO. was arres-
Nd by Sheriff C. T. Doughton
and placed in .jail ' on ttie
cliarge of killing Wiles.
B.ml, Wiles and two more
other youtlis were at Osejir
Wiles’ home when Byrd piekisl
up a .shotifun in the hall and
shot the Wilki’s youth as h-
stood on tlie baek porch, ac
cording to the account of the
affair given Sheriff Itouglilon.
Wiles' fell dead when the full
charge, struck liiin on the left
side of his clu-st below his
heart and Bjnd left the .scene.
He wa.s found by the sheriff a
short time later in the sjiine
iieighliorhooil jtnd wa,s inioxi-
rated. Toilay lie is rejHirted t»
have said tu‘ did not remem-
Imt anything Ilua hapismed in
ronn«*etion with the di'otii of
Wild. Bynl will he given a
hearing Ttiesday morning in
The offeers is-ce'ved no ns
jH'rts of any I rouble or quar-
I'cl biSween Byrd and Wile**,
who had Ims-m a.ssoriiites sinco
eliililhood. UjTd is a s-m of
t’liarlle Bynl, of Koek Oeok
towmsliip and Wih-s was a son
of Vesta! and Ethel Wih’S. of
li e sjiine mnunuaity. In a*ldl-
tion to Ills |iarenf.s he leave**
thi"ee si-Sters and live hn>tJiers.
Funeral for Wlle.s was held
toflay 11 a. m., at Covenant
church with Rev. J. S. Bryant
ami Rea- Cjiger Dillard In
Fifth month pyaro'l for the
Wilkes county school system
went out Fh'iday to teachers, bus
drivors and all other employees,
It was learned today form the of-
Amei-ica The Beau- flee of the county board of edu-
tiful ” by glee club: "History and | cation.
Meaning Of Our Flag,’’Ben Blake-i The total payroll was approx-
_ _ M '»iar tspangieu Djuiuet, uy »«:«= „ PJ C *it*
ItAf* llAI%f I llimpr club; list of men in service, and lVlrS. ILCl Lsnirill
1 VI 1/CIll IIUIICI iplayer; ‘‘Battle Hymn of| I- T«lr*»n Rv 1
Republic,” by glee club; “JS7orld| 1 aKCII Oy J
IN ADDRESS FRIDAY BEFORE KIWANIS CLUB—
Judge Hayes Says War Consciousness “j
And Unity Essential h Present War
“Our Attitude Toward The or*, etc., are makiing the people
War” was the subject of an In- conscious of war and that shei
sniring address Friday noon by ^ realization is necessary.
Federal Judge Johnson J. Hayes, j The second essential he snoke
of Wilkesboro, before the North of was unity. He told of Amert-
Wllkesboro Klwanis Club. can victories in the past when
The program was in charge of (be people were solidly nnlted
C.O. McNiel, who presented Judge ^“1 (bat all must now be united
Hayes. The jurist urged that all (" Preserve the heritage won by
fake hope and that he believed of perseverance of those In
that there Is a great and wonder- former generations. In lllnstrat- jj;
ful life for Americans after they unity he called attention to a
come through the present con- snowflake, infinitesimal within It-
fllct. "We have the capacl'y to ®®*f’ but when combined with
defeat the enemy but we must nillllons of others can stop &
wS’"“Columbia," tl^’G^m rf"the'imarely $35,(w6. greater part of' “(^^ke to our duty and our oppor-, (m^- of High Point
S," by glee club; pledge of which was mSde up of teachers’ (unity or we might be too late. "oEweu. of High Point.
allegiance to flag, by everybody; salaries paid by the state
Star Spangled Banner,” by glee'
The first essential he spoke of
was a gupst of Genio Cardwell at
War number 2”, Fred Day Kilby: •
“Pearl Harbor,” by glee club;'died Thursday at her home in Red- bocauae they
Last rites for Dent Turner,
native of Statesville and a broth
er of Miss Laura L. (Toby) Tur
ner. of North WHkeaboro, will , .
be held at Oakwood cemetery. In ("Safe Driving,” by Ray 'Whitting-1 church. '■ ' suld (bat auch things as the lack
Statesville, on Thursday, Febru- ton; ‘‘Safe Walking,” by Woodrow j She is survivnd. by her hnsbend, of rtrbber, loss of silk, failure to
bry 6, 2:30 o. ». .. , South. Edward Griffin, ftnd two aona, A. get all the aagsr we want, In-
He waa drovn*^ In Lake After the program by tbe eto-iNL Griffb*. rf - “4 H- T. si^lcleaey of cans for Vegetablea,
; (Contlaned on page 8) (Contlnned oji page 8) ' lOrttfin, of Bnqfc fattreawd nombere of tal eollect-
was that the people must be war |
conscious. In this connection he, JUIUW IVllIUtrel ^ .
said that it had been necessary On Friday NigKli |
Mrs. Lucretia Griffin, age' 84, for many to revise their thinking
_.ed ’Thursday at her home in Red- bocauee they had thought that
Safety and the War," by Arnold Idies River township. Funeral was the enemy was not so formidable j of Mrs. R. G. Ridey, will
Hurley; “America”, by glee club; held Friday at Congo Holiness and they had proved to be. He a junior minstrel at the iBcho^
' ■ ■ *"■ ditoriora, on Friday night.
Pupils of the t’inley Studio sriitifl
: Dance and Drama, under dir