State NYA Head
To Visit County
For Farm Meeting
rTwo-Day Meeting of Farm
for County Feb. 11-12
Largest Mobile Gun Starts East
It was announced today by
I.awrenoe Miller, Secretary of the
Wilkes O.A.C.A. that a inee ing:
of all rommitteemen. both conn
ty and coninmnity. would he held
at the courthouse on Wednesday
and Thursday. Fel ruary 11th and
12th. On Wednesday. February
11th. the public is invited to
both the niorniua and afternoon,
mee'ins. Startin.s; at 10 a, m.
the meeting wilt go in coniinic- ,
tion with the R-xten-slon Depart-1
ment. J. B. Snipes, county asren'. '
and an Extension specialist from
the State office. In the afternoon
the committee will he addre'^sed
by John Dan.t;, S ate admintstra-
tor of N.Y.A. for North Farolina.
on the subject. “Farm Youth in
Defense." Immediately tollowinr
his address, matter^ in regard to
the AAA program in the county
will be dlscttssed.
On Thnrsday. Fehriiaiy 12. K.
Y, Floyd, Executive Assistant of
the AA.A for N'or h Farolina. has
called a meeting of all county
.AAA officials for the purpose of
discuseing certain changes in the
IN THIS CITY—
Scoub Acthre h
Observance of Boy
Scout Week Event
Scout Service Held Sunday,
Another To Be Wednes
day; Banquet Thursday •
The giant 240-millimcler portable howitzer built in a Milwaukee fac
tory is shown as it was being prepared for its trip east to the ordnance
proving grounds at Aberdeen, Md. The howitzer is the largest fully
mobile gun ever built.
IS NATION-WIDE THIS TIME —
Clocks Moved up Hour
As War Time Comes In
Bov Scout Week observance here
is under way with several activi
ties planned by local troops.
On Sunday night a special Scout
service was held at the First Bap
tist church with the pastor, Dr.
John W. Kincheloe, Jr., speaking
on the subiect, “A Scout Is Rever
ent.” Troop 35 and several visit
ing Scouts were present.
On Wednesday night members of
both Scout troops, 35 and 36, will
attend the midweek service at the
First .Methodist church.
On Thursday night troop 35
will have a father and son banquet
at the scout hut at the Metho’dist
Troop members will be hosts to
their fathers at the banquet and a
j very enjoyable occasion is assured.
Other Scout activities will in-
SOME WA|t REPOSTS ENCOURAGING; OtH^ tIOT SO I
12.00 Out of jStOto
Japanese Threaten Singapore
Latest Reports Says Japanese
Attack Force Checked
By British Forces
Fresh Russiaa troops from the
East led a vigorous offensive be
low Leningrad Sunday, seeking,
to shatter the whole left wing
of the German Invasion army,
while farther south other soviet
forces converged on Smolensk,
and doggedly fought west in the
Lnll in Libya
In Libya there appeared to be
a lull, as the British communi-
, , . , , r, said that patrols fanning
elude specia projwts for Scout I ^^om their positions west and
members throughout the,
Funds Is Success
Quota Raised But The Exact
Amount Not Known Un
til Final Report# In
i’«‘oplc of America
Maine to t’alifoniia arose
hour earli>r tMlay as
time went into elfoel.
rica-ks were tunietl up one
hour earlier tlii-oughout the na
tion. giving everyIkmIv an op-
|K>rtnnity to sjm‘»*I up piXMlur-
tioii one hour and .save elrt’tri-
’ily for war l>rKluet‘oii.
War time. me hour fa'fer
than standard fhne, is now tlie
official time of the nation, n.s
»leere'd b’y the eoiigres.s and
IVaetieally everyliod.v this
morning went to work one hour
earlier, lixliisf ries, raili-oads,
buses and hu-sine s linns liave
moved up one hour.
But .all clocks r»‘ad the same.
—war :line—and there should
b‘ little or no confusion.
Kverything is timetl by war
time. Ho^yever, in some few iii-
.stiuices hours if o|>eration have
Schools of the Wilkes county
.system a»v pperathig at I):30,
war tiiiie, with eXteption of
JIulberry, which open# at i^e.
North Wilkejtboro city schdols
are o]>erating on war time, op
ening at SrlMf.
south of Tobruk had failed to
make contact with any "impor
tant bodies’’ of Axis troops.
General Erwin Rommel, Axis
commander, appeared to be paus
ing for reorganization and per
haps new supplies from rear has-
The Methodi.st-Baptist troop es before attempting to take To-
, of Boy Scouts of America, will bruk and drive the British back
la'tend the prayer service at the the remaining 100-odd miles to
'Scout Service At
I Methodist Church
Fighting In Africa In Tempo
rary Lull Before New
Under leadership of Dr. A. C.
Chamberlain the drive here to
raise funds with which to fight in
fantile paralysis was very success
ful 4nd the quota has been raised.
D •• Chamberlain, chairm'^ for
the lampaign, said today Jnrat a
com ilete report cannot be made [Recruiting Party Will Be In
unti returns are in from all coin | FoK
collection bo.xes and other sources,' North Wilkesboro Feb-
but .that substantial amounts have ruary 13th t to 20th
beeii contributed by many people
LEATHERNECKS COMJNG j history PANEL—
Marines To Land Patriotic Rally
! In N. Wilkesboro Tuesday Night
First Methodist church Wednes
day evening in a group. This is
, one of the services being held as
a part of the celebration of Boy
I Scout Week. The minister. Rev.
A. F. Waggoner, will speak on
I At the cloiie of prayer service
’ the finance committee and the
I building committee of the church
! will meeU. to forjpula|6Plans^
I the evecrioh' of a’rew eduitltfdtr
the Egyptian border.
I building and remodeling of the
present sanctuary. The finance
committee is composed of J. R.
Hix, chairman, Mrs. J. C. Reins,
.secretary, J. B. Carter, ‘reasurer,
P. W. Eshelman, R. M. Brame,
Jr., Dr. P. C. Hubbard and Mrs.
Meeting At City Hall On , j 15 justice, Jr.
HAS SEVEN MEMBERS—
U. C. C. Installed
On Friday Night
Singapore. — Japanese troops
landed yesterday on TTbin Island
in Johore Strait, half a mile off
Singapore Island, touching off an
artillery duel that has raged in
cessantly over the north shore
of this beleaguered fortress since
The boom of guns and crash of
shells continues unabated and
at the rear positlcii, a soldier’s
gramophone is playing “Hang Up
the Washing 011 the Siegfried
Singapore has had iu strong
est ta-jte of war yesterday, hut
the number of casualties is not
!expected to be large.
From the alkaline deserts of the | jgianj ^^s not on the
West, America can harvest haU a
bniitm pounds of na nral nibber to
offset the Jap grab at Indies, claims
Dr. T. Harper Goodspeed, Univer- . , . ,.
w- igcs, sinking a prowling enemy
vpssel offshore. silencing more
Japanese gun.s on the mainland.
I sity of California scientist. He is
I shown here with "rabbit bosh,” the
I new rubber plat t, which may reach
life-saving status in this war.
Moose Sponsor of A Public
Tuesday Night, 7:30
and I that the quota for the county
has Ibeen raised.
Hpwever, if there are those who
havi neglected to contribute to
the fund they may send their con
tributions to Dr. Chamberlain im
Kvcrybod.v is invited to a patrio-
For The Week
Tire rationing boards for Wilkes
Local Council for the North jaunty their regular meetings
Wilkesboro branch office of the the past week and is.sued
The building, North Wilkesboro branch office of pg^j^its to purchase tires to per-
1 committee is composed of S. V. the North Carolina Unemployment eligible under the regulations
j Tomlinson, chairman. W. H. Duh- Compensation Commission and the
ling, Mrs. J P. Horton, Mm.; United States Employment Service ^
Major Fletcher Act# For The,
Governor In In#taIIation '
Meeting In Thi# City
that tires in certain obsolete size.s
the linited States tic rally to be held at the city hall Hai'fy Pearson, J. S. Deans, H. *"^***3,®** which are well defined in the regu-
M. Hutchens, Mrs. J. B. Carter, jor A. L. Fletcher, chairman of the
Marine Corps Recruiting Service ’Tuesday night, 7:30. „ , j
is sending nut from its head- The pthering will be opened by »r.d Geiiio C^dwelL
quarters station in Raleigh a a 30-minute concert by the North
number of temporary recruiting Wilkesboro high school band and
parties, one of which will he loca the mam feature of the meeting
j Unemployment Compensation Com- .
in need of them and that all tires
^ . , , ’ll I A pai iffic yfi wuiv.ii «»»» »jc — w — - d
mediately and the amounts will he Xortli Wilkesboro from the will be a history panel discussion
included in the report.
Clem Wrenn Dies
In Atlanta, Ga.
Foraer President Of feank
Of Wilke#; Widely
Known Here ^
Boy Scout Week
land crippling three enemy homb-
The people are learning to dis-
jiiiiguish between the thunder of
'their owfi and the Japan^eTse guns,
land are taking it all with sui-pris-
I ing calmness.
‘ On the coas'al fronts there has
i ^0 ,.tittle Japanese a^ctlvity, and
(the defenders have beeiT~abie to* '*
■deal quickly with that. The occa
sional Japanese approaches to
•siiigaper have received neat hand
AT MILLERS CREEK—
Large Crowd Brave# Bad
Weather To Fill Auditori
um For School Progfram
13th to the 20’h of February. on Wilkes county and the part its |
The Marine Corps at the pre.s- people have had in each major,
ent time is seeking thousands of crisis which has faced the nation,
men to aid the Leathernecks do J- U- Hackett and J. B. Williams |
the Job 'hey started in this war 'viH lead the panel. i History repeats itself!
and it is their aim to see that the ' There will be other interesting "pjjg sconts of America js
Marines keep up Ihe good work features and all are asked to make ijyjng again ^the stirring days of
so rapidly that for those who en
list now, immediate advancement
C em Wrenn. for many vears a
leaf ing busines.s man of this city, 1
diet in Atlanta, Ga. Saturday, ae-
con ing to a message received by
reh tiv^ in Mount Airy. | ranks of the Marine Corps
IV r. Wrenn was t,he son of Mr.
E i Wrenn, of Greensboro, and ' , j
L late Mr. Wrenn. of Mount f ‘he mos popular and ,
^ r. Surviving in addition tp his "ewest branches of *lhe Marine
wll I two children, and mother. Corps are the paraclytte troops. .
they have done thus far. plans to attend.
.WhilUj^tlie Marine sergeants are
a' the Post Office in North
Wilkesboro it is' urged that all
men betwaen W.he ages of 17 and
3 0 speak to the Sergeants and
find out the Yeal facts of the Ma
rine Corps. A' the present time,
the Marine Corps is expanding
Men 20-45 Will
Men who had reached their 20th
birthday by December iCU, 19>41,
and who will not have passed their "
VX1.J u xt jt E'u America was asked to take
45th birthday by Monday, Febru-
1917 and 1918. ’The present con-,
flict recalls the service rendered
the NaMon when Scouting was on
ly seven years old. 1
Now, on its thirty-second anni
versary, the Boy Scouts of Amer-
ita again serves America at war.
These services range from poster
dis’ributioii to blackout first aid.
Early in 1941, before the Uni
ted States became involt»d iI^
actual war. the Boy Scouts of
M ■ iri f n • f iloH fho Ill’ll tubes of all pooular sizes and
Major Fletcher installed the ■ .
...» t r not m the obsolete group can be
council as a representative of Gov- , , ,
eronr J. M. Broughton, who ap- sold only to per.son.s wh . a.e de-
pointed the members several weeks ^ as e igi
ago. The council will consist of Tire rationing board for district I
rpnrpcpntincr pmnloves two number one issuea permits to pur- was
representing employers and'three chase tires to the following last | friends of the schcml Friday night
representing the public. On the "■eek:
council A. F. Kilby and one to be Sam Hill Jones, obsolete tires; . » • 1 1
appointed will represente employ- J. E. Erwin, obsolete tires; Glenn and pro essiona e ., p
ers; H. M. Hutchens and Dwight CarHon and Lindsay Rogers. lum-'-^®P-triotm safety
.Millers (heek schnol au litorium
packed with patrons and
, when students in the Social Prob-
'lems Club, a.ssisted by several hus-
Mayor R. T. McNiel, Mrs. C. T.
Doughton and T- E, Story, repre-
(Continued on page fbun
1 Arnold Hurley, president of the
obsolete'ti^;;'j^nVrankHe7de".’ presided and welcome w^ by
s.m and Columbus Glen Williams.
Dr. £. S. Cooper
' Resumes Practice
In N. Wilkesboro
'Church, obsolete tires; Clifford
Dr. E. S. CCooper, who has Triplett, obsolete Tires; Edgar Lee
garner spoke the invocation. Tb«*
glee club, under direction of Mr#.
Fred Cai’her and with Pauline
"oal cn i wood: Gordon Hayes, lum
ber hauler; Luther MdK'olev Mo'-
rison, hauling cattle; Monte Carl • , i j
Jones, obsolete tires; Frank Friday M^well as ac.-ompan.s rendered
Baiay obsolete tires; Richard Grif-, ‘ Ainen^. The Beautiful and sev-
fin, obsolete tires; Sylvan Kilby. uther patriotic numbers dur.
obsolete tires; Dwight Gharlie,
' Ben Blakewood gave the history
which the audience stood and gave
iwo brothers. L. P. Wrenn. of in ^forth Car^mS are loca
E. H. Wrenn.
Mdint Airy, and
Jr, of ReidsTlUe.
T le funeral was held thi
noo 1 at Mount Airy at
bur al taking place -in that city.
A t the" time of his death.
ted at New River.. This is an ex
I cellent opportunity to
one of the ^ost exciting branch
es of the service, and the enlisted
man who is* a resident of North
Mr. Carolina will s'ill be near their
home w^hile stationed at the New
While the Marines are in North
Wilkesboro, it will be an oppor-
Wrtnn was engaged in the rejad
conitruction business in Georgia, n i River Marine Base
I or a number of years Cl^m
Wr inn was one of the best knfwn
bus mess men of this city. HeAvas tumty for one do enlist In the
sec etary of the North Wilkesboro outstanding military organ-
B. k L. Association for a number Jxation in the world,
of rears; a former cashier of the > ' ~
De] osit & Savings Bank; president HELP FILE RETURNS—
of 1 he Bank of Wilkes which failed — « - rff* n
in : 927; and one of the founders of,XMY|Vlan I A Kp
the Wrenn Insurance Agency, the i » AA ITACUl 1 v A/V
nai ie of which was later changed
to the North Wilkesboro Insur
ir. Wrenn was active in civic
affeirs here for a number of
ye«», and baa many friends
thi Bughout this section who will
rej ret to team of his death.
Farmers of Swain county are
CO, operating fully with the Cov
er ment In its request that farm
mi chinery repair parts be order
ed early this year, reporte Farm
Bonds or bondage? Buy U. 8.
Here Five Days
A representative of ‘he intern
al revenue service office in
Greensboro will be at the city
hall In North Wilkesboro from
February 17 through February
21 for the purpose of assisting
people in filing income tax re
Announcement of ’he coming
of the Income tax man to North
Wilkesboro for five days was
made by €. H. Robertson, collec
tor of liltemal revenue In North
just completed an advanced Hemphill, obsolete tires: James r 11 •
ary 16, will register on. Monday, responsibility for the distribution ingcourse at one of the nation’s Ha Somers obsMete tires; William K^y.^lTvice presi-
Fphni»rv 16 for militarv service posters advertising the sale of leading chiropractic colleges in Theodore SomeA, obsolete tires; ^
Tto is L Losi.. I.*. to •»>. Ell,.,. Lev. .b.ol.t.
and those who registered in either ^^oy Scou s put up 1.-,city and today resumed Pract.ee tires; C. C. Hams, mail came.
'in his remodeled and enlarged The regular meeting of Tire , . . ® , ,7, , o .u j:
office in the Relns-Sturdlvant | ra ioning board No. .NC-97-2 was “"*1 Woodrow South dis-
bullding. ' held Thursday afternoon, Febni-
In St. Louis Dr. Cooper studied ary 5, at 2:00 — The following
new methods of painless adjust- applicants being issued certifi-
Ing and X-ray interpretation, cates which will permit them to
of the two previous ^registrations ^
ge. n o required to register. Any
Almost Immediately the Office
between the ages of 20 and 45 and Civilian Defense requested the
who have not previously j^gristered ®®°“ ® ® '
must do so or be liable for severe ®“ helping to collect scrap alu
penalties in the federal court. ! P'""™ construction.
Regristration places, which have I Scou s
all over the United
been announced for every precinct,
States collected 10 million pounds
will be open from seventa. m. un- aluminum—eightly per cent of
til nine p. m. j i •
County schools will not operate I' IT*®" ^’'® “PP®“* ®®’'
which win Insure hie patients of [ purchase tires or tubes, which ev-
the benefits of the latest approved er the cer’^ficate calls for: John
methods of treatment. Thoma.i Royal, .McOrady. one
cussed rules for safe walking.
Men who have helped the club I
and veterans of the first World
War were :heu recognized.
P. W. Eshelman, wlio was sche- '
duled to discuss safety in manufac- ;
taring, was unable to be present ^
W. H. McElwee
His enlarged office has adequate truck tire; Hall-Hudgi#a Truck Vn^ J^"fv;7ment Action in
Carlyle Jordan, who for ‘he
past few yeari5 has been a mem
ber of the state highway patrol,
resigned bis position with the
patrol recently to accept a posi
tion with the alcohol tax unit of
the federal government.
Jordan, whose home is in
Shew Jnfant Dies
illy Shew, age 24 days, aon of
.Hirvey and ^therine 'Shew, died,
Wilkesboro, is at present station-jl^nday and funeral held this field base in Ariidilb-
rooms, office. X-ray room, electric
treatment room,- adjustment
room, dressing rooms and dark
room for X-ray work.
on that date as many teachers will, ^^ste paper. Thousands of modation of patients.
help with the registration. [ toM of waste paper have been —
North (Wilkesboro schools will ka'hered already by them and
qperate as usual a-d registration'‘^elr quest for it cont nues.
will be at the city hall. A suffi-' *" ‘*’®
cient number of workers ^ve been Scouts are doing thMe things
secured without taking the teach- ®t which they are capable to hol
ers from the schools here. fh® hom® front in Its fight for the
democratic way of life. Scouting
prepares boys for many "good
turns" and America hag learned
through war and peace a* Boy
Sqaut Is dependable. I
oy Scouts deserve the encour-
ment and support and all lib-
y loving American .people.
quarters for practice and accom-1 Line, North
RAY CLINE ENLISTS—
There are) truck tires and two tubes; North
reception wilkesboro Grocery Co., North
Wilkesboro, N.C., one ‘ruck tube:
George W. Bumgarner,
Wilkesboro. ®bs®lete; Johny
Myers, North Wilkesboro Route .4.,
1, obsolete: Dr. John W. Morris.
War Emergency’’ and W.D. Half
acre’s subject was "Our Social Or
der In War Emergency.” J. R.
N*"t^li Pi'®'’®^te spoke concerning patrio-
" tism. All the talks were received
After two other numbers by the
. ^ glee club a motion picture depict- ,
North Wilkesboro, two passenger ^
car tires and two tube-i: Tal J. given through courtesy
of Yadkin Valley Motor company.
.. 4 —r,., .. ( hsrie.s Pe>-er was the projector f
and Fuel Co., North Wilkesboro. ^ ^he picture, along wiOt 14
one truck tire other features of the program, waa. j j
very much enjoyed.
Pearson, North Wilkesboro,- one
truck tire; Nbrth Wilkesboro Ice
Norris Child Dies
I Hayes North Wilkesboro,
1 Ray Cline, seventh grade teach-1 truck tire and one tube; Claude
er In North-Wilkesboro sdiool, ,L. Gibson, North Wilkesboro. one
•haa answered the call to service ; truck tire and one ‘ube; Joncie
,y enlisting In the U. S. army. W. Absher. MoGrady. one truck
Ir corps as an aviation cadet. , [tire and one tube. I Mary Lee Norris, infant dangii
He left last week and will re-1 Beginning Monday. February ter of GralrriUe and Paesr
Wve his basic training at an air-j 9. the office of the Tire Ration-1 of Watauw conhty.
ring Board No. NC-97-2 will be Thursday at the
ed in Wilkes and ia working with
other alcohol.tax unit oSteqis.ia
' lad Wf" ■
Sar- Mrs. Bight wahnff, of this city, jopon-duly threa day# each week Funeral was hdd
ihadtuta teachar.-^tn compiste Tnesday, Thursday and Batur-jSprhigs church,«
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