THE JOUfeNAL-PATRIOT HAS ^ BLAZED THE TRAIL OF
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For mutual advantage
,1 do your buying in North
jLwilkesboro, the growing
'©trading center of North
I western North Carolina
late war news—
. Still Holds
I>at»4. war news this afternoon
waa to the effect tliat the city of
Singapore, Britisli str»n|3'o>l in
the far ea*t, was still holding out
against. Japanese invasion hordes.
llritisli, Australian and Indian
troops were battling fiercely
against numerous Japam'se soldi
ers and allied forces were gi’eat-
ly handicapped bccaus' of lack
of air support.
General Mac.Artliur’s forces on
Bataan peninsula in tin* IMiilijs
pines tmlay eontinue their coura
geous resistance against s« ‘iiiing-
ly overwlielming otlds.
However, Britisli militarj’ aii-
tliorities e\pre!sseI little liojie
that allietl forty's in Singai>ore
could long hold out and in .Amer
ican circUw it was sugs!*stel that
-AmeriCiin forces on the I’liilip-
pines may soon have to retrt-at
to CoiTCgidor fortress in Manila
Pretty Kathleen Uarrlman, daugh
ter of W. Averell Harriman, bead
of the U. S. Icnd-lease war mission
in Moscow, is being shown the
sights of London by a steel-helftiet-
ed policeman, who seems to be en
joying the “job” to the utmost.
Published M^adays and Thursdays NORTH WILKfiSBORO, N. C- THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 1W2> .$1.60 in the Sfate — 12.00 Out of StaU
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ONE WAY TO HELP—
Drive For Books
For Arm^ Forces
Under Way Here
Boxes Where Books May Be
Placed Located At Sev
eral Places In City
To Be Given Here
Drive fer books for aiae by men
In the armed forces is progress
ing in Wilkes under the direc
tion of C. O. McNiel, chairman.
In order to make it convenient
for people to donate hooks, box-
erf have been placed a' several
points in North Wilkesboro. in
cluding Hotel Wilkes. Rose's,
posfoffice, Brame’s, the public
library in the city hall and at the
postoffice in Wilkesboro.
.Any good hooks are acceplahle
and late fiCion is very much in
demand I)y soldiers, sailors and
marines. Sponsors point, out that
this represents a good opportii
nity to help the fighting men
wi hoiit any cash expen^'ure and
it is believed that Wilkes people
will contribute many books.
COUNTY AGENT ANNOUNCES—
Food For Freedom Campaign Will Be Dis
cussed In Meetings In Every Section
Of Wilkes County
J. B. Snipes, county agent,
and H. C. Golvard, assistant ag
ent, have announced a schedule
he announcement Issued Tuesday, Feb. 17, R. C. Jarvis W«kes county :people
by the cdunty agent
tant agent follows:
We are holding a series of
twenty-seven meetings next week
beginning Monday. February 16
and continuing through Friday.
February 20. for the purpose of
explaining the Food for Freedom
program to the farmers. We are
planning to discuss in these
meetings the things that are be
ing asked for in our Food tor
Freedom Program, such as. more
milk and butter, more poultry
and eggs, more pork and more
and better gardens (Victory Gar
dens). more soybeans and pea
nuts for oil and seed. We will al
so discuss methods of producing
more legumes and grasses; more
and better pastures end other
things which are essential for
Below we are giving a sched-
u.e of these meetings and we
would like d have all farmers
4:00 p. m.
Tuesday. Feb. 1)
Store, Cycle, and
J. Z. Adams
Cycle, and Charlie Miles,
hill. 4:00 p. m.
Tuesday. Feb. 17. Seroggs S ore
Moravian Falls, and -A
Vannoy. 7:.70 p. m.
Is Discussed In
Will Be b Charge
Two Classes To Begin At |
School Here On March
2nd; Capacity 40 Men
Both Have Hearts in Right Place
Loyal Order of Moose lodge
here on Tuesday night staged a
patriotic rally, which was held
at the city hall with many lodge
members and visitors present.
Preceding the planned pro
gram. the North Wilkesboro high
school hand rendered a concert.
Featuring the program was a
discussion on Wilkes county his
tory. led by J. G. Hackett, assis
ted by J. B. Williams. Many in-
in building the nation were
were brought out by Mr, Hackett.
who is one of the most outstand-
K. Miller, i ing authori ies on the history of
I Wilkes county and all North
Wednesday. Fell. 17. Lonnie (Carolina.
Holl)rooks Store, Abshei'L Midi Some of the facts about AAilkes
M. F. Absher. Hays. 2:on p. m jrounly
Wednesday. Feb. IS.' W
Gamhill Store. Dockery, and \V.
J. Templeton, Hays, 4:00 p. m,
Wednesday. Fei). LS. Tom Gri
er Store. Boomer, and A. T. Nich
ols. Wilkesboro. 7:70.
Thursday. Feb. 19, G. C, Par
sons, Parsonville. and Virgil
riiurch Store. 2:00 p. m.
Thui'sdav. Keh. 19. Ij. K. Wood-
ie Store. Summit, and Taft Fos-
ler, Ghampion. 4:00 p. m.
ThuP'day. Kel). 19. W.W. Har
ris Hardware Store. Roaring Riv
er and Comers Store. T’nion
Grove, 7:70 p. m.
Friday. Feb. 20. T. W. Fergii-
soii, a' F’ergiison. and Mrs. R. H.
history included the fol
lowing: Wilkes has furnished a
governor. lieutenant governor.
Cniled S'ate.s senator, state trea
surer. superior court judges, con
gressmen and a ITnited States
court judge .... Wilkes was
formed in 1770 from Surry coun
ty and included all lauds west to
the Mississippi river first
assembly in Wilkes and conn y
council and court was ft Brown's ,
Ford. Colonel Ben Cleveland was j
inemherv of the council and Rich- j
ard Allen was first sheriff. Wil-1
lian Lenoir was fiivt court clerk
. . . At that time only 700 taxa-j
hie men lived west of Haw river,
which is about the center of the
who can attend, and e.speciallv .Green, Honda, 2:00 p. m. ! state. . . . There was a fort about
do we urge the community end; Friday. Fei), 20. Robert Spen- where J.'R. Rousseau’s home now
neighborhood leaders, who were jeer Store, Benham, end Morris ; stands in North Wilkesboro. The
elected under the Igind-U-se Hendren Store, 4:00 p. m. ' fort was used as protection from
Planning Program, to he present: I Friday Feb. 20, Leet Poplin marauding Indians.
Monday. February 16. McGra-' Store. Honda, and Press Insoore I Cross Creek (now Fayetteville)
dy Post Offic^. and Thurmond Store, North Wilkesboro. Route was nearest se'tlement and store
Post Office, 2:00 p. m. 17. 7:30 p. m.
Monday, Feb. 16. Sheplienl- ^ All meetings will he on )
Cress Roads, near Roaring River time.
Cla.s.se-s in aircraft sheet metal
work and riveting will begin at
North Wilkesboro school on
March 2nd. Paul S Cragan, su
perintendent, said today.
Q. R. Mathis, of the division
of trades and industries. North
Carolina department of voca
tional education, was in North
AVilkesboro yesterday complet
ing arrangements for tlie cour-
, The courses will be conducted
in the industrial arts department
of the high school building and
two cla-sses will be in session
daily for eight hours each, the
first class beginning at three p.
m. in the afternoon and the sec
ond cla.ss ending at eight o’clock
in the morning. Each class can
train 20 men in six weeks and
some may be able to complete
the training in four weeks.
InstrU-tors will 'be sent here
from aircraft factory training
.schools. Tools and equipment
identical with that used in air
craft plants have been ordered
under priority ratings and is ex
pected to arrive soon.
Tlie courses wUI be Uiorongh-
ly practical witio each mtaabet
being taugtit operations jdf^i-
cal with whaf Ke Afih iMjAr- ‘
ed to do when he secures em
ployment in an aircraft plant.
Youth and men from 17 years
of age up are eligible to enroll
in the classes and selection of
members will be the duty of the
U. S. Employment Service of
fice here. B. G. Gentry is man-
aper of the office, which is lo
cated in the Duke Power com
Persons »vho arc to tjike the
courses must. l>e in good physi
cal condition, have at Ica.st a
seventh grade ediieation and
iK'foi-e Liking the course must
sign a .'.tatement. tJiat tiii*y are
willing to accept niiploymeiil
ill aircraft (ilants wherever if
may b- available on I'omple-
lion of the course. '
Tlioso who wish to rigisler
for the courses are asketl t«
call at the employment ser
vlet) office lietwis-n 8;:10 a. m.
ami 1 p. m-
Further an.iouncements rela
tive to the courses are expected
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MaJ. Bernie Bierman of the U. S. marines (left) who has generaled
several Minnesota teams to football titles, is shown here ready to join
the Leathernecks at Quantico, Va. Bight: Because the navy already
has a Thomas Hart, and also because this Thomas Hart of Beading, Fa.,
is only 10, he will have to wait mstU Admiral Hart retires.
3 Weeks Sessiontrf)
Wilkes Court To
Open March 2nd;
Judge J. H. Clement and
Judge Jeff D. Johnson,
Jr., For Lengthy Court
FOR MEN AGE 20 TO 45—
AT THE COURTHOUSE— IN WILKES COUNTY—
Poultrymen To | Field Men Talk
for first white settlers in Wilkes.
Moravians who came to Wilkes
with intention to establish se'.-
tlement in 1752 found only one
white man. a man named Owens
who lived near what i^ now Ow
en-- Knob west of Wilkesboro.
. The first s'ate constitution was
written at Halifax in 1776.
Six Enlist In
CCC This Week
Six Wilkes bovs enlisted in the
C. C. Camp at.Morganton this,
week, Charles McNeill, county wel
fare officer in charge of selecting
aoplicants for enlistment, said to-
On .Monday. February 16, men
20 to 45 who did not register
in either previous registration
under the selective eervice act,
Tho.se who had reached their
20th birthday by December 71
end who will not have passed
•heir 45th birthday on February
16 are required by federal law
‘o register. Severe penalties are
provided for any who fail to reg
ister as required.
In Wilkes the two draft hoard-
have supervision of the registm
tion in their respec ive parts of
the county. Draft board number
one is composed of O.K. AVhitting-
Iton, T. O. Minton and J AA' Dula
Members of draft board numhei
two are J. R. Hix. R. G. Finley,
jund .1. B. AA'illiams.
Hegistra'ion places have been
'designated for all precincts in
the county. County school te-ch
ers will assist in the clerical
work of registering the men am'
schools of the coun'y system will
j not operate Monday. February
I North Wilkesboro registration
point will be at the city hall.
Many volunteer workers will
handle the work of regis'ration
Poultrymen of Wilkes county
will meet at the county agent's
office Saturday afemoon, 1:70,
for an organization meeting.
■Wilkes is perhaps the largest
volume poultry producing coun
ty in the state and there are many
who are engeged in what migh*
be called mass production of
poultry and eggs for market.
The agricultural authorities
■wish to form an organization of
poultrymen to expand production
to fill war neecis and to solve mu
tual problem)?. -All poultry pro
ducers and others interested in
that branch of agriculture are
invited to attend. .1. B. Snipes,
agon’, said in announcing the
License to wed •were issued dur-
\vft t>e past week in Wilkes by C.
C. Sidden, register of deeds, to the
following couples: Jesse Huffman,
of Buck, and, Mary Foster, of
Wilkesboro; Martin Gentry
member of the convention.
Extension workers, representa- second state constitution
lives of Coble Dairy Products ^ wri'ten in 1866. Col.
Two of the six were white,
Charles Gordon of Wilkes, was a Q(,Qj.gg William Ashley and Fil-
'•'•’^.more Nelson, and four were col-
ored: Robert Lee Ferguson, Fred
Calvin I Milton Davenport
First Aid, Fire
for Defense Here
(Continued On Page Eight) (and Frank Junior Little.
MANY FROM WILKES—
Plan To Attend
comprny and others held a con-;
ference in Wilkesboro this weelj
to lay plans for increased pro
diiction of milk in Wllkd-i and
The Coble Dairy Products.
plan^ now under construction in |
Wilkesboro will be completed ^
about April 15 and already field |
men of the comppny have been Annual Party Gathering To
organizing milk routes and mak-1 H: id At Greensboro
ing a survey to determine the o j w u*
expected production of milk. ^ D® Saturday >g
Present at the mee'lng were J. ; —
B. Snipes, county agent. H. C. Wilkes Republicans
Colvard. assistant agent: J. -A. plentiful in GreeBsboro a ur ay
Arey and R. W. Shoftner. of State "i»ht for the annual Lincoln Dry
College: John Brown and B. B. dinner, party leaders said here
Broome, of Coble Dairy Products , ^®day.
company, ' Although no predictions as to
Plans were laid for farmers’ were ma^, i* wm ind -
meetings to be held throughout cated that many, from ^ es ^ .
Wilkes county in the next few he in the ero*d
Goes to Bat for U. S.
All Who Will Take Either
Course Asked To Notify
Civilian Defense Office
at the eniinal
i Senator Raymond E. Willis, of
Have you any mathematics Indiana, ■ will he the feature
and book,? you can spare? Our soldi- speaker at the'dinner, -which will
Coprses in first aid and in auxi
liary fire fighting will be carried
out here soon as a part of the civi
lian defense program, W. H. Mc-
Elee, civilian defense chairman,
R. E. Caldwell, science instruc
tor in Wilkesboro high school, will
conduct the fire fighting course,
which will deal principally with
incendiary bombs. He plans to use
real Incendiaries In his demon
A competent first aid instructor
will grive a first aid course. Be
fore fhe courses are started the ci
vilian defence offKc roust know
the-number who will take them in
order that textbooks car be secur
ed. All who are wiUing to take the
eourses are urged' to call at cl-
, vilian defense office next door to
Willhun L. Batt, chatnnaa of , Attomev McEnpree’s office in the
iwie Lufflnan. both of Benham: I ers and sailors really need them! be at King,Cottoa Hotel Satur-( - N;,;]:’’^.\^oro build
A^i M »i.ta Ritarin? River, and, Take them to the Public Library day night. Several froto Wilk* ^ w TiankW Nelsoa. war nrodoo* » * , r»
the Vte-TT B«k .,.o pl.i' U«
and Rath Edwards, both of -will piece them promptly where Republicans meoUng Saturday ^ dvfllaa defenio. aao «ia ns
[they are roost needed. 'rooming In Oreeneboro.
yv31 be tamed
and the city schools will operate
as usual. City teachers will help
with registration here after
RegistraMon at each place will
begin at rfeven a. m. and con
tinue until nine p. m. ,
It is estimated that the total
number regis:eriiig will be about
60 per cent of the total tor the
first registration in October, 19 40.
Following will be regisiration
points for AA'ilkes on Monday.
•An .inch Township: Tom Mall)
Reaver Creek Town.ship: Fee
Boomer Townsliip: Boomer
Hriirfhy .Mountain Township:
Mounti’in Crest School and
Atarsh Hendren's store.
Edwards Township No. 1:
Edwards No. 2: Roaring Rive
Edwaids No. 7: Benhan
Elk Township No. 1: Hendri.v
Elk No. 2: Ferguson School,
i Jobs Cabin No. 1: Summit
Jobs Cabin No. 2: Maple
. Lewis Fork Township:
' Plea)-:ant School. '
I Lovelace Township:
Moravian Falls Township:
Moravirn Falls School.
Mnlherry Township No. I'
Rock Springs School and Mul
Mulberry No. 2: Mulberr?
New Castle Township: Cling
North Wilkesboro Townshin
City Hall and North Wilkeshor'
Reddies River Township:
lers Creek School.
Rock Creek Township:
tain View School.
Stanton Towiu=bip: Stony Hi'
Somers Township, Somer
School and Lovelace School
Walnut Grove Township No. 1
Double Creek School.
Walnut Grove No.
Wilkesboro Townshin No. 1:
Wilkesboro School and Lincoln
Wilkesboro No. 2: Wilkesboro
Sebop;! I sod Lincoln
Term of Wilkes superior court
which win begin on Monday,
March 2, will be three weeks In
stead of two, it was learned today
from the office of C. C. Hayes,
clerk of court.
An act passed by the 1941 leg
islature revised the schedule of
Wilkes courts, making the March
term for the trial of criminal
cases three weeks and establish,
ing a three weeks term for civil
cases in January.
Judge J. H. Clemen', u.* Win
ston-Salem, will preside over the
first two weeks of the court and
Judge Jeff D. Johnson, Jr., of
Clinton, who was appointed a
special Judge by the governor,
will preside over the third week.
Board of county commisidonem
in February session drew jurors
I for the third term as follows;
First week; AValter Davis, G.
AV. Yates, T. R. Triplett, Howard
Holsclaw, F. M. Ellis. Will Ash
ley. J. C. Parsons, F. C. Tomlin
son, Monroe Blevtns, Tyaw.son El
ler, Ed Faw, J. R. Nichols, W.F.
Rash, H. W. McCann. Tyre Byrd.
AV. M. Eller. T. W. Caudill, Rob
ert Spencer, Hardin Hutchison,
I,. E. Phillips, Mansfield T. Jarvis
P. W. Eshelman. W. A. Payne.
Albert B. Carlton, Robert Bill
ings, Rom H. Pearson. A. Brown,
Elbert John.son, Jake Woodie. W.
A. Blackburn. L. Spurgeon Gen
try, J. C. Wheeling, M. H. Gam-
bill. John A. Holbrook, PaulLen-
derman. H. A. Welborn. C. T.
Campbell. Colon Foe'er. H. C.
Miller, James Glass. H. T. Stout,
Sankie Wiles. .1. C. Felts. R. A.
"feecionif w^k; H.B. Dodson. W.
F, Gaddy, D. L. Henderson, D.A.
Frazier. AV. F. Bowers. Nance
Jones, Robert Nichols. AA'. R.
Hubbard. Dm Norman. Fred An
derson. Z. A’. Yates. H. M. Phil
lips. Goy Wyatt. J. A. .Adams. J
H. -Adame. AA'. .A. Burgess. H H
Rhodes. Floyd Gregory. B. F.
Call. M. A. Spencer. R. AV. Car
ter, 0. P. AA’alters. AV. R. A'aiinoy.
.1. H. Norman. H C Parsons,
Third week: G M. Gregory.
Guy Cox. Glenn .Anderson. Cbas
E. Byrd. .1. AV. AValker. A. E.
Wingler, Simp^^on AA’: Ish, .A. C
Rol)ei-ts. F. M. rockerliam. T. D
Barker. Janies M. Brown. E. H
Blackburn. Mves E. Thompson.
Walker W Selaslian. Rnesel!
Horton. .1. ('. .Adams, .-A E. Fos-
er. C. F. Yates. Edward G. Fin
ley. S. C. Davis. W. f Church, J
W. .Tone.s. T. J. Haigwood. Bud
Spears. Flake Cook. J. Robert
STON ^ MOUNT aTn—
S. S. Association
Meets March 4th
Annual meeting of the Stone
.Alountain Sunday School associa
tion will be held at Maple Grove
Baptist church on Wednesday,
Afarch 4, seven p. m.. according to
an announcement here by J. A_
Gilliam, as.sociate moderator.
Mr. and Mrs. John I^ane and
other workers sent out bv the Bap
tist state convention will a.ssist in .
the program, which will be an-'
nounced in full soon. All pastora,
officers, workers and others inter
ested are asked to attend, Mr. Gil
Lights First Time
At Pores Knob P.O.-
Moving clocks up one hour
this week caused Pore>- Knob
postoffice to use lights for the,
Heretofore the office had been
■>pen only in daylight hours be
cause the mails did not arrive
until about sunu-p. ''
But on Monday this week when
the mailman arrived by war time
U was too dark to reed the ad
dresses on the mall ani^ an., e^r^
ten>Hon cord was rigged
a residence nearby.
Church Infant IIAN
Verdine Linda Chan4iy y
daughter of Elbert JbhB
and Virginia June YdWig
of Hays, died Wednesday
and funeral will be' held
one o’clock, at MoonUln
Heights church with Rev. G, W
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