- Wr ■ , '
Byrd Ekter MwasUofhter
Pless, Not Sentenced
•r Arnba. H missed its tarret aad ran
. y«|i see a torpedo fired by an Axis snb off ^ ■■ —-— — ^ „ ,, ,i^
t^ler tbe IMoot miosUe exploded, killlna Mar thrtehmen who were attemptinf to dismantle it.
el: Lient. Col. WBUam Batten, of the n. S. army, cUmbt a ladder to inspect a t by 6-toch dent in an oH
A on tbe Island of Amba followinf the torpedo and theflinA attack of Axis sobs.
DURING ROUTINE HIGHWAY PATROL DUTIES—
Patn^banGets f Scout Assistant I
OTHERS MAY GIVE—
195 Books For
Books May Be Tiaken To Li
brary; Second Canvass
May Be Made Soon
Record of $ei*nres While Pa-
trolkiB Mii^wajfs Giv- |J
At tJie closing date of the Vic
tory Book Drive Saturday, If >
volumes had been given in the
Wilkesboros for use by men in the
Meanwhile, it was announced at
the Wilkes Public library that do
nations in the Victory Book drive
will continue to ^ accepted and.
books may be eftrriad to the, li
brary for that ptupose.
This afternoon the. trial .of
John,, fiasst hlln^... stptrteepor fd
Thumdad, for the-fatal shoots'
ilng W Pint: Wal|;‘ d» Stars
Lwas imupyf comS*«tWk
ThiraiisW is mritlw a-'^id
pf second-decree murder ormsiw
slaughter. The defendant has
coiSended that he MUM V/aU*ln '
defense of his own 1 >.
Wall was almot lns‘ant'5?
killed when (Joes si hlm^^t
does’ stow on J&n .'11
year, following a p .rrel. OoSs
contended In his tec..mony that
Wall threw a be* bottle at ht '
and then had hold of hie neclil
when he fired.
Monroe Shnmate was acijait-
ted of the murder of John Miles
at Dockery a few weeks ago.
Judge J. H. Clement snstalned a
defense motion for directed ver
dict of not gnllty at the close of
the evidence'. Miles whs killed by
a knife wound in his neck. Shu
mate claimed self-defense.
Robert Clatham on Monday en
tered a plea Of manslaughter for
the knife slaying of Royal Mc
Carter In Wilkesboro In January
and later Wllmer Byrd entered
the same plea for fatally shoot-
ling J. D. Wiles, a youth of the
T>ockery community, only a few
> ioks ago. Judge Clement has
.ot passed sentence in either
In three other Oases this week
the following Judgments were
James Hanks, bastardy, site
months suspended on payment of
hospital bm and continued pay
ment of $5 monthly for support
of ch«d.-?r, -
Wiarren QUOAn. abandonment,
it* Avahm E. Hall, the
soliettor in the afta, la .
ciiidMata lav awotbeg.-fnwB
fir'fltiili'ilnj «Hli 'lio.cWo h«fipt.,
at elutions. He is a candidate lir ,
tbs ItepabHcan nomination tor m- '
Ifcitor in the lltii jndictil dtottit*
ht the June primary.
lelkitor HaU iraa elaetsd ic^
ilMS. He encceeded John B. Jenon,
iiff tbte dty, who had held tiia eC- *
,fke for twelve years. Solkttsr
Jones succeeded Johnson J. Hiqn*
when Hayes was i^pointed Jndip
of the middle North Carolina (Ha- ..
tiict of federal court..
K ina IliialBTiei' rnfr*- llm hem ta war waa a back aanAtf.,
tin V. % amy ws^%*aeiwMged that ttwery, and eventa in Bnssis,' The 17th Judkial district is
Cbssaok opAnlry eenthned te timrter sttsi* when saew and im jmsed of WUkes, Yadkiib Aserjr,
iBUDabiOMd tirnks. seem te indteate that cavalry Is sW te be MHekell and Davie eoontiee aat
rrirbfTrff with. Above yeh see part af a pavalryBBaa's traWag at Fact the district invariaUy has votel
gBeyt Kan., "West Feltt” af the cavalry area. lient. gW- Ose*** Caid- Rapnbliean majorities for the oif-
weD b iastinctiag atndent sffleera In the external regim ef the berse.
Bus Station Here
May Be Moved
. _,jb,. of the state,
hi*tt#af pstirol, has captured tai'
paid litjutjf trith a value of about
$4,350 (wholesale prices), it was
lewmed here today.
That amount of liquor has been
turned over to the custody of the
sheriff of iWilkes county to be sold
by the county to legal stores in
other parts of the state and the
proceeds ti be applied to the school
fund of the county. '
Sergesnt Ingle said that the H-.
quor captures were made in t:ie|
regular routine of highway patrol'
work and that he had merely hap- j
pened to run across the liquor |
while performing his duties on the |
highway. In no instance did he
go out in search of liquor or lay
hi wait for any vehicle with the
invention of stopping it for liquor i
When a person was found to be
in possession of liquor charges j
were prefered in accordance with|
state laws and the liquor, if tax-1
paid, was turned over to the cus-
=nvas8 of Nor A Wilwi^ro on
laturday, March 21, will collect
'-ooks to be added to those which
have already been given.
Gerald .\shwell, who has been
appointed assistant Scoot Exe
cutive for the Old Hickory (for
merly Winston-Salem) council.
See story on page four.
'iOME FAST WORK—
Greyhound Officials Have Motor Service
Building Under Consideration; Would Be
Iinprovoment Over Present Location.
M. C. Woodie, local agent for ing on Ninth street near the cor-
Greyhound Bus coi^miy. s«d to-ine^of
‘JUSTICE WITH MERCrr—
John H. Hobson,
months on roads.
day that negotiatiqiw are under ^ dJrtrfct^lm^
way lor a better btta stayon loca-j^^ stre^ where parking facilities .
tion in Nortij/WWMsbdro. jare i^equate for the buses.
of ^-'con^mny here' Any toMtion which may be se-
thtf week inapectfid propogod loca-,cured, must be approved by the
ticBA'snd exptiptiidl, *fV*W»l of North Carolina Utilities Commis-
London. — Moscow dispatches
reported last night the breaching
of a strong German defense Una
beyond Kalinin which Hitler had
I ordered held at all costs.
I Consisting of a system of he.r-
Perry Lowe’s Vehicle Found vilv fortified villages near a “cer-
j Totals $9,237.50
Civilian Dofenae Director
Emphatic About Prepau-a-
tions For Blackouts
703 Aged, 322 Children, 44
Blind Get Help During
Month Of February
By Patrolman; Excaped
Convict Is Arrested
FIFTH SUNDAY— |
Singing, Sunday j
29th, At Mulberry!
Carlyle Ingle, state highway
patrol sergeant, rheovered a s ol-
en truck Tuesday before the
owner had discovered that' it had
The officer stopped a truck and
the driver rian. It was soon learn-
Regular fifth Sunday 8eHslouf«jd that the driver had e-'caped
tody of the sheriff. of the Stone Mountain singing'from the prison camp at Taylors-
In addition to the tax paid liquor association will convene a Mul I ville a few hours earlier and he
t , « -. - ^ 1 10E Mol 1 AVkc- I
in Kuuiwvu w I.-XV — association wm coiiv^tic a
fooud, the patrol found 126 gallons ^jchool building north of
of white liquor in automobiles ‘ ■ ■ • . o....
st>q|>ped on the highways in regu
this city on highwiy IS on Sun
day, March 29, one p. m.
J. A. Gilliam, chiairman, who
announced the singing, invited
Ur routine of highway patrol
work. auuuuu\;cu .uc
.The record of the patrol in gigging classes and others who The patrolmen had already
Wilkes since January 10 relative eosnel music to attend. covered the truck.
Two hours later Perry Lowe
who lives On highway 16 near the
W ilkes-Alexander line, reported
thfeit his truck had been stolen,
to aeiaure of Uqtmr was listed by
Sergeant Ingle as follows r
Janoary 10 — HO gallons of
Moonphine Uqpior found in cat on
i^way 421 west of North Wilkes-
hae*. U«r was registered in name
u# William Kimmer, 260 Poplar
jt^t, Asheville. The driver ran
cy* made his escape.
Prices Of Food
Continue to Rise
1 W. H. McElwee. chairman of
tain populated point.” the 'civillsn defense in 'Wilkes, said
was said to have been called the order had been issued
“S'rausa Line” in some of the « Johnson, s'ate director
German orders captured. Tang-1 civilian defense th.it all lights
led wire, walls of ice and strong- : wired that they can
ly manned pillboxes were over- backed out at a moment's
run In the advance northwast t.f
Moscow, the dispatches s^id. i county civilian defen.ie
Take Base Point .chairman poln'ed out that In the
In other war reporU, the trial blackout here it developed
(ilans claimed the cap'ure of a there were several signs and
German ‘‘basic point” In the n^hts which were not con-
heights ringing Sevastopol In „gcted t^’ith the ien'iisl system,
the Crimea. The heights, consist- jjj Instances tl;ere were no
Ing of five fortified poinU Hnh®'! . people in the haiWlngs where
by deep trenches, was .blasted by gig^j were located* and the
long range ar lliery end then gigns were not turned off.
stormed by Infantry which found , case oi a rwl'alf raid warn-
300 dead in the position, the »to- i;,ig and bteckoutj P would be
- • necessary for air raid wardens
Dokie. Club, Will .
Meet Oil Friday
Night At School
North Wilkesboro Dokies Clnb
_ De-’wlU meet on Friday night, seven
is escape. rartment "reported yesterday that ! o’clock, in the home economics.
IWamuut 29—16 gallons white retail prices continued to ad- department of Nojth Wilkesboro
t^or fomnd in car on highway 18 during the last half of Feb-1 school building instead of the'
- -orth . Wflkesboro;
m name of Herbert
of 108 South Church basis of surveys in 19,
.. cities, pork chops increased about
iry 29—25 caMS of wax-paid'eents a pound; orange prices
Date March 17
Washington. — The hour of 6
p. m. (e.w.t.) wrs fixed yesterday
for sUrtlng the draft lot'ery oh
March 17, which will determine
the order in which the estimated
9,000,000 men who registered »mi
Fehmary 1* wlH ‘ ^ ’ liable for
~ VttiiLt; uUnng llUJ ia»L nat-i ua a ci/-. scuuwi i/ui«usaxfii 'u - •*
Booth of North . Wilkesborj); except for a few seasonal i lodge hall as formerly annonneed, milltaiy serflce.
FIRST CANVASS HERE MA^H 21—
nquin With wholesale pme value ""'about eight per cent; and
o 1026 found in car registered in tomatoes about four per
name o# Francis Weaver, Belmont
Hotel,, Belmont, N. C. l department noted, however,
February 23—Tax-paid liquor ^ items decreased, cah-
J- t-jai a lew iiems u
jnith a. Value of $226 found in m- j, dropping about nine per cent
tomobOe. T. P. Mayberry, of and eggs abemt two
- irfn, was arested and
Boy Scouts To
to crash windows or. otherwise
enter buildings to extinguish such
lights and that would cause con
Chairman McElwee said that
the order would hO' have been
given had it not been deemed
necessary and aAked ,tlm.t persons
have their lights'.ae^rrangod that
a oSinplote blae'tent can T)« had
ahofild rthe need arise.
No one should leave a pkace
where a dttplay lM»t not connec
ted with' the- cwitral - system is
left on- clvllUn defense authorl
Tina’s central distriet will be re
membered a long time by ItiA-
mond county spectators at 'We
court as a humanitarifift wlutjtmnp-
ere justice witti m««fs:.; , ■ #
, ed' witJfcIftt--,——.V,, .
ing he dddfilf wwrfd-tt®oi1i’'hfi'hKi.
home in Boston, Maas.^ and never
would rct*n to school >
After gentle questioning the
"Why did you run away from
“Just stubbomess, I guess” the
'T think I see something good in
Judge Hayes commented.
, this boy.
Total of $9,237.60 went out from him, ‘‘Did you
thf Wilkes county welfare office the Bible?”
to needy persons in the county. “Yes, air.”
during February, acording to fig-! '‘Have you ever read the story
uies released today. 'of the Prodigal Son?”
Of that amount $6,976 went in »ho, sir.”
giants to 703 needy persons over! Hayes thew off the robe
6.5 years of age. Aid to dependent. judicial dignity, came down
children in the amount of $2,- the bench and sat down be-
318.50 went to 171 families with the boy. He picked up a near-
UJu.t/v Hiut: blic 4/vj. iravn
322 dependent children. Forty-four hy Bible and asked, ‘"Does anyone
blind received $669. ; jn this courtroom know where I
In addition to the public assis-j^-g^ the story of the Prodigal
tance grants in the three above
named groups, $376 was paid out several moments there wna
from the office in the form of gen- answer from the crowd whidi
tral relief. filled the room. Then came the
I voice of an aged Negro man, timid-
tly. “yassuh, jedge, I knows where
I ’tis—the fifteenth chapter of
Judge Hayes turned to the place
as he commented, ‘'now, I want aH
cf you to reflect upon this. The
To Jap Air Power
Rangers Art Coming
Hm Friday Night
t- .* '5f L • ^
The Rangmrs, accompanied by
«U| VQrady Cote,
-- . and eggs*abemt two cento a dozen, Boy Scoute of North Myron ^yder .
- acqoitied. seasonal decline. ‘Small in wiH their virt^t fn* popular radio oqjaisaiVlAtor, WHI
^lesak price valnc of $8,600 This record of Uquor aeizures'with Oto P«per Vta ^ couow gr«ps — magaai^
tnhoi OB iM^way wrath of Wilkes- was amaaeed by Sergeant Ii«le scrap almntanm a|ji-dop$ ^ amp -j-j, j Ranget?ar« a
bo»J Iknor. tailed to Roper’s without the aid or anatotaace of The SConte haw* fattsd a gc^ tate the yuA by tiw Seonto ^ aoartet- ta
hum" Iknor. Wiled to Soper's without the aid or aaaiataace or The Stouts ba^ wnao a gooa vm ^ ksw Mtia onariot-^
ri$a» Jr^lirfBiiton, conaiatod at any officer* or law enforcement murket for paper, uMdt ia a peei^ ma^eirnMe td'iware A theiraccomoanlgL
iSt. MdsW l«df Ftota. a ageneiea ^pt the rid of High- ed yw nUterial, arid they h«k cr CnaariaHretlirfie for the Scout thrir
Diij^, who wbbli^earted
Bar* part at the
on ^ dHiiadartlidz. ‘Tto^nta «$k,
eg Iriaii |«op!e.^ ti»;dty, “
an# ^MjSnyd^,; >
Wa8hington._ Admiral Thomas only person here familiar enough
r. Hart, former chief of the with the Bible to find this story
United Nations naval forces in was this old darky. I want you to
ihe Far East, said yesterday meditate upon this for awhile."
that Japan’s unbroken control oi | Then he read the story of the
the air was primarily responsible young man who left bis honw,
for the Allied defeat In the south spent his substsuice in riotous Kr-
wert Pacific. and returned, penitent, and
Bluntly declaring tha‘ the en- was received with joy by his fa-
eray had won that ‘‘oimp; Ign” ther.
■ -but not the war-'-he said th>' i Later, Judge Hayes notiflto the
Japanese paid a great price for.boy’s parents to come for him.
their vlc'ory; that their ship loss- j The lad remarked thrit
es arfd limited replacement cap;'-'before hav* I .reaBied ...ep'-^tpiBy
city ore bound to be subjects for
his future concern.”"
liOMCs Not 8«rkHis
By compartoon, he said, Allied
—^wlth the excep'lon of the
British dreadhaughts Prince of
Walca and Bruise—^“arb not ae-
S. G. Aiidertcm U
Ckuined Ehr Death
Fttaeral awrico hrid today
at «toay Fork for fltdncy C-
d^B, age 80, elttaen ot the
Hendrix eo«im.rity, who died
’ • ■MTWh* «» cone an*
UMW A»ety «M W-4-
AidMritB. at Hcndria: Ifra. W.C.
UlHtr; Khft A.d^
IjHa. T^;p:aftdiuafc fif
has aee^M tte
the difference betfWfvn '^||)lt|r*aad
wrong. My pareofat wiH bdM m
more trouble from nie.” . „;
Mrs. N. C. AHeii At
Gaddy Motcrir Co.
Mn. Neal C. AQn. JBf AiMMtoa.
Mn. A^en, qiM
Wflhnbcw irtdst: A ,
WhMtni-ftriem, baa agdedH .
• dUeTioIce dealara,; aaftatAt
flee of solicitor.
Judge Julius A. Rousseau, of
this city, resident judge ot the ITth .
distriet, has already filed bis bo> .
rice of candidacy for a second