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,V(Hi. XXXV, No. 11
'S6rTH WILKg&BOHO, N. C.^
Blackout A Complete Success
WUke» dvlilJWi defense coon-ier a large dl^ct ot **veral
counties, extendinj? westwar*!
il has been burfly engaged this
-week in preparations for the
bladtont .to take place Friday
ni^^t some time between nine
and eleven o’clock.
Syatems of cwnmunlcatlonsi to
carry the blackout signal over
the large county, especially into
the parts where no telephones
are located, has been the biggest
problem confronting the conncil.
“Auto Horn Telegraph" is one
of the moans selected by the
council to signal the beginning
Of the Wackont, which will be
observed by army reconnalsancc
planes. The blackout will be ov-
/rom Raleigh through WUkes
When the blackout signal Is
received here the tanneiy whis
tle will also help locally.
The telephone operators will
ring every rural line steadily for
SO seconds. All who hear the ring
are asked to immediately blow
their car horns and that signal
will be picked up by others who
will sound their horns until It
reaches the most outlying parts
of the county. A complete black
out Is urged. People are asked
to sound church and school bells
immediately when the car horns
begin to blow in order to help
carry the signal. Motimists on
the highways are asked to park,
turn out lights, and blow horns
for one mlnnte.
Air raid wardens will be on
duty In the Wilkesboroa and in
r.earby, thickly populated com
munities. This week defense or-
^nlzatlons were also set up at
Millers Creek, Roaring River anil
Civilian Defense officials stress
the importance of people putting
out ALD lights for the duration
of he blackont. One long blast
of the tannery whistle here wil,
carry the all clear signal when
the blackout ends.
A Welcome Word fiwit
Rltcfib ThIe^ From E«r Dryin* Will B«
Police Desk Here
To OUier Aethritieg If
Boldest theft in this vicinity
recently ocenred Friday night at
the police desk in the North
Wilkesboro fire depurtiaent.
A table model radio at the
desk often used hf police when
not in police headquarters office
on the second floor was taken
sometime Friday night. No clnes
which promiae to lend to ther
identity of the thief have been
iAT MANY PLACES—
ESSENTIAL WAR PRODUCT—
Soybean Crop In Wilhes
May Be Worth $250,000 Monday, April 27
1 n • from 4 COUNTIES—
Hmw M«y Buy
of Adjoining Counties
A soybean warehouse to buy all
soybeans harvested in Wilkes
and probably several adjoining
counties will be established in
brth Wilkesboro, it was announ-
ced today by Lawrence Miller,
administrative officer of the
Wilkes Triple A.
Estimating that the. soybean
crop in Wilkes coun’y may have
a cash market value of more than
$250,000, Mr. Miller said that
prices as nuoted on the Chicago
market will be paid for soybeans
this fall and win'er on delivery
by the farmers at the warehouse,
which will be operated by local
people as agents for an outside
Begin On-May 18th
Soybeans From Farmers
of Adjoining Counties
Jury commission of the Wilke.s
circuit of Federal court has drawn
jiiror-s for the term to be held :n
Wilkesboro, beginning Mond.iy,
Judge Johnson J. Hayes, of
Wilkesboro will preside over the
term, which is expected to be in
session about two weeks. Many
of the criminal cases docketed
involve alleged violations of the
liquor tax laws.
Jurors from the four counties
in the Wilkesboro circuit, Wilkes,
Alleghany, Ashe and Wataugo,
were drawn as follows:
Wilkos county: W. M. Black
burn, TraphiU; Coy Durham,
At government request, Wilkes Roiaring River; Ed Crysel, Paul
Lenderman, Mrs. C. H. Cowles,
Wilkesboro; A. A. Cashlon, Scott
Kenerly, John A. Buchanan, D.
M. Wiles. Grady Church. Glenn
Reeves, Wake Tinsley. Mrs. W. R.
Absher, North Wilkesboro; Chas.
Ferguson, Goshen; Earl Wiles.
North Wilkesboro, Rt, 2; T. G.
600 acres are being planted to! Johnson. Absher: J. P. McCarter,
farmers will increase their soy
bean acreage for harvest tremen
dously thi.s y'-.»r. The AA.A office
has sold 1,380 bushels of seed
and the office estimated that over
1,500 bushels have been purch
ased by farmers from other far
mers and dealers. More than 2.-
for haryest in Wilkes,
ot a large acreage for
Arrangements will be made to
secure comb nes to harvest soy
beans in communities where no
combines are available, an AA.A
office spokesman said.
St^beans constitute an essenti
al product In war industrial pro
duction and big Increases In the
acreage of soybeans for harvest
Is one of the goals of the agri-
cdltnreJ defense committee.
NO COURT MONDAY—
Wilkes Court To Begin Tues
day Instead of Mtmday,
Judge J. H. Clement, of Win
ston-Salem, who wiU preside over
Union Grove; W. A. Roope, Hays;
D. F. Shepherd, Purlear; L. W.
Smithey, Roaring River; Harri
son Miller, Wil’bar; Olin Watson.
Summit: G. R. Eller, Congo; W.
E. Brewer, Hoys: J. C. Kilby.
Reddles River; Noah Harris,
Ashe county: W. H. Mash. Glen
dale Springs; Larkin Powers.
Brandon; J. M. Wiles, Crumplcr;
F. C. Graybeal. Fig; M. H. Dollar.
Smethport; A. 0. Jones, Clifton;
T. G. Duncan, West Jefferson; J.
E. Fender, Grumpier; Charlie
Calloway, West Jefferson; Mc-
Kenley Farmer, Fig; Carl Ball,
Lansing; Worth Graham, Todd;
Grady Fletcher, Idlewlld; J. W.
Osborn. Pig; W. F. Gamblll.
Grumpier; Lester Weiss, Grassy
Alleghany county: Lon H.
Brooks, Sparta: Glenn Rlchard-
ardson, Whitehead: Lee A. An
drews, Sparta: Frank Maxwell,
watniie-n. c.ountv: Fred Grimes
has notified WHkw Greene, Deep Gap; Don Oliver,
a*t the tara Matney; M. 8. Miller. Boone;
way tmtil Tuesday, April , iTroy Norris, Boone: Olus Mast,
*• , J- _ J Sugar Grove; George Smitherman
Oart wfll be adjoarned d^g
Monday bccaoso that will be regis-,
trstion day for all men between
ages of 4d and 66.
The term -wUl be for two weeks
and will be for trial of civil cases.
Calendar for ttte term was made
not aevCTal days ago by the Wilkes
The prospective tenant (view
ing honse)-4[ thing after all a soybeans,
fiat would suit ns better.
The ciretaker— Well, sir, for
meeelf, I feel a fiat so much like
prison; but then, ot conrse, it
alf'dopenda on what you’re aoeos-
MEN 44 TO 65—
From Seven A. M. Until Nine
P. M.; County Schools
To Have Holiday
Several forest fires raging in
' Wilkes this week have caused
^ I great damage to some of the best
Mail time in any camp is a big time to the soldiers in Uncle Sam’s'timberlands 1 n northwestern
army because it brings word rom the loved ones back home, and lifts | North Carolina,
one out of army life for a brief few minutes. These U. 8. soldiers, whs I -• - - -
one out of army me for a onei lew mmnies. mesc u. o. mwucis, w—■ Biggest of the fires has been insuring poultry farmers, as wel
are settling down to camp life In their new environment, are pictured j-^ging since Saturday in the; as livestock farmers, a steady in
receiving their maU somewhere in Norttem Ireland. northesatern part of Wilkes in , come throughout the year.
Officials of Coble x>airy Produshs
company, said here today that tta
large plant under constmetion lu
Wilkesboro will be in operatian by
With this news came annooneA-
ment that the company has dedd:-
ed to go into the mamifactnra «f
dried eggs as well as dairy pro
ducts at the plant
This decision was prompted hgr
requests from agricultural leaders
and by state officials, inclndfag
Governor J. M. Broughton and W._
Kerr Scott, commissioner of agri
Dried inilk and dried eggs aro
two products were much in demand
in the Food For, Freedom cam
paign now very much a part of thd(
victory program. The plant wil
have almost an unlimited capaei$y
for manufacture of dried milk and
officials stated that the plant
could also manufacture all the sur
plus eggs which may be produced
in the state in the season when the
regular egg market is low, time
insuring poultry farmers, as weB
Wilkes county draft board of
ficials have announced arrange
ments for the fourth draft regis
tration, which will be of men be
tween ages of 44 and 65 on Mon-
Regfstratloh will be trolm seven
a.m. until nine p.m. at the same
registra'ion points as were used
in the third registration on Feb
ruary IB. Teachers will assist in
the registra'ion and school.s of the
county system will not operate
Monday, due to the foe* that
teachers will be engaged In the
work of registering the men and
many school buildings will be
used as registration places. North
Wilkesboro schools will operate
as usnal because white registra
tion here will be at the town hall
and other volunteers will assist
teachers in the registration work.
The following places will be
used for registration: Tom Math
is’ store in Antioch township;
Ferguson school, Boomer school.
Mountain Crest school, Marsh
Hendren’s store, Ronda school.
Roaring River school, Benham
school. Hendrix school. Summit
school, Maple Springs, Mount
Pleasapt .school, Spurgeon school,
Moravian Falls school, Mulberry
school, Clingman school, North
Wilkesboro town hall for white
RATIONING TO BEGIN—
ADDS lOTH BRANCH—
Bank Is Buying
Spruce Pine Bank
After May 1st Will Be Larg
est Bank With Home Of
fice ,in Western N. C.
Give Facts On
Trade Registration April 28-
29; Consumer Registra
tion May 4th To 7th
the vicinity of Garden Creek, in
some places with a fifteen mile
front which advanced rapidly
with strong winds. Several thou-
In addition to the manufacture
dried milk, the plant will alse
make ice cream mix, sweet cream
butter, cheese, and about 25 other
sand acres, including much vir-j dairy products,
gin timberland, have burned over. Agricultural leaders today said
Other smaller fires in other location of the plant in Wilkesboro
•Ot WUkes have b«nhiptt«htlwiU mark the begisning pf aa en^
a Am B^d rapidly in RedSfesfonly in Wilkes, bat in a doze;
River township eaet of highway er countes in northwestern Nortt
^ ’• Field representatives of
The Northwestern Bimk, which
has home office here and branch
es in eight other northwestern
North (Carolina counties, has
purchased the Bank of Spruce
Pine at Spruce Pine in Mitchell
county, Edwin Duncan, execu
tive vice president, said today.
The transaction has been ap
proved by the stockholders' of
both institutions, apd .the trans-
fer will he made on May 1. Ap-
Nortb Wilkesboro colored school proval hus also been granted by
» «. .9 wwlit VA. *1 - t T\^«w^ntA Tm nom
for colored. Millers Creek school.
Mountain View echool. Stony
Hill school, Somers school. Love
lace school, Traphlll school,
Whitting'on school. Double Creek
school. New Life school, Wilkes
boro school for white and Lin
coln Heights school for colored..
Well Under Way
Nutrition classes as a part of
the defense program are being
conducted each Monday and
-rhursday evening, 7:30, in the
North Wilkesboro high school.
Miss Evelyn Sharpe, vocational
home economics teacher, is in
structor of the class and all who
are interested in the vital subject
of nutrition ere invited
On Monday night a movie “Meat
and Romance", will be shown,
and the topic will be “buying,
preparation and cooking meats
On the following Monday “food
buying” will be the topic and on
Mey 11 “gardening and canning”.
Miss Annie Laurie Herring.
Wilkes home demonstration ag
ent, will give a demonstration on
use of whole wheat bread and
Farm real estate values for the
country aa a wbsU rose about 7
per cant during 18 montha endtiijg
the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation and Gurney P. Hood,
state banking commissioner.
’The board of managers there will
be Dr. C. A. Peterson, chairman,
C. C. Robbins, Jr., Edward Fort
ner, J. L. Hollifield and C. S. Hun
The purchase of the Bank of
Spruce Pine will add more than
one-tcalf million .dollars to the
resources of the. Northwestern
Bank, which »7lll total over seven
million. It will be the largest
bank with home office In the
state w8st of Wlnston-tolem and
Charlotte. The capital ‘ structure
ofi the Northw;Mem a^k afer
May 1 win be over $670,000.
With home office here- the
Northwestern Bank is the only
one located in five counties—Al-
leghany, Alexander, Mitchell,
Watauga and Yancey. Other
branches are located at Jeffer
son, Blowing Rock, Valdese,
Bnkersville and Burnsville.
Red Cross To Meet
P.ev. A. C. Waggoner, presl^nt
of the Wilkes County Ohapter Of
the American Red Cross, has
called a mating of the chapter
officers and committee chairmen
for Friday afternoon, April 24th,
at 4 p. m. The meeting will be
he^ in the auditorium of the
Town .Hall. Mm. Catherine Stew
art, Weld Director for the Red
Cross In this, area. Is dxpMted to
be pr^t. ' ' ^
The following information
aljout registration for sugar rat
ioning to begin next week was re
leased today by C. B. Eller, sugar
rationing administrator for
Trade Registration which iu-
clndes whulesale and retail mer-
chente, Institutions, Industrial
users and food service establish,
ments will be conducted at the
high schools April 28th and 29th.
Retail merchants tb simplify reg
istration should have the follow
ing information ready when they
go to register:
1. Gross sales of all meats,
groceries ' fmlta and vegetables,
etc., for week ending April 25.
2. Sugar' delivered to trad ac
cepted by registering unit during
the month of November, 1941.
3. Present inventory (number
ot pounds of sugar now owned
by regiEftering unit for sale).
Institutional and Industrial
users, also servers of meals,
should te prepared to show the
1. The amount of sugar need
during each month of 1941.
t. Number of pounds-of sngar
uow owned by registering unit.
The consumer registration will
be in all elementary schools May
4th, 5th, «th, and 7th. All people
are urged to register during that
period as any registration after
May 7 th will be in the local rat
ioning board offices in Wilkes
boro or North Wilkesboro.
Any .member, of n family over
eighteen years of age may regis
ter other members of the
’Trade registration at North
Wllkssboro will be at the school
ibhUdiag April 28 and 29 from,:
thri^ p, ms nntfl- eight« m. '
Consmfier registration at North'
WilkeriM>n> school will be 3Igy 4,
S, C, and .7 .frdm three tp eight
p. m: Triifleo" hours will be cheer-,
ved is-ortier hot to ihtorfere with
regnlar eeh^l work.
per coui uuruta Tffltas entered tte Ithlon with
March 1,,. rqppi^ .U. S.. Da- BrtrtJeg* ot -*tthdwwta» St U
oy rapm worn uu -
nnrf (gather milk to make
men, women ann f
J. B. Snipes, Wilkes county
agent, has been working in co-
(Con;inued on Page 8t
421 and only three or four miles
from North Wilkesboro.
In the fire area of several hun
dred acres a number of residences
and outbuildings were in danger,
'but were sa ved by rapid work on
the part of
children. Winds spread the flames
from one plot of woods to anoth
er sometimes across fields of
considerable width. The fire was
said to have started Tuesday
noon from smouldering remnants
of a clearing fire on Saturday.
A. A. Triplett, of Wilkesboro.
Wilkes county forest warden has
been with various fires constant
ly and large forces of men have
been used in fighting the flames.
In the Garden Creek vicinity
several large yards of lumber
fwere saved by using counter fires.
According to information reach
ing,here today, no large amounts
of lumber have been destroyed
and no sawmills have been burn
ed, although damage to standing
timber haa been unusually heavy.
the company -have organized milk
gathering routes in counties ad
joining Wilkes and milk receiving
stations will be operated at pointa
too far away for trucks whirii
a direct trip
In Meeting Here
Seventy attended the Eighth
District medical aocle’y meeting
held Tuesday afternoon at Hotel
WUkes In this city.
Dr. John W. Morris, of North
Wilkesboro, presided over the
general meeting In the afternoon
and the dinner meeting In the
In the business session Dr.Geo.
W. Joyner, of Asheboro, was el
ected president tot the next l^f
year Dr. Rufus Sykes, of Ashe-
boro, was elected vice president
and Dr. M. B. Smith, of Ramseur,
Is new secre'ary-treasurer, suc
ceeding Dr. J. H. McNeill, of this
Those taking part In the af
LOvtll. of Mount Airy:
ConWn, of Greeiufboro. -who read
for Dr. U W.jHa^ay,
bf'Sngh Point: Dr. Charles H.
Mauzy, of Winston-Salem; Dr.
S. F; LoBauar, of Greensboro:
aM Dr. George W. Joyner, of
Ad*esslng the evening meet-
bag :i were Dr. F. Webb Griffith,
of Alhevllle. and Dr. Roscoe D.
MeMman. of Red Springe, presi-
.todt MHl^heeretory of the North
ijatoUiih medical aodrty. Princi
pal address wms hr Dr. Ttosley
Is Well Attended
Wilkes County Night To Be
Observed On Tuesday
At First Baptist
ft . ■ «. , . • _
The series, of evangelistic ser
vices in progress at the First Bap
tist church has been marked by
large attendance and by a wide
interest on the part of the people
of the comyuni'y. Rev. H. F.
Jones of Appomatox, Virginia, la
the guest minister for the sertea
of meetings. Services are being
held each evening except Satur
day, at 8 o’clock. There will be
two services on Sunday—lla.in.
and 8 p.m. The series closes on
Friday, May 1.
The service Friday eveningiWiU
begin at 7:4.5 instead of 6:0#.
In order that *he service maji. be
over before time for the :hlack-
put. Rev. Mr. Jones’ subject .Fri
day evening will be ‘"The Ycpiag
In the Gate of Nor*h./Wilkwho.
ro.” His subject Wedneeday ;0v-
ening was "Jesus before the Oo.vrt
of Human CoD8cfeoce-.aBd Before
the Bar of Human Reajmn’f.
Next Tueeday has been aat aa
"Wilkes Coi-nty” night a at ,^h#
meeting. It is hoped that
time many vkitors frotn., ojtlier
Baptist churches ln-.Wllfc«»i*^n-
ty can be present for the serrtee.
Pastors of churches iB-thc^Bnpby
Mountain and fftoiie Mowataln
Associa'Ions are given >A apipial
Invitation to bring.delegabBi^jpom
their churches to the- TanTtiOg:'nn
Tuesday evening and ah tupr effhar
thne during the serieaadMrMMa.
As a text for Ik* opeh4«ti,j|Br-
vlce on Monday aveSInff
week, the riatlM[Bq»fi|»t,,jiilt' ■;
a atatement *—1 ill' H|iiiiiiil
of Jonah,‘‘first ohajitMr. htkd #|fetk
verse, "What nwuuMKifc. O
sleeper, arise, ,calh«pdi#i.^ .(;M«', .
en for the Tnee(l#|E mlaiali 'Mt-
vloe, . •
Aa ^i^aMaa Ik trtgiwi4#4 «»
tkeftpUto to, attend ttMt pbwgC
aegtlaia^'aadt to dMOgifi llr