Gigantic Task In
Here For Sugar
In Three Days
Teachers Get No Pay For
Registering Everybody For
Registration of sugar consum
ers for rationing was completed
(oday throughout the schoola of
r Wilkes county.
You may tramp a thousand cities,
From Equator to the Pole,
Drain the salt brime from the acean.
Bare a miner’s inner soul.
Sift the sands of Sahara,
Trail the Yukon into Nome—
You will never find a treasure
Like the one you le# at home,
For a mother’s love is rarer
Than the finest grade of gold,
And it’s value will not lessen
Till the sun and stars grow cold.
—Grace Campbell Proudfit.
Teachers, asked to volunteer
their services, did a splendid Job
’ working steadily for four after-
I noons in the most complete reg-
] iatration of the people ever con
The sugar registration will in
clude every person who uses sug-
' ar—^and that includes the entire
1 None of the teachers who
; worked in the gigantic task recel-
j ved any pay for their services.
• They rendered It patriotically as
1 a service to their country.
1 Any who failed to reglste r and
I get their ration books will lose
I the privilege of using the first
ration stamp. After May 16 any
who failed to register imay apply
to their rationing hoards for sug
ar ration books but may hot use
the first stamp.
Any merchants who Hailed to
register may do so at any time
at their rationing board office.
SMITHEY AND LAWS ISSUE CALL—
Convention May 23
At North Wilkesboro schools
a total of 3,?97 had registered
for sugar here Monday, tPuee-
day and Wednesday and it w».s
estimated that from 1,000 to
l.ttOO would register today.
Of the 8,707 who had regis
tered before today, 3,188 were
white and «0» colored. The
sugar rt^glslration may exceed
the 1940 census.
Falls In 2 Days
London.—Strong British land
and navial forces have captured
the Diego Suarez naval base and
surrounding territory on the
strategic north tip of the French
Island of Madagascar at a coet of
something more than 1.000 men,
it was announced today.
Occupation of that key point
on the Indian Ocean supply routes
to prevent its felling into Axis
hands, was accomplished 48 hours
after British Commandos, ma
rines and soldiers landed at dawn
Tuesday, but only after one as
sault had been thrown back on
Churchill^ Spends Day With His Troops
Blay Quota For
Woman’s Club and Legioii
Auxiliary To Handle Cam-
. vans Here; Snipes to Aid
Winston Churchin recently spent s
dfty InspcctiiiR' several thousand
Britteh~^hUng men and watched them go through various phases of
fltelr training. One of the things that Interested the prime minister was
the exercises by troops on the Commando lines, and he is shown here
examining a knife used by one of the men with blackened faces who
took part In the ex'^rcises.
Gasoline Rationing Registration Information Given
Find* $316.54 Check
In An Old Letter
Elbert Rhoades, local stamp
collector and dealer, found a
check for S816.54 in an envelope
in a collection which he had pur
chased from an organization in
The check, dated December
15, 1941. was drawn on Bourlier
Metal Work.s in Louisville, Ky..
made payable to Wuest Brothers,
in payment for an invoice of
$332, indicating that a olscount
had been deduc ed for prompt
payment. The envelcpe had not
rMT. Rhoades mailed the check.
Sfong with an explanation of how
it came into his possession, to the
firm from which it
“I'll bet they had
about payment of
At Voting Places
On Friday, May 22
Registration of motori.sts for
gasoline rationing will be held at
23 schools in .county on
Tuesday, Wednesday and "nturs-
day. May 12, 13 and 14.
Places of registration were an
nounced today by C. B. ETiler, su
perintendent of schools and a mem
ber of rationing board number 1.
School teachers, who have done
a wonderful job in selective ser-
jvice and sugar registrations, will
'conduct the gasoline registration,
I for which they have volunteered
i their time and service without pay.
I The schools for gasoline regis
tration will be as follows: North ning May 15lh, the day after
Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro, Boomer, I registration closes.
-Fecgusei^Moravian Falls, Mouhrl Optrafbrs of all trucks and
tain Crest, Somers, Mount Pleas- other motor vehicles that aro
ant, Hendrix, Maple Springs, Sum- readily recognized as commercial
mit, Millers Creek, Whittington, [ vehicles will not need cards for
Cricket, Mulberry, Mountain View, I gasoline purchases. Under the
Mr. Eller released the following
information about gasoline ration
Drivers of all non-commercial
passenger cars will need their
cards to purchase gasoline begin-
present plan they are not restric
ted, and may get gMOllne £s they
All other operators, including
commercial users whose vehicles
are not clearly marked as com
mercial, will need one of five
types of cards to be issued upon
Urge Large Attendance
Of Voters At Meetings
At City School
Full Week Of Activities Cal-
eaidared For North Wil-
A full calendar of activities has
been scheduled for North Wilkes
boro school nest week.
On Monday afternoon, t^ro un
til three o’clock, grades one, two
and three will render a musical
program in the school auudltori-
um* ill V.
On Tuesday morning will be
the pre-school clinic wl’h exam-
inaOon by the health officer of
ehlWren who are to enter school
next fall. On Tuesday afternoon
vscclnationa will be administered
tp all school children who desire
N. B. Smithey, chairman, and
R. Don Laws, secretary, of the
Wilkes couii’.y Republican execu
tive committee, have issued a call
for 'he Wilkes Republican con
vention to be held gt the couri-
house ip Wilkeobnro on Saturday.
May 23. 2:30 p. m.
Precinct meetings will be held
on Friday. May 22.
The call ns Lssued by Chair
man Smithey and Secretary Laws
was as follows:
"Republican county conve.ition
is hereby called to meet at the
courthouse in Wilkesboro On Sat
urday, May 23, 1942, at 2:30 p.
''The purpose is to elect a
county chairman and secrebary.
An executive committee will ap
point delegates to the state con
vention, and transact such other
business as may come before the
‘‘The Republicans in each town
ship in Wilkes county will please
hold their township meeting in
tt e voting places on Friday, May
22, 1942; reorganize, elect dele
gates to the county convention,!
Secretary! Japan Takes
Soviets Praise Aid of
Allies, See Win in ’42
j 'Moscow. — The government
newspaper Izvestia said yesterday
that the war with Germany has
entered a new phase, “that of
final liberation of occupied Soviet
territory,’’ and that it will be won
in 1942., partly because “our al-j
lies, Britain and America, are |
helping us more an^ more daily, I
pumping into Red army fresh and i
recommend a memiber and an as-1
Washington. — Lieut. General
Jonathan .M. Wainwright yester
day surrendered Corregidor fort
ress to spare its ottimated lO.'OOO
defenders and civilian refugees
from outright slaughter at the
hands of overwhelming Japanese
The end came after an historic
siege which virtually levelediCor-
regidor’s installations, left its
sick, hungry and weary defen
ders on the verge of physical col
lapse and resulted in' the sinking
of five navy craft, two of which
All who survived the siege
doubtless became prisoners of
■war, as did Wainwright himself.
The> exact number was not cer
tain, but the navy disclosed that
approximately 3,845 sailors lond
marines were on “the rock” when
it,fell. It presumed they had been
captured. There were perhaps as
many soldiers, some 3,000 civili
ans and at least 68 army nurses.
Gorregldor's guns and naval
soclate member of
“A full attendance
meeting is urged.”
1 forces fought to the very last, the
the county j ^avy reported, disclosing that
at each |
the warcraft went to the bottom
in the final few hours of a five-
Will Meet At Two O’clock
At Each Polling Place
To Form Organizations
The basic “A” card will be Is
sued to any passenger automobile
owner upon presentation of his
car registration card. The owner
of two or more automobilee may
receive an "A” rating card ' for
each Vehicle in his possession.
Automobile owners will not be
asked to fill out formal registra
tion blanks to get “A” ration
The ‘‘A” card will contain sev
en squares, each representing a
unit of gasoline which the holder
will be entitled to purchase at
any time betwen .May 15th and
*Ju!y 1st. The number of gallons
in each unit will be announced
shortly before 'May 15th and may
be varied later to meet the sup
ply situation. Service station at
tendants will tear off, mark, or
punch a square for each unit of
gasoline delivered to the card
War workers and others whose
vocations require mileage greater
than provided by the basic al
lowance may apply
Plans have been completed for
the bond buying pledge campaig*
to be carried out In 'Wilkes.
J. R. HIi, chairman of the
drive for Wilkes, said that effort*
will be made to canvass every
person who has an incoone axd
to secure their pledges for purch
ase of war bonds.
'In charge of the canvoae la
North Wilkesboro will be Mrs.
Ivey Moore, president of tho
Woman’s Club, and Miss Rath
Colvard president of the Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary. '
J, B. Snipes, county agent, will
bead the canvassing drive for r«-
Heads of every Industrial firm
here will carry the canvoss to
While the drive gets underway
this week, the actual canvass will
carry Into the first of next week.
Meanwhile, all persons who havo
income, whether from employ
ment Or investments, are asked t»
make up their minds to buy
their utmost maximum.
The quota for Wilkes county
tor the month of May Is $13,500,
but Wilkes people, always ready
lo respond to the nation’s call,
are expected to go far In excoaa.
of the quota.
The bond buying pledge cam
paign is for the purpose of find
ing out the amount of bonde th*
people will buy volunt.arliy. Wit
is not sufficient, taxes may be
raised and a compulsory bond
buying program may be initiated.
METHODIST TO MEET—
Miss Elizabeth Oliver, director
of Children’s Work in the West
ern North Carolina Conference
of the Methodist church, along
with Mrs. W. W. 'Moore of Salis
bury, and other leaders in chil
dren’s work, will meet with the
workers in the children’s divis
ion of North Wilkesboro, Wilkes
boro. Millers Creek and Moravian
Falls charges at Friendship
Methodist church near Millers
Creek on Friday evening. 7:30
Outstanding among the subjects
to be discussed will be ways and
means of conducting vacation Bi
ble schools. All teachers in the
churches are asked to attend.
J. R. Rousse,'’u. chairman of the
Democratic executive, committee
in Wilkes, tod.iy colled attention
to the fact that precinct meetings
will be held throughout the coun
ty on Saturday afternoon. May 9.
Precinct meetings in each pre
cinct will be at the polling places.
North Wilkeoboro’s meeting
win bf at the city hall. EJvery ' those who qualify,
meeting is scheduled to begin at |
Few Cases Tried
In Wilkes Court
Court Adjourned Tuesday
Afternoon Because No
Cases Ready for Trial
May term of Wilkes superior
court for trial of civil cases end
ed on Tuesday of this week.
Although few ca.ses were tried
by jury, many were disposed of
by consent judgmen's and by the
non-suit route. Judge J. H. Clem-
According to a re.solution by
I the Wilkes Bar association. Judge
for suPPlfi'! Clements appointed a calendar
mental cards. Cards ‘ B1 , us ’jeommittce to arrange a calendar
and ‘B3 will bo issued to pas—j ca.ses for civil terms during
senger car owners who s’ate in
an applioation that their gasolin
needs fall within certain specified
Forms for making application
tor CArds above “A” will be sup
plied at the time of registration,
and may be filled out at the regis
tration sites. Registration cards
will be issued at that time to
Chairman Rousseau said that
Democratic voters will elect a
.precinct committee of five. Each
committee must have at least
one lady member, who must be
elected chairman or' vice chairman
of the precinct committee.
The county convention will be
held at the courthouse in Wilkes
boro on May 16 to perfect the
county organization, name dele
gates to the state convention and
to transact any other husiness
before the convention.
Delegates to the county con
CLASS OF 75—
Finals On Friday
Seniors To Conduct Program
Beginning On Friday
Night, Eight O’clock
Brotherhood Meet 'Rationing Stamp Gets Pound Sugar
jtlso on Tuesday will
Rev. Joe H. Armbrust and his |
be the wife will be in North Wilkesboro /
At the present time and until
horfOTin'g of registration of gas- the first of next week and he willJune 27, each sugar rationing
line users, which will be at the be the speaker at the Men’s! staanp is good for the purchase
hool for three consecutive days. Brotherhood meeting Tuesday ev-1 of ONE POUND of sugar
**On Tuesday evening, eight o’-|enlng. May 12, 6:30 p. m., at the | According to reports
Kinck oupils of
yngh seven will give a musical
under direction of Miss
evenlhg, eight numbers by
Woman's Club house. It will be a
Ladies Night banquet and in ad
dition to the address by the pop
ular former pastor auiither fea
ture on the program will he two
i’elock. the high school band and | wick, soloist
Mrs. Dexter Chad-
Each member of
glee club will render a concert.
T1jo programs promise to be
snterUInlng and the public
to «ordiaU7 Invited.
the Brotherhood is asked to have
a lady guest. fi. G. Gentry is
president of the Brotherhood and
circulated here yeBterda.v, pome
merchants who did not under
stand the rationing system, were
allowing only one-half pound of
sugar with rationing stamp num
A letter sent to merchants by
rationing board officials explains
the valne of the stamps.
Each stamp represeni* allow
ance of sugar for TWO WEEKS,
instead of one week.
Stamp number 1 is good
from May 5th to May 16th.
Stamp number two is good
only from May 17th to May 30th.
was contained in the following
Stamp number 3 Is good only
When yon remove a stamp
from your customer's ration book,
stick it in one of the sQuares on
your stamp card. Eor first two
from May 31st to June 13th.
Stamp number 4 is good only
from June 14th to June 27th.
After July 1st the value of the
stamps may be changed.
Further Instructions to mer
chants relative to' use of the
staTape after they are received
by the merchant from conaoisers
weeks your card should bear only
stamps No. 1; second two weeks
only stamps No, 2; etc.
You should take the card with
the stamps to your wholesaler
when you want to buy additional
sugar. He will allow yon one
pound for each stomp yon havo
on yonr card. '
Ihe ii“xt six months. The attor
neys making up the calendar
committee are: W. H. McElwee,
chairman, Kyle Hayes and J. H.
In the case of Jenkius Hard
ware company versus North
Wilke-thoro, which involves set
tlements for some accounts. At
torney Ralph Davis was appoin
ted referee by Judge Clement.
Three divorce cases were tried?
D. I. Blackburn versus Lucy
Blackburn. Lexle Shaver versns
Ivan Shaver and 'Vera Kennedy
versus Earl Kennedy.
In tho case of J. K. Absher by
his next friend versus Rufus Mil
ler and Grady Miller the plaiaUlt
was awarded judgment of 1769. ’
Chester Jolly was awarded
a $150 damage suit verdict
against Queen Trucking compahy.-
NOW AN ENSIGN—
J. I. Bumgainer
Is Navd Officer
J. I. (Jim) Bumgarner, son of
Rev. J. L. A. Bumgarner, of Mil
lers Creek, this week received hi*
commission as an ensign Ih thh
A class of 76 seniors will j
graduate from Wilkesboro high
school in the final commencement
program Friday night, eight o’-
carry credentials '
The program will be a combi
nation of class night and gradu
ation with the members of the
large chass presenting the pro
Names of the students compos
ing the graduating class are as u. S. Navy.
follows: He completed a three-mon^*^
" Margaret Anderson, Ennis Ba- j course in ewine*ring at the y,, '
ker, Mary Gage Barber, Sarah 8. Naval Academy at Anuaptwi.'
Bro^, Yirginia Brooks, Margaret After ten days *t home he
BnxAshire, Pauline BroyMll, Ruth | report for engineering aboard e
Byrd, Rosetta Clark, Hilda Combe, naval ship.
Carmine EHer, Margaret Fergu-| Prior to his enlistment he had , ^
son. Sadie Ferguson, Margar^ attended Wake Foreet OollefeeW’^Xt"^
- - rrf Glass.'the medical eoHefe at
Fletcher, Fern Foster, Card Glass,
Lacy Greer, Carol Hayes, Joyce
Hayes, Betty Holder, Gladys
Howell, Electa Jdinsoa, Asde Mar
lowe,-Grace Marlew% vfoasphine
(GontinMd on mil sillit)
Va. He Is » brother of Dr, Jekfi
B. Bumgarner, a haptil* fa
medical eorpe sad whw'-wae wiBk -
the XT. S. AnaF te tha PhHtppthfii’- ^
Itofore the fUl of to*ltSi