^¥|of eeator vi Kottb
I I III.
Over 4,000 Lbs.
Si^ar, Nine Cars
Federal Officers Make Very
Successful Rauds Near The
City and Adkins Shop
On Sunday morning inves
tigators of the federal alco-
liol tax unit made the big-
:gest raid on' moonshine li
quor men since the “^round-.
up” in the Antioch section of j
the county a few years ago. ;
The raids resulted in the arrest |
of eight persons and the seizure of j
vast quantities of materials and.
The men arrested were:
Braxton Bumgarner and Hu-
ifcert Vickers, of the Cotton'
iRUl jlill community just |
~west of this city; and How
ard Church, Dawson Wolf,
■Chelsie Gross, Fred Michael,
Shirley Elledge and Jack
Church, of the Adkins Shop |
community in the western,
part of Wilkes county. i
Materials seized included: I
180 gallons of moonshine li-
more than 4,000,
' pe^ds of sugar, a quantity
of blackstrap inolasses, six
.good automobiles, three
pickup trucks, along '''’•th
tsm and other automobile
Register e d
Trucks and Other Users E*-.
cept Cars To Register !
At The City Hall j
OR. ifUBBAKO AND DR. McNElU^
APPLY FOR “B” BOOKS
Get Blanks At Schools and
Send Them To Ration
Boards After 15th
1 Number Of Additional Al
lied Nations Ships Are
Sunk By Subs
Ba^iic gasoline rationing books
for passenger automobiles end
motorcycles will be issued at these i tanks and 40 cannons, gave British
Cairo.—An R. A. F. onslaught
that knocked 42 axis planes out of
the desert sky in two days, and
a brilliant coup by New Zealand
infantry who captured 22 German
Robert Watt (Bob) McCoy,
son of Mr. and .Mrs. J. B. Mc
Coy, of this city, has been given
an appointment to the L. S. Na
val academy at Annapolis, Md.,
and will report there Wednes
day. A graduate of the North
Wilkesboro high school in 1941,
he made a good scholastic rec
ord here and at The Citadel,
where he has been in school sinire
schools: North Wilkesboro, Wtl-
kesboro. Boomer, Ferguson, Mora
vian Falls, Mt.Crest, Lovelace, Mt.
Pleasant, Maple Springs. Millers
Creek, Cricket, Clingmaii and
Lincoln Heights, July 9, 10 and
11 from one o’clock to six o’
clock p. m. Only "A” books tor
passenger oars and “LV books for
motorcycles will be Issued at the
schools. ‘‘A” books will contain
six pages with eight coupons to
the page. Each page will be valid
for a two months period only,
page numiber one for first two
months, page number two for the
second two inonth^, etc. “D”
hooks for motorcycles will also
contain forty-eight coupons,
which will be valid at any time
within a year beginning July 22.
Any passenger automobile op
erator who merits more gasoline
for occupational purposes th.ui is
provided for by the “A ’ book,
may secure an application form
(Continued on page 2)
_mperials an edge over Marshail
Erwin Rommel’s stalled and weary
African corps as the battle for
Egypt raged through its fifth day
Belabored by British planes,
tanks and artillery, and with one
of his importanf spearheads cut
off and captured intact by the
New Zealand Bayoneters, Rommel
withdrew'from the strategic Jiliyn
Ridge, dominating the battlefield
five miles south of El Alamein, and
a bulge he had extended into the
British lines at that point was flat
Repoti* From China M
Encouraging; Japs L«^
1d4d of empty, bootleg
gallon glass jars.
Biggest haul of the raids was ^
jnade at Bra.xton Bumgarner's
place on Cotton Mill Hill, where
180 gallons of white liquor were
on a 1940 Ford truck, thi-ee
automobiles, one of which
. tto loaded with 2,500 pounds of
sugar, 26 cases of empty half gal-;
Ion jars which had been used,'
along with automobile tires,
wheels and accessories. Bra.xton
Bumgarner and Hubert Vickers
we*'e arrestd there.
Other materials seized were m
the Adkins Shop section raid. .
•In the raid were investigators
from the Wilkesboro, Charlotte. I
.Asheville and Hickory offices of
the Alcohol Tax Unit, with W. P. ■
Lance, special investigator from
the Charlotte office, in charge. ,
Triple A Head
To Enter Army
Going Into Army
In Farm Office
Lawrence Miller Accepted
For Officers’ Training
In U. S. Army
I.,awrenoe Miller, for the past
five years seretary and executive
officer of the Wilkes Triple
A organiauion. has been accepted
training school in
Those from the . , ,
fii^a'aking part were Investiga- for officers j, , .
tora i 6 Felts E. E. Webster, r.'the army and will he inducted at
A O’Relilv, H.’ H. Dotson, R. M. Fort Bragg on
Gambill and Carlyle Jordan, ami Mr. Miller
reputy Marshals W. M. Irvin, .S. ■
R Bessent and Tom dlaiock. |
Previous undercover investiga- county committee and represen-
tionsbv outside investigators had. I atives of the AA.A committee
aid the foundation for the sue-‘ Mr. Miller tendered his res.gnu-
i^ul raids, arrests and seizures., tion. which was not accepied.
has already pas.sed
his examination at Fort Bragg.
In a recent meeting, of the
Four More Allied
Ships Are Sunk
Dr. Fred C. Hubbard, left, and Dr. J. H. McNeill, right,
have volunteered their services to the country during the
present emergency and have been accepted as high
ranking officers in the medical corps. Dr. Hubbard will
report.to Starke General Hospital in Charleston, S. C.,
as a major in the army. Dr. McNeill will report Wed
nesday of this week to the naval hospital in Charleston,
S. C. He has been commissioned as a lieutenant com
mander in the naval medical reserves.
Loss of four more United Na
tions ships in the western Atlan
tic, raising the toll since Mid-
January to at least 300 vessels,
was disclosed Sunday coincident
with speculation that the axis
spon may extend its unrestricted
submarine warfare to the soutl
Thirty-four men were unaccount
ed for in the latest sinkings.
American edrgo ship, the I'avy an
nounced as torpedoed off the north
coast of South America, disclosed
at an east coast port that their
merchantman was sunk, after it
rescued survivors from .le two
other ships. Eighteen men were
missing from the three'ves>c!s.
The German high command
claimed Sunday that spearheads
of its Ukraine army had reached
the Don River after breaking
through between Kharkov and
Kursk and advancing 100 miles,
but the Russians indicated the
claim was false and said savage
Soviet counterattacks had stalled
the Nazis’ big push.
The J German high command has
been almost invariably accurate in
in its land fighting claims, and its
assertion that the Don had been
)cached caused grave apprehen
sion in Allied camps. Russian com
muniques, on the other hand, have
frequently been days behind the
actual battle events.
Attack Is Success
Revival Starts At
Rev. A. C. Gibbs Assisting
Pastor, Dr. James
and VUion*, Subject Of
However, he wa.s granted e leave
of absence until six months after
the end of the war.
The county committee, with
app’oval of the: state organiza
tion. has named ' Sibley Turner,
of Wilkesboro. t]o the Triple A
office during Mr. Miller's absence,
j Mr. Turner for three years «ifis a
Scriptures Triple A supervisor and recently
I has been a state' supervisor. He
j will be assisted in the office for
; some time by W. M. Absher, of
Halls Mills, a member of the
Ijawrencc .Miller, exective of
ficer of the \Vilko,s Triple A,
will i)e in(Iuet»yl into the anny
at Fort Bragg .luly 31 and will
enter i»ffleerH’ training school,
for wliieli lie has already been
examined and accepted.
North Wilkesboro Kiwanis club county committee. Mr. Absher will
lit an Interesting meeting Fri- handle the seed programs.
at Hotel Wilkes. j Mr. Miller Is a son of Mr. and
^‘^ograrn Chairman John Pre-' Mrs. n. A. Miller, of North
made his own speech on the wilkesboro route three. He at-
fciert of “Fulfillment of Scr'p-(tended Mars Hill college end the
anweci visions”. Kiwonian tlniverslty of North Carolina and
auted he had recently for several years worked for a
- to Charlotte to hear Cecil firm in Philadelphia. He is mar-
«nenk and that after hear- ried and has one son, Haywood
oresentatlon of the hor- Miller. Mrs. Miller is area person-
J di.«truction of the pres-'„pi interviewer for the National
and destruction of the pres- „el Interviewer tor n
r In Europe he decided to youth Administration.
w *“ the prophecies, i yfie Triple A office under Mr.
symbols, etc.7 of the past, Miller’s direction has gained an
approach to the present gnviaible reputation for efficiency
i and low operating costs and
are tomorrow cel-jwRkes has been one of the larg-
year of our ^ ggf countleis in the state in num-
three more years j jjgj. q( farms participating in
iTrs'we shall celebrate the triple A programs.
rear »klch enda the 13th, V 7-
13 years each ^f oar| Eastern Star Meeting
Ho said, are
ehrotln* the -ISfrth
FOR LIONS CLUB—
To Toronto Meet
A series of meetings began at
Hie Wilkesboro Methodist church
yesternay, with the pastor, Dr.
lames C. Stokes, preaching at
both the morning and evening ser-
Rev. A. C. Gibbs, superintendent
of the Elkin district, arrived to
day and will preach during the re
mainder of the revival. Services
will take place each morning a*. 9
o’clock, and In t'c evening at 8
Prior to the revival, cottage
prayer meetings were held Thurs
day evening at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. F. J. McDuffie and or
Friday evening in the home of
.Mrs. C. Y. Miller.
The public has a most cordial
invitation to attend each service.
Chungking. — Japanese troops
who occupied the Kiangsi Province
town Ihwang, 80 miles south of
Nanchang, three days ago, have
j been driven out and todav are in
full retreat, the Central News
The Chinese, in a fierce counter
attack, recaptured the town less
than 24 hours after the Japanese
had occupied it the agency said.
Dr. F. C. Hubbard
Will Enter Army
As Major July 17th
Big Field Day
Chief Of Staff of Wilkes
Hospital Volunteers Ser
vices and* Is Accepted
Many Contests Planned For
Field Day Meeting On
Aviation Cadet George R.
Wall, grandson of Mrs. Victoria
Wall, of Boomer, and son of Ed
win Wall, of Akron, Ohio,^ will
return to .Maxwell Field, Ala.,
Thursday and be transferred to
Santa Ana, Calif., for bombar
dier training and will be com
missioned as a second lieuten
ant. He made his home at
Boomer and attended A. S.^ T. C.
in Boone before enlisting in the
service. He is now on furlough.
Lions Hold Interesting Meet
ing; John Prevette De
Victory Rally Is
Dr. Fred C. Hubbard, chief of
staff of the Wilkes^ hospital, will
enter the United States Army
with the rank of major on July
Dr. Hubbard, who offered his
.services more than a year ago,
will report for duty on the 17th
at Starke General Hospital,
Charleston, S. C.
During Dr. Hubbard’s
his work at the Wilkew
Rev. A. C. Waggoner, pastor of
the North Wilkesboro Ffirst Meth
odist church, will be the delegate
Judge Hayes Delivers Stirring Patriotic Ad
dress Before Large Cowd At
Declaring this wah has the mid two events in world history
Issue of victory or death, Judge are truly outstanding. These, he
from the North Wilkesboro Lions J Johnson J- Hayes in an address said, were the giving of the ten
of oW ! "Wnn^es Chapter No. 42, Order
th»OBgb prophecy of the Eastern Star, will meet
W» reoowHm the Thursday evening. July J, 7:30.
f --Utow at the lodge hall. lumbers
to be ffreienr •
club at the Lions International
convention to be held In Toronto,
Canada, the latter part of this
Rev. Mr. Waggoner was elected
delegate in the meeting of the the
club here on Friday eveniing.
jVernon Deal and Dr. J. S.
Deans were In charge of the pro
gram Friday evening. The pro
gram featured an address by John'
Prevette, of this city, who spoke
very Interestingly on “Visions
and Prophecies”. It was subatan-
tially the same address which,ha
delivered Friday noon before the
Kiwianls club, and received much
fayontble comment. .1
• ' --— ■’ ^
before the Victory Rally held at commandments by God through
the courthouse July 4th asked all Moses and the declaration of in
to contribute in every concelviabla dependence on July 4th, 1776.
>way to the support of the govern-,The tep commandments ^ sum up
ment in the struggle to preserve the laws governing man’s behav-
independence declared on
July 4, 1776, 166 years ago.
The rally was well attended
by a courthouse full of patriotic
liberty loving citizens
parts of the coUnty.
Pat Williams, of this, city, pre
sided over the rally, which was
held In connection with the annu-
Hospital I stilt race,
will be carried on by Dr. John W. 1 rac;-, J. B
Morris, who has been on the hos
pital staff for the past few years.
Dr. Hubbard, a native of
Wilkes, graduated from Jefferson
Medical College in Philadelphia
in 1918, at which time he wa.s
commissioned in the army during
the first world war. However, the
war ended before he wa.s called
into active service.
He established the Wilkes Hos
pital here in .April, 1923. in a
frame structure on the site of the
present modern Wllken Hospital
Lfst year, Dr. Hubbard was
president of the North Carolina
Hospital association. He ip now
a trustee of that organization and
is also a trustee of the North
Carolina Hospital Savings associ
Since the Ashe county hospital
was established last year.
■Meeting of Boy .Scout, f'u!) Pack
number .36 to lv> held ?t the
North Wilkesboro .school Friday
evening. July 10. 7:00 in S;30
o'clock, will he in the form of a
■Several contest.s will be carried
out by cubs, fathers and mothers
and the field day should be a
most enjoy«ble occasion,
The following contests will be
carried out with the persons
named in charge: ball throwing,
W. .1. Bason; sack race, T. E.
Story; three-legged race feubs
and fathers 1, L. M. Nelson; can
Ivey Moore; potato
Carter: nail hamrae'-
ing race (foe mothers), Gordon
Finley: discus throw, Ralph
Chiifch; shoe throw. Don Coffey:
hammer thiow, .7. E. Justice.
T.H. McNeill Is
Taken By Death
Former Local Resident Is
Stricken Suddenly In
Welch, W. Va.
Thomas H. McNeill, age 36, a
native of North Wilkesboro, died
suddenly of a heart attack Friday
morning at a hospital in Welch,
W. Va.. where he had lived for
12 years and where he was man-
[ager of an A. & P. company store.
Hubbard has also been chief of 1 Mr. McNeill had been in appar-
staff and surgeon for that lnsti-[e„tly good health until he was
tution. After Dr. Hubbard goes stricken a few hours before his
into army service, Dr. Dean Jones, I^gath.
superintendent of the hospital jjg ^ member of a well
there, will carry on the work. [known Wilkes family, being a
Dr. Hubbard is the second go^ gf | jj McNeill. Sr., and the
ior as an Individual and the dec
laration of Independence laid
down the law for nations, hold
ing certain inalienable rights—
from all life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness—to be self evident.
Speaking of the prejient war.
Judge Hayes said that it would
take the combined strength of
a1 Fourth of July singing, of all, those at home as .well as thoao
^whlch J. A. ainum Is chairman., on the front, to gain tM T|CtO^
bTr. Gilliam directed the singing over the Axl^ powem ^ho
^Uirogram i afinr t.hA rViin the World, Odat-MWiuMW'
after the to rule the world.
would starve this
prominent local physician who
has been accepted into service
during the past several days. Dr.
J. H. McNeill has been commis
sioned as a lieutenant comman
der in the navil reserves and will
report Wednesday of this week
to the naval hospital-at Charles
ton, S. C.
, Cripple Clinic
July clinic for crippled will be
held on Thursday morning, this
wedfc. at the Wilkes hosidtal. An
orthopedic- surgeon will make -ex-
affllnatioos and give advice rehi-
tp tfWltBMffl:... No' tMrge
^ iPade -1^ the clink, u
Here From Iceland
staff Sergeant T. R. Smithey
Visits Parents at Roaring
Staff Sergeant T. R. Smltbey,
who has been in TceUad with
tbo V, S. Troops, stationed
thove for eleven mpatlM, * Mt
yesternay for Waaum«t6n, D. r
0^ wheve hs will entar tlm sil^ ^
njr*s tMteteg ft>n.-o0een, a*.
ter a week's vM .pt Ritarlag
Mrer with Us MiiaiM, Mr. aad
Mm. Is Wj Smetbeir/ ,