G>nstruction Of Flood :Cot^ol :Dani
Wilkes School Bases Need m Tires
^fore School Opening August 31
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GOOD NEWS PICTURED HERE—
PLANES BLAST A JAP CRUISER
Critical As Date
of Opening Nears
In Rhode Island
John Glass, son of Mrs. Fred
Glass. of Wilkesboro.
and who enlisted in the navy sev-
e^l days ago.' i.s now stationed in
the naval training center. Com
pany 9IS, Newport, Rhode Island.
Little School Buildmgs Slat
ed for Abemdonment Re
WHERE TO GO—
To be rtroperly equipped, Wilkes
county school buses should have
too recapped tires by school op-
enin.g date August 31, C. B. El-
!cr. . county superintendent
schools, said today.
Supt. Eller said thet August 31
Orders The Journal-Patriot
Albert Settle, one ot the 'four ^
^ghting Settles”, a quartet of i had been 'entatively set as school
sons of Mr and Mrs. T. H. Set- j opening date for all schools in the |
tie in the navy, this week order- county. North Wilkesboro city
ed The Journal-Patriot so that hoard of education has also set
he can read the ncw.s from his the s».»ne opening date. There will
home county while chnsing Japs t.-c two days off foi Thanksgiving
In the Pacific. One of his broth-’and schools will close December
ers. Robert Settle, is on the same is for tvvo weeks of Christmas
ship and will share the paper with and New I’ear holidays,
him. In discussing the school has
V ^ , tire problem, Supt. Eller said the
^ Ferguson In I tah situation was critical and that
T. L. Ferguson, Wilkes mar.
efforts so far to secure a special
For the'benefit of the public
here are listed the locations of
the Selective Service (Draft)
iHJards, and rationing boards '
for Wilkes county. I
For Wilkes area 1: The Sclec--
tivo seivice board office is loca- ,
ted in the federal building in
WIlko.sboro in the office of ■
■ clerk of the federal court; the
rationing board office Is located
in the federal building in the '
district attorney's office.
For Wilkes area 2: The Se
lective Service board office Ls
located in the North Wilkes
boro town haU, top floor; the
rationing Daard office is on the
se^nd floor of the Bank of
North Wilkesboro building ad
joining the office of Attorney
W. H. McElwee.
This is one of the first pictures of the battle of Midway dsland, and
shows' a Jap cruiser of the Magami class listing badly after being hit
tiy bombs dropped from D. S. carrier-based navy planes. Billows of black
smoke fill the air, and the deck is a mass of wreckage. Many Jap sea
men lost their lives in the water when they dived overboard.
Russians Rally In
Stone Samples Not
Sent Out For Tests -
Scrap Rubber In
Final report on the scrap
rubber drive for WUfces shows
that 891,127 pounds of scrap
rubber, an average of almost
fen pounds per person, were
collected, W. J. Ba.son, scrap
rubber chairman for the pe
troleum industry, said today.
Of that amount petroleum
products dealers collected
288,727 pounds, scrap dealers
101,400 iiounds and 6,000
|>ounds were furnished by tlie
state higliway organization
within the county. Average
per person in Wilkes was ap-
pro.vimately twice the national
per capita average.
now an array veteran of many tires for school hue
years .service, has i'eccntl>- been
, transferred from Oamp
U-Ark., w, JTort. -iktagfasn- -ytaln - • mtloning
Promoted To Oirporal i of for the county the sup-
Henry Pearson, a youth ot the ply for trucks, which is already
Millers Creek community whu inadequate for eligible and leg
enlisted in the marine corps last imate needs of trucks engaged in
year and is now stationed at eft^ential work, will be distress-
Quantico, Va . has been promo- ingly low.
^Aed 'o corporal,
ifyecurs of age.
He is qnly IS
Camp Buildings May bs Used
To House Unit of Con
Pvt. Walker Home
Pvt. Jasper T. Walker, who
has been stationed at Fort Bragg
for eleven mon'hs, w spending
a ten-day furlough with his par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Walk
er, near I.omax postoffiee. Pvt.
Walker is recovering from a
recent operation performed at
the Fort Bragg hospital.
I’aint School Houses
Plans have been underwTay for
the past few years for further
consolidation among the smaller
schools of Wilkes and erection ;
Navy Man Here on V^isit
Warrant Machinist Mate B, W.
Ball, of one of Uncle Sam's tig
battleships of the .Atlantic fleet,
« visiting his mother. Mrs. Delia
.ill Marlow, and Mrs Ball's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W.
Marlow, in the Oilreath commu
nity. Ball has been in the Navy
for 23 years. For military rt>a-
sons he could not, divulge the
name of his ship nor the point of
landitig 'n this country.
of modern school buildings. How
ever, the war has prevented fur
ther construction and forces have
been busily engaged during the
past several days in painting the
interior of some of the buildings,
which will improve their appear
ance and ligh'ing conditions to
iMarine Bob Laws Recovers
From Malarial Fever
Marine Bob I-aws, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Shatter Laws, of Wash
ington, D. C.. and grandson, of
Editor and Mn=. R. Don Laws, of
Moravian Falls, reported very ill i
several days ago, is well again |
and has left the marine base at
Parris Island. Bob was only ill in |
the hospital for a few days, quite
contrary to reports current that
! Plans are under way for a pure
t bred Guernsey sole for Wilkes,
Surrv and Yadkin counties in Oc
tober, J. B. Snipes. Wilkes coun
ty farm agent, said today.
Plans for the sale were laid at
a meeting in Elkin with represen
tatives of the. three counties this
w'eek. J. A. Arey, F. R. FVirriham
and John Hobh's, of the extension |
I..aiirel Springs C. C. Camp, lo-
near the intersection with
highway IS. was disbanded Tues
day. according to information re
Abandonment of the camp,
along with other C. C. Camps, re
sulted from failure of Congress
to appropriate fands to continue
that government agency.
The camp members had been
engaged in work on the Blue
Ridge Parkway, which now will
be confined to activities un
der supervision of the U. S. Bu-
front .said today.
Led by the wuny guards and
covered by Stormovik dive
liombing planes, the Ru-sslans
struck out a new series of coun-
terattack.s against the massed
German tanks and motorized
infantry driving into the city.
They inflicted enomjons loss
es on the enemy, dispatches
.said, and at several points for
ced Uiein to take up defensive
An the result of the Rinssian
attack, in the face of heavy,
German Are, enemy pretwire
was cased on the north side of
tlie city, tlispatches said, add
ing timt counterattacks were
ivmm PifliBiiyr ^
Cairo, Egypt.— British forces,
s'rlking suddenly in the central
sector ot the El Alamein battle-
Get A Huge Still
Two Men Arrested At 300
Big Plant Is Destroyed
Urged To Woric
For Flood Dam
Delegation From Elkin In
Conference Here Tuesday
Night With Local Men
Federal officers destroyed one
of the largest stills ever found in | spt^imens
Engineering duties prelhit*
inary to a definite proposal to
construct a flood control dam
on the Yadkin river west of
Wilkesboro have not been
completed, according to infor
mation gained locally.
When the field survey was
completed last fall at the
proposed dam sites by the
war department engineers,
samples of bedrock to be sent
to Washington for analysis
as to construction qualities
were left there, and were re
cently stored on the fam
belonging to Mrs. J. M. Bum
gamer of Wilkesboro. This
lonantion was learned h—
froim Walter Ferguson, citi
zen of that community, who
stated that the engineens said
AIN'T SIXNKD MUCH
Preacher: Tut, tut, little man;
reau* of Road.s. . , . ■ .
According to unofficial infer-' didn’t you know if i.s a sm to
mation received here, the camp catch fish on sundaj .
buildings may later be used to Boy: Well
tiouse conscientious objectors.
J & J ^a. wmsAMtA K1 A** Ul Lilfi laUftCSl 8UHIB cVtJr MJiniil ill _ “
ground captured an appreciable Tuesday night and there for a year Or more be-
number of prisoners n a s* arp j fore being sent away for tests.
The still, a 300-galion outfit i jj suggested that local citl-
wlth a 200-gallon boiler, was ^ens leading in the appeal to
found between Clingman and , |,ayg ^ good control dam con-
Ronda and had not been in oP®*"*, structed on the Yadkin get in
ation but a short time. I touch with the proper authoritiea
L. P. Johnson and Ralph Spi-.^j once and have the preliminary
cer, both under 18 years of aga | completed in order that a.
were arrested at the still an definite proposal can be madebe-
I later gave bond for appearance coijgress for appropriations
In federal court at Wilkesboro in construction of the dam.
November. I . u » . .
In addlllon to the still the offi- l
cers found 18 box fermenters, harbors including flood control
with 4,000 gallons gmin and' V'® T i 1
Nine persons were lost and .11 commercial syrup mash, which ® epar men . is presii
offensive last night while Austra
lians On the centna.1 road were
throwing back a strong attempt
by Nazi Field Marshal Erwin
Rommell to regain lost ground.
A considerable amount ot Brit
ish armor was known to have
hei.m massed in the central sector
of the desert battleground some
80 miles west ot Alexandria.
j3 More Ships Are
about two weeks ago. It was dis
closed Wednesday as the Navy
Department announced the sink-
I^ain-rsinned muclJins of three more United Nations
yet. I haven't got a nibble
injured when; a medium-sized were destroyed, and a late model
American ship carrying 381 pas-j truck, which was confiscated,
sengers and crew was torpedoed i Alcohol Tax Unit investigators
and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean ! staging the raid were C. S. Felts,
'Roy Reese. J. S. Cabe, R. M.
Gamhill and Deputy Marshal
Walter Irwin. '
BY STANDARD OIL REPRESENTATIVE—
ves.sels by Axis submarines. j Nq Service Sunday
In all, 17 men died in the lat-' Episcopal Church
med that urgent duties in prose-
cirion of the war have necessar
ily delayed action in completlnff
the preliminary work on the Yad
kin flood control plans.
A delegation from Elkin mat
with local citizens at the Hotel
Wilkes here 'Puesday night to lay
plans to renew appeals to
' . • u- u K ft...' *— - - ■ gressraen to have the dam con
es H«nk.ngs^ which brought the St. .tructed and thus prevent recur-
|tot.aI y ® ‘ I Paul’s Episcopal Church Sunday rence of disastrous floods, such
I mines in Weston Atlan^^^^ due to the «« the one in August. 1940,
larea since mid-January to 390.1^^^^
acrordinff to an unouici&l com- , , ..
accoruiiig to an u .Lackey, is on his vacation
1 pilation. '
IN CITY SCHOOLS—
riODu’s, or tne extension waii D i.
assisted in the meeting, | R. X, Hammett In Aduress Betore Banquet
ao jiftAnilpd by county* n 1 r V A. II ^-1
which was attended
business and civic
Those from Wilkes present
(were J. B. Snipes and H. I Instead of hampering' produc-
he was critically ill with malarial poivard, agent and assistant tion of synthetic rubber as char-
agent; B. B. Broome and John F. ged In a recent government In-
Prooioted In Au.stralia ! Brown, of Cmble Dairy Products, vestigation. Standard Oil/ com-
Tells How Standard Oil Company Vi
tally Helped In War Effort
Miss Manie Brewer, of this' V
city, ha« received a cablegram j WORKMEN NOW—
from her brother. Walter S.;
Brewer, who is in service some-1
■where in Australia. He has rec-j
ently been promoted to techni-|
cal sergeant in the quartermaster.
Baxter Davis Promoted
Pfe. Baxter Davis, who is stg-
^tloned in Hawaii, has been pro
pany spent $12,000,000 in syn
thetic rubber research and endea
vored to interest the government
and major units of the rubber in-
two New Faculty I f tR of Olll
Two new members have been
dustry in synthetic rubber pro- than any others possess
trie of Gfermany and showed how ■ named fbr the North Wllkesiboro
the agreement made with the | school faculty to replace two high ^
German firm in peace time had' school teachers who will soon
resulted in this country getting; enter the armed services,
exclusive use ot valuable process-j Miss Betty Story, of -Ifenoir,
es by which Standard Oil com- has been employed by the city in tiie naw
pany had produced products of board of education as band in- • ^ - weeks
higher quality, for this country structor and director, succeeding Curtis Nelsi
Harry Oattoa, representative
of the Sallsburj' office of the
Navy recruiting .service, here
today listed 13 Wilkes men
I duction, R. T. Hammett, special our allies.
except' Lawrence Cameron, who is going
jinto the service.
Irepreeentaiive of Esso Marketers, I It was difficult for Standard Mtes Story was student band
said in an address at a banquet Oil company to interest the gov- director at t.enoir-Rhyne College
1 at Hotel Wilkes Tuesday night. | ernmant or the rubber manufac- ’ and for four years was assistant
j The banquet here wias arranged turers in this country in raanu- to Prof. Harper as director of
Development of the recently ac- by L. M. Nelson, of this city, lo- facture of synthetic rubber, he the famous Lenoir high school
^tloned in Hawaii, has been city park here is well cal district manager for Stand- said, because natural rubber wa« band,
noted to technician, fifth .^^y and the aree will ha ard Oil company and about 100 coming Into this country at a
He Is a son of -ffr- and Mrs. ^“jeeady tor use in a few day . men and women, representative price much lower than synthetic
of Wilkesboro. j Through a generous offer by In- of the business and civic life of rubber could he made and that no
ternational Shoe company the the town end community, were synthetic rubber had been devel-
tovn leased the former resldentleL guests, in addition to the Esso oped prior to the war as good as
property near the tannery site dealers in this territory, natural rubber. He said* all the
for a nominal sum. ! The program opened with the important discoveries In Stand-
duties at tne navar nospimi The area has beautiful trees, singing ot "God Bless America", ard research had been made
^narleston, S. C. grass and shrubbery. There Is also followed by invocation by Judge available to the United States
nn Fnrlouvh I a swimming poof which may be Johnson J. Hayes. At the close of government and are being used
^ ^ I J KanmiAt 'mAol mitalA wna tflA WlflJ’ fiffort.
At Charleston, S. C.
Lieut. Commander J. H. Mc
Neill, of the medical corps of the
U. S. Navy reserves, has begun his
iutlM at the naval hospital in
harleston, S. C.
Brothers on Fnriough
Miss Mary Speer, of Boonville,
will he math teacher, succeeding
Robert Taylor, who soon will en-
^er a branch of the armed servL
ces. Miss Speer is a graduate of
Meredith College and has taught
at Mountain View, Mountain Park
Pvt Mont Livingstone, of Fort | used later.
(I^trlnffstone. of Fort Caster,
ICtcbigao. have been spending
,'*fMr furloughg with their par-
: gala Mr- Mrs. 1. R. Llvlng-
’ atoB*. of Jilllew Greek.
Development work, which
the banquet meal music was fur- to further the iwer effort,
is nished by a string hand. j Following are excerpts from
under direction of Cecil Hayes, j Mr. Hammett was presented by Mr. Hammett’s address, which
city streets and water saperinten- Mr. Nelson. contained an abundance of In
dent, will Include erection of bar-] flTie speaker gave an account terestlng and valuable informn-
beeue furnaces, picnic tables and ot dealings ot Standard Oil com- tton:
playground equi^ent. pany with the I. 0. Farbenlndus-
(Ckmtoued im 'page four) ^
iMr. and Mrs. L. If. JarvU re
turned to their home .on Roaring
River route two Mnn4h7 night
from a ten dhy. l0|ki,£»BrUig
which they visited INgttlTM »»
New Castle. Indlan^^'^jW^,
and Portsmouth, i; " “p
Charleston, W. Ya..'Hau»
They -were: Curtis Nelson,
•Tames G. Ijittle, John H. Clark,
Coy R. «tout, William T. Ray-
mer, Hugh Hurley and D. P.
Wellborn, Jr., of North WUkes-
boro; John W.Glaas, of Wilkes
boro; James A. Bumgarner and
William M. Price, of Pores
Knob; John L. MlUer, oPWU-
bnr; Ray E. .Sale, of Cycle;
Sydney EngOne Lyall, of Glen
In addition to this number,
tbere are many applications
pending and it is expected that
a great majority of those who
have applied 'wUl be accepted.
GattOB win spend all day Fri
day here Interviewing men in
terested in enUsting in the na
vy «|pii will return in two weeks
ter iuKither two-day riay. He
natetifte h«adi|W|rim In Uie
oil the town
which de-troyed lives and milll-
on.s of dollars worth of property,
a similar one in 191fi. and small
er flood.s which also caused much,
Among those at the conference
here Tuesday night from Elkin
to meet with local citizens were
H. P. Graham, Joe ^ivins, E. S.
Spoinhogr and Hoke Henderson.
Senator Josiah W. Bailey, chair
man of the commerce committee
in the U. S. Senate, W. O. Burgln.
eighth district representative and
R. L. Doughton, ninth district
representative and chairman of
the Ways and Means committee
in Congress, have given their as
surance that they will exert every
effort for early constrdctlon of a
fiflood control dam on the Yadkin.
M. E. Bauguss Is
Inspector For The
M. B. Baugues, of this city, has
been appolntefl inspector for the
North Wilkesboro watershed.
Today Mr. Bauguss said that
watershed laws' and regulations
will be enforced and any viola
tors will be prosecuted.
He warned that It Is a viola
tion of the law to swim or go
wading In Reddies River or lt»,
Itrihwtarles within five miles of _
'the water plant.
Mr. Harojd- Peaaell, who i
jpprkiBg in eftept z-
week-wttd ' at'' iMOr m.::.
’and dwitHtw. MaiT ^