^J[!ocporal Anderson Home
Corporal James C. Anderson, of
Fort Jackson, S. C., spent the
week-end with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Anderson, and his wife,
the former Miss Annie Lee Honey
cutt, at Oakwoods.
.Jitter From Shine Kilby
A Parents have recently receiv^ a
Tetter from Gwyn J. (Shine) Kil
by, local youth who has been in
L the service for about on» year. He
I is now in service In some foreign
I country and censorship would not
allow him to disclose the countr>'
or part of the world in which he is
St Sfft Hall Here
staff Sergeant J. T. Hall, who
Is now stationed at Myrtle
Beach, S. C., is spending a ten-
day furlough with his family
Corporal Parks Coming
Corporal Edward Eugene
Parks, son of Mrs. EJd Perks, of
Wllkesboro, Is stationed at
Starke Generol Hospital In
l^barleeton, S. C. Corporal Parks
■ah. expected home on furlough
- . eS-.V
Five CouinHes Held Today
Campa^n In Fall
Party Leaders Gather In
Wllkesboro Today For
Talk With DeUpp
Davis in Honolulu
Pfc. Joel W. Davis, member
I of the marine corps. Is now serv
ing in Honolulu. He is a son of
' Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Davis, of
Minton Gets Promotion
ftoyniortd Minton, who began
traWing with the local company
of the National Guard, was re-
ceatlf promoted to ~ank of cor
poral. He is now stationed at Car
ina Beach near Wilmington.
Oliver F. Anderson, son of
r. and Mrs, Marshal M. Ander-
aon of Oakwoods, who for the past |
aix weeks had been attending the [
second engineering school at Ft.
BMjoir. Va.. ha^ been transfer-
■Mto Camp Edwards. Mas.sachus-
PR and was assigned to duty
in an engineering regiment there.
Sid DeLapp, of Lexington,
Republican chairman ^ in
North Carolina, told a five-
county conference of Repub
licans in Wilkesboro today
that 'the state organization
has plans under «ray_ for an
active campaign this fall,
which will carry the party’s
appeal directly to the peo
ple of the state.
Republicans of Wilkes,
Watauga, Alleghany, Alex
ander and Caldwell coun-
ies were represented at the
conference, which was call
ed by the state chairman.
The state chairman in his re
marks called on the Republican
party for full support in the wan
against the a.xis. “We’ll fight for
fieedom and we want freedom at
home,” he said.
T. E. Story, of Wilkesboro, Re
publican candidate for the legisla
ture from Wilkes for a second
term, presided over the meeting
Law Applies To
Ruling of Attorney General
Says New Absentee Law
Repealed Local Act
mSAVINCS BONDS &$TAMP$
U, S. Trto^ury Department
On Wilkes County
1$ Told To Club
J. B. Snipes Tells Some Re
sults Of Lime, Legumes
and Livestock Program
North Wllk^boro Klwanls
club held an interesting meeting
E. G. Finley substituted for the
rm, ortisiueu uvir tiie , , * j
The Lte chairman told of plans chairman and presented
.T R Sninea chairman of the
for a radio
election. «e said mere are v ^.
J. B. Snipes, chairman of the
Agrlcaltnre committee, who made
Shumate in Seattle
Sgt. Cyrus Shumate, son of Mr.
and Mrs. L. H, Shumate, of Red
dies River, i.s now stationed at
Seattle, Washington and is get
ting along flne. according to a
letter from him received by his
parents a few diivs ago.
In Foreign Service
Technical Sergeant John C.
Jwens has notified his parents.
Hr. and Mrs. G. C. Owens, .if
dalA Mills, thut he has arrived
lafeCT- at his destination overseas
[location not disclosedl. He was
nducteci into the army on July
Sgt. Church Recovers
Sgt. Wajme Church -has recover-
1 from a black widow spider bite
returned today to Fort Bragg
»» Spending a few days with his
ie*its, Mr. and Mrs. N. C.
lurch, of Wilkesboro route one.
Mrs. C. D. Smith, age 88,moth
er of Mrs. W. G. Gabriel, of this
city, died last night at the home
of her son, C. D. Smith, Jr., with
whom she made her home, in I
Mrs. Smith's death resulted |
from a fractured hip she received
in a fall about three months ago.
The surviving sons and daugh
ters are ae follows; Mrs. Gabriel,
of this city; C. D. Smith, Jr., of
Laurinburg; Mrs. Ernest Sel.s, of
Hammonton, California; Mrs. 7^.
O. Howard, of Newton; E. F.
Smith, of Newton; Mrs. Parks
Bea'ty. of Sherrill's Ford; B. P.
Smith, of Winston-Salem; end C.
V. Smith, of Elizabethton, Ten
nessee. Mrs. Smith's husband died
several years ago.
Funeral services were held thir
afternoon, five o’clock, at Mount
Pleasant church near Newton.
In addition to the Gabriel family,
those from here attending the
services included Mrs. O. K. Pope,
Mrs. Hyde Waller, Mrs. Hoyt Hen-
dren, and Mrs. Carl W. Steele.
of his Lime, Legumes and Live
Stock slogan which he introdu
ced two years ago Friday in the
club. He prefaced his talk about
Wilkes county by saying that
there are in North Carolina 31,-
000 farm families with no gar
den, 3.3,000 farm families with
no chickens, 86,000 with no hogs
and 9 8,000 with no cow.s.
Wilkes county has 735 square
miles of land or 470,000 acres.
Its population is 43,000 plus.
Wilkes has 32,000 acres in row
crops. 4 5,000 acres in sod crops,
and 11,000 acres in small grailn
crops. It has 200,000 bearing ap
ple trees and 10,000 peach trees.
There are in the county 18,000
head of cattle, 4.000 head of
work stock, 6,000 hogs and 13->,-
000 laying hens.
. A test of our soil shows it is
made up of 40 or more kinds.
(Continued on page 8)
Cub Creek Revival
To Start Sunday
■^jTUkee citizens absent from the
county on election day may vote
for county as well as state and
national candidates, according to
a recent ruling by the attorney
The ruling of the attorney gen
eral in effect says that Wilkes Is
under the statewide absentee bal
lot law which was revised and
passed by the 1941 legislature.
The state-wide absentee ballot
law passed at that session repeal
ed the county act which had been
passed at a previous term and
which ah-olished the absentee bal
lot from elections in Wilkes
county as far as the county ticket
Now the county is under the
state-wide law and under provis
ions of the absentee ballot law
all citizens necessarily absent
from the county or otherwise un
able to get to the polls on elec
tion day may vote for county as
well as state and congressional
candidates in the November elec
HELPING BRITTW:^ v w
U. S. TROOPS IN CAIRO POST
(kiM Burned When
Vapor At Stm^e
Tadcs Is Ignhed
Mack Mahaffey Risks Ufa
To Put Out Blaze At
Wilkes Oil Co. Tanks
U. S. soldiers look over the Cairo rooftops from their new blUet
D the Middle East. Since this picture was taken the battle of Egypt has
«en raging furiously, with Field Marshal Erwin Rommel directing the
Ixis thrust toward Alexandria and Suez, while huge U. S. Liberator bomb-
ms struck heavily at the enemy in and behind the battle area.
WILKES CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT—
Moscow.—Russian shock troops,
forcing the German.s on the defen
sive at Voronezh, have seized an
important enemy bridgehead and
started a sudden flanking attack in
the south, it was announced to
The high command asserted, in
its noon communique, that “in the
region of Voronezh oui units are
stubbornly fighting the enemy
who have gone over to the defen
The Russians led by their many
guard regiments and tanks under
swarms of planes including Amer
ican made Curtisses, struck out in
strong counterattacks south and
west of Voronezh, on the banks of
the Don, pressing the Germans
C. C. Hayes Taking Robert Pitts’ Court Rec
ord To Newark, N. J., As Evidence In
Charge Against Surgeons
FRED SEBASTIAN HURT
Service Station Attendant la
Painfully Burned When
Motor Starts Fire
Hospital Apprentice Here
Hcs»pital Apprentice John Wes-
•y Joines, of Norfolk, Va.. is here
n a visit to his father. .Mr. Wes-
;y Joines, who resides in the
A revival wiU begin at Cub'against the river bank.
Creek Baptist church the fourth
.Sunday in July. The pastor. Rev. L.
I. Younger, will be assisted in the
sendees by Rev. Grady G. Minton,
of Boone. The public has a cor
dial invitation to attend each ser
Driving into and capturing one
of the most important inhabited
points between Voronezh city and
river, the Russians routed the Ger
man 75th infantry division, a
special dispatch to the newspaper
C. C. Hayes, clerk of Wilkes
superior court left this morning
for Newark, N. J., where he has
been summoned to give evidence
in a federal court trial of Dr.
Leo Blandenburg and others who
are charged with altering finger
prints of Robert Pitts, desperate
criminal, to prevent his identifi
The Wilkes court clerk was
notified to carry with him com
plete court records of Pitts in
Pitts was sentenced during the
December term of Wilkes court to
a total of 16 to 20 j'ears In state
prison for robbery of Carl A.
Lowe and Sons store and Gulf
Refining company here a few
months prior to that date.
F. B. I. Agents recently com
pleted their Investigations which
led to arrest of Dr. Blandenburg
and others in Newark, N. J., a
case which la receiving nationwide
Mr. Hayes is summoned to ap
pear in court in Newark, N. J..
on Wednesday morning. Accom
panying him on the trip are Mrs.
Hayes, his son. Attorney Kyle
Hayes, and daughter, Mrs. Ar
chie Lee Osborne.
Part of the investigation which
resulted in the cases at Newark,
N. J., was carried out here re-
cenMy by F. B. I. agents, who
traced Pitts record in this part
of North Carolina. While here
the P. B. I. agent obtained cop-
lee of The Journal-Patriot which
carried news accounts of Pitts’
crimes and examined court rec-
Corporal Ben^e Here on Visit
Corporal John E. Benge, who
is stationed at the Starke Gener
al Hospital in Charleston, S. C.,
is here on a visit with relatives,
Corporal Benge has been at
Charleston for eleven months.
Heroic action on the part
of Mack Mahaffey, seiviee
station manager, prevented
great property loss and prob
ably saved lives Saturday af
ternoon at Wilkes Oil compa
ny three miles west of this
city on highway 421.
As a tank track load of
gasoline was being unloaded
into large storage tanks,
escaping gas vapors were ig
nited by a gasoline motor
used to run the pump.
Fred Sebastian, a service
station attendant, suffered
severe burns when the fire
started at the storage tanks
as he was stopping the motor^
Backfire from the motor ts-
thought to have ignited the gas
vapor leaking from valves and
connections. In the first flash of
the flames, Sebastian’s face and
hands were burned.
contained over 7,000 gallons of
gasoline, and vapor from a valve
on top of one of the tanks was
‘burning rapidly when Mack Ma-
haffey nan from the station t»
the fire with a fire extinguisher
as other people in that Imuiedi-
ate vicinity sought to put dis
tance between themselves and the
Meanwhile, Mr. Sebastian’s
tvurnlng clo'hing had been extin
guished and he was brought to
the Wilkes hospital here, where
he is now recovering.
Had the gasoline fire not been
put out promptly, a most dls-
as'r&us explosion and fire, which
may have equalled the Waynes-
ville explosion disaster a weet
ago, would have resulted
Robt. S. Gibbs, Sr.,
Is Taken By Death
Father of Local Manager
Duke Power Company
Dies At Mars Hill
Sgt. Ray Pardue Now
In Texas Camp
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Pardue,
residents of Wllkesboro Route 2,
report that their eon, Sergeant
Ray Pardue is now stationed at
an army camp in Texas. Until re-
aently Sgt. Pardue had been sta
tioned at CaaJp -Davis.
AMERICAN PRISONERS IN HANDS OF JAPANESE GET DIET OF “FISH AND RICE AND WCE AND FISH”-
Nurse’s Letter Brings News About
Dr. John R. BnuMjamer On Bataan
ign Waugh Retuima To
agn Clyde Waugh returned
reek to his station at Jack
ie. Fla., after a visit with his
ts! Mr. and Mrs. W. H. H.
h. Clyde recently received
wings” following the suc-
il completion of his air corps
> at Jacksonville.
rmacist Mate Hender
son At Key West
Robert Henderson, of
tboro, received a telegram
' from her husband, Phar-
Mate Robert Henderson,
p that he was now gtation-
K*y West, Fla. Pharmsclet
g^odsnon had been ata-
-»t the naval base at
iton.^ 8. C- He U a wa of
ihkn. X. B. Hradenon.
Captain John R. Bumgarner, who was serving in
the medical corps on Bataan at the time of the surren
der of American and Filipino forces, was well and all
right up to the lime he was taken prisoner.
This information was contained in a letter received
by Dr. Bumgarner’s parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. L. A. Bum-
gamer, of Millers Creek, from Miss Lucy Wilson, of Big
Sandy, Texas, who was a nurse with American forces on
Bataan and later Corregidor.
A letter from another nurse who served on Covre-
gidor to Rev. and Mrs. Bumgarner reveals that they had
information on Corregidor to_^ the effect that prisoners
taken by Japane.«a were not abused except for food, and
that they were about to starve on a diet of “fish and
rice, and rice and ’fish.” _ _
The letter from Miss Wilson indicates that she
worked with Dr. Bumgarner on Bataan and that she
knew him well. The text of her letter follows:
“I met John in Bataan and he became a very good
friend of mine. When I left Bataan April 8 he was do
ing fine. He had had the malaria, as everyone cIm, but
was over it by that time. I was on Corregidor until May
3, but was unable in the t time to find about those left on
Biitsa"- He wanted ma to write you and let yon know
he was all right up to the time he was taken prisoner."
Asks Food Be Sent Prisoner « ' ‘
Miss Florence McDonald, of Brackton, Mass.j| writes
Was On. Bataan
DR. JOHN B, l^OAEHKB
a frifeni: of Rev. and Mrs. Bumgarner, relative to the
young medical corps captain on Bataan. She con
cluded her letter, the text of which follows, with a plea
that the Red Cross send food to prisoners in Japanese
“I did not know Dr. Bumgarner. However, we had
not heard of any doctors killed or winded except Col.
Lna, Filipino, and Maj. McCloskcy, killed, end Col. Van-
denbough, wounded. They were traveling in a car and
a dive bomber cut loose on them. Those were the only
ones we knew of in the casualty list up to the fall of B^
taan. Dr. Bumgarner was likely on field duty as I did
not hear the nurses mention him. All the doctors in the
field returned to Noy hospital after the surrender.
“The navy doctors and nurses were made prisoners
January 1 and no stories of ill treatment or abuse have
reached us, although we had intelligence men who ac
tually saw them. . • o* j
“Food will be the worst cause of suffering. Kice and
fish—fish and vice. - . n .
“Won’t you ask ytoiw friends to try to stir uo the
Cross, or someone w*^ influence, to get a ship load^of
food over then, befow they rtanr^L We nurses are do
ing our bH toward
Called Id Dwdw, . ■ .
Dr. Bumf anicr
Mara Hill.—Funeral service for
R. S. Gibbs. Sr., who died at his
home in Mars Hill Saturday
morning, were held from the
Mars Hill Baprtirt church Sunday
afernoon at 2:30 o’clock.
Mr. Gibbs, who was 72 years
old, had been in de/clining health
for two or three years. He was
taken 111 with a heart disorders
few day.s before his death. He la
survived by his widow, Mrs. Kate
Jervis Gibb^: two eons, R. 3.
Gibbs, Jr., of North Wilkesboro,
and Terry Wood Gibbs, of Balti
more, Md.; four daughters, Mrs.
Grace Owen, Mars Hill, Mrs. W.
E. Wilkins. Raleigh, Mrs. Marlon
Allen, Asheville, and Mrs. Hal
Carter, Mars Hill, and 10 grand-
(Contlnued on Page 8)
IN STATE MEET—
On Trial Group
Eugene Trivette, prominent lo
cal attomev, was placed on a com
mittee of the state bar association
to try D. F. Giles. Marion »Hor.
ney, In disbarment proceedilnga
growii^ oat of charges of fraud.
Attorney Trivette, representing
the 17th district on the sUte
council, attended the council
meeting in Raleigh fViday. Plaorf
witii him on tho oonuntUoi to try
Attorney Gflea we» Keetw. W^-
ter, of Asheville,'and B. P. WB-'