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VOL. XXXV., No. 38
,3^rv,V Published Mondayg Jj|i$ ^Thursdays. NORTH ^ ^
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Head OCD tilere
McElwee Soon To
Cadet Jay N. Brewer, who
enlisted April 1. is stationed at
Scott Field, liUlnois, In radio
school. Jay is doing fine in his
work and is expected to graduate
about September 15. He Is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Brew
er of North Wilkesboro route
i*MWo. His address is 34 TSS Bar
racks 722, Scott Field, 111.
Clegg Culler Home
Pvt. Clegg Culler, cf Fort
Bragg, spent the week-end In
Wilkesboro with his parents, Mr.
and Mis. J. E. Culler.
Now A Corporal
Mrs. A. J. Proffitj who resides
on Highway 421 near the foot of
the Blue Ridge mountains in
Jobs Cabin township, was In the
city Saturday. She stated that her
son, Harold, is now a corporal.
Pvt. BoucheDe Home
Pvt. David Bouchelle, who is
stationed at Camp Forrest. Tenn..
Is home on furlough which he is
spending with his paren's, Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. Bouchelle. resi-
^ dents of Wilkesboro route two.
Pvt. Bouchelle in service with
the field artiller.v.
Enter U. S. Army
Judge Rousseau Appomted;
County Defense Chaimr.an
By Governor Broughton
Pvt. R. F. Blackburn Here
Pvt. R. F. Blockburn has re
turned to Atlanta where he is at
tending school at the Bell Tele-
I phone Comfiany laboratories.
V'While here he visited his grand-
i (Other, Mrs. Mary S. Wood, at
ays postoffice. Pvt. Blackburn
is attached to the air corps at
Drew Field Fla.
I Pvt. Wyatt Home From
I Pvt. Wimam H.
^amp Forrest. Tenn
Quarters are rather cramped
aboard submarine because of Uie
amount of machinery she must car
ry. These bunks may seem tight to
the landsman who Is used to lots of
room in which to toss, but sub-men
find them comfortable.
Judge Julius A. Rousseau,
of this city, has been ap
pointed chairman of the
Wilkes County Civilian De
fense council, succeeding W.
H. McElwee, well known lo
cal attorney, who will ente>
the army soon.
News of the appointment
of Judge Rousseau by Gov
ernor J. M. Broughton to
this important war time post
was contained in a telegram
received by The Journal-Pa
triot from Ben Douglas, state
(firector of Civilian Defense.
Douglas said that the civilian
defense program is to be rapidly
Attorney McElwee, who has been
chairman since the civilian de.^
fense organization was set up sev
eral months ago, said today that
he has been accepted as a volun
teer officer candidate in the army
and he expects to be called into
service in the near future. He said
that he deemed it advisable to re
sign now' as civilian defense coun
cil chairman in order that a new
chairman may become familiar
with the program before he leaves.
The civilian defense council is
one of the most important organi
zations on the hon»e front and its
activities are directly connected
with the war program.
Local Kiwanians Meet With
Elkin and Mount Airy
Clubs At Elkin
v^ith his parent.s. Mr. and Mrs.
Emory Wyatt, of this city. Pvt.
Wyatt is a member of a field ar
tillery unit at Comp Forrest.
^Stales CJets Higher Rank
^ L,ee Staley, wlio is in the ar
my and is stationed at t'oini)
Claiborne. I,a.. ha.s been promo-,
ted to the r:nik of corporal. He!
i.s the youngest son of Mrs. Em
ma Staley, of Wilkesboro route
two. He said in his last lett->r
home that he was getting along ,
fine and that “army life is great", j
Corporal Staley entered the ser
vice in February, 1942. Mrs. Sta
ley’s other son. I,t. Xoah W. St.n-
ley. who is now stationed some
where in the West Indies, is a ;
veteran of 25 years in the armv.
C^poral Staley’s wife, the for-
Miss Louise McClain.
Federal Alc*ol 'Rr*»tTtiirU»r:.
vestlj^fttors raided Mrs. W. C.
Kilby’s home near Wilkesboro
on the Jloiavian Falls liighway
Fidday Init they failed to find
what tliey were looking for—
Rut they did find some home
brew and discovered that Mrs.
Kilby liad been operating a
home brewerj' U legally.
She was arrested and plaeetl
under bt»nd of ?taOO for ap
pearance at the November term
of federal court in Wilkesboro.
To Be Dedicated
Bishop Clare Purcell
Perform Impressive Ser
vice Sunday Aflemoon
Rev. T. Sloane Guy, Jr, who
delivered his farewell message
as pastor of the Wilkesboro Bap-."
tist church before a large con
gregation Sunday night He is
leaving to enter the Southern
iBaptist Theologii^l Seminary at
Guy Delivers l
Last Message As
Pastor of Church
Wilkesboro Baptist Pastor
Leaves To Study At Sem
inary In Louisville
Boards Open Only
In The Afternoons
In order to allow office workers
an opportunity to do book work
which has accumulated during gas-
al,i5 oline and canning sugar registra
r^ides on Wilkesboro route two. lions, office? of both rationing present building project was
boanis in Wilkes county will be launched, will preach at the 11
Brothers Are Corporals ! o’clock hour, after which there will
A religious service of unusual
interest in Wilkes county will be
the dedication ceremony for Union
Methodist church, located two
miles west of North W’ilkesboro.
Bishop Clare Purcell, presiding of
ficer of the Methodist church in
the North and South Carolina area,
will perform this impressive ser- ,
vice next Sunday afternoon, Aug., received
2. The Rev. A. C. Gibbs, District'
Superintendent of the Elkin Dis
trict, will also be present and will
participate in the service.
A former pastor, the Rev. A. W'.
Lynch, under whose leadership the
Rev. T. Sloane Guy, Jr., deliv
ered his farewell sermon Sunday
night before a large audience at
Wilkesboro Baptist church.
Rev. Mr. Guy, who came from
Statesville to the Wilkesboro
Baptist church; Hh^rMNUi ithyear
ago recently resigned as pastor
in order to enter Southern Bap
tist Theological Seminary at
For his last service at the
^•■1 church last night the church was
more than filled and many were
unable to find room in the build
ing. The Wilkesboro Methodist
church called off its evening ser
vice in order that the congrega
tion might attend the service at
the Baptist church. [
Dr. J. C. Stokes. Methodist pas
tor, assisted in the service, read-
ling scripture and leading in
Rev. Mr. ^Guy delivered a brief i
gospel message, which was well
by the large congrega
tion, and sang several numbers,
among them being songs which
had been especially requested.
A pulpit committee has been
named by the church to secure
a successor to Rev. Mr. Guy.
On Thursday evening, July 23,
'll North Wllkeaboro Kiwanians
journeyed to Elkin to meet with
the Elkin and Mt. Airy Clubs in
the fine new Y.M.CsA. just com
pleted near the Chatham mills.
There were- eighteen of the Mt.
Airy club present and 47 of the
Elkin memibers, making a total
of 96 present for this fine social
David G. Smith, president of
the Elkin club, presided and call
ed the clu'b to order. Following
an excellent dinner. President
Bid Williams, of the North
Wlilkesboro club, and President
R. M. Hudgins, of the Mt. Airy
club, were presented and each
made brief remarke. Lieutenant
Governor Marlon Allen, of the
Elkin club, made a winning wel
Inter-Club Chairman Hoke
Henderson, of the Elkin club,
(Continued on page eight)
Child Hit By
Auto Is Better
Son of Sgft. and Mrs. Herman
Anderson Hit By Car In
City On Friday
U. S. Flym Join
British In Raids
On German Cities
S. Sub Sinks Five Japan*
ese Ships'^ Near Japan
To enable students to learn varl-
OHS gases by sniffing—safely—Bev.
F. Hickey, head of physical chemis
try at Providence coUege, Pn^vl-
denoe, E. I., has manufactured
“sniff sets” of five noxious gases. He
is shown above with one of the sets.
Brushy Mountain Baptist Asso
ciation will have Its annual meet
ing at Zion Hill Baptist church
at Boomer September 22 and 23,
T. E. Story, moderator, said to
The association has a member
ship of 32 churches, which in-
liate news fromg the fighting
fronts in Russia today indicated
that Russian armies In some sec
tors during the past two di^ya
have been forced to give soma
ground, hut at tremendous cost
to the invading German hordes.
Nasi tanks were penetrating
the defenses of Rostov, gateway
to the oil-rich Caucasus, and were
advancing over thousands of their
own dead. Meanwhile reports
from other parts of the Russian
front were not so discouraging.
Indicating that the German push
Is definitely tor the Caucasus.
Eg>pt T« Quiet
The lull on the North African
front continued today and the
only major activity was bombing
of German bases by allied airmen.
U. S. Airmen Help
American airmen joined the R.
A. F. for raids over northern
France Sunday and helped to
shoot down nine of Germany’s
latest type planes.
Meanwhile, a large force of R.
A. F. bombers hammered the city
of Duisherg in the Ruhr valley
and practically demolished Ger
man war Industries there.
Sink Jap Ships
No major news was reported
be a picnic lunch served in the
' closed each day except in the after-
Pvt. Raymond Pearson wns , . r- . i i -
reading hi.-. copy of The Journal- noon? between one and five oclock. the church.
Putrioi at Daniel Field. iTho.se having business at rationing a.11 friends of the church are cor-
saw in j board offices should call only in dially invited to attend these scr-
Attgusta, Ga.. when he
this column the news that his kid the afternoons.
brother. Henry Pearson, had
Amn promoted to the rank of
corpora! In the
marine corps at
Quentlco. Va. While he was
elated at the goad news about
his trother he received notice of
his ipwn promotion to corporal.
The“Corporals Pearson are from
the Millers Creek community.
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I vices, Dr. .lames C. Stokes, pres
ent pastor of the church, said to-
Cleveland county 4-H club
members collected a total of 36,-
1.36 pounds of rubber scrap re
cently, with- one member, Andrew
Pruett, accounting for 6,0
pounds of the total.
UNION CHURCH TO BE DEDICATED SUNDAY
Aviation liidet Blevins
Here on Visit
Clarence E. Blevins, aviation
cadet in training at Maxwell
Pleid. Alabama, Is here visiting
his parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Blevins, at Hays postoffice. Cadet
Blevins, now In training as a
navigator, expects to receive his
“wings” next spring.
Corporal Roger Wellborn
Corporal Ro.ger Wellborn arri
ved Saturday from Camp Polk,
La. where he is connected with
the' engineer corps, and is now
visiting his father. Mr. G. G. Wel-
f orn, who resides on Wilkesboro
oute two, and his grandfather,
Mr. R. L. Wellborn, In Wilkes
Pvt. Church Writes
Pvt. Roea Church, who Is sta
ged at Fort Cornhiklte, Calif.,
|p3 the following letter: “Just
ivord to say hello to all my
„ad8 in good old Wilkes coun-
and hope you are all well and
lavlog A good time. Keep things
oiling while I’m away. This war
rill be over soon. It oan’t last
ong now because the good old
(Continued on page eight)
Wajme Anderson, .seven-year-
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Her
man .Anderson, of this city, wa.s
severely injiu'cd Friday morn
ing when liit by an automobile
driven by Engene Sebastian on
Highway 268 in the eastern
part of tills city.
.Aeoordlng to reports of in
vestigating officers, the acci
dent was unavoidable on the
part of Mr. Sebastian.
The child, with its mother
and other children, had aligh
ted from a bus wldch stopped
On the sMe of the highway a
•short distance above the Duke
Power company sub-station.
'Pile cliild walked dhead of its
mother around the front
of (he biLs and directly In front
of the pa.sslng automobile
dilven by Mr. Seba.stlan.
Both of Wayne’s legs were
broken and he sustained head
and body injuries.
He was carried immediately
to the Wilkes hospital. IJttle
hope had been held for his re
covery, but reports yesterday
and today Indicate some im
provement In Ills condition and
that he may recover.
The child’s father, who Is
.stationed at Carolina Beach,
arrived Friday night to be with
The program committee is
drafting a program for the asso-
cia ion and the program in full
will be announced later.
the navy department, which re
ported that U. S. subs had sunk
five Japanese ships. Including a
new destroyer, near Japan.
Grand Matron To
Visit 0. E. S. Here
On Thursday evening, July 30. |
at eight o’clock, Mr?. Mary K.
Fleet, of Rocky Mount, W. G. M.
of N. C., 0 E. S„ will make her
official visit to Wilkes Chapter,
This will be devoted entirely to
the Worthy Grand Matron and her
instructions to the chapter. 'The D.
D. G. M. of 10th District, Mrs. Nell
Buchanan, of Minneapolre, N. C.,
is expected to be present with the
Grand Matron. It is hoped that
the Worthy Grand patron, Mr.
Paul Renninger, of Winston-Salem,
will also be present.
A large attendance is expected
to be present to receive the in
structions and to enjoy the social
hour that will follow the meeting.
Marvin Bell Charged With
Speeding and Reckless
Driving In City
Police here in the wee hours
of .Saturday morning determined
ly chased a wild driver, who fi
nally made his escape, at lea.st
Officers said the driver, who
burned gallons of gn.soline and
wore out enough rubber to do
'housands of miles of ordinary
driving, was Marvin Bell, a son
of Claude Bell, who lives several
miles east of Wilke.shoro.
Bell’s wild driving awakened
numerous local residents from
their sleep between one and two
o’clock Saturday morning.
Over the stree’s he drove a
1936 model car with reckless
abandon, endangering his own
is scarce in Sampson life and the lives of any who may
but farm families are have been on the .stree's, obser-
helping one another to get this vers said,
year’s crops harvested, reports' Added to the noise of Bell’s
P. J. Stovall, assistant farm ag- speeding car w-ere .shouts of men
HOW’S THIS FOR A RECORD—
Isom MoGlamery Has
Killed 14 Rattlesnakes
Purlear Citizen Has Killed Seven Rattle
snakes In One Field Near His Home;
Last Killed Friday
The new Union Methodist church building shown here will ^ be dedicated in a
special service Sunday, August 2. Bishop Clare Purcell wi^ be in charge of the ded
ication service in the afternoon. Rev. A. W. Lyacl), former pasitor who launched the
building program, will preach at 11 a. m.
“I am 77 years old and
during my life I have killed
14 rattlesnakes”, says Isom
McGlamery, well known resi
dent of the Stanton commu
nity near Purlear, “and on
Friday I killed the largest
one by aai inch and (me-quar-
ter around. It measured 12
inches around and was only
40 steps from my door. Fifty
yards froim my house I kiUed
a large one on July 4th”.
That is the rattlesnake
killing record of Mr. Mc
Glamery. ‘TJkkie”, a bulldog
owned by a member of his
family, has been responsible
for the death of five of the
rattlesnakes. “Ukkie” discov
ers the rattlers and edntinues
his persistent barking until
someone arrives to finish the
“Ukkie” found the big rat
tler /near Mr. McGlamery’s
house on July 4th. The snake
had partially swallowed a
rabbit which was almost
grown. It was the seventh
one killed in the same fieldt
within the past two summers,
which makes Mr. McGlamery
wonder if rattlesnakes are not
trying to take posaessiwi of
and boys who got out on the
streets to see what the excitement
and noise was about.
Officers were at a loss to un
derstand any reason for such be
havior with an antoraobile.
Local police, aided by Carlyie
Ingle, state highway patrol ser
geant, intermittently chased Bell
over several local streets. Beil
was driving at a terrific rate of
speed and at several places the
streets were heavily marked by
rubber scraped from his tires at
turns and where brakes were ap
two a. m.
A warratfl charging speeding
and reckless driving was drawn
up by local officers.
town some time after
Revival At Goshen
Rev. R. E. Ward, pastor of the
Oak View Methodist church near
High Point, Is assisting the pas
tor, Rev. J. M. Green, In a series
of meetings at Lebanon Methodist
church at Goshen. The revival
will close Jhls week after being
In progress for ten days, wltn
much Interest being taken by the
people of the Goshen community.
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