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VOL. XXXV., No. 39
Publid.e.1 M»d.y. Th.ir~l.y.. NORTH WIUCESBORO, N. C„ THURSDAY, JULY 30,1942
$1.50 In the State — $2.0O Out of State
SWEDEN WALKS TIGHTROPE, BUT IS READY
Moscow. — Premier Josef
Stalih ordered the Red army
to halt its retreat today.
With the Soviet army fall
ing tok before masses of
German tanks and dnfantry
south of Rostov and the naz-
is drawing reinforcements
from other fronts to wedge
the bend of the River Don in
a giant vice, the army news
paper Red Star reported that
St^in had ordered every sol
dier and officer to “stand and
fight to the death”.
“Not one step back,” Red
Star quoted Stalin. “The ex
ecution of this task means
the preservation of our coun
try, the destruction of the
hated enemy and a ^arantee
Red Star reported from the
Bataisk area, 12 or 15 miles
south of Rostov, where the
noon communique had repor
ted new German advances,
that only an excellently orga
nized defense, and an obsti
nate, self-sacrificing struggle'
for every foot of land could
halt the Nazi drive into the
The battle was mounting
in ferocity and the Germans
were constantly throwing in
fresh reserves of tanks and
infantry. Red Star said.
NOW TO AUG. 6th-
TRiAL STILL UNDER WAY—
LEADERS AT SABOTEUR TRIAL
Reeves In Jacksonville
Bernard Reeves, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Reeves, of Wilkes-
boro Route 1, who has been s'a-
tioned at the Naval training sta
tion in Norfolk, Va., ia now sta
tioned at the Naval Air Base In
Meeting of Committee For
Salvage Campaign Called
Pvt. Mathis Home
Pvt. Abram Mathis, who Is
stationed at the Army Air Base
at Smyrna, Tenn., spent the week
end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. G. Mathis, of Wilkesboro.
County Salvage \ Minute Men Flag
Group To Meet
’‘v On August Sixth
Radio Address By Governor
Broughton Will Be Heard
- At TWw-HuiUilwe
Have you noticed the beauti
ful white and blue flag wlUch is
flying just underneath Old Glo
ry at the Wilkes Hosiery Mills
t.’ouipany plant. No, it’s not .a
flag of one of Uncle Sam's Al
lied Nations, bur a “Minute
Men" Sag awarded to the own-
Wilkes county salvage commit
tee will meet at the North Wilkes
boro town hall on Thursday ev
ening, August 6, S p. m.. to
launch Wilkes county's part of an
intensive salvage campaign
throughout the nation.
J. B. SnipesJ. couuly salvage
committee chairman, has called
the meeting at the request of
James B. Volger. executive sec
retary of the state salvage com
mittee. which was contained in
the following telegram.
“Washington has requested
that every county, city and town
in Nitrth Carolina hold a niaa.s
meeting of .salvage comniittee
members, workers and citizens,
(m Tliur^tlay night. ,\ugn.st «,
eiglit o’cUK-k. North Carolina is
callel uj>on for thri-e hundrel
ninety-two million |K>und.s of
scrap metal.s in the next six
months. Your country' netsls
your help. Put everything you
have behiml this meeting. Gov
ernor J. >f. Urouglitoii will
speak at 8:30 on a hookup be
tween (^larlotte and Kaleiglt
Stations. Be sure to have ra
dios where meetings arc to be
Chtiirman hntpes siiid today
tnat he earaestly urges every
member of the salvage committee
to he present and emphasized
that all other citizens Interested
in salvage of scrap metals and
other materUils for war produc
tion are asked to a'tend.
Meanwhile, considerable activ
ity Ip salvage of scrap metals is
already under way in the county
with scrap dealers buying sub
stantial quantities dally.
Mr, Snipes again announced
that persons who have scrap met
als and have no way of taking tt
to dealers may call his office and
he will arrange to have a WPA
truck call for it. The metal.-- will
be weighed and prevailing prices
will be paid.
Is pTBiMeat, for
co-operation in promoting sales
of War Bonds and Stamps,
having 100 per cent of its em
ployes purchasing bonds regu
larly through a pa>TOlI deduc
Over 1,000 Books
Added To Library
During Past Year
Total Circulation For Year
Pfc. Archie Laws Home
Ptc. Archie Laws, of Fort
Jackson, S. C., spent the week
end with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Laws, at Parsonville,
Caudill At Parris Island
Pvt. H. D. Caudill, Jr., of the
United States Marine Crops sta
tioned at Parris Island, S. C., has
written his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. D. Caudill, Sr., of Millers
Creek, that he Is well and getting
along fine, and tell all his friends
Begin Drive In
For China Relief
J. H. Whicker, Chairman,
Appoints Executive Com
mittee For Campaign
Has 3,290 Volumes
To Get More Sugar
Allotment For Institutions
Increased 50 to 75 Per
cent; Industrial 80
Attorney General Brands Biddle. J. Edgar Hoover, FBI chief, and
Jolonel Ristine are shown seated around a table In the courtrooin In
Vashlngton as they listened to the proceedings of the famous sabotem
rial This Is the trial of the eight Nazi saboteurs who were landi^ to
ills country Ly suhm»rtoe
Increased allotments have been
granted industrial and institution
al user.s of sugar, rationing board
officials said here today.
For July and August period j
ttip allotment ’ for institutional 1
users is to be increased from .>H
to 75 per cent of the sugar baise. ;
Industrial u.sers may get SO in-
.stead of 70 per cent of the sugar
Certificates for this increase j
will ■'.« issued by ration hoards
on and after August 15 and may
be secured at the same time a;s
the certificate for the regular al
lotment for the next two month
This news is Iteing issued now-
in order that commercial and in-
stitu'ional sugar consumers may
step up u-se of sugar now in an
ticipation of the inrrease.
GOT BLIND’S FUNDS—
Over 1,000 new books were ad
ded to the Wilkes county public
library during the past year, ac
cording to the annual report
submitted by Miss Lizzette Stone,
The exact number of new vol
umes added was 1,052. These In
clude new books for every de
partment of the library. Recently
many of the latest fiction hooks
were added to rental and free
' The library circulation had a
big increase during the year,
rising to 74,100. These figures
include circulation from the
bookmobile, -w-hich operated for
several weeks from the library
into rural communities.
During the year there was a
total of 2,409 registered bor
This year ended with 3.290
volumes in the library, which
represented a big increase over j
former years. j
The library served 67 schools ,
and 50 public s'ations through '
the library, which is located in
the town hall building here, and
the bookmobile which toured the
ved a letter from her son^ Sgt.
Eustace Williams, who Is In for
eign service with the U. S. Army.
He had reached his destination,
which was not disclosed In the
letter, and was feeling fine. Sgt.
Williams, who enlisted in May,
1941 -was formerly stationed at
Fort .Screven. Ga., and also had
served at Schofield Barracks in
eight were t*
Jones Is Parachutist
Wilkes has one young man in
the parachute troops. He is R-iy
(Buck) Jones, son of Mrs. J. M.
.Tones, of the Lewis Fork com
munity. He Is stationed at Camp
Wheeler in Georgia.
Miller At Camp Lee
Lawrence Miller, former Wilkes
Triple A executive officer who
enlis'ed as a volunteer officer
candidate at Fort Bragg, has beeil
transferred to Camp Lee, Virgin
ia, for his basic training. He
sends greetings to his many
friends in Wilkes.
Rural Carriers Will
Sell Bonds, Stamps
y, Judge Rousseau
Corn Liquor fjot Yet Received
Still Seized OCD Appointment
Is Still At Large
,lr. and Mrs. C. F. Adamson
spending several days In
hmond. Va., where Mr. Adam-
attended Thursday the coa-
>ace on Pay Roll Savings for
r Bonds, held under the direc-
1 of the Treasury Departmen;,
the John Marshall Hotel.
>n Fridey Mr. Adamson will
, attend the regional Ta.x
iference under sponsorship of
Virginia Manufacturers A.s-
iatlon and the National Asso-
lon of Manufacturers.
Ir. Adamson is office manager
«riikes Hosiery Mills company.
The meanest thief or thieve.s
probably has not left Wilke.s
county, according to members
of (he local IJons Club.
Tale last night or early this
morning unknown party or par-
tie,s stole the che-ivingr gum
vendinj^ nw-'hine located on
Main street in front of the Al
len Theatre, which contained
between six and seven dollars.
This was money that was be
ing K.'i,sed by (he I.ion’s C'ub
for caiTyiixg on its aid to the
blind. The thief or thieve.s un
screwed the vending machine
from Its stand, leaving the lat
ter on th^ sidewalk.
This is not the first time that
the “meanest thief" has pil
fered the Lions dub vending
machines, there being other
recent thefte of similar nature.
New Building Will Be Dedi
cated By Bishop Purcell
In Service Sunday
Union Me'hodist church,
which Is to be dedicated Sun
day afternoon by Bishop Clare
Purcell, has been an effective re
ligious organization in Wilkes
county for many years. The earli
est records reveal that the con-
grega’ion first convened in a log
cabin, which wss also used as
a school building, located several
hundred yards from the present
site of the church. In 1875. with
a Rev. Mr. Smith the circuit rider,
a parcel of Jand was secured as
a gift frr .n the Hackett family,
and an ‘‘arbor” building was
constructed, having a substantial
shingle root, but with the sides
open to the wea'her. In the course
of several years the church was
enclosed and completed In all
This building served the con
gregation until 1938, when, un
der the leadership of the pastor,
Rev. A. W. Lynch, a substantial
brick structure was begun. Dur
ing the pastorates of Dr. W. J.
(Continued on page four)
M. F. Bumgarner, postmaster
at Wilkesboro, has called atten
tion to an additional service be
ing rendered patrons by the two
rural carriers from that office.
The carriers have with them on
their daily trips a supply of war
stamps and have application
blanks for purchase of war bonds.
This means that patrons can
purchase war bonds and stamps
wi'hout a trip to town.
Arrangement.s for making
w»m whiskey at an. old time
still were dLsrupted by federal
alcohol tax unit agents Wed
Six officers swooped down on
an 80-gallon still In Somer.s
town.ship and found 1,300 gal
lons of pure com mash. The
operators had Just started the
still and had turned out only
ten gallons of li(|uor when the
raid was made.
Tlie officers arresttsl Jolin
I*reston Weatherman, Jr., at
Mie still. He filled bond for ap-
jtearance in federal court fol
lowing a liearing held before
■I. W. Dula, United Stales com-
mLs.sioiier, in Wilkesboro.
Officers making the .seizure
were Roy Ree.se, C. S. Pelts,
H. H. Botson, J. S. Cabc, Rob
ert Gambill and Leon Poore.
The frequency of reques's for
infofmation concerning fall pas
tures from Harnett county far
mers Indicates a growing realiza
tion of the necessity for an eco
nomical feeding program.
W. H. McElwee Civilian De
fense Chairman Until
Judge Julius A. Rousseau said
today he liad not received an ap-1
pointment as civilian defense j
chairman for Wilkes county and
that Attorney W. H. McEIweo is ^^.*1'’'®’
J. H. Whicker, Sr., well known
local attorney, has been appoin
ted United China Relief chair
man for Wilkes county.
The quota for the county
ha« been set at $500. Mr. Whick
er said today that plans a-e to
raise the quota by August 6,
The United China Relief moTO-
ment has the support of all Am
ericans who appreciate the way
the Chinese people have resisted
aggression by the Japanese for
the past five years and the tre
mendous help the nation is giv
ing the cause of the Allied na
tions. In a letter to Paul G. Huff
man national chairman of the
organization, President Roose
velt said; "Famine, pestilence
and exposure have taken and are
taking a terrible toll of a people
who prefer death to slavery. Chi
na has paid in blood, tears end
treasure as high a price as a peo
ple can possibly pay for the free
dom In which it,b«Ilevee.i’ .
perateiy needed medfclne for tfcs ^ ^
sick end wounded, clothing for
victims of exposure, food and
! shelter for children whose fath-
! era have been lost in the war.
I Mr. Whicker has appointed tho
following executive committee:
J. B. Williams, vice-chairman.
W. D. Halfacre, treasurer, R. G.
Finley, C. F. Adamson. A. B.
Johnston, J. R. HIx, K. E. Eller,
P. W. Eshelman. J. B Carter,
Paul Oshome. Dudley liill^ John
Prevette. Joe Pearson^ C. O. Mc-
Niel, C. B. Eller, John E. Jns-
tice, Henry Moore, ,Boyd Stout,
Bryan Gllreath. Paul S. Cragan,
Wm. T. Long, C. E. Jenkins. W.
F. Gaddy, F. D. Forester. E. F.
Gardner, A. F. Kilby, Wm. H.
Duhling, S, V. Tomlinson, Robert
IN CITY SCHOOLS-^
still serving in that capaci'y.
A telegram from Ben Dcugle.s,
state director of civilian defense,
to Tlie Journal-Patriot Sa urday
said Governor Broughton was ap
pointing ■ Judge Rousseau as
chairman of the Wilkes Civilian
A telegram this week from
Douglas said that notice of Judge
Rousseau’s appointment had been
held up a few days due to a death
in the family (Mrs. Lila Rous
seau, Judge Rousseau’s mother
died last w'eek.) ’ • r» _
It is expected that Judge Rous-1 Teacher, Resigns Because
Dwight Nichols and
Contributions will he
for United China Relief
one of the above named
One Is Employed
’i M iss Louise Younce, Music
seau will receive his appointment
in a few days. Meanwhile. Mr.
McElwee will serve as civilian
defense chairman until Judge
Rousseau takes over the duties
as chairman, at which time an
nouncement w'ill be made.
WHILE VISITING RELATIVES IN WILKESBORO
Eight-Year-Old Girl Tens
How Japs Ruined Mctilc
Little Miss Diana Coxhead, who is vis
iting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. H. Corum, in Wilkesboro, vividly re-
memhers Sunday, December 7, 1941.
She remembers that date because she
was living in Honolulu when that town
ind nearby Pearl Harbor were attacked by
The girl, age 8, is a daughter of Boat
swain Victor Coxhead, who is in the navy
ind is stationed at Pearl Harbor, and Mrs.
Cloxhead, who is now working m an air
craft plant in Nashville, Tennessee.
The family were making their home in
Honolulu on December 7, as they had for
Diana blames the Japs for disrupi^g
her plans on Sunday, December 7. Tl»e
family had planned a picnic for that date.
Instead, “we ate the chicken in the
house”, Diana said, “and we had 21 others
in the house with us.” The extras
refugees from parts of the town struck hi;
Of Mother’s Health
Miss Ij)uise 1'oiince. public
school music teacher in North
Wilkesboro schools, hrn resigned.
Her letter of resigna ion .stat
ed that .she would have to be at
home because of ill health of her
mother. Their home is at Spen
cer. Miss Younce had a good rec
ord as a member of the faculty
here last year.
One Teacher Employed
Miss Myrtle 'Tuttle, of Walnut
Cove, has been employea as a
grammar grade tercher here.
Miss Tuttle, a graduate of Wom
ans College of the University of
North Carolina, Greensboro, did
graduate work at the University
bombs. . .
“Searchlights and anti-aircraft guns
woke me up,” Diana said, “They sounded
like big firecrackers.” ..... u
■Diana’s mother recently visited her
sister, Mrs. Corum, in Wilkesboro and left
Diana for an extended visit, which Diana
said she had enjoyed very much.
She will return to Nashville, Tenn.,
the latter part of this week to join her
mother. Mr. and Mrs. Corum will also go
back to Nashville after being here for four
months, during which time Mr. Corum has
been instructor in the aircraft sh^t inetal
and riveting courses at North Wilkesboro
of Chape' Hill and
-.years has been a member of
Griffith school faculty in Forsyth
Joe E. Johnson’s
Joe E. Johnson yesterday re
ceived a message that his mother,
Mrs. M. E. Johnson, of Pinevillo,
was dead. Funeral service 'was
held today at Hopewell, S. C.
Mrs. Johnson was 86 years ot
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