Pfc. Archie McNeill Home
Pfc. Archie McNellT, of Port
McClellan, Ala., has arrived to
spend a nine-day fnrloujgh with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus
McNeill, In thla city.
Pvt. Rester Blackburn Is
Home on Furlough
Pvt. Rester Blackburn, ofDren
Field, Florida, arrived Friday on ^
a ten-day furlough, which he Is,
spending with relatives and ■
friends at Hays and In North
Wllkesboto. Pvt. Blackburn has
been in training in signal corps
work rt Atlanta. Ga.
Pvt Russell At Ft Myers
Pvt. Ronda W. Russell, who
has been in the service four
months and ho.s been stationed
In Mississippi. Louisiana and
Florida, is now at Fort Myers.
Florida. He writes home. "Send
me The Journal-Patriot”.
Corporal Arthur Nichols
Corporal Arthur Nichols, who
was stationed with the marine
corps at New River. N. C.. was
transferred a few months ago to
the west coest and Is now be
lieved to be In service some
where In the Pacific. He is a son
of Mrs. Gordon Nichols, of Pur-
Pvt Ivan Absher In
Pvt.‘ Ivan Absher, who enlisted
in the TJ. S. Marine corps last
w»*k a.t Oklahoma City, has been
„jnt to the Marine base at San
IMego, California, for training.
)R’s Chiei of Staff f |y0 Steelmans
Service In Navy
They Are Charlie, George,
John, H. A., and Bill
Steelman, of Oakwoods
Bear Adm. wniiam D. Ledhy, pio
fared at his desk at the state de
partment in Washington, as be as-
somed his dnties as President
Roosevelt’s chief of staff. Leahy, In
his new capacity, is res^-nsible only
to the President,
.Five brothers of a Wilkes
county family have served a
total of 117 years in the U.S.
Navy and are still going
This is believed to be a na
tional record for one family.
The brothers, their present
stations, and number of years
in the navy are as follows:
Charlie Steehnan, Atlanta,
Ga, 32 years.
Gijorge Steelman, Seattle,
Washington, 27 years.
John Steelman, Lakehurst,
N. J., 21 years.
H. A. Steelman. Norfolk,
Va., 19 years.
Bill Steelman, San Diego,
Calif., 18 years.
Th-jv are sons of the late
Mr, and Mrs. W. B. Steelman,
who died only a few years
nffo. They were reared on a
farm in the Oakwoods com
munity near Wilkesboro.
Emblem Of Honor AmocU-
tion Of America Pin la
Pceaent^ By Mayor
Mrs, Tv H. Settle on Stan-
day afternoon was presrated
with a liaratiftd 4-star gold
eagle emblem for having four
soils in the U. S. Navy.
I The 'emblem, furnished by
I Ehnblem of Honor Associa- j
tion of America, was presen-
I ted to Mrs. Settle at her home
[north of this city Sunday af-
I temoon. three o’clock, by
jh^or R. T. McNiel.
DR. JAMBS C. STOKES
Large congregations heard Dr.
James C. Stokes at both the morn
ing and evenings services at the
Wilkesboro Methodist church yes
terday. They were the last ser
mons delivered by Dr. Stokes be-
[rs. Settle’s sons in the na
vy are Roy Emest'Herman
Settle, Robert Davis Settle,
Albert Conrad Settle and
Culos Marion Settle. The four
brothers- have excellent rec
ords in the service.
.V, ................ Mr. C. C. Hayes has purchased.
They were the last ser- ‘si* purebred Jersey heifers from
J. M. German & Son. The heifers
on Mr. Hayes’
fore his departure to soon take up j he- placed
(Continued on page five) farm near Purlear.
Home Has Worries
Air five Steelmans have
excellent records in the navy K^eeper Of County
and have advanced far in __ __ ...
H. A. Steelman, here this
week with his wife and son,
wears the coveted “E” for ex
cellence and he has iust re
ceived promotion to the rank
of chief machinist mate.
The Steelmans enjoy their
September to Be
‘Salute To Our
h« iavy recehtlyT Tiag^Juif Com
pleted his “hoof’ training at
Norfolk, Va., and is enjoying a
Rationing Board officials
announced today that war
S. M. Shumate, keeper of the
county home, has additional wor
Mack Gantt end EstU Miller,
who once stole all the meat from
the county home smoke house,
12 moilth^ at the county home
IMOrfOili. va., ^
furlough at the home of his par-1 ration stamp number 8 may
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stone, of i now be used for the purchase
. I if\f nvrA C.linPOl*
1 of five pounds of sugar.
The stamp became valid
1 fir Al^litp TtAiiu imvn iiiw mg: acivivg;.
August 23 and may be used the dean of the five veterans,
at any time in the ensuing "" ‘ ’
ten-weeks period for the pui~
cha.se of five pounds, which
is the same rate of one-half
pound per week for each per-
North Wilkesboro ron‘e
Pv*. K-'e Haves In
San Diego, Cal.
Pvt. Kvle Have.s. who enlisted in
the Marine Corns last week at Ok
lahoma City, Okla., has been sent
to the Marine Base at San Diego.
California, according to a message |SOn.
received by Mrs. Hayes. Prior to Atten ion was called
his enlirtment. Pvt. Haves was a fact tody that no
Si knov.-n attornev here. has received as much as eight
pounds of sugar tor canning
->1 To Maw 'need ap,-ly for additional can-
Glenn Marlowe In Navy
of Mr Wilkes county has already ex-
Glenr. L. Marlow, son of Mr. average
and Mrs, D. W. Marlowe, of Nor. I ^gq^g3tgd I/v rationing adminis-
Wilkesboro route three, was on .
F S S Yorktown when B, j
^^lle L. ». . in the It wa.s also announced today
"sustained bombing ettackfl in the eligibles in
Pacific. Barents Wilkes county for the grade 2
out injury writes^hls : p3,.,g„ggr ,ires. The county had
that he Is " L ouota of ten tires of that grade.
Pvt Fravier In California . _ „ lU*i.L
Pvt. Hayden Frazier, formerly | yj M W|i-U
of Pores Knob, is now stationed'iJaVb ITl C 11 TT UU
with air forces In California.
Colored Youth In Navy
Great T>ak?s. 111.. Aug. 20.—
William Thomas Harris fcolored 1
19, son of Mr. and Mrs. WUliam
T. Harrifi. Sr.. Wilkesboro, N^C.. j Evanston. HI.—Major General
entered training here at the F. S. p Hershey, national selec-
VNaval Training Station this week service director,
as an apprentice seaman, under g^vised men wi h
the Navy’s recently inaugurated
-I the axis.
Charlie Steelman, who had farm,
retired from active service] Now Mr. Shumate must_^not on-
!*nd was an alcohol tax un|t|ly watch the two prisoners, hut
investigator assigned to this, the m^t supply as well,
territory, was recently called] V
back into ^e_ sepice. He is Special Meeting
H."A.“and”‘BiH Steelman, with Order Eastern Star
only 19 and 18 years seiwice xj,ere will be a special meeting
to their credit, are just re-
rruits in the eyes of their. ' , „ ^ ™
brothers der of the Eastern Star, on Thurs-
' ■y day night, Augpist 27. The worthy
D 1 r'Cl*. 1 matron asks every member to be
Kevival UOing Un p^-g^g^^ important tms-
— ^ preseni as sne nas iinjiuiuttiib
At \VoodlaWn House >ness to discuss with the chapter.
(There will also be a special mect-
Revival services ore in progre;5s Friday night, August 28.
at Woodlawn community house
I for the official visit of the dis-
I trict deputy grand matron. All
this week with services each ev-^ ^e present
ening being conducted by pastors^to welcome her at this time, the
of the First Baptist, Presbyterian announcement by Mrs. Susie Wil-
and Methodist churches here. All liams, W. M., and Mrs. Willie
are invited to the services.
' Felts, secretary, said.
To Be Called Soon
men win dependent
vuc - - wives only to "begin making ar-
program for enlisting men of e rangements now’’ to enter the
Negro race. ?rmy.
He Is now undergoing an nten- | that the “end Is In
give training course In naval p °-|g,gjjt-' j>f the availeble supply of
cedure before single men for military duty, the
tlve duty either with the . ^jjgggtpj. that reclassification
fleet at sea or at a naval snore niarrled men would start
station. I "probably In October and certaln-
n A ^ ly Christmas.’’
Aug ' "When the supply of single men
Randolph is gone In the next few months.’’
23.-Another he said, "we must dip Into the
group of po ent » group of men with wives and
ir, Ik'er, "rClb C.S'..cond.r, G.p.r.l
porlrf t, the '3“*/"'"'„d Children.
a" r ..S Erprenelh, h„ «... .1 . pren.
Members of thla latest basic
Class (Uncle Sam turns t.hem out
with clock rlH«?***Beniamln T’n'versity camnns. the director
Slade /vnt^ that the number of able-bod-
Industry must be drss-
From our beloved state and all its cities have gone
thousands of our young men and women into the armed
services of our nation at war. They are now facing and
suffering death so that we may continue to live in the
American way. Or they are training for that supreme
test. They are meeting America’s great crisis.
Now is the time for us, who must stay at home, to
send forth a roaring cheer of encouragement to our
fighting forces, wherever they may be. Now is the time
to let them know we have faith in them and place our
very lives in their hands and that we stand ready to help
all we can on the home-front.
THEREFORE, I consider it fitting and urgent that
we all join in a demonstration of faith, and courage—a
Salute To Our Heroes! At 11 a. m. on November 11—
Armistice Day—we come to attention Md pay reverent
tribute to our honored dead. I propose and hereby pro
claim that at 9 o’clock, on the night of Tuesday, Sep
tember 1st, we all come t© attention and give three
rousing cheers for our fighting Americans. Instead of
blowing taps, let “reveille” smd “charge” ring, out! In
stead of a dim-out, let there be a. one-minute “light-up”
of the American soirit!
In Sale Of War
Street “Stamp Stomp”, Or-
.. chestras, Militfury Com- ^
pany Visit Planned
conference and In an address be
fore the National Institute for
* Commercial and 'Trade Organiza
tion Exeevitives on Northwestern
Itot M. ^ndolph. > for whom
ifldblph PleH was named; flf-
a H AVree West Point students who
anter the second phase of
nnirtr aeilal education prior to
return to the U. S. Military
Aea4eBi7 this fall.
, of coh^^o*
(Coathioed on page f*v#;
tlcally reduced In the very near'
“In the past selective service
has protected vital industries...
But from here on, when the army
needs the men, there will be no
watting until he is replaced,” he
of the American spirit!
WHEREAS, ^ptember has been designated as
“Salute To Our Heroes” month in the Treasury’s bil-
lion-dollar war bond and stamp drive, it is proper that
we arrange our home-front “salute” on September 1, at
9:00 P. M.
I call upon every man, woman and child, no matter
where he or she may be or what they may be doing—-to
come to attention at 9:00 P. M. Septem^r 1 and give
three rousing cheers to salute our fighting forces. I
urge that these demonstrations be organixed and given
proper patriotic leadership and take place in theatres,
on the streets, in radio stations, everywhere. I am hop
ing that short wave radio may carry our chc«rs to the
very front lines.
And, during September, let all of us “Buy A Bond
To Honor Every Mother’s Son (and Daughter) in Ser
September has be^n des
ignated as “Salute To Our
Heroes Month” in the na
tion’s billion dollar per
month sale of war bonds
The film industry has
been asked to lead this
“Salute To Our Heroes
campaign for the month of
North Wilkesboro s two
excellei^t theatres — the
Liberty theatre and the
Allen theatre — and their
managers and personnel
are already making plans
to lead Wilke.s county s
part in this patriotic move
ment. , ,
Both theatre.'! here will have a
supnly of "ipecial cards to be giv
en to persons why buy bonds dur
The card is designed tor mailing
to some man in the service, and
bears this inscription:
‘Tve ju.st bought a war bond
and was thinking of you when I
did it. Our job back home is to
buv bonds that buy the tools foi
victory. That’s the least we can
do to'be worthy of what you are
A proclamation by Mayor R. T.
McNiel, which appears elsewhere
in this newspaper, officially des
ignates September as “Salute To
Our Heroes” month, and fixes
September 1, 9 P. M., as the time
for a home front salute. Every
person is asked to come to atten
tion at that time and i?ive three
cheers for our fighting forces.
Variou* features of en
tertainment are being
T,ianned for beginning of
“Salute To Our Herotes
month here next Tuesday
night. September 1st.
A big street dance with
two ' orchestras, perfor
mance by The Tennessee
Ramblers and a visit of a
military company from an
army camp in the state are
planned. Further details
will be announced lat^-
In September the call is Buy a
bond for every mother’s son (and
daughter) in the service.”
Newspapers, iperchants, eveiy
business house and evew organi
zation are asked to support the
bond sale movement- in every way
\V. A. (Lon) McNiel, promin
ent businees man here and a
leader in the Democratic party
for several .vears, was eiected
chairman of the Wilkes Conn-
ty Democratic Executive Com
mittee in meeting Saturday af-
W. A. ^Lon) McNiel
ceeda J. R. Rousaenii. Xa
Chairman of the Flurijr
Bell Appeals On
$75 Fine and Cost
in Court Today
W. A. (Lon) McNieL for
several years a leadmr m
the Democratic party in
Wilkes county, on Satmr*
dtay^ afternoon was elMted
chairman ^ of the ^ Wi&e«
Mr. McNiel succeed* J.
R. Rousseau, chairman for
the past several years-and
who tendered his resigna
C. O. McNiel, nho has served
the party as secretary of the ex
ecutive committee for a similar
period of time, resigned but the va
cancy was not filled at the meet
ing Saturday. Miss Zolle Harris
was re-elected vice chairman.
Chairman McNiel said following
the meeting of the committee that
the Democratic party will
wage a most active campaign in
Wilkes this fall and that the cam
paign will begin on September 1.
He is the Democratic nominee for
Faces Tw© Charges For
Speeding And Reckless
Driving Here Recently
Marvin Bell, who is al-
‘ leged to have created
much excitement in the
w^e hours of mo-v’-ig he-e
a few weeks ago by reck
less driving on North
Wilkesboro’s streets, was
tried in city court here to
day and he apnealed from
a judgment of guilty and
fine of $75 and costs as
sessed by Mayor R. T. Mc
He was also given a four
months rood sentence and the
court recommended his driving
license he immediately revoked.
Bell, is alleged to have driven
over the streets here at a high rate
of spoed at several intervals, dur
ing which officers were unable to
apnrp’ end him.
A! the close of his trial here to
day, Bell was served with a war
rant charging speeding and reck
less driving outside of the cor
the 24th district, which is com
posed of Wilkes, Yadkin and Davie
The meeting Saturday was call
ed for the purpose of perfecting
the organization of the executive
committee, which was postponed
at the time of the county conven
tion. At the meeting here Chair
man Rousseau and Secretary .Mc
Niel tehdered their resignations.
In County Urged
John E. Justice Investigates
Possibility of Operating
A Drying Plant
Carl E. VanDenian, re-
■search 'ipeciali.st itt charge of
the apple laboratory on the
Brushies, .said today that the
demand for dried apple.s will
be great this year and ui-ged
that all apple growers dry-
apples which they cannot sell
Meanwhile, .John E. .Tustice.
of Oak Frimiture companv,
is investigating the nossibili-
less UIlVIll.*^ v-.A- -- - .V-. a-. V
norate limits of North jWilkesboro. ty of converting the compa*
He is scheduled to be tried on that ny’s lumber dry kiln into a
charge' before J. C. McDiarmid, dehydrating plant to dry ap-
ju.stice of the peace, next Monday, pies.
> V I How-ever. if that project goes
4-H Club Youth j through, it will be « few weeks
_ I before the kiln can be changed
Grows 10 Stock 1 over and many apples are now
MnnfRe fo'' dr.ving.
“ O IVlOnins j jg parnestly urged that the
.apples availeble now ond which
are not marketed be sun dried
and thus saved for food for fu-
' ture use.
The government ie buying all
I apples dried in dehydra'ing plant
for use by the armed forces and
Bfayor of North Wilk®*horo, N. C.
Board Of Stewards
Will Meet Tuesday
An Important meeting of the
board ' Of ^stewards of the North
WilkeelRH’o Methodtat ehwreh vjtj}
held*' at the chnrth hot
Toeiday evening, Mrem'o’laoclbr
.Tack Caudill, pre.sldent of
the Millers Creek 4-H club aivd
president of the 4-H council in
the county, has done exceeding
ly well with Ills stock beet
As evidence of success with
stock beets. Jack here Satur
day was showing a ten-pound
beet which grew In three
months. It was 2B Inches long,
not counting the beet tops.
Jack has two rows of the beets,
and many of them are more
than seven and eight pounds
eacli. Jack Is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. D. Caudill, of Millers
for Iend-le>ase. However, it is ex
pected that the sun-dried apples
market will be much better than
In former years.
Last year local dealers purch
ased 500,000 pounds of dried ap
] Messrs. E. R. Cusham. J. B.
Gaither, S. A. Campbell, and P.R.
Hilts, of Hickory, attended the
truck conservation meeting at the
Gaddy Motor Company building
Pay Taxes And
Save Sale Cost
People of WUkos coonty who
have not paid their taxes for
the year IMl riioald pay now
and save further cort*.
, Real estate on which taxes
for 1941 have not been paid Is
now being advertised and the
land will be sold for taxes on
Mondair, SepteoAer 7, by the
sheriff aa required by l»w«
(he date of sale the omd
and iMd me certffl-
cate wfll be added to Ihe am--
onnt of the taxes.
By paying now, those who**
lan& are bring advertised wRl
save the extra oteta'and prevent
sale of thrir respective land*
Attentton la also ^ed to the
that gpriilriiee and levy
lirooeedlj^w will be taka*
agaiaat thoM who have no real
eatete and who h*.ve not void
thrir poll and personal
doe ttie eoooly.