Einsira Spainhour Soon
To Com^te Course
BEnsUga Jack Bpaisfc«ur, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sttainhour, of
thla city, will complete Ids naval
officers training course In three
more weeks at Northwestern Uni
versity, Bvanston, Illinois.
Seaman Stone Returns
To Norfolk, Va.
Apprentice Seaman Claude
Stone, 18, isturned to his post
of duty at Norfolk. Va., Friday,
following a week’s visit herewith
his parents, Mr. and Mrs.-OLee
Stone. Seaman Stone expects to
be assigned to ship foi’ sea duty
upon his return to Norfolk.
Hubert Winkler Joins
Mrs. J. E. Winkler, who re
sides on North Wllkesboro route
three, received a- message
from her son. Hubert (Dock)
Winkler, stating that he has
Joined the United States Navy.
Hubert has been working on a
war job at Newport News, Va. He
will report today at the Great
Lakes Naval Station in Illinois.
Harley Watts Joins
Navy at Washington
John Harley Watts, son of Mr.
W. Dotson Watts, of Boomer, has
Joined the Navy at Washington,
D. C. He has the rank of flrst-class
Apprentice Seaman Hendren
Returns To Post
Apprentice S.eaman Clarence
James Hendren, IS, who is sta
tioned at Norfolk, Va., returned
Friday to his post of duty after
spending a week with his parents,
Mr. and Mr». Cljdwnce Hendren,
Seaman Hendren will be transfer
red to Jacksonville, Fla., where
he will attend the aviation radio
Donald Story Soon To
.Aviation Student Donald D. j
Story of Wilkesboro, graduated
this week from Mintcr Field, -Ar-1
my Basic Flying school near,
Bakersfield, California. i
He has successfully completed:
his basic flying training and now j
enters .Advance School, the final ,
phase in the rigorous course of in-;
■struction pre.scribed by the Army
Air Force for it.s flying officers.
Upon completion of his training
he will be awarded the silver wings
of a lieutenant in .America’s migh-
tv aerial armada.
Pfc. Anderson Home
Pfc. William G. .Anderson has
returned to his post of duty at
New River Training Center near
Jacksonville, N. C., after spending
a few days with his father, Mr. W.
S. .Anderson, in Wilkesbor'-. F*yt.
Anderson is getting along fine in
First Lieutenant Charles
B. Harris Home
First Lieutenant Charles Bristol i
Harris has returned to Fort Mon- |
roe, Va., where he is an instructor:
in the coast artillery school, after.
a short visit with his father, Mr. ^
W. E. Harris, and s' -ters in [
Wilkesboro. Lieutenant Har~is j
has been in the army for 18 years. |
Mrs. Harris accompanied him on.
his visit home. i
And Street Dan^ IPuesdaf’
BROTHERS IN THE SERVICE
.Aviation Student Jair.es R. Holder and Technician Sergeant Claude
G. Holder, sons of Wi.iam M. Holder, of Hays, are advancing rap
idly in rank in the army. At left is Aviation Student James R. Hol
der who has reported at the Lubbock Army Flying School, Lubbock,
Texas, for the final lap'of the training which is preparing hitn to be
a Flying Sergeant. At the large Lubbock twin-engine school, com
manded by Col. Thomas L. Gilbert, Holder will complete the tram-
ing he began in March at Muskogee, Oklahoma, and continued at
Brady, Texas. Upon his graduation he will be commissioned as a
Staff Sergeant and assigned to active duty with an Air Force unit.
He enlisted in the Air Force on March 18, 1940. At right is Tech
nician Sgt. Claude R. Holder, who has recently been promoted^ to
his present rank in the army. Before entering the army, Sgt. Hol
der was connected with the Oak Furniture Co., at North Wilkesboro.
He is now stationed at Fort Bragg-
On behalf of the people of North Wilkesboro and
nearby communities, The Journal-Patriot extends to
the officers and men of Batte^ F, 22Sth Field Ar
tillery, a cordial welcome to North Wilkesboro.
We extend cordial greetings to Captain Wm. H.
Carton, in command of the battery, to the 203rd
Field Artillery regimental band, and to every officer
and enlisted man in the entire contingent here to help
usher in “Salute To Our Heroes” month in the bond
With sincerest wishes that your stay may, be pleas
ant, we welcome you, who are representative of our
fighting heroes on many fronts and others who
are to fight in the great struggle for freedom, to our
city and community.
And may your visit here inspire each and every one
to do their utmost to perform every duty on the horno
front, and especially to buy war bonds and stamps in
order that you, and the others with the allied cause
throughout the world, may have the m«|terials neces
sary to win a complete victory at the earliest possible
Ladies Will SelI|SnakeS In
Bonds and Stamps
Woman’s Club Will Have
Lady Bond and Stamp
Sales Force On Streets
Pvt. Duncan Returns
Pvt. Roy C. Duncan returned to
day to Camp Livingston, La., after
spending ten days furlough at
home. He is a son of Perry Dun
can, of Traphill.
vt. Cameron H. Hayes
At Camp Croft_
t. Cameron H. Hayes, who
inducted into the service on
21, is now stationed at Camp
t, S. C.
>vt. Brookshine Visits
t. Cleirt R. Brookshine, who is
med at Augusta, Ga.. spent
reek-end with his parents, Mr.
Mrs. D. J. Brookshire, of
ii /Wilkesboro route three.
rt. Wallace Transferred
i. James S. Wallace, son of
J. C. Wallace, of Pores Knob,
b^n transferred from Phlla-
ila where he has been for
past year, to Norfolk, Va.
North Wilkesboro Woman’s,
club has volunteeered thei
services of several of its^
members to sell war bonds |
and stamps during the time
of the big military parade;
and other events here Tues
day afternoon and night, J.;
R. Hbt. war bond chairman'
for WiHies said today.
Mr. Hli said he expected the]
event Tuei;diay beginning "Salute
To Our Heroes” month to be a big
impetus In the sale of war bonds
and stamps. !
Today he expressed the opin-!
ion that the quota for August j
may be reached end that sales j
will Increase materially In Sep
Employes of the Bank of North
Wilkesboro and the Northwestern
Bank, both of which are bond Is
suing agents, may also help In'
the s^le of bonds Tuesday, Mr.
-A rat trap at tlio home of
Clyde Watkins at Hays lias
cauglit two snakes, one a cop
perhead which may have bitten
Mrs. Watkins several days ago.
The trap set for rats caught
a blacksnake. Mr. Watkins then
decided that the trap could
catch the poisonous snake which
had bitten Mrs. Watkins on. the
arm and had caused her so
much pain several days before.
He s>et the trap near the place
where Mrs. Watkins was when
she was bitten, and sure enongh
It caught a copperhead snake
about three feet in length.
Anderson in City
Mrs. Stacey Alexander has re
turned to her home in Wilkesboro
after spending the week-end at
Roaring River with her mother.
Mrs. F. L. Parks, and Mr. Parks.
Lt. Oommander Paul R. Ander
son, who is now stationed in the
Navy department In Washington,
D. C., spent Thursday and Friday
here with his brother, Mr. James
M. Anderson, and the remainder
of the week with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George R. Anderson, In
Sta’esville. Lt. Commander An
derson formerly served on the U.
S. S. Lexington, and was actively
engaged In the search for Amelia
Earhart, famous flyer who was
lost at eea. a few years ago. He
has been In Wasblr.gton, D. 0.,
for the peai year.
R^[imental Band^ FIdd Actillery
Battery With Eqiopment WiB
Parade Here Tuesday, 4 O’CIock
A military parade and street “stamp a stomp” will
be two of the headlining attractions for Tuesday, Sep
tember 1, here when the “Salute To Our Heroes” month
in the war bond selling campaign is ushered in.
The parade will be featured by a battery of field ar
tillery from Fort Bragg, largest of the army camps, and
its purpose will be to impress upon the people the rea
son why bonds must be purchased in large quantities.
ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE
Ivan D. Anderson, Liberty Theatre manager who is
handling arrangements for the event here, secured the
military battery Thursday afternoon in a telephone
conversation with officers at Fort Bragg.
Commanding General Kennedy at Fort Bragg order
ed a major in the 228th field artillery to call Mr. An
derson and inform him that a battery with full equip
ment would be sent to North Will^esboro to lead the pa
rade f-nd to cooperate in every way practical in the
event launching the bond drive.
On Friday, Captain Wm. H. Garton, who is in
command of the battery, came to North Wilkesboro and
made arrangements for the parade and for accommo
dations for the men of his battery while here.
Time of the parade will be four o’clock, instead of
two o’clock, as was first announced here. The change
will enable a greater number of people to view the pa
R. L. DOUGHTON TO SPEAK
Representative R. L. Doughton, chairman of the Ways
and Means committee in congress, will deliver a brief
address in front of the town hall as the parade stops on
its way back to the Fairgrounds.
195 MEN FROM FT. BRAGG HERE
The contingent, consisting of 195 men, arrived
in North Wilkesboro Sunday evening and set up
tempornry on the fairgrounds. Plans are to begin
the retumitrip to Fort Brdg#’W»&»sday iteiimtog. *
Many people of Wilkes and adjoinir.g counties, who
are expect^ here for the event, will no doubt have their
first opportunity to "iew some of the hea^ equipment
of Uncle Sam’s fast growing army, and will be able to
understand why it takes money, and plenty of it, to pros
ecute the war against the axis.
HEAVY GUNS INCLUDED
The battery has four 155 howitzers, which can fire
a 96-pound shell accurately for a distance of about sev
en miles; a number of the famous 37 mm guns, four
Browning automatic machine guns and 114 rifles. It is
interesting to note that Captain Garton’s men can load
and fire the big 155 mm howitzers In eight to 12 sec
The rolling equipment of the battery includes four
officers’ cars, three jeeps, three command cars, two 2)4-
ton trucks, five 4-ton trucks, and three weapon carriers.
The company has its own kitchen facilities.
REGIMENTAL BAND IN PARADE
Leading the parade will be the color guard of Wilkes
post of the American Legion, followed by the 203rd Ar
tillery Regimental Band, which is composed of 28 men
and will be one of the most colorful bands ever to visit
North Wilkesboro; the men and equipment of Battery F
of the 228th Field Artillery; the local State Guard com
pany and Boy Scouts of the Wilkesboros.
ORDER OF THE PARADE
The parade will form at the fairgrounds, and before
coming into the business district of ithe city will go by
the Wilkes Hosiery Mills, which recently was awarded
the Minute Men flag insignia for having their 700 em
ployees 100 per cent in bmid buying and with an aver
age of over ten per cent of the total payroll. From the
Wilkes Hosiery Mills the parade will go to Ae inter
section of Sixth and B streets, on by B street to Tenth
street, on Tenth street to C, on C to Ninth, on Ninth to
B and return eastward on B street, pausing in front of
he town hall for a brief address by' Representative
ASKS LEGION TO ASSEMBLE
A. F. Kilby, commander of the Wilkes post of the
American Legion, is asking that Legion members as
semble at the fairgrounds Tuesday aftemom, 3:45.
GALA EVENT TUESDAY NIGHT
The gala night event for Tuesday will be the “Stamp
Stomp” on a part of Main street from the town hall
west to Gordon X venue. The Tennessee Rambler^ wide
ly known radio entertainers from station WBT, ^ will
furnish music for the square dancing and Bill
chestra will furnish music for other dances. Admission
will be by purchase of war stamps.
In addition to the dances, the Tennessee Ramblers
will provide entertainment by playing in fr^t of Liber-^
ty Theatre at intervals durmg the Tueway. ,
. SOLDIERS HAVE GOOD TIME
A spokesman for the troops here today said they were
“having a wonderful time” in Norrti Wilkosb^ and
spoke v^ highly of the hospitality acc^^ *h^* i|
And H^uy Dallas m
CAN SINK 0-miS
S SUN s
y«ttd Stain Vir
U. S. Trtasury
With the possible excep
tion of one or two one-
teacher schools, all schools
of the Wilkes county.
schools system opened to
day, C. B. Eller, county
superintendent said to
Today Supt, Eller visit
ed several of the schools
and found them in opera
tion on schedule.
Practically all the teach
er vacancies which exist
ed a week ago have been
filled and substitute teach
ers were obtained for the
few remaining vacancies,
Supf. Eller said.
School buse.s arc operating on
practically the same routes as last
North Wilkesboro city schools
ilso opened today. Classes were
formed this morning and the stu
dents were organized for regular
class work to begin Tuesday morn
Total enrollment in the city
schools today was 911. Of that
number 212 were ii the high
school, grades nine to 12; 589
were in the white elementary
school and 120 were in the colored
sichooj. The enrollment is expect
ed to increase by substantial num
bers this week.
All teachers in the city schools
as announced last week reported
for work this morning and ther;
were no va,cancles in the faculty
III the large number of
men leavii^ . Wfflus-.r •>
looming for indoctioit into the
amy were a father and
liiey were James Bryiimt
Byrd and Henry Dalbs %|)d,
both of-North WOkedlo^
and among the 85 enlisted 17
board number two.
The faAer, james Bryant
Byrd, was 42 years of age
when he registered on Febru
ary 16. His eon was half that
age, 21, when he registered
on the same date.
Both are truck drivers, the ^
father working for Queen Truck
ing company and the son for
Johnnie Hall truck lines. First
wife of James Bryant Byrd, th«
father, and mother of the son,
died several years ago.
• Both Wilkes boards sent out
about the same number, and
practically all who were notified
reported this morning and left
by bus for the Induction station.
There they will be examined to
day or tomorrow and will return
for a furlough of 14 days before
reporting back to the induction
station to bo assigned for service.
With but few exceptions, the
contingents leaving today were
composed of single men.
Wilkes boards are now busily..^
engaged In getting men rea^ l^^
make up the number requir4i|^j
be Inducted during the ino|ij
St^tember/ « ts Mpected
some single men with dependent*
may be included.
Soldiers In City
People Of Three Churches
Invite Soldiers Into Their
Homes For Evening
For the first time in
many years Wilkes county
Jail was empty one day
The number of prison
ers locked up in the coun
ty jail is decreasing each
Only two or three years
ago as many were locked
up during one week end
as were placed in jail
throughout the month of
Needless to say, Wilkes
officers are shedding no
tears over the decrease in
amount of law enforce-
Members of the congregations of
the First Baptist, Methodist and
Presbyterian churches here arc en
tertaining the soldiers of Battery
F of the 228th Field Artillery,
Fort Bragg, while they are :n
North Wilkesboro fol- the ‘Salute
To Our Heroes” celebration to i>e
held on Tuesday aftenioon and
The soldiers this afternoon were
invited into homos of the city for
the evening meal and for as long
during the evening as they can be
away from the encampment.
In addition to the invitation into
the homes, other entertaining
events are being arranged for the
Last Week To
Pay Taxes And
^ve Sale Cost
At Allen Theatre
'IWs Is the last week in which
people of Wilkes moy pay their
their 1041 bounty taxes and
save oo^s of sale, which wiU be
on next Monday, September 7,
Real estate On which taxes for
1041 have not been paid Is now
being advertised for taxes ac
cording to law and the date of
sale is September 7.
Those who pay their taxes this
we^ wfll save the cort of sale
and land sale certJjftoate, in ad
dition to clearing their proper
ty titles from taxes part doe.
—BUY WAR BONDS—
As a part of its contribution to
the war effort, especially in pro
moting the sale of whr bonds and
stamps, Allen Theatre will have
special Sunday matinees with ad
mission being the purchase of
stamps and bonds.
W. J. Allen, mamoger of Allen
Theatre, issued the following an
“Each Sunday throughout the
month of September we have made
arrangements to put on a ‘Salute
To Our Heroes Matinee,’ bringing
to the people of Wilkes a good mo
tion picture as well as selected
“The price of admission to this
matinee will be the purchase of a
U. S. defense stamp of any deno-
mipation from twenty-five cents
up, or the purchase of a U. S. war
bond at our 'Victory Booth direct
ly in front of the theatre.
“So let’s turn out, Americans,
and purchase our quota of war
stamps and bonds during this all-
out Septembef drive. See a good
show and know you are helpbig
our boys at the front at the sam*
“Watch this paper for the tttlea
of our 'Defenae ibtiiiees’ as wdl. ^
as the starting times.”