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THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 1942
“After The Election”
So often we read the phrase “after the
election”, and almost invariably the phrase
has to do with some important war meas
ure which should be started.
“After the election”, so we are told, the
S’overnment will begin drafting of 18 to 20
year old youth.
“After th'e election”, gasoline rationing
[ 'Will be made nationwide in order to con-
eer\'e tires and to relieve transportation fa
In other words , the inference is that
many important things which should be
done now will be put off until “afjer the
election” in November because the pow
ers that be do not want to antagonize the
Maybe such things can wait until after
the election. But there is always the ugly
thought that if they will be necessary
‘after the election” that they are neces
sary now, and should not be delayed be
cause of politics.
Hitler and Tojo are not waiting until
after our election to do their damnedest to
destroy civilization. We may wait, but
our enemies will not.
We are told that “after the election”
the people may just as well expect harder
living conditions and may expect to give
up many things, in order that the war may
be successfully carried out.
If we must make greater sacrifices, and
it is now evident that we must, we are
ready to do whatever it takes, and we do
not want our leaders to wait to start the
ball rolling untiil “after the election”.
First Aid Value
Too many people do not know the value
of first aid instructioms, or they are too in
different to pay any attention to it.
Knowing what to do at what time has
saved thousands of lives, and ignorance of
the proper things to know has caused the
loss of a greater number of lives.
Not so long ago we had a vivid instance
of the life saving value of first aid right
here in North WUkesboro.
A man was stabbed in the throat. His
jugular vein in his neck was partially sev
ered. In a daze he walked up the street
with blood .spouting from his neck at every
heart beat. Gaping hundreds looked on in
amazement as his life blood rapidly was
going out and no one knew what to do un
til a .soldier saw the wounded man. placed
his fingers on his neck in such a manner as
to stop the flow of blood and -\yent with
him to the hospital, where the v-^und was
^ V. n tlfOO 00\? A ^
These two men, Jake and Percy _ ,.
songer, now 79 years old,'have been w6rfci
ing fifteen hours” a day, seven days a welf^®
since war was declared—^nd in that timp.
have made more ti^an eighteen thousand
Jake and the “old gent” are typical of
the true spirit of American industry today
^the “do or die” spirit evident in all pa
triotic Americans that says, “it shall be
done.” They are doing a job that they
know has to be done and are putting ev
erj^hing they have into it. The nation sa
lutes. Jake Sparling and Percy Foglesonger
Include The Word ‘Victory’
The language Division of Military Intel
ligence is now at work on a difficult but
hiighly commendable task, namely, the
compilation of a dictionary and set of
phase books that contain war words in
These books will be principally for the
use of our troops when they march vic
toriously into enemy territory, and that
immediately brings up a thought.
Why not include the word VICTORY?
That is, and by right should be, the most
popular, the most frequently spoken war
VICTORY, or its symbol, “V”, should be
boldly emblazoned on every page of the
books, firmly implanted in the minds of ev
ery soldier, sailor. Marine, Coast Guards
man, Government worker, war industry
worker—every man, woman and child not
only here but in all the United Nations.
It is a word that may be hard to achieve
but is easy to spell, pronounce, feel and
think. And when we think and feel the
word, live and breathe it, then, and only
then, will we have it.
It may seem fantastic to those so close
to world upheaval, but there are places
where the principal concern is to keep th>^
light from going out under the incubator.
—Christian Science Monitor.
General Hershey urges draft boards not
to call married men as long as single men
are available, but maybe the former will
not wait to be called—it is becoming next
to impossible to support a wife and the
go'^ernment on one income.—Norfolk Vir
Wilkes raMonlng board number
one has listed the following rati
oning penults covering last
Week; . - ^
The following received certifi
cates to purchase new truck tires
end tubes: Julius Jackson John
son,- Inmberman, one new truck
tire and tube; Bud Landon Up-
ford, lumberman, two truck tires
and one tube; Paul Monroe Baity,
transporting milk, two truck tires
and one tube; Hubert Calvin
Roberts, farmer, two truck tires
and one tube; Noah Howard
Ohambem, lumberman, two truck
tires and two tubes; Vilas Trip
lett Walsh, lumberman, two truck
tires and two tubes.
The following received certifi
cates to purchase recapping truck
William Doughton Foster, lum
berman, two truck recaps; Carl
Arthur Lowe, merchant,
truck recappa; Cecil L«.wren
Woods, operator of school bus,
two truck recaps; Robert Noah
Holland, lumberman, two truck
recapps; Van Wiles, lumberman,
four truck recaps; N. C. State
Highway and Public Works,
highway maintenance, nine truck
The following received certifi
cates to purchase passenger re
caps; Mathew Guy Edwards,
Wilkesboro, veterinarian, two pas
The following received certi
ficates to purchase obselete tires:
John Finley Jenkins. Pores Knob,
farming, one obselete tire.
Mrs. 9; f. Wlj
otii«fs ttidr- rieltsd th^
childrea, Mr. „aiid M^ John
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in Twra Todto'
en Soldicra Go Hofte
" Before the war Floyd Storey’s
filling station was a popular hang-,
out tor the young men of Wel-|
bom, Kansas. So as the hoys tnj
service return home on furlough |
they usually stop In to see Floyd, j
end that gave him en idea.
He installed a shrill whistle at
Rev.; S. I. Watts closed a;
good meeting at Pleasant
Sunday with nine additions to the
church. He was assisted in the
meeting by Rev. 0. D. White of 'Wattg and Mr. and Mrs
Statesville. jBrowB^aad tomlUes.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cummings ——V-
of Lexington, Va., visited Mrs.
Cummings’ parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. F. Greer, over the week-end.
Mr. J. E. German fe now sick.
We hope he soon gets back to his
Mr. Fred Gilbert, of Ft. Bragg,
came home for the week-end.
He and Miss Louise Walsh motor
ed to York, S. C., and got mar
ried Sunday. We wish for them
Mrs. Lillie Russell bias been In
poor health for several days. We
hope she soon gets better.
Little Gene Caudill is in tho
Wilkes Hospital and Is getting
three right after an operation
for appendicitis. ^
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sturgis have
moved from here to Alexander
Mrs. Creole Bums' Is visiting
her brother, Mr. Monroe Bullls of
Congo this week.
Pvt. James Howell, of Fair
Field, Ohio, was home on fur
lough with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. P. Howell a few days last
Miss Annie Howell is teaching
In the Pisgah community this
year. There are many .good peo
ple there and we hope she likes
the work among them.
Rev. S. I. Watts, who has been
pastor of Dover Baptist church for
the past 20 years, has accepted
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POST OFFICE BOX 252
Taylorsville, N. C.
IN THE SERVICE...
Causes Egg Losses
LIFE’S BETTER WAY
WALTER E. ISENHOUR,
Hiddenite, N. C.
THE RUGGED TRAIL
repaired and a life was saved.
He would have reached the hospital and
surgical attention too late if the soldier had
not stopped tlje flow of blood.
Such instances as that show the value of
first aid instruction. The chances are a
million to one, maybe, that you will not be
confronted with the same situation. But
there will be instances, if you live a life of
normal len.gth, when first aid instruction
will be valuable.
Certainly every home where there are
children should have at least one person
with a thorough knowledge of first aid
practices. Fathers and mothers who fail
to get first aid instruction, especially when
it is offered free, are certainly neglecting
an important duty to their homes.
The story of the two-man company that
recently jreceived a large flag poster from
othe War Production Board, “in recognition
of the example the entire working force of
your plant is setting for the rest of the na
tion,” should be an iBspiration to every
anan' and woman engaged in ^r produc
Before the war Jake Sparling, aged 60
jesn, made pulleys and repaired machin-
To mo.st of us life is a rugged journey, a
rugged trail. We have our tests and trials,
our heartaches and sorrows, our labors
and toils, our mental and physical suffer
ings, our disappointments and discourage
ments, our regrets and sighs, and some
times we wonder what it is all about. How
ever, if we really and truly love the Lord
from the depth of our hearts and souls we
can realize that it will all work out to our
good and God’s glory. Hallelujah!
Life is a rugged trail. We work and
sweat and toil for a livelihood. We have
sickness and disease to contend with.
Dangers lurk all along the pathway. The
devil seeks to devour us. War, famine and
pestilence destroy multitudes. Tempta
tions beset us on every hand. Enemies op
pose us. Duties and responsibilities weigh
heavily upon us. Many unexpected thing.s
that are trying to our souls and lives hap
pen along life’s journey. We have our
cloudy days, yet above the clouds that
hang low over us the sun is shining.
What we need to do is to forever keep
HLs will, realizing that glorious victory is
always ahead. In fact we have much
blessed victory along the rugged trail of
life, much peace, joy and happiness when
we are yielded unto God. We find rea)
happiness in helping others along life’.s
rugged trail, knowing that heaven awaits
us just out in the future.
Sometimes ago one of my readers wrote
me, saying, “I know thinking souls bless
you for the help you are to them aloiig the
rugged trail of life.” Well, my ^eat de
sire is to .help everybody I can to" live the
life that pleases God so we can reach the
glorious home of the soul some happ? day.
Life’s better way is to always help others.
We help ourselves by helping those about
us. We climb by helping others climb. We
rejoice by making others happy. We suc
ceed by helping others succeed. Indeed
this is life’s betfer way.
Most of the egg losses caused
by careless handling can be
avoided vrtth little additional ef
fort on the part of producers and
handlers, seye C. F. Parrish, In
charge of poultry extension ■work
at N. C. State College.
The proper handling of eggs
begins with gathering from the
nest. Collecting at least three
times dally results In cleaner eggs
and In better ones. Eggs allowed
to accumulate In the nest for two
or three days suffer e loss In
quality because of the high tem-
iperatures. This loss In quality
Is frequently as great as the loss
In two or three weeks when kept
In a cooler.
Proper cooling Is of utmost Im
portance, Parrish explained. Eggs
gathered in wire baskets permit
the circulation of elr and should
bo left In the cooling room over
night before they are packed In
cartons or cases.
Eggs should be packed with
the small end down for proper
shipping, the Extension Service
poultryman continued, and stored
in the cooler until they are ready
for market. This practice helps
to maintain the natural'quality
of the eggs.
Also. Parrish said, the use of
clean containers, cases, and pack
ing materials adds greatly to the
marketing appearance of the eggs
and helps prevent the growth of
“Careful- handling on the farm
and In transit means more eggs
for all wartime needs,” the
specialist went on. “Millions of
dozens are being bought each
week by the Government In the
form of dried eggs for shipment
to our allies oversees. Millions
more are being used by our arm
ed forces and in, domestic con
sumption, both In the form of
shell and dried eggs.’’
Binocular' 'believed to be of
these types should be sent to the
Sixth Naval District Public Rela
tions Officer, Fort Sumter Hotel.
Charleston, for forwarding to
the Navel Observatory. Since the
Navy is not authorized to accept
gifts or free loans, $1.00 will he
paid for each pair of glasses ac
cepted. The glasses available af
ter the war will be returned to
their owners and the $1.00 will
constitute rental and depreciation
CONSERVE CORDS AND
THEY WrLL BE HARD TO REPLACE
FOR CONTINUED satisfactory operation of your eiectricol oppli-
onces the cords connecting them to outlets must be kept in good
condition. Since eiectricol cords ore mode ot critical moteriols
thot will be increasingly hard to get it is important thot you core
tor them properly
Keep cords clear from moving ports of opplionces and from heot
which would melt the insulation.
Never jerk o cord out ot socket. Take hold ot plug ond pull it out
—bending over may do you good! And, ot course never wrap
Q cord around your electric iron while it is still hot.
A little friction tope wrapped around slightly worn ploces may
lengthen the life of c cord.
KEEP SPARE FUSES ON HAND. Help conserve mon
power and tronsportetion by calling our service men only
T. H. WILLIAMS, Mgr-
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