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)ORO, N. C., MONDAY, OCT. 5, 1942
Reply To Letter Of
^ Donald M. Nelson, chairman of the nation’s war pro
duction board, sent The Journal-Patriot the following
telegram in reply to the paper’s pledge of all out co
operation and acceptance of the challenge to conduct a
successful salvage campaign now:
THE PROMPT AND ENTHUSIASTIC ACTION OF
YOUR NEWSPAPER IN ACCEPTING LEADERSHIP
IN THE VITAL NATIONAL SALVAGE PROGRAM IS
THE KIND OF ANSWER I EXPECTED IN MY CHAL
LENGE TO THE AMERICAN PRESS. IF WE ARE
TO MAINTAIN AND INCREASE PRODUCTION OF
THE PLANES, TANKS AND SHIPS NEEDED BY OUR
FIGHTING MEN AND FIGHTING ALLIES, WE MUST
GET IN EVERY POUND OF SCRAP IN THIS COUN
TRY—FROM THE HOMES, FROM THE FARMS, AND
FROM INDUSTRY. A SUCCESSFUL FALL CAM
PAIGN CONDUCTED BY THE AMERICAN NEWSPA
PERS, IN COOPERATION WITH STATE AND LOCAL
SALVAGE COMMITTEES, WILL AVERT A SERIOUS
DECLINE IN STEEL PRODUCTION AND WILL ADD
TO OUR STORES OF OTHER SCARCE MATERIALS.
AS CHAIRMAN OF THE WAR PRODUCTION BOARD
I CALL UPON EVERY CITIZEN OF THE UNITED
STATES TO MAKE THIS CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS,
JBY GATHERING AND TURNING IN ALL THE
SCRAP METALS, RUBBER, AND RAGS THAT CAN
POSSIBLY BE SPARED. LET TOWERING VICTORY
‘stockpiles in every community in. the
TION STAND AS SYMBOLS OF AMERICA’S DEFI
ANCE TO THE AXIS.
• DONALD M. NELSON,
War Production Board
Journal-Patriot In -State Contest
The Journal-Patriot has joined many other patriotic
newspapers in North Carolina in promoting a scrap
salvage contest within the state, details of which are
outlined on page seven of this newspaper. In joining
this cooperative effort. The Journal-Patriot contributed
the requested amount in funds to finance the contests
and state campaign.
The following telegram from Frank A. Daniels, Ra
leigh, chairman of the North Carolina Newspaper Salv
age Contests, contains acceptance of The Journal-
Patriot’s offer of participation in the Scrap campaign:
f RALEIGH NCAR 123P OCT 3 1942
31CF BM 35
DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU PARTICIPATE IN
NORTH CAROLINA SALVAGE CONTEST. MAILING
MATS WITH PUBLICITY TODAY. YOU ARE THE
ONLY PAPER REPRESENTING WILKES COUNTY SO
FAR. PLEASE SEND IN COLLECTION REPORTS
OUTLINED IN LETTER MAILED YOU TODAY.
FRANK A DANIELS
T Chairman of North Carolina Newspaper Salvage Contest
Whereas, It has been the custom each year to set
aside a period designated as “Fire Prevention Week’’,
and the week beginning October 5 will be generally
observed for that purpose throughout the nation, I do
hereby proclaim the week beginning October 5 as
“Fire Prevention Week’’ in Ncn-th Wilkesboro.
It is earnestly urged that each person be more
consciou* of the danger of fire! and take the necessary
precautions now toward preventing fire, not only this
week, but every week in the year.
All citizens are asked to make inspection of their
property, to discover and eliminate all fire hazards.
The North Wilkesboro fire department will make an
inspection during the week and every person is asked
^ Downy these times of national crisis, it is impera
tive that we prevent destruction of valuable proper
ties and commodities. Let.us remember that every de
structive fire helps Hitler.
Maymr Of North Wilkesboro.
War Production Chief Tells Of Great Need
For Vast Amounts Of Scrap Metal For
War Production Now
MRS. SrsiK Wn^LIAMK
Worthy Matron of W'llk«*M
('hapter Number 43
MRS. .\K1X Bl'CH.A.N.AN
Distrk-t Deputy Grand .Matron
The nineteenth annual meeting
of the Tenth District was held
Sa'urday, .September 26, In North
Wilkesboro with Wilkes Clvapter
No. 4 2 as hostess. The after
noon session convened at two
o'clock with Wilkes chapter open
ing the meeting and presenting
•he U. S.. N. C., O. E. S., wnd
Christian flags in the usu.-’l form.
The service flag was added in
honor of Kyle Hayes, the fir-t
Worthy Patron of Wilkes Chap
ter. who is now In the marines.
Tribute to the flags was beauM-
fully given by Mrs. Lliliara Gui-
gou. of Valdese.
The meeting wrs presided over
by the District Depnty Grand Ma
Iron, Mrs. Nell Buchanan, of
Minneapolis. N. C.
The address or welcome was
most appropriately and heaii‘i-
tully given by Mrs. Susie Willi
ams, Worthy Matron, of Wilkes
Chapter. To this welcome, Mrs,
j^lice Greer of Crenhprry Chapter,
^Ik Park, responded.
The mlnutec of the last Dis
trict Meeting were read by Mrs.
Willie Felts, secretary, after
which reports from the various
chapters were given.
Mr. Roy A. Harmon, District
Deputy Grand Pa‘ron of this dis
trict, gave an interesting address
on the work of the Order of the
Eastern Ster. . -
Various phase's of OVB. 'S. ivork
were exemplified by the differ
ent chapters of the district. Snow
Chapter, of Boone, the
chapter of the district. Which was
constituted July^9, very eredlta-
(ConMnued on page tifhU
Local Marines Land At
Pvt. W. J. Hudson has writ'en
his mother, Mrs. Dan Hudson,
that he and many of his asso
ciates in the marine corps have
landed safely at some point in or
•icross the Pacific. Pvt. Hudson
left New River, N. C., a few
weeks ago. making the trip
aero>-8 the country by train to the
west coast. Other Wilkes boys in
the uni's who landed safely in
cluded Warren G. Craven, of
Pores Knob; Don Cna.ven, of
North Wilkesboro; Tommie Len-
derman, of 'Wilkesboro; Ray H.
Williams, of North ‘Wilkesboro
route one; and Bill Canter, if
Pfv. P. E. Mathis In
Pfc, P. E. Mathis, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Chester Mathis, for
merly of the Roaring River route
two community, is in the marine
corps units stationed in Cuba.
Pfc. Mathis, w'ho entered the ser
vices almost two years ago, re
ceived his basic training at Par
ris felandr S. C., and was later
stationed at Norfolk before being
transferred to Caba.
Walter Emerson Is
St. Sgt. Walter Emerson, son
of Mr. .and Mrs. J. O. Emerson,
of this city, Was recently pro
moted to his pr»=ent rank at
Camp Story, Va., where he is
now stationed. Sgt. Emerson ha.s
■1 splendid record in the service.
Wilkes Colored Man Is
Jesse Bowers, colored resident
of the Roaring River communi-
t>, was accepted by the aviation
ojdet examining board at Win-
s'on-Salem on September 30 and
will be assigned to army flying
Pfc. Presley Blevins Is
Home On Furlough
Pfc. Presley Blevins, who is
stationed at Gulfport. Miss., is
spending a few days at home
while on furlough.
Pvt. Howard Likes The
Pvt. Clyde M. Howard, of the
United States Marine corps, who
recently spent a six-day furlough
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Howard, of Roaring River, has
returned to New River, N. C.,
(Continued on page eight)
For Clerk (Mfice
Executive Committee Is To
Meet Wednesday Night
At Hotel Wilkes
WiHtes county Democratic
executive committee will meet
on Wednesday evening, Octo
ber 7, seven o’clock, to name
a candidate for clerk of supe
rior court, W. A. McNiel,
chairman of the committee,
W. J. Bason, who waa nominat
ed as candidate for clerk of
court without opposition, on
Wednesday of last week withdrew
as a candidate, saying that in
creased business duties because
of rationing and his connection
with defense activities made it
impossible for him to wage an
The Republican candidate for
cleric is e. C. Hayes, the, incum
bent, who was nominated tor a
third tern without opposition in
Largest List of Names Yet Released Are To
Report To Fill Army’s Order For
Men During This Month
Both Wilkes Selective Service Boards have notified
large numberd of men to report soon for induction.
With the exception of a few who married since De
cember 8 last year, the lists for October are composed
of single men. However, it is expected that the supply
of available single men will be practically exhausted
within the next month.
Censorship regulations forbid publication of the num
ber of men in any call or quota, the exact date they are
due to report for induction, or the induction center to
which they will be sent.
The lists for the two boards follow:
AVU.KE.S BOARD NO. 1
Norman Monroe Segraves.
Mack Daniel Treadaway.
J. C. MaHaffey.
Millard Ray Minton.
Beonidus Yale Miller.
Roland Hill Walshs
Kelly Preston Gregory.
Robert Clark AValker.
James Coy Wells.
Jacob Dee ParUev.
Sidney Worfli Oennan.
James A^ery Hamby.
Karl Pendleton Pearson.
•John IJoyd Hester.
Worth John Chaml>ers.
Cycle Clyde Hoffman.
(Continued on page eight)
Wn>KES BOARD NO. 2
David Benjamin Swain.
Richard Finley Gentry.
Shelton Shirley Stone.
Glennie Tym Cox.
William Newton Popllii.
Charlie Claude Walls.
Commie liee Sales.
George Thomas Wyatt.
Joe Wesley S^cer,
Thomas Wilson Blackman.
J. D. Setmstiaii.
Robert Lee Haj-nes.
Noah Philmore Reynolds.
Otas .Arthur Day.
(Continued on page eight)
YOUR DUTY NOW
Steel mills in this country that are
making the guns and tanks which our
fighting men must have are running out
of scrap metal.
To keep up production the steel mills
must use as much scrap as ore.
That scrap metal must come from the
farms, homes, factories and places of
You are not asked to give it to the gov
You can sell it to a scrap dealer for
Surely, no person in Wilkes county
will allow scrap metal to lie around while
it is needed so badly.
Such neglect can cause the death of
thousands of American men who face the
Do you want to be responsible'
Why wait longer? Why not gather up
that scrap metal and bring it in on your
next trip to town. ^ ^
If you have no means of bringing it in,
call the office of J. B. Snipes, Wilkes
county agent and chairman of the sal
vage committee. He will contact the
WPA scrap haulers and they will call for
But bring it in if you can.
Let us stock up the junk yards to capa
city, and have a big stock pile on hand to
last through the winter when there will
be little scrap collected and hauled.
Do not think that because you see a big
pile of junk that the junk is not needed.
The war prbgram is using metal rapid
ly. .. .
That big pile of jurik.you see u just a
drop in the bucket to what is need^.
Let every ma% wcMnaB^ and child m
Wilkes raspoodpatnolically to this call
for at hoiiie.
School children of North
Wikesboro and Wilkes county
are organized into a great
junior army and have joined
in the fight for liberty and
They are not on the fight
ing front shooting it out with
the Japs, nazis and fascists,
but they are making it possi
ble for the older brothers to
have the guns, tanks and
ships to carry out the combat
phases of the conflict.
They are collecting scrap metal
for the steel mills busily engag
ed in supplying America’s war
Already the children have gone
to work. While adults have talk
ed metal salvage for months-, the
children have decided to get def
inite results by hunting up the
scrap and carrying it in to their
The campaign in North Wilkes
boro schools began on October 1.
Fired with a spirit of patrio
tism, the children went home af
ter school Thursday afternoon
and began a cleanup of scrap.
Practically every child carried
some scrap metal to school Fri
day morning and deposited it in
bins for each room. This will
continue from day to day, until
every available piece of .scrap
metal the children can handle is
collec'ed in North Wilkesboro.
Paul S. Cragan. .superintendent
of city schools end Coionel of the
junior army in North 'ttllkes-
horo. said means are lieing pro
vided to haul scrap which the
children cannot move. Definite
re.sults are being obtained and
that is what Donald M. Nelson,
war production chief, ha.s asked
The children were carefully in
structed not to move anv scrap
from premises other than their
own without permission of the
owners. However, the children
are volunteering to clear out
basements, attics and to clean off
vacant lots where scrap metal can
In County Schools
C. B. Eller, superintendent of
the county school system and
Colonel of the junior army for
(Continued on page eight)
1 is Killed
J. Council Church Is Killed
When Car Overturned On
Highway Friday Night
Jordan Council Church, 33,
citizen of the Pattons Ridge
community, was killed Friday
evening when the dir whicK
he was driving overturned
twice on highway 421 thir
teen miles west of this city.
Church was driving a road
ster and was alone at the time of
the accident, cause of which*
could not be determined. He was
brought by ambulance to the
Wilkes Hospital here, •where be
died at 1:45 a. m. Friday. His
skull was fractured and bis chest
Survlvtag Mr. Church are his
mother, Mrs. Adeline Church.
brother, Gurney Church, And two
sisters, Mrs. Wiley Reynold* and
Mrs. William Pllk.
Funeral servldd yrgs '
day, two p. m., at ,
cluireh with "
tad Rev. Henry ftlltti hi