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VOL. XXXV, No. «"V
Publ&liol Mob^ojrj md*Tlhur»day»« * NORTH
In First Raids
Banks To Be Closed
Nov. 3, Election Datj^
Men In The
I^Married Men May Be
In The Call For
Decetnber call by Selective
...ervice boards in Wilkes
kcoonty may be laqfely
j posed of married *wn with
out children, according to in-
1 formation obtained today
from the two Selective Sbt-
I vice board offices in WBkes.
The November lists of sien
to be inducted are not «pect-
ed to contain names of men
who were married frior to
December 8,1941, there being
a sufficient number of single
men to make up the number
required for November.
Draft board officials expressed
the opinion that in the event that
the Mil lowering the draft age
from 20 to 18 Is passed within the
next few days there would be lu-
ra^cient time to get the men age
l^ClS 19 ready for induction in
According to Selective Service
Lt. Gwyn Assigned
To Fort Bragg
Fort Sill, Okla.—Richard Wai
ter Gwyn, Jr., 4014 South St.,
North Wllkesboro, N. C., was
graduated last week from the Of
ficer Candidate School here, and
has been commissioned Second
Lieutenant in the Field Artillery
of the Army of the United States.
Lieutenant Gwyn, son of Mr.
and Mrs. R. W. Gwyn. reported to
Fort Sill from Fort Bragg, and
has been assigned to Fort Bragg.
Before starting active duty he
was employed by the .American
Lieutenant Gwyn attended Da
All Invited To Attend
PvL Addis M. Triplett
Pvt. Addis M. Triplett, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Triplett, of
Purlear, is now stationed with U.
S. army forces in Hawaii, ac
cording to a letter received re
cently by his father. ,
Garrette E. Wyatte Some
where On The Atlantic
Seaman Garrette B. Wyatte,
who enlisted in the navy in July,
1942, is somewhere on the Atlan-'
tic and Is liking it just fine, ac
cording to the letters received by
his sister, Mrs. Otto Haynes, of
Reddies River route one. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
A county-wide meeting to
discu.ss Victory gardens for
t»48 will be held at the conrt«
house in WUIceeboro on
day, November 6, two p. ni.
J. B. Snipes, Wilkes county
agent, today announced the
meeting and said that all men
and women interested in gar
dens for next year are invited
to be present.
H. Rl Niswonger, extension
hort|(!Blturtst, wUI b* present
and pdll give helpful advice on
preparations for 1943 V’lctory
Both banks here, the Bank of
North Wllkesboro and the North
western Bank, will be closed on
Tuesday, November 3, which
will be election day. It la cus
tomary for hguks to be closed on
election day and notice of their
closing is given in order that no
inconvenience may result.
AU to Support
The War Effort
Polls Will Open 6:30
A. M.; Close
6:30 P. M.
I^l^tenfatione, certain .^..parloito— i>i4^Wr.4.tte. of McOrat^-
■fine must be allowed for return
of questionnaire, physical exami-
j^ation, classification and time al
lowed in which the registrant
may appeal from the classiflca-
l Gon of the local board. It the
■qU lowering the draft age were
" ^[ssed now, there would not be
Bufficient time under present reg
ulations to get the younger men
ready tor induction this year,
was the opinion e.xpressed by
draft board officials.
When the supply of single men
Is exhausted, the boards will call
married men without children ac
cording to their order numbers.
|At Millers Creek
M ore Women Are Needed to
Take Course if Class Is
To Be Continued
St. Sgt. Broyhill Honored
St. Sgt. Lewis E. Broyhill and
Edward Bishop, nephew and son
of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Bishop, of
the Maple Springs community,
were honored Sunday, noon, with
a birthday anniversary dinner.
The table was set picnic style
and was centered with a large
pink and white enniversary cake.
The candles formed the ‘‘V fo*
Forty relatives and friends
were present for the occasion.
T. Staley Myers Recovers
In Naval Hospital
Staley Myers, son of Mr. and
Be In by Nov. 1
Sgt. K. K. .Jennings, who wns
recently promoted to his pres
ent rank with U. S. Army air
forces in Engfland, writes his
mother, Mrs. Ethel Jennings, of
Reddies River, tliat he is in tlie
bombardment group wlilch
made the first dayli^U, raids
On German occupied territory-
SgL Jennings has an excellent
record in the service.
■Mrs. T. S. Myers, of Dockery, has
Applications for fuel oil end
kerosene for heating purposes
•hpnld h« filed, y.tth. local ration
ing •board offices before Novem
ber 1, Wilkes rationing officials
Applications forms have been
placed in the hands of fuel oil
and kerosene distributors end
rationing board offices for distri
bution to consumers, who are ask
ed to obtain them, fill them out
properly and file them with rati
oning boards before November 1.
This applies to persons who
use fuel oil in heating pl.ints,
room heaters or hot water hoot
ers. .Ml other consumer.^ of fuel
nil and kerosene will register at
schools on dates to be set later.
Truck Itooks To Expire
Truck rationing hooks will ex
pire on November 21.
Rationing officials here today
in Wilkes County
recovered after being a patient of'said that no truck will be gnant-
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Situ4^|ion Reviewed by Field
Worker Before Meeting of
Th^ Welfare Board
A nutrition class under aus
pices of the Wilkes chapter of the
American Red Cross has begun at
Millers Creek school.
The class is being conducted by
Vertie Evelyn Rayburn,
economics teacher in Mil-
leM Creek school.
Miss Annie Laurie Herring.
. Wilkes home demonstration agent
and nutrition chairman for the
Red Cross, made the following
comment on the Millers Creek
I '‘The cla.ss meets for two hours.
I beginning at two o’clock, on Wed
nesday and Friday afternoon.
More women are needed to take
this class if it is continued. We
feel that we ail should do all we
can for defense, and surely the
women of the Millers Creek com
munity will want to make their
contribution to the war effort. It
is not too late to begin with this
' class. I sincerely hope that there
will be enough presejjt on Friday
afternoon to 'continue this class.
Mies Rayburn is an excellent in
structor and you do not want to
miss this opportunity.”
Big Pile Scrap
War Production Chief Says Newspapers Ren
dered Invaluable Service In Drive
For Scrap Metals
Donald M. Nelson, chairman of the U. S. War Produc
tion Board, highly praised newspapers of the nation for
results achieved in the scrap metal drive.
At the same time Chairman Nelson has asked the news
papers to continue their effort for collection of scrap met
al in order that production of war materials may increase
instead of lag.
The message from the War Production chief was con
tained in the following telegram to the editor of The
Journal-Patriot, only Wilkes newspaper which participat
ed in the scrap metal campaign organized by newspaper
of North Carolina:
Waggoner Is Host
4 To Lions’ Directors
^^.iiirirr- of the North Wilkes-
b^> Lions Club enjoyed their
October meeting, which was held
Friday evening with Rev. A. C.
goner ss host at the Metho-
parsonage on Sixth street.
„„._ral civic matters were dls-
ctt«ed by the directors In the
^HJY MORE WAR BONDS
WASHINGTON, D. C., OCT. 26, 1942
EDITOR THE JOURNAL-PATRIOT:
I FEEL THAT THE NATION OWES THE NEWS
PAPERS A DEBT OF THANKS FOR THE INVALUA
BLE SERVICE THEY HAVE RENDERED THOUGH
THE NEWSPAPERS’ UNITED SCRAP METAL DRl^VE.
I AM RELUCTANT TO CALL ON YOU FURTHER AT
THIS TIME. THE RESULTS OF THE NEWSPAPER’S
CAMPAIGN HAVE BEEN SO GREAT AND MORE IN
DUSTRIAL SCRAP IS SO ESSENTIAL TO SOLVE THE
NATION’S WINTER SUPPLY PROBLEM THAT I AM
ASKING YOU TO GIVE WHAT EFFORT YOU FEEL ,
IS APPROPRIATE TOWARDS ITS COLLECTION
ALONG THE UNES OUTLINED RECENTLY TO
YOUR NATIONAL COMMITTEE.
DONALD M. NELSON,
, Chairman War Production Board
Wilkes County Welfrre Board
met in regular session on Oct. 7.
with all members. Dr. P. .1.
Brome, chairman. W. E. Smithev.
and Dr. J. G. Bentley present. Miss
Edith Guffy, field welfare repre
sentative, met with the board and
discussed the various procedures’
used in a number of counties.
Miss Guffy stated that in check
ing the records in the 15 counties
under her supervision she found
the records of Wilkes county
above the avena.ge. The members
of the board pointed out that
there are approximately :15 old age
assistance case.s approved by the
board but were not receiving
public assistance because of insuf
Miss Guffy indicated that
Wilkes' quota on population ha.sis
was higher than some of the oth
er counties but it the necessary
county funds could be .set aside
for this purpose it might be pos
sible to have the quota increased.
The case workers. Mrs. Clara
Collnway. Mrs. Inez Bowles and
Miss Louise Pearson, presented
42 ca.ses to the board—25 old
age assistance. 14 rid to depen
dent children and three general
The department hos been able
to terminate a number of public
assistance cases due to the fact
that a son or relative in the army
has made an allotment to either
father or mother or to some faml-
Ij' dependent, has enable(> the
Department Public Welfare to
help cases who have been on the
pending list because of insuffi
The public assistance statistics
for October are as follows: 735
cases received old age assistance,
amount $6,380.50; receiving aid
to dependent children, 165 cases
representing 289 children, amount
$2,260.50; 46 cases received aid
to the blind, amount $625.00.
Total unduplicated number of
cases receiving public assistance
and general relief. 1,007; total
Bundle Day, the day set
aside for giving that which is
of little or no use to its pres
ent owners for the benefit of
the jpor and underprivileged,
will be observed in North
Wllkesboro and Wllkesboro
on Sunday, November 8.
The event will again be
sponsored by the Kiwanis,
Lions and Dokies' clubs. A
committee representing the
three organizations met this
week and elected W. 0. Ab-
sher g«neral chairman for
Bundle Day and set the date.
This year the committee is ask
ing that people Of the two towns
and along principal highways
leading into the towns save dis
carded clothing, toys, furniture,
kitchen utensils and other things,
which should be tied in a bundle
and pieced on front porches or
lawns about one p. m. on Bundle
Trucks will pick up the bundles
and Boy Scouts will assist in that
Bundle Day will be held earlier
than usual this year, in order to
allow time for repairing and clas
sifying the articles given in time
for Christmas distribution.
special plea is made for discard
ed toys, so that underprivileged
children may not be-without Yule-
tide cheer during the holiday sea-
Reppreaentative Burgin Ad
dresses Crowd Here; Is
More Women Are
Needed to Sew
Red Cross Work
Representative W. 0. Burgin,
of Lexington', Eighth district con
gressman, delivered an address
Wednesday night at the North
Wllkesboro town hall.
Representative Burgin, who is
a candidate for another term in
congress, spoke mainly of the war
and urged all people to support
the war program to the extent of
Attorney Eugene Trivette pre
sided at the speaking and Judge
J. A. Rousseau introduced Repre
Included among the Democratic
leaders who spoke briefly are the
following: Sheriff C. T. Dough-
ton; Attorney J. H. Whicker, Jr.,
candidate for legislature; Paul J.
Vestal, candidate for commission
er In district no. 2; W. A. Mc-
Niel, Democratic executive com-
mititee chairman; A. A. Cashion.
J. G. Hackett. C. C. Faw, and
H A. Ppinor.
Aid Class WiU
Will Be Held for Five Eve
nings in Reins-Sturdivant
Chapel In This City
400 Service Kits and Many
Garments Need to Be
. Made Immediately
Mrs. J. A. Rousseau, M^ilkes
Red Cross chairman for special
volunteer services’, said today
that more women are needed for
sewing in the Red Cross sewing
The sewing room, which is lo
cated on the top floor of the Tom
linson Department store building
on Main street, is open on Mon
days, Wednesdays and Fridays,
and all women are urged to help
in this important work.
The sewing room is now enga.g-
ed in making 400 service kits for
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An advanced first aid course
preparatory to first aid instruc
tors’ course will begin on Monday.
November 2. H. F. Bauknight.
Wilkes Red Cross first aid chair
man. announced today.
Effner Eller and Mack Reavis
will be instructors for the advanc
ed course, which will meet for
five consecutive evenings, Monday
through Fridoy, at seven o’clock
in Reins-Sturdivant chapel.
Those who complete the course
and those who completed a simi
lar course held several weeks ago
will be eligible for the instruc
tors' course to be offered here un
der auspices of the national Red
Cruss on November 30.
All persons who have complet
ed the standard first aid course
ore eligible for the advanced
course, and are asked .o be pres
ent at seven
p. m. on Monday.
BUY MORE WAR BONDS'
Miss Carol McNeill
Wins Dress Revue
November 15 Is
Triple A Units
S. L. Turner, executive office
of the Wilkes Triple A, has an
nounced that the deadline for
spreading lime and phosphate and
for using seed obtained on the
1942 program for farms was ex
tended from NoTem^t ,1 to No
vember 16 beoa55*4.i-** weather
conditions which prohibited farm
ers from doing that type of work
daring the latter days of Oetober.
Miss Caro! McNeill, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. McNeill, of
Roaring River, whs the winner in
the 4-H Club dress revue in
Miss Annie Laurie Herring.
Wilkes home demonstration
agent, said in announcing the
award chat Carol has only one
year of experience in 4-H club
work and is doing fine. “We are
expecting great achievements for
her In the future with her 4-H
. club projects”, Miss Herring said.
Carol represented Wilkes in the
district dress revue In Lenoir.
The following girls; entered the
^county contest: Audrey Craren,
,of WHlers Creek;-tietty Jean For^
- guson, of Ferguson; Ira Walsh, of
Fergnson; Virginia Church, of
Chasspion; and Irene Pardne, of
As the No'i’ember 3 elec
tion date draws near the coa-
test of outstanding interest in
Wilkes county will be be
tween Sheriff C. T. Dough-
ton, candidate for another
term, and C. G. Poindexter,
now county accountant and
Republican candidate for the
office of sheriff.
With only two contests on
state b^ot, it has been
almost forgotten in the cam
paign as workers have con
centrated on the contests for
the office of sheriff and for
Sheriff C. T. Doughton was
first elected in 1934 when he de
feated Sheriff W. B. Somers, who
had held the office for eight
years. Should Sheriff Doughton
be reelected this year he would
break a precedent in Wilkes conn-
tyr where no sheriff has ever
held office more than eight years.
In 1938 Sheriff Doughton and
C. G. Poindexter were the candi
dates and one of the closest con
tests in the history of the county
developed. Sheriff Doughton was
reelected by a margin of 85 votes
in a record breaking turnout el
Clerk of Court C. Hayes.
Republican and candidate for a
third four-year term, is unoppos
ed in the election, W. J. Bason
having withdrawn as the Demo
cratic candidate a few weeks ago.
Coroner 1. M. .Myers, Pcpnblican,
is opposed by Paul Cashion, Dem
ocrat, for ti.e office of Coroner.
Surveyor E;'rl S. Caudill. Repub
lican. has no Democratic oppon
For the second time Wilkes
people will vote on candidates for
county commissioner by districts.
The Rapiii.licans now have two
members on the bt>.ird to one for
Max Foster, of North Wilkes-
boro, Republican who was an-
pointed by Clerk of Court C. C.
Haye.s two yerrs ago when C. K.
Lenderman. Democrat, declined
to take the office after being
elected, is the Republican candi
date for commissioner in district
no. 1 and the Democratic nomi
nee is F. D. Forester, also of
In district no. 2. J. K. Par-iue.
Republican, and P."Ul J, Vestal,
Democrat, both of the Moravian
Falls community, are the candi-
d'ttes for commissioner. V. T.
Walsh. Democratic inctimbent.
was not a candidate for another
In district no. 3. which has by
far the largest number of voters
and with a normolly large Repub
lican majority, M.’ F. Absher, in
cumbent and present chairman of
the board, is the Republican can
didate for commissioner and his.
Democnatic opponent is F. • C.
In the 19.39 legislature a bill
Introduced by Representative
Woodhouse, Democrat, of Yad
kin county divided Wilkes in
to three districts for election of
Solicitor Avalon E. Hail Repub
lican, is unopposed for re-election.
W. A. McNeil, Democrat, and E.
C. Brock, Republican, are candi
dates tor state senate.
Two Otbw Contests
The only two contests on the
state ba^ot are for U. S. senate
and jBtflith .district representa
tives fn eongreM. Senator Joaiah
Vr, Btiley, Dunperst, Is oandldste,
lEpr re'^leeilon and Sam J. Uorris,
of RalaUk, Is his R^ohUean op-
(Continned'on page four)
BUY MORB WAR BONDS