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VOL. XXXV, No. 84
Publithed Moi^ays and Thursdays.
NORTfl WILK.ESBORO.„N. C.. MONDAY. JAN. H-th, 1943
81.50 In the AMlti *-f£X> Out ot State
Five Marine FigKtetS Bring Down llO Jap Planes
Readers Please Note: Curtailment 01
Newsprint Supply Means That Unpaid
Subscriptions Must Be Cut Off of Lisi
War news today was fea
tured by continued gains of
the Russian army on the
southern front, particularly
in the Caucasus area.
Meanwhile the offensive
northwest of Stalingrad and
which is now pointed at Ros
tov is continuing to make
progress, the aim apparent
ly being to cut off hundreds
of thousands of axis troops
in the Caucusus.
From Africa comes the news of
violent air battles in Tunisia but
bad weather continues to slow
down ground action to patrols. A
French srmy is progressing north
ward across the Sahara desert to
ward Triioll ^and British Eighth
army advances toward Tripoli
from the eust.
Generrl Douglas MacArthur
has returned to his Australian
headquarters after completion of
the SBCcessful campAgn agulnst
on the nertheast coast
The government has ordere*!
that supplies of newsprint to
newspapers be limited to the
amount used in 1041.
The public wdll l>e Interested
in the order as it affects their
iicwspsipers, and It Ls certain to
bring abont developments af
fecting the newspaper bnslne.ss.
The subscription Ust of TIic
Journal-Patriot, having grown
i-apidly during the past year, l.s
hirgcr than in 1041, and every
day row snbsmrlbers axe added
to fh‘ growing list.
I'nlcr these circumstances, it
Is evident that there ivill be no
newsprint to carry unpaid sub-
subscriptioas on our list. To
do so would mean that .sub
scriptions would have to be de
nied to tliose who want the pa
per and are willing to pay for it.
This newspapc'r, like other
progressive publications in tlie
newspaper Industry, takes pride
in its large circulation, and It is
sincerely hoped that the news-^
print curb order will not mean
that an.v person wdio wants the
paper wrill be left off.
But one fact is certain: un
paid snbsorlption,s cannot be
carried on the list.
Every subscriber today
should look at the label on the
paper and sCe the expiration
date. If It is not paid in ad
vance, immediate attention
should be given In order tlu»t
tbe paper may not be discon
In order to have newsprint
for printing the papers for the
many new subscribers who are
nnx’ious to become readers of
Tlio Journal-Patriot, those
whose sul>scrIptlons are not
paid hi advance mu.st be remov
ed from the list.
To File Lists
The O.P.A. u now gettinc
in shape to enforce ceiling
Five pilots of B marine flghter squadron which has accoimled for 110 Jap planes hi two months fighting
are shown near one of their Grumman fighters on Gnad alcanal, in pictnre at left, 'ttey' are (left to g ),
Lieut. Eoger Hoberman; Lieut. CecD Doyle; Capt. Joseph Foss (who lops the list with 22 planes shot down);
William MaronUte, and Licit. Eoy Enddefi. Eight: A Jap flghter pilot, captured after being sh^ot down during
a dogfight over Guadalcanal, has plenty to say during an Interview with a U. S. Interpreter. The prisoner and
others have shown a surprising wilUofness to give information concerning their own forces. t
Men In The
Ban On Pleasure
Traffic On Roads
To Begin On
From the Solomons comes the
nows that U. 8. forces on Guadal
canal have been reinforced QU
lug the week-end.
KAKLTER REPl^BT.S «
Allied Headquarters iu Norlti
Africa.—rmted Strtes medium
bombers from Tinlsia struck their
first blow yesterday at the Libyan
base of Tripoli in ar. extension of
their campaign to slam shut the
back door of retre.ft in the face
of Marshal Erwin Rommel, be
lieved on the weary move again
toward that port and Tunisia.
The Americans attacked an out
lying airdrome, scoring direct
hits, and returned without loss.
Allied Headquarters in Aus
tralia, Monday. — .Allied heavy
and medium bombers yesterday
continued relentlessly pounding
the Jppanese convoy fleeing from
Lao, New Guinea, scene of the
enemy’s costly attempt to land
Direct hits were scored on two
ships of the convoy from which
three troop tran.sports already
hed been sunk, General Douglas
Other Austrelian and .Ameri
can plane.s at the same time pour-
bombs, cannon and machin*
District War Bond
Meeting To Be In
Cpl. Vernon T. Mahaffey
Now In Africa
Cpl. Vernon T. M: haffey, who
is with the fighting forces in Af
rica, is well and getting along
(splendid, friends will be glad to
i Pvt. Edward Q. Milam ^
At Fort Bennins
Rationing Officials Appreciate Cooperation
From Motoring Public In Eliminating
All Except Essential Driving
Since the governkTienl last
week placed a ban on all
pleasure driving: in the 17
eastern seaboard states,
There wdll be a distriift meefihgi
Pvu .-;Q. JBiam, of- this there has been less traffic on .“just ridinif Arouno,.
. % city. Is no?t iwMohed at Fort - .... r> i._ 1
of the third J.nd sixth districts o'! penning, Oa.
the women’s division of the sale
Tax listing in all town;
ships will begin on January
23, it was learned today
from the office of C. T.
Doughton, county account-
and tax supervisor.
Tax listers wore appointed by
the tak supervicor .nd approved
by the county board of commla-
siouers K'.st week.
The list takers met at the office
of the tax supervisor Saturday
and received a supply of tax no-
tke.s, which will be posted at puh-
,ic places and will give the ap-
pointment.s of tax listers in their
respective townships. Listing Ot
property and for poyment of poll
taxes, as of January 1 ie requir
ed by law, and all who are lequir-
• d to list are urged to do so as
■arly during tho list taking period
Tex listers lor the various
of war bonds here on Tuesday Paul Marsh
from 1 to 3 o clock at the town hail Hnmo
when Mrs. Carl Bishopric and oth I „ P 7 Rnt-
, cr state officials will explain the! Paul Mars , o p
I plana of the organization for theiuer, N. C. " 7 «
f„tnve parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
! ' * 1 ' Marsh, Sunday. Pvt. Marsh was
, All women who are mterested | from Alabama to Camp
the work uiv invited to attend. , ^hout six week ago.
Mr.s. Ed M. .Anderaon, chairman;
of the third legion, said that she „ . o IUI.-I...» Af
e.xpected a good atendance from! McLean At
this district. i
Can Save Steel
For 3,330 Guns
Housewives Urged To Buy
Fresh Foods To Conserve
Can-Metal For War
fire in the I.je harbor area town.ships follow: .Antioch. A. F.
and the airdrome. Sale; Beaver Creek. L. F. Walsh;
London. Bss'en, site of the , Boomer, Tom Greer: Brushy
sprawling Krupp VVork.s which is
Europe’s largdkt arsenal, was
■•i raided Saturday night by perhups.
150 big British bombers, seven of >
which were lost.
Returning pilots reported they
fires raging all over the
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Wilkes county housewives can
save enough steel for 3JJ30 ma
chine guns .simply by replacing one
can of fruits and vegetables a
week during the coming year with now
fresh or home-packed produce, a Va,
leading food distributor eslimated Mr.
Fort Devens, Maas.
I Pvt, Fred 0. Mcl.«an. who wav
recently .inducted into the army.
I lias been assigned to Fort Devens,
I .Moss., for training. Pvt. McLean
is the s»n of Mr. and Mrs. John D.
; Mcl.ean, of Cricket.
Sgt. Dwight Watts Is
Now In Africa
Sgt. Dwight Watts, an army
veteran of three years, has been
in .Africa since .September. Sgt.
Watts is a son of Mrs Fannie
Walts, of this city.
Pvt. Paul Mayberry At
Fort Eustice, Va.
Pvt. Paul Miiyherry, who en
tered the army on November 2. is
in training : t f’ort Eustice.
Pvt. .Mayberry is a son of
and .Mrs. J. W. Mayberry, of
(Continued on page eight)
(Continued on page eight)
Ransacking Davy Jones’ Locker Off North Africa
great industrial area
^em visible tor 100 miles, with
the bombardment that included a
shower of two ton block busters
They said they w re subjected to
intenae anti-aircraft fire and were ^
forced to fight their way through 7
IwarL of (Jerman night fighters ^
Is Shown Club
“The Free American” Is Ti-
Of picture Shown
o McNlel, program
man Friday at the Klwanis Club
preeented a motion pic- j
Dlcture set Jofth the destl-1
t-^^Utlon of '
Ig nite, to frW a^
in automobiles for anything
except essential driving and
may not be used for going to
places of amusement or for
Cars may be ur>ed for es
sential shopping Or for go
ing to church, to funerals, or
to visit sick, in addition tc
Any person who operates
a retail establishment must
file a ceilmg price list with
the Rationing Board, regard
less of commodities sold.
Any person who operates aa
establishment of any sort which
renders services to the public
must file a ceiling price list for
all services rendered. The prices
cannot he higher than they were
in March, 1942.
No establishment need fils
but once on any item, unless price
regulations allow an advance in
price. A supplemental price list
must be filed by the tenth of each
month showing any increase la
price during the previous month,
and also showing any new com
modities that were added to the
stock during the previous month.
If there Is no increase in price or
no new commodities added, no
monthly price list need be filed.
Fuel Oil Coupons
Consumers who fail to redeem
fuel oil coupon notes will be re
ported to rationing boards and
they will be subjected to revoca
tion of coupons.
the streets and highways.
Rationiing officials here
today sa:id that cooperation
from the motdring public in — . r ^
thU vicinity had been good 'K®*"*
, , .i .• I Penalty for violation ot
and asked for a contmuation order is revocation of
of obedience to the govern- gasoline coupons now held
ment war time order, i and refusal to issue renewal
Gasoline may not be used' coupons books.
Myers Is Head
K. Of P. Lodge
Officers Of Lodge Here In
stalled In Meeting Held
On Monday Night
Otlicers of the North Wilkes
horo Knights of Pythias lodge
were iiislolled In meeting .Monday
Heading the lodge for the yeai
is Presley Myers, who was in-
.stalled as chancellor commander.
Other officers are as follows; Tom
Story, vice chancellor; Paul S.
Cragan, prelate: J. B- Snipes,
master of works; Charles. Hul-
cher, master of exchequer; Albert
Garw’ood, master of arms; Clif
ford Moore, ma.ster of finance; W.
Cecil Hauss, keeper of records
: nd seals; R. E. Gibbs, inner
guard; Harvel P. Howell, outer
Training Course of
Is Called Off
Final Session Held Friday
Night; Certificates To
Be Awarded On 21st
Scoutmasters training course
was completed here with a supper
meeting Friday night in the dem
onstration room of Duke Power
G. B. Ashwill, assistant Scout
executive, conducted the course.
January term of Wilkes
superior court, scheduled to
begin today, January 11, has
been cancelled by decision
of the Wilkes bar associa-1
The term wus scheduled for |
three weeks and a calendar of
erses had been made for trial. ^ 1
Several factors entered into the
decision to cancel the court. One :
wa.s the recent death of A. H.,
Casey, prominent b,ir meml/er
who was to appear in many of the j
oases pending. Other factors in-,
eluded absence of m.my witnes.ses
from the county, transpo -lation j
difficulties and winter weather. ,
Judge Zeb V. Nettles, of Ashe
ville. was scheduled to preside
over Wilkes court but the office I
A son who arrived a few
minqtes aft^r midnight on
the morning of January fii’«t
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Claude Dillard, of Hays, was
the first baby of the New
Year in Wilkes county.
Dr. E. N. Phillips attended the
birth, which was at the home.
Second baby of the new year
was a daughter. Doris Marie, bora
to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leonard
IIIx, of Mulberry township Doris
Marie rrrlvr-d at l:2fi a. m
There w: s anotlier boy who
arrived on the same date tmt la
ter In the day. A son Wiis Imrn
to Mr. and Mrs Spencer Billings,
of Roaring River.
Twin son.c arriving at the ’nome
of Mr, and .Mrs. Joe C. I.ankford
near this city Thursday mis,sed
the New Year's Day date by .six
d: ys. I
Other births reported in Wilkes
since December 31 follow:
A son born to Mr. nnd .Mrs.
Shirley Church, of North Wilkes-
boro route one, at the Wilkes hos
pital on January 4.
A daughter to Mr. and .Mrs. C.
H. Dyer, of near this city, at the
Wilkes Hospital January 6.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwerd
McIntyre, of Wilkesboro. .j son
at the Wilkes hospital on Janu
Born to .Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Brooks, of Honda, a son at the
Wilkes hospital on January 4.
Born to Mr. end Mrs. Georgo
Jackson, of North Wilkesboro. n
daughter on December 31 at the
Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
of clerk hns been advised from
the office of Governor J. M.
Broughton that Judge J. H. Cle
ment, of Winston-Salem, has ex
Reeves, of North Wilkesboro
^ route one. a daughter on Wed-
*nesday at the Wilkes Hospital.
I Born to -Mr. and Mrs. Paul
mCllL, VI VV ,
changed courts with Judge Net- j Webster, of Wilkesboro, a dangb-
executive. conauciea ^^e first three months of ter on January 2.
which met for several sessions preside | Born to Mr. and Mrs. sHelby
At the final meeting Friday
night the three patrols cooked
supper and the meeting was ver.v
Certificates and awards as re
sult of the class will be present
ed in the court of honor meeting
to be held January 21 in the re
ligious educptlon ,;bullding of the
North WlllfBi^ror; ^Presbyterian
courts at Asheville and ^ Jolnes at the Wilkes Hospital a
Judge Clement will preside over
courts In Wilkes end Yadkin.
This exchange presumably will
be more convenient for the two
judges Involved and will save
travel for them.
Junior Ordei* To
•,ohn«». c.«w. fK.C.l .*1 “
memb^'We to to® .*®
State t-Hjfand which wUl be neeid jOcere Tuesday night, T.80. Them
B|aw » . Lartii n*b«r imoortant mattefi
Itf showed Amerl- j - , r . , t . . *.:«
^ * jnaxlmum ofj Lieut. George N. Ankers ef Seattle Is la charge of rahing ships sm* during the North AlricM «^alg)a ^ ^ ^
war time condl- He is shown at right sunreying Oran harbor, where American and Royal irtvy divers hw rtrea^ be^ w CTOS#.n,bnlance for | will be other Important mat^
’^1.3 #***”“4 «tth the aWlitf to fur- tbe task of raising battered ships, sunk mostly by AlUed bombs. Lett: When General Grant ^ks wW]W J reports Assis-, before the council and a large at-
takes to defeat Hit-; being unloaded at Algiers one feB tote the water. A crewman who went down with his tank is shown ***■» j the C Clark, Jr! tendance is asked. -
i.-lfthag hrnnrht In a Feench diver. The crewman recovered. . .7. ■ (tent Farm h • . )
—L. «. taaeu UCD-O.. ...V —
on page eight) i brought to the surface by a French diver. The crewman recovered.
daughter on Friday.
Born to Mr, and Mrs. Silas
Johnson, of Somers township, a
daughter on January 4.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Ray,
of Antioch township, a son on
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Fred
Rusaell, of Boomer, a daughter an
. - Borit tt> Mr. and Mrs. ThimtoX'.
'i—Ohurnh,.; Of Wlkertoro. ,4:^
daughter bn Thuraday. ’
Bom to Mr. att« Mrs. Itawreaea
Brooks,of Horth WHkoitef^
rente three, a son, Jest week.'t'^
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